Saturday, September 27, 2014

Desperately seeking harmony

Randall Ashbourne, an associate of Astrological Investing, posts a weekly market report on his web site, theidiotandthemoon.com  The following is this weekend's Eye of RA report: Week beginning September 29  2014 
 The Sun has changed signs to Libra and early this coming week he'll be joined by the sign's ruling Queen, Venus.

Libra is the sign of balance, harmony, diplomacy and fairness. Yeah. That's what the Librans love to tell you. They're good at public relations ... in so many ways.

The glyph for Libra is a set of scales. And they're a bit like a broken clock that's right twice a day.

Because, dear reader, we all know scales are in balance only when they're empty! So, Life in the Libran lane is a constant back-and-forth as it seeks balance, equality and harmony ... actually only achieving it for short periods of time until the next little breeze upsets the delicate balancing act.

It's a see-saw, tilting first this way ... then that way. What does it mean for stock markets ... and money, since Venus also has specific rulership of money?

It means anything which swung too far that way is about to start swinging back the other way! Awww ... yuh thought it was gonna be nice?

Nuh. Afraid not. It's just going to exacerbate the volatility we've been discussing for the past few weekends.

We've now had the first hit of the Fire trine ... Jupiter in Leo trined to Uranus in Aries. And in many markets, the "obstacles" collapsed.

The ASX200 and the FTSE are a couple of examples. Here's the FTSE update from last week. The chart has "lost" the marked prices, but you can look them up in last weekend's edition, via the Archives.


London just collapsed through the 6734 and 6703 markers from last week ... but did find at least temporary support at the listed 6615 price, making a Friday low at 6615.10. The ASX200 collapsed down through the 5415 and 5385 markers, but stopped dropping a few dollars short of the marked 5294 level, with a weekly low of 5309.80.

Germany and Amsterdam declined into close hits of the Jupiter/Uranus price crossing and held. Here's the DAX chart updated.

And it was a ditto for greenback gold, which made a spike down to a rising Mars price and closed the week on top of FatBoy and the Frootloop.

Now look, I'm bored with waffling on about Old Gods and the current aspects. We discussed it at length over the past couple of weekends. Just remember the Mars trines to Uranus and Jupiter have yet to become exact, so we're still in the period when the boundaries are likely to fail.

Let's have a look at what Pollyanna's see-saw looks like. The SP500 is still roughly in the middle of the Bullish price channel it has been riding since around this time in 2011. The Big Bird oscillator is tilting the other way, but is still holding above the Bullish +100 level.

Daily price bars continue to range within the Nodal bounaries at $1960 and $2000. Friday's bounce took the price back in contact with a rising, light green Sun line and a falling, dark green Venus line.

Blah, blah, blah. Time for a bit of favoritism and I'll deal now with my home market. Firstly, the danger ...

Auntie, the ASX200, has fallen off its uptrend line. We still have two days of trading to finish before this bar cements itself, but it's not looking good. The Canaries have been stacked in negative mode for months and the last price peak came in with a significantly lower peak in the Big Bird (the blue line oscillator).

Red Bird (medium-term) and Green Bird (fast) have fallen off their perch ... badly. We have clear warning signs the Australian stock market may be rolling over from vaguely Bullish to distinctly Bearish.

Auntie's Weekly Planets chart is below and the weekly Big Bird has gone into a death dive. Despite the fact we're now in the statistically negative period between New Moon and Full Moon, it is possible that the Sun/Venus entry into Libra may try to swing the scales back in the other direction.

However, at this stage, it's looking more likely to be a corrective bounce, rather than a resumption of the Bull.

Overall, as with the other indices, we are in the hands of the three fiery Old Gods making a Grand Trine with each other and need to watch carefully and stay nimble for the next couple of weeks.

Safe trading - RA

Randall Ashbourne (Disclaimer: This article is not advice or a recommendation to trade stocks; it is merely educational material.)
Copyright: Randall Ashbourne - 2011-2014


Astrological Investing's associate, Randall Ashbourne, author of the eBook, The Idiot and The Moon, and The Idiot and the Moon, Forecast 2014, writes a free weekly column titled, The Eye of Ra on his web site in  which he explains the potential impact of astrological aspects and the current state of technical conditions. Ashbourne's charts are revealing illustrations of exactly what has occurred in the market and the probability of what to expect.


Important reading:  Randall Ashbourne's The Idiot and The Moon, Forecast 2014  


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

3 fiery Old Gods ... and price targets

Randall Ashbourne, an associate of Astrological Investing, posts a weekly market report on his web site, theidiotandthemoon.com  The following is this weekend's Eye of RA report: Week beginning September 22  2014 


We will chat a little more this weekend about The Spooky Stuff and the looming Fire trine involving Mars, Jupiter and Uranus.

But, this time, we'll concentrate our attention on the potential impact on stock and commodity prices, including the exact price targets which could signal breakouts ... or breakdowns.

I talked last weekend about the potential for this coming trine to "set the world on fire". If you missed last weekend's edition, please have a look in the Archives before continuing.

I indicated last weekend that the real symbolism of a trine is the rapid removal of obstacles. This is important because it involves the drive-and-energy planet, Mars, in Sagittarius, which can be utterly careless in simply ignoring rules, borders and boundaries in pursuit of "a higher purpose".

Jupiter, the head honcho of the Old Gods, rules Sagittarius and I characterised him in Leo as a megalomaniac in egomaniac mode. And Uranus in Aries is a frootloop on fire, a violent rebel intent on overthrowing the status quo. Uranus breaks boundaries simply because they're boundaries. He rules sudden shock and surprises ... and damn the consequences.

What we have about to unfold, is a massive concentration of cosmic energy which is determined to break things ... especially the normal rules and boundaries. The "obstacles" will collapse. It's breakout ... or breakdown.

And it's not the only major stuff happening Out There at the moment. The week begins with the Sun shifting to Libra and Pluto going Direct. Next week, Venus will also move to Libra, the Sun will square Pluto, Mercury will go Retrograde ... and Mars will trine Uranus. What we'll concentrate on this weekend are the price zones where all this power is going to be most concentrated ... starting with this week's Jupiter trine Uranus aspect.

I've said to you repeatedly in the past that astrological expectations do NOT override technical conditions. And I've also discussed with you how these expectations can go badly wrong unless Price and Time meet each other exactly in "space". Well, that's precisely what we're about to look at ... and we'll start with the Pollyanna index, Wall Street's SP500.

I will use weekly charts for all the indices we look at this weekend because while this Fire trine starts this week, its impact will be felt into early October.

In effect what we're looking at are the "boundaries" this aspect will break. A breakout is likely if we get a weekly CLOSE above these key price levels. A breakdown is on the cards if we get a fairly exact TOUCH of one of these prices and the index in question immediately starts to back away at a fast pace.
Given that we're talking about weekly charts and a volatile aspect which is in effect for 3 weeks, the term "fast" is relative, of course.

When we look back in a few months, this period is likely to show up as having been very important. If you're one of those traders fixated on hourly intraday charts, it may seem like an eternity waiting for price to break above or below one of these levels.

Okay, the 500 was in full gushing Pollyanna mode last week ... making new all-time highs.

Auntie, the ASX 500, was going in the opposite direction ... plunging hard as the $AUD, commodity prices and gold all fell hard.
Toronto must have been having similar problems.
London was distraught ... and then relieved.
Mumbai's Nifty ...
Amsterdam ...
Frankfurt ...
Shanghai ...
Singapore ...
And gold in greenbacks ...

Safe trading - RA

Randall Ashbourne (Disclaimer: This article is not advice or a recommendation to trade stocks; it is merely educational material.)
Copyright: Randall Ashbourne - 2011-2014


Astrological Investing's associate, Randall Ashbourne, author of the eBook, The Idiot and The Moon, and The Idiot and the Moon, Forecast 2014, writes a free weekly column titled, The Eye of Ra on his web site in  which he explains the potential impact of astrological aspects and the current state of technical conditions. Ashbourne's charts are revealing illustrations of exactly what has occurred in the market and the probability of what to expect.


Important reading:  Randall Ashbourne's The Idiot and The Moon, Forecast 2014  


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Three Old Gods set the world on fire

Randall Ashbourne, an associate of Astrological Investing, posts a weekly market report on his web site, theidiotandthemoon.com  The following is this weekend's Eye of RA report: Week beginning September 15  2014 

It is time we had a little chat about The Spooky Stuff, since Mars moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius this weekend ... as gigantic solar flares head towards Earth.

Now I'm well aware most of you pop in each week for a look at the state of the stock markets and that you don't really believe a bunch of rocks and giant gas balls named after some mythological Greek gods can possibly have any real impact on Life, as we know it.

For you it's all a bit of fun ... like sticking your head in the fortune teller's tent at the village fair.

Well, come on in ... I have three tall, dark, handsome strangers I want you to meet! Of course, after you meet them you'll probably want to run away. Far away!

When I published Forecast 2014 in early January, the first chapter was titled: 2014 ... and let slip the dogs of war.

I started: "There is only one real show in the skies this year … a dramatic escalation in the ongoing War of the Gods which has been underway since 2008 and is not due to end until 2015. Hostilities are likely to hit a new peak in the first four months of 2014."

So let's recap. In March, Russia annexed Crimea ... following NATO-American backing of the overthrow of Ukraine's President. Those who overthrew the elected government were labelled patriotic heroes and those who supported the ousted leader were labelled terrorists.

Further south, the NATO-Americans were following the same script that had worked so amazingly well in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya ... pump mega-millions of arms, equipment and training to the "patriotic heroes" struggling valiantly to overcome their status as poor, huddled masses yearning to be "free".

Unsurprisingly ... for anyone with an IQ exceeding room temperature ... the nutbags flowered in the desert sands liberally fertilised with blood-and-bone, called themselves Islamic State and by June had extended their caliphate from Syria into Iraq. Mission Accomplished. So to speak.

Oops!

Sadly ... quite tragically for millions of people directly involved ... the "new peak" of the first 4 months of 2014 is now in real danger of being only a very minor peak.

With Mars now in Sagittarius, we have three Old Gods now in Fire signs. Uranus is in Aries, a position I have frequently characterised as armed rebellion.

Jupiter, the king of the Old Gods, is in Leo, a sign which considers itself kingly. The megalomaniac in egomaniac mode. GeeZeus!

And Mars, the god of war, is in Sadge. Good Sadge is benevolent, extraordinarily tolerant, and welcomes cultural and political diversity with open arms. But, Sagittarius also symbolises foreign countries, a careless attitude to borders and restrictions in the search for "a higher purpose" and, in general, the world at large.

Oh, dear. The god of war, on fire, let loose on "the world at large" in pursuit of "a higher purpose".

Get my meaning? Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!!

Starting on September 25, these three planets start to go into trine with each other. In normal astrological symbolism, as I've explained before, a trine is regarded as being fairly benevolent.

But, that's the cookbook interpretation. What a trine actually means is the rapid removal of obstacles ... and that can be very, very good or very, very bad.

In short, we are heading for another climax ... one that is potentially "the world on fire".

But, hey! That's the negative side!! It might mean a sudden outbreak of tolerance, acceptance and peace. Why, sure!

Anyway, as I said last weekend, that volatile stuff in the markets we saw a couple of weeks ago ... You ain't seen nuttin' yet.

Here are Pollyanna's (SP500) primary planet lines and prices and Auntie's (ASX200) Weekly Planets. YOU may not "believe" ... tell that to the Prices.




Safe trading - RA

Randall Ashbourne (Disclaimer: This article is not advice or a recommendation to trade stocks; it is merely educational material.)
Copyright: Randall Ashbourne - 2011-2014


Astrological Investing's associate, Randall Ashbourne, author of the eBook, The Idiot and The Moon, and The Idiot and the Moon, Forecast 2014, writes a free weekly column titled, The Eye of Ra on his web site in  which he explains the potential impact of astrological aspects and the current state of technical conditions. Ashbourne's charts are revealing illustrations of exactly what has occurred in the market and the probability of what to expect.


Important reading:  Randall Ashbourne's The Idiot and The Moon, Forecast 2014  


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Venus takes a swim, Mars catches Fire

Randall Ashbourne, an associate of Astrological Investing, posts a weekly market report on his web site, theidiotandthemoon.com  The following is this weekend's Eye of RA report: Week beginning September 8  2014 

This will be an interesting week in the markets in spite of the ceasefire negotiated to bring Ukraine off the boil.

I indicated last weekend that Wall Street was likely to be volatile in the shortened week following the Labor Day holiday and we'll look at exactly how that panned out in a moment.

There is the potential for danger dead ahead. One of the most accurate Elliott Wave theorists on the web believes American markets are about to go into correction.

And Clif Droke, who is both an expert in Kress cycles and financial astrology, is forecasting a decline into October or, at best, a continuation of a sideways range.

Both of them believe there will be a strong resumption of the Bull trend in the later part of the year.

This week begins with a Harvest Full Moon. Mercury will square Pluto and oppose Uranus; Venus will oppose Neptune midweek; and Mars moves out of Scorpio into the Fire sign, Sagittarius, next weekend.

Normally, the Full Moon is a statistical low point. It might not work this time.
Let's look first at the historical track record of Venus opposing Neptune and Mars entering Sagittarius. In terms of Greek mythology, Venus and Neptune are buddies. 

Venus was born when Saturn castrated his poppa, Uranus, and threw his manly bits into the ocean. There was a bit of froth and bubble, Venus popped up, and Neppy rescued her from the waves and took her back to shore in his chariot.

So, aspects between Venus and Neptune have a tendency to be relatively benign. The reality doesn't always match the expectations; Venus-Neptune oppositions occur near peaks, as well as troughs. There has been only one previous occasion in the past few years where the aspect occurred simultaneously with Mars moving to Sadge ... it concided with the sudden drop in October, 2012.


Now, last weekend I indicated there was some danger to the SP500 rally because it had peaked the week before very close to the price of a Sun-Neptune crossing.

I said: "So, when Wall Street opens on Tuesday, the big boys' computers are going to have to force a gap above $2004 ... or the index will be in danger of starting a dive."

That is exactly what happened. Pollyanna gapped-up to open at almost $2006 when Wall Street went back to work on Tuesday.

And it gapped-up again the next day.

You can see just how volatile the shortened week was by the range of the price bars.

That's probably just a small taste of what is to come over the next few weeks.

There is a battle going on to control the immediate future of stock prices.

That battle is perhaps even more obvious when we return to the wider view of where Pollyanna is positioned in relation to primary planet prices. Breakout above the falling, dark green Venus opens targets at 2028 and rising Mars in the 2040s; a breakdown suggests the 1970s or 1960 before strong support comes back into play.


The ASX 200 is still having trouble climbing above, and staying above, its Weekly Planets Neptune barrier, now priced around 5640.



The rise in the value of the American dollar caused another sharp slump in the price of greenback gold. There is potential support from a secondary Pluto and a rising Sun line not far below.




Safe trading - RA

Randall Ashbourne (Disclaimer: This article is not advice or a recommendation to trade stocks; it is merely educational material.)
Copyright: Randall Ashbourne - 2011-2014


Astrological Investing's associate, Randall Ashbourne, author of the eBook, The Idiot and The Moon, and The Idiot and the Moon, Forecast 2014, writes a free weekly column titled, The Eye of Ra on his web site in  which he explains the potential impact of astrological aspects and the current state of technical conditions. Ashbourne's charts are revealing illustrations of exactly what has occurred in the market and the probability of what to expect.


Important reading:  Randall Ashbourne's The Idiot and The Moon, Forecast 2014  


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