Wednesday, May 24, 2006

What Do the Planets Say About East Timor Today?

Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war

War in the east, war in the west
War up north, war down south
War, war, rumours of war
Lyrics by BOB MARLEY

Seems like everywhere we turn a new conflict is breaking out in places that used to be only a geography lesson for the average western citizen. Daily we hear of fighting and genocide in places like Darfor, Nepal, Basra, Iraq, southern Afghanistan, Sri Lanka with the Tamil Tigers and now a military rebellion in East Timor. What's up? By now we all should now that Jupiter in Scorpio ruled by Mars the aggressive ancient ruler portends more destruction, death and ultimately regeneration but that can't be the whole story. Perhaps it is that North Node in
the most impulsive and militant sign Aries since May 2003 that accounts for these continual wars?

Getting some perspective in case you don't know anything about East Timor - East Timor, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is an independent country located in Southeast Asia above the great continent of OZ (Australia). The name Timor is derived from timur, the Indonesian word for 'east', which became Timor in Portuguese. East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, was known as Portuguese Timor for centuries. It was invaded by Indonesia in 1975, which occupied it until 1999. Following the UN-sponsored act of self-determination that year, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory, which achieved full independence on May 19, 2002 - according to Nicolas Campion's Bood of World Horoscopes. Note that Wikipedia lists May 20th - I tend to believe Nick Campion.

If we step back and examine the chart set for East Timor's independence after a long protracted guerilla war with Indonesia, we see tremendous amount of unstability and change with Mercury,Saturn, N Node, Mars and Venus all in Gemini in the 4th house of the nation's soul. Yes all these planets are ruled by the winged messenger Mercury and didn't Mercury just change signs on May 19th moving into dualistic Gemini?
Again this is just part of the story since Uranus has been transiting by SQ to Mercury and now Saturn adding to unexpected actions on the homefront. Jupiter in natal Scorpio in the 9th is increased by a Jupiter transit adding more and more foreign troops from Australia and New Zealand

This skirmish over military deserters is the beginning of a long struggle in East Timor as West meets in this island nation.