ASTRO-FINANCE FOR SEPT 2023
By Barry Rosen
We have a lot of bullish sentiment for the stock market as we go into September as the Jupiter station on Sept. 4th tends to have a strong and expansive influence 5 days before and after. The Venus station on Sept. 3rd should also have a similar influence.
Jupiter goes retrograde on Sept 4th but there is an optimism cycle with Jupiter trining the Sun into Sept. 8th which should hold the market up until then and probably a week afterwards. A lot can happen in a few weeks when Jupiter gets happy so expect a nice run for stocks.
Seasonally, September is the weakest month of the year for stocks after March and we have another FOMC announcement on Sept. 20th. At the moment, the trade is falsely optimistic that bad employment indicators from JOLTS and ADP will lead to no rate hike on Sept. 20th. We think the general public is wrong again as the PCE deflator was higher today and we see higher energy prices into the middle of September and gold and silver are seasonally higher and look higher into late October.
Mars stays in Virgo until Oct 3rd and this is not great for health. Already the media is pushing the latest COVID variant and some hospitals like Kaiser in California are starting to suggest masks. The media is ready to start pushing the latest Pfizer booster and we are not even close to influenza season.
Saturn stays retrograde until Nov. 3rd. It is a bit softer now that it has moved into Pada 1 of Satabhishaka Nakshatra (Aquarius 6.40-20.00) which is ruled by Jupiter. Retrograde malefics like Saturn are always teaching us to bear our karmic responsibility without complaining and take responsibility for our past mistakes. Saturn retrograde is more difficult for Leo and Aries and Scorpio this year with its aspects, so slow down and do not run around like a rabbit and remember most of what you fear never happens. Still, there is an underlying nagging fear that another lockdown will happen by Christmas to push boosters and get us back to paper ballots. So far, some politicians are standing up to this as the governor of Mississippi came out and said no masks or required vaccinations ever again.
The nodes are moving toward the ends of the beginning of the signs of Aries and Libra and this makes them a bit more wacky and less stable. This is also the Gandanta area where the desire for mass psychological transformation comes up. Deep subconscious fears come up to heal. The impact of this will be felt from Sept. 15-Dec. 30th when the nodes are particularly vulnerable between 29 Pisces and 1 Areis. Rahu moves into Pisces in the Mean Node system on Oct. 30th and on Nov. 30th in the True Node system. With the nodes changing signs, there is an increased craziness in the collective psychology and this will paint a shadow on fall fears as we move into Vata Season with the temperatures turning colder, leaves falling and anxiety levels climbing. Whatever is happening in world politics will seem amplified. The Solar Eclipse of Oct. 14th between Aries and Libra will also focus on this energy and craziness.
Eventually, Rahu will do better in Pisces in the New Year as Jupiter is the only planet that calms its wild energies and Ketu in Virgo is less happy as it is an intuitive and spiritual planet in a logical and business-orientated sign.
During that period, three major events in the world should be impacted by the Rahu return. In March 2005, China ratified an anti-secession law, aimed at preventing Taiwan from declaring independence. On Feb. 10, 2005, North Korea announced that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it says it perceives from the United States. Will the Chinese/Taiwan conflict come to a head? North Korea keeps getting closer to China and Russia as they unite against the West. Let’s hope that it does not get too tense.Any of these events could upset the global markets.
When the nodes are on the edge, they can peer into an alternate universe. Psychology gets eerie weird and distorted. Rahu when afflicted by being sandhi or on the edge can be more anxious or paranoid, feels constrained by forces beyond his control, victimized by overpowering forces, may have more nightmares or difficult dreams, or be a bit manic-depressive. If you have your Sun or Moon 29-1 degree of the water signs/air sign juncture in your natal chart or if you are Aquarius rising which is co-ruled by Rahu or if you are in a Rahu period or a Dasha period where Rahu is the nakshatra lord, it could also lead to emptiness leading toward addictive patterns, frustration, sorrow, dejection, psychological intensity, and mental anguish.
Ketu on the edge 1.30 degree Scorpio to 28.30 can have a strong desire to change directions in life, wants to give up material attachment, feels disillusioned, has difficult emotional knots to unravel, feels unsettled and his emotional distortions may tend toward self-isolation. May feel stuck in the past with regrets. This one may start to be felt by Sept. 1st and last into late December.
We mention this because world fears will come up and be pushed by the media. In the back of our minds,we are always concerned about the collapse of the dollar and being forced into CBDCs which would be helicopter money issued by the Federal Reserve. The difference between now and the 1930s is that we can electronically create money and monitor it. Should that happen, all our freedoms would be gone as they would monitor us to see if we are good little boys and girls to get your allowance. Some estimates would be for this to show up in the 2nd quarter of next year after the Solar Eclipse on April 8th which occurs during the daytime over the US. This will also happen on Oct. 14,2023 and should lead to major US upheaval. With Biden’s desire to fund vaccines for all of the US, we wonder if they are thinking of Lockdown 2.0 to repeat their success around power grabs and elections from 2020. I suspect many Americans are aware of what has happened and what is going on but I am always surprised that people still have their cable TV subscriptions and believe the news that comes out of Mainstream Media.
For now, our safety lies in that 2024 is an election year and they cannot take away too many of our freedoms too early without massive protest. Will another bioweapon emerge to keep us under control again? The neocons want us to move toward war with Russia and are endless funding of Ukraine is not great for the US bank account. Will any wise leadership rise to stop us from this movement? At least for May 2024, we have Jupiter training the Pluto return at 7 degrees Capricorn for the US chart but it does not stay long enough.
We have noted in previous issues that the Jupiter/Uranus connection in late Aries will hold AI and tech up into early September. As Jupiter retrogrades away from Uranus stocks will run out of expansion energy. Often Jupiter retrograde will mark a high in the stock market but it can a few weeks overlap in time.
From a perspective of financial astrology, Jupiter retrograde Sept 4-Dec. 31st may slow marketing in business and it also can slow economic expansion so by the time the 3rd and 4th quarter GDP comes out in Oct and January we will see the economy slow. It is also a time for slower marketing so if you are a businessman, take this knowledge and work harder through Sept 4thand realize market projects may get delayed this summer and early fall. Sometimes the stock market will stop rallying around Jupiter station but it is always complex and the stock market is very oversold now and seems higher the first few weeks of September so not sure the impact will be there until later in the month.
We are skeptical that the S & P cash will take out 4650-4688 by the top with a small chance of 4800. If the 4650 region continues to be difficult to take out by early September, it does open up a much larger fall into the 4th quarter.
We are starting to think that NQ 100 could get up to 1600-17000 with the AI craze and pull Tesla up to 300 or 330by September. Still, Tesla could have a huge correction if we do get a massive fall in the stock market. It could go from 300 to 150. For now, it seems higher in the first few weeks of Sept.
This darling stock is still in dreamland as dealers have too many unsold Teslas on the lot even after a 35% price drop. Elon is forcing his competitors to lose money also. Yes,they are wonderful but no one realizes it still takes coal and natural gas to run the turbines that power the grid that charges your EVs. The illusion that EVs will save the world and global warming is another scam.The same is true of solar panels. 60-70% of the parts for solar panels come from China and they are using tons of coal and creating more pollution and more emissions than anyone in the world. Is anyone bothered by the slave labor that it takes to mine the minerals to make these batteries? China does not seem to care as they move into Africa to take control of more of these mines.
With Jupiter going retrograde from Sept. 4th into the end of the year, we will get recessionary action happening. We do not expect the FOMC to ease rates until next year. We have been looking for a difficult time for US stocks in October/November/Dec.This is also coinciding with the 12-year cycle of Jupiter in Aries when in Sept. 2011, stocks made a high and then fell into May 2012.
The problem for the fall is Jupiter will be opposing the debilitated Sun and Mars in Libra with Mercury in the fall of 2023 and that is similar to the oppositions we had between the bearish signs of Aries and Libra, two air signs, which caused more rapid stock market declines. In Oct. 1987, we had something very similar and hence there is more crash energy in the fall of this year. Oppositions between bearish signs like Aries and Libra leads to massive declines.
The context for a major financial crisis continues to be there this fall as the house of cards of world debt, endless war expenditures are not going to come to a pretty and neat end. Still, the powers that be manage to do what they can to stay in power for the sake of the rest of us.
Mars moves toward conjunction with Ketu in the True node system on Oct 4th in early Libra and that conjunction is always troubling for accidents and flare-ups of explosive anger and Aries and Scorpio rising and Libra rising may feel it most.
Overall the first few weeks of September look better than August has been but then things get darker as we move into early October. November is troubling with the Venus debilitation in Virgo and the Sun in debilitation in Libra Oct. 17-Nov. 16th and we often find the fall depressing as the leaves start coming off and winter approaches.
Gold is finally showing signs of bottoming in a major way. It likes the Sun in Leo and then Venus will be in Leo during October and that will support higher prices. Jupiter in Aries is also aspecting Leo adding additional support. Technically it has issued a buy signal and at least will move to 2040-2060 an ounce. If we start getting weird geopolitical problems, it could accelerate to 2250. We do have a cycle high for it into January 2023.
We may see a first high with Venus trining Pluto into Nov. 6th as I find Venus/Pluto aspects are often connected to gold highs. You can play gold with ETFs like GLD and GDX (Gold Miners) and we cover them in our newsletter.
We have a gold cycle higher into 2024 for now. Gold could accelerate in a crisis to 2245 and then 2450 into the year 2024. Stay on top of our daily forecasts with Fortucast.com newsletters.
Bitcoin finally issued a minor buy signal as the SEC agreed to allow Bitcoin ETFs. Bitcoin has a strong Mercury component and the Mercury retrograde until Sept. 15th will help it. Let’s see how it does into Sept. 15th.
In terms of the bigger picture, Bitcoin finally gave a technical breakout in June and projects at least 35000 short-term and could get back to 50,000-54000 into next year. The fall financial crisis will help. Jupiter is trining the natal Jupiter in the natal chart (10/31/2008 11:10 am, Van Nuys, CA) at 22 Sagittarius into Jupiter station in early September at 21 degrees. If Bitcoin does not take out 35000 by mid-September, there is another cycle low due in early November.
We think long term they will be vulnerable still as the SEC tries to regulate cryptos out of existence as indicated by the SEC filings against COIN and other players. Still, Bitcoin is in a Jupiter/Rahu period from August 2023 into 2026 using the correct dasha of (Adhana Vimshottari Dasha) and it is likely to weather the storm for a bit.
Remember to work with your broker. Trading and investing have to be done both technically and astrology can help but should not be the only factor in making a decision. You have to buy low and sell high.
As always, this is my snapshot thought for August 31, 2023. New information comes in daily. If you are a trader or investor, consider my Fortucast newsletters which are published daily at www.fortucast.com. A trial subscription is 97.00/month. If you want to learn financial astrology visit my website at www.appliedvedicastrology.com and click on the Financial Astrology link.
ABOUT BARRY ROSEN: Barry Rosen has been teaching classes in Investment Astrology since 1990 and began teaching the other aspects of Vedic astrology specialized courses online in 2017, including Dashas, Transits, Personal Finance, Health, Longevity, and Death, Nakshatras, The Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, Secrets of the Houses, Relationships and many more. In his consultations, he focuses more on the emotional and mental patterns in the chart and their impact on consciousness which can create waves of illusion blocking you. A good consultation should help you witness the play of karma so that you are not gripped by it; you can transcend it and realize your Divinity, becoming the commander of the planets and not the victim. Barry Rosen also operates a blog on Facebook under Barry Rosen and also Astro-Yoga and his professional astrological website is www.appliedvedicastrology.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.