Global: Early Sep to third week of Sep (esp. Sep 16-17) — News related to water, oil, drugs, chemicals, alcohol, deceases, spirituality/religion, and healthcare may come into focus (to peak around mid-September). The focus will likely be on abundance and excess (e.g., too much oil, flooding, going overboard with religious fanaticism, spread of diseases, spread of drugs/chemicals/water pollution, etc.). Illusions, delusions, or deceptions, can find more support than usual — investors may be swayed by some beautiful vision and overlook the details/fine print or facts. On the other hand, this is a good time for the movie industry, photography, selling alcohol, surfing boards, music, preaching, etc. — audiences will crave an escape from the “harsh reality” into the world of magic or inspiration more than usual.
USA: Sep 1-15 (esp. Sep 7) — Positive news about expansion of international relationships and country’s future goals and vision; increased optimism about the economy.
USA: Feb 2015 — March 2016 (esp. late March/early April 2015, and Sep 2015 through Feb 2016) — Major changes in international relationships. This is a very slow gradual change with the ultimate effect of dissolving old ties and alliances. In the process, there will be a lot of confusion and possible deception and disillusion (e.g., partners fail to follow through on agreements). There will be a strong spiritual or religious element to these ties — some alliances may spring up or disappear because of similarities or differences in ideals and vision for the future. Other important areas that will affect partnerships are common views/goals related to oil, healthcare, and water/navy. This week, this influence will peak around Sep 7.
Astrologically, this influence relates to the transiting Neptune (religion) squaring US Descendent (marriage/partnerships). It is interesting that the Neptune transit to the US Descendent coincides with the first ever Pope’s visit to the USA. The last time this aspect was in effect was in 1851-52, which corresponded with important activities related to the LDS Church.
USA: Mar 2015 — Apr 2016 (esp. April 2015, mid-Aug 2015, and mid-Feb 2016) — Major changes in transportation and communication industries as well as retail sales (related mostly to web-based and electronic transactions, which require data transfers). This is a very slow gradual change with the ultimate effect of dissolving old ways of doing things (e.g., commuting, communicating, shipping, traveling, and buying/selling) and coming up with new ways. This is likely to involve dissolution and mergers of transportation and communication companies, incl. companies that process payments electronically (e.g., Western Union).
Other affected areas will be aerospace, telecoms, IT industry, electric engines, electronics, gadgets, and similar industries. The changes will likely have to do with oil (e.g., oil prices affect shipping and flights), healthcare (e.g., spread of some contagious disease affects travel), water (e.g., floods, rains, etc. affect transportation; travel by water becomes much more or less popular; new cable is laid under water; etc.), navy (e.g., there are some problems with or confusion about aerospace projects, island bases, submarines, ships that carry planes over water, etc.), chemicals/pollution (e.g., shipping accidents resulting in pollution or poisoning may increase), movies/music (e.g., developments in the entertainment industry will lead to reorganization of the media companies or push these companies to implement new hi-tech approaches for signal transmission), and spirituality/religion (e.g., some people’s beliefs will not agree with new technology like robots and autopilot). Ideological battles over new technology may manifest as increased arguments over what is healthy, spiritual, and how to prevent pollution. New controls to prevent infectious diseases from spreading through travel may be invented or implemented.
Astrologically, this influence relates to the transiting Neptune (religion) squaring US Uranus (high tech, sudden change) in the 7th house of partnerships, ruler of the 3rd house of transportation/communication. The last time this aspect was in effect was in 1851-52, which corresponded with outbreaks of cholera and flu.
USA and China: On Sep 7-11 (esp. Thur-Fr), we may hear about an actual or expected increase in the money flow at financial institutions, ease of money access, increased banks’ profits, improving conditions that make things easier for the banks, etc.
SEP 7, 2015 (MON): US markets closed for Labor Day.
SEP 8, 2015 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). Increased likelihood of positive news about aerospace, telecoms, IT industry, electric engines, electronics, gadgets, and similar industries — this may concern leaders and new approaches (e.g., a new type of gadget or electric engine functions well or is approved/promoted by leaders).
Sep 8-18: Increased focus on hope and optimism, idealism, sacrifice, starry-eyed or delusional views about economic conditions, lies and confusion — this will likely relate to healthcare, oil, and spirituality. Calls for humane attitudes, attention to healing, religion, and salvation will peak. Good time for meditation, spiritual retreats, healing and helping others to heal. The down side of this influence is that decisions taken at this time will likely be based on hopes and idealistic aspirations without any concern for practical implementation. Thus, big dreams conceived at this time may not be implemented [because they are unrealistic]. After peaking around Sep 16, the idealistic vibe will begin to dissipate and an awakening to the harsh “reality” may bring the market down. Some grand visions or calls for sacrifice will begin to lose their appeal.
USA: Sep 8-9 — there may be increased news about the stock market, investments, loans, rates, taxes, and insurance — the news will likely be perceived as stressful because it will highlight pros and cons equally rather than provide a decisive yes/no answer.
SEP 10, 2015 (TH): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
USA: Sep 10-11 — Increased likelihood of positive news about the US military, military alliances, and industries that produce weapons. Also, there may be positive news about engines or fires (e.g., something works well, is manageable, etc.).
USA: Sep 10-11 — increased news about banks and financial institutions. On the 10th, the news or expectation may be mostly positively (e.g., improved access to money and increased profitability). On the 11th, the positive expectation may lessen and the actual “real” or “sober” news may increase — the news may not be terribly stressful but not as good as expected on the 10th.
SEP 11, 2015 (FR): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
The second half of Sep promises to be more exciting — I will try to post those predictions sooner to give more heads up time. A couple of key Sep dates:
—>The positive/hopeful Jupiter/Neptune opposition culminates on Sep 16, so this may be a major market reversal (+- 1-2 days), probably from up to down. There may also be major news about oil at that time.
—>Also, Sep 18 looks significant for the US — there may be positive news about the economy and country’s future goals/vision with focus on international expansion, higher education, and immigration. Gold prices may see a big move on the 18th (esp. in the afternoon) and/or on the 21st — possibly a reversal from down to up. On the 18th-19th, transiting Mars will oppose US Moon — in the past, this often coincided with gold prices forming a MIN (which means an up move followed immediately).
The end of Oct and then Nov and Dec may see some increased turbulence compared to the first half of Sep; this is based on transits triggering planets in the charts of multiple nations at the same time. I will try to get to these sooner as well.