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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!

 

 

 

Between The Eclipses

Right now we’re almost exactly halfway between the eclipses – last week’s big solar eclipse and next week’s lunar eclipse.

It’s an interesting time, one that’s packed with powerful potential.

As astro-traders, it’s important for us to remember that eclipses come with a great deal of regularity. In fact, it’s key for us to anticipate the next eclipse that’s coming up.

It’s why we’ve compiled a handy Eclipse List that’s worth keeping near your trading computer.

But the period between the eclipses can be very stressful.

It’s stress that can manifest itself in our personal lives. We can feel it in our work, in our relationships, and in our communities.

It can shake world events, producing overt hostilities and fresh confrontations.

It can impact the financial world. That’s why this is an important time to watch for actions by central banks and national treasuries.

The time between the eclipses can also move the markets in significant ways.

Our “Between The Eclipses” Webinar

That’s why we presented a special webinar yesterday on “The Markets Between The Eclipses”.

It was a unique opportunity to get valuable perspectives on this time of stress.

It also gave us an understanding of some of the unique benefits that come with the time between the eclipses as well.

If you missed joining us live, or if you want to review this information on the period between the eclipses, you can watch the entire presentation here:

By the way, the publication that’s mentioned in the webinar recording – “Wisdom and Warnings From A Solar Eclipse” – is available now. You can get it as an instant download from Harmonic Research Associates.

Report Helps Inform Events Between The Eclipses

As we discussed in the webinar, this brand-new e-book is an important tool. It’s useful for assessing the potential impact of the recent solar eclipse on a variety of markets around the world. It can also help with knowing ahead of time when to expect the biggest eclipse impacts.

They don’t all come at the time of the eclipse!

That’s why it’s so useful to have all the upcoming eclipse activations listed in one place. In the pages of this new eclipse report, you’ll find over 200 of them listed in chronological order, extending all the way until the end of October.

If you don’t already have a copy, you can connect with it at: http://www.harmonicresearchassociates.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=176 – using Coupon Code ECLIPSE25 during checkout will get you a 25% discount off the retail price.

 

 

How Long Does A Solar Eclipse Last?

We’re just a week away from the next big solar eclipse.

It’s not just a key part of the 2016 astrology outlook.

Are you ready for the next big solar eclipse?
Are you ready for the next big solar eclipse?

There’s no doubt about it – eclipses move markets!

That’s what makes solar eclipses so important for astro-trading.

But many people underestimate the power and duration of eclipse effects.

That’s why our new monograph on Wisdom and Warnings at a Solar Eclipse includes an extensive list of eclipse activation dates.

It’s also why I put together this quick video:

The new eclipse report is scheduled for distribution on March 5th.

You can pre-order your personal copy now at:

https://harmonicresearchassociates.leadpages.co/er160359/

Australian Prime Minister Eclipsed

The Australian Prime Minister has been ousted – and his overthrow closely coincided with this week’s solar eclipse.

As I’ve mentioned a number of times in recent weeks, I have long been expecting the partial solar eclipse a few days ago to have a very big impact on global politics, the financial markets, and key economic and social dynamics.

In the new e-book on Claiming New Territory: Shifting Dynamics at the Solar Eclipse of September 2015, there’s a lot of analysis of currencies, stocks, commodities, historical eclipses, and potential hot spots around the world.

Ignoring The Australian Prime Minister

Even so, I have to confess that I wasn’t paying particularly close attention to domestic politics in Australia, and the Australian Prime Minister really wasn’t on my mind at all.

That’s why I was particularly grateful to get an email on Monday from Michael Correll in Sydney, with the subject line “Solar eclipse over Antarctica brings palace coup in Australia?”

“Dear Tim,” Michael wrote, “The recent Solar Eclipse over Antarctica and Jewish New Year appears to have brought a late-night palace coup to Australia with PM Tony Abbott being overthrown by lawyer and merchant-banker Turnbull MP.

“Turnbull is my MP for the federal seat of Wentworth In Sydney’s upscale Eastern Suburbs.”

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Woes

Tony Abbott
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was replaced at the partial solar eclipse of September 13, 2015.

During his tenure as Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has certainly had his share of problems. Last February, after he had been in office for just 17 months, his own Liberal Party tried to unseat him from his post. Abbott described the event as “a near-death experience.”

But Abbott begged his party to give him more time to get his act together as the Australian Prime Minister, and his colleagues obliged by granting him six months to turn things around with his administration.

Even so, the Liberal Party continued to lose credibility under Abbott’s leadership, not only losing favor to the political opposition, but also many Australians who didn’t agree with Tony Abbott’s personal positions on key issues, including his stance opposing gay marriage.

Time Finally Runs Out For Abbott

With Abbott’s popularity among Australians plunging to just 15%, it had become increasingly clear that his days were numbered. Time ran out for the Australian Prime Minister with the solar eclipse on September 13.

Tony Abbott Eclipse Dial
The solar eclipse on September 13 (the red pointer) activated Hades in Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s natal horoscope, as well as the midpoints of Midheaven/Kronos, Ascendant/Zeus, Venus/Saturn, and Saturn/Vulcanus.

As this 90-degree dial for Tony Abbott’s horoscope shows, the eclipse triggered Hades, the transneptunian factor associated with decay, severe disappointments, and negative circumstances in general.

It also aligned with Midheaven/Kronos midpoint (to become the cause of your own obstacles and suffering); the Ascendant/Zeus midpoint (to come under pressure from spiteful individuals around you); the Venus/Saturn midpoint (broken alliances and impoverishment); and the Saturn/Vulcanus midpoint (to confront mighty opposition and to be placed in danger from enemies).

In short, the solar eclipse didn’t treat Tony Abbott very nicely!

A New Australian Prime Minister Takes Charge

Malcolm Turnbull
Malcolm Turnbull ousted Tony Abbott at the solar eclipse to become the new Australian Prime Minister.

On September 14, the day after the solar eclipse, Malcolm Turnbull resigned as Communications Minister in Tony Abbott’s cabinet, and then immediately announced that he was challenging Abbott’s leadership of the Liberal Party. In spite of a frantic last-minute attempt by Abbott to rally support, the Liberal Party members took a vote on the challenge the same day.

The ballot was the final blow for Tony Abbott. He lost by a 54-to-44 vote margin to Malcolm Turnbull, who then became the new Australian Prime Minister.

When he announced his challenge, Turnbull had fiercely attacked Tony Abbott, who, he said, had clearly lost the support of the Australian people and had “not been capable of providing the economic leadership our nation needs.”

The outcome of the party vote was a remarkable contrast to events in 2009, when the more conservative Tony Abbott beat Malcolm Turnbull for leadership of the Liberal Party by a margin of just one vote.

Turnbull was sworn in as the new Australian Prime Minister on September 15.

A Different Kind of Eclipse Effect

Given the outcome of the political wranglings in Australia this week, it’s interesting to compare the eclipse effects on Malcom Turnbull’s horoscope with those on the chart for Tony Abbott. We don’t have a record Turnbull’s birth time, but analysis on the 90-degree dial gives us a practical way of seeing the major impacts.

Malcolm Turnbull Eclipse Dial
We don’t have an exact time of birth for the new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, but this 90-degree dial analysis shows the solar ellipse (the red pointer) triggering the midpoints in his natal horoscope for Sun/Saturn, Mercury/Jupiter, and Zeus/Poseidon. The net result is quite positive.

The contrast with Abbott’s chart is remarkable. The activation of the Sun/Saturn midpoint is an indication of an older man (Turnbull is three years older than Abbott) taking on a position of responsibility.

With Turnbull’s Zeus/Poseidon midpoint being triggered by the eclipse, we get a picture of strong leadership promoting new ideas. And the activation of the Mercury/Jupiter midpoint in Turnbull’s horoscope simply suggests that the solar eclipse was a time for good news and a cheerful mood, promoting lots of smiles and plenty of conversation.

Eclipse Effects Can Be Nuanced

As we see the differences in the solar eclipse effects in the lives of these two Australian Prime Ministers, it’s worth remembering that solar eclipses can have a long-lasting impact as well as more immediate results. We should also remember, of course, that astrological events move individuals, countries, and organizations in a variety of ways, depending on their interactions with the appropriate horoscopes involved.

That’s exactly why I invest so much time and energy studying the anticipated effects of solar eclipses, and why I share the results of that research in publications like Claiming New Territory: Shifting Dynamics at the Solar Eclipse of September 2015. The aim is to make sure that you’re up to speed with the potential for immediate short-term consequences, and that you have the tools you need to examine long-term eclipse effects as well.

Solar Eclipse Webinar Replay

We had a great crowd for our pre-eclipse webinar last night.

We got together online for a review of the basic astrological strategies that can be used to forecast the impact of a solar eclipse in mundane astrology, and to share some comments about today’s big solar eclipse as well.

Tips, Gifts & Solar Eclipse Esoterica

The session included some practical tips for active astro-traders, a little bit of esoteric knowledge, and some extra gifts for webinar participants.

The whole event took less than an hour, but we covered a lot of territory, and there plenty of positive feedback from the participants.

But I also got a bunch of emails last night from people who had missed the webinar, but still wanted to know about the potential impact of the solar eclipse on the markets.

That’s why I’m really glad that we got a good recording of last night’s webinar. It’s all been processed, and you watch the session in its entirety here:

As you watch the video, you’ll want to have pen and paper handy. We packed a lot of information into this session, and much of it will be useful to you in working with eclipses coming up in the future, in addition to the one that’s happening today.

Which reminds me. One of the tools that we shared during the webinar was a special Solar Eclipse List, featuring details about all the solar eclipses from 2015 through 2025. It’s a handy pdf cheat sheet that can speed up longer-term solar eclipse forecasting for astro-traders – you can download a free copy by CLICKING HERE.

Webinar Discounts

We also provided some special discounts for webinar participants, not only on our newly-published report Claiming New Territory: Shifting Dynamics at the Solar Eclipse of September 2015, but also on the classic (and massive) Solar Eclipse Secrets Collection e-book.

The new report just came out a few days ago, and the Solar Eclipse Secrets Collection compiles previous reports on seven solar eclipses.

Both of these publications are available from Harmonic Research Associates – and even if you’re just watching the video replay of the webinar instead of participating live, you can still take advantage of the discounts on these important publications by CLICKING HERE.

Watch The Markets

Be sure to keep an eye on any market you’re trading to take advantage of the solar eclipse effects. Remember that this solar eclipse will not only impact things on a short-term basis; it will also have residual effects that last for many months to come. You’ll find all the specific solar eclipse activation dates through the middle of 2016 listed in Claiming New Territory: Shifting Dynamics at the Solar Eclipse of September 2015.

 

 

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!

Total Eclipse Is Just The Start

There was lots of hoopla in the media today, just as we thought there would be.

Watching the BBC was especially fun, with its video footage of amazed eclipse-watchers in northern Europe.

The total solar eclipse earlier today certainly was an amazing event.

Today's total eclipse of the Sun caught everyone's attention!
Today’s total eclipse of the Sun caught everyone’s attention!

It was also noteworthy because it came just hours before the Spring Equinox, adding to its force and significance.

If you were in the U.S., though, you didn’t get to see it live. This total eclipse was visible throughout Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia, with especially good viewing in Greenland and Iceland.

But no matter where you happened to be today while the total eclipse was taking place, this was still a very important occasion.

Not just in terms of the total eclipse being an eye-catching celestial event, but from an astrological perspective as well.

In fact, the astrology associated with today’s total eclipse is so significant that Jim Cummins and I have made it the subject of a new 159-page e-book.

The total eclipse of the Sun at the Spring Equinox is a major event for the world.
The total eclipse of the Sun at the Spring Equinox is a major event for the world.

It’s called Global Game Change: Power and Profits at the Equinox Eclipse, and it’s already been getting rave reviews.

In it Jim and I take a look not only at the dynamics of the total eclipse itself, but also its potential impact across the world.

I focus mainly on the historical precedents for this total eclipse, and on the effects we can expect to see in the stock and futures markets, in currency trading, and in core economic structures.

Jim Cummins is an expert mundane astrologer, so his focus is on the geopolitics involved – and wow, does he have some incredible insights! The in-depth research he put into this new book is staggering to say the least – but the bottom line is that you’ll find insights here you simply won’t get anywhere else.

What Really Matters About The Total Eclipse

There’s one thing you don’t want to overlook – the effects of this total eclipse are not over yet!

In fact, we’re just getting started – and this new e-book is packed with dates that you can watch for eclipse effects for many months to come!

You can find out more about the book, and how you can get it as an instant download, by going to:

http://harmonicresearchassociates.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=170


Solar Eclipse Stock Market Zone

We’re just about ready to release the massive new e-book on Global Game Change: Power and Profits at the Equinox Eclipse.

But as we focus on the potentially devastating solar eclipse stock market effects that can accompany the big Equinox Eclipse that’s coming up on Friday, March 20, we shouldn’t overlook the solar eclipse stock market impact of the last big solar eclipse as well.

That eclipse happened last October, but the solar eclipse stock market influence is still being felt, especially when we get planetary alignments that trigger sensitive points in the horoscope for that eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Stock Market Support
Solar eclipse stock market effects can include defining a support zone, as in the case of the eclipse on October 23, 2014.

As this chart for the S&P 500 Index shows, the price range on the date of that eclipse has created a support zone for the index since then, bounded by a high of 1961 and a low of 1931.

The Uranus/Pluto waxing square in December helped drive the markets lower, but the index didn’t penetrate the support zone generated by the solar eclipse stock market dynamics from October.

Lasting Solar Eclipse Stock Market Effects

 

Since that time prices have remained above that solar eclipse stock market support level, but the next Uranus/Pluto waxing square on March 16 may drive the S&P lower for yet another test of support.

If that support continues to hold firm past the Equinox Eclipse coming up on Friday, we can expect more bullish action ahead, but a break below that eclipse-defined trading range at any time during the next few months would be extremely bearish.

If that happens, we will reassess our bullish assumptions and recalculate our price targets.


What About Putin’s Health?

The Kremlin is insisting that Vladimir Putin is just fine, thank you very much.

Putin Beefcake Fishing
Macho man Valamir Putin’s health may be great – but what else should he be worrying about?

According to a Reuters story from Maria Tsvetkova, “Russian President Vladimir Putin is in good health, the Kremlin said on Thursday, dismissing rumors that the leader was suffering from an illness after a foreign trip was canceled.”

The story notes that concerns about Putin’s health began with the cancellation of that trip. “A Kazakh governmental source said Putin’s trip to Astana scheduled for this week was canceled because Putin had fallen ill, stirring speculation on social media that something had happened to the 62-year-old leader.”

But a top source in the Kremlin has made it clear that President Putin’s health is nothing to worry about: “Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, asked by Reuters if the president was in good health, replied ‘yes’.”

But what’s really going on?

According to my colleague Jim Cummins, an accomplished mundane astrologer and a dedicated observer of world affairs, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned– not just about Vladimir Putin’s health, but also about his ability to retain his position of power in Russia.

“For Vladimir Putin, March 2015 is an especially precarious month,” Jim says.

More specifically, he warns that there may be coup attempt against the Russian leader, with the event potentially being triggered by the Equinox Eclipse later this month and/or the Lunar Eclipse that follows it in early April.

“It is as though Mr. Putin is in the center of a huge, long-lasting lightning storm,” Jim adds.

Jim has a great track record for astute observations and accurate forecasts, so I’m inclined to pay attention to what he’s saying here, regardless of what the Kremlin has to say about the state of Putin’s health.

But I have to admit that I’m biased. Jim Cummins is also my co-author for the new book Global Game Change: Power and Profits at the Equinox Eclipse.

This important new report is scheduled for release as an e-book next week.

This is one publishing event you won’t want to miss, since it goes into a lot more detail – not only about the uncertain future for the Russian president (no matter what happens with Putin’s health), but also about major geopolitical issues, what we can expect in the markets, and much, much more.

You can learn more about it (and check out the pre-publication discount) at: http://harmonicresearchassociates.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=170

 

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.