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SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde

As you may have heard, it’s a SuperMoon Mercury retrograde.

We go through three Mercury retrograde periods each year, with each one lasting about three weeks.

So dealing with Mercury retrograde is not a rare event.

Based on years of practical experience, if we’ve astrologically savvy at all, we’ve learned how to accommodate those times when Mercury is retrograde.

We expect a little more confusion and misunderstanding in our personal communications. So we try to be more forgiving of others and of ourselves as well.

We allow a little extra time to get to appointments.

We double-check the math in important transactions and proofread written documents more carefully.

As astro-traders, we learn to take the Mercury retrograde experience in stride. We stay alert by adding some extra caution to our trade execution and money management, and double-checking our market analysis along the way.

S&P SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde
The SuperMoon Mercury retrograde station produced a dramatic trading day in the S&P 500 index. We’ll be watching the planetary price lines for Mercury and the Sun during the coming weeks.

But the current Mercury retrograde is strikingly different. In fact, it represents a fairly rare occurrence from an astrological perspective, thanks in large part to a specific lunar factor.

The First SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde In Nine Years

For the first time since January 2009, Mercury has made a retrograde station on exactly the same day as a SuperMoon Full Moon, with the lunar perigee pumping up the power of the syzygy and adding to the overall tension of the Mercury station.

SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde Kronos-Admetos
The SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde station midpoint is made even more powerful because it triggers the powerful Kronos/Admetos midpoint.

As the 90-degree dial shown here reveals, the midpoint between the SuperMoon and the Mercury station is also a hot spot.

It activates the Kronos/Admetos midpoint, so this is a time when leadership will be challenged. We could see the collapse of governments, the removal of national leaders, and a shuffling of leadership in market sectors as well.

In other words, while any Mercury retrograde period can skew the markets, this particular one may prove to be particularly important!

Talking About Next Week’s Planetary Cluster

When I joined Michael Yorba on his radio program yesterday, we talked about the significant planetary dynamics next week that will  be combining to create a potential inflection point for the markets on January 30-31, 2014.

Venus has been in retrograde motion since December 21; it will resume direct motion on January 31. As Venus changes direction it activates the midpoint of Uranus and Pluto– that’s important because the Uranus/Pluto waxing square has been in play since 2012, and it will continue to be a dominant influence on social behavior and market action through the middle of 2015. With this activation by Venus at its Direct Station, we can expect the tension-provoking energy of the Uranus/Pluto square to come to the forefront.

Jupiter and Pluto are also noteworthy; they are lining up for a Jupiter/Pluto opposition, also on January 31. This activates a Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto T-Square configuration that signals a sudden shift in circumstances, creating the possibility of a major opportunity for savvy astro-traders.

While these factors by themselves would be enough to get our attention, they get a lot of extra help from other planetary action, including an activation of the November Solar Eclipse on January 29, the New Moon syzygy on January 30, and the ingress of Mercury into Pisces on January 31.

In short, the January 30-31 period will be a key time for us to watch for significant trend reversals in all markets. With this much action going on, the potential for outstanding trading profits from appropriate short-term positions is definitely worth paying attention to!

You can CLICK HERE to take a look at the trading chart for the S&P 500 that I shared with Yorba’s audience yesterday. It illustrates the planetary alignments in action.

Use this player to listen to a complete recording of the interview with Michael Yorba on yesterday’s edition of The Traders Network show:

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If you’d like more information on astro-trading market insights, be sure to take a look at our latest free online videos at http://bit.ly/ATIdvd

Planetary Line-Up for a Market Inflection Point at the End of January

S&P 500 with Planetary Price Lines

This is a trading chart that I’ll be sharing with Michael Yorba’s listeners later today when I’m interviewed on his Traders Network show.

The interview is scheduled to get started at 2:15 p.m. Central Standard Time (3:15 p.m. Eastern) – you can connect with it online at http://www.yorba.tv/radio.

The planetary price lines for Uranus, Venus, Pluto, and Jupiter shown on this chart of daily price bars for the S&P 500 can help us visualize the way that the power of cosmic forces will be combining to create a potential inflection point for the markets on January 30-31, 2014.

The important thing to note about Venus is that it has been in retrograde motion (with the green line representing this planet moving downward through the chart) since December 21; it will resume direct motion on January 31. Note that as Venus changes direction it activates the midpoint of the Uranus and Pluto price lines– the Uranus/Pluto waxing square has been in play since 2012, and it will continue to be a dominant influence on social behavior and market action through the middle of 2015. With this activation by Venus at its Direct Station, we can expect the tension-provoking energy of the Uranus/Pluto square to come to the forefront.

The crossing point of the lines for Jupiter and Pluto is also noteworthy; it signifies a Jupiter/Pluto opposition, also on January 31. This activates a Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto T-Square configuration that signals a sudden shift in circumstances, creating a major opportunity for savvy astro-traders.

While these factors by themselves would be enough to get our attention, they get a lot of extra help from other planetary action, including an activation of the November Solar Eclipse on January 29, the New Moon syzygy on January 30, and the ingress of Mercury into Pisces on January 31.

In short, the January 30-31 period will be a key time for us to watch for significant trend reversals in all markets. With this much action going on, the potential for outstanding trading profits from appropriate short-term positions is definitely worth paying attention to!

If you’d like more information on astro-trading market insights, be sure to check our latest free online videos at http://bit.ly/ATIdvd

The Moon, Emotions, & The Markets

I got a great view of the Full Moon earlier this evening when I went out on the terrace overlooking the Manatee River.

Looking at the Moon is always a calming, almost hypnotic experience for me. I connect first at a visceral level, and then after a few minutes the more cerebral stuff kicks in– thoughts about rhythms and cycles, amazement at the physical and emotional impact of the gravitational pull, and a little pondering about the potential effect on the markets.

It’s my own personal antidote for Full Moon Madness, I guess.

And, as I pointed out earlier this week in the current issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter, this particular Full Moon is especially powerful because it’s also a lunar syzygy, with the Moon at apogee as well.

That added intensity, plus some additional planetary factors at work, suggests that we could see an important response in the markets during the next couple of days, most likely in the form of price consolidation.

We’ll have to wait and see how things actually play out in the markets, of course, and respond accordingly in ways that are congruent with our overall astro-trading strategies.

But for now, at least, I’m just going to enjoy looking at the Full Moon one more time tonight.

SuperMoon Fact and Fiction

During the past few days I’ve been getting all kinds of questions about this weekend’s SuperMoon. Some of them have been pretty amazing:

“Isn’t this an extremely rare event, one that only happens about every 80 to 100 years?”

“Since the Moon is coming so dangerously close to Earth, couldn’t the SuperMoon disturb Earth’s orbit enough to send it closer to the Sun, speeding up global warming and creating a real climate crisis?”

“Isn’t this weird appearance of a SuperMoon really a Divine warning that the End Times are near?”

In each case, the answers are no, no, and no.

Here are the facts.

We get a SuperMoon any time there’s a syzygy (a New Moon or a Full Moon) near a lunar perigee, which is the point in the Moon’s regular cycle when it is closest to the Earth.

There’s a lunar perigee once each month, as well as a New Moon and a Full Moon, but not every month has a SuperMoon. Even so, SuperMoons aren’t all that rare– we typically get four or five of them during the course of a year.

In 2013 there are three SuperMoons: on May 25, on June 23, and on July 22.

With a Full Moon SuperMoon, like the one this weekend, watching the Full Moon can be pretty spectacular, especially when it’s rising in the East as the Sun is setting. It’s a great time for mood music and romance, and the SuperMoon can bring extremes in the high tides at the beach.

There are times, too, when SuperMoons have coincided with seismic events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, as well as with big market moves. But by itself a SuperMoon isn’t an adequate predictor of major events– it must be seen in the context of the other astrological dynamics taking place when it occurs.

And that’s exactly why we’re watching this weekend’s SuperMoon with paricular interest. It comes hot on the heels of last week’s Sun/Jupiter conjunction and the Summer Solstice, and its effect carries us into the Jupiter cafdinal ingress, the Mercury retrograde station, and the Zeus direct station during the week ahead.

With or without a SuperMoon, this is a very challenging time for the markets, but at the very least the intensifying effect of the SuperMoon is sure to make our work as astro-traders a lot more interesting!

Super Moon Rising

Right now I’m sitting on the upstairs balcony of my penthouse condo, listening to the traffic on the bridge nearby and the growl of the jet-skis below me as they make their final frantic passes through the water before heading for shore as darkness sets in.

And, of course, there’s a stunningly gorgeous orange Moon rising above the Manatee River, full and at perigee– a Super Moon for sure!

This extra-intense lunar alignment definitely added to the size of the pull-back we saw in the stock market yesterday, and I honestly wouldn’t be surprised to see it influencing the market action on Monday as well.

But this powerful Full Moon is just one of the cosmic factors that astro-traders need to keep an eye on during the coming weeks. In fact, I reviewed a whole series of the phenomena we’ll be watching during my conversation with Michael Yorba yesterday on his Traders Network radio show.

I also posted this trading chart on Michael’s social network page:
You can listen to the whole interview from yesterday’s show here:

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By the way, during the interview I told Michael that “Super Moon” was not a term used by astronomers or astrologers, but was just something the media made up.

I was wrong.

As Roberto Garcia, one of our active Gold-Plus Elite members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, so kindly reminded me after the interview, the term “Super Moon” was coined a few years back by astrologer Richard Nolle. I had forgotten that!

My apologies to Richard, who has done some extraordinary work on lunar cycles and other phenomena. Take a look at his Table of 21st Century Super Moon Alignments to see for yourself!