With the indexes seeing a little weakness in the late afternoon, the VIX flipped from moderately lower, to closing +2.7% @ 15.92. Such moves though, are to be treated largely as mere noise.
So...both the hourly and daily cycle are now trending higher. At the current rate though, it will take around 3-5 trading days for the VIX to go positive on the MACD (blue bar histogram) cycle.
Wednesday, there will be clear resistance around 16.0.
A break over 16.0, would open the door to 16.75/17.00, although I think the latter unlikely until we see a much stronger down move in the indexes - possibly <sp'1380.