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This Cosmic Tension Doesn’t Get Lost In Translation

Even when the Uranus/Pluto waxing square isn’t exact, it’s still an extremely powerful alignment, and we can feel its impact in a lot of markets as well as in global politics, behind-the-scenes economic actions, and increased tension in personal relationships.

That’s what’s happening this week, with the transiting Sun “translating” the Uranus/Pluto square. That process started late Monday evening, when the Sun formed an exact opposition to Pluto. It culminates on July 4, with the Sun in a precise square with Uranus. This reactivates and amplifies the power of the Uranus/Pluto square, and also creates and extra-stressful T-square pattern between the three heavenly bodies, adding even more tension to the mix.

That extraordinary Uranus/Pluto energy brings our our conflicts to the surface, and all too often manages to convince us that we are in exceptional, “do or die” situations that absolutely require us to act on the basis of immutable principles.

If the context for that kind of drama is a geopolitical showdown or an individual argument, the consequences of excessive stubbornness or precipitous action can be devastating, and sometimes even fatal. Even in the markets, where only our money is at risk, we can still get some pretty unpleasant results if we aren’t careful.

So what’s the best strategy for dealing with this week’s solar translation of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square?

We’ll certainly need to be on the lookout for major disruptions internationally, with a high potential for big conflicts challenging governments around the globe. On a more personal level, we’ll need to be careful to side-step petty arguments that could escalate into major fights.

And there are particular strategies to keep in mind for effective astro-trading as well.

That’s what I discussed with Michael Yorba when he interviewed me on his Traders Network radio show on Monday.

You can listen to the full 10-minute interview here:

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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.


This Big Move Up Could Bring a Bigger Move Down

When I spoke with Michael Yorba on his radio show yesterday, we went into some detail about this week’s Sun/Jupiter conjunction and what makes it such an unusual event.

The conjunction will be in exact alignment right in the middle of the trading day tomorrow, June 19th.

It brings an enormously powerful push toward bullishness in the equities markets, which is pretty much what we’ve been seeing during the trading sessions so far this week, leading into this planetary alignment.

But as I said to Michael yesterday, this incredibly strong surge of positive energy creates a potential trap for traders and investors, since it also sets the stage for a major move to the downside, which could get underway with a vengeance before this week is out.

It’s that potential for a market plunge that inspired our recent report on Protecting Yourself in an Irrational Market – if you don’t have a copy yet, you’ll want to download it right away, since it covers unique strategies for dealing with several big market inflection points – not only the one coming up at the end of this week, but the ones coming up in July as well.

You can get the report on Protecting Yourself in an Irrational Market by going to http://bit.ly/protect13.

And you can listen to the complete interview that Michael Yorba did with me on yesterday’s radio show right here:

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Mercury Retrograde in Name Only?

It’s really weird.

I guess that sometimes just TALKING about Mercury being retrograde, even though Mercury isn’t actually retrograde at the time, can be enough to mess up communications.

At least that seems to be what happened yesterday after my interview with Michael Yorba.

As a former regular on Michael’s television and radio shows starting about 6 years ago, I’m always happy when he invites me to come back as a special guest.

That was certainly the case when I got a message yesterday, asking if I could join him on the air for his afternoon radio broadcast. I was glad to accept the invitation.

During the program, we had a great chat. We spent about 11 minutes together during the interview session, which gave us an opportunity to talk about a lot of things, including the current Saturn/Neptune trine trends in Gold prices and equities, and even some of the history of astro-trading.

But we also discussed the Mercury Retrograde phenomenon, and I guess that’s what got things screwed up, maybe through some kind of strange magical connection.

There wasn’t actually any noticeable effect during the live interview itself, though– things got confused afterwards.

I first learned about the problems a few hours later, when I started getting emails from frustrated people who had been trying to access the archived recording of the interview on Michael Yorba’s website.

Altogether I heard from about 6 or 7 people who complained that even though my interview was listed on the site, clicking on the playback button brought up an interview with somebody else– and they wanted to hear what I had to say.

As it turned out, the interview had been recorded and the recording had actually been posted to the archive.

It was just stuck away somewhere where it couldn’t easily be found, with somebody else’s name attached to it to add to the overall confusion.

That’s the kind of challenge that’s far more typical when Mercury is retrograde!

The last time I checked, things in the archive still weren’t functioning properly. But I did manage to capture the recording of the interview!

You can listen to it here:

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Key Dates to Watch in June

I was featured as a guest yesterday afternoon on Michael Yorba’s Traders Network radio show, and during the interview we had a chance to chat about emerging market trends, precious metals, and a specific equities play that we’re currently tracking.

Along the way, I identified three key dates in June that offer some potential for big shifts in the market dynamic, at least as seen from the astrological perspective.

One of them is coming up later this week, and the other two occur during the final third of the month.

And as always, our conversation was a lot of fun!

You can listen to it here:


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Traders Network Interview with Michael Yorba

I got a call this morning from Michael Yorba at the Traders Network. “I know there’s a big eclipse coming up,” he said. “Can you come on my show this afternoon to talk to my listeners about it?”

Naturally I agreed. I’ve been a repeat guest on Michael’s radio and television shows for a number of years, and I was pleased that he invited me to join him again.

When we got together on the air, we had a great chat about what to look for in the markets immediately after the solar eclipse this week, and I talked about how our tested eclipse-trading strategies have been working to set up enormously profitable trades, as described in the new monograph on “The Solar Eclipse of May 2013: Its Impact on the Markets”:.

You can listen to the whole interview here:

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By the way, if you’d like to hear astro-trading interviews more often on the Traders Network, be sure to let Michael Yorba know. Go to the yorbamedia.com website and click the “Contact” button on the left side of the home page there. It will open up an email form. Tell him you liked hearing me on his show, and you want to hear me interviewed about the astro-trading advantage again real soon!

Super Moon Rising

Right now I’m sitting on the upstairs balcony of my penthouse condo, listening to the traffic on the bridge nearby and the growl of the jet-skis below me as they make their final frantic passes through the water before heading for shore as darkness sets in.

And, of course, there’s a stunningly gorgeous orange Moon rising above the Manatee River, full and at perigee– a Super Moon for sure!

This extra-intense lunar alignment definitely added to the size of the pull-back we saw in the stock market yesterday, and I honestly wouldn’t be surprised to see it influencing the market action on Monday as well.

But this powerful Full Moon is just one of the cosmic factors that astro-traders need to keep an eye on during the coming weeks. In fact, I reviewed a whole series of the phenomena we’ll be watching during my conversation with Michael Yorba yesterday on his Traders Network radio show.

I also posted this trading chart on Michael’s social network page:
You can listen to the whole interview from yesterday’s show here:

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By the way, during the interview I told Michael that “Super Moon” was not a term used by astronomers or astrologers, but was just something the media made up.

I was wrong.

As Roberto Garcia, one of our active Gold-Plus Elite members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, so kindly reminded me after the interview, the term “Super Moon” was coined a few years back by astrologer Richard Nolle. I had forgotten that!

My apologies to Richard, who has done some extraordinary work on lunar cycles and other phenomena. Take a look at his Table of 21st Century Super Moon Alignments to see for yourself!

Why the Video Archive is So Important

I spoke on the phone yesterday with Michael Yorba, the developer of the Yorba.TV online television network and the host of the “Commodity Classics” show.

During the past couple of years Michael has repeatedly invited me to be a guest on “Commodity Classics”, and in most cases I’ve been able to join him on the show for interviews going out live around the world via the web. The program has introduced a lot of people to financial astrology, and I’ve made new friends on virtually every continent.

But during the past month the show has been off the air, and that’s what Michael was talking to me about yesterday. You see, in 2007 and 2008 he put huge amounts of his own money into Yorba.TV, basically keeping the whole venture running out of his own pocket.

That was certainly a very expensive proposition, but along the way Michael has become one of the world’s few experts in producing real-time live streaming video for the internet. While there’s already plenty of pre-recorded video on the web, from YouTube on down, being able to broadcast live, with real-time interactive feedback from around the globe while the broadcast is taking place, is another thing altogether.

Michael Yorba knows how to do it, and the results he has gotten so far have been quite exciting.

But there’s been a problem. So far he hasn’t been able to attract advertisers who are willing to put their money on the line to be a part of this revolution in online video. Because live streaming video is still so new, the companies who might otherwise have become advertisers have been reluctant to take a chance with Yorba.TV.

And then there’s the little matter of the current economic meltdown, too….

To make a long story short, “Commodity Classics” is now off the air indefinitely, unless some new funding arrives to get things rolling again.

I’m optimistic about that possibility, but it hasn’t happened yet. And that’s why the archive of videos from my past appearances on “Commodity Classics” is so valuable. It’s the only record of these ground-breaking broadcasts.

At this point, my team is just getting started with posting the videos on the new website. But it’s really important work, and I know we will all stay focused on it until the job is done.