Aquarius 2019: Major global events tracker

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

September 14/15: A chaotic (Neptune) 2 days in Hong Kong as police fire water cannon and volleys of tear gas (Neptune) to disperse protestors throwing petrol bombs (Mars-Neptune) at government buildings. The violence (Mars) broke out after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators (Uranus-Pluto) marched in defiance of a police ban. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

September 14: Two Saudi Aramco oil factories including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility (Neptune) are attacked by drones (Neptune) causing massive fires (Mars). The attack by Houthi rebels disrupts oil production and threatens to escalate tensions between Iran and its foes in the Persian Gulf. The world’s energy supply is under attack. Progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky. With Jupiter square Neptune in the sky on September 21 oil prices will soar.

Hundreds of demonstrators in Nantes, France face police in a tense stand-off. Police (Mars) responded with tear gas (Neptune). The anti-Macron ‘yellow vest’ protests are back. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

September 13: Indonesia and Malaysia issue severe smog alerts (Neptune) as almost 1,000 fires (Mars) are raging in large sections of their rainforests. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

A fire (Mars) in a hospital (house 12) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil kills eleven people. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

American actress (Neptune) Felicity Huffman is sentenced to fourteen days in jail and fined US$30,000 for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal.  Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky; and in America’s chart progressed Venus (Huffman) in house 12 (jail) was square progressed Pluto (crime) in house 9 (universities/colleges).

September 12: The European Central Bank (Jupiter) cuts (Saturn) a key interest rate and restarts quantitive easing in a stimulus package (Jupiter) to bolster the eurozone. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars and Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

A train derails (Mars) in the DR of Congo’s Tanganyika Province killing at least 50 people and injuring 23 others. Mar was opposition Neptune in the sky.

September 11: The highest civil court (Jupiter) in Scotland rules that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament is unlawful. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun and Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The US Supreme Court (Jupiter) gives the go-ahead to the Trump administration’s plans to severely limit the ability of migrants to claim asylum. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

Donald Trump delays an increase in tariffs in a ‘good-will’ gesture (Jupiter) after China announced it would exempt 16 American-made products from tariffs ahead of talks scheduled for October. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

South Korea announces it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (Jupiter) over Japanese government export controls. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The Trump administration (Sun) moves to ban flavoured e-cigarette (Neptune) amid a surge in youth vaping (Neptune). Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

September 10: White House national security adviser John Bolton resigns due to numerous policy disagreements with Donald Trump. And they couldn’t agree on whether he was sacked or resigned. Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Oil (Neptune) on an Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar has been transferred to Syria, in breach of EU sanctions. Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

In Iraq, at least 31 pilgrims (Jupiter) die and another 102 are wounded in a stampede (Mars) at the gold-domed Imam Hussein shrine the city of Karbala during the Shi'ite Muslim religious rituals. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

September 9: Donald Trump pronounces the Taliban agreement ‘dead’ and peace talks over. America’s longest running war just got longer. Trump has a very changeable mind and he acts on his feeling impulses so maybe his mind might experience a change in regard to the matter. Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Boris Johnson again fails to call an election and a 5-week suspension of parliament begins. Observers claim that the political situation is Britain is the most chaotic (Neptune) in centuries.  Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle. Neptune marks for escalating chaos and uncertainty. Progressed Neptune conjunction Sun ends November 22 – D-Day is October 31 – Halloween.

Wildfires (Mars) are still raging across Queensland and New South Wales, Australia; the devastation (Mars) in the Bermudas is horrific as the death toll mounts; in Britain a pilot’s strike (Neptune) over a pay dispute (Mars) cancels 850 daily flights on Monday and Tuesday; and North Korea says it is willing to restart denuclearisation talks with the United States later this month and then launches two short-range missiles (Mars).  Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Typhoon Faxai hammers Tokyo, Japan killing 3 people and causing transport chaos. (Neptune). Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

September 8: The Turkish Armed Forces (Mars) conduct their first (Uranus) joint patrol with the US armed forces near the Syrian town of Tell Abyad, within the context of the Northern Syria Buffer Zone Agreement. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

September 7: At the last moment Donald Trump calls off secret (house 12) peace negotiations (Jupiter) with the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani scheduled for Sunday at Camp David.  He said his decision came after the Taliban admitted being behind a recent attack (Mars) that killed a US soldier (Mars). Progressed Mars was square Jupiter and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Russia and Ukraine complete a 35 for 35 prisoner swap (Jupiter) which is hoped (Jupiter) will ease tensions between the warring neighbors (Mars). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

Storm Dorian (Saturn) makes landfall in Nova Scotia, Canada with 100mph (160km/h) winds toppling trees and cutting power to more than 450,000 homes; and typhoon Lingling (Saturn), after causing widespread damage across South Korea, begins to batter North Korea. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

September 6-7: Out-of-control blazes (Mars) across New South Wales and Queensland, Australia destroy 23 properties. Progressed Mars was square Jupiter, trine Saturn and sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

September 5-6-7: The destruction (Saturn) inflicted by Hurricane Dorian on the Caribbean becomes apparent. Hundreds are fleeing (Saturn) the devastated islands. The death toll on Friday rose to 43. Dorian, now a category one hurricane, is currently churning along the eastern US seaboard towards Nova Scotia. Progressed Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

September 6: The Indian Space research organization loses contact (Saturn) with the Chandrayaan-2 Moon probe moments before its soft landing. Progressed Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

September 4: Turmoil, confusion and deadlock continue in the UK parliament over Brexit. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces the formal withdrawal (Saturn) of the controversial extradition bill (Pluto). Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

Google (Pluto) agrees to pay a record US$170 million penalty (Saturn) to settle accusations that YouTube broke the law (Pluto) when it knowingly tracked and sold advertisements to children (house 5). Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

Donald Trump answers ‘don't know’ when asked why a weather map (Saturn) he showed to reporters in the Oval Office had apparently been altered to back up his repeated claims on Sunday that Alabama would be hit by Hurricane Dorian.  His claims had forced the state’s weather bureau to tweet: ‘Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.’ Some analysts noted that it is illegal to alter official weather maps. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

September 3: A cross-party alliance of British MPs (Pluto) votes to take control of Parliament in a bid to prevent the United Kingdom from leaving the European Union without a deal at the end of October. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

You can now see the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian (Saturn-Pluto) in the Bahamas. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

September 1: The Lebanese Shia Muslim militant group Hezbollah (Mars-Pluto) fires several anti-tank rockets (Mars) into northern Israel in retaliation for a reported Israeli drone attack in Beirut last week. The Israeli army responds by attacking targets in southern Lebanon. Progressed Sun was conjunction Mars in the Virgo new Moon chart.

Hurricane Dorian, a category five storm (Saturn), with sustained winds of up to 180mph (285km/h), hits the Caribbean islands causing catastrophic damage and flooding (Saturn). Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party (Saturn) surges in elections in two eastern states of the country; the latest round of tariff (Saturn) increases in the US-China tariff war come into effect. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

August 31: Around 40 people are killed by an American cruise missile (Mars) strike in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib Governorate; a bus crashes (Mars) into a ravine in Upper Kohistan, Pakistan killing at least 24 people; an explosion (Mars) followed by a fire (Mars) kills at least 12 people in Dhule, India; and at least 7 people are killed in a random shooting (Mars) in Odessa, West Texas. Progressed Sun was conjunction Mars in the Virgo new Moon chart and sesquisquare Pluto in the Sun cycle.

August 30: The Great Barrier Reef's outlook has been officially downgraded from poor to very poor (Saturn) due to rising sea temperatures thanks to human-driven global warming. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow are arrested, charged and released on bail.

It’s reported that on August 29 Madeleine Westerhout, Donald Trump’s long time personal assistant, is abruptly removed as Director of Oval Office Operations at the White House after leaking private information (house 12) about the Trump Family and White House operations. It’s alleged that Ms Westerhout had been drinking (Mars) and bragging (Sun) at an off-the-record dinner with reporters during Mr Trump’s holiday in New Jersey.

Madeleine Westerhout: October 8, 1990 at 6.24am PDT (33N37, 117W56)

Chart progressed to August 29, 2019

Her chart’s astrodynes

Sun, planet of high office and bragging, is prominent and discordant. It’s trine (luck) Mars – planet of strife and alcohol – and square (obstacle) Neptune (vagueness) and Saturn (loss).   Mars is conjunction Moon – planet of gossip. Mercury (talk and controversy) is in house 12.

On August 29, 2019 progressed Sun at 13 Scorpio 46 had moved to form an inconjunct aspect with birth chart Mars; progressed Mars at 12 Gemini 32R had formed an inconjunct aspect with progressed Neptune at (12 Capricorn 19); progressed Mercury at 23 Scorpio was semisquare birth chart ascendant; and progressed Midheaven (her career and reputation) at 7 Leo 56 was sextile birth chart Venus activating their birth chart square. Chart data on Astro Databank is from Viktor.

August 29: The Yemini Ministry of Defence says 300 people were killed (Mars) and wounded in United Arab Emirates air raids (Mars) in southern Yemen in the past 48 hours. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus and sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Tensions escalate between Indonesia and Pacific Island nations as the situation in the province of West Papua worsens after an Indonesian soldier (Mars) and a West Papuan are killed in clashes (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

August 28: MPs and campaigners in Britain express anger and outrage (Mars) as Boris Johnson in a shock move (Uranus) shuts down (Pluto) the UK parliament for several weeks before the momentous Brexit deadline.  Protestors (Uranus) gathered in London. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus and sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

The leaders of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and populist Five Star Movement agree to form a coalition (Pluto) government.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

In Coatzacoalcos, Mexico 25 people are killed and 11 badly injured when gang members (Pluto) pepper the Caballo Blanco bar with gunfire (Mars) and throw Molotov cocktails deliberately setting the bar ablaze (Mars). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. 

Archaeologists (Uranus) in Peru say the 227 bodies they have unearthed from a site used by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture is the biggest-ever discovery of a mass-sacrifice (Mar-Pluto) of children.  Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. 

US race car driver (Mars) and television personality (Pluto) Jessi Combs is killed in a crash (Mars) while attempting to set a new land speed record (Mars). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. 

The Amazon continues to blaze (Mars) away. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus and sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

August 26: Tensions escalate in the Middle East when Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun calls the alleged Israeli drone attacks (Mars) on the capital of Beirut and in the Qusaya on Sunday a ‘declaration of war’ (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

A US state judge finds Johnson & Johnson (Neptune) and its subsidiaries helped fuel Oklahoma’s opioid crisis (Neptune), ordering the consumer products giant to pay $US572 million to clean up the problem. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

August 25: The violence (Mars) escalates in Hong Kong as police (Mars) are attacked by anti-government protestors (Uranus) using bamboo sticks and rods.  The police fire water cannons and demonstrators respond with bricks and petrol bombs. Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

At the G-7 in Biarritz, France world leaders struggle to find consensus on trade and security.  Progressed Sun was parallel (disruptive) Uranus in the Sun cycle.

August 24: In Hong King riot police (Mars) fire tear gas and baton-charge protesters (Uranus) as anti-government protests enter their 12th week. Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

August 23: Hundreds of demonstrators (Uranus) gather outside Brazilian embassies in London, Madrid and Bogota to protest (Uranus) against inaction on Amazon fires (Mars).  Bolsonaro orders the armed forces (Mars) to help fight the fires. Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

China retaliates (Mars) to US trade tariffs (Saturn) by imposing tariffs of up to 25% on some American goods.  A furious Donald Trump erupts and tweets that he has ‘hereby ordered’ that US companies find an alternative for manufacturing in China and relocate ‘HOME’. He then announces increased tariffs on Chinese goods to take effect on September 1, October 1 and December 15. In response Wall Street dives 620 points. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Thousands of people in Hong Kong held hands to form a human chain of peaceful protest (Uranus) against a suspended extradition bill.

Hundreds of demonstrators in Kashmir clash with security forces.  The protestors (Uranus) threw stones and the security forces (Mars) retaliated with tear gas and pellets. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

August 22: South Korea terminates (Pluto) its military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in the latest tit-for-tat dispute (Mars) that has hit diplomatic and trade ties. It comes after Japan removed South Korea’s favoured trade partner status and imposed export controls on its important electronics sector (Uranus).  Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Pro-democracy protestors (Uranus) demonstrate in Hong Kong with banks (Jupiter) calling for a peaceful resolution after more than two month of political unrest (Uranus).  Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Thousands of fires (Mars) are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil – the most intense blazes for almost a decade.  The official figures show more than 75,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year - the highest number since 2013. That compares with 40,000 in the same period in 2018. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

August 18: In Hong Kong pro-democracy rally organizers say 1.7 million protestors (Pluto) took to the streets in a peaceful demonstration.  Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

August 17: A suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) detonates explosives during a wedding ceremony (Venus) in the Afghan capital, Kabul with 80 people killed and 170 wounded. Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction Venus and square Mars in the Sun cycle.

Sudan’s ruling military council (Mars) and civilian opposition alliance sign a landmark power-sharing deal.  The agreement (Jupiter) ushers in a new governing council (Sun), including both civilians and generals, and paves the way for elections and civilian rule. In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Venus, opposition birth chart Jupiter and sesquisquare progressed Pluto; and progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

August 16: With the UN Security Council meeting to assess the situation tensions in Kashmir are running high. The region is in security lockdown (Saturn-Pluto) with everyone under virtual house arrest. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A massive fire sweeps through a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh destroying 15,000 homes and leaving 50,000 people homeless.  Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

August 14: Panic (Saturn) grips Wall Street as investors flee shares (Saturn) amidst fears (Saturn) of a global recession (Saturn).  The Dow plunges 800 points (3%). Week economic data from Germany and China and what’s happening in Hong Kong and with Brexit and the US-China trade war spooked the markets. Central banks around the world are propping up economies. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 8 (tariffs) and house 9 (trade) – in house 5 (Wall Street); the lunation in America’s new Moon chart was in house 5; progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky. The US-China tariff war and the damage it’s doing is mapped by progress Mars (war) parallel birth chart Saturn (tariffs) in the Aquarian Age chart. This aspect reaches peak power in August 2020.

Russia nuclear accidents update

On August 13 it’s reported by Russia’s weather service that radiation levels near the site of the rocket explosion (Mars) that killed 5 Russian scientists on August 8 spiked at 16 times above normal. They posed little harm to humans but people were stocking up on iodine. On July 1 fourteen Russian sailors died in a fire on a nuclear-powered (Pluto) submarine (Neptune) with a top naval officer claiming on July 8 the sailors died preventing a ‘planetary catastrophe’. On August 2 the US formally withdrew from a key nuclear treaty (Pluto) with Russia. The military accidents (Mars) indicate that Russia is fully engaged in a new arms race. On July 1 in the Aquarian Age chart progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto and on August 8 progressed Moon was sesquisquare progressed Pluto. These Pluto progressions stimulated the major aspect progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto. Progressed Mars aspects in the Mars cycle timed the events.

August 12: Week 10 of mass demonstrations (Pluto) in Hong Kong with pro-democracy protestors (Uranus) clashing with police (Mars) and effectively locking down Hong Kong International Airport. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Moon and sesquisquare Sun in the Mars cycle.

The Argentine peso and stock market plunge (Saturn) after a shock win by Alberto Fernandez in presidential primaries. The country is in recession (Saturn) with more than a third of the country living in poverty (Saturn).  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

August 10: Yemeni separatists take effective control of the port city of Aden after days of fighting (Mars) with troops (Mars) loyal to the internationally backed government. Progressed Mars was square Moon and trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

North Korea (Pluto) fires two short-range ballistic missiles (Mars) into the sea, its fifth launch in recent weeks. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

The death toll from monsoon flooding (Saturn) in southern and western India rises to 95, with hundreds of thousands evacuated from their homes; and typhoon Lekima hits China with at least 22 people killed by landslides and more than a million forced from their homes. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

In the fifth demonstration (Uranus-Pluto) in a month up to 60,000 people attend Moscow’s largest opposition rally (Pluto) since 2011. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

At least 60 people are killed and 70 injured in a fuel tanker explosion (Mars) in Tanzania. Progressed Mars was square Moon and Venus in the Mars cycle.

Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his Manhattan jail cell in an apparent suicide (Mars).  Progressed Mars was square Moon and trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

August 9: Chinese authorities declare a red alert as typhoon Lekima, (Saturn) currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph), is due to make landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Saturday (August 10). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

August 8: Floods (Saturn) hit the states o Karnataka and Kerala in India with 11 dead and 43,000 people (Pluto) being evacuated. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Five people are killed and three injured following a rocket explosion (Mars) on an Arctic naval test range in Russia. Progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

August 7: A car bombing (Mars) in Kabul, Afghanistan kills 14 people (Moon) and injures over 150.  The Taliban claim responsibility.  Progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle. 

August 5: India revokes (Pluto) nearly all of Article 35 stripping the state of Jammu and Kashmir of autonomy (Uranus) after seven decades. India had already imposed a major security clampdown (Saturn) in the region with all communication lines suspended and local politicians put under house arrest. Tens of thousands of additional Indian troops (Mars) have been deployed to the region. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon and Venus in the Mars cycle.

China retaliates to 10% tariffs (Saturn) imposed by the US by devaluing the yen (Saturn) to its lowest point (Saturn) in more than a decade. Wall Street plunges (Saturn) 768 points. The US officially names China a currency (Jupiter) manipulator (Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was square Moon in the Jupiter cycle. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5 (Wall Street). 

Mass demonstrations (Pluto) continue in Hong Kong with protestors clashing with police (Mars). Citizens call for a city-wide strike with sit-ins (Pluto) in seven districts. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

August 4: Nine people are killed and at least 16 injured in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) in Dayton, Ohio. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Pluto in the Mars cycle.

August 3: At least twenty people are killed and many injured in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) in El Paso, Texas.  Progressed Mars was inconjunct Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In Moscow more than 600 people are detained over an unauthorised protest (Uranus) amid reports of police violence (Mars). Protesters had gathered after authorities disqualified a number of opposition candidates from standing in local elections. And protesters (Uranus-Pluto) in Hong Kong demonstrate for the ninth weekend in a row. Progressed Moon was semisextile birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Pluto in the Mars cycle.

August 2: The US formally withdraws from a key nuclear treaty (Jupiter) with Russia, raising fears (Saturn) of a new arms race (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

The heat wave (Mars) that hit Europe a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive ice loss (Saturn) in the Arctic. On Wednesday (July 31) the melt hit a record 56.6% for this year with more than 10 billion tons of ice lost to the oceans.  Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

July 31: Brazil announces that Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay are negotiating (Mercury) a free trade deal (Jupiter) with the United States. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

Out of control wildfires (Mars) are burning in Serbia. A state of emergency (Mars) has been declared. Progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

July 28: Anti-government and pro-democracy protests (Uranus-Pluto) continue for the eight consecutive weekend in Hong Kong as tens of thousands of demonstrators (Pluto) take to the streets.  Violence erupts (Mars) and police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

July 27: Police (Mars) in Moscow detain more than 1,000 people at a rally (Pluto), in one of the biggest crackdowns (Saturn-Pluto) in years. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mars in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel mars in the Sun cycle.

Weeks of monsoon flooding in south Asia has killed over 600 people. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 26: The US Supreme Court (house 9) gives President Donald Trump permission to use $2.5 billion of Pentagon funds (Jupiter) for a section of wall (Saturn) on the southern border. In America’s lunation chart the Sun-Moon lunation is in house 9; Jupiter is in house 2 (finances); and Saturn and Pluto are in house 3 (Mexico border).

July 25: North Korea fires two short-range warning missiles (Mars) into the Sea of Japan; the US federal government announces it will resume executing (Mars) death-row inmates after a 16-year hiatus; and the temperature in Paris hits a record high (Mars) of 42.6C (108.7F) as Western Europe sizzles in a heatwave (Mars). In Cambridge, England the temperature soars 38.1 °C (100.6 °F) the second highest ever recorded in the UK. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mars and inconjunct Neptune in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

At least 115 people are missing, feared drowned (Neptune), after a boat carrying migrants sinks (Mars) off the coast of Libya. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Neptune in the Mars cycle.

July 24: As Europe is swelters in a heatwave (Mars), with Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium recording their highest-ever temperatures (Mars), researchers claim that the speed and extent of current global warming (Mars-Saturn) exceeds any similar event in the past 2,000 years.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

Robert Mueller appears before Congress and rejects Donald Trump’s claim that his report ‘totally exonerates’ the president.  Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

The US Federal Trade Commission (Pluto) has said that Facebook (Pluto) will pay a record $5bn fine (Jupiter) to settle privacy concerns. Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 23: Boris Johnson (Sun) is elected leader of the UK Conservative Party and will be sworn in as Prime Minister on July 24. Progressed Sun was parallel Mars and square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Venezuela is hit by another massive power outage (Uranus) with 18 of the country’s 23 states affected. Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez blames the outage on an ‘electromagnetic attack’. Progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

July 22: Hundreds of thousands of people (Pluto) take to the streets in Puerto Rico demanding the resignation of the island's embattled governor, Ricardo Rosselló.  Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

July 21: Following a massive pro-democracy rally (Pluto) in Hong Kong a mob (Pluto) storm (Mars) a train station injuring at least 36 people. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Saturn in the Mars cycle.

June 19/20/21: America swelters in a heat wave (Mars); and in central Portugal hundreds of firefighters (Mars) battle wildfires (Mars) in a forested, mountainous region of the country. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Saturn in the Mars cycle.

June 19: Iran’s Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard (house 6) captures British tanker Stena Impero (Jupiter) and temporarily seizes British-operated and Liberian-flagged tanker Mesdar in the Persian Gulf.  Progressed Mars was trine Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

June 18: Donald Trump says the US Navy destroyed (Mars) an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mercury and inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

A deliberately lit fire (Mars) at an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan leaves 33 confirmed dead and 36 injured. It was Japan’s worst mass killing since 2001. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

July 17: The World Health Organization declares the Ebola (Mars) epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency (Mars) of international concern calling for more funds and support to close it down. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

July 16: The US House of Representatives votes to condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump’s ‘racist comments (Uranus) that have legitimised fear (Saturn) and hatred (Mars) of New Americans and people of colour’. Progressed Sun was sextile Mars, parallel Saturn and opposition Pluto in the Sun cycle; progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in America’s chart (peak power date is July 17); and progressed Uranus was parallel birth chart Sun and opposition birth chart Moon in Donald Trump’s chart.

July 14: Heavy rains have killed at least 65 people across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and parts of the United States are under water. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Donald Trump attacks (Mars) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib in a series of racially charged (Uranus) tweets.  Mars was square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 13: Prosecutors accuse jailed US financier Jeffrey Epstein of paying large amounts of money (Jupiter) to two people who could be potential witnesses in his child sex trafficking case (Pluto) in an effort to influence them. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle; Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

US regulators (Pluto) approve a record $5bn fine (Saturn) on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations (Pluto) by Cambridge Analytica. Progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Robert Muller’s hearing before Congress is delayed (Saturn) to July 24.

July 12: Alexander Acosta, US Secretary of Labor, resigns amid growing public criticism over his past role in securing a 2008 plea deal for former financier Jeffrey Epstein. Mars was square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle. (In America’s chart progressed Venus [girls] in house 12 [conspiracies] is square progressed Pluto [sex trafficking] in house 9 [the courts] so the stage is set for a major scandal involving Epstein.)

A car bomb (Mars-Uranus) and gun attack (Mars) kill at least 10 including two prominent journalists in Kismayo, Somalia; and a suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) kills nine people and injures 40 others at a wedding in the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. Mars was square Uranus in the sky.

July 11: Donald Trump retreats (Saturn) and will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Saturn in the Sun cycle.

The UK raises the threat (Pluto) to British shipping in Iranian waters in the Gulf to critical, the highest level. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 10: Sir Kim Darroch, the UKs ambassador to the United States, resigns his appointment (Saturn-Pluto) amid public disagreements with Donald Trump initiated by a series of leaked diplomatic cables in which the ambassador criticized the president.  (Who leaked the memos and why?)  Saturn was parallel Pluto and Mars was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

July 7: Deutsche Bank (Jupiter) announces it will cut 18,000 jobs (Saturn) around the globe as part of a radical reorganisation (Saturn). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

The Daily Mail prints secret memos from the UK’s Ambassador in Washington, Kim Darroch, (house 11) describing Donald Trump as ‘inept, insecure and incompetent’ and sparking a diplomatic (Jupiter) mess.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The US defeats the Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup soccer to chants for equal pay.  In the Aquarian Age chart the equinox is in the third – Libra (equality) – decanate of Aquarius.

July 6: Financier (Jupiter) Jeffrey Epstein, a registered sex offender (Mars), is arrested for alleged sex trafficking (Mars-Pluto) of minor girls in Florida and New York.  Mars was square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

July 5: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake – 10 times bigger than Thursday’s quake – hits southern California at 8.19pm. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 4: British Royal Marines (Mars) seize the Grace 1 supertanker (Jupiter) off the coast of Gibraltar. The tanker is believed to be in breach of European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran’s crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. Iran summons the British ambassador.  Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Marc cycle.

Southern California is struck by its strongest earthquake (Saturn-house 4) in two decades. Firefighters (Mars) provided medical assistance (Jupiter) and dealt with fires (Mars) in and around the city of Ridgecrest.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky at peak power on July 16; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

July 3: Over 1 million citizens (Pluto) in Miyazaki and Kagoshima, Japan are ordered to evacuate their homes due to torrential rainfall (Saturn). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 2: A Libyan National Army airstrike (Mars) airstrike on a suburb of Tripoli hits a detention centre for illegal migrants (Uranus), killing 44 people, and injuring 80 others. Progressed Mars was trine Mars and square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Thousands of protesters (Uranus) across Israel take to the streets and clash with police (Mars) following the funeral of a teenager of Ethiopian descent who was shot (Mars) by an off-duty police officer (Mars) on June 30. Progressed Mars was square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

July 1: A huge pro-democracy demonstration (Uranus) in Hong Kong ends in violence with police (Mars) using pepper spray and tear gas (Neptune) on protestors (Uranus) who occupied to Legislative Council building.  Progressed Mars was square Uranus and sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

40 people are killed and over 100 injured by a car bombing (Mars-Uranus) and shooting (Mars) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Progressed Mars was square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A fire (Mars) on the Russian Navy’s Losharik submarine (Neptune) kills 14 crew members while the vessel conducts tests in Russian territorial waters.  Progressed Mars was square Uranus and sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Israel strikes multiple Iranian and Syrian military targets (Mars) outside Damascus and Homs, killing 16 people and wounding 21.  Progressed Mars was square Uranus and sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Iran announces that it has enriched more than 300 kilograms (660 lb) of Uranian (Uranus) to 3.67%, contrary to previous agreement.  Progressed Mars was square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Japan resumes commercial whaling (Jupiter-Neptune) after 30 years following the country's withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission.  Mars was parallel Jupiter and sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 30: Vast crowds (Pluto) take to the streets in Sudan to demonstrate against military rule (Mars), with reports of 7 deaths and 181 hurt.  Police (Mars) fired tear gas (Neptune) on protestors; and in Kandahar province, Afghanistan suicide bombers (Pluto) detonate four humvees packed with explosives (Mars) killing 23 people. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Neptune and parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un in a quick (Mars) show and go visit into North Korea. Mr. Kim stated: ‘I am confident it will be mystical processes (Neptune) that lead us to overcome all the obstacles.’  Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

In Israel an off-duty police officer (Mars) kills 19-year-old Ethiopian, Solomon Tekah, (Uranus) after the bullet he fired (Mars) at the ground bounced up and and mortally wounded the teenager.  Progressed Mars was square Uranus and sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 29: US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet at the G20 summit and reach a deal that will allow American companies to sell (Jupiter) non-sensitive technology to Huawei while China will buy food and agricultural products from the United States. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

June 28: Parts of France are issued with a red alert (Mars) as the highest ever temperature of 45.9° C (114.6°) (Mars) is recorded in Gallargues-le-Montueux; and in Spain the worst wildfire (Mars) in 20 years burns more than 5,000 hectares in Catalonia.   Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

June 26: Parts of Europe are sweltering in a heat wave (Mars).  Mars is opposition and parallel Pluto in the sky.  

In America the horrible conditions (Saturn) in which immigrant children (house 5) are being kept as they await their immigration proceedings is a national black spot. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven is inconjunct birth chart Saturn in house 5.

June 25: US President Donald Trump and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei hurl (Mars) insults (Mars) and threats (Pluto) at each other.  Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky. 

June 24: For the first time the US imposes sanctions (Saturn-Pluto) on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.  Mars was parallel Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

The Netherlands is hit by its largest telecommunications (Uranus-Mercury-house 3) outage in recent history, with emergency service numbers (Mars) knocked out for four hours across the country.  Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and inconjunct Mercury in the Mars cycle.

June 23: Hundreds of thousands of protesters (Pluto) take to the streets of Prague demanding the resignation of PM Andrej Babis who is facing criminal investigations (Pluto) over alleged fraud and conflict-of-interest.  Mars was opposition Pluto and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

June 21: Donald Trump says that on Thursday night (June 20) he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone because it could have killed 150 people, and signaled he was open to talks with Tehran.  Progressed Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.

Trump’s chart progressed to June 19, 2019 – 10.30pm

Progressed Sun at 2 Virgo 46 in house 1 was semisextile progressed Saturn at 2 Leo 59 – the cusp ruler of house 7 (war) in house 12; and progressed Jupiter at 24 Libra 23 in house 3 was square birth chart Saturn at 23 Cancer 52 in house 11. 

Transit Mars at 23 Cancer 06 was conjunction birth chart Saturn and transit Mercury at 24 Cancer 26 was conjunction birth chart Saturn and square progressed Jupiter – the cusp ruler of house 8 (death).  Saturn is the planet of caution, fear, safety and restraint.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Pluto) arrives in North Korea for a two day visit with Kim Jong-un (Pluto). It was the first visit by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years.  Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian age chart; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.

June  20: Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard shoots down (Mars) an American RQ-4 Global Hawk spy drone (at 4.05am local time) claiming it violated Iranian airspace.  Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.  In response oil prices surge. Jupiter was square Neptune in the sky.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Pluto) arrives in North Korea for a two day visit with Kim Jong-un (Pluto). It was the first visit by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years.  Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian age chart; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.

June 19: A United Nations special rapporteur (Pluto) concludes that Jamal Khashoggi was ‘the victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution (Mars), an extrajudicial killing (Mars) for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible’. She also found there was ‘credible evidence’ that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials were individually liable. Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky. (Khashoggi was murdered on October 2, 2018 when Mars was square Pluto in the sky.)

June 17: Iran announces that within ten days, it will stop abiding by the Iran Nuclear Agreement and will exceed the limit on its stockpile of uranium; America calls it nuclear blackmail (Pluto); and acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick M Shanahan authorizes the deployment of approximately 1,000 additional US troops (house 6) to the Middle East region ‘for defensive purposes’.  Progressed Mars was opposition Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.

In Konguga, Nigeria three Boko Haram suicide bombers (Pluto) detonate their devices among a group (Pluto) of football fans, killing 30 people and wounding 40 others. Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.

June 16: A massive protest (Pluto) in Hong Kong – hundreds of thousands of people – demands the withdrawal of the extradition bill and the resignation of leader Carrie Lam. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Over the past week in the DR Congo over 160 people are killed and 40 villages destroyed in attacks between tribes.  And militants on motorcycles in Zamfara State, Nigeria attacked villages, burning down homes and killing at least 34 civilians. Mars was opposition Saturn in the sky.

A massive blackout (Pluto?) hits Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil and some Chilean cities, leaving millions without power (Uranus). Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

June 15: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (Venus) announces that the government (Sun) has suspended (Saturn) its plan to allow extraditions to mainland China. (What a relief, but China won’t be happy.) Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Venus and opposition Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

Thousands of people (Pluto) are fleeing (Saturn) Venezuela for Peru and Ecuador. Peru has taken in over 800,000 Venezuelans.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Soaring temperatures (Mars) have killed at least 36 people in India.  In the capital, New Delhi, on June 10 temperatures reached a record 118.4 degrees.  Clouds on Tuesday promised rain (Saturn), but failed to deliver. Dust storms (Saturn) on Wednesday lowered temperatures to around 100. Saturn was opposition Mars in the sky.

June 14: In response to a controversial pension reform proposal (house 8-Uranus) and cuts (Saturn) in the education (house 3) budget, a general strike (Uranus-Pluto) by over 40 million workers takes place in Brazil. Demonstrations (Uranus-Pluto) are held in over 80 cities across the country. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

At least 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes (house 4) as heavy rain and floods (Saturn) swept through large parts of southern and central China this week. Mars was opposition Saturn in the sky.

June 13:  A Norwegian and Japanese oil tanker are damaged and abandoned (Saturn) after being attacked (Mars) in the Gulf of Oman.  America and Saudi Arabia directly blame Iran. Oil prices (Neptune) jumped (Jupiter) as much as 4% after the incident. Mars was opposition Saturn and Jupiter was square Neptune in the sky.

June 12: After a night of violence in Hong Kong, the Legislative Council delays ‘to a later time’ the second reading of the new legislation on extradition. Thousands of protesters (Uranus) were confronted by police (Mars) in riot gear and pepper spray (Mars). Residents of Hong Kong are fighting to prevent the passing of a bill that would allow extradition to mainland China. Saturn was parallel Pluto and Mars was opposition Saturn in the sky.

Sudanese military (Mars) and opposition leaders agree to resume talks (Mercury) that broke down in June after a violent crackdown (Mars). The military agrees to release political prisoners, while the opposition agrees to end its campaign of strikes and civil disobedience (Uranus). The Sudanese people are fighting for democratic rights. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

The ‘truly frightening’ Ebola outbreak (Mars-Saturn) in Democratic Republic of Congo which has killed 1,400 people since August 2018 shows ‘no sign of stopping’.  The doctors in DRC are fighting to save lives. Mars was opposition Saturn in the sky.

Russian authorities detain hundreds of protesters, including journalists and reporters (Mercury), at an ‘unauthorized march’ in Moscow demanding punishment for police (Mars) who detained anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov.  Journalists in Russia are fighting for their right to freedom of speech. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

In the US Donald Trump is fighting Joe Biden. 

The Supreme Court (house 9 – Jupiter) of Ecuador legalizes same-sex marriage.  Jupiter was square Neptune in the sky.

June 11: Following a public outcry (Uranus), authorities in Russia drop drug charges (Neptune) against journalist, Ivan Golunov, (Mercury) who has earned a reputation for exposing the corruption (Pluto) of Moscow city officials.  Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

Botswana decriminalizes homosexuality. It’s the Age of Aquarius.

June 9:  In Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of people (Pluto) rally against a bill which critics fear (Saturn) allows China to target political opponents in the region. Saturn was parallel and conjunciton Pluto in the sky.

Campaigners in Sudan call for ongoing civil disobedience (Uranus) to make it as difficult as possible for the military (Mars) to govern.  Four people are killed (Mars) on the first day of a strike (Uranus). Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

June 5: The death toll from Monday’s massacre in Sudan rises to 60.  Members of a feared paramilitary group (Mars-Pluto) are reported to be roaming the streets attacking civilians.  It bears the hallmarks of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China 30 years ago. China and Russia (Pluto) support Sudan’s military (Mars). Progressed Mars is parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun is parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Australian Federal Police (Mars) raid the headquarters of the country’s public broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Association (house 9),  in connection with 2017 leaked documents alleging Australian Special Forces engaged in unlawful killings and gross misconduct (Mars) in Afghanistan. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle. In Australia’s Mars cycle chart Mars is cusp ruler of house 9.

June 3: Sudan’s military (Mars) open fire on protesters in the capital, Khartoum, with at least 30 killed in the massacre. Following the violence and mounting international condemnation Sudan’s military leaders scrap all existing agreements with the main opposition coalition (Pluto) and will hold elections within nine months. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was opposition Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

And in Canada (under the same aspects) a government inquiry (Sun) finds the country complicit in a ‘race-based genocide’ (Mars-Uranus-Pluto) against indigenous women who were 12 times more likely to be killed or disappear than other women. 

June 1: In Honduras dozens of masked protestors (Pluto) set fire (Mars) to the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa on the second day of mass anti-government protests (Pluto-Sun); and in Khartoum, Sudan Sudanese ‘regular forces’ (Mars) open fire (Mars) on civilian (Moon) protestors killing one person and wounding ten others.  Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Moon and opposition Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

The United Nations special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, blames the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden for ‘ganging up’ (Pluto) on Julian Assange and subjecting him to ‘psychological torture’ and ‘collective persecution’ (Pluto).  Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Many Chinese goods arriving in US seaports are subject to a higher 25% tariff (Saturn).  Progressed Mars was opposition Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

May 31: Thirteen people are killed, including the shooter, and five are injured in a shooting (Mars) at a municipal center in Virginia, Beach, Virginia; and in northern Alberta, Canada, an estimated 10,000 people are evacuated due to fast spreading wildfires (Mars).  Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and sesquisquare Venus in the Mars cycle.

May 29: Israeli lawmakers vote to dissolve parliament after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition (Pluto) government. A fresh election will be held September 27. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Robert Mueller (Pluto) gives his first public statement on the Trump-Russia investigation.  His message said: read the report. Progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

May 26,27,28:  Central America – Ohio, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana and Kansasexperiences 12 days of tornadoes with severe weather, thunderstorms and flooding (Saturn) leaving a trail of destruction.   In America’s chart progressed Sun – the cusp ruler of house 4 (weather events) – was inconjunct birth chart Saturn; and progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle.

May 26: Elections are held across Europe to elect each country’s representatives in the European Parliament.  With Saturn conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky far-right groups made big gains.  In the Sun section of the Aquarian Age nationalism is high on the political agenda.  The political glue that holds the EU together is becoming unstuck.  Fragmented one policy parties can’t agree.  Coalition partners can’t agree. Europe’s a very big place. It plays a vital role in world affairs.  Fear (Saturn) and division (Pluto) will put the brakes on progress.

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill (Sun) announces his resignation over disputes of him holding dual citizenship and after weeks of defections from his coalition (Pluto) government. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

May 24: UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Sun) announces her resignation as leader of the Conservative Party effective June 7. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; progressed Neptune was parallel Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun in the UK Sun cycle was conjunction Midheaven. (On June 7 progressed Sun in the Sun cycle will be parallel Jupiter and square Neptune.)

Hundreds of thousands of youth (Pluto) around the globe heed the call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to participate in a school strike (Uranus-Pluto), demanding action on climate change (Saturn). Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

May 23: Baltimore, Maryland is battling a ransomware attack (Mars) that has blocked government email accounts and disabled online payments to city departments. The hackers (Pluto) breached the city’s servers on May 7 and demanded $100,000 (£79,000) worth of Bitcoin (Jupiter). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky. On May 7 progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky; and Mars was opposition Mercury in the Mars cycle.

Interpol’s Operation Blackwrist (Mars-Pluto) arrests nine people in Australia, Thailand and the US, and rescues 50 children in connection with a 63,000-member online paedophilia ring (Pluto).  Investigators from nearly 60 countries (Pluto) participated in this operation. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

May 20: In Austria all the ministers from the far-right Freedom-Party (Saturn-Pluto) resign in response to the forced resignation (Pluto) of their party leader, Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (Sun), following the release of a video (Neptune) showing his participation in a compromising video.  Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Neptune was parallel Sun in the Neptune cycle.

May 17: The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia raises awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights (Uranus) worldwide.  Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

May 14: Alabama lawmakers pass the most restrictive abortion (Mars) ban (Pluto) in the US. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was conjunction and parallel Mars in the Sun cycle. In America’s chart progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Venus (women) stimulating progressed Venus square birth chart Pluto (drastic events).

May 12: Two Saudi oil tankers are targets of a ‘sabotage attack’ (Mars) off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Progressed Mars was sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle.

May 10: The US increases tariffs (Saturn) from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of imports from China after both countries failed to reach agreement in their trade war (Jupiter-Mars).  Mars was opposition Jupiter, and Saturn was parallel Pluto, in the sky.

May  9: North Korea launches an ‘unidentified projectile’ (Mars) into the sea – its second weapons test (Mars) this week.  And the US seizes a North Korean merchant ship (Jupiter) loaded with coal (Saturn) in the East China Sea. Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky; and the lunation was in house 7 (offshore events) of America’s Gemini New Moon chart.

May 8: In the US the House of Representatives judiciary committee rules that Attorney General William Barr should be held in contempt of Congress.  The White House invokes the legal principle of executive privilege to block the unredacted report by special counsel Robert Muller.  The White and Congress accuse each other of abusing power. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said moments after the contempt vote that ‘We are now in a constitutional crisis.’ Progressed Sun was semisquare birth chart Pluto in America’s chart; and progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

Speaking in London US secretary of state Mike Pompeo urges the UK to stand with Washington in reining in Iran’s ‘bloodletting and lawlessness’ (Mars), as Tehran took the first conditional steps to extricate itself from the nuclear deal it had signed (Mercury) with the west, Russia and China in 2015. At the same time Donald Trump announced (Mercury) a new layer of sanctions targeting Iranian metal industries. Progressed Mars was opposition Mercury in the Mars cycle; and the lunation was in house 7 (international relations) of America’s Gemini New Moon chart.

May 7: A UN report reveals that 1 million species are at risk of extinction (Pluto). The chair of the International Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Robert Watson said: ‘The health of the ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.’ In the Pluto period of the Aquarian Age the equinox in the Aquarian Age chart was square progressed Pluto and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Myanmar releases (Uranus) two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo (Mercury), who had been imprisoned (house 12) at Insein Prison for more than 500 days after being charged with possessing classified documents under the Official Secrets Act. Progressed Mercury was sextile progressed Venus and progressed Moon was parallel and semisextile progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

May 3-6: The Israeli Air force carries out dozens of airstrikes (Mars) on the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas militants (Mars) launching hundreds of rockets (Mars). At least four Israelis and 23 Palestinians are killed.  Israel and Gaza militants agree to a ceasefire (Venus) brokered by Egypt, Qatar and the UN. Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky; and on June 6 progressed Mars was inconjunct Venus in the Mars cycle.

May 3-5: A Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida slides of the runway; a helicopter crashes in Venezuela killing 7 military officers (Mars); and in Russia a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash lands (Mars) killing 41 people. Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky.  Mars is the planet of accidents, crashes and military officers and Jupiter is the natural ruler of house 9 – interstate and international air traffic.

May 3-4: Cyclone Fani (Saturn) makes landfall at the coastal town of Puri in the Indian state of Odisha and then moves into Bangladesh. Severe damage and flooding (Saturn) are reported. One million Indians and 2.1 million Bangladeshis have been moved to safety (Saturn) in mass evacuations (Saturn-Pluto). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

May 2: Facebook and Instagram ban Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer from their platforms and remove their pages (Jupiter) for engaging in ‘violence and hate’ (Mars).  Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky.

April 30: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó makes his strongest call yet to the military (Mars) to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro, amid fierce clashes (Mars) between protesters (Uranus) and security forces (Mars-Saturn) on the streets of Caracas. Progressed Moon was semisextile and parallel Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

April 27: One person is killed and three people are wounded in a shooting (Mars) at a synagogue in Poway, California.  Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

April 23: In a mass execution (Mars-Pluto) Saudi Arabia executes 37 prisoners on charges of terrorism.  Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

April 21: At least 250 people (Pluto) are killed and hundreds more injured in eight coordinated explosions (Mars) across Sri Lanka. Three churches (Jupiter – house 9) and three hotels (house 4) in Sri Lanka were targeted. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus and square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Protestors (Uranus) in Sudan break off contact with the ruling military council (Mars) that replaced ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. Progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus and square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Day 7 of extinction rebellion (Saturn-Pluto) climate protests (Uranus) in London. More than 950 people have been arrested (Mars). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

In a ‘march of the Moroccan people’ thousands protest (Uranus) in Morocco’s capital Rabat, demanding the release of 42 activists who had rallied against corruption (Pluto) and unemployment (Saturn). Progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

April 19: In the sixth week of mass protests (Pluto) tens of thousands of demonstrators (Uranus) return to the streets in Algeria demanding wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

April 18: The redacted version of Robert Mueller’s report (Mercury) is released to the American public. The investigation (Uranus) found no collusion (Pluto) between Donald Trump and the Russian government, but could not conclusively determine that no criminal conduct (Pluto) occurred in regard to obstruction of justice. Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune and conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition Jupiter and parallel Mercury (talk and controversy) in the Mars cycle.

Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee (Mercury) is shot dead (Mars) by dissident republicans on the Creggan estate in Derry, Ireland.  Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

April 15: A major fire (Mars) engulfs the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame (Jupiter) in Paris. The 850-year-old Gothic (Uranus) building’s spire and roof collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, were saved.  Firefighters (Mars) are trying to salvage artwork stored inside. President Emmanuel Macron called it a ‘terrible tragedy’. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Sun in the Mars cycle; Mars was parallel Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Sun was opposition birth chart Mars and sesquisquare progressed Jupiter in Emmanuel Macron’s chart.

Thousands of ‘extinction rebellion’ (Saturn-Pluto) protestors (Uranus) block well-known landmarks including Waterloo Bridge in central London. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

April 11: Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange (Uranus) is arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. At Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Jupiter) he’s found guilty of failing to surrender to the court. Progressed Moon was parallel and semisextile progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

Sudan President, Omar al-Bashir (Pluto), is overthrown and arrested in a coup (Pluto) by the armed forces (Mars) with protesters (mass protests - Pluto) taking to the streets to demand that the military (Mars) hand over power (Sun) to civilians. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Sun in the Mars cycle.

April 10: The United Kingdom and European Union agree to delay (Saturn) Brexit until October 31, 2019. Progressed Sun was square Saturn in the Sun cycle.

The fighting (Mars) continues in Libya. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

April 9: In Khartoum, Sudan Rapid Support Forces loyal to President Omar al-Bashir attempt to break-up an anti-government protest (Uranus) outside the military’s headquarters (Mars), killing at least 14 people, including five Sudanese soldiers (Mars) who defected to the opposition. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Debenhams, one of the UK’s largest department stores employing over 25,000 people, collapses (Saturn) into administration. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was square Saturn in the Sun cycle.

April 8: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designates Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Mars) a Foreign Terrorist Organization (Pluto). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Nationwide protests (Uranus-Pluto) against animal cruelty (Mars-Saturn) take place across Australia. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

April 7: The Government of National Accord in Tripoli formally announces the start of a counteroffensive (Mars) to reclaim all parts of the capital held by the Libyan National Army (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

US Homeland Secretary of State Kirstjen Nielson (Venus) unexpectedly (Uranus) announces she is leaving the administration. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Venus in the Uranus cycle.

April 6: Thousands of demonstrators (Uranus) across Sudan take part in an anti-President Omar al-Bashir protest (Uranus).  In Khartoum, demonstrators reached the army headquarters for the first time.  And in Berlin thousands of people take to the streets to protest (Uranus) against rising rent prices (Jupiter) that have doubled over the past ten years. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

April 5: Libyan National Army troops (Mars) reach the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli, securing a key military checkpoint known as ‘Bridge 27’. Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

April 4: Libyan National Army forces (Mars) continue their advance on Tripoli. The Tripoli based Presidential Council declares a general mobilization.  Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

April 2: Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Pluto) finally resigns amid pressure from the public and the military (Pluto). Progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.  

April 1: Severe thunderstorms (Saturn) in Nepal leave at least 30 people dead while more than 400 others are injured; thirty firefighters (Mars) die in southwestern China after a forest fire trapped them due to a sudden shift in winds; and the first death due to cholera (Saturn) is confirmed in Mozambique, with confirmed cases rising to 517. Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

March 30: Pope Francis (Jupiter) and Moroccan King Mohammed VI call for the protection of Jerusalem’s multi-religious character, saying the city’s sacred sites must be accessible to all worshippers. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Brunei defends its decision, despite global criticism, to implement Islamic Law (Jupiter) that can punish homosexuality, adultery and rape with the death penalty (Mars), including by stoning (Mars), and theft with amputation, as of Wednesday, April 3, 2019 when progressed Mars is parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.  

March 29: On the day the UK was due to leave the EU MPs reject Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement.  April 12 is the new exit-day. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Hundreds of thousands of people (Pluto) take to the streets in Algeria to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 27: Cathay Pacific (Neptune) announces it has acquired low-cost carrier HK Express for US$628 million. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

March 26: Health officials (Sun) in Rockland County, New York, declare a state of emergency Mars-Saturn) due to an ongoing measles outbreak. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 25: Seven people are injured in a rocket attack (Mars) that destroys a home in Mishmeret, Israel. Israel blames Hamas and retaliates (Mars). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 24:  US Attorney General William Barr releases the ‘principal conclusions’ of Robert Mueller’s investigation in a four-page summary to the Congress’s Judiciary Committee leadership. The report finds that Trump campaign members did not knowingly conspire with the Russian government, but drew no conclusions about whether Trump illegally obstructed justice.  In Trump’s chart progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and in America’s chart progressed Sun was semisquare birth chart Pluto.  

British politicians wrest control of the parliamentary agenda from the Government for a day in a highly unusual bid to find a way through the Brexit impasse after Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal was rejected again. Britain is tearing itself apart. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 23: The Syrian Democratic Forces announce the capture of the last territory held by ISIL in Syria. Progressed Mars was opposition Moon in the Mars cycle.

In Britain hundreds of thousands of people march through central London urging Parliament to allow another vote on leaving the European Union. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 22: Special Counsel Robert Mueller (house 12) submits his report (Mercury) to Attorney General William Barr. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

In America’s chart progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in house 12; and in Trump’s chart progressed Moon in house 12 was parallel progressed Mercury and conjunction birth chart Mars – stimulating major aspect, progressed Mars sextile birth chart Pluto.

Hundreds of thousands of Algerians again rally (Uranus-Pluto) against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika demanding his immediate resignation. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was semisextile Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

March 21: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Venus) announces a ban of all military-style semi-automatic weapons (Mars), assault rifles (Mars) and high-capacity magazines following the Christchurch mosque shootings. Progressed Mars was opposition Venus in the Mars cycle (activating their birth chart trine).

EU leaders agree that if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is passed next week a short extension until May 22 is available to pass the necessary legislation. If that deal is not passed, the UK is given until 12 April to define whether it will participate in EU elections. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 19: Cyclone Idai triggers a massive disaster in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of people are affected by devastating flooding (Saturn) - homeless with nothing (Saturn).  The UN has described cycle Idai and its devastation as the ‘worst extreme weather event of this year’. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle.

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack the focus turns on Facebook and other social media giants (Pluto) and the live streaming of the violence (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.  

March 17: The world mourns (Saturn) the victims of the terror attack (Pluto) in Christchurch, New Zealand and unites (Pluto) in solidarity against extremist violence.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

At least 73 people have died and more than 60 are missing in flash floods (Saturn) in Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua; 31 people to have been killed in eastern Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai (Saturn); and flooding (Saturn) in Nebraska claims one life. Progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle.

March 16: Thousands of demonstrators (Uranus) in Madrid protest against the trial of Catalan independence leaders (Uranus); and in France thousands of ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators (Uranus) take part in anti-Macron protests that are now in their fourth month. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

March 15: At least 50 people are killed in mass shootings (Mars-Pluto) in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle; and in New Zealand’s Mars cycle chart progressed Mars was trine the Midheaven.  In the chart Mars is in house 12 (society’s secret enemies) and is cusp ruler of house 8 (death).

Thousands of school students (Mercury) around the world abandon their classrooms for a day of protest (Uranus) against climate change; and thousands of protestors (Uranus) in Algeria gather to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika despite him dropping his bid for a fifth term. Progressed Uranus was sextile Neptune and square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

March 14: The UK’s House of Commons votes 412 to 202 to seek a three month delay (Saturn) to Brexit. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Beira, Mozambique is cut off by Cyclone Idai (Saturn). Heavy rain (Saturn) kills over 100 people, thousands of homes are destroyed and 500,000 people are without electricity (Uranus). Progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 13: Canada and the US ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and ban the jet from their airspace until further notice. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

Brexit dominates the news from Britain.

In Australia, Cardinal George Pell (Jupiter) is jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys. Progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

March 12: A college admission scheme (Neptune) across America results in the indictment of over 50 people including athletic coaches, CEOs, and two Hollywood actresses, accused of using bribery and fraud (Neptune) in order to cheat their children (house 5) into universities (house 9). Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and in America’s chart progressed Venus in house 12 (crime) was square progressed Pluto in house 9.

A UN investigation funds that between December 16 and 18, 2018 when Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky over 500 people in the DR Congo were killed (Mars), including families burnt alive (Mars).

March 11: Following the crash of its 737-8 MAX aircraft countries are grounding the plane (Neptune) and Boeing’s (Neptune) shares are plunging. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

The Turkish economy goes into recession (Saturn). Saturn was square the Sun in the Sun cycle and parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 10: Thousands of Russians take to the streets in Moscow, Voronezh and Khabarovsk to protest (Uranus) internet restrictions (Saturn). Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 9: Day 3 of a power outage (Uranus) in Venezuela with rival protests (Uranus) being held in Caracas. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

March 8: Tens of thousands of people march in the Algerian capital, Algiers, in the largest protest (Uranus) yet against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Protests have been ongoing for three weeks. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn and square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

Numerous countries report weak trade and jobs data (Saturn) and stumbling (Saturn) economies. It doesn’t happen overnight. During 2018 Saturn was square the Sun in the Sun cycle and parallel Pluto in the sky; and currently Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 7: International Women’s Day (Venus) with women around the globe drawing attention to gender inequality and violence against women. Progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Venus in the Sun cycle.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (Sun) is sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for eight counts including tax fraud (Neptune) and bank fraud (Neptune). Progressed Mars was sextile Neptune in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Pluto in the Sun cycle.

March 5: In Albania anti-government protesters (Uranus) rally outside parliament.   Democratic Party head Lulzim Basher calls parliament a hotbed of ‘crime and corruption’ (Pluto). Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 4: Juan Guaidó defies (Mars) Nicolás Maduro’s threats and returns to Venezuela where he is received by tens of thousands of supporters in Caracas. Progressed Mars was trine Sun in the Mars cycle.

March 3: In Milan, Italy two hundred thousand people gather to protest (Uranus) against racism (Uranus).  Campaigners say the government promotes fear (Saturn) and hatred (Mars) to spread division (Pluto). Progressed Uranus was sextile Neptune in the Uranus cycle and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky. 

Out of control bushfires (Mars) burning across Victoria, Australia destroy homes and buildings. Hot temperatures and strong winds are challenging firefighters. Progressed Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 2: India and Pakistan violate a ceasefire (Venus) along the Line of Control in the disputed (Mars) region of Kashmir with at least six civilians and two Pakistani soldiers (Mars) killed. Progressed Mars was parallel Venus, trine Sun and trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 1: In a peace (Venus) gesture Pakistan frees an Indian fighter pilot, Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, captured after his plane was shot down (Mars) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.  Progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle. 

Tens of thousands of protestors (Uranus) in Algeria take to the streets angry (Mars) at 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plan to seek a fifth term in office. Protestors threw rocks, the police fired tear gas. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 28: The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ends abruptly (Uranus) with no agreement. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

The UN Security Council rejects rival resolutions on Venezuela by the U.S. and Russia, with Russia and China vetoing (Pluto) the U.S. call for new elections and Moscow’s proposal failing to win sufficient support. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

February 27: Pakistan shoots down two Indian Air Force jets in a major escalation of the Kashmir conflict (Mars). Pakistan earlier said it had hit Indian targets, a day after India struck militants in Pakistan. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in house 7 (war) of both countries Aquarian Age charts.

In America Michael Cohen gives public testimony to the House of Representatives Oversight Committee. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

In Vietnam Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un hold their second summit. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

February 26: India launches air strikes against Kashmiri militants in Pakistani territory in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries. Pakistan scrambles fighter planes in response. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky; and Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

Australian cardinal George Pell is convicted of historic sex charges.  The verdict was originally given December 11, 2018 (with progressed Jupiter parallel Mercury and semisextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle) but suppressed.  Jupiter in the sky was parallel Saturn, square Neptune and parallel Pluto.

February 24: In Nigeria as many as 39 people have died in election-related violence since Saturday’s poll. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

February 23: In Venezuela four people are killed and hundreds injured when violence (Mars) breaks out between civilians and Maduro loyalists.  At least two aid trucks went up in flames (Mars). Maduro breaks off diplomatic ties with neighboring Columbia. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

At least 133 people have died and around 200 have been hospitalized (since February 21) after drinking tainted liquor (Mars) in two separate incidents in India’s remote north-east. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 22: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declares a year-long state of emergency (Mars), dissolves his Cabinet and sacks all state governors amid ongoing anti-government protests (Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Venezuelan National Guard troops open fire (Mars) on a group of indigenous Pemon protesters (Uranus) that attempt to block a military convoy heading to the Brazil-Venezuelan border. At least 2 people are killed and 14 wounded. Rival concerts are held either side of the Venezuelan-Colombia border. Juan Guaidó unexpectedly turns up (Uranus) at the Venezuela Aid Live in Cucuta and was greeted by the presidents of Colombia, Chile and Paraguay. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Thousands of people across Algeria protest (Uranus) President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plans to run for a fifth term. Police (Mars) fire tear gas to block a march on the presidential palace. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 21: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro orders the closing of the border with Brazil as a row (Mars) over foreign humanitarian aid continues; and in Spain a general strike (Uranus) organized by unions of pro-independence workers and students blocks major highways, train tracks and roads across the north eastern region. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) convenes a summit at the Vatican to prevent cover-ups of sex abuse (Mars) by Catholic superiors everywhere. Jupiter in the sky was parallel Saturn, square Neptune and parallel Pluto; and Mars was conjunction Uranus.

February 20: Three British MP’s defect from the Conservative Party to join The Independent Group, citing their opposition to Brexit and the party’s adoption of UKIP policies. See February 18.

A fast-moving fire sweeps through a historic district of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, killing at least 70 people. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 19: Thousands of people across France protest (Uranus) against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks (Mars-Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 18: Tensions escalate in Kashmir when nine people, including four Indian soldiers and a policeman (Mars), are killed in a gun battle (Mars). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A group of Americans is arrested in Haiti as anti-government protests (Uranus) enter their eleventh day. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

In Britain seven Labour Party MPs resign from the party, forming a new independent (Uranus) group, in protest (Uranus) at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and ‘institutional anti-Semitism’ within the party. It was the biggest split (Pluto) in UK politics in 37 years. Progressed ascendant in Britain’s Aquarian Age chart was inconjunct birth chart Pluto and sesquisquare birth chart Neptune – planet of chaos – and Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

A coalition of 16 US states (Pluto) led by California is suing President Donald Trump’s administration over his decision to declare an emergency to obtain funds for building a wall (Saturn) along the Mexican border. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the Pluto cycle and the sky.

February 16: India-Pakistan relations – following the deadliest attack (February 14) on Indian forces in decades India imposes a swathe of economic sanctions on Pakistan including revoking Most Favored Nation trading status raising customs duty to 200%. At least 40 paramilitary police (Mars) died in the attack, carried out by the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, and India has said it will ensure the ‘complete isolation’ (Uranus) of Pakistan. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

The former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, is defrocked after being found guilty of two historical sexual abuse allegations (Mars).  He is the most senior Catholic figure to lose his priestly rights in modern times (Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.   

February 15: Donald Trump declares a state of emergency (Mars) and says he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky and Mar was conjunction Uranus in house 10 (Trump) of America’s Aquarius lunation chart.

Officials in north-west Nigeria report the discovery of 66 bodies, 22 of them children, killed (Mars) by ‘criminal elements’ and in a surprise development (Uranus) Nigeria’s presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for February 16 are postponed till February 23. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez, after failing to get his government’s budget approved, calls a snap election (Mars-Uranus) to be held April 28. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Five people are killed and five are injured when a gunman (Mars) opens fire (Mars) at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 14: At least 40 Indian paramilitary police (Mars) are killed in a bomb attack (Mars) by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 13: A suicide attack (Mars-Uranus) in south-eastern Iran kills at least 27 members of the Revolutionary Guards; in Venezuela tens of thousands of Juan Guaidó supporters rally (Uranus) against the government for blocking humanitarian aid from reaching the country; in Belgium three major trade unions (Uranus) hold a national strike (Uranus); in Spain the government fails to get its budget through parliament after Catalan separatists reject  Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s bill when he refused to discuss the region’s right to self-determination (Uranus); and on Mars the mission of NASA’s Opportunity rover (Uranus) comes to an end after the rover stopped communicating in June 2018 due to a Martian dust storm, and attempts to reestablish communications were unsuccessful. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 12: Anti-government demonstrations (Uranus) continue in Haiti for the sixth day. All 78 inmates of a prison in southern Haiti escape (Uranus) while police were distracted by a protest. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

In Australia MP’s pass a landmark bill with an opposition amendment making it easier for sick refugees (Uranus) to be treated in the country. This is the first time in decades (Uranus) a government has lost a vote on its own legislation in the lower house. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky (and in house 10 – the government – of Australia’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart).

Infamous Mexican drug boss Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin, illegal firearms possession and money laundering. Progressed Uranus was sextile Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

February 11: In a surprise, unexpected development (Uranus) the Thai Government decides to free (Uranus) Australian footballer Hakeem al-Araibi who will return to Australia within 24 hours. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

At least 99 people die after drinking toxic alcohol (Mars) in India’s two neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 10: Tens of thousands of right-wing party supporters in Madrid protest (Uranus) against the Spanish government’s plan to ease tension in the Catalonia region; and in Haiti at least four people have been killed and dozens injured in four days of anti-government protests (Uranus) in the capital Port-au-Prince and other cities. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 9: US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces (Mars) launch a final push to defeat the Islamic State group in the last tiny pocket the extremists (Uranus) hold in eastern Syria. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

For the 13th consecutive weekend yellow-vest protests (Uranus) are held in France. Violent clashes (Mars) broke out in front of the National Assembly and French police (Mars) responded with tear gas. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 8: Diplomatic tensions between Australia and Thailand escalate over the detainment of Bahraini soccer player, Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali AlAraibi, who now lives in Melbourne; France recalls its ambassador to Italy — a remarkable diplomatic split between neighbors and European Union allies — over what it describes as ‘repeated, baseless’ attacks by Italian political leaders against France; and a fire at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro football club Flamengo kills 10 people, including junior footballers, and injures at least three others. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 7: The first lorries carrying US humanitarian aid (Jupiter) for Venezuela arrive in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta but President Nicolás Maduro has rejected the aid and a bridge which the lorries must cross remains blocked by Venezuelan troops (Mars). Mars was sesquisquare Jupiter in the Mars cycle and conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Sierra Leone declares a national emergency (Mars) over sexual and gender-based violence (Mars) after recorded cases of rape and assault (Mars) doubled over the last year. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 5: In Afghanistan over 40 people are killed by the Taliban in three separate attacks (Mars); and in Paris, France a fire (Mars) in an apartment block kills ten and leaves 30 injured. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

France’s Yellow Vest protest movement (Uranus) joins ranks with a major union (Uranus) in a day of nationwide protests (Uranus) over taxes and buying power. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 3: Pope Francis (Jupiter) arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, becoming the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the sky.

February 2: Russian President Vladimir Putin suspends Russia’s involvement in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and will now start developing new missiles (Mars) in response to America’s decision to withdraw from the Cold-War-era treaty. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

Thousands of protesters (Uranus) take to the streets of Venezuela's capital Caracas in support of President Nicolás Maduro and his self-proclaimed interim successor Juan Guaidó. Venezuelan Air Force general Francisco Yanez (Mars) denounces the ‘dictatorship’ of Maduro and becomes the first high-ranking general to publicly support Guaidó. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Yellow-vest protesters (Uranus) in France stage another round of demonstrations against the cost of living and President Emmanuel Macron’s policies. The protests focused on the police (Mars) use of rubber bullets. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Racism-row (Mars-Uranus) in America: Republican and Democrat leaders call the resignation of Virginian Governor Ralph Northam after a 1984 yearbook surfaces apparently featuring Northam with one person wearing blackface and another wearing Ku Klux Klan attire. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

Egyptian archaeologists (Uranus) uncover a Pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies south of Cairo. Officials at the site in Minya said the chambers, which were cut out of rock, belonged to a middle-class family who probably lived during the Ptolemaic period, from the fourth century BC to just before the birth of Jesus. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

February 1: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces that the United States is suspending its role in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an agreement made with Russia in 1987 banning both countries from possessing, testing or launching nuclear and conventional intermediate-range missiles (Mars-Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

Donald Trump enters the 2020 election cycle with a massive fund raising haul of more than $129 million. On June 30, 2017 progressed Venus in Trump’s chart moved to form a conjunction aspect with birth chart Jupiter, the cusp ruler of house 8 (other people’s money) in house 2 (his finances). Jupiter is the planet of abundance. The aspect ends May 31, 2019.

January 31: Italy’s economy falls into recession (Saturn). From July to September 2018 it declined by 0.1% and from October to December it shrank by 0.2%. Italy’s PM Giuseppe Conti blamed trade tensions between the US and China. The decline will be mapped by progressed aspects in Italy’s chart which is not known. The Sun in the 2018 Sun cycle is square Saturn; and in 2018 Saturn in the sky was parallel Pluto.

In Belgium tens of thousands of children skip school for the fourth week to join protests (Uranus) demanding tougher action against climate change (Saturn). 3,450 Belgian scientists signed an open letter saying ‘the activists are absolutely right’. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

January 30: In Venezuela anti-Maduro protestors (Uranus) take to the streets. The nation’s highest court (house 9) froze the bank accounts (house 2) and imposes a travel ban on self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó. Guaidó holds secret talks with the military (Mars). Progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

January 29:  In Pakistan Asia Bibi’s blasphemy acquittal is upheld by the Supreme Court (Jupiter). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

A deep freeze (Saturn) hits Midwestern USA. Schools are close. Michigan declares a state of emergency (Mars). Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.  In America’s Uranus cycle Saturn is in house 1 (the people and their welfare); Uranus and Saturn are the cusp rulers of house 5 (schools).

January 28: The United States Department of Justice (house 9) files criminal charges (Pluto) against Chinese telecom giant Huawei (Pluto) and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (Venus). The charges include bank and wire fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology. In America’s chart progressed Moon was semisextile birth chart Pluto in house 9 stimulating major aspects progressed Sun semisquare and progressed Venus square birth chart Pluto.

Washington declares a state of emergency (Mars) over a measles outbreak (Mars). In Clark County health officials have identified 34 cases since January 1.  Mars was conjunction Uranus in house 5 (children) of America’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart; and house 5 in America’s new Moon chart is very active.

January 27: In Honduras thousands of anti-government protestors take to the streets in the capital, Tegucigalpa, demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

In France the red scarves (Mars) take to the streets to protest against the disruption and violence caused by the yellow shirts (Venus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

January 26: The US and Russia clash at an emergency meeting (Mars) of the UN Security Council over the crisis in Venezuela. Reuters reports that private Russian military contractors (Mars) have flown (Neptune) into Venezuela to guard and protect Nicolás Maduro. The Bank of England (Jupiter) blocks Maduro’s officials from withdrawing $1.3 billion worth of gold. France, the UK, Germany and Spain notify Maduro that he must call elections or they will officially recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s leader. Mars was parallel Neptune and conjunction Uranus in the sky.

January 25: Donald Trump announces a stop-gap deal that will temporarily reopen the partial US government shutdown until February 15. The deal does not include money for Trump’s border wall. Progressed Jupiter (the Republicans) was sextile Sun (Donald Trump) and sextile Saturn (the Democrats) in the Jupiter cycle.

At least 34 people are killed and about 300 others remain missing after a dam collapses (Mars) at an iron ore mine (Saturn) in south-eastern Brazil. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

January 24: Thousands of Belgian school children skip classes to protest (Uranus) against global warming and pollution (Saturn), vowing to miss school once a week until the government takes action. Mars was square Saturn and conjunction Uranus in the sky.

January 23: Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, declares himself interim president and acting leader of Venezuela. The US, Brazil, Colombia and Peru recognize Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president. There have been mass protests (Uranus-Pluto) against President Nicolás Maduro (Pluto) who has resided over hyperinflation, power cuts and shortages of basic items (Saturn). Maduro broke off diplomatic relations with the US giving American diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. The diplomats were told to stay. The Venezuelan military (Mars) remain loyal to Maduro. Progressed Mars was square birth chart Pluto and progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

January 21: A Taliban attack (Mars) in central Afghanistan kills at least 45 people and wounds as many as 70 most of them military (Mars) personal. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

January 20: In Chad, ten UN peacekeepers are killed and 25 Chadian troops (Mars) are injured when gunmen (Mars) storm the UN camp in Aguelhok. Islamist militants are suspected. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Days after a deadly attack by Islamic extremists on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya a US air strike kills 52 Al-Shabaab militants (Mars). Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

Firebombs and flares (Mars) fly in Athens as Greeks protest (Uranus) against moves to recognize North Macedonia. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

In America, Pennsylvania and New Jersey declare states of emergency (Mars) when snow storms (Saturn) claim 3 lives and cause power outages (Uranus) and then the national plunges into a deep freeze (Saturn). Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

January 19: Women’s march 2019 – women (Venus) in cities around the world march to protest (Uranus) violence against women (Mars) and the gendered impact of austerity and to demand gender equality. Progressed Moon was parallel Venus and Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

US special counsel Robert Mueller disputes Buzzfeed’s claim that President Trump told his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Progressed Moon was square progressed Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart.

Anti-government - anti-overtime work protests continue in Hungary; anti-Macron protests continue in France; and anti-government protests in Sudan enter their second month. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

January 18: In Tlahuelilpan, Mexico scores of people are engulfed in an inferno (Mars) when an illicitly tapped fuel pipeline explodes (Mars). The death toll stands at 71. Progressed Mars was square Saturn in the Mars cycle.

A rubber dinghy carrying about 120 migrants sinks in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. Three people survived. Progressed Mars was square Saturn and trine Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

January 17: Buzzfeed reports that there is documentary evidence (Mercury) that Donald Trump directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. Progressed Mars was trine Jupiter in the Mars cycle; progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle; and progressed Moon was square progressed Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart.

A car bomb (Mars) explodes at a police academy (Mars) in Colombia's capital Bogota, killing 21 people (Moon) and wounding more than 50. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Moon in the Mars cycle.

The People’s Bank of China (Jupiter) injects a net 560 billion yuan ($140 billion) into the economy on Wednesday (January 15) and roughly 1.1 trillion yuan ($230 billion) for the week. Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky.

January 16: In Manbij, Syria 18 people are killed including 2 US soldiers (Mars) in a suicide attack claimed by ISIL; in Mali gunmen (Mars) attack two villages near the border with Niger killing at least 20 people; and in Port-au-Prince, Haiti at least 21 people are killed in a massacre by gunmen (Mars) wearing police uniforms. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Moon and square Sun in the Mars cycle.

In Britain Theresa May’s government and in Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survive no confidence votes. Progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle; and Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky.

January 15: Theresa May’s Brexit deal (Mercury-Jupiter) is defeated in the British Parliament by 432 votes to 202. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was parallel progressed Pluto and square progressed Mercury. Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky.

At least 21 people are killed when four gunmen (Mars) storm the Dusit hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Venus in the Mars cycle.

The world’s largest human gathering starts in Prayagrai, India. More than 120 million Hindu devotees (Saturn-Pluto), as well as tourists, are expected to attend. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

January 14: Anti-government protests erupt in Zimbabwe after President Emmerson Mnangagwa raised fuel prices (Jupiter) by 150 percent. By Friday (January 18) three people had died in the unrest and hundreds of Zimbabweans had been arrested.  The internet has been blacked out each day. Progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter and opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle. On January 17 progressed Mars was sesquisquare Moon and square Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

January 11: President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, announces his plans to take control of the Presidency of Venezuela with the Organization of American States declaring their support. Progressed Sun was conjunction Pluto in the Sun cycle.

An estimated 800,000 federal government workers in the US miss their first paycheck (Jupiter) as the government (Sun) shutdown (Pluto) enters its 21st day. Progressed Jupiter was square Moon in Jupiter cycle; progressed Saturn was semisquare Sun in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 10: Nicolas Maduró is sworn in for his second term as President of Venezuela. His election is widely condemned as illegitimate (Pluto). Several Latin American countries close their embassies in Venezuela in protest. Progressed Saturn was semisquare Sun in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 6: America: The partial government shutdown enters its third week. In America’s chart progressed Sun in house 11 (Congress) was semisquare birth chart Pluto – planet of drastic events. Progressed Midheaven (the government) in house 5 was conjunction birth chart Saturn – planet of walls. And progressed Saturn (loss and hardship) was in house 6 (government employees).

France: Act 8 of the yellow vest protest movement (Uranus-Pluto). The protests against rising fuel prices and higher living costs (Jupiter) started November 17, 2018. Protestors (Uranus) are calling for the resignation of Emmanuel Macron. In Emmanuel Macron’s chart progressed Sun was opposition birth chart Mars in house 7 (public opposition) and sesquisquare progressed Jupiter – planet of higher prices. Progressed Pluto was opposition Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Hungary: Thousands of people rally (Pluto) in Budapest and smaller marches take place across the country, as a broad new protest movement (Uranus) launch what it’s calling ‘a year of resistance’ against prime minister Victor Orban’s rule. Demonstrations again labor (Saturn) reforms (Uranus) commenced December 12, 2018. Progressed Pluto was opposition Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Serbia: For the fifth week Serbs protest (Uranus) against President Vucic demanding new elections. The mass (Pluto) anti-government protests started December 8, 2018. Progressed Pluto was opposition Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Sudan:  Violent anti-government protests (Uranus) again erupt in Khartoum. Protests over rising prices (Jupiter), shortages of basic commodities (Saturn) and a cash crunch (Jupiter) erupted in the city of Atbara in late December. They have quickly spread to cities across Sudan.  Police (Mars) have used tear gas and live ammunition against demonstrators. Protesters are calling for the end of President Omar al-Bashir’s 29-year rule. Progressed Pluto was opposition Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

Democratic Republic of Congo: On August 1, the World Health Organization declared an Ebola outbreak (Saturn). By December 2 it had become the second largest outbreak in history. By January 4, 2019 there had been 613 cases reported with more cases every day. A general election held on December 30 only made the crisis worse. Progressed Pluto was opposition Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

China: On January 2, 2019 President Xi ups the pressure (Pluto) on Taiwan claiming that China reserves the right to use force (Mars) to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful reunification. In China’s chart progressed Sun was trine birth chart Pluto; and Pluto was parallel Saturn in the sky.

Ukraine: On January 5, 2019 the recently formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine (Jupiter) was granted independence (Uranus), marking a historic split from the Russian Church. It formalizes an October announcement. Progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

Yemen: The humanitarian crisis involving fear, terror and unbearable living conditions has resulted in a generation of psychologically scarred people, many of whom will never be able to live normal lives. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.


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