By Barry Rosen

We are gearing up for climatic months in April and May as we approach the solar eclipse on April 8 and a number ofwar cycles with the Mars/Saturn conjunction peaking into April 8. The NATO saber-rattlers are hard at work with France’s Macron saying that troops should be committed to stop the Russians, and Slovenia also declaring, and Sweden is finally a NATO member after months of politics. We hope that we are wrong but given riots by farmers in Poland, France, Holland, and elsewhere over draconian farm policies in the name of climate change (and starvation), they have no choice but to divert the attention away.

The US eclipse crosses over Texas for a second time and one wonders if the powers that be will challenge Governor Abbott who has stopped illegal migrations with razor wire. We suspect they will not be that stupid but not sure how much we can trust the government with the Sun/Rahu conjunction peaking into April 5 and having a 3-degree radius from April 2 to April 8 into the eclipse. Meanwhile what can go wrong gangs of migrants terrorizing New York City and other cities that are leftovers from Venezuelan prisons ? Does anyone believe that this crisis is accidental?

Looking ahead I hope we do not have to mourn Jupiter leaving Aries and going into Taurus on May 1. In Aries, it has been aspecting Sagittarius and at least holding up the semblance of law and order and supporting the US which is Sagittarius rising.   Thousands of New York companies have to be shaking in their boots after the huge fines placed on Donald Trump when there was no victim and the lending banks were happy with his business. Anything political here? Deleware’s taking away Elon Musk’s 55 billion dollar salary was also another huge slap and Yellen is wanting to give Russia’s frozen US assets to Ukraine. Does anyone believe in international law? The US is in a Rahu period until Dec. 2033 and rogues, immigrants, and rebellion are the norm. Who thinks Marxism will work after so many failures all over the century?

March is at least better than Feb. but we do have to deal with Mercury in Pisces from March 6-March 26 and Mercury rules shares of stocks. Tech stocks usually do not do well with Mercury in Pisces and it goes back in there during the April retrograde period and it is not out of there until May 10. The next FOMC meeting is March 19-20 and the stock market continues to run on fumes with a few AI stocks giving us a false sense that everything is fine. No one expects a rate cut and even odds for June are getting smaller.

This is not a normal year as we have another election mess looming, we are not over the banking crisis that we last saw last March and oil inflation is not over as Middle East and Red Sea tension will push oil up to 102.50 if the 80.00 area comes out–and it will not take much in the Middle East for that to happen.

We can look at the transits of the larger planets to get a handle on the year. Jupiter  goes into Taurus on May 1, 2024, and will trine the Pluto return to the US natal chart at 7 degrees in June. This will be a protective factor for positive transformation  for June with Jupiter trining natal Pluto as Pluto goes over the natal Pluto of the US chart of June 4, 1776, at 6:18 pm, Philadelphia.  Jupiter’s supportive trine will be there in 2024-25 but its waning aspect later in the year will not have as strong an influence as it hits Taurus 27 by October when it goes retrograde on Oct. 9. Still, I think it protects the year with some grace.

We still have the US crisis into May 2024 with the Pluto return, and the second solar eclipse over the US is likely to trigger something more dire and it may mean a temporary economic collapse so that the government can take more control. With trillions of dollars of debt, how do we get out of this mess? How else do you solve a crisis with trillions of dollars of debt and not become Zimbabwe? War? Pandemics? It seems that government is all about power and control and not helping the people. Will new leaders arise to save us from another bout of Marxism which never works?

Taurus is about finance and food and Jupiter in Taurus starting in early May and it will find creative solutions to banking and food problems, but it is in an enemy’s sign. This is not like 1932 and the Depression because we can create phony electronic money out of thin air but who will continue to finance US debt and our wars? Can the US bond market survive? We cannot help but think that the 33 trillion dollars in US debt will start causing problems by the spring with Jupiter in Taurus. We have a first peak for gold in July 2024 but gold and silver prices seem strong in 2025 and will take over dominance in our financial system.Trillions of dollars of debt creation around the world can only be managed by an economic reset and the CBDC Central Banker advocates know how to take control ofyou amid a crisis.Will they dare try to do it before the election?

Some of the Dasha cycles for Bitcoin are strong into 2026 but when we look at the history of gold during theDepression, you have to wonder at one point when will the government step in. Saturn in Aquarius will be in direct motion until June 29 this year and will get to 25 degrees in the new constellation of Purva Bhadrapada (Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20).

Saturn is fiercer during its retrograde motion on June 30-Nov.15 but still it beckons usto deal with humanitarian issues and support natural disasters with compassion and action. Still, the symbolic god of Purvabhadrapada (Aquarius 20-Cancer 3.20) is Aja Ekapada which is connected to austerity and is symbolized by the deity standing on onefoot, and is a form of Lord Rudra /and Shiva. It suggests that if there are economic challenges,we will have to persevere with a stoic nature. It is good to become more self-sufficient and plant your gardens and get your energy sources from solar and wind power. So, if you have been putting it off, something to do this year. We do not want to get into survival fear mode, but the next year promises major changes, and being prepared isalways a good thing.

Rahu is in Pisces until March 2025 and can create problems with floods and tsunamis while Ketu in Virgo will increase earthquakes. Activity in Japan so far has been ominous and they seem vulnerable this year. Volcanic rumblings in Iceland are a reminder that  nature and earth changes can happen and it is not necessarily from global warming.  Any year this can happen, but one has a sense it will be amplified during the Year of Krohdin–April 2024-March 2025.

We always have to look closely at the outer planets when we make mundane astrological predictions. Uranus moves into Taurus on June 1, 2024, and goes into Krittika Nakshatra (Aries 27-Taurus 10) on April 1, 2024. It will be conjunct Jupiter on

April 20. Usually, this is a good aspect for technology stocks and may mark the last high for Nasdaq for the year in late April.Still, Uranus in Taurus is likely to disrupt the economic and banking system which is centered in Taurus and we can see that building up with trillions of dollars in world debt.The trine from Pluto in Capricorn to Uranus in Taurus is not exact until August 2025 but its influence over 2024-25 will suggest strong economic and world restructuring. Jupiter in Taurus until June 14, 2025, will give the world’s economic structure some creative power and Divine support.

Patterns on the stock market could take it to at least cash S & P 5155 or max 5315 and we have been watching the Mars conjunct Neptune point into April 29 which can create wild speculation and acceleration.  When we look at long-term stock market patterns, if the S & P gets to 5200-5313, it would complete a very large pattern off of the 1932 low and also pattern completions off of the 2009 low and the 2020 lows. That would usher in a multiple-year bear market which would first take the stock market to 2500 and eventually to 1000 on the S&P with a potential cycle low into 2028-2030 when Saturn is in Aries.

We do think oil will go back to 120/barrel and spike inflation into May 2024 so enjoy these cheap gas prices while you can. Seasonally gas prices bottom by March and peak in May and June. Crude oil above 80.00 will signal a push to 100.00 and let the cat out of the bag and it will not want to come back. The Houthis in the Red Sea seem to have all kinds of messy plans with Iran behind their back and China pouring 400 billion into Iran.


Tech stocks are showing signs of exhaustion at publication but NQ 100 futures still could get to 18580 or 18800 or even 19000 before it’s done.  TESLA put in a top late in 2023 and has been falling since, and may hit 160.00 before it bounces.  It should have trouble after March 6th In our minds, it is toast as the reality of EVs shoved down our throats has shown up in winter stalls, limited battery charges, and shorter driving ranges and hours of recharges. If you are lucky to have one and charge in your garage, not sure your electric bill is happy. The reality of EVs being shoved down our throats and the con-game involved is clearer. Yes, they are wonderful and help the environment but gas or coal may still need to be burned to allow your plug-in. Waiting for the solar panel adaptor version?


Gold continues to play a game of Lucy with Charlie Brown having the football pulled out from under him. We do expect it to take off the first few weeks of March and larger cycles are supportive into May and July. If NATO pushes for war, gold will finally have its day.  Larger cycle highs for gold are due in the May and 2024 inflationary high cycles. Given the state of the world’s debt, gold will continue to do well so buy those gold necklaces for when your cash will be worthless.

You can play gold with ETFs like GLD and GDX (Gold Miners) and we cover them in our newsletter and watch entries into December. We have a gold cycle higher into 2024 and 2025 for now. Gold could accelerate in a crisis to 2500 into the year 2025 and projects 2700. Stay on top of our daily forecasts with newsletters.


Bitcoin has been taking off with volume on Bitcoin futures being huge and the reality of Bitcoin ETF’s taking the investment community’s imagination. Weekly charts point to the third wave going to 69781-70000. Pullbacks on the weekly larger chart  suggest 46000 may be the best entry and not clear when but not sure when or if as this is the new and only game in town. Given the momentum, we cannot count on a major pullback.

Fund managers are projecting 200,000k Bitcoin on the news into next year but we have seen these wild assertions before. Still, our larger cycles are friendly into 2026.

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 Feb 28,  2024. New information comes in daily. If you are a trader or investor, consider my Fortucast newsletters which are published daily at A trial subscription is 97.00/month. If you want to learn financial astrology visit my website at 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 Astro-Yoga and his professional astrological website is He can be reached at




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