Major world events April 2018

This global events report correlates major international events and developments with their markers in specified astrological charts or the sky. Events as reported by reputable news services.

April 1: Clashes (Mars) in South Kashmir, India, kill two civilians, three soldiers, and 13 militants (Mars). Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 2: China rolls out new tariffs (Saturn) on meat, fruit, wine and other products from the United States in retaliation (Mars) against taxes on imported steel and aluminium. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 3: China’s new defense minister, General Wei Fenghe, says his visit to Russia is a signal to the United States about the increasingly close military ties (Mars) between Moscow and Beijing. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

France’s rail network is severely disrupted, as a wave of strikes (Pluto) against President Emmanuel Macron’s labor reforms gets under way. Progressed Moon was trine Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart. The strike action (Uranus) will spread over three months, affecting two days in every five. In France’s Uranus cycle chart Uranus is conjunction Moon (the public) in house 3 (the rail network.)

April 4: The Trump Administration announces 25 per cent tariffs (Saturn) on 1,300 types of industrial technology, transport and medical products from China in a bid to force changes to Beijing’s intellectual property practices. Beijing responds by imposing tariffs (Saturn) on a range of goods, including soybeans, airplanes and automobiles. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Facebook increases its estimate of the number of users affected by the scandal involving the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to 87 million. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune and trine birthchart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

Kyoto-based Japan Luna announces a voluntary recall of 132,000 yoghurt bowls containing cereal from a suspect batch of Australian barley which was found to have pesticide (Neptune) levels five times above acceptable limits. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

Bahrain discovers offshore oil field (Neptune) containing 80bn barrels of oil. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

April 5: Russia accuses Britain of inventing a ‘fake story’ (Neptune) and warns it is ‘playing with fire’ (Mars) over its accusations that Moscow is to blame for poisoning a former Russian spy and his daughter. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birthchart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Donald Trump instructs US trade officials to consider $US100 billion ($130 billion) in additional tariffs (Saturn) on China, fuelling an already heated trade dispute (Mars) between the world’s two biggest economies. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 6: UN Security-General António Guterres warns Israel to use ‘extreme caution’ (Saturn) as further protests are held at the Gazan border. Israeli Defence Forces (Mars) kill at least 9 Palestinians. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

The United States imposes sanctions (Saturn) on twelve Russian owned companies, a Russian arms exporter, and a bank. The US cites Russia’s malign activity including meddling in the 2016 election and military engagements (Mars) in Ukraine, Crimea, and Syria, among others. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

A transport and a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team (Pluto) collide (Mars) north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada killing 15 people. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Former President of South Korea Park Geun-hye is sentenced to 24 years in prison and an ₩18 billion fine for bribery, coercion, (Pluto) and abuse of power (Pluto), among other charges. Progressed Moon was trine birthchart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

Wall Street plunges (Saturn) 2.3 % (572 points) on fears of a trade war. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

A report In the UK reveals that 2017 saw over ten thousand new businesses in the technology sector (Uranus). Progressed Jupiter was trine birthchart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

April 7: More than 40 people are killed in a chemical weapons attack (Neptune and Mars) in the Syrian city of Douma. Russia and Syria deny (Neptune) allegations of involvement. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Moon was sesquisquare Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

Israeli troops (Mars) shoot dead ten Palestinians near the Israel-Gaza border, including a Palestinian journalist (Mercury) , as protests and riots continue. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

A man drives a van into a group of people (Pluto) in Munster, Germany, killing 2 and injuring 30. The driver then shoots (Mars) and kills himself. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The Ministry of Information of Information and Communications Technology of Iran says hackers (Pluto) attacked its networks, leaving an image of US flags on screens. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 8: Hungary’s anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins a decisive victory. The campaign was run on hate (Mars) and conspiracy theories (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

April 9: The UN Security Council meets in an emergency session (Mars). The Russian Ambassador warns (Pluto) the US of ‘grave repercussions’ if it carries out an attack (Mars) against Syrian government forces over Saturdays report of a deadly chemical attack in Douma. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The FBI (Pluto) raid the office of Donald Trump’s lawyer and spokesperson Michael Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to pornographic-film actress Stormy Daniels. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile birthchart Pluto in Donald Trump’s chart.

April 10: Russia vetoes (Pluto) a US proposal to the UN Security Council for an independent investigation into who was responsible for alleged chemical weapons attacks (Mars) in the Syrian town of Douma. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Sun was square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins a two-day congressional inquisition (Pluto) declaring his company is trying to change in the light of recent criticism, is facing an ‘arms race’ (Mars) with Russia actors and is working with Robert Mueller (Pluto) in the federal probe into Russian interference. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Sun was square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Eighty-two people have died in two Indonesian provinces after they were poisoned by a batch of bootleg alcohol (Mars-Pluto). The death toll is expected to rise. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Iran sets a single foreign exchange rate at 42,000 rials to the dollar to rescue its currency (Jupiter). Iranians are rushing to hedge against depreciation of their assets as they fear an imminent collapse of the nuclear deal and a return to economic sanctions. Progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

April 11: Donald Trump fires a tweet warning Russia that ‘missiles will be coming, nice and new and smart" in Syria. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

A military plane (Mars) crashes (Mars) soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

During a second day of sparring (Mars) with US politicians over privacy concerns Mark Zuckerberg reveals that he was among the 87 million users (Pluto) whose data was improperly shared. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

US House Speaker Paul Ryan (Sun) announces (Mercury) that he will not seek re-election in November and will retire in January 2018 after serving his full term. Progressed Sun was parallel Mercury and square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Jamie Allman (Pluto), a morning talk show host with KDNL-TV (house 9) in St Louis, Missouri resigns after threatening (Pluto) David Hogg, a survivor of the Florida shooting (Mars) with sexual assault (Mars). Mars was conjunction Pluto in house 9 of the US Mars-Pluto conjunction chart.

April 13: In response to a chemical attack in Douma on April 7 the US, UK and France (Pluto) bomb (Mars) multiple government targets in Syria. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The UN meets in emergency session. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the Middle East is in such ‘chaos’ (Neptune) that it has become a threat (Pluto) to international peace and security (Saturn) — and Syria ‘represents the most serious threat’. He claimed: ‘The Cold War (Mars-Saturn) is back – with a vengeance but with a difference. The mechanisms and the safeguards (Saturn) to manage the risks (Mars) of escalation that existed in the past no longer seem to be present.’ Mars was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

Fierce clashes (Mars) erupt on the Gaza-Israel border, with Palestinian officials reporting hundreds of people injured.

With James Comey’s book ‘A High Loyalty’ scheduled for release on April 17 Donald Trump launches a fusillade of furious tweets and the White House lunches www.Lyin’Comey. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 15: Seven inmates are killed and seventeen others wounded in a prison riot (Mars-house 12) in Bishopville, South Carolina. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and in the US Mars cycle progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in house 12.

April 17: North Korea and South Korea announce that they are planning to officially end the Korean War by writing a peace agreement. An armistice agreement was reached, ending armed conflict, in 1953. Mars was conjunction Pluto – the planet of cooperation – in the sky.

A report claims that Mike Pompeo, the CIA director and secretary of state nominee made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend to meet with Kim Jong un to lay the ground work for direct talks between Kim and Donald Trump. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 20: North Korea suspends its missile (Mars) and nuclear tests (Pluto) and agrees to shut down its nuclear test sites (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the Mars cycle and the sky.

4 Palestinians are killed and 96 wounded (Mars) by Israeli fire on the Israel-Gaza border. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The Democratic National Committee file a lawsuit against Russia, the Donald Trump administration, and WikiLeaks (Pluto) alleging that the former conspired (Pluto) to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

On the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre (Mars), thousands of students (Pluto) across the United States walk out to protest against school shootings (Mars). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 21: The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (Pluto) takes samples from the site of a chemical weapons (Mars) attack in Douma, Syria. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Ten people are killed (Mars) in Nicaragua as antigovernment protests (Uranus) over pension reforms enter their fourth day. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Indian lawmakers approve capital punishment (Pluto) for men who rape (Mars) children under the age of 12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the measure. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

An International Committee of the Red Cross aid worker (Pluto) is shot dead (Mars) in Taizz Governorate, Yemen. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 22: A suicide bombing (Mars-Pluto) in Kabul, Afghanistan kills 57 civilians with 119 wounded. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Unrest (Uranus) has gripped Armenia for 10 days with protestors (Uranus) demanding political change. Riot police (Mars) have clashed with protestors with a number of arrests. Progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter and (since April 17) opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In the US a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) at a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch, Tennessee claims 4 lives. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In Russia nine insurgents (Pluto) who were planning to launch an attack (Mars) next month are killed in a gunfight (Mars) in Derbent, Dagestan. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In Bluefields, Nicaragua, reporter Ángel Gahona (Mercury) is shot dead (Mars) giving a live broadcast on antigovernment protests. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

April 25: Around 500 experts (Pluto) from over 70 countries (Pluto) meet in Paris to start a two-day counterterror conference discussing methods of cutting financing (Jupiter) to Al-Qaeda and ISIL. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

California police (Mars) arrest former police officer, Joseph James DeAngelo, 72 for 12 murders, 51 rapes and more than 120 burglaries (Pluto) in the 1970s and 80s. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 26: The US Senate confirms former CIA director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Democrats had accused Pompeo of being a war hawk (Mars) and harboring anti-Muslim and homophobic views. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 27: The two leaders agree to officially end the Korean War (Mars) and work for peace and denuclearization (Pluto) on the Korean Peninsula.

Angela Merkyl lobbies (Pluto) Donald Trump on trade and Iran’s nuclear deal (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Indian PM Narendra Modi on a visit to China to re-set troubled ties (Pluto) invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to an informal summit (Pluto) in 2019. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Unrest on the Israel-Gaza border enters its fifth week. Three Palestinians are killed (Mars) and over 600 wounded according to the Hamas-run health ministry as thousands (Pluto) converge on the border. Over 40 Palestinians have been killed since the protest started. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (Pluto) says the death toll (Mars-Pluto) from ongoing anti-government protests (Uranus) has reached 38. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The Kenyan Film Classification Board bans (Pluto) the lesbian romance film Rafiki. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Europol announces a coalition (Pluto) comprised of seven European nations and the US launched a cyberattack (Pluto) this week against ISIL propaganda (Pluto) websites, taking a number of them down. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Seven Chinese secondary school students are killed (Mars) and another 12 injured in a mass stabbing (Mars-Pluto) by a man who had been bullied (Pluto) at school and harbored a hatred (Mars) of children. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Archaeologists in Peru’s northern coastal region uncover what may be the largest single mass child sacrifice (Lower-Pluto) event in human history. More than 140 children were sacrificed about 550 years ago. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 29: For the third consecutive day tens of thousands of people (Pluto) wearing red (Mars) gloves march in northern Spain to protest the acquittal of five men (the wolf pack – Pluto) on gang rape (Pluto) charges. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.


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