Author Highlighted December 2022 Ephemeris from Astro.com
During the December 7 Gemini Full Moon, people and markets will be emotionally charged up. It’s in your best interest to be careful and cautious of arguments, exaggerated truths, or travel mishaps. Remember to ground yourself before flying off at lightning speed, whether verbally or while driving. The financial rollercoaster is far from over so buckle up with a stiff upper lip and plan on big news events. Our collective energy will be amplified.
Lately everyone in the financial sector is hyper-focused on the Fed. The round chart below for this month’s full moon “synastry” (aka relationship) with the Federal Reserve Board is quite impactful. As shown in “house” area 12, FRB natal Saturn is only 3° away from the Full Moon adjacent to Mars. This adjacent planetary meeting, called a “conjunction”, suggests everyone will have strong feelings while wondering about a potential Fed pivot.
The Fed (as represented by Saturn) taking actions (Mars) regarding the public (Moon) and modifying (Gemini) the next rate hike is a one possibility. However, in mundane and ancient astrology, Saturn and Mars are considered “malevolent” or malicious planets. This suggests a hardship scenario. Any minor change in Fed strategy won’t really change its trajectory and intention toward lowering inflation.
The Sun in opposition to both the Moon and Mars can appear antagonistic. This aspect pattern is known for impulsive behavior, aggressive tactics, and conflicts. The ego and burning energy of the Sun is in contrast with Mars’ drive, which is now also infused with an expressive Moon. Expect markets to pack a volatile punch this week.
Coincidentally many investors are angry over the FTX debacle and extreme mismanagement of monies from Sam Bankman-Fried. More news about this will come to light and remain relevant. Since Mars also represents war and military machinery like guns, this investment sector and global geopolitical actions are likely in sharp focus.
Ultimately, as stated in a “LOST” TV show episode, “people are the variable”. This means specific individuals and especially those in power, like Jerome Powell, Vladimir Putin, or Donald Trump, can often change course directions for the masses. Even with astrological forecasting, one sole person’s actions alone can sway an outcome. This always relevant factor is what astrologers call “free will”.
Planet Saturn equates to responsibility and restriction; this now perfectly represents the Fed. In Gemini, Fed structures are dual and clever, mercurial and adaptable. The Fed must learn to maneuver throughout this inflation conundrum. A transiting Full Moon-Mars joined pair combined with FRB Saturn infuses a country’s people with assertion or anger in relationship to the Fed.
Transiting Scorpio South Node in area 5 which highlights stock market gambling closely conjoins the FRB natal Moon. These tied together imply the Fed is creatively keeping secrets from the general populous which could roil or foil investment trading. The FRB Saturn in the 12th house of secrets and private matters is a secondary indicator giving the impression of secrecy. South Node Scorpio also relates to releasing debt and deals with others’ resources.
Notice how transiting Sun spotlights Mercury (commerce, trade) and Venus (money) in the 6th house of daily routines and work matters. Transiting Venus and Mercury then reciprocate by conjoining the FRB natal Sun, doubly highlighting egos, communications, commerce and money. These patterns indicate media and news can act as a trigger for financials and stock market indices. At some point you may prefer tuning out all the noise or at least filter what’s most important.
By December 14, I suspect many people won’t like whatever Chairman Jerome Powell announces. On that Wednesday, a freewheeling Sagittarius Sun wanting more, more, more will be tested by a deceptive or illusive Neptune square alignment. For consumers and investors, thinking “you can’t always get what you want” might be enraging. Don’t let ego or illusion impair your investment decisions during this Sun-Neptune square.
Luckily retrograde Neptune stationed direct on Sunday, December 3rd. Finally, the fog has lifted! This can mean investors act positive and idealistic with oversized imaginations in spite of disillusion and confusion. Either way we’ll gain fresh clarity about what the Fed intends moving forward, even if we don’t want to face reality that the business cycle is slowing.
After the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, it’s entirely possible investors will shake off any confusing or misguided messaging as they’ve done before, especially since the Virgo Moon and Venus in Capricorn now seek harmony in material matters. In the sky we’ll also have communications and trading planet Mercury in serious Capricorn testing this inflation cycle of Chiron in Aries. Capricorn and Aries like to initiate and drive forward.
With Mars still retrograde until January 2023, expect extensive portfolio rearranging and active trading around this time. Don’t forget December 16th is Quadruple Witching Day for options. That’s often a rock and roll day for the indexes. Economic headwinds aren’t over yet, so plan accordingly.
On December 20 before the next new moon, Jupiter re-enters Aries; then on December 21, the solstice Sun enters Capricorn. This suggests investors shift toward greater initiative and independence. By now there should be less emphasis or worry about upcoming Fed moves. Also, before this waning moon phase ends, the Sun-Jupiter square and Venus-Uranus trine appear more favorable than not for just about everything.
Wishing you a great full moon and spirited holiday season!
© 2022 Trudy Carol