In my previous forecast made in the spring of 2013, I wrote that the U.S. and the world would experience aperiod of economic hardships in 2014-21, starting in winter 2013-14. Fortunately for us all, this has not happened in the U.S. yet, even though some economies around the world are in depression due to a rise in violence, while others slowed down for other reasons. Our economy also slowed to a crawl in the first quarter of 2014, and there were a few stock market panics. However, this all seems to be behind us.
Unfortunately, no economic expansion continues indefinitely, and the planetary configurations indicate a great likelihood of a mild recession starting at the end of 2014. Read more..
Also, a severe recession starting in 2017 or 2018 is practically inevitable. Read details. The stock market will almost certainly be in a steep decline in 2014-15, and again in 2017-20, as described in the free article Stock Market, Precious Metals and Real Estate.
In 2013, I also forecasted a worldwide rise in violence and political instability, including but not limited to Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, this forecast proved to be accurate. Too accurate for my taste since I was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and there have already been casualties at the city of my birth. If you are interested in my forecast regarding the Ukrainian crisis and the Russian expansion into the west, log on AstroeconomicCycles.com and check Forecast Update.
I would be happy to answer any of your questions on these matters and how this situation may affect you personally. Also, I would be happy to conduct a presentation on the subject at your place of work, your church or your professional association.