We’re getting ready to launch a new Transneptunian program.
This new service is the result of ongoing requests from readers and subscribers.
Many of them seem particularly intrigued (or confused) by the Transneptunian Factors and their role in astro-trading.
Over the years, we’ve dealt with such questions on a case-by-case basis. I’ve posted on this blog, written articles, conducted webinars, and had lots of one-on-discussions, on Skype, via telephone, or in person.
For example, we’ve done some extensive studies of the role of the Sun and Kronos in tracking the trading action for Gold.
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.
Like the other transneptunian factors, First-Trade Vulcanus can be worrisome.
But there are times when these so-called “hypothetical” planets give us valuable information as astrologers and astro-traders.
This is true even though they may not have been sighted with telescopes yet.
It’s true even though they may be widely ignored in conventional astrological textbooks.
They clearly define power points and hot zones when we add them to our astrological calculations.
They provide important perspectives when we include them in our horoscope charts.
A Practical Example
For example, consider the transneptunian factor Vulcanus more closely. It takes 663 years to make a complete passage through the zodiac.
It covers about the same amount of celestial territory in a year that Mars covers in a day.
In short, Vulcanus is slow from our earth-bound perspective. But it’s very important for us as astro-traders.
First-Trade Vulcanus As A Sensitive Point
If we look at Vulcanus as a sensitive point in a First-Trade horoscope, and then watch the impact of transiting planets aspecting that sensitive point, we can get critical insights.
We are often likely to see First-Trade Vulcanus lending its enormous power to a profitable move in the markets.
In a recent trade of Mattson Technology, for example, an aspect from transiting Uranus to the MTSN First-Trade Vulcanus opened up a big rally. Prior to that, the stock that had been struggling to come off a trading bottom.
The result was a profit of nearly 10 percent in just 25 trading days.
A return like that makes a big difference. It’s quite clear that it’s worth the extra effort to include all eight transneptunian factors in our charts.
They can turbo-charge the results of our astro-trading.
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.
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.
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.
Astro-Trading & Financial Astrology Insights from Tim Bost