Mercury retrogrades have a cycle** in which the
retrogrades have an exactness of covering the same signs, the same degrees and
approximately on the same calendar days. This exactness is seldom thought about
Mercury retrograde, with the seemingly chaotic and confusing situations we
experience during the retrogrades. The exact Mercury retrogrades we will
experience in 2011 were the exact same signs, same degrees and approximately the
same calendar days of 1932. This cycle** is seldom talked about in the astrology
world, but is the cause of major course corrections for humanity. We can look
back at history of 1932 to see the impact of Mercury retrogrades covering the
same time frames, the same signs and the same degrees. We are coming to an
important time as was experienced in 1932. For instance, the President of the
U.S. in 1932 was Herbert Hoover, who had a birthday of August 10th, and the U.S.
President in 2011 is Barack Obama, born August 4th, both having Sun in Leo. Few
people are old enough to recount the transition of that time, but it becomes
history repeating itself to give us a chance to grow as humanity, as a society
and to make a difference. The Planet of Mars follows this same cycle and the
sequence of Mars combining with Mercury's influence of ideas and attitudes and
Mars brings these ideas and attitudes into action. The phrase "thoughts become
things" certainly brings home the combined energy of these two planetary
connections. Source: http://www.alphalifetrends.com/mercuryretrograde.html
On Wednesday, Mars will be exactly 120° apart from Jupiter. This is one of
the most Bullish Astrological aspects.
I put together some charts showing how the market reacted when this aspect
occurred over the last 10 years. Pretty interesting.
You can view the .pdf at: http://www.oss.cc/charts/Mars_Trine_Jupiter_2000_to_2010.pdf
November 4, 2011
CFTC Statement Regarding Enforcement Investigation of the
Silver Markets Washington, DC, November 4, 2011 – The Commodity Futures Trading
Commission today issued the following statement:
“In September of 2008, the Commission announced the existence of an
enforcement investigation into the possibility of unlawful acts in silver
markets. Since that time, the staff has analyzed over 100,000 documents and
interviewed dozens of witnesses and obtained expert advice. It has been a long,
detailed, and thorough investigation, and it continues in an appropriate and
CME Goes To Collateral DefCon 1:
Makes Maintenance Margin Equal To Initial For... Everything!?
The most important news announcement of the day was not anything to came
out of Cannes (as nothing did), nor from Greece (the merry go round farce
there continues unabated). No, it was a brief paragraph distributed by the CME
long after everyone had gone home, and was already on their 3rd drink.