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"KEEPING ABREAST OF THE TIMES WITH ASTROLOGY"..... TRENDS FOR 2017.
This is how the planets may influence the trends in this cycle ahead!
Throughout 2017 the world will be exposed to many mind-blowing and surprising political crises and economic transformations due to the influence of a number of very attention-grabbing planetary aspects prompting major events throughout the year. The first sign of critical change will be witnessed between January and April when Mars (action), Jupiter (law and government), Saturn (limitation), Uranus (unexpected liberation) and Pluto (transformation) form a protracted period of economic and political uncertainty due to higher financial interest rates, changeable diplomatic relations, global trade and policy variations, defence matters, immigration, welfare and employment. This will be followed by a double whammy combination of planets when Mars (aggression) clashes with Saturn (limitation) and forms a link with Uranus (surprise) during May influencing a volatile and extraordinary time for stock market and financial trading. Then, just when everyone thinks, "Wow, that has been a stirring and surprising five months of political, economic, financial excitement and unrest" - then, out of the blue comes the aggressive combination of Mars (caustic), Jupiter (development), Uranus (erratic) and Pluto (readjustment) forming a huge and brisk redevelopment and political repair cycle around the globe from June to November. That final cycle will be interesting and compelling for investors.
What a year 2017 will be, full of interesting negotiations, shock and counter surprise, as countries versus countries and to top it off, that weighty official hammer of law and order will appear from time to time to ‘KO' many political and corporate leaders against corruption tax-evasion and malpractice. With a number of new heads, presidents, prime ministers, government officials, bankers, corporate bodies, investors on the scene during 2017 and especially with a reshuffle at the United Nations, this will be one of the most colossal and demanding clean-up years seen for decades as the world embraces tremendous positive, political and economic change.
What can the world population expect throughout 2017, you may ask? Jupiter, planet of law and order and expectation, will be in transit through the balanced sign of Libra until October 10, 2017. During this year, financial and economic uncertainty will be frequent as new trade laws and policies are introduced that will induct countries to follow a different exchange path extinguishing previous stalemate diplomatic practices for more modern marketing, bargaining and techniques. The introduction of new federal legislation, incentives and trading structures by the USA, including tariffs, is predicted to be challenged and debated by many countries. These new positive trade policies and agreements will eventually revolutionise the global financial and economic exchange cycle for many years into the future. New improved trade arrangements for countries this year will trigger many governments to rely more on their own innovated creativity, new developments, economic competiveness and hard work or suffer the consequences on the world market over the next two years.
During Pluto’s continuous transit though the business sign of Capricorn until 2024, new ground will be broken in diplomatic, business and trade circles from 2017 onward. In the long run a welcomed change will be seen for global investors, as greater economic stabilisation begins to slowly form as early as June, but especially from October 2017 into and throughout 2018 when Jupiter (abundance) moves into the financial sign of Scorpio for a twelve month cycle. However, the fiscal and economic changes throughout this year will not come easily because of a fluctuating dollar, Euro and Yuan. Initially, expect much cautiousness with international business, higher oil, gas and electricity prices, inflationary trends and a slump in global taxation revenue. The leaders of governments around the globe, including the United Nations, will also need to take the initiative and express a more positive attitude toward achieving reconciliation amongst destitute and hostile nations and implement new policies and techniques to resolve present day international disagreements and poverty. Re-building countries will be a mammoth task and will take years to complete, because money will be the problem.
According to the horoscope of the UN for 2017, transiting Pluto (corruption, covenants) will clash with the natal Jupiter (greed) and transiting Uranus (unexpected) will collide with natal Mars, creating internal favouritism, extravagance, budget blowouts, behind-the-scenes deals, procrastination and negativity with Security Council issues and internal Secretariat problems. The toothless United Nations and their so-called humanitarian ideals programs and global warming scenario are also predicted to reach a negative climax and re-ignite debate amongst many nations during 2017. The 193 countries who agreed to sign the Paris emissions agreement in 2016 can kiss their United Nations hundred billion dollar climate fund down the drain, as some countries will default due to confrontational immigration problems, economic hardship, disenchantment, scepticism and cynicism from constituents, who would rather see their hard-earned funds being distributed into their own country to regenerate industry, trade, employment opportunities, health, education, welfare services and infrastructure. The UN horoscope is predicted to undergo a critical corrective transformation in leadership, direction, funding methods, budget tightening and trusteeship policies over the next three years.
With Neptune (oil-gas) continuing through the compatible sign of Pisces, countries around the globe are predicted to continue using a higher content of fossil fuels due to low costs and consumer demand compared to costly wind farms and alternative renewables. During 2017 with the opposition of Jupiter (enlarge) and Uranus (oppose) influencing climate debate, some countries and their constituents will oppose the idea of their governments introducing any form of carbon tax, pricing or trading. Carbon trading will only encourage financial greed, fraudulent transactions and corruption and do absolutely nothing for so-called global warming.
We tend to forget that nature in all forms including climate runs in variable cycles (“the Alpha and the Omega the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”) It takes around 26,000 years for the solar planets to return to their respective places in the global horoscope and during this long period in transit, adverse and unusual weather cycles on our planet have created storms, floods, droughts, wild fires and the melting of snow and ice in arctic areas. However, the re-freezing over time does take place and the inconstant climate in the future will continue to come and go in these categories over the years and there is really nothing we can do to stop it. We also tend to forget about the 1200 or so undersea and surface active volcanos that are continually spewing out pollutants that upset the sea beds, coral reefs and living organisms.
The major pollution problems in this day and age is caused by humans, due to overcrowded population in certain areas, wars, destruction, deforestation, excessive fishing from the sea beds, sewerage, waste rubbish we accumulate and the way we dispose of it, but certainly not the weather. Trees need CO2 from us and they in return supply the globe with oxygen, so perhaps we should plant more trees and at the same time the UN should consider keeping people in their own countries to re-establish their native communities, restore infrastructure, employ, trade and live peacefully and respectively in their own habitat and custom?
During this noteworthy geophysical year we will encounter two Solar Eclipses, February 27 and August 22, and two Luna Eclipses on February 11 and August 8. These Eclipses usually affect countries in surprising forms, both in positive and negative ways either three months before, during, or three months after the celestial event and this year is no exception for the unexpected. These critical Eclipses will trigger many important international and local issues, bringing them to a head throughout this year. Below are countries on the astrological watch list for 2017 that will face challenging and difficult circumstances due to immigration, racial discrimination, human rights, unemployment, increased financial debt, negative and or corrupt political leadership, attempted assassinations, defective diplomatic relations, trade complications, economic unrest, political uncertainty, strikes, demonstrations, health and disease, welfare issues, terrorism or internal wars and a variation of severe weather cycles, floods and seismic activity.
Eire, Germany, USA, Tanzania, Libya, Syria, Liberia, Micronesia, Iraq, Iran, Mozambique, Great Britain, Slovakia, Yemen, Czech-Republic, Argentina, Guatemala, Colombia, Bolivia, United Nations, Albania, Sierra-Leone, Bhutan, El-Salvador, France, Uganda, Vatican, Singapore, Australia, Hungary, Brunei, Cambodia, New Zealand, Danzig, Bangladesh, Nepal, Peru, Guatemala, Biafra, India, Pakistan, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Greece, Zimbabwe, Russia, Yugoslavia federation, Kosovar, Japan, Venezuela, Iran, Luxembourg, Kenya, Maldives, Thailand, South Korea.
With Pluto (genocide) continuing a slow transit through Capricorn (resolution), terrorist activities throughout 2017 will continue, however the war against terror will start to subside due to greater public vigilance and a severe clamp down by global defence forces, police, security and intelligence agencies increasing their close cooperation of network information gathering and sharing. 2017 will be a difficult year for cybercrime, WikiLeaks, organised crime syndicates and criminals due to Saturn (frustration-limitation) continuing its final transit through Sagittarius (restricted-freedom) up until December 2017, making it difficult for law-breakers to achieve their plans. Critical dates for cyber disturbance, malware, terrorism, major crime, drug, kidnapping and human trafficking : Jan 5, 12, 18, 19, 21, 29, 31, February, 1, 22, 24, 28, May 10, 28, 29, 31, June 14, 18, 19, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, July 2, 4, 16, 18, 29, August 5, 8, 18, 22, September 1, 5, 10, 15, 24, October 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 23, November 4, 11, 18, 19, 21, 27, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 9, 20, 30. Jupiter (legal balance) will influence the system to establish new superior legal penalties for certain crimes and also consider releasing low risk existing inmates through reduced sentences to clear overcrowded correctional facilities.
Global financial and trading markets throughout 2017 will produce some exciting moments and traders should be on full alert to capitalise on the opportunities that will be made available. There will be some great rallies as confidence grows with investors, especially in the USA. Unfortunately, for many who have multiple real estate investments with excessive mortgages, the USA Federal Reserve and the Australian Reserve Bank will be under pressure to increase interest rates throughout 2017 due to inflationary measures. Rate rises could be seen from February onward, with May and June looking likely for further increases. Gold and silver prices appear to show increases in the first four months of 2017, more so from July to September. The global economy shows constructive elevation from October 10 onward.
Stock markets overall could show positive trading during the months of January, March, April, May, June, September and November. Financial market during February, March, April, May, June, October and November. There appears to be no recession or depression in 2017, however there will be cautious and restrictive periods especially during January 18-21, January 28-February 3, February 21-28, March 9-25, March 31-April 7, April 19-25, May 10-13, May 16-31, June 5-7, 14-19, June 28-July 5, July 15-18, 23-29, August 1-18, September 1-5, 23-30, October 6-14, 25-30, November 3-5, 10-14, 19-21, 26-28, December 1-4, 9-11, 20-24. Care should be taken with all trading during these dates as world crises will ricochet on the market place.
Oil this year should hold around $48-54 per Brent Crude barrel as production stabilises with OPEC users and the oil countries come to a regular agreement. However, Saudi-Arabia will encounter problems and disagreements ahead as Pluto (deals) connects with Saturn (restriction) on the country’s horoscope. Russia’s closer links with the USA in 2017 could have a bearing on Oil and Gas pricing throughout the year, together with America reducing its imported supply from the Saudi’s. Dates to watch for oil and gas prices: January 3, 12, 13, 14, 23, 25, March 4, 5, 26, 28, 29, May 10, 12, 13, 27, 28, 29, June 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, July 17, 18, 19, August 11, 12, 13, September 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30, October 1, 24, 25, 26, November 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 28, December 3, 8, 10, 11, 27, 28, 30. Meat and Live Stock price should bring pleasing news for farmers throughout 2017 with excellent gains in live cattle exports and local market consumption. Pork will also fetch high and steady prices this year.
Donald Trump (Gemini) according to his horoscope will make a good president, his chart is starting exceptionally well on a positive note throughout 2017 and his chosen cabinet will be the best the USA has seen in office for many years. Instead of career diplomats doing most of the global negotiations and decision making, the world will witness a superb team of tough, disciplined, skilful negotiating and marketing business professionals who will show signs of turning the USA trade and economy around within the first twelve months in office. The individual horoscopes of his cabinet candidates appear unhampered by any major planetary difficulties during 2017. The world will be surprised and perhaps gobsmacked with such a fast forward development in a short period of time with the business actions of the new Trump government. The US media is predicted to have egg on their face in 2017.
How will Donald Trump (Gemini) USA and Xi Jinping (Gemini) China get along with each other? Surprise, surprise, they have a lot in common: both were born with compatible sun and moon signs and their relationship will be admirable, direct and tough. The men will respect each other and Xi Jinping will have a better working relationship with Trump than he had with Obama. When these two presidents meet officially for the first time, there will be caution, yet direct positive understanding with both parties. Neither party wants war, instead they will want equal economic opportunity, security, business organisation and cooperation. The present financial imbalance between the two countries will be the priority issue in their initial discussions. Trump will be pleased with his personal meeting with Xi Jinping, due to their cosmic empathy and compatibility. China has much to offer the USA and America has much to offer China; there will be new beginnings for both countries. Trump will have the knack of taking the “T” out of the word “Threat” in his negotiations and on no occasion will he show intimidation. Trump likes honesty.
Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull (Libra/Scorpio cusp) can expect an extremely challenging and problematic year especially during February, March, June, July, November and December. Mars (debates) and Uranus (opposition) will create much turmoil for him and force him to renege on certain budgetary plans and government promises and policies due to global economic changes, regulated trade, dwindling taxation revenue and a hostile opposition and Senate. He will experience a series of unexpected events that will test his ability as a leader. His popularity will be showing a decline within the liberal/coalition party and the electorate at large and he will be forced to make changes in his life’s direction that require significant reorientation. If Turnbull does not take charge and show stronger and forceful leadership from January 2017 onward, he will be battling to keep his leadership by May 2018.
According to Turnbull’s horoscope, he appears to be negatively suggestible, and tends to go in the opposite direction from any political pressure. His communication will falter in 2017 with a lot more “um’s and ah’s” instead of getting to the point of an issue quickly and positively. Turnbull and Trump will have a respectable, but not necessarily close relationship. Trump likes people with directness, motivation, determination and honesty, not people that sit on the fence, patronise and take time to do things. Some astrological advice for the Prime Minister and his entourage of foreign diplomats? They should have every commercial, defence and joint intelligence proposition detailed to the point of acute bargaining when discussing future free trade agreements and other governments business with the Trump government, otherwise they will be sent packing by the Americans. The new USA government in 2017 will not be time wasters, that's for sure, even though the US/Australian alliance is and will always be strong.
May 2017 Astrological Forecast
Stand by for an active, attention-grabbing and controversial political month, full of wallowing dialogue and rhetoric from politicians, officials and media around the globe and especially from Australia’s over optimistic and imaginative Treasurer Scott Morrison (Taurus). He will hand down the Australian Federal Budget 2017-18 at approximately 7.30pm (AEST) on Tuesday 9 May 2017 and what a persuading budget it will be. With a positive rising Moon in the zodiac sign of Scorpio (finances, secrets); he could not wish for a more appropriate time to boast his money-spinning formula for making Australia look economically stronger for the future. With the Moon (emotions) opposite his Sun (energy) and connecting positively with his natal Pluto (transformation) at budget time, Morrison will certainly want to be the centre of attention and receive recognition for his effort in formulating an unquestionable budget. This is the beginning of a fresh 12 month cycle for Morrison (Sun to Sun transit) and he will feel charged with new energy, vitality, and a sense of purpose. He will certainly make his influence felt at this time and any efforts he makes to advance his career or other important long-range goals will be very effective. Independent action, self-reliance, or taking on more of a future leadership position is also favoured. Morrison will have the green light this month.
During May, Mars (action) in Gemini (communication, action) and Jupiter (expansion) will form an encouraging aspect, influencing greater confidence by the electorate with the government’s future economic policies. Mercury (announcements) will also form a positive connection with Uranus (unexpected improvement, change) influencing an encouraging budget for infrastructure, utilities, transport, taxation, technology, education, new employment incentives, housing, defence, homeland security and health. These departments will receive a major plus in this budget, with welfare services, research, arts, pensions, immigration and overseas aid coming in secondary. The budget will leave room for future government improvements once the economy kicks in after October 2017.
Overall, Morrison’s budget is predicted to be well-accepted by the Australian electorate as he endeavours to formulate a positive future plan for greater economic security. There appear to be no major disappointments in this 2017-18 budget, except major debt will significantly escalate due to increased borrowings to pay for important budgetary promises. However, this should not be a catastrophic situation, with Jupiter (luck) moving into Scorpio (incomes) from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018 (first time for 12 years); this will assist the government over the 2017- 2018 cycle to relinquish a percentage of the present deficit due to heightened exports, increased taxation revenue, attracting greater overseas investment and tourism. When Jupiter moves into Sagittarius (negotiations, trade) on November 9, 2018, Australians will be surprised with the new opportunities that will be available during the next three years, together with improved employment and greater personal security for all Australians. The federal government’s popularity is predicted to rise in the polls during May after this budget is sold to the Australian electorate.
Taking a peek at the Asian situation, when viewing Kim Jong-Un's (Capricorn) horoscope and his planetary aspects, he would be classed as an overindulgent selfish “pussy” and coward, who is inclined to do everything to excess to try and impress others. He has an overpowering persistence and determination type of personality to get what he wants. However, he then finds that when he does get whatever it is he wants, he really did not want it after all. With his terrestrial aspects on his horoscope, he tends to talk about subjects he does not really understand but makes out that he does. He wants to be the kingpin by trying to accomplish tasks beyond his capabilities. Kim is extremely disillusioned about power and life in general and always wants to negatively assert himself to satisfy his own desires. Actually, he has an extremely destructive attitude about life. Deep down Kim is afraid of responsibility and has doubts about his competence to deal effectively with vital and important global matters. If anyone within his administration disagrees with his suggestion, it is prison or execution time. Secretly and behind the scenes, Kim Jong-Un would be a great pain in the backside to many of his military generals and members of the Chinese government (although they don’t admit it openly for fear of their own wellbeing and self-destruction)
Well, humanity can forget about World War III this month; there appear to be no major incidents on the global horoscope that will have North Korea going overboard with proposed nuclear muscle. Kim knows that if he was to start any serious skirmish he could not finish it, causing him self-ruin. This cycle ahead is an extremely major transformation cycle for Kim Jong-Un from May 1 to December 10, 2017, as Pluto (vindictive) co-joins his natal Sun (energy). Especially during the week of 24th-30th September, he will also have to watch his life’s direction and decision-making during this cycle as Pluto (destruction) crosses his natal Sun (authority). This is a one-off, once in a lifetime and extremely powerful aspect in his destiny. He could experience violence by the hands of others or engage in impulsive conflict with the USA and allies that would be his downfall.
However, it appears (according the Chinese horoscope) commonsense will prevail with a compromise between China’s executive and Kim Jong-Un. He does not like to lose face, it would embarrass him and his régime. With Mars in transit through Gemini (agreements) during May and then moving into Cancer (supplies) in June, there will be new economic sanctions placed on the country. During this 2017-18 period the future of North Korea faces a new direction. The 33 year old Kim Jong–Un has much to learn about global politics and during the remainder of this year a major situation will be resolved and he will learn and gain a greater capacity to perceive the future in a more compromising way.
The big positive planetary aspect this month is the Saturn (stability) and Uranus (inventive) combination bringing fruitful political negotiations to a head around the globe between the 10th and 28th. This combination will also be extremely beneficial with USA/China/North Korea negotiations. Mars (impatience) and Saturn (limitation) will be in opposition from the 28th until the 31st creating certain political upheavals to occur. However, this aspect will be countered by a positive Mars (initiative) and Uranus (dynamic) aspect that will calm down any sign of major conflict. This aspect will also kick start the global market place as it brings more stability and firms up economic structures. Greater patience is also influenced by this combination as the two planets bring together a more disciplined and compromising approach to global matters.
Viewing President Trump’s horoscope, Mars (action) will conjoin Uranus (abrupt), the Moon’s node (political actions) and his natal Sun (centre of attention) throughout May. President Trump’s first 100 days of presidency will be continuously negatively criticised by the media with false and misleading statements and opposing news regarding his achievements. The US Democrats still cannot believe they have lost the presidential election and will continue to sulk, huff and brood, creating negative innuendos about Trump and his policies. In fact, his horoscope is looking extremely positive for the remainder of 2017 and especially this month of May. Trump will be hot to trot this month especially between the 8th and 27th and a few direct executive decisions will be made that may upset many. This is a critical month for Trump and he should not be taken for granted; many sudden and unexpected rulings and undertakings will be made and take place. The pressure will be on and security around Trump will also be high due to intelligence information regarding threats.
With Mercury in direct transit through the zodiac sign of Aries (infrastructure) from the 3rd, the global stock markets that have previously been bearing, could see a positive turn around - especially from the 16th when Mercury enters the financial and investment sign of Taurus. Oil and gas prices will also be seen to stabilise especially during the 10th, 13th, 27th and 29th with favourable aspects for production appearing on the OPEC horoscope. Technology, utilities, health and commercial services could also show increased growth and gold and silver should remain steady overall. However, there could be a jump between the 11th and 14th as manufacturing and employment figures show a positive rise. Financial markets show positive movement especially on the 11th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 28th, 29th and 31st.
This month care should be taken with the storage of flammable goods and explosives, with the Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Moon’s node featuring strongly on the global horoscope, explosions, fire, industrial and speeding accidents, firearm incidents, murder, robberies, violent assaults, drug busts, political demonstrations and human trafficking offences will be up. From the 16th weather patterns could also see sudden cold snaps in the Southern hemisphere and sudden warmer temperatures in the North. Rain appears to favour intermittent showers rather than storms. Expect a few windy, gusty days throughout May.
Australian Prime Minister Turnbull will be overwhelmed when he travels to the USA to personally meet President Trump and take part in the Battle of the Coral Sea celebrations. With Mars (urgent) influencing Turnbull’s natal Moon (emotions) and Neptune (illusions) throughout May, the meeting will be amicable and he will undergo an extremely busy month with travel, conversations, negotiations, meetings, responding to letters and phone calls, and communications of all kinds enhancing important activities. A significant discussion or exchange of information is likely between himself and Trump and this is a good month for him to get the views of someone he respects. Mental demands, deadlines or unexpected "rush jobs" can generate a lot of stress for Turnbull during May. Tension headaches, edgy nerves, and snappishness are definitely possible over budget issues and his dealings with Trump and partners. With the Moon (emotions) hitting his natal Neptune (photos) let’s hope Turnbull does not make a fool of himself by taking “selfies” with President Trump. Mercury (communication) is in the sign of Aries (impatience) until May 16; Turnbull will also have to watch how many “Ah’s” he makes in his speeches to the press. Previously he said 21 “Ah’s” during a 3 minute interview. He will be under pressure during the 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 25th. However, his popularity will improve and he will continue through polls to be the preferred Prime Minister.
Favourable Days: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 28, 29, 30.
Cautious Days: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
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