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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.

 

 

Presidential Election Deception?

What have you heard lately about the presidential election?

Probably a lot.

The news media have been ignoring lots of significant world events lately.

They’ve been choosing instead to devote boundless attention to the U.S. presidential election circus.

And what a circus it is!

The never-ending stream of Republican debates.

Primaries and caucuses.

The latest attack ads and dirty tricks.

And, of course, the latest antics from Donald Trump.

Who Will Win The Presidential Election?

That’s the most popular question, needless to say.

But asking it now is at least a little bit premature.

After all, the voting for the presidential election isn’t soon. It’s still more than eight months away.

The major parties haven’t finalized their nominees yet.

But forecasting is what astrologers are supposed to do.

So let’s review a couple of astrological approaches to figuring out presidential election outcomes.

Astrological Approaches To A Presidential Election

There is, of course, the date of the presidential election itself.

This year it will be on November 8.

We can study the planetary positions for that day, and get some sense of the alignments that may impact the presidential election results.

But the challenge is, the polls are open for a presidential election in the U.S. for many hours. The voting results span many time zones.

That makes it difficult to pinpoint accurate astrological charts to use in forecasting.

A more direct approach, one that is preferred by many excellent mundane astrologers, is to use the time of the presidential inauguration.

By law that’s set for noon on January 20 following the outcome of the presidential election.

A comparison of that inauguration horoscope with the natal charts of presidential contenders often yields useful information.

The Aries New Year and The Presidential Election

There is, however, one additional consideration worth looking at.

It’s the New Year’s horoscope.

In this case, we’re not looking at January 1.

Instead, it’s the astrological New Year, the time that the Sun goes into Aries.

That’s the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere.

It’s the Fall Equinox down under.

When we set that Aries ingress chart for Washington, D.C., we get an annual figure to use in forecasting the entire year ahead for the U.S.

That includes the presidential election.

To do so, it’s helpful to use the 90-degree dial favored by symmetrical astrologers.

presidential election axis at the equinox
The annual horoscope, set for the Aries equinox, highlights the potential for the presidential election when we examine the Node/Zeus axis.

On the dial, we can adjust the pointer to identify the axis of the True Lunar Node and the transneptunian factor Zeus.

This Node/Zeus combination is the astrological signature of cooperative actions in general, and of elections in particular.

And, as the 2016 equinox dial reveals, that Node/Zeus axis is potent.

It resonates strongly with the Pluto/Chiron midpoint (problems and embarrassment created by big money and excessive power) and the Neptune/Vulcanus midpoint (large-scale deceptions and disappointments, plus significant loss of power).

It’s fair to say, then, that we can expect gut-wrenching experiences as we move through the presidential election cycle throughout 2016.

There’s obviously much at stake here.

This presidential election has the potential for shaking up conventional political and governmental structures in some very big ways.

Steps Along The Way

We’ll wait to speculate about the winner of the 2016 presidential election. The right time is after the major political parties have selected their nominees.

And we’ll review the election results when they come in.

But in the meantime, we can use the Node/Zeus midpoint in the Aries equinox chart as a key tool.

It’s an indicator of the important times we should be watching for key developments in the presidential election process.

The planetary transits to that Node/Zeus midpoint are especially critical.

We can look at them not only as direct passages, but also as eighth-harmonic alignments.

For example, there was an activation by Mars on February 10.

That’s when both Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie suspended their campaigns.

The next Mars event is October 4.

Of particular interest are the activation of the Node/Zeus axis by Mercury on February 27 (South Carolina Democratic primary) and April 19 (New York primary).

We’ll also be watching the alignments by Venus on April 9 (Wyoming Republican caucus) and July 28 (the closing day of the Democratic national convention).

And we shouldn’t overlook the exact fourth-harmonic alignment by Hades on June 6. That’s the eve of presidential election primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Hades may be the most descriptive of the entire presidential election process!

 

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.

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!