Monday, October 31, 2011


We have seen how Uranus influences the markets over many decades, and how the Jupiter-Mars cycle makes changes over many months. Now let's look at Saturn, the planet in between, to see its impact over many years.

We start with the latest conjunction of Uranus with Saturn, which occurred June 8, 1988. This did not occur near one of the fixed 72° points that we have been talking about so far. However, Cowan identifies this conjunction as a critically important time from which to measure Saturn's movements to determine impacts on the current markets.
6/8/1988: Uranus-Saturn Conjunction
The conjunction occurred at 29° Sagittarius. Cowen has identified significant market turns associated with 60° and 72° movements of Saturn from this starting position. The 60° movements are marked in orange in the graph below, with 72° movements in purple.
S&P Correlation With Saturn 60° and 72° Movements from the 6/8/1988 Uranus-Saturn Conjunction
Why is Saturn's influence more sensitive to the harmonics of this conjunction than those of the NYSE natal chart? I don't know. The next 60° harmonic (300°) will occur mid-July 2012. Saturn completes the circle back to 29° Sagittarius in mid-November 2017.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The New York Stock Exchange Natal Chart

Astrologers use the positions of the planets at the time of a person's birth (their natal chart) to make predictions about crucial turning points in that person's life. As the planets make certain aspects to those natal positions, the person's life is influenced in a way that is a function of the natal planet, the aspecting planet, and the angle of aspect (typically 0°, 45°, 60°, 90° and 180°). In the same way, the New York Stock Exchange has a natal chart for its birth on May 17, 1792.
5/171792: NYSE Natal Chart

You will notice that Saturn and Earth are on critical 72° harmonic points, while Uranus, Jupiter and Mars are near 36°. Was it the NYSE natal chart that determined the pentagram's location on the chart, or was it the planets' configuration on an already determined pentagram that somehow influenced the NYSE into being? Whatever the case, we now can see how the NYSE natal chart is predictive in terms of future stock market behavior.

On August 1, 1914, the NYSE closed due to war in Europe, just as Uranus crossed the 72° harmonic opposite its natal location.
8/1/1914: NYSE Closed
It re-opened on December 12 that year to major lows.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Uranus and the 17-Year Stock Market Cycle

The 17-year stock market cycle has long been recognized by cycle analysts. Each 17 year cycle manifests as alternating bull and sideways-to-bear cycles in the stock market. You can easily find discussions about this cycle, for example here:

Stocks and Commodities: The 18-Year Cycle

or here:

Long Term Stock Market Cycle: Where Are We Now?

But what is the cause? As Cowan explains, the orbital period of Uranus is 84.3 years, so Uranus passes by one of the 72° harmonic points approximately every 17 years. The cycle length varies a little because the planets travel an elliptical path and they speed up when they are nearer the Sun. The position of Uranus on the Zodiacal pentagram is shown in the following illustration:
Uranus 17-Year Cycle
Cowan examines this cycle in detail back to 1897. We are currently in a 17-year sideways-to-down cycle that began in the year 2000. Each sideways-to-down cycle contains a mid-cycle panic as Uranus crosses the 36° harmonic, as it did in October, 2007.
October 2007 Uranus 36° Harmonic

This resulted in the corresponding top in the markets, leading to the 2008 crash.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Closer Look at the March 2009 Bottom and May 2011 Top

We saw before that the March '09 bottom began with a Jupiter-Mars conjunction at a 72° harmonic point. Cowan had predicted a major bottom on this date, but his prediction was not based solely on the Jupiter-Mars aspect. Let's look again at the chart.
3/7/2009 Planetary Aspects
There is another important conjunction with Earth and Saturn at the 72° harmonic in Virgo, opposing Uranus in Pisces. The Saturn-Uranus cycle is more powerful than Jupiter-Mars since planets further from the Sun have more power to turn the markets. This explains why this market reversal was so significant. Now let's revisit the May 2011 top.
5/19/2011 Planetary Aspects
Not only was there a Jupiter-Mars conjunction at a 72° harmonic, but it was opposing Saturn. There was also an Earth 72° crossing. Was this configuration significant enough to end the bull run from 2009? It may be. I am still researching.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Few Quick Points

I see that I am getting a large increase in readership so I want to make a few quick points so that you know where we stand in the bigger picture.

  1. First, I will point out that the October 3rd Mars 72° crossing did in fact result in a major turn in the markets. The prediction was a day early, but the crossing actually occurred late in the day, so really it was only off by hours.
  2. I will stress again that the Jupiter-Mars cycle is significant primarily because it has been coinciding with the fixed 72° harmonics.
  3. The larger stock market cycle is driven by Uranus. Each 72° Uranus crossing results in a major top or bottom. This is explored in depth by Cowan. The Uranus orbital period is 84 years, so this results in a 17-year cycle. Interestingly, each 17-year cycle alternates so that a 17-year bull cycle is followed by a 17-year sideways-to-bear cycle, followed by a bull cycle, and so on. We are currently in a sideways-to-bear cycle that began around the year 2000. (But the Dow peaked in 2007 you say? This is why Cowan uses the Nasdaq whenever possible; the Nasdaq is a more reliable indicator of emotional trading.)
  4. Due to the synchronicity of the planets, the 17-year cycle can also be seen via other planets as well. There are other cycles in play too. This is obviously a complex problem.
  5. Every down-trending 17-year cycle contains a mid-cycle panic, occurring at Uranus 36° crossings (and seen also via other planetary configurations). This is the explanation for the 2008 crash.
  6. I do not believe the bull run since 2009 is over. I believe we need a higher order "event" to occur in order to reverse this bull run. However, I am still researching this and am not 100% confident about it.
  7. I apologize for the infrequency of the posts. I am very new to this and there is a lot of research involved in understanding Cowan's work, and then applying it to the current markets.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mars 72° Cycle Approaches

We have found that Mars-Jupiter oppositions and conjunctions are reliable indicators of major turn dates since 2009, particularly because they are occurring near the special fixed pentagonal 72° points identified by Cowan. Now let's look at Mars' 72° harmonics in between the Mars-Jupiter oppositions and conjunctions. The last Mars 72° harmonic crossing that was not part of a Jupiter conjunction or opposition occurred on January 28, 2011 (conjunct Ceres and opposing Earth).
1/28/2011 Mars 72° Harmonic Crossing

The Nasdaq saw the reversal of a sharp sell-off coinciding with this event.

1/28/2011: Nasdaq Reverses Course as Mars Crosses 72° Harmonic
On October 3, 2011, Mars will cross the 72° harmonic point at 95° from 0° Aries, (or 5° Cancer).

10/3/2011 Mars 72° Harmonic Crossing
Will this be the force that finally puts an end to the 2011 bear? I don't know the answer; I will just be observing.