Iran’s reformist president – a voter rebellion

A reformist has been elected as Iran’s new president, beating his hardline conservative rival. Masoud Pezeshkian, a heart surgeon and member of the Iranian parliament polled over 50% in the second round with his opponent well behind. The election was called after Iran’s previous president Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash in May.

Dr Pezeshkian is critical of Iran’s notorious morality police and has called for an end to Iran’s “isolation” from the world, wanting “constructive negotiations” with Western powers over a renewal of the faltering 2015 nuclear deal in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return for an easing of Western sanctions.

  Born 29 September 1954 in Mahabad, Iran,  he is a Sun Libra with a lucky Uranus Jupiter in Cancer square Neptune; and a determined Mercury, (Moon,) Saturn and Venus in Scorpio.

  With tr Pluto square his Mercury till late this year as well as a Solar Arc Neptune square his Sun, he’ll be fighting against disappointment with bitter arguments raging as his life moves into a radically new phase as tr Uranus squares his Pluto. His 2026 looks very blocked with SA Pluto conjunct his Saturn.

  It is certainly a sobering moment for Ayatollah Khomeini’s grip on power. He took up the reins of the Supreme Leadership on 4 June 1989 when there was a grandiose and ego-centred yod on a focal point Sun Jupiter inconjunct Saturn sextile Pluto. Transiting Saturn is square those two focal point planets this year into early 2025 – which is hardly earth-shattering but certainly discouraging. Plus an undermining tr Neptune square the Venus hinting at chills of unpopularity. There is nothing suggesting an imminent disruption though 2025 will see outspoken discussions.

 The Iran 7 October 1906 country chart shares the new president’s Libra Sun and there is a definite sense of shared confidence in reform with a composite Jupiter Pluto square Uranus – and much the same with his relationship chart with the Iran 22 December 1501 chart. Which does not mean he will be the catalyst for radical change but he is a slap in the face for a regime that has ignored the wishes of their people for too long.  

One thought on “Iran’s reformist president – a voter rebellion

Leave a Comment