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Spot-On Stock Market Forecast

A spot-on stock market forecast doesn’t happen every day.

The truth is, I don’t even try to make a spot-on stock market forecast every day.

It’s not part of my regular agenda.

Oh sure, I’m in the forecasting business.

It’s part of the contributions I make to astro-trading education, as I watch market patterns and look for active trading opportunities.

I’ve spent much of the past five decades applying astrological tools to predicting future trends, in and out of the markets.

A lot of that work has been pretty accurate.

In fact, my forecasting skill earned me the top honors as the Timer of the Year from Timer Digest in 2017.

But although I’m frequently a guest on financial programs, it’s not always about what’s likely to be coming up next.  Forecasting is just part of the picture.

A Sneaky Kind of Event

Even so, there are times when a spot-on stock market forecast just sort of sneaks up on me.

I’ll get engaged in exploring a theory or explaining an idea, and all of a sudden I’ll spot a correlation or a hidden cycle that spontaneously opens up a fresh perception.

That new insight results in a precision forecast – and sometimes that forecast is actually right!

That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago, on Friday, October 16.

I was a guest that day on Larry Pesavento’s Trade What You See program on TFNN.

We talked about the upcoming presidential election., and the chances for Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

We also discussed the latest trends in the S&P 500.

My main focus was the potential impact of the Mercury retrograde period that had just gotten underway a few days before our conversation.

I noted that the direct station at the end of the retrograde period was likely to be a particularly sensitive time, both in and out of the markets.

Saturn sets up a spot-on stock market forecast

I also observed that when Mercury went direct, it would be making a powerful square to Saturn.

That observation led me to examine the previous times Saturn had been at the same position in the zodiac since the first of the year.

As it turned out, Saturn had  been at 26Capricorn 22 on February 12 and August 23.

On February 12 the S&P 500 closed its trading day at 3379.45.

August 23 was a Sunday, with the markets closed for the day. During the previous trading session, on Friday, August 21, the  S&P hit an intra-day low of 3379.31.

The Saturn Coincidence That Led To A Spot-On Stock Market Forecast

This interesting coincidence – and its clear correlation to Saturn positions – prompted me to suggest that we would see the S&P trading at 3379 once again, at the time of the Mercury direct station on November 3.

The Truth Is, I Was Really Sticking My Neck Out

Let’s put that forecast into perspective. When I was talking with Larry, just a few minutes after the opening bell on October 16, the S&P was trading at a much higher level.

In fact, the high on the previous trading day had been 3499.09.

So the S&P would have to drop by about 3.4% in order to hit my forecast target.

But the astrology looked pretty good, so I stuck with my forecast.

You can watch the complete video of my October 16  interview with Larry Pesavento here:

So the big question is, how accurate was this forecast?

What Was The Ultimate Result?

So did this end up being a spot-on stock market forecast?

Almost – just 25 minutes shy of the closing bell on the projected trading day.

Actually, I think that was close enough!

The Mercury station came just a few hours into the trading day on Tuesday, November 3, at 12:50 p.m. Eastern time.

During the previous trading day, on Monday, November 2, the S&P 500 hit a low of 3279.74 – a full 100 points lower than our projected price target of 3379.

Then, on November 3, the S&P gapped higher to start the trading day.

During the course of the trading day, it hit a high price of 3389.49. It closed at 3369.02.

And, at 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, it traded at exactly 3379.20. That was 2 hours and 45 minutes after the precise Mercury direct station alignment.

In other words, it was a spot-on stock market forecast – thanks to the power of the astro-trading advantage!

World Leaders and Global Markets at Mercury Retrograde

When Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday, October 13, it starts a stressful interlude leading up to the US elections on November 3, the date that the retrograde period ends.

Mercury Station For World Leaders
Many world leaders are likely to be impacted by the Mercury retrograde station – and experience lingering effects throughout the entire Mercury retrograde period.

But the retrograde station itself also signals specific challenges for markets, geopolitics, and political world leaders.

With that in mind, we’ve reviewed some of the Mercury station’s connections with midpoint structures in key horoscopes. Here’s what we found.

The current Stocks To Watch in our Financial Cycles Weekly Model Portfolio all have strong resonance with the retrograde Mercury. The station triggers the ATVI midpoints for Vulcanus/Chiron, Uranus/Node, Neptune/Node, Sun/Pluto, and Moon/Mercury; the MSFT midpoints for Admetos/Midheaven, Venus/Kronos, Neptune/Kronos, and Aries/Sun; the QCOM midpoints for Moon/Node, Mars/Uranus, and Cupido/Poseidon; and the TSCO midpoints for Sun/Neptune, Jupiter/Ascendant, Mercury/Apollon, Moon/Neptune, and Uranus/Cupido.

The New York Stock Exchange triggers Sun/Saturn [difficulties, hindrances, falling ill] & Venus/Hades [grief & adversity].

NASDAQ triggers Neptune/Poseidon [misrepresentations of facts, false pretenses, erroneous ideas].

COMEX GOLD triggers Mar/Vulcanus [great strength, mighty activity], Cupido/Hades [stored supplies, stockpiling, hoarding], Moon/Poseidon [mediumship, spiritual influence], and Sun/Jupiter [rich people, a successful money day].

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Bitcoin triggers Venus/Kronos [preference, affection, a helping hand] & Poseidon/Node [global conceptions & ideals, beneficial mental & spiritual unions]. Our position on the cryptocurrency continues to be extremely bullish.

World Leaders At The Mercury Retrograde Station

There are also specific people in the spotlight.

Notable affected world leaders include Narendra Modhi with Node/Cupido [creating community] & Mars/Hades [fatigue, serious sickness, unusual deaths, erroneous actions, damages and misfortunes]; Vladimir Putin with Cupido/Vulcanus [expansion of domestic political power] & Jupiter/Ascendant [popularity & happy companionship]; Benjamin Netanyahu with Aries/Vulcanus [global expressions of power, might & force] & Node/Chiron [alliances becoming very problematical]; Xi Jinping with Pluto/Hades [deterioration, evil change, dishonesty, unreliability & worsening conditions] & Kim Jong Un with Saturn/Admetos [hardship, lack, being in a tight spot] & Uranus/Vulcanus [sudden global acts of violence, huge force unleashed unexpectedly].

Good Luck In A Tight Situation

The personalities in the US presidential race are also impacted, especially in light of the COVID-19 trigger of Moon/Mercury [increasingly rapid spread among the population]. Mike Pence has Sun/Cupido [a married man] & Uranus/Hades [sudden damages & accidents, disgusting acts]. Donald Trump has Neptune/Cupido [disharmony, breakups, unfaithful husband, moving away]. Kamala Harris has Jupiter/Admetos [good luck in a tight situation]; Joe Biden has Venus/Jupiter [joyous rapture] & Pluto/Kronos [self-made man ascending in rank, a change in government].

Mercury Retrograde and Presidential Politics

Mercury retrograde was one of the big areas of conversation when Larry Pesavento and I got together for a chat yesterday.

Mercury Retrograde Dial
The Pre-Direct Passage Is A Key Part of the Mercury Retrograde Cycle

He interviewed me on his Trade What You See show on TFNN.

Mercury Retrograde and Presidential Decisions

We talked about Ronald Reagan following his wife Nancy’s guidance in using astrology for key timing while he was governor of California – and then in the White House as well.

Reagan was especially tuned in to the importance of avoiding Mercury retrograde periods when he was signing key documents.

We remembered the contributions of Joan Quigley.

Larry talked about Jean Dixon’s prediction of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

And we discussed Donald Trump and Joe Biden, too.

Here’s the video of our complete conversation:

 

By the way, the upcoming webinar that I mentioned at the end of the program attracted a big crowd for the live event earlier today.

You can connect with the recording and the presentation slide deck at: http://bit.ly/feelheat

Enjoy!

 

George Bayer According To Larry Pesavento

George Bayer was one of the most successful – and enigmatic – financial astrologers of the 20th century.

Like W. D. Gann, he was an astro-trading pioneer.

His books on astro-trading and market analysis with planetary factors are hard to come by.

He privately published much of his work in the 1940’s.

But the insights of George Bayer are still valuable today.

That’s one of the things that came up in my interview yesterday with Larry Pesavento.

We had a great conversation on his show on TFNN.

A Personal George Bayer Connection

Larry talked about meeting George Bayer’s daughter, Georgia.

It was an encounter I had never heard about before.

We chatted about George Bayer in the midst of other topics.

Like current market trends.

And the impact of Mercury retrograde.

We focused on the significance of the Mercury direct station.

We checked out the influence of Neptune as well.

Not to mention the Mercury retrograde return on Pearl Harbor Day.

George Bayer paid attention to the speed of Mercury as well as cycles like this one

These are all key events likely to impact the markets in the coming weeks.

Here’s the full video recording of our conversation:

As I noted above, Bayer’s work is well worth studying if you want to master astro-trading.

He understood that forecasts can be made quite successfully by using repeating cycles of what happened previously.

That’s one of the keys to astro-trading.

Here are a couple of Bayer’s comments about astrology and the markets:

  • “An egg is our number 0, the beginning of all things. Just check an astronomical ephemeris and see how often important movements begin in all sorts of stocks or commodities when a planet reaches the ‘egg’ in declination or latitude, or even in longitude!”
  • “At the time a planet is within [the halo of the Sun] I have found that such a planet is useless and has little or no effect; but on either side of the halo, it again has its effect upon human beings as well as on stocks or commodities that it is present.  The halo of the Sun is measured in degrees on each side of the sun (about 10 degrees).”

By the way, Larry Pesavento also mentions Bayer’s contributions in some of his books on trading techniques. Larry, like George Bayer, is an inspiration himself!

When Will Mercury Retrograde End?

It’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot : “When will Mercury retrograde end?”

Yes, lots of people are aware of Mercury retrograde periods.

Not just astrologers.

Even folks who don’t seem to know much more than their horoscope Sun signs want to know when will Mercury retrograde end.

And I don’t blame them.

After all, this has been one of the most intense – and most challenging – Mercury retrograde periods I’ve ever experienced.

And I’ve been through a few of them – 214 at last count.

In this case, Mercury went retrograde on Halloween, October 31.

Since then I’ve been through the usual madness.

Miscommunications and cancelled appointments.

Inconvenient travel schedules, strange Uber mix-ups, and insane airport delays.

The Big Mercury Retrograde Event

But the biggest bit of Mercury retrograde craziness came just a couple of days before the transit of Mercury at the inferior conjunction.

It’s what has made this particular Mercury retrograde cycle stand out for me.

I discovered it when I checked my email.

There wasn’t any in my inbox.

In fact, there hadn’t been any for six or seven hours.

That’s unusual for me.

But since I was staying in a hotel at the time, I figured maybe it was a temporary glitch.

I left my hotel room to go to an appointment, and then came back several hours later.

Still no email.

In fact, I soon discovered that the site that hosts my email was down.

I decided to submit a trouble ticket to the hosting company.

That’s when I discovered the full extent of the problem.

Much Bigger Than I Realized

I couldn’t access the hosting company.

As it turned out, nine of my web sites were down completely.

A little more digging soon revealed that the hosting company, SmarterASP.net, had been hacked earlier that day.

It was a ransomware attack. It has encrypted all the sites and databases for roughly 440,000 hosting customers around the world.

So I wan’t alone. Not that that was any consolation.

The industry professionals who reported the ransomware attack estimated that the sheer size of the mess meant it would take awhile to get cleaned up.

Like three weeks to a month.

Needless to say, that didn’t make me very happy.

As it turned out, however, the hosting company was able to get everything back up and running in about 72 hours.

A big relief.

But still, an over-sized  (and very memorable) Mercury retrograde mishap.

That’s why I’m particularly glad to see this Mercury retrograde period getting ready to come to an end.

When Will Mercury Retrograde End? On November 20!

Yep, we’re just about done with this one.

On Wednesday, November 20, Mercury will be making its direct station.

When Will Mercury Retrograde End
The Mercury Retrograde period will come to an end with the direct station on November 20, 2019.

Remember, though, that sometimes the direct station is a particularly challenging time.

And Mercury will still be in its shadow phase until the retrograde return.

That won’t happen until December 7.

So even though this particularly horrendous Mercury retrograde adventure is almost over, we still have a few more weeks to deal with its after-effects.

I think I can handle that.

It Sounds Cool, That’s For Sure!

“It certainly sounds cool. That’s for sure!’

That’s what Larry Pesavento said yesterday after our interview.

We had gotten together for a conversation on his TFNN program, Trade What You See.

Our main focus was bitcoin.

We examined the crytocurrency from three astro-trading perspectives.

First I reviewed the planetary price line structures currently defining the bitcoin trading action.

After that I shared by updated astro-cycle projections for bitcoin. Our latest work focused more closely on the impact of shorter-term cycles. That’s because we have a short trading history to work with.

This is the kind of cycles research that went into our book on Bitcoin Astrology.

Finally, after the commercial break, Larry and I discussed the impact of Mercury retrograde stations on the price of bitcoin.

This is a particularly powerful astro-trading trigger. It not only sounds cool to connect bitcoin rallies with Mercury stations. It’s also verified by our back-testing!

Along the way, there were some great questions from listeners to the show. It’s really wonderful to have such an interactive audience!

In response to those questions, we also chatted about current stock market conditions.

But the biggest item of curiosity was the role of transneptunian factors in astro-trading.

It Certainly Sounds Cool

We had a chance to discuss some of the background of the transneptunians and their amazing role in astrology. The move from the pre-World War II Hamburger Schule to the post-war presentation of the knowledge as Uranian Astrology is interesting.

And Larry commented that Bill Meridian had rectified his time of birth. Bill used the transneptunian planets to fine-tune his calculations in coming up with a precise birth time for Larry.

All that discussion added up to Larry’s observation that while the transneptunian factors may be challenging to understand, “it certainly sounds cool.”

This video replay features the complete interview from October 25.

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Making Decisions Is Essential

Making decisions – especially good decisions – is essential if you want to expand and preserve your wealth.

It’s amazing how hard that can be sometimes.

But courage and clarity in making decisions is one of the things that identifies successful people. Because making decisions gets results.

If you’re not good at it, there may be cause for concern. Especially if your reaction to big decisions is a frozen, deer-in-the-headlights response.

Fortunately, though, decision making is a skill you can learn. But there are some potential challenges along the way.

What Can Get In The Way Of Making Decisions

Not understanding the problem accurately. Sometimes problems are obvious. But they can also be hard to figure out. Because reaching a decision is complicated if you aren’t sure where the main issue lies.

Not having enough information. If you don’t have all the facts, it can be tough to real a good decision.

Information Overload. Sometimes the challenge is not a lack of information. It’s having too much. How are you going to sort it all out?

Becoming over-confident. If you’re sure you know exactly what the results of your decision will be, you’re probably wrong. Getting locked into an expected outcome prematurely can have a devastating effect on the effectiveness of making decisions.

So What’s The Best Strategy?

A systematic approach often helps.

First, identify the problem or the decision that needs to be made.

Second, take some time to gather information. Do some research. Get second opinions. Be sure to diversify your information sources.

Third, identify the alternative choices that you can make. This is a good point to think outside of the box. Consider fresh possibilities.

Fourth, evaluate the alternatives. How feasible is each one? How easy will it be to implement? Will it be met with resistance or disapproval? How desirable is the potential outcome? Pay extra attention here if Mercury is retrograde. Allow yourself the time to think things through.

Fifth, make a choice. If one particular alternative stands out, go with it. But also be open to creative combinations of the alternatives you’ve already defined.

Sixth, figure out your action plan. Because just making a choice won’t do much for you if you don’t follow through with concrete action. Begin your action when there’s not a void-of-course Moon in effect.

Seventh, evaluate the outcome. How did the decision and action work out? What could you have done better?

Learning The Skill Of Making Decisions

By repeating the step-by-step process, your skill at making decisions will gradually get better.

As this video explains, learning to make decisions is essential in protecting and expanding your wealth:


Other Videos In This Series:

1: Tides, Cycles and the Next Recession

2: Wealth Strategies: Partnerships

4: Wealth Strategies: Health

5: Wealth Strategies: Emotional Resilience

 

Tom O’Brien Show Interview

I got an invitation a few days ago to connect with the Tom O’Brien Show on TFNN.

I accepted, of course.

Actually the invitation came from Larry Pesavento. He was filling in for Tom O’Brien as the guest host on his syndicated program.

When we connected on the air on July 10, Larry and I had a chance to chat about the effects of Mercury retrograde.

It was an appropriate topic, since we had experienced some glitches in our connection as we set up for the interview that day.

We also took a look at the big rally in bitcoin, and joked about the rapid rise in the cryptocurrency.

“It’s not behaving like a bubble,” Larry commented.

Recording From The Tom O’Brien Show

Our chat was a brief one, but we did touch on some significant points about astro-trading, and discussed the Bitcoin Astrology book as well.

Here’s the video clip from the program:


 

Mercury Retrograde Ends At Last

Mercury retrograde.

What a pain in the neck.

What a pain in the posterior, too.

I’ve been working with astrology for well over 50 years. But I still haven’t gotten completely used to those annoying times when we have Mercury retrograde.

Mercury Retrograde Cycles

And those times aren’t  all that unusual, either.

As I noted in my book Mercury, Money & The Markets, we get a Mercury retrograde period about three times a year, for about three weeks each time.

I still get blind-sided.

I still make mistakes.

But I also get inspired to continue the Mercury research, looking for more correlations between planetary cycles and actions in the markets.

I shared some of that research during a live webinar earlier today. We focused on the impact of Mercury direct stations on a variety of market sectors.

Here’s an excerpt from that session: