Event forecast period was February-April 2020
February 3: China’s central bank (Jupiter) injects 1.2 trillion yuan ($173.8 billion) (Jupiter) into the economy to ensure enough liquidity in the banking system (house 2-Jupiter).
February 5: In his impeachment trial (Jupiter-house 9) Donald Trump is acquitted of high crime and misdemeanors (house 12-Pluto).
Around 3,700 passengers on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess (Jupiter) are quarantined (Pluto-house 12) after ten passengers test positive to coronavirus.
February 11: Sudan’s ruling military council agrees to hand over ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir (Pluto) to the international Criminal Court (Jupiter) in The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity (Pluto) in Darfur.
The High Court of Australia (Jupiter) finds that Aboriginal Australian people are not ‘aliens’ (house 7) under the Australian Constitution (house 9) even if they weren’t born in Australia and do not have Australian citizenship, and they can’t be deported (Pluto).
February 12: Pope Francis (Jupiter) rules against ordaining married men as priests and women as deacons.
The Italian senate (house 11) allows former Minister of the Interior and current senator Matteo Salvini to be tried (Jupiter-house 9) in a criminal case for illegally detaining migrants (Pluto) in August 2019.
February 18: Donald Trump pardons (Jupiter) New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, junk bond salesman Michael Milken and others for their numerous felonies (Pluto) and frauds.
February 20: In the largest banking deal (Jupiter) since the 2008 financial crisis Morgan Stanley purchases electronic trading form E-Trade for US$13 billion.
March 3: In its first emergency move since 2008 the US Federal Reserve (Jupiter) cuts the federal funds rate by 0.5% to a range between 1 and 1.25%; and in an emergency move the World Bank (Jupiter) commits $12bn (£9.4bn) in aid (Jupiter) for developing countries grappling with the spread of the coronavirus.
March 4: The IMF, after warning that covid-19 poses a ‘serious threat’ to global growth, announces a $50bn financing package (Jupiter) to help emerging markets to cope with the disease.
March 5: The International Criminal Court (Jupiter) rules that an investigation of alleged war crimes (Mars-Pluto) by the US and others in the Afghan conflict can go ahead.
March 8: India’s financial crime detectives (Jupiter-Pluto-house 12) arrest Rana Kapoor, the chief of the private Yes Bank (Jupiter) over allegations of money laundering (Pluto). India’s central bank (Jupiter) has seized control of the lender.
March 11: In Russia Vladimir Putin (Pluto) backs a proposed constitutional amendment (Jupiter-house 9) that would allow him to seek another two terms in the Kremlin. If passed he could stay in power to 2036.
March 12: In response to the coronavirus pandemic Iraq cancels Friday prayers (Jupiter); Rome’s Catholic churches (Jupiter-house 9) are ordered closed; governments announce massive stimulus packages (Jupiter-Pluto); and Princess Cruises (Jupiter) suspends voyages of all its 18 ships (Jupiter) for two months.
March 14: Austria makes 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) immediately available to deal with the economic fallout from the pandemic; Switzerland makes 10 billion Swiss francs ($10.52 billion) available in immediate aid; Germany’s KfW state development bank (Jupiter) has roughly half a trillion euros (Jupiter) available to support its economy; the Indonesian government has prepared a 120-trillion-rupiah ($8.1 billion) stimulus package; and China’s central bank (Jupiter), for the second time this year, cuts the cash that banks must hold as reserves releasing 550 billion yuan ($79 billion) to help its coronavirus-hit economy.
March 15: To help stem a rapidly disintegrating global economy the US Federal Reserve slashes (Pluto) rates (house 2) back to near zero, restarts bond buying (Jupiter-house 5) and joins with other central banks (Jupiter) to ensure liquidity. (Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in house 2 of America’s April 5, 2020 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction chart.)
March 17: Governments and central banks (Jupiter) are pumping billions of dollars (Jupiter) into their battered economies; Spain announces a 200 billion euros ($220 billion) package (Jupiter) to help companies and protect workers; South Africa quarantines the cruise liner MV AidAmira (Jupiter) off Cape Town; many ships (Jupiter) are stranded off the Chilean port of Punta Arenas; Saudi Arabia closes all mosques (Jupiter); Iran temporarily frees about 85,000 prisoners and courts and trials (Jupiter) are suspended.
March 21: The British government announces it will pay a massive share of private sector wage bills (house 2) to discourage bosses (house 10) from firing staff (house 6); and the container shipping industry (Jupiter) has been blown off course jeopardizing trade (Jupiter).
March 22: The World Bank (Jupiter) is fast-tracking funds to help Afghanistan and Ethiopia as the virus exposes extreme global financial inequalies.
March 26: The US Senate backs a $2 trillion (Jupiter) bill to help unemployed workers (house 12) and small businesses (house 100; India announces a $22bn (Jupiter) handout for the country’s poor; the leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledge to inject $5 trillion (Jupiter) in fiscal spending into the global economy and ‘do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic’; and money (Jupiter) pours in to find a coronavirus vaccine.
March 30: In Singapore a bid to overturn a law that criminalizes (Pluto) gay sex is dismissed by the high court (Jupiter).
April 2: Taiwan donates (Jupiter) 10 million face masks to countries hardest hit by covid-19; and the World Bank (Jupiter) approves an initial $1.9 billion in emergency funding for coronavirus response operations in 25 countries.
April 3: The Swiss government doubles (Jupiter) the size of its coronavirus emergency loan scheme to $41 billion; the World Bank (Jupiter) releases US$150 million to support the Dominican Republic’s efforts to contain covid-19; and the United Nations food agency (Pluto) negotiates a humanitarian corridor (Pluto) to keep food aid flowing in southern Africa after many countries shut their borders to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The head of the International Monetary Fund (Jupiter) says the covid-19 pandemic has brought the global economy to a standstill (Pluto) and plunged the world into a recession (Saturn) that will be ‘way worse’ than the global financial crisis a decade ago. (Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.)
April 4: Australian police (Mars) conduct the biggest peace time maritime operations (Jupiter) refueling foreign cruise ships (Jupiter) before expelling them (Pluto) from local waters.
As Russia goes into lockdown (Pluto) city officials in Moscow are using a giant network of tens of thousands of cameras installed with facial recognition software to keep track of residents (Pluto).
April 6: Easter is cancelled.
The Trump administration designates the white supremacist group (Pluto) Russian Imperial Movement a terrorist organization (Pluto).
April 7: The Honduran central bank (Jupiter) announces monetary policy measures that will inject $465.5 million into the financial system.
George Pell (Jupiter) wins his appeal in the High Court of Australia (Jupiter) against child sexual abuse convictions (Pluto) and is released from prison.
April 8: The Australian government passes a $130 billion (Jupiter) Job Keeper Scheme.
April 10: The EU agrees to a €500Bn rescue package (Jupiter).
April 11: Britain pledges 200 million pounds (Jupiter) to the World Health Organization to help slow the spread of covid-19 in vulnerable countries; in an emergency sitting in the House of Commons the Canadian government and opposition legislators approved a wage subsidy worth C$73 billion (Jupiter) to support the ravaged economy; and Easter (Jupiter) is observed online.
April 12: Pope Francis (Jupiter) calls for global solidarity (Pluto) in fighting the pandemic and its economic fallout.
April 14: Donald Trump instructs his administration to halt funding (Jupiter) to the WHO (Pluto).
April 17: In Britain 99-year-old war veteran, Capt Tom Mooney, walks around his garden 100 times and raises more than £20m (Jupiter) for the National Health Service.
April 23: South Korea’s government agrees to provide cash handouts (Jupiter) to every household.
April 24: The holy month of Ramadan begins with Islam’s holiest sites (Jupiter) in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem largely empty.
April 26: South Korea’s large churches (Jupiter-house 9) reopen with worshippers keeping their distance and wearing face masks.
South Africa is seeking 95 billion rand ($4.99 billion) (Jupiter) from multilateral lenders (Pluto) to help it fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 30: The International Monetary Fund (Jupiter) approves $650 million in emergency financial assistance (Jupiter) to help the Dominican Republic.
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