September 21-27, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2026, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. This energy will [again] begin to intensify Sep 23, 2020 and remain strong through the end of the year. (The probability of accidents and disasters will remain high in January of 2021, but in 2021 the focus may shift from earthquakes to violent storms, power outages, airline accidents, fires, etc.) This week, the influence is the strongest September 23-24. 

Global: On-off all year (intensified especially in August and November of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). 

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

USA: September – December 2020 — Increased focus on finance, earnings, assets, banks, financial institutions, financial policies, rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, bankruptcies, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over police or military costs, etc. Concerns about earnings, financial institutions, and debt may remain strong in September 2020 and then re-ignite in late December 2020 through early January 2021. In November 2020, some governmental regulations may be put in place to provide support to banks/financial institutions [through “tough love” approach, like by asking them to cut operational costs], better control financial flow/transactions, or to increase earnings by imposing some limitations (import quotas? tariffs?). In November, we may also hear about restructuring of banks/financial institutions, reduction in the number of locations, reduced services, or some other losses or voluntary cuts.

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL: Oct 17-20, 2020 —  Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, etc. — the value of the related products and businesses may go down. There may also be an important related announcement regarding these areas on Oct 19-20 (on the 19th there may be some confusion, and then the issue is clarified on the 20th).

Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021. Yet another time of increased oil news (as well as news about gas, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals) will be on Sep 1-3, 2021. The news will probably involve tensions, attacks, arguments, etc. — this may result in a large market drop on Sep 3, 2021.

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DAILY:

SEP 21, 2020 (MON): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (55%). Today, the focus may be on the clarification of some financial issue, identifying a source of funding, gold prices, oil prices, or a price of some medicine. The issues brought up today (e.g., gold prices) may be revisited on Fr., September 25.

Sep 21 – Oct 4  (esp. Sep 29-Oct 2) — Stressful times. Increased possibility of strong earthquakes, mudslides, disasters, accidents (esp. involving athletes and mountains or high places or walls — so like a fall or hitting a wall), anti-governmental protests, fires, explosions, and attacks (esp. on governmental officials or buildings).

USA: Sep 21-22 — Mildly negative news about communication/transportation businesses and about international agreements/partnerships (e.g., bad publicity, unsuccessful negotiations, concerns about debt and bankruptcies, problems with taxes or insurance, etc.).

USA: Sep 21 – Oct 4  (esp. Sep 29-Oct 2) — Increased focus on finance, earnings, assets, banks, financial institutions, financial policies, rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, bankruptcies, loss of earnings, decreased savings, bank instability, and problems with real estate. There may be fighting over tax breaks, financial aid (esp. for farmers or companies that produce food or are involved in homeland security), or some fiscal policy. Or, a policy may come out that adjusts police or military funding, or affects expenses associated with weapons. Concerns about earnings, financial institutions, and debt may remain strong in Sep-Oct 2020. In early November 2020, around Nov 6-9, some governmental regulations or restrictions may be put into place to better control financial flow/transactions or to increase earnings by imposing some limitations (import quotas? tariffs? budget cuts?). These initial restrictions may be legally disputed, overturned, or have some other legal ramifications (e.g., retaliatory tariffs) by late November – early December 2020. Additionally, at this time (late Sep – early Oct), there may be increased news about protests, fires, and losses for the farmers or food producers.

SEP 22, 2020 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). 

Sep 22-24 (esp. the 23rd) Intensified arguments about governmental policies, restrictions, walls, delays, etc. The arguments becoming more and more heated until possibly erupting in some fight, protest, or even attack. Also, increased probability of high winds contributing to increase in fires or causing damage to sports-related venues.

SEP 23, 2020 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). 

SEP 24, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). 

SEP 25, 2020 (FR): Medium influence; market may go down (55-60%). 

USA: Sep 25 — Mild concerns about partnerships or agreements due to some prominent leader(s) not agreeing on some value or the price (e.g., a contract or bill is not signed because leaders value about the cost or funding sources). 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated):

NEW USA: Oct 1-11, 2020 (esp. Oct 3-4) — Increased possibility of a significant announcement related to oil, chemicals, pharma, navy, wet weather, drugs, religion, deception, beverages, etc. This may involve water damage due to excessively wet weather, fraud (esp. related to communication and transportation), rainy weather affecting transportation, problems with transportation over water or of oil/chemicals/medicines/etc.

NEW Global: Oct 5-11, 2020 — Surprising news about banks or financial institutions and increase in protests, arguments (over governmental policies). Increased probability of windy/stormy weather (possibly with lightening) as well as of major earthquakes. 

NEW USA: Oct 9-31, 2020 (esp. Oct 21-28) — Increased possibility of a significant announcement related to the military, sports, fires, explosions, accidents, tensions in international partnerships and escalations in negotiations with adversaries. This may signify a moment when some agreement is broken or arguments escalate to threats or even military actions. Additionally, there may be increased news about businesses related to anything risky, entertainment industry, casinos, gambling, etc. — we may hear about new projects, new regulations, large gatherings (like a concert), risky or dangerous situations, or some brave actions. 

Global: Oct 17-20, 2020 —  Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. There may also be increased focus on international negotiations, travel, and shipments. Monday, October 19, 2020  may see larger than usual market moves (possibly a drop followed quickly by an up swing).

Global: November 2020 (esp. 2nd and 3rd week) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The same time period (esp. around Nov 13 +- a few days) may coincide with a major TOP or BOTTOM of the stock market (my guess is TOP at this time). Update (09.13.20): Around November 13 (Friday) to November 16 (Monday), 2020 we can expect a similarly large market move as we had back on April 3 to April 6 (Friday to Monday). On April 6, 2020 Dow Jones closed up 1,627.46 points or 7.73%, at 22,679.99, posting its third biggest point gain ever (reference1), with DJIA dropping 2.7% the week prior (reference2). In any case, November 16, 2020 looks like a large move day (probably up). By November 19, 2020 the direction may change to down. This may coincide with an announcement about the US election results — it is possible that the final election results are delayed until mid-November, which could trigger greater than usual stock market volatility.

Global: January 07 – February 07, 2021 (esp. Jan 9-31; Feb 5) —  Eventful time with greater than usual market volatility, surprising developments (esp. related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, cryptocurrencies, communication and transportation businesses, social media, and education). We may hear about important legal decisions, new laws, international agreements (or conflicts), decisions about long distance travel and announcements about the funding, sale or acquisition of major businesses (possibly related to banking, IT, social media, news, communication, and aerospace). For ex., we may hear about some surprising decision to start/stop funding on a major transportation project (esp. related to rail ways, cars, and airplanes). There may also be increased news about earthquakes, power outages, and accidents/disasters (esp. involving explosions, fires, and strong winds).

USA: US Presidential election 2020 on November 3, 2020 — A very preliminary look (only looking at the natal charts of Biden and Trump) shows the transits for that day to be more prominently aspecting Trump’s chart. Whatever the outcome, Trump will likely subjectively feel that the outcome is aligned with his life’s purpose (as in, he may feel the outcome was fated or meant to be). 

China: October – December 2020 — Heightened risk of dangerous situations due to floods, infectious diseases, pollution, etc. (esp. the week of Oct 12, the week of Nov 9, and mid-December). Also, increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, or some other disasters/accidents that involve old structures, ancient sites, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, dams, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water).

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

NEW Global/USA: April, August, and December of 2021 — Increased focus on gold prices and the value of US dollar. Gold prices may reverse at those times; this may be related to some monetary policy changes in the US. The situation or issues may first arise in April, be reviewed in August, and reach final resolution/peak in December.

NEW Global: Sep 1-3, 2021 — Increased stressful news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, religion, drugs, poisons, lies, beverages, music, movies, etc. This may result in a large market drop on Sep 3, 2021.

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

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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September 14-20, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel

Tolstunka Astrology on YouTube

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2026, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. It will remained heightened in September, but will further intensify Sep 23, 2020 through the end of the year. (The probability of accidents and disasters will remain high in January of 2021, but in 2021 the focus may shift from earthquakes to violent storms, power outages, airline accidents, fires, etc.) This week, the influence is the strongest September 14-15. 

Global: On-off all year (intensified especially in August and November of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). 

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL: Globally, Sep 10-12, 2020 — Increased news related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. The news may be slightly stressful (e.g., concerns about pollution, important negotiations, some project stalls, etc.). Oct 17-20, 2020 —  Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, etc. — the value of the related products and businesses may go down. There may also be an important related announcement regarding these areas on Oct 19-20 (on the 19th there may be some confusion, and then the issue is clarified on the 20th).

Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.

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DAILY:

SEP 14, 2020 (MON): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55-60%).

Sep 14-15 — Increased market volatility. Focus on banks, finance, earnings, cryptocurrencies, Forex, and gold. There may be unexpected developments (or expected developments coming earlier than scheduled) and increased volatility in currency prices, esp. EUR/USD. Gold (and possibly silver) value may go up.

USA: Increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc. Some issue regarding the areas above may be clarified or its status may be made official/legal (e.g., some drug is legally approved, status of some decision involving an oil company is clarified, a judgment is made in some important case involving pharmaceuticals/chemicals/oil/pollution, etc).

China: Sep 14-15 — Increased news about communication and transportation, sales, oil, gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, navy, floods, as well as loans, rates, debt, and investments. For ex., we may hear about increased sales or shipments of some chemical, increased number of shipping destinations, contracts related to shipping and shipbuilding industry, etc. If some contract is announced, the details may be obscured and/or the source of funding may be suspicious or questionable.

SEP 15, 2020 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go up (60%).

Sep 15-17 (esp. the 16th) — Increased likelihood of important announcements regarding immigration, international shipments or travel, education, travel, healthcare, and governmental services (including teachers, postal service, and police). Also, we may hear about some international agreements or laws passes that govern international relations/commerce. These announcements or legal acts may be divisive or controversial with general public split 50/50 on whether to support them or not.

USA: Increased news about banks, bank assets and savings, real estate, land, farming, and homeland security. For these areas, the news may be positive — some project or initiative may receive a boost or some issue may be clarified, such as the next steps or who the new leader will be.

SEP 16, 2020 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

Sep 16-17 — Greater than usual market moves regardless of the direction. Probably down days due to the reduced appetite for risk and a more careful approach from investors.

China: There may be an important announcement related to communication and transportation, as well as loans, rates, debt, and investments. The announcement may be unpopular or seen as a step back (relying on old ways of doing something), or, it could be related to revisiting an old issue, such as following up on a previous agreement to adjust terms, returning a shipment, going back to the previous arrangement/supplier, etc. Yet another possibility is an adjustment in some numbers, such as a death toll from COVID-19 epidemic.

SEP 17, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

SEP 18, 2020 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated):

Global: Oct 17-20, 2020 —  Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. There may also be increased focus on international negotiations, travel, and shipments. Monday, October 19, 2020  may see larger than usual market moves (possibly a drop followed quickly by an up swing).

Updated Global: November 2020 (esp. 2nd and 3rd week) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The same time period (esp. around Nov 13 +- a few days) may coincide with a major TOP or BOTTOM of the stock market (my guess is TOP at this time). Update (09.13.20): Around November 13 (Friday) to November 16 (Monday), 2020 we can expect a similarly large market move as we had back on April 3 to April 6 (Friday to Monday). On April 6, 2020 Dow Jones closed up 1,627.46 points or 7.73%, at 22,679.99, posting its third biggest point gain ever (reference1), with DJIA dropping 2.7% the week prior (reference2). In any case, November 16, 2020 looks like a large move day (probably up). By November 19, 2020 the direction may change to down. This may coincide with an announcement about the US election results — it is possible that the final election results are delayed until mid-November, which could trigger greater than usual stock market volatility.

Global: January 07 – February 07, 2021 (esp. Jan 9-31; Feb 5) —  Eventful time with greater than usual market volatility, surprising developments (esp. related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, cryptocurrencies, communication and transportation businesses, social media, and education). We may hear about important legal decisions, new laws, international agreements (or conflicts), decisions about long distance travel and announcements about the funding, sale or acquisition of major businesses (possibly related to banking, IT, social media, news, communication, and aerospace). For ex., we may hear about some surprising decision to start/stop funding on a major transportation project (esp. related to rail ways, cars, and airplanes). There may also be increased news about earthquakes, power outages, and accidents/disasters (esp. involving explosions, fires, and strong winds).

USA: US Presidential election 2020 on November 3, 2020 — A very preliminary look (only looking at the natal charts of Biden and Trump) shows the transits for that day to be more prominently aspecting Trump’s chart. Whatever the outcome, Trump will likely subjectively feel that the outcome is aligned with his life’s purpose (as in, he may feel the outcome was fated or meant to be). 

USA: September – December 2020 — Increased focus on finance, earnings, assets, banks, financial institutions, financial policies, rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, bankruptcies, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over police or military costs, etc. Concerns about earnings, financial institutions, and debt may remain strong in September 2020 and then re-ignite in late December 2020 through early January 2021. In November 2020, some governmental regulations may be put in place to provide support to banks/financial institutions [through “tough love” approach, like by asking them to cut operational costs], better control financial flow/transactions, or to increase earnings by imposing some limitations (import quotas? tariffs?). In November, we may also hear about restructuring of banks/financial institutions, reduction in the number of locations, reduced services, or some other losses or voluntary cuts.

China: October – December 2020 — Heightened risk of dangerous situations due to floods, infectious diseases, pollution, etc. (esp. the week of Oct 12, the week of Nov 9, and mid-December). Also, increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, or some other disasters/accidents that involve old structures, ancient sites, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, dams, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water).

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

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

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes.

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LONG-TERM ASTROLOGY FORECAST

Background astro influences: Astrology predictions for 2018-2026 based on slowly unfolding transits 

To be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. Updates will be marked as NEW or UPDATED.

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel

Global: 2019-2020 — Slowly unfolding Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This conjunction’s effect will persist through 2020 (esp. in January when it is exact). Previous times of hard transits between Saturn and Pluto (0, 90, and 180 degrees) have coincided with increase in military activities, terrorist attacks, and seismic activity. Thus, this time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits to Pluto/Saturn conjunction from Mars  and Jupiter, there may be an increase in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shaking” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) transiting through Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”? 😜😂 Update (06.23.19): On June 18, 2019 Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra set to launch in 2020. 

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: Dec 2019 through Dec 2020 — Increased focus on government, laws (esp. international laws, laws governing relations among entities comprising one country or union, laws governing status of governmental leaders, etc.), immigration status, older judges, controls imposed on international travel, limitations of higher education or struggles of higher ed institutions, etc. This is a beginning of a background influence that will be in place for about a year and will bring greater limitations or restructuring to the areas above — so tighter checks at the border, stricter immigration rules, decrease in the flow of immigrants, tougher standards for higher ed institutions (or decrease in enrollment or some other problems), increase in the number of governmental bodies and of their powers (esp. conservative), favorable time for large established  corporations (less risk, predictability, large governmental contracts, etc.), international negotiations taking on more reserved tone, harsher non-compliance penalties for international partners, etc. Also, focus on mining, steel/metals, coal, minerals, large scale construction projects (involving governments and large corporations), and excavation in general — these businesses may see expansions, restructuring, and/or new laws may be put in place that affect them (e.g., to facilitate shipments of products over long distances).

USA: Background influence that started around the end of Jan, 2020 and will continue through early Oct, 2020 and then will pick up again mid-Nov, 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021 — Expect increased focus on businesses related to communication, transportation, IT, retail sales, education, religion, immigration, law enforcement-related (incl. judges and police), as well as various agreements and negotiations. There may be significant changes, incl. new laws, end/beginning of new partnerships, withdrawal from or entering new international organizations, death/removal of leaders, changes in regulations (incl. international travel, shipments, tariffs, etc.), expansion or reduction of outlet locations on a massive scale (esp. internationally), and so on. For ex., we may hear about dramatic changes in the the sales. Also, similarly to the news about Microsoft closing their stores, we may hear about similar closures or relocations [to overseas?] announced by other businesses in the areas above. This includes businesses related to cars, phones, airplanes, schools, retail stores, newspapers, media outlets, IT, etc. There may be emphasis on new laws, immigration, international relations, or international connections as a reason for changes, or areas that are affected by changes. For ex., overseas sales are down, so locations close; or, domestic sales are down, so locations move overseas. The scale of changes is likely to be massive with a high probability of going overboard and “throwing the baby with the bathwater.” Decisions made earlier in the year may come to bite, be reversed, or have some follow up actions [e.g., another round of closures, changes in immigration policies, re-opening of the locations closed earlier in the year, etc.] come November, 2020 (mid-Nov 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021).

USA: Jan 27, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021  (in 2020, significant dates are Feb 14 – July 7 [esp. March 20-29]; Nov 16 – Dec 12) —  Significant news are possible related to international agreements, negotiations, diplomatic relations, partnerships, retail sales, media outlets, and communications/transportation in general. We may hear about an end of a cycle, bankruptcy, problems with taxes, concerns about loans/rates, death, spying, or hacking related to important businesses/entities in the areas above. For ex., we may hear about secret communication, secret manipulation, whistleblowing, etc. Some secret info may be revealed and/or the news may relate to companies that deal with underground locations (e.g., a coal or a mining company), trash, recycling, or nuclear power. Additionally, there may be increased news about maternal health, procreation, sexually transmitted diseases, or safety of children. We may hear about a revival of some old approach (e.g., an old retired leader is brought back), reorganization, or restructuring of a business in these same areas. The restructuring may be needed because of stricter governmental regulations, increased safety controls, efforts to prevent spying/hacking, initiatives to improve homeland security, efforts to improve the safety of women and children, etc. There may be concerns about increased governmental controls (e.g., controls imposed on financial flows, real estate investments, or food production), stricter guidelines for financial institutions, reduced cash flow, changes in taxes (incl. sales tax), insurance fraud, debt/loans, etc. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

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

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

China: 2020 — Increased news about hidden activities/lies, religion, movies, music, beverages, poisons and drugs. For ex., a powerful pollutant/chemical/poison/drug is identified as causing more damage than it was previously known or revealed, leading to increased control over its production/distribution or its removal; or, it is discovered that waste is not recycled properly and is polluting the environment (esp. water) to a greater than expected degree; or, it is discovered that an epidemic is spreading on a larger scale than it had previously been revealed (SARS-like outbreak?) — this may affect international and/or long-distance transportation; or, some deceptive international activity (e.g., hacking) yields greater than expected results (brings more power); etc. Given the recent news about an unidentified “new type of coronavirus” spreading in China, this may indeed grow into a larger issue over the next few months. At the same time, the true extent and/or the origin of the virus may remain hidden. Additionally, here is an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). All of these issues will continue to be hot topics in the upcoming months; however, this week may see a spike of concrete news or events with follow up events unfolding in subsequent months (e.g., in March of 2020). 

Update (08.20.20): The original prediction was posted in January of 2020. Since then, we’ve had COVID19 virus spreading all over the globe. As mentioned before, the true extent of the epidemic in China and/or the origin of the virus may never be revealed. Also, China has been experiencing severe floods, worst in decades, since June (link). The floods have lead to ground water pollution and soil contamination in many areas. Unfortunately, planetary influence that coincides with the types of issues that the country has been going through in 2020 (viral epidemic, pollution, flooding, etc. = all 12th house matters; triggered by the transiting Pluto passing over Jupiter in China’s natal 12th house) will continue through the end of 2020. The risk of dangerous situations due to floods, infectious diseases, pollution, etc. may escalate in October (esp. the week of Oct 12), November (esp. the week of Nov 9), and December 2020 (esp. mid-December). There also remains an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). It’s noteworthy that a previous difficult transit of Pluto to the same point (Pluto squared Jupiter) occurred in 1931-1932 — at that time, similar events unfolded — in 1931, China was inundated with severe floods followed by a cholera epidemic in 1932 (link). “Discounting famines and pandemics, the 1931 Central China floods are generally considered the deadliest natural disaster of the 20th century.” (link)

China: Mar 2020 – Jan 2021 (esp. late Apr – early June 2020; and late Dec 2020 – early Jan 2021) — Increased focus on reforms, new goals, new vision, new leadership, participation in new international organizations (or under a new status), and new governmental structures or regulations (e.g., restructuring of the existing governmental bodies, changes in leadership [esp. leaders who have been in power for the previous 7-14-21-28 or so yrs.], corporate restructuring, new controls on how something is produced, scaling up existing projects to implement innovation on the industrial scale, etc.). This may especially involve areas related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, innovation, AI, high tech, social media platforms, internet, data processing, etc. 

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting in 2019, we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section below, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

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

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

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

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September 07-13, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel

Global: 2019-2020 — Slowly unfolding Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This conjunction’s effect will persist through 2020 (esp. in January when it is exact). Previous times of hard transits between Saturn and Pluto (0, 90, and 180 degrees) have coincided with increase in military activities, terrorist attacks, and seismic activity. Thus, this time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits to Pluto/Saturn conjunction from Mars  and Jupiter, there may be an increase in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shaking” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) transiting through Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”? 😜😂 Update (06.23.19): On June 18, 2019 Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra set to launch in 2020. 

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: Dec 2019 through Dec 2020 — Increased focus on government, laws (esp. international laws, laws governing relations among entities comprising one country or union, laws governing status of governmental leaders, etc.), immigration status, older judges, controls imposed on international travel, limitations of higher education or struggles of higher ed institutions, etc. This is a beginning of a background influence that will be in place for about a year and will bring greater limitations or restructuring to the areas above — so tighter checks at the border, stricter immigration rules, decrease in the flow of immigrants, tougher standards for higher ed institutions (or decrease in enrollment or some other problems), increase in the number of governmental bodies and of their powers (esp. conservative), favorable time for large established  corporations (less risk, predictability, large governmental contracts, etc.), international negotiations taking on more reserved tone, harsher non-compliance penalties for international partners, etc. Also, focus on mining, steel/metals, coal, minerals, large scale construction projects (involving governments and large corporations), and excavation in general — these businesses may see expansions, restructuring, and/or new laws may be put in place that affect them (e.g., to facilitate shipments of products over long distances).

USA: Background influence that started around the end of Jan, 2020 and will continue through early Oct, 2020 and then will pick up again mid-Nov, 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021 — Expect increased focus on businesses related to communication, transportation, IT, retail sales, education, religion, immigration, law enforcement-related (incl. judges and police), as well as various agreements and negotiations. There may be significant changes, incl. new laws, end/beginning of new partnerships, withdrawal from or entering new international organizations, death/removal of leaders, changes in regulations (incl. international travel, shipments, tariffs, etc.), expansion or reduction of outlet locations on a massive scale (esp. internationally), and so on. For ex., we may hear about dramatic changes in the the sales. Also, similarly to the news about Microsoft closing their stores, we may hear about similar closures or relocations [to overseas?] announced by other businesses in the areas above. This includes businesses related to cars, phones, airplanes, schools, retail stores, newspapers, media outlets, IT, etc. There may be emphasis on new laws, immigration, international relations, or international connections as a reason for changes, or areas that are affected by changes. For ex., overseas sales are down, so locations close; or, domestic sales are down, so locations move overseas. The scale of changes is likely to be massive with a high probability of going overboard and “throwing the baby with the bathwater.” Decisions made earlier in the year may come to bite, be reversed, or have some follow up actions [e.g., another round of closures, changes in immigration policies, re-opening of the locations closed earlier in the year, etc.] come November, 2020 (mid-Nov 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021).

USA: Jan 27, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021  (in 2020, significant dates are Feb 14 – July 7 [esp. March 20-29]; Nov 16 – Dec 12) —  Significant news are possible related to international agreements, negotiations, diplomatic relations, partnerships, retail sales, media outlets, and communications/transportation in general. We may hear about an end of a cycle, bankruptcy, problems with taxes, concerns about loans/rates, death, spying, or hacking related to important businesses/entities in the areas above. For ex., we may hear about secret communication, secret manipulation, whistleblowing, etc. Some secret info may be revealed and/or the news may relate to companies that deal with underground locations (e.g., a coal or a mining company), trash, recycling, or nuclear power. Additionally, there may be increased news about maternal health, procreation, sexually transmitted diseases, or safety of children. We may hear about a revival of some old approach (e.g., an old retired leader is brought back), reorganization, or restructuring of a business in these same areas. The restructuring may be needed because of stricter governmental regulations, increased safety controls, efforts to prevent spying/hacking, initiatives to improve homeland security, efforts to improve the safety of women and children, etc. There may be concerns about increased governmental controls (e.g., controls imposed on financial flows, real estate investments, or food production), stricter guidelines for financial institutions, reduced cash flow, changes in taxes (incl. sales tax), insurance fraud, debt/loans, etc. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

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

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

China: 2020 — Increased news about hidden activities/lies, religion, movies, music, beverages, poisons and drugs. For ex., a powerful pollutant/chemical/poison/drug is identified as causing more damage than it was previously known or revealed, leading to increased control over its production/distribution or its removal; or, it is discovered that waste is not recycled properly and is polluting the environment (esp. water) to a greater than expected degree; or, it is discovered that an epidemic is spreading on a larger scale than it had previously been revealed (SARS-like outbreak?) — this may affect international and/or long-distance transportation; or, some deceptive international activity (e.g., hacking) yields greater than expected results (brings more power); etc. Given the recent news about an unidentified “new type of coronavirus” spreading in China, this may indeed grow into a larger issue over the next few months. At the same time, the true extent and/or the origin of the virus may remain hidden. Additionally, here is an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). All of these issues will continue to be hot topics in the upcoming months; however, this week may see a spike of concrete news or events with follow up events unfolding in subsequent months (e.g., in March of 2020). 

Update (08.20.20): The original prediction was posted in January of 2020. Since then, we’ve had COVID19 virus spreading all over the globe. As mentioned before, the true extent of the epidemic in China and/or the origin of the virus may never be revealed. Also, China has been experiencing severe floods, worst in decades, since June (link). The floods have lead to ground water pollution and soil contamination in many areas. Unfortunately, planetary influence that coincides with the types of issues that the country has been going through in 2020 (viral epidemic, pollution, flooding, etc. = all 12th house matters; triggered by the transiting Pluto passing over Jupiter in China’s natal 12th house) will continue through the end of 2020. The risk of dangerous situations due to floods, infectious diseases, pollution, etc. may escalate in October (esp. the week of Oct 12), November (esp. the week of Nov 9), and December 2020 (esp. mid-December). There also remains an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). It’s noteworthy that a previous difficult transit of Pluto to the same point (Pluto squared Jupiter) occurred in 1931-1932 — at that time, similar events unfolded — in 1931, China was inundated with severe floods followed by a cholera epidemic in 1932 (link). “Discounting famines and pandemics, the 1931 Central China floods are generally considered the deadliest natural disaster of the 20th century.” (link)

China: Mar 2020 – Jan 2021 (esp. late Apr – early June 2020; and late Dec 2020 – early Jan 2021) — Increased focus on reforms, new goals, new vision, new leadership, participation in new international organizations (or under a new status), and new governmental structures or regulations (e.g., restructuring of the existing governmental bodies, changes in leadership [esp. leaders who have been in power for the previous 7-14-21-28 or so yrs.], corporate restructuring, new controls on how something is produced, scaling up existing projects to implement innovation on the industrial scale, etc.). This may especially involve areas related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, innovation, AI, high tech, social media platforms, internet, data processing, etc. 

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting in 2019, we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section below, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

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

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

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. It will remained heightened in September, but will further intensify Sep 23, 2020 through the end of the year. (The probability of accidents and disasters will remain high in January of 2021, but the focus may shift from earthquakes to violent storms, power outages, airline accidents, fires, etc.) This week, the influence is the strongest September 10-11. 

Global: On-off all year (intensified especially in August and November of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). 

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL: Globally, Sep 10-12, 2020 — Increased news related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. The news may be slightly stressful (e.g., concerns about pollution, important negotiations, some project stalls, etc.). Oct 17-20, 2020 —  Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, etc. — the value of the related products and businesses may go down. There may also be an important related announcement regarding these areas on Oct 19-20 (on the 19th there may be some confusion, and then the issue is clarified on the 20th).

Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.

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SEP 07, 2020 (MON): Holiday; US Markets closed.

SEP 08, 2020 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (60%).

Sep 8-9 — Increased hope and optimism about developments related to healthcare, governmental services (e.g., postal service), education, government providing help to the needy, or some other programs that benefit those who are unwell or in need of assistance. Also, possibly positive news about international agreements and travel/shipments. 

SEP 09, 2020 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). 

SEP 10, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). Today, an important announcement may come out regarding healthcare/pharmaceuticals (e.g., about the timeline for the COVID vaccine or about medications that treat addictions), oil/gas, excessive precipitation, floods, or various service-oriented businesses and staff (including postal service, teachers, nurses, firefighters, police, etc.). The communication or announcements may be confusing, vague, or distressing, which may bring the market down.

Sep 10-12, 2020 — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. We may hear about new treatments, vaccines, sales of pharmaceuticals, new rules on “social distancing” or travel that aim to curb the spread of a virus, minimize pollution, or reduce exposure to some disease or chemical. Mental health and religion, drugs, medicines, or addictive substances may be featured in the news more prominently than usual (e.g., some famous actor is admitted to rehab, a new drug is announced, etc.). Oil and gas prices may fluctuate (possibly down) and trigger a small drop in the markets.

SEP 11, 2020 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (55-60%). The down influence is stronger in the morning. 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated):

Global: Sep 14-15, 2020 — Increased focus on banks, finance, earnings, cryptocurrencies, Forex, and gold. There may be unexpected developments (or expected developments coming earlier than scheduled) and increased volatility in currency prices, esp. EUR/USD. Gold (and possibly silver) value may go up.

NEW Global: Oct 17-20, 2020 —  Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. There may also be increased focus on international negotiations, travel, and shipments. Monday, October 19, 2020  may see larger than usual market moves (possibly a drop followed quickly by an up swing).

Global: November 2020 (esp. 2nd and 3rd week) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The same time period (esp. around Nov 13 +- a few days) may coincide with a major TOP or BOTTOM of the stock market (my guess is TOP at this time).

NEW Global: January 07 – February 07, 2021 (esp. Jan 9-31; Feb 5) —  Eventful time with greater than usual market volatility, surprising developments (esp. related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, cryptocurrencies, communication and transportation businesses, social media, and education). We may hear about important legal decisions, new laws, international agreements (or conflicts), decisions about long distance travel and announcements about the funding, sale or acquisition of major businesses (possibly related to banking, IT, social media, news, communication, and aerospace). For ex., we may hear about some surprising decision to start/stop funding on a major transportation project (esp. related to rail ways, cars, and airplanes). There may also be increased news about earthquakes, power outages, and accidents/disasters (esp. involving explosions, fires, and strong winds).

USA: US Presidential election 2020 on November 3, 2020 — A very preliminary look (only looking at the natal charts of Biden and Trump) shows the transits for that day to be more prominently aspecting Trump’s chart. Whatever the outcome, Trump will likely subjectively feel that the outcome is aligned with his life’s purpose (as in, he may feel the outcome was fated or meant to be). 

USA: September – December 2020 — Increased focus on finance, earnings, assets, banks, financial institutions, financial policies, rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, bankruptcies, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over police or military costs, etc. Concerns about earnings, financial institutions, and debt may remain strong in September 2020 and then re-ignite in late December 2020 through early January 2021. In November 2020, some governmental regulations may be put in place to provide support to banks/financial institutions [through “tough love” approach, like by asking them to cut operational costs], better control financial flow/transactions, or to increase earnings by imposing some limitations (import quotas? tariffs?). In November, we may also hear about restructuring of banks/financial institutions, reduction in the number of locations, reduced services, or some other losses or voluntary cuts.

China: October – December 2020 — Heightened risk of dangerous situations due to floods, infectious diseases, pollution, etc. (esp. the week of Oct 12, the week of Nov 9, and mid-December). Also, increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, or some other disasters/accidents that involve old structures, ancient sites, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, dams, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water).

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

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

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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August 31 – September 06, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel. 

Global: 2019-2020 — Slowly unfolding Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This conjunction’s effect will persist through 2020 (esp. in January when it is exact). Previous times of hard transits between Saturn and Pluto (0, 90, and 180 degrees) have coincided with increase in military activities, terrorist attacks, and seismic activity. Thus, this time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits to Pluto/Saturn conjunction from Mars  and Jupiter, there may be an increase in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shaking” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) transiting through Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”? 😜😂 Update (06.23.19): On June 18, 2019 Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra set to launch in 2020. 

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: Dec 2019 through Dec 2020 — Increased focus on government, laws (esp. international laws, laws governing relations among entities comprising one country or union, laws governing status of governmental leaders, etc.), immigration status, older judges, controls imposed on international travel, limitations of higher education or struggles of higher ed institutions, etc. This is a beginning of a background influence that will be in place for about a year and will bring greater limitations or restructuring to the areas above — so tighter checks at the border, stricter immigration rules, decrease in the flow of immigrants, tougher standards for higher ed institutions (or decrease in enrollment or some other problems), increase in the number of governmental bodies and of their powers (esp. conservative), favorable time for large established  corporations (less risk, predictability, large governmental contracts, etc.), international negotiations taking on more reserved tone, harsher non-compliance penalties for international partners, etc. Also, focus on mining, steel/metals, coal, minerals, large scale construction projects (involving governments and large corporations), and excavation in general — these businesses may see expansions, restructuring, and/or new laws may be put in place that affect them (e.g., to facilitate shipments of products over long distances).

USA: Background influence that started around the end of Jan, 2020 and will continue through early Oct, 2020 and then will pick up again mid-Nov, 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021 — Expect increased focus on businesses related to communication, transportation, IT, retail sales, education, religion, immigration, law enforcement-related (incl. judges and police), as well as various agreements and negotiations. There may be significant changes, incl. new laws, end/beginning of new partnerships, withdrawal from or entering new international organizations, death/removal of leaders, changes in regulations (incl. international travel, shipments, tariffs, etc.), expansion or reduction of outlet locations on a massive scale (esp. internationally), and so on. For ex., we may hear about dramatic changes in the the sales. Also, similarly to the news about Microsoft closing their stores, we may hear about similar closures or relocations [to overseas?] announced by other businesses in the areas above. This includes businesses related to cars, phones, airplanes, schools, retail stores, newspapers, media outlets, IT, etc. There may be emphasis on new laws, immigration, international relations, or international connections as a reason for changes, or areas that are affected by changes. For ex., overseas sales are down, so locations close; or, domestic sales are down, so locations move overseas. The scale of changes is likely to be massive with a high probability of going overboard and “throwing the baby with the bathwater.” Decisions made earlier in the year may come to bite, be reversed, or have some follow up actions [e.g., another round of closures, changes in immigration policies, re-opening of the locations closed earlier in the year, etc.] come November, 2020 (mid-Nov 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021).

USA: Jan 27, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021  (in 2020, significant dates are Feb 14 – July 7 [esp. March 20-29]; Nov 16 – Dec 12) —  Significant news are possible related to international agreements, negotiations, diplomatic relations, partnerships, retail sales, media outlets, and communications/transportation in general. We may hear about an end of a cycle, bankruptcy, problems with taxes, concerns about loans/rates, death, spying, or hacking related to important businesses/entities in the areas above. For ex., we may hear about secret communication, secret manipulation, whistleblowing, etc. Some secret info may be revealed and/or the news may relate to companies that deal with underground locations (e.g., a coal or a mining company), trash, recycling, or nuclear power. Additionally, there may be increased news about maternal health, procreation, sexually transmitted diseases, or safety of children. We may hear about a revival of some old approach (e.g., an old retired leader is brought back), reorganization, or restructuring of a business in these same areas. The restructuring may be needed because of stricter governmental regulations, increased safety controls, efforts to prevent spying/hacking, initiatives to improve homeland security, efforts to improve the safety of women and children, etc. There may be concerns about increased governmental controls (e.g., controls imposed on financial flows, real estate investments, or food production), stricter guidelines for financial institutions, reduced cash flow, changes in taxes (incl. sales tax), insurance fraud, debt/loans, etc. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

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

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

UPDATED China: 2020 — Increased news about hidden activities/lies, religion, movies, music, beverages, poisons and drugs. For ex., a powerful pollutant/chemical/poison/drug is identified as causing more damage than it was previously known or revealed, leading to increased control over its production/distribution or its removal; or, it is discovered that waste is not recycled properly and is polluting the environment (esp. water) to a greater than expected degree; or, it is discovered that an epidemic is spreading on a larger scale than it had previously been revealed (SARS-like outbreak?) — this may affect international and/or long-distance transportation; or, some deceptive international activity (e.g., hacking) yields greater than expected results (brings more power); etc. Given the recent news about an unidentified “new type of coronavirus” spreading in China, this may indeed grow into a larger issue over the next few months. At the same time, the true extent and/or the origin of the virus may remain hidden. Additionally, here is an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). All of these issues will continue to be hot topics in the upcoming months; however, this week may see a spike of concrete news or events with follow up events unfolding in subsequent months (e.g., in March of 2020). 

Update (08.20.20): The original prediction was posted in January of 2020. Since then, we’ve had COVID19 virus spreading all over the globe. As mentioned before, the true extent of the epidemic in China and/or the origin of the virus may never be revealed. Also, China has been experiencing severe floods, worst in decades, since June (link). The floods have lead to ground water pollution and soil contamination in many areas. Unfortunately, planetary influence that coincides with the types of issues that the country has been going through in 2020 (viral epidemic, pollution, flooding, etc. = all 12th house matters; triggered by the transiting Pluto passing over Jupiter in China’s natal 12th house) will continue through the end of 2020. The risk of dangerous situations due to floods, infectious diseases, pollution, etc. may escalate in October (esp. the week of Oct 12), November (esp. the week of Nov 9), and December 2020 (esp. mid-December). There also remains an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). It’s noteworthy that a previous difficult transit of Pluto to the same point (Pluto squared Jupiter) occurred in 1931-1932 — at that time, similar events unfolded — in 1931, China was inundated with severe floods followed by a cholera epidemic in 1932 (link). “Discounting famines and pandemics, the 1931 Central China floods are generally considered the deadliest natural disaster of the 20th century.” (link)

China: Mar 2020 – Jan 2021 (esp. late Apr – early June 2020; and late Dec 2020 – early Jan 2021) — Increased focus on reforms, new goals, new vision, new leadership, participation in new international organizations (or under a new status), and new governmental structures or regulations (e.g., restructuring of the existing governmental bodies, changes in leadership [esp. leaders who have been in power for the previous 7-14-21-28 or so yrs.], corporate restructuring, new controls on how something is produced, scaling up existing projects to implement innovation on the industrial scale, etc.). This may especially involve areas related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, innovation, AI, high tech, social media platforms, internet, data processing, etc. 

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting in 2019, we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section below, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

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

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

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. This week through early September 2020, this influence is quite strong and peaks on Aug 31 – Sep 03.

Global: On-off all year (intensified especially in August and November of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). For the USA, the month of August (esp. 13-21) may bring increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function. For China, Aug 9-17 may be significant and may see increased focus on healthcare, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, pollution, recycling, etc. 

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL: Globally, Sep 10-12, 2020 — Increased news related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. The news may be slightly stressful (e.g., concerns about pollution, important negotiations, some project stalls, etc.). 

Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.

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AUG 31, 2020 (MON): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). The mood may be more serious and practical with investors focusing on long-term gains, incl. the real-estate. There may be increased concerns about loans, rates, debt, mortgages, insurance, taxes, bankruptcies, etc.

The entire month of August, 2020 but especially Aug 10-31 — Tense times. Global unrest, angry clashes, and increased news about various problems (e.g., protests, accidents, etc.). Within this period:

  • Aug 28-31 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, and so on. At the same time, there may be increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with sales, agreements, and profits — there may be slight concerns about these areas. 
  • Aug 26-31 (esp. 27-30) — Increased news related to negotiations, sales, and/or transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. Also, increased focus on pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, excessively wet weather, floods, maritime incidents, navy, water pollution, as well as music, videos, drugs, and religion. There may be changes in the value (possibly up) of the related products and businesses. On the other hand, there may also be an excess of the available products or events — so this could manifest as, for ex., too much water flooding farmlands leading to the increase in the food prices. Given other tense transits unfolding in the background, the excess of water could come from the rain, or from a burst of the dam or some large structure collapsing. 

USA: Aug 30-31 — Increased probability of positive news for the areas related to retail sales, social media, cars, airplanes, education, and communication/transportation in general. We may near about increased earnings, higher sales, increased investments, stock prices going up, greater stability, or improved conditions favoring growth (like a tax break).

USA: Aug 31- Sep 1 — Increased focus on oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. We may hear about a sale, acquisition, deal, or an announcement (this may involve transportation in some way, like an announcement about transportation of oil or chemicals).

USA: Aug 24 – Sep 6 (esp. Sep 3-4) — Increased focus on finance, earnings, assets, banks, financial institutions, financial policies, rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, bankruptcies, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over police or military costs, etc. There may be fighting over tax breaks, financial aid (esp. for farmers or companies that produce food or are involved in homeland security), or some fiscal policy. Or, a policy may come out that adjusts police or military funding, or affects expenses associated with weapons. Finally, we may hear about changes in the prices of some weapons or military-related supplies, or there may be news about a large expense in this area (e.g., some governmental authority makes a large purchase of ammunition and this elicits anger or protests). Concerns about earnings, financial institutions, and debt may remain strong in September 2020. In November 2020, some governmental regulations may be put in place to provide support or to better control financial flow/transactions or to increase earnings by imposing some limitations (import quotas? tariffs?).

China: Aug 26-31 (esp. the 30th) — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with uncontrolled expansion, uncontrolled water flow, massive spread of some pollutant/disease, excessive expenses, escape from some hidden/secret location, crossing or expanding the borders, bursting through the wall or containment, pushing the limits, etc. There may be announcements about large investments in or profits associated with areas above (e.g., vaccines, innovations in medicine, new recycling methods, navy-related activities, gas/oil/chemicals, etc.). There is also an increased potential for maritime disasters, water-related disasters, major pharmaceutical breakthrough or an outbreak of some diseases, events that lead to water pollution or nuclear contamination, or some other large scale problems (e.g., spread of infectious diseases or some large scale poisoning). The cause of the problem may be spying/hacking activities, manipulative attacks, secret betrayals, [dirty] secrets revealed, scandals about some wide-spread lie, and so on. Additionally, there may be concerns about soil erosion, soil stability, soil liquefaction, structural stability of large buildings made of stone and metal, etc. (some strong force may be pushing on a large structure underground/under water). (3 Gorges Dam problems? bridges or buildings damaged due to floods?) If some hidden issue is uncovered at this time, the ramifications may be significant and lead to an overhaul of that business entity, structure, or even industry. If a large scale disaster strikes (e.g., Yangtze river flooding destroys crops, dams fail, polluted water spreads diseases, etc.), the effort to correct the situation will be truly massive on a scale not previously seen in China’s history. On the positive note, it may lead to reforms and a total overhaul and rebuilding.

SEP 01, 2020 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go down (60%).

Sep 1-3 — Concerns about decreased value, decreased earnings (esp. related to real-estate or banks’ assets in general), decreased cash flow or cash availability, problems with financial institutions or banks, or issues with assets, rates, savings, etc. The mood may be more practical/realistic with focus on slow long term growth and safe investments (esp. real estate or land). 

SEP 02, 2020 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). Possible positive news for IT, telecoms, social media, aerospace, electric vehicles, power generating companies, manufacturers of electronic gadgets, etc. as well as fintech, cryptocurrencies, and financial institutions employing the latest advanced technologies. We may also hear about some advances or surprising developments in the area of health; governmental services, including post office / mail delivery; and bookkeeping/accounting (e.g., an innovation that allows for automated calculation of some health info or for sending healthcare data). 

SEP 03, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (65%).

SEP 04, 2020 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (55%). 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated):

NEW Global: Sep 10-12, 2020 — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. We may hear about new treatments, vaccines, sales of pharmaceuticals, new rules on “social distancing” or travel that aim to curb the spread of a virus, minimize pollution, or reduce exposure to some disease or chemical. Mental health and religion, drugs, medicines, or addictive substances may be featured in the news more prominently than usual (e.g., some famous actor is admitted to rehab, a new drug is announced, etc.). Oil and gas prices may fluctuate (possibly down) and trigger a small drop in the markets.

NEW Global: Sep 14-15, 2020 — Increased focus on banks, finance, earnings, cryptocurrencies, Forex, and gold. There may be unexpected developments (or expected developments coming earlier than scheduled) and increased volatility in currency prices, esp. EUR/USD. Gold (and possibly silver) value may go up.

NEW Global: November 2020 (esp. 2nd and 3rd week) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The same time period (esp. around Nov 13 +- a few days) may coincide with a major TOP or BOTTOM of the stock market (my guess is TOP at this time).

NEW USA: US Presidential election 2020 on November 3, 2020 — A very preliminary look (only looking at the natal charts of Joe Biden and Donald Trump) shows the transits for that day to be more prominently aspecting Trump’s chart. Whatever the outcome, Trump will likely subjectively feel that the outcome is aligned with his life’s purpose (as in, he may feel the outcome was fated or meant to be). 

NEW USA: September – December 2020 — Increased focus on finance, earnings, assets, banks, financial institutions, financial policies, rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, bankruptcies, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over police or military costs, etc. Concerns about earnings, financial institutions, and debt may remain strong in September 2020 and then re-ignite in late December 2020 through early January 2021. In November 2020, some governmental regulations may be put in place to provide support to banks/financial institutions [through “tough love” approach, like by asking them to cut operational costs], better control financial flow/transactions, or to increase earnings by imposing some limitations (import quotas? tariffs?). In November, we may also hear about restructuring of banks/financial institutions, reduction in the number of locations, reduced services, or some other losses or voluntary cuts.

NEW China: October – December 2020 — Heightened risk of dangerous situations due to floods, infectious diseases, pollution, etc. (esp. the week of Oct 12, the week of Nov 9, and mid-December). Also, increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, or some other disasters/accidents that involve old structures, ancient sites, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, dams, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water).

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

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

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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Aug 24-30, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel. 

Global: 2019-2020 — Slowly unfolding Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This conjunction’s effect will persist through 2020 (esp. in January when it is exact). Previous times of hard transits between Saturn and Pluto (0, 90, and 180 degrees) have coincided with increase in military activities, terrorist attacks, and seismic activity. Thus, this time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits to Pluto/Saturn conjunction from Mars  and Jupiter, there may be an increase in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shaking” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) transiting through Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”? 😜😂 Update (06.23.19): On June 18, 2019 Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra set to launch in 2020. 

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: Dec 2019 through Dec 2020 — Increased focus on government, laws (esp. international laws, laws governing relations among entities comprising one country or union, laws governing status of governmental leaders, etc.), immigration status, older judges, controls imposed on international travel, limitations of higher education or struggles of higher ed institutions, etc. This is a beginning of a background influence that will be in place for about a year and will bring greater limitations or restructuring to the areas above — so tighter checks at the border, stricter immigration rules, decrease in the flow of immigrants, tougher standards for higher ed institutions (or decrease in enrollment or some other problems), increase in the number of governmental bodies and of their powers (esp. conservative), favorable time for large established  corporations (less risk, predictability, large governmental contracts, etc.), international negotiations taking on more reserved tone, harsher non-compliance penalties for international partners, etc. Also, focus on mining, steel/metals, coal, minerals, large scale construction projects (involving governments and large corporations), and excavation in general — these businesses may see expansions, restructuring, and/or new laws may be put in place that affect them (e.g., to facilitate shipments of products over long distances).

USA: Background influence that started around the end of Jan, 2020 and will continue through early Oct, 2020 and then will pick up again mid-Nov, 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021 — Expect increased focus on businesses related to communication, transportation, IT, retail sales, education, religion, immigration, law enforcement-related (incl. judges and police), as well as various agreements and negotiations. There may be significant changes, incl. new laws, end/beginning of new partnerships, withdrawal from or entering new international organizations, death/removal of leaders, changes in regulations (incl. international travel, shipments, tariffs, etc.), expansion or reduction of outlet locations on a massive scale (esp. internationally), and so on. For ex., we may hear about dramatic changes in the the sales. Also, similarly to the news about Microsoft closing their stores, we may hear about similar closures or relocations [to overseas?] announced by other businesses in the areas above. This includes businesses related to cars, phones, airplanes, schools, retail stores, newspapers, media outlets, IT, etc. There may be emphasis on new laws, immigration, international relations, or international connections as a reason for changes, or areas that are affected by changes. For ex., overseas sales are down, so locations close; or, domestic sales are down, so locations move overseas. The scale of changes is likely to be massive with a high probability of going overboard and “throwing the baby with the bathwater.” Decisions made earlier in the year may come to bite, be reversed, or have some follow up actions [e.g., another round of closures, changes in immigration policies, re-opening of the locations closed earlier in the year, etc.] come November, 2020 (mid-Nov 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021).

USA: Jan 27, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021  (in 2020, significant dates are Feb 14 – July 7 [esp. March 20-29]; Nov 16 – Dec 12) —  Significant news are possible related to international agreements, negotiations, diplomatic relations, partnerships, retail sales, media outlets, and communications/transportation in general. We may hear about an end of a cycle, bankruptcy, problems with taxes, concerns about loans/rates, death, spying, or hacking related to important businesses/entities in the areas above. For ex., we may hear about secret communication, secret manipulation, whistleblowing, etc. Some secret info may be revealed and/or the news may relate to companies that deal with underground locations (e.g., a coal or a mining company), trash, recycling, or nuclear power. Additionally, there may be increased news about maternal health, procreation, sexually transmitted diseases, or safety of children. We may hear about a revival of some old approach (e.g., an old retired leader is brought back), reorganization, or restructuring of a business in these same areas. The restructuring may be needed because of stricter governmental regulations, increased safety controls, efforts to prevent spying/hacking, initiatives to improve homeland security, efforts to improve the safety of women and children, etc. There may be concerns about increased governmental controls (e.g., controls imposed on financial flows, real estate investments, or food production), stricter guidelines for financial institutions, reduced cash flow, changes in taxes (incl. sales tax), insurance fraud, debt/loans, etc. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

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

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

China: 2020 — Increased news about hidden activities/lies, religion, movies, music, beverages, poisons and drugs. For ex., a powerful pollutant/chemical/poison/drug is identified as causing more damage than it was previously known or revealed, leading to increased control over its production/distribution or its removal; or, it is discovered that waste is not recycled properly and is polluting the environment (esp. water) to a greater than expected degree; or, it is discovered that an epidemic is spreading on a larger scale than it had previously been revealed (SARS-like outbreak?) — this may affect international and/or long-distance transportation; or, some deceptive international activity (e.g., hacking) yields greater than expected results (brings more power); etc. Given the recent news about an unidentified “new type of coronavirus” spreading in China, this may indeed grow into a larger issue over the next few months. At the same time, the true extent and/or the origin of the virus may remain hidden. Additionally, here is an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). All of these issues will continue to be hot topics in the upcoming months; however, this week may see a spike of concrete news or events with follow up events unfolding in subsequent months (e.g., in March of 2020).

China: Mar 2020 – Jan 2021 (esp. late Apr – early June 2020; and late Dec 2020 – early Jan 2021) — Increased focus on reforms, new goals, new vision, new leadership, participation in new international organizations (or under a new status), and new governmental structures or regulations (e.g., restructuring of the existing governmental bodies, changes in leadership [esp. leaders who have been in power for the previous 7-14-21-28 or so yrs.], corporate restructuring, new controls on how something is produced, scaling up existing projects to implement innovation on the industrial scale, etc.). This may especially involve areas related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, innovation, AI, high tech, social media platforms, internet, data processing, etc. 

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting in 2019, we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section below, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

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

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

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. This week through early September 2020, this influence is quite strong and peaks on Aug 24 – Sep 03 (esp. 29-30).

Global: On-off all year (intensified especially in August of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). For the USA, the month of August (esp. 13-21) may bring increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function. For China, Aug 9-17 may be significant and may see increased focus on healthcare, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, pollution, recycling, etc. 

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL: Globally, Aug 26-31 (esp. 29-30) — Increased news related to negotiations, sales, and/or transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. The news may be slightly stressful (e.g., a deal is not reached, a shipment is not allowed to go through, the details of the deal are unclear, and  so on). In the US, Aug 30-31 may also see increased focus on oil sales and prices (e.g., negotiations, deals, and projects related to oil transportation) — the news from the US will probably be positive (e.g., a large sale is made or some transportation deal is signed). In China, there will also be strong emphasis on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. at this time, esp. on 29-30 — specific events may include a large deal, a large discovery, a large disaster (dam bursts, ship sinks, etc.), or some other event that affects the value of the related products. 

Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.

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AUG 24, 2020 (MON): Strong influence; market may go up (60%).  Mon-Tue (24-25, esp. the 25th) may see increased market moves — possibly up on optimistic news from the US (e.g., increased earnings, improved real estate market conditions, increased bank assets/stability/profits, etc.) or on the news about some hopeful international developments. 

Regardless of the direction, Aug 24-26 may see increased news about international relations, agreements, sales, deals, embargoes, sanctions, tariffs, etc. The negotiations may involve governmental entities or large corporations and may relate to real estate, farming, food production, banks, bank assets, land, and homeland security. For ex., there may be news about a sale/acquisition of a company, piece of land, or property. The legal status of the deal may be questioned in the following weeks or some additional legal or transportation issues won’t be resolved until Sep-Oct 2020 (esp. around Sep 11- Oct 23). 

The entire month of August, 2020 but especially Aug 10-31 — Tense times. Global unrest, angry clashes, and increased news about various problems (e.g., protests, accidents, etc.). Within this period (this week through the 31st):

  • Aug 14-18 (esp. the 16th) — Greater than usual possibility of strong fires (probably accompanied by winds), notable solar events of some sort [strong solar flare?], or excessively hot weather (warmer than expected at this time of the year at a given location). If a fire breaks out at this time, it may be difficult to put out.
  • Aug 19-30 — Likely, continuing anti-governmental protests. Increased probability of large earthquakes (esp. 19-24), mudslides, volcanic eruptions, as well as attacks, protests [esp. anti-governmental or anti some large corporation], disasters (like large old structures collapsing), and various difficulties involving governmental officials, corporate leaders, military, weapons, and/or athletes who are extra macho and/or old, are fighters, racers, etc. Some situation may arise where a group that is protesting, attacking, or pushing aggressively for improvements may become a subject of harsh restrictions of have their effort stifled. Accidents or disasters in the news during this time may involve hot and fast moving objects coming to an abrupt stop (e.g., a hot racing car runs into a wall, an engine fails because an old steel part abruptly snaps under too much pressure, etc.) and/or there may be increased news about accidents involving construction sites, vehicles, or projects (e.g., fire at a high rise or old building under construction/repair, vehicular accident involving a large truck carrying some heavy equipment, etc.). On the positive side, this is a good time for breaking through various walls/obstacles — if some old structure needs to be demolished, for example, the demolition process will likely go faster than usual (although extra safety precautions are advised). 
  • Aug 28-31 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, and so on. At the same time, there may be increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with sales, agreements, and profits — there may be slight concerns about these areas. 

USA: Aug 24 – Sep 4 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over military costs, etc. There may be fighting over some fiscal policy or the policy may come out that adjusts military funding or expenses associated with weapons. 

AUG 25, 2020 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go up (60%).

AUG 26, 2020 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60%).

Aug 26-31 (esp. 27-30) — Increased news related to negotiations, sales, and/or transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. Also, increased focus on pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, excessively wet weather, floods, maritime incidents, navy, water pollution, as well as music, videos, drugs, and religion. There may be changes in the value (possibly up) of the related products and businesses. On the other hand, there may also be an excess of the available products or events — so this could manifest as, for ex., too much water flooding farmlands leading to the increase in the food prices. Given other tense transits unfolding in the background, the excess of water could come from the rain, or from a burst of the dam or some large structure collapsing. 

China: Aug 26-31 (esp. the 30th) — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with uncontrolled expansion, uncontrolled water flow, massive spread of some pollutant/disease, excessive expenses, escape from some hidden/secret location, crossing or expanding the borders, bursting through the wall or containment, pushing the limits, etc. There may be announcements about large investments in or profits associated with areas above (e.g., vaccines, innovations in medicine, new recycling methods, navy-related activities, gas/oil/chemicals, etc.). There is also an increased potential for maritime disasters, water-related disasters, major pharmaceutical breakthrough or an outbreak of some diseases, events that lead to water pollution or nuclear contamination, or some other large scale problems (e.g.,  spread of infectious diseases or some large scale poisoning). The cause of the problem may be spying/hacking activities, manipulative attacks, secret betrayals, [dirty] secrets revealed, scandals about some wide-spread lie, and so on. Additionally, there may be concerns about soil erosion, soil stability, soil liquefaction, structural stability of large buildings made of stone and metal, etc. (some strong force may be pushing on a large structure underground/under water). (3 Gorges Dam problems? bridges or buildings damaged due to floods?) If some hidden issue is uncovered at this time, the ramifications may be significant and lead to an overhaul of that business entity, structure, or even industry. If a large scale disaster strikes (e.g., Yangtze river flooding destroys crops, dams fail, polluted water spreads diseases, etc.), the effort to correct the situation will be truly massive on a scale not previously seen in China’s history. On the positive note, it may lead to reforms and a total overhaul and rebuilding.

AUG 27, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (65%).

AUG 28, 2020 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). Regardless of the direction, there may be a reversal in the market direction form Fr (Aug 28) to Mon (Aug 31).

Aug 28 – Sep 02 — The mood may be more serious and practical with investors focusing on long-term gains, incl. for the real-estate. On Aug 28th, there may be more concerns about the loans, rates, etc.; whereas on Sep 1-2, the concerns may focus on cash availability, decreased value, and decreased earnings (esp. related to real-estate or banks’ assets in general). 

Aug 29-30 — Eventful weekend. Likely, increased news about excessively wet weather (rains, floods, etc.). Strong focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, infectious diseases, beverages, water, water pollution, drugs, poisons, religion, music, movies, etc. We may hear about a large sale/acquisition, some important deal being signed (related to oil or pharmaceuticals), accidents, excessively wet weather, lies/manipulations, oil or gas transportation, and so on. The event will be significant and may possibly involve China (e.g., the country announces major progress in development of the Covid vaccine, invests in oil on a larger than before scale, pours money into a health reform, spends a large amount of money on the flood aftermath, suffers some disaster [related to water or poisons/pollution], etc. (More Yangtze river flooding? problems with the three Gorges Dam? contaminated water due to animal and human excrement? compromised underground waste storage? problems with nuclear power plants?)

USA: Aug 30-31 — Increased probability of positive news for the areas related to retail sales, social media, cars, airplanes, education, and communication/transportation in general. We may near about increased earnings, higher sales, increased investments, stock prices going up, greater stability, or improved conditions favoring growth (like a tax break).

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

Global: Sep 1-3 — Concerns about decreased earnings, decreased cash flow, problems with financial institutions or banks, or issues with assets, rates, savings, etc. The mood may be more practical/realistic with focus on slow long term growth and safe investments (esp. real estate or land).  

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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Aug 17-23, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel. 

Global: 2019-2020 — Slowly unfolding Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This conjunction’s effect will persist through 2020 (esp. in January when it is exact). Previous times of hard transits between Saturn and Pluto (0, 90, and 180 degrees) have coincided with increase in military activities, terrorist attacks, and seismic activity. Thus, this time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits to Pluto/Saturn conjunction from Mars  and Jupiter, there may be an increase in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shaking” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) transiting through Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”? 😜😂 Update (06.23.19): On June 18, 2019 Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra set to launch in 2020. 

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: Dec 2019 through Dec 2020 — Increased focus on government, laws (esp. international laws, laws governing relations among entities comprising one country or union, laws governing status of governmental leaders, etc.), immigration status, older judges, controls imposed on international travel, limitations of higher education or struggles of higher ed institutions, etc. This is a beginning of a background influence that will be in place for about a year and will bring greater limitations or restructuring to the areas above — so tighter checks at the border, stricter immigration rules, decrease in the flow of immigrants, tougher standards for higher ed institutions (or decrease in enrollment or some other problems), increase in the number of governmental bodies and of their powers (esp. conservative), favorable time for large established  corporations (less risk, predictability, large governmental contracts, etc.), international negotiations taking on more reserved tone, harsher non-compliance penalties for international partners, etc. Also, focus on mining, steel/metals, coal, minerals, large scale construction projects (involving governments and large corporations), and excavation in general — these businesses may see expansions, restructuring, and/or new laws may be put in place that affect them (e.g., to facilitate shipments of products over long distances).

USA: Background influence that started around the end of Jan, 2020 and will continue through early Oct, 2020 and then will pick up again mid-Nov, 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021 — Expect increased focus on businesses related to communication, transportation, IT, retail sales, education, religion, immigration, law enforcement-related (incl. judges and police), as well as various agreements and negotiations. There may be significant changes, incl. new laws, end/beginning of new partnerships, withdrawal from or entering new international organizations, death/removal of leaders, changes in regulations (incl. international travel, shipments, tariffs, etc.), expansion or reduction of outlet locations on a massive scale (esp. internationally), and so on. For ex., we may hear about dramatic changes in the the sales. Also, similarly to the news about Microsoft closing their stores, we may hear about similar closures or relocations [to overseas?] announced by other businesses in the areas above. This includes businesses related to cars, phones, airplanes, schools, retail stores, newspapers, media outlets, IT, etc. There may be emphasis on new laws, immigration, international relations, or international connections as a reason for changes, or areas that are affected by changes. For ex., overseas sales are down, so locations close; or, domestic sales are down, so locations move overseas. The scale of changes is likely to be massive with a high probability of going overboard and “throwing the baby with the bathwater.” Decisions made earlier in the year may come to bite, be reversed, or have some follow up actions [e.g., another round of closures, changes in immigration policies, re-opening of the locations closed earlier in the year, etc.] come November, 2020 (mid-Nov 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021).

USA: Jan 27, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021  (in 2020, significant dates are Feb 14 – July 7 [esp. March 20-29]; Nov 16 – Dec 12) —  Significant news are possible related to international agreements, negotiations, diplomatic relations, partnerships, retail sales, media outlets, and communications/transportation in general. We may hear about an end of a cycle, bankruptcy, problems with taxes, concerns about loans/rates, death, spying, or hacking related to important businesses/entities in the areas above. For ex., we may hear about secret communication, secret manipulation, whistleblowing, etc. Some secret info may be revealed and/or the news may relate to companies that deal with underground locations (e.g., a coal or a mining company), trash, recycling, or nuclear power. Additionally, there may be increased news about maternal health, procreation, sexually transmitted diseases, or safety of children. We may hear about a revival of some old approach (e.g., an old retired leader is brought back), reorganization, or restructuring of a business in these same areas. The restructuring may be needed because of stricter governmental regulations, increased safety controls, efforts to prevent spying/hacking, initiatives to improve homeland security, efforts to improve the safety of women and children, etc. There may be concerns about increased governmental controls (e.g., controls imposed on financial flows, real estate investments, or food production), stricter guidelines for financial institutions, reduced cash flow, changes in taxes (incl. sales tax), insurance fraud, debt/loans, etc. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

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

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

China: 2020 — Increased news about hidden activities/lies, religion, movies, music, beverages, poisons and drugs. For ex., a powerful pollutant/chemical/poison/drug is identified as causing more damage than it was previously known or revealed, leading to increased control over its production/distribution or its removal; or, it is discovered that waste is not recycled properly and is polluting the environment (esp. water) to a greater than expected degree; or, it is discovered that an epidemic is spreading on a larger scale than it had previously been revealed (SARS-like outbreak?) — this may affect international and/or long-distance transportation; or, some deceptive international activity (e.g., hacking) yields greater than expected results (brings more power); etc. Given the recent news about an unidentified “new type of coronavirus” spreading in China, this may indeed grow into a larger issue over the next few months. At the same time, the true extent and/or the origin of the virus may remain hidden. Additionally, here is an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). All of these issues will continue to be hot topics in the upcoming months; however, this week may see a spike of concrete news or events with follow up events unfolding in subsequent months (e.g., in March of 2020).

China: Mar 2020 – Jan 2021 (esp. late Apr – early June 2020; and late Dec 2020 – early Jan 2021) — Increased focus on reforms, new goals, new vision, new leadership, participation in new international organizations (or under a new status), and new governmental structures or regulations (e.g., restructuring of the existing governmental bodies, changes in leadership [esp. leaders who have been in power for the previous 7-14-21-28 or so yrs.], corporate restructuring, new controls on how something is produced, scaling up existing projects to implement innovation on the industrial scale, etc.). This may especially involve areas related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, innovation, AI, high tech, social media platforms, internet, data processing, etc. 

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting in 2019, we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section below, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

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

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

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. This week through early September 2020, this influence is quite strong and peaks on Aug 19 – Sep 03 (esp. 22-23 and 29).

Global: On-off all year (intensified especially in August of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). For the USA, the month of August (esp. 13-21) may bring increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function. For China, Aug 9-17 may be significant and may see increased focus on healthcare, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, pollution, recycling, etc. 

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL: Globally, Aug 29-30 — Increased news related to negotiations, sales, and/or transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. The news may be slightly stressful (e.g., a deal is not reached, a shipment is not allowed to go through, the details of the deal are unclear, and  so on). In the US, Aug 30-31 may also see increased focus on oil sales and prices (e.g., negotiations, deals, and projects related to oil transportation) — the news from the US will probably be positive (e.g., a large sale is made or some transportation deal is signed). Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.

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AUG 17, 2020 (MON): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). Increased news about military, sports/athletes (esp. young), fast-moving vehicles, and/or weapons in relation to retail sales, communication or transportation (e.g., increased sales of fast cars, discussions about imposing stricter age limits on the sales of some [dangerous] products or participation in risky activities, etc.).

Mon-Tue (17-18) may see increased focus on gold prices (possibly a drop) and on solar power. There may also be increased focus on prominent individuals and leaders of all kinds (e.g., politicians, actors, etc.) and their communication or travel. This may include news about some luxury trips, vehicles that these leaders use, their social media statements, relationships with journalists, media events, on-stage speeches, etc. Alternatively, the prominent persons in the news will be young (e.g., students, young athletes, young actors, young royalty, etc.) and/or there will be increased news related to teachers/education (probably positive news, such as to highlight some achievement).

The entire month of August, 2020 but especially Aug 10-28 — Tense times. Global unrest, angry clashes, and increased news about various problems (e.g., protests, accidents, etc.). Within this period (this week through the 28th):

  • Aug 14-18 (esp. the 16th) — Greater than usual possibility of strong fires (probably accompanied by winds), notable solar events of some sort [strong solar flare?], or excessively hot weather (warmer than expected at this time of the year at a given location). If a fire breaks out at this time, it may be difficult to put out.
  • Aug 19-28 — Likely, continuing anti-governmental protests. Increased probability of large earthquakes (esp. 19-24), mudslides, volcanic eruptions, as well as attacks, protests [esp. anti-governmental or anti some large corporation], disasters (like large old structures collapsing), and various difficulties involving governmental officials, corporate leaders, military, weapons, and/or athletes who are extra macho and/or old, are fighters, racers, etc. Some situation may arise where a group that is protesting, attacking, or pushing aggressively for improvements may become a subject of harsh restrictions of have their effort stifled. Accidents or disasters in the news during this time may involve hot and fast moving objects coming to an abrupt stop (e.g., a hot racing car runs into a wall, an engine fails because an old steel part abruptly snaps under too much pressure, etc.) and/or there may be increased news about accidents involving construction sites, vehicles, or projects (e.g., fire at a high rise or old building under construction/repair, vehicular accident involving a large truck carrying some heavy equipment, etc.). On the positive side, this is a good time for breaking through various walls/obstacles — if some old structure needs to be demolished, for example, the demolition process will likely go faster than usual (although extra safety precautions are advised). 

China: Aug 9-17 — Increased focus on healthcare, infectious diseases, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, gas, pollution, recycling, etc. There may be a lot of tensions, fighting, and arguments around these areas. The tensions may lead to military tensions or threats. Additionally, there may be flare ups of infectious diseases, problems with pharmaceuticals/drugs, increased number of accidents, large earthquakes, mudslides, and unrest/protests (esp. in places that are normally hidden, like prisons, hospitals or monasteries). Some secretive hidden manipulative activities may become public — these may involve China as the perpetrator or as the victim; either way, there may be a lot of anger around the issue(s). Some problems may occur near or under water (e.g., islands, dams, submarine, etc.) — these may involve fires, explosions, and release of pollutants into water. There will likely be a strong emphasis on anger over secrecy and deception. Secrecy or hidden manipulations may lead to rush decisions & risky financial activities and negatively affect the earnings; alternatively, aggressive push for higher earnings may lead to cover-ups or secretive [illegal] activities.  

USA: Aug 17-18 — Increased probability of positive news for the areas related to IT, telecoms, social media, airplanes, aerospace, high tech, etc. Companies in these areas may report greater than expected profits or some project may be reported to be doing better than expected. 

USA: Aug 13-21 — Increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function.

AUG 18, 2020 (TUE): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (55%).

AUG 19, 2020 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60%).

AUG 20, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go up (60%).

USA: Aug 20-21 — Increased probability of news about the leaders, celebrities, judges, professors, and other prominent individuals (esp. those with immigrant roots) involving finance, earnings, and taxes. Their income may increase, they may receive some financial support (e.g., tax break, loan, etc.), or be given some financial opportunities (e.g., so they can earn money more easily), but the development may also involve changes where these individuals will also have to pay more taxes or pay them quicker. The same sort of news may come up more generally about college students, foreign workers, or immigrants — that is, some tax breaks, loan opportunities, reduced insurance, etc. These news may bring the stock market up.

AUG 21, 2020 (FR): Strong influence; market may go up (60%).

Aug 22-23 (weekend) will likely be significant dates when concerns about various protests (esp. anti-governmental), accidents, attacks, and/or seismic activity may intensify. 

The following week, Mon-Tue (24-25, esp. the 25th) may see increased market moves — possibly up on optimistic news from the US (e.g., increased earnings, improved real estate market conditions, increased bank assets/stability/profits, etc.) or some hopeful international developments.  

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

USA: Aug 24 – Sep 4 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over military costs, etc. There may be fighting over some fiscal policy or the policy may come out that adjusts military funding or expenses associated with weapons. 

Global: Aug 28-31 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, and so on. At the same time, there may be increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with sales, agreements, and profits — there may be slight concerns about these areas. 

China: Aug 28-31 — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with uncontrolled expansion, excessive expenses, escape, crossing or expanding the borders, pushing the limits, etc. There may be announcements about large investments in or profits associated with areas above (e.g., vaccines, innovations in medicine, new recycling methods, navy-related activities, gas/oil/chemicals, etc.).

USA: Aug 30-31 — Increased probability of positive news for the areas related to retail sales, social media, cars, airplanes, education, and communication/transportation in general. We may near about increased earnings, greater stability, or improved conditions favoring growth.

Global: Sep 1-3 — Concerns about decreased earnings, decreased cash flow, problems with financial institutions or banks, or issues with assets, rates, savings, etc. The mood may be more practical/realistic with focus on slow long term growth and safe investments (esp. real estate or land).  

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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Aug 10-14, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel. 

Global: 2019-2020 — Slowly unfolding Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This conjunction’s effect will persist through 2020 (esp. in January when it is exact). Previous times of hard transits between Saturn and Pluto (0, 90, and 180 degrees) have coincided with increase in military activities, terrorist attacks, and seismic activity. Thus, this time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits to Pluto/Saturn conjunction from Mars  and Jupiter, there may be an increase in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shaking” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) transiting through Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”? 😜😂 Update (06.23.19): On June 18, 2019 Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra set to launch in 2020. 

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: Dec 2019 through Dec 2020 — Increased focus on government, laws (esp. international laws, laws governing relations among entities comprising one country or union, laws governing status of governmental leaders, etc.), immigration status, older judges, controls imposed on international travel, limitations of higher education or struggles of higher ed institutions, etc. This is a beginning of a background influence that will be in place for about a year and will bring greater limitations or restructuring to the areas above — so tighter checks at the border, stricter immigration rules, decrease in the flow of immigrants, tougher standards for higher ed institutions (or decrease in enrollment or some other problems), increase in the number of governmental bodies and of their powers (esp. conservative), favorable time for large established  corporations (less risk, predictability, large governmental contracts, etc.), international negotiations taking on more reserved tone, harsher non-compliance penalties for international partners, etc. Also, focus on mining, steel/metals, coal, minerals, large scale construction projects (involving governments and large corporations), and excavation in general — these businesses may see expansions, restructuring, and/or new laws may be put in place that affect them (e.g., to facilitate shipments of products over long distances).

USA: Background influence that started around the end of Jan, 2020 and will continue through early Oct, 2020 and then will pick up again mid-Nov, 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021 — Expect increased focus on businesses related to communication, transportation, IT, retail sales, education, religion, immigration, law enforcement-related (incl. judges and police), as well as various agreements and negotiations. There may be significant changes, incl. new laws, end/beginning of new partnerships, withdrawal from or entering new international organizations, death/removal of leaders, changes in regulations (incl. international travel, shipments, tariffs, etc.), expansion or reduction of outlet locations on a massive scale (esp. internationally), and so on. For ex., we may hear about dramatic changes in the the sales. Also, similarly to the news about Microsoft closing their stores, we may hear about similar closures or relocations [to overseas?] announced by other businesses in the areas above. This includes businesses related to cars, phones, airplanes, schools, retail stores, newspapers, media outlets, IT, etc. There may be emphasis on new laws, immigration, international relations, or international connections as a reason for changes, or areas that are affected by changes. For ex., overseas sales are down, so locations close; or, domestic sales are down, so locations move overseas. The scale of changes is likely to be massive with a high probability of going overboard and “throwing the baby with the bathwater.” Decisions made earlier in the year may come to bite, be reversed, or have some follow up actions [e.g., another round of closures, changes in immigration policies, re-opening of the locations closed earlier in the year, etc.] come November, 2020 (mid-Nov 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021).

USA: Jan 27, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021  (in 2020, significant dates are Feb 14 – July 7 [esp. March 20-29]; Nov 16 – Dec 12) —  Significant news are possible related to international agreements, negotiations, diplomatic relations, partnerships, retail sales, media outlets, and communications/transportation in general. We may hear about an end of a cycle, bankruptcy, problems with taxes, concerns about loans/rates, death, spying, or hacking related to important businesses/entities in the areas above. For ex., we may hear about secret communication, secret manipulation, whistleblowing, etc. Some secret info may be revealed and/or the news may relate to companies that deal with underground locations (e.g., a coal or a mining company), trash, recycling, or nuclear power. Additionally, there may be increased news about maternal health, procreation, sexually transmitted diseases, or safety of children. We may hear about a revival of some old approach (e.g., an old retired leader is brought back), reorganization, or restructuring of a business in these same areas. The restructuring may be needed because of stricter governmental regulations, increased safety controls, efforts to prevent spying/hacking, initiatives to improve homeland security, efforts to improve the safety of women and children, etc. There may be concerns about increased governmental controls (e.g., controls imposed on financial flows, real estate investments, or food production), stricter guidelines for financial institutions, reduced cash flow, changes in taxes (incl. sales tax), insurance fraud, debt/loans, etc. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

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

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

China: 2020 — Increased news about hidden activities/lies, religion, movies, music, beverages, poisons and drugs. For ex., a powerful pollutant/chemical/poison/drug is identified as causing more damage than it was previously known or revealed, leading to increased control over its production/distribution or its removal; or, it is discovered that waste is not recycled properly and is polluting the environment (esp. water) to a greater than expected degree; or, it is discovered that an epidemic is spreading on a larger scale than it had previously been revealed (SARS-like outbreak?) — this may affect international and/or long-distance transportation; or, some deceptive international activity (e.g., hacking) yields greater than expected results (brings more power); etc. Given the recent news about an unidentified “new type of coronavirus” spreading in China, this may indeed grow into a larger issue over the next few months. At the same time, the true extent and/or the origin of the virus may remain hidden. Additionally, here is an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). All of these issues will continue to be hot topics in the upcoming months; however, this week may see a spike of concrete news or events with follow up events unfolding in subsequent months (e.g., in March of 2020).

China: Mar 2020 – Jan 2021 (esp. late Apr – early June 2020; and late Dec 2020 – early Jan 2021) — Increased focus on reforms, new goals, new vision, new leadership, participation in new international organizations (or under a new status), and new governmental structures or regulations (e.g., restructuring of the existing governmental bodies, changes in leadership [esp. leaders who have been in power for the previous 7-14-21-28 or so yrs.], corporate restructuring, new controls on how something is produced, scaling up existing projects to implement innovation on the industrial scale, etc.). This may especially involve areas related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, innovation, AI, high tech, social media platforms, internet, data processing, etc. 

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting in 2019, we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section below, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

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

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

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. This week, this influence is quite strong and peaks on Aug 11-16 (esp. the 11th and 16th).

Global: On-off all year (intensified especially in August of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). For the USA, the month of August (esp. 13-21) may bring increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function. For China, Aug 9-17 may be significant and may see increased focus on healthcare, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, pollution, recycling, etc. 

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL: Globally, Aug 29-30 — Increased news related to negotiations, sales, and/or transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. The news may be slightly stressful (e.g., a deal is not reached, a shipment is not allowed to go through, the details of the deal are unclear, and  so on). In the US, Aug 30-31 may also see increased focus on oil sales and prices (e.g., negotiations, deals, and projects related to oil transportation) — the news from the US will probably be positive (e.g., a large sale is made or some transportation deal is signed). Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.

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AUG 10, 2020 (MON): Strong influence; market may go up (60-65%). Increased probability of surprising developments related to IT, airlines, aerospace, telecoms, social media platform, on-line sales, high tech, electric devices, batteries, power plants, etc. as well as cryptocurrencies, fin tech, banks that are regarded as more technologically advanced, or financial institutions/projects that incorporate the most cutting edge technologies. The surprises may involve unexpected deals/agreements, abrupt start or ending of a project, power outages, announcement of a sale/acquisition, or some surprising communication/announcement (probably about leadership change, change in services provider, or pivot to focus on a new customer group [younger, students]). 

The entire month of August, 2020 but especially Aug 10-28 — Tense times. Global unrest, angry clashes, and increased news about various problems (e.g., protests, accidents, etc.). Within this period:

  • 10-16 — Intensified military tensions or more frequent skirmishes, increased news about violent attacks, protests, accidents, fires, explosions, fighting, etc. Fires/explosions/fighting may particularly involve governmental entities, large corporations, old established leaders, tall buildings, mountains, old/ancient buildings or sites, underground locations (like a mine, nuclear waste storage facility, or some underground archeological site), nuclear power plants, waste storage, mineral homes, prisons, etc. There may be attacks on or accidents involving old established leaders (incl. corporate and governmental entities). Additionally or alternatively, protests or fighting may involve militarized groups as well as elements involved in spying/hacking/sketchy activities. There may be fights between groups who are more openly militaristic or official army types and groups who are undercover/illegal/terrorist. There is also an increased potential of prominent athletes (esp. fighters or racers) suffering some attack or injury. Lastly, there is an increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, volcanic eruptions, etc. 
  • Aug 14-18 (esp. the 16th) — Greater than usual possibility of strong fires (probably accompanied by winds), notable solar events of some sort [strong solar flare?], or excessively hot weather (warmer than expected at this time of the year at a given location). If a fire breaks out at this time, it may be difficult to put out.
  • Aug 22-28 — Likely, continuing anti-governmental protests. Increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, volcanic eruptions, as well as attacks, protests [esp. anti-governmental or anti some large corporation], disasters (like large old structures collapsing),  and various difficulties involving military, weapons, and/or athletes who are extra macho and/or old, are fighters, racers, etc. Some situation may arise where a group that is protesting, attacking, or pushing aggressively for improvements may become a subject of harsh restrictions of have their effort stifled. Accidents or disasters in the news during this time may involve hot and fast moving objects coming to an abrupt stop (e.g., a hot racing car runs into a wall, an engine fails because an old steel part abruptly snaps under too much pressure, etc.).

USA: Aug 10-14 — Increased probability of positive news regarding earnings, long distance travel, import/export, immigration, and international affairs. A profitable deal may be reached, long distance travel conditions may improve, or some new act is passed that is seen as improving immigration policy.

China: Aug 9-17 — Increased focus on healthcare, infectious diseases, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, gas, pollution, recycling, etc. There may be a lot of tensions, fighting, and arguments around these areas. The tensions may lead to military tensions or threats. Additionally, there may be flare ups of infectious diseases, problems with pharmaceuticals/drugs, increased number of accidents, large earthquakes, mudslides, and unrest/protests (esp. in places that are normally hidden, like prisons, hospitals or monasteries). Some secretive hidden manipulative activities may become public — these may involve China as the perpetrator or as the victim; either way, there may be a lot of anger around the issue(s). Some problems may occur near or under water (e.g., islands, dams, submarine, etc.) — these may involve fires, explosions, and release of pollutants into water. There will likely be a strong emphasis on anger over secrecy and deception. Secrecy or hidden manipulations may lead to rush decisions & risky financial activities and negatively affect the earnings; alternatively, aggressive push for higher earnings may lead to cover-ups or secretive [illegal] activities.  

AUG 11, 2020 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go up (60%).

AUG 12, 2020 (WED): Strong influence; market may go up (60%).

AUG 13, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go up (60-65%).

USA: Aug 13-21 — Increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function.

AUG 14, 2020 (FR): Strong influence; market may go up (55%). Increased probability of an important announcement related to IT, communication/transportation (e.g., cars, social media, travel, etc.), retail sales, as well as women and children (esp. related to education). The announcement will likely be perceived positively by the public. 

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

USA: Aug 17-18 — Increased probability of positive news for the areas related to IT, telecoms, social media, airplanes, aerospace, high tech, etc. Companies in these areas may report greater than expected profits or some project may be reported to be doing better than expected.

USA: Aug 25 – Sep 4 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over military costs, etc. There may be fighting over some fiscal policy or the policy may come out that adjusts military funding or expenses associated with weapons. 

Global: Aug 28-31 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, and so on. At the same time, there may be increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with sales, agreements, and profits — there may be slight concerns about these areas. 

China: Aug 28-31 — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with uncontrolled expansion, excessive expenses, escape, crossing or expanding the borders, pushing the limits, etc. There may be announcements about large investments in or profits associated with areas above (e.g., vaccines, innovations in medicine, new recycling methods, navy-related activities, gas/oil/chemicals, etc.).

USA: Aug 30-31 — Increased probability of positive news for the areas related to retail sales, social media, cars, airplanes, education, and communication/transportation in general. We may near about increased earnings, greater stability, or improved conditions favoring growth.

Global: Sep 1-3 — Concerns about decreased earnings, decreased cash flow, problems with financial institutions or banks, or issues with assets, rates, savings, etc. The mood may be more practical/realistic with focus on slow long term growth and safe investments (esp. real estate or land).  

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

VIDEO: In the video version, I also review the previous week’s predictions. It is in a more rambling style 😉

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Aug 03-07, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel. 

Global: 2019-2020 — Slowly unfolding Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This conjunction’s effect will persist through 2020 (esp. in January when it is exact). Previous times of hard transits between Saturn and Pluto (0, 90, and 180 degrees) have coincided with increase in military activities, terrorist attacks, and seismic activity. Thus, this time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits to Pluto/Saturn conjunction from Mars  and Jupiter, there may be an increase in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shaking” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) transiting through Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”? 😜😂 Update (06.23.19): On June 18, 2019 Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra set to launch in 2020. 

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: Dec 2019 through Dec 2020 — Increased focus on government, laws (esp. international laws, laws governing relations among entities comprising one country or union, laws governing status of governmental leaders, etc.), immigration status, older judges, controls imposed on international travel, limitations of higher education or struggles of higher ed institutions, etc. This is a beginning of a background influence that will be in place for about a year and will bring greater limitations or restructuring to the areas above — so tighter checks at the border, stricter immigration rules, decrease in the flow of immigrants, tougher standards for higher ed institutions (or decrease in enrollment or some other problems), increase in the number of governmental bodies and of their powers (esp. conservative), favorable time for large established  corporations (less risk, predictability, large governmental contracts, etc.), international negotiations taking on more reserved tone, harsher non-compliance penalties for international partners, etc. Also, focus on mining, steel/metals, coal, minerals, large scale construction projects (involving governments and large corporations), and excavation in general — these businesses may see expansions, restructuring, and/or new laws may be put in place that affect them (e.g., to facilitate shipments of products over long distances).

USA: Background influence that started around the end of Jan, 2020 and will continue through early Oct, 2020 and then will pick up again mid-Nov, 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021 — Expect increased focus on businesses related to communication, transportation, IT, retail sales, education, religion, immigration, law enforcement-related (incl. judges and police), as well as various agreements and negotiations. There may be significant changes, incl. new laws, end/beginning of new partnerships, withdrawal from or entering new international organizations, death/removal of leaders, changes in regulations (incl. international travel, shipments, tariffs, etc.), expansion or reduction of outlet locations on a massive scale (esp. internationally), and so on. For ex., we may hear about dramatic changes in the the sales. Also, similarly to the news about Microsoft closing their stores, we may hear about similar closures or relocations [to overseas?] announced by other businesses in the areas above. This includes businesses related to cars, phones, airplanes, schools, retail stores, newspapers, media outlets, IT, etc. There may be emphasis on new laws, immigration, international relations, or international connections as a reason for changes, or areas that are affected by changes. For ex., overseas sales are down, so locations close; or, domestic sales are down, so locations move overseas. The scale of changes is likely to be massive with a high probability of going overboard and “throwing the baby with the bathwater.” Decisions made earlier in the year may come to bite, be reversed, or have some follow up actions [e.g., another round of closures, changes in immigration policies, re-opening of the locations closed earlier in the year, etc.] come November, 2020 (mid-Nov 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021).

USA: Jan 27, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021  (in 2020, significant dates are Feb 14 – July 7 [esp. March 20-29]; Nov 16 – Dec 12) —  Significant news are possible related to international agreements, negotiations, diplomatic relations, partnerships, retail sales, media outlets, and communications/transportation in general. We may hear about an end of a cycle, bankruptcy, problems with taxes, concerns about loans/rates, death, spying, or hacking related to important businesses/entities in the areas above. For ex., we may hear about secret communication, secret manipulation, whistleblowing, etc. Some secret info may be revealed and/or the news may relate to companies that deal with underground locations (e.g., a coal or a mining company), trash, recycling, or nuclear power. Additionally, there may be increased news about maternal health, procreation, sexually transmitted diseases, or safety of children. We may hear about a revival of some old approach (e.g., an old retired leader is brought back), reorganization, or restructuring of a business in these same areas. The restructuring may be needed because of stricter governmental regulations, increased safety controls, efforts to prevent spying/hacking, initiatives to improve homeland security, efforts to improve the safety of women and children, etc. There may be concerns about increased governmental controls (e.g., controls imposed on financial flows, real estate investments, or food production), stricter guidelines for financial institutions, reduced cash flow, changes in taxes (incl. sales tax), insurance fraud, debt/loans, etc. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

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

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

China: 2020 — Increased news about hidden activities/lies, religion, movies, music, beverages, poisons and drugs. For ex., a powerful pollutant/chemical/poison/drug is identified as causing more damage than it was previously known or revealed, leading to increased control over its production/distribution or its removal; or, it is discovered that waste is not recycled properly and is polluting the environment (esp. water) to a greater than expected degree; or, it is discovered that an epidemic is spreading on a larger scale than it had previously been revealed (SARS-like outbreak?) — this may affect international and/or long-distance transportation; or, some deceptive international activity (e.g., hacking) yields greater than expected results (brings more power); etc. Given the recent news about an unidentified “new type of coronavirus” spreading in China, this may indeed grow into a larger issue over the next few months. At the same time, the true extent and/or the origin of the virus may remain hidden. Additionally, here is an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). All of these issues will continue to be hot topics in the upcoming months; however, this week may see a spike of concrete news or events with follow up events unfolding in subsequent months (e.g., in March of 2020).

China: Mar 2020 – Jan 2021 (esp. late Apr – early June 2020; and late Dec 2020 – early Jan 2021) — Increased focus on reforms, new goals, new vision, new leadership, participation in new international organizations (or under a new status), and new governmental structures or regulations (e.g., restructuring of the existing governmental bodies, changes in leadership [esp. leaders who have been in power for the previous 7-14-21-28 or so yrs.], corporate restructuring, new controls on how something is produced, scaling up existing projects to implement innovation on the industrial scale, etc.). This may especially involve areas related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, innovation, AI, high tech, social media platforms, internet, data processing, etc. 

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting in 2019, we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section below, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

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

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

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. This week, this influence peaks on Aug 3-4.

Global: On-off all year (the next period of intensified energy is August of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). For the USA, the month of August (esp. 13-21) may bring increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function. For China, Aug 9-17 may be significant and may see increased focus on healthcare, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, pollution, recycling, etc. 

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL prices: Jul 26-28, 2020 — Increased focus on oil, gas, etc. prices (probably down on various concerns about retail sales, communication, and transportation) as well as a few large down days for the stock market in general (esp. Jul 27, 2020). Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.

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AUG 03, 2019 (MON): Very Strong influence; market may go up (55-60%). Increased market volatility and larger than usual market moves regardless of the direction. It’s possible that the market swings up earlier in the day, followed by profit taking and a large drop in the afternoon (or, market goes up on Mon followed by profit taking on Tue). Market moves on Monday will probably be affected by some developments in the US in the areas of finance, banking, rates, debt, loans, taxes, monetary policies, currencies, etc. (e.g., additional fiscal stimulus? earnings reports?). The events on the 3rd may be as a reaction to some developments over the weekend of Aug 1-2 — possibly, some new law or international agreement may be signed or take effect at that time. Finally, there may be increased news about military or weapons (e.g., some related new law is passed, an international agreement is reached, or a large shipment of weapons is scheduled).

Jul 30 – Aug 01 (esp. the 31st) — Increased focus on sales, communication about or transportation of materials derived from under ground, such as rocks and metals, or, on businesses/events related to mining, excavation, recycling, nuclear power, or secretive/illegal activities (spying/hacking/terrorism). Some agreements relate to these businesses may be in the works, or, there may be increased coverage in the news. The news may be slightly stressful, such as agreements aren’t proceeding well or a deal is reached through manipulation/pressure and is biased. The pressure/manipulation may come from some large established entity, such as a large corporation or government. Additionally, there may be some dispute or suspicious situation involving spying, hacking, or illegal sales (e.g., of land, building, or bank assets). Lastly, there may be increased focus on rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. — the news may be slightly stressful, such as some new approach is requested [by the public] (tax break? change in loan terms? better rates?), but the request is not answered. 

AUG 04, 2019 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

Aug 4-5 — Increased focus on earnings and expenses of companies related to IT, retail sales, social media, cars, airplanes, education, and communication/transportation in general. We may hear about increased earnings or decisive goals to increase earnings (through more sales, allowing more travel, raising prices, etc.).

AUG 05, 2019 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

AUG 06, 2019 (TH): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Increased focus on oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. There may be news about new projects or innovations; however, the details may be unclear. There may be a general feel of uncertainty or confusion today that could bring the market down.

China: Increased focus on partnerships, deals, and agreements. Some deals may be reached but China may perceive the conditions as being at odds with the country’s goals for development. Alternatively, the discussions may not result in agreements just yet, but reach a high point where China and its partner(s) are actively discussing some key issue related to China’s goals (esp. related to food, health, safety, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electricity/power, and high tech/innovative projects).

AUG 07, 2019 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated):

NEW China: Aug 9-17 — Increased focus on healthcare, infectious diseases, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, gas, pollution, recycling, etc. There may be a lot of tensions, fighting, and arguments around these areas. The tensions may lead to military tensions or threats. Additionally, there may be flare ups of infectious diseases, problems with pharmaceuticals/drugs, increased number of accidents, large earthquakes, mudslides, and unrest/protests (esp. in places that are normally hidden, like prisons, hospitals or monasteries). Some secretive hidden manipulative activities may become public — these may involve China as the perpetrator or as the victim; either way, there may be a lot of anger around the issue(s). Some problems may occur near or under water (e.g., islands, dams, submarine, etc.) — these may involve fires, explosions, and release of pollutants into water. There will likely be a strong emphasis on anger over secrecy and deception. Secrecy or hidden manipulations may lead to rush decisions & risky financial activities and negatively affect the earnings; alternatively, aggressive push for higher earnings may lead to cover-ups or secretive [illegal] activities.  

NEW Global: Aug 10-15 — Intensified military tensions or more frequent skirmishes, increased news about violent attacks, protests, accidents, fires, explosions etc. Fires/explosions/fighting may particularly involve governmental entities, large corporations, old established leaders, tall buildings, mountains, old/ancient buildings or sites, underground locations (like a mine, nuclear waste storage facility, or some underground archeological site), nuclear power plants, waste storage, mineral homes, prisons, etc. Additionally or alternatively, protests or fighting may involve militarized groups as well as elements involved in spying/hacking/sketchy activities. There may be fights between groups who are more openly militaristic or official army types and groups who are undercover/illegal/terrorist. There is also an increased potential of prominent athletes (esp. fighters or racers) suffering some attack or injury. Lastly, there is an increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, volcanic eruptions, etc.

NEW USA: Aug 10-14 — Increased probability of positive news regarding earnings, long distance travel, import/export, immigration, and international affairs. A profitable deal may be reached, long distance travel conditions may improve, or some new act is passed that is seen as improving immigration policy.

NEW USA: Aug 13-21 — Increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function.

NEW USA: Aug 17-18 — Increased probability of positive news for the areas related to IT, telecoms, social media, airplanes, aerospace, high tech, etc. Companies in these areas may report greater than expected profits or some project may be reported to be doing better than expected.

NEW Global: Aug 22-28 — Tense times; continuing anti-governmental protests. Increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, volcanic eruptions, as well as attacks, protests [esp. anti-governmental or anti some large corporation], disasters (like large old structures collapsing),  and various difficulties involving military, weapons, and/or athletes who are extra macho and/or old, are fighters, racers, etc. Some situation may arise where a group that is protesting, attacking, or pushing aggressively for improvements may become a subject of harsh restrictions of have their effort stifled. Accidents or disasters in the news during this time may involve hot and fast moving objects coming to an abrupt stop (e.g., a hot racing car runs into a wall, an engine fails because an old steel part abruptly snaps under too much pressure, etc.).

NEW USA: Aug 25 – Sep 4 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over military costs, etc. There may be fighting over some fiscal policy or the policy may come out that adjusts military funding or expenses associated with weapons. 

NEW Global: Aug 28-31 — Increased news about financial institutions, banks, earnings, assets, rates, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, debt, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, and so on. At the same time, there may be increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with sales, agreements, and profits — there may be slight concerns about these areas. 

NEW China: Aug 28-31 — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. The news may have to do with uncontrolled expansion, excessive expenses, escape, crossing or expanding the borders, pushing the limits, etc. There may be announcements about large investments in or profits associated with areas above (e.g., vaccines, innovations in medicine, new recycling methods, navy-related activities, gas/oil/chemicals, etc.).

NEW USA: Aug 30-31 — Increased probability of positive news for the areas related to retail sales, social media, cars, airplanes, education, and communication/transportation in general. We may near about increased earnings, greater stability, or improved conditions favoring growth.

NEW Global: Sep 1-3 — Concerns about decreased earnings, decreased cash flow, problems with financial institutions or banks, or issues with assets, rates, savings, etc. The mood may be more practical/realistic with focus on slow long term growth and safe investments (esp. real estate or land).  

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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July 27-31, 2020: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Video with 2020 predictions on my YouTube channel. 

Global: 2019-2020 — Slowly unfolding Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This conjunction’s effect will persist through 2020 (esp. in January when it is exact). Previous times of hard transits between Saturn and Pluto (0, 90, and 180 degrees) have coincided with increase in military activities, terrorist attacks, and seismic activity. Thus, this time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits to Pluto/Saturn conjunction from Mars  and Jupiter, there may be an increase in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shaking” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) transiting through Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”? 😜😂 Update (06.23.19): On June 18, 2019 Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra set to launch in 2020. 

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: Dec 2019 through Dec 2020 — Increased focus on government, laws (esp. international laws, laws governing relations among entities comprising one country or union, laws governing status of governmental leaders, etc.), immigration status, older judges, controls imposed on international travel, limitations of higher education or struggles of higher ed institutions, etc. This is a beginning of a background influence that will be in place for about a year and will bring greater limitations or restructuring to the areas above — so tighter checks at the border, stricter immigration rules, decrease in the flow of immigrants, tougher standards for higher ed institutions (or decrease in enrollment or some other problems), increase in the number of governmental bodies and of their powers (esp. conservative), favorable time for large established  corporations (less risk, predictability, large governmental contracts, etc.), international negotiations taking on more reserved tone, harsher non-compliance penalties for international partners, etc. Also, focus on mining, steel/metals, coal, minerals, large scale construction projects (involving governments and large corporations), and excavation in general — these businesses may see expansions, restructuring, and/or new laws may be put in place that affect them (e.g., to facilitate shipments of products over long distances).

USA: Background influence that started around the end of Jan, 2020 and will continue through early Oct, 2020 and then will pick up again mid-Nov, 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021 — Expect increased focus on businesses related to communication, transportation, IT, retail sales, education, religion, immigration, law enforcement-related (incl. judges and police), as well as various agreements and negotiations. There may be significant changes, incl. new laws, end/beginning of new partnerships, withdrawal from or entering new international organizations, death/removal of leaders, changes in regulations (incl. international travel, shipments, tariffs, etc.), expansion or reduction of outlet locations on a massive scale (esp. internationally), and so on. For ex., we may hear about dramatic changes in the the sales. Also, similarly to the news about Microsoft closing their stores, we may hear about similar closures or relocations [to overseas?] announced by other businesses in the areas above. This includes businesses related to cars, phones, airplanes, schools, retail stores, newspapers, media outlets, IT, etc. There may be emphasis on new laws, immigration, international relations, or international connections as a reason for changes, or areas that are affected by changes. For ex., overseas sales are down, so locations close; or, domestic sales are down, so locations move overseas. The scale of changes is likely to be massive with a high probability of going overboard and “throwing the baby with the bathwater.” Decisions made earlier in the year may come to bite, be reversed, or have some follow up actions [e.g., another round of closures, changes in immigration policies, re-opening of the locations closed earlier in the year, etc.] come November, 2020 (mid-Nov 2020 to mid-Feb, 2021).

USA: Jan 27, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021  (in 2020, significant dates are Feb 14 – July 7 [esp. March 20-29]; Nov 16 – Dec 12) —  Significant news are possible related to international agreements, negotiations, diplomatic relations, partnerships, retail sales, media outlets, and communications/transportation in general. We may hear about an end of a cycle, bankruptcy, problems with taxes, concerns about loans/rates, death, spying, or hacking related to important businesses/entities in the areas above. For ex., we may hear about secret communication, secret manipulation, whistleblowing, etc. Some secret info may be revealed and/or the news may relate to companies that deal with underground locations (e.g., a coal or a mining company), trash, recycling, or nuclear power. Additionally, there may be increased news about maternal health, procreation, sexually transmitted diseases, or safety of children. We may hear about a revival of some old approach (e.g., an old retired leader is brought back), reorganization, or restructuring of a business in these same areas. The restructuring may be needed because of stricter governmental regulations, increased safety controls, efforts to prevent spying/hacking, initiatives to improve homeland security, efforts to improve the safety of women and children, etc. There may be concerns about increased governmental controls (e.g., controls imposed on financial flows, real estate investments, or food production), stricter guidelines for financial institutions, reduced cash flow, changes in taxes (incl. sales tax), insurance fraud, debt/loans, etc. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

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

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

China: 2020 — Increased news about hidden activities/lies, religion, movies, music, beverages, poisons and drugs. For ex., a powerful pollutant/chemical/poison/drug is identified as causing more damage than it was previously known or revealed, leading to increased control over its production/distribution or its removal; or, it is discovered that waste is not recycled properly and is polluting the environment (esp. water) to a greater than expected degree; or, it is discovered that an epidemic is spreading on a larger scale than it had previously been revealed (SARS-like outbreak?) — this may affect international and/or long-distance transportation; or, some deceptive international activity (e.g., hacking) yields greater than expected results (brings more power); etc. Given the recent news about an unidentified “new type of coronavirus” spreading in China, this may indeed grow into a larger issue over the next few months. At the same time, the true extent and/or the origin of the virus may remain hidden. Additionally, here is an increased probability of a large earthquake, mudslide, or some other disaster/accident that involves old structures, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water). All of these issues will continue to be hot topics in the upcoming months; however, this week may see a spike of concrete news or events with follow up events unfolding in subsequent months (e.g., in March of 2020).

China: Mar 2020 – Jan 2021 (esp. late Apr – early June 2020; and late Dec 2020 – early Jan 2021) — Increased focus on reforms, new goals, new vision, new leadership, participation in new international organizations (or under a new status), and new governmental structures or regulations (e.g., restructuring of the existing governmental bodies, changes in leadership [esp. leaders who have been in power for the previous 7-14-21-28 or so yrs.], corporate restructuring, new controls on how something is produced, scaling up existing projects to implement innovation on the industrial scale, etc.). This may especially involve areas related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, innovation, AI, high tech, social media platforms, internet, data processing, etc. 

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting in 2019, we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section below, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

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

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

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. This week, this influence peaks on Jul 27.

Global: On-off all year (the next period of intensified energy is August of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring). For the USA, the month of August (esp. 13-21) may bring increased focus on governmental and corporate leadership changes, power shifts, and restructuring as well as rates, loans, debt, and bankruptcies (esp. related to retail sales, communication/transportation, travel, social media, news papers, car manufacturers, rental car businesses, etc.). There may also be concerns about or significant changes related to schools, real estate, farming and food production — we may hear about increased regulations, delays, shortages, lack of safety, or major changes in how these businesses function. For China, Aug 9-17 may be significant and may see increased focus on healthcare, pharma, navy, secretive activities, chemicals, oil, pollution, recycling, etc.

Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).

China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.

OIL prices: Jul 26-28, 2020 — Increased focus on oil, gas, etc. prices (probably down on various concerns about retail sales, communication, and transportation) as well as a few large down days for the stock market in general (esp. Jul 27, 2020). Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.

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JUL 27, 2019 (MON): Strong influence; market may go down (65-70%). Likely, larger than usual market moves regardless of the direction. Down influence is stronger in the pre-open and early morning; the direction may turn to up in the afternoon or on Tue.

Jul 26-29, 2020 — Increased concerns about the value or sales of oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, etc. There may also be increased news about navy, ships, transportation over water, transportation of oil or gas or chemicals, water pollution, religion, mental health, beverages, poisons, and so on — the news will likely be stressful or involve some sort of a [likely financial] problem, like a sale/purchase of oil can’t go through; a ship can’t come/leave; oil/gas/chemicals cannot be transported; oil transportation costs are deemed too high; the price of some medicine skyrockets or falls dramatically; a prominent religious figure or an actor gains attention for overspending, donating, or mishandling the money; etc. There may also be concerns about reduced profits, esp. for retail sales, education, and communication/transportation-related businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

USA: Jul 27-28 (esp. the 28th) — Positive news (e.g., improved earnings, additional funding, increased value, permissions granted, or other beneficial developments) in the areas related to sports, racing, engines, military, as well as stock market, entertainment industry, and casinos. Their value may increase or they may report higher than expected profits. There may also be increased news about agreements with international partners — deals reached at this time may appear to be profitable at first glance but the initial optimism may be based on false assumptions, confusion, omissions, or lies. The confusing/deceptive part will probably involve the true cost/expense or the value — the expenses may end up being much higher or the value may end up being significantly different from the initial estimates. The deals may involve weapons/military as well as oil, gas, chemicals, navy, etc.

China: Jul 27-28 — Possibly, some important public announcement or an event that affects large groups of people and is related to the country’s goals and ambitions (esp. in the area of finance and banking). This will probably involve the goals of increasing profits, better managing financial investments, regulating risky financial activities, offering financial help, etc.

JUL 28, 2019 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go up (60%). 

USA: Jul 28-31 (esp. the 29th), 2020 — Increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, navy, marine life, water pollution, etc. as well as real estate, food production, and homeland security. There may be concerns about decreased earnings, loss of value, lack of financing, or excessive prices. 

JUL 29, 2019 (WED): Medium influence; market may go down (55-60%). 

Jul 29-30 — Increased focus on some international deal or agreement.  This may relate to immigration, education, travel, communication, and transportation. It may involve legalizing something, implementing a new law, opening/closing retail locations or travel hubs, or opening/shutting transportation routes.

JUL 30, 2019 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

Jul 30 – Aug 01 (esp. the 31st) — Increased focus on sales, communication about or transportation of materials derived from under ground, such as rocks and metals, or, on businesses/events related to mining, excavation, recycling, nuclear power, or secretive/illegal activities (spying/hacking/terrorism). Some agreements relate to these businesses may be in the works, or, there may be increased coverage in the news. The news may be slightly stressful, such as agreements aren’t proceeding well or a deal is reached through manipulation/pressure and is biased. The pressure/manipulation may come from some large established entity, such as a large corporation or government. Additionally, there may be some dispute or suspicious situation involving spying, hacking, or illegal sales (e.g., of land, building, or bank assets). Lastly, there may be increased focus on rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. — the news may be slightly stressful, such as some new approach is requested [by the public] (tax break? change in loan terms? better rates?), but the request is not answered. 

JUL 31, 2019 (FR): Medium influence; market may go down (60%). 

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

Global: Aug 3, 2020 (Mon) — Likely, increased market volatility and a large market move (possibly up). The move may be quite large, regardless of the direction. This will probably be related to the developments in the US, particularly, in the areas of finance, banking, rates, debt, loans, taxes, etc. The events on the 3rd may be as a reaction to some developments over the weekend of Aug 1-2 — possibly, some new law or international agreement may be signed or take effect at that time. 

Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity. 

Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.  

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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