Event forecast period was February 9–March 17, 2017
February 12: North Korea fires a ballistic missile (Mars) over the Sea of Japan, the first such test since Donald Trump was elected US president.
Thousands of protesters (Uranus) in more than a dozen Mexican cities take to the streets to express their fierce opposition (Mars) to US President Donald Trump, portraying the new leader as a menace to both America and Mexico.
February 13: Michael T Flynn resigns as US National Security Advisor following controversy over his alleged contacts with Russian officials.
At least 34 people are killed after a tour bus, carrying mostly local elderly tourists, overturns (Mars) on a freeway in Taipei, Taiwan.
Kim Jong-nam, eldest son of Kim Jong-il, is assassinated (Mars) in Malaysia. Two unidentified women reportedly poisoned him at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
February 14: The New York Times, citing four current and former US officials, reveals (Uranus) that phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.
February 15: Donald Trump drops a US commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the longstanding bedrock of Washington’s Middle East policy, and infuriates (Mars) Palestine.
A suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) in Iraq detonates a pick-up truck full of explosives (Mars) at a busy street in northern Baghdad, killing at least nine people.
At least 11 homes are destroyed as a wildfire (Mars) rages out of control in the Port Hills, in the southern outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand.
February 16: An Islamic State suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) targets a famed shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 80 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.
A car bomb (Mars-Uranus) explodes in a Shi’ite neighborhood in Baghdad, killing at least 48 people. IS claims responsibility.
Hundreds of restaurants and other businesses in US cities close their doors after activists (Uranus) call on immigrants to stay home from work, avoid shopping or eating out, and skip classes for #ADayWithoutImmigrants, to protest (Uranus) the President’s immigration reforms and highlight the immigrant community’s contributions to the United States.
US President Donald Trump launches a ferocious attack (Mars) on the media while defending his record during his first weeks in office.
In China, the government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marches thousands of armed officers (Mars) through the region’s southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign (Mars-Uranus) against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism.
February 17: Pakistani security forces kill 100 suspected militants (Mars), a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing (Mars-Uranus) that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine, the biggest in a spate of attacks across the country this week.
Tens of thousands of people across the US skip work and attend rallies and marches (Uranus) as part of a general strike (Uranus) to ‘get our democracy back.’
February 18: In Manila as many as fifty thousand people march in a protest (Uranus) organized by the Philippine Catholic Church against the Philippine Drug War.
February 19: In Iraq US backed forces launch a military operation (Mars) to regain control of western Mosel.
A car bomb (Mars-Uranus) explodes in the Wadajir District of Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50.
February 20: On the President’s Day holiday thousands of protestors (Uranus) across America take to the streets to express displeasure with Trump’s policies and pronouncements.
In the US more than 100 protesters (Uranus) are fired from their jobs after skipping work to take part in last Thursday’s ‘ADayWithoutImmigrants’ demonstration.
Malaysia recalls its ambassador from North Korea amid an ongoing dispute (Mars) over the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-nam by North Korean agents in the country.
Metropolitan Police (Mars) in London arrest 5 teenagers (house 5) on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts (Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 5 of Britain’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart.
In Britain thousands of people protest (Uranus) against Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK.
February 22: Iraqi security forces launch an attack (Mars) on Mosul airport, a key part of the government’s offensive to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) militants (Mars) from the western half of the city.
Mexico condemns new guidelines issued by the United States, under which almost all illegal immigrants (Uranus) can be subject to deportation. Videgaray Caso, Mexico’s Foreign Minister, says Mexico cannot, ‘... accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another.’
The Trump administration revokes guidance to US public schools that allowed transgender students (Uranus) to use toilets matching their gender identity.
In North Dakota a year-long protest (Uranus) against an oil pipeline turns violent with some demonstrators arrested and makeshift wooden structures set ablaze (Mars).
Thousands of Hong Kong police officers (Mars) stage a rally (Uranus) in support of seven policemen jailed for assault. Many officers believe the sentence was unjust and too harsh (Mars).
North Korea blames Malaysia for the death of Kim Jong-nam.
Seven Earth-like planets have been discovered (Uranus) in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.
February 23: Russia’s military (Mars) admits for the first time (Uranus) the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it has significantly expanded in post-Cold War. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian ‘information troops’ (Uranus-Mars?) were involved in ‘intelligent, effective propaganda’.
Following China’s ban on coal imports during 2017 North Korea lashes out (Mars) accusing China of giving in to American demands.
Police fire tear gas at Paris students who blockaded 16 high schools in protest (Uranus) against the alleged police rape (Mars) of a young black man on February 2. The demonstrations (Uranus) are the latest to be held over the alleged rape (Mars) and other reported police (Mars) abuses.
February 24: In an unprecedented move (Uranus), the Trump White House bars The New York Times, CNN, BBC, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Politico and BuzzFeed from today’s press briefing. ABC Bews, CBS News, NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Fox News and The Washington Post were allowed in along with Brietbart News and One America News Network. Time magazine and the Associated Press could have attended but refused in protest (Uranus). The White House Correspondents’ Association Mercury), which represents the press corps, quickly rebuked (Mars) the White House’s actions.
A car-bomb (Mars-Uranus) in a village near al-Bab in Syria kills at least 51 people and wounds dozens more.
A suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) kills at least eight soldiers (Mars) in an attack on a military camp in Yemen’s southern city of Zinjibar.
India expresses shock (Uranus) after the fatal shooting (Mars) of an Indian national in the US on Wednesday, amid reports that the attack may have been a racially motivated hate-crime (Mars-Uranus).
February 25: A UN peace envoy says a militant attack (Mars) in Syria is a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides trade blame and appear no closer to actual negotiations.
Gunmen and suicide bombers (Mars-Uranus) attack security bases in Homs, western Syria, killing at least 32.
Shifa Gardi, a prominent female reporter (Mercury) for Rudaw Media Network, is killed by a roadside bomb (Mars) while reporting on the battle for Mosel.
A ‘highly intoxicated’ person (Mars) is in custody after 28 people are injured when a vehicle ploughs (Mars) into a crowd watching a mardi gras event in New Orleans.
February 26: Iran launches naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalate after Donald Trump put Tehran ‘on notice’.
In Moscow tens of thousands of people march (Uranus) to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead (Mars) outside the Kremlin in 2015.
There’s a shock (Uranus) at the Oscars when Moonlight wins best picture after La La Land is mistakenly announced as the winner.
February 27: US backed Iraqi army and police units (Mars) fighting street battles in populated western districts of Mosel capture the city’s southernmost bridge. Thousands of civilians are fleeing the fighting.
Chinese state media reacts with anger (Mars) and threats of boycotts after the board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approves a land swap with the government that will enable authorities to deploy a US missile defense system.
The Philippines and Germany condemn the beheading (Mars) of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists (Uranus) who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom passed.
David Hill, former managing director of the ABC, tells a historic inquiry in Britain into child (house 5) sexual abuse (Mars) that up to 60 per cent of the child migrants sent to Fairbridge farms in Australia were sexually abused. Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 5 of Britain’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart.
February 28: Israeli aircraft attack (Mars) five Hamas positions on the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket strike.
Hundreds of right-wing activists gather to protest (Uranus) the court-ordered demolition of the Israeli settlement Ofra, which was built on private Palestinian land (house 4) in the West bank. Israeli police (Mars) evacuate nine homes (house 4) in the settlement, despite hunger strikes (Uranus) and people barricading themselves inside. Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 4 of Israel’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart.
Donald Trump addresses Congress for the first time and issues a broad call for overhauling the nation’s healthcare system (house 8), significantly boosting military spending (Mars) and plunging $1 trillion (Jupiter) into upgrading crumbling infrastructure. Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 8 of America’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart (and Jupiter was opposition Uranus in the sky.)
March 1: At least 16 people are killed and 40 more are wounded after two suicide bombers (Mars-Uranus) attack Kabul. The Taliban claim responsibility.
Scientists announce the finding (Uranus) of microfossils up to almost 4.3 billion years old, within rocks from the Hudson Bay shoreline in northern Quebec, Canada. They may represent the oldest-known evidence of life on Earth.
US Senate Democrats urge the Senate Finance Committee to review Donald Trump’s tax returns, as part of a campaign in Congress that has begun to show signs of attracting Republican support.
March 4: In a tweetstorm (Mars-Uranus) Donald Trump accuses former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in October 2016.
Jordan executes (Mars), by hanging, 15 prisoners, including 10 convicted of terrorism charges.
With a dispute (Mars) brewing with the US over the South China Sea and the status of Taiwan China defies pressure and says its 2017 military budget (Mars) will grow about 7 percent, its slowest pace since 2010.
March 6: North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles (Mars) into the Sea of Japan.
March 7: The United States starts to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defense system in South Korea after North Korea tested four ballistic missiles on March 6.
March 8: In Kabul, Afghanistan unidentified gunmen (Mars) attack a military hospital killing (Mars) at least 38 people and wounding dozens more. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack.
Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants in their stronghold of Mosul as bomb blasts (Mars) rip through a wedding party near Tikrit, killing more than 20 people.
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