Astrological forecast for year 2016
Happy new year everybody!
The year 2016 is the year of the Monkey according to Chinese astrology.
This year's is numerological associated with the number nine.
The number 9 indicates the end of a cycle.
2016 is a year of completion, peace and forgiveness.
As usual, the new year starts with the Sun in Capricorn, the sign of structure and moving forward.
At the beginning of 2016, the conjunction with Mercury gives confidence that financial promises and intentions will be honored.
What is one thing in theory is completely different in reality. The unequal distortion of wealth and shortage will result in 2016 in problems for many people on our planet.
From the moment Uranus turned direct at end of December 2015, it approached Pluto to form, one again, a square aspect.
In the first three months of 2016 this tense aspect is expected to lead to additional turmoil in the world and extreme weather conditions.
Among other things, Uranus symbolizes ICT, providers and website builders.
And Pluto symbolizes computers and hardware.
Through this cosmic challenge, there will be an increase of cybercrime, such as the spread of viruses, abuse of personal information, cyber extortion, defacing, e-fraud, identity theft and phishing the first half of 2016.
A Member State threatens to leave the European Union and wants to re-establish its own currency. This would divide the European Union and its population.
The global economy and particularly the United States have to endure heavy blows. East European countries are turning further away from Russia.
Political parties are diametrically opposed and are becoming more radical in their views which will cause a political earthquake.
In the first half of 2016, Jupiter will be alongside the north Node in Virgo and in opposition of Neptune in Pisces.
Jupiter will retrograde from January 8th, 2016 until May 8, 2016.
Jupiter is the planet of finance, currency and banking system, bankers, ministers of finance, financiers and stock markets all over the world.
Jupiter is capitalism and wants growth, expansion and higher profits.
Jupiter manages the world's money, but because of the retrograde effect, the central banks are losing economic control and less confidence in the stability of economic development.
Consumers will be groping in the dark.
Trust into mistrust.
The government will give obscure figures and reports on economic developments, the financing of health care and reliable or perceived threats from extremist groups.
Vulnerable groups including the homeless, refugees, child care and vulnerable people with mental health problems and addictions, their need for assistance and the failing government policy is strongly emphasized this year.
The T-square between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto will forever change our attitude toward cooperation and economic and social relationships.
Also in 2016, eclipses occur. In March and September 2016.
On March 9, 2016 there is a total Solar Eclipse in Pisces.
On March 23, 2016 there is a penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Libra.
On March 23, 2016 the retrograded Jupiter forms an exact square to Saturn, just before Saturn goes retrograde on March 25, 2016.
Saturn is the planet of economy. Saturn is about mining and agriculture. Saturn chooses the most secure way, simply expressed in selfishness and greed. Saturn is the planet of poverty, deprivation, unemployment, debt and falling and volatile world prices.
On May 26, 2016, the very last exact square happens between Jupiter and Saturn. This square between two retrograded economic planets causing an economic recession, steep decline in the stock markets and global economic problems.
Because of the retrograde motion of Saturn in Sagittarius until August 12, 2016 there will be a period of status quo in the world. During this period fundamental solutions are being sought for arisen economic problems.
In 2016 Saturn squares Neptune for a second time. The first time was from November 27 to December 4, 2015.
The second exact Saturn-Neptune Square is on June 18, 2016 at 12 degrees on the axis Aquarius / Pisces.
Saturn in Sagittarius will be squaring to Neptune in Pisces within a 2 degree orb between May 16 and October 27, 2016.
During this period, we will clearly see the dysfunction of the established medical system. Neptune in Pisces is associated with hospitals and institutions. Available medical resources will not be sufficient caused by an increased lowered immunity, worldwide viruses and the enormity of people who are mentally ill. There is simply not enough money to keep the official medical systems running. A return to affordable practical and effective traditional systems, new legislation on alternative medicine, drugs, medical marijuana, spiritual healing and the need for a healthy diet based on locally grown organic produce and herbs will be the key to the solution.
Neptune is related to religion and the divine. Because of Saturn square Neptune there all be an increase of religious wars, extremist expressions of faith and clashes about ideologies and Islamist tendencies. The Dark Ages, in the shadow of the medieval Crusades, have returned in modern times.
We have to deal with global tensions that have a great emotional impact on our lives.
Between May and November 2016 it is recommended to avoid places where many people congregate in connection with attacks.
The square between Saturn to Neptune has a positive effect on everyone who deals with spirituality, spiritual practices, including religious institutions engaged in meditation and prayer. The karmic influence of Saturn and Neptune has a positive influence on spiritual rituals, prayers and affirmations.
Neptune in Pisces is also associated with the oceans of the world.
Saturn square Neptune in Pisces describes the enormous damage caused to the oceans in the world by human activity. The damage in the Pacific from Fukushima is so enormous that flora and fauna are threatened with extinction. From the media misleading messages offer a deliberately distorted picture of reality.
The price of ignorance and deception will be that mankind will be confronted with the fact that the nuclear, chemical and arms industries are the deadliest threat to all life on our earth.
From April to June 2016 Jupiter in Virgo, Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius form a T-square. A very tense aspect. Old basic belief structures and religion are called to this cosmic challenge to adapt to the contemporary world.
In the course of time many processes have changed our society. This also applies to religion. At some point in the evolution of our society, the religion became subordinate to politics and economics. Only those forms of religion which are compatible with the survival and growth achievements are awarded today.
Perhaps a common ground will be found for the many religions in today's society so that we should not have to fight over religion.
The outdated belief structures belong to a different area. Outdated beliefs will never be accepted. Holding onto old patterns will not succeed. In August and September 2016, the church and faith issues will find their way of expressing themselves, but it becomes clear what is left of the old structure and what is not!
Peace will be difficult to find. Challenging moon phases and major aspect may lead to an increase in hostilities. The wars in Syria, Iraq and the Ukraine, should escalate yet become bogged down with no clear victor. Problems in global finances will continue to impede growth. More countries could be entering a recession. The T-square between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune is an especially strong indicator of uncertainty, turmoil and retarded growth.
Mars has been traveling through Libra since November 13, 2015.
Mars in Libra has resulted in national and international divisions.
Mars will leave Libra on January 3, 2016 for the intense waters of Scorpio.
From March 7 to 27 September, Mars travels through Sagittarius, so transformations and other people's money (Scorpio) as well as higher education and abroad (Sagittarius) will get a lot of attention in 2016.
In the first half of 2016, Mars in Scorpio will lead to economic and political crises in the world.
Mars turns retrograde in 2016. From April 17 to June 28, 2016, the energy is defensive and irritations run high, especially when Mars returns temporarily in the waters of Scorpio from May 28 to June 28, 2016.
Mars in the intense waters of Scorpio may cause a rise in sea levels, flooding and high waves caused by climate change and the receding ice. Also, more outbreaks of infectious diseases in the world.
Energy and drive may be too high or the opposite is the case. Patience is the key word during this period.
Especially the second half of June 2016 and the first half of July 2016 may become violent when Mars is a difficult connection with Uranus at 23 degrees Scorpio. Mars is associated with Aries and Pluto with Scorpio. This dangerous aspect could lead to war.
On April 17 2016 Pluto in Capricorn turns retrograde.
Until September 25th, there will be a period of strategy and planning. A breathing period, but also a period of flexing of muscles on world stage without direct violence.
In 2016, Mercury retrogrades four times. During these periods, delays and technical issues should be taken into account.
Mercury retrogrades from 6 to 26 January in Aquarius, from April 29 to May 23 in Taurus and from August 30 to September 21 in Virgo. The last time this year will be from December 19 to January 7, 2017 in Capricorn.
Mercury retrogrades from 6 to 26 January in Aquarius.
From the time Mercury goes direct on January 27, it conjuncts Pluto and squares Uranus until early February 2016. This influence is marked by Big Brother. Eavesdropping, wiretapping and electronic invasion of privacy. Whistle blowers and moles within the established economic, political, military and intelligence services. In the first week of February 2016 Venus is also conjunct Pluto and squares Uranus. We get to hear shocking revelations about the private lives of famous people.
Mercury retrogrades from April 29 to May 21 in Taurus.
From the moment Mercury goes direct on May 22, 2016, it trines Pluto in Capricorn and trines Jupiter in Virgo. This connection to Pluto and Jupiter leads to early June 2016 to important scientific discoveries and technologies in the field of the environment.
Mercury, however, challenges Saturn. Important information can be withheld or untruths are told. Many will feel discouraged.
Mercury retrogrades from August 30 to September 21 in Virgo.
From the time Mercury goes direct on September 22, 2016, it trines Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury and Pluto leads between 17 and September 28, 2016 to profound scientific discoveries and breakthroughs.
The last time Mercury will be retrograde is from December 19 to January 7, 2017 in Capricorn.
Mercury is conjunct Pluto at 16 degrees Capricorn. During this retrograde period we have to deal with hidden agendas and withheld information from the past.
On September 1, 2016 there is a total Solar Eclipse in Virgo and a total Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on September 16th.
In March and August 2016 Jupiter and Chiron will be opposed just like they did in early November 2016. In this period, there will be scarcity, loss, sickness, but also of extreme weather such as floods, mudslides and earthquakes.
Until September 9, 2016, Jupiter travels thorough Virgo.
On September 10, 2016 Jupiters changes the earth sign Virgo for air sign Libra. In the coming year the focus will be on the theme relationships and justice.
In the second half of 2016, Jupiter in Libra also has an impact on international relations and maintaining the political balance in the world.
By the end of November and in December 2016, the T-square between Jupiter in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries causes for new legislation and reforming the current pension system. Pensions are reduced and disbursement will be after reaching the retirement age of 67 years.
The prenuptial agreement and rules on divorce are also adjusted. Same-sex marriage will become the most natural thing in the world.
On September 16, 2016 there is a penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Pisces.
From October 15 to November 2, 2016 the conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune will lead to great disillusionment and confusion in regard to established religious and cultural beliefs and belief systems among large parts of the world.
On October 20, 2016, Mars conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Once again, this makes the dangerous threat of war more likely.
On November 8, 2016, in the USA the new president elected.
In November 2016, Putin flexes his muscles by annexing more land.
Also, there may be a new economic depression. The war in Syria spreads into Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
In any case, there are many changes!
Drastic reforms and legislative changes are expected in this exiting year of 2016.
I hope you all have an exciting and wonderful year!