September 27, 2007 STAR

This is another War Star. While I believe the former 2007 Star indicated that the Iraq War might be winding down, (see Uranus turning retrograde in the June 24, 2007 Star), this one seems to indicate that the war in Afghanistan will continue and perhaps heat up for a period of time. In all likelihood the war in Afghanistan will never be as intense as the Iraq War since the Sun, which is at the apex of a t-square with Mars and Pluto, is not so close in orb, especially to Pluto. The Sun is the faster planet here, and will be pulling away and out of the t-square. There will be attempts to disengage and any troop build up will be with the intention of withdrawing as soon as possible. The troop build-up will never match the involvement in Iraq, but still there will be much unrest in the Middle East.

Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan shortly after this star and was assassinated. Later fighting broke out in Gaza between Israel and Hamas resulting in civilian casualties and widespread destruction. Elections in both Pakistan and Iran appeared to be rigged and were followed by protests. Unfortunately, the next Star of David is years away, August 5, 2011.

Meanwhile, the mortgage meltdown continued and worsened. Several big companies and banks either folded or were bought out. Many of the remaining banks looked for a bailout as did the US auto companies. This eventually led to a global recession (Venus in a critical degree conjunct to Saturn). Executive misconduct and excessive bonuses continued with Venus opposing Neptune.

Concerns for global warming increased and the extinction of the polar bears became a possibility. Former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring the crisis to everyone's attention.