Here are some astro-financial predictions for January 2014. 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.]
JANUARY [last two weeks]: Overall, things look pretty cheery, with a lot of optimism about the US economy, especially around Jan 21-22. The end of the month will likely be marked by some sort of tension or build up to the resolution of the issue related to governmental or corporate control/regulation of the expansion of the banks, how banks lend the money for home mortgages, and/or how banks or citizens save/accumulate money. This buildup will likely continue to rise through the end of the month.
The mood will likely be optimistic and there may be a sense of expansion of financial stability and/or opportunities for major expansion through investment, buying real estate, etc. People may feel like looking for ever bigger and greater investment opportunities, which may indeed result in good profits in the long run, although it may be better to postpone such decisions until February, when Venus turns direct.
USA: In addition to the overall optimism about the economy, the end of January also looks favorable for regulating or implementing restrictions on businesses/activities related to anything domestic, such as home mortgages, banks’ or citizens’ savings, real estate, homeland security, farming, food supply, etc. This energy is especially strong on Jan 27-28.
As a curious side note, children born at the end of this month or in early February, will likely do exceptionally well in life in terms of accumulating money, especially through some sort of large-scale business ventures, investing in real estate, and/or accumulating or inheriting large savings.
Jan 21 (Tue): Strong influence; market will probably go up (70-75%). There will probably be a lot of positive news and optimism about how well the US economy is doing, which may boost the markets worldwide. The market may peak on Jan 21 or 22.
Jan 22 (Wed): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (70%); this influence is especially strong pre-open and in the early morning. The market will likely continue going up, but there is also a chance that it will start going down after the peak on the 21st; this possibility will increase towards the end of the day. In the early morning, there may be brief news or focus on the issues related to regulating banks and/or mortgages – the conversation may center on weighing pros and cons or comparing opposite views to determine how to proceed with the regulation.
In general, this is a good day for engaging in any sort of negotiations, especially those involving conflict resolution and achieving some sort of balance/compromise, so that both parties feel satisfied.
USA: On Jan 22-23, there may be news about regulations of financial sector and/or banks; alternatively, the news may be about profits of the banks.
Jan 23 (Th): Medium mixed influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Since the market will likely peak on the 21st (or possibly 22nd), the direction may reverse today.
Jan 23-24: Increased possibility that some discussions will reach a culmination, where a decision is made about governmental or corporate control over taxes, loans, or any sort of hidden matters, such as secret activities, mining, etc. Alternatively, the discussions/negotiations may reach a stalemate, become serious, or get delayed.
Jan 24 (Fr): Medium-strong mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The down influence is not particularly strong, as the overall optimism about the economy will probably continue; however, the mood today (and/or on the 23rd) may be slightly more somber, because of some serious discussions about taxes and/or loans.
USA: Good time for industries and businesses related to entertainment, leisure, games, gambling, etc. There may be an overall mood that the economy is doing well and so this is a good time to relax, take it easy, gamble, or splurge on entertainment.
Jan 27 (Mon): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (65%).
USA: On Jan 27-28, there may be brief news about taxes, loans, investments, and/or secrets, hidden issues, mines, etc. This may be related to governmental regulation of these matters, or, it may be in connection with IT industry, travel industry (including airlines), telecommunications, etc. For example, there may be an announcement about governmental regulation of taxes or surveillance methods, which will be perceived as beneficial for the communications industry, or, an announcement about some IT company or an airline securing a line of credit or paying off debts, etc.
Jan 28 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (70%). The focus of the news, especially early a.m. to noon, will probably, again, be governmental or corporate regulation of banks, savings, mortgages, farms, land, food supply, etc. If some ruling is expected to pass, today may well be the day when it is finalized.
Jan 29 (Wed): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%); the down influence is not very strong, however. There may be some brief tensions, especially early a.m. or pre-open, related to the governmental regulation of banks, home mortgages, etc. It is possible that this [real or imaginary, implemented or anticipated] regulation upsets some partnerships, causes someone to not want to be partners anymore, to not to play nice together, etc. Luckily, this influence will be brief.
Jan 30 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). Today, we can see a larger than usual trading volume and/or this may be a busier than normal day.
Jan 31 St. (Fr): Strong mixed influence; market may possibly go up (65%). Even though the overall trend will continue to be UP, there may be some brief distress in the pre-open hours and, potentially, late in the day. The focus on the governmental regulation of the financial sector, banks, mortgages etc. will continue and may peak today (e.g., parties deciding how to proceed with the regulation may reach a conclusion that they have evaluated the matter sufficiently and now it is the time to act).
In sum, the optimism about the US economy will be strong and will likely result in January being an UP month overall. There is also a strong possibility that we will see a temporary reversal in the direction late in the first week of February (probably down on Th and Fr).
On a longer timescale, the optimism will likely continue through the end of April, with a potentially worrisome period for the USA (and a temporary down swing) around March 13. There will likely be a major turning point (probably a MAX) around the 3rd week or the end of April. The mid and end of April look like important and intense times, with the words “feeding frenzy” coming to mind. There may be unexpected risky get-rich-quick opportunities popping up all over the place; however, one must act quickly and avoid overspending or staying in too long, as there will also be increased potential for losing large sums of money.