August 5, 2011 STAR

This is a very complex star, but it is not a war star. The Sun is conjunct Venus and square to the Moon and Jupiter. The malefics are not involved. This star has a water Grand Trine with Mars in Cancer, Moon in Scorpio and Neptune in late Aquarius. The earth Grand Trine includes Jupiter in Taurus, Mercury in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. The war in Afghanistan should be winding down, or the USA will simply start to withdraw. The 2012 election will be won on an anti-war platform. There will still be a lot of tension in the Middle East and other parts of the world as there is a Grand Cross between Mars in Cancer, Saturn in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Aries. Flare-ups are still possible, especially in the Middle East, but an uneasy peace is more likely than war.

Incidents of corruption in business and government will still be coming to light with Mars in detriment in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn. Nationalism might be on the rise with Uranus in Aries. Protection of resources and global warming will be the reason with Jupiter square to Venus. Excessive consumption of resources continues. Technology would have made many advances in renewable energy, (Mercury is in Virgo), but it is still not enough. More is needed, and especially the sharing of renewable energy technology. Mercury is retrograde and we will all suffer if we do not work together and share what we know.

Postscript - I wrote the above in 2009. Generally, events manifest around the time that the Star of David occurs. We are beginning to pull out of Afghanistan, as expected, but the most significant events in keeping with this Star are the economic crises in many countries and the fall of the investment markets. I have no intention of adding to the panic and I do not believe that this situation will persist until the next Star of David in 2013, but I do believe that the economic theme associated with this Star involves cutting spending (Saturn sextile Venus and quincunx Jupiter),tax reform (Mars in detriment in Cancer), uncovering waste (Jupiter square to Venus), and exposing corruption (Mars in Cancer opposing Pluto and square to Uranus). The inability of members of congress to compromise is associated with Mercury retrograde and the tendency toward fanatical idealogy is related to the Neptune opposition to Mercury.