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Gann Date Expectations

We’re on the eve of a vital W. D. Gann date.

That means it’s time to assess the market outlook.

December 21 marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere.

As a “quartering day” in the year it’s a key Gann date.

Gann Date: The Winter Solstice
Venus provides some powerful triggering effects on the December 21 Solstice Gann Date.

This year’s event has special significance, however.

That’s thanks to Venus aligning in a square to Uranus and an opposition to Vulcanus at the
same time.

The Venus Gann Date Effects

Venus brings money, cultural affairs, alliances and women’s  issues into focus, with big implications for the markets and geopolitics:

Confused or deceptive communications [Mercury/Neptune]

Severe limits to growth and expansion [Jupiter/Admetos]

More conservative policies and ideals [Saturn/Poseidon]

Forceful actions & crack-downs by State authorities [Mars/Kronos]

Explosive disruptions and upheavals [Uranus/Vulcanus]

The solstice sets the stage for the coming months, so we can look for these themes to be emphasized as we move into 2020.

Larry Pesavento’s Perspective

The Gann Date also came up when I joined Larry Pesavento on his TFNN shows yesterday.

We discussed it as a potential market reversal point.

Stocks Approach Gann Date
Shown here as of Wednesday’s close the S&P 500 index has been tracking a Mars line as it moves toward the solstice Gann Date and a possible encounter with resistance. We expect the Pluto line to provide a moderating influence at about 3223.50.

We also looked at the current trading pattern for the S&P 500, with an eye toward Mars and Pluto.

Both planets are helping to structure the market action right now.

Farewell To A Friend

During our conversation yesterday Larry and I also shared stories about Jeanne Long.

Jeanne died Monday after some years of declining health.

She made major contributions to Gann studies.

And to financial astrology

And to astro-trading.

She was truly a beautiful soul.

I’ll miss her deeply.

The Complete Interview

Here’s the full interview recording.

It’s about 18 minutes long.

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Enjoy!

 

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:


 

W. D. Gann, the Number 90, and the Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is here at last, and we’ll be watching for a response from the markets as we move past the weekend and get a fresh trading week underway.

In the meantime, I’ve continued to explore the kind of connections with the Summer Solstice that I recently mentioned here in my posts about Silver and stock market trading, and in my most recent interview with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show.

But as usual, it’s been W. D. Gann that has really gotten me thinking.

Back in the closing months of 1935, when Gann put together his brief essay on “Natural Resistance Levels and Time Cycle Points”, he wrote about lots of correlations to the number 90, which has key connections to the Summer Solstice.

That particular essay contained very little specific information about astrology and the markets, but Gann did reference the seasonal connections of this particularly important number. He also used the number 90 extensively in his discussion of practical techniques for timing market resistance zones.

The attention that Gann gave to the number 90 was what provoked me to put together a brief article on this important market timing factor for our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. It’s a quick review of Gann’s work in the essay, but it does underscore the value in paying attention to the mathematics behind the markets.

You’ll find the full article at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/W-D-Gann-and-the-Number-90.cfm

By the way, the work of W. D. Gann is also figuring prominently in the new report that’s currently being prepared on “Timing The Next Market Top”.

It should be ready for distribution by the end of next week– if you’d like to get early-bird notification as soon as it’s available, just CLICK HERE to leave your name and email address.

 

Astro-Trading Silver at the Summer Solstice

When I was interviewed by Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show yesterday, we had a great chance to discuss this weekend’s Summer Solstice and it potential impact on the markets.

The Summer Solstice will arrive at 6:51 a.m. EDT on Saturday morning, June 21st.

This event is carrying some extra weight this year because of the recent activations of the 90-degree cardinal point at the beginning of Cancer by Venus and Mercury. These events have already shown their importance in moving the markets; the Summer Solstice is the Sun’s activation of that same 90-degree point in the cardinal axis. That’s just one of the reasons that W. D. Gann gave it so much attention.

To get an idea about the potential impact of the Summer Solstice on stock market trading, be sure to check out this chart for the historic effect on the S&P 500. As you can see, our back-testing of this index during this annual event gives us good reason to consider adding some short positions to the Financial Cycles Model Portfolio at this time.

But not all markets are likely to decline at the Summer Solstice. Take a look at what happened to Silver when this event took place last year:

Silver Summer Solstice 2013
Silver responded emphatically to the Summer Solstice in 2013, with the precious metal climbing by nearly 13% in the month of trading just after this key planetary event.

Needless to say, if you’re interested in trading precious metals, be sure to your homework thoroughly! Even though we got a big bounce in Silver at the Summer Solstice last year, and even though the Summer Solstice coming within three trading days of an isolated low in Silver about 76% of the time, this event only triggers a trend reversal to the upside about 29% of the time. So a rally in Silver (or in any other precious metals) is not a foregone conclusion following the Summer Solstice this year.

You’ll get more details about the Summer Solstice activation of the 90-degree cardinal point and its creation of a major zodiac pressure point for the markets in this recording of the complete 10-minute interview with Michael Yorba during yesterday’s show on the Traders Network:


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By the way, during this interview I mentioned to Michael that I’m currently working on some new planetary cycle research to help fine-turn our understanding of the trading top that’s just ahead of us in the equities markets. This new report on “How To Time The Next Market Top” will be available in about a week; CLICK HERE if you’d like to get on the list for early-bird notification as soon as it’s available.

Stock Market Trading at the Summer Solstice

Yesterday’s market action just after the announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee was a clear reminder not only of the power of the Fed in swinging market sentiment, but also of the power of the cardinal zodiac points.

It’s the 90-degree location that’s in play right now, at the start of the zodiac sign of Cancer.

This was one of W. D. Gann’s favorite spots to watch in his astro-trading research and market forecasting, and for very good reason.

As I’ve noted before, one of the things that made the timing of the announcement yesterday so noteworthy was the fact that transiting Mercury was conjunct Pluto in the Federal Reserve horoscope, which also happens to be at this key 90-degree zodiac location.

This kind of conjunction is not terribly rare in and of itself, of course– what was unusual was the fact that it came during an FOMC meeting.

The result, of course, was an extremely sharp response from the markets, as I noted in my post after yesterday’s market close.

In a kind of knee-jerk overreaction to the announcement, the equities indices rallied sharply during the final hours of trading, but we’re expecting some solid price consolidation and a possible pull-back during today’s trading, as the transiting Mars activation of the Fed’s Moon/Saturn midpoint comes into play more strongly.

The next time we get an activation of this key zodiac point is just ahead of us– it’s the Summer Solstice coming up this Saturday.

While the market impact is a little hard to forecast because this is a weekend event and because the net effect may be reduced somewhat by Mercury’s current retrograde condition, the Summer Solstice itself has a solid track record for triggering trend reversals in the markets– it happens about 3 out of 4 times.

S&P Summer Solstice
The Summer Solstice helps trigger trend reversals in the S&P 500 about 74% of the time.

We’ve been back-testing the last 53 times this event has happened, and have found that the Summer Solstice has previously triggered a trend reversal down roughly 44% of the time, a trend reversal up 30% of the time, and no trend reversal at all 26% of the time.

Since the stock market remains in a disturbingly persistent uptrend right now, it looks like the odds favor a move to the downside following the June 21 Summer Solstice this year.

We won’t know how it works out until Monday, of course, but right now our expectation is that we’ll see declining prices in equities as the new trading week gets underway.

A Cosmic Turnaround and a Pause in the Plunge

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in terms of daylight hours and the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere.

The literal meaning of the word “solstice” is “the Sun (Sol) standing still”. That’s what seems to be happening from our point of view on Earth, anyway – for the past six months the Sun’s apparent path through the sky has gradually moved a little bit higher, a little more northward, each day.

Today, however, the Sun’s path through the sky is the same as it was yesterday; the Sun is “standing still.” Tomorrow’s path will be just a tiny bit lower, a little more toward the south, than today’s trajectory. It will continue to move a little lower each day until the Winter Solstice in December, when the cycle begins again.

The solstices are major turning points in the year, and they are often accompanied by shifts in mass psychology and sometimes changes in market trends as well. That’s why W. D. Gann paid such close attention to them, identifying them as key points in the annual cycle that all traders should remember.

This time around, of course, the market top came two days prior to the solstice, with Wednesday’s Sun/Jupiter conjunction calling the shots. And it was against that background of a major market sell-off that we saw the trading action respond to the Summer Solstice today.

As the Sun was standing still, the markets did the same.

The dizzying plunge in stock prices of the past two days paused briefly. Intraday attempts at a rally never really got off the ground, but the push to the downside didn’t pick up much momentum, either. The major indices closed up for the day, but their gains were miniscule compared to the losses of the last two trading sessions.

In other words, stocks basically spent the day treading water. While the big decline has paused, there are few clear indicators that price support will actually hold at the current levels. We’ll have to wait until next week to see if the bulls or the bears resume control. For right now it’s time to step back from the market action, catch our breath, and just stand still for a moment.

Not a bad thing to do on the Summer Solstice!

What’s So Different About Next Week’s Meeting of Jupiter and the Sun

Jupiter is nearing its annual conjunction with the Sun, and it’s attracting a lot of attention in the process.

A Sun/Jupiter conjunction isn’t a terribly rare event by itself– what IS rare this time is the fact that the Sun/Jupiter alignment will take place vertically as well as horizontally.

In other words, what we’ll be getting next week will be the Sun eclipsing Jupiter. As seen from our perspective here on Earth, Jupiter will be passing behind the Sun, coming less than a quarter of a degree away from the exact center of the solar disk.

That’s an extremely precise alignment, so it’s attracted plenty of notice from the astronomers peering through telescopes, although it hasn’t gotten much extra attention from the astrological community. Thanks to NASA and its Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SoHO), we got this coronagraph picture earlier today, showing Jupiter approaching the Sun.

Jupiter Approaches Sun
In this coronagraph, an opaque disk covers the body of the Sun, making it possible to view stars and planets that would otherwise be invisible in the solar glare. The bright spot to the left of the Sun is Jupiter, moving towards its solar conjunction on June 19.

When this photo was taken, Jupiter was about three and a half degrees away from the Sun. The conjunction will be taking place in late Gemini on June 19, just two days before the Summer Solstice. It’s already impossible to see Jupiter’s approach with the naked eye, however, thanks to the power of the solar glare.

That’s why it’s so wonderful having the SoHO photos and other NASA materials available– they not only take us past the realm of our astrological charts; they also take us far beyond what we can observe by just staring up into the sky.

The Big Bankers Take Action to Get Summer Underway

Wow, it’s the Summer Solstice already.

I’ve been anticipating this event, and the world’s big bankers have complied with the changing of the seasons today with some mixed news for the markets.

Ben Shalom Bernanke and the gang at the Fed say they’re going to keep twistin’ the night away, and the markets didn’t like that much.

But the news from the European Central Bank was a little cheerier, at least for those who are inclined to believe yet another round of reassurances that Europe isn’t going off a cliff.

On my end, though, I’m looking at the start of summer as an opportunity to share some insights on astro-trading. That’s why I’ve decided to give away free copies of the “Beyond The Basics in Stock Market Astrology” DVD set– and to help newbie astro-traders get a solid start with a special sale on the “Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course”.

It includes a discounted price AND a special payment plan that spreads out the discounted purchase price, with NO interest or mark-up added to the transaction.

That means you can get started in astro-trading techniques for less than $200 a month.

You can check out a new video on the DVD give-away by going to:

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By the way, if you’re interested in that payment plan on the Home Study Course, be sure to to watch the new video and click on the link at the bottom of the video play-back page.

When you get to the listing for the Study Course with DVD bonuses after you click through to the Harmonic Research Associates site, just scroll down to the bottom. You’ll find a link to the payment plan option there.