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 22 and 25-26 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.).
China: Feb 8 to mid-Mar, 2021 (this week, Feb 22 and 28 are relatively more significant) — 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.
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. Update (02.15.21): More generally, the following dates may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation of liquids (incl. oil and gas), etc. (for example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on bullish news; etc.). This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.
- Mar 1-13, 2021 — Oil value may increase or reach top, and then possibly reverse to down.
- Apr 8-11, 2021 — Concerning news related to oil, but also infectious diseases, epidemics, pharma, excessively wet weather, problems involving navy, etc. Possible decline in oil prices in the few days prior. A reversal to up is possible after the 11th (which looks tense), but probably no huge jump as there don’t seem to be any particularly supportive transits.
- Jun 21, 2021 — Oil price may go up around the 21st or in the preceding days.
- Aug 8-10, 2021 — Increased oil-related news and a possible reversal to down or a brief drop in oil prices at this time. This may possibly be related to travel/shipping and changes in the laws (e.g., regulation of travel or shipment procedures).
- Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2021 — Possibly a drop in oil prices, increased concerns or troubling news in Neptunian areas, incl. spike in infectious diseases, oil spills, pollution, wet weather, floods, etc.
- Sep 28-30, 2021 — Oil may go up in the days approaching the 28th, then peak and drop (or generally reverse) around the 30th. At that time, there may also be increased concerns about infectious diseases/epidemic, and an announcement of some governmental regulations of travel and communication.
- Oct 25-28, 2021 — Possible drop in oil prices (possibly due to the increase in inventory/availability or an evaluation that the process are too high)
- Nov 27-30, 2021 — Increased news about oil, as well as infectious diseases/epidemic, wet weather, and travel/shipping. Possible news about travel restrictions (being implemented or lifted), which may affect oil price. There will probably not be a reversal at this time, but more likely a continuation of the existing trend that’s in place… possibly a down trend due to large inventories or high availability.
Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022.
Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).
Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.
FEB 22, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
Feb 22-25, 2021 — Increased news about the following: IT, aerospace, airlines, electric cars, telecoms, electric batteries, and power plants; also, digital banking and fintech. The news may involve an acquisition/sale, implementation of innovative high tech features, or making general technological improvements. If there was a disagreement about the price/value proposition last week, this week this issue may be resolved. If the funding is secured and the deal goes through this week, the project may be successful long term as it may receive governmental support or support form large established corporations.
Feb 22-28, 2021 — Increased focus on sports events that require long-lasting endurance or involve long distances (e.g., something that involves playing for many hours or traveling far). Athletes from relevant sports may be featured more prominently in the news (e.g., an athlete outlasts the opponent in a super long match, an athlete beats a record in a long-distance race, or, an athlete travels [or throws something etc.] father than before).
USA/Gold: Feb 22, 2021 — The price of gold (and probably silver) may go up slightly, possibly related to some news from the US about fiscal policies, currencies, taxes tariffs, or rates. For the US specifically — there may be increased news about communication/transportation, retail sales, as well as acquisitions or negotiations in general. The value of related businesses and products (e.g., related to car manufacturing or on-line sales) may go up a little.
China: Feb 22-23, 2021 — Increased news about stock market and investments; there may be increased activity (more deals, more sales, more agreements, more news). The nature of the news will likely be positive (e.g., successful deals, increased travel volume, investments into communication and transportation projects).
FEB 23, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
FEB 24, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go down (55%).
FEB 25, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%).
USA/Gold: Feb 25-26, 2021 — The price of gold (and probably silver) may go down slightly, possibly related to some news from the US about fiscal policies, currencies, taxes tariffs, or rates. For the US specifically — there may be increased news about communication/transportation (e.g., cars, airplanes, social media, newspapers), retail sales, as well as acquisitions or negotiations in general. There may be arguments or disputes over a recent deal, agreement, or communication. It may involve accusations of some protocols not being followed or services not being provided — for ex., online purchases are not delivered on-time/on-schedule, communication is insufficient or incomplete (e.g., social media announcement or a written agreement omits some important details), car engine has less power than advertised, etc.
FEB 26, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (60%).
Feb 27-28 (SAT/SUN) — For the US, there may be positive news about earnings and improved funding, esp. in the areas related to healthcare, and governmental services/contracts (e.g., postal service, teachers, police, etc.).
Feb 28 (SUN) — Probably, relatively positive mood on some hopeful news/expectations involving the following: IT, aerospace, airlines, electric cars, telecoms, social media, electric batteries, power plants, and any sort of innovative technological solutions, esp. related to communication and transportation. The developments may involve an increase in travel, increase in the number of subscribers, improvements in the quality of communications, greater reach/capacity/speed, etc. This hopeful mood and news will likely intensify on Mar 1-2 (Mon/Tue). Additionally, on Feb 28 – Mar 5, 2021 we may hear about an increase in travel/shipments and about laws affecting travel/shipments — the laws will likely facilitate the movement of people and goods over long distances. This may involve implementation of unusual, radical, or innovative approaches and technologies to improve transportation (e.g., some regulation is announced that supports electric vehicles and alternative energy sources, or, some regulation of air travel leads to an increase in the number of passengers/destinations). More generally, Feb 28 – Mar 5, 2021 look like busy news and increased travel days.
>>>> Glance ahead (updated):
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.
NEW Global: Apr 4, 2022 (+- few days) — Possible major oil spill, chemical attack, major weather event involving excessive precipitation, a large earthquake (with tsunami or floods), or a large-scale industrial accident. As mentioned in the OIL predictions above, around this time (+- few weeks), expect major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. These events may be related (e.g., bad weather affects oil production/transportation and consequently oil prices, or, oil tanker suffers an accident in bad weather and spills large quantities of oil) or they may be independent.
NEW Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted.
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.