Major world events September 2019

Events as reported by reliable news services

September 1: The Lebanese Shia Muslim militant group Hezbollah (Mars-Pluto) fires several anti-tank rockets (Mars) into northern Israel in retaliation for a reported Israeli drone attack in Beirut last week. The Israeli army responds by attacking targets in southern Lebanon. Progressed Sun was conjunction Mars in the Virgo new Moon chart.

Hurricane Dorian, a category five storm, with sustained winds of up to 180mph (285km/h), hits the Caribbean islands causing catastrophic damage and flooding. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party (Saturn) surges in elections in two eastern states of the country; the latest round of tariff (Saturn) increases in the US-China tariff war come into effect. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

September 3: A cross-party alliance of British MPs (Pluto) votes to take control of Parliament in a bid to prevent the United Kingdom from leaving the European Union without a deal at the end of October. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

You can now see the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian (Saturn-Pluto) in the Bahamas. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

September 4: Turmoil, confusion and deadlock continue in the UK parliament over Brexit. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces the formal withdrawal (Saturn) of the controversial extradition bill (Pluto). Progressed Pluto was square Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

Google (Pluto) agrees to pay a record US$170 million penalty (Saturn) to settle accusations that YouTube broke the law (Pluto) when it knowingly tracked and sold advertisements to children. Progressed Pluto was square Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

Donald Trump answers ‘don’t know’ when asked why a weather map (Saturn) he showed to reporters in the Oval Office had apparently been altered to back up his repeated claims on Sunday that Alabama would be hit by Hurricane Dorian.  His claims had forced the state’s weather bureau to tweet: ‘Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.’ Some analysts noted that it is illegal to alter official weather maps. Progressed Pluto was square Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

September 5-6-7: The destruction (Saturn) inflicted by Hurricane Dorian on the Caribbean becomes apparent. Hundreds are fleeing (Saturn) the devastated islands. The death toll on Friday rose to 43. Dorian, now a category one hurricane, is currently churning along the eastern US seaboard towards Nova Scotia. Progressed Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

The Indian Space research organization loses contact (Saturn) with the Chandrayaan-2 Moon probe moments before its soft landing. Progressed Mars was trine Saturn in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

September 6-7: Out-of-control- blazes (Mars) across New South Wales and Queensland, Australia destroy 23 properties. Progressed Mars was trine Saturn and square Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

September 7: At the last moment Donald Trump calls off secret (house 12) peace negotiations (Jupiter) with the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani scheduled for Sunday at Camp David.  He said his decision came after the Taliban admitted being behind a recent attack (Mars) that killed a US soldier (Mars). Progressed Mars was square Jupiter and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Russia and Ukraine complete a 35 for 35 prisoner swap (Jupiter) which is hoped (Jupiter) will ease tensions between the warring neighbors (Mars). Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

Storm Dorian (Saturn) makes landfall in Nova Scotia, Canada with 100mph (160km/h) winds toppling trees and cutting power to more than 450,000 homes; and typhoon Lingling (Saturn), after causing widespread damage across South Korea, begins to batter North Korea. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

September 8: The Turkish Armed Forces (Mars) conduct their first (Uranus) joint patrol with the US armed forces near the Syrian town of Tell Abyad, within the context of the Northern Syria Buffer Zone Agreement. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

September 9: Trump pronounces the Taliban agreement ‘dead’ and peace talks over. America’s longest running war just got longer. Trump has a very changeable mind and he acts on his feeling impulses so maybe his mind might experience a change in regard to the matter. Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Boris Johnson again fails to call an election and a 5-week suspension of parliament begins. Observers claim that the political situation is Britain is the most chaotic (Neptune) in centuries.  Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle. Neptune marks for escalating chaos and uncertainty. Progressed Neptune conjunction Sun ends November 22 – D-Day is October 31 – Halloween.

Wildfires (Mars) are still raging across Queensland and New South Wales, Australia; the devastation (Mars) in the Bermudas is horrific as the death toll mounts; in Britain a pilot’s strike (Neptune) over a pay dispute (Mars) cancels 850 daily flights on Monday and Tuesday; and North Korea says it is willing to restart denuclearisation talks with the United States later this month and then launches two short-range missiles (Mars).  Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Typhoon Faxai hammers Tokyo, Japan killing 3 people and causing transport chaos. (Neptune). Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle.

September 10: White House national security adviser John Bolton resigns due to numerous policy disagreements with Donald Trump. And they couldn’t agree on whether he was sacked or resigned. Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Oil (Neptune) on an Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar has been transferred to Syria, in breach of EU sanctions. Progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

In Iraq, at least 31 pilgrims (Jupiter) die and another 102 are wounded in a stampede (Mars) at the gold-domed Imam Hussein shrine the city of Karbala during the Shi’ite Muslim religious rituals. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

September 11: The highest civil court (Jupiter) in Scotland rules that Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is unlawful. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun and Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The US Supreme Court (Jupiter) gives the go-ahead to the Trump administration’s plans to severely limit the ability of migrants to claim asylum. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

Donald Trump delays an increase in tariffs in a ‘good-will’ gesture (Jupiter) after China announced it would exempt 16 American-made products from tariffs ahead of talks scheduled for October. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

South Korea announces it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (Jupiter) over Japanese government export controls. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The Trump administration (Sun) moves to ban flavoured e-cigarette (Neptune) amid a surge in youth vaping (Neptune). Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

September 12: The European Central Bank (Jupiter) cuts (Saturn) a key interest rate and restarts quantitive easing in a stimulus package (Jupiter) to bolster the eurozone. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Mars and Sun in the Jupiter cycle.

A train derails (Mars) in the DR of Congo’s Tanganyika Province killing at least 50 people and injuring 23 others. Mar was opposition Neptune in the sky.

September 13: Indonesia and Malaysia issue severe smog alerts (Neptune) as almost 1,000 fires (Mars) are raging in large sections of their rainforests. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

A fire (Mars) in a hospital (house 12) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil kills eleven people. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

American actress (Neptune) Felicity Huffman is sentenced to fourteen days in jail and fined US$30,000 for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal.  Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky; and in America’s chart progressed Venus (Huffman) in house 12 (jail) was square progressed Pluto (crime) in house 9 (universities/colleges).

September 14: Two Saudi Aramco oil factories including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility (Neptune) are attacked by drones (Neptune)  causing massive fires (Mars). The attack by Houthi rebels disrupts oil production and threatens to escalate tensions between Iran and its foes in the Persian Gulf. The world’s energy supply is under attack. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky. With Jupiter square Neptune in the sky at peak power on September 21 oil prices will soar.

Hundreds of demonstrators in Nantes, France face police in a tense stand-off. Police (Mars) responded with tear gas (Neptune). The anti-Macron ‘yellow vest’ protests are back. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

September 16: Following the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities (Neptune) the price of oil surges (Jupiter), the blame game starts, and America and Iran start sabre rattling (Mars). Mars was opposition Neptune and Jupiter was square Neptune in the sky.  In America’s Virgo lunation chart Neptune (oil) is in house 7 (Iran).

In Detroit the United Auto Workers (UAW) goes on strike (Uranus-Pluto) at General Motors with about 48,000 hourly workers (house 6) headed for the picket lines. In America’s chart progressed Venus (the cusp ruler of house 6) was square progressed Pluto (the intercepted ruler of house 6); and progressed Moon was inconjunct progressed Uranus.

Data released by China reveals that the country’s economic slowdown (Saturn) deepened in August with growth in industrial production (Mars) at its weakest 17-1/2 years.  Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

September 14/15: A chaotic (Neptune) 2 days in Hong Kong as police fire water cannon and volleys of tear gas (Neptune) to disperse protestors throwing petrol bombs (Mars-Neptune) at government buildings. The violence (Mars) broke out after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators (Uranus-Pluto) marched in defiance of a police ban. Mars was opposition and parallel Neptune in the sky.

September 18: The US Federal Reserve cuts (Saturn) its benchmark overnight lending rate (Jupiter) by a quarter of a percentage point. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Saturn in the Jupiter cycle; and Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the sky.

In Afghanistan a US drone attack (Mars) kills 30 pine nut workers and wounds at least 40 others. Progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

September 19: The United States is building (Mars) a coalition (Pluto) to deter Iranian threats (Pluto) following the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

A Taliban truck bomb kills 39 people and injures many others when it explodes near a hospital in southern Afghanistan. Progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Colt suspends (Pluto) production of rifles for the civilian market including the AR-15 (Mars). Progressed Mars was trine Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Over the last three days the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Jupiter) adds more than US$200 billion liquidity (Jupiter) to the money market (Jupiter).  Progressed Jupiter was sextile Sun and Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

September 20: Millions of students (Pluto) in 150 countries participate in a worldwide climate-change protest (Uranus-Pluto). Pluto was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky; and progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters march in cities across Egypt demanding the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

Bird populations in Asia and the US are ‘in crisis’, according to two major studies.  One concludes that there are three billion fewer birds in the US and Canada today compared to 1970 – a loss (Saturn) of 29% of North America’s birds; and the other outlines ‘the Asian songbird crisis’. On the island of Java more birds may now live in cages than in the wild. Pluto was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

There’s a scandal brewing in Washington concerning Donald Trump, a phone call with Ukraine’s president and a whistleblower (Uranus).  Progressed Moon in America’s chart is parallel and inconjunct progressed Uranus.

September 21: Police (Mars) in Paris halt an authorized climate change – anti-pension reform (Uranus) protest (Uranus) when it was infiltrated by groups (Pluto) of anarchist demonstrators (Uranus) who broke windows and set fire (Mars) to street barricades. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky; and progressed Moon was conjunction birth chart Uranus in Emmanuel Macron’s chart.

Police (Mars) in Hong Kong fire tear gas (Neptune) to disperse pro-democracy protesters (Uranus-Pluto) who tore down wooden and metal fences and traffic bollards to build road blocks and set fire to a Chinese flag. Saturn was parallel Pluto and Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.

In Edinburgh, Scotland thousands of protestors (Uranus-Pluto) march against the UK leaving the EU. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

September 22: The World Meteorological Organization (Saturn) publishes a report (Mercury) stating that 2015–2019 was the hottest (Mars) five-year period since measurements began. The increase (Jupiter) in the global carbon dioxide level, the rise (Jupiter) of the sea level and the melting of ice caps (Saturn) is accelerating (Mars). In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mercury was sextile progressed Saturn and progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn; and Jupiter was parallel Saturn in the sky.

September 23: About 60 world leaders take part in a one-day climate summit (Saturn-Pluto) organized by UN Secretary General António Guterres. Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg (Pluto) makes a passionate speech (Mercury) accusing world leaders (Sun): ‘You have stolen my dreams (Neptune) and my childhood with empty (Saturn) words (Mercury)’. Progressed Mercury was sextile progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mercury was sesquisquare progressed Pluto in the United Nations chart; progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

Drowning in debt (Saturn-house 8) British travel company Thomas Cook (house 10) enters compulsory liquidation (Saturn-Pluto) leaving 150,000 British holiday makers (Neptune) stranded abroad (house 9) and 22,000 jobless (Saturn) worldwide. The UK government (Sun) and the Civil Aviation Authority (Neptune) launch Operation Matterhorn, the largest repatriation (Pluto) in the UK’s peacetime history. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

September 24: In the US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, announces that a formal impeachment has been launched into US President Donald Trump (Sun). In America’s Neptune cycle chart progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in house 11 (Congress); and in America’s chart progressed Sun in house 11 was semisquare progressed Pluto; inconjunct birth chart Saturn and trine progressed Jupiter.

In Britain the UK Supreme Court (Jupiter-house 9) rules that PM Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was an unlawful nullity (Pluto). Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle and progressed Jupiter was sextile Saturn and semisquare Mercury in the Jupiter cycle.

In Papua, Indonesia at least 30 people are killed in violent protests (Uranus-Pluto). Victims received stab and arrow wounds (Mars) and some died in fires (Mars) when protestors torched government buildings.  Saturn was parallel Pluto and Mars was opposition Neptune in the sky.

In Pakistan an earthquake (Saturn) hits Mirpur and Islamabad killing at least 26 people and injuring over 300. Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

In Indonesia police fire tear gas (Neptune) and water cannons at protesters (Uranus) demonstrating outside the Indonesian parliament over a proposed new criminal code (house 9) that would ban sex (Mars) before marriage, outlaw most abortions (Mars) and make insulting the president illegal. The bill has been delayed, but protesters are concerned it could still eventually pass through parliament. Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was sextile Venus in the Mars cycle.

September 25: The White House releases a memo (Mercury-house 3) summarizing Donald Trump’s phone call (house 3) with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in July that prompts Democrats in the US House of Representatives to start an impeachment (Pluto) inquiry. See America’s chart. Progressed Mars was square Mercury in the Mars cycle and a frenzy of excitement and controversy erupts in Washington; and Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.  It’s at peak power on November 5, 2019. In America’s Saturn parallel Pluto chart Saturn and Pluto are in house 3 (phone calls, memos, journalists and newspapers).

September 26: The whistleblower (Uranus) report of the Trump-Zelensky phone call (house 3) is released. It revealed that the White House intervened to shift records of the call from the computer system (Pluto) on which they would normally be stored. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses the president of involvement in a cover-up (Pluto) to hide details of his attempts to persuade Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump reacts with fury (Mars). See America’s chart. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Mercury in the Mars cycle.

September 25/26: In Britain parliament reaches boiling point (Mars) with Boris Johnson engaging his opponents in hours of furious argument (Mars). Lawmakers hurled allegations of betrayal and abuse of power.  Johnson’s critics accuse him of using aggressive language (Mars-Mercury) that led to threats and abuse against his opponents. Progressed Mars was square Mercury in the Mars cycle.

September 27: Hundreds of thousands of people join climate strike marches across Canada. Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

In India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh the death toll ‘owing to torrential rain and rain related incidents’ (Saturn) in recent days reaches 48. Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

September 28: Afghanistan votes to elect a new president with dozens of civilians (Moon) injured in attacks (Mars) by insurgents. Progressed Sun was opposition Mercury in the Sun cycle; and progressed Mars was sextile Moon in the Mars cycle.

September 29: Hong Kong police (Mars) fire water cannon, rubber bullets and tear gas (Neptune) at protestors in another weekend of violent anti-government unrest (Uranus); pro Hong-Kong protests (Uranus-Pluto) are held in Taiwan and Australia; more than 20,000 Russians take to the streets of Moscow to demand the release of protesters (Uranus) jailed over what opponents of the Kremlin say is a campaign to stifle dissent (Uranus-Pluto); and in Bolivia a caravan of indigenous protesters (Uranus) is marching hundreds of miles to demand President Evo Morales declare a surge in wildfires (Mars) a national disaster. Progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.


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