Monday, June 20, 2011

Conjunctions, and the Real Cause of the 2011 Market Crash

We have seen that as more than one planet meets a harmonic cycle point at the same time it adds strength to the market reversal. When the planets meet at the same harmonic cycle point at the same time, the effect is even more powerful. In this case, the planets appear in the same location of the Zodiac, as viewed from the Sun. This is called a conjunction.
Conjunctions are so powerful that they can affect the market even when they occur some distance from the ideal harmonic cycle point, which are fixed locations on the Zodiac. How far away from these fixed points can they be to cause market shifts? I'm not sure, but the larger the planet, the further it can be. It will take some experience to get a better feel for this but I took a stab at it and added it to the case study we have been using.

Planetary Influence on the Nasdaq
Conjunctions are identified in white. I have added Chiron conjunctions since they seem to account for a couple of the turn dates I could not otherwise identify, but I'm not sure whether this was justified, so we will leave these as questionable. There are still a couple of other important turns dates that I have not yet been able to account for, but hopefully with experience these will be identified.

As usual, the planets further from the Sun carry more weight, and in this case the Mars-Jupiter conjunction on May 18 is the one that really counts. The last time this conjunction occurred was March 7, 2009, and this event was identified by Cowan as being responsible for the 2009 stock market low. Cowan further predicted that its return would cause the market to top, as shown on his website. Both the 2009 and 2011 conjunctions occurred near the primary harmonic points, at 72°. Even though the Nasdaq futures actually topped on May 1, it is quite a remarkable prediction, made 2 years in advance.

It should be noted that there was a geocentric (with the Earth in the middle) Mars-Jupiter conjunction on May 1, however, Cowan specifically states that the heliocentric, not the geocentric configuration should be used. So we must not be tempted to attribute the geocentric conjunction to the actual cause of this historic market turn.

Coming soon: The planetary explanation for Martin Armstrong's Economic Confidence Model

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Rest of the Planets

Of course the information provided here should not be used alone in making investment choices. Rather, you can look at it as kind of a "heads up" when something big might be right around the corner. Just something to be on the lookout for. I keep a watch list on the right side of the blog for potential planetary influences. But I can't explain all turn dates, and not all planetary harmonic dates result in changes of trend. And sometimes the dates can be off, especially when multiple planets or the outer slow-moving planets are involved. And I am new to this and still learning.

So let's see what other planets are involved in the recent stock market activity that we have been looking at. In previous posts we looked at Venus and Mercury's 18° harmonic cycles.

Planetary Influences on the Stock Market
In the graph above, Earth and Mars 18° harmonic cycles are added. Recall that Mercury is indicated by an orange "M". You will also see Ceres on this plot. Ceres is a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

So we now have several planets putting downward pressure on the market at its highest peaks, often at the same time. What happens when 2 planets' harmonic cycles occur at the same time? Do they cancel each other out? No, instead, they add strength to the reversal. So it seems the markets had hardly a chance against so many forces occurring together.

If I have done this correctly, all 18° and above cycles for all the planets (the ones that "count") have been identified in the graph above. (Pluto, Neptune, and the Moon are not discussed by Cowan as objects that influence the markets, so I ignore them all.)

And yet, the story is still not finished.......

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Mercury Effect

Mercury is closer to the Sun, so it has less influence on the markets than Venus. But it travels faster around the Sun, so it impacts the markets every few days.

Here is the graph we looked at before, this time with Mercury's 18° harmonic cycle added. These are indicated with an orange M.

The Impact of Venus and Mercury cycles on the Nasdaq

There is much more to the story. Venus alone is not powerful enough to have stopped such a mega 2 year bull cycle in its tracks around May 1, and not even Venus and Mercury together. So what did it? We will explore that in later post.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Venus' Influence on the Stock Market

Welcome to my first post.

After reading Bradley Cowan's book "Pentagonal Time Cycle Theory" I wondered if I could use it to aid in my stock market trading. I will use this blog to demonstrate Cowan's theory and put it to the test. Maybe it can help you too.

Let's start by looking at Venus' influence on the stock market. Venus and its 36° half-resonance points (as defined by Cowan) appear to be giving strong indicators of turn dates (or trend reversal dates) in the current market. In other words, every time Venus travels 18 degrees around the heliocentric Zodiac (with the Sun in the middle), it seems to cause the Nasdaq to reverse course.

As Cowan explains, the Nasdaq is the preferred index to analyze due to its volatility, best reflecting traders' emotions. I am using Nasdaq futures since they operate after hours, therefore providing a more complete record.

Venus' influence on the Nasdaq

 You can see that the 18° Venus harmonic cycle picked up most of the important recent turn dates. We will investigate other planetary influences in later posts.

The next date to watch for Venus is June 25. Will the Nasdaq reverse course that day?
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