Major world events July 2019

Events as reported by reliable news services

July 1: A huge pro-democracy demonstration (Uranus) in Hong Kong end in violence with police (Mars) using pepper spray and tear gas (Neptune) on protestors (Uranus) who occupied the Legislative Council building. 

40 people are killed and over 100 injured by a car bombing (Mars-Uranus) and shooting (Mars) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A fire (Mars) on the Russian Navy’s Losharik submarine (Neptune) kills 14 crew members while the vessel conducts tests in Russian territorial waters. 

Israel strikes multiple Iranian and Syrian military targets (Mars) outside Damascus and Homs, killing 16 people and wounding 21. 

Iran announces that it has enriched more than 300 kilograms (660 lb) of Uranian (Uranus) to 3.67%, contrary to previous agreement. 

Progressed Mars was square Uranus and sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Japan resumes commercial whaling (Jupiter-Neptune) after 30 years following the country’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission.  Mars was parallel Jupiter and sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

July 2: A Libyan National Army airstrike (Mars) airstrike on a suburb of Tripoli hits a detention centre for illegal migrants (Uranus), killing 44 people, and injuring 80 others. Progressed Mars was trine Mars and square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Thousands of protesters (Uranus) across Israel take to the streets and clash with police (Mars) following the funeral of a teenager of Ethiopian descent who was shot (Mars) by an off-duty police officer (Mars) on June 30. Progressed Mars was square Uranus in the Mars cycle.

July 3: Over 1 million citizens (Pluto) in Miyazaki and Kagoshima, Japan are ordered to evacuate their homes due to torrential rainfall (Saturn). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 4: British Royal Marines (Mars) seize the Grace 1 supertanker (Jupiter) of the coast of Gibraltar. The tanker is believed to be in breach of European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran’s crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. Iran summons the British ambassador. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Southern California is struck by its strongest earthquake (Saturn-house 4) in two decades. Firefighters (Mars) provided medical assistance (Jupiter) and dealt with fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky at peak power on July 16; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

July 5: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake – 10 times bigger than Thursday’s quake – hits southern California at 8.19pm. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 6: Financier (Jupiter) Jeffrey Epstein, a registered sex offender (Mars), is arrested for alleged sex trafficking (Mars-Pluto) of minor girls in Florida and New York.  Mars was square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

July 7: Deutsche Bank (Jupiter) announces it will cut 18,000 jobs (Saturn) around the globe as part of a radical reorganization (Saturn). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

The Daily Mail prints secret memos from the UK’s Ambassador in Washington, Kim Darroch, (house 11) describing Donald Trump as ‘inept, insecure and incompetent’ and sparking a diplomatic (Jupiter) mess.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The US defeats the Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup soccer to chant’s for equal pay.  In the Aquarian Age chart the equinox is in the third – Libra (equality) – decanate of Aquarius.

July 10: Sir Kim Darroch, the UKs ambassador to the United States, resigns his appointment (Saturn-Pluto) amid public disagreements with Donald Trump initiated by a series of leaked diplomatic cables in which the ambassador criticized the president.  (Who leaked the memos and why?)  Saturn was parallel Pluto and Mars was square Uranus in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

July 11: Donald Trump retreats (Saturn) and will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Saturn in the Sun cycle.

The UK raises the threat (Pluto) to British shipping in Iranian waters in the Gulf to critical, the highest level. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 12: Alexander Acosta, US Secretary of Labor, resigns amid growing public criticism over his past role in securing a 2008 plea deal for former financier Jeffrey Epstein. Mars was square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle. (In America’s chart progressed Venus [girls] in house 12 [conspiracies] is square progressed Pluto [sex trafficking] in house 9 [the courts] so the stage is set for a major scandal involving Epstein.)

A car bomb (Mars-Uranus) and gun attack (Mars) kill at least 10 including two prominent journalists in Kismayo, Somalia; and a suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) kills nine people and injures 40 others at a wedding in the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. Mars was square Uranus in the sky.

July 13: Prosecutors accuse jailed US financier Jeffrey Epstein of paying large amounts of money (Jupiter) to two people who could be potential witnesses in his child sex trafficking case (Pluto) in an effort to influence them. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle; Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

US regulators (Pluto) approve a record $5bn fine (Saturn) on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations by Cambridge Analytica. Progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Robert Muller’s hearing before Congress is delayed (Saturn) to July 24.

July 14: Heavy rains have killed at least 65 people across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and parts of the United States are under water. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Donald Trump attacks (Mars) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib in a series of racially charged (Uranus) tweets.  Mars was square Uranus and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 16: The US House of Representatives votes to condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump’s ‘racist comments (Uranus) that have legitimised fear (Saturn) and hatred (Mars) of New Americans and people of colour’. Progressed Sun was sextile Mars, parallel Saturn and opposition Pluto in the Sun cycle; progressed Moon was parallel progressed Uranus in America’s chart (peak power date is July 17); and progressed Uranus was parallel birth chart Sun and opposition birth chart Moon in Donald Trump’s chart.

July 17: The World Health Organization declares the Ebola (Mars) epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency (Mars) of international concern calling for more funds and support to close it down. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

June 19: Iran’s Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard (house 6) captures British tanker Stena Impero (Jupiter) and temporarily seizes British-operated and Liberian-flagged tanker Mesdar in the Persian Gulf.  Progressed Mars was trine Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

June 18: Donald Trump says the US Navy destroyed (Mars) an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mercury and inconjunct Sun in the Mars cycle.

A deliberately lit fire (Mars) at an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan leaves 33 confirmed dead and 36 injured. It was Japan’s worst mass killing since 2001. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

June 19/20/21: America swelters in a heat wave (Mars); and in central Portugal hundreds of firefighters (Mars) battle wildfires (Mars) in a forested, mountainous region of the country. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Saturn in the Mars cycle.

July 21: Following a massive pro-democracy rally (Pluto) in Hong Kong a mob (Pluto) storm (Mars) a train station injuring at least 36 people. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Saturn in the Mars cycle.

July 22: Hundreds of thousands of people (Pluto) take to the streets in Puerto Rico demanding the resignation of the island’s embattled governor, Ricardo Rosselló.  Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

July 23: Boris Johnson (Sun) is elected leader of the UK Conservative Party and will be sworn in as Prime Minister on July 24. Progressed Sun was parallel Mars and square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Venezuela is hit by another massive power outage (Uranus) with 18 of the country’s 23 states affected. Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez blames the outage on an ‘electromagnetic attack’. Progressed Sun was square Uranus in the Sun cycle.

July 24: As Europe is swelters in a heatwave (Mars), with Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium recording their highest-ever temperatures (Mars), researchers claim that the speed and extent of current global warming (Mars-Saturn) exceeds any similar event in the past 2,000 years.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

Robert Mueller appears before Congress and rejects Donald Trump’s claim that his report ‘totally exonerates’ the president.  Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

The US Federal Trade Commission (Pluto) has said that Facebook (Pluto) will pay a record $5bn fine (Jupiter) to settle privacy concerns. Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 25: North Korea fires two short-range warning missiles (Mars) into the Sea of Japan; the US federal government announces it will resume executing (Mars) death-row inmates after a 16-year hiatus; and the temperature in Paris hits a record high (Mars) of 42.6C (108.7F) as Western Europe sizzles in a heatwave (Mars). In Cambridge, England the temperature soars 38.1 °C (100.6 °F) the second highest ever recorded in the UK. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mars and inconjunct Neptune in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

At least 115 people are missing, feared drowned (Neptune), after a boat carrying migrants sinks (Mars) off the coast of Libya. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Neptune in the Mars cycle.

July 26: The US Supreme Court (house 9) gives President Donald Trump permission to use $2.5 billion (£2 billion) of Pentagon funds (Jupiter) for a section of wall (Saturn) on the southern border. In America’s lunation chart the Sun-Moon lunation is in house 9; Jupiter is in house 2 (finances); and Saturn and Pluto are in house 3 (Mexico border).

July 27: Police (Mars) in Moscow detain more than 1,000 people at a rally (Pluto), in one of the biggest crackdowns (Saturn-Pluto) in years. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mars in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel mars in the Sun cycle.

Weeks of monsoon flooding in south Asia has killed over 600 people. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

July 28: Anti-government and pro-democracy protests (Uranus-Pluto) continue for the eight consecutive weekend in Hong Kong as tens of thousands of demonstrators (Pluto) take to the streets.  Violence erupts (Mars) and police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

July 31: Brazil announces that Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay are negotiating (Mercury) a free trade deal (Jupiter) with the United States. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

Out of control wildfires (Mars) are burning in Serbia. A state of emergency (Mars) has been declared. Progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.


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