Global: Sep 2015 – Dec 2017: Focus on oil, water, drugs, lies, religion, higher education, immigration, foreign connections, and long distance travel with a new sober/realistic perspective — the mood may be that these areas got out of hand, went over board, and need discipline/restrictions/regulation. Immigration control, control of religious ceremonies, structured approach to higher education, limitation on foreign currencies/connections/long distance travel, etc. This new perspective will strengthen over upcoming months and will remain till about the end of 2017.
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.
China: Jan 2014 — Jan 2016 (esp., Mar-Jun 2014, Dec 2014 – Mar 2015, Jun-Dec 2015) — Major transformation of financial system, approaches to accumulating wealth, investments, rates, taxes, insurance, managing stock market and any gambling or risky activities. Some governmental or corporate controls will be placed to regulate matters so that they remain in balance.
China: The entire month of Oct, esp. Oct 12-22, there is an increased likelihood of distressing news about the stock market.
OCT 12, 2015 (MON): US markets closed. Correction — “U.S. stock markets are open for trade, but bond markets are closed for the ColumbusDay holiday on Monday.” lol. I keep mixing up all these holidays… 😀 I did mention last week that Mon looked like an up day… sorry about no specific predictions for the 12th.
OCT 13, 2015 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (65%).
USA: Oct 13-16 may see increased stressful news about banks, financial institutions, loans, taxes, insurance, and rates. Some major change in this area may be under way (something that has been unfolding during the past few years and will continue to take place in the upcoming months; am guessing it’s related to Fed Reserve’s rate adjustments/QE). The news may come out highlighting negative impacts of this transformation on the country’s image and/or status on the world arena.
OCT 14, 2015 (WED): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Important day in general and a day of increased news from China. Globally, things don’t look terrible today, but I would watch news from China very carefully — there may be new info that can sway the market (probably down) — likely to come out on Wed-Fr.
Oct 14-16 (esp. 15th): Increased likelihood of positive news related to military, mining, and nuclear power (e.g., increased spending on related businesses, successful activities, accurate/precise execution, victories, successful arms deals, expansion, etc.). News about immigration issues will likely increase as well — the news will involve healthcare, workforce regulations, and/or actions that require precise tracking (e.g., precise counting of people, keeping detailed track of their moves, categorizing individuals into groups, etc).
USA: Mildly stressful news about workforce.
China (Oct 14-16): Increased news from China (likely stressful) with focus on:
(a) military activities (strengthening/organizing, partnership changes),
(b) steel/manufacturing/railroads (increased activity, concerns, anger, accidents, fire),
(c) stock market (rapidly changing news, conflicting news, media/telecom-related news, volatility), and
(d) oil/healthcare/pharmaceuticals/chemicals/pollution/secret activities (accidents, fire, decisive actions to take control over some issue/situation).
There could be news about China making a strong move to strengthen/organize its military or mobilize military to deal with an earthquake or a situation that involves moving soil/rocks/metals or dealing with chemical pollution (e.g., due to a building collapse, mine accident, chemical plant accident, road blocked by a landslide, etc.).
OCT 15, 2015 (TH): Strong mixed influence; market may possibly go down (60%). The down influence is stronger in the late afternoon. In the first half of the day, the market may go up (unless the news from China is very stressful).
Oct 15-16 — strong influence days; increased likelihood of a large market move, esp. Fr. The size of the move will be large regardless of the direction. The direction will probably down (more likely on the 16th). There will probably be a reversal from Fr. to the following Mon (probably a MIN/bottom on Fr. followed by an up move on Mon).
Oct 15-16 — very strong focus on oil and pharmaceuticals/healthcare, as well as navy, water, chemicals, and movies/music. The main theme in the news may be illusions and disillusionment, what’s real and what’s imaginary, facts vs. fiction, etc. There may be discussions about the value of something — for ex., some commodity, product, or entities related to the areas above may be viewed as not properly valued or not providing expected value. Another theme could be that there is a need for a precise estimate, such as price/expense (what something is worth or how well it actually works), but it will not available. The lack of precise info may be interpreted as a cautionary sign, in which case the value of the entity/product/etc. (e.g., of oil or a pharmaceutical company stock) would go down (more likely scenario). Alternatively, the vagueness may spark hopes that things may be better than they seem and the price may increase due to false/unrealistic expectations.
OCT 16, 2015 (FR): Very strong mixed influence; market may possibly go down (65%). Market volatility may increase; greater than usual trade volume is likely. Oil-, Hollywood-, water/navy-, and healthcare-related topics will likely dominate the news. Secondary themes will include mining, nuclear power, immigration, and military.