Astrology Predictions for October 2022 with Important Dates for the Stock Market based on Financial Astrology. Saturn square Uranus and Mars square Neptune around Full Moon on October 9, 2022 — Market Crash?

OVERVIEW of the tense period of October 3-17, 2022:

Global/OIL: October 3-17 is one of the more tense periods in 2022. There are several tense transits, which typically coincide with major market drops, disasters, technology breakdowns, stressful corporate announcements (e.g., about restructuring or sudden leadership change), troubles for established leaders/officials ( esp. from government or large corporations), increased geopolitical tensions, economic problems, and accidents. In particular, we may hear about major earthquakes, storms, attacks, fighting, fires, or accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, pollution, navy, drugs, mental imbalances, delusions, poisons, seafood, marine life, seaside location, etc. Possible manifestations include a major quake involving a location that is near a body of water or under water (e.g., an island or an underwater volcano), oil spills, gas leaks, accidents involving boiling water, maritime accidents, attacks by individuals who are mentally unstable/under influence of some substance, water pollution, chemical spills, and fires/dangerous events at Neptunian locations (e.g., marina, port, ship, submarine, underwater tunnel, underwater volcano, hospital, movie theater, concert hall, prison, biomedical lab, pharmacy, chemical plant, seaside location, island, etc.). We may hear about major disputes and even fighting over oil and gas prices, which may go down on Oct 7-10 and reverse to up on Oct 11 when some relevant deal is reached or a law is passed. 

China: October 9 is Full Moon (Sun/Moon opposition), which will fall exactly on the Nodal axis in the chart of China (activating 2nd and 8th houses of finance, loans, currency, debt, etc.). With transiting Sun and Venus also triggering China’s Mercury and Neptune (commercial activity, communication, transportation, oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, etc.), we may expect that the events or agreements that take place at that time may involve China in some way, possibly through some financial policy announcements or increased commercial activity. Moreover, Saturn and Uranus will form a fairly tight grand square with China’s Pluto in the 7th house of partners (ruler of the 10th house of leadership, status in the world) and China’s Venus in the 10th house (ruler of the 4th house of motherland, banks, real estate). These transits are indicative of tensions in international relations, changes in partnership agreements, changes in power structures, financial losses, financial policy changes, difficult situations involving banks/real estate, etc. With Uranus (sudden change, shock) opposing China’s Venus (money, luxury, currency), there may be sudden, shocking, abrupt changes affecting currency value or financial policies. Changes may come sooner than expected, involve an unexpected twist, or reach a more extreme extent than expected. Uranus also rules all things involving networks, electricity, digital, social media, smart technologies, aerospace, etc. — thus, there may be some surprising developments (e.g.,larger than expected gains or losses, unexpected start or stop of some related projects, sudden change in value, etc.) in related areas. For ex., a new e-vehicle factory is announced unexpectedly or an existing one is shut down, a digital currency is introduced or cancelled, and so on.

WEEK OF OCT 3 

Market direction prediction (DJIA and NASDAQ):

  • Mon 10/3 — Down
  • Tue 10/4 —  Down                   
  • Wed 10/5 — Down
  • Th 10/6 — Up
  • Fr 10/7 —Down

Key dates:

  • October 3-17 — Increased news about disruptions involving oil, gas, navy, pharmaceuticals, and transportation by sea. Increased likelihood of accidents and disasters (quakes, storms, plane crashes), esp. on Oct 8-11. Oct 7-12 may see a large market drop. This could be a bottom on a medium scale (months) after which the market slowly climb up.
  • Mon, Oct 3 — For the U.S.: Concerns about inflation, excessive costs, imbalanced expenditures vs. earnings, etc. may bring down the market. In particular, there may be concerns about the value of food and/or luxury items (e.g., reports of losses by upscale restaurants).
  • Wed-Thur, Oct 5-6 — For the U.S.: Negative news coverage of leaders or celebrities in the news; concerns about the stock market, debt, rates, etc. The influence is stronger on Wed and early Thur morning; it will dissipate by Thur afternoon and market direction may change from down in the morning to up by the afternoon.
  • All week —  For the U.S.: Increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, seafood, maritime transportation, beverages, water pollution, etc. The news may be negative or concerning (e.g., about water contamination, arguments over oil/beverages/seafood/pharma/etc. prices, accidents involving ships, unfavorable results for pharma studies, spike in some infectious diseases, etc.)
  • Sat-Sun, Oct 8-9 (Full Moon) — Full Moon in Libra may bring focus on relationships, agreements and issues of fairness (e.g., which entity should pay for what expense, are earnings and costs fairly distributed, who deserves more, who should contribute more, etc.) Similarly, there may be increased focus on judgments, lawsuits, and verdicts — some important lawsuit or legal decision may be in the news. With Full Moon symbolizing peak effort or culmination of efforts, activities or projects that began at New Moon on September 25 may culminate in some significant decisions or events. Full Moon may also bring increased emotional awareness, which can manifest as a stronger than usual emotional reaction — in this case (Full Moon in Libra) — to injustice, unfair treatment, imbalanced contributions, unequal pay, etc. This may lead to some protests or disputes, which would make it harder to reach a settlement, enter into an agreement, etc. If a contract is signed at this time, it may elicit strong emotional reaction and be seen as unfair to one of the sides. 

Noteworthy transits:

  • Mercury (retrograde and direct) opposes Neptune (Sep 29 – Oct 04); Mercury turns direct on Oct 2 (ET) — Increased focus on commercial activity and transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.  as well as maritime transportation in general. Opposition indicates problems, accidents, spills, delays, miscommunication, disagreements, and confusing situations (e.g., due to rainy or foggy weather, unclear contract terms, details missing or being intentionally obscured, etc.). If negotiations take place at this time, their direction may reverse when Mercury goes direct on Oct 2 (e.g., if an agreement was stuck, it may finally move forward or be permanently scrapped on Oct 1-2). Similarly, if a ship or some vehicle is stuck at this time, the transit may resume when Mercury turns direct. 
  • Mars conjuncts U.S. Mars and squares U.S. Neptune (Oct 1-12) — For the U.S.: Increased focus on military, fighting, sports (esp. fighting, racing, and water sports), weapons, as well as oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, water pollution, and any maritime activities. Mars conjunct Mars indicates enhanced activities in Martian domains (e.g., military, sports, firefighting, surgeries, etc.) and may coincide with a beginning of new 2.1 year-long (Mars orbital period) project, such as a weapons contract or a sports facility contract. Difficult transit (square) of Mars to Neptune indicates some confusion about which direction the activities should take, mis-timed activity, or activity that happens under some confusing circumstances (e.g., fog causes a maritime accident). In any case, there may be uncertainty or confusion about related activities (e.g., policies that affect oil/gas/pharma/chemical industries, clean up of areas damaged by water, containment of contaminated water, ensuring clean water supply, maritime transportation, etc.) and this may manifest as anxiety among investors, which can in turn bring down the markets. 
  • Venus and Jupiter retrograde oppose each other and square Venus and Jupiter in U.S. chart (Oct 3-4) — For the U.S.: Excessive spending, concerns about spending vs. earning, expansion beyond means, over-paying, excessive optimism [about earnings or something being valuable] that may not be justified, inflation, rising costs, imbalanced distribution of earnings, etc. With U.S. Venus and Jupiter in Cancer (food, homeland, security, real estate, banks’ assets), issues may related to high costs associated with food, farming, land, real estate, bank fees/rates, etc.
  • Sun squares Sun in U.S. chart (Oct 5-6) — For the U.S.: Problems or negative news pertaining to leaders or prominent individuals. Concerns about the matters of the houses where Sun resides and rules (8th and 5th), which relate to taxes, debt, insurance, rates, loans, as well as stock market and gambling. Those areas may see increased negative news coverage or a negative report, but this is a short-lived influence.
  • Mars squares Neptune retrograde (Oct 5-19) — Increased focus on military, fighting, sports (esp. fighting, racing, and water sports), weapons, as well as oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, water pollution, and any maritime activities. Difficult transit (square) of Mars to Neptune will be exact on Oct 10-11 and may correspond with a large market drop. This aspect indicates confusion about which direction the activities should take, mis-timed activity, or activity that happens under some confusing circumstances (e.g., a drunk or mentally unstable individual starts a fire). Some problematic manifestations of this aspect may include attacks by mentally ill individuals, gas leaks that catch fire, fires/explosions that involve chemicals (e.g., accident at a chemical plant), attacks on oil refineries, oil spills, spills of contaminated water, maritime accidents, etc. In general, Mars square Neptune indicates losses or damages to Neptunian domains (e.g., hospital, marina, chemical processing plant) from a Martian domain (e.g., fire, attack, accident). Neptune typically brings confusion, so if there is an accident, it may be difficult to exactly determine the cause as some activities may be hidden or obscured (e.g., literally under water). With Satun Uranus square being almost precise at the same time, Mars Neptune square may also manifest as an underwater volcano explosion or an accident that is associated with structural damage and boiling or steaming water/liquid/gas.
  • Full Moon with Sun in Libra opposite Moon in Aries (Oct 09) — Increased news about lawsuits, negotiations, contracts, sales, etc. Agreements reached at this time may be seen as imbalanced and unfair to one or more parties. Strong feelings about some injustice may trigger protests. Also, perception of an imbalanced deal may exacerbate concerns about the market recovery and increases the probability of a major drop on Monday, October 10.
  • Uranus retrograde squares Saturn retrograde (Sep-Nov; peaks around Oct 11) — Global geopolitical tensions, bad for old persons in power, sudden upsets for governmental leaders or leaders of large corporations; increased chance of large quakes, plane crashes and other disasters. Typical disasters under Saturn/Uranus tense aspects manifest as heavy object(s) made of rock/metal/ice/mud falling from a great hight; situations may cause significant damage to structures. Unfavorable for industries involving IT, aerospace, telecoms, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies (e.g., reduced value, diminished funding, slow progress, breakdowns, delays, etc.). Charts of Turkey and China/Taiwan receive difficult aspects at this time and may be at higher risk of some disaster (e.g., a significant quake).

WEEK OF OCT 10

Market direction prediction (DJIA and NASDAQ):

  • Mon 10/10 — Down
  • Tue 10/11 — Down 
  • Wed 10/12 — Down
  • Th 10/13 — Down
  • Fr 10/14 — Down

Key dates:

  • All week, esp. Mon-Tue October 10-11 — Expect significant events, incl. geopolitical tensions, disasters, accidents, earthquakes, etc. With multiple difficult transits, there is an increased chance of a multi-faceted issue or multiple disasters occurring at the same time. The situation may involve shaking or shifting ground; structural damage due to tsunami or water erosion or eruption underwater; and, problems for communication/transportation (e.g., delayed shipments and travel, unsuccessful negotiations, social media outage, etc.). The market may experience a major drop; cryptocurrencies may drop at the same time (possibly on some financial news out of China). The good news is that this may [finally] be a bottom on a medium time scale (months) and the market may turn to up and perform better starting the following week for the next few months.
  • All week, esp. Mon-Tue October 10-11 — Difficult transits to China’s astro chart (see above) indicate stressful news related to earnings, banks, currency, real estate, etc. We may also hear about financial policy changes, which may be unexpected or more extreme than expected. There are multiple exact transits to the astro chart of China indicative of important announcements related to rates, banks, tariffs, debt, etc. This announcement may be perceive as confusing, vague, or anxiety-provoking because of the lack of clarity or some uncertainty.
  • Mon-Wed, Oct 10-12 — For the U.S.: Increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, seafood, maritime transportation, beverages, water pollution, etc. The news may be negative or concerning (e.g., about water contamination, arguments over oil/beverages/seafood/pharma/etc. prices, accidents involving ships, unfavorable results for pharma studies, spike in some infectious diseases, etc.)

Noteworthy transits:

  • Mars conjuncts U.S. Mars and squares U.S. Neptune (Oct 1-12) — Increased focus on military, fighting, sports (esp. fighting, racing, and water sports), weapons, as well as oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, water pollution, and any maritime activities. Mars conjunct Mars indicates enhanced activities in Martian domains (e.g., military, sports, firefighting, surgeries, etc.) and may coincide with a beginning of new 2.1 year-long (Mars orbital period) project, such as a weapons contract or a sports facility contract. Difficult transit (square) of Mars to Neptune indicates some confusion about which direction the activities should take, mis-timed activity, or activity that happens under some confusing circumstances (e.g., fog causes a maritime accident). In any case, there may be uncertainty or confusion about related activities (e.g., policies that affect oil/gas/pharma/chemical industries, clean up of areas damaged by water, containment of contaminated water, ensuring clean water supply, maritime transportation, etc.) and this may manifest as anxiety among investors, which can in turn bring down the markets. 
  • Mars squares Neptune retrograde (Oct 5-19) — Increased focus on military, fighting, sports (esp. fighting, racing, and water sports), weapons, as well as oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, water pollution, and any maritime activities. Difficult transit (square) of Mars to Neptune will be exact on Oct 10-11 and may correspond with a large market drop. This aspect indicates confusion about which direction the activities should take, mis-timed activity, or activity that happens under some confusing circumstances (e.g., a drunk or mentally unstable individual starts a fire). Some problematic manifestations of this aspect may include attacks by mentally ill individuals, gas leaks that catch fire, fires/explosions that involve chemicals (e.g., accident at a chemical plant), attacks on oil refineries, oil spills, spills of contaminated water, maritime accidents, etc. In general, Mars square Neptune indicates losses or damages to Neptunian domains (e.g., hospital, marina, chemical processing plant) from a Martian domain (e.g., fire, attack, accident). Neptune typically brings confusion, so if there is an accident, it may be difficult to exactly determine the cause as some activities may be hidden or obscured (e.g., literally under water). With Saturn Uranus square being almost precise at the same time, Mars Neptune square may also manifest as an underwater volcano explosion or an accident that is associated with structural damage and boiling or steaming water/liquid/gas.
  • Mercury opposes Jupiter retrograde (Oct 10-12) — Increased news about communication and transportation industries, incl. important negotiations and deals. There may be news about follow up actions or consequences from a deal or discussion reached on Sep 17-19 when Mercury retrograde oppose Jupiter. Negotiations or a contract from Sep 17-19 may be re-evaluated, revised or finalized on Oct 10-12. A deal may is more likely to be reached at this time as Mercury has turned direct, but there may still be a sense of imbalance or unfairness with parties disagreeing about some ethical or moral issue (i.e., some agreement  clause may be seen as unfair). Negotiations may involve international communication and transportation (e.g., legal requirements for selling/transporting goods or people). Given that the week of Oct 10 has many tense transits occurring at the same time, it is likely that this finalized/updated agreement will result in significant events or will have long-lasting impact.
  • Uranus retrograde squares Saturn retrograde (Sep-Nov; peaks around Oct 11) — Global geopolitical tensions, bad for old persons in power, sudden upsets for governmental leaders or leaders of large corporations; increased chance of large quakes, plane crashes and other disasters. Typical disasters under Saturn/Uranus tense aspects manifest as heavy object(s) made of rock/metal/ice/mud falling from a great hight; situations may cause significant damage to structures. Unfavorable for industries involving IT, aerospace, telecoms, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies (e.g., reduced value, diminished funding, slow progress, breakdowns, delays, etc.). Charts of Turkey and China/Taiwan receive difficult aspects at this time and may be at higher risk of some disaster (e.g., a significant quake).

WEEK OF OCT 17

Market direction prediction (DJIA and NASDAQ):

  • Mon 10/17 — Down
  • Tue 10/18 —  Up                    
  • Wed 10/19 — Up
  • Th 10/20 — Down
  • Fr 10/21 — Up

Key dates:

  • Mon-Tue, Oct 17-18 — Increased focus on the financial policies in the U.S.; some change may be announced or an existing policy may be clarified. The announcement may be slightly stressful and elicit concerns about real estate or banks’ assets. 
  • Tue-Wed, Oct 18-20 — Improved outlook and optimism regarding communication/transportation businesses, commerce, and retail sales. Positive news about the increased earnings from or higher value of cars, air travel, communication equipment, tech gadgets, etc. In particular, apps or services related to dating or marriage may do well. A good day to achieve a positive outcome in negotiations — if there are ongoing negotiations, a contract or an agreement is more likely to be signed at this time (esp. on Oct 19-20). For China, if some deal is reached on Oct 20, it may be missing some important detail or may be perceived as too vague (intentionally or not); alternatively, the deal may be related to navy or oil/gas.
  • Fo the U.S., starting this week and continuing for a few months, Mars will square Midheaven — Expect increased focus on leaders and assertive actions that aim to ensure favorable status on the world arena as well as security at home (incl. food, shelter, etc.). Also, assertive actions to protect or support businesses related to agriculture, food production, real estate, banks’ investments, etc. to ensure stability and security of assets.  
  • Fr, Oct 21 — For China: We may hear follow up news about financial policies, commerce, rates, debt, currencies, etc. that clarify or add to financial policy announcements made the prior week.

Noteworthy transits:

  • Mars squares Neptune retrograde (Oct 5-19) — Increased focus on military, fighting, sports (esp. fighting, racing, and water sports), weapons, as well as oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, water pollution, and any maritime activities. Difficult transit (square) of Mars to Neptune will be exact on Oct 10-11 and may correspond with a large market drop. This aspect indicates confusion about which direction the activities should take, mis-timed activity, or activity that happens under some confusing circumstances (e.g., a drunk or mentally unstable individual starts a fire). Some problematic manifestations of this aspect may include attacks by mentally ill individuals, gas leaks that catch fire, fires/explosions that involve chemicals (e.g., accident at a chemical plant), attacks on oil refineries, oil spills, spills of contaminated water, maritime accidents, etc. In general, Mars square Neptune indicates losses or damages to Neptunian domains (e.g., hospital, marina, chemical processing plant) from a Martian domain (e.g., fire, attack, accident). Neptune typically brings confusion, so if there is an accident, it may be difficult to exactly determine the cause as some activities may be hidden or obscured (e.g., literally under water). With Saturn Uranus square being almost precise at the same time, Mars Neptune square may also manifest as an underwater volcano explosion or an accident that is associated with structural damage and boiling or steaming water/liquid/gas.
  • Sun, Moon, and Pluto will t-squares U.S. Pluto in the 2nd house of finance/currency (Oct 17-18) — Increased focus on financial policies, rates, debt, mortgages, real estate and banks’ assets. We may hear an announcement about a change in some policy(-ies) or a new policy, which may receive a mixed reaction. The mixed reaction may because the announced initiative could be seen by some as a compromise and not sufficiently bold/aggressive. 
  • Sun conjuncts Venus and both trine Mars; Mercury squares U.S. Sun and conjuncts China’s Mercury and Neptune (Oct 18-19) — Beneficial energy of the trine in air signs (Libra and Gemini) may boost earnings or funding for businesses related to communication/transportation, retail, education, social media, etc. With Sun and Venus both in Libra (sign of marriage or partnerships) receiving a beneficial energizing trine aspect from Mars, we may hear about new dating apps, existing dating apps doing better than expected, and/or about improved outlook for businesses that offer services related to dating/marriage (e.g., bridal gowns, catering, etc.).
  • Sun conjuncts Venus and both square Pluto (Oct 19-20) — Increased focus on loans, debt, rates, insurance, taxes, tariffs, etc. We may hear about more loans granted or about additional expenditures that make it harder to pay off debt. There may be some arguments about spending or deals (e.g., what is necessity and what is a luxury, who deserves extra funding and who doesn’t, what is a fair deal, etc.). Concerns about overspending or about high expenses may bring the market down on Oct 20. 
  • Mercury conjuncts South Node in China’s chart in the 8th house of debt, rates, loans, tariffs, etc. (Oct 21) — Increased focus on financial products, services, rates, currencies, etc. Details of recent announcements (expected the week of Oct 3 or Oct 10) may be specified or adjusted (e.g., the exact rate or fee, etc.). 
  • Mars square MC/IC axis (cusps of the 10th and 4th houses) in the U.S. chart (Oct 17 – Nov 11, 2022;  March 11-19, 2023 ) — Increased focus on leadership, status on the world arena as well as on issues related to farming, food manufacturing, land, real estate, banks’ assets, homeland, safety, and security. Mars symbolizes assertive actions and “full speed ahead” type of attitude, so we may hear about new initiatives to ensure the areas above are performing well at this time. The square aspect is a difficult aspect, so it may manifest as overdoing things, going too hard, too fast, or taking unnecessary risks — a few eggs may be broken while making an omelette so to speak. When Mars goes retrograde (Oct 30, 2023 to Jan 11, 2023), the activities may slow down or there may be a period of re-assessment and adjustment of strategies. As Mars turns direct and squares the MC/IC  again in March of 2023, issues that started in Oct of 2022 will likely re-emerge or projects may be finalized, revised, or adjusted. For ex., an initial contract signed in October 2022 goes into effect in March 2023, or, a contract made in October 2022 is delivered in March 2023.
  • Uranus retrograde squares Saturn retrograde (Sep-Nov; peaks around Oct 11) — global geopolitical tensions, bad for old persons in power, sudden upsets for governmental leaders or leaders of large corporations; increased chance of large quakes, plane crashes and other disasters. Typical disasters under Saturn/Uranus tense aspects manifest as heavy object(s) made of rock/metal/ice/mud falling from a great hight; situations may cause significant damage to structures. Unfavorable for industries involving IT, aerospace, telecoms, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies (e.g., reduced value, diminished funding, slow progress, breakdowns, delays, etc.). Charts of Turkey and China/Taiwan receive difficult aspects at this time and may be at higher risk of some disaster (e.g., a significant quake).

WEEK OF OCT 24

Market direction prediction (DJIA and NASDAQ):

  • Mon 10/24 — Up
  • Tue 10/25 — Up
  • Wed 10/26 — Up
  • Th 10/27 — Up
  • Fr 10/28 — Up

Key dates:

  • Mon-Wed, Sep 24-26 — Improved outlook and optimism regarding communication/transportation businesses, commerce, and retail sales. Positive news about increased sales (e.g., of communication devices, cars, air travel tickets, tech gadgets, etc.) We may also hear about improved travel or shipping conditions. Weather-wise, we may hear about excessive winds at this time. 
  • All week, for the U.S.: Improved optimism about financial sector and investments, positive news about rates and earnings from investments/insurance/taxes/banking fees. On Thur, Oct 27, we may hear about some changes involving financial policies, currency, debt management, bank fees, etc. — the announcement may be slightly stressful (as in, some project may end), but overall, the week looks optimistic for financial entities, tax-collecting entities, and insurance companies. Other types of businesses that may see increased earnings or some improved opportunities are business related to reproduction and end-of-life (e.g., burial homes).

Noteworthy transits:

  • Mercury trines Mars (Oct 24-26) — Beneficial energy of the trine in air signs (Libra and Gemini) may boost sales or provide opportunities for businesses related to communication/transportation, retail, education, social media, etc. For ex., we may hear about improved performance of some gadgets, improved engine performance, increased number of travel destinations, improved retail sales numbers, etc.
  • Sun conjuncts Venus and both trine Venus and then Jupiter in the U.S. chart (Oct 24-28) — For the U.S.: Optimistic outlook and positive news about earnings, financial policies, financial stability, rates, debt, loans, etc. At the same time, taxes may also increase. 
  • Jupiter retrograde re-enters Pisces and then turns direct on Nov 24 (Oct 28 – Dec 20) — Improved conditions for businesses related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, water, sea shipping, seafood, beverages, music, movies, etc. These businesses may see increased earnings, better opportunities for expansion (esp. internationally), lifting of some legal restrictions, increased flow/movement of goods, improved shipping conditions, etc. At the same time, we may see increased precipitation in the form of rains, floods, snow storms, etc. Once Jupiter moves into Aries for good in late December, the weather may become dryer and the availability of commodities/products/services related to the areas above may also decrease. At the time when Jupiter turns direct in late November, 2022), Mars will square Neptune indicating some conflict or a problem related to the same areas (e.g., accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, navy; water contamination; spike in some infection; etc.). Thus, in mid- to late November 2022, we may see increased significant news about oil, gas, etc. accompanied by news about a reversal in some legal decision, permission, and prices. Specifically, there may be a drop in oil, gas, maritime shipments, seafood, etc. prices around Nov 14-24, 2022, possibly in anticipation of the reversal of some legal decision or an international agreement. This decision/agreement may come out (or a previously suspended legal decision may be overturned) around Nov 24, after which oil, gas, etc. prices may reverse and go back up. 
  • Mars in Gemini turns retrograde  (Oct 30, 2022 to Jan 11, 2023) — Slow down, problems, or delays in commercial activities, retail, communication and transportation; decreased appetite for risk, cautious approach (e.g., among investors, esp. in tech companies, communication and transportation). The issue may have to do with the lack of enthusiasm, lack of energy, lack of passion, desire to reduce risks, a stalemate due to disagreements on how to proceed, etc. (Mars = energy, fire, engine, overt action, risk taking, fighting, sports, competition). As activities that involve overt action or face-to-face fighting may slow down, entities involved in conflicts or competition may resort to covert methods to push through their interests or to win competitions. 
  • Uranus retrograde squares Saturn retrograde (Sep-Nov; peaks around Oct 11) — global geopolitical tensions, bad for old persons in power, sudden upsets for governmental leaders or leaders of large corporations; increased chance of large quakes, plane crashes and other disasters. Typical disasters under Saturn/Uranus tense aspects manifest as heavy object(s) made of rock/metal/ice/mud falling from a great hight; situations may cause significant damage to structures. Unfavorable for industries involving IT, aerospace, telecoms, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies (e.g., reduced value, diminished funding, slow progress, breakdowns, delays, etc.). Charts of Turkey and China/Taiwan receive difficult aspects at this time and may be at higher risk of some disaster (e.g., a significant quake).

WEEK OF OCT 31

Market direction prediction (DJIA and NASDAQ):

  • Mon 10/31 — Up
  • Tue 11/1 —  TBD                     
  • Wed 11/2 — TBD
  • Th 11/3 — TBD
  • Fr 11/4 —TBD
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Florida Hurricane Ian September 2022: Astrology chart shows strong damage potential with effects lasting into the week of October 10, 2022

As mentioned in the “Astrology Predictions for September 2022” post, the week of September 26, 2022 has two major transits that perfectly overlap to increase major disaster potential:

  • Mars trines Saturn retrograde (Sep 25-30; peaks 28-29) — Mars/Saturn trine in air signs may bring increased news about strong/damaging winds, storms, and/or increased turbulent activity or accidents involving objects moving through the air at high speeds. The disruptive manifestation is the most likely on the afternoon of Sep 28 to morning of Sep 29 ET when Moon conjuncts South Node, opposes Uranus, and squares Saturn (forming a tense t-square).
  • Uranus retrograde squares Saturn retrograde (Sep-Nov; peaks around Oct 11)  — Typical disasters under Saturn/Uranus tense aspects manifest as heavy object(s) made of rock/metal/ice/mud falling from a great hight; situations may cause significant damage to structures. Unfavorable for industries involving IT, aerospace, telecoms, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies.

As shown in the astrology chart below for Sep 28, 2022, Saturn is squaring Uranus within 1 degree while Mars is exactly trine Saturn. 

Hurricane Ian Florida September 28, 2022 Astrology chart

🌴🌪 Mars (high speed, powerful force ) in trine (easy flow of energy, no obstacles) to Saturn (sustained force, stamina, strength) in Air signs of Gemini and Aquarius, respectively, feed hurricane in Florida with strong sustained winds. 

🌴⚡️ Saturn in square (breaking point, crash) to Uranus (electric grid, air traffic, unexpected/sudden events) in the Earth sign of Taurus (plants, nature; also banks and finance) has a strong potential for causing massive structural and financial damage by disrupting power grids, delaying air flights, damaging vegetation, etc. Uranian influence in this case may bring an element of surprise and unpredictability with the exact path of the hurricane suddenly changing and bringing unexpected damage to areas that were not prepared. To make matters worse, Saturn-Uranus square occurs near Moon Nodes, which typically indicate widespread impact. Around sunset on 9-28-22, Moon joins South Node in Scorpio to complete the t-square with Uranus, Saturn, and the Nodes — this transits occurs right at the time of hurricane Ian making a landfall. Definitely, a good time to shelter and stay safe.

What’s next? Continuing effects from hurricane Ian or resulting serious problems are likely to continue through the week of October 10, 2022:

🌕 Full Moon in Libra on October 9, 2022 — New and Full Moons often coincide with large moves in stock markets and events that have greater than usual impact. With multiple difficult transits unfolding at the same time, the week of Oct 10, 2022 may see a large market drop, problems for transportation, problems for oil/gas/pharma industries, and generally a spike in various issues that demand attention at the same time. In Florida, this may be due to the lingering effects of hurricane Ian.

🌴🌊 As of Sep 28, 2022, Mars is approaching (within 4 degrees) a square with Neptune, which will be exact on October 11, 2022 — This is another very disruptive transit that typically brings damage through or to Neptunian domains. For example, contaminated water leakage, fire at a marina, water erosion affecting structural integrity of a building, chemical spill, gas leak explosion, maritime accident, attack on oil refinery, fighting over oil/gas, spread of infectious disease through contaminated water, etc. With this in mind, I would advise paying close attention to the water quality and securing any facilities that may contaminate water (e.g., through spills) in the communities affected by the hurricane. 

🌴🌊 Additionally, on Oct 11, 2022, Mercury will oppose Jupiter (as it did in mid-September 2022 during the railroad strike negotiations in the U.S.) and Moon will conjunct North Node in Taurus (to form a t-square with Saturn, Uranus and Moon Nodes) — This is a signature of disrupted transportation, difficulties for commercial sector (e.g., stores can’t open, sales are down), and unexpected structural or financial damage (e.g., power outages, service disruptions, damaged buildings collapse, banks suffer greater than expected losses, etc.). It is possible that it may take longer than expected to restore power and services; caution should be taken to inspect all buildings for structural integrity before letting residents back in. In particular, structures near/under water or those containing water (aquariums? marinas?) should be checked carefully.

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Astrology Predictions for September 2022 with Important Dates for the Stock Market based on Financial Astrology. Saturn-Uranus square energy to peak around Full Moon in October 2022.

Vintage Zodiac Sky map – All 12 Astrological signs

WEEK OF SEP 12 

Market direction prediction (DJIA and NASDAQ):

  • Mon 9/12 — Up
  • Tue 9/13 — Up
  • Wed 9/14 — Down
  • Th 9/15 — Down
  • Fr 9/16 — Down

Key dates:

  • Friday, Sep 16 — Likely a big move in the markets, probably a drop. Increased concerns about oil, gas and/or chemicals (availability of the supplies and problems with transportation by sea or under the sea). Upsetting news about earnings, prices, retail sales, and availability of money (e.g., concerns about bank liquidity, upsets over low earnings, high competition over some financial project, fighting over assets, etc.). Possibly, news about an aggressive financial takeover of some entity (esp. related to healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, etc.), upsets over financial losses by such an entity, or perhaps even an accidents/fire/attack involving such an institution (e.g., fire at a hospital). These events or concerns will continue into the weekend.
  • Sat-Sun, Sep 17-18 — Details may also come out about some conflict or a dispute that weren’t previously known. There may also be increased negotiations  involving international relations, commerce or transportation (e.g., to reach a deal, enter into a legal agreement, change conditions for international travel, etc.). The negotiations may involve a disagreement between a side that sees a larger picture (what’s the higher good) and the side that may focus on the details or be stuck on some small issue. The deal may be reached on Sun when a new consideration about safety/security is brought into the picture.

Noteworthy transits:

  • Venus squares Mars (Sep 14-16) — Arguments about the price/value, customers/investors unwilling to pay, upset over price, aggressive initiatives to take something of value by force (e.g., steal, overtake competitors), competitive spirit among financial institutions, fighting over money/profits. 
  • Sun squares Neptune retrograde (Sep 16-17) — Concerns about oil, gas, chemicals, deceptions, infectious diseases, poisonings; maritime transportation problems.
  • Mercury retrograde opposes Jupiter retrograde (Sep 17-19) — Lots of news about communication and transportation industries. Also, news about important negotiations and deals. However, the deal may or may not be reached as it may be difficult for parties to agree on some ethnical or moral issue. Negotiations may involve international communication and transportation (e.g., legal requirements for selling/transporting goods or people). Negotiations may reach peak tensions around 1pm ET on 9/18 when transiting Moon forms a t-square to Mercury/Jupiter opposition. At that time, the negotiations may break off or a deal is reached after an emotional appeal. On Oct 10-12, Mercury (in direct motion) will once again form an opposition to Jupiter retrograde. Thus, negotiations or a contract from Sep 17-19 may be re-evaluated, revised or finalized in October. Given that the week of Oct 10 has many tense transits occurring at the same time, it is likely that this finalized/updated agreement will result in significant events or will have long-lasting impact.
  • Uranus retrograde squares Saturn retrograde (Sep-Nov; peaks around Oct 11) — Global geopolitical tensions, bad for old persons in power, sudden upsets for governmental leaders or leaders of large corporations; increased chance of large quakes, plane crashes and other disasters. Typical disasters under Saturn/Uranus tense aspects manifest as heavy object(s) made of rock/metal/ice/mud falling from a great hight; situations may cause significant damage to structures. Unfavorable for industries involving IT, aerospace, telecoms, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies (e.g., reduced value, diminished funding, slow progress, breakdowns, delays, etc.). Charts of Turkey and China/Taiwan receive difficult aspects at this time and may be at higher risk of some disaster (e.g., a significant quake).

WEEK OF SEP 19

Market direction prediction (DJIA and NASDAQ):

  • Mon 9/19 — Up
  • Tue 9/20 — Down
  • Wed 9/21 — Up
  • Th 9/22 — Down
  • Fr 9/23 — Down

Key dates:

  • Thursday-Friday, Sep 22-23 — Expect important news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. Their value may drop. There may also be a period of confusion about the prices of associated products/services and concerns about the costs to transport them. There may be confusion about the prices of associated products/services and concerns about the costs to transport them. The confusion or uncertainty may be due to weather or some decisions being up in the air. This anxiety may result in a large market drop followed by a rally (possibly a drop on Thur-Fr, followed by a reversal to up on Mon).
  • Sun, Sep 25 (New Moon) — Focus on new large-scale and/or international initiatives involving partnerships, agreements, collaboration, support, etc. With Aries symbolizing military/aggression and Libra symbolizing diplomacy/balanced judgment, the next 2 weeks may bring increased focus on diplomatic initiatives and collaborative efforts to secure peaceful resolution to any ongoing conflicts. The efforts that begin at the New Moon may culminate in some significant decisions or events around the Full Moon on Oct 9. 

Noteworthy transits:

  • Venus trines Uranus retrograde (Sep 18-20) — Positive for IT, aerospace, telecoms, electronics, high tech, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies (e.g., earnings go up, projects do well, a product attracts many buyers, etc.). At the same time, costs and prices in the associated industries may go up (e.g., electricity costs or prices of e-vehicles).
  • Venus opposes Neptune, while also squaring U.S. Mars and conjuncting U.S. Neptune (Sep 22-24) — Stressful transits indicative of concerns about the value of oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.; a spike in infectious diseases; news about floods, poisonings, oil spills, contamination, and so on; also, of problems involving navy or maritime transportation. 
  • Sun, Sep 25 — New Moon in Libra opposes Jupiter in Aries — Focus on new initiatives, projects, and leaders. Projects that are announced or begin at this time may focus on diplomacy, international trade, immigration, and seeking international agreements on some matter. The opposition to Jupiter brings hope about positive resolution, but also an overestimation  and excessive optimism. Initiatives that begin at the New Moon may culminate or escalate around the Full Moon on Oct 9. 
  • Mars trines Saturn retrograde (Sep 25-30; peaks 28-29)
    • (1) Positive for beginning new long-term projects involving military, sports, industrial-scale manufacturing, ambitious/adventurous projects that require careful planning and discipline — with both Mars and Saturn in air signs, we may hear about new multi-year engineering/construction projects that involve building airports, airplane manufacturing contracts, weapons deals (with focus on things that fly, like drones or rockets), building plants to manufacture cars or some high tech or electronic devices, etc. Saturn represents government and large corporations, so any such projects will likely be funded/initiated/implemented by a large established entity. 
    • (2) Mars and Saturn also rule metals and minerals (e.g., iron and steel), so at this time we may hear about initiatives that facilitate acquisition or distribution of related commodities or supplies (e.g., a large steel contract is signed at a good/cheap price). Additionally, Saturn rules mining and coal while Mars rules fire and heat — with the trine facilitating the energy flow between the two, we can expect positive news about coal-mining and/or the use of coal for heating or metal manufacturing (e.g., a large contract for metallurgical coal aka coking coal?). 
    • (3) Mars/Saturn trine in air signs may also bring increased news about strong/damaging winds, storms, and/or increased turbulent activity or accidents involving objects moving through the air at high speeds. Given that Saturn is in ongoing square to Uranus at this time, Mars energy flowing uninterrupted (trine) to Saturn increased a chance of strong earthquakes (Mars power easily flows to Saturn; Uranus square indicates abrupt onset). The disruptive manifestation is the most likely on the afternoon of Sep 28 to morning of Sep 29 ET when Moon conjuncts South Node, opposes Uranus, and squares Saturn (forming a tense t-square).
  • Uranus retrograde squares Saturn retrograde (Sep-Nov; peaks around Oct 11) — Global geopolitical tensions, bad for old persons in power, sudden upsets for governmental leaders or leaders of large corporations; increased chance of large quakes, plane crashes and other disasters. Typical disasters under Saturn/Uranus tense aspects manifest as heavy object(s) made of rock/metal/ice/mud falling from a great hight; situations may cause significant damage to structures. Unfavorable for industries involving IT, aerospace, telecoms, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies (e.g., reduced value, diminished funding, slow progress, breakdowns, delays, etc.). Charts of Turkey and China/Taiwan receive difficult aspects at this time and may be at higher risk of some disaster (e.g., a significant quake).

WEEK OF SEP 26

Market direction prediction (DJIA and NASDAQ):

  • Mon 9/26 — Up
  • Tue 9/27 — Up
  • Wed 9/28 — Down
  • Th 9/29 — Down
  • Fr 9/30 — Down

Key dates:

  • Mon-Tue, Sep 26-27 — Increased news about international relations and commercial deals with emphasis on rates, loans, debt, mortgages, taxes, tariffs as well as mining, recycling, and nuclear power. We may hear about increased rates, higher prices on related commodities, increased earnings by lending institutions, increased taxes or tariffs, etc. For the U.S., expect increased (and likely positive) news about the country’s leaders and status on the world arena — the announcement may be related to commercial activity, currency, and/or finance (e.g., some beneficial trade deal is reached, value of the USD goes up, a new initiative helps financial institutions secure more funding/increase profits, leaders make an announcement that is received positively by the masses, etc.).
  • Wed-Thur, Sep 28-29 — Increased news about long-term projects involving military, sports, and industrial-scale manufacturing (esp. related to aerospace, telecoms, and power generation [esp. from wind]). Also, increased risk of major earthquakes and storms with strong winds.
  • Sat-Sun, Oct 1-2 — Busy weekend with news about important ongoing negotiations continuing from Th-Fr. Negotiations may become more urgent on Sat with renewed hopes; by Sun, a deal may be reached or some issue the was previously stuck may finally move forward. Alternatively, parties may disagree on the price/value and the deal that was stuck in negotiations or a delivery that was stuck/missing may be permanently cancelled.

Noteworthy transits:

  • Mars trines Saturn retrograde (Sep 25-30; peaks 28-29)
    • (1) Positive for beginning new long-term projects involving military, sports, industrial-scale manufacturing, ambitious/adventurous projects that require careful planning and discipline — with both Mars and Saturn in air signs, we may hear about new multi-year engineering/construction projects that involve building airports, airplane manufacturing contracts, weapons deals (with focus on things that fly, like drones or rockets), building plants to manufacture cars or some high tech or electronic devices, etc. Saturn represents government and large corporations, so any such projects will likely be funded/initiated/implemented by a large established entity. 
    • (2) Mars and Saturn also rule metals and minerals (e.g., iron and steel), so at this time we may hear about initiatives that facilitate acquisition or distribution of related commodities or supplies (e.g., a large steel contract is signed at a good/cheap price). Additionally, Saturn rules mining and coal while Mars rules fire and heat — with the trine facilitating the energy flow between the two, we can expect positive news about coal-mining and/or the use of coal for heating or metal manufacturing (e.g., a large contract for metallurgical coal aka coking coal?). 
    • (3) Mars/Saturn trine in air signs may also bring increased news about strong/damaging winds, storms, and/or increased turbulent activity or accidents involving objects moving through the air at high speeds. Given that Saturn is in ongoing square to Uranus at this time, Mars energy flowing uninterrupted (trine) to Saturn increased a chance of strong earthquakes (Mars power easily flows to Saturn; Uranus square indicates abrupt onset). The disruptive manifestation is the most likely on the afternoon of Sep 28 to morning of Sep 29 ET when Moon conjuncts South Node, opposes Uranus, and squares Saturn (forming a tense t-square).
  • Sun opposes Jupiter retrograde, Mercury retrograde conjuncts Venus and both trine Pluto retrograde (Sep 26-27) — Increased focus on international relations, immigration, and long distance travel/transportation. Also, focus on rates, loans, debt, mortgages, taxes, tariffs as well as mining, recycling, and nuclear power. The costs of running associated businesses, profits from or investments into such businesses, taxes, or lending rates may go up (e.g., banks raise rates or introduce new fees and make more money, mining companies’ earnings go up, nuclear power plants receive additional funding, etc.). Mercury retrograde and Venus will also conjunct U.S. Midheaven that day — Beneficial time for the country’s leaders, entering into profitable deals, achieving good results in negotiations, making favorable impression in social media, etc. With the U.S. Pluto in the 2nd house of finance, initiatives or deals announced today may be aimed at increasing earnings in general and may benefit financial institutions in particular. 
  • Mercury (retrograde and direct) opposes Neptune (Sep 29 – Oct 04); Mercury turns direct on Oct 2 (ET) — Increased focus on commercial activity and transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.  as well as maritime transportation in general. Opposition indicates problems, accidents, spills, delays, miscommunication, disagreements, and confusing situations (e.g., due to rainy or foggy weather, unclear contract terms, details missing or being intentionally obscured, etc.). If negotiations take place at this time, their direction may reverse when Mercury goes direct on Oct 2 (e.g., if an agreement was stuck, it may finally move forward or be permanently scrapped on Oct 1-2). Similarly, if a ship or some vehicle is stuck at this time, the transit may resume when Mercury turns direct. 
  • Uranus retrograde squares Saturn retrograde (Sep-Nov; peaks around Oct 11) — global geopolitical tensions, bad for old persons in power, sudden upsets for governmental leaders or leaders of large corporations; increased chance of large quakes, plane crashes and other disasters. Typical disasters under Saturn/Uranus tense aspects manifest as heavy object(s) made of rock/metal/ice/mud falling from a great hight; situations may cause significant damage to structures. Unfavorable for industries involving IT, aerospace, telecoms, power/electric grids, and cryptocurrencies (e.g., reduced value, diminished funding, slow progress, breakdowns, delays, etc.). Charts of Turkey and China/Taiwan receive difficult aspects at this time and may be at higher risk of some disaster (e.g., a significant quake).

PREVIEW of the tense period of October 3-17, 2022:

⚡️ Increased news about disruptions involving oil, gas, navy, pharmaceuticals, and transportation by sea. Increased likelihood of accidents and disasters (quakes, storms, plane crashes), esp. on Oct 8-11. Oct 7-12 may see a large market drop.

Global/OIL: October 3-17 is one of the more tense periods in 2022. There are several tense transits, which typically coincide with major market drops, disasters, technology breakdowns, stressful corporate announcements (e.g., about restructuring or sudden leadership change), troubles for established leaders/officials ( esp. from government or large corporations), increased geopolitical tensions, economic problems, and accidents. In particular, we may hear about major earthquakes, storms, attacks, fighting, fires, or accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, pollution, navy, drugs, mental imbalances, delusions, poisons, seafood, marine life, seaside location, etc. Possible manifestations include a major quake involving a location that is near a body of water or under water (e.g., an island or an underwater volcano), oil spills, gas leaks, accidents involving boiling water, maritime accidents, attacks by individuals who are mentally unstable/under influence of some substance, water pollution, chemical spills, and fires/dangerous events at Neptunian locations (e.g., marina, port, ship, submarine, underwater tunnel, underwater volcano, hospital, movie theater, concert hall, prison, biomedical lab, pharmacy, chemical plant, seaside location, island, etc.). We may hear about major disputes and even fighting over oil and gas prices, which may go down on Oct 7-10 and reverse to up on Oct 11 when some relevant deal is reached or a law is passed. 

China: October 9 is Full Moon (Sun/Moon opposition), which will fall exactly on the Nodal axis in the chart of China (activating 2nd and 8th houses of finance, loans, currency, debt, etc.). With transiting Sun and Venus also triggering China’s Mercury and Neptune (commercial activity, communication, transportation, oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, etc.), we may expect that the events or agreements that take place at that time may involve China in some way, possibly through some financial policy announcements or increased commercial activity. Moreover, Saturn and Uranus will form a fairly tight grand square with China’s Pluto in the 7th house of partners (ruler of the 10th house of leadership, status in the world) and China’s Venus in the 10th house (ruler of the 4th house of motherland, banks, real estate). These transits are indicative of tensions in international relations, changes in partnership agreements, changes in power structures, financial losses, financial policy changes, difficult situations involving banks/real estate, etc. 

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August 15-21, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions 

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

Time = New York NY time; markets = DJIA and NASDAQ; crypto = mainly BTC.

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DAILY:

AUG 15, 2022 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). On Sunday (14th) and/or morning of the 15th, we may hear about some concerns about the price or availability of gold (e.g., temporary unavailability, shortage, reduced holdings, delayed contract/delivery, some governmental regulation that affects availability/lowers the price, etc.) — this is a short-lived influence and the situation should resolve by Tue. So, if there is a drop in gold prices on Mon, they will probably recover by Tue and may even go higher on Wed-Thur.

Aug 11-16, 2022 (esp. 12-14) — Mars trine Pluto — Favorable for activities and projects related to sports, physical activities, military, weapons, nuclear power, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, and any “underground” activities (e.g., mining, excavating, digging, searching for hidden info, doing in-depth academic research, uncovering illegal/manipulative activities, etc.). Projects in these areas will likely proceed easier, faster and smoother than usual; athletes may break records or achieve higher than expected level of performance. For ex., a permission is granted for some sports event or a military campaign to proceed, a large weapons deals is reached, the weather during an important sporting event is perfect, the engines [or some power source] are fired up and ready to go, athletes are in peak physical condition, etc. In the area of medicine, this is a favorable time for projects related to regeneration, reversing diseases/aging, and cancer research. A negative manifestation could include misused/misplaced power or excessive heat — some power/energy/heat source may be generating a high level of energy, so it will be important to properly direct it, else it may overheat etc. For ex., if there is a racing event, experienced drivers may benefit from being provided a more powerful car and beat previous records, whereas less skilled drivers may become frustrated or even lose control. Similarly, flammable substances (e.g., dry vegetation) may be more prone to catching fire, fires that start at this time may be stronger than usual, and any existing fires may be harder to put out [Mars = fire, Pluto = energy, trine = easy flow/unlimited supply]. 

Aug 15-16, 2022 — Positive news for IT, aerospace, air travel, energy companies, electric cars, high tech, telecoms, e-vehicle manufacturers, social media, online retailers, etc. (e.g., increased earnings, favorable governmental policies, approved initiatives, resumption of previously delayed flights, renewed contracts, increased sales, delivery ahead of schedule, and so on). Weather wise, there may be higher than usual wind speeds. 

AUG 16, 2022 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). 

AUG 17, 2022 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

Aug 17-18, 2022 — Venus in Leo trine Jupiter in Aries — Increased value of or earnings from the sales of luxury goods, jewelry, gold, sugar, entertainment- and gambling-related services; increased appetite for risk and splurging. With the trine aspect, the value of the purchased products may be justified and increase long-term. At the same time, we can expect more news about prices (Venus) going up (Jupiter) without resistance or limitations (trine = easy flow, no stop). Moon in Taurus will square Venus in the morning — there may be a mood that some luxury goods or some shiny desirable investments (e.g., gold or jewelry) are less affordable than before. 

USA: Aug 17-19, 2022 (esp. the 18th) — Mercury will conjunct the country’s Neptune (ruler of the 4th) — increased focus on oil gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, beverages, potable water, seafood, navy, shipping by sea, etc. as well as on banks’ assets, real estate, farming, food production, and homeland security. We may hear about new contracts, sales, initiatives to expedite the movement of goods, or organizational changes (e.g., to reroute deliveries to a different port or railway station). The news may be neutral and focus on clarifying some details in a report, streamlining delivery routes, improving the flow of water (e.g., for irrigation), improving deliveries by sea, entering into agreements to increase trade of the above-mentioned goods (e.g., oil or some chemical, or agricultural products), and so on.

AUG 18, 2022 (TH): Medium influence; market may go down (60%). Moon will join Uranus and North Node and square Saturn, which may trigger or renew concerns that have previously come up in late July-early August (e.g., China Taiwan tensions, unrest in Sri Lanka, accidents/quakes undermining structural stability of large buildings, accidents involving planes or flying objects, concerns about financial instability of some financial entities/banks, etc.). There may also be increased volatility in crypto and Forex markets and/or concerning news about a trading platform (e.g., some crypto exchange experiences an outage).

AUG 19, 2022 (FR): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Increased news about gold and/or silver (value may go down relative to USD). 

USA: Aug 20, 2022 — Minor concerns about commerce, retail sales, currency value, payment processing, and contracts — there may be slightly negative news (e.g., retail sales are lower than expected, high rates have an adverse effect on consumer spending, etc.).

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

Global/USA: Oct 9-16, 2022 (esp. the 11th) — Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Virgo. The Mars/Neptune square will aspect natal Mars/Neptune square in the U.S. chart (there, Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces). The energy of this tense transit may manifest as disruptions, tensions, or accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, infectious diseases, drugs, mental illness, confusion, foggy conditions, floods, beverages, contaminated water, navy, religion, deception, etc. For ex., we may hear about a maritime accident, escalations involving navy, a fire at a marina, a fire at an oil refinery, a wastewater leak, fighting over gas/oil prices, fights or fires at seaside locations (ports, islands, beaches), a spike in some infectious disease [something that spreads through liquids and is associated with fever/inflammation], an oil spill, a gas leak causing an explosion, disagreements over the use of some chemicals, etc. 

Squares from Mars typically coincide with fires, explosions, accidents, protests, break-downs, upsets, fighting, etc. This Mars/Neptune square will take place during the Uranus/Saturn square (see below), which further accentuates the possibility of some sort of an accident, breakdown, or a structural collapse. These problems may be due to turbulent weather: We may hear about excessive rains or floods, or about water erosion. Additionally, on Oct 11-18 (esp. the 14th), 2022 Sun and Venus will form a grand trine with Saturn and Mars in Air signs — this is indicative of powerful winds or some air current spinning and spinning and spinning without much obstruction. Weather problems and/or news about the spread of some infection may affect transportation by air and sea (e.g., flights are delayed, a ship breaks down in a canal, oil spill prevents ships from docking, etc.).

In the markets, we may see a large drop on Oct 10-12, 2022 followed by a rally on the 12-13th; Oct 12 may be a reversal day. Affected areas may particularly include communication, transportation, retail sales, commerce, IT, social media, as well as gas, oil, chemicals, pharma, beverages, seafood, movies, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing (Mars) over the sale (Gemini) of some Neptunian product (e.g., oil/gas) (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase gas, chemicals, navy ship, or seafood; a new action movie flops; sales of gas-powered cars drop; sales of some fast/powerful cars/planes/ships are suspended; etc.). 

With Mars transiting over the U.S. Mars, in the USA we can expect increased news about military, weapons, fires, or sports (esp. fighting, racing, and extreme sports). Involvement of Neptune indicates that the news may involve a Neptunian domain (e.g., navy, places near water, bodies of water, hospitals, theaters, beverage companies, movie production companies, famous music/movie personalities, etc.). Given that this transit will take place during a hurricane season and that NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production, disrupting fuel supplies, disrupting petroleum transportation, and delaying sea transportation.  

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022. Update (06.20.22): Also, during the Saturn in Aquarius (suppression, regulation, losses related to IT, tech, distributed networks) square (breaking point, tension) to Uranus in Taurus (independence, innovative approaches related to finance and currencies, digital assets) period, esp. a few days before/after October 11 — expect a drop in the value of crypto currencies and problems for other digital assets related to increased regulations or large scale sell offs by governments or other large “players.” 

NEW Global: Oct 28, 2022 – Jan 13, 2023 —  On October 28 through December 20, Jupiter retrograde goes back into Pisces; on October 30, Mars turns retrograde. These two transits together indicate that some activities or projects (esp. related to heating, sports, military, oil, gas, water, navy, seafood, beverages, etc.) may reverse course, stop, become suspended [for repairs/review], go back to a prior state, or alternatively re-start if they were previously stopped. With Mars in Gemini, communication, transportation, and commercial activities may slow down pending some adjustments/renegotiation (e.g., weapons sales and/or transportation are suspended, a sporting event is postponed, refinery closes due to inclement weather, a port prevents ships from docking due to contamination or an outbreak, some form of payment is no longer accepted, some travel routes close due to weather, etc.). With Jupiter back in Pisces, gas, oil, chemicals, seafood, pharma, etc. prices may go up (especially around Nov 7-24, 2022 — and within this time period — especially the week of Nov 7). Jupiter’s transit through Pisces may be accompanied by excessive rains, floods, spills, soil erosion, and so on. One scenario is disruptions of oil or gas delivery (possibly due to bad weather or problems with contracts or delivery routes), which in turn would bring prices up. A positive manifestation of Mars retrograde energy would involve military activities (Mars) being suspended. When Jupiter re-enters Aires on December 20, 2022, it may bring warmer dryer weather and reduced gas, oil, etc. prices. At the same time, disagreements over the price of oil, gas, fats (Jupiter) may heat up (Aries is a fire sign ruled by Mars and is associated with hot weather, fires, military activities, fighting, etc. Jupiter in Aries expands and magnifies this fiery energy). On January 13, 2023, Mars turns direct, at which time we can expect a resumption of previously stalled commercial/transportation activities or postponed sporting events; however, fighting/military activities that may have been suspended when Mars went retrograde may also resume. 

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

Update (05.30.22): The probability of tensions, large earthquakes, disasters, accidents, etc. begins to go up as early as late July when Uranus conjuncts Mars and North Node (and Saturn squares the three). Previous major quakes that shook Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 occurred under Uranus conjunct South Node (with Saturn squaring both). Additionally, in the early August 2022, Jupiter will square Taiwan’s Midheaven (IC/MC axis) — focus on leaders, status on the world arena, homeland, food, security, etc. Thus, the entire period from late July to mid-November 2022 looks ripe for a notable earthquake or some other disaster (tsunami?) that may also trigger a massive blackout/power outage. For Turkey, in the early August 2002, Jupiter will oppose its Mars while Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). These transits are indicative of concerns about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

Global: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23) — Difficult Mars square Neptune transit. Expect increased market volatility (possibly large drop followed by an up swing), disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on the place of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, etc. With Mars in Gemini, there may be an increase in the news about traffic accidents causing oil or chemical spills (esp. due to rain, fog, slippery roads, etc.). On Nov 23, there will also be a New Moon in Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and on the same day, Jupiter will turn direct. Taken together, these planetary alignments may coincide with a larger than usual market move and a direction reversal around Nov 23, possibly on the news about oil/gas prices, international agreements, and/or news about infectious diseases. For ex., a travel restriction is lifted or a shipment is allowed to go through thereby reducing the inventory crunch (and lowering the price of related commodities, such as oil, gas, chemicals, etc.). During the last Mars/Neptune square, which occurred around May 15-20, 2022, DJIA dropped 2.9%, and NASDAQ, 3.82%. 

USA: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23-24) — Transiting Mars square Neptune (Mars in 21 degree of Gemini, Neptune in 22 degree of Pisces) will form a precise conjunction and opposition (Mars and Neptune, respectively) to the U.S. natal Mars/Neptune square (21 deg Gemini/ 22 deg Virgo). This planetary configuration may bring increased news about military activities, weapons, navy, and assertive or risky actions (taking an assertive stance rather than compromising). At the same, time there will be increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, infectious diseases, religion, contamination, drugs, deception, and lies. For ex., there may be concerns about contamination of some beverage, pollution of a body of water, accidents or fires involving navy or maritime transportation, upsets over gas prices, problems with oil production or delivery by sea, news about an uptick of some infectious disease, etc. Because of the heavy Neptunian influence, there may be confusion (Neptune) about actions (Mars) — what to do, when to do it, who did it, where did something go, etc. If some entity is suspected of improper activities (e.g., polluting a body of water by improperly disposing of some chemical), it may be hard to identify the culprit at this time or pinpoint what exactly happened.

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ALL WEEK (Updated): 

Updated Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

Update (08.14.22): Mid-November, 2022 onward is when Saturn Uranus square as well as Uranus North Node conjunction will be moving beyond the 3 degree orb. At that time, there may be a shift in energy and focus away from the topics and concerns arising/intensifying in July through October 2022 (e.g., Sri Lanka crisis and China-Taiwan tensions) to a new set of issues. The old/ongoing issues may well remain in places, but the focus may shift. In particular, there may be increased market volatility the weeks of November 7 and 18 when we will have several important transits, including a square from a retrograde Mars in Gemini to the retrograde Jupiter + retrograde Neptune conjunction in Pisces and a total Lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022. The situation at that time (early to mid November 2022), may involve concerns about the prices or availability of OIL, GAS, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, beverages, potable water, seafood, shipping by sea, and so on. (Retro Mars in Gemini = delayed contracts, sales or deliveries; reversed flow, reversed negotiations; retro Jupiter back in Pisces conjunct Neptune = higher oil/gas prices, excessive precipitation, leaks, contamination; square = breaking point, conflicts, accidents). Additionally, there may be increased news about infectious diseases, water contamination, naval activities, maritime accidents, floods, excessive precipitation, water damage, chemical pollution, etc. Shipping via sea routes may slow down or experience temporary problems due to some maritime accident, bad weather, reversed contracts, etc.

GOLD/SILVER /  USA: May-early July, 2022 but even more so in Jan-Feb 2023 — The value of gold (and possibly silver) may rise slightly around May-early July of 2022 (esp. in the early June) and even more so in Jan-Feb of 2023. This may be related to the news about U.S. fiscal policies, fluctuations in the value of USD, concerns about the stability of U.S. financial institutions and/or financial losses/restrictions (related to rates, debt, fees, loans, insurance, etc.). Alternatively, in May-July 2022 we may see a preview or initial stages of some policies that will culminate/take effect in Jan-Feb 2023. These policies may involve restrictions on what is recognized as a legal tender, what can or cannot be used to pay for goods, how online retailers can conduct their payment transactions, what and how can be accepted as a payment (esp. online), what is a currency (or is officially recognized as “money”), etc. These policies (which may involve restructuring of the Federal Reserve and financial system, regulation of the use of gold and silver, implementation of some new financial instruments to control the dollar’s value, etc.) may affect the value of USD as well as the relative value of gold and/or silver (possibly drive gold and/or silver up).

China: 2022 spring-summer (esp. July-Aug) — Increased probability of significant flooding and/or major accidents and associated financial losses (e.g., due to floods or an industrial accident). 

China: Jun 6 – Jul 24, 2022; Sep 26 – Nov 20, 2022; and Mar 27 – May 6, 2023 — Transiting Uranus square China’s Pluto (in the 7th house of partners, ruler of the 10th house of leadership) — This is an ongoing slow transit that will be felt strongly this week. It could manifest as sudden shocking events involving partnership agreements or leaders, unexpected changes in leadership, signing new agreements, exiting old partnerships, etc. Uranus may bring an element of surprise and expedited tempo to the events. Pluto typically manifests as events occurring in secrecy or underground (e.g., at a mine); Pluto also rules things like power plants, nuclear power, recycling, prisons, death/rebirth, and so on. Projects that begin at this time may be fairly significant and may involve a new radical approach to dealing with Plutonian issues (e.g., offering an innovative way to recycle trash while reducing pollution, shutting down a nuclear power plant, starting a new nuclear power plant that uses some innovative technology, and so on). During the three passes that Uranus will make to the country’s Pluto, we may see the same issue (or similar issues) brought up in phases — during the first pass in the summer of 2022, the initial plans may be made or a triggering event may occur. Then, in the fall of 2022, the situation may be reassessed or the approach may be revised. Finally, in the spring of 2033, the final resolution is reached or the final agreement is settled. 

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and Jupiter in the country’s chart (important legal changes or issues). Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. Because square is a tense transit (it symbolizes tensions reaching a breaking point), any legal changes or discussions at this time may not be universally approved or there may be resistance to the change — status quo my be challenged and [forcibly] overturned under pressure.

For ex., regulations may involve student loan forgiveness, services for immigrants, healthcare check requirements for international travelers, international job outsourcing, workplace fairness, support for refugees, etc. The tense square aspect may manifest as disagreements about the regulations, conflicts about which laws are just, push to legalize some activity(ies), protests against perceived unjust laws, and/or struggles to pass the laws. At the same time, Jupiter and Venus combination tends to manifest as an overestimation, over-spending, excessive optimism, inflation, etc. Thus, if laws or regulations are passed or amended at this time, they may involve a great deal of spending or a signifiant increase in the number of individuals receiving benefits (e.g., students’ loans are forgiven, teachers’ salary goes up, immigrants/refugees receive more benefits, etc.). There may also be increased efforts to curb inflation, but they may be more successful after this transit passes than during this transit. Specific to healthcare, there may be increased news about diabetes and conditions associated with excess sugar or fat, or liver-related issues (e.g., regulation of treatments, import/export of medication, or some international agreements).

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • (Updated 07.04.22): As mentioned in the video I uploaded on 6-28-22 on my YouTube channel, Neptune turned retrograde at New Moon on 6-28-22 (squared by Mercury) indicating a reversal in some decision or policy related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, etc. Notably, on 6-30-22, “Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year’s results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%” (Reuters). This example may give us a glimpse of what to expect in November (see below) when Neptune retrograde will be squared by Mars — there may be a similar disruptive news about some oil or gas company, or, about a disruption in supplies 
  • Jul 12-14, 2022 — Venus square Neptune (and trine Saturn) — value of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. may go down and/or there may be disagreements about the value of these products. Venus (desire, money) in Gemini (commerce, sales) trine Saturn indicates willingness to pay for related products and services to ensure stability (Saturn). However, square to Neptune indicates uncertainty or confusion about the process or the value. A deal reached at this time may involve an element of deception where the value, costs, or the price is misleading and the actual value or expense may turn out to be much higher or lower than anticipated. (end of 07.04.22 update)
  • (Updated 07.16.22): Oct 11, 2022 (+- few days) — Upsets for businesses related to gas, oil, chemicals, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing over the contract or shipment conditions (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase, transport or process oil, gas, chemicals, industry-specific equipment, etc.; there is a fire at an oil refinery; or, an oil rig has to shutdown due to weather). There may also be a spike in concerns over the spread of some infectious disease. In the U.S., there is a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production and disrupting fuel supplies or petroleum transportation. Together, these issues may result in a large market drop around Oct 10-12, 2022. Oil and gas prices may also temporarily dip.  (end of 07.16.22 update) 
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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August 8-14, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

Time = New York NY time; markets = DJIA and NASDAQ; crypto = mainly BTC.

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DAILY:

AUG 08, 2022 (MON): n/a [Posted on 8/11/2022 after hours; provided a preview for Aug 8-10 last week where I expected market to be down — see below. It appears that the market was indeed subdued on Mon-Tue when Venus-Pluto opposition was in effect, but reversed to up once the opposition separated.]

Aug 8-10, 2022 — On Aug 8-9, 2022, Venus [finance, profits] will make a difficult opposition transit to Pluto [debt, rates]. This opposition will also aspect U.S. Pluto in the 2nd house of finance/currency (the U.S. is going through a transformative Pluto return at this time, so any transits to Pluto also aspect U.S. Pluto). On Wed (Aug 10, 2022), Sun will square Uranus/North Node while Moon will conjunct Pluto — this indicates continuing concerns about electronics, power supply, planes, profits, currencies, banks, etc. Thus, it is possible that some escalation or an accident on Fr/Sat (Aug 5-6, 2022) may spook the investors and push the market down on Aug 8-10, 2022. As the triple conjunction takes place in Taurus, we can expect an impact on financial domain/currencies/banks as well as volatility in the value of products and businesses related to Uranus (any products or services that rely on electricity/electronics). A square from Saturn [loss, shortage] in Aquarius (ruled by Uranus) is similarly indicative of problems involving airplanes, electronics, networks, power grids, etc.

  • Uranus = electricity, electronics, networks, internet, digital, airplanes, drones, surprise, shock, ultra high speed
  • Mars = fire, military, weapons, aggression, high speed
  • North Node = large scale impact
  • Taurus = finance, profits, currency, banks
  • Saturn = loss, shortage, delay, embargo, controls, limitation, breakdown, heaviness, minerals, steel, large corporations, government, mountains 
  • Aquarius = electricity, electronics, networks, high tech, internet, social media, digital, air borne tech, innovation, airspace, airplanes, drones 

AUG 09, 2022 (TUE): n/a

AUG 10, 2022 (WED): n/a

AUG 11, 2022 (TH): n/a 

Aug 11, 2022 — Full Moon in Leo; Sun in opposition to the Moon and square Uranus and Moon Nodes — Surprising, unexpected, or disruptive announcements related to IT, aerospace, air travel, energy companies, electric cars, high tech, etc. The announcement may elicit divisive opinions with some strongly in support and some, in opposition to the project/initiative. A prominent person/celebrity (more likely male) may be featured in the news because of their erratic or extravagant behavior — again, this person’s behavior may elect divine opinions. Weather-wise, there is an increased probability of sudden changes (e.g., sunny to rainy and vice versa), lightening storms, or turbulent air flow, which may start suddenly but also dissipate quicker than expected. 

AUG 12, 2022 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (65%).  Increased news about gold and/or silver, especially in the morning (value may go up relative to USD). 

USA: Aug 5, 2022 — Increased news about the retail sales, communication, and transportation — 

Aug 11-16, 2022 (esp. 12-14) — Mars trine Pluto — Favorable for activities and projects related to sports, physical activities, military, weapons, nuclear power, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, and any “underground” activities (e.g., mining, excavating, digging, searching for hidden info, doing in-depth academic research, uncovering illegal/manipulative activities, etc.). Projects in these areas will likely proceed easier, faster and smoother than usual; athletes may break records or achieve higher than expected level of performance. For ex., a permission is granted for some sports event or a military campaign to proceed, a large weapons deals is reached, the weather during an important sporting event is perfect, the engines [or some power source] are fired up and ready to go, athletes are in peak physical condition, etc. In the area of medicine, this is a favorable time for projects related to regeneration, reversing diseases/aging, and cancer research. A negative manifestation could include misused/misplaced power or excessive heat — some power/energy/heat source may be generating a high level of energy, so it will be important to properly direct it, else it may overheat etc. For ex., if there is a racing event, experienced drivers may benefit from being provided a more powerful car and beat previous records, whereas less skilled drivers may become frustrated or even lose control. Similarly, flammable substances (e.g., dry vegetation) may be more prone to catching fire, fires that start at this time may be stronger than usual, and any existing fires may be harder to put out [Mars = fire, Pluto = energy, trine = easy flow/unlimited supply]. 

Aug 14, 2022 — Sun in Leo (focus on self, shining in the spotlight) will oppose Saturn in Aquarius (rules/discipline that a group follows; equal treatment) — This transit may bring news about health issues or problems for famous people, celebrities, actors, or politicians (esp. males). Some celebrity may be accused of acting selfish, arrogant, violating someone’s rights, or being unfair to a group of people.  

Aug 15-16, 2022 — Market may go up (65%); the days look relatively positive, including for IT, aerospace, air travel, energy companies, electric cars, high tech, telecoms, e-vehicle manufacturers, social media, online retailers, etc. Weather wise, there may be higher than usual wind speeds. 

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

Global/USA: Oct 9-16, 2022 (esp. the 11th) — Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Virgo. The Mars/Neptune square will aspect natal Mars/Neptune square in the U.S. chart (there, Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces). The energy of this tense transit may manifest as disruptions, tensions, or accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, infectious diseases, drugs, mental illness, confusion, foggy conditions, floods, beverages, contaminated water, navy, religion, deception, etc. For ex., we may hear about a maritime accident, escalations involving navy, a fire at a marina, a fire at an oil refinery, a wastewater leak, fighting over gas/oil prices, fights or fires at seaside locations (ports, islands, beaches), a spike in some infectious disease [something that spreads through liquids and is associated with fever/inflammation], an oil spill, a gas leak causing an explosion, disagreements over the use of some chemicals, etc. 

Squares from Mars typically coincide with fires, explosions, accidents, protests, break-downs, upsets, fighting, etc. This Mars/Neptune square will take place during the Uranus/Saturn square (see below), which further accentuates the possibility of some sort of an accident, breakdown, or a structural collapse. These problems may be due to turbulent weather: We may hear about excessive rains or floods, or about water erosion. Additionally, on Oct 11-18 (esp. the 14th), 2022 Sun and Venus will form a grand trine with Saturn and Mars in Air signs — this is indicative of powerful winds or some air current spinning and spinning and spinning without much obstruction. Weather problems and/or news about the spread of some infection may affect transportation by air and sea (e.g., flights are delayed, a ship breaks down in a canal, oil spill prevents ships from docking, etc.).

In the markets, we may see a large drop on Oct 10-12, 2022 followed by a rally on the 12-13th; Oct 12 may be a reversal day. Affected areas may particularly include communication, transportation, retail sales, commerce, IT, social media, as well as gas, oil, chemicals, pharma, beverages, seafood, movies, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing (Mars) over the sale (Gemini) of some Neptunian product (e.g., oil/gas) (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase gas, chemicals, navy ship, or seafood; a new action movie flops; sales of gas-powered cars drop; sales of some fast/powerful cars/planes/ships are suspended; etc.). 

With Mars transiting over the U.S. Mars, in the USA we can expect increased news about military, weapons, fires, or sports (esp. fighting, racing, and extreme sports). Involvement of Neptune indicates that the news may involve a Neptunian domain (e.g., navy, places near water, bodies of water, hospitals, theaters, beverage companies, movie production companies, famous music/movie personalities, etc.). Given that this transit will take place during a hurricane season and that NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production, disrupting fuel supplies, disrupting petroleum transportation, and delaying sea transportation.  

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022. Update (06.20.22): Also, during the Saturn in Aquarius (suppression, regulation, losses related to IT, tech, distributed networks) square (breaking point, tension) to Uranus in Taurus (independence, innovative approaches related to finance and currencies, digital assets) period, esp. a few days before/after October 11 — expect a drop in the value of crypto currencies and problems for other digital assets related to increased regulations or large scale sell offs by governments or other large “players.” 

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

Update (05.30.22): The probability of tensions, large earthquakes, disasters, accidents, etc. begins to go up as early as late July when Uranus conjuncts Mars and North Node (and Saturn squares the three). Previous major quakes that shook Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 occurred under Uranus conjunct South Node (with Saturn squaring both). Additionally, in the early August 2022, Jupiter will square Taiwan’s Midheaven (IC/MC axis) — focus on leaders, status on the world arena, homeland, food, security, etc. Thus, the entire period from late July to mid-November 2022 looks ripe for a notable earthquake or some other disaster (tsunami?) that may also trigger a massive blackout/power outage. For Turkey, in the early August 2002, Jupiter will oppose its Mars while Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). These transits are indicative of concerns about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

Global: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23) — Difficult Mars square Neptune transit. Expect increased market volatility (possibly large drop followed by an up swing), disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on the place of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, etc. With Mars in Gemini, there may be an increase in the news about traffic accidents causing oil or chemical spills (esp. due to rain, fog, slippery roads, etc.). On Nov 23, there will also be a New Moon in Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and on the same day, Jupiter will turn direct. Taken together, these planetary alignments may coincide with a larger than usual market move and a direction reversal around Nov 23, possibly on the news about oil/gas prices, international agreements, and/or news about infectious diseases. For ex., a travel restriction is lifted or a shipment is allowed to go through thereby reducing the inventory crunch (and lowering the price of related commodities, such as oil, gas, chemicals, etc.). During the last Mars/Neptune square, which occurred around May 15-20, 2022, DJIA dropped 2.9%, and NASDAQ, 3.82%. 

USA: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23-24) — Transiting Mars square Neptune (Mars in 21 degree of Gemini, Neptune in 22 degree of Pisces) will form a precise conjunction and opposition (Mars and Neptune, respectively) to the U.S. natal Mars/Neptune square (21 deg Gemini/ 22 deg Virgo). This planetary configuration may bring increased news about military activities, weapons, navy, and assertive or risky actions (taking an assertive stance rather than compromising). At the same, time there will be increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, infectious diseases, religion, contamination, drugs, deception, and lies. For ex., there may be concerns about contamination of some beverage, pollution of a body of water, accidents or fires involving navy or maritime transportation, upsets over gas prices, problems with oil production or delivery by sea, news about an uptick of some infectious disease, etc. Because of the heavy Neptunian influence, there may be confusion (Neptune) about actions (Mars) — what to do, when to do it, who did it, where did something go, etc. If some entity is suspected of improper activities (e.g., polluting a body of water by improperly disposing of some chemical), it may be hard to identify the culprit at this time or pinpoint what exactly happened.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Jul 25 – Aug 13, 2022 — MARS, URANUS and NORTH NODE (Rahu) CONJUNCT — One of the worst periods of the year and may coincide with large market drops — There is an increased probability of an accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

In late Jul – mid Aug, 2022, Uranus will conjunct North Node of the Moon and Mars; this triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. This is a volatile combination. Looking back at the events that have occurred under similar transit (Uranus conjunct a Moon Node, either by itself or along with Mars), we can note that events often involved turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accidents involving explosions and fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. Examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits going back to 1976 are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022.

Another possible manifestation of the transit occurring in late July – early August, 2022 is a large earthquake and/or a massive blackout. Major quakes shook Turkey (7.6) and Taiwan (7.7) in Aug and Sep of 1999, respectively, under similar a similar transit — Uranus was conjunct South Node, and Saturn squared Uranus/South Node conjunction.  

Late July – mid Aug 2022 may also see significant geopolitical or business developments. Besides the increased chance of some disaster, like a major storm or plane crash (with keywords being “fire ball,” “strong winds,” “sudden,” “fall from a height,” and “wide-spread damage”), we can expect one or more of the following: Unexpected changes in the value of some currency, market flash crash, entities forming a union, entities leaving an organization, a beginning/ending of an important multi-year project, major milestones for some new technology (esp. related to airlines, aerospace, and electronics), founding of a major company, countries or large corporations reaching a large-scale deal, business acquisition or sale of massive proportions, etc. 

Possible flash crash in the markets or some currency, service outages [affecting financial services or currency exchanges], announcements of new innovative IT/tech/aerospace projects, and/or a technological breakthrough. At a minimum, increased volatility and unpredictable events. In particular, it may involve a cryptocurrency or possibly Japanese Yen. It may also involve one or more companies related to IT, aerospace, electricity, e-vehicles, and/or social media. 

  • A negative manifestation would be a well-known entity suffering a sudden value loss/collapsing/going bankrupt, an airplane accident, a sudden cancellation of a project/product, a fire at a manufacturing facility, a fire at a space station, massive blackout, internet outage, “bank holiday” (with restricted access to funds), sudden airborne attack, etc. 
  • A positive manifestation would be an announcement of a new surprising initiative followed by a rally — for ex., a new social media company, a new aerospace project, news about UFOs or aliens 😄, a new cryptocurrency, a new electronic payment network, new chip manufacturing facility, new battery factory, or something cutting edge and innovative.

In the past, several currency “flash crashes” occurred under hard aspects from Uranus to the Nodes: 

January-February 2019 (Uranus in Aries square Moon Nodes in Cancer/Capricorn) – 

  • The Swiss franc swooned almost 1 percent at the start of Asian trade on Feb 10, 2019 as thin liquidity caused by a Japan holiday led to a mini recurrence of the “flash crash” that roiled Forex markets on Jan 2, 2019. (https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDCHF/9WBH0Xes-USDCHF-flash-crash/)  *Note: On the day of the crash, Mars was conjunct Uranus and together they squared the Nodes within 1.5-2.5 degree orb.

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

A preview of the events that may escalate in late July – early August took place on July 8-9: On July 8,  Shinzo Abe was assassinated and Elon Musk moved to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. On July 9, Sri Lanka’s president resigned after a dramatic escalation over an economic crisis. These events coincided with the approaching Uranus/North Node transit being triggered by Moon. When Mars joins Uranus/NN in late July, these same areas may again be in the news — that is, Japan (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, Japanese yen volatility); Sri Lanka (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, crisis escalation, change in geopolitical status [selling off assets? concerns losing independence?]); Twitter, and businesses belonging or similar to the ones owned by Elon Musk. 

China: Jul 25 – Aug 13, 2022 (esp. Jul 30-Aug 3) — Mars, Uranus, North Node triple conjunction in Taurus tightly opposes China’s Venus in Scorpio — sudden upsets related to finance, earnings, currency, debt, rates, etc. A shakeup or an unexpected/risky/aggressive move that causes concerns about financial stability of one or more entities. (Note that Uranus will continue to oppose the country’s Venus on/off through May of 2024, so while this week’s events may represent an escalation, the situation will continue to evolve for months).

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

GOLD/SILVER /  USA: May-early July, 2022 but even more so in Jan-Feb 2023 — The value of gold (and possibly silver) may rise slightly around May-early July of 2022 (esp. in the early June) and even more so in Jan-Feb of 2023. This may be related to the news about U.S. fiscal policies, fluctuations in the value of USD, concerns about the stability of U.S. financial institutions and/or financial losses/restrictions (related to rates, debt, fees, loans, insurance, etc.). Alternatively, in May-July 2022 we may see a preview or initial stages of some policies that will culminate/take effect in Jan-Feb 2023. These policies may involve restrictions on what is recognized as a legal tender, what can or cannot be used to pay for goods, how online retailers can conduct their payment transactions, what and how can be accepted as a payment (esp. online), what is a currency (or is officially recognized as “money”), etc. These policies (which may involve restructuring of the Federal Reserve and financial system, regulation of the use of gold and silver, implementation of some new financial instruments to control the dollar’s value, etc.) may affect the value of USD as well as the relative value of gold and/or silver (possibly drive gold and/or silver up).

China: 2022 spring-summer (esp. July-Aug) — Increased probability of significant flooding and/or major accidents and associated financial losses (e.g., due to floods or an industrial accident). 

China: Jun 6 – Jul 24, 2022; Sep 26 – Nov 20, 2022; and Mar 27 – May 6, 2023 — Transiting Uranus square China’s Pluto (in the 7th house of partners, ruler of the 10th house of leadership) — This is an ongoing slow transit that will be felt strongly this week. It could manifest as sudden shocking events involving partnership agreements or leaders, unexpected changes in leadership, signing new agreements, exiting old partnerships, etc. Uranus may bring an element of surprise and expedited tempo to the events. Pluto typically manifests as events occurring in secrecy or underground (e.g., at a mine); Pluto also rules things like power plants, nuclear power, recycling, prisons, death/rebirth, and so on. Projects that begin at this time may be fairly significant and may involve a new radical approach to dealing with Plutonian issues (e.g., offering an innovative way to recycle trash while reducing pollution, shutting down a nuclear power plant, starting a new nuclear power plant that uses some innovative technology, and so on). During the three passes that Uranus will make to the country’s Pluto, we may see the same issue (or similar issues) brought up in phases — during the first pass in the summer of 2022, the initial plans may be made or a triggering event may occur. Then, in the fall of 2022, the situation may be reassessed or the approach may be revised. Finally, in the spring of 2033, the final resolution is reached or the final agreement is settled. 

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and Jupiter in the country’s chart (important legal changes or issues). Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. Because square is a tense transit (it symbolizes tensions reaching a breaking point), any legal changes or discussions at this time may not be universally approved or there may be resistance to the change — status quo my be challenged and [forcibly] overturned under pressure.

For ex., regulations may involve student loan forgiveness, services for immigrants, healthcare check requirements for international travelers, international job outsourcing, workplace fairness, support for refugees, etc. The tense square aspect may manifest as disagreements about the regulations, conflicts about which laws are just, push to legalize some activity(ies), protests against perceived unjust laws, and/or struggles to pass the laws. At the same time, Jupiter and Venus combination tends to manifest as an overestimation, over-spending, excessive optimism, inflation, etc. Thus, if laws or regulations are passed or amended at this time, they may involve a great deal of spending or a signifiant increase in the number of individuals receiving benefits (e.g., students’ loans are forgiven, teachers’ salary goes up, immigrants/refugees receive more benefits, etc.). There may also be increased efforts to curb inflation, but they may be more successful after this transit passes than during this transit. Specific to healthcare, there may be increased news about diabetes and conditions associated with excess sugar or fat, or liver-related issues (e.g., regulation of treatments, import/export of medication, or some international agreements).

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • (Updated 07.04.22): As mentioned in the video I uploaded on 6-28-22 on my YouTube channel, Neptune turned retrograde at New Moon on 6-28-22 (squared by Mercury) indicating a reversal in some decision or policy related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, etc. Notably, on 6-30-22, “Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year’s results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%” (Reuters). This example may give us a glimpse of what to expect in November (see below) when Neptune retrograde will be squared by Mars — there may be a similar disruptive news about some oil or gas company, or, about a disruption in supplies 
  • Jul 12-14, 2022 — Venus square Neptune (and trine Saturn) — value of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. may go down and/or there may be disagreements about the value of these products. Venus (desire, money) in Gemini (commerce, sales) trine Saturn indicates willingness to pay for related products and services to ensure stability (Saturn). However, square to Neptune indicates uncertainty or confusion about the process or the value. A deal reached at this time may involve an element of deception where the value, costs, or the price is misleading and the actual value or expense may turn out to be much higher or lower than anticipated. (end of 07.04.22 update)
  • (Updated 07.16.22): Oct 11, 2022 (+- few days) — Upsets for businesses related to gas, oil, chemicals, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing over the contract or shipment conditions (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase, transport or process oil, gas, chemicals, industry-specific equipment, etc.; there is a fire at an oil refinery; or, an oil rig has to shutdown due to weather). There may also be a spike in concerns over the spread of some infectious disease. In the U.S., there is a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production and disrupting fuel supplies or petroleum transportation. Together, these issues may result in a large market drop around Oct 10-12, 2022. Oil and gas prices may also temporarily dip.  (end of 07.16.22 update) 
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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August 1-7, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

Time = New York NY time; markets = DJIA and NASDAQ; crypto = mainly BTC.

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ALL WEEK + PREVIEW of NEXT WEEK — Mars, Uranus and North Node (Rahu) are precisely conjunct in Taurus while being afflicted by a square from Saturn in Aquarius (see below for details). The triple conjunction and Saturn also happen to tightly aspect the horoscope of Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House (the third most senior official in the U.S. government) who has landed in Taiwan on August 2, 2022 amid tensions with China over her visit to the island. Astrologically, these are tense transits often associated with accidents, attacks, fires, disasters, earthquakes, market volatility, etc. In the near term, we can expect a possible escalation on Friday evening (NYC time) / Saturday morning (Asia time; around 6:30am in Taiwan). At that time, transiting Moon will align with the transiting South Node (and with Pelosi’s natal Moon) — Moon transits often pinpoint the timing on a shorter scale since slower-moving planets will remain in about the same position for weeks.  Globally, this may coincide with an escalation of some tense events, a significant earthquake, serious talks, tense negotiations, etc. The events may involve aerial attacks, airplane accidents, industrial disasters involving explosions or fires, sudden surprising financial losses, forex or crypto volatility, power outages, network grid going down, electronics malfunctioning, batteries catching fire, etc. 

Early next week, on Mon-Tue (Aug 8-9, 2022), Venus [finance, profits] will make a difficult opposition transit to Pluto [debt, rates]. This opposition will also aspect U.S. Pluto in the 2nd house of finance/currency (the U.S. is going through a transformative Pluto return at this time, so any transits to Pluto also aspect U.S. Pluto). On Wed (Aug 10, 2022), Sun will square Uranus/North Node while Moon will conjunct Pluto — this indicates continuing concerns about electronics, power supply, planes, profits, currencies, banks, etc. Thus, it is possible that some escalation or an accident on Fr/Sat (Aug 5-6, 2022) may spook the investors and push the market down on Aug 8-10, 2022. As the triple conjunction takes place in Taurus, we can expect an impact on financial domain/currencies/banks as well as volatility in the value of products and businesses related to Uranus (any products or services that rely on electricity/electronics). A square from Saturn [loss, shortage] in Aquarius (ruled by Uranus) is similarly indicative of problems involving airplanes, electronics, networks, power grids, etc.

  • Uranus = electricity, electronics, networks, internet, digital, airplanes, drones, surprise, shock, ultra high speed
  • Mars = fire, military, weapons, aggression, high speed
  • North Node = large scale impact
  • Taurus = finance, profits, currency, banks
  • Saturn = loss, shortage, delay, embargo, controls, limitation, breakdown, heaviness, minerals, steel, large corporations, government, mountains 
  • Aquarius = electricity, electronics, networks, high tech, internet, social media, digital, air borne tech, innovation, airspace, airplanes, drones 

Ongoing: Jul 25 – Aug 13, 2022MARS, URANUS and NORTH NODE (Rahu) CONJUNCT — One of the worst periods of the year and may coincide with large market drops — There is an increased probability of an accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

In late Jul – mid Aug, 2022, Uranus will conjunct North Node of the Moon and Mars; this triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. This is a volatile combination. Looking back at the events that have occurred under similar transit (Uranus conjunct a Moon Node, either by itself or along with Mars), we can note that events often involved turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accidents involving explosions and fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. Examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits going back to 1976 are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022.

Another possible manifestation of the transit occurring in late July – early August, 2022 is a large earthquake and/or a massive blackout. Major quakes shook Turkey (7.6) and Taiwan (7.7) in Aug and Sep of 1999, respectively, under similar a similar transit — Uranus was conjunct South Node, and Saturn squared Uranus/South Node conjunction.  

Late July – mid Aug 2022 may also see significant geopolitical or business developments. Besides the increased chance of some disaster, like a major storm or plane crash (with keywords being “fire ball,” “strong winds,” “sudden,” “fall from a height,” and “wide-spread damage”), we can expect one or more of the following: Unexpected changes in the value of some currency, market flash crash, entities forming a union, entities leaving an organization, a beginning/ending of an important multi-year project, major milestones for some new technology (esp. related to airlines, aerospace, and electronics), founding of a major company, countries or large corporations reaching a large-scale deal, business acquisition or sale of massive proportions, etc. 

Possible flash crash in the markets or some currency, service outages [affecting financial services or currency exchanges], announcements of new innovative IT/tech/aerospace projects, and/or a technological breakthrough. At a minimum, increased volatility and unpredictable events. In particular, it may involve a cryptocurrency or possibly Japanese Yen. It may also involve one or more companies related to IT, aerospace, electricity, e-vehicles, and/or social media. 

  • A negative manifestation would be a well-known entity suffering a sudden value loss/collapsing/going bankrupt, an airplane accident, a sudden cancellation of a project/product, a fire at a manufacturing facility, a fire at a space station, massive blackout, internet outage, “bank holiday” (with restricted access to funds), sudden airborne attack, etc. 
  • A positive manifestation would be an announcement of a new surprising initiative followed by a rally — for ex., a new social media company, a new aerospace project, news about UFOs or aliens 😄, a new cryptocurrency, a new electronic payment network, new chip manufacturing facility, new battery factory, or something cutting edge and innovative.

In the past, several currency “flash crashes” occurred under hard aspects from Uranus to the Nodes: 

January-February 2019 (Uranus in Aries square Moon Nodes in Cancer/Capricorn) – 

  • The Swiss franc swooned almost 1 percent at the start of Asian trade on Feb 10, 2019 as thin liquidity caused by a Japan holiday led to a mini recurrence of the “flash crash” that roiled Forex markets on Jan 2, 2019. (https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDCHF/9WBH0Xes-USDCHF-flash-crash/)  *Note: On the day of the crash, Mars was conjunct Uranus and together they squared the Nodes within 1.5-2.5 degree orb.

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

A preview of the events that may escalate in late July – early August took place on July 8-9: On July 8,  Shinzo Abe was assassinated and Elon Musk moved to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. On July 9, Sri Lanka’s president resigned after a dramatic escalation over an economic crisis. These events coincided with the approaching Uranus/North Node transit being triggered by Moon. When Mars joins Uranus/NN in late July, these same areas may again be in the news — that is, Japan (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, Japanese yen volatility); Sri Lanka (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, crisis escalation, change in geopolitical status [selling off assets? concerns losing independence?]); Twitter, and businesses belonging or similar to the ones owned by Elon Musk. 

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DAILY:

AUG 01, 2022 (MON): n/a [posted on 8/2/2022 after hours; provided a general preview for Aug 1-2, 2022 last week — see below]

Aug 1-2, 2022 — Mon-Tue will likely continue to experience turmoil or difficulties because that’s when the triple  Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction will be precise. For the markets, Aug 1-2 may see increased focus on retail sales, commerce, communication/transportation, as well as the value of gold/silver (it may go up).

China: Jul 25 – Aug 5, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Pluto in the country’s chart where they sit in the 7th house of partners/contracts. At the beginning of this timeframe, on Jul 25-28, Mercury will conjunct China’s Mars and Pluto. Around Jul 30, the triple Mars, Uranus and North Node conjunction will square China’s Pluto and oppose its Venus. Taken together, these transits may manifest as sudden and surprising changes involving international relations, abrupt start or cancellation of contracts, unexpectedly entering into or ending partnerships, increased assertive/competitive behavior, and increased financial volatility (e.g., due to lower than expected earnings, financial losses, sudden financial policy changes, corporate restructuring, leadership change, etc.). Weather-wise, there may be increased news about natural disasters (esp. involving excessive heat or fires) and associated accidents involving fires or explosions.

China: 2022 spring-summer (esp. July-Aug) — Increased probability of significant flooding and/or major accidents and associated financial losses (e.g., due to floods or an industrial accident). 

AUG 02, 2022 (TUE): n/a

AUG 03, 2022 (WED): Very Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). 

China: Jul 25 – Aug 13, 2022 (esp. Jul 30-Aug 3) — Mars, Uranus, North Node triple conjunction in Taurus tightly opposes China’s Venus in Scorpio — sudden upsets related to finance, earnings, currency, debt, rates, etc. A shakeup or an unexpected/risky/aggressive move that causes concerns about financial stability of one or more entities. (Note that Uranus will continue to oppose the country’s Venus on/off through May of 2024, so while this week’s events may represent an escalation, the situation will continue to evolve for months).

AUG 04, 2022 (TH): Very Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

AUG 05, 2022 (FR): Very Strong influence; market may go down (70%). Moon will square Sun in the morning (unfavorable for male leaders and prominent persons) and in the afternoon, it will trigger the Mars-Uranus-North Node triple conjunction by opposition completing a t-square with Saturn — tense negotiations, breakdowns, disruptions, accidents, aggressive/risky moves, boiling point/escalation, etc. Not a good day [or a week] for holding sporting events as athletes are more likely to get seriously injured.

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

Global/USA: Oct 9-16, 2022 (esp. the 11th) — Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Virgo. The Mars/Neptune square will aspect natal Mars/Neptune square in the U.S. chart (there, Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces). The energy of this tense transit may manifest as disruptions, tensions, or accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, infectious diseases, drugs, mental illness, confusion, foggy conditions, floods, beverages, contaminated water, navy, religion, deception, etc. For ex., we may hear about a maritime accident, escalations involving navy, a fire at a marina, a fire at an oil refinery, a wastewater leak, fighting over gas/oil prices, fights or fires at seaside locations (ports, islands, beaches), a spike in some infectious disease [something that spreads through liquids and is associated with fever/inflammation], an oil spill, a gas leak causing an explosion, disagreements over the use of some chemicals, etc. 

Squares from Mars typically coincide with fires, explosions, accidents, protests, break-downs, upsets, fighting, etc. This Mars/Neptune square will take place during the Uranus/Saturn square (see below), which further accentuates the possibility of some sort of an accident, breakdown, or a structural collapse. These problems may be due to turbulent weather: We may hear about excessive rains or floods, or about water erosion. Additionally, on Oct 11-18 (esp. the 14th), 2022 Sun and Venus will form a grand trine with Saturn and Mars in Air signs — this is indicative of powerful winds or some air current spinning and spinning and spinning without much obstruction. Weather problems and/or news about the spread of some infection may affect transportation by air and sea (e.g., flights are delayed, a ship breaks down in a canal, oil spill prevents ships from docking, etc.).

In the markets, we may see a large drop on Oct 10-12, 2022 followed by a rally on the 12-13th; Oct 12 may be a reversal day. Affected areas may particularly include communication, transportation, retail sales, commerce, IT, social media, as well as gas, oil, chemicals, pharma, beverages, seafood, movies, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing (Mars) over the sale (Gemini) of some Neptunian product (e.g., oil/gas) (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase gas, chemicals, navy ship, or seafood; a new action movie flops; sales of gas-powered cars drop; sales of some fast/powerful cars/planes/ships are suspended; etc.). 

With Mars transiting over the U.S. Mars, in the USA we can expect increased news about military, weapons, fires, or sports (esp. fighting, racing, and extreme sports). Involvement of Neptune indicates that the news may involve a Neptunian domain (e.g., navy, places near water, bodies of water, hospitals, theaters, beverage companies, movie production companies, famous music/movie personalities, etc.). Given that this transit will take place during a hurricane season and that NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production, disrupting fuel supplies, disrupting petroleum transportation, and delaying sea transportation.  

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022. Update (06.20.22): Also, during the Saturn in Aquarius (suppression, regulation, losses related to IT, tech, distributed networks) square (breaking point, tension) to Uranus in Taurus (independence, innovative approaches related to finance and currencies, digital assets) period, esp. a few days before/after October 11 — expect a drop in the value of crypto currencies and problems for other digital assets related to increased regulations or large scale sell offs by governments or other large “players.” 

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

Update (05.30.22): The probability of tensions, large earthquakes, disasters, accidents, etc. begins to go up as early as late July when Uranus conjuncts Mars and North Node (and Saturn squares the three). Previous major quakes that shook Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 occurred under Uranus conjunct South Node (with Saturn squaring both). Additionally, in the early August 2022, Jupiter will square Taiwan’s Midheaven (IC/MC axis) — focus on leaders, status on the world arena, homeland, food, security, etc. Thus, the entire period from late July to mid-November 2022 looks ripe for a notable earthquake or some other disaster (tsunami?) that may also trigger a massive blackout/power outage. For Turkey, in the early August 2002, Jupiter will oppose its Mars while Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). These transits are indicative of concerns about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

Global: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23) — Difficult Mars square Neptune transit. Expect increased market volatility (possibly large drop followed by an up swing), disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on the place of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, etc. With Mars in Gemini, there may be an increase in the news about traffic accidents causing oil or chemical spills (esp. due to rain, fog, slippery roads, etc.). On Nov 23, there will also be a New Moon in Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and on the same day, Jupiter will turn direct. Taken together, these planetary alignments may coincide with a larger than usual market move and a direction reversal around Nov 23, possibly on the news about oil/gas prices, international agreements, and/or news about infectious diseases. For ex., a travel restriction is lifted or a shipment is allowed to go through thereby reducing the inventory crunch (and lowering the price of related commodities, such as oil, gas, chemicals, etc.). During the last Mars/Neptune square, which occurred around May 15-20, 2022, DJIA dropped 2.9%, and NASDAQ, 3.82%. 

USA: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23-24) — Transiting Mars square Neptune (Mars in 21 degree of Gemini, Neptune in 22 degree of Pisces) will form a precise conjunction and opposition (Mars and Neptune, respectively) to the U.S. natal Mars/Neptune square (21 deg Gemini/ 22 deg Virgo). This planetary configuration may bring increased news about military activities, weapons, navy, and assertive or risky actions (taking an assertive stance rather than compromising). At the same, time there will be increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, infectious diseases, religion, contamination, drugs, deception, and lies. For ex., there may be concerns about contamination of some beverage, pollution of a body of water, accidents or fires involving navy or maritime transportation, upsets over gas prices, problems with oil production or delivery by sea, news about an uptick of some infectious disease, etc. Because of the heavy Neptunian influence, there may be confusion (Neptune) about actions (Mars) — what to do, when to do it, who did it, where did something go, etc. If some entity is suspected of improper activities (e.g., polluting a body of water by improperly disposing of some chemical), it may be hard to identify the culprit at this time or pinpoint what exactly happened.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

GOLD/SILVER /  USA: May-early July, 2022 but even more so in Jan-Feb 2023 — The value of gold (and possibly silver) may rise slightly around May-early July of 2022 (esp. in the early June) and even more so in Jan-Feb of 2023. This may be related to the news about U.S. fiscal policies, fluctuations in the value of USD, concerns about the stability of U.S. financial institutions and/or financial losses/restrictions (related to rates, debt, fees, loans, insurance, etc.). Alternatively, in May-July 2022 we may see a preview or initial stages of some policies that will culminate/take effect in Jan-Feb 2023. These policies may involve restrictions on what is recognized as a legal tender, what can or cannot be used to pay for goods, how online retailers can conduct their payment transactions, what and how can be accepted as a payment (esp. online), what is a currency (or is officially recognized as “money”), etc. These policies (which may involve restructuring of the Federal Reserve and financial system, regulation of the use of gold and silver, implementation of some new financial instruments to control the dollar’s value, etc.) may affect the value of USD as well as the relative value of gold and/or silver (possibly drive gold and/or silver up).

China: Jun 6 – Jul 24, 2022; Sep 26 – Nov 20, 2022; and Mar 27 – May 6, 2023 — Transiting Uranus square China’s Pluto (in the 7th house of partners, ruler of the 10th house of leadership) — This is an ongoing slow transit that will be felt strongly this week. It could manifest as sudden shocking events involving partnership agreements or leaders, unexpected changes in leadership, signing new agreements, exiting old partnerships, etc. Uranus may bring an element of surprise and expedited tempo to the events. Pluto typically manifests as events occurring in secrecy or underground (e.g., at a mine); Pluto also rules things like power plants, nuclear power, recycling, prisons, death/rebirth, and so on. Projects that begin at this time may be fairly significant and may involve a new radical approach to dealing with Plutonian issues (e.g., offering an innovative way to recycle trash while reducing pollution, shutting down a nuclear power plant, starting a new nuclear power plant that uses some innovative technology, and so on). During the three passes that Uranus will make to the country’s Pluto, we may see the same issue (or similar issues) brought up in phases — during the first pass in the summer of 2022, the initial plans may be made or a triggering event may occur. Then, in the fall of 2022, the situation may be reassessed or the approach may be revised. Finally, in the spring of 2033, the final resolution is reached or the final agreement is settled. 

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and Jupiter in the country’s chart (important legal changes or issues). Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. Because square is a tense transit (it symbolizes tensions reaching a breaking point), any legal changes or discussions at this time may not be universally approved or there may be resistance to the change — status quo my be challenged and [forcibly] overturned under pressure.

For ex., regulations may involve student loan forgiveness, services for immigrants, healthcare check requirements for international travelers, international job outsourcing, workplace fairness, support for refugees, etc. The tense square aspect may manifest as disagreements about the regulations, conflicts about which laws are just, push to legalize some activity(ies), protests against perceived unjust laws, and/or struggles to pass the laws. At the same time, Jupiter and Venus combination tends to manifest as an overestimation, over-spending, excessive optimism, inflation, etc. Thus, if laws or regulations are passed or amended at this time, they may involve a great deal of spending or a signifiant increase in the number of individuals receiving benefits (e.g., students’ loans are forgiven, teachers’ salary goes up, immigrants/refugees receive more benefits, etc.). There may also be increased efforts to curb inflation, but they may be more successful after this transit passes than during this transit. Specific to healthcare, there may be increased news about diabetes and conditions associated with excess sugar or fat, or liver-related issues (e.g., regulation of treatments, import/export of medication, or some international agreements).

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • (Updated 07.04.22): As mentioned in the video I uploaded on 6-28-22 on my YouTube channel, Neptune turned retrograde at New Moon on 6-28-22 (squared by Mercury) indicating a reversal in some decision or policy related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, etc. Notably, on 6-30-22, “Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year’s results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%” (Reuters). This example may give us a glimpse of what to expect in November (see below) when Neptune retrograde will be squared by Mars — there may be a similar disruptive news about some oil or gas company, or, about a disruption in supplies 
  • Jul 12-14, 2022 — Venus square Neptune (and trine Saturn) — value of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. may go down and/or there may be disagreements about the value of these products. Venus (desire, money) in Gemini (commerce, sales) trine Saturn indicates willingness to pay for related products and services to ensure stability (Saturn). However, square to Neptune indicates uncertainty or confusion about the process or the value. A deal reached at this time may involve an element of deception where the value, costs, or the price is misleading and the actual value or expense may turn out to be much higher or lower than anticipated. (end of 07.04.22 update)
  • (Updated 07.16.22): Oct 11, 2022 (+- few days) — Upsets for businesses related to gas, oil, chemicals, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing over the contract or shipment conditions (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase, transport or process oil, gas, chemicals, industry-specific equipment, etc.; there is a fire at an oil refinery; or, an oil rig has to shutdown due to weather). There may also be a spike in concerns over the spread of some infectious disease. In the U.S., there is a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production and disrupting fuel supplies or petroleum transportation. Together, these issues may result in a large market drop around Oct 10-12, 2022. Oil and gas prices may also temporarily dip.  (end of 07.16.22 update) 
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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Pelosi Taiwan visit: Astrology – Mars, Uranus and North Node conjunction 2022 

From late July to mid-August of 2022, Mars, Uranus and North Node (Rahu) are precisely conjunct while being squared by Saturn. Astrologically, this is one of the worst periods of the year and may coincide with large market drops, industrial accidents, bad weather events, power outages, breakdowns, escalations of military tensions, major earthquakes, various disasters, and so on. With conjunction taking place in Taurus, sign associated with finance, there may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (see my post Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022 for details and examples of prior events that took place under similar transits in the past). 

Curiously, this triple conjunction falls exactly on the natal conjunction of Mars, Uranus, Venus and Midheaven in the horoscope of Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House (the third most senior official in the U.S. government). The Mars-Uranus-North Node conjunction also opposes Pelosi’s Moon — meaning that South Node (Ketu) is passing over her natal Moon. South Node often symbolizes challenges or “blast from the past” (e.g., meeting old friends or co-workers) — passing over one’s Moon, it may bring a situation where one experiences stronger than usual emotions or has to address some heath concerns.  

In general, Moon Node transits to the natal chart typically coincide with being seen/recognized, visiting large gatherings in public places, receiving public attention, or doing things of significance that affect large groups of people. For most people, such transits often coincide with attending conferences, weddings, graduations, or other large events; hosting an art exhibit; being featured in a newspaper; being stuck in an airport with many others; etc. Transits to the Midheaven, which is the case for Nancy Pelosi in late July – mid-August of 2022, indicate that career or social status are significant to the ongoing events (e.g., one is traveling for business rather than to attend a wedding). Indeed, speaker Pelosi began a tour of Asia on July 31, 2022 which is a good example of what Nodal transits may bring — being in a public eye, interacting with crowds and impacting larger [than usual] groups. 

On Friday evening (NYC time) / Saturday morning (Asia time), August 5-6, transiting Moon will align with the transiting South Node (and with Pelosi’s natal Moon) — see astrology charts below. Moon transits often pinpoint the timing on a shorter scale since slower-moving planets remain in about the same position for weeks. Globally, this aspect may coincide with an escalation of some tense events, a significant earthquake, serious negotiations, etc. For Pelosi, it highlights the importance of the talks/interactions/professional events that she may be participating in at that time. The involvement of the Moon Nodes indicates that the outcome of any ongoing negotiations or events that take place this week (and especially on Fr/Sat) may be very significant for large groups of people. 

Mars, Uranus & North Node conjunction forms a t-square with Saturn and Moon on August 5-6, 2022
Nancy Pelosi astrology chart (born March 26, 1940). Chart credit: Astrodienst – Astro Databank.
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July 25-31, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

Time = New York NY time; markets = DJIA and NASDAQ; crypto = mainly BTC.

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JULY 2022 — Key Transits

⭐️Jupiter in Aries — May 11, 2022 – May 17, 2023 — Expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface. 

⭐️Mars in Taurus — July 5 – Aug 21, 2022 — Activity, urgent adjustments, aggressive discussions, risky moves, competitive mood, faster pace, sense of urgency, etc. in areas related to finance, banks, earnings, rates, and currencies. New initiatives or bold risky moves may be announced at this time (esp. in late July or early Aug, when Mars conjuncts North Node and Uranus — see below for more details). With Mars in Taurus, these initiatives or projects will likely involve finance, banks and real estate — for example, a new crypto currency is announced, a currency (or cryptocurrency) suffers a flash crash, a new aggressive financial policy is adopted, a new payment system is put into place, a country or countries adopt a new currency (or drop a currency), value of some currency or asset drops or skyrockets due to some fast/surprising policy changes, a financial sting operation uncovers some risky financial deals, new payment app is launched, a new all-digital bank/currency/asset is announced, etc. Taurus also rules tings like lumber and construction, so we may similarly expect surprising or fast developing events in these areas (e.g., price of lumber or construction supplies skyrockets or falls unexpectedly,  a major construction site or business catches fire, there is a “fire sale” due to some unexpected changes [in weather or policies], etc.). Mars is associated with sports, military, and competition, so there may be an increased sense of competition among financial institutions or construction companies for customers or supplies. Additionally or alternatively, we may hear about some new project that literally combines sports/competition and money — such as a reality show where individuals, groups, or businesses compete and win money.

⭐️Full Moon in Cancer on July 13 — Full Moon (Sun in Cancer in opposition to Moon in Capricorn) while Venus squares Neptune (from July 12 to 14) — This may coincide with increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, shipping by sea, navy, seafood, beverages, rains, floods, etc. The news is more likely to be stressful, confusing, or involve concerns about the true value of related products/services. The value of related commodities, such as oil and gas, may go down. There may also be a strong V shaped market move (a drop followed by a rally); the bottom of the V may be on July 13. Moon in Capricorn is in the sign of its detriment indicating that practical or business concerns may be strong at this time and at odds with Moon’s natural desire to nurture and comfort. This tendency will be accentuated by Venus trining Saturn at this time — some practical/business considerations may instill a sense of caution and bring the focus on long term planning, being frugal, spending wisely, etc.

⭐️Venus in Cancer square Jupiter in Aries — Jul 23-25, 2022 — Excessive or misplaced optimism, overspending, overpaying, gambling, over-estimating the value of some offer/contract. Good purchased at this time (esp. foods or real estate) may be overvalued or purchased with funds that are not there. For ex., some entity is suspected at being insolvent but it makes a promise to pay off its debt (which it knows it can’t keep); or, a large scale acquisition is announced and some entity’s stock goes up, but the value is adjusted down after closer evaluation.

⭐️New Moon in Leo on July 28 — New Moon (Sun conjunct Moon) while Mars, Uranus, and North Node are in triple conjunction in Taurus (see below for more details). On the 28th, Mercury in Leo will also precisely square Uranus — This may coincide with a large market move on some unexpected announcement related to finance, banks, rates, real estate, debt, mortgages, currencies, and/or financial policies. Sun rules Leo and both are related to gold — it is possible that announced financial news may be related to or affect gold prices (probably up). Given that South Node of the Moon will be passing over China’s Venus in Scorpio at the same time (plus there are some other transits to China’s chart), it is possible that financial news may involve China (e.g., the country announces some crypto regulations). In any case, this may be a very significant New Moon, esp. for financial entities and the markets — initiatives or policies announced at this time may dominate the news for the next two weeks and see follow up developments at the next Full Moon on Aug 11. 

⭐️Mars conjunct North Node and Uranus in Taurus — late Jul – mid Aug, 2022 — This triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. It is a volatile combination. Expect turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accident, explosions, fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. There may also be news about currency volatility, flash crashes, and Forex volatility (probably due to some surprising financial policy announcements or sudden changes in the status of some financial entity). Some examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022. Besides various disasters, events included currency flash crashes; launches of innovative projects  related to IT, airlines, aerospace, or electronics; and significant geopolitical developments. For instance: 

January – May 1969 (Uranus conj Ketu in Libra) – 

August – September 1961 (Uranus conj Rahu in Leo) – 

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ALL WEEK — Mars and Uranus are closely approaching North Node while being squared by Saturn (the precise conjunction, including Mars, Uranus, and North Node will take place at the end of the month – see “Glance ahead” below for details). Mid-week, Mercury will square Mars, Uranus, Moon Nodes while opposing Saturn — this grand square may bring surprising and intense events, from accidents to geopolitical shakeups to significant announcements involving finance (Mars, Uranus and North Node are in Taurus which rules finance and banks). With New Moon in Leo on Thursday, we can expect a busy news week with multiple important (if not shocking) news and strong market moves, esp. mid-week into early next week. Finally, with multiple planets in the fiery signs of Leo and Aries, we can expect places that have been experiencing a heatwave continuing to do so and even intensify on Wed-Thur. In fact, Mars, Uranus, and North Node conjunction may coincide with flash fires, electric fires, massive blackouts, and/or service outages — have a bag ready if you live in an area where there are wildfire hazards (or even better, evacuate in advance). 

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DAILY:

JUL 25, 2022 (MON): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Venus in Cancer square Jupiter in Aries — Concerns about inflation or excessive expenses. At the same time, investors may feel overly optimistic and continue to spend. Square between Venus and Jupiter = “Gambling, taking financial risks” and may indicate an untimely purchase, overpaying for some goods, overestimating the value, overlooking financial problems, expansion beyond means, and so on. Jupiter in Aries symbolizes quick legal decisions and fast-moving or military-related international activities while Venus in Cancer symbolizes the value and security of food supplies, real estate, farmland, etc. Therefore, at this time we may hear about important legal/international decisions involving finance, banks, real estate, housing, immigration, farmland, and food supplies. These decisions may be perceived as too risky, happening too fast, and jeopardizing the security of assets associated with Cancer (e.g., food, banks’ assets, savings, real estate, farmland, homeland, family, etc.).

Jul 25 – Aug 13, 2022 — One of the worst periods of the year and may coincide with large market drops — There is an increased probability of an accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

In late Jul – mid Aug, 2022, Uranus will conjunct North Node of the Moon (Rahu) and Mars; this triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. This is a volatile combination. Looking back at the events that have occurred under similar transit (Uranus conjunct a Moon Node, either by itself or along with Mars), we can note that events often involved turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accidents involving explosions and fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. Examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits going back to 1976 are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022.

Another possible manifestation of the transit occurring in late July – early August, 2022 is a large earthquake and/or a massive blackout. Major quakes shook Turkey (7.6) and Taiwan (7.7) in Aug and Sep of 1999, respectively, under similar a similar transit — Uranus was conjunct South Node, and Saturn squared Uranus/South Node conjunction.  

Late July – mid Aug 2022 may also see significant geopolitical or business developments. Besides the increased chance of some disaster, like a major storm or plane crash (with keywords being “fire ball,” “strong winds,” “sudden,” “fall from a height,” and “wide-spread damage”), we can expect one or more of the following: Unexpected changes in the value of some currency, market flash crash, entities forming a union, entities leaving an organization, a beginning/ending of an important multi-year project, major milestones for some new technology (esp. related to airlines, aerospace, and electronics), founding of a major company, countries or large corporations reaching a large-scale deal, business acquisition or sale of massive proportions, etc. 

Possible flash crash in the markets or some currency, service outages [affecting financial services or currency exchanges], announcements of new innovative IT/tech/aerospace projects, and/or a technological breakthrough. At a minimum, increased volatility and unpredictable events. In particular, it may involve a cryptocurrency or possibly Japanese Yen. It may also involve one or more companies related to IT, aerospace, electricity, e-vehicles, and/or social media. 

  • A negative manifestation would be a well-known entity suffering a sudden value loss/collapsing/going bankrupt, an airplane accident, a sudden cancellation of a project/product, a fire at a manufacturing facility, a fire at a space station, massive blackout, internet outage, “bank holiday” (with restricted access to funds), sudden airborne attack, etc. 
  • A positive manifestation would be an announcement of a new surprising initiative followed by a rally — for ex., a new social media company, a new aerospace project, news about UFOs or aliens 😄, a new cryptocurrency, a new electronic payment network, new chip manufacturing facility, new battery factory, or something cutting edge and innovative.

In the past, several currency “flash crashes” occurred under hard aspects from Uranus to the Nodes: 

January-February 2019 (Uranus in Aries square Moon Nodes in Cancer/Capricorn) – 

  • The Swiss franc swooned almost 1 percent at the start of Asian trade on Feb 10, 2019 as thin liquidity caused by a Japan holiday led to a mini recurrence of the “flash crash” that roiled Forex markets on Jan 2, 2019. (https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDCHF/9WBH0Xes-USDCHF-flash-crash/)  *Note: On the day of the crash, Mars was conjunct Uranus and together they squared the Nodes within 1.5-2.5 degree orb.

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

A preview of the events that may escalate in late July – early August took place on July 8-9: On July 8,  Shinzo Abe was assassinated and Elon Musk moved to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. On July 9, Sri Lanka’s president resigned after a dramatic escalation over an economic crisis. These events coincided with the approaching Uranus/North Node transit being triggered by Moon. When Mars joins Uranus/NN in late July, these same areas may again be in the news — that is, Japan (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, Japanese yen volatility); Sri Lanka (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, crisis escalation, change in geopolitical status [selling off assets? concerns losing independence?]); Twitter, and businesses belonging or similar to the ones owned by Elon Musk. 

China: Jul 25 – Aug 5, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Pluto in the country’s chart where they sit in the 7th house of partners/contracts. At the beginning of this timeframe, on Jul 25-28, Mercury will conjunct China’s Mars and Pluto. Around Jul 30, the triple Mars, Uranus and North Node conjunction (see below for more) will square China’s Pluto and oppose its Venus. Taken together, these transits may manifest as sudden and surprising changes involving international relations, abrupt start or cancellation of contracts, unexpectedly entering into or ending partnerships, increased assertive/competitive behavior, and increased financial volatility (e.g., due to lower than expected earnings, financial losses, sudden financial policy changes, corporate restructuring, leadership change, etc.). Weather-wise, there may be increased news about natural disasters (esp. involving excessive heat or fires) and associated accidents involving fires or explosions.

JUL 26, 2022 (TUE): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). 

Jul 26-27, 2022 — Mercury in Leo square Mars in Taurus — heated arguments among prominent individuals over financial policies, upsets over profits, communication about finance/earnings/banks that is upsetting or aggravating, concerns about risky financial policies, upsets over bank or financial entity moving ahead too aggressively/too fast, increased news about celebrities experiencing accidents or problems while traveling (esp. by car; possibly due to the engine overheating or some moving part catching fire), etc. If a contract or a deal is pending at this time, parties may find it hard to come to an agreement due to the strong disagreements about the value, costs, or a timeline (schedule may be seen as too aggressive). Additionally, we may hear news about hot winds causing damages and/or accidents involving cars, planes, drones, etc. where something is moving too fast and can catch fire or cause a fire.

JUL 27, 2022 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (55%). 

JUL 28, 2022 (TH): Very Strong influence; market may go up (60%). New Moon in Leo and many intense transits — expect greater than usual market swings regardless of the direction. Up prediction is stronger for the U.S. than globally. 

Jul 28-31, 2022 — A bit of a turmoil is likely. Mercury in Leo square midpoint between Mars and Uranus in Taurus and then square Mars/Uranus/North Node [while opposing Saturn in Aquarius] — Accidents, fires [esp. electric fires], blackouts, arguments over lack of power, fights over financial issues, sudden financial problems (bankruptcies, entities announcing sudden losses), problems with electric equipment, service outages, CRYPTO or other currencies experiencing increased volatility or even a mini crash, newly implemented solutions or equipment failing [because they are too new / too cutting edge / unstable], etc. Tech companies and businesses related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric power companies, etc. may experience outages, problems, delays, communication issues, or some other disruptions. Similarly, there may be disruptions for airlines and transportation in general. 

USA: July 28-29, 2022 — Venus conjunct U.S. Sun — Increased news about international relations, leaders, celebrities, immigration, long distance travel, international trade, as well as taxes, insurance, and rates. The news may be that some project is progressing smoothly, an agreement is reached, a law is passed, etc. and that the associated value or costs have increased (e.g., some law was passed but now there is an associated expense). This time may be favorable for female leaders or celebrities — they may be seen as more likable or talented than usual. 

JUL 29, 2022 (FR): Very Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

SAT-SUN (JUL 30-31) — Grand square involving Mars/Uranus/North Node, Mercury (joined by Moon on Saturday), Saturn, and South Node  — Likely, an eventful / difficult weekend with various problematic weather events and shakeups. The Mercury/Saturn opposition will be exact around 2am on Sunday, New York, NY time — this may coincide with news about travel delays, an earthquake, a large accident, break down in some communication, etc. The situation may involve both a shakeup and a fire unfolding at the same time; the fire may be hard to escape and/or there may be delays with putting it out. Saturn opposing Mercury = “hard to move, trapped, can’t escape.” Mercury in Leo = hot winds, fire in the air, fire from the sky; Saturn in Aquarius = slow flight, too heavy to fly, power outage, old electric equipment breaks down. 

Aug 1-2, 2022 — Mon-Tue next week will likely continue to experience turmoil or difficulties because that’s when the triple  Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction will be precise. For the markets, Aug 1-2 may see increased focus on retail sales, commerce, communication/transportation, as well as the value of gold/silver (it may go up).

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

China: 2022 spring-summer (esp. July-Aug) — Increased probability of significant flooding as well as major accidents and associated financial losses (e.g., due to floods). 

Global/USA: Oct 9-16, 2022 (esp. the 11th) — Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Virgo. The Mars/Neptune square will aspect natal Mars/Neptune square in the U.S. chart (there, Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces). The energy of this tense transit may manifest as disruptions, tensions, or accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, infectious diseases, drugs, mental illness, confusion, foggy conditions, floods, beverages, contaminated water, navy, religion, deception, etc. For ex., we may hear about a maritime accident, escalations involving navy, a fire at a marina, a fire at an oil refinery, a wastewater leak, fighting over gas/oil prices, fights or fires at seaside locations (ports, islands, beaches), a spike in some infectious disease [something that spreads through liquids and is associated with fever/inflammation], an oil spill, a gas leak causing an explosion, disagreements over the use of some chemicals, etc. 

Squares from Mars typically coincide with fires, explosions, accidents, protests, break-downs, upsets, fighting, etc. This Mars/Neptune square will take place during the Uranus/Saturn square (see below), which further accentuates the possibility of some sort of an accident, breakdown, or a structural collapse. These problems may be due to turbulent weather: We may hear about excessive rains or floods, or about water erosion. Additionally, on Oct 11-18 (esp. the 14th), 2022 Sun and Venus will form a grand trine with Saturn and Mars in Air signs — this is indicative of powerful winds or some air current spinning and spinning and spinning without much obstruction. Weather problems and/or news about the spread of some infection may affect transportation by air and sea (e.g., flights are delayed, a ship breaks down in a canal, oil spill prevents ships from docking, etc.).

In the markets, we may see a large drop on Oct 10-12, 2022 followed by a rally on the 12-13th; Oct 12 may be a reversal day. Affected areas may particularly include communication, transportation, retail sales, commerce, IT, social media, as well as gas, oil, chemicals, pharma, beverages, seafood, movies, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing (Mars) over the sale (Gemini) of some Neptunian product (e.g., oil/gas) (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase gas, chemicals, navy ship, or seafood; a new action movie flops; sales of gas-powered cars drop; sales of some fast/powerful cars/planes/ships are suspended; etc.). 

With Mars transiting over the U.S. Mars, in the USA we can expect increased news about military, weapons, fires, or sports (esp. fighting, racing, and extreme sports). Involvement of Neptune indicates that the news may involve a Neptunian domain (e.g., navy, places near water, bodies of water, hospitals, theaters, beverage companies, movie production companies, famous music/movie personalities, etc.). Given that this transit will take place during a hurricane season and that NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production, disrupting fuel supplies, disrupting petroleum transportation, and delaying sea transportation.  

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022. Update (06.20.22): Also, during the Saturn in Aquarius (suppression, regulation, losses related to IT, tech, distributed networks) square (breaking point, tension) to Uranus in Taurus (independence, innovative approaches related to finance and currencies, digital assets) period, esp. a few days before/after October 11 — expect a drop in the value of crypto currencies and problems for other digital assets related to increased regulations or large scale sell offs by governments or other large “players.” 

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

Update (05.30.22): The probability of tensions, large earthquakes, disasters, accidents, etc. begins to go up as early as late July when Uranus conjuncts Mars and North Node (and Saturn squares the three). Previous major quakes that shook Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 occurred under Uranus conjunct South Node (with Saturn squaring both). Additionally, in the early August 2022, Jupiter will square Taiwan’s Midheaven (IC/MC axis) — focus on leaders, status on the world arena, homeland, food, security, etc. Thus, the entire period from late July to mid-November 2022 looks ripe for a notable earthquake or some other disaster (tsunami?) that may also trigger a massive blackout/power outage. For Turkey, in the early August 2002, Jupiter will oppose its Mars while Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). These transits are indicative of concerns about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

Global: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23) — Difficult Mars square Neptune transit. Expect increased market volatility (possibly large drop followed by an up swing), disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on the place of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, etc. With Mars in Gemini, there may be an increase in the news about traffic accidents causing oil or chemical spills (esp. due to rain, fog, slippery roads, etc.). On Nov 23, there will also be a New Moon in Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and on the same day, Jupiter will turn direct. Taken together, these planetary alignments may coincide with a larger than usual market move and a direction reversal around Nov 23, possibly on the news about oil/gas prices, international agreements, and/or news about infectious diseases. For ex., a travel restriction is lifted or a shipment is allowed to go through thereby reducing the inventory crunch (and lowering the price of related commodities, such as oil, gas, chemicals, etc.). During the last Mars/Neptune square, which occurred around May 15-20, 2022, DJIA dropped 2.9%, and NASDAQ, 3.82%. 

USA: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23-24) — Transiting Mars square Neptune (Mars in 21 degree of Gemini, Neptune in 22 degree of Pisces) will form a precise conjunction and opposition (Mars and Neptune, respectively) to the U.S. natal Mars/Neptune square (21 deg Gemini/ 22 deg Virgo). This planetary configuration may bring increased news about military activities, weapons, navy, and assertive or risky actions (taking an assertive stance rather than compromising). At the same, time there will be increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, infectious diseases, religion, contamination, drugs, deception, and lies. For ex., there may be concerns about contamination of some beverage, pollution of a body of water, accidents or fires involving navy or maritime transportation, upsets over gas prices, problems with oil production or delivery by sea, news about an uptick of some infectious disease, etc. Because of the heavy Neptunian influence, there may be confusion (Neptune) about actions (Mars) — what to do, when to do it, who did it, where did something go, etc. If some entity is suspected of improper activities (e.g., polluting a body of water by improperly disposing of some chemical), it may be hard to identify the culprit at this time or pinpoint what exactly happened.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

GOLD/SILVER /  USA: May-early July, 2022 but even more so in Jan-Feb 2023 — The value of gold (and possibly silver) may rise slightly around May-early July of 2022 (esp. in the early June) and even more so in Jan-Feb of 2023. This may be related to the news about U.S. fiscal policies, fluctuations in the value of USD, concerns about the stability of U.S. financial institutions and/or financial losses/restrictions (related to rates, debt, fees, loans, insurance, etc.). Alternatively, in May-July 2022 we may see a preview or initial stages of some policies that will culminate/take effect in Jan-Feb 2023. These policies may involve restrictions on what is recognized as a legal tender, what can or cannot be used to pay for goods, how online retailers can conduct their payment transactions, what and how can be accepted as a payment (esp. online), what is a currency (or is officially recognized as “money”), etc. These policies (which may involve restructuring of the Federal Reserve and financial system, regulation of the use of gold and silver, implementation of some new financial instruments to control the dollar’s value, etc.) may affect the value of USD as well as the relative value of gold and/or silver (possibly drive gold and/or silver up).

China: Jun 6 – Jul 24, 2022; Sep 26 – Nov 20, 2022; and Mar 27 – May 6, 2023 — Transiting Uranus square China’s Pluto (in the 7th house of partners, ruler of the 10th house of leadership) — This is an ongoing slow transit that will be felt strongly this week. It could manifest as sudden shocking events involving partnership agreements or leaders, unexpected changes in leadership, signing new agreements, exiting old partnerships, etc. Uranus may bring an element of surprise and expedited tempo to the events. Pluto typically manifests as events occurring in secrecy or underground (e.g., at a mine); Pluto also rules things like power plants, nuclear power, recycling, prisons, death/rebirth, and so on. Projects that begin at this time may be fairly significant and may involve a new radical approach to dealing with Plutonian issues (e.g., offering an innovative way to recycle trash while reducing pollution, shutting down a nuclear power plant, starting a new nuclear power plant that uses some innovative technology, and so on). During the three passes that Uranus will make to the country’s Pluto, we may see the same issue (or similar issues) brought up in phases — during the first pass in the summer of 2022, the initial plans may be made or a triggering event may occur. Then, in the fall of 2022, the situation may be reassessed or the approach may be revised. Finally, in the spring of 2033, the final resolution is reached or the final agreement is settled. 

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and Jupiter in the country’s chart (important legal changes or issues). Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. Because square is a tense transit (it symbolizes tensions reaching a breaking point), any legal changes or discussions at this time may not be universally approved or there may be resistance to the change — status quo my be challenged and [forcibly] overturned under pressure.

For ex., regulations may involve student loan forgiveness, services for immigrants, healthcare check requirements for international travelers, international job outsourcing, workplace fairness, support for refugees, etc. The tense square aspect may manifest as disagreements about the regulations, conflicts about which laws are just, push to legalize some activity(ies), protests against perceived unjust laws, and/or struggles to pass the laws. At the same time, Jupiter and Venus combination tends to manifest as an overestimation, over-spending, excessive optimism, inflation, etc. Thus, if laws or regulations are passed or amended at this time, they may involve a great deal of spending or a signifiant increase in the number of individuals receiving benefits (e.g., students’ loans are forgiven, teachers’ salary goes up, immigrants/refugees receive more benefits, etc.). There may also be increased efforts to curb inflation, but they may be more successful after this transit passes than during this transit. Specific to healthcare, there may be increased news about diabetes and conditions associated with excess sugar or fat, or liver-related issues (e.g., regulation of treatments, import/export of medication, or some international agreements).

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • (Updated 07.04.22): As mentioned in the video I uploaded on 6-28-22 on my YouTube channel, Neptune turned retrograde at New Moon on 6-28-22 (squared by Mercury) indicating a reversal in some decision or policy related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, etc. Notably, on 6-30-22, “Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year’s results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%” (Reuters). This example may give us a glimpse of what to expect in November (see below) when Neptune retrograde will be squared by Mars — there may be a similar disruptive news about some oil or gas company, or, about a disruption in supplies 
  • Jul 12-14, 2022 — Venus square Neptune (and trine Saturn) — value of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. may go down and/or there may be disagreements about the value of these products. Venus (desire, money) in Gemini (commerce, sales) trine Saturn indicates willingness to pay for related products and services to ensure stability (Saturn). However, square to Neptune indicates uncertainty or confusion about the process or the value. A deal reached at this time may involve an element of deception where the value, costs, or the price is misleading and the actual value or expense may turn out to be much higher or lower than anticipated. (end of 07.04.22 update)
  • (Updated 07.16.22): Oct 11, 2022 (+- few days) — Upsets for businesses related to gas, oil, chemicals, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing over the contract or shipment conditions (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase, transport or process oil, gas, chemicals, industry-specific equipment, etc.; there is a fire at an oil refinery; or, an oil rig has to shutdown due to weather). There may also be a spike in concerns over the spread of some infectious disease. In the U.S., there is a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production and disrupting fuel supplies or petroleum transportation. Together, these issues may result in a large market drop around Oct 10-12, 2022. Oil and gas prices may also temporarily dip.  (end of 07.16.22 update) 
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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July 18-24, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

Time = New York NY time; markets = DJIA and NASDAQ; crypto = mainly BTC.

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JULY 2022 — Key Transits

⭐️Jupiter in Aries — May 11, 2022 – May 17, 2023 — Expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface. 

⭐️Mars in Taurus — July 5 – Aug 21, 2022 — Activity, urgent adjustments, aggressive discussions, risky moves, competitive mood, faster pace, sense of urgency, etc. in areas related to finance, banks, earnings, rates, and currencies. New initiatives or bold risky moves may be announced at this time (esp. in late July or early Aug, when Mars conjuncts North Node and Uranus — see below for more details). With Mars in Taurus, these initiatives or projects will likely involve finance, banks and real estate — for example, a new crypto currency is announced, a currency (or cryptocurrency) suffers a flash crash, a new aggressive financial policy is adopted, a new payment system is put into place, a country or countries adopt a new currency (or drop a currency), value of some currency or asset drops or skyrockets due to some fast/surprising policy changes, a financial sting operation uncovers some risky financial deals, new payment app is launched, a new all-digital bank/currency/asset is announced, etc. Taurus also rules tings like lumber and construction, so we may similarly expect surprising or fast developing events in these areas (e.g., price of lumber or construction supplies skyrockets or falls unexpectedly,  a major construction site or business catches fire, there is a “fire sale” due to some unexpected changes [in weather or policies], etc.). Mars is associated with sports, military, and competition, so there may be an increased sense of competition among financial institutions or construction companies for customers or supplies. Additionally or alternatively, we may hear about some new project that literally combines sports/competition and money — such as a reality show where individuals, groups, or businesses compete and win money.

⭐️Full Moon in Cancer on July 13 — Full Moon (Sun in Cancer in opposition to Moon in Capricorn) while Venus squares Neptune (from July 12 to 14) — This may coincide with increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, shipping by sea, navy, seafood, beverages, rains, floods, etc. The news is more likely to be stressful, confusing, or involve concerns about the true value of related products/services. The value of related commodities, such as oil and gas, may go down. There may also be a strong V shaped market move (a drop followed by a rally); the bottom of the V may be on July 13. Moon in Capricorn is in the sign of its detriment indicating that practical or business concerns may be strong at this time and at odds with Moon’s natural desire to nurture and comfort. This tendency will be accentuated by Venus trining Saturn at this time — some practical/business considerations may instill a sense of caution and bring the focus on long term planning, being frugal, spending wisely, etc.

⭐️Venus in Cancer square Jupiter in Aries — Jul 23-25, 2022 — Excessive or misplaced optimism, overspending, overpaying, gambling, over-estimating the value of some offer/contract. Good purchased at this time (esp. foods or real estate) may be overvalued or purchased with funds that are not there. For ex., some entity is suspected at being insolvent but it makes a promise to pay off its debt (which it knows it can’t keep); or, a large scale acquisition is announced and some entity’s stock goes up, but the value is adjusted down after closer evaluation.

⭐️New Moon in Leo on July 28 — New Moon (Sun conjunct Moon) while Mars, Uranus, and North Node are in triple conjunction in Taurus (see below for more details). On the 28th, Mercury in Leo will also precisely square Uranus — This may coincide with a large market move on some unexpected announcement related to finance, banks, rates, real estate, debt, mortgages, currencies, and/or financial policies. Sun rules Leo and both are related to gold — it is possible that announced financial news may be related to or affect gold prices (probably up). Given that South Node of the Moon will be passing over China’s Venus in Scorpio at the same time (plus there are some other transits to China’s chart), it is possible that financial news may involve China (e.g., the country announces some crypto regulations). In any case, this may be a very significant New Moon, esp. for financial entities and the markets — initiatives or policies announced at this time may dominate the news for the next two weeks and see follow up developments at the next Full Moon on Aug 11. 

⭐️Mars conjunct North Node and Uranus in Taurus — late Jul – mid Aug, 2022 — This triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. It is a volatile combination. Expect turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accident, explosions, fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. There may also be news about currency volatility, flash crashes, and Forex volatility (probably due to some surprising financial policy announcements or sudden changes in the status of some financial entity). Some examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022. Besides various disasters, events included currency flash crashes; launches of innovative projects  related to IT, airlines, aerospace, or electronics; and significant geopolitical developments. For instance: 

January – May 1969 (Uranus conj Ketu in Libra) – 

August – September 1961 (Uranus conj Rahu in Leo) – 

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ALL WEEK — In the geocentric chart, Uranus is closely approaching North Node (the precise conjunction, including Mars, Uranus, and North Node will take place at the end of the month – see “Glance ahead” below for details). At the same time, in the heliocentric chart, several noteworthy transits (Pluto conjunct Earth and Moon, and, Mars conjunct Neptune and Jupiter) will take place this week. Given that heliocentric transits involve Mars (fighting, accident, fire) and Pluto (nuclear, power, death/rebirth), there is a possibility that the disruptive energy of Uranus – North Node conjunction may begin manifesting as early as this week (esp. on the 21st). Negative manifestations could involve accidents, natural disasters, and escalated international tensions. Positive manifestations could involve reaching international agreements after heated discussions, large companies signing significant contracts, and news of large-scale international projects (esp. related to oil/gas/chemicals and long distance transportation).

DAILY:

JUL 18, 2022 (MON): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). 

Jul 18-19, 2022 — Sun and Mercury in opposition to Pluto — power plays among leaders, a leader or a celebrity being blackmailed or pressured to say something (or being unable to communicate freely), a leader/celebrity having a minor mishap while traveling (esp. biking, hiking, or driving), a leader/celebrity engaged in tough negotiations, or, a leader/celebrity participating in an interview where their words are twisted or where they are portrayed unfavorably. With Sun and Mercury in Cancer (food, farming, banks’ assets, real estate), there may also be concerns about these areas  — sales may go down, or, there may be some pressure/manipulation that impedes proper functioning (e.g., banks may feel pressured by regulators to avoid certain risky investments).

JUL 19, 2022 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

USA: July 19-20, 2022 — Venus conjunct U.S. Venus — positive news about earnings, healthcare, workforce, governmental contracts, social support projects, etc. These areas may receive a boost or increased funding.

JUL 20, 2022 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (55%). Sun, Moon, and Pluto (in Cancer, Aries, and Capricorn, respectively) will form a t-square around 10am New York, NY time. This is indicative of an important announcement involving governmental regulation or corporate restructuring (esp. related to food, banks, mortgages, real estate, farming, and sports or weapons).

USA: July 20, 2022 — The t-square formed by Sun, Moon, and Pluto (in Cancer, Aries, and Capricorn, respectively) will aspect U.S. Pluto (currently, the transiting Pluto and U.S. Pluto are in about the same position). In the U.S. chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of finance/earnings and it rules the 12th house of hidden places, healthcare, and the end of lifecycle. Thus, on the 20th, there may be increased news about financial policies  and banks (e.g., the end of some financial cycle, changes in financial policies that affect banks and their assets, leadership changes at a large financial institution, changes in healthcare funding, etc.). Because of the tense square aspects, the announcement may be seen as stressful or as negatively impacting banks, real estate, earnings, food production, or farming.

JUL 21, 2022 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). 

USA: July 21-22, 2022 — Venus conjunct U.S. Jupiter — positive news about international relations, profits from foreign deals, big plans [e.g., for spending], high expectations [of success], optimism about some agreements or expansion of influence on the world arena. At the same time, there may be concerns about inflation, over-expansion, unsustainable growth, increasing costs, etc. Venus+Jupiter = “Party Time,” meaning the restrictions and cutting back are unlikely under this transit. If some spending bill or a large purchase is up for a vote at this time, it will likely be approved although the associated cost may be excessive. 

JUL 22, 2022 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). Moon will square Saturn, which may dampen the mood a bit compared to Thursday. The optimism may still be in the air based on some positive news out of the U.S., but there may be some slight concerns about the costs or the timeline (e.g., a spending bill is approved but there is a delay or a condition is placed on releasing the funds).

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

NEW China: Jul 25 – Aug 5, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Pluto in the country’s chart where they sit in the 7th house of partners/contracts. At the beginning of this timeframe, on Jul 25-28, Mercury will conjunct China’s Mars and Pluto. Around Jul 30, the triple Mars, Uranus and North Node conjunction (see below for more) will square China’s Pluto and oppose its Venus. Taken together, these transits may manifest as sudden and surprising changes involving international relations, abrupt start or cancellation of contracts, unexpectedly entering into or ending partnerships, increased assertive/competitive behavior, and increased financial volatility (e.g., due to lower than expected earnings, financial losses, sudden financial policy changes, corporate restructuring, leadership change, etc.). Weather-wise, there may be increased news about natural disasters (esp. involving excessive heat or fires) and associated accidents involving fires or explosions.

Global: Jul 25 – Aug 13, 2022 — Possible flash crash in the markets or some currency, service outages [affecting financial services or currency exchanges], announcements of new innovative IT/tech/aerospace projects, and/or a technological breakthrough. At a minimum, increased volatility and unpredictable events. In particular, it may involve a cryptocurrency or possibly Japanese Yen. It may also involve one or more companies related to IT, aerospace, electricity, e-vehicles, and/or social media. 

  • A negative manifestation would be a well-known entity suffering a sudden value loss/collapsing/going bankrupt, an airplane accident, a sudden cancellation of a project/product, a fire at a manufacturing facility, a fire at a space station, massive blackout, internet outage, “bank holiday” (with restricted access to funds), sudden airborne attack, etc. 
  • A positive manifestation would be an announcement of a new surprising initiative followed by a rally — for ex., a new social media company, a new aerospace project, news about UFOs or aliens 😄, a new cryptocurrency, a new electronic payment network, new chip manufacturing facility, new battery factory, or something cutting edge and innovative.

Last week, I predicted that on July 9 we would see a preview of the events that may further escalate later in July. On July 8,  Shinzo Abe was assassinated and Elon Musk moved to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. On July 9, Sri Lanka’s president resigned after a dramatic escalation over an economic crisis. These events coincided with the approaching Uranus/North Node transit being triggered by Moon. When Mars joins Uranus/NN in late July (see more on that transit below), these same areas may again be in the news — that is, Japan (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, Japanese yen volatility); Sri Lanka (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, crisis escalation, change in geopolitical status [selling off assets? concerns losing independence?]); Twitter, and businesses belonging or similar to the ones owned by Elon Musk. 

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

Update (01.30.22): In late Jul – mid Aug, 2022, Uranus will conjunct North Node of the Moon (Rahu) and Mars; this triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. This is a volatile combination. Looking back at the events that have occurred under similar transit (Uranus conjunct a Moon Node, either by itself or along with Mars), we can note that events often involved turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accidents involving explosions and fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. Examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits going back to 1976 are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022.

Update (05.30.22): Another possible manifestation of the transit occurring in late July – early August, 2022 is a large earthquake and/or a massive blackout. Major quakes shook Turkey (7.6) and Taiwan (7.7) in Aug and Sep of 1999, respectively, under similar a similar transit — Uranus was conjunct South Node, and Saturn squared Uranus/South Node conjunction.  

Update (06.26.22): Late July – mid Aug 2022 may also see significant geopolitical or business developments. Besides the increased chance of some disaster, like a major storm or plane crash (with keywords being “fire ball,” “strong winds,” “sudden,” “fall from a height,” and “wide-spread damage”), we can expect one or more of the following: Unexpected changes in the value of some currency, market flash crash, entities forming a union, entities leaving an organization, a beginning/ending of an important multi-year project, major milestones for some new technology (esp. related to airlines, aerospace, and electronics), founding of a major company, countries or large corporations reaching a large-scale deal, business acquisition or sale of massive proportions, etc. 

In the past, several currency “flash crashes” occurred under hard aspects from Uranus to the Nodes: 

January-February 2019 (Uranus in Aries square Moon Nodes in Cancer/Capricorn) – 

  • The Swiss franc swooned almost 1 percent at the start of Asian trade on Feb 10, 2019 as thin liquidity caused by a Japan holiday led to a mini recurrence of the “flash crash” that roiled Forex markets on Jan 2, 2019. (https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDCHF/9WBH0Xes-USDCHF-flash-crash/)  *Note: On the day of the crash, Mars was conjunct Uranus and together they squared the Nodes within 1.5-2.5 degree orb.

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

China: 2022 spring-summer (esp. July-Aug) — Increased probability of significant flooding as well as major accidents and associated financial losses (e.g., due to floods). 

NEW Global/USA: Oct 9-16, 2022 (esp. the 11th) — Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Virgo. The Mars/Neptune square will aspect natal Mars/Neptune square in the U.S. chart (there, Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces). The energy of this tense transit may manifest as disruptions, tensions, or accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, infectious diseases, drugs, mental illness, confusion, foggy conditions, floods, beverages, contaminated water, navy, religion, deception, etc. For ex., we may hear about a maritime accident, escalations involving navy, a fire at a marina, a fire at an oil refinery, a wastewater leak, fighting over gas/oil prices, fights or fires at seaside locations (ports, islands, beaches), a spike in some infectious disease [something that spreads through liquids and is associated with fever/inflammation], an oil spill, a gas leak causing an explosion, disagreements over the use of some chemicals, etc. 

Squares from Mars typically coincide with fires, explosions, accidents, protests, break-downs, upsets, fighting, etc. This Mars/Neptune square will take place during the Uranus/Saturn square (see below), which further accentuates the possibility of some sort of an accident, breakdown, or a structural collapse. These problems may be due to turbulent weather: We may hear about excessive rains or floods, or about water erosion. Additionally, on Oct 11-18 (esp. the 14th), 2022 Sun and Venus will form a grand trine with Saturn and Mars in Air signs — this is indicative of powerful winds or some air current spinning and spinning and spinning without much obstruction. Weather problems and/or news about the spread of some infection may affect transportation by air and sea (e.g., flights are delayed, a ship breaks down in a canal, oil spill prevents ships from docking, etc.).

In the markets, we may see a large drop on Oct 10-12, 2022 followed by a rally on the 12-13th; Oct 12 may be a reversal day. Affected areas may particularly include communication, transportation, retail sales, commerce, IT, social media, as well as gas, oil, chemicals, pharma, beverages, seafood, movies, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing (Mars) over the sale (Gemini) of some Neptunian product (e.g., oil/gas) (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase gas, chemicals, navy ship, or seafood; a new action movie flops; sales of gas-powered cars drop; sales of some fast/powerful cars/planes/ships are suspended; etc.). 

With Mars transiting over the U.S. Mars, in the USA we can expect increased news about military, weapons, fires, or sports (esp. fighting, racing, and extreme sports). Involvement of Neptune indicates that the news may involve a Neptunian domain (e.g., navy, places near water, bodies of water, hospitals, theaters, beverage companies, movie production companies, famous music/movie personalities, etc.). Given that this transit will take place during a hurricane season and that NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production, disrupting fuel supplies, disrupting petroleum transportation, and delaying sea transportation.  

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022. Update (06.20.22): Also, during the Saturn in Aquarius (suppression, regulation, losses related to IT, tech, distributed networks) square (breaking point, tension) to Uranus in Taurus (independence, innovative approaches related to finance and currencies, digital assets) period, esp. a few days before/after October 11 — expect a drop in the value of crypto currencies and problems for other digital assets related to increased regulations or large scale sell offs by governments or other large “players.” 

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

Update (05.30.22): The probability of tensions, large earthquakes, disasters, accidents, etc. begins to go up as early as late July when Uranus conjuncts Mars and North Node (and Saturn squares the three). Previous major quakes that shook Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 occurred under Uranus conjunct South Node (with Saturn squaring both). Additionally, in the early August 2022, Jupiter will square Taiwan’s Midheaven (IC/MC axis) — focus on leaders, status on the world arena, homeland, food, security, etc. Thus, the entire period from late July to mid-November 2022 looks ripe for a notable earthquake or some other disaster (tsunami?) that may also trigger a massive blackout/power outage. For Turkey, in the early August 2002, Jupiter will oppose its Mars while Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). These transits are indicative of concerns about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

Global: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23) — Difficult Mars square Neptune transit. Expect increased market volatility (possibly large drop followed by an up swing), disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on the place of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, etc. With Mars in Gemini, there may be an increase in the news about traffic accidents causing oil or chemical spills (esp. due to rain, fog, slippery roads, etc.). On Nov 23, there will also be a New Moon in Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and on the same day, Jupiter will turn direct. Taken together, these planetary alignments may coincide with a larger than usual market move and a direction reversal around Nov 23, possibly on the news about oil/gas prices, international agreements, and/or news about infectious diseases. For ex., a travel restriction is lifted or a shipment is allowed to go through thereby reducing the inventory crunch (and lowering the price of related commodities, such as oil, gas, chemicals, etc.). During the last Mars/Neptune square, which occurred around May 15-20, 2022, DJIA dropped 2.9%, and NASDAQ, 3.82%. 

USA: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23-24) — Transiting Mars square Neptune (Mars in 21 degree of Gemini, Neptune in 22 degree of Pisces) will form a precise conjunction and opposition (Mars and Neptune, respectively) to the U.S. natal Mars/Neptune square (21 deg Gemini/ 22 deg Virgo). This planetary configuration may bring increased news about military activities, weapons, navy, and assertive or risky actions (taking an assertive stance rather than compromising). At the same, time there will be increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, infectious diseases, religion, contamination, drugs, deception, and lies. For ex., there may be concerns about contamination of some beverage, pollution of a body of water, accidents or fires involving navy or maritime transportation, upsets over gas prices, problems with oil production or delivery by sea, news about an uptick of some infectious disease, etc. Because of the heavy Neptunian influence, there may be confusion (Neptune) about actions (Mars) — what to do, when to do it, who did it, where did something go, etc. If some entity is suspected of improper activities (e.g., polluting a body of water by improperly disposing of some chemical), it may be hard to identify the culprit at this time or pinpoint what exactly happened.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

GOLD/SILVER /  USA: May-early July, 2022 but even more so in Jan-Feb 2023 — The value of gold (and possibly silver) may rise slightly around May-early July of 2022 (esp. in the early June) and even more so in Jan-Feb of 2023. This may be related to the news about U.S. fiscal policies, fluctuations in the value of USD, concerns about the stability of U.S. financial institutions and/or financial losses/restrictions (related to rates, debt, fees, loans, insurance, etc.). Alternatively, in May-July 2022 we may see a preview or initial stages of some policies that will culminate/take effect in Jan-Feb 2023. These policies may involve restrictions on what is recognized as a legal tender, what can or cannot be used to pay for goods, how online retailers can conduct their payment transactions, what and how can be accepted as a payment (esp. online), what is a currency (or is officially recognized as “money”), etc. These policies (which may involve restructuring of the Federal Reserve and financial system, regulation of the use of gold and silver, implementation of some new financial instruments to control the dollar’s value, etc.) may affect the value of USD as well as the relative value of gold and/or silver (possibly drive gold and/or silver up).

China: Jun 6 – Jul 24, 2022; Sep 26 – Nov 20, 2022; and Mar 27 – May 6, 2023 — Transiting Uranus square China’s Pluto (in the 7th house of partners, ruler of the 10th house of leadership) — This is an ongoing slow transit that will be felt strongly this week. It could manifest as sudden shocking events involving partnership agreements or leaders, unexpected changes in leadership, signing new agreements, exiting old partnerships, etc. Uranus may bring an element of surprise and expedited tempo to the events. Pluto typically manifests as events occurring in secrecy or underground (e.g., at a mine); Pluto also rules things like power plants, nuclear power, recycling, prisons, death/rebirth, and so on. Projects that begin at this time may be fairly significant and may involve a new radical approach to dealing with Plutonian issues (e.g., offering an innovative way to recycle trash while reducing pollution, shutting down a nuclear power plant, starting a new nuclear power plant that uses some innovative technology, and so on). During the three passes that Uranus will make to the country’s Pluto, we may see the same issue (or similar issues) brought up in phases — during the first pass in the summer of 2022, the initial plans may be made or a triggering event may occur. Then, in the fall of 2022, the situation may be reassessed or the approach may be revised. Finally, in the spring of 2033, the final resolution is reached or the final agreement is settled. 

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and Jupiter in the country’s chart (important legal changes or issues). Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. Because square is a tense transit (it symbolizes tensions reaching a breaking point), any legal changes or discussions at this time may not be universally approved or there may be resistance to the change — status quo my be challenged and [forcibly] overturned under pressure.

For ex., regulations may involve student loan forgiveness, services for immigrants, healthcare check requirements for international travelers, international job outsourcing, workplace fairness, support for refugees, etc. The tense square aspect may manifest as disagreements about the regulations, conflicts about which laws are just, push to legalize some activity(ies), protests against perceived unjust laws, and/or struggles to pass the laws. At the same time, Jupiter and Venus combination tends to manifest as an overestimation, over-spending, excessive optimism, inflation, etc. Thus, if laws or regulations are passed or amended at this time, they may involve a great deal of spending or a signifiant increase in the number of individuals receiving benefits (e.g., students’ loans are forgiven, teachers’ salary goes up, immigrants/refugees receive more benefits, etc.). There may also be increased efforts to curb inflation, but they may be more successful after this transit passes than during this transit. Specific to healthcare, there may be increased news about diabetes and conditions associated with excess sugar or fat, or liver-related issues (e.g., regulation of treatments, import/export of medication, or some international agreements).

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • (Updated 07.04.22): As mentioned in the video I uploaded on 6-28-22 on my YouTube channel, Neptune turned retrograde at New Moon on 6-28-22 (squared by Mercury) indicating a reversal in some decision or policy related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, etc. Notably, on 6-30-22, “Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year’s results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%” (Reuters). This example may give us a glimpse of what to expect in November (see below) when Neptune retrograde will be squared by Mars — there may be a similar disruptive news about some oil or gas company, or, about a disruption in supplies 
  • Jul 12-14, 2022 — Venus square Neptune (and trine Saturn) — value of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. may go down and/or there may be disagreements about the value of these products. Venus (desire, money) in Gemini (commerce, sales) trine Saturn indicates willingness to pay for related products and services to ensure stability (Saturn). However, square to Neptune indicates uncertainty or confusion about the process or the value. A deal reached at this time may involve an element of deception where the value, costs, or the price is misleading and the actual value or expense may turn out to be much higher or lower than anticipated. (end of 07.04.22 update)
  • (Updated 07.16.22): Oct 11, 2022 (+- few days) — Upsets for businesses related to gas, oil, chemicals, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing over the contract or shipment conditions (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase, transport or process oil, gas, chemicals, industry-specific equipment, etc.; there is a fire at an oil refinery; or, an oil rig has to shutdown due to weather). There may also be a spike in concerns over the spread of some infectious disease. In the U.S., there is a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production and disrupting fuel supplies or petroleum transportation. Together, these issues may result in a large market drop around Oct 10-12, 2022. Oil and gas prices may also temporarily dip.  (end of 07.16.22 update) 
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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July 11-17, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

Time = New York NY time; markets = DJIA and NASDAQ; crypto = mainly BTC.

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JULY 2022 — Key Transits

⭐️Jupiter in Aries — May 11, 2022 – May 17, 2023 — Expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface. 

⭐️Mars in Taurus — July 5 – Aug 21, 2022 — Activity, urgent adjustments, aggressive discussions, risky moves, competitive mood, faster pace, sense of urgency, etc. in areas related to finance, banks, earnings, rates, and currencies. New initiatives or bold risky moves may be announced at this time (esp. in late July or early Aug, when Mars conjuncts North Node and Uranus — see below for more details). With Mars in Taurus, these initiatives or projects will likely involve finance, banks and real estate — for example, a new crypto currency is announced, a currency (or cryptocurrency) suffers a flash crash, a new aggressive financial policy is adopted, a new payment system is put into place, a country or countries adopt a new currency (or drop a currency), value of some currency or asset drops or skyrockets due to some fast/surprising policy changes, a financial sting operation uncovers some risky financial deals, new payment app is launched, a new all-digital bank/currency/asset is announced, etc. Taurus also rules tings like lumber and construction, so we may similarly expect surprising or fast developing events in these areas (e.g., price of lumber or construction supplies skyrockets or falls unexpectedly,  a major construction site or business catches fire, there is a “fire sale” due to some unexpected changes [in weather or policies], etc.). Mars is associated with sports, military, and competition, so there may be an increased sense of competition among financial institutions or construction companies for customers or supplies. Additionally or alternatively, we may hear about some new project that literally combines sports/competition and money — such as a reality show where individuals, groups, or businesses compete and win money.

⭐️Full Moon in Cancer on July 13 — Full Moon (Sun in Cancer in opposition to Moon in Capricorn) while Venus squares Neptune (from July 12 to 14) — This may coincide with increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, shipping by sea, navy, seafood, beverages, rains, floods, etc. The news is more likely to be stressful, confusing, or involve concerns about the true value of related products/services. The value of related commodities, such as oil and gas, may go down. There may also be a strong V shaped market move (a drop followed by a rally); the bottom of the V may be on July 13. Moon in Capricorn is in the sign of its detriment indicating that practical or business concerns may be strong at this time and at odds with Moon’s natural desire to nurture and comfort. This tendency will be accentuated by Venus trining Saturn at this time — some practical/business considerations may instill a sense of caution and bring the focus on long term planning, being frugal, spending wisely, etc.

⭐️Venus in Cancer square Jupiter in Aries — Jul 23-25, 2022 — Excessive or misplaced optimism, overspending, overpaying, gambling, over-estimating the value of some offer/contract. Good purchased at this time (esp. foods or real estate) may be overvalued or purchased with funds that are not there. For ex., some entity is suspected at being insolvent but it makes a promise to pay off its debt (which it knows it can’t keep); or, a large scale acquisition is announced and some entity’s stock goes up, but the value is adjusted down after closer evaluation.

⭐️New Moon in Leo on July 28 — New Moon (Sun conjunct Moon) while Mars, Uranus, and North Node are in triple conjunction in Taurus (see below for more details). On the 28th, Mercury in Leo will also precisely square Uranus — This may coincide with a large market move on some unexpected announcement related to finance, banks, rates, real estate, debt, mortgages, currencies, and/or financial policies. Sun rules Leo and both are related to gold — it is possible that announced financial news may be related to or affect gold prices (probably up). Given that South Node of the Moon will be passing over China’s Venus in Scorpio at the same time (plus there are some other transits to China’s chart), it is possible that financial news may involve China (e.g., the country announces some crypto regulations). In any case, this may be a very significant New Moon, esp. for financial entities and the markets — initiatives or policies announced at this time may dominate the news for the next two weeks and see follow up developments at the next Full Moon on Aug 11. 

⭐️Mars conjunct North Node and Uranus in Taurus — late Jul – mid Aug, 2022 — This triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. It is a volatile combination. Expect turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accident, explosions, fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. There may also be news about currency volatility, flash crashes, and Forex volatility (probably due to some surprising financial policy announcements or sudden changes in the status of some financial entity). Some examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022. Besides various disasters, events included currency flash crashes; launches of innovative projects  related to IT, airlines, aerospace, or electronics; and significant geopolitical developments. For instance: 

January – May 1969 (Uranus conj Ketu in Libra) – 

August – September 1961 (Uranus conj Rahu in Leo) – 

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DAILY:

JUL 11, 2022 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). Up influence is stronger in the morning; the direction may change to down by the afternoon.

USA: Jul 10-11, 2022 — Venus conjunct U.S. Mars and square U.S. Neptune — Focus on military, sports, risky initiatives as well as oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, navy, etc. We may hear about assertive or risky initiatives to lower the value or costs of oil, gas, some chemicals, medications, maritime transportation, seafood, etc. 

JUL 12, 2022 (TUE): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (55%). Venus trine Saturn — focus on long term safe investments, slow but steady growth, risk avoidance — market may go down with investors staying put or pursuing more stable investments. With both Venus and Saturn in the air signs, established/large companies in the IT sector, communication, air transportation, and social media may do better than others as they may be seen as relatively safer investment opportunities. Astrologically, Saturn symbolizes government, so government-backed securities may also be sen in favorable light today (slow growth but safe investment). 

Jul 12-14, 2022 — Venus square Neptune (and trine Saturn) — value of oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, maritime transportation, ship, movie, seafood, etc. may go down and/or there may be disagreements about the value of these products. Venus (desire, money) in Gemini (commerce, sales) trine Saturn indicates willingness to pay for products and services to ensure stability or plan long term (Saturn). However, square to Neptune indicates uncertainty or confusion about the process or the value. A deal reached at this time may involve an element of deception where the value, costs, or the price is misleading and the actual value or expense may turn out to be much higher or lower than anticipated. For ex., a contract for building a ship is signed but the final cost of the project will be significantly different and/or the final product will not have the anticipated value. There may also be an associated large market move (probably a drop followed by a rally), esp. on July 13, which will be a Full Moon.

JUL 13, 2022 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). Full Moon — expect larger than usual market moves regardless of the direction. Likely, a reversal day (from down to up). With Venus (value, finance, money) squaring Neptune (confusion, deception) at the same time, investors may have an exaggerated emotional reaction to the news that comes out on Wed. In particular, news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, spread of some infection, water contamination, floods, etc. as well as news about uncertain/unstable financial status of a company in the communication/transportation domain may trigger a large market move (possibly a sell-off on Tue and/or Wed followed by a rally in the afternoon on Wed or on Thur).

JUL 14, 2022 (TH): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (60-65%). 

USA: Jul 14-15, 2022 — Venus trine U.S. Moon may bring positive news about commerce, retail sales, workforce, and healthcare.  

JUL 15, 2022 (FR): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55%). 

USA: Jul 15-17, 2022 — Sun and Mercury conjunct U.S. Mercury may bring positive news about commerce, retail sales, communication, and transportation. Ongoing negotiations are more likely to go well with partners seeing eye to eye; an agreement with partners may be reached. With the conjunction occurring in Cancer, the topic of the negotiations or agreements may revolve around security, banks’ assets, food supply, farming, women and children, family, and homeland security. At the same time, Sun/Mercury conjunction will oppose U.S. Pluto (mainly on the 17th) — this may indicate a push back, opposition, criticism, or protests after the deal or decision is reached. With U.S. Pluto sitting in the 2nd house of finance, it is possible that the push back or criticism may involve money or costs — for example, a decision is reached to support some project that promotes food safety or offers improved protections to women and children; however, critical voices raise concerns about the cost of the initiative(s).

SAT-SUN (JUL 16-17): Sun and Mercury trine Neptune while opposing Pluto; Moon will conjunct Neptune on Sun evening — Focus on intense negotiations and deals involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, spread of some infection, water contamination, floods, maritime transportation, etc. Sun/Mercury in opposition to Pluto indicate intense discussions, power plays, and manipulations; some hidden underhanded activities (blackmail? sabotage?) may be hindering negations. This planetary configuration (precise around 11pm ET on Sunday, July 17) may manifest as a stand-off, emotionally intense conversations, and concerns about security (food, shelter, physical safety, etc.). There may either be some news about an important deal reached at this time (possibly related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, transportation by sea, navy, seafood, marine animals, or some other Neptunian topic), or, about a disaster involving water (e.g., strong rains, floods, water contamination, maritime accident, breach of a dam, etc.). Sun/Mercury in trine to Neptune/Moon (all four in water signs) = favors strong if not excessive flow of liquids, including oil and water. If there is a flood, it may be difficult to stop at this time. In personal relationships, this may be a good time for therapy [exploring one’s psychological issues in a safe setting] or a calming bubble bath, but probably not ideal for emotionally charged conversations.

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

NEW Global: Jul 25 – Aug 13, 2022 — Possible flash crash in the markets or some currency, service outages [affecting financial services or currency exchanges], announcements of new innovative IT/tech/aerospace projects, and/or a technological breakthrough. At a minimum, increased volatility and unpredictable events. In particular, it may involve a cryptocurrency or possibly Japanese Yen. It may also involve one or more companies related to IT, aerospace, electricity, e-vehicles, and/or social media. 

  • A negative manifestation would be a well-known entity suffering a sudden value loss/collapsing/going bankrupt, an airplane accident, a sudden cancellation of a project/product, a fire at a manufacturing facility, a fire at a space station, massive blackout, internet outage, “bank holiday” (with restricted access to funds), sudden airborne attack, etc. 
  • A positive manifestation would be an announcement of a new surprising initiative followed by a rally — for ex., a new social media company, a new aerospace project, news about UFOs or aliens 😄, a new cryptocurrency, a new electronic payment network, new chip manufacturing facility, new battery factory, or something cutting edge and innovative.

Last week, I predicted that on July 9 we would see a preview of the events that may further escalate later in July. On July 8,  Shinzo Abe was assassinated and Elon Musk moved to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. On July 9, Sri Lanka’s president resigned after a dramatic escalation over an economic crisis. These events coincided with the approaching Uranus/North Node transit being triggered by Moon. When Mars joins Uranus/NN in late July (see more on that transit below), these same areas may again be in the news — that is, Japan (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, Japanese yen volatility); Sri Lanka (e.g., issues with leaders, earthquakes, power outages, crisis escalation, change in geopolitical status [selling off assets? concerns about losing independence?]); Twitter, and businesses belonging or similar to the ones owned by Elon Musk. 

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

Update (01.30.22): In late Jul – mid Aug, 2022, Uranus will conjunct North Node of the Moon (Rahu) and Mars; this triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. This is a volatile combination. Looking back at the events that have occurred under similar transit (Uranus conjunct a Moon Node, either by itself or along with Mars), we can note that events often involved turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accidents involving explosions and fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. Examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits going back to 1976 are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022.

Update (05.30.22): Another possible manifestation of the transit occurring in late July – early August, 2022 is a large earthquake and/or a massive blackout. Major quakes shook Turkey (7.6) and Taiwan (7.7) in Aug and Sep of 1999, respectively, under similar a similar transit — Uranus was conjunct South Node, and Saturn squared Uranus/South Node conjunction.  

Update (06.26.22): Late July – mid Aug 2022 may also see significant geopolitical or business developments. Besides the increased chance of some disaster, like a major storm or plane crash (with keywords being “fire ball,” “strong winds,” “sudden,” “fall from a height,” and “wide-spread damage”), we can expect one or more of the following: Unexpected changes in the value of some currency, market flash crash, entities forming a union, entities leaving an organization, a beginning/ending of an important multi-year project, major milestones for some new technology (esp. related to airlines, aerospace, and electronics), founding of a major company, countries or large corporations reaching a large-scale deal, business acquisition or sale of massive proportions, etc. 

In the past, several currency “flash crashes” occurred under hard aspects from Uranus to the Nodes: 

January-February 2019 (Uranus in Aries square Moon Nodes in Cancer/Capricorn) – 

  • The Swiss franc swooned almost 1 percent at the start of Asian trade on Feb 10, 2019 as thin liquidity caused by a Japan holiday led to a mini recurrence of the “flash crash” that roiled Forex markets on Jan 2, 2019. (https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDCHF/9WBH0Xes-USDCHF-flash-crash/)  *Note: On the day of the crash, Mars was conjunct Uranus and together they squared the Nodes within 1.5-2.5 degree orb.

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

China: 2022 spring-summer (esp. July-Aug) — Increased probability of significant flooding as well as major accidents and associated financial losses (e.g., due to floods). 

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022. Update (06.20.22): Also, during the Saturn in Aquarius (suppression, regulation, losses related to IT, tech, distributed networks) square (breaking point, tension) to Uranus in Taurus (independence, innovative approaches related to finance and currencies, digital assets) period, esp. a few days before/after October 11 — expect a drop in the value of crypto currencies and problems for other digital assets related to increased regulations or large scale sell offs by governments or other large “players.” 

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

Update (05.30.22): The probability of tensions, large earthquakes, disasters, accidents, etc. begins to go up as early as late July when Uranus conjuncts Mars and North Node (and Saturn squares the three). Previous major quakes that shook Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 occurred under Uranus conjunct South Node (with Saturn squaring both). Additionally, in the early August 2022, Jupiter will square Taiwan’s Midheaven (IC/MC axis) — focus on leaders, status on the world arena, homeland, food, security, etc. Thus, the entire period from late July to mid-November 2022 looks ripe for a notable earthquake or some other disaster (tsunami?) that may also trigger a massive blackout/power outage. For Turkey, in the early August 2002, Jupiter will oppose its Mars while Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). These transits are indicative of concerns about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

Global: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23) — Difficult Mars square Neptune transit. Expect increased market volatility (possibly large drop followed by an up swing), disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on the place of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, etc. With Mars in Gemini, there may be an increase in the news about traffic accidents causing oil or chemical spills (esp. due to rain, fog, slippery roads, etc.). On Nov 23, there will also be a New Moon in Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and on the same day, Jupiter will turn direct. Taken together, these planetary alignments may coincide with a larger than usual market move and a direction reversal around Nov 23, possibly on the news about oil/gas prices, international agreements, and/or news about infectious diseases. For ex., a travel restriction is lifted or a shipment is allowed to go through thereby reducing the inventory crunch (and lowering the price of related commodities, such as oil, gas, chemicals, etc.). During the last Mars/Neptune square, which occurred around May 15-20, 2022, DJIA dropped 2.9%, and NASDAQ, 3.82%. 

USA: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23-24) — Transiting Mars square Neptune (Mars in 21 degree of Gemini, Neptune in 22 degree of Pisces) will form a precise conjunction and opposition (Mars and Neptune, respectively) to the U.S. natal Mars/Neptune square (21 deg Gemini/ 22 deg Virgo). This planetary configuration may bring increased news about military activities, weapons, navy, and assertive or risky actions (taking an assertive stance rather than compromising). At the same, time there will be increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, infectious diseases, religion, contamination, drugs, deception, and lies. For ex., there may be concerns about contamination of some beverage, pollution of a body of water, accidents or fires involving navy or maritime transportation, upsets over gas prices, problems with oil production or delivery by sea, news about an uptick of some infectious disease, etc. Because of the heavy Neptunian influence, there may be confusion (Neptune) about actions (Mars) — what to do, when to do it, who did it, where did something go, etc. If some entity is suspected of improper activities (e.g., polluting a body of water by improperly disposing of some chemical), it may be hard to identify the culprit at this time or pinpoint what exactly happened.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

GOLD/SILVER /  USA: May-early July, 2022 but even more so in Jan-Feb 2023 — The value of gold (and possibly silver) may rise slightly around May-early July of 2022 (esp. in the early June) and even more so in Jan-Feb of 2023. This may be related to the news about U.S. fiscal policies, fluctuations in the value of USD, concerns about the stability of U.S. financial institutions and/or financial losses/restrictions (related to rates, debt, fees, loans, insurance, etc.). Alternatively, in May-July 2022 we may see a preview or initial stages of some policies that will culminate/take effect in Jan-Feb 2023. These policies may involve restrictions on what is recognized as a legal tender, what can or cannot be used to pay for goods, how online retailers can conduct their payment transactions, what and how can be accepted as a payment (esp. online), what is a currency (or is officially recognized as “money”), etc. These policies (which may involve restructuring of the Federal Reserve and financial system, regulation of the use of gold and silver, implementation of some new financial instruments to control the dollar’s value, etc.) may affect the value of USD as well as the relative value of gold and/or silver (possibly drive gold and/or silver up).

China: Jun 6 – Jul 24, 2022; Sep 26 – Nov 20, 2022; and Mar 27 – May 6, 2023 — Transiting Uranus square China’s Pluto (in the 7th house of partners, ruler of the 10th house of leadership) — This is an ongoing slow transit that will be felt strongly this week. It could manifest as sudden shocking events involving partnership agreements or leaders, unexpected changes in leadership, signing new agreements, exiting old partnerships, etc. Uranus may bring an element of surprise and expedited tempo to the events. Pluto typically manifests as events occurring in secrecy or underground (e.g., at a mine); Pluto also rules things like power plants, nuclear power, recycling, prisons, death/rebirth, and so on. Projects that begin at this time may be fairly significant and may involve a new radical approach to dealing with Plutonian issues (e.g., offering an innovative way to recycle trash while reducing pollution, shutting down a nuclear power plant, starting a new nuclear power plant that uses some innovative technology, and so on). During the three passes that Uranus will make to the country’s Pluto, we may see the same issue (or similar issues) brought up in phases — during the first pass in the summer of 2022, the initial plans may be made or a triggering event may occur. Then, in the fall of 2022, the situation may be reassessed or the approach may be revised. Finally, in the spring of 2033, the final resolution is reached or the final agreement is settled. 

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and Jupiter in the country’s chart (important legal changes or issues). Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. Because square is a tense transit (it symbolizes tensions reaching a breaking point), any legal changes or discussions at this time may not be universally approved or there may be resistance to the change — status quo my be challenged and [forcibly] overturned under pressure.

For ex., regulations may involve student loan forgiveness, services for immigrants, healthcare check requirements for international travelers, international job outsourcing, workplace fairness, support for refugees, etc. The tense square aspect may manifest as disagreements about the regulations, conflicts about which laws are just, push to legalize some activity(ies), protests against perceived unjust laws, and/or struggles to pass the laws. At the same time, Jupiter and Venus combination tends to manifest as an overestimation, over-spending, excessive optimism, inflation, etc. Thus, if laws or regulations are passed or amended at this time, they may involve a great deal of spending or a signifiant increase in the number of individuals receiving benefits (e.g., students’ loans are forgiven, teachers’ salary goes up, immigrants/refugees receive more benefits, etc.). There may also be increased efforts to curb inflation, but they may be more successful after this transit passes than during this transit. Specific to healthcare, there may be increased news about diabetes and conditions associated with excess sugar or fat, or liver-related issues (e.g., regulation of treatments, import/export of medication, or some international agreements).

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • (Updated 07.04.22): As mentioned in the video I uploaded on 6-28-22 on my YouTube channel, Neptune turned retrograde at New Moon on 6-28-22 (squared by Mercury) indicating a reversal in some decision or policy related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, etc. Notably, on 6-30-22, “Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year’s results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%” (Reuters). This example may give us a glimpse of what to expect in November (see below) when Neptune retrograde will be squared by Mars — there may be a similar disruptive news about some oil or gas company, or, about a disruption in supplies 
  • Jul 12-14, 2022 — Venus square Neptune (and trine Saturn) — value of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. may go down and/or there may be disagreements about the value of these products. Venus (desire, money) in Gemini (commerce, sales) trine Saturn indicates willingness to pay for related products and services to ensure stability (Saturn). However, square to Neptune indicates uncertainty or confusion about the process or the value. A deal reached at this time may involve an element of deception where the value, costs, or the price is misleading and the actual value or expense may turn out to be much higher or lower than anticipated. (end of 07.04.22 update)
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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