Aquarius 2020: 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.

February 22: South Korea declares a ‘red alert’ after a surge in coronavirus infections and two more deaths; China reports a total of 76,936 cases of COVID-19 with 2,442 deaths; and Iran confirms 15 new cases taking the total to 43 with a death toll of eight. Progressed Saturn was semisextile Sun in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Israeli fighter jets launch air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria after the militant group (Mars-Pluto) and Israel exchange rockets (Mars) and air strikes around Gaza. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 21: In China the death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,239 with 75, 567 reported cases; hundreds of people are infected in Chinese prisons (house 12); 4 deaths are reported in Iran with health officials saying the virus may already be in ‘all Iran’s cities; in South Korea there are hundreds of reported cases; in Italy there are twenty confirmed cases; and Israel and Lebanon report their first Covid-19 cases.  The UN warns that the window to contain the virus is closing.

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India and Pakistan engage in a military confrontation (Mars) across the de facto border in Kashmir. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 20: In the largest banking deal (Jupiter) since the 2008 financial crisis Morgan Stanley purchases electronic trading form E-Trade for US$13 billion. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In China the Coronavirus death toll rises to 2,144; Wuhan city is in viral lockdown; South Korea confirms 104 cases; and Japan reports 2 deaths. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 19: Twelve Somali soldiers are killed when a suicide bomber (Mars) and gunmen (Mars) storm a military base (Mars) southwest of Mogadishu; eight people are killed in two shooting incidents (Mars) in Germany; in a targeted familicide carjacking in Brisbane, Australia a mother and her three children are killed in a car fire (Mars); in Libya ceasefire talks (Mercury) between the Tobruk-led government and the GNA are suspended as rocket attacks (Mars) bombard Tripoli; and China expels three journalists (Mercury) of the Wall Street Journal (Mercury) over an opinion piece they wrote that China deemed racist (Uranus).  Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Uranus in the Sun cycle.

February 18: The coronavirus claims another 98 lives bringing the total death toll in mainland China to 1,868, with 1,886 new confirmed infections for a total of 72,436; at least 542 passengers and crew are infected with the Covid-19 virus on the Diamond Princess Cruise liner (Jupiter); the Boy Scouts of America file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (Saturn); and Donald Trump pardons (Jupiter) New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, junk bond salesman Michael Milken and others for their numerous felonies and frauds. Progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 17: The death toll from coronavirus in China rises to 1,770 with 2,048 new cases. Thousands of people around the world have been forced into quarantine (house 12).

February 16: Authorities in China report 2,009 new cases of Corvid-19 and 142 more deaths nationwide. New cases have dropped for the third consecutive day. More than 68,000 people have been infected in China, with the death toll at 1,665. Outside of China there have been more than 500 cases in nearly 30 countries. Four people have died – in France, Hong Kong, Philippines and Japan. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (Jupiter) rules that chemical companies Bayer and BASF (Neptune) are accountable for the adverse effects (Saturn) of their Dicamba-based herbicides (Neptune) on American farmlands (house 4) and awards the plaintiff, a peach farmer (Saturn), US$265 million in damages. Progressed Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 15: Storm Dennis (Saturn), one of the most powerful nontropical cyclones on record in the North Atlantic, slams into the UK. Heavy rain and strong winds caused flooding (Saturn) and widespread damage. Flight and train services were disrupted. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 14: In China there are 2,641 new coronavirus cases and 143 deaths reported.

Thousands of Algerians march in the capital, Algiers, as the first anniversary of their anti-government protests (Uranus) demanding the overhaul of the political system and the ending of corruption nears. Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Fifteen children die in a fire (Mars) that sweeps through an orphanage in Haiti. Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A US jury (house 9) finds Michael Avenatti guilty in a criminal trial (Jupiter-house 9) accusing the celebrity lawyer (sun-Uranus) of trying to extort (Pluto-house 12) Nike Inc out of $25 million and defraud (Neptune) a youth basketball coach he represented. Progressed Jupiter was semisextile Sun and square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

See Michael Avenatti’s chart here

February 13: The deadliest day of the coronavirus outbreak (Saturn) with 242 deaths recorded in Hubei province, China. There was a huge increase in the number of cases with 14,840 diagnosed with the virus.

Amid a cabinet reshuffle (house 8) by PM Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid resigns as the United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer (Jupiter).  Progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 12: Pope Francis (Jupiter) rules against ordaining married men as priests and women as deacons. Progressed Jupiter was semisextile Sun and Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

More than half of Malta’s traffic police officers (Mars), including the chief, are arrested for overtime fraud and misuse of public resources. Progressed Sun was square Mars in the Sun cycle.

The Italian senate (house 11) allows former Minister of the Interior and current senator Matteo Salvini to be tried (Jupiter-house 9) in a criminal case for illegally detaining migrants (Pluto) in August 2019. Progressed Jupiter was semisextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

See Matteo Salvini’s chart here

February 11: Sudan’s ruling military council (Mars) agrees to hand over ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir (Pluto) to the international Criminal Court (Jupiter) in The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity (Pluto) in Darfur; and the High Court of Australia (Jupiter) finds that Aboriginal Australian people are not ‘aliens’ (house 7) under the Australian Constitution (house 9) even if they weren’t born in Australia and do not have Australian citizenship, and they can’t be deported (Pluto). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was semisextile Sun and Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19.

February 10: There are 108 new coronavirus deaths in China taking the death toll to 1,016. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

In Borno State, Nigeria, Boko Haram militants (Mars) kill at least 30 people, burning them (Mars) to death while they slept in their cars. Women and children were kidnapped (Pluto). Progressed Mars was semisextile Moon and conjunction and parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 9: With 97 more fatalities the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak (Mars-Saturn) in China leaps to 908; storm Clara (Saturn) lashes Britain and northern continental Europe with heavy rain and flooding; Sydney, Australia is hit by its heaviest rain (Saturn) in 30 years bringing flooding, power outages and travel chaos; and farmers (Saturn) in Somalia, Kenya and Uganda are having their crops destroyed by a locust plague (Saturn). Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

February 8: The death toll from 2019-nCov (the new coronavirus) climbs to 802. The World Health Organization warns that misinformation (Pluto) being spread by ‘trolls and conspiracy theories’ is undermining their response to the health emergency.

In Thailand a rogue soldier (Mars) who killed 29 people and injured dozens more is shot (Mars) and killed by security forces. Progressed Mars was conjunction and parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 7: As the death toll in China passes 630 a Chinese doctor who tried to warn the world about the new coronavirus dies of the disease. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

US President Donald Trump (house 10) fires National Security Council advisor Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and EU ambassador, Gordon Sondland, who both testified against him (house 7) as witnesses at the impeachment inquiry. In America’s Aquarius new Moon chart Uranus – planet of radical moves – in house 10 – was square the Sun-Moon conjunction in house 7.

February 6: Russian-led Syrian government forces (Mars) continue their onslaught into northwestern Idlib province. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

At least two Palestinians are killed in the occupied West Bank and 16 Israelis are injured in a surge of violence (Mars) that erupted amid Palestinian anger at a US peace plan. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 5: In his impeachment trial Donald Trump is acquitted of high crime and misdemeanors (house 12-Pluto). In his chart progressed Mars was sextile progressed Pluto and progressed Mercury was sextile birth chart Jupiter.

As the death toll from the coronavirus in China keeps on rising around 3,700 passengers on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess (Jupiter) are quarantined (Pluto) after ten passengers test positive to the illness. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky

Avalanches (Saturn) in Van Province, eastern Turkey, kill at least 38 people and trap many others. Progressed Moon was parallel birthchart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

February 4: The death toll in China rises to over 400 with over 20,000 people infected with coronavirus.

In America the Iowa caucuses are derailed and in chaos due to technical malfunctions.  The Sun-Moon conjunction was square Uranus in the Aquarius lunation chart.

February 3: Chinese stock and commodity markets fall heavily (Saturn) as the death toll (Pluto-house 8) from a coronavirus epidemic (Saturn) in China rises to 361 and investors (Neptune) retreat into safe-haven assets (Saturn). China’s central bank (Jupiter) injects 1.2 trillion yuan ($173.8 billion) (Jupiter) into the economy to ensure enough liquidity in the banking system (house 2-Jupiter). Progressed Moon was parallel Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Jupiter was sextile Moon in the Jupiter cycle; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Five Turkish soldiers (Mars) and three civilians are killed by Syrian army shellfire in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province. Turkish armed forces (Mars) retaliate killing 13 Syrian soldiers. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Iran ceases to cooperate (Pluto) with Ukraine in its investigation into the downing of Ukrainian passenger jet P S752 by Iranian missiles (Mars) on January 8. Progressed Mars was semisextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Malawi’s Constitutional Court (Jupiter) annuls the May 2019 presidential vote ordering a re-run after an application from opposition parties citing irregularities. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

February 1: Airlines around the world suspend flights to and from China as the death toll from the country’s coronavirus epidemic climbs to 259.

The Palestinian Authority cuts (Mars) all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security (Saturn), after rejecting a Middle East peace plan (Saturn) presented by Donald Trump. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

January 31: The UK leaves the EU. There will now be a transition (Pluto) period until the end of 2020. On February 1 Jupiter in the sky moves into effective orb of a conjunction aspect with Pluto. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle;  and Mars was parallel Jupiter in the sky.

January 30: The death toll in China from the new coronavirus reaches 213 with overall cases worldwide rising rapidly (Mars) in an outbreak that the World Health Organization declares a global health emergency (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

January 29: The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China jumps to 170 with 7,711 confirmed cases of infection.

The Syrian Army (Mars) takes full control of the city of Maaret al-Numan after its armed forces (Mars) met little resistance (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

January 28: After 3 years in the making Donald Trump unveils his Middle East peace plan (Venus-Saturn). Progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

January 27: China imposes tough measures (Saturn) to contain the Wuhan coronavirus. There have been 81 deaths, 2,827 confirmed cases and 5,794 suspected cases. 461 people are in critical condition. At least 44 cases have been confirmed abroad. Mongolia has closed its border with China, and Hong Kong and Malaysia announce they will bar entry to visitors from the Wuhan province.

Global stocks fall (Saturn), oil prices hit three-month lows, and China’s yuan dips to its weakest in 2020 as investors assess the damage (Mars-Saturn) to the world’s second-biggest economy. Travel agencies are ordered to cancel group tours (Jupiter-Pluto) nationwide, adding to the rising economic losses (Saturn). On China’s heavily censored social media, officials face mounting anger (Mars) over the virus (Mars).

In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn (peak power date is August 25, 2020); and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars (peak power date is February 5) and parallel progressed Saturn (peak power date is February 8). Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle (end date is February 9).  

In China’s chart progressed Sun is square and progressed Venus is sesquisquare progressed Saturn – planet of public health emergencies. Progressed Moon is conjunction progressed Pluto (peak power date is February 15). Pluto is the planet of drastic situations.

These energy-events in China’s chart and the Aquarian Age chart will influence events and developments over the coming weeks.

Gunmen (Mars) shoot dead two protesters as Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya and a district of Baghdad turn into battlefields. Rockets (Mars) also hit the US embassy compound (Saturn) in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone housing government buildings (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Amid heavy air strikes (Mars-Neptune) thousands of civilians are fleeing (Saturn) rebel-held territory (house 4) in Syria’s northwest and heading for Turkey’s border. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

In Brazil widespread flooding and landslides (Saturn) cause 50 deaths and force thousands to evacuate their homes. Progressed Moon was parallel Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

At least 8 people are killed when a massive fire (Mars) destroys 35 boats (Jupiter) in a marina in the US state of Alabama. Mars was parallel Jupiter in the sky.

At a news conference US Attorney Geoffrey Berman says Britain’s Prince Andrew (Sun) has provided ‘zero cooperation’ (Saturn-Pluto) to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe (Mars-Pluto) into Jeffrey Epstein. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and Pluto in the Mars cycle. See Prince Andrew’s chart here

January 26: Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others die in a helicopter (Neptune) crash (Mars) in Calabasas, California. Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

The deadly new coronavirus (Mars) is infectious in its incubation period, before symptoms show, making it harder to contain and the death toll in China keeps rising. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

January 25: Chinese President Xi Jinping warns the spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating (Mars) and that the country is facing a ‘grave situation’ (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.  

Iraqi security forces fire bullets (Mars) and tear gas (Neptune) in raids (Mars) on protest camps in Baghdad and southern cities, killing four people and wounding dozens more. Progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

The Boeing 777X (Neptune) completes its first test flight near Seattle, Washington. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.  

January 24: As authorities rush (Mars) to contain (Saturn) a virus that has killed 41 people and infected more than 1300 China suspends (Pluto) public transport (house 3) in 10 cities, stranding millions of people (Pluto) at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was conjunction Pluto in house 3 of China’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rally in central Baghdad in a protest (Uranus) calling for the expulsion of US troops (Mars). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

January 23: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the symbolic Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight due to nuclear proliferation, failure to tackle climate change and ‘cyber-based misinformation’. See Mars parallel Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart here

The UN declares a health emergency (Mars) in China. The death toll and the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus keep rising. Major festivals where large crowds (Pluto) can gather have been cancelled. Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle and parallel Pluto in the sky.

Storm Gloria (Saturn) that hit Spain’s southern and eastern coastlines from Sunday to Wednesday (January 19-22) unleashed fierce winds, flooding rainfall (Saturn) and stirred up phenomenal waves. The death toll has risen to 13. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

January 22: UN experts (Pluto) demand an immediate investigation by US and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack (Pluto) the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The Washington Post is a fierce critic of the Saudi government. They also said that Mohammad bin Salmon (Pluto) should be investigated for ‘continuous, direct and personal efforts to target perceived opponents’. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.  

China is putting the city of Wuhan on lockdown (Pluto). It’s considered the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak (Mars) that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600. Health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.  

After months of deadlock (Pluto) Lebanon has a new government (Sun) but it got the thumbs down from thousands of people who took to the streets of Beirut. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; progressed Sun was semisquare Neptune in the Sun cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

January 21: In China the coronavirus (Mars) has claimed 9 lives with 440 confirmed cases (Saturn). Chinese health officials fear (Saturn) that the virus (Mars) could mutate and spread further. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating major aspect progressed Mars parallel birth chart Saturn at peak power on August 25, 2020; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

The World Economic Forum opens in Davos, Switzerland, with political and business leaders and the mega rich discussing ways to improve the state of the world. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial (Jupiter-house 9) begins in Washington. Progressed Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky. See Donald Trump’s impeachment trial diary here

January 20: Thousands of American gun-rights activists (Pluto) gather in Richmond, Virginia to protest against the US state’s proposed tighter firearms laws (Mars-Jupiter). The guy carrying a gun (Mars) is frightened (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the Mars cycle.

China reports a surge (Mars) in the mysterious (coronavirus) illness (Saturn) that emerged in mid December with 205 confirmed cases – 136 in the last two days. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Saturn conjunction Pluto in the sky (January 12, 2020) update

Britain: With the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in house 6 (public servants) of its Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart the monarchy was in crisis. On January 18 it was announced that Prince Harry and wife Meghan will stop using their HRH titles and withdraw from royal duties. It’s considered a major blow to the royal family.

America: The Saturn-Pluto conjunction in its Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart was in house 10 (the president) and on January 16 Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opened in Washington. It’s a rare history making event for the country.

Australia: In mid January with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in house 2 (finances) of its Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart the Australian government was in economic crisis dealing with the financial fallout from the country’s bushfire emergency. It’s a major financial crisis for the country.

January 19: Beirut is rocked by the worst violence (Mars) since unrest (Uranus) erupted in October, 2019. Lebanese security forces fired rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas at stone-throwing protestors; and in central Hong Kong police (Mars) fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protestors. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In Canada a state of emergency (Mars) is declared after a severe snow storm (Saturn) hit Newfoundland and Labrador. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

January 18: Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer represent the Queen (Sun) or receive public funds. Progressed Sun was trine Moon in the Sun cycle.

A drone and missile (Mars) attack on a mosque (Jupiter) in a military training camp (Mars) in Ma’rib, Yemen kills at least 116 soldiers (Mars) with dozens wounded. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In a night of violence (Mars) in Beirut, Lebanon scores of protestors (Uranus-Pluto) are injured in clashes with security forces (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

January 17: Following days of protests Iran’s supreme leader, in a rare sermon (Jupiter-house 9), lashes out (Mars) at America and throws his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards after they belated admitted accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian airliner. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

In China official figures show that the world’s second largest economy expanded by 6.1% in 2019 from the year before – the worst figure in 29 years. The country has faced weak domestic demand and the impact of the bitter trade war (Mars-Jupiter) with the US. The government has been rolling out measures over the past two years in an attempt to boost growth. See China’s forecast for 2020 here

January 16: Donald Trump’s impeachment trial (Jupiter) opens; and a congressional watchdog (Pluto) finds the White House broke the law (Jupiter) by withholding security aid for Ukraine that had been approved by Congress. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle.

January 15: The US House of Representatives passes a resolution to submit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial. Saturn was conjunction Pluto and Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

In his state of the Union address to lawmakers Russian President Vladimir Putin (Sun) in a dramatic moved proposes constitutional changes (house 9) that would give him scope to extend his grip on power (Sun) after leaving the presidency. He picked a new prime minister after Dmitry Medvedev and his entire cabinet resigned. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

The US and China sign an agreement aimed at easing a trade war (Mars-Jupiter) that has weighed on (Saturn) the global economy. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Days of anti-government rage (Mars) continue in Iran and anti-government protests in Lebanon turn violent (Mars). Lebanon’s economy is collapsing (Saturn). Saturn was conjunction Pluto and Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

January 14: At least 62 people have been killed and more are missing after avalanches and landslides (Saturn) hit Pakistan-administered Kashmir over the past three days. Saturn was conjunction Pluto and Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

January 13: Amid a rift (Pluto) in the House of Windsor, Queen Elizabeth (Sun) and Princes Charles, William and Harry hold crisis talks on Harry and Meghan’s wish to have a more independent future.  The Queen agreed to their desire to live lives unencumbered by royal duties and to end their reliance on public funding (house 8). Progressed Sun was trine Mars, parallel Saturn and conjunction Pluto in the Sun cycle.

The Queen and Royal Family are public servants and in Britain’s Saturn conjunction Pluto chart the Saturn-Pluto conjunction was in house 6 (public servants). See Queen Elizabeth’s chart here

Protestors in Iran again take to the streets to denounce their clerical (Jupiter) rulers. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 12: Protests (Uranus) erupt across Iran for a second day, piling pressure on the leadership after the military (Mars) admitted it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner at a time when Tehran feared Saturn) US air strikes. Progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Justine Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, says that shooting down a civilian aircraft is horrific and that Canada won’t rest until we get accountability, justice and closure for those involved.

See Justin Trudeau’s chart here 

The two sides in Libya’s civil war (Mars) accuse the other of breaking an internationally brokered ceasefire (Venus) within hours of it taking effect. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

January 11: Iran announces that its military (Mars) ‘unintentionally’ shot down (Mars) the Ukrainian International Airline plane over Tehran, killing all 176 people on board: and vigils (Saturn) for victims turn into protests (Uranus) with hundreds of protestors calling the resignation of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky in a statement said: ‘We expect from Iran assurances of their readiness for a full and open investigation, bringing those responsible to justice, the return of the bodies of the dead, the payment of compensation, and official apologies through diplomatic channels’.

See Volodymyr Zelensky’s chart here 

Thousands of protestors (Uranus) march in Warsaw against a controversial law (Jupiter) proposed by the Sejm (lower-house of parliament) that would allow the Polish government to discipline judges (Jupiter) that question their reform (Uranus) policies. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

In France anti-pension plan protesters (Uranus) take to the streets of Paris and other cities. Police (Mars) fire tear gas at some groups (Pluto) of protesters who smash windows and set light (Mars) to rubbish bins and billboards. Progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

A large severe winter storm system (Saturn-house 4) in the southern United States kills 11 people. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in house 4 of America’s Capricorn lunation chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Sun and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 10: Thousands of people (Pluto) in London, Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane take part in demonstrations taking aim at what they say is the Australian Government’s lack of action (Saturn) on climate change during the bushfire crisis. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

The United States imposes more sanctions (Saturn-Pluto) on Iran in retaliation for its missile attack on US forces in Iraq this week. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 8: In the early hours Iran retaliates to the killing of Qasem Soleimani by launching missile strikes (Mars) on US-led forces in Iraq. See Iran’s Mars cycle chart here

A Boeing 737-800 Ukrainian airliner carrying 176 passengers crashes (Mars) while taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport (Neptune) killing all on board. Progressed Mars was conjunction ascendant in Iran’s Mars cycle chart; and progressed Sun was sextile Neptune in the Sun cycle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Sun) announce they will step back as ‘senior’ royals, splitting their time  between the UK and North America and working to become financially independent. Progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

See Prince Harry’s chart here; see Meghan Markle’s chart here

January 7: Almost 2,000 houses have been confirmed destroyed in Australia’s months-long bushfire crisis. At least 25 people and millions of animals have died since September. The Insurance Council of Australia estimates the damage bill has reached A$700m (£370m; $485m), but said it expected the cost to rise significantly. See Australia's chart here

Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged the crisis will have a significant economic impact and pledged A$2 billion ($1.39 billion) to a newly created National Bushfire Recovery Agency. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in house 2 (finances) of Australia’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart.

In Kerman, Iran 56 people are killed and more than 200 injured in a crowd-crush (Saturn-Pluto) at Qasem Soleimani's burial ceremony; and countries are moving (Saturn) their military personal out of Iraq citing security (Saturn) concerns. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

A state of emergency is declared in Puerto Rico after a series of earthquakes (Saturn) kill at least one person, topple buildings and knock out power to nearly the entire island of more than 3 million people. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 6: Huge crowds (Pluto) pack the streets of the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral (Saturn-house 8) of military commander Qasem Soleimani. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

January 5: Venezuela’s socialist government (Sun-Neptune) installs a new head of Congress after armed troops blocked (Pluto) opposition legislators from entering parliament, in a move condemned by dozens of nations (Pluto) as an assault on democracy. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Iran announces it will abandon limitations on enriching uranium but would continue to cooperate (Pluto) with the UN nuclear watchdog (Pluto). Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

Three Americans – one US military service member (Mars) and two contractors – are killed in an Islamist attack (Mars) on a military base (Mars) in Kenya. Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle.

Australia’s bushfire catastrophe (Mars) continues. A fundraiser (Jupiter) for fire services in New South Wales raises more than A$20 million (£10.6m; $13m) in just 48 hours. In Australia’s chart progressed Mars was trine (luck) birth chart Jupiter – the planet of philanthropy in house 8; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

January 4: Thirty-six people are killed and 23 injured when a tourist guesthouse under construction (Mars) in Cambodia collapsed (Saturn), trapping workers under rubble. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

At least 30 people are killed and 33 wounded in an attack (Mars) on a military academy (Mars) in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle.

January 3: Hours after Qasem Soleimani’s death tens of thousands of Iranians take to the streets of Tehran and other cities to protest Washington’s ‘crimes’; and the Supreme Leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  leader declares three days of national mourning (Saturn) in Iran. Progressed Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

January 2: Donald Trump gives the order to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle. See Donald Trump’s chart here

In Iraq General Qasem Soleimani, the head (Sun) of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, is killed in a missile strike (Mars) by US forces (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle. See Iran’s Aquarian Age chart here 

The targeted killing occurs at a time when the level of Mars energy impacting Earth is set to escalate dramatically.

Progressed Moon opposition progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart starts January 8 stimulating all the Mars progressions > peak power date is February 6 > and Mars moves to form a conjunction aspect with Jupiter in the sky on February 25 > peak power date is March 20 > a conjunction aspect with Pluto on March 5 > peak power date is March 23 > and a conjunction aspect with Saturn on March 12 > peak power date March 31 > the second half of March is the high-risk danger time zone > Iran will be patient and inflict a harsh revenge > war drums are beating > the last thing Trump wants is a war in the election year

In Australia a state of emergency is declared in New South Wales and a state of disaster is declared in Victoria as the country reels from and prepares for a raging inferno (Mars). One hundred thousand people (Pluto) in the fire zone (Mars) are fleeing (Saturn) to safety. The fires are impacting the agricultural sector (Saturn-house 4), dairy farmers (Saturn), native animals, cattle and live stock (houses 6 and 12), the insurance industry (Saturn-house 8) and exhausted (Saturn) volunteer fire fighters (Mars). Progressed Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

January 1, 2020: The 2020 year begins with fires (Mars) in Australia and protests (Uranus) in Hong Kong, India and France. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle. 

In Iraq protesters (Uranus) demonstrating outside the US embassy withdraw (Saturn) after a tense standoff. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Pluto) announces he is ending the suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests (Pluto) agreed to with the US and that his country would soon introduce ‘a new strategic weapon’ (Mars). Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle.

In Indonesia floods (Saturn) inundate large parts of Jakarta, after torrential rain on New Year’s Eve killing at least 43 people. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

India announces plans for a third lunar mission, months after its last one crash landed on the Moon’s surface. Progressed Neptune (visionary scheme) was conjunction Sun in Neptune cycle.

banese 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.


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