The year 2015 opens with a series of signs indicating that recent upheavals are likely to continue, although other developments bode well for economic issues in the long term.
On January 3-12, the transit of Mars could bring a rise in protests, strikes and other incidents, such as explosions, fires and threats to national security, while the Sun’s transit until February 11 is likely to worsen the cold and extreme weather.
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From January 21, Mercury will begin its retrograde in Aquarius that lasts until February 11, when the planet stops in its tracks. Such a retrograde may disrupt work and transportation. Under the influence of Aquarius there may be big strikes that damage work arrangements and the economy.
On January 1-4, the Sun will be agitating the Uranus-Pluto square, possibly leading to volatility and shocks that affect economic matters.
Mars in Aquarius facing Jupiter in Leo at an aspect of 180 degrees can bring disorder, such as upheavals and turmoil, aggression and a dangerous atmosphere.
The Sun’s presence in the territory of Capricorn may mean an unpleasant beginning of the year, while its position in relation to Pluto and Uranus could bring upheavals and dramatic events affecting global markets and the economy.
From January 4-6, Venus reaches Aquarius and creates harmony with Saturn, which generally bodes well for economic issues in the long term but requires compromise or concessions.
On January 6-7, Mercury is to visit Aquarius, creating a positive atmosphere for such moves as signing contracts; making acquisitions in the fields of electronics, telecommunications and media; getting started on new projects; exits of companies; publication of inventions; and ideas in all of these areas.
Mercury will be adjacent to Venus from January 7-18, a position that can facilitate agreements, connections, buying and selling, negotiations, creative beginnings, initiatives and implementation of creative ideas.
From January 12-14, with Venus in harmony with Uranus, good events can occur in a surprising manner. Money may come from an unexpected source. There will be surprising and unusual offers requiring a spontaneous and immediate decision.
The entry of Mars into Pisces on January 13 could cause a flood of problems or the revelation of secrets or problematic information.
From January 13-21, Mars will visit Neptune, possibly bringing exposure of scandals, secrets and other matters while creating an unpleasant atmosphere. The scandals could involve exposure of large-scale theft, acts of bribery, betrayal of friends and close acquaintances, and lies and untruths. On such days, beware of crooks and people’s tendency to paint reality in pleasant colors in order to hide the truth.
Meanwhile, from January 15-20, Venus will be in Aquarius opposite Jupiter in Leo, possibly leading to near misses, deaths and various losses, including those of deals that looked good or maybe too good to be true.
On January 21, Mercury begins its official retrograde in Aquarius, following an impact from the retrograde five days earlier.
This retrograde can cause malfunctions in satellite communications, computers, modems, navigational computers, aircraft and spacecraft. There may be a steep rise in traffic accidents, navigational errors, delays and problems that seem illogical.
The retrograde could also raise the chances of strikes, riots and irregularities as well as problems with transportation, education and health services.
Also, the sun is to enter Aquarius on January 21 and create a harmony of 60 degrees to Saturn, which is considered good for long-term plans. However, the retrograde of Mercury may interfere with timetables so there might be short-term delays.
On January 27, Venus will arrive in Pisces and align itself with Neptune at 90 degrees to Mars in Sagittarius. Such a position may signal a global recession with serious consequences for the oil and gas sectors. Economic ties could be frayed by rejections, refusals, losses and disappointments.
Finally, on January 23-31, the Sun will be in a position that suggests a rise in extreme and volatile weather, large-scale traffic accidents and other chaos.