Here are some astro-financial predictions for April 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.]
APRIL: Month of major changes and new beginnings, with [potentially explosive] tension from the unfolding Grand Cross between Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto and Mars. To avoid repeating what many others have already said about the Grand Cross, I included a few links below for more info on this formation and how it may affect the United States and the world economy and politics. It is noteworthy that the cross will be affecting strongly the charts of both the USA and Russia.
Globally, as in March, issues around domestic security, freedom, food supply, mortgages, banks and savings will be prominently featured. The tension will be between forces that somehow try to control the freedom, prevent growth in the areas above, or exert too much pressure and stifle the economic expansion. These limiting forces will likely come in the form of governmental regulation; alternatively, the limitation may come in the form of violence, war, terrorist acts, accidents (including nuclear), etc. There will likely be significant tension around issues of freedom/expansion on the one hand and control/oppression on the other. For example, some governmental regulation may be preventing banks from increasing their savings or profiting from lending money for mortgages. Or, some governmental entity will be acting in a dictatorial manner and try to suppress the freedom of the people or curb the expansion within a country.
The tensions may lead to unexpected military actions, especially in mid-April and in the third week of April. There is also increased likelihood of accidents, earthquakes, and bad weather (esp. drought and fires).
The week of Apr 21 will likely be very tense, globally and in the US. There is a strong chance of major international upheavals, including changes of leadership, new laws being passed [that some may perceive to be infringement of their rights to freedom, such as gun control laws], tensions resulting in military violence, etc. Additionally, there is an increased chance of turbulent weather, accidents (including nuclear), earthquakes, and other major cataclysms. Many of these changes may be abrupt and unexpected resulting in sudden swings in the market. Thus, there is a greater than usual opportunity to both make large sums of money quickly as well as risk of losing huge sums in the market. In particular, the following areas may be more in the news than usual and experience especially high price volatility:
- Banks, savings, mortgages, real estate, food (crops—probably shortage due to drought/wars/fires)
- Nuclear power, electric power, oil (there may be an abundance of oil or power in general, such as through unexpected discovery of new sources, spills, or some other sudden and potentially uncontrolled release)
- Weapons (including metals needed to make weapons), innovative technology (including devices used for surgery), electronics, airlines, space exploration
In sum, many people will be feeling on the edge pretty much the entire month, with some being pushed over the edge in the second half by what they may perceive as too much stress, unwelcome sudden changes and overwhelming tensions. Individuals and entities with sensitive horoscope points around the 13th degree of cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) will feel the effect of this energy the most. For ex., those born around April 4, July 4, September 4, and January 4, give or take a couple of days, will likely experience profound transformation in their lives .
USA: Pluto will be opposing US Sun the entire month. Uranus will be squaring it. This will be a time of great transformation for the country, in particular with respect to international relationships and issues related to taxes, loans, underground activities, surveillance, nuclear power, etc. Some of these events may come up unexpectedly and surprise/shock the public.
Additionally, Pluto and Uranus are approaching a square and opposition, respectively, to US Saturn, which rules financial system/banks in the US chart. Again, expect major and unexpected developments. For example, some banks may unexpectedly declare problems (this probability increases in mid-May), new rules or policy may be issued or action taken that will dramatically affect banks and financial system. This will likely have to do with how banks earn money or how they handle inflow of money.
Some of the most critical dates for the US are Apr 16-18.These dates may bring sudden and jolting surprises related to international policy or taxes, insurance, loans, and/or any hidden/underground/secretive activities, including surveillance programs, mining, and nuclear power. The issue that arises at this time will resurface around Nov 8, 2014 and then culminate/reach resolution around Feb 1, 2015.
Apr 1 (Tue): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Probably a volatile trading day. There may be lots of excitement over some new beginnings, new leaders (e.g., military), or inventions (e.g., in the area of electronics or electric power), unexpected/sudden actions (incl. military activities or actions related to regulation of banks/savings). There may be unexpected actions intended to energize some new processes, introduce new leaders, or foster expansion of banks/savings/domestic security/real estate/food/farming/etc. If the excitement energy prevails over the fear of [sudden] change, the market may go up instead.
Apr 1-2: Favorable for passing laws regulating taxes, loans, hidden activities (e.g., surveillance programs, underground activities, etc.). Alternatively, we may hear more about governmental regulation of communications, transportation, and/or education.
Apr 2 (Wed): Strong influence; market will probably go down (65-70%). The day when the excitement might have passed and reality sets in. The down influence is stronger in the afternoon.
Apr 2-3: Increased chance of accidents, violent outbursts, and protests (e.g., against perceived governmental oppression, nuclear power, governmental surveillance, secret activities, etc.).
USA: Apr 2-3: Increased likelihood of news or discussions about domestic security, banks/savings, real estate, farms, food supply, and domestic policies that are somehow related to international relationships (e.g., passing international relationship policy to improve domestic stability or security). The new policies may put domestic benefits/interests and international relationships at cross purposes. Additionally, there may be increased news about water, such as over-abundance or lack of it, and/or news about pharmaceuticals/healthcare. Also, we may hear about minor tensions in international relationships or minor negative news related to tax laws/insurance.
Also, on April 2-3 in the US, there may be increased news about some domestic policies, probably related to real estate, farming, food supply, banks/savings, etc. The news will probably be somewhat unsatisfactory with a general feeling that some information is not being disclosed or is withheld. There may be confusion and/or feeling that something needs to be sacrificed (e.g., sharing of resources to provide for the needy).
Apr 3 (Th): Strong influence; market will probably go down (65-70%). The down influence is stronger for the US than globally.
Despite the expected overall down trend, there may be some excitement in the air and opportunities for making huge gains in the volatile market. This will be true the entire month, in fact, but caution is advised, as the situation may be changing in a blink of an eye.
USA: April 3-4—Strong chance on international tensions & decisive actions, including engaging in military activities, passing policies that establish new leaders, or implementing a new approach to dealing with international partners/enemies. Additionally, regulation of financial system and banks will likely be in focus and a source of major tension and anxiety.
Apr 4 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The down influence is stronger in the early morning.
Apr 7 (Mon): Strong influence; market will probably go down (65-70%).
Apr 7-8, and possibly 9: Increased possibility of military tensions, accidents, arsons, fires, explosions, protests, etc. In the best case scenario, we will just see increase in negotiations between major international partners and/or “enemies.” Some [military/new/aggressive] leaders may be insisting on prompt and immediate action, while other parties may respond aggressively to this warmongering or aggressive threats, justifying their actions as a need to defend themselves.
Apr 8 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). The mood may improve slightly compared to April 7. In the early morning, there may be an opportunity for diplomatic negotiations among leaders regarding military/aggressive actions. The down influence is stronger globally than for the US.
USA: There may be improved mood and positive news regarding international relationships, jobs and/or about some improvements in the society. For ex., we may hear that certain social groups are receiving increased benefits or unions are succeeding in some negotiations. Although there may be some positive news for the US economy, I still think that there will be too much global tension and it will bring the market down.
Apr 9 (Wed): Strong-,ixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There is a slightly higher chance that the market will go up than down today. It’s not that there is a major improvement in the economy or lessening of global tensions, but rather the tensions of the two prior days may subside slightly. Therefore, some investors may feel optimistic enough to go back in and buy at what they may perceive as a low/bottom.
Alternatively, the market will go down a little bit more and possibly reverse the following day.
Apr 10 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Potentially, a reversal day, from down to up. The MIN may be reached in the afternoon, after which the market may reverse and go up. The overall global mood will likely remain quite anxious and there may be confusion about money and financial stability. The up prediction is mainly due to potential for positive news or some [possibly irrational] optimism from the US.
Additionally, Apr 10-11 will probably be good days for pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and drinks or water-related products. These areas may report positive developments, increased value/profit, or quantity/volume.
USA: Happy illusion & increased optimism likely. Increased potential for positive news related to international relationships, such as expansion of influence in some area or increased negotiations. The news will probably be optimistic and/or may involve a call to embrace national identity and to expand international influence. The mood in the US about money, international relationships, and/or financial profits may be relatively more optimistic today. Although this optimism maybe short-lived (+/- 1-2 days) and be based more on hope/illusion than reality.
Apr 11 (Fr): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). The optimism about money may subside today and be replaced by anxiety once again.
USA: Should be a relatively opportune day for diplomatic negotiations with international partners.
Apr 14 (Mon): Strong influence; market will probably go down (65-70%). The mood this morning may be very angry, with many people experiencing distress, anxiety, and being overly emotional. The probability of some leaders initiating a sudden attack and/or defensive maneuvers is very high.
USA: The mood in the country may be that it is under pressure or even under attack from some external forces and that it needs to expand its personal influence to overcome this pressure. This may result in sudden, potentially military, aggressive actions.
Additionally, there may be some sort of a tension between banks and governmental forces that are attempting to regulate banks/financial system. It may manifest as some sort of pushback by the banks or by entities who have their savings in the banks against what they may perceive as too much pressure from the government. These entities may be angry at the government for somehow preventing banks from expanding or inhibiting the ability of the said entities to save money. Related issues, incl. mortgages and real estate, may also be in focus.
Apr 15 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%); the down influence is stronger in the morning and the mood may improve by the afternoon. There may be an announcement in the news about the opposition or standoff between important leaders or parties representing opposite interests. Alternatively, there could be an opposition between the people and leaders, were the people will likely be asking for diplomatic resolution/negotiations, whereas the leadership may favor aggressive/rash actions. The arguments may get quite aggressive, but they will probably remain confined to verbal/written exchanges and this time.
USA: Today, the news will likely focus on the situation with financial sector, banks and/or incoming source of money for the country as a whole (e.g., earnings through manufacturing goods). The news may be disappointing or inconsistent with expectations. Additionally, there is an increased probability of arguments over financial system and its regulation.
Apr 16 (Wed): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is stronger for the US than globally. While global tensions will persist, today may be a relatively optimistic day – possibly because of a temporary sense of relief that a recent verbal argument had not resulted in violence [at least not yet]. Additionally, there may be optimism about domestic policies (e.g., that the banks or real estate market continue to improve, or, that some needy group is receiving financial support that needs). The day also favors entities or issues related to pharmaceuticals, healthcare, providing for the poor, real estate, and bank savings.
Apr 16-18: There may be some important announcement by a country or political leader regarding some new program, actions (including military actions), new initiative, or new leadership. The situation may have something to do with the change in direction from the previous orientation, be based on the past goals that are now changing, bring back a leader from the past, etc.
USA: Apr 16-18 – Although the potential for surprises is strong the whole month, these are the peak days that may bring sudden and jolting surprises related to the United States international policy and/or laws governing taxes, insurance, loans/mortgages, as well as any hidden/underground issues, including surveillance, spying, terrorism, nuclear power, etc. The events will probably be unexpected, occur very fast, and be radical in nature or undertaken by radical/eccentric individuals.
If there is an announcement made by a US leader, it may be related to healthcare/taking care of the needy, dealing with unseen/hidden enemies, and/or regulating banks. The announcement may be somewhat upsetting or involve taking a decisive action.
There may also be positive exciting news on these same dates, Apr 16-18, about banks, real estate, farms, food supply, domestic security, savings, etc. in the United States. For example, that this area continues to expand or that some recent innovation or unexpected recent change has allowed for much greater advancement than has previously been anticipated.
Apr 17 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). The up influence is stronger for the US than globally and the up prediction for today is based mainly on the positive aspects to the US chart. Globally, the tensions between forces trying to impose governmental regulation and forces trying to break away free from the regulation, potentially through some rebellion/revolution, will continue to intensify. These rising tensions may well result in open militarized conflict the following week
Apr 18 (Fr): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is stronger for the US than globally. The up influence is stronger in the morning; the direction may turn down in the afternoon and/or on Monday.
Apr 21 (Mon): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%).
Apr 21-24 will likely be very tense days globally as well as the US. There is a strong chance of major international upheavals, including changes of leadership, new laws being passed, tensions resulting in military violence, etc. Additionally, there is an increased probability of turbulent weather, fires, accidents (including nuclear), earthquakes, and other such cataclysms. These changes will either be unexpected or perceived as extreme.
USA: Apr 21—there may be some brief unpleasant or negative news about the state of the financial system, about some hidden/underground developments (e.g., dealing with hidden enemies, spying, cover-ups, etc.), and/or healthcare/pharmaceuticals.
Apr 21-22—likely, intensification of some conflict over regulation of financial system/banks. Individuals or entities may feel angry at the banks and/or how banks are regulated. These entities may feel powerless to exert influence over bank regulations or change what the banks are doing. Alternatively there will be demand for action related to bank regulation (e.g., to ensure stability or to remove outdated restrictions). Yet another issue of contention may be the ways that United States earns income as a country (e.g., through manufacturing goods and exporting them to other countries)—there may be anger and push for [radical] changes in that area.
Apr 21-25 (esp. 23) – tense week for the US and its leadership. There may be strong push for passing laws to regulate foreign relationships, higher education, taxes, insurance, loans/mortgages, Secret Service/surveillance programs, nuclear power, and/or deal with some hidden secret threats. Either the US as a country or its leadership may feel under strong pressure or even under attack. This pressure may come from both the external entities, such as other countries, as well as from within the country. The pressure may have to do with protecting domestic security, ensuring financial stability, while dealing with domestic demands for changes/removal of old structures in favor of more freedom for individuals, helping banks and individuals to save money and be able to buy a house, and implementing new/innovative approaches.
Apr 22 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The tensions continue to be strong, globally and within the US. In the early morning, there may be an announcement by or news about a leader – this may be related to a change in leadership, military actions, or some new initiative (including in the area of communication/transportation).
Apr 23 (Wed): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The tensions continue to be strong, globally and within the US, and may escalate to violent protests, military assaults, etc. At the very minimum, many individuals worldwide will likely be feeling on edge and frustrated.
Apr 24 (Th): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The tensions continue to be strong, globally and within the US, and may escalate to violent protests, military assaults, etc. At the same time, a more sober/conservative mood may prevail in the markets, with practical considerations in the front seat.
USA: Today, some individuals or entities may still feel that it is a good time to take financial risks and may try gambling by buying at what they may perceive as a bargain.
Apr 25 (Fr): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is mainly due to slight potential for increased optimism and hopefulness about some domestic policies and/or banks and their savings in the US.
USA: There may be increased news about banks/domestic security, real estate, farms, food supply, as well as healthcare/pharmaceuticals, water, drinks, or deception of some sort. Today the mood may be briefly hopeful and optimistic (e.g., there may an expectation of positive news related to mortgages/real estate to come out on Monday).
Apr 28 (Mon): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
Apr 28-29 should be relatively more peaceful days, favorable for negotiating between forces trying to impose strict governmental control and forces demanding freedom and protection for the masses. The risk of violent outbursts remains high; however, it may be relatively low compared to the previous week.
USA: On Apr 28, there is an increased chance of positive news related to mortgages/real estate, jobs, banks/savings, food supply, and/or domestic security.
Apr 28-29— there is an increased probability of a law passed or a change and neck Related to financial system/banks in the United States. The change will probably be beneficial and aimed at improvement and extension of this area. For example, some restriction may be lifted. At the minimum, banks and financial system should feature prominently in the news with many being concerned about how to improve it.
Apr 29 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
Apr 30 (Wed): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The tensions continue to be strong, globally and within the US, but the probability of violent escalations is lower today compared to the prior week.
Looking ahead, tensions will continue building up within the US related to its banks and financial system. This energy will likely erupt in an ugly way around mid-May resulting in some unexpected changes. The situation will probably involve sudden/unexpected bank regulations, bank collapses, concerns about money [disappearing], and/or, at best, banks coming up with some new/innovative programs, which may be too shocking/drastic to be favorably received. The issues may also be related to some electronic technology/methods (e.g., e-currencies, e-systems that process financial data, etc.).
Even further, early Jan and early Feb 2015 shape up to be tough times for the market, when we may experience major drops similar to the one on March 13, 2014 and the drop I expect to occur around April 16-18.
Grand Cross links:
- Video by Steve Judd, The coming Grand Cross, April 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL24kqOby_Q
- Blog post by Leslie Hale, Rock Our World: the Grand Cross of 2014 and its effects -Part 1: http://www.examiner.com/article/rock-our-world-the-grand-cross-of-2014-and-its-effects-part-1
- Video by Steve Judd, The Grand Cross 2014 and the chart of the USA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-1MudwdoQk&list=UU5cNm7NHg3fJUVQM1Bcfmdw