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.
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.
By the way, the free webinar that I mentioned is something that I’m currently offering every Tuesday as a live presentation. Be sure to join us if you want to make your trading easier and more profitable.
We also have a recording of one of our lives sessions posted online for instant viewing.
The Zeus retrograde station on January 20 was an extremely powerful event.
Its effect on the market was muted slightly because it happened when the markets were closed. U.S. markets were shuttered on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
But holiday or not, this transneptunian shift is likely to usher in lower prices ahead.
It reinforces the bearish energy of the Uranus station at the January 20 Lunar Eclipse.
Trading Action Since The Zeus Retrograde Station
On January 21, the S&P 500 lost 0.27% as trading resumed after the Zeus retrograde station.
So far it’s a net loss of 0.13% since last Friday’s S&P close at 3329.62.
That’s hardly a major crash, of course.
But it’s starting to look more and more like a definitive trading top.
Keep An Eye On The Trading Action
The prospects will be clarified by the trading action just ahead.
If the sell-off is amplified or becomes more sustained, we will consider this top confirmed.
That means we can look for even lower stock prices ahead.
As we see it now, there could be a significant decline running through the end of February.
And we can thank the Zeus retrograde station for getting it going.
Broader Implications Feeding Market Expectations
And that’s not all.
As you can see from the 90-degree dial presentation of the Zeus retrograde station, other factors come into play.
The station activated the midpoint of Mercury and the True Lunar Node. That signals a time of creative thinking and inventiveness.
Maybe even a new way for dyed-in-the-wool bulls to start thinking about market direction in a new light.
The Kronos/Vulcanus midpoint also got triggered by the Zeus retrograde station.
The implication here is the excessive expression of the powers of the state. It’s all about politics, with the notion that ruthless politicians manage to have their way, no matter how much effort it takes.
“We do not know how or when these issues will be resolved,” he said.
“We are closely monitoring the implications of these developments for the U.S. economic outlook and, as always, we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, with a strong labor market and inflation near our symmetric 2 percent objective.”
That promise to “act as appropriate” created an instant market reaction.
An Accurate Forecast
But here’s the interesting thing about the best week of the year, the one that we’ve just completed.
We knew it was coming ahead of time.
And it really had nothing to do with Jerome Powell’s speech on Tuesday.
Although we didn’t specifically say it would be the best week of the year so far, we definitely saw this week’s stock market rally coming.
It was because we saw a Mars/Kronos conjunction just ahead.
One of the key take-aways was that even after the exact Mars/Kronos alignment, we can still expect to see its effects continuing to play out in geopolitics and market action for a number of weeks to come.
That’s exactly what’s been going on now.
But that wasn’t all we talked about in the webinar.
In-Depth Webinar Transneptunian Training
We also took a look at:
The incredible power of a rare planetary combination
Back-tested tactics for powerful market timing
When to deploy a nuclear bomb
What led to the breakup of a major corporation
The upcoming planetary configurations that can move the markets
The stress points that can impact precious metals, oil, currencies and economic issues
A winning strategy you can use for your trading during the coming weeks and months
A fateful decision that split a nation in half
Why a key government agency is currently under attack
Transneptunian trading cycles
5 Fateful Mars/Kronos alignments
A closed-door meeting at a prominent Baptist church
Why an impeachment failed to remove a President
Remarkable calculations in the trenches
Key locations to watch for regime change
How a surveyor and a navigator discovered hidden forces
What’s coming up next for bitcoin and the euro
And much, much more!
To find out more about the continuing impact of this powerful event, and about what we can expect in the coming weeks, be sure to check out the webinar recording.
With a Vulcanus direct station on April 13, that’s worth looking at.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As I’ve been reminding my students and our members here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, W. D. Gann identified the equinox as a particularly sensitive time for the markets.
We talked about it at length during our March 1 webinar for our Gold-Plus Elite members – they’re the group of astro-traders who get regular guidance about current trading strategies.
We meet for regular forecast webinars, and share a weekly conference call to discuss the specific stock picks and market timing for optimum trading results.
Staying Tuned In To Gann
I’ve been making sure that this group has been tuned in to the important Gann date.
We also ran a cover story in the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter on March 12. It focuses specifically on W. D. Gann and the importance of the upcoming equinox.
“Keep your powder dry!” we advised our readers.
“Our back-testing of the past 34 years of market history shows this equinox typically triggering a short-term pull-back or consolidation in the S&P, followed by an aggressive rally,” we noted. “This year, however, we may see a sharper decline in stock prices just after the equinox.”
The Equinox Results
The equinox was yesterday, on March 20.
And, just as we expected, the selling pressure in the market started then – right on schedule.
The sell-off accelerated today, just in case there was any question about the validity of Gann’s approach.
How much did it sell off?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 237.85 points, off 1.14% for the day.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 29.45, for a decline today of 1.24%.
It was clearly a big enough drop to command attention. It also called the Trump Rally into question.
And with a Kronos station coming up later this week, there may be even more selling ahead.
Once again, we’re all reminded of just how important Gann and his innovative insights are for us in our astro-trading today!
The planetary aspects at the U.S. elections on November 8 are disturbing, to say the least.
They certainly suggest the possibility of election violence. It could be either at the polls themselves or in the aftermath of the vote count.
The Saturn-Vulcanus waxing sesquiquadrate contributes to a hyper-vigilant attitude. It’s a “do or die” dynamic that’s essentially looking for trouble. It stays on guard against imagined offences.
The Mars-Admetos waning trine adds to the tension. It signals an urge to take aggressive action against immovable obstacles. There’s a strong possibility that “get out the vote” forces could confront “suppress the vote” resistance.
Election Violence From A Pleasant Source?
And then there’s the conjunction of Venus with the transneptunian Cupido.
It’s just after the Election Day opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange.
Now don’t get me wrong.
Venus and Cupido are two of the good guys in astrology.
Venus is all about love, harmony, money, the arts, and beauty. It’s the feminine mystique personified.
Cupido is connected with community, family connections, and the sharing of common cultural heritage.
So when Venus and Cupido get together it’s typically good. We normally expect social harmony, pleasant connections, and marital bliss.
But as this chart for the S&P 500 in 2014 shows, we sometimes get something else.
The Venus-Cupido conjunction coincides with trading tops about 60 percent of the time.
But this time the two planets meet, on Tuesday, November 8, we may get even more negative results.
This 90-degree dial for the Venus-Cupido conjunction shows the meeting of the two planets at 25º 41′ Sagittarius.
But what’s interesting is not just the connection between those two beneficial planets.
It’s the fact that they trigger the Uranus-Admetos midpoint.
That’s pretty ominous.
This midpoint activation signals shocking social convulsions. We could see wanton destruction, murders, earthquakes, and yes, even election violence.
At the very least, we can expect sudden breakups of trusted associations.
Individuals and factions will be excluded.
They’ll need to learn how to go it on their own.
They may have wounds that take a very long time to heal.
It’s not a pretty picture.
Election Violence and the Markets
Don’t forget. The markets can react to social and political news in dramatic ways.
Election violence could amplify the November Meltdown in equities.
The election campaign this year has certainly been vicious.
But it’s not the only time that an election got nasty.
The prize for election violence goes to 1876.
Voters went to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, 1876. It was one of America’s most contentious and controversial contests.
The 1876 results are among the most disputed ever. But it’s certain that Samuel J. Tilden of New York outpolled Ohio’s Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote.
Hayes got 4,034,311 votes. Tilden got 4,288,546.
After a first count of votes, Tilden won 184 electoral votes. Hayes got 165.
But 20 votes were left unresolved. These 20 electoral votes were in dispute in four states.
In Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina, each party reported its candidate had won the state.
In Oregon one elector was replaced. He had been declared illegal for being an “elected or appointed official”.
Ultimately, all three of Oregon’s votes were awarded to Hayes.
Hayes thus had a majority of one in the Electoral College.
The Democrats cried fraud. Tension and hostility swept the country.
Tilden supporters threatened that Hayes would never be inaugurated.
“Tilden or Blood” became the rallying cry. In Columbus, Ohio, a shot was fired at Governor Hayes’s residence as he sat down to dinner. Supporters marched to his home, calling for the “president”.
Hayes tried to calm the crowd. “It is impossible,” he said, “at so early a time, to obtain the result.”
As incidents of election violence surged, President Grant took action. He strengthened the military force in and around Washington.
A look at the horoscope for the disputed election of 1876 is revealing.
Saturn activates the Mercury-Kronos midpoint, so authoritative communications were in short supply.
With the Venus/Chiron mipoint also getting triggered, harmony and cooperation were difficult to establish.
But most important of all, Saturn also activated the Uranus-Admetos midpoint at the 1876 election. That’s the same combination being triggered now, setting the stage for stress and tension, and possibly even some election violence.
Astro-Trading & Financial Astrology Insights from Tim Bost