S&P500 lost 82 points last week. I was also expecting a market that would end slightly lower.
Here is the expected breakdown for the week of December 19, 2022, to December 23, 2022.
A new monthly solar return chart begins on December 19 that will remain in effect until January 16, 2023. Jupiter is about to leave the sign Pisces, and it is present in the sixth house. This is a negative factor. The key planet, Mars, is retrograde and occupies the ninth house in the Gemini sign, a sign of its enemy Mercury. This is also a negative factor. The second house is occupied by two fallen planets, Moon and Ketu, the south node. This configuration can present serious difficulties. The only helpful factor is the conjunction of Venus and Mercury in the fourth house. Overall, in my view, this month may be challenging for the U.S. stock markets.
The compressed Vimshottri dasha planet for Dec 19 -22 is Rahu. Rahu occupies the 8th house in the sign Taurus. It is very close to retrograde Uranus. It may, therefore, give poor results. The market may therefore move lower during this period.
Jupiter is the compressed Dasha planet for the period Dec 23 – 26. Jupiter occupies the 6th house in the sign Pisces. It is weak as it is about to change the sign. Therefore, during this period, the indexes may end only slightly higher.
Transits during this week: Mercury and Venus transit through Capricorn during this week. Sun joins them on Dec 22. Venus is not combust now. Rahu transits Taurus and Ketu Scorpio. They make a square aspect with Saturn in Aquarius. The moon moves in Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn. The Moon makes more unfavorable aspects during the week. The Moon cycle is on the downswing until Dec 21. This setup can cause the stock market to go lower on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, flat on Thursday, and higher on Friday. The market is closed on Thursday.