June 20-26, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions 

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

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

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JUNE 2022 — Key Transits

⭐️Jupiter in Aries — May 11, 2022 – May 17, 2023 — Expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DAILY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

Global/USA: June 28 – July 04, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

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

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

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

Updated Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022. Update (06.20.22): Also, during the Saturn in Aquarius (suppression, regulation, losses related to IT, tech, distributed networks) square (breaking point, tension) to Uranus in Taurus (independence, innovative approaches related to finance and currencies, digital assets) period, esp. a few days before/after October 11 — expect a drop in the value of crypto currencies and problems for other digital assets related to increased regulations or large scale sell offs by governments or other large “players.” 

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

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

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

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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June 13-19, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

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

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JUNE 2022 — Key Transits

⭐️Jupiter in Aries — May 11, 2022 – May 17, 2023 — Expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DAILY:

JUN 13, 2022 (MON): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). 

USA: Jun 13, 2022 — Transiting Sun will square U.S. Neptune (ruler of the 4th house of homeland, farming, food production, real estate, banks’ assets) — Mildly stressful news about oil, gas, pharma, beverages, chemicals, fertilizers, drugs, poisons, contamination, navy, etc. Also, increased concerns about the real estate and banks’ assets — there may be a sense of confusion or upsets over missing/unclear info (e.g., the status of some initiative that affects food production or real estate investments is uncertain, direction of some project related to gas/oil/chemicals/etc. is unclear, stability of some bank’s assets is in question, etc.).

JUN 14, 2022 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). Full Moon in Gemini with Mercury in Gemini — Expect greater than usual market moves on Tue (regardless of the direction) and increased focus on communication/transportation as well as commerce and technology for the next 2 weeks. With Sun squaring Neptune (June 14-17, 2022), some announcements about these areas (e.g., about retail sales or IT) may be unrealistic, misleading, or may be missing some critical details. On the other hand, Sun will also trine Saturn at this time indicating that long term projects supported by the government or large corporate players will do ok — investors may move to the long term safer investments in established tech, communication, or transportation companies to reduce risks.

June 14-17, 2022 (esp. 15-16) — Venus will conjunct North Node in Taurus while Sun will square Neptune — Important news or announcements related to earnings, finance, banks, currencies, rates, etc. These announcements may affect large groups of people and trigger anxiety, bring confusion, or trigger a sense of uncertainty. On June 16 in particular, Moon will also conjunct Pluto (both transiting Pluto as well as U.S. Pluto, which is in the 2nd house of finance in the U.S. chart) — this may be the day when some significant and possibly stressful announcement is made (related to finance). 

USA: Jun 14, 2022 — Full Moon (Sun opposition to Moon) will form a t-square to Neptune and the trio will aspect MC/IC axis in the U.S. chart — this may bring increased focus on leadership and the country’s status on the world arena. Related issues may be spotlighted or a leader may be thrusted into a spotlight. With the Full Moon and Neptune in mutable signs, issues related to communication, transportation, commerce, as well as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, oil, and gas may be in the news. A t-square aspect typically indicates tensions that reach a breaking point with solution found at the point that completes the square — in this case, it is the Midheaven (leadership) at the 25th degree of Virgo in the U.S. chart. We may hear about new leaders, new initiatives on the world stage, or some significant leadership changes at the level of government or large corporations.

JUN 15, 2022 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

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

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

JUN 16, 2022 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). Venus conjunct North Node in Taurus, Sun square Neptune and square U.S. Midheaven (and U.S. Neptune), Moon conjunct Pluto (and conjunct U.S. Pluto in the 2nd house of finance) — Expect significant and possibly stressful announcements related to finance, banks, currencies, earnings, rates, prices, etc. The announcements  will likely be significant both globally as well as for the U.S. (esp. involving finance and leadership).

JUN 17, 2022 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

JUN 18-19 (SAT-SUN) — Venus will square Saturn (and on Sat, Moon will also conjunct Saturn) — Increased concerns about money, earnings, prices, ability to have fun/enjoy luxury items, etc. Also, concerns about the availability of cash, lower than expected earnings, delays in funding or payments, pessimism about earnings, etc. Focus on conservative approach to spending; increased news about financial losses, regulations, or restrictions. Good time to review and cut out unnecessary expenses, go on a diet (or at least, reduce sweets in one’s diet), and reduce waste.

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

Global/USA: June 28 – July 04, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

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

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

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

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022.

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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June 6-12, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions & Key Astrology Transits for June 2022

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2037, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (moved the entry on Neptune’s transit through the 4th house in the natal chart of the USA from May 2022 to Mar 2037 from the weekly post to the long-term trends post). 

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

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JUNE 2022 — Key Transits

⭐️Jupiter in Aries — May 11, 2022 – May 17, 2023 — Expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The New Moon in Cancer on June 28, 2022 at 10:52 PM EDT

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

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

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

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DAILY:

JUN 06, 2022 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

USA: May 18, 2022 – June 28, 2022 — Mars transit through the 4th house — This transit may increase the urgency of dealing with some domestic issue(s) and expedite resolutions needed to address some pressing, dangerous or heated situations (e.g., drought, fires, weapons-related issues, etc.). At the same time, it may trigger upsets or disagreements about these matters. Mars will likely bring emphasis on heat, drought, fires, accidents, attacks, or excessive risk-taking in the matters associated with the 4th house (farming, food production, land, homeland, real estate, banks’s assets, home, mothers and children). 

Since June 28 will also be a New Moon in Cancer (sign associated with food, home, and motherhood), activities that speed up, escalate, or heat up as Mars passes through the 4th house (e.g., urgently addressing baby formal crisis), may culminate in some events, initiatives or projects related to mother/baby, farming, real estate, savings, banks’ assets, etc. by the end of June. Expect announcements of some new beginnings, new priorities, new solutions, and so on. Alternatively, the transit of Mars through the 4th house stirs up upsetting events that anger people and by June 28th some pivot is made to address these through new projects/initiatives. Either way, some new solutions or perspectives can be expected by June 28th. 

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

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

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

JUN 07, 2022 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (60-65%). Moon in Virgo will oppose Neptune in Pisces — minor problems related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, beverages, navy, maritime transportation, confusing reports, lack of clear data, etc. Concerns about oil/gas prices, uncertainty about supplies delivered by sea, or concerns about an uptick in some infectious disease may bring the market down.

JUN 08, 2022 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). Moon in Libra will oppose Jupiter in Aries — News about legal decisions or international deals involving food supplies, mothers/children, safety guarantees, farming, land development, etc. Also, increased news about silver — there may be a reversal in prices (down?) or news about a larger than usual volume.   

JUN 09, 2022 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (60-65%). Positive news for IT, tech  domain in general, communication/transportation, and commerce — sales may go up, favorable determinations are granted, projects move forward, agreements are reached, etc. Good day for writing and traveling. If a deal is reached on Thursday related to social media, cars, aerospace, banks, payments, currency, or some technology (esp. related to finance, currencies, or payment processing), the value of related businesses or products may jump on Friday.

JUN 10, 2022 (FR): Medium influence; market may go up (60%). 

June 10-12 (esp. the 11), 2022 — Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus — Expect exiting or surprising news related to crypto, aerospace, e-vehicles, fintech, IT, electricity, networks, social media, cloud services providers, etc. The value of related businesses or products may go up and profits from these areas may increase. There may also be unexpected value fluctuations in some currency (esp. crypto and EUR-USD). If a deal is expected to be reached at this time, it may happen faster than expected, terms of the deal may be unusual, and/or the final settlement amount may be a surprise (probably higher than expected). 

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

Global/USA: June 28 – July 04, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

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

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

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

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022.

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

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

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

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

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and then Jupiter in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. 

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

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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May 30 – June 5, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2035, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

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

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JUNE 2022 — Jupiter in Aries — Expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface.

At the end of June through early July, Mars will square Pluto. This transit is typically associated with increased news about large earthquakes, accidents, disasters, attacks, protests, etc. There may also be increased tensions or push for reforms (Pluto) related to police, military, weapons, or sports (Mars). (See “Glance Ahead” section for more.) 

Additionally, the New Moon on June 28 has several planets aspecting natal charts of Taiwan and Turkey

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

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

USA: May 2022 – Mar, 2037 — Neptune’s transit through the 4th house in the natal chart of the USA. Neptune (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) will slowly transit through the 4th house of homeland, land, farming, food production, real-estate, banks’ assets, etc. over the course of about 15 years. Neptune’s transit will be a slow-unfolding background influence that can manifest as one or more of the following: confusion about real-estate, uncertainty about banks’ stability, uncertainty about what is homeland, confusion about borders, uncertainty about farming practices or food production, farming affected by floods/chemicals/pollution, significant oil/gas production + transportation projects, initiatives to address water pollution, spread of diseases/infestation/drugs, increased production of beverages/alcohol/cannabis, increased focus on spirituality/yoga/natural healing, etc. Prior Neptune’s transit through the U.S. 4th house was from Feb 1860 to Dec 1873.During that time, there were “numerous major societal shifts in the Americas,”  including the American Civil War (1861-1865) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860s). See separate blog post for details.

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DAILY:

MAY 30, 2021 (MON): Holiday; U.S. markets closed.

May 10 – June 2, 2022 — Mercury retrograde period. Expect higher than usual reports of delays, errors, or problems involving contracts, negotiations, communication, transportation, and commercial activities. Contracts signed at this time may need to be revised at a later point when Mercury turns direct. Ongoing negotiations may stall due to one or more parties not communicating clearly or omitting some critical details. Good time for reviewing previous contracts or paperwork, revising previously issued reports, re-evaluating previous offers, etc. If a contract / project/  negotiation is put on hold at this time or a trip is postponed, activities may resume once Mercury goes direct in early June. Travel (esp. by plane or car/bus) and short distance shipping may slow down or become more cumbersome (e.g., due to health-related concerns or restrictions, carriers experiencing problems with their fleet/drivers, or excessively windy weather).

Update (05.14.22): On 5-13-22, Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk announced that his Twitter buyout was temporarily on hold. Musk plans to conduct his own research into how many Twitter users are fake accounts. Twitter said in a public filing this month less than 5% of users are fake or spam accounts (https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5). This sort of activity (putting a contract on hold, doing additional research, looking for missing details, re-evaluating the offer, etc.) is a good example of Mercury retrograde energy. With the planet turning direct in early June, I expect that things will move forward and/or speed up at that time as well.

MAY 31, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (60-65%). Moon in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces — Short-lived daily influence — adds to the theme of missing data, unclear details, confusing negotiations. A pending agreement is unlikely to be reached today due to many knowledge gaps; reports may lack clarity; status of delayed flights/shipments may be uncertain/changing. 

May 31 – Jun 5, 2022 — Mercury in Taurus will square Saturn in Aquarius — concerns about finance, currencies, debt, delays in negotiations; missing/hidden details delay sales or contracts; delayed flights; and, losses for businesses related to communication/transportation, IT, telecoms, commerce. 

USA: All week (esp. June 1) — transiting Mars will square U.S. Jupiter and transiting Jupiter will square Venus in the U.S. chart. Expect focus on laws, higher education, foreign relationships, and long distance travel/shipments. There may be increased reports about earnings/spending on these areas, judges, legal decisions, and laws regulating these areas. If a law is passed or a contract is signed at this time, it may involve overpayment, excessive optimism about profits, underestimating risk/possible losses, etc. There may be a strong focus on moving ahead extra fast which may lead to details being skipped over or value being assessed inaccurately. Legal decisions or international agreements reached at this time may become a subject of legal debates or lawsuits; at least, there may be disagreements about the legal nature of these agreements. 

JUN 01, 2021 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). Moon in Cancer square Mars and Jupiter in Aries — strongest in the morning — upsets or concerns about safety, food supplies, mothers/children; anti-gun protests; emotionally upsetting news about fires/drought/aggression; fires or drought affecting food supplies; upset over an international deal; emotional situation involving immigrants/diplomats/foreign individuals; excitement over some legal decision related to international travel/shipments/higher education; etc.    

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

JUN 02, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

JUN 03, 2021 (FR): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Moon in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces and opposes Pluto in Capricorn — uncertainty or concerns about food safety, security, real estate, bank stability, profits, etc. Also, Mercury in Taurus turns direct today, however, it is still in square to Saturn in Aquarius — delays in travel/shipments/negotiations may be clearing up but slowly. Once Mercury enters Gemini (the sign it rules) on June 13, 2022, expect negotiations, travel, sales, etc. to significantly pick up speed, esp. in areas related to IT, social media, retail sales, communication/transportation, and high tech. 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

NEW Global: June 10-12 (esp. the 11), 2022 — Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus — Expect exiting or surprising news related to crypto, aerospace, e-vehicles, fintech, IT, electricity, network, cloud services providers, etc. The value of related businesses or products may go up and profits from these areas may increase. There may also be unexpected value fluctuations in some currency (esp. crypto and EUR-USD).

Global/USA: June 28 – July 04, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. 

Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

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

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

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

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022.

Updated Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

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

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

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

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

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

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and then Jupiter in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. 

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

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) moved from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).
  • Nov 17-25, 2022 — Mars will square Neptune retrograde in Pisces. At that time, expect an uptick in news about disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on places of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, maritime accidents involving oil tankers, etc. Oil and/or gas price may reverse (probably drop and then go back up). There may also be a drop followed by a rebound rally in the stock market (esp. around Nov 17-21). 

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

VIDEO (covers main trends for June 2022 and why the end of June looks significant for the charts of Turkey, Taiwan, and the U.S.)

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Neptune transit through the 4th house of the United States astrology chart 

Neptune will pass through the 4th house of the natal chart of the USA from May 2022 to Mar, 2037

Neptune (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) will slowly transit through the 4th house of homeland, land, farming, food production, real-estate, banks’ assets, etc. over the course of about 15 years. Neptune’s transit will be a slow-unfolding background influence that can manifest as one or more of the following: confusion about real-estate, deceptive bank practices, uncertainty about banks’ stability, uncertainty about what is homeland, confusion about borders, shifting borders or status (e.g., a small town becomes a large city and vice versa, a district switches states, a district becomes a state, etc.), uncertainty about farming practices or food production, farming affected by floods/chemicals/pollution, significant oil/gas production + transportation projects, increased maritime transportation projects, initiatives to address water pollution, spread of diseases/infestation/drugs, spread of some religious beliefs/groups, increased popularity of some music/movies/virtual reality products, increased production of beverages/alcohol/cannabis, increased focus on spirituality/yoga/natural healing, etc.

Areas related to Neptune (e.g., water, navy, oil, gas, chemicals, fertilizers, pharma, drugs, mental health, spirituality, religion, meditation, movies, music, virtual reality, psychic vision, seafood, fishing, etc.) will become more relevant to the 4th house matters (e.g., home, land, real estate, banks, farming, food production, security, women and children). The manifestation could be positive or negative (or both) depending on other transits that Neptune forms as it passes through the 4th house. For example, there may be increased focus on businesses involved in chemical manufacturing or use — use of some chemicals [in agriculture or food production] may decrease while the use of some other chemicals may increase, new projects may begin that focus on chemical manufacturing at home [as opposed to imports], some chemical source or sources are discovered in the soil, new ways of dealing with chemical pollution [of the soil] are implemented, exposure of children to chemicals in food or soil is addressed with more urgency, etc. Similarly, there may be new projects or renewed focus on manufacturing, researching, using, or producing related materials or products “at home” (e.g., water, medicines, beverages, chemicals needed for electric cars or computer chips, etc.). 

Since Neptune is strongly related to water, issues around water availability and cleanliness may also arise. Initially, while Neptune continues to transit through Pisces, there may be concerns about the excessive water (floods, rains, etc.). However, as Neptune enters Aries in March/April of 2025, the focus may switch to the scarcity of water, droughts, needing to ration or control water access, needing to do more to clean the water, etc. Neptune will enter Aries together with Saturn (lack, restrictions, controls, losses, embargo); the two planets will be conjunct from the spring of 2025 through the spring of 2026 (including a short move back to Pisces in the fall/winter of 2025). 

The Saturn/Neptune conjunction in the fire sign of Aries (not at all friendly to Neptune) further points to a possibility of the world-wide shift from the reliance on the of Neptunian resources (water, oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, seafood, etc.) to concerns about their scarcity or intentional move away from their use. For example:

  • A major drought leads to water rationing, or, green initiatives motivate people to use less water voluntarily. 
  • There is another epidemic (note that under a past Neptune conjunct Saturn transit in 1918 there was a Spanish flu epidemic), which leads to the reduced use of oil [and oil prices drop], or, major innovations in the automotive industry significantly reduce the reliance on fossil fuels [and oil prices drop].
  • An infectious disease spreads and depletes the stockpile of some pharmaceuticals, or, innovations in medicine lead to reduced use of some pharmaceuticals.

Within the 15 year time period of Neptune’s transit through the 4th house of the U.S., 2022 through early 2024 may be especially difficult and even turbulent times. These years coincide with Neptune’s entry into the 4th house just as Pluto returns to its natal position (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

Prior Neptune’s transit through the U.S. 4th house was from Feb 1860 to Dec 1873. During that time, several important events unfolded:

  • The 1860s decade “was noted for featuring numerous major societal shifts in the Americas. In the United States, the election of abolitionist Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in 1860 led to the secession of the southern states in the form of the Confederate States of America (CSA).”  This resulted in the American Civil War (1861-1865) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860s). 
  • Starting in 1860s, several laws (so called Homestead Acts) have been passed by which an applicant could acquire ownership of government land or the public domain. The first of the acts, the Homestead Act of 1862, opened up millions of acres (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Acts). 
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May 23-29, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions 

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2035, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

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

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MAY 2022 — Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy has peaked in April and will begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas related to Neptune (e.g., oil/gas prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface.]

USA: May 2022 – Mar, 2037 — Neptune’s transit through the 4th house in the natal chart of the USA. Neptune (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) will slowly transit through the 4th house of homeland, land, farming, food production, real-estate, banks’ assets, etc. over the course of about 15 years. Neptune’s transit will be a slow-unfolding background influence that can manifest as one or more of the following: confusion about real-estate, deceptive bank practices, uncertainty about banks’ stability, uncertainty about what is homeland, confusion about borders, shifting borders or status (e.g., a small town becomes a large city and vice versa, a district switches states, a district becomes a state, etc.), uncertainty about farming practices or food production, farming affected by floods/chemicals/pollution, significant oil/gas production + transportation projects, increased maritime transportation projects, initiatives to address water pollution, spread of diseases/infestation/drugs, spread of some religious beliefs/groups, increased popularity of some music/movies/virtual reality products, increased production of beverages/alcohol/cannabis, increased focus on spirituality/yoga/natural healing, etc.

Within this 15 year time period, 2022 through early 2024 may be especially difficult and even turbulent times. These years coincide with Neptune’s entry into the 4th house just as Pluto returns to its natal position (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

Prior Neptune’s transit through the U.S. 4th house was from Feb 1860 to Dec 1873. During that time, several important events unfolded:

  • The 1860s decade “was noted for featuring numerous major societal shifts in the Americas. In the United States, the election of abolitionist Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in 1860 led to the secession of the southern states in the form of the Confederate States of America (CSA).”  This resulted in the American Civil War (1861-1865) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860s). 
  • Starting in 1860s, several laws (so called Homestead Acts) have been passed by which an applicant could acquire ownership of government land or the public domain. The first of the acts, the Homestead Act of 1862, opened up millions of acres (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Acts). 

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DAILY:

MAY 23, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

May 23-24, 2022 — Mars at the very end of Pisces will be in the mid-point between Mercury Rx in Taurus and Pluto Rx in Capricorn — Increased focus on military activities, weapons, sports, athletes, as well as arguments or protests over deals involving oil, gas, navy, chemicals, pharma, beverages, etc. If a contract involving a related area is being negotiated at this time (e.g., about oil deliveries), there may be some confusion about the details or the terms of the deal. There may be a sense of some build-up, push for, culmination, or last-minute preparations related to the areas above (e.g., to reach an agreement related to oil or maritime transportation). If the deal is called-off or not reached, the moment may pass and a similar situation may not re-appear for a long time (years). The deals or negotiations may involve governments or large corporations and be focused on long-term projects (e.g, long term sales of weapons or oil, navy collaboration, etc.). If a deal is pushed through (esp. on concerns that the time may be running out), it is important to carefully check the terms and clarify all the details — with both Mercury and Pluto being retrograde, some terms may have to be revised later on.

May 10 – June 2, 2022 — Mercury retrograde period. Expect higher than usual reports of delays, errors, or problems involving contracts, negotiations, communication, transportation, and commercial activities. Contracts signed at this time may need to be revised at a later point when Mercury turns direct. Ongoing negotiations may stall due to one or more parties not communicating clearly or omitting some critical details. Good time for reviewing previous contracts or paperwork, revising previously issued reports, re-evaluating previous offers, etc. If a contract / project/  negotiation is put on hold at this time or a trip is postponed, activities may resume once Mercury goes direct in early June. Travel (esp. by plane or car/bus) and short distance shipping may slow down or become more cumbersome (e.g., due to health-related concerns or restrictions, carriers experiencing problems with their fleet/drivers, or excessively windy weather).

Update (05.14.22): On 5-13-22, Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk announced that his Twitter buyout was temporarily on hold. Musk plans to conduct his own research into how many Twitter users are fake accounts. Twitter said in a public filing this month less than 5% of users are fake or spam accounts (https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5). This sort of activity (putting a contract on hold, doing additional research, looking for missing details, re-evaluating the offer, etc.) is a good example of Mercury retrograde energy. With the planet turning direct in early June, I expect that things will move forward and/or speed up at that time as well.

USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and then Jupiter in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas. 

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

MAY 24, 2021 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go up (55%). There may be increased volatility and/or an intra-day trend reversal on Tue (possibly from down in the morning or pre-open to up by the close on the news of some deal).

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

Specifically, on May 24-29, Mars will conjunct Jupiter and on June 28 – July 4 — Mars will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect news about drought, fires, explosions, protests, accidents and attacks (esp. on leaders or prominent persons) during Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries transit, and, news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for older/inflexible leaders during Mars square Pluto transit. See “Glance ahead” section below for more details about the mars square Pluto transit. 

May 24-29, 2022 — Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries. On May 25, the duo will also be joined by Moon (mother, emotions) for extra emphasis. Mars = fire, heat, drought, military, attacks, fighting, daredevil attitude, etc. Jupiter = excess, fat/oil, gas, expansion, laws, foreign relations, long distance transportation, higher education, etc. This transit may bring increased news about droughts and fires, protests due to some legal decisions (Roe v. Wade?), anger over international deals (related to fat/oil/gas, military/weapons, or long distance shipments), expansion of military campaigns, and attacks/accidents involving prominent individuals (esp. military leaders, judges, diplomats, professors, and athletes). For ex., Mars/Jupiter conjunction in Virgo (in wide opposition to Neptune in Pisces) on October 23, 2015 coincided with discovery of the Aliso Canyon gas leak (aka Porter Ranch gas blowout) — a massive natural gas leak in the Santa Susana Mountains near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, CA. It was widely reported to have been the worst single natural gas leak in U.S. history in terms of its environmental impact (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliso_Canyon_gas_leak). This week, Mars/Jupiter conjunction will be in Aries (and in wide conjunction to Neptune in Pisces).

Mars is associated with upsets, anger, and competitive behavior. It will be strong in its own sign of Aries. When combined with the energy of Jupiter, there may be an excessive outburst of some angry or hot energy manifesting as protests, fires, drought, accidents (due to excessive speed or heat), and increase in risk taking behavior. For the markets, it may bring excessive volatility and larger than usual swings as investors will be more likely to take risks.

Below are some example of the past events that occurred under Mars Jupiter conjunction in Aries (will move to a separate post in the future). The key themes involved heat, sharp objects, and risky/dangerous situations (e.g., a premier of the thriller movie “Jaws” about a man-eating great white shark, killing of Osama bin Laden, and explosions at a gun powder factory). 

MAY 2011

  • May 1 — Osama bin Laden, the founder and first leader of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 a.m. PKT (20:00 UTC, May 1) by United States Navy SEALs.

JUNE 1975

  • June 12 — Judge of the city of Allahabad ruled that India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had used corrupt practices to win her seat in the Indian Parliament, and that she was ineligible for office. Mrs. Gandhi refused to resign.
  • June 16 — Japan’s Prime Minister Takeo Miki was punched in the face while attending funeral services for former Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Satō. 
  • June 16 — two firemen killed in a $2 million fire in the newly renovated administration building at Greater Cincinnati Airport
  • June 17 — The most powerful sandstorm in the United States in several decades began in the Southern California desert and continued for two days.
  • June 19 — Five days before he was scheduled to testify before the U.S. Congress on organized crime, Sam Giancana, a former boss of Chicago mafia, was shot and killed while in the basement of his home in Oak Park, Illinois. 
  • June 20 — Jaws, an action film about a white shark terrorizing a resort island, premiered nationwide. Within two weeks, the film would recoup its costs, and by September 5, it would surpass The Godfather as the highest-grossing film in history (until surpassed by Star Wars in 1977).
  • June 24 — India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was allowed to keep her office pending a review of her corruption conviction by that nation’s Supreme Court.
  • June 26 — In response to calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the national government arrested 676 of her political opponents. The day before, India’s President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, on Gandhi’s advice, had signed a proclamation for a state of emergency, suspending civil liberties and elections. Civil rights would remain suspended in until January 18, 1977, when new elections would be permitted to take place. 

JAN 1940

  • Jan 18 — WALTHAM ABBEY, England: Three violent explosions blew up a part of the Royal Gunpowder Factory twelve miles north of London, killing five workmen and injuring about thirty.

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Osama_bin_Laden, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_1975, https://www.nytimes.com/1940/01/19/archives/powder-plant-explosion-kills-5-scotland-yards-gets-sabotage-hint.html, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5425124/june-16-1975-2-firemen-killed-in/  

MAY 25, 2021 (WED): Medium influence; market may go up (55%). 

May 25-27, 2022 — Increased market volatility, news about hot weather/drought/fires, and beginning of campaigns involving military, weapons, sports, or some competitive activities (e.g., bidding for something). With Mars transiting into Aries and approaching Jupiter until the exact conjunction this weekend, there may be a shift in the mood from a more patient/softer approach (e.g., in some negotiations) to a more assertive “gloves off” approach. There will likely be a rush of activities or a push to move fast with some initiatives (e.g., appoint a new lead to oversee some military campaign, acquire a new athlete, appoint a coach, etc.). Famous athletes or military leaders may be in the news because of some accomplishments, being first in some category, staring a new project, or because they did something exceptional/brave.

MAY 26, 2021 (TH): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). 

Global/USA: May 26-27, 2022 — A large market move, esp. on the 27th,  possibly a drop. Increased news about aggressive financial policies or concerns about the earnings from the U.S. and/or on concerns about intensifying military activities globally. At this time, Venus will square transiting Pluto and the U.S. Pluto (tension, breakdown, or financial losses related to financial manipulation, debt, rates, etc.). Additionally, transiting Mars and Jupiter will conjunct (typically triggers massive market moves, either direction). This conjunction will square U.S. Venus (concerns about finance/profits; aggressive initiatives that affects prices). With Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Aries on 5/26-27, the news may focus on tings like war, military, weapons, sports, competition, decisive leadership, aggressive new projects [full speed ahead type of vibe], etc. 

MAY 27, 2021 (FR): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). 

SATURDAY evening – early SUNDAY (MAY 28-29) — Mars and Jupiter will form an exact conjunction, while Moon will exactly conjunct North Node (Rahu) around 10:30pm on Sat (NYC time). Also on Saturday, Venus enters Taurus, the sign it rules — this brings more focus on money, value, earnings, currencies, luxury items, jewelry, etc. If some events begin building up on Wed of this week related to military, sports, or competitions, they may culminate or come to a head on Sat evening. Additionally, Saturday may see increased news about fires, accidents, protests, etc. With Moon conjunct North Node in Taurus, the events may involve women, mothers, children, food, security, shelter, etc. The location where the event or events may take place may have Taurus vibes and feature gardens, orchards, parks, “green” locations, and/or places considered to be luxurious or beautiful (e.g., a store that sell fancy clothes, a bank, a wealthy neighborhood, or a beautiful park). 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

Updated Global/USA: June 28 – July 04, 2022 (esp. June 28 and 30) — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

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

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

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

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

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022.

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

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

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

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

Global: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

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

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022.
  • Update (04.24.22): Apr 26-28, 2022 (esp. the 27th) — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, etc. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up (esp. on 26-27). We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing to down on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement/sale. 
  • Update (04.24.22): April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — The price of oil (incl. plant-based and animal-fat-based) and gas may go up. 
  • Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. Update (05.01.22): During two recent Mars Neptune conjunctions, in Dec/Jan 2016-2017 and Dec 2018, OPEC announced oil production cuts. I see that OPEC+ is set to meet on May 5, 2022 and, according to Reuters, it is expected to “stick to its existing deal and agree another small output increase for June” (https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/opec-likely-agree-another-oil-output-increase-june-sources-say-2022-04-28/). Under Mars Neptune conjunction, an agreement may be hard to reach at this time. There will likely be disagreements or even fights (Mars) about oil-related issues (Neptune), possibly over concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 (Neptune) in China. Additionally, Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) will move from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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May 16-22, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2035, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

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

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MAY 2022 — Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy has peaked in April and will begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas related to Neptune (e.g., oil/gas prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface.]

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DAILY:

MAY 16, 2021 (MON): Very Strong influence; market may go down (70%). Large market move regardless of the direction. I expect a large drop on Mon and/or Tue, followed by a bounce on Wed. Regardless of the direction, Mon-Tue may see significant developments and announcements (probably tense or negative). The intensity will subside by Wed, hence the reversal prediction.

May 16, 2022 — Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio. New and Full Moons correspond to greater than usual market moves. With Sun in Taurus (money, finance, earnings, banks, financial stability, value, currencies) and Moon in Scorpio (rates, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, markets, secrets, underground, manipulations, hacking, spying, procreation, reproduction, death and rebirth, regeneration, crime), the emphasis of this eclipse will be on finance, currencies, reproduction, crime, and manipulative activities. The Sun-Moon opposition will be squared by Saturn in Aquarius (losses, limitations, and delays involving IT, aerospace, electronics, electricity, high tech, telecoms, social media, and large international organizations). For ex., power or service outages, hacking, increased oversight of the projects based on decentralized architecture, increased controls over data sharing, slow network speed, problems with aircraft or e-vehicle manufacturing, etc. cause losses for some financial entity [heavily invested in tech], interrupt digital banking, or devalue some currency (esp. crypto). See more details in a separate post. The energy of the Lunar eclipse (as a running theme or as consequences of the events that take place around the eclipse) will be felt for about 2-3 months.

May 15-20, 2022 — Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may possibly be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

See specific examples of situations that unfolded under tense Mars Neptune transits in this post: Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces May 2022 — Disruptive events may affect oil and gas prices. Typical events included important announcements about oil (e.g., OPEC oil production cuts), chemical accidents or fires, oil or chemical spills, maritime transportation accidents, attacks on places of warship, volcanic eruptions on an island/near or under water, and bad weather involving water/ice damage (excessive rains, typhoons). 

May 10 – June 2, 2022 — Mercury retrograde period. Expect higher than usual reports of delays, errors, or problems involving contracts, negotiations, communication, transportation, and commercial activities. Contracts signed at this time may need to be revised at a later point when Mercury turns direct. Ongoing negotiations may stall due to one or more parties not communicating clearly or omitting some critical details. Good time for reviewing previous contracts or paperwork, revising previously issued reports, re-evaluating previous offers, etc. If a contract / project/  negotiation is put on hold at this time or a trip is postponed, activities may resume once Mercury goes direct in early June. Travel (esp. by plane or car/bus) and short distance shipping may slow down or become more cumbersome (e.g., due to health-related concerns or restrictions, carriers experiencing problems with their fleet/drivers, or excessively windy weather).

Update (05.14.22):  On 5-13-22, Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk announced that his Twitter buyout was temporarily on hold. Musk plans to conduct his own research into how many Twitter users are fake accounts. Twitter said in a public filing this month less than 5% of users are fake or spam accounts (https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5). This sort of activity (putting a contract on hold, doing additional research, looking for missing details, re-evaluating the offer, etc.) is a good example of Mercury retrograde energy. With the planet turning direct in early June, I expect that things will move forward and/or speed up at that time as well.

USA: May 12-16, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about military activities, esp. involving navy, bioweapons, chemical warfare, and/or dealing with misinformation or confusing/unclear communication. This may manifest as difficulties with navigation due to foggy weather or malfunction of some navigation tool, confusing communication leading to an accident, uncertainty about what actions to take, or lack of clarity about some issue. There may also be some upsetting news about sports and athletes, such as an athlete being accused of doping, taking drugs, being deceptive, etc. — this may particularly involve water-related sports. Finally, there may be some upsets or protests related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. For ex., strong rains lead to flooding and water pollution, bad weather disrupts oil or gas deliveries, an oil leak contaminates water, chemicals accidentally catch fire, protests are staged against some oil- or gas-related project, and so on.

China: May 16-17, 2022 — An important announcement related to finance, currencies, banks, rates, earnings, etc. The announcement will likely be optimistic in nature, as in involving optimism about the earnings or high hopes about increased investments in some project. We may hear about aggressive financial moves aimed at increasing the earnings or pursuing profitable opportunities — these may involve profits from weapons and/or sports, or, a financial policy/instrument may be used as a weapon to increase the country’s profits. 

MAY 17, 2021 (TUE): Strong influence; market may go down (65%). 

MAY 18, 2021 (WED): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55-60%). Today may be a reversal day compared to Mon-Tue regardless of the direction. My expectation is that there will be a large move [probably down] on Mon and/or Tue, followed by a reversal [probably to up] on Wed.

MAY 19, 2021 (TH): Medium influence; market may go up (55-60%). 

APR 20, 2021 (FR): Medium-Strong influence; market may go up (55%). Jupiter in Aries will be in the middle point between Sun/Mercury and Moon/Pluto, with the pairs forming a trine. This may manifest as an important announcement involving laws, lawyers, judges, legislation, immigration, diplomatic relations, foreign affairs, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, professors, diplomats, ambassadors, etc. We may hear about important new laws being passed and/or important international negotiations reaching a significant point. There may also be news about newly appointed leaders (esp. in the military or sports) or about leaders stepping down/being removed. 

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

Global/USA: May 26-27, 2022 — A large market move, esp. on the 27th,  possibly a drop. Increased news about aggressive financial policies or concerns about the earnings from the U.S. and/or on concerns about intensifying military activities globally. At this time, Venus will square transiting Pluto and the U.S. Pluto (tension, breakdown, or financial losses related to financial manipulation, debt, rates, etc.). Additionally, transiting Mars and Jupiter will conjunct (typically triggers massive market moves, either direction). This conjunction will square U.S. Venus (concerns about finance/profits; aggressive initiatives that affects prices). With Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Aries on 5/26-27, the news may focus on tings like war, military, weapons, sports, competition, decisive leadership, aggressive new projects [full speed ahead type of vibe], etc. 

NEW USA: May 22 – Jun 25, 2022 (esp. May 26-28 and Jun 15-17); Sep 1 – Oct 9, 2022 (esp. Sep 9-10 and Oct 1-2); Jan 9 – Feb 5, 2023 (esp. Jan 14-15 and Jan 30-31) — Jupiter will square Venus and then Jupiter in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about laws, legislation, immigration, foreign affairs, international trade agreements, long distance travel/shipments, higher education, and workforce/employment. Laws and guidance may focus on regulating expenses, costs, benefits and funding pertaining to healthcare, workforce, and public services (e.g., police, teachers, postal service, fire fighters, etc.). We may hear about regulations that aim to improve these areas through increased funding and expanded programs. With Jupiter signifying higher education and international connections, there may be a significant increase in spending on these areas.

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

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

Global: June 28 – July 04, 2022 — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

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

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

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022.

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

Global: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

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

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022.
  • Update (04.24.22): Apr 26-28, 2022 (esp. the 27th) — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, etc. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up (esp. on 26-27). We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing to down on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement/sale. 
  • Update (04.24.22): April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — The price of oil (incl. plant-based and animal-fat-based) and gas may go up. 
  • Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. Update (05.01.22): During two recent Mars Neptune conjunctions, in Dec/Jan 2016-2017 and Dec 2018, OPEC announced oil production cuts. I see that OPEC+ is set to meet on May 5, 2022 and, according to Reuters, it is expected to “stick to its existing deal and agree another small output increase for June” (https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/opec-likely-agree-another-oil-output-increase-june-sources-say-2022-04-28/). Under Mars Neptune conjunction, an agreement may be hard to reach at this time. There will likely be disagreements or even fights (Mars) about oil-related issues (Neptune), possibly over concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 (Neptune) in China. Additionally, Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) will move from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio afflicted by Square from Saturn 

Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio will take place on May 16, 2022. New and Full Moons correspond to greater than usual market moves. With Sun in Taurus (money, finance, earnings, banks, financial stability, value, currencies) and Moon in Scorpio (rates, loans, debt, taxes, insurance, markets, secrets, underground, manipulations, hacking, spying, procreation, reproduction, death and rebirth, regeneration, crime), the emphasis of this eclipse will be on financial issues as well as issues related to reproduction and crime. 

Lunar Eclipse May 16, 2022 Astrological Chart

Moon and Sun are in opposition (polarized views) and in a t-square to Saturn (loss, restriction, end of cycle, old established leader, government, large corporation) in Aquarius (IT, electronics, telecoms, networks, aerospace, e-vehicles, electricity). To top it off, Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces at the time of the eclipse. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. (see a separate post on Mars/Neptune conjunction). 

This is a difficult alignment, which may bring news about financial losses, reduced value, reduced financial stability, problems with taxes or insurance, concerns about excessive or untimely regulations (e.g., of banks, currencies, IT/telecoms/etc. companies), hacking, financial manipulations, currency(-ies) losing value, issues related to reproduction/death/crime, etc. Saturn brings restrictions and regulations; squares bring sudden breaks, outages, upsetting problems, accidents, etc. Sun and Mon being in opposition bring focus on opposing values and views (e.g., how should something be regulated, what is the true value, what is truly valuable, and so on). With this difficult alignment, there will likely not be an easy answer.

The square from Saturn may bring anxiety and disagreements about the issues above (incl. finance, rates, reproduction, crime, IT, technology, electricity) due to losses, breakdowns, limitations, regulations, and projects ending. The energy of a lunar eclipse will continue to have an impact for about 2-3 months following the eclipse. This means that issues that come up around the eclipse will continue to be in the news for several months. This may manifest as similar types of issues coming up in different parts of the world and/or as follow up events triggered by the main event that occurs around the eclipse. For ex., some financial entity or a high tech company announces a hack or financial loss on 5-16, and this triggers increased governmental scrutiny and controls that are implemented over the next two months. Or, news about some regulations related to reproduction/death/crime/spying/hacking/etc. trigger follow up events that go on for 2-3 months and involve changes in values, earnings, or funding of the related areas (e.g.,  prison or police reform).

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May 9-15, 2022: Weekly financial astrology predictions 

LONG-TERM:

Global Trends for 2022: Video with 2022 Key Trends predictions posted on my YouTube channel. A detailed video with month-by-month review of 2022 transits will be coming out soon! Days around April 4, August 1 (really, the entire period of July 25-August 13), and October 11, 2022 look especially significant and eventful.

For ongoing background influences for 2018-2035, see Long Term Astrology Forecast post (no new entries this week). It will be updated as I come up with new long-term predictions. If I do, I’ll mention that the long-term forecast was updated

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MAY 2022 — Jupiter Neptune conjunction energy has peaked in April and will begin to subside in May as planets separate, and especially once Jupiter enters Aries on May 11, 2022. Thus, if there is a price bubble or a build up of inventory in the areas related to Neptune (e.g., oil/gas prices or the inventory of some medicine), the bubble may pop or the excessive inventory may lead to the drop in prices/demand starting in May, especially after May 11. With Aries being a fire sign ruled by Mars (god of war), it is possible that some of the unused inventory may even be burned, re-purposed (e.g., to flight fires or for military purposes), or catches fire and burns on its own. [Speaking of Jupiter in Aries, once Jupiter moves into the sign, expect relatively more dry and hot weather until mid-October 2022 when Jupiter will briefly retrograde into Pisces. Jupiter will re-enter Aries in late Dec 2022. During Jupiter’s retrograde stay in Pisces from mid-Oct to late Dec 2022 concerns about excessive precipitation, spread of infectious diseases, and high prices on oil, gas, chemicals, etc. will likely resurface.]

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DAILY:

MAY 9, 2021 (MON): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). Increased focus on the price of gold (and possibly silver); the value may go up. This may be related to the news about U.S. financial policies and/or fluctuations in the value of USD.

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

MAY 10, 2021 (TUE): Medium influence; market may go down (55%). 

May 10 – June 2, 2022 — Mercury retrograde period. Expect higher than usual reports of delays, errors, or problems involving contracts, negotiations, communication, transportation, and commercial activities. Contracts signed at this time may need to be revised at a later point when Mercury turns direct. Ongoing negotiations may stall due to one or more parties not communicating clearly or omitting some critical details. Good time for reviewing previous contracts or paperwork, revising previously issued reports, re-evaluating previous offers, etc. If a contract / project/  negotiation is put on hold at this time or a trip is postponed, activities may resume once Mercury goes direct in early June. Travel (esp. by plane or car/bus) and short distance shipping may slow down or become more cumbersome (e.g., due to health-related concerns or restrictions, carriers experiencing problems with their fleet/drivers, or excessively windy weather).

MAY 11, 2021 (WED): Strong influence; market may go down (60-65%). Likely, a busy news day with important announcements related to new projects, new leaders, change in direction (from a more passive stance to more forward action-oriented stance), and aggressive new initiatives. The areas where new leaders or initiatives may emerge will likely involve military and sports (e.g., a new more aggressive coach is appointed, a new forceful military leader takes over, a new more aggressive sports/military campaign begins, etc.).  There may also be increased news about laws, judges, as well as long distance travel and transportation. This includes changes in laws affecting immigration and long distance travel/shipping, a more assertive stance on some legal issue, laws being passed faster than expected, and heated disagreements over related situations (laws, immigration, and long distance travel/shipment). At the same time, expect increased focus on oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. We may hear about problems, accidents, arguments, or disagreements related to these areas (e.g., spread of some infectious disease [bird flu?], oil contamination, oil/gas prices [may drop], etc.). 

MAY 12, 2021 (TH): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

May 12-13, 2022 — Expect important announcements related to finance, currencies, banks, earnings, and leaders or prominent individuals in these areas (e.g., appointment of a new head of some division at a major bank, disclosure of the earnings/income of some prominent individual, announcement of a new financial strategy, etc.). 

USA: May 12-16, 2022 — Mars will square Mars and then Neptune in the country’s chart. Expect increased news about military activities, esp. involving navy, bioweapons, chemical warfare, and/or dealing with misinformation or confusing/unclear communication. This may manifest as difficulties with navigation due to foggy weather or malfunction of some navigation tool, confusing communication leading to an accident, uncertainty about what actions to take, or lack of clarity about some issue. There may also be some upsetting news about sports and athletes, such as an athlete being accused of doping, taking drugs, being deceptive, etc. — this may particularly involve water-related sports. Finally, there may be some upsets or protests related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, fertilizers, floods, water contamination, beverages, movies, music, drugs, or religion. For ex., strong rains lead to flooding and water pollution, bad weather disrupts oil or gas deliveries, an oil leak contaminates water, chemicals accidentally catch fire, protests are staged against some oil- or gas-related project, and so on.

APR 13, 2021 (FR): Medium-Strong influence; market may go down (60%). 

May 15-20, 2022 — Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may possibly be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

See specific examples of situations that unfolded under tense Mars Neptune transits in this post: Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces May 2022 — Disruptive events may affect oil and gas prices. Typical events included important announcements about oil (e.g., OPEC oil production cuts), chemical accidents or fires, oil or chemical spills, maritime transportation accidents, attacks on places of warship, volcanic eruptions on an island/near or under water, and bad weather involving water/ice damage (excessive rains, typhoons). 

China: May 13-15, 2022 — Focus on finance, currencies, banks, rates, earnings, etc. There may minor concerns about the effect of the currency value on commercial activity and earnings. There may also be increased news about contracts/payments involving oil, gas, navy, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals — we may hear about a large transaction, investment in, or payment for related products and services.

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>>>> Glance ahead (updated): 

NEW China: May 16-17, 2022 — An important announcement related to finance, currencies, banks, rates, earnings, etc. The announcement will likely be optimistic in nature, as in involving optimism about the earnings or high hopes about increased investments in some project. We may hear about aggressive financial moves aimed at increasing the earnings or pursuing profitable opportunities — these may involve profits from weapons and/or sports, or, a financial policy/instrument may be used as a weapon to increase the country’s profits. 

NEW  Global/USA: May 26-27, 2022 — A large market move, esp. on the 27th,  possibly a drop. Increased news about aggressive financial policies or concerns about the earnings from the U.S. and/or on concerns about intensifying military activities globally. At this time, Venus will square transiting Pluto and the U.S. Pluto (tension, breakdown, or financial losses related to financial manipulation, debt, rates, etc.). Additionally, transiting Mars and Jupiter will conjunct (typically triggers massive market moves, either direction). This conjunction will square U.S. Venus (concerns about finance/profits; aggressive initiatives that affects prices). With Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Aries on 5/26-27, the news may focus on tings like war, military, weapons, sports, competition, decisive leadership, aggressive new projects [full speed ahead type of vibe], etc. 

China: Jun 1 – Dec 23, 2022 & Mar 1 – Jun 1, 2023— Many changes, restructuring, regulations, losses, sudden value changes, and surprising developments related to finance, earnings, banks, farming, and real-estate. Also, increased focus on foreign relations, long distance transportation, and profits from international connections/investments. A time of unexpected/sudden changes in these areas that may bring losses or stricter regulations. 

Global: June 28 – July 04, 2022 — Mars in Aries will square Pluto in Capricorn. Expect increased news about violent attacks, anti-governmental protests, accidents involving fires and structural damages, stronger than usual earthquakes, and problems for leaders who are old or inflexible (e.g., a leader or a large established corporation steps aside or is replaced). Aries is associated with military and sports, fast action, taking risks, etc. Capricorn is associated with large corporations, government, structure, limitations, discipline and controls. With Mars and Pluto squaring each other from these two signs, we can expect disagreements between military and governmental leaders, or between coaches in terms of whether to take on a more risky assertive (or aggressive) approach, or, to exercise caution, discipline and proceed slowly. Since Mars will be strong in its own sign of Aries and Pluto will be retrograde at that time, Mars energy may “win.” This favors leaders who are from military background and/or prefer a faster, risker, or more aggressive “full speed ahead” approach. At this time, we may also hear about serious accidents involving athletes (esp. related to fighting, racing, or daredevil/extreme sports) — this is not a good time for risky stunts, like trying to jump over a row of cars on a motorcycle, etc. With Pluto (death, immense power, nuclear weapons, recycling, prisons) being in Capricorn (tall buildings, mountains, large corporation, government, controls), the news about accidents or other upsetting events may involve falling from a height or changing of the top leadership. For ex., an earthquake damages a power plant, a daredevil is hurt in an accident where they jump off of a tall building, a large established corporation welcomes a new leader, a well-known politician resigns, etc.

Global: Aug 1, 2022 (+- few days Update (01.17.22): More like July 25 – August 13; one of the worst periods of the year; likely large market drops) — Possible accident, bad weather event, or an industrial disaster involving an airplane or some flying vehicles/objects, electricity, engine, battery, fire, explosion, and excessive speed (where typically slow speed would be expected – such as accelerating too fast or coming to an abrupt stop instead of slowly rolling to a stop). There may also be sudden, surprising, or shocking news involving banks, cryptocurrencies, and finance in general (with focus on digital/on-line solutions). This may involve a sudden cancellation of a project, a business going bankrupt, a company/bank suddenly closing, a valuable asset suddenly sky rocketing or losing all value, a wild swing in the value of some cryptocurrency, a sudden power surge leading to an explosion/fire/power loss, and so on. Lastly, there may be surprising or shocking news involving farming or construction — e.g., a well-known building under construction catches fire, or, production of some food is halted. Update (12.26.21): Weather-wise, this time may see intense tornadoes, storms, and hurricanes triggering massive power and service outages and fires. At the same time, there may be some unexpected announcements affecting financial markets and banks, such as sudden bankruptcies, bank closures, skyrocketing inflation, a currency losing value, etc. Likely, a problematic time for crypto as well — this may be connected to financial policies or developments in China unfolding in July-Aug of 2022 (expect to hear about reorganization, restructuring, reversals in financial policies, sudden financial losses, and so on). Whatever the announcements, things will escalate very quickly [within hours or a few days] and likely contribute to market and crypto volatility. Finally, there may be some exciting announcements about electric vehicles, power plants, aerospace projects, airplanes, and telecoms — either about some super cool, super fast high tech new vehicle, or, about widespread problems/outages/fires.

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

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

Global: Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2022 (especially in October, in particular Oct 11) — Final pass of Saturn square to Uranus, while Mars+Moon will also square Neptune —> Around Oct 7-15, 2022, expect maritime transportation accidents, fire at an oil rig, oil spill, fighting over oil, anger over oil prices, arguments over oil/gas-related projects, gas leak, chemical incidents, flare up of infectious diseases, concerns about some pharmaceutical, etc. Also, increased risk of a large market drop, esp. around Oct 8-14, 2022.

Global/USA/China/Turkey: Nov 1-11, 2022 (esp. Nov 8, 2022) — Tense time. Increased probability of a large earthquake (esp. for China and Turkey), an industrial accident, plane crash, an airline experiencing problems, or a spike in militarized activities. Total Lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022 and it also happens to be the day when Sun, Moon, and Moon Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will receive multiple difficult transits. The events occurring around a Lunar (or Solar) eclipse are typically considered of greater than usual importance and continue to have an effect for a few months following the eclipse. In the past, under similar transits in August-September 1999, there was a 7.6 earthquake in Turkey (İzmit earthquake on August 17, 1999) and a 7.7 quake in Taiwan (September 21, 1999). In the US, November 8, 2022 is the date of the midterm elections. Globally, there may be increased market volatility and sudden or surprising announcements or value fluctuations involving currencies, crypto, taxes, rates, loans, debt, banks and financial sector. 

USA: 2022-2023 — Difficult and may be even turbulent times. Coincides with Neptune’s (confusion, deception, water, oil, chemicals, etc.) transit through the 4th house of real-estate, land, farming, banks, assets, etc. as well as Pluto return (a major overhaul of all old systems and power structures, a rebirth; may be accompanied by scandals and power struggles at the top). Fluctuation in real-estate prices, problems with the banks and financial institutions (banks under water?), floods destroying land and agriculture, oil spills, chemical poisoning of soil, confusion about the borders (of the country and individual entities, such as states), confusion about the leadership, overhaul of the financial system, power plays among corporate and governmental entities [to gain control over resources / profits], overhaul of the power structures, reform or dismantling of power structures or powerful organizations (such as police, nuclear power plants, and banks), massive tax reforms, and even constitutional changes. This may be a chaotic time, but the events may result in certain outdated power structures and dysfunctional systems being purged/reformed. 

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ALL WEEK: 

Global: Saturn square Uranus on/off (2021-2022) — Ideological clashes, geopolitical tensions, slow-simmering battle between entities favoring more radical/revolutionary/no limit approach and entities favoring status quo/slow/controlled approach. Scientific advancements in aerospace, IT, high tech, telecoms, etc. but with delays, restrictions, and losses (e.g., a space project suffers a loss, which leads to tighter regulations and innovations to correct the flaw). Also, bad weather involving excessive winds and major disasters, in particular landslides, airplane (or space-technology related) accidents, industrial disasters (a la Deepwater Horizon oil spill), explosions of flammables (e.g., improperly stored fireworks), and ships sinking. The situations will likely unfold very rapidly with little time to spare for rescue/repairs; there will be no time to waste. The times when this transit will be felt the strongest are: Jan 9-22, 2021; Feb 13 – Mar 5, 2021; June 03-25, 2021; Jun 29-July 9, 2021; Dec 15-31, 2021; Sep 14-Oct 30, 2022.

Update (07.18.21): So far in 2021, we experienced a number of disasters during close Saturn/Uranus squares. On Feb 7, 2021, we had a massive rock and glacier avalanche in Uttarkahnd, India, that resulted in a flash flood. Floodwaters washed away the Dhauliganga Dam and left over 200 dead and missing. In late June through mid-July 2021, we had a number of large industrial fires (incl. in Morris, IL; Romania, and Bangladesh), as well as a couple of explosions that involved trucks filled with fireworks in the US (Los Angeles, CA and Ocean City, MD). The biggest disastrous events during the late June/early July transit were the tragic building collapse in Surfside, FL and an assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The next set of dates when we can expect a similarly tense/dangerous period is the second half of Dec 2021. In particular, Dec 15 (+- couple of days) may see a notable accident or disaster as in addition to the Saturn/Uranus square we will have transiting Mars passing over the South Node of the Moon. In general, when Mars (or Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and/or Chiron) form a tense aspect to one of the Moon Nodes, we see a notable event (often an accident, earthquake, or some industrial disaster) that affects a large group of people (either directly or indirectly, such as through coverage in the news). 

Global: May 13 – Jul 27, 2021; Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022 — Starting on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces where it will remain until Jul 27, 2021; it will then retrograde into Aquarius for a few months, and then return to Pisces from Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022. Jupiter in Pisces will likely correspond to improved conditions for the areas above and/or expansion of the related projects (e.g., a greater variety of beverages, increased popularity of audio-visual equipment, improved movie sales, greater interest in swimming/fishing/going on cruises/etc., abundance of oil, increased focus on religion, increased floods, etc.). Other manifestations include increased volume of maritime transport, increased legal regulations of maritime transport/shipping/swimming/water usage/etc., spikes in infectious diseases but also enhanced abilities to treat the issues, increase in smuggling of drugs, increased drug or pharmaceutical usage/application/spread (e.g., a shipping container with some chemical is lost at sea and contaminates the water), and so on. 

Global: April 14 – May 24, 2022 — Mars in Pisces — On April 14, transiting Mars will switch signs and enter Pisces. This will bring the number of planets in Pisces to 4 (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune) for the next few weeks (April 14 – May 2, 2022). Expect increased news about related areas, incl. oil, gas, chemicals, pharma, floods, infectious diseases, drugs, deceptive activities, etc. Mars in Pisces may bring focus on fighting over related resources, upsets or disagreements over related projects, and increased accidents or attacks in the related domains (e.g., fighting over oil or gas deliveries, disagreements over the value of some chemicals, maritime accidents, oil spills, fires involving oil refineries/ships/ports, volcanic activities near a body of water or under water, etc.). The probability of a dangerous situation, fighting, or an eruption (e.g., a fire at an oil rig, an attack on oil refinery, an underwater volcanic eruption, infectious disease spike, attack on or by mentally unstable individual, etc.) will peak around May 15-20, 2022 when Mars Neptune conjunction in Pisces is the closest.

USA: April 2022 – April 2023 — Increased focus on real estate, mortgages, loans, savings, bank assets, farming, land ownership, security of the food supply, and homeland security. Jupiter (laws, expansion) will transit through the 4th house of bank assets, savings, real estate, land, farming, etc. in US natal chart from mid April 2022 until late April 2023. At that time, the inventory of available real estate may increase and new laws affecting real estate prices and availability may be passed (e.g., tax reforms or acts that ensure fair treatment of buyers/renters). In late May 2022, Neptune will also enter the 4th house of the US chart, which will further increase focus on banks’ assets, real estate, property/land ownership, etc. Initially, prices may increase or there may be a rush to complete related projects (e.g., offload inventory or buy a house) before the new regulations kick in, followed by concerns about the “flood” of inventory and/or mortgages “under water.” Previously, when Jupiter entered US 4th house back in May of 2010, new home sales plummeted after surging in March and April, because of the concerns about the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. At another time as Jupiter was entering US 4th house (1986-87), the Tax reform Act of 1986 was passed, which apparently contributed to the distress in the real estate industry. “The Act phased out many investment incentives for rental housing… It also discouraged real estate investing by eliminating the deduction for passive losses.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Reform_Act_of_1986)

USA/France: Nov 2021 – June 2022 — AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021) – On Sep 15, 2021 Sun/Neptune opposition squared France’s Saturn in the 9th house in Sagittarius (difficulties and confusion in international relationships). At the same time, Sun passed over Neptune (navy) in the US chart, while transiting Neptune opposed US Neptune; the Sun/Neptune transiting opposition squared US Mars (military). In general, France’s Saturn (responsibility, losses, difficulties) opposes US Mars (action, military). Also, the North Node of the Moon conjuncted France’s North Node within minutes on the day of the announcement. Moreover, the Nodes turned Rx on 9-13-21 indicting a reversal in some important direction. Transits by and to Moon Nodes occur during events that affect large groups of people and have widespread effect. The France’s (and currently transiting) Nodes are in Gemini (NN) and Sagittarius (SN) indicating focus  on transportation / communication / commerce / laws /international relations / immigration.

Transiting Neptune (navy, confusion, deception, water, chemicals, pharma, contamination, etc.) will continue to hover around the same degrees of Prices (20-25) for months. This means that issues in the areas above (navy as well as any other Neptunian areas) that first came up in mid-Sep 2021 could drag on through the spring – early summer of 2022. Periodically, as faster planets, incl. Sun and Mars, form difficult aspects to these same degrees (conjunction, square or opposition), there may be increased tensions and/or  follow up developments. In particular, for France early Nov, 2021 (esp. Nov 3-6, 2021 +-1 week) look tense — Neptune will square France’s Saturn while Mars will be going over France’s Jupiter and Neptune (assertive actions involving international partners, disputes related to navy, great hopes, promise of [almost unlimited] expansion, arguments over legal issues, passing new laws in a hurry). After that, the following time periods may bring additional developments related to Neptunian domains, incl. navy (for France and/or US): Dec 2021 (esp. 7-9, 11-17, 25-31), Jan 10-18, 2022; March 1-13, 2022; March 23 –  Apr 30, 2022 (esp. Apr 4-5); May 11-19, 2022; June 10-17, 2022. 

USA & Global: For the US, Aug, 2021 – Feb, 2024 (esp. +- 1-2 weeks around Mar 1, 2022, +- 1-2 weeks around Aug 1, 2022, Nov 2022 – mid Jan 2023, +- 1-2 weeks around Apr 1, 2023, Jul-Aug 2023, Oct-Nov 2023) — General themes of confusion or miscommunication related to military, leadership, sports, stock markets and any risky activities (gambling, racing, fighting, etc.) will persist as transiting Neptune will continue to make difficult aspects to the US Mars, Neptune, and then enter into the 4th house (homeland security, food supply, safety, stability, farming, land, real estate, banks’ assets, savings, etc.). Difficult transits of Neptune are generally associated with excessive precipitation, pollution, confusion, deception, and lack of clarity. For the US, Neptune’s transit may bring, among other things, excessive flooding, problems with chemicals (e.g., misuse of fertilizers, water supply pollution, etc.), problems with misuse of medicines/drugs (rise in addictions?), real estate problems (flood damage, soil erosion, contamination, mortgages “underwater,” entities re-defining zones or some geographical/administrative units, etc.), concerns about some banks engaging in deceptive practices, and problems for oil industry (lack of clear direction, pollution, spills). 

During the same time frame, the US will experience a slowly unfolding Pluto return as well as an opposition of the transiting Pluto the US Mercury (in the 8th house of investments/rates, ruling the 7th and 10th houses of partnerships and leadership, respectively). In the US chart, Pluto is in the 2nd house of banks/money and rules the 12th house of secrets, endings, hidden places, navy, oil, damp/wet places, hospitals, elder care facilities, etc. Difficult transits of Pluto are associated with the revelation of secrets, spying, unearthing previously buried things (can be literally like excavating something and burying it elsewhere), scandals, violent attacks, power struggles, power changing hands, changes in how the power is generated/used (e.g., by power plants, powerful corporations, governmental structures, individual leaders, etc.), and the overall destruction of some old ways to rebuild from the scratch (police reform? governmental changes?). 

In the summer and fall of 2023, there will be a few difficult transits, for the US and globally, indicative of major industrial accidents, disasters (e.g., fires, plane crashes, shipwrecks, etc.), bad weather events (e.g., major storms), earthquakes, violent attacks or military coups (esp. July-Aug and Oct-Nov 2023, in particular around July 31, Aug 13, Aug 21, Oct 4, and Nov 11). In 2023, during these same time periods (Jul-Aug and Oct-Nov), there may be increased activities or problems involving recycling facilities, mines, underground storage, power plants and especially nuclear power plants/weapons (e.g., a large storm causes a flood and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear plant).  

Update (10.10.21): As a part of the ongoing transit of Pluto to US Mercury — Increased focus on negotiations, deals, contracts, commerce, transportation, communication, and education. The effect of the transit may manifest as negotiations that involve manipulations, power plays, extortions, or some other underhanded activities. Alternatively, the negotiations and deals may involve underground or hidden locations (e.g., mines, underground storage, tunnels, caves, cemeteries, prisons) and companies that generate power or clean up trash (esp. nuclear power plants and recycling plants). The news about companies in these areas may involve hidden/secret plans, taxation, insurance fraud, or pollution (e.g., a company is suspected of hiding evidence of environmental pollution, some entity engages in blackmailing or tax avoidance). Since Pluto/Mercury opposition activates 2nd and 8th houses in the US chart, issues related to finance, banks, earnings, taxes, insurance, rates, currency value, etc. may all come up — again, there may be concerns about hidden or manipulative activities. 

Pluto is also associated with debt and default — difficult transits to US Mercury and Pluto may manifest as a large company or even utility defaulting, declaring bankruptcy, going under etc. in the related areas, inlc. Plutonian domains, such as power plants (esp. related to nuclear power), recycling facilities, trash removal facilities, facilities responsible for storing trash, morgues, prisons; and Mercurial domains, such as communication and transportation companies, rental car companies, car manufacturers, social media companies, airlines, payment processors, retail stores, and so on. For ex., when transiting Pluto squared US Pluto back in July 1983, the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history took place when the Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted on $2.25 billion in bonds (https://www.historylink.org/file/5482). WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants by issuing billions of dollars in municipal bonds in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, because of extremely poor project management, construction on some plants was canceled, and completion of the remaining plants seemed unlikely. Consequently, the take-or-pay arrangements that had been backing the municipal bonds were ruled void by the Washington State Supreme Court. As a result, in 1983, the WPPSS had the largest municipal debt default in history. (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/w/whoops.asp)

Finally, in the US we can expect major financial reforms affecting banking system (esp. in 2022), USD value, banks’ stability, electronic payments, banking structure, FDIC, mortgage rates, taxes, insurance, etc. In particular, there may be some adjustments involving Federal Reserve System. When transiting Pluto opposed US Pluto in 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 was passed and was signed into law by the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act changed the structure and power distribution in the Federal Reserve System that began with the Banking Act of 1933. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_Act_of_1935) Under the conjunction of transiting Pluto to US Pluto (2021-2024, esp. 2022-23), we can again expect similar developments — possibly some updates to the regulations that were initially signed into law in 1935, or, some new regulations affecting central control of the monetary system. This may be done to simply improve economic stability, but it may also be necessary to address some financial concerns. In particular, Aug 1, 2022 (+- a couple of days) may be a time of unpleasant surprises involving financial institutions, banks as well as airlines, telecoms, IT, and social media companies — an entity may declare bankruptcy, abruptly cancel some projects, experience major service disruptions, and so on. This will likely be accompanied by significant volatility in the value of currencies and/or cryptocurrencies. The situation may unfold much quicker than expected and come as a shock. On Aug 1, 2022, Mars and Uranus will conjunct North Node in Taurus = lightening strike, electric shock, fire, explosion, construction site, bank, financial institution, currency = likely, a shake-up involving a bank or currency. Uranus also involves airlines, electric cars, electronic gadgets, social media, electronic payments, aerospace, etc. — these areas may also experience some sudden problems, either independently (e.g., a bad storm causes a prolonged power outage) or in relation to some financial issue (e.g., default, financial policy changes, currency volatility, etc.).   

China: Aug 2 – Oct 8, 2021; Apr 18 – May 24, 2022; Dec 5, 2022 – Mar 11, 2023 — Increased focus on international relations and partnerships, esp. those that involve military and weapons deals or sports. Some surprising deals may be reached, agreements with unusual partners may be entered into, old agreements may suddenly be broken, and in general, there may be many surprises. Additionally, there may be increased focus on sports, communication, and transportation — these areas may see sudden changes and innovations, but there may also be an increased number of accidents, service outages (esp. due to sudden fires/explosions), and abrupt turn-abouts (e.g., a partner is added and then  suddenly dropped, a leader is promoted and then suddenly removed). 

Haiti: Aug 2021 – Sep 2022 — A series of difficult transits may bring problems for the country in the form of sudden upsetting events (e.g., quakes or bad storms). During this time, the country may undergo a process of re-birth of some sort where a previous established order is replaced with a new one. In particular, there may be earthquakes and problems with power losses. At the same time, power plants and/or networks of all sorts as well as airport facilities can be rebuilt or significantly revamped — this may be a planned improvement or as a response to some damaging event. In Aug-Oct 2021, Uranus (sudden jolts, accidents, electricity, airports, networks, power loss) is tightly square the country’s Moon Nodes (wide spread meaningful events affecting public), while at the same time transiting Moon Nodes will square the country’s Pluto (death/rebirth, major transformation, massive power, power plants, power struggles, mining, underground, recycling [turning old trash into valuable power source]). In 2022, several more time periods will see inauspicious transits to the country’s chart (mainly to Pluto, Nodes, Mars, Saturn, and/or Neptune): the end of Jan, early Mar, late Mar, April to May, mid to late Sep. At this times, there is an increased chance of a bad weather event, power losses, power struggles, or some major reforms to improve infrastructure/build a new power plant/open a new recycling facility/etc.

OIL: The dates below may see important news related to oil, gas, chemicals, infectious diseases/pandemic, transportation over water (incl. oil tankers), transportation or storage of liquids (incl. oil, gas, and various chemicals), water pollution, oil pipeline damage, oil leaks, oil transportation challenges, etc. For example — flu outbreak affects travel, which in turn affects oil prices; hurricane or floods impact oil and gas production, refining, or delivery; oil or chemical spill pollutes a body of water and the responsible party’s stock goes down; oil prices rise on the news of oil transportation being delayed; oil prices drop on pandemic concerns; etc. This is a look at a glance and subject to adjustments as I do additional research. Updates will be highlighted and dated.

2022

  • Dec 29, 2021 – May 10, 2022; Oct 28 – Dec 20, 2022 — Jupiter in Pisces; the period should generally correspond to the increase in oil and gas prices. This period will likely also bring excessive precipitation, significant floods, and expansion of activities and projects related to navy, ships, chemicals, drugs, and medicines. 
  • Apr 4-12, 2022 (+- few weeks) — Possible major floods, large-scale oil leaks, flu epidemic or some other infectious disease outbreak, also, an oil price drop due to oil glut. Oil price may go up in the weeks prior to April 2022, peak around early-to- mid April and go down, possibly on concerns about a surplus of excess oil. There may also be concerns about an excessive number of vessels used for floating oil storage along with increased news about bad weather — taken together, this will increase the probability of an oil spill and other problems, esp. in late Mar to May, 2022.
  • Update (04.24.22): Apr 26-28, 2022 (esp. the 27th) — Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Strong focus on the value of and profits from oil, gas, chemicals, etc. We may hear about new sales, deals, or contracts. The price of oil and gas may go up (esp. on 26-27). We may see an inverted V pattern with the price rising on the 26-27 and reversing to down on the 27-28 on the news of some agreement/sale. 
  • Update (04.24.22): April 28-29, 2022 — Venus Jupiter conjunction in Pisces — The price of oil (incl. plant-based and animal-fat-based) and gas may go up. 
  • Update (04.17.22): May 15-20, 2022 — Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces — Increased and likely upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs) or disagreements about the production, delivery, or contracts related to oil and gas. Additionally, there may be increased anger and fighting over related projects (e.g., drilling, pipelines, delivery, sales, etc.). There may even be an attack on or a fire at a facility that processes oil, gas, chemicals, or manufactures petroleum-based products. Update (05.01.22): During two recent Mars Neptune conjunctions, in Dec/Jan 2016-2017 and Dec 2018, OPEC announced oil production cuts. I see that OPEC+ is set to meet on May 5, 2022 and, according to Reuters, it is expected to “stick to its existing deal and agree another small output increase for June” (https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/opec-likely-agree-another-oil-output-increase-june-sources-say-2022-04-28/). Under Mars Neptune conjunction, an agreement may be hard to reach at this time. There will likely be disagreements or even fights (Mars) about oil-related issues (Neptune), possibly over concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 (Neptune) in China. Additionally, Jupiter (abundance, fat, easy going, long distance shipping) will move from Pisces (oil, gas, water, pharma, chemicals, navy) to Aries on May 11, 2022 — this indicates changes in supplies or availability of Neptunian products (incl. oil and gas), such as a reduction in inventory or less favorable conditions for shipping goods internationally (esp. by water). Since Aries rules things like sports, competition, weapons, wars, heat, fire, and surgery, Jupiter (abundance) transiting through Aries is expected to facilitate the expansion of related projects (e.g., hotter than usual summer dries up water supply, weapons sales increase, new surgical procedures are developed, many coaches or athletes take on new roles, etc.).

2025

Likely, a major reversal point for the oil prices (a new multi-year trend will likely begin).

Generally, increased focus on Neptunian matters (incl. oil price, oil spills, water pollution, clean water shortage, maritime accidents, pandemics, biowarfare, etc.) the entire year with periods of heightened risk for accidents and disasters. For ex., around Feb 1, 2025 could be one such disaster and it may result in a major oil price reversal. Apr 25, 2025 looks bad too… danger of an accident or disaster. Jul 21, 2025 may see some public event or announcement related to oil etc. and this event/news may elicit anger (e.g., the magnitude of pollution is covered up, the responsible party’s fine is deemed too low, some important details are obscured in a report, etc.). Aug 12, 2025 also looks tense. There may be multiple accidents/disasters/epidemic waves throughout the year; alternatively, one large disaster strikes early in 2025 (and/or a pandemic begins) and the rest of the year is spent on cleanup, restoration, repairs, and healing.

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Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces May 2022 — Disruptive events may affect oil and gas prices

On May 15-20, 2022, Mars will conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This may coincide with accidents, fires, skirmishes, protests and other upsetting events related to oil, gas, pharma, chemicals, navy, floods, beverages, movies, music, drugs, religion, deception, etc. 

Specific possible manifestations include: Fire at a marina, a maritime accident, escalation involving navy, volcanic eruption near water (or on an island, or under water), an attack on oil refinery, fire at an oil rig, fire at a chemical plant, spread of an infectious disease (something that spreads through liquids, thrives in damp places, or is associated with polluted water [ e.g., cholera]), fire involving chemicals/hospitals/prisons, riot at a prison, attack on a hospital/place of warship, and so on. 

At this time, especially on May 16-17, we may see a large drop in the markets and upsetting news about oil and gas prices. There may be a drop in oil and/or gas prices on concerns about disrupted travel (e.g., due to lock-downs). 

See below a few examples of events that occurred under tense Mars Neptune transits in the past few years. Typical events included important announcements about oil (e.g., OPEC oil production cuts), chemical accidents or fires, oil or chemical spills, maritime transportation accidents, attacks on places of warship, volcanic eruptions on an island/near or under water, and bad weather involving water/ice damage (excessive rains, typhoons). 

If you have other examples, please share them in the comments!

Mars conjunct Neptune

DECEMBER 2016 –  JANUARY 2017

  • January 1, 2017 — The activation of the landmark OPEC/Non-OPEC crude oil production accord. Reached in Vienna, Austria, in early December 2016, the agreement entailed 24 of the world’s leading oil producers committing to removing around 1.8 million barrels/day of crude oil from global supplies from the beginning of 2017 over an initial six-month period that can be extended for another six months. The principle aim was to help ease an oversupply situation. (https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/press_room/4052.htm)

DECEMBER 2018

APRIL 2019

JUNE, 2020

Mars square Neptune

JANUARY 2020

APRIL 2021

  • April 9, 2021 — Piney Point FL wastewater leak 2021 — On March 25, 2021, leaks were discovered in the containment wall of a 77-acre pond holding approximately 460 million gallons of wastewater at a former phosphate plant at Piney Point, Florida, about 20 miles south of Tampa. On April 3, officials were notified that a potential breach of the south reservoir at the facility could flood roads and homes and wash into Tampa Bay. On April 9, the damage to the containment walls appeared to be localized, and steps were taken to contain the potential for further containment failure. Additionally, approximately 215 million gallons of wastewater had been discharged to the port; however, all controlled discharges of untreated water to Port Manatee and Piney Point Creek have been ceased since that day. (http://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/what-we-do/disasters/disasters-activations/piney-point-florida-wastewater-leak-2021)

Multiple transportation (Mars in Gemini, Gemini = transportation, communication, Mars = accident) accidents involving chemical spills:

  • April 10, 2021 — CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chemical and diesel spill close I-75 South for hours. According to Tri-community volunteer fire department, 200 gallons of chemicals and diesel spilled on the interstate after a crash around one o’clock p.m. (https://www.wdef.com/chemical-diesel-spill-close-75-south-hours/)

Update (05.18.22; original post was published on May 8, 2022): 

MAY 2022 — Mars Conjunct Neptune

The effect of the conjunction will dissipate from May 21 onwards. The next difficult Mars square Neptune transit will take place on November 17-25, 2022. At that time, we can again expect an uptick in similar types of events (e.g., disruptions for the oil/gas industry, arguments over oil/gas, accidents involving oil spills, contamination of a body of water/beverages, attacks on the place of worship, attacks by mentally unstable individuals, spread of some infectious disease, chemical fire, etc.).

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