for November 13, 2001
International Islamic Front
In 1998 Osama
Bin Laden decided to go pan-Islamic instead of Saudi or Arabic.
He formed the International Islamic Front (IIF) for Jihad against Jews
and the Crusaders that included radical Muslim leaders from Egypt, Pakistan
and Bangladesh. The group, an alliance of Bin Laden's al-Qaida and several
other terrorist networks, announced their arrival by declaring a Holy
War against America.
Jihad fatwa (or declaration of war) was published by the London-based
Al-Quds Al Arabi on February 23, 1998, and a chart set for
5:00 am* can be used to astrologically track the group's actions. The
natal horoscope for the IIF features a Sun-Mercury-Jupiter triple conjunction in Pisces, reflecting its religious center, with these planets squaring
Pluto, adding the element of fanaticism.
dynamics in this horoscope represent the IIF's celestial fingerprints,
or astrological signatures that can be used to track and perhaps even
forecast terrorism. The clearest example of this is the Jupiter-Pluto
connection, especially under hard aspects. The simultaneous attacks on
the American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania occurred at 10:35 am on August
7, 1998 as transiting Pluto was forming its closest square to the IIF
bombing of the U.S.S. Cole on October 12, 2000 (12:15 pm, Aden, Yemen)
took place as transiting Jupiter and Pluto were exactly opposite each
other, and squaring the IIF's fateful lunar node axis. The September
11, 2001 attacks occurred as transiting Jupiter and Pluto were
forming an inconjunction to each other (150 degrees) while lining up with
the U.S. Sun. Jupiter has recently turned retrograde and will soon be
returning to another dangerously close inconjunction aspect with transiting
Note: WolfStar uses a Scorpio
rising U.S. chart.)
Putin, The Man with the Secrets
Putin visits the United States this week for an important summit
Bush. The two leaders are scheduled to discuss the Bush administration's
plans to build a nuclear missile defense system, and how that can be done
without breaking the 1972 ABM Treaty.
Putin was born with his Sun in diplomatic Libra (October 7, 1952; 9:30
am; Petrograd) located on the doorstep of the secretive Twelfth House.
His Mercury-Saturn-Neptune conjunction is also in Libra and deeply hidden
away in the Twelfth House. Tony Blair and George W. Bush both have their
Suns in the Twelfth House and this influence gives a politician practical
insights into the fears and unconscious desires of the collective.
case his Twelfth House planets easily translated into a career in secret
intelligence since he has Scorpio Rising with the asteroid Vesta sitting
right on his Ascendant. Vesta in Scorpio shapes the personality into a
highly devoted specialist in intelligence operations. With his chart ruler Pluto found in the Tenth House of career and public reputation, Putin
rose quickly to become the Russian KGB chief.
Juno, the partnership asteroid, conjunct Putin's Pluto during this summit
meeting, we can be assured that the two presidents will publicly affirm
their partnership status. Meanwhile, the Moon passes through Putin's Twelfth
House so the two leaders will have plenty of secrets to mull over. Putin's
preliminary interview with Barbara Walters last week emphasized the possibility
that al-Qaida may have suitcase bombs stolen from the Russian nuclear
arsenal (more on this next week).
McCartney's Concert for New York City
20 Paul McCartney and friends (Mick Jagger, Elton John, Eric Clapton,
David Bowie and many more) staged the "Concert for New York City."
The fundraising event grossed $30 million in becoming the most successful
event in the history of Madison Square Garden. On November 13 the single
"Freedom" will be released, with proceeds going to the Robin
Hood Foundation for victims of the 911 terrorist attack.
McCartney was born an expressive Gemini (June 18, 1942; 2:00 pm; Liverpool,
England) with his Sun conjunct sentimental Jupiter in Cancer, and squaring
musical Neptune. This combination dominates his horoscope, especially
since Neptune is also conjunct the meticulous Virgo Ascendant. The care-taking
asteroid Ceres fills in this dynamic by opposing Neptune and squaring
uniquely placed to connect McCartney to the New York tragedy. Ceres in
Pisces is naturally sympathetic to victims and the underprivileged, but
found in his Seventh House of partners, he most often expressed this capacity
through his cause-oriented wife Linda. With her passing, McCartney has
become more identified with his own charitable spirit. (Editor's Note:
McCartney's current fiancee Heather Mills is also highly involved with
located at 29 degrees Pisces, the location of the current progressed U.S.
Midheaven (for more info, see the note at the end of NewsScope
for October 9, 2001). At the time of the October 20
benefit, the karmic North Node was near McCartney's elevated Sun, and
exactly squaring his Ceres. This unique moment spotlighted the songwriter's
personal connections (nodes), organizational ability (Sun in Tenth), and
his heartfelt sympathy for New York City (Ceres in Pisces).
is to be taken as an approximate time of birth until further rectification can determine a more precise birth time. According to personal correspondence
with Al Quds, the paper is published in the "early
morning." However, this 5:00 am time does seem very close with the
severe Capricorn Moon rising (square Saturn), and vengeful Chiron in Scorpio
at the MC. Advanced astrologers who progress this chart to September 11,
2001 will notice that the progressed New Moon squares Pluto.
deploy the four major asteroids will discover that Vesta, symbolizing
the devoted follower or secret organization, plays a highly significant
role in this chart, and provides a second "fingerprint."