For ongoing background influences for 2018-2035, 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.
NOV 29, 2021 (MON): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (60%). Busy news day with rapid developments. Increased focus on international travel/transportation, foreign relations, immigration, lawsuits, judges, diplomats, and higher education. The news may involve trade, commercial activity, and ways to explore new avenues and solutions to facilitate trade, travel, and shipments. The following areas may see news about new deals, laws, regulations, or negotiations: social media, car manufacturing, travel, transportation, airlines, retail sales, and education.
Nov 26-30, 2021 — Increased focus on communication, transportation, international relations, immigration, commerce, and education (and/or young people). We may hear about new deals, agreements, legal updates, increased flow of travelers/shipments/students across borders, changes in some legal requirements governing travel/communication/education, and increased need to regulate high volume of people or goods being transported. There may be new solutions in the area of communication and transportation to deal with this increase — new routes, greater number of vehicles, legal changes to remove constraints, companies entering into agreements to provide joint services, outsourcing tasks to international partners, collaborating with international partners to a greater extent than before, etc. In general, the focus will be on improving transportation, communication, and education. Weather-wise, we may hear about increased winds and precipitation [which may affect travel].
Nov 27-30, 2021 — As originally predicted on 2/15/21 in the OIL section below — “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.” Update 11.28.21: It looks like this influence has also already started on 11/26 with the fears about Omicron COVID-19 variant sending U.S. stock market down on Black Friday and triggering travel restrictions. Oil price fell on 11/26/21 as well. I expect this astro influence to remain in place through Nov 30 and bring increased news about various Neptunian matters (oil, gas, chemicals, poisons, excessive precipitation, floods, seafood, navy, maritime accidents, deceptive actions/lies/illusion, movies/actors, beverages, pharma, healthcare, religious activities, etc.). This influence facilitates quick developments where events unfold without delays or obstructions — for ex., flooding spreads quickly, a maritime accident leads to an oil spill that’s hard to stop, some poisonous chemical/gas spreads easily without being detected, some infectious disease spreads faster than usual [because it is undetected or because the restrictions are inadequate], ships/submarines move over/under water faster or more freely than usual [again, because they are undetected or are able to move faster], oil/gas is made available more easily [and so it drops in value], some pharmaceutical is made more accessible or is found to be more effective than expected, a swimmer breaks a record by swimming further or faster, a chemical or gas leak leads to a fire that spreads rapidly and is difficult to contain [esp. a fire at a Neptunian location, such as a prison, hospital, boat, oil rig, and so on], etc.
USA: Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2021 — Focus on new goals and vision for the country related to communication, transportation, international relations, immigration, commerce, and education (and/or young people). We may hear about new agreements, deals, sales, and surprising or innovative solutions involving high tech, electric vehicles, airplanes, aerospace, telecoms, drones, robotics, AI, and social media. The solutions or initiatives may involve novel technological approaches as well as legal changes and new leadership. This may manifest as some legal decisions that affect on-line platforms or social media services (esp. as related education or young people); initiatives to promote electric vehicles; initiatives to provide access to the internet or computers for all students; new space exploration projects; and initiatives that aim to improve long distance transportation, communication, and education.
China: Nov 26-28, 2021 — Focus on earnings, finance, banks, assets, expenses, savings, costs, etc. There may be a push for some new projects, announcements of new initiatives, or decisive actions to increase earnings and protect assets. The projects or initiatives may involve international deals, long distance transportation, banking, real estate, and agriculture.
NOV 30, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (60%).
DEC 1, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%).
DEC 2, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go down (55%).
DEC 3, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go down (55-60%).
Dec 6-9, 2021 (esp. Dec 7-8) — Increased market volatility. There may be greater than usual swings (possibly down on Dec 6-8 morning, up on Dec 8 afternoon through Dec 9, and down on Dec 10) or at least, greater than usual trading volume. We may also see increased news about fires, explosions, attacks, protests/riots, gas leaks, and problems involving oil/gas/navy/chemicals/pharma/water pollution/etc. Some legal decisions or laws may be challenged (esp. related to airlines, air travel, aerospace projects, telecoms, IT companies, electric vehicle manufacturers, tech companies, and finance/currencies). Companies in the same areas may announce plans for expansion, international collaboration projects, or introduce some new cool gadget or feature that may become a subject of heated discussions. The discussions or legal challenges may be a result of the resistance to the rapid changes, wanting to preserve status quo, desire to better control rates/taxes/tariffs, or concerns about financial losses. For ex., an IT company introduces an innovative feature in its app or showcases a new gadget, but the users do not appreciate how avant-garde it is (too new, too different, too weird, unstable, etc.), or, some new regulation related to digital currencies causes an upset. Expect increased news about debt, loans, taxes, tariffs, insurance, rates, investments, and crypto-currencies. There may be concerns about legal measures and regulations (esp. for crypto, telecoms, social media, IT, airlines), as well as concerns about foreign deals, international tensions, travel/transportation accidents, etc. These concerns may trigger an exaggerated reaction from the markets — either based on some hope/expectations or based on concerns about excessive expansion or legal changes. This may trigger a sell-off followed by investors buying the dip. More generally, this may be a time of heated exchanges or angry protests (esp. for someone’s freedom, against an airline or social network, against some legal changes, or due to international/cultural misunderstandings). If there are such protests, arguments, or disagreements, they may escalate around Dec 15. Additionally, around Dec 10-15, we may expect increased news related to communication/transportation, international partnerships, commerce, currency value and/or financial policies out of the US. More generally, Dec 6-8 may bring concerns about fires, accidents due to excessive speed (e.g., train derailment, unsuccessful rocket launch, etc.), and arguments about legal violations (e.g., skirmishes on an international border).
>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):
Global/USA: December of 2021 — Increased focus on gold (and silver) prices and the value of US dollar. Gold (and silver) 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. Some issue(s) related to rates and financial policies that have previously come up in April and in August may be revisited and reach a final resolution/peak in December. The key dates (+- couple of days) when gold and/or silver price may reverse (probably to down after reaching a TOP) this year will be around Dec 15, 2021. Dec 15, 2021 is also a critical date when there may be some serious and potentially dangerous events (e.g., a major earthquake, attack, accident, military escalation, etc.) — this will be due to a tightening square between Uranus and Saturn as well as a Mars to South Node conjunction. Under the Mars (and Mercury) square to the Moon nodes, a powerful 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti on the morning of August 14th 2021; as of this writing (08.15.21), there were over a thousand killed and thousands injured. On the same day, there was also a deadly airplane accident (Russian Be-200 firefighting plane crashed into Turkish mountain) and a 6.9 quake in Alaska.
Global: Dec 15, 2021 (+- couple of days) — On Dec 15, Mars will join South Node of the Moon (aka Ketu) — This astrological signature often coincides with notable accidents and disasters, explosions, fires, military escalations and so on. Also, around mid-Dec 2021 expect gold/silver to peak (possibly due to some financial policy announcements out of the U.S.). Update (08.15.21): Last week, I predicted “an accident, arguments, tense negotiations, or problems related to air travel… etc.” for Aug 10-12, 2021 — the dates of Mars squaring the Moon Nodes (1 degree orb). There were several tragic developments on the morning of Aug 14 (7.2 earthquake in Haiti, 6.9 earthquake in Alaska, and a firefighting plane crash in Turkey). The events occurred when Mars was 2 degrees past the exact square, so a bit past my prediction. The reason that the accident and quakes occurred on the morning of the 14th rather than on the 10-12th appears to be that the Mercury was also lining up right behind Mars to form a square to the Nodes, so the events took place when the Nodes exactly squared the Mercury/Mars midpoint. At the the same time, transiting Moon activated the Saturn/Uranus square (t-square with Moon, Saturn and Uranus). Globally, we can expect similar situations (an airplane accident, strong quake, etc.) to come up again in mid-Dec 2021.
Update (11.21.21): Previous transits of Mars to Moon Nodes (conjunctions/oppositions) have coincided with notable accidents, plane crashes, fires, and/or attacks, (see some examples below). In mid- to late-Dec, 2021, in addition to the Mars conjunction with South Node, we will also experience a tightening of the Saturn square Uranus transit (sudden structural damage; large quake; shakeup affecting an old structure, governmental/large corporate entity). With Saturn and Uranus being in Aquarius and Taurus, and Nodes in Sagittarius/Gemini (SN/NN), the areas more likely to experience some sort of a difficult event will likely involve communication/transportation (esp. trains, cars, airplanes), airlines, IT, telecoms, and finance (incl. currencies and cryptocurrencies). Specific manifestations may vary from a natural disaster, accident, to some legal decision that is unpopular and elicits anger (possibly related to international travel, commerce, immigration, etc.). For ex., a natural disaster wreaks havoc on travel/shipments, a law is passed that affects commerce and/or payments [which in turn affects currency value], some international entities [at the level of governments or large corporations] clash or escalate a tense situation with threats or military actions, etc.
- June 13, 2019 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — June 2019 Gulf of Oman incident (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_2019_Gulf_of_Oman_incident)
- December 25, 2016 — Mars conjunct South Node (Ketu) — 2016 Russian Defence Ministry Tupolev Tu-154 crash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Russian_Defence_Ministry_Tupolev_Tu-154_crash)
- Nov 14, 2015 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Eckwersheim train derailment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckwersheim_derailment)
- March 5, 2015 — Mars conjunct South Node (Ketu) — Delta Air Lines Flight 1086 crash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Air_Lines_Flight_1086)
- July 17, 2014 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down over Ukraine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_17)
- May 15-21, 2013 — Mars conjunct South Node (Ketu) — Iraq attacks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2013_Iraq_attacks)
- July 22, 2011 — Mars conjunct South Node (Ketu) — 2011 Norway attacks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks)
- February 7, 2009 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Australia’s Black Saturday bushfires (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Saturday_bushfires)
- February 16, 2009 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Chimpanzee Travis mauled Charla Nash who later received a face transplant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_(chimpanzee))
- February 22-28, 2009 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — February 2009 Cairo attacks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_2009_Cairo_terrorist_attacks)
- April 13, 2007 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — New Jersey Governor injured in a car crash (https://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/13/nyregion/13corzine.html)
- April 16, 2007 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Virginia Tech shooting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_shooting)
- April 18, 2007 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Baghdad bombings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18_April_2007_Baghdad_bombings)
- April 19, 2007 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Super Junior [K-pop band] car accident (https://ruthhiroto.livejournal.com/792.html)
- April 20, 2007 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Johnson Space Center shooting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Space_Center_shooting)
- April 21, 2007 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Blue Angels South Carolina crash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Blue_Angels_South_Carolina_crash)
- July 7, 2005 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — London bombings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombings)
- July 16, 2005 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — Equatorial Express Airlines An-24 crash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Equatorial_Express_Airlines_An-24_crash)
- Feb 27, 2004 — Mars conjunct North Node (Rahu) — MV SuperFerry 14 attack (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_SuperFerry_14)
Global: Mar 2, 2022 — New Moon with several tense transits: (1) Venus, Mars, and Pluto will conjunct in Capricorn (shakeups, quakes, upsets, protests, increased governmental regulations, concerns about earnings or debt). (2) Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aquarius (delayed flights, disagreements in negotiations, slow transportation, losses or problems for electric cars, telecoms, airline, social media, IT companies, electric payment processing, etc.).
Global: Mar 31, 2022 — New Moon with Saturn square Moon Nodes and Jupiter within 2 degrees from Neptune. Developments under this new Moon will give a good idea of things to come in the early April, esp. around April 4-5 (see more below), when Mars+Saturn will precisely square Moon Nodes (major shakeup, quake, loss of structural integrity, plane crash, financial loss due to restructuring or layoffs, etc.) & Neptune will closely conjunct Jupiter in Pisces (major floods, oil/chemical/gas leaks, contamination, problems with pharma or drugs due to some excess or laws, problems for religion or places of worship due to some excess or laws, too many ships, excessive precipitation, etc.). With Mars and Saturn squaring Moon Nodes from Aquarius, the shakeup or problem may involve a social media company, an airline, an airspace project, an IT company, an electric car company, etc. There may be news of an accident involving an old part overheating, an object moving at an excessive speed coming to an abrupt stop, a tornado, bad storm, electric storm, lightening strike, sudden loss of power, etc.). The situation may affect large numbers of people, receive widespread news coverage, and result in significant financial losses. Most likely: large quake, plane crash, and/or large financial losses by a social media company or an airline.
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.
China: 2022 spring-summer (esp. July-Aug) — Increased probability of significant flooding as well as major accidents and associated financial losses (e.g., due to floods).
Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022.
Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector.
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: 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.
Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news).
Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on.
USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.
Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 – Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022.
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: 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, drugs, bioweapons, submarines, and “unseen” treats, incl. hacking/spying). This influence will likely intensify the week of Aug 30, 2021 — at that time, we can expect a repeat of events/themes similar to those that were prominent in late March – early April 2021. This influence is associated with the stressful transit of Neptune to the US Mars and Neptune which will form a t-square among all three. Neptune = confusion, water, drugs, oil, chemicals, navy, etc. Mars = military, fights, fires, heat, aggression, sports, competition, etc. In the US chart, Mars is in Gemini (communication, transportation, commerce), it rules the 5th house of gambling, stock market, risky or creative ventures and it is in the 7th house of partners/enemies/relations. The stressful t-square among all three planets (Mars and Neptune in the US natal chart, and the transiting Neptune) indicates confusing circumstances related to military/sports/stock market, bad weather involving excessive precipitation, water contamination, maritime accidents, and various upsets involving related domains (oil, pharma, navy, chemicals, floods, deception, etc.).
USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills).
During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?).
In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).
Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities.
Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)
Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).
China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed).
Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.
OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, 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 or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.
- May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines.
- 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.