Global: Nov 17 – Dec 2, 2016 (esp. Nov 23-25, 2016), then Mar 23 – Apr 7, 2017 (esp. Mar 30-31, 2017), and finally Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2017 (esp. Aug 3-4, 2017) — larger than usual market moves and a significant reversal (probably from a MAX reached around peak days of Nov 23-24, 2016 as well as Mar 30-31, 2017 and Aug 3-4, 2017 to down in the days following the respective peak days). Increased focus on legal issues, lawyers, power struggles (over legal issues) or ethical problems due to hidden issues, spying, secrets, taxes, and/or [life] insurance. Additionally, there may be increased focus on taxes, loans, insurance, nuclear power, recycling plants, birth control, reproductive issues, end-of-life issues (e.g., is assisted suicide legal), and businesses that deal with trash disposal — these too may begin to undergo significant changes due to some laws or expansion. Some issue(s) related to the areas above may reach a critical mass and an intervention may be necessary to fix it. Or, there may be a major agreement/deal/law/legal decision that affects related matters for months to come — for ex., a law is passed on how to handle recycling of certain types of radioactive trash, nuclear plant may be sued, or, a legal ruling is passed on how to deal with spies or entities who handle secrets.
At the same times, there may be increased news about large-scale or long-term government projects — projects that involve cooperation/partnerships may undergo significant changes, new partnerships/agreements may run into push back from the government(s), and/or such partnerships will pressure government(s). There may be increased focus on improving old structures (buildings and infrastructure like bridges and tunnels; structures may be related to nuclear power generation) — either through massive expansive projects that aim to improve them, or, because something breaks (e.g., due to massive earthquakes or old age). Finally, projects/businesses related to mining, construction, minerals, metals (esp. steel), rocks, sculpture, etc. may undergo some major changes — they may hear about expansion and new opportunities, although these may come with some caveat (e.g., wrong timing, excessive optimism that leads to overspending, too much pressure that leads to something breaking, etc.).
Global: Dec 2016 and Jan through Nov, 2017 (esp. Jan-Feb and late Aug) — Favorable time for entering into long-term international agreements/partnerships and initiating large-scale international projects related to transportation, shipping, higher education, and/or immigration. These developments will also likely lead to long-term projects related to military, IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric devices, electric cars, electricity generation, etc. Themes of immigration, international collaboration, long-distance transportation, aerospace, electricity, internet, IT, and some high tech engineering will become prominent with focus on long-term or large-scale initiatives. New alliances may form and old partnerships may unexpectedly break up.
Long-term projects initiated at this time in the areas above (aerospace, electricity generation, etc.) will likely be more successful than usual and/or have long-lasting effects. We may hear about innovations or exciting projects in these areas. These projects may affect international relationships, involve international partners, or result from changes in international relationships. The projects may be very high tech but still practical and “doable” — some new technology may be successfully implemented. At the same time, there may be major surprises about partnerships, legal rulings, and unexpected contracts (esp. in Mar-Apr and early Aug, 2017). Some partnerships may be seriously tested, and/or businesses or projects in the related areas (e.g., electric cars, airplanes, telecoms, satellites, IT, etc.) may receive unexpectedly large support, or, be abruptly cancelled. These developments may be due to international problems (e.g., immigration, travel, or shipping), legal problems, governmental regulations, major changes in corporate policies, or disagreements about the value or something (e.g., religious beliefs/values, moral considerations, or excessively high price).
USA: Jan 25 – Mar 06, 2017 (esp. mid Feb); May 08 – Jun 22, 2017 (esp. late May/early Jun); and Oct 25 – Nov 27, 2017 (esp. early-to-mid Nov) — Important news about the government, leadership, real estate, homeownership, homeland security, land, borders, food, farming, family planning/motherhood issues, banks’ savings/capital and activities related to preserving gains (esp. related to investments in land/real estate), and large corporations. There will probably be some major restructuring, increased regulations, limitations, losses, cuts, shortages, and restrictions. For ex., we may hear about decreased spending on family planning services and changes in the capital requirements for banks. Some old/established or outdated practices may be stopped, programs cancelled, and/or leaders may leave/die. The changes will be related to some new vision and goals for the country as well as foreign investments. The changes will likely not proceed smoothly or gradually, but will be implemented in an upsetting way and/or in response to something breaking or coming to an end. Developments taking place at this time will be of a permanent nature and have a long term (years) effect. The last time the US experienced a similar astrological influence was in 1987-88.
USA: Mar 18 – Sep 27, 2017 (esp. Apr 14-18 and Aug 18-22) and Jan 16 – Mar 14, 2018 (esp Feb 15-16)— hopeful mood about sales of or new agreements related to oil, chemicals, movies/music, beverages, and pharmaceuticals (esp. shipments [oil, chemicals, pharma] or dissemination via media [video, music]). Additionally or alternatively, deception or lack of clarity about agreements and spread of information in those areas. The hopeful expectations may be due to the lack of details or unrealistic representation of the situation. Time when shipments or dissemination of related services and products may be easier than usual; at the same time, there may be confusion about the exact contract details, details on how to implement things technically in practice, quality of products, accuracy of the information, etc. Favorable time for setting up shipments over water and disseminating info via video/music. Also, there may be an increase in religious/spiritual movements (incl. any alternative medicine-related ones or movements focused on something that is ephemeral/unreal) — we may see increased communications about the related topics (e.g., religion, spiritual movements, deceptive info, etc.) on social media, in the news, and at social gatherings.
China: Mar 13 – Oct 15, 2017 (esp. Apr 6-13 and Aug 23-29) and Jan 1 – Mar 20, 2018 (esp. Feb 7-14) — Increased focus on international partnerships and contracts, esp. those that are long term or involve building something permanent (e.g., bridge, large structure of metal and stone), mining, and governmental regulations (e.g., imposing strict controls on what each partner can and cannot do, how structures should be built, who can use water and how, how much pollution is too much, etc.). The focus will be on permanency, long term, stability, and establishing strict order and authority (e.g., limiting access to water or oil). The reason for the emphasis on stability and structure may relate to concerns or confusion about which [structures, authorities, partners, buildings, projects, etc.] are permanent and which are not, what is a mirage/deception and what is solid. At this time, the country may question stability of the partnerships, projects, and structures. The projects, partnerships, and regulations will probably involve construction (esp. related to mining, large machinery, and large rocks or metal objects), medicine, pharma, drugs, oil, chemicals, movies, music, navy, and water (e.g., beverages, alcohol, or weather protections like some walls to keep water away). Alternatively, the country may itself engage in some deception or make mistakes due to lack of clarity about something (e.g., underestimate how solid something is) and undermine stability and permanency of partnerships/projects/structures.
Yet another manifestation could be related to weather and natural events, such as struggle to contain water, chemicals, pollution, or some contagious disease. For ex., water erosion undermines large stone/metal structures, attempts to ward off water with walls fail leading to flooding, oil or some chemical spreads leading to contamination, etc.
Increased probability of a major earthquake. The current influence will take place under transiting Neptune’s opposition to Saturn in China’s chart this time. The last time there was a similar influence was in 1976 when transiting Neptune squared China’s Saturn. Note that Neptune= water/liquid, while Saturn=earth/rock. On July 28, 1976 there was Tangshan earthquake (magnitude 7.5) in China. Of particular interest is a description about soil liquefaction that accompanied that earthquake: “The shaking, which lasted 14 to 16 seconds, transformed much of the region’s exceptionally deep sandy soil into a fluidlike mass (liquefaction). Since few buildings were anchored to bedrock, the shaking and subsequent liquefaction of the soil destabilized and brought down most of the structures throughout the affected area.” (John P. Rafferty https://www.britannica.com/event/Tangshan-earthquake-of-1976) While this is just a single example, it fits the description of Neptune/Saturn hard aspect in action. Thus, there may be increased concerns about soil liquefaction once again.
USA (new): Increased probability of surprising events related to financial institutions, banks, rates, end-of-life insurance, construction, healthcare (esp. of elderly), prisons, secretive activities, navy, chemicals, pollution, contamination, diseases, nuclear waste, etc. This influence will last a few months: from May through the end of Oct 2017 (increasing around June 14 and Sep 24) and will pick back up in 2018 to culminate around March 14 to through Apr 20 (esp. around Apr 1). The issues may arise suddenly and involve abrupt start/ending of some project, problems with electric supply or IT systems, sudden turn of events, unexpected twists/turnabouts, sudden technology failures but also innovations, etc. The origin of these issues will likely be risky activities, stock market volatility, or some sort of a gamble. There may be much drama surrounding some issue (probably military or some new high tech initiative) — the issue could be related to IT, technology, telecoms, and aerospace (e.g., problems with airlines, IT equipment, electric supply, electronic banking, or data processing). In sum, some risky activity may cause a sudden problem for financial institutions and/or healthcare, etc. and cause some secrets to be exposed or the activity itself will be a hidden one (sudden hacking? sudden spread of nuclear contamination or some disease?).
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, pharmaceuticals, drugs, secret programs (esp. related to biology, medicine, end-of-life/death, mental health, prison population, supernatural powers, spiritual powers, etc.), programs related to religion/spirituality/beliefs, chemicals, navy, 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, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret 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: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. 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 in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). 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. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, 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 likely 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 was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).
Global: Continued increased focus on military and new initiatives, programs, or leaders (esp. related to sports, weapons, and military). These programs/initiatives could be related to IT, aerospace, electric supply, data connections, telecommunications, data processing, high tech devices, etc. The focus will be on long term improvements, long term contracts, building solid structures (e.g., some physical plant to manufacture airplanes, electric cars, rockets, etc.), improving organization, enabling movement through tunnels/mountains, moving soil to build something, and/or establishing governmental or corporate structures to support such projects and ensure their long term/permanent success (e.g., securing legal permits, international collaboration, etc.). Projects or products related to airplanes, electricity, IT, space, telecoms, media, transportation, cars (esp. electric cars), etc. that begin at this time should do well long-term (probably because they will be seen as solid, practical, reliable, and well-built). Good time for projects in the areas above (e.g., IT, electricity, aerospace, travel, etc.) that involve international collaboration or involve multinational organizations — these projects will move forward with relative ease. This influence will gradually lessen over the next few weeks through about July 5, 2017. The next phase of these projects or some new related projects may be initiated in late Oct-Nov of 2017.
USA: Increased focus on global status in the world, expansion, and international influence — there will likely be good news and improvement but also some restructuring of the government and/or changes in corporate policies to accommodate new goals or new leaders (restructuring/new policies — peaks around June 1). Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business, improved stability (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations (effective till end of July). Also, increased focus on banks, taxes, loans, insurance, laws, and international relations — we may hear about some initiative from the government that aims to alleviate issues (taxes?) or remove limitations (by removing some restrictions), yet at the same time increase profits by the government and large corporations. Since these things may seem at odds, the initiative may be seen as overly optimistic or impractical. Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about profits from domestic initiatives, incl. banks’ assets, real estate, home-land security, farming, and food production.
China: Increased focus on status, expansion, and international influence in the world of finance and investments — there will likely be good news and improvement. Also, focus on expansion and international connections related to financial system and banks — there may be some improvements, optimism, news about expanding business (esp. through international partnerships), and international collaborations. Note how the prediction is similar to the one for the US; however, while in the US there may actually be increased stability in the financial sphere, in China, increased hope/optimism may not always be justified. There is a strong possibility of illusion, misplaced hopes, or deceptive reports. The exception may be businesses related to oil, chemicals, navy/water, movies/music, and pharma — good news or news about expansion of these businesses (effective till end of July) may actually be accurate. In particular, we may hear about international expansion of China’s businesses related to navy or oil — there may be some agreements or negotiations. These developments may be surrounded by secrecy, be conducted in some secretive manner, and/or involve underground locations, secret sources of power, etc. (e.g., secret partnership agreement to expand navy influence across international borders). Peaked focus on the issues above will probably be due to some news about banks, investments, financial institutions, and [increased] earnings.
China: May through mid-July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, luck, international relations, crossing borders) will be hovering over China’s Neptune and Mercury, so China may experience increased focus on its navy and airplanes (as well as oil, chemicals, etc.) — there may be growth or expansion of some sort and/or increased international involvement.
North Korea: A few weeks ago, transiting Mercury (rhetoric) opposed (tension) the country’s Mars (military) (chart for Sept 10, 1948). However, based on transits alone, there wasn’t anything serious going on. The next Mercury opposition to NK’s Mars will take place on May 20, 2017 (Sat). At the same time, transiting Mars (aggression/threat/military) will oppose the country’s Jupiter (international relationships/expansion). It is quite possible that we will see another escalation of tensions around then. Given other global stressful transits between Mars and Neptune (lies, confusion, chemicals, navy) mid-May and then Saturn (limitations, losses, restrictions, death, collapse of structures, earthquakes) in late May, this could be somewhat stressful time globally.
MAY 22, 2017 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%).
May 20-30 (esp. 22-23) — globally and for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, esp. related to navy; immigration issues; fights over immigration or militarized disputes over international borders.
USA: May 21-22 (Sun-Mon) — Increased focus on military activities, incl. partnerships, as well as on the stock market — increased likelihood of riskier than usual moves, more aggressive stance (at least, verbally), and faster unfolding events.
USA: May 22-24 (Mon-Wed) — Increased concerns about oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music/videos, beverages, real-estate, land, home-land security, and navy. These concerns may intensify military collaboration with partners and possibly result in riskier than usual investor behaviors. There may be aggressive, risky moves, or accidents related to the areas above (e.g., oil or navy), or, there may be intensified arguments over those (e.g., healthcare or oil). There may also be a push for action (e.g., to move forward with some project or enter into a partnership agreement) in international relationships, immigration, international shipping/travel, or higher education.
China: There may be some important public announcement related to financial institutions, banks, construction projects, or earnings (e.g., about higher than expected profits or some new financial policy that will affect a large number of people).
MAY 23, 2017 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%).
MAY 24, 2017 (WED): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%).
MAY 25, 2017 (TH): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Down influence increases in late afternoon. Also in the afternoon, we may see greater than usual market activity (in terms of volume or the size of the move). This may be related to military activities (global), concerns about US leadership, news about some changes in US corporate polities, or news about US real estate/farms/food industry or US homeland security.
May 25-29 (esp. the weekend of 27-28) — increased probability of accidents (e.g., old equipment breaks down, engine stalls, etc.), violence, fires, earthquakes, as well as military conflicts or problems (e.g., blocked activity, old data, data not shared in a timely manner, old equipment, conservative approach blocks progress, delayed response, conflict between local and international forces, etc.). There may be angry protests over immigration, higher education, protests on college campuses, or anger directed toward foreign policies/entities. Sunday, May 28, afternoon EST may be particularly stressful — there are difficult aspects among transiting planets in both geo- and heliocentric chart at that time. On Mon, May 29, things may still be tense in the morning but gradually improve throughout the day (or on Tue).
USA: May 25 – 29 (esp. 28-29) — increased focus on the world leadership status, government, and homeland security. There will probably be tension in the world in general (esp. May 28-29 and June 1), so this could be tense few days.
MAY 26, 2017 (FR): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Down influence is stronger in the afternoon.
May 26-27 — Some international partnership or agreement may be the center of attention. The agreement may be related to oil, healthcare, beverages, music, movies, water, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, or navy.
>>>> Glance ahead, global (updated):
June 2 (Fr), there may be increased volatility in the Forex market.
USA (new): On June 7 (Wed) +-1-2 days, there may be a very important announcement about monetary policy, gold/silver, currency and/or about a business related to communication/transportation or retail sales (e.g., car manufacturer, social media, e-commerce, cloud computing, etc.).
Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2-19 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy.
June 15-27, esp. 15, 20-21, 23-24 — increased news about power grid, travel (incl. planes), and communications. Greater than usual chance of a massive power outage or some other large-scale disruption that can affect travel, on-line sales, shipping, internet connection, and communications (e.g., problems with satellite navigation, power plants, transformers, web-service providers, shipping companies, subways, etc.). This influence will be the strongest on June 20-21. The cause for the disruption may be hot/dry weather and/or too much wind — something may exceed its capacity or get out of balance (e.g., hot weather spikes electricity consumption and overwhelms power plants, strong winds damage power lines, etc.), there may be fire, accident, explosion, etc. The issue may be due to an accident or weather rather than intentional acts, but [in the worst case] it could lead to riots or angry outbursts. Regarding weather-related events, it’s worth noting that there may be an increased possibility of an earthquake and/or significant solar flare, but am less certain of this manifestation. A power outage seems the most likely scenario. Update 03.26.17: Am now leaning more toward this manifesting as an earthquake. Possibly in South Chile (Mount Hudson? around noon?). Note that the path of the visible annular solar eclipse of 02-26-17 passes almost directly over it https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Feb26Agoogle.html
Also, there may be increased news about oil, pharma, chemicals, water, pollution, deceases, etc. discussed in conjunction with finances, profits, and land/farming/food industry — so, loss of land due to water, notable changes in profits of pharma, oil, chemical etc. companies, merges or partnerships among said companies, food poisonings, chemical pollution of large land area. Finally, increased focus on some legal issue, higher education (e.g., colleges), international agreements, or immigration. For ex., we may hear about important laws regarding immigration and international travel, some international partners may be negotiating something (possibly related to oil, chemicals, finances, and land), some major companies may be involved in legal negotiations, etc.
June 23, 27 — increased market activity, greater than usual moves (prob. down on the 23rd; 27 — could be a reversal/bottom [of the V shaped move]). Also, significant days for the US (e.g., some threat, focus on military, fires, defense, land, farms, food, banks, legal issues, immigration, and international partnerships).
June 29-30 — increased probability of violence/terrorist attacks, protests, arguments, accidents, fires, and earthquakes. These may involve mines, power plants, nuclear power, hacking, and/or occur underground, and/or involve a major cover-up. Increased military activities or problems related to military and/or aggressive entities. Power plays, perceived suppression of someone’s rights, perceived excessive governmental controls, etc. could all be triggers behind some protests, coups, and aggressive actions or verbal arguments. Someone’s arguments or reckless statements may trigger a stand-off. Arguments may involve women, children, food safety, or homeland security.
July 5-7, +- few days and possibly the entire following week, esp. the 14th and 16th (updated) — increased likelihood of more significant market moves, esp. for the US, and/or noteworthy weather-related events, incl. power outages and strong winds. July 7 looks significant and stressful for weather, accidents, disasters, earthquakes, or some other large-scale problems.
>>>> Quick glance at the weeks following US presidential elections (repeated from last week):
As transiting Jupiter will begin to square US Saturn (rule of the 2nd house of financial institutions and symbol of established order, authority, government, large corporations, etc.) shortly after the elections, there may be a fall out from the elections that affects financial institutions. The effect may be that the established order or established institutions fall under legal scrutiny. Some legal disputes may go on, unwelcome laws may be implemented, or, there may be some [legal] actions that test banks and their stability. Alternatively, there may be conflict at the governmental level between entities trying to enforce some laws and established authorities. For ex., legal disputes involving governmental officials, legal action rattling established authorities, protests against previously implemented controls/limits, removing old regulations, removing old authorities, etc. This influence will be the strongest around Nov 11 to Nov 25 (esp Nov 18). The issue(s) may remain unresolved until the summer of 2017 and/or arise again that summer, mostly in late April through July 2017 (esp. May 08 and July 12).
With legal issues (related to banks and/or country’s leaders) possibly unfolding in the background through next summer, the US will also be experiencing transiting Saturn (control, old established authority, government) square (conflict) to US Mars (military) from late Dec 2016 through Oct of 2017 (see note below about Jul 15-16, 2017). I haven’t finished analyzing long-term transits, but the gist of the influence appears to be that there may be tensions or problems involving US military at the same time as US banks and/or leaders could be dealing with possible legal issues.
>>>> Still reviewing these but wanted to share significant dates ahead of time (repeated from last week):
Jul 15-16, 2017 — for the US — possible escalation of military tensions, problems with military, pressure or suppression of military forces or weapons (esp. navy-related). For ex., restriction on some weapons, gun control, weapons embargo, old weapons breaking, restructuring in the army, etc. Other manifestations may include military-related scandals (e.g., inappropriate use of force or sex-related), accidents (e.g., some weapons dropped at the wrong place), death of important/old military leaders, ending of some military program, or retirement of some important military weapon/facility/vehicle (e.g., a ship, base, etc.). Also, anger or disputes over banking [policies/actions] or push for change in the financial structure/banks. Also, problems with or restrictions imposed on businesses related to oil, pharma, chemicals, navy, movies, music, etc. July 15-16 dates are only one of the escalation points. These issues, in general, will likely be felt over the span of several months beginning 12/22/16 – 01/20/17, then 07/01/17 – 10/20/17.