Author calculated March 21, 2023 Aries New Moon Zodiac Chart via Astro.com
The Northern Hemisphere Spring Equinox on March 20 reinforces the March 21 New Moon energy as both are on a world axis degree at 0° Aries. This means impactful events are brewing. As of late with FTX and then Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapsing that’s quite an understatement.
Is it coincidence, synchronicity, or esoteric karma that the next FOMC meeting is on the very same day as the new moon? Fire sign and cardinal creator Aries implies a tone of independent warrior spirit. The Fed is bound to initiate something impressive.
The Aries New Moon chart above shows Mars next to asteroid Chaos in the Washington, DC 12th house section. This suggests how actions taken for or in the USA could be rather chaotic. The dualistic sign of Gemini can also infer trickery. Mars as the guardian warrior planet of Aries doubles the impetuous energy while conjoining asteroid Chaos.
Everyone, please watch your temper!
For this new moon 10th house area, both Venus (money) and asteroid Juno (partners) play a leading role in the upcoming lunar cycle. I think the Fed will continue to assist the banking sector since rapidly raising interest rates backfired and reduced liquidity to the point of chaos as we just saw with a depositor run at Silicon Valley Bank.
March 22: Chairman Powell will announce whether interest rates will rise yet again or pause. Expect emotions to be markedly fueled as the Moon (emotions, people) conjoins Chiron (healing, wounds) and then Jupiter (expansion, wealth).
March 23: the most crucial astrological event in 2023 happens: Pluto enters Aquarius! There’s no doubt this ties into the sudden upsets we’ve recently seen, whether with power players or society. Pluto remains at 0° Aquarius until June 11 when it retrogrades back into Capricorn for one final hurrah of this 248-year cycle.
We’re entering a very critical and challenging phase for all societies: economically, emotionally, spiritually and scientifically. The last time we had Pluto in Aquarius was 1777 – 1799. Those 20 years coincided near America’s revolutionary birth and the French Revolution. History repeated in perfect rhyme last week with riots in Paris, France.
If you’re risk averse, you’ll want to be well protected, especially at the start of Pluto’s Aquarius ingress.
March 24: the Moon conjoins Venus and then Uranus in Taurus. Financial matters are accented along with potential surprises for banking, currencies and cryptos. Emotional eruptions about money and relationships are all too likely.
March 25: Mars finally leaves Gemini for Cancer, emphasizing renewed interest in security, home, family and real estate. These matters dominate until May 20 when Mars exits Cancer.
March 27: is more favorable for markets and all commercial enterprises as Mercury is meeting Jupiter, however the Moon in Gemini may be fickle. By the next day on March 28, the Moon and Mars conjoin in Cancer inferring escalating or angry emotions. Markets up Monday can quickly recede on Tuesday.
March 28: check out the night sky to the west to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, plus Uranus if you have a telescope or very strong binoculars. Venus is easiest to see right after sunset. Mars is reddish towards the southwest. You’ll need an unobstructed view for Mercury and Jupiter near the horizon. Stargazing is fun! Use a mobile app to confirm what you’re viewing.
March 30: is another pivotal day to watch during this waxing Moon phase. Mars (war) in Cancer will trine Saturn (structures) in Pisces, both water signs. Also on this day, Venus (money) conjoins Uranus (shocks, tech). This suggests a volatile and upsetting time period, including one day prior before these pairings exactly align. [P.S. Addendum: on a mundane level, this is the day when past President Donald Trump was indicted, facing over 30 counts relating to business fraud.]
March 31: appears to be an easier day for everyone with the Moon in Leo trine Sun and Chiron in Aries. Fiery energy toward accomplishment could end the month and markets on a high note.
April 3: Mercury enters Taurus and then squares Pluto in Aquarius. I expect more instability and challenges in commerce and communications and/or with governments and markets.
I offer more detailed analysis in my 2023 Forecast Report which is included with one of my 2 top-tier consultations.
I’ll talk about additional short-term lunar cycles soon as we near the upcoming April 5th Full Moon in Libra.
Investor focus now is on what the Fed and Chairman Powell will do next. Below is a “synastry” relationship analysis of the Federal Reserve Board birth chart with this new moon transit:
House area 10: Transiting Sun and New Moon link exactly to the Fed’s 0° Aries Midheaven arrow. This is quite remarkable astrologically coinciding with this Aries New Moon. It suggests a brand-new beginning for how the Fed will handle interest rates moving forward. The fact that 0° Aries is a world degree or point underpins how whatever the Fed does now will echo exponentially and globally. This combo infers the Fed might announce a temporary pause from raising interest rates.
House area 9: Transiting Neptune conjoins the Fed’s Juno. Confusion, disillusion and/or deception with partners are indicated. Why didn’t the Fed and U.S. government foresee the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank? Neptune-Juno also infers the Federal Reserve is wearing rose-colored glasses and hasn’t the foggiest idea about how to resolve inflation. Based solely on astrological cycles there’s little that can be done except try to ride out this economic storm.
House area 12: Transiting Mars with Chaos conjoin the Fed’s Pluto. Lurking in the hidden and secret 12th house, the Fed must now use its power to take assertive actions that might bring chaos. We’ll see the end results as Mars and Chaos precisely conjoin the Fed’s Pluto at 0° Cancer around March 24 to 26.
Author calculated Federal Reserve Board - March 21, 2023 New Moon Synastry Chart via Astro.com
Below is a mundane “synastry” relationship analysis of the USA Sibly birth chart with this new moon transit:
House area 4: Transiting Jupiter conjoins USA Chiron April 4 to 7. I’m giving you a heads up since this exact meeting doesn’t occur until we’re almost at the next full moon. This suggests some good news that at least for now we’ve reached peak inflation in the U.S. in relation to Chiron’s cycle as an inflation indicator.
House area 7: Transiting Mars conjoins USA Venus March 31 to April 1. The end of this lunar cycle is amplified in an assertive or aggressive tone where money and partnership matters are concerned. It reminds me of the alien in the film, Independence Day who eerily conveyed, “Peace? No peace.” IMHO, the Fed should proactively expand liquidity and loan money to banks in need. At this point bank runs and financial collapse seem scarier than inflation.
Author calculated USA - March 21, 2023 Aries New Moon Synastry Chart via Astro.com
Moving on to stock market indicators, here’s what stands out in the NYSE - New Moon synastry comparison:
House area 10: Transiting Sun and New Moon in Aries conjoins NYSE South Node (Desc. T.Node). This implies an overall bearish trend for U.S. markets during this cycle and certainly at least until the Sun reaches 3 – 4° Aries on March 23 – 24.
House area 11: Transiting Juno conjoins NYSE Venus. Again this speaks to the importance of partners and financials in money sign Taurus for long range investment goals. The banking sector will figure prominently.
Author calculated NYSE - March 21, 2023 Aries New Moon Synastry Chart via Astro.com
Next for the DJIA - New Moon synastry chart:
House area 7 and Whole House area 8: Transiting Sun in the area of partners (7th) and finances or debt from others (8th) meets DJIA Mars near March 23rd. This coincides with Pluto entering Aquarius. The Sun shines a light and triggers Mars to initiate bold, courageous actions. The Dow Index will be infused with aggression and likely choppy trading.
Author calculated DJIA - March 21, 2023 Aries New Moon Synastry Chart via Astro.com
For the S&P – New Moon synastry chart:
House area 10: Transiting Saturn conjoins S&P Venus on April 3rd. Saturn implies limitations and restrictions on Venus which rules money. Therefore, the overall trend for the S&P around that time is lower.
House area 11: Transiting Sun, Moon and Mercury all conjoin S&P asteroid Chaos at or near 4° Aries during this lunar phase. These movements also suggest a downward trend for the S&P as this cycle begins.
Author calculated S&P - March 21, 2023 Aries New Moon Synastry Chart via Astro.com
For the NASDAQ - New Moon synastry chart:
House area 1: Transiting Uranus connects with NASDAQ Saturn. Surprising price swings for this index are likely during this new moon cycle. There are potential bullish days depending on individual stocks or groups within the tech sector. Examples include Nvidia for chip makers, or Microsoft for artificial intelligence like OpenAI ChatGPT, etc.
House area 10: Transiting Pluto will conjoin NASDAQ Mercury. We’re within 1° of this pairing, which is like a slow, boiling pot of water about to spill over. That’s a good analogy for what happened with Silicon Valley Bank. Unfortunately, this transit suggests the worst is yet to come for the tech sector before it ultimately takes control as the almighty power for trade and commerce. IMHO Elon Musk and Cathie Wood have been far ahead of the curve by many years.
House area 12: Transiting Mercury conjoins NASDAQ Chiron on March 22nd, the same day Chairman Powell announces any interest rate hikes. Mercury is commerce and communication while Chiron is our wounds that need healing. This pairing makes me think a March pause is in order given the recent SVB collapse, extraordinary bailout circumstances, and problematic concerns for other banks. My forecast guess is Mr. Powell will talk about the recent chaos and say, “This is merely a pause, not a pivot.”
Author calculated NASDAQ - March 21, 2023 Aries New Moon Synastry Chart via Astro.com
For Oil 1st Trade Date - Full Moon synastry chart:
House area 4: Transiting Neptune conjoins Oil’s Neptune in Pisces. We’re slowly nearing a new oil cycle since Neptune and Pisces rule oil. Note how transiting Saturn newly in Pisces is now in Neptune’s same sign and therefore line of sight. This indicates oil prices should decline for the time being. I’ve noticed more relief at the gas pump lately. Falling gas prices could help reduce inflation.
Author calculated Oil 1st Trade Date - March 21, 2023 Aries New Moon Synastry Chart via Astro.com
If you’ve made it this far, you may be wondering where I think you should be investing your money these days. Personally, I’m risk averse and a big fan of financial guru Suze Orman. Listen to her March 16, 2023 podcast for sound advice. That’s what I’m doing.
Until next time, I wish you a bold, productive and prosperous new moon cycle.
© 2023 Trudy Carol
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