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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazon plans to release its third-quarter earnings after the close on Thursday, October 26. We reviewed its prospects in the October 22 issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter.
The overall trading action in this stock has been quite weak since its huge earnings miss last quarter as the stock hit significant Chiron resistance, so a lot is riding on this new report.
Analysts expect a loss of 2 cents per share with revenues of $41.97 billion, which would mean sales growth of 28%, but an EPS plunge of nearly 104%.
What Does The Astrology Say About Amazon?
Transiting Saturn is in opposition to First-Trade Kronos on Thursday, pushing AMZN to secure its status at the top of the e-commerce heap. Its position as the number one player online is clearly facing some major challenges. And with Mars crossing the First-Trade IC and a Sun/Jupiter conjunction semi-square First-Trade Mars, there are clear signs of successful action and positive performance.
But when we look at the AMZN First-Trade horoscope on the 90-degree dial with the pointer on the transiting Sun/Jupiter conjunction, the indications seem mixed.
Powerful Developments & Significant Evolution
The activation of the Pluto/Midheaven axis signals powerful developments and significant evolution. But Admetos/Vulcanus suggests major obstacles ahead, with lots of potential resistance to the company’s plans for expansion.
Those challenges may focus on Amazon’s efforts to open up new locations for its operations (Jupiter/Saturn). And with Apollon/Admetos also in play, there may be some interesting compromises for the company in the works.
So here’s the bottom line.
I’m definitely looking for Amazon to beat estimates on October 26, and there’s a distinct possibility of a nice price pop in the stock immediately after that.
But even so, the long-term outlook may not be so rosy. I’m not sure that we should expect the good news coming from an earnings report to prevent further trading obstacles ahead.
The Hong Kong Mercury retrograde that’s getting underway is likely to be worth watching.
Mercury goes retrograde Sunday evening, April 9.
Tune in if you’re an active astro-trader.
That’s true for markets around the globe, of course.
But it’s especially significant for Hong Kong.
The Hang Seng Index responds to Mercury retrograde periods that begin in Earth signs in a very distinctive way.
So you’ll want to know exactly how it works.
This brief video provides the details.
It’s only about four minutes long, so there’s no reason not to watch it now.
As the video points out, Hong Kong Mercury retrograde periods are powerful.
Very powerful, in fact.
They’re highlighted in the book Mercury, Money and the Markets.
You can get it at Amazon.
You’ll find a lot of key information packed into this book.
It’s gotten rave reviews from many of the world’s top traders.
And it’s easy to see why.
Hong Kong Mercury Retrograde and More
It’s a remarkable book. Not quite like any other.
That’s because it provides some real answers about Mercury retrogrades.
This book gives you trading ideas. You’ll find plenty of key information to inform your trading. So its useful not only in Hong Kong but in individual equities and in other major markets around the world. From jakarta to Tokyo, and from Tel Aviv to Sao Paolo.
It provides important back-testing.
And it’s a reference tool you’ll turn to again and again. It even includes a 201-year Mercury retrograde ephemeris.
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.
I posted the trading charts for Gold on a recent blog post, and used them as illustrations for my discussion with Michael about the potential for refined astro-trading timing by using both the inferior Sun/Mercury conjunction and the superior conjunction as well.
But Michael also used the interview time to review the ways that planetary indicators can highlight many market trends, offering us a clear advantage when we use astro-trading techniques.
You can watch the video recording of the entire interview from Thursday’s Traders Network show right here:
By the way, the webinar that I mentioned to Michael at the end of the interview was a live event later that evening; We got a video recording of that event as well; and it’s worth watching as an introduction to our Gold-Plus Elite membership program at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and a review of the great material that’s in the works with our new class on How To Find The Money In Your Horoscope.
When I was interviewed by Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show yesterday, we had a great chance to discuss this weekend’s Summer Solstice and it potential impact on the markets.
The Summer Solstice will arrive at 6:51 a.m. EDT on Saturday morning, June 21st.
This event is carrying some extra weight this year because of the recent activations of the 90-degree cardinal point at the beginning of Cancer by Venus and Mercury. These events have already shown their importance in moving the markets; the Summer Solstice is the Sun’s activation of that same 90-degree point in the cardinal axis. That’s just one of the reasons that W. D. Gann gave it so much attention.
To get an idea about the potential impact of the Summer Solstice on stock market trading, be sure to check out this chart for the historic effect on the S&P 500. As you can see, our back-testing of this index during this annual event gives us good reason to consider adding some short positions to the Financial Cycles Model Portfolio at this time.
But not all markets are likely to decline at the Summer Solstice. Take a look at what happened to Silver when this event took place last year:
Needless to say, if you’re interested in trading precious metals, be sure to your homework thoroughly! Even though we got a big bounce in Silver at the Summer Solstice last year, and even though the Summer Solstice coming within three trading days of an isolated low in Silver about 76% of the time, this event only triggers a trend reversal to the upside about 29% of the time. So a rally in Silver (or in any other precious metals) is not a foregone conclusion following the Summer Solstice this year.
You’ll get more details about the Summer Solstice activation of the 90-degree cardinal point and its creation of a major zodiac pressure point for the markets in this recording of the complete 10-minute interview with Michael Yorba during yesterday’s show on the Traders Network:
By the way, during this interview I mentioned to Michael that I’m currently working on some new planetary cycle research to help fine-turn our understanding of the trading top that’s just ahead of us in the equities markets. This new report on “How To Time The Next Market Top” will be available in about a week; CLICK HERE if you’d like to get on the list for early-bird notification as soon as it’s available.
Astro-Trading & Financial Astrology Insights from Tim Bost