Major global events December 2017

December 1 with ongoing posts

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.

December 15: In Australia a five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse (Mars and house 5) is released. A royal commission (Pluto) uncovered harrowing evidence of sexual abuse within institutions, including churches (house 9), schools and sports clubs (house 5). Progressed Mars was parallel birthchart. Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

December 14: Restrictions on US broadband providers’ ability to prioritize one service’s data over another are to be reduced. Internet service providers (ISPs) will now be allowed to speed up or slow down different companies’ data, and charge (Jupiter) consumers according to the services they access. Jupiter was trine Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle.

Walt Disney agrees to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s business for $52.4bn (£39bn) (Jupiter). Jupiter was trine Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle.

The biggest narcotics gang in Columbia, the far-right paramilitary Clan del Golfo, declares a cease-fire (Venus) in effect since December 13. Progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

December 13: Martial law (Mars) in the Philippines is extended until December 31, 2018. Progressed Mars was parallel birthchart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chat; and Mars was parallel the Moon in the Mars cycle.

The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates (Jupiter) by 0.25%, for the third time this year. Officials also boosted their economic forecasts, projecting 2.5% growth in GDP (Jupiter) in 2017 and 2018, due in part to planned tax cuts (Saturn). Jupiter was trine the Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

In a key vote on its Brexit bill Theresa May’s government suffers a major loss (Saturn) – 309-305 – after a rebellion (Uranus) by 11 Tory MPs. Progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

December 12: Republican Roy Moore suffers a shock loss (Uranus) in the Alabama senate race. Democrat Doug Jones wins a bitter fight (Mars), dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by accusations of sexual misconduct (Mars) against Moore. Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle; and Jupiter was sesquisquare Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

December 11/12: An explosion and fire rips through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub killing one person and injuring 21 others. Italy declares a state of emergency (Mars) as flows from the strategic site were cut off for most of the day. News of the blast sent gas prices in Europe soaring (Jupiter) on fears it would restrict supply as winter sets in. Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle; and Jupiter was sesquisquare Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

December 10: Wild fires rage across southern California heading towards coastal cities Mars was inconjunct Mars in the Mars cycle.

December 9: Iraq announces that the war (Mars) against ISIS is over. All the territory occupied by ISIS has been liberated (Uranus) and peace (Venus) and security (Saturn) have been re-established. Progressed Mars was parallel birthchart Saturn; progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Saturn; and progressed Jupiter was trine birthchart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

Anti-US and anti-Trump protests (Uranus) continue on the West Bank and in Gaza. Jupiter was trine Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

December 8: Demonstrators (Uranus) across the Arab and Muslim worlds take to the streets expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and outrage at the US move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jupiter was sesquisquare Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

The European Union and Japan conclude negotiations on a trade deal (Jupiter). Jupiter was sesquisquare Uranus and trine Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

The European Union and the United Kingdom reach agreement (Jupiter) on the first stage of Brexit including the status of the border between the U.K. and Ireland. Jupiter was sesquisquare Uranus and trine Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

December 7/8: Bitcoin passes $14,000 (£10,460; €11,870). It surged $2,000 in less than 24 hours and then surges again to briefly pass $17,000. The cryptocurrency (Jupiter-Uranus) began the year below $1,000. Jupiter was sesquisquare Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

December 6: US president Donald Trump (Sun) recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and says the US has started the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praises (Sun) the announcement but there’s worldwide criticism (Sun discord), Progressed Sun was sesquisquare (agitation) birthchart Sun in the Aquarian Age chart.

Time names the ‘Silence Breakers’ as person of the year. The cover features six women (Venus) who have spoken up against harassment this year: actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, Californian lobbyist Adama Iwu, strawberry picker Isabel Pascual (whose name was changed in the story to protect her family), and an anonymous hospital worker from Texas. But the piece makes clear that the movement is bigger than any individual person and that the award is for all those who have done so. Progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Moon was sesquisquare the Venus-Saturn conjunction; and transit Sun was square birthchart Venus.

December 5: A 14-person International Olympic Committee panel (Pluto) bans Russia from the Winter Olympics (house 5) in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, after a report finds evidence of systemic drug cheating (Neptune) in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Russia’s Aquarian Age chart progressed to December 5, 2017

Progressed ascendant at 26 Capricorn 42 in house 4 was inconjunct birthchart Pluto – planet of drastic events – at 26 Taurus 30 in house 8; progressed Venus – the ruler of house 5 – in house 7 – was conjunction progressed Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 5; and progressed Sun –  at 15 Gemini 08 in house 9 – was semisextile progressed Neptune at 15 Taurus 11 in house 8.

Transit Mars – at 27 Libra 13 in house 1 – was inconjunct birthchart Pluto activating the Pluto progression (the ban); transit ascendant – at 7N41 – was parallel birthchart Venus at 7S06 activating the house 5 progression (the Olympics); and transit Jupiter – at 11 Scorpio 52 in house 2 – was opposition birthchart Neptune activating the Neptune progression (drug cheating).

December 1: Former United States national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying (Neptune) to the FBI in the federal investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. Flynn agrees to cooperate (Pluto) with the FBI in the ongoing investigation. Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle and opposition Uranus in the sky.

Bitcoin (Jupiter) briefly crosses over the $US11,000 mark as it continues its whirlwind end to the year (bubble). Jupiter was trine Neptune in the sky.

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