Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad born 10 July 1925 is a Malaysian politician currently serving as the Prime Minister of Malaysia for the second time. Mahathir is now the oldest currently serving state leader in the world (Age: 92 years, 347 days), with Queen Elizabeth II (92 years, 62 days) being second. He is also the 10th oldest ever serving state leader in the world. Mahathir has been a highly controversial figure, and a subject of harsh attacks by his critics. Former de facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim writes in his memoirs: "In my heart, I cannot accept allegations that Dr Mahathir personally was a corrupt man. Corrupt people are never brave enough to speak as loudly as Dr Mahathir. Wealth is not a major motivation for him. He only craves power".
Rising living standards, together with Dr. Mahathir's showpiece buildings and outspoken defence of Malaysia's interests, contributed to a sense of national identity, pride and confidence that had not existed before. He put Malaysia on the map, and most Malaysians were pleased about it.
In this post we will look at the noon chart for Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. Notice that the most prominent configuration in his chart – Sun-Pluto opposite Jupiter is highlighted for at least three important reasons (a) his progressed Sun [17li] squares this axis (b) he is going through his Pluto half cycle that regenergizes his radix Jupiter-Pluto (c) the upcoming solar eclipse of July 13 – close to his birthday activates the same axis.
Jupiter represents faith as well as the reward hoped for. Jupiter is the capacity to see (and believe in) the big picture. Pluto deepens and empowers what it touches to the nth degree. When Pluto forms a dynamic aspect (conjunction, square or opposition) with Jupiter, beliefs become powerful and dreams larger than life. Most people with Jupiter Pluto aspects are ambitious and determined to make it big.
Jupiter moves the mind toward positive, uplifting expression – except when you’re caught up in ego struggles (in which case, a king-complex might emerge.) Pluto can amplify Jupiter’s positive outlook so that you develop a powerful optimism that says ‘no problem is insurmountable.’
The eclipse and Dr. Mahathir’s Sun are placed in the Indian lunar Mansion Punarvasu - “Return of the Light ” or the return of good times. So it is no surprise that Dr. Mahathir is returning for a second term!