Here are some astro-financial predictions for December 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.]
DECEMBER: With several planets in Capricorn (government/ large corporations/ regulation/ structure) this month, I expect increased focus in the news on government and large corporate entities. We will likely hear a lot about the changes in the nature of these entities (e.g., a new leader or a party is elected) as well as regulatory activities undertaken by these entities. With Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, entering Sagittarius (exuberance/expansion/international affairs/ideologies/religion/beliefs) around December 24, there will likely be changes in the regulation of the related areas, including immigration, church, ideological groups, higher education, international associations, the legal process in general, etc. In sum, December will bring a greater focus on structure, control, long-term planning, conservative thinking, limitations, and restrictions of various kinds.
The ongoing Pluto square Uranus transit will reach precision around December 14-15. The symbolism of this transit is tensions between the powerful “old guard” entities, who are trying to maintain their control, and various “rebels” who are trying to overturn the status quo and demand more freedom. This energy is likely to manifest as tensions over who controls what and who gets which “freedoms.” Since the two planets are in Capricorn (government) and Aries (military), respectively, the conflicting forces will be “government/big corporations” and militarized “rebels/ freedom-seekers.” While the duration of this transit is many months, we may expect the tensions to intensify around the time when the aspect is precise, that’s around December 14-15 ± two weeks.
Other manifestations of this transit may involve significant changes in the airspace and telecom industries, and any industries that have to do with electricity, advanced technologies, and high-speed communications. That’s because Pluto symbolizes major life-and-death transformations as well as extreme power/control (as in dictatorship), and Uranus “rules” airspace/electricity/high-tech/etc. The old ways of developing, maintaining, and consuming these technologies may “die” and be replaced by truly new and innovative approaches. Since Uranus is in Aries, the sign of military, sports/exercise, body, and new beginnings, this time is favorable for coming up with new innovative technologies in the related industries.
Changes in the airspace and telecom industries conceived/implemented around this time can completely transform military, as well as high-speed communications, the use of computers, airplane travel, space exploration, etc. At the same time, Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn, which “rules” government, large corporations, conservative structures, hard arduous work, rocks, delays, etc., so there may be tension (symbolized by the “square” aspect to Uranus) around going forward with these innovations. For ex., old/conservative/governmental structures may not allow implementing the new technologies (at least not without a long-term thorough testing), implementation may take longer than expected, or there is a strong opposition from large corporations who fear losing control over some resource/technology.
With Mars (action/anger/engine/fire) passing through Aquarius (sign ruled by Uranus) from December 5, 2014, through January 12, 2015, expect focus on advances in electronics, electric cars, data transmission at high speeds, airspace, and freedom to remain strong for several weeks.
USA: The Pluto square Uranus transit also happens to form tense aspects to Sun in the US chart. US Sun rules the 9th house (legal system/international affairs) and is positioned in the 8th house (nation’s debt/investments). Thus, we can expect the related areas to be highlighted more prominently in the news this month with focus on increased tensions and/or transformations. Specific manifestations may include banks or insurance companies experiencing pressure from the government or large corporations to undergo some sort of a transformation (this energy peaks around January 5, 2015). The transformation will likely involve management of debt, investments, loans, mortgage rates, insurance claims, etc. At the same time, banks or insurance companies may experience disruptions in their normal mode of operation (e.g., problems with technology, electricity, accidents, entities protesting against excessive oversight and regulation, entities suddenly seizing to exist, etc.).
Another important transit this month is a trine (harmonious aspect) from Neptune (spirituality/ inspiration/ illusion/ oil/ water/ pharmaceuticals/ drugs/ poisons) to US Jupiter (expansion/ international affairs/ religion/ belief system/ higher education/ legal system). In the US chart, Jupiter is positioned in the 7th house (relationships with other countries/agreements) and rules the 1st house (identity/purpose/vitality). Potential manifestations of this slowly unfolding “general background”-type influence include inspiration and optimism about relationships with other countries and how these relationships serve to improve the nation’s health; perception that the latest developments related to healthcare, oil, drugs, etc. help to improve and expand well-being of the nation; enthusiastic expansion of the country’s core beliefs/values through legal system, foreign affairs, international travel, and/or higher education; etc. This influence will last the entire month and will peak around January 20, 2015. After that, it will slowly wane over the following several months.
Additionally, in the US, December 11 ± two weeks will likely see increased focus on oil, water, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, poisons, diseases, contamination, as well as homeland security, real estate, mortgage rates, farming, and food supply. Overall, the news will probably be positive (e.g., celebrating a major accomplishment) and will focus on how to further improve these areas to make the US a stronger country and increase its status on the world arena. There may also be an announcement of a reform or a new initiative to restructure business or businesses in the related areas, such as implementing some new policies related to oil or healthcare/pharmaceuticals.
December 1 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
There may be news about some acts of aggression or violence first thing on Monday morning. At the same time, the violence will likely not get out of control or it will take place within a controlled/secured environment. Good day for making long-term investments in and repairing equipment related military and mining (such as that used for explosions, drilling, etc.). This should also be a good day for surgeries on bones/scull, especially in the early morning.
December 1 through early morning of December 4: There will probably be a continuous development in the price of gold, with the early morning of December 4 seeing a potential reversal in the direction. The price will probably increase to reach a HIGH around December 4. While I’m not entirely sure of the direction, morning of December 4 will probably see increased trading in gold or at least a greater attention to gold prices.
USA: Today, there is an increased likelihood of news about violence, terror, military actions, etc. This possibility is the highest around 9-10 AM EST. Since the global influence favors thoughtful, planned, well-coordinated military actions today, it is unlikely that any acts violence would become out of control.
USA: December 1-2—increased likelihood of important news about the banks, in particular their capital or how much cash they have on hand. There may also be public anger over that or an action may be taken to make some long-term improvements. These improvements would be very much controlled, structured, and take a long time to implement. Another area that may trigger angry response is some information being kept secret, lies, water pollution, prisons, or someone treated unfairly/being isolated.
December 2 (Tue): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%).
USA: December 2-3—busy news days, with focus on the country’s identity and international partnerships/ agreements. Additional discussions may be necessary because some partner or partners act rebellious, demand extra freedom, or act in an unconventional manner. This is a fleeting influence and may merely indicate something being discussed or an agreement being signed. The discussion/agreement may involve electricity, IT/computers, airspace industry, or other similar areas.
USA: December 2-3—increased news about [electric] cars, telecoms, IT/computers, airspace industry, mobile phones, travel, retail sales, etc. The nature of the news may be slightly negative or it will serve to highlight an issue that may need adjustment (e.g., a comparison of international versus domestic sales comes out and highlights a need for more international outreach, or, we may hear of a business growing too many product lines without having the resources to ensure high-quality of each)—these discussions will likely center around the “breadth” vs. “depth” of growth/coverage.
December 3 (Wed): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (65%).
December 3-4—the mood will probably be fairly optimistic and upbeat, especially in the afternoon of December 3 and morning of December 4. There will likely be increased positive news about high-tech and anything that relates to electricity and high-speed communication, including electric cars, telecoms, IT/computers, airspace industry, mobile phones, etc. Additionally, there may be increased focus on the price of gold, especially on the international arena (its value may increase or it may be viewed is a “good buy”).
December 4 (Th): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (65%). The up influence is stronger in the morning and may change to down in the afternoon (especially around 3pm onward). This will likely be a reversal day, with direction changing either in the afternoon of December 4 or on December 5.
December 4-5—increased (and likely positive) news about high-tech and anything that relates to electricity and high-speed communication, including electric cars, telecoms, IT/computers, airspace industry, mobile phones, etc.
USA: Increased attention in the news on oil, pharmaceuticals, water, poisons, as well as homeland security, real estate, mortgage rates, farming, and food supply. The nature of the news may be slightly negative (e.g., profits didn’t reach the anticipated mark), or, we may hear about a decision that negatively affect profits from these areas. Alternatively, the profit may exceed any reasonable expectations by so much that it almost seems too good to be true. Similarly, the overall mood today will either be unusually happy/dreamy/inspired – things may appear to be going better than they are, or, there may be a sense of betrayal, disappointment, or disillusionment. This may depend on the nature of the news related to the areas above (e.g., MUCH-better-than-expected profit is reported, or, the mark is missed by A LOT and the hopes are crushed).
December 5 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Whatever the direction, it will likely be a reversal from December 4.
December 8 (Mon): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Likely a busy news day, especially in the early morning / at the open. We may hear about intensification of protests, demands for freedom, and the need for parties to reach an agreement over some matter of contention (which will probably be freedom and independence).
December 8-12 — over the next several days, there will likely be a steadily increasing stream of news about travel, especially by car; retail sales; as well as about telephones and communication. The news will probably be positive and focus on expansion and abundance; there may not necessarily be increased profits, but increase in the number of items produced, product lines, number of partners involved, retail locations, etc. The focus will likely be on international markets, international expansion, or signing agreements with international partners. Discussions about agreements or collaboration with international partners will be the most prominent on December 8-9.
December 9 (Tue): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%).
December 10 (Wed): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The mood may be slightly more sober today and there is an increased chance of news about protests/violence in the early morning/at the open. Additionally, the news this morning may cover more prominently profits from commodities and products derived from metals and rocks.
December 11 (Th): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (65%). This should be a very busy news day, with increased news about travel, transportation, cars, retail sales, telephones, and communication in general. There may also be increased focus on gold and its sales. The news about sales in the areas above may be that there is an abundance of available products or that the restrictions on selling them have been removed – something along the lines of selling being made easier, products becoming more abundant, and/or international expansion picking up speed.
USA: December 11 ± two weeks will likely see increased focus on oil, water, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, poisons, diseases, contamination, as well as homeland security, real estate, mortgage rates, farming, and food supply. The “big picture” news will probably be positive (e.g., celebrating a major accomplishment) and will focus on how to improve these to make the US a stronger country. While the long term vision will likely be positive, on December 11 we may also hear about concerns related to these same areas – there may be angry discussions, [nonviolent] protests, disagreements, and calls for action to make improvements in these areas.
December 12 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
On December 12 or 15, the direction will probably change compared to December 11 (from up to down).
USA: Likely, increased focus in the news on financing healthcare, social improvements, unemployment benefits, and other expenses related to workforce and social services. The news or discussions will probably center event on the limited amount of funding available. Alternatively, there may just be brief and slightly negative news about the workforce (e.g., that the unemployment rate is too high).
December 15 (Mon): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). This will probably be a relatively tense day with lots of news coming out about various tensions in the world and people protesting against perceived governmental oppression.
USA: Increased focus in the news on advances in electronics, IT, airspace, electric cars, etc. The news will likely be positive (e.g., company is moving forward with implementing a new technological solution, technical problem has been resolved, etc.).
December 16 (Tue): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%).
USA: Possibility of slightly negative news related to the US status in the world / how it is perceived by other countries. Alternatively, there may be increased concerns about the effect of domestic policies on real estate, mortgage rates, farming, and/or food supply.
December 17 (Wed): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
December 18 (Th): Weak influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
USA: Workforce and healthcare (e.g., employment rates, benefits, social improvements, etc.) may be featured more prominently in the news today. The news will either be slightly negative or put some problem under the spotlight to identify what needs to be fixed.
December 19 (Fr): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Public protests, demands for freedom, and anger over perceived oppression by government or large corporations will likely be prominent in the news today—this news may affect the direction of the market. There is also an increased likelihood of large Forex moves.
USA: The [ongoing or reoccurring] protests or tensions, whether local or international, will probably affect or involve the US somehow – the news about such protests may involve discussions about their effect on country’s international relationships and identity. Other prominent news today will likely involve transportation, travel (especially international), expansion into international markets, mining, and passing any laws that might affect the areas above.
December 22 (Mon): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go down (65%). Busy morning filled with news, which will likely focus on governmental and large corporate entities (e.g., new leaders, new parties, presidents, governors, etc.) and their regulatory activities. The areas of regulation will probably be financial institutions, investments, transportation industry, and/or communication industry. It’s quite possible that these regulatory activities will be related to financial institutions in the US. If so, the regulation/control systems will probably be implemented smoothly, without too many objections, and/or there will not be much pressure on the regulating entities.
USA: December 22-23 – banking system and its regulation will likely be highlighted in the news. Despite an increased potential for malfunctions in technology, various disruptions, and/or protests against regulation, any changes or transformations will probably be implemented relatively smoothly at this time.
December 23 (Tue): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
December 24 (Wed): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). This will likely be a day of increased tensions between the governmental/large corporate entities and entities that are protesting against excessive oversight and regulation.
In other news, there will likely be increased focus on mining, underground excavation, as well as electric cars, airspace industry, electricity, telecoms, high-speed communications, etc. The news will likely be negative and highlight problems in those areas – for ex., that something isn’t working well, that problems have been kept hidden, or that excessive regulation prevents progress.
December 25 (Th): USA all markets closed.
December 26 (Fr): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There may be greater than usual focus in the news on healthcare, pharmaceuticals, water, and oil in the early morning hours. The news will likely be mildly positive and may include some sort of a flagship product being approved, expansion into international markets proceeding well, healthcare product being supported by a celebrity, [Hollywood] celebrities gathering to support a cause for eradicating diseases/improving healthcare, etc.
December 29 (Mon): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%).
USA: Potentially, a day of increased pressures/tensions in dealing with international partners and/or managing the country’s debt. Financial systems dealing with loans/mortgages/insurance/etc. may experience strong pressure – it will either come from international partners, or the other way around, financial regulations passed (or being considered) in the US will put pressure on international partnerships.
December 30 (Tue): Strong-mixed influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up prediction is stronger for the US and is mostly due to positive aspects to the US chart. A strong down move on concerns about transformations being implemented in or considered for the US financial systems may well bring the market down.
December 30-31: Trading volume will likely be much higher than usual and/or the size of the intraday moves will be much greater. These will probably be days of excess – investors will either dump a significant portion of shares and withdraw profits, or, invest larger than usual amounts. This influence is stronger on December 31.
USA: The overall news about the US economy may actually be positive today (e.g., that the economy is doing well). Additionally, there may be positive news related to healthcare and pharmaceuticals (e.g., some permission was obtained or an agreement was reached to proceed forward).
December 31 (Wed): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%).
Something to look forward to next year… NOT 😦 In November of 2015, Saturn in Sagittarius will form a stressful square aspect to transiting Neptune in Pisces. In the past, this configuration has coincided with a rise in political/ideological battles (especially over idealistic/utopian approaches) and epidemics of infectious diseases.
Well, let’s not despair yet 🙂 I just wanted to make a note of the upcoming Saturn-Neptune aspect since it is a fairly significant one. Surely, plenty of amazing and wonderful things await in 2015! On this note, happy New Year to everyone! 😀