Globally, key areas of focus this the week will be IT industry, telecoms, electronics, digital currencies, internet media, telecoms, electricity producers, electric car manufactures, and aerospace, as well as oil and gold (relates to news from the US).
USA: The focus on leaders (esp. their international popularity or connections), international relationships, higher education, taxes, investments, and insurance will remain and should be quite strong the entire week (this influence will continue for a few months). There may news about laws and/or international developments affecting these areas (e.g., some new law affecting taxation of earnings from international ventures, changes in how financial institutions lend or invest money, or some sort of governmental regulation of how lenders operate).
USA: Another slowly-unfolding influence that will be in effect all week as well as the next several months relates to innovation, inspiration, hope, deception, or confusion in the area of international relationships, country’s goals/vision for the future, as well as the following industries: IT, electronics, digital currencies, internet media, telecoms, electricity producers, electric car manufactures, and aerospace.
We will likely hear about matters related to religion, faith/hope, healthcare, chemicals, drugs, oil, movie industry, or water/navy affecting international agreements, partnerships, and industries above. There may be misunderstandings or misplaced hopes about some international agreements, deception by partners, agreements or new ventures that are based on faith and hope as opposed to hard facts, partnerships or agreements that form because of developments in oil industry, innovations in electronics that somehow use water, developments in the electric car manufacturing related to changes in oil prices, movie or video production changes that affect telecoms or electronic equipment, etc.
AUG 17, 2015 (MON): Weak-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is stronger in the afternoon.
AUG 18, 2015 (TUE): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). In the early morning or pre-open there may be (probably stressful or confusing) news about oil, water/navy, chemicals, drugs, or healthcare — if so, the news may bring the market down in the morning. The issue may involve military leaders not reaching an agreement on some issue related to oil and/or navy, or, it could involve risky investments in oil/healthcare/chemicals/etc. that are now somehow stuck in a limbo or cause frustration, or, it could involve fires that compromise water/oil source. This influence will remain active for a few days, so the situation (e.g., some frustrating discussions or dealing with fire) may continue to evolve through about Aug 22 (Sat).
Aug 18-20 (esp. early am on the 19th): There may be some excitement and (likely positive) news about IT, electronics, internet media, telecoms, electricity producers, electric car manufactures, and/or aerospace (e.g., increased profits, innovation, new [female] leader, female leader doing well, etc.). At the same time, there may be a feeling that some info is missing or insufficient to reach a decision or some issue needs to be clarified (so that an action can be taken). Also, there may be increased focus on forex market or digital currencies; the news will probably be positive and/or highlight the need for [radical] action as opposed to the compromise/playing nice.
AUG 19, 2015 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%).
USA: Possibly, increased news about silver and gold prices (probably a drop), as well as communication and transportation industries and retail sales (probably minor negative news or some issue is highlighted that needs resolution).
AUG 20, 2015 (TH): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
AUG 21, 2015 (FR): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). The up influence is mostly to due to an expectation of positive news from the US.
USA: Increased news about international relationships, country’s goals/vision for the future, as well as the following industries: IT, electronics, digital currencies, internet media, telecoms, electricity producers, electric car manufactures, and aerospace. The news may relate to someone’s leadership (person or company) and that entity taking a decisive action to promote the country’s goals and enhance international ties with partners. There may also be positive news from the US about electric engines or vehicles (esp. those used for military purposes and/or aerospace).
Glance ahead: There seems to be a lot of talk of some disaster to hit in September, so I glanced at the ephemerides for the upcoming months. Very briefly,
Sep: I don’t see early- to mid-September being horrible, although the end of the month may see some problems arise. With Jupiter opposing Neptune in mid-Sep the mood may be extra hopeful and starry-eyed — there may be some misplaced hope or delusional optimism that will not hinge on any facts and the market may go up on these hopes or idealistic beliefs. This influence will also likely affect oil prices (my guess is they will temporarily go up but for the “wrong” reasons, like misplaced hope, deception, confusion, insufficient info, to overcompensate for something, etc.). Also, for those in the movie industry or photography — mid-Sep will be a fantastic time for shooting movies and photos or for releasing films. Alcohol and/or soft drink sales may be up as well; at least, there may be increased attention to their sales and effect on health.
On the weekend of Sep 19-20, there may be bad/stressful news about gold/silver, with their price dropping. From Sep 21 through early Oct, stressful news and concerns about economy may increase; these may focus on oil and mining. The chance of earthquakes or accidents involving mines, water, or oil will also increase.
Oct: Weekend of Oct 3-4 may see additional news about gold, with a possible drop. The week of Oct 5 does have a potential for increased violence, accidents, and protests. The market drop is possible as well. The week of Oct 12 looks significant as well, with a larger than usual move on Monday likely (direction tbd).
Nov-Dec: These months look not-so-amazing in terms of market/economy. The key areas of concern are US financial industry and oil (or alternatively or additionally, water, drugs, chemicals, and healthcare). US banks and any lending institutions may experience pressure from various governmental or industry regulators. Oil prices will probably dip further. At least, there will be serious concerns about the oil, its availability, and ability to be produced. The possibility of miners’ strikes, or accidents related to mines, earthquakes, water, and oil will increase.
I definitely underestimated the potential of a precise Pluto/US Sun opposition to bring the market down on Th.-Fr. That was some spectacular market drop. 🙂
Astrologically, market dive this week coincided with an exact opposition of transiting Pluto to US Sun. Now, I knew that the aspect was precise this week (Aug 17, 2015). But, given that Pluto transits very slowly (its transits unfold over 2-3 yrs.), I didn’t expect it to affect daily market moves. Note that the biggest drops occurred on Aug 20-21 and not 17 – I believe they were triggered by a fast-moving Mercury’s square to US Mars (precise on Aug 20) and conjunction to US Neptune (Aug 21).
When will this aspect happen next time? Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2015. We can see another big drop then. Also, Pluto will also square US Saturn (ruler of the 2nd house of banks in the US chart) on Dec 24, 2015 – this too looks like a possible time for a market drop or it may manifest as bank-related concerns. I summarized my analysis in a separate post: https://tolstunka.com/2015/08/22/pluto-opposition-us-sun-the-dow-fell-almost-6-the-week-of-august-17-2015-will-there-be-a-deja-vu-on-october-30-2015/.