Here are some astro-financial predictions for February 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.]
FEBRUARY: The first week of the month looks relatively more stressful, with the market going down to reach a LOW around Feb 7-10.
Governmental regulation of financial transactions/entities/policies will continue to be a strong theme in the news the entire month, with some back-and-forth discussions about how to regulate the financial sector, how to come up with a new approach to regulation, what new leaders should do, etc. The regulation will most likely involve savings, such as savings of the banks or individual investors. Other areas of regulation or action may include real estate, land, farming, food supply, and domestic security. We may see some unexpected moves by the leaders, change in leadership, or some innovative/unexpected solutions. The possibility of some surprise related to new leadership and banks/savings/domestic security is especially strong at the end of February.
Feb 3 (Mon): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). There may be jitters/anxiety in the pre-open hours or in the early morning.
Feb 3-7: Will probably be a down week overall, with the mood getting progressively worse toward the end of the week. Also, there may be increased news regarding water, healthcare, medicines, poisons, and/or deceptive or vague practices of some sort. For example, some information that comes out may be unclear, lacking in detail, or, the details may be intentionally obscured (e.g., to deceive the audience or hide something). On the other hand, this will be a good week for the entertainment industry, especially for movies and photography (e.g., favorable for movie analysis, creative writing projects [especially fantasy and sci-fi], analysis of photographs, etc.) as well as for data visualization projects.
USA: Feb 3 is a good day for regulating financial sector; although while today’s energy is favorable for taking a pragmatic/realistic approach to finances, it may not be the most exciting news for the market.
Additionally, on Feb 3-4, there may be some conflict or disagreement with international partners over the US international policy, how US is perceived, and/or how it regulates taxes, banking rates, loans, etc.
Feb 4 (Tue): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). There may be mild arguments today between various entities over some new approach or new leadership. These entities may be opposing each other or demanding freedom; today may not be a good day for achieving a compromise.
USA: On Feb 4-5, there is a possibility of minor good news regarding workforce, social improvements, and/or large groups of people (e.g., labor unions).
Feb 5 (Wed): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%).
Feb 6 (Th): Medium-strong influence; market will probably go down (65-70%).
USA: On Feb 6-7, there may be increased anxiety over governmental regulations of the financial sector and/or concerns about the lack of money, reduced ability to buy objects of luxury, having to be frugal, etc.
Feb 7 (Fr): Strong influence; market will probably go down (70-75%). The mood today will probably get gloomier as the day progresses. There may be tension building between forces representing the old or conservative approach to regulating taxes, loans, rates, etc. and forces desiring to get rid of those rules/constraints – this discussion may culminate in some decision on Monday.
Additionally, there may be some discussions about a deception, hidden information, and/or the need for additional analyses. This may result in some sort of a reversal, where the decision is made to go back and re-evaluate the information (this re-evaluation will continue all month). The situation will probably be related to healthcare, drugs, contamination, or some other situation, where things are unclear or a deception is uncovered – the situation may require achieving greater clarity before things can proceed forward.
Feb 7-10 will probably be a MIN/LOW.
Feb 10 (Mon): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). Today, a resolution may possibly be reached for the conflict between the forces in favor of the old approach to regulating lending/finances/etc. and forces favoring the removal of such rules/restrictions.
Feb 11 (Tue): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%); the up influence is the strongest in the late afternoon. The mood may improve toward the end of the day.
Feb 12 (Wed): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
On Feb 11-14, the focus may shift from overturning the old rules regarding the regulation of taxes, lending practices, etc. to the discussion of new regulatory approaches that would be more innovative/revolutionary and somehow involve large social groups. This new focus of discussion will likely be productive and foster more cooperation and help achieve compromise/reduce conflict.
Feb 13 (Th): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
Feb 14 (Fr): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There is a possibility of slight tensions during pre-open and early morning hours (e.g., over taxes, lending rates, and governmental regulation of these and related issues); however, the market will probably go up overall.
USA: The news today will probably highlight loans, taxes, mortgages, as well as mines, spying, hidden issues, oil, etc. There may be some action taken in those areas, or, at least they will receive greater attention than usual (e.g., there may be a discussion about an upcoming action or regulation, which may take place around Feb 17-19).
Feb 17 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%); the down influence is the strongest in the afternoon.
The week of Feb 17, the tension will begin to increase around new leadership or new/unexpected actions or events related to financial sector, banks, savings and/or real estate, mortgages, land, farms, food supply, domestic security, etc. – some sudden changes or even accidents and military interventions are possible, especially around Feb 21-25.
Additionally, on Feb 17-18, there may be increased tensions, discussions, arguments or news about governmental regulation of taxes, loans, mines, spying, oil, and any sort of hidden “underground” issues. For example, some group may voice disagreement over how government controls these matters and demand more freedom.
USA: On Feb 17-19, there may be positive developments or favorable time for regulating taxes, bank rates, loan practices, mines, oil industry, agencies that do any sort of spying or surveillance, etc. At this time, only preliminary steps may be charted, to be followed up on around March 9-11 and again, around July 18-20.
Feb 18 (Tue): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%); the down influence is the strongest in the early morning.
Feb 19 (Wed): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
USA: Feb 19-20 are good days for the entertainment industry, with an increased possibility of news related to gambling and risky investments (e.g., casinos, bitcoin, etc.). The news will probably be good, or alternatively, public sentiment towards these areas will be positive.
Feb 20 (Th): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%); the down influence is the strongest in the afternoon.
USA: On Feb 20-21, there may be positive news regarding workforce, social improvements and/or healthcare; at least, this is a good time for making improvements in these areas.
Feb 21 (Fr): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The mood today may be a bit anxious/gloomy; the focus of the news will probably be on matters related to healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, contamination, elderly care, etc.
On Feb 21-25, there may be a peak of some tensions, resolution of some conflict, or action taken related to banks, savings, real estate, mortgages, land, farms, food supply, domestic security, etc. The proposed or implemented action may be surprising and/or radical (or maybe even military); the situation may involve an abrupt ending or beginning [of some program].
USA: On Feb 21, there may be some good news related to healthcare and/or any domestic affairs, including real estate, food supply, domestic security, farms, etc. (e.g., that exports of some domestic products, including those produced by the farms, have increased). These positive news, however, will probably not be enough to override the global negative down influence.
Feb 24 (Mon): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). The up move is especially likely if there is a strong down move on the 21st.
USA: Likely, brief positive news about the improved relationships with international partners and/or improved outlook on the future of the country. The overall mood will probably be positive, with the feeling that the economy and, consequently, the US influence is improving/expanding.
Feb 25 (Tue): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%), especially in the afternoon.
USA: Increased potential for brief news about international relationships and US status in the world (e.g., increased communications with international partners, some sort of negotiations or discussions of taxes/bank rates/loans, etc.). If there are ongoing back-and-forth negotiations, today may be when the agreement is reached.
Feb 26 (Wed): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
USA: On Feb 26, there is an increased possibility of brief negative or stressful news about a conflict/disagreement with international partners. The situation may be related to travel (including airlines), communications, internet, mobile carriers, etc.
At the same time, February 26-27, are good days for the US status in the world, with increased potential for news highlighting US achievements (economic or political). Relationships with international partners will probably be more harmonious; this time favors taking a diplomatic approach to resolving international disagreements. There will probably be more upbeat mood about the financial situation of the country as well.
Feb 27 (Th): Weak-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Likely, a busy news day, with the same news focusing on group collaboration and/or innovation (e.g., in the area of IT, electronics, airlines, telecoms, or space exploration).
Feb 28 (Fr): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). This will probably be a good day for healthcare- and pharmaceuticals-related domains. Additionally, there may be some excitement or tension around whether to introduce some changes to financial management (e.g., governmental or corporate regulation of banks/savings, budgeting/planning, etc.). There may be disagreements over what constitutes responsible financial management – the conflict may be between parties who prefer more structured approach and parties who demand more freedom and innovation.