Here are some astro-financial predictions for April 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.]
APRIL: Sun and Mars will be in relatively close conjunction for a few weeks this month—this could manifest as anger/upset/emotions running high and/or as a push for action/resolution in some area. Specifically, April 13-18—tensions could be at the leadership and/or over the new approach on how to move forward, whereas April 19-30 may see more tensions directed at the banks or because of the banks.
The end of April (22-30) looks the most tense, with Venus, Sun, and Mars in Taurus (banks/savings/self-earned money) taking turns to oppose (stress/conflict/pull-push energy) Saturn (limitations/government/ authority) in Scorpio (loans/others’ money)—increased worries about banks and savings because of financial limitations associated with loans/borrowing [possibly imposed by government].
The proposed solution (discussed probably Apr 18-26, esp. 23-24) to banking/loans woes [in Europe?] may involve some sort of dissolving [of existing structures] and/or merging [of funds/structures]—Neptune in its own sign of Pisces (water/dissolving/merging) will be “moderating” the opposition described above: Saturn will form a supportive trine to Neptune, while the Venus, Sun, Mars trio will take turns forming a harmonious sextile to it. I am not sure, however, if the solution that involves any sort of “merging” will actually work. At least, there may be too much confusion about implementing it, which may result in tensions flaring up on Apr 29-30.
April 29-30 look particularly tense—there may be anger/upset at the banks (Mars in Taurus), but banks may not be able to act (opposition), because of the borrowing restrictions imposed on them by government(s)/large corporate entities (Saturn in Scorpio). There may be a blow-up/resolution/action that clears/addresses this issue on the 30th.
For the US, things don’t look too bad overall. Besides the end-of April tensions, there may be some anxiety during pre-open hours on Wed, April 17—there could be some concerns over limitations/loss/lack (possibly financial limitations and/or expenses related to end-of life care, elderly care, etc.)—despite the worries, the confidence may improve during the day.
Apr 1 (Mon): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Transits to the US chart also mostly support an UP move—likely optimistic mood related to finances and/or international relationships.
Apr 2 (Tue): Weak-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The market may open higher and/or go up first thing am, but then down in the afternoon. My initial/global prediction [prior to looking at the US chart] was “up,” but since transits to the US chart mostly support a DOWN move, especially late pm, I changed it to down.
USA: There may be some brief excitement/optimism early am, but then concerns about banks and/or finances may put a damper on the mood late pm. These concerns will be relatively short-lived though also (1 day).
Apr 3 (Wed): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The down signature is stronger late pm; the market may actually open on a high note and/or there could be some optimism right at the open. Apr 3-5: There may be some activity or push for action related to money/finances, likely focused on coming up with a new way to handle money issues and/or electing new leadership [to oversee money matters]. There may be a sense that some decisive leadership action needs to be taken soon in order to move forward. The actual action may come on Apr 5-6. My initial/global prediction [prior to looking at the US chart] was “up,” but since transits to the US chart indicate a DOWN move a bit more strongly, I changed it to down.
Apr 4 (Th): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There may be a bit less optimism early am compared to the 2-3, but likely no unexpected bad surprises either.
Apr 5 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Transits to the US chart also mostly support an UP move.
USA: Apr 4-5—this should be good time for transportation industry, including airplanes; retail sales/commerce (mostly sales of small/everyday goods, such as clothing, household items, etc.); and/or telecommunications industry.
Apr 8 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). My initial/global prediction [prior to looking at the US chart] was “up,” but since transits to the US chart mostly support a DOWN move, I changed it to down. The down signature is stronger early am/at open—possibly because of some pessimistic news, which could be related to some domestic issue (e.g., housing, food availability, etc.) and/or the military [potentially involving some international developments]. The news may either come during pre-open hours early Mon or on Sun. The market may recover pm, however.
Apr 8-12: Throughout the whole week, there is increased likelihood of tensions/anger over how leadership is handling loans/banks issue(s) [in Europe?]—something may not be “gelling”—the new approach may not be working as smoothly as desired or is not fully addressing the issue(s) at hand, hence upset or push for new actions. Some unexpected surprises/twists may keep popping up, especially on the 9 and 12.
Apr 9 (Tue): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Transits to the US chart also mostly support an UP move. There could be a brief surprise at the open, possibly related to the leadership [change] and or leaders’ new approach to doing something—this may be disruptive to/not very compatible with the attempts to solve banks loans/borrowing issues (in Europe?). This may manifest as a short-lived flare-up of tensions and/or some non-standard solution may be proposed. Apr 9-10: There could be anger with the leadership and/or over the leadership’s decisions to try some new approach to solving money woes.
Apr 10 (Wed): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Transits to the US chart indicate some increased discussions/news, possibly about international relationships/US status in the world, as well as about domestic policies, including situation with housing/food supply/security/etc., but do not indicate a strong up or down move.
Apr 11 (Th): Weak influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Things don’t look too bad overall—just a relatively more sober day, with a stronger down signature late pm.
Apr 12 (Fr): Weak-medium mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The previous trend, whatever it is, is likely to continue—the likelihood of new developments is relatively low. Transits to the US chart also mostly support a DOWN move.
USA: The money/financial issues seem to be ok today, but there could be some upset/argument over international relationships and/or US status in the world.
Apr 15 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Transits to the US chart also mostly support a DOWN move, especially in the afternoon.
USA: There could be some mildly disappointing news about labor/workforce/ [un]employment issues or social-improvements. This is a short-lived influence that will pass within a day.
Apr 15-19: Increasing tensions related to leadership’s decisions about solving banking/loans issues (Europe?)—there may be an increasing push to put into action some issue that has been brewing over the past 1-2 weeks. The strongest tensions will likely be felt on the 17-19 (and over the weekend on 20-21).
Apr 16 (Tue): Weak influence; market may possibly go down (55%). In contrast to the global mood, transits to the US chart are a bit more in favor of an UP move, but the support is relatively week, so I kept the global down prediction. There could be an upward move in the morning, but the market may then go down pm. Nothing too major seems to be happening—likely continuing global tensions, with possibility of some minor police/military flare-ups or just peaceful protests to voice anger over leaders.
Apr 17 (Wed): Medium-strong mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Transits to the US chart are mixed as well, indicating a down move am, with a possibility of market recovering pm.
USA: There could be some concerns overnight and during pre-open hours, but the mood may gradually improve throughout the day.
Apr 18 (Th): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
Apr 19 (Fr): Medium-strong mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There may be some surprising news coming out at the open or during pre-open hours—possibly about yet another new approach to solving banks/loans problems (in Europe?) or some related update, such as an acknowledgement that something isn’t quite working—this may dampen the mood over the weekend, with increased worries on Sun-Mon. 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.
USA: The day may be relatively more optimistic and may see some good news coming out, likely related to transportation, retail sales, and/or telecommunications.
Apr 22 (Mon): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Transits to the US chart also mostly support a DOWN move, especially in the morning. There will likely be worries/anxiety about the lack of money during pre-open hours (Europe?), thus, the market may open lower; although it could still recover pm.
Apr 23 (Tue): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Transits to the US chart are a bit more in favor of a DOWN move, mostly early am, but the influence is mixed as well. It is also possible that Apr 23 and/or 24 will be a local MIN (i.e., a V-shaped move), so we could see a down move pm on the 23rd.
Apr 23-24: Important days. Good time for resolving issues related to loans to governments/large corporate entities, or, at least, negotiations may be running smoother on these 2 days. There will likely be increased communication/news, probably positive/upbeat in nature. To a degree, the tone will be nice in order to keep good diplomatic relationships—the words that come to mind are “concession,” trying to keep all partners happy, etc. However, there is also some vagueness about the actual actions, so I am not so sure that the decision will take place just yet, or, if it does, some unclarity/confusion will remain and will become an issue in a few days (27-30). The proposed solution to banking/loans issue (in Europe?) may be a follow up to some idea first brought up on Apr 18, and may involve some sort of dissolving [of existing structures] and/or merging [of funds/structures]. It may look somewhat favorable on 23-26, but may need to be re-evaluated and/or could be rejected on Apr 29-30.
USA: Anxiety over banks/financial issues within the US may come up during pre-open hours; also in the morning, there may be positive expectations/happy outlook regarding labor/[un]employment-related issues (if some sort of report is supposed to come out, it will likely be positive).
Apr 24 (Wed): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Transits to the US chart are mostly supportive of an UP move, with some positive developments early am related to workforce/labor. However, unclear situation regarding what actions [about banks] the leadership is actually going to take (or how well-thought-through their actions are) may create concerns and result in a down move. [I am guessing this is going to be about banks in Europe.] The tensions and probability of a down move increase pm.
Apr 25 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Globally, this looks like a stressful day (banks/loans issues are in focus—possibly some impasse or conflict—the resolution may come through dissolving some structures and merging something [funds?]), so my original prediction was down. However, transits to the US chart look mostly positive, so I changed it to UP.
Apr 26 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). If there is any merging of funds/banks going on today, it should go smoothly, although the market will likely find the whole situation depressing. Alternatively, there may be confusion/lack of clarity about the situation with the banks, which will be perceived negatively (and may even result in some fear about receiving funds/being able to borrow money on Sun, Apr 28).
Apr 29 (Mon): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%).
Apr 29-30: Tense couple of days—likely worse globally (Europe?) than in the US. Probably related to fears over banks/loans—some anger/upset at the banks, but also restrictions on borrowing. The tension may culminate in a decision on the 30th—the pressure [on banks?] may result in restrictions [on borrowing?] being lifted. Alternatively, there may be a stale-mate, where banks/financial institutions and lenders/responsible authority (government) can’t agree.
Apr 30 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Transits to the US chart also support a DOWN move—during pre-open hours, there may be concerns about some negative news related to financial limitations and/or end-of-life care/elderly care.