War and Freedom
The station of Uranus at 22 Pisces comes to a close. The Iraq War was a strange one from the start. It began with the Sun at 29 degrees Pisces, the very end of the wheel of experience. Pisces was on the ascendant as well. The location in the birthplace of civilization added gravity to the situation and the invasion itself never had a clear mission nor an exit strategy. Confusion abounded and while Operation Iraqi Freedom started with great enthusiasm and fanfare, it's closing with a big question mark and feelings of disorientation. Why was the United States there and what was it doing? Those questions might never be answered but once thing is certain now. The people on all sides want it to end.
Pluto is at 29 degrees Sagittarius exactly square the Sun in the chart. The Full Moon in Capricorn had 29 degrees Gemini rising, also square that Sun. The long station of Uranus at 22 Pisces touches the war chart, Obama's Mars, and US Neptune square Mars. With all these forces aligned, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, just "not-officially" endorsed Obama's 16 month withdrawal plan. They meet in Baghdad today.
16 months you wonder. Why that figure? Does that mean 16 months from now or 16 from the inauguration?
The chart of the invasion on March 20, 2003 has Saturn at 22 Gemini exactly square transiting Uranus now, the planet of liberation. This repeats the Saturn-Uranus theme in the world in general. Added to that is transiting Saturn square USA Uranus. But here's where it gets especially interesting. 16 months from now, Uranus will be back at 22 Pisces where it is today. 16 months from the inauguration, Uranus will be at 29 Pisces, conjunct the war Sun. Take your pick. So who exactly is being liberated and from what? Perchance the Iraqis will be freed from their age-old history of foreign occupation. Or the United States will be separated for a long time from her need to engage in mistaken wars. These are possibilities, mind you.