February 8, 2015 – War in Ukraine and ISIS in Iraq.

February 8, 2015 War in Ukraine and ISIS in Iraq: The war in the Ukraine, between Russia and Ukraine, is fast approaching a major crisis point. The U.S. will supply the Eastern Ukrainian Rebels with weapons to stem the tide of Russian victories in the east. The west has made it clear that they want the Russians to withdraw heavy weapons (tanks and armored personnel carriers) and troops from the region. Mr. Putin will not do this as he is facing a major economic catastrophe at home. Also, the Russians will never give up the major seaport at Sevastopol. Therefore, we have a protracted disarray on our hands that will end ugly.

ISIS is being attacked sternly in Iraq and Syria and currently running for cover. This will not last. ISIS will never be defeated from the air. Boots on the ground are necessary. Additionally, unless western policy changes in the region, the insurgent movement will continue and at a lethal rate.

Both these international events are a backdrop to low crude oil prices ($52.34/bl), high stock prices (ES 2,055) and gold around $1,235/oz. This is set to change drastically this year. Expect a major drop in stocks and sky rocking oil prices. Gold will be volatile, along with most futures, but strongly up some time during 2015/2016. Because of the volatile nature of futures (commodities) I would suggest options on futures as a way to play all of these trends.

The transiting aspects between the slow moving planets are pointing to a very rough 2016, with 2015 not far behind. Cycle’s analysis supports this study.

The chart above reflects the transits (positions) of the slow moving planets (Jupiter to the North Node of the Moon) from January 2014 to December 2017. The first series of yellow highlights shows the major aspects that caused a significant increase in world earthquakes and other items.

The current year has the Uranus square Pluto on March 16, 2015. This is the final aspect in a series of seven, when both planets are going direct. This means this aspect will be stronger. The Jupiter square Saturn on august 3, 2015 will manifest in a much lower stock market; all of which are now at record highs. Long term options in the ES (S&P 500 Stock Index Futures) are appropriate. Additional hard aspects (square or opposition) for 2015 are noted and will affect stocks, crude oil and the U.S. Dollar (down, up and down respectively).

The year 2016 is terrible for stocks, bonds and the dollar and good for crude oil and gold. The year starts out with double Jupiter square Saturn aspects, which will significantly affect stocks, gold, crude oil and wheat.

All in all, get set for a very wild ride. The next few years will be devastating in terms of world peace and stock and bond prices. (As always there are no guarantee’s with investment capital – take all suggested trade at you own risk).

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January 12, 2014 – A Look Ahead at 2015!

January 12, 2015Bad Way to Start 2015! A hard drive failure and Identity Theft closed-out 2014 for me. May I suggest backing up your computer and closely monitoring for personnel information.

I have several pieces of key software to reload and other housekeeping tasks to complete before I am back and fully functioning. Once that is complete and I will review 2015. I will be a year of extraordinary investments. Please stay tuned.

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Picture of the Day – Death Valley National Park.

December 8, 2014 – Picture of the Day: Death Valley National Park never disappoints with 3.4 million acres of desert and mountains — making it the largest national park in the lower 48 states. Donna Fullerton captured this gorgeous view as a storm rolled in, giving more color and contrast to the Grapevine Mountains while churning sand creates the illusion of fog.

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Picture of the Day – Sunset at Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

December 1, 2014 Picture of the Day: Sunset from Island in the Sky at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. One of four distinct districts in the park, the Island in the Sky mesa rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Every overlook offers a different perspective on Canyonlands’ spectacular landscape. (Photo by Jeremy Stevens ).

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Picture of the Day – Joshua Tree National Park.

November 28, 2014 Joshua Tree National Park! Here at Interior, we’re thankful all year long for America’s amazing public lands like Joshua Tree National Park in California. Pictured here is one of the park’s iconic Joshua Trees illuminated at sunset. (Photo by Jaganath Achari).

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Picture of the Day – North Twin Lakes in Yellowstone National Park.

November 17, 2014 Picture of the Day: North Twin Lake at Yellowstone National Park flashes pink during sunrise. While this photo was taken a couple weeks ago, the weather at Yellowstone is quickly changing. North Twin Lake is already covered in snow for the season. (Photo by Neal Hebert, National Park Service).

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Picture of the Day – Devils Tower Panorama.

November 13, 2014 Picture of the Day: America’s first national monument, Devils Tower is a geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie in Wyoming. David Lane captured this amazing 16-image panorama of the monument illuminated by the Milky Way and green airglow. Of visiting Devils Tower, David says: “From ancient stories of the Pleiades taking refuge at the top to the generations of Native Americas that held it sacred, it had a deep sense of age and a stoic nature that impressed me. It’s so unexpected, so large in person, so steeped in traditions.”

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Cycles of War and Peace – Prosperity and Depression.

November 12, 2014 Ganeau’s Index of Cyclic Equilibrium: Claude Ganeau developed a method of determining periods on the earth that were either positive or negative. He termed this his “Index of Cyclic Equilibrium.” The Ganeau Index of Cyclic Equilibrium for the first 20 years of the 21st century is shown above, and explained below.

Consider this simple analogy. The Moon and Sun form a basic cycle of about a month. The word for “Month” comes from the Moon. A lunar month is 29 ½ days and is the period of a complete revolution of the moon around the earth. It is also called the synodic month, hence Moon equals Month.

For centuries humans have measured time by the Moon’s cycle. The cycle begins with the new moon, when the sun and moon or conjunct. The waxing phase is from the new moon to the full moon, while the waning phase is from the full moon to the new moon. Traditionally, projects are started on new moons, are completed at the full moon and solidified during the waxing phase from full to new. The waxing phase was one of growth and positive vibrations, while the waning phase was one of decay and negative vibrations.

Claude Ganeau applied this principle to the cycles of the outer planets, from Jupiter to Pluto. Using the pairings of these planets, he obtained 10 cycles as follows: (1) Jupiter/Saturn, (2) Jupiter/Uranus, (3) Jupiter/Neptune, (4) Jupiter/Pluto, (5) Saturn/Uranus, (6) Saturn/Neptune, (7) Saturn/Pluto, (8) Uranus/Neptune, (9) Uranus/Pluto and (10) Neptune/Pluto. The waxing phase of each pair was considered good and the waning phase was considered bad.

In his own words, “The stability or instability of the world is directly related to the difference in the sum of the phases of all waxing cycles of the five outer planets, and the sum of the phases of waning cycles of planets. While the resultant figure remains positive, the earth will tend to experience relative stability and a period of evolution; when the resultant figure is negative the earth enters a period of crisis and involution.”

Ganeau calculated this index for the 100 year period from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1999; and found a remarkable correlation with the state of the world in terms of war and peace, prosperity and depression, and several other factors. For example, the index accurately forecast WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

I calculated the Ganeau Index for January 1st for the years 2000 through 2020 and produced the Cyclic Equilibrium Index you see at the top of this page. The left scale reflects the sums of the 10 pairs of planets, in terms of their combined waxing or waning degree of separation. For example, the cycle peaks at 893 positive on January 1, 2002. On that date, all 10 planetary pairs were in their waxing phase. The sum of the degrees of waxing separation was 893 degrees longitude. On January 1, 2003; the sum of the waxing pairs (in terms of degrees of separation) and the sum of the waning pairs was exactly zero. The dashed gold line is a three period moving average. There is a direct correlation between how negative the Ganeau Index is and how bad conditions are on earth.

The index remains negative from 2004 out, with significant dips in 2007 (-905) and 2009 (-988); before “falling off a cliff” during and after 2014. I would interpret this to mean that the world will reach comprises on critical issues UNTIL 2015, at which time the Ganeau Index plunges.  I would suggest that you live at least a tank full of gas away from the nearest large city, have six months’ supply of food and water, be armed and preferably live in the country where you can grow your own food and generate your own power – either with wind, water, solar or a combination of those three.

The Ganeau Index of Equilibrium does not bode well for the future of planet earth. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. The index does not turn positive again until 2026!

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Picture of the Day – Surreal Landscape.

November 8, 2014 Picture of the Day: “I cannot describe the eerie feeling I had when I walked in on this scene,” writes Julie Fletcher of this photo, which received an honorable mention in the Places category of the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest.

“I followed a massive storm front for several hundred kilometers hoping to capture something special, but this blew my mind. The surreal milky green water is a natural phenomenon caused by electromagnetic activity from the lightning hitting the water’s surface. There was no rain where I was and not much wind either, but in the distance the sky was charged and angry, subjecting its wrath [to] the graveyard of dead trees in this normally very dry lakebed. I was able to capture a series of unique images, this being one of the best.”

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Picture of the Day – Yellowstone National Park.

November 7, 2014 Picture of the day: The morning commute is a little different at Yellowstone National Park. Cameron Patrick captured this photo on a cold morning — just after the bison herd had waded through a river alongside the road. The bisons’ body heat caused the water to turn to steam in the cold air, creating the mist around the bison.

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