Not only is the present Saudi Royal family facing threats of rebellion from a different branch of the family, there appears to be growing rivalry between the two anointed successors to King Salman who is in declining health. It’s like a re-run of the Tudors from mediaeval England.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the king’s nephew, 30 Aug 1959, is interior minister. While Salman’s son Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31 Aug 1985, is Defence Minister, pursuing an ill-advised, expensive and destructive war in Yemen (see previous post).
It would explain why King Salman’s Reign chart, 23 Jan 2015 1am Riyadh, has an undermining 4th house Moon Neptune Mars conjunction in Pisces square Saturn – a family which is not mutually supportive. Tr Saturn is squaring that conjunction at the moment till this December; and tr Neptune is conjunct the Mars through 2016. So it’s not getting better. Indeed Saturn will move by Solar Arc to square the Moon by 2018 which may see a cut-off point, if it doesn’t come sooner.
Both the Crown Princes have their Sun at 6/7 degrees Virgo so both are sagging badly and uncertain at the moment with the tr Neptune opposition. If anything Mohammed bin Salman looks to be having most problems with his Solar Arc Pluto square his Mars this year as well as his Solar Arc Saturn conjunct his Uranus. Both of which look dangerous and devastating. Mohammed bin Nayef has tr Neptune opposing his Venus through 2016 so not feeling popular.
Their relationship chart is atrocious with an argumentative composite Sun Mars conjunction square a distrusting and aggravated Neptune Saturn. That again is being chipped away by tr Saturn and tr Neptune through the next year.
There’s an intriguing comment in today’s Independent that the UK may be guilty of war crimes in selling munitions to the Saudis who are killing civilians in the Yemen. It would take an earthquake to stop the present UK government foregoing those massive defence contracts that fill the treasury coffers. But public and media pressure is beginning to build against Saudi executions, abuse of human rights and funding of jihadists.
The relationship chart between UK and SaudiA is under considerable strain in the time ahead with tr Pluto conjunct the composite Sun from early 2016 through till late 2017. With a definite upheaval from mid 2016 with tr Uranus conjunct the composite Pluto.