Aquarius 2023: 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?

February 2: In the US House of Representatives Republicans oust Democrat Ilhan Omar (Venus) from a high-profile committee over her past criticisms of Israel. Progressed Sun was conjunction Venus in the Sun cycle.

February 1: In the UK up to half a million teachers, civil servants, and train drivers walk out over pay (house 2) in the largest coordinated strike action (Uranus-Pluto) for a decade. Progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

January 30: In Peshawar, Pakistan, at least 100 people are killed in a bomb attack (Mars) targeting policemen (Mars) praying at a mosque. Progressed Sun was conjunction and parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

January 27: In occupied East Jerusalem at least seven people are killed by a gunman (Mars) at a synagogue. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

In Memphis, Tennessee on January 7 Tyre Nichols is beaten (Mars) during a traffic stop and on January 10 he dies in hospital. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun and Moon in the Mars cycle. On January 20 the five police officers involved (Mars) are fired from their jobs. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle. On January 26 they’re charged with second-degree murder, assault, kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression; and on January 27 a video of Nichols’s arrest is released by the Memphis Police Department (and America braces for strife). Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

January 26: Israeli troops (Mars) raid the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank killing 10 Palestinians; Russia fires a barrage of missiles (Mars) and drones across Ukraine killing at least 11 people; and in northern Somalia the US military (Mars-house 6) kill Bilal al-Sudani, a US designated ISIS leader, and 10 of his associates. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

The US Department of Justice says it has dismantled the website of a major ransomware network called Hive (Pluto) that’s responsible for extorting (Pluto) and attempting to extort hundreds of millions of dollars (Jupiter) from more than 1500 victims worldwide. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

January 25: The US announces it will supply Ukraine with 31 Abrams tanks (Mars) and Germany says it will supply Kiev with 14 Leopard 2 tanks. Berlin also clears the way for other European countries to send German-made tanks from their own stocks. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

January 24: Atomic scientists set the ‘Doomsday Clock’ at 90 seconds to midnight saying threats (Pluto) of nuclear war (Mars-Pluto), disease (Saturn), and climate volatility (Saturn) have been exacerbated by Russia’s invasion (Mars) of Ukraine, putting humanity at greater risk (Mars-house 5) of annihilation (Lower-Pluto). In the Pluto period of the Age of Aquarius progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn, parallel birth chart Uranus and parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

In an interview Pope Francis (Jupiter) says ‘being homosexual isn’t a crime’. He criticises laws (Jupiter-house 9) that criminalise (Pluto) homosexuality as ‘unjust’, saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. Some 67 countries or jurisdictions worldwide criminalise consensual same-sex sexual activity and in the US more than a dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books, despite a 2003 Supreme Court ruling declaring them unconstitutional. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

January 23: In California seven people are shot dead in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) at two locations in the coastal northern city of Half Moon Bay. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

January 21: In California eleven people are shot dead after a gunman (Mars) opens fire with a semiautomatic weapon (Mars) in the city of Monterey Park. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun and Moon in the Mars cycle.

In Tel Aviv, Israel, an estimated 110,000 people (Pluto) pack the streets, in one of Israel's biggest anti-government protests (Uranus) in the past decade; in Spain, thousands of people pack into central Madrid to protest against the Socialist government (Sun-Neptune) and accuse it of undermining the constitution (Jupiter-house 9); and in Portugal, thousands of people take to the streets of Lisbon to give animals a voice (house 6) as the constitutional court (Jupiter) ponders if mistreating pets should be classed as a crime (Pluto-house 12). Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter and parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

January 20: A dispute (Mars) over tanks (Mars) roils (Mars) and splits (Pluto) a meeting of defense ministers (Sun) from nations aiding Ukraine when Germany rebuffs (Pluto) requests for its Leopard tanks to be used against Russian forces. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

France will boost military spending (Mars-Jupiter) by more than one-third in the coming years in order to deal with the great ‘perils’ of this century. New Jupiter cycle event > Jupiter is sextile Mars in the chart.

In Lima, Peru, tensions flare as police (Mars) and protesters (Uranus-Pluto) clash in anti-government demonstrations (Uranus) that are spreading across the country. Progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

In the UK Church of England bishops (Jupiter) apologise (Jupiter) to LGBTQI+ people (Uranus) for the rejection (Pluto) and hostility (Mars) they have faced, with the Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledging that the religious body was still ‘very divided’ (Pluto) on the issue. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; new Jupiter cycle event > transition phase of cycle ends January 28.  

January 19: The US government hits its $31.4 trillion borrowing limit (Jupiter-house 8) amid a standoff (Pluto) between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and President Joe Biden’s Democrats on lifting the ceiling. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; new Jupiter cycle event.

In France more than a million people (Pluto) march nationwide in a wave of mass strikes (Uranus-Pluto) denouncing President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise the retirement age, halting trains, blocking refineries and curbing power generation. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 18: In Ukraine 14 people, including the country’s interior minister (Sun), are killed when a helicopter crashed (Mars) into a nursery. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.  

January 17: Russia announces it will make ‘major changes’ (Uranus) to its armed forces (Mars-house 6) from 2023 to 2026, promising to shake up its military structure and strengthen the combat capabilities of its naval, aerospace and strategic missile forces. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Mars will be parallel progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

China’s population fell (Saturn) in 2022 by roughly 850,000 people for the first time in six decades, a historic turn that is expected to mark the start of a long period of decline (Saturn) in its citizen numbers with profound implications (Pluto) for its economy and the world. Progressed Mars was conjunction and parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mercury in China’s chart – in house 8 (the death rate) and cusp ruler of house 5 (the birth rate) – was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto. Progressed Mercury will be opposition progressed Uranus in house 5 throughout 2023.  

Wall Street banks (Jupiter) report deep falls (Saturn) in their investment banking businesses and fourth quarter profits and dealmakers handling mergers, acquisitions, and initial public offerings report a sharp drop in business activity in 2022 prompting thousands of job cuts (Saturn). Progressed Mercury was square birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; new Jupiter cycle event.

January 16: The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting opens in Davos, Switzerland with record numbers of elite government officials and business leaders discussing the world’s economic woes > end date is January 20; and according to Oxfam’s ‘Survival of the Richest’ report (Jupiter) the world’s top 1 percent grabbed nearly two-thirds of the $42 trillion in new wealth (Jupiter) created since 2020. Their share was almost twice as much as the amount obtained by the bottom 99 percent of the world’s population. New Jupiter cycle events > Jupiter was parallel Jupiter in the cycle chart.

In Italy police (Mars) arrest Sicilian mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro (Sun-Pluto) after he was on the run for 30 years. There was dancing in the streets. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

Mars turned direct on January 13 and moves to form a conjunction aspect with Sun in the Mars cycle on January 24 > end date is January 30.

In California six people (Moon) including a six-month-old baby are shot dead (Mars) in what authorities are calling a targeted attack and ‘horrific massacre’ (Pluto). Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

January 15: In Pokhara, Nepal, at least 68 people are killed when a Yeti airlines flight crashes (Mars); and in Dnipro, Ukraine, at least 30 people are killed in a Russian missile strike (Mars). Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun and Moon in the Mars cycle.

In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at least 10 people are killed and dozens wounded in a bomb attack (Mars) during a service at a Protestant church (Jupiter-house 9). Progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle; new Jupiter cycle event > Jupiter is sextile Mars in the cycle chart.

January 14: In Tel Aviv, Israel, more than 80,000 protesters (Uranus) rally against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new right-wing coalition government to overhaul the judiciary (Jupiter) and weaken the Supreme Court (Jupiter-house 9). New Jupiter cycle event> Jupiter is semisquare Uranus in the cycle chart.

In Tunis, Tunisia, thousands of protesters (Uranus) march to mark 12 years since the Arab Spring erupted across the region and to rally against President Kais Saied’s increasingly authoritarian drift (Lower-Pluto). Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter and parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

In the UK the execution of British-Iranian man Alireza Akbari by Iran (Lower-Pluto) sparks widespread outrage (Mars-Uranus) and is described as ‘barbaric’ (Mars-Pluto). Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun and Moon in the Mars cycle.

A new Omicron variant XBB.1.5 (Mars) is spreading like a wildfire (Mars) across dozens of countries, with the UN health agency calling it the ‘most transmissible subvariant detected yet’. Mars was conjunction Sun and Moon in the Mars cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

January 13: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence announces the country will drastically slash its military (Mars) as it tries to cut costs (Saturn) in the face of its worst economic crisis in decades. The nation is bankrupt. Progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

January 12: For the first time in 50,000 years comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) makes its closest approach to the Sun. It’s bright green in color, will be closest to Earth on February 2 and is about 26 million miles (42 million kilometres) away. It was first spotted in March 2022 while inside the orbit of Jupiter. Its decanate location is unknown but its color green (Moon) is fortunate.

January 11: In the UK Church of England Commissioners (Jupiter), who manage the church’s 10-billion-pound investment portfolio, admit it was investing in the transatlantic slave trade (Jupiter-Neptune) during the 18th century, after it committed 100 million British pounds ($121m) (Jupiter) to address its wrongs. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; new Jupiter cycle event.

At the Vatican Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell (Jupiter) dies. Pell who was found guilty and then acquitted of child sexual abuse in recent years was a conservative-authoritarian who opposed same-sex marriage, homosexuality, abortion and contraception. With the death of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI on December 31, 2022 Vatican-watchers say the church has now lost two strong conservative figures. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; new Jupiter cycle event.

In Egypt the price (Jupiter) of imported food and other goods soars as the country’s pound currency (house 2-Jupiter) plunges to a new low against the $US. The devaluation represents a drop of about 50 percent against the US dollar over a 10-month period. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle; new Jupiter cycle event.

In Afghanistan at least 20 people (Moon) are killed after a suspected suicide bomber (Mars) detonates himself outside the foreign ministry in Kabul. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun and Moon in the Mars cycle.

January 10: In Ukraine the ferocious Russian offensive (Mars) on eastern Bakhmut and Soledar towns involving Wagner Group mercenaries (Pluto) intensifies. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Sun and Moon in the Mars cycle

In California the latest Pacific storm unleashes more flooding and landslides. The state has been ‘throttled’ for two weeks by an ‘incessant parade of storms’ (Saturn) bringing excessive rainfall. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, is released worldwide. See his chart progressed to January 10, 2023

January 9: In America a White House lawyer says that classified documents (Mercury-house 12) from Joe Biden’s vice-presidential days were discovered on November 2 at a Washington think tank by the US president’s personal attorneys. In America’s chart progressed Moon in house 10 (Joe Biden) was conjunction progressed Mercury (documents) and inconjunct birth chart Neptune (deception and confusion).

Pope Francis (Jupiter) meets privately with Archbishop Georg Ganswein, former Pope Benedict’s closest aide, who has rattled the Vatican with a book (Mercury-house 9) describing what he says were the strains while two men wearing white lived within its ancient walls. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle; new Jupiter cycle event.

In Geneva, donors at an international conference pledge (Jupiter) to give more than $9bn (Jupiter) to help it rebuild Pakistan following last year’s devastating floods. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle; new Jupiter cycle event.

January 8: In Brazil a mob (Pluto) of around 3,000 Jair Bolsonaro supporters, who refuse to accept his electoral defeat storm (Mars) the Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace in the capital, Brasilia. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

In Israel crowds rally (Pluto) against plans by Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government to weaken Israel’s Supreme Court (Jupiter) which they say threaten (Pluto) democracy and freedoms (Aquarius) and to expand (Jupiter) settlements in the occupied West Bank. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Argentina and China formalize the expansion (Jupiter) of a currency swap deal (Jupiter-house 2), allowing the South American country to increase its depleted (Saturn) foreign currency reserves (house 8). Progressed Jupiter was parallel Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle; new Jupiter cycle event.

In central Senegal at least 40 people are killed and 87 injured after two buses collided (Mars) near Kaffrine. Progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

January 7: On the 15th ballot Kevin McCarthy, after agreeing to a demand by hardliners that any lawmaker can call for his removal at any time, is elected speaker of the US House of Representatives. Progressed Pluto – planet of coercion – was square Jupiter in the sky. See his chart progressed to January 7, 2023

January 6: Kevin McCarthy suffers another embarrassing defeat as he fails by a single vote to be elected speaker of the US House of Representatives, prolonging the deepest congressional dysfunction in more than 160 years. He’s made concessions to the hardliners that will have unknown consequences. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and it’s a full Moon.

January 5: The US House of Representatives again fails to elect a house speaker. The Republican divide showcases the destructive self-interest of Lower-Pluto.  Progressed Pluto is square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle. The sudden disruption to the political process, disturbing political circumstances and agitation being felt by Congressmen and women showcase the sesquisquare aspect – see January 4. In Kevin McCarthy’s chart progressed Sun is sesquisquare birth chart Neptune. The agitation will result in change as existing conditions break up. The influence of Pluto could see a split in the Republican Party. Progressed Mars (strife and conflict) is conjunction Sun (politics) in the Mars cycle till January 30.

In Mexico drug cartel leader (Pluto) Ovidio Guzman, a son of jailed kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, is arrested. Nineteen suspected gang members (Pluto) and 10 military personnel (Mars) are killed in a wave of violence surrounding his capture. Furious gang members (Mars-Pluto) set up road blocks, set fire to vehicles and attacked a local airport. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

January 4: The US House of Representatives again tries to elect a house speaker and again fails. In America’s chart progressed Sun (politics) in house 11 (Congress) is inconjunct progressed Mars (conflict), sesquisquare (a sudden disturbance) progressed Saturn (hardline conservatives and loss), and parallel birth chart Neptune (chaos and confusion) – the cusp ruler of house 11. Progressed Moon in house 10 is inconjunct birth chart Neptune; and progressed Mercury – planet of talk and controversy – in house 10 is sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter – the cusp ruler of house 11.

Police (Mars) in Enoch, Utah, find eight family members (Moon), five of them children, dead from gunshot wounds (Mars). It was a murder, suicide by the father, Progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle. 

January 3: The US House of Representatives tries three times to elect a house speaker and three times it fails. No speaker, no Congress. There’s no unity (Pluto). Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle > it’s at peak power on January 7.

In December (with progressed Saturn sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle) Europe experienced unseasonal cold weather and now with progressed Mars conjunction Sun (the two hottest planets) in the Mars cycle temperatures for January have reached all time highs in a number of nations. On January 1 national records were smashed in Warsaw, Poland and Bilbao, Spain; and temperatures in the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and Belarus broke national records. In Switzerland, temperatures hit 20C, (should be 1C) and the warm weather has affected ski resorts across the Alps which have seen a shortage of snow. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

January 2: Syria’s military (Mars) says an Israeli air raid (Mars) kills at least two Syrian soldiers (Mars) and puts the Damascus International Airport (house 9) out of service. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was semisextile Mars in the Sun cycle.

In Queensland, Australia, two helicopters collide (Mars) on the Gold Coast killing four passengers and critically injuring three others. Progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, thousands of protesters (Uranus) have been blocking highways for six days, threatening to snarl the domestic transport (house 3) of grains and food, as anger (Mars) simmers following the arrest of local governor Luis Camacho (Sun). Fireworks have been weaponized (Mars) and cars burned. Progressed Jupiter was semisquare Uranus in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

January 1, 2023: In Ukraine numerous explosions (Mars) rock the capital, Kyiv, minutes after midnight; Ukraine fires at least 25 rockets (Mars) into Moscow-controlled parts of Donetsk killing at least 89 troops (Mars) in a makeshift training barracks; in Afghanistan an explosion outside the military airport in the capital, Kabul, causes multiple casualties; in Mexico at least 19 people are killed in an armed attack (Mars) at a prison in the northern border city, Juarez; and in Uganda at least nine people die in a shopping mall crush-stampede (Mars) in the capital, Kampala. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

After firing a short-range ballistic missile (Mars) off its east coast on December 31 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calls for an ‘exponential’ increase in the production of nuclear warheads (Pluto) and orders the development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) (Mars) to counter the United States and South Korea. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was semisextile Mars in the Sun cycle.

December 31: Looking back many women’s rights (Venus) were taken away in 2022. Saturn’s transit of Aquarius did a lot of harm on the human-rights front. Check out Afghanistan, Iran and America. The uprising (Uranus) in Iran is showing no signs of slowing down. Protesters (Uranus) there are risking their lives and paying the ultimate price in the pursuit of freedom (Uranus). Solidarity demonstrations have spread to all corners of the globe from the streets of Paris to the beaches of Bondi. Reports indicate that the covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in violence against women (Mars-Venus) worldwide in recent years. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus; progressed Venus was trine progressed Uranus; and progressed Jupiter was sextile birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart.

Former Pope Benedict XVI (Jupiter) dies. Progressed Jupiter was semisquare Uranus in the Jupiter cycle.

December 30: In America Democrats in Congress (house 11) release six years of Donald Trump’s tax records (house 8) to the public (Moon) disclosing documents (Uranus-Mercury) the former president long sought to keep secret (house 12).

Donald Trump’s chart progressed to December 30, 2022

Mercury and Venus are in house 11 (Congress). Neptune and Jupiter are the rulers of house 8 – his tax returns.

Progressed Mercury in house 12 (secrets) was trine birth chart Moon (the general public), sextile progressed Uranus - planet of disclosure – and semisquare (friction) progressed Neptune – planet of deception, white color crime and cheating – the cusp ruler of house 8.

Progressed Venus was trine birth chart Sun in house 10 (his honor and reputation); progressed Jupiter was square (obstacle) birth chart Venus; and progressed Midheaven was sextile progressed Neptune.  

December 29: In what Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba describes as ‘senseless barbarism’ (Mars) Russia fires scores of missiles (Mars) into Ukraine targeting Kyiv, Lviv in the west and Odesa in the southwest. Ukraine shot down 54 out of 69 missiles. Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

December 26: After weeks of escalating tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (Pluto) the Serbian army (Mars) is at its ‘highest level of combat readiness’. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle.

December 24: In South Africa at least 15 people are killed, and 40 others injured, when a fuel tanker explodes (Mars) in a city near Johannesburg. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle.

December 23-24: A gunman (Mars) in France kills three members of the Kurdish community igniting protests (Uranus) and violent clashes with police (Mars). Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

December 23: Bloomberg reports that nearly 37 million people in China may have been infected with covid-19 (Mars) on a single day this week and that about 18 percent of the country’s population – 248 million people – are likely to have contracted the virus (Mars) in the first 20 days of December; and in America winter storms (Saturn) batter much of the country with more than a million homes and businesses on the East Coast, Midwest and Texas without power. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

December 22: Pope Francis (Jupiter) denounces psychological violence and abuse of power (Sun) in the Church (Jupiter), as the case of a prominent priest (Jupiter) accused of exploiting (Lower-Puto) his authority (Sun) to sexually abuse nuns (Mars) rocks the Vatican. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

December 21: In the US Core Scientific Inc, one of the biggest publicly traded cryptocurrency mining companies (Uranus-house 10) files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (Saturn), the latest in a string of failures to hit the sector. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

December 20: Afghanistan’s Taliban-run higher education ministry (Lower-Pluto) bans all female students from the country’s universities (house 9-Jupiter) until further notice. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was semisextile Pluto in the Sun cycle.

The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Jupiter-Saturn) orders Wells Fargo & Co (Jupiter) to pay a $1.7bn civil penalty, and another $2bn (Jupiter) to redress more than 16 million consumer accounts over widespread mismanagement (Pluto) of car loans, mortgages and bank accounts. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

December 19: Negotiators from 193 countries (Pluto) reach a historic deal at a UN biodiversity conference that represents the most significant effort to protect (Saturn) the world’s lands and oceans. The deal provides critical financing (Jupiter) to save biodiversity and address the extinction crisis in the developing world. Progressed Moon was sextile birth chart Sun in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

European Union (Pluto) energy ministers agree a gas price cap (Jupiter), after weeks of talks on the emergency measure (Mars) that split (Pluto) opinion across the bloc. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

Ghana suspends payments on most of its external debt (house 8), effectively defaulting as the country struggles to plug its balance of payments deficit (Saturn). Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter and parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

The US Federal Trade Commission (Jupiter-house 9) says ‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games (Neptune) will pay $520 million (Jupiter) to settle allegations that it illegally (Pluto) collected children’s personal information (house 5) and tricked people (Neptune) into making purchases (Jupiter). Progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

In the US the congressional committee (Pluto-house 11) investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capital (Mars) refers Donald Trump to the justice department for prosecution (house 7). It says he should be charged with insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy (house 12) to defraud the United States and conspiracy to make a false statement. In America's chart progressed Moon was trine Mars, sesquisquare Jupiter and parallel birth chart Midheaven. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle. 

December 18: North Korea fires two medium-range ballistic missiles (Mars) towards the sea off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula; and in Iraq at least 9 federal police officers (Mars) are killed in a bombing (Mars) near the city of Kirkuk. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In the Gulf of Thailand the HTMS Sukhothai (Jupiter) capsizes (Mars) in rough seas. The ship was carrying 106 people and 31 sailors are missing. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

December 17: In Afghanistan at least 19 people are killed and many injured in an accident (Mars) after a fuel tanker caught fire (Mars) in Kabul. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle

December 16: Russia launches 76 missiles (Mars) across Ukraine amid freezing temperatures (Saturn), knocking out electricity (Uranus) in its second biggest city, hitting critical infrastructure in the south and causing explosions (Mars) in the capital Kyiv. Saturn was square and parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 15-16: In a press freedom issue (Aquarius) Twitter (Neptune) abruptly suspends (Pluto) more than half a dozen journalists (Mercury-house 3) including from the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post who have reported critically about the social media platform’s new owner Elon Musk (Pluto). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

The US Senate (house 11) passes legislation authorizing a record $858 billion in annual defense spending (Mars-Jupiter); and Japan unveils its biggest military build-up (Mars) since World War Two with a $320 billion plan (Jupiter) that will buy missiles (Mars) capable of striking China and ready it for sustained conflict, as regional tensions and Russia’s Ukraine invasion stoke war fears (Mars-Saturn). Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

European Union unity falters (Pluto) as its stumbling economy weakens resolve over a ninth package of sanctions on Russia with Poland and the Baltic states that neighbor Russia campaigning for tougher measures. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 15: India successfully test-fires a long-range nuclear-capable missile (Mars-Pluto) as New Delhi aims to boost its defence capabilities amid border tensions with China. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland up to 100,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing (house 6) stage an unprecedented one-day strike (Uranus-house 6) as a ‘last resort’ (Pluto) in their fight (Mars) for better wages (house 2) and working conditions (house 6). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

A fierce winter storm (Mars-Saturn) leaves a trail of destruction (Mars) across the southern US, devastating communities and killing three people in Louisiana. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

The Bank of England (Jupiter-house 2) hikes its interest rate by half a point to 3.5 percent, the highest level in 14 years, in a bid to cool sky-high inflation (Neptune). Progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon and conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

December 14: Peru declares nationwide state of emergency (Mars) as crisis deepens following the removal and detention of former President Pedro Castillo. Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Ghana’s annual consumer inflation (Jupiter-Neptune) accelerates to a new 21-year high of 50.3 percent in November, up from 40.4 percent the previous month, driven by utilities, food and fuel. Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the Jupiter cycle.

Reporters Without Borders reports the number of journalists (Mercury-house 3) imprisoned (house 12) around the world in 2022 hits a new record of 533 media professionals up from 488 last year. Progressed Mercury was parallel birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates (Jupiter) by half a percentage point to 4.25%. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

December 13: Political upheaval grips Peru as protests (Uranus) continue to spread throughout the country following the impeachment (Pluto) and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo (Sun) with at least seven dead in violent clashes with riot police (Mars). Progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo at least 120 people are killed in Kinshasa after heavy rains (Saturn) triggered floods and landslides (Saturn). Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Saturn in the Sun cycle.

In the United Kingdom thousands of rail workers (house 6) begin a two-day national strike (Uranus-house 6) over below-inflation salaries (house 2). Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

In the US authorities charge Sam Bankman-Fried with ‘one of the biggest financial frauds (Jupiter-Neptune) in US history’ in the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX. Security and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler said Mr Bankman-Fried built a ‘house of cards on a foundation of deception’ (Neptune). Jupiter was conjunction Neptune in the sky (all year); Sun was conjunction Neptune in the Sun cycle chart: and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart. On December 18 progressed Moon inconjunct birth chart Neptune in America’s chart starts > peak power date is January 13, 2023.

US scientists (Mercury-Uranus) in the race (Mars) to recreate nuclear fusion (Pluto) confirm they have overcome a major barrier – producing more energy from a fusion experiment than was put in. It was a major breakthrough with physicists pursuing the technology (Uranus) for decades. Progressed Mercury was sextile birth chart Uranus and parallel birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart.

December 12: In Ukraine Russian missiles (Mars), artillery (Mars) and drones hammer targets in the east and south; Zelenskyy appeals to the G7 for tanks (Mars), artillery and long-range missiles (Mars); and the G7 pledges to meet Ukraine’s ‘urgent’ (Mars) air defence requirements. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In the Bahamas Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX (Jupiter), is arrested after prosecutors (house 7) in the United States filed criminal charges (Pluto) against the crypto entrepreneur (Pluto). Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

December 10: In Bangladesh tens of thousands of supporters of the main opposition party gather in Dhaka to protest (protest) against the government and demand new elections; and in Tunisia hundreds of protesters (Uranus) take to the streets to protest against President Kais Saied a week before parliamentary elections are set to take place under a new constitution. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

The International Federation of Journalists (Mercury) reports that 67 journalists (Mercury) and media workers have been killed around the world in 2022, up from 47 in 2021. The IFJ recorded at least 375 media professionals – 10 more than last year – are currently in prison (mostly in China, Myanmar, Turkey, Iran and Belarus) for doing their job. Its report also shows that ‘political repression (Cetus) has reared its ugly head’ in 2022. Progressed Mercury was parallel Mars in the Aquarian Age chart and progressed Sun was square Mercury in the Sun cycle.

December 8: US basketball athlete Brittney Griner (Mars-house 1) is released in a prisoner swap (house 12) with Russia in exchange for former arms dealer Viktor Bout. In America’s chart progressed Mercury in house 10 (the administration) was trine (luck) birth chart Mars in house 1 (US citizen) and cusp ruler of house 12 (prisoners) and progressed Moon was conjunction progressed Mercury and tine birth chart Mars.

December 7: In Germany about 3,000 police officers (Mars) carry out raids arresting 25 suspected members and supporters of a far-right group – the so-called Reich Citizens (Reichsbuerger) movement (Pluto) – who were allegedly seeking to overthrow the state by force (Pluto) to install as national leader a prince who had sought support from Russia. Progressed Moon was opposition and progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was parallel Mars and Uranus in the Pluto cycle; progressed Mars was sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Peru’s Congress (house 11) votes to oust President Pedro Castillo (Sun-house 10) in an impeachment trial, hours after he plunged the country into a constitutional crisis (Jupiter-house 9) by attempting to dissolve the legislature by decree. Hours later Dina Boluarte was sworn in as a new president. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

The Taliban (Pluto) carries out its first public execution (Mars-house 8) of a murder convict in accordance with its interpretation of Islamic law, or sharia. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

Britain approves its first new coal mine (Saturn-house 4) in decades to produce the high-polluting fuel used in steelmaking which critics say will hinder the UK’s climate targets. Progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (Pluto) slams multinational corporations (Neptune) for turning the world’s ecosystems (Saturn-house 4) into ‘playthings of profit’ (Jupiter) and warned that ‘With our bottomless appetite for unchecked and unequal economic growth, humanity has become a weapon (Mars) of mass extinction (Pluto).’ Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle.

Time magazine names Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy 2022’s ‘Person of the Year’ for his courage in the face of Russia’s invasion and for inspiring Ukrainians to remain steadfast and resist Russia’s full-scale invasion launched in February. In his chart progressed Midheaven (honor and high recognition) was sextile birth chart Sun (his desire for significance).

December 6: Indonesia’s parliament (house 11) approves a criminal code (Jupiter-Pluto) that bans (Pluto) sex (house 5) outside marriage (house 7) with a punishment of up to one year in jail (house 12), part of a raft of legal changes (Jupiter-house 9) that critics say undermine civil liberties (Uranus-house 1) in the world’s third-largest democracy. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

Following last month’s historic protests (Uranus) China’s capital Beijing drops the need for people (house 1) to show negative covid tests (Saturn-house 6) to enter supermarkets and offices. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle.

December 5: The price cap (Jupiter) of $60 a barrel on Russian seaborne oil agreed to by the European Union, the G7 and Australia (Pluto) comes into effect. Progressed Pluto was square Jupiter in the Pluto cycle; progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Russia unleashes missiles (Mars) across Ukraine while Moscow says Ukrainian drones had attacked two air bases deep inside Russia hundreds of miles from front lines; and North Korea fires more than 130 artillery shells (Mars) into the sea off its east and west coasts. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Iranian shops shut their doors in several cities following calls for a three-day nationwide strike (Uranus-house 6) from protesters (Uranus) seeking the fall of clerical rulers. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle.

In Indonesia people are running for their lives (Mars) as the Mount Semeru volcano (Saturn-house 4) erupts. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

According to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) sales of arms and military services (Jupiter-Mars) by the world’s 100 biggest defence companies rose 1.9 percent to $592BN in 2021. It marked the seventh consecutive year of rising global arms sales. In the February 2011 Jupiter cycle Sun was exact conjunction Mars and Jupiter was semisquare Sun and Mars.

December 4: In Iran the unrest and protests (Uranus) that started in September continue; in South Korea the truckers strike (Uranus) enters its eleventh day; in Syria at least two people are killed when protesters (Uranus) in the southern Syrian city of Sweida storm a provincial government building in a rare anti-government protest (Uranus) over rising prices and other economic hardships; in the Democratic Republic of Congo tens of thousands of Christians take to the streets to protest violence in eastern regions; and in Malta the biggest protest in years calls on the government to halt plans to amend the country’s strict anti-abortion laws. Progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was inconjunct Uranus in the Sun cycle.

December 2: In South Africa an official report says that president Cyril Ramaphosa may have violated the constitution. He stands accused of covering up (Pluto) the theft of at least $580,000 (£470,000) that was stashed down the back of a sofa in his farmhouse in 2020. Where did the cash came from? Progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

November 29: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg accuses Russia of ‘trying to use winter (Saturn) as a weapon of war (Mars)’ and calls on member states (Pluto) to pledge more aid (Jupiter) for Ukraine amid Moscow’s relentless attacks (Mars) on the country’s power infrastructure (Uranus). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

November 28: In protest hot cities across China anti-lockdown protesters (Uranus are deterred (Saturn) by a large police (Mars) presence. The current show of civil disobedience (Uranus) is unprecedented since Xi Jinping (Pluto) assumed power a decade ago. During his tenure, Xi has overseen the quashing of dissent (Uranus) and the expansion of a high-tech social surveillance system (Pluto) that has made protest more difficult, and riskier. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In Mogadishu, Somali, security forces (Mars-Saturn) storm a hotel (house 4) to end a near day-long siege (Pluto) by al-Shabab fighters (Mars) who killed nine people. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In Austria rail traffic grinds to a halt as workers (house 6) hold a 24-hour strike (Uranus-house 6) after another round of pay negotiations falls through. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 26: In China angry protests (Mars-Uranus) sparked by a fire (Mars) that killed 10 people and the countries covid policy erupt in the Xinjiang region and Beijing. Nationwide covid infections keep setting records. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 25: As winter bites (Saturn) millions of people in Ukraine are without heat or power (Uranus) after the most devastating Russian air strikes (Mars-Neptune) on its energy grid with residents warned to brace for further attacks and stock up on water, food and warm clothing. Mars was square Neptune and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fighting (Mars) in the country’s east between Congolese troops and M23 rebels resumes even though a ceasefire brokered by African leaders goes into effect at 6.00pm. The armed group (M23-Mars-Pluto) says the ceasefire deal (Jupiter) ‘doesn’t really concern’ them. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter and opposition birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.  

In Spain thousands of protesters (Uranus) take to the streets in Madrid and Barcelona to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence (Mars) against Women (Venus). Progressed Venus was trine Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus in the Uranus cycle.

November 24: Eastern Europe’s arms industry (Mars) is churning out guns, artillery shells and other military supplies at a pace not seen since the Cold War as governments in the region lead efforts to aid (Jupiter) Ukraine in its fight (Mars) against Russia. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the current Jupiter cycle chart.

Russia’s parliament (house 11) approves a bill that widens a prohibition (Pluto) of ‘LGBT propaganda’ and restricts the ‘demonstration’ of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT lifestyle almost impossible. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

China reports record high covid19 infections (Mars) with cities nationwide imposing localised lockdowns (Pluto), mass testing and other curbs that are fuelling frustration and darkening (Saturn) the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In the UK thousands of postal workers, university lecturers and schoolteachers go on strike (Uranus) to demand better pay and working conditions amid the country’s cost of living crisis. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 23: The European Parliament (house 11) designates Russia a state sponsor of terrorism (Pluto), arguing that its military strikes (Mars) on Ukrainian civilian targets (Moon) such as energy infrastructure, hospitals (house 12), schools (house 5) and shelters violate international law (Jupiter-house 9). Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

In Ukraine at least six civilians are killed and officials are forced (Pluto) to shut down three nuclear reactors (Pluto) due to power outages (Uranus) in the latest wave of Russian missile strikes (Mars). Moldova was not directly hit but faced widespread blackouts as half the country lost power. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In retaliation (Mars) for a bomb attack (Mars) in Istanbul on November 13 Turkey carries out an air offensive (Mars-Neptune) against the YPG militia (Mars) in northern Syria in order to secure (Saturn) its southern border. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

The World Health Organization says there is now an imminent threat (Pluto) of measles spreading (Mars-Saturn) in various regions globally, as covid-19 led to a steady decline (Saturn) in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease (Saturn). Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars in the Saturn cycle.

In America seven people are dead following a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) at a Walmart store in Virginia; and in Israel two bombs explode (Mars) at bus stops in Jerusalem killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 other people in what appears to be an attack by Palestinian militants (Mars-Uranus). Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle.

In a rare show of open dissent (Uranus) in China hundreds of workers (Saturn-house 6) join protests (Uranus) at Foxconn’s flagship plant with some smashing surveillance cameras (Pluto) and windows. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 22: In South Africa seven unions (house 6) – representing about 800,000 public servants (house 6), including those working in hospitals, schools and police stations – march in eight of the country’s provinces on a nationwide ‘National Day of Action’ strike (Uranus) demanding better wages (house 2). Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 21: A powerful 5.6 magnitude earthquake (Saturn-house) hits Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds of others. Progressed Saturn was sesquisquare Mars and semisquare Saturn in the Saturn cycle.

November 20: At the COP27 climate summit in Egypt (Pluto) countries adopt a hard-fought final agreement that sets up a fund (Jupiter) to help poor countries (Saturn) being battered by climate disasters (Saturn), but does not boost efforts to tackle the emissions causing them. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Saturn was semisquare Saturn in the Saturn cycle.

November 19: Russia’s onslaught of missile strikes (Mars) has crippled almost half of Ukraine’s energy system (Uranus) with authorities in Kiev warning the capital could face a ‘complete shutdown’ of the power grid (Uranus) as winter (Saturn) sets in. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Saturn was trine Moon in the Saturn cycle.

In America a gunman (Mars) kills at least five people and injures 25 others inside a LGBTQ nightspot (house 5) in Colorado Springs. Mars was square Neptune in the sky. In America’s chart progressed Moon was trine birth chart Mars in house 1. The shooting was the latest in over 600 mass shootings in America this year.

November 18: North Korea fires an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) (Mars), a day after launching a smaller missile and warning of ‘fiercer military responses’ to the United States boosting its security presence in the region. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

In America a judge (Jupiter) in California sentences Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to 11 years and three months in prison (house 12) for defrauding (Neptune) investors in her now-defunct blood testing startup that was once valued at $9 billion. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Neptune was sesquisquare Pluto in the Neptune cycle.

The US determines that Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Pluto) – has immunity from a lawsuit (Jupiter) filed by murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancé. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

Two days before the start of the World Cup Soccer tournament (house 5) in Qatar the sale (Jupiter) of alcohol (Mars) is banned (Pluto) at eight stadiums after Fifa changed its policy. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars and sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

November 17: A Dutch court (Jupiter-house 9) finds three men guilty of murder for shooting down MH17 passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 people. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

In America Starbucks workers house 6) at more than 100 US stores strike (Uranus-house 6) seeking better pay (house 2), more consistent schedules and higher staffing levels in busy stores. Uranus is conjunction Moon in America’s Uranus cycle chart; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus.

In Turkey an Istanbul court (Jupiter) has sentenced a televangelist (Jupiter-house 9) who surrounded himself with scantily clad women he called ‘kittens’ to 8,658 (?!?) years in prison. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

According to the Economist commenting on the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX cryptocurrency exchange (Taurus-Uranus-house 2): ‘Today there is nothing left but 1m furious creditors (house 8), dozens of shaky crypto firms (house 10) and a proliferation of regulatory and criminal probes (Pluto-house 12). The more that comes out about the demise of FTX, the more shocking (Uranus) the tale becomes. The exchange’s own terms of service said it would not lend customers’ assets (house 8) to its trading arm. Yet of $14bn of such assets , it had reportedly lent $8bn-worth (Jupiter) to Alameda Research, a trading firm (house 10) also owned by Mr Bankman-Fried. In turn, it accepted as collateral its own digital tokens (Uranus), which it had conjured out of thin air (Neptune). A fatal run on the exchange exposed the gaping hole in its balance-sheet. To cap it all, after FTX declared bankruptcy (Saturn) in America, hundreds of millions of dollars (Jupiter) mysteriously (Neptune-house12) flowed out of its accounts. 
 
The high-speed implosion (Mars-Uranus) of FTX has dealt a catastrophic blow (Mars) to an industry with a history of failure (Saturn) and scandals. Never before has crypto (Jupiter-Uranus) looked so criminal, wasteful and useless.’ Progressed Mercury was square birth chart Jupiter and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; progressed Jupiter was sextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and Saturn was parallel Uranus (in Taurus) and Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

November 16: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says a deadly explosion (Mars) in Poland was probably the result of Ukrainian anti-aircraft fire, but that Russia bears ‘ultimate responsibility’ since Moscow is behind the war. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

In Iran five people have been sentenced to death (Pluto) on the charge of ‘enmity against God’ (Mars-Jupiter) in connection with the recent anti-government protests. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

November 15: Russia pounds Ukraine’s energy facilities with its biggest barrage of (85) missiles (Mars) causing widespread blackouts; in Poland an explosion (Mars) kills two people in Przewodow, a village in the east of the country near the border with Ukraine; and Poland’s prime minister calls an urgent meeting of a committee for national security and defense affairs. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was square Neptune in the sky; progressed Pluto was parallel Mars in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

The G20 summit (Pluto) of world leaders (Sun) opens in Bali, Indonesia. Progressed Mercury was semisquare progressed Pluto and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

November 14: In California more than 48,000 academic workers (Mercury-house 6) in the state’s university system (house 9) strike (Uranus) over what they say are unfair labor practices (house 6) and low wages (house 2). Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 13: In Istanbul, Turkey, an explosion (Mars) kills 6 people and injures 81. Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

In Mexico tens of thousands of people protest (Uranus) President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s plan to overhaul the country’s electoral commission INE in what they fear (Saturn) would concentrate power (Sun) in the hands of the government; and in Tirana, Albania, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gather to protest against corruption and the country’s cost of living crisis. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 12: Big tech (Uranus-Neptune) has big problems. After a bull run that lasted years, the sector is suffering a sharp correction (Uranus). Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft (Neptune) have collectively lost $2trn in stockmarket value in the past year. According to Crunchbase, a data provider, more than 60,000 American techies have lost their jobs in 2022. Saturn was square Uranus in the sky.

China reports 14,878 new covid-19 infections (Mars), including a record number of new daily cases in Beijing and the manufacturing hubs Guangzhou and Zhengzhou. Mars was square Neptune and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

November 11: In Kherson, southern Ukraine, tens of thousands of Russian troops complete their lightning-fast retreat (Uranus-Saturn) across the Dnipro river. There was dancing in the streets as Ukrainian soldiers (Mars) are welcomed by jubilant (Jupiter) residents. Volodymyr Zelensky says Kherson is ‘our city. It was the only regional capital taken by Russia after its February’s invasion. The retreat is seen as one of its biggest setbacks (Saturn) of the war (Mars). Saturn was parallel Uranus and Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

Crypto giant FTX – the world’s second largest crypto exchange (Jupiter) – collapses into bankruptcy (Saturn). It was a major turn of fortune (Uranus) for Sam Bankman-Fried who stepped down as chief executive. It took just over a week for his FTX empire to collapse, shaking confidence in the already troubled crypto market. Progressed Mercury was square birth chart Jupiter and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle; Saturn was square and parallel Uranus in the sky; and Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

November 9: Meta Platforms Inc (Neptune) says it will layoff  (Saturn) more than 11,000 employees (house 6) as it battles soaring costs (Jupiter) and a weak advertising market (house 9); and cryptocurrencies (Uranus-house 2) decline sharply (Saturn) as investors (house 8) fret about the stability of the sector and the financial health (Jupiter) of major exchange FTX. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky.

November 7: At the COP27 summit in Egypt UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres reports that ‘We are on a highway to climate hell (Saturn) with our foot on the accelerator (Mars)’. Progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

November 6: The UN climate summit (Saturn-Pluto) kicks off in Egypt with delegates from nearly 200 countries agreeing to discuss compensating poor nations for the mounting damage linked to global warming. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Anti-government dissent (Uranus) rages on in Iran as hardline lawmakers (Saturn) urge the judiciary (Jupiter) to ‘deal decisively’ with perpetrators of the unrest (Uranus) and the country’s national currency, the Iranian rial (house 2), hits a new all-time low; and in the UK thousands of people join a demonstration (Uranus) in London, calling for general elections amid the worsening cost-of-living crisis. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

November 5: Thousands of people across Peru take to the streets in anti-government protests (Uranus) demanding the resignation of embattled President Pedro Castillo whose government is under investigation for corruption; and pilots at Kenya Airways down tools and go on strike (Uranus) resulting in the cancellation of dozens of flights and thousands of stranded passengers. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

In Kostroma, Russia, thirteen people are killed when a fire tears through a crowded nightclub. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

November 4: Twitter Inc (Neptune) temporarily closes its offices and cuts workers’ access to internal systems after telling employees (house 6) they would be informed by email (house 3) about whether they were being laid off. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Uranus (Elon Musk) in the Sun cycle.

November 3: Despite government attempts to contain unrest the protests (Uranus) in Iran rage on. Progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

The Bank of England raises (Jupiter) its key interest rate (house 2) to 3 percent – the biggest rate hike in 33 years – and warns the UK economy is in a recession (Saturn) that could last two years. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Moon and Mars in the Jupiter cycle; progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

November 2: The Ethiopian government and forces from the northern region of Tigray sign a cease-fire truce (Jupiter). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mercury and conjunction Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

With the US battling its worst outbreak of inflation (Neptune) in 40 years the Federal Reserve raises interest rates (Jupiter) by 0.75 percentage points to take the bank’s benchmark lending rate to 3.75-4%. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mercury and parallel Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

November 1: In Iran university students hold sit-down strikes (Pluto) in support of the anti-government protests (Uranus); and in Brazil supporters of Jair Bolsonaro escalate their election defeat protests disrupting fuel, grain and meat industries. Saturn was parallel Uranus in the sky; progressed Pluto was parallel Uranus in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was sextile Venus and semisquare Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

In Ecuador five police officers (Mars) are killed in explosive attacks at overcrowded and violent penitentiaries (house 12) prompting President Guillermo Lasso to declare a state of emergency in two provinces. Mars was square Neptune in the sky; and Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

In the United States manufacturing activity (Mars) grew at its slowest pace (Saturn) in nearly two and a half years in October as the Federal Reserve’s aggressive push to raise interest rates to quash inflation cools demand for goods; and in Asia manufacturing (Mars) output weakened (Saturn) in October as global recession fears and China’s zero-covid policy hurt demand. Progressed Mars was conjunction birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.


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