The August 26 Gaza Cease Fire

The most recent Israel-Gaza ceasefire took effect on 26 August 2014 at 7 p.m. Local Time (EEDT) in Gaza (From BBC news reports). Astrological indicators appear to indicate this ceasefire will not hold.


Here is the chart for the ceasefire:


The chart has a rather early 0 degrees Pisces ascendant, a mutable sign – signifying that it is too early in the process. The Domicile ruler of Pisces, Jupiter, is Peregrine, Cadent, and has no aspect to other bodies by moiety of orb.

The 7th House has suzerainty over war and open conflicts, and it’s Domicile ruler Mercury is well-placed in both Domicile and Exaltation in Virgo, it doesn’t see Jupiter.

Mars is dignified by Domicile, co-present with Saturn and square Venus.  He is also sextile the Moon and Mercury.  The ceasefire takes place during a Mars day and a Moon Hour.

Astrologers who use modern Domicile rulers may be tempted to say that Neptune rules the chart – but Neptune is retrograde and opposes the Sun from the 1st to the 7th House.  In my opinion, Neptune in these issues is never a calming nor peaceful influence.  It is confusion and deception.

This chart is about a pause in war – not an end or any sort of lasting peace, especially with Mutable angles and emphasis.

By |2016-12-10T18:03:32+00:00August 27th, 2014|Categories: Articles|1 Comment

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Frank Piechoski is a professional astrologer who approaches the subject from a practical perspective. He has been practicing astrology professionally for more than 20 years and has been doing charts for more than 35 years. He has lectured regionally, nationally, and internationally at various conferences and workshops. He has also served on the AFAN Steering Committee and the NCGR Board and is President and founding member of the NCGR Philadelphia Chapter. His astrology influences range from Hellenistic to the Modern - with major stops including Lilly and Ebertin along the way. Providing information his clients can actually use is his main aim.

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  1. Dee August 27, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Agreed. That Pluto in the 11th also looks pretty suspicious… outside group or company with a vested interest, possibly financial, causing further problems?

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