REVIEW AND PREVIEW
Prices rose 0.8% in the month (of February), the fastest rate in four months. That’s 7.9% over the last 12 months and 8.4% over the last three months. That’s the bad news from Thursday’s consumer price index report and the White House can’t blame Vladimir Putin for this one, though it is trying. “It’s Joe Biden’s Inflation: He Blames Putin, But His Policies and the Federal Reserve Are at Fault,” Wall Street Journal Editorial, March 11, 2022.
In the week that witnessed Gold and Crude Oil testing their all-time highs, while stocks and Treasuries continued to be pressured by the relentless bombardment of Ukraine by Russian military forces, as well as further economic signs of rising inflation, our three-star geocosmic critical reversal period of March 4-7 +/- 3 trading days has coincided with at least a pause – if not a major reversal – in several financial markets.
However, with the war carnage continuing, and more geocosmic conflict signatures on the horizon, it is unclear if these reversals will be any more lasting than the Great Bear’s promises of cease fires and protection of humanitarian evacuation routes. The cosmic picture is currently supportive of an effort towards resolution, but leaders have to make and honor that choice in order for these cosmic indicators to work as they could and should. Geocosmics are only half the equation of a result. Choice (on the part of world leaders and actors) is the other half. But deception and lies and posturing as “the victim” are all good roles for the approaching conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces. This also seems to be a central part of a military execution model, just as assassination of one’s enemies is part of the business model according to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial. For further insights on the “I am the real victim” propaganda, or “I am doing this because I love Mother Russia,” you may want to read “Putin’s People” by Heidi Blake. It is available through Amazon as a printed or audio book.
But let’s get back to the markets and their performance under the important geocosmic signatures of February 16-March 6 and especially March 3-6. Several world stock indices made new multi-month and even yearly lows last week. In Europe, the German DAX crashed to a low of 12,438 on Monday, March 7, a loss now of 23.6% off its all-time highs of November 18 and January 5. The Netherlands AEX fell to 652.80, a new yearly low and off 21.3% from its all-time high of November 18. Switzerland’s SMI and England’s FTSE indices also bottomed on March 7, down 16.35% and 12.2% from their all-time highs recorded earlier this year.
In Asia and the Pacific Rim, the Hang Seng of Hong Kong has now fallen to its lowest level in nearly 6 years. The Japanese Nikkei fell to a new yearly low and down 19.85% from its 31-year high recorded on September 14, 2021. China’s Shanghai Composite fell to 3147, its lowest mark since July 2020 and 15.1% from its triple top on December 13, 2021. India’s Nifty is down nearly 15% from a high made January 18. In Australia, however, it wasn’t so bad. There was a low on March 9, but it was higher than the low of February 24, which was higher than the low of January 27. The pattern of higher lows is encouraging.
The American indices have all held above their February 24 lows, although the DJIA, S&P, and NASDAQ came close to breaking them on their weekly lows of March 8. The Bovespa of Brazil is still trading closer to its multi-month highs than lows.
The performance of the commodity markets was even more stunning than equity markets. Crude Oil soared to a new 14-year high of 130.50 on our March 7 critical reversal date. Two days later it was down to 103.63. Gold soared to 2078.80 one day later on March 8, just slightly below its all-time high of 2089.20 recorded in August 2020. Three days later it traded as low as 1960. Silver rallied to 27.49, its highest price since June 2021. But there was even more drama in the grain markets. Wheat posted a new all-time high of 1425 on the spot market on the March 7 geocosmic reversal date and by Friday it recorded a low of 1020. With the geocosmic signatures coming up in the next 10 days, the volatility is likely to continue.
This will be another power-packed week of geocosmic activity.
First, the Sun will conjoin Neptune on Sunday, March 13, completing the first translation of the forthcoming Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Pisces of April 12. The Sun/Neptune conjunction is a Level 1 signature (the most consistent and powerful type of signature). It has a 79% historical rate of frequency to sudden and sharp price swings within 4 trading days, plus a 79% correspondence to primary cycles within a time band of 14 trading days. But in Pisces, it can also relate to deception and lies in negotiations, violations of promises and agreements. It is a time to be cautious of whom you trust, for people are naïve and vulnerable with romantic and misguided notions of reality.
Just as important will be Venus and Mars entering into a square aspect with Uranus, March 19-22. Venus rules Taurus (money) and is in Aquarius. Uranus rules Aquarius (chaos and disruptions, and a sudden turn of events) and is in Taurus. In other words, Venus and Uranus are in each other’s signs, which is known as a mutual reception, making it even more pronounced in terms of events and behaviors. This is a classic reversal signature for financial markets. Historically, it too has a 79% rate of frequency corresponding to sudden changes of direction in stock markets within a period of 4 trading days. Based on current studies, this may have a pronounced effect also on the crypto currency markets like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Three days later, Mars then makes its square to Uranus from Aquarius to Taurus. This is totally different, for it smacks of a sudden and unexpected burst of new military outbreaks or even cyber-attacks. It is also indicative of violent moves in financial markets (and possibly world affairs). Mars is the god of war and aggression, and Uranus is the ruler of smart weapons, terrorism, unexpected surprises, and cyber-attacks. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. It can be a time for inventive new solutions if those involved act in good faith with regard to the safety and well-being of the masses (Aquarius). Otherwise, in today’s climate, we have to read this as more likely a dangerous period for the masses and investors as well.
The danger may even continue into April 5 when another aspect of frustration and anger arises when Mars conjoins Saturn. This can also be a period of long-term cycle highs or lows – reversals – in grain prices within 1-3 weeks.
After April 5, the theme of the cosmos switches again towards resolution and peace. We just have to protect ourselves until then. To a great extent, the themes of Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces are already evident. These are cosmic indicators of inflation. They also contain themes of speculative frenzies, which we see happening in Gold and Crude Oil, the latter even more so because it is ruled by Jupiter, Neptune, and Pisces. But with speculative frenzies come the presence or aftermath of hysteria and even panic.
On another level altogether, Jupiter, Neptune, and Pisces point to the importance of faith in a greater power, the belief in miracles, and existential acts of heroism against all odds to the emergence of a new world martyr and/or hero. This is the time to be a hero, and not a despot, to be a saint and person of virtue, and not one cynically betraying the faith that others place onto him or her through deception, manipulation, and betrayal. It is a conjunction. With conjunctions especially, we have the choice as to which role we want to play, and which people we choose to admire.
Are we going to be soldiers of truth willing to sacrifice for the healing of the planet and helpers of those who suffer? Or are we going to play the role of deceivers presenting and supporting false narratives that lead others into suffering? That is the challenge of Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces at the same time Mars conjoins Saturn in Aquarius, square Uranus in Taurus.
This is all happening following the conjunction of Venus (peace) and Mars (war) in 0 degrees of Aquarius last Sunday, March 6, which is also the cosmic point of the “New Era” represented by the December 21, 2020 conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the same degree of zero Aquarius. Either this is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius and the start of a brilliant renaissance, or it is a regression back into the age of the Neanderthal through collective self-destruction through complacency and unwillingness to make the decision for fear of angering others who come from the camp of the primal Neanderthal. Given all these fixed signs, they aren’t going to change by our acts of appeasement.
It is easy to dismiss this as an exaggeration, unless you understand the importance of the “Great Conjunctions of 2020” and the Saturn/Uranus square that followed in 2021, all while the U.S. goes through its Pluto return and Pluto conjunct its Moon in Capricorn, 2021-2023.
There is danger. This is also a time of opportunity for humankind.
NOTE 1: THE MARCH ISSUE OF THE MMA Monthly Cycles Report will be released this week! Last month’s issue asked: Is the 23-month cycle completed? Is the next leg down underway? Is Gold headed to $2000? We have further data now to make projections, and we will give special attention to Gold this issue as it tested its all-time high last week. 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: FINANCIAL MARKETS AND GOLD UPDATE FOR CHINA. This webinar will focus on the outlook for the Crude Oil, Chinese Shanghai Composite (SSE) and Gold. Just like U.S, stocks, the Shanghai Composite Index has fallen hard but in a time band for an intermediate-term cycle low that will be analyzed with projections. The presentation will be simultaneously translated into Chinese by NoDoor School for its students and listeners. It will give an astrological overview for the geopolitical conditions in effect in 2022 without getting too political, as China has some very challenging aspects in effect in 2022-2023 that are likely to affect all nations of the world. For our Asian and Pacific Rim clients and readers, the broadcast will take place at 10:00 AM Beijing time, on Saturday, March 19. The cost is $55.00 and includes the slides and recording of the presentation. If you are attending and have questions, you are encouraged to send them to us by Wednesday, March 16. A link to make reservations to attend is available here.
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NOTE 4: TUNE INTO MMA’s NEW WEEKLY YouTube Video 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!
NOTE 5: THE ANNUAL WORLDWIDE WEBINAR and Address on Forecast 2022 with Raymond Merriman took place two weeks ago on FEBRUARY 20, 2022. It went very well (about 2.5 hours) and the recording is now available and highly recommended to view if you were not present. This broadcast updated financial markets since the Forecast book was written in November 2021, including the U.S. stock market, Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, Euro, Corn, Soybeans and Bitcoin. The cost for the recording is $55.00 and includes the slides of the presentation. For more information or to order, go to Forecast 2022 Webinar.
March 18, 7:00 PM MST (9 PM EST): Financial Markets and Gold Update for China. This webinar will focus on the outlook for the Chinese Shanghai Composite (SSE) and Gold. The presentation will be simultaneously translated into Chinese by NoDoor School for its students and listeners. It will give an astrological overview for the geopolitical conditions in effect in 2022 (without getting political) that are likely to affect all nations of the world. For our Asian and Pacific Rim clients and readers, the broadcast will take place at 10:00 AM Beijing time, on Saturday, March 19. The cost is $55.00 and includes the slides and recording of the presentation. If you are attending and have questions, you are encouraged to send them to us by Wednesday, March 16. A link to make reservations to attend is available here. Or you can email us at email@example.com to register.
March 26, 5:30 PM GMT, Raymond Merriman will be speaking at “The Year Ahead Astrology and Finance Day” Conference sponsored by the Mayo School of Astrology. His topic will be “The Pattern of the 10-Year Jupiter/Saturn Waxing Phase.” Jupiter and Saturn conjoin one another approximately every 20 years. The first ten year are known as its waxing phase (between conjunction and opposition). A pattern tends to unfold at regular intervals in this 10-year period related to the world economy, stock markets, and geopolitical tensions. This pattern will be reviews and shown how it relates to the Nodal Cycle of economic prosperity and recessions. An overview about what these cycles imply for the remainder of this decade will follow. Also speaking will be Christeen Skinner, Lara van Zuydam, Bill Meridien, Georgia Stathis, and Grace Morris. Ray’ s presentation will be at 1:30 PM EDT, the last one of this one-day event. For more information, please visit https://mayoastrology.com/events/ .
April 1: Ray Merriman will join Gianni di Poce on MMA’s weekly YouTube video discussing the geocosmic climate related to financial markets. The video will be posted late Friday night. We will review the market activity of the past week and offer a preview of the geocosmic signatures in effect for the next week and beyond. Like this free weekly column, this video is intended to be educational and there will be no cost. You may subscribe to our YouTube Channel today and get announcements when each geocosmic market review is ready for viewing!
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 upon stock markets, precious metals (Gold and Silver), and Bitcoin, and how to integrate astrology with cycle studies to attain optimal market timing skills. Visit https://isar2022.org/schedule/ for further information and register for a great event!