Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The 13-Year Cycle

I want to apologize first to my readers. There have been a few comments awaiting moderation for a long time. I only realized yesterday that I needed to check for these.  I was so happy to see them when I finally checked. I am going to address one of the comments now. The reader asks:
Question: Does Bradley explain in his book what causes the 13 Year Low Cycle also seen in major indexes like the $SPX? Is it another conjunction of some exact type?
A very good chart is here on Mr. Bussiere's site:
Chart: http://astrocycle.net/SC/spx_M.png 
I want to encourage you to have a look at Bussiere's site. It contains a lot of excellent research into economic cycles. Many thanks to my reader for showing me this site. I have added it to my blog list on the right.

The 13-year cycle that is referred to in the above chart is in fact addressed by Cowan. He calls this cycle the "666-Week Beast" cycle, in reference of course to Revelation 13:
 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. 
The dates of the 13-year (or 666-week) cycle referred to by Bussiere are
  • September 1974 Low
  • 1987 High
  • 2000 High
  • September 2013 High?
Let's look at these one at a time, but first let's see what happened 13 years previously, in 1962.

--------1962 High--------

The markets peaked in March, 1962, just before a steep 3-month drop. I don't have a good image of this, but you can see a nice graph in this article.

In March that year, Mars and Venus came into a special configuration with the Earth. Mars, Venus and Earth were all near 72° harmonics, with Mars and Venus each about 144° from Earth, together forming what Cowan refers to as a Golden Triangle on the Great Pentagram.

March 1962 Beast Cycle
The Beast Cycle is triggered when the fastest planet, Venus, reaches its Golden Triangle Apex, which occurred on March 16, right at the S&P peak at around 71.2 before the crash.

--------1974 Low--------

In 1974 the markets made a double-bottom.

DJIA: 1974 Double Bottom
It is the 2nd bottom that we are interested in. In December 1974, Mars, Venus and Earth again formed a Golden Triangle.
December 1974 Beast Cycle
It is worth noting that the first scanning of a UPC barcode was made in June, 1974 (source: Wikipedia). Hmmmmm.

--------1987 High--------

The October 19, 1987 crash was known as Black Monday. The Dow dropped over 508 points, or 22.6% that day, the largest single day percentage drop in history.
DJIA: 1987 Crash
Mars, Venus and Earth had formed a Golden Triangle 2 days earlier.

October 1987 Beast Cycle
Looking at the series of Beast Cycles above, you can see that each one is rotated 72° clockwise from the previous. The overlay of the 3 above Golden Triangles produces a completed pentagram, which Cowan refers to as the Beast Triple Triangle.

--------2000 High--------

The Dot-Com bubble double peaked in March, 2000, as Mars conjoined Jupiter near an 18° harmonic. A smaller double peak formed shortly after in early July and early September.
Nasdaq: 2000 High
The Beast Cycle was triggered August 3rd, just between the 2 lesser double peaks.
August 2000 Beast Cycle


The Beast Cycle of 2013 will trigger May 21.

May 2013 Beast Cycle


  1. Today is May 21. What are the expertes saying to the star constellations?

    Thanks for the clarifications!

    Kind regards,


    1. Hi M., I'm looking for a high today, with a significant correction. However, I think we may see higher prices in a few months. Please see this post:

      SPX Pattern Inversion

  2. Thanks platy for the quick response. I have indeed read the report, you mention. Nice work! At the top of this report, it mentioned that the top might be in September 2013 - that would be inline with the SPX Pattern Inversion report.

    Thanks a lot for the update.