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, Mar 9 is 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. 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, Mar 9 and 14 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.
China: Early to mid-Mar, 2021 (this week, Mar 9-10 are relatively more significant) — Power plays in partnerships; issues of legality regarding some secretive activities or data breaches; expanding military or nuclear power and recycling capabilities. Some grand plans may be announced to improve and expand these areas — for ex., to expand military cooperation, or, to deal with illegal activities (e.g., spying, hacking, or stealing energy). Also, focus on promoting the development of various energy sources (esp. nuclear and solar) — we may hear about new laws and international expansion of related projects. At this time, there may be a tendency to overestimate the needs for energy or the resources necessary for project implementation — grand plans announced at this time may lead to over-expansion and possibly require greater than estimated resources.
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.
MAR 8, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%).
Mar 8-14 (esp. 9-10 and 12-13), 2021 — Focus on the value of oil, gas, and chemicals (as well as other Neptunian things, like some medicine). Oil prices may gradually increase and peak (or at least, reverse) around the 13th (Sat). There may also be increased news about navy, music, movies, beverages, pharma, religion, drugs, etc. We may hear about increasing expenses in these areas (e.g., some initiative receives funding), higher prices, or greater profits (due to greater popularity and higher prices).
MAR 9, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Relatively more tense day compared to Mon. There may be increased concerns about governmental restrictions (e.g., due to Covid-19), anti-government protests, and increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Mar 9-10, 2021 — Some issue related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, ships, wet weather, water pollution, marine life, etc. may be clarified or brought into public’s attention. For ex.: The actual volume of available product (e.g., oil, gas, some chemical or pharmaceutical, etc.), the effectiveness of some medicine, the degree of contamination, the exact project goals or plans (e.g., for an oil pipeline construction, vaccine distribution, ship-building contract, etc.). We may also hear about excessive precipitation, tsunami, water erosion, contamination (of water or some other liquid), etc. — this may involve health, medicines, pets, and/or farm animals (e.g., flood leads to contamination with animal waste, or, farm animals get sick from drinking contaminated water).
MAR 10, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). Possible reversal day (probably form down to up; up influence is stronger in the afternoon). Increased news about IT, telecoms, aerospace, airlines, high tech, electric power plants, electric vehicles, etc. There may also be surprising announcements related to legal decisions, lawsuits, import/export, international relations, international travel (esp. by air), and immigration policies — probably nothing shocking but more along the lines of things moving quicker than expected.
MAR 11, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%).
MAR 12, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go down (55-60%). There may be increased news about gold and/or silver (these may possibly go up, or at least experience greater than usual volatility), esp. in the afternoon.
USA: Mar 12, 2021 — Increased news about financial policies, banks, contracts/deals related to finance (e.g., an acquisition of a bank branch, or financing a business related to communication/transportation), implementing a digital solution in finance (something that accelerates sales, payments, or delivery by providing more ways to pay for/sell products), currency value, rates, earnings, etc. We may hear about increased sales or movement of goods, as well as contacts and deals. The nature of the news may be relatively neutral — such as, the negotiations are under way but the outcome is not yet decided.
MAR 13, 2021 (SAT) — New Moon in Pisces, with exact Venus Neptune conjunction (also in Pisces) — Today and for the next 28 days expect strong focus on the price of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, ships (e.g., ship building or shipments by water), beverages, music, movies, etc. Businesses in related areas (e.g., photography, filmmaking, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, oil, etc.) will likely do well for the next 4 weeks (esp. 3/13-21). Also, there will likely be increased news about excessively wet weather, water pollution, infectious diseases, marine life, religion, drugs, lies, addictions, etc. (e.g., some famous person announces that they are addicted to something). In about 2 weeks, around the Full Moon of March 28, there will likely be an event or announcement that is a follow up to whatever relevant news may come up today. For ex.: On 3/13, an oil-related project or a new vaccine-related decision is announced; and then on 3/28-29, a follow up announcement is made about the steps to implement the project, provide funding, acquire the manufacturer, adjust prices, or ship the order.
MAR 14, 2021 (SUN) — Increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. Today, the focus will probably be less on oil and gas, and more on some pharmaceuticals or new treatments (e.g., a promising approach to treating bone, head trauma, athletic injuries, soldier injuries, inflammation, burns, and cuts). There may be an emphasis on moving faster than before (e.g., the treatment was produced in record time, the treatment works super fast, and so on).
>>>> Glance ahead (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: Jun 1-6, 2021 (esp. 4-5) — Increased probability of major accidents, earthquakes, problems with mines or underground storage, problems with nuclear power or recycling facilities, escalation of military tensions, antigovernment protests, and of other tense or dangerous events. At the same time, there may be increased disagreements about the price of oil or concerns about transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, beverages, pharmaceuticals, etc. (e.g., a delivery is delayed due to some clashes, accident, or windy weather).
Global: Jun 29 – Jul 9, 2021 (esp. Jul 1-6) — Increased probability of major accidents, earthquakes, escalation of military tensions, antigovernment protests, fires, explosions, lightening strikes, and of other tense or dangerous events. The events may occur suddenly, and may be due to accidental overheating of some material (e.g., something used in construction or farming) or sudden onset of turbulent weather (tornado, lightening storm). In particular, there is an increased risk of old worn-out metal parts (e.g., parts of an engine) overheating and breaking under pressure; this may affect air travel or airspace-related projects (e.g., a rocket test is unsuccessful). At the same time, there may be wild market swings and excess volatility, esp. related to banks, financial institutions, currencies, and cryptocurrencies. The swings may lead to aggressive governmental regulations. Some asset may be rising and falling like crazy during a short time; the trading may be halted or be stop-and-go.
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.
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.
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.
NEW USA: Apr 2021 to Mar 2022, particularly Apr-Sep, 2021 and Feb-Mar, 2022 (and within these dates, esp. late Apr to early May, 2021; Aug 20-23, 2021; and late Feb – early Mar, 2022) — Increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water (e.g., excessive precipitation, hurricanes, water erosion, or contamination), beverages, religion, and drugs. There may be significant developments in the US oil industry as well as large scale engineering initiatives that involve locations near or under water (e.g., undersea cables). At this time, initiatives in the areas above (e.g., oil and pharma) may not go quite as planned due to some confusion, deceptive practices, bad weather, or unclear status. These confusing or unclear situations may be related to healthcare, accounting/bookkeeping, and governmental services such as mail delivery, police, teachers, etc. — for ex., a pharmaceutical company reports an accounting error, or, an unclear healthcare policy affects a price of some medicine. General themes will probably be (A) dissatisfaction with some entities that are not performing as well due to some confusion, lack of clear communication, uncertain status, deceptive practices, pollution, poisoning, etc.; and (B) concerns about damages due to the excessively wet weather, floods, and hurricanes.
At the same time, there may be increased concerns (similarly due to confusion, uncertainty, bad weather, or lack of transparency) about banks’ assets, loans/mortgages, real estate, savings, food security, housing security, safety of physical structures/buildings, and safety of vulnerable groups (esp. elderly and women/children). For ex., a severe flood [possibly on the Mississippi river] creates problems with food supply; a hurricane damages many buildings; a lack of clarity about some financial policies leads to concerns about the real estate market; or, concerns about a bank’s assets lead to concerns regarding its stability.
Lastly, there may be increased news about theft and security breaches in the domains above (e.g., oil/gas, pharma, navy, beverages, and banks) — for ex., a bank or pharmacy chain is hacked but the reported details are vague or it is difficult to trace who did what/when).
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.