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Lunar Eclipse Effects Could Send Stocks Lower

We had a lunar eclipse yesterday.

Lunar Eclipse LSE

It was a moon-rise eclipse in the U.K. We expect to see the results in the FTSE next week.

It wasn’t visible in North America. But it still made its influence felt.

It definitely marked a time of tension.

And true to form, the lunar eclipse also brought its share of lunacy.

Take U.S. President Donald Trump for example. During a Rose Garden appearance at the White House yesterday, he was gleeful about an 13.3% unemployment rate, which rivals job-loss levels during the Great Depression.

He also invoked George Floyd, the black man who was murdered by a Minneapolis policeman on May 25.

“Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country,” Trump mused. “It’s a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody.”

Even though it’s not quite clear what the president meant by that, he was clearly happy about the 13.3% unemployment rate.

That rate, by the way, turned out to be erroneous, thanks to a “misclassification error” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It really should have been reported as 16.3%.

Funny Numbers At The Lunar Eclipse

Even so, the lower-than-expected figure was enough to drive the stock market wild.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up by 829 points by the end of the trading day, after soaring by more than 1000 points during the course of the trading session.

But the lunar eclipse, which was exact less than an hour before Wall Street’s closing bell for the week, could mark yesterday’s market surge as a trading top.

I explained why that’s the case when I talked with Larry Pesavento yesterday morning.

I was his featured guest on his Trade What You See program on Tiger Financial News Network.

We got started with our conversation just a few minutes after the opening bell. But the market was already going wild.

So it was the perfect opportunity to discuss the potential impact of yesterday’s lunar eclipse.

Here’s the video of our complete conversation:

Profitable Trading With Eclipses

By the way, as I mentioned to Larry during our lunar eclipse conversation, my new astro-trading book is almost ready for publication. Profitable Trading With Eclipses is set for publication on June 15.

Profitable Trading With Eclipses Cover

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Zeus Retrograde Triggers Potential Trading Top

The Zeus retrograde station on January 20 was an extremely powerful event.

Its effect on the market was muted slightly because it happened when the markets were closed. U.S. markets were shuttered on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

But holiday or not, this transneptunian shift is likely to usher in lower prices ahead.

It reinforces the bearish energy of the Uranus station at the January 20 Lunar Eclipse.

Trading Action Since The Zeus Retrograde Station

On January 21, the S&P 500 lost 0.27% as trading resumed after the Zeus retrograde station.

So far it’s a net loss of 0.13% since last Friday’s S&P close at 3329.62.

That’s hardly a major crash, of course.

But it’s starting to look more and more like a definitive trading top.

Keep An Eye On The Trading Action

The prospects will be clarified by the trading action just ahead.

If the sell-off is amplified or becomes more sustained, we will consider this top confirmed.

That means we can look for even lower stock prices ahead.

As we see it now, there could be a significant decline running through the end of February.

And we can thank the Zeus retrograde station for getting it going.

Broader Implications Feeding Market Expectations

And that’s not all.

Zeus Retrograde 2020
The January 20, 2020 Zeus Retrograde Station on the 90-degree dial.

As you can see from the 90-degree dial presentation of the Zeus retrograde station, other factors come into play.

The station activated the midpoint of Mercury and the True Lunar Node. That signals a time of creative thinking and inventiveness.

Maybe even a new way for dyed-in-the-wool bulls to start thinking about market direction in a new light.

The Kronos/Vulcanus midpoint also got triggered by the Zeus retrograde station.

The implication here is the excessive expression of the powers of the state. It’s all about politics, with the notion that ruthless politicians manage to have their way, no matter how much effort it takes.

That kind of struggle is clearly being reflected in the current impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

As we’ve noted earlier, the public political wrangling has very broad implications, in and out of the markets.

No matter what the ultimate outcome is, the ongoing turmoil is likely to a real impact on the markets.

 

 

Double Retrograde Discussion with Larry Pesavento

When Larry Pesavento interviewed me this morning, we had a chance to talk about the impact of the recent double retrograde phenomenon.

We also took a look at the upcoming trends in the equities markets.

We even got in a bird’s eye view of the cryptocurrency markets.

Interview Recording

Here’s the entire interview, featuring the double retrograde impact and a whole lot more. It was broadcast earlier today on tfnn.com internet TV:

Double Retrograde Effect

The first of the trading charts that we shared with Larry during our conversation this morning dealt specifically with the double retrograde alignment. That’s what has coincided so sharply with the market action overall.

Solstice Energies

As we’ve noted repeatedly during the past few weeks, the Winter Solstice has the potential for triggering a short-term rally in stock prices.

Astro-Cycle Projection Dates

We found further confirmation for short-term swing action to the upside when we looked at this astro-cycle trading chart.

Solar Eclipse Webinar

We think that the solar eclipse coming up on January 5 is going to have an unexpectedly strong effect on the globe as a whole. That’s why I’m doing a special free webinar on the eclipse on December 28.

CLICK HERE to register for this free event:

 

Come join the fun!

August 18 Lunar Eclipse Concerns

The August 18 Lunar Eclipse is just around the corner. It definitely raises some big concerns for stock market watchers and astro-traders.

Our astronomer friends tell us that the August 18 Lunar Eclipse is an appulse eclipse. That’s one which occurs when the Moon is at or near its closest proximity to Earth.

This means that in terms of visibility the August 18 Lunar Eclipse will be a penumbral eclipse. A partial shadow of the Earth will be visible over the face of the Full Moon, instead of a total eclipse.

Will You See The August 18 Lunar Eclipse?

If you’re in South America (except for the easternmost part) or in the eastern half of North America, you may be able to see the eclipse effects near moonset, shortly before sunrise on Thursday.

The full effect of the August 18 Lunar Eclipse will be visible in the western half of North America, the far-eastern portion of Russia. It can also be seen from the Bering Sea and in the Aleutian Islands.

The moonrise eclipse can be sighted in Australia, the Marshall Islands, Japan, North and South Korea, and the eastern part of Indonesia.

The Message For The Markets

But as astro-traders it’s the potential market impact of the August 18 Lunar Eclipse that concerns us the most.

August 18 Lunar Eclipse and S&P

If we compare the eclipse horoscope to the First-Trade chart for the S&P 500 cash contract from March 1, 1957, it’s easy to see the planetary connections.

All of them could have a big impact on the market. But they’re not uniformly negative influences.

For example, we can see transiting Jupiter conjoining First-Trade Jupiter. The eclipse is a Jupiter Return for the S&P.

We can also spot transiting Mercury conjoining First-Trade Apollon, so the talk in the markets is likely to have a bullish slant.

The conjunction of transiting Neptune with the S&P First-Trade Sun could add to the speculative energy in large-cap stocks.

In short, it’s not too surprising to see the S&P 500 hitting fresh all-time record highs as we approach the August 18 Lunar Eclipse.

Is This A Trading Top?

But the eclipse transit to the S&P First-Trade horoscope also brings its share of bearish concerns.

The eclipsed Moon conjoins First-Trade Mercury. So positive messages may suddenly become muted when expectations for the stock market are being discussed.

The S&P Sun also receives an ominous square from transiting Saturn.

This could constrict the money flow in the markets.

And on top of that, transiting Uranus conjoins the S&P First-Trade Admetos. Admetos functions as a “super Saturn” in the transneptunian realm. That could mean some very unpleasant surprises for the stock market following the August 18 Lunar Eclipse.

Just how unpleasant?

August 18 Lunar Eclipse 90-degree dial

A quick look at the 90-degree dial for the lunar eclipse horoscope offers some suggestions.

The lunar eclipse triggers the Saturn/Poseidon midpoint. So there may be some fresh disciplines to acquire, some sobering new concepts to assimilate, and some stern lessons to learn.

The Hades/Pluto midpoint also comes into sharp focus. It presents a picture of declining markets, grim circumstances, and the start of negative trends in which things get worse for a sustained period of time.

Kronos is also activated. Kronos is about the highest highs. Is this a signal of a market top?

A Precursor To The Solar Eclipse

FCW 1633We highlighted the August 18 Lunar Eclipse in the most recent issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter. It provides more details and adds some additional perspectives on the significance of this lunar eclipse in terms of market impact. You can get the full issue of the newsletter at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Newsletter-for-August-14-20-02016.cfm

More importantly, though, this lunar eclipse is setting the stage for the next big solar eclipse. It’s coming up on September 1. Right now our new publication on this big event is getting prepared for release:

Beyond Shadows CoverIt’s called Beyond the Shadows: Divergence and Opportunity. It provides detailed analysis of the upcoming market trends associated with this eclipse cycle. You can pre-order your copy now at a special pre-publication discount rate.

You’ll find details on this special limited-time offer at: https://harmonicresearchassociates.leadpages.co/er1609pp/ 

Oh, and don’t forget that we also have our first-ever Heart of the Lion Astro-Trading Symposium coming up on September 26 and 27. We’ll be meeting in Bradenton, Florida.

Our sessions for that special event will include an in-depth discussion of using eclipse cycles in market forecasting. Our presenter, Jim Cummins, will also cast an eye on the geopolitical implications of this entire eclipse series.

We still have a few seats left at the early-registration discount price. If you move fast you can get one. You can find more details on the Heart of the Lion Astro-Trading Symposium at: http://bit.ly/HOTLATSeb.

Hope you can join us then!

 

 

 

Between The Eclipses

Right now we’re almost exactly halfway between the eclipses – last week’s big solar eclipse and next week’s lunar eclipse.

It’s an interesting time, one that’s packed with powerful potential.

As astro-traders, it’s important for us to remember that eclipses come with a great deal of regularity. In fact, it’s key for us to anticipate the next eclipse that’s coming up.

It’s why we’ve compiled a handy Eclipse List that’s worth keeping near your trading computer.

But the period between the eclipses can be very stressful.

It’s stress that can manifest itself in our personal lives. We can feel it in our work, in our relationships, and in our communities.

It can shake world events, producing overt hostilities and fresh confrontations.

It can impact the financial world. That’s why this is an important time to watch for actions by central banks and national treasuries.

The time between the eclipses can also move the markets in significant ways.

Our “Between The Eclipses” Webinar

That’s why we presented a special webinar yesterday on “The Markets Between The Eclipses”.

It was a unique opportunity to get valuable perspectives on this time of stress.

It also gave us an understanding of some of the unique benefits that come with the time between the eclipses as well.

If you missed joining us live, or if you want to review this information on the period between the eclipses, you can watch the entire presentation here:

By the way, the publication that’s mentioned in the webinar recording – “Wisdom and Warnings From A Solar Eclipse” – is available now. You can get it as an instant download from Harmonic Research Associates.

Report Helps Inform Events Between The Eclipses

As we discussed in the webinar, this brand-new e-book is an important tool. It’s useful for assessing the potential impact of the recent solar eclipse on a variety of markets around the world. It can also help with knowing ahead of time when to expect the biggest eclipse impacts.

They don’t all come at the time of the eclipse!

That’s why it’s so useful to have all the upcoming eclipse activations listed in one place. In the pages of this new eclipse report, you’ll find over 200 of them listed in chronological order, extending all the way until the end of October.

If you don’t already have a copy, you can connect with it at: http://www.harmonicresearchassociates.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=176 – using Coupon Code ECLIPSE25 during checkout will get you a 25% discount off the retail price.

 

 

What About Putin’s Health?

The Kremlin is insisting that Vladimir Putin is just fine, thank you very much.

Putin Beefcake Fishing
Macho man Valamir Putin’s health may be great – but what else should he be worrying about?

According to a Reuters story from Maria Tsvetkova, “Russian President Vladimir Putin is in good health, the Kremlin said on Thursday, dismissing rumors that the leader was suffering from an illness after a foreign trip was canceled.”

The story notes that concerns about Putin’s health began with the cancellation of that trip. “A Kazakh governmental source said Putin’s trip to Astana scheduled for this week was canceled because Putin had fallen ill, stirring speculation on social media that something had happened to the 62-year-old leader.”

But a top source in the Kremlin has made it clear that President Putin’s health is nothing to worry about: “Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, asked by Reuters if the president was in good health, replied ‘yes’.”

But what’s really going on?

According to my colleague Jim Cummins, an accomplished mundane astrologer and a dedicated observer of world affairs, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned– not just about Vladimir Putin’s health, but also about his ability to retain his position of power in Russia.

“For Vladimir Putin, March 2015 is an especially precarious month,” Jim says.

More specifically, he warns that there may be coup attempt against the Russian leader, with the event potentially being triggered by the Equinox Eclipse later this month and/or the Lunar Eclipse that follows it in early April.

“It is as though Mr. Putin is in the center of a huge, long-lasting lightning storm,” Jim adds.

Jim has a great track record for astute observations and accurate forecasts, so I’m inclined to pay attention to what he’s saying here, regardless of what the Kremlin has to say about the state of Putin’s health.

But I have to admit that I’m biased. Jim Cummins is also my co-author for the new book Global Game Change: Power and Profits at the Equinox Eclipse.

This important new report is scheduled for release as an e-book next week.

This is one publishing event you won’t want to miss, since it goes into a lot more detail – not only about the uncertain future for the Russian president (no matter what happens with Putin’s health), but also about major geopolitical issues, what we can expect in the markets, and much, much more.

You can learn more about it (and check out the pre-publication discount) at: http://harmonicresearchassociates.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=170

 

Oil Prices Today & Tomorrow

So what’s really going on?

Have we seen a true bottom in oil prices today, or is the current upward movement just a sign of a dead-cat bounce?

That’s the topic of a feature article in the current issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter – it not only talks about the situation in oil prices today, but also reviews the potential for oil trends during the coming months.

Trade ETFs To Play Oil Prices Today

Although Crude Oil Futures grab most of the headlines when it comes to news about oil, remember that you can also get into the trading opportunities offered by oil prices today by getting into oil-based ETFs.

The ETFs don’t offer the same kind of leverage that futures contracts provide, but if you choose your ETF wisely you can still get a lot of bang for your buck, especially if you see that oil prices today are trending strongly.

USO Tracks Oil Prices Today
This trading chart for the USO ETF closely follows the current trend in Crude Oil, since the price of the ETF each day is based on what happens to oil prices today in the futures markets.

For example, United States Oil Fund Limited Partnership (USO) trades on the New York Stock Exchange as an ETF, providing good liquidity and a low barrier to entry for small-scale speculators looking for a play in the oil market, since it closely tracks the trading action in Crude Oil Futures.

The trading chart above shows the way that geocentric Mars and Admetos in the ninth harmonic work together to structure support and resistance in the market action in oil prices today, as reflected in the trading for USO.

Bring On The Transneptunians!

It’s interesting to note the role of the Transneptunian Admetos here.

Many financial astrologers associate the planet Neptune with the oil industry.

They aren’t wrong in doing so, but at times this astrological signature can limit their thinking.

If the observation of planetary factors ends there, it can actually become an obstacle to developing an assessment of oil prices today and a forecast for future trends.

Admetos is connected with raw materials in general, and can be a critical factor in assessing supply-and-demand questions. So when we look at it along with Mars, we can get a pretty good picture of some of the key forces behind oil prices today.

What Do Midpoints Say About Oil Prices Today?

The Mars/Admetos midpoint also figures prominently in the First-Trade horoscope for USO. It’s easy to see its importance on the 90° dial.

Oil Prices Today - USO FT Dial
If we want to figure out what’s going to be happening to oil prices today and in the future, a very good place to start is with the 90-degree dial for USO.

The First-Trade 90° dial for USO shown here reveals the potentially dramatic effect that we may see with Neptune’s retrograde station coming up on June 12, 2015.

The red arrow on the right side of the dial is the position of the Neptune station, which will trigger Moon/Venus, Mars/Admetos, Neptune/Kronos, and Jupiter/Node midpoints in the USO First-Trade horoscope.

This midpoint zone is extremely sensitive, and needs to be watched closely in forecasting oil prices today or at any future time.

By the way, this same midpoint zone has been repeatedly impacted by eclipses in recent years, including the solar eclipse on January 15, 2010, the solar eclipse on June 1, 2011, the lunar eclipse on October 18, 2013, and the lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014.

During the coming years we’ll also be watching the solar eclipse on September 1, 2016 and the lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019 and potential triggers for the oil market as well.

A Rare Daily Horoscope

Every day brings its own planetary configurations.The daily horoscope that gets created for all of us brings the potential for celebrations or challenges, depending on how our individual natal charts are impacted by current celestial events.

That’s what draws so many of us to the daily horoscope column in their newspaper or favorite website. We all want to know what makes us special. We want to know what we can do to align ourselves more effectively with today’s planetary weather, so that we can succeed in love, money, career, or other endeavors.

A lot of the timing factors that influence a daily horoscope are pretty bold and hard to overlook – big planetary conjunctions, solar and lunar eclipses, Mercury going retrograde, or an intense Full Moon.

What Makes This Daily Horoscope Different

But there are days, like today, when the key features in a daily horoscope get overlooked by many astrologers. That’s because there’s not quite as much drama involved. This chart shows you what I’m talking about:

 

November 2014 Daily Horoscope Cluster
There are only three tight planetary clusters in 2014, with five or more planets within a 20-degree span. This cluster began on November 21, with the Moon at 15 Scorpio; it ends on November 23, with Mercury at 22 degrees Scorpio. Note that this chart is set for New York City, but the time is GMT.

What’s interesting about this daily horoscope chart is the fact that includes at least five planets within a span of just 20 degrees of celestial longitude. Again, that’s not something that jumps out in astrology textbooks. But it’s worth paying attention to since it’s a fairly rare phenomenon.

What do I mean by rare? Well, the last time this happened was in January. We’ll get another alignment of this sort in late December. But after that we’ll only get one of them in all of 2015, and one each in 2017 and 2018. We won’t have one at all in 2016, and we didn’t get one in 1975 or 2008, either.

What Does It Mean For You?

So what does all this signify for your daily horoscope?

The answer goes beyond your Sun sign. This planetary cluster actually began on November 21, with the Moon at 15°51′ Scorpio. That means you should examine your own personal natal chart. Focus on everything that’s positioned between 15°51′ Scorpio and 22°37′ Scorpio.

That’s especially important if any of the money planets in your chart are in that degree range. But no matter what your daily horoscope has to say on a good day or a bad day, it always pays to know how to find the money in your horoscope!

Silver & The Cycles of the Moon

I always enjoy my radio interviews with Michael Yorba.

The guests on his Traders Network program bring a variety of perspectives on the markets to the show, and our chats about the astro-trading advantage fit in nicely with the other experts on technical analysis, market timing, and trading techniques. So I always feel like I’m in great company.

On top of that, Michael really asks great questions. His skill as an interviewer always helps pull more relevant facts and details to the surface, and our conversations often go in directions that help us explore key dynamics in astro-trading that many of Michael’s listeners have never heard about before.

For example, during my interview with him on Thursday, we reviewed the impact of the recent lunar eclipse on equities and Gold. We discussed the upcoming Stock Market Collision Course and the Grand Cross that’s just ahead, as well as the new monograph on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets.

Then Michael asked me about using astrology for trading Silver, Platinum, Palladium, and Copper.

It gave me a great opportunity to talk about the correlations between short-term Silver cycles and the various lunar dynamics that connect with Silver so strongly.

You can listen to the whole conversation here:


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Gold Gets Whacked by the Blood Moon Eclipse

COMEX Gold chart at Lunar Eclipse
June Gold on the COMEX reacted sharply to the Lunar Eclipse.

Wow!

Gold sure hasn’t liked the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse very much!

The yellow metal started a nose-dive at exactly the time that the Sun and Moon lined up for the spectacular lunar eclipse about 24 hours ago, sending a lot of bullish traders looking for the exits.

The price has briefly dipped well below the 1300 mark a couple of times since then, adding to the jitters on the trading floor. Right now the latest tick for the June contract on the COMEX is at 1299.80, but the 1300 price zone still seems magnetic enough to hold up as support.

We’ll see what happens as the trading unfolds later today and for the remainder of this trading week– a big move below that 1300 level could signal much more bearishness ahead.

Most importantly, though, Gold’s reaction here is a reminder of just how powerful the impact of eclipses can be.

And if you think this lunar eclipse effect is worth watching, just wait until you see the big solar eclipse in a couple of weeks!

By the way, the new monograph on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets includes a section on Gold and Silver, as well as other commodities, currencies, and financial markets.

It takes a look at the eclipse astrology impacting the chart for London Gold as well as the one for COMEX Gold.

You’ll definitely want to read that section right away if you haven’t done so already– I think the forecast there will excite you, especially in the light of Gold’s reaction to the Blood Moon Eclipse!