Major world events July 2020

Events as reported by reputable news services.

July 1: Hong Kong police (Mars) fire water cannon and tear gas and arrest more than 300 people as protesters (Uranus) took to the streets in defiance of sweeping security legislation introduced by China to stifle dissent. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

British PM Boris Johnson says up to three million Hong Kong residents will be offered citizenship in the United Kingdom allowing them to settle in the UK for five years under political asylum. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Covid-19: As infections surge (Mars) across the US and states impose new restrictions (house 12), President Donald Trump says ‘I think that at some point that (the virus) is going to sort of just disappear, I hope’; the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention records 52,982 new cases across the country; Texas records its largest single day spike, with 8,076 confirmed by the state’s health department; and Louisiana records its largest spike since April, with authorities confirming another 2,100 infections. The US now has over 2.6 million confirmed covid-19 infections and more than 127,000 deaths. In America’s chart progressed Moon was square progressed Mars.

The military (Mars) is deployed in the Ethiopian capital, as armed gangs (Mars-Pluto) roam neighborhoods in a second day of unrest (Uranus) that has claimed more than 80 lives. The protests were sparked by the assassination of popular musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa on Monday night. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was conjunction Mars in the Mars cycle.

The Guardia di Finanza (Mars) seizes over $1.2 billion worth of fenethyline tablets (Neptune) at a port in Salerno, Italy. It’s believed that the amphetamines were manufactured by ISIL and originated in Syria. The haul, amounting to 14 metric tonnes of contraband, is the largest drug bust (Mars-Neptune) in history. Progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

July 2: Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, is arrested on sex abuse charges (Mars). Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

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Covid-19: America reports more than 55,000 cases – a record one day count; the virus is on the rise in 37 US States; Florida reports more than 10,000 cases; the global case count totals 10.76 million and the death count has surpassed 516,600. (Different sources give greatly different cases and death counts. nCoV2019live reports 10,960,000 cases and 523,000 deaths.) Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was square progressed Mars in America’s chart.

In northern Myanmar at least 200 bodies have been found after a landslide (Saturn) at a jade mining site. Rescue work continues for people still missing at the site in the Hpakant area of Kachin state. Progressed Saturn at 20S20 was parallel ascendant at 20N43 in Myanmar’s Saturn cycle chart.

July 3: At least 21 people are killed in a crash (Mars) involving a van and a Karachi-Lahore express train in north-eastern Pakistan; and at least 8 policemen (Mars) are killed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in a shoot-out with a criminal gang (Pluto). Progressed Sun was parallel Mars and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: The global coronavirus case count surges past 11 million; the death toll exceeds 522,000; America records 57,497 confirmed cases – its seventh reported high in nine days; Brazil registers 42,223 new cases bringing the total to 1,539,081; it has recorded over 63,000 covid deaths; Saudi Arabia reports 4,193 new infections; it has over 200,000 reported cases and the death toll stands at 1,802. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was square progressed Mars in America’s chart.

July 4: The World Health Organization reports a record increase in global coronavirus cases with the total rising by 212,326; the biggest increases are from the United States, Brazil and India; deaths remain steady at about 5,000 a day; the surge in America continues with Florida confirming a record 11,458 new cases; India records its highest single-day spike with over 22,000 new cases and 442 deaths; Russia reports 6,632 new cases; it has a nationwide case count of 674,515; and Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia reimposes restrictions on more than 200,000 people following several new coronavirus outbreaks. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was square progressed Mars in America’s chart.

July 5: More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests (Uranus) in Ethiopia last week. The capital and other hotspots remain closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown has entered its sixth day. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

Books (Mercury) by pro-democracy figures have been removed from public libraries (Gemini) in Hong Kong in the wake of a controversial new security law. Progressed Moon was square birth chart Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart.

Covid-19: Britain’s death toll rises to 44,220; cases and deaths are surging along Colombia’s Caribbean coast; the region has become the country’s epicenter; the case count there has reached over 113,000 with almost 4,000 deaths; Brazil’s death count passes 64,200; Peru has over 300,000 confirmed cases – the fifth-highest in the world; Iran reports 163 covid-19 deaths; the case count there reaches 240,438 and the death count jumps to 11,571; the Philippines reports 2,434 new infections, taking the total count to 44,254; the death count there stands at 1,297; and Spain’s north-western region of Galicia reimposes restrictions on an area of 70,000 people following a covid-19 outbreak. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

July 6: Britain imposes sanctions (Saturn-Pluto) on 25 Russians and 20 Saudis as part of post-Brexit measures aimed at stopping the laundering of ‘blood money’ (Neptune). Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.  

Covid-19: There have been more than 11.5 million cases globally and more than 530,000 deaths; cases surge across America and the death toll tops 130,000; India records 24,000 new cases, surpassing Russia to become the country with the third highest number of cases in the world; the caseload there is galloping with more than 20,000 new infections per day; the total number of cases is 697,413. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Publisher Simon & Schuster Inc (Jupiter) says a tell-all book (Mercury) by Donald Trump’s niece (house 3 in his chart) will be published (Jupiter-house 9) on July 14, two weeks earlier than expected. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Moon was square birth chart Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart.

July 7: Some 150 writers, academics (Mercury) and activists (Uranus) sign an open letter (Mercury) denouncing so-called cancel culture – the online shaming (Sun) of individuals who cause offence. The letter denounces ‘a vogue for public shaming and ostracism’ and ‘a blinding moral certainty’. Progressed Moon was square birth chart Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating major aspect progressed Mercury sextile progressed Uranus.

Covid-19: The global case count reaches 11.83 million; the death count tops 541,395; Brazil registers 45,305 new cases including Jair Bolsonaro and 1,254 additional deaths; Chile surpasses 300,000 cases; Texas surpasses 200,000 cases; contract tracing is no longer possible across the southern United States due to the rapid spread of the virus; Britain’s death count rises to 44,391; France’s rises to 29,933; and the World Health Organization acknowledges that evidence is emerging of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

The director of the FBI, Christopher Wray (Pluto), says acts of espionage (house 12) and theft by China’s government pose the ‘greatest long-term threat’ to the future of the US. He claimed: ‘China is engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the world’s only superpower (Sun) by any means necessary.’ In the Sun section and Pluto period of the Aquarian Age progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

A court (Jupiter-house 9) in Vietnam sentences a 29-year-old Facebook user (house 9) to eight years in prison for making anti-government posts, including several criticizing communist leader Ho Chi Minh (Sun). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Government data released in America reveals that megachurches and other religious organizations (Jupiter) with ties to vocal supporters of Donald Trump were approved for millions of dollars (Jupiter) in forgivable loans (Jupiter) from a taxpayer-funded pandemic aid bailout (Jupiter). Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

July 8: At the 23rd International AIDS Conference held in San Francisco ((July 6-July 10, 2020) there are two ‘good’ announcements in the fight (Mars) against HIV (Saturn) – a possible case of long-term remission from the virus, and research (Uranus) that found an injection can prevent HIV. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Mercury was sextile progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

Covid-19: The covid hot-spots are America, Brazil, Colombia, India and South Africa; Saudi Arabia, Iran, Australia and Israel are experiencing a second rise in covid-cases; and the US surpasses three million cases and sets a daily record of 62,021 new cases. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Moon was square progressed Mars in America’s chart.

Japan is reeling from record-breaking torrential rain and floods (Saturn) that have killed at least 58 people and damaged over 4,000 homes since July 3. Progressed Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

A political row (Sun-Mars) breaks out in India after 30kg (66lb) of gold (Sun) is found being smuggled (Pluto-house 12) into the country hidden inside bathroom fittings in diplomatic baggage. Progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

July 9: The US Supreme Court (Jupiter-house 9) rules that a New York prosecutor can obtain Donald Trump’s (house 10) financial records (Jupiter) but prevents – at least for now – Democratic-led House of Representatives committees from getting similar documents. In America’s June 30, 2020 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction chart Jupiter and Pluto are in house 10 and Jupiter is cusp ruler of house 9.

Covid-19: America records over 65,000 infections – another daily record; more than 900 people have died from the virus in the past three days; and Indonesia has its biggest daily rise with 2,657 new cases, taking the nationwide tally to 70,736. Progressed Moon was square progressed Mars in America’s chart – peak power date is July 15; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Australia follows the UK and Canada and suspends its extradition treaty (Jupiter) with Hong Kong in response to fears over a new national security law (Saturn) imposed by China. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Greece’s parliament approves a bill regulating street demonstrations (Uranus) as thousands march through central Athens to denounce the new law (Jupiter); and thousands stage a sit-down rally (Pluto) in Belgrade to object to any reimposition of coronavirus curbs and to voice opposition to the government (Sun). Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

July 10: The US Supreme Court (Jupiter) rules about half of Oklahoma (Saturn) including its second-biggest city, Tulsa, should be recognised as part of a reservation. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Covid-19: Donald Trump has successfully used the covid pandemic to divide (Pluto) America; cases there reach record levels with over 69,000 new infections; a total of nine states – Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin – reach records for single-day infections; nearly 134,000 have died from the virus; and California will release up to 8,000 inmates early from state prisons (house 12) to slow the spread of covid-19. Progressed Moon was square progressed Mars in America’s chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

President Tayyip Erdogan declares Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia a mosque (Jupiter) after a top court (Jupiter) rules the ancient building’s (Saturn) conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

Protesters (Pluto-Uranus) in Mali’s capital Bamako, demanding that President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita stand down, force (Pluto) the state broadcaster (Pluto) off air. Police (Mars) fire shots and used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Heavy rains (Saturn) trigger flash floods (Saturn) and landslides (Saturn) that kill at least 23 people and displace thousands in western Nepal. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

July 11: Thousands of Israelis demonstrate (Uranus) in Tel Aviv, angered (Mars) by what they say has been an inept government response (Sun) to the economic hits they have taken during the coronavirus crisis. Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: Brazil records 1,071 new deaths taking the total death count to 71,469; the total case count there is 1,839,850. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

The southern Chinese province of Jiangxi issues its highest flood warning as torrential rain continues to batter much of the country; and the death toll from heavy flash floods and landslides in western Nepal rises to at least 40. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

July 12: The World Health Organization reports a record 230,379 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours. The biggest increase is in America where Florida reports a daily record for any US city with over 15,300 cases. The new Mars cycle that commenced close to midday (GMT) on July 11 is in its critical event phase and these dire covid-19 metrics are a sign of things to come.   

Covid-19: CoV2019.live reckons the total global case count is more than 13,009,000 with the death count topping 578,600; the US military (Mars) reports 61 covid-19 cases at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and Camp Hansen; Mexico’s death toll shoots above 35,000; Indonesia reports 1,681 new cases; the total case count there is 75,699; Victoria, Australia reports 273 new cases; a Lebanese waste management company quarantines 133 Syrian workers who have tested positive; South Africa reimposes a ban on the sale of alcohol (Mars) and a night time curfew to reduce pressure on its hospitals as coronavirus infections rise rapidly; Hungary imposes new restrictions on cross-border travel in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries; and sex workers (Mars) in Hamburg, Germany demand that Germany’s brothels reopen after months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. Mars was conjunction Mars in the new Mars cycle; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

Five Australian journalists (Mercury) working for Al Jazeera in Malaysia are being investigated for a documentary into why the covid-19 pandemic forced migrant workers into hiding. It’s a media freedom issue. Progressed Moon was square Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart.

July 13: The director general of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says the coronavirus pandemic will get ‘worse and worse’ if governments fail to take more decisive action. He said that ‘too many countries [were] headed in the wrong direction’ and that ‘mixed messages from leaders’ were undermining public trust in attempts to bring the pandemic under control. The US is the worst affected country with over 3.3 million confirmed cases and more than 135,000 deaths. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

The UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression (Mercury) accuses the White House of mounting an “onslaught” against the media and referred to a negative ‘Trump effect’ on global press freedom (Uranus). David Kaye said that he hoped ‘attacks’ on US journalists (Mercury) would end when President Donald Trump leaves office. He told journalists in Geneva that ‘The way he denigrates the media, denigrates freedom of expression’. Progressed Moon was square birth chart Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating major aspect progressed Mercury sextile progressed Uranus.

China is counting the costs of its most punishing flood season (Saturn) in more than three decades. Progressed Sun was square progressed Saturn in China’s chart.

July 14: The UK’s PM Boris Johnson orders Huawei equipment to be purged (Pluto) completely from Britain’s 5G network by the end of 2027. It’s sure to ratchet up tensions between China and the West. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: Mexico reports 7,051 new coronavirus infections and 836 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 311,486 cases and 36,327 deaths; and the number of cases in Venezuela surpasses 10,000. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

Seven Azeri soldiers (Mars) and a civilian, and two Armenian servicemen are killed in the third day of border clashes between countries that fought a war (Mars) in the 1990s over the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region. It’s of major concern as the region serves as a corridor for pipelines taking oil and gas to world markets. Mars cycle event > and progressed Sun was opposition Mars in the Sun cycle.

July 15: Multiple high-profile Twitter accounts (Sun) are hijacked (Pluto) with some of the platform’s top voices used to solicit digital currency (Uranus). Progressed Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: The virus is out of control in several US states; the country has over 3.6 million confirmed cases and more than 140,000 deaths; Indonesia announces the biggest daily rise of 87 new deaths, taking the nationwide death toll at 3,797; it has over 80,000 cases; India records over 30,000 new cases and reimposes a two-week lockdown in parts of the country; covid-cases are on the rise in Melbourne and Tokyo; and almost 1 million Australians (or 7.4% of the workforce) didn’t have a job in June. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh steps down plunging the country into a political crisis (Sun) as it tries to weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Sun) announces a plan for government grants (Jupiter) for all Israelis amid growing public anger (Mars) over his handling of a coronavirus crisis that has taken a sharp turn for the worse. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; progressed Mars was sextile Venus in the Mars cycle; progressed Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle; and progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart.

At least 50 people have been killed and more than two million affected by heavy monsoon flooding in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. Heavy rain (Saturn) has submerged thousands of villages. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

July 16: Britain’s Cyber Security Centre attributes a cyber attack (Pluto) to try and steal Covid-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions (Neptune) around the world to group APT 29 (Pluto) also known as ‘Cozy Bear’ that certainly operates as part of Russian intelligence services. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: Brazil reports more than 2 million confirmed cases and India reports more than 1 million with totals in both countries doubling in less than a month; America reports more than 74,500 new cases – the highest daily rise since the pandemic began there; and cases are on the rise in Australia and Japan. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle > peak power date is July 22

July 17: The World Health Organization reports a record increase in global coronavirus cases with the total rising by 237,743 in 24 hours; the global infection count passes 14 million; the world records 1 million coronavirus cases in 100 hours; the case count in America tops 3.6 million; the death count there tops 139,000. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Moon was square progressed Mars in America’s chart – peak power date was July 15.

Large parts of China are reeling from the worst floods (Saturn) in decades, as disruption mounted for supply chains, including for personal protective equipment (PPE), vital in the fight against the coronavirus. Progressed Sun was square progressed Saturn in China’s chart; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

July 18: The World Health Organization reports a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848; the biggest increases are in the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa; deaths rose by 7,360, the biggest one-day increase since May 10; school reopenings in America spark protests; hundreds of Arizona teachers are driving around cars daubed with slogans like: ‘Remote learning won’t kill us but COVID can!’; and president Hassan Rouhani says that some 25 million Iranians may have been infected with coronavirus, as Iran reimposes restrictions in the capital and elsewhere. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle > peak power date is July 22 > and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

July 19: After 3 days of talking (Mercury) EU leaders are still haggling over a plan to revive economies throttled by the covid-19 pandemic (Saturn). Progressed Moon was square birth chart Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

Covid-19: The total global death count surpasses 600,000; the virus has claimed over 140,000 US lives; Indonesia reports 127 new deaths; the total death count there is 4,143; and Hong Kong reports 108 new cases its highest one-day increase since the pandemic began. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

The heavy rains (Saturn) keep falling across China. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

July 20: EU leaders strike a deal that will see the 27-nation bloc offering €750bn (£677bn; $859bn) (Jupiter) in grants and loans to counter the economic impact of the covid-19 pandemic (Saturn). Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: The total global death toll surpasses 613,200; Florida reports more than 10,000 new infections for a sixth day in a row; South Africa has more than 250,000 cases; Germany records 522 new cases; case and death counts are rising sharply in the Philippines; Australia’s Victoria state reports 374 new infections; and Vietnam confirms 12 new cases.

Oil prices dip (Saturn-Neptune) weighed down by the prospect that a rise in the pace of coronavirus infections could derail a recovery in fuel demand. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

Japan’s exports suffer a double-digit decline (Saturn) for the fourth month in a row in June as the coronavirus pandemic (Saturn) took a heavy toll on global demand, reinforcing expectations that the economy has sunk into its deepest recession (Saturn) in decades. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Thousands of US workers (Saturn-house 6) walk off the job to protest racism (Uranus), inequality and police brutality (Mars). In America’s chart progressed Moon was square progressed Mars and parallel progressed Uranus.

July 21: For the first time since June 10 the United States reports a daily total of more than 1,000 deaths from covid-19; California passes 400,000 cases; the total US death count nears 142,000; the global case count surges past 15,000,000; the virus is surging in Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru; and Donald Trump’s Covid Today Show returns for a second season. In America’s chart progressed Moon in house 8 (death) was square progressed Mars; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

July 22: The US orders the closure of China’s consulate in Houston ratcheting up tensions between the two superpowers. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Saturn was semisextile Sun in the Saturn cycle.

Covid-19: Japan reports a record of 795 new cases; Hong Kong reports its highest one-day increase with 113 new cases with 105 being locally transmitted; Indonesia reports its highest one-day increase in deaths bringing the death toll to 4,459; the number of cases in Africa reaches 750,000; Australia reports its highest one-day increase in new cases with 502; Romania records over 1,000 new cases; Brazil reports its highest one-day increase with 67,860 new cases; the nationwide total is more than 2.2 million; America is ravaged by the virus; Texas reports 197 deaths and 10,893 hospitalizations; and California reports the highest number of new cases with 12,807 – the state’s total stands at 413,576. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle; and Saturn was opposition the Sun-Moon lunation in the Cancer new Moon chart.

July 23: India reports a record 45,720 new covid-19 cases, taking its total number to 1.24 million; the total number of cases in America tops 4 million; the US records more than 1,000 deaths for the third straight day; and the average number of new US cases is now rising by more than 2,600 every hour, the highest rate in the world. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

July 24: China orders the United States to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu, in a tit-for-tat response to being told to shut its consulate in Houston. Relations between the two world powers deteriorate further. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

Covid-19: The World Health Organization reports a record increase in global covid cases with 284,196 new cases in the last 24 hours; 68,800 were in America where the total surges past 4 million; the US records more than 1,000 deaths for the fourth day in a row; Brazil registers another 1,156 coronavirus deaths bringing the total death toll to 85,238; there are now over 2.3 million confirmed cases in Brazil; India reports 49,310 new cases; South Korea reports 113 cases – the largest one-day increase since March, bringing the country’s total to 14,092. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition the Sun-Moon lunation in the Cancer new Moon chart.

Thousands of Hungarians take part in a protest for media freedom (Mercury-Uranus) after the sacking of the chief editor of the country’s leading independent news website (Pluto). More than 70 journalists (Mercury) and staff had earlier resigned accusing the government of launching a bid to destroy or tame (Pluto) their website. Progressed Mercury was sextile progressed Uranus and progressed Moon was square birth chart Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Pluto was square Sun in the Pluto cycle.

July 25: In America it’s day 60 of anti-police brutality protests (Mars-Uranus) in response to the killing of George Floyd. In Portland, Oregon federal officers (Mars) sent in by Trump use tear gas and shot impact munitions on protestors (Uranus). 18 protestors are arrested charged with crimes such as assaulting police, arson and trespassing. In America’s chart progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus and square progressed Mars. The Moon-Mars progression was at peak power on July 15 and ends August 11. In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus.

Covid-19: Reuters reports that almost 40 countries have had record single-day increases in infections in the past week; Israel reports 1,770 new cases; the case total there is 60,496; and Hong Kong reports a record 133 new cases. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition the Sun-Moon lunation in the Cancer new Moon chart.

Hurricane Hanna (Saturn) makes landfall on the Texas coast and threatens an area of the country that has been battered by the covid-19 pandemic in recent weeks. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

For the third weekend in a row tens of thousands march in the Russian far east to express their anger (Mars) over what they say is President Vladimir Putin’s mishandling of a local political crisis (Sun). Their regional governor Sergei Furgai has been arrested on murder charges. It’s a headache for Putin. The protests started with progressed Moon semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and now progressed Pluto is semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

July 28: The coronavirus is surging in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina; Latin America with a total case count of more than 4,327,160 surpasses the combined infections in the United States and Canada; the US has more than 4.2 million cases and 146,000 deaths;  1 in 79 people have been infected; Florida’s case count rises by 9,300 to over 423,855; California has 448,497 cases; Morocco records 633 new cases bringing the total to 20,278; the death count there is 313; to contain a surge Casablanca, Tangier, Marrakech and Fez will go into lockdown. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Portugal goes onto high alert (Mars) as more than 850 firefighters (Mars) struggle to put out a fire (Mars) sweeping across the country’s central region. Strong winds and high temperatures are hampering fire fighting efforts. Progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland (Venus-Neptune) dies at 104. Progressed Sun was parallel Venus and sesquisquare Neptune in the Sun cycle.

July 27: The head of the WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says that covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency ever declared by the organization; the total global death count passes 650,000; 10,000 new cases a day is the norm in Florida; India reports 50,362 new cases – the highest one day increase ever for the country; Indonesia’s total case count passes 100,000; cases are surging in countries that had previously had the virus under control; Hong Kong reports a record 145 new cases – 142 of them locally transmitted; China reports 61 new cases, up from 46 a day earlier; Victoria, Australia reports a record 532 new cases and six deaths; Hong Kong bans gatherings of more than two people, closes down restaurant dining and makes face masks mandatory in public; Papua New Guinea shuts its borders; Britain orders all visitors from Spain to quarantine for two weeks; and Belgium announces sharp curbs on social contact. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

The price of gold (Sun) hits a record high of US$1,944 per ounce as uncertainty (Mercury-Neptune) over the global economy grows due to a resurgence in covid-19 cases (Saturn). The previous record set in 2011 was US$1,921 per ounce. Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

July 28: Malaysia’s former leader, Najib Razak (Sun), is found guilty of corruption (Pluto) and sentenced to 12 years in jail. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

Covid-19: Brazil records 40,816 additional confirmed cases and 921 deaths; US states Arkansas, Florida, Montana and Oregon report record spikes in fatalities; California records 133 deaths; Germany has recorded 3,611 new infections in the past week; Hong Kong confirms another 106 cases; Vietnam confirms 18 new cases; Iran records 235 deaths; Osaka and Aichi prefectures in Japan report single day record highs of 155 and 110 new cases; Malta reports that 65 of 94 migrants rescued from the sea test positive for covid-19; and Indonesia reports 2,366 recoveries – a record high for the country. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

July 29: Deaths from covid-19 surpass 150,000 in the United States; that’s more than any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total; the increase of 10,000 deaths over the last 11 days is the fastest in the United States since early June; Florida reports another 217 deaths – a record in one day; the pace of infections has accelerated since the US death toll passed 100,000 on May 27; the epicentre has now moved, to the South and West from the area around New York; the rising numbers have crushed early hopes the country was past the worst of an economic crisis brought on by stay-at-home orders and business closures that have devastated the economy and thrown millions of Americans out of work. Progressed Moon was square progressed Mars in America’s chart; See Covid-19: America and Donald Trump

July 30: Hong Kong disqualifies twelve pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election, citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

Covid-19: The total global case count hurtles past 17 million; Japan reports 1,274 new cases – its highest single day count; India reports 52,123 new cases; mainland China reports 105 new cases; Ukraine reports a record high of 1,197 new cases; Rumania reports a record high of 1,356 new cases; and Poland reports a record high of 615 new cases. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was opposition the Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

In Kogi State, Nigeria 13 people are killed and six are injured in a mass shooting (Mars); and in Afghanistan at least 17 people are killed in a powerful car bomb blast (Mars) in Logar province. Progressed Mars was parallel moon in the Mars cycle.

The U.S. economy suffers its biggest blow since the Great Depression in the second quarter as the covid-19 pandemic shatters consumer confidence and business spending. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

Italy’s Senate votes 149 to 141 to strip ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini (Sun) of parliamentary immunity paving the way for his prosecution for blocking a migrant ship of Italy’s coast last August. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; see Matteo Salvini

Iraq swelters with the temperature in Baghdad reaching 52C on Tuesday and 51C on Wednesday.  That’s 125° Fahrenheit. Progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

July 31: The World Health Organization reports a record 292,527 increase in global coronavirus cases; the biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa; these four countries dominate global headlines with large outbreaks; the global death count rose by 6,812; deaths have been averaging 5,200 a day in July, up from an average of 4,600 a day in June; nearly 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the last week, around double that of the previous week; America’s death count has increased by nearly 25,000 in July to 153,000; Florida reports a record increase in deaths for a fourth day in a row with 257 fatalities; India reports a record 55,079 new cases and 779 deaths; the Philippines reports a record high of 4,063 new cases; Vietnam reports 82 new cases; China reports 127 new cases; Tokyo registers another 463 new cases; and Fiji reports its first death. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition the Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.


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