It looks like a Microsoft trade may offer some real possibilities for astro-traders now.
The current trading chart for Microsoft (NASDAQ – MSFT) shows a mild uptrend in a trading channel. We have every reason to expect that trend to continue.
But other things are happening, too!
Transits Set Up A Positive Microsoft Trade
There are some powerful transiting dynamics that we shouldn’t ignore. They have the potential for a major impact coming up in the next few weeks.
First of all there’s Jupiter.
Action by transiting Jupiter is bringing it into opposition to the transneptunian factor Kronos in the Microsoft First-Trade horoscope. That line-up suggests that higher prices for this stock may be coming up soon.
That gets big reinforcement from transiting Pluto, which is activating both First-Trade Jupiter and the First-Trade Ascendant.
Together, these transiting dynamics form an incredibly powerful combination.
As we look at the potential for a profitable Microsoft trade, then, we can expect a massive price bump for this bellwether tech stock.
The move could be quite memorable.
Note that because of the role that transiting Pluto is playing here, it may take a few weeks to see the full price impact.
After all, Pluto moves very slowly. So the positive action here may follow the Pluto pace, taking its time in benefiting this stock.
Here’s a quick video that puts the current situation into perspective:
As this Astro-Traders’ Tip of the Week suggests, this may be a very good time indeed to look at a Microsoft trade as a potential winning move in your own portfolio!
Arch Crawford was the first thing Larry Pesavento mentioned when I joined him on his show yesterday.
“Tim,” he said, “we had one of your biggest fans on yesterday – Arch Crawford!”
I told Larry that I indeed consider Arch Crawford a dear friend.
He’s also one of the best-know financial astrologers.
But, Larry said, Arch told his audience that current astrological alignments point to to the possibility of war before the end of the month.
His latest forecast has been stirring up some very concerns.
That’s why Larry Pesavento had brought him on his Trade What You See program on TFNN the previous day. Arch had had an opportunity then to fill in some the details about what he’s seeing for the weeks ahead.
What Arch Crawford Had To Say
When Arch had been on Larry’s show on Wednesday, he warned of “hostility, terrorism and outright war” just ahead.
“This is a world condition,” he explained, “and as such it’s hard to determine who will and who will not be affected.
“It does touch our president’s horoscope chart, which increases the likelihood of US involvement.
“Neptune is highlighted, and there may be religious elements to certain areas of this turbulence, and perhaps drug connections as well to others.”
“These effects will likely take hold in the latter half of this month.
“This is not a joke!”
Do I Agree With This Forecast?
Quite naturally, Larry wanted to know if I agreed.
Does my own assessment match the view of Arch Crawford?
What’s really going on?
It was a great springboard for a very engaging conversation.
We not only talked about Arch and his forecasts.
We also discussed Y2K, bitcoin, and the current Mars alignments.
And we talked about current conditions in the stock market.
There’s a hidden market stress point coming up that we need to pay attention to.
As astro-traders, we are continuously looking ahead toward upcoming planetary phenomena that have the potential to impact market behavior, providing us with trading opportunities.
Most of the time those phenomena are ones that we see repeated with some regularity: solar and lunar eclipses, planetary stations and ingresses, and aspect alignments of planetary pairs, especially those involving the outer planets or transneptunian factors.
But there are also times when we see hidden market stress points triggered by planetary configurations outside the realm of our “standard” expectations.
Mars, Neptune & Vulcanus Create A Hidden Market Stress Point
That’s what’s going on with the hidden market stress point this week.
During a recent scan of the 45º graphic ephemeris for the first few months of 2019, we spotted a planetary cluster on February 14. It included Mars, Neptune, and Vulcanus all coming together in an eighth-harmonic alignment.
With a closer examination of the transiting planetary dynamics we found that the closest alignment of these three planetary bodies will be at 19:56 Eastern Standard Time on that date.
As shown on the 90º dial, this configuration appears with Mars and Vulcanus combined at the large red pointer, and Neptune in an eighth-harmonic position at the opposite side of the wheel.
This alignment triggers the midpoints for Moon/Mercury (emotionally charged communications) and Cupido/Admetos (destruction of alliances and associations).
The Mars/Vulcanus combination activated by Neptune is an indication of enormous amounts of effort being expended to create little or no results in a colossal waste of energy, with work coming to a standstill in an atmosphere of lies, paranoid thinking and delusional behavior.
We’re certainly likely to see circumstances like this play out in international affairs and domestic politics. We can also expect some reverberation in the markets as well, thanks to this hidden market stress point.
Our back-testing chart shows just how disruptive waxing Mars/Neptune semi-squares can be on price trends in the S&P. This kind of action can create a very challenging trading environment, to say the least.
It’s also important that even though the planetary action will be in focus on February 14 and 15, the U.S. markets will be closed on Monday, February 18.
So it may be Tuesday, February 19 before we comprehend the full impact of this unusual alignment.
The planetary aspects at the U.S. elections on November 8 are disturbing, to say the least.
They certainly suggest the possibility of election violence. It could be either at the polls themselves or in the aftermath of the vote count.
The Saturn-Vulcanus waxing sesquiquadrate contributes to a hyper-vigilant attitude. It’s a “do or die” dynamic that’s essentially looking for trouble. It stays on guard against imagined offences.
The Mars-Admetos waning trine adds to the tension. It signals an urge to take aggressive action against immovable obstacles. There’s a strong possibility that “get out the vote” forces could confront “suppress the vote” resistance.
Election Violence From A Pleasant Source?
And then there’s the conjunction of Venus with the transneptunian Cupido.
It’s just after the Election Day opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange.
Now don’t get me wrong.
Venus and Cupido are two of the good guys in astrology.
Venus is all about love, harmony, money, the arts, and beauty. It’s the feminine mystique personified.
Cupido is connected with community, family connections, and the sharing of common cultural heritage.
So when Venus and Cupido get together it’s typically good. We normally expect social harmony, pleasant connections, and marital bliss.
But as this chart for the S&P 500 in 2014 shows, we sometimes get something else.
The Venus-Cupido conjunction coincides with trading tops about 60 percent of the time.
But this time the two planets meet, on Tuesday, November 8, we may get even more negative results.
This 90-degree dial for the Venus-Cupido conjunction shows the meeting of the two planets at 25º 41′ Sagittarius.
But what’s interesting is not just the connection between those two beneficial planets.
It’s the fact that they trigger the Uranus-Admetos midpoint.
That’s pretty ominous.
This midpoint activation signals shocking social convulsions. We could see wanton destruction, murders, earthquakes, and yes, even election violence.
At the very least, we can expect sudden breakups of trusted associations.
Individuals and factions will be excluded.
They’ll need to learn how to go it on their own.
They may have wounds that take a very long time to heal.
It’s not a pretty picture.
Election Violence and the Markets
Don’t forget. The markets can react to social and political news in dramatic ways.
Election violence could amplify the November Meltdown in equities.
The election campaign this year has certainly been vicious.
But it’s not the only time that an election got nasty.
The prize for election violence goes to 1876.
Voters went to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, 1876. It was one of America’s most contentious and controversial contests.
The 1876 results are among the most disputed ever. But it’s certain that Samuel J. Tilden of New York outpolled Ohio’s Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote.
Hayes got 4,034,311 votes. Tilden got 4,288,546.
After a first count of votes, Tilden won 184 electoral votes. Hayes got 165.
But 20 votes were left unresolved. These 20 electoral votes were in dispute in four states.
In Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina, each party reported its candidate had won the state.
In Oregon one elector was replaced. He had been declared illegal for being an “elected or appointed official”.
Ultimately, all three of Oregon’s votes were awarded to Hayes.
Hayes thus had a majority of one in the Electoral College.
The Democrats cried fraud. Tension and hostility swept the country.
Tilden supporters threatened that Hayes would never be inaugurated.
“Tilden or Blood” became the rallying cry. In Columbus, Ohio, a shot was fired at Governor Hayes’s residence as he sat down to dinner. Supporters marched to his home, calling for the “president”.
Hayes tried to calm the crowd. “It is impossible,” he said, “at so early a time, to obtain the result.”
As incidents of election violence surged, President Grant took action. He strengthened the military force in and around Washington.
A look at the horoscope for the disputed election of 1876 is revealing.
Saturn activates the Mercury-Kronos midpoint, so authoritative communications were in short supply.
With the Venus/Chiron mipoint also getting triggered, harmony and cooperation were difficult to establish.
But most important of all, Saturn also activated the Uranus-Admetos midpoint at the 1876 election. That’s the same combination being triggered now, setting the stage for stress and tension, and possibly even some election violence.
Planetary pairs are one of the keys to effective analysis in astro-trading.
What are planetary pairs?
Basically they’re just two different planets that are used in combination to determine the characteristics of specific market action.
Different planetary pairs can be used with different stocks.
Ideally the planets involved will not only connect with the trading action, but will also relate in some way with the characteristics of the company as well.
But even if you’ve managed to select a good pair, it may not last.
Sometimes the trading energy for a particular stock will shift, and the planetary pairs will no longer describe the trading action accurately.
When that happens it’s up to us as astro-traders to examine other potential combinations of planetary pairs. We begin the search for what’s working now.
Picking The Best Planetary Pairs For Trading
Sometimes that search can be pretty frustrating.
We may look through dozens of planetary pairs, seeking in vain for the precise combination that fits the behavior of the stock we want to trade.
At other times the process of filtering through potential planetary pairs takes almost no time at all.
With a flash of inspiration, the perfect combination seems to appear magically!
But what is it that makes the perfect combination?
Fast and Slow
Ideally, you’re looking for one fast-moving planet and one slower-moving planet.
The faster planet will often help define trading trends, while its slower-moving companion helps structure key zones of support and resistance.
And fast and slow are always comparative.
Mercury is faster than Jupiter, but Jupiter is faster than Pluto.
Generally speaking, though, when you pick a fast planet you’ll be selecting the Sun or the Moon, or Mercury, Venus, or Mars.
For slower-moving planets you’ve got lots of options.
Transneptunians As Slow Planets
The Transneptunian Factors are particularly slow moving, which can make them extremely useful in constructing planetary pairs for market analysis.
We discussed this briefly in our recent webinar on the current Admetos action. Our focus was “The Hidden Transneptunian Transition Just Ahead” – the session provided an in-depth look at some critical factors other financial astrologers have overlooked. The webinar recording is worth downloading and reviewing in detail.
A Free Resource From TradersWorld
As a result of some focused research on the importance of planetary pairs, I wrote an article which has recently been published in Issue #63 of TradersWorld magazine. It takes a detailed look at the importance of this kind of planetary calculation, and why it’s so critical for astro-traders to include it in their work.
Thanks to the generosity of Larry Jacobs, the editor of TradersWorld, you can get this information for free.