Chiron Advises Bush to Surge
NewsScope, December 18, 2006
Flying in the face of the bipartisan ISG report and overwhelming public opinion, President Bush is now considering military options that would increase U.S. troop levels in Iraq by 20,000 or more. The new strategy is being called a "surge", since it's meant to temporarily stabilize Baghdad while Iraq's political leaders negotiate an end to the horrific violence between the Sunnis and Shiites.
As reported here last week, from the astrological perspective, Chiron is informing Bush about his options. Transiting Chiron is heading into a conjunction with his Descendant, the beginning of his seventh house of "others". This influential aspect becomes exact on December 22, during which time Bush is fielding advice from his military planners.
Why is Chiron associated with the military? In personal charts Chiron is most popularly known as the "wounded healer", but in the Scorpio Rising U.S. horoscope, Chiron is found in the sixth house of military service. Being in assertive Aries underscores the military vibe. Also, the Pentagon's horoscope (July 26, 1947; 12:15 pm; Washington DC) features Chiron in the warrior sign of Scorpio, and in a close square to the Sun.
Chiron still correlates to the concept of wounding, but when in Aries, Scorpio, or in aspect to Mars, the fear of appearing weak or cowardly is compensated by expressing super-confidence. In American political astrology, Chiron equates to the gung-ho, can-do attitude found in the armed forces. In Bush's horoscope, Chiron's next contact is the quincunx to his Mars, exact on January 20. Under this influence, we can expect that he'll tell Americans to "not lose their nerve".