For ongoing background influences for 2018-2026, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated.
Global: Ongoing background influence (2019-2020) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, geopolitical changes, old/established governmental or corporate leaders quitting/dying, changes in leadership of governments or large corporations, or of violent/terrorist attacks. As last week, this week, there may be increased news about governmental/corporate leaders being ousted or attacked, retiring, dying or losing their power in some way. Additionally, there is an increased probability of important events, announcements, or accidents involving mining, coal, steel, minerals, tunnels, bridges, old buildings in general, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. It will remained heightened in September, but will further intensify Sep 23, 2020 through the end of the year. (The probability of accidents and disasters will remain high in January of 2021, but in 2021 the focus may shift from earthquakes to violent storms, power outages, airline accidents, fires, etc.) This week, the influence is the strongest September 14-15.
Global: On-off all year (intensified especially in August and November of 2020) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The entire month of August may see above average number of various shakeups (incl. natural disasters and corporate restructuring).
Global/China: Jun 15 – July 10 (esp. June 28-30) and then Nov 04 – 20 (esp. Nov 11-13), 2020 — Increased news about nuclear power, radiation, power plants, recycling plants, shifts in governmental leadership (power changes hands at the top), secretive activities, spying/hacking, underground activities (burials, mining, waste storage, etc.), terrorist activities, and religious activities (not necessarily spiritual but more related to “correct behaviors” or “correct values”), and so on. The nature of the news may be expansion (e.g., new religious rules, new regulations for the power plants, new leadership at governmental or corporate level, an accident that leads to the increase in radiation, etc.), or, death/transformation/rebirth (e.g., death of a prominent leader [esp. religious, diplomat, judge, or professor], closure of related businesses, the end of some program, restarting of a nuclear plant, etc.). The changes will likely involve international partners or groups/community, and may involve changes in regulations (e.g., related to immigration or movement/shipment across borders). With China’s chart transits at the same time, it is possible that one or more scenarios above will involve China (e.g., the country may introduce new regulations on trash recycling, opens a new trading route that possibly goes over the mountains, or deploys some powerful navy vessel).
China/CORONAVIRUS outbreak: Issues related to the viral illness outbreak will likely persist throughout the entire year. There may be escalations or some sort of increased activities around Mar 9 – 27 (esp. Mar 17-22), Jul 6 – 24 (esp. Jul 11-12), and Oct 26 – Nov 20 (esp. Nov 9-13), which may be followed by positive news of a lucky break, improvement, drop/rise in death toll, regulations, radical measures, or a major transformation of the status quo (e.g., a reform in how something is handled). The period of Aug-Nov of 2020 will probably be the most intense.
OIL: Globally, Sep 10-12, 2020 — Increased news related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. The news may be slightly stressful (e.g., concerns about pollution, important negotiations, some project stalls, etc.). Oct 17-20, 2020 — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, etc. — the value of the related products and businesses may go down. There may also be an important related announcement regarding these areas on Oct 19-20 (on the 19th there may be some confusion, and then the issue is clarified on the 20th).
Nov 2020 – Feb 2021 (esp. end of Jan 2021) may see an accident possibly resulting in water pollution and/or some other significant developments related to oil, gas, chemicals, etc. At the same time (end of Jan 2021), there may be some surprising unexpected developments related to earnings, finance, currencies, and banks; this may involve airlines, telecoms, and IT companies — sudden bankruptcies? companies breaking into multiple entities? Massive power/service outages? A spike of problems in the areas above and increased market volatility are likely around Jan 18-29, 2021. Then, in Apr 2021 (esp. 8-11), there may be renewed tensions and fighting over oil or about oil prices. These tensions may be accompanied by a large market drop on Apr 8 and/or 9, 2021.
SEP 14, 2020 (MON): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55-60%).
Sep 14-15 — Increased market volatility. Focus on banks, finance, earnings, cryptocurrencies, Forex, and gold. There may be unexpected developments (or expected developments coming earlier than scheduled) and increased volatility in currency prices, esp. EUR/USD. Gold (and possibly silver) value may go up.
USA: Increased focus on oil, gas, 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. Some issue regarding the areas above may be clarified or its status may be made official/legal (e.g., some drug is legally approved, status of some decision involving an oil company is clarified, a judgment is made in some important case involving pharmaceuticals/chemicals/oil/pollution, etc).
China: Sep 14-15 — Increased news about communication and transportation, sales, oil, gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, navy, floods, as well as loans, rates, debt, and investments. For ex., we may hear about increased sales or shipments of some chemical, increased number of shipping destinations, contracts related to shipping and shipbuilding industry, etc. If some contract is announced, the details may be obscured and/or the source of funding may be suspicious or questionable.
SEP 15, 2020 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go up (60%).
Sep 15-17 (esp. the 16th) — Increased likelihood of important announcements regarding immigration, international shipments or travel, education, travel, healthcare, and governmental services (including teachers, postal service, and police). Also, we may hear about some international agreements or laws passes that govern international relations/commerce. These announcements or legal acts may be divisive or controversial with general public split 50/50 on whether to support them or not.
USA: Increased news about banks, bank assets and savings, real estate, land, farming, and homeland security. For these areas, the news may be positive — some project or initiative may receive a boost or some issue may be clarified, such as the next steps or who the new leader will be.
SEP 16, 2020 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60%).
Sep 16-17 — Greater than usual market moves regardless of the direction. Probably down days due to the reduced appetite for risk and a more careful approach from investors.
China: There may be an important announcement related to communication and transportation, as well as loans, rates, debt, and investments. The announcement may be unpopular or seen as a step back (relying on old ways of doing something), or, it could be related to revisiting an old issue, such as following up on a previous agreement to adjust terms, returning a shipment, going back to the previous arrangement/supplier, etc. Yet another possibility is an adjustment in some numbers, such as a death toll from COVID-19 epidemic.
SEP 17, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (60%).
SEP 18, 2020 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
>>>> Glance ahead (updated):
Global: Oct 17-20, 2020 — Increased news about oil, gas chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water, floods, excessive precipitation, water pollution, infectious diseases, pollution, recycling, navy, lies/deception, prisons, secretive locations or activities, spying/hacking, drugs, religions, music, movies, photography, etc. There may also be increased focus on international negotiations, travel, and shipments. Monday, October 19, 2020 may see larger than usual market moves (possibly a drop followed quickly by an up swing).
Updated Global: November 2020 (esp. 2nd and 3rd week) — Increased focus on governmental regulations, controls, embargoes, taxes, tariffs, shortages, delays, and building or reorganizing some structures (e.g., literally, building large objects such as dams or bridges, or, changing leadership or restructuring). Increased news about large established corporations going through restructuring and possible shake-ups at the top. These shake-ups may be due to natural disasters, wars, or changes in power/leadership. These changes may be accompanied by increased anti-governmental protests, violence (e.g., shootings, fires, or explosions), news about corruption, scandals involving governmental or corporate officials, attacks on governmental or corporate leaders, etc. The same time period (esp. around Nov 13 +- a few days) may coincide with a major TOP or BOTTOM of the stock market (my guess is TOP at this time). Update (09.13.20): Around November 13 (Friday) to November 16 (Monday), 2020 we can expect a similarly large market move as we had back on April 3 to April 6 (Friday to Monday). On April 6, 2020 Dow Jones closed up 1,627.46 points or 7.73%, at 22,679.99, posting its third biggest point gain ever (reference1), with DJIA dropping 2.7% the week prior (reference2). In any case, November 16, 2020 looks like a large move day (probably up). By November 19, 2020 the direction may change to down. This may coincide with an announcement about the US election results — it is possible that the final election results are delayed until mid-November, which could trigger greater than usual stock market volatility.
Global: January 07 – February 07, 2021 (esp. Jan 9-31; Feb 5) — Eventful time with greater than usual market volatility, surprising developments (esp. related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, cryptocurrencies, communication and transportation businesses, social media, and education). We may hear about important legal decisions, new laws, international agreements (or conflicts), decisions about long distance travel and announcements about the funding, sale or acquisition of major businesses (possibly related to banking, IT, social media, news, communication, and aerospace). For ex., we may hear about some surprising decision to start/stop funding on a major transportation project (esp. related to rail ways, cars, and airplanes). There may also be increased news about earthquakes, power outages, and accidents/disasters (esp. involving explosions, fires, and strong winds).
USA: US Presidential election 2020 on November 3, 2020 — A very preliminary look (only looking at the natal charts of Biden and Trump) shows the transits for that day to be more prominently aspecting Trump’s chart. Whatever the outcome, Trump will likely subjectively feel that the outcome is aligned with his life’s purpose (as in, he may feel the outcome was fated or meant to be).
USA: September – December 2020 — Increased focus on finance, earnings, assets, banks, financial institutions, financial policies, rates, debt, loans, taxes, insurance, etc. There may be concerns about illegal manipulative activities, hidden money, illegal payments, corruption, debt, bankruptcies, loss of earnings because of some governmental regulations, arguments over police or military costs, etc. Concerns about earnings, financial institutions, and debt may remain strong in September 2020 and then re-ignite in late December 2020 through early January 2021. In November 2020, some governmental regulations may be put in place to provide support to banks/financial institutions [through “tough love” approach, like by asking them to cut operational costs], better control financial flow/transactions, or to increase earnings by imposing some limitations (import quotas? tariffs?). In November, we may also hear about restructuring of banks/financial institutions, reduction in the number of locations, reduced services, or some other losses or voluntary cuts.
China: October – December 2020 — Heightened risk of dangerous situations due to floods, infectious diseases, pollution, etc. (esp. the week of Oct 12, the week of Nov 9, and mid-December). Also, increased probability of large earthquakes, mudslides, or some other disasters/accidents that involve old structures, ancient sites, earth, nuclear power plants/weapons, dams, recycling businesses, underground storage, waste storage or disposal locations, and long distance transportation (esp. in the mountains, tunnels, underground, over water, or under water).
Global: Dec 2020-Feb 2021 — Increased news about large corporations and/or governments declaring bankruptcies and/or getting bailouts. In particular, areas related to IT, telecoms, electric power, social networks, aerospace, etc. may be affected. More generally, there may be a lot of restructuring in these areas. Changes may be accompanied by service outages. Outages may also be caused by turbulent weather (winds, electric storms, ice storms) and/or increased seismic activity.
USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed.
Global: Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2025 through early 2026 may coincide with another major viral epidemic. Neptune/Saturn conjunction was in effect during the deadly Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 20-50 million people. With Neptune entering Aries at the same time (Aries rules things like military, war, sports, surgery, fire, etc.), the outbreak may be associated with inflammation, fever, dehydration, etc. and/or may be related to bioweapon development, fires spreading pollution, lack of [clean] water due to drought, etc.
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.