Real-time monitoring of world events: February 2023

Explainer: Forecast periods in global astrology

Natural laws and cycles keep human affairs moving along the fourth dimension of time. Events occur and nothing stays the same.

With Saturn square Uranus in the sky in 2022 it was a dreadful year for tech firms. The high-discord disruptor has now reached its end date so the struggle and loss script in 2023 will be written by progressed aspects in the Saturn cycle, progressed Pluto parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle and progressed Mars conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

The world today

In 2023 the information revolution roars ahead, intense competition motivates the business sector, big business roams the globe seeking capital, labor, raw materials, markets and newer technology, countries move towards serviceable economies and manufacturing is on the decline.

In 2023 Saturn’s weather is in crisis. It’s influenced by high pressure systems, changing air currents, ocean currents, volcanoes and human behavior. El Nino is a huge pool of warm seawater in the Western Pacific which expands eastward towards Ecuador, nudging the jet streams off course and disrupting weather patterns across half the Earth’s surface. It has a cool sister, La Nina.

Floods destroy crops and property and drought causes famine. And when droughts ruin crops farmers suffer. A winter blitz causes death and destruction and summer heatwaves kill. In 2023 weather records will be broken and monster storms – atmospheric rivers – will wreak havoc and destruction.

Following the near death experience of Damar Hamlin the question was asked: Why is America addicted to this violent and brutal (Mars) National Football League game (house 5)? And the answer is America has Mars in house 1 of its birth chart and Mars is currently progressing through house 5. The same question could be asked in relation to Australia’s National Rugby League game. The answer in its case is Mars, the cusp ruler of house 1, is in house 5 of its birth chart. Of course many Americans and Australians have no interest in these brutal games.

In America axe throwing is a new sport: That’s one way of satisfying your aggressive urge.

Major events in the Aquarian Age chart

Progressed Moon is in Sagittarius > it has some influence over religion, law, tourism, tourists, the public expression of opinion and forests.

Progressed Moon is parallel birth chart Mercury > peak power date is December 22, 2023 > end date is May 9, 2025 > major aspects progressed Mercury parallel birth chart Mars; progressed Mercury square birth chart Jupiter (peak power date is April 16, 2023); progressed Mercury sextile Uranus (peak power date is June 7, 2023); and progressed Mercury semisquare progressed Pluto (peak power date is June 16, 2023) are stimulated.

Major in-sky events

February 17: Jupiter parallel Neptune starts > peak power date is February 24 > end date is March 6 > this in-sky aspect forecasts financial schemes, unfounded optimism, exaggeration and expensive drama.

The major astro-events in February 2023 to watch

Progressed Saturn  conjunction Sun in the Saturn cycle from February 7 to February 23 > peak power date is February 15; and progressed Saturn parallel Sun from February 19 to April 14 > peak power date is March 16

Progressed Jupiter square Mercury in the Jupiter cycle from February 17 to February 26 > peak power date is February 21 > it’s a first time observation of this high discord aspect in the new Jupiter cycle; and progressed Jupiter parallel Neptune (fraud and inflation) from February 19 to March 13 > peak power date is March 2 > Jupiter is parallel Neptune in the sky at the same time.

Jupiter conjunction Neptune in the sky in 2022 and progressed ascendant square progressed Neptune in America’s chart – peak power date was July 2022 – invited the fraudsters to defraud the gullible and greedy. FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried embezzled investors, got caught, and was charged with fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the US and violate campaign finance laws. And New York’s attorney general sued Celsius Network founder, Alex Mashinsky, claiming he defrauded investors out of billions of dollars in digital currency. There’ll be more.

And progressed Mars sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle from February 9 to February 16 > peak power date is February 12 > it gets a red flag

Astro-events February 2023

This calendar of astro-events only records the zodiacal aspects formed in the major cycle charts. In the cycle charts of a specified nation aspects are formed to the ascendant and Midheaven which time and forecast events, but these aspects aren’t shown in the real-time monitor.

January 21, 2023: Aquarius new Moon at 8.53 pm GMT > cycle end date is February 20 > the Sun-Moon lunation is trine Mars (strife, conflict, accidents, fires and police); sextile Jupiter (finances, rising prices, law matters and religion); and conjunction Pluto (groups, cooperation, coercion, warnings and drastic events).

Aspects formed by progressed Sun or Moon to Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in this chart can fine-tune the timing of events forecast by progressed aspects in their cycle charts.

February 1: Progressed Pluto is square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle > end date is February 6

Progressed Pluto is parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle > end date is February 7, 2023

Progressed Pluto is parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle > end date is February 11

Progressed Pluto is parallel Neptune in the Pluto cycle > end date is August 20, 2023

Progressed Pluto is parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle > peak power date is August 29, 2024

Progressed Sun is square Uranus in the Sun cycle

Progressed Jupiter parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle starts > peak power date February 12

February 2: Progressed Sun is conjunction Venus in the Sun cycle

February 3: Progressed Sun parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle starts > peak power date is February 7

February 4: Progressed Sun parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle starts > peak power date is February 7

February 5: Progressed Sun parallel Venus in the Sun cycle starts > peak power date is February 8

February 6: Progressed Jupiter sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle starts > peak power date is February 11 > countries pledge more weapons to Ukraine

February 7: Progressed Sun is parallel Saturn and Uranus in the Sun cycle > end date for both aspects in February 10; and progressed Saturn conjunction Sun in the Saturn cycle starts > peak power date is February 15

Saturn has a conservative, rightwing, hard line worldview and Israel’s new government is its most rightwing ever. In America an ultra conservative faction in the GOP is wielding power in Congress. Saturn sees the past as the ‘good ol’ days’. It’s all about national self-interest, security, safeguards, economy, cost-cutting, protectionism and loss.

February 8: Progressed Sun is parallel Venus in the Sun cycle; and progressed Jupiter semisquare Saturn in the Jupiter cycle starts > peak power date is February 14 > economic gloom, spending cutbacks and financial loss are forecast

February 9: Progressed Sun is conjunction Saturn in the Sun cycle; and progressed Mars sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle starts > peak power date is February 12 > mob violence, mass shootings and horrific crimes are forecast

February 11: Progressed Jupiter is sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle > end date is February 16

February 12: Progressed Mars is sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars > end date is February 16; and progressed Jupiter is parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle > end date is February 24

February 14: Progressed Jupiter is semisquare Saturn in the Jupiter cycle > end date is February 19

February 15: Progressed Saturn is conjunction Sun in the Saturn cycle > end date is February 23; and progressed Saturn semisextile Neptune in the Saturn cycle starts > peak power date is February 23 > Neptune is the planet of fraud, drugs, aviation, confusion, chaos, drama and exaggeration

February 17: Progressed Jupiter square Mercury in the Jupiter cycle starts> peak power date is February 21 > financial controversy and unfounded optimism is forecast

February 18: Progressed Mars semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle starts > peak power date is February 21 > Uranus forecast extremist violence, protests and strikes

February 19: Progressed Jupiter parallel Neptune in the Jupiter cycle starts > peak power date is March 2 > fraud and inflation are making news; and progressed Saturn parallel Sun in the Saturn cycle starts > peak power date is March 16 > major events involving conservative politics are forecast

February 20: Progressed Mars semisquare Venus in the Mars cycle starts > peak power date is February 23 > violence against women is the issue

Pisces new Moon at 7.06am GMT > cycle end date is March 21 > the Sun-Moon lunation is conjunction Saturn (conservatism, rightwing hardliners, national-interest, security, economy, protectionism, cost-cutting, storms, floods and heavy losses). Saturn will put the brakes on progress.  

Aspects formed by progressed Sun or Moon to Saturn in this chart can fine-tune the timing of events forecast by Saturn in its cycle chart.

February 21: Progressed Mars is semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle > end date is February 24; progressed Jupiter is square Mercury in the Jupiter cycle > end date is February 26; and progressed Sun parallel Moon in the Sun cycle starts > peak power date is February 24

February 22: Progressed Sun parallel Mars in the Sun cycle starts > peak power date is January 27 > political strife and feuding is forecast

February 23: Progressed Mars is semisquare Venus in the Mars cycle > end date is February 26; and progressed Saturn is semisextile Neptune in the Saturn cycle > end date is March 3

February 24: Progressed Sun is parallel Moon in the Sun cycle > end date is February 27

February 26: Progressed Pluto semisextile Uranus in the Pluto cycle starts > peak power date is May 2

February 28: Progressed Jupiter sextile Venus in the Jupiter cycle starts > peak power date is March 4 > women benefit financially and the price of clothes, cosmetics and chocolate is rising


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