NOTE: There will be no weekly column this week. In its place, we are sending a section from Forecast 2022 on “JUPITER IN ARIES,” a geocosmic signature that will begin May 10, 2022 and is relevant to today’s events. This was written in October 2021 for Forecast 2022. 


 Whereas Pisces is moist, Aries is fiery. Jupiter in Pisces may correspond with rains and floods, but Jupiter in Aries is more apt to coincide with fires and droughts.

Jupiter will ingress (enter) Aries in two stages. Its first foray into the sign of assertion, aggression, competition, and combat will take place May 20-October 27, 2022, and then a second time December 21, 2022, through May 16, 2023. Aries is the pioneer, exhibiting principles of exploration, venturing into new areas that are just waiting to be discovered, like outer space, or some new business endeavor. With Jupiter, it can be very athletic and competitive, setting about to achieve new records in various aspects of human activity, like sports, debate, and political contests.

With Aries, it is a “win at any cost” mission. We are referring to a “warrior mentality,” a toughness that is completely the opposite of Pisces, the sign it is leaving. One fights for peace, the other fights to win and conquer. The mid-term elections of 2022 are likely to be very combative, with ample displays of bravado and machoism as if to prove who is the strongest, most rugged, most equipped to handle the rigors of being a strong leader or convincing the public that they are strong and brave leaders. The only problem is that the world is just coming out of the Pisces period where it wants empathy to be exhibited. The Aries principle is not concerned with empathy, although with Jupiter there, it can be a good actor if acting will lead to victory, which is really all that matters,

It is therefore not surprising to see conflicts and displays of military aggression flare up in the 12-year period when Jupiter moves from the sign of Pisces to Aries. In the last instance, 2010-2011, the Arab Spring erupted. In 1999, it was the Kargil War between India and Pakistan. In 1987, it was the Iran-Iraq war. In 1975, it was the fall of Saigon and the end to the Viet Nam War, which began during the previous Jupiter-in-Aries trek in 1963. Before that it was the Korean War (1951) and the start of WWII (September 1, 1939). The list goes on.

The transition of Jupiter from Pisces to Aries is usually accompanied by these types of aggressive, military conflicts. Thus, the world may witness yet another serious conflict in 2022-2023 when Jupiter transits from Pisces into Aries. On a positive note, the world may also witness tremendous feats of strength and shows of power, which can result in records being set in a variety of human activities, including sports and further space exploration and missions. It is an exciting time, but also a time that poses a danger due to the application of these principles into war-like behavior in nations that are ruled by machismo and egotistical personalities.

How do we as a collective best deal with this? By rewarding acts of bravery and courage but discouraging acts of aggression that lead to unnecessary and dangerous situations putting human lives at risk only to satisfy some egoistic urge of a deranged world leader or would-be world leader. If we can avoid conflicts being acted out on the world stage by such individuals, the remarkable achievements of pioneers in society and well-trained, gifted athletes can be appreciated. It is a favorable time to be a gifted athlete or competitor. It is not a good time if you are subject to the ego-driven needs of a ruthless personality whose only objective is winning and conquering others at any cost.

The regular MMA Column will return next Friday, April 22.


NOTE 1: THE APRIL ISSUE OF THE MMA Monthly Cycles Report was released last week! With Jupiter making its 14-year conjunction with Neptune last week, April 12 week, we are in a time band for intermediate-term cycles in many markets. This issued examined which markets are most prone to reversals under the orb of this longest planetary pair cycle of 2022. Every issue provides MMA’s intermediate-term investors’ and near-term traders’ outlook for the U.S. stock market, Gold, Silver, Treasuries, Euro Currency, Crude Oil, and Soybeans. Each issue also contains MMA’s original geocosmic critical reversal dates (CRDs) and Solar/Lunar reversal dates over the next several weeks for DJIA, Gold, and Silver, complete with trading strategies for position traders during the next month. If you are not a subscriber to the monthly MMA Cycles Report and would like a copy of MMA’s outlook for financial markets, consider trying the March issue for only $35. 

NOTE 2: TUNE INTO MMA’s NEW WEEKLY YouTube Channel on the geocosmic climate related to financial markets hosted by MMTA Educational Director Gianni di Poce. The video is recorded late Friday night and posted then or early Saturday, depending on the editing process. These 5-10 minute video presentations review the market activity of the past week and offer a preview of the geocosmic signatures in effect for the next week and beyond. You may subscribe to MMA’s YouTube Channel today at no cost and get announcements when each geocosmic market review is ready for viewing! Pouyan  Zolfagharnia will be Gianni’s guest for this week’s show. To view this week’s show, click here.

“Just a quick word to say your (Gianni’s) weekly video on YouTube is really a great complementary format to Ray’s letter. I find it interesting and masterfully delivered. Thanks to both of you for this!” M.K., Paris, France, Portfolio Manager.


MAY 8, 2022: MMA’S ANNUAL FINANCIAL MARKETS UPDATE WILL TAKE PLACE MAY 8, 2022, 1:30 PM EDT: This broadcast will take place on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 1:30 PM EDT (that’s 10:30 AM PDT, 6:30 PM UK, 7:30 PM CDT. 2:30 AM Tokyo, 3:30 AM Sydney). In the comfort of your own home or office, you can tune into MMA’s Annual Spring Webinar on Financial Markets. This 3-hour webinar (with two 5-minutes breaks) will give an intermediate-term update on several financial markets, including the U.S. stock market, Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, the Euro currency, Bitcoin and Soybeans. This will be an especially timely presentation because 1) the 12-year Jupiter orbital cycle will be making its first entrance into Aries on May 10, and 2) May 27-June 22 has been highlighted as one of the more probable times in 2022 for major moves in Bitcoin as well as several other financial markets. Joining Ray to share their outlook will be Ulric Aspegrén (Euro, U.S. Dollar) and Gianni Di Poce (U.S. Treasuries, Crude Oil and Soybeans). Ray will be covering equities, metals, and Bitcoin. There will be a Q&A with attendees during this webinar. The cost to attend is $55.00 and includes the slides of the presentation, plus access to the video recording of the event. If unable to attend live, you can still sign up, as everyone who orders the Webinar will receive the video recording following the live event. For more information, click here and SIGN UP NOW TO LOCK IN YOUR PLACE for this event! 

AUGUST 25, 2022: 1:00 PM, Denver, CO, ISAR Conference, 4-Hour Pre-Conference Workshop by Raymond Merriman on “ASTROLOGY AND THE ART OF FINANCIAL MARKET TIMING: HOW TO FORECAST TRENDS AND MARKET REVERSALS.” Financial markets offer objective means to test astrological validity. The Moon changes signs every 2-3 days and is valuable for short-term trading. Planetary stations and aspects identify longer-term market reversals. Approximately 4-5 times/year, markets will form important highs or lows, which are the most favorable times to buy and sell for position traders. This course provides research studies showing the correlation of astrological factors to short-term and longer-term financial markets. The focus will be on stock markets, precious metals (Gold and Silver), and Bitcoin, and how to integrate astrology with cycle studies to attain optimal market timing skills. Visit for further information and register for a great event! For a video description of this workshop via interview between Ray Merriman and Conference Coordinator Laura Nalbandian, click this link


Disclaimer and statement of purpose: The purpose of this column is not to forecast the future movement of various financial markets. However, that is the purpose of the MMA (Merriman Market Analyst) subscription services. This column is not a subscription service. It is a free service, except in those cases where a fee may be assessed to cover the cost of translating this column from English into a non-English language. This weekly report is written with the intent to educate the reader on the relationship between astrological factors and collective human activities as they are happening. In this regard, this report will often cite what happened in various stock and financial markets throughout the world in the past week and discuss that movement in light of the geocosmic signatures that were in effect. It will then identify the geocosmic factors that will be in effect in the next week, or even month, or even years, and the author’s understanding of how these signatures may affect human activity in the times to come. The author (Merriman) will do this from the perspective of a cycles’ analyst looking at the military, political, economic, and even financial markets of the world. It is possible that some forecasts will be made based on these factors. However, the primary goal is to both educate and alert the reader as to the psychological climate we are in from an astrological perspective. The hope is that it will help the reader understand the psychological dynamics that underlie (or coincide with) the news events and their potential effect on financial markets.  

No guarantee as to the accuracy of this report is being made here. Any decisions in financial markets are solely the responsibility of the reader, and neither the author nor the publishers of this column assume any responsibility whatsoever for anyone’s trading or investment decisions. Readers of this report should understand that commodity futures and options trading are considered high risk.