Not to mention the Mercury retrograde return on Pearl Harbor Day.
These are all key events likely to impact the markets in the coming weeks.
Here’s the full video recording of our conversation:
As I noted above, Bayer’s work is well worth studying if you want to master astro-trading.
He understood that forecasts can be made quite successfully by using repeating cycles of what happened previously.
That’s one of the keys to astro-trading.
Here are a couple of Bayer’s comments about astrology and the markets:
“An egg is our number 0, the beginning of all things. Just check an astronomical ephemeris and see how often important movements begin in all sorts of stocks or commodities when a planet reaches the ‘egg’ in declination or latitude, or even in longitude!”
“At the time a planet is within [the halo of the Sun] I have found that such a planet is useless and has little or no effect; but on either side of the halo, it again has its effect upon human beings as well as on stocks or commodities that it is present. The halo of the Sun is measured in degrees on each side of the sun (about 10 degrees).”
By the way, Larry Pesavento also mentions Bayer’s contributions in some of his books on trading techniques. Larry, like George Bayer, is an inspiration himself!
Today is the Winter Solstice, with the Sun entering the sign of Capricorn for important market signals – and a source of solstice spirituality.
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.
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.
I had an opportunity to share my equinox forecast during a great interview yesterday with Larry Pesavento on his “Trade What You See” radio show on TFNN.
As with any major pivot point in the markets, a calendar-based equinox forecast is not just about a specific date (although that’s certainly important).
As we look ahead with this equinox forecast, we’re much more concerned about the specific astrological alignments that can trigger significant market movements.
In this case, that’s the upcoming Cardinal Ingress just a few days from now – the movement of the Sun into the zodiacal sign of Libra.
What W. D. Gann Saw In An Equinox Forecast
This key passage into Libra is the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, marking the first day of Spring.
It’s an event that W. D. Gann paid a lot of attention to. He knew just how significant it can be in triggering key turning points in the overall market environment. It also impacts specific trade set-ups as well.
In fact, Gann gave special attention to all four Cardinal Ingresses each year – not only in his published forecasts and work for his private clients, but also in his own chart work and personal assessments of emerging market trends.
From an astrological perspective, however, not all solstices are created equal.
They are all important turning points, of course. But in each case, we can examine the planetary impact of the solar alignment at the time of the solstice.
And that’s where we start to find challenges associated with this current solstice.
It does appear to be an ominous solstice, indeed.
Consider the position of the solstice itself.
By definition, it’s on the cardinal axis, at 0 degrees Aries and its fourth-harmonic equivalents.
But today’s solstice does more than that.
It also activates Venus in the eighth harmonic.
And even more importantly, it’s exactly aligned with the transiting Saturn/Hades midpoint.
That alignment alone is enough to make this an ominous solstice.
Just note what Alfred Witte had to say about the Saturn/Hades combination in his classic book on Rules for Planetary Pictures. He said it indicated:
“Poverty. Hard luck. To be separated through accidents, or unemployment. Melancholy. Trouble. Sadness. The alien. Refugees. Serious obstacles. Severe sickness or unemployment of long duration. Enemies. Enmity. Serious loss. Prison. Epidemics. Illness restrictions. Ugly habits. Matters that are either put off or never finished. To be impoverished by sickness. Isolation through sickness. Damages to the crops.”
There’s certainly not much cause for optimism in that description!
But we can refine our understanding of what we can expect in the aftermath of this ominous solstice if we consider each of the activations of that Saturn/Hades midpoint.
The eighth-harmonic Venus trigger of the Saturn/Hades midpoint at the time of the solstice is an indication of poverty, filth, illicit unions, and dirty alliances. It’s associated with premature births, miscarriages, and serious abdominal diseases. Personal interactions connected with this planetary picture can range from ineffective service to extremely unpleasant associations with vulgar or unscrupulous people.
The Aries Point Trigger
With the alignment of the Saturn/Hades midpoint along the cardinal axis of the zodiac, there’s an emphasis on the likelihood of plagues, epidemics and famine in the months following the solstice. The resulting loss of life can be so devastating that it could become difficult to identify the dead. Strangers, fugitives and refugees are in the spotlight. There’s a big potential for massive job layoffs and an increase in unemployment.
The Role of the Sun
The solar activation of the Saturn/Hades midpoint signals the potential for physical frailty and illness for prominent men in key positions. There’s also the possibility for grief and losses through rejection, a sudden loss of position, or arrest and imprisonment.
In the aggregate, then, this ominous solstice represents the potential for a major challenge to established political structures, to community consciousness, and to the general welfare of the world’s populations.
If we want to cling to high-minded ideas and lofty ideals in an effort to articulate a new state of consciousness in social structures and geopolitical opportunities, we need to prepare ourselves.
This ominous solstice is stern reminder of the serious work that lies ahead.
We had been looking to this transneptunian planet to amplify the impact of the Spring Equinox.
The equinox, of course, as we’ve often pointed out, is a key event in W. D. Gann’s reckoning. Over the years, it has proven quite reliable in signaling market turns.
As we approached this key date, we alerted our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com to be cautious.
An End To The Trump Rally
And, as we pointed out in a recent post, Gann was certainly proven right earlier this week. Stock prices plunged, right on schedule.
It brought an abrupt end to the Trump Rally. But the plunge in prices didn’t stop with the equinox effect.
Kronos made sure of that!
We highlighted the Kronos potential in this week’s newsletter. It was published prior to the equinox, by the way.
Here’s what we shared with our readers then:
As we move into the trading week just ahead, we not only have the key Gann signal of the equinox on March 20, but also a direct station by the transneptunian factor Kronos on March 23. This powerful outer planet phenomenon could reinforce the equinox impact, especially if we see a correction getting underway.
Kronos is associated with great heights, both literally and metaphorically. It’s the best of the best, the top of the skyscraper, and the person in charge. It’s also connected with trading tops. So when Kronos changes direction, we need to be alert for potential changes in market direction. too. While Kronos direct stations can often interrupt a rally with a brief period of declining prices or trading congestion, they don’t necessarily bring extreme bearishness.
In this case, however, the Kronos direct station may be especially disruptive. The station activates both the Aries/Mercury and Aries/Zeus midpoints. There are thus likely to be far-reaching communications that trigger wars or other hostilities, in spite of efforts by some leaders to mend fences and promote harmony and community (Jupiter/Cupido).
The Kronos trigger of the Chiron/Uranus midpoint is also significant. It suggests that while market disruption can be challenging, chaos can also offer potentially profitable opportunities to savvy astro-traders!
Kronos Effects In and Out of the Markets
The triggering of hostilities was evident, of course – not only in the streets of London, but also in the halls of Congress.
But for astro-traders, the Kronos station was even more interesting.
As this chart for the S&P 500 shows, stocks had been trying to push higher on Thursday. Following a mid-day sell-off, the index was still in positive territory for the day. A second price surge was underway, but trading was getting a little congested.
That’s when the Kronos station hit, about an hour and a half before the closing bell. It not only put an end to the renewed bullishness; it drove prices even lower. The index finished the day with a net loss, followed by another down day on Friday.
A Transneptunian Webinar
The timing of this planetary station couldn’t have been better.
Following Thursday’s market close, I had just enough time to grab a screen shot of the day’s trading action. I added it to my slides for a webinar that was starting an hour after the closing bell.
As it turned out, there were a total of 112 slides for this presentation. It was pretty massive!
The webinar provided detailed information about all eight transneptunian factors. It highlighted specific trading and market analysis strategies to enhance trading with transneptunian timing.
We also got great questions and comments from the webinar participants.
We recorded the entire webinar session on “How You Can Win With Transneptunian Market Timing” – including the questions and answers at the end.
The video of the event is a full 110 minutes. It’s packed with detailed information, trading charts, and a whole lot more.
It also includes a give-away of a free 161-page trading publication (you get the download link along with the webinar recording).
If you’re interested in the power of the transneptunians in astro-trading – or even if you’re just looking for an extra edge in your market timing – I highly recommend that you check out this in-depth training.
As I’ve been reminding my students and our members here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, W. D. Gann identified the equinox as a particularly sensitive time for the markets.
We talked about it at length during our March 1 webinar for our Gold-Plus Elite members – they’re the group of astro-traders who get regular guidance about current trading strategies.
We meet for regular forecast webinars, and share a weekly conference call to discuss the specific stock picks and market timing for optimum trading results.
Staying Tuned In To Gann
I’ve been making sure that this group has been tuned in to the important Gann date.
We also ran a cover story in the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter on March 12. It focuses specifically on W. D. Gann and the importance of the upcoming equinox.
“Keep your powder dry!” we advised our readers.
“Our back-testing of the past 34 years of market history shows this equinox typically triggering a short-term pull-back or consolidation in the S&P, followed by an aggressive rally,” we noted. “This year, however, we may see a sharper decline in stock prices just after the equinox.”
The Equinox Results
The equinox was yesterday, on March 20.
And, just as we expected, the selling pressure in the market started then – right on schedule.
The sell-off accelerated today, just in case there was any question about the validity of Gann’s approach.
How much did it sell off?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 237.85 points, off 1.14% for the day.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 29.45, for a decline today of 1.24%.
It was clearly a big enough drop to command attention. It also called the Trump Rally into question.
And with a Kronos station coming up later this week, there may be even more selling ahead.
Once again, we’re all reminded of just how important Gann and his innovative insights are for us in our astro-trading today!