Currently there's unrest in Iran. The conservative Ahmedinajad, backed by the ruling clerical elite, claim a real election and detractors claiming voter fraud. It has been a catalyst for civil unrest which is getting increasingly unmanageable and also a number of the Mullahs (agents of the clerical oligarchy) are now marching with protesters. - Iran
Of course astrology can have this clearly, so let's see what is happening.
You can find three main things happening here:
1. Saturn go back to the February 1, 1979 Iran Chart (The existing Islamic Republic of Iran going on February 1, 1979)
2. Jupiter retrograde with Neptune in Aquarius. Jupiter is the planet of philosophies and religion, Aquarius is the sign of social reform and seeing towards the dignity of most - the normal man. Greater than another sign, Aquarius relates to Democracy.
3. Mars/Venus conjunction in Aries, a signal of courageously defending our principles with passion and enthiusiasm. In Vedic Astrology Aries will be the sign of the Rajasic warrior, the active fighter - whereas Sagittarius and Leo (the pother fire signs) are the symbol of the Sattwic warrior (bringing nobility towards the cause). There is no Tamasic warrior.
First of all a few dates which are important.
June 12, 2009 is an important date since it was the Iranian election day.
June 15, day one of violent protests and civilian deaths, can also be important.
On June 12 the Moon entered sidereal Capricorn, joined sunlight, Mercury and exalted Mars in the February 12, 1979 Iranian Chart. It is indeed my feeling a Capricorn ascendant is the most accurate for the Iranian Chart - making this Moon on election day to in the first house.
This time around produces a Capricorn ascendant - w/ Sun, Mercury, Mars within the first house - Saturn in the 8th house with Rahu - Moon in Pisces within an exchange with exalted Jupiter. Venus the fifth and 10th house ruler inside the 12th house. This chart describes a militant, closed, fear based and conservative regime - then one propped up by imposing religious ideology (Jupiter, 3rd and 12th lord exchanging with Moon, 5th lord). The us government even moved as far as to issue state sanctioned killings of writers, supporting terrorism and "jihaad" and advocating wiping Israel off of the map.
I am now using this rising sign as the Iran Chart, (7AM) not enough time of 9:30 AM i have experienced posted before.
The moon could have transited total three planets within the ascendant on election day - The sun's rays, 8th house ruler - Mercury, 6th and 9th house ruler and Mars, 4th and 11th house ruler. Additionally, Rahu has been in the Iranian first house since May 2008, showing the opportunity of political fracture and reinvention (also nuclear energy).
Final month 15 Jupiter turned retrograde, using the Moon having just transited on the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction the day before - this transit happening in egalitarian Aquarius. Jupiter retrograde in exact addition to Neptune is very powerful as Jupiter turns retrograde for close to five months on this day - he'd been stationed for many weeks - moving very slowly. Jupiter shows our philosophies and the retrograde motion shows things copying, being reflected upon and internalized.
The influence of Neptune brings a desire to dissolve boundaries and illusion and correct to something higher and more worthy. In reality, I've got a problem with the typical interpretation of Neptune as a higher octave of Venus and find out it a lot more linked to Jupiter - as after all - Jupiter is the co-ruler of Pisces (Neptune's supposed sign) NOT Venus.
Jupiter may be the planet of abstraction and philosophy, the same as Neptune - Venus is extremely worldly,... but we'll leave that debate for an additional time.
So, when we have all of the mystical dreamy desire to dissolve boundaries then why the violence and authoritative backlash. Well, high is violence there is Mars - And then there is authoritative response there is certainly Saturn.
By transit Venus begun to close on Mars, eventually surpassing him in the sky. In reality when this crisis began Venus was behind Mars above and today she actually is past him, with a higher degree of celestial longitude. This crisis has unfolded amidst a fresh Mars/Venus cycle. Venus and Mars chose to make this same conjunction in Sidereal Aries in 1979. In those days Iranian women latched onto the streets to protest the edicts passed down by the Ayatollah and women's rights protests broke out all over the middle east and Japan that year and the Mars/Venus cycle perfected in Aries.
Remember that the Mars/Venus conjunction in Aries will demonstrate the business of women's rights.
In particular on June 19, Venus, Mars and the Moon joined at exactly 19 of Sidereal Aries. Venus and Mars danced across the identical degree until now (June 23). On Saturday June 20 a young Iranian woman, Neda, was slain inside the streets and has now be a martyr for bigger social causes.
The Mars/Venus conjunction in Aries ( a masculine warrior sign and said) indicates the chance to women (Venus) as well as the potential to empower them after tragedy.
Ever since then there is an increase in stature and notoriety of Iranian women on this struggle, long oppressed and marginalized - they are becoming the heroines. I see this part of the conflict will require on new life. A worldwide rallying cry for Arab females and greater tolerance will observe. This unrest within the election is shaking the very foundation of fundamentalism in Iran. This can be shown through the Saturn return happening within the February 12, 1979 Iran Chart.
At the inception with the Islamic Republic of Iran Saturn and Rahu were in Leo, the identical position of transiting Saturn in the sky now. This shift is interesting when viewed with regards to the current US election and also the rise from the Democratic party. The usa election of 1980 ushered in the era of Reagan and his republican agenda, which is now just about dead. The fortunes of Ronald Reagan were closely linked with the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. This crisis was probably the most visceral symbol of Jimmy Carter's failure to guide and inspire. - Iran