US Iran History – Guru Chandala Yoga – Remarkable Case Study
The recent nuclear agreement deal with Iran is not only a hopeful turn of events, but astrologically it is a remarkable case study.
It is safe to say that the relationship of Iran with the rest of the world, especially the Western world, actually began in 1979 with the return of the Ayatollah Khomeni to Iran. He was a religious leader exiled by the former Shaw of Iran. This former Shah of Iran was propped up/supported by the United States and other Western countries, for their oil wealth. This “Iranian revolution” was the start of a new nation, or at least a new paradigm for this nation, often referred to as “Persia” by its more secular citizens since the revolution of 1979.
The relationship of Iran to the United States was completely reset later in 1979 with the Iran hostage crisis. On November 4, 1979 Iranian militants stormed the US Embassy and for more than 400 days held those US citizens hostage. Needless to say, since that time there has been no normalized relations with the West, but especially with the United States. For its support of Israel, it’s propping up of enemies of the state (including Saddam Hussein during the Iran/Iraq war” the United States was labeled as “the great Satan”.
Guru / Chandala Yoga and The Vedic Astrology Behind it All
When we look at the astrological charts of both the Iran hostage crisis from 1979 and the recent treaty with Iran, we see something utterly remarkable:
An Exact Jupiter / Rahu Conjunction in Leo in Both Charts.
A Jupiter / Rahu Conjunction is called a “Guru Chandala Yoga”, because the influence of Rahu brings an eccentric/willful nature to our beliefs and principles, as seen by Jupiter. It may also bring enormous fanaticism. Rahu’s tendency to conflate and confuse complex issues does not support the nature of Jupiter, which is to trust, have reverence and be devoted to higher principles. Those principles are not just spiritual, they are also secular. For example, Jupiter does refer to God’s law, but it also refers to man-made law, and a sense of right and wrong.
We can see in both of these countries, and in both of these worldviews, a clear choice now. Do we embrace greater tolerance for both our cultural and religious differences? Or do we continue down the road of fear and domination?
It is also worth noting that Jupiter is retrograde now, which gives the opportunity to reverse the consequences of the previous conjunction. In fact, this is exactly where we stand now. The more cynical among us saw the recent capture of US sailors by Iran as evidence of difficulty and belligerence. Others, myself included, saw it as a remarkably progressive moment that has not existed for more than 25 years. Meaning, such cooperation is only possible between nations where there is a dialogue, where two ambassadors can speak. At this time last year, had such an action occurred, there would’ve been no phone calls, there would have been no diplomatic channel.
This is the Rahu / Jupiter problem. As much as we would like to find a simple answer and solution, it simply does not exist. So instead, we as a culture become prone to demagogues who conflate complex problems with simple solutions. These simple, dogmatic solutions are attractive in the face of such complexity, but ultimately create as many or more problems than they solve. Mainly because they put people into simplistic categories that also do not exist. Hardline positions that divide are easier to digest than complex ones that unite.
US Iran History – Guru Chandala Yoga – Remarkable Case Study – Video
My Personal / Political Opinion
With the emergence of ISIL in the Middle East, the Arab world needs to come together and push back against this savagery. It would be great if the Western powers offered support in this endeavor. But of course, suspicions run high of the US, and its alliance with Israel and its past history of meddling in the affairs of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and others. As always, these are complicated issues and there is no clear “right and wrong” path forward. Underneath it all, labels such as “American” or “Mexican” or “Iranian” or “Muslim” are just circumstantial, a matter of geography or upbringing. Ultimately we are all humans and have the same human needs. If we start forming solutions and governments with that in mind, the world will eventually come together under a larger umbrella.
The mixture of corporate greed, its influence on governments and decision-making loom large in these issues, like the invisible hands of a puppet master pulling the strings behind the scenes.
As this reporter has stated for months now, Jupiter’s passage through Leo has been about what type of power inspires us and what philosophies and principles represent us the best. Those philosophies and power structures are governmental, social and financial.
This agreement is a remarkable opportunity to reset the discussion. It brings an opportunity for moderates in both cultures to do the best for their people and the world as a whole. As it stands now, the Middle East is coming apart and Middle Eastern countries need to come together to eradicate the cancer that is destroying the secular Arab world in the name of Allah. In addition, more tolerance, support and compassion from the Western world could go a long way as well. I envision a scenario where both Iran and Saudi Arabia and Jordan and the other stable Middle Eastern countries partner to eradicate ISIS toward a more stable region of the world, rather than one constantly battling over Sunni and Shia issues.
This Guru Chandala yoga In Leo is showing this choice and the potentially dangerous, volatile mix that awaits us for the next one and a half years.
Planetary War – Mars, Jupiter and Venus in Leo
This week (and at the end of last week) Mars, Venus and Jupiter in Leo are very close. When planets get this close to each other they are said to be at “war”, and in general it shows things that can get both confused AND strengthened at the same time. Planetary War – Mars, Jupiter, Venus in Leo – VIDEO
Planetary War is where planets get very close together – too close in fact.
When this happens their energies get mixed and confused, but also powerfully aligned for intense actions. Regardless of the rules for which planet is winning the war at any given time in the Graha Yuddha (Planetary War) the sign and planets involved will all be issues.
Now issues related to personal strength and video (Leo) and having the courage to go for it (Mars) as well as the principles and inspiration that fuels your fire (Jupiter) are all powerful aligned and should be until the end of the month.
Venus energy (our relationships / cooperating with others), is being sacrificed now a bit – unless those others are also aligned with a common vision and purpose.
Moon moving through the “Liberation” section of the Zodiac. The Sagittarius – Pisces section of the Zodiac is about the soul being liberated. We seek a meaningful answer in Sagittarius, then commit to that vision in Capricorn, then want to share that with humanity in Aquarius, then let go of it all in Pisces.
Exalted Mercury Moving fast
It is still a good time to organize your life and get things together, as Mercury is still in Virgo and exalted. Mercury is about to disappear behind the Sun, which will purify our communications. More about that later.
October 2015 Vedic Astrology Forecast
There are many important configurations in October 2015 – with Mars, Venus and Jupiter in Leo. Also Mercury will turn direct after being retrograde for a few weeks. Add from Address Book October 2015 Vedic Astrology Forecast – VIDEO
October 1-2 – The Moon is exalted in Taurus, which brings more peace and calm into the heart, after the recent lunar eclipse of September 27, a few days earlier. Taurus is a sign of stability and peace. Now is the time for gratitude and spending time enjoying life, perhaps with friends and family.
This exalted moon is aspected by Saturn, which leads to introspection and humility. But since the aspect comes from Scorpio, you may need to process your fears, vulnerabilities and insecurities first.
October 9-10 – The Moon is in Leo joined Mars, Venus and Jupiter, placing a lot of importance on your individuality and personal strength. This may bring you into conflict with partners, especially if you feel they have disappointed you or watered down your uniqueness. Compromise may be hard to come by now.
Also, Mercury has ceased his retrograde motion now, in Virgo. This gives the potential to purify your daily habits, diet and also make sensible adjustments to things that have confused you lately.
October 12 – The new Moon is in Virgo, with the moon also joined the sun, Mercury and the North node, Rahu. This sets off a new 30 day cycle of structure, organization and skillfully managing life’s details. You may make a lot of progress into these areas of life now as Mercury is there, the ruler of Virgo. The sign before Virgo is Leo, the power of our kingdom. Virgo is about organizing power intelligently. Whether the power is in our body, in our bank account, or fueling our spiritual progress, it must be harnessed correctly or all is lost. The North node is also joined the sun and Mercury, bringing confusion, which may lead to great breakthroughs.
This new Moon is in Chitra Nakshatra, ruled by the celestial architect. Making tangible progress in your worldly life is supported now. Build something meaningful and beautiful for the world to benefit from and enjoy.
October 16-17 – The Moon is in Scorpio, where it is debilitated and emotions are intense. Be careful not to be overwhelmed by your imagined fears and projections now. Instead, allow that intensity to be a great catalyst drawing you deeper into the truth of the heart and selfless love
This moon is also joined with Saturn, the planet of stress and worry. Take it easy on yourself and others now. You might be painfully aware of everyone’s mistakes, including your own. Resist the urge to punish yourself or others.
October 23-24 – The Moon is in Aquarius, aspected by Venus, Jupiter and Mars in Leo. This aspect is an opposition, where conflict can arise with others who oppose you. In this case, battles of will with others may be blocking your desire to contribute to higher social causes and themes you believe in. Turning opponents into allies will be very important now, and if you can manage this, those opponents could be your greatest allies in the fight. The stress of this opposition may also spillover into your romantic relationships.
October 27 – The full moon is in Aries today, and opposite the debilitated Sun in Libra, the sign of compromising with others. This weak sun and fiery moon may create an inner conflict. For example, your individuality is low because the sun is weak and given to compromise. Yet the heart/the moon is “full” in individualistic Aries. As it relates to others, “are you coming or going, and where”? In addition, Jupiter is aspecting from Leo, adding grace and inspiration to your restless heart.
This full Moon is in Ashwini Nakshatra, a place of enthusiasm and energy. Ashwini refers to two horses. The trick is to get these horses running in the same direction. Focus is the key now, but what are you focusing on?
October 29 –Mercury enters Libra, after being in Virgo since the end of August. The next few weeks will support flexibility and communication with others. This is a time of healing in your personal relationships, as Mercury facilitates greater understanding and humor, and Libra is the sign of honoring with others.
However, Mercury will also be hemmed between Saturn and Rahu, showing there could be confusion, stress and pressure challenging these interactions with others.
Pope Francis Birth Chart – Evaluated During US Visit
Pope Francis has a very interesting chart, with much power, intelligence, optimism, compassion and unshakeable faith.
Pope Francis Birth Chart – Evaluated During US Visit – VIDEO
His flexibility, humor, love of people, need to speak the truth, dislike of hierarchy and pomposity and ability to understand people without juggment are the best qualities of Gemini
His unshakeable faith, optimism, vision, forgiveness, generosity, natural leadership and counseling skills are all great examples of 4 planets in Sagittarius
Many Raja Yogas in his 7th
His love of people and his willingness to be responsible and accountable to them is shown by so many Raja Yogas in his 7th house.
His wild and impossible to control nature and the capacity to see “God in the Chaos” is shown by 3 planets in Mula – including his lagna lord, Jupiter and Sun! – Also he has infinite courage (3rd Lord).
Saturn 9th lord in 9th
His enduring hope and unshakable faith underneath it all is shown by Saturn, his 9th lord i the 9th – also his humility and “every man” life.
Born Near Eclipse, nodal Power!!
He is not of this world. His vision transcends the mundane energies of this world – the highest promise of the Nodes realized.
A very high being!
“Make a Mess”
This is what I referred to – His planets in Mula, to uproot the stuck and dead doctrine .. He is far too intelligent to be limited by dogma.
“Make a mess, but then also help to tidy it up. A mess which gives us a free heart, a mess which gives us solidarity, a mess which gives us hope,” he said to the tens of thousands of young people.” — Pope Francis
When planets go retrograde they appear to be moving backwards in the sky
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo Until October 9, 2015 – VIDEO
Planets go retrograde when they are closest to the earth. At that time, their different speeds create the illusion of retrograde motion. Although the planet is not actually moving backward, during that retrograde phase, it does not “keep up” with the speed of life on earth. Much like a slower moving car on the highway appears to be moving backwards if you are in the faster moving car.
When Mercury goes retrograde the things it rules slow down. This gives us a great opportunity to go inward and reflect On them. Mercury rules communication, and one of the most important parts of mercury to grade is “listening”, rather than just speaking.
The next 3 1/2 weeks are good for clarifying this story in your head, and reflecting intelligently on your life decisions. Everything you do or do not do begins as a story in your mind. Interpreting your life events and giving meaning to them has a lot to do with Mercury.
In particular now, with Mercury exalted and retrograde, and join the North node, there are enormous opportunities for thinking outside of the box and implementing new ways of living and organizing your life.