Major world events May 2020

May 1: More than 3.29 million people have been infected by the coronavirus globally, and 232,806 have died; in America the case count is more than 1.07 million and 62,891 people have died; the UK’s death toll rises to 27,510; there are 160,758 confirmed cases in Germany; the death toll in Spain rises to 24,824; there are 39,791 cases in the Netherlands; Canada’s coronavirus curve is flat; Brazil reports 7,218 cases in last 24 hours; Malaysia has 6,071 infections; the Philippines case count is 8,772 and its death count is 579; Turkey’s death toll rises to 3,258; Afghanistan is facing a ‘health disaster’; the International Monetary Fund (Jupiter) approves $411 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia; consumer spending in America slumps by 7.5% in March 2020; Britain’s housing market is grinding to a halt; Spain’s GDP is expected to contract by 9.2% in 2020; and Japan’s monthly auto sales dropped to a nine year low in April 2020. Progressed Saturn was opposition birth chart Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

May 2: The total number of covid-19 deaths worldwide reaches 239,493; the worst hit countries are America with 64,746 deaths, Italy with 28,710, the UK with 28,131, Spain with 25,100 and France with 24,760. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

At least 46 people are dead and 60 are injured in a prison riot (Mars) in the western Venezuelan state of Portuguesa. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Mars cycle.

Sudanese officials say they are working to criminalise the widespread practice of female genital mutilation (Venus-Mars) after the transitional Government approved a landmark draft law (house 9). Progressed Mars was parallel Venus in the Aquarian Age chart and the Mars cycle.

May 3: It’s reported that more than 3.44 million people are infected with covid-19 globally and 243,015 have died; the case count is rising rapidly in Russia – up by 10,633 new cases to 134,687; some countries are cautiously emerging from the pandemic; Spaniards felt the sunshine for the first time in weeks; in Australia tennis players can play singles; South Korea and Japan are planning on relaxing social distancing rules and coronavirus curbs; Singapore is about to ramp up manufacturing activity; Jordan has lifted all restrictions on economic activity; Iran plans to reopen mosques in areas that are consistently free of the coronavirus; and Mars in the sky moves to form a conjunction aspect with Neptune on May 25, 2020.

May 4: The covid-19 case count reaches 3.52 million and 246,910 people have died from the virus. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

In an online summit hosted by the EU (Pluto) 40 countries and donors pledge (Jupiter) more than $8bn (£6.5bn) (Jupiter) to help develop a coronavirus vaccine and fund research into the diagnosis and treatment of the disease (Saturn). Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

May 5: The worldwide death count from coronavirus reaches 250,386 with more than 3.59 million people infected; America’s death count surges past 70,000; the UK’s death toll reaches 32,313; the daily death count in Italy, France and Spain is falling; Peru has over 50,000 confirmed cases; Asia’s total coronavirus cases rises to over a quarter of a million; Indonesia reports its biggest daily rise in infections – 484 new cases taking the total to 12,071; Turkey’s death toll rises to 3,520; Afghanistan is distributing free bread to hundreds of thousands of people across the country; moves to ease major economies out of their covid-19 lockdowns lifts market sentiment; and government-backed hackers are attacking healthcare and research institutions in an effort to steal valuable information about efforts to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

May 6: The global death toll from coronavirus rises to 256,897; Germany’s confirmed cases increase by 947 to 164,807; new cases in Russia rise by more than 10,000 for the fourth consecutive day; Colombia’s mandatory quarantine will be extended by a further two weeks; hundreds of Indian police have tested positive for Covid-19  in recent days, raising alarm as it attempts to enforce the world’s largest lockdown; Covid-19 has set Indonesia’s poverty eradication efforts back by a decade; Italy’s public debt is set to rise to nearly 160% of gross domestic product this year as the economy shrinks due to the crisis; South African private sector activity fell to a new record low in April as company closures due to lockdown led to a collapse in demand; and 122 million Indians lost their jobs (Saturn) in April – its unemployment rate hit a record high of 27.1%. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

May 7: The coronavirus death toll in America (house 8) reaches 73,792 with 1,237,847 confirmed cases. In America’s chart progressed Moon was square birth chart Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 8.

At least 11 people are killed by a massive gas (Neptune) leak at a chemical plant (Neptune) in southern India, with 800 others taken to hospital. Progressed Neptune was square Mars in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars was square Moon in the Mars cycle.

May 8: Russia’s covid-19 case count rises by over 10,000 for the sixth straight day; the outbreak in Mexico reaches peak transmission; cases in Pakistan surge past 25,000, just hours before the government was due to lift lockdown measures; Brazil’s Health Ministry registers 9,888 new cases, bringing its total to 135,106 with 9,146 deaths – the most deadly outbreak in an emerging market nation; South Korean health authorities are investigating a small outbreak centred in a handful of Seoul nightclubs; South Africa grants parole to some low-risk prisoners to help curb the spread in correctional facilities; Argentina will get $1.8 billion in loans (Jupiter) from the Inter-American Development Bank (Jupiter) this year to help create jobs and provide medical care to coronavirus victims; the World Bank (Jupiter) approves $506 million in emergency loans and grants for Ecuador to help it grapple with one of the worst outbreaks in Latin America; Madagascar puts its self-proclaimed, plant-based Covid-19 ‘cure’ on sale despite WHO warning that its efficacy is unproven; German exports fell by 11.8% in March, their steepest drop since current records began in 1990; Ireland’s unemployment rate shot up to 28.2% at the end of April including those receiving emergency assistance, the highest rate on record; and a German intelligence report casts doubts on US allegations that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory and says the accusations are an attempt to divert attention from US failure. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle; Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

The US economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April, the steepest plunge since the Great Depression. Progressed Moon was square Saturn in America’s chart > Saturn is cusp ruler of house 10 (business) and progressed Saturn is in house 6 (workers and employees).

May 9: Spain’s daily death toll from the coronavirus falls to its second lowest since mid-March; British medical journal The Lancet calls President Jair Bolsonaro the biggest threat to Brazil’s ability to successfully combat the spread of the coronavirus and tackle the unfolding public health crisis; large Italian companies request 18.5 billion euros ($20 billion) (Jupiter) in state-guaranteed loans to weather the coronavirus crisis; India’s fuel demand dipped 45.8% in April from a year earlier, as a nationwide lockdown and travel curbs eroded economic activity; and auto production in Mexico and Brazil plunged by an unprecedented 99% in April. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

Hundreds of migrant workers (Uranus) in India’s western state of Gujarat clash (Mars) for a second day with authorities, hurling stones at police trying to enforce a coronavirus lockdown; and at least six people are killed when protesters (Uranus) angry (Mars) over what they see as unfair food aid distribution during the pandemic clash with police (Mars) in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle.

May 10: The number of confirmed covid-19 cases passes four million (although the true number could be two, three, four or five times that) and the global death toll rises to over 277.000. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

Colombia’s national airline, Avianca, (Neptune), Latin America’s second largest airliner, files for bankruptcy protection (Saturn) in a US court. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Nineteen sailors are killed and 15 others injured in an accident (Mars) involving Iranian naval vessels in the Gulf of Oman. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Pro-democracy, anti-China protestors (Uranus) are back on the streets in Hong Kong; and in Iran the anti-government protestors are back on the streets of Baghdad. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle.

May 11: The outbreak of Covid-19 has been confirmed in 210 countries or territories; 4,200,957 people worldwide have been infected; the death count totals 284,150; the death toll in the US exceeds 80.000; the World Health Organization (WHO) says ‘extreme vigilance’ is needed as countries begin to exit from lockdowns amid global concerns about a second wave of infections; Germany eases lockdown but alarm is sounded when the reproduction rate of the pathogen rises above 1; lockdown is eased in Pakistan and shoppers go crazy; Bolsonaro allows Brazilians to go the gym as the number of coronavirus cases surges; and Boris Johnson causes confusion when he advices everyone to ‘stay alert’. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn and parallel birth chart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart.

Saudi Arabia triples its value added tax (VAT) as part of austerity measures (Saturn) to support its coronavirus-hit economy. The oil-rich nation (Neptune) has seen its income plummet (Saturn) as the impact of the pandemic forced down global energy prices. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

The result of radiocarbon and DNA analysis by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Uranus) reveals that the fossils found in the Bacho Kiro cave, Bulgaria belong to Homo sapiens and not Neanderthals indicating that modern humans may have arrived in Europe thousands of years earlier than previously thought. Progressed Uranus was square Sun in the Uranus cycle.

May 12: Russia has 232,000 coronavirus cases – the second highest toll in the world after America; the death rate from Covid-19 in France, Spain and Italy is falling; the UK has the highest death toll in Europe with 32,313; lockdown easing in Australia hasn’t led to a new spike in infections; and indigenous leaders in Brazil have asked the WHO to set up an emergency fund to help protect their communities. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

In a horrific act of violence (Mars) gunmen disguised as police (Mars) attack a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul killing 24 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (Mars). Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; progressed Mars was sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Mars in the Sun cycle.

At least five Covid-19 patients in a hospital in Vyborgsky District, St. Petersburg, Russia die after a ventilator caught fire (Mars) in the intensive care ward in which they were being treated. Progressed Mars was sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Mars in the Sun cycle.

May 13: The World Health Organization says that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a ‘massive effort’ to counter it; more than 4.3 million people have been infected by the coronavirus globally and 292,845 have died; the death toll in the US reaches 82,030; the total number of deaths in France climbs to 27,074; China reports seven new cases; Lesotho records its first case of becoming the last African country to be afflicted by the virus; Hong Kong reports two new cases not linked to anyone who has travelled overseas; Indonesia reports its biggest daily rise in infections with 689 new cases; authorities in Wuhan launch an ambitious campaign to test all of its 11 million residents, after a cluster of new infections raises fears of a second wave of cases; in June South Africa will be on a level 4 alert; Poland will reopen restaurants and hairdressers on May 18; Mexico will begin opening some automotive factories from May 18; the world economy is projected to shrink by 3.2% in 2020; stock markets tumble on fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections and warnings from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the US faces a ‘significantly worse’ recession than any downturn since World War Two; and over 300 lawmakers (Jupiter) from around the world urge the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to cancel (Jupiter) the debt (Saturn) of the poorest countries and to boost funding (Jupiter) to avert a global economic meltdown. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle.

May 14: Covid-19’s total global death count exceeds 300,000; there’s a dramatic rise in the number of people dying with coronavirus-like symptoms in the southern Yemini city of Aden; and two Rohingya refugees have tested positive for coronavirus in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. Progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.

Rick Bright, a whistleblower (Uranus), who says he was removed from his government post (Sun) for raising concerns about coronavirus preparedness told a congressional hearing that the United States could face ‘the darkest winter’ of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic. Progressed Uranus was square Sun in the Uranus cycle.

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits (house 8) jumps by almost 3 million last week as virus shutdowns continue to weigh on the US economy. The total number of new jobless claims since the middle of March is now more than 36 million – almost a quarter of the American workforce. In America’s chart progressed Moon was square birth chart Saturn > progressed Saturn in house 6 (employees) is the cusp ruler of house 10 (business).

May 15: The World health organization says that scientists and researchers (Uranus) are working at ‘breakneck’ speed (Mars) to find solutions for COVID-19 but the pandemic can only be beaten with equitable distribution of medicines and vaccines; in Spain the pace of the death toll slows; in Italy the number of deaths and new cases dips; Russia rolls out mass coronavirus antibody testing (Pluto); China ramps up testing in Wuhan, fearing a second wave; and Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is bracing for a virus wave. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Pluto in the Sun cycle.

In a surprise move (Uranus) Roberto Azevedo (Sun), the head of the World Trade Organization, announces he will step down a year earlier than planned; and Brazil’s health minister, Nelson Teich, resigns after less than a month in the job following disagreements over of the government’s handling of the country’s escalating coronavirus crisis. Progressed Uranus was square Sun in the Uranus cycle.

In Slovenia anti-government protestors (Sun-Uranus) again take to the streets of Ljubljana. They claim the government is clamping down on civil rights (Uranus) by attacking the media and limiting the rights of environmental groups (Pluto). Progressed Uranus was square Sun in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Cars (Uranus) will be banished from miles of streets in central London to encourage more walking and cycling and help public transport cope with social distancing restrictions. Progressed Uranus was square Sun in the Uranus cycle.

May 16: More than 4.55 million people have been infected globally with coronavirus and over 306,000 have died; India’s total case count rose to 85,940; Brazil with 233,142 reported cases now has the fourth largest outbreak in the world; Air Canada (Neptune) announces it will lay off 20,000 employees starting June 7; and in America J C Penny Co Inc files for bankruptcy protection (Saturn). Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

There are anti-government, anti-lockdown and anti-social distancing protests (Uranus) in Britain, Spain, Germany and Poland. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle.

The United States Navy sends three warships in support of Malaysia against China in the South China Sea; and Jordan’s King Abdullah 11 warns (Pluto) Israel of a ‘massive attach’ (Mars) if it annexes parts of the West Bank. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Pluto in the Sun cycle.

May 17: The global Covid-19 case count climbs to 4.7 million and the death count tops 312,000; and the situation in Brazil’s hospitals has become drastic. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

Israel’s parliament approves Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new power-sharing government with former rival, centrist Blue and White leader Benny Gantz; and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah sign a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate. Progressed Uranus was square Sun in the Uranus cycle.

May 18: The coronavirus is spreading fast among the indigenous people in the furthest parts of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest; the case count in India reach 100,000 and the death count tops 3,000; in America the death toll tops 90,000; and some New York City neighborhoods have seen death rates from Covid-19 nearly 15 times higher than others. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.   

The World Health Organization says an independent review (Uranus) of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received backing and a hefty pledge of funds (Jupiter) from China. Progressed Uranus was square Sun in the Uranus cycle; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.  

Protesters (Uranus) and police (Mars) clash on the outskirts of the Chilean capital Santiago amid tension over food shortages (Moon) during lockdown. Chile has more than 46,000 cases of Covid-19 with 478 deaths. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Moon in the Sun cycle.

Japan has fallen into recession (Saturn). The world's third biggest economy shrank 3.4% in the first three months of 2020 compared to a year ago. Progressed Saturn was opposition birth chart Moon in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

May 19: The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll is nearly 43,000; the death counts in Spain and Italy rise reversing a downward trend; the number of infections across India rises and the death count tops 3,000; in Russia the coronavirus case count nears 300,000; the Czech Republic reports its biggest daily rise in new coronavirus cases in four weeks and the death toll passes 300; Michigan becomes the fourth state in the US to pass 5,000 deaths from COVID-19; and with Jupiter conjunction Saturn in the sky governments eased lockdowns with cautious-optimism.

May 20: The World Health Organization reports that 106,000 new coronavirus cases makes this the highest daily total since the outbreak began; millions of livelihoods have been destroyed worldwide and health care systems are under strain; the death counts in Brazil, Russia, Mexico and Peru are rising fast; Brazil records 1,179 deaths; Spain makes it compulsory (Pluto) to wear face masks inside and outside where social distancing is not possible; all 50 US states have now partially lifted their lockdowns; and Donald Trump and China continue their feuding and insult hurling (Mars). Progressed Sun was trine and parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle; and progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle.

Cyclone Ampham (Saturn) smashes into Eastern India and Bangladesh with high winds and heavy rain (Saturn). The storm destroyed homes and 15 people are reported to have been killed. Progressed Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle; and progressed Sun was trine Saturn in the Sun cycle.

May 21: The number of worldwide cases of COVID-19 surpasses five million. The global death toll is 327,359. The US remains the global epicenter, accounting for approximately 31% of all reported and confirmed cases in the world. Progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

The US announces it will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty (Jupiter) that permits unarmed aerial surveillance flights over dozens of participating countries (Pluto) and is designed to boost confidence and assure against attacks (Mars). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle. 

Cyclone Ampham has devastated the eastern Indian city of Kolkata with at least 84 people killed across India and Bangladesh. Progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made the world cheap (Saturn) and cashed upped countries (Jupiter) are buying as much of it as they can. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

May 22: South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit; cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll; and the UN warns that war-torn Yemen’s healthcare system has ‘in effect collapsed’ and coronavirus is spreading across the country. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

In response to China seeking to pass a law that would ban (Pluto) ‘treason, secession, sedition and subversion’ in Hong Kong the city’s executive says that the newly proposed security law (Saturn) will not hamper judicial independence (Jupiter). The proposed law has been widely condemned with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, calling it a ‘death knell’ for the city’s freedom. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

It seems the anti-China protests in Hong Kong in 2019 scared the hell out of China and with progressed Sun in its chart square progressed Saturn and trine progressed Pluto it’s prepared to take drastic action (Pluto) to make the fear go away. And the coronavirus outbreak could be a security (Saturn) issue in regard to virus hunters working with viruses in laboratories. Whatever... the Sun-Saturn square aspect will see China suffer massive reputational damage in 2020 with other countries (Pluto is in house 7) ganging up and taking drastic actions.

Donald Trump urges state governors to allow places of worship (Jupiter) to open as an essential service, adding that he would override them (Pluto) if they chose not to. With Mars conjunction Neptune and Jupiter conjunction Pluto in the sky during June it’s a very dangerous move. The consequences will become apparent during July, 2020.

May 23: There’s very little international Covid-19 cooperation going on – countries are going it alone; Donald Trump plays a round of golf; unemployed workers around the world (house 6) are suffering; in India there’s death and despair as millions of jobless workers flee cities to return to their villages with little money and food; in Spain there’s a major lock-down protest (Uranus); Brazil registers 965 new coronavirus deaths taking the total death toll to 22,013; and in America the death toll reaches 96,019. Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

In America’s chart from April 3 till now, progressed Moon in house 8 (death) has been square with birth chart Saturn in house 5 (entertainment, social activity, sport, the stock market, children and schools). Saturn is the cusp ruler of house 8.

Progressed Moon opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart ends.

May 24: Russia reports 153 coronavirus deaths – its highest daily toll – taking the total death count to 3,541; Russia’s case count is 344,481; Chile’s healthcare system is under strain and ‘very close to the limit’; the confirmed number of coronavirus infections there is approaching 70,000; Haiti’s voodoo leaders have trained priests of the Afro Caribbean religion to concoct a secret remedy for the novel coronavirus and to prepare the sacred initiation chambers of their temples to receive patients; India registers 6,767 new Covid cases its biggest 24 hour rise yet, taking the total to over 131,000; the Philippines’ tally of coronavirus cases surpasses 14,000; its number of fatalities rose to 868; and car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc files  for bankruptcy protection after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in much needed relief. Saturn was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle.

It’s game-on in Hong Kong as thousands of protestors take to the streets rallying against China’s plan to impose national security laws on the city. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars Progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Benjamin Netanyahu becomes the first serving Israeli prime minister to go on trial. He’s facing charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

May 25: Brazil registers 807 covid deaths; its total number of cases is 374, 898; America registers 620 deaths; Japan lifts its state of emergency in all parts of the country; Greece allows cafes and restaurants to reopen as part of a gradual lifting of its coronavirus restrictions to reboot its tourism-dependent economy; the World Health Organization warns that countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an ‘immediate second peak’ if they ease restrictions too soon; and Mars conjunction Neptune in the sky starts.

May 26: The World Health Organization’s top health expert issues a reminder that the world is still in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said: ‘Right now, we're not in the second wave. We’re right in the middle of the first wave globally’; and the Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic as a US study forecast deaths surging in Brazil and other Latin American countries through August. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; and Saturn was parallel Uranus in the Saturn cycle.

For the first time (Uranus) Twitter gives a post by Donald Trump a fact-check warning label. Progressed Uranus was trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle.

Four Minnesota police officers (Mars) are fired after the death on Monday of a black man (Uranus) who was taken into custody and seen on video being pinned down by his neck. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

Costa Rica becomes the first (Uranus) Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage. Progressed Uranus was trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

The temperature in India’s capital, New Delhi, hits 47.6C (118F) as most of north India faces severe heat wave conditions (Mars); and huge swarms of desert locusts destroy crops (house 4) in central and western India in the country’s worst plague (Saturn) in three decades. Eclipse event – eclipse is square Mars and inconjunct Saturn

LATAM Airlines (Neptune), the largest air carrier in Latin America, files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Saturn). Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle.

May 27: America’s death count from the coronavirus tops 100,000 and there are 1.7 million recorded cases. In America’s chart progressed Moon has been square birth chart Saturn, the cusp ruler of house 8 > the aspect’s end date is today – May 27.

A recovery fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) (Jupiter) has been proposed by the EU’s executive Commission to help the EU tackle an ‘unprecedented crisis’. The package will be made up of grants and loans for every EU member state. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Police (Mars) and protestors (Uranus) clash in Minneapolis and anti-China protestors clash with police in Hong Kong. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle.

May 28: The global death toll from Covid-19 surpasses 356,000; Brazil reports a daily record of 26,417 new coronavirus cases; and South Korea records 79 new cases and more than 200 schools are forced to return to online teaching just days after being allowed back in classrooms. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Minneapolis and two other US cities protests (Uranus) escalate into riots, looting and arson (Mars) in response to the death of George Floyd. Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

China moves thousands of People’s Liberation Army troops to its Himalayan border with India bringing vehicles and heavy machinery to what India says is its territory. In response India sends several battalions of the Indian Army from nearby Leh. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare mars in the Sun cycle.

The US Justice Department accuses North Korea’s state-owned bank (Jupiter) of evading US sanctions laws and charged 28 North Korean and 5 Chinese citizens with committing money laundering, bank fraud and other crimes (Pluto). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc reports a nearly 40% slump (Saturn) in quarterly sales (Jupiter), as lockdowns to contain the COVID-19 pandemic shut stores. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn in the sky.

In Britain the row (Mars) over Dominic Cumming’s long distance journey persists. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

May 29: Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reach 27,878.

A former Minneapolis police officer (Mars) who pinned George Floyd, an unarmed black man, with a knee to the throat before he died is arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter as rage (Mars) and nationwide protest (Uranus) erupts across the US. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars and trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle; progressed Mars was sextile Sun in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

US President Donald Trump announces he is terminating (Pluto) America’s relationship with the World Health Organization (Pluto) accusing the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic (Saturn). Saturn was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Sun and sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.

Twitter hides a tweet (house 9) by Donald Trump from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence (Sun-Mars). Progressed Uranus was trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was sextile Sun in the Mars cycle.

May 30: With coronavirus lockdowns easing people are free to visit parks and gardens; today’s Covid-19 death toll in Italy is 111; the world’s total number of Covid cases climbs to 367, 878; and the total case count nears 6 million.

Cities in America burn as thousands of protesters across the country vent their anger over the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck under a white police officer’s knee. Progressed Mars was square Jupiter and sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Iran wildfires (Mars) that broke out on Thursday evening in several protected areas in the provinces of Khuzestan, Bushehr, Lorestan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad are raging. The terrain makes fire-fighting impossible and only helicopters can reach the area. Progressed Mars was sextile Sun, square Jupiter and sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.  

SpaceX launches Crew Dragon Demo-2 (Neptune-house 9) to the International Space Station (Pluto). Progressed Moon was parallel progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Uranus was trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle.

May 31: Protests and riots continue in cities across America in an angry violent response to the police killing of George Floyd. Racial unrest intensifies. There’s looting (Pluto) in Philadelphia. The protests go global. This is a major Mars-Neptune event; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

The total worldwide Covid-19 case count passes 6 million; Russia reports 9,268 new cases raising the national tally to 405,843; the nation’s death toll stands at 4,693; India reports a record daily jump of 7,964 new COVID-19 infections; and the death toll in Brazil reaches 27,878.

Tropical Storm Amanda (Saturn) smashes into El Salvador unleashing heavy rain, flooding and landslides. At least seven people are reported killed. Progressed Mars was sextile Saturn in the Mars cycle.


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