Major global events November 2022

November 1: In Iran university students hold sit-down strikes (Pluto) in support of the anti-government protests (Uranus); and in Brazil supporters of Jair Bolsonaro escalate their election defeat protests disrupting fuel, grain and meat industries. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

In Ecuador five police officers (Mars) are killed in explosive attacks at overcrowded and violent penitentiaries (house 12) prompting President Guillermo Lasso to declare a state of emergency in two provinces. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

In the United States manufacturing activity (Mars) grew at its slowest pace (Saturn) in nearly two and a half years in October as the Federal Reserve’s aggressive push to raise interest rates to quash inflation cools demand for goods; and in Asia manufacturing (Mars) output weakened (Saturn) in October as global recession fears and China’s zero-covid policy hurt demand. Progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

November 2: The Ethiopian government and forces from the northern region of Tigray sign a cease-fire truce (Jupiter). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mercury and conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

North Korea fires at least 23 missiles (Mars) into the sea including one that landed less than 60 km (40 miles) off South Korea’s coast. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

With the US battling its worst outbreak of inflation (Neptune) in 40 years the Federal Reserve raises interest rates (Jupiter) by 0.75 percentage points to take the bank’s benchmark lending rate to 3.75-4%. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mercury and parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

November 3: Despite government attempts to contain unrest the protests (Uranus) in Iran rage on. Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

The Bank of England raises (Jupiter) its key interest rate (house 2) to 3 percent – the biggest rate hike in 33 years – and warns the UK economy is in a recession (Saturn) that could last two years. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon and Mars in the Jupiter cycle; progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

November 4: Twitter Inc (Neptune) temporarily closes its offices and cuts workers’ access to internal systems after telling employees (house 6) they would be informed by email (house 3) about whether they were being laid off. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Uranus (Elon Musk) in the Sun cycle.

November 5: Thousands of people across Peru take to the streets in anti-government protests (Uranus) demanding the resignation of embattled President Pedro Castillo whose government is under investigation for corruption; and pilots at Kenya Airways down tools and go on strike (Uranus) resulting in the cancellation of dozens of flights and thousands of stranded passengers. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

In Kostroma, Russia, thirteen people are killed when a fire tears through a crowded nightclub. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

November 6: The UN climate summit (Saturn-Pluto) kicks off in Egypt with delegates from nearly 200 countries agreeing to discuss compensating poor nations for the mounting damage linked to global warming. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Anti-government dissent (Uranus) rages on in Iran as hardline lawmakers (Saturn) urge the judiciary (Jupiter) to ‘deal decisively’ with perpetrators of the unrest (Uranus) and the country’s national currency, the Iranian rial (house 2), hits a new all-time low; and in the UK thousands of people join a demonstration (Uranus) in London, calling for general elections amid the worsening cost-of-living crisis. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

November 7: At the COP27 summit in Egypt UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres reports that ‘We are on a highway to climate hell (Saturn) with our foot on the accelerator (Mars)’. Progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

November 9: Meta Platforms Inc (Neptune) says it will layoff  (Saturn) more than 11,000 employees (house 6) as it battles soaring costs (Jupiter) and a weak advertising market (house 9); and cryptocurrencies (Uranus-house 2) decline sharply (Saturn) as investors (house 8) fret about the stability of the sector and the financial health (Jupiter) of major exchange FTX. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

November 11: In Kherson, southern Ukraine, tens of thousands of Russian troops complete their lightning-fast retreat (Uranus-Saturn) across the Dnipro river. There was dancing in the streets as Ukrainian soldiers (Mars) are welcomed by jubilant (Jupiter) residents. Volodymyr Zelensky says Kherson is ‘our city. It was the only regional capital taken by Russia after its February’s invasion. The retreat is seen as one of its biggest setbacks (Saturn) of the war (Mars). Saturn was parallel Uranus and Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

Crypto giant FTX – the world’s second largest crypto exchange (Jupiter) – collapses into bankruptcy (Saturn). It was a major turn of fortune (Uranus) for Sam Bankman-Fried who stepped down as chief executive. It took just over a week for his FTX empire to collapse, shaking confidence in the already troubled crypto market. Progressed Mercury was square birth chart Jupiter and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle; Saturn was square and parallel Uranus in the sky; and Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 12: Big tech (Uranus-Neptune) has big problems. After a bull run that lasted years, the sector is suffering a sharp correction (Uranus). Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft (Neptune) have collectively lost $2trn in stockmarket value in the past year. According to Crunchbase, a data provider, more than 60,000 American techies have lost their jobs in 2022. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

China reports 14,878 new covid-19 infections (Mars), including a record number of new daily cases in Beijing and the manufacturing hubs Guangzhou and Zhengzhou. Mars was square Neptune and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

November 13: In Istanbul, Turkey, an explosion (Mars) kills 6 people and injures 81. Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

In Mexico tens of thousands of people protest (Uranus) President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s plan to overhaul the country’s electoral commission INE in what they fear (Saturn) would concentrate power (Sun) in the hands of the government; and in Tirana, Albania, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gather to protest against corruption and the country’s cost of living crisis. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 14: In California more than 48,000 academic workers (Mercury-house 6) in the state’s university system (House 9) strike (Uranus) over what they say are unfair labor practices (house 6) and low wages (house 2). Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 15: Russia pounds Ukraine’s energy facilities with its biggest barrage of (85) missiles (Mars) causing widespread blackouts; in Poland an explosion (Mars) kills two people in Przewodow, a village in the east of the country near the border with Ukraine; and Poland’s prime minister calls an urgent meeting of a committee for national security and defense affairs. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was square Neptune in the sky; progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

The G20 summit (Pluto) of world leaders (Sun) opens in Bali, Indonesia. Progressed Mercury was semisquare progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

November 16: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says a deadly explosion (Mars) in Poland was probably the result of Ukrainian anti-aircraft fire, but that Russia bears ‘ultimate responsibility’ since Moscow is behind the war. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

In Iran five people have been sentenced to death (Pluto) on the charge of ‘enmity against God’ (Mars-Jupiter) in connection with the recent anti-government protests. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

November 17: A Dutch court (Jupiter-house 9) finds three men guilty of murder for shooting down MH17 passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 people. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

In America Starbucks workers house 6) at more than 100 US stores strike (Uranus-house 6) seeking better pay (house 2), more consistent schedules and higher staffing levels in busy stores. Uranus is conjunction Moon in America’s Uranus cycle chart; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus.

In Turkey an Istanbul court (Jupiter) has sentenced a televangelist (Jupiter-house 9) who surrounded himself with scantily clad women he called ‘kittens’ to 8,658 (?!?) years in prison. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

According to the Economist commenting on the collapse Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX cryptocurrency exchange (Neptune-house 5): ‘Today there is nothing left but 1m furious creditors, dozens of shaky crypto firms (house 10) and a proliferation of regulatory and criminal probes (Pluto-house 12). The more that comes out about the demise of FTX, the more shocking (Uranus) the tale becomes. The exchange’s own terms of service said it would not lend customers’ assets (house 8) to its trading arm. Yet of $14bn of such assets (Jupiter), it had reportedly lent $8bn-worth to Alameda Research, a trading firm (house 10) also owned by Mr Bankman-Fried. In turn, it accepted as collateral its own digital tokens (Uranus), which it had conjured out of thin air (Neptune). A fatal run on the exchange exposed the gaping hole in its balance-sheet. To cap it all, after FTX declared bankruptcy (Saturn) in America, hundreds of millions of dollars (Jupiter) mysteriously (Neptune-house12) flowed out of its accounts. 
 
The high-speed implosion (Mars-Neptune) of FTX has dealt a catastrophic blow (Mars) to an industry with a history of failure (Saturn) and scandals. Never before has crypto (Uranus) looked so criminal, wasteful and useless.’ Progressed Mercury was square birth chart Jupiter and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and Saturn was parallel Uranus and Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

November 18: North Korea fires what appears to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) (Mars), a day after launching a smaller missile and warning of ‘fiercer military responses’ to the United States boosting its security presence in the region. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

In America a judge (Jupiter) in California sentences Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to 11 years and three months in prison (house 12) for defrauding (Neptune) investors in her now-defunct blood testing startup that was once valued at $9 billion. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle.

The US determines that Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Pluto) – has immunity from a lawsuit (Jupiter) filed by murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancé. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

Two days before the start of the World Cup Soccer tournament (house 5) in Qatar the sale (Jupiter) of alcohol (Mars) is banned (Pluto) at eight stadiums after Fifa changed its policy. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars and sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

November 19: Russia’s onslaught of missile strikes (Mars) has crippled almost half of Ukraine’s energy system (Uranus) with authorities in Kiev warning the capital could face a ‘complete shutdown’ of the power grid (Uranus) as winter (Saturn) sets in. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was trine Moon in the Saturn cycle.

In America a gunman (Mars) kills at least five people and injures 25 others inside a LGBTQ nightspot (house 5) in Colorado Springs. Mars was square Neptune in the sky. In America’s chart progressed Moon was trine birth chart Mars in house 1. The shooting was the latest in over 600 mass shootings in America this year.

November 20: At the COP27 climate summit in Egypt (Pluto) countries adopt a hard-fought final agreement that sets up a fund (Jupiter) to help poor countries (Saturn) being battered by climate disasters (Saturn), but does not boost efforts to tackle the emissions causing them. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Saturn was semisquare Saturn in the Saturn cycle.

November 21: A powerful 5.6 magnitude earthquake (Saturn-house) hits Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds of others. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars and semisquare Saturn in the Saturn cycle.

November 22: In South Africa seven unions (house 6) – representing about 800,000 public servants (house 6), including those working in hospitals, schools and police stations – march in eight of the country’s provinces on a nationwide ‘National Day of Action’ strike (Uranus) demanding better wages (house 2). Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 23: The European Parliament (house 11) designates Russia a state sponsor of terrorism (Pluto), arguing that its military strikes (Mars) on Ukrainian civilian targets (Moon) such as energy infrastructure, hospitals (house 12), schools (house 5) and shelters violate international law (Jupiter-house 9). Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

In Ukraine at least six civilians are killed and officials are forced (Pluto) to shut down three nuclear reactors (Pluto) due to power outages (Uranus) in the latest wave of Russian missile strikes (Mars). Moldova was not directly hit but faced widespread blackouts as half the country lost power. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In retaliation (Mars) for a bomb attack (Mars) in Istanbul on November 13 Turkey carries out an air offensive (Mars-Neptune) against the YPG militia (Mars) in northern Syria in order to secure (Saturn) its southern border. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

The World Health Organization says there is now an imminent threat (Pluto) of measles spreading (Mars-Saturn) in various regions globally, as covid-19 led to a steady decline (Saturn) in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease (Saturn). Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In America seven people are dead following a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) at a Walmart store in Virginia; and in Israel two bombs explode (Mars) at bus stops in Jerusalem killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 other people in what appears to be an attack by Palestinian militants (Mars-Uranus). Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle.

In a rare show of open dissent (Uranus) in China hundreds of workers (Saturn-house 6) join protests (Uranus) at Foxconn’s flagship plant with some smashing surveillance cameras (Pluto) and windows. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 24: Eastern Europe’s arms industry (Mars) is churning out guns, artillery shells and other military supplies at a pace not seen since the Cold War as governments in the region lead efforts to aid (Jupiter) Ukraine in its fight (Mars) against Russia. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the current Jupiter cycle chart.

Russia’s parliament (house 11) approves a bill that widens a prohibition (Pluto) of ‘LGBT propaganda’ and restricts the ‘demonstration’ of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT lifestyle almost impossible. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

China reports record high covid19 infections (Mars) with cities nationwide imposing localised lockdowns (Pluto), mass testing and other curbs that are fuelling frustration and darkening (Saturn) the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In the UK thousands of postal workers, university lecturers and schoolteachers go on strike (Uranus) to demand better pay and working conditions amid the country’s cost of living crisis. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 25: As winter bites (Saturn) millions of people in Ukraine are without heat or power (Uranus) after the most devastating Russian air strikes (Mars-Neptune) on its energy grid with residents warned to brace for further attacks and stock up on water, food and warm clothing. Mars was square Neptune and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fighting (Mars) in the country’s east between Congolese troops and M23 rebels resumes even though a ceasefire brokered by African leaders goes into effect at 6.00pm. The armed group (M23-Mars-Pluto) says the ceasefire deal (Jupiter) ‘doesn’t really concern’ them. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter and opposition birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle. 

In Spain thousands of protesters (Uranus) take to the streets in Madrid and Barcelona to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence (Mars) against Women (Venus). Progressed Venus was trine Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

November 26: In China angry protests (Mars-Uranus) sparked by a fire (Mars) that killed 10 people and the countries covid policy erupt in the Xinjiang region and Beijing. Nationwide covid infections keep setting records. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 28: In protest hot cities across China anti-lockdown protesters (Uranus are deterred by a large police (Mars) presence (Saturn) The current show of civil disobedience (Uranus) is unprecedented since Xi Jinping (Pluto) assumed power a decade ago. During his tenure, Xi has overseen the quashing of dissent (Uranus) and the expansion of a high-tech social surveillance system (Pluto) that has made protest more difficult, and riskier. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In Mogadishu, Somali, security forces (Mars-Saturn) storm a hotel (house 4) to end a near day-long siege by al-Shabab fighters who killed nine people. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In Austria rail traffic grinds to a halt as workers (house 6) hold a 24-hour strike (Uranus-house 6) after another round of pay negotiations falls through. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 29: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg accuses Russia of ‘trying to use winter (Saturn) as a weapon of war (Mars)’ and calls on member states (Pluto) to pledge more aid (Jupiter) for Ukraine amid Moscow’s relentless attacks (Mars) on the country’s power infrastructure (Uranus). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

 


Author: DW Sutton

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