April 1-5, 2019: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Will write up the details + dates in a separate blog post. 

Global: As we enter 2019, we will gradually begin to experience the effects of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits from Mars to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, as well as North Node and Jupiter, this may be accompanied by an increase in earthquakes, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shakin’” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. For ex., as mentioned in the long term section above, March – July of 2019 look particularly stressful (e.g., June 14, 2019 looks very stressful with a chart similar to that of the SL-1 nuclear reactor meltdown in 1961 with and addition of a Neptune/Jupiter square indicative of a steam explosion or tsunami). Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) entering Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Reposting from an older blog, to give a flavor of upcoming times (note that countries that have been affected during previous times of Saturn/Pluto conjunction will likely be affected again (so we may expect increased India/Pakistan tensions, for ex.):

“Prediction: With transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto virtually all year, 2019 looks like a tense year. At that time, we may hear about various transformations taking place, esp. in the governments, large corporations, or other large entities that act as powerful leaders/rulers on a national or multinational level. Other areas that may undergo significant changes or experience some tribulations include industries related to mining, nuclear power, and natural resources. For ex., in 1947, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct as well, there was a Partition of India (millions were displaced or died in the process). When Saturn and Pluto formed a close conjunction in Leo back in August of 1947, sovereign states of India and Pakistan have been officially created. Also, at the time of the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1982, the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 was passed basically making Canada fully independent from the UK.” 

Global: Jan, June and Sep of 2018 —  Jupiter/Neptune square will bring increased focus on issues related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, beverages, drugs, poisons, deception, religion, movies, music, etc. as well as migration, foreign relations, long distance travel, laws, judges, etc. There may be greater than usual volatility in prices and availability (e.g., oil transportation is blocked due to weather, laws, or foreign relations). There may be news about the abundance of related products or events (e.g., floods,  snowstorms, lawsuits, and so on). The square aspect is tense one and typically manifests as a buildup that suddenly bursts/culminates in a big event or a resolution. For ex., a drought is suddenly followed by major flooding; hot dry weather is followed by a massive snowstorm; build up of water/oil/some chemical in a storage location exceeds the capacity and spills over; oil shipment is first blocked but then suddenly released; large illegal chemical/drug shipment is busted; chemical shipment is forbidden because of the changes in laws; deception associated with a religious figure is exposed; movement of immigrants, travelers, or international shipments across some border suddenly stops but then there is a break through after a large build up at the border; and so on. There will likely be increased news about the legal status and international shipments of pharmaceuticals or drugs (legal and not; esp. addictive substances) — there may be some some confusion and volatility due to high expectation that may not pay off (e.g., a treatment is not approved, a shipment is delayed, ethical concerns lead to the trial cancellation, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about confusion, addiction, drowning, disappearance, poisoning, illness, unethical behavior, moral disagreements, or deception related to judges, lawyers, professors, clergy, politicians that are heavily involved in international negotiations, or leaders of major shipping companies.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”?😜😂

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: March – July of 2019 — Increased probability of major disasters, incl. earthquakes, tsunami, oil spills, nuclear accidents, mine collapses, major floods, etc. The scale of the events will be comparable to 2010 Haiti earthquake, Deepwater Horizon spill, etc. The actual event may be an earthquake, collapse of some solid structure (mine, dam, old buildings, etc.), landslide, etc.. At the same time, the event(s) may be triggered by or associated with water-related problems (e.g., steam escapes and causes a nuclear plant accident, tsunami damages structures, floods destroy buildings, etc.). Am currently looking at past events and individual countries’ charts to try to narrow down possible locations. I plan to elaborate on this with more details in a separate post. In general, there seems to be a pattern with solar flares, earthquakes, and major disasters occurring when slower moving planets form oppositions, squares and other more complex symmetric patterns around the Sun in heliocentric chart. Aspects to Chiron (geo- and helio-) from Saturn and Pluto appear to coincide with major disasters as well. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.). 

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc. 

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2019 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy. 

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Mar 18 – Apr 14, 2019 (esp. Mar 22, 25-29, Apr 2-6, and Apr 9-12) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, or of violent/terrorist attacks. The circumstances will likely involve old structures (buildings or governmental/corporate structures) experiencing major stress and possibly crumbling under pressure; many people may be affected. For ex., earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be layoffs and fluctuations in the price of related businesses, commodities or products, incl. oil, steel, chemicals, mining companies, companies that own/operate power plants or recycling facilities, etc. This influence can begin in late March and then culminate in the early April. For ex., we may hear about tremors or small preceding events (e.g., smaller scale attacks or collapses of old structures [buildings or governmental structures]) in late March, followed by larger scale events in April (e.g., final removal of a governmental/corporate leader, large scale quake with more extensive damage to the buildings, etc.). There may also be increased news about some sort of health epidemic or plague — some crisis that affects large number of people and spreads through hard to detect ways, underground, through unsavory behaviors, hacking, sexual promiscuity, exposure to radiation, etc. 

The stressful transit may also correspond with down days for the markets due to concerns about stability of governments, corporations, use of fossil fuel, price of oil, use/misuse of chemicals, pollution/recycling, contracts or disputes involving navy/ bodies of water, and large construction projects that involve steel, minerals, rocks, and/or large power plants (esp. nuclear). Days with the highest probability of problems are April 4 and 12.

As mentioned in the long-term predictions above [made months ago], countries that have a higher probability of being affected include: USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union. As we have experienced this past week, there was a violent attack in Christchurch, NZ. Given that the area is prone to earthquakes and the chart of the last large quake there (02/22/11) has Venus in the 20 degree of Capricorn (being currently transited by Saturn), it is possible that Christchurch may experience another quake in the upcoming weeks. Astro charts of incorporation and first trade for Boeing will also experience tense transits during this time (this will persist on/off through the next year).

Global: Mar 21- Apr 5— Increased focus on oil, chemicals, pollution/recycling, contracts or disputes involving navy/ bodies of water, transportation over water, windy and wet conditions in areas near bodies of water (e.g., tsunami, typhoon, flooding), lies/deception (esp. related to agreements, communication, education, social media, and transportation), religion, drugs, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, music/video, beverages, etc. We may hear about changes in the agreements/contracts among companies in these areas, changing reports about retail sales of related products, or a reversal in the ratings/rankings — some issue or statement may change direction from Mar 27 to 28 (e.g., an agreement is cancelled, an agreement  over oil-related project is reached, some drug is approved or blocked, or, some communication/transportation company admits to cheating/fudging data). There may also be confusion or lies about communication/transportation/agreements/education (e.g., where should the transportation vehicle be directed to, is the contract going to be signed or not, is someone’s education diploma fake), difficulties with communicating some important info (e.g., results of an investigation because the evidence was washed away or hidden), excessive water preventing successful shipment/transportation (e.g., flights grounded, shipments delayed), possibly some innovation in the movie/audio industries (e.g., some new music streaming service, new ways of presenting visual info with or without sound, using visuals/sound in some super creative way, new ways for musicians to get paid), and some innovative ways to travel or communicate via water (e.g., some new advanced submarine or way to transmit sound through water). Lastly, there may be increased news about music, singing, swimming or drowning (e.g., some famous musician or swimmer may be prominently featured in the news [possibly related to drugs/health/addiction]).

USA/Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Early February 2019 will likely be a time of a major transformation for Ginsburg, incl. job change and increased health risks (e.g., more falls). I will be surprised if she doesn’t leave around Feb 2019. If she doesn’t, there is an even more stressful time for her coming up in May – June 2019. In particular, early to mid June 2019 looks like super tense time for ALL. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, tense transits at that time will apply pressure to the planets in her horoscope and this may manifest as health concerns.

USA: Mar 11- Apr 7 — Increased probability of an important public announcement (or an announcement that affects many people) related to IT, media, aerospace, high tech, communication/transportation businesses in general, agreements/contracts, as well as rates, loans, credit/debt, taxes, and insurance. The most likely dates are Mar 13-15, Mar 21-23, and Apr 2-4. The announcement, if made in March, will likely be popular and well received by the public (esp. by younger people). Additionally or alternatively, there may be increased news about popular young stars (esp. social media celebrities) or children — possibly regarding their communication, travel, or new contracts (esp. involving women, children, or related to food/cooking/home improvement, or real estate). If the announcement (or a second announcement) is made in April, it may be unpopular or elicit concerns from the public because of some manipulation, underhanded actions, power plays, pressure, or some secretive/shady activities (e.g., it comes out that force or blackmail was used to achieve the result, or, a ring of child/women traffickers is busted, or, some security violation had occurred [possibly at a bank or grocery store chain or governmental office] but wasn’t communicated in a timely manner). 

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APR 01, 2019 (MON): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Increased probability of anger or protests over confusing messages, unclear communication, uncertainty about agreements/contracts. With Mercury (communication) conjunction (uniting of energies) to Neptune (confusion, lies, lack of clarity) through about April 5 (with max confusion on Apr 1-2), any negotiations or contracts at this time may be full of vague conditions and missing crucial details, or, they may be full of deceptive clauses. Today, such lack of clarity may be particularly irritating and there may be public anger or emotional outbursts because of this (e.g., in social media or in protests).

Mar 18 – Apr 14, 2019 — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accidents (esp. related to mountains, earth/rocks/soil/mines, and nuclear fuel storage or power plants), geopolitical tensions, government reshuffling,  removal of governmental leaders, breakdown of governmental structures, redrawing of borders, corporate restructuring announcement, death/removal of old well-known corporate leaders, or of violent/terrorist attacks. Older buildings, older or rigid/inflexible people, governmental entities, and older/established corporations may be affected the most. Businesses related to mining, coal, minerals, nuclear power, excavation, and spying/hacking may be prominently featured in the news (e.g., accidents and restructuring, controls implemented to increase safety or discipline, tightening of the budgets, changes in contracts with governments or in support received from the governments, etc.). See WEEKLY section above for details. This week, this influence is the strongest on Tue-Sat (esp. Fr. mid-day New York time).

Mar 21 – Apr 5 — Increased focus on oil, chemicals, navy, bodies of water, weather problems that combine windy and wet conditions (esp. in the areas near bodies of water), transportation over water, religion, drugs, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, beverages, etc. See WEEKLY section above for details. This week, this influence is the strongest on Mon-Tue.

USA: Apr 1-2 — Concerns about the profits or the value of businesses related to IT, high tech, aerospace, telecoms, electronics, tech gadgets, power generations, etc.

APR 02, 2019 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Market may reverse in the late afternoon (probably from down to up).

APR 03, 2019 (WED): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Increased focus on immigration, international relationships and agreements, oil, chemicals, long distance transportation (esp. over water), pharmaceuticals, and legal issues.

APR 04 2019 (TH): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60%).  

APR 05, 2019 (FR): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (65-70%). We may hear about new initiatives and leaders (esp. involving military or sports). These initiatives may be born out of anger or impatience over traditional or old approaches that take too long and are slow moving (e.g., some slow governmental negotiations that haven’t made progress because of various regulations, power plays, manipulations, etc.). The new initiatives or leaders may divide public opinion and/or may be perceived as too rash, moving too fast without a plan, trying to solve an issue through brute force, etc. The initiatives or leaders will move forward to implement some sort of a change on the level of governments or large corporations (e.g., military coup, anti-governmental protests, party removes their leader, a radical leader rises to power, etc.). 

China: Apr 5-6 — Increased probability of an important announcement about banks or financial institutions and finance-related projects. This may be an announcement of a new project or a leader (likely a male). The announcement will likely be perceived positively by the public and/or the leader may be seen as popular. 

China: Apr 5-6 — Increased focus on steel, minerals, metals, earthquakes, large scale construction, governments, and large corporations. There may be news about increased profits or increased governmental support in these areas. The related businesses and products may be seen as more valuable/expensive/profitable. 

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>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):

Global: Apr 24-26, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving water, oil, gas, poisons, chemicals, mental issues, delusion, and drugs). For ex., some mentally unstable or drugged up person may attack a business related to education, transportation, or media; or, there may be a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami or problems with contaminated water; or, some healthcare epidemic or poisoning triggers a need for greater governmental controls (esp. over food supplies); and so on.

Global: May 3 – 10 (esp. 5-8), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, military tensions, and a strong move in the markets (probably down — could be a drop on  May 5-7 followed by a reversal to up by the 10th).

Global/OIL: Jun 8-22 (+- several days; esp. 10, 14, 18, and 19), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. Super tense time; the more I look at it, the worse it looks. 😰 This may be a time of some truly large disaster or an event that will affect large groups of people (e.g., a large earthquake accompanied by a tsunami and followed by oil/gas leaks and explosions). Alternatively, there may be several disasters at the same time. June 10, 14, 18, and 19 look the worst. At this time, markets may experience several strong down days as well. There may also be some serious geopolitical tensions and restructuring at this time. Some governmental powers and/or leadership may be challenged and some countries may worry about their borders/independence/security. There will also be increased focus on immigration, laws, and foreign relations. The influence is not going to dissolve quickly but rather this may be a time that sees some events that set other events in motion, and/or are themselves a culmination of some tensions (geopolitical and/or in the Earth’s crust). In terms of the market, this period will likely see a very significant move (likely down). Additionally, there will likely be important events and price fluctuations related to OIL and derived product (e.g., some chemicals) —  there may be an overabundance of oil, conflicts over oil, oil prices reaching some extreme point (high or low), etc. Taken into consideration other transits at this time, this may be due to some weather-related disaster, major accident(s), or war(s). Similarly to OIL, at this period there will likely be increased tensions or adjustments in prices (big drops/rallies) related to immigration, foreign relations, laws, pharmaceuticals (incl. various plant-based drugs [marijuana/cannabis stocks?]; possibly due to problems with farming, land, safety/security, or governmental regulations), religion, beverages, music, movies, video equipment, etc. Lastly, there will likely be increased news about banks and savings — there may be concerns about the safety of investments, issues with real estate, concerns about governmental controls/restrictions/regulations, concerns about safety (due to wars/attacks/quakes/etc.), etc.  

Global: Jul 8-10, 2019 — Important days; strong planetary influence. Increased probability of noteworthy announcements about leaders from governments or large corporations (possibly a bank and/or a wealthy individual) — possibly about a change in leadership or even death of a leader. Also, at this time plus a few days before/after — increased probability of a major earthquake, landslide, collapse of large buildings, explosions/fires/shootings, or some other disaster/accident/attack. Finally, there may be important news about banks and real estate — this may have to do with changes in leadership or governmental regulation/controls (to ensure stability and security). 

Global: Sep 2-3; 12-14 (esp. 13); 23; and 27-28, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down; especially on Sep 13th). Increased news about navy, oil, gas, water, religion, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music, movies, deception, etc. There may be news about large losses by some pharma companies, problems with healthcare providers, attacks/accidents involving navy, gas or oil leaks, bad weather involving water (e.g., hurricanes and floods), etc. More generally, bad weather news involving excess of water and focus on oil, pharma, healthcare, etc. will likely be prominent the entire month of September. Around Sep 23-28, there is an additional risk of geopolitical conflicts and natural disasters (globally and in the US).

Global: Oct 27 – Nov 4 (+- several days; esp. Oct 27 and Nov 4), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires,  and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be increased focus on agreements, contracts, tariffs, and negotiations related to steel, minerals, mining, nuclear power, and recycling. There may be tensions surrounding these topics and/or their availability may be restricted (either because of some disasters/accidents or artificially [through tariffs or governmental regulations]).

Global: Dec 12-13, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down). Increased focus on businesses and products related to steel, coal, oil, and mining. Value of related commodities or profit from them may go up. Increased news about restructuring or controls at the level of government or large corporations and possibly about rates/loans. 

Global: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 15 (esp. Jan 9-12), 2020 — Increased probability of a major geopolitical event and/or some disaster (manmade or natural, incl. earthquakes, mudslides, storms, power loss, contagious disease epidemic, nuclear accident, collapse of a recycling plant or a mine, etc.). There may be an official public announcement about a new law, new treaty, new legal decision, creation of a new bloc of countries, separation of some long-term partner countries (“exit” from a bloc), etc. The event will have an international significance and affect large numbers of people; issues related to foreign affairs, immigration, and long-distance transportation will be prominent. This may be some country [or a large established corporation] breaking up into smaller territories [companies], territories uniting to create a country, a country undergoing a complete change in the government/leadership (leaders may die or be violently removed), major trial of some leader in court, court(s) deciding on  legality of some country’s actions against another country, etc. In particular, China and the US may be affected, as well as large established corporations and old/established/conservative leaders (they may die), as well as industries related to recycling, nuclear power, steel, mining, oil, spying, hacking, etc. Markets may experience larger than average moves at that time (probably down initially, but may then turn up after some legal document is signed or some agreement is finalized). The market moves may possibly due to concerns about US/China trade or relationships, and/or, some new legal international arrangements/goals/partnerships (possibly initiated by the US).

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting early next year (2019), we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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March 25 – 29, 2019: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Will write up the details + dates in a separate blog post. 

Global: As we enter 2019, we will gradually begin to experience the effects of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits from Mars to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, as well as North Node and Jupiter, this may be accompanied by an increase in earthquakes, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shakin’” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. For ex., as mentioned in the long term section above, March – July of 2019 look particularly stressful (e.g., June 14, 2019 looks very stressful with a chart similar to that of the SL-1 nuclear reactor meltdown in 1961 with and addition of a Neptune/Jupiter square indicative of a steam explosion or tsunami). Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) entering Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Reposting from an older blog, to give a flavor of upcoming times (note that countries that have been affected during previous times of Saturn/Pluto conjunction will likely be affected again (so we may expect increased India/Pakistan tensions, for ex.):

“Prediction: With transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto virtually all year, 2019 looks like a tense year. At that time, we may hear about various transformations taking place, esp. in the governments, large corporations, or other large entities that act as powerful leaders/rulers on a national or multinational level. Other areas that may undergo significant changes or experience some tribulations include industries related to mining, nuclear power, and natural resources. For ex., in 1947, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct as well, there was a Partition of India (millions were displaced or died in the process). When Saturn and Pluto formed a close conjunction in Leo back in August of 1947, sovereign states of India and Pakistan have been officially created. Also, at the time of the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1982, the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 was passed basically making Canada fully independent from the UK.” 

Global: Jan, June and Sep of 2018 —  Jupiter/Neptune square will bring increased focus on issues related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, beverages, drugs, poisons, deception, religion, movies, music, etc. as well as migration, foreign relations, long distance travel, laws, judges, etc. There may be greater than usual volatility in prices and availability (e.g., oil transportation is blocked due to weather, laws, or foreign relations). There may be news about the abundance of related products or events (e.g., floods,  snowstorms, lawsuits, and so on). The square aspect is tense one and typically manifests as a buildup that suddenly bursts/culminates in a big event or a resolution. For ex., a drought is suddenly followed by major flooding; hot dry weather is followed by a massive snowstorm; build up of water/oil/some chemical in a storage location exceeds the capacity and spills over; oil shipment is first blocked but then suddenly released; large illegal chemical/drug shipment is busted; chemical shipment is forbidden because of the changes in laws; deception associated with a religious figure is exposed; movement of immigrants, travelers, or international shipments across some border suddenly stops but then there is a break through after a large build up at the border; and so on. There will likely be increased news about the legal status and international shipments of pharmaceuticals or drugs (legal and not; esp. addictive substances) — there may be some some confusion and volatility due to high expectation that may not pay off (e.g., a treatment is not approved, a shipment is delayed, ethical concerns lead to the trial cancellation, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about confusion, addiction, drowning, disappearance, poisoning, illness, unethical behavior, moral disagreements, or deception related to judges, lawyers, professors, clergy, politicians that are heavily involved in international negotiations, or leaders of major shipping companies.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”?😜😂

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: March – July of 2019 — Increased probability of major disasters, incl. earthquakes, tsunami, oil spills, nuclear accidents, mine collapses, major floods, etc. The scale of the events will be comparable to 2010 Haiti earthquake, Deepwater Horizon spill, etc. The actual event may be an earthquake, collapse of some solid structure (mine, dam, old buildings, etc.), landslide, etc.. At the same time, the event(s) may be triggered by or associated with water-related problems (e.g., steam escapes and causes a nuclear plant accident, tsunami damages structures, floods destroy buildings, etc.). Am currently looking at past events and individual countries’ charts to try to narrow down possible locations. I plan to elaborate on this with more details in a separate post. In general, there seems to be a pattern with solar flares, earthquakes, and major disasters occurring when slower moving planets form oppositions, squares and other more complex symmetric patterns around the Sun in heliocentric chart. Aspects to Chiron (geo- and helio-) from Saturn and Pluto appear to coincide with major disasters as well. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.). 

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc. 

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2019 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy. 

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Mar 18 – Apr 14, 2019 (esp. Mar 22, 25-29, Apr 2-6, and Apr 9-12) — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, or of violent/terrorist attacks. The circumstances will likely involve old structures (buildings or governmental/corporate structures) experiencing major stress and possibly crumbling under pressure; many people may be affected. For ex., earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be layoffs and fluctuations in the price of related businesses, commodities or products, incl. oil, steel, chemicals, mining companies, companies that own/operate power plants or recycling facilities, etc. This influence can begin in late March and then culminate in the early April. For ex., we may hear about tremors or small preceding events (e.g., smaller scale attacks or collapses of old structures [buildings or governmental structures]) in late March, followed by larger scale events in April (e.g., final removal of a governmental/corporate leader, large scale quake with more extensive damage to the buildings, etc.). There may also be increased news about some sort of health epidemic or plague — some crisis that affects large number of people and spreads through hard to detect ways, underground, through unsavory behaviors, hacking, sexual promiscuity, exposure to radiation, etc. 

The stressful transit may also correspond with down days for the markets due to concerns about stability of governments, corporations, use of fossil fuel, price of oil, use/misuse of chemicals, pollution/recycling, contracts or disputes involving navy/ bodies of water, and large construction projects that involve steel, minerals, rocks, and/or large power plants (esp. nuclear). Days with the highest probability of problems are April 4 and 12.

As mentioned in the long-term predictions above [made months ago], countries that have a higher probability of being affected include: USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union. As we have experienced this past week, there was a violent attack in Christchurch, NZ. Given that the area is prone to earthquakes and the chart of the last large quake there (02/22/11) has Venus in the 20 degree of Capricorn (being currently transited by Saturn), it is possible that Christchurch may experience another quake in the upcoming weeks. Astro charts of incorporation and first trade for Boeing will also experience tense transits during this time (this will persist on/off through the next year).

Global: Mar 21- Apr 5— Increased focus on oil, chemicals, pollution/recycling, contracts or disputes involving navy/ bodies of water, transportation over water, windy and wet conditions in areas near bodies of water (e.g., tsunami, typhoon, flooding), lies/deception (esp. related to agreements, communication, education, social media, and transportation), religion, drugs, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, music/video, beverages, etc. We may hear about changes in the agreements/contracts among companies in these areas, changing reports about retail sales of related products, or a reversal in the ratings/rankings — some issue or statement may change direction from Mar 27 to 28 (e.g., an agreement is cancelled, an agreement  over oil-related project is reached, some drug is approved or blocked, or, some communication/transportation company admits to cheating/fudging data). There may also be confusion or lies about communication/transportation/agreements/education (e.g., where should the transportation vehicle be directed to, is the contract going to be signed or not, is someone’s education diploma fake), difficulties with communicating some important info (e.g., results of an investigation because the evidence was washed away or hidden), excessive water preventing successful shipment/transportation (e.g., flights grounded, shipments delayed), possibly some innovation in the movie/audio industries (e.g., some new music streaming service, new ways of presenting visual info with or without sound, using visuals/sound in some super creative way, new ways for musicians to get paid), and some innovative ways to travel or communicate via water (e.g., some new advanced submarine or way to transmit sound through water). Lastly, there may be increased news about music, singing, swimming or drowning (e.g., some famous musician or swimmer may be prominently featured in the news [possibly related to drugs/health/addiction]).

USA/Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Early February 2019 will likely be a time of a major transformation for Ginsburg, incl. job change and increased health risks (e.g., more falls). I will be surprised if she doesn’t leave around Feb 2019. If she doesn’t, there is an even more stressful time for her coming up in May – June 2019. In particular, early to mid June 2019 looks like super tense time for ALL. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, tense transits at that time will apply pressure to the planets in her horoscope and this may manifest as health concerns.

USA: Mar 11- Apr 7 — Increased probability of an important public announcement (or an announcement that affects many people) related to IT, media, aerospace, high tech, communication/transportation businesses in general, agreements/contracts, as well as rates, loans, credit/debt, taxes, and insurance. The most likely dates are Mar 13-15, Mar 21-23, and Apr 2-4. The announcement, if made in March, will likely be popular and well received by the public (esp. by younger people). Additionally or alternatively, there may be increased news about popular young stars (esp. social media celebrities) or children — possibly regarding their communication, travel, or new contracts (esp. involving women, children, or related to food/cooking/home improvement, or real estate). If the announcement (or a second announcement) is made in April, it may be unpopular or elicit concerns from the public because of some manipulation, underhanded actions, power plays, pressure, or some secretive/shady activities (e.g., it comes out that force or blackmail was used to achieve the result, or, a ring of child/women traffickers is busted, or, some security violation had occurred [possibly at a bank or grocery store chain or governmental office] but wasn’t communicated in a timely manner). 

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MAR 25, 2018 (MON): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). 

Mar 18 – Apr 14, 2019 — Increased probability of a major disaster, very strong earthquake, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, or of violent/terrorist attacks. Older buildings, older or rigid/inflexible people, governmental entities, and older/established corporations may be affected the most. See WEEKLY section above for details. This week, this influence is the strongest on Fr. in the early morning New York time (midnight to about 9:30am).

Mar 21 – Apr 5 — Increased focus on oil, chemicals, navy, bodies of water, transportation over water, religion, drugs, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, beverages, etc. See WEEKLY section above for details.

USA: Mar 25-27 (esp. 25-26) — Concerns about safety, homeland security, bank assets, real estate, food/farming, protections for women/children, as well as investments, taxes, and insurance. There may be anger or arguments over these topics, like are there enough social services to provide for the needy, or, is government doing what is necessary to protect the population, or, do insurance companies somehow interfere with the ability of healthcare providers to provide services, etc.  There may also be conflicts or problems involving healthcare-related businesses, which may affect their stock, profits, or investments. There is also an increased chance of attacks or fires involving businesses related to the areas above (e.g., fire affects food production). Lastly, there may be greater than usual fluctuations in the price of gold and silver (possibly down). 

MAR 26, 2019 (TUE): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). 

MAR 27, 2019 (WED): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%). There may be a reversal in the market direction (probably from down to up) from Mon-Tue to Wed, or, from Mon-Wed to Thur. 

MAR 28, 2019 (TH): Strong influence; market may possibly go up (55%).  

Mar 28-29 — There may be an announcement of a new deal/agreement/contract, or, a reversal in some governmental decision, report, agreement, contract, shipment destination, etc. Areas related to oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, poisons, drugs, religion, lies, hacking, etc. as well as steel, metals, minerals, construction, and large scale manufacturing may be affected the most. Even if a deal is announced, the details will be lacking or unclear (or incorrect).Any reports or contracts should be triple checked for errors / omissions.

MAR 29, 2019 (FR): Very strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). The down influence (esp. in the early am) is stronger globally than for the US.

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>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):

Global: Apr 24-26, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving water, oil, gas, poisons, chemicals, mental issues, delusion, and drugs). For ex., some mentally unstable or drugged up person may attack a business related to education, transportation, or media; or, there may be a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami or problems with contaminated water; or, some healthcare epidemic or poisoning triggers a need for greater governmental controls (esp. over food supplies); and so on.

Global: May 3 – 10 (esp. 5-8), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, military tensions, and a strong move in the markets (probably down — could be a drop on  May 5-7 followed by a reversal to up by the 10th).

Global/OIL: Jun 8-22 (+- several days; esp. 10, 14, 18, and 19), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. Super tense time; the more I look at it, the worse it looks. 😰 This may be a time of some truly large disaster or an event that will affect large groups of people (e.g., a large earthquake accompanied by a tsunami and followed by oil/gas leaks and explosions). Alternatively, there may be several disasters at the same time. June 10, 14, 18, and 19 look the worst. At this time, markets may experience several strong down days as well. There may also be some serious geopolitical tensions and restructuring at this time. Some governmental powers and/or leadership may be challenged and some countries may worry about their borders/independence/security. There will also be increased focus on immigration, laws, and foreign relations. The influence is not going to dissolve quickly but rather this may be a time that sees some events that set other events in motion, and/or are themselves a culmination of some tensions (geopolitical and/or in the Earth’s crust). In terms of the market, this period will likely see a very significant move (likely down). Additionally, there will likely be important events and price fluctuations related to OIL and derived product (e.g., some chemicals) —  there may be an overabundance of oil, conflicts over oil, oil prices reaching some extreme point (high or low), etc. Taken into consideration other transits at this time, this may be due to some weather-related disaster, major accident(s), or war(s). Similarly to OIL, at this period there will likely be increased tensions or adjustments in prices (big drops/rallies) related to immigration, foreign relations, laws, pharmaceuticals (incl. various plant-based drugs [marijuana/cannabis stocks?]; possibly due to problems with farming, land, safety/security, or governmental regulations), religion, beverages, music, movies, video equipment, etc. Lastly, there will likely be increased news about banks and savings — there may be concerns about the safety of investments, issues with real estate, concerns about governmental controls/restrictions/regulations, concerns about safety (due to wars/attacks/quakes/etc.), etc.  

Global: Jul 8-10, 2019 — Important days; strong planetary influence. Increased probability of noteworthy announcements about leaders from governments or large corporations (possibly a bank and/or a wealthy individual) — possibly about a change in leadership or even death of a leader. Also, at this time plus a few days before/after — increased probability of a major earthquake, landslide, collapse of large buildings, explosions/fires/shootings, or some other disaster/accident/attack. Finally, there may be important news about banks and real estate — this may have to do with changes in leadership or governmental regulation/controls (to ensure stability and security). 

Global: Sep 2-3; 12-14 (esp. 13); 23; and 27-28, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down; especially on Sep 13th). Increased news about navy, oil, gas, water, religion, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music, movies, deception, etc. There may be news about large losses by some pharma companies, problems with healthcare providers, attacks/accidents involving navy, gas or oil leaks, bad weather involving water (e.g., hurricanes and floods), etc. More generally, bad weather news involving excess of water and focus on oil, pharma, healthcare, etc. will likely be prominent the entire month of September. Around Sep 23-28, there is an additional risk of geopolitical conflicts and natural disasters (globally and in the US).

Global: Oct 27 – Nov 4 (+- several days; esp. Oct 27 and Nov 4), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires,  and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be increased focus on agreements, contracts, tariffs, and negotiations related to steel, minerals, mining, nuclear power, and recycling. There may be tensions surrounding these topics and/or their availability may be restricted (either because of some disasters/accidents or artificially [through tariffs or governmental regulations]).

Global: Dec 12-13, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down). Increased focus on businesses and products related to steel, coal, oil, and mining. Value of related commodities or profit from them may go up. Increased news about restructuring or controls at the level of government or large corporations and possibly about rates/loans. 

Global: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 15 (esp. Jan 9-12), 2020 — Increased probability of a major geopolitical event and/or some disaster (manmade or natural, incl. earthquakes, mudslides, storms, power loss, contagious disease epidemic, nuclear accident, collapse of a recycling plant or a mine, etc.). There may be an official public announcement about a new law, new treaty, new legal decision, creation of a new bloc of countries, separation of some long-term partner countries (“exit” from a bloc), etc. The event will have an international significance and affect large numbers of people; issues related to foreign affairs, immigration, and long-distance transportation will be prominent. This may be some country [or a large established corporation] breaking up into smaller territories [companies], territories uniting to create a country, a country undergoing a complete change in the government/leadership (leaders may die or be violently removed), major trial of some leader in court, court(s) deciding on  legality of some country’s actions against another country, etc. In particular, China and the US may be affected, as well as large established corporations and old/established/conservative leaders (they may die), as well as industries related to recycling, nuclear power, steel, mining, oil, spying, hacking, etc. Markets may experience larger than average moves at that time (probably down initially, but may then turn up after some legal document is signed or some agreement is finalized). The market moves may possibly due to concerns about US/China trade or relationships, and/or, some new legal international arrangements/goals/partnerships (possibly initiated by the US).

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting early next year (2019), we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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March 18 – 22, 2019: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Will write up the details + dates in a separate blog post. 

Global: As we enter 2019, we will gradually begin to experience the effects of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits from Mars to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, as well as North Node and Jupiter, this may be accompanied by an increase in earthquakes, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shakin’” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. For ex., as mentioned in the long term section above, March – July of 2019 look particularly stressful (e.g., June 14, 2019 looks very stressful with a chart similar to that of the SL-1 nuclear reactor meltdown in 1961 with and addition of a Neptune/Jupiter square indicative of a steam explosion or tsunami). Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) entering Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Reposting from an older blog, to give a flavor of upcoming times (note that countries that have been affected during previous times of Saturn/Pluto conjunction will likely be affected again (so we may expect increased India/Pakistan tensions, for ex.):

“Prediction: With transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto virtually all year, 2019 looks like a tense year. At that time, we may hear about various transformations taking place, esp. in the governments, large corporations, or other large entities that act as powerful leaders/rulers on a national or multinational level. Other areas that may undergo significant changes or experience some tribulations include industries related to mining, nuclear power, and natural resources. For ex., in 1947, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct as well, there was a Partition of India (millions were displaced or died in the process). When Saturn and Pluto formed a close conjunction in Leo back in August of 1947, sovereign states of India and Pakistan have been officially created. Also, at the time of the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1982, the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 was passed basically making Canada fully independent from the UK.” 

Global: Jan, June and Sep of 2018 —  Jupiter/Neptune square will bring increased focus on issues related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, beverages, drugs, poisons, deception, religion, movies, music, etc. as well as migration, foreign relations, long distance travel, laws, judges, etc. There may be greater than usual volatility in prices and availability (e.g., oil transportation is blocked due to weather, laws, or foreign relations). There may be news about the abundance of related products or events (e.g., floods,  snowstorms, lawsuits, and so on). The square aspect is tense one and typically manifests as a buildup that suddenly bursts/culminates in a big event or a resolution. For ex., a drought is suddenly followed by major flooding; hot dry weather is followed by a massive snowstorm; build up of water/oil/some chemical in a storage location exceeds the capacity and spills over; oil shipment is first blocked but then suddenly released; large illegal chemical/drug shipment is busted; chemical shipment is forbidden because of the changes in laws; deception associated with a religious figure is exposed; movement of immigrants, travelers, or international shipments across some border suddenly stops but then there is a break through after a large build up at the border; and so on. There will likely be increased news about the legal status and international shipments of pharmaceuticals or drugs (legal and not; esp. addictive substances) — there may be some some confusion and volatility due to high expectation that may not pay off (e.g., a treatment is not approved, a shipment is delayed, ethical concerns lead to the trial cancellation, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about confusion, addiction, drowning, disappearance, poisoning, illness, unethical behavior, moral disagreements, or deception related to judges, lawyers, professors, clergy, politicians that are heavily involved in international negotiations, or leaders of major shipping companies.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”?😜😂

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: March – July of 2019 — Increased probability of major disasters, incl. earthquakes, tsunami, oil spills, nuclear accidents, mine collapses, major floods, etc. The scale of the events will be comparable to 2010 Haiti earthquake, Deepwater Horizon spill, etc. The actual event may be an earthquake, collapse of some solid structure (mine, dam, old buildings, etc.), landslide, etc.. At the same time, the event(s) may be triggered by or associated with water-related problems (e.g., steam escapes and causes a nuclear plant accident, tsunami damages structures, floods destroy buildings, etc.). Am currently looking at past events and individual countries’ charts to try to narrow down possible locations. I plan to elaborate on this with more details in a separate post. In general, there seems to be a pattern with solar flares, earthquakes, and major disasters occurring when slower moving planets form oppositions, squares and other more complex symmetric patterns around the Sun in heliocentric chart. Aspects to Chiron (geo- and helio-) from Saturn and Pluto appear to coincide with major disasters as well. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.). 

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc. 

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2019 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy. 

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Mar 18 – Apr 14, 2019 (esp. Mar 22, 25-29, Apr 2-6, and Apr 9-12) — Increased probability of a major disaster, accident, government reshuffling, corporate restructuring announcement, or of violent/terrorist attacks. The circumstances will likely involve old structures (buildings or governmental/corporate structures) experiencing major stress and possibly crumbling under pressure; many people may be affected. For ex., earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be layoffs and fluctuations in the price of related businesses, commodities or products, incl. oil, steel, chemicals, mining companies, companies that own/operate power plants or recycling facilities, etc. This influence can begin in late March and then culminate in the early April. For ex., we may hear about tremors or small preceding events (e.g., smaller scale attacks or collapses of old structures [buildings or governmental structures]) in late March, followed by larger scale events in April (e.g., final removal of a governmental/corporate leader, large scale quake with more extensive damage to the buildings, etc.). There may also be increased news about some sort of health epidemic or plague — some crisis that affects large number of people and spreads through hard to detect ways, underground, through unsavory behaviors, hacking, sexual promiscuity, exposure to radiation, etc. 

The stressful transit may also correspond with down days for the markets due to concerns about stability of governments, corporations, use of fossil fuel, price of oil, use/misuse of chemicals, pollution/recycling, contracts or disputes involving navy/ bodies of water, and large construction projects that involve steel, minerals, rocks, and/or large power plants (esp. nuclear). Days with the highest probability of problems are April 4 and 12.

As mentioned in the long-term predictions above [made months ago], countries that have a higher probability of being affected include: USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union. As we have experienced this past week, there was a violent attack in Christchurch, NZ. Given that the area is prone to earthquakes and the chart of the last large quake there (02/22/11) has Venus in the 20 degree of Capricorn (being currently transited by Saturn), it is possible that Christchurch may experience another quake in the upcoming weeks. Astro charts of incorporation and first trade for Boeing will also experience tense transits during this time (this will persist on/off through the next year).

USA/Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Early February 2019 will likely be a time of a major transformation for Ginsburg, incl. job change and increased health risks (e.g., more falls). I will be surprised if she doesn’t leave around Feb 2019. If she doesn’t, there is an even more stressful time for her coming up in May – June 2019. In particular, early to mid June 2019 looks like super tense time for ALL. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, tense transits at that time will apply pressure to the planets in her horoscope and this may manifest as health concerns.

USA: Mar 11- Apr 7 — Increased probability of an important public announcement (or an announcement that affects many people) related to IT, media, aerospace, high tech, communication/transportation businesses in general, agreements/contracts, as well as rates, loans, credit/debt, taxes, and insurance. The most likely dates are Mar 13-15, Mar 21-23, and Apr 2-4. The announcement, if made in March, will likely be popular and well received by the public (esp. by younger people). Additionally or alternatively, there may be increased news about popular young stars (esp. social media celebrities) or children — possibly regarding their communication, travel, or new contracts (esp. involving women, children, or related to food/cooking/home improvement, or real estate). If the announcement (or a second announcement) is made in April, it may be unpopular or elicit concerns from the public because of some manipulation, underhanded actions, power plays, pressure, or some secretive/shady activities (e.g., it comes out that force or blackmail was used to achieve the result, or, a ring of child/women traffickers is busted, or, some security violation had occurred [possibly at a bank or grocery store chain or governmental office] but wasn’t communicated in a timely manner). 

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MAR 18, 2018 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). 

Mar 18-20 — Increased focus on long-term projects that involve guns, weapons, military bases, violent attacks/crime, fires, nuclear power, or recycling. Construction projects may proceed successfully, but there may be disagreements or arguments about their value and associated expenses; there may also be fluctuation in the value of related businesses or products (e.g., guns or some weapons, esp. those that are slow or take time to build). 

MAR 19, 2019 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). 

MAR 20, 2019 (WED): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). Possibly greater than usual market moves due to increased news about international agreements/contracts, legal issues, laws, or long distance shipments.

Mar 20-22 — Increased focus on healthcare, treatment of patients focused on head and wounds from hot/sharp objects, and/or accidents (esp. through fire or gunshots). Also, focus on new leaders, esp. military or sports — here may be news about a new appointee or about a leader/well-known athlete falling ill/getting injured. More generally, there may be increased news about injuries from fire, gunshots, and sharp objects.

USA: Increased focus on leadership, esp. females.; possible news about a standoff between a male and female leader (esp. over immigration-related issues, foreign affairs, or legal issues).

MAR 21, 2019 (TH): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). 

Mar 21-22 (esp. the 22nd) look like large moves days with increased news related to oil, navy, water, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. We may hear about a new drug, treatment (esp. related to fever, head, burns, or wounds), or a leader in healthcare-related field or in the military.

Mar 21- Apr 5— Increased focus on oil, chemicals, pollution/recycling, contracts or disputes involving navy/ bodies of water, transportation over water, windy and wet conditions in areas near bodies of water (e.g., tsunami, typhoon, flooding), lies/deception (esp. related to agreements, communication, social media, and transportation), religion, drugs, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, music/video, beverages, etc. We may hear about changes in the agreements/contracts among companies in these areas, changing reports about retail sales of related products, or a reversal in the ratings/rankings — some issue or statement may change direction from Mar 27 to 28 (e.g., an agreement is cancelled, an agreement  over oil-related project is reached, some drug is approved or blocked, or, some communication/transportation company admits to cheating/fudging data).

MAR 22, 2019 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). 

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>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):

Global: Apr 24-26, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving water, oil, gas, poisons, chemicals, mental issues, delusion, and drugs). For ex., some mentally unstable or drugged up person may attack a business related to education, transportation, or media; or, there may be a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami or problems with contaminated water; or, some healthcare epidemic or poisoning triggers a need for greater governmental controls (esp. over food supplies); and so on.

Global: May 3 – 10 (esp. 5-8), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, military tensions, and a strong move in the markets (probably down — could be a drop on  May 5-7 followed by a reversal to up by the 10th).

Global/OIL: Jun 8-22 (+- several days; esp. 10, 14, 18, and 19), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. Super tense time; the more I look at it, the worse it looks. 😰 This may be a time of some truly large disaster or an event that will affect large groups of people (e.g., a large earthquake accompanied by a tsunami and followed by oil/gas leaks and explosions). Alternatively, there may be several disasters at the same time. June 10, 14, 18, and 19 look the worst. At this time, markets may experience several strong down days as well. There may also be some serious geopolitical tensions and restructuring at this time. Some governmental powers and/or leadership may be challenged and some countries may worry about their borders/independence/security. There will also be increased focus on immigration, laws, and foreign relations. The influence is not going to dissolve quickly but rather this may be a time that sees some events that set other events in motion, and/or are themselves a culmination of some tensions (geopolitical and/or in the Earth’s crust). In terms of the market, this period will likely see a very significant move (likely down). Additionally, there will likely be important events and price fluctuations related to OIL and derived product (e.g., some chemicals) —  there may be an overabundance of oil, conflicts over oil, oil prices reaching some extreme point (high or low), etc. Taken into consideration other transits at this time, this may be due to some weather-related disaster, major accident(s), or war(s). Similarly to OIL, at this period there will likely be increased tensions or adjustments in prices (big drops/rallies) related to immigration, foreign relations, laws, pharmaceuticals (incl. various plant-based drugs [marijuana/cannabis stocks?]; possibly due to problems with farming, land, safety/security, or governmental regulations), religion, beverages, music, movies, video equipment, etc. Lastly, there will likely be increased news about banks and savings — there may be concerns about the safety of investments, issues with real estate, concerns about governmental controls/restrictions/regulations, concerns about safety (due to wars/attacks/quakes/etc.), etc.  

Global: Jul 8-10, 2019 — Important days; strong planetary influence. Increased probability of noteworthy announcements about leaders from governments or large corporations (possibly a bank and/or a wealthy individual) — possibly about a change in leadership or even death of a leader. Also, at this time plus a few days before/after — increased probability of a major earthquake, landslide, collapse of large buildings, explosions/fires/shootings, or some other disaster/accident/attack. Finally, there may be important news about banks and real estate — this may have to do with changes in leadership or governmental regulation/controls (to ensure stability and security). 

Global: Sep 2-3; 12-14 (esp. 13); 23; and 27-28, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down; especially on Sep 13th). Increased news about navy, oil, gas, water, religion, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music, movies, deception, etc. There may be news about large losses by some pharma companies, problems with healthcare providers, attacks/accidents involving navy, gas or oil leaks, bad weather involving water (e.g., hurricanes and floods), etc. More generally, bad weather news involving excess of water and focus on oil, pharma, healthcare, etc. will likely be prominent the entire month of September. Around Sep 23-28, there is an additional risk of geopolitical conflicts and natural disasters (globally and in the US).

Global: Oct 27 – Nov 4 (+- several days; esp. Oct 27 and Nov 4), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires,  and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be increased focus on agreements, contracts, tariffs, and negotiations related to steel, minerals, mining, nuclear power, and recycling. There may be tensions surrounding these topics and/or their availability may be restricted (either because of some disasters/accidents or artificially [through tariffs or governmental regulations]).

Global: Dec 12-13, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down). Increased focus on businesses and products related to steel, coal, oil, and mining. Value of related commodities or profit from them may go up. Increased news about restructuring or controls at the level of government or large corporations and possibly about rates/loans. 

Global: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 15 (esp. Jan 9-12), 2020 — Increased probability of a major geopolitical event and/or some disaster (manmade or natural, incl. earthquakes, mudslides, storms, power loss, contagious disease epidemic, nuclear accident, collapse of a recycling plant or a mine, etc.). There may be an official public announcement about a new law, new treaty, new legal decision, creation of a new bloc of countries, separation of some long-term partner countries (“exit” from a bloc), etc. The event will have an international significance and affect large numbers of people; issues related to foreign affairs, immigration, and long-distance transportation will be prominent. This may be some country [or a large established corporation] breaking up into smaller territories [companies], territories uniting to create a country, a country undergoing a complete change in the government/leadership (leaders may die or be violently removed), major trial of some leader in court, court(s) deciding on  legality of some country’s actions against another country, etc. In particular, China and the US may be affected, as well as large established corporations and old/established/conservative leaders (they may die), as well as industries related to recycling, nuclear power, steel, mining, oil, spying, hacking, etc. Markets may experience larger than average moves at that time (probably down initially, but may then turn up after some legal document is signed or some agreement is finalized). The market moves may possibly due to concerns about US/China trade or relationships, and/or, some new legal international arrangements/goals/partnerships (possibly initiated by the US).

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting early next year (2019), we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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March 11 – 15, 2019: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Will write up the details + dates in a separate blog post. 

Global: As we enter 2019, we will gradually begin to experience the effects of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits from Mars to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, as well as North Node and Jupiter, this may be accompanied by an increase in earthquakes, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shakin’” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. For ex., as mentioned in the long term section above, March – July of 2019 look particularly stressful (e.g., June 14, 2019 looks very stressful with a chart similar to that of the SL-1 nuclear reactor meltdown in 1961 with and addition of a Neptune/Jupiter square indicative of a steam explosion or tsunami). Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) entering Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Reposting from an older blog, to give a flavor of upcoming times (note that countries that have been affected during previous times of Saturn/Pluto conjunction will likely be affected again (so we may expect increased India/Pakistan tensions, for ex.):

“Prediction: With transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto virtually all year, 2019 looks like a tense year. At that time, we may hear about various transformations taking place, esp. in the governments, large corporations, or other large entities that act as powerful leaders/rulers on a national or multinational level. Other areas that may undergo significant changes or experience some tribulations include industries related to mining, nuclear power, and natural resources. For ex., in 1947, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct as well, there was a Partition of India (millions were displaced or died in the process). When Saturn and Pluto formed a close conjunction in Leo back in August of 1947, sovereign states of India and Pakistan have been officially created. Also, at the time of the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1982, the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 was passed basically making Canada fully independent from the UK.” 

Global: Jan, June and Sep of 2018 —  Jupiter/Neptune square will bring increased focus on issues related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, beverages, drugs, poisons, deception, religion, movies, music, etc. as well as migration, foreign relations, long distance travel, laws, judges, etc. There may be greater than usual volatility in prices and availability (e.g., oil transportation is blocked due to weather, laws, or foreign relations). There may be news about the abundance of related products or events (e.g., floods,  snowstorms, lawsuits, and so on). The square aspect is tense one and typically manifests as a buildup that suddenly bursts/culminates in a big event or a resolution. For ex., a drought is suddenly followed by major flooding; hot dry weather is followed by a massive snowstorm; build up of water/oil/some chemical in a storage location exceeds the capacity and spills over; oil shipment is first blocked but then suddenly released; large illegal chemical/drug shipment is busted; chemical shipment is forbidden because of the changes in laws; deception associated with a religious figure is exposed; movement of immigrants, travelers, or international shipments across some border suddenly stops but then there is a break through after a large build up at the border; and so on. There will likely be increased news about the legal status and international shipments of pharmaceuticals or drugs (legal and not; esp. addictive substances) — there may be some some confusion and volatility due to high expectation that may not pay off (e.g., a treatment is not approved, a shipment is delayed, ethical concerns lead to the trial cancellation, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about confusion, addiction, drowning, disappearance, poisoning, illness, unethical behavior, moral disagreements, or deception related to judges, lawyers, professors, clergy, politicians that are heavily involved in international negotiations, or leaders of major shipping companies.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”?😜😂

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: March – July of 2019 — Increased probability of major disasters, incl. earthquakes, tsunami, oil spills, nuclear accidents, mine collapses, major floods, etc. The scale of the events will be comparable to 2010 Haiti earthquake, Deepwater Horizon spill, etc. The actual event may be an earthquake, collapse of some solid structure (mine, dam, old buildings, etc.), landslide, etc.. At the same time, the event(s) may be triggered by or associated with water-related problems (e.g., steam escapes and causes a nuclear plant accident, tsunami damages structures, floods destroy buildings, etc.). Am currently looking at past events and individual countries’ charts to try to narrow down possible locations. I plan to elaborate on this with more details in a separate post. In general, there seems to be a pattern with solar flares, earthquakes, and major disasters occurring when slower moving planets form oppositions, squares and other more complex symmetric patterns around the Sun in heliocentric chart. Aspects to Chiron (geo- and helio-) from Saturn and Pluto appear to coincide with major disasters as well. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.). 

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc. 

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2019 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy. 

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Very busy news week with possibly important agreements reached or laws passed. Focus on oil, navy, water, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. as well as on international expansion, long distance travel/shipments, laws/legal issues, and immigration; as well as on steel, metals, rocks, minerals, large scale and long term construction projects. There may be several days with larger than usual market moves, esp. Mar 13-14.

USA/Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Early February 2019 will likely be a time of a major transformation for Ginsburg, incl. job change and increased health risks (e.g., more falls). I will be surprised if she doesn’t leave around Feb 2019. If she doesn’t, there is an even more stressful time for her coming up in May – June 2019. In particular, early to mid June 2019 looks like super tense time for ALL. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, tense transits at that time will apply pressure to the planets in her horoscope and this may manifest as health concerns.

USA: Feb 22 – Mar 17 2019 (esp. the week of Mar 04): Increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, navy, poisons, excessively wet weather, floods, water erosion, healthcare, religion, lies/deception, movie/video industries, music industry, etc. We may hear about excessive expansion or contraction of businesses and projects in these areas (e.g., expanding to new locations overseas, competing for overseas resources, or pulling a business from an international location because of growth concerns). There may be news of over expansion that happened too quickly and is no longer sustainable, or, there may be news about a large scale/massive expansion overseas which may end up being unsustainable long term. 

USA: Mar 11- Apr 7 — Increased probability of an important public announcement (or an announcement that affects many people) related to IT, media, aerospace, high tech, communication/transportation businesses in general, agreements/contracts, as well as rates, loans, credit/debt, taxes, and insurance. The most likely dates are Mar 13-15, Mar 21-23, and Apr 2-4. The announcement, if made in March, will likely be popular and well received by the public (esp. by younger people). Additionally or alternatively, there may be increased news about popular young stars (esp. social media celebrities) or children — possibly regarding their communication, travel, or new contracts (esp. involving women, children, or related to food/cooking/home improvement, or real estate). If the announcement (or a second announcement) is made in April, it may be unpopular or elicit concerns from the public because of some manipulation, underhanded actions, power plays, pressure, or some secretive/shady activities (e.g., it comes out that force or blackmail was used to achieve the result, or, a ring of child/women traffickers is busted, or, some security violation had occurred [possibly at a bank or grocery store chain or governmental office] but wasn’t communicated in a timely manner). 

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MAR 11, 2018 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60%). Increased focus on risky or sudden activities by the banks and financial institutions, esp. as related to the real estate or safety of assets (possibly seen as putting accumulated savings at risk). These activities may be in response to governmental regulations or corporate restructuring. There may also be some disappointment over profits, value of services or materials, or anger over construction quality.

Mar 11-13 — Increased focus on long term military preparations that proceed slowly but surely (e.g., building new bases that take several years to construct, building up forces somewhere that are intended to stay for a long time, etc.) and/or news about increased military activities in the mountainous regions. These activities should be going well overall and will likely last for awhile (months/years), although there may be disappointment over them not ending — as in, construction continues but is slow with no deadline. Similarly, there may be increased news about some slow but steady construction projects and/or policies related to banks/financial institutions (esp. related to the real estate) — some long term project or process may be highlighted in the news. The project/process will proceed fine even if slowly.

USA: Mar 11-12 — Increased news about oil, chemicals, gas, navy, water, beverages, pharmaceuticals, drugs, poisons, etc. as well as real estate, homeland security, banks’ assets, and protection of domestic businesses. There may be increased confusion or uncertainty about these issues. We may also hear about new leaders in these domains — the leaders may be unlikeable, unavailable, or there may be confusion about who should be the leader. Additionally, there may be increased news about military activities, military/aerospace/IT leaders, weapons, airplanes/drones, aggressive communication (e.g., during negotiations or via statements in the social media), or threats delivered verbally or via air (e.g., via a drone). Any overly aggressive or vague/confusing negotiations will probably not go as well as planned.

China: Mar 11-12 — Increased focus on partnerships, negotiations, and agreements which may involve angry disagreements, manipulations, power plays, or military posturing/show of force. There may be some upsetting social media news where China may perceive that the coverage is unfair, or, there may be increased negotiations that involve strong disagreements/anger. The disagreements may involve banks, financial institutions, earnings/profits, value of products, construction projects, and real estate.

MAR 12, 2019 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). 

Mar 12-14 — Increased focus on oil, navy, water, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, religion, music, etc. as well as on international expansion, long distance travel/shipments, laws/legal issues, and immigration. We may hear about increased conflicts, problems for some drugs (e.g., a drug is not legally approved), delays with international shipments, pollution, or confusion about leadership (e.g., who is the real leader or what is the leader’s legal status).

Mar 12-14 — Likely, days when investors will take a cautious and pragmatic approach; focus on reduced risk and holding long term. Also, there may be increased news about steel, metals, rocks, minerals, large scale and long term construction projects, real estate, farming, and large size industrial equipment. The related projects will likely be continuing, so there may be positive news for the related industries (e.g., more steel is needed).

MAR 13, 2019 (WED): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (65%). Likely, a large move day, regardless of the direction. Key areas of activity/news: Oil, navy, water, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. as well as on international expansion, long distance travel/shipments, laws/legal issues, and immigration; as well as steel, metals, rocks, minerals, large scale and long term construction projects. 

USA: Increased focus on leadership, country’s status in the world, steel, minerals, metals, mountains, tunnels, earthquakes, mudslides, etc. There may be news about increased profits from these areas or projects/events proceeding smoothly (e.g., profits from steel increase, leaders are elected without much fighting, earthquakes are less damaging than expected, etc.). 

MAR 14, 2019 (TH): Very strong influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Likely, a large move day, regardless of the direction. Key areas of activity/news: Oil, navy, water, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. as well as on international expansion, long distance travel/shipments, laws/legal issues, and immigration; as well as steel, metals, rocks, minerals, large scale and long term construction projects. Compared to Wed, focus on international events, tariffs, shipments, or legal issues, etc. will be even higher. Possibly, some agreement may be reached or a law passed. There may be a barrage of news coming out, incl. news about various negotiations, agreements, or lawsuits, and/or businesses related to IT, aerospace, communication/transportation, high tech, etc. We may hear about legal problems in the areas above (e.g., a media company is in legal trouble internationally and/or because of false/vague reporting), contract being signed (esp. related to international negotiations), issues with shipments (esp. of oil/gas or over water), [legal] problems for pharmaceuticals or an oversupply of some drug, agreements involving chemicals/oil, etc.

MAR 15, 2019 (FR): Medium-strong influence; market may possibly go up (55-60%). Continuing focus on IT, aerospace, communication/transportation, high tech, etc. as well as agreements, negotiations, international expansion, long distance travel/shipments, laws/legal issues, and immigration. Some agreements, lawsuits, or a legal status of some famous person may be a hot topic for discussion. International negotiations will likely also be in focus — these may be in a state of reevaluation, on hold, or the outcome may not yet be clear.

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated):

NEW Mar 21-22 (esp. the 22nd) look like large moves day (prob. down) with increased news related to oil, navy, water, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. We may hear about a new drug, treatment (esp. related to fever, head, burns, or wounds), or a leader in healthcare-related field or in the military.

Global: Apr 4 (+- several days), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be fluctuations in the price of related businesses, commodities or products, incl. oil, steel, chemicals, mining companies, companies that own/operate power plants or recycling facilities, etc. Update: This influence can begin as early as Mar 22 and then culminate in the early April. For ex., we may hear about tremors or small preceding events (e.g., smaller scale attacks or collapses of old structures [buildings or governmental structures]) in late March, followed by larger scale events in April (e.g., final removal of a governmental/corporate leader, large scale quake with more extensive damage to the buildings, etc.).

Global: Apr 24-26, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving water, oil, gas, poisons, chemicals, mental issues, delusion, and drugs). For ex., some mentally unstable or drugged up person may attack a business related to education, transportation, or media; or, there may be a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami or problems with contaminated water; or, some healthcare epidemic or poisoning triggers a need for greater governmental controls (esp. over food supplies); and so on.

Global: May 3 – 10 (esp. 5-8), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, military tensions, and a strong move in the markets (probably down — could be a drop on  May 5-7 followed by a reversal to up by the 10th).

Global/OIL: Jun 8-22 (+- several days; esp. 10, 14, 18, and 19), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. Super tense time; the more I look at it, the worse it looks. 😰 This may be a time of some truly large disaster or an event that will affect large groups of people (e.g., a large earthquake accompanied by a tsunami and followed by oil/gas leaks and explosions). Alternatively, there may be several disasters at the same time. June 10, 14, 18, and 19 look the worst. At this time, markets may experience several strong down days as well. There may also be some serious geopolitical tensions and restructuring at this time. Some governmental powers and/or leadership may be challenged and some countries may worry about their borders/independence/security. There will also be increased focus on immigration, laws, and foreign relations. The influence is not going to dissolve quickly but rather this may be a time that sees some events that set other events in motion, and/or are themselves a culmination of some tensions (geopolitical and/or in the Earth’s crust). In terms of the market, this period will likely see a very significant move (likely down). Additionally, there will likely be important events and price fluctuations related to OIL and derived product (e.g., some chemicals) —  there may be an overabundance of oil, conflicts over oil, oil prices reaching some extreme point (high or low), etc. Taken into consideration other transits at this time, this may be due to some weather-related disaster, major accident(s), or war(s). Similarly to OIL, at this period there will likely be increased tensions or adjustments in prices (big drops/rallies) related to immigration, foreign relations, laws, pharmaceuticals (incl. various plant-based drugs [marijuana/cannabis stocks?]; possibly due to problems with farming, land, safety/security, or governmental regulations), religion, beverages, music, movies, video equipment, etc. Lastly, there will likely be increased news about banks and savings — there may be concerns about the safety of investments, issues with real estate, concerns about governmental controls/restrictions/regulations, concerns about safety (due to wars/attacks/quakes/etc.), etc.  

Global: Jul 8-10, 2019 — Important days; strong planetary influence. Increased probability of noteworthy announcements about leaders from governments or large corporations (possibly a bank and/or a wealthy individual) — possibly about a change in leadership or even death of a leader. Also, at this time plus a few days before/after — increased probability of a major earthquake, landslide, collapse of large buildings, explosions/fires/shootings, or some other disaster/accident/attack. Finally, there may be important news about banks and real estate — this may have to do with changes in leadership or governmental regulation/controls (to ensure stability and security). 

Global: Sep 2-3; 12-14 (esp. 13); 23; and 27-28, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down; especially on Sep 13th). Increased news about navy, oil, gas, water, religion, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music, movies, deception, etc. There may be news about large losses by some pharma companies, problems with healthcare providers, attacks/accidents involving navy, gas or oil leaks, bad weather involving water (e.g., hurricanes and floods), etc. More generally, bad weather news involving excess of water and focus on oil, pharma, healthcare, etc. will likely be prominent the entire month of September. Around Sep 23-28, there is an additional risk of geopolitical conflicts and natural disasters (globally and in the US).

Global: Oct 27 – Nov 4 (+- several days; esp. Oct 27 and Nov 4), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires,  and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be increased focus on agreements, contracts, tariffs, and negotiations related to steel, minerals, mining, nuclear power, and recycling. There may be tensions surrounding these topics and/or their availability may be restricted (either because of some disasters/accidents or artificially [through tariffs or governmental regulations]).

Global: Dec 12-13, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down). Increased focus on businesses and products related to steel, coal, oil, and mining. Value of related commodities or profit from them may go up. Increased news about restructuring or controls at the level of government or large corporations and possibly about rates/loans. 

Global: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 15 (esp. Jan 9-12), 2020 — Increased probability of a major geopolitical event and/or some disaster (manmade or natural, incl. earthquakes, mudslides, storms, power loss, contagious disease epidemic, nuclear accident, collapse of a recycling plant or a mine, etc.). There may be an official public announcement about a new law, new treaty, new legal decision, creation of a new bloc of countries, separation of some long-term partner countries (“exit” from a bloc), etc. The event will have an international significance and affect large numbers of people; issues related to foreign affairs, immigration, and long-distance transportation will be prominent. This may be some country [or a large established corporation] breaking up into smaller territories [companies], territories uniting to create a country, a country undergoing a complete change in the government/leadership (leaders may die or be violently removed), major trial of some leader in court, court(s) deciding on  legality of some country’s actions against another country, etc. In particular, China and the US may be affected, as well as large established corporations and old/established/conservative leaders (they may die), as well as industries related to recycling, nuclear power, steel, mining, oil, spying, hacking, etc. Markets may experience larger than average moves at that time (probably down initially, but may then turn up after some legal document is signed or some agreement is finalized). The market moves may possibly due to concerns about US/China trade or relationships, and/or, some new legal international arrangements/goals/partnerships (possibly initiated by the US).

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting early next year (2019), we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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March 04 – 08, 2019: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Will write up the details + dates in a separate blog post. 

Global: As we enter 2019, we will gradually begin to experience the effects of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits from Mars to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, as well as North Node and Jupiter, this may be accompanied by an increase in earthquakes, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shakin’” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. For ex., as mentioned in the long term section above, March – July of 2019 look particularly stressful (e.g., June 14, 2019 looks very stressful with a chart similar to that of the SL-1 nuclear reactor meltdown in 1961 with and addition of a Neptune/Jupiter square indicative of a steam explosion or tsunami). Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) entering Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Reposting from an older blog, to give a flavor of upcoming times (note that countries that have been affected during previous times of Saturn/Pluto conjunction will likely be affected again (so we may expect increased India/Pakistan tensions, for ex.):

“Prediction: With transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto virtually all year, 2019 looks like a tense year. At that time, we may hear about various transformations taking place, esp. in the governments, large corporations, or other large entities that act as powerful leaders/rulers on a national or multinational level. Other areas that may undergo significant changes or experience some tribulations include industries related to mining, nuclear power, and natural resources. For ex., in 1947, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct as well, there was a Partition of India (millions were displaced or died in the process). When Saturn and Pluto formed a close conjunction in Leo back in August of 1947, sovereign states of India and Pakistan have been officially created. Also, at the time of the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1982, the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 was passed basically making Canada fully independent from the UK.” 

Global: Jan, June and Sep of 2018 —  Jupiter/Neptune square will bring increased focus on issues related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, beverages, drugs, poisons, deception, religion, movies, music, etc. as well as migration, foreign relations, long distance travel, laws, judges, etc. There may be greater than usual volatility in prices and availability (e.g., oil transportation is blocked due to weather, laws, or foreign relations). There may be news about the abundance of related products or events (e.g., floods,  snowstorms, lawsuits, and so on). The square aspect is tense one and typically manifests as a buildup that suddenly bursts/culminates in a big event or a resolution. For ex., a drought is suddenly followed by major flooding; hot dry weather is followed by a massive snowstorm; build up of water/oil/some chemical in a storage location exceeds the capacity and spills over; oil shipment is first blocked but then suddenly released; large illegal chemical/drug shipment is busted; chemical shipment is forbidden because of the changes in laws; deception associated with a religious figure is exposed; movement of immigrants, travelers, or international shipments across some border suddenly stops but then there is a break through after a large build up at the border; and so on. There will likely be increased news about the legal status and international shipments of pharmaceuticals or drugs (legal and not; esp. addictive substances) — there may be some some confusion and volatility due to high expectation that may not pay off (e.g., a treatment is not approved, a shipment is delayed, ethical concerns lead to the trial cancellation, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about confusion, addiction, drowning, disappearance, poisoning, illness, unethical behavior, moral disagreements, or deception related to judges, lawyers, professors, clergy, politicians that are heavily involved in international negotiations, or leaders of major shipping companies.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”?😜😂

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: March – July of 2019 — Increased probability of major disasters, incl. earthquakes, tsunami, oil spills, nuclear accidents, mine collapses, major floods, etc. The scale of the events will be comparable to 2010 Haiti earthquake, Deepwater Horizon spill, etc. The actual event may be an earthquake, collapse of some solid structure (mine, dam, old buildings, etc.), landslide, etc.. At the same time, the event(s) may be triggered by or associated with water-related problems (e.g., steam escapes and causes a nuclear plant accident, tsunami damages structures, floods destroy buildings, etc.). Am currently looking at past events and individual countries’ charts to try to narrow down possible locations. I plan to elaborate on this with more details in a separate post. In general, there seems to be a pattern with solar flares, earthquakes, and major disasters occurring when slower moving planets form oppositions, squares and other more complex symmetric patterns around the Sun in heliocentric chart. Aspects to Chiron (geo- and helio-) from Saturn and Pluto appear to coincide with major disasters as well. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.). 

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc. 

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2019 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy. 

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Increased focus on oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, poisons, navy, wet weather, floods, religion, movies/video, music, and lies/deception. Some issue/status in the areas above may be clarified, a decision on some drug announced or reversed (e.g., the report sent back for reevaluation), some corporations may announce a merge/acquisition (the deal may be first announced and then immediately postponed), etc. There may be uncertainty in the air about various projects, contracts, negotiations, etc. — this uncertainty and confusion may result in a relatively big market drop (followed by a correction to up). Alternatively or additionally, there may be an announcement about a new project, approach, or a leader in the related areas (e.g., oil or chemical industry, beverages, pharmaceuticals, movies, navy, etc.).

USA/Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Early February 2019 will likely be a time of a major transformation for Ginsburg, incl. job change and increased health risks (e.g., more falls). I will be surprised if she doesn’t leave around Feb 2019. If she doesn’t, there is an even more stressful time for her coming up in May – June 2019. In particular, early to mid June 2019 looks like super tense time for ALL. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, tense transits at that time will apply pressure to the planets in her horoscope and this may manifest as health concerns.

USA: Feb 17 – Mar 5 2019 (esp. the week of Feb 18): Increased focus on military activities and leaders, weapons, aggressive moves (incl. stock market volatility or risky transactions), sports (increased achievements, international expansion, or problems with law), immigration, and legal battles of all sorts (esp. related to sports, military, and negotiations with international partners).

USA: Feb 22 – Mar 17 2019 (esp. the week of Mar 04): Increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, navy, poisons, excessively wet weather, floods, water erosion, healthcare, religion, lies/deception, movie/video industries, music industry, etc. We may hear about excessive expansion or contraction of businesses and projects in these areas (e.g., expanding to new locations overseas, competing for overseas resources, or pulling a business from an international location because of growth concerns). There may be news of over expansion that happened too quickly and is no longer sustainable, or, there may be news about a large scale/massive expansion overseas which may end up being unsustainable long term. 

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MAR 04, 2018 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). 

China: Focus on tougher or more rigid stance in negotiations with international partners. There may be a push for increased controls, discipline, conservative approach, or reduction of losses stemming from partnership agreements or contracts. The focus may be more on preserving the status quo or cutting back rather than expansion.  

MAR 05, 2019 (TUE): Medium-Strong influence; market may possibly go down (55%). If there is a strong [up] move on Mon, then there may be a reversal [likely a drop] on Tue followed by a reversal to up on Wed. If there is no strong move on Mon (regardless of the direction), then we may see a big move on Tue followed by a reversal on Wed (possibly down on Tue to up on Wed), or down both Tue-Wed to up on Thur. 

Mar 5-7 (esp. the 6th) — Days when we may see strong market moves (likely a reversal, probably from up to down). The move may be due to a pause or reversal in negotiations/contract the day before. The reversal may manifest as a V shaped market move with the bottom of the V being the 5th or the 6th. The focus in the news will be on oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, poisons, navy, wet weather, floods, religion, movies/video, music, and lies/deception. Some issue/status in the areas above may be clarified, a decision on some drug announced or reversed (e.g., the report sent back for reevaluation), some corporations may announce a merge/acquisition (the deal may be first announced and then immediately postponed), etc. There may be uncertainty in the air about various projects, contracts, negotiations, etc. — this uncertainty and confusion may result in a relatively big market drop (followed by a correction to up). Weather-wise, there may be increased news about too much water or water being poisoned/polluted. Lastly, there may be increased news about prominent actors, musicians, and/or religious figures — we may learn some info that clarifies something about them, such as their lies are uncovered, they have a mental illness or suffer from an addiction, they try to end their life [esp. by drugs or drowning], they drown, they enter a rehab or go to some other isolated place [e.g., spiritual retreat], etc. 

MAR 06, 2019 (WED): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). 

China: Mar 6-8 (esp. the 7th)— Increased tensions with partners, tough negotiations (likely resulting in some clear results — an agreement/approval or a clear disagreement/refusal), military or aggressive activities, aggressive communications, accidents or arguments involving transportation or communication devices/businesses/products, show of strength, etc. At the same time, there may be news about increased profits or some [financial] benefits that align with the country’s goals for itself, even if partners disagree. There will be increased pressure on China to arrive to some decision regarding partnership agreements or other negotiations, esp. related to communication and transportation businesses. 

MAR 07, 2019 (TH): Medium-Strong influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). Increased negotiations or re-evaluation of existing terms/contracts. One or more partners may put a break on the negotiations and request a re-evaluation. Also, increased news about communication and transportation businesses, esp. in relation to women, security/safety, children, food, and real estate. For ex., there may be a re-evaluation of the effects of some device on health (esp. of women/children), news about safe transportation of women and children (or of food), news about communication/statements made by women, etc.

MAR 08, 2019 (FR): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%). 

USA: Increased probability of good news for businesses and products related to IT, high tech, telecoms, electric cars, aerospace, technological innovators, various gadgets, etc. We may hear about increased profits, progress in some innovation, profitable discovery, pleasing design of some device, popularity of some products (e.g., phone or e-cars), etc.

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>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):

Global: Apr 4 (+- several days), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be fluctuations in the price of related businesses, commodities or products, incl. oil, steel, chemicals, mining companies, companies that own/operate power plants or recycling facilities, etc. 

Global: Apr 24-26, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving water, oil, gas, poisons, chemicals, mental issues, delusion, and drugs). For ex., some mentally unstable or drugged up person may attack a business related to education, transportation, or media; or, there may be a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami or problems with contaminated water; or, some healthcare epidemic or poisoning triggers a need for greater governmental controls (esp. over food supplies); and so on.

Global: May 3 – 10 (esp. 5-8), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, military tensions, and a strong move in the markets (probably down — could be a drop on  May 5-7 followed by a reversal to up by the 10th).

Global/OIL: Jun 8-22 (+- several days; esp. 10, 14, 18, and 19), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. Super tense time; the more I look at it, the worse it looks. 😰 This may be a time of some truly large disaster or an event that will affect large groups of people (e.g., a large earthquake accompanied by a tsunami and followed by oil/gas leaks and explosions). Alternatively, there may be several disasters at the same time. June 10, 14, 18, and 19 look the worst. At this time, markets may experience several strong down days as well. There may also be some serious geopolitical tensions and restructuring at this time. Some governmental powers and/or leadership may be challenged and some countries may worry about their borders/independence/security. There will also be increased focus on immigration, laws, and foreign relations. The influence is not going to dissolve quickly but rather this may be a time that sees some events that set other events in motion, and/or are themselves a culmination of some tensions (geopolitical and/or in the Earth’s crust). In terms of the market, this period will likely see a very significant move (likely down). Additionally, there will likely be important events and price fluctuations related to OIL and derived product (e.g., some chemicals) —  there may be an overabundance of oil, conflicts over oil, oil prices reaching some extreme point (high or low), etc. Taken into consideration other transits at this time, this may be due to some weather-related disaster, major accident(s), or war(s). Similarly to OIL, at this period there will likely be increased tensions or adjustments in prices (big drops/rallies) related to immigration, foreign relations, laws, pharmaceuticals (incl. various plant-based drugs [marijuana/cannabis stocks?]; possibly due to problems with farming, land, safety/security, or governmental regulations), religion, beverages, music, movies, video equipment, etc. Lastly, there will likely be increased news about banks and savings — there may be concerns about the safety of investments, issues with real estate, concerns about governmental controls/restrictions/regulations, concerns about safety (due to wars/attacks/quakes/etc.), etc.  

Global: Jul 8-10, 2019 — Important days; strong planetary influence. Increased probability of noteworthy announcements about leaders from governments or large corporations (possibly a bank and/or a wealthy individual) — possibly about a change in leadership or even death of a leader. Also, at this time plus a few days before/after — increased probability of a major earthquake, landslide, collapse of large buildings, explosions/fires/shootings, or some other disaster/accident/attack. Finally, there may be important news about banks and real estate — this may have to do with changes in leadership or governmental regulation/controls (to ensure stability and security). 

Global: Sep 2-3; 12-14 (esp. 13); 23; and 27-28, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down; especially on Sep 13th). Increased news about navy, oil, gas, water, religion, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music, movies, deception, etc. There may be news about large losses by some pharma companies, problems with healthcare providers, attacks/accidents involving navy, gas or oil leaks, bad weather involving water (e.g., hurricanes and floods), etc. More generally, bad weather news involving excess of water and focus on oil, pharma, healthcare, etc. will likely be prominent the entire month of September. Around Sep 23-28, there is an additional risk of geopolitical conflicts and natural disasters (globally and in the US).

Global: Oct 27 – Nov 4 (+- several days; esp. Oct 27 and Nov 4), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires,  and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be increased focus on agreements, contracts, tariffs, and negotiations related to steel, minerals, mining, nuclear power, and recycling. There may be tensions surrounding these topics and/or their availability may be restricted (either because of some disasters/accidents or artificially [through tariffs or governmental regulations]).

Global: Dec 12-13, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down). Increased focus on businesses and products related to steel, coal, oil, and mining. Value of related commodities or profit from them may go up. Increased news about restructuring or controls at the level of government or large corporations and possibly about rates/loans. 

Global: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 15 (esp. Jan 9-12), 2020 — Increased probability of a major geopolitical event and/or some disaster (manmade or natural, incl. earthquakes, mudslides, storms, power loss, contagious disease epidemic, nuclear accident, collapse of a recycling plant or a mine, etc.). There may be an official public announcement about a new law, new treaty, new legal decision, creation of a new bloc of countries, separation of some long-term partner countries (“exit” from a bloc), etc. The event will have an international significance and affect large numbers of people; issues related to foreign affairs, immigration, and long-distance transportation will be prominent. This may be some country [or a large established corporation] breaking up into smaller territories [companies], territories uniting to create a country, a country undergoing a complete change in the government/leadership (leaders may die or be violently removed), major trial of some leader in court, court(s) deciding on  legality of some country’s actions against another country, etc. In particular, China and the US may be affected, as well as large established corporations and old/established/conservative leaders (they may die), as well as industries related to recycling, nuclear power, steel, mining, oil, spying, hacking, etc. Markets may experience larger than average moves at that time (probably down initially, but may then turn up after some legal document is signed or some agreement is finalized). The market moves may possibly due to concerns about US/China trade or relationships, and/or, some new legal international arrangements/goals/partnerships (possibly initiated by the US).

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting early next year (2019), we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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February 25 – March 01, 2019: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Will write up the details + dates in a separate blog post. 

Global: As we enter 2019, we will gradually begin to experience the effects of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits from Mars to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, as well as North Node and Jupiter, this may be accompanied by an increase in earthquakes, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shakin’” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. For ex., as mentioned in the long term section above, March – July of 2019 look particularly stressful (e.g., June 14, 2019 looks very stressful with a chart similar to that of the SL-1 nuclear reactor meltdown in 1961 with and addition of a Neptune/Jupiter square indicative of a steam explosion or tsunami). Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) entering Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Reposting from an older blog, to give a flavor of upcoming times (note that countries that have been affected during previous times of Saturn/Pluto conjunction will likely be affected again (so we may expect increased India/Pakistan tensions, for ex.):

“Prediction: With transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto virtually all year, 2019 looks like a tense year. At that time, we may hear about various transformations taking place, esp. in the governments, large corporations, or other large entities that act as powerful leaders/rulers on a national or multinational level. Other areas that may undergo significant changes or experience some tribulations include industries related to mining, nuclear power, and natural resources. For ex., in 1947, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct as well, there was a Partition of India (millions were displaced or died in the process). When Saturn and Pluto formed a close conjunction in Leo back in August of 1947, sovereign states of India and Pakistan have been officially created. Also, at the time of the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1982, the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 was passed basically making Canada fully independent from the UK.” 

Global: Jan, June and Sep of 2018 —  Jupiter/Neptune square will bring increased focus on issues related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, beverages, drugs, poisons, deception, religion, movies, music, etc. as well as migration, foreign relations, long distance travel, laws, judges, etc. There may be greater than usual volatility in prices and availability (e.g., oil transportation is blocked due to weather, laws, or foreign relations). There may be news about the abundance of related products or events (e.g., floods,  snowstorms, lawsuits, and so on). The square aspect is tense one and typically manifests as a buildup that suddenly bursts/culminates in a big event or a resolution. For ex., a drought is suddenly followed by major flooding; hot dry weather is followed by a massive snowstorm; build up of water/oil/some chemical in a storage location exceeds the capacity and spills over; oil shipment is first blocked but then suddenly released; large illegal chemical/drug shipment is busted; chemical shipment is forbidden because of the changes in laws; deception associated with a religious figure is exposed; movement of immigrants, travelers, or international shipments across some border suddenly stops but then there is a break through after a large build up at the border; and so on. There will likely be increased news about the legal status and international shipments of pharmaceuticals or drugs (legal and not; esp. addictive substances) — there may be some some confusion and volatility due to high expectation that may not pay off (e.g., a treatment is not approved, a shipment is delayed, ethical concerns lead to the trial cancellation, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about confusion, addiction, drowning, disappearance, poisoning, illness, unethical behavior, moral disagreements, or deception related to judges, lawyers, professors, clergy, politicians that are heavily involved in international negotiations, or leaders of major shipping companies.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”?😜😂

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: March – July of 2019 — Increased probability of major disasters, incl. earthquakes, tsunami, oil spills, nuclear accidents, mine collapses, major floods, etc. The scale of the events will be comparable to 2010 Haiti earthquake, Deepwater Horizon spill, etc. The actual event may be an earthquake, collapse of some solid structure (mine, dam, old buildings, etc.), landslide, etc.. At the same time, the event(s) may be triggered by or associated with water-related problems (e.g., steam escapes and causes a nuclear plant accident, tsunami damages structures, floods destroy buildings, etc.). Am currently looking at past events and individual countries’ charts to try to narrow down possible locations. I plan to elaborate on this with more details in a separate post. In general, there seems to be a pattern with solar flares, earthquakes, and major disasters occurring when slower moving planets form oppositions, squares and other more complex symmetric patterns around the Sun in heliocentric chart. Aspects to Chiron (geo- and helio-) from Saturn and Pluto appear to coincide with major disasters as well. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.). 

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc. 

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2019 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy. 

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

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ALL WEEK: 

USA/Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Early February 2019 will likely be a time of a major transformation for Ginsburg, incl. job change and increased health risks (e.g., more falls). I will be surprised if she doesn’t leave around Feb 2019. If she doesn’t, there is an even more stressful time for her coming up in May – June 2019. In particular, early to mid June 2019 looks like super tense time for ALL. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, tense transits at that time will apply pressure to the planets in her horoscope and this may manifest as health concerns.

USA: Feb 17 – Mar 5 2019 (esp. the week of Feb 18): Increased focus on military activities and leaders, weapons, aggressive moves (incl. stock market volatility or risky transactions), sports (increased achievements, international expansion, or problems with law), immigration, and legal battles of all sorts (esp. related to sports, military, and negotiations with international partners).

USA: Feb 22 – Mar 17 2019 (esp. the week of Mar 04): Increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, navy, poisons, excessively wet weather, floods, water erosion, healthcare, religion, lies/deception, movie/video industries, music industry, etc. We may hear about excessive expansion or contraction of businesses and projects in these areas (e.g., expanding to new locations overseas, competing for overseas resources, or pulling a business from an international location because of growth concerns). There may be news of over expansion that happened too quickly and is no longer sustainable, or, there may be news about a large scale/massive expansion overseas which may end up being unsustainable long term. This week, the influence is the strongest on Feb 27.

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FEB 25, 2018 (MON): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). Increased news about banks, financial institutions, currencies, finance area in general, real estate, homeland security, jewelry, sweets, sugar, and/or women (esp. important/famous women in business or politics). The news may involve a public announcement of some kind, an announcement made at a large gathering, or affecting large groups of people. The announcement or an event may be unpopular among the public because the entity (e.g., an individual or a business from the areas above) may be seen as too strict, rigid, uncaring, introducing too many controls/limits (e.g., on savings/withdrawals/investments), not well versed in the matters of safety/security (e.g., of banks assets or food supply), not able to protect assets/homeland/women/children, etc.

USA: Feb 25 — Increased news about communication and transportation businesses or products (e.g., cars, social media platforms, news companies, airplanes, etc.), agreements, negotiations, or retail sales. The news will likely be positive or involve a situation that is allowed to continue without limitations/conclusion (e.g., a negotiation continues without an agreement). For ex., we may hear about confirmation that agreements are proceeding well (although it may be too early to sign a contract), shipments/flights arrive unimpeded, news are allowed to flow freely, etc. The focus will be on domestic market, companies, or issues. 

USA: Feb 25 — Increased news about an entity related to military, weapons, sports, racing, firefighting, fighting, etc. This may involve a leader who is a male or a tough woman. The news may involve a public announcement that may be seen as risky, aggressive, surprising, divisive, controversial, or out-of-touch. For ex., an athlete making a risky social media appearance that divides his/her fans, a fighter/race car driver seriously injuring opponent or him/herself, or, a large investor changing positions in an aggressive investment move.

USA: Feb 25-27 (esp. the 27th) — Increased focus on banks, financial institutions, rates, loans, taxes, spying/hacking, secrets, and women. We may hear about increased earnings/investments (esp. from hidden sources or because of the tax breaks/rates/tax evasion) and activities related to either the need to hide or secure some investment, avoid taxes, or to hide or secure a source of profit (esp. related to healthcare, drugs, chemicals, oil, recycling, nuclear power, or some hidden unsavory/manipulative activities). There may be a power play involving money (e.g., an institution is pressured to reveal hidden sources of income or pay taxes on the earnings it tried to hide). 

FEB 26, 2019 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). 

FEB 27, 2019 (WED): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60-65%). As mentioned in the Weekly influences above, increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, navy, poisons, excessively wet weather, floods, water erosion, healthcare, religion, lies/deception, movie/video industries, music industry, etc. Some decision made be made (e.g., about securing/protecting international sources of oil, oil import/export, shipments of oil/chemicals, immigration laws, borders [esp. involving water], etc.) or an issue may be brought up that questions the safety/stability of the current arrangements (e.g., are the shipments/imports/exports of oil secure, do immigration laws ensure safety, are borders [esp. involving water] safe, are immigrant women and children [or US women/children traveling internationally] adequately protected, etc.).

FEB 28, 2019 (TH): Weak-Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). 

Feb 28 – Mar 01 — Increased and likely positive news about aerospace, telecoms, IT, electronics, high tech, various gadgets, smart phones, electric cars, batteries, etc. We may hear about a new device that is expensive but popular/has great design (e.g., some wearable tech that is useful for fitness or movement tracking), about rising value/prices of the related products/services (e.g., electricity, flights, gadgets, etc.), or, about a governmental approval (or corporate decision) that stimulates growth in these areas (e.g., increased investments, contracts, or funding). There may also be increased Forex news (esp. about EUR/USD).

MAR 01, 2019 (FR): Weak-Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55%). 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated):

NEW Global: Mar 5-6, 2019 — Days when we may see strong market moves (likely a reversal, probably from up to down). The move may be due to a pause or reversal in negotiations/contract the day before. The reversal may manifest as a V shaped market move with the bottom of the V being the 5th or the 6th. The focus in the news will be on oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drugs, poisons, navy, wet weather, floods, religion, movies/video, music, and lies/deception. Some issue/status in the areas above may be clarified, a decision on some drug announced or reversed (e.g., the report sent back for reevaluation), some corporations may announce a merge/acquisition (the deal may be first announced and then immediately postponed), etc. 

Global: Apr 4 (+- several days), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be fluctuations in the price of related businesses, commodities or products, incl. oil, steel, chemicals, mining companies, companies that own/operate power plants or recycling facilities, etc. 

Global: Apr 24-26, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving water, oil, gas, poisons, chemicals, mental issues, delusion, and drugs). For ex., some mentally unstable or drugged up person may attack a business related to education, transportation, or media; or, there may be a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami or problems with contaminated water; or, some healthcare epidemic or poisoning triggers a need for greater governmental controls (esp. over food supplies); and so on.

Global: May 3 – 10 (esp. 5-8), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, military tensions, and a strong move in the markets (probably down — could be a drop on  May 5-7 followed by a reversal to up by the 10th).

Global/OIL: Jun 8-22 (+- several days; esp. 10, 14, 18, and 19), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. Super tense time; the more I look at it, the worse it looks. 😰 This may be a time of some truly large disaster or an event that will affect large groups of people (e.g., a large earthquake accompanied by a tsunami and followed by oil/gas leaks and explosions). Alternatively, there may be several disasters at the same time. June 10, 14, 18, and 19 look the worst. At this time, markets may experience several strong down days as well. There may also be some serious geopolitical tensions and restructuring at this time. Some governmental powers and/or leadership may be challenged and some countries may worry about their borders/independence/security. There will also be increased focus on immigration, laws, and foreign relations. The influence is not going to dissolve quickly but rather this may be a time that sees some events that set other events in motion, and/or are themselves a culmination of some tensions (geopolitical and/or in the Earth’s crust). In terms of the market, this period will likely see a very significant move (likely down). Additionally, there will likely be important events and price fluctuations related to OIL and derived product (e.g., some chemicals) —  there may be an overabundance of oil, conflicts over oil, oil prices reaching some extreme point (high or low), etc. Taken into consideration other transits at this time, this may be due to some weather-related disaster, major accident(s), or war(s). Similarly to OIL, at this period there will likely be increased tensions or adjustments in prices (big drops/rallies) related to immigration, foreign relations, laws, pharmaceuticals (incl. various plant-based drugs [marijuana/cannabis stocks?]; possibly due to problems with farming, land, safety/security, or governmental regulations), religion, beverages, music, movies, video equipment, etc. Lastly, there will likely be increased news about banks and savings — there may be concerns about the safety of investments, issues with real estate, concerns about governmental controls/restrictions/regulations, concerns about safety (due to wars/attacks/quakes/etc.), etc.  

Global: Jul 8-10, 2019 — Important days; strong planetary influence. Increased probability of noteworthy announcements about leaders from governments or large corporations (possibly a bank and/or a wealthy individual) — possibly about a change in leadership or even death of a leader. Also, at this time plus a few days before/after — increased probability of a major earthquake, landslide, collapse of large buildings, explosions/fires/shootings, or some other disaster/accident/attack. Finally, there may be important news about banks and real estate — this may have to do with changes in leadership or governmental regulation/controls (to ensure stability and security). 

Global: Sep 2-3; 12-14 (esp. 13); 23; and 27-28, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down; especially on Sep 13th). Increased news about navy, oil, gas, water, religion, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music, movies, deception, etc. There may be news about large losses by some pharma companies, problems with healthcare providers, attacks/accidents involving navy, gas or oil leaks, bad weather involving water (e.g., hurricanes and floods), etc. More generally, bad weather news involving excess of water and focus on oil, pharma, healthcare, etc. will likely be prominent the entire month of September. Around Sep 23-28, there is an additional risk of geopolitical conflicts and natural disasters (globally and in the US).

Global: Oct 27 – Nov 4 (+- several days; esp. Oct 27 and Nov 4), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires,  and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be increased focus on agreements, contracts, tariffs, and negotiations related to steel, minerals, mining, nuclear power, and recycling. There may be tensions surrounding these topics and/or their availability may be restricted (either because of some disasters/accidents or artificially [through tariffs or governmental regulations]).

Global: Dec 12-13, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down). Increased focus on businesses and products related to steel, coal, oil, and mining. Value of related commodities or profit from them may go up. Increased news about restructuring or controls at the level of government or large corporations and possibly about rates/loans. 

Global: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 15 (esp. Jan 9-12), 2020 — Increased probability of a major geopolitical event and/or some disaster (manmade or natural, incl. earthquakes, mudslides, storms, power loss, contagious disease epidemic, nuclear accident, collapse of a recycling plant or a mine, etc.). There may be an official public announcement about a new law, new treaty, new legal decision, creation of a new bloc of countries, separation of some long-term partner countries (“exit” from a bloc), etc. The event will have an international significance and affect large numbers of people; issues related to foreign affairs, immigration, and long-distance transportation will be prominent. This may be some country [or a large established corporation] breaking up into smaller territories [companies], territories uniting to create a country, a country undergoing a complete change in the government/leadership (leaders may die or be violently removed), major trial of some leader in court, court(s) deciding on  legality of some country’s actions against another country, etc. In particular, China and the US may be affected, as well as large established corporations and old/established/conservative leaders (they may die), as well as industries related to recycling, nuclear power, steel, mining, oil, spying, hacking, etc. Markets may experience larger than average moves at that time (probably down initially, but may then turn up after some legal document is signed or some agreement is finalized). The market moves may possibly due to concerns about US/China trade or relationships, and/or, some new legal international arrangements/goals/partnerships (possibly initiated by the US).

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting early next year (2019), we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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February 18 – 22, 2019: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global: Video with 2019 predictions. Will write up the details + dates in a separate blog post. 

Global: As we enter 2019, we will gradually begin to experience the effects of the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This time period will likely see major geopolitical changes, including international tensions, tightening of the budgets, reduced spending, increased governmental controls, corporate restructuring, changes in the governance structure or leadership of key power player countries/corporations, etc. With occasional transits from Mars to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, as well as North Node and Jupiter, this may be accompanied by an increase in earthquakes, disasters (esp. related to mining, tunnels, [older] structures, dams, bridges, oil rigs, nuclear power plants, recycling facilities, etc.), violent terrorism attacks, protests and military clashes. There may also be invasions of one country by another, countries or their portions claiming independence, countries forming new blocks or separating from former unions, death of prominent governmental/corporate leaders, major health epidemics or pollution incidents [esp. nuclear], etc. “A whole lotta shakin’” will be going on [both at the level of the planet, meaning its crust, as well as governments and large corporations]. This general global trend has begun in 2018 and will continue and intensify into 2019-2020. For ex., as mentioned in the long term section above, March – July of 2019 look particularly stressful (e.g., June 14, 2019 looks very stressful with a chart similar to that of the SL-1 nuclear reactor meltdown in 1961 with and addition of a Neptune/Jupiter square indicative of a steam explosion or tsunami). Additionally, with Uranus (sudden change, abrupt closures/endings, volatility, surprises, internet, IT, high tech, innovation, etc.) entering Taurus (financial industry, banks, building industry, farming, etc.), we may see increased volatility in currencies (regular and cryptocurrencies) and sudden or surprising changes in the banking industry. 

To evaluate which countries or companies may be affected the most, additional research would be needed, but at a glance it appears that USA, China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Vietnam, and European Union may be affected.

Reposting from an older blog, to give a flavor of upcoming times (note that countries that have been affected during previous times of Saturn/Pluto conjunction will likely be affected again (so we may expect increased India/Pakistan tensions, for ex.):

“Prediction: With transiting Saturn conjunct Pluto virtually all year, 2019 looks like a tense year. At that time, we may hear about various transformations taking place, esp. in the governments, large corporations, or other large entities that act as powerful leaders/rulers on a national or multinational level. Other areas that may undergo significant changes or experience some tribulations include industries related to mining, nuclear power, and natural resources. For ex., in 1947, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct as well, there was a Partition of India (millions were displaced or died in the process). When Saturn and Pluto formed a close conjunction in Leo back in August of 1947, sovereign states of India and Pakistan have been officially created. Also, at the time of the last Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 1982, the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 was passed basically making Canada fully independent from the UK.” 

Global: Jan, June and Sep of 2018 —  Jupiter/Neptune square will bring increased focus on issues related to oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, beverages, drugs, poisons, deception, religion, movies, music, etc. as well as migration, foreign relations, long distance travel, laws, judges, etc. There may be greater than usual volatility in prices and availability (e.g., oil transportation is blocked due to weather, laws, or foreign relations). There may be news about the abundance of related products or events (e.g., floods,  snowstorms, lawsuits, and so on). The square aspect is tense one and typically manifests as a buildup that suddenly bursts/culminates in a big event or a resolution. For ex., a drought is suddenly followed by major flooding; hot dry weather is followed by a massive snowstorm; build up of water/oil/some chemical in a storage location exceeds the capacity and spills over; oil shipment is first blocked but then suddenly released; large illegal chemical/drug shipment is busted; chemical shipment is forbidden because of the changes in laws; deception associated with a religious figure is exposed; movement of immigrants, travelers, or international shipments across some border suddenly stops but then there is a break through after a large build up at the border; and so on. There will likely be increased news about the legal status and international shipments of pharmaceuticals or drugs (legal and not; esp. addictive substances) — there may be some some confusion and volatility due to high expectation that may not pay off (e.g., a treatment is not approved, a shipment is delayed, ethical concerns lead to the trial cancellation, etc.). Finally, there may be increased news about confusion, addiction, drowning, disappearance, poisoning, illness, unethical behavior, moral disagreements, or deception related to judges, lawyers, professors, clergy, politicians that are heavily involved in international negotiations, or leaders of major shipping companies.

Global: Mid-May, 2018  through Apr 2026 (Uranus transit though Taurus) — Increased focus on cryptocurrencies, electronic financial transactions, virtual banking, community banking, and greater than usual fluctuations in currencies’ value (electronic or otherwise). Similarly, this will be a time of change for banks and financial institutions, with entities suddenly appearing, rising to prominence seemingly overnight, then equally abruptly disappearing, or entities radically changing their business. Currencies’ values will be volatile and/or there may be new “weird” hybrid currencies (something that combines virtual and “real” value, or, crosses international borders, or, is valuable only in some special exclusive community, such as a social network [Facebook/Google/Amazon currencies?]). Update (1/14/18): Kodak just announced its KODAKCoin cryptocurrency last week. Surely, more companies will follow. How about, Facebook “Fast Bucks,” Google “Rubles” [lol], and Amazon “Bezos”?😜😂

With Taurus = money/finance/stability; Uranus = revolution/lightening bolt/sudden change, this may be a period of significant changes for the financial industry. We will likely see a lot of changes in this area and a big push for all transactions to be conducted electronically (no cash?). In finance and related industries, the focus may shift to all things electronic and community-based (incl. increasing ties between social networks and banks). There will be many fluctuations, changes in direction, and an overall sense of instability/volatility. Uranus is a planet associated with community, equality, being non-gender specific, and somewhat cold (not personable or affectionate) — I imagine this may lead to closures or drastic reduction of bank branches that conduct in-person transactions. Uranus also has to do with all things electronic, high tech, complex, and super fast — this may manifest as increased utilization of big data (esp. from social networks or some large communities) and leveraging advanced technology and fast data processing to make money.

Other manifestations of the Uranus transit though Taurus may include: weird non-gender specific space-y (alien-looking) fashion, clothes used to produce electricity, increased interest in wearable electronics, unusual food growing practices (e.g., growing food in a lab or space, using robots to harvest crops, etc.), harvesting electricity from plants, community farming, unusual construction methods, building things in space, using space technologies in construction (esp. to collect/use electricity more effectively), communities coming together to build things (in places where this normally doesn’t take place), appearance of unusual plants or plants engaging in some unusual activities (blooming in a wrong time of the year? male/female plants becoming intersex? strange hybrid plants?), rise of social networks that focus on money or enable exchange of valuable products/services, and/or expansion of virtual reality communities/activities that provide real source of income or provide virtual services in exchange for real/virtual currency.

Global: March – July of 2019 — Increased probability of major disasters, incl. earthquakes, tsunami, oil spills, nuclear accidents, mine collapses, major floods, etc. The scale of the events will be comparable to 2010 Haiti earthquake, Deepwater Horizon spill, etc. The actual event may be an earthquake, collapse of some solid structure (mine, dam, old buildings, etc.), landslide, etc.. At the same time, the event(s) may be triggered by or associated with water-related problems (e.g., steam escapes and causes a nuclear plant accident, tsunami damages structures, floods destroy buildings, etc.). Am currently looking at past events and individual countries’ charts to try to narrow down possible locations. I plan to elaborate on this with more details in a separate post. In general, there seems to be a pattern with solar flares, earthquakes, and major disasters occurring when slower moving planets form oppositions, squares and other more complex symmetric patterns around the Sun in heliocentric chart. Aspects to Chiron (geo- and helio-) from Saturn and Pluto appear to coincide with major disasters as well. 

USA/ Kilauea: The volcano will likely continue building up tension and/or erupting more frequently or with more intensity for the next few years. In 2018 and 2019, the intensification may occur during the following periods: mid-Aug to mid-Sep  2018 (minor), early Nov 2018 to late Jan 2019 (minor), early to mid-Feb 2019 (possible eruption), end of June 2019 (minor), mid-Nov 2019 (minor). Then, the entire 2020 will likely see significantly increased activity with either one continuous eruption or series of periodic eruptions. (In 2020, there will be an increase in earthquakes globally in general.) In 2021, the intensification may occur in early Jan, early June, and mid to late Oct.  

Then, in 2022 (possibly Feb-Mar, late June-early July, early Aug) and/or 2023 (esp. May, Aug-Oct), there may be additional significant eruptions that can significantly alter the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, during 2022-2023, a major effort will be undertaken to rebuild the surrounding area. Either way, the result may leave the area unrecognizable. 

China: 2018-2020 (esp. 2019) — major reform(s) in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, healthcare, treatment of elderly (end-of-life care), prisons, religion, chemicals, beverage industry, movie industry, navy, oil industry (or businesses related to power generation in general, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power plants), recycling industry, and any industries that rely on hidden/secret activities (e.g., hacking) or on dissolving borders between larger groups/categories (e.g., creating hybrids, removing separation between bodies of water, developing new powerful chemical mixtures [possibly for nuclear power generation], developing new drugs that expand consciousness, blending modern and traditional medicine, etc.). 

In 2018 through 2020, China will undergo a major transformation in a number of areas, incl. oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, and any hidden/obscure areas of influence that are somewhat ephemeral and hard to pin down/discover (e.g., spying, bioweapons, drugs, submarines, religion, movies, etc.). The transformation will likely be accompanied by scandals, power manipulations, uncovering hidden agendas, and possibly accidents (esp. nuclear or pollution- and water-related), esp. in the beginning, followed by some massive reforms, and ultimately greater expansion/improvements. This transformation will be gradual and result in long-term changes. It will take place under a very slow Pluto transit to China’s 12th house Jupiter. The 12th house deals with water, navy, oil, religion, prisons, chemicals, drugs, poisons, isolation, hidden influence, etc. and Jupiter brings expansion and abundance. With Pluto hovering over Jupiter, the country can experience greater expansion in related areas, but also potential problems due to over-expansion, stretching too far, or some powerful “hidden” enemies (e.g., hacking, espionage, poisons, etc.). The influence will likely manifest both ways — the country may engage more in these types of activities as well as external players may engage in them more often to influence China. 

OIL: With Neptune/Saturn square now separated for good after spending about 2yrs in a tense transit associated with suppressed oil prices (see Oil prices fluctuations and Neptune-Saturn cycle: Financial astrology insights), we should now see a multi-year recovery. After that, I would look at the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune (2025-26; esp. late Jan-Feb 2026) for the next big top/bottom in the oil prices with related geopolitical turmoil (similar in scale [though not necessarily the same in direction] to what we experienced in 2015-16 but likely even more dramatic). At that time, Neptune will also be leaving its own sign, Pisces, which will make that time period even more significant wrt oil prices and anything related to Neptune, including chemicals (esp. chemical weapons or weapons that work through affecting mind/mood/etc.), drugs/pharmaceuticals (esp. chemical and bioweapons), water, navy, spirituality, etc. 

Given that Neptune also rules chemicals, alcohol, beverages, pharmaceuticals, navy, water, drugs, poisons, pollution (of water or with chemicals), music, movies, photography, spirituality, healing (with drugs or through alternative approaches), etc., and that Saturn rules big corporations and governments, businesses related to the areas above (esp. large corporations or governmental entities) will likely experience major changes in their structure, profit schemes, popularity of their products, and/or manufacturing technologies around the same times. For ex., the Dow Chemical  and DuPont merger was announced in 2016 under the Neptune/Saturn square —> Neptune=chemicals, Saturn=large corporations, square=forcibly breaking an old pattern. We may hear about other Neptunian businesses or products undergoing major changes around the times of hard Neptune/Saturn aspects (e.g., in 2025-26).

Syria: Apr 17 – Aug 20, 2017 (esp. mid-June 2017); Feb 14 – Apr 11, 2018 (esp. mid-March 2018); and Sep 1, 2018 – Feb 11, 2019 (esp. 2nd week of Oct, 2018 and 2nd week of Jan, 2019) — Neptune (deception, confusion, oil, chemicals, water, navy, etc.) will conjunct (intensification, important developments, blending of energies) Syria’s Moon (security, nourishment, mother, women, emotion) ruler of the 10th house of leadership/government in the 5th house of stock market/risks/procreation/children. This could indicate increased focus on the areas above (e.g., leaders, children, and/or security) with themes of confusion or possibly poisoning. For ex., poisoning or chemical exposure of food, children, or mothers; confusion or lies about leadership; emotional confusion; increased drug use; increased floods; risky activities related to oil or chemicals; oil-for-food trading; etc. (Syria’s chart is for 01/01/44 midnight EET -2:00, Damascus, Syria). With Bashar Al Assad’s (http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/al%20Assad,_Bashar) Saturn (authority, structure, rigidity, stability, conservatism, obstacles) being in about the same place as Syria’s Moon, he will experience these same periods (mostly the earlier part of each time range and a few weeks prior) as times of confusion about how to be an authority, how to set boundaries/rules, and how to maintain stability and structure. At these times, he will likely have to deal with an increased number of situations involving deception, confusion, chemicals, oil, healthcare, drugs, poisons, water, and navy. 

Vatican City [06.07.1929]: In 2017 (esp. Jan, Aug, and Oct-Dec), transiting Pluto (major transformation, death/rebirth, nuclear power, power plays, sex, dictatorship, terror, debt/loans, espionage, secrets, etc.) will oppose Vatican’s natal Pluto. This transit indicates a period of major transformation/reforms and may bring out some hidden issues into the light [to reform them]. Likely, increased news about power struggles and news related to the issues listed above. It will be worthwhile to observe this period carefully as in a few years, in 2022-23, the US will experience a Pluto return (transit of Pluto over the natal Pluto) — this period will bring a similar energy to the US, except in an even more intense way (esp. related to hidden issues, spying, healthcare/end of life care, navy/oil/chemicals/drugs/water, debt/loans, and financial institutions). The US Pluto return is an interesting subject on its own and I plan to write a separate blog post about it.

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Increased probability of news about accidents (esp. related to aerospace, electric cars, and engines), fires (esp. electric or due to storms/tornados), sudden storms, explosions, sudden power losses, and surprises involving military, athletes, telecoms, IT, aerospace, as well as electric power generating businesses and equipment. We may hear about problems due to overheating, abrupt loss of some functionality, sudden changes, lack of connectivity, etc. We may also hear about new weapons, campaigns, or leaders. 

USA/Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Early February 2019 will likely be a time of a major transformation for Ginsburg, incl. job change and increased health risks (e.g., more falls). I will be surprised if she doesn’t leave around Feb 2019. If she doesn’t, there is an even more stressful time for her coming up in May – June 2019. In particular, early to mid June 2019 looks like super tense time for ALL. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, tense transits at that time will apply pressure to the planets in her horoscope and this may manifest as health concerns.

USA: Feb 17 – Mar 5 2019 (esp. the week of Feb 18): Increased focus on military activities and leaders, weapons, aggressive moves (incl. stock market volatility or risky transactions), sports (increased achievements, international expansion, or problems with law), immigration, and legal battles of all sorts (esp. related to sports, military, and negotiations with international partners).

USA: Feb 22 – Mar 17 2019 (esp. the week of Mar 04): Increased focus on oil, gas, chemicals, navy, poisons, excessively wet weather, floods, water erosion, healthcare, religion, lies/deception, movie/video industries, music industry, etc. We may hear about excessive expansion or contraction of businesses and projects in these areas (e.g., expanding to new locations overseas, competing for overseas resources, or pulling a business from an international location because of growth concerns). There may be news of over expansion that happened too quickly and is no longer sustainable, or, there may be news about a large scale/massive expansion overseas which may end up being unsustainable long term.

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FEB 18, 2018 (MON): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (70%). US Markets closed.

Feb 16-18 — These days may bring important news and developments. In particular, there will be concerns about the lack of funds, cash availability, decreased earnings, etc. On the 18th, there may also be increased news about oil, pharmaceuticals, religion, water, music, movies/video, drugs, chemicals, poisons, etc. There may be confusion or concerns about sales, agreements, or transportation of the above products/services. There may also be increased news about a famous actor or musician (perhaps winning an award or being otherwise recognized for their talent, or, gaining attention for some addiction/deceptive behavior).

Feb 18 — Increased focus on steel, coal, mining, large scale construction, old structures, tunnels, railroad, mountains, and large corporations or government. Value of related products or businesses may go up and/or there may be increased news about profits/expenses of large corporations and governments. Unless businesses belong to the Saturnian domain, such as steel, coal, and mining, the profits may be down. The earnings/value of Saturnian businesses/products may be stable or increase and projects related to Saturn (e.g., building a tunnel through a mountain, demolishing or repairing an old building, etc.) may proceed successfully. There may also be news about new governmental controls introduced to regulate earnings or expenses (e.g., some tax or tariff). These controls may be perceived as a negative development hence market down. Overall, a day when investors may be proceeding cautiously and prefer to plan long term instead of trying to make a quick buck.

Feb 18-19 — Increased news about oil, gas, healthcare, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, water, poisons, religion, mental health issues, shipments (esp. over water), sales, agreements, contracts, communication/transportation, etc. There may be confusion, delays due to floods/rains or issues with fuel, deceptive practices, empty promises (e.g., a contract is signed or an agreement is reached but the details are too vague for it to be useful), lies, drugs, etc. Also, there may be news about increased sales of some drug, probably related to addictive substances, vaccines, poisons, or anesthesia, esp. for younger people.

FEB 19, 2019 (TUE): Medium influence; market may possibly go up (60%). There will likely be a reversal of the direction from Mon, probably down to up. 

FEB 20, 2019 (WED): Weak-Medium influence; market may possibly go down (55-60%). Focus on oil, gas, healthcare, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, navy, movies, water, poisons, religion, mental health issues, etc. There may be minor negative news, like increase in some health problems, too much water (floods, rains, snowstorms, etc.), saturated soil resulting in mudslides and building collapses (esp. involving a hospital), some drug’s negative trial results, or a chemical poisoning. 

FEB 21, 2019 (TH): Weak-Medium influence; market may possibly go up (55%). 

Feb 21-24, esp. 22 — Increased focus on rates, taxes, debt, loans, mines, steel, coal, precious stones, minerals, nuclear power plants and weapons, terrorism, recycling (esp. underground and of used nuclear fuel), radiation, spying, hacking, etc. We may hear about increased earnings from or investments in the areas above, esp. at level of large corporations and governments, such as a new governmental regulation on rates or taxes aimed at increasing funding from these areas, or, increased profits from mining ore that is used for nuclear power plants.

USA: All week, but especially 21-23 — Increased focus on military activities and leaders, weapons, aggressive moves (incl. stock market volatility or risky transactions), sports (increased achievements, international expansion, or problems with the law), immigration, and legal battles of all sorts (esp. related to sports, military, and negotiations with international partners). We may hear about new military contracts, military expansion/contraction beyond what was expected, large scale movements of military forces or weapons [overseas], new aggressive/risky contracts with international partners, disagreements with international partners over military-related issues or over immigration, debates over legality of some contracts/sales/agreements, legal problems involving military or athletes, exceptionally large contracts signed by athletes, athletes losing large sums of money over legal issues, sales of sports teams, excessive expansion/contraction of businesses that produce engines or chemicals/supplies used for explosives/fires/weapons, etc. There may also be increased news about fires, explosions, shootings, accidents (esp. involving airplanes and engines; possibly carrying international travelers or traveling long distance), and other situations involving anger and explosive behavior (e.g., protests).

China: Feb 21-22 — Increased focus on healthcare, oil, gas, steel, coal, mining, hidden/secret activities, navy, water, healthcare, medicines, international relations, long distance transportation/shipments (esp. of industrial equipment or products, like steel or some minerals), religion, pollution, and recycling. We may hear about expansion in these domains (e.g., increasing overseas influence or investment), changes aimed at increasing earnings from these domains, or increased profits from these areas.

FEB 22, 2019 (FR): Strong influence; market may possibly go down (60-65%). Greater than usual market moves regardless of the direction. Increased focus on sales, international agreements, immigration, transportation, communication, news, media companies, etc. Some international agreements may be reached through one side pressuring another. Or, some confusing news may spread like wildfire but then turn out to be untrue; and/or there may increased news about the sales or transportation of oil, medicines, gas, chemicals, etc.; and/or there may be news about catching some criminals involved in illegal smuggling of drugs or people over the border.

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>>>> Glance ahead (repeated from last week):

Global: Apr 4 (+- several days), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be fluctuations in the price of related businesses, commodities or products, incl. oil, steel, chemicals, mining companies, companies that own/operate power plants or recycling facilities, etc. 

Global: Apr 24-26, 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters (esp. involving water, oil, gas, poisons, chemicals, mental issues, delusion, and drugs). For ex., some mentally unstable or drugged up person may attack a business related to education, transportation, or media; or, there may be a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami or problems with contaminated water; or, some healthcare epidemic or poisoning triggers a need for greater governmental controls (esp. over food supplies); and so on.

Global: May 3 – 10 (esp. 5-8), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, disasters, military tensions, and a strong move in the markets (probably down — could be a drop on  May 5-7 followed by a reversal to up by the 10th).

Global/OIL: Jun 8-22 (+- several days; esp. 10, 14, 18, and 19), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, protests, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunami, oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters. Super tense time; the more I look at it, the worse it looks. 😰 This may be a time of some truly large disaster or an event that will affect large groups of people (e.g., a large earthquake accompanied by a tsunami and followed by oil/gas leaks and explosions). Alternatively, there may be several disasters at the same time. June 10, 14, 18, and 19 look the worst. At this time, markets may experience several strong down days as well. There may also be some serious geopolitical tensions and restructuring at this time. Some governmental powers and/or leadership may be challenged and some countries may worry about their borders/independence/security. There will also be increased focus on immigration, laws, and foreign relations. The influence is not going to dissolve quickly but rather this may be a time that sees some events that set other events in motion, and/or are themselves a culmination of some tensions (geopolitical and/or in the Earth’s crust). In terms of the market, this period will likely see a very significant move (likely down). Additionally, there will likely be important events and price fluctuations related to OIL and derived product (e.g., some chemicals) —  there may be an overabundance of oil, conflicts over oil, oil prices reaching some extreme point (high or low), etc. Taken into consideration other transits at this time, this may be due to some weather-related disaster, major accident(s), or war(s). Similarly to OIL, at this period there will likely be increased tensions or adjustments in prices (big drops/rallies) related to immigration, foreign relations, laws, pharmaceuticals (incl. various plant-based drugs [marijuana/cannabis stocks?]; possibly due to problems with farming, land, safety/security, or governmental regulations), religion, beverages, music, movies, video equipment, etc. Lastly, there will likely be increased news about banks and savings — there may be concerns about the safety of investments, issues with real estate, concerns about governmental controls/restrictions/regulations, concerns about safety (due to wars/attacks/quakes/etc.), etc.  

Global: Jul 8-10, 2019 — Important days; strong planetary influence. Increased probability of noteworthy announcements about leaders from governments or large corporations (possibly a bank and/or a wealthy individual) — possibly about a change in leadership or even death of a leader. Also, at this time plus a few days before/after — increased probability of a major earthquake, landslide, collapse of large buildings, explosions/fires/shootings, or some other disaster/accident/attack. Finally, there may be important news about banks and real estate — this may have to do with changes in leadership or governmental regulation/controls (to ensure stability and security). 

Global: Sep 2-3; 12-14 (esp. 13); 23; and 27-28, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down; especially on Sep 13th). Increased news about navy, oil, gas, water, religion, chemicals, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drugs, music, movies, deception, etc. There may be news about large losses by some pharma companies, problems with healthcare providers, attacks/accidents involving navy, gas or oil leaks, bad weather involving water (e.g., hurricanes and floods), etc. More generally, bad weather news involving excess of water and focus on oil, pharma, healthcare, etc. will likely be prominent the entire month of September. Around Sep 23-28, there is an additional risk of geopolitical conflicts and natural disasters (globally and in the US).

Global: Oct 27 – Nov 4 (+- several days; esp. Oct 27 and Nov 4), 2019 — Increased probability of earthquakes, mudslides, building collapses, accidents, explosions, attacks, protests, fires,  and other disasters (esp. involving underground or hidden/dark locations, mountains, nuclear power plants, recycling plants, terrorism, violence, etc.). There may also be increased focus on agreements, contracts, tariffs, and negotiations related to steel, minerals, mining, nuclear power, and recycling. There may be tensions surrounding these topics and/or their availability may be restricted (either because of some disasters/accidents or artificially [through tariffs or governmental regulations]).

Global: Dec 12-13, 2019 — Increased probability of a significant  move in the markets (probably down). Increased focus on businesses and products related to steel, coal, oil, and mining. Value of related commodities or profit from them may go up. Increased news about restructuring or controls at the level of government or large corporations and possibly about rates/loans. 

Global: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 15 (esp. Jan 9-12), 2020 — Increased probability of a major geopolitical event and/or some disaster (manmade or natural, incl. earthquakes, mudslides, storms, power loss, contagious disease epidemic, nuclear accident, collapse of a recycling plant or a mine, etc.). There may be an official public announcement about a new law, new treaty, new legal decision, creation of a new bloc of countries, separation of some long-term partner countries (“exit” from a bloc), etc. The event will have an international significance and affect large numbers of people; issues related to foreign affairs, immigration, and long-distance transportation will be prominent. This may be some country [or a large established corporation] breaking up into smaller territories [companies], territories uniting to create a country, a country undergoing a complete change in the government/leadership (leaders may die or be violently removed), major trial of some leader in court, court(s) deciding on  legality of some country’s actions against another country, etc. In particular, China and the US may be affected, as well as large established corporations and old/established/conservative leaders (they may die), as well as industries related to recycling, nuclear power, steel, mining, oil, spying, hacking, etc. Markets may experience larger than average moves at that time (probably down initially, but may then turn up after some legal document is signed or some agreement is finalized). The market moves may possibly due to concerns about US/China trade or relationships, and/or, some new legal international arrangements/goals/partnerships (possibly initiated by the US).

Global/OIL: IF horoscope dates for Iran and Saudi Arabia are correct (e.g., I see astrotheme gives them as 04/01/79, 12:01am, Tehran, Iran and 09/23/32, 12:01am, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), then starting early next year (2019), we may hear about intense transformations or some significant tensions in these countries, which may potentially affect oil prices. First such period will be from about Mar 2018 through 2020 (esp. 2019-2020) with Saudi Arabia’s chart being affected more (for Iran, tensions will be felt mostly in 2020). Another such period will likely be in 2023-2025. Additionally, for Iran only,  2021- early 2022. 

With Saturn Neptune conjunction (expected to be a major turning point in oil prices cycle) coming up in 2025-2026 and Neptune entering Aries in 2026, oil prices may indeed continue to rise till then. At a minimum, as mentioned in the Long Term predictions – OIL section, we may hear about oil and other Neptunian businesses or products (e.g., chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.) undergoing major changes in 2025-26.

USA: 2022 – 2023 — Pluto returns to its place in the country’s natal chart — major changes in the government and a transformation of the country. Markets may go down globally around Dec 2021 (Uranus Saturn square Dec 2021 – Jan 2022). Then, in Jan-Feb 2022, we may see more significant events [gradually] unfolding in the US; these will relate to governmental leadership and structure. At the same time, there may be confusion or concerns about borders, land, homeland security, banks, stock market, real estate; problems with flooding, navy, snowstorms, movie industry, oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; and religious disagreements (transiting Neptune will square US Mars, ruler of the 5th, and Neptune, ruler of the 4th). Around Feb 1-17, 2023 (esp. the 10th), there may be major changes related to US currency and/ monetary policies, which in turn may affect the price of precious metals and other currencies.

USA: Apr 21 – May 30, 2025 (esp. May 5-12, 2025) and Jan-Feb 2026 — Greater than usual moves in gold and/or silver prices, notable events related to US monetary policy and/or currency value changes. 

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