Archive for November 2016

Gatlinburg Fire at High-Stress New Moon

The news of the Gatlinburg fire and its huge devastation has been hard to ignore today.

The Gatlinburg fire stories have been grim, to say the least.

And the numbers have been mind-boggling.

At least four people dead. Many more injured.

More than 14,000 people evacuated. (The actual population of Gatlinburg is only about 4,000. That gives you a pretty good idea of just how big the tourist influx is during the autumn leaf season there.)

At least 15,000 acres of woodlands ablaze. The exact extent of the fire difficult to determine.

Hundreds of homes and businesses completely destroyed. Many others severely damaged.

And plenty of unsubstantiated rumors about tourist attractions and historic sites reportedly consumed by the inferno.

The news about the Gatlinburg fire began filtering in Monday evening. I was preparing for the special webinar I hosted yesterday.

webinar during gatlinburg fire

That live online session wasn’t specifically about the Gatlinburg fire situation. Instead it focused strongly on the New Moon dynamics impacting global events right now.

It was all about The Markets at the New Moon. This particular lunation looks like it may have an especially strong impact on astro-trading. So that’s what we gave the most attention to.

You can watch a replay of the entire 108-minute event HERE.

After the webinar, more news was coming in about the impact of the blaze in Tennessee. I took time to examine the 90-degree dial for the New Moon.

The New Moon and the Gatlinburg Fire

I calculated the horoscope specifically for Gatlinburg – and a look at the midheaven was quite revealing.

This quick video summarizes my observations with the 90-degree dial. It shows why the Gatlinburg fire is having such a big global impact.

A look at the astrology surrounding a specific event at a particular place can produce amazing insights. I think the 90-degree dial is a great tool for that analysis!

Dollar Surge Triggered by Saturn and Apollon

The dollar surge in the weeks since the U.S. presidential election has certainly been impressive.

The greenback is currently up by more than 6 percent since its initial reactive pull-back as the election results started to come in.

But the dollar surge is not just the result of the surprising outcome of the U.S. election.

dollar surge election

The dollar surge since the U.S. election of Donald Trump has been dramatic.

The growing anticipation of an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is also in the mix, adding to the strength of the dollar surge as well.

As we’ve watched the persistence of the dollar surge in recent weeks, it’s certainly been very tempting to see the currency’s rise from a short-term perspective. That’s not necessarily the wisest perspective, however.

The Planetary Action Behind The Dollar Surge

The fact is, a look at the ups and downs in the dollar over the longer term reveals planetary dynamics at work behind the scenes.

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The 90-degree dial that’s shown here, for the U.S. Coinage Act which created the dollar in 1792, highlights the Aries point world axis for the dollar, which is reflected in this chart through Uranus, Mercury/Venus, and Saturn/Apollon.

It’s the Saturn/Apollon dynamic, with the two planets 49.25 degrees apart at the time of the dollar’s inception, that has the strongest impact on long-term dollar cycles. Whenever Saturn and Apollon return to that same degree of separation, we need to pay particular attention to action in the dollar.

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But even the 49.25 degree angle doesn’t give us the whole story behind the dollar surge. As the monthly trading chart for the Dollar Index illustrates, the Saturn/Apollon eighth-harmonic action is also quite important in key turning points and price fluctuations.

The highlighted monthly price bars show the opposition in June & September 1997 and March 1998; the 135-degree angle on 6/5/2001; the waning square in August 2004, January 2005 & May 2005; the waning semi-square on 8/21/2008; the triple conjunction in 2012; and the waxing semi-squares in March, April & November of this year.

The planetary price lines shown on the chart are for Saturn and Apollon in the fourth harmonic, defining key points of support & resistance.

Election Violence & Uranus-Admetos

Is there election violence just ahead?

The planetary aspects at the U.S. elections on November 8 are disturbing, to say the least.

They certainly suggest the possibility of election violence. It could be either at the polls themselves or in the aftermath of the vote count.

The Saturn-Vulcanus waxing sesquiquadrate contributes to a hyper-vigilant attitude. It’s a “do or die” dynamic that’s essentially looking for trouble. It stays on guard against imagined offences.

The Mars-Admetos waning trine adds to the tension. It signals an urge to take aggressive action against immovable obstacles. There’s a strong possibility that “get out the vote” forces could confront “suppress the vote” resistance.

Election Violence From A Pleasant Source?

And then there’s the conjunction of Venus with the transneptunian Cupido.

It’s just after the Election Day opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange.

Now don’t get me wrong.

Venus and Cupido are two of the good guys in astrology.

Venus is all about love, harmony, money, the arts, and beauty. It’s the feminine mystique personified.

Cupido is connected with community, family connections, and the sharing of common cultural heritage.

So when Venus and Cupido get together it’s typically good. We normally expect social harmony, pleasant connections, and marital bliss.

Venus Cupido S&P High

The Venus-Cupido conjunction marked a trading top for the S&P 500 in December, 2014.

But as this chart for the S&P 500 in 2014 shows, we sometimes get something else.

The Venus-Cupido conjunction coincides with trading tops about 60 percent of the time.

But this time the two planets meet, on Tuesday, November 8, we may get even more negative results.

Venus Cupido signals election violence

The Venus-Cupido conjunction on November 8, 2016 won’t be taking place in isolation. It may even trigger election violence.

This 90-degree dial for the Venus-Cupido conjunction shows the meeting of the two planets at 25º 41′ Sagittarius.

But what’s interesting is not just the connection between those two beneficial planets.

It’s the fact that they trigger the Uranus-Admetos midpoint.

That’s pretty ominous.

This midpoint activation signals shocking social convulsions. We could see wanton destruction, murders, earthquakes, and yes, even election violence.

At the very least, we can expect sudden breakups of trusted associations.

Individuals and factions will be excluded.

They’ll need to learn how to go it on their own.

They may have wounds that take a very long time to heal.

It’s not a pretty picture.

Election Violence and the Markets

Don’t forget. The markets can react to social and political news in dramatic ways.

Election violence could amplify the November Meltdown in equities.

That’s exactly why I hosted a special webinar earlier today.

November Meltdown Webinar

We discussed the prospects for election violence during the live webinar on November 5, 2016.

During that session we took an-depth look at the current planetary stress.

We explored the roots of the election stress.

We checked the horoscopes for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and James Comey.

And we shared solid strategies for profiting in these tense times.

The webinar recording is well worth downloading.

Election Violence in 1876

The election campaign this year has certainly been vicious.

But it’s not the only time that an election got nasty.

1876 election violence

Election violence was rampant in the aftermath of voting in 1876.

The prize for election violence goes to 1876.

Voters went to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, 1876. It was one of America’s most contentious and controversial contests.

The 1876 results are among the most disputed ever. But it’s certain that Samuel J. Tilden of New York outpolled Ohio’s Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote.

Hayes got 4,034,311 votes. Tilden got 4,288,546.

After a first count of votes, Tilden won 184 electoral votes. Hayes got 165.

But 20 votes were left unresolved. These 20 electoral votes were in dispute in four states.

In Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina, each party reported its candidate had won the state.

In Oregon one elector was replaced. He had been declared illegal for being an “elected or appointed official”.

Ultimately, all three of Oregon’s votes were awarded to Hayes.

Hayes thus had a majority of one in the Electoral College.

The Democrats cried fraud. Tension and hostility swept the country.

Tilden supporters threatened that Hayes would never be inaugurated.

“Tilden or Blood” became the rallying cry. In Columbus, Ohio, a shot was fired at Governor Hayes’s residence as he sat down to dinner. Supporters marched to his home, calling for the “president”.

Hayes tried to calm the crowd. “It is impossible,” he said, “at so early a time, to obtain the result.”

As incidents of election violence surged, President Grant took action. He strengthened the military force in and around Washington.

 

A look at the h1876-tildenhayesoroscope for the disputed election of 1876 is revealing.

Saturn activates the Mercury-Kronos midpoint, so authoritative communications were in short supply.

With the Venus/Chiron mipoint also getting triggered, harmony and cooperation were difficult to establish.

But most important of all, Saturn also activated the Uranus-Admetos midpoint at the 1876 election. That’s the same combination being triggered now, setting the stage for stress and tension, and possibly even some election violence.