This will be the first year with ‘punch’ since 2020 when COVID-19 first made its influence felt to an unsuspecting world. Therefore we can expect that the world will move on from the dominance that COVID has had in world affairs as a new punch usually indicates a new focus or direction. However, despite this new influence, it is unlikely that COVID will disappear in 2022. The reason why 2022 has gravitas is due to a change in the quasi micro-age that only occurs once about every 15 years. The larger the timeframe involved, the greater the impact.
This astrological perspective on 2022 is focused upon sub-periods of the Age of Aquarius. These sub-periods are primarily:
- Nano-ages (approx. 15 months) with 12 nano-ages in each micro-age
- Micro-age-decans (approx. 5 years) with 3 micro-age decans in each micro-age
- Micro-ages (almost 15 years) with 12 micro-ages in a sub-age
- Quasi-periods such as quasi-nano ages, quasi micro-age decan, quasi micro-ages etc. are all derived from their core period. For example, the Cancer quasi micro-age (Jul 2007 – Jun 2022 ) is derived from the Cancer micro-age and overflow (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) commencing at the exact midpoint of the Cancer micro-age (Jul 2007) and concluding at the exact midpoint of the following Cancer micro-age overflow (Jun 2022) which corresponds tothe Gemini micro-age. The quasi period always represents the upper half of the bellcurve.
[For further background information on the sub-periods of the astrological ages, see The Age of Aquarius for Dummies ]
Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Dec 2019 – Mar 2021 – Jun 2022)
Nano-ages, at about 15 months each (and 30 months influence if the overflow period is included), may be the smallest division of an astrological age that I employ with some confidence, but they certainly make an impact. Due to these nano-ages, 2022 should be a year of relatively better news and optimism in comparison to previous years – at least since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019. This is due to a change in nano-ages in June 2022. The Capricorn nano-age and overflow has been with us since the beginning of the pandemic – which makes total sense, as a pandemic does not bring good news or an optimistic environment – the exact opposite is more accurate.
Capricorn is dark, restrictive, limiting and serious such as mandates, lockdowns and travel restrictions. For nearly everyone in the world, this has brought limitations such as wearing masks, restricted access to live entertainment, many businesses being forced to shut down or limit their activity, loss or interruption to employment, restrictions on international travel, and in some countries, many states imposed a hard state border and seriously limited movement across the state lines. Even as I write, I can cross the state border that is only one hour drive away, but I cannot get back home unless I quarantine for two weeks at great expense – unless I have a legitimate reason – going to the beach is not acceptable. This restriction is due to lift in mid-December 2022. However, as a consequence of this ‘restriction’, my state has been relatively COVID-free for nearly all of the pandemic and apart from sometimes wearing masks, and logging into venues attended, it’s been life as normal!
The Capricorn nano-age and overflow is more potent in its second half (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) which is why the world has experienced more hardship in 2021 compared to 2000 – the first year of the pandemic (see Table 1 above). The main instigator of the new sourer mood is the Delta variant of COVID-19. The Delta variant was named soon after the beginning of the deeper Capricorn period in May 2021 and by June 2021 was becoming the dominant strain globally.
The interesting aspect of the Delta variant is that it originated in India, and Capricorn is a key sign in India’s astrological signature. Such was the affinity between Capricorn and India, India experienced a surge in cases due to the Delta variant even before the Capricorn overflow period had arrived. This variant meant that the virus was able to spread quickly amongst the populations of many regions of the world as it was 40% and 60% more transmissible than earlier common variants and causes more severe illness.
This Capricorn nano-age can also breed a recession, but considering that it has had since March 2021 to start a recession, this possibility is fading fast in 2022. For more details, see The Dynamics of Economic Recessions in the Age of Aquarius. However, many countries have expereinced a decline in economic output, which may continue until mid 2022.
With the conclusion of the Capricorn period in June 2022, we can expect fewer inroads upon societies, less restrictions, limitations and so on – but not necessarily the end of the pandemic as the pandemic is not solely linked to this Capricorn period.
Sagittarius nano-age and overflow (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022 – Aug 2023)
One of the biggest influences that will appear in mid-2022 is the second half of the Sagittarius nano-age and overflow (see Table 1). Sagittarius has been percolating around in the background since March 2021 mainly related to the beneficial impact of vaccinations. Various major vaccines became available in late 2020 and early 2021 and by November 2021, it is estimated that around 50% of the world’s population had been vaccinated. A number of countries reduced their restriction accordingly and expressed optimism on the return to partial normality, but serious flares up continue to plague many countries due to the strong presence of Capricorn. However, some relaxation of international travel occurred for many countries, something close to Sagittarius’ heart!
For example, as of November 2021, the USA eased travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers, marking a milestone in ending the pandemic. Even in Australia, in October 2021, the government announced the end of the blanket ban on foreign travel by Australian citizens, with some normal international flights commencing in early November 2021. This new optimism is also flagged by the developing Sagittarius period. Sitting in the middle of the Sagittarius nano-age and overflow (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) is the Sagittarius quasi nano-age (Oct 2021 – Jan 2023) and October 2021 represented a shift up in gear for Sagittarius. This is exactly what happened.
Before the arrival of Sagittarius at full strength in June 2022, there will be one more gear change, albeit less pronounced, as the Sagittarius nano-age has three nano-age decans, and the Sagittarius nano-age decan (Jan 2022 – Jun 2022) should continue to further promote optimism and international travel compared to beforehand.
Sagittarius can breed inflation, and there are already signs that this occurring – so it should pick up speed mid-2022 and promote an inflationary economic period well into 2023.
The Sagittarius coup de gras will occur in June 2022 when the exhausted Capricorn nano-age and overflow will leave the field of play, and Sagittarius will enter its most potent quarter extending from June 2022 until January 2023. It is unlikely that COVID-19 will depart in mid-2022 but it does suggest that a combination of vaccination and herd immunity may have cornered COVID leaving it as a more peripheral influence upon most societies around the world.
Aquarius micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024)
Another key player, if not the lead player in the pandemic, is the Aquarius micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) as Aquarius is the greatest disruptive sign in the zodiac. More people in the world have been more disrupted by the pandemic compared to anything else since the end of the Second World War. Therefore, it is very possible that COVID-19 will maintain a dwindling presence in the world until around November 2024 with just enough energy to continue its disruption – but at a reduced level. This is strongly supported by the fact that in June 2022, the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – Jun 2022) concludes, and therefore Aquarius will drop down a gear – but not disappear!
Libra quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2022 – May 2027)
The exit of the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan in June 2022 is replaced by the Libra quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2022 – May 2027), and Libra has been with us since December 2019 – but in its weakest quarter. The arrival of the Libra quasi micro-age decan in June 2022 does increase the influence of Libra and this is bound to manifest itself in some way. This could increase the focus of the role women have in society, new female leaders or some kind of female leadership breakthrough in the world, and due to Libra’s association with major blocs and alliances, the likelihood of some new international crisis leading to conflict or even war cannot be ruled out. However, the more likely time for such a major alignment of international forces against each other is mooted when Libra is at full strength in the five-year period commencing November 2024. Therefore, while I do not expect a major international conflict in 2022, a small possibility remains. (See The Next BIG Thing )
Nevertheless, there could be rising tensions associated with this approaching conflict, and these may become more prolific from June 2022 onward as Libra provokes an already dividing world. Recently, China has been railing against the return of something like the Cold War reflecting back to the second half of the 20th century when the world was divided between the Free World and the Communist Bloc. This coincided with the Pisces sub-age decan overflow (1910 – 1970) and bipolar signs such as Gemini, Libra and Pisces tend to split the world. Following the Pisces bipolar world we have existed under the influence of mono Scorpio, but this mono-world is showing signs of fracture due to the growing strength of Gemini. The world is in the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2059) with its strongest effects from 2029 onward. The world is indeed returning to a major split that will affect much of this decade and century, and one small step towards this widening rift will transpire from mid-2022 onward.
Cancer micro-age and overflow (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 – Nov 2029)
The third player in the pandemic is the Cancer micro-age and overflow (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) which experienced its most potent quarter from December 2014 to June 2022. Firstly, Cancer is often associated with plagues as Cancer is linked to the immune system because Cancer is the defensive sign without a backbone. This means that as of mid-2022, Cancer is coming off the boil, and so this will have a significant effect. Secondly, Cancer is the sign of the general public, and when the general public is stronger than usual, they tend to elect populace leaders that will pander to their knee-jerk desires. Under Cancer, Capricorn’s wisdom, logic and shrewdness get thrown out the window, and so leaders like Donald Trump can get elected president, the UK can vote for Brexit and the Philippine president can order the summary execution of drug users with apparent impunity. The other side of the lack of wisdom and logic is the spectacular growth of conspiracy theories where belief is elevated to being fact and lies can be called alternative facts!
From June 2022 onward, the Cancer influence does not disappear, but it does drop, so while populace leaders, with their thinly disguised anti-liberal and anti-democratic policies, will not just disappear, the ground they are standing upon is no longer as solid. This waning Cancer influence in mid-2022 is not limited to populace leaders but a whole range of subjects strongly associated with Cancer such as the Middle East, Mediterranean Sea, Islam and China to name some major players. All these areas have been greatly energized by Cancer, with 9/11 near the beginning of the Cancer period dramatically demonstrating its presence.
We can expect China to pull back from its stunning growth rate of recent decades, and there are signs this has already commenced, the Islamic terrorist and revolutionary influence will subside a little, the Middle East will stop being such a center of attention and the impact of Islam upon the wider world will also pull back. Refugees are just people looking for a new (Cancer) homeland, so there should also be a reduced impact of refugees or illegal immigrants as many governments prefer to label them.
Whatever is associated with Cancer, as indicated above, will subside – but Cancer’s ongoing influence will remain in place until the end of this decade at least – but not at the same intensity as we have been experiencing for the last 15 years. Of course, the subsidence of Cancer creates a vacuum, and this vacuum will be filled by Gemini.
Gemini quasi micro-age (Jun 2022 – Apr 2037)
The arrival of the Gemini quasi micro-age in mid-2022 is the most noteworthy astrological event associated with 2022 for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is the most ‘major’ of all the changes in 2022 and historically, such a change can create or precipitate the ‘next big thing’. The previous arrival in 2007 of a quasi micro-age was the Cancer quasi micro-age (Jul 2007 – Jun 2022). July 2007 marks the exact month that the Subprime crisis began as the following extract from Wikipedia explains:
“As housing prices fell, global investor demand for mortgage-related securities evaporated. This became apparent by July 2007, when investment bank Bear Stearns announced that two of its hedge funds had imploded. These funds had invested in securities that derived their value from mortgages. When the value of these securities dropped, investors demanded that these hedge funds provide additional collateral. This created a cascade of selling in these securities, which lowered their value further. Economist Mark Zandi wrote that this 2007 event was “arguably the proximate catalyst” for the financial market disruption that followed.”
“The crisis had severe, long-lasting consequences for the U.S. and European economies. The U.S. entered a deep recession, with nearly 9 million jobs lost during 2008 and 2009, roughly 6% of the workforce. The number of jobs did not return to the December 2007 pre-crisis peak until May 2014.”
Notice how May 2014 is just before the end of the Cancer micro-age in December 2014. Therefore the Subprime mortgage crisis leading into the Great Recession (Global Financial Crisis) is bookended by the exact halfway point of the Cancer micro-age marked by the beginning of the Cancer quasi micro-age in July 2007 but concluded just before the end of the Cancer micro-age in December 2014. This Cancer association to the Subprime mortgage crisis is found by its strong links to financing (Cancer) homes.
The arrival of each new quasi micro-age is not all going to be of equal importance due to resonance. The arrival of the Cancer quasi micro-age associated with the Subprime mortgage crisis in the USA occurred in a Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (Jan 2005 – Jan 2010 – Dec 2014) with the peak influence of Scorpio associated with the Scorpio quasi micro-age (Jul 2008 – Jul 2012) closely aligned to the Great Recession (2007 – 2009). However, these Scorpio periods associated with relatively tiny micro-ages, decans and associated quasi periods are all resonating with the massive Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970 – 2149) and so these small Scorpio periods draw upon the highly powerful sign of Scorpio that will remain in its strongest quarter until 2059. This was an economic crisis waiting to occur! [see Appendix A for more details on previous quasi micro-age cusps]
There is enough input from previous quasi micro-age cusps to develop an outline of what can be expected at or following the Gemini quasi micro-age decan cusps in June 2022:
- Gemini should make a significant impact upon the world including the internet,
- There can be a stressful period for the first 15 months following the cusp because the first nano-age associated with the cusp is the Sagittarius nano-age overflow (Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) and Sagittarius will ‘stress’ Gemini!
- The Gemini cusp in June 2022 feeds into the growing Libra micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2019 – Oct 2024 – Nov 2029) that historically creates the next big thing to impact the world.
What can we expect from Gemini? Will the internet become the focus of some kind of worldwide upheaval? Google has warned of a surge in activity by government-backed hackers in 2021. A spectacular rise in ransomware attacks could occur? Recently a UK spy agency disclosed that the number of ransomware attacks on British institutions had doubled in the past year. Will the internet become militarized or even be fragmentized with countries or regions blocking access from other parts of the world due to their nefarious online deeds? This possibility is explored in A cyber-attack with COVID-like characteristics?
Other Gemini archetypes that could get involved are: school students, journalists (Julian Assange?) and news organizations, cars and all forms of domestic transportations, postal organizations, tuberculosis and any lung disease (a primary organ associated already with COVID-19), cities, windmills, cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes, novels and novelists and so on. Regions with a traditional association with Gemini include North East Africa, Armenia, Lower Egypt, London and Wales. In addition, I have tentatively associated the following countries with Gemini based on my research of the astrological ages: the Koreas, Iraq, Singapore and Syria.
Something associated with Gemini is likely to precipitate or lead into the biggest conflict the world has experienced since the Second World War, and though this conflict could commence at any time, it is more likely to appear, or appear in its full form, associated with the second half of the Libra micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2019 – Oct 2024 – Nov 2029) commencing in October 2024.
Not all manifestations of Gemini archetypes from June 2022 onward need to lead to military conflict. For example, we should expect an increase in student activism as maturing youth discover the world is turning into a poison chalice due to the exponentially deteriorating environmental conditions in the world. Greta Thunberg and her peers are bound to make even a greater splash! Also, 2022 is likely to be the fulcrum year for the greening of transportation around the world with the shift to electric and hydrogen cars, buses and trucks significantly picking up momentum, though this may be seen more readily in hindsight some years from now.
The Koreas must be of concern, as having North Korea following a maniacal political ideology and armed with nuclear weapons does not bode well. The Libra micro-age decan and overflow should focus upon the major political blocs in the world, as is the nature of Libra, and so any conflict, military or otherwise, is likely to involve Libra-aligned China on the one side, and the USA on the other with many other countries gravitating towards one side or the other.
Of course, there is always Taiwan – the growing elephant in the room. Will Taiwan provoke the largest international conflict since the Second World War? I do not know the astrological signature for Taiwan, but it is believed that Taiwanese indigenous peoples settled the island around 6,000 years ago (4000 BC?) placing this firmly under the Gemini age overflow (5010 BC – 2862 BC) which would automatically meld Gemini to Taiwan. This could elevate Taiwan as the possible fuse for the coming international standoff or conflict?
There have been recent calls by China against the world deteriorating into the bipolar reality of the second half of the 20th century associated with the Cold War. This call by China is extremely unlikely to be heeded, as the world is accelerating towards a century and a half of polarization due to the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2088) compounded by the arrival of the Libra quasi sub-age in 2059. The world rarely unifies under bipolar zodiacal signs.
Aries nano-age decan overflow (Jan 2022 – Jun 2022).
There is a world of difference between a nano-age and a nano-age decan, but nano-age decans with a 5-month lead-in and a 5-month overflow do have a mild effect. The Aries nano-age decan has been with since August 2021 – but only in its formative stage. The Aries nano-age decan overflow commencing in January 2022 will heighten military tensions and aggressive tendencies around the world.
We have already seen some Aries-associated tension with the USA, Britain, Canada and Australia already applying a diplomatic boycott to the Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing China from 4th to 20th February 2022, but otherwise, it augers well for Aries sport provided it does not become an arena for international politics? Aries, along with Mars and the 1st house has always had a health connotation, and it is possible that the Omicron variant of COVID 19 is associated with the Aries nano-age decan and overflow? While the more powerful Aries nano-age decan overflow does not appear until January 2022, there is always a 4 stage structure associated with all ages and their sub-periods in macro-astrology. Stage 2 should have commenced from around late October or early November 2021 increasing slightly the strength of this Aries period. Any COVID variant that does have a health impact in the first half of 2022 should have less impact and be short-lived in comparison to the Delta variant.
We can also expect that there will be some military tensions and examples of more aggression in the world under Aries in the first half of 2022. For example, the Aries nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2007 – Apr 2008) in the previous Sagittarius nano-age (Dec 2012 – May 2013), 28 people, including the gunman, were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut in mid-December 2012. Other examples of Aries include bombs and bombings and multiple nuclear tests by North Korea, fires, damaging meteor strike. [See Appendix B for details of the previous Sagittarius nano-age (Dec 2012 – May 2013) and more.]
The Russian-Nato standoff over Ukraine and Russia’s position on the former eastern European nations previously aligned to the USSR but now members of NATO has been simmering for some months by the end of 2021 and is obviously aligned to the full Aries nano-age and overflow (Aug 2021 – Jan 2022 – Jun 2022). This has the potential to get more heated or explosive under the overflow period commencing in January 2021.
We can expect the likes of a hyper-aggressive North Korea with more nuclear tests at a minimum, terrorist bombings which could easily be risky for the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing China in February 2022, but otherwise an archetypal excellent time for a sporting event ruled by Aries. Unfortunately, school shootings or similar and destructive fires are also mooted. Certainly some increased military activity. Any negative activity associated with Aries will deflect a little from the growing optimism of Sagittarius, but Sagittarius should win out, and this should occur by June 2022 at the latest.
Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (Jan 2022 – Jun 2022 – Oct 2022)
This is just the most potent part of the larger Sagittarius nano-age and overflow (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) and the optimism and good fortune associated with Sagittarius should be at its maximum in this period, especially in the seond half. Despite any aggressive Aries developments in early 2022, the optimism of the world still progressively increase in the first half of 2022, so this should ‘limit’ any explosions from Aries.
Cancer nano-age decan and overflow (Jun 2022 – Nov 2022 – Apr 2023)
This is a strong period to take note of, especially towards the end of 2022, because this resonates with the whole Cancer micro-age and overflow (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) and so this is one of those times where the might of Cancer can express itself best. Despite the fact that June marks the official diminishment of the Cancer influence upon the world due to the end of the Cancer quasi micro-age, it is a quirk of the ages that any new quasi period (based on the 12 fold sign division) commences with a 1/12th influence of the previous zodiacal sign. So the Cancer quasi micro-age comes to an end but is given a gift of a little more focus at the start of the Gemini quasi micro-age. However, there is tension because while the focus temporarily returns to Cancer, the incoming Gemini quasi micro-age is creating a 12th house influence to Cancer.
This focus and tension upon Cancer will exacerbate negative issues associated with the Middle East, China, countries on the Mediterranean Sea, refugees looking for a new homeland, Islamic issues and even immunity issues taking into account COVID-19. Some unpleasantness from populace leaders, conspiracy theorists and the growth of fiction that many people belive are facts should also be expected. They have been with us for a while, but the amplitude of the problems in this area will be temporarily pronounced. This will be peaking from November 2022 into early 2023.
Scorpio nano-age (Jun 2022 – Aug 2023)
It is unlikely the world will respond much to this little Scorpio nano-age period as it will remain in its weakest part for the whole of 2022, and if it does raise its head in 2022, it will probably be some early signs of financial insecurity in the world – perhaps an increasingly skittish financial markets, or loan interest starting to rise or starting to have an economic impact? Banking jitters are common with Scorpio periods. The Scorpio story will be mainly focused upon 2023 but not in a major way – it usually takes a micro-age decan to strongly affect the world unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Despite forebodings about a major international crisis on the horizon in the years ahead, the major experience of 2022 will be the growing optimism and good fortune that Sagittarius will be progressively bringing to the world in the first half of 2022, and then, like a breaking wave, washing over the second half of 2022. Economic output and international travel will all benefit, though inflation may become an economic factor. The return of optimism and positive outlooks is magnified by Capricorn leaving the field after it has finally lost the joust with Sagittarius. It will not be all easy sailing as the Aries nano-age decan overflow will bring some small explosions in the first half of 2022. Developments in larger truculent issues should also be noticeable as the world swings away from the crisis of the pandemic and starts actively looking for the next crisis or major development in world affairs which will appear like clockwork.
APPENDIX A – Previous Quasi Micro-Age Cusps
What occurred at the arrival of the Leo quasi micro-age (Sep 1992 – Jul 2007)? There were two major developments plus one other notable change. Only one month after the start, and under Deng Xiaoping, several market-oriented reformers were promoted to the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China. This marked the acceleration of market reforms to establish a socialist market economy in China that sent China into economic overdrive and turned China into the second most powerful country in the world today. The Leo relationship to China’s Cancer is that Leo rules the 2nd house to Cancer, and the 2nd house is about income and wealth – something that the market reforms of October 1992 relatively quickly brought to China.
Almost equally notable, in January 1993 the European Economic Community eliminated trade barriers and created the European Union (EU) when the Maastricht Treaty came into force in 1993. The EU now represents 18% of the world’s economy and it is classified as an emerging superpower. The main sign for Europe is traditionally Pisces, and its astrological signature appears to be Pisces-Aries, as opposed to the USA which is Pisces-Aquarius. The link to Pisces is that Leo rules the 8th house of shared resources to Pisces – and the EU is principally about shared resources.
The arrival of the Clinton era in November 1992 with the defeat of the sitting president, George HW Bush created a mainly ‘bright’ time and Clinton left office with the highest end-of-term approval rating of any U.S. president since Franklin Roosevelt and his presidency has been ranked among the upper tier in historical rankings of U.S. presidents. He brought to the presidency the closest likeness to President Kennedy and it was a rare Clinton speech without quoting JFK. Following a devastating midterm defeat in 1994, Clinton decided he would govern mostly from the center, and the result was one of the most productive periods of any presidency in recent memory. His presidency reconnected Washington DC with Camelot. Clinton was a manifestation of Leo with four planets located in Leo including his Sun – the Monica Lewinsky affair conforms to our expectations about Leo the lion.
APPENDIX B – Previous Aries nano-age decan and overflow
Aries nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2007 – April 2008)
- More than 100 people were killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in Pakistan.
- The French military began a 5-month intervention into the Northern Mali conflict, targeting the militant Islamist Ansar Dine group.
- 39 international workers and 1 security guard died in a hostage crisis at a natural gas facility near In Aménas, Algeria.
- An estimated 245 people died in a nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
- North Korea conducted its third underground nuclear test, prompting widespread condemnation and tightened economic sanctions from the international community.
- A meteor explodes over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,489–1,492 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings. It is the most powerful meteor to strike Earth’s atmosphere in over a century. The incident, along with a coincidental flyby of a larger asteroid, prompts international concern regarding the vulnerability of the planet to meteor strikes. (Note, it is interesting that a space mission was launched in November 2021 in the Aries nano-age decan to attempt to deflect an asteroid in September 2022 as a test for protecting the earth from future major asteroid strikes).
- North Korea conducts its third underground nuclear test, prompting widespread condemnation and tightened economic sanctions from the international community.
- A meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,489–1,492 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings. It is the most powerful meteor to strike Earth’s atmosphere in over a century. The incident, along with a coincidental flyby of a larger asteroid, prompts international concern regarding the vulnerability of the planet to meteor strikes.
- The Central African Republic President François Bozizé fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after rebel forces capture the nation’s capital, Bangui.
- The UN General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the international trade of conventional weapons.
- Chechnya-born Islamist brothers (one of whom was a United States citizen) detonated two bombs at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States, killing 3 and injuring 264 others.
- The 2013 Savar building collapse in Bangladesh, one of the worst industrial disasters in the world, kills 1,134 people.
In the previous Aries nano-age decan overflow (May 2008 – Oct 2008) A fire broke out at Universal Studios Hollywood, resulting in widespread damage and reportedly destroying up to 175,000 master recordings by over 700 artists from the 1930s to 2000s. A North Korean border guard shot a South Korean tourist dead. Georgia invaded the breakaway state of South Ossetia, sparking a war with Russia and coincidentally, the 2008 Summer Olympics took place in Beijing, China. Air crashes also like Aries’ periods.
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