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.
OCT 26, 2015 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
USA: Today, there is an increased probability of minor positive news about the workforce, healthcare, and partnerships with other countries and/or membership in organizations — for ex., support from friendly nations regarding some agreement/union.
USA: This week, esp. Oct 30, may see increased stressful news about banks, financial institutions, loans, taxes, insurance, and rates. Some major change in financial structures and their regulation 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 27, 2015 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
USA: Oct 27-28 (esp. the 28th) — increased probability of minor positive news about the country’s goals and vision/direction for the future as well as relationships/agreements with international partners — for ex., there may be news that some discussions related to immigration or long distance travel are progressing well.
OCT 28, 2015 (WED): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). The up influence is stronger in the morning; there is a possibility of stressful news from the US in the late afternoon, which may bring the market down.
USA: Oct 28-29 (esp. the 29th) — increased probability of stressful news about military engagements, incl. standoffs, disagreements, arguments, and accidents.
OCT 29, 2015 (TH): Strong mixed influence; market may possibly go down (60%). The down influence is stronger in the afternoon.
USA: Oct 29-30 (esp. the 30th) — increased probability of stressful news about oil, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, chemicals, water, navy, and music and movie industries. Possible manifestations include accidents (e.g., oil or chemical pollution of water), navy accidents, militarized conflicts over oil, major change in the price of oil, concerns about some disease, or problems with some drug. Another possible area of distressing news is mortgages, real-estate, and banks’ savings/cash holdings; we may hear about a decisive action taken to control this area in some way (e.g., adjust some threshold, demand precise numbers to clarify some confusion, etc.).
OCT 30, 2015 (FR): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (65-70%). The down prediction is mainly due to a number of stressful transits to the US natal chart. There will likely be a strong focus in the news on oil, militarized conflicts, disagreements, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and pollution. US financial entities will likely be in the news as well with the focus on some major change/transformation related to governmental regulation or restriction.