Aquarius 2022: 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?

May 18: War in Ukraine; Russia’s defence ministry says it has taken 959 Ukrainian fighters from the Mariupol steelworks to Russian-controlled territory; Zelensky signs decrees to extend martial law (Mars) and mobilisation for another 90 days; and in the first war crimes trial (Mars-Jupiter) a Russian soldier (Mars) pleads guilty to killing an unarmed civilian (Moon). Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

Finland and Sweden officially apply to join NATO the world’s biggest military alliance (Mars-Pluto). Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky.

US stocks post their biggest daily drop in almost two years. The Dow plunges 1,164.52 points, or 3.57%, to 31,490.07. It continues a brutal (Mars) sell-off by investors (Neptune-house 8) spooked by inflation and rising cost pressures (Jupiter) for retailers. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Sun and square Venus in the Jupiter cycle.  

Inflation (Neptune) in the United Kingdom in April surges to 9% its highest annual rate in 40 years; and inflation in Canada accelerates to 6.8% a three-decade high. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

North Korea is in a nationwide lockdown (Pluto) as covid infections (Mars) explode across the country. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

Progressed Moon inconjunct progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart that started on May 4 and peaks on May 31 is providing a backdrop to for all the major Mars events especially the shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and its aftermath; the hate-crime mass shooting in Buffalo, New York; the surrender of Mariupol; the explosion in Havana, Cuba; the fire in New Delhi, India; and the wildfires in Siberia, New Mexico and California.

May 17: War in Ukraine; in the early hours Ukrainian troops holed up in the besieged port of Mariupol began evacuating, ceding control to Russia after months of bombardment. They held out for 82 days, buying time for the rest of Ukraine to battle Russian forces and secure Western arms needed to withstand Russia’s assault. It was a significant defeat for Ukraine. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Sri Lanka has run out of petrol (Neptune). The government is unable to raise dollars (Jupiter-house 2) to pay for three shipments of oil (Neptune), with the ships (Jupiter) waiting outside the Colombo harbor for payments before discharging their cargoes. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; progressed Jupiter was semisquare Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

After 30 years MacDonald’s (Neptune) is exiting Russia due to Moscow’s invasion (Mars) of Ukraine. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Sun, square Venus and semisquare Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

May 16: War in Ukraine; Russian forces target civilian and military sites in multiple towns in the Donetsk region; at least 100 Ukrainian nationals are killed; Russia continues its artillery and air attacks on Mariupol and the Azovstal steelworks; and the Ukrainian army still controls about 10 percent of the eastern region of Luhansk despite heavy Russian attacks. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon and sextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

May 15: War in Ukraine; the battle rages for Donbas; white, brightly burning munitions cascade down on the Azovstal steel works in Mariupol in what looks like a phosphorus or incendiary weapons attack; and Finland and Sweden officially announce their intentions to join NATO (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

There was a major cryptocurrency meltdown during the past week. On May 12 Forbes reported that a huge crash wipes out the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB, XRP, Cardano, Solana, Terra’s Luna and Avalanche. Prices slumped to levels not seen since late 2020. On May 14 a complete wipeout in Terra blockchain’s native token LUNA saw Indian exchanges delist it from their platforms. LUNA tanked to merely a few decimal cents from its peak of $118. Indian crypto speculators and investors with LUNA in their portfolios had their holdings wiped out in a matter of hours. The crash was blamed on rising interest rates (Jupiter), inflation (Neptune) and Russia’s war in Ukraine (Mars). Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Neptune in the sky.

May 14: War in Ukraine; Ukraine says Russian troops are pulling back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv, but continuing their offensive in the east; Ukrainian forces are on the counteroffensive near the Russian-held town of Izium; Zelenskyy says ‘very complex (Uranus) negotiations’ are under way with Russia to get fighters out of the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol; Russia suspends electricity supplies to Finland amid tensions over its expected NATO bid; the G7 group of nations (Pluto) vow to reinforce Russia’s economic and political isolation, continue to supply weapons to Ukraine and tackle what Germany’s foreign minister describes as a ‘wheat war’ being waged by Moscow; and Ukraine’s Kalusch Orchestra wins Eurovision with the folk hip hop song, ‘Stefania’. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky.

The UN Security Council condemns the killing of veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh and calls for an immediate probe into her death. Her shooting death (Venus-Mars) while covering an Israeli military raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank has caused a surge of anger (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.  

There’s a covid-19 state of emergency in North Korea. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

In New Delhi, India, at least 27 people die in a fire (Mars) in a four-storey building. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle. Mars and Neptune are in house 8 (death) of India’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart.

At least 10 people are killed in a hate-crime (Mars) shooting (Mars) in Buffalo, New York. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle. Mars and Neptune are in house 1 (the people) of America’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart.

Abortion rights groups (Mars-Pluto) rally in cities across America. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

May 13: War in Ukraine; rocket attacks intensify on Ukraine’s central Poltava region; Russian forces have likely taken control of all Rubizhne and Voevodivka in the Luhansk region; the Russian military target villages in the east near Donetsk, Lyman, Bakhmut and Kurakhiv; and Ukraine says it forces have damaged a Russian navy ship in the Black Sea.

And Israeli forces attack mourners (Saturn-house 8) who attempt to walk with Abu Akleh’s coffin in occupied East Jerusalem. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

The Supreme Court of Canada (Jupiter-house 9) rules that defendants accused of violent crimes (Mars) such as homicide and sexual assault (Mars) can use self-induced extreme intoxication (Mars) as a defense, striking down a federal law supported by women's advocacy groups. The court said a 1995 law (Jupiter-house 9) that prohibits the defense was unconstitutional and violated Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. At issue was whether defendants accused of a violent crime in a criminal court can raise extreme intoxication – known as ‘non-mental disorder automatism’ – as a defense. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

In New Delhi, India, at least 27 people die in a fire (Mars) in a four-storey building. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle. Mars and Neptune are in house 8 (death) of India’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart.

March 12: War in Ukraine; Ukrainian forces keep up their counterattack in the north of Kharkiv; Russia’s bombardment of Mariupol continues; there’s renewed fighting in the Black Sea; Ukraine says it has damaged a navy logistics ship (Jupiter) there; and Finland and Sweden want to join NATO.

And North Korea reports (for the first time) a covid-19 (Saturn) outbreak (Mars); and fires three ballistic missiles (Mars) towards the sea off its east coast.

And a swift-moving wildfire (Mars) in Orange County, California, has torched at least 20 upscale mansions (Jupiter); and in New Mexico the largest wildfire in US history has burned around 170 homes and continues to threaten communities and businesses. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Neptune in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

March 11: War in Ukraine; Russian forces shell the border regions of Sumy and Chernihiv and continue to attack the Kharkiv region and the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol; Ukraine strikes Russian air defences and resupply vessels in the western Black Sea; and according to the head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine the civilian death toll in Ukraine is ‘thousands higher’ than the official United Nations figure of 3,381.

And veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (Venus) is shot (Mars) and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is July 11, 2022; Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

May 10: War in Ukraine; Ukrainian forces launch a counter-offensive north of Kharkiv recapturing villages from Russian troops; and missiles hit Odessa. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

May 9: War in Ukraine; fighting rages in the east as Russian forces continue their assault on the Luhansk region’s main city of Severodonetsk; and Japan’s PM says Tokyo will ban Russian crude oil (Neptune) imports ‘in principle,’ as part of a Group of Seven (G7) campaign to counter Russia’s invasion. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Sri Lanka thousands of protestors (Uranus) defy a curfew to attack government figures and set ablaze (Mars) homes, shops and businesses belonging to ruling party lawmakers and provincial politicians. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is evacuated by heavily armed troops. Five protestors are killed and over 200 injured. There’s a people’s uprising (Uranus-house 1) taking place as the nation battles its worst economic crisis in history. Progressed Mars was parallel Midheaven in Sri Lanka’s Mars cycle chart; and progressed Uranus was inconjunct Midheaven in Sri Lanka’s Uranus cycle chart – Uranus is conjunction Moon in house 1. In Sri Lanka’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart Mars is conjunction Neptune in house 8 (debt crisis and death).

China’s armed forces carry out another round of exercises near Taiwan from May 6-9. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Nigerian airlines (Neptune) suspend all domestic flights over a fourfold increase (Jupiter) in jet fuel prices. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was sextile Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

US stocks (house 5) and global markets tumble to a 13 month low (Saturn) as investors (Neptune-house 8) are increasingly worried (Saturn) about inflation (Neptune), the war in Ukraine (Mars) and China’s covid-19 lockdowns (Saturn-Pluto). Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Neptune and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

In the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins the presidency and the nation is polarized. 

May 8: War in Ukraine; fighting rages in eastern Ukraine; around 60 people are killed after a bomb (Mars) hits a school; America imposes more sanctions on Russian media, financing and elites; and the G7 announce a fresh round of sanctions on Russia and commits to phasing out its dependence on Russian energy (Neptune). Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Ireland Sinn Fein wins an historic election victory.

Mars conjunction Jupiter in the sky starts.

May 7: War in Ukraine; Russian forces continue their ground assault on the Azovstal steel plant with air support as all women, children and elderly civilians (Moon) are evacuated. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

Afghanistan’s supreme leader (Pluto) orders the country’s women to cover their faces in public. It’s one of the harshest restrictions imposed on women since the Taliban seized power. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

North Korea fires a submarine-launched ballistic missile (Mars) into the sea off the east coast of the peninsula. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

At least eight people have died in fires (Mars) in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk in eastern Russia where flames have ripped through villages and high winds have hampered efforts to extinguish the blazes; and the second largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history is raging out of control. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

May 6: War in Ukraine; the Kremlin denies that its forces are storming the Azovstal steelworks and says humanitarian corridors are currently operating there; and the US is sending Ukraine a new $150 million package (Jupiter) of military equipment. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

Sri Lanka’s president declares a state of emergency (Mars) for the second time in five weeks, giving security forces (Saturn-house 6) sweeping powers as a nationwide strike (Uranus) by angry (Mars) demonstrators cripples the country. After weeks of unrest (Uranus) shops closed and public transport was halted by the strike action which brought the nation of 22 million people to a standstill. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.  

In Havana, Cuba a massive explosion (Mars) at a five-star hotel blamed on a gas leak (Neptune) kills at least 26 people and injures many others.  Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle.

May 5: War in Ukraine; the battle for the Azovstal steelworks continues; a new UN humanitarian convey (Pluto) is on its way to rescue civilians; and international donors pledge $6.5bn (Jupiter) to support Ukraine. Progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

In Israel at least three people are killed in a terror – stabbing – attack near Tel Aviv. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Turkey’s official inflation rate (cost of living) (Neptune) spiralled to nearly 70 percent in April. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.  

The World Health Organization puts the global covid-19 death toll at nearly 15 million more than double the official number of 6.2 million.

In one of their sharpest U-turns ever (Uranus) US stocks plunge (house 5-Saturn) wiping out all of the previous day’s gains. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction and parallel Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

May 4: War in Ukraine; Russia launches major assaults in Ukraine’s east and on the steelworks in Mariupol. Progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle.

North Korea fires a ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast. It’s the country’s 14th known weapons test this year. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle.

In America inflation (Neptune) is at its highest in 40 years; prices (Jupiter) and the cost of living are rising; the Federal Reserve (house 2) hikes interest rates by half a percentage point; and stock markets (house 5) soar. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon, semisextile Neptune and conjunction Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

In America the death toll (house 8) from covid-19 (Saturn-house 6) surpasses one million. Progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Progressed Moon inconjunct progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart starts.

May 3: War in Ukraine; Russia unleashes rockets on the steel works in Mariupol after a ceasefire broke down with some civilians still trapped despite a UN-brokered evacuation. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

May 2-3: Portico posts a leaked draft indicating the US Supreme Court (Jupiter-house 9) plans to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling which legalized abortion. Chief Justice Roberts describes the leak (Uranus) as ‘a singular and egregious breach’ and asks the Marshal of the Supreme Court to launch an investigation. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction and parallel Uranus (protests) in the Jupiter cycle.

May 2: Mars conjunction Neptune in the sky starts > Mars conjunction Pluto in the sky ignited the Russia-Ukraine conflict > Mars conjunction Saturn in the sky brought death, destruction, misery and a new age exodus > what’s next? Oil used as a weapon of war, an energy crisis, rapidly rising inflation? Armies will be on the move; firefighters will be kept busy.

May 1: War in Ukraine; Russia carries out missile attacks across southern and eastern Ukraine; a new runway at Odesa’ main airport is destroyed; Ukraine’s second city Kharkiv is hit by Russian shelling; and attacks on Mariupol continue as a few civilians are evacuated.

May Day marches around the globe with workers (Saturn) protesting (Uranus) and demanding higher pay.  Some violence is reported. Progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Uranus in the Sun cycle.

April 30: War in Ukraine; Russia steps up its offensive and claims to have hit 17 military targets destroying 23 armoured vehicles and killing more than 200 Ukrainians.  By now claims by both sides are impossible to verify.  Propaganda and misinformation is widespread.

April 29: War in Ukraine; fighting rages in the east with heavy losses on both sides; the last fighters continue to hold out in Mariupol; the US is to send $33 billion (Jupiter) in aid (Jupiter) to help Kyiv; and NATO is ready to maintain its support for Ukraine for years, including helping Kyiv to shift from Soviet-era weapons to modern Western arms and systems. Progressed Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was conjunction Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

In Afghanistan a powerful explosion (Mars) kills more than 50 worshippers (Jupiter) at a Kabul mosque. Progressed Mars was square Venus in the Mars cycle.

April 28: War in Ukraine; Russia steps up its assaults on eastern and southern Ukraine; missiles hit Kyiv as UN chief Antonio Guterres visits for talks with Zelensky; and Vladimir Putin threatens (Pluto) ‘lightning-fast’ retaliation against any Western countries that intervene on Ukraine’s behalf. Progressed Mars was square Venus and sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle.  

April 27: War in Ukraine: Russia halts (Pluto) gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland. Progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupting global food supplies the US is to provide $670m (Jupiter) in global food (Moon) aid (Jupiter). Progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle.  

The Central African Republic is the second country in the world to adopt Bitcoin (Jupiter-Uranus) as an official currency (house 2). Progressed Jupiter was parallel Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

The UN reports that measles cases (Mars) have surged by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year adding that the rise in cases is a forewarning of the likely outbreaks of other diseases. Progressed Mars conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart starts September 19, 2022.

April 26: Day 62 of war in Ukraine; UN chief Antonio Guterres meets with Vladimir Putin and describes their talk (Jupiter) as ‘frank’; Germany’s government authorizes the supply of 50 anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine; Russia is to cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria; and tensions surge as Moldova’s breakaway region of Transdniestria says it has been targeted by a series of attacks. Progressed Mars was semisquare Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle.

April 25: Day 61 of war in Ukraine; high-precision Russian missiles (Mars) strick nine Ukrainian military targets; Russian forces attempt to storm the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol; and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Western weapons sent to Ukraine ‘will be a legitimate target’ for the Russian military and warns of world war 3. Progressed Mars was semisextile Mars and semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

According to a report by a leading Swedish defence think-tank global military expenditure (Mars-Jupiter) has reached an all-time high, passing $2 trillion in 2021, as spending increased (Jupiter) for the seventh consecutive year. Progressed Mars was semisquare Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Elon Musk buys Twitter (Neptune) for $44 billion (Jupiter). Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; Mars was semisquare Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and Jupiter was parallel Moon and Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

April 24: Day 60 of war in Ukraine; Russia drops bombs on the steelworks in Mariupol; Zelensky keeps calling for more weapons; the UN refugee agency says 5,163,686 Ukrainians have fled Ukraine; and Pope Francis (Jupiter) joins others and calls for a truce marking Orthodox Easter, but Russia continues its attack. Progressed Mars was semisquare Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Emmanuel Macron – with progressed Sun square (obstacle) birth chart Uranus and progressed Midheaven (getting the job) trine (luck) Moon and sextile (opportunity) birth chart Uranus in his chart – defeats Marine Le Pen – with progressed Sun in house 12 (disappointment) parallel birth chart Uranus; progressed Mercury square (obstacle) birth chart Mars in house 10; and progressed Mars semisquare (friction) birth chart Midheaven in her chart – to win the French Presidential election. The result revealed that political discontentment (Uranus) is rife in France but a collective sigh of relief went up around the world. You can see their charts here  

April 23: Day 59 of war in Ukraine; fierce fighting is raging in two eastern Ukrainian regions; the cities of Rubizhne and Severodonetsk are under ‘round-the-clock shelling’; Russia resumes its assault on the last Ukrainian defenders holed up in a giant steel works in Mariupol days after Moscow declared victory in the southern port city; and at least five people are killed and 18 injured in a missile strike on Ukraine’s southern port city of Odesa. Progressed Mars was trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

In Argentina thousands of farmers (Saturn) protest (Uranus) against the president’s policies to contain food prices (Jupiter) to curb rampant inflation (Neptune). Jupiter was conjunction Neptune and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

Progressed Moon semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart ends

April 22: Day 58 of war in Ukraine; Ukrainian fighters cling to their last stronghold in Mariupol; about 120,000 civilians are blocked from leaving; satellite images of a mass grave prove that Russians are burying bodies to hide the toll; Russian forces capture 42 villages in the eastern Donetsk region; they’re advancing towards Kramatorsk; the mayor of Kharkiv says the city is under intense bombardment; and Russia imposes travel bans on Kamala Harris (Sun), Mark Zuckerberg and 27 other prominent Americans (Sun). 

And more than 100 people are killed in an explosion (Mars) at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Sun and trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

In 2020 guns (Mars) overtook car crashes to become the leading cause of death for US children and teenagers (house 5) according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows over 4,300 young Americans died of firearm-related injuries in 2020. Mars in house 1 of America’s chart has progressed to house 5.

April 21: Day 57 of war in Ukraine; Putin claims victory and the ‘liberation’ of Mariupol; America calls it disinformation; Zelenskyy says Russia controls most of the port city, but Ukrainian troops remain stationed there; the governor of Luhansk says Russia controls 80 percent of the eastern region; and US President Joe Biden announces a new $800m military aid package (Jupiter) for Ukraine, saying it would help Kyiv in the fight against Russian forces in the Donbas region. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Sun and trine Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

An explosion at a Shi’ite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif is one of a series of blasts around the country that kill at least 33 people and injure many others. Islamic State claims responsibility. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Sun and trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

Mars conjunction Saturn in the sky ends

April 20: Day 56 of war in Ukraine; Russian forces seize Kreminna, an administrative centre of 18,000 people in Luhansk; they fail to take the towns of Rubizhne and Sievierodonetsk; Ukrainian troops in Mariupol won’t surrender; and Russia successfully tests the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Sun in the Mars cycle.  

A measles outbreak is sweeping through Liberia. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 19: Day 55 of war in Ukraine; the battle for Donbas starts; Russia is dropping bombs on the steel plant in Mariupol; Russia demands that Ukrainian forces holed up there surrender; Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says Russia handed over 60 soldiers and 16 civilians to Kyiv in the fifth such exchange of prisoners of war; UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for a four-day humanitarian pause to allow civilians (Moon) to leave and humanitarian aid to reach conflict areas; and the US, Canada, UK and Germany pledge more military assistance (Mars) to Ukraine.

Israeli warplanes launch an attack (Mars) in the Gaza Strip targeting a weapons manufacturing site (Mars) belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian group that administers the coastal enclave; and two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) blow up outside the Abdul Rahim Shaheed high school in western Kabul killing at least six people and wounding 17. Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was semisextile Moon in the Mars cycle.

Australia has a panic attack (Saturn) when China says it has signed a wide-ranging security pact (Saturn) with the Solomon Islands, just hours after the United States announced it was sending officials to the South Pacific nation. Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating progressed Mars parallel birth chart Saturn; and Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 18: Day 54 of war in Ukraine; Russian forces launch a barrage of attacks on targets across Ukraine; multiple explosions are reported in the western and southern regions of Lviv and Dnipropetrovsk; and two British fighters captured in Ukraine appear on Russian state TV (Pluto) asking to be exchanged for a pro-Kremlin politician who is being held by the Ukrainian authorities. Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was square Pluto in the Sun cycle.

April 17: Day 53 of war in Ukraine; 2,500 Ukrainian fighters (Mars) hold up in Mariupol refuse to surrender to Russian forces.

And North Korea successfully tests a new weapon (Mars), which it says will significantly enhance its tactical nuclear capabilities (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Tensions flare as Israeli police (Mars) raid the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound (Jupiter) in East Jerusalem for a second time with at least 19 people injured. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and Mars conjunction Jupiter in the sky is weeks away.

April 16: Day 52 of war in Ukraine; one way to infuriate a dictator is to sink the flagship of his Black Sea Fleet; Russia in revenge attacks intensifies its bombardment of Ukrainian cities; Zelensky says eliminating Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol will put an end to talks; Russia bans UK officials including Boris Johnson from entering Russia; and Moscow formally warns the US of ‘unpredictable consequences’ if it and its allies keep supplying weapons to Ukraine. Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

As events unfold in Ukraine the destructive – savage and brutal – energy potential of Mars conjunction Saturn in the sky is revealed.

The flooding in South Africa is the worst natural disaster in the nation’s history... and it’s raining again; and in the Philippines the death toll from floods and landslides rises to 115. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 15: Day 51 of war in Ukraine; explosions rumble across Mariupol where dwindling Ukrainian forces are holed up as Russia tries to take full control of its biggest city yet; air raid sirens blare and powerful explosions are heard in Kyiv as Russia responds to the sinking Moskva missile cruiser by Ukraine; a second village in Russia’s Belgorod region has come under fire from Ukraine; according to Kyiv’s police chief more than 900 civilians have been shot and killed in towns around the capital; Zelensky keeps asking for more aid; and Russia and Ukraine agree to a prisoners’ swap in the southern region of Kherson. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

The war in Ukraine has reshaped the security of Europe. Mars was conjunction Saturn in house 1 of most European country’s Mars-Saturn conjunction chart.

Israeli forces (Mars) raid the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem with medics reporting at least 158 Palestinians injured in the ensuing violence (Mars) as hundreds were detained. It was the most serious violence at the holy site (Jupiter) in nearly a year. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

April 14: Day 50 of war in Ukraine; Russia’s Black Sea fleet flagship, the Moskva missile cruiser (Mars-Jupiter), sinks in stormy seas (Saturn) following a major fire (Mars) onboard; Ukraine claims it was hit by two anti-ship cruise missiles (Mars); it’s the biggest naval (Mars-house 9) loss (Saturn) since the second world war; and Russia is preparing for an all-out assault on Mariupol. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Pluto (drastic events) in the Pluto cycle was square Jupiter (ships).

In South Africa the death toll from ‘unprecedented floods’ (Saturn-Uranus) climbs to 341. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

April 13: Day 49 of war in Ukraine; the bombing of Kharkiv increases significantly; Russia is moving troops to the eastern Donbas region; Polish President Andrzej Duda calls the war in Ukraine ‘terrorism’; the US announces a new $800m military aid package (Jupiter) for Ukraine, including weapons, ammunition, armoured personnel carriers and helicopters; and Russia imposes sanctions (Saturn) on 398 members of the US Congress (house 11).

And the death toll from rain-fuelled landslides and floods (Saturn) in the Philippines rises to 58. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

April 12: Day 48 of war in Ukraine: Putin says Russia will continue its offensive in Ukraine; Russian forces continue to bombard Mariupol; it’s estimated that 21,000 residents of the city have been killed; and the UN demands an independent investigation into allegations that Russian forces have raped women and committed other forms of sexual violence. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

In late March following a recent uptick in murders El Salvador invoked a state of emergency (Mars). Since then police and military officers (Mars) have arrested 10,094 terrorists in 17 days. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

A wave of hate speech and violence (Mars) by mobs of right-wing Hindus celebrating the Hindu festival of Ram Navmi (Jupiter) sweeps across India. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) condemns the war in Ukraine (Mars) saying it is leaving in its wake abominations such as the massacre of civilians which are marks of the ‘the forces of evil’. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Consumer prices (house 2) in America are rising (Jupiter) at their fastest pace since 1981. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

April 11: Day 47 of war in Ukraine; Russia is bombarding Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine; Ukraine pleads for more weapons from the West to help it end the siege of Mariupol and fend off an expected Russian offensive in the east; Russia says it will not pause its military operation for subsequent rounds of negotiations and that the US and Britain are helping Ukraine prepare fake claims about the alleged persecution of civilians in an attempt to smear Russia; and UN Women chief says her agency is concerned about increasing reports of rape (Mars) and the risk of human trafficking. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

A Palestinian teenager dies after being shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Jenin making him the fourth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli soldiers (Mars) in two days. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

April 10: Day 46 of war in Ukraine; Russian forces pound targets in eastern Ukraine with missiles and artillery; there are mounting civilian casualties (Moon) in the war (Mars); tens of thousands of people are unable to evacuate; and Moscow repeatedly denies targeting civilians. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and Moon is square Mars and Saturn in the Mars-Saturn conjunction chart.

Amid a deepening economic crisis (Saturn) thousands of people rally in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, demanding ‘total system change’ (Uranus) and calling for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his powerful brothers to quit politics. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Saturn in the Sun cycle.

In the French presidential election Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen qualify for the April 24 runoff. You can see their charts here

April 9: Day 45 of war in Ukraine; Russia is stepping up its offensive in eastern Ukraine; civilians in the Luhansk region are told to flee immediately; Boris Johnson visits Zelensky in Kyiv; and Britain announces more financial and military aid. Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (Sun) is ousted from power after losing a no-confidence vote in his leadership. Progressed Sun was square birth chart Moon and progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Sun in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Mercury in the Sun cycle.

Iran adds 24 United States officials and people to its blacklist of sanctioned individuals (Saturn) over charges of ‘terrorism’ and violations of human rights (Aquarius) of the Iranian people. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

April 8: Day 44 of war in Ukraine; a train station is bombed (Mars) in eastern Ukraine killing at least 52 people and injuring hundreds; world leaders condemn the bombing; Ukraine’s southern city of Odesa imposes a weekend curfew over a Russian ‘missile strike threat’; the European Union formally adopts new sanctions against Russia, including bans on the import of coal (Saturn), wood (Saturn) and chemicals (Neptune); and Russia is near total isolation (house 12) on the world stage. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

The United States expresses concern about reports by two leading human rights groups (Pluto) who accused armed forces (Mars) from Ethiopia’s Amhara region of waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing (Uranus-Pluto) and unlawful detention against ethnic Tigrayans during a war that has killed thousands of civilians and displaced more than a million. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

The foreign exchange and economic crisis in Sri Lanka is sparing no one as the rupee plummets. Savings (house 2) are evaporating, businesses are closing and the poor struggle. It’s the country’s worst economic downturn in decades. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng is convicted by a US jury (house 9) of corruption charges (Neptune-Pluto) related to his role in helping loot hundreds of millions of dollars from Malaysia’s 1MDB development fund. The charges stem from one of the biggest financial scandals (Jupiter-Neptune) in history. Jupiter was conjunction and parallel Neptune in the sky.

In March the Ukraine war led to a ‘giant leap’ in food prices (Jupiter) to another record high. According to the UN Food Prices Index food prices jumped nearly 13% their highest since records began 60 years ago. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Pluto and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

April 7: Day 43 of war in Ukraine; the eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk are seeing the worst of the fighting after Russian forces withdrew from around Kyiv; the United Nations General Assembly (Pluto) suspends Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over reports of ‘gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights’ in Ukraine, prompting Moscow to quit the body; and the United States Congress votes overwhelmingly to suspend normal trade relations (Jupiter-house 9) with Russia and ban the importation of Russian oil (Neptune). Mars was conjunction Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction and parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle

The United States Senate (house 11) confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the US Supreme Court (Jupiter-house 9), making her the first Black woman (Uranus) in the nation’s history to serve on its highest court. Jupiter was conjunction and parallel Neptune in the sky.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court (Jupiter-house 9) rules that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to dissolve parliament was unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to return. Jupiter was conjunction and parallel Neptune in the sky.

Yemen’s president sacks his deputy and transfers his own powers to a presidential council, as Saudi Arabia announces billions of dollars in aid (Jupiter) and urges him to begin talks with the Houthis to end the country’s devastating war (Mars). Mars was conjunction Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Shanghai’s lockdown (Pluto) brings China’s biggest city (house 4) to a halt with livelihoods under strain as restaurateurs (house 6) and other small business owners (house 10) struggle (Saturn) to survive. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Torrential rain and flooding (Saturn) in Colombia’s mountainous, northwestern province of Antioquia kill at least 10 people with 17 missing. Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

April 6: Day 42 of war in Ukraine; Russian artillery pounds Mariupol and other cities; vast swaths of Mariupol are reduced to rubble > the humanitarian situation there worsens; civilian killings in Bucha are condemned as war crimes > Mars and Saturn are in house 12 (crime) of Russia’s Mars-Saturn conjunction chart; the US, EU and UK impose new and tougher sanctions on Russian banks and elites; and a recent survey by the Levada suggests more than 80 percent of Russians support the country’s attack on Ukraine. Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus and semisextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In Sudan tens of thousands of protestors (Uranus) march in the capital Khartoum and other towns to mark the third anniversary of the fall of former President Omar al-Bashir and reject the recent power grab by the generals (Mars) that ousted him. Since then, the military has not appointed a prime minister while the economy has deteriorated amid a suspension of foreign aid (Jupiter-house 8). Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus and semisextile Pluto the Mars cycle.

Violent storms (Mars-Saturn) with hail and strong winds tear across the southern United States causing death, destruction and leaving 50,000 homes without power (Uranus). Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

April 5: Day 41 of war in Ukraine; global outrage continues over Bucha massacre; Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Spain expel a total of 73 Russian diplomats; heavy fighting continues in Mariupol > the mayor says that 90% of the city has been destroyed (Mars); Ukraine’s general staff say Russian forces attacked the southern city of Mykolaiv with cluster munitions banned by the Geneva Convention; Russia is shifting its focus to the south and east of Ukraine; the United States will provide an additional $100 million (Jupiter) in security assistance (Saturn) to Ukraine; and the US Treasury halts dollar debt payments from Russian accounts at US banks (Jupiter-house 2). Saturn was conjunction Mars in the sky; progressed Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was semisextile Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

And the US, UK and Australia add hypersonic weapons (Mars) to their AUKUS security pact (Saturn). Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

April 4: Day 40 of war in Ukraine: there’s global outrage (Mars) as the evidence mounts of atrocities (Mars-Pluto) against civilians (Moon) by Russian forces; mass graves are found near Kyiv; world leaders condemn the killings and call for an independent investigation; Joe Biden calls for Vladimir Putin to face war crimes trial; France and Germany expel Russian diplomatic staff; Lithuania expels its Russian ambassador; and heavy fighting continues in Mariupol. Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating progressed Mars parallel birth chart Saturn, birth chart Uranus and progressed Pluto > start date was March 2 > peak power date was March 28; and Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn and parallel Uranus in the sky. Mars and Saturn are square Moon – planet of the everyday people and civilians – in their in-sky conjunction chart.

Aid agencies say that West Africa is facing its worst food crisis (Moon-house 6) on record driven by conflict, (Mars) drought, (Saturn) and the impact of the war in Ukraine (Mars) on food prices and availability (Jupiter). Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

There’s political turmoil (Sun) in Pakistan as Prime Minister Imran Khan blocks an attempt to oust him and the country’s top court (Jupiter) adjourns a decision on the legality (Jupiter) of his actions. Mars was parallel Uranus and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

The major Chinese financial centre of Shanghai extends restrictions (house 12) on transportation (house 3) after a day of intensive city-wide covid testing (Saturn) saw new cases surge to more than 13,000, with no end to the lockdown in sight. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

According to a United Nations landmark report (Uranus) on stopping global warming (Mars-Saturn) and ensuring a ‘liveable future’ humanity has less than three years to halt the rise of planet-warming carbon emissions and less than a decade to slash them almost in half. Mars was conjunction Saturn and parallel Uranus in the sky. Progressed Mars conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart starts September 9, 2022.   

April 3: Day 39 of war in Ukraine; the intensity of Russian air and missile strikes decreases as Moscow continues its withdrawal from the north of Ukraine; burned out tanks and corpses litter the streets of Bucha a suburb of Kyiv; Ukraine’s prosecutor-general says the bodies of 410 civilians have been recovered from areas in the wider Kyiv region; missile raids destroy the Kremenchug oil refinery in the Odesa region; shelling continues in the Donetsk region; and evacuation efforts from the besieged port city of Mariupol continue. Mars was conjunction Saturn and parallel Uranus in the sky.  

Protesters (Uranus) in Sri Lanka defy a curfew and take to the streets and cabinet ministers (house 8) resign en masse over the government’s handling of the worst economic crisis (Saturn) in decades. Mars was conjunction Saturn and parallel Uranus in the sky.  

In Ecuador at least 12 prisoners die and another 10 are injured during a gang confrontation (Mars-Pluto) at a prison (house 12); and in Sacramento, California, at least 6 people are killed and 12 wounded in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto). Progressed Moon was semisquare Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was parallel Uranus in the sky.

Torrential rains (Saturn) across Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state trigger flash floods (Saturn-Uranus) and landslides (Saturn) killing at least eight people and leaving 13 missing. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

April 2: Day 38 of war in Ukraine; Ukraine seizes back all areas around Kyiv, claiming complete control of the capital region for the first time since Russia launched the invasion; dead civilians lay scattered over the streets of the country town of Bucha three days after the invading Russian army pulled back from its abortive advance on Kyiv; and Carla Del Ponte, the former chief prosecutor of United Nations war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, calls for an international arrest warrant to be issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mars was conjunction Saturn and parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was inconjunct and Sun and sesquisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

A massive fire (Mars) in Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa tears through the main market destroying hundreds of businesses. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

Australia formally signs a trade deal (Jupiter) with India, with the two nations signalling an intention to forge closer trade ties. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

April 1: Day 37 of war in Ukraine; huge battles are being fought to the north and east of Kyiv; Ukraine recaptures more territory around Kyiv as Russian soldiers retreat; the struggle to escape Mariupol continues; and a total of 6,266 people are evacuated from Ukrainian cities through humanitarian corridors. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

Sri Lanka’s president declares a state of emergency (Mars), giving sweeping powers (Sun) to security forces (Saturn-house 6) a day after hundreds tried to storm his house in anger (Mars) over an unprecedented economic crisis (Saturn). Mars was conjunction Saturn and parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

The warring sides in Yemen’s seven-year conflict (Mars) agree to a two-month nationwide truce (Saturn), starting with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (Jupiter); and the M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo declares a unilateral ceasefire after several days of clashes with the army (Mars-house 6). It is seeking dialogue (Mercury) with the government (Sun) and has withdrawn (Saturn) its troops (Mars) from the combat zone in order to avoid new confrontations with the Congolese army. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

For the first time (Uranus) workers (house 6) at an Amazon warehouse (house 6) in New York City vote to form the first union (Uranus-house 6) a victory for workers and a major setback for the nation’s second-largest private employer, which has invested heavily in thwarting union efforts in recent years. Uranus in house 6 of America’s Uranus cycle chart had progressed to form a sextile aspect with the Midheaven.

March 31: Day 36 of war in Ukraine; for the moment Russian forces have given up on Kiev > the in-sky Mar-Saturn conjunction is in house 12 of Russia’s Mars-Saturn conjunction chart; Russia is building up its troops (Mars-house 6) in the east of Ukraine; heavy shelling and missile strikes continue around Chernihiv; and Russian hackers (Neptune-Pluto) attempt to penetrate the networks of NATO according to Google’s threat analysis group. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

And Russia demands that oil and gas payments be made in roubles by Friday; Germany warns of a possible emergency if Russia cuts supplies; the US and Europe are fighting energy disruptions (Uranus); the rouble (house 2) has bounced back; US stocks (house 5) tumble wrapping up their first losing quarter since the pandemic bear market; oil prices plunge (Saturn) on news that the US will release up to 180 million barrels from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve; and inflation (Neptune) continues to surge across Europe’s biggest economies. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Police (Mars) in Sri Lanka impose a curfew in the country’s capital following clashes (Mars) with protesters (Uranus) who try to storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence amid a worsening economic crisis that has resulted in 13-hour-long rolling blackouts (Uranus). Mars was conjunction Saturn and parallel Uranus in the sky.

In Mali a surge in attacks since early March by an Islamic State affiliate has left hundreds of civilians dead. UN peacekeeping forces have been deployed to the country’s tri-border with Burkina Faso and Niger. Mars was conjunction Pluto and Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Moon in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Mars in the Sun cycle.

With gang violence (Mars-Pluto) plaguing Mexico the severed heads of six men are discovered atop a car in a town in southwestern Mexico with a sign warning others they could face the same fate. Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating major aspects progressed Mars parallel birth chart Uranus and progressed Pluto; Mars was parallel Uranus in the sky and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Moon in the Mars cycle.

In Sudan a protester (Uranus) is killed as thousands rally against last year’s military coup (Mars-Pluto) and worsening living conditions (Saturn). Mars was conjunction Saturn and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Moon in the Mars cycle.

In Afghanistan a dire economic situation (Saturn) sees children dying of starvation as millions of Afghans struggle to put food on their tables and people are selling (Jupiter) babies and young girls to survive. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

In Kenya the country’s top court (house 9-Jupiter) declares controversial constitutional changes (house 9) proposed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his allies illegal. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Farmers (Saturn) in largely desert Jordan and the second most water-scarce (Moon-Saturn) country in the world are battling (Mars) the consequences of water scarcity (Moon-Saturn) due to climate change – inconsistent rainfall and higher temperatures – and an unexpected increase of violence migrants (Mars) escaping the civil war in Syria. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

March 30: Day 35 of war in Ukraine; there are reports of heavy shelling along the front line in the eastern Donetsk region; Russia announces a ceasefire in Mariupol to evacuate civilians; Kyiv accuses Moscow of illegally deporting at least 15,000 Mariupol residents to Russia under the guise of evacuation; Moscow says one of the aims of its military campaign is to ‘liberate’ largely Russian-speaking places such as Mariupol; Russian forces have begun to pull out of the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power site after seizing control of the facility on February 24; the United Nations says more than four million people have fled Ukraine amid Russia’s offensive; the UK tightens sanctions targeting Russian oligarchs’ jets and yachts; and a cyberattack (Mars-Pluto) targeting a satellite network used by Ukraine’s government and military agencies knocks tens of thousands of broadband internet users across Europe offline. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Moon in the Mars cycle.

March 29: Day 34 of war in Ukraine; Russia continues its missile and bomb strikes in an attempt to completely destroy infrastructure and residential areas of Ukrainian cities; Russia says it has destroyed large ammunition depots in the Zhytomyr region and hit 41 Ukrainian military sites in the past 24 hours; Ukraine seizes back control of Irpin, near Kyiv; the eastern town of Trostyanets, south of Sumy, is back in Ukrainian hands; Russian soldiers who seized the Chernobyl site drove armoured vehicles without radiation protection through a highly toxic zone called the ‘Red Forest’; the UN human rights office says 1,119 civilians had been killed and 1,790 wounded since Russia began its attack; and the Mayor of Mariupol says nearly 5,000 people, including about 210 children, have been killed in the besieged city. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

At least 20 people are killed in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) in central Mexico in one of the deadliest attacks in recent years; and a gunman (Mars) in Israel kills at least five people in Bnei Brak, suburb of Tel Aviv, before being fatally shot. Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating major aspect progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto; and Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

US President Joe Biden signs into law (house 9-Jupiter) the first federal legislation (Uranus) that makes lynching a federal hate crime (Mars-Pluto) in the country after civil rights groups (Pluto) pushed for such a measure for more than a century. Mars was conjunction Saturn, Saturn was parallel Uranus and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

In Iowa state USA a series of bird flu outbreaks (Mars) in commercial flocks requires the killing of more than 1.5 million hens and turkeys (house 6). Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

A hack on blockchain project Ronan Bridge (Neptune) on March 23, is discovered. In one of the largest crypto industry (Jupiter) attacks hackers (Neptune-Pluto) stole about $590 million. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Heavy rains (Saturn) again drench east Australia triggering evacuation orders for thousands of flood-weary residents for the second time this month with authorities warning the intense weather is likely to persist for the next 24 hours. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

A sub-variant of the highly transmissible Omicron version of coronavirus known as BA.2 is now dominant worldwide, prompting surges in many countries in Europe and Asia and raising concern over the potential for a new wave in the United States. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

March 28: Day 33 of war in Ukraine; Russia’s continues its full scale armed invasion; Ukrainian forces repulse seven attacks in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk; the refugee exodus continues; and the next round of face-to-face talks between Ukraine and Russia  begin in Turkey. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

The first-ever (Uranus) UN Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Climate Week starts (ends March 31) as one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change seeks ways to address its dire threat. About 600 million people, or 50 percent of MENA’s population, may be exposed to ‘super-extreme’ weather events (Saturn-Uranus) by 2100 at current projections raising questions about ‘human survivability’ in some areas. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

March 27: Day 32 of war in Ukraine; Ukrainian troops launch counterattacks against Russian forces in some areas around Kyiv; Russian forces take Slavutych, where workers at the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant live; Zelenskyy demands that the West provide a fraction of the military hardware in their stockpiles; more than 3.7 million people have fled Ukraine > around 90 percent are women (Venus) and children (house 5) and the UN estimates that another 6.5 million people are internally displaced. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

El Salvador’s Congress approves emergency powers (Mars) that temporarily suspended some constitutional protections after the Central American country recorded 62 criminal gang (Pluto) murders (on March 27). It was the most violent (Mars) 24-hour period since the end of the civil war in 1992. And two gunmen (Mars) kill two people and wound four others in a shooting spree (Mars) in central Israel before they were killed by police (Mars). Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

March 26: Day 31 of war in Ukraine; four rockets hit the western Ukrainian city of Lviv in the most significant attack on the city since the start of the war; European Union leaders urge Russia to fully respect its obligations under international law and abide by the recent order by the International Court of Justice (Jupiter-Saturn) that told Moscow to withdraw from Ukraine; the US is providing $100 million to Ukraine in civilian assistance; thousands of Russians march through Prague protesting (Uranus) Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine; and Spotify (Neptune) halts its services in Russia due to the country’s strict new censorship law, which it says puts its employees and possibly even listeners at risk. Mars was conjunction Saturn, Saturn was parallel Uranus and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Volodymyr Zelensky says Russia has been hit by ‘powerful blows’ and ‘significant losses’ causing it to shift its military strategy to focus on Donbas and with progressed Mercury trine (luck) birth chart Mars (Russia) in his chart he could be right.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen launches a military operation to stop Houthi attacks on its oil facilities and ‘protect global energy sources’. Yemen’s Houthi group then suspends missile and drone strikes on Saudi Arabia for three days, in a peace initiative it said could be a lasting commitment if the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen stopped air strikes and lifted port restrictions. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.

North Korea’s recent long-range intercontinental ballistic missile launch is the latest in a growing arms race (Mars) between North and South Korea. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.

The US, UK and Canada impose coordinated new sanctions (Saturn-Pluto) on Myanmar, focusing on senior military officials (Mars) and those linked to the arms trade. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

In Peru the government gives approval for the expansion of the Las Bambas copper mine and local community groups (Pluto) say they will take all necessary ‘legal and social’ measures to prevent the development of a second open pit copper mine called Chalcobamba. The Chinese-owned mine (Saturn-house 4) has been at the center of protests (Uranus) and road blockades (Uranus) since it started operations in 2016, which have caused it to frequently curtail its operations. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

March 25: Day 30 of war in Ukraine; Moscow signals it is scaling back (Saturn) its ambitions in Ukraine to focus on territory (house 4) claimed by Russian-backed separatists in the east as Ukrainian forces went on the offensive (Mars) to recapture towns outside the capital Kyiv. Military analysts say that Russia has reframed its war goals in Ukraine in a way that may make it easier for Putin to claim a face-saving victory despite a woeful campaign in which his army (Mars-house 6) has suffered humiliating setbacks (Saturn) and has been stalled for weeks outside Kyiv. Mars was conjunction Saturn in house 12 of Russia’s Mars-Saturn conjunction chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

The war grinds on. Not in Ukraine, but the ruinous war in Yemen. It started on March 25, 2015 with Mars conjunction Uranus in the sky when Saudi Arabia intervened to support Yemen’s government against the Houthi rebels, who had seized the capital, Sanaa. Since then, tens of thousands of people have been killed and about four million displaced, while two-thirds of the nearly 30 million population depend on humanitarian assistance to survive. There was a sharp escalation in the conflict in early 2022 with Mars conjunction Pluto in the sky with almost one person being killed or wounded every hour. And on March 25, 2022 a raging fire (Mars) is reported at an oil depot in the Saudi city of Jeddah with Yemen’s Houthi rebels acknowledging they had launched a series of drone and rocket attacks on the kingdom. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky. 

In a stunning – wow – moment (Uranus) Earth’s poles are undergoing simultaneous freakish extreme heat (Mars-Uranus) with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than average. The record heat-spike in Antarctica was set on Friday March 18. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

March 24: Day 29 of war in Ukraine; Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych says Russian troops do not have enough resources (Saturn) to push ahead with their offensive and this is leading to a slowdown (Saturn) in hostilities (Mars); Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says the EU needs to ‘crush’ Russia with sanctions over the war in Ukraine, which has turned into a ‘massacre’; the G7 are gathering evidence of war crimes; Ukraine’s neighbor Moldova maintains a military non-alignment over its fear (Saturn) of Russia, but signals its continued desire to be part of the European bloc; and Philip Morris International Inc. says it intends to leave the Russian market. And

At an unprecedented triple summit (Uranus) in Brussels, transatlantic alliance NATO, G7 rich nations and European leaders address the continent’s worst conflict since the 1990s Balkans wars. Western leaders pile on military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine and denounce Moscow’s invasion as ‘barbarism’. NATO announces plans for new combat units in four eastern European countries near Ukraine and agrees to help Ukraine protect itself against any chemical, biological or nuclear attacks. Washington and London increase aid, expand sanctions and are working to provide Kyiv with anti-ship missiles. And Justin Trudeau announces new sanctions against Russia and says Canada will continue to increase its defense spending. And

For the second time at the United Nations the 193-member General Assembly overwhelmingly isolates Russia over its invasion and votes to demand aid access and civilian protection in Ukraine. It criticizes Russia for creating a ‘dire’ humanitarian situation and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres blasts Russia’s ‘absurd war’. Five countries – Russia, Syria, North Korea, Eritrea and Belarus – voted against the resolution and China abstained. And

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says: ‘In many countries, violence (Mars) is wreaking more and more havoc, and that’s why there are more and more migrants; and it’s not a situation that is going to improve or slow down, not even in the years to come.’ And

North Korea tests a banned intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time since 2017. Japanese officials say it flew 1,100 km (684 miles) and fell in Japanese waters after flying for over an hour.

Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

March 23: Day 28 of war in Ukraine; Russian forces use long-range weapons fired from the sea to hit Ukrainian targets in the northwestern city of Rivne and the outskirts of Kyiv; and Western leaders are gathering in Brussels to plan (Saturn) more measures to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to halt his campaign. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky. And... 

NATO nations’ leaders agree to deploy four new battle groups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Mars was conjunction Saturn in house 1 of their Mars-Saturn conjunction charts.

The United States says it has assessed that members of Russia’s forces (Mars-house 6) have committed war crimes (Mars-Pluto) in Ukraine. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.

Poland’s Interior Minister says that Poland has ‘expelled 45 Russian spies (house 12) pretending (Neptune) to be diplomats (Jupiter)’. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

The ripple effects of the Russia-Ukraine war (Mars) are hitting developing nations like Zimbabwe hard (Saturn) as supplies of fuel (Neptune) and food (moon-house 6) are disrupted. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Vladimir Putin announces that Russia will start selling its gas (Neptune) to ‘unfriendly countries’ (house 7) in roubles (Jupiter-house 2). Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Food and medical supplies (house 6) onboard more than 100 foreign flagged ships (Jupiter) stuck in Ukraine due to the conflict (Mars) are running low (Saturn), with little progress on creating a maritime corridor (house 9) to allow them to sail away. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

And Zelensky tells the Japanese parliament; ‘The world is on the verge of many new crises. The environmental and food challenges are unprecedented.’ He got that right. Progressed Mars conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart starts September 9, 2022.

In Afghanistan the Taliban announces the closure (Saturn) of girls’ high schools (house 5). Female students above the sixth grade will not be able to attend school. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

March 22: Day 27 of war in Ukraine: Russian and Ukrainian forces are fighting in the streets of Mariupol; the city is under relentless shelling; Ukrainian forces regain control of the key Kyiv suburb of Makariv; Russia says the war is going to plan; America says Moscow has ‘failed’ to achieve its objectives; Emmanuel Macron keeps talking to Vladimir Putin; the UN refugee agency says 3.5 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion; and Moldova and Romania are getting the jitters. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and Venus in the Mars cycle.

Four Israelis are killed and several others wounded in a knife attack (Mars) outside the BIG shopping centre in Beersheba. The attacker was shot dead (Mars) by a bus driver. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.

On March 13 (with Mars conjunction Pluto in the sky and progressed Mars inconjunct Mercury in the Marts cycle) the Senegalese military launched an operation against rebels fighting for independence (Uranus) in the country’s Casamance region which borders Gambia. More than 6,000 people in Gambia and Senegal fled their homes following the flare-up in fighting.

Multiple tornadoes rip through parts of Texas and Oklahoma causing death, injury and widespread damage. The storm system (Saturn) was bringing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms with the risk of dangerous tornadoes and powerful winds. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

Russia’s most prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny is given nine years in a ‘strict regime penal colony’ in a fraud case (Neptune) rejected by most as a fabricated sham (Neptune). There’s no room for dissent (Uranus) in Putin’s Russia. Mars was square Uranus, Saturn was parallel Uranus, and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Neptune in the Pluto cycle.

March 21: Day 26 of war in Ukraine; Russia has failed to seize any major city or topple the government; its assault has stalled (Saturn) along most fronts, but shelling and missiles are causing devastation; Ukraine defies Russia’s demand for soldiers to lay down arms in Mariupol; the city is in ruins > laid waste by bombardment (Mars); hundreds of thousands of residents are facing catastrophe; Russia’s ruthless mercenaries (Pluto) like killing people; a missile strike hits Odessa – Ukraine’s Black Sea Port; a new curfew (Saturn) set to last from Monday to Wednesday is announced in Kyiv; Russia summons US Ambassador John Sullivan (house 5) telling him that Joe Biden’s calling Vladimir Putin a ‘war criminal’ (Mars-Pluto) pushed bilateral ties to the brink of collapse; the European Union (Pluto) approves a new defense strategy (Saturn) designed to increase the bloc’s capacity to act, including setting up a 5,000-strong rapid reaction force (Mars); Russia withdraws (Saturn) from peace treaty talks with Japan and freezes joint economic projects (Saturn) related to the disputed Kuril islands (Mars-house 4) due to sanctions imposed by Tokyo; a Russian court (Jupiter-house 9) labels Meta Platforms Inc (Neptune) an ‘extremist organisation’ (Uranus) banning its activities on Russian territory; and many anti-war Russians (Uranus) are flocking (Saturn) to Turkey. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and Venus in the Mars cycle.

The Biden administration declares that Myanmar’s military (Mars) has committed genocide (Uranus-Pluto?) against the Rohingya minority. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.

A plane (Gemini) carrying 132 people crashes (Mars) into a mountainous area in south China with no survivors. Mars was square Uranus in the sky.

Egypt’s pound (house 2) depreciates (Saturn) by almost 14 percent as foreign investors (house 8) pull out billions of dollars (Jupiter) from Egyptian treasury markets (house 5) following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The central bank also increases overnight interest rates by 100 basis points (Jupiter) in a surprise monetary policy meeting (Uranus) citing global inflationary pressures (Neptune) amplified by the war in Ukraine (Mars). The poor and middle class will bear the brunt of the rate increase.

And Lebanon’s central bank governor Riad Salameh Jupiter) is charged with illegal enrichment and money laundering (Neptune) during Lebanon’s economic meltdown.

And in Washington Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s (Jupiter-house 9) confirmation hearings begin.

Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus, Jupiter was conjunction Neptune, and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

March 20: Day 25 of war in Ukraine; fighting rages in Mariupol; Russian and Ukrainian forces fought for control of the city; many of its 400,000 residents remain trapped with little food, water and power; shelling hits Kyiv; Zelensky addresses the Israeli parliament questioning Israel’s reluctance to sell its Iron Dome missile defense system to Ukraine; and more than 3.3 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the invasion. Progressed Moon was semisquare Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.

A speeding (Mars) car (Uranus) slams into carnival revelers in a small village in southern Belgium, killing six people and leaving 10 with life-threatening injuries. Mars was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

It’s International Happiness Day and Finland is the happiest country on Earth.

March 19: Day 24 of war in Ukraine; the fighting is ongoing in Mariupol, the southern cities of Mykolaiv and Kherson, and the eastern town of Izyum; tanks and corpses are on the streets of Mariupol – it’s hell on Earth; Russia uses hypersonic Kinzhal (Dagger) missiles to destroy a large weapons depot in Ukraine’s western Ivano-Frankivsk region; Ukrainian forces push back Russian troops trying to surround Kyiv; Ukraine’s allies are delivering planeloads of weapons shipments to bolster its military capacity; Zelenskiy calls for comprehensive peace talks (Venus) with Moscow and urges Switzerland to do more to crack down on Russian oligarchs who are financing Putin’s war; China refuses to condemn Russia’s invasion and the US warns of consequences if Beijing supports Moscow; 30% of Ukraine’s economy has stopped working; Poland’s PM calls for a total trade ban between the EU and Russia; and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko reckons that Vladimir Putin is healthy, sane and in ‘better shape than ever‘. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury, trine Venus and square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Archaeologists (Uranus) discover five ancient tombs adorned with well-preserved paintings at a cemetery in Saqqara, just outside the Egyptian capital Cairo. Progressed Mars was square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

March 18: Day 23 of war in Ukraine; ferocious fighting continues; it has reached the center of Mariupol; Russian shelling prevents the establishment of effective humanitarian corridors; Russian troops attack an army barracks in Mykolaiv; Australia and Japan impose more sanctions on Russia; Joe Biden warns Xi Jinping to not provide Russia with military equipment; Vladimir Putin speaks to tens of thousands of Russians at an event celebrating eight years since the annexation of Crimea; and the United States and Western allies slam Russia for spreading propaganda, disinformation and ‘nonsense’ at the United Nations Security Council by alleging that parts of biological weapons were being made in Ukraine. Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Hong Kong is now the center of the coronavirus pandemic. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

March 17: Day 22 of war in Ukraine; Russian forces are blasting cities and killing civilians but no longer making progress on the ground; according to British military intelligence and the Ukrainian armed forces the Russian invasion has largely stalled (Saturn) on all fronts in recent days amid heavy losses (Saturn);over 350,000 people are sheltering in the besieged southern port of Mariupol; rescuers are combing the rubble of a theatre that was bombed; a ‘very, very big gap’ remains as the peace talks stall; and Russia accuses the United States of stoking ‘Russophobia’ and says it has the power to put its ‘brash enemies into place’. Progressed Moon was semisquare Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.

(With Mars conjunction Pluto in house 8 (death) of Russia’s Mars-Pluto conjunction chart many Russian soldiers will have died in the fighting.)

Mars conjunction Pluto in the sky ends

March16: Day 21 of war in Ukraine; Russian bombs rain down on Ukrainian cities, Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses the US Congress and urges US lawmakers to do more to protect his country from Russia’s invasion; Joe Biden announces $800 million more in security assistance to Ukraine including weapons to take down Russian planes and tanks; Joe Biden calls Putin a ‘war criminal’; Putin didn’t like that; the International Court of Justice (ICJ) orders Russia to cease military actions in Ukraine immediately, saying it is ‘profoundly concerned’ by Moscow’s use of force; and Vladimir Putin unleashes another venomous tirade against the West. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; progressed Mars was sextile Mars in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

The United Nations seeks to raise over $4 billion at a pledging event for war-torn Yemen where more than 17 million people need food assistance and this could rise to 19 million in the second half of the year. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

The US Federal Reserve (house 2) raises interest rates by a quarter percentage point (Jupiter) and signals that it would raise rates six more times in 2022 in an effort to fight the fastest inflation (Neptune) in 40 years. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

March 15: Day 20 of war in Ukraine; Kyiv is under relentless shelling; a 35-hour curfew is imposed; about 20,000 people escape Mariupol but hundreds of thousands remain trapped; Russian forces take full control of the southern region of Kherson; the prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic met with Zelensky; Kyiv and Moscow resume talks via videolink; the US Senate unanimously passes a resolution condemning Vladimir Putin as a war criminal; the confirmed civilian toll in Ukraine is 691 people killed although the true figure is probably ‘considerably higher’; Russia denies targeting civilians; Russia retaliates by sanctioning Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau and other top US officials; the EU hits Moscow with fresh sanctions, including bans on Russian energy sector investments, luxury goods exports (Jupiter-house 9)to Russia, and imports (house 9) of steel products from Russia; and the UK adds 350 more Russians to its sanctions list, hikes tariffs (Jupiter-Saturn-house 9) on a swath of imports from vodka to steel, and bans exports of luxury goods. Mars was conjunction Pluto and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was inconjunct Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Mars conjunction Saturn in the sky starts

March 14: Day 19 of war in Ukraine; Russian missiles and artillery fire pound several Ukrainian cities; the city of Mariupol is a humanitarian disaster (Pluto); nearly 2,200 of the city’s residents have been killed since hostilities began; Russia has effectively isolated Ukraine’s strategic Black Sea coast from international maritime trade (Jupiter); the refugee exodus (Saturn) reaches 2.8 million; European Union member states agree on a fourth package of sanctions (house 8-Saturn) against Russia; Instagram is no longer accessible in Russia; and Russian police detain more than 800 people across 37 cities for protesting (Uranus) against Moscow’s ‘military operation’ in Ukraine. Mars was square Uranus and conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was inconjunct Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Peace and cease-fire talks between Ukrainian and Russian officials are ongoing. Venus is conjunction Mars and Pluto in the sky; Jupiter is conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Venus in the Sun cycle.

Government websites in Israel are hit by a cyber attack (Mars-Pluto). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

March 13: Day 18 of war in Ukraine; fighting intensifies on the outskirts of the Kyiv; the cities of Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy and Mariupol remain surrounded > they’re under heavy Russian bombardment; Russian troops launch multiple air raids on a military training ground outside Ukraine’s western city of Lviv, near the border with Poland; US journalist Brent Renaud (Mercury) is shot dead outside Kyiv; ‘around 1,300’ Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the start of the invasion; and up to 30,000 men, women and children join an anti-war demonstration (Uranus) in central Berlin. Mars was conjunction Pluto and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Mercury in the Mars cycle.

March 12: Day 17 of war in Ukraine; civilian fighters and residents in Kyiv prepare for a major attack as Russian forces surround the city; the US and NATO are shipping weapons (Mars) into Ukraine at break-neck speed, including shoulder-fired missiles called Man-Portable Air-Defense Systems that can take down aircraft; the humanitarian crisis (Aquarius-Pluto) worsens; the US imposes more sanctions (Saturn) on Putin’s inner circle; disinformation (Pluto) about the war is rampant; a Russian law (Jupiter-house 9) giving Moscow stronger powers to crack down on independent journalism (Mercury-Uranus) places Russia under a ‘total information blackout’ on the war; and YouTube blocks (Pluto) access around the world to channels associated with Russian state-funded media, citing a policy barring content that denies, minimises or trivialises well-documented violent events (Mars). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

Saudi Arabia executes 81 men including seven Yemenis and one Syrian in the kingdom’s biggest mass execution (Mars-Pluto) in decades. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Mars was inconjunct Mercury in the Mars cycle.

March 11: Day 16 of war in Ukraine; Russian forces bombard cities across the country; Putin approves the deployment of up to 16,000 volunteers from the Middle East; over 2.5 million people have fled (Saturn) Ukraine; America hits Russia on trade (Jupiter), shuts down development funds (houses 8) and bans imports (house 9) of seafood, vodka and diamonds; and the US will revoke Russia’s ‘most favoured nation status’. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was inconjunct Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says sanctions imposed against Russia would rebound against the West, including in the form of higher food and energy prices, and Moscow would solve its problems and emerge stronger. Oops – he should have checked out Russia’s Aquarian Age chart.

China orders the 9 million residents of the northeastern city of Changchun into lockdown (Pluto) amid a new spike in covid-19 cases (Mars) attributed to the highly contagious omicron variant. (The variant emerged in Japan and South Korea.) Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 10: Day 15 of war in Ukraine; Russian military units edge closer to the capital Kyiv; Ukrainian forces are fiercely resisting the Russian advance; Russia renews its bombardment of the southern port of Mariupol; half of Kyiv’s population have fled the city; Kyiv says it lacks weapons such as missile defence systems and anti-tank missiles; diplomatic talks between Ukraine’s and Russia’s foreign ministers fail to make progress; and there are concerns for the safety (Saturn) of Ukraine’s nuclear power plant at Chernobyl. Mars was conjunction Pluto and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Jupiter was semisextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

A train crash in the southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 60 people. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Moon in the Mars cycle. 

Jussie Smollett is sentenced to 150 days in jail after a jury found he lied to police about being the victim of a hate crime. See his chart progressed to February 10, 2022 here

March 9: Day 14 of war in Ukraine; Russia’s multipronged invasion continues; Ukrainian troops repulse efforts by Russian forces to enter Kharkiv; the mayor of Mariupol says a total of 1,207 civilians have died during a nine-day siege by Russian forces; a Russian air strike hits a children’s hospital (house 12) in Mariupol; hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped in besieged cities without water, food and electricity; around 35,000 people are evacuated through humanitarian corridors from three cities; The European Union announces more sanctions (house 8-Saturn) against oligarchs and lenders in Russia and Belarus; Nestle, Philip Morris and Sony (Neptune) step back from Russia; The US Congress allocates $13.6 billion (Jupiter) in emergency aid for Ukraine; The International Monetary Fund (Jupiter) approves $1.4 billion in emergency funding for Ukraine; Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Russia’s sovereign debt rating into junk territory (Saturn) saying the decision reflects the view that a default (Saturn) is ‘imminent’; and global stocks (house 5-Neptune) stage a ferocious rebound (Mars) from the war-induced rout. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; progressed Jupiter was semisextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

March 8: Day 13 of war in Ukraine; Russian forces intensify their bombardment of Kyiv; families flee as the bombs drop; Ukrainian civilians begin leaving two besieged areas after Russia opened ‘humanitarian corridors’ but evacuations from southeastern city of Mariupol failed again; the UN refugee agency says two million people have fled (Saturn) Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion; Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the UK House of Commons; Joe Biden announces a US ban on Russian oil (Neptune) and other energy imports; Japan freezes the assets of dozens more Russian and Belarusian officials and oligarchs; a growing number of high-profile Scotland-based food and drink firms have halted exports to Russia; Shell says it will stop buying Russian oil and gas (Neptune) and will shut down all its operations in the country; Coca Cola, PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Unilever and L’Oreal are temporarily shutting shop in Russia; and the London Metal Exchange halts trade (Jupiter) in nickel after prices (Jupiter) of the metal, a key component in electric vehicle batteries, doubles to more than $100,000 a tonne. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

America: Mars conjunction Pluto in house 1 didn’t see civil war erupt instead it united the country against Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine; it grabbed the opportunity to destroy Putin; but Florida’s Senate passed a bill to ban discussions of sexual orientation or gender identity in primary schools and that divided America.

Women and girls are fighting for equality on International Women’s Day. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart.

March 7: Day 12 of war in Ukraine; fierce battles are being fought in the center, north and south of the country; Russian shelling continues to prevent evacuations; hearings begin at the International Court of Justice (Jupiter) over possible Russian war-crimes (Mars-Pluto) without legal (Jupiter) Russian representation; Russia is now the world’s most sanctioned country; Nike, Ikea and Hermes shut shop in Russia; and the price (Jupiter) of crude oil (Neptune) jumps by more than $10 a barrel and share markets (house 5-Neptune) are sharply lower (Saturn). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; progressed Jupiter was semisextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

March 6: Day 11 of war in Ukraine; the shelling and suffering continues; Kiev requests the west for more weapons and tougher sanctions; 2 evacuation attempts from Mariupol fail (Saturn); a huge Russian convey north of Kyiv remains stalled (Saturn); anti-war protests take place around the world; police in Russia detain more than 4,300 protestors; the number of Ukrainian refugees exceeds 1.5 million; and the Russian flagship airline Aeroflot suspends all its international flights. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was conjunction Saturn in the Mars cycle.

According to NCoV2019live the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic (Saturn) has exceeded 6 million. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 5: Day 10 of war in Ukraine; major Ukrainian cities are under bombardment; Russian forces inch closer to Kyiv but encounter stiff resistance; Russia’s partial ceasefire in Mariupol and Volnovakha breaks down; (was it fake news?); Ukraine’s port city of Kherson is captured by Russian forces; the city of Mariupol has no water or heating; Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Kuleba calls on NATO for more support (Jupiter); his country needs fighter jets and air-defence systems; as the economic war escalates (Mars-Saturn) the International Monetary Fund warns that the conflict will have a devastating global economic impact; Paypal and Samsung shut down services in Russia; Russia’s inflation rate (Neptune) is accelerating; Ukrainian websites (Pluto) are under nonstop attack from Russian hackers; the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CBC and other foreign media (house 9) suspend reporting in Russia; thousands of anti-invasion protesters (Uranus) gather in Paris, London and New York; and Ukrainian athletes at the Paralympics clinch 7 medals including three gold in the biathlon. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile into the sea. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Thousands of South Korean firefighters (Mars) and troops (Mars) are battling (Mars) a large wildfire (Mars) that has been tearing through an eastern coastal area threatening a nuclear power station (Pluto) and a liquefied natural gas plant (Neptune). More than 6,200 people have been evacuated and at least 159 homes destroyed. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was conjunction Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 4: Day 9 of war in Ukraine; the destruction and death continues; Russia seizes the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant (Pluto); US calls the nuclear plant attack ‘a war crime’; Russia blocks access to Facebook (Neptune); Ukrainians are heading to Poland; Russians are heading the shops; oil (Neptune) has its wildest week on record as the Ukraine crisis roils markets. Mars was conjunction Pluto and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter and conjunction Saturn in the Mars cycle.

A suicide bombing (Mars-Pluto) at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque (Jupiter) during Friday prayers in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar kills at least 56 people and injures 196. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

March 3: Day 8 of war in Ukraine; fighting rages across the country; a fire (Mars) oustide the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (Pluto) is extinguished; Russia and Ukraine agree on the need for humanitarian corridors for fleeing civilians; more corporations are exiting Russia; Russia’s credit rating slumps to ‘junk’ status; and oil prices soar and stock markets fall. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky (it’s at peak power); and progressed Moon is semisquare Mars in the Aquarian Age chart. Saturn parallel Uranus in the sky starts.

March 2: Day 7 of war in Ukraine; the fighting intensifies; a 40-mile long Russian convoy stalls on its way to Kyiv apparently hampered by fuel and food shortages (Saturn); the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly supports a nonbinding resolution that demands that Russia immediately remove its forces from Ukraine; a plot (house 12) to assassinate Zelensky is foiled when the unit sent to kill him is destroyed; Joe Biden closes US airspace to all Russian flights (house 9-Neptune); nearly 875,000 people have fled (Saturn) the fighting; the war is being fought on the internet, websites and cyberspace; global sports organizations (house 5-Pluto) are distancing themselves from Russia; and the price of oil (Neptune) soars to $110 a barrel. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Saturn was trine Moon in the Saturn cycle.

A two-year long investigation into online child sexual abuse (house 5-Mars-Pluto) has led to the arrest of hundreds of offenders worldwide and safeguarded 146 children. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Sun was semisquare Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Record breaking rains continue to devastate Australia’s east coast escalating the flood crisis (Saturn) and forcing thousands to evacuate. Progressed Saturn was trine Moon in the Saturn cycle.

A ship (Jupiter) carrying thousands of luxury cars valued at close to $440 million sinks in the Atlantic Ocean after burning (Mars) for weeks. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

March 1: Day 6 of war Ukraine; the fighting is getting fiercer; the civilian death toll is rising; Russia is becoming a ‘global pariah’ (Pluto); #nowar has gone viral (Pluto); the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (Jupiter) are racing (Mars) to provide billions of dollars of additional funding to Ukraine in the coming weeks and months; the European Union bans (Pluto) Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik from broadcasting in the bloc; Apple Inc (Neptune) has paused all product sales in Russia; Canada shuts its ports to Russian-owned ships (Jupiter); Hollywood (Neptune) joins the Moscow blockade; and Ukraine’s new age exodus has seen hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing (Saturn) the fighting. Mars was conjunction Pluto and Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Saturn was trine Moon in the Saturn cycle.  


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