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?

July 7: Scandal-ridden Boris Johnson resigns as British Prime Minister. Progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle. See his chart progressed to July 7, 2022

July 5: The Bank of England (Jupiter) warns that the economic outlook for Britain and the world has darkened (Saturn) and told banks (Jupiter) to ramp up capital buffers to ensure they can weather the storm; the European Union’s single currency sinks (Saturn) to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2002 as data points to a growing risk of recession (Saturn) in the eurozone; and Australia’s central bank (Jupiter) raises interest rates as it struggles to contain surging inflation (Neptune) at the risk of triggering an economic downturn (Saturn). In the Cancer new Moon cycle chart the Sun-Moon lunation is exact square Jupiter and sesquisquare Saturn; progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

July 4: In northwest Burkina Faso at least 22 civilians are killed by armed assailants (Mars); and in Chicago, Illinois at least seven people are killed and two dozen others injured after a gunman (Mars) opens fire on an Independence Day parade. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

With no fuel and no cash, Sri Lanka grinds to a halt. Progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date was July 2.

July 3: Russia claims its forces have taken full control of Luhansk province in eastern Ukraine after capturing Lysychansk; in Denmark 3 people are killed and several wounded in a shooting at a shopping centre in Copenhagen with the 22 year old shooter arrested; in Southwest Pakistan a passenger bus slides into a deep ravine in heavy rain killing 19 people and injuring 12 others; and covid-19 cases are again surging around the world amid Omicron variant mutations;. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In Sydney, Australia thousands of residents evacuate as torrential rain (Saturn) and damaging winds pound the east coast causing rivers to flood and dams to overflow. Saturn was square Uranus and Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

July 1: In Ukraine a Russian missile (Mars) attack near the port of Odesa kills at least 21 people; in Sudan thousands of protesters (Uranus) take to the streets in Khartoum after nine people are killed in demonstrations against the country’s ruling generals (Mars); and in Libya fury (Mars) at the country’s feuding leaders boils over as protesters (Uranus) storm the parliament building in Tobruk and stage the biggest demonstration for years in the capital Tripoli. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle.

June 30: Russia steps up its offensive in eastern Ukraine after NATO brands Moscow the biggest ‘direct threat’ to Western security and agrees plans to modernise Kyiv’s armed forces. And Russian forces abandon the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island in a victory for Ukraine that could loosen the grip of Russia’s blockade on Ukrainian ports. Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

The US Supreme Court (Jupiter) rules that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not have the authority to impose sweeping measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle. In America’s chart progressed Moon was trine birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 9 (the Supreme Court) > peak power date is July 3.

The UK provides another 1 billion pounds ($1.2bn) in military support (Mars-Jupiter) to Ukraine. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

June 29: The US will increase its military (Mars) presence across Europe as NATO (Pluto) agrees a ‘fundamental shift’ in its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A permanent army headquarters will be created in Poland, while new US warships will go to Spain, fighter jets to the UK and ground troops to Romania. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisextile Mercury in the Mars cycle.

In Ghana demonstrators gather for a second day of protests (Uranus) against spiralling inflation and other economic woes after the first day ended in clashes (Mars) with police (Mars) and 29 arrests. Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

In northeastern Mexico journalist Antonio de la Cruz (Mercury) is shot and killed outside his home in Ciudad Victoria. He is the 12th Mexican journalist murdered this year amid rising violence (Mars) against members of the press. And in the Philippine Maria Ressa’s news company Rappler is ordered to shut down (Pluto) by the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission on charges of violating rules on foreign ownership of mass media (Mercury-Pluto). Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisextile Mercury in the Mars cycle.

June 28: On the eve of NATO’s annual summit, with Mars square Pluto in the sky,  the head of the Western defence alliance (Mars-Pluto) calls for member states to boost their military spending (Mars-Jupiter) in an increasingly ‘unpredictable’ (Uranus) and ‘dangerous’ (Mars) world. Progressed Mars is parallel Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars conjunction Uranus in the sky starts July 14.

NATO ally Turkey lifts its veto over Finland and Sweden’s bid to join the Western alliance after the three nations agreed to protect each other’s security (security). Progressed Mars was sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Bulgaria announces the mass expulsion (Pluto) of 70 Russian diplomatic staff that have to leave by July 3. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

At least 49 people die and dozens are injured in a fire (Mars) during a riot in a prison (house 12) in the southwestern Colombian city of Tulua. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Saturn and semisextile Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Japan is baking under scorching heat (Mars) as temperatures in the country’s capital, Tokyo, top 35 Celcius (95 Fahrenheit) for three successive days. It’s the worst streak of hot weather in June since records began in 1875. Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

Ghislaine Maxwell is sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. See her chart progressed to June 28, 2022

June 27: At least 13 people are killed and more than 50 injured when a Russian missile (Mars) strikes a crowded shopping mall in central Ukraine. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was semisquare Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

At least 46 migrants are found dead (Pluto) inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas in what appears to be one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling (house 12) along the U.S.-Mexico border. Mars was square Pluto in the sky.

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) announces further dramatic cuts (Saturn) to food aid in Yemen due to a lack (Saturn) of funding. Millions of Yemenis will go hungry (Saturn). Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

June 26: Russian missiles (Mars) hammer Kyiv for the first time in weeks while the leaders (Sun) of the Group of Seven (G7) meet at summit in the Bavarian Alps. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Sun in the Mars cycle.

June 25: In Ukraine, following weeks of bloody fighting, Russian forces seize (Mars) full control of Severodonetsk – home to more than 100,000 people and now a wasteland. It was Russia’s biggest victory since capturing Mariupol. Mars was square Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Moon and Sun in the Mars cycle.

In Norway at least two people are killed and 21 others wounded when a man opens fire (Mars) outside a popular gay bar and nearby locations in Oslo. Progressed Mars was semisquare Moon in the Mars cycle.

June 24: In America the conservative (Saturn) dominated Supreme Court (Jupiter-house 9) rules the US Constitution ‘does not confer a right to abortion’ and overturns the landmark Roe v Wade decision, upending nearly five decades of abortion (Mars) access in the country. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle. Saturn the planet of conservatism and loss is transiting Aquarius the sign of human rights. See America’s chart progressed to June 24, 2022

US President Joe Biden signs the first major federal gun reform (Mars-Uranus) in three decades. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

June 23: The European Union agrees to put Ukraine on a path towards EU membership, acting with uncharacteristic speed (Mars) and unity (Pluto) to pull the embattled country further away from Russia’s influence and bind it more closely to the West. Progressed Pluto was parallel Neptune in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The US Supreme court (Jupiter-house 9) deems unconstitutional a decades-old New York state law that requires gun owners (Mars) to show ‘proper cause’ to carry a concealed handgun (Mars) for self-defence in public. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

June 22: At least 1,000 people are killed and 1,500 others injured after magnitude 5.9 earthquake (Saturn-house 4) rocks remote parts of eastern Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart. See Afghanistan’s Aquarian Age chart progressed to June 22, 2022

In the Netherlands thousands of farmers (Saturn) protest (Uranus) against the government’s plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

In the UK rising food prices (Jupiter-Moon-house 6) push the country’s inflation to a 40-year high of 9.1 percent, the highest rate out of the G7 countries. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

June 21: The US bans the importing (Jupiter-house 9) of all goods from Xinjiang, where China has established detention camps for Uighurs. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

Bangladesh and India are experiencing the worst floods (Saturn) in decades. Heavy monsoon rains have claimed over 100 lives in the past two weeks with more than 9.5 million people stranded with little food and drinking water. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is July 2.

In the UK tens of thousands of railways workers hold a 24 hour strike (Uranus) with more planned Thursday and Saturday; and thousands of students in Sri Lanka’s main city, Colombo, protest (Uranus) to demand the president and prime minister resign over an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of essential supplies and disrupted (Uranus) people’s livelihoods and education. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus and sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

June 20: In Zimbabwe nurses, doctors, pharmacists, radiologists and other medical professionals (Mars-Jupiter) go on strike (Uranus) to compel the government to pay salaries in US dollars. Spiralling inflation (around 130%) has eroded the purchasing power of their take-home pay (around $400 a month for doctors and $50 a month for nurses). Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

June 19: After winning the French presidency Emmanuel Macron loses control (Sun) of the National Assembly in legislative elections. In his chart progressed Sun was square birth chart Moon and birth chart Uranus > it’s at peak power on August 1, 2022.

FINA votes to restrict the participation of transgender (Uranus) athletes in elite women’s competitions (Mars) while vowing to create a working group to establish an ‘open’ category for them. Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

June 18: In India protesters (Uranus) express outrage at a new military recruitment plan and demand the government reverse its actions. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Uranus in the Sun cycle. 

In the US Apple Inc workers (house 6) in the city of Maryland vote to join a union (house 6-Uranus), becoming the first (Uranus) retail employees of the tech giant to unionize in the country. Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as a spate of cryptocurrency (Uranus-house 2) meltdowns erase tens of billions of dollars of investors’ assets and spark urgent calls to regulate (Pluto) the freewheeling industry. Progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Uranus and inconjunct Pluto in the Sun cycle.

June 15-17: France and the UK experience a punishing heatwave (Mars) and firefighters (Mars) in Spain are battling wildfires (Mars). Progressed Sun was sesquisquare Mars in the Sun cycle; progressed Mar was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was trine ascendant in France’s and the UK’s Mars cycle charts.

June 15: The US Federal Reserve in response to surging inflation (Neptune) raises (Jupiter) its target interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to a range of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Moon and parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

In the Eastern Australian states days of power shortages (Saturn) prompt the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to intervene in a desperate bid to shore up the country’s power supply. It suspended (Pluto) the spot market for wholesale electricity across the entire country. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

There’s a sharp fall (Saturn) in crypto markets with Bitcoin (Uranus-house 2) tumbling to a new 18-month low. It has lost (Saturn) 28% of its value since June 10 to $20,289. In November 2021 it was valued at $69,000. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

June 13/14: Wall Street plunges (Saturn) and stock markets around the globe tumble too giving investors and traders a heart attack. In America’s chart progressed Moon was trine birth chart Saturn; in the Aquarian Age chart progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Saturn; and progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle. Investors (Neptune-house 8) are spooked by rising inflation > progressed Sun was square Neptune in the Sun cycle; and the Fed in America aggressively (Mars) raising interest rates (Jupiter) > progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.  

June 12: The war in Ukraine remains the major war in the world today. It’s settling in and developing its own modus operandi. Both sides in the conflict have their problems and as Mars conjunction Jupiter in the sky ends the level of Mars energy impacting Earth is significantly decreased reducing the likelihood of important events and developments occurring. Aspects in the Mars cycle time routine conflict events pertaining to this and any other conflict. Events that are over and above the ordinary can occur with Mars parallel Neptune in the sky on June 22; and Mars square Pluto in the sky on July 2. The next major developments are timed to occur with Mars conjunction Uranus in the sky which starts July 14.

June 11: War in Ukraine; intense street fighting (Mars) continues in Severodonetsk with both sides suffering high numbers of casualties; Russian forces have not made advances into the south of the city; and Ukraine remains in control of the Azot chemical plant (Neptune) where hundreds of civilians are sheltering.

And the Damascus International Airport suffers major damage – including to runways – following an Israeli missile attack (Mars). Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

In America thousands of demonstrators take to the streets in hundreds of protests (Uranus) to push lawmakers to take action on gun violence (Mars) in the wake of recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

June 10: War in Ukraine; The Ukrainian army says its forces continue to frustrate Russian attempts to take Severodonetsk; the regional governor says Russians are ‘dying (there) like flies’; and the Ukrainian forces are drawing the Russians into street fighting to neutralise their artillery advantage. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 9: War in Ukraine; intense street fighting continues in Severodonetsk; Kyiv says that the only way of turning the tide is more artillery; in Kherson province Ukraine captures new ground in a counter-attack; Turkish efforts to ease a global food crisis met resistance as Ukraine says Russia is imposing unreasonable conditions and the Kremlin says free shipment depended on an end to sanctions; and according to information collected by Visegrad, a cultural and political alliance of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, Russia has launched at least 2,100 missiles (Mars) against Ukraine since the start of the invasion > more than 600 were launched from Belarus. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Mercury and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack (Mars) on the US Capitol holds its first public hearing (Jupiter-house 9) to reveal the findings of its year-long investigation. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle; progressed Jupiter was conjunction Moon in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Sun was square Jupiter in the Sun cycle. In America’s 2022 Mars cycle Mars, Jupiter and Neptune are in house 11 (Congress). In America’s chart progressed Midheaven (publicity) was trine birth chart Moon in house 10 (peak power date was May 1, 2022) and progressed Moon was conjunction birth chart Midheaven; and progressed Sun in house 11 (Congress) was inconjunct progressed Mars (gun violence – peak power date is August 10, 2022) and sesquisquare progressed Saturn (planet of grief and cusp ruler of house 8 [death] – peak power date is April 10, 2023 > and progressed Moon was trine birth chart Saturn.

World golf (Mars-Jupiter) is in chaos (Neptune) with the PGA Tour announcing a ban (Pluto) on all players who have teed off at the glitzy launch of Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed LIV Invitational Series. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 8: War in Ukraine; in one of the bloodiest battles of the war Russian forces launch a fierce assault (Mars) in Severodonetsk forcing the Ukrainian fighters to pull back to the outskirts of the city; and Moscow claims that 97 percent of the Luhansk region is under Russian control. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 7: War in Ukraine; street fighting (Mars) rages in Severodonetsk; Russian forces control most of the city and are advancing towards Sloviansk; and Zelensky appeals for more weapons (Mars) to arrive faster. Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 6: War in Ukraine; intense fighting rages in the streets of Severodonetsk in a pivotal battle for control in eastern Ukraine; and Britain will supply Ukraine with multi-launch rocket systems that can hit targets up to 80 km (50 miles).

And South Korea and the US fire eight surface-to-surface missiles (Mars) off South Korea’s east coast, responding to a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles launched by North Korea. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Sun in the Mars cycle.

Strife (Mars) erupts in India and an angry row (Mars) erupts between India and the Islamic world – Kuwait, Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia – after two senior officials in India’s ruling BJP made controversial comments about the Prophet Mohammad (Jupiter). Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

Oil (Neptune) prices hit $120 a barrel after Saudi Arabia raised crude prices (Jupiter) for July. Jupiter is conjunction Neptune in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the cycle.

June 5: War in Ukraine; Ukrainian forces counterattack in Severodonetsk regaining a swath of lost ground; and Kyiv saw its worst missile attack (Mars) in weeks.

North Korea test-fires eight short-range ballistic missiles (Mars) towards the sea off its east coast.

At least 50 worshippers are killed including many children as attackers (Mars) target the St Francis Catholic Church (Jupiter) in Nigeria’s southwestern Ondo state.

And at least 49 people are killed and more than 200 injured in an explosion (Mars) at a container storage facility in the town of Sitakunda in Bangladesh. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Sun and Moon in the Mars cycle.

In a statement Australia’s defence department says a Chinese fighter jet ‘dangerously’ intercepted an Australian military surveillance plane in the South China Sea region on May 26 > progressed Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

June 4: War in Ukraine; Ukraine claws back a chunk of Severodonetsk after Russian troops fail to advance in the nearby town of Bakhmut and retreat. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Moon in the Mars cycle.

The main US climate agency says concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in May were 50 percent higher than during the pre-industrial era, reaching levels not seen on Earth for about four million years. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

June 3: War in Ukraine; Russian forces have advanced deep into Severodonetsk; they’re amassing for an attack on the city of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine; Ukrainian forces have recaptured around 20 percent of the territory they lost in the eastern region of Luhansk; the Kremlin says Russia will continue its invasion until all its ‘goals’ are met; and the whole world in some way is suffering the impacts of Putin’s war. Progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Moon in the Mars cycle.

African countries are innocent victims of the war in Ukraine. Over 40% of the wheat (Saturn-house 6) consumed in Africa usually comes from Russia and Ukraine but with Ukraine’s Black Sea ports largely blocked for exports since the conflict began a grain shortage (Saturn) could result in famine (Saturn) that affects 1.4 billion people and triggers mass migration. Food prices have shot up (Jupiter) across Africa. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

Thousands of people march against femicide and gender violence (Mars) in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires as part of a movement now in its seventh year called Ni Una Menos, or ‘Not One Woman (Venus) Less.’ Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

June 2: War in Ukraine; Russian forces have taken 70 percent of Severodonetsk; Zelensky says that Russian forces have seized 20% of his country’s territory and that 200,000 children (house 5) are among the Ukrainians who have been forcefully (Pluto) taken to Russia. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

People in Taiwan are taking up arms (Mars) for the first time in their lives (Uranus) as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ratchets up anxiety (Saturn) at the prospect of China making a similar move on the democratic island. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

Yemen’s warring parties agree to extend a UN-brokered truce (Jupiter) for another two months under the same terms as the original deal that was due to expire today. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres warns that unless humanity acts now  ‘we will not have a liveable planet’and that the world must cease its ‘senseless and suicidal war (Mars) against nature’. He singled out developed nations and their gluttonous use of the planet’s resources. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Gas prices (Neptune-Jupiter) are soaring around the globe. Jupiter is conjunction Mars and Neptune in the May 2022 Jupiter cycle.

A federal judge in New York sentences Michael Avenatti to four years in prison for stealing money owed to his former client Stormy Daniels. See Avenatti’s chart progressed to June 2, 2022

June 1: War in Ukraine; Russia takes control of most of the eastern industrial city of Severodonetsk; Zelenskyy calls Russia’s bombing of Severodonetsk ‘madness’ due to the number of chemical plants (Neptune) in the city; Ukrainian forces have some success near the southern city of Kherson and are advancing in parts of the Kharkiv region; Zelensky says some 60 to 100 Ukrainian soldiers (Mars) are killed daily with about 500 wounded; and the United States will send Ukraine the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (Mars) equipped with munitions that will allow Ukraine to launch rockets about 80km, but Ukraine will not use the missiles to hit targets on Russian territory.

Four people are killed in a shooting spree (Mars) at a hospital (house 12) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

And tensions continue to simmer on the occupied West bank with 2 more Palestinians killed during an Israeli incursion (Mars). Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Mars in the Sun cycle.

Scientists announce the discovery (Uranus) of the largest known plant on Earth – a seagrass roughly three times the size of Manhattan.  Using genetic testing they determined a large underwater meadow in Western Australia is in fact one plant that is believed to have spread from a single seed over at least 4,500 years. Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

Johnny Depp wins his defamation court case against Amber Heard. See Depp’s chart progressed to June 1, 2022

Mars conjunction Neptune in the sky ends

May 31: War in Ukraine; Russian forces take control of the northeast and southeast outskirts of Severodonetsk and are continuing to gain ground within the city. Mar was conjunction and parallel Jupiter in the sky > new Mars cycle chart event.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) leads an international prayer service for peace in Ukraine and other places stricken by war (Mars) Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

In North-east Brazil over a hundred people have died as torrential rain (Saturn) triggers landslides (Saturn) and torrents of mud sweep shanty towns away near the city of Recife. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

May 30: War in Ukraine; Russian troops enter the outskirts of Severodonetsk in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk province; Putin tells Erdogan that Russia is ready to facilitate the unhindered export (Jupiter-house 9) of grain (Saturn-house 6) from Ukrainian ports (house 9)  in coordination with Turkey; and according to Britain’s defense ministry Russia appears to have suffered devastating losses amongst mid-and junior-ranking officers. Progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

European Union leaders agree in principle to cut 90 percent of oil imports (Neptune) from Russia by the end of this year after reaching a compromise deal with Hungary. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and counterparts in 10 Pacific Island nations fail (Saturn) to reach consensus (Pluto) at talks on a sweeping security (Saturn) and trade deal (Jupiter) amid concerns the proposal could ‘threaten regional stability’. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; progressed Pluto was square Jupiter and parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Moon was conjunction progressed Saturn in China’s chart.

Canada’s government (Sun) introduces legislation (Jupiter) to implement a ‘national freeze’ on the sale (Jupiter) and purchase of handguns (Mars) as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

Archaeologists (Uranus) working at a cemetery near Cairo uncover hundreds of ancient Egyptian coffins and bronze statues of the gods Anubis, Amun, Min, Osiris, Isis, Nefertum, Bastet and Hathor along with a headless statue of the architect Imhotep, who built the Saqqara pyramid. Progressed Uranus was sextile Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

May 30: War in Ukraine; Russian troops enter the outskirts of Severodonetsk in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk province; Putin tells Erdogan that Russia is ready to facilitate the unhindered export (Jupiter-house 9) of grain (Saturn-house 6) from Ukrainian ports (house 9)  in coordination with Turkey; European Union countries fail to agree to a ban of Russian oil imports; and according to Britain’s defense ministry Russia appears to have suffered devastating losses amongst mid-and junior-ranking officers. Progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and counterparts in 10 Pacific Island nations fail (Saturn) to reach consensus (Pluto) at talks on a sweeping security (Saturn) and trade deal (Jupiter) amid concerns the proposal could ‘threaten regional stability’. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; progressed Pluto was square Jupiter and parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Moon was conjunction progressed Saturn in China’s chart.

Archaeologists (Uranus) working at a cemetery near Cairo uncover hundreds of ancient Egyptian coffins and bronze statues of the gods Anubis, Amun, Min, Osiris, Isis, Nefertum, Bastet and Hathor along with a headless statue of the architect Imhotep, who built the Saqqara pyramid. Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

May 29: War in Ukraine; Russian forces intensify their heavy artillery barrages in the eastern region of Luhansk; fighting rages for Severodonetsk; and Ukraine receives Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark and self-propelled howitzers from the United States.

And thousands of far-right Israelis storm Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the old city. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

May 28: War in Ukraine; Russian forces step up their assault on Severodonetsk; the governor of Luhansk says they have entered the city; Ukraine says Russia has captured most of Lyman but its forces were blocking an advance to Sloviansk; Kyiv intensifies its calls for longer-range weaponry from the West to help it fight back in the Donbas region; and the United Nations says a total of 4,031 civilians have been killed in Ukraine, including nearly 200 children, although the real number is bound to be much, much higher. Progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was conjunction Moon and parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

An unnamed US official tells Britain’s Financial Times newspaper that the QUAD has launched a maritime surveillance plan (Jupiter) and plans to fund (Jupiter) commercial satellite-tracking services to provide maritime intelligence to the Indo-Pacific nations free of charge. It is the groups’ most significant move against China so far. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

At least 31 people are killed during a stampede (Mars) at a church charity event (Jupiter-house 12) in southern Nigeria’s Port Harcourt city. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.  

In America the Texas elementary school massacre (Mars) continues to dominant all media outlets. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.  

May 27: War in Ukraine; Russian forces make gains in the Luhansk region but a shortage of combat-ready equipment is slowing their offensive in the battle for Severodonetsk. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard (Mars) seize two Greek oil tankers (Neptune-Jupiter) in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky.

In Texas protesters (Uranus) holding signs and crosses with photos of victims of the Texas elementary school shooting converge outside the National Rifle Association’s (Mars) annual convention in Houston. Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

May 26: War in Ukraine; Russia is pouring thousands of troops into its assault in the eastern Donbas region, attacking from three sides in an attempt to encircle Ukrainian forces in Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

Al Jazeera Media Network has assigned a legal team (Jupiter) to refer the killing (Mars) of its journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court (ICC) (Jupiter) in The Hague. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky. Jupiter cycle chart event.

Spain’s lower house of parliament passes a bill (Jupiter) that qualifies all non-consensual sex as rape (Mars). Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

Publisher’s (Jupiter-house 9) in Turkey are struggling (Mars) to release new books and survive amid the country’s economic crisis. Inflation (Neptune) reached 70% in May. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Neptune in the sky.

May 25: War in Ukraine; Russian forces pound Ukrainian-held twin cities in the Donbas region that is now Moscow’s focus of the three-month war; and Russia’s Defence Ministry is promising (Neptune) to open a safe corridor to allow foreign ships (Jupiter) to leave Black Sea ports, with another corridor to allow ships to leave Mariupol.

North Korea test fires three missiles (Mars) off its east coast, including a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile.

And eleven newborn babies (house 5) die in a hospital fire (house 12-Mars) in the western Senegalese city of Tivaouane. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Neptune in the sky.

May 24: War in Ukraine; fighting rages in the Donbas region; the Russian invasion is in its most active phase with Russian troops trying to encircle the twin cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky.

In Uvalde, Texas at least 19 children (house 5) and two adults are killed after a gunman (Mars) opens fire in a Texas primary school (house 5).  Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; the conjunction is in house 1 of America’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart; progressed Mars was sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle; and in America’s Aquarian Age chart progressed Moon in house 5 (children and schools) was inconjunct progressed Mars (shootings and cusp ruler of house 5) and progressed ascendant in house 5 was opposition progressed Saturn (planet of grief and cusp ruler of house 8 – death). Jupiter cycle chart event > Jupiter is conjunction Mars > in America’s Jupiter cycle chart Jupiter (and Mars) is in house 11 (Congress) > new gun laws.

Russian and Chinese military planes (Neptune) carry out joint exercises near Japan while Quad leaders were meeting in Tokyo. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.  

Hungary imposes a state of emergency citing Ukraine war. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky.

A leak (Uranus) of thousands of photos (Neptune) and official documents (Mercury) from Xinjiang sheds new light on the extent of alleged abuses against the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s far western region. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

May 23: War in Ukraine; fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine takes a heavy toll; Zelensky says that Ukraine is losing between 50 and 100 soldiers a day; and Russian diplomat Boris Bondarev quits his post at the UN in Geneva in protest (Uranus) at the ‘bloody, witless’ war ‘unleashed by Putin in Ukraine’. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

May 22: War in Ukraine; Russia pounds Ukrainian forces with air strikes and artillery in the east and the south, targeting command centres, troops, and ammunition depots; and Russian forces intensify their efforts to capture Severodonetsk in the eastern Luhansk region. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

In Australia the center-left progressive Labor Party wins the federal election with the political landscape getting a radical reshaping.  

May 21: War in Ukraine; The Institute for the Study of War (Mercury-Mars) says Russian forces appear to be ‘digging in’ around Kharkiv and along the southern axis in preparation for Ukrainian counteroffensives and a protracted war; and Russia’s Gazprom halts gas (Neptune) exports to neighbouring Finland in the latest escalation of an energy payment dispute (Mars) with Western nations. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

More than 80 cases of monkeypox (Mars) have been confirmed in at least 12 countries. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

May 20: War in Ukraine; Russia’s siege of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol nears its end; Zelensky says that Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region has been ‘completely destroyed’ by Russian forces; and Russian forces in Luhansk advance towards the regional center Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. Mars was conjunction and parallel Neptune in the sky.

May 19: War in Ukraine; US Congress approves a $40bn aid (Jupiter) package for Ukraine; the Biden administration announces an additional $100m in security assistance to Kyiv, including artillery, radars and other equipment; and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says ‘no’ to Sweden and Finland joining NATO. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was semisquare Sun and Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Pluto in the Sun cycle.  

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.


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