June 1: Despite a ferocious crackdown by security forces (Mars-Pluto) pro-democracy supporters in Myanmar again take to the streets. Myanmar’s military is still struggling to impose order (Saturn) as fighting (Mars) between the army and anti-junta militias (Mars) rages in border areas. Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.
According to the World Bank (Jupiter) Lebanon’s financial and economic crisis (Saturn) could rank as one of the top three worst crises in 150 years. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) – which measures the total output of goods and services – nosedived from close to $55bn in 2018 to an estimated $33bn last year, with GDP per capital plummeting by around 40 percent. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Jupiter was semisquare Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Saturn was parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle.
After Mount Nyiragongo erupted on May 22 nearly 500,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are left without clean drinking water (Moon). Cholera is endemic and poses a great threat (Pluto) so there’s an urgent need (Mars) for safe drinking water (Moon) in the eastern city of Goma. Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle; progressed Mars was opposition Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Moon in the Sun cycle.
June 2: A large Iranian navy ship (Jupiter) catches fire (Mars) and sinks in the Gulf of Oman. The ship’s crew were safely evacuated. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.
June 4: Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, blasts (Mars) the Catholic Church (Jupiter) for ignoring its role and not taking responsibility in running many of Canada’s residential schools for indigenous children. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.
Social media users (house 9) in Nigeria inundate Twitter (Pluto) to express their outrage (Mars) after the government announced the indefinite suspension (Pluto) of the tech giant’s operations in the country. The government’s move came after Twitter had temporarily suspended the account of President Muhammadu Buhari on June 2 for violating the social media company’s ‘abusive’ behavior policy. Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.
June 5: Finance ministers (Jupiter) from the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations reach a landmark accord (Pluto) backing the creation of a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15 percent (house 8) in an effort to close cross-border tax loopholes (Pluto) used by some corporations. Progressed Mars was parallel Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.
Armed assailants (Mars) kill over 132 people in an overnight attack (Mars) on Solhan a village in northern Burkina Faso. It was the deadliest assault to hit the conflict-hit country in years. Mars was opposition and parallel Pluto in the sky.
June 7: A joint operation (Pluto) between Australia police (Mars) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (house 12), which began in 2018, ensnares more than 200 criminals (Pluto-house 12) involved in the global drugs trade (Neptune-Pluto) in Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart > start date was April 2018 > peak power date is November 2021; progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition and parallel Pluto in the sky.
Google (Pluto) agrees to pay 220 million euros ($268 million) (Jupiter) and change the way its business works across the world after settling a France probe (Pluto) that struck at the heart of its power (Sun) over online advertising (Jupiter-house 9). Progressed Mars was parallel Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.
June 9: Another bad week for cryptocurrencies as the selloff continues with Bitcoin dropping about 7% to around $34,000. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky – peak power date is June 14.
June 10: India reports 6,148 covid deaths – its highest ever single-day death toll – after an eastern state revised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says that US consumer prices rose (Jupiter) a brisker-than-expected 0.6 percent in May heaping more pain on American households after April’s 0.8 percent rise. An inflation surge (Neptune) is circling the globe and the United States is feeling the squeeze. Progressed Pluto was parallel Neptune in the Pluto cycle; and in the Gemini new Moon cycle the lunation was square Neptune.
The UN reports that child labour (Saturn-house 5) has increased to 160 million – the first rise in two decades – and that number could swell by millions more because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The report found that 8.4 million children were pushed into child labour over the last four years and nine million more are at risk of a similar path by the end of 2022 as a result of covid-19. The number of children at risk could rise to 46 million if they do not have access to critical social protection coverage (Saturn). Children aged five to 11 years performing child labour now account for more than half the total global figure; and the number of children aged five to 17 years who are doing work that is dangerous or harmful to their health, safety or morals rose by 6.5 million to 79 million since 2016. The agriculture sector accounts for 70 percent, or 112 million, of working children. Progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart from November 2013 to February 2021; and progressed Mars has been parallel birth chart Saturn since February 2017. Saturn is currently square Uranus in the sky.
June 11: The UN reports that there is a famine (Saturn) in northern Ethiopia and it’s getting worse. 350,000 people are living in ‘severe crisis’ in the war-torn Tigray region as well as neighbouring Amhara and Afar. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky. (Tigray has been devastated by fighting between government forces and rebels, with 1.7 million people displaced.)
In cities across Canada thousands of people (Pluto) march in support (Jupiter) of a Canadian Muslim family run over and killed by a man driving a pick-up truck on June 6 in an attack (Mars) the police (Mars) describe as a hate crime (Mars). Progressed Jupiter was semisextile Mercury in the Jupiter cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle. The attack occurred with Mars opposition Pluto in the sky.
June 14: In a communiqué NATO leaders warn (Pluto) that ‘China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour (Mars) present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order (Saturn) and to areas relevant to alliance security.’ Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.
In Myanmar the trial (house 9) of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi (Venus) starts. She’s charged with breaching coronavirus regulations while campaigning for the election she won last November and for possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies. The military (Mars) want her out of the way. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Venus in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating major aspect progressed Mars parallel birth chart Venus.
June 15: Since the military coup in Myanmar on February 1 more than 860 have been killed. Now a growing numbers of civilians (Moon), many of them young, are taking up arms (Mars) to bring down the ‘evil military dictators.’ It’s their only option. Mars is conjunction Moon in the July 2020 Mars cycle.
Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, is gripped by soaring prices (Jupiter-house 2), high unemployment (Saturn-house 2) and surging inflation (Neptune). 7 million Nigerians have been pushed into poverty (Saturn) which has sparked a crime-wave (Pluto). Progressed Sun was square birth chart Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Neptune in the Pluto cycle.
The US death toll from covid-19 tops 600,000. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.
June 16: In Geneva, with the world drenched in discord, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet in a high stakes summit. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Sun was sesquisquare Saturn in the Sun cycle; and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.
June 18: The death toll from covid-19 (Mars-Saturn) surpasses 4 million; the delta variant is surging in Britain, Indonesia, South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Peru, Nepal and New Guinea and is fast becoming the dominant global variant; India is bracing for a third covid wave by October; more than 2.5 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in over 190 countries but vaccine shortages and vaccine hesitancy are common. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.
With vast amounts of stimulus, economies reopening from the pandemic and strong Chinese demand raw-material prices have surged (Jupiter) this year but they’ve slumped (Saturn) in the past two weeks, with some wiping out their gains for the year. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.
In Peru 27 workers (Saturn) are killed and 13 more injured in a road accident (Mars) involving a bus operated by one of Hochschild Mining’s (Saturn) precious metals miner’s contractors. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is unanimously re-elected for a second five-year term by the 193-member United Nations General Assembly.
June 23: Russia fires warning shots (Mars) and drops bombs (Mars) in the path of a British warship to chase it out of waters in the Black Sea off the coast of the Crimea peninsula. Britain rejects Russia’s account of the incident. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and trine Mars in the Mars cycle.
The Delta variant of covid-19 (Saturn) is rampaging across 80 countries > Russia, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Nepal, Fiji and many African nations > Brazil registers a single-day record of 115,228 new confirmed coronavirus cases > there are four variants > Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta > India has detected a new variant identified as Delta Plus. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.
June 24: At least four people are killed and 159 are missing after a 12-story residential building collapses (Saturn) in Miami, Florida; a rare tornado (Saturn) and strong storms hit the Czech Republic’s southern border destroying parts of some towns and killing at least five people; an indigenous group in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan says it has found the unmarked graves (house 4-Saturn) of an estimated 751 people at a now-defunct Catholic residential school; and at least 18 people many of them young children are killed and 16 others injured after a fire ( Mars) tears through a martial arts school in China. Mars was opposition Saturn and square Uranus and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky. (This Mars-Saturn-Uranus T-square in the sky will influence events here on Earth till at least July 12.)
June 27: The world’s at war > the US carries out air strikes (Mars) on Iran-backed militias in Syria and Iraq; in Afghanistan thousands flee (Saturn) Kunduz as Taliban fighters (Mars) intensify attacks across the country; an Indian air base in Kashmir is hit by bomb-laden (Mars) drones; the conflict and violence in the northern region of Tigray is ongoing with an Ethiopian missile strike (Mars) on a market town; and military officials in Burkina Faso and Niger say at least 100 Islamist militants (Mars) have been killed during joint operations near their shared border. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and square Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.
June 28/29: The Ethiopian government declares a ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ in the eight-month conflict (Mars) in Tigray with rebel fighters (Mars-Uranus) continuing to gain ground after recapturing the regional capital Mekelle from government forces. The conflict has killed thousands of people, displaced millions and pushed hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and square Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.
Canada records its highest ever temperature (Mars) for a third straight day – 49.5C (121F) in Lytton, British Columbia. Dozens of people have died amid the unprecedented heatwave (Mars-Uranus) that has smashed temperature records. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and square Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.
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