The Uranus/Pluto cycle is defining the highs and lows in Gold and is accurate support and resistance. A break out above 1628 would be bullish again for a continuation higher.
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It’s Friday morning, June 7th, and the stock indices are down once again. This time the trigger is a negative announcement from Intel which lowered its second quarter sales forecast. On the other hand, the data on the economy this week happened to be better than expected. The jobless rate fell to 5.8 % in May, while most analysts were forecasting a rise.
So much for the news, let’s see what the planets have to say about all of this. If you happened to be short the Dow, the markets open sharply lower, but then suddenly start to turn around and go back up. You click on aspects research and the live planetary clock in the Galactic Trader program and notice that the Moon was sextile (60 degrees) Jupiter at 09:11AM, EDT and then will square (90 degrees) Neptune at 05:27PM, EDT. There is a positive aspect before the open and then a negative one after the close from the Moon. The Sun was exactly opposed (180 degrees) Pluto at 12:49AM, EDT and Jupiter was also semi-sextile (30 degrees) the North Node at 03:09AM, EDT. These are two more stressful aspects that became exact before the open, indicating a reversal may be in store today. Generally speaking, soft aspects such as the sextile (60 degrees) and trine (120 degrees) tend to be bullish and hard aspects such as the semi-square (45 degrees), square (90 degrees), sesqui-square (135 degrees), and opposition ( 180 degrees), tend to be bearish. The quincunx or inconjunct (150 degrees) is a stressful aspect that usually brings a price adjustment in either direction or price fluctuations. The semi-sextile aspect (30 degrees) is stressful as well since it involves planets in signs that have nothing in common, incompatible elements and qualities. The Conjunction ( 0 degrees) is the most powerful and intense of all aspects and can be positive or negative depending on the planets involved. Any hard aspects involving Saturn are almost always quite negative for market sentiment. You also see from the aspects research feature in the program that the Sun will conjunct (0 degrees) Saturn on Sunday, June 9th, and we will have a Solar Eclipse on Monday, June 10th. These are more bearish astrological indicators.
Shown is chart A, a 78 minute chart for the June Mini ($5) Dow futures from May 29th through June 11th to illustrate the planetary lines in use. My planetary lines for Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are set for the 8th harmonic (450 point multiples) and Mars at 360. These planetary harmonics are not randomly set but are based on the actual aspects between the planets, or the harmonics within the aspects. I also have the planet Mars set at the 1st harmonic because of its ingress into the sign of Cancer on May 28th and for when it begins to cross the 24 line on June 6th. The 24 line is a tool from Jeanne Long’s “Universal Clock©” book. Basically, when planets hit multiples of 24 degrees, which is the 15th harmonic, reversals often occur. Setting Mars at 360 which equals 0 degrees or the 1st harmonic, hits two birds with one stone. It covers the actual longitude of Mars for the ingress in Cancer and the 24 degree multiple for when Mars hits 6 degrees of Cancer. 360 is a multiple of 24. You can see how precise these planetary lines were at timing the highs and lows I also use the dynamic trio own and next indicator from the Fibonacci Trader™ program to define the trend, and as my trailing stop.
Shown in chart B, is a natal chart for when the Dow ($5) mini futures contracts first began trading with the transits on June 7th . This data is taken directly from the CBOT website. The date and time trading began was on April 4, 2002 at 08:15PM, CST, Chicago, IL. Each point equals $5.00 per contract. What is really telling are the aspects to the 1st Trade chart on Friday, June 7th when the Dow reversed and starting going back up and the aspects on June 11th. While the trend is down, and this move on June 7th is very likely to be just another short lived rally, it might be a good idea to take profits, cover the short, and either go long on the short term, or stand aside and attempt to re-enter the short trade at higher prices when the trend changes again. How do we know when the trend will most likely change again? Well, in addition to the planetary tools and planetary price harmonics which can be determined from using the Galactic Trader program™, we now have an additional tool to work with, the 1st Trade chart for the Mini Dow.
When Mars began to cross the 24 on June 6th, the Moon was also sextile (60 degrees) Mars just before the open on Friday, June 7th. This alone is a sign to look for a reversal in spite of very negative sentiment in the market. In the Mini Dow natal chart, the planet Mars began to conjunct (0 degrees) its Jupiter at the same time the Moon was sextile (60 degrees) transiting Mars and natal Jupiter. This is one of the most positive aspects in astrology, a Mars/Jupiter conjunction! Jupiter rules the 2nd house with Sagittarius on the cusp and is in the 8th house. So the Mars/Jupiter conjunction is also affecting the money houses. Looking ahead on Monday, June 10th, transiting Mars, still in the 8th house, moves off of Jupiter but is now trine (120 degrees) the Ascendant. This is another positive aspect. On Tuesday, June 11th, Mars begins to semisquare (45 degrees) natal Mars. Could this be the aspect that starts to rain on the parade? Yes. But the Moon is also in the 8th house and will trine (120 degrees) Uranus in the natal chart and transiting Uranus which are almost the same degrees. This is the reversal aspect I was looking for, indicating when the party is probably going to end. This is as good as it gets. When two transiting planets are trine (120 degrees) one another, they also come together on the Universal clock. When two or more planets come together on the Universal Clock or Wheel of 24, reversals are highly likely to occur. This is also confirmed in the natal chart, with transiting Mars moving in to form a stressful aspect to Mars, the semi-square (45 degrees) and with the final positive aspect to Uranus, the trine, (120 degrees), from the Moon. Tuesday, June 11th was the top and big reversal day. We were up over 100 points and almost at the exact time the Moon formed the trine to Uranus, we topped out and reversed big time. The June Mini Dow closed down for the day 132 points.
For sake of simplicity, I have not included all of the transits to the natal chart, just the most important ones relative to the daily price movements in this example. As a general rule, the outer planet transits to the natal chart, indicate the greater trend via the higher time frames, weekly and monthly, and the inner planet transits indicate the price movements on a lower time frame, the daily price bars. The transits of the Moon indicate the price movements on an intra-day basis via the 1, 5, 15, 78 minute time frames and daily time frames.
Looking ahead in the future to the following week of June 17th through June 21st, I notice that transiting Saturn will quincunx (150
degrees) the natal Moon and semi-square (45 degrees) Venus at the same time transiting Jupiter is opposed (180 degrees) the natal Moon. Quite a negative planetary configuration for the entire week ahead! On Monday, June 17th, we did have a huge rally however. The reason for this is the same cycle repeated again when we had the last rally on Friday, June 7th. This was the Moon sextile Jupiter aspect. This time it was transiting Moon sextile (60 degrees) transiting Jupiter instead of transiting Moon sextile (60 degrees) natal Jupiter. However, since the trend is down, and the stressful aspects from Saturn and Jupiter are there for the whole week, I viewed this as yet another excellent opportunity to sell the rally. Sure enough, the rally began to fizzle out again the following day, and we had another nice move back down on Wednesday, June 19th through Friday, June 21st. On Friday, June 21st, the Sun enters the sign of Cancer at the same time the planet Mars is also quincunx (150 degrees) Pluto. This planetary ingress and aspect is another warning to be on the look out for a reversal on Friday or Monday. The last week in June, Saturn moves off of this negative configurative previously mentioned, and transiting Mercury and Venus will now sextile and trine the Sun and Mercury in the Mini Dow chart. The Sun will also sextile Venus and then conjunct Jupiter on Friday, June 28th. Hmmm, I wonder what this might mean?
For traders that have limited knowledge of astrology, the Galactic Stock Trader™ program is very user friendly and has an excellent transit search feature that will inform you each day of the transits for any particular stock or commodity. This additional information is enough to give astro-traders an edge over other traders using more traditional forms of analysis. Good trading to everyone.
Astro day traders use the times when the Moon or the planets form aspects during the day to time intra-day turning points or reversals. One of the strongest of all possible daily trade set-ups occurs when price is at the correct planetary price level at or very close to the time of a planetary aspect. This means that price and time are equal. To simplify the entire process of analysis and use of this technique, you can focus solely on the aspects of the Moon during trading hours. You have to be patient and wait for these ideal trade set-ups to come to you, but when they do occur, it is almost like money lying on the ground in front of you just waiting to be picked up!
The risk factor is always pre-defined by the planetary price level reached or planetary line that triggers the reversal. Profit targets are also predetermined by the planetary price lines and technical tools are always used for entry and stop-loss points once a new trend is established. The time frame I trade using for this timing technique is the 4 minute chart. I use the 4 minute time frame because it is based on the rotation of the earth which moves roughly at the rate of 1 degree every 4 minutes. The reversal times do not always occur precisely at the time of the lunar aspect, but usually within a few 4 minute price bars of the exact time of the aspect.
A perfect trade set-up happens to unfold on Monday, May 17th, 2004, when the Moon forms a trine aspect to the planet Jupiter at 07:03AM, PDT. The May 17th date happens to also be one of the strongest reversal dates of the year as both the planets Venus and Neptune also turned retrograde. I like trading reversals off of the trine aspect because I have observed reversals to be stronger and to occur more often based on this aspect of 120 degrees. One reason why this may be so is because planets also come together on the “Universal Clock” or “Wheel of 24” when an aspect of 120 degrees occurs as 24 times 5 equals 120. Refer to Jeanne Long’s “Universal Clock” book for more information or the “Universal Clock” in the Galactic Trader program.
To prepare to take action, we have to first set up the planetary lines at the correct settings for the lunar aspects to occur. This is part of the homework we must do before the market opens every day. The live planetary time clock in Galactic Trader indicates the precise times when lunar and planetary aspects occur during each day. For example, on May 17th, the Moon trine Jupiter aspect occurs at 07:03AM, PDT and the Moon sextile Saturn aspect occurs at 09:44AM, PDT (see live planetary time clock on price chart). Since the planets Jupiter and Saturn are also sextile (60 degrees) each other, (this aspect became exact on May 1st), the planetary lines set at the 60 setting for the 6th harmonic, sextile aspect for the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn is the correct and best setting for these lunar aspects on May 17th. These planetary lines will be very close together on this day with the Moon exactly crossing the Jupiter and Saturn lines at the time of the aspect. The planetary price levels based on these planetary harmonics on this day for the June E-Mini S & P are at 1078, 1084 and 1090. Notice these levels are all at 6 pt. increments based on the aspect of 60 degrees.
The perfect trade set up unfolds when price, trending lower, hits the 1078 price target, (one tick away at 1078.25), within five minutes of the exact time of the Moon trine Jupiter aspect! On the chart example the bar is colored at the time of the Moon/Jupiter aspect. Since price is at the correct price level almost at the precise time of the aspect, this triggers a reversal back up based on price equaling time. The technical tool I am using in this example to enter the trade is from the Fibonacci Trader program or the combo Fibonacci/Galactic Trader and is called the “flip it.”
The entry point and buy order should be placed at about 1081, when price breaks above this technical indicator. The initial stop loss placement is just below the 1078 planetary lines. I like to give it a few ticks below the planetary line before I am taken out of the trade with a small loss. So if the stop loss is at 1077 and entry point is at 1081, the initial risk on this ideal trade set up is 4 pts. or $200 per contract.
What is the profit target? That would be at 1090 or 9 pts. above the entry point at 1081 and 12 pts. above 1078, the planetary price level that triggered the reversal. What about 1084? Isn’t that also a profit point too? Yes and No. This could be in initial target to take some contracts off the table for a quick profit; however, the probabilities are more likely that the 1090 level will be reached on this day. This has to do with the “law of vibration” as Gann used to refer to it. Since the reversal was based on the trine aspect of 120 degrees, then the vibration of 12 becomes active. The number 12 corresponds to the aspect of 120 if you divide this number by 10. What was the high for the day? 1089.25. This was just three ticks away from this number. Close enough for detective work!
However, price did not hit the 1090 target without first pulling back during the day. So if you were using this “flip it” indicator as your trailing stop, you may have got stopped out at about 1083 with a 2 pt. profit. If this was the case using the same technical indicator, you would have then re-entered the trade at about 1085 when price broke back above the “flip it” indicator and exited the trade once price approached the 1090 profit target.
Since the May 17th date was also a key, potential longer term reversal day based on the planets Venus and Neptune both turning retrograde, another trade strategy would also be to take a position trade on some contracts based on the same 1081 entry point and 1077 initial stop loss point. Longer term this would have paid off big time. As of this writing on June 14th, the E-Mini made a high on June 9th at 1143. Price never traded lower than 1078.25 since the May 17th date. The time for the low triggered at 07:03AM, PDT when the Moon formed the trine aspect to Jupiter at the correct planetary price level.
As traders, a tremendous amount of study is demanded of us constantly. Once we get to a certain point of understanding of the markets and learn or develop a winning trading system that puts the odds in our favor, the next crucial step is when our real work begins.
This step involves the practical application of what we have learned or the real life experience we gain from trading our system. This is why knowledge alone is not power at all. It’s taking the right actions based on what we know that matters. This step may take a number of years of practice to gain the experience and develop the right habits as successful traders. The reason this stage takes so long is that we begin to have a close encounter with ourselves. We get to know who we truly are inside. This includes all of our psychological and emotional strengths and weaknesses. I believe another one of the essential components of knowing ourselves has to do with understanding our own individual astrological natal chart. This leads to an understanding that own winning and losing periods in the markets are also based on predictable astrological cycles.
I remember a trip that was made to Las Vegas a little over a year ago. I am not a big gambler and have no system for gambling other than just playing the slots, (where the odds are against me), but only at specific time periods when I am usually in a winning astrological cycle. I almost always come home a winner following this discipline.
This trip was no exception. I planned out the time periods, some stronger than others, that I will play. This requires tremendous discipline to work since the temptation to play all the time is being beamed at you. The same kind of discipline is necessary to trade the markets successfully. We have to be patient and let the winning trades come to us based on the right conditions. I noted that the best time period this trip was when the Moon was to cross over my Jupiter in combination with other winning transits on one evening. Not only did I end up winning the largest amount of the whole trip during this time period, but so were the family members that were with me as well. As soon as the Moon began to hit 19 ½ degrees of Taurus, and began to form a stressful square to my Saturn, I noticed things started to cool off. I started to begin to lose more than I was winning at the slots. After giving a little back, I decided to quit and come home a winner. If I had continued to play, I honestly believe I would have given it all back and then some. My cycles turned negative for gambling the following day before coming home, so once again I had to discipline myself to not gamble at all on this day. It was quite a challenge, but managed to do other things in the land of entertainment.
In my own trading, I have observed the same repeating cycles over and over again for winning and losing. These are based on what I refer as “winning and losing degrees for trading.” If you are a day trader, watch the Moon. You don’t have to take my word for it. Do a back test of your winning and losing trades and make a note of the exact degree of the Moon. You will notice that the majority of the time, you win or lose in the markets when the Moon hits these same degrees.
Since no trading system is perfect, there will always be times when it just doesn’t work out the way we were anticipating. I remember another particular day I was in a winning trade. The Moon was at 28 – 29 degrees of Gemini and was forming a trine to my progressed planets at late degrees of Aquarius. I trade off of reversals at the daily planetary price harmonics (planetary lines) that I determine each day. I trade on both sides of the market. I closed out my long for a profit and went short at the correct time and price point. The trade began to go as planned, but then suddenly reversed sharply for a small loss. I gave back most of my gains for the day because I forgot to check that the Moon’s entrance into Cancer at 00 – 01 degrees was at a losing degree for me. The Moon formed a square to my progressed Saturn. And so it is. These cycles re-occur continually. It pays to know your own chart and cycles for winning and losing.
Relative performance: There is such a thing as relative performance when trading your system based on your winning and losing trading degrees or transits. I have seen some traders, who are very experienced, exceptional traders actually win at times during their own losing periods. Fortunately, just because you may be in a losing trading cycle, doesn’t mean you have to lose. It can also simply mean that you will probably under perform during this time period. This can mean you make gains that are less than usual or you that you have actual losses. In either case, it pays to know about your own personal trading cycles. This can make a dramatic difference in your results if you integrate this knowledge with your other trading disciplines.
As an example, I have illustrated my own personal winning and losing trading degrees for the first 18 degrees of Aries: 00, losing; 01, losing; 02, losing; 03, losing; 04, losing; 05, losing; 06, mixed; 07, mixed; 08, winning; 09, losing; 10, winning; 11, losing; 12, losing; 13, losing; 14 losing; 15, winning; 16, losing; 17, losing; 18, losing. As you can see, the first 18 degrees of Aries are challenging for me personally because of stressful aspects triggered, but there are some degrees that can be rewarding. You should do this for every degree of the 360 degree zodiac. You will have to invest some time doing this, but it will be well worth your efforts. If you are astrologically inclined, I have a spreadsheet that can help you with this task that I can send to you thanks to Fran Rackow, CPA.