Iraq (Official name - The Republic of Iraq), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Turkey to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south, Iran to the east, Syria to the west, Kuwait to the southeast, and Jordan to the southwest.
Iraq got its independence from Britain's rule in the year 1932, and thus "The Kingdom of Iraq" came into existence. However, the monarchy system was abolished in the year 1958 and the Republic of Iraq was formed. From 1968 till the year 2003, Iraq was controlled by the Ba'ath Party (Iraqi-led faction). The Ba'ath Party lost its power when United States of America invaded with multinational forces, and thereafter multi-party parliamentary elections were held in Iraq. In the year 2011, America completely withdrew its presence in Iraq.
In Iraq, one of the oldest rift is between the Sunnis and Shiites in Islam. Iraq has a Shia-majority population, and a Shia-led government under Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and a Sunni minority, which ruled the country for many years, right from the Ottoman Empire till the U.S. invasion in the year 2003 that forced Saddam Hussein to leave power and authority.
The recent Iraq civil war plays out on numerous levels between Sunnis and Shiites; however the first and very important point is about how to share power in a 21st century state. The prime minister (a Shiite) has failed terribly in developing a success formula to share power with the Sunnis (the traditional political masters in Iraq). As the civil war worsens, and Iraq burns, the situation poses a major threat even on a global level. What lies ahead in the future? Ganesha takes a look at the important Horoscopes to predict the way ahead.
Ganesha takes into consideration 3 crucial charts – (1) The formal transfer of sovereignty to Iraq Chart (that happened on 28 June, 2004, 10:26 am in Baghdad); (2) Iraq's 14th July 1958 Formation Chart; and (3) The United States of America's Chart
Formal transfer of Sovereignty to Iraq
Date - 28 June, 2004
Time - 10:26 am
Place - Baghdad
The Star Sheet - 1
As per the Chart taken into account, Iraq is currently passing through the Jupiter-Saturn period. In this House, Saturn is the Lord of the 7th House (the House signifying foreign affairs and war), and it is placed with the Ascendant Lord Sun. Also, the transiting Saturn and Rahu are passing through the 3rd House (the House signifying neighbouring countries) over the Chart's Natal Moon and Ketu.
Owing to the afore-said planetary indications, Iraq has been facing a huge threat from the ferocious and formidable ISIS force. It looks that it will be extremely difficult for the Iraqi government to stop the ISIS, and Iraq's other sectarian-minded threats, as of now. The strong sectarian hate that exists in Iraq will have a major impact on the country's geographical as well as political structure, in the times to come, aver the stars.
The Star Sheet - 2
As per Iraq's 14th July 1958 Formation Chart, the Saturn-Rahu Dasha period is in influence. This is not a positive indication, in any way. And, in the view of current situation in Iraq, these starry influences may only worsen the situation further.
The impact of this period will be severe, and situations in the country will get worse than the Afghanistan. The country will be suffering, as a result of foreign plots and sectarian violence. The transiting Mars in Virgo will add fuel to the situation, and the country will be most vulnerable in this time – and may see a surge in untoward happenings and bloodshed, till 2nd August 2014. The crisis may also take a serious shape, and the country may suffer mass destruction. It will be a disastrous period for the Iraq's integrity – and, economic as well as the security conditions.
The US Star Sheet and Implications
The U.S. is currently passing through the Mars-Saturn Dasha period. So, willingly or unwillingly, the U.S. will be forced to provide logistics as well as military support to the Iraqi government. It will be a critical factor for Iraq, and may help them survive the crisis.
On a general level, the transiting Rahu in Virgo will continue to disrupt the harmony all across. In view of the current situation in Iraq, thus, the period till December 2015 will be highly unstable and dangerous for the country of Iraq. There are chances that a new leader will take charge of the country, replacing the present government. Iraq may have a new political structure after November 2014.
With Ganesha's Grace,
The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team