October skyward trends indicate markets look choppy and overall more bearish than bullish. It will likely be an intense eclipse season for everyone. Both the solar and lunar eclipses are in signs ruled by planet Venus. This suggests money, love and relationships will be emphasized in dynamic focus.
Uranus remains stationed at 22° Taurus - Charubel's degree of collapse - until October 21, 2023. Note that markets may turn volatile or negative when this degree is aligned with another planet by conjunction, square or opposition. As explained in prior 2022 forecasts, there was a bear market wave precisely when Saturn was square the North Node at 22° Taurus from April 3 to June 18, 2022. I talk about this and much more in my recent Kepler College webinar now posted on their YouTube Channel:
For the above calendar, here are my "Investor Mood Indicators" (IMI):
green = bullish
red = bearish
lavender = volatile
black = indecision, confusion
yellow = energy shift
navy = power trading
Key dates to watch (all dates based on Eastern Time):
October 2-4, 2023
Mars conjoins the South Node. The past catches up with our current actions as student loans repayments return. Mercury may result in tricky trades while opposite Neptune yet in smooth flow to Pluto before entering Libra.
October 8-12, 2023
Mars squares Pluto on Sunday although this power struggle influence will be felt up to 5 days before the exact alignment. Venus enters Virgo for more practical and critical attitudes concerning money and love. We’ll feel even more serious as Venus opposes Saturn early on the 10th just before Pluto turns direct indicating a huge and transformative shift. In addition, the Sun opposite Chiron infers big inflation news. Mars enters Scorpio by the 12th signaling less imbalance and more determined actions in all life areas.
October 14, 2023
Balance is desired as the Solar Eclipse in Libra conjunct Mercury and oppose Chiron. The 50-year inflationary cycle is highlighted.
October 19-23, 2023
Heightened egos along with frenzied messages and markets are likely as the Sun conjoins Mercury and both square Pluto. If we’re lucky a coinciding trine between Venus and Jupiter will help expand wealth and love. Mercury and the Sun also enter Scorpio in trine to Saturn for no-nonsense deep thinking to focus on fortifying structures.
October 28-29, 2023
A Lunar Eclipse in Taurus coincides with a rare Mercury conjunct Mars in Scorpio opposite Jupiter in Taurus. Volatile emotions and seesaw markets are quite likely now. Taurus represents money and love so aim for stability. Eclipse energies can last a while and can launch us to new levels if we ride the energy wisely.
October 31, 2023
Venus makes a trine to Uranus implying surprises and explosive action in banking and/or tech. Coincidentally the Fed meets today and November 1st. It’s too soon to tell if another interest rate increase awaits us. Skyward trends suggest a 50/50 chance. As I’ve noted before, people (in this case the free will decisions of the Federal Reserve Board) are always the variable.
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© 2023 Trudy Carol
The August 2023 calendar is shaded for the following influences:
Green = bullish
Red = bearish
Lavender = volatile
Yellow = energy shift
As these colors suggest, the month ahead looks choppier for markets than what we’ve seen lately.
On Friday, July 28, there was another bank failure as the FDIC closed Kansas Heartland Tri-State Bank. I think markets will become more volatile as we get closer to retrograde Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus, which is exact on August 9 at 7:08 am. Venus rules money, currencies and banks while Uranus rules tech, AI and innovation like cryptos or robotics.
Somewhat surprised, I've noticed no real bearish trend yet due to the Nodes now in a challenging square angle to Pluto or Uranus at the 22° Taurus degree of collapse. However, on August 9 retrograde Venus square Uranus will exactly align and trigger that position. These sectors are most likely involved: banking, currencies, tech and/or cryptos.
I did a review of when the April 4, 2022 bear market began which directly coincides with the North Node stationed at 22° Taurus. It turns out Saturn was also at 22° Aquarius, exactly square to the Nodes, and that was a huge trigger. (See picture below.) As the planet of limitation and restriction, Saturn square to the nodes at any degree is considered a negative secondary factor for markets in general.
Apparently, a planetary trigger to the degree of collapse made things way worse - a real bear market! I’m adjusting my thesis that merely having a planet or point at 22° Taurus is not enough to cause a trend change. A trigger by another planet or point is needed. Just like with technical analysis, astrological forecasting is an art; not a guaranteed science.
On August 15 at 10:35 pm the Leo Sun will square Uranus at 23° Taurus. This is another date to watch carefully for a major test or change of trend to the downside. The NYSE natal Mercury (planet of trade, transactions, communications and commerce) happens to be at 23° Taurus. Potential or surprising market excitement/drama may occur near this date.
It's hard to predict what will develop with Uranus - except to know there will likely be wild swings up or down. Uranus and its affiliated zodiac sign Aquarius are always full of surprises and lean toward a rebel attitude, daring to be different.
In trying to understand what planetary alignment has influenced a bullish 2023 market, I’ve concluded that Neptune sextile Pluto has been driving the momentum. Astrologer Louise McWhirter in her book “McWhirter Theory of Stock Market Forecasting” explains how outer planet alignments have the power to sway major market trends.
Neptune represents our dreams, ideals, visions as well as deceptions and illusions. Pluto signifies power itself, plus control, transformation, death and rebirth. These two planets have been traveling within a 3° orb of a 60° sextile pattern since May 11. Their sextile continues until November 9. The sextile is an energy of beneficial and positive opportunity; hence, markets have overall seen fantastic rallies this year.
Currently enhancing momentum is an added transit of Venus (planet of money) making what’s called a “Yod” pattern to this Neptune-Pluto sextile. Since July 8, Venus has been aligned in a 150° quincunx angle to Neptune. On July 12, Venus aligned in a 150° quincunx angle to Pluto. For now, this “Finger of God” or “Finger of Fate” pattern lasts until August 5-7. (See picture of the July 29, 2023 Yod below.)
Since all three planets are now retrograde, this same Yod pattern repeats during the first week of October when Venus retraces quincunx viewpoints to Neptune and Pluto.
The Yod implies an underlying force beyond our grasp is at work. With Venus, Neptune and Pluto, our fate is intertwined with finances, values, imaginings, beliefs, supremacy and renovation. This is a subtle yet important time in the grand scheme of all things. Ironically, the U.S. finally had a congressional hearing about “UAPs” (aka “UFOs”) during this rare configuration of Venus-Neptune-Pluto conversing together in a Yod formation.
Btw, according to CNN, last Thursday the DJIA ended a 13-day winning streak for gains; the most consecutive days of positive momentum since 1987: https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/27/investing/dow-stock-market-news-today/index.html
Please note this 2023 fall season there are additional astrological similarities to October 1987. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletters as I’ll discuss this further in a future post.
Until next time, I wish you an awesome August!
Disclaimer: The above content is for informational and educational purposes only. No guarantees to accuracy are being made. The information contained herein should not be interpreted as personal advice for finances or investments. This is not a solicitation or endorsement to buy or sell financial products, equities and/or securities. The author and website publisher do not accept or assume any liability or responsibility for any private asset choices and purchases made. An individual’s own mental thoughts, free will and actions always create their unique destiny.
© 2023 Trudy Carol
Hello friends, fans and the astrologically curious!
Although my blog is paused while I’m revising my content strategies during Saturn retrograde, I’ve created this calendar to help you navigate the financial markets this month.
Geocosmic influences look rather challenging for U.S. indices, so don’t be surprised if and when things turn bearish. There’s more red than green. The color lavender represents hot, fiery energy that can move way up or down.
Let me know what you think about this calendar and if it resonates for you.
Wishing everyone a wonderful July 4th holiday and summer.
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