Events as reported by reliable news services
May 2: Facebook and Instagram ban Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer from their platforms and remove their pages (Jupiter) for engaging in ‘violence and hate’ (Mars). Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky.
May 3-4: Cyclone Fani (Saturn) makes landfall at the coastal town of Puri in the Indian state of Odisha and then moves into Bangladesh. Severe damage and flooding (Saturn) are reported. One million Indians and 2.1 million Bangladeshis have been moved to safety (Saturn) in mass evacuations (Saturn-Pluto). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
May 3-5: A Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida slides of the runway; a helicopter crashes in Venezuela killing 7 military officers (Mars); and in Russia a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash lands (Mars) killing 41 people. Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky. Mars is the planet of accidents, crashes and military officers and Jupiter is the natural ruler of house 9 – interstate and international air traffic.
May 3-6: The Israeli Air force carries out dozens of airstrikes (Mars) on the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas militants (Mars) launching hundreds of rockets (Mars). At least four Israelis and 23 Palestinians are killed. Israel and Gaza militants agree to a ceasefire (Venus) brokered by Egypt, Qatar and the UN. Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Venus in the Mars cycle.
May 7: A UN report reveals that 1 million species are at risk of extinction. The chair of the International Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Robert Watson said: ‘The health of the ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.’ In the Pluto period of the Aquarian Age the equinox in the Aquarian Age chart was square progressed Pluto and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
Myanmar releases (Uranus) two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo (Mercury), who had been imprisoned (house 12) at Insein Prison for more than 500 days after being charged with possessing classified documents under the Official Secrets Act. Progressed Mercury was sextile progressed Venus; and progressed Moon was parallel and semisextile progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.
May 8: In the US the House of Representatives judiciary committee rules that Attorney General William Barr should be held in contempt of Congress. The White House invokes the legal principle of executive privilege to block the unredacted report by special counsel Robert Muller. The White and Congress accuse each other of abusing power. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said moments after the contempt vote that ‘We are now in a constitutional crisis.’ Progressed Sun was semisquare birth chart Pluto in America’s chart; and progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.
Speaking in London US secretary of state Mike Pompeo urges the UK to stand with Washington in reining in Iran’s ‘bloodletting and lawlessness’ (Mars), as Tehran took the first conditional steps to extricate itself from the nuclear deal it had signed (Mercury) with the west, Russia and China in 2015. At the same time Donald Trump announced (Mercury) a new layer of sanctions targeting Iranian metal industries. Progressed Mars was opposition Mercury in the Mars cycle; and the lunation was in house 7 (international relations) of America’s Gemini New Moon chart.
May 9: North Korea launches an ‘unidentified projectile’ (Mars) into the sea – its second weapons test (Mars) this week. And the US seizes a North Korean merchant ship (Jupiter) loaded with coal (Saturn) in the East China Sea. Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky; and the lunation was in house 7 (offshore events) of America’s Gemini New Moon chart.
May 10: The US increases tariffs (Saturn) from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of imports from China after both countries failed to reach agreement in their trade war (Jupiter-Mars). Mars was opposition Jupiter, and Saturn was parallel Pluto, in the sky.
May 12: Two Saudi oil tankers are targets of a ‘sabotage attack’ (Mars) off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Progressed Mars was sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle.
May 14: Alabama lawmakers pass the most restrictive abortion (Mars) ban (Pluto) in the US. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction and parallel Mars in the Sun cycle. In America’s chart progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Venus (women) stimulating progressed Venus square birth chart Pluto (drastic events).
May 17: The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia raises awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights (Uranus) worldwide. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.
May 20: In Austria all the ministers from the far-right Freedom-Party (Saturn-Pluto) resign in response to the forced resignation (Pluto) of their party leader, Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, following the release of a video showing his participation in a compromising video. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel (drastic) Pluto in the sky.
May 23: Baltimore, Maryland is battling a ransomware attack (Mars) that has blocked government email accounts and disabled online payments to city departments. The hackers (Pluto) breached the city’s servers on May 7 and demanded $100,000 (£79,000) worth of Bitcoin (Jupiter). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky. On May 7 progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; Mars was opposition Jupiter in the sky; and Mars was opposition Mercury in the Mars cycle.
Interpol’s Operation Blackwrist (Mars-Pluto) arrests nine people in Australia, Thailand and the US, and rescues 50 children in connection with a 63,000-member online paedophilia ring (Pluto). Investigators from nearly 60 countries (Pluto) participated in this operation. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
May 24: UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Sun) announces her resignation as leader of the Conservative Party effective June 7. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun in the UK Sun cycle was conjunction Midheaven. (On June 7 progressed Sun in the Sun cycle will be parallel Jupiter and square Neptune.)
Hundreds of thousands of youth (Pluto) around the globe heed the call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to participate in a school strike (Uranus-Pluto), demanding action on climate change (Saturn). Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.
May 26: Elections are held across Europe to elect each country’s representatives in the European Parliament. With Saturn conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky far-right groups made big gains. In the Sun section of the Aquarian Age nationalism is high on the political agenda. The political glue that holds the EU together is becoming unstuck. Fragmented parties with only one policy can’t agree. Coalition partners can’t agree. Europe’s a very big place. It plays a vital role in world affairs. Fear (Saturn) and division (Pluto) will put the brakes on progress.
Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill (Sun) announces his resignation over disputes of him holding dual citizenship and after weeks of defections from his coalition (Pluto) government. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.
May 26,27,28: Central America – Ohio, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana and Kansas – experiences 12 days of tornadoes with severe weather, thunderstorms and flooding (Saturn) leaving a trail of destruction. In America’s chart progressed Sun – the cusp ruler of house 4 (weather events) – was inconjunct birth chart Saturn; and progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle.
May 29: Israeli lawmakers vote to dissolve parliament after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition (Pluto) government. A fresh election will be held September 27. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.
Robert Mueller (Pluto) gives his first public statement on the Trump-Russia investigation. His message said: read the report. Progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.
May 31: Thirteen people are killed, including the shooter, and five are injured in a shooting (Mars) at a municipal center in Virginia, Beach, Virginia; and in northern Alberta, Canada, an estimated 10,000 people are evacuated due to fast spreading wildfires (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and sesquisquare Venus in the Mars cycle.
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