Aug 16 – Aug 20, 2021

S&P500 gained 32 points last week. I was expecting a flat/slightly higher market. 

Here is the expected breakdown of the week of  August 16, 2021 – August 20, 2021.

The compressed Vimshottri Dasha planet for the period  August 14 – August 18 is Jupiter. Jupiter is in its own sign Pisces in the fifth house. It may therefore produce a positive effect on the stock market and may push the indexes to go higher.

A new monthly solar return chart is applicable from August 19, which would remain in effect until September 18, 2021. The lord of the month is Mercury, which is present in the fifth house in its own sign, Virgo.  Mercury has a close company with its enemy Mars. The strength of Mercury, therefore, is reduced. This conjunction weakens Mars though. Rahu is present in the second house in a friendly sign Gemini. The second house also has the benefic aspect of Jupiter from the tenth house.  Three planets, Sun, Saturn, and Venus occupy their own signs which is a very good feature of the chart.  This month, therefore, may be a mildly good month for the US stocks, where the indexes can end slightly higher.

The compressed Vimshottri Dasha planet for the period  August 19 – August 20 is Sun. Sun is in its own sign Leo and has the aspect of truly benefic Jupiter. It may therefore produce a positive effect on the stock market and may push the indexes to go higher.

Transits during this week:  Mars is in Virgo. Venus enters Libra, and Mercury enters Virgo, the signs they rule. Sun and retrograde Saturn already occupy their own signs.   Moon transits Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius, none of which can be considered good. This setup can cause the stock market to go higher. 

Overall this week, the market may go Slightly HIGHER.