Here are some astro-financial predictions for July 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.]
JULY: Overall, the trend for this month looks up, although I expect increased volatility and greater than usual fluctuations in stock prices and foreign exchange rates at the end of the month (July 28-31). Additionally, the middle of the month,July 11-18, may experience increased tensions around international developments, with a group of countries attempting to apply pressure on another country.
For the US, the month looks pretty good as well, with multiple positive transits supportive of an upward market movement and improved international relationships. However, there is an increased likelihood of upsetting news, such as about banks/financial industry, an accident (especially nuclear), or violent confrontation/protests, around July 21. Also, at the end of the month, around July 30, there may be heightened anxiety about financial industry, such as about a lack of transparency or insufficient availability of funds to ensure bank stability.
July 7 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%); the down influence is stronger in the late afternoon.
July 7-8: May be somewhat volatile up-and-down days, or, there may be a number of surprises related to banks, savings, real estate, and/or leaders’ decisions that affect the areas above. The likelihood of increased volatility is greater in the late afternoon on July 7 and in the early morning of July 8, possibly due to a number of surprising or contradictory news coming out.
USA: A favorable day for collaborating with international partners, especially on issues requiring military leadership or taking decisive [yet nonaggressive] actions. A good day to move some partnership forward and/or resolve a conflict in a diplomatic manner.
July 8 (Tue): Weak mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The market may go down in the morning and then change direction and go up in the afternoon.
USA: A good day for communicating with international partners (e.g., there may be positive news about the US making progress to resolve a conflict through diplomatic communication or signing an agreement). The communication or agreement may deal with taxes, insurance, loans, communication (incl., newspapers, social media, and technology used for data transmission), transportation (e.g., cars), or retail sales. Also, there is an increased likelihood of positive news for the industries related to the areas above.
July 9 (Wed): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
July 9-11: Increased likelihood of positive news or developments related to large corporate entities or countries willing to collaborate peacefully or trying to resolve a conflict through diplomatic means.
USA: On July 9-11, there is an increased possibility of some important public announcement about a leader’s decision related to transportation, communication, taxes, insurance, loans, or mortgages. The decision may not be very popular with the masses or go against some established convention.
July 10 (Th): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There may be increased news during the pre-open hours or in the early morning related to international markets or international developments (such as a decision made by government authorities of some country under international pressure). The news will probably be positive and received with optimism. For example, there may be hope that some conflict is nearing a resolution, even if the resolution requires additional expenses, especially for transportation or communication.
USA: On July 10-11, there is an increased possibility of positive news about improved international collaboration (e.g., diplomatic resolution of a conflict with an international partner), increased financial support for military activities, or a favorable outcome of military activities. The US will probably act as a gracious partner and/or will compromise [on some trivial issue] for the sake of avoiding a confrontation.
July 11 (Fr): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There may be continuing discussions about the decision made (or expected to be made) by government authorities of some country under international pressure.
Over the weekend, July 12-13, there is an increased likelihood of an important announcement by the [military] leaders or a meeting of the leaders aimed at resolving some [military] conflict. The situation may initially appear heading towards a resolution (on Saturday and early Sunday), but then it will likely deteriorate late Sunday afternoon and into the Monday morning. There still is a good chance that the conflict is resolved peacefully, however, it may require a more decisive if not aggressive push. Alternatively, one of the parties will threaten another or get angry before the resolution is reached.
July 14 (Mon): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
USA: In the early morning, there is an increased likelihood of upsetting news about taxes, loans, and/or insurance companies (e.g., a disagreement arises among leaders responsible for making policy decisions in this area, or, actions to fix a problem in one of these areas may turn out unsuccessful because they’re too aggressive). There may also be increased focus in the news on the US status in the world and how to increase its economic and political influence – some parties may be pushing for more aggressive actions to assert the US position. Additionally, we may hear about negotiations with international partners taking a turn for the worse (e.g., reaching an agreement may be harder to reach than expected).
July 15 (Tue): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). The up influence is mainly due to positive transits to the US chart (despite the likely continuing conflict that will have flared up on July 12-13 on the world arena).
USA: Increased likelihood of positive news about the US status in the world (e.g., that it is perceived as a global leader) and improvements in the areas of workforce/employment, healthcare, transportation, and communication. Additionally, we may hear about successful negotiations with partners and positive developments related to taxes, loans, or insurance (e.g., that some issue has been clarified, or, previously obscure information has been brought into the light, or, the course of action has been decided on).
July 16 (Wed): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (60%). The up influence is mainly due to positive transits to the US chart. (The conflict that will have flared up on July 12-13 on the world arena will probably continue to be in the news.)
USA: July 16-17 may see increased news about the US identity as a generous global leader and superpower. The news will likely be positive and inspire optimism and desire to further increase the country’s influence (e.g., by offering support to another country). Negotiations with international partners will probably increase and some agreements may be signed.
July 17 (Th): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%). The up influence is mainly due to positive transits to the US chart. (The conflict that will have flared up on July 12-13 on the world arena will probably continue to be in the news.)
July 18 (Fr): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The down influence is the strongest in the afternoon. Real estate, farming, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, flooding, and/or [water] pollution will likely be featured prominently in the news. (The conflict that will have flared up on July 12-13 on the world arena will probably continue to be in the news as well.)
USA: There may be positive news about taxes, loans, lending money, that, etc. For example, we may hear about a decisive action taken to regulate or improve one of these areas. There may also be positive news about retail sales, transportation, and communication, such as an innovation that makes cars go faster or makes data exchange more efficient (which, in turn may increase the sales of communication devices or cars).
July 21 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Today, there may be increased anxiety over governmental regulations or excessive control of banks, savings, currencies, farming, and/or real estate.
USA: In the pre-open hours or at the open, there is an increased likelihood of positive news (or hopeful expectations of positive news) related to negotiations with international partners, healthcare, workforce, and social improvements. For example, there may be hopefulness and optimism about the increased flow of money in those areas and anticipation that no changes are necessary because everything is going well.
Additionally, in the US there is an increased likelihood of upsetting news about banks/financial industry, an accident (especially nuclear), or a violent confrontation. For example, we may hear about a decisive action taken to regulate banks, or, there may be a protest against such regulation. This stressful influence is the strongest in the pre-open hours and in the early morning.
July 22 (Tue): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). Right at the open, there may be brief news about a female leader in the area of communication (incl. IT and social media), transportation, and/or retail sales.
July 22-24: Increased probability of optimistic mood and positive news related to leaders (e.g., that a strong leader or leaders are acting in a generous way for the benefit of all).
USA: Likely, lots of positive news related to taxes, loans, insurance companies, as well as relationships with international partners. Any ongoing international negotiations will probably go really well and reassure the US in its identity as a generous partner and global leader. The mood will likely be very positive and there may be a sense of the economy expanding, with things going better than ever (in the US and/or other countries that have measurable/direct impact on the US economy).
July 23 (Wed): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The down influence is stronger for the US than globally; on a global scale the mood may remain optimistic and expansive (with international markets going up). The market may reach a MIN either late July 23 or early July 24.
In the news today, there may be greater than usual emphasis on healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, chemicals, [water] pollution, and flooding. The news about the pharmaceutical companies or drugs (especially those related to digestion, mood regulation, or women’s health) will likely be positive and increased profits may be reported.
USA: There may be increased concerns about the stability of the US banks/financial institutions. These concerns may be related to real estate, mortgages, and/or accumulated savings/available cash at the banks (such as whether there is enough capital that is secure and available in case of emergencies to ensure that banks are stable and can withstand difficult times).
July 24 (Th): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). The market may reach a MIN this morning. At least, there will likely be a reversal in the market direction.
July 25 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Right at the open, there may be increased focus in the news on real estate, banks, and savings – the prevailing opinion will likely be that despite concerns about banks’ stability, things aren’t that bad overall.
July 28 (Mon): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is stronger for the US than globally. In the pre-open hours, there may be upsetting news or anxiety over excessive control over banks and savings by large corporations or governmental entities. Alternatively, the concern could be over availability of money (e.g., that banks don’t have enough or have too much money for financial regulation to be effective).
July 28-31: There will likely be increased focus on international developments, with trading volume and/or the size of the intraday moves greater than usual. Stockholders may react in an exaggerated way to some news (possibly about a leader not being as great as public had hoped, or, economic expansion being less impressive than expected) by dumping or buying greater number of shares than usual. Other possible news that may trigger stockholders’ reaction may involve taxes, insurance, or interest rates.
USA: Today, there will likely be greater than usual focus on taxes, loans, debt, insurance, as well as US relationships with its international partners and the country’s status in the world.
Additionally, for the US July 28-29 may bring positive news about foreign relationships and financial regulations concerning these relationships. The regulations will likely be aimed at increasing income through taxes, loans, insurance, etc. On July 29, there may be a public announcement of the new rules by an authority figure. If so, the news will likely be well received.
July 29 (Tue): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is stronger for the US than globally.
July 30 (Wed): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). The down influence is stronger for the US than globally.
USA: There may be increased anxiety about banks and financial industry, including concerns over the lack of transparency or money availability.
July 31 (Th): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is mainly due to positive transits to the US chart; on the global scale, the mood may be more sober and practical (with markets going down). Globally, the day will likely see increased volatility and abundance of surprising news (probably related to bank savings, real estate, and/or mortgages). In particular, there may be greater than usual fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
In the upcoming months, a relatively more significant transit to the US chart that has to do with banks and financial industry will take place around September 30 (transiting retrograde Uranus opposing US Saturn in the 10th house, ruler of the 2nd house of banks/finances). This time and preceding/following 1-2 weeks have an increased potential for significant developments related to financial industry. Specifically, some surprises may arise that will affect bank savings and stability. For example, leaders may take new, risky, or unusual paths to regulating (or de-regulating) banks, or, some programs related to real estate and mortgages may end or begin unexpectedly. Considering that the global mood at this time will likely be very optimistic, expansive, and favoring financial risks/gambling, these new surprising developments may not be viewed negatively at the time.
Moreover, expansive and optimistic Jupiter will be transiting through the 8th house of debt/loans in the US chart through about the end of July 2015. Therefore, I expect that the US will continue expanding its debt through that time. (Jupiter will temporarily exit the 8th house in late October 2014-late January 2015 – during these 3 months we may see a preview of a new strategy to curtail the country’s debt).
On the global level, the end of February 2015 – end of March 2015, will see intensification of global economic and political tensions. This time will coincide with the 3rd and final transit of Uranus (unexpected change) to US Saturn (exact around early March 2015), at which time transiting Pluto (major transformation) will form a stressful square to US Saturn. Given these overlapping stressful transits, I expect that in late February or early March 2015 the US may have to deal with consequences of potentially risky financial policy choices made in late September