Category: terrorism

Attack on Westminster
Attacks  in London today brought terror to the Mother of Parliaments. At least two people have been killed and many more have been badly injured after a car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge — and shortly afterwards, a man wielding a knife attacked police guarding the Houses of [...]
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Terrorism, the Discovery of Chiron and Great Art
Chiron, the erratic asteroid that weaves between Uranus and Saturn, was discovered on November 1, 1977 on a photographic plate that had been taken on October 18. That second date might just ring a bell for you if you happen to be interested in contemporary art – because it’s also the [...]
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Asteroids Paint A Picture of A Modern Martyrdom
My colleague Rollan McCleary sent me this email last week, which I thought I’d share with you. This is especially for those of you interested in asteroids. “I will paste below a small piece I put out on the American Noel Tyl site and called Picture of a Modern Martyrdom.  You  may find you [...]
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The State We’re In
“Society suddenly finds itself put back into a state of momentary barbarism; it appears as if a famine, a universal war of devastation, had cut off the supply of every means of subsistence; industry and commerce seem to be destroyed; and why? Because there is too much civilisation, too [...]
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Brussels Attack
Here is the chart for the moment the first gunfire was heard at 8AM on March 22 in Brussels. Depressing. Notice the packed 12th house of secret enemies, Pluto, the ninja on the MC being trined by the Moon, which is just moving from Jupiter Retrograde (religious fanatics) to the North Node (a [...]
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December Is A Battleground
Last night, the UK Parliament voted in favour of bombing ISIS in Syria (10.16pm, December 2, London.). And in so doing they showed what democracy is about. There were passionate, well-argued speeches on both sides  — but not by either leader. Both Cameron and Corbyn seemed lightweight [...]
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Tossed By The Waves, But Not Sunk
The motto of the city of Paris is Fluctuat nec migrator. It’s on the coat of arms. It means something like “tossed but not sunk”. I have nothing useful to add to what has already been said about what happened on Friday night. But I will offer you the chart for the event, [...]
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Ankara Massacre
If you didn’t believe in the power of astrological symbols before, you should now. The chart I use for the Republic of Turkey is set for the declaration of the Turkish Republic in 1923, absurdly recent for a country with such a long history, but as you can see from the transits to the [...]
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Definitive Chart For ISIS
A few months ago I published a chart for ISIS which I’d picked up at the British Astrological Association Conference on the understanding that it had been drawn up by Professor Geoffrey Cornelius. A flurry of emails followed with some discussion whether it was the right chart. Things [...]
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The Mighty Pen, Symbol of Reason
Twelve people at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were gunned down on January 7. In the same week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi received the first 50 lashes of his 1000-lash sentence for blasphemy, ironically, an echo of the Charlie Hebdo cover that caused such offense in [...]
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Charlie Hebdo
Today 12 people were gunned down in a magazine office in Paris. Charlie Hebdo is a well-known satirical magazine, the equivalent of, say, Private Eye or National Lampoon. Two, or maybe three, murderers shouted Arabic slogans as they left the building. Charlie Hebdo has a history of pissing [...]
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Beheading
Not only was the news this morning sad, it was troubling, horrifying, grotesque, macabre — satanic even. I’m referring to the murder of the American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig and 18 unnamed Syrian troops by Islamic State. All were gruesomely killed for the camera, and the video [...]
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Astrology of Now: Open Enemies
Walk into Libra’s garden, the seventh house of the chart, and you will find yourself in a bower of sweet scented roses, treading on forget-me-nots, violas, love-in-the-mist. You might stroll down a lover’s walk through dripping wisteria to a summerhouse by a romantic lake. The [...]
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Boko Haram and the Nigerian Schoolgirls
On the night of the full moon of April 14/15, armed men broke into a school in the Nigerian town of Chibok and abducted almost 300 schoolgirls. The girls were forced into lorries at gunpoint and driven deep into the forests of northern Nigeria. They have been swallowed by darkness. We [...]
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Al Qa’ida
On 11 August 1988, three men met in the dusty city of Peshawar on Pakistan’s northwest frontier. On that day, Osama bin Ladin, Ayman Zawahiri, and “Dr Fadl” decided it was time to set up an international jihadist organisation that would make spectacular attacks on the [...]
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Some American Aprils
The “Minutemen”, American revolutionaries ready to snatch up their weapons at a moment’s notice, confront the redcoats. Their flexibility, speed and the urgency of their cause was a big factor in their victory. Allied to the fact that they were on home territory. Even though [...]
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9/11 Ten Years On
Here’s an old astrological truism: “the worst people have the best charts”. Look at the chart for the moment the first plane flew into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. It’s full of lovely, flowing harmonious aspects. Some terrible events also have [...]
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The Grim Reaper Comes for Bin Laden
According to the live Twitter feeds on the ground in Abbotabad on the night of April 29/May 1, US helicopters arrived at 45 minutes after midnight, around 1.15 am there was a big crashing sound and by 1.35 all was quiet again. That information took a bit of interwebthing diggiing. As I [...]
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