Major world events December 2019

Events as reported by reliable news services

December 1: Anti-government protests (Uranus) continue in Chile, Colombia and Hong Kong; and thousands of people protest (Uranus) in cities and towns across Poland to show solidarity with judges (Jupiter) who they say are facing increasing intimidation (Pluto). Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

At least 14 people are killed when gunmen (Mars) open fire inside a church in Burkina Faso. Mars was opposition Uranus in the sky.

People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services. China already uses facial recognition technology (Uranus) to surveil (Pluto) its population. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

December 3: In America the House Permanent Select Committee of Intelligence makes the Trump-Ukraine impeachment Report public claiming the evidence for impeaching President Donald Trump is ‘overwhelming’. In America’s chart progressed Sun was semisquare progressed Pluto; progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

December 4: The US House Judiciary Committee (house 11) begins its hearings into the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump. In America’s chart progressed Sun in house 11 (Congress) was semisquare progressed Pluto, inconjunct birth chart Saturn and trine progressed Jupiter; and transit Sun was square birth chart Sun and progressed Midheaven was trine progressed Sun.

The Samoan Government orders all unvaccinated families (Moon) to display a red flag or red cloth (Mars) in front of their homes to warn others and aid mass vaccination efforts as the death toll from the measles outbreak (Mars) hits 60 and the number of confirmed cases surpasses 4,000. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Moon in the Mars cycle.

December 5: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (house 11) says that President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing strikes at the heart of the Constitution (house 9) and asks House committee chairs (Sun) to proceed with articles of impeachment, saying lawmakers have ‘no choice but to act’. In America’s chart progressed Sun in house 11 (Congress) was semisquare progressed Pluto in house 9; and the lunation in America’s Moon cycle was in house 11 (Congress). 

In France 806,000 people take part in nationwide protests (Uranus) venting anger (Mars) at planned pension (house 8) reforms (Uranus) that would see them retiring later or facing reduced payouts. There were clashes between police and protestors in some cities. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart and progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

December 6: Police (Mars) in India shoot four men dead who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian; gunmen (Mars) in Baghdad open fire on protesters killing at least 19 and injuring around 70; gunmen (Mars) in Kotulo, Kenya ambush a bus killing at least 8 people; a shooter (Mars) at a US Naval Air Station in Florida kills three people and injures 8 before being shot and killed by police; and Islamists kill 17 civilians (Moon) in two attacks in eastern DR of Congo. Progressed Mars was sextile Sun, parallel Moon and sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

December 8: In France the anti-pension reform protest (Uranus) continues; in Hong Kong 800,000 march in an anti-government protest (Uranus); in Brussels thousands of people hold hands to form a human chain to draw attention to the need for joint action on climate change; in Kiev thousands of people gather to send a message to president Zelensky that Ukrainians will not accept a peace deal with Russia at the cost of the country’s independence (Uranus) and sovereignty; and in Colombia trade unions, students and indigenous groups march to increase pressure on President Iván Duque. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

43 workers are killed in a factory fire (Mars) in Delhi, India. Progressed Mars was parallel Moon and semisextile Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

December 9: Russia is banned from the world's top sporting events for four years, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup (house 5), for tampering with doping tests. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in house 5 of Russia’s Saturn conjunction Pluto chart.

Ukraine and Russia agreed to implement a ‘full and comprehensive’ ceasefire (Venus-Jupiter) in eastern Ukraine by the end of 2019 but left questions about the regions status for future talks. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Venus in the Jupiter cycle.

Five people are dead and eight are missing after New Zealand’s White Island volcano (Saturn) erupts. Progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon in the Saturn cycle.

December 10: At the International Court of Justice (Jupiter), The Gambia presents charges against the government of Myanmar and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi alleging the Burmese government (Sun) is responsible for mass rapes (Pluto), widespread arson (Mars) and killings of Rohingya children, among other crimes.  Progressed Jupiter was semisquare Sun, semisquare Mars and square Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle.

Director General of the World Trade (Jupiter) Organisation Roberto Azevedo says it will take ‘a few months’ to fix its main body for settling trade (Jupiter) disputes (Mars) due to the US blocking the appointment of new judges (Jupiter) and that ‘significant changes (Uranus) in the dispute (Mars) settlement mechanism’ will be needed. Progressed Jupiter was semisquare Mars in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

In Haiti the most notorious slums in Port-Au-Prince descend into anarchy (Uranus) as gangsters (Pluto) roam the city shooting people (Mars) in their homes. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was trine Neptune in the Mars cycle.

December 11: Shares (Neptune) from Saudi Aramco begin (Uranus) trading on the Riyadh Stock Exchange (house 5). The company’s net worth is US $1.88 trillion making it the most valuable publicly traded company (Neptune) in the world. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

India’s parliament approves a bill (Jupiter) that grants citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants (Uranus) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Critics say the bill is discriminatory. Protests (Uranus) against the bill raged in north-eastern states bordering Bangladesh. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

Voters in Bougainville vote overwhelmingly for independence (Uranus) from Papua New Guinea but the Papuan Government has the final say. Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune and conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

At least 71 people are killed when terrorists (Mars-Uranus) storm a military base (Mars) in Niger. Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mars and trine Neptune in the Mars cycle.

December 12: In Britain Boris Johnson leads the conservative party to victory in the ‘Brexit’ election. 

In India the government calls in the army (Mars) to restore peace as anger (Mars) over the new citizenship law (Jupiter) grows. Progressed Jupiter was square Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Mars in the Mars cycle.

In Algiers thousands of protesters (Uranus) flood the streets to protest the presidential election that’s currently underway. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter and parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

A painting (Venus) that appears to show a buffalo being hunted by part-human, part-animal creatures holding spears and possibly ropes that was discovered (Uranus) on the wall of an Indonesian cave is found to be 44,000 years old (Uranus). Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Venus in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

December 13: The US and China announce a preliminary phase one trade agreement (Jupiter) that will see billions of dollars (Jupiter) in tariffs removed or delayed. Progressed Jupiter was square Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

December 14: Demonstrators (Uranus) in eastern India set fire (Mars) to more than a dozen buses and vandalize at least six railway stations, as violent protests (Mars-Uranus) against a new citizenship law (Jupiter) continued for a fourth straight day. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

Argentina raises farm export taxes (Jupiter-house 8), the country’s main source of foreign exchange, with a decree aimed at increasing government revenue (Jupiter) ahead of restructuring talks on about $100 billion in sovereign bonds (house 5) and loans (house 8). Progressed Jupiter was square Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

December 15: A UN climate summit (Saturn-Pluto) closes with major states snubbing calls for tougher action to combat global warming, prompting sharp criticism from smaller countries and environmental activists. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

December 17: Pope Francis (Jupiter) announces sweeping changes (Uranus) to the way the Roman Catholic Church (Jupiter) deals with cases of sexual abuse (Mars) of minors, abolishing the rule of ‘pontifical secrecy’. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

Shipping associations (Jupiter) propose creating a research fund (Jupiter) with $5 billion (Jupiter) raised by the industry to develop technology (Uranus) to help the sector meet UN targets on cutting emissions. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

December 16: Boeing (Neptune) announces that it will temporarily halt production of its troubled 737 Max airliner in January. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction is in house 10 (business) of America’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart.

In New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, India, a fifth day of protests against a new law (Jupiter) on illegal migrants spread to student campuses (house 9) and turn violent (Mars).

EU Disinfo Lab – a Brussels-based NGO – reports that a coordinated network (Pluto) of 265 pro-Indian fake websites (Pluto) and think-tanks across 65 countries (Pluto) that was traced to an Indian company, Srivastava Group (Pluto) aimed to influence decision-making in Europe. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle.

Anti-pension reform strikes (Uranus) continue for a twelfth day in France. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

December 18: Donald Trump is impeached. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in house 10 of America’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart.

On Tuesday (December 17) Australia experienced its hottest day on record (Mars) with an average temperature of 40.9C (105.6F). Heatwave (Mars) conditions will continue with records set to tumble. New South Wales has declared a 7 day state of emergency bushfire crisis (Mars).

Thousands of people take to the streets in India to protest (Uranus) against a new citizenship law based on religion (Jupiter) that has touched off violent unrest; in cities across Poland thousands protest (Uranus) against a proposal by the ruling nationalists that would allow for judges (Jupiter) to be fired if they question the legitimacy of the government’s judicial reforms (Jupiter-Uranus); and in France trade unions cut power (Uranus) to thousands of homes, companies and the Bank of France to force the government to drop a wide-ranging pension reform (Jupiter-Uranus). Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

According to the UN food agency (Moon) desert locusts in Somalia are destroying (Saturn) tens of thousands of hectares of crops (house 4) and grazing land (Saturn) in the worst invasion in 25 years. Progressed Saturn was inconjunct Moon and semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle.

December 19: Protests against the new citizenship law in India intensify. Thousands take to the streets and three people died as the government suspends internet and text messaging services in parts Delhi.

December 20: Thousands of protestors in India defy a government ban and take to the streets to protest a new law they say discriminates against Muslims. Six people died and dozens were injured in clashes with police (Mars). Progressed Mars was sextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Japan announces it will raise military spending (Mars-Jupiter) 1.1% as it invests in ballistic missiles (Mars) and air defense to counter a perceived threat (Pluto) from North Korea and China; Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (Pluto) announces she will launch an investigation into allegations of war crimes (Mars-Pluto) in the Palestinian Territories; and wildfires (Mars) continue to burn out of control across Australia. Progressed Mars was sextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 21: Two powerful storms Saturn) that struck Spain and Portugal over the past three days kill at least eight people and cause widespread flooding (Saturn) and damage; and farmers (Saturn) in Somalia ask for government and international aid (Pluto) to help protect (Saturn) their crops (house 4) from an invasion of locusts that is leaving many unable to feed their families. Progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle.

In Mali, near the border with Mauritania where a group (Pluto) linked to al Qaeda operates, French forces (Mars) kill 33 Islamist militants (Mars) using attack helicopters, ground troops (Mars) and a drone. Progressed Mars was sextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

December 22: Australia counts the cost of the bushfire devastation as cooler weather gives exhausted firefighters a break. 

December 23: A court (Jupiter-house 9) in Saudi Arabia after a trial shrouded in secrecy (house 12) has sentenced five people to death and jailed three others over the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and the eclipse in Saudi Arabia’s eclipse chart on December 26 was in house 12.

French workers (Saturn) vote to halt production at a key oil facility (Neptune) that supplies Paris and the surrounding region, joining other petroleum industry shutdowns (Pluto) in a nationwide strike (Uranus) against government pension reforms (Uranus). Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle.

December 24: Authorities in India step up security (Saturn) and shut-down (Pluto) the internet in various places amid protests for and against the new citizenship law. Progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle.

Hong Kong riot police (Mars) fire rounds of tear gas at thousands of protesters (Uranus) at a pro-democracy rally after scuffles in a prime tourist district escalate into Christmas Eve chaos (Neptune). Progressed Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars in China’s Mars cycle was parallel Midheaven.

Fast moving forest fires (Mars) in the Chilean city of Valparaíso, prompt a mass evacuation (Saturn-Pluto) with at least 50 houses destroyed. Progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars in Chile’s Mars cycle was square ascendant.

December 25: Typhoon Phanfone (Saturn), with wind gust up to 190km/h (118mph), hits the Philippines killing at least 16 people and leaving a trail of destruction and causing severe flooding (Saturn) in some regions. Progressed Saturn was semisquare Pluto in the Saturn cycle.

December 27: A rocket attack (Mars) on K-1 Air Base in Iraq’s Kirkuk Governorate kills Nawres Hamid, an Iranian born American civilian contractor (Moon), and injures several US and Iraqi troops (Mars). Progressed Mars was semisquare Sun and conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

Russia’s Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, confirms that the ‘Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle (Mars) entered service at 10.00 Moscow time.’ The missile (Mars) can travel at 20 times the speed of sound and its ‘glide system’ could make it impossible to defend against. Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was semisquare Sun in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The UN reports that between December 12 and December 25 more than 235,000 people (Pluto) fled (Saturn) their homes in Syria as government forces stepped up their offensive in rebel-held Idlib province. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Reuters reports that Ghislaine Maxwell is being investigated by the FBI (Pluto) about her long time association with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein (Pluto). Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky. 

December 28: At least 90 people are killed when a bomb-laden truck explodes (Mars) at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

December 28/29: In America five people are injured in a mass stabbing (Pluto) at the home of a Hasidic rabbi (Jupiter), during Hanukkah; and a gunman (Mars) kills two people at a church (Jupiter) in Texas before being killed by a security guard. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

December 29: The US military (Mars) carries out air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Kataib Hezbollah militia group (Mars-Pluto) in response to the killing of Nawres Hamid (Moon) in a rocket attack (Mars) on an Iraqi military base. Progressed Mars was semisquare Sun and conjunction Moon in the Mars cycle.

America hits a new high in 2019 with more mass killings (Pluto) taking place than in any other year since the 1970s, with more than 80 per cent the result of shootings (Mars). In America’s chart progressed Sun and progressed Venus were square Pluto; and progressed Mars was parallel and birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 8 (death).

In Bangladesh at least 50 people have died of cold-related illnesses in December. A cold wave (Saturn) swept through the country, with a lowest recorded temperature of 4.5 °C (40.1 °F). Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

December 30: A Sudanese court (Jupiter-house 9) sentences 29 people (Pluto) to be hanged (Pluto) for the killing of a teacher in detention in February during protests that led to the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir. Progressed Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the Jupiter cycle.

December 31: Militiamen (Mars) and their supporters protesting (Uranus) against deadly US air strikes on Iraq hurl stones and torch a security post at the US Embassy in Baghdad in an unprecedented attack (Mars-Uranus) on an American diplomatic mission in the country. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle. 

December 30/31: Australia’s bushfire emergency (Mars) escalates as out-of-control fires (Mars) rage across Victoria and New South Wales. Progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Mars in the Sun cycle.


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