Major world events August 2020

August 1: In Berlin an estimated 17,000 people march in a protest against measures imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrators said measures (Pluto) including the wearing of facemasks violated their rights and freedoms. On July 31 Germany recorded 900 covid-19 cases and 7 deaths. Progressed Sun was square birth chart Moon 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: According to nCov2019live the total global case count passes 18 million; Brazil records 45,392 new cases and 1,088 deaths; South Africa records 10,107 new confirmed cases taking the total to 503,290; Mexico registers a record 9,000 daily cases; Philippines reports 4,963 new cases; this takes the total there to 98,232 and the health system is on the verge of collapse; China reports 49 new cases; and Australia’s Victoria state reports more than 650 new infections. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

August 2: Thousands of Israelis take to the streets protesting against alleged corruption (Pluto) and economic hardship (Saturn) stemming from coronavirus lockdowns (Pluto) and calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Sun). Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was semisextile Sun in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

Covid-19: Officials in Norway say that at least 40 passengers and crew from a luxury cruise liner (Jupiter) have tested positive for covid-19; Mars was square Jupiter in the sky; and India’s coronavirus outbreak is the third worst in the world behind the United States and Brazil, with nearly 1.7 million confirmed cases and 36,500 deaths. Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

An out-of-control wildfire (Mars) burning in Cherry Valley, California, east of Los Angeles, since Friday (July 31) has grown to over 20,000 acres forcing around 8,000 people to evacuate. Progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

August 3: In Spain, the royal palace announces that former King Juan Carlos (Sun) will leave the country weeks after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption (Pluto). It is a humiliating exit for a king who had seemed set to go down in history as the leader who skilfully guided Spain from dictatorship to democracy after the death of General Franco in 1975. And speakers at a Thai anti-government protest demand reforms to the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn calling for its powers to be curbed. Defaming the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison under Thailand law. Progressed Sun was square Moon and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

Covid-19: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says that while there is hope (Jupiter) for a vaccine against Covid-19, one might never be found; he implored people around the world to comply with measures such as social distancing, hand-washing and mask-wearing, saying: ‘Do it all’; covid cases continue to surge in America’s Midwest; in Latin America the case count exceeds 5 million; Colombia reports 10,000 new cases; Brazil has over 2.73 million cases and more than 94,000 deaths; Peru, which recently exceeded 400,000 cases, has seen a dangerous resurgence in infections after relaxing quarantine restrictions in a bid to revive a collapsed economy; a survey in Italy reveals that almost 1.5 million people or 2.5% of the population have developed coronavirus antibodies, a figure six times more than official numbers reported; and a BBC Persian service investigation has found that the number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what the government claims – 42,000 versus 14,405; and the number of people known to be infected is almost double the official figure – 451,024 as opposed to 278,827. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

August 4: A massive blast (Mars) in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, kills at least 70 people and injures more than 4,000 others. The blast followed a fire (Mars) in warehouse holding about 2,750 tonnes of seized ammonium nitrate (house 6). Mars was square Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: America records over 1,000 covid-19 related deaths for the ninth consecutive day; the death toll there passes 155,000; Philippines posts a single-day Southeast Asian record with 6,352 new cases; and Poland reports a single-day record of 680 new cases. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

Heavy rains (Saturn) have battered China, Thailand, Myanmar and India over the past few days. In South Korea fourteen people are killed and 1,000 people are forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain trigger floods and landslides. It’s the longest monsoon season in seven years. Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

In America the White House and Democrats have bickered (Mars) for days over a financial relief package (Jupiter) to assist the unemployed (house 12). Things have been made worse for the poor with grocery prices rising (Jupiter). Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

August 5: The death toll from the chemical explosion in Beirut climbs to 135. The Lebanese people (Moon) lash out and blame their government and ruling political elites (Sun) for the disaster. The magnitude of the event indicates that progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto, progressed Moon inconjunct birth chart Pluto > peak power date is August 6 > and progressed Sun square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart are its markers. It was timed by progressed Mars parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle and Mars square Jupiter in the sky. 

Covid-19: The total worldwide death count surges past 700,000; the number of new cases recorded in America is dropping after peaking at more than 75,000; California, Florida and Texas have a combined total of over 3 million covid-cases; Ukraine reports a record high of 1,271 cases; Spain has 1,772 new cases; France reports 1,695 new cases; and Australia’s Victoria state reports 725 new cases and 15 deaths. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

August 6: Fury in Lebanon as anti-government protesters in Beirut, blaming government negligence for the explosion that killed 150 people and injured about 5,000 others, clash (Mars) with Lebanese security forces. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky and the Mars cycle chart.

In a civil lawsuit (house 7) the New York attorney seeks to dissolve the NRE (Mars) accusing the gun rights group of fraud (Neptune). It’s alleged that the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky and the Mars cycle chart.

Covid-19: India reports 56,000 new cases and 904 deaths; more than two million Indians have tested positive for Covid-19; the last one million cases were confirmed in 20 days; Africa’s case count surpasses 1 million; 21,983 people have died there; Germany reports 1,945 new cases; Poland has 726 new cases; Ukraine reports 1,318 new cases; the virus is spreading rapidly through rural America; and Philippines falls into recession for the first time in 29 years. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

August 7: At least 17 people are killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane Neptune) crashes (Mars) in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky and the Mars cycle chart.

Covid-19: Brazil reports 50,230 new cases and 1,079 deaths; its total case count is 2,962,442 and its official death toll is 99,572; India reports a highest single-day record of more than 62,000 new cases taking the country’s total to 2,025,409; Iraq reports a highest single-day record of 3,461 new cases and 75 more deaths; the nationwide totals there are 144,064 cases and 5,236 deaths; Japan reports a record of 1,597 new cases; Spain reports 1,895 new cases; and France reports 2,288 new cases. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

The European Union provides Fiji with a US$23.4 million budget (Jupiter) it fight the covid-19 pandemic. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

With Mars still square Jupiter in the sky Congress in America fails to reach agreement on economic relief measures for millions of Americans.

August 8: In Lebanon anti-government protestors storm government ministries in Beirut; in Russia anti-Putin protestors march Khabarovsk for the fifth week in a row; in Thailand more than 1,000 anti-government demonstrators rally in Bangkok’s commercial district; in Israel anti-Netanyahu protestors rally in Jerusalem; and in Poland several thousand protestors demand the release of an LGBT activist accused of hanging rainbow banners over statues. Progressed Sun was square Moon and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: America has more than 5 million cases; one out of every 66 residents is infected; the death toll there surpasses 160,000; Brazil reports 49,970 new cases and 905 deaths; its total case count surpasses 3,012,000; its death toll rises to over 100,000; Cuba places Havana back into lockdown as cases rebound; and Ireland reports 174 new cases – up from 98 the previous day. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

In Somalia a suicide bombing (Mars) at a military base (Mars) in Mogadishu kills at least 8 and injures fourteen. Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

A fire (Mars) in an apartment building in northern Czech Republic kills 11 people including 3 children. Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

August 9: Disaster (Mars) threatens the island nation of Mauritius as volunteers hampered by rough seas are scrambling to create cordons to keep oil leaking (Neptune) from a ship (Jupiter) away from the island. Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle and Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky.

The MV Wakashio, believed to have been carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel oil, ran aground on a coral reef off Mauritius on 25 July. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky, progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle

Lebanese police (Mars) fire tear gas (Neptune) to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut; and protesters and riot police (Mars) clash in Belarus’ capital Minsk and other cities, after a state TV exit poll said long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected in Sunday’s election. Progressed Sun was square Moon and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

An emergency donor conference for blast-stricken Lebanon raises pledges worth nearly $298 million (Jupiter) for immediate humanitarian relief. Jupiter was sextile Neptune and conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Covid-19: Brazil reports 23,010 new cases and 572 deaths; its total case count now tops 3,035,422 and its death count has risen to 101,049; India reports its highest single day record of 64,399 new cases; Greece reports 203 new cases; and the UK reports 1,062 new cases. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

In Spain anti-monarchy protesters call for an end to the Spanish monarchy (Sun) after the sudden departure of the former king Juan Carlos from the country amid a corruption (Pluto) scandal. Progressed Sun was square Moon and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

Gunmen (Mars) on motorcycles attack a group of aid workers in Niger, killing six French citizens, their local guide and driver; and at least 10 patients die in a fire (Mars) at a temporary Covid hospital in Vijayawada, south-east India. Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle and Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky.

August 10: Lebanon’s prime minister announces his government’s resignation (Pluto) as police (Mars) and protestors (Pluto) clash on the streets of Beirut; police in Belarus fire stun grenades and used batons (Mars) against protesters (Pluto) in fresh clashes (Mars) after the opposition accuses President Alexander Lukashenko (Pluto) of rigging (Neptune) his re-election victory; at least 10 people are killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region as myriad ethnic groups (Pluto) clamor for more autonomy (Uranus); and in Chicago violence (Mars) and looting (Pluto) erupt on the streets following reports of a police shooting (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: Global coronavirus cases surge past 20 million with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

In America a gas explosion (Mars-Neptune) in a Baltimore neighborhood kills at least one person and destroys at least three homes. Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

A Japanese ship that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius has stopped leaking oil (Neptune) but the island nation is preparing for a ‘worst case scenario’ (Pluto). Mars was parallel Neptune and square Pluto in the sky.

A landslide (Saturn) during floods at a tea plantation in Kerala, India, leaves at least 49 people dead. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

August 11: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden taps Senator Kamala Harris of California as his choice for vice president, making her the first Black and Asian-American woman on a major party presidential ticket. See Kamala Harris – the original article has been updated.

Covid-19: Latin America has become the new global hotspot; Argentina records 7,043 new cases pushing the total confirmed infections to 260,911; the death there count stands at 5,004; Colombia’s case count is set to pass 400,000 and the death toll is over 13,000; New Zealand has moved back to Alert Level 3; Bhutan imposes a nationwide lockdown; Greece imposes a midnight until 7am curfew on bars, restaurants and cafés in several regions; and Singapore enters a technical recession for the first time in a decade. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

Thousands of protestors (Pluto) take to the streets of Mali’s capital to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita (Sun), ignoring pleas from regional mediators trying to defuse a deepening political crisis (Sun) to stay home. Progressed Sun was square Moon, progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto, and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has been given regulatory approval after less than two months of testing on humans. Mars was parallel Neptune and square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

August 12: Protesters form human chains and march through the streets of Belarus carrying flowers in anger (Mars) at a crackdown by dictator Alexander Lukashenko > the UN has condemned the use of force by the authorities; and three people have died in the Indian city of Bangalore after police fired on crowds (Pluto) protesting against an allegedly blasphemous (Jupiter) Facebook post. Mars was square Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

Covid-19: According to nCoV2019.live the total global death count passes 750,000; Greece reports 262 new cases; France reports 2,524 new cases; Germany’s case-count rises by 1,226; New Zealand reports 14 new cases and is back in lockdown; and the UK economy enters recession for the first time since 2009. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

August 13: Israel and the United Arab Emirates announce they will normalise diplomatic ties (Jupiter) and forge a broad new relationship, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to the fight against Iran. Progressed Jupiter was sextile birth chart Venus and progressed Moon was parallel progressed Jupiter in the Aquarian age chart; Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: According to nCoV2019Live America has over 5.4 million cases and its death toll exceeds 170,000; the virus there is surging back in nursing homes in covid hotspots; India reports a new record high of nearly 67,000 cases; Iraq reports over 3,800 new cases; and Spain reports 2,935 new cases. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

In Belarus tens of thousands of people (Pluto) including factory workers from state-run factories protest for the fifth day against the election result. Mars was square Pluto and Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky.

August 14: Huge crowds (Pluto) demanding the resignation of dictator Alexander Lukashenko (Pluto) take to the streets for the sixth consecutive day in Belarus. Some 6,700 people have been arrested. Amnesty International (Pluto) says that ‘widespread torture’ is taking place in detention centres (house 12) across the country. Detainees describe being stripped naked, beaten (Mars) and threatened with rape (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was inconjunct Mars in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: The total global case count surpasses 21 million; America has at least 5,271,000 cases and at least 167,278 deaths; California becomes the first state to surpass 600,000 cases; outbreaks of the virus are happening across Europe; France reports 2,846 new covid cases; it has reported more than 12,300 cases in the past week; Germany declares most of Spain a high risk region; Spain closes all nightclubs; and Greece announces a midnight curfew on bars and restaurants. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

America says it has taken control of four Iranian ships (Jupiter) carrying about 1.1 million barrels of oil (Neptune) bound for Venezuela. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune and square Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

August 15: Anti-government protests (Pluto) continue across Belarus. Thousands of people gather outside the state television station demanding full coverage of protests against the disputed presidential election. Vladimir Putin supports dictator Lukashenko (Pluto). The leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania issue a joint statement (Pluto) calling on Belarus to hold a new ‘free and fair’ election with international observers. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; in Belarus’s Pluto cycle chart progressed Pluto was trine Midheaven ensuring events there get global publicity and coverage; and progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: France reports 3,310 new cases; Malta reports 72 new cases; Ireland reports 200 new cases; Denmark mandates the wearing of face masks in all public places; Indonesia bars all foreign visitors; South Korea reports 166 new cases; according to a new Datafolha poll almost half of Brazilians think President Jair Bolsonaro bears ‘no responsibility at all’ for the country’s more than 100,000 pandemic death toll; and there are currently 164 vaccines in development. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was opposition Sun and Moon in the Cancer lunation chart.

August 16: In Belarus around 200,000 people (Pluto) ‘March for Freedom’ in the biggest anti-government protest since the rigged election on August 9. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: The death toll in America tops 170,000; Florida reports 3,779 cases, the state’s lowest since June 23; South Korea reports 279 new cases; and Italy closes all nightclubs as coronavirus cases rise amongst the young. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

More than 10,000 Thai protesters (Pluto) chanting ‘down with dictatorship’ (Pluto) and ‘the country belongs to the people’ rally in Bangkok in the biggest anti-government demonstration since a 2014 coup. Students called for a curb on the monarchy’s powers. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Al-Shabab gunmen (Mars) detonate a car bomb (Mars) and storm a hotel in the Somali capital killing 11. Progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle.

The temperature reaches 130 °F (54.4 °C) (Mars) in Death Valley, California amidst an historic heat wave (Mars). If verified, it is the hottest temperature recorded on Earth in the month of August, and hottest in any month since 1931. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was square Pluto.

August 17: Strike action (Uranus) spreads across Belarus. Progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: In America schools open then close; the level of new cases remains high in most states; Turkey reports 1,233 new cases; the country’s total case count exceeds 200,000; its death count nears 6,000; and Japan suffers its biggest economic slum on record. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

August 18: Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita resigns and dissolves parliament hours after mutinous soldiers (Mars) detained him at gunpoint (Mars), plunging a country already facing a jihadist insurgency and mass protests (Pluto) deeper into crisis. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: According to nCoV2019Live the total number of cases worldwide surpasses 22 million; Brazil reports 47,784 new cases and 1,352 deaths; its total case count is 3,407,354 and its death toll has risen to 109,888; and the World Health Organization says that the spread of the virus was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of which were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

In America Breonna Taylor protests enter their 12 week and calls for the officers’ arrests intensify. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in America’s chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

August 19: In Belarus protests and strikes (Uranus) triggered by disputed elections continue for the tenth day. Progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: Iran surpasses 20,000 deaths, the highest death toll in the Middle East; Indonesia officially reports 6,346 deaths; the first wave seems endless as countries fail to control the virus; France registers 3,776 new cases; Italy reports 642 new cases; Spain reports 3,715 new cases; and South Korea reports 297 new cases. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Facebook Inc) Facebook says it has removed nearly 800 QAnon conspiracy groups (Pluto) for posts celebrating violence (Mars), showing intent to use weapons, or attracting followers with patterns of violent behaviour (Mars), expanding (Jupiter) its policy on groups (Pluto) that the company believes pose risks to public safety. It also imposed some restrictions on the remaining 1,950 public and private QAnon groups (Pluto) it could find, no longer recommending them to users and making them less likely to be discovered in searches. Mars was square Pluto and Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky.

At least 45 African migrants and refugees perish in the Mediterranean Sea when the engine of the ship (Jupiter) they were on explodes (Mars) off the coast of Libya. Mars was square Pluto and Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky.

A strip of Venezuela’s western coastline boasting pristine beaches and fragile ecosystems could take more than half a century to fully recover from the environmental impacts (Saturn) of an oil spill (Neptune) in early August. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flood (Saturn) chaos (Neptune) across India. The monsoon season from June to September has seen as many as 868 people killed across several states. Progressed Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle started on July 4, reaches peak power on August 29 and ends October 5. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn n the Neptune cycle.

August 20: In Russia, Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny is fighting for his life in a Siberian hospital after drinking tea that allies believe was laced with poison (Neptune); and in America Steve Bannon is arrested on fraud charges (Neptune). Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Covid-19: France reports a sharp rise in cases – 4,771; Germany reports 1,707 new cases – the highest since late April; Italy reports 845 new cases; Slovenia registers 53 new cases; Scotland reports 77 new cases; India reports its highest single-day record of 69,672 new cases with 997 deaths; Africa’s new case count has fallen from 11,000 per week to 10,300 in the past week; the continent has a total of 1,147,369 cases and about 26,000 deaths. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

In California wildfires (Mars) double in size and tens of thousands of residents flee (Saturn). Mars was square Saturn in the sky. 

August 21: The leaderless people of Lebanon struggle with food shortages (Saturn), skyrocketing prices, a collapsing economy (Saturn) and covid-19 (Saturn). Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Covid-19: The head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years; according to nCov2019.live the total global case count surpasses 23 million and the death count exceeds 800,000; the death toll in America exceeds 179,000; Germany reports 2,034 new cases; South Korea reports 324 new cases – the highest number since March 8; Israel surpasses 100,000 cases as the government struggles with a resurgence of infections; the death tally there stands at 809; and Rakhine State in Myanmar imposes a night-time curfew after a surge in local cases. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Strikes and protests (Uranus) continue in Belarus. Progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Wildfires (Mars) rage out-of-control in California. More than 12,000 fire-fighters (Mars) battle the blazes that have killed six people. A plea for help has been sent to Australia and Canada. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

August 22: Thousands of Israelis protest (Uranus) in Jerusalem against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The summer outcry denouncing alleged corruption (Pluto) and the government’s (Sun) handling of the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of abating. Progressed Pluto was square Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: The World Health Organization says children aged 12 and over should wear masks to help tackle the covid-19 pandemic under the same conditions as adults, while children between six and 11 should wear them on a risk-based approach; Sir Mark Walport a member of the British government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) says the coronavirus will be present ‘forever in some form or another’ and people would need to be vaccinated at regular intervals; India registers 69,878 new cases – the fourth straight day above 60,000; India has a total of 2.98 million cases; Brazil reports 50,032 new cases and 892 deaths; its total case count is over 3,582,000; its covid death count is over 114,250; Germany reports more than 2,000 new cases; and Italy reports over 1,000 new cases. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Sun was inconjunct Saturn in the Sun cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Massive wildfires (Mars) fueled by high temperatures and ongoing lightning strikes continue to ravage parts of California; and for the first time in over 60 years two simultaneous tropical storms, Laura and Marco, have formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

In Colombia three attacks (Mars) in the last 24 hours leave 17 dead. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

August 23: Tens of thousands of protesters (Pluto) demanding Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko (Pluto) step down defy a warning from the military (Mars) and flood into Minsk before dispersing peacefully; and in neighboring Lithuania 35,000 people form a human chain to show support the protesters in Belarus. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Covid-19: In America the covid death count is rising by over 1,000 per day; France reports 4,897 new coronavirus infections; the case count in India tops 3 million; South Korea reports 397 new cases; and the death count in Australia surpasses 500. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Firefighters (Mars), military planes and troops (Mars) arrive in California to fight massive blazes (Mars); and thousands of coastal residents in Louisiana and Cuba are fleeing (Saturn) as Hurricane Marco (Saturn) and Tropical Storm Laura (Saturn) tear through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

August 24: The people of Belarus defy their gun-toting leader (Mars) and protest for his resignation; in Peru thirteen people are killed in a stampede (Mars) triggered by a police raid (Mars) at an illegal nightclub; in Kenosha, Wisconsin violent protests erupt following the shooting (Mars) of a black man by a white police officer (Mars); in western India hundreds of people are feared trapped when a five-story building collapsed (Saturn); in Farafangana, Madagascar at least 20 inmates are killed in a prison riot; and wildfires (Mars) continue to rage across California. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Covid-19: Brazil reports 17,078 new cases and 565 deaths; Mexico registers 3,541 new infections and 320 fatalities; Argentina confirms a record 8,713 new cases and 381 deaths; Indonesia reports a highest single day record of over 3,500 cases; and India reports more than 60,000 new cases for a seventh straight day, taking the total to 3.17 million. Deaths there rose by 848 to 58,390. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

August 25: Africa is declared free from wild polio (Saturn) by the Africa Regional Certification Commission (Pluto). Progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Covid-19: According to nCoV2019Live the total number of cases worldwide surpasses 24 million and the death count tops 820,000; there’s a spike in US colleges; the University of Alabama reports more than 550 people across its campuses had tested positive since it resumed in-person classes on August 19; and Turkey registers 1,502 new cases – the highest level since mid-June. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

In America, following a sex scandal, Jerry Falwell Jr. a leading light of the Evangelical Christian movement resigns as president of Liberty University.

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Thousands of people are fleeing their homes (Saturn) as Hurricane Laura (Saturn) barrels towards the coastal US states of Texas and Louisiana. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

August 26: In America the Republican convention is held in Charlotte, North Carolina; there’s violent unrest (Uranus) and gunfire (Mars) on the streets of Kenosha, Michigan; the worst fires (Mars) on record rage across California; Hurricane Laura (Saturn) is barrelling towards Texas and Louisiana; covid-19 (Saturn) claims another thousand lives (house 8); the stock market (house 5) hits a record high; and the rich get richer (Jupiter) and the poor get poorer (Saturn). In America’s chart progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and birth chart Neptune; progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Uranus and birth chart ascendant; and Mars was square Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

At least 100 people die from flash flooding (Saturn) caused by torrential rains (Saturn) in northern Afghanistan’s Parwan province. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

August 27: Hurricane Laura (Saturn) rips through Louisiana destroying buildings in towns across the southwestern corner of the state and killing six people; three people are killed by falling trees after a storm (Saturn) lashed Victoria, Australian; and record floods (Saturn) in Sudan kill 45 people, destroy thousands of homes and displace more than 226,000 people. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Covid-19: France records 6,111 new cases, the highest level since lockdown ended and the second-highest ever; Spain reports 3,781 new cases; Britain reports 1,522 new cases – up from 1,048 reported on August 26; Italy reports 1,411 new cases; South Korea reports 441 new cases; India registers 75,000 new cases and its death toll surpasses 60,000; Indonesia reports 2,719 new cases brining the nationwide total to 162,884; and several US Midwest states report record one-day increases in new cases as the nation’s death toll tops 180,000. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

United Airlines (Neptune) announces the biggest pilot job cut (Saturn) – 2850 pilots – in its history. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Brenton Tarrant is sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, a first in New Zealand history (Uranus), for killing 51 people and injuring 50 others in last year’s mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) at two mosques in Christchurch. Mars was square Saturn in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Uranus in the Sun cycle.

August 28: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns (unexpectedly) due to health reasons. Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was trine Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: Peru has recorded around 622,000 cases of the coronavirus, the fifth highest case load in the world, and 28,277 deaths; it now has the world’s deadliest fatality rate per capita, with 86.67 deaths per 100,000 people; India reports more than 77,000 new cases taking the nationwide total to more than 3.38 million, the highest single day spike for the country for the second consecutive day, and the highest single day caseload in the world apart from America; Indonesia reports 3,003 new cases taking the nationwide total to 165,887; and Michigan’s case count surpasses 100,000. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Thousands of people march in Washington to denounce racism and police brutality. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was trine Uranus in the Sun cycle.

August 29: Several thousand women march in the capital of Belarus waving flags, flowers and balloons (Neptune) in the latest in a series of anti-government protests; around 38,000 protestors in Germany rally against the government’s covid-19 restrictions; police (Mars) broke up the mass protest (Pluto) after demonstrators failed to keep their distance and wear masks as instructed; similar protests were held in Paris and London; thousands of people take to the streets in Russia’s far eastern city of Khabarovsk to protest against Vladimir Putin’s handling of a regional political crisis (Sun) and the suspected poisoning (Neptune) of his most vocal critic; and thousands of protesters demonstrate in the Mauritius capital Port Louis to demand an investigation into an oil spill (Neptune) from a Japanese ship and the mysterious death of at least 40 dolphins that have been found near the site of the spill. Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Firefighters (Mars) across Brazil are battling raging towers of flames (Mars) from the Amazon rainforest to the Cerrado savannah. The fires are the worst in 15 years. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

August 30: Tens of thousands (Pluto) rally in Minsk the capital of Belarus facing off against riot police (Mars) to protest against President Alexander Lukashenko. Police detain 125 protesters. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Mars in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: The global coronavirus case count surges past 25 million; the case count in America surpasses 6 million; India reports 78,761 new cases exceeding the 77,299 recorded in the United States on July 16; India is an epicentre for the virus; the case count in Greece reaches 10,000; the UK registers more than 1,700 new cases; Colombia has over 600,000 confirmed cases; and Indonesia reports 3,308 new cases. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

August 31: A peace deal (Venus) is signed between Sudan’s transitional government and the Sudan Revolutionary Front in South Sudan’s capital Juba, raising hopes (Jupiter) of peace after nearly 18 years of civil war in the country. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Venus in the Aquarian Age chart.

Covid-19: India reports 78,512 new infections.

India’s economy shrinks by 23.9% in the three months to the end of June its worst slump since the country started releasing quarterly data in 1996. The coronavirus pandemic and a grinding lockdown caused massive disruptions to economic activity during the quarter.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway leaves the Trump administration citing the need to focus on her family.

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