Major world events November 2018

This global events report for November 2018 correlates major international events and developments with their markers in specified astrological charts or the sky.

Events as reported by reputable news services.

November 30: The United States, Canada and Mexico sign (Mercury) the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (Jupiter) in Buenos Aires. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake (Saturn) hits Alaska, with the epicenter in Anchorage. Major infrastructure damage (Saturn) is reported. Progressed Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Marriott International discloses (Uranus) that its Starwood Hotel brand has been subject to a security (Saturn) breach. Progressed Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Former US President George W Bush (Sun) dies aged 94. Progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 8 (death) – in America's chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

November 29: Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, calls on NATO to send war ships (Mars) to patrol the Sea of Azov. It’s reported that the ports of Bardiansk and Mariupol are effectively under blockade (Pluto) with Russia refusing to let any Ukrainian vessels enter the Sea of Azov. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

November 28: Doctors (Mars) and firefighters (Mars) strike (Uranus) and clash with police in Catalonia, Spain, over budget cuts (Saturn). Progressed Mars was s sesquisquare Jupiter; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

November 26: After a dramatic (Neptune) seven-minute plunge the InSight probe lands safely on the the surface of Mars. It aims to study the deep interior (Pluto) of the red planet. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

Ukraine declares martial law (Mars) in part of the country. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

November 25: Russia fires on (Mars) and seizes three Ukrainian naval vessels off the Crimean Peninsula in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries. Two gunboats (Mars) and a tug and 23 crew members are captured by Russian forces. Russia has requested an emergency meeting (Mars) of the UN Security Council. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Russia carries air strikes against Syrian rebels (Uranus) it accuses of launching a chemical attack (Mars-Neptune) on the government-held city of Aleppo. Syria and its Russian allies say shells carrying toxic gas (Neptune) injured about 100 people late on Saturday (November 24). Progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

November 24: A Chinese scientist (Mercury) claims the world’s first gene-edited babies, amid denial from the hospital and international (Pluto) outcry. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Mercury in the Sun cycle.

A US government report warns (Pluto) that unchecked climate change (Saturn) will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and damage human health and quality of life. The 4th National Climate Assessment says climate change is ‘presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth’. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

November 21: Interpol (Mars-Pluto) elects South Korean Kim Jong-yang as its president, rejecting the controversial Russian frontrunner. He beat Russia’s Alexander Prokopchuk, who has been accused of using Interpol’s arrest warrant system to target critics of the Kremlin. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (Jupiter) rebukes Donald Trump’s criticism (Mercury) of a federal judge (Jupiter). This is the first time that the chief justice has spoken out against Trump. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

November 20: Donald Trump strongly defends ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. He acknowledged Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ‘could very well’ have known about Khashoggi’s murder (Mars-Pluto) but the kingdom is a ‘steadfast partner’ that has agreed to invest ‘a record amount of money’ in the US. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. (Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on October 2, 2018 when Mars was square Pluto in the sky and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.)

At least 50 people are killed in a suicide bombing (Mars-Pluto) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Stocks on Wall St (house 5) plunge 550 points (Saturn). Progressed Midheaven was conjunction Saturn in house 5 of the US chart.

November 18: Donald Trump says he has been briefed on a recording of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder – but will not listen to it himself. He said, ‘I know everything that went on in the tape without having to hear it. It was very violent, very vicious (Mars-Pluto) and terrible’. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

November 17: In France 280,000 people take to the streets, angry (Mars) at rising fuel prices (Jupiter-Neptune). Progressed Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progresse Uranus was opposition Saturn and sextile Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

Tensions between the US and China escalated during speeches at the APEC Summit in PNG, with US Vice-President Mike Pence accusing Beijing of debt-trap diplomacy (Saturn) and Chinese President Xi Jinping warning the US against protectionism (Saturn). Mr. Pence then announced that the US would partner (Pluto) with Australia and PNG to redevelop the Lombrum naval base (Mars) on Manus Island. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

US media report that the CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder (Mars-Pluto) of Jamal Khashoggi. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

November 16: US Federal District Court judge, Timothy J Kelly, (Jupiter) orders the Secret Service to temporarily restore Jim Acosta’s White House press pass (Mercury). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

November 15: Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal is in turmoil with 8 government officials quitting. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

November 14: Theresa May wins approval of her Brexit plan (Saturn) from her cabinet (house 8), although many Conservatives (Saturn) and opposition MPs voice strong disapproval. Progressed Jupiter was semisquare Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction Jupiter and semisquare Saturn in the Sun cycle.

November 12: Fighting erupts on the Israel-Gaza border as Israel bombs (Mars) more than 70 Gaza targets and Hamas fires more than 300 rockets (Mars) into Israel. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

Wall Street (house 5) – the Dow Jone’s Industrial Average – falls (Saturn) 602 points. Progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5 of America’s chart.

November 11: Worldwide commemorations mark the centenary of the World War 1 (Mars) Armistice. Addressing world leaders in Paris Emmanuel Macron urged them to reject nationalism. He described nationalism (Sun) as a “betrayal of patriotism”…and that ‘by saying “our interests first and never mind the others (Saturn)” you stamp out the most precious thing a nation has – its moral values.” Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun in Emmanuel Macron’s chart was opposition birth chart Mars. Macron was referring to a world trend defined by the Sun section of the Aquarian Age (1881-2188).

Nour Baraka, a senior Hamas military leader, is assassinated (Mars) by Israeli forces (Mars). The situation is described as ‘dangerous’ (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

November 10: The town of Paradise, California, with a population of 27,000, is largely burned down (Mars). More than 6,700 buildings are destroyed. The number of fire related deaths increases to 25. Progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

Florida orders a machine recount of votes for state governor and senator following Tuesday’s closely fought mid-term elections. It could become a messy Neptune situation. In Donald Trump’s chart progressed Moon is semisquare birth chart Neptune; and in America’s chart progressed Moon is square progressed Neptune.

November 9: At least nine people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires (Mars) rage in California. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Saturn was square Mars in the Saturn cycle.

November 8: In Ethiopia police (Mars) discover a mass grave (Pluto-Saturn) with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions of the country. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Saturn was square Mars in the Saturn cycle.

November 7: Donald Trump fires Jeff Sessions (house 6 – employee). In Trump’s chart progressed Venus was trine birth chart Uranus, planet of change and cusp ruler of house 6; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

In Thousand Oakes, California 12 people are killed while ten others are injured by a gunman (Mars). Progressed Mars was square the Midheaven in America’s Mars cycle chart; and progressed Saturn was square Mars in the Saturn cycle.

November 6: In a major power shift in Washington the Democratic Party takes control of the House of Representatives. The Republican Party increases its majority in the Senate. Congress (house 11), like the country, is politically divided (Pluto).  In America’s chart progressed Sun in house 11 was semisquare birth chart Pluto in house 9.

November 4: Voters in New Caledonia reject (Saturn) a bid for independence (Uranus) with 56.4% choosing to remain part of France. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

The US imposes its toughest ever sanctions (Mars-Saturn) against Iran. They will hit oil exports (Neptune), shipping and banks (Jupiter). Thousands of Iranians chanting ‘Death to America’ rallied (Pluto) on Sunday, rejecting calls for talks. Progressed Saturn was square Mars in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.


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