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: 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: Jan 25 – early March, 2021 (this week, Feb 8-9 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. Mid-to-late 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.).
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 8, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
Feb 8-9, 2021 — Increased news about businesses related to IT, telecoms, social media, electric cars, batteries, power plants, aerospace, airplanes, high tech, etc. This may involve some reevaluation, reassessment, deeper research, correction of a report or a statement, review of the leadership, etc.
China: Feb 8 to mid-Mar, 2021 — Increased focus on powerful alliances; leadership; and expanding the military (esp. navy) or showcasing military might. Overall, an auspicious time for enhancing capabilities related to communication/transportation as well as oil, gas, navy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, movies, etc. and for increased earnings from those areas. At the same time, there may be increased focus on solidifying or making official some sort of a leadership position (of the country itself and its internal leaders, such as CEOs). The reason for the developments may have to do with new ambitious goals related to aerospace, airlines, high tech, IT, telecoms, social media, etc. — some innovation or technical advancement may require adjustments in existing partnerships/agreements or new leadership.
FEB 9, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (55%).
FEB 10, 2021 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55%). The up influence is stronger at the end of the day; earlier in the day, the market may go down.
Feb 10, 2021 — There may be increased negotiations, disagreements, or arguments over activities seen as undermining the value of communication/transportation businesses (esp. airlines, social media, electric cars, electronic communication devices, etc.). This could involve concerns about slow growth, insufficient technological advancements, lack of preparedness for unexpected changes, holding back progress because of financial concerns, holding back funds needed to implement the latest technologies, and so on. There may also be increased news about accidents or fires involving vehicles, airplanes, or fast moving flying objects.
Feb 10-12, 2021 — We may hear about increased profits from or increased value of sugar (or sugar alternatives), and/or businesses or services involving sweets, jewelry, fashion (esp. unusual, super modern, or involving wearable tech), and anything considered “luxury,” “celebrity,” “indulgence,” etc.
Feb 10-12, 2021 — Increased probability of announcements about new projects, deals, or leaders in the areas related to IT, telecoms, social media, electric cars, batteries, power plants, aerospace, airplanes, high tech, etc. There may be a lot of excitement/hype around the announcements. Projects or products introduced at this time, or leaders appointed at this time, esp. on the 11th, will likely be successful and bring greater than expected profits. The reason for the popularity may be attractive design, good looks, innovative high tech features, and wide/international appeal or international connections (e.g., an app for younger [esp. female] audience gets some advanced tech features; some attractive clothing line introduces integrated tech features; or, some luxury travel service begins to offer unique experiences). At the same time, there may be a tendency to underestimate the cost of the undertaking (because some technical details aren’t fully disclosed or are unclear) and to overvalue the business/product — the initial optimism may subside by Feb 18-19 and some asset that was hot on Feb 10-12 may see its value adjusted on Feb 18-19.
Feb 10-12, 2021 — There may be increased focus on someone’s rights and freedom (individual or a group). If a decision is expected, it will likely come on the 10th afternoon or the 11th. The nature of the decision will probably be to grant more rights/freedoms (e.g., to travel somewhere).
FEB 11, 2021 (TH): Strong influence; market may go up (65%). New Moon. Likely, the most optimism-filled day of the week. A good day to begin new projects, but caution should be taken to avoid overspending. Possibly, surprising/exciting announcements first thing in the am related to earnings, financing, currencies, as well as IT, airlines, aerospace, electric cars, and/or high tech (e.g., earnings of some IT company are higher than expected, consumer spending on electronic gadgets has increased, airline travel has picked up, an innovative technological solution is enthusiastically discussed, etc.). Greater than usual market moves are likely, regardless of the direction.
FEB 12, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):
China: 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/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.