A continued decline in currency values, and also further falls in raw materials prices and volumes, and further forecast natural disasters, will present us with increasing dangers of both powerful storm damage, drought and continued rising poverty as people struggle to cope.
2016 begins with problematic astrological aspects that bring a difficult start to the year and which lead to a decrease in earlier high economic hopes. Under the influence of Mercury’s retrograde, until the end of January it is strongly advised not to sign contracts that may have been developed under the influence of this planet.
From January 1st to the 6th the Sun joins Pluto in Capricorn, forming a square 90 degree aspect to Uranus in Aries. This brings bankruptcy events, and economic danger to companies large and small and to the entire economies of some countries. Pending natural disasters may be particularly dramatic.
From January 1st to the 11th Venus in Sagittarius is close to Saturn in a square 90 degree aspect to Neptune. This may be very problematic for financial matters including those promising high hopes which will end instead with big disappointments. It is advised to be cautious with economic proposals and investments of any kind. There is an increase in immigration absorption issues for refugees and economic difficulties to deal with the issue in the places involved.
From January 1st to the 8th, in parallel to Mercury’s retrogression in a square aspect with Mars are very problematic incidents of violence, terrorism or other threats which can damage tourist city centers. At the same time, we could see further raising the bar of mishaps caused by severe weather disruptions. The breakdown of of computer systems, networks, even damage to communication satellites and hacking of social networks.
From January 1st to the 13th Venus in Sagittarius creates a harmonious aspect with Uranus in Aries. This brings renewed hopes for sound economic outcomes and success in financial management, including rising markets in foreign trade, tourism and financial results, surprising many with some potential profits.
From January 13th to the 15th the Sun is in a harmonious aspect with Jupiter in Virgo. This seems promising even while at the same time, coupling Sun with Mercury causes record failures, disruptions and damage caused by the Mercury retrograde.
From January 16th to the 19th Venus in Sagittarius, is in a square aspect to Jupiter which is in retrograde in Virgo. This is an aspect of loss, both economic loss and missed opportunity, a dangerous aspect for which risks are known in advance.
From January 19th to the 20th Mars in Scorpio is in a positive aspect to Neptune: related to increased trading in oil, gas, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and the treatment of epidemics, but also alcohol problems and drug trafficking.
On January 20th the Sun arrives in Aquarius without aspects this brings chaotic feelings wherever you look.
From January 20th to the 24th Venus is in Sagittarius also without aspects – brings no benefits in the economic sense. There is a need to wait until the end of the withdrawal of Mercury and the start of the aspects of Venus – very hard to move markets with a lack of Aspects.
On January 25th Venus finally reaches Capricorn and this also raises anxieties about the future, worry, depression and fears of financial economic future.
On January 25th also Mercury out of its official retrograde period but we have to count another five days to see the end of the effects of its withdrawal. Those days of coming to an end of its influence are maybe the heaviest days with the feeling that nothing can begin to move. If you want to start negotiations and sign agreements – wait until January 30th.
From January 26th to the 29th Mercury is clinging to Pluto again – an aspect of bankruptcies, work places are closed to their workers, economies may reach the end of their tether. The livelihoods of many workers are in some jeopardy.
From January 29th to the 341st finally there is a positive aspect between Venus in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces which may improve financial and economic outlooks everywhere. This is a good start ahead of February which is going now to get much better.