August 15-21, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions 

LONG-TERM:

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

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, 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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DAILY:

AUG 15, 2022 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). On Sunday (14th) and/or morning of the 15th, we may hear about some concerns about the price or availability of gold (e.g., temporary unavailability, shortage, reduced holdings, delayed contract/delivery, some governmental regulation that affects availability/lowers the price, etc.) — this is a short-lived influence and the situation should resolve by Tue. So, if there is a drop in gold prices on Mon, they will probably recover by Tue and may even go higher on Wed-Thur.

Aug 11-16, 2022 (esp. 12-14) — Mars trine Pluto — Favorable for activities and projects related to sports, physical activities, military, weapons, nuclear power, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, and any “underground” activities (e.g., mining, excavating, digging, searching for hidden info, doing in-depth academic research, uncovering illegal/manipulative activities, etc.). Projects in these areas will likely proceed easier, faster and smoother than usual; athletes may break records or achieve higher than expected level of performance. For ex., a permission is granted for some sports event or a military campaign to proceed, a large weapons deals is reached, the weather during an important sporting event is perfect, the engines [or some power source] are fired up and ready to go, athletes are in peak physical condition, etc. In the area of medicine, this is a favorable time for projects related to regeneration, reversing diseases/aging, and cancer research. A negative manifestation could include misused/misplaced power or excessive heat — some power/energy/heat source may be generating a high level of energy, so it will be important to properly direct it, else it may overheat etc. For ex., if there is a racing event, experienced drivers may benefit from being provided a more powerful car and beat previous records, whereas less skilled drivers may become frustrated or even lose control. Similarly, flammable substances (e.g., dry vegetation) may be more prone to catching fire, fires that start at this time may be stronger than usual, and any existing fires may be harder to put out [Mars = fire, Pluto = energy, trine = easy flow/unlimited supply]. 

Aug 15-16, 2022 — Positive news for IT, aerospace, air travel, energy companies, electric cars, high tech, telecoms, e-vehicle manufacturers, social media, online retailers, etc. (e.g., increased earnings, favorable governmental policies, approved initiatives, resumption of previously delayed flights, renewed contracts, increased sales, delivery ahead of schedule, and so on). Weather wise, there may be higher than usual wind speeds. 

AUG 16, 2022 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). 

AUG 17, 2022 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

Aug 17-18, 2022 — Venus in Leo trine Jupiter in Aries — Increased value of or earnings from the sales of luxury goods, jewelry, gold, sugar, entertainment- and gambling-related services; increased appetite for risk and splurging. With the trine aspect, the value of the purchased products may be justified and increase long-term. At the same time, we can expect more news about prices (Venus) going up (Jupiter) without resistance or limitations (trine = easy flow, no stop). Moon in Taurus will square Venus in the morning — there may be a mood that some luxury goods or some shiny desirable investments (e.g., gold or jewelry) are less affordable than before. 

USA: Aug 17-19, 2022 (esp. the 18th) — Mercury will conjunct the country’s Neptune (ruler of the 4th) — increased focus on oil gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, beverages, potable water, seafood, navy, shipping by sea, etc. as well as on banks’ assets, real estate, farming, food production, and homeland security. We may hear about new contracts, sales, initiatives to expedite the movement of goods, or organizational changes (e.g., to reroute deliveries to a different port or railway station). The news may be neutral and focus on clarifying some details in a report, streamlining delivery routes, improving the flow of water (e.g., for irrigation), improving deliveries by sea, entering into agreements to increase trade of the above-mentioned goods (e.g., oil or some chemical, or agricultural products), and so on.

AUG 18, 2022 (TH): Medium influence; market may go down (60%). Moon will join Uranus and North Node and square Saturn, which may trigger or renew concerns that have previously come up in late July-early August (e.g., China Taiwan tensions, unrest in Sri Lanka, accidents/quakes undermining structural stability of large buildings, accidents involving planes or flying objects, concerns about financial instability of some financial entities/banks, etc.). There may also be increased volatility in crypto and Forex markets and/or concerning news about a trading platform (e.g., some crypto exchange experiences an outage).

AUG 19, 2022 (FR): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Increased news about gold and/or silver (value may go down relative to USD). 

USA: Aug 20, 2022 — Minor concerns about commerce, retail sales, currency value, payment processing, and contracts — there may be slightly negative news (e.g., retail sales are lower than expected, high rates have an adverse effect on consumer spending, etc.).

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

Global/USA: Oct 9-16, 2022 (esp. the 11th) — Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Virgo. The Mars/Neptune square will aspect natal Mars/Neptune square in the U.S. chart (there, Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces). The energy of this tense transit may manifest as disruptions, tensions, or accidents involving oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, infectious diseases, drugs, mental illness, confusion, foggy conditions, floods, beverages, contaminated water, navy, religion, deception, etc. For ex., we may hear about a maritime accident, escalations involving navy, a fire at a marina, a fire at an oil refinery, a wastewater leak, fighting over gas/oil prices, fights or fires at seaside locations (ports, islands, beaches), a spike in some infectious disease [something that spreads through liquids and is associated with fever/inflammation], an oil spill, a gas leak causing an explosion, disagreements over the use of some chemicals, etc. 

Squares from Mars typically coincide with fires, explosions, accidents, protests, break-downs, upsets, fighting, etc. This Mars/Neptune square will take place during the Uranus/Saturn square (see below), which further accentuates the possibility of some sort of an accident, breakdown, or a structural collapse. These problems may be due to turbulent weather: We may hear about excessive rains or floods, or about water erosion. Additionally, on Oct 11-18 (esp. the 14th), 2022 Sun and Venus will form a grand trine with Saturn and Mars in Air signs — this is indicative of powerful winds or some air current spinning and spinning and spinning without much obstruction. Weather problems and/or news about the spread of some infection may affect transportation by air and sea (e.g., flights are delayed, a ship breaks down in a canal, oil spill prevents ships from docking, etc.).

In the markets, we may see a large drop on Oct 10-12, 2022 followed by a rally on the 12-13th; Oct 12 may be a reversal day. Affected areas may particularly include communication, transportation, retail sales, commerce, IT, social media, as well as gas, oil, chemicals, pharma, beverages, seafood, movies, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing (Mars) over the sale (Gemini) of some Neptunian product (e.g., oil/gas) (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase gas, chemicals, navy ship, or seafood; a new action movie flops; sales of gas-powered cars drop; sales of some fast/powerful cars/planes/ships are suspended; etc.). 

With Mars transiting over the U.S. Mars, in the USA we can expect increased news about military, weapons, fires, or sports (esp. fighting, racing, and extreme sports). Involvement of Neptune indicates that the news may involve a Neptunian domain (e.g., navy, places near water, bodies of water, hospitals, theaters, beverage companies, movie production companies, famous music/movie personalities, etc.). Given that this transit will take place during a hurricane season and that NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production, disrupting fuel supplies, disrupting petroleum transportation, and delaying sea transportation.  

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.” 

NEW Global: Oct 28, 2022 – Jan 13, 2023 —  On October 28 through December 20, Jupiter retrograde goes back into Pisces; on October 30, Mars turns retrograde. These two transits together indicate that some activities or projects (esp. related to heating, sports, military, oil, gas, water, navy, seafood, beverages, etc.) may reverse course, stop, become suspended [for repairs/review], go back to a prior state, or alternatively re-start if they were previously stopped. With Mars in Gemini, communication, transportation, and commercial activities may slow down pending some adjustments/renegotiation (e.g., weapons sales and/or transportation are suspended, a sporting event is postponed, refinery closes due to inclement weather, a port prevents ships from docking due to contamination or an outbreak, some form of payment is no longer accepted, some travel routes close due to weather, etc.). With Jupiter back in Pisces, gas, oil, chemicals, seafood, pharma, etc. prices may go up (especially around Nov 7-24, 2022 — and within this time period — especially the week of Nov 7). Jupiter’s transit through Pisces may be accompanied by excessive rains, floods, spills, soil erosion, and so on. One scenario is disruptions of oil or gas delivery (possibly due to bad weather or problems with contracts or delivery routes), which in turn would bring prices up. A positive manifestation of Mars retrograde energy would involve military activities (Mars) being suspended. When Jupiter re-enters Aires on December 20, 2022, it may bring warmer dryer weather and reduced gas, oil, etc. prices. At the same time, disagreements over the price of oil, gas, fats (Jupiter) may heat up (Aries is a fire sign ruled by Mars and is associated with hot weather, fires, military activities, fighting, etc. Jupiter in Aries expands and magnifies this fiery energy). On January 13, 2023, Mars turns direct, at which time we can expect a resumption of previously stalled commercial/transportation activities or postponed sporting events; however, fighting/military activities that may have been suspended when Mars went retrograde may also resume. 

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 (Updated): 

Updated 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). 

Update (08.14.22): Mid-November, 2022 onward is when Saturn Uranus square as well as Uranus North Node conjunction will be moving beyond the 3 degree orb. At that time, there may be a shift in energy and focus away from the topics and concerns arising/intensifying in July through October 2022 (e.g., Sri Lanka crisis and China-Taiwan tensions) to a new set of issues. The old/ongoing issues may well remain in places, but the focus may shift. In particular, there may be increased market volatility the weeks of November 7 and 18 when we will have several important transits, including a square from a retrograde Mars in Gemini to the retrograde Jupiter + retrograde Neptune conjunction in Pisces and a total Lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022. The situation at that time (early to mid November 2022), may involve concerns about the prices or availability of OIL, GAS, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, beverages, potable water, seafood, shipping by sea, and so on. (Retro Mars in Gemini = delayed contracts, sales or deliveries; reversed flow, reversed negotiations; retro Jupiter back in Pisces conjunct Neptune = higher oil/gas prices, excessive precipitation, leaks, contamination; square = breaking point, conflicts, accidents). Additionally, there may be increased news about infectious diseases, water contamination, naval activities, maritime accidents, floods, excessive precipitation, water damage, chemical pollution, etc. Shipping via sea routes may slow down or experience temporary problems due to some maritime accident, bad weather, reversed contracts, etc.

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).

China: 2022 spring-summer (esp. July-Aug) — Increased probability of significant flooding and/or major accidents and associated financial losses (e.g., due to floods or an industrial accident). 

China: Jun 6 – Jul 24, 2022; Sep 26 – Nov 20, 2022; and Mar 27 – May 6, 2023 — Transiting Uranus square China’s Pluto (in the 7th house of partners, ruler of the 10th house of leadership) — This is an ongoing slow transit that will be felt strongly this week. It could manifest as sudden shocking events involving partnership agreements or leaders, unexpected changes in leadership, signing new agreements, exiting old partnerships, etc. Uranus may bring an element of surprise and expedited tempo to the events. Pluto typically manifests as events occurring in secrecy or underground (e.g., at a mine); Pluto also rules things like power plants, nuclear power, recycling, prisons, death/rebirth, and so on. Projects that begin at this time may be fairly significant and may involve a new radical approach to dealing with Plutonian issues (e.g., offering an innovative way to recycle trash while reducing pollution, shutting down a nuclear power plant, starting a new nuclear power plant that uses some innovative technology, and so on). During the three passes that Uranus will make to the country’s Pluto, we may see the same issue (or similar issues) brought up in phases — during the first pass in the summer of 2022, the initial plans may be made or a triggering event may occur. Then, in the fall of 2022, the situation may be reassessed or the approach may be revised. Finally, in the spring of 2033, the final resolution is reached or the final agreement is settled. 

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 & 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.).
  • (Updated 07.04.22): As mentioned in the video I uploaded on 6-28-22 on my YouTube channel, Neptune turned retrograde at New Moon on 6-28-22 (squared by Mercury) indicating a reversal in some decision or policy related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, etc. Notably, on 6-30-22, “Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year’s results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%” (Reuters). This example may give us a glimpse of what to expect in November (see below) when Neptune retrograde will be squared by Mars — there may be a similar disruptive news about some oil or gas company, or, about a disruption in supplies 
  • Jul 12-14, 2022 — Venus square Neptune (and trine Saturn) — value of oil, gas, chemicals, etc. may go down and/or there may be disagreements about the value of these products. Venus (desire, money) in Gemini (commerce, sales) trine Saturn indicates willingness to pay for related products and services to ensure stability (Saturn). However, square to Neptune indicates uncertainty or confusion about the process or the value. A deal reached at this time may involve an element of deception where the value, costs, or the price is misleading and the actual value or expense may turn out to be much higher or lower than anticipated. (end of 07.04.22 update)
  • (Updated 07.16.22): Oct 11, 2022 (+- few days) — Upsets for businesses related to gas, oil, chemicals, etc. Some deal may fall through due to parties arguing over the contract or shipment conditions (e.g., some entity is unable to purchase, transport or process oil, gas, chemicals, industry-specific equipment, etc.; there is a fire at an oil refinery; or, an oil rig has to shutdown due to weather). There may also be a spike in concerns over the spread of some infectious disease. In the U.S., there is a strong possibility is a damaging hurricane impacting oil production and disrupting fuel supplies or petroleum transportation. Together, these issues may result in a large market drop around Oct 10-12, 2022. Oil and gas prices may also temporarily dip.  (end of 07.16.22 update) 
  • 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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