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ASTRO-FINANCE FOR APRIL 2023

ASTRO-FINANCE FOR APRIL 2023
Mar 2023

ASTRO-FINANCE FOR APRIL 2023

By Barry Rosen

GENERAL ECONOMIC INSIGHTS:

The banking crisis is on everyone's minds, and while we have been reassured

that all is fine, we all know better. We are moving toward the Jupiter/Rahu

conjunction, which is a signature for bankruptcy, and it happens in the True Node

system on June 2nd, and a bit earlier in the Mean Node system. We saw a

banking crisis in 2007-8 when Jupiter and Rahu were conjunct in Capricorn. Its

impact will be felt within 3 degrees by mid-May. Have we learned our lessons?

The signal that went out to the banking industry with Silicon Valley Bank is that

be irresponsible and the government will bail you out.

We have the US debt ceiling crisis coming to a head in June, and some pundits

that world leaders want to crash the system and reset it, as they have trillions of

dollars of debt from mismanaging their budgets for years. If they crash the

system, they can save the day with helicopter money and FED-issued debit

cards, the CBDCs that have been signed into law by Biden. The big problem is

that once they know every dollar you spend and where they can restrict how you

spend it. You can easily see how the green agenda can be implemented more

easily this way, but they could have more nefarious designs.

The difference between now and the 30s is that we can create helicopter money

out of the air and issue US debit cards, and the FED is ready to implement

CBDCs. The problem is that they can see exactly where you are spending your

money, and they may not like it if you spend it in the wrong place, and they may

let you know that your allowance is in jeopardy if you do not conform. How long

this will all take to manifest is still a guess, but you can see the handwriting on

the wall. The IMF wants to move the world in this direction and I guess that it will

be a necessity within three years.

Based on stock market cycles, the banking crisis would appear to happen in

June and July and be complete in early August. The debt ceiling crisis may be

tied to it. The dollar will be a victim and major allies are now switching to side

with China as Saudi Arabia and Brazil are the current countries leaving the

Petrodollar world where the dollar is not the center reserve currency for the world,

it will be a different world. My projection on the US Dollar index is 73.20 this year

and that would be about a 35% fall.

At some point, we have to issue a special report on this. Putting money into

short-term treasuries is always a good thing to do, and luckily it is easier now

with Treasury Direct. https://www.treasurydirect.gov/. Gold coins and bags of

silver quarters have already inflated and are hard to get, but you can buy gold

jewelry and chains that have investment quality, and you can look at this website:

https://mene.com/investors. The script has been toward pushing your money

into the big banks like Bank of America and Citibank and Chase but the point of

that is that small regional banks are harder to control. Many of them may be fine

but if psychology moves people to withdraw and consolidate their money, then it

will be easier to control. As always, it's good to have your money in multiple

places and we cannot get into fear mode but be practical. Please get advice

from sound money managers and be practical. We are not wanting to create fear

but astrology is in crisis mode for banking.

We sense that the banking crisis will accelerate in June/July and August of this

year. In May, the stock market may rally as a result of a pause in FED hikes, but

this will be temporary.

If you do research, the world numbers do not add up properly for banks and

insurance.

As Fulford notes, "against this conservative $8 trillion loss estimate US banks

insured by the FDIC have nearly $24 trillion in assets while the FDIC only has

$125 billion in its war chest. Even this $125 billion is gone because US banks

borrowed $153 billion at a punitive 4.75% against collateral at the discount

window. This is more than during the Lehman crisis of 2008. This does not even

take into consideration the quadrillions of losses the banks have on derivatives

gambles. In a sign this time even, central banks are going down, the Dutch

central bank lost close to half a billion euros last, year, its first loss since the

great depression of 1931."

GEOPOLITICS:

We have many geo-political tensions rising as we move into April. There is some

climax with Saturn moving toward a 60-degree sextile in the true node system

into April 13th and the difficult three-degree orb will be dominating until May. In

general, Saturn/Rahu aspects increase tension and stress, and with the aspect of

Aries, a sign connected to Mars and fighting, something is going to pop up in

Europe and Ukraine and we still have China playing games in Taiwan as the US

continues its game of chicken in the skies with Chinese planes. China/Taiwan

cycles look better for a conflict in the year 2025. Saturn will also be trining Ketu

between Libra and Aquarius around 8-11 degrees from April 1st to May 6th and

this will increase world tensions and increase unexpected events.

We did have Rahu and Jupiter conjunct in Aries in May 1929 and the market

crashed the following October of 1929. Jupiter governs banks and in 1987 we

also had Jupiter in Aries, which is a bearish sign and it has contributed to bank

crises in the past. In 2007-8 during the last banking crisis, we had Jupiter

conjunct Rahu in Capricorn. The lag time has been there in the past for stocks

crash as the first reaction is that the FOMC will ease rates and the market is

always buying 6 months ahead but the reality of recessionary action will hit and

earnings will be down. We have been looking for a difficult time for US stocks in

September/October/November. But first, we may get a euphoric rally in April and

May if there are no x-factors in the world.

Usually, the stock market rallies on false optimism the first part of the in the exact

conjunction of Sun and Jupiter is on April 10-11th. Mercury/Rahu conjunctions

are usually good for stock market rallies also and we have that happening the

first week of April. This might hold stocks up for the first part of April despite

some of the deep and difficult crosscurrents from Saturn aspecting Rahu and

Ketu and this is traditionally climbing a wall of worry.

We have a cycle high for gold into May and did not see the sharp surge coming

in late March--but we did know there was a bounce due then. During the

banking crisis in 2008, gold fell so it may not go straight up but we like it into

early May. Gold is far from done and always does well with Sun in Leo in the fall

and Jupiter will be aspecting Leo when it goes into Aries on April 21st. We have

a gold cycle higher into 2024 for now. While the bankers have manipulated gold

for 12 years and lost lawsuits proving that they did, they are running out of

money to play this game and many gold cycles look strong in the year 2028. We

doubt that gold will go below 1890 and it will probably have a short pullback into

March 31st and then take off the first week of April again. Gold could easily be at

2245 by the May high.

I have not had enough time to look at all the astrology for the next few years but

big the world debt crisis is not going to go away these problems have been

boiling and brewing for years and governments make wars to get out of crises as

was the case with World War 2 after the depression. I have a sense that 2023 is

a better year for prosperity in the first 1/2 of the year than 2024 but there is a

steady decline coming from the US as we move into later years in the decade

and having your gardens and greenhouses, sources of power, and being in safe

communities are things to think about. The recession is coming this year as

Jupiter moves into Aries and will be aspected exactly 60 degrees into June 19,

The stock market will initially like a recession as it means the FED will be

forced to lower rates in the 2nd half of the year and the market is already trading

that idea. That may produce the April/May rally with patterns on the S & P

projecting 4300.

Natural gas looks like it has a long-term uptrend and has bottomed and should

be higher into the year 2025. May futures should hold at 1.80. Europe avoided a

crisis with a mild winter but how long with that last? Natural gas futures are an

Aquarius rising and Saturn going back into Aquarius for the next two years will

ultimately help this market. Still, UNG, the ETF for natural gas did bottom at 7.00

but could go lower if futures push to 1.80. Natural gas should rally to 13.00

eventually and there are still shortages in the world even if the European cold

winter did not manifest this year.

Worldwide food shortages will also fuel inflation as grain cycles are set for a

cycle high into May 2024. There are grain future ETFs like SOYB for soybeans

and CORN for corn and WEAT for wheat. We do see a cycle low into the week of

April 2-7th that will do well this year as there are several drought cycles due to hit

the Midwest this summer and only Mars in watery nakshatras may save us a bit.

BAL is the ETF for cotton. Grain futures may not bottom until early April when a

wet spring will delay plantings and then we will have a hot summer. At

publication, Cargill pulled out of Russia and that ignited a wheat rally.

April 2024 is a pivotal moment for the US. It is the month of another total Solar

Eclipse on April 8th, 2024, totally crossing the United States during the day,

much like the one we saw in 2017. This time the US faces a Pluto return with

Pluto returning the degree of its birth when the US is founded in 1776. Past Pluto

returns for other great civilizations like Rome did lead to a major dethroning of

power and it is clear that China wants to take over the mantle of a world leader

and that the US is sinking. Can it be saved? The US was created when Pluto

was in Abhijit Nakshatra (Capricorn 6.40-11.13) which is connected to victory and

power. The good news is the Pluto return which goes into 2024-25 may rekindle

and allow the US to overthrow many of the dark forces (including China) that

want to take the US down. There will be a crisis next year but I am more hopeful

now and Jupiter in Taurus on June 2, 2024, will be trining Pluto to give it the

power for positive transformation.

STOCK MARKET 2023:

The market has been very choppy with only Nasdaq and Tech finding gains this

year as hopes for lower interest rates tend to help tech stock. We do not like

Saturn sextiling Rahu in April for more anxiety now Saturn trining Ketu which can

create unexpected things falling apart. The Solar eclipse for April 20th is at 5

degrees Aries and is going to increase tensions.

Often world leaders tend to fall with Solar eclipses within a few months and many

are on the ropes including Macron, Netanyahu, and even Biden. The stock

should be higher with the Sun/Jupiter conjunction into April 10-11th creating false

optimism and once the FOMC meeting on May 3rd is out of the way, it could

continue higher into May. The market may retreat from April 12- April 25th but

then hopes for a pause in rates may allow a rally into the FOMC meeting and

afterward.

We are friendly for a cycle high into late May and possibly a few weeks later with

the Jupiter sextile to Saturn into June 19th being key. Saturn retrograde will

dampen any spirits if the US can hold off the Budget Crisis. The banking crisis

and problems in Europe are the big X- factors. We are open to a recovery on the

S & P cash to 4300 this spring at best if the market crisis gets delayed into

June when we think it will be more severe. This summer could fall to 3450 on the

S & P and then 2750 into the fall.

GOLD: We have a cycle high for gold into May and did not see the sharp surge

coming in late March--but we did know there was a bounce due then. During the

banking crisis in 2008, gold fell so it may not go straight up but we like it into

early May. Gold is far from done and always does well with Sun in Leo in the fall

and Jupiter will be aspecting Leo when it goes into Aries on April 21st. We have

a gold cycle higher into 2024 for now. Gold could accelerate in a crisis to 2245

and then have a deep pullback into the summer. Stay on top of our daily

forecasts with Fortucast.com newsletters.

CRYPTOS: Bitcoin has come back from the dead and has been the best-

performing asset this year. The Bitcoin chart would have Jupiter opposing natal

Mercury into the third week of April and that should ignite another spurt in April.

Expect a new Congress to legislate cryptos--which may at first appear to be a

good thing--but is more manipulation as world governments do not want

competition for their worthless printed money. Will they succeed? They seem to

be slowly killing off the Crypto banks.

TECH STOCKS: Tesla would be a better buy at 180 but if it takes out 205, we

will see 240, and tech stocks are not done with their rally on the spring target for

NQ 100 futures would be 14000 and a more ideal buy point would be 12600-

12500 if we get it.

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 March 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 practicing Vedic astrology since

He has visited and studied in India on 4 occasions and has spoken

numerous times at the American Council of Vedic Astrology Conferences in

Sedona, AZ since 1999 and also at the British Association of Vedic Astrologers in

London since 2006. He has been involved in Vedic culture since 1973 and is a

long-time meditation and yoga teacher and a published poet. He has had many

Vedic astrology teachers including Komilla Sutton, Marc Boney, and Robert

Koch, and has taken several mini-seminars from Sanjay Rath. In the last seven

years, he has moved away from his specialty in Investment and Mundane

astrology to his fascination with the psychological and spiritual dimensions of

Vedic astrology. He is the author of five books on Vedic astrology including The

2018-2020 Vedic Almanac series, Finding Your Blind Spots Using Vedic

Astrology, Signs of Life from the Astrological Zodiac: The Spiritual

Dimensions of Planets, Signs, and Houses in Vedic Astrology and

Mysteries of Saturn and Capricorn: Mastering the Energies for Growth and

Transformation. They are all also available through Amazon.

He 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 protected].

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