Thank you all for your support and encouragement during a year of transition.
FORECAST 2013, by Randall Ashbourne, is now available to purchase in our astrology shop.
If you have been following the blog, or reading the Eye of Ra at, www.theidiotandthemoon.com, you already know that Randall doesn't hold back - interjecting his Aussie sense of humor when discussing the various markets. His latest book, The Idiot & The Moon, FORECAST 2013 doesn't disappoint. Regardless where the planets are, or what the planets are "doing", Randall gives us step-by-step, page by page, exactly what we need to know in order to make money each month - everything we need to know in 2013 from January through December to increase profitability and protect our capital.
Read the article, Just Another Winter's Solstice The Solstice chart gives us an astrological reason and understanding as to why Congress and the President finally passed legislation in the 12th hour to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Now, we deal with the result of that legislation in January's Mercurial New Moon in Capricorn chart.
New Moons are a time of hope and optimism - we have been through the darkness and have come to the light at the end of the tunnel. It is typically a time when the market is up regardless of the trend.
Difficult aspects this month aren't exact at the time of the New Moon. Saturn and Mars have already squared off. There is still a sense of optimism lingering from the energy initiated in the Solstice chart, which will continue to influence the market through March. There is a belief that economic problems will work themselves out. Neptune in Pisces doesn't like facing harsh reality, and the reality of the National debt needs to be dealt with - so we stick our heads in the sand.
The New Moon (Sun/ Moon) and the chart ruler, Mercury, are conjunct in the 8th house The New Moon always brings the matters of the house it resides in to the front, and the eighth house in financial astrology is a Money House. Other people's money - and assets - to be exact. It is all about taxes, debt, inheritance, royalties, dividends, interest rates and insurance, ...and, well you get the picture, right? The New Moon here is a representation of the increase in revenue through various forms of taxation that was agreed upon in order to prevent going over the Fiscal Cliff. Wall Street may not like the new taxes, but is far happier with what it got compared to the uncertainty of what may have occurred if an agreement had not been reached.
Mercury conjunct the New Moon is beneficial. Bills in Congress continue to make headway. Mercury here is good for research projects in Education. Again, plenty of speech making this month with Mercury conjunct the New Moon and ruling the chart. Doctors, lawyers and accountants will be busy!
Click to read this article in full on the astrologicalinvesting.com web site. Read the interpretation of the planets in houses, 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