Here are some astro-financial predictions for Dec 2012; a few observations related to USA natal chart are included as well. These are based on simple reading of ephemeris, no other methods were considered. The direction is my best guess based on previous market direction changes under similar conditions; I included some approximate percentages to indicate how likely I think that the market will move in a particular direction. The work is done by hand, rather than with statistical software, and for fun only, so I would caution all readers to do their own research to detect any potential astro-financial trends with higher precision. [All calculations are for NYC, times are in EST; by “market” I mean mainly DJI and entities with similar trading pattern.]
DECEMBER: Overall, things don’t look too bad. The whole month, and especially Dec 17-26, looks favorable for discussing and implementing long-term financial reforms (17th will no doubt see A LOT of discussions and 26th is favorable for actual implementation of long-term reforms).
That’s because pretty much the whole month, there is a slowly developing sextile between Saturn & Pluto. (Saturn and Pluto are in Scorpio and Capricorn, respectively, and in a mutual reception, forming a sextile to each other and a yod to Jupiter in Gemini. In one word, Saturn/Capricorn are symbolically associated with structure/government; Pluto/Scorpio, with transformation/loans; Jupiter, with laws; and Gemini, discussions.) This configuration (yod, or “Y”-shaped aspect pointing to Jupiter, like a finger) emphasizes the need to sign some law to unlock/fuse the energy of the other two planets, Saturn and Pluto. It may also manifest as going overboard with discussions/overdoing something/handling too many pieces of info/etc. when trying to resolve the issue(s).
Dec 3 (Mon): Weak influence; market may possibly go down, but things don’t look too bad overall (55%).
USA: There may be tensions/call for action related to passing laws related to debt/finances and/or financial ties to other countries (transiting Mars opposes Sun in US chart, ruler of the 9th in the 8th).
Dec 4 (Tue): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
Dec 5 (Wed): Weak influence; market may possibly go down, especially early am (55%).
USA: Late pm or during pre-market hours on the 6th, there may be tensions/upset/anger over some financial decisions made by the government/large corporate entity(-ies)/ “rulers of the country”; alternatively, these entities may feel extra pressure to take care of financial issues (transiting Mars squares Saturn in US chart, ruler of the 2nd in the 10th).
Dec 6 (Th): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
Dec 7 (Fr): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Some news may be coming out early am, likely from some important conference/public gathering (possibly about positive debt/loan resolution?).
Dec 10 (Mon): Medium influence; market will probably go down (65-70%). The mood could be slightly damp early am; possible anticipation of some news, but the news may be unsatisfying—it doesn’t bring clarity/is confusing/or disappointing.
Dec 11 (Tue): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down am, and up in the afternoon (60%). There could be some confusing/disappointing news during pre-market hours, possibly coming out of some conference/large gathering. However, the optimism may be increasing pm.
Dec 12 (Wed): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up, especially am (55-60%).
Dec 13 (Th): Medium influence; nothing too negative is happening, but overall things look more down (55%). There is an increased likelihood of some [positive] news about transportation/telecommunications/commerce, or at least, the news about these domains will likely be well-received.
Dec 14 (Fr): Weak influence; market may possibly go down, more so in the morning (55-60%), possibly because of some news coming out during pre-open hours. Compared to the 13th, there may be a greater sense of realism/awareness of how things really are (e.g., that perhaps some not-so-exciting, but necessary long-term reforms will be implemented after all).
Dec 17 (Mon): Medium-strong influence; market will probably go up (65%). There will likely be an abundance of news in the morning (especially about international developments, and/or agreements being signed, and/or financial reforms/laws being discussed/implemented).
Dec 18 (Tue): Medium influence; market will probably go up (65%). On the 18-19th, there is an increased probability of an original/unexpected resolution of some financial problem (especially international and/or related to some laws).
USA: There may be tensions/call for action related to passing laws related to debt/finances of the government/large corporations and/or to the financial ties with other countries (transiting Mars opposes Mercury in US chart, ruler of the 7th&10th in the 8th).
Dec 19 (Wed): Medium-strong influence; market will probably go up (65%). It may peak early pm and then go down.
Dec 20 (Th): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
USA: There may be some good news/opportunity for improvement/expansion in the area of transportation (incl. aerospace)/[tele-]communications/commerce. The period of several days before and possibly 1-2 after is favorable for expanding and coming up with new approaches/innovations in these domains. The profits in those areas will likely be up (transiting Jupiter conjuncts Uranus in US chart, ruler of the 3rd in the 6th).
Dec 21 (Fr): Strong influence; market will probably go up on some optimism (75%). The actual financial resolution and/or positive event (related to international finances and/or laws) may come on Sat (am not sure how this would play out logistically, since markets are closed that day, but Sat appears to be an important day).
USA: On Fr-Sat, there may be some tensions/call-for-action surrounding finances related to end-of-life care/healthcare and/or financial losses. The chance of some military actions/violence/upset is increased as well. (On Sat, the 22nd, transiting Mars conjuncts Pluto in US chart, ruler of the 12th in the 2nd).
Dec 24 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
Dec 26 (Wed): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%). Some law may be in focus (likely a long-term financial reform that deals with debt [re-]structuring)—there is a good chance that it passes; at least, it’s a good day for passing such laws to ensure smooth implementation.
Dec 27 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Tension over some [financial] reforms may be increasing (although am not sure if this tension alone is enough to result in a strong down move).
Dec 28 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down, especially early am (55-60%).
Dec 30 (Sun): Although a weekend, this could still be an important day, with tensions over the [financial] reform(s)/laws being passed/announced.
Dec 31 (Mon): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Day favors innovative action (e.g., in the area of IT/aerospace), trying unique approaches, and improving clarity in communications.
A few additional thoughts:
January 2013: A prelim look indicates that Jan 7 (Mon) will very likely be a down day (80%), as will probably be Jan 30 (Wed) (70%). USA: Jan 26 (Sat) may see some pressures/tensions/action around signing a financial agreement of some sort. This will likely be related to debt/loans/financing of businesses (in general and, possibly, specifically for businesses dealing with telecommunications/transportation/sales/etc.). Alternatively, there may be an upsetting event of some sort related to these domains (e.g., a known business in one of these domains goes bankrupt or ceases to be, or, is attacked/criticized/pressured, etc.).