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Markets in 2017

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The year 2017, when challenging economic conditions will be on the stage and the markets will fluctuate notably, will probably be remembered as a year which is both open to speculations and which will also bring interesting opportunities. When the aspects of the planets, which represent the long-termed influences, are considered, we may conclude that we are now in a challenging period but we have not reached the critical point yet. We will reach this critical point by 2019-2020.

Although we will be faced with some crisis in the markets, we will also see that some factors will bring some adjustments. These factors are:

  • Saturn and Uranus will be in trine most of the year.
  • Jupiter and Saturn will be in sextile until autumn and in mutual reception. (Jupiter in Libra where Saturn is exalted and Saturn in Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter.)
  • In May, North Node will shift in Leo and South Node in Aquarius. According to McWhirter theory, except the other factors, this shift indicates that the markets will peak.
  • After North Node passes through the sign of Leo, Saturn and Uranus trine with North Node will be active. Jupiter will also be in sextile with North Node until it enters Scorpio on October 10th.

These positive factors indicate that the markets will not yet hit rock bottom despite challenging conditions. However, when other indicators are considered, we see that this year will be a tough year in terms of economics. Now, let’s have a look of them.

Similarities with 1929 and 1987

One of the most important planets in terms of studying the long-termed market trends is Saturn. In 2017, Saturn will pass through the degrees that it passed in 1929 and 1987, when markets were faced with depression and collapse. These collapses and crisis coincide with the periods that Saturn passed through the Galactic Center (Sagittarius 26°).

The transit of a planet from the Galactic Center is important because the Galactic Center helps this planet to manifest its qualities more efficiently and to reflect the values it represents more significantly.

Saturn will transit from the 26th degree of Sagittarius twice between February and May 2017. Within this period, we see that Pluto will transit from the opposite of its position in the chart of Great Depression in 1929 which was 19° Cancer. Vesta will be in conjunction with Pluto of Great Depression chart as well. There will be a Grand Cross in cardinal signs at the date when Saturn returns to its place in Great Depression chart. These factors indicate a tough period in economy and market fluctuations between February and May. Below you may see the chart Saturn’s first contact with its degree in the chart of Great Depression; the inner wheel shows the Great Depression in 1929 and the outer wheel shows when Saturn reaches the same degree in 2017.

Similarities with 1879, 1893, 1920 and 1934

Jupiter-Uranus opposition until the last quarter of the year is another factor that points out ups-and-downs and fluctuations due to unexpected events. In August 1879, when the opposition between these two planets was compelling, there was a depression and index was below its normal values. In May 1893, there was a panic in the markets and index fell dramatically. In October 1920, index again fell sharply. In August 1934, index was low again. (LCdr.David Williams, Financial Astrology, pages 81-86)

In the Winter Solstice chart, that we erect before the beginning of each year for evaluating the quarterly period, we see that Jupiter-Uranus opposition is about to reach exact degrees. The aspect which will be exact as on December 26, 2016 suggests that we are about to enter the year with fluctuations in the economics. Below you may see the chart of winter solstice.

On this day, when Mercury-Pluto conjunction will make a T-square with the Jupiter-Saturn opposition, Mercury will retrograde in Capricorn. Mercury-Pluto conjunction at the apex of the T-square in the 2nd house of the chart for New York signifies financial problems. 

Jupiter-Uranus opposition will be repeated twice in 2017: on March 3rd and September 28th. March is more significant than the other date as Venus will start its retrograde motion on March 4th. Consequently, we may see a fall in the markets by the beginning of March and tough market conditions may prevail until mid-April. Planetary positions indicate that the markets will possibly be relieved and the winds will change by the second half of April.

Jupiter-Pluto square, which is another long-termed aspect, also points out some other critical periods in terms of finances. This aspect will repeat twice, one on March 30th and the other on August 4th. When this square reaches its exact degree on March 30th, Pluto will be at 19° Capricorn, which is the opposite of its position in the chart of Great Depression and will indicate a tough period in terms of economy. Below you may see the chart of the moment when Jupiter-Pluto square reaches its exact degree reflected on the chart of the Great Depression.

Mars is also transiting from the opposite degree of its position in the Great Depression chart and triggering the Chiron-North Node opposition. Transit Chiron is in square with Saturn in the Great Depression chart. Saturn, being so close to its position in the Great Depression chart, already indicates stress. Transit Nodes trigger the Nodes of the Great Depression chart and transit Sun corresponds to the mid-point of Mercury-Uranus opposition of the same chart.

April seems to be a critical month as Jupiter-Pluto square will be highly active. Additionally, four planets will retrograde: Mercury in Taurus, Venus in Pisces, Jupiter in Libra and Saturn in Sagittarius. All these retrograde motions are related with Venus and Jupiter and the signs they rule; in modern astrology Venus is the planet associated with financial issues and in traditional astrology Jupiter is the main significator of financial issues.

When we examine the eclipses of this year on New York Stock Exchange chart, we see that the Lunar Eclipse on February 10th creates a tension on this chart. When we erect the eclipse chart based on New York, the ASC degree of that chart is projected on NYSE chart’s Mars in 18° Virgo. The eclipse degree triggers the Uranus-Pluto opposition in NYSE chart and is close to degree of Pluto. Additionally, Jupiter-Uranus opposition triggers the planets in the Aries-Libra axis in NYSE chart. Below, you may see the Lunar Eclipse chart projected on NYSE chart.

The Moon in the progressed chart of NYSE will enter a new phase on February 3, 2017: the Full Moon. Full Moon will bring confrontation and bring the truths to the surface; a balloon blown up too much seems to be about to explode. Considering the coming year in terms of economy, the dates below are remarkable:

January 12thPlanetary positions around the full moon and their influences on the NYSE chart indicate market fluctuations. Grand Square formed with the Full Moon and the Jupiter-Uranus opposition triggers the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune in the NYSE chart. Transit Mars is opposing Mars in 18° Virgo, in the 2nd house of NYSE chart. This first financial turbulence of 2017 may be experienced around this Full Moon.

February 6thJupiter, the planet of finances, is starting its retrograde motion on this date. This retro indicates avoiding taking risks, lack of enthusiasm in the markets and steps backwards. By the Lunar Eclipse on February 11th in Aquarius, when the influences of the retrograde period will be felt, the markets may fall rapidly. Although the prices may increase towards the Solar Eclipse on February 26th, planetary positions indicate a fall by the end of the month. Before the end of February, nearly one week before the eclipse, profit will be realized and big risks may be avoided in the markets. Around February 26th, gold prices may rise. Starting from February, we will be entering into a four and a half month period in which financial conditions will vary and speculations will prevail.

March 4thVenus retrograde, which is the other significator of recession, will start. Venus, drawing a pentagram in its tour in Zodiac, reaches the same degree in every 8 years. As Venus will come closer to the degree where it started its retrograde 8 years ago on March 7th, 2009, a similar market fluctuation may be experienced. We may advice the inverters to analyze on March 2009.

April 11th: Planetary alignments in the chart of that Full Moon represent that an extreme fluctuation may be seen around this date. In April as four planets that signify finances will be in retrograde motion, including Mercury retrograde in Taurus, Venus retrograde in Pisces, Jupiter retrograde in Libra and Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius, the first half of April will be extremely tough. Following the days after the full moon on April 11th, considering the planetary positions, markets may recover and an increase trend may start.

May 9thLunar Nodes, which are related with fated changes, will shift to Leo/Aquarius axis. After this shift, as the Lunar Nodes will be in compatible aspects with the planets that represent long-termed market conditions, markets will be relieved in the second half of the year when compared with the first half. However, there are still some dates when we should be cautious.

July 27thWithin the two weeks before the Sun-Mars conjunction reaches exact degree, markets may revive. During this energetic period, a rise may be seen. By this date, energy may start falling and the excitement in the markets may again decrease. Gold prices may probably rise in July.

August 7thBetween the Lunar Eclipse on this date and August 14th, a fall is likely and purchases may be made as there is a possibility of increase after these dates.  Around the Solar Eclipse on August 21st, gold may be popular since the Sun and Mars will be close to the North Node in Leo. 

September 3rdAround this date, Mercury and Mars will trigger the eclipse degree in Leo. Gold prices may rise due to chivalrous purchases. However we must keep in mind that unexpected downfall is possible as Mercury retrogrades in Leo, beginning from the degree where the eclipse occurred (28 Leo°).

October 10th: Jupiter, the planet representing expansion and growth, is entering Scorpio.  When Saturn, the planet representing reduction, entered Scorpio we saw a fall in gold prices. So, Jupiter entering is Scorpio may increase gold prices. When planets change signs, we see short-termed changes in market conditions.

November 7th: Venus will enter Scorpio on this date and be in close degrees with Jupiter until November 13th. We may see a short-termed increase in gold prices between 7 and 13 November.  The prices which peak around the date when the conjunction becomes exact may start falling after this date. Vesta-Uranus opposition which reaches the exact degree on November 8th may bring an important decrease by this date. Purchases may be made a short time after this date.

December 1stMars-Uranus exact conjunction will bring expected and sharp falls in the markets. The chart of December 21st winter solstice represents when Saturn enters Capricorn countries will take some precautions in finances and also protect their boundaries better. By looking at the USA chart, we may predict that economic measures should be taken strictly. 2018-2020 periods seem to be tough for USA…


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