Thursday, September 16, 2010

pakistans natal chart


pakistans natal chart


Event:August 15, 1947, 12:01 AM
in:Karachi (Pakistan)
Sun: 21°04' Léo
Moon:26°29' Cancer
Ascendant: 29°28' Aries
Midheaven: 20°26' Capricorn
Chinese Astrology: Fire Pig
Numerology: Birthpath 8
Popularity: selected 3,659 times, 5th event

The dominant planets

Why is it interesting to study an event's astrological chart? The natal chart, dominant planets and their distribution for "PAKISTAN : HOROSCOPE, MUNDANE CHART" for example? Because a branch of astrology analyses events by referring to the astrological chart of their creation or beginning. Thus, it is possible to cast the chart for a company, a city, a country, an earthquake, a scientific discovery and so forth.
Through chart analysis and forecast, this branch of astrology provides information about the quality of a given event and reviews its positive or negative potential (success of a company, a project, an encounter etc.). Or it can simply allow you to analyse the static natal chart itself (natural disaster, invention etc.) for astrological research purpose.
Of course, in the case of these mundane or specific event charts, an astrological portrait is irrelevant. But all the rest remains valid: dominants, statistics for the positions of planets, signs, houses etc. These kinds of charts' interpretative techniques constitute a full-fledged discipline in itself, different from that of personal charts.
One must be careful when interpreting those event charts for two reasons: firstly, the major difficulty is to determine the exact date that symbolizes the event - and the exact time if possible. If we take, for example the creation of a company, there are several possible dates: the date when the partners agreed to create it is a first possibility; the date the statutes were registered, or the date of the company's legal incorporation, shortly afterwards, are also valid. We could also imagine that the date and time of the creation of its name also represent its birth. In any case, the issue is to identify "what symbolically represents best the creation of that event". This is the real first difficulty, in most cases.
The other reason why one must be cautious is only because this discipline is more difficult to study - its outcomes are less reliable than those of a personal chart. Good results are yielded, indeed, but pleading in favour or against it is not the point here. The technique exists, just as mundane astrology and the study of planetary cycles are there to explain world events located in space and time.
Therefore, these pages give the natal chart of "PAKISTAN : HOROSCOPE, MUNDANE CHART" with the position of planets, signs and houses, as well as the graphs of the dominants and planetary distributions.

Hemispheres and Quadrants for this event

Elements, Modalities and Polarities for this event

Dominants: Planets, Signs and Houses for this event

pakistans natal horoscope

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Horoscope of Pakistan:
Independence from the British

Astrocartography of Pakistan
Moon = 021
Uranus = 030
Mars = 041
Mercury = 101
Neptune = 131
Saturn = 211
Pluto = 211
Sun = 221
Jupiter = 221
Venus = 421

Node = Transcendental (100)

[Least-aspected Moon] [Uranus]

     Pakistan: Independence from the British

Primary Transcendental Moon, Secondary Transcendental Uranus.

Aug. 15, 1947
00.00. AM INT (-05.30)
067E03'00"; 24N52'00"
Asc: 17 Ta 32; Mc: 04 Aq 32

Source: Nicholas Campion, "Book of World Horoscopes," p. 273.  

Other horoscopes for Pakistan:
The proclamation of the Republic of Pakistan

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Right now: Moon at 5°35' Capricorn, Sun at 4°50' Cancer

Pakistan - Mundane Astrology

Horoscope of Pakistan · Pakistan's natal chart

The modern state of Pakistan was established on 14 August 1947, 9:30am, Karachi, gaining independence from the British together with India, but the region it encompasses has an extensive history that overlaps with the histories of Ancient India, Iran and Afghanistan.
The other important day in Pakistan's history is March 23, 1956, 7:05 am Karachi, when Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (Natl Day).

Friday, March 26, 2010

mundane astrology lesson

The Houses and What They Govern in Mundane Astrology
1st House - Corresponds to the nation and its people, first impressions, the image of the nation and outer persona of it's people.
This represents the nation or group as a whole, the country and its inhabitants and often, its physical condition. The sign on the cusp may be representative of its self image or its myths and national characteristics. The 1st house concerns are: interior affairs, urban population, domestic affairs, general conditions, psychology of the masses and grassroots opinions. Planets in the 1st House are important and their energies add to the interpretations.
2nd House - home trade, money markets, banks and financial institutions, investments, national wealth and values.
Represents the conditions of supply and demand, the manner in which food and other resources are produced. It shows banks, the economy in general, stocks and bonds, the Gross National Product(GNP) the treasury, currency and its circulation, consumer spending, commerce, and debt owed by the nation to others. It shows how the collective feels about the security gained from material resources, societal values, and what society holds in high esteem.
3rd House - all forms of transportation, authors, bridges, communications, postal service, education, media, literature.
This house represents all methods of transportation and communications, ruling roads, railways, telephones, schools, newspapers, television, freedom of speech, the common language, treaties signed by the country, neighboring nations, diplomatic messages, rumors, foreign affairs (with the 9th House).
4th House - agriculture, farming, crops, land, houses, real estate, mines, coal pits, minerals, quarries, the weather, the opposition party in government.
This house signifies the land, its values as real estate and agriculture, housing and living conditions. It is the foundation or base of the society and its traditions. It is a place which reflects nationalism and patriotism, it is the folk-soul of the nation. It rules underground water supplies, and indicates the weather conditions. It signifies the people versus the government, and signifies the party not in power.
5th House - theatre, arts, places of entertainment, sports, fashion, leisure, children, games of chance, speculative interests, linked to Stock Exchange, colonies, dependencies
This house represents enjoyment, fun, entertainment, theaters, sports and social functions. It rules children and the birth rate, as well as schools (with the 3rd), and is linked to the economy through speculation and the Stock Exchange, although the actual stocks and bonds belong to the 2nd House.
6th House - public health, sanitation, food, national service, army, navy, police, civil service, trade unions, working class.
Because of its links to service, the 6th House rules workers, the laboring classes, unions, labor organizations, wage conditions, employment and unemployment, and the civil service. It also rules the armed forces and the police as well as issues concerning national defense.Through its connection with health, the 6th House rules places serving food and drink, public health and health workers.
7th House - foreign relations, treaties and/or disputes, business relationships, agreements.
This house rules our relations with other societies or nations or organizations. It rules treaties, alliances, marriage and divorce issues, public relations, the balance of trade, the conditions of women, and situations of overt aggression.
8th House - taxes, deaths, probate, inheritance, losses, international finance, multi-national corporations and social security.
This is the house of financial relations with other nations or groups, multinational or transnational corporations are ruled by the 8th House, as is debt owed to the nation, and foreign investment. This house also rules the death rate, suicides, state funerals, interest rates, pensions and social security and advisors to the heads of state.
9th House - foreign lands, high seas, ecclesiastical and legal professions, religious affairs and religion, the church, justice, lawyers, higher education, overseas, publishing.
This house is also connected to foreign relations and long distance travel. It indicates the type of philosophies the nation or group have. It rules the courts and judges, the churches and clergy, universities and professors as well as how the nation feels about higher education; science and satellite tranmissions.
10th House - the president, prime minister, the sovereign and their government, prestige of the country, parliament, aristocracy.
This is the house which rules the government, the leadership or ruling class. In a nation's chart it rules the national reputation and prestige, world opinion, the party in power, the chief executive, and the nations influence in the world as well as the ideals which the society tries to attain.
11th House - associations and community groups, exchequer, allies of the country, local government.
This house rules the institutions of government such as the legislature, Congress, Senate or the House of Commons or Politburo, as well as local governments. The 11th represents the national purpose or purpose of the group as well as its hopes and dreams and friendships.
12th House - hospitals, prisons, institutions and any place of confinement or detention, charities, secret groups, secret government entities and enemies within.
This house rules things that are hidden or secret. It rules hospitals, terrorist activities, hostage situations. behind the scenes manipulation, slavery, human rights issues, criminals and crime, prisons, charitable institutions, third world nations, spies and secret enemies, covert aggression or conditions of exile.
The Planets and what they rule in Mundane Astrology
Sun - Keywords: The monarch, Prime Minister, President or other leading authority, government In the natal chart of a country or organization, the Sun shows the national identity and pride, or its lack.. The Sun's placement by sign, aspect and house will mirror much of the character of the nation or organization. It will show the type of government and its administration.
The condition of the leader of the nation as indicated by the Sun often reflects the well-being of the nation itself. Difficult aspects to the Sun show internal tensions and are an indicator of the nation's prime adversaries. It can show the manner in which a nation expresses itself and the way in which it is seen by foreigners. The Sun rules the entertainment industry as a whole, films, theater, tourism, gold mining, solar power and to some extent, politics as a profession.
In an Ingress, Lunation or Eclipse chart the Sun represents the executive head of the nation, or in monarchies, the crowned head. It indicates the person in charge of any undertaking large or small. The Sun rules influential business and political leaders, heads of corporations and popular public figures.
Moon - Keywords: General public and their opinions, families, community, women, agriculture The Moon signifies the people, the masses, commoners and the population as a whole, as well as the entire concept of democracy. It especially rules women in the nation state or organization as well as the manner in which the collective regards its female members. In general, it represents the popular opinion and mass idealologies. In a natal chart of a country, the Moon governs food supplies, or their lack and is one indicator of the natural resources of the nation. It is an indicator of the quality of life within the country and also rules internal security issues.
If afflicted either natally or in transit charts, the Moon can indicate famine, ethnic and racial discord and general unrest among the people. It can also indicate a lack of birth control, food, rationing or inflated food prices. Water pollution or the repression of women and welfare abuse.
When well aspected, the Moon promotes peace, promises abundant harvests, and indicates conditions of well-being for the population.
In the Ingress, Lunation or Eclipse charts the Moon signifies the population as a whole and rules public opinion. It denotes women in general, and any occupation connected with water or common public needs. Public Utilities such as water and power and their distribution are Moon ruled.
Mercury - Keyords: Education, communication, literature, media, advertising Mercury represents the means by which individuals in a country or organization communicate with one another, therefore all forms of communication and travel by rail, sea, air, road, mail, speech, writing newspapers, magazines etc are Mercury ruled. Mercury also governs education and intellectual movements and trends, as well as schools, political announcements and media events of all kinds. Mercury is the voice of national opinion. It rules youth in general and denotes science, documents and treaties.
In the natal chart of a nation Mercury indicates the literacy rates, information and propaganda, bureaucracy and how well communication is developed within the country, as well as the condition of the system of roads and highways. A well aspected Mercury is indicative of high literacy rates, educational systems that are modern and well attended, as well as information which is easily available and uncensored.
In the Ingress, Lunation or Eclipse charts an afflicted Mercury can bring censorship, student or teacher strikes, problems with young people, illiteracy, high rates of traffic fatalities or transportation accidents, air pollution, gas leaks and (when in a human sign) epidemics.
Venus - Keywords: The arts, music, theatre, pleasures, fashion, cinema In a nation state Venus represents everything that is pleasant and enjoyable such as the arts, entertainment, music and other social pleasures, as well as diplomacy, protocol and ceremonial functions.. It is associated with both peace (soft aspects) and with war - especially when a war is being fought to right wrongs or change a balance of power, or involvement with negotiations leading to peace. It rules fashion and glamour, artists and the feminine archetype as well as the aesthetics and cultural areas.. It is connected with the nations resources and finances through bankers, financial institutions and farming. Venus signifies young women, courtship and marriage. In a natal chart Venus signifies bronze, copper, textiles, apparel manufacture, artists and the recording industry.
In an Ingress, Lunation or Eclipse chart an afflicted Venus may indicate cultural or artistic suppression, or censure.
Mars - Keywords: Armies, military force, engineering, public vitality, aggression and violence, war A prominent Mars may represent aggression or aggressiveness in some form, nations with military governments or governments who use the threat of war or force as a way of controlling their people. In a natal chart Mars rules the military, the police and the industrial labor force, and can indicate the physical fitness of the people or their involvement with sports. It shows the criminal element and violent people in general, militants and agitators.
In the Ingress, Lunation or Eclipse chart Mars can be said to be the chief troublemaker of the zodiac. Its position by aspect, signs and houses will show the areas which are under stress, and in an Ingress chart Mars is used as the timer to the action of what is indicated in the chart as a whole. Mars rules males and signifies all who dispute or fight. It indicates war and rules the armed forces.A well aspected Ingress Mars signifies a balanced use of power, peacetime uses of the military, and a well coordinated labor force with readily available employment. It tends to promote the application of competitive energy into athletic sports and favors manufacturing.
Jupiter - Keywords: Religion, priests and anything connected. Law, courts and justice, aristocracy, publishing, overseas travel Globally, Jupiter is about tolerance/intolerance, liberalism, a strong sense of morality, paternalism, benevolence, optimism, imperialistic attitudes, feelings of superiority, social awareness, and the capitalistic force in finance and trade relations. It governs borders between countries and treaties between nations.
In a national chart Jupiter rules religion, the clergy, judges and the high courts, the laws of the land, credit institutions and bankers, all ruling bodies that ratify treaties, how diplomatic and trade relations are developed. The Senate, the Politburo, the Diet, Knesset, House of Lords and other national equivalents are all ruled by Jupiter.
In an Ingress, Lunation or Eclipse chart, Jupiter’s good aspects promote peace, indicate increase or gain, and lead to the establishment of diplomatic relations or ambassadorial missions. An afflicted Jupiter can bring an overabundance of natural elements, religious suppression, international crises, border disputes, import or export problems.
Saturn - Keywords: Traditions, history, authority, order, stability, mines, deaths Globally Saturn seeks control, order and structure, material security, imposition of law, and can be intolerant, extremist and isolationist.
In a national chart it rules senior citizens, landowners, farmers, and miners. It denotes quarries, mines and the land in general. In a business sense it governs the Stock Exchanges. Saturn rules corporations, state-run businesses, law enforcement agencies, monopolies, heavy industry and conglomerates. Saturn indicates the conservative side of society and governs law, justice, order, systems and prudence.
In the natal chart of a country Saturn indicates the balance of power between civilians and military, or its lack. It shows tendencies of the nation to be regimented or standardized; it also shows any tendency to stagnation of social structures, or the oppressive nature of the ruling body.
In an Ingress, Lunation or Eclipse chart Saturn is generally an index to misfortune, lack, or need, especially when afflicted or angular. Under stress it can bring defeat or indicate survival of the fittest. It can indicate severe extremes of weather, famine or disasters. A well-aspected Saturn stabilizes and strengthens a chart and promotes safety, economy and protective measures, pointing to conservative thought and action, and attitudes of responsibility and duty.
Uranus - Keywords: Changes, revolutions, anarchy, innovations, technology, earthquakes Globally, Uranus is the planet of independence and individualism, and encourages free enterprise. It is liable to rebellion and revolution, and tends towards either the right wing or the fascist left-wing. Once in power it can be totalitarian and autocratic.
Nationally Uranus indicates the ideological foundations of a government. Uranus also rules inventions, technology, electricity, high frequency communications, aeronautics and the Air Force, Space programs, civil air travel and participation in international organizations. It is also a measure of the level of freedom that exists within a country and a mark of its progressive tendencies, as well as how the individual is accepted within the nation state. Well aspected, Uranus indicates a high degree of literacy and freedom of expression.
In the Ingress, Lunation and Eclipse charts an afflicted Uranus can bring upheavals, revolution, anarchy, plane crashes, train derailments, explosions, hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tornadoes and severe lightning storms with high winds. It can also indicate strikes and riots, and seems to be similar to Mars in this respect.
Neptune -Keywords: Reform, ideals, trends, arts, films that effect the masses Globally, Neptune represents our universal and utopian tendencies, communistic ideas and collective values as well as democratic political movements. Neptune can be unrealistic and may wish to avoid confrontation. It can also symbolize devious, subversive or underhanded tactics. It denotes the fluctuations of popular opinion, sensationalism and illusions when it comes to passing popularity. It also indicates the conditions of the oppressed or impoverished.
Nationally, a well-aspected Neptune represents a nation which enjoys a comfortable relationship with the sea, and with shipping or boat-building. It may indicate a nation with strong ties to faith or religion, an acceptance of different lifestyles and an interest in the establishment of social safety-nets. Neptune rules oceans, natural gas, oil and oil refineries, petroleum, synthetics, kerosene, platinum, alcohol, tobacco, photography, the film industry, pharmaceuticals and drugs which produces unconsciousness
In the Ingress, Lunation and Eclipse charts an afflicted Neptune indicates marine disasters, dam breaks, tidal waves, gas leaks, vermin infestations, contagion, political instability, fraud, corruption and other elements of distortion.
Pluto -Keywords: The underworld, gangsters, detectives, disruption, destruction, decline, regeneration Globally, Pluto signifies the power of the masses, compulsive collective pressures, regeneration, fanaticism and obsession, disintegration and transformation. The placement of Pluto can show where there is a capacity for reorganization. Pluto rules the concept of evolution and the natural balance of life. Aspects of and to Pluto often show times when major sociological upheavals will occur.
In a national chart Pluto indicates the ability of people to regenerate after war or disaster, and rules the ecological conscience of the nation. Pluto is the index to a nation’s security and investigative agencies. Pluto rules propaganda and psychological warfare as well as conspiracy. Pluto rules nuclear power, plutonium, radium, zinc, tungsten, nickel, infrared rays and lasers. A well aspected natal Pluto can indicate sophisticated views of medicine, technology and alternate energy sources.
In an Ingress, Lunation or Eclipse chart stressful aspects to Pluto produce volcanoes, earthquakes, oil spills, fires, war, mudslide, avalanches, erosion and anything which involves widespread death and destruction. Power struggles and obsessions with power as well as terrorism, corruption and guerilla warfare may also be found
Here are the ten pairs of cycles with which mundane astrologers are usually concerned: Neptune-Pluto – approximately a 492 year cycle (last conjunction 1892 @ 7 Gemini)
Uranus-Neptune – approximately a 172 year cycle ( last conjunction 1993 @17 Capricorn)
Uranus-Pluto – approximately a 127 year cycle (last conjunction 1966 @ 16 Virgo)
Saturn-Uranus – approximately a 45 year cycle (last conjunction 1988 @ 28 Sagittarius)
Saturn-Neptune - approximately a 36 year cycle (last conjunction 1989 @ 11 Capricorn)
Saturn-Pluto – approximately a 33 year cycle (last conjunction 1982 @ 27 Libra)
Jupiter-Saturn - approximately a 20 year cycle (last conjunction 2000 @ 22 Taurus)
Jupiter-Uranus - approximately a 14 year cycle (last conjunction 1997 @ 5 Aquarius)
Jupiter-Neptune - approximately a 13 year cycle (last conjunction 1997 @ 5 Aquarius)
Jupiter-Pluto - approximately a 12 year cycle (last conjunction 1994 @ 28 Scorpio)
Leyla Rael Rudhyar devised a valuable way of thinking about these cycles.
She divided them into three classes:
1.Neptune-Pluto, Uranus-Neptune, Uranus-Pluto cycles These she felt ‘sound the low-frequency tones of evolutionary epoch and their cycles develop their transformative themes.'
2. Saturn-Uranus, Saturn-Neptune, Saturn-Pluto cycles
These she sees as mid-frequency harmonies (or rather, discords) resulting from the interplay or clash of transformative Class 1 and the conservative or inertial forces of Saturn.
3.The four Jupiter cycles she sees as the higher frequency melodies of new discoveries, visions, ideals and social trends.
Charts which we use the most in mundane astrology are as follows (in no particular order):
1. The Horoscope of a Country, Corporation, Organization or Group, and its progressed and directed charts.
2. The birth chart of the leader of the country, organization or group and its progressed and directed charts.
3. The Cardinal Ingresses, (Solstice, Equinox charts)
4. Solar and Lunar Eclipses.
5. Lunations, in particular the New and Full Moon charts.
6. Cycle charts - Great Conjunctions and Declinations
7. Astrocartographic maps
8. Event charts per example start of the War in Iraq March 2003 or September 11th 2001.
Some pros and cons in determining accurate starting points
1. The Horoscope of a corporation or organization can sometimes be determined with a fair degree of accuracy if you can discover the time of filing an incorporation or perhaps, when the doors opened for the first time.
The Horoscopes of nations are so easy to come by, as you will notice if you have been following the discussions pertaining to the 'real' US chart.
This is because historical fact is not so easy determine. We have no birth certificate to look at, although in some few cases we do have certain documents which can help us.
The horoscope of modern Japan is one example, although there are two potential charts even for Japan; the first is set for the date when the Emperor formally presented the new Constitution to the Diet (Parliament) on May 3, 1847. Since the presentation was in the morning, and the celebrations in the afternoon this chart is often set for noon in Tokyo, which is inexact of course, and so the houses and angles should not be relied upon.
The second chart which is in use has a more exact and accurate time, and is for the official restoration of independence and sovereignty; the moment peace was declared between Japan and the USA. This took place on the 28th April 1952. The time is taken from press reports, of which some have shown to be inaccurate because they were written PRIOR to the event! THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP FROM ALL MY FRIENDS - MY LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE

transit jan------march 2010


I’m re-publishing this post here because the previous version mysteriously disappeared from my site during the Mercury retro period (!); probably something I did.

In the FORECAST page are saved all the 2010 Transits articles up to June 2010, including this one.

Welcome to my astrological musings for the opening season of 2010. Many cosmic shifts are ushering new phases of personal and collective growth on the planet.

Like 2009 this year also begins with two Eclipses, Lunar in Cancer (January1) and Solar in Capricorn (January 15). More eventful times are on the cards for all of us, the Eclipses imparting a special resonance to the year ahead.

The lunar event will be felt more keenly by some Cancer (July1/3) and Capricorn (December30/January1), indicating an emotionally charged start of the year. It could be the climax to a somewhat trying period. What you value and whom you love will become immersed in the darkling light of the eclipsed Moon, your soul’s mysterious mirror.

The Solar Eclipse will affect directly some Capricorn (January14/16) and Cancer (July16/18), making you increasingly conscious of the need to fire up the year with new attitudes, more akin to your inner believes and drives. Solar Eclipses are not climaxes but rather starting points. Conscious and unconscious merge now, revealing to us things about us that are normally hidden, new impulses seeking outward expression.

During both Eclipses the Sun will be close to Venus, eternal feminine and archetypal energy behind attraction and love. The theme of the Eclipses is love, relationships and our sense of value, with an accent on commitment, marriage, family, career, status, security, co-dependency issues, due to the emphasis on Capricorn and Cancer, conservative Signs.

Venus will be invisible, obliterated by the brilliance of the Sun. returning to our western skies, as Evening Star, only around the end of March. According to Bernadette Brady, renown Australian astrologer, Venus or any other planet found in close proximity to the Sun can be regarded as  ‘enchanted’ (Visual Astrology newsletter, August 2009), meaning that they become truly merged with the solar centre of consciousness, made stronger by their invisibility rather than weaker.

On December 20 Mars turned retrograde. The fiery planet will retrace its steps all the way to the beginning of Leo and turn direct again only on March 11 2010. This is not the touch and go effect of a common transit of Mars, because the apparent backward motion of the planet slows the planet down considerably, causing its transits to linger and thus impress us more deeply.

It will be so, in this case, for some Leo (July23 to August14), and also Aquarius (January21 to February10), Taurus (April21 to May12), and Scorpio (October23 to November13).

Mars symbolizes the outward energy we all need to enter into action, assert ourselves and feel distinctly separated from others, in order to pursue our own desires as unhindered as possible. When retrograde, Mars works somewhat against itself; its outward motion becoming checked and also slowed down. This could prove frustrating if you want to make things happen quickly or if you need to prove your independence and personal strength. It is a better time to revisit the way you normally go about asserting yourself or the manner you tackle activities in your daily life. Have you been too forceful and self centred lately? Do you consider others when going about your business?

The slow motion of Mars might interfere with the prompt deployment of energy in your everyday life, and the immediate satisfaction of desires, but could also teach you an invaluable lesson on the right way to exert your energies and the value of forethought and cautious consideration of all circumstances and people.

The Sun-Mars’ opposition (central to the whole phenomenon of retrogradation) will be exact on January 30 2010, coinciding, for more emphasis, with the Full Moon in Leo. This will be the focal point during the retro period of Mars, one of greater awareness of the issues discussed, especially for some Aquarius (January 29/31), and Leo (August 2/4). There is a risk of going to emotional extremes, and anger issues, especially with ‘familiar’ people.

Saturn has entered Libra in October 2009 and will turn retrograde on January 14, re-entering Virgo, from the back door, on April 8.

Some Libra (September23/27); Aries (March21/25); Cancer (June21/25); and Capricorn (December22/26) are now been visited by Saturn: reality check or reality therapy, it depends. You will feel more inclined and better equipped to commit yourself to your projects, relationships, everything, because you feel the need now to establish emotional and material security for yourself and your loved ones. Often important decisions are made under the watchful eyes of Saturn that will affect your destiny for the next seven years and beyond. The call of duty will be herd but the response to that call is ultimately up to you. You could decide to pay no attention to it, missing an opportunity for the setting down of some important groundwork. To answer the call in the way Saturn demands you need to accept personal responsibilities and put yourself on the line, through commitment and efficient use of time and energy. Saturn is worth the effort, because his rewards are lasting and generous when they finally come. To give instant gratification is not Saturn’s modus operandi.

A possible negative outcome of such a transit is the feeling of having been burdened by a weight too heavy to carry, or by the naked realization that life can be hard sometimes. Some may opt to plunge into a more or less deep state of depression and experience low levels of energy and libido. If practical responsibilities have not been previously met they seem to crush down on us now, making us painfully aware of our shortcomings and sins of omissions. A sense of separation from the warmth and joy of life can exacerbate loneliness, while teaching an important lesson on self-reliance and maturity.

Looking at your state of mind from a different angle could help. In ancient times melancholia used to be considered a fruitful ground for creative work, emotional and spiritual insights. We don’t need to reject it as an illness, but acknowledge it as a rewarding phase of experience.

An important meeting of Saturn and Pluto (square or 90 degrees angle) is also coming on February 1.

It is not the first time this heavy duty transit touches your life though. It has been exact already in November 2009 and will return at the end of August 2010. Confronting some dark fears could be the expression of it, with the underlying, mostly unconscious desire to change your life in important ways, especially in the area of work, personal ambition, social standing, sexuality and the use of personal resources. A radical change of attitudes is demanded here, in order to shed old ingrained habits (Saturn) and transform yourself into someone closer to your real inner essence (Pluto). Using creatively the impact of this transit (the ultimate reality check) will enable you to contact your inner power and to face difficult and demanding circumstances with renewed strength and depth of understanding.

Saturn circles the Sun in just under thirty years. With the ingress of Saturn in Libra people born in 1980 are going this year through their first Saturn’s Return. This is a decisive maturing period, when the individual is expected to have reached a degree of autonomy and grasp of his/her social and personal obligations. A time when life definitely change (ask anyone who has been there) and some fundamental path of destiny becomes defined.

Older people born in 1951 are instead experiencing their second Saturn’s Return. On the threshold of 60 this is a critical time of adjustment, to a different role within families and communities. Are we ready to become elders at sixty, or are we still pining for lost youth, looks and enthusiasm? The wisdom brought by the second cycle of Saturn is available only when the old values are allowed to change and we can again, or perhaps for the first time, sit comfortably in our own skins, wrinkles and all.

The again older generation born in 1921 are beginning the third and last cycle of this formative and ultimately spiritual planet. The works indicated by Saturn are now inward jobs of self reflection and the rescue of old memories, enabling the individual to sum up his/her experiences somehow. There could be regrets if we stay stuck at the earthy Saturn’s level of productivity and duty, because the value essence of people reaching their 90th year is impossible to measure by external achievements, successes and failures alike. The senior cycle of Saturn serves the purpose of creating a scaffolding to hold the soul in place in preparation for death, rather than the material/ego scaffolding that characterized the previous cycles.

Jupiter will enter Pisces on January 18, transiting the whole of Pisces in under six month time, entering Aries as early as June 2010. It will however return to Pisces between September 2010 and January 2011. In June Jupiter and Uranus are planning to arrive at Aries’ gates at the same time, a grand entrance, with some fireworks involved; but that exciting rendezvous is not yet in season.

For the first three months of 2010 Jupiter’s extroverted energy will be felt by some Pisces people (February19/March9); also Virgo (August23/September11), Gemini (May21/June9) and Sagittarius (November22/December11).

This could sound like a call to adventure, a taste of confidence and optimism. Dare to dream and see some of your wishes become a reality, because you truly believe in them and also in your ability to seize them.

Your social life can be greatly improved by this transit and also the desire for knowledge either via travel or study. Anything that can bring you out of your habitual routines will be certainly welcome: a great time to make life improvements that have been long overdue and a leap of faith in uncharted waters.

Staying grounded could prove difficult; you may occasionally confuse yearning with authentic intuition and overstep your mark. Even if nothing concrete come out of this now, the vision and faith you are experiencing will help you to gain greater perspective during more prosaic times.

If your present situation seems to impede your progress you will be likely to rebel, because you know now that you deserve better. The blessings of Jupiter are often mixed with the woes of discontent and frustration, if opportunities for expansion are not readily available. You may feel impatient of any form of restriction, and uncharacteristically outspoken. Moderation is a useful word to remember when Jupiter is strongly activated.

On February 17 we will finally experience the great conjunction of Chiron to Neptune. This transit has entered the collective psyche since 2008, becoming exact only now. The birthdays in more direct line of contact with it are: Aquarians (February14/16), Leo (August18/20), Taurus (May16/18)) and Scorpio (November18/20). The New Moon in Aquarius, on February 14, will help to emphasize the power of this transit, for everyone.

The depth of compassion and empathy of a Chiron-Neptune’s conjunction is possibly unparalleled. Neptune’s function is to open us to universal vibrations, making us psychically and physically more vulnerable but also easily identified with the whole. The Chiron’s experience, on the other hand, teaches acceptance of what cannot be changed and the wisdom of detachment.

Chiron, orbiting between Saturn and Uranus, respectively the last visible planet (physical awareness) and the first invisible one (the realm of abstract thought), functions as go-between the known and unknown realms of experience.

Collectively this transit conveys then the present struggle to become more inclusive, compassionate and accepting of differences, opening our heart to the sufferings of the poor and disposed, attempting to heal the rift among people caused by ignorant and selfish attitudes. It could also represent an experience of collective grief, dissolving our illusion of being in control, thus enhancing spiritual awareness.

These humanitarian (Aquarian) trends came into focus very much in 2009 when Jupiter activated the conjunction Chiron-Neptune by its own transit through Aquarius. These trends continue strongly throughout 2010, with Jupiter’s passage into compassionate and inclusive Pisces and the conjunction Neptune-Chiron still very much alive.

Happy and wise transits, everyone.

palastine natal chart - Mundane Astrology
Horoscope of Palestine · Palestine's natal chart

The astrology chart for Palestine is set for the moment of the proclamation of the State of Palestine by the Palestine Liberating Organization (PLO).

November 15, 1988, at 01:40 am EET, Jerusalem (35e14, )
Horoscope of Palestine