February 2022 Ephemeris calculated and highlighted using Astro.com
Curious about astrological cycles for stock market investments and global trends?
As I write this in January, the US markets have continued a decline throughout the first month of 2022 coinciding with retrograde planets Mercury and Venus.
This scenario fits as retrogrades are known to be better for reviewing and rebalancing portfolios rather than providing forward momentum.
Additionally, stock market concerns became even more important after the North Node entered zodiac $$$ sign Taurus, aka the Bull.
By the way, in astrology there’s no zodiac sign that depicts a Bear.
There was also a noteworthy shift toward surprises when planet Uranus in Bull sign Taurus turned direct. It’s very difficult to make solid plans when wild and erratic Uranus energy surges and shocks the system.
Luckily Venus is set to move direct on January 29, and shortly thereafter Mercury turns direct on February 3. Once both planets again appear to move forward, the stock market might magically mirror this vibe as upward momentum.
With all planets then moving in direct motion, the stock markets may finally start to trend somewhat higher.
In fact, while posting this on January 28, the markets closed exceptionally higher and seem giddy with joyful love as we're feeling the effect of Venus turning direct one day before the actual change.
I’m sure investors are delighted with this welcome break from negative capitulation.
To support this theory of seeing greener indices soon, there are two brief but potent transits immediately following Mercury stationing direct on February 4:
These short-lived transits may influence not only the stock markets, but governments as well.
On February 8, Mars will “trine” and flow with Uranus, so expect the unexpected. Positive outcomes from these dynamic vibrations are actions toward brilliant innovations.
Since Uranus is so unpredictable and Mars is the warrior planet, government upsets such as news of war are just as conceivable as sudden earthquakes.
The time frame for something to occur is generally within five days before these two planets exactly align by mathematical aspect.
For the month of February as a whole, there are a few bigger, lengthier, and yet more difficult influences which can thwart the above optimism.
We’ve certainly been feeling ramifications of the United States Pluto Return which will be exact on February 20. This is the equivalent of transiting Pluto butting heads in precise conjunction with the US natal Pluto at 27° Capricorn.
Pluto reaches into the deepest depths of our soul and stirs the pot to force sweeping and inevitable change.
Dwarf plant Pluto keywords are power, control, death, transformation, and rebirth. This rare once every 248 years cycle will be within a same degree aspect through October 2023.
A major metamorphosis is now taking place that will affect the US government, business, financial matters, citizens, and likely therefore the world.
From a financial perspective, international markets are tied together. So, this US Pluto Return will reach the global economy much like a pandemic can affect people worldwide.
During February both the Mean and/or True North Node at 27° in Taurus will be speaking harmonious in a “trine” alignment to Pluto in Capricorn.
Even so, Pluto isn’t considered easy to manage and is known to be gut wrenching at times. Pluto is the slower moving of these two and a physical body whereas the Nodes are mathematical points.
This easy communion between the North Node and Pluto shows the collective knows financial matters must be transformed by powerful governments.
In this case Pluto is the cosmic ruler calling the shots. And in truth, this little dwarf planet never feels small.
The US Pluto Return transit already suggests the global collective is well aware there are issues the US must address having to do with money and our relationship to it.
Whether folks realize it or not, this time is marked as a sacred passage for the US to fully transform into its next stage of evolution.
In synchronicity and simultaneously with the USA Pluto Return there is a significant Neptune opposition transit to the USA natal Neptune at 22° Virgo-Pisces. Neptune symbolizes dreams, visions, faith and ideals.
This opposition indicates we’ve reached the pinnacle of our founding fathers intended Neptunian visualizations.
Astrologically, the timing of these transits happening at the same time is impeccable.
USA Pluto Return Chart calculated via Astro.com
Astrological themes are rather popular for creative musicians to record. As far as planets go, Venus is undoubtedly prevalent for songwriting. Lyricists must find it easy to write about love. Jupiter wins as runner up. This makes perfect sense since both are considered the “benefic” (aka beneficial) planets.
Here's the list for Part Two:
The song “Venus” was originally released by the group Shocking Blue.
The same song “Venus” was later covered by Bananarama.
Lovely Lady Gaga wrote a different song titled “Venus”. Here’s an extravagant fan-made video:
Björk’s song “Venus as a Boy” reminds me a little of Tori Amos’ vocal style.
Björk also pays tribute to powerful dwarf planet “Pluto”.
Train's official music video for "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" is super symbolic and expansive for astrologers.
A few lesser known songs and music artists are:
If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Voice”, you may remember young Carter Rubin winning season 19 and enjoy his first solo release “Horoscope”. It's lyrically well written and musically very contemporary in the Pop genre.
“Moons of Jupiter” by Gaia offers up experimental and hypnotic instrumentals to honor all of Jupiter’s Moons.
Last but not least is “The Stars” by Barbara Lewis. As an astrologer and romantic Pisces I really enjoy this classic R&B/Pop song.
© 2022 Trudy Carol
Set your mind and societal aims on innovation
For love and money to thrive
Think in terms of collaboration
As this is how the human race will survive
Any uneasy thoughts flowing through your brain
Can be converted by calm meditation
Imagine what the whole world will gain
When we all learn to raise our vibration
If things you want to happen are delayed
Remember we’re in Mercury Retrograde
p.s. It's also Venus Retrograde until January 29
When both these planets revisit a previous sign
While they move through zodiac Capricorn
May we all be brightly and warmly reborn
© 2022 Trudy Carol