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Spot-On Stock Market Forecast

A spot-on stock market forecast doesn’t happen every day.

The truth is, I don’t even try to make a spot-on stock market forecast every day.

It’s not part of my regular agenda.

Oh sure, I’m in the forecasting business.

It’s part of the contributions I make to astro-trading education, as I watch market patterns and look for active trading opportunities.

I’ve spent much of the past five decades applying astrological tools to predicting future trends, in and out of the markets.

A lot of that work has been pretty accurate.

In fact, my forecasting skill earned me the top honors as the Timer of the Year from Timer Digest in 2017.

But although I’m frequently a guest on financial programs, it’s not always about what’s likely to be coming up next.  Forecasting is just part of the picture.

A Sneaky Kind of Event

Even so, there are times when a spot-on stock market forecast just sort of sneaks up on me.

I’ll get engaged in exploring a theory or explaining an idea, and all of a sudden I’ll spot a correlation or a hidden cycle that spontaneously opens up a fresh perception.

That new insight results in a precision forecast – and sometimes that forecast is actually right!

That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago, on Friday, October 16.

I was a guest that day on Larry Pesavento’s Trade What You See program on TFNN.

We talked about the upcoming presidential election., and the chances for Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

We also discussed the latest trends in the S&P 500.

My main focus was the potential impact of the Mercury retrograde period that had just gotten underway a few days before our conversation.

I noted that the direct station at the end of the retrograde period was likely to be a particularly sensitive time, both in and out of the markets.

Saturn sets up a spot-on stock market forecast

I also observed that when Mercury went direct, it would be making a powerful square to Saturn.

That observation led me to examine the previous times Saturn had been at the same position in the zodiac since the first of the year.

As it turned out, Saturn had  been at 26Capricorn 22 on February 12 and August 23.

On February 12 the S&P 500 closed its trading day at 3379.45.

August 23 was a Sunday, with the markets closed for the day. During the previous trading session, on Friday, August 21, the  S&P hit an intra-day low of 3379.31.

The Saturn Coincidence That Led To A Spot-On Stock Market Forecast

This interesting coincidence – and its clear correlation to Saturn positions – prompted me to suggest that we would see the S&P trading at 3379 once again, at the time of the Mercury direct station on November 3.

The Truth Is, I Was Really Sticking My Neck Out

Let’s put that forecast into perspective. When I was talking with Larry, just a few minutes after the opening bell on October 16, the S&P was trading at a much higher level.

In fact, the high on the previous trading day had been 3499.09.

So the S&P would have to drop by about 3.4% in order to hit my forecast target.

But the astrology looked pretty good, so I stuck with my forecast.

You can watch the complete video of my October 16  interview with Larry Pesavento here:

So the big question is, how accurate was this forecast?

What Was The Ultimate Result?

So did this end up being a spot-on stock market forecast?

Almost – just 25 minutes shy of the closing bell on the projected trading day.

Actually, I think that was close enough!

The Mercury station came just a few hours into the trading day on Tuesday, November 3, at 12:50 p.m. Eastern time.

During the previous trading day, on Monday, November 2, the S&P 500 hit a low of 3279.74 – a full 100 points lower than our projected price target of 3379.

Then, on November 3, the S&P gapped higher to start the trading day.

During the course of the trading day, it hit a high price of 3389.49. It closed at 3369.02.

And, at 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, it traded at exactly 3379.20. That was 2 hours and 45 minutes after the precise Mercury direct station alignment.

In other words, it was a spot-on stock market forecast – thanks to the power of the astro-trading advantage!

Courage Required At This Solar Eclipse

Courage.

That’s what’s needed now, perhaps more than anything else.

Courage at a personal level and in our social interactions.

But not just courage in the sense of “sticking up for myself” in the face of opposition.

If we add some clarity to our courage, it gets better. We are likely to discover that the essence of being courageous right now lies in “sticking up for US” instead.

It’s not about defending ego-driven beliefs.

It’s not about “us versus them.” It’s “us plus us.”

The Courage To Stick Up For Us

Sticking up for us is about recognizing we’re all in this together.

It doesn’t matter what our differences seem to be.

They may be social or economic.

Cultural, religious or racial.

We’re here to help each other out, in whatever way we can.

Doing that takes real courageousness.

it’s courage in the literal sense – an opening of the heart.

It’s a willingness to trust ourselves, and to trust each other.

A Time of Turmoil

Courage is especially important now.

Right now we’re in the midst of a time of turmoil.

There’s increasing emphasis being placed on what separates us.

The focus is on what pulls us apart and turns us into enemies.

Social media, political pundits and the popular press are selling fear.

They know that seeing your neighbors as a threat can make you do irrational things.

Crazy stuff like supporting questionable political candidates. Or buying stuff you don’t really want or need.

The fact is, we’re all susceptible to that kind of demagoguery.

Unless, of course, we choose to respond to fear with love.

With opening our hearts. With embracing our need to courageous enough to stick up for us.

Courage At A Solar Eclipse

The big solar eclipse coming up on February 26 is likely to add fuel to the fire.

It’s likely to add extra tension and extra stress to an already chaotic time.

But if we’re prepared for the eclipse, if we’re prepared with courage and clarity, it can offer us an opportunity for life-changing positive transformation.

Courage Clarity Time Turmoil E-Book
E-Book: Courage and Clarity in a Time of Turmoil

That’s part of the focus of the new e-book on Courage and Clarity in a Time of Turmoil.

It’s almost ready for publication. It’s designed to help you get the kind of perspectives you need.

You’ll also find lots of detail about the eclipse itself, of course.

You’ll get specifics on eclipse activation dates and lunar returns.

And you’ll get tons of charts and diagrams, plus market forecasts.

Not to mention eclipse trading strategies that really get results.

CLICK HERE for more information on how to get it as an instant download.

 

Solar Eclipse Insights You Need

We’ve got an important solar eclipse coming up on September 13. So we’re definitely going to be looking for an impact in the markets.

A Powerful Solar Eclipse

This is a partial solar eclipse.

But it’s still going to be pretty powerful.

It’s a part of Saros Series 125. The first solar eclipse in that long sequence took place back in the year 1060.

And in fact there are some pretty amazing connections from 1060 to the circumstances we’re confronting today around the time of this latest eclipse.

The eclipse on September 13 also has a big impact on Donald Trump’s natal horoscope.

While the Trump connection may be entertaining (and maybe even politically important, too), it’s really the potential impact that the eclipse brings to the markets that’s most important to us as astro-traders.

A Detailed Study

That’s why I’ve put a couple of months into researching the eclipse effects on major markets around the globe. I’ve also looked at precious metals, currencies, vital commodities, and key organizations that can impact the world economy.

I’ve also reviewed the lunar returns to the solar eclipse horoscope, studied upcoming eclipse activation points, and identified special trading situations based on the anticipated effects of the solar eclipse.

I also turned to mundane astrologer Jim Cummins, to get his unique insights into the potential eclipse effects in the geopolitical realm. While I may not always agree with his politics, Jim’s observations are always work reading.

The result is a 128-page e-book which has just been released by Harmonic Research Associates.

solar eclipse e-book cover
The new e-book Claiming New Territory: Shifting Dynamics at the Solar Eclipse of September 2015

It’s called Claiming New Territory: Shifting Dynamics at the Solar Eclipse of September 2015.

You’ll definitely want to grab a copy – it’s not only relevant as we get ready for the eclipse this weekend; it also has plenty of specific eclipse trading information you’ll be profiting from for months to come!

The Planets Signal More Strife in Ukraine, Arctic Contests, A Possible EuroZone Collapse, and Even Some Big News for the U.S. Stock Market

My colleague Jim Cummins has just contributed a new article for our “Big Picture Perspectives” section in the members area of our website at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

It’s titled “Bookends of Time“, referring to the pivotal role that solar eclipses play in world events and economic trends. That’s a fitting subject, since the next big solar eclipse is just a few days away.

As usual, Jim is full of insights on global actions and personalities, using his vast knowledge of mundane astrology to bring out perspectives that you won’t find anywhere else.

In this piece, he tells us that “It is now a certainty that Vladimir Putin will send his forces into Ukraine before this month is out – most likely before the Solar Eclipse of April 29, fulfilling my forecast from March 19, which is cited later in this article.”

Jim has a lot to say about what’s coming up in the coming weeks, in the light of (or should we say the shadow of?) the Apirl 29 solar eclipse. And he goes beyond that as well, extending his forecast well into the next six months and beyond.

“The big issue going from the summer to the fall of this year,” he says, “will be the contests over who has what control in the Arctic regions, as the Fall eclipses highlight those regions…meanwhile, the next several weeks will be back-peddling for some, while Mars is still retrograde, through May 19, and continued brazen violence by others, such as the horrifically vicious Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the social eruptions through much of South America, and the continuing saga of Europe’s collapsing economies, paving the way for a forthcoming soaring American stock market.”

You can read Jim’s complete article on “Bookends of Time” at the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com website. Go to: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Bookends-of-Time.cfm

How Behind-the-Scenes Astrology Helped Monsanto Beat Earnings Estimates

Monsanto (MON) released its quarterly earnings report this morning, and it knocked the ball out of the park.

Monsanto’s fiscal Q2 earnings rose by an amazing 22%, decimating even the most optimistic earnings estimates from market analysts. The jump in earnings was driven largely by strength in Monsanto’s global corn and herbicide business as well as increasing demand for the company’s products from emerging markets.

But lurking behind the scenes was the so-called Monsanto Protection Act, a new law in the U.S. that gives the company extraordinary legal protection. While it didn’t directly impact the company’s Q2 earnings, it certainly plays into the longer-term profit picture for Monsanto, and it definitely helps boost the revision in the firm’s annual guidance, which has just been boosted by $10 a share.

The Monsanto Protection Act is especially interesting because of the astrological dynamics at work when the bill was signed into law.

You’ll find an article about it, including a horoscope chart showing the transits to the MON First-Trade chart when the bill was signed, at http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/public/The-Monsanto-Protection-Act-Becomes-Law.cfm

Could Hurricane Sandy Bring Some Good Results?

The devastation from Hurricane Sandy has shut down floor trading on the New York Stock Exchange for the second day in a row, and much of the Northeast is still reeling from the massive impact of this huge storm.

But while it’s easy to get caught up in the costly destruction of this event, we shouldn’t overlook the storm’s potential for bringing some positive results as well, especially in the realm of consciousness.

I shared some of my reflections on this subject, as well as some of the astrological implications of this historic weather event, in an article published in the most recent issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter.

In the article I noted that Sandy’s ability to provide a “diversion from partisan confrontation, with the possibility of coming together creatively and cooperatively to deal with the effects of bad weather, could be a very good thing.”

You can read the complete article on the FinancialCyclesWeekly website at http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/public/1566.cfm

By the way, the hurricane’s destructive force itself also opens up some potential opportunities for profitable astro-trading. I’ll be highlighting some of them in the next issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter.