My Grand Cross Conversation with Arch Crawford

I got a phone call yesterday afternoon from Arch Crawford.

He’s probably the world’s most widely-known financial astrologer, and through his many years of newsletter writing as well as his frequent appearances on TV and radio and at investment conferences, he’s done a wonderful job of introducing the benefits of astro-trading to a global audience.

His monthly newsletter, Crawford Perspectives, offers “quintessential market timing by planetary timing and technical analysis” — it’s well worth checking out. You’ll find it at: http://www.crawfordperspectives.com/

Arch and I have been colleagues and great friends for years, but it had been about 8 months since the last time we’d had a chance to chat at length, so we had a little catching up to do when he called.

After getting connected on personal matters like health and family circumstances, we of course turned to our common interests of astrology and the markets.

Arch had a birthday last week, and I had taken a few minutes away from my W. D. Gann studies then to send him a message wishing him a “pleasant solar return.”

That got his attention.

“How is it possible to have a ‘pleasant solar return’ with THESE kind of planetary aspects?” he wanted to know, referring, of course, to the super-stressful Cardinal Grand Cross that’s now underway.

“I’m not sure how,” I confessed. “Unless it’s just surviving what’s going on right now, and then living to tell the tale. That may be enough of a celebration.”

He chuckled.

“Actually,” he said, “this is pretty serious stuff. The way the Grand Cross hits my personal chart isn’t good at all, and I’m really worried about the impact on the U.S. horoscope.”

The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23, comes just 9 minutes before the square between transiting Mars and Pluto, which brings the Grand Cross pattern into its tightest alignment. The chart for the Opening Bell is shown here in the outer wheel; the inner wheel is one of the popular USA horoscopes. Note the connections between the Grand Cross and the square between Saturn and the Sun/Poseidon conjunction in the USA chart, as well as the conjunctions between transiting Venus and the USA Vulcanus and between transiting Hades and the USA Venus.

The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23, comes just 9 minutes before the square between transiting Mars and Pluto, which brings the Grand Cross pattern into its tightest alignment. The chart for the Opening Bell is shown here in the outer wheel; the inner wheel is one of the popular USA horoscopes. Note the connections between the Grand Cross and the square between Saturn and the Sun/Poseidon conjunction in the USA chart, as well as the conjunctions between transiting Venus and the USA Vulcanus and between transiting Hades and the USA Venus.

As experienced astrologers know, there’s a lot of disagreement in the astrological community about the correct birth chart for the U.S.A. Most of the arguments, however, are about the best time of day to use for that horoscope– there seems to be general agreement that July 4, 1776 was an important date in U.S. history, even among those who argue that a different date entirely should be used as the true inception date for the country.

Arch and I didn’t get into any of that controversy. We both agreed that the trigger of the Grand Cross, with transiting Jupiter conjoining the natal Sun and transiting Mars conjoining natal Saturn in any chart for July 4, 1776, could prove to be more than enough to trigger some big challenges for the country as a whole.

While the precision of this alignment seems to be unprecedented in modern history, have been some Jupiter/Uranus waxing squares over the past couple of centuries who effects are worth studying as a clue to what we might have facing us in the coming months. You’ll find a detailed analysis in the e-book on The Stock Market Collision Course at http://bit.ly/ATsmcc.

And what about the markets? Arch Crawford said that he’s currently looking at three time frames that have a high potential for a major pull-back in the equities markets: from now until the early Summer; during the month of October, 2014; and then in January, 2015.

While I agreed with that general outlook, I told him that I’m looking for the Grand Cross pattern this week to light the fuse for some intensified selling action in the equities markets, with prices declining into the solar eclipse on April 29.

Whether or not that will be a major crash remains to be seen, however. I think a more likely scenario is a correction instead of a crash, with the potential for a rebound as we move into May.

And, as I reminded Arch, he and I have both been at this market forecasting game long enough to recognize one thing: if we ever feel absolutely certain about what’s coming up in the markets, then it’s a pretty good signal that we’re wrong.

He laughed and agreed with me. Essentially, we are our own strongest contrary indicators.

He also reminded me of the famous quote from Walt Kelly’s Pogo comic strip (Arch and I are both old enough to remember reading Pogo in the Sunday funnies): “We have met the enemy, and he is us!”

7 comments

  1. thor1 says:

    arch crawford and tim bost?
    your money twice lost

    • timbost says:

      Not sure if I should say that misery loves company or just encourage you to come join the party!

      Losing is in fact a big part of trading. We just try to do it quickly and efficiently, without letting too much emotion get into the picture.

      With our Model Portfolio at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com so far this year, we’ve had exactly 50% winning trades and 50% losers. That kind of losing may be unacceptable for some traders, especially if they’re concerned about being right all the time.

      But those 50% of losing trades have averaged $237.81 per loss, while our winners have averaged $615.42 for each trade. We’re not at all unhappy with those results, although we do keep looking for ways to improve our performance.

  2. Robert says:

    ARCH CRAWFORD IS WRONG AGAIN !!!

    Once in a while, Arch is right, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    Arch has been wrong about a lot of things. He was wrong about the “major crash” that would occur in 2010. He was wrong about the crash that was to occur by February/March 2013. And he was wrong about the crash that was to occur sometime around the Cardinal Cross Climax in April 2014.

    Come on people. Arch is wrong far more often than he is right !!! In fact, he’s usually wrong. Arch keeps predicting crashes that never occur. But I guess it sells newsletter subscriptions.

    And for those of you who follow Astrology, Arch apparently has a Mars square Saturn in his chart. This is indicative of someone operating under a false premise in life. Not that he is false. He does believe what he says. But his thinking is flawed. His predictions are flawed. Someone getting away with it for years until the house of cards finally comes tumbling down.

    At this point, there are plenty of people who have been financially hurt by Arch Crawford’s predictions. It’s time for people to stop taking him seriously !!!

    He’s lost a lot of money for a lot of people. Me included.

  3. Arch says:

    • #1 Stk Mkt Timer for the 5-yr period ending June 1997, for the 2-yr period ending 2003, and the 2-yr period ending Oct 31, 2009 according to Hulbert Digest rating service. To be fair, he was in the bottom 10 in 2006, but was #1 Gold Timer that year according to Timer Digest rating service. You may have trouble finding a better record among the other 250 or so advisors.
    • Arch also predicted the Top Day and subsequent market CRASH in 1987 as outlined with articles from major Press listed in the Wikipedia page on FINANCIAL ASTROLOGY. (also read the TALK page associated with this for more info)
    • Robert Prechter of Elliott Wave Theorist said in an interview on London radio show with interviewer Dominic Frisby: “Arch Crawford probably has the best 30-year record in the business.”

  4. […] expressed concern about the then-upcoming cardinal grand cross, described as “transiting Jupiter conjoining the natal Sun and transiting Mars conjoining natal Saturn.” This apparently matches with the astrological […]

  5. […] expressed concern about the then-upcoming cardinal grand cross, described as “transiting Jupiter conjoining the natal Sun and transiting Mars conjoining natal Saturn.” This apparently matches with the astrological […]

  6. Mark Hulbert writes for MarketWatch of astrology and astronomic cycles includes recent input by Arch Crawford. Lists several scientific studies and the numbers associated with them.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-the-solar-eclipse-on-aug-21-will-mean-for-stocks-2017-07-25

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