MILTON'S ASTRO VIEWPOINT

 

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December 2019 Astrological Forecast

December’s long-awaited planetary combination of Jupiter (productive), Saturn (building), Uranus (inventive) and Pluto (readjustment), together with a solar eclipse, will be the recipe that opens the door to a huge astrological game changing cycle that will influence global transformations from now until March 23, 2020. Then from July 1, 2020 we will see interesting conservative corrections that will affect global politics, trade, utilities, land, agriculture and mining until December 19, 2020.

Currently there is continuous political unrest, agitation over a trade war, tensions in the South China Sea and accusations of corporate espionage around the globe that is affecting world trading markets. Fortunately, the first week of December signifies a positive array of planetary aspects that may soften the China/USA talks within one month and develop a compromise over tariffs and trade.

Jupiter (banking, investment, law and order, trust, trade expansion, capital assets, foreign affairs) moves into Capricorn (economy, commerce, agriculture, mining and manufacturing) for a 12- month cycle (first time for 12 years) beginning December 3, 2019 at 4:00am to December 19, 2020, 11:45pm AEST. With Jupiter in Capricorn, linking positively with Uranus (sudden and unexpected) in the fiscal sign of Taurus during the next four weeks, most trade negotiations, administration, agreements and world affairs signal a positive development regarding global cooperation between various countries and a lessening of unsettled violent demonstrations. Many international disputes, government changes, a clamping down of corruption, demonstrations, illegal immigration and political unrest, should reduce, temporarily boosting global stock markets and global economies during the December cycle.

However, this turning point of Jupiter/Uranus has other factors pending as history is about to repeat itself in many ways. Jupiter, planet of advancement and achievement in Capricorn (business) and Uranus in the sign of Taurus (finances) have not joined forces in this planetary zodiac combination since December 2, 1936 to December 20, 1937. It was during that period many global problems began to escalate behind the scenes with the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and their joint participation in the Spanish Civil War using the Nazi German Luftwaffe. During that year the Sino-Japanese War began, Japanese forces invaded China (often seen as the beginning of World War II in Asia). In Australia, rapid economic recovery occurred as primary produce exports increased, and the flow of imports rose. The Australian federal government at that time were also discussing an embargo of iron ore exports to Japan and new trade agreements with the USA.

Admittedly, and astrologically speaking, those days are history, however there are future warnings ahead in 2020, for Jupiter (expansion) will link with arch enemy Saturn (restriction) and join forces with corrupt Pluto (breaking down and rebuilding) so trade negotiations, governments, banks, stock markets and corporations can expect further transitional changes to the global economy brought about by the unpredictable New Moon/Solar eclipse on December 26, 3:13 pm AEST, onward. Expect an acceleration throughout 2020 of a global military build-up, especially with China, which is predicted to initiate around the world an increase in mining, weaponising uranium, rare earths, cobalt and other minerals, including the storage bank of DNA, for future clinical purposes.

Interesting to note, according to China’s horoscope, with Saturn (strict) and Pluto (determination) in the business sign of Capricorn, China will seem to be the major player in the global dominance of world trade, new infrastructure and military expansion of bases, including the storage of oil and rare earth business. This will be part of their useful weapon of debate in any future trade discussions and financial negotiations. Lithium, while not currently in short supply after a mine development boom in Australia and Chile, is tipped to become a critical metal from 2020 onward when manufacturing and sales of electric vehicles rise during the next decade or two.

Viewing China’s horoscope for December, Mars, planet of energy and aggression, will transit the secretive deals and financial sign of Scorpio. This will open the door for important financial transactions around the globe including Australia and New Zealand. With Mars (military) in the secret sign of Scorpio, China will throughout December increase their global espionage activities. Expansive Jupiter from December 3 onward will also combine with China’s natal Sun (first time for 12 years). This combination is predicted to launch China into an astonishing new 12-year economic growth cycle as it links with Saturn (binding) and Pluto (unscrupulous) regarding their Belt and Road Initiative. As Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto meet throughout 2020 in China’s business and trade sector, this will power a massive building program of new infrastructure, electronic communications, airfields, ports and rails systems connecting access for China into countries around the globe. China, throughout 2020, will begin to increase infrastructure construction, power, transport and utilities in underdeveloped countries for China’s long-term benefit. China’s intelligence-gathering activities will also enlarge throughout 2020 with covert activities targeting government personal, business executives, universities and local residence.

With Neptune (fluids) in Pisces (behind the scene deals) and Uranus in Taurus (expenditure-loans), expect a substantial increase of military establishments and hardware development on atolls in the South China Sea, together with new transport facilities, roads and bridges, pipelines, water diversion, mining, ports, rail, sea routes throughout Africa, Asia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Pacific islands, and seaways exploration as far south as Antarctica. Railways and transport infrastructure extensions will be improved through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to Russia, all with the aim of creating what China calls a “modern Silk Road” trading route that will kick-start a new era of globalisation.

Should the world be worried about China over the next decade? Absolutely, the Chinese under the direction of Premier Xi Jinping (Gemini) are determined to influence and control many governments through capitalising undeveloped countries with massive loans and infrastructure programs that cannot possibly be repaid in the future. This will allow future access for China who will eventually take control of land mass and establish new military bases, hardware and electronic surveillance in specific countries. Believe it or not, according to China’s horoscope from May 17, 2023 to July 7, 2025, with Uranus (sudden and unexpected) clashing adversely for the first time in 84 years with the country’s natal Mars (aggressiveness), China will be a threat to world peace. This will also be a critical time for the USA during that cycle as the country will enter a new presidential period of change and increased financial debt. With the USA presently holding a debt of $22 trillion, we could see the Chinese Yuan beginning to under-rate the value of the US dollar and become a major trading currency during this decade. As 2020 is not far away, it is predicted to be a difficult year for global trade due to long term planetary aspects that will form for the first time since the 1770s. It is imperative that world governments get it right in the next 12 months, otherwise suffer the consequences.

CLIMATE CHANGE
Australia has always been known as the “sunburnt” country, ever since European discovery and establishment from the 1600s. The country has constantly encountered drought, fire, cyclones and flood through the everchanging rotating degrees of the “cosmos”. Adverse conditions have been rife, especially in Australia over the past decade and general weather conditions globally have been devastating and costly to farmers, agriculturists, the general economy and household cost of living.  However, many climate alarmists, universities, teachers and school children are becoming paranoid that the planet has a short time to survive an approaching major catastrophe of “Climate Change” and we are all going to perish into the doomsday syndrome.

Realistically, this planet has continuously been travelling through so-called climate change for the past 4.5 billion years and will continue to acclimatise over the next millions of years. Rest assured, we will all adapt to change as we have done in the past. Everything in this world runs in cycles -- birth, living and death = Alfa and Omega. It takes approximately 26,000 years for the planets in our solar system to complete their rotational cycle together. Also, roughly every 2,000 years we encounter a recurring tilt of the earth backward and forward movement in conjunction with the moon cycles, influencing tides, solar winds, temperatures, rainfall and general weather conditions.

If we measure back in history, the first real major wildfires in Australia were recorded on February 6, 1851 and were called “Black Thursday” when the states of Victoria and South Australia encountered massive destruction of settlements, ten people lost their lives and the temperature throughout Melbourne in the shade on that day was recorded at 47 degrees Celsius. Since that date Australia has continued to combat many hundreds of “Black” days wildfires to this present day, with loss of human life, and many thousands of sheep, cattle, poultry and wildlife that perished. Astrologically, during that February 6, period of “Black Thursday” 1851, the planets Saturn (serious), Uranus (unexpected) and Pluto (devastation) were all aligned and triggered off by the moon in opposition.

Interesting also to note, most of the recorded wildfires (apart from lightning strikes) have been ignited by humans, not global warming and climate change. Arson will continue to be a major problem for fire fighters.

Cyclones, storms and floods have also been common in Australia since March 1799—the Hawkesbury River floods in 1809, the Derwent River flooded in Tasmania. During the 1800s to this present-day, critical storms, cyclones and floods have devastated many towns and agriculture pastures. In 1856, New South Wales and South Australia appointed government astronomers to record meteorological data and predict future weather conditions. Government astronomers were also appointed in Victoria in 1856, in Queensland in 1860, Tasmania in 1882 and Western Australia in 1896.

So, let us all be practical about the subject of “Climate Change and Global Warming”. Ask yourself, where was all this paranoia, exaggeration, media hype and fiction about global warming and climate change during the 1700s to the year 2000? It was not until Al Gore (Aries) failed in his bid as president of the USA from 2004, he decided to co-launch his climate fund, Generation Investment Management, a company that manages assets of institutional investors, such as pension funds, foundations and endowments, as well as those of high net worth individuals from offices in London and Washington. His sham film makers also decided to make loads of money out of the subject of “Global Warming” and his “Climate Change” crusade. He has over the years hoodwinked the United Nations, industry and global population and is known for hiding the truth.

For many, the so-called global warming and climate change fiasco is nothing but a hoax, initially established only to scare the global population and encourage the greedy investor to manipulate money from the gullible public by investing in solar and other types of renewables. Yes, there is a place for renewables, however, energy costs have escalated immensely since solar became the “word” and will continue to rise in cost price until low emitting coal power stations, gas, hydrogen, hydro or nuclear power stations are established by federal and state governments authorities in the future to supply baseload energy. People forget that trees and shrubs need and absorb the carbon dioxide to maintain growth and in turn release oxygen for us living specimens to inhale and stay alive. It is called Cycles. If you have zero carbon you will have zero trees.

POLITICS
Boris Johnson
The United Kingdom general election on December 12 involves a full moon in the zodiac signs of Sagittarius and Gemini. Interesting to note Boris Johnson (Gemini) will have the moon opposite his communication planet Mercury on election day. Johnson's government will be re-elected, and he as Prime Minister, however his majority may be lower than he expected, possibly in the electorates of Wales and Scotland (according to the UK horoscope). Friday 13 December is certainly not an unlucky day for Boris, he will be biting at the bit to get started and to settle the Brexit problem as quickly as possible. He will be making some clear decisions on where he is headed and what his next move will be to achieve his government's goals. Johnson’s first week will be difficult and frustrating for him, with Mercury (communication), Venus (relationships), and Saturn (obstacles) all slightly off balance for the week. These aspects will create a frustrating time for negotiations with parties, sorting out his cabinet and the Brexit issues. All will turn out satisfactory by the new moon and eclipse on December 26 onward.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump (Gemini) will be in for a challenging month of criticism by media and argument by bureaucrats especially during December 3-6 with Mercury (debate) and Mars (aggression) in conflict. With Mars (argument) also clashing with Pluto (contempt), he will feel he has to fight for what he wants or believes in, and he will be very clear, decisive, and convincing. There is no doubt Trump will tend to stir up more controversy or competitive feelings than is necessary over his impeachment process. With Mars (energy) forming a positive aspect with his natal Venus (balance) and Saturn (stability) during the new moon eclipse on the 26th opposite his zodiac sign of Gemini, this will astrologically assist Trump with a “key” out of jail, for the festive season. Trump's horoscope indicates he will overcome his impeachment process through the Senate debate, much to the anguish of Nancy Pelosi (Aries), the Democrats house speaker and media. The USA economy and employment has never been so good for many years and, according to Trump's horoscope, he is predicted to gain popularity from July 2020 as he runs for a second Presidential term.

Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg (Aquarian) has now launched himself into the presidential political race as a nominee for the Democrats. Bloomberg is very much an individualist with great determination and enthusiasm who, in astrological terms, would make a confident President of the USA. He can be unrestrained, forceful and extremely energetic for his age of 77 years and at times is completely uninhibited, believing that he must be free to do whatever he wants. With $58 billion in the kitty, he would not have any trouble getting his message across to the American electorate.

The Mars/Uranus aspect of Bloomberg's horoscope certainly gives him courage and drive to accomplish his objectives. He is a positive doer and a problem solver—not a talker, however he does tend to have double standards as he is forceful in making demands of others, but not equally prepared to fulfil what is expected of himself. On economics and foreign issues, Bloomberg tends towards a conservative or moderate stance, backs free trade, climate change action, law and order. Watch his popularity soar from March 2020 when Saturn (responsibility) moves into his zodiac sign of Aquarius (first time for 29 years). He is predicted to be the front runner for the Democrats against Trump for the 2020 presidential election.

Scott Morrison
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be in for a controversial yet overall favourable month, apart from a little pressure on the 1st, 3rd, 13th, 17th, 19th, 23rd. With Mars conjoining Morrison’s natal Neptune (water) and Moon (home-commodities) and opposite his own sign of Taurus (finances), he will be highly ambitious, full of optimism and enthusiasm for new enterprises and planned infrastructure. In fact, he may be foolishly overconfident and take on more challenges than he can really meet. This can, in fact, be a very productive time for Morrison if he can keep his expectations within reasonable bounds.

Some of Morrison’s cherished hopes and dreams meet sobering realities in December as he will set plans into motion for vast infrastructure programs for 2020. Amongst his government’s future works planning, he will be pressured by party members and constituents over new proposed roads and highways, bridges, an Australian water diversion scheme, dams, inland irrigation projects designed to irrigate and drought-proof areas such as Western Queensland, New South Wales and areas of South Australia. During 2020 – 2024, farmers and country towns should benefit through new work and re-settlement programs. Morrison’s leadership and popularity will continue to lead in the polls. 

WORLD
Unfortunately, due to the continuous slowness of transits with the outer planets forming adverse aspects with the various nations’ horoscopes, the following countries will continue to be astrologically on the watch list for December. Caution is advised when travelling to these places due to possible continuous unexpected adverse economic conditions,  weather or political disruption: Cameroon, Turkey, Syria, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Cape-Verde Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Madagascar, Monaco, Portugal, Oman, Malta, Columbia, Malaysia, Brazil, North Korea, Russia, Liechtenstein, Namibia, Eire, Swaziland, Botswana, Kosovar, Singapore, Serbia, New Zealand, USA, Romania, Morocco, Dominican Republic, Greece, Mozambique, Vietnam, Tunisia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Ghana, France, Spain, Israel, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Grenada, Saotome-Principe, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Nepal, Seychelles, Angola, Timor, Ethiopia, Congo, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Albania, Belgium, Venezuela, Thailand, Canada, India, Costa-Rica, Khalistan, Brunei, Cyprus, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, Uruguay, Peru.

Fortunately, throughout 2020 many of the slow planetary aspects will clear from some of these countries, bringing more peaceful surroundings and favourable travel.

MARKETS
December’s planetary aspects generally favour the trading month for investment with a few surprises showing as Jupiter (fortunate) meets positively with Uranus (change) during the 12th -20th. Oil and gas prices show an increase from the 7th and retailers could have a boost with sales during the 21st-24th when Mars (rush) meet favourably with Pluto (bargains).

With China buying up gold, you could see gold make a bullish charge from March 23, when Saturn (securities) moves in the zodiac sign of Aquarius (trading), first time for 29 years. Gold mining around the globe is expensive and slowing, so this planetary combination will soon push up the price of gold. Mining stocks and precious metals will be worth watching as from December 3, 2019 onward and into 2020, there will also be a demand for iron ore and copper in 2020. Jupiter (expand) in Capricorn (mining) should be worth watching. Hold onto your blue-chip stocks, they will jump in value.

The following ASX trading days may assist investors. Use the plus and minus method overall for the trading days. Care should be taken with minus days as they will fluctuate hourly on a positive throughout the day and possibly end up minus at closing:
Trading Days: 2+, 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+, 7-, 8-, 9+, 10+, 11+, 12-, 13-, 16+, 17+, 18+, 19- 20-, 21+, 23+, 24+, 27+, 30-, 31+.
Agriculture: 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 23, 26, 27. 
Biotech: 4, 5, 18, 19, 27.
Energy: 1, 2, 6, 19, 23, 30.
Metals: 6, 13, 16, 24, 27.
Financials: 9, 10, 11, 23, 31.
Gold: 16, 17, 19, 24.
Silver: 4, 13, 23.

GENERAL
Jupiter (large amounts of money) will enter Capricorn (business) for the first time in 12 years on December 3, at 4:20 am AEST and team up optimistically with Uranus (extraordinary) during the 12th -20th.  This combination will bring a welcome relief for many retail owners as shoppers spend up on festive gifts and especially whitegoods, electrical items, TVs and computers.

With Uranus (disruption) in Taurus (finances), and Mars (force) in Scorpio (investigation), banks and financial institutions will be under pressure to re-structure. Expect dismissals, corruption charges and staff retrenchments. Legal services will be under extreme pressure during the next three months, gathering evidence, representing clients and class actions. Many corporate heads may roll by March 23, 2020.

Good news for farmers and agriculturists, with Jupiter now in Capricorn (semi-fertile sign) meeting with Uranus (change) in Taurus (semi-fertile), followed by Mars (turbulent) in Scorpio (fertile) connecting with Neptune (rainfall) in Pisces (fertile), the prediction of rain is here and the long drought will be over in Australia throughout December 2019 to December 2020. However, during December 2019 through to March 2020, expect thunderstorms, heavy showers and some flooding in low lying areas. Fire risk for December will be moderate. With Saturn (restriction) and Pluto (destruction) also both in Capricorn, the southern and northern hemispheres can expect unusual weather patterns over the next three months, ranging from heavy rainfalls to extreme hail and snow conditions in some areas, and hot temperatures followed by cold snaps, depending on your longitude and latitude. Overall, a significant change in weather conditions will be seen globally. Don’t blame climate change, it is all a revolving cycle.

Travel over December will include minimum delays and disruption due to Mercury, planet of communication and travel, moving positively through Sagittarius (headway). Venus (love) in transit through Capricorn (responsibilities) and Aquarius (friendships) will see families happily coming together, this is a great reunion month for those people who have not seen one or another for some time. There will be much love and affection in the air for December, leaving room for some joy and happiness for a change.

Mars (determination) in Scorpio (secrets) will be an asset to law enforcement and security agencies throughout December, especially with paedophilia, child trafficking and molesting, website dating crime, drug arrests, corruption, fraud, espionage, money laundering and robbery. With Mercury (movement) moving into Capricorn (property) at the end of the month, secure your dwelling if you are anticipating travel; break-ins and household fire and robbery will be imminent. Although major crime will be noticeable in December, especially during 21st-24th, care should also be taken with road travel, accidents, road rage and assault.

Although the Moon will be in Capricorn (outdoors) on the 26th, sporting competitions may have problems with inclement weather. Carrying an umbrella may be a smart idea.

The new moon and solar eclipse on the 26th at 3:13 pm AEST will certainly bring some extremely happy revelations as the Sun (celebration) and Jupiter (big surprise) link together and fill the hearts of many with luck and good fortune. If you are wanting to make a change, a new beginning, start a new career or project, engage or marry, start a family, buy, sell, trade, renovate, relocate or travel overseas, you could not pick a better time. Make your plan and stick with it for your future success—the world could be your oyster.

Favourable days: 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 31.
Adverse days: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 30.

 

 

 

 
 

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