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.
APR 05, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go down (60%).
Apr 5-15, 2021 (esp. the 9th) — Increased news about long-term plans related to IT, communication / transportation, airlines, cars, retail sales, social media, online retailers, etc. We may hear about large scale plans to implement a new engineering approach or restructure an existing way of doing business that will affect large numbers of people. A high level vision for these long term plans will likely involve “industrialization” or restructuring of one or more communication/transportation businesses — for ex., nationalizing an airline, restructuring a social media company, changing how on-line shopping is done, building a new communication / transportation solution for massive data volumes, proposing a new route/method for large scale shipments, etc.
Global and USA: Apr 5-11, 2021 (esp. the 9th) — Increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, drugs, contamination, pollution, poisoning, navy, ships, marine life, water, beverages, etc. The news will likely be stressful. There is a greater than usual probability of escalating military tensions (esp. involving navy) and maritime accidents. Also, expect excessively wet weather, news about accidents/attacks/fires/conflicts involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, religion, deceptive activities, hacking, spying, music, audio-visual technology, etc. Accidents or conflicts will likely occur in connection with confusion, leaks, foggy weather, lack of clear communication, mix-up of ingredients/dosage, religious convictions, being under influence or mentally impaired, deceptive activities, or lies. For ex.: Some volatile chemical catches fire, or there is a gas leak leading to an explosion. A radar malfunctions and creates a problem for ships/planes or marine life; an oil accident or a chemical spill pollutes a body of water; a ship, hospital, prison, place of worship, movie theater, etc. catches fire; a contagious disease flares up; an incorrect drug/chemical is used leading to serious health problems; an oil tanker runs aground in fog; a submarine/ship/boat causes an oil pipeline accident; etc. These unfortunate or aggravating developments will likely be accompanied by a market drop, which can be quite large, esp. on 4/9/21. The difficult influence of the week of Apr 5, 2021 will subside the week of Apr 12, 2021. However, we can expect a repeat of similarly stressful events or a follow up to the news that come out the week of Apr 5, 2021 during the week of Aug 30, 2021.
For example: In the US, on 4/3/21, news came out that a reservoir at a former Florida phosphate mine (Piney Point) was leaking millions of gallons of contaminated water. Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate due to the imminent danger of the reservoir collapsing. On 4/4/21, because of the Piney Point leak, authorities also set out to move hundreds of inmates. These and similar topics (chemical spills, water contamination, problems at prisons, etc.) are all typical representations of the transits occurring from about Apr 2 through April 11, 2021. Places and individuals affected by the tense transits at this time may experience escalation of troubling circumstances on April 8-9 (as well as a repeat of similar problematic events around late Aug to early Sep 2021). In particular, things may escalate on the morning of 4/9/21 (around 10am NYC time) — so if a chemical spill is a possibility or there are concerns about a fire or a riot at a jail, I would be especially careful then.
China: Apr 2-5, 2021 — Increased focus on the value, sales, and transportation of oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy ships, etc. There may be minor concerns about the value of or profits from the related businesses and/or about agreements, deals, or transportation (e.g., a deal to transport oil or some chemical is reached but the expected earnings from the deals are lower than expected). Also, increased focus on banks, currency value (it may go up), investments, debt, loans, rates, earnings, and fiscal policies. Some new developments may be seen as potentially having a negative effect on the investments and the country’s ability to buy/sell oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. (because the costs are too high, the earnings are lower than expected, or the currency value is higher than before). On Apr 5, we may hear about new plans to improve financial stability [of banks], increase earnings, clarify plans for the currency value, rates adjustments, etc.
APR 06, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (60%).
APR 07, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go down (60%).
APR 08, 2021 (TH): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (65%).
Apr 8-9, 2021 — Strong focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, pollution, navy, music, and audio-visual equipment (and related companies that buy/sell/process images, cameras, movies, and so forth) all week, but things may particularly escalate on Th-Fr. The news may involve accidents, fires, attacks, skirmishes, upsets and conflicts. The situation may involve uncertainty or confusion that results in some harm (e.g., to the environment or a related project). Not a good day for related businesses or activities (e.g., if one is mixing some chemicals or administering medicines, there is a higher than usual chance of a mix-up or misunderstanding). There will also likely be concerns about missing data, deceptive practices, hacked info, vague communication, incorrect reports, etc. related to communication and transportation businesses/projects. For ex., a social media company is found to be misusing users’ data, an airline reveals previously hidden losses due to pandemic or oil prices, a car is found to pollute more than the manufacturer initially reported, an oil refinery/tanker catches fire, a medical trial is unsuccessful, and so on. These concerns may weigh on the market and result in a large drop on 4/8-9.
APR 09, 2021 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (65-70%). Probably, the most stressful day of the week, especially in the morning (NYC time). If some major report or event related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, water, etc. is expected at this time, it may occur on 4/9 morning. If there is an evacuation order because of a chemical spill, gas leak, or a tsunami warning, I would take it seriously.
The market direction will likely change from 4/9 to 4/12 (probably from down to up).
>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):
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.
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.
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.
USA: Mar 1 – May 1 2021; Aug 24, 2021 – Feb 28, 2022 — Confusion or uncertainty related to military, weapons, navy, and partnership agreements or deals with international partners. There is a greater than usual probability of some miscommunication or unintentional error leading to escalating tensions or maritime accidents (esp. involving chemicals, bioweapons, submarines, and “unseen” treats, incl. hacking/spying). This week, this influence will intensify at the end of the week, but it will be especially strong the week of Apr 5, 2021 (esp. on Apr 8-11). The next period when this influence will likely intensify is the week of Aug 30, 2021 — at that time, we can expect a repeat of events/themes similar to those that will be prominent late March – early April 2021 (this is is true globally as well, but may affect the US more).
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).
Global/USA: April (as well as 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 and/or changes in the value of USD. The situation or issues may first arise in April, be reviewed in August, and reach final resolution/peak in December. 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.
OIL: 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.
- Apr 8-11, 2021 (really, the entire week of Apr 5, 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.