Events as reported by reliable news services
June 1: In Honduras dozens of masked protestors (Pluto) set fire (Mars) to the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa on the second day of mass anti-government protests (Pluto-Sun); and in Khartoum, Sudan Sudanese ‘regular forces’ (Mars) fire on (Mars) civilian (Moon) protestors killing one person and wounding ten others. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Moon and opposition Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.
The United Nations special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, blames the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden for ‘ganging up’ (Pluto) on Julian Assange and subjecting him to ‘psychological torture’ and ‘collective persecution’ (Pluto). Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.
Many Chinese goods arriving in US seaports are subject to a higher 25% tariff (Saturn). Progressed Mars was opposition Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.
June 3: Sudan’s military (Mars) open fire on protesters in the capital, Khartoum, with at least 30 dead. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was opposition Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.
And in Canada (under the same aspects) a government inquiry (Sun) finds the country complicit in a ‘race-based genocide’ (Mars-Uranus-Pluto) against indigenous women who were 12 times more likely to be killed or disappear than other women.
June 5: The death toll from Monday’s massacre in Sudan rises to 60. Members of a feared paramilitary group (Mars-Pluto) are reported to be roaming the streets attacking civilians. It bears the hallmarks of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China 30 years ago. China and Russia (Pluto) support Sudan’s military (Mars). Progressed Mars is parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun is parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.
Australian Federal Police (Mars) raid the headquarters of the country’s public broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Association (house 9), in connection with 2017 leaked documents alleging Australian Special Forces engaged in unlawful killings and gross misconduct (Mars) in Afghanistan. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle. In Australia’s Mars cycle chart Mars is cusp ruler of house 9.
June 9: In Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of people (Pluto) rally against a bill which critics fear (Saturn) allows China to target political opponents in the region. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
Campaigners in Sudan call for ongoing civil disobedience (Uranus) to make it as difficult as possible for the military (Mars) to govern. Four people are killed (Mars) on the first day of a strike (Uranus). Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.
June 11: Following a public outcry (Uranus), authorities in Russia drop drug charges (Neptune) against journalist, Ivan Golunov, (Mercury) who has earned a reputation for exposing the corruption (Pluto) of Moscow city officials. Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.
Botswana decriminalizes homosexuality. It’s the Age of Aquarius.
June 12: In Hong Kong the Legislative Council delays ‘to a later time’ the second reading of the new legislation on extradition as thousands of protesters (Uranus) were confronted by police (Mars) in riot gear and pepper spray (Mars). Some residents of Hong Kong are fighting to prevent the passing of a bill that would allow extradition to mainland China. Saturn was parallel Pluto and Mars was opposition Saturn in the sky.
Sudanese military (Mars) and opposition leaders agree to resume talks (Mercury) that broke down in June after a violent crackdown (Mars). The military agrees to release political prisoners, while the opposition agrees to end its campaign of strikes and civil disobedience (Uranus). The Sudanese people are fighting for democratic rights. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.
Russian authorities detain hundreds of protesters, including journalists and reporters (Mercury), at an ‘unauthorized march’ in Moscow demanding punishment for police (Mars) who detained anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov. Journalists in Russia are fighting for their right to freedom of speech. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.
The ‘truly frightening’ Ebola outbreak (Mars-Saturn) in Democratic Republic of Congo which has killed 1,400 people since August 2018 shows ‘no sign of stopping’. In DRC the doctors are fighting to save lives. Mars was opposition Saturn in the sky.
In the US Donald Trump is fighting Joe Biden.
The Supreme Court (house 9 – Jupiter) of Ecuador legalizes same-sex marriage. Jupiter was square Neptune in the sky.
June 13: A Norwegian and Japanese oil tanker are damaged and abandoned (Saturn) after being attacked (Mars) in the Gulf of Oman. America and Saudi Arabia directly blame Iran. Oil prices (Neptune) jumped (Jupiter) as much as 4% after the incident. Mars was opposition Saturn and Jupiter was square Neptune in the sky.
June 14: In response to a controversial pension reform proposal (house 8-Uranus) and cuts (Saturn) in the education (house 3) budget, a general strike (Uranus-Pluto) by over 40 million workers takes place in Brazil. Demonstrations (Uranus-Pluto) are held in over 80 cities across the country. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
At least 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes (house 4) as heavy rain and floods (Saturn) swept through large parts of southern and central China this week. Mars was opposition Saturn in the sky.
June 15: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (Venus) announces that the government (Sun) has suspended (Saturn) its plan to allow extraditions to mainland China. (What a relief, but China won’t be happy.) Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Venus and opposition Jupiter in the Sun cycle.
Thousands of people (Pluto) are fleeing (Saturn) Venezuela for Peru and Ecuador. Peru has taken in over 800,000 Venezuelans. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
Soaring temperatures (Mars) have killed at least 36 people in India. In the capital, New Delhi, on June 10 temperatures reached a record 118.4 degrees. Clouds on Tuesday promised rain (Saturn), but failed to deliver. Dust storms (Saturn) on Wednesday lowered temperatures to around 100. Saturn was opposition Mars in the sky.
June 16: A massive protest (Pluto) in Hong Kong – hundreds of thousands of people – demands the withdrawal of the extradition bill and the resignation of leader Carrie Lam. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
Over the past week in the DR Congo over 160 people are killed and 40 villages destroyed in attacks between tribes. And militants on motorcycles in Zamfara State, Nigeria attacked villages, burning down homes and killing at least 34 civilians. Mars was opposition Saturn in the sky.
A massive blackout (Pluto?) hits Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil and some Chilean cities, leaving millions without power (Uranus). Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
June 17: Iran announces that within ten days, it will stop abiding by the Iran Nuclear Agreement and will exceed the limit on its stockpile of uranium; America calls it nuclear blackmail (Pluto); and acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick M Shanahan authorizes the deployment of approximately 1,000 additional US troops (house 6) to the Middle East region ‘for defensive purposes’. Progressed Mars was opposition Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.
In Konguga, Nigeria three Boko Haram suicide bombers (Pluto) detonate their devices among a group (Pluto) of football fans, killing 30 people and wounding 40 others. Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.
June 19: A United Nations special rapporteur (Pluto) concludes that Jamal Khashoggi was ‘the victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution (Mars), an extrajudicial killing (Mars) for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible’. She also found there was ‘credible evidence’ that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon and other high-level officials were individually liable, Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky. (Khashoggi was murdered on October 2, 2018 when Mars was square Pluto in the sky.)
June 20: Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard shoots down (Mars) an American RQ-4 Global Hawk spy drone (at 4.05 local time) claiming it violated Iranian airspace. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky. In response oil prices surge. Jupiter was square Neptune in the sky.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Pluto) arrives in North Korea for a two day visit with Kim Jong-un (Pluto). It was the first visit by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto and progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian age chart; and Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.
June 21: Donald Trump says that on Thursday night (June 20) he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone because it could have killed 150 people, and signaled he was open to talks with Tehran. Progressed Mars was opposition Pluto in the sky.
June 23: Hundreds of thousands of protesters (Pluto) take to the streets of Prague demanding the resignation of PM Andrej Babis who is facing criminal investigations (Pluto) over alleged fraud and conflict-of-interest. Mars was opposition Pluto and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.
June 24: For the first time the US imposes sanctions (Saturn-Pluto) on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Mars was parallel Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky.
June 25: US President Donald Trump and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei hurl (Mars) insults (Mars) and threats (Pluto) at each other. Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.
The Netherlands is hit by its largest telecommunications (Uranus-Mercury-house 3) outage in recent history, with emergency service numbers (Mars) knocked out for four hours across the country. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and inconjunct Mercury in the Mars cycle.
June 26: Parts of Europe are sweltering in a heat wave (Mars). Mars is opposition and parallel Pluto in the sky.
In America the horrible conditions (Saturn) in which immigrant children (house 5) are being kept as they await their immigration proceedings is a national black spot. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven is inconjunct birth chart Saturn in house 5.
June 28: Parts of France are issued with a red alert (Mars) as the highest ever temperature of 45.9° C (114.6°) (Mars) is recorded in Gallargues-le-Montueux; and in Spain the worst wildfire (Mars) in 20 years burns more than 5,000 hectares in Catalonia. Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Jupiter in the Mars cycle.
June 29: US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet at the G20 summit and reach a deal that will allow American companies to sell (Jupiter) non-sensitive technology to Huawei while China will buy food and agricultural products from the United States. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.
June 30: Vast crowds (Pluto) take to the streets in Sudan to demonstrate against military rule (Mars), with reports of 7 deaths and 181 hurt. Police (Mars) fired tear gas (Neptune) on protestors; and in Kandahar province, Afghanistan suicide bombers (Pluto) detonate four humvees packed with explosives (Mars) killing 23 people. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Neptune and parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.
Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un in a quick (Mars) show and go visit into North Korea. Mr. Kim stated: ‘I am confident it will be mystical processes (Neptune) that leads us to overcome all the obstacles.’ Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.
In Israel an off-duty police officer (Mars) kills 19-year-old Ethiopian, Solomon Tekah, after the bullet he fired (Mars) at the ground bounced up and and mortally wounded the teenager. Progressed Mars was square Uranus and sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.
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