mirror date in the calendar to September 11 is March 11. It's 7:39 am.
Peak hour rush in central Madrid. At Atocha station terrorist bombs
planted on packed carriages explode. In the horror that follows, three
other trains are blown apart taking over 200 lives and injuring 1,500
to the World Trade Towers disaster are chilling. But instead of four
planes, it's four trains. It even occurred 911 days after September
11 2001. Why Spain? Can astrology provide any clues to the undercurrents
of the Madrid massacre?
Spain has a long and colorful
history dating from the Paleolithic cave art of Altamira . The horoscope
of modern Spain starts with the marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and
Isabella (the Catholic) of Castile on October 19, 1469. The kingdom began
on January 19, 1479 when Ferdinand inherited the crown upon the death
of Juan II. The current successor to the throne Prince Felipe (born Jan.
30, 1968) has an amazing tie-in with this original birth chart of Spain.
The horoscope is symbolically set for noon, with the sign of the Bull
rising. However research from the late Charles Harvey suggests a 7 am
time for the passing of the king. Even this chart rests on Taurus (on
the Fourth House cusp, the bottom of the chart).
Historically this works
well. For example, during the Spanish/American war, begun on April
25 1898, the progressed Sun (monarchy, leadership) moved to oppose powerful
Pluto (irresistible force). This conflict was a disaster for Spain
which lost colonies and trade, not to mention the human carnage of war.
From July 17, 1936 Spain was torn asunder by a civil war, which lasted
until April 3, 1939. During this period progressed Mars (planet of war)
was exactly square the birth Mars. Again, from March 11 to 17 this year,
the progressed Moon came exactly to a conjunction with Mars.
is an outstanding feature of the Spanish chart. The combination of
Uranus and Neptune are in the opening degrees of Sagittarius. This union
conjures up visions of Don Quixote fighting windmills. Uranus represents
rebellion and revolution. Neptune can signify misplaced idealism. Progressed
Mars (aggression) has now reached an exact conjunction to Uranus/Neptune
activating their negative potential.
look at Uranus/Neptune as the religious fanatic, or you could look
at it as the technology of a cell phone (Uranus) igniting a chemical
agent (Neptune). The Mars spark is "how" the energy is conveyed.
This is the spiritual warrior.
Traditionally, the conjunctions of Uranus
and Neptune tie in with new (Uranus) social ( Neptune ) orders. The
union of 623 AD (in early Virgo) was concurrent with the birth of Islam.
Ironically this occurred opposite Pisces, the sign mostly tagged to Christianity.
Less than a century after this, by 711 AD as Uranus and Neptune reached
their opposition point, Spain fell to Moslem rule.
The conjunction in
the beginning degrees of Sagittarius of 1479 squared the original Virgo
placement of Islam's birth, and prefaced the resurgence of Catholic
dominance. It was less than a year before, November 1, 1478, that Pope
Sixtus IV signed the papal bull instigating the Spanish Inquisition.
Therefore, today as progressed Mars ignites this same area the implication
is that religious differences will again erupt. Astrologers reading this
article will find no surprise th99at the birth of Islam and the Inquisition
featured Uranus/Neptune conjunctions in exact oppositions to Jupiter
(belief systems, religious law).
Currently, transiting Uranus is squaring
the Mars/Uranus/Neptune combination. The sociological correspondences
for this are violent people, freedom fighters and revolutionaries. Similar
trends are additionally reflected in the current monarchy chart. They
are potentially active around late April and September 2004.
reverberates the anger and agitation of the people, along with sudden
crackdowns by government. It's consistent with confusion and also of
forces challenging the leadership. Within a week of the bombing the election
featured a turn-around as the government, ahead in the polls originally,
were voted out of office. The second half of 2005 sees further administrative
shake-ups. Interestingly, at this time the reign of King Juan Carlos
(Nov. 22, 1975, 12:45 pm, Madrid) will also be experiencing its Saturn
return. Spain faces another period of challenging change ahead, possibly
marred by violence. We can only hope there is no repeat of what happened
on March 11—a day when a stunned Spain was left counting the
toll of terrorism.