A Victory in Iraq will make our country safer. (GWB March 19, 2006)
We're losing 50 to 60 people a day in Iraq, if this isn't a civil war then God knows what a civil war is. (Allawi former Prime Minister of Iraq, March 19, 2006)
Yes, only God knows!
The week before the eclipse, someone asked me what I thought the Lunar Eclipse of March 14th would bring. I looked at the chart and said it would either bring increased violence to Iraq or it would bring the complete end to the violence. We agreed that our hope would be the complete end, that hasn't been the case. Too often astrologers of both persuasions look for what they want to see in a chart, and usually find it because the energies are vast and includes losses and wins for whatever or whomever. Nothing is all bad or all good. For George Bush's administration, Halliburton, Root and Brown everything happening in Iraq is good and fulfills their agenda and is a win. For the people in Iraq, for the people who truly love and believe in Democracy and look for something better, it's a loss.
We got into Iraq on a lie and we are still there, for some that's a win, for others it's a loss. So you see, it's all in one's perspective and astrology will show you both.
The Sun square the Moon and Jupiter from the 12th to the 3rd can indicate someone who is generous to a fault, it can also indicate a story teller, someone who lives in an illusory world, or a liar of the first order. Thus far from a public perspective our President is on record with a series of obfuscation at best and a liar at the worst. He certainly tolerates liars around him as well as highly questionable people. In fact he rewards them.
You can find similar obfuscating aspects with Bill Clinton, the one thing lacking in Clinton's nature is a tendency to hide everything and surround himself in a cloak of secrecy, eventually, for Bill, the truth will always come out.
But enough about them, let's look at us with the Spring Solstice upon us and sandwiched between this month's two eclipses. There is a grand fire trine between the NN, Saturn and the Moon, from the 1st to the 5th to the 9th houses, activating our creativity and higher mind. Dare I hope this will mean more of an awakening of the populace? Well, I do hope.
We will be looking forward to Spring this year and several people will be planting gardens this spring, some for the first time. The Moon represents the people in a mundane chart and the people are looking for change, unfortunately ponderous Saturn, getting ready to go direct in early April, is languishing in the 1st house in this chart, forcing us to think and rethink our options for the future, at least for the summer months.
The Asc. of this chart is 29 degrees Cancer, either creating an end to fear on the "homeland" or an end of a sense of security, the Sun has just passed a trine to the Asc. so I'm counting on an end to fear. Jupiter in the 4th is still in a square to Neptune (but retrograding away from the square) leaving the trine from Mars the most viable aspect. I would say our "friends" whomever those might be (UK perhaps and some Middle Eastern Countries) are not being entirely truthful with this government, but the administration will not see this until it's too late for them to change a course they are on that's dependent upon the cooperation of other countries. The "lies" will be coming toward the US for a change instead of coming from us.
I think a massive economic fall will be headed off for March/April due to the retrograde Saturn in Leo, I also think the Jupiter/Neptune square is keeping the worst of our economic situation from us, however the administration via the media are beating the drums for some type of "doomsday" disaster and with Jupiter/Neptune we would not see it coming.
Mars will inconjunct Jupiter (over spending) in a few days, we can already see the effects of the Mars/Jupiter/Neptune aspects in the "spend like there is no tomorrow" budget the House just passed. Largest one in history and will indenture us, our children and grandchildren as far as the eye can see. Even New Orleans will cost an arm and a leg as government corruption is as rampant there as it is in Iraq.
What we the people have to do is to figure out something we have to sell to the government, inflate the price and hopefully get some of our money back from this den of thieves, we need Paul Newman and Robert Redford and "The Sting."
It's about money folks, it's always been about money and resources, who has them, who is going to get them, who can keep them and how. There are those among us who do their level best to live for something else and perhaps we are on the brink or dawn of finding something else to live for, but right now everyone's fear and anxiety is tied to money, power and resources, including this administration. We at least have that in common with them. We need a government who will work with us, not against us. This Solstice won't bring us that, but it is moving us closer.