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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Monday, September 1, 2014

USA, India, Hong Kong reach Resistance

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 1  2014 
Wall Street will be closed on Monday, but the shortened week to follow is likely to be volatile.

There was no Eye of Ra last weekend and for many markets last week was a narrow-range, do-nothing show.

It was a week I indicated in the August 18 edition that markets had to crash through ... or face the prospect of a crash.

They didn't crash through.

And that now leaves them vulnerable. It was a week I'd indicated was likely to be important because of the Mars conjunction with Saturn being squared simultaneously by Venus.

It was the Old God of War meeting the Old God of Borders ... and the Queen of Material Values having a hissy fit over their interaction.

Reportedly, Russian artillery crossed into Ukraine. As I said in the August 18 edition: "Mars, in Scorpio clothing, is heading for a conjunction with Saturn. This won't be pretty. Think ... Cesare Borgia and the "charm" of a King Cobra off for a little chat with the King of Naples. Soon to be the dead, former King."

And I suspect this could all get double-plus unpretty very fast. Mars in Scorpio is not the brash, upfront Arien version of the Old God; it's the fight-to-the-death version ... secretive, silent, and extremely toxic. Mars now enters the last third of Scorpio ... the nasty bit with the deadly stinger in the tail.

You know the one from the old tale ... the bit that made it foolish for the frog to play at being the ferryman.

We also discussed in the last edition the Sun opposition to Neptune, which happened last Friday. And that alone is a danger sign.

And here's why. We've discussed in the past why astrological aspects between planets sometimes impact upon markets exactly as "expected" and at other times don't work at all.

I've explained that price must meet the planet crossing point precisely in time and space.

Well, with the SP500 it did exactly that on Friday.

The chart on the left shows a declining, dotted green line crossing below a dotted grey horizontal. That's the falling Sun line opposing Neptune.

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.

And it's now not the only major world index hitting its head against major overhead planetary price resistance.

In the next few charts, we'll look at both the near-term and long-range planet prices for Pollyanna, the 500 ... and at the Hang Seng and Nifty.

The chart below shows only the primary planet lines for Pollyanna. We've discussed in the past the importance of this Node range, now priced at 1960 and about 2000.

Having lifted from earlier in the year on rising primary lines, the index is now facing downward pressure from falling primary lines, with the green Sun line having been very important to the uptrend and now, potentially, another correction downwards.


The potential danger is even more obvious when we examine the long-range monthly chart below. These Node price zones have a long history of changing the trend, or at least stalling it significantly.

India's Nifty has now hit major planetary resistance.

And Hong Kong has made it back to a zone it has been struggling to regain for the past three years ... and faces another major hurdle not far north of that one, if it makes it through.

The Australian stock market went nowhere last week. Below is the ASX200 Weekly Planets chart I'm sure you're all now thoroughly familiar with.

Its daily chart is not dissimilar to Pollyanna's ... price is already dropping under the influence of a falling primary Sun line.

The one potential bright spot in the AWP chart above is that the Big Bird oscillator wasn't at all unhappy with the new price high. That's not the case with the same oscillator on monthly charts, but it's just enough to make me think the ASX has enough internal impetus below the surface to make another breakout attempt ... if not immediately, then after the next correction downwards.

Gold. Same-old, same-old. The central banks continue their games in the paper markets; the Chinese keeping buying every single gram of the physical stuff they can get their hands on; the Lows from earlier in the year continue to hold and my personal leaning remains that gold prices are now within the early uplegs of a new Bull run.

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, August 16, 2014

Crash through or crash ... Mars/Saturn

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 August 18,  2014 
 Well, the snugglepuss session with Venus and Jupiter making kissy-smoochy in Leo is almost over.

Now the wicked warrior is heading for a confrontation with the old guy who eats children ... and Venus will throw a hissy fit with both of them.

As expected, stock markets had a nice lull in the developing storm last week as the Prince and the Showgirl headed into their leonine love-in and the general tendency for a price rise into the aspect held firm.

Now we need to think about whether such grand passion can last. Mars, in Scorpio clothing, is heading for a conjunction with Saturn. This won't be pretty. Think ... Cesare Borgia and the "charm" of a King Cobra off for a little chat with the King of Naples. Soon to be the dead, former King.

Venus will make a tense square aspect with both of them ... and the Sun leaves sunny Leo for picky Virgo, where he'll oppose Neptune.

Now, these key aspects pack enough power to turn the markets again. They're not happening this coming week, but the following one.

Last weekend, I published a chart showing the general tendency for stock prices to rise into the annual Venus-Jupiter conjunctions. Now let's take a look at the historical track record of Venus square Saturn, Mars conjunct Saturn and Sun opposed Neptune, marked below with blue, red and green bars respectively.

The other reasonably significant astrological event is that Mercury moves into Virgo this weekend. It's indicative of a mental shift, a change in thinking from grandiose speculation and bold statements to a much more measured outlook and demands for real, hard, actual evidence.

As in ... You can say you bombed a secret Russian convoy, but now it's time to show-and-tell, not just bluff, bluster and try to bravado your way through. And that's not just a matter for little Mercury. The Sun opposed Neptune may well see a "big lie" exposed for all to see.

Still, enough with all of that. Time for some techie stuff. And since it has served us none too shabbily for the past few weeks, let's return to the Dow Jones Industrials daily. I've gone back to the really basic. As expected, the Dow had a better week and managed to climb back above the orange horizontal.

But! The bounce was not enough to get the Dow back inside its longer-term rally channel. So far, it's only a retest of the rising channel's bottom line.

And ditto at a daily level for Pollyanna, the SP500.


Okay, now let's return to some specific planetary price levels. I said last weekend: "I'd have thought she (Pollyanna) should be able to climb above Mars in the coming week, and if she does, we need to watch how she handles the $1958 Node price line." If you recall, the falling Mars line was priced at 1940 for last week. Polly regained it and on Friday attempted to break through the 1958 level. And failed.

Let's hop across the Pond and consider the state of the FTSE. I've shown you the long-range planetary price chart for the German DAX a few times recently.

London made a retest of the 6526ish planetary price level during the August spike down and has bounced again.

What worries me about the bounce, though, is its weakness. I've marked the general area of this very long sideways shuffle with a couple of thin black horizontals, which also cover the previous Bull peaks.

But the Big Bird oscillator is getting very unhappy.

Okay, the ASX200, which enjoyed a stronger love-in bounceback than most other markets. As with the Dow and Pollyanna hitting either planetary price lines or technical trendline levels, the index now has to crash through ... or face the prospect of at least a mini-crash developing.

And gold. Spikes to the topside, spikes to the downside. A shiv into the Bears one day, a skewer into the Bulls the next. Personally, I remain long-range bullish and short-range totally relaxed. And bored by the games.


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  


  Purchase Forecast 2014 and receive a special report on GOLD