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This astrology article shows my rectification (working out using
astrology) of the horoscope of Syria. This is part of a series
articles on war in the Middle East by Douglas Parker, including:Lebanon
at War. Horoscope. 2006. 2007, Israel
at war in 2006. In
article USA, Iran and
War in mid 2006?, dated 6 May 2006, I wrote: “In the
2006 transiting Mars
in Leo will conjunct the Israel
Pluto and Saturn, at 130 and 160
may be interpreted as “the necessity to fight for one’s existence,
even war”. Israel went to war!
became independent on 17
April 1946. The time I am
0:01 pm. EET. Damascus.
rectification work shown below, strongly suggests it is correct.
Update 29 January 2013
Saturn is conjunct (0 degrees) the Syrian Moon between
December 2012 and May- September (very strong) 2013. This will be a
depressingly dark time in the history of Syria. It is likely there will
be very serious food and medical crises (Moon) right through this time.
The people (Moon) will be under sustained attack. During this
same time period, Saturn will be 90 degrees to the Syrian Pluto and 135
degrees to the Syrian Node. Saturn Pluto suggests a cruel, cold-hearted
application of violence against the Opposition, extremely difficult
living conditions, warzone conditions (Pluto rules 4th house). Saturn
Node suggests mourning and bereavement and attending funerals. Neptune
will be 135 degrees the Syrian Saturn between March - September 2103
and January 2014. Again this shows Syria's peoples in deep depression,
with food and medical systems (Saturn in 12th house, ruling 6th
house) completely breaking down (Neptune) and possible famine
and epidemics breaking out.
Update 2 January 2012
is 90º to the Syria Mars between 23 December 2011 to April 2012 and
September 2012. In astrology, Mars Saturn is called the death axis. If
you read my two articles on Libya (civil war 2011) and Japan (nuclear
catastrophe) you will see that both Mars and Saturn were
A full blown civil war will begin in Syria in the first three
months of 2012, and continue right up to September 2012. There
will be many deaths.
In the same time
period, Saturn is 180º to the Syria Sun (the President). President
Bashar al-Assad will be under enormous pressure and is likely to have
serious disputes with his advisors and generals. There were 10
Presidents of Syria and 14 coups d'etat in Syria etween 1949 and 1971.
Al-Assad will be lucky to survive in power between January-March (very
strong) and September 2012.
President Bashar al-Assad has Saturn
180º to his Sun, Uranus and Pluto in his horoscope. He is a ruthless
killer, who shows no mercy.
The Syria Horoscope
Explained Using Astrology
Between 1949 and 1971 Syria
had 10 Presidents, 33 Prime Ministers and at least FOURTEEN
(possibly up to 50!)army
coups d’etat. Syria
is virtually a one party state, and has been ruled by the military
came into being. The Syrian constitution grants the Ba'th Party a
status in the country's political life. The Syrian horoscope shows:
1. Pluto conjunct
Ascendant. Dictatorship (Pluto). Potential to commit suicide
(Pluto). Attaining success by brutal means. The self destructive nature
explains the massive number of coups and changes of Prime Minister and
2. Sun semi
Uranus. The rebel, military call-up.
3. Sun square
A strained relationship with others.
4. Mars semi
Uranus. Revolutionaries. Violence.
Jupiter. A person in conflict with the laws (Jupiter) of the
6. Mercury semi
square Venus. Tending to squander.
Predictions for Syria in 2006
in Pisces: semi square (Mar, stationary Sep to Dec 2006) the Syrian Sun and sesqui quadrate the Syrian
Mars (Apr, Aug 2006, Mar 2007).
When transiting Uranus was square this position in 1984, there was a
(stationary Jun 2006, Mar 2007) square the Syrian
Uranus on 5/11 house cusp. Possible assassination (5/11 house
(Uranus) of Syrian President or coup attempt.
in Sagittarius sesqui quadrate both the Syrian
Ascendant (stationary Feb to May, Nov 2006) and the Syrian
Pluto (stationary Jul-Oct 2006) on the Ascendant. Possible
brutal (Pluto) coup attempt.
are several brutal astrological events (see
happening in the Syrian horoscope during the second half of 2006,
during August and September: Uranus to Mars (a struggle for survival,
violence): Pluto to Pluto and Ascendant (violent disputes, war). It may
without thinking, or is simply drawn into the Israeli-Lebanon war. A
time will be around mid August 2006 with transiting
Saturn (grave pressure) square the Syrian
Venus in 10th house (government).
(Verification) of Syria’s
Arab-Israeli War 1947-49. Syria
invades Palestine, 1948.On 14
Transiting Uranus (Aug,
Dec 1947, May 1948) in Gemini semi square Syrian
Pluto. Violence, putting a gun to someone’s head, revolution
Military Coups 1949, 1951,
30 March and 14
military coups took place.
Transiting Pluto (stationary
Feb to Jul 1949) in Leo square the Syrian
Venus in 10th house. Violent, clandestine (Pluto) attacks
government (10th house planet) forcing (square) change.
December 1949 there was another coup.
Transiting Saturn (stationary
all December) in Virgo sesqui quadrate the Syrian
MC. Great pressure (Saturn), forced change (sesqui quadrate)
Solar Eclipse (October)
opposition Syrian Sun. Change
(eclipse) in leadership (Sun).
another coup occurred.
Solar Eclipse (25 Feb 1952)at
6 Pisces conjunct the Syrian 8th house.
can be two months either side of when it occurs. Significant change
there was another coup.
Solar Eclipse (9 Aug 1953)
at 17 Leo conjunct the
Syrian Ascendant, square the Syrian Venus in 10th. Significant change
(Ascendant) and in the government (10th house planet). Syria unites with Egypt to
form the United Arab Republic, 1958
the birth time of Syria
in Scorpio was conjunct the Syrian 4th
house throughout 1958. The 4th house is to do with the way
yourself “deep down within your very being”. At this time in history Syria’s
self esteem and self belief (4th house) were effectively eroded away (Neptune)
to new low, as low as it could go. As a consequence, on 1 February 1958Syria
united with Egypt
forming the United Arab Republic.
It is clear
a unification was fuelled by fear (Neptune
4th). The Syrian unification with Egypt
clearly shows the birth time of 0: as extremely accurate.
was conjunct (Oct-Dec 1957) the Syrian
Ascendant and conjunct (Aug 1957, Feb, Jun 1958) the Syrian
Pluto. In late 1957 radicals (Uranus Pluto) took control of
the government. It looked like the Communists could come to power.
Syria in 1962
events in Syria
between April and September 1962 were confusing. Some factions thought
assembly had been dissolved, others that it had voluntarily resigned
others that it existed but was not allowed to meet. By early September
clashes between pro-Nasser and anti-Nasser elements had become more
more frequent. On September 20 the Assembly was again dissolved.
Scorpio square the Syrian Ascendant.
The above shows classic symptoms of confusion and chaos (Neptune)
in Aquarius opposition (Mar, Jul, Dec 1962) the Syrian
Pluto. Extreme violence (Saturn Pluto).
I believe “confusion
and chaos” in 1962 further confirms the Syrian birth time of 0:.
Syria in 1963
were 3 governments formed in the first six
1963 in Syria.
Jan-Apr 1963) in Scorpio opposition the Syrian
Venus in 10th house. Chaos (Neptune)
control” (Neptune) government (10th
coup attempt took place on 8 March. Another coup attempt took place on
17-18 July within a week of a Solar
Eclipse conjunct the Syrian Mars
(army) in 12th house (secret meetings).
Baathist Party comes
23, 1966, Jadid, the Regional Command, and their army
government in the bloodiest of the many coups d’etat since 1949. The
public showed no inclination to fight for one Baathist military faction
the other. This was a momentous time for Syria.
Between 1949 and 1971 Syria
had 10 Presidents, 33 Prime Ministers and FOURTEEN
army coups d’etat. The Baathist Party has ruled Syria
since 1966, bringing political stability to the country.
and transiting Uranus (both
stationary Nov 1965 to Feb 1966) sesqui quadrate (1350)
the Syrian MC. The Baathist Party
in power in Syria
since the February 1966 coup. The bloodiest of all Syrian coups (Uranus
Brutal, ruthless (Uranus Pluto) control, the collapse of the old order
Pluto) of government (MC) in Syria.
The Pluto and
transits to the Syrian MC in February 1966 confirm the Syrian birth
time of 0:
Six Day War, 1967 Israel
The war began on 6 June 1967.
The Israeli victory was decisive.
in Aries conjuncted the Syrian 9th house
and opposed the Syrian Neptune during
April-May and Nov-Dec 1967. If you read my other articles
Middle East Wars, you will frequently read that transits to the 9th
planets or cusp show up in times of war. Saturn (difficulties, a
conjunct Syrian 9th house (foreign country). Depression (Saturn
and financial crisis (Neptune rules
breakdown of communication (Saturn opposition 3rd house and Neptune in
(May-Jun 1967) in Aries square Syrian
Saturn. If you read my other articles on the Middle
wars, you will see Mars Saturn (the “death axis”) transits are
control of Syria, 1970 In a
bloodless coup on 13 Nov 1970,
Hafiz al-Assad took
control of Syria.
He was President of Syria until his death on 10 June 2000.
in Taurus (Jun, Dec 1970, Jan 1971) conjunct the Syrian
Venus in 10th house, ruling 10th house. Government (10th
house) crisis (Saturn transiting through 10th house). Authoritarian
takes control of government (10th house).
Hafiz al-Assad has heart
attacks, 2 coup attempts, 1982-83
November 1983, after Hafez al-Saad had a heart
his brother Rifaat staged a coup attempt. Hafez recovered by March but
suffered a relapse and once again Rifaat attempted to seize power.
Scorpio: conjunct the Syrian Moon (1 Nov 1983);
square the Syrian Pluto (18 Nov 1983) and Syrian
in the Syrian 4th house (Sep 1983). A
sudden (eclipse on Uranus), grave crisis (Saturn Pluto Ascendant) for
families (4th house).
12 Sagittarius (4 Dec 1983)
opposition the Syrian Uranus. Solar
eclipse on the Syrian 5/11 house cusp of “death of parents”. The
the nation’s life was in danger!
1983, stationary May to Aug 1984) in Libra sesqui quadrate (1350)
the Syrian Uranus. Putting a gun
Pluto)to someone’s head (coup attempt).
(stationary Jan to Mar 1984) in Scorpio opposition the Syrian
Venus in 10th house. Grave crisis (Saturn) for the Syrian
government (10th house Venus).
in Sagittarius sesqui quadrate the Syrian
Sun (Jan, May 1984) and Syrian Mars
(stationary Feb to April 1984). Military attack (Mars Uranus) on the
(Jan, Jun, Dec
1984) in Capricorn sesqui quadrate the Syrian
Venus in 10th house. Government (10th house Venus) leaderless
Hafiz’illness) and “out of control” (Neptune).
Hafiz al-Assad dies 2000
al-Assad took control of Syria
in a coup on 13
He was President of Syria until his death on 10 June 2000.
(stationary Jan to May, Nov 2000) in Sagittarius sesqui quadrate (1350)
the Syrian Sun, conjunct the 10th
house, ruling the 1st house. Major change (Pluto), a leadership change
10th house, 1st house) forced on Syria
(sesqui quadrate). The Syrian Sun is a 10th house planet because it is
from the Syrian 10th house cusp. The strength of a house is around the
not in the middle of the house. eg. the closer two people sit to each
the stronger the reaction! So the Syrian Sun is a 10th house planet,
though it sits in the 9th house.
(stationary Feb to May, Nov 2000) in Sagittarius semi square (450)
the Syrian Mars in 12th house.
(Pluto) death (12th house) of a warrior (Mars Pluto) of the Syrian
(stationary Mar to
Jun 1999), (Jan, stationary Oct 2000)in Aquarius square the Syrian
MC. The slow demise (Neptune)
greatest leader (MC). Hafiz al-Assad had brought political stability to
for 30 years. Before he gained control, between 1949 and 1971, Syria
had had 10 Presidents, 33 Prime Ministers and FOURTEEN
army coups d’etat.
transit to the Syrian MC, during a time
when its greatest leader died, once again confirms the birth time of Syria as
within 1-2 minutes of .
in Taurus in Syrian 10th house. Hafiz
came to power with Saturn at 19 Taurus, and died (lost power) 30 years
with Saturn at 24 Taurus!
President Bashar al-Assad
President Bashar al-Assad was born on 11 September
1965. No birth time or
place. He succeeded
his father Hafez al-Assad as President of Syria, when he died on 10 June 2000.
He is a very
dictator with Uranus (15 Virgo), Pluto (16 Virgo) and Sun (18 Virgo)
all in a
very close conjunction, opposing his Saturn (13 Pisces).
Uranus Pluto Saturn shows extreme pressure
being put on
him by others.
Sun Uranus Pluto shows a radical reformer,
potential to be imprisoned.
gut feeling is he will be destroyed by his
enemies within Syria.
His father Hafez al-Assad survived as Syrian President for so long
was a brilliant leader and a mighty warrior. Perhaps Basha will push
enemies just a little too far and they will assassinate him?
Horoscope of former
President Hafiz al-Assad Hafiz
al-Assad took control of Syria
in a coup on 13
He was President of Syria until his death on 10 June 2000. I
have Hafiz al-Assad’s
birth date as 6
He was born with Jupiter (19
Cancer) conjunct Pluto (21 Cancer) conjunct Mars (23 Cancer). These are
Pluto (a brilliant gift for organization,
and intellectual leadership, a leader);
Pluto (using force at every occasion, a great
or athlete, great ambition, brutal);
Jupiter (successful career, quick decision
also had Sun in Libra opposition Uranus: a
revolutionary spirit, a far-seeking mind.