Global events tracker February 2017

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

February 28: Israeli aircraft attack (Mars) five Hamas positions on the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket strike. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Hundreds of right-wing activists gather to protest (Uranus) the court-ordered demolition of the Israeli settlement Ofra, which was built on private Palestinian land (house 4) in the West bank. Israeli police (Mars) evacuate nine homes (house 4) in the settlement, despite hunger strikes (Uranus) and people barricading themselves inside. Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 4 of Israel’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart.

Donald Trump addresses Congress for the first time and issues a broad call for overhauling the nation’s healthcare system (house 8), significantly boosting military spending (Mars) and plunging $1 trillion (Jupiter) into upgrading crumbling infrastructure. Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 8 of America’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart and Jupiter was opposition Uranus in the sky.

February 27: U.S. backed Iraqi army and police units (Mars) fighting street battles in populated western districts of Mosel capture the city’s southernmost bridge. Thousands of civilians are feeling the fighting. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Chinese state media reacts with anger (Mars) and threats of boycotts after the board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approves a land swap with the government that will enable authorities to deploy a U.S. missile defense system. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

The Philippines and Germany condemn the beheading (Mars) of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists (Uranus) who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom passed. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

David Hill, former managing director of the ABC, tells a historic inquiry in Britain into child (house 5) sexual abuse (Mars) that up to 60 per cent of the child migrants sent to Fairbridge farms in Australia were sexually abused. Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 5 of Britain’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart.

February 26: Iran launches naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalate after Donald Trump put Tehran ‘on notice’. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

In Moscow tens of thousands of people march to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead (Mars) outside the Kremlin in 2015. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

There’s a shock (Uranus) at the Oscars when Moonlight wins best picture after La La Land is mistakenly announced as the winner. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 25: A UN peace envoy says a militant attack (Mars) in Syria is a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides trade blame and appear no closer to actual negotiations. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Gunmen (Mars) and suicide bombers (Mars-Uranus) attack security bases in Homs, western Syria, killing at least 32. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Shifa Gardi, a prominent female reporter (Mercury) for Rudaw Media Network, is killed by a roadside bomb (Mars) while reporting on the battle for Mosel. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

A ‘highly intoxicated’ person (Mars) is in custody after 28 people are injured when a vehicle ploughs (Mars) into a crowd watching a mardi gras event in New Orleans. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Donald Trump announces he will not attend the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, following recent friction (Mars) between his administration and various news organizations (Mercury). Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

February 24: In an unprecedented move (Uranus), the Trump White House bars The New York Times, CNN, BBC, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Politico and BuzzFeed from today’s press briefing. ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Fox News and The Washington Times were allowed in along with Brietbart News and One American News Network. Time magazine and the Associated Press could have attended but refused in protest (Uranus). The White House Correspondents’ Association (Mercury), which represents the press corps (Mercury), quickly rebuked (Mars) the White House’s actions. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart and Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A car-bomb (Mars-Uranus) in a village near al-Bab in Syria kills at least 51 people and wounds dozens more. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) kills at least eight soldiers (Mars) in an attack on a military camp in Yemen’s southern city of Zinjibar. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

India expresses shock (Uranus) after the fatal shooting (Mars) of an Indian national in the US on Wednesday, amid reports that the attack may have been a racially motivated hate-crime (Mars-Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

US President Donald Trump says he will make a massive budget request for one of the ‘greatest military (Mars) build-ups in American history’. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

The UN World Food Program says more than 20 million people in Yemen, north Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan are at risk of dying from starvation (Saturn) within six months. Yemen is the worst affected country with more than 7.3 million people in urgent need food of assistance and more than 460,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Saturn in the UN chart.

February 23: Russia’s military (Mars) admits for the first time (Uranus) the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it has significantly expanded  post-Cold War. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian ‘information troops’ (Uranus-Mars?) were involved in ‘intelligent, effective propaganda’. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

US President Donald Trump says he wants to build up the US nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the ‘top of the pack’, saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Following China’s ban on coal imports during 2017 North Korea lashes out (Mars) accusing China of giving in to American demands. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Police fire tear gas (Neptune) at Paris students who blockaded 16 high schools in protest (Uranus) against the alleged police rape (Mars) of a young black man on February 2. The demonstrations are the latest to be held over the alleged rape and other reported police abuses. Mars was conjunction Uranus and Uranus was parallel Neptune in the sky.

February 22: Iraqi security forces launch an attack (Mars) on Mosul airport, a key part of the government’s offensive to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) militants (Mars) from the western half of the city. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Mexico condemns new guidelines issued by the United States, under which almost all illegal immigrants can be subject to deportation. Videgaray Caso, Mexico’s Foreign Minister, says Mexico cannot, “… accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another.” Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

The Trump administration revokes guidance to US public schools that allow transgender students (Uranus) to use toilets matching their gender identity. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

In North Dakota a year-long protest (Uranus) against an oil pipeline turns violent with some demonstrators arrested and makeshift wooden structures set ablaze (Mars). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Thousands of Hong Kong police officers (Mars) stage a rally (Uranus) in support of seven policemen jailed for assault. Many officers believe the sentence was unjust and too harsh (Mars). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

North Korea blames Malaysia for the death of Kim Jong-nam. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Seven Earth-like planets have been discovered (Uranus) in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 21: The World Food Program and other United Nations agencies declare that there is famine (Saturn) in parts of Unity State, South Sudan, with 100,000 facing starvation and another million on the brink of famine. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Saturn in the UN chart.

Rights group Amnesty International (Pluto) says that politicians who use divisive and dehumanized rhetoric (Pluto) are creating a more divided (Pluto) and dangerous (Mars) world. Its annual report singles out President Donald Trump as an example of an “angrier and more divisive politics”. Mars was square Pluto in Mars cycle.

The US Department of Homeland Security unveils plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, and will seek to send many of them to Mexico if they entered the United States from there, regardless of their nationality. Mars was square Pluto in Mars cycle.

February 20: On the President’s Day holiday thousands of protestors (Uranus) across America take to the streets to express displeasure with Trump’s policies and pronouncements. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

In the US more than 100 protesters (Uranus) were fired from their jobs (Pluto) after skipping work to take part in last Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” demonstration. Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle and Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Malaysia recalls its ambassador from North Korea amid an ongoing dispute (Mars) over the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-nam by North Korean agents in the country. Mars was square Mercury in Mars cycle.

Metropolitan Police (Mars) in London arrest 5 teenagers (house 5) on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts (Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 5 of Britain’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart.

Thousands of people across Britain protest (Uranus) against Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 19: In Iraq US backed Iraqi forces launch a military operation (Mars) to regain control of western Mosel. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A car bomb (Mars-Uranus) explodes in the Wadajir District of Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Sweden asks the US administration for an explanation after Donald Trump on Friday referred to a security incident which happened there but it didn’t. Mars was square Mercury in the Mars cycle and Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 18: In Manila as many as fifty thousand people march against the Philippine Drug War in a protest (Uranus) organized by the Philippine Catholic Church. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 17: Pakistani security forces kill 100 suspected militants, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine, the biggest in a spate of attacks across the country this week. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Donald Trump in a twitter post calls the media the ‘enemy of the people’. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

Tens of thousands of people across the US skip work and attend rallies and marches (Uranus) as part of a general strike (Uranus) to ‘get our democracy back.’ Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 16: An Islamic State suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) targets a famed shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A car bomb (Mars-Uranus) explodes in a Shi’ite neighborhood in Baghdad, killing at least 48 people. IS claims responsibility. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Hundreds of restaurants and other businesses in US cities close their doors after activists (Uranus) call on immigrants to stay home from work, avoid shopping or eating out, and skip classes for #ADayWithoutImmigrants, to protest (Uranus) the President’s immigration reforms and highlight the immigrant community’s contributions to the United States. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

US President Donald Trump launches a ferocious attack (Mars) on the media (Mercury) while defending his record during his first weeks in office. Progressed Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart was opposition birthchart Mars.

In China, the government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marches thousands of armed officers (Mars) through the region’s southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign (Mars-Uranus) against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 15: Donald Trump drops a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the longstanding bedrock of Washington’s Middle East policy, and infuriates (Mars) Palestine. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) in Iraq detonates a pick-up truck full of explosives (Mars) at a busy street in northern Baghdad, killing at least nine people. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

At least 11 homes are destroyed as a wildfire (Mars) rages out of control in the Port Hills, in the southern outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand. Mars was semisquare Moon in Mars cycle and Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 14: The New York Times (Mercury), citing four current and former U.S. officials, reveals (Uranus) that phone records and intercepted calls (Mercury) show that members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky and progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

February 13: Michael T Flynn resigns as US National Security Advisor following controversy over his alleged contacts with Russian officials. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Kim-Jong-nam, eldest son of Kim Jong-il, is assassinated in Malaysia. Two unidentified women reportedly poisoned him in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

At least 34 people are killed after a tour bus, carrying mostly local elderly tourists, overturns on a freeway in Taipei, Taiwan. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 12: North Korea fires a ballistic missile over the Sea of Japan, the first such test since Donald Trump was elected US president. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky and progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

Thousands of protestors (Uranus) in more than a dozen Mexican cities take to the streets to express their fierce opposition (Mars) to US President Donald Trump, portraying him as a menace to both America and Mexico. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 10: The Trump administration decides against an immediate appeal (Saturn) to the Supreme Court of the Ninth Circuit’s decision. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians march (Uranus) in Tehran to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and denounce (Mars) Trump and the new US administration. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake (Saturn) strikes 14 kilometers (8 miles) northwest of Surigao City on the Philippines island of Mindanao and kills six people, injures more than 120 others, and damages multiple buildings.  Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

Severe flooding (Saturn) following five days of incessant rain causes landslides that kill 13 people in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

Kenya has declared the ongoing drought (Saturn) affecting many parts of the country a national disaster, calling for aid to counter the situation which is posing a major risk to people, livestock and wildlife. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

Heavy rains (Saturn) continue to fall across the South Pacific, as islands from Papua New Guinea to Samoa experience simultaneous flooding (Saturn) in a ‘first time’ weather event. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

February 9: The appeal of the Trump administration is denied (Saturn) as the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that brought the president’s executive order to a halt. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle and progressed Moon was trine progressed Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart.

February 7: Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France, is ordered to stand trial for alleged campaign financial fraud (Neptune) during his failed presidential bid in 2012. Progressed Moon was trine birthchart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

The Ninth Circuit court of Appeals (Jupiter) holds a hearing, by telephone, for the U.S. Justice Department and plaintiffs arguments whether or not to reinstate the travel ban suspended on Friday by U.S. District Court Judge James Robart. Judge Michelle Friedland states the court will work to deliver its decision quickly. Progressed Moon is trine progressed Jupiter in the Aquarian age chart.

Multiple tornadoes tear through New Orleans, Baton Rouge and other parts of southeastern Louisiana with a state of emergency declared. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

February 5: Trump’s travel ban remains suspended (Saturn) as the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Jupiter) denies (Saturn) the Justice Department’s request to stay the ruling (Mercury) which blocks major portions of the executive order. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle and progressed Moon was trine progressed Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart. (In Trump’s chart progressed Jupiter is square (obstacle) birthchart Saturn.)

Heavy snow and avalanches (Saturn) kill over 100 people in Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in Saturn cycle.

More than 600,000 people, in dozens of cities across Romania, protest (Uranus) against the Grindeanu Government. Uranus was parallel Neptune in the sky.

February 4: The Department of Homeland Security in the US says it has stopped enforcing the executive order per Judge James Robart’s ruling in State of Washington v. Trump.  The State Department activates visas that had previously suspended because of the order.  Progressed Moon was trine progressed Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart.

The US federal government notifies the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals it will appeal Judge Robart’s ruling (Jupiter) that has halted enforcement of the executive order. The filing contained no legal arguments. Progressed Moon was trine progressed Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart.

Romanian PM Sorin Grindeanu announces that his government will scrap (Saturn) its proposed decree of decriminalizing some graft offenses. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in Saturn cycle.

February 3: The US Department of Treasury announces trade and financial sanctions (Saturn) against Iran in response to the country’s recent ballistic missile test. Saturn (a sanction penalty for disobeying a rule or law) was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

US federal judge James Robart (Jupiter) temporarily blocks the so-called nationwide travel ban pending a legal (Jupiter) challenge by the government. Jupiter was parallel Uranus in the sky and progressed Moon was trine progressed Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart.

The UN and other humanitarian organizations call on the international community to help prevent a possible famine (Saturn) in Somalia as drought (Saturn) and rising food prices (Jupiter) put six million people at risk of starvation. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

February 2: Unnamed US officials report that Donald Trump berated Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull during a phone call in which he accused Australia of attempting the export the next Boston Bomber to the US in regards to ‘the worst (refugee settlement) deal ever’ organized by the Australian Government and the Obama Administration in late 2016.  Progressed Mercury (phone calls) was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

The White House cautions (Saturn) Israel that building new settlements (Saturn) or expanding existing settlements in the West Bank…’may not be helpful in achieving peace’. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

February 1: Iran confirms that it tested a missile last weekend, but denied violating a UN Security Council resolution 2231.

Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, accuses Iran of ‘malign actions’ and told reporters ‘As of today we are putting Iran on notice.’ Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle and progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

Israeli security forces begin evicting (Saturn) people from the illegal Amona, Mateh Binyamin outpost in the central West Bank. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

There are anti-government protests (Uranus) across Rumania after the government passes a decree (Jupiter) that could free dozens of officials jailed for corruption. A crowd of at least 150,000 protested in Bucharest. Jupiter was parallel Uranus in the sky.

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