This global events report for March 2018 correlates major international events and developments with their markers in specified astrological charts or the sky.
Events as reported by reputable news services.
March 1: Vladimir Putin announces (Mercury) that Russia has an array of new nuclear weapons (Mars-Pluto) that could hit almost any point in the world and evade a US-built missile shield. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Neptune (fake-news) in the Sun cycle.
Donald Trump announces plans to impose tariffs (house 9) on steel and aluminium imports sparking fears of a global trade (Jupiter) war (Mars). Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.
March 2: A massive winter storm (Saturn) hits the East Coast of the United States, leaving millions without power and cancelling thousands of airplane flights. And the ‘Beast from the East’ continues to hammer Europe with bitter conditions. The death toll from the Arctic storm has risen to 48. Progressed Uranus was parallel Saturn in the Uranus cycle.
March 4: In Wiltshire, England, a former Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) spy Sergei Skripal is taken to hospital in critical condition after being exposed to an unknown substance in Wiltshire, England. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned (Neptune) by a nerve agent. Progressed Sun was conjunction Neptune in the Sun cycle.
March 6: US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, resigns after he lost a fight (Mars) within the White House over plans to impose hefty steel and aluminium tariffs (Saturn). Progressed Mars was conjunction Saturn in the Mars cycle.
Tariffs are ruled by house 9 in a global chart. They’re imposed to raise revenue (Jupiter) or as protection from foreign interests (Saturn). On March 3 Trump tweeted ‘we must protect our country and our workers’ so it’s a protection – Saturn – thing for him.
Sri Lanka imposes a nationwide 10-day state of emergency (Mars), the first since 2011, in an effort to calm communal tensions. Progressed Mars was conjunction Saturn in the Mars cycle.
March 10: Despite opposition from foreign companies Congolese President Joseph Kabila signs (Mercury) a law that increases taxes (Jupiter) on mining and government royalties on international mining companies working in DR Congo, including on the mining of cobalt. Progressed Moon was trine Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.
The NRA in America sues Florida after it passed a gun control law which would raise the minimum age for purchasing guns from 18 to 21. Progressed Moon was sextile progressed Mars in America’s chart.
March 11: China’s National People’s Congress approves the removal of presidential term limits, in a move that allows current president Xi Jinping to remain president for life. It’s the Pluto Period in the Sun section of the Aquarian Age.
March 12: British PM Theresa May (Venus) gives Russia 24-hour ultimatum (Pluto) over nerve poison hit on double agent Sergei Skripal. Progressed Pluto was square Venus in the Pluto cycle; and Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 14: The United Kingdom expels 23 Russian diplomats (house 5) and cuts off all top-level ties with Russia following a military-grade nerve agent attack which Prime Minister Theresa May described as an ‘unlawful use of force (Mars) by the Russian state against the United Kingdom’. Ms May announced the potential freezing (Saturn) of Russian state assets that pose a security threat (Saturn), new laws (house 9) to counter hostile (Mars) state activity and said British ministers and royals would not attend the football World Cup in Russia later this year. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
This deterioration in relations between the two global powers signals the start of a cold-war. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
School students throughout the United States demanding the right to be educated in safety (Saturn) participate in a walkout protest against gun violence (Mars).
Toys R Us closes (Saturn) all its stores in the US and UK with a loss (Saturn) of 36,000 jobs. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 15: The Trump Administration imposes financial (Jupiter) sanctions (Saturn) on 19 Russian nationals, including 12 of those indicted in the Special Counsel Investigation. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 17: In response to the UK's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats Russia expels 23 British diplomats and closes the Consulate-General of the United Kingdom in Saint Petersburg. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 18/19: The Turkish Army and Free Syrian Army (Mars) seize the Kurdish stronghold of Afrin from the YPG in northern Syria. After raising the Turkish flag above the city centre they bulldoze a statue of the Kurdish legendary figure, Kaveh the Blacksmith, and loot (Mars) the city. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 20: The Weinstein Company (house 5) files for a chapter 11 bankruptcy (Saturn). The company states it will release all employees (house 6) from a non-disclosure agreement which could prevent them from coming forward regarding the alleged misconduct of Weinstein. In America’s chart progressed MC in house 5 was conjunction birthchart Saturn; and in America’s Mars-Saturn conjunction chart Mars and Saturn are in house 6 (employees).
Minneapolis police (Mars and house 6) formally charge Mohamed Noor with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter (Mars) for the shooting death (Mars) of Justine Damond. Mars was conjunction Saturn in house 6 of America’s Mars-Saturn conjunction chart.
Sudan, the last known male Northern white rhinoceros, dies in captivity, leaving two females as the only surviving members of the subspecies. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 21: Civilians and fighters are fleeing out of Harasta, a bomb battered town in Eastern Ghouta. Rebels are preparing to surrender. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 22: Donald Trump signs a presidential memorandum that will impose tariffs (Saturn) on up $60 billion of imports (house 9) from China. Progressed Sun in America’s was semisquare birthchart Pluto in house 9; and Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
In response Wall Street (house 5) falls heavily (Saturn) by 724 points – 2.9% - on fears (Saturn) of a US-China trade war. Progressed Midheaven in America’s chart was conjunction birthchart Saturn in house 5.
March 24: Scared (Saturn) of gun violence (Mars) huge gun-control rallies sweep America as thousands join ‘March for our Lives’. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 25: A fire (Mars) at a shopping mall in Kemenova, Siberia kills at least 64 people with many injured. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
In Cape Town, South Africa, Australian cricketer, Cameron Bancroft (Mars) is caught by television cameras tampering with the ball. The incident erupts into a major scandal engulfing the Australian cricket team. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 26: In a response to the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain more than 20 countries expel more than 100 Russian diplomats. America kicked out 60 diplomats and will close the Russian consulate in Seattle. It was the largest expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 28: A fire (Mars) in a police station (Mars) in Venezuela kills at least 68 people. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 29: Russia expels 60 US diplomats and closes the St Petersburg consulate in a tit-for-tat response to US action over a spy poisoning case in the UK. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
A Palestinian farmer (Saturn) is killed by Israeli artillery fire (Mars) in Gaza, hours before a major protest by Palestinians along the border is due to start. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 30: At least 16 Palestinians are killed (Mars) and hundreds injured by Israeli security forces (Mars-Saturn) confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
March 31: The Syrian Army (Mars) declares that rebel fighters (Mars) have vacated (Saturn) the towns of Arbeen, Zamalka, Jobar and Ein Tarma in Eastern Ghouta. Douma is facing an ultimatum. Most of the area around Damascus is now under government control. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.
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