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. This energy will [again] begin to intensify Sep 23, 2020 and remain strong 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 on December 16-20.
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: November 2020 (esp. 2nd and 3rd week) — This 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. Update (11.30.20): On Nov 16, 2020, DJIA saw the second highest daily close; the highest point was reached on Nov 24 when Dow Jones passed 30k. (Per Investopedia: “The Dow’s all-time high was 30,045.84 points on Nov. 24, 2020. The Dow reached its previous high of Dow’s all-time high was 29,950.44 points on Nov. 16, 2020.”) This peak was expected with Jupiter/Pluto conjunction (boundless energy and optimism) — however, as the conjunction now slowly separates, its expansive energy is expected to weaken over the upcoming weeks. Update (12.06.20): The Dow broke another record on 12/04/20 when it closed at an all-time high. The 11/16 date is now the 3rd highest close 😊. At the same time, Jupiter/Pluto conjunction continues to slowly separate and some tense transits are coming up ahead. Thus, I believe the reversal to down is still highly likely in the upcoming days. In particular, Dec 18-24, 2020 look significant in terms of important market-moving announcements.
Global: Dec 10-30, 2020 (esp. 18-24) — The optimism that has been driving market up in the past few weeks may be superseded by focus on practical considerations, long-term planning, and wealth preservation. There may be increased news about some legal issues or foreign-relations issues involving governments or large corporations. This may have to do with limitations or restrictions placed on immigration, movement of goods/people across the borders, cuts/restructuring, or some other legal changes that set a different (more somber) tone for investors. If some restrictions, cuts, or significant legal decisions are announced at this time, they may trigger violent protests and attacks (esp. Dec 23). Legal disputes or international negotiations may proceed very slowly at this time; international travel/shipment may also experience a slow-down/delays. Significantly, transits at this time make stressful aspects to the charts of China and Trump (tensions, pressure, arguments, frustration over limitations). Additionally, for China, during this time there may be an increased focus on new beginnings or new major projects in IT, aerospace, high tech, electronics, telecoms, etc.
USA: September – December 2020 — Increased focus on finance, earnings, assets, banks, financial institutions, financial policies, rates, debt, loans, taxes, and insurance. This includes concerns about financial manipulations, 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-October 2020 and then re-ignite in late December 2020 through early January 2021. In November 2020, around Nov 6-9, 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? budget cuts?). 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: Oct 5 – Dec 23 (esp. Oct 7-9, Nov 7-13, and Dec 15-19), 2020 — Increased news about water, pollution, floods, navy, oil, gas, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, hospitals, hidden places, secrets, etc. Update (10.21.20): Crude oil stockpiles (esp. those housed in floating storage) and port congestion may increase and possibly peak (particularly around Nov 7-13). Also, during this period (Oct – Dec 2020), a structure, company, leader, or a project in one or more of the areas above may be removed, cancelled, or replaced. The events may be a part of some large long-term initiative to completely revamp or reform one or more of these domains. For example, we may hear about a new major undertaking to address water pollution, deal with port congestion, update nuclear power plants, expand navy capabilities (incl. nuclear subs), expand the number of oil tankers or other floating structures (e.g., floating storage, nuclear stations, ships, etc.), build a solution to prevent devastating floods or rebuild after such floods, reform healthcare approach, or distribute an innovative medical treatment (incl. vaccines and any treatments that aid in tissue regeneration, extend life, or deal with mental health issues). The efforts may include implementing new laws, seeking support from the international community, expanding international influence, expanding projects related to long-distance travel/shipments (e.g., increasing the number of ships, routes, ports, stations, etc.), withdrawing from some international arrangements, creating new international alliances, and so on. The changes will likely be major and long lasting (decades).
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: 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. Yet another time of increased oil news (as well as news about gas, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals) will be on Sep 1-3, 2021. The news will probably involve tensions, attacks, arguments, etc. — this may result in a large market drop on Sep 3, 2021.
DEC 14, 2020 (MON): Strong influence; market may go up (60%). Greater than usual market moves are likely regardless of the direction. Also, there may be an important announcement about a legal change, contract, deal, or sale involving long distance transportation or communication (e.g., movement of goods or people internationally). The situation may facilitate or expedite movements across borders or we may hear about a sale related to sports or military (e.g., increased movement of troops across international borders, prominent athlete transfer, etc.).
Dec 14-30, 2020 — Increased news about important legal decisions, policies, immigration, international relations, long distance transportation, and large scale construction projects (something that involves large machinery, metals and stone, like a tunnel, railroad, or a large plant). Also, increased news about prominent individuals who are well educated, wealthy, royal, powerful, etc., such as diplomats, kings/queens, top level clergy, judges, heads of major corporations, government leaders, etc. Leaders appointed at this time or projects that begin at this time will likely be of greater than usual significance and will remain around for longer than anticipated. On Dec 10-17, it is more likely that some old projects/businesses reach an end or old leaders step down; while on Dec 18-24, new projects/leaders may be announced.
USA: Dec 14-16, 2020 — Increased news about military, sports, stock market, casinos, or businesses involved with risky/dangerous situations (e.g., firefighting, car racing, fighting). We may hear about an important contract, sale, communication (e.g., on social media), or relocation/trip. The developments may involve prominent individuals and/or affect large groups of people (e.g., movement of troops, relocation of manufacturing facility/office, acquisition of a sports team, change in leadership, etc.). An old leader or team owner may come back or some other reversal may occur (e.g., an athlete is transferred back to its original team).
DEC 15, 2020 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go down (60%)
USA: Dec 15-16, 2020 — Increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, navy, wet weather, beverages, movies, religion, etc. We may hear about contracts, agreements, sales, transportation, spread [of chemical or drugs, etc.], or increased reports/media coverage. The news may be that there are some minor obstacles, that public opinion on an issue is split, or that the agreement can’t yet be reached because some data are missing or because of some confusion. More generally, reports and news at this time may seem more confusing that usual or some critical details may be overlooked.
DEC 16, 2020 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60%).
Dec 16-30, 2020 (esp. 16-24) — Tense times with increased probability of strong earthquakes, geopolitical tensions, military escalations, disasters, accidents, protests (esp. against governments, old established leaders, police, or entities involved in secretive illegal activities), violent attacks, fires, explosions, etc. This will likely be busy days with lots of news and major announcements (both endings/restructuring as well as new beginnings/leaders/projects). Some of the announcements may trigger violent protests, esp. around Dec 20-23.
DEC 17, 2020 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). Today, there may be surprising events or increased volatility related to currencies, banks, financial institutions, as well as IT, aerospace, electric cars, and telecoms.
Dec 16-21, 2020 — Busy news days with focus on some legal issues, international affairs, long distance transportation, higher education, and prominent leaders (incl. diplomats, judges, professors, etc.). Some issue or status may be clarified (e.g., who is the leader, is the sale final, what are the details of the agreement, who can travel internationally, etc.).
China: Dec 17, 2020 – end of Jan 2021 (esp. Dec 25 through Jan 2) — Focus on major new beginnings for the country. New grand visions and plans, re-building, restructuring, large engineering projects, grand projects involving IT, AI, aerospace, high tech, networks, power plants, as well as healthcare and veterinary care. Increased sense of importance and significance of some new start or acceleration to achieve greater heights. Increased focus on international relations and greater involvement in organizations, building new alliances, and status changes (e.g., related to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) membership). At this time, some previously hidden projects may gain the attention and be proudly presented to the world. These may relate to oil, gas, chemicals, water, floods, dams, navy, pollution, healthcare, infectious diseases, vaccines, hospitals, prisons, movies, music, and audio-visual equipment. Also, some new laws and regulations may be passed, possibly related to human rights and freedoms.
DEC 18, 2020 (FR): Strong influence; market may go up (55%).
Dec 19-23, 2020 — Important changes for businesses related to IT, aerospace, telecoms, social media, high tech, electric cars, electronics, etc. This may involve new laws that aim to regulate these businesses, protect intellectual property, or establish some legal precedent.
At the time of this writing, I see that an antitrust lawsuit was filed against Facebook on 12/09/20 by FTC and dozens of states. With the upcoming transits, this may indeed be a serious lawsuit with long-lasting consequences for FB as well as other similar companies. Back in April 2018, I specifically predicted tough times for Facebook in 2020 and then in 2021/22 in a blog post titled Facebook scandal — Astrological insights and predictions (2018 to 2022). To quote, “When transiting Saturn and then Pluto conjunct FB’s natal Mercury (in 2020 and 2021/2022, respectively), there may be a major transformation of the company, incl. closure, downsizing, corporate restructuring, or splitting into several entities.”
Also for Dec 19-23, 2020 — We may also hear about limitations imposed on international travel, import/export, religious groups/places of worship, immigration, and higher education — the restrictions may result from some legal decisions or disagreements on values (what is right/moral). Additionally, we may hear about large scale new projects related to the same areas (international travel, import/export, religious groups/places of worship, immigration, and higher education) as well as aerospace, IT, high tech, etc. — for ex., a new high speed railroad project or an asteroid-mining project is announced.
>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):
Global: January 04 – February 07, 2021 (esp. Jan 10, 16, 20, 24, 27-31; Feb 6) — Heightened possibility of a problem, bad weather, or an accident/disaster that involves water, oil, gas, chemicals, brine, or some liquid. Affected locations may include ships, submarines, aquariums, water parks, hospitals, prisons, monasteries, places of worship, movie theaters, concert halls, etc. For ex., there may be problems caused by excessively wet (and windy) weather (e.g., floods, blizzards, storms, etc.), chemical or oil spill, an outbreak of some infectious disease, concerns about pollution or contamination, cave/mine collapse, problems with ships/navy, etc. The situation may affect transportation and travel, esp. over long distances/internationally. The situation may involve navy/ships/water as well as some air-born objects or airplanes — for ex., an airplane makes an emergency landing on a body of water. Back in Aug 2012, under a similar transit, Bayou Corne sinkhole has formed due to a collapsed underground salt dome cavern. In Feb 2004, in a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapsed, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others; a few days later, up to 295 people died near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer caught fire and exploded.
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). Update (11.22.20): The week of January 11, 2021 looks pretty disruptive or at least, exciting — this includes a strong possibility of surprising legal announcements or international agreements, esp. on Jan 11, as well as excessively windy weather, airplane or car accidents, power outages, and currencies. The events may be abrupt/sudden, involve granting freedom (or revoking a previous decision about someone being granted freedom/rights) or someone [wealthy] acting in a very eccentric manner.
USA: Jan 20, 2020 (Presidential Inauguration day) — Exact Mars conjunction Uranus in Taurus (both squaring Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius) — Increased probability of surprising unexpected developments, incl. accidents (esp. involving airplanes, flying objects, gas, or some airborne objects), fires, explosions, service outages (esp. social media or trading platforms), power outages, super windy conditions, and stock market volatility (incl. Forex and cryptocurrencies).
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.
Global: January 2021 – November 2022 (esp. Jan 9-22, 2021; late Jun – early Jul, 2021; and mid-Nov 2021) — Saturn will square Uranus on/off (the transit will be more/less exact over this 2-year period; when the aspect is more precise, the effect will get stronger). This energy may bring clashes between ideas or entities where one side favors a revolutionary and innovative approach and advocates freedom/equality in some matter vs. conservative ideas or entities that focus more on ensuring that things are structured/ordered and don’t change too radically (at least not until they undergo careful testing/verification). On the positive side, we may hear about scientific innovations related to IT, aerospace, AI, etc. (although there may be an initial push against new technologies or additional tests may be requested). At the same time, there may be problems related to digital currencies due to volatility or restrictions, as well as problems for banks and financial institutions that are slow to innovate technologically.
Global/USA: April, August, and December of 2021 — Increased focus on gold prices and the value of US dollar. Gold prices may reverse at those times; this may be related to some monetary policy changes in the US. The situation or issues may first arise in April, be reviewed in August, and reach final resolution/peak in December.
Global: Sep 1-3, 2021 — Increased stressful news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, religion, drugs, poisons, lies, beverages, music, movies, etc. This may result in a large market drop on Sep 3, 2021.
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.