Major world events March 2019

Events as reported by reliable news services

March 1: In a peace gesture (Venus) Pakistan frees an Indian fighter pilot, Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, captured after his plane was shot down (Mars) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.  Progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle. 

Tens of thousands of anti-government protestors (Uranus) in Algeria take to the streets angry (Mars) at 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plan to seek a fifth term in office. Protestors threw rocks, the police fired tear gas. Mars was conjunction Uranus in the sky.

March 3: In Milan, Italy two hundred thousand people gather to protest (Uranus) against racism (Uranus).  Campaigners say the government promotes fear (Saturn) and hatred (Mars) to spread division (Pluto). Progressed Uranus was sextile Neptune in the Uranus cycle and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky. 

India and Pakistan violate a ceasefire (Venus) along the Line of Control in the disputed (Mars) region of Kashmir with at least six civilians and two Pakistani soldiers (Mars) killed. Progressed Mars was parallel Venus, trine Sun and trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Out of control bushfires (Mars) burning across Victoria, Australia destroy homes and buildings. Hot temperatures and strong winds are challenging firefighters. Progressed Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 4: Juan Guaidó defies (Mars) Nicolás Maduro’s threats and returns to Venezuela where he is received by tens of thousands of supporters in Caracas. Progressed Mars was trine Sun in the Mars cycle.

March 5: In Albania anti-government protesters (Uranus) rally outside parliament.   Democratic Party head Lulzim Basher calls parliament a hotbed of ‘crime and corruption’ (Pluto). Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 7: International Women’s Day (Venus) with women around the globe drawing attention to gender inequality and violence against women. Progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Venus in the Sun cycle.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (Sun) is sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for eight counts including tax fraud 9Neptune) and bank fraud (Neptune). Progressed Mars was sextile Neptune in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Pluto in the Sun cycle.

March 8: Tens of thousands of people march in the Algerian capital, Algiers, in the largest protest (Uranus) yet against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Protests have been ongoing for three weeks. Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn and square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

Numerous countries report weak trade and jobs data (Saturn) and stumbling (Saturn) economies. It doesn’t happen overnight. During 2018 Saturn was square the Sun in the Sun cycle and parallel Pluto in the sky; and currently Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 9: Day 3 of a power outage (Uranus) in Venezuela with rival protests (Uranus) being held in Caracas. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

March 10: Thousands of Russians take to the streets in Moscow, Voronezh and Khabarovsk to protest (Uranus) internet restrictions (Saturn). Progressed Uranus was opposition Saturn in the Uranus cycle.

March 11: Following the crash of its 737-8 MAX aircraft countries are grounding the plane (Neptune) and Boeing’s (Neptune) shares are plunging. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

The Turkish economy goes into recession (Saturn) for the first time since 2009 after the currency and debt crisis of 2018. Saturn was square the Sun in the Sun cycle and parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 12: A college admission scheme (Neptune) across America results in the indictment of over 50 people including athletic coaches, CEOs, and two Hollywood actresses, accused of using bribery and fraud (Neptune) in order to cheat their children (house 5) into universities (house 9). Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and in America’s chart progressed Venus in house 12 (crime) was square progressed Pluto in house 9.

A UN investigation funds that between December 16 and 18, 2018 when Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky over 500 people in the DR Congo were killed (Mars), including families burnt alive (Mars).

March 13: Canada and the US ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and ban the jet from their airspace until further notice. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

Brexit dominates the news from Britain.

In Australia, Cardinal George Pell (Jupiter) is jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys. Progressed Uranus was parallel Jupiter in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

March 14: The UK’s House of Commons votes 412 to 202 to seek a three month delay (Saturn) to Brexit. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Beira, Mozambique is cut off by Cyclone Idai (Saturn). Heavy rain (Saturn) kills over 100 people, thousands of homes are destroyed and 500,000 people are without electricity (Uranus). Progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky. March 16: Thousands of demonstrators (Uranus) in Madrid protest against the trial of Catalan independence leaders (Uranus); and in France thousands of ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators (Uranus) take part in anti-Macron protests that are now in their fourth month. Progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

March 15: At least 50 people are killed in mass shootings (Mars-Pluto) in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle; and in New Zealand’s Mars cycle chart progressed Mars was trine the Midheaven.  In the chart Mars is in house 12 (society’s secret enemies) and is cusp ruler of house 8 (death).

Thousands of school students (Mercury) around the world abandon their classrooms for a day of protest (Uranus) against climate change; and thousands of protestors in Algeria gather to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika despite him dropping his bid for a fifth term. Progressed Uranus was sextile Neptune and square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

March 17: The world mourns (Saturn) the victims of the terror attack (Pluto) in Christchurch, New Zealand and unites (Pluto) in solidarity against extremist violence.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

At least 73 people have died and more than 60 are missing in flash floods (Saturn) in Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua; 31 people to have been killed in eastern Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai (Saturn); and flooding (Saturn) in Nebraska claims one life. Progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle.

March 19: Cyclone Idai triggers a massive disaster in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of people are affected by devastating flooding (Saturn).  Thousands are homeless.  The UN has described cycle Idai and its devastation as the ‘worst extreme weather event of this year’. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle.

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack the focus turns on Facebook and other social media giants (Pluto) and the live streaming of the violence (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle. 

March 21: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Venus) announces a ban of all military-style semi-automatic weapons (Mars), assault rifles (Mars) and high-capacity magazines following the Christchurch mosque shootings. Progressed Mars was opposition Venus in the Mars cycle (activating their birth chart trine).

EU leaders agree that if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is passed next week a short extension until May 22 is available to pass the necessary legislation. If that deal is not passed, the UK is given until 12 April to define whether it will participate in EU elections. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 22: Special Counsel Robert Mueller (house 12) submits his report (Mercury) to Attorney General William Barr. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Uranus was square Mercury in the Uranus cycle.

In America’s chart progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in house 12; and in Trump’s chart progressed Moon in house 12 was parallel progressed Mercury and conjunction birth chart Mars – stimulating major aspect, progressed Mars sextile birth chart Pluto. 

Hundreds of thousands of Algerians again rally (Uranus-Pluto) against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika demanding his immediate resignation. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was semisextile Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

March 23: The Syrian Democratic Forces announce the capture of the last territory held by ISIL in Syria. Progressed Mars was opposition Moon in the Mars cycle.

In Britain hundreds of thousands of people march through central London urging Parliament to allow another vote on leaving the European Union. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 24:  US Attorney General William Barr releases the ‘principal conclusions’ of Robert Mueller’s investigation in a four-page summary to the Congress’s Judiciary Committee leadership. The report finds that Trump campaign members did not knowingly conspire with the Russian government, but drew no conclusions about whether Trump illegally obstructed justice.  In Trump’s chart progressed Mars was sextile birth chart Pluto; and in America’s chart progressed Sun was semisquare birth chart Pluto. 

British politicians wrest control of the parliamentary agenda from the Government for a day in a highly unusual bid to find a way through the Brexit impasse after Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal was rejected again. Britain is tearing itself apart. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 25: Seven people are injured in a rocket attack (Mars) that destroys a home in Mishmeret, Israel. Israel blames Hamas and retaliates (Mars). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 26: Health officials (Sun) in Rockland County, New York, declare a state of emergency Mars-Saturn) due to an ongoing measles outbreak. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 27: Cathay Pacific (Neptune) announces it has acquired low-cost carrier HK Express for US$628 million. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

March 29: On the day the UK was due to leave the EU MPs reject Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement.  April 12 is the new exit-day. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Hundreds of thousands of people (Pluto) take to the streets in Algeria to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

March 30: Pope Francis (Jupiter) and Moroccan King Mohammed VI call for the protection of Jerusalem’s multi-religious character, saying the city’s sacred sites must be accessible to all worshippers. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Brunei defends its decision, despite global criticism, to implement Islamic Law (Jupiter) that can punish homosexuality, adultery and rape with the death penalty (Mars), including by stoning (Mars), and theft with amputation, as of Wednesday, April 3, 2019 when progressed Mars is parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle. 


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