Carving Up the Middle-East in 1916

The Sykes-Picot Memorandum

I watched Lawrence of Arabia all the way through yesterday, for the first time in years. The Sykes-Picot Agreement was referenced in the movie. That got me to thinking: would it be possible to create the chart for this infamous event?

The timing is random, but well within the realms of possibility. It’s the initialing of this memorandum that started the ball rolling, a ball that would roll over the Arabs of the Middle East for a century.

There are three inconjuncts:

Mars Inconjunct Ascendant

The difficulty with this aspect is to find a balance between getting what you want in life and getting along with others. More than most people, you will have to learn the necessity of compromising to get along with people, especially because you often seem more aggressive than you are… At times you may feel that nothing is going your way, that you continually have to give in to others and put your own wishes aside. However, it is not really this bad. You do not actually have to compromise any more than anyone else, but you are more reluctant to do so.

Saturn Inconjunct Uranus

Many people have this conflict, but in your case the tensions may be so severe that you express them physically as muscle tension and possibly nervousness. You feel that somehow you must keep everything in your life under tight control, that if you let go, the whole structure will fall apart. In a very real and direct sense, you must learn to relax.

Neptune Inconjunct Midheaven

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 life, because negative influences will weaken your self-esteem and make it much more difficult to accomplish anything later. On the one hand, your impressionability may give rise to some psychic ability, or at least a very sharp intuition.

So, I think these inconjuncts delineate the initial three parties to this agreement: Mars is Britain; Saturn is Russia; and Neptune is France. The Uranus aspect with Saturn is the Russian Revolution which happened within two years of the agreement’s inception.

Behind all this political maneuvering was the ultimate creation of the State of Israel.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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2 Responses to Carving Up the Middle-East in 1916

  1. cdsmiller17 says:

    I originally considered calling this post: Carving Up Turkey in 1916…


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