Here are some astro-financial predictions for Mar 4-31 2013. Since transits to the USA natal chart appear to strongly correlate with market moves, a few related observations are included as well, mainly to note whether transits to the US chart support the market direction I would predict based on the general planetary positions alone. The predictions 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.]
MARCH: The end of March (22 onward) looks pretty intense, with Mars forming a conjunction to Uranus and then, a square to Pluto—increased likelihood of accidents, military-related problems, upsetting events, and/or violence/anger. March 26-27 look particularly stressful, more so on a global level (e.g., perhaps, there will be some negative news from Europe)—for the US, the 26th actually has a signature of excess, feeling wealthy, and going overboard with spending (like someone who goes on a shopping spree and buys too much stuff or things they can’t really afford).
On the positive side, Sun and Venus will be just a few degrees apart pretty much the whole second half of the month—this should offset stressful aspects, to a degree, by encouraging optimistic/positive/hopeful/satisfied outlook about money (that the money will continue to flow/increase). While Sun conjunct Venus is a relatively weak aspect, the fact that it will be present in the background for so long indicates to me that the overall underlying mood will be optimistic (strongest March 13-28), and help the market bounce back or not go down as much as it would have otherwise under similar stressful transits.
March 5 and 11 look especially positive for the US: Jupiter will conjunct US Descendant (March 5) and US Uranus (March 11) = optimism and excitement likely, with market going up.
Mar 4 (Mon): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%) – the influence is esp. strong early am/at the open—possibly opens higher than closed on Fr. Lots of news coming out. Transits to the US chart also support an UP move.
Mar 5 (Tue): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%)—could go down briefly at the open, but then up in the afternoon. My initial/global prediction [prior to looking at the US chart] was “down,” but since transits to the US chart strongly support an UP move, I changed it to up.
Mar 6 (Wed): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Increased talks about establishing some limitations related to loans/lending/banks—at least, a good day for such activities, but may bring the market down, as the mood may be too sober/practical. Transits to the US chart also support a DOWN move.
Mar 7 (Th): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (60%). Talks about some loan restructuring, debt, and/or some banks/lending practices/loans-related-issues continue; however, the mood will be more optimistic than on March 6—thus, the market may begin by going down early am, but end up higher for the day.
Mar 8 (Fr): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Transits to the US chart also support an UP move.
Mar 11 (Mon): Strong influence; market will probably go up (65-70%) – lots of news coming out [probably international], especially on Sun or pre-open on Monday morning (Europe-related?). Transits to the US chart also strongly support an UP move—excitement in the air, exuberant optimistic mood; good for transportation/media/travel-related domains.
Mar 12 (Tue): Weak-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%)—the afternoon has a stronger up signature—the market may go down in the morning, but then recover in the afternoon. Contrary to the global mood, transits to the US chart support a DOWN move—I kept my overall/global up prediction, because I think things may pick up pm.
Mar 13 (Wed): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (60%).
Mar 14 (Th): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Any unresolved confusing issue(s) related to water (e.g., its cleanliness/poisoning, or weather effects), pharmaceuticals/drugs/prescriptions, transportation (over water), etc. may intensify [again]. Transits to the US chart also support an UP move.
Mar 15 (Fr): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The market may still go up in the morning, but the tensions/worries [about some new beginning/new way of doing things, and/or military activities] may begin to increase pm, leading to a down move in the afternoon. Transits to the US chart also support a DOWN move.
Mar 18 (Mon): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There could be some positive news emerging during pre-opening hours on Mon (Europe?). March 18-22—Pressures may be mounting on the leaders to take some decisive actions or come up with a new way of doing something (likely related to loans/lending, especially involving large corporate entities/governments); and/or there could be an unexpected change in leadership (esp. on the 22nd). Transits to the US chart mostly support an UP move, although the influence is mixed as well.
Mar 19 (Tue): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Stress/tensions around leadership and/or new approaches to doing things continue to increase, as does the likelihood of accidents, sudden leadership changes, and/or military activities. Transits to the US chart mostly support an UP move, although the influence there is mixed as well.
USA: Some decision may be taken affecting country’s wealth/spending and/or international relationships—money may be overspent or overpromised (possibly, it will be military spending, as the reason for the decision appears to be related to protecting the country); alternatively, there could be a major reduction in funding, but overspending seems more likely.
Mar 20 (Wed): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Stress/tensions around leadership and/or new approaches to doing things continue to increase, as does the likelihood of accidents, sudden leadership changes, and/or military activities. My initial/global prediction [prior to looking at the US chart] was “down,” but since transits to the US chart mostly support an UP move, I changed it to up.
Mar 21 (Th): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%).
Mar 22 (Fr): Strong influence; market will probably go down (60-65%). Transits to the US chart are positive today (and indicate good time for improving country’s image and international relationships), but I think there will be too much tension in the air for the market to go up.
Mar 25 (Mon): Strong-mixed influence; market will probably go down (65%). March 25-26—There could be some global tensions related to banks/lending practices (esp. loans to large corporate entities and/or governments). Still, there is underlying optimism that any financial issues are resolvable. Transits to the US chart indicate mixed influence as well, with a possibility of increased spending on healthcare or social improvements, and/or news about labor market/employment (could be a bit dissatisfying, but nothing terrible).
Mar 26 (Tue): Strong-mixed influence; market will either go down on tensions/worries (55%) or, tensions will reach a critical mass and result in resolution of money issues and hence, the market will go up (45%).
This is a day of major tensions/disruptions/upsets, although there will still be hope that money issues are resolvable. Moreover, transits to the US chart indicate overspending & optimism about money (March 25-26) as well some unexpected news (March 26). This makes me think that there may possibly be bad news from other countries (Europe?), but some positive developments in the US. Despite the optimism in the US, there could be too much tension in the air for the market to go up.
Alternatively, the tensions will be so strong that they [finally] culminate in some sort of action (especially in the US)—money issues are resolved, there is overspending, and optimism.
Mar 27 (Wed): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Still some tensions, as well as hope/optimism, but a more sober/rational/practical outlook compared to the 26th. Transits to the US chart are mostly positive, so an up move is also possible, although I think it will not come until the 28th.
March 27-28: “Surprise about money.” There could be some exciting announcement about a new creative solution on how to resolve money woes, or, there could be an unexpected/upsetting turn of events, or a twist, related to leadership’s approach to resolving money issues.
Mar 28 (Th): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Transits to the US chart also support an UP move.
Mar 29 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). Likely increased talks/communication (esp. early am), likely about financial reforms (on the level of large corporate entities and/or governments)—there will be increased clarity/sobriety about the situation and limitations involved. Transits to the US chart also support a DOWN move.
Long-term observations: A quick look ahead shows that the week of Aug 26, 2013 will be an important one for the US, with strong optimism likely moving the market up on Aug 27-28 (there will likely be overspending & US will feel very good, happy, wealthy, and generous). Aug 29 will likely be a more sober day for the US, when practical concerns about money will rise to the top (although they will likely be sugar-coated and won’t trigger a [large] down move).
Globally, Mon, Sep 9, 2013, will probably see a major down move, esp. right at the open (or will open low)—possibly on worries from Sunday or pre-open hours on Mon (Europe?).
Lastly, Pluto will square the Sun in the US chart several times in 2014 (mid-March & mid-May) and 2015 (early Jan, mid-Aug, and late-Oct). Uranus will oppose the US Sun mid-Apr 2014, early Nov 2014, and early Feb 2015. These are strong tense slow-unfolding transits and will very likely coincide with periods of major transformations in the country (issues of power, freedom, debt/loans, values/status in the international community will likely come up).