Monday, November 30, 2015

Turkey Prods Russia

Last week the Turkish military shot down a Russian fighter plane which had purportedly flown over Turkish airspace for approximately 17 seconds.  The Russians claim that the plane had never left Syrian airspace, where the Russians are bombing ISIS under an invitation from Syria.  The plane itself crashed in Syria, suggesting that the Russians are probably telling the truth.  Astute observers opine that this is no accident but both a Turkish retaliation for Russia's moves against ISIS (which enjoys Turkish support) and a "shot across the bow" from NATO either to pressure Russia to leave US-funded ISIS alone, or to provoke a larger confrontation.

When a person or collective entity (such as a nation) chooses to "pull the trigger" on violence or other irrevocable action, one astrological transit appears with stunning regularity.  It is, of course, the Pluto-to-Pallas transit.  In the astro-weather for the day of the shoot-down against Turkey's chart:

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Here we have transiting Pluto conjunct Syria Pallas, semisextile progressed Pallas, and square solar arc Pallas.  Russia is currently experiencing a similar transit, but one not nearly as strong

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