Syria War Almost Stopped as Groups 'Sponsored' by Riyadh, Doha Suspended Actions
The Russian General Staff said that the civil war in Syria has almost stopped. Political analyst Karine Gevorgyan suggested that this could pave the way for the constitutional process in the country. "The situation has changed for the better after a memorandum on the creation of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic was signed on May 4, 2017, in Astana. De facto the civil war in Syria has stopped," chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said Friday. https://sptnkne.ws/eB7e
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. 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, the Herdsman, the Dragon and the Raven. About these stars, Diana Rosenberg writes:
Passionate conservers of ancient knowledge, they may see themselves as bastions of a way of life under attack and try to find new ways to preserve traditional values and culture. Whether royal or rebel, there is more than a bit of the renegade in their character; it is not easy for them to follow orders, and despite tropical Libra’s adaptive influence they are libertarian and fiercely independent with a tendency to act unilaterally (note: Can we see here Qatar’s attempt to move away from Saudi Arabia…both symbolized by Draco – powerful greedy, manipulative and opportunist dragons sitting on piles of wealth. Saudi Arabia using its clout can be also seen to be acting as the Herdsman leading the flock of followers - ISIS). As always with the combination of Virgin and Herdsman, there are issues of violence, murder and mayhem vs peacemaking and peacekeeping (no commentary required here…both Qatar and Saudi have been sending their head chopping hordes to Syria while Putin, radix Sun-Saturn-Neptune in this area, has been attempting a peaceful settlement). The peace seeking Virgin combined with the overlay of tropical Libra, can bring calm and balance to the passions and burdens of everyday life.
The Virgin’s longing for peace was at work in the following instances. Mercury at the 1st UN International Day of Peace in 1982, Jupiter at the birth of wheel-bound Vietnam vet-war protestor Ron Kovic, at the signing of the Israel-PLO Peace Accord, Pluto when the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed, the S.Node at the first anti-Vietnam War protests at Columbia University, NY, 1968 and at the Pope’s ecumenical appeal to “Pray for Peace” in 1986.
A retrograde period of a planet marks the time when we disengage from a planet's previous synodic cycle and engage in its next one. The first part of the retrograde period is a time of disengagement, of letting go of previous cycle of growth (that associated with the previous planetary synodic theme). The second half of the retrograde is when we become conscious of and start to integrate the new cycle of growth (that associated with the new synodic theme). We move forth fully engaged in the new theme when the planet completes its retrograde and returns prograde (direct).
Shown here is the chart for the current Jupiter synod (Sun opp. Jupiter r) on April 7 drawn for Damascus, Syria. Notice its powerful placement on the MC amid the stars whose influences are discussed above. It turned direct on June 9, conjunct the Ascendant [13 li] of Syria’s chart, which is when the new synodic theme becomes visible and as the news reports states peace begins to break out in Syria. As if confirming this, the Sabian symbol of radix Jupiter [26le32] in Syria's chart on which the upcoming solar eclipse of 21 August falls, reads:
Phase 146: After the heavy storm, a rainbow. Phase 147: The luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky.
While the rainbow marks the end of the crisis, early dawn indicates the real beginning of the new period of activity.