Here are some astro-financial predictions for October 2013. Since transits to the USA natal chart appear to strongly correlate with market moves, a few related observations are included as well. 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.]
OCTOBER: The whole month will be under the influence of transiting Pluto and Uranus approaching a tense square aspect with each other. This energy will likely correspond to the intensification of tensions between forces pushing for radical changes, new approaches or beginnings, more freedom, innovation, sudden [military] actions, actions to overturn status quo, rebels, etc. and forces that prefer hierarchical/structured approach, government/large corporations/authority figures, forces that try to regulate/control/manipulate, etc. The aspect will become exact around Oct 31 – Nov 1, so we may see increased tensions at the end of the month.
The most tense dates will probably be Oct 1-2 and Oct 14-18 – especially Oct 17-18 may see increased tension/anger/fights over healthcare-related issues, water contamination, medications, poisoning, and/or deception of some sort.
October 1 (Tue): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). This influence is stronger globally than for the US.
October 1 – favorable time for talks related to healthcare, spirituality, water [contamination], etc. However, this influence favors an ongoing/continuing communication, rather than resolution (e.g., because the issue hasn’t reached a critical mass).
October 1-3 – some tensions resulting from an opposition between entities/forces pushing for a radical new approach to something (e.g., military leaders pushing for action) and those in favor for more diplomatic/useful resolution or approach. There will likely be a reversal in the market trend, from down to up, probably late Oct 1 or early Oct 2.
USA: There could be positive news/reports/actions taken related to jobs, retail sales, and/or partnerships with other countries. Oct 1-2 are favorable for improving US status in the world.
October 2 (Wed): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%), especially in the afternoon. This influence is stronger for the USA than globally (my original global prediction was DOWN, but I changed it to UP, because of the positive transit to the US chart).
We may continue to hear about the opposition between more aggressive/military/radically-oriented entities proposing some sort of an abrupt change or a new approach and entities proposing a more diplomatic approach/compromise; however, the tension should begin to ease by the end of the day.
October 3 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%); aspects to the US chart are supportive of the up move as well. There will likely be a change of direction in the market compared to October 1.
USA: Good day for international relationships/talks.
October 4 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
October 4-5 – there could be some public announcement related to the resolution of the tensions between entities insisting on a more aggressive approach and entities supportive of a compromise. The energy is somewhat more supportive of taking a diplomatic route/achieving a compromise [at least, public/support will be behind the diplomatic/compromising entities]. The news/announcement could be related to debt, investments, mines, metals, hidden issues, government secrets, etc. For example, a report may come out with the results of some investigation.
October 7 (Mon): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). There will likely be some serious news/talks related to government regulations, mines, hidden resources/activities, or, control over resources (e.g., investments), or, there may be concerns over lack of resources, or, concerns that there is too much control. In general, the discussions will likely focus on limitations/restrictions, especially related to controls imposed by the government/large corporate entities.
October 7-8 – we will likely see a reversal in the market trend on these dates, from down to up, either late Oct or early Oct 8.
October 7-11 – the mood will improve over the course of the week; there should be more optimism this week compared to the previous week, with the possibility of delusional optimism/hope bringing the market up on Oct 8-9.
October 8 (Tue): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%); the influence is stronger globally than for the US. It’s possible that there will be a reversal in the market direction today, from down to up. Today’s focus will likely be on governmental control, restrictions, or regulations of debt/loans/investments/etc. There will be serious discussions, or, discussions about restrictions (e.g., imposing a debt ceiling), but at the same time, the mood will likely be optimistic, favoring expansion and overspending. Healthcare funding will also be in focus in the early morning.
Late Oct 8-9 – the mood may be somewhat more optimistic compared to the 7th and early 8th; there may be some sense of relief on the 9th; some people/entities may overspend, because of either some hope or some deception; money will be spent on healthcare-related projects (or projects related to water contamination or religious causes); etc.
October 9 (Wed): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
October 10 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). Aspects to the US chart are also supportive of the up move.
USA: Good day for improving international relationships and/or international communication; also a good day for talking about and passing laws, especially those related to debt/loans/investments.
October 11 (Fr): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (60%).
October 14 (Mon): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). My original prediction was DOWN, but I changed it to UP, because of the positive aspects to the US chart.
USA: Favorable time for improving international relationships. Also, there may be good news related to job market/workforce and/or social improvements in general.
October 15 (Tue): Medium-strong mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). My original prediction was DOWN, but I changed it to UP, because of the positive aspects to the US chart. Healthcare, religious issues, and/or water contamination, etc. will likely be in focus in the early morning. The mood will be less optimistic today compared to October 8 and 9; there may be more stress or anger over the health-care-related issues (or religious issues, or water contamination, etc.).
October 14-18 – there may be increased tension/anger over healthcare-related issues, water contamination, poisoning, lies/deception, etc. The tensions may escalate on October 18-19. Increasing tensions may bring the market down towards the end of the week.
October 15-25 – likely, increased talks about debt/loans as well as mining, metals, spying, hiding secrets, etc. However, these talks may not result in a resolution just yet; in fact, it is possible that the parties will retreat, postpone the discussion, or put it on a back burner. This reversal or retreat may occur on the morning of October 21.
October 18-21 – there may be a reversal in the market trend on these dates, likely from down to up.
USA: On October 14-15, there may be some exciting and/or positive news related to IT companies, retail sales, transportation (including airlines), etc. Alternatively, there may be unexpected news related to funding of these domains, likely of positive nature.
October 16 (Wed): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Aspects to the USA chart are also supportive of the down move.
USA: A possibility of mild misunderstandings and/or disappointments related to the international relationships and/or US standing in the world.
October 17 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%).
October 18 (Fr): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (60%). The stressful influence will likely be related to tensions/anger/ accidents/fighting over healthcare, contaminated water, religious disagreements, deception, etc. At the same time, talks about debt/loans/real estate should go smoothly; there may be positive news about real estate. There may also be increased talks about protecting homeland and/or securing food supply.
October 21 (Mon): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
October 22 (Tue): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
October 23 (Wed): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
October 23-25 – Healthcare, contaminated water, religious disagreements, etc. may [again] be in focus. For example, if there are rains or floods, it is likely that the water will be allowed to flow unobstructed, or, discussions involving these topics will proceed smoothly, though no resolution may be reached (in part, because the issue is no longer pressing or no longer appears to be a threat).
October 24 (Th): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The down influence is stronger globally than for the US.
USA: Good day for improving the country’s image and international relationships; there is a chance that the US market will go up.
October 24-25 – there may be a reversal in the market trend, from down to up.
October 25 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%); this influence is stronger in the afternoon.
USA: On October 24-25, there may be good news related to the workforce/job market, healthcare, and/or social improvements (e.g., that some obstacles or tensions have been removed, or, that job market is improving).
October 28 (Mon): Medium-strong mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%).
USA: There may be some concerns about spending on domestic programs, including those related to real estate or providing food/shelter to the masses; the concerns will likely focus on availability of funding and/or overspending. There may also be increased conflict or tensions with some country (-ies) (Oct 28-29). On the other hand, the US will feel good about its relationships with some other [ally] countries and its image in the world.
October 29 (Tue): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55- 60%).
October 28-29 – likely, serious talks about debt, loans, investments, etc. and how to control these issues in a structured manner; discussions about limiting governmental/corporate debt or rewriting bank loan policies could be taking place.
October 29-30 – action may be taken to assert control over or fix an issue related to healthcare, water contamination, deception (e.g. clarify a misconception), etc. The time is favorable for governments/large corporate entities to regulate how they approach issues of debt, investments (especially in metals or anything mined from the earth), secrecy, nuclear power, etc.
USA: October 24-31, especially the 29th, are good days for international talks and establishing a structured, responsible, practical approach towards regulating relationships with other countries, including entering into written agreements. This time also favors discussing and passing laws that will help establish/enforce responsible limits of some sort. The sober/practical tone of the talks may, however, bring the market down.
If there is a public meeting or announcement by the US leaders, it may not be well- received; the leaders may be perceived as going against what the public wants.
On October 29-30, in the US, there is an increased likelihood of accidents and/or unexpected upsetting events/news related to IT companies, transportation (including airlines), retail sales, etc.
October 30 (Wed): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
October 29-30 – on these dates, especially on the 30th, there may be a public announcement by the leaders related to loans, debt, investments, mines, metals, hidden issues (e.g., surveyance), etc.
October 28 – November 1 – likely, increased tensions between government/ large corporations/authority figures/ entities exerting control and radical/new/military/rebellious/ freedom-oriented entities. The influence provides more support to the old/constructing/controlling forces and favors a more conservative approach/keeping the status quo rather than radical changes.
October 31 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The influence is strongest in the afternoon.
USA: The country may be receiving a little extra attention on the international arena today, probably because of its financial decisions. International entities may be surprised by the USA’s decisions–these decisions may not be viewed as entirely practical (e.g., because of how much money is being spent or which programs).
Long term look at 2014 indicates a major market turning point around mid-to-late April 2014 (probably, a major MAX). It will coincide with a grand cross around the 13th degree of cardinal signs. Coincidentally, USA’s Sun is in 13°18 of Cancer (a Cardinal sign) and USA’s Saturn, in14°48 of Libra (also Cardinal sign) , which underscores the importance of the unfolding events for the USA.
Planets participating in the cross, Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Mars will form several, mostly tense, aspects to the US Sun and Saturn throughout 2014. Although Jupiter conjunction will likely shield the US Sun from too much stress and will probably even bring the market up in late January and the 3rd week of April, once Jupiter moves on, things will likely change direction.
In particular, I would pay attention to Pluto opposition Sun transits around March 13 and May 18 of 2014 and Jan 5, 2015. Pluto rules transformation, death/rebirth, power (incl. nuclear), [mass] control, violence, oppression, etc. Sun in the US chart is in the 8th house of loans/debt/taxes and rules the 9th house of international relationships and laws, among other things. Hence, we may expect a major period of transformation for the country—possibly new laws, related to debt/taxes, major stress in international relationships, international pressure, possibly dealing with nuclear power issues, etc. The issue(s) will likely first arise in March, to be revisited in May, and reach a climax late Dec 2014 / early Jan 2015.
Multiple stressful Uranus transits to US Saturn (ruler of the 2nd house of banks/financial system) around some of the same dates (e.g., mid-May 2014) further support the expectation of some major disruptive events in the financial system. Oh, and Uranus loves to shock—so, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about some sudden collapse(s) of large businesses, possibly banks going under overnight, etc. Alternatively, we may hear about some unexpected brilliant solutions that will help improve the financial system in some exciting radical way.