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Could Hurricane Sandy Bring Some Good Results?

The devastation from Hurricane Sandy has shut down floor trading on the New York Stock Exchange for the second day in a row, and much of the Northeast is still reeling from the massive impact of this huge storm.

But while it’s easy to get caught up in the costly destruction of this event, we shouldn’t overlook the storm’s potential for bringing some positive results as well, especially in the realm of consciousness.

I shared some of my reflections on this subject, as well as some of the astrological implications of this historic weather event, in an article published in the most recent issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter.

In the article I noted that Sandy’s ability to provide a “diversion from partisan confrontation, with the possibility of coming together creatively and cooperatively to deal with the effects of bad weather, could be a very good thing.”

You can read the complete article on the FinancialCyclesWeekly website at

By the way, the hurricane’s destructive force itself also opens up some potential opportunities for profitable astro-trading. I’ll be highlighting some of them in the next issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter.

Google’s Artistic Impulse Reveals Its Secrets

A remarkable combination of planetary transits whacked Google’s First-Trade horoscope on Thursday, sending the price of the GOOG stock plunging.

Uranus and Chiron were the heavy hitters in the equation, with Mars adding some extra energy to the mix

The event triggered by the planetary line-up was a premature release of a negative earnings report for the company, but that wasn’t all that happened.

On the same day, Google released an amazing series of photos taken inside the company’s top-secret data centers, showing some of the massive arrays of equipment that manage the search engine’s huge data flow.

The astrological event that provoked the photo release was transiting Mars conjoining Cupido in the GOOG First-Trade horoscope, a signature of “artistic activity”.

And that was what was so surprising about the pictures that Google released– the images themselves are gorgeous!

Here are a few samples:


“These colorful pipes send and receive water for cooling our facility. Also pictured is a G-Bike, the vehicle of choice for team members to get around outside our data centers.”


“Our Council Bluffs data center provides over 115,000 square feet of space. We make the best out of every inch, so you can use services like Search and YouTube in the most efficient way possible.”


“Inside our campus network room, routers and switches allow our data centers to talk to each other. The fiber optic networks connecting our sites can run at speeds that are more than 200,000 times faster than a typical home Internet connection. The fiber cables run along the yellow cable trays near the ceiling.”

“Hovering above the floor in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the scale of our data center there begins to take shape. Huge steel beams both support the structure and help distribute power.”

“Our pipes aren’t the only colorful things at our data centers. These cables are organized by their specific hue. On the floor, this can make things less technical: “Hand me a blue one.”

You can check out the full photo gallery at 


Get up early to watch the show!

No matter where you live, the pre-dawn hours on Sunday morning, October 21, should be a great time for sky-watching!

Without any lunar light to interfere, it will be a great opportunity to see the display provided by the annual Orionid Meteor Shower, with an estimated 25 meteors per hour visible as the Earth passes through the tail of Halley’s Comet.

Here’s a NASA video that includes some sky-watching tips:

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event for Barack Obama

With the U.S. presidential campaign going into its final weeks, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are big names in the news right now.

The outcome of the election, as well as the uncertainty leading up to it, can both have a big impact on the markets, but it’s generally much more profitable to pay attention to what the markets are actually doing than to get caught up in the name-calling and campaign rhetoric.

In the case of Obama, however, there are some interesting insights to be gained from paying attention to the planetary transits to his natal horoscope. He’s going through a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic cycle, and it’s sure to have a big influence on world events during the coming weeks, no matter what the outcome of the election turns out to be.

Here’s an eight-minute video that provides the details:


Trading Expert Talks About Mercury in the Markets

Larry Pesavento is a trader’s trader.

He’s had many years of valuable personal experience in the markets, both as a floor trader in Chicago, as an independent trader, and as an expert market analyst who has perfected techniques for pattern recognition in the markets that go far beyond the limited insights of conventional technical analysis.

On top of that, he’s devoted many years to working one-on-one with individual traders who want to get an extra edge, providing coaching and tutoring services in person and on his website at

His integrity, generosity, and professional competence make him one of those all-too-rare individuals who really make a positive difference in the lives of others.

To be successful in the markets, Larry says, you have to “trade what you see, not what what you believe.”

That statement is simple enough, but it contains a world of wisdom, since it precisely nails the bias that can cause us the biggest problems in our trading, and that can make the difference between massive market losses and a successful trading career.

And even though Larry Pesavento insists that he’s “not a card-carrying astrologer,” he’s also done a lot of personal investigation of astrological factors in the markets, and has successfully developed unique astro-trading techniques that have proven to be profitable time and time again.

That’s why it was particularly gratifying when Larry had such positive things to say recently about my new book, Mercury, Money and the Markets.

Noting that the new book “presents what I think are some of the most useful astrological cycles for trading,” Larry concludes that “Mercury, Money and the Markets is a welcomed addition for any trader interested in looking into astrology, as well as for experienced astro-traders who want to continue their study to get even better results in the markets.”

He also focuses on some of the specific Mercury trading cycles discussed in the book, commenting that “Personally I found these to be amazing in the their accuracy. And Tim gives you the exact days of these trading events 40 years into the future, which in my opinion pays for the book several times over!”

To read Larry Pesavento’s complete review of the book, CLICK HERE

Mercury, Money and the Markets is available now at, and can be special-ordered through your local bookseller. You can also get a copy direct from the publisher at; for a limited time, they’re offering a 20% discount on this title if you purchase directly from their website..


Bumping Along Through the Cosmic Debris

Astrology constantly reminds us that we have to deal with influences from our neighbors in space, as the alignments of planets and the interactions of geomagnetic fields create a constantly shifting environment around the Earth.

While the true nature of those cosmic influences may be a little hard to comprehend for individuals who aren’t well-versed in astrological traditions, the effects are easier to understand when our home planet makes physical contact with objects in space.

That’s exactly what’s going on right now.

During the next couple of days the Earth will be passing through a bunch of cosmic debris associated with comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. That’s the source of the annual Draconid meteor shower, with chunks of the stuff from space burning up as they pass through the Earth’s atmosphere, creating streaks of light across the night sky.

During last year’s Draconid meteor shower, Europeans were able to see a dramatic but faintly visible display of about 600 meteors per hour during the peak of the event. Although this year’s event isn’t likely to be quite as dramatic, it still may be possible to see some of the Draconid meteors in the night sky on the night of Sunday, October 7 and the early morning hours of Monday, October 8.

If you’re awake that night and spot some of the slower-moving meteors while watching the sky, it can be a thrilling experience. It can also serve as a reminder of the fact that we live in a very dynamic universe, with all kinds of cosmic influences (visible and invisible) impacting our affairs here on Earth.

Mercury, Money and the Markets is now available at!

Amazon is the biggest bookseller in the world, so it’s especially great to see my new book, Mercury, Money and the Markets: Profitable Planetary Cycles for Short-Term Astro-Trading available for sale there!

You can click here to see the Amazon listing for yourself. If you order a copy, please be sure to post your review on the Amazon page– especially if you like the book!

You can also order directly from the publisher at — they’re currently offering a special discount.