Global: 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).
USA: June 1 – Aug 28, 2016 (esp. June 24 – July 15; Aug 15 – Sep 5) and then March 22 – April 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-14) — Stressful news about communication/transportation businesses, aerospace projects/businesses (incl. airlines), electric power companies, electric car companies, IT businesses, and telecoms. The news may be about something braking, reaching a tension point, or about a breakthrough of some sort. Innovations are possible as well but they may not be immediately accepted or come as a solution to a problem (e.g., some emergency situation requires a unique approach to be fixed, so some company quickly comes up with a breakthrough solution). The issue will likely be domestic and may be related to real estate, food, security/safety, women’s issues, and/or banks’ capital. Disruptions in travel are more likely at this time as well (esp. by airplane or car) due to the increased potential for energy outages, electric system malfunctions, and accidents. There may be a related announcement on July 15, 2016. Also, issues that first pop up in June-July 2016 (Tesla accident with the driver using autopilot comes to mind) will likely have a follow up action/review in Aug-Sep 2016 and will be finally resolved/addressed in Apr 2017.
USA: Aug 22 – Sep 2, 2016 (esp. Aug 26-30) — Improved conditions for the following industries: oil, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage, navy, movie/music, nuclear power plants, recycling, banks and financial industry. There may be opportunities for expansion of business or smooth resolution of problems; if there is a problem, it may result in less damage than usual or can be fixed easier than usual. Additionally or alternatively, there may be increased news about hidden/confusing activities and deception, esp. in the areas listed above. The issues could involve pollution, poisoning, infestation, trash, spread of infectious disease [esp. something that thrives in water or damp areas], water-related issues (e.g., drinking water or navy), lies about financial status, hidden profit, or financial fraud. The source of such issue(s) will likely be obscured, strange, or unexplainable.
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).
An important week with the solar eclipse on Sep 1 triggering sensitive degrees in several important charts, incl. Venus (money/profits/expenditures) in Deutsche Bank’s (DB’s) natal chart. See a nice write-up about possible eclipse effects here (https://williamstickevers.wordpress.com/tag/deutsche-bank-horoscope/). With transiting Neptune closely opposing DB’s Venus over the next few weeks, I would recommend monitoring any related developments closely. Ideally, one would also want to evaluate related astro-charts (e.g., of Germany and important DB leaders) to gain a better insight into possible direction of the events; however, am not sure I’ll have the time to do this.
All week, there will be a gradually intensifying (to peak next week) focus on businesses, products, and events related to oil, chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution, contagious diseases, music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing, prisons, elderly care, and death (e.g., rights to facilitated suicide, life insurance, etc.), etc. Additionally, there will be increased news about deceptive practices, lies, scandals, lack of clarity, vagueness of solutions, insufficient controls, confusion about leadership, etc. — this will be related primarily to foreign relations, immigration, long-distance trade and shipping, as well as oil, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Aug 03 – 29 — Increased focus on immigration matters and/or international laws — there may be renewed calls for action or new developments that result in angry protests, accidents, or require decisive action to be contained. The developments will probably slowly gain momentum and may culminate in a fairly strong response, stand-off, fights, and/or imposed restrictions during the week of August 22.
As last week, there is an increased (although diminished) probability of fires or accidents that could undermine structural stability of some large objects (e.g., building, bridge, mine, etc.). Older structures, structures made of stone/steel, stone quarries/mines, and objects related to long distance travel/transportation, legal system, and higher education are at most risk (e.g., an international railway station). There is also a high probability of significant earthquakes or events that shake earth/ground resulting in structural damage, etc. Earthquakes/shake-ups and/or or damage to stone/steel objects may be associated with water-, oil-, pollution-, or chemical-related problems. For ex., an earthquake weakens a dam, mine explosion causes chemical pollution, an earthquake damages water or oil pipes, or water damage erodes an old stone building (esp. buildings related to travel/transportation, legal system, and higher education).
Lastly, there is an increased (although diminished) probability of intensified focus on metals and mining — especially iron and steel, and any topics (e.g., production, mining) that involve chemicals. There may be developments related to international markets, international shipping/transportation, or international projects. The topics related to chemicals may be a source of tension or problems (e.g., changes in mining or production approaches affect chemical production/demand or cause water pollution).
AUG 29, 2016 (MON): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). Busy morning with increased news (esp. pre-open) about social media companies, IT, retail sales, and/or communication/transportation businesses. The news will likely be neutral (e.g., some status is updated) or positive (e.g., improved profits or increased sales).
AUG 30, 2016 (TUE): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%).
China: Aug 30-31— Increased focus on construction, mining, and businesses that produce/use metals. There may be some trouble, incl. explosions, fires, disruptions of process, breakdowns, losses, or other upsets. There may be a sense that some action needs to be taken to address the situation, but the action may come at the wrong time or it may not be the best approach. Such a situation would result in anger at the party that’s trying to take the initiative (e.g., government or a large corporation act to boost metal manufacturing or construction business but exacerbate the issue by being too forceful).
AUG 31, 2016 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). The down influence is stronger in the late afternoon.
Aug 31 – Sep 2 — Increased focus on new beginnings, new initiatives, new leadership. New leader(s) may be announced at an important large gathering, or, someone’s leadership role may undergo a major change. The person(s)/leader(s) in the center of attention will likely be a male, an authoritative woman, a prominent actor, or a “power-couple.” The situation/announcement may shed the light on someone’s health, involve connections to navy, healthcare, pharmaceutical, oil, and/or chemical businesses, and/or, it may bring into focus some deception, lies, addiction, or substance abuse. For ex., there may be increased news about Hillary Clinton’s health, or, we may hear an important announcement from/about a well-know doctor.
Aug 31 – Sep 2 — Weather-wise, there is a greater than usual probability of news about excess of water and water-related contamination (e.g., pollution of water and damage due to water).
China: Aug 30 – Sep 2— Increased effort to boost military strength, incl. increased negotiations with “friends/enemies” in order to enter into contracts or reach agreements. Favorable time for reaching agreements through negotiations. Also, enhanced efforts to boost communication and transportation with focus on local businesses and infrastructure (as opposed to international projects).
SEP 01, 2016 (TH): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). This will likely be a reversal day, a MIN, with market reversing from down on Thur to up on Fr, or, from down on Fr to up on Mon.
Sep 1-2 — Increased news days, esp. about healthcare, workforce, government employment, social benefits, and services/reports/businesses related to accounting and bookkeeping. We may hear about increased sales [probably of some drug], increased number of products, international expansion, agreements [esp. among healthcare or pharma companies], contracts (e.g., with government sponsoring healthcare insurance providers somehow), and/or new reports that provide additional detail (e.g., about medical trials or pharma company’s books). There may also be increased news about communication and transportation businesses connected to the topics above — for ex., airline employees demand workplace environment improvements, or, spread of some disease or floods affect travel.
USA: In the morning, increased focus on profits and financial system, as well as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, government contracts, workforce, and social benefits. The news will likely be slightly disconcerting with worries about the related areas (e.g., decreased profits from healthcare) triggered by some governmental initiative or an announcement by a large corporation.
SEP 02, 2016 (FR): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). The down influence is stronger in the morning. This may be a reversal day, a MIN, with market reversing from down on Fr morning to up on Fr afternoon, or, from down on Fr to up on Mon.
China: Increased although likely short-lived concerns about the stock market — there may be surprising developments (e.g., trading is unexpectedly halted and quickly resumed) and/or greater than usual swings. Also, increased news about initiatives related to airspace, IT, telecoms, electricity generation, or some innovative tech projects. The tech and innovation projects may involve entertainment industry (esp. movies).