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|
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