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. 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.
USA [NEW]: January – November 2016 (esp. Jan 21 – Feb 19, Apr 11 – May 31, and Oct 19 – Nov 17) — improved stability of banks and financial institutions and opportunities to stabilize and make long-term plans. Slow but steady growth and improved confidence in long-term success. Entities that adopt a conservative cautious approach, reduce expenses, and reduce risky investments (especially overseas or in anything foreign) at this time will see improved stability and growth long-term. This period favors older established institutions.
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.
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 [NEW]: January – November 2016 (esp. Jan 8 – Feb 5, May 13 – Jun 24, and Oct 1 – Nov 2) — troubles and slow-downs related to old unresolved issues, hidden problems, diseases, healthcare, water/navy, oil, and/or problems with partners. Some structures or entities are old, inflexible, and outlived their usefulness. The old approach is holding back the new growth and is being discarded through a series of disruptive/difficult periods. At the end of the third period (Oct 2016), some new improved structure should emerge that will help the country to grow in more healthy ways. In the process, old ways may be changed and old partnerships discarded. Steel industry, industries that manufacture some large machinery, mining industry, and large-scale construction businesses will experience a period of difficulties and will need to purge and become “lean”/discard anything that’s extra or old to keep growing.
China: 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).
FEB 01, 2016 (MON): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). The down influence is stronger in the pre-open and early morning hours (Asian and Australian markets may be affected the most). Also, in the pre-open hours, there is an increased possibility of disruptions or concerns about electric supply, electric cars, IT services/products, aero-space-related businesses, social media companies, and telecoms.
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.
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.).
China: Increased probability of mildly positive news about the stock market or movie industry. For ex., some issue gets clarified or a direction of the future development becomes clearer.
FEB 02, 2016 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
Feb 2-3: Good days for military advancements through stealth moves or secretive actions and/for military-related businesses (esp. those involved in behind-the-scenes activities or support). Possibly, news about nuclear power plants, nuclear-powered engines, or recycling plants.
FEB 03, 2016 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). This may be a reversal day. The reversal is possible from Wed to Thur (probably up to down) or even within the day on Wed (up in the morning to down in the afternoon). The down influence in late afternoon may be due to more conservative mood, concerns about some international developments or immigration, or concerns about China (their partnerships, communication/transportation industries, or military initiatives).
USA: Increased probability of minor positive news about the banks and financial institutions (e.g., someone’s leadership is producing desired results, an industry leader is doing well, etc.). Increased news about the movie industry or healthcare/diseases/pharmaceuticals are likely. Additionally, there may be concerns about the country’s stock market due to some hidden costs, unforeseen circumstances, hidden problems, or old unresolved issues.
China: Increased focus on partnerships, communication/transportation industries, or military initiatives. There may be a greater push for action by some leader or a disagreement about someone’s leadership.
FEB 04, 2016 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). The down influence is stronger in the last afternoon. An up move is possible on some seemingly “too good to be true” news from China — if so, this may be a short-lived (lasting one day) up move based more on optimistic expectations/illusion than on factual good news.
China: Increased focus on banks, financial institutions, an investments. There may be concerns about lies, deception, or unrealistic expectations about investments or banks (something may appear too good to be true). Silver prices or value given to silver or oil may possibly be affected as well (probably down).
FEB 05, 2016 (FR): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Tense day with focus on changes related to financial regulations or new initiatives. Entities advocating the changes may see existing regulations [likely imposed by governmental/large corporate entities or by some well-established “authorities”] as too limiting, whereas the “authorities” or more conservative entities may resist any changes perceiving them as too abrupt, risky, or extreme. The day will likely see a major market move, regardless of the direction. The direction will most probably down with a chance of up if some crisis is resolved (e.g., a radical change is proposed and barely passes despite significant opposition).
Additionally, there will likely be strong emphasis in the news on mines, mining, any materials excavated from underground, and products derived from those raw materials with (e.g., oil, coal, iron, steel, various minerals). Today, there is also an increased chance of a relatively more significant earthquake or a landslide.
Other areas of focus include military activities (e.g., increased conflicts or increased power buildup [esp. by China]), accidents, violent outbreaks, some influential figure passing away or receiving negative attention, and power struggles among important leaders from finance world and/or government/large corporation. Powerful female leaders from government/large corporation will likely receive a spike in attention — there may be some surprising new developments. The news will probably be negative or about some difficult issue (am thinking this could be related to Hillary Clinton).
China: Increased focus on military might, being a major power player, force to be reckoned with, etc.