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.

MA SA ANTARES


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. :

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

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Mars Retrograde 17 April – 29 June 2016

On 17 April, Mars will be stationary retrograde. On this day he will begin his apparent backwards movement through Sagittarius and parts of Scorpio.

We know that in mundane astrology, Mars represents the military, war, terror attacks, conflicts, strikes, fire and arson. Due to his apparent retrograde movement, we can assume that we will see a repeat performance of Mars’ actions during his first visit of Scorpio and Sagittarius, earlier this year. On 24 May, for example, Mars will be in 01* Sagittarius, conjunct his position at the last solar eclipse. Around this time, there will be a heightened risk of conflicts or terror attacks. In an earlier post, we established that Mars is also Lord of the Revolution for the USA, pointing towards the ruthless election campaign (-> Aries Ingress of the Sun)

To make things even more difficult and volatile, at the time of retrogradation, Mars will also be conjunct the very important fixed star Antares. Ptolemy made the observation, that the bright stars in the front of the body of Scorpio have an effect similar to that produced by the influence of Mars, and partly to that produced by Saturn.

(NB: On 23 August 2016, Mars AND Saturn will be conjunct Antares!)

This fixed star is one of the four Royal Stars. The three others are Aldebaran, Regulus and Fomalhaut; together they were regarded as the guardians of the sky. At one time these stars marked the Equinoxes and Solstices. Aldebaran was at 0*Aries around 3044 BC, Antares at 0*Libra around 3052 BC, Fomalhaut at 0*Capricorn around 2582 BC,  and Regulus was at 0*Cancer around 2345 BC.

Mars Rx Antares

Antares, or Alpha Scorpius, is also known as the Heart of the Scorpion. This is due to the fact that the fixed star is located in the middle of the constellation Scorpio. 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.

Antares is the determinant star of the 18th lunar mansion, al-Kalb. It is said to cause discord, sedition, conspiracy against princes and mighty ones, and revenge from enemies, but it frees captives and helps edifices. On a personal level, retrograde Mars will bring a reduction of energy levels and new plans or projects will most likely be put on the back burner. Accidents and health problems are likely to affect natives who have Mars retrograde transits to prominent planetary placements in the appropriate house of their birth chart. There is also the possibility that a progressed retrograde Mars at an angle will heighten personal problems.

We also have to take the closeness of  Antares into consideration, as astrologer Robson wrote: Antares “causes malevolence, destructiveness, liberality, broad-mindedness, evil presages and danger of fatality and makes its natives rash, ravenous, headstrong and destructive to themselves by their own obstinacy.”

See more Mars related blog posts:

An Additional Look at the Solar Eclipse 9 March 2016

Paris Terror Attacks