Major world events August 2019

Events as reported by reliable news services

August 2: The US formally withdraws from a key nuclear treaty (Jupiter) with Russia, raising fears (Saturn) of a new arms race (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

The heat wave (Mars) that hit Europe a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive ice loss (Saturn) in the Arctic. On Wednesday (July 31) the melt hit a record 56.6% for this year with more than 10 billion tons of ice lost to the oceans.  Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

August 3: At least twenty people are killed and many injured in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) in El Paso, Texas.  Progressed Mars was inconjunct Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In Moscow more than 600 people are detained over an unauthorised protest (Uranus) amid reports of police violence (Mars). Protesters had gathered after authorities disqualified a number of opposition candidates from standing in local elections. And protesters (Uranus-Pluto) in Hong Kong demonstrate for the ninth weekend in a row. Progressed Moon was semisextile birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Pluto in the Mars cycle.

August 4: Nine people are killed and at least 16 injured in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) in Dayton, Ohio. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Pluto in the Mars cycle.

August 5: India revokes (Pluto) nearly all of Article 35 stripping the state of Jammu and Kashmir of autonomy (Uranus) after seven decades. India had already imposed a major security clampdown (Saturn) in the region with all communication lines suspended and local politicians put under house arrest. Tens of thousands of additional Indian troops (Mars) have been deployed to the region. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon and Venus in the Mars cycle.

China retaliates to 10% tariffs (Saturn) imposed by the US by devaluing the yen (Saturn) to its lowest point (Saturn) in more than a decade. Wall Street plunges (Saturn) 768 points. The US officially names China a currency (Jupiter) manipulator (Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was square Moon in the Jupiter cycle. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn in house 5 (Wall Street). 

Mass demonstrations (Pluto) continue in Hong Kong with protestors clashing with police (Mars). Citizens call for a city-wide strike with sit-ins (Pluto) in seven districts. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

August 7: A car bombing (Mars) in Kabul, Afghanistan kills 14 people (Moon) and injures over 150.  The Taliban claim responsibility.  Progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle. 

August 8: Floods (Saturn) hit the states o Karnataka and Kerala in India with 11 dead and 43,000 people (Pluto) being evacuated. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Five people are killed and three injured following a rocket explosion (Mars) on an Arctic naval test range in Russia. Progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

August 9: Chinese authorities declare a red alert as typhoon Lekima, (Saturn) currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph), is due to make landfall in China’s Zhejiang province on Saturday (August 10). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

August 10: Yemeni separatists take effective control of the port city of Aden after days of fighting (Mars) with troops (Mars) loyal to the internationally backed government. Progressed Mars was trine Mercury and square Venus in the Mars cycle.

North Korea (Pluto) fires two short-range ballistic missiles (Mars) into the sea, its fifth launch in recent weeks. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was trine Mercury in the Mars cycle.

The death toll from monsoon flooding (Saturn) in southern and western India rises to 95, with hundreds of thousands evacuated from their homes; and typhoon Lekima hits China with at least 22 people killed by landslides and more than a million forced from their homes. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

In the fifth demonstration (Uranus-Pluto) in a month up to 60,000 people attend Moscow’s largest opposition rally (Pluto) since 2011. Progressed Moon was sesquisquare progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

At least 60 people are killed and 70 injured in a fuel tanker explosion (Mars) in Tanzania. Progressed Mars was parallel Moon and square Venus in the Mars cycle.

Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his Manhattan jail cell in an apparent suicide (Mars).  Progressed Mars was trine Mercury and square Venus in the Mars cycle.

August 12: Week 10 of mass demonstrations (Pluto) in Hong Kong with pro-democracy protestors (Uranus) clashing with police (Mars) and effectively locking down Hong Kong International Airport. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Moon and sesquisquare Sun in the Mars cycle.

The Argentine peso and stock market plunge (Saturn) after a shock win by Alberto Fernandez in presidential primaries. The country is in recession (Saturn) with more than a third of the country living in poverty (Saturn).  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

August 14: Panic (Saturn) grips Wall Street as investors flee (Saturn) shares amidst fears (Saturn) of a global recession (Saturn).  The Dow plunges 800 points (3%). Week economic data from Germany and China and what’s happening in Hong Kong and with Brexit and the US-China trade war spooked the markets. Central banks around the world are propping up economies. In America’s chart progressed Midheaven was conjunction birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 8 (tariffs) and house 9 (trade) – in house 5 (Wall Street); the lunation in America’s new Moon chart was in house 5; progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky. The US-China tariff war and the damage it’s doing is mapped by progress Mars (war) parallel birth chart Saturn (tariffs) in the Aquarian Age chart. This aspect reaches peak power in August 2020.

Russia nuclear accidents update

On August 13 it’s reported by Russia’s weather service that radiation levels near the site of the rocket explosion (Mars) that killed 5 Russian scientists on August 8 spiked at 16 times above normal. They posed little harm to humans but people were stocking up on iodine. On July 1 fourteen Russian sailors died in a fire on a nuclear-powered (Pluto) submarine (Neptune) with a top naval officer claiming on July 8 the sailors died preventing a ‘planetary catastrophe’. On August 2 the US formally withdrew from a key nuclear treaty (Pluto) with Russia. The military accidents (Mars) indicate that Russia is fully engaged in a new arms race. On July 1 in the Aquarian Age chart progressed Moon was sesquisquare birth chart Pluto and on August 8 progressed Moon was sesquisquare progressed Pluto. These Pluto progressions stimulated the major aspect progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto. Progressed Mars aspects in the Mars cycle timed the events.

August 16: With the UN Security Council meeting to assess the situation tensions in Kashmir are running high. The region is in security lockdown (Saturn-Pluto) with everyone under virtual house arrest. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A massive fire sweeps through a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh destroying 15,000 homes and leaving 50,000 people homeless.  Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

August 17: A suicide bomber (Mars-Uranus) detonates explosives during a wedding ceremony (Venus) in the Afghan capital, Kabul with at least 80 people killed and 182 wounded. Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction Venus and square Mars in the Sun cycle.

Sudan’s ruling military council (Mars) and civilian opposition alliance sign a landmark power-sharing deal.  The agreement (Jupiter) ushers in a new governing council (Sun), including both civilians and generals, and paves the way for elections and civilian rule. In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Venus, opposition birth chart Jupiter and sesquisquare progressed Pluto; and progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

August 18: In Hong Kong pro-democracy rally organizers say 1.7 million protestors (Pluto) took to the streets in a peaceful demonstration.  Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

August 22: South Korea terminates (Pluto) its military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in the latest tit-for-tat dispute (Mars) that has hit diplomatic and trade ties. It comes after Japan removed South Korea’s favoured trade partner status and imposed export controls on its important electronics sector (Uranus).  Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Pro-democracy protestors (Uranus) demonstrate in Hong Kong with banks (Jupiter) calling for a peaceful resolution after more than two month of political unrest (Uranus).  Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Thousands of fires (Mars) are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil – the most intense blazes for almost a decade.  The official figures show more than 75,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year - the highest number since 2013. That compares with 40,000 in the same period in 2018. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

August 23: Hundreds of demonstrators (Uranus) gather outside Brazilian embassies in London, Madrid and Bogota to protest (Uranus) against inaction on Amazon fires (Mars).  Bolsonaro orders the armed forces (Mars) to help fight the fires. Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

China retaliates (Mars) to US trade tariffs (Saturn) by imposing tariffs of up to 25% on some American goods.  A furious Donald Trump erupts and tweets that he has ‘hereby ordered’ that US companies find an alternative for manufacturing in China and relocate ‘HOME’. He then announces increased tariffs on Chinese goods to take effect on September 1, October 1 and December 15. In response Wall Street dives 620 points. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Thousands of people in Hong Kong held hands to form a human chain of peaceful protest (Uranus) against a suspended extradition bill.

Hundreds of demonstrators in Kashmir clash with security forces.  The protestors (Uranus) threw stones and the security forces (Mars) retaliated with tear gas and pellets. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

August 24: In Hong King Riot police (Mars) fire tear gas and baton-charge protesters (Uranus) as anti-government protests enter their 12th week. Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

August 25: The violence (Mars) escalates in Hong Kong as police (Mars) are attacked by anti-government protestors (Uranus) using bamboo sticks and rods. The police fire water cannons and demonstrators respond with bricks and petrol bombs; and st the G-7 in Biarritz, France world leaders struggle to find consensus (Pluto) on trade and security.  Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

August 26: Tensions escalate in the Middle East when Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun calls the alleged Israeli drone attacks on the capital of Beirut and in the Qusaya on Sunday a ‘declaration of war’. 

A US state judge finds Johnson & Johnson (Neptune) and its subsidiaries helped fuel Oklahoma’s opioid crisis (Neptune), ordering the consumer products giant to pay $US572 million to clean up the problem. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

August 28: In Britain MPs and campaigners express angry outrage (Mars) as Boris Johnson in a shock move (Uranus) shuts down (Pluto) the UK parliament for several weeks before the momentous Brexit deadline.  Protestors (Uranus) gathered in London. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus and sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

The leaders of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and populist Five Star Movement agree to form a coalition (Pluto) government.  Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

In Coatzacoalcos, Mexico 25 people are killed and 11 badly injured when gang members (Pluto) pepper the Caballo Blanco bar with gunfire (Mars) and throw Molotov cocktails deliberately setting the bar ablaze (Mars). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. 

Archaeologists (Uranus) in Peru say the 227 bodies they have unearthed from a site used by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture is the biggest-ever discovery of a mass-sacrifice (Mar-Pluto) of children.  Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. 

US race car driver (Mars) and television personality (Pluto) Jessi Combs is killed in a crash (Mars) while attempting to set a new land speed record (Mars). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. 

The Amazon continues to blaze (Mars) away. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus and sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

August 29: The Yemini Ministry of Defence says 300 people were killed (Mars) and wounded in United Arab Emirates air raids (Mars) in southern Yemen in the past 48 hours. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus and sesquisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Tensions escalate between Indonesia and Pacific Island nations as the situation in the province of West Papua worsens after an Indonesian soldier (Mars) and a West Papuan are killed in clashes (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

August 30: The Great Barrier Reef’s outlook has been officially downgraded from poor to very poor (Saturn) due to rising sea temperatures thanks to human-driven global warming. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow are arrested, charged and released on bail.

August 31: Around 40 people are killed by an American cruise missile (Mars) strike in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib Governorate; a bus crashes (Mars) into a ravine in Upper Kohistan, Pakistan killing at least 24 people; an explosion (Mars) followed by a fire (Mars) kills at least 12 people in Dhule, India; and at least 7 people are killed in a random shooting (Mars) in Odessa, West Texas. Progressed Sun was conjunction Mars in the Virgo new Moon chart and sesquisquare Pluto in the Sun cycle.


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