Friday, 5 May 2017

Astrology Of The Saudi Power Struggle

Political instability in Saudi Arabia is growing as King Salman bin Abdulaziz begins to overhaul the Saudi government, putting a long list of family members into positions of influence while increasing the power of his son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. These actions have the potential to lead to a direct conflict with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The expected internal power collision, predicted by many analysts, finally seems to be heating up.

The horoscope of Saudi Arabia [1] provided by Astro-databank is used here.

In a national chart the 10th house is the King or ruling government while the 4th house is the opposition. Here the Gemini Moon in the 4th  square Mercury refers to family and siblings constituting the opposition. The progressed Sun opposite the Moon implies trouble in the family  enhanced by Saturn currently transiting over the progressed Sun.

Astrologer Martha Wescott [2]  has researched extensively on the use of asteroids and TNPs. She has shown conclusively that adding asteroids and TNPs to a chart brings precision to delineations. For our purposes here we list the solar arc progressions in the chart for Saudi Arabia.  


Saudi Arabia2 - Natal Chart
 22 Sep 1932, 5:56:34 pm, LMT -3:06:52
 Riyadh Saudi Arabia, 24°N38', 046°E43'
 Geocentric Tropical Zodiac
 Placidus Houses,  True Node

Selection: Solar Arc Dirns1

P1 (H)    Asp        P2 (H)                                    Date                      Pos1                      Pos2     
Sun        Sqr         Mer                    Sa-Na       15 Dec 2016        23°Sg41' D           23°Vi41' D
Sun        Sqr         Tisiph                 Sa-Na       3 Aug 2017          24°Sg19' D           24°Vi19' D
Sun        Opp       Mon                    Sa-Na      26 Dec 2017        24°Sg43' D           24°Ge43' D
Sun        Sqr         Juno                    Sa-Na      16 Apr 2018         25°Sg02' D           25°Vi02' D

*** END REPORT ***
JUNO: Partners; maintenance of one's rights or position with other; question of “rights” and fairness/compromise; enforcement of fairness.

TISIPHONE: Seek justice for "crimes against kinship, family."

Relationships are difficult because  people feel hurt and are out for vengeance. Finances are tied into what has been perceived as unfair.

Unfairness and injustice is evident in sibling relations.

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