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Janet Yellen or Uranus/Pluto?

Janet Yellen is getting the credit.

Wall Street is celebrating tonight.

It was a great day for the equities markets.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up an astonishing 421.28 points, climbing by 2.53 percent to close at 17.778.15

The NASDAQ Composite zoomed up by 2.24 percent, adding 104.08 points to finish the trading session at 4,748.40.

And even the normally sedate S&P 500 went wild during the day’s market action, chalking up an additional 48.34 points to wind up at 2.061.23, with a net gain for the session of 2.40 percent.

Did Janet Yellen Do It?

Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen – Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank

The financial news pundits, sage and smug as always, were quick to explain the extraordinary bullishness on Wall Street.

Janet Yellen did it.

No sooner had the market closed than the media was buzzing with the news.

Janet Yellen did it.

Or more precisely, Janet Yellen didn’t do it.

Janet Yellen held back, After a two-day Fed session she announced that the central bank will eventually raise interest rates, but not just yet.

If we can take Janet Yellen at her word, the rate will stay near zero for at least the first quarter of 2015.

And so, with two consecutive days of gigantic market gains, the bulls are in charge. The only way from here is up, to infinitely higher highs.

Is This A Market Top?

Unless you live in the real world, of course.

I’m not so sure that Janet Yellen and her amazing technicolor patience in refusing to push interest rates higher is really the cause of the market action.

Remember, we’re dealing with the impact of the current Uranus/Pluto waxing square. And as we documented in a recent blog post, that’s an event with a significant correlation to market volatility.

So the rally wasn’t a surprise, with or without Janet Yellen.

And a downturn is highly likely, since there seems to be little real change to support higher highs.

And while you’re at it, take a look at Janet Yellen’s horoscope:

Janet Yellen Uranus/Pluto December 2014
Janet Yellow saw her natal horoscope strongly activated by the December 2014 Uranus/Pluto waxing square, with multiple midpoint structures in play.

In this presentation of the Janet Yellen natal chart on the 90-degree dial, the dial’s red pointer aligns with the Uranus/Pluto waxing square. Look at the midpoints it triggers in her chart:

Mars/Jupiter – a surprise beginning of a fortunate activity.

Chiron/Poseidon – the inconvenience of clarifying ideas.

Mercury/Uranus – an unexpected announcement.

Neptune/Admetos – a sudden deadly poisoning through hidden actions.

Hades/Aries Point – Negligent actions that increase widespread misery and poverty.

It all adds up to an interesting picture, to say the least. While these configurations may not connect with conscious motivations for Janet Yellen, we should pay attention.

There may ultimately be negative consequences when Janet Yellen gets the credit.

Even if Janet Yellen didn’t do it.

 

Will The Apple Magic Survive The Solar Eclipse?

Apple Computer (AAPL) defied gravity after the closing bell yesterday and posted some surprisingly solid earnings for its fiscal second quarter, with 15% EPS growth. In trading today, on April 24, 2014, the stock gapped upward on the opening bell and then soared up aggressively to finish the trading day with an 8.20% gain in a single session.

The mainstream “experts” gave the credit to Apple’s solid earnings, of course. And Wall Street is gaga about the company’s plans for a 7-to-1 stock split.

From the astro-trading perspective, a glance at the AAPL First-Trade horoscope reveals that the earnings announcement yesterday afternoon came on a Lunar Return for the stock, with the incredibly powerful Cardinal Grand Cross activating the First-Trade Mars/Apollon square (“successful actions and expansion; a rising of the market”).

But will AAPL do so well as the next big Solar Eclipse hits?

That significant event is coming up next Tuesday, setting the stage for major action in geopolitics, in personal relationships, and in the markets.

Just to provide some perspective, here’s what’s happened with the S&P 500 when Solar Eclipses have occurred during the past few years:

As you can see from the chart, Solar Eclipses don’t coincide with every major market top or bottom, but they do connect with key inflection points in the trading dynamic to make it worth our time to pay attention to them when they occur.

And since AAPL is in the news today, here’s another example of the kind of effect Solar Eclipses can have:

This weekly chart for Apple Computer (AAPL) shows how sensitive this stock is to the effect of Solar Eclipses. This is true for many individual equities, which is why they are a core part of our trading strategy at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

The great thing about Solar Eclipses is that by using the tools of astro-trading we can learn about them in advance, and forecast their potential impact on the markets.

That impact varies from eclipse to eclipse, so it’s important to have up-to-date information based on the most recent eclipse research. To meet that need, we’re currently providing these resources:

A 111-PAGE E-BOOK ABOUT THE ECLIPSE ON APRIL 29

It’s called “The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets”:. This new publication contains state-of-the art analysis and research, along with detailed forecasts, suggested trading strategies, specific eclipse activation dates, and a whole lot more. You can get more information and get your copy as an instant download at:

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A FREE SOLAR ECLIPSE WEBINAR

We’ll be getting together online for this special event at 1:00 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, April 26. It’s totally free to attend, but you need to register in advance to reserve your seat. It’s sure to be a fun time, and we’ll also make sure that you get plenty of solid insights and information you can put to work in your own trading right away. Get registered for this free webinar right now at:

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Giving Mercury Some Credit

In all of the discussions about the astrological triggers for the big sell-off in stocks last week, I’ve neglected to mention the contribution that Mercury made to the market plunge!

As the Sun/Jupiter conjunction was capturing most of the attention, Mercury was busy lining up in a precise angular relationship with the Sun that typically signals a trading top for the S&P 500 Index.

What follows a trading top, of course, is a declining market– and that’s exactly what we saw last week!

The principles behind this Sun/Mercury market activation was discussed in the book Mercury, Money and the Markets, which is available from Amazon.com or at a discounted price direct from the publisher at http://bit.ly/MercuryBook.

But the timing of Mercury activations like this is the tricky part. They don’t follow the guidelines of traditional astrology, so many astro-traders miss out on them completely.

Mercury Metrics Quarterly

That’s why we started publishing Mercury Metrics earlier this year. The latest issue of this easy-to-read quarterly publication was released earlier today; it covers all the specific Mercury activations for July, August, and September.

If you’re interested in adding the precision of Mercury energy to your market timing, I highly recommend that you take a look at Mercury Metrics.

You can order the current issue as an instant download at HarmonicResearchAssociates.com – or you can get a money-saving subscription at http://bit.ly/mmSubscription

Either way, I think you’ll find Mercury Metrics to be a simple, easy-to-use tool for adding this essential astrological dynamic to your trading.

A Cosmic Turnaround and a Pause in the Plunge

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in terms of daylight hours and the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere.

The literal meaning of the word “solstice” is “the Sun (Sol) standing still”. That’s what seems to be happening from our point of view on Earth, anyway – for the past six months the Sun’s apparent path through the sky has gradually moved a little bit higher, a little more northward, each day.

Today, however, the Sun’s path through the sky is the same as it was yesterday; the Sun is “standing still.” Tomorrow’s path will be just a tiny bit lower, a little more toward the south, than today’s trajectory. It will continue to move a little lower each day until the Winter Solstice in December, when the cycle begins again.

The solstices are major turning points in the year, and they are often accompanied by shifts in mass psychology and sometimes changes in market trends as well. That’s why W. D. Gann paid such close attention to them, identifying them as key points in the annual cycle that all traders should remember.

This time around, of course, the market top came two days prior to the solstice, with Wednesday’s Sun/Jupiter conjunction calling the shots. And it was against that background of a major market sell-off that we saw the trading action respond to the Summer Solstice today.

As the Sun was standing still, the markets did the same.

The dizzying plunge in stock prices of the past two days paused briefly. Intraday attempts at a rally never really got off the ground, but the push to the downside didn’t pick up much momentum, either. The major indices closed up for the day, but their gains were miniscule compared to the losses of the last two trading sessions.

In other words, stocks basically spent the day treading water. While the big decline has paused, there are few clear indicators that price support will actually hold at the current levels. We’ll have to wait until next week to see if the bulls or the bears resume control. For right now it’s time to step back from the market action, catch our breath, and just stand still for a moment.

Not a bad thing to do on the Summer Solstice!

Don’t Blame Ben Bernanke

The mainstream financial media are giving Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Shalom Bernanke all the credit for the current stomach-wrenching plunge in the stock market.

When Dr. Ben talked about the Fed possibly “taking its foot off the accelerator” in its massive debt-buying program if the economy continues to improve (not to be confused, he said, with hitting the brakes), the mere thought of it was enough to send stock prices into free-fall.

At least that’s what the media have been saying. But the media always like simple stories and clearly-defined heroes and villains. So it’s not surprising to see the bearded professor getting the blame.

But as astro-traders we know better. As I’ve been pointing out repeatedly for some time now, we have in hand all the necessary ingredients for a major market sell-off, with the pressure intensifying in late June and early July.

My private clients and our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com have gotten ample warnings of this bearish potential. We been adding short positions to the Financial Cycles Model Portfolio for the past several weeks, and we’ve ideas about specific trading strategies for the protection of trading assets.

At the beginning of this week, during my radio interview on Michael Yorba’s show, I helped Michael and our listeners pin-point the date to expect a market reversal– Wednesday, June 19th.

In fact, when Michael Yorba asked me if I thought we’d start to see some selling pressure on Tuesday, I emphatically told him that we should look for a downside move on Wednesday instead. (You can hear the complete interview by CLICKING HERE).

The triggering factor, as I explained to Michael, was not Ben Bernanke, but Jupiter’s unusual alignment with the Sun. (CLICK HERE for the full explanation of this remarkable event.)

I just figure that Jupiter and the Sun are both a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more powerful than the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, so why not give them the credit for the crash?

While a lot of investors were pretty upset when the sell-off started this week, the readers who were following our latest astro-trading strategy for asset protection had smiles on their faces. And those who got our report on “Protecting Yourself in an Irrational Market” had an opportunity to pull in extra profits from the market while everyone else was losing money!

By the way, the report on Protecting Yourself in an Irrational Market is still available, and the information it contains is still relevant, since there are additional challenges to the stock market coming up in July. You can get a copy of this report as an instant download by going to http://bit.ly/protect13.