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: 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.
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).
Continuing strong 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. The news will likely be stressful and/or about businesses undergoing significant changes, especially wrt leadership, structure, and boundaries/area of influence (e.g., restructuring, closures, introducing limitations, lowering expectations, endings, delays, confusion, losses, breakups, and mergers). 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.
USA: All week — Increased problems with financial system and banks — there may be pressure from governmental regulators and/or large corporate entities trying to impose restrictions or cause delays. Concerns about too much or lack of oversight, or about limitations, losses, delays, or about some old approach that’s no longer profitable/useful. “Regulators” may demand that this old approach be discarded or drastically altered.
China: All week (esp. Fr.) — Increased focus on a new cycle, prosperity, expansion, vision for the future, and foreign relationships. The mood may be more optimistic and hopeful than usual, although there may be a tendency for over-exaggeration and over-optimism leading to unjustified risks in foreign relationships or over-expansion. Good opportunities for reaching favorable agreements with international partners unless the country takes unnecessary risks because of excessive optimism or strong desire for expansion.
SEP 12, 2016 (MON): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%).
Sep 12-13 — Continued focus on oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, deception, pollution, lies, hidden agendas, etc. (see weekly overview). Possible problems with businesses or projects related to communication/transportation, IT, and healthcare —> There may be upsetting findings in some detailed report(s), esp. findings from healthcare/pharma studies and accounting/bookkeeping reports, and/or there may be an accident, fire, or some moving part may malfunction. Also, upsets and anger related to immigration policies and/or labor force problems (esp. international workforce and workers in the area of transportation, communication, healthcare, accounting, and IT). In general, there may be tensions between entities that emphasize the need to calculate the risks/analyze issues before acting and entities calling for swift action in the name of expansion.
USA: Sep 12-14 — Increased military-related tensions, esp. related to communication/transportation (esp. airplanes and cars), telecoms, IT, and navy (navy mostly on Sep 13-14). For ex., accidents, fires, moving parts malfunctioning, excessive wind causing problems, a leader not communicating properly (being overly abrasive/ rude/ impatient/ untruthful), or some agreements not working out.
USA: Sep 12-15 (esp. 13-14) — Increased focus on oil, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, alcohol, beverages, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution, deception, confusion, etc. We may hear about some problems (e.g., an unfavorable report about some study is released) or upsets (e.g., a fire, an outbreak, protest, etc.). Some issue that has previously been unclear may be clarified by being put in a spotlight, and/or we may hear about a leader in one of the areas above (e.g., a navy, pharma, or oil business leader may receive extra attention, or, some leader’s deceptive/confusing behaviors may be in the spotlight). The situation may be associated with anger, military actions, and/or call for swift action (e.g., an issue is clarified and an entity is urgent to act promptly, or pressured to act because of military considerations).
SEP 13, 2016 (TUE): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%).
SEP 14, 2016 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%).
SEP 15, 2016 (TH): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
SEP 16, 2016 (FR): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
USA: Sep 16 -19 — Increased focus on the country’s leaders and leadership on the world arena, esp. male, masculine, and/or military leaders. On Fr., improved military-related activities and/or negotiations with international partners — if there are tensions earlier in the week, today a more diplomatic resolution could be achieved and the tensions may temporarily subside. (On Sun, Sep 17, the tensions may rise again and there may be surprising/unexpected events related to negotiations, agreements, airplanes, IT, telecoms, and/or airspace. This may affect trading on Mon, Sep 19, when there will likely be increased trading volume or greater than usual swings.)