In the final days of this year of 2007 the entire world witnessed the assassination of the charismatic Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto.
In the news there was no clear reference to the time of the event. The only times we found are that of the confirmation of Bhutto’s death given by the BBC as 18:16 local time and Wikipedia refers 17:35 as the time she went into surgery at a nearby hospital. The earliest TV reports appeared a little after noon UT (17:00 Pakistan local time). If the event took place around that time, it makes perfect sense as Mars was rising, a clear indicator of a violent event.
In this chart Mars is debilitated in Cancer describing a treacherous act of violence. The small malefic is afflicting Jupiter the ruler of the MC, and thus significator of authority figures and leaders. Jupiter is also combust which afflicts it even further.
The Sun itself, another symbol of leaders, is in the 7th House setting, which can also signify the fall of a leader.
The Moon, ruler of the Ascendant, is in the 3rd House of small travels. Indeed Bhutto was in transit (3rd House) in her campaign car when the assassination took place. In this house, the Moon is in her joy and she was in fact receiving cheers from a multitude of supporters.
Benazir Bhutto was born on the 21st June 1953 in the city of Karachi, Pakistan. Unfortunately the time of birth is unknown, so no chart can be erected. The only evident connection to the event chart is the close conjunction of transiting Mars to her natal Mars (at 4º49’ Cancer) and Sun (at 29º36’ Gemini), but without the Ascendant and the houses this information is rather vague and irrelevant.
Evidences of this tragic event must also be seen in the mundane charts for Pakistan.
As no visible eclipses or other phenomena have occurred in Pakistan in the last couple of months, we must look at the latest ingress chart, that of Capricorn.
The ingress occurred on the 22 December 2007 at 11:07:49 Pakistan time. The figure was cast for Islamabad, the country’s capital.
The most noticeable positions are the angularity of both malefics: Saturn is right on the cusp of the 7th House and Mars is on the 4th House. Again, the opposition of Mars to the Sun-Jupiter-Mercury conjunction is quite evident, an indicator of an act of violence. Jupiter, ruler of the Ascendant and the MC, is combust, which is another traditional indicator of danger to a leader. The triple conjunction is disposited by Saturn on the 7th House of enemies and ruler of the 12th House of secret enemies and conspirators.