Thursday, December 29, 2011

January 1 Uranus-Venus Conjunction

We have had our eye on the January 1 Uranus-Venus conjunction as the next probable turn date for silver. Even though it is not near a major silver harmonic, we noted here that the recent Uranus-Earth conjunction, at about the same location, marked an important turn date for silver.

This conjunction does occur at a NYSE 18° harmonic, and Venus is a good indicator of turn dates, especially when acting with another planet. So this conjunction will likely be significant for the equities markets as well.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mount Lokon Erupts

We were on the lookout for a disaster yesterday or today and it looks like it came in the form of a volcanic eruption.

Indonesian volcano Mount Lokon erupted today  (22:07 GMT on the 26th). This volcano is located at 1°21'30''N, 124°47'30'E. Here is the geocentric chart at the time of eruption:
12/26/2011 Geocentric Chart: Mount Lokon Eruption
As described in the Christmas Disaster? post, Jupiter and Saturn are at nearly maximum geocentric opposition, and the arrival of the Moon squaring both provided the trigger. The longitude of the eruption is given by the position on the chart opposite the Moon, 123° E, less that 2° from the actual eruption. The latitude is less that 2° from the Equator, corresponding to the point just between Gemini and Cancer, directly opposite the Galactic Center. Fortunately, no injuries or deaths have been reported.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Venus Revisited

We saw before that Venus is responsible for many of the turns in the markets. Reader Buffee has done some further work on this and found that this planet continues to work well as a turn date indicator. Buffee saved me some work by providing a list of turn dates. I have indicated the 18° turn dates (what I used to refer to as "half-resonance" points) in long thin blue lines, and the 36° ("resonance") points in orange in the graph below.
Venus' Influence on Nasdaq Futures
Indeed, almost every Venus harmonic coincides with a turn of the markets, and some of them are major turns.

Thanks Buffee!

Christmas Disaster?

My introduction to astrology came from reading Susan Seymour Hedke's site, The Galactic Center and 2012. I then read her book, The Galactic Centre 2012 and the Great Waves Coming in December, and followed her work on Facebook and Scribd. It has been quite a while since I studied Hedke's work but many of her lessons have stayed with me. Her work is geocentric, in contrast to most of the work we do here, which is heliocentric.

One thing that Hedke discovered is that near winter solstice there is a high likelihood of a large earthquake. This is because of the conjunction of the Sun with the Galactic Center, which acts like a planet. Furthermore, as the plane of our Solar System flattens out more and more with respect to the GC due to the precession of the Equinox, the GC's influence becomes greater, so in the past decade or so the correlation of earthquakes and winter solstice has become pronounced. But it is not the conjunction of the Sun with the GC alone that is responsible for the disasters - there must be additional planetary alignments in place.

I have had my eye on New Zealand this winter for a possible disaster, and with the series of large quakes that just hit Christchurch, I will try to explain why this happened there, and why Christmas or the day after may be another important time to watch.

Here is the geocentric chart for the 5.8 quake that occurred just before 2:00 pm Christchurch local time.

12/23/2011 Christchurch 5.8 Quake (Geocentric)

The Sun is just between Sagittarius and Capricorn, right at the winter solstice position. There is a lot of debate about the exact location of the GC, or at least the part of most influence since it is quite large, but it is somewhere close to this same region, and based on Hedke's work, it spans a fairly large orb in comparison to any of the planets.

Notice also that Mars is squaring the nodes of the Moon (which, although invisible, act astrologically as planets),  and that Venus is squaring Jupiter and Saturn. These aspects add stress to the Earth, increasing the likelihood of disaster. The stress is focused on the planet at the apex of the square, in this case both Mars and Venus.

Since I have spent so much time looking at heliocentric charts, I have realized that when analyzing disasters, the explanation can sometimes be found here. So let's see what this looked like for the same time.

12/23/2011 Christchurch 5.8 Quake (Heliocentric)

The heliocentric chart shows Uranus squaring Pluto (and the GC) and Earth. Here is more stress.

Now, why New Zealand? The location of disasters is much easier to explain after-the-fact than to predict. In this case we can blame Mars.

Here is a chart I saved from Hedke's site which has since been removed.

At the time she posted the chart, she was explaining the cause of Iceland's 2010 volcanic eruption. Notice that each region on Earth is associated with 2 Zodiac signs (sometimes the same sign repeated). One of them for latitude, and the other for longitude. New Zealand is in the Virgo-Virgo zone - right where Mars is in the geocentric chart. (The geocentric chart must be used for this.)

Another way to determine location is as follows:
For latitude:
  • Begin at the bottom of the chart, between Gemini and Pisces. This point represents the Equator, or 0° latitude.
  • Moving clockwise, each tick is 0.5° North. So the point between Taurus and Gemini is 15° North, and so on, until you reach the top, which is the North Pole.
  • Moving counter-clockwise in the same way gives the Southern latitudes, until you reach the top which is the South Pole.
For longitude:
  • Begin at 0° Aries. This represents 0° longitude.
  • Moving clockwise, each tick is 1° West until you reach the point between Libra and Virgo, which is 180° West at the International Dateline.
  • Moving counter-clockwise gives East longitudes. The point between Taurus and Gemini for example is 60° East.
Calculated this way, Mars' location on the geocentric chart corresponds to about 39° South, 168° East, not far from the Quake's epicenter, 43° South, 173° East.

But why Mars' location and not Venus'? Both planets were in high stress locations. This is one of the things that makes prediction hard - it could have been either one. And this time we were "lucky" that Mars gave both the approximate latitude and the longitude. Most times we either get one or the other, even if we're lucky, which makes the range of possibilities quite large as a prediction. To make matters worse, sometimes the Earth's location is given by the point exactly opposite the trigger planet on the chart, and sometimes it is given by one of the planets that is not the trigger. So I have stopped trying to predict locations at all, but I think it is useful to analyze them after the fact.

Now, why am I more concerned about the 25th/26th? Let's have a look at the charts.

Notice that on the geocentric chart for the 23rd above, Jupiter is in retrograde. Jupiter stops its retrograde motion and reverses on the 25th, giving a near opposition of Jupiter and Saturn.

12/25/2011 (Geocentric): Jupiter and Saturn at maximum opposition
But by now Venus has moved on so there is no "trigger" planet to relieve the stress caused by this opposition. The trigger arrives on the 26th with the Moon squaring the two large outer planets. Mars is still squaring the Moon's nodes.

12/26/2011 (Geocentric): The Moon provides the trigger
How about the heliocentric charts? On the 25th Mercury completes the square made between Pluto and the GC, Uranus and Earth.
12/25/2011 (Heliocentric)

I have noticed in the past that the moment of completion of a square like this sometimes triggers a quake. This completion occurs on the 25th, and the completed square remains through the 26th.

So for these reasons, I see the 25th-26th as potentially more dangerous than the 21st. I don't put too high a probability on this prediction as my experience with this is very limited, but it is something to watch for.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Five Fixed Turn Dates Every Year

From Cowan's Pentagonal Time Cycle Theory,
The birth of the New York Stock Exchange was the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement on May 17, 1792. At this time Earth was in conjunction with Mercury at 237°, Saturn was at 23°, 144° from the Earth-Mercury conjunction. These are two of the five locations on the stock market Great Pentagram.
The Earth's location at 237° explains why May 17-20 is often a major stock market turning point. Every year Earth crosses the five pentagram points on the same dates...
We saw the natal chart of the NYSE in a previous post.

The five fixed dates identified by Cowan from the natal chart are:
  • March 4
  • May 17
  • July 31
  • October 13
  • December 23
However, due to the Precession of the Equinox (which to nitpick Wikipedia, is a precession of the entire Solar System and not just Earth, but that is an argument for another day), these dates drift over long periods of time, so they aren't really fixed. In the present time, the five dates are:
  • March 7
  • May 20
  • August 3
  • October 16
  • December 26
The recent impact of a few of these dates is shown in the following graph:
Earth 72° Harmonic Impact on Nasdaq Futures
Earth is closer to the Sun than Mars and Jupiter, so the impact of these reversal dates is not as significant as the turns caused by the 2 further planets.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


After seeing that Saturn's influence on the S&P is tied to the S&P's natal chart, it is clear that when exploring a new security, it is important to begin with the natal chart.

A large collection of (geocentric) natal stock charts can be found in The Textbook for Financial Astrology by Kaye Shinker. The natal chart represents the time that the stock (or other instrument) began trading - the time that money began exchanging hands. This is the information we need.

Silver began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 15, 1931, 12:25:00 GMT. Here is the heliocentric natal chart:
Silver Natal Chart
I placed the pentagram (72° harmonic points) based on Jupiter's position. Jupiter is at 28Can37'59", or approximately 118.5° from 0° Aries, and squared to Venus and Ceres, which are both at 18° harmonic positions. Mars and Earth are near 72° harmonics in the natal chart, Neptune is at 36° and Uranus near 36°. Using these pentagonal points, silver's rally and fall since 2009 is explained in the following chart:

Silver Futures Rally and Fall from 2009
It is a little unsatisfying that the 9/26/11 Uranus-Earth and the 10/28/11 Jupiter-Earth conjunctions did not occur near major harmonic points, but this is the best explanation I can find for these major turn dates. It may be relevant that the Uranus-Earth conjunction was square to both Pluto and Mars and there was also a Neptune, Mars Venus trine the same day, and the Jupiter-Earth conjunction was trine Pluto.

Neptune seems to have a major roll in silver's movement, as conjunctions with this planet appear to be responsible for many of the recent dramatic turn dates. Being a very slow moving planet, Neptune is close to but does not reach the 72° harmonic until late 2013/early 2014, coinciding with Uranus and Saturn at 36° points. This is likely to be another dramatic time for silver.

On 12/15/11 both Earth and Ceres crossed 36° harmonic points. Was this enough to stop silver's fall? We will have to watch and see.

There is a Uranus-Venus conjunction on 1/1/2012;
A Jupiter-Venus conjunction near 72° on 1/26/2012;
Jupiter reaches its next 72° harmonic on about 3/1/2012.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 18 Jupiter-Mars Square

Updated 12/16/11

We have seen the importance of the Jupiter-Mars cycle on market movements, so here at Planet Forecaster we pay special attention to these planets. 

Mars will making a square to (90° from) Jupiter on December 17/18th, with Earth in the middle, 45° from both.
12/18/11 Jupiter-Mars Square
 The last time Mars squared Jupiter was 11/29/10. At this time, Mars was at a 36° harmonic, and Jupiter at an 18° harmonic.
11/29/2010 Jupiter-Mars Square
The Dow completed a significant correction on this day and kicked off the nearly 3-month long bull run into 2011.
Dow Futures
This configuration is close enough to the Mars 36° cycle previously discussed that is possible that the Jupiter-Mars square and the Mars 36° harmonic will work together to produce a single turn date somewhere in the December 18 - 21 time frame, or they could produce 2 separate turn dates. I'm not experienced enough to predict the outcome, just to recognize that this is a very important time period for the markets. The same applies to the associated Jupiter 18° harmonic shortly after, on about December 29.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Upcoming Mars 36° Cycle

Updated  12/15/11

We saw in an earlier post that the October 3rd Mars 72° harmonic resulted in the dramatic reversal the next day.

In addition, the Nasdaq futures hit their highest value since the 2000 bubble on July 26, 2011, one day after a Mars 36° harmonic. Note that Neptune is squared (90° from) Mars. Although Cowan does not consider planets further out then Uranus, I am beginning to suspect that Neptune plays a very important role in market movements. This will be highlighted in an upcoming post about silver.
7/26/11 Nasdaq High

The impact of these harmonic crossings is shown in the following graph.
Nasdaq Futures and Mars Harmonics
The next Mars 36° harmonic is December 20.
12/20/11 Mars 36° Harmonic
I will be paying close attention to 12/20-21 for a possible major reversal. Whether it is a top or a bottom remains to be seen.

In addition, Jupiter makes an 18° harmonic on 12/29.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Look at Disasters, Past and Future?

I hope you will forgive me for digressing from posting about stock market cycles. But it is often the case that stock market turn dates coincide with disasters, so I hope you find this interesting.

After making the planetary connection in the previous post from the Deepwater Horizon disaster to 2012, let's go a step further. There are 974 days between these dates. Going backwards another 974 days, is there a similar planetary configuration? At 981 days, on 8/15/07, we have a triple conjunction of Neptune, Earth and Venus, along with a double trine of Pluto, Ceres and Saturn, and Jupiter, Mars and Mercury. This was the day of the magnitude 8.0 earthquake in Peru resulting in 519 deaths.
8/15/2007: Peru 8.0 Earthquake
Going back 3x974 (2922) days from 12/21/12, we come to 12/21/2004, exactly 8 years before 12/21/12, and just 5 days from the magnitude 9.1 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, one of the worst disasters in history resulting in the loss of between 200,000 and 300,000 lives. On that date we find a trine of Uranus, Earth, and Mars conjunct Venus.
12/26/2004: Indian Ocean 9.1 Earthquake
Can we use this method for future predictions? If you believe that 12/21/12 is the "end of the world", this should give you ammunition to support your case. We saw the chart for this date in the last post. Until making this study, I believed that 12/21/12 was merely a temporal marker, possibly marking the end of the "old world order". But after reviewing these charts I now suspect there will be some type of geological event on that date somewhere in the world, though not the "end" of the world.

The following charts do not imply exact dates, because some of the configurations shown can last several days. So they are approximations only.

8/3 years or 974 days after 12/21/12 brings us to 8/22/2015. Here we have Neptune, Earth and Venus nearly conjunct, opposing Jupiter, and squared Saturn and Mercury. Squares are hard aspects that also often portend disaster.
8/22/2015: Will anything happen?
Another 974 days later is 4/22/2018, a trine with Uranus, Saturn and Ceres. Earth and Venus are near their Deepwater Horizon positions.
4/22/2018: Will anything happen?
And after one more we get 12/21/2020, with Uranus opposing Venus, squared Jupiter and Saturn.
12/21/2020: Will anything happen?
This is a date I have been interested in for a long time. There is a geocentric conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn that day, exactly 8 Fibonacci years after the Mayan "end" date (which is itself 13 Fibonacci years after Y2K), and with Earth and Venus in the same positions as both the Mayan date and the Indian Ocean quake.

Luke 21:25
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

Update from the Previous Post

In the previous post we were looking out for some event to happen today. Right on schedule (almost), we have a Mexican "birthquake" last night, magnitude 6.5 leaving at least 3 dead.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Goro Adachi's Deepwater-Mayan Phi Dates

My favorite blog is Goro Adachi's multicontextual analysis,  Etemenanki. I was looking at some phi-dates today that he is currently focused on:

As Goro explains, each of the events illustrated are contextually related, and likely elude to an upcoming royal birth.

I wanted to see if there was a planetary explanation for these dates. With just a little work I found it!

These dates all correspond to the positions of Neptune, Earth and Venus with respect to each other (as usual, in heliocentric orientation). This is similar to the previously discussed Beast Cycle, a configuration of Mars, Earth and Venus.

4/29/11: Deepwater Horizon
Neptune, Earth and Venus are in a trine

4/29/11: Royal Wedding
Neptune and Earth in the same position as above, but Venus conjunct Neptune

8/22/11 Midpoint: Virginia "Birthquake"
Neptune conjunct Earth, and opposing Venus

12/14/11: Unknown impact
Venus conjunct Neptune, with Earth at the bottom

12/21/12: Mayan "End Date"
Neptune, Earth and Venus in a trine, but with Earth and Venus reversed from the Deepwater Horizon date.

Goro is very interested in the next few days to see what unfolds as it relates to the other events.

We learned from the Beast Cycle post that dates in this type of cycle can be pinpointed by the fastest moving planet, in this case again Venus. Goro has the date approximated as 12/14/2011 based on phi calculations. But I suspect we can refine the date to 12/11/2011, since that is the date of conjunction of Venus with Neptune.