Major world events January 2020

January 1, 2020: The 2020 calendar year begins with fires (Mars) in Australia and protests (Uranus) in Hong Kong, India and France. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle. 

In Iraq protesters (Uranus) demonstrating outside the US embassy withdraw (Saturn) after a tense standoff. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Pluto) announces he is ending the suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests (Pluto) agreed to with the US and that his country would soon introduce ‘a new strategic weapon’ (Mars). Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle.

In Indonesia floods (Saturn) inundate large parts of Jakarta, after torrential rain on New Year’s Eve killing at least 43 people. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

India announces plans for a third lunar mission, months after its last one crash landed on the Moon’s surface. Progressed Neptune (visionary scheme) was conjunction Sun in Neptune cycle.

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 (Saturn), with sustained winds of up to 180mph (285km/h), hits the Caribbean islands causing catastrophic damage and flooding (Saturn). 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. Saturn was parallel Pluto in the sky.

January 2: Donald Trump gives the order to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was inconjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle. See Donald Trump’s chart here

In Iraq General Qasem Soleimani, the head (Sun) of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, is killed in a missile strike (Mars) by US forces (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; and progressed Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle. See Iran’s Aquarian Age chart here 

The targeted killing occurs at a time when the level of Mars energy impacting Earth is set to escalate dramatically.

Progressed Moon opposition progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart starts January 8 stimulating all the Mars progressions > peak power date is February 6 > and Mars moves to form a conjunction aspect with Jupiter in the sky on February 25 > peak power date is March 20 > a conjunction aspect with Pluto on March 5 > peak power date is March 23 > and a conjunction aspect with Saturn on March 12 > peak power date March 31 > the second half of March is the high-risk danger time zone > Iran will be patient and inflict a harsh revenge > war drums are beating > the last thing Trump wants is a war in the election year

In Australia a state of emergency is declared in New South Wales and a state of disaster is declared in Victoria as the country reels from and prepares for a raging inferno (Mars). One hundred thousand people (Pluto) in the fire zone (Mars) are fleeing (Saturn) to safety. The fires are impacting the agricultural sector (Saturn-house 4), dairy farmers (Saturn), native animals, cattle and live stock (houses 6 and 12), the insurance industry (Saturn-house 8) and exhausted (Saturn) volunteer fire fighters (Mars). Progressed Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

January 3: Hours after Qasem Soleimani’s death tens of thousands of Iranians take to the streets of Tehran and other cities to protest Washington’s ‘crimes’; and the Supreme Leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  leader declares three days of national mourning (Saturn) in Iran. Progressed Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

January 4: Thirty-six people are killed and 23 injured when a tourist guesthouse under construction (Mars) in Cambodia collapsed (Saturn), trapping workers under rubble. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

At least 30 people are killed and 33 wounded in an attack (Mars) on a military academy (Mars) in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle.

January 5: Venezuela’s socialist government (Sun-Neptune) installs a new head of Congress after armed troops blocked (Pluto) opposition legislators from entering parliament, in a move condemned by dozens of nations (Pluto) as an assault on democracy. Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle; progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Iran announces it will abandon limitations on enriching uranium but would continue to cooperate (Pluto) with the UN nuclear watchdog (Pluto). Progressed Pluto was semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle.

Three Americans – one US military service member (Mars) and two contractors – are killed in an Islamist attack (Mars) on a military base (Mars) in Kenya. Mars was trine Mars in the Mars cycle.

Australia’s bushfire catastrophe (Mars) continues. A fundraiser (Jupiter) for fire services in New South Wales raises more than A$20 million (£10.6m; $13m) in just 48 hours. In Australia’s chart progressed Mars was trine (luck) birth chart Jupiter – the planet of philanthropy in house 8; and progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

January 6: Huge crowds (Pluto) pack the streets of the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral (Saturn-house 8) of military commander Qasem Soleimani. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

January 7: Almost 2,000 houses have been confirmed destroyed in Australia’s months-long bushfire crisis. At least 25 people and millions of animals have died since September. The Insurance Council of Australia estimates the damage bill has reached A$700m (£370m; $485m), but said it expected the cost to rise significantly. See Australia’s chart here

Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged the crisis will have a significant economic impact and pledged A$2 billion ($1.39 billion) to a newly created National Bushfire Recovery Agency. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in house 2 (finances) of Australia’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart.

In Kerman, Iran 56 people are killed and more than 200 injured in a crowd-crush (Saturn-Pluto) at Qasem Soleimani's burial ceremony; and countries are moving (Saturn) their military personal out of Iraq citing security (Saturn) concerns. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

A state of emergency is declared in Puerto Rico after a series of earthquakes (Saturn) kill at least one person, topple buildings and knock out power to nearly the entire island of more than 3 million people. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 8: In the early hours Iran retaliates to the killing of Qasem Soleimani by launching missile strikes (Mars) on US-led forces in Iraq. See Iran’s Mars cycle chart here

A Boeing 737-800 Ukrainian airliner carrying 176 passengers crashes (Mars) while taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport (Neptune) killing all on board. Progressed Mars was conjunction ascendant in Iran’s Mars cycle chart; and progressed Sun was sextile Neptune in the Sun cycle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Sun) announce they will step back as ‘senior’ royals, splitting their time  between the UK and North America and working to become financially independent. Progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

See Prince Harry’s chart here; see Meghan Markle’s chart here

January 10: Thousands of people (Pluto) in London, Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane take part in demonstrations taking aim at what they say is the Australian Government’s lack of action (Saturn) on climate change during the bushfire crisis. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

The United States imposes more sanctions (Saturn-Pluto) on Iran in retaliation for its missile attack on US forces in Iraq this week. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 11: Iran announces that its military (Mars) ‘unintentionally’ shot down (Mars) the Ukrainian International Airline plane over Tehran, killing all 176 people on board: and vigils (Saturn) for victims turn into protests (Uranus) with hundreds of protestors calling the resignation of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky in a statement said: ‘We expect from Iran assurances of their readiness for a full and open investigation, bringing those responsible to justice, the return of the bodies of the dead, the payment of compensation, and official apologies through diplomatic channels’.

See Volodymyr Zelensky’s chart here 

Thousands of protestors (Uranus) march in Warsaw against a controversial law (Jupiter) proposed by the Sejm (lower-house of parliament) that would allow the Polish government to discipline judges (Jupiter) that question their reform (Uranus) policies. Progressed Uranus was conjunction Jupiter in the Uranus cycle.

In France anti-pension plan protesters (Uranus) take to the streets of Paris and other cities. Police (Mars) fire tear gas at some groups (Pluto) of protesters who smash windows and set light (Mars) to rubbish bins and billboards. Progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

A large severe winter storm system (Saturn-house 4) in the southern United States kills 11 people. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in house 4 of America’s Capricorn lunation chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Sun and Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 12: Protests (Uranus) erupt across Iran for a second day, piling pressure on the leadership after the military (Mars) admitted it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner at a time when Tehran feared Saturn) US air strikes. Progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Justine Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, says that shooting down a civilian aircraft is horrific and that Canada won’t rest until we get accountability, justice and closure for those involved.

See Justin Trudeau’s chart here 

The two sides in Libya’s civil war (Mars) accuse the other of breaking an internationally brokered ceasefire (Venus) within hours of it taking effect. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

January 13: Amid a rift (Pluto) in the House of Windsor, Queen Elizabeth (Sun) and Princes Charles, William and Harry hold crisis talks on Harry and Meghan’s wish to have a more independent future.  The Queen agreed to their desire to live lives unencumbered by royal duties and to end their reliance on public funding (house 8). Progressed Sun was trine Mars, parallel Saturn and conjunction Pluto in the Sun cycle.

The Queen and Royal Family are public servants and in Britain’s Saturn conjunction Pluto chart the Saturn-Pluto conjunction was in house 6 (public servants). See Queen Elizabeth’s chart here

Protestors in Iran again take to the streets to denounce their clerical (Jupiter) rulers. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction Pluto in the Sun cycle.

January 14: At least 62 people have been killed and more are missing after avalanches and landslides (Saturn) hit Pakistan-administered Kashmir over the past three days. Saturn was conjunction Pluto and Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

January 15: The US House of Representatives passes a resolution to submit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial. Saturn was conjunction Pluto and Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

In his state of the Union address to lawmakers Russian President Vladimir Putin (Sun) in a dramatic moved proposes constitutional changes (house 9) that would give him scope to extend his grip on power (Sun) after leaving the presidency. He picked a new prime minister after Dmitry Medvedev and his entire cabinet resigned. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

The US and China sign an agreement aimed at easing a trade war (Mars-Jupiter) that has weighed on (Saturn) the global economy. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Days of anti-government rage (Mars) continue in Iran and anti-government protests in Lebanon turn violent (Mars). Lebanon’s economy is collapsing (Saturn). Saturn was conjunction Pluto and Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

January 18: Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer represent the Queen (Sun) or receive public funds. Progressed Sun was trine Moon in the Sun cycle.

A drone and missile (Mars) attack on a mosque (Jupiter) in a military training camp (Mars) in Ma’rib, Yemen kills at least 116 soldiers (Mars) with dozens wounded. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In a night of violence (Mars) in Beirut, Lebanon scores of protestors (Uranus-Pluto) are injured in clashes with security forces (Mars). Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

January 16: Donald Trump’s impeachment trial (Jupiter) opens; and a congressional watchdog (Pluto) finds the White House broke the law (Jupiter) by withholding security aid for Ukraine that had been approved by Congress. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter and Pluto in the Mars cycle.

January 17: Following days of protests Iran’s supreme leader, in a rare sermon (Jupiter-house 9), lashes out (Mars) at America and throws his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards after they belated admitted accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian airliner. Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

In China official figures show that the world’s second largest economy expanded by 6.1% in 2019 from the year before – the worst figure in 29 years. The country has faced weak domestic demand and the impact of the bitter trade war (Mars-Jupiter) with the US. The government has been rolling out measures over the past two years in an attempt to boost growth. See China’s forecast for 2020 here

January 19: Beirut is rocked by the worst violence (Mars) since unrest (Uranus) erupted in October, 2019. Lebanese security forces fired rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas at stone-throwing protestors; and in central Hong Kong police (Mars) fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protestors. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

In Canada a state of emergency (Mars) is declared after a severe snow storm (Saturn) hit Newfoundland and Labrador. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

January 20: Thousands of American gun-rights activists (Pluto) gather in Richmond, Virginia to protest against the US state’s proposed tighter firearms laws (Mars-Jupiter). The guy carrying a gun (Mars) is frightened (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the Mars cycle.

China reports a surge (Mars) in the mysterious (coronavirus) illness (Saturn) that emerged in mid December with 205 confirmed cases – 136 in the last two days. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Saturn conjunction Pluto in the sky (January 12, 2020) update

Britain: With the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in house 6 (public servants) of its Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart the monarchy was in crisis. On January 18 it was announced that Prince Harry and wife Meghan will stop using their HRH titles and withdraw from royal duties. It’s considered a major blow to the royal family.

America: The Saturn-Pluto conjunction in its Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart was in house 10 (the president) and on January 16 Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opened in Washington. It’s a rare history making event for the country.

Australia: In mid January with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in house 2 (finances) of its Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart the Australian government was in economic crisis dealing with the financial fallout from the country’s bushfire emergency. It’s a major financial crisis for the country.

January 21: In China the coronavirus (Mars) has claimed 9 lives with 440 confirmed cases (Saturn). Chinese health officials fear (Saturn) that the virus (Mars) could mutate and spread further. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart stimulating major aspect progressed Mars parallel birth chart Saturn at peak power on August 25, 2020; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

The World Economic Forum opens in Davos, Switzerland, with political and business leaders and the mega rich discussing ways to improve the state of the world. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial (Jupiter-house 9) begins in Washington. Progressed Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky. See Donald Trump’s impeachment trial diary here

January 22: UN experts (Pluto) demand an immediate investigation by US and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack (Pluto) the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The Washington Post is a fierce critic of the Saudi government. They also said that Mohammad bin Salmon (Pluto) should be investigated for ‘continuous, direct and personal efforts to target perceived opponents’. Progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.  

China is putting the city of Wuhan on lockdown (Pluto). It’s considered the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak (Mars) that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600. Health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Mars cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.  

After months of deadlock (Pluto) Lebanon has a new government (Sun) but it got the thumbs down from thousands of people who took to the streets of Beirut. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; progressed Sun was semisquare Neptune in the Sun cycle; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the sky.

January 23: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the symbolic Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight due to nuclear proliferation, failure to tackle climate change and ‘cyber-based misinformation’. See Mars parallel Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart here

The UN declares a health emergency (Mars) in China. The death toll and the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus keep rising. Major festivals where large crowds (Pluto) can gather have been cancelled. Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle and parallel Pluto in the sky.

Storm Gloria (Saturn) that hit Spain’s southern and eastern coastlines from Sunday to Wednesday (January 19-22) unleashed fierce winds, flooding rainfall (Saturn) and stirred up phenomenal waves. The death toll has risen to 13. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

January 24: As authorities rush (Mars) to contain (Saturn) a virus that has killed 41 people and infected more than 1300 China suspends (Pluto) public transport (house 3) in 10 cities, stranding millions of people (Pluto) at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was conjunction Pluto in house 3 of China’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart; and progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rally in central Baghdad in a protest (Uranus) calling for the expulsion of US troops (Mars). Progressed Mars was sesquisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle.

January 25: Chinese President Xi Jinping warns the spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating (Mars) and that the country is facing a ‘grave situation’ (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.  

Iraqi security forces fire bullets (Mars) and tear gas (Neptune) in raids (Mars) on protest camps in Baghdad and southern cities, killing four people and wounding dozens more. Progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.

The Boeing 777X (Neptune) completes its first test flight near Seattle, Washington. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was square Neptune in the Mars cycle.  

January 26: Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others die in a helicopter (Neptune) crash (Mars) in Calabasas, California. Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

The deadly new coronavirus (Mars) is infectious in its incubation period, before symptoms show, making it harder to contain and the death toll in China keeps rising. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

January 27: China imposes tough measures (Saturn) to contain the Wuhan coronavirus. There have been 81 deaths, 2,827 confirmed cases and 5,794 suspected cases. 461 people are in critical condition. At least 44 cases have been confirmed abroad. Mongolia has closed its border with China, and Hong Kong and Malaysia announce they will bar entry to visitors from the Wuhan province.

Global stocks fall (Saturn), oil prices hit three-month lows, and China’s yuan dips to its weakest in 2020 as investors assess the damage (Mars-Saturn) to the world’s second-biggest economy. Travel agencies are ordered to cancel group tours (Jupiter-Pluto) nationwide, adding to the rising economic losses (Saturn). On China’s heavily censored social media, officials face mounting anger (Mars) over the virus (Mars).

In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn (peak power date is August 25, 2020); and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars (peak power date is February 5) and parallel progressed Saturn (peak power date is February 8). Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle (end date is February 9).  

In China’s chart progressed Sun is square and progressed Venus is sesquisquare progressed Saturn – planet of public health emergencies. Progressed Moon is conjunction progressed Pluto (peak power date is February 15). Pluto is the planet of drastic situations.

These energy-events in China’s chart and the Aquarian Age chart will influence events and developments over the coming weeks.

Gunmen (Mars) shoot dead two protesters as Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya and a district of Baghdad turn into battlefields. Rockets (Mars) also hit the US embassy compound (Saturn) in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone housing government buildings (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Amid heavy air strikes (Mars-Neptune) thousands of civilians are fleeing (Saturn) rebel-held territory (house 4) in Syria’s northwest and heading for Turkey’s border. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was square Neptune in the sky.

In Brazil widespread flooding and landslides (Saturn) cause 50 deaths and force thousands to evacuate their homes. Progressed Moon was parallel Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

At least 8 people are killed when a massive fire (Mars) destroys 35 boats (Jupiter) in a marina in the US state of Alabama. Mars was parallel Jupiter in the sky.

At a news conference US Attorney Geoffrey Berman says Britain’s Prince Andrew (Sun) has provided ‘zero cooperation’ (Saturn-Pluto) to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe (Mars-Pluto) into Jeffrey Epstein. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury and Pluto in the Mars cycle. See Prince Andrew’s chart here

January 28: After 3 years in the making Donald Trump unveils his Middle East peace plan (Venus-Saturn). Progressed Venus was conjunction progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

January 29: The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China jumps to 170 with 7,711 confirmed cases of infection.

The Syrian Army (Mars) takes full control of the city of Maaret al-Numan after its armed forces (Mars) met little resistance (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel progressed Saturn. Progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

January 30: The death toll in China from the new coronavirus reaches 213 with overall cases worldwide rising rapidly (Mars) in an outbreak that the World Health Organization declares a global health emergency (Saturn). Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

January 31: The UK leaves the EU. There will now be a transition (Pluto) period until the end of 2020. On February 1 Jupiter in the sky moves into effective orb of a conjunction aspect with Pluto. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars and parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Pluto was parallel Saturn in the Pluto cycle;  and Mars was parallel Jupiter in the sky.


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