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Santa Claus Astrology at TraderPlanet

Christmas is coming, and it’s time for Santa to pay his annual visit to Wall Street.

The Santa Claus Rally is a remarkably reliable end-of-the-year market phenomenon, but it varies in its intensity from year to year.

It’s also a wonderful demonstration of the power of astrological dynamics in the markets.

That’s what I wrote about in a new article published earlier today at the TraderPlanet website– check it out at  and be sure to “like” it and leave me a comment!

The Worst-Ever Massacre of U.S. School Children

With all the grisly news coming out about the mass shooting of school children in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, I was surprised to learn that this gruesome event was not the worst killing of school children in U.S. history.

That dubious distinction goes to Bath Township, Michigan, where on the morning of May 18, 1927, 55-year-old Andrew Keyhoe, the treasurer of the local school board, killed 38 school children, two teachers, four other adults, and himself. He wounded at least 58 other people.

Some time between May 16 and the morning of May 18, Kehoe murdered his wife by beating her to death. On the morning of May 18 about 8:45, Kehoe exploded incendiary devices in his farm buildings and house, setting them on fire.

Almost simultaneously, an explosion devastated the north wing of the school building, killing many schoolchildren between the ages of 7 and 14. Kehoe had used a timed detonator to ignite dynamite and hundreds of pounds of pyrotol, which he had secretly planted inside the school over the course of many months prior to the event.

As rescuers arrived at the scene, Kehoe himself showed up, driving a truck filled with shrapnel. He parked near the school and then used his Winchester rifle to ignite the explosives in his truck, killing himself, the school superintendent, and several by-standers.

Several years earlier, Keyhoe had become vehemently opposed to the construction of the consolidated school building because the project raised property taxes. After the tax increases he fell behind in his mortgage payments, and was facing foreclosure on his farm when he blew up the school.

The astrological chart for the 1927 school massacre is dramatic, to say the least, with Mars rising at the time of the explosion and Uranus at the Jupiter/Hades midpoint. It’s also noteworthy that Uranus was in the early degrees of Aries at the time, just as it is today, but it was still a few years away from forming the first of a series of five waning squares with Pluto, which took place between 1932 and 1934.

Uranus Station at the New Moon: Extreme Tides, a Market Turn, and Chilling Violence

Low Tide on the Manatee River

For quite some time now I’ve been talking about the impact of the Uranus Direct Station at the new moon.

This powerful combination, I said, is packed with incredible force and it could be enough to bring the markets down, with the selling pressure starting on Wednesday, December 12, and continuing through the Winter Solstice.

And because of the Uranus station I also noted that we could expect times of high tension and increased violence as well, and also an amplification of tidal forces, seismic activity, and storm events.

As it turned out, we’ve seen extreme tides. Record high tides have been reported in some locations, and  the low tides here at the mouth of the Manatee River for the past couple of days have really been extraordinary.

Here’s a picture I shot from my balcony yesterday morning, with the tide so low it exposed wide mud flats and laid bare the roots of the mangroves along the shore line, which are normally under water, even at low tide times.

Low Tide on the Manatee River

In the markets, of course, the downturn started just exactly as I had expected, with the major market indices losing ground to finish up the week in negative territory.

And, I’m sad to report, the Uranus station also brought its share of violence. The elementary school shooting in Connecticut this morning stunned the nation. Tonight many are wondering about what triggered this senseless massacre, without being aware of the powerful effects of the astrological factors at work behind the scenes.

These are treacherous times indeed. The astrology makes that painfully clear.