Aug 2, 2006
Iran and August 31
What's special about August 31 for Iran? You see here Iran's national chart with transits of August 31, sunrise, Tehran...and a few contacts stand out.
There is a double emphasis on Saturn-Ascendant: tr Saturn to natal Asc, with natal Saturn ascending.
So what does the Saturn-Asc combo indicate? Inhibitions, frustrations, and control, as we know. There's a tendency to feel oppressed and hindered, along with a gaining-of-experience vibe.
In Tyl's Solar Arc Directory (which may also be used for transit info) we find:
Saturn to Asc: controlled or inhibited personality; and
Asc to Saturn: maturity, wisdom, and patience openly shown.
There's a quality of "testing" or being tested to Saturn-Asc contacts--sounds appropriate for secret nuclear tests, doesn't it? (8.27: Or missile tests which were begun mid-August.)
But there's also an inability to develop the right way (uh-oh) and a leaning toward a *wrong outlook on life (toward death instead? Hope they don't mistakenly blow up their labs and their people with them...abominable blowback is as likely as getting it right...if not more so.)
On Iran's n Asc/Desc axis is the current and ongoing Saturn-Neptune opposition with its Reality vs Deception influence...reality vs the appearance of reality.
Tr Neptune is back to the "A man unmasked" degree, and Saturn has reached the "A chemistry teacher" degree. Who will be unmasked? And who is the chemistry teacher? Apparently it's someone older--Saturn, the old man, the senex.
Neptune (mysticism; spirituality) is traditionally associated with the Mid-East (as is the Saturn-Uranus combination.) And sadly the world is seeing many Saturn-Neptune dissolutions of earth such as natural disasters...will Iranian earthquakes disrupt their underground facilities?
(Possibly I have mentioned before that Iran's n Asc degree "18Leo" is the 8.11.99 Eclipse degree--Nostradamus' foreseen "King of Terror" solar eclipse. It was triggered on 9/11/01 by tr Venus, and as tr Saturn approaches 18 Leo, I shudder.
The wonderful astrologer Robert Blaschke has said that bin Laden may be caught or killed during this transit (Saturn = responsibility.) May that be all Saturn brings with this conjunction!
So when does Saturn trigger this degree? Tr Saturn 18 Leo:
...first week Sept,'06; second half of March; all of APRIL,'07 (with Direct Station on or about April 19); and most of May, 2007.
Another hook-up that stands out in the transits to Iran's chart is tr NN (a joining or associative point) conjunct n Mars (war; violence; aggression; quarrels; action; energy)...
Again from Tyl> NN to Mars: combined efforts pay off. (Et tu, Syria?)
Tr Sun-Mars = n NN: joint undertakings.
Tr Moon-Jupiter = n Uranus: expectation of reward; confidence.
Also there's n Saturn-NN = Solar Arc ASC (14Vir08): appearing alone; pulling back; going away; separation. (Doesn't sound good for aggreements or cooperation with the West...no surprise.)
Iran's Secondary Prog'd chart:
In Iran's Secondary (and Solar Arc Directed charts), Sun now at 7Tau57 conjunct natal Chiron/Mc--and Chiron has connections to atomic-nuclear issues, as we know (see Barbara Hand Clow's book on Chiron, would be my advice.)
Iran's nuclear aspirations (Mc) are clear for the world to see, in spite of their denials, and I have similar feelings about their gaining experience in this area, just as with the US--if all your people are fed, sassy, and happy, have at it.
But as long as people are in need--you're out of your psychopathic, death-worshiping minds.
jc 8.2.06 2:52 pm (with some updating: 8.27.06 10:26 pm)
tags: Iran War Nuclear Tests Missile Tests
*The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin (I reviewed this book on Amazon many moons ago) and Solar Arcs, Dr. Noel Tyl