Major world events December 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.

December 28: An explosion (Mars) caused by a roadside bomb (Mars) hits a tourist bus in Cairo, Egypt, near the Giza pyramid complex. Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide are killed, with 12 others are injured. In response, Egyptian police (Mars) kill 40 suspected militants (Mars). Progressed Mars was inconjunct Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisextile Moon in the Mars cycle.

December 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin overseas a test of a new hypersonic glide vehicle (Mars-Pluto), declaring that the weapon (Mars) is impossible to intercept and will ensure Russia’s security for decades to come. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

The computer trading on Wall Street (house 5) goes wild (Mars) with the Dow Jones surging 1086 points. In America’s chart progressed Mercury – the cusp ruler of house 5 – was trine birth chart Mars; and in America’s Sagittarius new-Moon chart Mars was conjunction Neptune in house 5.

December 25: An eight-year-old boy (house 5) from Guatemala dies (house 8) in US government custody. It is the second time this month an immigrant child has died while being detained after crossing the US-Mexico border. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5.

December 24: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (house 5) drops (Saturn) by 653 points, falling (Saturn) below 22,000. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven (business) was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5 > peak power date is December 27; and in America’s Sagittarius new-Moon chart Mars and Neptune in house 5 are square Jupiter in house 2 (banks).

Gunmen (Mars) raid a government building in Afghanistan’s capital, killing at least 40 people and wounding 29 others in an eight-hour standoff with police (Mars). Progressed Mars was semisquare Sun and conjunction Venus in the Mars cycle.

December 22: At least 281 people are killed and over 1000 injured when undersea landslides (Saturn) trigger volcanic activity with Anak Krakatau that in turn trigger a tsunami (Saturn) that hits the coast near Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. Progressed Mars was square Saturn in the Mars cycle.

December 21/22: A partial US government shutdown takes effect after US lawmakers (house 11) fail to break a budget impasse. In America’s chart progressed Sun in house 11 – the cusp ruler of house 4 (walls) – was semisquare birth chart Pluto in house 9. In the Mars cycle, on December 21 at 11.08pm EST, progressed Mars (rows) moved to form a square aspect with Saturn (walls).

December 21: Wall Street (house 5) falls (Saturn) 414 points. It’s been the worst week since 2008 as trade tensions with China, interest rate rises and a possible government shutdown rattle markets. After years of gains, US investors are fleeing (Saturn) stocks, worried about a range of factors likely to hit corporate profits, including slowing economic growth domestically and abroad. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction Saturn in house 5; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in house 5 of America’s lunation chart.

December 20: US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, announces his resignation (Saturn) at the end of February, 2019. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 8 (Trump’s cabinet); and progressed Midheaven was conjunction progressed Saturn and semisquare birth chart Uranus in Donald Trump’s chart.

US officials charge two Chinese citizens they allege carried out an extensive hacking campaign (Pluto) to steal data from military service members, government agencies and private companies in the United States and nearly a dozen other countries. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Wall Street (house 5) falls (Saturn) 464 points. Mars was conjunction Neptune in house 5 of America’s lunation chart; and progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5 of America’s chart.

December 19: Donald Trump announces ‘we have defeated ISIS in Syria’ and the withdrawal of US troops (Mars) from Syria. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chary; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Wall Street (house 5) falls (Saturn) 350 points after the Federal Reserve raises short-term interest rates to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent and the central bank downgraded its economic outlook for 2019. Mars was conjunction Neptune in house 5 of America’s lunation chart; and progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5 of America’s chart.

December 17: Wall Street (house 5) falls (Saturn) 507 points. On December 14 Wall Street fell 497 points. That’s 1004 points in 2 days. Progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5 of America’s chart.

December 15: Representatives from 196 nations (Pluto) agree on a rulebook (Mercury) to implement the Paris Agreement against global warming. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was sextile birth chart Mercury in the United Nations chart.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared the establishment (Uranus) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Jupiter), a new branch of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, separate from the Russian Orthodox Church, after Ukrainian clergy elected Metropolitan Epiphanius 1 as the head of the new church (Jupiter). Progressed Jupiter was trine birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

December 13: The US Senate votes to withdraw US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war (Mars) on Yemen and to blame the kingdom’s crown prince for the murder (Mars) of Jamal Khashoggi (Mercury). The historic vote is the first time any chamber of US Congress has agreed to pull US forces from a military conflict (Mars) under the 1973 War Powers Act. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was sextile Mercury and Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 12: British Prime Minister Theresa May (Venus) survives a vote of no confidence – 200-117. She will remain PM and navigate the UK through its Brexit negotiations due in March 2019. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Venus in the Jupiter cycle.

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer (Uranus), is sentenced to three years in prison (house 12) for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help the President’s 2016 election campaign. Cohen told the judge: ‘It was my own weakness and a blind loyalty to this man that led me to choose a path of darkness over light. I felt it was my duty to cover up his own dirty deeds.’ In America’s chart progressed Uranus in house 12 was conjunction birth chart ascendant; progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus; and transit Jupiter was opposition, and transit Venus was inconjunct, progressed Uranus.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) removes Australian prelate George Pell and Chilean prelate Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa from the Council of Cardinal Advisors. Both are accused of covering up child sexual abuse scandals. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mercury and semisextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

December 10: UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Venus) defers (Saturn) a vote on the UK’s negotiated withdrawal agreement from the European Union. Progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was trine Venus in the high-discord Sun cycle chart.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (Jupiter-house 9) rules that an EU member state’s invocation of Articles 50 TEU is unilaterally revocable. Progressed Jupiter was semisextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

December 8/9: In France about 125,000 ‘yellow vest’ protestors (Pluto-Uranus) take to the streets in the fourth consecutive weekend of demonstrations against fuel tax rises and higher living costs (Jupiter). The protests (Pluto) have been a ‘catastrophe’ (Mars) for the French economy and a ‘crisis’ for society and democracy. President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce anti-crisis measures in an address to the nation on Monday. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

December 8: Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate (Saturn) talks fail in Poland when delegates from the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait object to this meeting ‘welcoming’ the report. The report said that the world is now completely off track, heading more towards 3C this century rather than 1.5C. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto, and progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Saturn, in the Aquarian Age chart.

China threatens (Pluto) Canada with consequences if it doesn’t release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

December 5: In the US a state funeral and national day of mourning is held for former president George H W Bush.

America’s chart progressed to December 5, 2018 (at 6.00pm)Progressed Midheaven (in house 5) was conjunction birth chart Saturn – the planet of mourning and cusp ruler of house 8 (death). The transit triggers for the major event were transit Midheaven in house 2 at 14 Cancer 58 square progressed Midheaven and birth chart Saturn; and transit Sun in house 7 at 13 Sagittarius 45 sextile birth chart Midheaven.

Hundreds of police (Mars) in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands arrest at least 84 suspected mobsters (Pluto) and seized about $3.1 million in a series of coordinated raids targeting a powerful branch of the Italian mafia (Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

December 4: For the first time in history MPs in the British Government vote in favor of a motion that ministers – as a collective (Pluto) – were in ‘contempt of parliament’ (Pluto) for their refusal to publish (house 9) the full legal advice from the attorney general (house 9) on its Brexit withdrawal plan. The government then agrees to publish the full legal advice. In Britain’s Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in house 9.

Following large protests (Uranus) against French President Emmanuel Macron’s planned fuel tax increases (Jupiter) French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe (Sun) announces that these plans will be suspended (Saturn) for at least six months. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Wall Street shares (house 5) plunge (Saturn) 800 points. In America’s chart progressed MC was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5.

December 2-14: World leaders convene in Katowice, Poland for the United Nation’s latest climate conference (Pluto) in Katowice, Poland to discuss the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions globally to limit the worst effects of climate change. In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto.

December 2: President Donald Trump agreed to cancel a planned tariff increase (Jupiter) on Chinese products scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2019 after China agreed to purchase a ‘very substantial’ amount of American farm, energy and industrial goods. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

December 1: Protesters in central Paris clash with riot police (Mars) during a third weekend of ‘yellow vest’ rallies protesting high fuel prices (Neptune). Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.


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