Thursday, 22 June 2017

France moves towards sanity in Syria

Only Nixon could go to China, and only Macron could have taken France out of the "Assad must go" camp without anyone batting an eyelash -- and he has.

The mundane horoscope of France is provided by Astro-Databank [1].  Notice that the recent Jupiter station direct on June 8, took place conjunct France’s radix Sun [12li] and Mercury [13] on the 7th house cusp (also the degree of Syria’s Ascendant [13li] [2] and Russian President Putin’s radix Sun [14li]). Jupiter’s entry into the 7th . This is interpreted by H.S. Green in his Mundane or National Astrology as: “friendly relations are established and maintained with other nations; in time of war peace is established.”

Planetary Synodic Cycles start when two planets align in their orbits, looking from the Sun.  Any Earth-planet synodic cycle begins during a planet's retrograde more exactly when the Sun opposes the retrograde planet. The Earth-planet star alignments (looking from the Sun / heliocentric view) reveal the nature of the specific synodic cycle theme. The station direct is an important turning point when the message of the synod stars begin to be felt. That theme then unfolds until the two planets align again, marking the completion of the synodic cycle and the beginning of the next one.

The current Earth-Jupiter synod occurred on April 7, 2017 at 18li15. The stars in this area are those of the Virgin, and  Bootes, the Herdsman.  Bootes was an armed herdsman, sometimes depicted with a spear rather than a shepherd’s crook. This indicates the potential for aggression that can overwhelm the Virgin’s love of peace. About these stars, Diana Rosenberg writes:

As always with the combination of Virgin and Herdsman, there are issues of violence, murder and mayhem vs peacemaking and peacekeeping. The peace seeking Virgin combined with the overlay of tropical Libra, can bring calm and balance to the passions and burdens of everyday life.

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