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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].

Tim Bost with New Book

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].

TTC – A Big Win For Our Members

Our Gold-Plus Elite members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com scored a big win a few days ago when they closed out a very profitable trade in The Toro Company (listed under the ticker symbol TTC on the New York Stock Exchange).

We had featured TTC during our members-only conference call on Sunday, May 15, when we discussed our trading plans for the week ahead.

The call was one of the weekly live sessions that are a regular benefit for our Gold-Plus Elite members.

We get together with the group prior to the start of each trading week.

During that time we share our astro-trading market forecasts.

We discuss the specific planetary actions that have the highest probability of moving the markets.

Then we go over all the specifics of our trading plans for the coming week, including the days we plan to enter trades, the times that we want to avoid trading altogether, and the specific stop-loss orders we’ll be putting in place.

Favorable Planetary Prospects for TTC

But why did we include TTC as one of the potential stock trades that we discussed during our conference call on May 15?

Because the planetary forces lining up with this stock’s First-Trade horoscope indicated that it would be a strong opportunity for our unique approach to astro-trading!

TTC May 2016
With transiting Jupiter conjoining the TTC First-Trade Sun, this stock was a logical choice to consider as a short-term trading candidate.

This was a powerful combination to be sure, but the positive potential for TTC went beyond the transits to the First-Trade horoscope.

When we examined the trading record for this stock, we also got a picture of potentially higher prices ahead:

TTC Price Action
This trading chart for TTC shows the stock moving in a Venus channel (the green diagonal lines) as it tests resistance on an orange Uranus line.

Entering The Trade

Based on these planetary interactions, we made the decision to buy TTC on Thursday, May 19.

We added 200 shares at 82.50 to the Financial Cycles Model Portfolio on that date. We placed an initial protective stop-loss order on the trade at 77.50.

Something To Celebrate

By the end of that trading week, TTC had closed at 84.72 a share, so we raised our stop on the trade to 83.10.

Further trading action brought the price even higher, and we adjusted our stop accordingly.

Then, on Wednesday, June 1, we were stopped out of our position. We sold our 200 shares of TTC at 88.25, taking a profit of $1,150.00 on the trade.

This was a net gain of 6.73% in just 8 trading days.

And it was something for our Gold-Plus Elite members to celebrate!

 

Oil Prices Today & Tomorrow

So what’s really going on?

Have we seen a true bottom in oil prices today, or is the current upward movement just a sign of a dead-cat bounce?

That’s the topic of a feature article in the current issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter – it not only talks about the situation in oil prices today, but also reviews the potential for oil trends during the coming months.

Trade ETFs To Play Oil Prices Today

Although Crude Oil Futures grab most of the headlines when it comes to news about oil, remember that you can also get into the trading opportunities offered by oil prices today by getting into oil-based ETFs.

The ETFs don’t offer the same kind of leverage that futures contracts provide, but if you choose your ETF wisely you can still get a lot of bang for your buck, especially if you see that oil prices today are trending strongly.

USO Tracks Oil Prices Today
This trading chart for the USO ETF closely follows the current trend in Crude Oil, since the price of the ETF each day is based on what happens to oil prices today in the futures markets.

For example, United States Oil Fund Limited Partnership (USO) trades on the New York Stock Exchange as an ETF, providing good liquidity and a low barrier to entry for small-scale speculators looking for a play in the oil market, since it closely tracks the trading action in Crude Oil Futures.

The trading chart above shows the way that geocentric Mars and Admetos in the ninth harmonic work together to structure support and resistance in the market action in oil prices today, as reflected in the trading for USO.

Bring On The Transneptunians!

It’s interesting to note the role of the Transneptunian Admetos here.

Many financial astrologers associate the planet Neptune with the oil industry.

They aren’t wrong in doing so, but at times this astrological signature can limit their thinking.

If the observation of planetary factors ends there, it can actually become an obstacle to developing an assessment of oil prices today and a forecast for future trends.

Admetos is connected with raw materials in general, and can be a critical factor in assessing supply-and-demand questions. So when we look at it along with Mars, we can get a pretty good picture of some of the key forces behind oil prices today.

What Do Midpoints Say About Oil Prices Today?

The Mars/Admetos midpoint also figures prominently in the First-Trade horoscope for USO. It’s easy to see its importance on the 90° dial.

Oil Prices Today - USO FT Dial
If we want to figure out what’s going to be happening to oil prices today and in the future, a very good place to start is with the 90-degree dial for USO.

The First-Trade 90° dial for USO shown here reveals the potentially dramatic effect that we may see with Neptune’s retrograde station coming up on June 12, 2015.

The red arrow on the right side of the dial is the position of the Neptune station, which will trigger Moon/Venus, Mars/Admetos, Neptune/Kronos, and Jupiter/Node midpoints in the USO First-Trade horoscope.

This midpoint zone is extremely sensitive, and needs to be watched closely in forecasting oil prices today or at any future time.

By the way, this same midpoint zone has been repeatedly impacted by eclipses in recent years, including the solar eclipse on January 15, 2010, the solar eclipse on June 1, 2011, the lunar eclipse on October 18, 2013, and the lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014.

During the coming years we’ll also be watching the solar eclipse on September 1, 2016 and the lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019 and potential triggers for the oil market as well.

Watching Alibaba

There’s been a lot of media ruckus lately about the upcoming IPO for Alibaba, the gigantic Chinese internet firm.

Jack Ma, the company’s founder and CEO, has just begun an all-out effort to promote the company to would-be investors, trying to drum up enthusiasm prior to the projected IPO date on September 19.

While Ma is certainly not oblivious to the traditions of feng shui and astrology in impacting business success (“Alibaba” is itself a multi-lingual pun – “ba” in Chinese means “eight”, and 8 is considered an extremely lucky number for generating wealth), it’s not clear what astrologer got involved in picking the IPO date.

Take a look at the horoscope for the event:

Alibaba IPO

With the Leo Moon (flashy public presentations) on the Midheaven and the transneptunian Apollon (success through business expansion) conjoining the Ascendant in this chart, it’s obviously a hand-picked time for an auspicious beginning.

We’ll have to wait and see, of course, exactly what happens when the Alifbaba stock starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

In the meantime, you might want to check out the article titled “Wall Street Eyes Alibaba Billions” in the September 7 issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter. It shares our astro-trading perspective on this stock, and discusses an ancillary equities play that could bring some significant trading profits.

You’ll find it at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Newsletter-for-September-713-2014-2.cfm

Jupiter & Apollon Bring 62 Stock Market Trading Tips

The moment is almost upon us.

Jupiter and Apollon are lining up for their big waning square tomorrow, with Jupiter at 28 degrees of Cancer and Apollon at 28 degrees of Libra.

JupApolon

This waning square, which comes just a couple of hours after the NYSE closing bell on Thursday, July 10, is a powerful and important event, and we want to be sure that we take it into consideration as we review the potential for a significant stock market trading top this month. (If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to visit http://vibrationcode.com/timetop right away to get your copy of the new report on “How To Time The Next Market Trading Top“).

When it’s set for New York, the horoscope for this event is loaded with stress. We’re approaching a big Full Moon this weekend, and at the time of the Jupiter/Apollon square the Moon is just rising as it applies to an opposition with Mercury. Note as well the tight alignment of the Uranus/Zeus opposition with the meridian axis in the chart.

Our back-testing of this aspect with the S&P 500 shows it to be extremely bearish– that index has declined about 78% of the time after previous such alignments.

But even though this planetary configuration may help define a major trading top, it doesn’t mean that the Jupiter/Apollon alignment on July 10 will necessarily coincide with the precise date that the market turns.

We may not see the top in the S&P on Thursday or even Friday, since there are other transiting factors at work – you’ll find more details in the current issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter. (If you’re not a member getting this newsletter each week in your email inbox, you can get a free copy of this critical issue, which gives the exact dates that we’re watching for potential activating triggers to the Jupiter/Apollon action – just CLICK HERE.)

But here’s the good part.

Even though this can be a very treacherous time in the markets, it’s also a time of very big opportunity (the two usually go together, don’t they?).

As we’ve been approaching this event, I’ve been looking into the specific stocks and industry groups that are most likely to be impacted by the Jupiter/Apollon waning square.

The result is a 23-page report on the “62 Stocks To Watch at the Jupiter-Apollon Alignment“. It not only lists the specific equities to consider trading at this time and highlights many of them with transit charts that show the specific impact of this big planetary alignment; it also provides a lot of detail on just why this big planetary line-up is so important.

62 STOCKS COVER

This new report is available now as an instant download – you can get it at:

http://harmonicresearchassociates.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=163

Is This Just The Pause Before the Coming Stock Market Trading Storm?

I’m currently in the midst of a couple of weeks of travel, combining the business of helping astro-traders in various parts of the country with the pleasure of participating in a couple of family weddings on back-to-back weekends.

Right now I’m in the mountains of western North Carolina, preparing for an outdoor wedding ceremony and an evening of festivities to follow. We’ve got great weather, which has the blushing bride breathing a big sigh of relief!

But even during a holiday weekend and a great occasion like this one, the opportunities in the markets don’t disappear completely. That’s why I’ve been grabbing a few spare moments this afternoon to review the planetary trends that are likely to dominate the market action next week.

As I told Michael Yorba during my weekly radio interview with him on his Traders Network radio program on Thursday, the week ahead of us brings the Moon into sharp focus as we look for potential shifts in stock market trading trends.

We’ve got a lunar return to the recent Solar Eclipse, an entire trading day with a void-of-course Moon, and then a New Moon to top it all off.

You can get the details and hear the complete conversation from Thursday’s interview here:

click here to download or listen on your mobile device

By the way, near the end of the interview I mention the fact that the special e-book on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets is available now at a 25% discount if you use the Coupon Code YORBA when you place your order. That Coupon Code is good through the end of the day on Monday, so to take advantage of the savings you’ll want to to go to http://bit.ly/Eclipse1404 to place your order while there’s still time.

Stock Market Trading – Blowing Out the NYSE Birthday Candles

The New York Stock Exchange will be 222 years old on Saturday, May 17, and to help celebrate the occasion I’ll be traveling to Nova Southeastern University in the Fort Lauderdale area to lead a financial astrology weekend for the National Council on Geocosmic Research (NCGR).

During this two-day event I’ll be discussing in-depth market analysis methods for using astrology in stock market trading, looking at individual natal horoscopes to identify the best personal trading strategies, and conducting an intensive workshop designed to demonstrate the state-of-the-art research and assessment techniques we use here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com to help our Gold-Plus Elite members get such strong and consistent results in their personal stock market trading.

The Saturday morning session on “The NYSE at 222” will begin at 10:30 a.m. During that session we’ll explore:

Timing the horoscope for the New York Stock Exchange

Charts for the reorganization and reincorporation of the NYSE

Horoscopes for winning and losing years

Trading in the electronic age

And a lot more.

In “Have You Got the Right Chart for Success in the Markets?” – our session on Saturday afternoon — we’ll encounter the key factors in the natal horoscope that indicate an aptitude for stock market trading, and that signal the potential for success with money in general.

Then on Sunday I’ll be providing a behind-the-scenes look at the analysis and research that go into the in-depth articles, coaching sessions, and one-on-one support we provide for our Gold-Plus Elite members. This is critical information and cutting-edge techniques that you need to know if you want to take a do-it-yourself approach to astro-trading in today’s challenging stock market trading environment.

It all adds up to a great weekend event that can make a huge difference in your personal performance in the markets. It’s the perfect complement to The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course and other instructional materials that we provide.

Whether you’re an active astro-trader or are just thinking about using astrology with your stock market trading, you’ll get a lot from these presentations, as well as the shared time together between the program sessions.

Although this weekend of events is being sponsored by the local chapter of the NCGR, it’s open to non-members as well. The cost is just $45 for all day on Saturday ($40 for NCGR members) and $90 for the Sunday Intensive. Send an email to Mimi Alonzo at MysticMimi@gmail.com to get pre-registration information.

For more details, you can download a pdf file of the flyer promoting this event at:

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My Grand Cross Conversation with Arch Crawford

I got a phone call yesterday afternoon from Arch Crawford.

He’s probably the world’s most widely-known financial astrologer, and through his many years of newsletter writing as well as his frequent appearances on TV and radio and at investment conferences, he’s done a wonderful job of introducing the benefits of astro-trading to a global audience.

His monthly newsletter, Crawford Perspectives, offers “quintessential market timing by planetary timing and technical analysis” — it’s well worth checking out. You’ll find it at: http://www.crawfordperspectives.com/

Arch and I have been colleagues and great friends for years, but it had been about 8 months since the last time we’d had a chance to chat at length, so we had a little catching up to do when he called.

After getting connected on personal matters like health and family circumstances, we of course turned to our common interests of astrology and the markets.

Arch had a birthday last week, and I had taken a few minutes away from my W. D. Gann studies then to send him a message wishing him a “pleasant solar return.”

That got his attention.

“How is it possible to have a ‘pleasant solar return’ with THESE kind of planetary aspects?” he wanted to know, referring, of course, to the super-stressful Cardinal Grand Cross that’s now underway.

“I’m not sure how,” I confessed. “Unless it’s just surviving what’s going on right now, and then living to tell the tale. That may be enough of a celebration.”

He chuckled.

“Actually,” he said, “this is pretty serious stuff. The way the Grand Cross hits my personal chart isn’t good at all, and I’m really worried about the impact on the U.S. horoscope.”

The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23, comes just 9 minutes before the square between transiting Mars and Pluto, which brings the Grand Cross pattern into its tightest alignment. The chart for the Opening Bell is shown here in the outer wheel; the inner wheel is one of the popular USA horoscopes. Note the connections between the Grand Cross and the square between Saturn and the Sun/Poseidon conjunction in the USA chart, as well as the conjunctions between transiting Venus and the USA Vulcanus and between transiting Hades and the USA Venus.
The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23, comes just 9 minutes before the square between transiting Mars and Pluto, which brings the Grand Cross pattern into its tightest alignment. The chart for the Opening Bell is shown here in the outer wheel; the inner wheel is one of the popular USA horoscopes. Note the connections between the Grand Cross and the square between Saturn and the Sun/Poseidon conjunction in the USA chart, as well as the conjunctions between transiting Venus and the USA Vulcanus and between transiting Hades and the USA Venus.

As experienced astrologers know, there’s a lot of disagreement in the astrological community about the correct birth chart for the U.S.A. Most of the arguments, however, are about the best time of day to use for that horoscope– there seems to be general agreement that July 4, 1776 was an important date in U.S. history, even among those who argue that a different date entirely should be used as the true inception date for the country.

Arch and I didn’t get into any of that controversy. We both agreed that the trigger of the Grand Cross, with transiting Jupiter conjoining the natal Sun and transiting Mars conjoining natal Saturn in any chart for July 4, 1776, could prove to be more than enough to trigger some big challenges for the country as a whole.

While the precision of this alignment seems to be unprecedented in modern history, have been some Jupiter/Uranus waxing squares over the past couple of centuries who effects are worth studying as a clue to what we might have facing us in the coming months. You’ll find a detailed analysis in the e-book on The Stock Market Collision Course at http://bit.ly/ATsmcc.

And what about the markets? Arch Crawford said that he’s currently looking at three time frames that have a high potential for a major pull-back in the equities markets: from now until the early Summer; during the month of October, 2014; and then in January, 2015.

While I agreed with that general outlook, I told him that I’m looking for the Grand Cross pattern this week to light the fuse for some intensified selling action in the equities markets, with prices declining into the solar eclipse on April 29.

Whether or not that will be a major crash remains to be seen, however. I think a more likely scenario is a correction instead of a crash, with the potential for a rebound as we move into May.

And, as I reminded Arch, he and I have both been at this market forecasting game long enough to recognize one thing: if we ever feel absolutely certain about what’s coming up in the markets, then it’s a pretty good signal that we’re wrong.

He laughed and agreed with me. Essentially, we are our own strongest contrary indicators.

He also reminded me of the famous quote from Walt Kelly’s Pogo comic strip (Arch and I are both old enough to remember reading Pogo in the Sunday funnies): “We have met the enemy, and he is us!”

So Why Is a 150-Degree Angle Important?

Earlier today, about five hours before the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange, we got the planet Uranus lining up with the Transneptunian factor Poseidon to form a waxing quincunx.

A quincunx is a 150-degree angular alignment between two planets.

It’s not one of the classic Ptolemaic aspects from traditional astrology, so there are a lot of astrologers who ignore it completely.

They prefer to focus on the squares and trines and oppositions that appear in their horoscopes.

But in my work as an astro-trader in analyzing the potential for turning points in the markets, I’ve often found that it’s a good idea to pay attention to a quincunx whenever it appears.

Especially in a case like today, when the quincunx has special significance.

The Uranus/Poseidon combination hints of sudden or surprising shifts in sentiment, or even of a lightning-bolt inspiration that provides a fresh perspective. It can easily be associated with a pivot point in the markets as traders change their minds about the potential direction of future trading activity.

But this Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx carries implications that go beyond those symbolic connections.

As the Uranus/Poseidon alignment occurred earlier today, it provided a dynamic reinforcement of the current Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto T-Square pattern that’s currently moving into place.

That pattern will reach its strongest point on April 20-21, and it could signal a big shift in market direction. But between now and then, every planetary alignment to either Jupiter, Uranus, or Pluto carries some extra weight, since it can amplify the developing T-Square pattern and potentially trigger corrective action in the markets.

Will we see a pull-back in the stock market today with the Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx?

I don’t know for sure. The S&P has been hitting resistance repeatedly in recent trading sessions, but has been trading up somewhat today.

Even so, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx trigger an intra-day reversal, sending stock prices lower before the closing bell.

Perspectives from Top Financial Astrologers

When I was in Philadelphia last weekend to speak at the NCGR conference, I had a great time sharing some of the results we’ve been getting here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com with astrologers and traders who wanted to know more about how planetary cycles really work in their impact on the markets.

It was also an excellent opportunity for connecting with some of my colleagues and good friends who are part of the financial astrology community, including Grace Morris, Arch Crawford, Georgia Stathis and Christeen Skinner.

As always, they had much to share about events in their lives and businesses, and it was fun sharing perspectives on the markets.

Georgia Stathis, for example, said she was expecting a big impact on the equities markets when lunar eclipses hit the natal horoscope for the New York Stock Exchange in October of this year and April in 2014. I’ll be keeping them in mind as  I prepare the next couple of monographs in our ongoing series on Solar Eclipse and their Impact on the Markets.

Arch Crawford said he’s watching the remaining iterations of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square as possible turning points in the markets. He’s also keeping an eye on sunspot activity.

“Based on my analysis of electron flux numbers,” he said,  “it looks like natural forces are trying to take the market down, but the governments of the world are doing everything in their power to keep the markets up.”

Always inclined to take a bearish stance, he added that “I don’t know how much longer they can keep on doing that.”