Major world events April 2019

Events as reported by reliable news services

April 1: Severe thunderstorms (Saturn) in Nepal leave at least 30 people dead while more than 400 others are injured; thirty firefighters (Mars) die in south western China after a forest fire trapped them due to a sudden shift in winds; and the first death due to cholera (Saturn) is confirmed in Mozambique, with confirmed cases rising to 517. Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

April 2: Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Pluto) finally resigns amid pressure from the public and the military (Pluto). Progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky. 

April 4: Libyan National Army forces (Mars) continue their advance on Tripoli. The Tripoli based Presidential Council declares a general mobilization.  Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

April 5: Libyan National Army troops (Mars) reach the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli, securing a key military checkpoint known as ‘Bridge 27’. Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

April 6: Thousands of demonstrators (Uranus) across Sudan take part in an anti-President Omar al-Bashir protest (Uranus).  In Khartoum, demonstrators reached the army headquarters for the first time.  And in Berlin thousands of people take to the streets to protest (Uranus) against rising rent prices (Jupiter) that have doubled over the past ten years. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Uranus in the Uranus cycle.

April 7: The Government of National Accord in Tripoli formally announces the start of a counteroffensive (Mars) to reclaim all parts of the capital held by the Libyan National Army (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

US Homeland Secretary of State Kirstjen Nielson (Venus) unexpectedly (Uranus) announces she is leaving the administration. Progressed Uranus was semisquare Venus in the Uranus cycle.

April 8: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designates Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Mars) a Foreign Terrorist Organization (Pluto). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Nationwide protests (Uranus-Pluto) against animal cruelty (Mars-Saturn) take place across Australia. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

April 9: In Khartoum, Sudan Rapid Support Forces loyal to President Omar al-Bashir attempt to break-up an anti-government protest (Uranus) outside the military’s headquarters (Mars), killing at least 14 people, including five Sudanese soldiers (Mars) who defected to the opposition. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Debenhams, one of the UK’s largest department stores employing over 25,000 people, collapses (Saturn) into administration. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was square Saturn in the Sun cycle.

April 10: The United Kingdom and European Union agree to delay (Saturn) Brexit until October 31, 2019. Progressed Sun was square Saturn in the Sun cycle.

The fighting (Mars) continues in Libya. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

April 11: Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange (Uranus) is arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. At Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Jupiter) he’s found guilty of failing to surrender to the court. Progressed Moon was parallel and semisextile progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

Sudan President, Omar al-Bashir (Pluto), is overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces (Mars) with protesters (Uranus) taking to the streets to demand that the military (Mars) hand over power (Sun) to civilians. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Sun in the Mars cycle.

April 15: A major fire (Mars) engulfs the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame (Jupiter) in Paris. The 850-year-old Gothic (Uranus) building’s spire and roof collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, were saved.  Firefighters (Mars) are trying to salvage artwork stored inside. President Emmanuel Macron called it a ‘terrible tragedy’. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Sun in the Mars cycle; Mars was parallel Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Sun was opposition birth chart Mars and sesquisquare progressed Jupiter in Emmanuel Macron’s chart.

Thousands of ‘extinction rebellion’ (Saturn-Pluto) protestors (Uranus) block well-known landmarks including Waterloo Bridge in central London. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Uranus in the Uranus cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

April 18: The redacted version of Robert Mueller’s report (Mercury) is released to the American public. The investigation (Uranus) found no collusion (Pluto) between Donald Trump and the Russian government, but could not conclusively determine that no criminal conduct (Pluto) occurred in regard to obstruction of justice. Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune and conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition Jupiter and parallel Mercury (talk and controversy) in the Mars cycle.

Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee (Mercury) is shot dead (Mars) by dissident republicans on the Creggan estate in Derry, Ireland.  Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

April 19: In the sixth week of mass protests (Pluto) tens of thousands of demonstrators (Uranus) return to the streets in Algeria demanding wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

April 21: At least 359 people (Pluto) are killed and hundreds more injured in eight coordinated explosions (Mars) across Sri Lanka. Three churches (Jupiter – house 9) and three hotels (house 4) in Sri Lanka were targeted. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus and square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Protestors (Uranus) in Sudan break off contact with the ruling military council (Mars) that replaced ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. Progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus and square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Day 7 of extinction rebellion (Saturn-Pluto) climate protests (Uranus) in London. More than 950 people have been arrested (Mars). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

In a ‘march of the Moroccan people’ thousands protest (Uranus) in Morocco’s capital Rabat, demanding the release of 42 activists who had rallied against corruption (Pluto) and unemployment (Saturn). Progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

April 23: In a mass execution (Mars-Pluto) Saudi Arabia executes 37 prisoners on charges of terrorism.  Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

April 27: One person is killed and three people are wounded in a shooting (Mars) at a synagogue in Poway, California.  Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

April 30: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó makes his strongest call yet to the military (Mars) to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro, amid fierce clashes (Mars) between protesters (Uranus) and security forces (Mars-Saturn) on the streets of Caracas. Progressed Moon was semisextile and parallel Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.


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