time of crisis, we can use astrology to help us get a cosmic perspective
on the tragic events that have unfolded in New York and Washington, DC.
Loss of property and loss of life are tragic enough, but a deeper symbolic
event has transpired. The United States has had its boundaries infiltrated
in an act of war that frightens and angers us. Regardless of our individual
political beliefs, our stance on big business and world trade or our position
on military funding, every American was attacked today.
have been watching serious Saturn as it begins its stressful opposition to Pluto, the planet of intense and sometimes volcanic change. This aspect,
which began in August and will be with us through next spring, is a harbinger
of powerful structural transitions and economic austerity. But a slow-moving
aspect like this needs a trigger to manifest an event of this proportion.
Messenger and the Fated Septile
the moment of the first attack on the World Trade Center, Mercury was
rising in a harmonious trine aspect to Saturn in Gemini, representing
the winged messenger delivering its message to the Twin Towers. The Sun,
fiery Mars and unexpected Uranus were positioned in a septile pattern,
at three points on an imaginary seven-pointed star in the sky. This division
of a circle by seven represents fated events that have great power and
little warning. In addition, Mercury was also in the picture, tied to
this pattern by a half-septile to the Sun. The overall pattern shows a
sudden event, crashing through from unexpected quarters, delivering a
very real blow to the larger structural shift described by the Saturn-Pluto
Fatal Full Moon
and Full Moons often foreshadow events in the weeks that follow. The Full
Moon prior to the terrorist attack was particularly intense, as the Sun
and Moon formed stressful right angles with the powerful Saturn-Pluto
opposition. The following comment appeared in StarIQ's monthly New
key event of this lunar cycle is the Full Moon in Pisces. Its potent
alignment with planetary heavyweights Saturn and Pluto makes this
a time of serious changes. We may face some of the less attractive
parts of ourselves, but digging deep is necessary to make fundamental
changes as individuals and for society as a whole.
Matthew Carnicelli predicted the possibility of terrorist attacks on the
U.S. based on the inauguration chart of George W. Bush in his article
Bush Presidency: Storm Clouds at High Noon. Regarding
the placement of Mars in the house of open enemies, he wrote, "Mars
in Scorpio suggests the dramatic projection of military power somewhere
outside of the continental United States—perhaps in response to a
series of terrorist attacks, or even an attack upon the presidency itself."
while fate may play its hand on the collective, we each have choices as
individuals in how we respond to life's painful experiences. As long as
we are willing to learn from them, there is always hope for the future.