June 19 – 23, 2017: Weekly financial astrology predictions

Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes  due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.

At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) —  either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).

Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.

Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).

USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.

USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.

China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.

Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.

Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.

USA: Increased probability of surprising events related to financial institutions, banks, rates, end-of-life insurance, construction, healthcare (esp. of elderly), prisons, secretive activities, navy, chemicals, pollution, contamination, diseases, nuclear waste, etc. This influence will last a few months: from May through the end of Oct 2017 (increasing around June 14 and Sep 24) and will pick back up in 2018 to culminate around March 14 to through Apr 20 (esp. around Apr 1). The issues may arise suddenly and involve abrupt start/ending of some project, problems with electric supply or IT systems, sudden turn of events, unexpected twists/turnabouts, sudden technology failures but also innovations, etc. The origin of these issues will likely be risky activities, stock market volatility, or some sort of a gamble. There may be much drama surrounding some issue (probably military or some new high tech initiative) — the issue could be related to IT, technology, telecoms, and aerospace (e.g., problems with airlines, IT equipment, electric supply, electronic banking, or data processing). In sum, some risky activity may cause a sudden problem for financial institutions and/or healthcare, etc. and cause some secrets to be exposed or the activity itself will be a hidden one (sudden hacking? sudden spread of nuclear contamination or some disease?).

China: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc.

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Continued increased focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military). These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), improving organization, enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success (e.g., securing legal permits, international collaboration, etc.). Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built). Good time for projects in the areas above (e.g., IT, electricity, aerospace, travel, etc.) that involve international collaboration or involve multinational organizations — these projects will move forward with relative ease. This influence will gradually lessen over the next few weeks through about July 5, 2017. The next phase of these projects or some new related projects may be initiated in late Oct-Nov of 2017.

Global: Tense week. Stress that has been building up (conflicts, aggression, or possibly tensions inside the earth crust, etc.) may be released in mid/late June via some upsetting events (e.g., problems with power grids, earthquakes, or some other large-scale disruptions). At the same time, around mid-June, there will be an increased probability of some troubling events inSyria (possibly related to chemicals or deception). See “Glance ahead” section below for details.

USA: As last week, increased focus on leadership (esp. male or masculine leaders), lawyers, laws, and legal matters. Some excess is likely — going overboard, disregarding borders/limits or laws, high-profile lawsuits, overcommitting [due to international pressure] or breaking some commitment [to international community], etc. Also, pressure from international community may be perceived as at odds with what is good for the country — the disagreement may be related to difference in beliefs (what is the right thing to do), culture, and/or immigration issues.

USA: “Increased probability of surprising events related to financial institutions, banks, rates, end-of-life insurance, construction, healthcare (esp. of elderly), prisons, secretive activities, navy, chemicals, pollution, contamination, diseases, nuclear waste, etc. This influence will last a few months: from May through the end of Oct 2017 (increasing around June 14 and Sep 24)”  —> see Long-term prediction section above for details.

USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement but also some restructuring of the government and/or changes in corporate policies to accommodate new goals or new leaders. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations (effective till end of July). Also, increased focus on banks, taxes, loans, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these things may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical. Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about profits from domestic initiatives, incl. banks’ assets, real estate, home-land security, farming, and food production.

China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses (effective till end of July) may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders). Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about banks, investments, financial institutions, and [increased] earnings.

China: Stock market, trading, investments, and international agreements may be featured in the news more prominently than usual. Agreements will probably go well and involve international parties and major expansion goals (e.g., more trade, more investments, more sales, more international shipping, etc.). There is also an increased probability of excess of some sort, such as expanding too fast or too far (crossing borders or moving borders) — expansion may go smoothly at this time, but can be hard to sustain long term. Commitments made at this time may be hard to keep when the rapid expansion energy passes (in a few weeks). Some “fine print” may be overlooked at this time in order to reach agreements on larger issues, but pesky small details may come back for review/discussion in a few weeks.

China: May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.

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JUN 19, 2017 (MON): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%).

Jun 19-21 — Some legal issues or international negotiations may be in focus — related to finance/banks/money and oil, chemicals, pharma, or deception. For ex., something may need to be resolved in court, or, some laws may affect earnings from these industries. Legal issues and/or international connections may become a bottle neck to be dealt with in order for business to proceed as usual.

June 15-27 (esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24) — Increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications  (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts.

There is an increased possibility of an earthquake, significant solar flare, and/or a serious power outage. If there is a major  earthquake, it could possibly occur in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.

JUN 20, 2017 (TUE): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%).

June 20-21 — Busy news days. News may be depressing/stressful or at least, focused on some serious facts. On the 20th, the focus may be on retail sales, IT, and travel/communications. On the 21st, the focus will probably switch to homeland security, land, farming, food, real estate, and banks’ assets.

JUN 21, 2017 (WED): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%).

JUN 22, 2017 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%).

Jun 22-23 — Increased market moves, excessive buying/selling, increased focus on legal issues or international agreements (esp. related to homeland security, real estate, land, farming, and food); also, increased news about military expansion.

USA: Jun 22-23 — Increased news about finance/banks as well as government employees, service industries, healthcare, and international organizations. There may be reports about profits from food, real estate, or farming.

USA: Jun 22-25 — Increased focus on military, laws/legal issues, international connections, and leaders. There may be anger or aggressive disagreements surrounding these issues. On Jun 23-25 — increased danger of accidents or violence for male leaders.

China: Jun 22-25 — Increased focus on stock market and entertainment industry — likely, some problems, anger, and disagreements or rush/risky moves. Also, toward the end of the week and over the weekend (to escalate early next week), we may hear about tensions or accidents involving military, navy, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or deception (e.g., hacking). Alternatively, military may be mobilized to deal with floods, poisoning, chemical spill, etc.

JUN 23, 2017 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%).

June 23 and 27 — increased market activity, greater than usual moves. On the 27,  there could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).

Sat/Sun (24-25) — weekend looks stressful too. Continued increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, etc. as well as increased military tensions.

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>>>> Glance ahead, global (repeated from last week):

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.

June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.

July 5-7, +- few days  and possibly the entire following week, esp. the 14th and 16th — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US,  and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds. July 7 looks significant and stressful for weather, accidents, disasters, earthquakes, or some other large-scale problems.

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>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):

As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).

With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.

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>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):

Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.

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June 12 – 16, 2017: Weekly financial astrology predictions

Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes  due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.

At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) —  either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).

Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.

Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).

USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.

USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.

China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.

Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.

Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.

USA: Increased probability of surprising events related to financial institutions, banks, rates, end-of-life insurance, construction, healthcare (esp. of elderly), prisons, secretive activities, navy, chemicals, pollution, contamination, diseases, nuclear waste, etc. This influence will last a few months: from May through the end of Oct 2017 (increasing around June 14 and Sep 24) and will pick back up in 2018 to culminate around March 14 to through Apr 20 (esp. around Apr 1). The issues may arise suddenly and involve abrupt start/ending of some project, problems with electric supply or IT systems, sudden turn of events, unexpected twists/turnabouts, sudden technology failures but also innovations, etc. The origin of these issues will likely be risky activities, stock market volatility, or some sort of a gamble. There may be much drama surrounding some issue (probably military or some new high tech initiative) — the issue could be related to IT, technology, telecoms, and aerospace (e.g., problems with airlines, IT equipment, electric supply, electronic banking, or data processing). In sum, some risky activity may cause a sudden problem for financial institutions and/or healthcare, etc. and cause some secrets to be exposed or the activity itself will be a hidden one (sudden hacking? sudden spread of nuclear contamination or some disease?).

China: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc.

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Continued increased focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military). These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), improving organization, enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success (e.g., securing legal permits, international collaboration, etc.). Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built). Good time for projects in the areas above (e.g., IT, electricity, aerospace, travel, etc.) that involve international collaboration or involve multinational organizations — these projects will move forward with relative ease. This influence will gradually lessen over the next few weeks through about July 5, 2017. The next phase of these projects or some new related projects may be initiated in late Oct-Nov of 2017.

Global: Some stress will continue building up that may be released in mid/late June via some upsetting events (e.g., problems with power grids, earthquakes, or some other large-scale disruptions). At the same time, around mid-June, there will be an increased probability of some troubling events inSyria (possibly related to chemicals or deception). See “Glance ahead” section below for details.

USA: Increased focus on leadership (esp. male or masculine leaders), lawyers, laws, and legal matters. Some excess is likely — going overboard, disregarding borders/limits or laws, high-profile lawsuits, overcommitting [due to international pressure] or breaking some commitment [to international community], etc. Also, pressure from international community may be perceived as at odds with what is good for the country — the disagreement may be related to difference in beliefs (what is the right thing to do), culture, and/or immigration issues.

USA: “Increased probability of surprising events related to financial institutions, banks, rates, end-of-life insurance, construction, healthcare (esp. of elderly), prisons, secretive activities, navy, chemicals, pollution, contamination, diseases, nuclear waste, etc. This influence will last a few months: from May through the end of Oct 2017 (increasing around June 14 and Sep 24)”  —> see Long-term prediction section above for details.

USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement but also some restructuring of the government and/or changes in corporate policies to accommodate new goals or new leaders. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations (effective till end of July). Also, increased focus on banks, taxes, loans, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these things may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical. Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about profits from domestic initiatives, incl. banks’ assets, real estate, home-land security, farming, and food production.

China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses (effective till end of July) may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders). Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about banks, investments, financial institutions, and [increased] earnings.

China: Stock market, trading, investments, and international agreements may be featured in the news more prominently than usual. Agreements will probably go well and involve international parties and major expansion goals (e.g., more trade, more investments, more sales, more international shipping, etc.). There is also an increased probability of excess of some sort, such as expanding too fast or too far (crossing borders or moving borders) — expansion may go smoothly at this time, but can be hard to sustain long term. Commitments made at this time may be hard to keep when the rapid expansion energy passes (in a few weeks). Some “fine print” may be overlooked at this time in order to reach agreements on larger issues, but pesky small details may come back for review/discussion in a few weeks.

China: May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.

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JUN 12, 2017 (MON): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). This could be an exciting day due to some developments from the US related to international relationships, laws, leaders, immigration, foreign travel, or legal disputes.

USA: June 12-13 — increased focus on international relationships, laws, international military collaboration, foreign travel, immigration, and homeland security (e.g., laws to protect it). We may hear about some decisive actions to define new goals/vision in the areas above and/or arguments over what these goals should be. There may be a desire to act fast and be assertive — probably to ensure domestic security or security/safety of the country or of [banks’] savings/earnings). Some emotional overreaction is possible (e.g., fears about security, desire to protect something, fear of loss, etc.).

China: Possibly, increased stock market volatility, problems with electricity, sudden events involving aerospace, surprises, accidents, etc. New military goals/vision (esp. involving airplanes and aerospace, IT, telecoms, high tech, etc.) may be announced at this time.

JUN 13, 2017 (TUE): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Increased focus on pharmaceuticals, healthcare, chemicals, poisons, navy, water, movies, lies, religious activities, as well as retail sales, IT, and communication services/gadgets (e.g., phones). There may be some confusion, deception, lack of clear info, missed expectations, or misrepresented products.

June 13-15 — increased concerns about international relations, immigration, foreign travel, laws, and higher education. Increased attention to leaders/important figures and their words regarding these issues — communication may not be easy or words may be taken out of context and judged harshly (e.g., some leader’s joke about immigrants may not be well received). These issues may receive greater than usual coverage in the news.

China: June 13 — increased probability of concerns about healthcare, deceptive practices, hidden costs, and unstable buildings (due to poor construction, age, covered up problems, etc.).

China: June 13-14 — improved opportunities for businesses related to banks, investments, taxes, insurance, mining, secret services/spying, and nuclear power — good time for entering into agreements, negotiating, reporting, or sharing info. Esp., on the 14th — reports (e.g., about assets of some business or its stability) may be received better than usual (even though they may not be accurate).

JUN 14, 2017 (WED): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Likely, a day of more realistic/pragmatic evaluations and less hype, hence, market may go down.

JUN 15, 2017 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). This could be a reversal (to up) day. However, heliocentric chart shows many tense aspects, so I kept the down prediction. It is possible, however, that tense helio transits will manifest more as an earthquake, power outage, bad weather, etc. and not affect the market. In that case, the market may reverse.

June 15-27 (esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24) — Increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications  (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts.

There is an increased possibility of an earthquake, significant solar flare, and/or a serious power outage. If there is a major  earthquake, it could possibly occur in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.

JUN 16, 2017 (FR): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%).

USA: Jun 16-17 (esp. 17, Sat) — Increased focus on military staff, activities, and communications.

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>>>> Glance ahead, global (repeated from last week):

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.

June 23, 27  — increased market activity, greater than usual moves (prob. down on the 23rd; 27 — could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).

June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.

July 5-7, +- few days  and possibly the entire following week, esp. the 14th and 16th — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US,  and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds. July 7 looks significant and stressful for weather, accidents, disasters, earthquakes, or some other large-scale problems.

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>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):

As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).

With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.

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>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):

Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.

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June 5 – 9, 2017: Weekly financial astrology predictions

Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes  due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.

At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) —  either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).

Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.

Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).

USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.

USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.

China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.

Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.

Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.

USA: Increased probability of surprising events related to financial institutions, banks, rates, end-of-life insurance, construction, healthcare (esp. of elderly), prisons, secretive activities, navy, chemicals, pollution, contamination, diseases, nuclear waste, etc. This influence will last a few months: from May through the end of Oct 2017 (increasing around June 14 and Sep 24) and will pick back up in 2018 to culminate around March 14 to through Apr 20 (esp. around Apr 1). The issues may arise suddenly and involve abrupt start/ending of some project, problems with electric supply or IT systems, sudden turn of events, unexpected twists/turnabouts, sudden technology failures but also innovations, etc. The origin of these issues will likely be risky activities, stock market volatility, or some sort of a gamble. There may be much drama surrounding some issue (probably military or some new high tech initiative) — the issue could be related to IT, technology, telecoms, and aerospace (e.g., problems with airlines, IT equipment, electric supply, electronic banking, or data processing). In sum, some risky activity may cause a sudden problem for financial institutions and/or healthcare, etc. and cause some secrets to be exposed or the activity itself will be a hidden one (sudden hacking? sudden spread of nuclear contamination or some disease?).

China: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc.

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Continued increased focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military). These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), improving organization, enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success (e.g., securing legal permits, international collaboration, etc.). Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built). Good time for projects in the areas above (e.g., IT, electricity, aerospace, travel, etc.) that involve international collaboration or involve multinational organizations — these projects will move forward with relative ease. This influence will gradually lessen over the next few weeks through about July 5, 2017. The next phase of these projects or some new related projects may be initiated in late Oct-Nov of 2017.

Global: Some stress will start to build up that may be released in mid/late June via some upsetting events (e.g., problems with power grids, earthquakes, or some other large-scale disruptions). At the same time, around mid-June, there will be an increased probability of some troubling events inSyria (possibly related to chemicals or deception). See “Glance ahead” section below for details.

USA: Value of US currency may go up. Around June 7 (but could be a few days before/after), there may be some important public announcement about the monetary policy, gold/silver, currency and/or about a business related to communication/transportation or retail sales (e.g., car manufacturer, social media, e-commerce, cloud computing, etc.). The announcement may also have to do with women/motherhood, food, security, investments, rates, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, nuclear power, secrets, manipulations, major transformation or even death of someone important (more likely a woman).

USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement but also some restructuring of the government and/or changes in corporate policies to accommodate new goals or new leaders. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations (effective till end of July). Also, increased focus on banks, taxes, loans, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these things may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical. Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about profits from domestic initiatives, incl. banks’ assets, real estate, home-land security, farming, and food production.

China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses (effective till end of July) may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders). Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about banks, investments, financial institutions, and [increased] earnings.

China: May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.

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JUN 05, 2017 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%).

JUN 06, 2017 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%).

JUN 07, 2017 (WED): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Increased probability of some important news — probably related to finance/banking and security/savings (some money that banks would seek to protect/secure, such as by investing in real estate).

USA: Today (but could be a few days before/after), there may be some important announcement about the monetary policy, gold/silver, or currency. Also, there may be important news about a business related to communication/transportation or retail sales (e.g., car manufacturer, social media, e-commerce, cloud computing, etc.). The announcement may also have to do with women/motherhood, food, security, savings, investments, rates, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, nuclear power, secrets, manipulations, major transformation or even death of someone important (more likely a woman). The news may involve a public event, a public figure, event that occurs at a large gathering or affects large groups of people.

USA: June 7-9 — Increased focus on financial system, workforce, governmental contracts, healthcare, diseases, service industry, and country’s participation in international organizations. There may be push for some action (e.g., to push through some measure to ensure security/safety of the country or of [banks’] savings/earnings) — some rush or aggressive action may taken that is based on feelings/emotions (to protect something, for fear of loss, etc.).

JUN 08, 2017 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Increased probability of accidents or conflicts (e.g., verbal aggression over some military-related disagreement), esp. at night or very early am.

JUN 09, 2017 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Increased probability of conflicts or disagreements over some governmental policies (some policy may be perceived as too drastic/dictatorial), esp. early am. In general, a day when we can have greater than usual market moves and/or increased trade volume.

China: On June 11 (Sun), there may be increased news about the stock market (e.g., some aggressive action may be taken that will surprise investors — it may have to do with protecting assets) and/or on the country’s new goals (esp. related to stock market and entertainment industry, incl. movies).

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>>>> Glance ahead, global (repeated from last week):

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.

June 15-27, esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24 — increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications  (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts. Regarding weather-related events, it’s worth noting that there may be an increased possibility of an earthquake and/or significant solar flare, but am less certain of this manifestation. A power outage seems the most likely scenario. Update 03.26.17: Am now leaning more toward this manifesting as an earthquake. Possibly in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.

June 23, 27  — increased market activity, greater than usual moves (prob. down on the 23rd; 27 — could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).

June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.

July 5-7, +- few days  and possibly the entire following week, esp. the 14th and 16th — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US,  and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds. July 7 looks significant and stressful for weather, accidents, disasters, earthquakes, or some other large-scale problems.

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>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):

As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).

With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.

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>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):

Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.

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May 29 – June 2, 2017: Weekly financial astrology predictions

Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes  due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.

At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) —  either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).

Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.

Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).

USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.

USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.

China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.

Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.

Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.

USA: Increased probability of surprising events related to financial institutions, banks, rates, end-of-life insurance, construction, healthcare (esp. of elderly), prisons, secretive activities, navy, chemicals, pollution, contamination, diseases, nuclear waste, etc. This influence will last a few months: from May through the end of Oct 2017 (increasing around June 14 and Sep 24) and will pick back up in 2018 to culminate around March 14 to through Apr 20 (esp. around Apr 1). The issues may arise suddenly and involve abrupt start/ending of some project, problems with electric supply or IT systems, sudden turn of events, unexpected twists/turnabouts, sudden technology failures but also innovations, etc. The origin of these issues will likely be risky activities, stock market volatility, or some sort of a gamble. There may be much drama surrounding some issue (probably military or some new high tech initiative) — the issue could be related to IT, technology, telecoms, and aerospace (e.g., problems with airlines, IT equipment, electric supply, electronic banking, or data processing). In sum, some risky activity may cause a sudden problem for financial institutions and/or healthcare, etc. and cause some secrets to be exposed or the activity itself will be a hidden one (sudden hacking? sudden spread of nuclear contamination or some disease?).

China: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc.

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Continued increased focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military). These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), improving organization, enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success (e.g., securing legal permits, international collaboration, etc.). Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built). Good time for projects in the areas above (e.g., IT, electricity, aerospace, travel, etc.) that involve international collaboration or involve multinational organizations — these projects will move forward with relative ease. This influence will gradually lessen over the next few weeks through about July 5, 2017. The next phase of these projects or some new related projects may be initiated in late Oct-Nov of 2017.

USA: Value of US currency may go up. Around June 7 (but could be a few days before/after), there may be some important public announcement about the monetary policy, gold/silver, currency and/or about a business related to communication/transportation or retail sales (e.g., car manufacturer, social media, e-commerce, cloud computing, etc.). The announcement may also have to do with women/motherhood, food, security, investments, rates, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, nuclear power, secrets, manipulations, major transformation or even death of someone important (more likely a woman).

USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement but also some restructuring of the government and/or changes in corporate policies to accommodate new goals or new leaders (restructuring/new policies — peaks around June 1). Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations (effective till end of July). Also, increased focus on banks, taxes, loans, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these things may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical. Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about profits from domestic initiatives, incl. banks’ assets, real estate, home-land security, farming, and food production. This week, the influence is quite strong, esp. May 30-31.

China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses (effective till end of July) may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders). Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about banks, investments, financial institutions, and [increased] earnings.

China: May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.

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MAY 29, 2017 (MON): US markets closed

USA:  May 25 – 29 (esp. 28-29) — increased focus on the world leadership status, government, and homeland security. There will probably be tension in the world in general (esp. May 28-29 and June 1), so this could be tense few days.

May 25-29 (esp. the weekend of 27-28) — increased probability of accidents (e.g., old equipment breaks down, engine stalls, etc.), violence, fires, earthquakes, as well as military conflicts or problems (e.g., blocked activity, old data, data not shared in a timely manner, old equipment, conservative approach blocks progress, delayed response, conflict between local and international forces, etc.). There may be angry protests over immigration, higher education, protests on college campuses, or anger directed toward foreign policies/entities. Sunday, May 28, afternoon EST may be particularly stressful — there are difficult aspects among transiting planets in both geo- and heliocentric chart at that time. On Mon, May 29, things may still be tense in the morning but gradually improve throughout the day (or on Tue).

MAY 30, 2017 (TUE): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (60%).

USA:  May 30-31 — increased focus on agreements, negotiations, and discussions related to money, partnerships with other countries, leadership, government, and status on the world arena. There may be mild misunderstandings due to differences in values or wealth (e.g., some party may resist an agreement it can’t afford).

China: Increased focus on international partnerships, leaders, government, and status on the world arena. Interactions may be more tense or secretive than usual and there may be more manipulation to achieve the goal; tensions may be triggered by issues related to banks/financial organizations or earnings. Alternatively, we may hear about agreements that involve nuclear power, taxes, loans, debt, or sharing of secrete info.

MAY 31, 2017 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%).

JUN 01, 2017 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%).

June 1-2 — Increased volatility in the Forex market and/or sudden/surprising events that involve finance, money, earnings as well as IT, aerospace, electric power, telecoms, large social media companies, and technology.

June 1-2 — Increased probability of accidents, fires, aggressive flareups, protests, attacks, etc. that involve miscommunication, disinformation, wind/air, chemicals, water/navy, and diseases.

JUN 02, 2017 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Down influence is stronger in the afternoon. This could be reversal day (probably a MIN/bottom) with market reversing on Monday.

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>>>> Glance ahead, global (repeated from last week):

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.

June 15-27, esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24 — increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications  (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts. Regarding weather-related events, it’s worth noting that there may be an increased possibility of an earthquake and/or significant solar flare, but am less certain of this manifestation. A power outage seems the most likely scenario. Update 03.26.17: Am now leaning more toward this manifesting as an earthquake. Possibly in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.

June 23, 27  — increased market activity, greater than usual moves (prob. down on the 23rd; 27 — could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).

June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.

July 5-7, +- few days  and possibly the entire following week, esp. the 14th and 16th — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US,  and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds. July 7 looks significant and stressful for weather, accidents, disasters, earthquakes, or some other large-scale problems.

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>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):

As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).

With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.

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>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):

Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.

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May 22 – 26, 2017: Weekly financial astrology predictions

Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes  due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.

At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) —  either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).

Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.

Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).

USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.

USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.

China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.

Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.

Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.

USA (new): Increased probability of surprising events related to financial institutions, banks, rates, end-of-life insurance, construction, healthcare (esp. of elderly), prisons, secretive activities, navy, chemicals, pollution, contamination, diseases, nuclear waste, etc. This influence will last a few months: from May through the end of Oct 2017 (increasing around June 14 and Sep 24) and will pick back up in 2018 to culminate around March 14 to through Apr 20 (esp. around Apr 1). The issues may arise suddenly and involve abrupt start/ending of some project, problems with electric supply or IT systems, sudden turn of events, unexpected twists/turnabouts, sudden technology failures but also innovations, etc. The origin of these issues will likely be risky activities, stock market volatility, or some sort of a gamble. There may be much drama surrounding some issue (probably military or some new high tech initiative) — the issue could be related to IT, technology, telecoms, and aerospace (e.g., problems with airlines, IT equipment, electric supply, electronic banking, or data processing). In sum, some risky activity may cause a sudden problem for financial institutions and/or healthcare, etc. and cause some secrets to be exposed or the activity itself will be a hidden one (sudden hacking? sudden spread of nuclear contamination or some disease?).

China: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc.

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Continued increased focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military). These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), improving organization, enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success (e.g., securing legal permits, international collaboration, etc.). Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built). Good time for projects in the areas above (e.g., IT, electricity, aerospace, travel, etc.) that involve international collaboration or involve multinational organizations — these projects will move forward with relative ease. This influence will gradually lessen over the next few weeks through about July 5, 2017. The next phase of these projects or some new related projects may be initiated in late Oct-Nov of 2017.

USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement but also some restructuring of the government and/or changes in corporate policies to accommodate new goals or new leaders (restructuring/new policies — peaks around June 1). Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations (effective till end of July). Also, increased focus on banks, taxes, loans, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these things may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical. Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about profits from domestic initiatives, incl. banks’ assets, real estate, home-land security, farming, and food production.

China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses (effective till end of July) may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders). Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about banks, investments, financial institutions, and [increased] earnings.

China: May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.

North Korea: A few weeks ago, transiting Mercury (rhetoric) opposed (tension) the country’s Mars (military) (chart for Sept 10, 1948). However, based on transits alone, there wasn’t anything serious going on. The next Mercury opposition to NK’s Mars will take place on May 20, 2017 (Sat). At the same time, transiting Mars (aggression/threat/military) will oppose the country’s Jupiter (international relationships/expansion). It is quite possible that we will see another escalation of tensions around then. Given other global stressful transits between Mars and Neptune (lies, confusion, chemicals, navy) mid-May and then Saturn (limitations, losses, restrictions, death, collapse of structures, earthquakes) in late May, this could be somewhat stressful time globally.

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MAY 22, 2017 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).

May 20-30 (esp. 22-23) — globally and for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, esp. related to navy; immigration issues; fights over immigration or militarized disputes over international borders.

USA: May 21-22 (Sun-Mon) — Increased focus on military activities, incl. partnerships, as well as on the stock market — increased likelihood of riskier than usual moves, more aggressive stance (at least, verbally), and faster unfolding events.

USA: May 22-24 (Mon-Wed) — Increased concerns about oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music/videos, beverages, real-estate, land, home-land security, and navy. These concerns may intensify military collaboration with partners and possibly result in riskier than usual investor behaviors. There may be aggressive, risky moves, or accidents related to the areas above (e.g., oil or navy), or, there may be intensified arguments over those (e.g., healthcare or oil). There may also be a push for action (e.g., to move forward with some project or enter into a partnership agreement) in international relationships, immigration, international shipping/travel, or higher education.

China: There may be some important public announcement related to financial institutions, banks, construction projects, or earnings (e.g., about higher than expected profits or some new financial policy that will affect a large number of people).

MAY 23, 2017 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%).

MAY 24, 2017 (WED): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).

MAY 25, 2017 (TH): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Down influence increases in late afternoon. Also in the afternoon, we may see greater than usual market activity (in terms of volume or the size of the move). This may be related to military activities (global), concerns about US leadership, news about some changes in US corporate polities, or news about US real estate/farms/food industry or US homeland security.

May 25-29 (esp. the weekend of 27-28) — increased probability of accidents (e.g., old equipment breaks down, engine stalls, etc.), violence, fires, earthquakes, as well as military conflicts or problems (e.g., blocked activity, old data, data not shared in a timely manner, old equipment, conservative approach blocks progress, delayed response, conflict between local and international forces, etc.). There may be angry protests over immigration, higher education, protests on college campuses, or anger directed toward foreign policies/entities. Sunday, May 28, afternoon EST may be particularly stressful — there are difficult aspects among transiting planets in both geo- and heliocentric chart at that time. On Mon, May 29, things may still be tense in the morning but gradually improve throughout the day (or on Tue).

USA:  May 25 – 29 (esp. 28-29) — increased focus on the world leadership status, government, and homeland security. There will probably be tension in the world in general (esp. May 28-29 and June 1), so this could be tense few days.

MAY 26, 2017 (FR): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Down influence is stronger in the afternoon.

May 26-27 — Some international partnership or agreement may be the center of attention. The agreement may be related to oil, healthcare, beverages, music, movies, water, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, or navy.

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>>>> Glance ahead, global (updated):

June 2 (Fr), there may be increased volatility in the Forex market.

USA (new): On June 7 (Wed) +-1-2 days, there may be a very important announcement about monetary policy, gold/silver, currency and/or about a business related to communication/transportation or retail sales (e.g., car manufacturer, social media, e-commerce, cloud computing, etc.).

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.

June 15-27, esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24 — increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications  (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts. Regarding weather-related events, it’s worth noting that there may be an increased possibility of an earthquake and/or significant solar flare, but am less certain of this manifestation. A power outage seems the most likely scenario. Update 03.26.17: Am now leaning more toward this manifesting as an earthquake. Possibly in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.

June 23, 27  — increased market activity, greater than usual moves (prob. down on the 23rd; 27 — could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).

June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.

July 5-7, +- few days  and possibly the entire following week, esp. the 14th and 16th  (updated) — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US,  and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds. July 7 looks significant and stressful for weather, accidents, disasters, earthquakes, or some other large-scale problems.

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>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):

As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).

With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.

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>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):

Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.

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May 15 – 19, 2017: Weekly financial astrology predictions

Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes  due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.

At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) —  either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).

Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.

Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).

USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.

USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.

China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.

Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.

Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.

China: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc.

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: “Excitement” about airlines should diminish — that is, there will be less news about some unusual events related to airline travel than in the past couple of weeks. Continued increased focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military). These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), improving organization, enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success (e.g., securing legal permits, international collaboration, etc.). Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built). Good time for projects in the areas above (e.g., IT, electricity, aerospace, travel, etc.) that involve international collaboration or involve multinational organizations — these projects will move forward with relative ease. The next phase of these projects or some new related projects may be initiated in late Oct-Nov of 2017.

Global: As last week, but gradually subsiding [for a few months; to strengthen back up in the fall] — Increased possibility of problems for businesses related to healthcare and medicine, as well as oil, navy, chemicals, music/video, drugs, etc. There may be legal problems or some laws may create delays or barriers to success. Additionally or alternatively, we may hear about increase in medical problems affecting international travel or caused by such travel. Some restrictions or regulations may be put in place to control the perceive problems (e.g., restrictions on international travel or using certain medical approaches).

USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations (effective till end of July). Also, increased focus on banks, taxes, loans, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these things may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical. This week, the influence is especially strong around 5/17-18 — peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about profits from domestic initiatives, incl. banks’ assets, real estate, home-land security, farming, and food production.

China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses (effective till end of July) may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders). This week, the influence is especially strong around 5/17-19 — peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about banks, investments, financial institutions, and [increased] earnings.

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MAY 15, 2017 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).

MAY 16, 2017 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Increased confusion about international travel or shipping (e.g., about profits or import/export).

May 16-17 — Increased concerns about governmental secrets, spying, hacking, etc.

MAY 17, 2017 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%).

May 17-18 — More news than usual about earnings, profits, large scale spending, import/export, higher education, lawyers, and legal partnerships/agreements (esp. related to military, finance, sugary/fatty foods, or products marketed largely to women). We may hear about unusually large expenses or profits; value of some products/companies may jump. Such a jump may be due to new agreements/partnerships, changes in laws or in international contracts.

USA: May 17-18 — Increased focus on profits from or expenses associated with domestic initiatives, incl. banks’ assets, real estate, home-land security, farming, and food production. There may be news about increased expenses on these areas or profits from these. Somehow, the news may raise questions about taxes, loans, rates, legal issues, international travel/shipping, and the country’s status in the world (esp. in the area of finance). There may be concerns about something being too much, someone being too sweet/nice, someone’s approach being too optimistic (e.g., expanding too fast or into the wrong area), and about balancing expansion with profits/expenses/taxes (e.g., investing domestically vs. international expansion, increased earnings vs. taxes, etc.). Also, there may be increased news about some agreements, partnerships, legal procedures, and contracts in the areas above. There may be increased news related to food industry, real estate, banks, and law that involve sugary/fatty foods and women. If some business buys another business, they may end up overpaying as there will be a tendency to over do things.

MAY 18, 2017 (TH): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%).

MAY 19, 2017 (FR): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).

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>>>> Glance ahead, global (updated):

USA (new): On May 21-22 (Sun-Mon), there will be increased focus on military activities, incl. partnerships, as well as on the stock market — increased likelihood of riskier than usual moves, more aggressive stance (at least, verbally), and faster unfolding events. On May 22-22 (Mon-Mon), there will be increased concerns about oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music/videos, beverages, real-estate, land, home-land security, and navy. These concerns may intensify military collaboration with partners and possibly result in riskier than usual investor behaviors. There may be aggressive, risky moves, or accidents related to the areas above (e.g., oil or navy), or, there may be intensified arguments over those (e.g., healthcare or oil). May 25 – 29 (esp. 28-29) — increased focus on the world leadership status, government, and homeland security. There will probably be tension in the world in general (esp. May 28-29 and June 1), so this could be tense few days. On June 2 (Fr), there may be increased volatility in the Forex market.

North Korea: A few weeks ago, transiting Mercury (rhetoric) opposed (tension) the country’s Mars (military) (chart for Sept 10, 1948). However, based on transits alone, there wasn’t anything serious going on. The next Mercury opposition to NK’s Mars will take place on May 20, 2017 (Sat). At the same time, transiting Mars (aggression/threat/military) will oppose the country’s Jupiter (international relationships/expansion). It is quite possible that we will see another escalation of tensions around then. Given other global stressful transits between Mars and Neptune (lies, confusion, chemicals, navy) and then Saturn (limitations, losses, restrictions, death, collapse of structures, earthquakes) in May (see below), it could be somewhat stressful time globally. Also, May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.

May 26-29 (esp. the weekend of 27-28) — increased probability of accidents, violence, fires, and earthquakes. There may be angry protests over immigration or directed toward foreign policies/entities.

June 15-27, esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24 — increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications  (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts. Regarding weather-related events, it’s worth noting that there may be an increased possibility of an earthquake and/or significant solar flare, but am less certain of this manifestation. A power outage seems the most likely scenario. Update 03.26.17: Am now leaning more toward this manifesting as an earthquake. Possibly in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.

June 23, 27  — increased market activity, greater than usual moves (prob. down on the 23rd; 27 — could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).

June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.

July 5-6 — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US,  and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds (though not as strong as on Jun 20-21).

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>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):

As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).

With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.

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>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):

May 20-30 (esp. 22-23), 2017 — globally and for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, esp. related to navy; immigration issues; fights over immigration or militarized disputes over international borders.

Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.

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May 8 – 12, 2017: Weekly financial astrology predictions

Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes  due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.

At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) —  either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).

Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.

Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).

USA: June 1 – Aug 28, 2016  (esp. June 24 – July 15; Aug 15 – Sep 5) and then March 22 – April 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-14) — Stressful news about communication/transportation businesses, aerospace projects/businesses (incl. airlines), electric power companies, electric car companies, IT businesses, and telecoms. The news may be about something breaking, reaching a tension point, or about a breakthrough of some sort. Innovations are possible as well but they may not be immediately accepted or come as a solution to a problem (e.g., some emergency situation requires a unique approach to be fixed, so some company quickly comes up with a breakthrough solution). The issue will likely be domestic and may be related to real estate, food, security/safety, women’s issues, and/or banks’ capital. Disruptions in travel are more likely at this time as well (esp. by airplane or car) due to the increased potential for energy outages, electric system malfunctions, and accidents. There may be a related announcement on July 15, 2016. Also, issues that first pop up in June-July 2016 (Tesla accident with the driver using autopilot comes to mind) will likely have a follow up action/review in Aug-Sep 2016 and will be finally resolved/addressed in Apr 2017.

USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.

USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.

China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.

Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.

Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.

China: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc.

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Another busy news week with surprises, unusual developments, unexpected alliances/agreements, and possibly accidents (esp. involving cars, airplanes, wind, and fire). Some new events related to cars, airplanes, electricity, IT, sales [esp. e-sales], and military campaigns over air. There may be some excitement in the air (literally and figuratively). Also, focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military. These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success. Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time (esp. Mon 5/8) should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built). Good week for businesses related to communication and transportation (cars, media, computers, electronics, etc.) — they may experience expansion, favorable conditions, and/or some new projects may begin that will be successful long term.

Global: Important eventful week. Increased possibility of problems for businesses related to healthcare and medicine, as well as oil, navy, chemicals, etc. There may be legal problems or some laws may create delays or barriers to success. Additionally or alternatively, we may hear about increase in medical problems affecting international travel or caused by such travel. Potentially, concerns about navy, oil, or chemicals mid-week due to some military tensions, accidents, fires, aggressive verbal exchanges, etc. Lastly, we may hear about some companies (esp. related to oil, chemicals, music, movies, beverages, etc.) intending to merge — however, this will likely not happen at this time due to some disagreements. This influence peaks around May 10.

USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations (effective till end of July). Also, increased focus on taxes, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these thing may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical.

China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses (effective till end of July) may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders).

Donald Trump: Important meetings or public events, esp. on May 9 (esp. around 11:30pm EST). While already a public figure, he may find himself in the center of public attention even more than usual. This may also manifest as meeting with particularly important people, entering into important partnerships, or making some committment. The prediction is based on North Node transiting through the last degree of Leo and over DT’s ascendent. Since this particular degree seems to be prominent in charts of important figures in general (ruler/king-type of persons), I wonder if other important figures will also experience similar effects (e.g., some prominent figure draws public attention, speaks to a large crowd, etc.).

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MAY 8, 2017 (MON): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (60%). Super busy news day with surprises, unusual developments, unexpected alliances/agreements, and possibly accidents (esp. involving cars, airplanes, wind, and fire). The market will probably reverse to up as attention will shift to some new events (likely, related to cars, airplanes, electricity, IT, sales [esp. e-sales], and military campaigns over air). There may be some excitement in the air (literally and figuratively).

May 10 (+- 1-2 days) — Increased focus on military (esp. navy), gaming/fighting/hunting/racing/sports, oil, chemicals, poisons (e.g., of water), drugs, movies/music (esp. about Mars or military/hunting/fighting/racing/sports), pharmaceuticals, medicine, and religion. There may be accidents, shootings, fires, or problems related to the areas above (e.g., protests against a navy base, problems with a military ship, ferry accident, fire at a chemical plant, accident involving a movie star, etc.). Accidents at this time may be related to driving/flying and/or they may be due to excessive wind or speed. Update (04.16.17): This prediction is based on Mars square Neptune transit. Mars=aggression/military. Neptune=chemicals, navy, confusion, lies. We may hear about an attack involving chemicals, confusion, navy, etc. Mars will be passing through Gemini, so it may involve air, airplanes, wind, or IT. Neptune is in Pisces, so double emphasis on water, chemicals, navy, illusion, confusion, etc. Another possibility is negative news about military personnel or activities related to navy and airforce. At the same time, transiting Mars will be making a positive aspect to the rulers of the 2nd house of finance in both the US and China’s chart, so the developments at this time may not cause problems for banks and financial organizations in these countries. Also, in May, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over the 2nd house rulers in the astro charts of the US and China — an indication of increased expenses, international expansion in the financial domain, and/or increased earnings [esp. from international sources].

MAY 9, 2017 (TUE): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Down influence will grow stronger as the day progresses.

China: May 9-11 — Increased activity surrounding navy, water, chemicals, and man-made or natural large structures or objects made of steel or rock or soil (e.g., buildings, earth mounds, hills, mountains, etc.). For ex., increased maneuvers involving navy, showing off navy capabilities, or some logistic preparation to do something over water. Also, greater than usual probability of a disaster, accidents, fire, shooting, engine failure, earthquake, flooding, chemical pollution (along with fire, accident, explosion, etc.) — at least, there may be concerns about water erosion, pollution, and stability of large structures.

MAY 10, 2017 (WED): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (65-70%). Could be a reversal day (a bottom on May 10 or on the morning of May 11, reversing to up on May 11 afternoon or on May 12). Greater than usual market moves are likely, regardless of the direction.

China: May 10-11 — Increased focus on investments, taxes, insurance, mining, nuclear power, spying, and secret activities. Also, increased focus on agreements and partnerships with other countries — China may be more likely to compromise or seek a mutually beneficial approach than usual — this will be due mainly to financial interests. Intensified market activity — more transactions, increased communications, assertive moves, etc. The developments will likely be beneficial (as in some projects/investments may seem more risky or aggressive than usual, but the risk will probably pay off). Additionally, there may be market/investment activities related to music, movies, beverages (esp. alcoholic), water, navy, chemicals, and oil.

MAY 11, 2017 (TH): Very strong influence; market may possibly go up (60%). Could be a reversal day (a bottom on May 10 or on the morning of May 11, reversing to up [possibly, a relief rally] on May 11 afternoon or on May 12). Note that this prediction was revised from the original “down” when I posted prelim predictions for this day on Sun.

May 11-12 — There may be good news about businesses related to communication and transportation (cars, media, computers, electronics, etc.) as well as retail sales that will prop up the market. Worries about oil, navy, military activities over water, pharma, chemicals, etc. should diminish. We may also hear about some partnerships/agreements — these will probably work well.

MAY 12, 2017 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%).

USA: Increased, though likely minor and transitory, concerns about banks and financial organizations. This may have to do with stock market news or news about some risky activities (buying/selling of something). The overall positive and optimistic mood about banks and financial organizations should predominate, however (effective till end of July).

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>>>> Glance ahead, global (repeat from last week):

North Korea: A few weeks ago, transiting Mercury (rhetoric) opposed (tension) the country’s Mars (military) (chart for Sept 10, 1948). However, based on transits alone, there wasn’t anything serious going on. The next Mercury opposition to NK’s Mars will take place on May 20, 2017 (Sat). At the same time, transiting Mars (aggression/threat/military) will oppose the country’s Jupiter (international relationships/expansion). It is quite possible that we will see another escalation of tensions around then. Given other global stressful transits between Mars and Neptune (lies, confusion, chemicals, navy) and then Saturn (limitations, losses, restrictions, death, collapse of structures, earthquakes) in May (see below), it could be somewhat stressful time globally. Also, May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.

May 26-29 (esp. the weekend of 27-28) — increased probability of accidents, violence, fires, and earthquakes. There may be angry protests over immigration or directed toward foreign policies/entities.

June 15-27, esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24 — increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications  (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts. Regarding weather-related events, it’s worth noting that there may be an increased possibility of an earthquake and/or significant solar flare, but am less certain of this manifestation. A power outage seems the most likely scenario. Update 03.26.17: Am now leaning more toward this manifesting as an earthquake. Possibly in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.

June 23, 27  — increased market activity, greater than usual moves (prob. down on the 23rd; 27 — could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).

June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.

July 5-6 — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US,  and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds (though not as strong as on Jun 20-21).

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>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):

As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).

With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.

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>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):

May 20-30 (esp. 22-23), 2017 — globally and for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, esp. related to navy; immigration issues; fights over immigration or militarized disputes over international borders.

Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.

Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes  due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.

At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) —  either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).

Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.

Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).

USA: June 1 – Aug 28, 2016  (esp. June 24 – July 15; Aug 15 – Sep 5) and then March 22 – April 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-14) — Stressful news about communication/transportation businesses, aerospace projects/businesses (incl. airlines), electric power companies, electric car companies, IT businesses, and telecoms. The news may be about something breaking, reaching a tension point, or about a breakthrough of some sort. Innovations are possible as well but they may not be immediately accepted or come as a solution to a problem (e.g., some emergency situation requires a unique approach to be fixed, so some company quickly comes up with a breakthrough solution). The issue will likely be domestic and may be related to real estate, food, security/safety, women’s issues, and/or banks’ capital. Disruptions in travel are more likely at this time as well (esp. by airplane or car) due to the increased potential for energy outages, electric system malfunctions, and accidents. There may be a related announcement on July 15, 2016. Also, issues that first pop up in June-July 2016 (Tesla accident with the driver using autopilot comes to mind) will likely have a follow up action/review in Aug-Sep 2016 and will be finally resolved/addressed in Apr 2017.

USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.

USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.

China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.

Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.

Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.

China: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc.

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Another busy news week with surprises, unusual developments, unexpected alliances/agreements, and possibly accidents (esp. involving cars, airplanes, wind, and fire). Some new events related to cars, airplanes, electricity, IT, sales [esp. e-sales], and military campaigns over air. There may be some excitement in the air (literally and figuratively). Also, focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military. These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success. Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time (esp. Mon 5/8) should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built).

Global: Important eventful week. Increased possibility of problems for businesses related to healthcare and medicine, as well as oil, navy, chemicals, etc. There may be legal problems or some laws may create delays or barriers to success. Additionally or alternatively, we may hear about increase in medical problems affecting international travel or caused by such travel.

USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Also, increased focus on taxes, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these thing may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical.

China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders).

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MAY 8, 2017 (MON): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (60%). Super busy news day with surprises, unusual developments, unexpected alliances/agreements, and possibly accidents (esp. involving cars, airplanes, wind, and fire). The market will probably reverse to up as attention will shift to some new events (likely, related to cars, airplanes, electricity, IT, sales [esp. e-sales], and military campaigns over air). There may be some excitement in the air (literally and figuratively).

May 10 (+- 1-2 days) — Increased focus on military (esp. navy), gaming/fighting/hunting/racing/sports, oil, chemicals, poisons (e.g., of water), drugs, movies/music (esp. about Mars or military/hunting/fighting/racing/sports), pharmaceuticals, medicine, and religion. There may be accidents, shootings, fires, or problems related to the areas above (e.g., protests against a navy base, problems with a military ship, ferry accident, fire at a chemical plant, accident involving a movie star, etc.). Accidents at this time may be related to driving/flying and/or they may be due to excessive wind or speed. Update (04.16.17): This prediction is based on Mars square Neptune transit. Mars=aggression/military. Neptune=chemicals, navy, confusion, lies. We may hear about an attack involving chemicals, confusion, navy, etc. Mars will be passing through Gemini, so it may involve air, airplanes, wind, or IT. Neptune is in Pisces, so double emphasis on water, chemicals, navy, illusion, confusion, etc. Another possibility is negative news about military personnel or activities related to navy and airforce. At the same time, transiting Mars will be making a positive aspect to the rulers of the 2nd house of finance in both the US and China’s chart, so the developments at this time may not cause problems for banks and financial organizations in these countries. Also, in May, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over the 2nd house rulers in the astro charts of the US and China — an indication of increased expenses, international expansion in the financial domain, and/or increased earnings [esp. from international sources].

MAY 9, 2017 (TUE): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). Details TBD, will update on Mon

MAY 10, 2017 (WED): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Could be a reversal day (a bottom). Details TBD, will update on Mon

MAY 11, 2017 (TH): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Could be a reversal day (a bottom). Details TBD, will update on Mon

MAY 12, 2017 (FR): TBD, will update on Mon

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>>>> Glance ahead, global (repeat from last week):

North Korea: A few weeks ago, transiting Mercury (rhetoric) opposed (tension) the country’s Mars (military) (chart for Sept 10, 1948). However, based on transits alone, there wasn’t anything serious going on. The next Mercury opposition to NK’s Mars will take place on May 20, 2017 (Sat). At the same time, transiting Mars (aggression/threat/military) will oppose the country’s Jupiter (international relationships/expansion). It is quite possible that we will see another escalation of tensions around then. Given other global stressful transits between Mars and Neptune (lies, confusion, chemicals, navy) and then Saturn (limitations, losses, restrictions, death, collapse of structures, earthquakes) in May (see below), it could be somewhat stressful time globally. Also, May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.

May 26-29 (esp. the weekend of 27-28) — increased probability of accidents, violence, fires, and earthquakes. There may be angry protests over immigration or directed toward foreign policies/entities.

June 15-27, esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24 — increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications  (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts. Regarding weather-related events, it’s worth noting that there may be an increased possibility of an earthquake and/or significant solar flare, but am less certain of this manifestation. A power outage seems the most likely scenario. Update 03.26.17: Am now leaning more toward this manifesting as an earthquake. Possibly in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html

Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.

June 23, 27  — increased market activity, greater than usual moves (prob. down on the 23rd; 27 — could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).

June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.

July 5-6 — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US,  and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds (though not as strong as on Jun 20-21).

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>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):

As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).

With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.

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>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):

May 20-30 (esp. 22-23), 2017 — globally and for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, esp. related to navy; immigration issues; fights over immigration or militarized disputes over international borders.

Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.

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