August 15-21, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions 

LONG-TERM:

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

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

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

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DAILY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK (Updated): 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

2025

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

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

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August 8-14, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

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

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

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

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DAILY:

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

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

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

AUG 09, 2022 (TUE): n/a

AUG 10, 2022 (WED): n/a

AUG 11, 2022 (TH): n/a 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

2025

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

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

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August 1-7, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

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

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DAILY:

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

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

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

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

AUG 02, 2022 (TUE): n/a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

2025

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LONG-TERM:

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

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

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

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JULY 2022 — Key Transits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DAILY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

2025

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

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

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July 18-24, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

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

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

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

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JULY 2022 — Key Transits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DAILY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

2025

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

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

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July 11-17, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

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

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

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

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JULY 2022 — Key Transits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DAILY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

2025

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

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

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

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

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JULY 2022 — Key Transits

⭐️Jupiter in Aries — May 11, 2022 – May 17, 2023 — Expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface. (Updated 07.04.22):

  • June 28, 2022 — Extreme heatwave breaks Tokyo City record of nearly 150 years (Reuters)

⭐️Mars in Aries — May 24 – July 5, 2022 — Further emphasis on drought, fires, accidents, and dangerous escalations. Aries is associated with heat, fires, explosions, weapons, military, sports, fast action, high speed, engines, sharp objects, taking risks, accidents, competitiveness, macho behavior, fighting, attacks, leadership, bravery, etc. Mars rules Aries and will be in a strong position, so the qualities of Mars and Aries are likely to manifest strongly at this time. There may be increased news about the related events (e.g., military campaigns, heat, fires, sporting events, accidents, explosions, etc.) throughout this period and especially when Mars forms aspects with slower moving planets. 

Specifically, on May 24-29, Mars conjuncts Jupiter and on June 27 – July 5 — Mars squares Pluto in Capricorn. Expect news about drought, fires, explosions, protests, accidents and attacks (esp. on leaders or prominent persons) during Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries transit, and, news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for older/inflexible leaders during Mars square Pluto transit. (Updated 05.30.22 & 07.04.22): Tragically, there was a school shooting in TX on May 24, 2022 in the U.S. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robb_Elementary_School_shooting) and on July 3 and 4, 2022, there were two mass shootings in Denmark and the U.S. (Copenhagen mall shooting and Highland Park IL Fourth of July parade).😭😭😭

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DAILY:

JUL 4, 2022 (MON): Holiday; U.S. markets closed.

June 27 – July 05, 2022 — Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn (orb +- 3 degrees). 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, mines) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, tunnels, coal, minerals, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height, changing of the top leadership, mine or tunnel collapse, fight in or because of underground location, fight over coal/minerals, etc. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a mine collapses, a prison riot breaks out, 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. (Updated 07.04.22): Unfortunately, several tragic events occurred under this Mars Pluto square transit

USA: June 27 – July 05, 2022 — Mars will square U.S. Pluto while the U.S. is experiencing  an ongoing Pluto return (Pluto going over its place in the natal chart of the country). In the U.S. chart, Pluto sits in the 2nd house of banks, finance, currency, earnings, real estate, etc. Expect large market moves and a reversal around June 28-30 (+- few days), possibly up on the 28-29th and down on the 30th. A drop may be triggered by concerns about the U.S. earnings, banks, rates, currency, and so on — like a shakeup in leadership, an upsetting change involving financial policies, an aggressive move to deal with debt, a risky move to improve earnings, an aggressive/upsetting financial policy that affects real estate (probably negatively), etc. 

JUL 5 2022 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Moon opposition Neptune in the morning — In the first half of the day, expect increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, navy, floods, maritime transportation, etc. The news may be mildly distressing or anxiety-inducing, mainly because of the lack of details, confusing or conflicting info, or some uncertainty. The mood may improve by the afternoon (and market may reverse to up). More generally, reports or announcements that come out at this time may be missing sufficient clarity or some detail may be omitted, triggering confusion or unnecessary concerns.

USA: July 5, 2022 — Moon-Neptune opposition (Virgo-Pisces, respectively) will align with the country’s MC/IC axis — This may bring increased focus on leadership, status in the world arena, and large-scale initiatives involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, navy, etc. For ex., we may hear about leaders of businesses related to oil, gas, pharma, etc. making important announcements, however, these announcements may result in confusion as some critical details may be left out.

JUL 6, 2022 (WED): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Moon-Jupiter opposition (Libra-Aries, respectively) — Increased news (probably optimistic) about international negotiations, foreign agreements/contracts, immigration, and long distance transportation. Also, increased focus on some legal announcement or decision — it may be seen as too risky, premature, aggressive, selfish, or inconsiderate (e.g., a country passes a law that upsets its partners).

USA: July 6, 2022 — Mercury conjunct U.S. Venus — Focus on earnings (esp. from retail sales), workforce, healthcare, and services for the needy. The news may be slightly positive (e.g., sales have increased, jobs were added, or more services have been provided) or they may simply reflect increased activity in these areas (e.g., several reports come out). Sun square U.S. Saturn — some situation related to finance or earnings is clarified or highlighted; earnings (or projection) may be lower than expected and/or there may be concerns about delays or slow-downs (due to some restrictions or regulations).  

JUL 7, 2022 (TH): Medium influence; market may go down (60%). Increased focus on long-term investments, concerns about rates or about governmental policies/restrictions that may affect investments. 

USA: July 7-8, 2022 — Mercury conjunct U.S. Jupiter — Focus on foreign relations, international commerce, immigration, legal decisions, and future goals/planning. We may hear announcements about related projects, such as those involving international agreements or cross-border movement or people and goods.

JUL 8, 2022 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

SAT (JUL 9) — Moon will conjunct South Node and oppose Uranus/North Node (already in a loose conjunction 2-3 degrees apart) — This may bring a first glimpse of event(s) that may unfold more strongly later in the month when Mars joins Uranus and North Node. For ex., at this time rumors may first emerge about a financial entity’s problems or about financial policy that is in-the-works, or, an area experiences a brief power outage, or, an airline experiences minor problem with equipment, etc. Areas or entities affected at this time may be the same ones that will experience more wide-spread effects or an escalation later in July or in early August (e.g., a more prolonged power outage). For weather-related events, there may be pre-shocks in the areas that may see stronger earthquakes later on, or, winds may slowly begin to develop into a larger storm.

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

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

2025

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

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

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June 27 – July 3, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

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

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

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

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JUNE 2022 — Key Transits

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

⭐️Mars in Aries — May 24 – July 5, 2022 — Further emphasis on drought, fires, accidents, and dangerous escalations. Aries is associated with heat, fires, explosions, weapons, military, sports, fast action, high speed, engines, sharp objects, taking risks, accidents, competitiveness, macho behavior, fighting, attacks, leadership, bravery, etc. Mars rules Aries and will be in a strong position, so the qualities of Mars and Aries are likely to manifest strongly at this time. There may be increased news about the related events (e.g., military campaigns, heat, fires, sporting events, accidents, explosions, etc.) throughout this period and especially when Mars forms aspects with slower moving planets. Specifically, on May 24-29, Mars will conjunct Jupiter and on June 28 – July 4, Mars will square Pluto in Capricorn. 

⭐️Mercury in Taurus turns direct on June 3, however, it will continue to square to Saturn in Aquarius through about June 8 — delays in travel/shipments/negotiations that originated while Mercury was retrograde (May 10-June 2) will be clearing up but slowly. Once Mercury enters Gemini (the sign it rules) on June 13, 2022, expect negotiations, travel, sales, etc. to significantly pick up speed, esp. in areas related to IT, social media, retail sales, communication/transportation, and high tech. 

⭐️ Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus — June 10-12, 2022 — Expect exiting or surprising news related to crypto, aerospace, e-vehicles, fintech, IT, electricity, networks, social media, cloud services providers, etc. The value of related businesses or products may go up and profits from these areas may increase. There may also be unexpected value fluctuations in some currency (esp. crypto and EUR-USD).

⭐️ Mars will square Pluto — June 28 – July 4, 2022 — Increased news about large earthquakes, accidents, disasters, attacks, protests, etc. There may also be increased tensions or push for reforms (Pluto) related to police, military, weapons, or sports (Mars). (See “Glance Ahead” section for more.) 

⭐️New Moon in Cancer on June 28 — The New Moon (Sun and Moon conjunction) will be squared by Jupiter in Aries indicating news about laws, regulations, or international deals related to mothers/children, food, safety, security, home[land], real estate, farming, etc. We may hear about legal announcements or international deals that involve areas above (e.g., a ruling that aims to secure food supply, a rule that aims to protects mothers/children, an international agreement about transporting food, a policy that affects real estate prices, etc.). With Jupiter being in Aries, the law/policy/international deal may be seen as too aggressive, too ambitious, or reached too hastily. The square between Jupiter and Sun/Moon indicates that there may be an extra emotional response to the ruling/contract, or, the ruling/contract may be made in response to an emotional plea [for food, safety, protection, etc.]. 

Additionally, Neptune turns retrograde on June 28 bringing focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, beverages (incl. baby formula), pollution, contamination, navy, seafood, fishing, swimming, etc. — some situation may reverse or production is put on hold to ensure safety (e.g., a pharmaceutical trial is halted because of safety concerns, manufacturing of some beverage is halted, an ingredient in the recipe is substituted, a chemical formula is altered to use more environmentally-friendly component, a toxic chemical is banned from household products, a beverage is recalled, a navy contract is put on hold, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about the value of gold and silver — possibly related to some regulations or international decisions (e.g., whether something is legally allowed or can be transported). 

The New Moon on the 28th has several planets aspecting natal charts of Taiwan and Turkey.  

  • For Taiwan, the New Moon will conjunct its Sun and oppose the Midheaven. Around 6/28 (+- few days), we may hear about important announcements related to international relations, status on the world arena, leadership, homeland, food, security, etc. At this time, transits look fairly supportive of improved foreign relations. At the same time, there may be increased focus for Taiwan related to water, navy, oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, deceptive activities, secrets, etc. — something may be happening behind the scenes, in the water, etc. (e.g., if there is a large earthquake at this time, a tsunami may affect the island). 
  • For Turkey, the New Moon will conjunct its Ascendant and square its Mars. At the same time, Jupiter will oppose Turkey’s Mars and Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). Around 6/28 (+- few days), we may hear about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

It is not clear to me how Taiwan and Turkey may be related (if at all), however, both countries also have stressful transits to their charts coming up from late Jul to mid Nov 2022. Events that take place around the 28th of June may give an insight of the things to unfold in the upcoming months (e.g., a pre-shock of an earthquake, an accident that causes a larger problem later on, first signs of bank-related problems, beginning of some financial reforms, etc.).

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DAILY:

JUN 27, 2022 (MON): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Down influence is stronger in the afternoon.

June 27 – July 05, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn (orb +- 3 degrees). 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, mines) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, tunnels, coal, minerals, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height, changing of the top leadership, mine or tunnel collapse, fight in or because of underground location, fight over coal/minerals, etc. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a mine collapses, a prison riot breaks out, 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.

Note: As of the time of this writing on 6-26-22, there already was a major accident in Colombia, where a stadium collapsed during bullfight killing several people and injuring hundreds. The transit will be exact on 7-1-22. The energy typically is felt the strongest in the days preceding the exact aspect, but may still trigger events as the planets slowly move out of the position.

The transit will likely be felt the most intensely on June 28 (New Moon in Cancer) and on June 30 when Mars, Pluto, and Moon will form  a t-square. The planetary alignments at this time are indicative of a mining accident, a fiery explosion [that causes structural damage], anti-governmental protest, an established corporation announcing leadership change or restructuring, plane crash, notable accident, large earthquake or some other major disaster. 

USA: June 27 – July 05, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — Mars will square U.S. Pluto while the U.S. is experiencing  an ongoing Pluto return (Pluto going over its place in the natal chart of the country). In the U.S. chart, Pluto sits in the 2nd house of banks, finance, currency, earnings, real estate, etc. Expect large market moves and a reversal around June 28-30 (+- few days), possibly up on the 28-29th and down on the 30th. A drop may be triggered by concerns about the U.S. earnings, banks, rates, currency, and so on — like a shakeup in leadership, an upsetting change involving financial policies, an aggressive move to deal with debt, a risky move to improve earnings, an aggressive/upsetting financial policy that affects real estate (probably negatively), etc. 

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

JUN 28 2022 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go up (55%). 

New Moon in Cancer on June 28 — A sensitive and emotional New Moon. Increased news related to security, food, farming, safety, home, family, roots, origin, traditions, banks, real estate, etc. Some people may feel heightened emotions and make investment decisions out of feeling nostalgic, emotional, fearful, etc. With Sun and Moon conjunction in Cancer, there may also be increased focus on the value of gold (Sun) and silver (Moon) for the next 2 weeks with some follow up news coming up at the time of the Full Moon on July 13. With Mars squaring Pluto at this time, there is an increased possibility of some shake-up (e.g., leadership changes, corporate restructuring announcement, or concerns about some banks’ assets) that may rattle investors’ emotions and push them toward “safe” investments while minimizing exposure to “risky” assets. (See “JUNE 2022 — Key Transits” above for more details.) In the chart of the U.S., the New Moon falls on Jupiter (while transiting Jupiter squares its natal Jupiter) — for the next two weeks, expect increased focus on issues realted to laws, judges, foreign relations, long distance shipments/travel, immigration, oils/fats, and higher education. There may be disagreements (square) about various Jupiterian issues, including moral values; foreign deals; or initiatives involving higher education, fats, oils, and international travel.

June 28-29, 2022 — Sun square Jupiter; Venus sextile Jupiter; Mars square Pluto. With Sun in Cancer (emotions, parents, food, safety, banks, real estate, farming) squaring Jupiter in Aries (assertive/aggressive initiatives, fights over fat/oil, fast expansion, legal changes, foreign agreements [esp. about military], international sports), there may be a sense of some initiatives moving too fast and undermining the sense of safety/security. For example, some aggressive financial policy may be seen as undermining security of banks’ assets, or, some decision related to farming may be seen as undermining the safety of the food supply. Alternatively, the focus may be on taking risks, feeling optimistic about some risky gamble, and moving full speed ahead despite the fear of rattling what is seen as a safe and secure status quo. Either way, Mars square Pluto will likely add heat to any discussions and there may be protests no matter which decisions are announced. 

JUN 29, 2022 (WED): Strong influence; market may go up (55%). 

JUN 30, 2022 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). Likely, a reversal day regardless of the direction (probably from up to down). A t-square between Moon, Mars, and Pluto (Cancer, Aries, and Capricorn, respectively) today may escalate tense negotiations or trigger more aggressive responses than usual. Mars is strong in Aries and Moon is strong in Cancer; square between the two may coincide with clashes between entities that represent the energy of Mars (military, police, weapons, sports, aggression) and entities that represent the energy of Moon (safety, family, food, savings). Pluto forming hard aspects to Moon and Mars at the same time indicates that the issues that arise at this time need to be resolved at a deeper level and through some meaningful transformation (death/rebirth). Pluto in Capricorn is symbolic of powerful governmental and corporate entities — it is possible that some solutions may be offered through governmental regulations (esp. involving taxes, rates, or insurance), governmental reforms, corporate policy changes, corporate restructuring, etc. Pluto in Capricorn is also symbolic of mining, coal, minerals, and underground locations — thus, solutions may also be offered through related initiatives (e.g., concerns about the safety of a mine or an underground tunnel are addressed by shutting it down for a complete overhaul). 

JUL 01, 2022 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). Down influence is stronger in the afternoon.

JUL 2 (SAT) — Mercury square Neptune (exact around 5pm ET on  Sat; at the same time, Moon will square the Nodes and oppose Saturn) — This transit may bring confusion or problems involving oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, drugs, pollution, beverages, navy, seafood, etc. On Saturday (esp. in the afternoon), there is a greater than usual chance of transportation delays or accidents due to navigation errors, fog, excessive precipitation, water pollution, soil erosion, or problems with ships. Basically, avoid driving in the rain on Saturday afternoon. 😊

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015 (Uranus conjunct Ketu in Aries) – 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

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

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

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

USA: May 18, 2022 – June 28, 2022 — Mars transit through the 4th house — This transit may increase the urgency of dealing with some domestic issue(s) and expedite resolutions needed to address some pressing, dangerous or heated situations (e.g., drought, fires, weapons-related issues, etc.). At the same time, it may trigger upsets or disagreements about these matters. Mars will likely bring emphasis on heat, drought, fires, accidents, attacks, or excessive risk-taking in the matters associated with the 4th house (farming, food production, land, homeland, real estate, banks’s assets, home, mothers and children). Since June 28 will also be a New Moon in Cancer (sign associated with food, home, and motherhood), activities that speed up, escalate, or heat up as Mars passes through the 4th house (e.g., urgently addressing baby formal crisis), may culminate in some events, initiatives or projects related to mother/baby, farming, real estate, savings, banks’ assets, etc. by the end of June. Expect announcements of some new beginnings, new priorities, new solutions, and so on. Alternatively, the transit of Mars through the 4th house stirs up upsetting events that anger people and by June 28th some pivot is made to address these through new projects/initiatives. Either way, some new solutions or perspectives can be expected by June 28th. 

On June 28, there will also be two other important celestial events, which support the expectation of important initiatives or projects being announced at that time:

1) Neptune turns Rx (retrograde) on June 28, 2022 — Focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, beverages (incl. baby formula), pollution, contamination, navy, seafood, fishing, swimming, etc. — some situation reverses (stop or start of a project), is put on hold until further investigation, temporarily delayed, suspended (e.g., manufacturing of some beverage is halted, oil- or navy-related projects are announced, a ship is stuck, beach is closed due to water contamination, permission to use certain ingredient is withdrawn, chemical components in some formula are replaced or substituted, etc.).

2) Mars will square Pluto (within 3 degrees; exact on July 2) — This indicates that new initiatives announced around the New Moon may be a result of some tensions culminating to the point where things become pressing and have to be addressed. The resolution may not be to everyone’s liking (Mars square Pluto = tensions, protests), but at least a solution is identified or a decision is made.

Global: May 24 – July 5, 2022 — Mars in Aries. Aries is associated with heat, fires, explosions, weapons, military, sports, fast action, high speed, engines, sharp objects, taking risks, accidents, competitiveness, macho behavior, fighting, attacks, leadership, bravery, etc. Mars rules Aries and will be in a strong position, so the qualities of Mars and Aries are likely to manifest strongly at this time. There may be increased news about the related events (e.g., military campaigns, heat, fires, sporting events, accidents, explosions, etc.) throughout this period and especially when Mars forms aspects with slower moving planets. 

Specifically, on May 24-29, Mars will conjunct Jupiter and on June 28 – July 4 — Mars will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect news about drought, fires, explosions, protests, accidents and attacks (esp. on leaders or prominent persons) during Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries transit, and, news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for older/inflexible leaders during Mars square Pluto transit.  (Update 05.30.22): Tragically, in the U.S., there was a school shooting in TX on May 24, 2022 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robb_Elementary_School_shooting).😭

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

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

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

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June 20-26, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions 

LONG-TERM:

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

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

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

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JUNE 2022 — Key Transits

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

⭐️Mars in Aries — May 24 – July 5, 2022 — Further emphasis on drought, fires, accidents, and dangerous escalations. Aries is associated with heat, fires, explosions, weapons, military, sports, fast action, high speed, engines, sharp objects, taking risks, accidents, competitiveness, macho behavior, fighting, attacks, leadership, bravery, etc. Mars rules Aries and will be in a strong position, so the qualities of Mars and Aries are likely to manifest strongly at this time. There may be increased news about the related events (e.g., military campaigns, heat, fires, sporting events, accidents, explosions, etc.) throughout this period and especially when Mars forms aspects with slower moving planets. Specifically, on May 24-29, Mars will conjunct Jupiter and on June 28 – July 4, Mars will square Pluto in Capricorn. 

⭐️Mercury in Taurus turns direct on June 3, however, it will continue to square to Saturn in Aquarius through about June 8 — delays in travel/shipments/negotiations that originated while Mercury was retrograde (May 10-June 2) will be clearing up but slowly. Once Mercury enters Gemini (the sign it rules) on June 13, 2022, expect negotiations, travel, sales, etc. to significantly pick up speed, esp. in areas related to IT, social media, retail sales, communication/transportation, and high tech. 

⭐️ Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus — June 10-12, 2022 — Expect exiting or surprising news related to crypto, aerospace, e-vehicles, fintech, IT, electricity, networks, social media, cloud services providers, etc. The value of related businesses or products may go up and profits from these areas may increase. There may also be unexpected value fluctuations in some currency (esp. crypto and EUR-USD).

⭐️ Mars will square Pluto — June 28 – July 4, 2022 — Increased news about large earthquakes, accidents, disasters, attacks, protests, etc. There may also be increased tensions or push for reforms (Pluto) related to police, military, weapons, or sports (Mars). (See “Glance Ahead” section for more.) 

⭐️New Moon in Cancer on June 28 — The New Moon (Sun and Moon conjunction) will be squared by Jupiter in Aries indicating news about laws, regulations, or international deals related to mothers/children, food, safety, security, home[land], real estate, farming, etc. We may hear about legal announcements or international deals that involve areas above (e.g., a ruling that aims to secure food supply, a rule that aims to protects mothers/children, an international agreement about transporting food, a policy that affects real estate prices, etc.). With Jupiter being in Aries, the law/policy/international deal may be seen as too aggressive, too ambitious, or reached too hastily. The square between Jupiter and Sun/Moon indicates that there may be an extra emotional response to the ruling/contract, or, the ruling/contract may be made in response to an emotional plea [for food, safety, protection, etc.]. 

Additionally, Neptune turns retrograde on June 28 bringing focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, beverages (incl. baby formula), pollution, contamination, navy, seafood, fishing, swimming, etc. — some situation may reverse or production is put on hold to ensure safety (e.g., a pharmaceutical trial is halted because of safety concerns, manufacturing of some beverage is halted, an ingredient in the recipe is substituted, a chemical formula is altered to use more environmentally-friendly component, a toxic chemical is banned from household products, a beverage is recalled, a navy contract is put on hold, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about the value of gold and silver — possibly related to some regulations or international decisions (e.g., whether something is legally allowed or can be transported). 

The New Moon on the 28th has several planets aspecting natal charts of Taiwan and Turkey.  

  • For Taiwan, the New Moon will conjunct its Sun and oppose the Midheaven. Around 6/28 (+- few days), we may hear about important announcements related to international relations, status on the world arena, leadership, homeland, food, security, etc. At this time, transits look fairly supportive of improved foreign relations. At the same time, there may be increased focus for Taiwan related to water, navy, oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, deceptive activities, secrets, etc. — something may be happening behind the scenes, in the water, etc. (e.g., if there is a large earthquake at this time, a tsunami may affect the island). 
  • For Turkey, the New Moon will conjunct its Ascendant and square its Mars. At the same time, Jupiter will oppose Turkey’s Mars and Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). Around 6/28 (+- few days), we may hear about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

It is not clear to me how Taiwan and Turkey may be related (if at all), however, both countries also have stressful transits to their charts coming up from late Jul to mid Nov 2022. Events that take place around the 28th of June may give an insight of the things to unfold in the upcoming months (e.g., a pre-shock of an earthquake, an accident that causes a larger problem later on, first signs of bank-related problems, beginning of some financial reforms, etc.).

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DAILY:

JUN 20, 2022 (MON): Holiday; U.S.markets closed. 

JUN 21, 2022 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). Today’s transits are relatively favorable for IT, communication/transportation, education, and social media — we may hear about increased travel, energized negotiations, or assertive efforts to reach a deal in related areas (e.g., a sale of a product or business involving technology or social media). Also, expect increased news about assets issued or closely regulated by governments, rates, taxes, insurance, as well as costs or profits associated with recycling, prisons, police, nuclear power, and mining. Investments in these areas that are made at this time should be successful long term (with focus on steady and gradual growth). This day is also favorable for buying or selling things that are at the end of their lifecycle or need a makeover to bring profits, such as buying a foreclosed property, vintage clothing at a thrift store, discarded trash/byproduct for recycling, etc. One may even find buried/hidden treasure or discover a valuable object in trash/mine/cave.

USA: Jun 21-23, 2022 — Mars will sextile U.S. Mars while Jupiter continues to square U.S. Jupiter — Favorable for expanding military or sports initiatives, increased sales of equipment or services related to military or sports, and for businesses related to car manufacturing and media. Related businesses may receive support to produce/deliver their products faster or with fewer obstacles. At the same time, in places where hot weather is expected, the heat will likely continue to rise as this transit is supportive of heat and drought. Similarly, situations where there are ongoing heated debates may continue to heat up and conflict may escalate — this may be related to disagreements about a legal decision, moral values, immigration, high-profile lawsuit, higher education, foreign relations, or long distance transportation. Finally, there may be increased news about fats, oils, butter, obesity, lipids, etc. — the focus may be on unhealthy excesses, misuse of oil/fats, growing prices, improving athletic endurance, fighting excess weight, new medicines or approaches to fight obesity, etc.

JUN 22, 2022 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

JUN 23, 2022 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). Today’s transits are relatively favorable for IT, communication/transportation, education, and social media — we may hear about increased prices of or profits from related products or services. If a new product related to communication/transportation/commerce is introduced at this time (e.g., a new phone, snapchat filter, on-line shopping app, training program that teaches tech skills, etc.), it may be perceived relatively more favorably and see increased demand. A new [young] female entrepreneur, comedian, or a social media star may be featured in the news, or, there may be increased focus on promoting rising female entrepreneurs or careers for women in technology.

USA: Jun 23-24, 2022 — Sun will conjunct U.S. Venus — Focus on earnings, comforts, services, workforce, healthcare, veterinary care, and providing for the needy. We may hear about initiatives that aim to provide free/cheap/government-supported services to the needy, improve healthcare, and increase workforce participation or pay (esp. for women). The news will likely be positive or neutral where some status is clarified or confirmed (e.g., which service workers will receive which benefits or protections). 

JUN 24, 2022 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

JUN 24-25 (SAT-SUN) — Sun will square Jupiter — This transit should bring relatively optimistic mood and enhance tendencies to over expand, over spend, inflate, disregard caution, over estimate, over promise, over pay, etc. For the U.S., the Sun will near conjunction with Jupiter in its natal chart while being squared by transiting Jupiter (Sun conjunct U.S. Jupiter will be precise on June 27) — this may bring increased news about legal issues, foreign relations, immigration, long distance shipments, import/export, etc. Some issue or decisions may increasingly be in focus (and even more so on June 27-28) and bring out divided opinions about what is [morally/ethically] the right thing to do (e.g., when it comes to supporting immigrants or providing foreign aid).

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

Global/USA: June 28 – July 04, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — 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.

Update (05.22.22): The transit will likely be felt the most intensely on June 28 (New Moon in Cancer) and on June 30 when Mars, Pluto, and Moon will form  a t-square. The planetary alignments at this time are indicative of a mining accident, a fiery explosion [that causes structural damage], anti-governmental protest, an established corporation announcing leadership change or restructuring, plane crash, notable accident, large earthquake or some other major disaster. Also, since the U.S. is experiencing  an ongoing Pluto return (Pluto going over its place in the natal chart of the country), tense transit from Mars is also going to affect U.S. Pluto. In the U.S. chart, Pluto sits in the 2nd house of banks, finance, currency, earnings, real estate, etc. Expect large market moves and a reversal around June 28-30 (+- few days), possibly up on the 28-29th and down on the 30th. A drop may be triggered by concerns about the U.S. earnings, banks, currency, and so on — like a shakeup in leadership, an upsetting change involving financial policies, an aggressive move to deal with debt, a risky move to improve earnings, an aggressive/upsetting financial policy that affects real estate (probably negatively), 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.

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

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). 

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

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

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

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

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

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

USA: May 18, 2022 – June 28, 2022 — Mars transit through the 4th house — This transit may increase the urgency of dealing with some domestic issue(s) and expedite resolutions needed to address some pressing, dangerous or heated situations (e.g., drought, fires, weapons-related issues, etc.). At the same time, it may trigger upsets or disagreements about these matters. Mars will likely bring emphasis on heat, drought, fires, accidents, attacks, or excessive risk-taking in the matters associated with the 4th house (farming, food production, land, homeland, real estate, banks’s assets, home, mothers and children). Since June 28 will also be a New Moon in Cancer (sign associated with food, home, and motherhood), activities that speed up, escalate, or heat up as Mars passes through the 4th house (e.g., urgently addressing baby formal crisis), may culminate in some events, initiatives or projects related to mother/baby, farming, real estate, savings, banks’ assets, etc. by the end of June. Expect announcements of some new beginnings, new priorities, new solutions, and so on. Alternatively, the transit of Mars through the 4th house stirs up upsetting events that anger people and by June 28th some pivot is made to address these through new projects/initiatives. Either way, some new solutions or perspectives can be expected by June 28th. 

On June 28, there will also be two other important celestial events, which support the expectation of important initiatives or projects being announced at that time:

1) Neptune turns Rx (retrograde) on June 28, 2022 — Focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, beverages (incl. baby formula), pollution, contamination, navy, seafood, fishing, swimming, etc. — some situation reverses (stop or start of a project), is put on hold until further investigation, temporarily delayed, suspended (e.g., manufacturing of some beverage is halted, oil- or navy-related projects are announced, a ship is stuck, beach is closed due to water contamination, permission to use certain ingredient is withdrawn, chemical components in some formula are replaced or substituted, etc.).

2) Mars will square Pluto (within 3 degrees; exact on July 2) — This indicates that new initiatives announced around the New Moon may be a result of some tensions culminating to the point where things become pressing and have to be addressed. The resolution may not be to everyone’s liking (Mars square Pluto = tensions, protests), but at least a solution is identified or a decision is made.

Global: May 24 – July 5, 2022 — Mars in Aries. Aries is associated with heat, fires, explosions, weapons, military, sports, fast action, high speed, engines, sharp objects, taking risks, accidents, competitiveness, macho behavior, fighting, attacks, leadership, bravery, etc. Mars rules Aries and will be in a strong position, so the qualities of Mars and Aries are likely to manifest strongly at this time. There may be increased news about the related events (e.g., military campaigns, heat, fires, sporting events, accidents, explosions, etc.) throughout this period and especially when Mars forms aspects with slower moving planets. 

Specifically, on May 24-29, Mars will conjunct Jupiter and on June 28 – July 4 — Mars will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect news about drought, fires, explosions, protests, accidents and attacks (esp. on leaders or prominent persons) during Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries transit, and, news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for older/inflexible leaders during Mars square Pluto transit.  (Update 05.30.22): Tragically, in the U.S., there was a school shooting in TX on May 24, 2022 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robb_Elementary_School_shooting).😭

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

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

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

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