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Airplane Terrorist Plot Thwarted?!

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by Mark Lerner

Dateline: August 10, 2006 Morning Breaking News
: In the midst of a Middle East Crisis primarily between the state of Israel and the terrorist group known as Hezbollah – that had just reached a symbolically important one lunar cycle of duration since hostilities began on July 12 – the Western World was rocked early this morning by all-points bulletins concerning terrorist efforts to blow up airplanes with onboard explosives going from the UK to America.

Whether true or not, NBC News is reporting that the plan was to blow up 10 planes simultaneously over the Atlantic Ocean.

The levels of threat in our country and in the United Kingdom have just been raised and the level there is at “critical.” Supposedly, according to Scotland Yard, “mass murder” on a scale unimaginable was being plotted. Most flights out of Heathrow Airport in Southern England have been cancelled. Flights to New York City, Washington, D.C. and California – in particular – were targeted. Massive delays are occurring throughout our country and the UK.

All of this is still coming in at an early stage and therefore, at this point, I will plan to share an update when more of the facts are in and the situation – hopefully – stabilizes.

However, this entire situation is going to drastically influence tens of thousands of people flying today and in the near future.

Two charts that are useful to look at right now are (a) the First Powered Airflight by the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903 and (b) the Full Moon that just struck on August 9, 2006. Those two charts are given below.

While there are many stories about possible manned air flight before the historic flight by the Wright Brothers in North Carolina, the unique event of their experience the morning of December 17, 1903 still seems to be the “correct chart” for the birth of human air flight.

As such, it has been very disturbing to note that transiting Pluto is currently crossing over the First Flight Sun-Uranus conjunction placement near the Galactic Center at 24+ and 25+ Sagittarius. This had already begun in the latter part of 2005 and has been happening on and off so far in 2006. This will continue into the fall of this year.

Pluto can only unite with the Sun of any birthchart once in 248 years! Therefore, after 2006, Pluto will not conjunct the solar placement in the chart for the First Flight for another 248 years.

In the meantime, the shocking events of today are a reminder that the First Flight happened on the day of a Sun-Uranus conjunction in 1903. As a matter of fact, on the day after the Wright Brothers First Flight – when the whole world marveled over the event – there was a New Moon exactly conjunct Uranus to within 1 minute of arc! And we know that Uranus is strongly connected to aviation, high technology, shock waves, revolution, surprises, unpredictable events, instability, uncertainty, and the nervous system.

Pluto is definitely associated with bombs, terrorism, the underworld, anything hidden, secretive and mysterious – when this most distant planet is operating in a negative manner.

Apparently, this current Full Moon is activating the First Flight birthmap in a dramatic way. Not only is transiting Pluto conjunct with the First Flight Sun-Uranus union, but transiting Neptune has been sitting on top of the exact Ascendant of the First Flight chart (19+ Aquarius) for several months now. Neptune actually made a station a couple of months ago right on that Ascendant.

Of all the angles in a birthchart, most astrologers will probably agree that the Ascendant is the most sensitive and significant angle to analyze and study. Neptune is connected in a powerful manner with religious fanaticism and the extreme fundamentalism that has been sweeping the Islamic and Christian faiths during the past few decades – particularly since Neptune and Pluto switched positions, as they always do, every 248 years (where Pluto becomes closer to the Sun than Neptune for a 20-year cycle). I wrote many articles on this phenomenon in the pages of Welcome to Planet Earth magazine from 1981 to 2000. The Pluto-Neptune and Neptune-Pluto shift happened from January 1979 to January 1999.

You will notice in the Full Moon chart that the Sun is very close to Saturn in Leo, and the Moon is very close to Neptune in Aquarius. That puts the two lights – Sun and Moon – in an energetic polarity with the developing Saturn-Neptune opposition that will become exact on August 31, 2006 and then repeat two more times in 2007 (on February 28 and June 25 of next year).

All three of these highly stressful and disturbing Saturn-Neptune oppositions will be happening near or on the Ascendant-Descendant axis of the First Flight chart. Thus, international flying – and, of course, domestic flying – will be under enormous pressure, scrutiny and terrorist threat for many months into the future. This has always been a danger over the decades – particularly with the skyjackings that started occurring in the 1970s.

Now we are in the midst of a more severe crisis regarding global aviation since Pluto will continue its conjunction with the First Flight Sun-Uranus placement and Neptune will continue its conjunction with the First Flight Ascendant for the rest of 2006 and for parts of 2007.

This Saturn-Neptune opposition can represent the West (Capitalist-Materialist Saturn force) versus the East (Religious-Fanatical Neptune force) – and therefore a rekindling of the Crusades, and the battle between Islam and Christianity-Judaism. There is much chaos and confusion when these two very differently-themed planets make this polarity in the sky. Their opposition occurs every 35 years – striking in the middle decanate of Pisces-Virgo during March and October in 1936, and January 1937, and then in early Gemini-Sagittarius in June and November 1971, and April 1972.

In the 1936-1937 time-period, America and much of the world was still entrenched in the dark depths of the Great Depression. Plus – Hitler in Germany, Mussolini in Italy and the Empire of Japan were already on the march in gobbling up other lands and wreaking havoc in the lead up to World War II.

In the 1971-1972 time-period, a spiritual wave – coming strongly from countries like India and Tibet – was bringing a Neptunian mystical current into the materialism of the Saturn-dominated West. Nevertheless, our economy had just totally gone off the Gold Standard (via a decision by President Nixon) and many of the severe currency problems that still afflict the global financial network had their origin back in the early 1970s during that Saturn-Neptune opposition.

It appears that all the outer planets – Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – are active with this current aviation crisis. Transiting Neptune on the First Flight Ascendant and transiting Pluto on the First Flight Sun-Uranus are guaranteeing that reality. However, be aware that transiting Uranus – presently in Pisces – is poised to make three crossings of the First Flight Jupiter in 2007.

Since Uranus can have a lot to do with shocks, surprises, disruptions, radical change, uncertainty and short-circuits of any kind, we may all be in for a rough ride when it comes to either taking flights or nervously being on hand when our relatives, friends and colleagues are traveling by plane or coming home.

While there are many people who will imagine this as yet another conspiratorial creation by the conservative executive branch of our government to keep painting terrorists as evil-doers trying to completely destroy our way of life, it is possible that actual, real terrorists wanted to create mass mayhem at this time while the new Mideast Crisis is reaching an even greater flashpoint of violence and destruction. And their goal may have been to drag the West – especially the UK and America (the key perpetrators of aggression in Iraq, from the perspective of the terrorists) – into precipitating World War III.

After all, the extreme Islamic fanatical groups appear to look forward to martyrdom and their agents of destruction are brainwashed into believing that their suicidal and homicidal actions will further their own spiritual destinies. In the West, we very much want to cling to our material possessions, value physical life, and are – for the most part – horrified by death and fearful of the great beyond.

Important Note: If our current administration in Washington, D.C. can keep the Middle East crisis-war on the front pages -- along with continuing airline and airport security chaos and terrorist mayhem -- all of this will work strongly to prevent the Democrats from winning the House of Representatives on Nov. 7, 2006. Therefore, we may not have to wait for an "October Surprise" orchestrated via President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Rice and Karl Rove. The longer all these stories grab hold of the headlines, the longer the horrible and devastating War in Iraq remains under the radar screen of real, public scrutiny -- allowing the Republican Party to keep ruling over the main branches of our Federal Government.

One of the major planetary "culprits" -- setting our national security on edge -- is that the new planet discovered in November 2003 (Sedna) -- far out in space -- is sitting on top of America's natal Vesta (19+ Taurus). This began last year, is incredibly potent right now, and will remain in effect for another 2 years. It is an extremely rare and potentially devastating synchronicity and I have been watching this transiting Sedna battle with America's Vesta developing for quite awhile now.

We have to remain on alert for more national security and national safety turbulence for a long time into the future. This very rare Sedna crossing of our Vesta is also likely to coincide with the financial and investment meltdown in our society that I have discussed in many articles in Earth Aquarius News during the last year.

Keep in mind that I have discussed in many places on this Earth Aquarius News website – and in all my writings for five years – about the USA Progressed Mars stopping and turning retrograde for the first time in our 230-year history as a republic. The official stopping of our nation’s Progressed Mars occurred on July 22, but it had been building for many months, and it will remain inflammatory and acute for many months in the future.

If this situation regarding air travel and safety becomes worse, then be on the lookout for greater involvement by our military forces (Mars = military and warfare of any kind) – including the heightened presence of the National Guard and other military personnel at our major airports.

Stay tuned to this astrological channel for more on this important story.

© 2006 by Mark Lerner and Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. All rights reserved.

[To reach Mark Lerner, use the Contact Mark e-mail section on our website. For information on his consultations and astrology services, navigate over to the left-side column of the website.]

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