Friday, June 22, 2012

Geocosmic signatures will grow stronger: Raymond Merriman's 6/25/12 week preview

Raymond Merriman discusses how geocosmics with financial astrology actually provides an edge, and what to brace for next - so read on (thanks again, Ray!). These discussions of stocks, bonds, currencies, precious metals, crude oil, and other financial and economic matters are in addition to his analyses of other countries' markets, economy, and the social and political climate. Ray also provides detailed paid subscription services (daily, weekly and monthly) for the various markets, at his website always at the right side of the page. Here are Ray's comments for the upcoming week, from his site at Merriman Market Analyst - MMA Cycles Weekly Preview Comments:

MMA Comments for the Week Beginning June 25, 2012

Written by Raymond Merriman

Due to Saturday's Amsterdam workshop on Gold and Silver, this will be a brief column. We will return to normal next week. This course in Amsterdam will not be recorded. However, much of this new research material on Gold and Silver will be updated and given again at a special one-day workshop at the MAC (Midwestern Astrology Conference) in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Thursday, August 2. For more information, please contact 303-828-5445, 303-604-2777, or email, or go to

Review and Preview

After what happened last week, there can be little doubt that this Uranus-Pluto waxing square is going to be like wrestling alligators. This signature is active and already very apparent, much to the dismay of those who may wish to believe that Financial Astrology is nothing more than mere superstition, fortune-telling, or entertainment-only.

Financial markets – especially stocks, precious metals and energy - were every bit as erratic and abrupt as this signature implies, and as described in this column over the past several weeks. In other words, financial markets once again demonstrated the validity of geocosmic signatures and their correlation to the market climate last week, which is essentially the psychology of the collective, oftentimes exaggerated by the actions of political and banking leaders of the world.

It was pure Uranus square Pluto at work with Jupiter square Neptune, two powerful signatures that make their exact passage on June 24 and June 25 respective, but whose orb of influence can start as much as 10 days before. Early in the week, the stock markets of the world and precious metals were strong. On Tuesday, June 19, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was testing 12,900, it highest price in several weeks, and very close to its highest price in 4 years, which was achieved on May 1 at 13,338. It continued to trade above 12,850 into early Thursday. But then these new monthly highs, accompanied by strong bullish technical signals, were violently negated. Stocks abruptly reversed and the DJIA closed down 250 points that day at 12,573. Yet on Friday, they abruptly halted that decline and instead gained 67 points.

Gold and Silver suffered a similar fate. On Tuesday, June 19, Gold was testing 1635 and looking like it was ready to explode much higher. Silver had crossed back above 2900 the day before. But by Thursday's summer solstice, June 21, Gold and Silver had also abruptly reversed and collapsed to 1558 and 2651 respectively by Friday. Once more, this is classical Uranus in a hard aspect to another planet - in this case, Pluto.

Financial astrology cannot tell one how to trade (nothing can guide one to easy trading under a hard Uranus signature). But nothing is more consistently accurate at describing what the market climate will be like at any given time than Financial Astrology. And last week was truly a journey into character of Uranus. As a reference, consider last week's column, which stated, "However, whenever Uranus is involved, financial markets can do things that very few traders or analysts anticipate, and this can happen very suddenly. Three things are characteristic of markets then. First, they could reverse. Second, they could break above resistance in a torrid rally higher and faster than anyone thought. Third, they could break below support and fall much further and faster than anyone thought (except, perhaps those who study Financial Astrology or other systems that indicate this possibility so strongly in the next two weeks). It makes for exciting times, but you don't know whether the profit is in positioning oneself for a reversal or a breakout."

As it turned out, all three possibilities were in evidence last week. First, stock indices blasted off to new multi-week highs and some (like in the USA) seemed poised to make new 4-year highs. Prices were higher than most analysts expected even a few days ago. Then they abruptly reversed. Gold and Silver were enjoying nice rallies too. And then they suddenly reversed. But they didn't just reverse modestly. They fell much faster and lower than anyone expected, taking out a series of support zones along the way. Yet instead of continuing the crash downwards on Friday, both markets found some support and started back up again.

Welcome to the first passage of Uranus in square to Pluto. Only six more passages to go in the next 33 months. As promised, it's going to be a very wild ride. For more on this powerful geocosmic signature, please feel free to view an article I have written on "Uranus and Pluto: The Exploding Debt Crisis," which was recently published in The Mountain Astrologer. You can now read this article on our web site at

Best Trades of the Past Week

Over the past few weekly columns, I have been inserting trading recommendations made to our subscribers in the prior week. Readers seem to like this type of information to just see how accurate these reports, based on our unique timing methods, have been in many cases.

Last week's best trades were in Currencies. For Monday's Daily Report on the September Euro:"Position traders are flat and may look to sell short at the 1.2750 area (+/- .0010)." On Monday, June 18, September Euro went up to 1.2759 and returned to a 1.2753 high on Wednesday, and then fell sharply, down to 1.2528 during the day on Friday.

The Weekly Report for the week starting June 18 stated, "Euro cash: Position traders may sell short in weekly resistance (1.2723-1.2750) with a stop-loss on a close above 1.3150. Aggressive traders are long with a stop-loss on a close below 1.2250 or 1.2350, depending on your risk allowance…. Look to cover 1/3 of those positions now, and the remainder on a rally back to 1.2700 or higher this week if offered, and also look to sell short between 1.2700-1.2800, with a stop-loss on a close above 1.3000 or 1.3150, depending on your risk allowance." That all worked out well as the weekly high was 1.2743.

For the September Swiss Franc, the Weekly Report advised: "Position traders are flat and may look to sell short on a rally back to 1.0600-1.0650 with a stop-loss on a close above 1.0900. Aggressive traders are also flat and may look to sell short on a rally to weekly resistance with a stop-loss on a close above 1.0650." The high of last week was 1.0638. By Thursday, it was down to 1.0447 intraday and closed the week at 1.0483.

Short-Term Geocosmics and Longer-Term Thoughts

This will return next week. For now, just know that we are in the most intense gathering of powerful geocosmic signatures for the year 2012 during the last ten days of June. For details, please refer to last week's column. This is a time of danger through false assumptions and delusional visions, as well as excitement for new ideas and innovative solutions that can now be generated (if only there would be some way to tell the difference between these two dynamics).

As a preview of this weekend's workshop on Gold and Silver in Amsterdam, I leave you with the following two quotes:

"In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value." - Alan Greenspan

"A Gold standard is to the moochers and looters in government what sunlight and garlic are to vampires" - Herman Cain, Former Fed Governor (Kansas City), Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2012.

There is a reason why politicians and central bankers don't want to go back to a Gold standard. It is spelled C-R-E-D-I-T. And credit equals debt, which – as Uranus and Pluto signify – is exploding and out of control. But once Saturn enters Scorpio (October 5, 2012-September 18, 2015), the consequences will have to be dealt with. The can that has been kicked down the road…. comes to the edge of the cliff. There is nowhere else to kick it. It will be time to find a new game, a new can, and most of all, a new road, er… currency backing, other than fiat paper.


June 23: A special 5-hour workshop on "The Gold Market: Forecasting the Future Price of Gold and Silver." 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Hotel Park Plaza Victoria. Amsterdam, Damrak 1-5, Amsterdam 1012 LG, Netherlands. For further information, please go to, or call 31 (02) 294 415 917.

In order to be a successful market timer, one needs to know how to read an ephemeris. For this purpose, The Merriman Market Timing Academy (MMTA) will offer a pre-training course on "Beginning Principles of Financial Astrology for Financial Market Timing," September 15-16, in Troy, Michigan, at the Management Education Center of Michigan State University. This 10-12 hour course may be attended live, in person, or via webcast televised to your computer. An archive of this workshop will be available for 30 days afterwards to those who sign up. This workshop will basically train non-astrologers in the use of reading an ephemeris, the table of planetary positions for any given day. This is essential to anyone who wishes to understand how to find a geocosmic critical reversal date for financial markets. This course (or audit of it) is a pre-requisite for anyone entering the MMTA market training course, which will begin in April 6-8, 2013, and will involve 8 weekends of study – 4 weekends each in 2013 and 2014. For more information and registration, please go to (front page, near bottom). The cost for the September 15-16 pre-training workshop is $395.00 ($300 for MMA subscribers), or $50.00 to take an Equivalency Exam. This cost will be deducted from the fee of the two-year training course to those who are accepted into MMTA by October 15, 2012.

The DVD of the Denver Workshop on Financial Market Timing is now available!!! This financial markets workshop offers a completely unique and original perspective, integrating 1) Market Timing studies, 2) Price Objective calculations, 3) Technical Analysis, 4) Pattern Recognition studies, and 5) Trend Analysis. The primary focus of this workshop is on Market Timing Studies, particularly Cycles Analysis and Geocosmic Studies, as leading indicators that identify when to anticipate a reversal in all financial markets. Gold and the U.S. stock market are studied in great detail, especially regarding their current status. There is a wealth of timely and valuable information in this DVD, especially pertaining the forthcoming Venus retrograde period (May 15-June 27), the forthcoming Uranus-Pluto square of June 24, 2012, lasting through March 2015, and the important Jupiter correlation to stock market cycles coming up August-November 2012 and March-May 2013. The cost for this 4-hour DVD workshop is $180.00 plus postage. To order, please go to!!!/. Or call Amber at 1-248-626-3034. If you are a trader or investor who appreciates the value of market timing – especially in the next few months – this is a presentation you will not want to miss!

If you are an active short-term trader, or even if you are an investor who likes to keep up with our current thoughts on financial markets, you may be interested in our Weekly or even Daily Market reports with position trading and aggressive trading recommendations. It is the only way I keep in touch with traders on a daily or even weekly basis, as I no longer offer personal consultations. These reports give in-depth analysis of the DJIA, S&P and NASDAQ futures, Euro currency (cash and futures), Dollar/Yen cash and Yen futures, Euro-Yen cash, T-Notes, Crude Oil, Gold and Silver. The daily reports cover all stock indices listed above, as well as futures in Euro, T-Notes, Gold and Silver. Both reports provide trading strategies and recommendations for position traders as well as for shorter-term aggressive traders. Subscription to the daily report also includes the weekly report. For more information, go to, or call our offices at 1-248-626-3034. These reports are extremely valuable to those who trade ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds). In the words of one of our subscribers: "I am really pleased with your recommendations through the Daily and Weekly Trade Recommendations. I have used them to trade gold and silver stocks in my IRA. In the last eight years I increased my account from $60,000 to $850,000. Thanks for your excellent publications." - Bryden C., Small Business Owner, Illinois.

Our 2012 MMA Catalogue is now out!! You can download this catalogue directly at


August 2-6, 2012: Midwest Astrology Conference, Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Rd, in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pre-seminar workshop on Financial Astrology and Financial Market Timing with Raymond Merriman on Thursday, August 2. Featuring over 20 astrologers, including Michael Lutin, Chris McRae, Bob Thibodeau, Dennis Fairchild, Monica Dimino, Richard Smoot, Grace Morris and others. For more information, call 303-828-5445, 303-604-2777, or email, or go to

September 15-16, 2012: Troy, Michigan. MMTA – the Merriman Market Timing Academy – will conduct its pre-curriculum introductory workshop on "Basic Principles of Geocosmic Studies for Financial Market Timing." Deadline for registration to this workshop is September 1, 2013. For further information, please visit,-2012/, or the bottom of the opening page on Or contact or,

April 6-8, 2013: MMTA Course 1: "Cycles and Chart Patterns in Financial Markets" with Raymond Merriman. Location: MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan. This will be the first of eight courses given by The Merriman Market Timing Academy (MMTA). It is available to those who attend onsite, or via a live webcast that will take place from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday, as well as Monday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, followed by a two-hour exam for those wishing to receive a certificate upon the completion of the MMTA entire 8 course program. The raw footage will be available for review for attendees for the 30 days following this course.

June 15-17, 2013: MMTA Course 2: "Geocosmic Correlations to Long-Term Cycles in Financial Markets" with Raymond Merriman. Location: MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan.

August 10-12, 2013: MMTA Course 3: "Geocosmic Correlations to Primary and Trading Cycles in Financial Markets" with Raymond Merriman. Location: MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan.

October 12-14, 2013: MMTA Course 4: "Solar-Lunar Correlations to Short-Term Reversals in Financial Markets" with Raymond Merriman. Location: MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan.

Disclaimer and statement of purpose:

The purpose of this column is not to predict the future movement of various financial markets. However, that is the purpose of the MMA (Merriman Market Analyst) subscription services. This column is not a subscription service. It is a free service, except in those cases where a fee may be assessed to cover the cost of translating this column from English into a non-English language.

This weekly report is written with the intent to educate the reader on the relationship between astrological factors and collective human activities as they are happening. In this regard, this report will oftentimes report what happened in various stock and financial markets throughout the world in the past week, and discuss that movement in light of the geocosmic signatures that were in effect. It will then identify the geocosmic factors that will be in effect in the next week, or even month, or even years, and the author's understanding of how these signatures will likely affect human activity in the times to come. The author (Merriman) will do this from a perspective of a cycle's analyst looking at the military, political, economic, and even financial markets of the world.

It is possible that some forecasts will be made based on these factors. However, the primary goal is to both educate and alert the reader as to the psychological climate we are in, from an astrological perspective. The hope is that it will help the reader understand these psychological dynamics that underlie (or coincide with) the news events and hence financial markets of the day.

No guarantee as to the accuracy of this report is being made here. Any decisions in financial markets are solely the responsibility of the reader, and neither the author nor the publishers assume any responsibility at all for those individual decisions. Reader should understand that futures and options trading are considered high risk.

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