Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Understanding the world’s muted response to the Syrian massacres through the stars.

Saying goodbye

It’s an awful picture, isn’t it? Here are the residents of Houla in Syria burying their dead after 110 women and children were mercilessly killed by government troops. As I have found over the past year and a half in doing my website, if I look hard enough, I can see the answers to almost any world event through either the horoscope or through the relationships between the planets and the stars. In the past fortnight in Houla  and again tonight in Hamah, the atrocities keep coming and yet the world stands idly by. Why? I’ll try my best to explain.

Mars Antares

I am going to focus on the Houla story first through some fixed star relationships. The first is a paran relationship between Mars and Antares, a royal star which is known of the heart of the Scorpion in Scorpio. Here, on 25th May, the day of the massacre, when Mars was rising (hitting the horizon line), Antares was at the nadir of the chart (IC in red). This is a particularly strong connection because in ancient Astrology Mars was the original ruler of Scorpio before Pluto was discovered. When you get forceful Mars rising up combining with the royal star in the constellation of the fearsome Scorpion, the lord of the underworld at the bottom of the sky, then it doesn’t take much imagination that you will expect death and destruction. Bernadette Brady says just this, she quotes this relationship as indicating “life and death events”.

27th May

The second image also for the 25th May showed a relationship between the Moon and the fixed star Alphard which is the heart of the Serpent in the constellation of Hydra, both culminating at the Midheaven (MC) at the same moment in the heavens. Alphard is a passionate star, and is often associated with obsession of a goal, with strength and determination, however when there are darker elements involved at the time, then Alphard can be expressed through violent, murderous or chaotic action.  Now we have a relationship with the Moon, the planet which rules women, children, nurturing and the home. Put everything together and you can immediately understand the massacre of the innocent women and children in their own homes, especially as Mars and Antares were hooking up elsewhere in the sky, creating a nasty undercurrent to the overall picture.

Saturn Spica

Now seeing the awful pictures of women and dead children gunned down in cold blood surely would encourage the leaders of the world to act, yet nothing seems to be happening and the calls for the violence to stop falls on deaf ears. Why? Look at Saturn conjunct to the star Spica in the constellation of Virgo. If there is a more gentle and non threatening place in the sky that Saturn could be sitting, then this is surely it, connected to the brightest star in the hand of the goddess of the skies. Authority is calmed here, one carefully considers one’s options and action, if any is taken, is normally measured and controlled in fashion. Any forceful response from the world has been held back because of this Saturn/Spica conjunction in the skies, and we will not see any until Saturn moves away from Spica which sits at 24 Libra. Thankfully this will be soon to happen, as Saturn is moving retrograde through 23/22 Libra where it will station at the end of June before moving direct again. 

So astrologically, there is a window of opportunity opening on 7th June until 13th July but it will not be open for long. Despite this opportunity, I can only see two options available, as the major powers will not want to enter the viper’s nest that is Syria with it’s collection of differing regions and peoples, getting bogged down in another Middle Eastern war if they do. Either they will arm the Syrian people to fight Assad and his forces, or they will wait until Saturn moves out of range of this gentle influence when one assumes they will be forced to act out of sheer desperation to end the bloodshed.

Mars zosma 1

I move on to today’s reports (6th June) in Hamah region. Mars in the time since the 25th May has moved on to make a paran relationship with the fixed star Zosma. As you can see above Mars is reaching the Midheaven at exactly the same time as Zosma is. This is never a good connection as it predicts either a person or a group of people being victimised. As I write now, the BBC is saying that 86 people including 20 women and children have been killed.

Syria transits

If you look at the outer transits wheel you can see that Mars is now opposite the Syrian natal Moon symbolising the people. A chilling picture showing the forces of authority supressing the people. You know, this is such a sad transits chart. Disruptive and shocking Uranus is trine the brutal Pluto North Node conjunction, opposing the deceptive 12th house Neptune in the house of suffering, is square to the Syrian Sun which is being pressured by transiting Pluto and is sextile the very violent natal Uranus/Mars conjunction in the 8th house of death and underground acts. Neptune is also square this conjunction bringing confusion and despair and the transiting South Node is now conjunct this spot. The Nodes often signify a turning point and maybe, just maybe, the latest killing spree could jolt the world’s leaders into action?

Surely something must be done soon, and as transiting retrograde Saturn moves away from it’s conjunction with Spica and transiting Jupiter, which if anything could represent an international response, conjuncts Mars/Uranus & I hope the world will get it’s collective will around doing something to solving this intractable problem. The repressed and brutalised people of Syria deserve better than they are receiving right now…

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