Monday, September 02, 2013

Will US strike Syria? I look at the astrology

A number of you have emailed me about the astrology of the US/Syria situation. Will the US attack? Astrology is not about inevitabilities but trends and likelihoods. So here’s my analysis in plain English – with footnotes for fellow astrologers.

In the week of September 9, the US Congress will be asked to back President Obama’s proposed military action against Syria. I have chosen September 9th for this forecast because this marks the first day of the US government’s debate. I looked at three natal-transits charts: Syria’s, the US’s and Obama’s. All three charts suggest a likelihood of US military action against Syria.

Syria (1 January 1944, midnight, Damascus)
On the 9th, violent and disruptive energies are present.[1] Actions decided on between September 9 and 11[2] will have the quality of violence with a transformative effect – whether this happens days or weeks or months later. The action is aimed squarely at the governing power[3]. At the same time, there is a major indication that power is exerted over the governing authority in some shape or form – and this indicator remains valid to October 29[4]: it therefore may be the case that Syria is subjected to external attack by a foreign state – this is one of a number of possible scenarios. The Syrian government is nonetheless confident, even smug – this could be because of perceived successes or misjudgement – or a miscalculation.[5]

US (4 July 1776, 5:10 pm, Philadelphia)
On and around the 9th, the US chart reflects an instinct to act on high principle[6]. There’s a sense of ‘social duty’ and of public/media debate involving government.[7] And there’s a high likelihood of a decision to take military action.[8] The focus of this action is another country (or ‘abroad’).[9] From September 16, the risk of military action increases.[10] However the legality or constitutional justification appears confused.[11] If the congressional debate is not finalised before September 13 (Friday), there’s a chance the US will decide against war.[12] So, Obama is less likely to win support the later in the week a congressional decision is made.

Obama (4 August 1961, 7:24 pm, Honolulu)
On or around the 9th, Obama is under tremendous strain and possible criticism. Actions can be thwarted or questioned – some sort of deception cannot be ruled out.[13] But by the next week, the 16th onwards, Obama appears to be in much more energised form – the planets support a war-like identity in this time.[14] The weekend of September 14-15 also could be crucial for decisions related to military action.[15]

For Obama the challenge is to make real a principle or ‘dream’.[16] At worst, there is likely to be confusion between fact and fantasy and the challenge to make clear what is murky or concealed. At best, law and clarity can be applied to an area of chaos – the area identified as foreign by house position.[17] However, the triggering of a chaotic indicator in the chart is an unfortunate development, suggesting a debilitating period ahead for Obama, especially if he’s acting on misinformation or against government wishes.[18]

What can't be ruled out is that Obama launches a military strike against Syria without Congress' approval.

[1] Tr Mars conjunct natal Pluto in Leo in 10th
[2] Above conjunction in orb
[3] 10th house
[4] Tr Pluto conjunct natal Sun in Capricorn in 3rd
[5] Tr Jupiter conjunct natal MC in 10th
[6] Tr Mars in Leo on natal True Node in Leo
[7] Tr Mercury conjunct Midheaven
[8] Tr Mars sextile natal Uranus
[9] Natal Uranus on descendant
[10] Tr Mars ingresses 9th house (Equal House)
[11] Tr Saturn inconjunct natal Uranus
[12] Tr Sun conjunct Neptune in 10th (Sept 14-16)
[13] Tr Mars square natal Neptune
[14] Tr Mars conjunct Sun
[15] Tr Sun conjunct natal Mars
[16] Tr Saturn conjunct Neptune in 9th
[17] 9th
[18] Natal Neptune in 9th


C Rehill said...

One would suggest Syria was "born" about 5000 BC.

Madame Arcati said...

Syria can be traced back to 10,000 BC in fact. In astrology one takes the starting point of the current state (eg, the United Kingdom in its current form came into existence in 1801 with the union of GB and Ireland).

In the case of Syria, its present state was 'born' on Jan 1 1944 with the transfer of power from France to the Syrian govt. However, some astrologers use different starting dates, depending on their interpretation of history.

But I am quite certain you did not really expect a response.

C Rehill said...

I am sneezing like fuck with some virus brought back from Bab Al Hawa. Syrian bastards!