Here are some astro-financial predictions for Feb 2013; 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. Since transits to US chart seem to influence the market significantly, I tried to take these into consideration to a greater degree for Feb. 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.]
FEBRUARY: The month has many days with significant transits (among transiting planets and from transiting planets to the US chart), so I expect a lot of related activity in the markets. Not a boring month by any stretch of imagination.
In general, there are several slow-unfolding transits to US chart that will likely influence the mood the whole month—these have a similar theme to them, so they will likely intensify one another. Specifically, we have Uranus square US Jupiter [exact Feb 7] & Jupiter approaching a conjunction with US Uranus [exact March 11] = boundless optimism/removing all limits because things are just oh-so exciting! 🙂 as well as Neptune trine US Venus [exact Feb 27] = feeling inspired/walking on clouds/dreaming in pastel-colors. With these unfolding in the background, I would expect the market to keep going up, overall. The first week should be particularly eventful, especially 6-7-8 of Feb.
Also, since Uranus in the US chart rules the 3rd house of transportation (incl. airplanes), communication (incl. IT), and commerce (sales of various goods), these areas, in the US, should be experiencing a boost/expansion, to peak around March 11.
Feb 1 (Fr): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
Feb 4 (Mon): Strong influence; market will probably go down (65-70%)—probably a MIN/LOW day, followed by a direction reversal the next business day. Good day for advancing spiritual causes, if participating entities are highly spiritually evolved; else, energy could manifest as religious anger/violence in the name of religion.
USA: Feb 4-5—Good for action/moving forward/progress in the area of jobs, workforce; also good for improving social conditions through some organized efforts (creating a better society/pushing forward some positive social changes).
Feb 5 (Tue): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%), although there could already be some uncertainty/concerns in the air—these will intensify Feb 6-8.
Feb 6 (Wed): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (65%). Feb 6-8: Likely, anxiety in the air, lots of talk—some situation is unclear and/or something isn’t what it seems. What is said and done at this time may turn out differently than what it was intended for, how it was presented, or what it appeared as originally—there could be delusion or deception. Good day for spiritual conversations, but not for signing agreements (unless entities involved are highly spiritually evolved); lower-level energy may manifest as lies/deception/misunderstanding (at best).
USA: Feb 6-7—There could be some important public meeting/gathering/ conference about country’s financial situation.
Feb 7 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (65%).
USA: Feb 7-8—Excitement/optimism, good feelings about country’s image, what it stands for, expansion beyond boundaries/limits, feeling happy about relationships with other countries. Possibly, good news/optimistic discussions about workforce/jobs and/or social improvements.
Feb 8 (Fr): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). A sell-off seems more likely (more so, internationally); however, it should be a good day for US—so there is a chance of the market going up during NYC trading hours. Regardless of the direction, high volume is likely—people will likely find it easy to part with money (to buy) or part with stocks (and so will sell); once they decide either way, they will likely go overboard and buy/sell too much, may be even out of spite or anger over something. Also, there could be some news about violence or accident, or, heated/agitated discussions about something early am.
USA: Good day for issues related to transportation/communication/sales; good day for international expansion/improving US image.
Feb 11 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). During pre-market hours, there could be concerns over financial restrictions, possibly related to some events from Sunday or from earlier on Mon (European news?). However, the mood will probably improve as the day goes by.
Feb 12 (Tue): Weak-medium influence; market will probably go up (55-60%). News/discussions [mostly in the morning] will likely have a serious/practical tone and realism tends to bring market down; however, this influence is fleeting and market may recover in the afternoon.
USA: Some push for action/accident/ argument/ anger related to transportation/ communications/sales.
Feb 13 (Wed): Weak-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Could go down briefly early am, or, open low.
USA: Good day for international talks and/or passing some laws (especially financial laws); financial issues should progress well—good day for finding practical solutions.
Feb 14 (Th): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Feb 14-15—these are actually good days for taking responsible actions and implementing long-term reforms; however, this sort of practical approach/mood tends to bring market down, as things aren’t exciting/inspiring enough.
USA: Short-lived influence—there could be a brief upset over finances (loans/debt) related to transportation/communications/sales—like financial situation of a company in one of these domains draws attention/is highlighted for some reason.
Feb 15 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%), especially early am.
Feb 18 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
USA: Good day overall—optimism in general and over progress in international relationships, in particular. Good day for passing some laws (especially financial laws)—meaning, if such laws are up for vote, there is an increased chance they will be passed.
Feb 19 (Tue): Weak-medium influence; market will probably go up (55-60%), likely on some inspiration/delusion.
Feb 20 (Wed): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). There may be some hopefulness, but also anxiety, because something is unclear/undecided.
USA: Feb 20-21—Good day for issues related to jobs/workforce and/or progressive social reforms that benefit society as a whole (incl. organizations promoting various social causes).
Feb 21 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%), especially early am/right at the open. Regardless of the direction, it will likely change compared to the 20th.
Feb 22 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
Feb 25 (Mon): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Likely, increased volume; some optimism, but also heated discussions on Feb 25-26 (potentially over the same issues as on Feb 7-8).
USA: Feb 25-26—could be some upsetting arguments/accidents/military actions or just verbal disagreements with other countries or some country. Feb 27-28—things can escalate from verbal threats/arguments to actions/fighting.
Feb 26 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%), more so early am (unless delusional optimism prevails). There could be some upsetting communication/news about accidents or about military activities early am.
USA: Feb 26-28—Dreamy/inspired or delusional mood over country’s finances; this could be related to jobs/workforce or social reforms of some sort. Also, there could be a brief upset or surprise over some issue related to transportation/travel.
Feb 27 (Wed): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%).
USA: The following depends on how accurate US chart is (I am using 4:50pm as its “birth time”)—on this day, Pluto (reform) will enter 2nd house of finances—this will be a slow multi-year process of major financial reforms taking place. Pluto will briefly exit the 2nd house in late May 2013 to return late Dec 2013 (seems like financial reforms are attempted/considered, not quite gather enough momentum, and get pushed till the end of the year, with joy/abundance/celebration on the streets taking place in July 🙂 ).
Feb 28 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%), especially early am/right at the open. Possibility of unrealistic optimism/inspiration/hopefulness leading to an up move is there as well (given the transit to the US chart, this could be related to some US jobs/unemployment report?). Hopeful feeling is stronger in the morning; realism/practical approach is stronger in the afternoon.
USA: Tense day for relationships with other countries (some disagreement or even military actions). Good day for issues related to jobs/workforce and/or progressive social reforms that benefit society as a whole (incl. organizations promoting various social causes)—happy/hopeful feeling about this especially strong right at the open.
Long-term observation: A quick look ahead shows that July of 2013 (especially, mid-month and 3rd week) will be time of some super-optimism/inspiration for US, which will, actually, be balanced with some practical approach—good time for implementing some long-term changes related to country’s image—US will feel very good about itself, if a bit arrogant (there will be a feeling that things will always be going so well, so problems may be overlooked). There will be opportunities to improve things and inspiration to do so.
Btw, people with birthdays around June 27, October 29, and February 24 (i.e., those with Sun in approximately 6 degree of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) will experience mid-July and 3rd week of July as quite pleasant time, with lots of inspiration. Since Sun moves along the ecliptic with the speed of about 1 degree per day, birthdays give a pretty good estimate of one’s Sun’s position. To look at other planets, you’d need to know what your chart looks like (go to http://www.astro.com to get a free chart, Western-astrology-style).
I wonder if nega aspects to the US chart for Feb 26-28 related to some military issues/tensions reflect discussions about military spending cuts rather than conflicts with external entities…
To follow up on the prediction in the Feb overview section abt the airline industry in the US experiencing a boost/expansion of some sort, on 03-12-13, “FAA approves Boeing 787 battery revision plan” (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/faa-approves-boeing-787-battery-revision-plan-2013-03-12?dist=tbeforebell). Also, Airline Index – XAL, is at five-year high: http://www.wikinvest.com/index/Amex_Airline_Index_(XAL) [XAL components incude mostly US airlines http://www.amex.com/othProd/prodInf/OpPiIndComp.jsp?Product_Symbol=XAL%5D