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Three Planetary Stations In A Single Week

It’s a remarkable week we’re having, with three planetary stations in just four trading days.

The Saturn Impact

On Monday, May 11, Saturn began its retrograde motion at 01°57′ Aquarius.

It triggered the transiting Cupido/Admetos midpoint, prompting confrontations between opposing factions within communities, resulting in dire straights for the whole group.

Saturn also activated the Zeus/Poseidon midpoint to open up situations that are like to focus hard evidence and formal proof, revealing specific test results and bringing in expert testimony.

Think congressional hearings.

Venus Offers Creative Opportunities

Earlier today, on Wednesday, May 13, Venus went retrograde, too.

This Venus retrograde station at 21°50′ Gemini triggers the Sun/Zeus midpoint, promoting creative devotion in pursuing major goals.

In a crisis-driven atmosphere marked with political tension and public confrontations, a little creativity could go a long way!

Venus brings one of three planetary stations.
Venus brings us just one of the three planetary stations this week.

And, as our back-testing chart shows, Venus retrograde stations can also have a mildly bullish impact on stock prices, at least for a few weeks.

And Jupiter will get into the act tomorrow.

On Thursday Jupiter will go retrograde at 27°14′ Capricorn.

As it does so, it will activate Sun/Aries and Moon/Aries alignments. This could bring a massive burst of positive energy to promote a happy populace.

Even if that positive energy is based on misinformation.

So What About The Markets?

But what does it actually mean to have three planetary stations in a single week like this?

That’s what I talked with Larry Pesavento about yesterday.

We  had a great chance to chat during his Trade What You See show on TFNN. We had originally scheduled the session during our last conversation on May 1, when I shared a forecast for the S&P.

Talking With Larry Pesavento About The Three Planetary Stations This Week

Thanks to the universal disruption caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, the bandwidth for our conversation got a little sketchy at times.

But even though we had some problems with sound and internet connections along the way, the point still came across:

A week with three planetary stations is definitely a big deal.

Here’s the replay video. See what you think!

A Vulcanus Offer You Can’t Refuse

Too many astro-traders forget about Vulcanus.

In fact, they don’t even think about it at all.

That’s true of all the transneptunian factors, of course.

And most of the time the snubs aren’t really meant to be insulting.

They’re just an act of ignorance.

Who Cares About Vulcanus?

After all, who’s paying attention to Vulcanus in the first place?

And what the heck does it have to do with the markets?

So who really cares?

For most astro-traders (and for most astrologers, too) transneptunian factors feel like they are entirely optional.

Take ’em or leave ’em.

Do as you choose.

But with Vulcanus it’s especially treacherous to look the other way.

It doesn’t like to be ignored.

It’s an authoritative planet. It’s associated with dynamic energy at the extreme.

It represents coercion by the highest authority, in the most emphatic way.

In short, Vulcanus is truly a power planet.

Moving Very Slowly

Except for Poseidon, it is the outermost of the transneptunians.

It has an orbital period of 663 years.

That means Vulcanus moves forward through the zodiac at the excruciating rate of just 32.5 minutes a year.

It’s currently in the final degree of the sign of Cancer. It’s been hanging around that zone for the past three years.

But prior to now, the last time Vulcanus visited that part of the zodiac was in 1353-1355.

That was more than 500 years before the American Civil War.

For that matter, it was before America itself. It was before Columbus or the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock.

It was before Shakespeare. Geoffrey Chaucer was only ten years old.

In 1354 Giovanni Boccaccio had just published The Decameron.  The English were resuming the Hundred Years’ War after taking a brief break because of the decimation caused by the Black Death.

So it was a very long time ago.

Vulcanus Today

So why is Vulcanus important to us today?

To start with, it’s emblematic of over-the-top extremes of power and forcefulness.

That’s a theme currently on full display in domestic affairs, cultural discourse, and geopolitics. Power struggles are the order of the day,

In that sense, Vulcanus is Marlon Brando.

Not The Wild One Brando, or the Brando in On The Waterfront or A Streetcar Named Desire.

Brando Vulcanus Godfather
Marlon Brando expresses the epitome of Vulcanus energy in The Godfather.

It’s Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 film The Godfather.

The genteel one who talked about making “an offer you can’t refuse.”

Since Vito Corleone was a mafia don, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what that generous offer was really all about.

And so it is with Vulcanus.

Times of Special Emphasis

Let’s face it.

We all have to deal with Vulcanus every day.

It’s there in our natal horoscopes and our First-Trade charts. It’s in the horoscopes of countries, market indices, and NGOs.

But there are a couple of times each year when Vulcanus takes on extra strength.

Those are its planetary stations. The times when it goes retrograde, and the times when it returns to direct motion.

And while it typically exerts a lot of power in moving the markets, at stations it really throws its weight around.

With a Vulcanus direct station on April 13, that’s worth looking at.

Vulcanus Direct Dial
Vulcanus Direct Station – April 13, 2017

Its direct stations tend to be slightly bearish for the S&P 500. They bring lower prices about 46% of the time, and fall within 3 daily bars of an isolated high 59% of the time.

That’s also characteristic of the direct stations and the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong. They bring lower prices about 47% of the time, and fall within 3 daily bars of an isolated high 60% of the time.

For the Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, the direct stations tend to be fairly bullish. They signal price reversals to the upside about 41% of the time, and fall within 3 daily bars of an isolated low 70% of the time.

But no matter what market we’re trading, we need to watch this Vulcanus direct station.

After all, i’s making us an offer we can’t refuse.

Saturn Station Slams World Affairs

A Saturn station sets limits.

This outer planet is the greater malefic in traditional astrology.

Because of that tradition, it often gets a bad rap.

Saturn is all about negative things and stressful circumstances.

So it rarely feels good when we experience its effects.

It gives us an endless stream of trials and tribulations.

That’s why it’s the great teacher in our lives. It’s here so we can learn our big life lessons, whether we like or not.

Saturn Rings - Saturn Station
Like a Saturn station, the planet’s rings define a sense of specific limits. This Hubble infrared photo from space shows their mysterious beauty.

Saturn is famous for its rings.

They symbolize cosmic limitations imposed by a harsh environment. Because of those limits, we need personal discipline and extra dedication.

Saturn is about contraction, concentration, and crystallization. It represents conventional or conservative attitudes.

Those attitudes can trigger exaggerated pessimism or a sustained sense of lack.

But Saturn is also about time, definition, and structure. It can thus help us anchor plans and activities.

When we pay attention to Saturn we can set specific goals. We can create schedules and make commitments.

These opportunities peak whenever we have a Saturn station.

A Retrograde Saturn Station

The latest Saturn station came yesterday. Saturn began its retrograde motion at 27°48′ Sagittarius.

It was a significant turning point in politics, commercial discourse, and international affairs.

North Korea used the Saturn station as an occasion to launch a test missile toward Japan. It was part of the country’s efforts to redefine itself as a prominent nuclear power.

The “nuclear option” was also in play in the United States Senate.

That’s because the Republican majority rewrote the legislative body’s rules for confirmation of Supreme Court justices.

The move increases the likelihood that future members of the Court will be political extremists. So they are less likely to be moderates with well-reasoned commitments to nonpartisan judicial deliberations.

There was also action in the US House of Representatives. The Saturn station saw Congressman Devin Nunez recuse himself from the Intelligence Committee investigation of Russian interference in US elections.

He retained his seat as committee chairman. But mounting ethical pressure obliged him to bow out of the investigation.

So he reversed course as Saturn went retrograde.

The Saturn station also brought big shifts in geopolitics.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Florida to meet with US President Donald Trump at his private Mar-a-Lago resort.

And as his dinner with Xi was about to start, Trump ordered a missile strike against Syria. The military action marked a major reversal in US posture in the Syrian conflict.

Impact on the Markets

Like any planetary turning point, this Saturn station could trigger short-term market reversals. But it’s also likely to bring changing conceptions of market conditions and economic trends.

Saturn Station 90-Degree
The 90-Degree Dial for the Current Saturn Station

As the 90° dial shows, the Saturn station is in an eighth-harmonic alignment with the transneptunian factor Poseidon. This signals a major break with previous ideological loyalties.

So we may feel the fallout in the markets.

Saturn also triggers the Aries/Chiron midpoint. This suggests big geopolitical challenges during coming months.

One More Thing

And there’s one more factor here.

As the Saturn station began, there were White House rumblings about possibly reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act or its equivalent.

If this happens, it would represent a major shakeup of global banking interests.

It could signal a big shift in key market forces as well.

Stay tuned.

Kronos Helps Push Stocks Lower

Kronos did its bit this week.

We had been looking to this transneptunian planet to amplify the impact of the Spring Equinox.

The equinox, of course, as we’ve often pointed out, is a key event in W. D. Gann’s reckoning. Over the years, it has proven quite reliable in signaling market turns.

As we approached this key date, we alerted our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com to be cautious.

An End To The Trump Rally

And, as we pointed out in a recent post, Gann was certainly proven right earlier this week. Stock prices plunged, right on schedule.

It brought an abrupt end to the Trump Rally. But the plunge in prices didn’t stop with the equinox effect.

Kronos made sure of that!

We highlighted the Kronos potential in this week’s newsletter. It was published prior to the equinox, by the way.

Kronos FCW 3-19-17
Kronos in the March 19 newsletter.

Here’s what we shared with our readers then:

As we move into the trading week just ahead, we not only have the key Gann signal of the equinox on March 20, but also a direct station by the transneptunian factor Kronos on March 23. This powerful outer planet phenomenon could reinforce the equinox impact, especially if we see a correction getting underway.

Kronos is associated with great heights, both literally and metaphorically. It’s the best of the best, the top of the skyscraper, and the person in charge. It’s also connected with trading tops. So when Kronos changes direction, we need to be alert for potential changes in market direction. too. While Kronos direct stations can often interrupt a rally with a brief period of declining prices or trading congestion, they don’t necessarily bring extreme bearishness.

In this case, however, the Kronos direct station may be especially disruptive. The station activates both the Aries/Mercury and Aries/Zeus midpoints. There are thus likely to be far-reaching communications that trigger wars or other hostilities, in spite of efforts by some leaders to mend fences and promote harmony and community (Jupiter/Cupido).

The Kronos trigger of the Chiron/Uranus midpoint is also significant. It suggests that while market disruption can be challenging, chaos can also offer potentially profitable opportunities to savvy astro-traders!

Kronos Effects In and Out of the Markets

The triggering of hostilities was evident, of course – not only in the streets of London, but also in the halls of Congress.

But for astro-traders, the Kronos station was even more interesting.

As this chart for the S&P 500 shows, stocks had been trying to push higher on Thursday. Following a mid-day sell-off, the index was still in positive territory for the day. A second price surge was underway, but trading was getting a little congested.

That’s when the Kronos station hit, about an hour and a half before the closing bell. It not only put an end to the renewed bullishness; it drove prices even lower. The index finished the day with a net loss, followed by another down day on Friday.

A Transneptunian Webinar

The timing of this planetary station couldn’t have been better.

Following Thursday’s market close, I had just enough time to grab a screen shot of the day’s trading action. I added it to my slides for a webinar that was starting an hour after the closing bell.

As it turned out, there were a total of 112 slides for this presentation. It was pretty massive!

The webinar provided detailed information about all eight transneptunian factors. It highlighted specific trading and market analysis strategies to enhance trading with transneptunian timing.

We also got great questions and comments from the webinar participants.

It all added up to an incredibly enriching advanced astro-trading training session.

We recorded the entire webinar session on “How You Can Win With Transneptunian Market Timing” – including the questions and answers at the end.

The video of the event is a full 110 minutes. It’s packed with detailed information, trading charts, and a whole lot more.

It also includes a give-away of a free 161-page trading publication (you get the download link along with the webinar recording).

If you’re interested in the power of the transneptunians in astro-trading – or even if you’re just looking for an extra edge in your market timing – I highly recommend that you check out this in-depth training.

 

Astro-Trading The Neptune Station

Neptune made its annual Direct Station during the weekend, and right now it looks like the response in the equities market is exactly what we were expecting to see.

S&P at Neptune Direct
Back-testing the price action for the S&P 500 at previous Neptune Direct Stations helps us formulate an astro-trading strategy. The S&P typically starts topping out of an uptrend about three days before the station, and then begins a strong uptrend a couple of days after the Neptune event.

We did extensive back-testing of the impact that previous Neptune Direct Stations have had on the price action in the S&P 500 during past years, to see what kind of astro-trading assumptions might be reasonable this time around.

As the chart showing the research results indicates, it’s typical for the market to be in a sustained uptrend during the period leading up to the station, with some topping action and price consolidation getting underway a few days prior to the exact date that Neptune changes course. Then a fresh uptrend gets underway just two calendar days after the Direct Station.

 

Price Action in the SPX from November 4 - 18, 2014
Price Action in the SPX from November 4 – 18, 2014

Here’s the price action in the SPX during the current Direct Station period. As you can see, prices were indeed in a sustained uptrend for well over a week prior to the event, and then topped out on Thursday, November 13. (Note that this was actually three calendar days prior to the station, which took place on Sunday, November 16.

In this case the overall bullishness in the market was more than enough to prevent a major market pull-back, but we did in fact see some trading congestion on Friday and Monday, just before and after the Neptune Station.

The markets are still open today, but from the looks of things so far we seem to be getting exactly the kind of action that our astro-trading research has led us to expect – the SPX has gotten off to an aggressively bullish start, exactly two days after the date of the Neptune Direct Station!