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: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022. In late June through July 2021, Saturn Uranus square will be exacerbated by a stressful Mars transit and the three planets will form what’s know as a T-square. This may be a particularly difficult stressful time not favorable for risky activities (e.g., high speed race) — things may quickly get out-of-control or overheat more easily than normally. Jan 2021 (esp. the 24th) looks super tense as well — Mars will join Uranus and Jupiter will join Saturn, so Jupiter/Saturn will square Mars/Uranus conjunction — this is like pouring oil on the fire. Similar transits (also involving Taurus and Aquarius) occurred at the time of the worst fireworks disaster in all of history, the accident occurred in 2000 in Dutch city of Enschede.
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. Also, Titanic sank under a similar transit as will occur around 1/24/21.
Global: Major market volatility in Jan 2021, with many surprising developments (incl. in finance, cryptocurrencies, IT and airlines), shakeups, and wild moves (esp. Jan 11-25, 2021). On Jan 14, 2021, when Uranus turns direct, we may expect a reversal in the direction of some ongoing project, debate, or initiative. Areas that may be the most affected include finance (banks, financial institutions, currencies, cryptocurrencies) as well as IT, high tech, telecoms, aerospace, electric cars, battery manufacturing, and power plants. Some projects that have previously been under review or in limbo will now be allowed to proceed forward. This may coincide with the stock market reversal as well.
USA: January 2021 — Increased focus on communication/transportation businesses, education, and international partnerships. There may be major changes in these areas where old ways of doing things are completely reformed. Additionally, there may be increased news about scandals or financial manipulations (incl. through tariffs, taxes, insurance, and loans), spying or hacking — some underhanded tactics may be used [by one or more partners] that could undermine partnership ties or collaboration.
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.
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.
JAN 4, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go down (60%).
Jan 4-5 — Increased news about scandals, corruption, spying, hacking, or manipulative activities involving governmental or corporate officials. Also, we may hear about developments related to mining, underground [storage] locations, hidden deals or locations, recycling, burials, and end-of-cycle/death events (e.g., new data come out, new rules are announced, or there is a notable sale/acquisition).
JAN 5, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
JAN 6, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go down (60%).
Jan 6 – 31 — Time of some exciting and surprising events ranging from excessively windy weather, power or service outages (incl. social media), and volatile swings involving financial institutions and currencies. At the same time, we may hear about expansion of projects related to IT, telecoms, aerospace, electric cars, batteries, electric power generations, high tech, etc. Some discoveries may be made or new frontiers reached. The events/projects will likely be widespread, over-the-top, or involving large organizations/networks (such as a social media platform outage, or, service disruption affecting airplanes at multiple locations). While there is also going to be an increased probability of accidents (esp. involving airlines or due to windy weather), the resulting events may also uncover opportunities or places that would have otherwise remained unnoticed (e.g., some machine part breaks and in the process of repairing it, a discovery is made that improves the design of that part). The value of some related business or products (esp. airlines, cryptocurrencies, and some computing devices) may go through the roof (but then also suddenly drop; the reversal may occur around 1/14). Lastly, there may be increased news about foreign relations and immigration; here too, there may be some reversals in legal decisions/laws, especially around the 14th.
JAN 7, 2021 (TH): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (65%). Tense day; increased volatility in the markets and currencies; increased probability of protests, military skirmishes, fires, industrial disasters, and accidents or attacks.
Jan 7-10 — The value of or profits from weapons, flammable materials, sports (esp. fighting, racing) and businesses that are thought of as dangerous or risky (e.g., casinos, climbing) may go up.
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). 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.
JAN 8, 2021 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). Tense day, even more so than the 7th. As on Thur, increased volatility in the markets and currencies; increased probability of protests, military skirmishes, fires, industrial disasters, and accidents or attacks. Additionally, we may hear about some arguments and verbally aggressive exchanges involving governmental officials. The arguments may focus on finance/earnings/funding, and involve airlines/IT/telecoms/electric cars/etc. — there may be disagreements about funding or regulating these areas, how much force to apply, or how much risk to tolerate. Negotiations that begin at this time may be heated and subsequently escalate to protests, threats, or even attacks. These may involve weapons, flammable materials, sports (esp. fighting, racing) and dangerous or risky activities in general (e.g., gambling, firefighting, fast cars).
JAN 9 (SAT) — Negotiations may stall, transportations and communication businesses and services may suffer delays (e.g., packages delivery may be late, flights may be delayed/cancelled). There may be increased announcements about windy or dangerous flight or travel conditions.
JAN 10 (SUN) — Even more tense negotiations and continued travel/shipment/communication delays.
Tensions will continue building up the next week. Mon (Jan 11) will likely see increased market volatility (due to excitement or surprising developments related to IT/telecoms/airlines/space exploration/electric cars, but also intensifying anti-governmental protests). The week of Jan 11 will be eventful, incl. possible market reversals and announcements of important legal decisions, sales, and acquisitions (esp. related to IT, telecoms, airlines, air travel, immigration, space exploration, electric cars, high tech, on-line sales, etc.).
>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):
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).
China: Mid-Feb to mid-Mar, 2021 — Increased focus on powerful alliances; expanding the military (esp. navy) or showcasing military might. Early to mid-Mar, 2021 — Power plays in partnerships; issues of legality regarding some secretive activities or data breaches; expanding military or nuclear power and recycling capabilities.
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.