Jordan, usually one of the quieter Middle Eastern monarchies, is having a spasm of crisis, with Prince Hamzah, the former Crown Prince being put under house arrest for reasons of ‘security and stability’ after an alleged coup threat. He in turn accused the country’s leaders of corruption, incompetence and harassment.
There are indications of a gathering storm on the three key charts. Jordan, 25 May 1946 12 am Amman, looks discouraged and logjammed at the moment, not surprisingly with the Covid problem looming large and the country also sheltering one million Syrian refugees from the recent ongoing conflict. The tr Uranus square tr Saturn is also disrupting the Jordan Mars Pluto in Leo this year and even more so in 2022. With further shocks and setbacks mid 2022 from Solar Arc Sun conjunct Mars; and rising uncertainty and panic in 2022/23 with Solar Arc Saturn conjunct the financial 8th house Neptune.
King Abdullah 11’s accession chart, 7 February 1999 3.30 pm is blocked this year with Solar Arc Sun square Pluto; with conflicted push n’ pull influences from tr Uranus square tr Saturn tugging on the Uranus then Sun Mercury this year and next. With a really tough uphill slog from tr Pluto square the 10th house Saturn in 2022/23 – and more upheavals and alarm towards 2024/5/6.
King Abdullah 11, 30 January 1962 5.23am (from memory) Amman, Jordan, has his Sun and four other planets in Aquarius as well as Neptune and possibly Moon in Scorpio and Uranus in Leo – a very Fixed chart so he doesn’t bend easily. But the next three years with tr Saturn and tr Uranus in hard aspect to his Fixed planets will test his mettle, especially with tr Saturn heading downwards into his less successful first quadrant now for several years ahead. His Solar Arc Pluto is approaching a road-blocked square to his Sun in 2022 and that is when tr Pluto picks up the trapped, high-risk and acutely frustrating conjunction to his Mars extending through 2023 as well. This crisis has been brewing for some months through last year and has only now burst into the open and is nowhere at its worst.
There are strenuous denials from Saudi Arabia of any involvement but I wonder? MBS, the ambitious Crown Prince, 31 August 1985, has his control-freak Pluto sitting conjunct Abdullah’s Midheaven and his Saturn conjunct Abdullah’s 10th Moon; with MBS’s Virgo Sun and Mars in Leo conjunct Abdullah’s 8th house Pluto and Uranus. MBS’s superficially charming Venus opposition Jupiter falls across Abdullah’s 7th/1st so he will sugar-coat his smiles, but that is a potent, explosive and power-struggling mix.