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.
NOV 16, 2015 (MON): Week-medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%).
Nov 16-17 — Busy news days. The news will likely focus on the following issues: nuclear power, dictatorships, powerful leaders, underground activities of all sorts (e.g., mines or secretive societies), taxes, loans, and insurance. The nature of the news will probably be that some issue has been clarified and/or that a leader or leaders (e.g., a company or a person) has/have reached a decision after a discussion or entered into an agreement. Alternatively, there may be increased news about transporting or sales of materials related to the above (e.g., of materials excavated from underground sources).
USA: Nov 16-17 — Improved relationships with international partners, communications that proceed smoothly and result in an agreement, good time for joining forces with partners; improved perception of the country as an authority/leader on the world arena.
China: Nov 16-17 (esp. the 17th) — Increased focus on asserting self-identity (e.g., future goals and growth direction of the country) through strengthening military or adopting a more assertive (though not confrontational) stance.
NOV 17, 2015 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Increased focus in the news on military and sports in the early morning (this may well be related to news from China).
USA: Nov 17-18 (esp. the 17th) — There may be anger over some financial agreement with other countries; some agreement is cancelled; or an agreement is signed, but there is a lot of debating and even protests against it. The news about the agreement (or cancellation of an agreement) may bring about some concerns about financial relationships with partners (e.g., some situation may become unbalanced, one of the partners is angry because they feel the agreement is unfair, one of the partners becomes impatient, etc.).
NOV 18, 2015 (WED): Week-medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
Nov 18 – Dec 4: Increased focus on oil, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, poisons (esp. of water), water, navy, as well as lies/deception, religion, and movie and music industries. The news or events will likely be of a fairly serious nature and involve restrictions, regulations, discipline, restructuring to increase control over the situation, or decline in value or amount. For ex., oil price going down, restrictions on import/export of oil or some drug or chemical, decreased availability of oil, erecting solid structures to block the flow of water, limiting travel over water, etc.
In the past, this astrological influence (Saturn square Neptune) coincided with the price of oil bottoming, with a fairly sharp reversal to up as the transit passed the exact point. So, we may see a reversal in oil prices around Nov 23-25. An alternative possibility is a decline in supplies/availability (of oil, some drug, etc.), which would bring the price up followed by a reversal to down after the exact aspect passes. Either way, I expect very strong focus on the issues above during Nov 18 – Dec 4 (esp. Nov 23-27, which will likely be the MIN or MAX price days for oil and/or some drug/chemical). Similarly, there will likely be a price or availability reversal (e.g., due to the restrictions lifted [possibly related to transportation or international agreement/law] or some restructuring completed) around Nov 23-25 or immediately after.
USA: Increased likelihood of concerns about the currency and/or silver and gold. Other possible manifestations include mildly stressful news about retail sales and the communication and transportation industries — something may not be quite “gelling.” For ex., there may be disagreements or arguments over existing agreements, routes, or methods of communication, transportation, payment, or information exchange in general (e.g., some important info or data is missing, intentionally hidden, or hacked and this causes a problem). Yet another possible area where there may be mildly stressful news is woman’s health/reproduction (e.g., some news comes out about an issue that was previously hidden/suppressed and it affects the sales of products/services to women, such as birth control).
NOV 19, 2015 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The down influence is stronger in the afternoon. Increased likelihood of news about loans, debt, cash flow between partners, mining, nuclear power industry, as well as about related agreements. For ex., there may be tensions between partners over loans/debt, or some issue related to debt or mining will need to be resolved through entering into a financial agreement.
USA: Nov 19-20 — Possibly concerns about loans, debt, mortgages, banks, foreign currencies, international financial agreements, international obligations, and/or laws related to foreign finances (e.g., banks or loans). Mining industry, incl. anything that is excavated (e.g., metals and oil, coal, etc.) may be affected as well, especially silver and gold. On the 19th, the focus may be more on foreign financial institutions, obligations, currencies, etc., whereas on the 20th, the focus will probably switch to US banks and institutions.
China: Likely, increased news about the stock market, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, and mining. The nature of the news will probably be positive, such as improved cash flow or profits. Also, likely increased news about telecoms, social media, IT, internet, computers, and/or aerospace — the news may be stressful or about some decisive or even military action. For ex., there may be increased in military activity related to aviation or space flights, or, some quick decisive action to guide the direction of the IT industry/telecoms/social media. The action(s) would aim to better align one or more of these areas with the country’s ideals, goals, and vision for the future, so that the country is true to whatever makes it unique and different from other countries.
NOV 20, 2015 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The down influence is stronger in the morning; the direction may possibly reverse in the late afternoon. Whether there is a reversal in the afternoon to up depends on whether the down move was stronger on Thur or Fr morning. If the down move was stronger on Thur., there may be an up move late on Fr.
Glance at the week ahead:
The news next week will very much focus on oil (and/or navy, water, chemicals, drugs, poisons, religion, music and movie industry, etc.), but most probably oil. There are strong indications about this globally and in the US chart. For the US, the influence will involve some increased focus on military as well (or sports, or assertive actions to expand influence). The influence may be stressful (mostly globally), although for the US, there may be some hopefulness and optimism (based on some expansion or new opportunities related to oil, etc.) . The entire week will be under many strong aspects, so I expect strong market moves or some significant events starting Monday (or even over the weekend if not mid this week).