Global: Mid-May, 2018 through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”?😜😂
With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.
Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.
Global: March – July of 2019 — Increased probability of major disasters, incl. earthquakes, tsunami, oil spills, nuclear accidents, mine collapses, major floods, etc. The scale of the events will be comparable to 2010 Haiti earthquake, Deepwater Horizon spill, etc. The actual event may be an earthquake, collapse of some solid structure (mine, dam, old buildings, etc.), landslide, etc.. At the same time, the event(s) may be triggered by or associated with water-related problems (e.g., steam escapes and causes a nuclear plant accident, tsunami damages structures, floods destroy buildings, etc.). Am currently looking at past events and individual countries’ charts to try to narrow down possible locations. I plan to elaborate on this with more details in a separate post. In general, there seems to be a pattern with solar flares, earthquakes, and major disasters occurring when slower moving planets form oppositions, squares and other more complex symmetric patterns around the Sun in heliocentric chart. Aspects to Chiron (geo- and helio-) from Saturn and Pluto appear to coincide with major disasters as well.
USA/ Global: With the announcement about the steel tariff coming at the tail-end of the transiting Saturn’s opposition to US Jupiter, the resulting developments will likely put a long-term damper on the country’s international relationships and partnerships as well as on the new projects involving overseas expansion, international trade, international shipments, or taking risks. They may also result in some legal problems or delays with reaching legal agreements (esp. related to international trade). Strictly from the astrological perspective (I have no expertise in or personal opinion on this subject), the announcement is not favorable for the country [at least, short term] as it involves a stressful aspect (opposition) from Saturn (control, limitation, loss, delays) in Capricorn (government, large corporations, metals, rocks, mining, old/conservative entities, etc.) to US Jupiter (expansion, optimism, law, international affairs, etc.). In the US chart, Jupiter rules the 1st house of the country’s identity, prosperity, health, and new initiatives and it is in the 7th house of partnerships.
Saturn opposing Jupiter symbolizes delays, restrictions, greater control, slow progress through hard work and discipline, and risk avoidance. Saturn can bring long-term success after a slow arduous process because it helps to eliminate “fluff,” cut out unnecessary expenses, and build a solid foundation. Projects that begin under such a transit will likely last for a long time with critical developments coming at about the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th year following the initial event. With Pluto and Saturn transiting through Capricorn for the next several years, the focus on all things Capricorn (in the US and globally) will further increase; thus, I expect the last week’s announcement to have long-term consequences and affect steel and related industries for years to come.
Short-term, focus on these issues will intensify when Mars transits through Capricorn from March 17 through May 16, 2018, and, Aug 14 – Sep 11, 2018. Key events (announcements related to steel, metals, mining, etc. but also earthquakes, anti-government protests, corporate troubles, mining accidents, and other “shake-ups”) can be expected when Mars conjuncts Saturn and Pluto as it passes through the sign. Dates: Mar 30 – Apr 9 (esp. Apr 2-4) and Apr 20 – May 1 (esp. Apr 26-27). Additionally, both Saturn and Pluto will turn retrograde in April (on the 18th and 23rd, respectively) and stay retrograde for several months. This will probably intensify the focus on the related issues and may manifest as a re-evaluation period with a review of the decisions and strategies, followed by adjustments.
USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep 2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.
Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable.
China: Late Dec 2017 – Jan 2018, also late Apr- early May 2018, and Sep 2018: Positive news about the financial sphere, incl. international expansion, new beneficial laws, increased income, expansion through real estate, transportation, and shipping (esp. international).
China: Feb – early Apr 2018 (esp. March) as well as late Sep – early Oct 2018: Positive news about the status on the world stage, increased influence, improved status of leadership or rise of some new prominent leaders, international expansion, new beneficial laws, increased focus on immigration, expansion in the area of international travel/shipping and investments.
China: Jan-Feb 2018, as well as Apr-early May 2018, and Sep 2018 will see increased focus on financial institutions, banks, laws, real estate, profits, and homeland security — there may be some expansion, esp. internationally (gains more land?), and increased profits/opportunities (e.g., profits from foreign connections or as a result of new laws). Favorable time for profits from the activities related to the listed areas as well as initiatives related to long-distance travel/shipping.
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.).
In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China.
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).
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, 2019 (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.
North Korea and Israel: Solar Eclipse on 08.21.17 at 28LEO53 has occurred on top of North Korea’s Saturn (limitations, restrictions, death of old structures, scarcity, lack) and Israel’s Mars (war, violence, anger, fires, rush behavior). This may bring increased developments, likely stressful, to those countries. These developments are the most likely to take place when significant planets pass over the eclipse degree in the 12 months or so following the eclipse.
Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.
Russia: Mar 30 – May 8, 2018 (esp. mid Apr) & Dec 10 – 29, 2018 (esp. Dec 8-20) — Transiting Saturn will be hovering near the country’s North Node at 9° 51 Capricorn (chart for 12.25.91; flag raised event). This can manifest as popularity of rigid old-school leaders and as increased focus on the actions taken by such leaders as well as by governmental entities in general. Additionally, governmental and large corporate entities may receive prominent public attention and, likely, support. Some key events may take place that define the future of the country (esp. as related to its leadership, government, prominent authority figures, large corporations, coal, steel, metals, minerals, mining, commodities, as well as some large scale long-term manufacturing and infrastructure projects [esp. involving steel, metals, mining, digging, etc.]).
Global/USA/China/OIL: It looks to be a stressful and volatile week with focus on forex/currencies/rates as well as oil, navy, chemicals, fighting, military, explosions, drugs, deception, etc. Globally, the influence is more stressful than for the US. The US has some supportive transits that will have a protective effect (e.g., some fighting over oil or navy-related conflicts may benefit the US). For China, the same time period, esp. Dec 5-8, will be more stressful (e.g., problems with navy/oil put pressure on its leaders, earthquakes occur and trigger mudslides or flooding, some old structures collapse, old/established approaches are challenged [esp. related to steel, government, mining, healthcare, and partnerships], etc.).
All week (esp. on Dec 6-7), there will be very strong focus on oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, navy, beverages, water, movies, religion, etc. There may be violence, fires, accidents, anger, shooting, fighting, floods [possibly due to sudden collapse of a barrier or a sudden rush of water], explosions (over and under water), and so on. The value of related businesses, commodities, and products may go down and/or there may be heated conflicts and concerns about these areas (e.g., explosion/accident or anger over an oil pipe, fighting about the legality of some project related to oil/navy/water/pharmaceuticals/etc., anger over the ineffectiveness of some drug, anger over the actions of navy personnel, concerns about doping in sports, etc.). There may also be increased concerns about illegal immigration routes involving water, and/or illegal transportation/shipments/crossings by water (esp. of oil or gas over or under water), or about military activities involving navy/bodies of water.
Global: Dec 3-8, 2018 (esp. the 4th and the 6th) — Increased probability of accidents [esp. maritime], aggressive moves/fighting, or disasters related to [hot] water (e.g., flooding, steam explosions, underwater explosions [volcano? oil pipes?], fires at a chemical plant/oil rig/oil processing plant, etc.), navy, oil, chemicals, religion, pharmaceuticals, poisons, and/or some deception. These days may also see a significant market drop (esp. Dec 4-7); at least, there will likely be major market moves. Also, there may be news about problems related to the military personnel (esp. navy), sports and athletes — there may be news about drugs, alcohol, cheating, doping, poisoning, or some deception.
China: Dec 3-8, 2018 (esp. the 4th and the 6th) — Increased concerns related to partnerships, agreements, as well as governmental controls and restrictions. These may involve [hot] water (e.g., flooding, steam explosions, underwater explosions, etc.), navy, oil, chemicals, religion, pharmaceuticals, poisons, and/or some deception. The country may feel like it is under attack and feel threatened. Additionally, there may be problems related to old structures, earthquakes, mudslides, pollution, instability of some barriers, water erosion, fires, explosions, and/or problems with prisons, monasteries, or hospitals. The issue may be hidden, under ground or under water, and possibly result in some contamination/spread of disease or anger.
Global: Oct 22 – Dec 07 (esp. Oct 22-24 and Nov 27 – Dec 4) — increased probability of surprising news related to banks and financial institutions — possibly about some agreements, partnerships, legal negotiations, rates, loans, fin tech, e-currencies, and/or leadership. The news may involve a sudden turn of events, volatility (esp. in e-currencies), a gamble, casinos, or an unexpected change and may affect large groups of people (e.g., a famous wealthy actor/politician/leader does something daring in front of the crowd, a casino owner makes an extraordinary large bet, a bank starts a new project that is seen as a large gamble, traders engage in riskier behaviors than usual, etc.).
Global: Over the summer (May-Sep 2018), Jupiter/Neptune trine in water signs had supported optimistic/hopeful mood and, as expected, there was an overall upward trend in the markets. The trine has been dissipating since September, so that supportive influence is no longer there. At the same time, as we approach and enter 2019, we will slowly begin to experience the effects of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits from Mars to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, as well as North Node and Jupiter, this may be accompanied by an increase in earthquakes, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent attacks, protests and military clashes. “A whole lotta shakin’” will be going on. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. For ex., as mentioned in the long term section above, March – July of 2019 look particularly stressful (e.g., June 14, 2019 looks very stressful with a chart similar to that of the SL-1 nuclear reactor meltdown in 1961 with and addition of a Neptune/Jupiter square indicative of a steam explosion or tsunami). Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) entering Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry.
To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.
Reposting from an older blog, to give a flavor of upcoming times (note that countries that have been affected during previous times of Saturn/Pluto conjunction will likely be affected again (so we may expect increased India/Pakistan tensions, for ex.):
“Prediction: With transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto virtually all year, 2019 looks like a tense year. At that time, we may hear about various transformations taking place, esp. in the governments, large corporations, or other large entities that act as powerful leaders/rulers on a national or multinational level. Other areas that may undergo significant changes or experience some tribulations include industries related to mining, nuclear power, and natural resources. For ex., in 1947, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct as well, there was a Partition of India (millions were displaced or died in the process). When Saturn and Pluto formed a close conjunction in Leo back in August of 1947, sovereign states of India and Pakistan have been officially created. Also, at the time of the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1982, the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 was passed basically making Canada fully independent from the UK.”
USA: Oct 22 – Nov 30 (esp. Nov 6-16) — Increased focus on international relations, long distance transportation, higher education, immigration, legal negotiations, laws, judges, lawyers, etc. We may hear about significant changes, limitations, controls, reduction, losses, conservative attitudes, or restructuring in these areas. The changes will likely occur on the level of government and large corporations. There may be concerns about the legal status of the changes or that the changes may affect some laws negatively. The source of changes will probably be some new goals and vision for the country or possibly new leadership. The focus will be on the country’s needs even if those are at odds with existing partnership arrangements and agreements. The partners may not appreciate the changes and see the US as too inflexible, conservative, or rigid. Update 11.11.18: Fitting with the prediction above, on 11-08-18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell and fractured 3 ribs. Putting together the ongoing stressful opposition transit from Saturn (loss, delay, restructuring, constraints, authority figure, old age, poor health, bones/teeth, calcification, lack of mobility, death, etc.) to US Jupiter (law, judges, legal system, immigration, foreign affairs, etc.) and the upcoming tense transits to the judge’s natal chart, I think it is very likely that she will soon leave the position. I haven’t analyzed Ginsburg’s chart in depth, but I see tense transits coming up for her around Nov 25-27, 2018 — at that time, she may experience difficulties with breathing, communicating, or moving around, and/or will have to be extra disciplined with herself (physical therapy?) when performing these functions. She may also simply feel extra tired. Additionally, she is entering a period of a few months when she will experience a slow and transformational opposition/square form transiting Pluto to her Pluto and Uranus, respectively. Around February 1-2, 2010, Pluto transit will be very tight and Mars will additionally be passing exactly over her Uranus and squaring her Pluto. This will likely be a time of a major transformation for Ginsburg, incl. job change and increased health risks (e.g., more falls). Previously, in June 2012, she similarly fractured two ribs when transiting Saturn opposed her Uranus and squared her Pluto. I will be surprised if she doesn’t leave around Feb 2019. If she doesn’t, there is an even more stressful time for her coming up in May – June 2019. In particular, early to mid June 2019 looks like super tense time for ALL. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, tense transits at that time will apply pressure to the planets in her horoscope and this may manifest as health concerns.
DEC 03 2018 (MON): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). With Mercury retrograde till Fr 11-07, negotiations and agreements may be unclear, poorly defined, or involve some deception. The agreements may be re-evaluated after Mercury turns direct on Fr.
Nov 26 – Dec 4, 2018 (esp. Nov 28 – Dec 1, and Dec 4) — Increased volatility, esp. in the area of finance, precious stones, and currencies. Greater than usual Forex moves (esp. EUR/USD) or concerns about currencies, incl. e-currencies (the value of e-currencies may drop). Excitement about new financial products of some sort (new ways to obtain loans? new areas of investments previously hidden?), surprising changes in the rates, exciting/surprising news about precious stones and/or other stones/minerals excavated from earth (e.g., an unusual stone is found, the value of some mineral suddenly changes, etc.), surprising archeological discoveries, surprises or unexpected changes for businesses related to fashion or sweets (e.g., cupcakes or sugar), possibly also surprising value changes for gold and silver.
Nov 26 – Dec 9 — Days of aggressive actions and conflicts related to oil, navy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, mental health, water, religion, music, movies, etc. In late Nov, the confrontation may be verbal and/or involve navy and small fast vehicles/drones (these may be able to travel over long distance and carry some explosives or start fires; these devices may be small but their strength may be in numbers [many small fast moving objects that can travel long distance]). The conflict may then escalate to involve burning of some chemicals, navy conflicts, aggressive actions involving drugs/mental instability, chemical weapons, chemical fires, attacks on [international or traveling internationally] leaders, and so on. At the same time, there may increased news about accidents involving chemicals, oil, drugs, fires, shipment/transportation over water, and the spread of contagious diseases (esp. those involving inflammation, poisoning, chemical burns, and spreading through water). Likely, stressful days for pharmaceutical, chemical, and/or oil companies. In the following weeks (esp. late Dec 2018 to late Jan 2019), these issues may continue escalating and will likely involve an even greater involvement of some international or legal teams. Laws or legal matters will remain in focus, likely to resolve conflicts or problems related to the topics above, such as navy, chemicals, oil, drugs, international relations, and immigration.
China: Nov 20 – Dec 8, 2018 — A stressful time for the country. Increased concerns about the leaders (at the level of government and large corporations), increased regulations/restrictions, steel, mining, banks, rates, loans, taxes, as well as international partnerships. Also, tensions or restrictions related to navy/chemicals/oil/etc. The source of tensions or concerns may be related to navy, water, secret enemies, secret negotiations, deception, pollution, illnesses, and unclear terms. For ex., some vague restriction is applied [by or on a governmental or corporate entity] but because the restriction is vague it is difficult to comply with the rules; or, the rules are easily circumvented by using a loophole because the rules are not specific enough. Increased probability of earthquakes or mining accidents (e.g., explosion at a mine accompanied by flooding).
DEC 04, 2018 (TUE): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%).
DEC 05, 2018 (WED): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). US financial markets will be closed in honor of George H.W. Bush. Overall, however, it is a stressful day. Larger than usual market moves likely, regardless of the direction.
DEC 06, 2018 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Larger than usual market moves likely, regardless of the direction. The down influence is stronger globally than for the US. In fact, fighting or problems (esp. related to oil or navy) elsewhere may actually benefit the country (in particular, in the area of partnerships, agreements, and negotiations — these may proceed smoother because of problems experienced by other entities).
On Dec 6-7, there may be a reversal in the markets (probably from down to up).
DEC 07, 2018 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Larger than usual market moves likely, regardless of the direction. Up influence is stronger for the US than globally.
>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):
USA: Dec 17-22 (esp. Dec 20), 2018 — Increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, drugs, epidemic, navy, water, beverages, deception, secret enemies, poisoning, pollution, elderly or unwell individuals, addictions, etc. There may be concerns about a military stand-off over one of the issues above or an upsetting incident involving one or more of the above (e.g., an accident involving navy, an attack involving a mentally unstable person, a fire on an oil rig, spread of some contagious decease involving fever and bodily fluids, anger over healthcare, maritime accidents, serious snowstorms, news about athletes doping or cheating, etc.). There may also be increased military tensions, discussions related to guns or weapons, increased military preparations (to defend homeland or assist needy individuals who can’t care for themselves), and tense negotiations with partners that may involve a show of strength [some assertive or risky move, use of military, sales of weapons, etc.].
Global: With Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and upcoming stressful transits to them from Mars, the probability of earthquakes is high all year (and will further increase in 2019-2020). I’ve been wanting to write a more detailed post and list all the high stress dates, but there are too many, so I keep postponing (I will still write it though). With Jupiter/Neptune trine in water signs unfolding mainly in May-Sep, we can expect improved conditions for and expansion of the related businesses (e.g., chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, religion, water, and navy). Weather-wise, this will likely bring an extremely wet year with rains, floods, etc.
Global: Jan 20-22, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. At this time, there may also be increased fluctuations of the related commodities and products, incl. metals, chemicals, oil, and minerals.
China: Jan 24-26 (esp. the 25th), 2019 — Increased probability of an important announcement about banks, savings, earnings, assets, or real estate. It may involve an aggressive or risky decision and may cause upset or concerns about stability/profits. Also, there may be increased concerns about earthquakes, vague restrictions, regulations related to navy/chemicals,/oil/steel/etc., and/or tensions related to navy, water, old buildings, and structures that may be unstable, built on water [reclaimed land], sandy soil (due to liquefaction-induced damage?), or built in secret/without proper preparation/using inappropriate materials (incl. toxic chemicals).
Global: Apr 4 (+- several days), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be fluctuations in the price of related businesses, commodities or products, incl. oil, steel, chemicals, mining companies, companies that own/operate power plants or recycling facilities, etc.
Global: Apr 24-26, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving water, oil, gas, poisons, chemicals, mental issues, delusion, and drugs). For ex., some mentally unstable or drugged up person may attack a business related to education, transportation, or media; or, there may be a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami or problems with contaminated water; or, some healthcare epidemic or poisoning triggers a need for greater governmental controls (esp. over food supplies); and so on.
Global: May 3 – 10 (esp. 5-8), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, military tensions, and a strong move in the markets (probably down — could be a drop on May 5-7 followed by a reversal to up by the 10th).
Global/OIL: Jun 8-22 (+- several days; esp. 10, 14, 18, and 19), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. Super tense time; the more I look at it, the worse it looks. 😰 This may be a time of some truly large disaster or an event that will affect large groups of people (e.g., a large earthquake accompanied by a tsunami and followed by oil/gas leaks and explosions). Alternatively, there may be several disasters at the same time. June 10, 14, 18, and 19 look the worst. At this time, markets may experience several strong down days as well. There may also be some serious geopolitical tensions and restructuring at this time. Some governmental powers and/or leadership may be challenged and some countries may worry about their borders/independence/security. There will also be increased focus on immigration, laws, and foreign relations. The influence is not going to dissolve quickly but rather this may be a time that sees some events that set other events in motion, and/or are themselves a culmination of some tensions (geopolitical and/or in the Earth’s crust). In terms of the market, this period will likely see a very significant move (likely down). Additionally, there will likely be important events and price fluctuations related to OIL and derived product (e.g., some chemicals) — there may be an overabundance of oil, conflicts over oil, oil prices reaching some extreme point (high or low), etc. Taken into consideration other transits at this time, this may be due to some weather-related disaster, major accident(s), or war(s). Similarly to OIL, at this period there will likely be increased tensions or adjustments in prices (big drops/rallies) related to immigration, foreign relations, laws, pharmaceuticals (incl. various plant-based drugs [marijuana/cannabis stocks?]; possibly due to problems with farming, land, safety/security, or governmental regulations), religion, beverages, music, movies, video equipment, etc. Lastly, there will likely be increased news about banks and savings — there may be concerns about the safety of investments, issues with real estate, concerns about governmental controls/restrictions/regulations, concerns about safety (due to wars/attacks/quakes/etc.), etc.
Global: Oct 27 – Nov 4 (+- several days; esp. Oct 27 and Nov 4), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be increased focus on agreements, contracts, tariffs, and negotiations related to steel, minerals, mining, nuclear power, and recycling. There may be tensions surrounding these topics and/or their availability may be restricted (either because of some disasters/accidents or artificially [through tariffs or governmental regulations]).
Global: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 15 (esp. Jan 9-12), 2020 — Increased probability of a major geopolitical event and/or some disaster (manmade or natural, incl. earthquakes, mudslides, storms, power loss, contagious disease epidemic, nuclear accident, collapse of a recycling plant or a mine, etc.). There may be an official public announcement about a new law, new treaty, new legal decision, creation of a new bloc of countries, separation of some long-term partner countries (“exit” from a bloc), etc. The event will have an international significance and affect large numbers of people; issues related to foreign affairs, immigration, and long-distance transportation will be prominent. This may be some country [or a large established corporation] breaking up into smaller territories [companies], territories uniting to create a country, a country undergoing a complete change in the government/leadership (leaders may die or be violently removed), major trial of some leader in court, court(s) deciding on legality of some country’s actions against another country, etc. In particular, China and the US may be affected, as well as large established corporations and old/established/conservative leaders (they may die), as well as industries related to recycling, nuclear power, steel, mining, oil, spying, hacking, etc. Markets may experience larger than average moves at that time (probably down initially, but may then turn up after some legal document is signed or some agreement is finalized). The market moves may possibly due to concerns about US/China trade or relationships, and/or, some new legal international arrangements/goals/partnerships (possibly initiated by the US).
Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting early next year (2019), we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only, 2021- early 2022.
With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.
USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.
USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes.