Neptune Conceals Iran's Intentions
NewsScope for May 3, 2005
According to European diplomats, the government of Iran is ready to start up its uranium enrichment program again. The Islamic nation says that the nuclear fuel is for peaceful purposes, though the Bush administration doubts that the oil-rich country needs nuclear fuel for energy, and is secretly pursuing a nuclear weapons program. This week the U.N. takes up the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, which Iran signed.
Iran 's current government was born on April 1, 1979 (3:00 pm; Tehran**) when the Sun was in militant Aries and placed in the Ninth House of religion. The Sun, symbolizing the national leadership, is blessed with a sense of divine righteousness by virtue of a trine to Neptune, while the Sun opposite Pluto shows an awareness of powerful enemies.
Mars in Pisces square Neptune is a double message, and blends military efforts with secrecy. Transiting Pluto recently turned retrograde before squaring Iran's Mars, but will return soon to activate this dynamic. That this horoscope is a true reflection of current events can be seen from transiting Neptune's current conjunction with the Descendant. Neptune here befogs and conceals Iran's intentions.
Iran 's government is generally supported by its people in the quest for nuclear weapons, but elections scheduled for June 17 may change the momentum. Iran's national stability is under periodic challenge with unpredictable Uranus in the Fourth House. During the first week of June this Uranus is under major activation (by an opposition from the progressed Moon), which should bring some unexpected and perhaps shocking events, most likely regarding the election.
Mary Kay Letourneau, Aquarian Extraordinaire
Last week Mary Kay Letourneau (43) and her former sixth grade lover Vili Fualaau (now 22) confirmed that they plan to get married. Their case shocked and divided the nation.* but now they just want people to see for themselves that they do love each other—this after she spent the seven years in prison for statutory rape, and remains listed as a sex offender.
Mary Kay Letourneau was born during a major planetary alignment in Aquarius (January 29, 1962; Tustin, CA; time unknown), one that psychic Jeanne Dixon equated with the birth of the Second Coming, or the Anti-Christ (she wasn't sure). Looking beyond Dixon's religious filter, this alignment has brought us some interesting characters, including Jordan's King Abdullah ibn Hussein, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, singer Sheryl Crow, and Survivor castoff Michael Skupin.
Mary Kay was born with the Sun conjunct romantic Venus, and the two square Neptune. This configuration is highly artistic and forever seeking the perfect love affair. Mary Kay and Vili became friends after she recognized his artistic talent. Yet with illusionary Neptune's hard aspect, self-deception and disappointment are common problems. Both Mary Kay's father and her husband became fallen heroes when their own adulterous affairs became public.
Currently, transiting Jupiter is forming a favorable trine to her Sun, as she enjoys the attention and feels optimistic about her future. In July transiting Saturn will oppose her Mars-Saturn conjunction, bringing a reality check into focus. For a woman, this difficult passage tends to foment trouble from men, and whether that's from her young lover, or together they face extreme social pressures, we will watch and see.
Katie Holmes, TC's New Girl
Superstar Tom Cruise will soon be appearing in the much anticipated War of the Worlds, but last week star watchers were buzzing about his new flame, Batman Begins star Katie Holmes. Publicists from both camps revealed that the two have been dating for a couple of weeks, and according to one tabloid report, Tom and Katie booked into a ritzy $3,000/night hotel in Rome.
Katie Holmes was born an ethical Sagittarius (December 18, 1978; Toledo, OH; time unknown), with her Moon in regal Leo. Katie's Venus in Scorpio is strongly placed by virtue of the many aspects to other placements. The conjunction with Uranus gives a sexual magnetism that comes across clearly on-screen, while the supportive sextiles to Saturn and Pallas in Capricorn (Saturn's sign) give her depth and guidance from her elders.
In Katie's life, the elder role has fallen onto her father, who is also her lawyer, and tends to chase away would-be boyfriends. The Capricorn-Saturn influence on her effusive sexuality (Venus-Uranus) has tempered her willingness to be intimate without the sanction of marriage. This moral principle is a deeply personal challenge, and can be seen astrologically by her Venus squaring Juno, the marriage asteroid.
At the moment, transiting Neptune is conjunct her Juno (and square her Venus), highlighting this no-sex dilemma. Neptune is a master at dissolving firm boundaries, and last week Tom played his part by sending her jewelry, roses, and 40 Armani outfits. In any case, with or without Tom's attention, we should be seeing much more of Katie Holmes as transiting Pluto is nearing her Sun, which is often a transformative shift into fame.
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