Major global events March 2017

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

March 31: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says he will resolve within hours controversy over the judiciary’s (Jupiter) annulment of congress which has sparked opposition protests and condemnation from around the world (Pluto). Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

Protesters (Uranus) storm and set fire (Mars) to Paraguay’s Congress after the Senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle and Mars was semisquare Mars in the Mars cycle.

A bomb (Mars) targets a mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Parachinar killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens. Mars was semisquare Mars in the Mars cycle.

March 30: Opposition leaders brand Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro a ‘dictator’ (Pluto) after the Supreme Court (Jupiter) took over the functions of Congress and pushed a lengthy political standoff (Sun) to new heights. Progressed Moon was square progressed Sun in the Aquarian Age chart and Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

Impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye (Sun-Venus) is arrested on charges of bribery, abuse of authority (Sun), coercion (Pluto) and leaking government secrets (Pluto). Progressed Sun was square birthchart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart and Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

Michael Flynn’s lawyer announces that his client will testify on the condition of immunity in the ongoing congressional probe (Pluto) on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

President Jacob Zuma fires his finance minister (Jupiter) in a cabinet reshuffle that rocks South Africa’s markets and currency (Jupiter). Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

March 29: Prime Minister Theresa May formally begins Britain’s divorce from the European Union, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart. (The opposition aspect marks for separation, divorce and unrelenting discord and distress.)

The European Commission blocks the third attempt of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse (Jupiter) at a merger (Pluto), citing the danger of a ‘de facto monopoly (Pluto) in the crucial area of fixed income instruments (Jupiter)’. Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

March 28: Severe tropical cyclone Debbie (Saturn) travels over the Whitsunday Islands and crosses the coast of Queensland, Australia, near the towns of Bowen and Airlie Beach. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Over the last week a Meningitis outbreak (Saturn) in Nigeria has killed at least 140 people. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

President Trump signs order undoing (Uranus) Obama climate change (Saturn) policies. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 27: An avalanche (Saturn) in central Japan kills seven high school students and a teacher who were among a group of almost 50 on mountain climbing training. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 26: Police detain hundreds of protesters (Uranus) across Russia, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate (Uranus) against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 25: Thousands of people protest (Uranus) in Minsk, Belarus against a so-called ‘social parasites’ tax on the unemployed (Saturn). Progressed Moon was conjunction birthchart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart and Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Thousands of people march through London to protest (Uranus) against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before PM Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it joined 44 years ago. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Thousands of protesters (Uranus) in Guinea Bissau’s capital demand President Jose Mario Vaz step down to resolve a political crisis that has paralyzed the coup-prone West African country. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 24: Militia fighters (Mars) decapitate about 40 police officers (Mars) after an ambush in central Democratic Republic of Congo. Mars was sesquisquare Saturn and square Sun in Mars cycle.

President Donald Trump suffers a stunning political setback (Sun) in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pull legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. Mars was square Sun in the Mars cycle.

US President Donald Trump approves the controversial Keystone XL gas (Neptune) pipeline. Mars was sextile Neptune in the Mars cycle.

U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov (Sun) tells the 15-member Security Council (Saturn) that Israel has ignored its demand to halt settlement building (Saturn) and some Palestinian groups are continuing to incite violence (Mars) against Jews. Mars was sesquisquare Saturn and square Sun in Mars cycle.

March 23: Peru reels from the worst flooding (Saturn) in decades with thousands forced from their homes. Mars was sesquisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle.

An unknown perpetrator assassinates (Mars) former Russian Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov (Sun) in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Mars was square Sun in Mars cycle.

The U.S. House of Representatives postpones (Saturn) the vote on a replacement for Obamacare due to a lack of support and slow progress (Saturn) in deal making. Mars was sesquisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 22: Four people are killed (Mars) and about 40 injured in London after a car plows into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker (Mars) stabs (Mars) a policeman (Mars) close to Britain’s parliament. Mars was sesquisquare Saturn and square Sun in Mars cycle.

Multiple suicide blasts (Mars) occur at a refugee camp near Maiduguri, Nigeria, leaving eight people dead and wounding 18 others. Mars was sesquisquare Saturn and square Sun in Mars cycle.

According to U.S. and South Korean officials, a missile test in North Korea ends in failure (Saturn), with the missile exploding (Mars) seconds after launch. Mars was sesquisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle.

 March 21: The United States and Britain temporarily ban carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats (Saturn). Saturn was sextile Sun in Saturn cycle.

March 20: Donald Trump’s claim that the Obama administration wire-tapped (Uranus) his Trump Tower headquarters is thoroughly and publicly debunked by FBI director James Comey (house 12), who also confirms the bureau is investigating possible links between Russia and Mr. Trump’s associates. Progressed Mercury in house 12 of the US Aquarian Age chart was opposition birthchart Mars and progressed Moon was conjunction birthchart Uranus.

A car bomb (Mars-Uranus) in Baghdad kills at least 23 people, and wounds 45 others. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

March 19: Syrian rebels (Uranus) launch a major offensive that brought them close to the heart of the Old City of Damascus, and government forces responded with intense bombardments (Mars) of rebel-held areas. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

March 18: North Korea’s state media says its military (Mars) has tested a new high-performance rocket engine (Uranus). Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

Finance ministers (Jupiter) from the world’s biggest economies drop a pledge to keep global trade free and open (Jupiter), acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist (Saturn) United States. Progressed Moon was inconjunct birthchart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was sextile Sun in the Saturn cycle.

Thousands of Iraqis flee (Saturn) western Mosel as the battle (Mars) between Iraqi and allied forces (Mars) and ISIL militants (Uranus-Mars) escalates in the densely populated Old City. Uranus was inconjunct Mars and parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 17: For the first time (Uranus) Israel shoots down (Mars) a Syrian surface-to-air-missile using its most advanced Arrow anti-missile system (Uranus). Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

At least 40 Somali refugees are killed (Mars) when an Apache helicopter attacks (Mars) the boat they are traveling in off the coast of Yemen. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

Heavy flooding (Saturn) in Peru kills at least 67 people and forces thousands to abandon their homes. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Researchers in a study published in the Lancet claim the healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia. Barely any Tsimane has signs of clogged up arteries – even well into old age. The researchers said ‘it’s an incredible population with radically different diets and ways of living’ (Uranus). Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle. (It’s a high carbohydrate – low protein/fat diet with lots of walking exercise.)

March 16: Iraqi government forces (Mars) besiege Islamic State militants (Mars) around Mosul’s Old City. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

A second U.S. federal judge (Jupiter), Theodore D. Chuang of Maryland, grants that state’s motion for a temporary restraining order on President Trump’s revised travel ban. Progressed Moon was inconjunct birthchart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart.

March 15: In the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Uranus) wins the most seats in the election and easily beats Geert Wilder’s anti-immigration and anti-EU party. Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.  (When progressed Sun square birthchart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart finished on January 29, 2017 the push towards extremist politics and nationalism lost momentum and ran out of steam.)

In Hawaii Federal Court judge Derrick Watson (Jupiter) blocks (Pluto) President Trump’s new travel ban citing ‘questionable evidence’ in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security (Saturn). Progressed Moon was inconjunct birthchart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky; and Saturn was sextile the Sun in the Saturn cycle.

At least 31 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack (Mars-Uranus) at the main court complex in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

March 14: Turkish President Erdogan warns the Netherlands that he could take further steps in a deepening diplomatic row (Mars). A government spokesman in Ankara said economic sanctions could be coming. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reveals (Uranus) Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return on live television. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

March 13: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces she will seek a second referendum on Scottish Independence (Uranus) from the United Kingdom. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

Turkey announces a series of measures in retaliation (Mars) for a Dutch decision to block its ministers from campaigning for a referendum as their diplomatic rift (Mars) deepens. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

Berlin airport worker strike (Uranus) over a pay dispute (Mars) that has already caused the cancellation of around 1,000 flights. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, (Uranus) the total number of people killed and missing in Syria’s war (Mars) is now 465,000. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

March 12: Turkey’s President Erdogan says the Netherlands is acting like a ‘banana republic’ (Uranus) fuelling a row (Mars) over Ankara’s political campaigning abroad. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

A landslide (Saturn) at a rubbish dump on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, kills at least 115 people. Saturn was sextile Sun in Saturn cycle.

At least 38 people are dead in the city of Gonaives in northern Haiti after a bus collides (Mars) with a crowd celebrating an eastertime festival, Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle and Mars was semisextile Mars in the Mars cycle.

March 11: The United Nations issues a plea for help saying that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. More than 20 million people face the threat of starvation and famine (Saturn) in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Saturn in the United Nations chart.

The Netherlands bars Turkey’s foreign minister from landing in Rotterdam and cancels a campaign rally (Uranus) among Turkish émigrés. A diplomatic row (Mars) escalates as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan describes the Dutch as ‘Nazi remnants and fascists’ (Uranus). Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle and Mars was semisextile Mars in the Mars cycle.

A double bomb attack (Mars) targeting Shi’ite pilgrims in Damascus kills at least 40 Iraqis and wounds 120 more. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle and Mars was semisextile Mars in the Mars cycle.

At least nine people are killed in fires (Mars) in Cape Town, South Africa. Mars was semisextile Mars in the Mars cycle.

March 10: South Korea’s Constitutional Court (Jupiter) removes President Park Geun-hye (Sun-Venus) from office over a graft scandal (Uranus) involving the country’s conglomerates, sparking protests (Uranus). Two of her supporters were killed (Mars) in clashes (Mars) with police (Mars). Progressed Sun was square birthchart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; Jupiter was opposition Uranus and square Pluto in the sky; Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky; and Mars was parallel Moon in Mars cycle.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) sends 100,000 euros ($106,090) (Jupiter) to the poor in the ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo. Progressed Moon was inconjunct Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart.

Workers at Peru’s top copper mine, Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde, start an indefinite strike (Uranus) that will halt 95 percent of production of about 40,000 tonnes per month. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

March 9: Julian Assange says that the anti-secrecy group (Uranus-Pluto) Wikileaks will provide technology companies (Uranus) with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools (Pluto) that it possesses so they can patch software flaws. Jupiter was opposition Uranus and square Pluto in the sky.

An overcrowded bus veers off a mountain road in Jakarkot District, Nepal, killing at least 25 people. Mars was parallel Moon in Mars cycle.

March 8: In Kabul, Afghanistan unidentified gunmen (Mars) attack a military hospital killing (Mars) at least 49 people and wounding dozens more. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack. Mars was parallel Moon in Mars cycle.

Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in their stronghold of Mosul as bomb blasts (Mars) rip through a wedding party near Tikrit, killing more than 20 people. Mars was parallel Moon in Mars cycle.

A fire (Mars) breaks out at a home for abused children in San José Pinula, Guatemala, killing 35 girls. Mars was parallel Moon in Mars cycle.

The Day Without a Woman general strike (Uranus) occurs. Uranus was inconjunct Mars in the Uranus cycle.

March 7: The United States starts to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defense system in South Korea after North Korea tested four ballistic missiles on March 6. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Elite Iraqi security forces dislodge Islamic State militants from the main government buildings in Mosul, their last major city stronghold in Iraq. Mars was sextile Moon in Mars cycle.

North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving the country as the row over the murder of Kim Jong Nam continues to boil and escalate. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart and Mars was sextile Moon in the Mars cycle.

Wikileaks releases thousands of documents (Jupiter) that it claims provides details of surveillance software (Pluto) used by the CIA (Pluto). Jupiter was opposition Uranus and square Pluto in the sky.

March 6: North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A US Navy ship (Jupiter) is forced to change course when fast-moving Iranian vessels approach it in the Strait of Hormuz. Jupiter was opposition Uranus in the sky.

Donald Trump signs a revised executive order (Sun) banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts. Sun was square Saturn in Sun cycle and Saturn was sextile Sun in Saturn cycle.

March 4: In a tweetstorm (Mars-Uranus) Donald Trump accuses former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in October 2016. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky and Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

At least eight Afghan civilians, including four children, are killed in a military air strike (Mars-Neptune) or roadside bomb blast (Mars) in the western Farah Province. Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

At dawn Jordan executes (Mars), by hanging, 15 prisoners, including 10 convicted of terrorism charges. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky and Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

The United Nations warns of a potential famine (Saturn) in Somalia as the country’s Prime Minister reports that at least 110 people have died of starvation (Saturn) in the drought-hit region (Saturn) in the past 48 hours. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Saturn in the UN chart.

With a dispute (Mars) brewing with the US over the South China Sea and the status of Taiwan China defies pressure and says its 2017 military budget (Mars) will grow about 7 percent, its slowest pace since 2010. Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

March 3: In what appears to be the first chemical weapon attack (Mars-Neptune) in the battle for Mosel twelve civilians are injured. Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle. The United Nations refugee agency said 4,000 people a day are fleeing (Saturn) the western half of Mosul as Iraqi troops (Mars) advance into the city. Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

A damaged natural gas pipeline (Mars-Neptune) operating under Cook Inlet near Anchorage, Alaska continues releasing between 210,000–310,000 cubic feet of gas per day. Pipeline operator Hilcorp Energy states that repairs will not be possible for weeks. Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

March 2: The Syrian army (Mars) announces that it has recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State for the second time in a year. Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

The United States carries out more than 20 precision strikes (Mars) in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. It was the first major operations against the group since January. Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after the Washington Post reports he failed to disclose two meetings he had with Russia’s ambassador before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

March 1: At least 16 people are killed and 40 more are wounded after two suicide bombers attack Kabul. The Taliban claim responsibility. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Russia and China veto a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for sanctions (Pluto) against the Syrian government and President Basher al-Assad over allegations that the government used chemical weapons in the conflict. Jupiter was square Pluto in the sky.

Scientists announce the finding (Uranus) of microfossils up to almost 4.3 billion years old, within rocks from the Hudson Bay shoreline in northern Quebec, Canada. They may represent the oldest-known evidence of life on Earth. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

U.S. Senate Democrats urge the Senate Finance Committee to review Donald Trump’s tax returns, as part of a campaign in Congress that has begun to show signs of attracting Republican support. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises above 21,000 points, reaching an all-time high (Jupiter). Progressed Moon was trine Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart.

Australia goes 25 years without a recession. Jupiter the planet of economic growth is trine (luck) the ascendant in Australia’s birthchart.

 

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