January 17-23, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions  

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2022 predictions on my YouTube channel. Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful! 

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

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DAILY:

JAN 17, 2021 (MON): Holiday; US market closed. 

Jan 14 – Feb 4, 2022 — Mercury turned retrograde on Jan 14th. While it is retrograde, expect travel delays and reversals in decisions taken prior 1/14 (e.g., conditions of a sale are revised, an implementation of an agreement is delayed, a decision is overturned pending additional investigation, online shopping platforms experience service outages, etc.). Commercial activities, communication, and transportation areas may experience slower response and delivery times or some contracts may need review/adjustment. For ex., payment processing takes longer than usual, a business partner responds slowly or even refuses to provide service (e.g., won’t ship, won’t meet, won’t reply, etc.), electric power or some financial service is denied or disconnected (temporarily), and so on — These conditions should improve when Mercury turns direct on Feb 4.

USA: Jan 7-18 (esp. 12-14), 2022 — Increased likelihood of positive news about earnings, healthcare, social support programs, and international partnerships — we may hear about increasing profits, expansion of social support programs, profitable international partnerships, or some other beneficial connections.  

China: January, 2022 — Focus on improving, investing in, and expanding industries related to IT, telecoms, airlines, aerospace, high tech, electric power companies, electric batteries, electric vehicles, electronics, computers, social media, etc. as well as casinos and local stock market. We may hear about new regulations or laws that favor these businesses, grand plans for expansion, securing international cooperation or contracts, building (or planning to build) the necessary infrastructure, etc. For ex., the plans may include building a new international airport. Generally, this will be a time of expansion, growth, and opportunity for China’s aerospace sector, robotics sector, electric vehicle industry, high tech industry, as well as agricultural and food sectors. We will also hear about significant expansion of projects related to the use and trade of digital assets (incl. domestic cryptocurrency) and entertainment industry (with focus on social media and on-line activities).

China: Jan 14 – Feb 6 (esp. Jan 25-27), 2022 — Tensions in relationships with partners, postponed deals, disagreements/inability to reach deals due to excessively rigid stance or old long-standing problems. The disagreements will likely involve high tech, innovative approaches, telecoms, IT, aerospace usage, infrastructure necessary to support air traffic, parts needed for electronics, EV batteries, etc. For ex., China may withhold, reduce, or delay mining/production/shipments of some electronic parts, equipment, or raw materials needed for the related industries (e.g., for manufacturing of EV batteries), which could elect anger from its partners. Additionally, at this time, there is an increased possibility of major earthquakes, military stand-offs, shake-ups involving corporate or governmental leaders, and accidents involving structural damage of some large structures (esp. related to air transportation, telecoms, batteries, or power plants).

JAN 18, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

USA: Jan 18 (+- a day), 2022 — Increased chance of noteworthy news about a celebrity, famous entertainer (e.g., actor), a political or business leader, etc. This is more likely to be someone who used to be famous or used to be in a leadership position rather than a current leader/celebrity. They may be featured in the news due to something they say on social media that is not perceived favorably (e.g., because it’s too radical or eccentric), because of a [weird/eccentric] purchase they make, or some other odd or surprising behavior. This person may be young or seen as youthful/immature (e.g., a comedian).

USA: Jan 18 –  Feb 2, 2022 — Improvements in long distance travel and transportation, improved international relations, increased immigration and generally, movement of people and goods across borders. A time when it may be easier to pass laws or make legal changes (esp. related to transportation and shipments, oil/gas, pharma, chemicals, beverages, navy, fishing, etc.); the number of lawsuits or bills may also increase. 

China: Jan 18-25, 2022 — Favorable time for the markets, businesses related to entertainment (e.g., movies, casinos), and sports. There may be expansion or new opportunities for international connections in these areas, incl. projects related to long distance travel and shipments.

JAN 19, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

JAN 20, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

JAN 21, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (60%).

Jan 22 – Feb 5, 2022 — Increased profits from or value of products and services related to IT, telecoms, airlines, aerospace, high tech, electric power companies, electric batteries, electric vehicles, electronics, computers, social media, etc. Also, a time when the value of digital assets (incl. Crypto) may go up — or at least, more value is assigned to such assets or more money is invested in these assets by large corporate players and governments.

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated):

NEW Global/USA: Jan 27-31, 2022 — Increased likelihood of an important financial policy, decision, and/or news about a large contract involving large sum of money (e.g., related to the government bond purchases in the US). The decision may be related to government assets, a large deal or purchase by a governmental entity or a large corporation. If the decision or deal is reached while Venus is retrograde (before Jan 29), then the details (such as the exact cost or implementation date) may be revised once Venus turns direct on 1/29. The areas involved will likely pertain to IT, telecoms, airlines, aerospace, high tech, electric power companies, electric batteries, electric vehicles, electronics, computers, social media, etc. Also, in the US the news will likely involve financial policy or program focusing on rates, loans, debt, taxes (incl. investigations of tax avoidance or fraud), insurance, and so on — an important announcement related to these areas may come out on Jan 28-29. The news may affect crypto trading and the value of digital assets (possibly a reversal in direction from 28 to 29 — down to up?).

China: Feb 7-18, 2022 — Financial regulations news, incl. crackdown on the use of crypto or some other regulations that affect currency value.

China: Feb 7 – Mar 9 (esp. Feb 9 – Mar 3; Feb 16 Full Moon looks especially tense), 2022 — Increased news about finance, rates, debt, currency value, and announcements of economic reforms or changes affecting banks, stock market, and lending. The news will likely be stressful and upsetting. There is also an increased chance of serious accidents, industrial disasters, and upsets or concerns related to oil, gas, water erosion, navy, floods, confusion, or an outbreak of some infectious disease. For ex., a stampede due to confusion, problems with a dam due to floods, major plane crash, large explosion (controlled, such as to clear land or test a weapon; or uncontrolled, such as a mine accident), etc. Additionally, there will likely be tensions with partners, fighting over deals, disagreements in negotiations, intensified arms race, and even military threats/activities (or, alternatively, mobilization of the military to assist victims of a natural disaster).

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). Update (01.02.22): Financial policies or deals reached after Dec 19, 2021 may be revised or adjusted at this time (e.g., the exact value or costs may change from the initial agreement).  

(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.). 

USA: Mar 2, 2022 (+- couple of days) — Finalization of some financial policy [that may have initially been brought up after Dec 19, 2021], enforcement of crypto regulations, implementation of some aggressive policies related to taxes, real estate, rates, loans, debt, or, change in leadership [at a large financial institution or governmental entity]. If such a policy or act is passed a t this time, it may have a significant effect on the markets (possibly resulting in a large drop) and subsequently, on the real estate prices (probably a decline in the upcoming months due to an increase in inventory). Venus, Mars, and Pluto conjunction will occur over Pluto (debt/loans/taxes/insurance) in US horoscope where it sits in the 2nd house of banks/construction/currency/profits and rules the 12th house of secrets/hidden places/hospitals/end-of-life[cycle] events (e.g., retirement, recycling). For the US, the transit may coincide with important news about these areas, especially related to taxes, debt, rates, loans, funding, and profits. For ex., we may hear about new financial policies that aim to aggressively (Mars) increase the value (Venus) of USD; aggressive (Mars) interest rates changes and/or a tax reforms that have a major (probably adverse) impact on the real estate prices (Venus); about fighting (Mars) over profits (Venus) from lending money; fighting (Mars) over tax credits or deductions (Venus); protests (Mars) against the costs (Venus) of medical insurance; etc. Financial policies or decisions that come out at this time (globally and in the US) will likely increase market volatility, which may send investors to what they perceive to be more stable/tangible assets (gold?).

Side Note: Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

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. 

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

Updated Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — 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. Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

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. 

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ALL WEEK: 

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.

2021 – 2022

  • 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. 
  • Week of Jan 10, 2022 — oil and gas prices may go down [possibly being suppressed], followed by some unsettling event or an accident that may stimulate prices to go up again. An increased risk of a fire at or attack on an oil refinery/rig/pipeline/etc. Arguments and fighting over oil- and gas-related projects.
  • 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. 

2025

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.

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8 Responses to January 17-23, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions  

  1. StockTrader says:

    There is big difference between what you predicted for USA market today and how markets moved today. Big fall happened today ? Any thoughts please. “Medium influence; market may go up (60%). “. Also please include Nasdaq-100 future predictions as futures trade starting Sunday Evening 6 PM EST. Thanks for your analysis though. Appreciate all the efforts !

    • tolstunka says:

      Thanks for reading & commenting! Feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

      Re futures — I’d need to do a closer analysis of Nasdaq-100 futures over a period of time. Doable if I have the time.

      Re my prediction of market likely going up vs a large drop — commented on that in the video I just uploaded. I did (and still do) expect an important financial policy announcement to come out of the US at the end of the month (27-31) — probably about bond-buying. I didn’t expect there to be a strong reaction (in anticipation of monetary policy tightening) just yet this week.

      One thing that may have contributed to the sell-off on Tue is Moon Nodes entering into Taurus/Scorpio (money/debt signs) on this exact day Jan 18, 2022 — I saw that but didn’t expect it to have a strong effect on a daily scale.

      • StockTrader says:

        — But Moon Nodes are in Taurus/Scorpio (money/debt signs) since Sep. 23, 2020, what changed today ?
        — Also hope prediction of “Medium influence; market may go up (60%).” for rest of the 3 days still applies or above transit might affect and Analysis needs to be modified ?

      • tolstunka says:

        Hmm.. Per Western astrology, Nodes will be in Taurus-Scorpio from January 18, 2022 to July 17, 2023. Which ephemeris are you using?

        Yes, I still expect that the market will recover and go back up (no crazy rallies, but up overall) — aside from this event of Nodes shifting signs (see Astrodienst Swiss ephemeris for example), the week doesn’t have major new negative transits…

  2. StockTrader says:

    – Was checking planetary positions based on vedic ephemeris.
    – Today also market is down overall ! something missing in analysis and overall it looks negative considering oil & natural gas prices reaching high and increasing inflation ??
    Any thoughts please… Thanks again for all Analysis.

  3. StockTrader says:

    “Medium influence; market may go up (60%).”
    Market is badly beaten today ! Any thoughts please

    • tolstunka says:

      Yup, even worse today (1-21-22)! Rallies on Wed-Th both ended by the end of the day on traders taking intra-day profits. The overall trend is down for the week, the opposite of what I expected for this week.

      I have been expecting the bearish trend to begin at the end of January (27 onward), but not yet this week. It is possible that the Nodes shifting into Taurus/Scorpio on 1/18 accelerated this and/or that the influence that’s coming up at the end of January has started sooner than expected.

      This year in general has multiple difficult transits for the markets and Pluto return in the 2nd house of finance for the US (financial or tax reforms). So, things do look down or at least more volatile for the next several months. In the near future, I expect some news out of the US regarding rates and financial or tax reforms around Jan 27-28, 2022 and around March 2, 2022. Globally, oil and gas prices will likely continue to go up through April. More financial volatility in Jul-Aug, 2022, which may affect USD and crypto especially. So, while there will still be rallies here and there, this may be a year to take extra caution.

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