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Market Correction Conversation

It’s time for a market correction.

That’s what we began to understand a few days ago.

We were looking at the potential impact of the Zeus retrograde station.

It clearly suggested that we were about to see a definitive trading top.

And as a top became more clearly expressed in the trading action this week, we began to see the bigger picture.

A market correction is on the way.

Defining A Market Correction

So what’s a market correction?

In a general sense, it’s a major price pull-back from a market that’s been in an extended rally.

Prices head lower.

But the question is, how much lower?

Loosely speaking a market correction is a move to the downside that’s big enough to get your attention.

It’s big enough to make you feel pretty uncomfortable, especially if you’re holding long positions in the market, and are hoping that higher prices are ahead instead.

But according to some respected market technicians, a market correction should be much more precisely defined.

To qualify, a sell-off in the market has to bring a move to the downside of at least 10 percent, measuring from its most recent peak.

10 PERCENT MARKET CORRECTION

Under the current circumstances, that “most recent peak” was the all-time record high for the S&P 500, at 3337.77, which was set intraday on Wednesday, January 22.

That means that a real market correction now would be a drop of 333.78, for an ultimate price target of 3003.99.

Is A Correction On The Way?

A drop of 333.78 points is a pretty big move, whether or not a Zeus retrograde station is involved.

But even so, it’s entirely possible.

In fact, during the trading action on Friday the S&P 500 gave up 44 points during the course of the trading day, and then closed at 3295.47, off more than 30 points for the session.

That big plunge took place just after I had joined Larry Pesavento for conversation about the potential for a correction in equities.

We got together on his Trade What You See program on TFNN.

Astro-Cycles 2020 January-March
Transneptunian factors mark key turning points in the projections for astro-cycles in the first quarter of 2020.

During our chat we discussed this astro-cycle chart that I had featured on page 1 of a recent Financial Cycles Weekly newsletter.

It highlights the potential power of transneptunian stations in setting up a potential correction between now and the middle of February, with a likely rebound after that.

And as is usually the case, Larry seemed particularly intrigued by the influence of the transneptunians. He shared a great story about encountering them with Bill Meridian and Alphee Lavoie in Singapore.

Our conversation was brief; you can hear it all in this video from Larry’s show:

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Zeus Retrograde Triggers Potential Trading Top

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.

Zeus Retrograde 2020
The January 20, 2020 Zeus Retrograde Station on the 90-degree dial.

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.

That kind of struggle is clearly being reflected in the current impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

As we’ve noted earlier, the public political wrangling has very broad implications, in and out of the markets.

No matter what the ultimate outcome is, the ongoing turmoil is likely to a real impact on the markets.

 

 

Jupiter & Apollon Bring 62 Stock Market Trading Tips

The moment is almost upon us.

Jupiter and Apollon are lining up for their big waning square tomorrow, with Jupiter at 28 degrees of Cancer and Apollon at 28 degrees of Libra.

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This waning square, which comes just a couple of hours after the NYSE closing bell on Thursday, July 10, is a powerful and important event, and we want to be sure that we take it into consideration as we review the potential for a significant stock market trading top this month. (If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to visit http://vibrationcode.com/timetop right away to get your copy of the new report on “How To Time The Next Market Trading Top“).

When it’s set for New York, the horoscope for this event is loaded with stress. We’re approaching a big Full Moon this weekend, and at the time of the Jupiter/Apollon square the Moon is just rising as it applies to an opposition with Mercury. Note as well the tight alignment of the Uranus/Zeus opposition with the meridian axis in the chart.

Our back-testing of this aspect with the S&P 500 shows it to be extremely bearish– that index has declined about 78% of the time after previous such alignments.

But even though this planetary configuration may help define a major trading top, it doesn’t mean that the Jupiter/Apollon alignment on July 10 will necessarily coincide with the precise date that the market turns.

We may not see the top in the S&P on Thursday or even Friday, since there are other transiting factors at work – you’ll find more details in the current issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter. (If you’re not a member getting this newsletter each week in your email inbox, you can get a free copy of this critical issue, which gives the exact dates that we’re watching for potential activating triggers to the Jupiter/Apollon action – just CLICK HERE.)

But here’s the good part.

Even though this can be a very treacherous time in the markets, it’s also a time of very big opportunity (the two usually go together, don’t they?).

As we’ve been approaching this event, I’ve been looking into the specific stocks and industry groups that are most likely to be impacted by the Jupiter/Apollon waning square.

The result is a 23-page report on the “62 Stocks To Watch at the Jupiter-Apollon Alignment“. It not only lists the specific equities to consider trading at this time and highlights many of them with transit charts that show the specific impact of this big planetary alignment; it also provides a lot of detail on just why this big planetary line-up is so important.

62 STOCKS COVER

This new report is available now as an instant download – you can get it at:

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Video Review of S&P Stock Market Trading

As I’ve been putting the finishing touches on the new report on “How To Time The Next Market Trading Top” (it’s scheduled for release on June 30), I’ve had a chance to review our most recent forecast of resistance for the S&P 500 based on planetary factors and harmonic configurations.

The results have been pretty impressive for getting improved returns from your stock market trading, especially since the S&P was up during the trading day today, but still closed below our 1964 resistance point.

I’ve just posted a video that reviews the action, from the date that I first put the forecast together through the market close today:

By the way, if you haven’t gotten on the Early Bird list for the new publication on “How To Time The Next Market Trading Top” you can do so now at:

http://vibrationcode.com/timetop

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 Forecasts & Astrological Observations

I always appreciate our readers who take time to leave comments and suggestions when they connect with the posts on this blog.

There are many times when their comments get right to the point, expressing key concepts that I’ve been grappling with or adding some much-needed clarity and conciseness to our discussions of the role that planetary factors play in stock market trading.

But there are also times when our readers seem to get a little bit confused.

There are some occasions when they may be looking for market forecasts or astro-trading predictions about specific market directions, and then express their frustration that we sometimes look at market astrology in retrospect, rather than devoting all of our attention to dazzling market previews that provide precise price and time information ahead of schedule.

At other times they share complaints that the information we share is too vague or imprecise. For example, when we pointed out that Monday’s Neptune retrograde station coincided with 1951.03 in the S&P, it provoked some disagreement.

On the following trading day, when the S&P hit an intra-day high of 1950.79, we took it as a confirmation that Neptune was making its influence felt in the markets, but some of our readers seemed to think that this 0.24 point discrepancy was a demonstration of the fact that astro-trading techniques don’t work.

The fact that the Neptune station had actually nailed a trading top was confirmed in yesterday’s trading, of course, with equity prices pulling back and the S&P dropping to close at 1943.89. But even so, it didn’t signify an accurate forecast on my part— because I hadn’t specifically forecast a trading top with the Neptune station at all!

While I had repeatedly written and commented about the Neptune station in the weeks leading up to the event, and while I had pointed out that this particular planetary phenomenon has a back-tested track record for general bearishness, I didn’t really present that information as a prediction or market forecast.

Instead, I was trying to encourage our readers and other traders to watch the market reactions to the Neptune station– and that’s exactly what we were doing here when we observed the Neptune station price level in the S&P turning into firm resistance and establishing a trading top.

Don’t get me wrong– I do enjoy making market forecasts based on planetary phenomena, and I’m especially happy when those forecasts turn out to be accurate. But I also find it worthwhile just to step back and observe what’s going on in the markets from time to time, using those opportunities to learn a little more about the amazing correlations between cosmic cycles and the dynamics of stock market trading.

A New Look at the Venus Stock Market Trading Top

During my interview with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show yesterday, we had a chance to talk about the role that Venus has been playing in defining price levels for this week’s stock market trading top.

In our previous conversation I had identified Venus-based price resistance as potentially stopping the advance in the S&P 500 at 1903.35, based on the work I had done using techniques developed by W. D. Gann to analyze the Venus/Pluto waxing square on May 14. (You’ll find more details on that forecast on my May 8 Blog Post.)

As it turned out, however, the exact time for the stock market trading top was at 10:44 Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 13, with the S&P turning at 1902.17 instead.

S&P 500 Stock Market Trading at Venus Top
A look at the one-minute price bars for the S&P 500 shows the way that planetary price action can influence stock market trading opportunities. The trading top came at 10:44 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

When Michael and I discussed this yesterday, he was quick to praise the accuracy of my forecast, and I talked about the role that the upcoming Mars station is already playing in speeding up some of the planetary phenomena that we’re looking at as potential movers of the price action in stock market trading right now.

After the radio interview, however, I did some more thinking about what had happened in the markets earlier in the week.

Why had the resistance point been hit on Tuesday instead of Wednesday?

And why was the top at 1902 instead of 1903? I was a little puzzled.

Then it dawned on me.

Venus moves pretty fast, so on May 13 it wasn’t yet in a position that corresponded with 1903 in the S&P!

I took a look at the horoscope for the actual trading top, and calculated the S&P price level that corresponded with the position of Venus when the stock market trading top occurred:

Venus Position at Trading Top
The red arrow here points to the position of Venus at the precise time that the action in stock market trading with the S&P 500 hit its high of 1902.17 (the exact Venus location corresponded to 1902.05).

Obviously, 1902.05 is a lot closer to 1902.17 than 1903.35 is– so close, in fact, that it unequivocally confirms the role Venus has been playing in articulating active price resistance this week.

But what was Venus doing that made the market turn on May 13 instead of May 14?

The 90-degree dial for the stock market trading top answered that question fast:

Venus Trading Top 90-degree Dial
The position of Venus (at the red pointer) on the 90-degree dial for the moment of the trading top in stock market trading on May 13, 2014 shows its activation of the Mars/Zeus midpoint (indicating decision action and a technical turning point) and the Jupiter/Kronos midpoint (growth to the highest possible level) – a combination that clearly signals the potential for a trading top at that time, with Venus defining the exact price level.

This unique combination of midpoint structures provides a startling definition of a trading top. And these specific planetary signals also gave us a dramatic reminder of just how important it is for us to use transneptunian factors like Zeus and Kronos in our astro-trading forecasts!

The bottom line here is this– not all of our forecasts are correct, but when they miss the mark (even very slightly), it’s sometimes worth the extra effort to take another look to see what we can learn in retrospect.

That’s how the art and science of astro-trading keep moving ahead!

By the way, if you missed hearing the interview with Michael Yorba yesterday, you can listen to it right here:


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Will Venus Help Define A Stock Market Top Next Week?

All the drama of the Stock Market Collision Course, the Cardinal Grand Cross, and the April Solar Eclipse is behind us now.

Or is it?

Astrological events and planetary patterns set up resonant fields that can have long-term effects on the markets, and those effects are often most visible when transiting planets trigger those resonant fields.

For example, for the past couple of months we’ve been watching the influence of the Grand Cross in Cardinal zodiac signs, with Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto and Zeus and the key factors. Their interaction has helped define some important areas of support and resistance, as this trading chart for the S&P illustrates:

That exact alignment was at its peak on April 21-23, and since then its effect has been substantially diminished. But during the week just ahead of us, transiting Venus will be setting off each of these planets in turn, effectively “translating” the Grand Cross alignment into the current trading environment.

We’re looking for this Venus action to bring some bullish energy to the market mix, which could help set the stage for a trading top around the time of the Mars Direct Station on May 19, followed by declining prices as we move into the closing days of May.

A Chat with Yorba about the Market’s Collision Course

I had a great time chatting with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show yesterday afternoon just before the closing bell.

During our interview, he wanted to know about the string of astrological dynamics that are set to slam the markets during the coming weeks, with a special push toward a potential trend reversal as we finish up February and move into March, with Mercury retrograde ending and Mars retrograde getting started.

It was an especially appropriate topic, since the S&P 500 closed yesterday at 1854.29, a new all-time record high for that index, dramatically setting the stage for a trading top as the aggressive planetary factors come into play.

Jupiter-Uranus Waxing Square impact on S&P-500, NASDAQ, Dow Industrials and VIX

I also posted this collection of charts on Yorba’s social media page, illustrating the effects of the Jupiter/Uranus waxing square on the S&P 500, the NASDAQ Composite, the Dow Industrials, and the VIX. On each chart, the center vertical zero point is the exact date of the Jupiter/Uranus aspect, with the graph showing the average percentage of price movement for 30 days before and 30 days after the date of the planetary alignment.

By the way, the webinar I mentioned during the interview is now available as a recorded online video to view at your convenience — I got it posted on this blog last night, so you can see it right away at http://wp.me/p1VnSz-ky

You can listen to the full 10-minute interview with Michael Yorba from yesterday’s show on the Traders Network right here:

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You’ll also want to check out the new report on The Stock Market Collision Course — it provides detailed information about the historical impact of the cycle of Jupiter/Uranus waxing squares, and also features 50 horoscopes and trading charts as well as a detailed listing of the key planetary dynamics that we expect to move the markets in the immediate future. You can download a copy at http://bit.ly/ATsmcc or just CLICK HERE.