Thursday, December 8, 2016

SPX vs Jupiter – Saturn Cycle | December 2016

Upcoming turn-days:
Dec 10 (Sat), Dec 13 (Tue), Dec 22 (Thu), Dec 30 (Fri), Jan 05 (Thu), Jan 15 (Sun).

Picking a War with China | Thinking the Unthinkable

Today, more than 400 American military bases encircle 
China with missiles, bombers, warships and nukes (
HERE)
John Pilger (Dec 6, 2016) - How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missile.

In 2009, President Obama stood before an adoring crowd in the centre of Prague, in the heart of Europe. He pledged himself to make "the world free from nuclear weapons". People cheered and some cried. A torrent of platitudes flowed from the media. Obama was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

It was all fake. He was lying.
The Obama
The world's greatest military power,
and the world's soon greatest economic power
are on the road to war
(HERE)
administration has built more nuclear weapons, more nuclear warheads, more nuclear delivery systems, more nuclear factories. Nuclear warhead spending alone rose higher under Obama than under any American president. The cost over thirty years is more than $1 trillion. 

A study by the RAND Corporation – which, since Vietnam, has planned America’s wars – is entitled War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable. Commissioned by the US Army, the authors evoke the Cold War when RAND made notorious the catch cry of its chief strategist, Herman Kahn – ‘thinking the unthinkable’. Kahn’s book, On Thermonuclear War, elaborated a plan for a ‘winnable’
War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable (HERE)
nuclear war against the Soviet Union.  

In 2015, in high secrecy, the US staged its biggest single military exercise since the Cold War. This was Talisman Sabre; an armada of ships and long-range bombers rehearsed an ‘Air-Sea Battle Concept for China’ – ASB – blocking sea lanes in the Straits of Malacca and cutting off China’s access to oil, gas and other raw materials from the Middle East and Africa. 

It is such a provocation, and the fear of a US Navy blockade, that has seen China feverishly building strategic airstrips on disputed reefs and islets in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Last July, the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against China’s claim of sovereignty over these islands. Although the action was brought by the Philippines, it was presented by leading American and British lawyers and can be traced to then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The world's attention and fortunes are shifting east, and America's dominance is ending [HERE]. Once subjugated, scorned and impoverished, China is rising inexorably as the world's banker, manufacturer and builder. 

Will all this be allowed to happen peacefully? "We need to make America strong again," says President-elect Trump. "We need to make America great again... and we need victories.

See also HERE + HERE

CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) vs 4 Lunar Month Cycle

In line with the 4 Lunar Month Cycle, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) turned up yesterday. The geocentric Bradley Index will sport a high on Dec 09 (Fri). Dec 10 (Sat) is a SoLunar Turn-Day and Dec 14 (Wed) a Cosmic Cluster Day

SPX vs CBOE Equity Put / Call Ratio | Extreme Greed

On Wednesday, Dec. 7th the CBOE Equity Put / Call Ratio closed at 0.46, signalling extreme greed. In fact this is the lowest Put/Call Ratio value since June 10th, 2015. On June 11th the SPX turned down.

CNN's Fear & Greed Index signals a market high is near or in.
Source
: CNN Fear & Greed Index

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tax Burdens in OECD Countries | U.S. Among the Low-Tax Nations

Source: Bloomberg
New data of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that the average tax to GDP ratio in OECD countries was 34.3% in 2015 compared with 34.2% in 2014 and 33.8% in 2013. The 2015 tax rates are the highest recorded since OECD records began in 1965. However, the U.S. total tax burden of 26.4% of gross domestic product (including state and local taxes) is far down in the global rankings. Of the 35 OECD members only South Korea, Ireland, Chile and Mexico have lower tax burdens, while with 46.6% Denmark had the highest tax to GDP ratio.

Compared with 2007 (pre-recession) tax to GDP ratios, the biggest fall has been in Ireland, from 30.4% in 2007 to 23.6% of GDP in 2015. The second largest fall occurred in Norway, from 42.1% of GDP in 2007 to 38.1% in 2015. The tax burden in Turkey increased from 24.1% to 30.0% between 2007 and 2015. Greece and Mexico showed increases of 4% over the same period.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

From Conquest To Affluence To Collapse | The 250 Year Empire Life Cycle

Empire Life Cycle ≈ 250 Years ≈ 10 Generations
Serge Bernard (Jul 25, 2016) - Regardless of financial strength, political power and knowledge of previous history life cycles, no empire leader has ever been able to prevent its supremacy from collapsing. For instance, the successive Chinese dynasties would always rise, stay and fall regardless of lessons learned from the past. Empire life cycles would repeat over and over following a same cyclical pattern. 

In 1977, Sir John Glubb wrote an essay titled “The Fate of Empires”: […] during 3 millenaries the average superpowers duration period has been consistently of about 250 years […] the full 250-year cycle corresponds to about ten 25-year generations. This 250-year duration presents an unexpected consistency, especially if we consider all the major changes during the 3,000 years in transportation speed and weapons sophistication, which has expanded territories conquests from local to global. Regardless of the historical period, the life cycle was always of about 250 years. 

Something bigger than their leaders was inclining empires to rise and also to fall. While we could seek a spiritual explanation of divine influence, we can also look at the sky from an astrologer perspective and find out that there are perfect correlations between the 250-year empires live cycles and Pluto’s 248 year orbital cycle. When a country is born, Pluto occupies a certain position in the sky, which eventually will return to the same position in about 248 years. That period corresponds to the entire superpower life cycle. 

In his essay, Sir John Glubb also revealed that all empires cycles in history have followed a same 8-phase pattern process, which is represented below […] here are the empires 8 common phases and their corresponding heroes. While not necessarily of equal duration, each phase would last an average of about 41 years.

During the past 3,000 years the average life expectancy of
superpowers has been 250 years. All Empire Cycles followed
the same 8-phase pattern, and this pattern along with the
Pluto Cycles indicates that 2015-2022 will be the last 7 years
of the USA as the world superpower (
HERE)
The USA is now in the final phase of the superpower life cycle pattern. The USA was born on July 4, 1776. That day Pluto was positioned at 27°33′ of Capricorn and will return to that same natal position during the years 2021-2023, which is about 248 years later as found with most of the historical empires lives. During that orbital period, transiting Pluto covered all angles from 0° to 360° with natal Pluto. Angles multiple of 45 degrees are critical and correspond to tensions during each of the 8 phases transitions.  

At left is a rudimentary historical outline associating USA superpower life cycle with Pluto orbital cycle. Human death is unavoidable regardless of wisdom and knowledge about what happened to previous dead people, and so are empires that rise and live until their inexorable collapse. Superpowers' life and death patterns will repeat itself whether their leaders study past history cycles or not. 

Cosmic life is bigger than human life. The USA’s last phase runs from Pluto semi-square in 2001 to Pluto's return to its natal position in 2022. It is worth noting the year 2001 amazing synchronicity between Pluto semi-square (45°), the historic empire transition from decadence to collapse and the September 11 terrorist attack. Now, during their last phase from 2001 to 2022, the USA will not give up its supremacy without a full fledge military, political, economic and religious war. The next financial bubble burst may be fatal and global. USA will win the battle against terrorism, but will lose the supremacy war against the rest of the world, where contenders such as China are already preparing themselves for the opportunity to fill the vacuum [on the coming US-war on China see HERE + HERE]. This process started in 2001 and most USA power strategies miserably failed ever since. We are now seeing a growing world chaos that will likely expand into a worldwide war during the next 7 years until USA final supremacy collapse around 2022-2023 […](see also HERE)


Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb (1978):
The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival (HERE)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jack Gillen's Sensitive Degrees of the Sun | 2017


"The Sun's position by itself in relation to the stock market can show you trends that are more or less active for each year, as the sun degrees are generally fixed. They fall on about the same date every year. So this is why some periods of the year would be more of a pattern."
Jack Gillen (1979): The Key to Speculation on the New York Stock Exchange.

2016 Sensitive Degrees of the Sun HERE

SPX vs Mercury @ Maximum Elongation East / West + Mercury conjunct Sun


Any Mercury Maximum Elongation (e.g. maximum East on Dec 10, 2016) coincides with increased solar storminess, particularly within a few days either way of the key points within the cycle. An inferior conjunction of the Sun and Mercury will occur on Dec 28, 2016 (Wed).

Astronomical Calculator HERE

SPX vs Mercury – Mars Speed Differential | December 2016

Upcoming signal-days: Dec 14 (Wed), Dec 21 (Wed), Dec 29 (Thu), Jan 07 (Sat), Jan 15 (Sun).

SPX vs Astrometric Indicator | December 2016

Upcoming turn-days: 
Dec 03 (Sat), Dec 11 (Sun), Dec 13 (Tue), Dec 17 (Sat), Dec 30 (Fri), Jan 06 (Fri), Jan 11 (Wed).

SPX vs True Node Speed = Mean Node Speed + Extremes

Upcoming signal-days:
Dec 05 (Mon), Dec 08 (Thu), Dec 10 (Sat), Dec 14 (Wed), Dec 18 (Sun), Dec 21 (Wed),
Dec 23 (Fri), Dec 28 (Wed), Jan 02 (Mon), Jan 05 (Thu), Jan 08 (Sun), Jan 11 (Wed).

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Moment of Time

Two circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the
week, from a Carolingian manuscript (Clm 14456 fol. 71r) of St.
Emmeram Abbey. The day is divided into 24 hours, and each hour
into 4 puncta, 10 minuta and 40 momenta. Similarly, the week is
divided into seven days, and each day into 96 puncta, 240 minuta
and 960 momenta.
A moment (momentum) was a medieval unit of time. The movement of a shadow on a sundial covered 40 moments in a solar hour. An hour in this case means one twelfth of the period between sunrise and sunset (see planetary hours). The length of a solar hour depended on the length of the day, which in turn varied with the season, so the length of a moment in modern seconds was not fixed, but on average, a moment corresponds to 90 seconds: A day was divided into 24 hours(of unequal lengths, twelve hours of the day and the night each), and an hour was divided into four puncta (quarter-hours), ten minuta and 40 momenta. The unit was used by medieval computists before the introduction of the mechanical clock and the base 60 system in the late 13th century. The unit would not have been used in everyday life. For our medieval counterparts the main marker of the passage of time was the call to prayer at intervals throughout the day.

The earliest reference we have to the moment is from the 8th century writings of the Venerable Bede. Bede describes the system as 1 hour = 4 points = 10 minutes = 15 parts = 40 moments. Bede was referenced four centuries later by Bartholomeus Anglicus in his early encyclopedia De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things). Centuries after Bede's description, the moment was further divided into 60 ostents, although no such divisions could ever have been used in observation with equipment in use at the time. Source: Wikipedia

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cosmic Cluster Days | December 2016 - January 2017


The basic assumption here is that heliocentric and geocentric angles between planets are related to financial market movements. A signal is triggered when the composite line of all aspects breaks above or below the Average Cosmic Noise Channel

Upcoming Cosmic Cluster Days (CCDs) are: Nov 25 (Fri), Nov 26 (Sat), Nov 27 (Sun), Dec 14 (Wed), Dec 23 (Fri), Dec 29 (Thu), Jan 09 (Mon), Jan 11 (Wed), Jan 12 (Thu), Jan 25 (Wed), Feb 08 (Wed). Previous CCDs are HERE

SoLunar Map | December 2016 - January 2017


This chart depicts the solunar bias for short-term movements of stock indices two months ahead. The markets are certainly influenced also by other planetary forces - especially longer-term - but a 3-5 day short-term rhythm and pattern is governed by the solunar forces (= 4 highs and 4 lows per lunar month). The solunar forces are a composite of Sun-Moon angles, orbital eccentricities, declinations and some long-term cycles. A Low in the SoLunar Map frequently is a High in the stock market and vice versa. Inversions occur, and if so, they should occur only once every 4 lunar months around a New Moon (max +/- 7 days). The solunar rhythm is frequently disturbed by (1.) the FED, and (2.) by sudden solar activity, altering the geomagnetic field, and hence the mass mood. This can result in the skip and/or inversion of pivots in the SoLunar Map. An increasing number of sunspots and flares have usually a negative influence on the stock market some 48 hours later, and vice versa (Ap values > 10 are usually short-term negative). A rising blue line in the SoLunar Map means the bias for the market is side-ways-to-up, and vice versa. Highs and lows in the SoLunar Map also may coincide with the start and termination of complex, side-ways correction patterns like zig-zags, triangles or flags. 

Upcoming SoLunar turn-days are: Nov 25 (Fri), Nov 29 (Tue), Dec 03 (Sat), Dec 06 (Tue), Dec 10 (Sat), Dec 14 (Wed), Dec 18 (Sun), Dec 21 (Wed), Dec 25 (Sun), Dec 29 (Thu), Jan 01 (Sun), Jan 05 (Thu), Jan 08 (Sun), Jan 12 (Thu), Jan 16 (Mon), Jan 20 (Fri), Jan 23 (Mon), Jan 27 (Fri), Jan 31 (Tue), Feb 04 (Sat). Previous SoLunar Maps HERE