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Musharraf, Bhutto and Pakistan

by Alex Miller-Mignone

Benazir BhuttoOn Thursday, 27 December, Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated as she departed a pre-election rally in Rawalpindi, headquarters of the Pakistani army. As she emerged from a sun roof in her car to wave to supporters, Bhutto was shot twice in the neck and chest by a suicide bomber who them blew himself up, killing an additional 20 persons. The Sun at 5 Capricorn was exactly conjunct the Black Hole at that degree, and opposed her natal Mars at 4 Cancer, also exactly conjunct a Black Hole. Transit Mars at 1 Cancer in retrograde had just crossed that point the week before, approaching the 0 Cancer Sun, and the day before made an exact opposition to Jupiter at 1 Capricorn, forming a T-Square with the supermassive Black Hole at 1 Libra. Additionally, Pluto at 29 Sagittarius was moving to oppose the Sun, and Venus that day at the Galactic Center gave notice of the loss of an important female from the international stage, with global consequences. Neptune at 20 Aquarius opposed her 21 Leo Pluto and made a trine to her Saturn/Neptune conjunction at 20 and 21 Libra. Bhutto and her staff had complained of inadequate security from the government, and although Al Qaeda has been cited as the perpetrator, there is a disturbing confluence of interests in their agenda and Musharraf's. Bhutto was the sole leader of the major opposition party, which is now in confusion just days before the projected January 8 elections, in which she was expected to win election as Prime Minister. Bhutto herself placed the blame for any future assassination at the feet of Musharraf, in an October email posthumously released by CNN. Mars' retrograde station at 12 Cancer in November closely opposed Pakistan's 15 Capricorn natal Mars, and the transit Mars/Jupiter opposition the day before her death squared the nation's Sun at 2 Aries. Public protests in the aftermath of Bhutto's death rapidly descended into rioting, and the nuclear-armed country seems on the verge of becoming a failed state.

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Alex Miller-Mignone is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book and The Urban Wicca, former editor of "The Galactic Calendar," and past president of The Philadelphia Astrological Society.

His pioneering work with Black Holes in astrological interpretation began in 1991, when his progressed Sun unwittingly fell into one. Alex can be reached for comment or services at