Events as reported by reliable news services
February 1: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces that the United States is suspending its role in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an agreement made with Russia in 1987 banning both countries from possessing, testing or launching nuclear and conventional intermediate-range missiles (Mars-Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was square Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was square Pluto in the sky.
Donald Trump enters the 2020 election cycle with a massive fund raising haul of more than $129 million. On June 30, 2017 progressed Venus in Trump’s chart moved to form a conjunction aspect with birth chart Jupiter, the cusp ruler of house 8 (other people’s money) in house 2 (his finances). Jupiter is the planet of abundance. The aspect ends May 31, 2019.
February 2: Russian President Vladimir Putin suspends Russia’s involvement in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and will now start developing new missiles (Mars) in response to America’s decision to withdraw from the Cold-War-era treaty. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Pluto in the sky.
Thousands of protesters (Uranus) take to the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas in support of President Nicolás Maduro and his self-proclaimed interim successor Juan Guaidó. Venezuelan Air Force general Francisco Yanez (Mars) denounces the ‘dictatorship’ of Maduro and becomes the first high-ranking general to publicly support Guaidó. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Yellow-vest protesters (Uranus) in France stage another round of demonstrations against the cost of living and President Emmanuel Macron’s policies. The protests focused on the police (Mars) use of rubber bullets. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Racism-row (Mars-Uranus) in America: Republican and Democrat leaders call the resignation of Virginian Governor Ralph Northam after a 1984 yearbook surfaces apparently featuring Northam with one person wearing blackface and another wearing Ku Klux Klan attire. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Egyptian archaeologists (Uranus) uncover a Pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies south of Cairo. Officials at the site in Minya said the chambers, which were cut out of rock, belonged to a middle-class family who probably lived during the Ptolemaic period, from the fourth century BC to just before the birth of Jesus. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 3: Pope Francis (Jupiter) arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, becoming the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the sky.
February 5: In Afghanistan over 40 people are killed by the Taliban in three separate attacks (Mars); and in Paris, France a fire (Mars) in an apartment block kills ten and leaves 30 injured. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
France’s Yellow Vest protest movement (Uranus) joins ranks with a major union (Uranus) in a day of nationwide protests (Uranus) over taxes and buying power. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 7: The first lorries carrying US humanitarian aid (Jupiter) for Venezuela arrive in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta but President Nicolás Maduro has rejected the aid and a bridge which the lorries must cross remains blocked by Venezuelan troops (Mars). Mars was sesquisquare Jupiter in the Mars cycle and conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Sierra Leone declares a national emergency (Mars) over sexual and gender-based violence (Mars) after recorded cases of rape and assault (Mars) doubled over the last year. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 8: Diplomatic tensions between Australia and Thailand escalate over the detainment of Bahraini soccer player, Hakeem Ali Mohamed al-Araibi, who now lives in Melbourne; France recalls its ambassador to Italy — a remarkable diplomatic split between neighbors and European Union allies — over what it describes as ‘repeated, baseless’ attacks by Italian political leaders against France; and a fire at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro football club Flamengo kills 10 people, including junior footballers, and injures at least three others. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 9: US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces (Mars) launch a final push to defeat the Islamic State group in the last tiny pocket the extremists (Uranus) hold in eastern Syria. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
For the 13th consecutive weekend yellow-vest protests (Uranus) are held in France. Violent clashes (Mars) broke out in front of the National Assembly and French police (Mars) responded with tear gas. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 10: Tens of thousands of right-wing party supporters in Madrid protest (Uranus) against the Spanish government’s plan to ease tension in the Catalonia region; and in Haiti at least four people have been killed and dozens injured in four days of anti-government protests (Uranus) in the capital Port-au-Prince and other cities. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 11: In a surprise, unexpected development (Uranus) the Thai Government decides to free (Uranus) Australian footballer Hakeem al-Araibi who will return to Australia within 24 hours. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
At least 99 people die after drinking toxic alcohol (Mars) in India’s two neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 12: Anti-government demonstrations (Uranus) continue in Haiti for the sixth day. All 78 inmates of a prison in southern Haiti escape (Uranus) while police were distracted by a protest. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
In Australia MP’s pass a landmark bill with an opposition amendment making it easier for sick refugees (Uranus) to be treated in the country. This is the first time in decades (Uranus) a government has lost a vote on its own legislation in the lower house. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky (and in house 10 – the government – of Australia’s Mars-Uranus conjunction chart).
Infamous Mexican drug boss Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin, illegal firearms possession and money laundering. Progressed Uranus was sextile Neptune in the Uranus cycle.
February 13: A suicide attack (Mars-Uranus) in south-eastern Iran kills at least 27 members of the Revolutionary Guards; in Venezuela tens of thousands of Juan Guaidó supporters rally (Uranus) against the government for blocking humanitarian aid from reaching the country; in Belgium three major trade unions (Uranus) hold a national strike (Uranus); in Spain the government fails to get its budget through parliament after Catalan separatists reject Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s bill when he refused to discuss the region’s right to self-determination (Uranus); and on Mars the mission of NASA’s Opportunity rover (Uranus) comes to an end after the rover stopped communicating in June 2018 due to a Martian dust storm, and attempts to reestablish communications were unsuccessful. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 14: At least 46 Indian paramilitary police (Mars) are killed in a bomb attack (Mars) by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 15: Donald Trump declares a state of emergency (Mars) and says he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky and Mar was conjunction Uranus in house 10 (Trump) of America’s Aquarius lunation chart.
Officials in north-west Nigeria report the discovery of 66 bodies, 22 of them children, killed (Mars) by ‘criminal elements’ and in a surprise development (Uranus) Nigeria’s presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for February 16 are postponed till February 23. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez, after failing to get his government’s budget approved, calls a snap election (Mars-Uranus) to be held April 28. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Five people are killed and five are injured when a gunman (Mars) opens fire (Mars) at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 16: India-Pakistan relations – following the deadliest attack (February 14) on Indian forces in decades India imposes a swathe of economic sanctions on Pakistan including revoking Most Favored Nation trading status raising customs duty to 200%. At least 46 paramilitary police (Mars) died in the attack, carried out by the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, and India has said it will ensure the ‘complete isolation’ (Uranus) of Pakistan. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
The former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, is defrocked after being found guilty of two historical sexual abuse allegations (Mars). He is the most senior Catholic figure to lose his priestly rights in modern times (Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 18: Tensions escalate in Kashmir when nine people, including four Indian soldiers and a policeman (Mars), are killed in a gun battle. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
A group of Americans is arrested in Haiti as anti-government protests (Uranus) enter their eleventh day. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
In Britain seven Labour Party MPs resign from the party, forming a new independent (Uranus) group, in protest (Uranus) at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and ‘institutional anti-Semitism’ within the party. It was the biggest split (Pluto) in UK politics in 37 years. Progressed ascendant in Britain’s Aquarian Age chart was inconjunct birth chart Pluto and sesquisquare birth chart Neptune – planet of chaos – and Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
A coalition of 16 US states (Pluto) led by California is suing President Donald Trump’s administration over his decision to declare an emergency to obtain funds for building a wall (Saturn) along the Mexican border. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the Pluto cycle and the sky.
February 19: Thousands of people across France protest (Uranus) against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks (Mars-Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 20: Three British MP’s defect from the Conservative Party to join The Independent Group, citing their opposition to Brexit and the party’s adoption of UKIP policies. See February 18.
A fast-moving fire sweeps through a historic district of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, killing at least 69 people. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 21: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro orders the closing of the border with Brazil as a row (Mars) over foreign humanitarian aid continues; and in Spain a general strike (Uranus) organized by unions of pro-independence workers and students blocks major highways, train tracks and roads across the north eastern region. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Pope Francis (Jupiter) convenes a summit at the Vatican to prevent cover-ups of sex abuse by Catholic superiors everywhere. Jupiter in the sky was parallel Saturn, square Neptune and parallel Pluto.
February 22: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declares a year-long state of emergency (Mars), dissolves his Cabinet and sacks all state governors amid ongoing anti-government protests (Uranus). Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Venezuelan National Guard troops open fire (Mars) on a group of indigenous Pemon protesters (Uranus) that attempt to block a military convoy heading to the Brazil-Venezuelan border. At least 2 people are killed and 14 wounded. Rival concerts are held either side of the Venezuelan-Colombia border. Juan Guaidó unexpectedly turns up (Uranus) at the Venezuela Aid Live in Cucuta and was greeted by the presidents of Colombia, Chile and Paraguay. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
Thousands of people across Algeria protest (Uranus) President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plans to run for a fifth term. Police (Mars) fire tear gas to block a march on the presidential palace. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 23: In Venezuela four people are killed and hundreds injured when violence (Mars) breaks out between civilians and Maduro loyalists. At least two aid trucks went up in flames (Mars). Maduro breaks off diplomatic ties with neighboring Columbia. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.
At least 133 people have died and around 200 have been hospitalized (since February 21) after drinking tainted liquor (Mars) in two separate incidents in India’s remote north-east. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.
February 24: In Nigeria as many as 39 people have died in election-related violence since Saturday’s poll. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle. February 26: India launches air strikes against Kashmiri militants in Pakistani territory in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries. Pakistan scrambles fighter planes in response. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky; and Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.
Australian cardinal George Pell is convicted of historic sex charges. The verdict was originally given December 11, 2018 (with progressed Jupiter parallel Mercury and semisextile Pluto in the Jupiter cycle) but suppressed. Jupiter in the sky was parallel Saturn, square Neptune and parallel Pluto.
February 27: Pakistan shoots down two Indian Air Force jets in a major escalation of the Kashmir conflict (Mars). Pakistan earlier said it had hit Indian targets, a day after India struck militants in Pakistan. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in house 7 (war) of both countries Aquarian Age charts.
In America Michael Cohen gives public testimony to the House of Representatives Oversight Committee. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un hold their second summit in Vietnam. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.
February 28: The summit between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ends suddenly (Uranus) with no agreement. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.
The UN Security Council rejects rival resolutions on Venezuela by the U.S. and Russia, with Russia and China vetoing (Pluto) the U.S. call for new elections and Moscow’s proposal failing to win sufficient support. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.
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