Reading the Stars:
Signatures in the Heavens
This site is presented in the spirit of
royal astrologer of the late Middle Ages.
King of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, is a man born to battle and power. Consider these parts and pictures in his chart:
Most prominent is Saturn in Virgo close to his Midheaven. (Saturn is
conjunct Juno, of which more later). Here is a man destined to fill a
seat (ponder of the symbol for Saturn) of power.
What kind of
power? Virgo has many aspects and meanings, but military is certainly
one of them. (Virgo rules the military.) Benjamin (Bibi) spent many of
his early years as a commando in an elite and secret Israeli military
unit. He made his name there and was helped along the way by the death
of his older brother Yoni during the rescue of Israelis at the Entebbe
airport in Uganda in 1976. These parts of Netanyahu’s life mirror his
X - By his given birth time, his Ascendant is set at
0.27 Sagittarius. The symbol of Sagittarius suggests his innate warrior
nature. The glyph also points to his Midheaven.
difference on his 9:30 am birth time (9:27) gives him a 29+ degree
Scorpio Ascendant. The author believes Netanyahu warrants having a dual
Ascendant both of which have warrior implications.
The State of
Israel (like the USA) has a Scorpio Ascendant as well. Netanyahu’s
history - and that of his country and his race - is one of continuing
battle, wars and conflict.
By horoscope and biography, it is
more than likely that this pattern will continue. Another round of
martial turmoil in the Middle East with Benjamin Netanyahu at center
appears at hand in the near future.
X - Bibi has a Stellium of
planets and South Node (5 total) in his 11th house, all in Taurus and
within 12 degrees. This Stellium depicts much of his dynamic nature,
determination and tenacity. Netanyahu is most certainly a Bull
personified, with many of its positive and negative aspects apparent.
competitor, the fighter, the activist with a goal in which he will not
compromise. His one-time commander and occasional competitor, Ehud
Barak, has said of him, “This is a man who, the moment he sets out to
do something, will not come back unless he has succeeded.”
has succeeded on two occasions now to become the Prime Minister of
Israel. And, it is quite apparent that his present goal is not just
maintaining his country’s security, but neutralizing what he considers
the Terrorist State of Iran.
X - PM Netanyahu has an
intimidating Grand Trine between houses 1-5-9 coming into play in this
scenario. The fiery entities placed in naturally fiery houses are
visioning Venus and healer-vs-destroyer Chiron in high-minded but
combative Sagittarius, and explosive Pluto (sharing the 9th with
aggressive Mars) in regal Leo, and the Dragon’s Head and Dark Moon in
The focal point of these energies is most
likely Pluto since it is one of the ruler’s of his chart. (Ascendant
being Scorpio and Sagittarius)
X - Returning to the Midheaven,
we find the other most prominent and significant feature of his chart -
Saturn. Saturn is not alone, but rather coupled with Juno which is
within a degree or two of the Midheaven.
Juno is the sign of
the terrorist. Here Juno is in Virgo, ruler of the military. While
Netanyahu has acted as an anti-terrorist fighter, created an Institute
for the Study of International Terror, and written books on the
subject, it seems that he may have become fixed on the subject.
is obsessed with that antiaircraft rocket that can be packed into a
briefcase, and never stops spouting the theory that as soon as we
withdraw from the occupied territories, there will be a terrorist on
every little hill overlooking Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport, an open
briefcase at his feet and a rocket pointing to the sky, ready to bring
down every plane that takes off or is about to land.”
Netanyahu also believes that, “Attack is the best form of defense.”
we come to the question of who is victim and who is victimizer, prey
and terrorist. Cops and robbers have much commonality in their charts.
Netanyahu try to pre-empt the Terrorist State of Iran like the USA did
in neighboring Iraq? Will he make the Middle East safer or more
dangerous and deadly?
Time will tell. The clock is ticking.
glyph of Juno exactly at his Midheaven leads the author to wonder if
Netanyahu stands their waving a flower, a sparkler or a nuclear bomb.
Pluto and Juno look much the same when considered from this angle.
Netanyahu: The Road to Power, Ben Caspit and Ilan Kfir, Birch Lane Press, Seacaucus, NJ, 1998.