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.
USA: Dec 2, 2015 – Feb 12, 2016 — strong focus on and increased news about oil, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, chemicals, water/navy, movies, music, and/or religion. The nature of the news will be increased optimism, hope, and expansion. The price or availability of the related products or services may increase, or, there may be more opportunities for expansion than usual. For ex., more oil is available, opportunities to develop oil increase, new source of oil is discovered, some drug is made available more easily, a drug sells incredibly well, a drug brings much more profit than expected, healthcare industry profits improve significantly, there is a major flooding or a snowstorm, profits from beverage/alcohol industries climb, new (likely alcoholic) beverage gains popularity, water sales increase, navy force is expanded (e.g., by adding equipment, sending ships to more locations, establishing more bases, etc.), and so on.
USA: Jan 1 – Feb 28, 2016 and mid-July through mid-Aug, 2016: Increased likelihood of floods, major snowfalls, storms, rains, etc, including floods from dams giving up. The key dates (+- several days to two weeks) are Jan 31 and Aug 2. Other related manifestations include an expansion of the oil industry and increased profits from oil, as well as the following industries/areas: navy, beverages (esp. alcoholic), healthcare, drugs, chemicals, movies, music, and religion. For ex., an oil spill that spreads poisons in the water, oil pipe leaks, the number of navy bases increases, more navy ships are commissioned, pharmaceutical companies hit a jackpot with some drug, chemical companies expand their influence/inventory/product selection/etc., and so on.
China [NEW]: Mar 23, 2015 – Feb 17, 2016 (peak influence around Apr 9 and Dec 8, 2015 and Jan 13, 2016) — increased probability of an important public announcement or development related to banks, financial institutions, or accumulated savings. The situation may somehow be related to energy, electricity, aero-space-related programs or businesses, IT or technology businesses, hacking, an abrupt change, or some innovation. For ex., the news may be about a sudden decision to start/stop some bank-related program, or, there is a surprise change in the funding of an energy program, IT company, aerospace company, etc. Or, there may be news about some disruption in the functioning of the banks/financial institutions related to electric supply or IT services (power outage, hacking, etc.).
China [NEW]: Jan 11 – Oct 28, 2016 (peak influence around Jan 20, Jun 2, and Oct 19, 2016) — decreased stock market volatility and/or increased attention to implementing long-term controls to prevent market volatility, making long-term plans to enhance the stability of investments, developing long-term plans for “controlled”/“structured”/reliable/solid investments in stock market, entertainment, movies, casinos, racing, etc.
China [NEW]: Jan 27 – Nov 24, 2016 (peak influence around Feb 8, May 12, and Nov 3, 2016) — increased attention to implementing long-term controls over banks and financial institutions to ensure stability of investments, reliable steady income flow, prevent losing the accumulated wealth, secure cash, etc. Specific actions may involve increasing various limits, introducing additional controls or structure, entering into organizations (or adding new members to existing ones) to secure additional support, adding more governmental oversight, etc.
China: Dec 7, 2015 – Feb 10, 2016 — increased focus on expansion or inventions related to healthcare; veterinary care; pharmaceuticals; chemicals; secretive/hidden activities; excavation or accumulation of materials used to produce drugs, chemicals, and various metals; and/or manufacturing of items/machinery made of such materials (e.g., for building railroads or treating diseases). Secret expansion or expansion of secret, unseen, or subtle influence.
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. Dec 18-21 may see the peak of this influence (+- 2 weeks).
China [NEW]: 2018 will be a very important year — likely, the country will achieve significant success/profits and enhance its status on the world arena. Also likely are changes in participation in various organizations and one-on-one agreements/partnerships, as well as major developments in healthcare/medicine, secret programs, programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, movies, music, travel/transportation, and education.
OIL: Given the relatively big drop in oil prices following the OPEC’s meeting on Dec 4, 2015, it looks like the exact Neptune/Saturn square (1st of the 3 exact transits) in the early Dec produced an intermediate MAX/TOP reversal point. I was expecting oil prices to hit a LOW in Nov/Dec (Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), but was also expecting a significant up move shortly after the exact transit. It now looks like there may be a slow gradual rise instead or possibly even a slight drop till the final 3rd exact square in Sep 2016. I would wait until after the final exact square next Sep to see a major upward jump.
With the Neptune/Saturn aspect now slowly separating from the exact square, the down influence on oil will gradually lessen. So, Jan-Apr 2016 may see the prices rebound somewhat. Then, starting as early as May 2016 (or even late April) and especially in the summer through Sep of 2016 (with Aug 22 to Sep 23 being quite significant), we may see a major turmoil related to oil [production/sales/distribution/etc.] and a serious price depression. The 2nd of the 3 “exact” Saturn/Neptune squares will occur around Jun 17, 2016. A few weeks before/after that date should see significant events and market moves related to oil (esp., June 3-6, 8, 16-17, 19-21, 29-30). While an OPEC meeting is set for June 4, June 17 looks like a likely date for some important OPEC announcement.
Once Neptune/Saturn square begins to separate for good in the fall of 2016, there should be a major price reversal in Sep or Oct 2016 (I believe from a BOTTOM/LOW to up) followed by a multi-year recovery (or at least a steady multi-year trend in the same direction; I believe it will be up). Two/three weeks before/after September 9, 2016, the time of the last exact Saturn/Neptune square will likely be especially significant (esp. Aug 21-26; Sep 1, 9-10, 12-13, 18, 30; Oct 3-5, 10-12, 15-18). After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom of the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil. At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. drugs used as weapons), water, spirituality, etc.
Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical and DuPont merger is a good representation of the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. I expect we may hear more about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes as well around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., summer-Sep 2016, and then in 2025-26).
JAN 18, 2016 (MON): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). This may be a reversal day. There may be a reversal from Jan 15 (Fr.) to Jan 18 (Mon), from DOWN to UP. Or, the reversal may be from Jan 18 (Mon) to Jan 19 (Tue), DOWN to UP. There is a greater than usual probability of stressful news on Sun-Mon (Jan 17-18) strongly affecting trading on the 18th (USA markets are closed). The news will probably be about oil, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, or navy/military. If the news is very stressful, instead of the reversal, there may be another big drop on the 18th with the reversal to UP on the 19th.
JAN 19, 2016 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%).
USA: Increased likelihood of news about the country’s status on the world arena, esp. regarding its financial wellbeing. The news may be slightly disappointing (e.g., profits are ok but not as good as hoped), or about some excess (e.g., overspending), or about excessive expansion that may have been fueled by the wrong assumptions and needs to be curtailed. Alternatively, the desire for excess/expansion/spending takes over despite cautions about the potential downsides and the overly optimistic mood drives US market up.
JAN 20, 2016 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%).
Jan 20-22: Likely, intensified clashes between governmental entities or large corporations and entities that see themselves as fighters for freedom/independence. Also, increased news about violent acts, protests, acts of terror, and news about new/high tech military initiatives, esp. related to aerospace and IT (cybersecurity etc.). Not the best days for flying and reaching verbal/written agreements; agreements reached on these days may lead to unintended results or be overturned.
Businesses related to energy, electricity, and communication/transportation (e.g., electric car manufacturers, airlines, and telecoms) will receive more attention than usual — this may be due to some disruptive news or concerns (e.g., there are accidents, travel is disrupted [most likely by air, incl. due to strikes, and travel over land, incl. due to earthquakes], something/someone unexpectedly quits/dies, some agreement falls through or is signed under significant pressure). There may be upsetting news about air, such as about air quality, accidents in the air, etc.
USA: Jan 20-22 may see increased focus on and tensions around banks/financial institutions — they may experience pressure [from governmental or large corporate entities] to transform or comply with some limiting agreements.
JAN 21, 2016 (TH): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). There may be increased focus on China right at the open (see below).
China: Jan 21-22 — increased probability of news about the beginning of a new [likely annual] cycle of some sort (e.g., some plan is introduced to implement annual goals, transform partnerships, or improve the country’s image). The tone of the news will likely be upbeat with focus on bringing in the new energy (e.g., new leaders, new approach, etc.), following country’s unique vision, and doing things independently its own way.
JAN 22, 2016 (FR): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). The up prediction is mainly due to the relatively positive aspects to China’s chart today. At least, there will likely be a reversal from Jan 20-21, which look relatively more stressful.