February 2: The United States will send 2,000 additional soldiers (Mars) to Europe and repositioning another 1,000 from Germany to Romania to ensure the ‘robust defence’ of European NATO members amid the ongoing impasse between Russia and Ukraine; and at least 60 people are killed in a militia attack (Mars) at a displaced persons’ camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Progressed Mars was opposition Mercury in the Mars cycle.
A highly transmissible Omicron variant that was first detected in the Philippines in November 2021 has been detected in 57 countries and accounts for half of the world’s infections; and a massive winter storm (Saturn) wallops the central United States with heavy snow, freezing rain and gusty winds. The Aquarius new Moon cycle chart with the Sun-Moon lunation conjunction Saturn and square Uranus forecasts a Luna-month of covid pandemic suffering and severe weather events > start date was February 1 > end date is March 2.
February 3: In Syria the leader of Islamic State (Pluto) dies when he blows himself and family members up (Mars) during a US military raid (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was square Mars in the Mars cycle.
Share markets slump (Saturn) with Facebook’s owner Meta Platforms (Neptune) stock value plunging more than 26% ($230bn) in a record daily loss (Saturn) for a US corporation. Progressed Saturn was conjunction and parallel Venus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle.
February 4: Propelled by the highly contagious Omicron variant (Mars) the US covid-19 death toll (house 8) hits 900,000 less than two months after surpassing 800,000 fatalities. In America’s chart progressed Sun was inconjunct progressed Mars; and progressed Venus was opposition progressed Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 8 in house 6 (sickness). There’s a massive battle going on to defeat covid but the future is not looking good. Mars rules the doctors and progressed Venus is in house 12 – hospitals and the hospital system.
February 6: Ottawa’s Mayor declares a state of emergency (Mars) to help deal with an unprecedented 10-day occupation (Pluto) by protesting truckers (Uranus-house 3) that has shut down (Pluto) much of the Canadian capital. Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle. The ‘Freedom Convoy’ (Uranus) which began as a movement against a Canadian vaccine requirement for cross-border truckers (house 3) has paralysed downtown Ottawa for the past nine days. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle.
Cyclone Batsirai (Saturn) – that’s two in two weeks – slams into Madagascar with heavy rains and high winds that claim 10 lives, bring down buildings and trigger flooding and power outages. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Venus in the Saturn cycle; and Saturn is conjunction the lunation in the new Moon cycle.
February 8: French President Emmanuel Macron, the first leader of a major Western power to meet Vladimir Putin since Russia massed troops near Ukraine, says he believes steps can be taken to de-escalate the crisis and called on all sides to stay calm. Progressed Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle; and progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.
February 10: Russia (Uranus) commences 10 days of military exercises in Belarus and the Black Sea. Progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.
In the US consumer price inflation (Neptune) rises at an annual rate of 7.5% in January 2022, the fastest pace since July 1982. Surging prices for groceries, electricity and rent led the charge higher. Progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle; and Jupiter in the sky moves into orb of a conjunction aspect with Neptune.
February 11/12: The head of the World Health Organization tells reporters that the acute phase of the covid pandemic could end by June or July this year, if about 70 percent of the world gets vaccinated; and truck drivers and discontented citizens (Uranus) are protesting (Uranus) in Canada, France and Australia. Progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.
February 14: Mars in the sky moves into orb of a conjunction aspect with Pluto > peak power date is March 3; Mars in the sky is parallel Pluto > peak power date is February 23; progressed Mars in the Mars cycle is parallel Pluto > peak power date is February 24.
Mars-Pluto flashback: On June 6, 1944 the largest invasion in history – D-Day – began when US and allied troops landed along a series of beaches in Normandy, France. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky > peak power date was June 3.
February 15: Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau invokes emergency powers (Mars) to end the two-week covid-19 truck blockade (Pluto) and Ottawa’s police chief (Mars) resigns after criticism that he did not do enough to stop the protests. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.
February 16: The Brazilian city of Petrópolis is hit by an extreme (Uranus) weather event with torrential rain causing flooding and landslides (Saturn) that killed 110+ people. Progressed Saturn was parallel Venus in the Saturn cycle; and Saturn is conjunction and Uranus is square the lunation in the new Moon cycle.
February 17: Argentina’s central bank (Jupiter) raises (Jupiter) its benchmark interest rate by 250 basis points to 42.5%. In 2021 the country’s inflation rate (Neptune) was 50.9% – one of the highest in the world. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.
February 18: Storm Eunice – an extreme weather event (Saturn-Uranus) – batters England and Ireland killing 6 people and leaving tens of thousands without electricity (Uranus). The Met office issued a red – significant danger to life – warning (Mars). Progressed Saturn was parallel Venus in the Saturn cycle; and Saturn is conjunction and Uranus is square the lunation in the new Moon cycle.
The US says Russia has massed as many as 190,000 personnel in and around Ukraine, calling it the most-significant military mobilization since World War II. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle. (In Volodymyr Zelensky’s chart transit Venus and Mars are opposition progressed
Global markets (house 5) are on rollercoaster rides. The very smart investors (Neptune-house 8) are nervous wrecks as good news raises their hopes (Jupiter) sending markets higher and bad news raises their fears (Saturn) sending markets lower.
February 19: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (Sun) rips (Mars) into world leaders (Sun) demanding (Pluto) stronger actions as the threat (Pluto) of full-scale attack (Mars) by Russia intensifies. ‘This is not about war in Ukraine, this is about war in Europe,’ he said. Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was opposition Sun in the Mars cycle.
February 20: Australia accuses Beijing of an ‘act of intimidation’ (Pluto) after a Chinese navy vessel directed a laser (Pluto) at an Australian military surveillance aircraft on February 17. Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was opposition Sun in the Mars cycle.
February 21: A very angry (Mars) Vladimir Putin (Pluto) recognises two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent entities (Uranus) describing Ukraine as an integral part of Russia’s history. He said eastern Ukraine was ancient Russian lands and that he was confident the Russian people would support his decision. In response Britain says Putin has broken international law (Jupiter), the Baltics calls for swift (Mars) EU sanctions (Pluto) on Russia; and the White House said America would prohibit trade (Jupiter) and investment (house 8) with the two breakaway regions. Within hours of his announcement Putin orders Russian troops (Mars) into Donetsk and Luhansk to ‘maintain peace’ (! Venus). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Neptune and parallel Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle.
In a meeting brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron (Sun) the US President Joe Biden (Sun) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Pluto) agree in principle to a summit (Pluto) over Ukraine. Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Neptune and parallel Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle.
February 22/23: The conflict (Mars) in Ukraine’s Donbas region is escalating rapidly (Mars). In response to Putin’s deployment of troops (Mars) to Donetsk and Luhansk UN chief Antonio Guterres says Russia’s moves violate Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty; Germany halts the approval of the Nord Steam 2 gas pipeline (Neptune); Britain, Canada, Japan, Australia and other western nations impose sanctions (Pluto) on Russian banks (Jupiter) and individuals; and Joe Biden calls Russia’s actions a ‘flagrant violation’ of international law (Jupiter). Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Neptune and parallel Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle.
February 23: Ukraine declares a state of emergency (Mars) and tells its citizens (house 1) in Russia to return to home; Moscow begins to evacuate its embassy (house 11) in Kyiv; the websites (house 9-Pluto) of Ukraine’s government, foreign ministry and state security service go down in cyber attacks (Mars-Pluto); a diplomatic solution (Jupiter) is off the table; and global markets (house 5) are down. Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was conjunction Jupiter and parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tells the General Assembly the world is ‘facing a moment of peril’ over the Ukraine-Russia crisis. In the Pluto period of the Aquarian Age the equinox is square progressed Pluto; progressed Mars is parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.
February 24: All hell breaks loose. In a tweet Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, says that Russia has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and is targeting cities with weapons strikes. Ukraine declares martial law; Asian and European markets plunge; world leaders condemn the attack and impose sanctions on Russia; concerned people around the world and in Russia protest against the invasion; and all the expert commentators who said it wouldn’t happen got it wrong. It was the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two. Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was conjunction Jupiter and conjunction and parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle; and transit Mars was opposition progressed Mars in Volodymyr Zelensky’s chart.
See Ukraine’s Mars-Pluto conjunction chart here
See Volodymyr Zelensky’s chart progressed to February 24, 2022 here
Putin gave the order to invade at 5.00am MSK (Russia time) February 24, 2022 and at 5,46am missiles were launched on Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. You can see the war chart here
February 25: Ukraine is fighting the might of Russia alone; the death count starts; fighting has reached the outskirts of Kyiv; Ukrainians are fleeing (Saturn) to Poland; and America and the EU impose sanctions (Pluto) of Putin and Lavrov. Mars was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was conjunction Pluto in the Mars cycle; progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn is conjunction the Moon-Sun conjunction in the Aquarius new Moon chart.
February 26: Day 3 of war in Ukraine; the first casualty of war is truth so here goes; Russian forces have surrounded Kiev bombing the city with airstrikes; Russia has 50% of its estimated invasion force inside Ukraine but has underestimated the level of Ukrainian resistance; both sides have suffered casualties; both sides are taking prisoners; countries are supplying Ukraine with weapons; Germany is sending 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger missiles; Ukrainian women are making Molotov cocktails by hand; the airwaves are saturated with fake propaganda and misinformation; and at least $11m (£8.2) has been donated (Jupiter) to the Ukrainian war effort through anonymous Bitcoin donations. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky and progressed Jupiter was conjunction Moon in the Jupiter cycle.
A deranged Vladimir Putin – seething with hatred – has pledged to rub out Volodymyr Zelensky branding him and his government ‘drug-taking Nazis’. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.
Volodymyr Zelensky with strength and courage is holding his country together in the darkest hour of its 30 years as an independent state. When America offered to airlift him to safety, he retorted: ‘The fight is here; I need anti-tank ammo, not a ride.’ In his chart progressed Mercury in house 11 (parliament) is trine (luck) birth chart Mars (war) in house 3 (Russia). In his birth chart Mercury (his capacity to reason and solve problems) and Pluto (dictator Putin) form a square (obstacle) aspect; and the Sun is opposition (separation) Mars.
With Jupiter conjunction Neptune in the sky and progressed Pluto square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle the war is being fought with financial sanctions. The US, EU and their allies have blocked (square aspect) Russian banks’ access to the SWIFT international payment system aiming to prevent Putin from using $630 billion in central bank foreign currency reserves and defending a plunging rouble; cutting Russian banks out of SWIFT – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication – deals a blow to Russian trade (Jupiter) and makes it harder for Russian companies to do business (house 10) > it could see a catastrophe on Russian currency markets – they could stop trading with the exchange rate fixed at an artificial level; restrictions announced by the US and Britain kick the vast majority of Russian banking assets out of both countries; officials in Washington wielded their most powerful sanctioning tool, adding VTB, Otkritie, Novikombank and Sovcombank to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list – effectively kicking them out of the US financial system, banning trade with Americans and freezing their US assets; EU leaders agreed sanctions targeting 70% of the Russian banking market and important state-owned companies, including in defence and will ban investors (house 8) from trading in Russian state bonds (house 2); and Britain announced it would ban Russian sovereign debt sales (house 8) in London. The role of progressed Pluto square Jupiter – planet of banks and trade – in the Pluto cycle is pronounced > peak power date is March 4 > end date is August 14; and there appears to be more to Mars conjunction Pluto in house 8 of Russia’s Mars cycle chart than soldiers being killed. We’ll see how Jupiter’s money people feel when they’re losing the only thing they live and breathe for. The real-life consequences of these drastic financial sanctions will be more evident in May 2022 when Mars is conjunction Jupiter and Neptune in the sky.
February 27: Day 4 of war in Ukraine; Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine’s cities; Ukraine says it is holding out around Kyiv but was fighting Russian ‘sabotage groups’ (Pluto) that had infiltrated the city; Putin orders his military command (Mars) to put Russia’s nuclear forces (Pluto) on alert; Ukraine and Russia agree to hold talks (Mercury) at a venue near the Belarusian border; Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba says his country will ‘not give up a single inch of … territory’ (house 4); European countries from Sweden to France say they are preparing to close their airspace (Neptune) to Russian planes; European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (Venus) is playing a prominent role in the proceedings; UN (Pluto) estimates that 370,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled (Saturn) to Poland; more than 100,000 people in Germany’s capital Berlin attend a solidarity march (Pluto) to protest (Uranus) Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; anti-war protests (Pluto) are held in 44 Russian cites; and police (Mars) in Russia arrest more than 2,000 anti-war protesters (Mars-Uranus). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Sun and sesquisquare Venus in the Mars cycle; progressed Sun was sextile Uranus in the Sun cycle; and Jupiter in house 1 and progressed Mercury trine (luck) birth chart Mars in Zelensky’s chart are performing miracles.
(With Mars active in the Aquarian Age chart in March and Mars active in the sky throughout March, April and May the fighting could go on for months or escalate into another war or wars. And with low vaccination rates in Ukraine and Russian soldiers poorly vaccinated the in-sky Mars-Saturn conjunction in late March-early April could time another major covid-19 outbreak.)
North Korea launches a ballistic missile into the sea off its eastern coast. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.
February 28: Day 5 of war in Ukraine; the fighting rages; the UN General Assembly meets on the crisis ahead of a vote to isolate Russia; talks on a ceasefire end without a breakthrough; Ukraine’s Western allies increase weapons transfers; Finland agrees to ship 2,500 assault rifles and 1,500 anti-tank weapons; Canada will supply anti-tank weapons and upgraded ammunition; Europe’s financial market (house 5) begins severing Russia’s means of trading, clearing and settling securities; the United States imposes sanctions on Russia’s central bank (house 2-Jupiter) and other sources of wealth; Energy giant BP, global bank HSBC and aircraft leasing firm AerCap (house 10) are exiting Russia; Russia is careering towards economic crisis; the rouble is plunging; the US expels 12 Russian diplomats at the UN (Pluto) over national security concerns; and World Taekwondo strips Vladimir Putin of his honorary taekwondo black belt. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.
A rain bomb hits Australia’s Queensland and New South Wales states; a history making level of rain (Saturn) has caused massive flooding; 40 thousand of people in New South Wales are under evacuation orders; the town of Ballina is bracing for a one-in-500 year flood (Saturn); the extreme weather is heading for Sydney. Progressed Saturn was trine Moon in the Saturn cycle; and Saturn was conjunction and Uranus was square the Sun-Moon lunation in the Aquarius new Moon cycle chart.
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