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Did Steve and Steve Suspect?

They weren’t really hiding.

They just needed a place to work – or actually, a place to fool around with what was mainly a hobby at the time.

So Steve and Steve got together in Steve’s parents’ garage.

Steve and Steve in 1976

That was on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California. The year was 1976.

Garage Home of Apple Computer

It was behind this garage door at the Los Altos, California home of Steve Jobs’ parents that Steve and Steve got their start with Apple Computer in 1976.

The activity in Steve Jobs’ family garage, the place that Steve and Steve met to play with circuit boards and solder wires, soon moved past the hobby stage.

Steve and Steve soon found paying customers, and their new venture, which they called Apple Computer Company, started growing much faster than either one of them had perhaps expected.

But Steve and Steve kept their fledgling company going in that garage for the first two years of its existence.

At a fundamental level, it was still just two buddies having a good time together.

Steve and Steve

Steve and Steve got together to figure out how to make a computer, but soon turned their hobby into a growing enterprise.

Of course there are lots of great stories about Steve and Steve and what happened to the tow of them back in those early days.

There are also lots of things that we don’t know about what happened then.

Even so, we can be pretty sure that Steve and Steve didn’t really suspect what would be happening to them, or to their computer-building company, in the years to come.

In 1976 they didn’t imagine the Mac.

Or the iPad, or the iPhone, or the iPod.

And certainly not the iWatch!

Getting In On The Ground Floor

But what was it like to get in on the ground floor with Steve and Steve?

In 1976 Steve Wozniak put together 50 Apple-1 computers by hand, painstakingly assembling them in Steve Jobs’ garage. The first one was completed on April 11, 1976, and in May of that year Steve and Steve showed off their creation at a meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club.

Apple-1 Computer

Steve and Steve started out with the Apple-1 computer. This is one of the first ones, hand-assembled by Steve Wozniak in 1976.

Steve and Steve put those Apple-1 computers on the market for $666.66 each. They were the first-ever pre-assembled personal computers to be offered for sale to the public.

There are a few of those original Apple-1 computers still around. In fact, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, one of them was sold at auction in New York for a cool $905,000. The buyer was the Henry Ford Museum.

Why Remember Steve and Steve Right Now?

I’ve been thinking about Steve and Steve a lot lately.

That’s because we’re now just a few weeks away from the big launch of Project Regulus, which is designed to be the most comprehensive and the most effective training program in astro-trading that’s ever been offered.

Our current plans for Project Regulus plot its course for the coming year, culminating in our first-ever Heart of the Lion Astro-Trading Symposium in the summer of 2016.

The chances are good that Project Regulus will extend well beyond that date, however.

What’s Apple Got To Do With Project Regulus?

And as I review the history of Steve and Steve, it’s really hard for me to imagine what new things we’ll be creating with this exciting program, or what Project Regulus will look like in the years to come.

But like the early days of Apple Computer, Project Regulus is already a conspiratorial effort. During the past few weeks we’ve had a group of Charter Members joining us for the beginning of this new project.

Our Charter Members in Project Regulus get a lot of special benefits, not the least of which is the opportunity to help with the co-creation of the training modules in this ambitious new program.

The excitement is high right now, and it’s likely to get even higher as we move closer to June 16, which is the official launch date for Project Regulus.

During the coming weeks I’ll be sharing plenty of information about Charter Regulus and how you can get involved.

But between now and Sunday, May 31, there’s a special opportunity – if you’re creative and adventurous like Steve and Steve, you can join our select group of Charter Members.

It will give you a chance to find out what’s really going on behind that garage door – and it will put you in on the ground floor as we work together to create a new level of achievement in astro-trading mastery!

If you’re interested in exploring Charter Membership you can CLICK HERE to get more information. Just be sure to act fast, since this opportunity goes away after May 31.

 

 

 

A New Buy Signal For Gold

tance, adinastro-tradingPrices for the yellow metal advanced nicely during the closing days of the trading week, triggering a new buy signal for gold in astro-trading.

At FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, we had been on a sell signal since early February, and the  move we captured with that bearish position helped us earn a ranking in the Top 5 Gold Timers in the current issue of Timer Digest.

The new buy signal for gold now aligns us with many other timers in this market – but the proof will ultimately be revealed in the market for the precious metal during the coming months.

What’s The Astrology Behind A Buy Signal For Gold?

We watch many planetary factors in our market timing, but over and over again I’ve found that interactions of the Sun and Kronos help determine significant levels of support and resistance for Gold.

Once again, we’re seeing Kronos come into play to trigger a buy signal for gold.

On Thursday, the yellow metal made a big move up and closed just above an eighth-harmonic Kronos planetary price line that had been providing significant resistance all year.

On Friday Gold traded through that line even more emphatically, pushing to an even higher close.

Gold Buy Signal Kronos

The current buy signal for gold comes from the metal’s successful penetration of price resistance provided by an eighth-harmonic planetary price line for the transneptunian Kronos.

While this latest price action aligned with Kronos is impressive, it’s also helpful to put it into perspective by looking at previous occasions when Kronos and the Sun figured prominently in defining the trading action for Gold.

For example, an article published in FinancialCyclesWeekly in September 2014 offers some insights that are still relevant today. It reveals why Kronos and the Sun are such powerful factors in trading Gold successfully, whether we are seeing a downturn in the precious metal or whether the planets are giving us a new buy signal for Gold.

Click Here To Get a Free Reprint of The Article

 

Ready for a Head Transplant?

I think I know some traders who could really use this.

In fact, I’ve often said that trading, if done properly, is actually a kind of psychological brain surgery – to trade successfully, you have to learn to use your mind in radically different ways.

But this takes it one step further than that.

Why Change Your Mind? – Get A Head Transplant!

Your read that right.

Get a head transplant.

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Getting or giving a head transplant was a popular theme in science fiction and horror movies a few decades ago, but how will a head transplant play with today’s audiences?

That may sound like something from a B-Grade horror movie from the late 1950s, but apparently this head transplant stuff isn’t just the product of a revved-up imagination.

Sure, surgeons have been able to perform successful human transplants of various limbs and internal organs for quite some time now – kidney and heart replacements have actually become sort of run-of-the-mill.

But a head transplant?

Are we really ready for “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”?

According to a newly-released report, the answer is a definitive Yes.

Can You Trust This Head Transplant Source?

And exactly who broke the news of this medical breakthrough?

It wasn’t the National Enquirer.

Or even Mad magazine.

Would you believe the National Geographic?

In a mind-boggling (or maybe head transplant hyping) “Gory Details” blog post that went up yesterday on the National Geographic website, online science editor Erika Engelhaupt says that “a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now.”

The human head transplant guinea pig is “Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian computer programmer who stepped forward in April as a volunteer; the body would come from a brain-dead donor.”

While admitting that the whole thing sounds pretty implausible, Engelhaupt insists that “I’m not so sure we should blow this off, whether it’s going to happen in 2017 or not. The more I read about the history of transplants, and spinal cord surgery, and experiments involving monkey heads, the more questions I have. And the less it all seems like a joke.”

Would A Head Transplant Improve Trading?

Sergio Canavero, the Italian neurosurgeon who says he will be doing the head transplant, hasn’t said much about what the emotional impact would be for a potential head transplant recipient.

After all, do emotions reside in the head or the heart?

Either way, it could be highly beneficial to active traders if a head transplant could help manage emotional states. Emotional excesses are what get most of us in trouble, in or out of the markets.

And What About The Astrology?

And then there’s the question of the astrology involved.

According to astrological tradition, it’s good medicine to avoid doing surgery when the transiting Moon is in the zodiac sign associated with the part of the body that’s being operated on.

In other words, if the Moon’s in Pisces, you don’t want to have foot surgery. If the Moon’s in Capricorn, it’s not a good time for a knee replacement.

But what zodiac sign is involved when you do a head transplant?

Aries rules the head, of course, but at the other end an entire human body is involved. So what’s the right choice?

Maybe you should avoid getting a head transplant when the Moon is in Taurus. That’s the sign that rules the neck, which is where all the cutting and stitching action is going on.

We’ll have to wait and see. But if a head transplant does take place in a couple of years, we not only will want to know if the operation is successful – we’ll also want to take a look at the horoscope for the event!