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Mars Square Saturn
This is an issue we covered greatly in the Forecast 2017 Book and last week’s special webinar. The inauguration of President Trump on January 20, 2017, at noon, occurred under a Mars/Saturn square at 23-24° of Sagittarius and Pisces (mutable signs). Mars is the god of war, and Saturn is resistance. Together, they are known as the planets of geopolitical tensions and possible military confrontations. Since it is an inauguration chart, it is in effect for the next four years. This Mars/Saturn squared made a grand square with the USA natal Mars/Neptune square at 20-22° of Gemini and Virgo, the other two mutable signs. Mars in a nation’s chart reflects its capacity for war and aggression. So immediately, we see the greater than usual prospects of a war during this administration’s first term. But with whom?
The current government of Iran was “born” April 1, 1979. On that day, Mars was at 25° Pisces and Neptune at 20° Sagittarius – within orb of the same mutable sign degrees as the 2017 inauguration chart and the USA natal chart. Once again, we see Mars highlighted, and forming a grand square to the USA chart. As if that isn’t enough, president Trump’s natal chart shows he was born under a lunar eclipse at 21-22° of Gemini-Sagittarius, the same mutable degrees. But wait! The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, cuts across the center of the United States and is conjunct Mars in the skies – AND it falls on Donald Trump’s natal Mars/Ascendant conjunction in 26-29° of Leo.
Speaking of war, I expect to be writing about this possibility several times over the next several months, for the solar eclipse of August 21 will conjoin Mars in late Leo – and on USA President Donald Trump’s natal Mars and Ascendant. For those who don’t know the language of astrology, that is a powerful, forceful, and aggressive dynamic. If not contained, it could lead to disputes and an increase in hostilities throughout the world, involving the USA.
- Ray Merriman
The 8/21/17 Solar Eclipse
The solar eclipse conjunct Mars – especially President Trump’s ascendant and natal Mars – also cuts its path of darkness right across the USA heartland, from west coast to east coast. And yes, in the study of astrology, this is considered a classical signature of disputes involving the USA, which can coincide with military or war threats involving the USA. But even without the solar eclipse, the simple Sun/Mars conjunction is one of our most important geocosmic correlates to 10% or greater reversals in the U.S. stock market, given an orb of 8° (and sometimes requiring as much as 12°). The Sun/Mars conjunction occurs on July 26. The 8° orb will begin June 29 and end August 21. Twelve degrees begins June 14 and ends September 5. This is the time band that coincides with 10% or greater reversals in US stock indices. Our studies also show that 67% of the time a 50-week or greater cycle (crest or trough) unfolded in this time band. If the market is making a new high then, we will look for a 10+% decline to start. If it falls at least 10% from a new yearly high into that time frame, then we will look for a bottom from which a 10+% rally will follow. The last time the Sun/Mars conjunction occurred was June 14, 2015. An all-time high in the DJIA occurred May 19 at 18,351, as the Sun was applying within 7° of the conjunction to Mars. That turned out to be the 6.5-year cycle crest. It began a decline down to 15,370 that ended with the 6.5-year cycle low on August 24, 2015. - RM
The Jupiter/Pluto Squares
With Pluto ruling taxes too, in square to Jupiter (on 3/30/17), and with Venus still in retrograde, the probability of over-estimating the ease of picking low hanging fruit (tax reform) is just as great now as it was with reforming the health care act. Saturn station has a very high historical correlations to primary cycles, within 12 trading days. - RM
(The 3rd J/S square is on 8/5/17, the Lunar Eclipse is on 8/7/17, and a big Brad is on 8/9/17. - H1)
The Mars/Sun Conjunction
All of these forces are converging at the same time in the charts of the NYSE, USA, and President Trump over the next ten months. With the Sun/Mars conjunction also approaching on July 26, which historically has a high correlation to 10% or greater reversals in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, one can see why this might be an especially important 100 days coming up for the U.S. stock market, and probably the stock markets of other nations. It could also have a pronounced effect upon currencies and precious metals.
RM's comments for 6/19/17 new.mmacycles.com and new.mmacycles.com wherein he discusses the 7/26/17 Sun/Mars, the 2017 August-October period, and the 2017-2020 reset.
We have the grand cardinal cross in effect now through July 20, followed by the Sun/Mars conjunction in early Leo, a fire sign, July 26. That is followed by the total solar eclipse of August 21, and then the final Jupiter/Uranus opposition of September 27.
It started in May when transiting Mars crossed his natal Sun/Uranus conjunction, in opposition to his natal Moon. It was not expected to end until early September, after the solar eclipse and transit of Mars conjoins his natal Mars and Ascendant. During that time, as written in prior columns, the Trump presidency would likely be defined, and the future of his term determined. As suggested in these columns, if he could control his impulses and focus on matters of importance to the nation, he could pioneer new ideas and programs that could truly revolutionize not just the USA, but the entire world. If not, either his term would be terminated early, or he would set the stage for a huge defeat in 2018. In either case, the second stage of a major reset in world politics, banking, and finances would be in the making, May-September 2017. The third and final stage of this reset (notice how others are now using this term that we titled in our mid-year webinar) would be the Sun/Saturn conjunction on the winter solstice of December 20, 2017, and would last through 2020. This is how I saw it from the perspective of a Mundane Astrologer and financial market timer, and the most critical time for Donald Trump would be right now - in Stage 2, and especially highlighted in August 2017. - RM
A Cup of Tea
Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!" "Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"
te esse hominem memento; mortalem te esse. memento mori. respice post te. nam mors indecepta!
The Panic of 2017: Coming Soon?
The 8/7/17 Lunar Eclipse and The 8/21/17 Total Solar Eclipse:
Puetz: The greatest number of crashes start near the first full moon within six weeks of a solar eclipse especially when that full moon is also a lunar eclipse. Once the panic starts, it generally lasts from two to four weeks. The tendency has been for the markets to peak a few days ahead of the full moon, move flat to slightly lower – waiting for the full moon to pass - and then the crash run starts.
H1 Date Watch: 9/6, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18, 11/6 (Low), & 12/20 (+/-2) (Final Lows)
Thanks to Zman for posting this interesting NDR 116 year seasonal chart. It happens to overlay nicely with "my" stream of low possibilities, which lasts until 11/6 (and maybe all the way until 12/22), and it fits in with the Astro warnings from Ray Merriman.
have to keep in mind 8/21: a high energy astro-enhanced total solar eclipse and a post opex monday to boot. there is already fright talk starting to pick up at a couple of sites about the eclipse, which crosses the usa for 1 1/2 hours turning day into night.
panics happen quickly.
( H1 DateWatch of 11/6 for an inital low fits quite snugly into the pattern.)
"the panic window is opening wider by the hour. all requirements have been met. the mid august didier sornette finite time singularity is now complete. the puetz scenario, discussed in the intro, is on target. valuation horror can take hold quickly. budget and war and political risks are bearing down like an acela.
iran is making ugly noises. the big war games off of noko start on 8/21. yes, 8/21. the total solar eclipse which sweeps america. trump probably realizes he is trapped. it is over for him when the joint chiefs come out and head butt him. mueller has his flame thrower out. the only question now is: how crazy will he be on the way out?
look out for phoenix. angry whackos from all over the country and from all sides are heading there, according to news reports. doubtful that he will go quietly into the night. he will probably announce the pardon for the arizona sheriff as he practices the pardons for himself and his family."
( H1: 8/17/17 8:58 am)