Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon apologized to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for comments where he derided Kerry as ”obsessive” and “messianic.”
Yaalon was quoted in an Israeli newspaper Tuesday saying Kerry’s peace efforts between
and Palestinians were naive and foolhardy, which triggered a diplomatic spat
”The only thing that might save us is if John Kerry wins the Nobel Prize and
leaves us alone,” Yaalon was quoted as saying in the Yedioth Ahronot daily.  Washington
The current dynamics in the US-Israel Davison Relationship chart [DRC] was analyzed in a previous post . Taking off from there, here are the transits for the present. The transit of Saturn conjunct Ascendant is extremely significant as it moves towards exactness. The interpretation from Solar Fire very accurately depicts the diplomatic row mentioned in the news. No commentary is required.
9 Jun 1862 NS, 18:25:49, GMT +0:00
Midpoint in Space, 36°N00'34'', 020°W11'55''
Geocentric Tropical Zodiac
Placidus Houses, True Node
Selection: Transits Only - Hard Aspects (1 Year)
Mar (11) SSq MC (10) (X) Tr-Co 14 Jan 2014 17°Li07' D 02°Vi07' D
Plu (2) Opp Mer (8) (X) Tr-Co 30 Jan 2014 12°Cp15' D 12°Cn15' D
Sat (1) Cnj Asc (1) (X) Tr-Co 31 Jan 2014 22°Sc31' D 22°Sc31' D
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Transiting Pluto Opposition Radix Mercury
You feel that the world is out to stop you communicating your true self and in fact, it is likely that news from external sources is particularly disturbing during this period. Someone else may be forcing their opinions on you or an unexpected crisis may arise stretching your communication skills to the limit. Written negotiations and contracts may not run smoothly as someone puts a cog in the wheels. At times you may feel stressed, irritable and overworked.
Transiting Saturn Conjunction Radix Ascendant
You may feel cut off from other people, isolated as you come to terms with yourself and your role in key relationships in your life. You may enjoy the isolation or it may feel burdensome. Either way it is best to accept the circumstances and work within the limitations. In some cases your relationship with your partner may end if adjustments can't be made. The benefit of this time is to give you a clearer idea of who you are in essence and how you want to relate to the world.
The most elegant thing about a Davison Relationship Chart is that one can do everything with it that one would do with a natal chart. So here is the current Solar Return progressed by the solar quotidian method to 15 Jan. Note the exact alignment of the Uranus-Pluto-Zeus-Mercury Grand Cross with the meridian axis. Here is Martha Wescott’s interpretation of Uranus-Pluto.
I'm sure you've noticed already how people can "break the rules" (of a relationship, friendship, society) almost JUST TO GET OTHER PEOPLE "GOING"--just to set up a struggle. They do it too by... being indifferent... insisting on their own way of doin' things... presenting something new. Now, sometimes these things won't be JUST to create a struggle--sometimes the struggle will get going almost all by itself; others will feel that their power is threatened! And sudden incidents can be/feel almost life-threatening/life-changing!
You will also see shifting power dynamics & power struggles in groups, among peers or within "friendships"-- Stress can contribute to showdowns (I'm mad as hell and I'm not taking it any more!) or force inner confrontation; friendships may play this same role. And let me make this comment: things that seem to happen suddenly aren't really sudden; they've been brewin' and stewin' a while... But it sure can seem as though ALL OF A SUDDEN, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE (or, in practically an instant, things are changed irrevocably.)
prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday (March 2) for a high-stakes meeting with
President Barack Obama about U.S.-led Mideast
peace efforts, vowing to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy
international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians. TIME
Update (March 3, 2014)
With Saturn [23sc] station retrograde on Mar 2 on the Israel-Sibly composite Ascendant and Jupiter station direct [11cn] on Mar. 6 activating the long term Pluto transit opposite Mercury readers are referred to the table of transits above and the connected commentary to see how relevant they are right now!