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Mercury Neptune Astro-Trading

A Mercury Neptune conjunction is just ahead.

It’s not an extremely rare planetary alignment, but it’s still worth watching.

And it’s coming up again in just a few days, on Friday, April 3rd.

Mercury Neptune & S&P

If this Mercury Neptune is true to form, it’s likely to signal a big move upward in stock prices.

That’s why this particular Mercury Neptune set-up was one of the three big astrological events I talked about this morning.

I was the featured guest earlier today on Larry Pesavento’s show on TFNN – Trade What You See.

When we got together on the air, this upcoming planetary event was a big focus.

The Mercury Neptune Meeting Was Just One Topic

Larry and I discussed the likely market impact of the upcoming Mercury Neptune event, of course.

But we talked about the Cupido retrograde station on Thursday, the Jupiter Pluto conjunction on Saturday, the impact of the coronavirus, and more.

You can see the whole interview here:

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Stories

I read a post recently from financial astrologer Gabriella Mittelman, who was commenting about the upcoming Jupiter-Neptune sextile series and its potential impact on the markets.

Gaby Mittelman Jupiter-Neptune Sextile
Financial astrologer Gaby Mittelman is looking into the effects of Jupiter-Neptune sextile alignments.

“I am looking further up into the sky, and I see that we will have a Jupiter in Capricorn 60° Neptune in Pisces,” she noted.

“I am running TS to see when did this happen before? It will take a long time, since I am searching from year 1000- 2030.”

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Series

That’s an interesting astrological search. Based on Gaby’s question, I decided to scan for some historical perspectives.

Here are some notes on what I’ve come up with.

While Jupiter-Neptune 60-degree alignments aren’t terribly rare in and of themselves, the times when they occur with Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces are much more infrequent.

Those alignments only have every 166 years.

Because Jupiter moves more rapidly than Neptune, Jupiter-Neptune sextile events are all waning sextiles, with Jupiter closing in on an upcoming conjunction with Neptune.

Waxing sextiles, on the other hand, have Jupiter separating from a conjunction with Neptune, and thus ahead of it in the zodiac.

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Events in 2020

We’ll be getting three of these alignments this year.

The first is just ahead of us, on February 20. Jupiter and Neptune will both be in direct motion.

Jupiter and Neptune will both be retrograde on July 27. That’s when the second alignment will occur this year.

Finally on October 12, 2020, we’ll get the final Jupiter-Neptune sextile for the year. When that happens, Jupiter will have returned to direct motion. But Neptune will still be retrograde.

Historical Details

The last time we saw this pattern was in January 1854.

In digging into the background with alignment, I found 20 examples of sextiles with Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces between the years 500 CE and 2500 CE.

I compiled all the data into a detailed report, with the dates, times, and zodiacal positions for all the events in this extended series.

CLICK HERE to download a free copy.

When you get your copy of the report, you’ll see at a glance the cycles and rhythms evident in the relationship between these two planets.

But as you look at it, pay particular attention to the event that took place in the year 1202.

On February 2, 1202, Jupiter and Neptune were not only exactly 60 degrees apart. They zodiacal degrees of their alignment in 2020.

That’s an important correspondence for a number of reasons. One of them is an event that happened in 1202.

That was the year that Leonardo da Pisa published his breakthrough book, Liber Abaci. It transformed modern mathematics by introducing the use of Arabic numerals as substitutes for Roman numerals in calculations. It also introduced the zero to the western world.

By the way, you may know of Leonardo da Pisa by his more popular nickname – Leonardo Fibonacci. He was also the one who discovered the Fibonacci ratios that are so important in our market calculations today.

Powell’s Horoscope Spells Uncertainty

Jerome Powell’s horoscope may be an essential part of making sense of Fed policy.

Transiting Neptune is currently in a long, slow conjunction with the True Lunar Node in the 1913 inception horoscope for the Federal Reserve Bank, so it’s not surprising to see lots of confusion about the Fed’s policies and intended actions.

The stock market rallied recently when the expectation spread that the Fed would be cutting interest rates by 50 basis points; then a string of new record highs was abandoned when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell showed some uncertainty.

powell's horoscope

The upcoming Poseidon station will be in opposition to Powell’s natal Jupiter, so he could rethink rates at least one more time.

And Jerome Powell’s horoscope also shows great potential for financial success as well. Check out this video for some comments:

Arch Crawford Talks War

Arch Crawford was the first thing Larry Pesavento mentioned when I joined him on his show yesterday.

Arch Crawford
Arch Crawford

“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.

Here’s the entire interview segment:


 

Hidden Market Stress Point

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.

Mars-Neputne-Vulcanus Hidden Market Stress Point

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.

Mars Vulcanus Eighth Harmonic

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.

Transneptunian Zodiac Connections

Transneptunian zodiac connections don’t get a lot of attention.

We use the transneptunian planets in our market forecasting work.

We turn to them as we uncover active planetary price lines in trading charts.

But transneptunian factors are rarely understood.

Even some highly-experienced professional astrologers don’t give them much recognition.

And almost nobody understands their connection to the signs of the zodiac.

What’s A Transnepstunian Planet, Anyway?

The transneptunian planets were postulated before they were discovered.

They were first theorized by the German astrologer Alfred Witte. It was just after World War I.

Witte was a brilliant astrologer and mathematician.

He intimately understood connections between planetary cycles and real-world events.

But Witte saw  something missing.

Some events happened without obvious astrological correlations.

That seemed especially true in war.

Hence Witte’s flash of inspiration.

Alfred Witte’s Big Idea

He concluded that there must be more planets orbiting the Sun.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune had companions.

They just hadn’t been discovered yet.

But these hypothetical planets were making their influence felt. They were triggering real events.

Their effects were mainly evident in combination with other planetary influences.

So Witte went to work. He calculated their apparent orbits. He added them to his horoscopes.

And they worked.

The transneptunian factors that Witte and his students theorized really helped explain events.

They helped in individual horoscopes. But they were really powerful in mundane charts. Those are horoscopes associated with nations and global events.

Transneptunians are potent factors in financial astrology.

And since Witte’s day – about 100 years later – we found Kuiper Belt objects.

They’re in the zone where Witte predicted we’d find the transneptunians.

The Transneptunian Zodiac Connection

But their connection to signs of the zodiac is obscure.

That’s why I was intrigued when one of my students asked me about that connection.

She’s an astro-trader, refining her approach to the markets.

Our regular telephone sessions review her progress.

And she asked the question.

“How do transneptunians relate to the signs of the zodiac?”

I decided to record my answer.

It took me 45 minutes. But it’s the most direct and concise discussion you’ll find anywhere.

Hear It For Yourself

Transneptunian Zodiac
Transneptunian Zodiac Connections

That’s why I decided to make that recording available.

It’s been edited slightly. The audio quality has been cleaned up a little.

But in the audio, you’ll get the facts. You’ll hear details and nuances about transneptunian connects that aren’t available elsewhere.

And best of all, it’s available now as an instant MP3 download.

You’ll find details HERE.

Chicago Cubs Winning Astrology

I have to admit that I’m not particularly obsessed with the Chicago Cubs.

The fact is, I’m not a huge baseball fan, but I always enjoy watching a game wherever I have an opportunity.

Typically I get involved late in the season, and by the time the playoff games are underway and we’re leading up to the World Series, I’m thoroughly engaged.

So Patty and I took time out last night to watch the Chicago Cubs clinch the National League pennant.

They beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in a game that featured a lot more drama than the lop-sided final score might suggest. (“The Dodgers are from Los Angeles?” Patty asked. “Where did they used to be before that?”)

Chicago Cubs Astrology

And when the game was over, I of course wanted to take a look at the planetary alignments. Here’s what I found:

Chicago Cubs 2016
Chicago Cubs Win National League Pennant in 2016

 

As the game came to a conclusion, Neptune was prominent near the Midheaven. The Sun had just moved into Scorpio during the course of the game, and was thus disposited by Mars and Pluto, the co-rulers of Scorpio, which were in a conjunction in the seventh house of open adversaries. It’s also worth noting the transneptunian factor Hades conjoining the Ascendant and square Jupiter, highlighting the 6 – 9 degree area of the cardinal signs.

History-Making Sports

It was a pretty dramatic lineup to say the least, and very fitting for such an historic occasion. After all, the win by the Chicago Cubs marked the first time in 71 years that the team had captured a National League title to get a trip to the World Series.

The Chicago Cubs made quite a splash back in 1945, the last time the team had won the pennant. Here’s the spread from the Chicago Tribune on September 30, 1945, the day after the Chicago Cubs had won the title by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in the first game of a double header in Pittsburgh:

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The Chicago Cubs got a big headline with their win at the end of September 1945.

 

It was quite a celebration in 1945. At that time it had been 7 years since the Chicago Cubs had taken the league title, and that 7 years had seemed like a long dry spell.

Nobody imagined then that the next drought for the Chicago Cubs would last ten times as long!

It’s interesting to note that the winning game for the Chicago Cubs on September 29, 1945 took 2 hours and 36 minutes to play. That was exactly the same duration as the winning game on October 22, 2016, which also took 2 hours and 36 minutes to play.

But a look at the horoscope for the end of the game in 1945 is even more intriguing:

The horoscope for the end of the winning game by the Chicago Clubs in 1945.
The horoscope for the end of the winning game by the Chicago Clubs in 1945.

 

The overall distribution of the planets in this chart is strikingly different than the winning chart in 2016. But nevertheless there are some noteworthy parallels.

Neptune had a position of prominence in the chart, since it was conjunct the Sun at the time. The Midheaven was in Scorpio, with its planetary ruler Pluto in the seventh house of open competitors. And thanks to an impressive stellium in Libra, this chart also has a strong emphasis on the 6 – 9 degree area in the cardinal signs of the zodiac.

On To The World Series

Without or without these astrological perspectives, Chicago Cubs fans clearly have a lot to celebrate.

But whether that celebration can extend into the upcoming World Series remains to be seen. After all, after the the Chicago Cubs won the pennant in 1945 they went down to defeat in that year’s World Series against Detroit.

But with any luck this year’s World Series should at least give us some interesting horoscopes to look at!

 

August 18 Lunar Eclipse Concerns

The August 18 Lunar Eclipse is just around the corner. It definitely raises some big concerns for stock market watchers and astro-traders.

Our astronomer friends tell us that the August 18 Lunar Eclipse is an appulse eclipse. That’s one which occurs when the Moon is at or near its closest proximity to Earth.

This means that in terms of visibility the August 18 Lunar Eclipse will be a penumbral eclipse. A partial shadow of the Earth will be visible over the face of the Full Moon, instead of a total eclipse.

Will You See The August 18 Lunar Eclipse?

If you’re in South America (except for the easternmost part) or in the eastern half of North America, you may be able to see the eclipse effects near moonset, shortly before sunrise on Thursday.

The full effect of the August 18 Lunar Eclipse will be visible in the western half of North America, the far-eastern portion of Russia. It can also be seen from the Bering Sea and in the Aleutian Islands.

The moonrise eclipse can be sighted in Australia, the Marshall Islands, Japan, North and South Korea, and the eastern part of Indonesia.

The Message For The Markets

But as astro-traders it’s the potential market impact of the August 18 Lunar Eclipse that concerns us the most.

August 18 Lunar Eclipse and S&P

If we compare the eclipse horoscope to the First-Trade chart for the S&P 500 cash contract from March 1, 1957, it’s easy to see the planetary connections.

All of them could have a big impact on the market. But they’re not uniformly negative influences.

For example, we can see transiting Jupiter conjoining First-Trade Jupiter. The eclipse is a Jupiter Return for the S&P.

We can also spot transiting Mercury conjoining First-Trade Apollon, so the talk in the markets is likely to have a bullish slant.

The conjunction of transiting Neptune with the S&P First-Trade Sun could add to the speculative energy in large-cap stocks.

In short, it’s not too surprising to see the S&P 500 hitting fresh all-time record highs as we approach the August 18 Lunar Eclipse.

Is This A Trading Top?

But the eclipse transit to the S&P First-Trade horoscope also brings its share of bearish concerns.

The eclipsed Moon conjoins First-Trade Mercury. So positive messages may suddenly become muted when expectations for the stock market are being discussed.

The S&P Sun also receives an ominous square from transiting Saturn.

This could constrict the money flow in the markets.

And on top of that, transiting Uranus conjoins the S&P First-Trade Admetos. Admetos functions as a “super Saturn” in the transneptunian realm. That could mean some very unpleasant surprises for the stock market following the August 18 Lunar Eclipse.

Just how unpleasant?

August 18 Lunar Eclipse 90-degree dial

A quick look at the 90-degree dial for the lunar eclipse horoscope offers some suggestions.

The lunar eclipse triggers the Saturn/Poseidon midpoint. So there may be some fresh disciplines to acquire, some sobering new concepts to assimilate, and some stern lessons to learn.

The Hades/Pluto midpoint also comes into sharp focus. It presents a picture of declining markets, grim circumstances, and the start of negative trends in which things get worse for a sustained period of time.

Kronos is also activated. Kronos is about the highest highs. Is this a signal of a market top?

A Precursor To The Solar Eclipse

FCW 1633We highlighted the August 18 Lunar Eclipse in the most recent issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter. It provides more details and adds some additional perspectives on the significance of this lunar eclipse in terms of market impact. You can get the full issue of the newsletter at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Newsletter-for-August-14-20-02016.cfm

More importantly, though, this lunar eclipse is setting the stage for the next big solar eclipse. It’s coming up on September 1. Right now our new publication on this big event is getting prepared for release:

Beyond Shadows CoverIt’s called Beyond the Shadows: Divergence and Opportunity. It provides detailed analysis of the upcoming market trends associated with this eclipse cycle. You can pre-order your copy now at a special pre-publication discount rate.

You’ll find details on this special limited-time offer at: https://harmonicresearchassociates.leadpages.co/er1609pp/ 

Oh, and don’t forget that we also have our first-ever Heart of the Lion Astro-Trading Symposium coming up on September 26 and 27. We’ll be meeting in Bradenton, Florida.

Our sessions for that special event will include an in-depth discussion of using eclipse cycles in market forecasting. Our presenter, Jim Cummins, will also cast an eye on the geopolitical implications of this entire eclipse series.

We still have a few seats left at the early-registration discount price. If you move fast you can get one. You can find more details on the Heart of the Lion Astro-Trading Symposium at: http://bit.ly/HOTLATSeb.

Hope you can join us then!

 

 

 

Aretha Franklin and Money Planets

It was 49 years ago today, on January 24, 1967, when record producer Jerry Wexler brought the 24-year-old singer Aretha Franklin to Muscle Shoals, Alabama for a history-making recording session.

Wexler brought along the legendary recording engineer Tom Dowd, and the session that day resulted in Aretha Franklin’s ground-breaking recording of “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” – the soul single that was to become the first big hit of her career when it was released the following month.

Aretha Franklin Hits Number One

The song hit number one on the Rhythm and Blues charts and number nine on the pop charts, firmly establishing Aretha Franklin’s recording career. She went on to record a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 “Hot 100” entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 Rhythm and Blues entries and 20 number-one Rhythm and Blues singles, becoming the most-charted female artist in the history of the R&B charts.

Aretha Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, with over 75 million records sold worldwide. In 1987 she became the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2008 she was honored with the number-one spot on Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 100 Singers of All Time.

It’s worth noting, however, that the 1967 session at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals wasn’t the start of Aretha Franklin’s recording career. She was just 18 years old and optimistic about her future in the music business when she signed with Columbia Records in 1960, but her years with that label brought her only mediocre levels of success.

She was still a long way from becoming the widely-acclaimed Queen of Soul.

When her contract with Columbia expired Jerry Wexler wasted no time in getting her signed up with Atlantic Records, and almost immediately they were on their way to Alabama for a recording session.

Authentic Soul Music & Bi-Racial Cooperation

As the music historian Tom Daniel has noted, their goal was “to start recording some authentic soul music with some authentic soul musicians. Aretha was wary of the fake-sounding soul coming out of Detroit, and she specifically wanted to do some authentic work with the same guys who were kicking butt with Wilson Pickett. When she walked into that Alabama recording studio in 1967 and saw a bunch of white guys plugged in and ready to play, she nearly quit.

“She wanted authentic soul music. Jerry Wexler calmly explained to her that this was it. This WAS authentic. No matter what color these guys happened to have for their skin, they were the same guys who grew up in rural Alabama listening to soul and gospel, and they were the same guys who gave Percy Sledge and Wilson Pickett such a stirring soul sound. She briefly flirted with the notion of going to Memphis, instead, but Wexler advised her that the situation there was exactly the same. It appeared that the so-called authentic soul music coming out of Tennessee and Alabama was a product of bi-racial cooperation. It’s one of those things Southerners have always accepted, but Yankees can’t seem to get their heads around.”

The Planets Behind Aretha Franklin’s Success

While it certainly helped Aretha Franklin to get Jerry Weller behind her, along with his wise choice of a recording venue, there’s also a lot to learn from the astrology involved.

Aretha Franklin Natal
Aretha Franklin in 1967

Aretha Franklin’s birth chart not only reveals her enormous talent and creativity; with her natal Ascendant triggering the midpoint of Mercury and Jupiter, the dominant money planets in her horoscope, it also highlights her capacity for financial success.

But like so many other successful women, Aretha Franklin only began to activate the money in her horoscope when the transiting planets made the right alignments.

ArethaFranklinRecords

That’s what was happening when she and Jerry Weller showed up for her recording date in Alabama 49 years ago.

Support From The Transneptunians

The slow-moving transneptunian factors had already been at work on her chart for some time at that point.

Transiting Kronos was forming a sextile to her natal Sun, hinting that it was time for her to take on a superior status in her chosen profession.

Even more importantly, transiting Apollon, the factor connected with widespread commercial success, was at the 0º Libra World Point as it formed a semi-square to her natal Ascendant – a clear indication that mega-stardom would soon be on its way!

There were also Neptune dynamics at work as she began to sing that. Transiting Neptune was square her natal Midheaven, opening up her career potential dramatically, and at the same time transiting Jupiter was forming a sextile to her natal Neptune, the co-ruler of her fifth house of creativity and artistic talent.

It was truly a life-changing set of planetary influences – and the world of music has been the beneficiary for nearly half a century!

Confusion About Neptune

Neptune is the planet most associated with confusion.

But the fact is, there’s often a lot of confusion about Neptune itself!

That’s especially true in astro-trading.

There are times, of course, when Neptune can signal dissipating market energy or even outright deception by behind-the-scenes manipulators. That can give us plenty to worry about.

An Alternative To Confusion About Neptune

But the confusion about Neptune can sometimes give way to the discovery of some significant trading opportunities.

Provided you know where to look for them, of course.

Here’s an example in which confusion about Neptune was overcome long enough to pave the way for a successful trade of The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE – MW) that brought in a profit of nearly 13 percent in just 21 trading days:


As you can see from this Astro-Traders’ Tip of the Week video, a big part of getting past the confusion about Neptune is to look for Neptune’s interactions with key factors in the First-Trade horoscope.

This approach is also worth investigating with your personal natal horoscope as well – when you learn to deal with the confusion about Neptune appropriately, you may find yourself quite surprised by the opportunities that present themselves!