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Using the Tides to Predict the Stock Market

Moon tidesWith the IPO of Facebook puttering along after so much hype, can we be blamed for looking for better methods than stock analysts and wall streeters to help us predict the stock market?

Can you use Tide Pulls to predict the stock market? Big investor Robert Taylor thinks so. He has found that the earth's gravitational pull (as measured by the tidal patterns) affects the stock market. When the pull is at its weakest, the stock markets hits a high (as it did in 2000). When it is at it strongest, the market plummets (as it did in 1987). I guess I will have to start to invest via the Almanac....

Here are some tide charts to get started.

Obama vs Romney Using Astrology - A First Look

Barack obama Mitt RomneyAlthough the campaign season is just starting and Mitt Romney has not officially secured the Republican nomination for President nor has announced a running mate, I have taken a first look at President Barak Obama's and Mitt Romney's horoscope birth charts to see what a first look at transits will tell us about their relative strengths and challenges this upcoming Novemebr 2012 election day.

What I did was look at each man's astrology birth chart and look at the transits (where the planets will be compared to their personal charts) for early November 2012. What will hit their charts at that time and who might have an easier time of it.

I have the following chart information. You can read my personality profiles for them at these links:

Barak Obama born August 4, 1961 at 7:24pm in Honolulu, Hawaii

Mitt Romney born March 12, 1947, 9:51 am in Detroit, Michigan


From what I see coming up into late October / early November is that this will be a real horse race to the finish, depending on who they choose for running mates. I assume Joe Biden will continue as Obama's VP choice and together they have a very strong composite horoscope. Depending on who Mitt Romney chooses, it could decide the election.

If Obama and Romney were running alone, I would say that Obama has a razor thin edge - and it would be very very close. Without knowing both running mates, it could actually go either way it is that close to me right now.

I see Romney getting some surprising good luck at end of the race as transiting Uranus (shocks and surprises) sextiles his North Node (good luck, good direction) in the 11th house of personal missions. But there are a few warning signs - Romney might be faced with more past relevations like his college time antics (transiting Pluto - internal power - in the 8th house of sex, death, taxes and heavy psychological stuff) makes a hard aspect to his natal Neptune in the 5th house (delusions in "fun and games" part of your life) that can move him off course. And transiting Saturn, the planet of problems, is making some hard aspects to his chart - hitting his powerpoint (Vertex) which will hurt his personal oomph and favorability by squaring his Venus (likeability), Midheaven (public face and professional goals) and natal Saturn in the 3rd house of communication - compounding problems on top of problems, but learning a lot along the way.

Obama will not have an easy time of it for an incumbent running for re-election. His luck could run out. Transiting Saturn is squaring his natal Jupiter bringing some challenges to his innate good luck where he least expects it (12th house of hidden things). And he may flub communication in the job as transiting Saturn squares his Mercury in his 6th house. And in fact, transiting Saturn forms a big T Square between his natal Jupiter and natal Mercury indicating to me that his luck (Jupiter) could run out (12th house) because he is caught up in the micro detail of the job (Mercury in the 6th oppositie Jupiter). Not catastrophic but something to consider. Also, transiting Jupiter (which is retrograde) is squaring his Vertex (powerpoint). To say this in English - things expand out of control and can undermine his personal power and ability to control things. The campaign runs off course and in a direction that he cant control. And yet - this crazy out of control Jupiter transit makes a good aspect to Obama's Sun in Leo (Personality and personal mission in life) in the 4th house of legacy so his past actions may help him get over the razor's edge to a re-election.

Delusions for both candidates can plague this campaign. Romney in his career sector and Obama personally and things in the public eye. Transiting Pluto which can upend things is better positioned in Obama's chart than in Romney's.

 As we get more information on running mates etc, keep checking this blog for updates.

I have predicted the results of all past Presidential elections since 2000 correctly.




Horoscope for Month of June 2012 and Week of May 28, 2012

Oprah winfreyAll is right with the world as lucky Jupiter enters Gemini and luck pops out from the most unexpected places. Gather it up and keep your options (and your eyes) open for opportunity.

(Oprah Winfrey has Jupiter in Gemini)

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Not only are you especially clearheaded now, you are also able to figure out just what to say to get exactly what you want. You can be incredibly diplomatic. But Aries often want more out of life than just sweetening the air with their sugary bon mots. Resolve to tackle a long overdue project and enlist a bevy of helpers. All you have to do is ask.....

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Money comes to you easily now. And not just because you have been working at carefully wrangling your loot. Even if you have been lax in your budget making, there is some transom money that seems to just fall into your lap. Don’t waste this largess on junk, Taurus. Funnel it into a safe and secure nest egg. Then you can enjoy fluffy omelettes in your retirement years.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Your are the one to know and the one to get to know. Geminis have a flash of charisma that outshines all competition. Plan on maneuvering into the center stage and wow the crowd with your talent and sheer nerve. Get going while your personal flame is hot, hot, hot. And if a few attractive moths venture too close and singe their wings, that is their own fault.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
How many secret admirers do you have Cancer? There may be too many to count and you may be totally unaware of some of them. There are a lot of good vibes emanating behind the scenes that will guide you to lucky experiences and life changing connections. So keep your confidence high and allow yourself a time of flirtations and furtive romances.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Find any excuse to get together with friends. Seek interesting people and get involved in new social groups. Leos are naturally friendly and looove to be in the epicenter of a crowd. This time the crowd may need some of your TLC so know when to seek attention and when you give a warm hug to others. It may be hard for you to share the spotlight but I know you can do it!

How much can you get away with now? Quite a lot, it seems. While hard working, Virgos will be happily surprised to find that even minimal effort will pay off. So prioritize and don’t sweat the small stuff now. Of course still you have to schmooze the big bosses a bit and make it appear like you are making an effort. But isn’t that is part of the fun?

Libras may be in a rut but it is one that you can easily climb out of. Take a chance and do something totally new or unexpected. It may pay off in ways that you do not anticipate. It is a particularly good time to travel if you have the bucks and the time. If not, see what is happening right around the corner. You may be surprised at what (and who) you find.

Sizzly Scorpios can turn on the charm and make some lucky and powerful connections this week. And these connections will run deep. Some may get downright intimate and life-changing. See who is on the menu and get cooking. Your personal zest adds the spice to any dish. Tuck in and gorge yourself. Err how many desserts do you really need?

Relationships take center stage. If you are currently cultivating a one-on-one, you can discover some wonderful things about your partner, If you are on the prowl for the perfect person, this is the time to scout about. Sagittarians could be lured into multiple love affairs as so many possibilities cross your path. Is sampling is the best way to decide...?

This week turns up the heat on health issues. So as you make your entrance, be sure that you feel as good as you look. Check yourself in the mirror and assess who you see. You might want to make some adjustments in your personal regime - from diet to exercise to any form of stress reduction. Yoga? Meditation? Yawn. Let’s get really creative, Capricorn!

Fun is highlighted all through the week. Aquarians will not only be able to plan, launch and toss a great party, they will also attract some of the most unusual and artistic folks around to liven things up. Anything you do will be A-list level. So don’t sit on your couch and wait for the bell to ring. Get out there and schmooze, booze and carooze.... or something like that.

Puttering around the house will not only be relaxing, it will also spark a range of great new re-decorating ideas. Focus on your domestic agenda from the dust under the rug to the back reaches of your storage closet. Clean it out, sell it at a garage sale and start fresh. And while you are at it, you can be a little fresh yourself, Pisces. There is no telling where that might lead you.

Lucky Numbers for the Week of May 25, 2012

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of May 25-31, 2012:

1, 4, 22, 26, 54, 62, 78, 80


There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month

It is Good to be Superstitious

7 lawsI have always thought it was a good idea to be somewhat superstitious. (Not overly but somewhat) And I couldn't really tell you why I fweel that way except that it felt comforting and it worked. It seems that I am not alone.
Matthew Hutson, Author of the book The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane , writes in the New York Times that superstitious thought, or “magical thinking,” even as it misrepresents reality, has its advantages. It offers psychological benefits that logic and science can’t always provide: namely, a sense of control and a sense of meaning.
Here is a short excerpt of his article:

Consider one “law of magic” that people tend to put stock in: the idea that “luck is in your hands,” that you can affect your fate via superstitious rituals like knocking on wood or carrying a lucky charm. We often rely on such rituals when we are anxious or want to perform well, and though they may not directly have their intended magical effects, these rituals produce an illusion of control and enhance self-confidence, which in turn can improve our performance and thus indirectly affect our fate.

Here is a great example - At the University of Cologne, subjects were handed a golf ball, and half of them were told that the ball had been lucky so far. Those subjects with a "lucky" ball drained 35 percent more golf putts than those with a “regular” ball.

There is the belief that certain objects can carry the “essences” of previous owners (which explains why you might want to own a pen once used by a favorite writer); the belief that symbolic objects can summon what they represent (which explains why you’re scared to cut up a photograph of your mother); and the attribution of consciousness to inanimate objects (which explains why you yell at the laptop that deleted your files). In various ways they all emerge from basic habits of mind, and they all add structure and meaning to a chaotic and absurd universe.

So to believe in magic — as, on some deep level, we all do — does not make you stupid, ignorant or crazy. It makes you human.

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