This global events report for October 2018 correlates major international events and developments with their markers in specified astrological charts or the sky.
Events as reported by reputable news services.
October 2: Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist (Mercury) for The Washington Post, goes missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork that would allow him to marry his Turkish fiancée. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart, Mars was square Pluto in the sky and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.
This story developed throughout the month and in mid October Donald Trump warned (Pluto) of ‘severe punishment’ if the Saudis were found to be behind Khashoggi’s death. Britain, France and Germany also demanded a ‘credible investigation.’
October 4: Dutch military intelligence claims that a Russian cyber-attack (Mars-Pluto) on the headquarters of the international chemical weapons watchdog (Mars-Neptune) was disrupted weeks after the Salisbury novichok attack. The incident came after the Sandworm cybercrime unit (Pluto) of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU had attempted unsuccessfully to hack (Pluto) the UK Foreign Office in March and the Porton Down chemical weapons facility in April. The US government announces criminal charges (Pluto) against the intelligence officers for targeting the watchdog, including computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering to promote Russian interests by nefarious means. These fresh revelations (Uranus) of spying (house 12) escalated the diplomatic war between the west and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.
October 5: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ‘for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence (Mars) as a weapon of war and armed conflict (Mars).’ Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.
India buys the S-400 missile system (Mars) from Russia, potentially facing CAATSA US sanctions. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.
October 6: Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court (house 9) is confirmed with 50 senators (house 11) voting ‘yes’ and 48 voting ‘no’. In America’s chart progressed Sun in house 11 was semisquare birth chart Pluto in house 9; and progressed MC was conjunction birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 9.
October 7: The Communist Party of China announces that Interpol (Mars-Pluto) president Meng Hongwei is suspected of violating the law and is ‘under the supervision’ of a party anticorruption watchdog. Hours later, Interpol announces that it has received his resignation. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.
Fears are growing over missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (Mercury). He was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday (October 2) and Turkish officials believe he’s been murdered. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.
October 9: Nikki Haley announces (Mercury) her surprise (Uranus) resignation as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, effective at the end of the year. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.
October 10: Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 hurricane (Saturn) makes landfall on the Florida, Panhandle. 375,000 people in 22 counties have been ordered to evacuate. Progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle; and the lunation was in house 4 (weather events) of America’s new-Moon chart.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (house 5) plunges (Saturn) 831 points, its worst loss in eight months. Progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn in America’s chart.
October 17: A double bombing-mass shooting attack (Mars-Pluto) leaves at least 19 dead and more wounded in a college in Kerch, Crimea. The 18-year-old student who carried out the attack committed suicide. In Russia’s Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars in house 7 was parallel birth chart Pluto in house 8 (death).
October 19: Saudi Arabia’s general prosecutor claims Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight inside the Istanbul consulate. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition and parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.
October 20: Donald Trump says that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (Mars-Pluto) with Russia. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who signed the US-Russia nuclear treaty with Ronald Reagan, calls Trump's plan to quit the deal a mistake (Mercury afflicted), saying ‘do they really not understand in Washington what this could lead to?’ Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.
More than 600,000 protestors (Uranus) in London campaign for a second Brexit referendum deal between the UK and EU. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Uranus in the Sun cycle.
A 5,000 strong army (Mars) of mostly Honduran migrants enters Mexico on its march towards America. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.
October 23: In an address (Mercury) before the Turkish parliament Turkey’s president Erdoğan rejects the Saudi Arabian government's official account of the killing of Saudi-American journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Neptune in the Sun cycle.
October 25: The United States Secret Service intercepts suspicious packages (Mercury) described as ‘potential explosive devices’ (Mars) addressed to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder and John Brennan (at CNN). George Soros received a similar package on October 24. Progressed Mars was semisextile Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Saturn was square Mars in the Saturn cycle.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman describes the killing of Jamal Khashoggi a ‘heinous crime’ (Mars-Pluto), denies any involvement and vows to bring the killers to justice. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.
Stocks on Wall Street (house 5) plunge 608 points (Saturn) wiping out all the gains made in 2018. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction Saturn in house 5.
Super Typhoon Yutu hits the US commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam as the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest storm to hit any part of the US this year. Progressed Saturn was square Mars in the Saturn cycle.
Hurricane Willa rips through towns on Mexico's Pacific Coast tearing off rooftops, downing power lines and splitting trees apart. Progressed Saturn was square Mars in the Saturn cycle.
October 27: A gunman (Mars) opens fire at a synagogue (Jupiter) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, killing 11 people (Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.
October 28: Brazilian’s elect far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro (Saturn-Pluto) as president, with 55% of the vote. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan (Jupiter) reimposes a ban (Pluto) on all Indian-produced content on Pakistani television channels (Pluto). Progressed Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.
October 30: US President Donald Trump offers condolences at the Tree of Life temple (Jupiter) in Pittsburg where 11 Jewish worshippers (Jupiter) were shot dead at the weekend as hundreds of protesters (Uranus) chant anti-Trump slogans.
October 31: A court (Jupiter) in Pakistan overturns the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman (Jupiter) who was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 in a case that has polarized the nation. Progressed Jupiter was trine Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.
Mexico’s Supreme Court (Jupiter) rules that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana (Neptune) was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug. Progressed Jupiter was square Neptune in the Jupiter cycle.
The Turkish chief Istanbul prosecutor’s office states that Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and his body dismembered as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul. Progressed Jupiter was trine Uranus in the Jupiter cycle. See October 2.
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