Is This an Act of War, or Just an Act of Revenge?
Usually when one entity slaps another, the implied challenge is justification for a duel.
Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, has ‘punished’ the United States of America for the assassination of their top General Qasem Soleimani, last Friday morning.
But their missiles seem to have (slightly) missed their intended targets.
Was that on purpose?
As part of this lead-up to the Saturn/Pluto conflict set for next Sunday, this would be totally in keeping with the Capricorn mindset of the conjunction.
In other words, restraint.
Note the Grand Trine involving the Saturn/Pluto conjunction and the Ascendant and the Midheaven. This timing looks almost astrologically driven. Also note that there are no inconjuncts. This is not a ‘message’ from God. This was an act of a nation against a man.
See: timing is everything. The Iranians needed to mourn their dead hero, and then they waited another day and another hour before striking back at American and Coalition airbases in Iraq. But according to the Iraqis, the Iranians warned them that the missile attacks were imminent. In other words, ‘get the hell out of Dodge’ before they land.
Moon Inconjunct Jupiter
We saw this one in yesterday’s post, so I won’t repeat it, but it is interesting to note that the inconjunct will be on the other side of the opposition line by the time Sunday comes.
Venus Inconjunct Uranus
You feel mixed up about whether you want to be close to others or be free. When you are really close to a loved one, you feel smothered and want to get away by yourself to do what you want. But when you are alone and free to do what you want, you miss your loved ones and want to be with them. It will take you several years to understand yourself enough so that you can strike a balance between these two needs, so be patient.
Your uncertainty about love and freedom will be even greater if one of your parents doesn’t seem to really love you steadily, if you feel you cannot count on that parent when you need help. This would make you feel that love is somehow unreliable, that you cannot depend on anyone who loves you. As a result, you won’t permit anyone to depend on you either.
This belief may make you irresponsible in relationships, so that you won’t fulfill people’s expectations even when you have agreed to do so. Don’t promise love that you cannot deliver. While you are young this is not a great problem, but when you are older, you will hurt your partner in a relationship by not being dependable or by not not being honest about your dependability. You may tell yourself that you want a steady love relationship, but then go after someone whom you know intuitively will not be reliable. But if you are honest about your need for freedom, this will not happen.
Mercury Inconjunct Midheaven
It is very important that you develop your mind and your powers of thought, so that you can use them to attain whatever objectives you set for yourself. However, before you can accomplish this, you may have to solve certain problems. You may feel that there is a tension between your natural spontaneous views and what is taught by your parents and other adults. Even though their teachings seem perfectly reasonable, you want to think matters through for yourself. But while you are young, you may not be able to accept your own ideas as valid if they contradict what you have been taught. Yet you cannot simply suppress your own ways of thinking. If you try, you will create tension and probably a gap between what you are trying to do and what you say. When you are older you may express this tension by making indiscreet remarks that totally get in the way of your objectives.
Recognize this tension within yourself and try to accept the fact that it exists. At the same time you should look for ways to resolve by learning how to think what you want to think and still accomplish your objectives. Just make sure as you get older that you set your own objectives rather than fulfilling other people’s expectations for you. Otherwise the problem of tension could get worse, and you could wind up very confused.
It is very important that you remember not to speak impulsively. If you do, it is very likely that you will put your foot in your mouth. Consider what you are going to say and how your words can further your objectives.
Neptune Inconjunct Midheaven
With this aspect you may have to build up your self-confidence considerably while you are young and learn that you are as worthy as anyone else. Even though these are your learning years, when you must develop a great deal of discipline, you still deserve as much consideration as anyone else. Your natural tendency is to yield to authority, so that those people who are most influential in your life, including your parents, should be very careful about how they exercise their authority over you. If they try to control you too much, or if they make you feel that you just aren’t able to manage your own affairs, it will be difficult to correct the effects of this negative influence later in life.
You are very impressionable, in that you pick up the energies around you very quickly. Therefore it is very important that you be surrounded by wholesome influences in your early years, because negative influences will weaken your self-esteem and make it much more difficult to accomplish anything when you are older. On the other hand, your impressionableness may give rise to some psychic ability, or at least a very sharp intuition when you are older.
While you are young, you won’t have a clear idea of what you want to do in life. In fact you may never orient your life around a single idea or purpose. But don’t worry. Your purpose in life may not be one that is readily defined in terms of a career or profession. More important may be your style of living or your experience of life. Simply learn to always be aware and to learn whatever there is to be learned. With your sensitivity and intuition you can understand much more than other people, especially those who have wrapped their lives around their career or profession.
According to Wikipedia, the Iranian Revolution took place in 1979:
“Demonstrations against the Shah commenced in October 1977, developing into a campaign of civil resistance that included both secular and religious elements, and which intensified in January 1978. Between August and December 1978, strikes and demonstrations paralyzed the country. The Shah left Iran for exile on 16 January 1979, as the last Persian monarch, leaving his duties to a regency council and Shapour Bakhtiar who was an opposition-based prime minister. Ayatollah Khomeini was invited back to Iran by the government, and returned to Tehran to a greeting by several million Iranians. The royal reign collapsed shortly after on 11 February when guerrillas and rebel troops overwhelmed troops loyal to the Shah in armed street fighting, bringing Khomeini to official power. Iran voted by national referendum to become an Islamic republic on 1 April 1979 and to formulate and approve a new theocratic-republican constitution whereby Khomeini became Supreme Leader of the country in December 1979.”
This means that the ‘modern’ version of this ancient nation is 40 years old. The country wants to be treated like an adult, not an unruly teenager. But the United States of America has yet to allow that to happen. So, the provocations that Soleimani carried out through proxies and other allies have finally resulted in his elimination by Trump.
It also makes an interesting diversion from Trump’s domestic troubles.
Everyone is claiming that they don’t want war. Really?