Iran: The Astrological Path to War in 2000-2020 (Part VII)

September 18, 2008 by  

Having examined the astrological indications for war in Iran in the late 1970s and 1980s, we will now look at what the next 12 years hold for Iran. The same sensitive points that presaged the 1979 revolution and the Iran-Iraq war should be activated again in the event of another war.

The Khomeini Foundation Horoscope

The horoscope for the moment of Khomeini’s Landing in Iran on February 1, 1979 is still valid for our purposes, because it begins the era of the Islamic Republic in Iran. We saw that the Mercury-Mars-Sun conjunction in Aquarius and Jupiter’s opposition thereto were activated prior to the Iran-Iraq war. We will keep a keen eye on this configuration going forward.

The 2000 Grand Conjunction

The Grand Conjunction occurs every 20 years, and foretells the fate of nations for the upcoming 20-year period. The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus was uncomfortably close to the malefic fixed star Algol, associated with the mythological monster, Medusa. Algol is a violent star of the first order. While the Jupiter-Saturn-Algol contact occurred around the world, in Tehran the Jupiter-Saturn-Algol conjunction fell in the seventh house of open enemies. It also squared the Midheaven of the conjunction chart, afflicting the King, or the government and Supreme Leader.

At least some portion of the years 2000-2020 will not be good for Iran’s government. We also note that Mars is just inside the 8th house of death, and that the malefic (but royal!) fixed star, the South Scale, is on the Ascendant. Vivian Robson writes that Lucida Lancis is of the nature of Saturn and Mars, the two malefics, and is called The Insufficient Price. It causes “malevolence, obstruction, an unforgiving character, violence, disease, lying, crime, disgrace, and danger of poison.” Bad times for Iran, compounded by Scorpio rising, a malefic sign in mundane astrology.

Connections between the Khomeini and the GC 2000 Horoscopes

The afflicted Ascendant of the conjunction conjoins the Sun of the Khomeini chart by antiscion. This portends malevolent afflictions to the country, perhaps due to disease or generally harmful happenings (the Sun rules the Khomeini 6th house).

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction afflicts the Khomeini Mercury-Mars-Sun-Jupiter configuration by antiscion. This is a further indication of violence and mayhem.

However, the financial state of Iran during this 20-year period looks positive, at least for a while, due to – wait for it – Iran’s oil riches. Venus rules the Khomeini 2nd house of the nation’s money, and the Moon rules the 4th house of riches in the earth. In the GC 2000 chart, Venus and Moon are sextile in benefic houses, indicating oil wealth indeed. However, Venus is combust, indicating that the money will be hidden, perhaps by the government (the Sun’s light hides Venus) and in the 7th house, may be spent on covert pleasures, as Venus conjoins the Khomeini 5th cusp by antiscion. The fact that Venus is in the 7th house indicates that Iran may not have control over its money at some point during this 20-year period, or it may spend it on 7th house matters, such as war.

Next week, we will look at primary directions to the Khomeini chart to determine what will happen in Iran, during this 20-year period, and when.


Read Part I of the Iran Series – The seeds of the revolution in the Shah’s Coronation and 1961 Great Conjunction charts.

Part II of the Iran Series – The revolution draws near: Eclipse hits to the coronation and 1961 Great Conjunction.

Part III of the Iran Series – The revolution is here and the Shah is deposed.  Aries Ingress charts for 1977 and 1978.

Part IV of the Iran Series – War comes again: the charts for the Islamic Republic and the 1980 Great Conjunction.

Part V of the Iran Series – War is Inevitable, but when will it happen? Using Aries Ingress charts to narrow down the year.

Part VI of the Iran Series – Narrowing down the time of the Iran-Iraq war and Khomeini’s demise.


9 Responses to “Iran: The Astrological Path to War in 2000-2020 (Part VII)”

  1. David on September 21st, 2008 6:37 am

    Hello Nina,

    I really like your blog. But a 3 degree orb for a fixed star conjunction is a bit wide- even for Algol. The Grand Conjunction of 2000 cast for New York City has the MC at 26 Taurus conjunct Algol- which does reflect the 9/11 attack, and possibly current economic events there.

    Keep up the good work,

  2. Nina Gryphon on September 21st, 2008 11:21 am

    Hi David,

    I disagree about the orb, at least relative to the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. Lilly uses a 5 degree orb for the major stars. Now, if you are trying to pinpoint the location, as you did NYC, then yes, you want a very small orb, since a small change in the location may put Algol right on the MC.

    Best wishes,

  3. Dirk DeVries on October 19th, 2008 12:02 am


    Thank you for the huge amount of work concerning Iran and its future. I am looking forward to the next installment. Especially since your deliniation of McCain’s probability to be crowned as our president, hawktails with Iran’s future. This is pretty spooky stuff. Please continue.


  4. Nina Gryphon on October 19th, 2008 9:56 am

    Hi Dirk,

    Thank you for your encouragement. I have already worked out the specific years when I believe Iran is most at risk of war, but still need to write the post. And yes, one of those years does “hawktail” with the next presidency.

    Best wishes,

  5. yuzuru on June 20th, 2009 10:36 am

    maybe the last lunar and solar eclipses afflicting the MC/IC axis have something to do with the recent problems in Iran?

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  8. Neda on July 6th, 2009 5:09 am

    Hi Nina,

    I like traditional Mundane astrology & your Blog very much.

    My software showes the ascendant degree of Great conj in tehran:

    14 Sagittarius
    Again mars is on Descendant (like 1961 Conj)

    also based on time in this site (

    12 Sagittarius (Exactly on Pluto!)

    Another Question:
    1981 Conj is a triple Conjs and Last is at 24 July (seems to be more important).
    why you elect the first conj (1 jan 1981) as main chart not last?

    Thank you

  9. Nina Gryphon on July 17th, 2009 7:13 am


    Glad you like it. You are right about the chart (I get 13 Sag, but close enough). If anything, this chart is worse for Iran than the one I posted. Note the setting Sun, which can show the end of a king.

    Not sure why you say that the last chart is more important? The old Arab astrologers only ever used the degree of the mean conjunction, and did not have sufficient precision to cast a chart for the exact moment of the conjunction. They could only look at the degree of the conjunction, not the Ascendant or anything like that. So choosing which conjunction we want to examine is a bit of a modern luxury 🙂 But it appears that it is the first conjunction that is typically used.

    Best wishes,

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