Major world events April 2020

April 1: Each country is fighting a covid-war – some more successfully than others; the worldwide death toll rises to 47,245; there are 936,045 confirmed cases; in America the epidemic is accelerating fast; the death toll surges past 4,000; in Britain it rises to 2,352; more countries and states issue stay at home orders; the cruise-ship industry is in dire straits and looks like becoming a victim of covid-19; there’s mounting evidence that church services (Jupiter) and prayer meetings (Jupiter) led to coronavirus clusters and scores of deaths; China starts reporting asymptomatic cases of coronavirus and the numbers start to rise; more prisoners are being released; 19,517 people are arrested in the Dominican Republic for breaking curfew; in America the security for Dr. Anthony Fucci is significantly increased following death threats; and Wimbledon is scrapped. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Due to the coronavirus the demand for oil (Neptune) slumps (Saturn) and the price of gasoline plunges; and Whiting Petroleum Corporation (Neptune) declares bankruptcy (Saturn). Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

April 2: The number of worldwide coronavirus cases tops one million with over 52,000 deaths; the death toll in Belgium passes 1,000; in Iran it tops 3,100; Spain records its deadliest day with 950 deaths; its total death toll surpasses 10,000; the pandemic (Saturn) explodes across America; India and Indonesia are sitting on coronavirus time bombs; India’s economy is about to be smashed; countries are fighting to get medical equipment and face masks and some are underreporting their number of cases; states of emergency are being extended; the jobless queues grow; Taiwan donates (Jupiter) 10 million face masks to countries hardest hit by covid-19; the World Bank (Jupiter) approves an initial $1.9 billion in emergency funding for coronavirus response operations in 25 countries; and Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu are virus free. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 3: The coronavirus case count rises to 1,095,917, but that’s probably under the real figure; America records 30,000 cases in 24 hours and the death toll there climbs to over 7,000; Spain is overwhelmed; the numbers of cases in Japan surges; there have been no coronavirus deaths in Vietnam; countries are racing against time; Russia is preparing for a worst case scenario (Saturn); Istanbul isn’t in lockdown; police and soldiers (Mars) enforce Thailand’s nationwide coronavirus curfew; religious leaders pray for the end of the coronavirus pandemic (Saturn); worshippers (Jupiter) in Pakistan clash with police (Mars) trying to enforce curbs on gatherings; countries are fighting over face masks; America stirs dissent (Mars) by outbidding or blocking shipments to buyers who have already signed deals for vital medical supplies; countries have conflicting views on the wearing of face masks; fashion designers are turning their talents to making coveralls and face masks; the Swiss government doubles the size of its coronavirus emergency loan scheme (Neptune) to $41 billion; 250,000 European Union citizens are trying to get home; the World Bank (Jupiter) releases US$150 million to support the Dominican Republic’s efforts to contain covid-19; and the United Nations food agency (Pluto) negotiates a humanitarian corridor to keep food aid flowing in southern Africa after many countries shut their borders to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky; progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The head of the International Monetary Fund (Jupiter) says the covid-19 pandemic (Saturn) has brought the global economy to a standstill and plunged the world into a recession (Saturn) that will be ‘way worse’ than the global financial crisis a decade ago. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

The number of murders (Mars) in Mexico spiked in March 2020.

April 4: In Italy the number of deaths from covid-19 falls; in France, Turkey and New York it rises; a fall in the number of infections is a sign of hope; in Germany the number of infections rises; more than 3,000 people are infected with coronavirus in sub-Sahara Africa so the world’s poorest countries are closing their borders; and in Australia police (Mars) conduct the biggest peace time maritime (Jupiter) operations refueling foreign cruise ships (Jupiter) before expelling them (Pluto) from local waters. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

As Russia goes into lockdown city officials in Moscow are using a giant network of tens of thousands of cameras installed with facial recognition software to keep track of residents (Pluto). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In Mexico’s Chihuahua state a shootout (Mars) between rival cartel gangs (Pluto) kills at least 19 people. Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

April 5: Covid-19 has claimed over 64,000 lives; in the UK the death toll rises by 621 to 4,934; in New York it jumps to 4,159; in Turkey it reaches 574 with 27,069 cases; in Spain the rate of new infections and deaths slows; Ethiopia reports its first covid death; South Sudan reports its first case; in Albania the number of new cases surges; China reports 39 new cases; in Ecuador the morgues (house 8) are full; Greece quarantines a second migrant facility on its mainland; Malta puts 1,000 African migrants under mandatory quarantine (Pluto-house 12); Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers; covid-19 has put about 20 million jobs at risk in Africa; spring weather in Britain has citizens flouting stay at home rules; Boris Johnson is hospitalized; its Palm Sunday and some churches (Jupiter) hold large services; and sports commentators have nothing to report. Mars was conjunction Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Saudi Arabia and Russia are feuding (Mars) over who caused the price of oil (Neptune) to crash (Saturn. Progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

In Yelatma, Russia five people are shot (Mars) and killed by a disgruntled man for ‘talking too loudly’. Mars was square Uranus and conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 6: The fatality rate from coronavirus accelerates in France with 833 more deaths; the total number reaches 8.911; in America the number of deaths surges past 10,000; in Spain the death pace slows; Egypt reports 149 new cases; China reports a rise in asymptomatic cases; Colombia extends its coronavirus quarantine; Philippines extends its lockdown; Kenya halts movement in its worst hit areas; Morocco makes the wearing of face masks compulsory; Boris Johnson is in intensive care; Angela Merkyl calls for EU solidarity as the bloc prepares for a post covid recovery; and Easter is cancelled. Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

In Ukraine radiation levels (Uranus) in the Chernobyl exclusion zone spike 17 times over the normal background reading as forest fires (Mars) that started on Saturday blaze about 12 miles into the Chernobyl disaster area. Mars was square Uranus in the sky.

With winds as high as 235 kilometers an hour (146 mph) cyclone Harold (Saturn) slams into Sana province, Vanuatu, ripping off roofs and downing telecommunications.  Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

Unidentified gunmen (Mars) kill 25 soldiers (Mars) and wound six others in an attack (Mars) in the Gao region of northern Mali. Mars was parallel Saturn and square Uranus in the sky.

The Trump administration designates the white supremacist group (Pluto) Russian Imperial Movement a terrorist organization (Pluto). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto and Mars was square Uranus in the sky.

April 7: The number of confirmed coronavirus infections exceeds 1.38 million globally and the death toll passes 81,400; in France the death toll passes 10,000; in America the total number of infections rises to 374,329, with the death toll reaching 12,064; COVID-19 is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the US population at large: in Spain the death toll fell for 5 days and then it rose; in Germany total infections rose by 4,003 to 103,228; Japan declares a state of emergency; most Middle Eastern countries are seeing daily increases in coronavirus cases; in Switzerland thousands of soldiers (Mars) are sent to support health workers;  the Honduran central bank (Jupiter) announces monetary policy measures that will inject $465.5 million into the financial system; in Britain hiring activity comes to a halt; and in New Zealand business confidence falls sharply. Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky. 

George Pell (Jupiter) wins his appeal in the High Court of Australia (Jupiter) against child sexual abuse convictions (Pluto) and is released from prison; and former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa is found guilty of corruption charges (Pluto) and sentenced to eight years in prison. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

April 8: America and Britain record their highest number of coronavirus deaths in a single day; the total number of confirmed covid-cases in America exceeds 395,011; in Italy the death toll falls but the number of new cases rises; the number of reported cases in Tokyo surges; this could signal the start of a second wave; the number of cases across Africa accelerates; Somalia registers its first death; Ethiopia and Liberia declare states of emergency; in Mexico 20 doctors (Mars) test positive for covid-19; the Gaza Strip has run out of coronavirus test kits; a deep recession (Saturn) is looming across the EU; covid-19 exposes deep divisions (Pluto) across Europe; EU talks on how to help southern European countries tackle the covid-crisis stall; the Australian government passes a $130 billion (Jupiter) Job Keeper Scheme (Neptune); world trade (Jupiter) is set to plunge; the commercial fishing industry (Neptune) is in free fall as restaurants (house 6) close; oil (Neptune) and other markets surge as investors hope (Jupiter) the pandemic is reaching its peak; they’re also sweating on more government stimulus packages (Jupiter); coronavirus is changing religious festivals (Jupiter); astro-data warns against relaxing restrictive measures that control the spread of covid-19; and the virus is here to stay – that’s why we need a vaccine. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Neptune was square Saturn and Mars in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was parallel Saturn and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis halts (Saturn) military operations (Mars) nationwide in support of UN efforts to end a five-year war that has killed over 100,000 people and spread hunger and disease (Saturn). Mars was parallel Saturn in the sky.

April 9: The confirmed number of coronavirus cases worldwide surpasses 1.5 million; infections are reported in 212 countries and territories; around 91,700 people have died from the virus; more than 450,000 Americans have tested positive; New York has recorded over 7,000 deaths; covid-19 continues to surge in Indonesia; Bangladesh locks down a million people in Rohingya refugee camps; prisoners in Ecuador are manufacturing coffins; and in March one million jobs were lost in Canada. Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

The oil industry (Neptune) is in crisis; oil prices tank; small producers are going bankrupt (Saturn); Occidental Petroleum asks the US administration for federal assistance for the US oil industry; it can’t make money at $30 oil; and OPEC producers and allies agree to cut output (Saturn) by more than a fifth to counter the slump (Saturn) in demand caused by coronavirus lockdowns. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

The International Monetary Fund forecasts the worst economic crisis (Saturn) since the 1930s depression; 81% of the world’s workforce of 3.3 billion people have had their place of work fully or partially closed because of the covid-19 outbreak. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

After hitting Fiji on Wednesday cyclone Harold (Saturn) slams into Tonga. Progressed Mars was conjunction and parallel Saturn in the sky.

April 10: Coronavirus case-numbers top 1.6 million and the death toll hits 100,000; there were almost 7,3000 deaths globally on April 9; it took 83 days for the first 50,000 deaths the be reached and 8 days for the toll to reach 100,000; North America accounts for more than 30% of cases; countries with older populations have been disproportionately affected; the death toll in France jumps by 987; Britain records 980 deaths; in Turkey the death toll tops 1,000; in Brazil the case-numbers and fatalities surge; the peak there is still 3 weeks away; Yemen confirms its first case; Morocco has started making its own ventilators; India ramps up testing; the WHO warns against the premature lifting of restrictions; the EU agrees to a €500Bn rescue package; and Easter services are streamed live. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo reports the first case of Ebola (Mars) since February. The outbreak (Saturn) has killed more than 2,200 since August 2018. Mars was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

April 11: The death toll from coronavirus America is 20,071; in France it rises to 13,832; in Britain it nears 10,000; in Germany the confirmed number of cases and deaths keeps rising; the number of new cases in China goes up; Guatemala has to total of 153 cases; in Spain the death rate slows; in Brazil the death toll reaches 1,068; Sudan needs $120 million urgently to fight covid-19; hospitals in Moscow are coming under strain; with the end of Ramadan Indonesia is sitting on a coronavirus time-bomb; Britain pledges 200 million pounds (Jupiter) to the World health Organization to help slow the spread of covid-19 in vulnerable countries; in an emergency sitting in the House of Commons the Canadian government and opposition legislators approved a wage subsidy worth C$73 billion (Jupiter) to support the ravaged economy; and Easter is observed online. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In Ukraine forest fires (Mars) are still blazing inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was square mars in the Sun cycle.

April 12: More than 1.7 million people have been infected by covid-19 globally and 108,252 have died; the death toll in Britain rises to 10,612; the number of deaths in America passes 21,000; Iran’s death toll rises to 4,474; in China the infection count is rising; in Italy the nationwide lockdown is extended until May 3; India has over 100,000 beds ready to cater to a potential surge in patient numbers; in America Congress is still squabbling; Pope Francis (Jupiter) calls for global solidarity (Pluto) in fighting the pandemic and its economic fallout; and India and other South Asian countries are likely to record their worst growth performance in four decades this year due to the pandemic. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

OPEC producers and allies including Russia (Neptune) agree a record oil deal that will slash global output (Saturn) by about 10% after a slump in demand (Saturn) caused by coronavirus lockdowns. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

India and Pakistan exchange artillery fire (Mars) in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Progressed Mars was semisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was square Mars in the Sun cycle.

The Southeastern United States is hit by a tornado outbreak (Saturn) with Mississippi declaring a tornado emergency. At least 30 people have been killed. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

April 13: France extends it covid-19 lockdown to May 11 as the death toll nears 15,000; in Britain the number of deaths climbs to 11,329; all 50 US states have recorded a death from coronavirus; the US Navy confirms that over 500 sailors on board the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive to covid-19 and one has died; the numbers in Mexico keep on rising; grave diggers are being kept busy; Turkey is releasing thousands of prisoners; thousands of shops are reopening across Austria; India and Pakistan plan to partially reopen their economies; and Brazil moves to protect (Saturn) indigenous tribes from coronavirus. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

UN Health Agencies warn that more than 117 million children could miss out on immunization against measles as the COVID-19 pandemic forces social distancing and piles pressure on health services.

Despite calls for a pandemic cease-fire the fighting (Mars) escalates in Libya. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

The wildfires (Mars) in Ukraine are moving closer to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Pluto). Progressed Mars was parallel progressed Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Mars was semisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle.

Fiji declares a natural disaster (Saturn) in areas affected by cyclone Harold. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

April 14: More than 1.92 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 120,670 have died; US deaths double in one week to over 25,400; in France the rate of cases and fatalities is re-accelerating; Iran’s death toll is approaching 4,700; China is battling to contain imported cases of covid-19; the number of cases in Malaysia rises; for the first time in a month Taiwan reports no new cases; Canada and Uganda extends their lockdowns; Sudan imposes a 3 week lockdown in Khartoum; medical supplies from the World Health Organization land in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for distribution in Africa; major international creditors agree to suspend debt payments owed by the world’s poorest countries; in Russia Moscow’s lockdown permit system fuels surveillance fears; and Donald Trump instructs his administration to halt funding to the WHO. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

A second wave of desert locusts threatens east Africa with estimates that it will be 20 times worse than the previous plague (Saturn) two months ago. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

The wildfires (Mars) in Ukraine have been extinguished.

April 15: The global covid-19 case count surpasses 2 million and more than 131,000 have died; in America the death toll rises to 30,800 with 635,000 reported cases; in France it rises to 17,167 with a total of 133,470 reported cases; 688 sailors on board the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle have tested positive to covid-19; the virus outbreak in Britain is probably peaking; Northern Ireland will keep coronavirus restrictions in place for another three weeks; Belgium extends its lockdown to May 3; Portugal’s virus curve has flattened; Japan urges its citizens to stay home, as media reports warn that as many as 400,000 could die without urgent action; economies in the Middle East and Central Asia region are set to contract big time; Iran’s president says the outbreak had not hit the farm sector and citizens did not need to worry about food supplies; Canada’s economy shrank a record 9% in March from February; US electricity demand last week plunged to a near 17-year low as government travel and work restrictions shut down business; and state sponsored media outlets are working overtime spreading covid-10 propaganda (Pluto). Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

Eleven vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) come dangerously close (Mars) to US Navy and Coast Guard ships in the Gulf. The US calls the moves ‘dangerous and provocative’ (Mars). Progressed Mars was sextile Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle.

April 16: The global covid-19 case count climbs to 2.07 million; 138,400 people have died; the number of cases in Europe nears a million; Spain’s death toll exceeds 19,000 but it’s likely to be an undercount; Austria will test every retirement home resident; the Swiss government will start easing restrictions from April 27; new local cases are occurring in China; China denies claims that the coronavirus was made in a lab; Japan extends its state of emergency; Indonesia expects its number of covid cases to peak between May and June with around 95,000 infections; the death count in Iran is way under the real figure; South Africa will allow mines (Saturn) to operate at 50% capacity during the nation’s lockdown; Mexico’s health experts recommend extending the current lockdown measures until May 30; Haiti plans to reopen its key textile industry this week; in Brazil a two month-old baby tests positive to coronavirus; Russia is set to spend more than 2 trillion roubles ($26.96 billion) on its anti-crisis programme; and the Philippine central bank (Jupiter) cuts its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year, bringing it to a record low of 2.75%. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is April 26; and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

April 17: The number of deaths worldwide linked to the novel coronavirus reaches 150,000; the death toll in France nears 19,000; China revises its death count up to 4,632; Canada’s death toll hits 1,250; Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 3,609 to 137,439; Mexico reports 578 new cases and 60 new deaths; Ecuador’s official death toll is 403, but new figures from one province suggest thousands have died; Japan expands its testing as the number of infections rises; UN officials say that the pandemic will kill at least 300,000 people in Africa and push nearly 30 million into poverty; Britons are warned not to use unapproved coronavirus tests; and China’s economy contracts by 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was square Saturn in the Sun cycle.

In Britain 99-year-old war veteran, Capt Tom Mooney, (Mars) walks around his garden 100 times and raises more than £20m (Jupiter) for the National Health Service. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Venus in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars was sextile Jupiter in the Mars cycle. 

April 18: The covid case and death counts keep rising; 154,613 people have died from coronavirus; the US death toll tops 35,400; Spain’s death toll surpasses 20,000; Italy records another 575 deaths; in Russia the number of covid cases jumps and the death toll rises to 313; Singapore’s health ministry confirms 942 more cases; Japan expands covid testing with drive-through facilities; Indian defense officials report a coronavirus outbreak at a key naval base in the western city of Mumbai; in Britain supplies of protective gowns and masks are running low; and African leaders, the IMF and the World Bank appeal for rapid international action to help African countries respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

April 19: The star studded One World: Together At Home special concert streams live in support of frontline workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak. Venus antidotes the gloom and despair of Saturn with songs and musical entertainment. Progressed Jupiter was parallel Venus in the Jupiter cycle.

A killing spree by a gunman in Nova Scotia, Canada leaves at least 23 people dead. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was semisextile Neptune in the Mars cycle.

April 20: Countries around the globe tell different covid-19 stories; America has over 42,000 deaths – New Zealand has 12; New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who took extreme measures to contain the virus says her country has ‘done what few countries have been able to do’ and contained the community spread of covid-19 > in New Zealand’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart Saturn and Pluto are in house 1; Germany has contained the spread of the virus far better than her neighbors; the WHO reports a total of 2,314,621 covid cases and 157,847 deaths; Spain has over 200,000 cases, but the infection rate is falling; the death toll in Turkey rises to 2,140 > a four-day lockdown begins there on Thursday; the number of cases in Ecuador tops 10,000; in Russia the number surpasses 47,000; South Korea reports 8 new cases – the lowest number in 2 months; the coronavirus is ravaging the economy of Chile, the world’s top copper producer; across Latin America the poor claim that covid-19 was introduced to the region by rich people who travelled abroad; state governors in America are squabbling with Donald Trump; and Iran takes a risk and opens shopping malls and bazaars.

For the first time in history the price of oil (Neptune) turns negative (Saturn). It means that oil producers are paying buyers to take the commodity of their hands. A coronavirus-induced supply glut is the problem. With billions of people around the globe staying at home the demand for oil dried up (Saturn). Hundreds of millions of barrels of oil is gushing into storage facilities worldwide. Traders have hired vessels just to anchor them and fill them with the excess oil. A record 160 million barrels is sitting in tankers around the world. Prices have been under pressure for weeks with the coronavirus outbreak hammering demand while Saudi Arabia and Russia fought a price war and pumped more oil. No one knows what the consequences will be, but it appears that the oil countries are in big trouble. In response to the oil price crash the Dow Jones tumbles 592 points or 2.4%.Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was semisextile Neptune in the Mars cycle. Progressed Neptune will again form a square aspect with Saturn on August 29, 2020 and February 20, 2021.

April 21: There’s over 2.5 million reported cases of the coronavirus globally and 172, 927 have died; according to data that includes deaths in the community the true extent of the death toll in Britain is more than 40% higher than the daily figures from the government indicated by April 10; the infection rate in Spain is slowing; Russia reports 5,642 new cases and 51 more deaths; Mexico enters what the government calls the most serious – Phase 3 – of the coronavirus; Indonesia bans the mass exodus tradition, locally known as ‘mudik’, at the end of the Muslim fasting month in May; Missouri sues the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus; studies show that Black and Hispanic families in the US are taking the biggest income hit due to the coronavirus pandemic; global stock markets fall as oil prices continue to slide; the WHO says that all available evidence suggests the novel coronavirus originated in bats in China late last year and it was not manipulated or constructed in a laboratory; and according to the UN’s World Food Programme the number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Australia’s troubled second airline, Virgin Australia, enters voluntary administration.  Its cash flow collapsed (Saturn) because of tough coronavirus travel restrictions and it’s saddled with around $5 billion debt. It’s Australia’s first big corporate casualty (Neptune) of the coronavirus pandemic. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

In Afghanistan dozens of people are killed in clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban militants. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Mars in the Mars cycle.

April 22: The number of reported deaths from coronavirus rises to 178, 574; confirmed infections in Poland surpass 10,000; Mexico registers another 700 confirmed cases; more than 30 crew members on an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture test positive for coronavirus; sixty-eight people, mostly staff, have come down with the coronavirus at a prison in the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate; Ukraine extends strong quarantine measures till May 11; Peru’s hospitals are struggling with a rapid rise in infections, with bodies being kept in hallways, masks repeatedly reused, and protests (Uranus) by medical workers concerned for their own safety; Boris Johnson faces a call for an inquiry into his government’s handling of the crisis after failing to fully explain partial death data, limited testing or the lack of equipment for hospitals; India suspends antibody tests because of concerns over  reliability; and Germany approves live human testing (Uranus) of a potential vaccine developed by German biotech company BioNTech. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Iran launches its first military satellite (Mars-Pluto) into orbit, triggering protests (Uranus) from the United States and stoking already high tensions over Tehran’s nuclear and missile programs (Pluto). Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle.

Four Australian police officers (Mars) attending a speeding incident are killed when a lorry ploughs into them. The driver of the speeding car tests positive for drugs (Neptune). Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Mars in the Mars cycle. 

Air Mauritius (Neptune) enters voluntary administration; and oil markets (Neptune) go on another rollercoaster ride. Progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

A possible drop in emissions (Saturn) due to the coronavirus pandemic won’t be enough to stop climate change (Saturn), according to the World Meteorological Organization. It urges governments to integrate climate action into their covid-19 economic recovery plans (Saturn). Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

The collapse in China’s economic activity (Saturn) fans calls for the government to hasten the rollout of fiscal stimulus (Jupiter), as ballooning unemployment (Saturn) threatens social stability. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky; and Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle. 

April 23: The coronavirus death count in America passes 50,000; Peru’s number of reported cases tops 20,000; Spain’s daily increase in fatalities steadies; South Asia’s infections cross 37,000, with more than half in India; Indonesia will temporarily ban domestic air and sea travel; Malaysia will extend travel and other curbs to May 12; Taiwan is considering a broad lockdown due to a sharp increase in covid-cases in the navy; Egypt will keep a night-time curfew for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan to combat the spread of coronavirus spread; lockdowns have taken a heavy toll on the world’s service industry; a record 26 million Americans sought unemployment benefits over the last five weeks; Japan’s economy is in ruins: South Korea’s government agrees to provide cash handouts (Jupiter) to every household; and around $1 trillion of debt (Saturn) owed by developing countries would be cancelled (Jupiter) under a global deal proposed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental coronavirus drug (Neptune) failed (Saturn) its first randomized clinical trial. There had been widespread hope (Jupiter) that remdesivir could treat covid-19. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

April 24: The number of coronavirus cases tops 2.73 million globally; close to 20,000 people have died in hospitals in the United Kingdom after testing positive for the coronavirus; according to a scientific study the first infections in Italy date back to January 2020; schools and kindergartens would remain closed in Poland until May 24; thousands of people in overcrowded quarantine centres in government buildings across India are complaining about poor food and sanitation and lack of social distancing; the holy month of Ramadan begins with Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem largely empty; Lebanon extends a lockdown until May 10; gross domestic product in the US is likely to contract by 12% in the second quarter of 2020 with the federal deficit growing to $3.7 trillion; the European Union is heading towards a 5%-10% economic contraction in 2020; and Russia’s central bank cut its benchmark rate as the economy faces a plunge in oil prices and fallout from the covid-19 outbreak. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

World leaders pledge to accelerate (Mars) work on tests, drugs (Neptune) and vaccines against COVID-19 and to share them around the globe, but the United States did not take part in the launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) initiative. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

In a bizarre moment (Uranus) Donald Trump hits his nutty button and displays symptoms of galloping stupidity when he suggests that scientists should investigate if drinking or injecting disinfectant is a way to cure covid-19. Horrified medical professionals labelled the idea ‘ridiculous’ and warned the public of the potentially lethal dangers of injecting disinfectant. Progressed Sun was conjunction Uranus in the Sun cycle.

April 25: There are more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of covid-19 and the death count surpasses 200,000. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

Separatists in southern Yemen declare autonomous self-rule (Uranus), breaking a peace deal signed in November with the internationally recognised government. The Saudi-backed Yemeni government warned of ‘dangerous and catastrophic consequences’ (Mars). Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was conjunction Uranus in the Sun cycle.

April 26: The global death count from coronavirus reaches 201,833; in France the death toll rises to 22,856; in Turkey 2,805 people have died from the virus; Mexico’s death count reaches 1,351; South Korea’s large churches reopen with worshippers keeping their distance and wearing face masks; India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeals to citizens to strictly comply with a nationwide lockdown and maintain social distancing norms; Saudi Arabia eases curfews across the country, but not in Mecca; Israel permits some businesses to reopen and is considering allowing children back to school; South Africa is seeking 95 billion rand ($4.99 billion) from multilateral lenders to help it fight the COVID-19 pandemic; and the Greek economy is expected to shrink by 5-10% this year. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

April 27: The global count of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 3 million; the death toll stands at 205,000; almost one in seven of the reported cases has been fatal; Italy, France and Spain record a drop in daily case numbers over recent weeks; America reports an average of more than 30,000 new cases a day in the past week; New Zealand has stopped community transmission of covid-19 effectively eliminating the virus for now; case numbers are rising in Japan and Singapore despite earlier successful efforts to slow the spread; South Korea is reporting around 10 cases a day, down from a peak of over 1,000 in February; case numbers continue to rise faster than the global average in Latin America and Africa; over 40% of Africa’s 32,600 cases are in the north; Morocco, Egypt and Algeria are reporting serious outbreaks; and Italy says it will permit some factories to reopen on May 4 as part of a staggered reopening. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

As the demand for crude dries up oil prices slide by 24%. Global oil storage is inching closer to reaching full capacity with the problem being exacerbated by covid-19 lockdowns being extended across the world. According to Goldman Sachs, global oil storage could be completely full within the next three weeks and another dramatic crash could follow. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle. Mars is conjunction Neptune in the sky on June 13.

April 28: America has over 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases; Italy has over 200,000; Germany has 156,337; Britain has 129,859; Russia has 93,558; the Netherlands has 38,416; in India it’s nearing 30,000; Malaysia has 5,851 covid-cases; the death toll in France rises to 23,660; in Britain it rises to 21,378; in Iran it rises to 5,877; in Turkey it rises to 2,992; in Indonesia it rises to more than 2,200; Mexico reports 852 new cases and 83 new deaths; Singapore reports 528 more infections; in Egypt the case and death counts keep rising; US consumer confidence tumbles to a near six-year low in April; and countries are revising downward their growth forecasts and reporting that the deepening economic impact of the covid-19 pandemic will be worse than they initially thought. Massive job losses are now being anticipated. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

At least 40 people are killed when a fuel tanker (Neptune) rigged with a hand grenade (Mars) explodes at a crowded market place in the north-western Syrian city of Afrin. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

Nine inmates die in a prison riot in San Juan de Lurigancho, Peru over demands for better sanitary measures and COVID-19 medical care. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

In Tripoli and other cities across Lebanon violence erupts (Mars) and banks are set ablaze (Mars) as rioters protest against growing economic hardship which has been exacerbated by the country’s coronavirus-related lockdown. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

April 29: There are reports of easing lockdowns and quarantine measures but in many countries the coronavirus case and death counts keep rising; the death count in Britain is revised up to 26,097; and the US economy suffers its most severe contraction in more than a decade in the first quarter of the year. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental antiviral drug remdesivir (Neptune) will become the standard of care for COVID-19 after early results from a key clinical trial showed it helped patients recover more quickly (Mars) from the illness caused by the coronavirus. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

A fire (Mars) at a construction site in South Korea kills at least 38 people and injures another 10. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle.

April 30: 227,864 people have died from coronavirus; there are over 10,000 cases in Ukraine and Indonesia; Tajikistan confirms its first 15 cases; Yemen reports multiple infections and deaths for the first time; in the first quarter of 2020 France suffers its sharpest economic contraction since records began in 1949; a sudden stop in tourism will cause a 6.2% contraction of the Caribbean economy in 2020; the International Monetary Fund (Jupiter) approves $650 million in emergency financial assistance (Jupiter) to help the Dominican Republic; and the pandemic is fuelling extremism on the far-right and far-left in Europe and giving Islamic State and other militants cover to regain influence. Progressed Saturn was opposition birth chart Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres laments (Saturn) a lack of leadership by world powers and a divided international community in the fight against the coronavirus. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

Lebanon’s economy is in free-fall. It’s desperately seeking help from the IMF. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Latin American drug lords (Neptune) have sent bumper shipments of cocaine to Europe in recent weeks. Progressed Neptune was square Mars and Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Ten Egyptian army personnel (Mars) are killed or wounded when a bomb (Mars) explodes in an armoured vehicle in the Northern Sinai region. Progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.


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