by Jude Cowell
How Maliki and Iran Outsmarted US Troop Withdrawal peeks underneath our military tent but with little face-saving as we clear out as per Iran's instructions, some are saying.
As the last of US troops arrived in Kuwait this morning "around daybreak" after a necessarily secretive journey under cover of night, transit Saturn 27Lib17 was in 10th house (World Stage) and heading toward local Midheaven (MC 10Lib22) but America's natal Saturn 14Lib48 arrived at MC first.
Will the US troop withdrawal be seen by the world as a "fall from grace", the most karmic of implications for any 10th H Saturn? (ex: Richard Nixon was born with Saturn in 10th H.) As part of the process, I should imagine, especially after the interminable 8-year reign of Wussy Bush and Shotgun Cheney with their imperilist dreams of global conquest.
(For like most bullies, they don't go to much physical effort themselves, y'know, since they can bribe, intimidate, or inspire others into acting for them.)
Austerity v Entitlement
Opposite Saturn these days spins Jupiter Rx, here @ 00Tau28, with Jupiter the General about to Station Direct on Christmas Day (@ 00:22) though it will be in 2012 before tr Jupiter passes the 'shadow degree' of his Station Retrograde in late August 2011 @ 10Tau21. Financials should 'move forward' on various levels and in some ways during or after March 2012--perhaps lending will pick up in 2012 before the various economic collapses predicted for 2012.
So this period of time is the halfway mark in the current Jupiter-Saturn cycle--our societal planets that relate to social and financial cycles. Their 20-year cycle began on May 28, 2000 @ 22Tau43 ('23Tau' = "A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Gems", a symbol of the greed, fraud, racketeering, and heists we've so far seen since the much-touted New Millennium dawned.
The dichotomy of Jupiter's expansion principle and Saturn's restriction principle are one way of describing the yin-yang, black-white, positive-negative dualities of our world as the two 'flywheel planets' keep the Universe in balanced order and the planets orbiting in their courses.
US natal Mars/Neptune Square Triggered by Iraq War Withdrawal
As we might expect, the energies of America's 'misdirected, misguided, confused motivations' Mars/Neptune square is resonating with our withdrawal from Iraq and anyone who knows a fig about Mars/Neptune's ability to inspire misadventures of an aggressive kind must know something about America's natal horoscope and about our tiresome history of having our patriotism, nationalism, and emotions being played upon in order to rile us into war.
On Meet the Press today, David Gregory mentioned the ET time that our troops arrived in Kuwait this morning--11:31 pm EST, last evening (12.17.11) and a horoscope for that hour at the White House shows ASC 20Vir26 with Mars 16Vir23 rising along with US natal Neptune (uh oh, but this may relate to the masses of soldiers on the move--but also to the media's involvement in managing the US withdrawal so that the White House, Congress, and the Pentagon keep control of its PR affects--but read the article linked above, if you haven't, before you let December 2011's rainbows and lollipops compete with the 'joy' of flowers-in-gun-barrels that the Bush-Cheney regime promised our soldiers who'd be "greeted as liberators" in Iraq. Puh!
This does, however, place the problematic conjunction of US natal Neptune and President Obama's natal Mars front and center and I imagine that discrepancies concerning what may be our 'non-withdrawal withdrawal' will begin to surface more obviously soon--since our national Neptune veils and obscures BHO's Mars (motivation; desire nature; action) in fussy Virgo so that things are not fully revealed at this early juncture--and may never be, if Obama's globalist masters have their NWO way.
The Mars/Neptune duo rising may show that issues coming up concern members of our misdirected military such as wounded troops; matters to do with gas, oil, poisons, diseases and infections may be rising as well and of course, the GOP will try to poison everything they can on these topics without pointing fingers at themselves (again, please read the above linked article about the outmaneuvering of the smartypants twins, Bush and Cheney.) It's doubtful that Mr. Obama will be allowed to crow for very long with Republicans croakingly echoing Rove's talking points against a Democratic White House in mainstream media and in GOP-based media like FOX News.
Yet naturally, political animal President Obama hopes for a 'bump' in his poll numbers and an increase in the Democratic voter turn-out in November 2012. Guess we'll be hearing more of what our soldiers really think of Barack Obama as the political campaign grinds on and though I've not had a chance to post the Inauguration 2013 horoscope yet, I do think astrologically that Mr. Obama has an edge toward winning a second term.
Now with the White House's 11:31 pm ASC on 12.17.11 @ 20Vir26, there's a Fixed Star rising as well: *Denebola; potential keywords include: 'going against society; out of the mainstream' (Brady's Book of Fixed Stars); also, 'catastrophe; natural disasters; distress; happiness turns to despair; undesirable associates; vindictiveness; mental illness; disease' (like yellow cake fever?)--and, 'honors'. (Horary Astrology Plain & Simple, Anthony Louis.)
Yes, the US Withdrawal chart has quite a cosmic mix for a war that never should have been lied about and entered into in the first place. Looking back, it's easy to wonder why the American taxpayer ever paid for a minute of it given that we're losers (along with the now-poorer Iraqi people--we're all poorer except for those of the 1% who began the conflagration.)
And now we must fret over which war of aggression Washington has next on its infamous Shock'n'Awe to-do list. Hopefully, this won't include a police state style war on the American people who have taken to the streets in order to declare an end to the 1%'s occupation of America.
As many people have been aware of for some time, the world is at a dangerous crossroads, and for more on such sobering topics, I recommend Michael Chossudoveky's article Global Warfare: Targeting Iran: Preparing for World War III.
Actually, you know what? The following video supports my theory that Obama's n Mars veiled by our US n Neptune (military = Mars; non-withdrawal = Neptune with its myriad deceptions) is the order of the day, the day the Iraq War "ended" for thousands of US soldiers and their families, at least. And hopefully for the Iraqi people though poverty is increased and women are worse off.
Here a former Indian envoy to Iraq discusses Iraq's high quality oil which the US has no intention of leaving in the care of the Mullahs of Tehran--a condition which plays handily for Washington into their plan for a coup against Iran.
This is all so wrong.
In addition, you may wish to check out Iraq Under Whose Sovereignty: Maliki's or the Mullahs in Tehran?
Astro-Note: the Moon (populace; the people; the public; public mood) in the Iraq War Ended chart set for Kuwait is @ '28Virgo'...the Sabian Symbol could be Maliki-like, or a call for someone new:
"A Baldheaded Man Who Has Seized Power"..."Keynote: The sheer power of personality in times that call for decisions."
"...there comes a time when obsolescent patterns of order and cultural refinement have to be radically and relentlessly challenged. Catabolic personages emerge to seize power and dictate decisions that alter the structures of society...traumatic decisions are made. At such times, the issue has to be met and, ruthless as the power may appear, it must be accepted.
Everything bows to the POWER OF THE WILL--divine, executively human, or Satanic."
And Satan always backs all sides of every issue and just loves it when we fuss and fight.
Last official numbers I heard (on MTP) were:
My prayers are with all participants and the innocent victims of Bush's ill-fated, oil-grabbing war.
US dead 4,482
US wounded 32,200
Numbers are approximate, conditions can change.
Human costs to the Iraqi people are difficult to fathom or confirm but we know that the increased numbers of widows from the war should be on the consciences of someone in America and Europe, don't you think?
*Denebola conjoins the natal MC (The Goal; Aspirations; Public Status) of VP Joe Biden and his machinations behind the scenes of the withdrawal are expectable; interestingly, Jupiter Rx 00Tau28 conjoins VP Biden's natal Moon 00Tau59 in natal 5th H, denoting a time of happy feelings and a resultant boost to Joe's popularity--which can only be good for Mr. Obama's re-election bid.
Joseph Biden: November 20, 1942 8:30 am EWT Scranton, PA (Rodden Rating: A.)
Iraq War March 20, 2003 6:35 am BAT Baghdad, Iraq (Rodden Rating: A); ASC 8Ari16; MC 4Cap59 where transiting Pluto has been hanging about for some time and now approaches Iraq War's Mars 9Cap41 in 10th H, a karmic period when greater control will be demanded by the wealthy plutonians (sabotaging Pluto) who masterminded the take-over of the Middle East using the US military as its primary global police force in collaboration with the U.N. and NATO.
'28Virgo' from An Astrological Mandala by Dane Rudhyar.