"Reality is frequently inaccurate." - Douglas Adams, from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The New Moon in Aries, under the intoxicating influence of Neptune attempts to follow the script set by the Equinox chart. (Read The Spring Equinox, March 20, 2013)
Neptune and Jupiter rule the Pisces rising chart of the New Moon.
An Astrological Trip Around the New Moon in Aries Chart
The New Moon (Sun/ Moon) is in the first house with Uranus, Mars and Venus - Mercury is conjunct the Ascendant
The Sun and Moon in the first house conjunct Venus and Mars is indicative of investor discontent. There will be days of volatility in the market - emphasized by Uranus also being in the first house square Pluto. Discontentment creates conditions that take unexpected turns.
In financial astrology, Venus represents money, profit and the value of stocks.
Venus in the first house is usually a very positive influence, however, she is now in a sign of her detriment - Aries - and conjunct Mars. Contrary to her natural nature, she is the Female Warrior who wants what she wants, when she wants it, and she wants it now. Investors want to be in stocks, but want reliable performing stocks. You will see investors selling more risky small and mid-cap stocks and buying DOW stocks.
Mercury is in the twelfth house on the cusp of the Ascendant.
Whenever a planet is within 5 degrees of the Ascendant its energy is thrust forward, becoming very prominent in the first house. Mercury in any house actively engages a sense of busyness in areas represented by the house.
When it is well aspected it increases trade and work, and new enterprises - when afflicted, the media can get involved in personal attacks - there can be accusations and libelous actions. Mercury afflicted is indicative of much discontent.
Mercury in Pisces is in its detriment – meaning its natural energy is thwarted. That being so, Mercury in Pisces in this New Moon's first house supports the dissatisfaction and unexpected conditions the other planets bring to the first house.
Sun in Aries is exalted - keep that in mind! When the Aries Sun is in its "home" - the first house - it is very strong regardless what challenges arise. The placement of the Sun in the first house promises prosperity, and the Aries Sun is determined to push the market further.
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On the web site, read what houses Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are transiting and the interpretation of the planets in the houses.
Also, take note of the Moon Phases section and get the "Head's Up" - upcoming astrological events list.
FORECAST 2013 has an index-by-index analysis of Moon Trading across major American, European, Asian and Australian stock indices showing variations in the performance which can help traders time Entry and Exit levels for greatly enhanced profitability - the analysis also identifies those of the major indices where following the phases of the Moon can dramatically cut profits, or even result in large losses.
Read Randall Ashbourne's 2011 article, The Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle