May 16-22, 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 2018-2035, 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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MAY 2022 — Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy has peaked in April and will begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas related to Neptune (e.g., oil/gas prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, 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.]

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DAILY:

MAY 16, 2021 (MON): Very Strong influence; market may go down (70%). Large market move regardless of the direction. I expect a large drop on Mon and/or Tue, followed by a bounce on Wed. Regardless of the direction, Mon-Tue may see significant developments and announcements (probably tense or negative). The intensity will subside by Wed, hence the reversal prediction.

May 16, 2022 — Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio. New and Full Moons correspond to greater than usual market moves. With Sun in Taurus (money, finance, earnings, banks, financial stability, value, currencies) and Moon in Scorpio (rates, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, markets, secrets, underground, manipulations, hacking, spying, procreation, reproduction, death and rebirth, regeneration, crime), the emphasis of this eclipse will be on finance, currencies, reproduction, crime, and manipulative activities. The Sun-Moon opposition will be squared by Saturn in Aquarius (losses, limitations, and delays involving IT, aerospace, electronics, electricity, high tech, telecoms, social media, and large international organizations). For ex., power or service outages, hacking, increased oversight of the projects based on decentralized architecture, increased controls over data sharing, slow network speed, problems with aircraft or e-vehicle manufacturing, etc. cause losses for some financial entity [heavily invested in tech], interrupt digital banking, or devalue some currency (esp. crypto). See more details in a separate post. The energy of the Lunar eclipse (as a running theme or as consequences of the events that take place around the eclipse) will be felt for about 2-3 months.

May 15-20, 2022 — Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may possibly be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

See specific examples of situations that unfolded under tense Mars Neptune transits in this post: Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces May 2022 — Disruptive events may affect oil and gas prices. Typical events included important announcements about oil (e.g., OPEC oil production cuts), chemical accidents or fires, oil or chemical spills, maritime transportation accidents, attacks on places of warship, volcanic eruptions on an island/near or under water, and bad weather involving water/ice damage (excessive rains, typhoons). 

May 10 – June 2, 2022 — Mercury retrograde period. Expect higher than usual reports of delays, errors, or problems involving contracts, negotiations, communication, transportation, and commercial activities. Contracts signed at this time may need to be revised at a later point when Mercury turns direct. Ongoing negotiations may stall due to one or more parties not communicating clearly or omitting some critical details. Good time for reviewing previous contracts or paperwork, revising previously issued reports, re-evaluating previous offers, etc. If a contract / project/  negotiation is put on hold at this time or a trip is postponed, activities may resume once Mercury goes direct in early June. Travel (esp. by plane or car/bus) and short distance shipping may slow down or become more cumbersome (e.g., due to health-related concerns or restrictions, carriers experiencing problems with their fleet/drivers, or excessively windy weather).

Update (05.14.22):  On 5-13-22, Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk announced that his Twitter buyout was temporarily on hold. Musk plans to conduct his own research into how many Twitter users are fake accounts. Twitter said in a public filing this month less than 5% of users are fake or spam accounts (https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5). This sort of activity (putting a contract on hold, doing additional research, looking for missing details, re-evaluating the offer, etc.) is a good example of Mercury retrograde energy. With the planet turning direct in early June, I expect that things will move forward and/or speed up at that time as well.

USA: May 12-16, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about military activities, esp. involving navy, bioweapons, chemical warfare, and/or dealing with misinformation or confusing/unclear communication. This may manifest as difficulties with navigation due to foggy weather or malfunction of some navigation tool, confusing communication leading to an accident, uncertainty about what actions to take, or lack of clarity about some issue. There may also be some upsetting news about sports and athletes, such as an athlete being accused of doping, taking drugs, being deceptive, etc. — this may particularly involve water-related sports. Finally, there may be some upsets or protests related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. For ex., strong rains lead to flooding and water pollution, bad weather disrupts oil or gas deliveries, an oil leak contaminates water, chemicals accidentally catch fire, protests are staged against some oil- or gas-related project, and so on.

China: May 16-17, 2022 — An important announcement related to finance, currencies, banks, rates, earnings, etc. The announcement will likely be optimistic in nature, as in involving optimism about the earnings or high hopes about increased investments in some project. We may hear about aggressive financial moves aimed at increasing the earnings or pursuing profitable opportunities — these may involve profits from weapons and/or sports, or, a financial policy/instrument may be used as a weapon to increase the country’s profits. 

MAY 17, 2021 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). 

MAY 18, 2021 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55-60%). Today may be a reversal day compared to Mon-Tue regardless of the direction. My expectation is that there will be a large move [probably down] on Mon and/or Tue, followed by a reversal [probably to up] on Wed.

MAY 19, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

APR 20, 2021 (FR): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55%). Jupiter in Aries will be in the middle point between Sun/Mercury and Moon/Pluto, with the pairs forming a trine. This may manifest as an important announcement involving laws, lawyers, judges, legislation, immigration, diplomatic relations, foreign affairs, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, professors, diplomats, ambassadors, etc. We may hear about important new laws being passed and/or important international negotiations reaching a significant point. There may also be news about newly appointed leaders (esp. in the military or sports) or about leaders stepping down/being removed. 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

Global/USA: May 26-27, 2022 — A large market move, esp. on the 27th,  possibly a drop. Increased news about aggressive financial policies or concerns about the earnings from the U.S. and/or on concerns about intensifying military activities globally. At this time, Venus will square transiting Pluto and the U.S. Pluto (tension, breakdown, or financial losses related to financial manipulation, debt, rates, etc.). Additionally, transiting Mars and Jupiter will conjunct (typically triggers massive market moves, either direction). This conjunction will square U.S. Venus (concerns about finance/profits; aggressive initiatives that affects prices). With Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Aries on 5/26-27, the news may focus on tings like war, military, weapons, sports, competition, decisive leadership, aggressive new projects [full speed ahead type of vibe], etc. 

NEW 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 then Jupiter in the country’s chart. 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.

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. 

Global: June 28 – July 04, 2022 — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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.

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.

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. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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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). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

Global: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

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).

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/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. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022.
  • Update (04.24.22): Apr 26-28, 2022 (esp. the 27th) — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, etc. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up (esp. on 26-27). We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing to down on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement/sale. 
  • Update (04.24.22): April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — The price of oil (incl. plant-based and animal-fat-based) and gas may go up. 
  • Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. Update (05.01.22): During two recent Mars Neptune conjunctions, in Dec/Jan 2016-2017 and Dec 2018, OPEC announced oil production cuts. I see that OPEC+ is set to meet on May 5, 2022 and, according to Reuters, it is expected to “stick to its existing deal and agree another small output increase for June” (https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/opec-likely-agree-another-oil-output-increase-june-sources-say-2022-04-28/). Under Mars Neptune conjunction, an agreement may be hard to reach at this time. There will likely be disagreements or even fights (Mars) about oil-related issues (Neptune), possibly over concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 (Neptune) in China. Additionally, Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) will move 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.).

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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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio afflicted by Square from Saturn 

Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio will take place on May 16, 2022. New and Full Moons correspond to greater than usual market moves. With Sun in Taurus (money, finance, earnings, banks, financial stability, value, currencies) and Moon in Scorpio (rates, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, markets, secrets, underground, manipulations, hacking, spying, procreation, reproduction, death and rebirth, regeneration, crime), the emphasis of this eclipse will be on financial issues as well as issues related to reproduction and crime. 

Lunar Eclipse May 16, 2022 Astrological Chart

Moon and Sun are in opposition (polarized views) and in a t-square to Saturn (loss, restriction, end of cycle, old established leader, government, large corporation) in Aquarius (IT, electronics, telecoms, networks, aerospace, e-vehicles, electricity). To top it off, Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces at the time of the eclipse. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. (see a separate post on Mars/Neptune conjunction). 

This is a difficult alignment, which may bring news about financial losses, reduced value, reduced financial stability, problems with taxes or insurance, concerns about excessive or untimely regulations (e.g., of banks, currencies, IT/telecoms/etc. companies), hacking, financial manipulations, currency(-ies) losing value, issues related to reproduction/death/crime, etc. Saturn brings restrictions and regulations; squares bring sudden breaks, outages, upsetting problems, accidents, etc. Sun and Mon being in opposition bring focus on opposing values and views (e.g., how should something be regulated, what is the true value, what is truly valuable, and so on). With this difficult alignment, there will likely not be an easy answer.

The square from Saturn may bring anxiety and disagreements about the issues above (incl. finance, rates, reproduction, crime, IT, technology, electricity) due to losses, breakdowns, limitations, regulations, and projects ending. The energy of a lunar eclipse will continue to have an impact for about 2-3 months following the eclipse. This means that issues that come up around the eclipse will continue to be in the news for several months. This may manifest as similar types of issues coming up in different parts of the world and/or as follow up events triggered by the main event that occurs around the eclipse. For ex., some financial entity or a high tech company announces a hack or financial loss on 5-16, and this triggers increased governmental scrutiny and controls that are implemented over the next two months. Or, news about some regulations related to reproduction/death/crime/spying/hacking/etc. trigger follow up events that go on for 2-3 months and involve changes in values, earnings, or funding of the related areas (e.g.,  prison or police reform).

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May 9-15, 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 2018-2035, 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

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MAY 2022 — Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy has peaked in April and will begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas related to Neptune (e.g., oil/gas prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, 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.]

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DAILY:

MAY 9, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Increased focus on the price of gold (and possibly silver); the value may go up. This may be related to the news about U.S. financial policies and/or fluctuations in the value of USD.

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).

MAY 10, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). 

May 10 – June 2, 2022 — Mercury retrograde period. Expect higher than usual reports of delays, errors, or problems involving contracts, negotiations, communication, transportation, and commercial activities. Contracts signed at this time may need to be revised at a later point when Mercury turns direct. Ongoing negotiations may stall due to one or more parties not communicating clearly or omitting some critical details. Good time for reviewing previous contracts or paperwork, revising previously issued reports, re-evaluating previous offers, etc. If a contract / project/  negotiation is put on hold at this time or a trip is postponed, activities may resume once Mercury goes direct in early June. Travel (esp. by plane or car/bus) and short distance shipping may slow down or become more cumbersome (e.g., due to health-related concerns or restrictions, carriers experiencing problems with their fleet/drivers, or excessively windy weather).

MAY 11, 2021 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). Likely, a busy news day with important announcements related to new projects, new leaders, change in direction (from a more passive stance to more forward action-oriented stance), and aggressive new initiatives. The areas where new leaders or initiatives may emerge will likely involve military and sports (e.g., a new more aggressive coach is appointed, a new forceful military leader takes over, a new more aggressive sports/military campaign begins, etc.).  There may also be increased news about laws, judges, as well as long distance travel and transportation. This includes changes in laws affecting immigration and long distance travel/shipping, a more assertive stance on some legal issue, laws being passed faster than expected, and heated disagreements over related situations (laws, immigration, and long distance travel/shipment). At the same time, expect increased focus on oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. We may hear about problems, accidents, arguments, or disagreements related to these areas (e.g., spread of some infectious disease [bird flu?], oil contamination, oil/gas prices [may drop], etc.). 

MAY 12, 2021 (TH): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

May 12-13, 2022 — Expect important announcements related to finance, currencies, banks, earnings, and leaders or prominent individuals in these areas (e.g., appointment of a new head of some division at a major bank, disclosure of the earnings/income of some prominent individual, announcement of a new financial strategy, etc.). 

USA: May 12-16, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about military activities, esp. involving navy, bioweapons, chemical warfare, and/or dealing with misinformation or confusing/unclear communication. This may manifest as difficulties with navigation due to foggy weather or malfunction of some navigation tool, confusing communication leading to an accident, uncertainty about what actions to take, or lack of clarity about some issue. There may also be some upsetting news about sports and athletes, such as an athlete being accused of doping, taking drugs, being deceptive, etc. — this may particularly involve water-related sports. Finally, there may be some upsets or protests related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. For ex., strong rains lead to flooding and water pollution, bad weather disrupts oil or gas deliveries, an oil leak contaminates water, chemicals accidentally catch fire, protests are staged against some oil- or gas-related project, and so on.

APR 13, 2021 (FR): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

May 15-20, 2022 — Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may possibly be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

See specific examples of situations that unfolded under tense Mars Neptune transits in this post: Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces May 2022 — Disruptive events may affect oil and gas prices. Typical events included important announcements about oil (e.g., OPEC oil production cuts), chemical accidents or fires, oil or chemical spills, maritime transportation accidents, attacks on places of warship, volcanic eruptions on an island/near or under water, and bad weather involving water/ice damage (excessive rains, typhoons). 

China: May 13-15, 2022 — Focus on finance, currencies, banks, rates, earnings, etc. There may minor concerns about the effect of the currency value on commercial activity and earnings. There may also be increased news about contracts/payments involving oil, gas, navy, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals — we may hear about a large transaction, investment in, or payment for related products and services.

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

NEW China: May 16-17, 2022 — An important announcement related to finance, currencies, banks, rates, earnings, etc. The announcement will likely be optimistic in nature, as in involving optimism about the earnings or high hopes about increased investments in some project. We may hear about aggressive financial moves aimed at increasing the earnings or pursuing profitable opportunities — these may involve profits from weapons and/or sports, or, a financial policy/instrument may be used as a weapon to increase the country’s profits. 

NEW  Global/USA: May 26-27, 2022 — A large market move, esp. on the 27th,  possibly a drop. Increased news about aggressive financial policies or concerns about the earnings from the U.S. and/or on concerns about intensifying military activities globally. At this time, Venus will square transiting Pluto and the U.S. Pluto (tension, breakdown, or financial losses related to financial manipulation, debt, rates, etc.). Additionally, transiting Mars and Jupiter will conjunct (typically triggers massive market moves, either direction). This conjunction will square U.S. Venus (concerns about finance/profits; aggressive initiatives that affects prices). With Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Aries on 5/26-27, the news may focus on tings like war, military, weapons, sports, competition, decisive leadership, aggressive new projects [full speed ahead type of vibe], etc. 

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. 

Global: June 28 – July 04, 2022 — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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.

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.

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. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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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). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

Global: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

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/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. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022.
  • Update (04.24.22): Apr 26-28, 2022 (esp. the 27th) — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, etc. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up (esp. on 26-27). We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing to down on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement/sale. 
  • Update (04.24.22): April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — The price of oil (incl. plant-based and animal-fat-based) and gas may go up. 
  • Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. Update (05.01.22): During two recent Mars Neptune conjunctions, in Dec/Jan 2016-2017 and Dec 2018, OPEC announced oil production cuts. I see that OPEC+ is set to meet on May 5, 2022 and, according to Reuters, it is expected to “stick to its existing deal and agree another small output increase for June” (https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/opec-likely-agree-another-oil-output-increase-june-sources-say-2022-04-28/). Under Mars Neptune conjunction, an agreement may be hard to reach at this time. There will likely be disagreements or even fights (Mars) about oil-related issues (Neptune), possibly over concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 (Neptune) in China. Additionally, Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) will move 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.).

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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Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces May 2022 — Disruptive events may affect oil and gas prices

On May 15-20, 2022, Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. 

Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. 

At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

See below a few examples of events that occurred under tense Mars Neptune transits in the past few years. Typical events included important announcements about oil (e.g., OPEC oil production cuts), chemical accidents or fires, oil or chemical spills, maritime transportation accidents, attacks on places of warship, volcanic eruptions on an island/near or under water, and bad weather involving water/ice damage (excessive rains, typhoons). 

If you have other examples, please share them in the comments!

Mars conjunct Neptune

DECEMBER 2016 –  JANUARY 2017

  • January 1, 2017 — The activation of the landmark OPEC/Non-OPEC crude oil production accord. Reached in Vienna, Austria, in early December 2016, the agreement entailed 24 of the world’s leading oil producers committing to removing around 1.8 million barrels/day of crude oil from global supplies from the beginning of 2017 over an initial six-month period that can be extended for another six months. The principle aim was to help ease an oversupply situation. (https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/press_room/4052.htm)

DECEMBER 2018

APRIL 2019

JUNE, 2020

Mars square Neptune

JANUARY 2020

APRIL 2021

  • April 9, 2021 — Piney Point FL wastewater leak 2021 — On March 25, 2021, leaks were discovered in the containment wall of a 77-acre pond holding approximately 460 million gallons of wastewater at a former phosphate plant at Piney Point, Florida, about 20 miles south of Tampa. On April 3, officials were notified that a potential breach of the south reservoir at the facility could flood roads and homes and wash into Tampa Bay. On April 9, the damage to the containment walls appeared to be localized, and steps were taken to contain the potential for further containment failure. Additionally, approximately 215 million gallons of wastewater had been discharged to the port; however, all controlled discharges of untreated water to Port Manatee and Piney Point Creek have been ceased since that day. (http://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/what-we-do/disasters/disasters-activations/piney-point-florida-wastewater-leak-2021)

Multiple transportation (Mars in Gemini, Gemini = transportation, communication, Mars = accident) accidents involving chemical spills:

  • April 10, 2021 — CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chemical and diesel spill close I-75 South for hours. According to Tri-community volunteer fire department, 200 gallons of chemicals and diesel spilled on the interstate after a crash around one o’clock p.m. (https://www.wdef.com/chemical-diesel-spill-close-75-south-hours/)

Update (05.18.22; original post was published on May 8, 2022): 

MAY 2022 — Mars Conjunct Neptune

The effect of the conjunction will dissipate from May 21 onwards. The next difficult Mars square Neptune transit will take place on November 17-25, 2022. At that time, we can again expect an uptick in similar types of events (e.g., 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.).

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May 2-8, 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 2018-2035, 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

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MAY 2022 — Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy has peaked in April and will begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas related to Neptune (e.g., oil/gas prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, 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.]

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DAILY:

MAY 2, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

USA: May 2-3, 2022 — Sun will sextile and Mars will trine, respectively, the U.S. Sun (in the 8th house, rules 9th) — This transit may bring support to leaders and inspire them to move forward more assertively/boldly with various initiatives. In particular, we may hear about initiatives related to banks, rates, insurance, taxes, investments, and so on — such initiatives may receive a green light and proceed fast without delays. Also, if some legal changes or international agreements are negotiated at this time, they too may go through without much delay.  

China: May 2-4, 2022 — Mars will oppose Saturn in the country’s chart (Saturn is in the 7th house, rules 12th) — Possible disagreements with partners; upsetting negotiations; earthquakes/shakeups; problems for old/established leaders; accidents/fires/protests involving hospitals, labs, prisons, recycling facilities; spread of contamination; etc. Difficult transit indicative of having to deal with an old issue that has become the source of some upset/contamination/inflammation. Saturn symbolizes steel, minerals, and solid structures — we may hear about fires, explosions, or upsetting events that cause structural damage and/or result in problems for the steel industry or mining. Mars pushes for faster resolution, while Saturn resists or is too slow — in some negotiation or a project, things may be pushed too far too fast, become too heated, and result in a breakdown.   

MAY 3, 2021 (TUE): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). Moon will square Mars in the morning, as Sun will be approaching conjunction with Uranus — these transits may result in greater than usual volatility and spook the investors. Mars (upset) in Pisces receiving a difficult transit from the Moon (emotions) indicates that concerns may center around oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, infectious diseases, navy, maritime transportation, and other Neptunian topics (Neptune rules Pisces). 

May 3-5, 2022 — Sun will conjunct Uranus in Taurus — Increased focus on and surprising news related to earnings, rates, banks, and currencies, incl. crypto. We may hear about new leaders, projects, or even new currencies. Expect greater than usual volatility, esp. on May 3-4. There may also be increased focus on leaders and new initiatives in the areas of IT, telecoms, aerospace, e-vehicles, batteries, power generation, and so on. We may hear about unexpected developments, leaders suddenly stepping down, unknown leaders rising to prominence, leaders behaving unpredictably, sudden changes in service terms (esp. finical transaction fees or fees related to trading/exchange), etc.

USA: May 3-4, 2022 — Venus will square U.S. Venus (in the 7th house, rules 6th and 10th)— Possible reports of lower than expected earnings, loss of value, higher than anticipated costs, unfavorable agreements, etc. The areas affected the most may involve healthcare, veterinary care, workforce (esp. service workers, incl. teachers, police, and mail delivery), and the needy/ailing. Expenses related to these areas may be seen as excessive, or, there may be disagreements about how valuable the related projects are. This may lead to disagreements on whether to provide funding for related areas (e.g., whether to provide discounted medicine or financial support to some group). 

China: May 3-6, 2022 — Mercury will trine the country’s Moon in the 1st house (ruler of the 6th) — Expect increased focus on the new goals and vision for areas related to healthcare, veterinary care, workforce, services for the needy, and provision of basic necessities (like food and shelter).

MAY 4, 2021 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). In the morning, Moon will square Neptune and trine Saturn — these transits may bring concerns about oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, infectious diseases, navy, maritime transportation, etc. At the same time, Sun will be tightly conjunct Uranus. Taken together, this may bring concerns about excessive market volatility, stability of banks and currencies (more likely crypto — BTC?), unexpected earnings’ reports, or some other financial issues and attract investors to more stable areas with focus on long term gains. 

MAY 5, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

China: May 5-7, 2022 — Venus will square the country’s Uranus in the 5th house (rules 1st) — This may bring concerns about the value of investments in or profits from IT, telecoms, aerospace, e-vehicles, batteries, power plants, digital solutions (e.g., digital currencies), electronic gadgets, etc. The concerns may be due to an element of unpredictability or risky nature of the project/initiative. A new innovative project may be announced, but its value may be questioned because it may be seen as too new, untested, or unstable. 

APR 6, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

USA: May 6-7, 2022 — Venus will square U.S. Jupiter (in the 7th house, rules 1st)  — This may bring hope an enthusiasm about international relations, long distance shipments, but also news about overspending and rising prices or fees. With Venus transiting through the 4th house, the news about prices/costs may be related to real-estate, banks’ transactions, food, farming, and homeland security. For ex., we may hear about a partnership agreement or a contract with an international partner related to these areas (e.g., farming); if so — the agreement may involve overpaying for some goods/services.

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

USA: May 12-16, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about military activities, esp. involving navy, bioweapons, chemical warfare, and/or dealing with misinformation or confusing/unclear communication. This may manifest as difficulties with navigation due to foggy weather or malfunction of some navigation tool, confusing communication leading to an accident, uncertainty about what actions to take, or lack of clarity about some issue. There may also be some upsetting news about sports and athletes, such as an athlete being accused of doping, taking drugs, being deceptive, etc. — this may particularly involve water-related sports. Finally, there may be some upsets or protests related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. For ex., strong rains lead to flooding and water pollution, bad weather disrupts oil or gas deliveries, an oil leak contaminates water, chemicals accidentally catch fire, protests are staged against some oil- or gas-related project, and so on.

Updated  Global: May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may possibly be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

Update (05.01.2022) — added a few recent examples of events that occurred under tense Mars Neptune transits (will move these to a separate post in the future). Typical events included important announcements about oil (e.g., OPEC oil production cuts), chemical accidents or fires, oil or chemical spills, maritime transportation accidents, attacks on places of warship, volcanic eruptions on an island/near or under water, and bad weather involving water/ice damage (excessive rains, typhoons). 

Mars conjunct Neptune

DECEMBER 2016 –  JANUARY 2017

  • January 1, 2017 — The activation of the landmark OPEC/Non-OPEC crude oil production accord. Reached in Vienna, Austria, in early December 2016, the agreement entailed 24 of the world’s leading oil producers committing to removing around 1.8 million barrels/day of crude oil from global supplies from the beginning of 2017 over an initial six-month period that can be extended for another six months. The principle aim was to help ease an oversupply situation. (https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/press_room/4052.htm)

DECEMBER 2018

APRIL 2019

JUNE, 2020

Mars square Neptune

JANUARY 2020

APRIL 2021

  • April 9, 2021 — Piney Point FL wastewater leak 2021 — On March 25, 2021, leaks were discovered in the containment wall of a 77-acre pond holding approximately 460 million gallons of wastewater at a former phosphate plant at Piney Point, Florida, about 20 miles south of Tampa. On April 3, officials were notified that a potential breach of the south reservoir at the facility could flood roads and homes and wash into Tampa Bay. On April 9, the damage to the containment walls appeared to be localized, and steps were taken to contain the potential for further containment failure. Additionally, approximately 215 million gallons of wastewater had been discharged to the port; however, all controlled discharges of untreated water to Port Manatee and Piney Point Creek have been ceased since that day. (http://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/what-we-do/disasters/disasters-activations/piney-point-florida-wastewater-leak-2021)

Multiple transportation (Mars in Gemini, Gemini = transportation, communication, Mars = accident) accidents involving chemical spills:

  • April 10, 2021 — CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chemical and diesel spill close I-75 South for hours. According to Tri-community volunteer fire department, 200 gallons of chemicals and diesel spilled on the interstate after a crash around one o’clock p.m. (https://www.wdef.com/chemical-diesel-spill-close-75-south-hours/)

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. 

Global: June 28 – July 04, 2022 — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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.

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.

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. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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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). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

Global: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

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/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. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022.
  • Update (04.24.22): Apr 26-28, 2022 (esp. the 27th) — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, etc. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up (esp. on 26-27). We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing to down on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement/sale. 
  • Update (04.24.22): April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — The price of oil (incl. plant-based and animal-fat-based) and gas may go up. 
  • Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. Update (05.01.22): During two recent Mars Neptune conjunctions, in Dec/Jan 2016-2017 and Dec 2018, OPEC announced oil production cuts. I see that OPEC+ is set to meet on May 5, 2022 and, according to Reuters, it is expected to “stick to its existing deal and agree another small output increase for June” (https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/opec-likely-agree-another-oil-output-increase-june-sources-say-2022-04-28/). Under Mars Neptune conjunction, an agreement may be hard to reach at this time. There will likely be disagreements or even fights (Mars) about oil-related issues (Neptune), possibly over concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 (Neptune) in China. Additionally, Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) will move 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.).

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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Apr 25 – May 1, 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 2018-2035, 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

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APRIL 2022 — Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces transit will be in effect the entire month (exact on April 12th) — This conjunction is indicative of massive (Jupiter) expansion and a spread of some spiritual/inspirational/delusional (Neptune) belief (Jupiter) among a vast sea/ocean (Neptune) of people. Other “things” ruled by these two planets are also likely to greatly expand and spread across borders, spill over walls, seep through cracks, etc. — with Neptune in its own sign of Pisces (double water) joined by Jupiter (excess, expansion, international connections, long distance communication/transportation), the belief or illusion may be difficult to contain or scale back at this time. These include lawsuits over some contamination, spread of some pollutant (e.g., oil spill or gas leak), overuse of chemicals/fertilizers/drugs/medicines, traffic jams at ports, water pollution, excessively hot water casing problems for fish/marine life, underwater volcano activity, gas bubbling under water, foggy weather causing massive transportation accidents, unclear communication leading to industrial accidents (e.g., wrong chemicals are mixed, wrong dose is administered), confusion in communication leading to panic or false hopes, large crowds gathering to witness a “miracle” (which may be an illusion), etc. At the same time, this may be an opportune time for artists, singers, movie studios, photographers, owners of metaphysical book shops, oil companies, pharmaceutical companies, chemical producers, shipbuilding companies, etc. to maximize the reach, inventory, or popularity of their products/services. Probably, would have been a magnificent time for alchemists back when alchemy was a thing — Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces is beneficial for combining/blending chemicals or substances (Neptune in Pisces) as well a transporting them or legalizing them (Jupiter).

As mentioned in my 2022 Astrology Predictions Key Trends video, this conjunction may coincide with a rise in various belief-based, religious, metaphysical, and art (esp. related to music and visual arts) movements or communities, or some other communities that consist of people inspired by something or united in their beliefs. These may involve in person or on-line communities and come together based on some common shared belief, dream, hope, inspiration. A distinctive feature of such communities may be their massive size (spanning across borders) and being united by some dream/belief/inspiration. For ex., a fan club or cult following of some book, movie, singer, etc., or, a community of worshipers, a massive crowd gathered at a concert or for a prayer (again, it could be in person or on-line), a wave (Neptune) of immigrants (Jupiter) dreaming about a better future (Neptune), and so on. It will be an inspiring and creative time for many, but also a time when many may have to or choose to sacrifice (Neptune) something [material possessions, attachments] to stay true to their beliefs/moral values (Jupiter).

Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy will peak in April and then begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas above (e.g., oil prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, 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.]

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DAILY:

APR 25, 2021 (MON): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). Down prediction is mainly due to the difficult transits to the U.S. chart (see below). 

USA: April 25-26, 2022 — Venus will square Mars and oppose Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect concerns related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, beverages, music, movies, fishing, maritime transportation, navy, etc. We may hear about a loss of value, lower than expected earnings, confusing or incomplete financial reports, lack of clarity about financial stability, misrepresented earnings, etc. If a sale, contract, or project in one of these areas is announced at this time, it is more likely than usual to bring financial disappointments or disillusionment (due to some misguided expectations, excessive costs, unforeseen expenses, etc.). 

USA: April 25-27, 2022 — Mars will square Uranus and the AC/DC axis in the country’s chart. Expect surprising and/or upsetting news related to businesses and projects related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, airlines, social media, e-vehicles, networks, batteries, power plants, electronics, and so on. We may hear about fires, accidents, engine malfunctions, service or power disruptions, arguments, disappointment and disagreements — the events may unfold unexpectedly, faster than anticipated, and involve abrupt onset and endings. With AC/DC being involved, the news may feature a start/ending of a partnership, surprising agreements/sales/contracts, surprising breakup of a partnership, etc. If a contract is being negotiated, there is an increased chance of things going at a rapid pace, followed by an abrupt stop, then taking an unexpected turn (think rollercoaster). Weather-wise, there is an increased risk of damage due to fires, storms, lightening, and tornadoes.

APR 26, 2021 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

Apr 26-28, 2022 — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, beverages, music, movies, fishing, maritime transportation, navy, etc. We may hear about increased costs, prices, and earnings for businesses in these areas. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up, esp. on the 27th when the conjunction is exact. We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement (sale or transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, beverages, movies, navy ships, etc.).   

APR 27, 2021 (WED): Strong influence; market may go up (60%). Likely, a reversal day (possibly from down to up) regardless of the direction. 

April 27-28, 2022 — Moon-Jupiter conjunction in Pisces on Wed, Venus-Neptune conjunction in Pisces on Wed-Thur, and Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn on Wed-Thur. These transits may manifest as intense negotiations and long-term agreements involving large corporations or governments. These contracts or projects will likely involve oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, etc. and/or finance, banking, currencies, rates, payment systems, etc. We may hear about deals involving sales and transportation of goods in one or more Neptune areas (e.g., oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, seafood, movies, etc.) — a successful deal may lead to the price of these goods to drop from a high reached while the deal was still uncertain.

USA: April 27-29, 2022 — Venus will conjunct both Neptune and Jupiter within 2 degrees, while also hovering over the Nadir in the country’s chart (cusp of the 4th house of homeland, farming, real estate). There may be increased news about the real estate, banks’ assets, farm lands, farming, and food production. The focus will likely involve finance, currencies, sugar (Venus); foreign relations, immigration, long distance travel/transportation, fat (Jupiter); as well as gas, oil (incl. plant-based), chemicals, pharma, alcohol, and navy (Neptune). For  ex., we may hear about prominent businesses from these domains entering into international agreements/deals, legal decisions (e.g., import/export fees) affecting the value of the related goods, food and real estate prices going up, etc. With Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune involved, specific types of affected foods may be sugar, oil/fat, and alcohol. 

APR 28, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

APR 29, 2021 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). We may see a stronger than usual move regardless of the direction. The main reason for the down prediction is the expectation that investors will be strongly motivated to take the profits under the influence of Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces (Jupiter = higher, Venus = profits; see below for more detail).

April 28, 2022 — Moon in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn — Some new initiative, campaign, leader, etc. may be in the news because of the aggressive fast-unfolding initiatives or assertive actions. These actions may be at odds with established conventions and hierarchy to which large corporations and/or governments adhere. The events may be slightly upsetting and contribute to the down move. 

April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — This transit may bring focus on international agreements, immigration, long distance travel and shipments (esp. by sea). We may hear about rising costs associated with these areas but also increased profits (e.g., the cost of ship maintenance, fees for maritime transportation, etc.). Venus Jupiter conjunction will likely bring a more positive hopeful mood (e.g., that foreign relations are improving, international travel is easier, maritime transport is moving, etc.). At the same time, there may also be increased focus on the cost of oil and fats (incl. crude oil as well as  plant-based oils and animal-based fats), gas, petroleum products, chemicals, pharma (esp. related to addictive substances, blood sugar, and blood lipids), sugar, beverages (esp. alcoholic), movies, and/or on the cost of transportation of these products. Some laws, international agreements, or legal considerations may raise the value of these products (e.g., a country imposes new transportation fees for transporting goods by sea through its waters). Finally, there may be increased news about rising (Jupiter) prices (Venus) and/or inflation (Jupiter = more, Venus = money). 

APR 30, 2022 (SAT) — NEW MOON in Taurus. Mercury will enter Gemini, the sign it rules and is comfortable in. Venus will conjunct Jupiter in Pisces. There will probably be a detectable mood change in the air — likely, to a more optimistic positive outlook with a desire for more comfort and a tendency to splurge. Many may feel like going out shopping and treating themselves to something nice. With Venus (sugar, money) and Jupiter (fat, expansion) in Pisces (liquids, alcohol), there may be a tendency to over-spend, over-indulge, or over stock on sugary and fatty foods.

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

USA: May 12-16, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about military activities, esp. involving navy, bioweapons, chemical warfare, and/or dealing with misinformation or confusing/unclear communication. This may manifest as difficulties with navigation due to foggy weather or malfunction of some navigation tool, confusing communication leading to an accident, uncertainty about what actions to take, or lack of clarity about some issue. There may also be some upsetting news about sports and athletes, such as an athlete being accused of doping, taking drugs, being deceptive, etc. — this may particularly involve water-related sports. Finally, there may be some upsets or protests related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. For ex., strong rains lead to flooding and water pollution, bad weather disrupts oil or gas deliveries, an oil leak contaminates water, chemicals accidentally catch fire, protests are staged against some oil- or gas-related project, and so on.

Global: May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may possibly be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

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. 

Global: June 28 – July 04, 2022 — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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.

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.

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. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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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). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

Global: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

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/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. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022.
  • Update (04.24.22): Apr 26-28, 2022 (esp. the 27th) — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, etc. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up (esp. on 26-27). We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing to down on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement/sale. 
  • Update (04.24.22): April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — The price of oil (incl. plant-based and animal-fat-based) and gas may go up. 
  • Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. 

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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Apr 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 2018-2035, 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

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APRIL 2022 — Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces transit will be in effect the entire month (exact on April 12th) — This conjunction is indicative of massive (Jupiter) expansion and a spread of some spiritual/inspirational/delusional (Neptune) belief (Jupiter) among a vast sea/ocean (Neptune) of people. Other “things” ruled by these two planets are also likely to greatly expand and spread across borders, spill over walls, seep through cracks, etc. — with Neptune in its own sign of Pisces (double water) joined by Jupiter (excess, expansion, international connections, long distance communication/transportation), the belief or illusion may be difficult to contain or scale back at this time. These include lawsuits over some contamination, spread of some pollutant (e.g., oil spill or gas leak), overuse of chemicals/fertilizers/drugs/medicines, traffic jams at ports, water pollution, excessively hot water casing problems for fish/marine life, underwater volcano activity, gas bubbling under water, foggy weather causing massive transportation accidents, unclear communication leading to industrial accidents (e.g., wrong chemicals are mixed, wrong dose is administered), confusion in communication leading to panic or false hopes, large crowds gathering to witness a “miracle” (which may be an illusion), etc. At the same time, this may be an opportune time for artists, singers, movie studios, photographers, owners of metaphysical book shops, oil companies, pharmaceutical companies, chemical producers, shipbuilding companies, etc. to maximize the reach, inventory, or popularity of their products/services. Probably, would have been a magnificent time for alchemists back when alchemy was a thing — Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces is beneficial for combining/blending chemicals or substances (Neptune in Pisces) as well a transporting them or legalizing them (Jupiter).

As mentioned in my 2022 Astrology Predictions Key Trends video, this conjunction may coincide with a rise in various belief-based, religious, metaphysical, and art (esp. related to music and visual arts) movements or communities, or some other communities that consist of people inspired by something or united in their beliefs. These may involve in person or on-line communities and come together based on some common shared belief, dream, hope, inspiration. A distinctive feature of such communities may be their massive size (spanning across borders) and being united by some dream/belief/inspiration. For ex., a fan club or cult following of some book, movie, singer, etc., or, a community of worshipers, a massive crowd gathered at a concert or for a prayer (again, it could be in person or on-line), a wave (Neptune) of immigrants (Jupiter) dreaming about a better future (Neptune), and so on. It will be an inspiring and creative time for many, but also a time when many may have to or choose to sacrifice (Neptune) something [material possessions, attachments] to stay true to their beliefs/moral values (Jupiter).

Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy will peak in April and then begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas above (e.g., oil prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, 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.]

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DAILY:

APR 18, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus and sextile to Venus in Pisces — Busy news day, with surprising or unexpected announcements related to IT, telecoms, social media, airspace, e-vehicles, high tech, etc. We may hear about new innovative solutions, contracts, products, or solutions. There may also be increased and likely positive news about crypto, currencies, banks, and finance, incl. news about higher than usual trading volume, new platforms, new contracts, new tech solutions (e.g., faster processing), more ways to buy/sell/use crypto, sudden contract endings, and sudden value fluctuations for related  entities (probably up on some hope). Also today — Sun in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn — disagreements among leaders. While some leaders may push for an assertive approach and insist on quickly and openly moving forward (Sun in Aries), others may insist on exerting pressure through manipulation or some unseen but powerful controls (Pluto in Capricorn).

April 17-20, 2022 — Increased possibility of major earthquakes, accidents, attacks, fires or disasters. In the heliocentric chart, Mars and Pluto will conjunct and together they will square Earth/Moon. Additionally, on the 20th, Mercury will oppose the Mars/Pluto conjunction. Coincidentally, a large and very active sunspot has just emerged on the Earth-facing side of the Sun (spaceweather.com). It has already produced an X1-class solar flare and is expected to produce more in the days ahead. With this, Earth may be in the path of one or more CMEs in the next few days. A 2017 study suggests possible relationship between the presence of intense X flares and CMEs and the enhanced seismicity (Hagen, M. and Azevedo, A. (2017)).

USA: April 18-19, 2022 — Mars will trine Venus in the U.S. chart, which is may manifest as news about the increased profits and strong support from partners. Positive news may drive the markets up.

APR 19, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

China: April 19-22, 2022 — Mars will trine Uranus in China’s chart, which may manifest as positive news or faster than usual progress in the areas related to IT, aerospace, e-vehicles, networks, high tech, power generation, social media, telecoms, etc.

APR 20, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

USA: April 19-22, 2022 — Mars will trine Jupiter in the U.S. chart, which is supportive of long distance travel and transportation, immigration, foreign relations, international expansion, etc. This is a favorable time for working with international partners, passing laws that facilitate transportation or immigration, entering into contracts with foreign partners, selling/shipping weapons internationally, sending troops overseas, etc. Projects in these areas will likely proceed faster and smoother than usual; new laws or regulations may be passed with few delays or obstacles. 

APR 21, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

APR 22, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

April 22-24, 2022 — Mercury conjunct North Node (Rahu) in Taurus — Expect important announcements related to communication/transportation, commerce, finance, currencies, banks, rates, contracts, and earnings. We may hear about technological improvements, new approaches to commerce or advertising, or innovative changes in some social media platform or gadget. The changes or new offerings will likely focus on younger consumers, education, gaming, social media, cars, and processing many small transactions faster. With Saturn still squaring Moon Nodes, there may also be news about regulations in the areas above (e.g., of small crypto transactions, small payments/deposits, small currency exchanges, etc.). Finally, Mercury/North Node in square to Saturn may bring about travel delays (esp. by car or air), disruptions for media platforms or payment processors, and/or losses through inflexible communication or being late [to adopt new technologies]. For example, banks or other financial entities that have adopted the latest technologies may report higher earnings, but entities who were slow to implement new technologies may report losses (e.g., because they cannot process digital assets or are losing younger consumers).

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

NEW USA: May 12-16, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about military activities, esp. involving navy, bioweapons, chemical warfare, and/or dealing with misinformation or confusing/unclear communication. This may manifest as difficulties with navigation due to foggy weather or malfunction of some navigation tool, confusing communication leading to an accident, uncertainty about what actions to take, or lack of clarity about some issue. There may also be some upsetting news about sports and athletes, such as an athlete being accused of doping, taking drugs, being deceptive, etc. — this may particularly involve water-related sports. Finally, there may be some upsets or protests related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. For ex., strong rains lead to flooding and water pollution, bad weather disrupts oil or gas deliveries, an oil leak contaminates water, chemicals accidentally catch fire, protests are staged against some oil- or gas-related project, and so on.

NEW Global: May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may possibly be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

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. 

NEW Global: June 28 – July 04, 2022 — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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.

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.

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. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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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). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

Global: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

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/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. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022. 
  • Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. 

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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Apr 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 2018-2035, 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

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APRIL 2022 — Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces transit will be in effect the entire month (exact on April 12th) — This conjunction is indicative of massive (Jupiter) expansion and a spread of some spiritual/inspirational/delusional (Neptune) belief (Jupiter) among a vast sea/ocean (Neptune) of people. Other “things” ruled by these two planets are also likely to greatly expand and spread across borders, spill over walls, seep through cracks, etc. — with Neptune in its own sign of Pisces (double water) joined by Jupiter (excess, expansion, international connections, long distance communication/transportation), the belief or illusion may be difficult to contain or scale back at this time. These include lawsuits over some contamination, spread of some pollutant (e.g., oil spill or gas leak), overuse of chemicals/fertilizers/drugs/medicines, traffic jams at ports, water pollution, excessively hot water casing problems for fish/marine life, underwater volcano activity, gas bubbling under water, foggy weather causing massive transportation accidents, unclear communication leading to industrial accidents (e.g., wrong chemicals are mixed, wrong dose is administered), confusion in communication leading to panic or false hopes, large crowds gathering to witness a “miracle” (which may be an illusion), etc. At the same time, this may be an opportune time for artists, singers, movie studios, photographers, owners of metaphysical book shops, oil companies, pharmaceutical companies, chemical producers, shipbuilding companies, etc. to maximize the reach, inventory, or popularity of their products/services. Probably, would have been a magnificent time for alchemists back when alchemy was a thing — Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces is beneficial for combining/blending chemicals or substances (Neptune in Pisces) as well a transporting them or legalizing them (Jupiter).

As mentioned in my 2022 Astrology Predictions Key Trends video, this conjunction may coincide with a rise in various belief-based, religious, metaphysical, and art (esp. related to music and visual arts) movements or communities, or some other communities that consist of people inspired by something or united in their beliefs. These may involve in person or on-line communities and come together based on some common shared belief, dream, hope, inspiration. A distinctive feature of such communities may be their massive size (spanning across borders) and being united by some dream/belief/inspiration. For ex., a fan club or cult following of some book, movie, singer, etc., or, a community of worshipers, a massive crowd gathered at a concert or for a prayer (again, it could be in person or on-line), a wave (Neptune) of immigrants (Jupiter) dreaming about a better future (Neptune), and so on. It will be an inspiring and creative time for many, but also a time when many may have to or choose to sacrifice (Neptune) something [material possessions, attachments] to stay true to their beliefs/moral values (Jupiter).

Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy will peak in April and then begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas above (e.g., oil prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, 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.]

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DAILY:

APR 11, 2021 (MON): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (55%). Down influence is stronger in the afternoon as transiting Moon approaches an opposition with Saturn. Around 8-9pm New York, NY time both Moon and Saturn will precisely square Moon Nodes forming a grand square — this may manifest as increased news regarding status or health of a senior/older female leader or famous person. Additionally, on Monday afternoon (NYC time) there may be increased news about various shake-ups, earthquakes, government or corporate restructuring, travel delays, and problems for IT, aerospace, high tech, e-vehicles, power plants, networks, power grids, etc. An older leader or an older/outdated system may experience problems, outages, or a breakdown.

China: April 11-12, 2022 — Transiting Sun will square Jupiter in the 12th house of China’s chart; transiting Mercury will square Moon in the 1st house. This may draw unwelcome attention to or criticism of issues related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, pollution, floods, infectious diseases, contamination, deception, etc. Given that Moon in China’s chart rules the 6th house of healthcare, veterinary care, livestock, routine [but minor] equipment maintenance, support for sick/needy, and so on, there may be increased news about the sales, contracts, or shipments related to these areas (e.g., shipment delays affect delivery of some medicine, or, contractual disagreements impact equipment maintenance). 

APR 12, 2021 (TUE): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55%). After potentially more reserved mood on Monday and/or delays, Tuesday may see increased optimism and resumption of activities (e.g., flights that were delayed on Monday resume on Tuesday, suspended service is restored, etc.). 

USA: April 12-13, 2022 — Transiting Venus will square Uranus and Descendent in the U.S. chart. Expect excitement about negotiations and deals involving  IT, aerospace, airlines, high tech, e-vehicles, power plants, social media, electronics, video games, etc. We may hear about a deal being negotiated. The value of related products or companies may go up — the jump in value may be temporary and/or the product/company may be overvalued. With Venus in Pisces and Jupiter/Neptune highly conjunct also in Pisces, something may seem too good to be true or the expectations may be set too high. A company or product in focus may be related to Neptunian areas (Neptune rules Pisces): oil, gas, navy, beverages, movies, music, pharma, chemicals, photo or video equipment, image- or video-sharing, virtual reality, etc. For ex., a new drug is announced or an existing one jumps in price, a chemical company acquires a chemical or pharma company, social media company introduces new virtual reality activity or a gadget, a new virtual or digital payment system is introduced, etc.

APR 13, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

APR 14, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go down (60%). Transiting Moon in Virgo will oppose the conjunction of Jupiter/Neptune in Pisces — this may bring increased focus on oil, gas, navy, beverages, movies, music, pharma, chemicals, floods, deceptive activities, religious movements, etc. The opposition may highlight a problem or draw attention to details that were previously missed. This in turn may result in the drop in value of oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, etc. For ex., a new detailed report raises concerns about the effectiveness of some medicine, news about the spread of infectious disease raises concerns about the price of oil, poor maintenance or sloppy equipment repairs lead to concerns about oil/chemical spill/contamination, etc.

April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

USA: April 14, 2022 — Transiting Moon will pass over Neptune in the U.S. chart — expect increased focus on oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. There may be increased discussions or negotiations in the related areas. At the same time, transiting Sun will square U.S. Mercury and transiting Mercury will square U.S. Moon Nodes — negotiations or communications with partners may become slightly tense or imbalanced with one of the partners being more pushy/dominant or demanding quick assertive action. 

APR 15, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

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

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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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). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

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/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. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022. 

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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Apr 4-10, 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 2018-2035, 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

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APRIL 2022 — Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces transit will be in effect the entire month (exact on April 12th) — This conjunction is indicative of massive (Jupiter) expansion and a spread of some spiritual/inspirational/delusional (Neptune) belief (Jupiter) among a vast sea/ocean (Neptune) of people. Other “things” ruled by these two planets are also likely to greatly expand and spread across borders, spill over walls, seep through cracks, etc. — with Neptune in its own sign of Pisces (double water) joined by Jupiter (excess, expansion, international connections, long distance communication/transportation), the belief or illusion may be difficult to contain or scale back at this time. These include lawsuits over some contamination, spread of some pollutant (e.g., oil spill or gas leak), overuse of chemicals/fertilizers/drugs/medicines, traffic jams at ports, water pollution, excessively hot water casing problems for fish/marine life, underwater volcano activity, gas bubbling under water, foggy weather causing massive transportation accidents, unclear communication leading to industrial accidents (e.g., wrong chemicals are mixed, wrong dose is administered), confusion in communication leading to panic or false hopes, large crowds gathering to witness a “miracle” (which may be an illusion), etc. At the same time, this may be an opportune time for artists, singers, movie studios, photographers, owners of metaphysical book shops, oil companies, pharmaceutical companies, chemical producers, shipbuilding companies, etc. to maximize the reach, inventory, or popularity of their products/services. Probably, would have been a magnificent time for alchemists back when alchemy was a thing — Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces is beneficial for combining/blending chemicals or substances (Neptune in Pisces) as well a transporting them or legalizing them (Jupiter).

As mentioned in my 2022 Astrology Predictions Key Trends video, this conjunction may coincide with a rise in various belief-based, religious, metaphysical, and art (esp. related to music and visual arts) movements or communities, or some other communities that consist of people inspired by something or united in their beliefs. These may involve in person or on-line communities and come together based on some common shared belief, dream, hope, inspiration. A distinctive feature of such communities may be their massive size (spanning across borders) and being united by some dream/belief/inspiration. For ex., a fan club or cult following of some book, movie, singer, etc., or, a community of worshipers, a massive crowd gathered at a concert or for a prayer (again, it could be in person or on-line), a wave (Neptune) of immigrants (Jupiter) dreaming about a better future (Neptune), and so on. It will be an inspiring and creative time for many, but also a time when many may have to or choose to sacrifice (Neptune) something [material possessions, attachments] to stay true to their beliefs/moral values (Jupiter).

Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy will peak in April and then begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas above (e.g., oil prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, 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.]

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DAILY:

APR 04, 2021 (MON): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). Right at the open, Moon will be conjunct North Node in Taurus, precisely squaring the Mars Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. Except important announcements related to currencies, banks, rates, earnings, crypto, etc. (Taurus) and to aerospace, airlines, IT, high tech, electronics, e-vehicles, innovative digital solutions, social media, etc. We may hear about problems, losses, delays, accidents, increased regulations, backlog, disrupted supply chain issues, and so on. Since Mars and Saturn are related to metals and minerals, it is possible that there may be problems related to mining, supply of some metal/mineral, tariffs imposed on some metals/minerals, or issues (e.g., a plane crash) due to worn out /burnt metal parts. As covered in more detail below (see couple paragraphs for April 4-5), there may also be news about turbulent weather or an escalation of some geopolitical crisis (e.g., unexpected leadership changes or attacks on leaders). Additionally or alternatively, we may hear about some losses or limitations (Saturn) related to sports, athletes or weapons (Mars) — there may be some restrictions on obtaining, selling, participation, or use of weapons or sports equipment, problems related to athletes or coaches, regulations affecting athletes or military, accidents involving military leaders/coaches/athletes, etc.

March 28 – April 6, 2022 — First Venus and then Mars will conjunct Saturn in Aquarius — Events or agreements that are first announced or proposed on March 28th may be implemented at that time (around April 1-6). The situation may involve Aquarian areas, such as IT, telecoms, power companies, e-vehicles, social media, tech companies, airlines, aerospace projects, robotics, drones, high tech, electronics, etc. Also, since both Mars and Saturn are related to metals and minerals (esp. steel and iron), related commodities or products may also be involved, incl. coal and anything that is mined or used in large-scale equipment manufacturing, large-scale construction, etc. Initially, under Venus Saturn conjunction on March 28, the discussions/plans may focus on the value, payments, profits, financial aspects and so on. Then, when Mars Saturn conjunction will come into effect in April, it will likely bring the urge for a quick implementation, correction, and decisive action. If no action takes place or the progress is slow, there may be angry disputes over the matter. Saturn favors long-term planning and structured disciplined implementation, so long-term projects announced late March-early April may prove successful long-term IF they are well thought-out, skillfully engineered, and precisely implemented with focus on safety/stability. If these Saturnian “conditions” are not met, the assertive/aggressive Mars energy may undermine the efforts and manifest as accidents, protests, or other disasters (e.g., as a mining accident, strike, breakdown in negotiations, losses due to safety violations or hurried implementation, outdated infrastructure, etc.). 

April 4-5, 2022 — Mars and Saturn will precisely square Moon Nodes (major shakeup, quake, loss of structural integrity, plane crash, financial loss due to restructuring or layoffs, etc.) & Neptune will closely conjunct Jupiter in Pisces (major floods, oil/chemical/gas leaks, contamination, problems with pharma or drugs due to some excess or laws, problems for religion or places of worship due to some excess or laws, too many ships, excessive precipitation, etc.). With Mars and Saturn squaring Moon Nodes from Aquarius, the shakeup or problem may involve a social media company, an airline, an airspace project, an IT company, an electric car company, etc. There may be news of an accident involving an old part overheating, an object moving at an excessive speed coming to an abrupt stop, a tornado, bad storm, electric storm, lightening strike, sudden loss of power, etc.). The situation may affect large numbers of people, receive widespread news coverage, and result in significant financial losses. Most likely: large quake, plane crash, and/or large financial losses by a social media company or an airline. (See examples of past events that unfolded under Saturn Square Moon Nodes transit in a my blog post Astrology predicts catastrophic events in April 2022: Disaster, earthquake, crash or accident on Aril 4-5?)

There is also an increased risk of a major oil spill, chemical attack, major weather event involving excessive precipitation, a large earthquake (with tsunami or floods), or a large-scale industrial accident. As mentioned in the OIL predictions section, around this time (Apr 4 +- few weeks), expect major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut (after a peak around April 12th). These events may be related (e.g., bad weather affects oil production/transportation and consequently oil prices, or, oil tanker suffers an accident in bad weather and spills large quantities of oil) or they may be independent. 

USA: April 4, 2022 — Transiting Sun will square Saturn in US chart where it rules 2nd house of banks, currency and profits. This may highlight these areas in the news. With the Sun passing through the 4th house (real estate, farming, homeland), the focus may be on the effects of rising rates on real estate prices, farmers’ profits, banks’ assets, and so on.  

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)

APR 05, 2021 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). If there is a big drop on Monday, today the market may bounce back slightly, but the transits are still stressful overall. The mood may be more cautious in the morning, but improve around 3pm New York, NY time when Venus enters Pisces.

USA: April 5, 2022 — In the afternoon, transiting Moon will cross over the Descendant bringing partnerships, negotiations, and trade issues into focus. If some agreement or contract is expected to be signed (esp. related to IT, airlines, electronic gadgets, e-vehicles, etc.), it will probably take place later in the day after 3pm).

APR 06, 2021 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

USA: April 6, 2022 — In the late afternoon, transiting Moon will conjunct U.S. Mars and square Neptune — Focus on military activities or sports; fighting or disagreements about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, movies, etc.; increased news about fires, attacks, floods or deceptive activities.

APR 07, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

April 7-8, 2022 — Mars will be separating from its stressful conjunction with Saturn while Jupiter and Neptune will be inching toward the exact conjunction on the 12th. Together, these transits may shift the focus to more hopeful and optimistic news, which in turn may bring the market up. In particular, Jupiter and Neptune conjunction may bring news about peaceful resolution of conflicts, abundant flow of oil/gas (but also increased precipitation, deception, drugs, infectious diseases, etc.), or some inspiring events that restore people’s faith (e.g., someone’s sacrifice to help others).

USA: April 7-8, 2022 — Transiting Venus will trine U.S. Venus — We may hear positive news about increased profits or encouraging negotiations (esp. related to oil gas, pharma, navy, beverages, chemicals, maritime transportation, etc.).

APR 08, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

USA: April 8, 2022 — Transiting Moon will conjunct U.S. Sun — Increased focus on leaders and the country’s leadership status on the world arena. With other supportive transits (e.g., transiting Venus trine to U.S. Venus and transiting Uranus sextile to U.S. Sun), the news will likely be positive and optimistic.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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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). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

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. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022. 

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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Mar 28 – Apr 03, 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 2018-2035, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (updated – added predictions for Saturn square Moon Nodes influence, March-August 2022). 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

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DAILY:

MAR 28, 2021 (MON): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). On Monday, the 28th, Moon, Venus, and Saturn will conjunct in Aquarius. Together they will square Moon Nodes in Taurus and Scorpio (finance, earnings, rates, debt). This may bring concerns about the cash availability, financial restrictions, and/or some delays involving financial data processing (e.g., payments are delayed because additional verification is required before funds can be released). Venus conjunct Saturn favors long term investments and assets perceived to be stable and tangible (gold up?). We may also hear about lower than expected earnings for IT, telecoms, power companies, e-vehicles, social media, tech companies, etc. Additionally, on March 28th, there will be tense transits to the China’s chart indicative of difficult negotiations, upsets, accidents or fighting. Combined, these astro influences indicate a greater than usual possibility of a large market drop. 

March 28 – April 6, 2022 — By early April 2022, Mars will reach Saturn replacing Venus in the conjunction — Events or agreements that are first announced or proposed on March 28th may be implemented at that time (around April 1-6). The situation may involve Aquarian areas, incl. IT, telecoms, power companies, e-vehicles, social media, tech companies, airlines, aerospace projects, robotics, drones, high tech, electronics, etc. Also, since both Mars and Saturn are related to metals and minerals (esp. steel and iron), related commodities or products may also be involved, incl. coal and anything that is mined or used in large-scale equipment manufacturing, large-scale construction, etc. Initially, under Venus Saturn conjunction on March 28, the discussions/plans may focus on the value, payments, profits, financial aspects and so on. Then, when Mars Saturn conjunction will come into effect in April, it will likely bring the urge for a quick implementation, correction, and decisive action. If no action takes place or the progress is slow, there may be angry disputes over the matter. Saturn favors long-term planning and structured disciplined implementation, so long-term projects announced late March-early April may prove successful long-term IF they are well thought-out, skillfully engineered, and precisely implemented with focus on safety/stability. If these Saturnian “conditions” are not met, the assertive/aggressive Mars energy may undermine the efforts and manifest as accidents, protests, or other disasters (e.g., as a mining accident, strike, breakdown in negotiations, losses due to safety violations or hurried implementation, outdated infrastructure, etc.). 

USA: Mar 28-29, 2022 — Transiting Mercury will square U.S. Venus and Jupiter. Expect increased focus on trade deals and optimism about negotiations involving international partners and long-distance transportation. The negotiations may not go quite smoothly and involve some miscommunication or miscalculation (square aspect), but may reach agreements never-the-less. 

China: Mar 24-31, 2022 — Mars in Aquarius will oppose China’s Mars and Pluto in Leo in the 7th house. Expect problems or conflicts with partners, tense negotiations, accidents, disagreements, and difficult negotiations (which may escalate or have an aggressive tone). Accidents or industrial disasters may involve explosions, rock bursts, mine collapses, arguments leading to a loss of control (e.g., of a vehicle or crowd), fires, excessive heat or excessive speed. On March 28-29, when transiting Mars – China’s Pluto opposition will be precise, there may be increased news about weapons deals, nuclear power or weapons, recycling, mining, underground storage, things that are buried, things at the end of their lifespan/dying, as well as secretive or manipulative activities. With transiting Mars moving through the 1st house, China may feel assertive about achieving its own goals and future plans. With the 1st house in Aquarius, the plans may be related to aerospace, electricity, high tech, IT, telecoms, as well as participation in large multi-national organizations. The opposition to the 7th house of partners and contracts may bring disruptions or even anger over what may be perceived as risky actions by partners or a contract breach. With the 7th house in Leo, partners or parties with whom the negotiations may be held at this time may be seen as powerful but selfish or bombastic.

MAR 29, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

USA: Mar 29, 2022 — With Moon trining Venus and Jupiter and Mercury squaring Jupiter in the U.S. chart, we may see a rebound in the markets due to the more hopeful mood about the earnings and optimism about international deals or negotiations.

MAR 30, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). Moon will conjunct Jupiter and then Neptune in Pisces — Expect increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, beverages, religion, foreign relations, long distance transportation, maritime transportation, etc. The tone of the news will likely be hopeful (e.g., that the necessary medicine is readily available or was approved for production, the shipment of some chemical is under way, the oil/gas/water is flowing unimpeded, etc. ) and/or we may hear about an increase in the value of the related commodities, services, and products. As Jupiter Neptune conjunction (exact on April 12th 2022) gets closer and closer, focus on these areas will continue to intensify. This week into late April, we may hear about large scale deals in these areas (e.g., a merger of chemical or pharma giants, merger or deals involving music or movie companies, agreements involving naval assistance or liquid gas transportation, etc.). Jupiter will likely contribute to these agreements reaching a truly massive scale and involving multiple international players. Since Jupiter tends to overestimate things, the scale of the agreements/deals may not be sustainable long term and will likely be readjusted later on.

MAR 31, 2021 (TH): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (55%). New Moon. Greater than usual market move is likely, regardless of the direction. With Sun, Moon, and Mercury on Aries, there may be increased focus on sports (esp. racing, fighting, and fast moving or risky activities), military activities, quickly-unfolding negotiations, movements/transportation or relocation of troops/athletes/staff. Aries emphasizes the beginnings, [military or sports or macho] leadership, fast action, bravery, competitive attitude, and going “full speed ahead.”  

Mar 31, 2022 — New Moon with Saturn square Moon Nodes and Jupiter within 2 degrees from Neptune. Developments under this new Moon will give a good idea of things to come in the early April, esp. around April 4-5 (see more in the Glance Ahead section and in a separate blog post, Astrology predicts catastrophic events in April 2022: Disaster, earthquake, crash or accident on Aril 4-5?), when Mars+Saturn will precisely square Moon Nodes (major shakeup, quake, loss of structural integrity, plane crash, financial loss due to restructuring or layoffs, etc.) & Neptune will closely conjunct Jupiter in Pisces (major floods, oil/chemical/gas leaks, contamination, problems with pharma or drugs due to some excess or laws, problems for religion or places of worship due to some excess or laws, too many ships, excessive precipitation, etc.). With Mars and Saturn squaring Moon Nodes from Aquarius, the shakeup or problem may involve a social media company, an airline, an airspace project, an IT company, an electric car company, etc. There may be news of an accident involving an old part overheating, an object moving at an excessive speed coming to an abrupt stop, a tornado, bad storm, electric storm, lightening strike, sudden loss of power, etc.). The situation may affect large numbers of people, receive widespread news coverage, and result in significant financial losses. Most likely: large quake, plane crash, and/or large financial losses by a social media company or an airline.

USA: Apr 01, 2022 — Moon will square Venus and Jupiter in the U.S. chart, which may bring focus on profits/expenses and foreign relations/trade. With Moon transiting through the 4th house of banks’ assets, real estate, farming, homeland, savings, etc., the news may highlight related issues with focus on safety and security (e.g., of food supplies or banks’ assets). 

APR 01, 2021 (FR): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

USA: Apr 01, 2022 — Moon will square Saturn, ruler of the 2nd house of finance, banks, profits, etc. Expect minor concerns about the earnings, rates, bank stability, currency value, etc.

USA: Apr 1-2, 2022 — Venus will conjunct Moon in the U.S. chart, in the 3rd house of commerce, ruler of the 8th house of debt, loans, etc. Expect increased focus on trade agreements (esp. related to food or homeland security), currency value, rates, debt, and the value of gold and silver (up?).

China: Apr 01, 2022 — Moon will conjunct North Node in the 2nd house of finance, banks, profits, etc. Expect announcements related to financial policies, monetary strategy, decisions affecting currency value, rates, etc. Since Moon will also oppose Mercury and Neptune in the 8th (rates, loans, debt, financial manipulations), the announcements or deals may bring some confusion, or their terms may be unclear at this time. Since Neptune also rules things like oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, beverages, and so on, the deals may also involve these areas. 

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

Global: Apr 4, 2022 (+- few days) —  Possible major oil spill, chemical attack, major weather event involving excessive precipitation, a large earthquake (with tsunami or floods), or a large-scale industrial accident. As mentioned in the OIL predictions above, around this time (+- few weeks), expect major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. These events may be related (e.g., bad weather affects oil production/transportation and consequently oil prices, or, oil tanker suffers an accident in bad weather and spills large quantities of oil) or they may be independent. 

Update (02.06.22): As mentioned in my 2022 Astrology Predictions Key Trends video, around this time, expect a rise in various belief-based, religious, metaphysical, and art (esp. related to music and visual arts) movements or communities, or some other communities that consist of people inspired by something or united in their beliefs. These may involve in person or on-line communities and come together based on some common shared belief, dream, hope, inspiration. A distinctive feature of such communities may be their massive size (spanning across borders) and being united by some dream/belief/inspiration. For ex., a fan club or cult following of some book, movie, singer, etc., or, a community of worshipers, a massive crowd gathered at a concert or for a prayer (again, it could be in person or on-line), and so on. At this time, Jupiter will be closely conjuncting Neptune in Pisces — this conjunction is indicative of massive (Jupiter) expansion and a spread of some spiritual/inspirational/delusional (Neptune) belief (Jupiter) among a vast sea/ocean (Neptune) of people. Other “things” ruled by these two planets are also likely to greatly expand and spread across borders, spill over walls, seep through cracks, etc. — with Neptune in its own sign of Pisces (double water) joined by Jupiter (excess, expansion, international connections, long distance communication/transportation), the belief or illusion may be difficult to contain or scale back at this time. These include lawsuits over some contamination, spread of some pollutant (e.g., oil spill or gas leak), overuse of chemicals/fertilizers/drugs/medicines, traffic jams at ports, water pollution, excessively hot water casing problems for fish/marine life, underwater volcano activity, gas bubbling under water, foggy weather causing massive transportation accidents, unclear communication leading to industrial accidents (e.g., wrong chemicals are mixed, wrong dose is administered), confusion in communication leading to panic or false hopes, large crowds gathering to witness a “miracle” (which may be an illusion), etc. At the same time, this may be an opportune time for artists, singers, movie studios, photographers, owners of metaphysical book shops, oil companies, pharmaceutical companies, chemical producers, shipbuilding companies, etc. to maximize the reach, inventory, or popularity of their products/services. This influence will peak in April and will begin to subside in May as Jupiter-Neptune conjunction begins to weaken, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas above (e.g., oil prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own.

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)

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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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). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

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: Apr 2021 to Mar 2022, particularly Apr-Sep, 2021 and Feb-Mar, 2022 (and within these dates, esp. late Apr to early May, 2021; Aug 20-23, 2021;and late Feb – early Mar, 2022) — Increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water (e.g., excessive precipitation, hurricanes, water erosion, or contamination), beverages, religion, and drugs. There may be significant developments in the US oil industry as well as large scale engineering initiatives that involve locations near or under water (e.g., undersea cables). At this time, initiatives in the areas above (e.g., oil and pharma) may not go quite as planned due to some confusion, deceptive practices, bad weather, or unclear status. These confusing or unclear situations may be related to healthcare, accounting/bookkeeping, and governmental services such as mail delivery, police, teachers, etc. — for ex., a pharmaceutical company reports an accounting error, or, an unclear healthcare policy affects a price of some medicine. General themes will probably be (A) dissatisfaction with some entities that are not performing as well due to some confusion, lack of clear communication, uncertain status, deceptive practices, pollution, poisoning, etc.; and (B) concerns about damages due to the excessively wet weather, floods, and hurricanes. 

At the same time, there may be increased concerns (similarly due to confusion, uncertainty, bad weather, or lack of transparency) about banks’ assets, loans/mortgages, real estate, savings, food security, housing security, safety of physical structures/buildings, and safety of vulnerable groups (esp. elderly and women/children). For ex., a severe flood [possibly on the Mississippi river] creates problems with food supply; a hurricane damages many buildings; a lack of clarity about some financial policies leads to concerns about the real estate market; or, concerns about a bank’s assets lead to concerns regarding its stability. 

Lastly, there may be increased news about theft and security breaches in the domains above (e.g., oil/gas, pharma, navy, beverages, and banks) — for ex., a bank or pharmacy chain is hacked but the reported details are vague or it is difficult to trace who did what/when).

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. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022. 

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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