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.
MAY 2022 — Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy has peaked in April and will begin to subside in May as planets separate, 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 related to Neptune (e.g., oil/gas 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. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface.]
MAY 2, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
USA: May 2-3, 2022 — Sun will sextile and Mars will trine, respectively, the U.S. Sun (in the 8th house, rules 9th) — This transit may bring support to leaders and inspire them to move forward more assertively/boldly with various initiatives. In particular, we may hear about initiatives related to banks, rates, insurance, taxes, investments, and so on — such initiatives may receive a green light and proceed fast without delays. Also, if some legal changes or international agreements are negotiated at this time, they too may go through without much delay.
China: May 2-4, 2022 — Mars will oppose Saturn in the country’s chart (Saturn is in the 7th house, rules 12th) — Possible disagreements with partners; upsetting negotiations; earthquakes/shakeups; problems for old/established leaders; accidents/fires/protests involving hospitals, labs, prisons, recycling facilities; spread of contamination; etc. Difficult transit indicative of having to deal with an old issue that has become the source of some upset/contamination/inflammation. Saturn symbolizes steel, minerals, and solid structures — we may hear about fires, explosions, or upsetting events that cause structural damage and/or result in problems for the steel industry or mining. Mars pushes for faster resolution, while Saturn resists or is too slow — in some negotiation or a project, things may be pushed too far too fast, become too heated, and result in a breakdown.
MAY 3, 2021 (TUE): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). Moon will square Mars in the morning, as Sun will be approaching conjunction with Uranus — these transits may result in greater than usual volatility and spook the investors. Mars (upset) in Pisces receiving a difficult transit from the Moon (emotions) indicates that concerns may center around oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, infectious diseases, navy, maritime transportation, and other Neptunian topics (Neptune rules Pisces).
May 3-5, 2022 — Sun will conjunct Uranus in Taurus — Increased focus on and surprising news related to earnings, rates, banks, and currencies, incl. crypto. We may hear about new leaders, projects, or even new currencies. Expect greater than usual volatility, esp. on May 3-4. There may also be increased focus on leaders and new initiatives in the areas of IT, telecoms, aerospace, e-vehicles, batteries, power generation, and so on. We may hear about unexpected developments, leaders suddenly stepping down, unknown leaders rising to prominence, leaders behaving unpredictably, sudden changes in service terms (esp. finical transaction fees or fees related to trading/exchange), etc.
USA: May 3-4, 2022 — Venus will square U.S. Venus (in the 7th house, rules 6th and 10th)— Possible reports of lower than expected earnings, loss of value, higher than anticipated costs, unfavorable agreements, etc. The areas affected the most may involve healthcare, veterinary care, workforce (esp. service workers, incl. teachers, police, and mail delivery), and the needy/ailing. Expenses related to these areas may be seen as excessive, or, there may be disagreements about how valuable the related projects are. This may lead to disagreements on whether to provide funding for related areas (e.g., whether to provide discounted medicine or financial support to some group).
China: May 3-6, 2022 — Mercury will trine the country’s Moon in the 1st house (ruler of the 6th) — Expect increased focus on the new goals and vision for areas related to healthcare, veterinary care, workforce, services for the needy, and provision of basic necessities (like food and shelter).
MAY 4, 2021 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). In the morning, Moon will square Neptune and trine Saturn — these transits may bring concerns about oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, infectious diseases, navy, maritime transportation, etc. At the same time, Sun will be tightly conjunct Uranus. Taken together, this may bring concerns about excessive market volatility, stability of banks and currencies (more likely crypto — BTC?), unexpected earnings’ reports, or some other financial issues and attract investors to more stable areas with focus on long term gains.
MAY 5, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (60%).
China: May 5-7, 2022 — Venus will square the country’s Uranus in the 5th house (rules 1st) — This may bring concerns about the value of investments in or profits from IT, telecoms, aerospace, e-vehicles, batteries, power plants, digital solutions (e.g., digital currencies), electronic gadgets, etc. The concerns may be due to an element of unpredictability or risky nature of the project/initiative. A new innovative project may be announced, but its value may be questioned because it may be seen as too new, untested, or unstable.
APR 6, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (55%).
USA: May 6-7, 2022 — Venus will square U.S. Jupiter (in the 7th house, rules 1st) — This may bring hope an enthusiasm about international relations, long distance shipments, but also news about overspending and rising prices or fees. With Venus transiting through the 4th house, the news about prices/costs may be related to real-estate, banks’ transactions, food, farming, and homeland security. For ex., we may hear about a partnership agreement or a contract with an international partner related to these areas (e.g., farming); if so — the agreement may involve overpaying for some goods/services.
>>>> Glance ahead (updated):
USA: May 12-16, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about military activities, esp. involving navy, bioweapons, chemical warfare, and/or dealing with misinformation or confusing/unclear communication. This may manifest as difficulties with navigation due to foggy weather or malfunction of some navigation tool, confusing communication leading to an accident, uncertainty about what actions to take, or lack of clarity about some issue. There may also be some upsetting news about sports and athletes, such as an athlete being accused of doping, taking drugs, being deceptive, etc. — this may particularly involve water-related sports. Finally, there may be some upsets or protests related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. For ex., strong rains lead to flooding and water pollution, bad weather disrupts oil or gas deliveries, an oil leak contaminates water, chemicals accidentally catch fire, protests are staged against some oil- or gas-related project, and so on.
Updated Global: May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may possibly be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs).
Update (05.01.2022) — added a few recent examples of events that occurred under tense Mars Neptune transits (will move these to a separate post in the future). Typical events included important announcements about oil (e.g., OPEC oil production cuts), chemical accidents or fires, oil or chemical spills, maritime transportation accidents, attacks on places of warship, volcanic eruptions on an island/near or under water, and bad weather involving water/ice damage (excessive rains, typhoons).
Mars conjunct Neptune
DECEMBER 2016 – JANUARY 2017
- Dec 20-28, 2016 — Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina), a Category 5-equivalent super typhoon. Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 260 km/h (160 mph); $123 million in damages (2016 USD) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Nock-ten)
- January 1, 2017 — The activation of the landmark OPEC/Non-OPEC crude oil production accord. Reached in Vienna, Austria, in early December 2016, the agreement entailed 24 of the world’s leading oil producers committing to removing around 1.8 million barrels/day of crude oil from global supplies from the beginning of 2017 over an initial six-month period that can be extended for another six months. The principle aim was to help ease an oversupply situation. (https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/press_room/4052.htm)
- Dec 7, 2018 — OPEC and allies agree to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/07/opec-meeting-saudi-arabia-and-russia-look-to-impose-production-cuts.html)
- April 21, 2019 — 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Sri_Lanka_Easter_bombings)
- June 12, 2020 — Bomb explodes in Kabul mosque, at least 4 killed (https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/official-bomb-explodes-kabul-mosque-killed-71214147)
- June 15, 2020 — Derailed Train in Oklahoma Spills Toxic Chemical, Spurs Evacuations (https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2020/06/15/572246.htm)
Mars square Neptune
- Jan 24, 2020 — Massive chemical explosion at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing in Houston, Texas (https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/29/texa-j29.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Houston_explosion)
- April 9, 2021 — Piney Point FL wastewater leak 2021 — On March 25, 2021, leaks were discovered in the containment wall of a 77-acre pond holding approximately 460 million gallons of wastewater at a former phosphate plant at Piney Point, Florida, about 20 miles south of Tampa. On April 3, officials were notified that a potential breach of the south reservoir at the facility could flood roads and homes and wash into Tampa Bay. On April 9, the damage to the containment walls appeared to be localized, and steps were taken to contain the potential for further containment failure. Additionally, approximately 215 million gallons of wastewater had been discharged to the port; however, all controlled discharges of untreated water to Port Manatee and Piney Point Creek have been ceased since that day. (http://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/what-we-do/disasters/disasters-activations/piney-point-florida-wastewater-leak-2021)
Multiple transportation (Mars in Gemini, Gemini = transportation, communication, Mars = accident) accidents involving chemical spills:
- April 8, 2021 — Diesel spill into Huron River prompts hazmat response. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On [Apr 8], 25 gallons of diesel spilled into the Huron River when a tank ruptured on a jackknifed semitractor-trailer on the eastbound M-14 bridge. (https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arbor/2021/04/10/diesel-spill-into-huron-river-prompts-hazmat-response-thursday/)
- April 10, 2021 — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — Cleanup continues now more than 24 hours after Birmingham Fire and Rescue and hazmat crews responded to an overturned 18 wheeler truck on Interstate 20 West on Saturday afternoon. Authorities said several gallons of a chemical base leaked from the truck. https://abc3340.com/news/local/overturned-truck-leaking-chemicals-closes-portion-of-birmingham-interstate
- April 10, 2021 — CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chemical and diesel spill close I-75 South for hours. According to Tri-community volunteer fire department, 200 gallons of chemicals and diesel spilled on the interstate after a crash around one o’clock p.m. (https://www.wdef.com/chemical-diesel-spill-close-75-south-hours/)
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: June 28 – July 04, 2022 — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.
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.
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: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.
USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. 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)
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 & 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.
- 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.
- Update (04.24.22): Apr 26-28, 2022 (esp. the 27th) — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, etc. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up (esp. on 26-27). We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing to down on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement/sale.
- Update (04.24.22): April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — The price of oil (incl. plant-based and animal-fat-based) and gas may go up.
- Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. Update (05.01.22): During two recent Mars Neptune conjunctions, in Dec/Jan 2016-2017 and Dec 2018, OPEC announced oil production cuts. I see that OPEC+ is set to meet on May 5, 2022 and, according to Reuters, it is expected to “stick to its existing deal and agree another small output increase for June” (https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/opec-likely-agree-another-oil-output-increase-june-sources-say-2022-04-28/). Under Mars Neptune conjunction, an agreement may be hard to reach at this time. There will likely be disagreements or even fights (Mars) about oil-related issues (Neptune), possibly over concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 (Neptune) in China. Additionally, Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) will move from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
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.