Events report: Mars conjunction Neptune May 2, 2022

Event forecast period was May 2–June 1, 2022

May 2: War in Ukraine; Russia unleashes rockets on the steel works in Mariupol after a ceasefire broke down with some civilians still trapped beneath the sprawling site despite a UN-brokered evacuation.

May 4: North Korea fires a ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast. It’s the country’s 14th known weapons test this year.

May 5: In Israel at least three people are killed in a terror – stabbing – attack near Tel Aviv.

Turkey’s official inflation rate (Neptune) spiralled to nearly 70 percent in April.

May 6: Sri Lanka’s president declares a state of emergency (Mars) for the second time in five weeks, giving security forces (Saturn-house 6) sweeping powers as a nationwide strike (Uranus) by angry (Mars) demonstrators cripples the country.

In Havana, Cuba a massive explosion (Mars) at a five-star hotel blamed on a gas leak (Neptune) kills at least 26 people and injures many others. 

May 7: North Korea fires a submarine-launched ballistic missile (Mars) into the sea off the east coast of the peninsula.

At least eight people have died in fires (Mars) in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk in eastern Russia where flames have ripped through villages and high winds have hampered efforts to extinguish the blazes; and the second largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history is raging out of control.

May 8: War in Ukraine; fighting rages in eastern Ukraine; around 60 people are killed after a bomb (Mars) hits a school; America imposes more sanctions on Russian media, financing and elites; and the G7 announce a fresh round of sanctions on Russia and commits to phasing out its dependence on Russian energy (Neptune).

May 9: In Sri Lanka thousands of protestors (Uranus) defy a curfew to attack government figures and set ablaze (Mars) homes, shops and businesses belonging to ruling party lawmakers and provincial politicians. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is evacuated by heavily armed troops. Five protestors are killed and over 200 injured. There’s a people’s uprising (Uranus-house 1) taking place as the nation battles its worst economic crisis in history. (Progressed Mars was parallel Midheaven in Sri Lanka’s Mars cycle chart; and progressed Uranus was inconjunct Midheaven in Sri Lanka’s Uranus cycle chart – Uranus is conjunction Moon in house 1. In Sri Lanka’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart Mars is conjunction Neptune in house 8).

China’s armed forces carried out another round of exercises near Taiwan from May 6-9.

Nigerian airlines (Neptune) suspend all domestic flights over a fourfold increase (Jupiter) in jet fuel prices.

May 10: War in Ukraine; Ukrainian forces launch a counter-offensive north of Kharkiv recapturing villages from Russian troops; and missiles hit Odessa.

May 11: Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (Venus) is shot (Mars) and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. (Progressed was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is July 11, 2022).

May 12: North Korea reports (for the first time) a covid-19 (Saturn) outbreak (Mars); and fires three ballistic missiles (Mars) towards the sea off its east coast.

A swift-moving wildfire (Mars) in Orange County, California, has torched at least 20 upscale mansions (Jupiter); and in New Mexico the largest wildfire in US history has burned around 170 homes and continues to threaten communities and businesses.

May 13: War in Ukraine; rocket attacks intensify on Ukraine’s central Poltava region; Russian forces have likely taken control of all Rubizhne and Voevodivka in the Luhansk region; the Russian military target villages in the east near Donetsk, Lyman, Bakhmut and Kurakhiv; and Ukraine says it forces have damaged a Russian navy ship in the Black Sea.

And Israeli forces attack mourners (Saturn-house 8) who attempt to walk with Abu Akleh’s coffin in occupied East Jerusalem.

In New Delhi, India, at least 27 people die in a fire (Mars) in a four-storey building.

May 14: The UN Security Council condemns the killing of veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh and calls for an immediate probe into her death. Her shooting death (Venus-Mars) while covering an Israeli military raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank has caused a surge of anger (Mars).

Abortion rights groups (Mars-Pluto) rally in cities across America.

At least 10 people are killed in a hate-crime (Mars) shooting (Mars) in Buffalo, New York.

May 15: There was a major cryptocurrency meltdown during the past week.  On May 12 Forbes reported that a huge crash wipes out the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB, XRP, Cardano, Solana, Terra’s Luna and Avalanche. Prices slumped to levels not seen since late 2020.  On May 14 a complete wipeout in Terra blockchain’s native token LUNA saw Indian exchanges delist it from their platforms. LUNA tanked to merely a few decimal cents from its peak of $118. Indian crypto speculators and investors with LUNA in their portfolios had their holdings wiped out in a matter of hours. The crash was blamed on rising interest rates (Jupiter), inflation (Neptune) and Russia’s war in Ukraine (Mars).

May 17: Sri Lanka has run out of petrol (Neptune). The government is unable to raise dollars (Jupiter-house 2) to pay for three shipments of oil (Neptune), with the ships (Jupiter) waiting outside the Colombo harbor for payments before discharging their cargoes.

After 30 years MacDonald’s (Neptune) is exiting Russia due to Moscow’s invasion (Mars) of Ukraine.

May 18: Finland and Sweden officially apply to join NATO the world’s biggest military alliance (Mars-Pluto). 

US stocks post their biggest daily drop in almost two years. The Dow plunges 1,164.52 points, or 3.57%, to 31,490.07. It continues a brutal (Mars) sell-off by investors (Neptune-house 8) spooked by inflation and rising cost pressures (Jupiter) for retailers. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky.

Inflation (Neptune) in the United Kingdom in April surges to 9% its highest annual rate in 40 years; and inflation in Canada accelerates to 6.8% a three-decade high.

North Korea is in a nationwide lockdown (Pluto) as covid infections (Mars) explode across the country.

May 19: US Congress approves a $40bn aid (Jupiter) package for Ukraine; the Biden administration announces an additional $100m in security assistance to Kyiv, including artillery, radars and other equipment; and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says ‘no’ to Sweden and Finland joining NATO.

May 20: War in Ukraine; Russia’s siege of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol nears its end; Zelensky says that Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region has been ‘completely destroyed’ by Russian forces; and Russian forces in Luhansk advance towards the regional center Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.

May 21: More than 80 cases of monkeypox (Mars) have been confirmed in at least 12 countries.

May 24: In Uvalde, Texas at least 19 children (house 5) and two adults are killed after a gunman (Mars) opens fire in a Texas primary school (house 5). 

Russian and Chinese military planes (Neptune) carry out joint exercises near Japan while Quad leaders were meeting in Tokyo.

Hungary imposes a state of emergency citing Ukraine war.

May 25: War in Ukraine; Russian forces pound Ukrainian-held twin cities in the Donbas region that is now Moscow’s focus of the three-month war; and Russia’s Defence Ministry is promising (Neptune) to open a safe corridor to allow foreign ships (Jupiter) to leave Black Sea ports, with another corridor to allow ships to leave Mariupol.

North Korea test fires three missiles (Mars) off its east coast, including a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile.

And eleven newborn babies (house 5) die in a hospital fire (house 12-Mars) in the western Senegalese city of Tivaouane.

May 27: Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard (Mars) seize two Greek oil tankers (Neptune-Jupiter) in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf.

May 28: At least 31 people are killed during a stampede (Mars) at a church charity event (Jupiter-house 12) in southern Nigeria’s Port Harcourt city.

Author: DW Sutton

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