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Is Planetary Impatience Shaking Up The Market?

One of the old adages in mundane astrology is that “Mars acts early”.

Always speedy, aggressive and impatient, Mars doesn’t wait around for events to unfold; it initiates action and makes things happen.

That’s why we sometimes feel the effect of a Mars transit a day or two before the exact time of the actual transit itself!

More often than not, however, this particular Martian feature catches me by surprise. I find myself looking ahead to an upcoming Mars effect, wondering exactly how it will play out in the markets and the geopolitical arena, and the results of the Mars transit come crashing into the news stories of the day.

And this week, true to form, Mars is wasting no time in shaking things up as it translates the Uranus/Pluto waxing square. I was expecting this Mars action to bring equities prices down a  little later in the week, but we got a pull-back yesterday and stocks are lower at this point in the day today as well.

Although this Mars translation may not seem like much of a big deal, it’s actually a major activation of the kind of astrological forces that can dominate our attitudes as investors and our decisions as astro-traders– you can find out more about this Mars translation at:

And be sure you’re up to speed on the series of Uranus/Pluto squares as well! You can get an instant download of the definitive monograph on these alignments at:

(check this one out right away if you don’t already have a copy– you can get it for half price through July 31st)

Reducing Your Trading Risk When Mercury is Retrograde

Mercury is still retrograde, but even after it goes direct on July 20, there will be a lingering portion of the cycle left.

It can serve as a reminder of everything that’s gotten messed up in our lives and our communications during the previous three weeks, and it can also help us focus our consciousness in ways that bring us better results in the markets and in all our other activities as well.

Along the way, it can also help us reduce the risk that we’re taking in the markets. That’s one of the themes of a new article that I’ve just written for

You’ll find the complete article on the TraderPlanet site at:

The Big Triangle In The Sky

When Michael Yorba interviewed me on his Traders Network radio show yesterday, we talked about the big Grand Trine pattern going on right now.

It’s an extremely rare cosmic line-up between Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, and it’s setting the stage for some big potential shifts in market dynamics.

Michael always does a great job of asking questions during our interview sessions, so we were able to dig into this topic in some real depth– and we talked about why you need to protect yourself if you’re in the markets now!

You can listen to the entire interview here:

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Getting Ready for Thursday

I’ve been putting the finishing touches on the material I’m preparing for my talk over in Clearwater, Florida, which is only about a 45-minute drive from my office here in Palmetto.

I’ll be heading that way on Thursday evening to do a program for the Astrology Association of St. Petersburg, Florida, which is one of the liveliest and most long-standing astrology groups in the state.

As you might expect, my topic for the evening will be astro-trading.

We’ll be talking about how to use advanced astrological and analytical tools to figure what to trade and when to trade, and I’ll be bringing along some samples of the astro-trading market analysis that we’ve used to produce some outstanding profits in the past few weeks. And there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, too!

If you’re in the area please plan to join us– I’d love to have the opportunity to chat face-to-face. The event is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 18 at the Hampton Inn at 4050 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, Florida.

The admission charge for the evening is just $15; you can pay in advance online and get more information on the event at the group’s website:

I hope to see you Thursday!

Not Quite Indiana Jones

Earlier this week, when Michael Yorba interviewed me on his Traders Network radio show, he wanted to know about the mysterious ancient manuscript that I’ve been using to set up Gold trades.

“When you mentioned Indiana Jones stuff it really got my attention,” he said.

I explained to Michael that although I don’t personally claim to be an Indiana Jones type (I really don’t look that much like Harrison Ford), I have found it useful to explore the connections between ancient wisdom and modern markets.

In the case of ancient descriptions of Mercury cycles and their relationships to current Gold trading, the connections are pretty dramatic!

You’ll find more about the manuscript and about how to set up the timing for the Gold trades in my book on Mercury, Money and the Markets.

You can listen to the complete interview with Michael from his radio show earlier this week right here:

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Gold Charts I’m Sharing With Yorba’s Listeners

When I’m interiewed by Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio program later today, I plan to talk about a couple of trading charts that illustrate the power of Sun/Kronos conjunctions in moving the price of Gold.


Gold with 4th-harmonic Sun/Kronos

This chart shows the planetary price lines for the Sun (the green diagonal lines) and Kronos (the horizontal purple lines), with the first-harmonic lines a little bolder than the rest. Note what happens to the price of Gold when there are first-harmonic crossing points.


Gold Sun/Kronos Conjunct

Here’s a closeup of what’s happened with Gold since the latest Sun/Kronos conjunction.


This Cosmic Tension Doesn’t Get Lost In Translation

Even when the Uranus/Pluto waxing square isn’t exact, it’s still an extremely powerful alignment, and we can feel its impact in a lot of markets as well as in global politics, behind-the-scenes economic actions, and increased tension in personal relationships.

That’s what’s happening this week, with the transiting Sun “translating” the Uranus/Pluto square. That process started late Monday evening, when the Sun formed an exact opposition to Pluto. It culminates on July 4, with the Sun in a precise square with Uranus. This reactivates and amplifies the power of the Uranus/Pluto square, and also creates and extra-stressful T-square pattern between the three heavenly bodies, adding even more tension to the mix.

That extraordinary Uranus/Pluto energy brings our our conflicts to the surface, and all too often manages to convince us that we are in exceptional, “do or die” situations that absolutely require us to act on the basis of immutable principles.

If the context for that kind of drama is a geopolitical showdown or an individual argument, the consequences of excessive stubbornness or precipitous action can be devastating, and sometimes even fatal. Even in the markets, where only our money is at risk, we can still get some pretty unpleasant results if we aren’t careful.

So what’s the best strategy for dealing with this week’s solar translation of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square?

We’ll certainly need to be on the lookout for major disruptions internationally, with a high potential for big conflicts challenging governments around the globe. On a more personal level, we’ll need to be careful to side-step petty arguments that could escalate into major fights.

And there are particular strategies to keep in mind for effective astro-trading as well.

That’s what I discussed with Michael Yorba when he interviewed me on his Traders Network radio show on Monday.

You can listen to the full 10-minute interview here:

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Now THIS Really Feels Good!

Having a new book that I’ve written break into a Top Ten list is an exhilarating experience– and that’s exactly what happened with my new Kindle book Taurus Money Horoscope. About ten days ago it popped into Amazon’s Top Ten Bestseller list for its category, with a ranking at the Number Nine spot.

That certainly felt good, but I have to admit that i ws nothing like the rush of giddiness I experienced yesterday when I checked the Amaxon rankings and discovered that Taurus Money Horoscope was in the Number One Bestseller spot!


Of course Amazon updates their sales figures hourly, and a Number One ranking can disappear pretty quickly. So I guess this was just my brief turn at Andy Warhol’s famous 15 mnutes of fame. Even so, I like the way it feels.

It was also gratifying to see so many positive reviews of the book. It’s great to know that so many people are finding it useful1

I’ve been an author for a number of years, but until this happened I’ve never claimed to be a best-selling author. I supposed all that changes now. I just have to get used to thinking of myself as the author of a Number One Best-Seller!

If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, be sure to check it out on