Saturday, December 29, 2012

Major January Turn Dates

The important 12/21/12 Mayan alignment of  heliocentric Saturn-Venus conjunction trine Neptune and Earth has apparently reversed both equities and metals.

On this day we saw the flash crash in equities that took almost 50 points off S&P futures in about an hour, reversing a bull run that had begun in mid-November. Also at this time, metals finally ended a major multi-day decline.

12/21/2012: Nasdaq and Saturn-Venus Conjunction near 36° trine Earth near 72° and Neptune.
December 28 was an S&P Ceres 36° cycle so we should get a bump up here but the major trend is probably still down.

12/28/12: S&P Ceres 36° Cycle

January should be very interesting as we have several important dates coming up.


January 1, S&P: Geocentric Mars 36° cycle.

January 3, S&P: Geocentric Ceres 36° opposes Venus 72°.

January 9, Nasdaq: Geocentric Mars 72° cycle.

Mars cycles are usually pretty reliable short to medium-term trend change indicators, and probably more important to equities than the Ceres-Venus opposition, which may be more important to metals. My guess is a move up into Dec 31 or Jan 2 (markets are closed Jan 1) as a counter-move to the Dec 28 Ceres cycle low before moving back down.

Next we have 2 major turn windows, January 16-18 and January 23-25.

January 16, S&P: Heliocentric Saturn 18° cycle trine Neptune, Mars and Ceres. Also Jupiter 36° opposes Venus 72°

January 18, S&P: Neptune-Mars conjunction near 72° trine Saturn and Ceres. The conjunction makes a Great Triangle with Venus and Earth.

January 18, Nasdaq: Geocentric Uranus 18° cycle. The last 2 Nasdaq Uranus 18° cycles were both 2 days late and marked an important top and bottom, respectively. Uranus is very slow moving so an exact date is hard to pinpoint.

January 23, Nasdaq: Heliocentric Ceres 72° cycle Trine Saturn, Mars/Neptune.

January 25, S&P: Heliocentric Mars, Earth and Venus form a 72° Golden Triangle. The same day on the geocentric chart, the Moon's nodes are at major harmonics square Mars. This is a very powerful configuration.

The important 12/21/12 Mayan alignment of  heliocentric Saturn-Venus conjunction near Nasdaq's 36° trine Neptune and Earth has apparently reversed the equities bull run, so it appears likely that the trend will remain down into the mid to late January turn windows, where a double bottom would make sense.

I would like to add here a chart from one of my long time anonymous readers, who uses the Seasonal Chain Relative method with historic DOW values and Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus heliocentric longitudes to approximate future behavior. Please refer to the comments in this thread to see the amazing track record of this reader. In this model, the next low occurs January 10, although because of the slow moving planets, the dates can be off by up to 2 weeks. (The graph is meant to highlight directional changes with time, so values in price may not be accurate.)

This implies an alternate scenario where equities bottom near the January 9 Nasdaq geocentric Mars 72° cycle and then move up into the January 16-18 turn window.


January 3, gold and silver: Geocentric Ceres-Venus opposition at major harmonics.

January 6, silver: Geocentric Ceres 36°.

January 9, gold: Geocentric Ceres 72°.

January 16, gold and silver: Heliocentric Jupiter-Venus opposition at major harmonics.

In the near term I think it makes sense to see a small spike down on January 3 (stop kicking double bottom with December 20) that would mark the beginning of a small bull run into mid-January.

Next is a major turn window, January 18-21:

January 18, gold and silver: Heliocentric Neptune-Mars Conjunction at silver's 72° (gold's 36°) harmonic trine Saturn, Ceres; at the same time, Earth is 144° away at silver's 72° (gold's 36°).

January 21, gold and silver: Earth, Mars/Neptune, Venus Golden Triangle 72°

It is interesting that the major turn window for metals coincides approximately with the major turn windows of equities above. Since equities have been trending counter to metals we can logically guess then that this time period will mark a major top in metals. Combining this with the gold roadmap, we might expect one of the early January dates for metals to make a double bottom with the December 20 low before rising into the January 18-21 turn window, then falling back down to major long time support in the Spring.

My anonymous reader has provided us with a chart for gold (see comments) using the Seasonal Chain Relative method and Mars, Ceres and Jupiter longitudes. In this model, gold bottoms in late May just as equities are topping in the earlier graph.

If the equities alternate scenario plays out, then we may see metals topping at their Ceres cycles (silver on Jan 6, gold on Jan 9) and moving down into the January 18-21 time frame.


  1. Being new to your site --when you say a major turn date for metals on Jan.18th-21th-are you talking about a decline or a move up?
    So in general when you say a major turn date are you referring to a up or down move


    1. Hi Robert, welcome to my blog!

      With the harmonics method I use I cannot tell in advance whether a turn date will be a high or a low. Generally though, as we move into the date, if the trend is up it will reverse down, and if the trend is down it will reverse up.

      I try to combine other methods with my harmonics work to come up with a picture of what I think might happen. It is a very difficult thing to do though, so please don't take my projections too seriously.

      In this case, I am thinking that the Jan 18-21 turn date will be a high. This is partially based on the assumption that the Dec 20 low will hold. So if that breaks I need to re-think everything.

  2. Platy, I use TTheory as I have mentioned before, and I have a system which can sometimes pinpoint lows, please note it is not 100% reliable, but it is pointing the 24th Jan as a low. Which is tieing in well with your dates above. I do give it a day or two either side.

    There are a couple of exceptions which normally can be spotted in real time, so if I see a change I will update :))


    1. Good to know Crisstoff, thanks and keep us updated!

    2. This was very quickly negated so my original T for mid Jan is still valid.


  3. Any thought on the heliocentric merc in sag for a small move this week ? Do you think pms are going with or against indexes right now I'm a little confused ? Thx

    1. I don't study traditional astrology so I don't know the impact of helio merc in sag. What do you think will happen?

      I think PMs and indexes are trading inversely right now.

  4. Wow great report Platy, welldone :-)

  5. platy,
    Good morning, and wishing you Happy newyear again,
    do you do anything on Copper atall????

    how copper might do in 2013
    thank you

    1. Hi Vick :)

      No I have never looked at copper. It would be a good one to do!

  6. Platy have you read any of the other books by Cowan? just wondering if they are worth a look as well. noticed on his site there are a couple more books by him as well as a software program. any input would be helpful. thanks in advance

    1. I have his other books and have read parts of them. I think there is some good information in there but PTCT is the best of his books.

    2. Hi.

      Does anyone have any suggestions for pentagonal software for windows?

      Thanks in advance

    3. Have you looked into Cowan's software?

  7. Thank you Platy, Great info, bookmarked this site into my daily read list. I guess i should slowly close all my longs/miners in the next 2-3 months as i dont see much upside...

    1. Thanks Anonymous. I think equities are going back up after the January dip.

    2. Yes, i guess i will be completely out by April/ May in 2013. sell in May and go awayyyyy (till end of 2015)

    3. Thanks Platy.

      Yes and it seems the most likely choice.

  8. Hi Crisstoff,
    Thanks for your work.