Maliki Headed for a Fall?
NewsScope for January 16, 2007
President Bush's "new" strategy for Iraq sets the stage for some dramatic developments over the next two months, according to the horoscope for the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003 (5:35 am; Baghdad). This chart can be used to monitor American influence over Iraq and some of Iraq's most significant internal developments, having reliably marked major transitions over the last few years.
The Saturn-Pluto opposition aligned with the Midheaven describes the fundamental restructuring of Iraq, and indicates that Pluto transits lead to some of the most important changes. For example, Iraq's constitution was signed on October 15, 2005, as transiting Pluto formed its exact opposition to Saturn. Then, the Maliki government was formed during March 2006, as transiting Pluto turned retrograde while squaring Mercury.
The Sun in this chart is in the last degree of Pisces, and can be used as a symbol for Iraqi leadership. Saddam Hussein was captured on December 15, 2003 when transiting Mars was conjunct this chart's Sun, and he was hanged on December 30 under further activation of the Sun.* On April 22, 2006, Nouri Maliki was selected as Prime Minister, as transiting Jupiter was precisely trine the Ascendant.
Over the next two months, Pluto heads into a square with this chart's Sun. Pluto turns retrograde on March 31 while only 0º06' from the exact square, pointing to a critical phase in the Iraq war, and especially for Maliki's government. Adding to the disastrous celestial portents is the progressed Moon's conjunction with Pluto on February 28, and then the Midheaven on April 2. It appears that Maliki is headed for a political fall, or possibly an assassination, during this interval.