Global events tracker June 2017

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

June 27: A major ransomware cyberattack (Pluto) strikes companies across the globe. Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.

The European Commission (Pluto) imposes a record €2.42bn antitrust fine on internet giant Google (Pluto) for manipulating its search engine results. Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.

Brazilian President Michel Terner is charged with corruption (Pluto) by Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot. Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.

June 26: In Colombia, according to the United Nations, FARC has completed its disarmament (Mars) process, with former rebels (Uranus) due to make the transition to civilian life (Moon) and the group to transform into a legal political party (Sun). Progressed Moon was parallel birthchart Moon, progressed Mercury, progressed Uranus and birthchart Mars in the UN chart.

The US Supreme Court (Jupiter) partially reinstates President Donald Trump’s travel ban and invalidates certain injunctions that were earlier put on the order by two federal appeals courts. Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

June 25: A lorry carrying fuel near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East bursts into flames (Mars), killing at least 150 people and critically injuring dozens. Mars was sesquisquare Moon in the Mars cycle.

Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat (Jupiter) carrying about 170 passengers sinks (Mars) in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir. Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

June 24: In the world’s worst cholera outbreak (Mars) the number of cases in Yemen passes 200,000, with over 1,300 deaths so far. There are an estimated 5,000 new cases every day. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was sesquisquare Moon in the Mars cycle.

A massive landslide (Saturn) crashes down on the village of Xinmo in Sichuan Province, China, killing 24 people with 109 missing. Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Mars was sesquisquare Moon in the Mars cycle.

June 23: The four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar issue an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

The US military (Mars) says that a crisis communications link (Mercury) with Russia meant to avoid an accidental clash over Syria is ‘in use’ even after Moscow threatened to abandon it over the US downing of a Syrian military jet on June 18. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

The United States suspends Brazilian meat (Mars) imports over ‘recurring concerns about the safety of products intended for the American market’. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

The Canadian Armed Forces (Mars) confirms that a sniper from Canada’s elite special forces has shot and killed (Mars) an Islamic State target from a record-breaking distance of 3,540 metres. The shot was believed to be more than 1,000 metres further than the previous longest distance for a confirmed kill shot, and would have taken the bullet (Mars) just under 10 seconds to reach its target. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

Turkey is to stop teaching (Mercury) Darwin’s theory of evolution (Mercury) in high schools, deeming it controversial (Mercury) and difficult to understand. It’s a move likely to alarm secular Turks. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

June 22: Donald Trump admits that he did not record any private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. His original tweet (Mercury) suggesting he may have was reckless (Mars) and resulted in him creating a very big problem for himself. Progressed Mars was square birthchart Mercury in his chart; and progressed ascendant was square birthchart Neptune in the US chart.

North Korea carries out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

June 21: Islamic State militants blow up (Mars) the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret as Iraqi forces (Mars) close in on the site. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was trine Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (Saturn) in her testimony before a Senate panel says that Russian hackers (Pluto) targeted election systems in 21 US states during last year’s Presidential campaign. She added there was no evidence to suggest actual vote ballots were altered in the election hack. Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

The United Kingdom experiences its first early summer heat wave (Mars) in over 20 years with the highest recorded June temperatures in over 40 years taken at Heathrow Airport. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was trine Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 20: A U.S. F-15 shoots down (Mars) an Iranian Shahed 129 drone (Neptune) near the Jordan-Syria border where U.S. ground forces are based. Mars was trine Neptune in the Mars cycle.

A heat wave (Mars) strikes the Western U.S. states of Arizona, California and Nevada. It is predicted to last until June 23. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was trine Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 19: Russia says it will treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets (Mars) and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot (Mars) them down. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

American student Otto Warmbier, who returned to the United States after serving 17 months in the North Korean prison system, dies. His family have accused the Government of North Korea (Sun) of torturing him (Mars). Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines (Sun) begin joint patrols (Mars) in the pirate havens (Mars) within the Celebes and Sulu Seas. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

Brexit negotiations (Mercury) begin in Brussels. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

The number of people displaced globally (Neptune) now totals 65.6 million after an additional (Jupiter) 10.3 million in 2016. Jupiter was inconjunct Neptune in the Jupiter cycle and sky.

June 18: At least 62 people, including several firefighters (Mars), are killed as forest fires (Mars) fanned by high winds (Mercury) rip through several towns in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames sweep over a road. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was inconjunct the Sun in Mars cycle.

Portugal’s Aquarian Age chart progressed to June 18, 2017

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Progressed Mercury – planet of high winds – in house 10 at 4 Cancer 04 was opposition birthchart Mars – planet of heatwaves and fires – in house 4 (homes and natural disasters). Mars is cusp ruler of house 3 (roads) and house 8 (death). Progressed Mars is in house 8. Transit MC in house 3 at 4 Scorpio 18 was trine progressed Mercury and sextile birthchart Mars.

A US F/A Super Hornet shoots (Mars) down a Syrian Arab Air Force warplane (Mars) after it had dropped bombs (Mars) near Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters in Raqqa Governorate. Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

 Six members of President Trump’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resign (Saturn) stating the administration (house 10) doesn’t have a strategy to address the epidemic (Saturn), doesn’t seek input from experts on HIV policy, supports legislation that would halt or reverse (Saturn) important gains made in the fight against this disease (Saturn), and would harm people living with HIV. Sun was opposition Moon and Saturn in house 10 of the US Sun cycle chart.

US Sun cycle chart progressed to June 18, 2017

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Transit Sun at 27 Gemini 39 in house 4 is opposition birthchart Moon and Saturn in house 10 (the administration).

An earthquake (Saturn) and tsunami strike Greenland leaving at least 4 dead. Sun was opposition Saturn in the Sun cycle.

June 16: The USS Fitzgerald, a United State Navy destroyer (Mars), collides (Mars) with a merchant ship (Jupiter) off the coast of Japan, with seven American Navy personnel (house 6) missing. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in house 6 of the US Aquarian Age chart; transit Sun was parallel Mars in house 9 (shipping) of the May – Gemini – lunation chart; and Jupiter (ships) was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

June 14: A fire (Mars) consumes the 24-storey Grenfell Tower apartment block in North Kensington, West London, with the entire building evacuated and over 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters (Mars) battling the blaze. At least 79 people are dead with the death toll expected to rise. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and the Sun was conjunction Mars in the May – Gemini – lunation chart.

Britain’s Aquarian Age chart progressed to June 14, 2017

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Progressed Mercury at 4 Cancer 03 in house 10 (the government) was opposition birthchart Mars (fires) in house 4 (buildings).  Progressed Mars is in house 8 (death). Transit Mars was parallel birthchart Mars.

At least 19 people are killed when Islamist attackers (Mars) launch a car bomb (Mars) and gun attack (Mars) on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. 20 people are taken hostage (Pluto).  Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and the Sun was conjunction Mars in the May – Gemini – lunation chart.

A gunman (Mars) opens fire at a Congressional Baseball practice, injuring five people, including United States Congressman Steve Scalise who is in critical condition. The suspected gunman later died from injuries after exchanging gunfire with Capital Police (Mars). The Sun was conjunction Mars in the May – Gemini – lunation chart.

Four people, including the gunman (Mars), are dead, and six injured, after a man opens fire (Mars) at people in a UPS building in the Potero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The Sun was conjunction Mars in the May – Gemini – lunation chart.

Nearly 200 members of the Democratic Party in the US Congress file a lawsuit (Jupiter) in the federal court (Jupiter), claiming that Donald Trump profits (Jupiter) from business dealings (Jupiter) with foreign governments, in violation of the United States Constitution’s (Jupiter) emolument clauses. This is the third such suit of its kind. Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Australia agrees to pay AUS$70 million (Jupiter) in compensation to 1,905 people who have been detained on Manus Island since 2012, so avoiding a public trial (Jupiter) against the government and the Transfield and G45 private companies for the detainees’ (Neptune) degrading and cruel treatment. Jupiter was sesquisquare Neptune in the Jupiter cycle and inconjunct Neptune in the sky.

June 13: At least 134 people are dead and dozens are missing in landslides (Saturn) caused by days of heavy monsoonal rain (Saturn) in Bangladesh. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

June 12: Baton-wielding riot police (Mars) break up anti-corruption protests (Uranus) and detain hundreds of demonstrators (Uranus) in Moscow and other Russian cities. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced to 30 days in jail. Sun was semisquare Mars and sextile Uranus in the Sun cycle.

A US appeals court (Jupiter) upholds a decision blocking President Donald Trump’s revised ‘travel ban’ on people from six mainly Muslim nations. The appeal judges (Jupiter) found that the executive order violated existing immigration legislation. Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

The Maryland and the District of Columbia attorneys general sue President Trump claiming he violated the emolument clauses in the Constitution by accepting foreign payouts for his hotelier empire. Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

June 11: The UN warns that Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people affected by drought (Saturn) at the end of this month. Aid groups and the government are calling for help (Jupiter), but fear donor fatigue (Saturn) with other crises worldwide. Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Moon was square progressed Jupiter in the UN chart.

Tens of thousands of people march in Washington, Los Angeles and other US cities for LGBT rights (Uranus), in one of the biggest protests (Uranus) since President Donald Trump took office. Progressed Moon was opposition birthchart Uranus in the US chart.

Iran sends five 90-tonne air cargo loads of perishable food to Qatar. More shipments by sea and air are on the way.  Sun was trine Jupiter – the planet of help – in the Sun cycle.

June 10: Three US special forces soldiers (Mars) are shot dead (Mars) by an Afghan colleague during an operation in eastern Afghanistan. US Special Forces (Mars) join the battle (Mars) in Marawi, Philippines, against the Maute. And Quebec police (Mars) shoot and kill (Mars) a 19-year-old suspect following a stabbing spree (Mars) in the village of Akulivik which left three people dead and two others critically injured.  Progressed Mercury opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart was activated.

June 9: Following a reckless decision (Mars-Mercury) that had a disastrous (Mars) outcome Theresa May announces that she will form a minority government with the support (Pluto) of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party. Sun was inconjunct Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Donald Trump claims that James Comey lied under oath during his testimony yesterday, and offers to give his own testimony refuting alleged collusion (Pluto) between his campaign and Russia. Sun was inconjunct Pluto in the Sun cycle.

A suicide bomber (Mars) at a market in Musayyib, Iraq kills 31 people and wounds 35. ISIL claims responsibility. Progressed Mercury opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart was activated.

June 8: James Comey, former FBI Director, appears before the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and accuses Donald Trump of firing him to undermine the agency’s investigation of possible collusion by Trump’s campaign with Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was opposition birthchart Uranus, birthchart ascendant and progressed Uranus in the USA chart.

Britain goes to the polls with Theresa May’s (Venus) Conservative Party (Saturn) unable to form a majority. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars; progressed Sun was square birthchart Venus; and progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

North Korea test fires several missiles, believed to be anti-ship weapons (Mars). Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

In Syria the United States bombs (Mars) Syrian government and allied troops (Mars) near the town of Al-Tanf striking out two technical vehicles and shooting down an Iranian-made Syrian government drone. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

In Somalia, Al-Shabaab militants (Mars) storm a military based (Mars) in Puntland killing 70 Somali military (Mars) personnel. Officials called it the deadliest attack (Mars) in years. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

Yahoo shareholders (Neptune) officially approve its $4.48 billion sale (Jupiter) to Verizon Wireless. Jupiter was inconjunct Jupiter in the sky and Jupiter was sesquisquare Neptune in the Jupiter cycle.

Up to 10,000 people are evacuated from Knysna Local Municipality, South Africa after wildfire (Mars) destroy 150 homes. The Wildfire is connected to the worst windstorm (Mercury) in 30 years, which already killed at least 8 people in Cape Town. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

Hawaii becomes the first US state to enact a law (Jupiter), to document sea level rise and set strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, that aligns the state’s goals with the Paris climate accord (Saturn). Governor David Ige says the islands are seeing the impacts of climate change (Saturn) first-hand. Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

June 7: At least 13 people are dead after suicide bombers (Mars) and gunmen (Mars) attack Iran’s Parliament and the tomb of the founder of the Islamic Republic. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Mars in the Mars cycle.

A 17-year-old Venezuelan protester (Uranus) dies in ferocious clashes (Mars) between security forces (Mars) and protesters (Uranus) in Caracas, taking the death toll from unrest (Uranus) since April to at least 66. Mars was square Mars in the Mars cycle; and Uranus was parallel ascendant in Venezuela’s Uranus cycle chart.

A military aircraft (Mars) with 122 soldiers (Mars), family members, children and crew onboard crashes (Mars) into the Andaman Sea off the coast of Myanmar. Mars was square Mars in the Mars cycle.

June 6: The UAE-based newspaper Gulf News reports that the United Arab Emirates has banned people from publishing (house 9) expressions of sympathy toward Qatar and will punish (Mars) offenders with a jail term of up to 15 years. Progressed Mercury in house 9 of the UAE’s Aquarian Age chart was opposition birthchart Mars.

Russia scrambles a fighter jet to intercept a nuclear-capable US B-52 strategic bomber it said was flying over the Baltic Sea near its border. Mars was square Mars in the Mars cycle.

June 5: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen sever ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and closing transport ties (house 3), giving Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their countries. All air (house 9) and road (house 3) links to Qatar are to be closed.  Economic disturbances (food shortages – Saturn) loomed. Qatari planes are banned from Saudi  Arabian and Egyptian air space (house 9). In an apparent reference to Qatar’s influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of backing militant groups and broadcasting their ideology (house 9). The unprecedented rift (Mars-Mercury) is seen as a major split (opposition aspect) between the powerful Gulf countries. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was square Mars in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

Saudi Arabia’s Aquarian Age chart progressed to June 5, 2017

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Progressed Mercury in house 9 (airlines, air travel, air space and television news broadcasting) was opposition birthchart Mars in house 3 (road transport and neighboring countries). All the countries in the region, including Iran, have birthchart Mars in house 3.

June 4: Bahrain bans the independent Al-Wasat newspaper (Mercury) on grounds that it ‘sows division’ in the Shia-majority kingdom. Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle; and in Bahrain’s Aquarian Age chart progressed Mercury (newspapers) in house 9 was opposition birthchart Mars in house 3 (newspapers).

June 3: Assailants drive a van into pedestrians at high speed (Mars) on London Bridge before stabbing (Mars) revelers on nearby streets, killing at least seven people in what British authorities said was a terrorist attack (Mars). There was no aspect in the Mars cycle. The indications are that Britain is responding strongly to the Mars discord in the Aquarian Age chart. Progressed Mercury opposition birthchart Mars reaches peak power on June 17 and the Sun was sextile Mercury in the Sun cycle. Mercury is in house 10 (Theresa May) and Mars is in house 4 (Jeremy Corbyn). So the violence (Mars) is politically motivated.

Britain’s Aquarian Age chart progressed to June 3, 2017

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Progressed Mars (violent attacks) in house 8 (death) is inconjunct birthchart ascendant and birthchart Moon (unarmed civilians) in house 1 (domestic issues and the public). Mars is cusp ruler of house 3 (roads) and birthchart Mars is in house 4 (cities). Transit Mars was parallel birthchart Mars. The ascendant-Moon conjunction seems to be a critical point in the chart. Progressed Venus (social activity) in house 8 (death) is conjunction progressed Saturn – planet of fear, panic, terror and grief.

In Kabul, Afghanistan three blasts at a funeral attended by MPs and government figures kill at least seven people and wound 119.

June 1: Donald Trump announces that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement (Saturn-Mercury). Progressed Mercury (cusp ruler of house 4 – climate issues – in the US Aquarian Age chart) was opposition birthchart Mars; and Saturn was semisquare Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

A gunman (Mars) bursts into a casino in the Philippines firing shots (Mars) and setting gaming tables alight (Mars), and at least 36 people are killed, most suffocating in thick smoke, in what officials believe was a botched robbery (Mars). Mars was trine Moon in the Mars cycle.

 

 

 

 

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