Three Planetary Stations In A Single Week

It’s a remarkable week we’re having, with three planetary stations in just four trading days.

The Saturn Impact

On Monday, May 11, Saturn began its retrograde motion at 01°57′ Aquarius.

It triggered the transiting Cupido/Admetos midpoint, prompting confrontations between opposing factions within communities, resulting in dire straights for the whole group.

Saturn also activated the Zeus/Poseidon midpoint to open up situations that are like to focus hard evidence and formal proof, revealing specific test results and bringing in expert testimony.

Think congressional hearings.

Venus Offers Creative Opportunities

Earlier today, on Wednesday, May 13, Venus went retrograde, too.

This Venus retrograde station at 21°50′ Gemini triggers the Sun/Zeus midpoint, promoting creative devotion in pursuing major goals.

In a crisis-driven atmosphere marked with political tension and public confrontations, a little creativity could go a long way!

Venus brings one of three planetary stations.

Venus brings us just one of the three planetary stations this week.

And, as our back-testing chart shows, Venus retrograde stations can also have a mildly bullish impact on stock prices, at least for a few weeks.

And Jupiter will get into the act tomorrow.

On Thursday Jupiter will go retrograde at 27°14′ Capricorn.

As it does so, it will activate Sun/Aries and Moon/Aries alignments. This could bring a massive burst of positive energy to promote a happy populace.

Even if that positive energy is based on misinformation.

So What About The Markets?

But what does it actually mean to have three planetary stations in a single week like this?

That’s what I talked with Larry Pesavento about yesterday.

We  had a great chance to chat during his Trade What You See show on TFNN. We had originally scheduled the session during our last conversation on May 1, when I shared a forecast for the S&P.

Talking With Larry Pesavento About The Three Planetary Stations This Week

Thanks to the universal disruption caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, the bandwidth for our conversation got a little sketchy at times.

But even though we had some problems with sound and internet connections along the way, the point still came across:

A week with three planetary stations is definitely a big deal.

Here’s the replay video. See what you think!

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Saturn Resonance in the S&P

I’ve been watching Saturn resonance lately.

We’re seeing it in the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re seeing it in the major economic downturn that’s underway.

And I’ve been using Saturn resonance to come up with a forecast for the S&P 500.

That’s what I was sharing with Larry Pesavento on Friday.

We got together for an extended chat during his Trade What You See program on TFNN.

As usual, there were questions from listeners.

We talked about the impact of the coronavirus on our lives.

But the main focus was my forecast for the S&P.

That’s where Saturn resonance came in.

Saturn resonace in price chart

Saturn resonance combined with Pluto early in 2020 to set the stage for a trading top and a major market sell-off.

I started out by observing the price action in the market on the date of the recent Saturn/Pluto conjunction.

That was on January 12.

I then noted the price alignment with the trading low in effect on January 12 and the high for the day when the market gapped lower on February 24.

Saturn Resonance: “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”

Larry was quite impressed when he saw that correspondence on my trading chart.

“You can’t make this stuff up,” he said.

Then, when I went on to share my more recent charting work on the S&P, he really got excited.

Apparently there are not many market pundits who are willing to make precise predictions.

That seems to be the case whether or not you’re talking to an astrologer.

But, by using Saturn resonance with my charting, I was able to do just that.

As it turns out, the ninth harmonic is the most powerful resonant dynamic in play right now.

That’s true for both Saturn and for Pluto as well.

You can get the full story – and the specifics of the general forecast and the targeted prediction – when you watch this video of our full conversation on Friday during his show.


As Larry says, “You can’t make this stuff up.”

That’s why the astro-trading advantage is so powerful.

By the way, the free webinar that I mentioned is something that I’m currently offering every Tuesday as a live presentation. Be sure to join us if you want to make your trading easier and more profitable.

We also have a recording of one of our lives sessions posted online for instant viewing.

You can get all the details at: http://bit.ly/tweak2win

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Gilead Is Looking Good

Is it time to buy Gilead Sciences?

The upcoming transits to the First-Trade horoscope, as well as other Gilead dynamics, identify this stock as a good trading candidate now.

Gilead transits to First-Trade

Transits to the Gilead Sciences First-Trade Horoscope

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ – GILD) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company.

Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in the areas of unmet medical needs in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere around the world.

The company’s products include Biktarvy, Descovy, Odefsey, Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, and Truvada for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; and Vosevi, Vemlidy, Epclusa, Harvoni, and Viread products for treating liver diseases.

Gilead also provides Yescarta, a chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma; and Zydelig, a kinase inhibitor.

It makes Letairis, an oral formulation of an endothelin receptor antagonist for pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet to treat chronic angina; and AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections.

In addition, the company offers its products under a variety of other brand names. They include Cayston, Emtriva, Hepsera, Sovaldi, and Tybost.

Gildead also develops product candidates for the treatment of viral diseases, inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, and oncology.

The company markets its products through its commercial teams. It also works in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners.

Positive Transits for Gilead

Transiting Saturn conjoining the Gilead First-Trade Sun could provide a more favorable entry point for a long position here. While Saturn is associated with contraction, it can provide a basis for further price advancement in a case like this.

And that’s not all.

The potential for higher prices ahead and an increase in speculative energy is indicated by transiting Neptune conjoining the First-Trade Ascendant.

On top of that, transiting Venus is forming a quincunx to First-Trade Neptune. That’s very nice for a drug company!

In other words, this looks like a solid setup for a good buying opportunity for this stock.

Yesterday we added Gilead to our watch list for our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

Our astro-trading trend chart shows why. Note the recent price gap upward.

Geocentric planetary price lines for Mars and Jupiter in the eighth harmonic help reveal the trading structure for Gilead.

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Mercury Neptune Astro-Trading

A Mercury Neptune conjunction is just ahead.

It’s not an extremely rare planetary alignment, but it’s still worth watching.

And it’s coming up again in just a few days, on Friday, April 3rd.

Mercury Neptune & S&P

If this Mercury Neptune is true to form, it’s likely to signal a big move upward in stock prices.

That’s why this particular Mercury Neptune set-up was one of the three big astrological events I talked about this morning.

I was the featured guest earlier today on Larry Pesavento’s show on TFNN – Trade What You See.

When we got together on the air, this upcoming planetary event was a big focus.

The Mercury Neptune Meeting Was Just One Topic

Larry and I discussed the likely market impact of the upcoming Mercury Neptune event, of course.

But we talked about the Cupido retrograde station on Thursday, the Jupiter Pluto conjunction on Saturday, the impact of the coronavirus, and more.

You can see the whole interview here:

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Cryptocurrency Security & COVID-19

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to cryptocurrency security lately.

In recent weeks we’ve been facing accelerating economic instability (that’s putting it mildly!).

We can blame the COVID-19 pandemic for that.

It’s been pretty wild.

There have been huge swings in the stock market. Billions of dollars are being gained or lost on a daily basis.

And that’s not all.

We’ve seen prices for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies experiencing some crazy swings, too.

Bitcoin is currently trading at about $6,600.

That’s off a bit from earlier today.

But it’s up from a low two days ago at $4,460.

A month ago, before the coronavirus pandemic took hold globally, bitcoin was up to $10,365.

Cryptocurrency Security

That’s why cryptocurrency security is suddenly such a big issue.

Crypto speculators are being driven alternately by fear and by greed.

Is bitcoin a legitimate flight to safety?

Or is it just plain insanity?

Cryptocurrency exchanges are under a lot of strain. So much so, in fact, that some of them look like they’re on pretty shaky ground.

Meanwhile, the scammers, hackers and attackers are out in full force.

If you’ve left your crypto sitting in an exchange account, you’re in trouble.

Potentially big trouble.

Like being wiped out entirely.

But hey, I’m not here to preach doom and gloom.

Things are tough enough already.

And I’ve got a cryptocurrency security tool I personally rely on.

You definitely need to consider it.

Protection With A Hard Wallet

It’s all about the added security of a hard wallet.

A hard wallet is a physical device for storing digital data, particularly blockchain entries.

That includes bitcoin and other cryptos.

Using the device, you can keep your cryptocurrencies safe. The data links are stored on the device and connected to the blockchain in the cloud.

All without exposure on an exchange, which is particularly vulnerable to compromise.

The bottom line is this – if your data is on someone else’s site, it isn’t safe.

There are different brands of hard wallets available, but the one I personally use is the Trezor.

Trezor for cryptocurrency security

It’s available from Satoshi Labs, and I’ve found it to be secure, easy to use, and 100 percent reliable.

Trezor came to mind today when I learned that Satoshi Labs is having a sale on their Trezor devices.

The sale has been prompted by the coronavirus crisis. It will be in effect until April 1st.

If you’re holding any crypto at all, I suggest you check it out.

Go HERE to get to the Trezor product page.

When you order, use Coupon Code STAYSAFE15 during the checkout process.

That will give you a discount of 15% off the regular price for either of their main models.

Take a look.

As security specialist Jack Sterling from CloudHound said to me earlier today, there’s “Nothing like a pandemic to spur people to make security-centric decisions!”

What better time is there to take care of your cryptocurrency security?

 

 

 

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Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Stories

I read a post recently from financial astrologer Gabriella Mittelman, who was commenting about the upcoming Jupiter-Neptune sextile series and its potential impact on the markets.

Gaby Mittelman Jupiter-Neptune Sextile

Financial astrologer Gaby Mittelman is looking into the effects of Jupiter-Neptune sextile alignments.

“I am looking further up into the sky, and I see that we will have a Jupiter in Capricorn 60° Neptune in Pisces,” she noted.

“I am running TS to see when did this happen before? It will take a long time, since I am searching from year 1000- 2030.”

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Series

That’s an interesting astrological search. Based on Gaby’s question, I decided to scan for some historical perspectives.

Here are some notes on what I’ve come up with.

While Jupiter-Neptune 60-degree alignments aren’t terribly rare in and of themselves, the times when they occur with Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces are much more infrequent.

Those alignments only have every 166 years.

Because Jupiter moves more rapidly than Neptune, Jupiter-Neptune sextile events are all waning sextiles, with Jupiter closing in on an upcoming conjunction with Neptune.

Waxing sextiles, on the other hand, have Jupiter separating from a conjunction with Neptune, and thus ahead of it in the zodiac.

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Events in 2020

We’ll be getting three of these alignments this year.

The first is just ahead of us, on February 20. Jupiter and Neptune will both be in direct motion.

Jupiter and Neptune will both be retrograde on July 27. That’s when the second alignment will occur this year.

Finally on October 12, 2020, we’ll get the final Jupiter-Neptune sextile for the year. When that happens, Jupiter will have returned to direct motion. But Neptune will still be retrograde.

Historical Details

The last time we saw this pattern was in January 1854.

In digging into the background with alignment, I found 20 examples of sextiles with Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces between the years 500 CE and 2500 CE.

I compiled all the data into a detailed report, with the dates, times, and zodiacal positions for all the events in this extended series.

CLICK HERE to download a free copy.

When you get your copy of the report, you’ll see at a glance the cycles and rhythms evident in the relationship between these two planets.

But as you look at it, pay particular attention to the event that took place in the year 1202.

On February 2, 1202, Jupiter and Neptune were not only exactly 60 degrees apart. They zodiacal degrees of their alignment in 2020.

That’s an important correspondence for a number of reasons. One of them is an event that happened in 1202.

That was the year that Leonardo da Pisa published his breakthrough book, Liber Abaci. It transformed modern mathematics by introducing the use of Arabic numerals as substitutes for Roman numerals in calculations. It also introduced the zero to the western world.

By the way, you may know of Leonardo da Pisa by his more popular nickname – Leonardo Fibonacci. He was also the one who discovered the Fibonacci ratios that are so important in our market calculations today.

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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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Top 10 Again for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com

We’re in the Top 10 again.

Our market timing has consistently been quite accurate.

That’s been going on for a number of years.

Our regular subscribers at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com can attest to that.

So can Timer Digest.

Tim Bost Cover Timer Digest Top 10

The market service at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and editor Tim Bost have been the subjects of special features in Timer Digest several times in recent years, and consistently rank in that publication’s Top 10 lists of market timers.

Timer Digest ranks forecasters and market timers from across the spectrum.

It tracks over 100 separate services.

That includes fundamental analysts.

It includes technical analysts.

It even includes folks like me – astrologers who use planetary cycles to time the markets.

That’s a broad mix.

But most of all, the Timer Digest listings feature many well-known experts.

They’re the cream of the crop.

So it’s a particular honor to get recognition in this prestigious publication.

Multiple Top 10 Lists

But Timer Digest doesn’t just pick winning forecasters and timing services.

They break their listings down into four categories.

First there are the Stock Market Timers. Those rankings are based on performance in forecasting the stock market during the last year, the last six months, and the last three months.

There’s a Top 10 list for each of those time frames.

Next there are the Gold Timers. That listing includes the Top 5 forecasters for the yellow metal.

The Bond Timers also get their own Top 5 list.

And finally there’s the listing of Long-Term Stock Market Timers. It features a ranking of the Top 10 market forecasters looking at mega-trends, the long-wave cycles that move the markets over many years.

Where We Show Up

We focus primarily on the stock market here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. And because we pay a lot of attention to outer-planet cycles and transneptunians, we provide a long-term perspective as we as comments on more immediate market moves.

That’s what has earned us recognition in the Long-Term Stock Market Timing category at Timer Digest. We’ve had a place on that Top 10 for over five years now.

Needless to say, we don’t show up in the rankings for Gold or Bond timing at all.

But our work has also merited a place in the Top 10 list for current Stock Market Timers on occasion as well.

In fact, in 2017 we ended up in a tie for first place in the rankings, so we shared in the recognition as Timer of the Year.

Current Rankings

My outlook for 2020 as a whole was included in the December 16, 2019 issue of Timer Digest (the annual forecast issue). As usual, we were ranked in the Top 10 Long-Term Timers. But we got an extra honor – the Number 10 ranking on the overall Top 10 list, based on forecasting performance from December 13, 2018 through December 13, 2019.

By the time the next issue of Timer Digest arrived on January 2, we had moved up to the Number 8 spot on that list. Running from December 31, 2018 through December 31, 2019, it recorded the best performers for the entire calendar year.

And then earlier this week, we got the most recent issue of the magazine, published on January 20, 2020. We’re now at Number 6 on the list of Top 10 Timers for the year, from January 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

And that’s not all.

Also in the January 20 issue, we popped in at Number 10 in the list of the top market timers for the past six months, from July 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

Does it feel good to get this kind of recognition for our work?

Of course it does!

But here’s the strange part.

As much as I enjoy the honors, I’m personally really not terribly competitive.

I’m not striving to beat anybody else. I’m not pushing to be Number 1.

What really pleases me is the fact that financial astrologers and astro-traders consistently find their way into the top rankings at Timer Digest. That not only includes me, but also friends and colleagues like Bill Meridian, Arch Crawford, Barry Rosen, and Manfred Zimmel.

Together, we’re advancing an important aggregate notion: if you want to succeed in the markets, it really pays to have the astro-trading advantage.

I think that’s something to be proud of!

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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.

 

 

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Gann Date Expectations

We’re on the eve of a vital W. D. Gann date.

That means it’s time to assess the market outlook.

December 21 marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere.

As a “quartering day” in the year it’s a key Gann date.

Gann Date: The Winter Solstice

Venus provides some powerful triggering effects on the December 21 Solstice Gann Date.

This year’s event has special significance, however.

That’s thanks to Venus aligning in a square to Uranus and an opposition to Vulcanus at the
same time.

The Venus Gann Date Effects

Venus brings money, cultural affairs, alliances and women’s  issues into focus, with big implications for the markets and geopolitics:

Confused or deceptive communications [Mercury/Neptune]

Severe limits to growth and expansion [Jupiter/Admetos]

More conservative policies and ideals [Saturn/Poseidon]

Forceful actions & crack-downs by State authorities [Mars/Kronos]

Explosive disruptions and upheavals [Uranus/Vulcanus]

The solstice sets the stage for the coming months, so we can look for these themes to be emphasized as we move into 2020.

Larry Pesavento’s Perspective

The Gann Date also came up when I joined Larry Pesavento on his TFNN shows yesterday.

We discussed it as a potential market reversal point.

Stocks Approach Gann Date

Shown here as of Wednesday’s close the S&P 500 index has been tracking a Mars line as it moves toward the solstice Gann Date and a possible encounter with resistance. We expect the Pluto line to provide a moderating influence at about 3223.50.

We also looked at the current trading pattern for the S&P 500, with an eye toward Mars and Pluto.

Both planets are helping to structure the market action right now.

Farewell To A Friend

During our conversation yesterday Larry and I also shared stories about Jeanne Long.

Jeanne died Monday after some years of declining health.

She made major contributions to Gann studies.

And to financial astrology

And to astro-trading.

She was truly a beautiful soul.

I’ll miss her deeply.

The Complete Interview

Here’s the full interview recording.

It’s about 18 minutes long.

CLICK HERE to register for the free webinar.

Enjoy!

 

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