Tom O’Brien Show Interview

I got an invitation a few days ago to connect with the Tom O’Brien Show on TFNN.

I accepted, of course.

Actually the invitation came from Larry Pesavento. He was filling in for Tom O’Brien as the guest host on his syndicated program.

When we connected on the air on July 10, Larry and I had a chance to chat about the effects of Mercury retrograde.

It was an appropriate topic, since we had experienced some glitches in our connection as we set up for the interview that day.

We also took a look at the big rally in bitcoin, and joked about the rapid rise in the cryptocurrency.

“It’s not behaving like a bubble,” Larry commented.

Recording From The Tom O’Brien Show

Our chat was a brief one, but we did touch on some significant points about astro-trading, and discussed the Bitcoin Astrology book as well.

Here’s the video clip from the program:


 

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July 6 – Mark Your Calendar

We’ve got a big event coming up on July 6!

It’s our first-ever Astro-Trading Intensive.

This special program is designed to get you up to speed with the essentials of astro-trading FAST.

It’s going to be a remarkable experience.

We’re packing an incredible amount of information and hands-on training into a full days online event.

Check out this video for a quick review:


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Arch Crawford Talks War

Arch Crawford was the first thing Larry Pesavento mentioned when I joined him on his show yesterday.

Arch Crawford

Arch Crawford

“Tim,” he said, “we had one of your biggest fans on yesterday – Arch Crawford!”

I told Larry that I indeed consider Arch Crawford a dear friend.

He’s also one of the best-know financial astrologers.

But, Larry said, Arch told his audience that current astrological alignments point to to the possibility of war before the end of the month.

His latest forecast has been stirring up some very concerns.

That’s why Larry Pesavento had brought him on his Trade What You See program on TFNN the previous day. Arch had had an opportunity then to fill in some the details about what he’s seeing for the weeks ahead.

What Arch Crawford Had To Say

When Arch had been on Larry’s show on Wednesday, he warned of “hostility, terrorism and outright war” just ahead.

“This is a world condition,” he explained, “and as such it’s hard to determine who will and who will not be affected.

“It does touch our president’s horoscope chart, which increases the likelihood of US involvement.

“Neptune is highlighted, and there may be religious elements to certain areas of this turbulence, and perhaps drug connections as well to others.”

“These effects will likely take hold in the latter half of this month.

“This is not a joke!”

Do I Agree With This Forecast?

Quite naturally, Larry wanted to know if I agreed.

Does my own assessment match the view of Arch Crawford?

What’s really going on?

It was a great springboard for a very engaging conversation.

We not only talked about Arch and his forecasts.

We also discussed Y2K, bitcoin, and the current Mars alignments.

And we talked about current conditions in the stock market.

Here’s the entire interview segment:


 

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Best Week Of The Year

We’ve just finished up the best week of the year so far for the stock market.

In fact, it was a roaring rally.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 4.41% for the week.

The Russell 2000 was up 1.95%.

The NASDAQ Composite added 3.88% compared to the week before.

And the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.71% to guarantee a prime spot in the financial headlines.

What Was Behind The Best Week?

The trading action provided a remarkable contrast to the downturn in May.

But exactly what was behind the best week of the year?

According to the mainstream financial media, a lot of the credit goes to the Federal Reserve.

Acting As Appropriate

Speaking in Chicago on Tuesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell discussed “recent developments involving trade negotiations and other matters.”

“We do not know how or when these issues will be resolved,” he said.

“We are closely monitoring the implications of these developments for the U.S. economic outlook and, as always, we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, with a strong labor market and inflation near our symmetric 2 percent objective.”

That promise to “act as appropriate” created an instant market reaction.

An Accurate Forecast

But here’s the interesting thing about the best week of the year, the one that we’ve just completed.

We knew it was coming ahead of time.

And it really had nothing to do with Jerome Powell’s speech on Tuesday.

Although we didn’t specifically say it would be the best week of the year so far, we definitely saw this week’s stock market rally coming.

It was because we saw a Mars/Kronos conjunction just ahead.

We know that Transneptunians are powerful market movers.

Mars Kronos Best Week

The Mars/Kronos conjunction was a precursor to the best week of the year so far.

But when we made that forecast last Saturday, a rally certainly wasn’t a sure thing.

After all, when we did our special webinar last weekend on Transneptunian timing factors in the markets, the markets had just completed a month of surprising losses.

Nobody was looking for the best week of the year.

Confidence in a big price move was definitely lagging.

The Mars/Kronos Effect

But during that in-depth advanced training session we did a deep-dive into all the potential effects of the current Mars/Kronos conjunction.

That’s a relatively rare planetary alignment that often signals extreme events in politics, in social or public affairs, in international relations, and in business and the financial markets.

Last Saturday’s webinar was an extraordinarily powerful session.

One of the key take-aways was that even after the exact Mars/Kronos alignment, we can still expect to see its effects continuing to play out in geopolitics and market action for a number of weeks to come.

That’s exactly what’s been going on now.

But that wasn’t all we talked about in the webinar.

In-Depth Webinar Transneptunian Training

We also took a look at:

To find out more about the continuing impact of this powerful event, and about what we can expect in the coming weeks, be sure to check out the webinar recording.

You can get it at:

https://cleostbc.samcart.com/products/trouble-at-the-top—marskronos-trransneptunian-trading-training-video

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Euro Bottom Just Ahead?

Are we facing a euro bottom?

Is this a good time to buy the currency?

While euro bottom questions are typically the concern of avid FOREX traders, this time the query came from a different source.

My step-daughter Jennifer was visiting us for a few days. We were relaxing with drinks on the patio overlooking the river.

Making Summer Plans

She was talking about her plans for the rest of the summer.

Jennifer and her husband will be spending most of July in France.

She loves vacationing there. And for this visit she’s already making a list of new things to check out.

Earlier that day she had popped in at a local coffee bar, and had struck up a conversation with the barista, who, it turned out, was a native Parisian.

By the time Jennifer had gotten her latte, she had also gotten a couple of suggestions about great restaurants to try in Paris.

She’s eager to check them out.

But, she asked me, what’s the outlook for the euro?

“The last time we went to France the exchange rate was really high,” she said. “I don’t remember the exact rate, but I do know it took a lot of dollars to get euros.”

Complicated Math

She shrugged.

“I got kind of confused with the math. So to keep things simple, I just doubled the money in my mind. If something cost 15 euro, I figured I was was really spending 30 dollars. That seemed to work out pretty well.”

That’s why she wanted to know about the current exchange rate.

When I told her that you could currently get one euro for about $1.12, she seemed quite pleased.

“That’s great!” she said. “Our money will go a lot farther this trip. But do you think it will stay low? I mean, should we be getting some euro now to plan ahead for our vacation?”

Looking At A Euro Bottom

I told her that I’d do a little research.

I started by running a cycle analysis based on the EUR/USD trading history. Here’s what I came up with:

euro bottom cycle chart

When I showed Jennifer that chart, she was quick to react. The euro bottom seemed pretty obvious.

“It definitely looks like the time to be buying euro,” she said.

I cautioned her that cycle projections are just that – projections.

“This is certainly not a guarantee that we’re at an absolute bottom now,” I said. “But it does look like prices will be going up from here.”

An Astro Confirmation

Later that day, as I was putting together some material for an upcoming webinar on Transneptunian effects, I decided to take a look at the historic impacts of Mars/Kronos conjunctions on the price of the euro.

We have a Mars/Kronos conjunction coming up on June 2nd.

The back-testing chart was quite revealing:

While the astrological back-testing doesn’t guarantee that a euro bottom is in any more than the cycle analysis does, it interesting to see.

It definitely suggests that this may indeed be a good time to go euro shopping.

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New Transneptunian Explorations Coming

We’re getting ready to launch a new Transneptunian program.

This new service is the result of ongoing requests from readers and subscribers.

Many of them seem particularly intrigued (or confused) by the Transneptunian Factors and their role in astro-trading.

Over the years, we’ve dealt with such questions on a case-by-case basis. I’ve posted on this blog, written articles, conducted webinars, and had lots of one-on-discussions, on Skype, via telephone, or in person.

For example, we’ve done some extensive studies of the role of the Sun and Kronos in tracking the trading action for Gold.

We’ve also examined the results of Jupiter and Admetos interactions.

And the list goes on.

New Transneptunian Directions

But now, thanks to a steady demand, it’s definitely time for a new Transneptunain program.

We’ll be launching it soon.

New Transneptunian Program

As we make plans for this exciting new program, I’d like to invite you to join us in the planning process.

Participate By Taking Our Survey

To make that happen, start by taking our 3-minute survey.

It will give you an opportunity to talk about what interests you most, what questions you have, and what new Transneptunian discussions you’d like to see us have.

Be sure to include your contact information when you take the survey.

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We’ll be sharing more information very soon!

 

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Bitcoin Rally Revives Bullish Fever

Thanks to the current bitcoin rally, the cryptocurrency world in general is getting lots of attention.

There’s been a resurgence of bullish interest in bitcoin during recent weeks.

A lot of bullish interest.

The fabled cryptocurrency has surged to new highs, hitting price levels not seen for the past 10 months.

It’s now trading well above $8,000.

In fact, as this is being written it’s just topped $8,600!

A Fresh Bitcoin Rally

What’s behind the sudden frenzy creating a fresh bitcoin rally?

According the Michael Hartnett, the chief investment strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the dramatic move to the upside is a signal that global recession fears are growing steadily.

The bitcoin rally could in fact be an indication that we’re experiencing a massive and precipitous collapse of confidence in the world’s governments and in the core structure of the international financial system.

But Hartnett theorizes that global investors are investing in bitcoin not because they believe it is a safe haven asset in times of uncertainty and instability.

He says it’s because they are looking for high-risk, high-reward investments.

He argues that low interest rates on bond yields since the financial collapse in 2008 has left investors starved of profits, sending them into a global “greed trade” across corporate, emerging market, and crypto securities.

Dystopian Loss of Faith

Hartnett’s analysis resonates with a comment earlier this year by John Normand, JPMorgan’s head of cross-asset fundamental strategy.

He noted that “We have long been skeptical of cryptocurrencies’ value in most environments other than a dystopian one characterized by a loss of faith in all major reserve assets (dollar, euro, yen, gold) and in the payments system.”

Dystopian is a strong word, but with the broad economic implications of the Trump-China trade war it may not be inappropriate.

Tim Bost with New Book

From an astrological perspective, however, the surge in bitcoin prices is not too surprising. In the Bitcoin Astrology book (which I co-authored with Bill Meridian, Goncalo Moreira, Christeen Skinner and Wendy Stacey), there’s a note (on page 112) of a winning bitcoin trading strategy.

It’s a particularly bullish solar cycle.

It currently has a track record of successfully predicting a bitcoin rally 86 percent of the time.

That bullish solar transit has been in play since late April.

It continued through the trading week just behind us.

And this last time around, it brought a boost in the price of bitcoin of roughly 52%!

Mars-Hades bitcoin rally

Coming up next, we expect to see a significant impact on bitcoin from the Mars/Hades conjunction on May 27.

As our back-testing chart shows, we can expect this planetary combination to bring about three weeks of congested trading.

That’s likely to be followed by another surge triggering a fresh bitcoin rally.

The zodiac position of this Mars/Hades conjunction is also worth noting; we’ve pointed to it on the 90º dial for the bitcoin inception horoscope.

Midpoint Triggers

It triggers the following midponts:

Mars/Admetos [a sinking market]

Mercury/Saturn [price excursions]

Mercury/Uranus [exciting news]

Uranus/Apollon [expansion by leaps and bounds]

Jupiter/Hades [a shortage of money but good luck in black market dealings].

Based on those planetary activations, we can certainly expect to see plenty of bitcoin trading excitement during the months ahead!

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Knights Templar Astro-Trading?

I really didn’t expect the Knights Templar to get into the conversatio.

I had a great interview with Larry Pesavento on his Trade What You See program yesterday.

We talked about trends in the markets, of course.

But our whole conversation was really wide-ranging.

We went from William Lilly and horary astrology to short-term trading cycles and J. P. Morgan.

And at one point Larry made a surprising comment.

I had been describing some intriguing facts about astrological history, and he told me that “it sounds like something coming out of the Knights Templar!”

He was apparently hinting at conspiracy theories, but I’m not sure.

Maybe it’s something I should look into.

Check out this video of our interview. Then tell me what you think:

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An Exceptional Jupiter Retrograde Station

A Jupiter retrograde station isn’t terribly rare,

We get one every year, followed by a direct station about four months later.

When we back-test the impact of Jupiter retrograde stations on the price action in the S&P 500 Index, we get a pretty straightforward picture of their effect:

The stock market index typically rallies for about three weeks prior to the date of the station, and then goes into a period of congested trading before moving into a decline about three weeks following the retrograde station.

This is the usual market behavior when we lump all Jupiter retrograde stations together, regardless of their zodiac position.

Taken as a group, the Fire sign examples of the Jupiter retrograde station look like this in their average impact on the S&P:

A look at the Jupiter retrograde station examples in mutable signs reveals their similarity to the average Jupiter retrograde station results overall. It looks like this:

When we examine Jupiter retrograde stations as distinguished by their individual zodiac sign, however, we discover that the market’s reaction can vary widely, depending on the particular zodiac sign involved.

Jupiter retrograde stations in Aries and Scorpio, for example, bring more bearish responses, while those in Cancer and Libra tend to be more bullish. And then there’s Sagittarius.

The S&P action when Jupiter goes retrograde in Sagittarius is strongly bullish.

The Last Jupiter Retrograde Station In Sagittarius Was In 2007

It’s been a long time since we saw the last Jupiter retrograde station in Sagittarius.

Jupiter Retrograde Station 2007

The last time we had a Jupiter retrograde station in Sagittarius, on April 5, 2007, the S&P 500 responded with a strong two-month rally supported by a Gann line, with the index climbing by more than six percent before it broke support. Four months later, on October 11, 2007, the S&P set a new record high of 1576.09 after adding an additional three percent to its upward move. That high, of course, led to the sell-off culminating in the crash of 2008, marking the beginning of the Great Recession. The S&P wouldn’t get back to trading at its 2007 high price levels until April 2013.

That’s important to us today because Jupiter is about to go retrograde at 24º Sagittarius on Wednesday, April 10.

We expect a bullish response, although it may include some trading consolidation along the way. That positive expectation is reinforced by the Jupiter station’s position relative to the chart for the New York Stock Exchange – it activates the Uranus/Kronos midpoint, suggesting a sudden surge to new trading highs.

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Trading Turn Just Ahead

The Spring Equinox is coming up fast, giving us an opportunity for an important trading turn.

It’s big enough to impact all the markets.

The equinox marks the passage of the Sun into Aries.

It’s the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere, and the start of Autumn south of the equator.

It was a favorite timing indicator for trading turn calculation by W. D. Gann, the pioneering astro-trader.

Gann also marked the date prominently on his trading squares and wheels as he pondered the market action with his unique price and time tools.

Setting Up A Trading Turn

This year’s Spring Equinox is on March 20 – that’s less than a week away.

It’s going to be especially powerful. That’s why we’re looking for to trigger a significant trading turn.

Why is this one more powerful than usual?

It’s because the astrological events surrounding the equinox create a piling-on effect.

This year the Spring Equinox comes on the same day as a Full Moon.

In fact, those two events are less than four hours apart.

And on top of that, we’ll be getting lots of extra action in planetary declination on the same day.

The Sun will be parallel the current two-eclipse midpoint.

The Sun will be parallel the January eclipse antiscion.

The Sun will be parallel the eclipse point from the solar eclipse last August.

And the Sun will also be parallel the eclipse antiscion from that same August solar eclipse.

Since some of that planetary action will be precise in the hours following the closing bell on March 20, we may actually see the trading turn hitting on March 21 instead.

But whether a trading turn comes on March 20 or on March 21, the current uptrend suggests a shift to the downside.

That gives a reason to believe that a trading turn next week will mark a short-term trading top.

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