Major global events September 2017

Published September 2, 2017 with regular updates

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.

September 30: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discloses that the US was directly communicating (Mercury) with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs but Pyongyang had shown no interest in dialogue. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

A military transport plane (Neptune) crashes (Mars) after take-off from N’djili Airport in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing all 12 Russian crew members. Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky; and Sun was inconjunct Mars in the Sun cycle.

September 29: The US State Department removes all families of employees and nonessential personnel from Cuba following apparent sonic attacks (Mars-Uranus) that injured 21 personnel on the island. Cuba denies any involvement and has authorized the FBI to travel to the island to help (Jupiter) in the ongoing investigation. Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Jupiter was opposition Uranus in the sky.

September 28: Donald Trump waives the Jones Act (Jupiter) for Puerto Rico after he first disallowed additional aid (Jupiter), citing shipping industry (Jupiter) business interests. Jupiter was inconjunct Uranus in the Jupiter cycle and opposition Uranus in the sky.

September 27: Russia announces it has completed the destruction (Mars) of all of its chemical weapons (Neptune-Mars) under the terms of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.

The United States Department of Homeland Security will not waive the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (Jupiter) in response to the ongoing disaster (Mars) in Puerto Rico. Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and Jupiter was opposition Uranus in the sky.

September 26: The Kurds vote ‘yes’ in a referendum to attain their independence (Uranus) and a state of their own. The referendum, which angered (Mars) their neighbors and the US was held in defiance of the government in Baghdad. Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Jupiter was opposition Uranus in the sky.

September 25: Pyongyang claims that US President Donald Trump has declared war (Mars) on North Korea, adding that it reserves the right to shoot down (Mars) US bombers (Mars-Neptune) even if they are not in its air space. Foreign Minister Ri Yong told reporters in New York: ‘The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country.’ China calls for immediate calm in highly complex (Neptune) situation. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

September 24: Donald Trump criticises US national anthem protests (Uranus) so some national Football League players (Mars) and teams react by kneeling, linking arms or skipping performances of the anthem. Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

September 23: North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says targeting the US mainland with its rockets (Mars) was inevitable after ‘Mr. Evil President’ Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader ‘rocket man’, further escalating rhetoric (Mercury) over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programs (Mars). Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.

US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers (Neptune) escorted by fighters flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of force (Mars) the Pentagon said showed the range of military (Mars) options available to Trump. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.

Iran successfully tests the Khorramshabr missile (Mars). Mars was opposition Neptune in the Mars cycle.

September 21: Donald Trump announces new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle. North Korea responds to Trump’s bombastic comments with irrational rhetoric. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was opposition Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Facebook agrees to disclose (Uranus) ads that ran in the US in 2016 from accounts associated with a Russian entity known as the Internet Research Agency to United States Congressional investigators. Earlier, this information was provided to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Jupiter was opposition Uranus in the sky.

China’s credit rating is downgraded (Saturn) by Standard & Poor’s because of worries over the country’s rapid build up of debt (Saturn). Sun was square the Moon-Saturn conjunction in the Sun cycle.

September 20: North Korea’s foreign minister likens Donald Trump to a ‘barking dog’ after the US President warns he would ‘totally destroy’ (Mars) North Korea if it threatened the United States and its allies.

Iran’s President says his country will ‘respond decisively’ to any violation of the Iranian nuclear agreement, while slamming Donald Trump’s comments about Iran being unfit to be heard at the United Nations as ‘ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric (Mars)”.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the situation on the Korean peninsula is getting more serious by the day and could not be allowed to spin out of control. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.

Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. Effects are disastrous and the entire island loses power. Seven deaths are reported with two on Guadeloupe. Sun was square the Moon-Saturn conjunction in the Sun cycle; and Puerto Rico experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun.

September 19: In a combative speech (Mars) at the United Nations Donald Trump (Sun) includes Iran among ‘a small group of rogue regimes’ and says the US would ‘totally destroy’ (Mars) North Korea if forced to do so. Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers are frantically searching for survivors. Sun was square the Moon-Saturn conjunction in the Sun cycle; and Mexico experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun.

Hurricane Maria – a category 5 storm – makes landfall in Dominica devastating the Caribbean island. The Caribbean islands experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun.

September 15: North Korea fires a second ballistic missile across Japan. South Korea’s military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was parallel Uranus in the sky; Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Sun was sesquisquare Mars and inconjunct Uranus in the Sun cycle.

September 14: In southern Iraq at least 60 people are killed when a suicide bomber detonates a vest (Mars-Uranus) and gunmen (Mars) open fire inside a restaurant near Nasiriya, capital of Dhiqar province, and a car bomb explodes (Mars) at a nearby checkpoint. Mars was parallel Uranus in the sky; and Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

September 13: Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation (Saturn-Pluto), according to Antonio Guterres the UN secretary general. He said alleged attacks (Mars) by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The UN Security Council later called for urgent steps to end the violence. 379,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since the violence (Mars) began last month. Progressed Mars was inconjunct birthchart Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and Moon is conjunction Saturn in the Sun cycle.

September 11: The UN Security Council approves new sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its recent nuclear test. Sun was trine Pluto – planet of drastic actions – in the Sun cycle.

September 10: Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida as a category 4 hurricane bringing high winds, heavy rain and warnings of storm surges. Over 3.4 million people have lost power. Sun was parallel Mercury – planet of wind and cusp ruler of house 4 – in the US Sun cycle. Florida experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun.

September 9: Hurricane Katie makes landfall in Veracruz State, Mexico. Thousands were left without power and two people died in a mudslide triggered by heavy rain. Mexico experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun.

The death toll from Mexico’s earthquake rises to at least 90.

September 8: Hurricane Irma hits Cuba and The Bahamas as a Category 4 storm. The death toll has risen to at least 24. These islands experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun

The death toll from Mexico’s earthquake has risen to 58.

September 7: Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean passing over Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Puerto Rico as it heads towards The Bahamas and Cuba. There’s massive damage with at least 14 people killed. All these islands experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun.

A magnitude 8.1 earthquake – the largest in a century – hits 96 kilometers (60 miles) south of Pijijiapan, Ciapas, Mexico. A huge rescue operation is under way. Mexico experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun.

September 6: Hurricane Irma (Mercury) makes first landfall on Barbuda, Saint Martin and Anguilla. At least seven people are killed. Barbuda has been wiped out with 90% of all structures destroyed (Saturn). Mercury was conjunction the Great American Eclipse and Saturn was semisquare Uranus in the Saturn cycle. These Caribbean Islands experienced a partial eclipse.

Donald Trump, siding with Democrats, reaches a deal with congressional leaders of both parties to extend the US debt limit and fund (Jupiter) the federal government until Dec. 15, as well as provide Harvey disaster relief (Jupiter). Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia file suit (Jupiter) challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

September 5: The Trump Administration announces that, during the next six months, it will be ending the DACA program that has halted the deportation of about 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Congress is called upon to pass legislation (Jupiter) to correct the situation. Saturn was semisquare Jupiter in the Saturn cycle; and the Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

More than 123,000 Rohingya refugees have fled (Saturn) Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh due to escalating violence (Mars) by the Myanmar Army. Progressed Mars was inconjunct birthchart Moon and progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Venus in the Aquarian Age chart.

September 4: The Cambodia Daily (Mercury) publishes its final edition with the headline ‘Descent into Outright Dictatorship’. The newspaper had been ordered to to pay USD$6.3 million in taxes as a result of an investigation, initiated by Prime Minister Hun Sen, into private companies operating in Cambodia. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

September 3: An Earth-shaking moment when North Korea successfully tests a hydrogen bomb designed to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), producing a greater yield than any of its previous nuclear tests. Progressed Mercury was opposition birthchart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

September 1: In Myanmar 400 Rohingya are killed in an army crackdown (Mars) with more than 2,600 houses (Moon) burned (Mars) down in the past week. About 58,600 Rohingya have fled into neighboring Bangladesh. Progressed Mars was inconjunct birthchart Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was opposition Moon in the Mars cycle.

The Supreme Court of Kenya (Jupiter) annuls the results of the recent presidential election, due to irregularities, and orders a new election. Jupiter was parallel Neptune in the sky.

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