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: 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: 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.
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.
FEB 1, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
USA: Jan 25 – early March, 2021 (this week, Feb 1-3 are relatively more significant) — Important announcements related to financial policies, taxes, earnings/losses (esp. in IT, aerospace, electric cars, telecoms, social media, and banks), rates, and currencies (incl. crypto). The events may affect large groups of people and may elicit divided opinions. Additionally, prominent persons (e.g., politicians, actors, CEOs, etc.) may be in the news more than usual. Feb 1-2 may see some reversals in decisions/trends from Jan 25-28, such as a reversal in the value of an asset or a postponement of a sale/contract until more info is available. Later in Feb, there may be increased news about financial problems affecting prominent individuals’ status, earnings/assets/wealth, and taxes — this may involve these individuals’ freedom, rights, health, and wealth — there may be sudden changes (e.g., sudden loss of wealth, tax problems, health concerns, constrains of their freedoms, or being expelled from an organization). The changes may come as a consequence of some disruptive, irresponsible, adventurous, or risky behaviors that result in a backlash and limitations. For ex., an entity engages in financial speculation and causes [currency] volatility or a large financial loss, which triggers stronger regulations in order to put breaks on the excessive swings. Additionally, there may also be announcements about large financial losses by large established companies in the areas above (incl. IT, airlines, plane manufacturers, etc.) due to being slow to adapt to some fast-paced industry changes (e.g., not implementing the latest technologies, not being flexible about doing things on-line, not adapting to reduced need for travel, etc.).
FEB 2, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
China: Feb 2, 2021 — Possible announcements about new plans or goals for increasing earnings in the areas related to IT, telecoms, electric cars, power plants, high tech, airlines, aerospace, online retailers, and social media. We may hear about increased funding to promote innovation, purchase high tech equipment, or higher top specialists.
FEB 3, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go down (55%).
China: Feb 3-4, 2021 — Increased focus on healthcare and veterinary care or livestock. This may involve an increase in the value of or profits from the related treatments, medications, or livestock.
FEB 4, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go down (60%).
FEB 5, 2021 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (65%).
Feb 5, 2021 — Likely, greater than usual market swings regardless of the direction. There may be a drop on concerns about cash availability, losses, lower than expected earnings, unexpected expenses, financial regulations, or some restrictions (could be due to regulations, or, due to delays with moving money or data — for ex., the investment is based on outdated data, or, the data are up-to-date but money can’t be moved fast enough for the investment to be made). The events may unfold as a surprise and/or occur very fast — as in, a regulation or restriction comes out sooner than expected. The affected industries will probably involve finance/banks as well as IT, telecoms, electric cars, power plants, high tech, airlines, aerospace, online retailers, and social media. Also, increased likelihood of stronger than usual Forex and cryptocurrency volatility.
>>>> Glance ahead (updated):
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.
Updated 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. Update (01.31.21): This prediction will likely apply to Silver as well. The key dates (+- couple of days) when gold and/or silver price may reverse (probably to down after reaching a TOP) will be around Apr 17, Aug 9, and especially Dec 15, 2021. There may also be a related move or news around Mar 26, 2021, but I am less certain about this date.
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.