PostHeaderIcon Jupiter and Pluto Declination

When it comes to financial astrology, there is more to the subject than just planets appearing in certain signs. One must also be cognizant of the concept of declination, where declination is the amount (above or below) that a planet deviates from the ecliptic plane during orbit of the Sun. Think of the planets as race cars going around a track. Think of the race cars periodically rising above the track. That would be positive (or northerly) declination. The opposite would be negative (or southerly) declination.

Declination then opens itself to the notion of parallel and contra-parallel. Suppose two planets on a given day were both exhibiting positive declination. Suppose that on that day they were both at the same number of degrees of declination. That would be a parallel event. Suppose that two planets on a given day were experiencing declination – one positive and the other planet at negative declination. Suppose that at a particular day, one planet was at 12 degrees positive declination and the other planet at -12 degrees declination. That would be a contra-parallel event.

Consider now, some events involving Pluto and Jupiter that had significant bearing on the financial markets.

February 9 through mid-March, 2009: Jupiter and Pluto approached each other in declination, were at exact parallel (same degree of declination) on February 23 and then slowly drifted apart in degrees of declination until they were more than 2 degrees apart by mid-March. Leading up to this event, Gold prices had chopped sideways for 8 trading sessions prior. But, at February 9, a rally started that took Gold from $892 to $1004. Oddly enough, at February 23 when Jupiter and Pluto were exactly at parallel (the same degree of declination), the price of Gold peaked at $1004 and proceeded to fall all the way to year end where it traded at $867.

Significant price peak in Gold price August-September 2011: In 2011, Gold exhibited a massive price rally. But this all came to a halt in late August / early September 2011. I remember this time well as I found myself intrigued by the sudden failure of this rally that many were forecasting would take Gold to much higher prices. So what happened? Jupiter recorded a maxima point in its declination path is what happened.

May 19, 2012 through July 12, 2012: During this time span, Jupiter and Pluto were contra-parallel to each other. The price of Gold had reached $1800 in late February, 2012 before running out of steam. By mid-May, Gold price was back in the mid-$1500 range. On May 16, price recorded an inflection low point at $1526. What happened to trigger this? The answer is, on May 19 Jupiter and Pluto officially came into a contra-parallel declination setup. This contra-parallel event lasted until mid-July with Gold price thrashing about wildly. Price stayed firm and by the early days of October was setting up to test $1800 again. But, the price rally failed. Why? The answer is – Jupiter recorded another of its declination maxima levels.

January 1 through early April 2013: During this time span, Gold prices were trending lower and had been since Jupiter made its maxima declination in October 2012. Jupiter and Pluto were contra-parallel in the opening part of 2013. This situation ended in early April when their declinations moved more than 1.5 degrees apart. Just as contra-parallel was ending, Gold price exhibited a severe plunge from $1590 to $1321.

Late October 2013: Jupiter and Pluto briefly made another contra-parallel event in late October. Gold price was at $1361 at the date of contra-parallel, but could not hold. By year end (Dec 31 is the McWhirter first trade date for Gold), Gold prices had made an inflection low point of $1202.

June 17-July 20, 2014: Jupiter and Pluto were contra-parallel in declination. Two trading sessions ahead of the date when contra-parallel ended, Gold prices hit $1346. After this, prices steadily fell into November eventually hitting $1132.

June 17-July 20, 2014: Jupiter and Pluto were contra-parallel in declination. The 10 Year Treasury market drifted sideways to higher during this time. At the very day the contra-parallel ended, the 10 Year Treasury market recorded a peak and promptly proceeded to fall from 127.00 to 123.50.

And such is the power of declination. Whether the declination in and of itself is influencing mankind’s emotions or whether these parallel and contra-parallel events are being used to manipulate markets remains a hot topic for discussion. I am tending towards the latter idea…

There are software programs out there that will assist you in generating declination plots. In the absence of a software program, consider the data at the following link:

PostHeaderIcon Northern Dynasty – price drops as Astrology predicts

In a previous post on this site, I wrote about Northern Dynasty Mining and how its natal horoscope has a very positive KITE formation evident in it. I said in that blog post that the astrology was suggesting a price trend change in late February.

Well…say no more…have a look at the chart in this post and see for yourself what happened. I still believe in the story of Northern Dynasty and yes it will take time and money to make this mining project real. I shall be very alert to any coming astro events involving planets passing by the critical corners of the natal KITE pattern.

PostHeaderIcon Roll me a Big Fatty…..

Move over Colorado. Make room for Canada. This week the Canadian Parliament introduced framework legislation that (if all goes well) will see marijuana legalized in Canada come Summer 2018. As of here and now, weed for medical use is legal and a small handful of companies are licensed to grow the stuff and distribute to people medically authorized to buy. One of these companies is Canopy Growth, ticker symbol WEED. This is a young company and as such I do not have a good handle on how various astrology events affect its share price. But, what I have done is apply Pluto Quantum Lines to the WEED stock chart as follows:

I am quite pleased how these Quantum Lines are acting as support and resistance. I do hope you can utilize these lines in your trading strategy. Recall that a Quantum Line is calculated as {[heliocentric Planetary position * 1/N] + [360/N]} * (x) ; where N=1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256 etc… Pick a value of N so that the Quantum Lines fall within the trading range of the stock being analyzed. In the above equation x=1.000, 1.125, 1.25, etc…to create a whole family of Quantum Lines.

PostHeaderIcon Venus Retrograde 2017

Approximately every 1.5 years or so, Earth and Venus pass one another on their respective journeys around the Sun. As this passing occurs, to we mere observers on Earth, Venus appears to move into the Zodiac sign previous. For example, in early March 2017 Venus was mid-way through the sign of Aries. In early April 2017 Venus (now Retrograde) appeared to be in the sign previous – Pisces.

All too often these Venus Retrograde events align to a trend change on equity markets and 2017 was no exception. In fact, 2017 was a bit peculiar in that the Dow Jones hit a record high of over 21,000 points the trading day immediately prior to the onset of Venus Retrograde.

The trend on the Dow quickly flipped to negative and as at today, April 14 remains negative. This Retrograde event has seen the Dow lose 700 points.

Venus as at today has finished its Retrograde motion, but now we have Mercury Retrograde and that tends to be a similar story of losses and sharp volatility on equity markets. The good news is – once a declining market regains its “mojo” and the trend turns positive, some good money making opportunities arise.

Venus will again be Retrograde in October 2018 – so circle that time frame on your calendars and be ready…

PostHeaderIcon Astrology and the Chicago Board of Trade

It is one of my deeply held beliefs that the foundations of the American financial system are anchored in Astrology. In my annual Almanac publication I show how the Moon passing one of 4 key points in the 1792 natal birth horoscope of the NYSE all too often aligns to short, sharp inflection points on the Dow Jones Average and the S&P 500.

My readings have lately uncovered something else that supports my belief about Astrology being the anchor of the system.

It is reported that W.D.Gann followed the Jan 2, 1977 first trade natal horoscope for Wheat and Corn that trade on the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade – which is part of the CME Group today). It is also generally understood that he followed horoscope charts from 1848 and 1859. As it turns out, the CBOT was founded April 3, 1848 and on Feb 18, 1859 the Exchange received permission to self-regulate itself.

Here is the 1877 horoscope for Wheat and Corn. Note that the Ascendant and Mid-Heaven are in Cardinal Signs, namely Capricorn and Libra. Specifically, Sun is 12 Capricorn and MC is 15 Libra.

The above chart is the 1848 horoscope for the founding of the CBOT. Note that Sun and Moon are conjunct (New Moon), note that the New Moon is at 13 Aries which is 90 degrees to the Ascendant point in the wheat/Corn 1877 chart and note that Jupiter in the 1848 horoscope is at 12 Cancer which marks the Descendant point in the 1877 Wheat/Corn horoscope.

The above chart is the 1859 horoscope for the date when CBOT was granted self-regulatory status. Note Mars is at 13 Aries, which is the same point as the New Moon in the 1848 horoscope. Venus at 12 Capricorn is at the same location as the Ascendant in the 1877 Wheat/Corn horoscope. In both the 1848 and 1859 horoscopes, note further that Node is at 29 degrees of its sign.

Is all this purely accidental? Not a chance, I say.

It is peculiar occurrences like this between horoscope wheels that embolden my view that Astrology in past played a significant role in price movements on commodities. People like Gann and McWhirter were intuitive enough to figure this out and profited handsomely from their acumen. Fast forward to today and I still think the big boys like Goldman Sachs very quietly manipulate markets at key astrological events. Sadly, today very few people lend credence to Astrology which means the wizards that are using it have few barriers to success.

This is why I continue to author books on the subject of Financial Astrology. We must ensure this valuable correlation to the markets is not lost forever.

PostHeaderIcon Venus Retrograde (part 2)

Over the years, there have been a small group of stocks (perhaps by accident, perhaps by design) that have made their IPO debuts on the market during Venus Retrograde. The odd thing is, these stocks seemingly have a memory and on subsequent Venus Retrograde events have displayed increased volatility. A classic case is that of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) which IPO’d in May 2012 during a Venus Retrograde.

The following chart (generated in Market Analyst software) shows Facebook price action overlaid with Venus Retrograde events.

I will be watching Facebook closely during the coming Retrograde event. This could be a good buying opportunity. Keep your eye too on the coming IPO for tech concern SNAP ( a.k.a. Snapchat). It is setting up to IPO and its first trade date will be perhaps right at the start of Retrograde.

PostHeaderIcon Venus Retrograde (part 1)

Starting on March 4th and continuing for 40 days Venus will be Retrograde. As I explain in my 2017 Financial Astrology Almanac, Retrograde does not mean the planet suddenly starts moving backwards in the sky. Rather, it is passing Earth (think of 2 race cars around a circuit) because Venus travels around the Sun quicker (225 days) than Earth travels around the Sun (365 days). As it passes us, we see it appearing in various zodiac signs/constellations and to us it appears successively in signs that are in reverse (backwards) order on the zodiac. To the ancients, this must have been quite a sight and to the divine seers Retrogrades were highly esteemed events in the heavens.

There is a link between Retrograde events and financial markets. I still struggle with this. Do these events somehow affect our inner psyches? Or, do the wizards on Wall Street deliberately move the markets at Retrograde events to engineer more profitable trading opportunities?

The following chart (generated in Market Analyst software) shows that in 2007, the US equity markets hit a peak at Venus Retrograde and the 2009 lows came at a Venus Retrograde. Co-incidence? You tell me….

Since 2009, there have been other Venus Retrograde events too as the following chart shows (again created in Market Analyst software). Each time, the US equity markets have responded notably.

My eyes will be glued to the e-mini Dow futures for possible trading opportunities at the coming 40 day Retrograde event. If Wall Street wants to manipulate the market for 40 days starting on March 4, I can play that game too….

PostHeaderIcon Northern Dynasty Mining (TSX:NDM) – its hidden secret…

Northen Dynasty Mining has a hidden secret that few know about. It has the power of Astrology working for it.

Northern Dynasty Mining (TSX:NDM) is a classic textbook case of Astrology at work. The company started trading on a recognized financial exchange back in 2007. The following image depicts the planetary placements on the day it started trading. Note the odd looking shape that I have outlined in yellow on this horoscope. This pattern is what Astrologers call a ‘KITE’ and of all the patterns out there, this one is uber-powerful.

Northern Dynasty has been to hell and back what with its battles involving the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers. In my mineral exploration days I had a brief run-in with the Army Corps of Engineers and believe me – not a fun bunch of people. But despite all, NDM keeps surviving. This is the harmonious energies from the KITE formation at work in the background.

I analyze stocks using the 1937 McWhirter method. Simply put, I look for transiting planets to pass by the corner points of horoscope patterns and I also look for transiting Sun and Mars to pass by the natal Sun and natal Mars positions.

At one point in 2011, NDM was trading at the $21 level. But then, share price melted down. My analysis shows that this peak and subsequent reversal came as Mars and Sun both passed by the apex of the KITE pattern at 3 Pisces. This is classic Astrology at work.

In early 2016, the situation appeared grim when the share price hit 30 cents. Quite a tumble from $21 in 2011 to be sure. But, white knight investors came to the rescue and invested heavily in the company. Again transits of the corners of the KITE came into play. As the stock was hitting 30 cents, Mars was passing the natal Sun position. In mid-2016, the share price started to rally with determination, just as Sun and Venus were passing the corner of the KITE home to natal Moon and natal Mars.

Mid to late February, 2017 will see Sun transit the natal Node position. Coming into June,we will see Sun transit past the corner of the KITE where Sun and Mars reside. At each of these critical corner point transits, I will be looking for a price reaction. I doubt very much if price will suffer a melt-down at these transits. Rather, these transits could see sharp accelerations in trend to the upside. When using Astrology, it is critical that one use a suitable trend indicator such as the DMI (Directional Movement Indicator).

It gives me quite a thrill these days to be using chart indicators and Astrology to analyze stocks and commodities. Back in the day when I was a retail Investment Advisor I started down the road towards my CFA designation. Sadly, I had to withdraw after Level 2. I could not take the pompous arrogance any longer. Fast forward to today and I am happy to say that Astrology good and well warned of the 2008 market meltdown while the CFA Institute sat by with wide-eyed amazement as their dividend discount models crashed and burned.

If this blog has grabbed your attention, I have a number of published books available that will enlighten you on the subject of Financial Astrology. Meantime, keep your eye on Northern Dynasty Mining – this company is going places powered by Astrology….

PostHeaderIcon Jupiter Stationary Retrograde and the DOW

Had you talked to me on Feb 2, I would have pointed out that on my chart of the Dow futures, the Wilder Volatility Stop was setting up to switch to a negative trend. But, yet on Feb 3, the Dow decided to gap up and close ~180 points above the Feb 2 close. This is a classic case of Astrology at work. The natal birth horoscope for the NYSE has Jupiter at 22 Libra. As of here and now, transiting Jupiter is making its conjunction with  that natal Jupiter location. What’s more, this week-end, Jupiter turns Retrograde.

This intrigued me enough that I scrolled back in time to see what happened the last time Jupiter turned Retrograde. That happened on May 10, 2016. In that May 2016 time frame, the Dow was losing steam, but suddenly it surges 200 points just as Jupiter is about to turn Retro. And again, today, we see Jupiter not only touching the natal Jupiter point, but also about to turn Retro and the Dow puts on a head of steam and moves up in a market that is looking like it may want to lose ground.

Such are the the subtle nuances of using Financial Astrology to look for coming inflection points (as I like to call them) on the markets.

Dow Jones and Jupiter Retrograde

PostHeaderIcon This 1921 Model Could Change Your Life….

As the above image shows, circular motion around the circumference of a circle can be translated into a cosine curve. This is not a new phenomenon. The mathematics relating circular motion to sinusoidal curves dates back to the ancient Babylonians. Our formal knowledge of this branch of mathematics reached a pinnacle with the work of Newton, Euler and others in the 1600s and 1700s.

What if we had circles all of varying sizes being translated into sinusoidal curves? What if we combined the sinusoidal outputs and smoothed the outputs into one curve? Such was the question posed by mathematicians such as French thinker Joseph Fourier. His work opened the door to the notion of the Fourier sequence.

The Dow and Gann

The concept of a curve with some pattern to it then takes us into the realm of the stock market. In the late 1800s, Charles Dow was the first to postulate that there appeared to be a repetitive pattern to the Dow Index of 30 stocks. Those that followed, including W.D. Gann, made the connection to planetary motions and periodicities of pairs of planets. This opened the door to a full blown application of astrology and to people like McWhirter with her New Moon analysis.

Harmonics and Astronomy

Thanks to the work of W.D. Gann, it soon was laid down that there was a 20 year cycle behind the action of the markets. This 20 year cycle could be expressed as two 10 year cycles. These 10 year cycles then acted as the fundamental frequency, or First Harmonic. Gann refined this 20 year notion into the heliocentric synodic period of Saturn and Jupiter – which he dubbed his Master Cycle. The actual synodic period of these two great planets is 19.853 years and the half-period is 9.929 years.

Prof. Weston

In 1921 a person identified as Prof. Weston from Washington D.C. further analysed 600 months of Dow Jones data and using Fourier analysis and cosine mathematics he laid down the idea that the Dow Jones could be described by way of 4 (harmonics) cosine curves – a 20 month curve, a 28 month curve, a 10 month curve and a 14 month curve – all blended together.

He went on to describe how the 20 month curve begins in November of the 1st year of the 10 year cycle and another 20 month cycle begins in November of the 5th year of the 10 year cycle.
He said the 28 month cycles began in July of the 3rd and 7th years of the 10 year cycle.
The 10 month cycle begins in November of the 9th year of the 10 year cycle.
The 14 month cycle begins in September of the 10th year of the 10 year cycle.

Let’s test this Prof. Weston notion using the S&P 500. Jupiter and Saturn (heliocentric) were at conjunction in April 1981, thus marking the start of a Gann Master Cycle. Weston says a 20 month cycle should start in November 1981. The following chart illustrates this cycle – November 1981 through July 1983 = 20 months.

Weston says another 20 month cycle should start in November 1985 (fifth year of the 10 year cycle). The following chart illustrates this cycle – November 1985 through July 1987) = 20 months. As the following chart shows, the Weston 20 month cycle started just shortly after a key 1985 low and concluded mere weeks ahead of the a key price peak that culminated in the nasty 1987 crash.

Weston says a 10 month cycle will start in November of the 9th year (1989) of the 10 year half-Master cycle. Note how the end of this 10 month cycle landed within a week or so of a key market low.

And so it goes. This is exactly the type of stuff that I strive to share with subscribers to my Astrology E-Alert newsletter. The 1920s and 1930s were an amazing time. A handful of people with deep astrology knowledge came to understand the cycles that drive the financial markets. Sadly, this knowledge, starting in the 1940s, was swept aside by what I like to call the ‘academic crowd’. People at Yale and Harvard with too much time on their hands started to develop inane theories like the Efficient Market Hypothesis, Modern Portfolio Theory and the Efficient Frontier. Chart technical analysis was poo-pooed upon as being akin to voodo science.   This effort by the academics ended up laying the foundations for today’s modern investment industry. You know – the industry that makes billions of dollars every year by siphoning fees from Mr and Mrs Average Investor who are told to buy and hold as investing is for the long term. The industry that I was a part of from 2002-2007 until I got sick of the bullshit and the fee-grabbing nonsense.

My goal here at InvestingSuccess remains as it always has been – to ensure the science of astrology is not lost. To ensure that Mr and Mrs Average Investor have access to the basics of astrology so they can start to make better market timing decisions to sidestep major market pitfalls.

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