This global events report for June 2018 correlates major international events and developments with their markers in specified astrological charts or the sky.
Events as reported by reputable news services.
June 1: Italy has a new government; Spain has a new Prime Minister; and Burkina Faso’s National Assembly votes to abolish the death penalty. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.
June 8: Leaders from the Group of Seven (Pluto) meet in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, to discuss issues facing their countries, including trade between the US and EU. Progressed Moon was trine and the equinox was square progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.
June 9: Over 100,000 people participate in a large protest in Bucharest, Romania, against apparent judicial abuses and ‘illegitimate interference’ of the secret services in the political (Sun) and judicial (Jupiter) systems. Progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.
June 12: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet for a historic summit on Sentosa Island in Singapore. The equinox was square progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was trine progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was inconjunct Pluto in the Sun cycle.
June 13: Saudi-led coalition forces begin an operation (Mars) to take control of the Yemini port city of Al Hudaydah. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.
South Korea and the United States agree to halt (Saturn) military drills (Mars) to help with Korean denuclearization talks. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.
June 15: The US imposes a 25% tariff (house 9 and Saturn) on goods imported from China worth $50 billion, set to come into effect on July 6, and accuses Beijing of ‘intellectual copyright theft’ (Pluto). China responds with measures of the ‘same scale and the same strength’ and an additional tariff of 25% on $34 billion of U.S. goods, to come into effect on July 6. In America’s chart progressed Venus was square birth chart Pluto in house 9; progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 9; and progressed Mercury in house 10 (business) was sesquisquare progressed Jupiter – planet of trade a cusp ruler of house 7 (China).
June 16: The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency reports that 467 homes (house 4) have been destroyed in the recent volcanic eruption. In America’s chart progressed Sun –the cusp ruler of house 4 – was semisquare birth chart Pluto.
Saudi-Arabian–led coalition troops (Mars) seize control of Hodeida International Airport in Al Hudaydah. Around 280 people (Moon) have been reported killed (Mars) in the last four days of fighting. Progressed Mars was inconjunct birth chart Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.
June 17-19: America tears itself apart (opposition aspect) over the separation of children (house 5) from their families and the placing of young children in detention centers (house 12). In America’s chart progressed Midheaven (reputation and international standing) was conjunction birth chart Saturn – planet of hard-line policies – in house 5; progressed Venus in house 1 was square birth chart Pluto in house 9 (ethical issues); and progressed Moon in house 7 was opposition birth chart Mars – planet of harsh cruelty.
In Donald Trump’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction progressed Saturn in house 12; and progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 5.
June 20: US President Donald Trump backs down and abandons (Saturn) his policy of separating immigrant families on the US-Mexico border, after images of children (house 5) in cages (Mars) sparked outrage (Mars) at home and abroad. In Trump’s chart progressed Mars was sesquisquare birth chart MC (his reputation); progressed Jupiter was square birth chart Saturn; progressed Venus was conjunction birth chart Jupiter – the planet of mercy and cusp ruler of house 5; and progressed Uranus was opposition birth chart Moon – the everyday people.
June 22: The United Nation’s Human Rights Council (Aquarius) issues a condemnation of the separation of migrant children from their parents, stating that it ‘may amount to torture’ (Mars), and that the recent executive order (Sun) ‘does not address the situation of those children who have already been pulled away from their parents.’ Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Mars in Sun cycle.
June 24: Women (Venus) in Saudi Arabia are allowed to drive. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Venus in the Uranus cycle.
June 27: US Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy (house 9) announces his retirement, effective July 31 of this year. In America’s chart progressed Sun was semisquare birth chart Pluto in house 9 and progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn the cusp ruler of house 9.
Major wildfires (Mars) break out on Saddleworth Moor in the United Kingdom and Glenshane Pass in Country Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.
June 28: Five people are shot and killed (Mars) in a shooting at the office building of The Capital newspaper (house 3) in Annapolis, Maryland, US. In America’s Mars cycle chart transit Mars was conjunction Sun in house 1. Mars is the cusp ruler of house 3 – newspapers and journalists.
June 29: Canada confirms that tariffs (Saturn) on C$16.6bn worth of U.S. goods will take effect on July 1. Progressed Saturn was semisextile Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Saturn in the Sun cycle.
Out of control wildfires (Mars) continue to burn across Britain. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in Mars cycle. In Britain’s Mars cycle chart Sun is cusp ruler of house 4 (land and homes).
June 30: In America tens of thousands join more than 700 protests (Uranus) against Trump’s immigration laws. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Venus (women), conjunction Jupiter (benevolence) and parallel Neptune (idealism) in the Uranus cycle.
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