In my article ‘Global Economic Trends in 2018’ published in the Express Start Teller Magazines January 2018 issue i had forewarned about possible trade wars between the nations in year 2018-2019 and its adverse effect on the prices of crude oil. The world economy is now feeling jittery by the ongoing trade wars between USA and China. The prices of crude oil is 68 dollar per barrel as on March 2019. Now there is an impending danger to the capitalist system in the coming 2 years when it is not giving jobs to the people due to over mechanization and artificial intelligence’s injunction in various spares of industry. Millions of people are likely to loose their jobs due to fall of demand of commodities during the end of 2019 and in year 2020 when the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter will take place in Sagittarius and Capricorn signs respectively.
In last century Saturn-Jupiter were conjoined in Sagittarius and Capricorn during 1959 and 1962. In these years then Cuba-Missile Crisis and Indo-China war threatened the world peace. The women liberation movements and feminist intellectualism emerged in the USA in 1960 and influenced the entire world in the form of growing consumerism. The nuclear family system increased the demand of commodities. Later Saturn and Jupiter came into opposition during 1989 when the fall of Soviet Union given a huge advantage to USA’s mercenary consumerism. The Saturn was then transiting from Sagittarius and Jupiter was in Gemini.
The USA, which has noting but to give technology, weapons and its vulgar media to the world, encouraged globalization with a vision to capture the markets of developing nations then. Now when we have president Donald Trump in USA who with his ‘Buy American Hire American’ policy is putting American workers first has now become a danger for the WTO itself which was the concept originated by non-other-then the USA itself after the fall of communism. The Saturn-Jupiter conjunction taking place in Sagittarius from the end of October month will start reshaping the world economic trends in 2019-2020. There will be a big jolt to the capitalist economies in the west and developing countries like India will become the powerhouse of world financial markets because of its solid mixed-economy system.
There is also a threat on the integrity of WTO (world trade organization) as Donald Trump may ignore its rulings against USA which may come in some trade rules violations case. The WTO, which serves as the international Supreme Court for trade related matters, may decide against the USA in a trade dispute with China or some other nations which will ignite the Donald Trump to go against this organization threatening its legitimacy.
Foundation Horoscope of WTO
1 January 1995, 00:00 hours at mid night , Geneva, Switzerland
Latitude 46N 12’ and Longitude 06W 10’
Balance of Dasha : Ketu 2 years 1 months a days
In the Virgo lagna horoscope of WTO the dasha of 9th and 2nd lord Venus from February 1997 to February 2017 was very good as the organization facilitated in increasing the international trade in the last two decades. Venus in the horoscope of WTO is in good Raja Yoga with the 4th and 7th lord Jupiter. But ever since the dasha of Sun has started, which is the lord of 12th house, in the horoscope of WTO the organization is facing threats from the insane decisions by US president Donald Trump. Interestingly it was USA which had propounded the concept of free traded after the fall of Soviet Union in 1989. The USA wanted to open the market of developing nations for its products and service for which he pursued these nations to join the WTO. At the time of fall of Soviet Union and communist governments in East Europe in 1989 the Saturn was in Sagittarius. This was the beginning of the era of globalization which interestingly is now under danger from none other than the USA who is going towards policy of protectionism under the leadership of Donald Trump. The Saturn is in Sagittarius again after 30 years since 1989 when the concept of global market economy had started reaching developing nations and communist bloc countries of Eastern Europe who were earlier been isolated from the capitalist west under pressure from the Soviet Union.
Now the dasha of 12th lord Sun in the horoscope of WTO and the transit of Saturn and Ketu over the natal Moon in Sagittarius is showing a danger to the legitimacy of this organization. The USA may deliberately ignore some of the rulings of WTO which may come in some trade violation matters which will create a crisis in international trade and fall of stock exchange worldwide. The period of Sun-Saturn from December 2019 to November 2020 in the horoscope of WTO will be disastrous as there will be big crisis in international trade then. Notice the Sun-Saturn falling at bad 6/12 axis in Navamsha chart of WTO. The stock markets around the world will start falling and billionaires will loose major portion of their wealth during 2020. This will begin the weakening of capitalism and consumerism in the western countries. They will be forced to adopt the mixed economy system in later years making more investments in public sector to generate new jobs.
Foundation horoscope of China
1 October 1949, at 15 hours and 15 minutes at Peking
Source: From the book of World Horoscopes
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Moon 9 years 11 months 23 days
The China will be under the Vimshottari dasha of 6th ( disputes) and 9th (international trades) lord Mercury from October 2018 onwards. The Mercury is in own sign Virgo but it is retrograde also making it strong. But the close degree conjunction of Ketu , Sun and Gulika with Mercury is not auspicious. The China may suffer some losses due to trade war with the USA. There will be big correction in the stock market of China in the early months of 2019 during the Chara dasha of Gemini-Sagittarius operating with Atamakaraka Jupiter in Sagittarius sign. The overall GDP growth of China though may remain study above 6% but in 2020 when Saturn-Jupiter will reach in Capricorn then the country may involve in war with India which will put pressure on its economy.
28 April 1952 at 22 hours and 30 minutes at Tokyo
Source: From the book of world horoscope.
Balance of Dasha: Mars 0 years 7 months 13 days
In the Dhanu lagna horoscope of Japan the Vimshottari dasha period of Mercury-Jupiter from December 2017 to April 2020 is showing progress of its economy. Earlier the economy of Japan was struggling due to its “Aging Population”. Japan as per its population survey in 2014 has 33% of its population above the age of 65 years which has made it one of the world’s oldest societies. This had put pressure on its economic growth due to the growing expenditure on social security and health schemes for older peoples. Now the sub period of lagna lord Jupiter in the 5th house along with the 9th lord Sun in mutual aspect with 5th lord Mars shows a very positive scenario for the economic growth and increase in population growth rate of this country. Japan’s population had began to decline since 2010 but now the trends are likely to get reverse as per the dasha period in its foundation horoscope. The sub period of Jupiter placed in its fifth house shows positive changes in its demography with growth in population rate. In Navamsha the Jupiter is in the ascendant giving aspect to the fifth house of population.
After February 2020 when transiting Saturn and Jupiter will be in Capricorn the 8th house from the natal Moon of Japan there is a danger of border clashes with China. Both China and Japan are likely to involve in border skirmishes and there will be a big diplomatic crisis between them.
Foundation Horoscope of USA
4 July 1776, at 10 hours and 21 minutes at Philadelphia
Source: From the data of K.N. Rao
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari : Mars 2 years 3 months 11 days
In the foundation horoscope of USA the dasha of Rahu-Rahu will be in operation from October 2018 to Jun 2021. The Rahu is in the 12th house of the Leo (Simha) lagna horoscope of USA and its depositor Moon is in the 7th house of war. Earlier the economy of USA did fairly well during the maha dasha of yogakaraka Mars in operation from October 2011 to October 2018. This was during the Presidency of Barack Obama (January 2009 to January 2017) when USA came out of the deep recession and its economy started growing more than 3% of GDP growth studiedly for many years. During the Trump era the unemployment rate decreased due to increase in the production in industry and real estate creating more jobs. But since Trump has now aggressively pursuing the policy of protectionism and have initiated a trade war with China its results are likely to affect USA badly during its Rahu maha dasha which is placed in the 12th house of losses. The GDP growth rate of USA may fall below 3% due to decrease in its export and manufacturing. The second half of 2019 will be particularly bad for USA during its Rahu-Rahu-Saturn period ( July 2019 to December 2019). The Saturn as the 6th lord in mutual aspect with Mars shows a danger of war like situation in the second half of year 2019 when USA may come at loggerhead with Iran.
In the second half of 2019 there will be fall in the share markets of USA. Later in 2020 when transiting Saturn and Jupiter will be in Capricorn, which is the 12th house from their natal Moon in Aquarius, there will be lots of public protest in various cities of USA. People of USA will oppose wars and capitalist system. There will be public protests movements against the lack of jobs and economic inequalities in USA during 2020.