Embassies & Consulates Attacked: What's Next?
Two Extracts from the self-published A Graphic Ephemeris of Sensitive Degrees: Planet Stations and Eclipses by Eleanor Bach (1986, NYC):
"Vesta is Embassies, or Consulates; bits of 'home' on foreign stuff. Such places are supposed to be 'safe,' inviolate. But that tradition was shot to hell with the Iranian hostage crisis, where the embassy was taken over, and its personnel taken captive. Conservative fundamentalists, religious or political, may be up in arms, anywhere in the world, clinging to the past, wanting to either stand still or move backwards to what they perceive to have been better times." [Page 62]
Regarding Juno "…In government, she is a peacekeeper, a diplomat. She will indicate governmental diplomacy in the interest of avoiding conflict or war. When leaders of state meet, or visit with each other, or when ambassadors get involved in shuttle diplomacy, Juno is involved. [Page 58]
Eleanor Bach was one of the great astrologers of the 20th century. When I first began my studies and professional work in the field in 1972, she had just published the first Asteroid Ephemeris concerning Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta. When I was publishing my astrology newspaper/magazine Welcome to Planet Earth (1981-2000), she was sending a terrific newsletter -- Planet Watch -- to her subscribers all over America and around the world. She understood so keenly how the 4 main asteroids (and other ones) were active and powerful in current events. In essence, she was able to show, without any doubt, that the main asteroids have the same potency of archetypal power as the Sun, Moon and 8 major planets have on human behavior and earthly experiences.
If you re-read the first quotation above, it sounds as though she had just been reading and watching all the news about the attacks on embassies and consulates around the world since September 11, 2012 and realized that Vesta was deeply involved in some kind of transit. Well, she wrote her statement in 1986 -- 26 years ago -- but she would have been correct now because on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012 when the Egyptian protestors were trying to storm the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and when the radical fringe Islamic demonstrators succeeded in burning down the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (where J. Christopher Stevens, born April 18, 1960, died of smoke inhalation), Mercury was squaring Vesta in the sky while Venus was making a tense, 45-degree link to Vesta in the sky. In addition, Vesta in Gemini was only two days away from making its first of three unions with America's Mars at 21+ degrees of Gemini (on September 14) -- as Vesta will be making a station and turning retrograde on October 25, gearing up for two more passes over the U.S. Mars in the next 6 months.
And if you re-read the second quotation above, it turns out that Ambassador Stevens, who died on Sept. 11, 2012, was born with an exact Juno station in late Sagittarius (at the center of the galaxy) and in a nearly precise, harmonious trine of 120-degrees to his Sun in late-Aries. Thus, one of his main and flowing alignments at birth -- enhanced enormously by the power of Juno stationary (something that is also larger than life in President Obama's birth chart at 1 degree of Aries) -- reveals the significance of the smallest of the 4 main asteroids, Juno, which effectively rules over Diplomacy and Ambassadors.
The reason that the conflict against embassies and consulates became almost universal within 48 hours after the first two upheavals on Tuesday Sept. 11 was that Vesta moved into the exact conjunction with the US natal Mars at 21+ Gemini in those 48 hours. [Vesta only unites with Mars in any chart about every 3 1/2 years.] Furthermore, if you look at the color chart for America's Secondary Progressions, you will see that our national Progressed Moon had just moved into a precise conjunction with our national Progressed Mars at 18+ Libra. This union had only become exact the week before this series of attacks, and -- of course -- Mars has always been known as the key planet of war. The Progressed Moon and Progressed Mars for any entity can only occur approximately every 27 years or so; therefore, it is exceedingly rare and the USA Progressed Mars had only made its first ever station in 2006 and is now only near the start of an 80-year retrograde cycle.
The reason that the conflict had to do with a horribly created video that defamed the Prophet Mohammed was revealed by the fact that the transiting Sun this past week was approaching America's natal Neptune at 22+ degrees of Virgo. This conjunction -- so close on Sept. 11, 2012 -- also became exact 48 hours later on Friday Sept. 14, 2012. While Neptune -- positively -- can relate to spirituality, religious beliefs, idealism, imagination, psychic sensitivity, universal love-wisdom, the film-television industry and photography, music/dance, and creative artistry on a very high level, it can also be associated -- negatively -- with fanaticism, religious intolerance, bigotry, and confusion-chaos on a mass scale, particularly associated with film-video-photography work that may be distortions and manipulations of reality.
We are now at the point (the weekend of Sept. 15 - 16, as I am writing this feature) where a New Moon has just occurred within 1 degree of the USA natal Neptune, and where transiting Pluto in Capricorn is about to turn motionless, and shift from retrograde to direct motion (Monday night Sept. 17) and where Uranus is about to square Pluto in the sky for their second of seven potentially shocking, disruptive and revolutionary, 90-degree aspects that will extend until March 2015.
Since the Progressed Moon in our nation's birth chart is still going to be with the Progressed Mars placement for a couple of more weeks, and Vesta will eventually stop and go retrograde starting October 20, and then continue being in reverse for several months (uniting with the USA Mars again around Nov. 21 - 26, 2012 and again during the last two days of March 2013), the volatile conditions surrounding this inflammatory world crisis can extend into the first few months of the new president's term in office.
It was back in October 1994 -- when America experienced a Progressed New Moon at 19+ degrees of Aquarius -- that I ran a cover story about national safety and security issues, turf wars, as well as insurance and investment themes (all related to Vesta). I wrote that special article because the Progressed Sun-Moon cycle of Oct. 1994 (lasting for 29.5-years) made a precise square of 90-degrees to our natal Vesta at 19+ Taurus. I made several statements in that article which indicated that all the way through 2025, our nation would be going through a myriad of crises having to do with safety and security matters across the board. As we now know (due to supposed advances in high-technology), national safety and security matters include cyber-terrorism, sophisticated hackers trying to break into security systems at the Defense Department, FBI, CIA, NSA as well as nuclear power plants, and as well as global fanaticism of the kind employed by al-Qaeda and other extremist religious groups.
Another key alignment that added to the depths and profundity of this past week's disturbing global events was the third of three Saturn squares to the USA natal Pluto. The previous two squares -- in this current sequence -- happened in December 2011 and March 2012. Anytime Saturn makes a "hard, tense aspect" -- like a 90-degree square -- to a natal Pluto position, the hellish contents of the Underworld (Pluto) being ignited can be unleashed (via Saturn) -- and the result is often a very unhappy one that can spread pessimism, fear and old karma like a virus.
It didn't help matters that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (born Oct. 21, 1949) of Israel choose this past week to rile up the worrisome issue of Iran attempting to gain nuclear power and/or weaponry -- in which case, Israel might want to attack Iran to prevent them from reaching what may be their intended goal(s). And the Prime Minister apparently wants President Obama to "draw a line in the sand" about how far Iran can go with their research before Israel (founded May 14, 1948, 4PM, Tel Aviv) -- with the help and support of the US or not -- might attack the Iranian nuclear facilities which may be buried fairly deep underground and in several locations. [Note: Israel is born with Vesta as the most elevated celestial body -- which is why beyond all other issues safety and security is their number one concern. Benjamin Netanyahu was born with Vesta as the lone celestial body in the first house of self-expression, at 7+ degrees of Capricorn, and therefore currently receiving rare, once-in-a-lifetime conjunctions from transiting Pluto.]
Stay tuned to this web channel for updates to this crucial story (particularly with the super-strong Fall Equinox chart of Sept. 22 and the provocative Full Moon of Sept. 29 both on the near-term horizon) that can have alarming ramifications during next month’s presidential and vice-presidential debates -- which, in turn, can affect the outcome of the November 6, 2012 election -- when Mercury (Messenger of the Gods and ruling planet of communications, transportation, voting regulations, and business-trade) makes a station and turns retrograde as the polls are still open in the Mountain and West Coast time zones in America.
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