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"KEEPING ABREAST OF THE TIMES WITH ASTROLOGY"..... TRENDS FOR 2018.
This is how the planets may influence the trends in this cycle ahead!
There is no doubt 2018 will go down in history as one of the most surprising and fascinating political and economic years in this decade. With five eclipses, three solar and two lunar, influencing major global, monetary and security trends, expect a multitude of planetary aspects throughout this year that will influence major change regarding the United Nations organisation, political leaders, government policies, global stock markets, banking, currencies, interest rates, insurance, trade, technology, utilities, industrial manufacturing, science, agriculture, resources, immigration, taxation, employment, wages, consumer goods and services, and general living standards. During 2018, legitimate international and parliamentary monetary legislation including many fiscal adjustments will be enacted that should in the long term favour some relief for the domestic economy regarding incomes, taxation and job security, and pave the way for a general wage increase for workers and salary earners. To sum up, 2018 should prove to be an adventurous, progressive, secure and money-spinning year for the world as the term money, money and more money, will be the theme throughout this year.
Assessing the overall global horoscope, a few nerve-wracking months are also apparent, especially February, March, April, May, July, August, and November. However there appear to be no stringent astrological patterns that specify the commencement of a third world war, a major financial recession or stock market crash for 2018—quite on the contrary. Apart from a critical period of continuing sanctions and political disarray during April/May/June and November/December concerning North Korea, including problems and confrontations on the Middle Eastern fronts, 2018 appears to be under control. In regard to global negotiations and trade and monetary restructuring, this year, astrologically, seems to be mostly positive with an emphasis on superior legislative regulation and control by governments regarding growth, state security, immigration employment and human rights.
With three major outer planetary changes in 2018 namely Jupiter (supply) in the money sign of Scorpio (first time in 12 years), Saturn (stability) in the business sign of Capricorn (first time in 29 years), and Uranus (advanced ideas) in the banking and funding sign of Taurus from May onward (first time in 84 years), a secure economic balance will be modelled, creating ongoing, improved monetary wellbeing for 2018-19 with an emphasis on proposed debt reduction.
Jupiter, planet of increase and supply, will passage through the financial sign of Scorpio (secret plans and financial negotiations) until November 8, 2018, generating many investigations and introducing new laws regarding the banking and financial industry, investment advisers, traders and agents, brokers, lawyers, tax consultants, credit and loan companies. Also, expect to see periods of excessive government spending to cater for their spend-thrift promises and at the same time plucking off the taxpayer with new taxes and money-making schemes and charges. New types of investment incentives and financial programs through banking circles will be introduced to tempt and encourage individuals to save their money rather than spend it unwisely. New bank charges will be introduced, bank staff will be retrenched and, no doubt, this financial see-saw year will be a difficult cycle for many financial institutions as they endeavour to acquire more money in every possible way to raise profits and cut expenditure at the same time. Although 2018 promises to be a positive year overall, it will prove extremely challenging for governments and individuals, due to the country’s excessive fiscal demands, outgoings and charges, debt repayments, immigration, welfare, health, education, infrastructure costs, utility charges, mortgages, personal loans, and general cost of living for families. You will be paying far more for everything in 2018, so be prepared to adjust your weekly budget.
As early as the February solar eclipse on the 16th at 7:05 am AEST, governments will be tempted to borrow more money to prop up certain promises and infrastructure programs due to a slump in revenue-gathering through taxation. However, this yo-yo monetary balancing act throughout 2018 with Uranus, planet of sudden unexpected change, moving into the financial sign Taurus from May 16 for a period of eight years, this will assist and picture new, profitable manufacturing, free trade and export opportunities that will help balance the fiscal books.
With Jupiter (vast) and Neptune (liquids) linking favourably during May 18 to June 3 and August 11-26, substantial export gains through higher natural gas prices will be seen. Throughout 2018, further profits will be achieved through fishing, farming and agriculture groups with higher profitable export prices forecast for fish products, cattle, sheep, wool, pork, grains and agriculture produce. Commodities, technology services and consumer products will also see a rally. Unfortunately, there will be a downside to this year’s achievements due to a gradual increase in global inflationary trends, causing federal reserve banks around the world to consider increasing interest rates, so be prepared from March 6 to May 30 in particular as markets will be affected by an assortment of extravagant planetary aspects that will influence consumer spending, and possible rate rises could be a topic of conversation from this period onward. Real estate and housing costs are predicted to stabilise and the Australian dollar will continue to be strong throughout 2018.
During January 7-26, April 4-23 and September 5-18, Jupiter (problem solver) will constructively meet with the modernisation planet Pluto, enhancing expansions and improvements with competitive free trade. This period should also see increased opportunities for stock market traders as the Dow, NASDAQ and S&P should be displaying greater confidence with both Asian and the USA economies driving the markets. Expect many bullish tendencies at the market place throughout 2018 with investors building greater confidence and profit-making through investment trading than in previous years. Mars (mechanical) and Uranus (new infrastructure planning) will also play a vital role in the building of modern technology services, towns, cities, dams, railways, baseload power stations, alternative renewables, agriculture water expansion and production, that will continue over the next ten years. The last time these two planets formed in the exact same positive aspect in zodiac signs of Scorpio and Capricorn was in June 1768 when Captain James Cook was preparing his vessel Endeavour to sail into his voyage of discovery to Australia and the South Pacific—Jupiter (adventures), Pluto (new beginnings). 2018 is now Australia’s turn to explore, look forward, work together and establish a greater economy and independent security for the future.
During 2006 when Jupiter (expansion) last visited the zodiac sign of Scorpio (other people’s money), China and India were growing as world financial powers. During 2018 it will be the USA and Australia who will benefit through tax cuts, improved production, rising employment, wage increases, increased local labour force in the manufacturing of defence products, technology services and supply, rather than relying on offshore cheap labour and products. From the Luna eclipse January 31, in the zodiac signs of Aquarius and Leo, (favouring USA) this will be the first of a series of cosmos keys that unlock the global trade door to influence positive economic change and trade balances that will boost international markets with new financial opportunities, especially during February, April, June, September, October and December. During March 19 to May 16 and August 13 to September 11, could also see a market rise in currencies, finances, electronics, technology, commodities, health services and utilities. Care should be taken with Bitcoin investment and market value as investigations are predicted by authorities during 2018 due to possible criminal, drug activity, terrorist trading in arms and tax evasion, causing a possible bubble burst.
Viewing the USA horoscope, the Trump administration should enjoy constructive financial management and substantial growth throughout 2018 with an enhancement indicated in the US economy, creating greater employment opportunities in the private sector, manufacturing, agriculture as well as the military. Both Jupiter (enlarge) and Uranus (change) form positive growth aspects for the country, together with new opportunities in Trump’s personal horoscope. President Trump will have much determination to stimulate the US economy and take care of the Indo-Asian situation especially during January 1 to May 14, and November 5 to March 6, 2019. The US economy under the Trump administration is set to improve throughout 2018 through good economic management. Immaterial of what the press report, Trump (astrologically speaking) and according to his horoscope, will triumph over the alleged Russian electoral influence innuendo and will never be impeached. The reason Trump does not appeal to the media or Democratic followers is that he is different, unpredictable and not as politically correct as many would like him to be. He is a new brand politician. Stock markets have hit record highs, oil prices remain low, consumer confidence is buoyant and inflation is under control with Trump's administration.
Trump’s most pressured period in 2018 is during May 14 to November 5. North Korea will continue to be a stone in Trump’s shoe throughout 2018, especially during April- June, and he will not back down from threats or innuendos from Kim Jong Un. Although Kim will continue to test long range missiles and nuclear explosions in 2018, there are no indications of a major crisis. According to Kim Jong Un’s horoscope he will be full of frustration and nervousness as global sanctions bite into his country’s economy and he will show inner fear to step over that line in the sand, knowing full well he would lose the battle and personal face with the North Korean people. China’s horoscope also shows greater cooperation with western nations to prevent an incident of any major destructive nature occurring. There will be a compromise between the United Nations, USA and North Korea within this two year cycle, as Saturn (stability) crosses the natal Sun of Kim Jong Un’s horoscope during this cycle. Times are changing and Trump and his administration will be recognised in the future for their unusual style of diplomatic composure.
Due to three infrequent, major, outer planetary changes occurring throughout 2018 with Jupiter (massive), Saturn (calamities), and Uranus (sudden and unexpected), expect many precipitous events to take place as the inner planets Mercury (movement), Venus (expense) and Mars (destruction ) connect with these outer planets in transit throughout this year. These rare connections will cause, amongst other subjects, a variety of unusual, changeable weather patterns, and seismic and volcanic activity both in the northern and southern hemispheres. Expect a range of severe earthquakes, high tides, cold to hot temperature periods, heavy hail, snow, thunderstorms, cyclones, tsunamis, floods, mud slides, forest fires, droughts and natural disasters. The subject of climate change, global warming and renewable energy issues will immediately cause the United Nations, media and many alarmists to jump to conclusions and blame carbon and human irresponsibility for the events, but avoiding the real answers to the cause. With a heavy Mars (disagreement) and Uranus (rebellion) connecting throughout 2018, the Paris agreement fund will be questioned as unaffordable by a number of countries, who will renege.
With Saturn (conservatism) entering Capricorn (ideals) for the next two and half years, and Uranus (advanced ideas) in transit through Taurus for the next eight years, it will be during this time that people will actually realise that the universe and world climate we live with, has and will always be ruled by climate variables. Weather cycles and changing climatic conditions are due to the sun, solar flares, winds and gravitational pull across our oceans and land. Many scientists around the globe have revealed potential conspiracies, collusions, data manipulation, destruction of information and hypotheticals by alarmists. The fact is that climate does change through variables and not by humans. However, humans are responsible for deforestation and refuse pollution that does affect the planet's ecology.
A bit of history, just to mention a few examples: on 23 January 1556 Mars (destruction), Jupiter (huge) and Pluto (catastrophe) combined and created a two hour single quake in China’s Shensi province; a total of 830,000 people perished. On 18 April 1906, the Sun, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune combined adversely, and hence the San Francisco earthquakes occurred, 3000 people died and 400,000 became homeless. In 1944-45 a series of slow-moving adverse planetary aspects influenced and Australia was hit by a disastrous drought with thousands of sheep deaths. It took until 1955 for sheep stock to regenerate properly. On 28 July 1976 at 3:42 am a strong adverse combination of the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune caused an earthquake that totally destroyed the Chinese industrial city of Tangshan with a total of 655,000 deaths and 780,000 injured. On the 18 October 1973, an adverse pattern of the Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto influenced a year’s rainfall in one day of 8 inches downpour. A total of 150 people died and 20,000 became homeless in the south-east of Spain. Through the past few hundred known years to this present day, many tornados, cyclones, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, droughts and volcanic eruptions have caused much havoc in those seasonal cycles. You would have to ask yourself, where was all the hype about global warming in those days gone by?
It takes the precession of Earth’s rotational axis approximately 26,000 years to make one complete revolution and the earth also tilts backward and forward every 2000 years, hence affecting climate and weather conditions in seasons, including the life and death of all things. Most people forget the Earth is about 40,223 kilometers in circumference and the entire planet turns approximately 1677 kilometres every hour or 40,223 kilometres every 24 hours, creating daily climatic variable changes. The Moon also is moving around 10-11 centimetres per year away from the earth permanently. All of these movements together with universal planetary gravitation over time create variables, which in turn create weather and climate changes, due to the angle of the sun and solar winds to the planet. To top it off there are around 1200 above and below sea level volcanoes spewing out more impurities than 1000 coal fire power plants put together, polluting the atmosphere with dust and sulphur, warming sea currents and bleaching coral reefs. Deforestation destroys large amounts of oxygen supply from trees and plants who need and feed on carbon dioxide. Jupiter (improvements) connects favorably with Neptune in Pisces (nature) this year, influencing new legislation for improved land care, agriculture, farming and water storage. The world has plenty of water when it rains and floods, it’s just that governments around the globe don’t build enough infrastructure, dams and reservoirs to hold and distribute this precious commodity to areas that need it.
However, climate change aside, these unusual planetary aspects that are slowly forming over 2018, influence a warning for governments and financial speculators during this period of 2018-19. Fiscal care and good economic management will have to be taken into consideration, especially with borrowed money from the IMF, banks and other sources. From 10 January 2020 and continuing into 2021, Jupiter triggers a vital aspect with the Sun, Saturn and Pluto together, first time since November 1982-83, hinting at a possible global financial stock market collapse.
During 1982-83 when this planetary combination last occurred, a severe recession began in the United States. A global surplus of crude oil caused gasoline prices to collapse. Freezing weather patterns and climate in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern United States occurred, destroying crops with all-time record low temperatures. Record unemployment was recorded in the UK totalling 3 million plus and the Falklands war began. The world experienced a lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) which set the scene on Australia’s horoscope for a landslide win for Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his Labor party. The Australian dollar was devalued by 10 percent and commenced to float. Luckily, a major rupture in the world financial system was averted through effective, concerted crisis management led by the International Monetary Fund. Remember that old saying, what comes around, goes around, so do take care with your future budgeting over these years ahead.
The world will be full of news stories in great proportions throughout 2018 due to adverse planetary aspects forming on many countries' horoscopes. The following countries are astrologically vulnerable throughout 2018, either because of political disarray and change, economic and financial mismanagement, trade complications, over-population, immigration, oil prices, corruption, refugee problems, human rights and trafficking, attempted assassinations, industrial unrest, strikes, demonstrations, health and disease, weather and nature made disasters, seismic activity, floods, fires, terrorism, major crime, drug trafficking, and wars:
Ireland, Germany, USA, Tanzania, Libya, Syria, Liberia, Micronesia, Iraq, Iran, Mozambique, Somalia, Madagascar, Great Britain, Slovakia, Yemen, Czech Republic, Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Bolivia, United Nations, Albania, Sierra-Leone, Bhutan, El-Salvador, France, Uganda, South Africa, Niger, Vatican, Singapore, Australia, Hungary, Brunei, Cambodia, New Zealand, Danzig, Bangladesh, Nepal, Peru, Guatemala, Biafra, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Greece, Zimbabwe, Russia, Yugoslavia federation, Kosovar, Japan, Venezuela, Iran, Oman, Mali, Cape-Verde-Islands, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Kenya, Maldives, Thailand, North and South Korea.
The most cautious and critical periods throughout 2018 where care should be taken with finances, trading and travel due to adverse planetary aspects are: January 5- 9, 12-18, 26-31, February 13-19, 24-27, March 1-5, 10-17, 23-30, April 1-7, 13-23, 26-30, May 7-13, 15-19, 25-30, June 3-16, 21-30, July 1-13, 25-29, August 1-11, 26-29, September 6-16, 18-25, October 2-11, 19-23, 25-30, November 1-8, 17-28, December 1-6, 22-26.
During the following dates, be patient and aware during these times of breakdowns in verbal communications and agreements, computer and telecommunication problems, delays, queues, cancelations, mistakes, change of plans, confusion and frustration over meetings, negotiations, travel arrangements, conferences, legal, postage and deliveries: March 23 to April 15, July 26 to August 19, November 17to December 6.
Oil prices should hold between $49-58 Bent Crude per barrel. Oil and gas price changes through 2018: January 3, 4, 19, 20, 21, February 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, March 6, 7, 17, 24, April 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, May 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, June 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 21, 22, July 5, 24, 25, 26, 28, August 11, 12, 19, 26, 28. September 9, 10, 13, 14, 19, 25, October 19, 20, 23, 25, November 14, 16, 17, 20, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.
According to the Australian horoscope in 2018, Saturn, planet of discipline and stability, will return to its original place of 7 degrees in Capricorn where it was on January 1, 1901, the time of Commonwealth establishment. It takes around 29 years for the planet to return from around the circumference of the horoscope and the last return appearance in the same degree was in 1989. Interesting to note, when Saturn returns to the original place on the horoscope, major political changes usually take place. In May 1989 Andrew Peacock deposed John Howard as Federal Opposition Leader and Leader of the Liberal Party by a clear vote of 44 to 27. We should see political changes throughout 2018-19.
With Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull (Libra/Scorpio cusp) experiencing low popularity polls and under intense pressure from the electorate to perform and show strong leadership, his popularity will continue to be a non-event acceptance with the majority of voters from January 2018 onward. His biggest foe for a leadership challenge would be Tony Abbott. However, Abbott, at this stage, according to his horoscope, does not appear to have the numbers to successfully take over the leadership, due to an array of adverse planetary aspects opposing Abbott’s natal planets in his horoscope. Certain Coalition front bench members would also be afraid for their own future if Abbott was returned. Turnbull feels safe without Abbott in the ministerial picture and Turnbull is selfish enough to go to the polls by October 2019 and lose the federal election, just to spite Abbott. Turnbull is not aware, astrologically, that Abbott will enter a very strong and positive 14 year cycle from March 2019, the official election year.
However, according to planetary aspects in Australia’s horoscope, there will be talk of a leadership challenge between February and May in 2018 and Abbott should be considered by the Coalition (but he won’t be) to take over the reins if the Coalition wishes to remain in government. Julie Bishop (Cancer) will also have her hand up as a contestant for any leadership vacancy as she is entering into a very positive year. Other party hopefuls are too inexperienced to be leaders, according to their individual horoscopes. Between Abbott and Bishop, Abbott would make the better prime minister with his fortitude, drive, strength, foresight and strong organisational ability. Unfortunately Bishop (Cancer), according to her horoscope, suffers from an intense inferiority complex, is emotionally defensive, quite secretive, too sacrificing and evasive, and is an extremely emotional person within herself, and that would be to her detriment as a leader. Although Bishop shows class and organisational abilities, that does not necessarily make her a strong leader. After a period of time she would buckle under severe pressure from members of the party room and the job itself. Bishop is a better foreign minister than a would-be prime minister; she takes too much emotion on board and she is not aggressive enough and too compromising with the United Nations.
Viewing Turnbull’s horoscope and his planetary aspects, his lines of reasoning tend to be distorted and his vision is clouded. To solve his personality and political poll problems and stay leader of the Liberals is going to be difficult for him throughout 2018. However, he does have opportunities to save his leadership before Uranus moves into Taurus by May 16, 2018 and obstructs severely many of his natal planets. If Turnbull decided to reshuffle his ministry and included Abbott as a front bencher and put all their personal differences aside, resolve the immediate in-fighting, scandal and poll problems, he would definitely win over Labor in a federal election with greater public support. Abbott (Scorpio) and Turnbull (Libra/Scorpio cusp) could work in a team effort within the party if they both washed out their egos, compromised and had a little patience and understanding with each other. Turnbull will be under immense pressure in 2018, pressure he has never experienced before; especially with Uranus (turmoil) adversely affecting his natal Mars (considerable tension), he will experience impulsive actions, rash decisions and sudden, unexpected consequences with undesirable results for his future. An interesting year for Australian politics.
May 2018 Astrological Forecast
May 2018 will be a historic month, due to the planetary aspects of two slow moving planets: Saturn (time factor for growth) moving through the zodiac sign of Capricorn (controlled economy) and Uranus (deviation through invention) commencing its eight year cycle through Taurus (finance). Firstly, if we view the horoscope of Australia, Saturn and Uranus will mark a milestone in the country’s outlook as these two planets form an important link that will wield the future economic picture of Australia over the next eight years. The world is now entering a new dimension with extreme change in economics, population and immigration growth. Governments will have to change laws and methods to cope with the ever-changing circumstances of the next eight years. Immigration control, employment, financial and family security will be foremost in everybody’s mind.
From May 2018 to October 2019 in particular, Saturn (in transit), planet of stability and conservatism, will connect and influence the natal Sun and Saturn planets in the zodiac sign of Capricorn of Australia’s horoscope for the first time in 30 years (1988-89). During that last time, the Victorian state election was held in 1988 and the ALP government of John Cain was narrowly re-elected for a third term in Victoria. Also in February 1989 the first ACT (Australian Capital Territory) elections were held. It will be interesting, with these current planetary aspects, to see how the present Victorian government holds in the November 2018 election and the Federal Government elections in 2019. Saturn works slowly but surely and produces long lasting effects, so any new Federal budgetary allocations, circumstances, developments, trends and projects in May will have a profound economic influence on the future life of average Australians, especially during the next two and a half years.
The Australian federal budget will be revealed on 8 May in Canberra, ACT at around 7:30 pm. The planetary aspects show, during this time period, a hallmark and the beginning of a new fiscal cycle, as the coalition government formulates new plans and ideas that will encompass the next eight years. The government’s ambitions and ideals should slowly and gradually shift toward a new focus in the areas of growth through increased investment, infrastructure, technology, transport, immigration, employment, wages, taxation, education, health, welfare, superannuation and pensions. This is a period of rebirth and renewed optimism for the Federal Government as they feel ready to start a fresh new beginning in fiscal policy and the Australian way of life. According to the planetary aspects on Australia’s horoscope for May, the 2018 budget will be constructive and accepted by the electorate overall and will help develop new incentives and goals including a new vision for the present government to reduce some of our $600billion debt. Many of the proposed ideas that the federal government currently have about Australia’s fiscal future and goals will become major themes during the next eight-year cycle.
This 2018 financial budget will be a sensible budget that will assist taxation, savings, debt and deficit, education, employment, manufacturing, agriculture and exporters, however there will be no major changes to remove renewable taxpayers' subsidies that could lessen energy and utility prices for consumers. Nor will there be an announcement of a new coal-fired baseload electricity program. With Saturn co-joining the Sun in Australia’s horoscope, this is a supremely important cycle that brings those energy types of circumstances to the fore and force the country to become more self-sufficient through renewables without exercising greater availability of coal and gas resources. For many Australians it seems ludicrous that the country mines coal and gas for overseas export, but will not build and use the bulk of that type of energy for cheaper industry and domestic use to bring down consumer prices.
Secondly, for this month, with the mixed global planetary aspects for May and viewing the horoscopes of Kim Jong Un (Capricorn), Donald Trump (Gemini) and Xi Jinping (Gemini), it is remarkable to see the co-operation these three gentlemen will have together over the future restoration and reforming of a positive relationship between North and South Korea and the United States of America. Trump will be surprised at the overall cooperation of Kim Jong Un and although there will be pre-apprehensive tensions between them between the 1st and 13th of May, largely the two will reach an agreement of peace and goodwill from the 16th onward by accomplishing a confident tentative agreement on both sides as the months progress. With tense planetary aspects of Uranus (rigidity) and Mars (force) continuing to obstruct Kim Jong Un’s horoscope until 31 March 2019, it will be a long haul of rhetoric and compromise ahead for the North Korean chairman that ends in a positive result. With Venus (peace) in Trump’s sign of Gemini during his meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump will be treading softly as he will not wish to undo the outstanding work initiated by President Moon Jae-in (Aquarian) of South Korea and Xi Jinping of China for supporting North and South together for their initial peace talks. President Moon Jae-in is a well experienced lawyer of human rights and will certainly have a mammoth job ahead of him with Mars (self-assertion) in his zodiac sign until November 2018. He can expect heavy negotiations and sensitive interaction with Kim to bring the North and South together amicably where human rights are concerned.
The most important turning point in May will be from the week of the 14th onward. The New Moon in Taurus on the 15th at 9:40 pm AEST will signal the beginning of a positive stock market trend as Mercury (exchange and trading) moves into the financial sign of Taurus and Mars (enterprise-activity) sets forth on a lengthy transit through the mentally active sign of Aquarius until 13 August, then resumes again from 12 September to 15 November. Industrial technology will expand during this period and good investments will be found. Uranus (electronics) in the financial sign of Taurus (investment) for the next eight years will influence continuous growth and various trade launching continuously on the world market. Korea markets will be running wild with new registered companies entering the market place encouraging greater competition and free trading opportunities flowing from Asia to Europe. Keep a lookout for companies associated with advanced technical ideas, electronic inventions, computers, electronic security storage, navigation, radar, aeronautics, airports, space technology, renewables, batteries, generators, transformers, transport, defence arms and equipment, radio, television, and anything associated with electrical or electronic nature, as this is a period of great opportunity for investors. Unfortunately, according to Japan’s horoscope, their economy may suffer to an extent over the next eight years, due to the cheaper manufacturing and labour costs of the future combined Korea. May also indicates major problems commencing with Israel, America and Iran over nuclear issues, however there is no indication of adverse activity and war this month, but difficult negotiations will be present between these countries.
Further heat will be seen from the 6th to the 13th as Mercury (enquiries), Mars (authority) and Pluto (corruption) clash, creating additional serious problems for the banking, insurance and financial industry. Mercury (investigation) moving into the financial sign of Taurus on the 13th will be positive for those seeking to commence compensation or class action against financial advisers, banks and lending institutions. The financial, investment and superannuation systems will be changing procedures and structures from this month onward as new laws and amendments are gradually introduced.
Currencies will head the list of investment during May and the Australian dollar should hold steady on the 1st, and improve on the 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 28th and 31st. Take care with diversified metals and mining investments on the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 30th. Adverse planetary aspects may have the markets in a spin during these dates. Gold and silver may fall slightly during the first two weeks then hold after the 19th. Oil and energy prices fluctuate on the 7th, 8th, 9th, 16th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 30th. Transport changes will be seen from May onward, especially rail, however the main infrastructure for rail will commence from November 9, 2018 when Jupiter (expansion) moves into the transport sign of Sagittarius.
Prime Minister Turnbull is entering a critical cycle in his destiny over the next ten months due to slow moving planets connecting aggressively in his horoscope. With this month’s aspects, Uranus (sudden and unexpected) adversely connecting with his natal Mars (pressure) from the 10th through to the New Moon of the 14th. Turnbull will be under stress selling the federal budget to the Australian electorate and this is not a favourable time either for his family investments. Difficult days for Turnbull: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 26th, 28th. If Turnbull thinks his budget announcement will help him at the polls, he will be very mistaken. However, he will be in for some pleasant surprises as the year progresses after September.
May will be a very exciting sports month with Mars (competition) and Pluto (regeneration) connecting in a competitive mode. Football teams that have been trailing badly in the past few months will have opportunities to turn their game around and become more competitive on a winning basis. Don’t be at all surprised to see some very competitive sports action together with star players involved in scenarios, accidents and injuries, especially on the 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th and 27th.
May will also be a lucky month for many, especially those born in the zodiac signs of Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. Some will consider marriage, start a family, and receive accolades, recognition, promotion, salary or wage increase, a lottery windfall, surprise through gambling, legal settlement or inheritance. With Uranus also moving into Taurus (finance), those wishing to establish a family residence or purchase a new home could not pick a better time to talk to your friendly bank manager and organise a housing loan or extended credit.
From the 1st to 13th and 16th to 19th take extra care with travel; accidents are possible due to a series of adverse planetary aspects. Also be extra careful with robberies, assaults, violence and home invasion, drink-driving and traffic accidents. Electrical faults, computer virus problems, building and house fires, and seismic activity could also be prevalent. May is a month to avoid situations where unexpected circumstances could arise that may cause a great upheaval in your life. From the 18th to 25th police and security services will be active with drug arrests, gang violence and major crime.
With a full Moon on the 30th at 12:19 am AEST, expect snap weather changes - many could decide to do something completely different from anything they have ever done before or could go through a period when some of the oddest things constantly seem to occur in one’s life. Many will feel a compelling urge to kick over the traces and break away from all their present ties, restrictions, responsibilities and dreary routine. The separation and divorce rate will be higher this month and change is the key word for this month of May. Many will want to pack up and move on to another town, city or country. Look forward, not backward this month and follow your dreams. Many will experience lasting changes.
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