Global events tracker April 2017

This global events tracker correlates major international events and developments with their markers in specified astrological charts. Events as reported by reliable news services.

April 30: Worldwide climate change protests (Saturn-Uranus) mark Donald Trump’s 100 days in office. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle and Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

US President Donald Trump (Sun) launches a scathing attack (Mars) on the media (Mercury) during a rally marking 100 days in office. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) says ‘a good part of humanity’ would be destroyed (Mars) in any widespread war (Mars), urging for a diplomatic solution (Jupiter) to a dispute (Mars) between North Korea and Washington. Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

April 29: North Korea test-fires a ballistic missile (Mars), defying (Uranus) intense pressure from the United States and its main ally, China. South Korea’s military (Mars) says the test failed (Saturn). Mars was semisquare Uranus and parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

In central Moscow several hundred Russians hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit. Similar protests (Uranus) take place in other cities. Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A military airplane (Mars?) crashes into a mountain in Cuba’s north-western region killing all eight personnel (Mars) on board. Mars was parallel Saturn and semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Tornadoes and floods (Saturn) across Missouri, Arkansas and Texas kill at least 10 people with 2 missing. Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

April 28: A 6.8 earthquake (Saturn) strikes off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines triggering tsunami warnings. Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Protesters (Uranus) in Brazil torch (Mars) buses, clash with police (Mars) and march on President Michel Temer’s (Sun) Sao Paulo residence amid the nation’s first general strike (Uranus) in more than two decades. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle; Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

April 27: US President Donald Trump (Sun) says (Mercury) a major, major conflict (Mars) with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome (Jupiter) to the dispute (Mars). Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and Sun was conjunction Mars in the Sun cycle.

Donald Trump (Sun) announces that he intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Jupiter) after promising to tear it up. Jupiter was trine Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

Violence (Mars) erupts in the Macedonian parliament (Sun) after an ethnic Albanian is elected as speaker. Sun was conjunction Mars in the Sun cycle.

April 26: The U.S. military (Mars) starts moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system (Pluto) to a deployment site in South Korea amid high tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs (Pluto) and protests by South Koreans. Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Venezuelan security forces (Saturn) in Caracas fire scores of tear gas volleys and turn water cannons on rock-throwing protesters (Uranus) as the death toll from this month’s anti-government unrest (Uranus) hits at least 29. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

April 25: As many as 50 Brazilian gangsters (Pluto) storm a security company’s vault in Paraguay using high explosives (Mars) to snatch $6 million before fleeing after a gun battle (Mars) with police (Mars) which left at least four dead. Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

The USS Michigan (Jupiter) docks at Busan, South Korea amid growing concerns over North Korean weapons (Mars) development. Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

Twenty-seven people are killed (Mars) in Kenya’s Makueni County when a bus and a truck collide (Mars) on the Nairobi-Mombasa Road. Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

California courts (Jupiter) invalidate Donald Trump’s executive order (Sun) withholding funds from sanctuary cities. Jupiter was trine Sun in Jupiter cycle.

April 24: Suspected Maoist insurgents kill at least 24 Central Reserve Police Force officers (Mars) in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, India. Mars was sesquisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

A Filipino lawyer files a complaint of ‘mass murder’ (Mars-Pluto) and ‘crimes against human’ (Pluto) against Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte and eleven other officials at the International Criminal Court (Jupiter) in The Hague, Netherlands. Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle and Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

The United States imposes sanctions (Pluto) on 271 employees of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center for their alleged role in developing weapons (Mars) used in the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack.  Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Arkansas executes (Mars) two convicted murderers (Mars). Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

April 23: There was no winner in the French Presidential election. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen go through to the second round on May 7.

April 22: Amid growing concern about Donald Trump’s climate change scepticism and cuts to research funding marchers in more than 600 cities worldwide celebrate science and brandish placards saying ‘There is no Planet B’, ‘Science not Silence’ and ‘Make Science Great Again’. Progressed Mercury – planet of science – was opposition birthchart Mars – planet of destruction.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) urges governments to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many are overcrowded and more like prisons. Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

Thousands of Venezuelans march in silence to remember those killed (Mars) in three weeks of protests (Uranus) against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. In the capital, Caracas, protestors (Uranus) dressed in white (Uranus) were blocked from reaching the office of the Roman Catholic archdiocese (Jupiter). Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle and Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

April 21: As many 140 Afghan soldiers (Mars) are killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack (Mars) ever on an Afghan military base (Mars). Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and Mars was sextile Mars in the Mars cycle.

Eight looters are reportedly electrocuted (Uranus) during a rampage in Caracas as large-scale violent protests (Uranus) against the Venezuelan President continue. Many Venezuelans are crossing the border (Saturn) into Colombia. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

At least 20 schoolchildren are killed (Mars) after their minibus collides (Mars) with a truck in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Mars was sextile Mars in the Mars cycle.

Arkansas executes (Mars) Ledell Lee, in the first execution in the state since 2005. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart and Mars was sextile Mars in the Mars cycle.

April 20: One policeman (Mars) is killed and two critically injured when a gunman (Mars) opens fire at police officers at the Champs-Élysées. The gunman was shot dead. Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The United Kingdom government (Sun) agrees to sell the UK Green Investment Bank (Jupiter) for $3 billion to a group led chiefly by Australian financial firm Macquarie group. Jupiter was trine Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

The Supreme Court of Russia (Jupiter) labels Jehovah’s Witnesses (Jupiter) as ‘extremists’, effectively banning the religion (Jupiter). Jupiter was trine Mars and parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

For a third day thousands of Venezuelans take to the streets in nationwide protests (Uranus) against President Nicolás Maduro. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

April 19: Two Venezuelan students and a National Guard sergeant are shot and killed (Mars) during protests (Uranus) against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro. The turmoil is increasing amid a devastating economic crisis (Saturn). Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle and Mars was square Moon in the Mars cycle.

It has now been reported that on April 9, when Donald Trump boasted he was sending an armada (Jupiter) to North Korea, the USS Carl Vinson strike group (Pluto) was still far from the Korean Peninsula and headed in the opposite direction. On April 9 Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the Jupiter cycle and Sun was square Pluto – planet of misinformation – in the Sun cycle.

Citing a drop in demand Emirates Air (Neptune) announces a cut in flights to five of its 12 U.S. destinations. The airline’s Dubai hub is a major stop for travelers in countries affected by Donald Trump’s travel ban and the U.S. ban on tablets and laptops in the passenger cabin. Progressed Moon was trine progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

April 18: At least 29 people die as a bus plunges (Mars) into a ravine in the northern Philippines, in one of the country’s deadliest accidents (Mars) in years. Mars was square Moon in the Mars cycle.

Twelve Saudi Arabian military officers (Mars) die after their Sikorsky UH-60 Black hawk crashes (Mars) in Yemen’s Ma’rib Governorate. Mars was square Moon in the Mars cycle.

Three people die in a shooting spree (Mars) in downtown Fresno, California. The suspected gunman, who expressed hatred (Mars) of whites and the government, is arrested. Mars was square Moon in the Mars cycle.

The Supreme Court of the United States (Jupiter) refuses to vacate a stay of execution (Mars) issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court. The state had planned to execute (Mars) eight inmates in eleven days. That schedule, sparked a broad range of legal challenges (Jupiter) and humanitarian concerns about the executions (Mars). Jupiter was trine Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities (Uranus) announces the discovery (Uranus) of eight mummies, 10 colorful sarcophagi, and numerous figurines in a 3,500-year-old tomb (Uranus) near the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Progressed Moon was conjunction birthchart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

American consumer goods company Post Holdings agrees to acquire (Saturn) British cereal maker Weetabix Limited from China’s Bright Food for $1.8 billion (Jupiter). Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

April 17: US Vice-President Mike Pence warns North Korea that the era of strategic patience (Saturn) is over and North Korea announces (Mercury) that it will be conducting more missile tests (Mars) on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart and the Sun was trine the Moon-Saturn conjunction in the Sun cycle.

Up to 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails begin an open-ended hunger strike (Uranus) to protest (Uranus) poor conditions (Saturn) and the Israeli policy of detention (Saturn) without trial. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle and Sun was trine the Moon-Saturn conjunction in the Sun cycle.

April 16: Voters in Turkey narrowly support a constitutional referendum (Jupiter) giving President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping new powers. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Flooding (Saturn) has made all bridges across the Tigris in and out of western Mosul impassable, cutting off aid supplies (Moon) and escape routes for people (Moon) fleeing (Saturn) the Islamic State-held part of the Iraqi city. Sun was trine the Moon-Saturn conjunction in the Sun cycle.

April 15: At least 126 people, 80 of them children, are killed (Mars) when a huge car bomb (Mars) blasts a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria. Progressed Mercury was opposition Mars in the Aquarian Age chart and Mars was sextile Venus in the Mars cycle.

Thousands march in protests (Uranus) across the United States calling on Donald Trump to release his tax returns. 21 people are arrested in Berkeley, California. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Flash flooding (Saturn-Uranus) caused by torrential rain in northwestern Iran leaves at least 17 people dead and 20 missing. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

April 14: Pope Francis (Jupiter), presiding at a Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the ‘shame’ of humanity becoming inured (Saturn) to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants (Saturn). Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

The United States is to deploy troops (Mars) to Somalia for the first time since 1994 to help train the Somali Armed Forces in their conflict (Mars) with al-Shabaab insurgents. Mars was inconjunct Saturn in the Mars cycle.

April 13: The US Air Force drops the GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast (Mars) on a complex of ISIS tunnels and caves in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, the first time the weapon has been used on the battlefield. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart and Mars was inconjunct Saturn in the Mars cycle.

A state of emergency (Mars) is declared and coastal areas are evacuated as Cyclone Cook (Saturn) sweeps across the North Island of New Zealand. Mars was inconjunct Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Thousands of people take to the streets in Caracus, Venezuela as authorities acknowledge a fifth death in the protests (Uranus). Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

April 12: Russia blocks a Western-led effort at the UN Security Council to condemn last week’s deadly gas attack in Syria and push Moscow’s ally President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with international inquiries into the incident. Sun was conjunction Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Protestors (Uranus) in Venezuela block streets and light fires and two people are killed during the growing unrest in the midst of a crippling economic crisis (Saturn). Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Economic Freedom Fighters (Saturn-Uranus) in South Africa march on Union Buildings in Pretoria in an anti-Zuma protest march (Uranus). Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle and Sun was conjunction Uranus in the Sun cycle.

April 11: North Korea announces it’s ready to declare war on the United States after previously stating that it felt threatened as U.S. military forces approach the Korean Peninsula. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart and Mars was inconjunct Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

In Brazil a Supreme Court justice (Jupiter) orders an investigation into eight cabinet ministers and dozens of lawmakers (Jupiter) allegedly linked to the country’s biggest corruption scandal. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Thousands of students across Chile march (Uranus) to demand improvements to the nation’s higher education system, as lawmakers prepare to debate planned reforms (Uranus). Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle and Sun was parallel Uranus in Sun cycle.

Vladimir Putin says that Russia has information that the United States is planning to launch new missile strikes on Syria, and that there are plans to fake chemicals weapons (Neptune) attacks there. Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

April 10: Venezuelan opposition supporters take to the streets again in sometimes violent clashes to protest (Uranus) an economic crisis (Saturn) and an erosion of democracy (Uranus) under leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners agree to acquire (Saturn) Intrawest for $1.5 billion (Jupiter). Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Donald Trump’s pick for the US Supreme Court (Jupiter), Neil Gorsuch (Jupiter), is sworn in at the White House. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the Jupiter cycle and Sun was opposition Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

April 9: At least 44 people are killed and 50 injured in an explosion (Mars) near two Coptic Christian churches (Jupiter) in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria. The Egyptian government imposes a three month state of emergency (Mars). Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle and Sun was opposition Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

In Somalia a car bomb (Mars-Uranus) explodes outside the Ministry of Defense in Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the attack. Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A passenger is dragged of a United Airlines flight at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The airline (Neptune) is under fire because of the passenger’s mistreatment (Saturn). Saturn was semisextile Neptune in the Saturn cycle and Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

April 8: Protesters (Uranus) clash with security forces during protests (Uranus) in Venezuela after a ban on a top opposition leader from office breathed life into a fractured movement and fueled the first sustained anti-government demonstrations (Uranus) since 2014. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle and Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Four inmates (Pluto) are killed at Kirkland Correctional Institution in South Carolina. Authorities charge two inmates with the murders. Sun was square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

April 7: US warships (Mars) launch a surprise (Uranus) cruise missile strike (Mars) against Assad airfield in Syria in retaliation (Mars) for a chemical attack on civilians on April 4. Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was opposition birthchart Mars in the United Nations chart.

A truck plows into a crowd and crashes (Mars) into a department store in central Stockholm killing (Mars) four people and wounding 15. A terror attack (Pluto) is suspected. Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle and the Sun was square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

April 6: Thai King Vajiralongkorn (Sun) signs into law (Jupiter) a new Constitution of Thailand that paves the way for democratic reforms while allowing the Royal Thai Army (Mars) to retain its influential role in Thai politics (Sun). Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle and Mars was parallel Sun in the Mars cycle.

Seven & i Holdings Co. agrees to acquire the retail operations (Jupiter) of Sunoco for $3.3 billion. Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

April 5: US President Donald Trump (Sun) accuses Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government of going ‘beyond a red line’ (Mars) with a poison gas attack on civilians. Mars was parallel Sun in the Mars cycle.

North Korea test-fires a medium-range ballistic missile (Pluto) from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan. Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Widespread flooding (Saturn) blocks roads, closes schools and forces hundreds of people to evacuate across New Zealand’s North Island, as the tail-end of powerful Cyclone Debbie brought intense rainfall. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

April 4: A toxic gas attack (Neptune), allegedly by Syrian warplanes, kills at least 70 and injures many more in the rebel-held province of Idlib. There’s talk of a war (Mars) crime (Pluto). Saturn was semisextile Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

The United Nations announces expansion of civilian camps (Moon) for people fleeing Mosel, following resumption of airstrikes on ISIL-held portions of the Iraqi city. Progressed Moon was inconjunct birthchart Moon in the UN chart.

The National Assembly of Hungary passes a bill that undermines the functioning of the Central European University (CEU). Academics (Mercury) and academic institutions (Mercury) worldwide express support for CEU. Mars was trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

April 3: In Russia an explosion (Mars) on a train carriage in St Petersburg’s underground metro kills 14 people and injures dozens more. Mars was trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

A UN official says that Australia’s effort to improve the lives of its impoverished indigenous population is being undermined by a centralized, bureaucratic aid program delivered in sometimes culturally inappropriate ways. Progressed Moon was inconjunct birthchart Moon and semisextile progressed Mercury in the UN chart.

April 2: A regional newspaper (Mercury) in Mexico is forced to stop printing due to violence (Mars) against its journalists (Mercury) and the lack of punishment for those responsible. Miroslava Breach, who worked for the paper in Chihuahua city, was one of three journalists killed in Mexico in March. She was shot (Mars) eight times and had reported extensively on the links between organized crime and politicians in Chihuahua state. The paper will continue to operate on-line.  Mars was trine Mercury in the Mars cycle and progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

April 1: Dutch prosecutors are investigating about 3,800 Dutch-linked accounts in an unnamed Swiss bank (Jupiter) following a tip-off they could contain the undeclared assets of money-launderers and tax evaders (Pluto). The Dutch government has passed information to France, Germany, the UK and Australia about more than 50,000 suspect accounts at the bank. Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

After two weeks of social unrest (Uranus) in French Guiana, the French government promises € 1 billion for education, healthcare, security and justice (Saturn). Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Flooding and mudslides (Saturn) in the Colombian city of Mocoa send torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses, killing 254 people and injuring hundreds. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

A South Korean cargo freighter (Jupiter) goes missing and is believed to have sunk off the coast of Uruguay. Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

 

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