JUPITER OPPOSITE URANUS
An independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan has been scheduled to be held on 25 September 2017. The result will be binding for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), but its legality has been rejected by the federal government of Iraq. It was originally planned to be held in 2014 amidst controversy and dispute between the regional and federal governments. Longstanding calls for Kurdish independence gained impetus following the Northern Iraq offensive by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in which Baghdad-controlled forces abandoned some areas, which were then taken by the Peshmerga and controlled de facto by the Kurds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Kurdistan_independence_referendum,_2017
Jupiter in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries is one of the most important transits of the decade. It is a three pass transit and is about to make its last pass on September 28th, 2017. Uranus is the rebel, the freedom-seeker, the reformer and the revolutionary while Jupiter magnifies whatever it touches. Together, the two stand for the faith and the courage to break free from the old and reinvent the new. In yesterday’s blogpost we saw that the opposition was square the meridian axis in Barcelona, Spain giving rise to the demand for a Catalan independence referendum. Both the horizon and meridian axes are extremely sensitive. Planetary configurations affecting these axes at any place have a very strong influence. Here the opposition aligns with the horizon axis and squares the meridian at Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan so that it is not surprising that the Kurds also want their independence.