Major global events May 2018

May 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.

May 26: The citizens of Ireland vote to overturn (Uranus) the constitutional ban on abortion by 66.4% to 33.6%. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury and Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

May 24: North Korea sets of a series of explosions (Mars) to demolish the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site (Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Donald Trump cancels the scheduled summit with Kim Jong-un. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

May 23: Iranian truck owners and drivers in seven provinces start striking (Uranus) in protest over poor working conditions. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

May 22: The Kim-Trump summit is on shaky ground. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

May 21: Philip Wilson, the Catholic archbishop (Jupiter) of Adelaide, South Australia, is convicted of concealing sexual abuse (Mars) of children from authorities. Jupiter was square Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

May 19: China announces it will ‘significantly increase’ (Jupiter) purchases of US goods and services to help reduce the trade tensions (Jupiter-Mars) between the two countries, with increased purchases (Jupiter) mainly in agriculture and energy. Progressed Jupiter was square Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

May 18: A school shooting (Mars) at Santa Fe High School in Texas claims 10 lives – 8 students and 2 teachers. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Mars was sextile Mars in the Mars cycle.

May 17: In America Gina Haspel (Venus) is confirmed as the new CIA director (house 12). Progressed Venus in house 12 of the US chart was square birthchart Pluto.

May 16: North Korea cancels high-level talks with South Korea in protest (Uranus) of United States–South Korea military (Mars) exercises; and North Korea warns that it might cancel talks with the United States if the US keeps insisting that North Korea will ‘unilaterally’ abandon its nuclear weapons (Mars-Pluto) program. Mars was conjunction Pluto and square Uranus in the sky.

May 14: The US opens its embassy in Jerusalem and 58 Palestinian protestors (Uranus) are shot and killed (Mars) in the Gaza Strip with over 2,400 wounded. Mars was conjunction Pluto and square Uranus in the sky.

Thunderstorms (Saturn) and lightning strikes (Uranus) kill at least 61 people in five states in India. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

May 13/14: At least 13 people are killed and more than 40 wounded in a series of suicide bombings (Mars-Uranus) at three churches and a police station (Mars) in Surabaya, Indonesia. Mars was square Uranus in the sky.

May 10: Israel lunches retaliatory strikes (Mars) in Syria after Iran launches a wave of missile strikes (Mars) on Israeli territory. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisextile Moon in the Mars cycle.

Kim and Trump will meet in Singapore on June 12.

May 9: In an extraordinary political upset (Uranus) the opposition party in Malaysia defeats the incumbent Barisan Nasional government. Uranus was conjunction the Sun and Moon in the Gemini lunation; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Following heavy rain (Saturn) a dam bursts in Solai, Nakura County, Kenya causing huge destruction and many deaths. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

May 8: Donald Trump announces that the United States will withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal (Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel birthchart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

May 6: Stormy Daniel’s (Venus) appearance on Saturday Night Life whips up a storm (Mars). Progressed Mars was sextile Venus in the Mars cycle.

In the UK thousands of people rally in support of freedom of speech (Mercury) amid a recent crackdown on social media. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

May 5: Indian police (Mars) arrest 14 people suspected of kidnapping, (Pluto) raping and burning to death (Mars) a teenage girl. 100 rapes are reported in India every day. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Two coal mines (Saturn) collapse in Balochistan, Pakistan. A gas explosion (Mars-Neptune) triggers one collapse, killing sixteen. A second collapse kills two with five miners (Saturn) missing. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists (Uranus) are detained by police (Mars) during street protests (Uranus) against Vladimir Putin (Saturn) ahead of his inauguration for a fourth presidential term. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Thousands of people in central Paris demonstrate (Uranus) in an anti-Macron protest (Uranus) against his sweeping reforms (Uranus). Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Donald Trump outrages (Mars) French opinion by suggesting the 2015 attacks (Mars) on Paris could have been stopped by giving people guns. Progressed Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

May 4: Strong earthquakes (Saturn) hit Hawaii’s Big Island, a day after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano (Saturn). A state of emergency has been declared. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

May 3: Dust and rain storms (Saturn-Uranus) in parts of north and western India kill at least 125 people and injure 160. The storms destroyed houses, knocked down power poles and uprooted trees. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

May 2: People power (Uranus) in Armenian brings the country to a standstill. Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan suspends nationwide protests (Uranus) after the governing Republican Party (Saturn) indicated it would support his bid to be interim prime minister. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Firefighters (Mars) in Sao Paulo, Brazil say 44 people are missing after the collapse (Saturn) of the Edificio Wilton Paes de Almeida tower block. Progressed Mars was semisextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Cambridge Analytica announces that it is closing down (Saturn) as a result of the Facebook scandal (Uranus). Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

May 1: Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan (Uranus) calls for a general strike (Uranus) on Wednesday after the governing Republican Party (Saturn) votes against his election as interim prime minister. Addressing tens of thousands of supporters (Pluto) in the capital Yerevan, he urged them to block (Pluto) roads, railway stations and airports. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

French riot police (Mars) use water cannon and teargas on hundreds of hooded protesters (Uranus) who smashed (Mars) shop windows and hurled petrol bombs (Mars) at an annual May Day rally (Uranus) in Paris. 20,000 people attended the rally and more than 200 were arrested. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

A suicide bombing (Mars) at a mosque (Jupiter) in Mubi, Nigeria kills at least 24 people. Progressed Mars was square Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

In Melbourne, Australia, Cardinal George Pell (Jupiter) is committed to stand trial (house 9) on multiple historical sexual offences (Mars). Progressed Mars was square Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

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