One week after the USA presidential election, winners and losers in financial markets are making stunning appearances. In world equity markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared to an all-time high last week, but it was not accompanied by a new high in the S&P or NASDAQ futures. Other winners last week included China’s Shanghai Index and Japanese Nikkei, both of which roared to their highest levels since January 2016. The stock market losers included the London FTSE, India’s Nifty, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, the Bovespa of Brazil and Merval Index of Argentina. The world equities are awash in intermarket bearish divergence.
In commodities, the metals were big losers, with Gold dropping to 1201.30 on Friday, November 18, slightly below its 1201.50 low of June 1. On the night of the election (November 9), it has soared to 1338. Silver was also a big loser, dropping to a low of 16.43 on Friday. However, this was still above its 15.83 primary cycle trough of June 1, so it is possible that a case of intermarket bullish divergence is developing here. Next week’s reversal zone may tell the tale.
In the meantime, Gold and Silver are bearish because the Dollar – a clear winner last week - is making new multi-year highs. It soared to 101.48, its highest mark since April 2003! Apparently, traders in both currencies and precious metals are not concerned that inflation is rising – at least, not yet. As stated last week, “We are back on track for the U.S. Dollar to post its 16-year cycle crest, January 2017, +/- 6 months.”
Plunging along with currencies and metals were the U.S Treasuries. Last week, on the eve of the election, the 10-Year Notes were as high as 131. One week later, on Friday, November 18, they were down to 125/10, a level not seen since July 2015.
It was another dramatic week in several of these markets, about what one would expect after a surprise election result and heliocentric Mercury leaving Sagittarius (November 5-16), coinciding with geocentric Mercury beginning its journey through the same sign of exaggeration (November 12-December 2).
On Monday, November 21, the Sun will join Mercury (and Saturn) in Sagittarius. This will be a shortened holiday week in the USA (Thanksgiving holiday is Thursday, November 24), but it could still witness wild surprises in financial markets. That is because a time band containing an abundance of important geocosmic signatures is about to take place. On November 19, Neptune will end its retrograde motion in Pisces and return to direct motion. This highlights themes pertaining to Neptune, such as uncertainty, wishful or delusional thinking, and much hope about the future. It also highlights markets as Neptune rules health care, pharmaceuticals, drugs, rains, floods, and crude oil. It is not unusual to see stock prices rise rapidly under this station, as it can also indicate “irrational exuberance,” to borrow a term once used by former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan.
海王星主管的一切也会被强调：卫生保健、 药品、 药物、 降雨、 洪水，以及原油市场。
On November 24, the first of three passages of the Jupiter/Pluto waning square will take place. This will bring back themes that were present when these two planets were in conjunction in December 2007, which was the first month of the official Great Recession. It pertains to the four D’s: debt, deficits, default, and downgrades, plus taxes. These themes are apt to be present through all three passages, which will last until August 2017. Along the way, this square will be part of a cardinal T-square with Uranus, which will be at its strongest in March 2017 +/- 2 months. This type of cardinal T-square is often in effect when sudden financial crises, or stock market selloffs, occur.
11月24 日，木星/冥王星三次亏月相刑的第一次成相，这将带回2007年12月木冥合相时出现的主题，那是正式大萧条的第一个月份。与四个D：债务、 赤字、违约和降级，再加税务相关。
上述刑相位还与天王星构成T三角的一部分，并在2017 年 3月（加减2个月）时达到最强的能量, 往往会发生突如其来的金融危机或股票市场抛售。
There is also a Venus translation occurring next week. Venus will conjunct Pluto and square Jupiter on November 25. Four days later, Venus will square Uranus, forming yet another cardinal T-square. These are all powerful geocosmic reversal signatures, as is the Sun/Neptune waning square of November 30. Many financial markets are vulnerable to reversing their recent moves, as new and sudden information and events unfold that change the financial and possibly political outlook of the masses. However, it is a new primary cycle, so any reversal, although steep, may be short-lived.
Speaking of which… we, in the United States, are not over the November 8 election stunner. We should get over it and move on, but we are not. Perhaps it is because the Sun is still in Scorpio, a sign that refuses to surrender. Furthermore, we are at the end of Scorpio, wherein lies the stinger of this creature. Perhaps it relates to the hard aspect between Jupiter and Pluto (Pluto rules Scorpio), which will be in effect for the next 9 months. Not only are we having trouble moving on, but it is as if many protesters against Donald Trump (many of whom didn’t even vote) want to destroy things. For many anti-Trump protesters, the situation becomes even more difficult to accept as late votes keep coming in, increasing Hillary Clinton’s popularity margin way above that of Trump’s. On election eve, she had garnered over 600,000 more votes. Now, the official count is over 1.4 million according to the non-partisan Cook Political Report, with projections that it will grow to a margin of over two million popular votes more than the Electoral College vote winner Donald Trump, when all votes are counted. Given that the race for the office of the USA presidency is the only election in the land that doesn’t award victory to the one who received the most votes from the populace, it is understandable why so many young people who voted for Mrs. Clinton are protesting the Electoral College election system. Even Donald Trump himself was previously against the Electoral College system (which he called a “disaster” before the election) when it differed from the popular vote.
Thinking out loud how astrology might have called for this difference between a popular and electoral college voting result, there might be an answer I didn’t think of it clearly in last week’s column. That is, Clinton and Kaine’s Sun (birth date) formed a favorable “grand trine” to the USA Venus/Jupiter conjunction, as written. Venus and Jupiter refer to “popularity,” and they clearly won the popular vote by surprisingly large margin. However, in Donald Trump’s chart, the progressed Sun was on his natal ascendant, which denotes a time of personal fame and probable victory, while transiting Saturn was on Clinton’s nadir (if 2:18 AM is her correct birth time), which indicates a very low time in one’s personal life.
The election is over, and the rules are that Trump will be the next president. Note to protesters: as individuals, we always have two choices in situations we do not like: we can either work to change the situation if possible, or we accept, adapt, and move on with grace. The worst possible decision is to do neither, which is a formula for a lifetime of conflict and unhappiness. Now, Jupiter (happiness and optimism) would not like it if you choose to keep him out of your life.
We may not be able to predict elections with 100% accuracy, especially in situations where there are two types of votes 0ne popuilar and one electoral. But one thing that is guaranteed, is that the Sun will come out tomorrow, you will have an opportunity to help or serve someone in need, and life is a series of constant changes. With that in mind, it always wise to make the best of every day and the best of these times. Ultimately, it is one’s decisions and actions that create the reality one experiences as life.