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Saturn Resonance in the S&P

I’ve been watching Saturn resonance lately.

We’re seeing it in the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re seeing it in the major economic downturn that’s underway.

And I’ve been using Saturn resonance to come up with a forecast for the S&P 500.

That’s what I was sharing with Larry Pesavento on Friday.

We got together for an extended chat during his Trade What You See program on TFNN.

As usual, there were questions from listeners.

We talked about the impact of the coronavirus on our lives.

But the main focus was my forecast for the S&P.

That’s where Saturn resonance came in.

Saturn resonace in price chart
Saturn resonance combined with Pluto early in 2020 to set the stage for a trading top and a major market sell-off.

I started out by observing the price action in the market on the date of the recent Saturn/Pluto conjunction.

That was on January 12.

I then noted the price alignment with the trading low in effect on January 12 and the high for the day when the market gapped lower on February 24.

Saturn Resonance: “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”

Larry was quite impressed when he saw that correspondence on my trading chart.

“You can’t make this stuff up,” he said.

Then, when I went on to share my more recent charting work on the S&P, he really got excited.

Apparently there are not many market pundits who are willing to make precise predictions.

That seems to be the case whether or not you’re talking to an astrologer.

But, by using Saturn resonance with my charting, I was able to do just that.

As it turns out, the ninth harmonic is the most powerful resonant dynamic in play right now.

That’s true for both Saturn and for Pluto as well.

You can get the full story – and the specifics of the general forecast and the targeted prediction – when you watch this video of our full conversation on Friday during his show.


As Larry says, “You can’t make this stuff up.”

That’s why the astro-trading advantage is so powerful.

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We also have a recording of one of our lives sessions posted online for instant viewing.

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Gilead Is Looking Good

Is it time to buy Gilead Sciences?

The upcoming transits to the First-Trade horoscope, as well as other Gilead dynamics, identify this stock as a good trading candidate now.

Gilead transits to First-Trade
Transits to the Gilead Sciences First-Trade Horoscope

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ – GILD) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company.

Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in the areas of unmet medical needs in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere around the world.

The company’s products include Biktarvy, Descovy, Odefsey, Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, and Truvada for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; and Vosevi, Vemlidy, Epclusa, Harvoni, and Viread products for treating liver diseases.

Gilead also provides Yescarta, a chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma; and Zydelig, a kinase inhibitor.

It makes Letairis, an oral formulation of an endothelin receptor antagonist for pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet to treat chronic angina; and AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections.

In addition, the company offers its products under a variety of other brand names. They include Cayston, Emtriva, Hepsera, Sovaldi, and Tybost.

Gildead also develops product candidates for the treatment of viral diseases, inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, and oncology.

The company markets its products through its commercial teams. It also works in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners.

Positive Transits for Gilead

Transiting Saturn conjoining the Gilead First-Trade Sun could provide a more favorable entry point for a long position here. While Saturn is associated with contraction, it can provide a basis for further price advancement in a case like this.

And that’s not all.

The potential for higher prices ahead and an increase in speculative energy is indicated by transiting Neptune conjoining the First-Trade Ascendant.

On top of that, transiting Venus is forming a quincunx to First-Trade Neptune. That’s very nice for a drug company!

In other words, this looks like a solid setup for a good buying opportunity for this stock.

Yesterday we added Gilead to our watch list for our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

Our astro-trading trend chart shows why. Note the recent price gap upward.

Geocentric planetary price lines for Mars and Jupiter in the eighth harmonic help reveal the trading structure for Gilead.

Planetary Resistance Confronts Markets

Planetary resistance.

It’s a trading concept astro-traders use.

But most other traders have never even heard of it.

But there it is.

Resistance?

Planetary resistance is like regular resistance in technical analysis.

It’s an upper limit.

Essentially, it’s a zone that inhibits prices from going higher.

In technical analysis, we can find resistance in previous market highs.

More specifically, a high that’s held up after being tested repeatedly offers strong resistance.

When that happens, prices are unlikely to go higher.

Or we can use technical tools to project resistance zones.

A Fibonacci retracement. A Fibonacci extension.

Or an Elliott Wave target.

It doesn’t really matter how we get there.

By defining resistance, we can set price targets.

We can clarify our trading expectations.

And we can trade more effectively as a result.

What About Planetary Resistance?

But what makes planetary resistance different?

It’s market resistance derived from planetary positions.

So correspondences between planetary positions and market prices are a key.

As described in the book Gann Secrets Revealed Volume 1,  each degree of the zodiac matches specific prices.

By understanding those matches, we can track trading action.

Then, based on specific planetary alignments, we can anticipate trend changes.

It’s a fabulous trading tool.

That’s why I discussed planetary resistance with Larry Pesavento yesterday on his TFNN show.

We chatted about this S&P chart:

Mars Planetary Resistance with S&P
The red lines on the chart correspond to the positions of Mars. The blue lines represent Saturn. Note the heavier red line moving diagonally near the top of the chart. This first-harmonic Mars line clearly defines planetary resistance. The lighter red lines are Mars harmonic increments.

It highlights planetary price lines for Mars and Saturn.

With either stocks or commodities, planetary price lines reveal trading opportunities.

“There Must Be Something There.”

So I shared this chart with Larry.

He noted that “You mention Mars. You know W. D. Gann spent a great deal of time… And a lot of his charts have markings of Mars and things like that. Is that the same type of work you’re working on?”

I confirmed that connection. In response, Larry noted the precision of planetary resistance.

He looked at the price bars on the chart. Then he said “it’s amazing how they bounce off those red lines. There must be something there. That’s for sure!”

Here’s the full interview from the Trade What You See program:

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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:


 

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.

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.

Dollar Surge Triggered by Saturn and Apollon

The dollar surge in the weeks since the U.S. presidential election has certainly been impressive.

The greenback is currently up by more than 6 percent since its initial reactive pull-back as the election results started to come in.

But the dollar surge is not just the result of the surprising outcome of the U.S. election.

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The dollar surge since the U.S. election of Donald Trump has been dramatic.

The growing anticipation of an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is also in the mix, adding to the strength of the dollar surge as well.

As we’ve watched the persistence of the dollar surge in recent weeks, it’s certainly been very tempting to see the currency’s rise from a short-term perspective. That’s not necessarily the wisest perspective, however.

The Planetary Action Behind The Dollar Surge

The fact is, a look at the ups and downs in the dollar over the longer term reveals planetary dynamics at work behind the scenes.

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The 90-degree dial that’s shown here, for the U.S. Coinage Act which created the dollar in 1792, highlights the Aries point world axis for the dollar, which is reflected in this chart through Uranus, Mercury/Venus, and Saturn/Apollon.

It’s the Saturn/Apollon dynamic, with the two planets 49.25 degrees apart at the time of the dollar’s inception, that has the strongest impact on long-term dollar cycles. Whenever Saturn and Apollon return to that same degree of separation, we need to pay particular attention to action in the dollar.

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But even the 49.25 degree angle doesn’t give us the whole story behind the dollar surge. As the monthly trading chart for the Dollar Index illustrates, the Saturn/Apollon eighth-harmonic action is also quite important in key turning points and price fluctuations.

The highlighted monthly price bars show the opposition in June & September 1997 and March 1998; the 135-degree angle on 6/5/2001; the waning square in August 2004, January 2005 & May 2005; the waning semi-square on 8/21/2008; the triple conjunction in 2012; and the waxing semi-squares in March, April & November of this year.

The planetary price lines shown on the chart are for Saturn and Apollon in the fourth harmonic, defining key points of support & resistance.

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!

 

 

 

America 1956 vs. America 2016

W. D. Gann paid a lot of attention to 60-year cycles.

They matter in the markets.

They also matter in social and economic trends.

And they matter in our personal lives as well.

Remember that 60 years is a triple synodic cycle of Jupiter and Saturn – very potent indeed!

But now it’s been over 60 years since W. D. Gann died.

What Would W. D. Gann Think About America 2016?

It’s kind of hard to imagine.

After all, there have been some pretty big changes in the last six decades.

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But is America a better place today than it was back in 1956?

Of course many people living in America 2016 couldn’t even imagine a world without cell phones, FaceBook or cable television, but was life really so bad back then?

And there are plenty of other interesting contrasts, too.

Michael Snyder describes some of them in his recent blog post – America 1956 vs. America 2016

Apple Stock Plunge: Right On Time

Apple (APPL) reported its quarterly earnings yesterday, and we saw shares in Apple stock plunge as a result.

It was the first earnings announcement since the introduction of the much-touted Apple Watch, so it attracted lots of attention.

And much of that attention was negative.

The price of the stock was off by about 1 percent by the end of the trading day, and after-hours trading took an even bigger toll, with the losses hitting 7 percent as the Apple stock plunge continued.

For any normal company, of course, the earnings news that Apple reported would have been considered fairly spectacular.

Quarterly profits were up by 38 percent.

The company’s gross margin stands at 39.7 percent.

Sales of the firm’s iPhone unit were up by 35 percent.

But in Apple’s case, Wall Street didn’t like it.

So Why Did Apple Stock Plunge?

According to the news, it was all about expectations.

Market analysts had been looking for numbers that were even better than the ones Apple reported, so they were disappointed big time.

Had those expectations been realistic?

Probably not.

After all, some pundits had been predicting earnings growth from Apple to the tune of 50 percent, so a walloping gain of 35 percent wound up looking pretty puny.

Some analyst’s forecasts projected iPhone sales of 50 million unit, but Apple only managed to see 47.5 million iPhones during the quarter.

Some of it seems to have been based on pure fantasy, but with Apple’s reputation as a miracle company, the analysts managed to get away with those loony predictions.

How We Saw The Apple Stock Plunge Coming

But not everybody expected to see such pie-in–the-sky results when Apple reported earnings.

In fact, our astrological work was showing just the opposite.

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In our Financial Cycles Weekly newsletter published on July 12, we examined the astrology behind share prices for Apple stock, pointing out the heliocentric Mercury/Uranus dynamics that have been remarkably consistent in bring prices lower.

We also warned our readers, “don’t be surprised to see some sobering news on July 21, when AAPL reports its quarterly earnings. It will be the first quarter to include sales of the Apple Watch, but transiting Saturn will be near the Midheaven of the AAPL First-Trade chart at the time of the announcement. Saturn will also be activating the First-Trade Uranus/Hades midpoint, so there could be a very nasty surprise.”

So we expected to see the current Apple stock plunge.

In fact, it’s showing up right on time!

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For more details on the astrology behind the Apple stock plunge, be sure to see the front-page article in the July 12 issue of Financial Cycles Weekly newsletter. CLICK HERE to download a free copy of that issue.