Here are some astro-financial predictions for August 4-8, 2014. Predictions for the rest of the month and more in-depth month overview will come out in the next day or two.
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.]
AUGUST: Overall, the month looks eventful, with several public announcements that may potentially affect the markets coming out of the USA. In particular, announcements involving well-known public figures are likely around August 10 and August 14.
USA: Investments, taxes, debt, loans/rates, insurance, hidden issues (e.g., spying, secrets, etc.), mining/oil, and nuclear power will likely receive increased attention this month.
August 4 (Mon): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%); the up influence is stronger for the US than globally (the market may go up in the US, especially in late afternoon, but down in Europe, Asia, etc.). Because the global transits favor a down move, if there is an up move in the US, I expect it to be modest.
USA: August 4-5—favorable days for collaborating with international partners and promoting positive image of the country in an assertive manner. The US can achieve greater support from its partners and/or the support may come easier than usual.
August 5 (Tue): Medium-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%); the up influence is stronger for the US than globally (the market may go up in the US, especially in late afternoon, but down in Europe, Asia, etc.). Because the global transits favor a down move, if there is an up move in the US, I expect it to be modest.
In the early morning or pre-open, there may be a public announcement about banks, savings/rates, food supplies (this may affect investments in agricultural commodities), and/or real-estate—if so, the news may be somewhat discouraging, disappointing, or go against the established trend or public’s wishes.
August 6 (Wed): Strong influence; market will probably go down (65%). The down influence is stronger globally than for the US.
Aug 6 through early morning of Aug 7: Military concerns (e.g., confusion about what to do, lies, hidden activities, disappearing weapons, chemical weapons, etc.), poisoning, drugs and hospitals, infections, filth, flooding and bad weather involving water will likely be in focus. Additionally, oil-related issues will likely feature prominently in the news (e.g., hidden source is discovered, hidden info comes out, some entity may try exerting extra control, government may pass a regulation, etc.).
USA: There may be a small-scale positive development in the area of international partnerships and the country’s status in the world—as in, some negotiations may go well, agreement may be reached, diplomatic approach may succeed, and US status would go up. It’s possible that the US may offer money to some international entity (to “sweeten the deal” and help reach an agreement).
August 7 (Th): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The down influence is the strongest pre-open and early am. The trend may possibly reverse up after about 10am (or after hitting bottom at the open), but an up move would probably be weak and short-lived since new negative influences will be developing late pm.
August 8 (Fr): Strong influence; market will probably go down (65%). Busy news day. Travel (esp. cars) and communications (e.g., phones) will likely be featured prominently in the news—there may be concerns about profitability, durability, or long-term viability of some entity or product. Alternatively, there may be depressing news about these areas related to stricter regulations or problems with leadership (e.g., of the company leaders or leading products). Yet another possibility is that leaders will be traveling or making public announcements that won’t go well, or encounter delays or lack of support.
USA: The weekend of August 9-10 looks eventful. There is an increased possibility of small-to-medium impact news regarding financial institutions, taxes, military spending, or spending/profits from hidden sources or from underground sources (oil, metals, rocks, etc.). There may also be a fairly important public announcement made by a well-known figure (e.g., at some conference, meeting, etc.) related to the country’s financial situation (alternatively, related to arts or women). It will probably concern international partnerships and US status as a world leader, and/or, it may involve labor market, and/or healthcare. The announcement could be about a decision made, after frictions, in response to some financial concern (e.g., how much money to spend to improve relationships with international partners, or spend on healthcare, employment, or social services). The decision itself will likely not be very popular with the public, or it may be unexpected or go against the previous trend.