Stock market predictions April, 2013: Financial Astrology.

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.]
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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.
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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.

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16 Responses to Stock market predictions April, 2013: Financial Astrology.

  1. JD says:

    Thank you for posting this – I’ve been hitting refresh a few times since yesterday since I wanted to read this from you. Very interesting – now to sit down and focus with this reading.

  2. tolstunka says:

    From the post above, “Apr 3-5: There may be … electing new leadership [to oversee money matters].” Curiously, Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris quit on Apr 2, and his replacement, Haris Georgiades, will be sworn in on Apr 3 (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-02/cyprus-finance-minister-sarris-resigns-after-brokering-rescue.html).

  3. tolstunka says:

    From the post above, “Apr 9 (Tue): …There could be a brief surprise at the open, possibly related to the leadership [change]…” Interestingly, J.C. Penney announced late Mon, Apr 8 that it fired Ron Johnson as CEO after 17 months.

  4. tolstunka says:

    Re end-of Apr comment above (22-30): Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) also governs things like rocks/metals/things dug up from the earth, while Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) governs all things hidden, incl. inside caves/mines, etc. These two planets are currently in each other’s signs, emphasizing any related issues (e.g., bank loans to governments, as mentioned above, and also the value of metals/”rocks”/oil/etc.).

    There will be a whole bunch of stressful aspectsto these two planets, both in the geocentric and heliocentric chart, at the end of April (22-30) & early May (at a glance, 3 and 6 look stressful) — several oppositions to Saturn, while the Uranus’ square to Pluto will become more precise once again (unfolding the whole month of May). This, to me, indicates increased focus on/stress over banks/loans at the level of governments/large corporations as well as the value of metals/oil/”rocks/minerals” over the next few weeks. I haven’t analyzed long-term trends in gold & oil charts, but things will likely get worse for a bit till these nega transits pass.

    Btw, there cld be other expressions of these stressful transits. For example: Restrictions/controls placed on reproductive practices [and/or on the related “entertainment” industry that mostly targets men]; problems with oil spills and/or drop in oil prices; difficulties with/reduction of oil production; controls over/problems with how private data are gathered/shared; tightening of [government/official] controls to curb violence (gun bill in the US would fit this); controls to curb computer hacking and/or demand to relase hidden/secret data to the public; etc. Am not covering all possible domains out there, but all these archetypal manifestations are possible.

    • Linda says:

      “There will be a whole bunch of stressful aspectsto these two planets, both in the geocentric and heliocentric chart, at the end of April (22-30) & early May (at a glance, 3 and 6 look stressful) — several oppositions to Saturn, while the Uranus’ square to Pluto will become more precise once again (unfolding the whole month of May). This, to me, indicates increased focus on/stress over banks/loans at the level of governments/large corporations as well as the value of metals/oil/”rocks/minerals” over the next few weeks. I haven’t analyzed long-term trends in gold & oil charts, but things will likely get worse for a bit till these nega transits pass.”
      Very confusing and unclear prediction. Usualy if banks are in bad shape than Gold price is going up, or your predictions means just in April be bad for Gold? What about May,June?
      Lets say banks still doing very well like Wells Fargo or JP Morgan.

    • lindabrad975 says:

      Could you be more clear about Gold and Banks? Lets say banks are still doing very good like Wells Fargo or JP Morgan. Gold is still Not so bad about $1420. And usualy if Banks are in bad shape than Gold price will going up…

      • tolstunka says:

        Thanks, Linda. All good valid questions.

        In a nutshell, my comment was not an attempt to predict the direction of gold prices (or bank performance, whichever way one would measure it). Rather, I was observing that certain planetary aspects will unfold late April-May that may manifest as stressful events and/or greater focus on the area of economy related to the involved planets and the signs they are in. These areas include: banks/loans (on the level of governments/ large corporations), mines/mining (including anything dug up from the earth), intelligence/ spying/ terrorism, gynecology/reproduction, corporate taxes, etc. These are just some astro keywords/ symbols that describe the “vibe,” if you will, of the news and events that will likely be more prominent in the public consciousness at the time the aspects unfold.

        Since the aspects are stressful, my expectation is that they may manifest as observable/ notable/ newsworthy tensions, actions, and or events. For ex.: a bill is passed (or thrown out), an official decision is made, a pending contract is [finally] signed (or parties separate in a huff), an accident occurs (or is prevented, but in a way we hear about it), etc. [In contrast to stressful aspects, harmonious aspects would normally allow things to unfold smoothly, gradually, w/o too many waves.]

        As for the gold vs. banks—I haven’t personally analyzed the relationship between the two (economically, astrologically, statistically, or in any other way), so I would hesitate to comment on this. Astrologically though, Taurus (banks) & Scorpio (mining) are in opposition (two ends of the same axis), so you are right—it definitely makes sense to look at both at the same time.
        Note also that while Capricorn/Saturn govern metals/rocks/solid structures in general, each material has its own specific significator (e.g., Gold’s is Sun, Silver’s is Moon, iron’s is Mars, sugar’s is Venus, etc.), which means that additional astro “markers” would need to be taken into consideration when analyzing specific metal/material.

        Moreover, individual banks, [their] stocks, countries [where those banks may operate], corporations, and any other relevant entities/persons (e.g., CEO, president, etc.) each have their own astro charts, which should also be considered when analyzing the performance of that specific entity (which may help explain differences in performance among entities in the same economic sector).

        Statistically, to properly analyze & try to predict the trend of gold or any other commodity, stock, etc. with reasonable/quantifiable accuracy, I would recommend constructing and running mathematical models using planetary data over time as predictors [subject to various conditions and limitations; note that astro data are not randomly distributed]. Am sure many analysts have already done this; however, I doubt that detailed results & models would be available in a form of a free blog [if I’m wrong—pls post the link, as it would be of interest to many]. I plan on playing around with modeling astro data, as time permits, but I would use the results to get reimbursed for the effort.

        On a spiritual level, my personal belief is that neither astrology nor statistics ultimately matter—these are just fun tools to play with. They may help to recognize the blueprint/possible paths, but we can create any future we want (with our choices and beliefs).

  5. Lily says:

    What is your thought about Apple stock’s trend near term?

    • tolstunka says:

      I haven’t analyzed $AAPL trend, so would hesitate making any specific predictions. That said, I do see in the stock’s and corporate astro charts some indications of upcoming [very shortly, like weeks/months] corporate restructuring, new focus/identity, or both. This may have to do with communications (phone) part of their business; other areas of focus may include balancing international vs. domestic market, trying to get new audience (esp. younger and international), expanding mobile publishing, adding more news-related content (with focus on local/relevant info, such as traffic), and/or targeting educational entities (partnering with colleges?). There may be a push to make products more customizable and dynamically responsive to everyday changes (news, local variations, culture, owner preferences, etc.).

      As for the stock price—at a glance, things don’t look overwhelmingly bad (as in 50% drop in the next 1-2 months), but there are no clear indications of a turn-around & persistent up-trend either. In the upcoming months, I see some aspects here-n-there that indicate some positive/creative developments (with stock value likely increasing on those days)—detail analysis would require time though. Times of potential tension (stock value likely going down) that jump at me: Oct 22-25, 2013 (also possibly Oct 10-11, 19-20 & Nov 18-19); Dec 25-30, 2013; Feb 2-19, 2014 (esp. Feb 9-10). There will be other tense dates too, it’s just that the dates listed above may be extra stressful.

      • Lily says:

        Many thanks for your kindness and information! I jumped in Apple stock on 4/15 and faced a deep drop in value, whole week. It is an IRA account so that I plan to hold it for few months or longer. I am not sure how thing will go, although I think the company has everything it needs to be successful again (new innovation like a wallet, watch…)?! Best wishes to you!

  6. tolstunka says:

    To follow up on Apr 23-24 prediction about banks/loans [in Europe]:

    On Apr 24, Cyprus ministers approve bailout deal (http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/cyprus-economy.o7y). Next, their parliament has to vote on the bailout package as a whole: “Ratification of the loan agreement is expected after April 26” [said government spokesman Christos Stylianides].

    “There are early signs are that nearly half the members of the country’s 56-seat parliament may oppose the high cost of the bailout, which has surged from 17.5 billion euros to 23 billion euros…” (http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/24/300077/cyprus-ministers-approve-bailout-deal/)

  7. JD says:

    Great work Tolstunka. Very interesting reading.
    Looking forward to May 2013.
    April was very interesting – I thought the market would be down a lot more than it went down. The corrections have been very benign and not strong at all. Market is very strong – I wonder if the same going forward into May / June also.

    Looking forward to it. Bye and have a good weekend.
    JD

    • tolstunka says:

      Thanks JD! May looks more stressful than April; haven’t looked at June yet. I’ll post May predictions on the 30th. Enjoy your weekend also.

      • JD says:

        My initial technical work is also showing May to be more down moves than in April. I thought this week would be more severe, but I was very wrong. I am not sure about the last 2 days (maybe down and I think it might be), but a real correction or down move doesn’t seem to be till May. Its hard to buy and hard to be short – tough market for sure.
        Have a good one! Look forward to reading on the 30th.
        JD

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