2019: The major international events, explained

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.

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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