I sent a four part series called “When Calamitous War under Cancer Comes” exclusively to members of HogueProphecy Bulletin late last year. It dealt specifically with how we might correctly interpret the first two lines of Nostradamus’ coded astrological prophecy indexed Century 6, Quatrain 24, published in 1556:
Mars and the scepter (of Jupiter) will meet in conjunction,
A calamitous war under Cancer.
In brief, I concluded that a rare clustering of Mars and Jupiter conjunctions during the selling of the Iraq war to the world by the Bush Administration in 2002 and further appearances during the time of intense secret planning for a war with Iran later in 2004 and 2006, designated calamitous war forewarned by Nostradamus for our times. Line two decodes further astrological clues if you switch the word “war” for its ruler “Mars”:
A calamitous (Mars) under Cancer
(birth sign of America and President G.W. Bush).
Both the nation and its current president were born EXACTLY with the Sun 13 degrees in Cancer. If ever there was a sign for a coming calamitous “Bush war” in the “Muddle” East, this is the one.
Ever since 1960, America has planned botched wars (Vietnam) and blundered into military disasters when the planet Mars passed into Cancer in conjunction with America’s natal Sun sign: the CIA’s Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba (1961), the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), and the Gulf of Tonkin Incident (1964). The latter led to Vietnam and America losing a war for the first time in its history.
In our times, Bush forged and sold a plan to invade Iraq to find weapons of mass destruction that did not, in fact, exist when Mars moved through Cancer in May through July of 2002.
On 5 March 2008, Mars passed into Cancer for its last transit during a Bush presidency. If bellicose blunder were a thing of evil star signs, the window for a US calamitous war opens widest until Mars moves out of Cancer by 9 May 2008. When the Cancerian President under a Mars transit cashiers Admiral Fallon, commander of Central Command, overseeing the Persian Gulf — a vocal critic of the US military option against Iran — I begin wondering if this is not a portent that the Iran war option is on the table once again. The most ardent proponent for war is Vice President Dick Cheney. His “Caesar” sends him a day after the Ides of March to the Middle East. On 16 March, Cheney will shuttle to secret meetings with leaders of Israel, Saudi Arabia and Arab Gulf states.
A bland Bush told the press the VP is on a diplomatic mission to push the Israeli-Palestinian peace process forward and reassure Arab oil kings and sheiks. I believe something more is hiding under the president’s mask.
What I said in late 2007 bears review:
Bush’s birth chart has Saturn in Cancer in the 12th house. This house rules the subconscious mind, unconscious emotional blocks and mental patterns… The 12th house shows an individual where his spiritual awareness is needed to transcend illusions of his ego…
…President Bush’s Saturn in Cancer is in its detriment. The ruler of karma and reality checks for invisible enemies, unconscious motivations — delusions, talking to God, etc. — is also negatively squared Bush’s planet for expansion of his mind, such as Jupiter. His Sun in the 12th House…square with Neptune — the sign of messianic self-delusions. He should NEVER listen to his gut, or to voices from above until he acquires more self-awareness about his mind…
Mars in Cancer will pass over the president’s natal Saturn in the first week of May 2008. If war has not happened by then, I intuit that the president with his aspects magnified by Mars will be quite angry and frustrated with Iran and with those at home in Congress including a majority of the American people for not supporting his great plans. What must he do, become a dictator to get things done?! He is going to be one very ornery cuss. He could explode. The delusional voice of God in his hot noggin will rage and lust for divine retribution against [Iran]. Really, if there ever was a time in the long presidency of George W. Bush when a chief executive can make an altogether rash and psychotic decision to unilaterally go to war, May 2008 is it!
(15 March 2008)
More Iran predictions.