Global (NEW): Jun-Sep 2016 (esp. Aug 22-Sep23) — Expect increased focus on oil, navy, water, beverage, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceutical industry, music/movie industry, pollution, immigration, diseases, infestations, etc. The tensions may cause fluctuations in the price of related products and businesses. The direction will probably be down on some concerns (e.g., some drug trials were unsuccessful). Alternatively, the value may go up if some restrictions are placed to counteract the problems (e.g., some situation gets so bad that there is an intervention to block the source of trouble, which artificially creates shortages and brings the value up). Weather-wise, the issue of floods will likely also be discussed (incl. greater than usual water damage to structures, such as dams) with focus on using solid structures or some engineering innovations to stop the water.
With the nearly precise Neptune/Saturn square going on the entire summer, there will likely be a number of stressful events related to the areas symbolized by the two planets. I already touched on it in the OIL predictions below, but here are a few more possible scenarios. This is likely the time of erosion/weakening (square aspect brings with it stress and breakage of existing patterns) of some solid structures, rules, and barriers (e.g., government and large corporations, as well as literally buildings, dams, walls, etc. — “Saturn” things) due to pollution/water/lies/deception/lack of clarity/etc. (“Neptune” things). Issues could include floods due to water going over or through the walls, dam failures, problems with construction projects due to water, problems with construction of any solid structures that go over/under water, pollution of water due to oil and chemical spills, increase in diseases infestations (esp. due to water/dampness including water-living organisms and poisons in the water), disruptions with oil transportation (esp. over/under water), transformations of large corporate entities that deal with oil/chemicals/pharmaceuticals/music/movies, and changes in the government rulings related to the same matters (oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, lies, fraud, pollution, navy, water, music, etc.).
Concrete examples from the news:
—>The BREXIT vote (rebellion against the established governmental structures due to the loss of trust).
—>Investigation into the Brazilian mine collapse that polluted a major river and killed at least 17 people. The iron ore mine’s tailings dam collapsed last November (during the first Saturn/Neptune square approach). On June 10, 2016 (second Saturn/Neptune square), federal police in Brazil presented evidence of their seven month long investigation. Shares of the BHP Billiton, which co-owns the mining giant’s Samarco accused of willful misconduct, suffered a big drop. (https://www.thestreet.com/story/13604333/1/bhp-billiton-bhp-stock-down-on-dam-failure-probe-results.html)
—>In the United States, the National Marine Fisheries Service introduced new regulations on imports of seafood which would become effective in September (http://www.strtrade.com/news-publications-seafood-import-monitoring-permit-proposed-020516.html). The proposed rule (Saturn) aims to reduce (Saturn forming a square to another planet) seafood fraud (double Neptune; curiously, Neptune is now in its own sign Pisces — so double Neptune is right on).
—>More from the US: Last week, a popular North Carolina water park closed after brain-destroying amoeba was found in the water and 1 person died (http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/n-c-whitewater-park-closes-after-deadly-amoeba-kills-teen-n598751).
As with OIL predictions, developments in the areas above will likely decrease in intensity and/or businesses resume normal functioning, etc. after the final Saturn/Neptune square in September of 2016. Moreover, things will probably get worse before they get better (with Aug 22 to Sep 23 being quite significant).
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: 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: 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.
USA: Apr 1 – May 1 (esp. Apr 6-7, 11-18) and then Aug 19-24 — electric cars, engines, aerospace, IT, telecoms, data processing, electricity, high tech gadgets, etc. will receive more attention that usual. There may be new initiatives or a new level of excitement about some new program, product, or solution. New initiatives will probably be related to a search for a new direction, military initiatives, and/or collaboration with partners. After Apr 18, the intensity of the push for increased activity in the related areas may subside for a few months; to be revived in August 2016. Around Aug 19-24, there may be another peak of activity; however, the project/initiative may face serious obstacles due to delays, breakdowns, something wearing out (e.g., old engine), or opposition (esp. from cautious/conservative forces that may resist innovation or the change in the status quo).
China: December, 2015 – August, 2016 (esp. around Dec 18, 2015; Jan 28, 2016; and Aug 03, 2016) — Positive developments, lucky breaks, expansion, and increased growth opportunities related to healthcare, pharmaceuticals, oil, minerals/chemicals, navy, and participation in multinational organizations. There may be increased profits, expansion of influence (e.g., acquiring or expanding businesses related to mining, drugs, chemicals, or minerals), beneficial international laws [that is, laws that help the country to expand business], increased number of “friends” who support the country’s positions, increased number of organizations that the country is a member of, and/or improved shipping conditions (particularly internationally, via rail-way, and transportation of goods related to the areas above, such as oil or chemicals).
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: 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.
China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.).
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 slowly separating from the exact square through March 25, 2016, the down influence on oil will gradually lessen. Starting from the end of March, the two planets will slowly move toward another precise square due in June. 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).
JUN 27, 2016 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). The up influence is stronger in the afternoon and stronger for the US than globally. In the morning, the mood may still be concerned [because of some uncertainty about the cash flow/profits/banks]. While the stressful Saturn/Neptune square will be in effect over the next few months, on a short time scale, the day doesn’t look too bad.
USA: Jun 27-28 — Increased likelihood of positive news about international connections, taxes, loans, debt, investments, as well as long distance travel/shipping. The news will probably be about increased profits, beneficial agreements, and/or some action by a female (feminine) leader.
JUN 28, 2016 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). Compared to Mon, today we don’t have the supportive positive aspects to the US chart and we do have a minor stressful aspect to the China chart.
China: Increased likelihood of mildly stressful news about the stock market. Some situation related to money (profits or expenses; likely of domestic nature, such as banks’ capital) may be the source of concerns. Financial issues (lack of money or misguided financing) may cause some stock market-related process to not function as expected. For ex., too much money is spent to try to implement some process, but the process is not being implemented or is not producing the desired results.
JUN 29, 2016 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). The down influence is stronger in the late afternoon and stronger for the US then globally.
Jun 29 – July 1 — Increased concerns about money, profits, debt, loans, banks’ capital and related governmental regulations. The concerns would center around the pressure put by the governments or large corporate entities on the banks/financial organizations (over loans, cash on hand, capital, etc.). Also, there may be increased news about mining, recycling plants, and nuclear power plants. The news would likely be about profits and/or the need for financial support — something may be out of balance — profits less than expected/increased expenses/money drain/inability to control some flow (probably of money). There may also be concerns about the effect of mining activities and nuclear power plants on food production (esp. on plants from which sugar is produced) and real estate value.
USA: Increased likelihood of concerns about financial institutions/banks — their profits or capital may be scrutinized and the results may bring out concerns or disappointments. For ex., some entities may experience insufficient cash flow or decreased profits. These concerns would stem from some domestic issue (e.g., domestic policy), real estate (mortgages?), and/or banks’ capital (insufficient funds?).
China: Increased likelihood of mildly stressful news about the banks/financial institutions. Concerns may relate to insufficient funding or decreased profits. These concerns could stem from some issues related to the workforce (esp. government employees) and/or healthcare (e.g., too much money is spent on these areas and results in the losses for financial institutions).
JUN 30, 2016 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). The day when we will likely see greater than usual fluctuations in the market (probably down) and/or increased tensions over cash flow/profits/debts. There may be a serious issue on the table between some governments or large corporate entities and related banks/financial organizations — if so, today tensions over this issue may peak. Am guessing this will have to do with loans/debt. The resolution will involve strong pressure from the governments or large corporate entities — a compromise is not likely; financial institutions will probably yield to the pressure.
JUL 01, 2016 (FR): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There may be a relief rally today over the resolution of some stressful situation on Thur. Additionally, there are positive aspects to the US chart indicating positive news about profits and finances.
USA: Increased likelihood of positive news about finances, profits (esp. from sales), international agreements, workforce, healthcare, and participation in international organizations. The news will probably be minor but of the hopeful/optimistic nature.
The week of August 22, 2016 looks very important — there will likely be strong market moves every day of that week. The direction will probably be down (at least on Thur), although an up move and/or volatility up/down is also possible. Certainly, it will not be a boring week. The issues prominent at that time will likely be oil, flooding, as well as military tensions (probably involving navy/over water). With three planets staying close to the US Midheaven all week, the situation may involve US status in the world somehow. Since the planets are all supportive, the US may find itself as a beneficiary of some development related to international relationships, travel, immigration, shipping, and retail sales.