February 21-27, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions 

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! 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:

FEB 21, 2021 (MON):  Holiday; U.S. Markets closed.

Feb 5 – March 16, 2022 — Increased focus on weapons regulations, gun sales, weapons deals (esp. involving airborne craft or weapons), and regulations or deals involving sports (e.g., athletic equipment, race cars, teams, athletes). The value of and profits from weapons and sports (esp. involving racing or fighting) are likely to rise. Other areas where we may see an increase in prices and profits include IT, telecoms, e-vehicles, batteries, energy companies, power plants, electronics, high tech, as well as financial sector entities that heavily use advanced technology or involve cryptocurrencies. Also, during this time (esp. on Feb 7-10 and Feb 23-25), there may be increased and possibly surprising news involving IT, telecoms, airlines, airspace, drones, rockets, flying craft, and airborne weapons. For ex., a sudden service/power outage, surprise rocket strike, drone crash, or an aircraft malfunction. Weather-wise, this period may see higher than usual wind speeds, which may produce damaging storms or cause fires.

USA: Feb 21 – Mar 4, 2022 — Improved opportunities for expansion of influence or getting favorable legal outcomes for leaders and prominent individuals (e.g., politicians, celebrities, actors, CEOs, etc.), including international relations, legal issues, immigration, and long distance transportation/travel. This may manifest as favorable legal dispute resolutions, expansion of international partnerships, improved standing of leaders on the world arena, receiving international support, and quick passing of laws to facilitate international collaboration, immigration, and long distance transportation/travel. Leaders will likely receive stronger than usual support from their legal teams, international partners and experts. Laws can be passed quicker and more easily at this time [because everyone agrees or there is no resistance].

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). Update (01.23.22): Around Feb 9-19, there may be increased tensions and arguments with international partners. The issue may be a disagreement between how China perceives itself and the goals/vision it has for itself vs. how it sees being viewed by external partners. There may be arguments and even threats over the country’s goals/ideals that may be at odds with those of its partners. The arguments may lead to angry exchanges and threats, cancellation of agreements, strained relations, etc.

FEB 22, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (60-65%). Down influence is stronger in the first half of the day; things look slightly better in the afternoon, so the market may recover a bit then.

USA: Feb 22, 2022 — Positive news for the areas related to IT, telecoms, e-vehicles, aerospace, high tech, high speed communication, innovative digital solutions, etc. We may hear about opportunities for new contracts or sales of related products and services. Agreements or deals may move faster than usual at this time, partners are more likely to see eye to eye, and transactions may go through more easily. For ex., the sales of some high tech device or e-vehicles increase, or, a contract is signed to deliver some aerospace-related equipment.

FEB 23, 2021 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%).

Feb 23-25, 2022 — As mentioned above, the entire period from Feb 5 to Mar 16, but esp. Wed-Fr of this week may see an increase in surprising news involving IT, telecoms, airlines, airspace, drones, rockets, flying craft, and airborne weapons. Thus includes a sudden service/power outage, surprise rocket strike, drone crash, or an aircraft malfunction. Weather-wise, there may be higher than usual wind speeds, which may produce damaging storms or cause fires. The events may stop and then re-start as abruptly as they began — the service is suddenly restored, delayed flights resume, a postponed contract is unexpectedly signed, a cancelled strike is carried out, or a scheduled strike is suddenly called off.

Feb 23-25, 2022 — Increased and likely negative news for IT, telecoms, social media, e-vehicles, aerospace, high tech, high speed communication, innovative digital solutions, etc. We may hear about sudden malfunctioning, communication or transportation problems, flight cancellations, loss of value, poor performance, surprising contracts, unexpected changes in funding requirements, etc. The issues may have to do with too many unpredictable changes, lack of stability, insufficient speed (e.g., some innovation or digital solution wasn’t implemented on time), and outdated technology — for ex., a contract falls through because one of the parties hasn’t upgraded their technology on time, or, a payment can’t be process because some new parameters haven’t yet been implemented (e.g., the seller doesn’t accept crypto or their payment system/app is outdated).

FEB 24, 2021 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). Rapid fire news; suddenly chaining circumstances; market volatility.

USA: Feb 24-28, 2022 — Unfavorable circumstances or upsetting events related to communication, transportation, contracts, deals, agreements, negotiations, sales, commerce, etc. There may be disagreements or fighting over a sale or initiative that involves communication/transportation; sales of related products (e.g., cars, phones) may be down. Additionally, there may be increased news about transportation accidents, rude or aggressive communication of some prominent figure (esp. during a trip, such as being rude to a flight attendant), fighting over how some contract or negotiation should proceed, and heated disagreements about communication/transportation projects (e.g., involving cars, airlines, news media, social media, etc.). Weather-wise, there is an increased probability of high winds and fires.   

FEB 25, 2021 (FR): Medium-Strong  influence; market may go down (60-65%). Down influence is stronger in the afternoon.

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

NEW Global: Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2022 — Increased probability of major earthquakes, rockslides, shakeups that cause structural damage, industrial and transportation delays and accidents. Slow negotiations with partners, difficult communications, delayed negotiations, postponed contracts, delayed delivery. Problems for or breakdowns of various large structures, incl. physical buildings, bridges, mines, power plants, etc. as well as of governments, corporate structures, or some large organizations. At this time, we will have a triple conjunction of Mars, Venus, and Pluto in Capricorn along with Mercury Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. Both Mars and Pluto signify military and police; Mars signifies overt military activities while Pluto signifies secret/underground/manipulative activities. Pluto is also associated with mines, burials, waste processing, nuclear power, radiation, etc. Together, their energies often combine to signify a powerful explosion, a violent riot, massive protests, massive explosive release of power, etc.

With the conjunction happening in Capricorn (mountains, rocks, minerals, steel, metals, tall buildings, authoritative leaders, large corporations, etc.), difficult events signified by the Mars Pluto conjunction could involve locations or entities of Capricornian nature (e.g., an explosion at a mine or a tall building, a large heavy object falling from the sky or a mountain top, a toppled leader, etc.). Additional influence of Venus (finance, sugar, enjoyment, women, precious stones) may signify the importance of financial issues to the developing events — e.g., the impact on banks, financial losses (e.g., due to damages), financial profits(e.g., from insurance fraud, weapons sales), fluctuating value of currencies, and rising prices of associated goods and services (e.g., steel, coal, mining, weapons, waste processing, sugar, minerals, and precious stones).

Since there is also Mercury Saturn conjunction happening at the same time (and Saturn rules Capricorn), we can expect these difficult events to be accompanied by transportation delays/breakdowns, slow deliveries, stalling negotiations, losses through unfavorable contracts, etc. Mercury and Saturn will be in Aquarius, which will bring emphasis on airlines, aerospace projects, airborne weapons, winds, transportation by air, social media, IT, high tech, telecoms, electric grids, networks, crypto, etc. — negotiations or deals in these areas may be delayed, blocked, restricted or result in losses (e.g., restrictions on crypto use, curfew, delayed flights, etc.).

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, electronic 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. 

Update (02.06.22): As mentioned in my 2022 Astrology Predictions Key Trends video, around this time, expect a rise in various belief-based, religious, metaphysical, and art (esp. related to music and visual arts) movements or communities, or some other communities that consist of people inspired by something or united in their beliefs. These may involve in person or on-line communities and come together based on some common shared belief, dream, hope, inspiration. A distinctive feature of such communities may be their massive size (spanning across borders) and being united by some dream/belief/inspiration. For ex., a fan club or cult following of some book, movie, singer, etc., or, a community of worshipers, a massive crowd gathered at a concert or for a prayer (again, it could be in person or on-line), and so on.

At this time, Jupiter will be closely conjuncting Neptune in Pisces — this conjunction is indicative of massive (Jupiter) expansion and a spread of some spiritual/inspirational/delusional (Neptune) belief (Jupiter) among a vast sea/ocean (Neptune) of people. Other “things” ruled by these two planets are also likely to greatly expand and spread across borders, spill over walls, seep through cracks, etc. — with Neptune in its own sign of Pisces (double water) joined by Jupiter (excess, expansion, international connections, long distance communication/transportation), the belief or illusion may be difficult to contain or scale back at this time. These include lawsuits over some contamination, spread of some pollutant (e.g., oil spill or gas leak), overuse of chemicals/fertilizers/drugs/medicines, traffic jams at ports, water pollution, excessively hot water casing problems for fish/marine life, underwater volcano activity, gas bubbling under water, foggy weather causing massive transportation accidents, unclear communication leading to industrial accidents (e.g., wrong chemicals are mixed, wrong dose is administered), confusion in communication leading to panic or false hopes, large crowds gathering to witness a “miracle” (which may be an illusion), etc.

At the same time, this may be an opportune time for artists, singers, movie studios, photographers, owners of metaphysical book shops, oil companies, pharmaceutical companies, chemical producers, shipbuilding companies, etc. to maximize the reach, inventory, or popularity of their products/services. This influence will peak in April and will begin to subside in May as Jupiter-Neptune conjunction begins to weaken, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas above (e.g., oil prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own.

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. 

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.

Update (01.30.22): In late Jul – mid Aug, 2022, Uranus will conjunct North Node of the Moon (Rahu) and Mars; this triple conjunction will be squared by Saturn. This is a volatile combination. Looking back at the events that have occurred under similar transit (Uranus conjunct a Moon Node, either by itself or along with Mars), we can note that events often involved turbulent weather accompanied by high winds and rapid onset, plane crashes, major transportation accidents involving explosions and fires, large earthquakes, and violent attacks. Examples of the events that took place under Uranus North Node transits going back to 1976 are listed in my post, Uranus North Node Conjunction in Taurus — Major Astrological event of 2022.

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. 

Global: Jan 24 – March 7, 2022 — On Jan 24 (NYC time), Mars (military, sports, weapons, fires, explosions) enters Capricorn (governments, large corporations, tall buildings, mountains, solid structures made of stone and metal, industrial scale production) — expect increased news about new/re-elected leaders who are seen as macho or have military background/connections. As Mars moves through Capricorn, expect increased focus on military preparedness [at the level of governments], governmental or corporate leadership [overseeing some large project that takes a long time], large/heavy weapons and tools (esp. anything that is used for firing, exploding, breaking through barriers, walls, and so on), and large scale infrastructure or manufacturing (e.g., of cars and appliances). Lastly, there may be increased news about projects and products related to industrial metals (e.g., steel, iron, scrap aluminum, nickel, zinc, copper, etc.), minerals, heavy-duty equipment, trucks, drilling, digging, coal ming, etc. — there may be a sudden push for more/faster production or delivery of supplies and products. Value of related products may go up around Feb 5-Mar 6, 2022 (on capacity cuts or supply issues?). Similarly, during the transit of Mars through Capricorn various governmental projects that require investments, like large-scale infrastructure projects, will likely receive support and move forward. Government shutdowns are unlikely; quite the opposite — there may be increased activities and regulations, esp. related to tariffs in international trade (esp. related to metals), mining (e.g., suspension of mines), large businesses, gun sales, police, and security. Similarly, large corporations may enact their own regulations to improve security/stability (e.g., who they loan money to or who they do business with).

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.

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. 
  • 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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