June 20-26, 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 2018-2037, 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

Time = New York NY time; markets = DJIA and NASDAQ; crypto = mainly BTC.

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JUNE 2022 — Key Transits

⭐️Jupiter in Aries — May 11, 2022 – May 17, 2023 — 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.

⭐️Mars in Aries — May 24 – July 5, 2022 — Further emphasis on drought, fires, accidents, and dangerous escalations. Aries is associated with heat, fires, explosions, weapons, military, sports, fast action, high speed, engines, sharp objects, taking risks, accidents, competitiveness, macho behavior, fighting, attacks, leadership, bravery, etc. Mars rules Aries and will be in a strong position, so the qualities of Mars and Aries are likely to manifest strongly at this time. There may be increased news about the related events (e.g., military campaigns, heat, fires, sporting events, accidents, explosions, etc.) throughout this period and especially when Mars forms aspects with slower moving planets. Specifically, on May 24-29, Mars will conjunct Jupiter and on June 28 – July 4, Mars will square Pluto in Capricorn. 

⭐️Mercury in Taurus turns direct on June 3, however, it will continue to square to Saturn in Aquarius through about June 8 — delays in travel/shipments/negotiations that originated while Mercury was retrograde (May 10-June 2) will be clearing up but slowly. Once Mercury enters Gemini (the sign it rules) on June 13, 2022, expect negotiations, travel, sales, etc. to significantly pick up speed, esp. in areas related to IT, social media, retail sales, communication/transportation, and high tech. 

⭐️ Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus — June 10-12, 2022 — Expect exiting or surprising news related to crypto, aerospace, e-vehicles, fintech, IT, electricity, networks, social media, cloud services providers, etc. The value of related businesses or products may go up and profits from these areas may increase. There may also be unexpected value fluctuations in some currency (esp. crypto and EUR-USD).

⭐️ Mars will square Pluto — June 28 – July 4, 2022 — Increased news about large earthquakes, accidents, disasters, attacks, protests, etc. There may also be increased tensions or push for reforms (Pluto) related to police, military, weapons, or sports (Mars). (See “Glance Ahead” section for more.) 

⭐️New Moon in Cancer on June 28 — The New Moon (Sun and Moon conjunction) will be squared by Jupiter in Aries indicating news about laws, regulations, or international deals related to mothers/children, food, safety, security, home[land], real estate, farming, etc. We may hear about legal announcements or international deals that involve areas above (e.g., a ruling that aims to secure food supply, a rule that aims to protects mothers/children, an international agreement about transporting food, a policy that affects real estate prices, etc.). With Jupiter being in Aries, the law/policy/international deal may be seen as too aggressive, too ambitious, or reached too hastily. The square between Jupiter and Sun/Moon indicates that there may be an extra emotional response to the ruling/contract, or, the ruling/contract may be made in response to an emotional plea [for food, safety, protection, etc.]. 

Additionally, Neptune turns retrograde on June 28 bringing focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, beverages (incl. baby formula), pollution, contamination, navy, seafood, fishing, swimming, etc. — some situation may reverse or production is put on hold to ensure safety (e.g., a pharmaceutical trial is halted because of safety concerns, manufacturing of some beverage is halted, an ingredient in the recipe is substituted, a chemical formula is altered to use more environmentally-friendly component, a toxic chemical is banned from household products, a beverage is recalled, a navy contract is put on hold, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about the value of gold and silver — possibly related to some regulations or international decisions (e.g., whether something is legally allowed or can be transported). 

The New Moon on the 28th has several planets aspecting natal charts of Taiwan and Turkey.  

  • For Taiwan, the New Moon will conjunct its Sun and oppose the Midheaven. Around 6/28 (+- few days), we may hear about important announcements related to international relations, status on the world arena, leadership, homeland, food, security, etc. At this time, transits look fairly supportive of improved foreign relations. At the same time, there may be increased focus for Taiwan related to water, navy, oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, deceptive activities, secrets, etc. — something may be happening behind the scenes, in the water, etc. (e.g., if there is a large earthquake at this time, a tsunami may affect the island). 
  • For Turkey, the New Moon will conjunct its Ascendant and square its Mars. At the same time, Jupiter will oppose Turkey’s Mars and Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). Around 6/28 (+- few days), we may hear about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

It is not clear to me how Taiwan and Turkey may be related (if at all), however, both countries also have stressful transits to their charts coming up from late Jul to mid Nov 2022. Events that take place around the 28th of June may give an insight of the things to unfold in the upcoming months (e.g., a pre-shock of an earthquake, an accident that causes a larger problem later on, first signs of bank-related problems, beginning of some financial reforms, etc.).

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DAILY:

JUN 20, 2022 (MON): Holiday; U.S.markets closed. 

JUN 21, 2022 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). Today’s transits are relatively favorable for IT, communication/transportation, education, and social media — we may hear about increased travel, energized negotiations, or assertive efforts to reach a deal in related areas (e.g., a sale of a product or business involving technology or social media). Also, expect increased news about assets issued or closely regulated by governments, rates, taxes, insurance, as well as costs or profits associated with recycling, prisons, police, nuclear power, and mining. Investments in these areas that are made at this time should be successful long term (with focus on steady and gradual growth). This day is also favorable for buying or selling things that are at the end of their lifecycle or need a makeover to bring profits, such as buying a foreclosed property, vintage clothing at a thrift store, discarded trash/byproduct for recycling, etc. One may even find buried/hidden treasure or discover a valuable object in trash/mine/cave.

USA: Jun 21-23, 2022 — Mars will sextile U.S. Mars while Jupiter continues to square U.S. Jupiter — Favorable for expanding military or sports initiatives, increased sales of equipment or services related to military or sports, and for businesses related to car manufacturing and media. Related businesses may receive support to produce/deliver their products faster or with fewer obstacles. At the same time, in places where hot weather is expected, the heat will likely continue to rise as this transit is supportive of heat and drought. Similarly, situations where there are ongoing heated debates may continue to heat up and conflict may escalate — this may be related to disagreements about a legal decision, moral values, immigration, high-profile lawsuit, higher education, foreign relations, or long distance transportation. Finally, there may be increased news about fats, oils, butter, obesity, lipids, etc. — the focus may be on unhealthy excesses, misuse of oil/fats, growing prices, improving athletic endurance, fighting excess weight, new medicines or approaches to fight obesity, etc.

JUN 22, 2022 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

JUN 23, 2022 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). Today’s transits are relatively favorable for IT, communication/transportation, education, and social media — we may hear about increased prices of or profits from related products or services. If a new product related to communication/transportation/commerce is introduced at this time (e.g., a new phone, snapchat filter, on-line shopping app, training program that teaches tech skills, etc.), it may be perceived relatively more favorably and see increased demand. A new [young] female entrepreneur, comedian, or a social media star may be featured in the news, or, there may be increased focus on promoting rising female entrepreneurs or careers for women in technology.

USA: Jun 23-24, 2022 — Sun will conjunct U.S. Venus — Focus on earnings, comforts, services, workforce, healthcare, veterinary care, and providing for the needy. We may hear about initiatives that aim to provide free/cheap/government-supported services to the needy, improve healthcare, and increase workforce participation or pay (esp. for women). The news will likely be positive or neutral where some status is clarified or confirmed (e.g., which service workers will receive which benefits or protections). 

JUN 24, 2022 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

JUN 24-25 (SAT-SUN) — Sun will square Jupiter — This transit should bring relatively optimistic mood and enhance tendencies to over expand, over spend, inflate, disregard caution, over estimate, over promise, over pay, etc. For the U.S., the Sun will near conjunction with Jupiter in its natal chart while being squared by transiting Jupiter (Sun conjunct U.S. Jupiter will be precise on June 27) — this may bring increased news about legal issues, foreign relations, immigration, long distance shipments, import/export, etc. Some issue or decisions may increasingly be in focus (and even more so on June 27-28) and bring out divided opinions about what is [morally/ethically] the right thing to do (e.g., when it comes to supporting immigrants or providing foreign aid).

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

Global/USA: June 28 – July 04, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — 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.

Update (05.22.22): The transit will likely be felt the most intensely on June 28 (New Moon in Cancer) and on June 30 when Mars, Pluto, and Moon will form  a t-square. The planetary alignments at this time are indicative of a mining accident, a fiery explosion [that causes structural damage], anti-governmental protest, an established corporation announcing leadership change or restructuring, plane crash, notable accident, large earthquake or some other major disaster. Also, since the U.S. is experiencing  an ongoing Pluto return (Pluto going over its place in the natal chart of the country), tense transit from Mars is also going to affect U.S. Pluto. In the U.S. chart, Pluto sits in the 2nd house of banks, finance, currency, earnings, real estate, etc. Expect large market moves and a reversal around June 28-30 (+- few days), possibly up on the 28-29th and down on the 30th. A drop may be triggered by concerns about the U.S. earnings, banks, currency, and so on — like a shakeup in leadership, an upsetting change involving financial policies, an aggressive move to deal with debt, a risky move to improve earnings, an aggressive/upsetting financial policy that affects real estate (probably negatively), 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.

Update (05.30.22): Another possible manifestation of the transit occurring in late July – early August, 2022 is a large earthquake and/or a massive blackout. Major quakes shook Turkey (7.6) and Taiwan (7.7) in Aug and Sep of 1999, respectively, under similar a similar transit — Uranus was conjunct South Node, and Saturn squared Uranus/South Node conjunction.  

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). 

Updated 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. Update (06.20.22): Also, during the Saturn in Aquarius (suppression, regulation, losses related to IT, tech, distributed networks) square (breaking point, tension) to Uranus in Taurus (independence, innovative approaches related to finance and currencies, digital assets) period, esp. a few days before/after October 11 — expect a drop in the value of crypto currencies and problems for other digital assets related to increased regulations or large scale sell offs by governments or other large “players.” 

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. 

Update (05.30.22): The probability of tensions, large earthquakes, disasters, accidents, etc. begins to go up as early as late July when Uranus conjuncts Mars and North Node (and Saturn squares the three). Previous major quakes that shook Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 occurred under Uranus conjunct South Node (with Saturn squaring both). Additionally, in the early August 2022, Jupiter will square Taiwan’s Midheaven (IC/MC axis) — focus on leaders, status on the world arena, homeland, food, security, etc. Thus, the entire period from late July to mid-November 2022 looks ripe for a notable earthquake or some other disaster (tsunami?) that may also trigger a massive blackout/power outage. For Turkey, in the early August 2002, Jupiter will oppose its Mars while Uranus will oppose its Venus (which, by the way, sits 1 degree away from China’s Venus). These transits are indicative of concerns about drought, fires, military activities, accidents, as well as sudden upsetting events involving financial institutions/currency. 

Global: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23) — Difficult Mars square Neptune transit. Expect increased market volatility (possibly large drop followed by an up swing), disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on the place of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, etc. With Mars in Gemini, there may be an increase in the news about traffic accidents causing oil or chemical spills (esp. due to rain, fog, slippery roads, etc.). On Nov 23, there will also be a New Moon in Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and on the same day, Jupiter will turn direct. Taken together, these planetary alignments may coincide with a larger than usual market move and a direction reversal around Nov 23, possibly on the news about oil/gas prices, international agreements, and/or news about infectious diseases. For ex., a travel restriction is lifted or a shipment is allowed to go through thereby reducing the inventory crunch (and lowering the price of related commodities, such as oil, gas, chemicals, etc.). During the last Mars/Neptune square, which occurred around May 15-20, 2022, DJIA dropped 2.9%, and NASDAQ, 3.82%. 

USA: Nov 17-25, 2022 (esp. on Nov 23-24) — Transiting Mars square Neptune (Mars in 21 degree of Gemini, Neptune in 22 degree of Pisces) will form a precise conjunction and opposition (Mars and Neptune, respectively) to the U.S. natal Mars/Neptune square (21 deg Gemini/ 22 deg Virgo). This planetary configuration may bring increased news about military activities, weapons, navy, and assertive or risky actions (taking an assertive stance rather than compromising). At the same, time there will be increased news about oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, beverages, infectious diseases, religion, contamination, drugs, deception, and lies. For ex., there may be concerns about contamination of some beverage, pollution of a body of water, accidents or fires involving navy or maritime transportation, upsets over gas prices, problems with oil production or delivery by sea, news about an uptick of some infectious disease, etc. Because of the heavy Neptunian influence, there may be confusion (Neptune) about actions (Mars) — what to do, when to do it, who did it, where did something go, etc. If some entity is suspected of improper activities (e.g., polluting a body of water by improperly disposing of some chemical), it may be hard to identify the culprit at this time or pinpoint what exactly happened.

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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). 

GOLD/SILVER /  USA: May-early July, 2022 but even more so in Jan-Feb 2023 — The value of gold (and possibly silver) may rise slightly around May-early July of 2022 (esp. in the early June) and even more so in Jan-Feb of 2023. This may be related to the news about U.S. fiscal policies, fluctuations in the value of USD, concerns about the stability of U.S. financial institutions and/or financial losses/restrictions (related to rates, debt, fees, loans, insurance, etc.). Alternatively, in May-July 2022 we may see a preview or initial stages of some policies that will culminate/take effect in Jan-Feb 2023. These policies may involve restrictions on what is recognized as a legal tender, what can or cannot be used to pay for goods, how online retailers can conduct their payment transactions, what and how can be accepted as a payment (esp. online), what is a currency (or is officially recognized as “money”), etc. These policies (which may involve restructuring of the Federal Reserve and financial system, regulation of the use of gold and silver, implementation of some new financial instruments to control the dollar’s value, etc.) may affect the value of USD as well as the relative value of gold and/or silver (possibly drive gold and/or silver up).

USA: May 18, 2022 – June 28, 2022 — Mars transit through the 4th house — This transit may increase the urgency of dealing with some domestic issue(s) and expedite resolutions needed to address some pressing, dangerous or heated situations (e.g., drought, fires, weapons-related issues, etc.). At the same time, it may trigger upsets or disagreements about these matters. Mars will likely bring emphasis on heat, drought, fires, accidents, attacks, or excessive risk-taking in the matters associated with the 4th house (farming, food production, land, homeland, real estate, banks’s assets, home, mothers and children). Since June 28 will also be a New Moon in Cancer (sign associated with food, home, and motherhood), activities that speed up, escalate, or heat up as Mars passes through the 4th house (e.g., urgently addressing baby formal crisis), may culminate in some events, initiatives or projects related to mother/baby, farming, real estate, savings, banks’ assets, etc. by the end of June. Expect announcements of some new beginnings, new priorities, new solutions, and so on. Alternatively, the transit of Mars through the 4th house stirs up upsetting events that anger people and by June 28th some pivot is made to address these through new projects/initiatives. Either way, some new solutions or perspectives can be expected by June 28th. 

On June 28, there will also be two other important celestial events, which support the expectation of important initiatives or projects being announced at that time:

1) Neptune turns Rx (retrograde) on June 28, 2022 — Focus on oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, navy, beverages (incl. baby formula), pollution, contamination, navy, seafood, fishing, swimming, etc. — some situation reverses (stop or start of a project), is put on hold until further investigation, temporarily delayed, suspended (e.g., manufacturing of some beverage is halted, oil- or navy-related projects are announced, a ship is stuck, beach is closed due to water contamination, permission to use certain ingredient is withdrawn, chemical components in some formula are replaced or substituted, etc.).

2) Mars will square Pluto (within 3 degrees; exact on July 2) — This indicates that new initiatives announced around the New Moon may be a result of some tensions culminating to the point where things become pressing and have to be addressed. The resolution may not be to everyone’s liking (Mars square Pluto = tensions, protests), but at least a solution is identified or a decision is made.

Global: May 24 – July 5, 2022 — Mars in Aries. Aries is associated with heat, fires, explosions, weapons, military, sports, fast action, high speed, engines, sharp objects, taking risks, accidents, competitiveness, macho behavior, fighting, attacks, leadership, bravery, etc. Mars rules Aries and will be in a strong position, so the qualities of Mars and Aries are likely to manifest strongly at this time. There may be increased news about the related events (e.g., military campaigns, heat, fires, sporting events, accidents, explosions, etc.) throughout this period and especially when Mars forms aspects with slower moving planets. 

Specifically, on May 24-29, Mars will conjunct Jupiter and on June 28 – July 4 — Mars will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect news about drought, fires, explosions, protests, accidents and attacks (esp. on leaders or prominent persons) during Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries transit, and, news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for older/inflexible leaders during Mars square Pluto transit.  (Update 05.30.22): Tragically, in the U.S., there was a school shooting in TX on May 24, 2022 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robb_Elementary_School_shooting).😭

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: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and Jupiter in the country’s chart (important legal changes or issues). Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. Because square is a tense transit (it symbolizes tensions reaching a breaking point), any legal changes or discussions at this time may not be universally approved or there may be resistance to the change — status quo my be challenged and [forcibly] overturned under pressure.

For ex., regulations may involve student loan forgiveness, services for immigrants, healthcare check requirements for international travelers, international job outsourcing, workplace fairness, support for refugees, etc. The tense square aspect may manifest as disagreements about the regulations, conflicts about which laws are just, push to legalize some activity(ies), protests against perceived unjust laws, and/or struggles to pass the laws. At the same time, Jupiter and Venus combination tends to manifest as an overestimation, over-spending, excessive optimism, inflation, etc. Thus, if laws or regulations are passed or amended at this time, they may involve a great deal of spending or a signifiant increase in the number of individuals receiving benefits (e.g., students’ loans are forgiven, teachers’ salary goes up, immigrants/refugees receive more benefits, etc.). There may also be increased efforts to curb inflation, but they may be more successful after this transit passes than during this transit. Specific to healthcare, there may be increased news about diabetes and conditions associated with excess sugar or fat, or liver-related issues (e.g., regulation of treatments, import/export of medication, or some international agreements).

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. 

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.

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. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved 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.).
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

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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