– Israeli warplanes pounded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing at least 229 people in one of the bloodiest days for the Palestinians in 60 years of conflict with the Jewish state.
Hamas vowed revenge including suicide bomb attacks in the “cafes and streets” of Israel, as Israeli air strikes continued late into the night. Israel said the offensive would continue as long as necessary and that it may also involve land forces. – GAZA (Reuters)
Let’s give a quick look to the chart for the moment of the attack.
Israel who started the attack is Mars ruler of the Ascendant while Venus, ruler of the 7th house, signifies Palestinian people.
Israel started the attack in the morning, at the time children generally come back from school, so it is a day chart.
Mars – Israel – is very strong in his exaltation and at MC, but being against his hairesis – a night planet at the MC in a day chart- is very dangerous and highly malefic.
It is oriental but still combust to the Sun and it will not visible till 20 th March 2009, when it will have its heliacal rising.
Moreover Sarapione (how do you call in English?) of Alexandria “Combust planets are weak because the Sun withdrew their strength and then it will return this strength in due time, and it will be benefic for Jupiter and Venus, malefic for Saturn and Mars, when they are in effective places.“
Being invisible Mars means occult things and events and the same the Moon, and events will last in time because of the New Moon.
On the other hand Palestinians are Venus, which is the star traditionally ruling Muslims.
Venus is in on the cusp of the 12th house so their war is a clandestine one. It has no special dignity, just a reception with Saturn, ruler of the 10th, 11th and 12th house: I believe because these kind of attacks – where children and people without any link with terrorism die- generally don’t like to the international community.
But Saturn is falling in the 6th house, I’m not sure it could help very much….
Venus is applying to Mars in 8 degrees so I think there will be a confrontation between the parts.