King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the biggest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, passed away January 22 at age 90. King Abdullah was a U.S. ally who fought al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultra conservative Muslim kingdom, even nudging open greater opportunities for women.
Kingship in Muslim dynasties tends to pass between brothers. Who should inherit? Ottoman sultans used to solve this problem by murdering their brothers. Not easy if you happen to have 45-odd male siblings, as was the case for the five succeeding sons of Abdel Aziz bin Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia. Abdullah is being succeeded by his 79-year-old half-brother, Prince Salman who is 78 and ailing. A royal decree appointed his youngest surviving brother, Muqrin, born in 1945, as second in line to the throne after the crown prince.
Saudi Arabia is in the midst of crashing oil prices and having to confront Iran as well as fighting against Muslim extremists allying itself with the U.S. and other countries. The 2nd largest Arabic country, 30% of the world’s oil supplies originate here as well as the most beautiful horses.
So lets look at The Astrology Chart of Saudi Arabia.
Chart for founding of Modern Kingdom Saudi Arabia
S.A.’s Sun is at the 29th degree of Virgo, the “most critical” of critical signs. Virgo rules the harvest, analysis, perfection, organization. With Mercury and the South Node also conjunct in Virgo, it appears their heritage is of perfect duty and wise decision-making. Virgo is the 6th sign, and the 2nd earth sign, traditionally relates to practical resources, health, animals and certain Arabic countries according to Rex Bills. Virgo governs Baghdad, Assyria, Turkey, and Los Angeles, Brazil and Jerusalem, Israel.
Of course one of the richest oil-producing countries in the world would have a prominent Neptune, which it does. It’s in Virgo conjunct Jupiter [ expansive} in its 3rd house of communications. Jupiter also rules religion and Neptune spirituality which shows the importance of keeping a deeply traditional religious culture.
Moon at 27 degrees Gemini in the 12th house is conjunct to the Pole Star. Everything revolves around Saudi. Even if its true sensitive,home connected emotions are well hidden. It has secret activities and powers in the world.
The Moon symbolizes mother, women, intuition and feelings which are kept very removed from sight. Women are limited and restricted, they are the dirty secret. The Moon is literally in a harem, sequestered away but unconsciously the source, no matter how repressed.
A Cancer Ascendant @ 2 degrees from the United States Sun at 13 degrees, shows why the two countries have collaborated. Pluto at 23 degrees Cancer in the 1st house makes it a rich and powerful country, with power being held in very tight control.
Pluto is opposite Saturn in Capricorn Retrograde at 28 degrees in the 7th house of all “others” indicating a very strict Patriarchal history. Pluto and Saturn are in a Cardinal T-square to Uranus at 22 degrees of Aries in the 10th house of worldly fame. Very interesting. Saudi Arabia was born with the kind of energy that is being re-formed now. Uranus symbolizing revolution, freedom, independence, new technologies, electricity, higher thought. No wonder it has been more forward thinking.
Venus is at the 15th, the most powerful degree of Leo in the 2nd house of resources. Yes royalty, big wealth, we are Kings.
Mars is in early Leo in the 1st house of self-identity. Like their flag, this shows they are a nation of fighters, militant, macho, always on the defensive. The country identifies as feeling divinely empowered. Mars is conjunct Pluto and opposing Saturn. This is a very heavy, conservative Plutocracy, Oligarchy, heavy-handed, controlling place.
Chiron at 28 degrees Taurus is conjunct the 7 weeping sisters, and I have taken the symbols of Astrology literally lately and they work! Women weep behind the curtains because they are disempowered.
The North Node or highest spiritual goal is in Pisces,ruler of oil, illusion, delusion, debt, spirituality in the 9th house of foreigners, higher education, freedom, religious tolerance, teachers. Saudi must aim to be more inclusive. Pisces is the sign of Oneness.
2015 and beyond
Saudi Arabia is being transformed by Uranus and Pluto on its Ascendant/Descendant squared by Uranus now. A new identity and way of relating to the world is occurring.
Saudi will have its Uranus Return which only happens once very 84 years. It starts in October 2015 and becomes more powerful in 2016. It is a harbinger of rebirth, revolution, freedom, big changes, new technology, innovation, breaking with the founding of the country.They may be much bloodshed. I see it as fundamentalists vs. liberation.There will be reformation, fomentation.
Uranus will be squaring the country’s Pluto in 2016. This will really rock the boat. Uranus is in for power plays, espionage, attack.
Chiron, the wounded healer comet is conjunct to Saudi’s North Node this year. They will be feeling vulnerable, insecure, adapting to survival mode. This only happens once every 50 years.
Jupiter will enter Virgo on Aug 11 and will conjunct Neptune Jupiter south Node and Mercury by the end of 2015 and into 2016. Jupiter expands, but it can also be too much of a good thing. Jupiter symbolizes foreigners, justice, education, honesty. Saudi may have to diversify its products and change the way it communicates.
Saturn in Sagittarius will be squaring Neptune and Jupiter in 2015 which is Saudi’s fortunes. Neptune rules debt, even though they have been made super rich by America using its’ oil, they may have blown it all.
Saturn will Retrograde back to 28 degrees during the summer of 2015 and be directly opposite Chiron in Taurus. This falls in the 5th house indicated definite limits on self- expression. Chiron/Saturn is wounds of the father, so there may be huge infighting. Saturn will enter the 6th house of lean times, hard work and discipline.
Neptune is almost now opposed to the natal chart at 8 degree s of Virgo from the 9th to the 3rd houses. Neptune rules oil and the 50% drop in oil prices in the last 6 months is almost unheard of. The party may be over! Neptune rules debt and illusion. You’d think they would have shored up some dollars for a rainy day. But you know how often it rains in the desert.
Saturn will be opposing the countries Natal Moon in 2017 which indicates tough times and a sense of retreating or having hidden agendas in the world, of being like the Hermit.
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