Major world events June 2020

June 1: Protests sparked by George Floyd’s death are still raging; 40 cities impose overnight curfews; two protesters (Uranus) are shot (Mars) and killed in Davenport, Iowa; protesters are tear gassed (Neptune) near the White House; and Donald Trump threatens to bring in the army (Mars) to quell the unrest (Uranus). Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: Despite warnings countries begin to ease lockdowns and reopen their economies; the death toll in Mexico goes above 10,000; and Brazil has more than 500,000 confirmed cases.

The World Health Organization reports six new cases of ebola (Saturn) and UNICEF reports five deaths in a renewed outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Progressed Neptune was square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky. 

June 2: Tens of thousands of people take to the streets of US cities for an eighth consecutive night of protests (Uranus) over the death in custody of George Floyd; large rallies and marches are held in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Seattle; in New York protestors clash with police (Mars) and stores are looted; in Washington, DC, peaceful protestors are tear gassed (Neptune) as Donald Trump strolls through a park to have his photo taken outside an historic church (house 9) brandishing a bible; the anger (Mars) grows over Trump’s handling of the crisis; and the global outrage (Mars) escalates as marches are held in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Sydney, Nairobi and Paris. Progressed Mars was semisquare Uranus in the Mars cycle; progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.  

Covid-19: Globally there are almost 6.4 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 379,000 deaths; and the death toll in Brazil exceeds 30,000, the highest in South America.

June 3: Protests continue for the ninth straight night across America; and the criminal charge for former Minneapolis Police officer is upgraded to second-degree murder while the three officers who helped restrain George Floyd are charged with aiding and abetting murder. Progressed Mars was conjunction Neptune in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: Iran reports more than 3,000 daily infections for the second day in a row; Mexico reports more than 1,000 daily deaths for the first time; Brazil sets a new record of 1,349 daily deaths; and the death count in America rises to 105,895.

Vladimir Putin declares a state of emergency (Mars) after 20,000 tonnes of oil (Neptune) leaked from a fuel tank at a power plant near Siberian city of Norilsk last Friday (May 28). Progressed Mars was conjunction Neptune in the Mars cycle Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky on May 28.

Australia plunges into recession (Saturn). Saturn and Pluto are in house 2 of Australia’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction chart.

Snapchat stops promoting President Donald Trump’s account saying it would ‘not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice’. Progressed Mars was conjunction Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 4: Hundreds of mourners in Minneapolis remember George Floyd; the debate about race and justice rages; protests against police brutality (Mars) continue; they’ve been held in all 50 US states; and Jim Mattis denounces Trump for dividing (Pluto) the country. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: The total global Covid-19 case count reaches 6.56 million; the death count tops 385,940; in Iran the number of daily cases is surging stoking fears of a second wave; the death toll there reaches 8,071; South African hospitals could be overwhelmed within weeks; hospitals in Cape Town are near capacity; and the virus is sweeping across Yemen. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) regains full control of Tripoli after recapturing the capital’s airport (Neptune). Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

An influential article that found hydroxychloroquine (Neptune) increases the risk of death in coronavirus patients has been retracted over data concerns. Three of the study’s authors said they could not longer vouch for its veracity because Surgisphere, a healthcare firm behind the data, would not allow an independent review of its dataset. Progressed Mars was conjunction Neptune in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Iran’s southwestern mountainous region serial wildfires (Mars) that have burnt out hundreds of hectares of forests and grasslands are close to being contained. In Iran’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart Mars and Neptune are in house 4 (land and environment).

In Hong Kong tens of thousands of demonstrators (Uranus) defy a ban to stage a mass vigil (Neptune) for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown/massacre in Beijing. Progressed Uranus was sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle; and progressed Mars was conjunction Neptune in the Mars cycle.

June 5: Protesters (Uranus) around the world take to the streets in a wave of outrage (Mars) at the death of African American George Floyd in the United States and racism against minorities in their own nations; two Buffalo, New York, police officers (Mars) shown on video shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground are under investigation for potential criminal liability; in protest all 57 members of a police tactical unit in Buffalo, New York, resign; and Black Lives Matter protests are held across Australia where 432 indigenous Australians have died in custody since 1991. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: The pandemic is still gathering pace in most of the world; the total global case count reaches 6.69 million; the total death count surpasses 391,700; the death toll in the UK passes 40,000; America records 789 deaths; New York reports its first day without a Covid-19 death since March 11; and the World Health Organization changes its advice on face masks, saying that masks could provide ‘a barrier for potentially infectious droplets’ (Saturn) and should be worn in public to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Saturn in the Sun cycle

With large protests taking place and social distancing measures being ignored the scene is set for a resurgence of coronavirus cases. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 6: Thousands of people take to the streets in Australia, Britain, Germany, France, Japan, South Korea and America in rolling protests (Uranus) over police treatment (Mars) of ethnic minorities sparked by the killing of George Floyd; and two US policemen filmed pushing a 75-year old protester to the ground, seriously injuring him are charged with second-degree assault. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: Infections are rising in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan; India has 236,657 confirmed cases and 6,649 deaths; and Brazil has over 640,000 confirmed cases and more than 35,000 people have died. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 7: Day 13 of demonstrations in America demanding racial justice after George Floyd’s death; weekend rallies spread to small communities including an east Texas town once a haven for the Ku Klux Klan; in Washington tens of thousands of people chanting ‘I can’t breathe’ rally at the Lincoln Memorial; and tens of thousands take to the streets of London, rallying for a second day running to condemn police brutality, with some wearing face masks bearing the slogan ‘Racism is a virus’. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

The protest momentum is being fueled by progressed Mercury sextile progressed Uranus, progressed Mars parallel birth chart Uranus and progressed Moon semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age.

Covid-19: The total global death count tops 400,000; the total global case count is nearing 7 million; Saudi Arabia has over 100,000 cases; the case count in India is surging; and the case and death counts in Mexico, Brazil and Chile are rising. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Violent protests (Uranus) erupt in Kashmir demanding an end to the Indian occupation of the territory after Indian Army troops killed five fighters in an escalation of violence (Mars). Progressed Moon was semisquare birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 8: Following weeks of protests (Uranus) against police brutality (Mars) and racism (Uranus) US Democrats in Congress propose sweeping legislation to reform (Uranus) American police (Mars). The bill would make it easier to prosecute police for misconduct, ban chokeholds, and addresses racism. Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus and progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

June 2020 has become a dangerous moment for Donald Trump and his presidency. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: New coronavirus cases have their biggest daily increase ever as the pandemic worsens globally and has yet to peak in Central America, according to the World Health Organization (WHO); the Covid-19 case count tops 7.07 million; the death count reaches 404,368; and New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the novel coronavirus and will lift all containment measures except for border curbs. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

The US economy entered recession in February 2020.

Markets are on a 6 day surge as investors (Neptune), tanked-up on enthusiasm and exuberance (Mars), are gambling like there’s no tomorrow. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 9, 2020: May 31, 2020 was the deadliest day in Chicago in 30 years when 18 killings occurred as protests over George Floyd’s death ignited violence, rioting and looting there. Most of the victims were black. (Progressed Mars was sextile Saturn and square Jupiter in the Mars cycle.) George Floyd’s killing globalizes the struggle against racism. (Progressed Mars was parallel birth chart Uranus and progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.) Black Lives Matter expands into a movement embraced by the masses. (Mars and Neptune are conjunction Moon in the Mars-Neptune conjunction charts.) A statue (Mars) of Robert Milligan, an 18th century slave trader (Neptune), is removed from its plinth outside a London museum after global anti-racism protests (Uranus) triggered a debate about how Britain commemorates its imperial past. Progressed Mars was parallel Neptune in the Mars cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: America’s covid death count tops 110,408; and Mexico reports 4,199 new coronavirus infections and 596 fatalities taking the total case count to 124,301 and the total death toll to 14,649. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

North Korea shuts down its communications hotline with South Korea in a row (Mars) over a leaflet campaign by defectors from the communist state. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Cathay Pacific (Neptune) says it will get a HK$39bn (£4bn; $5bn) Hong Kong government-backed bailout (Jupiter), as it struggles in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky. 

Hong Kong police arrest 53 people during protests (Uranus) that saw hundreds of activists take to the streets, at times blocking roads, before police fired pepper spray to disperse crowds. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Diesel oil (Neptune) from a huge spill (Mars) in Russia’s Arctic north has polluted a large freshwater lake and it could spread into the Arctic Ocean. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 10: Several people, including George Floyd’s brother, testify about police brutality (Mars) and systematic racism (Uranus) before the US House Judiciary Committee. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was semisquare Uranus and square Neptune in the Sun cycle.

Covid-19: The total number of global cases of Covid-19 reaches 7.32 million; the reported total number of deaths is 412,976; the total US case count surpassed 2 million; the total US death count tops 112,000; Brazil has 739,503 confirmed cases of infection with at least 38,406 deaths; France has more than 191,000 cases with 29,319 deaths; and India has 266,598 confirmed cases with over 90,000 in Mumbai. On 8 June, shopping malls, places of worship and offices were allowed to reopen in India with experts saying there was no other option as the lockdown was exacting a massive economic toll on the country. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 11: A Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that most Americans, including a majority of Republican voters, support sweeping law enforcement reforms (Mars-Uranus) such as a ban on chokeholds and racial profiling; and the LGBTQ community (Uranus) is returning to its roots by teaming up with black activists for Pride month celebrations in June. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: Brazil has over 802,828 confirmed cases with 30,412 new infections reported in the last 24 hours; the country with over 40,000 deaths has the second worst outbreak after America; and outbreaks of the novel coronavirus are emerging at US fruit and vegetable farms and packing plants. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Investors (Neptune) have a panic attack (Saturn) sending Wall Street plunging 6.9% (over 1800 points); and the Cboe Volatility Index, known as Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ (Saturn) jumps to its highest level in more than a month as concerns over a resurgence of the coronavirus escalate. Saturn was conjunction Jupiter and Pluto and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Lebanon protesters (Uranus) shutdown roadways (house 3) with fires (Mars) amid mounting economic hardship (Saturn) and a rapid fall in the country’s currency (house 2). Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

At least 10 Ivory Coast soldiers (Mars) are ambushed and killed and six others are wounded in a clash with an armed group on the border with Burkina Faso. It was the first attack in the country since 2016. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 12: America confronts its racial history; Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality protests continue to be held around the world; and in a bipartisan vote, a state historical commission in Kentucky agrees to remove the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Mars was conjunction Neptune – visions of change – in the sky.

Covid-19: Fears of a second wave of infections shut six major food markets in Beijing; India records a record daily increase; the Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst hit countries in the world; half a dozen US states say their hospital beds were filling up fast; and a new study shows that wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is even more important than social distancing and stay-at-home orders. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Hundreds of people take to the streets in cities across Lebanon amid escalating protests (Uranus) as the country’s currency collapses; and anti-China protestors take to the streets in Hong Kong. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Mexico the teammates of Alexander Martinez, a 16 year old who was shot and killed by police, kicked a soccer ball of his coffin bouncing it into the goal so he could score his final goal. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Uganda four men are arrested for killing Rafiki an endangered species gorilla (house 12). The silver back, who was about 25 years old, went missing on June 1 and was found the next day. His killers face a life sentence or a fine of $5.4m (£4.3m) if found guilty. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky. (On June 2 Mars was semisquare Uranus and conjunction Neptune in the Mars cycle.)

June 13: Protests (Uranus) erupt across Atlanta and the Chief Police resigns following the fatal shooting (Mars)  of Rayshard Brooks, a 27 year old unarmed African-American, by a police officer (Mars) on Friday. The police officer has been sacked. In France police clash with activists in Paris protesting against racism and police brutality. Police used tear gas against stone-throwing protesters who tried to hold a march that was banned. Demonstrators attack police in central London. Far-right activists claim they were protecting statues from anti-racism activists. BLM protests are held across Australia. And in Canada PM Justin Trudeau says a video (Neptune) showing the forceful arrest of an Indigenous leader is ‘shocking’ (Uranus) and raises serious questions. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Mars was sextile Pluto in the Mars cycle; progressed Sun was inconjunct Mars in the Sun cycle; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky. Neptune’s video images and photographs have played a lead role in blazing Black Lives Matter into humanity’s consciousness.

Covid-19: India reports its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, adding 11,458 confirmed infections and taking the its total count to more than 300,000; and more than 3,000 deaths are reported in Chile, however the World Health Organization says the death toll reached 5,000. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (Neptune) explodes (Mars) in southeast China killing 19 and injuring 172. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was sesquisquare Mars in the Sun cycle..

Dozens of soldiers (Mars) and civilians are killed in twin attacks by Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria’s Borno state. The Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) (Pluto) claims responsibility. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

June 14: The shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta ignites a fresh wave of anti-police brutality and Black Lives Matter protests in cities across America; and thousands of protesters in Tokyo take part in a Black Lives Matter march, calling for an end to racial discrimination and police abuse after the killing of African American George Floyd. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.  

Covid-19: The total global case count reaches 7.87 million; the death count climbs to 431,113; record numbers of new coronavirus cases and hospitalization sweep through more US states, including Florida and Texas; Florida reports two consecutive days of 2,000-plus new cases; the case counts in India, Pakistan and Iran are on an upward trajectory; the health care systems in India and Pakistan are under strain; there’s a shortage of hospital beds in new Delhi; 500 railway coaches will be equipped to care for coronavirus patients; China reports 43 cases in 3 days; Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Ecuador have widespread outbreaks; Brazil is averaging about 1,000 deaths per day; and pro and anti-Bolsonaro protests are held across Brazil. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In the Philippines, Maria Ressa, chief executive of Rappler (website) and a former CNN journalist is found guilty of cyber libel (Pluto) by a Manila court (Jupiter) in what is seen as a blow to media freedom in the country. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky; and progressed Mars was sextile Pluto in the Mars cycle.

June 15: June 21 Eclipse event India and China have their first deadly clashes (Mars) in 45 years when 20 Indian soldiers (Mars) are killed by Chinese troops (Mars) at a disputed border site. The eclipse is square Mars. In India’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart Mars and Neptune are in house 3 (China) and in China’s chart Mars is the cusp ruler of house 3 (India); and in India’s chart progressed Mars is conjunction progressed Pluto in house 3.

Protests (Uranus) against police brutality and racism triggered by the police killing of George Floyd continue in towns and cities across America and the world taking on new momentum in response to the deaths of two more black men. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.  

Covid-19: The global case-count reaches over 8 million; infections surge in Latin America and the United States; Brazil registers 627 new deaths with a new total of 888,271 confirmed cases; the Chinese capital Beijing has more than 100 new cases and has put more neighborhoods under lockdown; Amnesty International says that Kuwait and Bahrain’s contact-tracing apps put users’ privacy and security at risk; countries cautiously reopen their economies; and borders reopen across Europe for summer travelers. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

The US Supreme Court (Jupiter) in a 6-3 decision rules that employers who fire workers for being gay or transgender are breaking the country’s civil rights laws. It’s a watershed victory for LGBT rights (Uranus) and a defeat for Donald Trump’s administration (house 10). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky. In America’s Jupiter-Pluto conjunction chart Jupiter and Pluto are in house 10 and Jupiter rules house 9.

China: June 21 Eclipse event > widespread floods (Saturn) and mudslides (Saturn) since June 1, 2020, have affected more than 2.6 million people in China’s southern and central regions, resulting in an increasing number of fatalities and damages. As of June 14, at least 18 people have died, two are missing, and approximately 230 000 have been displaced. Hundreds of homes and thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed. Economic losses are estimated at more than $500 million. Continuous torrential rain (Saturn) triggered the burst of Lijiang River, with its peak water level hitting about 147 m (482 feet), surpassing the warning line. Officials added that 110 rivers in eight regions also swelled to the above-flood stage.

June 16: North Korea blows up (Mars) the four-story Inter-Liaison Office in the North Korean city of Kaesong. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six U.S. states, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states move forward with reopening their economies; Brazil reports a record 34,918 new cases and registers 1,282 covid-19 deaths; the confirmed death count 45,241; Beijing reports 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases; all schools are closed and travel restrictions are imposed; India’s health care system is on the brink of collapse; and a cheap and widely available drug (Neptune) can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

BLM protests against racial injustice and excessive police force (Mars) continue to be held across America; and in France nationwide protests (Uranus) demand better pay and resources for health workers. About 18,000 people attend protests in Paris that are marred by violence (Mars). Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

Pacific Gas & Electric (Uranus) plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire (Mars) in Northern California touched off by the utility company’s power lines. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky. In America’s chart progressed Moon in house 8 (death) was parallel birth chart Uranus.

The US Department of Justice (Saturn) files a lawsuit (house 7) to prevent former National Security Adviser John Bolton from publishing (Jupiter) his book The Room Where It Happened (house 9-Mercury) claiming it contains ‘classified information’.  Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

June 17: Garrett Rolfe, a fired Atlanta police officer (Mars), is charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: The total global case count climbs to 8.28 million; the death count tops 444,808; in America new cases are on the rise in Alabama and South Carolina; Peru has more than 240,000 virus cases; and in Germany thousands of people are told to go into quarantine after a coronavirus outbreak at an abattoir. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

The Turkish Army (Mars) launches Claw-Eagle and Claw-Tiger a joint air-land external operation into Northern Iraq. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 18: The Supreme Court (Jupiter) in the US rules against Trump and blocks his bid to end the DACA program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the US illegally as children from deportation. Jupiter was conjunction Saturn and Pluto in the sky.

The Trump administration makes a last-ditch effort to stop the publication (Jupiter) of John Bolton’s book – The Room Where it Happened – that’s out and about in Washington and stirring up a storm. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Facebook removes adverts (Jupiter-house 9) for US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that feature a symbol used in Nazi Germany. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Covid-19: Canada surpasses 100,000 cases with 8,266 deaths recorded; and New Zealand has three active cases, days after declaring it was virus free. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 19: Thousands march and major companies give employees a day off on Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of Black slavery; protests (Uranus) against racial injustice are held across America; statues and monuments are torn down (Mars); and Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality are held across Africa. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Covid-19: With 150,000 new cases, the highest in a single day, the spread of the virus is accelerating; More than 8.53 million people have been reported infected by the virus globally and 453,834​ have died; Brazil reports 1,230 deaths and the case count tops 1 million; the number of cases is surging across America; the death count in Mexico tops 20.000 with 5.030 new confirmed cases; and the WHO warns: ‘The world is in a new and dangerous phase (Mars). The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible.’ Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In Mali tens of thousands of protesters (Uranus) descend on the capital Bamako demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita over his failure to solve the country’s myriad problems. Progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 20: Protests against racism and police brutality continue across America; statues associated with slavery are toppled; Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Tulsa with a smaller crowd and many empty seats; and Black Lives Matter protesters clash with Trump supporters. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and Mars was square Mercury in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: The total global death count reaches 460,807; America has more than 2.2 million cases and its death count tops 119,000; the daily case-count tops 30,000 for the first time in 7 weeks; Florida has over 4,000 new cases; Saudi Arabia has recorded almost 155,000 infections and 1,230 deaths; India has 395,047 recorded cases and 12.948 deaths; more than 1,000 employees at a German meat processing firm (Mars) test positive for coronavirus; 6,500 employees and their families to go into quarantine; and New Zealand goes into recession (Saturn). Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Sun was inconjunct Saturn in the Sun cycle.

A US judge (Jupiter) rejects a request by Donald Trump to stop the publication of John Bolton’s memoir. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

In Britain a stabbing (Mars) in a park in Redding leaves three people dead and three seriously injured. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and Mars was square Mercury in the Mars cycle.

June 21: The World Health Organization records its highest one-day increase with 183,000 new covid-19 cases; Brazil reports 17,000 new cases and the death count passes 50,000; India’s infection count jumps to 410,461 with over 15,000 new cases; Spain lifts its state of emergency; and the UN condemns deliberate attacks (Mars) on Afghan health workers and facilities designed to undermine health care operations. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and Mars was square Mercury in the sky.

Skywatchers in parts of West Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, South Asia, southern China and Taiwan get to experience an annular solar eclipse that coincided with the summer solstice and the northern hemisphere’s longest day of the year. This eclipse lasted for just under 90 seconds at its point of maximum duration. The Sun on its annual journey around the zodiac entered Cancer.

Assailants kill 15 inhabitants of an indigenous village in southern Mexico in one of the most brutal attacks (Mars) in recent years. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Mars was square Mercury in the Mars cycle.

June 22: Coronavirus cases are soaring in several major countries; the total global case count surpasses 9 million; Brazil is recording over 1,000 deaths per day; South Korea is going through a second wave. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky. 

Temperatures in Verkhoyansk, a town in Siberia, hit an all-time record on Saturday, reaching a scorching 38C (100F). Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 23: The total global coronavirus death count passes 472,683; deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean pass 100,000; the death count in America passes 120,000; Florida has more than 100,000 confirmed infections; the director of the Center for Disease Control says covid-19 has ‘brought this nation to its knees’; and health official Anthony Fauci warns of a ‘disturbing surge’ in infections. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.  On June 18 progressed Moon in America’s chart moved to form a square aspect with progressed Mars (a‘disturbing surge’ in infections) > peak power date is July 15 > end date is August 11.

June 24: A US appeals court (Jupiter) directs a federal judge (Jupiter) to drop a criminal case (Pluto) against Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, handing the Justice Department a victory in the politically charged case; and Bayer AG agrees to pay as much as $10.9 billion (Jupiter) to settle close to 100,000 US lawsuits (Jupiter-house 7) claiming that its widely-used weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Covid-19: Brazil records 42,725 new confirmed cases and 1,185 new deaths resulting from the disease; and India records nearly 17,000 new infections. India’s case count is more than 470,000 and its death count is 14,894. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

June 25: The US Senate passes legislation (Jupiter) that imposes mandatory sanctions (Pluto) on people or companies that back efforts by China to restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy, pushing back against Beijing’s new security law for the city. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Covid 19: The global covid-19 case count climbs to 9.53 million; the death count stands at 483,994; America reports 37,077 cases, the largest number of new cases in a single day; the death count there is more than 120,000; Iraq confirms 107 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 1,437; and the number of infections in the Central African Republic climbs by 88 to reach 3,051. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

The financial technology company Wireworld collapses owing creditors almost $4 billion after disclosing a gaping hole in its books that its auditor EY said was the result of a sophisticated global fraud (Neptune). Chief Executive Markus Braun admitted that $2.1 billion of its cash probably didn’t exist. One banker said: ‘The money’s gone’. Progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart; and Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

Qantas (Neptune) will axe (Mars) 6,000 workers in a bid to stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

At least 100 people are killed by lightning strikes (Uranus) as a monsoon storm batters India’s northeastern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Progressed Mars was semisextile Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun was sextile Uranus in the Sun cycle.

June 26: The total global case count of coronavirus is charging at 10 million; America records 45,242 new cases; the country has 2.48 million positive tests; a hasty lifting of lockdown restrictions has seen a surge of infections; India reports over 17,000 new cases; the country’s total case count rises to over 500,000 – the fourth biggest outbreak in the world; and the World Bank (Jupiter) approves a loan of $700 million to Colombia to help in its fight against the pandemic. Mars was conjunction Neptune and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

June 27: Protests (Uranus) erupt across India following the deaths of a father and son in police custody (Mars) on June 22/23. The pair was arrested for keeping their stores open past permitted lockdown hours. Their relatives say they were subjected to brutal torture (Mars). Social media platforms are alive with furious (Mars) discussion. A report released by a consortium of NGOs against custodial torture claims 1,731 people died in custody in India during 2019. That’s around five custodial deaths a day. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky; and progressed Moon was semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart.

Covid-19: In America some states are closing down again; Florida and four other states report record daily case counts; Brazil records 38,693 new cases; the case count there passes 1.3 million and the death count tops 57,070: and India reports 18,552 new cases, the highest toll to date and a total of 15,685 deaths from the disease. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

A global fundraiser raises 6.15 billion euros ($6.9 billion) (Jupiter) from the United States, the European Commission and numerous countries to fight covid-19. The Commission (Pluto) together with the European Investment Bank (Jupiter) pledged 4.9 billion euros ($5.50 billion), the United States $545 million, Germany 383 million euros, Canada C$300 million ($219 million)and Qatar $10 million. Forty governments (Pluto) took part in the summit. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

June 28: Organizers of the ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign go global and call on major companies in Europe to join its advertising (Jupiter) boycott (Pluto) of Facebook to increase pressure (Pluto) on the social media company to remove hate speech (Mars). More than 160 companies have signed on to stop buying ads on Facebook for the month of July. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Covid-19: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world passes 10 million; the death toll reaches half a million people; the number of new daily cases is rising in more than 30 US states; an outbreak in Hebei province, China has 400,000 people in lockdown; and the spike in Melbourne, Australia continues with another 75 cases recorded. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

President Donald Trump (Sun) retweets a video showing one of his supporters in Florida shouting ‘white power’ at protesters of his administration, drawing rebukes (Mars) from allies and adversaries. Progressed Sun was parallel Mars in the Sun cycle.

June 29: An attack (Mars) on the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi leaves at least seven people dead; and at least 23 civilians are killed when rockets (Mars) hit a cattle market in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Progressed Mars was conjunction Mars in the Mars cycle.

Covid-19: The numbers just keep rising; and the World Health organization warns that the worst is yet to come if governments didn’t start to implement the right policies. Mars was conjunction Neptune in the sky.

In a landmark decision, the US Supreme Court (Jupiter) rules that a law restricting abortions in Louisiana is unconstitutional. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

Social media site Reddit (Jupiter-house 9) shuts down r/The_Donald, a forum used by supporters of Donald Trump; and Amazon.com Inc’s live-streaming platform Twitch (Jupiter) temporarily bans (Pluto) Trump’s official channel for violating Twitch’s policy on hateful speech (Mars). Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

June 30: China’s parliament passes controversial (Mercury) new national security laws (Jupiter-house 9) for Hong Kong, setting the stage for the most radical changes (Uranus) to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago. It’s a freedom of speech (Mercury) issue. The eclipse on June 21, 2020 in China’s eclipse chart was in house 9; progressed Moon was square Mercury in the Aquarian Age chart; and Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.

China’s chart progressed to June 30, 2020 at 11.30pm

Progressed Sun (Xi) at 18 Sagittarius 40 in house 10 was semisextile birth chart Venus in house 9; and trine progressed Pluto – the cusp ruler of house 9 in house 7 (the international community) – at 18 Leo 06R.

The timing trigger was transit ascendant at 18 Scorpio 20 semisextile progressed Sun and square progressed Pluto.

 Progressed Venus at 4 Aquarius 04 in house 12 was inconjunct progressed Uranus – planet of radical change – in house 5 at 3 Cancer 35.

Progressed Moon at 23 Leo 05 in house 7 was semisextile progressed Mars – planet of haste and urgency – the cusp ruler of house 9 in house 8 at 23 Virgo 28.

With progressed Sun square progressed Saturn in house 7 expect major moves by the international community to punish China for its actions.

Covid-19: It’s six months since Chinese media reported on an outbreak of viral pneumonia in the city of Wuhan; the total global death count from covid-19 is more than 504,000; America records more than 47,000 new cases, its biggest one day spike; the case count there is soaring so some states halt easing lockdown measures; the more cases the more the virus spreads; and India records more than 18,000 new cases taking the total tally to 565,000 with 16,893 covid related deaths. Progressed Mars parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart is approaching peak power on August 25, 2020.

A US federal judge delivers another legal setback for Donald Trump by striking down his hardline rule that curtails asylum applications by migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Jupiter was conjunction Pluto in the sky.


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