Aquarius 2021: 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. Its focus is on events of national-international significance as reported by reputable news services. See: Is that event important?

November 26: In response to the discovery of a new coronavirus variant Saturn’s fear grips the world. The World Health Organisation says Omicron may spread faster than other forms and preliminary evidence suggests there’s an increased risk (Mars) of reinfection. The EU, Britain and India announce stricter border controls as scientists seek to determine if the mutation is vaccine-resistant. Wall Street has its worst day since February falling (Saturn) over 900 points; oil prices crash more than 10%; and Bitcoin tumbles 9% as traders dump risk assets (Mars) and flee (Saturn) to the safety (Saturn) of bonds, the yen and the Swiss franc. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was parallel Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus in the Saturn cycle; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky. Progressed Saturn parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle starts today – November 26 > peak power date is January 5, 2022.

November 25: It’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence (Mars) Against Women (Venus). The term ‘violence against women’ encompasses all forms of male violence against women and girls, including intimate partner abuse, sexual harassment, human trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. In Spain thousands of people took to the streets in marches to mark the Day; and in Turkey police fire pepper gas (Neptune) to disperse demonstrators who gathered in Istanbul to protest violence against women. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus and progressed Moon was trine birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

Australia deploys more than 70 security personnel (Mars-Saturn) to the Solomon Islands’ as two days of violent unrest (Mars-Uranus) continues to escalate in Honiara, the capital. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and in the Scorpio new Moon chart Mars was conjunction and Uranus was opposition the Sun-Moon lunation.

An accident (Mars) in a Siberian coal mine (Saturn) kills at least 52 people, including six rescuers, in one of Russia's worst mining disasters (Mars-Saturn) since Soviet times. A methane gas explosion (Mars-Neptune) caused a ventilation shaft to fill with gas. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and in the Scorpio new Moon chart Mars was conjunction and Saturn was square the Sun-Moon lunation and Mars was square Saturn.

A new variant of covid-19 – B.1.1.1.529 – (Mars-Uranus) has been detected in Botswana; virologists are racing to learn about its transmissibility and resistance to current vaccines; Germany records 351 covid fatalities and the country’s death toll surpasses 100,000; and Thanksgiving in America is bound to be a covid superspreader so prepare for spike in cases and deaths. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and Pluto was parallel Mars and Saturn in the Pluto cycle.  

November 24: At least 27 people die in a drowning accident (Neptune-Mars) while crossing the English Channel from France to Britain, in the worst disaster (Mars) on record involving migrants in the waters separating the countries. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

After 4 days of student (Mercury) protests (Uranus) in Sulaimaniyah in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region authorities promise to reinstate a monthly stipend (Jupiter) that was cut (Saturn) seven years ago. Progressed Saturn was parallel Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus in the Saturn cycle.

November 23: There’s a global oil (Neptune) shortage (Saturn) and crude oil prices are soaring (Jupiter). They recently reached a seven year-high. The US is releasing 50 million barrels from its reserves in an attempt to bring the domestic price down. Progressed Neptune was inconjunct Moon and square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Pluto was parallel Neptune in the Pluto cycle. (Progressed Moon opposition progressed Neptune (oil) in the Aquarian Age chart starts November 25 > peak power date is December 21.)

November 22: The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) says a greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism (Sun), while the number of established democracies (Uranus-Aquarius) under threat (Pluto) has never been so high. The equinox was square progressed Pluto, progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart.

A new deadly wave of covid across Europe is met by popular fury (Moon-Mars) over lockdowns (Pluto); in Germany the health minister warns (Pluto) that ‘By the end of this winter everyone in Germany will either be vaccinated, recovered or dead’; and more than 20 million adult Kenyans will be barred (Pluto) from bars, restaurants and public transport from December 21 if they are not fully vaccinated against covid-19. Less than 10% of the population is currently vaccinated – about 6.4 million people. Mars was opposition Uranus and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

November 21: As covid (Saturn) surges across Europe tens of thousands of people protest (Uranus) against anti-covid measures (Pluto) which stop the unvaccinated from entering venues such as restaurants and bars; and Guadeloupe is hit by a third night of looting (Pluto) and rioting (Uranus) amid protests (Uranus) against covid-19 measures. Mars was opposition Uranus and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky > Saturn square Uranus reaches peak power on December 24 and will script the latest developments in the covid story over the coming weeks.

At least 5 people are killed when an SUV (Uranus) ploughs (Mars) into a Christmas celebration in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle. (In the 2020 Mars cycle chart Mars is conjunction Moon.)

November 20: Thousands (of discontented extremists) attend anti-lockdown protests (Uranus) in Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Croatia, Italy and Australia. (Millions of reasonable people didn’t.) Dutch police open fire (Mars) on protestors when rioting erupts in Rotterdam; in Austria thousands gather in Vienna and the far-right opposition Freedom Party pledges to fight the new restrictions announced on November 19: and peaceful (Venus) protests (Uranus) are held in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Mars was square Saturn and opposition Uranus and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

In France tens of thousands of protesters (Uranus) take to the streets to demand more government action to prevent violence (Mars) against women (women). Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus and progressed Moon was trine birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was trine Venus in the Sun cycle.

The UN and the United States demand proof of the whereabouts of Chinese tennis champion Peng Shuai (Venus) amid rising concerns for her wellbeing. She has not been seen in public since alleging on November 2 that she was sexually assaulted (Mars) by China’s former vice-premier. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus and progressed Moon was trine birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was trine Venus in the Sun cycle.

November 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Sun) says he will repeal three controversial farm laws (Mercury-Jupiter-house 9) that led to massive protests (Uranus) by farmers (Saturn) throughout 2021. Mars was square Saturn and opposition Uranus in the sky; progressed Saturn was parallel Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Neptune was parallel Sun in the Neptune cycle.

Austria imposes a full covid lockdown (Pluto) and makes vaccination mandatory (Pluto) as covid case numbers (Saturn) surge to new highs. Mars was square Saturn and opposition Uranus in the sky; progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Pluto in the Sun cycle.

In central Iran thousands of protesters (Uranus) gather on a barren strip of dirt (Saturn) in Isfahan to demand the revival of the major Zayandeh Rud River (Pisces) that has dried up (Saturn). Mars was square Saturn and opposition Uranus and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Neptune in the Neptune cycle (in Pisces) was square Saturn.

In America the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges sparks protests (Uranus) in some US cities and divides the country. Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

November 17-18: Anti-coup protests (Uranus) continue in Sudan. At least 15 people are killed mostly in the Sudanese capital Khartoum’s twin cities of Bahri and Omdurman. Police (Mars) fire tear gas to disperse protestors. Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky.

November 16: Twin suicide bombings (Mars-Uranus) in Uganda’s capital Kampala kill at least 3 people and injure 33 others. Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky.

Former cricketer Azeem Rafiq tells a British parliamentary inquiry that English cricket is rife with racism (Uranus). He catalogued a culture of widespread racism at the Yorkshire cricket club. Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky.

November 15: Thousands of people remain stranded in freezing conditions (Saturn) on both sides of the Belarus-Poland border, barred from entering the EU via Poland (Pluto) as a dispute (Mars) between the bloc and Minsk rages and a migration crisis deepens. The European Union agrees to widen sanctions (Saturn-Pluto) on Belarus. Mars was square Saturn and opposition Uranus in the sky; Mars was opposition Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

November 14: A Russian anti-missile test (Mars) destroys (Mars) an old Russian satellite. Space debris forces the crew aboard the International Space Station to shelter (Saturn) in capsules. America condemns Russia for conducting a ‘dangerous (Mars) and irresponsible (Saturn)’ test. Mars was square Saturn and opposition Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was opposition Uranus in the Mars cycle.

November 13: The COP26 climate summit winds up in Glasgow with a deal aimed at staving off dangerous (Mars) climate change (Saturn). It’s the first ever (Uranus) climate deal to explicitly plan to reduce coal (Saturn) and presses for more urgent (Mars) emission cuts (Saturn) and promises (Neptune) more money (Jupiter) for developing countries; but the pledges don’t go far enough to limit temperature rise to 1.5C. Several countries – including small, low-lying island states – said they were deeply disappointed (Saturn) by the watering down of the crucial language in the final text; while others slammed the revision as odious and against the rules, but said it was something they had to accept to bring the two weeks of talks to a close. The UN conference revealed huge global divides (Pluto) on tackling the climate crisis. Mars was square Saturn and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Sun was square Jupiter, parallel Saturn and trine Neptune in the Sun cycle.

In Sudan security forces fire live ammunition (Mars) killing 5 people as tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators (Uranus) rally in Khartoum and other cities; in the Democratic Republic of the Congo thousands of people take to the streets of Kinshasa to protest (Uranus) against President Felix Tshisekedi’s move to install a close friend to head the country’s electoral commission; and in the Netherlands police (Mars) use water cannon on protesters (Uranus) opposed to a new partial lockdown imposed amid record coronavirus infections and rising intensive care cases. Europe is the new epicentre of the virus. Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was opposition Uranus in the Mars cycle.

68 inmates are killed in the latest round of violence (Mars) to hit the Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was opposition Uranus in the Mars cycle.

November 12: US inflation (Neptune) hits a three-decade high in October, delivering widespread and sizable price increases (Jupiter) to households (Moon) for everything from groceries (Moon) to cars (Uranus) due to persistent supply shortages (Saturn) and strong consumer demand. The Labor Department said the consumer-price index — which measures what consumers pay for goods and services (Jupiter up, Saturn down) — increased in October by 6.2% from a year ago. That was the fastest 12-month pace since 1990 and the fifth straight month of inflation above 5%. Progressed Neptune was parallel Sun, inconjunct Moon, square Mars and square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and in America’s chart progressed Jupiter was square birth chart Saturn and progressed ascendant was square progressed Neptune > start date was April 29, 2021 > peak power date is July 1, 2022.

November 10: Tensions escalate on the Poland-Belarus border as migrants from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa trapped in Belarus make multiple attempts to force their way into Poland. Mars was square Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

France is at the beginning of a fifth wave of the coronavirus epidemic. Several of its neighbors are already there. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

November 7/8: Two days of strikes (Uranus) and civil disobedience (Uranus) across Sudan following last month’s coup and the ousting of a civilian government. Progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and Uranus was opposition the lunation in the Scorpio new Moon chart.

The official global covid-19 death count surpasses 5 million (could be as high as 17 million) and the total case count surpasses 250 million. Mars was square Saturn and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

November 6: Tens of thousands of protesters (Uranus) march in Glasgow, and in many other cities around the world (London, Paris, Copenhagen, Seoul, Sydney) to demand bolder action at the U.N. climate conference; and thousands of people gather in cities across Poland to protest (Uranus) against strict abortion laws. Uranus was opposition the lunation in the Scorpio new Moon chart.

President Joe Biden’s landmark $1tn (£741bn) infrastructure spending package (Jupiter) passes the House of Representatives. Progressed Jupiter was sextile progressed Venus and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart.

November 5: Thousands of young campaigners (Mercury-Pluto) march through the streets of Glasgow demanding urgent action (Mars) from world leaders (Sun) at the UN climate conference to stave off catastrophic climate change; and in Baghdad protests (Uranus) against the results of Iraq’s recent parliamentary election turn violent with demonstrators clashing (Mars) with security forces outside the capital’s high-security (Saturn) Green Zone. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars, Saturn and Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

At least 99 people are killed and more than 100 injured when a fuel tanker (Neptune) explodes (Mars) following a collision (Mars) in Freetown the capital of Sierra Leone. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Moon in the Mars cycle.

As winter (Saturn) closes in covid cases are surging across Europe with infections reaching record levels. Vaccines are readily available, but many people still refuse to take them. The World Health Organization says the region is, once again, the epicentre of the pandemic and warns of 500,000 more deaths by February 2022. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

November 2: A group of leaders at COP26 promise (Neptune) to stop deforestation (Saturn) by 2030. More than 90 countries pledge (Neptune) to cut emissions of methane by at least 30 percent this decade. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was square Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Ethiopia’s cabinet declares an immediate nationwide state of emergency (Mars) and authorities in Addis Ababa tell citizens to prepare to defend the capital, as fighters (Mars) from the northern region of Tigray threatened to march towards the city. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

November 1: COP 26 kicks off with doomsday warnings (Saturn-Pluto) from world leaders; and the official covid-19 death count surpasses 5 million but the real count could be four times higher. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

October 31: World leaders (Sun) at the G20 summit in Rome approve new tax rules (house 8) that will see the profits of large multinational corporations taxed at a rate of at least 15 percent and pledge action on climate change (Saturn-Uranus) but make few commitments. Progressed Neptune was parallel Sun and square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Extinction Rebellion activists (Uranus-Pluto) march through Edinburgh in solidarity with protests (Uranus) taking place across the world on day one of the COP26 climate summit. Progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Health officials and scientists are closely tracking a new Delta coronavirus subvariant labelled AY.4.2 that has been detected in dozens of countries amid concerns that it could be more transmissible than the original strain. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Uranus in the Sun cycle.

October 30: In Sudan tens of thousands of people (Pluto) take part in nationwide protests (Uranus) demanding the restoration of a civilian-led government after a military coup (Mars-Pluto). Military forces (Mars) shot dead three people. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Thousands of people including students (Mercury-house 5) and groups of workers (Pluto-house 6) demonstrate (Uranus) in Rome during the summit (Pluto) of G-20 leaders (Sun) calling on them to act against climate change (Saturn-Uranus) and ensure fair access to covid-19 vaccines (Saturn). Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn and Uranus in the Pluto cycle; progressed Saturn was parallel Mercury in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

A diplomatic row (Mars) between Gulf countries and Lebanon over the war in Yemen (Mars) escalates with Saudi Arabia cutting diplomatic ties with Lebanon and banning Lebanese imports on October 29 and the United Arab Emirates  announcing it will withdraw its diplomats from Lebanon and calling on its nationals not to visit the country. Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was square Saturn in the Mars cycle.

A fishing row (Neptune-Mars) between Britain and France heats up (Mars) when Boris Johnson refuses to rule out triggering trade dispute (Jupiter-Mars) action. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the Mars cycle.

October 28: Mark Zuckerberg announces that embattled (Mars) Facebook Inc. (Neptune) is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, to reflect what he says is its commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the ‘metaverse.’ Progressed Neptune was parallel Sun and Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Neptune in the Sun cycle.

The toxic social network itself will still be called Facebook.  In the Hermetic system of numbers Facebook vibrates to 16 > Mars > planet of strife, conflict and acrimony. Its divinatory significance is accident/catastrophe. Meta vibrates to 5 > Jupiter > planet of wealth. Its divinatory significance is religion or law.

Russia fights a surge in covid infections (Mars-Saturn) – 40,096 infections and 1,159 fatalities (house 8) in the past 24 hours – and Moscow shuts down all non-essential services for 11 days. Progressed Mars was square Saturn in the Mars cycle. 

October 25: Sudan’s military (Mars) seize power (Pluto) from a transitional government and soldiers (Mars) kill at least seven people and wound 140 as anti-coup protests breakout. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

A coup d’état (or coup) is the overthrow of a government by non-democratic means and with progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart reaching peak power on November 21, 2021 and progressed Mars parallel birth chart Uranus there have been more coups in 2021 than in the previous 5 years combined.

Feb 1: Myanmar coup d’état; Feb 25: Armenian coup d’état attempt; March 31: Nigerian coup attempt; April 3: alleged Jordanian coup attempt; May 24: Malian coup d’état; Sept 5: Guinean coup d’état; and Oct 24: Sudanese coup d’état

October 23: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moves to expel (Pluto) the ambassadors of 10 Western countries who appealed for the release of jailed civil society leader Osman Kavala. Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

October 21: Thousands of supporters of Sudan’s transitional government (Sun) take to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other cities, with rival pro-military protesters (Mars-Pluto) holding a sit-in (Pluto) outside the presidential palace. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle.

October 17-19: A group (Pluto) of missionaries (Jupiter) are abducted in Haiti; Haitians mount a nationwide strike (Pluto) to protest a growing wave of kidnappings (Pluto); North Korea fires at least one ballistic missile (Mars) off its east coast overshadowing the opening of major arm’s fair (Mars-Jupiter) in Seoul; and gunmen (Mars) kill at least 43 people in an attack in northern Nigeria’s Sokoto state. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Jupiter in the Mars cycle. Progressed Sun was square Pluto in the Sun cycle on October 19.

October 16: In Rome tens of thousands of protesters (Uranus) demonstrate against fascism, a week after right-wing extremists forced their way into the headquarters of Italy’s oldest labour confederation. Progressed Moon was birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

Australian police (Mars) seize the largest heroin shipment (Neptune) ever detected in the country, worth an estimated 140 million Australian dollars ($104m). Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Covid is raging in Russia with 33,208 new infections (Mars) and 1,002 deaths (house 8). The country’s vaccination drive is at a standstill and there no restrictions in place. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky and progressed Mars was square Sun and inconjunct Neptune in the Mars cycle.

October 14-15: In Norway five people are killed in a bow-and-arrow attack (Mars); in Britain lawmaker David Amess (Sun) is killed in a stabbing attack (Mars); at least 47 people are killed and 70 others wounded in an explosion (Mars) inside a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar; and at least 46 people are killed and dozens seriously injured in a fire (Mars) at a 13-storey tower block in southern Taiwan. It was a bad Mars day. Progressed Mars was square Sun in the Mars cycle.

October 10: Thousands of protestors (Uranus) representing more than 80 organisations (Pluto) take to the streets in Brussels to demand bolder action (Mars) in fighting climate change (Saturn) at the 12-day United Nations climate summit (Pluto) set to begin in Glasgow, Scotland, on October 31; and fears (Saturn) that Poland could leave the European Union spark nationwide protests (Uranus) with 100,000 people taking to the streets in Warsaw. On October 7 Poland’s top court (Jupiter-house 9) ruled that key articles of EU law were ‘incompatible’ with Poland’s constitution (house 9). Progressed Moon was sextile birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) lunches a two-year process to consult every Catholic parish around the world on the future direction of the Church.  Some are hoping the ambitious attempt at Catholic reform (Uranus) for 60 years will lead to change (Uranus) on issues such as women’s ordination, married priests and same-sex relationships. Progressed Moon was sextile birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating progressed Jupiter trine birth chart Uranus; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

The death toll from a mass poisoning (Neptune) linked to illegal alcohol (Mars) in southwest Russia on October 9 rises to 34. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

October 8: A suicide bomb attack (Mars-Pluto) on a mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz kills at least 50 people. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky.

Brazil surpasses 600,000 covid-19 deaths (Saturn-house 8).

October 4: China flies 56 fighter planes (Mars-Neptune) towards Taiwan in the largest show of force on record, continuing three days of sustained military harassment (Mars-Pluto) against the self-governed island. Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky.

Facebook (Neptune) and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms are hit by major global outages (Mars – strife) affecting millions of users (Moon). Progressed Neptune was inconjunct Moon in the Neptune cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky.

October 3: The secret (house 12) wealth (house 2) and dealings of world leaders (Sun), politicians (Sun) and billionaires (Jupiter) are exposed (Uranus) in one of the biggest leaks of financial documents (Jupiter-Mercury). The Pandora Papers probe, involving 600 journalists (Mercury-Pluto), reveals how the global elite (Sun) hides (Pluto) billions of dollars from tax collectors (house 8), creditors, criminal investigators and — in cases involving 14 world leaders (Sun) — citizens (Moon) around the world. Progressed Sun was square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle > peak power date is October 15; progressed Neptune was inconjunct Moon in the Neptune cycle > peak power date is October 12; progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle > peak power date is October 10; progressed Sun was trine Saturn in the Sun cycle; and Uranus was in Taurus.

As Beijing intensifies a campaign of military intimidation (Mars-Pluto) Taiwan’s Foreign Minister warns his nation is preparing for war (Mars) with China and urges Australia to increase intelligence sharing and security cooperation (Saturn-Pluto). Dozens of Chinese military aircraft have flown into Taiwanese airspace in recent days. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is November 21; progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and Saturn in the Pluto cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky.

October 2: Ten of thousands of women across all 50 US states march in protests (Uranus-Neptune) to support abortion rights; thousands of Brazilians march in protests to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro; and thousands of people in Romania march in protest against new coronavirus restrictions announced by the government this week to fight a steep rise in infections. Mars was parallel Neptune and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

A huge fire (Mars) destroys or damages more than 200 houses and businesses on the Honduran island of Guanaja forcing hundreds of residents to flee (Saturn) for safety. Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Mars in the Sun cycle.

The US drug-maker Merck (Neptune) announces that in an interim clinical trial the experimental drug (Neptune) – molnupiravir – for severe covid cuts the risk of hospitalisation or death by about half. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

The US death toll (house 8) from covid-19 surpasses 700,000. This is about 15% of the world’s total number of fatalities.

October 1: According to Reuters the worldwide death toll (house 8) from covid-19 (Saturn) surpasses 5 million with unvaccinated people particularly exposed to the Delta variant. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky > peak power date is December 24; and progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle.

September 30: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda are suffering food insecurity (Saturn); Britain is suffering a petrol shortage; across China there’s a shortage of electricity (Saturn-Uranus); and Lebanon has a shortage of everything. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle.

September 28: North Korea claims to have successfully tested a new hypersonic missile (Mars) – a strategic weapon called Hwasong-8. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition Mars in the Mars cycle.

Thousands of women (Venus) demonstrate (Uranus) in several Latin American cities to commemorate the global day of action for access to safe (Saturn) and legal (Jupiter) abortion (Mars). Progressed Venus was trine progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

United States Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Mark Milley (Mars) acknowledges a strategic failure (Mars-Saturn) led to the chaotic withdrawal of US troops (Mars) from Afghanistan. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was opposition Mars in the Mars cycle.

Russia records 852 coronavirus deaths (Saturn-house 8) its highest single-day death toll during a surge in infections (Mars) fuelled by the highly infectious Delta variant and a stuttering mass vaccination drive. Progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

September 24: The leaders (Sun) of US, India, Australia and Japan – Quad – gather at a White House summit (Pluto) as Joe Biden pushes to boost Indo-Pacific alliances. Climate change and covid (Saturn) were also on the agenda. Progressed Neptune was parallel Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn and Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

Young people (Mercury) around the world take to the streets to protest (Uranus) and demand urgent action (Mars) to avert disastrous climate change (Saturn). Progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was square Mercury in the Mars cycle.

China bans all crypto transactions (Uranus) and vows to root out mining of digital assets, delivering the toughest blow yet to the industry. The People’s Bank of China (Jupiter) said on its website that cryptocurrencies (Uranus), including Bitcoin and Tether, are not fiat currency and cannot be circulated. Bitcoin slumped 8% in the wake of the announcement. Progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and Uranus was in Taurus.

September 22: The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that air pollution (Neptune) is more dangerous than previously thought. It says that an estimated seven million people die prematurely each year from diseases linked to air pollution. Progressed Neptune was inconjunct Moon and sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle.

September 20: European Union leaders rally behind France in its anger over a multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Australia that was scuppered when Canberra signed up to a trilateral Asia Pacific security pact with the United States and the United Kingdom. AUKUS is a major geopolitical shift and the diplomatic-trade-submarine row it triggered keeps on escalating. See Australia’s chart progressed to September 16, 2021

Cryptocurrency (Uranus) prices slump (Saturn) as a broad selloff sparked by worries about contagion from China Evergrande Group sweeps through global markets. Evergrande shares plunge (Saturn) to their lowest in more than 11 years. Progressed Saturn was parallel Jupiter and Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle.

September 18: France is furious (Mars) with Australia and America. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian describes the Aukus row (Mars) a ‘crisis’ in French, US and Australian (Pluto) relations. He told France 2 television: ‘There has been duplicity, contempt and lies – you can’t play that way in an alliance (Pluto)’. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is November 21, 2021; progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Neptune – planet of duplicity and lies – in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars is conjunction the lunation in the new Moon cycle.

September 17: France, in a protest response (Uranus) to Aukus, recalls its ambassadors in the US and Australia for consultations escalating the security (Saturn) pact row (Mars). Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars, Saturn and Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

A US Central Command investigation finds that an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in a drone strike on August 29 and not an Islamic States suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to US troops at Kabul airport. The US describes the killing of 10 innocent people as a tragic mistake. Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle. (On August 29 progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.)

The People’s Bank of China (Jupiter) adds 90 billion yuan ($14 billion) of funds into China’s banking system (house 2) in an attempt to avert a funding squeeze (Saturn) amid a seasonal rise in financing demand (Jupiter) and investor concern (house 8) over an intensifying debt crisis (house 8) at China Evergrande and the health of real estate and credit markets. Progressed Saturn was parallel Jupiter in the Saturn cycle > end date is December 26, 2021.

September 16: The US, UK and Australia announce a special security pact (Saturn-Pluto) – Aukus – to share advanced technologies (Uranus) including nuclear-powered (Pluto) submarine (Neptune) know-how. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Uranus in the Sun cycle.

September 15: North and South Korea test-launch ballistic missiles (Mars) in a display of their military assets. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

SpaceX’s first private flight launches into orbit with two contest winners, a healthcare worker and Jared Isaacman, their rich sponsor, on board. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

September 13: Lawyers representing Prince Andrew challenge a US court’s (house 9) jurisdiction in a civil lawsuit (house 7) by Virginia Giuffre who has accused him of sexually assaulting her two decades ago, when she was 17. See Virginia Giuffre vs. Prince Andrew

September 12: North Korea carries out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile (Mars) seen by analysts as possibly the country’s first such weapon with a nuclear capability (Pluto). Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and the lunation is conjunction Mars in the Moon cycle.

September 11: The 20th anniversary of 9/11. See America’s chart progressed to September 11, 2001 

Thousands of Catalans march through Barcelona calling for the region’s independence (Uranus) from Spain. Progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and the lunation is trine Uranus in the Moon cycle.

September 8: A fire (Mars) tears through an overcrowded jail block (house 12) in Indonesia’s Banten province killing at least 41 people and injuring dozens. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

September 7: Myanmar’s shadow government declares a ‘people’s defensive war’ (Mars) against the country’s military (Mars), which seized power in a coup on February 1. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus and trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In Afghanistan hundreds of protesters (Uranus) take to the streets of the capital Kabul chanting anti-Pakistan slogans and calling for ‘freedom’, a day after resistance leader Ahmad Massoud called for an ‘uprising’ (Uranus) against the Taliban rule. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Vietnam’s fourth wave of covid-19 (Saturn) turns the country’s containment of the virus from a success story to a nightmare as the daily death toll tops 13,000 and the case count surpasses 520,000. Everyone in the country is struggling to survive (Saturn).  Progressed Saturn was parallel Mercury and Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

On the day that El Salvador adopts Bitcoin (Uranus) as its legal tender there’s a technological glitch (Uranus) and angry protests (Mars-Uranus) as the price of the cryptocurrency (Uranus) falls (Saturn) from $52,000 (£37,730) to under $43,000 at one point.  The fall cost El Salvador one of Latin America’s poorest countries to lose $3m. Progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A new (Uranus) coronavirus (Saturn) variant – C.1.2 – has been identified in South Africa drawing attention from scientists due to the number and types of mutations it contains and the speed at which the mutations have occurred. Progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle.

September 6: There was dancing in the streets in Guinea after armed forces (Mars) arrested President Alpha Conde (Sun) and took control of the country. Coup leaders arrested politicians (Sun) and promised (Neptune) to set up a transitional national government (Sun). Progressed Neptune was parallel Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon and trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

September 5: The Taliban (Pluto) takes complete control of Panjshir province, the last area in Afghanistan held by resistance forces, as it cements its control of the country. Progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Special Forces soldiers (Mars) oust Guinea’s long-serving president, telling the nation they had dissolved its government and constitution and closed its land and air borders. The UN and US condemn the takeover (Pluto). Progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

At least 50,000 farmers (Saturn) and their supporters gather in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to protest (Uranus) against new agriculture laws. Organisers describe the rally as the biggest protest since their movement began last November. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

September 2: The World Meteorological Organization (Saturn) reports that the number of weather disasters (Mars) – such as floods (Saturn) and heatwaves (Mars) – driven by climate change (Saturn) has increased fivefold during the past 50 years, killing more than two million people and costing $3.64 trillion in total losses. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.  

After making landfall on August 29 Tropical Storm Ida (Saturn) lost its wind strength (Mercury) but held on to all the moisture (Moon) it picked up over the warm ocean water. As it moved north-east, it dumps 80mm of rain over New York City in one hour, causing flash flooding (Saturn-Uranus). Storm Ida has claimed at least 41 lives and millions are without power in Louisiana. Progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was inconjunct Saturn in the Sun cycle.

The Caldor Fire (Mars) which broke out on August 14 in California is declared an emergency (Mars). The wildfire (Mars) has charred more than 82,500 hectares (204,000 acres) of drought-parched timber. Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.


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