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.
The entire week, there will be many strong aspects, so I expect strong market moves and/or some significant events. Overall, this should be a rather important week.
The news will very much focus on oil (and/or navy, water, chemicals, drugs, alcohol, 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) and the market direction looks down for most if not all days. However, for the US, there may be some hopefulness and optimism (based on some expansion or new opportunities related to oil, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, navy, etc.) — this hopeful/optimistic influence will be stronger at the end of the week.
Edit (11-23-15): Chemicals used in steel production or chemicals that have some relationship to railroads may attract additional attention in particular. Something may not work right, break, or cause an accident; possibility of a chemical accident related to steel and/or railroad.
NOV 23, 2015 (MON): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65-70%). Currency/forex fluctuations are highly likely today (esp. EUR-USD). E-currencies may receive extra news coverage as well, with the focus being on either concerns or a need to restructure/change something, resolve a disagreement, update a law, etc.
Also, there may be news about the changes in the value, funding, or profits of businesses related to telecommunications, IT, technology, and aerospace. The news will probably be stressful (e.g., about a decrease in value or funding), or the news will highlight the need to break the old pattern and use a new approach to resolve some problem (e.g., need for a new method/equipment to transmit the data or a new type of an aircraft). The stress/pressure may be due to a disagreement among partners, re-writing the agreement, and/or a new military initiative (that requires renegotiation of funding).
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.
NOV 24, 2015 (TUE): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The down influence is stronger globally than for the US.
Nov 24-25 (esp. the 24th): Increased news about travel and shipment delays or problems, esp. for long-distance/international travel, travel by railroad or by car/bus/truck, or over water. The news will likely be stressful, incl. delays, obstacles, limitations, confusion, and/or bad weather related to water (e.g., flooding or snow). There is an increased probability of an accident involving railroad, truck, slow moving vehicle made of metal, ship/submarine/navy, water/snow, some hidden circumstances or object, drugs, or chemicals.
NOV 25, 2015 (WED): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The down influence is stronger globally than for the US.
NOV 26, 2015 (TH): Holiday; US markets closed.
NOV 27, 2015 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The down influence is stronger globally than for the US. There will probably be a reversal from Fr, Nov 27, to Mon, Nov 30 (from down to up). Travel conditions should improve by Mon as well (esp. for travel by plane or for those traveling via unusual routes).
USA: Increased probability of positive news about sports, racing, military actions, and/or entertainment industry (e.g., casinos and movies). The nature of the news may be that there are increased profits or improved collaboration among various parties (e.g., a mutually-beneficial agreement is reached).