Major global events April 2018

April 1, 2018

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.

April 20: North Korea suspends its missile (Mars) and nuclear tests (Pluto) and agrees to shut down its nuclear test sites (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the Mars cycle and the sky.

4 Palestinians are killed and 96 wounded (Mars) by Israeli fire on the Israel-Gaza border. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the Mars cycle and the sky.

The Democratic National Committee file a lawsuit against Russia, the Donald Trump administration, and WikiLeaks (Pluto) alleging that the former conspired (Pluto) to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the Mars cycle and the sky.

On the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre (Mars), thousands of students (Pluto) across the United States walk out to protest against school shootings (Mars). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 17: North Korea and South Korea announce that they are planning to officially end the Korean War by writing a peace agreement. An armistice agreement was reached, ending armed conflict, in 1953. Mars was conjunction Pluto – the planet of cooperation – in the sky.

A report claims that Mike Pompeo, the CIA director and secretary of state nominee made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend to meet with Kim Jong un to lay the ground work for direct talks between Kim and Donald Trump. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 15: Seven inmates are killed and seventeen others wounded in a prison riot (Mars-house 12) in Bishopville, South Carolina. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and in the US Mars cycle progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in house 12.

April 13: In response to a chemical attack in Douma on April 7 the US, UK and France (Pluto) bomb (Mars) multiple government targets in Syria. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The UN meets in emergency session. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the Middle East is in such ‘chaos’ (Neptune) that it has become a threat (Pluto) to international peace and security (Saturn) — and Syria ‘represents the most serious threat’. He claimed: ‘The Cold War (Mars-Saturn) is back – with a vengeance but with a difference. The mechanisms and the safeguards (Saturn) to manage the risks (Mars) of escalation that existed in the past no longer seem to be present.’ Mars was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

Fierce clashes (Mars) erupt on the Gaza-Israel border, with Palestinian officials reporting hundreds of people injured. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

With James Comey’s book ‘A High Loyalty’ scheduled for release on April 17 Donald Trump launches a fusillade of furious tweets and the White House lunches Lyin’Comey. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 11: Donald Trump fires a tweet (house 9) warning (Pluto) Russia that ‘missiles will be coming, nice and new and smart’ in Syria. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

A military plane (Mars) crashes (Mars) soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Mark Zuckerberg clashes (Mars) with US lawmakers over privacy concerns and reveals that he was among the 87 million Facebook users (Pluto) whose data was improperly shared. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky

US House Speaker Paul Ryan (Sun) announces (Mercury) that he will not seek re-election in November and will retire in January 2018 after serving his full term. Progressed Sun was parallel Mercury and square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

April 10: Russia vetoes (Pluto) a US proposal to the UN Security Council for an independent investigation into who was responsible for alleged chemical weapons attacks (Mars) in the Syrian town of Douma. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Sun was square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins a two-day congressional inquisition (Pluto) declaring his company is trying to change in the light of recent criticism, is facing an ‘arms race’ (Mars) with Russia actors and is working with Robert Mueller (Pluto) in the federal probe into Russian interference. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Sun was square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Eighty-two people have died in two Indonesian provinces after they were poisoned by a batch of bootleg alcohol (Mars-Pluto). The death toll is expected to rise. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Iran sets a single foreign exchange rate at 42,000 rials to the dollar to rescue its currency (Jupiter). Iranians are rushing to hedge against depreciation of their assets as they fear an imminent collapse of the nuclear deal and a return to economic sanctions. Progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

April 9: The UN Security Council meets in an emergency session (Mars). The Russian Ambassador warns (Pluto) the US of ‘grave repercussions’ if it carries out an attack (Mars) against Syrian government forces over Saturdays report of a deadly chemical attack in Douma. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The FBI (Pluto) raid the office of Donald Trump’s lawyer and spokesperson Michael Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to pornographic-film actress Stormy Daniels. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile birthchart Pluto in Donald Trump’s chart.

April 8: Hungary’s anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins a decisive victory. The campaign was run on hate (Mars) and conspiracy theories (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

April 7: More than 40 people are killed in a chemical weapons attack (Neptune and Mars) in the Syrian city of Douma. Russia and Syria deny (Neptune) allegations of involvement. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

Israeli troops (Mars) shoot dead ten Palestinians near the Israel-Gaza border, including a Palestinian journalist (Mercury) , as protests and riots continue. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

A man drives a van into a group of people (Pluto) in Munster, Germany, killing 2 and injuring 30. The driver then shoots (Mars) and kills himself. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The Ministry of Information of Information and Communications Technology of Iran says hackers (Pluto) attacked its networks, leaving an image of US flags on screens. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 6: UN Security-General António Guterres warns Israel to use ‘extreme caution’ (Saturn) as further protests are held at the Gazan border. Israeli Defence Forces (Mars) kill at least 9 Palestinians. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

The United States imposes sanctions (Saturn) on twelve Russian owned companies, a Russian arms exporter, and a bank. The US cites Russia’s malign activity including meddling in the 2016 election and military engagements (Mars) in Ukraine, Crimea, and Syria, among others. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

A transport and a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team (Pluto) collide (Mars) north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada killing 15 people. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Former President of South Korea Park Geun-hye is sentenced to 24 years in prison and an ₩18 billion fine for bribery, coercion, (Pluto) and abuse of power (Pluto), among other charges. Progressed Moon was trine birthchart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

Wall Street plunges (Saturn) 2.3 % (572 points) on fears of a trade war. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

A report In the UK reveals that 2017 saw over ten thousand new businesses in the technology sector (Uranus). Progressed Jupiter was trine birthchart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

April 5: Russia accuses Britain of inventing a ‘fake story’ (Neptune) and warns it is ‘playing with fire’ (Mars) over its accusations that Moscow is to blame for poisoning a former Russian spy and his daughter. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Donald Trump instructs US trade officials to consider $US100 billion ($130 billion) in additional tariffs (Saturn) on China, fuelling an already heated trade dispute (Mars) between the world’s two biggest economies. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 4: The Trump Administration announces 25 per cent tariffs (Saturn) on 1,300 types of industrial technology, transport and medical products from China in a bid to force changes to Beijing’s intellectual property practices.

Beijing responds by imposing tariffs (Saturn) on a range of goods, including soybeans, airplanes and automobiles. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Facebook increases its estimate of the number of users affected by the scandal involving the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to 87 million. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune and trine birthchart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

Kyoto-based Japan Luna announces a voluntary recall of 132,000 yoghurt bowls containing cereal from a suspect batch of Australian barley which was found to have pesticide (Neptune) levels five times above acceptable limits. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

Bahrain discovers offshore oil field (Neptune) containing 80bn barrels of oil. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

April 3: China’s new defense minister, General Wei Fenghe (Mars), says his visit to Russia is a signal to the United States about the increasingly close military ties (Mars) between Moscow and Beijing. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

France’s rail network is severely disrupted, as a wave of strikes (Pluto) against President Emmanuel Macron’s labor reforms gets under way. Progressed Moon was trine Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart. The strike action (Uranus) will spread over three months, affecting two days in every five. In France’s Uranus cycle chart Uranus is conjunction Moon (the public) in house 3 (the rail network.)

April 2/3: The White House criticizes China after it imposed retaliatory tariffs (Mars-Saturn) against the US on a range of goods, including pork and wine and global share markets take a dive (Saturn). Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 2: China rolls out new tariffs (Saturn) on meat, fruit, wine and other products from the United States in retaliation (Mars) against taxes on imported steel and aluminium. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 1: Clashes (Mars) in South Kashmir, India, kill two civilians, three soldiers, and 13 militants (Mars). Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Cyclone Josie (Saturn) impacts Fiji killing at least four people and causing major flooding (Saturn) and loss of property (Saturn). Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

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