Tony Blair's Dilemma
Growing opposition to Tony Blair's alliance with the US in Iraq now threatens his position as British Prime Minister. Blair appears to have overreached by tagging along with his friend, President Bush, in an attempt to increase his fame and stature.
The question naturally arises whether Tony will survive this misadventure, which is the purpose of this Forecast. Blair's Vedic chart and Dasa cycles to 3 levels are shown below, and following are some snapshots of key attributes:
These summary statements set the stage for Tony Blair's fall from power, and the timing for this is found in his Dasa cycles, along with the transits of Rahu and Ketu, the Moon's Nodes.
Tony's Unfolding Cycles
As shown above, Blair is in his Saturn (restriction) cycle, which began in 1998. The subcycle of Mercury began in February 2001. Saturn does gives career advancement in this chart, but it also chills his compassion giving him a charming ruthlessness, as stated above. Provocatively, Bush also has Venus with Saturn in his chart. Mercury, as discussed, is both immoral and untruthful for Blair. Together, Saturn and Mercury give tremendous focus but also deception, even self-deception. The Saturn/Mercury planetary cycle, then, set the stage for Blair to be drawn into Bush's web to invade Iraq following 9/11.
From June 26, 2002 to August 22, Blair's third level Dasa planet was warrior Mars, particulary aggressive in this chart. This was the period that Blair and Bush began to meet about invading Iraq. The third level Dasa planet, that of Rahu, followed until January 17, 2003, stimulating Blair to buy into Bush's Iraq invasion policy, and he was powerless to resist the Rahu's illusionary influence. During this interval, Rahu in transit (in the sky at that time) was in Blair's 1st house, giving power and charisma, but also increasing Blair's susceptibility to the unrealistic Bush-inspired mass trend of invading Iraq.
The third level Dasa of Jupiter came next, lasting until May 28 of this year, and, as discussed, this is a willful and destructive Jupiter. Yet, Jupiter is also luck and fortune, and the British side of the Iraq invasion was therefore very successful.
Saturn/Mercury/Saturn came next, and this ends October 30, 2003. This combination has magnified Blair's deceptiveness, and self-deception, and responsible Saturn, the planet of reality (wisdom experienced) began to turn its relentless screws. That Saturn sits in the 5th house of government indicates it punishes him for being irresponsible, and events have clearly shown the Iraq adventure began to sour during this period.
On August 28, head of the dragon Rahu in transit left Blair's 1st house to enter his 12th house of loss, which must bring him problems. Since Rahu is an eclipse point of the Sun and the Moon, and it is now transiting across his Sun (power, self and government), Blair is figuratively and literally eclipsed. His power evaporates. Because Ketu, the tail of the dragon, is always opposite Rahu (the two dragon halves are never completely separated), Ketu on August 28 transited into Blair's 6th house of enemies and competitors. In this position, Ketu gives difficulties with subordinates and co-workers, which is already occurring.
On October 30, Blair's Dasa cycles change to Saturn/Mercury/Ketu, bringing more challenges within his staff, the Labor Party and the public. With his current and growing problems, along with the now negative association with Bush, Blair could be forced out at any time after October 30. However, this is a pretty tough and convincing fellow, certainly as glib as they get. He will likely persevere for a few months.
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