Here are some astro-financial predictions for August 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.]
AUGUST: There will likely be a strong[er] focus on and increased news about real estate, housing, bank loans for mortgages, farming, food supply, and domestic security. These issues may come up in the context of governmental regulations necessary to improve these areas. For example, there may be a push for a better governmental regulation of how banks issue loans, or, removing unnecessary controls by the government and/or large corporations that may be holding back housing market from expanding. This influence is the strongest on August 5-7.
August 22-28 also look noteworthy – these will likely be very important, with the possibility of the market reaching a major HIGH /LOW point around 26th – 27th. My prediction is that it will most likely be a crest/MAX – mostly because transiting Jupiter will conjunct US Sun at that time. Regardless of the direction, the buildup of the energy on those dates will likely be significant, with increased news, reports, and events, both economically and politically.
USA-specific: On August 5-7, transiting Jupiter will exactly oppose transiting Pluto. Considering how close this opposition is to the Sun’s position in the US chart (only 4°), this transit will likely have a fairly significant impact on the US. In the US chart, Sun rules the 9th house of international affairs and is positioned in the 8th house, associated with, among other things, hidden influences, indirect [yet very strong] control, and secrecy. Symbolically, 8th house is ruled by Pluto, which is associated with things like nuclear power, mass control, death, transformation, Secret Service, mines, secret affairs, and terrorism. It is interesting, therefore, that there had been some recent security alerts for the US embassies, connected to concerns about potential terrorist attacks.
In addition to the Jupiter-Pluto opposition, transiting Uranus retrograde will be squaring US Sun within 1° through about August 9. This influence will likely intensify any tensions around international relationships for the US. Another way in which this influence may manifest is inability to reach consensus or unexpectedly running into roadblocks while trying to pass some laws.
August 6 (Tue): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). Aspects to the US chart are a bit more supportive of a down move, with a possibility of stressful or unpleasant news related to healthcare, end-of-life care, drugs, hospitals, prisons, and/or any hidden issues, such as lies or secrets. The down influence is a bit stronger for the US than internationally.
August 7 (Wed): Strong influence, especially in the morning; market may possibly go up (55-60%). The news may focus on banks, real estate, governmental regulation of the banks, loans, mortgages, savings, etc.
August 8 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). The influence is strongest early am/at open. There will likely be a change in direction from the 7th, or, at the very least, a change in the focus and/or tone of the news (e.g., the focus may shift from banks, their savings, etc. to leadership and authority figures, including celebrities).
USA: Aug 8 – possibly increased news about some celebrities or news related to entertainment industry, and/or, news about international relationships/partnerships with other countries (a minor conflict or misunderstanding is possible).
Aug 8-9 – a potential for some unexpected news about banks/financial system and/or IRS (this could involve investments, metals, mining industry, and/or taxes). Other possible manifestations include increased international activities, changes in relationships with other countries, and/or news about any hidden activities (including surveillance). There may also be some surprises involving leaders (of the government or large corporations), unexpected actions by those leaders, and/or military activities.
August 9 (Fr): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Entertainment industry and/or important celebrity figure may also be in focus today. Aspects to the US chart are a bit mixed.
USA: There may be some positive news about improvements in the real estate/housing market. Another possible manifestation is alleviation of any potential concerns about domestic security, food supplies, and/or drugs. This is a good day for entities and industries involved in healthcare, end-of-life care, health insurance, pharmaceuticals, etc.
August 12 (Mon): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (60%). Transits to the US chart are also supportive of an UP move. There may be some stressful news about banks, loans, etc. over the weekend; however, any concerns over these should dissipate by Monday open. There is a chance of a down move late pm as well, likely because of concerns about banks, loans, bank regulations, etc.
USA: In contrast to the global prediction, August 12-13 look more down for the US. This is because transiting Saturn trine US Jupiter will likely bringing more sober/practical mood to the US market. We may see some rules/regulations/limitations/structures being put in place to improve country’s image or align its actions with some ideal vision. While this is a good time for making such improvements, these events may involve some scaling back and/or may be perceived as limiting the pace of expansion in some way; therefore, they may dampen the market mood somewhat.
August 13 (Tue): Mixed-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Early am/at open, there may be some slightly stressful news about banks, loans, mining stocks, and/or metals [especially steel].
August 14 (Wed): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There may be some increased news about IT industry, media, retail sales, transportation, etc. This news may possibly involve IT leadership – for example, there may be some important news/announcement coming out of some conference.
USA: Could be a good/profitable day for entities and industries associated with healthcare, end-of-life care, health insurance, pharmaceuticals, etc. For example, we can hear about these areas receiving more funding, people receiving better care, and/or other social improvements.
August 15 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
USA: For the US, down influence is somewhat stronger today; it may potentially be related to concerns over [military] actions required to restore [domestic/food/housing/etc.] stability and/or security. I kept the overall UP prediction, because I expect that domestic concerns within the US will remain confined to the political arena and will not affect the stock market.
August 16 (Fr): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). There may be some positive/optimistic news coming out today from some meeting/conference – this news will likely be related to the banks, savings, mortgages, housing, farms, food supply, and/or homeland security. Leaders/famous people will likely be perceived positively today; any public announcements made by these leaders early morning will likely be met with public approval.
August 19 (Mon): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The influence is strongest early am; market may actually go up in the afternoon.
August 19-20: These will likely be very busy days, with lots of news coming out, esp. regarding leadership, such as leaders in the IT industry, or, leaders in general making some innovative decisions. The decisions may involve some new approach to regulating banks/mortgages/loans to ensure housing market improves, and banks can save more money and/or become more stable.
USA: There may be some news pre-open related to overspending (likely on social improvements), and/or, there could be slightly disappointing news about the job market situation (e.g., something was overestimated).
There may also be news about some hidden issues (e.g., spying, lying, secrets, etc.), mining industry, as well as loans and taxes –this news should not be overly stressful, rather, it will more likely be some short-lived disappointment. For example, there may be concerns that not enough is being done to improve things/make something happen. Alternatively, some opposing issue that is preventing improvement in those areas may be highlighted or become a more obvious, or, public’s attention will be drawn to the decision to fix some problem in one of these areas (e.g., loans/mortgages).
August 20 (Tue): Mixed-strong influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). Likely, lots of excitement in the air today. The excitement may, in part, be related to the buzz over [new] electronic devices. Transits to the US chart are also supportive of an UP move.
August 21 (Wed): Mixed-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). The influence is strongest early am/at open. In the morning, there could be some negative news or worries related to healthcare, drugs, food supply contamination, secrets, lies, deception, etc. These worries will likely dissipate by the afternoon, and the market may recover.
IT-related industries and any innovations will likely be in the news today. The news may be related to some expansion in this area or there may be some unexpected announcements/events. Additionally, there could be news about [military] leaders, or, news about leaders making some unexpected/sudden/decisive and [potentially aggressive] moves.
USA: The influence is mixed today. On the one hand, there could be positive news regarding US image as a country, expansion of its economy, and/or its status in the world. On the other hand, there could be some negative/stressful news regarding loans, mortgages, taxes, etc. I expect the latter to contribute to the overall down move today. Alternatively, the news in itself may not be negative; rather, there will be an abundance of news regarding loans, taxes and related topics. In this case, we may actually see an UP move.
August 22 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
August 22-23: Increased possibility of accidents, violent or military activity, disorderly behavior, opposition to some perceived oppression, demands to bring in the open/expose some hidden controls, etc.
August 22-28: Likely very important dates, with the possibility of the market reaching a major HIGH /LOW point. My prediction is that it will most likely be a crest/MAX, and that it will occur on 26th – 27th. Regardless of the direction, the buildup of the energy should be significant.
August 23 (Fr): Mixed influence; market will probably go down (60%). The news today will likely focus on the workforce and healthcare-related topics. Additionally, there could be some tensions around relationships and partnerships among different countries and/or large corporate entities. For example, some partnerships may not be working out or falling apart. Governments/large corporations may try to exert control over financial agreements of entities that are in some sort of a partnership – e.g., to control how this partnership functions, how agreements are signed, who can enter into these agreements, etc.
USA: The influence is mixed today. On the one hand, there could be positive news regarding retail sales, transportation, communications, etc. On the other hand, there may be negative/stressful news regarding healthcare and elderly care; as well as secrets, lies, hidden agendas (esp. wrt financial system regulation), etc.
August 26 (Mon): Very strong mixed influence; important busy day; market may possibly go up (60-65%). The UP influence is much stronger for the US than globally.
There will likely be a continuation of the discussions about some entities (companies, countries, leaders, etc.) deciding how to proceed with their partnership agreements. Some entities may want to remain partners, while others may feel like [suddenly/unexpectedly] breaking out of those arrangements; or, some entities will be insisting on a diplomatic resolution of some issue, while others will be in favor of some more radical [possibly military] solution. Additionally, there could be some negative news about healthcare, drugs/pharmaceuticals, water contamination, floods, etc.
USA: On August 26-27, there will probably be some positive news regarding housing, real estate, food supply, farming, etc. Further, there could be news about increased income from taxation and/or investments. Lastly, there could be some positive news, or, just increased news regarding international policies/relationships, and news about passing laws or regulations (e.g., related to security, surveillance, etc.).
August 27 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). The UP influence is stronger for the US than globally. Today will likely be a day when some entities may go over the top, overspend, and over-expand themselves. The overall mood should be fairly optimistic and generous (i.e., investors may feel like parting with their money, because they will feel happy and positive about the future).
Topics like real estate, housing, bank savings, etc. will likely be featured prominently in the news. Additionally, there will be continued discussions regarding partnerships among various entities, such as governments and corporations. Partnership discussions could also be related to laws or regulations concerning marriage, especially as it relates to taxes.
USA: Mostly a positive news day, esp. for housing and real estate market, as well as savings/capital of the banks and/or of the US itself. However, there is a slight possibility of some negative/stressful news related to transportation/communication/retail sales; this could also manifest as some unexpected travel disruptions.
August 28 (Wed): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is not very strong, however. In the early morning/at open, there could be some news regarding workforce and/or healthcare, medications, etc. – this news could be positive and associated with some governmental regulations. For example, it may be about government’s actions helping to increase the number of jobs or improving healthcare. There is also a chance of upsetting news about retail sales, communication, transportation, etc. (late morning).
USA: There could be an important [likely positive] announcement related to banks and/or financial system, such as about increased availability of cash, profits, etc.
August 29 (Th): Weak influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The influence is not very strong, however. Today’s focus will likely be on relatively pragmatic matters (e.g., looking closer at the details of how government regulates healthcare, investments, financial system, loans, mortgages, etc.), which tends to bring markets down.
August 30 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). Likely, the focus of the news today will be on similar matters as on the 29th (i.e., governmental regulations related to healthcare, workforce, and investment practices [Pension funds? Taxes needed to pay for healthcare?]). While today is a good day for tackling these types of issues, they may not be exciting enough or even raise concerns that may discourage investors; hence, the market will likely go down.
USA: Mixed influence; slight possibility of some brief negative news regarding relationships with other countries, including a sudden/unexpected change in the partnership status.