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DEC 10

Was Donald Trump thinking of the children of Gaza when he declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel? Or of peace at Christmas? Or of his sliding evangelical voter base ahead of an Alabama election. Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem became official with the finish of his signature as the clock shifted from 1.18 pm to 1.19 pm on December 6 2017 in Washington.

Trump's announcement comes after his team requested 'more time' prior to the last United Nations meeting. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was getting anxious with the US ambiguity of not criticizing Israel's illegal settlements, nor mentioning the two-state solution. Now he has his answer.

On the heels of Trump's announcement came a strange statement from Israeli Prime Minister Bin Netanyahu. One which would surely fail the Pinocchio test. “Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for over 3,000 years.” No doubt he was referring to the BC years of King David and Solomon. And conveniently eliminating, the last two millennia.

This week's column examines the global aftershock and future critical dates from the two planetary cycles involved.


First – some literal home truths. Jerusalem as Israel's capital for three thousand years. Here's the fact check. Only the uneducated are falling for Netanyahu's revisionist fallacy. Most of the Old City of Jerusalem was built during the Roman rule of Hadrian, the same Emperor responsible for Hadrian's Wall in the UK.

Hadrian also had a large temple built for Jupiter, on the site of the Temple Mount. He renamed Judeah as Syria Palaestina and Jews were only allowed to enter Jerusalem for one day a year. And so it remained during the Christian Byzantium rule through the 4th and 6th centuries.

In 638 AD Jerusalem became one of the early cities conquered during the Islamisation of the Middle East. By 691 AD the Islamic shrine Dome of the Rock was constructed on the site of the old Roman temple, Jupiter Capitolinus. Netanyahu's history book is missing all these chapters...and more.

The Crusades delivered Jerusalem to the Christians in 1099, with a slaughter of Muslims and Jews alike. It was left to the Islamic warrior Saladin to reclaim the Holy City in 1187. It remained under Islamic rule for over seven hundred and thirty years until falling to the British Empire on December 9 1917.

Just prior to the taking Jerusalem the British concluded the Balfour Declaration, originally drawn up by Lord Rothschild and officially declared on November 2 1917. This duplicitous document, drafted whilst enlisting the help of Arab forces to overthrow the Ottomans, promised a homeland the Jewish Zionist movement in the Palestinian territories.

As is common to colonialist custom, nobody asked the natives - 90% of whom were Palestinian. Now THAT is the TRUTH. Netanyahu's incredulous claim that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for over 3,000 years is not only blatantly dishonest, but shows scant respect for the last two millennia, its people and its customs. Now to the planetary cycles, so well describing these developments.


Every entity has a birth-time, be they person, enterprise or country. That cosmic kernel contains the inherent potential, as surely as an oak seed will only grow to an oak and an elm to an elm. The birth horoscope is a schematic that will also interact with important planetary cycles promising fertile springs and/or harsh winters.

The Jupiter-Saturn cycle, relating to the politics of law and order, began on May 2000, right upon the Taurean Sun of Israel's foundation horoscope. Taurus is the first of the fixed earth signs. Think earth, land and security. Positioned in the eighth house of the horoscope – traditionally associated with death and other people's property.

The Jupiter-Saturn cycle runs twenty years, ending in December 2020. At its inception, in 2000, negotiations between Israel and Palestine, over the status of Jerusalem, broke down. These shattered hopes led to open hostilities, as a Palestinian uprising eventually erupted, setting the tone for what was to follow.

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The desire for a homeland for the Jewish diaspora was exacerbated by the Russian pogroms of 1881. The largest of these began in Kiev on April 26 1881. It came with a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction again in Taurus.

The Jupiter Saturn cycle is an outstanding guide to Middle East politics of the 21st century as the US/Israeli/Western combination asserts its dominance over the Middle East. Here's how well the cycle's aspects and timing works.


JUPITER SATURN – WAXING SEMISQUARE – Exact on October 13 2002, March 27 2003, July 9 2003.

These three dates correlate outstandingly with the planning and subsequent invasion of Iraq, removing renowned enemy Saddam Hussein. The military action was approved by the Senate at 12:50 a.m. EDT on October 11 and was signed into law by President Bush on October 16 2002. The invasion took place March 20 2003. On July 2 2003 President Bush announced that US troops would remain in Iraq and that month an interim government was formed.

JUPITER IN WAXING SQUARE TO SATURN – Exact on Dec 17 2005, June 22 2006, October 25 2006

A critical turning point beginning December as Israel's PM, Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke from which he never recovered. On June 25 an Israeli soldier was captured on the Gaza border (he would be returned at the Jupiter-Saturn opposition) leading to 'Operation Summer Rains', a brutal war on Gaza from June 28th. The Israel-Lebanon war in the same time period was even more lethal with over one thousand, mostly civilians, killed.

JUPITER AND SATURN IN OPPOSITION – Exact on May 23 2010, August 16 2010, March 28 2011.

This aspect, due to its polarity, brings matters to a 'face-off' as it concludes the waxing part of the cycle. Correlating remarkably close to the opposition's first appearance, on May 20 2010, Israeli commandos raid a 'Freedom Flotilla' bound for Gaza with humanitarian aid. They kill eight activists, a ninth dies later of injuries sustained in the raid.

In August of 2010 the lead ship, the Mavi Marmara is returned to Turkey after diplomatic relations were severed. Global criticism follows with the raid taking place in 'international waters' and all media confiscated. Regardless, the plight of the people in Gaza achieves international recognition.

The opposition finishes with the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, in March 2011. The same month sees NATO warplanes bombing Libya, with additional regime change planned for Colonel Gadaffi. Western governments and their gulf allies sponsor rebel groups and arm mercenaries in Syria and Libya.

JUPITER AND SATURN IN WANING SQUARE – Exact dates - August 3 2015, March 23 2016, May 26 2016.

Another critical turning point, as by September of 2015 Russia enters the Syrian War. Russian media will soon expose the 'fake news' reports, as they reveal aerial photos of oil tanker convoys stealing Iraqi oil for western consumption. Ordinary punters begin questioning, just who is 'really' behind ISIS?

On March 24 2016 – right on the second square – a video of an IDF member killing a prostate and wounded Palestinian rival goes viral. The soldier is court-marshalled and later jailed.

On May 25 2016 a New York Times headline leads, “A Split Over Israel Threatens The Democrats Hopes For Unity”. Bernie Sanders representatives are critical of constant US bias toward Israel. They intend to redress it as part of the party platform. Sanders, who is Jewish, and supports a Jewish homeland, is also an outspoken critic of disproportionate force.

One of Sanders team complains that, “because of the role of money and lobbies there is difficulty in a candid dialogue.” The same person, Dr Cornel West, once branded Bin Netanyahu as a war criminal. Sensitive to any change in political discourse, the story does the rounds of the American and Israeli media on the final square.

JUPITER AND SATURN WANING SEMISQUARE – Exact December 22 2017, March 14 2018, September 3 2018.

Trump's predictable declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, continues the pattern of this security conscious, land focussed Taurean cycle. It seems to set the scene for December and the first quarter of 2018.

Look to significant developments around the aforementioned dates. With one pivotal provision. The second semisquare of March 14 2018, brings Jupiter to 23 of Scorpio, opposing the degree where the whole cycle began. This makes mid-March a most important time.

If the Palestinians cannot achieve justice through diplomacy, they may seek it through the International Courts.

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I have written before that Israel's Mars, Netanyahu's Mars and Trump's Mars are all positioned in the late degrees of Leo. Mars is the militaristic planet. On February 15 2018 an Aquarian Solar Eclipse will oppose the Mars degree of all three. This reinforces the crucial time frame above.


There is one other critical cycle important to this matter. Perhaps even moreso that the one I have described above. It is the cycle that Athenian democracy was born under in 507 BC. The cycle operative in 1215 when the Magna Carta underpinning common law came into being. And the cycle that coincided with the beginning of the break up of the Soviet states.

Establishment Saturn and insurrectionist Uranus were coming together for the first Palestinian Intifada on December 9 1987 to begin their 45 year run. Trump has inadvertently made his announcement during the Saturn return of this cycle. There's always time for him to balance the bias and declare Jerusalem as also the capital of Palestine. Bet you are holding your breath..waiting for that one?

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Aries or Aries Rising weekly horoscope: Your relationship ruler, Venus, is moving through your house of distant lands and international connections. It makes good for long distance travel and holiday pleasures or romance and cultural connections. Between the 12th and 17th, along with the 21st can be important in this regard. Retro Mercury is also placed in a favourable trine to your sign. Therefore what seems like a delay or extension of time on something can actually be working very much in your favour. Patience, which okay you're not famous for, can really be a virtue here. To look at your own personal chart, organise a personal and/or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top 

Taurus or Taurus Rising weekly horoscope: Mars is your classical partnership ruler and it enters your house of relationship from the 9th onward. This can coincide with encountering more passionate, physical and driven people. They can in turn motivate you. Chances are something can be returning to you here, be it compensation or money owed. Your ruling planet Venus is also strong in the house of shared resources and the dates of the 13th and or 16th can be important regarding this. Keep them in mind for garage or swap sales and where there's a bargain to be had. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and/or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Gemini or Gemini Rising weekly horoscope: The winged messenger's union with the resourceful Sun on the 13th and accommodating Venus on the 16th are among your best times for getting things happening in the manner of your desires. There may be extra important communication or correspondence correlating with some vital news or critical deals struck. It reinforces the strong relationship energies you have at your disposal for much of December especially, between the 12th and 22nd. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Cancer or Cancer Rising weekly horoscope: Welcome to premium your organisational month. It's where you need to get a game plan established before you start. It's also a time when you can improve your techniques and find more effective ways of achieving your goals. Make this your byline - 'there are better ways'. You're soon to explore them. Preparation is your key to success and also to lowering your stress levels. Along with putting into order your inspired ideas and as yet unfinished projects, a health check wouldn't go astray. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Leo or Leo Rising weekly horoscope: December can be a favourite month for you. It brings out the big kid. It's playtime. Even work can be turned into a creative fun activity, as you seek those elements out in whatever you do. It's not only the Sun back in a fire sign. But also Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Time to start trusting and backing your romantic and creative instincts, especially for mid sign birthdays around August 9. A promising period for family planners and involvement with youth groups and children. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Virgo or Virgo Rising weekly horoscope: Your ruling planet Mercury retro and square to your sign can bring communication delays, playing phone tag or crossed wires. Mercury also moves through your house of 'home and hearth'. It may engage your thoughts with plans or paperwork connected to property, real estate or family correspondence. Indulgent Venus is also affecting the same area. It affords you the chance to benefit via home improvements and adding to the value or comfort of your living conditions. The period between the 12th and 17th can be especially important here. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Libra or Libra Rising weekly horoscope: The major movers this week are all occurring in your house of neighbours and immediate environment, communication and siblings. They are spotlighted via an expressive Sun Mercury union on the 13th and Mercury Venus combination on the 16th. Love thy neighbour may be one theme, but this also suits the purchase of new communication equipment as well as enhancing negotiations and agreements. Don't be overly fussed about that retro Mercury. It's affording you the chance of getting it right! To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising weekly horoscope: Your traditional ruling planet, motivating Mars, has just moved into your sign. You can use this powering up of the hands on 'red planet' returning to home base. Mars supplies that cutting edge competitive aspect and courage to confront situations directly. The key to utilising its power lies in curbing the impulse but harnessing its passion. The October born Scorpios will feel it first, especially as the Moon joins in midweek and then meets up with expansive Jupiter. A confidence booster. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising weekly horoscope: Life can get real busy when you have the Sun Mercury and Venus all in your sign with Saturn yet to depart. So how do you serve it up to your celestial visitors and what gifts have they for you? Birthdays around the 13th can find themselves 'in the news' as the Sun meets Mercury for your birthday. An important study or media heavy year ahead. The 15th may have that Midas touch and this week is promising for dealing with new technologies and methodologies. The 'alternative' is paying off. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details.  Top

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising weekly horoscope: You can be doing a lot of reflective thinking this month which is perfect for backstage planning and tying off loose ends. If you're leaving something behind at this point, realise too that your life is restructuring in a major manner as Saturn soon moves back into Capricorn from the 22nd. Clearing the decks helps make the space. Mercury's current retro motion suits playing your cards close to your chest. Pleasure planet Venus also suggests you may enjoy your own company more than most. Savour the 'me time' - you can use it. Look at your own future prospects astrologically for the years ahead, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin Click here for details. Top

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising weekly horoscope: The union of communicative Mercury and affable Venus, exact on the 15/16th, aids in forming new bonds through social occasions or pleasure outings in creative company. The mid month is promising for collective catch-ups, fitting for the festive season. Old friends may be coming out of the woodwork. If you're more of the creative bent this can involve hooking in with those on the same artistic wavelength. A promising month for any who work in the field of entertainment or hospitality, or are looking to shift into these areas. To discuss your own future prospects astrologically for 2017, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed. Click here for details. Top

Pisces or Pisces Rising weekly horoscope: Mercury's retrograde movement through your house of profession works well for work related or refresher courses. It can also involve more than the usual amount of interviews or appointments. What Mercury is saying here is have your act together, or your CV and credentials at the ready. And don't be disappointed if you don't get the bikkies first time around. Retro planets are known for their late delivery. Venus is also at its most elevated. This is a positive sign for involvement with the public and bolsters relations overall. To look at your own personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

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