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?

January 21: Weeks of diplomatic talks (Jupiter) aimed at averting a Russian invasion (Mars) of Ukraine and threats (Pluto) warning Russia of dire consequences if it does have achieved next to nothing (Neptune). Jupiter was sextile Uranus in the sky; and progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle.

In Yemen at least 70 people are killed in a Saudi-led coalition (Pluto) air raid (Mars-Neptune) on prison (house 12) in the northern city of Saada, with dozens of others wounded. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle.

Netflix shares (Neptune) tumble 21.8% after the streaming giant forecast weak subscriber growth. Progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle.

January 20: The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, which symbolises how close humans are to extinction, remains alarmingly close to midnight – at 100 seconds – for the third year, with scientists warning against the threats of nuclear war, climate change and deadly diseases. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn, Uranus and Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

Joe Biden’s first year in office was a rough tumultuous road – Afghanistan, Delta (Saturn), Omicron (Saturn), the economy and conservative obstructionism (Saturn) – and in August 2021 his approval rating fell to a historic low and it’s been at 42% or 43% ever since. In his chart progressed Midheaven (his popularity and reputation) was opposition birth chart Saturn – the coronavirus pandemic – in house 7 (war, other countries). It reached peak power in August 2021 and ends August 2022.

January 19: A diverse set of corporate earnings and investor (Neptune-house 8) worry about higher US Treasury yields and the US Federal Reserve tightening monetary policy have seen stocks (Neptune-house 5) get off to a rocky start in 2022; and robust demand and falling global stockpiles have seen the price of oil (Neptune) hit a fresh 7-year peak. Progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle > peak power date is February 11.

January 17: At least seven protestors (Uranus) are killed as thousands demonstrate against military rule (Mars) in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A huge winter storm (Saturn) brings snow and ice across the US, triggering weather warnings in states stretching from Mississippi to Maine, snarling travel and leaving at least 130,000 people without power (Uranus). Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

January 15: Parts of the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa suffer ‘significant’ damage in a powerful underwater volcanic eruption (Mars-house 4) that triggered a tsunami warning. With phone and internet connections (Pluto) down Tonga’s 105,000 residents are virtually unreachable. The once in a thousand year event was mapped by a major build-up of Mars progressions in the Aquarian Age chart and timed by progressed Mars semisextile Pluto in the Mars cycle and Mars square Neptune in the sky.

January 14: Ukraine is hit by a massive cyberattack (Mars-Pluto) warning its citizens to ‘expect the worst’. Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Hundreds of thousands of Hindu worshippers (Jupiter) gather on the banks of the Ganges River for a holy bathe despite a 30-fold rise in coronavirus cases (Mars) in the past month. Hindus believe a bathe in the holy river on the Makarsankranti festival washes away sins. Progressed Mars was semisextile Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Parts of Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil and Paraguay have been setting record-high temperatures (Mars) as the region swelters under a historic heatwave (Mars). Many towns have posted their highest temperatures since record-keeping began, with some zones heating up to 45C (113F), according to the weather service. Mars was square Neptune and parallel Pluto in the sky.

January 13: In the US Judge Lewis A Kaplan rules that Prince Andrew must face Virginia Giuffre’ sex abuse lawsuit. It means that the case could be heard in court later this year. Then his military affiliations and Royal patronages were returned to the Queen. Andrew will no longer use the title ‘His Royal Highness’ in any official capacity and his other roles would be distributed among other members of the Royal family. He will defend the case as a private citizen. Progressed Sun was square birth chart Moon and and progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Sun in the Aquarian Age chart. See Andrew’s chart progressed to January 13, 2022

On February 6, 2022 Queen Elizabeth will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking a 70-year reign. The anniversary will culminate in a four-day UK bank holiday weekend of celebrations from June 2 to June 5. See the Queen’s chart progressed to January 13, 2022

British PM Boris Johnson is in big strife after attending a ‘bring your own booze’ party on May 20, 2020 when everyone in Britain was in lockdown. His leadership credentials have been badly tarnished by rule-breaking and controversies in recent months. See Johnson’s chart progressed to January 13, 2022

January 11: The highly contagious Omicron variant of covid-19 is racing across Europe; hospitalizations in America reach a daily record with 132,646 people hospitalized; and a third city in China goes into lockdown with about 20 million people confined to their homes. Mars was square Neptune and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

European Union scientists report that 2021 was the world’s fifth hottest on record, while levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere hit new highs. The hottest years on record were 2020 and 2016.

January 9: An apartment building fire (Mars) in The Bronx borough of New York claims 19 lives with dozens more injured. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

January 6: A countrywide uprising (Uranus) in Kazakhstan erupts into violence (Mars) in the main city Almaty. Troops (Mars) and protestors (Uranus) clash > dozens of rioters and 18 security force personnel are killed > homes and cars are burned (Mars) > and Russia sends in paratroopers (Mars) to quell the unrest (Uranus). Mars was parallel Pluto and square Neptune in the sky; Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

January 5: In Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (Sun) declares a two-week state of emergency (Mars) after protests (Uranus-Pluto) over a sharp rise in fuel prices (Jupiter) escalate into violence (Mars) in the nation’s biggest city Almaty and the western Mangistau province. Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

North Korea tests a hypersonic weapon missile (Mars) that successfully hits its target. Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

January 4: America reports a daily record of 1,082,549 new covid cases and the death toll surpasses 800,000. Progressed Saturn was parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle.

January 3: A US jury finds Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes guilty of conspiring (house 12) to defraud (Neptune) investors (Neptune-house 8) in the blood testing startup, convicting her on four of 11 counts. The bigger than big fraud case (Neptune) went to trial in September 2021 with progressed Moon opposition birth chart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune sesquisquare Pluto (crime) in the Neptune cycle. It ended and she was found guilty with progressed Moon opposition progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Neptune inconjunct Moon in the Neptune cycle; and Mars square Neptune in the sky.

Turkey’s annual inflation rate (Neptune) surges to 36.1% its highest in 19 years. Consumer prices rose by 13.58% in December > progressed Moon was opposition progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was inconjunct Moon and square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle. The Neptune discord also saw airlines cancelling thousands of flights over Christmas-New Years due to staffing problems with crew quarantining with covid.

January 2: Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (Sun) resigns less than two months after being reinstated as part of a political agreement with the military (Mars). Progressed Sun was square Moon and progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Sun in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

January 1: Germany pulls the plug on three of its last six nuclear power stations as it withdraws from nuclear power (Pluto) and turns its focus to renewables. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

The United States cuts Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from access to a duty-free trade program (Jupiter) over alleged human rights violations (Pluto) and recent coups (Mars-Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Progressed Saturn parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle puts a dampener on New Year’s celebrations; and America, France, Portugal, India and Australia start 2022 reporting record daily covid-19 (Mars) case numbers. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 30: Tens of thousands of people are evacuated and at least 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center are destroyed as wildfires (Mars) blaze across the US state of Colorado. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 29: According to data published by the AFP there were a record 6.51 million coronavirus cases reported around the world between December 22 and 28. America, France, Britain and Australia report record daily case numbers. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle > peak power date is January 5, 2022.

After days of deliberations, a jury in the United States finds Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts, including the most serious charge of sex trafficking of minors, which carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison. See Maxwell’s chart progressed to December 29, 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Stand News (Mercury-Pluto) shuts down (Pluto) after police (Mars) raid its office and arrest senior staff on suspected ‘seditious publication’ offences. Progressed Mercury was semisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Lebanese security agencies foil a plot (Neptune) to smuggle (house 12) nine million illegal amphetamine Captagon pills (Neptune) to an unnamed Gulf country. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Neptune in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

December 28: The Omicron variant of coronavirus is racing across Europe and America at lightning speed > France, Britain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus report record daily case numbers; and America hits a seven-day average new record high of 254,496 new cases according to John Hopkins University. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 27: US President Joe Biden signs into law (Jupiter-house 9) the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, for fiscal year 2022, which authorizes $770 billion (Jupiter) in defense (Mars) spending. Progressed Mars was parallel Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle. (Mars in America’s 2020 Mars cycle chart is in house 9.)

In Brazil’s Bahia state weeks of intermittent flooding (Saturn) intensifies. At least 20 people have been killed and two dams have collapsed. The state’s governor said: ‘we’re living through the worst disaster (Mars) that has ever occurred in the history of Bahia’. It’s home to about 15 million people. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Saturn was parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 26: South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Jupiter), a veteran of the struggle against white minority rule, dies (house 8) aged 90. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Neptune in the Jupiter cycle; and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

December 25: In his annual Christmas Day message Pope Francis (Jupiter) refers to the ongoing turmoil (Mars) in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, as well as in areas of Africa, Europe and Asia and warns (Pluto) that the world is becoming so desensitised Mars-Saturn) to crises and suffering (Saturn) that they now happen while hardly being noticed. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter and semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; progressed Jupiter was parallel Neptune in the Jupiter cycle; and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.  

In Khartoum and other cities across Sudan tens of thousands of protesters (Uranus) spend Christmas Day denouncing the October military coup (Mars-Pluto). Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 24: France hits a record covid infection rate with 94,124 new cases; the UK records 122,186 new cases; America is reporting around 180,000 new infections per day; Christmas is disrupted (Uranus) with thousands of flights (Neptune) cancelled; Russia continues its troop (Mars) build up on its border with Ukraine; and Iran conducts war games (Mars) in the Gulf. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter and semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

December 23: President Joe Biden (Sun) signs (Mercury) a new law (Jupiter-house 9) banning (Pluto) products made in China’s Xinjiang province because of China’s oppression (Pluto) of its largely Muslim Uighur minority population. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Neptune in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Sun, inconjunct Mercury, parallel Jupiter and parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19s Omicron variant (Mars-Saturn) is surging around the globe. France and the UK report record case numbers; Italy reintroduces mandatory masks outdoors; Greece makes masks mandatory both indoors and outdoors; vaccines have been made mandatory for adults in Ecuador, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, Micronesia and New Caledonia; and China shuts down a city of 13 million people to extinguish a small Delta outbreak. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle.

At least 39 people are killed and around 100 others are injured when a packed ferry (Jupiter) caught fire (Mars) in southern Bangladesh. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

December 21: Nigeria’s presidency says that 45 farmers (Saturn) were killed and dozens more were wounded in violence (Mars) that erupted between farmers and herders (Saturn) in the country’s central Nasarawa state on Friday December 17. Progressed Mars was trine Moon and parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

December 20: Super Typhoon Rai (Saturn) caused massive damage in the Philippines; at least 375 were killed; Omicron (Saturn) is storming Europe; oil prices (Neptune) slump (Saturn) more than 4%; and US stocks (Neptune-house 5) sink (Saturn) in their biggest three-day drop since September. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Saturn was parallel Moon and conjunction Mercury in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.   

December 19: Hundreds of thousands of people across Sudan mark the third anniversary of the military’s takeover (Mars) with mass protests (Pluto-Uranus). Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

December 18: The World Health Organization reports that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading significantly faster (Mars) than the Delta strain in countries with documented community transmission, with the number of cases doubling in 1.5 to 3 days; researchers at the Imperial College London report that there is ‘no evidence’ that Omicron is milder than Delta and that its five times more likely to cause reinfection; the Netherlands introduces a tough lockdown (Pluto); France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex tells reporters ‘The fifth wave is here and it’s spreading like lightning’; and a ‘major incident’ is declared in London amid ‘huge concern’ over the spread of the Omicron variant across the capital. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was parallel Moon and conjunction Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

A powerful gas explosion (Neptune-Mars) in a sewage system (Scorpio) in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi kills at least 12 people and injures several others. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was trine Moon in the Mars cycle.

People (Moon) in central and southern Philippines are in ‘desperate’ need of food, water and shelter (Saturn) after Typhoon Rai caused severe damage. 300,000 people fled their homes and the death toll stands at 169. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle.  

December 17: In Afghanistan the currency is tumbling (Saturn), poverty (Saturn) is increasing and more than half the population don’t have enough food to eat; and in Turkey the lira falls to a record low (Saturn) as inflation (Neptune) rises. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

At least 24 people are killed after a fire (Mars) sweeps through a mental health clinic in a commercial building in western Japan. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

December 16: The Omicron variant of coronavirus (Mars) is spreading incredibly fast (Mars); Britain records its most daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic (Saturn); South Africa reports a record number of new daily covid-19 infections; and covid case numbers are rising sharply in America. Saturn was was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Saturn was conjunction Mercury in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Super Typhoon Rai (Saturn) slams into the southern Philippines. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

The United Kingdom and Australia sign a free trade deal (Jupiter) projected to eventually boost bilateral trade (Jupiter) by more than 10 billion pounds ($13.3bn), eliminating tariffs, opening up sectors like agriculture and allowing freer movement for service-sector professionals. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the Jupiter cycle.

The Bank of England raises (Jupiter) its main interest rate to 0.25% as inflation pressures (Neptune) mount in Britain. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the Jupiter cycle. It’s a sign of things to come.

December 15: At least 74 people are killed and dozens more injured after a truck carrying fuel (Neptune) exploded (Mars) in the northern Haitian city of Cap-Haitien. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

America’s death toll from covid-19 (Mars-Saturn) surpasses 800,000. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle

Sotheby’s sells (Jupiter) a record $7.3B in art (Venus) in 2021. Progressed Jupiter was sextile birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart.

December 13: Britain reports the death of a person who contracted the Omicron coronavirus (Mars); it’s surging through Britain and Europe; China reports its first case; most of the 43 cases in America are in people who were fully vaccinated; Norway has gone into a partial lockdown (Pluto); and an Israeli study finds that Pfizer covid-19 booster protects (Saturn) against omicron. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

In Turkey inflation (Neptune) is soaring and households (Moon) are grappling with rising food prices. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was inconjunct Moon and square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

December 11: A rare tornado outbreak (Saturn-Uranus) rips through six US states, killing more than 70 people in Kentucky and leaving a trail of destroyed (Mars) homes and businesses along a 200 mile path. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

With daily infections surging tens of thousands of people in Austria rally in protest against restrictions introduced to halt the spread of coronavirus, including mandatory covid-19 vaccines and home confinement orders for the unvaccinated. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

December 10: The US imposes extensive human rights-related sanctions (Pluto-Saturn) on dozens of people and entities tied to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; progressed Saturn was conjunction Mercury in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

The White House announces that Australia, Denmark and Norway will join (Pluto) America in an effort to curb technology (Uranus) exports (house 9) to governments (Sun) that use the products for repression (Cetus – the third decanate of Aquarius). Progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; Saturn, in Aquarius, was square Uranus in the sky; and Jupiter in the sky was in the third decanate of Aquarius.

Inflation (Neptune) is at a 39 year high in America. Saturn’s shortages are driving prices higher and higher prices (Jupiter) are driving inflation (Neptune) higher. Progressed Moon was opposition Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

December 9-10: US President Joe Biden (Sun) hosts the Summit for Democracy (Uranus-Aquarius) with leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector meeting to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal (Uranus) and to tackle the greatest threats (Pluto) faced by democracies through collective action (Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; progressed Neptune was parallel Sun in the Neptune cycle; progressed Saturn was conjunction Mercury in the Saturn cycle; and Saturn (in Aquarius) was square Uranus in the sky.

December 9: An unofficial and independent UK-based tribunal (Jupiter) rules that the Chinese government (Sun) has committed genocide (Pluto), crimes against humanity (Pluto) and torture (Mars) against Uighurs and other minorities in its western province of Xinjiang. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle; and Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

Amazon.com Inc. (Neptune) is fined more than 1.1 billion euros (Jupiter) in an Italian antitrust probe (Jupiter) that accused the retail giant of ‘harmful’ practices and abusing its dominance (Sun). Progressed Neptune was parallel Sun, square Mars and square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; progressed Jupiter was parallel Neptune in the Jupiter cycle; and Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

At least 53 mostly Central American migrants risking their lives to reach the United States border die when the truck transporting them turned over (Mars) in southern Mexico. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle; progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle; and progressed Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

US President Joe Biden speaks with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy amid ongoing efforts to defuse tensions over Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine. See Zelensky’s chart progressed to December 9, 2021

US actor Jussie Smollett is found guilty of lying to police when he claimed to have been the victim of a racist, homophobic assault. See his chart progressed to December 9, 2021

December 8: In India a military helicopter (Mars-Neptune) crashes (Mars) killing at least 13 people including defense chief General Bipin Rawat (Sun-Mars). He was in charge of reforming India’s archaic armed services. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

Boris Johnson (Sun) is in big strife and under fire (Mars) over a 2020 Christmas party that was held at Downing Street while the country was under tough covid-19 restrictions. Progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle; and Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

And: Omicron is in 57 countries; covid restrictions are back in England; and around 39,900 new covid cases are reported in America (on December 7). Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

December 7: Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold two hours of talks (Mercury) amid Ukraine tensions (Mars). Progressed Saturn was conjunction Mercury in the Saturn cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

Chile becomes the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage. The legislature (Jupiter-house 9) of marriage equality (Venus) includes recognition of parental ties and adoption rights for married same-sex couples. Progressed Venus was trine progressed Uranus, progressed Jupiter was sextile Venus and progressed Moon was trine birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart.

Rohingya refugees (Saturn) sue (house 7) Facebook (Neptune) for $150bn over claims the social media giant failed to stem hate speech (Mercury- Mars) on its platform, exacerbating violence (Mars) against the vulnerable Myanmar minority. Progressed Neptune was parallel Sun, inconjunct Moon, square Mars and square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle; and Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

And: At least four people are killed (house 8) and four others wounded in an explosion (Mars) that rocked the centre of Iraq’s southern city of Basra; in a rampage (Mars) through Kenya’s capital, Nairobi a police officer (Mars) shoots (Mars) at least 5 people dead before killing himself; in Nigeria’s Sokoto state gunmen (Mars) torch (Mars) a bus burning (Mars) at least 30 passengers to death; and at least 38 people are killed and 69 others injured in a huge fire (Mars) that tears through an overcrowded prison (house 12) in Burundi’s political capital, Gitega. Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

December 6: In a widely criticized decision (Mercury) a military court (Mars-Jupiter) in Myanmar sentences Aung San Suu Kyi (Venus) to two years in prison (house 12) for inciting dissent (Uranus) and breaking covid rules. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus and progressed Moon was trine birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle; and Mars was square Jupiter in the sky.

The US announces it will stage a diplomatic boycott (Uranus) of the 2022 Winter Olympics (Mars-Jupiter) in Beijing, China because of concerns about China’s human rights record (Uranus-Pluto). Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and Mars was square Jupiter and Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

And: The war (Mars) in Ethiopia rages with government forces recapturing strategic towns held by rebels (Uranus); Lebanon plunges into economic meltdown (Saturn-Pluto); Yemen is experiencing a currency crash (house 2); and only 15% (Saturn) of the people in Armenia are fully vaccinated.

December 5: Indonesia’s disaster agency (Mars) reports that the eruption of Semeru volcano (Saturn) on December 4 killed at least 22 people and injured dozens on Java island. Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

Uganda has launched a road-building project (Mars-house 3) in neighboring (house 3) Democratic Republic of Congo aimed at boosting trade (Jupiter-house 9) between the two countries. Mars was square Jupiter and parallel Saturn in the sky.

South Africans take to their beaches (Saturn) to protest (Uranus) against plans by Royal Dutch Shell (Neptune) to do seismic oil exploration (Mars) they say will threaten (Pluto) marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, seals and penguins. The Wild Coast is home of some of the country's most undisturbed wildlife refuges, and its stunning coastal wildernesses are a major tourist attraction. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

December 3: Crude oil (Neptune) prices have dropped sharply (Saturn) since late October amid moves by major consuming nations to tap their reserves and the emergence of the new coronavirus variant. Progressed Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle started October 18, reached peak power on December 2 and ends January 13, 2022.  

December 2: The Women’s Tennis Association’s suspends (Pluto) its tournaments (Mars-Jupiter) in China over concern for Peng Shuai (Venus). Progressed Mars was sextile Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

December 1: Omicron (Mars) is spreading around the world; Delta (Mars) is devastating Europe; Germany reports 67,186 new cases and 446 deaths > its total covid death toll has surpassed 101,000; global share markets (Neptune-house 5) slump (Saturn) on a slew of bad news; and Russia’s troop buildup (Mars) on its border with Ukraine continues. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle; progressed Saturn was parallel Moon in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was trine Neptune in the Mars cycle.

November 29: South Africa is angry (Mars) that the world has shut its doors to the largely unvaccinated country; The World Health Organization says the global risk (Mars) from Omicron is ‘very high’; Joe Biden says don’t panic, go get vaccinated; and the scientists are racing (Mars) to learn as much as they can about the new covid variant. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was trine Sun, inconjunct Mercury, parallel Venus and trine Neptune in the Mars cycle.  

Newsmaker Jack Dorsey: He is stepping down as the CEO of Twitter. See his chart progressed to November 29, 2021

Newsmaker Ghislaine Maxwell: The trial of the British socialite who’s accused of grooming underage girls for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse begins in New York. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty. A verdict is expected sometime in January 2022. See her chart progressed to November 29, 2021

November 27: In Serbia skirmishes (Mars) erupt between police and demonstrators at anti-mining protests ((Uranus); in Mali two people are killed in continuing anti-government protests; in Burkina Faso police (Mars) fire tear gas at anti-government protests; in Jordan hundreds protest against a water-energy deal with Israel; and in India farmers say their anti-farm law protests will continue until the laws are revoked. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky; progressed Mars was inconjunct Moon in the Mars cycle; and Uranus was opposition the Sun-Moon lunation in the Scorpio new Moon cycle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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