Major world events February 2020

February 1: Airlines (Neptune) around the world suspend flights to and from China as the death toll from the country’s coronavirus epidemic climbs to 259. Progressed Neptune was conjunction Sun in the Neptune cycle.

The Palestinian Authority cuts (Mars) all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security (Saturn), after rejecting a Middle East peace plan (Saturn) presented by Donald Trump. 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.

February 3: Chinese stock and commodity markets fall heavily (Saturn) as the death toll (Pluto-house 8) from a coronavirus epidemic (Saturn) in China rises to 361 and investors (Neptune) retreat into safe-haven assets (Saturn). China’s central bank (Jupiter) injects 1.2 trillion yuan ($173.8 billion) (Jupiter) into the economy to ensure enough liquidity in the banking system (house 2-Jupiter). Progressed Moon was parallel Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Jupiter was sextile Moon in the Jupiter cycle; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Five Turkish soldiers (Mars) and three civilians are killed by Syrian army shellfire in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province. Turkish armed forces (Mars) retaliate killing 13 Syrian soldiers. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Iran ceases to cooperate (Pluto) with Ukraine in its investigation into the downing of Ukrainian passenger jet P S752 by Iranian missiles (Mars) on January 8. Progressed Mars was semisextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Malawi’s Constitutional Court (Jupiter) annuls the May 2019 presidential vote ordering a re-run after an application from opposition parties citing irregularities. Progressed Jupiter was sextile Moon in the Jupiter cycle.

February 4: The death toll in China rises to over 400 with over 20,000 people infected with coronavirus.

In America the Iowa caucuses are derailed and in chaos due to technical malfunctions.  The Sun-Moon conjunction was square Uranus in the Aquarius lunation chart.

February 5: In his impeachment trial Donald Trump is acquitted of high crime and misdemeanors (house 12-Pluto). In his chart progressed Mars was sextile progressed Pluto and progressed Mercury was sextile birth chart Jupiter.

As the death toll from the coronavirus in China keeps on rising around 3,700 passengers on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess (Jupiter) are quarantined (Pluto-house 12) after ten passengers test positive to the illness. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky

Avalanches (Saturn) in Van Province, eastern Turkey, kill at least 38 people and trap many others. Progressed Moon was parallel birthchart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

February 6: Russian-led Syrian government forces (Mars) continue their onslaught into northwestern Idlib province. Progressed Moon was opposition progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

At least two Palestinians are killed in the occupied West Bank and 16 Israelis are injured in a surge of violence (Mars) that erupted amid Palestinian anger at a US peace plan. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 7: As the death toll in China passes 630 a Chinese doctor who tried to warn the world about the new coronavirus dies of the disease. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

US President Donald Trump (house 10) fires National Security Council advisor Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and EU ambassador, Gordon Sondland, who both testified against him (house 7) as witnesses at the impeachment inquiry. In America’s Aquarius new Moon chart Uranus – planet of radical moves – in house 10 – was square the Sun-Moon conjunction in house 7.

February 8: The death toll from 2019-nCov (the new coronavirus) climbs to 802. The World Health Organization warns that misinformation (Pluto) being spread by ‘trolls and conspiracy theories’ is undermining their response to the health emergency.

In Thailand a rogue soldier (Mars) who killed 29 people and injured dozens more is shot (Mars) and killed by security forces. Progressed Mars was conjunction and parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 9: With 97 more fatalities the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak (Mars-Saturn) in China leaps to 908; storm Clara (Saturn) lashes Britain and northern continental Europe with heavy rain and flooding; Sydney, Australia is hit by its heaviest rain (Saturn) in 30 years bringing flooding, power outages and travel chaos; and farmers (Saturn) in Somalia, Kenya and Uganda are having their crops destroyed by a locust plague (Saturn). Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

February 10: There are 108 new coronavirus deaths in China taking the death toll to 1,016. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

In Borno State, Nigeria, Boko Haram militants (Mars) kill at least 30 people, burning them (Mars) to death while they slept in their cars. Women and children were kidnapped (Pluto). Progressed Mars was semisextile Moon and conjunction and parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 11: Sudan’s ruling military council (Mars) agrees to hand over ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir (Pluto) to the international Criminal Court (Jupiter) in The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity (Pluto) in Darfur; and the High Court of Australia (Jupiter) finds that Aboriginal Australian people are not ‘aliens’ (house 7) under the Australian Constitution (house 9) even if they weren’t born in Australia and do not have Australian citizenship, and they can’t be deported (Pluto). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Jupiter was semisextile Sun and Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19.

February 12Pope Francis (Jupiter) rules against ordaining married men as priests and women as deacons. Progressed Jupiter was semisextile Sun and Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

More than half of Malta’s traffic police officers (Mars), including the chief, are arrested for overtime fraud and misuse of public resources. Progressed Sun was square Mars in the Sun cycle.

The Italian senate (house 11) allows former Minister of the Interior and current senator Matteo Salvini to be tried (Jupiter-house 9) in a criminal case for illegally detaining migrants (Pluto) in August 2019. Progressed Jupiter was semisextile Mars in the Jupiter cycle.

See Matteo Salvini’s chart here

February 13: The deadliest day of the coronavirus outbreak (Saturn) with 242 deaths recorded in Hubei province, China. There was a huge increase in the number of cases with 14,840 diagnosed with the virus.

Amid a cabinet reshuffle (house 8) by PM Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid resigns as the United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer (Jupiter).  Progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 14: In China there are 2,641 new coronavirus cases and 143 deaths reported.

Thousands of Algerians march in the capital, Algiers, as the first anniversary of their anti-government protests (Uranus) demanding the overhaul of the political system and the ending of corruption nears. Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Fifteen children die in a fire (Mars) that sweeps through an orphanage in Haiti. Progressed Mars was trine Uranus in the Mars cycle.

A US jury (house 9) finds Michael Avenatti guilty in a criminal trial (Jupiter-house 9) accusing the celebrity lawyer (sun-Uranus) of trying to extort (Pluto-house 12) Nike Inc out of $25 million and defraud (Neptune) a youth basketball coach he represented. Progressed Jupiter was semisextile Sun and square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

See Michael Avenatti’s chart here

February 15: Storm Dennis (Saturn), one of the most powerful nontropical cyclones on record in the North Atlantic, slams into the UK. Heavy rain and strong winds caused flooding (Saturn) and widespread damage. Flight and train services were disrupted. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 16: Authorities in China report 2,009 new cases of Corvid-19 and 142 more deaths nationwide. New cases have dropped for the third consecutive day. More than 68,000 people have been infected in China, with the death toll at 1,665. Outside of China there have been more than 500 cases in nearly 30 countries. Four people have died – in France, Hong Kong, Philippines and Japan. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (Jupiter) rules that chemical companies Bayer and BASF (Neptune) are accountable for the adverse effects (Saturn) of their Dicamba-based herbicides (Neptune) on American farmlands (house 4) and awards the plaintiff, a peach farmer (Saturn), US$265 million in damages. Progressed Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 17: The death toll from coronavirus in China rises to 1,770 with 2,048 new cases. Thousands of people around the world have been forced into quarantine (house 12).

February 18: The coronavirus claims another 98 lives bringing the total death toll in mainland China to 1,868, with 1,886 new confirmed infections for a total of 72,436; at least 542 passengers and crew are infected with the Covid-19 virus on the Diamond Princess Cruise liner (Jupiter); the Boy Scouts of America file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (Saturn); and Donald Trump pardons (Jupiter) New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, junk bond salesman Michael Milken and others for their numerous felonies and frauds. Progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 19: Twelve Somali soldiers are killed when a suicide bomber (Mars) and gunmen (Mars) storm a military base (Mars) southwest of Mogadishu; eight people are killed in two shooting incidents (Mars) in Germany; in a targeted familicide carjacking in Brisbane, Australia a mother and her three children are killed in a car fire (Mars); in Libya ceasefire talks (Mercury) between the Tobruk-led government and the GNA are suspended as rocket attacks (Mars) bombard Tripoli; and China expels three journalists (Mercury) of the Wall Street Journal (Mercury) over an opinion piece they wrote that China deemed racist (Uranus).  Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Uranus in the Sun cycle.

February 20: In the largest banking deal (Jupiter) since the 2008 financial crisis Morgan Stanley purchases electronic trading form E-Trade for US$13 billion. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In China the Coronavirus death toll rises to 2,144; Wuhan city is in viral lockdown; South Korea confirms 104 cases; and Japan reports 2 deaths. Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Jupiter was square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle.

February 21: In China the death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,239 with 75, 567 reported cases; hundreds of people are infected in Chinese prisons (house 12); 4 deaths are reported in Iran with health officials saying the virus may already be in ‘all Iran’s cities; in South Korea there are hundreds of reported cases; in Italy there are twenty confirmed cases; and Israel and Lebanon report their first Covid-19 cases.  The UN warns that the window to contain the virus is closing.

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India and Pakistan engage in a military confrontation (Mars) across the de facto border in Kashmir. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 23: South Korea declares a ‘red alert’ after a surge in coronavirus infections and two more deaths; China reports a total of 76,936 cases of COVID-19 with 2,442 deaths; and Iran confirms 15 new cases taking the total to 43 with a death toll of eight. Progressed Saturn was semisextile Sun in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Saturn in the Sun cycle.

Israeli fighter jets launch air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria after the militant group (Mars-Pluto) and Israel exchange rockets (Mars) and air strikes around Gaza. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

February 24:  Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain report their first cases of coronavirus; and global financial markets experience sharp falls (Saturn) after a rise in cases renews fears of an economic slowdown. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Saturn in the Sun cycle.

In New York Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of rape. Rose McGowan, who alleges Weinstein raped her, said: ‘What a great day.’

See Rose McGowan’s chart here

The Israeli military (Mars) carries out further air strikes on Palestinian-Islamic Jihad (PIJ) targets in Gaza, after at least 14 rockets (Mars) were launched from the territory into southern Israel. Progressed Mars was parallel Mercury in the Mars cycle.

Oil giant Equinor (Neptune) abandons (Saturn) controversial plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight in a move hailed by environmentalists as a ‘huge win’. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was semisquare Saturn in the Sun cycle.

February 25: The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. Across the globe fear (Saturn) drives stocks (Neptune) down (Saturn) and oil prices (Neptune) continue to fall (Saturn). Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

In New Delhi, India thirteen people have been killed in the deadliest violence (Mars) seen in decades. The violence over India’s new citizenship law has religious (Jupiter) overtones, with Hindu and Muslim groups fighting each other. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

February 27: The new coronavirus spreads to 44 countries; Estonia confirms its first case; Saudi Arabia blocks all foreign pilgrims from entering the country; stock markets (Neptune) around the world have their worst week since 2008; markets brace for a global recession (Saturn); and Wall Street plunges (Saturn) 1,200 points or 4.4%. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

At least 32 people have been killed in religious (Jupiter) violence (Mars) in India; and an airstrike in Idlib province, north-western Syria, kills 33 Turkish soldiers (Mars). Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

February 28: Tensions escalate between Turkey and Syria. Turkey calls for the establishment of a no-fly zone over Syria. NATO holds an emergency meeting – urgent (Mars) diplomacy (Jupiter) – after Turkey triggers Article 4 of the North Atlantic treaty (Jupiter). Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

In China over 82,000 people have been infected with coronavirus with over 2,700 deaths; Italy confirms 464 more cases and 4 more deaths; cafés and schools in Italy have been closed – daily life has ground to a halt; Belarus, Monaco, Iceland, Azerbaijan, New Zealand, Lithuania and Nigeria confirm their first cases; it’s estimated that global stock markets (Neptune) have lost (Saturn) US$6 trillion in value over the past 6 days. Tesla Inc stock has plunged 28.6%. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

Pope Francis (Jupiter) and IBM and Microsoft (Neptune) call for AI technologies that risk violating human rights such as facial recognition software to be regulated. Progressed Neptune was inconjunct Jupiter in the Neptune cycle.

February 29: In Doha, Qatar, the US and Taliban sign a peace deal (Jupiter) to bring their long running war (Mars) to an end. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

America and Australia report their first coronavirus deaths.


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