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 [updated]: 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. This prediction is based on the transit of Jupiter to US Neptune. Hence, possible manifestations include expansion (Jupiter) of anything related to Neptune (water, chemicals, oil, pharmaceuticals, contagious diseases, religion, etc.) and the areas Neptune rules in the US chart (it’s in the 9th house of laws, foreign matters, and higher education and rules over the 4th house of land, security, food, and banks’ savings). Some possible examples include expansion of the oil industry and increased profits from oil, and expansion of or increased news about the following industries/areas: navy, beverages (esp. alcoholic), healthcare, drugs, chemicals, movies, music, and religion. For ex., an oil (or some chemical) spill 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., one or more contagious diseases spread unusually easily, and so on.
China: 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: 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: 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).
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 25, 2016 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). The down prediction is mostly due to several minor stressful transits to the US chart.
USA: Increased focus on banks, labor force, healthcare, and social improvements or country’s membership in a larger organization. There may be news about some excess (e.g., something gains/loses value more than expected) or mild tensions with partners. The focus of such news will likely be on finances and security (threat to the land or banks’ security). For ex., a decision by the government or large corporation(s) affects banks’ security funds, there are concerns about banks’ financial security, there are concerns about domestic security or the value of some land/farm/produce, or, an issue highlights that some of country’s values/vision/goals conflict with their partners’. There may also be unpleasant discussions or a controversial agreement related to the banks and financial institutions — decisions taken at this time may miss the mark or overlook important details and may be reversed when more details emerge (sometime after Jan 26).
USA: Jan 17 – Feb 14, 2016 (esp. around Jan 31) — As mentioned in the general section above, +- several days to two weeks around Jan 31, I expect an increased likelihood of floods, major snowfalls, storms, rains, etc, including floods from dams giving up. A major snow storm “Jonas” just hit the Eastern Coast, but the peak influence of the associated transit (Jupiter conjunct US Neptune) is still ahead, around Jan 31. So, there may be more bad weather in the next few weeks or may be melting snow from “Jonas” will cause more problems than anticipated. Other possible manifestations include expansion (Jupiter) of anything related to Neptune (water, chemicals, oil, pharmaceuticals, contagious diseases, religion, etc.) and the areas that Neptune governs in the US chart (it’s in the 9th house of laws, foreign matters, and higher education and rules over the 4th house of land, security, food, and banks’ savings). Some possible examples include expansion of the oil industry and increased profits from oil, and expansion of or increased news about the following industries/areas: navy, beverages (esp. alcoholic), healthcare, drugs, chemicals, movies, music, and religion. For ex., an oil (or some chemical) spill 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., one or more contagious diseases spread unusually easily, and so on.
With transiting North Node “hovering” near the transiting Jupiter conj. US Neptune, the developments above will likely be highly publicized and involve large groups of people. Public announcements may be made about the developments (e.g., at some conference or large gathering). The time-frame for this influence is about the same (late Jan-mid Feb), with Feb 3-5 being the most likely days for some important announcement. (Btw, Feb 5 looks like a very strong market move day, most probably down, with a chance of up on the news of some crisis having been resolved.)
China: Jan 25-27 — Increased probability of (likely somewhat stressful) news about that banks (esp. earnings, income, accumulated wealth) and/or the country’s profits. There may be discussions at governmental level on how to implement better limits, controls, and improve the structure, organization, etc. of financial institutions to stabilize the profits and retain accumulated resources.
China: Late Dec, 2015 – late Feb, 2016 (esp. Jan 26-27) — Increased probability of an important public announcement about a new radical and aggressive (pro-active) approach to dealing with country’s finances and financial institutions. The focus will be on increasing profits by reaching out for new income sources or increasing the value of already accumulated resources. This may be a daring surprising move, the approach itself may be unique and surprising, or the approach will heavily involve IT/high tech. New potential income sources include electronic banking, electricity, telecoms, aero-space industry, IT, “cyber-enhanced” military (some combination of high-tech and weapons), or any innovative cutting edge businesses. The time for such a move would be beneficial for the country as it would help to improve its status in the world and gain more power in partnerships. On Jan 26-27, there is also greater than usual possibility of an electric or IT-related malfunction that affects financial institutions.
JAN 26, 2016 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%). The down influence is stronger in the late afternoon.
China: Jan 26-27 — Increased probability of concerns or (likely unpleasant) surprises related to stock market and any businesses associated with entertainment and gambling (e.g., movie industry). There may also be surprising changes in the country’s vision/goals for the future (possibly related to the stock market, movie industry, etc.) — for ex., there is an unexpected change in the value of related businesses or in their value to the country’s future growth.
JAN 27, 2016 (WED): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). This will probably be a reversal day, with direction changing from Wed to Thur (down to up).
Jan 27-29: Likely, increased serious discussions about governmental or corporate controls and structure and limiting effects that some controls/structure are perceived to have on innovation or freedom of various entities who want to follow their own unique path. Concerns about some rigid laws limiting innovation (esp. in IT, aerospace, electric cars, electricity in general, telecoms, etc.). Increased probability of protests or angry discussions directed at governments/large corporations. Also, increased probability of news about accidents, violent acts, acts of terror, power stations, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, and news about new/high tech military initiatives, esp. related to aerospace and IT (cybersecurity etc.).
Businesses related to energy, electricity, recycling, 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.
JAN 28, 2016 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (60%). The up prediction is mostly due to transits to the US chart indicating the desire for some excess, possibly over-expansion [of funds and/or financial influence], and the feeling of confidence (e.g., the economy is doing well, difficulties can be overcome, there are enough reserves, etc.). Globally, this will still be a fairly tense day.
JAN 29, 2016 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). The down influence is stronger in the late afternoon.
China: Jan 31 – Feb 1 — Increased probability of tensions or an aggressive push for success in military partnerships or endeavors. Also, potential accidents or disruptions in communication/transportation industry (probably related to military, sports, or surgery). Something may reach a breaking point and result in a malfunction (e.g., engine), accident, or a fight. A positive manifestation would be achieving a record in any area above through intense physical exertion (e.g., an athlete beats a tough opponent, a surgeon performs an incredibly difficult operation, military partnership is reached after an exhaustive stand-off, etc.).