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Solstice Spirituality

Today is the Winter Solstice, with the Sun entering the sign of Capricorn for important market signals – and a source of solstice spirituality.

Solstice Spirituality In Chart
The Capricorn Ingress at the Winter Solstice as shown on the 90-degree horoscope dial.

The solstices and the equinoxes were extremely important to the pioneering astro-trader W. D. Gann, who focused on them as potential turning points in market activity.

They’re still worth tracking today as important market indicators.

And, with the U.S. equities markets currently in a dizzying downturn, we have every right to focus on the solar Capricorn ingress at this solstice as a potential setup for a trading bottom.

Back-testing the S&P 500 Index at the Winter Solstce.

Based on our back-testing of the S&P Index performance at previous solar ingresses into Capricorn, we actually anticipated a trend reversal at the end of last week. We were looking for the pre-solstice energy kicking off an early start to a Santa Claus rally.

No such luck.

What we’ve seen instead is a week of persistent bearishness. Stock trading this month is shaping up to be the worst December since the Great Depression.

High-End Rainmaker Clients

As is normal for this time of the year, I’ve been spending extra time with my high-end clients.

These are the rainmaker clients who rely on regular coaching and consulting sessions to draw on my years of experience as they work to create more profitable and rewarding businesses. We develop unique strategies based on their specific goals and visions, so they get an enormous pay-off from our regular times together.

Around the end of the year, we naturally focus on the upcoming year ahead. We explore the actions that have the greatest probability of bringing them outstanding business results.

By the way, it was just that kind of engagement that led me to put together a brief report on Three Key Strategies For Business Success in 2019. The approaches it explores are especially appropriate for purpose-driven business and enlightened entrepreneurs, especially in the light of solstice spirituality. It’s available as a free download HERE.

My connection with my personal clients is tremendously rewarding for us both.

We get to share important insights. I provide major decision-making support services. We also typically have a lot of fun together as we toward more profitability and higher consciousness in their businesses.

And that’s not all.

A Link To Solstice Spirituality

For example, I got a WhatsApp message earlier today.

As a seasonal observation, one of those high-end rainmaker clients sent me a special greeting and a link to a recording of Manly Palmer Hall.  It got me focused on solstice spirituality.

As it turned out, that was exactly where my head needed to go today in the midst of market trepidation and geopolitical turbulence. So I want to give a special shout-out and word of thanks to Mikel for sharing that today.

Manly P. Hall, by the way, has long been a source of major inspiration for me both personally and professionally.

As the founder of the Philosophical Research Society, he contributed many amazing books and monographs  during his lifetime (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) that explored classical philosophy, ancient civilizations, world religions, and esoteric traditions ancient and modern. He was perhaps best known for his mammoth volume on The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

The recording, appropriately enough, is of a lecture that Manly P. Hall gave more than 30 years ago on the Winter Solstice.

It shares a lot of esoteric and astrological wisdom. As a source of solstice spirituality, it’s well worth listening to.

Check it out here:

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.

Planetary Shifts and Stock Market Trading

Mercury goes into retrograde motion today, and on Monday Neptune will do the same.

This combination of planets changing direction creates a strong possibility for a change in trend direction for stock market trading, currencies, and precious metals as well.

That’s what I discussed with Michael Yorba when I was a guest on his Traders Network radio program earlier this week. We also had a chance to talk about some of the emotional and psychological implications of the planetary stations we’re confronting now– an important consideration for informed astro-traders who want to make money in the markets!

You can hear the full radio interview here:


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If you’d like to get more details on Mercury cycles in the markets, be sure to read Mercury, Money and the Markets. You can get a copy at Amazon.com or direct from the publisher at http://bit.ly/MercuryBook

Stock Market Trading and Currency Trends with Neptune Going Retrograde Next Week

With Mercury going retrograde this weekend and Neptune going retrograde next Monday, we’re moving into a time when there’s a higher probability of trend reversals in the markets, whether we’re involved in stock market trading or in futures speculation. Both of these planetary stations also have the potential for adding confusion and uncertainty to the market analysis and trading process, so this is an especially appropriate time for extra caution in executing trades. While Neptune stations can move the markets in equities, energy, precious metals, and currencies, the specific impacts are not always consistent. That doesn’t mean, however, that we shouldn’t take Monday’s Neptune retrograde station into consideration as a possible timing factor for astro-trading. This chart for the U.S. Dollar Index illustrates the kind of impact that Neptune retrograde stations can have:

Even if you’re not a FOREX trader, this can be valuable information. Our research shows that Neptune retrograde stations coincide with isolated highs in the U.S. Dollar Index (within 3 weekly price bars) about 63% of the time, with clear reversals from an uptrend into a downtrend about 37% of the time (compared with trend reversals to the upside about 26% of the time and no trend reversals at all roughly 32% of the time).

How W. D. Gann Picked A Date For Market Profits

The Spring Equinox will be here on March 20, bringing the possibility of a big inflection point in the markets.

Equities usually react pretty bearishly to the Equinox, at least for the short term. There’s a big price dip for a day or two, as the high-energy impact of the Sun’s passage into Aries makes itself felt in interpersonal emotions and on the trading floor.

Then things begin to settle down.

They settle down and then often start to look so rosy that we actually see a bit of bullishness invading the market environment!

When I observed this phenomenon, it inspired me to take another look at some of W. D. Gann’s ideas, which soon confirmed that I was on the right track in following the planetary influence on the markets.

But I didn’t stop there.

I came up with a hypothetical trading plan based on the Spring Equinox, and then did extensive back-testing to see if that approach — a “14-Day Spring Equinox Trading Strategy” — would actually hold up under pressure.

The results were pretty amazing, which is why I recorded this video about the project:

In spite of the fact that it can sometimes be a little challenging to understand and apply, W. D. Gann’s work is always worth paying attention to. For example, I was just reviewing the brief report I did a couple of years ago, W. D. Gann on Natural Trend Change Dates in Daily Market Movements, and seeing how accurate his simple method proves to be. Interesting stuff!

 

Key Dates to Watch in June

I was featured as a guest yesterday afternoon on Michael Yorba’s Traders Network radio show, and during the interview we had a chance to chat about emerging market trends, precious metals, and a specific equities play that we’re currently tracking.

Along the way, I identified three key dates in June that offer some potential for big shifts in the market dynamic, at least as seen from the astrological perspective.

One of them is coming up later this week, and the other two occur during the final third of the month.

And as always, our conversation was a lot of fun!

You can listen to it here:

 

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Ready for a Change of Seasons

The Spring Equinox is here, and with it an opportunity to create some new beginnings in our lives.

This event also brings the potential for some important trend changes in the markets as well, so we’ll be keeping a careful watch on market conditions during the next several days.

Some of that potentially profitable information comes directly from W. D. Gann, which means that it can be very reliable as an astro-indicator as we engage in changing trends and fresh possibilites.

For more details, read my recent article at Financial CyclesWeekly.com– it includes a horoscope for the Spring Equinox as well. Go to:

http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/public/Whats-Ahead-for-the-Markets-as-We-Begin-the-Gann-New-Year.cfm