Istanbul Airport Attack

With the shocking news of yesterday’s terror attack at Istanbul Airport dominating the headlines, our thoughts an prayers are with the victims and their relatives. This is the continuation of a recent string of sad news, and we can now see a more coherent picture emerging.

Displayed below is a bi-wheel of the moment the attacks took place and of Turkey’s foundation chart from 1923.

Turkey Foundation and Terror attack

(Inner wheel: Turkey Foundation/outer wheel: airport attack)

Here we see that the lunar nodal axis of both charts are conjunct and also conjunct the MC of the foundation chart. We also notice that Mars in the attack chart is angular and conjunct Venus and Jupiter of the foundation chart.

If we compare this picture to the chart of the Paris terror attack of 13 November 2015, we will notice some striking similarities.

Paris Attack

Mars and the south node are also of utmost importance in this chart. A detailed analysis of the chart above can be found in my web log entry about the Paris attacks, here.

At the time of writing this blog entry, Mars is stationary and about to turn direct again. This means that, over time, he will continue move through Scorpio, re-visit many sensitive points and finally moving towards a conjunction with Saturn and the fixed star Antares. As I wrote in another recent blog post (here):

“… Diana Rosenberg, one of the most knowledgeable fixed star astrologers, knew that Antares had strong connections with the great issues of humankind, especially intolerance, racism and human rights. In their nativities, Julius Caesar, Heinrich Himmler, Winston Churchill and Ayatollah Khomeini had strong Antares placements. History also shows that a prominent, angular Antares in mundane charts indicates extremism, radicalism, acts of terrorism, but also the possibility of natural catastrophes, like earthquakes, storms, or epidemics.”

The conjunction between Mars, Saturn and Antares will take place on 23 August 2016.


UPDATE: My astrological colleague Gabriella Mittelman (see her website) sent me two graphics, which I am reproducing with her kind permission. She writes that she ran Timing solution, asking when planets (except Moon) were making major aspects to Antares. The higher the line or stronger, more planets angle Antares. :


The second graph is a view of 2016. She posted a link to Wiki- terror attacks in 2016- and counted 96 in January alone!



9 thoughts on “Istanbul Airport Attack

  1. Thanks Peter.

    Those Cauda Draconis placements would also suggest that these outbursts of violence are rooted in the bad karma associated with socio-historical wrong turns.

    Interestingly, I just felt that I needed to comment on the Via Combusta July 4 new Moon post a few moments ago in regard to a Cauda Draconis placement. As most other posts seem to only see an unfolding time of parties and love and home and hearth with this new Moon. Whereas I see the loose water grand trine between Cauda Draconis in Pisces, the Cancer stellium of Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury and the stationary Mars in Scorpio as heralding in a particularly chaotic emotional and potentially extremely violent period as the transitting Cancer planets directly aspect that Mars. Although it really was that initiating Cauda Draconis in Pisces that worried me most. With that Antares conjunction coming in late August it looks to be a time to be seriously mindful. This is as much an instinctual as a planetary take. So, I would be very interested to know what you think.

    • Dear Madam,
      I think you are absolutely correct in your thinking. If you look at the Istanbul chart, you will also notice that the transit Sun is tightly conjunct the Cancer ASC of the foundation chart. IMHO, this ties in with your ideas regarding socio-historical events of the past and resulting emotional trigger points now and in the near future. It may also be worth thinking about the recent events in the UK (Brexit) wherein Turkey’s potential future EU membership may have been a deciding factor. I agree that we will have to be very mindful in the days and weeks ahead!

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