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
Beginning February 10, planets Venus and Mars will be touring zodiac sign Capricorn together within a 1° orb. This is a rare occurrence so indeed seems significant.
In “Financial Astrology”, Venus is all about money, earned income, and what we value. Mars embodies our physical drives, taking action, and putting plans into motion.
Capricorn is the zodiac sign emulating big business and government. As these two planets travel closely together throughout the month there will be even more intensified relations concerning what kind of fiscal actions should be taken.
Venus and Mars now aligning in synch during February for an extended stay just before March is simply uncanny and superbly timed for us to expect the Fed’s first interest rate hike.
Ironically on February 20, Venus and Mars are both at 19° Capricorn and now in the USA’s 2nd house section of money and earned income. This also reinforces a strong theme surrounding USA finances.
Towards the end of the month goddess asteroid Vesta becomes close enough to tag along joining Venus and Mars en route.
This proposes matters of home and hearth such as real estate news may arise and be part of the looming financial picture.
At the very end of February, Venus and Mars move close to Pluto. Mythic “Lord of the Underworld” Pluto intensifies and increases power to everything it touches.
In this case “finance” planet Venus and “action” planet Mars are under the connective rays of “transformative” Pluto in a triple conjunction.
Astrologically spot on, this transit timing identically matches the Federal Reserve’s plans to adjust its monetary policies and begin raising interest rates just as all three planets form an exact conjunction within the first week of March.
One last trend occurs when Jupiter makes an opportunistic position to Uranus February 13-21, with an exact sextile aspect on February 17.
Imagine what reveals itself as the cosmos combines the dynamism of these two planets: Jupiter symbolizes wealth, expansion, the law and legal system. Uranus signifies the unexpected, innovation, liberation, and surprise events.
Jupiter is in visionary and idealistic Pisces so can be easily deceived looking through only a rose-colored glass lens. Remember too with Uranus in $$$ sign Taurus, there can be surprises for currencies and finances.
On the flip side, often Jupiter brings blessings, and while in Pisces we should hope for the best that this transit will usher in welcome news and beneficial changes to financial and legal matters that have been stalled for too long.
At the very least, February will be an important and decisive month for visions and transformations within the United States. Say a prayer for America.
On that note, here's a legendary Neil Diamond song for America:
© 2022 Trudy Carol