Then in 1993 she regained control and ruled until November 5th 1996 when she was again removed on similar charges. On October 18th 2007 Bhutto returned to once again tackle the leadership question. However, Pakistan’s window of opportunity was cruelly shattered on December 27th when an assassin’s bullet cut short her life. Bhutto was being driven away from an election rally in Rawalpindi park when the bullet struck with deadly accuracy, bringing to the end the hopes and dreams of her many supporters, for a new way of life.
Benazire Butto was born on 21st June 1953 at Karachi. She was born into a powerful family who had influential friends and this guaranteed her success. On the day she was born the Sun was in the last degrees of Gemini and the Moon in Libra. This made her a force to be reckoned with as she was active, imaginative, clever, idealistic, warmth and sincere. Other planets proving helpful in making her a success, were Mars in Cancer, which added warmth and sincerity to the personality, and with Jupiter, the planet of expansion in the sign of thought provoking, Gemini, she was able to inspire and capture the public’s imagination.
She was a forceful speaker. Saturn in Libra gave her strength as a woman to take on the role of being a world leader as it gives a sobering a regularizing influence to one’s personality and helps the individual maintain balance when important decisions need to be made.
Many great leaders have a stellium of planets and personal points on the 90 degree dial and depending on the mix is whether they fulfil their lifelong ambitions or not. In the natal chart, Bhutto had a stellium, starting with Uranus on 17 degrees of cardinal, followed by Chiron, Moon, Saturn, Neptune and Mercury on 24 degrees. A stellium and the way it is constructed can tell us a lot about a person. This one gives us an insight on why this amazing woman’s life was halted at such a young age, as it suggest the inability to develop fully through no fault of one’s own. Part of this make up also suggests painful inhibitions and undermining circumstances and a person ready to sacrifice one’s life for the good of others so we can see it was not a stellium of great power, only great sadness.
This woman did have great power though, which came through Mars semi square Pluto, however the energy can be a double edged sword. On one hand it is the kind of power that can change the world on the other hand it can afford fierce power struggles and disagreements. All of which played out in her lifetime.
Doing a quick study on the Mars/Pluto pattern it seems that those with the Mars semi-square or sesiquaderate (across the dial) are more vulnerable to danger than those with the conjunction, square or opposition. For example John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassinated in 1962 and Raijiv Gandhi, assassinated in 1991 both had Mars/Pluto across the dial where as people like, Ophra and controversial cricketer, Shane Warne have it as a square. Hilary Clinton (US presidential candidate) and Sir Edmund Hillary (New Zealand mountain climber) both have the aspect in conjunction.
Because of its powerful energy, those who are born with the Mars/Pluto aspect in whatever configuration will continue to court controversy and in extreme cases, danger. Even those who use it for constructive efforts and accomplish much will arouse the ego energies of others as that is the nature of this pattern. Mars/Pluto energies can be completely egotistic which arouses antagonism in others.