Major world events October 2019

Events as reported by reliable news services

October 1: On China’s birth day a protest (Uranus) in Hong Kong aimed at propelling the activists’ fight for greater democracy onto the international stage erupts in violence (Mars) with one protestor (Uranus) being shot by a policeman (Mars). Progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle.

October 2: North Korea successfully test-fires a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) (Mars) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defense.  Progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A curfew is declared in Baghdad, Iran after at least seven people are killed and more than 400 injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests (Uranus). Progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle.

October 3: Iraqi security forces (Mars-Saturn) open fire on thousands of demonstrators (Uranus) in Baghdad and exchange fire with gunmen (Mars) in southern cities, bringing the death toll from three days of anti-government protests (Uranus) to 27. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle.

October 4: In Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, invokes the colonial-era Emergency Regulations Ordinance (Mars) and bans the use of face masks in public gatherings; violent protests (Mars-Uranus) erupt across Hong Kong in response and police shoot and wound a teenage boy; violent protests (Mars-Uranus) continue for a third day in Iraq with the death toll rising to 65; in Haiti anti-government protestors (Uranus-Pluto), demanding the resignation of President Jovenal Moise, clash with police (Mars); protestors (Uranus-Pluto) in Ecuador halt transport and barricade streets (house 3) for a second day with 350 people jailed over unrest (Uranus) triggered by President Lenin Moreno’s scrapping of fuel (Neptune) subsidies; and in America General Motors workers have been on strike (Uranus) for three weeks. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition Mars in the Mars cycle.

October 5: In the floor exercise at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics (Mars) Championships (Mars) Simone Biles representing America lands a triple-twisting double backflip in the tucked position.  Just amazing. Progressed Mars was opposition Mars in the Mars cycle.

Tens of thousands of protesters (Uranus) march through central Hong Kong wearing face masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency powers which threaten them with a year in prison; police (Mars) and protestors (Uranus) clash in Baghdad with 11 people killed in the anti-government unrest (Uranus); and day 2 of protests (Uranus) in Ecuador with President Lenín Moreno declaring a 60 day state of emergency (Mars).  Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was opposition Mars in the Mars cycle.

October 6: Donald Trump announces the withdrawal (Saturn) of US troops (Mars) from northern Turkey.  The announcement attracts widespread condemnation and criticism (Mercury). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Mercury was sextile progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart. Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

In Iraq dozens of people are killed and more than 6,000 are wounded in anti-government demonstrations (Uranus); and in Hong Kong tens of thousands of protesters (Uranus) turn out defying a ban (Pluto) on wearing masks at rallies which was upheld by the High Court (Jupiter). Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.

A second whistleblower (Uranus) has come forward in the impeachment case against US President Donald Trump. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

October 7: Thousands of Extinction Rebellion climate-change protesters (Uranus) take to the streets in cities around the world launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience (Uranus) to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

October 8: The US blacklists (Pluto) 28 Chinese organisations, including top AI firms, for their alleged involvement in abuses against ethnic Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang province. The organizations are barred (Pluto) from buying (Saturn) products from US companies without Washington’s approval. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that China’s treatment of Muslims, including the Uighurs (house 12), was an ‘enormous human rights violation’ (Pluto). Progressed Sun was inconjunct birth chart Saturn and semisquare progressed Pluto in America’s chart; and progressed Sun was trine progressed Pluto in house 7 and progressed Venus in house 12 was sesquisquare progressed Saturn in house 7 of China’s chart.

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries (Jupiter) next month if member states don’t pay their dues. Progressed Mars was square Jupiter in the UN chart.

October 9: Turkish troops (Mars) and their Syrian rebel allies attack Kurdish militia in northeast Syria pounding them with air strikes and artillery (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and in the United Nation’s chart progressed Mercury was inconjunct progressed Mars and progressed Moon was inconjunct birth chart Mars. Progressed Mars was parallel Mars in the Mars cycle.  

With Mars parallel Venus in the Aquarian Age chart women (Venus) being held at the Al-Hawl refugee camp which holds around 74,000 refugees, mostly wives and children of ISIL fighters, riot and burn (Mars) their tents; and Turkey named the military operation (Mars) operations peace spring (Venus).

In Ecuador masked youths battle security forces during indigenous-led protests (Uranus) and a national strike (Uranus).  It’s the worst unrest (Uranus) in a decade. Petroecuador (Neptune) halted operations of its Trans-Ecuadorean Pipeline System (SOTE) after protestors (Uranus) choked off production from some oil fields it uses for stock. Oil output is down by 232,000 bpd due to the unrest. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

Extinction Rebellion climate-change protests (Uranus) continue to disrupt city life around the globe.

October 10: Turkey pounds Kurdish militia (Mars) in northeast Syria for a second day, forcing (Pluto) tens of thousands of people to flee (Saturn) and killing dozens of people in a cross-border assault on US allies that has turned the Washington establishment against President Donald Trump. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart.

In the US two associates of Rudy Giuliani connected to efforts to discredit Joe Biden are arrested for campaign finance violations (Neptune). Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle.

October 12: Typhoon Hagibis – the biggest storm in decades – makes landfall in Japan triggering floods and landslides (Saturn). Rivers breached their banks inundating residential neighbourhoods with nine people reported dead and almost half a million homes left without power. And then an earthquake hit Tokyo. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was square Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Thousands of Kurds and their local supporters rally in France and Greece to protest (Uranus) against Turkey’s military action in northeast Syria; in Ecuador it’s another day of unrest (Uranus) with protesters and security forces clashing in the capital Quito; and in Zimbabwe doctors (Mars) are on a 40-day strike (Uranus) over a pay dispute.  Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

October 13: America announces that it will withdraw (Saturn) it’s remaining 1,000 troops (Mars) from northern Syria. After agreeing to a deal with the Kurds the Syrian government sends its army (Mars) to the northern border to try and halt Turkey’s offensive. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart. Commentators reckon that dictator Bashar al-Assad is the big winner.

In Ecuador anti-austerity protestors (Uranus) defy a curfew and clash with police in downtown Quito; in Haiti thousands of singing and dancing anti-government protestors (Uranus) pack the streets of Port-Au-Prince; and in Hong Kong pro-democracy activists (Uranus) clash with riot-police. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

Typhoon Hagibis (Saturn) leaves a trail of destruction (Mars) in Japan. Thousands of troops (Mars) and rescue workers are deployed to save stranded residents and fight floods (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

As Beijing faces political challenges in months-long protests in Hong Kong and US criticism over its treatment of Muslim minority groups (Pluto) China’s Dictator-President Xi Jinping warns that any attempt to divide (Pluto) China will be crushed. He warned (Pluto) the world: ‘Anyone attempting to split (Pluto) China in any part of the country will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones (Saturn)’. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

October 14: The US sanctions (Pluto) two Turkish ministries and three senior government officials in response to the country’s military offensive in northern Syria. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

Mass protests (Pluto) erupt in Barcelona after Spain’s Supreme Court jails nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in the failed 2017 independence bid (Uranus). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

England defeats Bulgaria 6-0 in a Euro qualifier that was halted twice after racist abuse (Mars-Uranus) of British players. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle.

October 16: In Catalonia protests (Uranus-Pluto) turn violent in response to Monday’s court ruling. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

Around 337 people in a dozen countries are arrested for participating in a child pornography network (Pluto) that hosted up to 250,000 videos depicting child sexual abuse (Pluto).  Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

October 17: Turkey agrees to pause its offensive (Mars) in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces (Mars) withdraw (Saturn) from a ‘safe zone’ (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and progressed Mercury was sextile progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart. Progressed Mars was semisquare Venus in the Mars cycle.

October 18: Day 5 of protests (Uranus) in Barcelona as 500,000 people march in rallies, riot police (Mars) clash with protestors and a general strike (Uranus) is called; and protests sweep Lebanon as tens of thousands of furious protestors (Mars-Uranus) march to demand the removal of a political elite (Sun) they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Venus in the Mars cycle.

In Afghanistan at least 62 worshippers (Jupiter) at a mosque are killed and dozens injured in multiple bomb explosions (Mars). Progressed Mars was semisquare Venus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

October 19: After losing (Saturn) a Commons vote Boris Johnson sends a request for a delay (Saturn) to Brexit without his signature. A signed second letter stating that he thought a delay would be a mistake was also sent. Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

Tens of thousands take to the streets of Lebanon for a third day of anti-government protests (Uranus), directing growing rage (Mars) at a political elite (Sun) they blame for entrenched cronyism and driving the country to the economic brink (Saturn); in Chile five people die in demonstrations (Uranus) sparked by a price hike (Jupiter) to metro fares – the government suspends the price rise and declares a state of emergency (Mars) in the capital Santiago; and in cities across Croatia thousands of people protest (Uranus) against the way authorities handle allegations of sexual violence (Mars) against women (Venus). Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Moon and Venus in the Mars cycle.

3 days of extreme violence (Uranus-Mars) in Mexico

On Monday (October 12), cartel hitmen (Mars-Pluto) shot dead at least 13 police (Mars) in an ambush in Aguililla in the western state of Michoacan; on Tuesday a gunfight (Mars) left 14 civilians and one soldier (Mars) dead in Tepochica, near Iguala; and on Thursday cartel gunmen (Mars-Pluto) turned the streets of Culiacan in Sinaloa into urban warfare (Mars) when they surrounded security forces (Mars-Saturn) and freed (Uranus) Ovidio Guzman, the son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (Neptune), after his brief capture. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus and progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; Saturn was parallel and conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Venus in the Mars cycle on October 17. There were no Mars progressions in the Mars cycle on October 12 and 13.

October 20: In Lebanon the protestors won and Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri lost (Saturn) when he agrees on a reform (Uranus) package to ease an economic crisis that sparked protests (Uranus) aimed at ousting the ruling elite. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; progressed Mars was square Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

In Hong Kong a group (Pluto)  of hardcore protesters (Uranus-Pluto) throw petrol bombs (Mars) at a police station as violence flares during a banned march that drew tens of thousands. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was square Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

In Australia the country’s major newspapers (Mercury-house 3) run redacted front pages in a protest (Uranus) against press restrictions and increasing government secrecy (Saturn). Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle; and Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

October 21: Lebanon’s PM announced a reform package (Uranus) but hundreds of thousands of protestors (Uranus-Pluto) didn’t buy it and took to the streets in a fifth day of protests. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Thousands of Chileans pour into Santiago’s central squares to protest (Uranus) high living costs (Jupiter) after a weekend of looting, arson and clashes (Mars) with security forces killed 11 people and prompted President Sebastian Pinera to declare the country ‘at war’ (Mars) with vandals; and tens of thousands of Sudanese demonstrate (Uranus) in Khartoum and other cities to call for the former ruling party to be dissolved and for ex-officials to be put on trial. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was square Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

In Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (Sun) gives up (Saturn) trying to form a new government after failing to secure a majority coalition (Pluto). Progressed Mars was square Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

October 22: Syrian and Russian forces (Mars) will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters (Mars) and their weapons from the border with Turkey. Progressed Mars was square Sun, sextile Jupiter and square Saturn in the Mars cycle.

In Britain lawmakers vote to support Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal in principle, but then reject (Saturn) his timetable. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Saturn in the Mars cycle.

October 23: As violent protests continue in Chile President Piňera pledges economic reforms.  Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Uranus in the Sun cycle.

The US lifts sanctions imposed on Turkey nine days ago over its offensive (Mars) against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Progressed Mars was sextile Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

In Britain police (Mars) discover 39 bodies (Pluto) inside a lorry container in Gray’s Essex. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus and progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was opposition Uranus in the Sun cycle.

October 24: In Chile the anti-government-metro-price-hike protest-riots enter their 18th day; in Lebanon the anti-government protest enters its 8th day; and in America the Chicago teachers strike enters its 6th day. Progressed Uranus was sextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Uranus in the Sun cycle.

October 25: Mass anti-government protests (Uranus-Pluto) across Iraq descend into violence (Mars) with at least 40 people killed and 2,000 wounded. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; progressed Mars was sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was square Mars and conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Firefighters (Mars) in California battle a surge of wildfires (Mars) with millions of people facing power cuts. Mars was sesquisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

October 26: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Pluto) dies in a targeted raid (Mars) by US military forces (Mars) in northwest Syria. The world is a slightly safer place (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn and birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was square Mars and parallel Pluto in the sky. In America’s chart progressed Sun was trine progressed Jupiter – cusp ruler of house 7 (Baghdadi – the enemy);d inconjunct birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 8 (death); and semisquare progressed Pluto. Progressed Moon in house 8 was inconjunct birth chart Uranus.

In an historic moment Chilean President Sebastian Piñera dismisses his entire cabinet in order to form a new government (Uranus) and introduce social reforms (Uranus) following a one million strong peaceful protest march in Santiago. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

In Iraq at least 15 people are killed (Mars) and dozens wounded in a second day of nationwide anti-government protests (Uranus); and in Barcelona 350,000 people protest over the jailing of separatist leaders from Spain’s Catalonia region. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

October 27: In Baghdad, Iraq thousands of protesters (Uranus) defy a bloody crackdown that has killed scores and an overnight raid by security forces; and in Lebanon tens of thousands of protesters (Uranus) join hands to form a 105 mile long human chain across the country from Tripoli in the north to Tyre in the south. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle.

In Hong Kong anti-government protesters (Uranus) set fire (Mars) to shops and hurl petrol bombs (Mars) after riot police (Mars) fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle and Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

In Pakistan anti-government opposition party protestors start their ‘Long – 5-day freedom – March’ (Uranus-Pluto) from Karachi to Islamabad. They’re accusing PM Imran Khan of economic mismanagement and demanding his resignation. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; and Saturn was parallel Pluto on the sky.

Following the confirmation of President Evo Morales in Bolivia demonstrations (Uranus) are held across the country accusing him of vote-rigging and massive fraud (Neptune). The protest mood (Uranus) is escalating. Observers from the Organization of American States (OAS) as well the US, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia call for a second-round vote. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

In California a statewide emergency (Mars) is declared as wildfires (Mars), whipped up by fierce winds, sweep the state. Mars was square Saturn in the sky.

October 28: Iraq declares a curfew (Pluto) in Baghdad as four people are killed and 277 injured in a fourth day of anti-government protests (Uranus); in Chile President Sebastian Pinera replaces eight cabinet members including his interior and finance ministers but anti-government protests continue; and in Bolivia protesters (Uranus) blocked roads and shopowners in La Paz keep their stores shut in a strike (Uranus) called to protest fraud (Neptune) in the recent elections. Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

The EU agrees (Pluto) to delay (Saturn) the deadline for Brexit until January 31, 2020 with what might happen between now and then a wild guessing game. Saturn was conjunction and Parallel Pluto in the sky.

After 5-months of anti-government protests Hong Kong falls into recession (Saturn). Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

In California the Kincade Fire (Mars) forces the evacuation (Saturn) of nearly 200,000 people – the largest in Sonoma County’s history – and 1.3 million in the Bay Area are without power (Saturn) as Pacific Gas & Electric (Uranus) implement a historic blackout (Uranus) to mitigate the risk (Mars) of more fires (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was square Mars and parallel Pluto in the sky.

October 29: After anti-government protests turn violent (Mars) Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns. Thirteen days of protests (Uranus) over political corruption (Pluto) and economic turmoil (Saturn) produced change (Uranus). Progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

In Iraq the anti-government unrest (Uranus) gathers momentum as tens of thousands protest (Uranus) in Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square angered (Mars) by reports of security forces killing (Mars) demonstrators in Karbala and the prime minister’s refusal to call early elections. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus was semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle.

Thousands of Chileans take to the streets shutting down main boulevards in a sign that government promises of reform (Uranus) are not enough. Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

October 30: Twitter bans (Pluto) all political advertising worldwide from November 22, saying that the reach of such messages ‘should be earned, not bought’ (Saturn). Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

As anti-government protests continue Chile pulls out (Saturn) of hosting an APEC summit and a UN climate change conference. Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

In Iraq anti-government protests swell into mass demonstrations (Pluto). At least two people are killed and 175 wounded in Baghdad after Iraqi security forces (Mars) launch tear gas canisters Mars-Neptune) at protesters (Uranus) trying to enter the heavily fortified Green Zone. Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.

October 31: The US House of Representatives passes a resolution to formally proceed with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. In America’s chart progressed Sun in house 11 (Congress) was semisquare progressed Pluto and trine progressed Jupiter; and Saturn was conjunction and parallel Pluto in the sky.

At least 74 people die in a train fire (Mars) in Pakistan. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was parallel Neptune in the sky.

North Korea fires two unidentified (ballistic) missiles (Mars) into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan. Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle.


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