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The best market timing for Silver

March 7 - 2011

Raymond A. Merriman©

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Please note that due to travel schedule, there will be no weekly column next week. The next column will be written for the week of March 21, and uploaded March 18-20.

The Market Week in Review :

With three planets plus the new moon in Pisces last week, it was a typical "amusement-park- like-wild-ride" with financial markets. Pisces rules the imagination and fantasy. When Pisces is highlighted, it is akin to distorting reality, when people read much more into a subject or news event than is meant, giving great importance to matters that are really of little importance, and completely glossing over those matters that are truly important. It is like being in a house of mirrors. You are not sure what is real and what is just a reflection of the real, or an apparent reality that doesn't quite fit correctly. You chose the reflection, and what was on the left side is now instead on the right side, and you get disoriented.

And so it was last week that Congress agreed to $4 billion in spending cuts that averted a government shutdown for all of two weeks. What ? Do they think calmer heads will prevail then ? Please, get an astrologer! The next deadline for a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown will now come up March 18, and that is when things start to get really interesting from the perspective of Financial Astrology (see Short-Term Geocosmics).

Last week also witnessed impressive payroll numbers, which increased by 192,000 jobs in the USA last month, and the unemployment numbers, which dropped below 9% for the first time since April 2009. This was the good news investors were hoping for just one day earlier when the Dow Jones Industrials soared nearly 200 points. But in this Piscean "House of Mirrors, " investors instead didn't see the "good news " on the jobs front as important as the "bad news " of rising oil prices. What were they thinking ? What mirror were they looking into and what reflection did they see ? I think they got lost in the images. Crude Oil and gasoline have been on a tear for the past two weeks! It's not new. On February 15, Crude Oil bottomed at less than $84/barrel. It's been above $100/barrel for over a week now. But on the day of the favorable payroll reports, the DJIA gives back nearly all of its 193-point gain from the prior day, before a late-day rally cuts those losses in half.

In the week that saw the world's investment community spinning around like a Mad Hatter's Tea Cup, stocks and commodities were all over the place. Actually, this is not at all unusual for a week in which half the planets (if we include the Sun and Moon) were in the mutable sign of Pisces. Like all mutable signs, Pisces is volatile. It has trouble making up its mind which way it really wants to go. So first it goes up, and then it suddenly decides to come back down. But no... wait a minute, "I think I would rather go up after all, but darn it, where was I headed when I started ? I better go back and start over again". So last week seemed like a wild week, but in reality the DJIA traded entirely within the range of the prior week and changed all of less than 40 points from the prior week. That is, the high was lower and low was higher than the previous week's market activity. It just seemed like a busy week because the DJIA was up or down over 100 points for quite a bit of time. But that is a characteristic of an abundance of Pisces influence : it can seem like you did a lot of work, but you are no further ahead (or behind) that you were before you started. Hopefully the ride was exciting, because if it wasn't then the Pisces influence will look to create some other drama. Take a break and come back when the full moon conjuncts Uranus as the major planetary focus shifts from Pisces to Aries (March 18-21). That ought to ring a few alarm bells.

As equity markets the world over bounced sharply up and down, Crude Oil and precious metals soared to new multi-year highs. Crude Oil is testing $105/barrel for the first time since October 2008. Silver tested $35.00/ounce for the first time in 31 years. And Gold soared to a new all-time high above $1440/ounce last week. With Uranus about to join Jupiter in Aries on March 11-12, there is no telling how high these markets can go. The "Asset Inflation Express" keeps roaring onwards, and the uncertainty about the U.S. deficit being brought under control simply continues to fuel this engine of speculation. I don't see it reversing until at least late May-June, and maybe not even until early 2012, although there may be a bump on the tracks when Jupiter makes its last opposition (180 degree) aspect to Saturn in late March.

Short-Term Geocosmics :  

Once again, there are no heavily weighted signatures of a market reversal this week. Yet attitudes are poised to shift dramatically as we begin a more pronounced shift from Pisces to Aries. That is, Mercury and Uranus will join Jupiter into the sign of Aries, the sign of action first, thinking later. Aries is pure impulse.

Of most importance is Uranus spending its last week in Pisces, and then on March 11, commencing a 7-year sojourn into Aries. Truly this is the beginning and the end, symbolically speaking. That is, Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and Aries is the first. Uranus, like Aries, pioneers new things, like consciousness (when positive) or conflict (when not quite so positive, but of course it will rationalize and proclaim that "conflict leads to good things"). That however, is more wish-fulfillment left over from Pisces, than truth.

So what will it be like as Uranus spends its last week in Pisces, not to return for 84 years ? Probably a lot like last week. A lot of drama, a lot of activity, effort, and business, but not much to show for it. Which brings us to March 18-21, the following week.

Here is the time that our elected representatives, in their infinite wisdom, decided to "kick the can of serious deficit reduction" down the road a little further, thinking that cooler heads will prevail March 18. If you are a Financial or Mundane Astrologer, I am sure you are impressed with this decision. Do cooler heads prevail when there is a full moon (March 19) ? Do cooler heads prevail when that full moon finds the Sun conjunct Uranus, which has just moved into Aries ? The full moon is probably the most symbolic astrological pairing of a conflict. Uranus in Aries is probably as far away from an atmosphere of "togetherness " as one can imagine. Uranus rules alienation, not a love fest. Oh sure, there can be truly original and clever ideas presented. But chances are they are way ahead of their time, or too radical for this crowd. With Uranus, the idea may be good, but the timing sucks.

So what affect will this have upon world equity markets ? With Uranus, you never know. You only know to expect the unexpected. It would seem that a blow up and lack of agreement would send stocks into a tail spin as hysteria becomes more evident. After all, Uranus rules high winds, tornadoes and earthquakes, and not a pleasant day on the beach (that's more Neptune). Health-wise, it may pertain to neurological disorders, which might be an apt description of the collective body known as Congress at the end of next week (i.e. March 18), when the next deadline comes up to avert a government shutdown). But you know what else Uranus rules ? Blackouts.

Thus with Jupiter entering the middle degrees of Aries, and approaching its third and final opposition to Saturn on March 28, it seems plausible that there could be a healthy corrective decline shortly. After all, history shows that stocks markets oftentimes slump into a low when Jupiter is in the middle of Aries, followed by another powerful rally until it ingresses (enters) into Taurus (June 4). Maybe the reversal begins nearby to that full moon conjunct Uranus. That's either a reversal signature or a break-out that accelerates the trend in effect. It might be good for precious metals, which thrive on economic and financial uncertainty. With Uranus about to go into Aries, on a full moon period no less, one of the least likely elements to be in evidence is "certainty". Then the challenge will truly be to exhibit a "cooler head, " when everyone else is behaving "headstrong ".

Long-Term Thoughts :


To be continued... (next week)  

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