Thursday, February 28, 2013

March 2-6: Gold/Silver Ceres Cycles and Neptune-Venus Conjunction

The February 28 Neptune-Venus conjunction took effect a day early, reversing gold and silver's uptrend to a downtrend until the next set of aspects next week.

March 2 is a gold geocentric Ceres 72° cycle. Notice that Ceres is square Mars, similar to one of the configurations near gold's double top in 2011. (See graph at bottom of page.)

3/2/2013: Geocentric Ceres at Gold's 72° Harmonic Square Mars
 March 6 is silver's geocentric Ceres 36° cycle.

3/6/2013: Geocentric Ceres at Silver's 36° Harmonic
Also on March 6, heliocentric Neptune is conjunct Venus near gold's 36°/silver's 72°.

3/6/2013: Heliocentric Neptune-Venus Conjunction and Gold Harmonics
Notice that Uranus and Jupiter are very close to gold's 72° harmonics. They will cross these harmonics soon. Note also that the Earth is nearly opposite the Neptune-Venus conjunction. (Exact opposition was February 21, an important low.) This is a mirror situation to gold's major high on August 23, 2011, where Neptune was conjunct Earth opposite Venus.

8/23/2011: Neptune-Earth Conjunction Opposite Venus and Gold Harmonics
The 8/23/2011 alignment is very special because it is an alignment of 4 planets (or objects), Neptune, Earth, Sun, and Venus. So the February 21 and March 6 alignments are closely tied to the August 21, 2011 alignment. Venus is the closest planet and gives the best timing, implying that the March 6 alignment will be a major reversal (a low).

There is another similar alignment coming up (a triple conjunction) in late March which should have a major impact as well on the metals.

Below is an updated chart showing planetary configurations affecting gold and the interesting symmetry taking place right now.

Gold Futures
The March 6 Neptune-Venus conjunction should also affect the S&P because Neptune is near the S&P's 72° harmonic.

Neptune-Venus Conjunction and S&P Harmonics

Monday, February 25, 2013

February 28: Neptune-Venus Conjunction

Gold and silver have been in an uptrend as expected since the February 21 Neptune-Earth opposition. This will probably end when geocentric Neptune conjuncts Venus on February 28 at gold's 36° (silver's 72°) harmonic.

2/28/2013: Geocentric Neptune-Venus Conjunction and Gold Harmonics

Notice that Ceres is very close to gold's 72° harmonic. It reaches this harmonic in early March. Silver's 36° Ceres cycle follows a few days later at the same time as a heliocentric Neptune-Venus conjunction, reinforcing this turn. If the metals reverse as a high on February 28 as expected it means that early March will probably be a very important low. More on this later.

Equities will likely also be impacted by Neptune-Venus conjunction since it occurs near the S&P's 72° harmonic. The Sun crosses 72° the following day.

2/28/2013: Geocentric Neptune-Venus Conjunction and S&P Harmonics

Friday, February 22, 2013

February 23: Nasdaq Mars 36° Cycle

February 23 is a Nasdaq geocentric Mars 36° cycle.

2/23/2013: Nasdaq Geocentric Mars 36° Cycle

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 21: Neptune-Earth Opposition

Instead of providing support, Saturn turning retrograde has served to further push down gold and silver while driving up equities. February 21 is a Neptune-Earth opposition, which is likely to reverse the metals for a few days bounce until the next Neptune aspect hits next week. Neptune is very important to metals since it is currently near silver's 72° harmonic (gold's 36°).

2/21/2013: Neptune-Earth Opposition and Silver Harmonics
This opposition should affect equities as well, as Neptune is also near the S&P's 72° harmonic.

2/21/2013: Neptune-Earth Opposition and S&P Harmonics

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Finally I got around to analyzing the DOW. I used Bill Meridian's most recent date for the natal, May 6, 1991, 9:30AM, NYC. Jupiter is at 16°Leo21'55".

5/6/1991: DOW Natal
The chart below shows how the DOW reacts to these harmonics.

DOW Futures
So now we have harmonics for the DOW, Nasdaq, S&P and Russell. This gives us a more complete picture of how the markets behave, helping to fill in some blanks for turns that were previously hard to explain, and providing more information for future events.

February 18, in addition to Saturn turning Retrograde, is a DOW Mars 72° cycle.

2/18/2013: DOW Mars 72° Cycle

Russel 2000

Reader Sandy/Andy recently suggested looking at the RUT index, which is a great suggestion since the Russell can be used as a proxy for the other U.S. indices.

I used Bonnie Hill's natal date of February 4, 1993, 9:00am Chicago to establish the harmonics.

2/4/1993: Russell 2000 Natal
Jupiter is at 5°Lib43'09", or 186° from 0° Aries. This puts the Russell's primary harmonics just 1° counter-clockwise from the Nasdaq's 18° harmonics, which explains why the Nasdaq responds well to its own Mars 18° cycles as seen in the Nasdaq futures chart here.

The Russell 2000 is seen to react to the above harmonics in the chart below.

Russell 2000 Futures

The Russell should be impacted by Saturn turning retrograde on February 18, since Saturn is currently at the Russell's 36°.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 16-18: S&P Mars 72° Cycle, Saturn Turns Retrograde

February 16th is a geocentric S&P Mars 72° cycle.

2/16/2013: S&P Mars 72° Cycle

The 16th is a Saturday, which means a turn could occur either Friday or Monday. However, Monday the 18th brings perhaps an even more important planetary event.

On February 18, Saturn turns retrograde near the S&P's 36° (Nasdaq's 18°).

2/18/2013: Saturn Turns Retrograde Near S&P's 36°

This is also near gold's 72° (silver's 36°) and should give support to the metals which have been selling off since Ceres turned direct on February 4th forming a Great Triangle with Uranus and Saturn, which resulted in a high for gold the next day.

2/18/2013: Saturn Turns Retrograde Near Gold's 72°

Sunday, February 10, 2013

S&P Planetary Price and the Jupiter-Mars Cycle

W.D. Gann was known to use planetary positions to predict future price behavior. We explored this method briefly here using Ceres' longitudinal position to attempt to predict platinum's price.

Now I would like to use the same method with the S&P and the Jupiter-Mars cycle.

In this method, 0° Aries is assigned the price $0, and $30 is added to each new sign, until $360 is reached at 0° Aries again. Therefore, the point 0° Aries can represent the prices $0, $360, $720, etc. 0° Taurus can take the prices $30, $390, $750, and so on. The values for 0° of each sign is shown in the chart below. This chart can in theory be used for any asset (sometimes with minor adjustment).
Planetary Price

If we wish to determine the price associated with a planet at, for example, 13° Gemini, then we would add $13 to the prices at 0° Gemini, to arrive at the possible prices $73, $433, $793, $1153, or $1513.

The S&P made a major low on March 6, 2009. In our previous analysis of this low we saw that there was a heliocentric Jupiter-Mars conjunction the following day near the Nasdaq's 72° harmonic.
3/7/2009: Heliocentric Jupiter-Mars Conjunction

The conjunction occurred at 8° Aquarius. This gives a planetary price of $308, $668, $1028, etc. The S&P's low on the 6th was $667, just $1 from one of these possible prices.

On August 26, 2009, Mars at 23° Taurus was square Jupiter at 23° Aquarius, giving a price of $1043, $3 more than the reversal high 2 days later.

8/26/2009: Heliocentric Jupiter-Mars Square
On November 4, 2009, Mars at 29° Gemini was trine Jupiter at 29° Aquarius. Jupiter's planetary price at 29° Aquarius is $1049, $2 more than the closing price that day.

11/4/2009: Heliocentric Jupiter-Mars Trine

It is not always this easy however.

On May 1, 2011 (a Sunday), there was a geocentric Jupiter-Mars conjunction at 22° Aries near the Nasdaq's 72° harmonic, and the following day the S&P topped at 1371.
5/1/2011: Geocentric Jupiter-Mars Conjunction
In this case, the nearest planetary prices convert to $1080 + $22 = $1102 and $1440 + $22 = $1462, both of which are far from the price that day. So we look to another sign to give us the proper price. Capricorn has a starting price of $1350. Adding $22 gives $1372, only $1 from the high of the S&P that day. Note that the position 22° Capricorn is square to the position 22° Aries, so sometimes this type of adjustment is necessary.

There are many more examples like this, demonstrating that the S&P is attracted to planetary prices created by Jupiter-Mars aspects, although sometimes it does not work.

Today (Sunday, February 10) Jupiter at 17° Gemini is square Mars at 17° Pisces. Jupiter's planetary price at this location is $1517. The S&P closed at $1517.93 on Friday.

2/10/2013: Heliocentric Jupiter-Mars Square

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nasdaq: February 8-10 Turn

The market rally was halted due to Ceres going direct as it formed a Great Triangle with Uranus and Saturn, discussed here.

The next turn date is February 8, when heliocentric Jupiter is at the Nasdaq's 18° harmonic.
2/8/2013: Heliocentric Jupiter at Nasdaq's 18° Harmonic
This will probably be triggered by a Mars 36° cycle that squares Jupiter on February 10. (In other words, the harmonics of February 8 and 10 will probably result in a single turn that triggers on the 10th.) Since the 10th is a Sunday it means the turn could happen Friday or Monday. This is similar to December 20, 2011 when Mars was at Nasdaq's 36° square Jupiter, an important low. We have always paid special attention to Jupiter-Mars aspects.

For references to the December 20, 2011 Jupiter-Mars square please see:
2/10/2013: Heliocentric Mars at Nasdaq's 36° Harmonic Square Jupiter
On the same day there is a New Moon near Nasdaq's 72° square the Moon's Nodes and a Venus 72° cycle.
2/10/2013: New Moon Near Nasdaq's 72° Harmonic Square Moon's Nodes; Venus 72° Cycle


The New Moon aspect may impact gold and silver as well, which were put into a downtrend after February 4th's Neptune-Mars conjunction, which gave a high on February 5 for gold.

Friday, February 1, 2013

February 4: Major Turn

Jupiter turned direct on January 30 giving a high for the S&P, but it was reversed on January 31 with a Mars 72° cycle.

This rally is likely to come to an end when Ceres turns direct on February 4 near the S&P's 36° harmonic, forming a Great Triangle with Uranus and Saturn. Great Triangles are major events, and the Ceres directional change paired with this one adds to the importance.

2/4/2013: Ceres Turns Direct Forming a Great Triangle with Uranus and Saturn Near S&P's 36° Harmonics

This should also be a major turn date for metals. The same Golden Triangle applies as it is close to silver's 36° harmonic (and gold's 72°), and in addition there is a Neptune-Mars conjunction at silver's 72° (gold's 36°). We pay special attention to Neptune conjunctions, which have proven to be important to the metals.

2/4/2013: Ceres Turns Direct Forming a Great Triangle with Uranus and Saturn Near Silver's 36° Harmonics; 72° Neptun-Mars Conjunction

I'm getting a lot of requests for trading help. This is not that kind of blog. However, I see a nice low risk set up forming on the Nasdaq, so if we do get a top on Monday this might be useful for timing your trades and setting your stops.
Nasdaq Futures
This is an Elliot Wave 4 correction on the rally since November 16, which should then be followed by Wave 5 up.