Here are some astro-financial predictions for July 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. Beginning in May, I have also started incorporating heliocentric transits into the analytical process. 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.]
JULY: In general, the mood this month should be relatively positive—with grand trine among Jupiter (joined by Mars arnd. 18-24), Neptune, and Saturn lasting virtually all month, we can expect both the increased hopes/optimism (e.g., about things like real-estate, or stability of the banks, or how much money bank have saved) as well as some practical changes in related areas that will help solidify any of the improvements long-term (e.g., adjustment in some loan/borrowing practices that will help banks save more money and be more stable over-time).
Another manifestation of this grand trine in water signs, involving Neptune in its sign of rulership, Pisces, is the increased possibility of flooding or some deception that is unstoppable/keeps going on uninhibited (e.g., flooding, some deception or hidden info, etc.)—ether because there is too much of it (water or lies or hidden/vague info) or because government/large corporate entities chose not to stop it. This also favors health or religious/spiritual reforms going smoothly—changes related to these areas should be stable over the long-term. This energy is the strongest July 12-22, esp. the week of July 15.
With multiple planets in Cancer this month, focus on related issues, such as bank stability and savings (e.g., how much money they have), as well as real-estate, farms, land, food, and any domestic issues [country-specific], including security, will be strong—esp. on July 13-31.
For the US, July 8-9 and 17-22 should be especially important and likely coincide with positive news and increased hope/optimism about how well the country is doing—on those dates, transiting Jupiter (expansion/generosity/wealth) will conjunct Venus (money/pleasure) and Jupiter in US chart.
July 8 (Mon): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (70-75%). July 8-9: There could be some increased communication/news—probably related to things like bank stability, savings (how much money they have), as well as real-estate, farms, land, food, and any domestic issues [country-specific], esp. security.
USA: July 8-9 look strongly positive for the US—I expect there will be good news and/or some hope/optimism, heightened expectations related to availability of money (that the country is doing well), job market/employment/workforce as well as social improvements and innovation (e.g., electronics, internet, telecom, airlines, spec travel, etc.).
July 9 (Tue): Strong influence; market will probably go up (70-75%).
July 10 (Wed): Weak-medium influence; market will probably go down (55%). The influence isn’t strongly indicative of a down move—rather, I expect an adjustment after the expected strong up moves on Mon-Tue. The excitement of Jupiter conjunct US Venus transit should be gradually waning, so the down influence may be more pronounced pm.
July 11 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The influence isn’t strongly indicative of a down move—rather, in the absence of aspects that would clearly support an up move, I expect a [likely slight] adjustment down after the anticipated strong up moves on Mon-Tue.
July 12 (Fr): Weak influence; market may possibly go down (55%). This will likely be slightly worse globally than for the US.
July 14 (Sun): USA—some mildly worrisome news may come out regarding banks/financial system—this will probably fizzle by Mon.
July 15 (Mon): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). Transits to the US chart are also supportive of an UP move, with supportive positive/hopeful/optimistic influence gradually increasing all week toward Fr.
July 16 (Tue): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). The mood will likely be similar to the 15th, but perhaps a bit more negative, with a possibility of some concerns suppressing the market somewhat late pm through closing.
USA: July 16-23, esp. 19-21—increased news/communication about international relationships/partnerships with other countries and loans/debt.
July 17 (Wed): Medium-strong mixed influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%).
July 17-19—strong-mixed signature, with very positive transit to the US chart indicating good news for the US market, but a potential for concerns about the global economy—this energy will be gradually increasing to likely culminate on the 19th [with reverberations over the weekend]. The 19th could be a MIN or MAX – if not for the supportive transits to the US chart, I would be inclined to say it will be a MIN, but in the past, US aspects over-rode any stressful global aspects, so a MAX is more likely—either way, the buildup of energy will be significant.
July 17-18—increased chance of floods and news about some government/corporate deception, healthcare/religious reforms, and/or travel over water [esp. internationally]—e.g., something travels over water and government doesn’t stop it, or, there is too much water and erected barriers can’t contain it, etc. Also, favorable time for coming up with or promoting a new drug or drink; good for pharmaceuticals and food industry focused on drinks.
July 18 (Th): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (65%). The UP influence is stronger for the US than globally; globally, there is a chance of some unexpected, sudden, upsetting or exciting news about financial systems.
July 19 (Fr): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (65%). The UP influence is stronger for the US; global transits and helio transits are slightly more in favor of a down move, actually. Likely a very tense day, with lots happening—this may even spill into the weekend—there may be some consequences of the energies/events building up on 17-19 that will require continuous efforts to resolve them on the 20-21.
USA: Strong focus on loans, bank rates, debt—some action may be taken in this area (transiting Venus [money] will oppose [tension/action to break tension] US Moon, ruler of the 8th house [debt, loans, bank rates, investments, etc.]). There are also some tensions related to hidden powers and/or controls—for example, more upsetting news may come out about NSA, or, there could be worries about whether all relevant financial info has been properly disclosed—if some hidden financial info does come out, there will likely be upset over the news.
July 22 (Mon): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Likely, a change in direction compared to the 19th.
July 23 (Tue): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The influence isn’t overwhelmingly negative though—perhaps, anxiety/concerns about money may begin building up because of some vagueness/unclarity/deception and/or news about some sort of merging—this influence will gradually increase toward 25-26th.
July 24 (Wed): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The influence is more negative globally then for the US.
July 25 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
USA: July 25-26 – Possibly upsetting news about banks/financial system.
July 26 (Fr): Medium-strong influence; market will probably go down (65-70%). Some concerns/anxious mood over vagueness/unclarity/deception about money or how financial systems are doing, incl. mergers of any sort. For example, there may be news about accounting errors/discrepancies or results of some audits may not be entirely clear/favarable. The influence is stronger globally; for the US, it may manifest as some concerns during pre-open hours.
July 26-27: There is also increased likelihood of military tensions, accidents, angry outbursts, probably against government/large corporate entities.
July 29 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The influence is stronger globally; for the US, the down influence may depress things early am, but then the market may recover in the afternoon.
USA: There may be unexpected, upsetting, or exciting news related to transportation, communication, internet, airlines, etc.
July 30 (Tue): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The UP influence is stronger for the US.
July 30-31—increased likelihood of sudden upsets related to leadership and/or military actions (likely domestic and/or related to home land security). The upsets may also be related to real-estate, farms, land, and/or security of the food supply, security/stability/savings of the banks (esp. nationalized banks). [Country] leaders may suddenly begin or abruptly end some related policies or military actions; there is an increased likelihood of accidents and/or protests.
July 31 (Wed): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). The influence is strongest early am.