A bomb attack in Iran at a ceremony to mark the death of former Revolutionary Guards leader Qassem Soleimani, assassinated by the US in 2020, has left 103 dead and many injured. To date no one has claimed responsibility. It is thought Islamic State (ISIS) are likely to have been behind it. The group claimed the 2022 attack on a Shia shrine in which 13 worshippers were shot dead. Before that a simultaneous attack on the Iranian parliament and the shrine of the late leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killed 17 people in 2017.
Following from the Iran post below 31 December 2023, the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei in power since 1989 is the most powerful political authority, head of state, commander-in-chief of its armed forces, and makes the final decisions on the main policies of the government in many fields such as economy, the environment, foreign policy, and national planning. He controls the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, as well as the military and media.
His birthdate is questionable perhaps because of calendar issues. I have always worked on 17 July 1939 which has a fearsome Mars at zero Aquarius opposition Pluto (Moon) at zero Leo square Saturn at zero Taurus opposition North Node in Scorpio. If accurate then it is under poleaxing pressure from tr Pluto hard aspects last year and through 2024 – he is known to have health issues so it may not all be external threats which are putting him under pressure.
An alternative date offered is 19 April 1939 which has a late Aries Sun square Pluto and Mars in Capricorn in an Earth Grand Trine to Uranus and Neptune. It equally is under challenging influences from tr Pluto opposition Pluto and SA Saturn conjunct the Sun in 2025.
He took over on 6 August 1989 during the triple conjunction in Capricorn with a Leo Sun square Pluto in Scorpio. That chart is under duress from an undermining SA Neptune opposition the Sun now, SA Saturn square the Pluto in 2025 and SA Saturn opposition the Sun in 2026.
Ebrahim Raisi, the president in place till 2025, is seen as a possible successor to the Ayatollah when he finally goes. His Term chart looks rattled this coming May by a high-risk situation. And his personal chart, 14 December 1960, has a panicky, undermining SA Neptune opposition his Mars at the moment with an up down few months ahead with luck breaks and upsets.
Hassan Nasrullah, 31 August 1960, leader of Hezbollah since around 16 February 1992 when the previous chief was killed, is a Sun, Mercury, Pluto in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn sextile Neptune. He looks fairly hemmed in through this year and frustrated, with possibilities of violence from April onward extending through 2025. 2026/27 look his most testing times.
His leadership chart, assuming 16 February 1992, is showing high tension now to mid March with some lucky breaks and more disruptions from May peaking in July 2024 and on at which point tr Uranus will square the 26 Aquarius Sun. That July period is also when Nasrallah’s relationship chart with Netanyahu is severely rattled.
All manner of ifs and buts and iffy data but does back up other hints from elsewhere.