Major world events March 2020

March 1: Turkey launches Operation Spring Shield (Mars) in Syria’s Idlib province; and Greece deploys its military (Mars) on the border with Turkey to prevent thousands of migrants from entering the EU. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

South Korea halts religious services (Jupiter) and closes churches (Jupiter) as the number of Corvid-19 infections (Mars) tops 3,700; and Scotland, Armenia and the Dominican Republic report their first cases. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

March 2: Turkey-Syria war tensions (Mars) continue to escalate. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Portugal, Russia, Ecuador and Tunisia report their first cases.

North Korea fires two short-range projectiles (Mars) from the coast of Wonsan. They landed in the sea dividing the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar abandons her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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March 3: Four Turkish soldiers (Mars) are killed and a Syrian jet aircraft is shot down (Mars) as war tensions between the two nations escalate. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Mars cycle.

Fighting (Mars) resumes in Afghanistan after the Taliban ended a partial truce (Jupiter) with government troops. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

South Korea declares ‘war’ on the coronavirus. The virus spreads to South America with Chile and Argentina reporting the first cases.

In its first emergency move (Mars) since 2008 the US Federal Reserve (Jupiter) cuts (Saturn) the federal funds rate by 0.5% to a range between 1 and 1.25%; and in an emergency move the World Bank (Jupiter) commits $12bn (£9.4bn) in aid (Jupiter) for developing countries grappling with the spread of the coronavirus. Jupiter was parallel Pluto in the sky (at peak power March 1); and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

After a record rally of 1,294 points on March 2 (progressed Neptune was inconjunct Jupiter in the Neptune cycle) the Dow Jones stock index plunges 786 points (progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle).

Two tornadoes (Saturn) rip through Tennessee in America killing 25 people. Nashville is like a war zone. And at least 23 people have died in Brazil and more than 30 are missing after torrential rain (Saturn) and landslides (Saturn) hit coastal areas in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 4: Italy says all schools and universities will close from March 5 through March 15 to stop the spread of the virus, as the country confirms a total of 3,090 cases and 107 virus-related deaths. Hungary and Slovenia confirm their first cases.

The IMF announces a $50bn financing package (Jupiter) to help emerging markets cope with the outbreak of covid-19, after warning that the disease posed a ‘serious threat’ (Saturn-Pluto) to global growth. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky; and Neptune was inconjunct Jupiter in the Neptune cycle.

Fighting (Mars) breaks out in Turkey’s parliament after an MP criticised President Erdogan (Sun) over the country’s military intervention (Mars) in Syria and accusing him of disrespecting soldiers (Mars). Progressed Mars was conjunction Sun in the Sun cycle.

March 5: In a bid to avoid a major escalation in violence (Mars) Turkey and Russia agree to a ceasefire (Jupiter) from midnight local time in Syria’s north-western Idlib. Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

Authorities confirm that the total number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeds 92,000 with more than 3,000 deaths.

After failing to secure (Saturn) financial support (Jupiter) British Airline, Flybe, (Neptune) collapses into administration with a loss (Saturn) of 2000 jobs; and Qantas is cutting back (Saturn) on flights. (The outlook for airlines is bleak. Expect discounted fares and bankruptcies.) Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

The International Criminal Court (Jupiter) rules that an investigation of alleged war crimes (Mars-Pluto) by the US and others in the Afghan conflict (Mars) can go ahead. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

March 6: In Italy the death toll from coronavirus jumps to 200; there are over 100,000 reported cases worldwide; 21 people aboard a cruise ship (Jupiter) off San Francisco have tested positive to the virus; and Wall Street falls (Saturn) 256 points. In the past week global economic growth has been sharply cut and since February 2020 Wall Street has lost more than 12% wiping out $3.43 trillion from its market capitalization. Progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

At least 32 people are killed and 81 are injured when gunmen (Mars) attack a ceremony (Jupiter) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky. 

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (Pluto) condemns the government of the Cook Islands from criminalizing (Pluto) gay sex (Mars). Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The publisher (Jupiter) of filmmaker Woody Allen’s forthcoming memoir scraps plans (Saturn) to release the book (Jupiter) following criticism and a walkout by staff over a longstanding allegation he molested his daughter (Mars). Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

March 7: The coronavirus continues its global spread.

In Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon (Pluto) has three members of the country’s royal family, including the king’s brother, arrested for unexplained reasons. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

A fire (Mars) rips through a refugee shelter on the Greek island of Lesbos as tensions over a surge in migration from Turkey continue to rise. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Mars was sextile Neptune in the Mars cycle.

For the first time in its history Lebanon will default on a foreign debt payment of $1.2bn on March 9 as the country struggles with a major financial crisis. Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

March 8: In Italy the death toll from coronavirus soars to 366 and the total number of infections leaps to 7,375. The government announces that 16 million people in Lombardy region and 14 provinces are in mandatory (Pluto) quarantine (house 12). The lock-down (Pluto) will last until early April. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Spurred by a growing outcry over inequality, femicide and strict abortion controls women around the world take to the streets to celebrate International Women’s Day (Venus). Progressed Moon was parallel Venus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was semisextile Venus in the Neptune cycle. 

India’s financial crime detectives (Jupiter-Pluto-house 12) arrest Rana Kapoor, the chief of the private Yes Bank (Jupiter) over allegations of money laundering (Pluto). India’s central bank (Jupiter) had seized control of the lender. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

Unidentified assailants (Mars) kill at least 43 people in raids on villages in northern Burkina Faso in one of the deadliest such attacks (Mars) of the past year. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

March 9: Oil prices (Neptune) crash (Saturn) by around 30% in what analysts are calling the start of a price war (Mars). Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and Mars was conjunction Jupiter in the sky.  

Black Monday as widespread fear (Saturn) grips global share markets (Neptune). Wall Street plunges (Saturn) 7%/2,000 points. London is down nearly 8%. Brazilian stocks plummet 12%. Brazil’s central bank (Jupiter) intervenes twice in the currency market as the real (house 2) slumps to a record low (Saturn). Progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Marc cycle; Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was sextile Saturn in the Sun cycle.

The number of people infected with coronavirus tops 111,000. All of Italy is under lockdown. The death toll climbs to 463. Prisoners are rioting, bars are deserted, schools and stadiums are empty. Germany has 1,139 cases.

There’s a sombre mood (Saturn) in the Dutch court (Jupiter-house 9) as the murder trial of four fugitive defendants in the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 (Neptune) begins. Progressed Neptune was inconjunct Jupiter in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Saturn was conjunction and parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

Millions of Latin American women (Venus) stay away from offices, schools and government offices to join a second day of marches to protest (Pluto) against gender violence (Mars), inequality (Pluto) and restricted rights (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky; and progressed Neptune was semisextile Venus in the Neptune cycle.

North Korea launches three unidentified projectiles (Mars) into the sea for the second week running. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Prince Andrew declines to cooperate (Pluto) with a US investigation into possible co-conspirators of deceased financier and accused sex trafficker (Mars-Pluto) Jeffrey Epstein. He has denied accusations by Virginia Giuffre that she was trafficked to have sex with him when she was 17. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

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March 10: Turkey confirms its first case of coronavirus. Denmark has a total of 264. Iran has 8,042 cases with 291 reported deaths. Schools and universities are closing, planes are empty and flights are being cancelled. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 11: The WHO declares covid-19 a pandemic; Italy is closing all shops except foods stores and pharmacies (house 6) as the death toll (house 8) from coronavirus jumps to 827; and global share markets (Neptune) plunge (Saturn). The Dow Jones plummets 1,464 points/5.86%. Since February 2020 it has fallen 20% and is now a bear (Saturn) market. It was a day of drastic (Pluto) developments. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Moon was parallel Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Saturn was conjunction Neptune in the Saturn cycle; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Pluto in the Sun cycle.

In Iraq two American soldiers a British soldier (Mars) are killed in a rocket attack (Mars) on the Taji military camp, north of Baghdad. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle. 

In Russia Vladimir Putin (Pluto) backs a proposed constitutional amendment (Jupiter-house 9) that would allow him to seek another two terms in the Kremlin. If passed he could stay in power to 2036. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was sextile Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Harvey Weinstein (Pluto) is sentenced to 23 years in prison (house 12) for rape (Mars) and sexual assault. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Pluto in the Sun cycle.

March 12: Coronavirus has infected more than 127,000 people worldwide; the death toll climbs to over 4,600; the death toll in Italy passes 1,000; Iran reports 75 more deaths taking the total to 429; countries enforce mass closures (Saturn-Pluto); schools, universities, museums, cinemas, night clubs and gyms are closing; Iraq cancels Friday prayers (Jupiter); Rome’s Catholic churches (Jupiter-house 9) are ordered closed; Italy is in total lockdown (Pluto); Spain quarantines 4 towns (Pluto-house 12); Bahrain accuses Iran of ‘biological aggression’ (Mars-Pluto); Justin Trudeau self-isolates; countries impose sweeping travel restrictions (Pluto-house 12); travellers are confused (Neptune); airlines (Neptune) appeal to governments for urgent (Mars) financial support (Jupiter); major sporting events (house 5) are cancelled or postponed; governments announce massive stimulus packages (Jupiter-Pluto); global share markets suffer records falls (Saturn); Wall Street has a horror day (Saturn-Pluto); the main UK index plunges 10%; Spain’s IBEX 35 falls 14%; and Princess Cruises suspends voyages of all its 18 ships (Jupiter) for two months. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky; and Saturn was conjunction and parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle.  

March 13: Europe is now the ‘epicenter’ of the global coronavirus pandemic; 138,00o people worldwide have been infected; countries are closing their borders and taking aggressive measures to save lives; and America, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic declare states of emergency. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

In retaliation against Iraq’s rocket attack on March 11 America carries out air strikes (Mars) targeting five storage facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah militants in Iran. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Iraq condemns the US air strikes saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences (Mars-Pluto) for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression (Mars) against the nation’s regular armed forces. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Oil prices (Neptune) post their worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis. The crude market collapses (Saturn) as Saudi Arabia and its allies flood the market with record levels of supply. Producers around the world steel themselves for an unexpected glut (Uranus) of oil (Neptune) in coming weeks. Progressed Saturn was conjunction and parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and Uranus was parallel Neptune in the Uranus cycle.

The worst storms (Saturn) in decades hit Egypt on March 12 and 13 with heavy rains and strong winds killing 21 people. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Mars was parallel Saturn in the Mars cycle.

March 14: The Covid-19 pandemic (Saturn) escalates (Mars); 153,025 people have been infected across the world; 5,788 have died; Iran has 1,365 new confirmed cases and 97 more deaths; it’s leaders have botched (Saturn) the country’s response to the virus; many countries introduce travel restrictions/bans (Jupiter-Pluto); everyone entering New Zealand from midnight Sunday must self-isolate (house 12) for 14 days; Spain goes under lockdown (Pluto); France sharply restricts (house 12) the movements of its citizens; Austria is making 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) immediately available to deal with the economic fallout from the pandemic; Switzerland is making 10 billion Swiss francs ($10.52 billion) available in immediate aid; Germany’s KfW state development bank (Jupiter) has roughly half a trillion euros (Jupiter) available to support its economy; the Indonesian government has prepared a 120-trillion-rupiah ($8.1 billion) stimulus package; and China’s central bank (Jupiter), for the second time this year, cuts (Saturn) the cash that banks must hold as reserves releasing 550 billion yuan ($79 billion) to help its coronavirus-hit economy. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky; Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was square Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

Three American troops (Mars) and several Iraqi forces are wounded in the second major rocket attack (Mars) in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

March 15: Italy, France and Spain record their highest one day death tolls from Covid-19; countries around the globe are taking drastic emergency measures (Mars-Pluto) imposing lockdowns, closures, bans and restrictions; and US airports (Neptune-house 9) are in chaos (Neptune). Mars was conjunction Pluto and Saturn in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

To help stem a rapidly disintegrating global economy the US Federal Reserve slashes (Pluto) rates (house 2) back to near zero, restarts bond buying (Jupiter-house 5) and joins with other central banks (Jupiter) to ensure liquidity. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in house 2 of America’s Jupiter-Pluto conjunction chart.

March 16: The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide climbs to 182, 268. Countries are taking drastic steps (Pluto) to curb the spread of the virus. Events and developments are moving fast (Mars). Daily life is suddenly disrupted (Uranus). Canada is closing its borders to all foreign travelers (Jupiter). Investor panic (Neptune-Saturn) causes an historic drop on share markets. The Dow Jones plunges 13%-3,000 points. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in the sky; progressed Mars was conjunction Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

Five people, including the shooter, are killed in a mass shooting (Mars-Pluto) in Springfield, Missouri. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was conjunction Pluto in the Mars cycle.

March 17: Coronavirus sweeps across the world; the death toll in Italy and Spain continues to soar; Italy will rush 10,000 student doctors (Mars) into service, scrapping their final exams, in an effort to help the struggling health service; Italy’s prime minister describes the situation there as a ‘socio-economic tsunami’; Spain announces a 200 billion euros ($220 billion) package (Jupiter) to help companies and protect workers; the world’s richest nations are unleashing trillions of dollars (Jupiter) to combat (Mars) the economic fallout; the European Union closes its borders (Pluto); Belgium goes into lockdown (Pluto); the virus (Mars) is now in all 50 US states; New York is the country’s epicenter; Donald Trump has a late conversion to reality; nations are closing their borders (Pluto); travelers (Jupiter) are stranded; Australian authorities raise travel restrictions to: ‘do not travel overseas’; airlines (Neptune) demand tax relief and other financial assistance (Jupiter) to avoid multiple bankruptcies (Saturn); Boeing calls for a $60 billion lifeline (Jupiter) for the US aerospace industry (Neptune) ; the Philippines stock exchange (Neptune) is closed indefinitely; South Africa quarantines the cruise liner MV AidAmira (Jupiter) off Cape Town; many ships (Jupiter) are stranded off the Chilean port of Punta Arenas; Saudi Arabia closes all mosques (Jupiter); Iran temporarily frees about 85,000 prisoners; courts and trials (Jupiter) are being suspended; several of India's mobile networks are playing a 30-second information alert about coronavirus before every phone call starts; and Goldman Sachs says that China’s economy will likely shrink 9% (Saturn) in the first quarter. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky; progressed Mars was parallel Saturn and conjunction Pluto in the Mars cycle; progressed Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was opposition Moon in the Sun cycle. 

China withdraws (Saturn) the press credentials of American journalists (Mercury) at the New York Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal (Mercury) intensifying a bitter fight (Mars) over the spread of coronavirus and press freedoms. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky (and the Mars cycle) and progressed Saturn was parallel Mercury in the Saturn cycle.

March 18: As the pace of infection escalates (Mars) frantic efforts are made to contain covid-19; the death toll in Italy jumps to 2,978; the border between Canada and the US is closed to non-essential travel; Ireland calls for retired medics (Mars) to return to work; millions of school children (house 5) are having their education disrupted; markets are gripped by fear (Saturn) and uncertainty (Neptune); US stocks (Neptune) plunge as repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic threaten to cripple economic activity; and a European Union document reveals that Russian media have deployed a ‘significant disinformation campaign’ (Pluto) against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus, generate panic and sow distrust. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky; and Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle.

March 19: The covid-19 pandemic is spreading at break-neck speed > Mars is conjunction Saturn in the sky > peak power date is March 31; daily life has been radically changed > Mars is parallel Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Uranus is semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle; the situation in Italy is devastating (Pluto) with 427 deaths reported > Mars is conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky;  the total number of covid cases worldwide (Saturn) is 245,000 but it’s going up by the minute; the spread of the virus in America accelerates (Mars); hospital ships (Jupiter) are being deployed to help; the military (Mars) in many countries are building make-shift hospitals (house 12); and governments and central banks are pumping billions of dollars (Jupiter) into their battered economies > Mars is conjunction Jupiter in the sky.

March 20: The worldwide death toll from coronavirus surges past 11,000; the world is going into lockdown (Pluto); covid-19 is causing sweeping life changes (Uranus); the curtain’s come down on the entertainment industry; theaters and plays have closed; hospitals have a shortage (Saturn) of beds; in Britain pubs (house 4) are closed and 65,000 former nurses and doctors (Mars) have been asked to return to work; China reports no new cases but imported cases rose to a record 228; more cruise ships (Jupiter) are hit by the virus; the economic damage mounts; Wall St does another deep-dive down 4.5%-913 points; commerce (Jupiter) is grinding to a halt; the world is speeding towards recession (Saturn); due to travel restrictions and social distancing the hospitality sector is in meltdown; (Trump’s hotels are empty;) car manufacturer Nissan (Mars-Uranus) suspends (Saturn) production at its major UK plant; too many countries are moving too slowly (Saturn) to contain the virus; and winter is on its way to the southern hemisphere; Saturn was conjunction Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

At least 24 Afghan security forces (Mars) are killed in an insider attack on their base in southern Afghanistan; India executes (Pluto) four men convicted of the 2012 Delhi gang rape (Mars-Pluto); and relations between America and China and America and Iran are deteriorating. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky and the Mars cycle.

March 21: The number of confirmed covid-19 cases worldwide tops 300,000; the death toll across Europe and Iran surges; America has 19,000 cases with 270 deaths; around the globe people are told to ‘keep your distance’; more countries go into lockdown; the world is shutting down; governments are providing the most ambitious fiscal stimulus packages ever; the British government announces it will pay a massive share of private sector wage bills to discourage bosses from firing staff; the container shipping industry has been blown off course jeopardizing trade (Jupiter); poor and disadvantaged countries are preparing for an onslaught; the demand for energy (oil/gas/petrol) plunges; and frightened people are panic-buying (Saturn). Saturn was conjunction Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles (Mars) into the sea. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

March 22: The number of covid-19 cases and deaths keeps rising; doctors and health care workers are dying from the virus; Italy’s health service is overwhelmed; Russia is sending help (Jupiter); Australia and Greece impose lockdowns (Pluto); New Delhi is in lockdown; a curfew is imposed in Saudi Arabia; non-essential domestic air-travel is being restricted; more African countries confirm their first cases; central banks ramp up efforts to ease a global dollar funding crunch; the US senate squabbles (Mars) over the country’s economic rescue package (Jupiter); the World Bank (Jupiter) is fast-tracking funds (Mars) to help Afghanistan and Ethiopia; there’s a shortage (Saturn) of masks, protective gear and testing kits; more ventilators need to be manufactured (Mars); populist leaders are out of their depth; vulnerable citizens in the UK are told to stay home for 12 weeks; the army (Mars) patrols the streets in Malaysia; Angela Merkyl is self-isolating; the Pope calls for world prayer (Jupiter) to stop the virus; panic-buying has unforeseen problems; and holy water is being swapped for hand sanitizer. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

A prison riot (Mars) in Columbia leaves 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake (Saturn) – the largest in 140 years – rocks Croatia’s capital Zagreb damaging buildings and care. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

March 23: The WHO says the covid-19 pandemic is accelerating; there are over 370,000 cases worldwide; there’s a glimmer of hope (Jupiter) in Italy with a small decrease in the number of new cases and deaths; South Africa imposes a 21-day lockdown (Pluto); Britons are told to stay at home; India halts all domestic flights; McDonald’s closes all its restaurants in the UK and Ireland; in America states and cities are desperate for help while Congress squabbles > Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky > in Australia around 800,000 people lost their jobs (Saturn-Pluto) instantly; livelihoods are being decimated; refugees in the war zones are at extreme risk; there are no coronavirus cases in Yemen; Cyprus is on lockdown; wars are on lockdown; thousands of tourists are stranded; Hungarians are buying guns; remote learning is replacing classroom teaching; the demand for oil has fallen off a cliff; and crude oil prices slump. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in the sky; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle. 

Elite hackers (Pluto) try to break into the World health Organization. Since around March 13 cyberattacks (Mars-Pluto) on the agency and its partners have soared as they battle to contain the coronavirus. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In an overnight attack (Mars) Islamist militants (Jupiter-Mars) seize the port town of Mocimboa da Praia in northern Mozambique after capturing the town’s military base (Mars). Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

Colorado abolishes the death penalty (Mars-Pluto) and commutes (Jupiter) sentences of death row inmates. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

March 24: India goes into lockdown (Pluto); health researchers had warned that more than a million people could be infected with the coronavirus by mid-May; how do you lockdown 1.3bn people?; Libya, Myanmar and Loas confirm their first cases; Congo closes its borders; Colombia goes into a mandatory 19-day national quarantine; New York and Washington State are declared major disasters (Mars); the number of infections in New York is doubling every three days; the number of cases in Italy is probably 10 times higher than the official tally; Britain calls for 250,000 volunteers for the health service; in Spain 14% of the nearly 49,000 infections are among health workers; the death toll in France passes 1,000; health systems are under severe pressure; Britain’s economy is shrinking (Saturn) at a record pace; the Tokyo Olympics are postponed to 2021; and amid a row (Mars) over who caused the initial outbreak China is sending medical supplies and protective equipment to dozens of countries. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in the sky.

N’Boko Haram militants (Mars) kill nearly 100 Chadian soldiers (Mars) and wound dozens more in what President Idriss Deby describes as the deadliest attack ever on the country’s military. Mars was conjunction Pluto and Saturn in the sky.

More than 60 people are found dead (Pluto) and 14 alive inside a cargo container in Mozambique’s Tete Province. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

March 25: The coronavirus case count – 50,000 in the past 24 hours – increases as the Mars-Saturn energy-event in the sky moves closer to peak power on March 31; there are 430,000 confirmed cases worldwide; Spain’s virus death toll overtakes China’s; in Italy it rises to 7,503; in America there have been at least 947 covid-19 related deaths; Palestine reports its first death; the number of cases in Pakistan tops 1,000; countries continue to tighten anti-virus curfews; Uganda bans all new arrivals; New Zealand declares a state of emergency; Nigeria prepares for mass burials; soldiers (Mars) are tasked with enforcing coronavirus lockdowns (Pluto); Turkey arrests 410 people for ‘provocative’ posts on social media about the coronavirus outbreak; there’s a high number cases in the military (Mars); small business owners are having their incomes vanish overnight; parliaments and churches close down; thousands of travelers are desperate to get home; there’s a wave of prisoner releases; one coronavirus carrier leaves a trail of infection; there’s a global shortage of tests kits – and coffins; Prince Charles tests positive to covid-19; Britain calls on its citizens to help pick fruits and vegetables to ensure the nation’s food supply; and Donald Trump’s vast intelligence is guiding America through the greatest public-health emergency in one hundred years. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in the sky.

Gunmen and suicide bombers (Mars-Pluto) raid a Sikh religious complex (Jupiter) in the Afghan capital of Kabul killing 25 people before security forces (Mars-Saturn) killed all of the attackers. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

Turkey indicts 20 Saudis for the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

March 26: Economies crumble as the coronavirus wrecks havoc; it has now spread to 175 countries and claimed more than 23,000 lives; there are more than 510,00 cases worldwide; America is top of the leader board; Switzerland has over 10,000 cases; the death toll in New York jumps to over 1,000; in Britain it jumps to 578; in Turkey it jumps to 75; diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity are underlying health issues; Afghanistan will release 10,000 prisoners to slow the spread of the virus; armies are deployed to fight in the covid war; separatist rebels in Cameroon declare a cease-fire so people can be tested for covid-19; two-week lockdowns are being extended; in the last week 3.3 million Americans seek jobless benefits; the food queues are getting longer; the homeless can’t stay at home; Germany helps Italy by taking in at least 47 coronavirus patients; Brazil’s Maracana sports complex in Rio de Janeiro will become a temporary hospital; food supply chains are being disrupted; crops are ready to harvest but there are no pickers; the US Senate backs a $2 trillion (Jupiter) bill to help unemployed workers and small businesses; India announces a $22bn (Jupiter) handout for the country’s poor; the leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledge to inject $5 trillion (Jupiter) in fiscal spending into the global economy and ‘do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic’; the virus exposes extreme financial inequalities; money pours in to find a coronavirus vaccine; and the world gives the medical heroes a standing ovation. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in the sky; and progressed Neptune was inconjunct Jupiter and square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to 51 charges of murder (Mars-Pluto) in the New Zealand Christchurch mosques attacks. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The US charges Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, with ‘narco-terrorism’ (Pluto) and offers a $15m reward (Jupiter) for information leading to his arrest. Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

In the third round of sanctions in the last two weeks the United States blacklists (Pluto) five Iran- and Iraq-based companies and 15 individuals for supporting terrorist groups (Pluto). Mars was conjunction Pluto and Saturn in the sky.

March 27: The casualties of the coronavirus-war keep mounting; the world is in lockdown but the curve keeps rising; the number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops half a million; America has 100,000 cases; Italy records 900 deaths;  Britain records 185; Boris Johnson tests positive; a superspreader in India infects hundreds of people; in Iran, 300 people die and 1,000 are ill after drinking methanol to save themselves from covid-19; the economic cost is staggering; Italy and Spain are stricken and shattered countries; 80 countries apply for emergency funding; thousands of Ukrainians are at the Polish border trying to get home; China bars foreign visitors; Singapore threatens a 6-month prison sentence and fines for people who violate social distancing laws; there’s a shortage of protective gear; industry is making more ventilators; Virgin Atlantic seeks a bailout; the oil price tumbles; Wall Street continues to go up and down; the Pope prayers for divine intervention; facts are being suppressed; coronavirus infects US-China relations; Lower-Pluto reckons money is more important than human life; soap is a coronavirus killer; and humanity is desperate for some good news. Mars was conjunction Pluto and Saturn in the sky; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Jupiter in the Mars cycle.

March 28: 615,000 people are now infected by covid-19 and 28,316 have died; the pandemic across Europe gets worse; in Italy the  death toll surges past 10,000 and retired doctors (Mars) are returning to work; Spain announces stricter lockdown measures (Pluto); the European Union squabbles (Mars) over how best to cushion the economic hit of the covid pandemic; the economic pain (Saturn) is horrendous; the US death toll hits 2,000; the spread of the coronavirus in US jails and prisons (house 12) accelerates; Russia is closing its borders; India needs at least 38 million masks to fight covid-19 and is turning railway coaches into isolation wards; Turkey halts all inter-city trains (house 3) as coronavirus cases surge; Saudi Arabia extends the suspension of international passenger flights (Neptune-house 9) indefinitely; Australia toughens social distancing rules; Germany has a high number of cases but a low death toll; China sends medical experts (Mars) to Pakistan; ships (Jupiter) are coronavirus hot-spots; one case in a refugee camp would spell hell on Earth; and investors (Neptune) are rushing to cash and off bonds faster than Usain Bolt (Mars). Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in the sky; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

March 29: Saturn’s perfect storm rages out of control; the number of covid-19 cases climbs to 680,000 with 31,812 deaths; it’s now in 203 countries with 122 reporting fatalities; Spain toughens restrictions as the coronavirus death toll surges; Bolivia and Uruguay confirm their first deaths; Syria reports its first case as fears (Saturn) of a major outbreak grow; China reports 31 new cases; Japan expands its ban on foreign travelers to include America, China, South Korea and most of Europe; Australia curbs gatherings and locks down travelers; there’s a spike in domestic violence; and wildfires plus coronavirus equal economic catastrophe. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in the sky.

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles (Mars) into the sea. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

A medical evacuation plane (Neptune) explodes (Mars) during take-off in the Philippine capital killing all eight passengers and crew. Progressed Mars was semisquare Neptune in the Mars cycle.

March 30: As the Mars-Saturn in-sky conjunction approaches peak power the coronavirus pandemic accelerates; the number of covid-cases rises by the minute but the count today is 777,286 with 37,140 deaths; the death toll in America climbs to 3,000; more states and cities issue stay at home orders (Pluto); in New York the queues of people waiting to be tested for covid-19 are getting longer; the health crisis there started with one infected carrier; the number of cases in New Orleans surges; in Italy the virus is heading south; megacity Lagos is preparing to go into lockdown; hospital admissions in the UK accelerate by 1,000 a day; Turkey is set to become the next epicenter; the Ahoy concert hall in Rotterdam is being turned into an emergency hospital; police in India fire tear gas at jobless workers defying the coronavirus lockdown; Jair Bolsonaro and Emperor Nero have a lot in common; some community leaders are displaying staggering levels of ignorance; signs that the epidemic is slowing in some regions are false; the idea of easing lockdowns is very dangerous; Angela Merkyl tests negative and is working from home; USA Rugby files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Saturn); the true situation in China, Russia and North Korea is difficult to assess (so don’t believe the reports coming out of these countries); and Taiwan has successful stemmed the spread of coronavirus without resorting to draconian measures. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

In Singapore a bid to overturn a law that criminalizes (Pluto) gay sex (Mars) is dismissed by the high court Jupiter). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto and Mars was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.

The oil price (Neptune) keeps on falling (Saturn). Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

March 31: Coronavirus has spread across the world; the covid-war is being fought in 206 countries and territories; 820,000 people have been infected – over 40,000 have died; progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars conjunction Saturn in the sky is at peak power; Antonio Guterres warns that the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout will contribute to ‘enhanced instability (Moon), enhanced unrest (Uranus) and enhanced conflict (Mars)’; many countries are extending lockdowns till the end of April; each country has an epicenter- cluster of cases; in Canada it’s Quebec; Russia imposes tough penalties for violating lockdown rules; Sierra Leone and Burundi report their first cases; medical equipment is running low in many countries; refugees living in migrant camps can’t wash their hands; the coronavirus is spreading fast in US jails (house 12); a coronavirus ship (Jupiter) is heading towards Florida; there’s a coronavirus outbreak on board the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (Jupiter) – the captain calls for urgent help; in Rio de Janeiro trash collectors who make a living scavenging bottles and cans struggle to survive as the city shuts down; Facebook and Twitter (Neptune) are deleting posts from world leaders (Sun) who spread misinformation (Pluto) about covid-19; in Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban makes a power grab; in the Netherlands a 101 year old woman recovers from covid-19; parliamentary elections are being postponed; and is it possible to trace exposures, of exposures, of exposures?

Eighteen firefighters (Mars) and their guide die battling a forest fire (Mars) in China’s Sichuan province. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and Mars was sextile Mars in the Mars cycle.


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