Note the pair of oppositions : Venus/Uranus ( some
connection with commercial airliners) and Saturn/Pluto
(highly destructive), and the nearly exact trine of Mercury
sitting on the ascendant to Saturn and it's applying sextile
to Venus. The Summer Ingress at NYC has nova 1987a on the
Midheaven (the point directly overhead) and Neptune nearby.
Perhaps more significantly the Moon at 27 Gemini almost
exactly opposes the perihelion of comet Kahoutec (12/73) at
27 Sagittarius - this brings the oil/near east/
international trade issues to the fore. Remember the lines
for gas and those that briefly followed this incident.
Several astrologers have called attention to the void of
course Moon (she was not forming any more aspects before
leaving the sign she is in) and the prominent Mercury on the
ascendant. The Moon can be seen as being within minutes of
the exact opposition of the comet and the star Sinistra and
Mercury disposes of the Moon and Saturn, is in fact in
reception with Saturn.
It is also important to note that the fixed star Algol is
near the ascendant and part of fortune and that it circles
at approximately the same latitude as NYC. The Towers of the
trade center were decapitated. Consider also that at the
Winter Ingress, Algol was conjunct Saturn and following the
Eclipse of 12/25 there were earthquakes in India and the
vicinity of Seattle.
Neptune tends to complicate things and generally muddy the
waters - assigning direct responsibility has been very
difficult, but Neptune is also in it's exaltation suggesting
that psychics and astrologers might make some contribution
to resolving the mystery . There is also some confusion
about exact times of events, the birth date of Osama Bin
Laden, and the impact of this event on the markets, The
numerology, both EQ and traditional is also interesting.
There are clues, connected with the locations of the fixed
stars and significator and a look back at the ingresses, as
to where the attack originated.
Algorab is conjunct the ascendant. It is a third magnitude
star in the Raven, spectral type A0, declination 16:31
South. It is a double star showing pale yellow and purple.
Traditionally it has the nature of Mars and Saturn and due
to type it has some Neptune influence, it's spectra also
suggest a touch of Venus. Generally it is said to give
destructiveness, malevolence, fiendishness, repulsiveness
and lying; and to be connected with scavenging. (Robson) and
sometimes suicide The constellation is said to give
craftiness and ingenuity. It is sometimes a factor in the
charts of agitators. Here on the ascendant with Mercury and
in trine to Saturn it suggests the success of a fiendish
plan. Note also that as a South latitude star in a figure
for a North latitude place, it also suggests leveling or
undermining. The location of this star suggests connections
with locations at 16 & 1/2 degrees. This would correspond to
a locations probably in the Philippines due to the meridian.
There are other locations on these latitudes of course but
this seems most likely. North Australia also coordinates but
that seems incredible.
Nashira is conjunct Uranus retrograde. The star is somewhat
Saturnian, it's F2 spectra suggest some Mercury influence as
well. It suggests overcoming by evil and danger from beasts.
It is a 4th magnitude at 16:40 South. and suggests the
Caribbean and possibly Peru.
There were no parallels directly to planets but these stars
form a star parallel between the ascendant and Uranus which
opposes Venus. Testimony to a sudden and devastating event.
There is also the suggestion that the raven may be the apt
symbol of the terrorists. This may suggest something darker
but that is pure speculation. In the Qaballa, the qliphoth
or utterly unformed, destructive and chaotic shadow of the
sphere corresponding to Venus is called the Ravens of
Possibly the best and brightest star in the figure (by
obvious conjunction at any rate) is Naos a second magnitude
star in the Ship and slightly lunar with, according to
tradition, a nature similar to Jupiter and Saturn. Although
the constellation as a whole has been connected with
prosperity form voyages it ahas also been associated with
drownings. Situated on the deck, and considering the
connotation of Jupiter/Saturn, it likely shows a change in
course and the mixed reactions of governments (Leo on the
11th with Venus there and opposed Uranus - mostly they were
shocked ). This may also indicate the subsequent failure of
other attempts at hijacking and the temporary diversion of
flights to Canada.
It is also likely important that the Moon opposed not only
the perihelion of Kahoutec but also the fixed star Sinistra.
A 3 & 1/2 magnitude star at 9:46 South. Sinistra has a
connection with poisonings and with some authors to sorcery,
so it is not surprising that there is concern over chemical
and biological attacks.
It also emphasize the concern over pollutants from the
burning of fossil fuels (fuel crisis shown by Kahoutec and
poisons shown by Sinistra) that has grown since the early
Summary and Prognosis
This was a sudden and devastating attack against which there
was no defense. The Moon's opposition to the Comet and Star
show the effects as virtually immediate and the towers
collapsed within the hour. Indications form the previous
Ingreses show an explosive event causing much mortality.
Algorab conjunct the ascendant shows the character of the
terrorists and their suicides in the course of the attack.
Mercury shows, among other things, that the group that
directly carried out the attacks was relatively young or new
and that their parent organization was well established
(Mercury/Saturn reception). The target or victim is shown by
the 7th house, in this case Aries ruled by Mars applying to
oppose Jupiter. Aries on the 7th suggests that we were
largely unsuspecting but, we thought, wary. Mars in his
exaltation n Capricorn shows that we are strong but beset by
internal difficulties (Mars is low in the chart and headed
for the opposition) but that (trine to Sun in the 12th) we
will likely succeed in the end (this is the last aspect
before Mars leaves his sign) by secret means . For the short
term expect some policy differences to surface about 10 days
after the attack (9/21) another attack, but resisted better,
within 14 days (9/25) and some sort of shakeup as a result
(Mars will reach the IC by horary rules).
For the medium term watch when Mercury turns retrograde
(October 2nd to 23rd) which may show some reverses for the
terrorists; when Neptune turns direct on the 18th of October
and Uranus on the 30th with Saturn/Pluto exact again on
Halloween and the conjunctions of Mars with Neptune and
Uranus in November (6th and 26th). Longer term -
Saturn/Pluto are opposed again in May, on 5 September 2002,
Saturn will transit the Moon position of the event and
oppose Kahoutec and Sinistra; Pluto will conjunct that point
in January 2007. These are things to watch as likely event
points, their interpretation depends on a consideration of
the Ingresses, Eclipses and Moons yet to occur. And other
positions of interest will arise from those. The
Jupiter/Pluto conjunction of 2007 may show a change in
direction or even the conclusion of this matter on December
11 2007. No, the events set in train by this event won't be
ended soon. I suspect that these events were actually set in
motion at the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction of May/June 2000
followed by the triple Eclipse month of July 2000. I have
not noted eclipses in my timeline and they should also be
considered. They will be covered as they occur.
There are a few other things that could be said about the
figure and the event it stands for but this covers the main
points and the things to watch in the future. I'll probably
make reference to this chart and may add a little more but
for now it's time to move on.