Events report: Mars conjunction Saturn April 5, 2022

Event forecast period was March 16-April 21, 2022

March 16: Day 21 of war in Ukraine; Russian bombs rain down on Ukrainian cities, Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses the US Congress and urges US lawmakers to do more to protect his country from Russia’s invasion.

March 18: Day 23 of war in Ukraine; ferocious fighting continues; it has reached the center of Mariupol; and Russian shelling prevents the establishment of effective humanitarian corridors.

March 21: Egypt’s pound (house 2) depreciates (Saturn) by almost 14 percent as foreign investors (house 8) pull out billions of dollars (Jupiter) from Egyptian treasury markets (house 5) following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Four Israelis are killed and several others wounded in a knife attack (Mars) outside the BIG shopping centre in Beersheba. The attacker was shot dead (Mars) by a bus driver.

Multiple tornadoes rip through parts of Texas and Oklahoma causing death, injury and widespread damage.

March 23: Day 28 of war in Ukraine; Russian forces use long-range weapons fired from the sea to hit a Ukrainian targets in the northwestern city of Rivne and the outskirts of Kyiv; and Western leaders are gathering in Brussels to plan (Saturn) more measures to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to halt his campaign. 

In Afghanistan the Taliban announces the closure (Saturn) of girls’ high schools. Female students above the sixth grade will not be able to attend school.

At an unprecedented triple summit (Uranus) in Brussels, transatlantic alliance NATO, G7 rich nations and European leaders address the continent’s worst conflict since the 1990s Balkans wars. Western leaders pile on military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine and denounce Moscow’s invasion as ‘barbarism’.

For the second time at the United Nations the 193-member General Assembly overwhelmingly isolates Russia over its invasion and votes to demand aid access and civilian protection in Ukraine. Five countries – Russia, Syria, North Korea, Eritrea and Belarus – voted against the resolution and China abstained. 

North Korea tests a banned intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time since 2017. Japanese officials say it flew 1,100 km (684 miles) and fell in Japanese waters after flying for over an hour.

March 25: In a stunning – wow – moment Earth’s poles are undergoing simultaneous freakish extreme heat (Mars-Uranus) with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than average.

March 26: The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen launches a military operation to stop Houthi attacks on its oil facilities and ‘protect global energy sources’.

The US, UK and Canada impose coordinated new sanctions on Myanmar, focusing on senior military officials (Mars) and those linked to the arms trade.

In Peru the government gives approval for the expansion of the Las Bambas copper mine and local community groups say they will take all necessary ‘legal and social’ measures to prevent the development of a second open pit copper mine called Chalcobamba.

March 27: El Salvador’s Congress approves emergency powers (Mars) that temporarily suspended some constitutional protections after the Central American country recorded 62 criminal gang (Pluto) murders (on March 27).

March 28: The first-ever UN Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Climate Week starts (ends March 31) as one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change seeks ways to address its dire threat.

March 29: At least 20 people are killed in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) in central Mexico in one of the deadliest attacks in recent years; and a gunman (Mars) in Israel kills at least five people in Bnei Brak, suburb of Tel Aviv, before being fatally shot.

US President Joe Biden signs into law the first federal legislation (Uranus) that makes lynching a federal hate crime (Mars-Pluto) in the country after civil rights groups (Pluto) pushed for such a measure for more than a century.

A sub-variant of the highly transmissible Omicron version of coronavirus known as BA.2 is now dominant worldwide, prompting surges in many countries in Europe and Asia and raising concern over the potential for a new wave in the United States.

March 31: Police (Mars) in Sri Lanka impose a curfew in the country’s capital following clashes (Mars) with protesters who try to storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence amid a worsening economic crisis that has resulted in 13-hour-long rolling blackouts.

In Mali a surge in attacks since early March by an Islamic State affiliate has left hundreds of civilians dead. UN peacekeeping forces have been deployed to the country’s tri-border with Burkina Faso and Niger.

In Afghanistan a dire economic situation (Saturn) sees children dying of starvation as millions of Afghans struggle to put food on their tables and people are selling (Jupiter) babies and young girls to survive.

Farmers (Saturn) in largely desert Jordan and the second most water-scarce (Moon-Saturn) country in the world are battling (Mars) the consequences of water scarcity (Moon-Saturn) due to climate change – inconsistent rainfall and higher temperatures – and an unexpected increase of violence migrants (Mars) escaping the civil war in Syria.

April 1: Sri Lanka’s president declares a state of emergency (Mars), giving sweeping powers to security forces a day after hundreds tried to storm his house in anger (Mars) over an unprecedented economic crisis (Saturn).

The warring sides in Yemen’s seven-year conflict (Mars) agree to a two-month nationwide truce (Saturn), starting with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (Jupiter); and the M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo declares a unilateral ceasefire after several days of clashes with the army.

April 2: A massive fire (Mars) in Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa tears through the main market destroying hundreds of businesses.

April 3: Protesters in Sri Lanka defy a curfew and take to the streets and cabinet ministers (house 8) resign en masse over the government’s handling of the worst economic crisis (Saturn) in decades.

Torrential rains (Saturn) across Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state trigger flash floods (Saturn-Uranus) and landslides (Saturn) killing at least eight people and leaving 13 missing.

April 4: Day 40 of war in Ukraine: there’s global outrage (Mars) as the evidence mounts of atrocities (Mars-Pluto) against civilians by Russian forces > mass graves are found near Kyiv and world leaders condemn the killings and call for an independent investigation.

The Chinese financial centre of Shanghai extends restrictions (house 12) on transportation (house 3) after a day of intensive city-wide covid testing (Saturn) saw new cases surge to more than 13,000, with no end to the lockdown in sight.

April 5: The US, UK and Australia add hypersonic weapons (Mars) to their AUKUS security pact (Saturn). 

April 6: Violent storms (Mars-Saturn) with hail and strong winds tear across the southern United States causing death, destruction and leaving 50,000 homes without power (Uranus).

April 7: Yemen’s president sacks his deputy and transfers his own powers to a presidential council, as Saudi Arabia announces billions of dollars in aid and urges him to begin talks with the Houthis to end the country’s devastating war (Mars).

Shanghai’s lockdown (Pluto) brings China’s biggest city (house 40 to a halt with livelihoods under strain as restaurateurs (house 6) and other small business owners (house 10) struggle (Saturn) to survive.

April 9: Iran adds 24 United States officials and people to its blacklist of sanctioned individuals (Saturn) over charges of ‘terrorism’ and violations of human rights (Aquarius) of the Iranian people.

April 10: Amid a deepening economic crisis (Saturn) thousands of people rally in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, demanding ‘total system change’ (Uranus) and calling for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his powerful brothers to quit politics.

April 12: In late March following a recent uptick in murders El Salvador invoked a state of emergency (Mars). Since then police and military officers (Mars) have arrested 10,094 terrorists in 17 days.

A wave of hate speech and violence (Mars) by mobs of right-wing Hindus celebrating the Hindu festival of Ram Navmi (Jupiter) sweeps across India.

April 13: The death toll from rain-fuelled landslides and floods (Saturn) in the Philippines rises to 58.

April 14: In South Africa the death toll from ‘unprecedented floods’ (Saturn-Uranus) climbs to 341.

April 15: Israeli forces (Mars) raid the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem with medics reporting at least 158 Palestinians injured in the ensuing violence (Mars) as hundreds were detained. It was the most serious violence at the holy site (Jupiter) in nearly a year.

April 17: Day 53 of war in Ukraine; 2,500 Ukrainian fighters (Mars) hold up in Mariupol refuse to surrender to Russian forces.

North Korea successfully tests a new weapon (Mars), which it says will significantly enhance its tactical nuclear capabilities (Pluto).

April 19: Australia has a panic attack (Saturn) when China says it has signed a wide-ranging security pact (Saturn) with the Solomon Islands, just hours after the United States announced it was sending officials to the South Pacific nation.

April 20: A measles outbreak is sweeping through Liberia.

April 21: An explosion at a Shi'ite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif is one of a series of blasts around the country that kill at least 33 people and injure many others. Islamic State claims responsibility.

Author: DW Sutton

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