Thursday, February 23, 2006
Al Askari Shrine Explodes Plaugued by Nemisis
One of the holiest of Shiite Muslim sites is now in ruins with it's distinctive golden dome now destroyed. This once shining golden dome was added in 1905 (the end of a Jupiter-Neptune cycle when religious ideas are consolidated into society). Covered in 72,000 gold pieces and surrounded by walls of azure blue tiles, the dome was a dominant feature of the Samarra skyline. This was not just a major cathedral, located in the center of the ancient city of Samarra, Al-Askariya shrine is one of the largest archaeological sites in the world. We are talking about origins in the 9th century in fact it was built 944 and that was they year that Saturn and Uranus were conjunct in Gemini circa 27* to start a cycle that repeats every 45 years. On the day of the bombing Pluto planet of destruction and eventual transformation was at 26* 24' Sagittarius opposing those positions in 944AD. The purpose of building this shrine was to house the tombs of two ninth century imams, direct descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. Even though there are strong religious undertones with Al-Askariya original foundation date, the Saturn-Uranus cycle tends to be associated with the development of imperialistic and economic ebb and flow involving investment and production. The last Saturn-Uranus conjunction was at 27* Sagittarius in 1988 and Israel was conceived in 1942 with Saturn-Uranus circa 28-29* Taurus.
After the Explosion
Despite my historic jog into the foundations, this impressive golden dome is utterly devastated and Iraq has been plunged into what may turn out to be the deadliest Civil War ever in the Middle East. Shia mosques, wedding parties and religious ceremonies across Iraq have been targeted in the past but Shia have kept the lid on renewed violence. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has long urged his followers not to retaliate against Sunnis. Each new report from Iraq tells of renewed religious warfare. Some Shia militias operate within Iraqi security forces. We do know that the bombing was carried out by people in police uniforms.
What are the astrological circomstances that created this event? Perhaps the most obvious force in the chart is Saturn in Leo sitting near the cusp of the 6th - a technical specialist doing the bid of the authorities. According to Construction Minister Jassem Mohammed Jaafar: 'According to initial reports, the bombing was technically well conceived and could only have been carried out by specialists,
Opposing Saturn is Chiron and the vengeful centaur Nessus. Besides Chiron, Neptune and Sun in the house of hidden agendas the 12th there is lots more. With the Lunar Phase in a waning 3rd quarter, the people of Samarra and Iraq were in a crisis of concience leading to serious conflicts. In event charts the Moon represents the public and moves so swiftly is known as the trigger - the Moon in idealogical Sagittarius was separating from a severe challenge to the planet of unexpected explosions Uranus. Yes the Moon has it's ruler Jupiter in Scorpio expanding motives of revenge and is applying toward a conjunction with Pluto designating even more hidden motives. Uranus on the Ascendant indicates an unexpected explosion, a blast that occured at 6:55AM on 2-22=2006. The more I examine the chart for the bombing of the Shiite mosque in the northern town of Samara, it appears to be a fated event which will spell years of civil war in Iraq and still more turmoil.
I can only hope that Peace Starts to Break Out All Over the Planet and religion takes a back seat to living our lives well!
In this chart timed for the explosion - the National Identity or character of Iraq (Sun in Pisces near the Ascendant) heavily identifies with religion, religious figures, theology to the point of being deceived (Neptune the ruler of the chart is in the 12 house of hidden causes) and betrayed.
Internal conflicts and tensions are exacerbated by militant teachers who communicate by attaching the government and efforts to politicize and offer other diversions.
The People themselves have become polarized and unable to communicate (Moon/Sag applying to SQ with Mercury) their own lack of food, unrest ethic, and racial discord stimulated by foreign sources. I can go on but let me leave you with someting of a blaring coincidence:
Nemisis the spirit of divine retribution
against those who succumb to hubris was a player in this event.
I found 128 Nemesis an asteroid discovered by J. C. Watson on November 25 1872 the goddess of divine retribution is within 07' orb (Pretty freakin close)
contraparallel invovling declination - to the MidHeaven - In Astrology the MidHeaven is where the Sun culminates (similar to Noon on the clock) and it indicates the Fate of the chart's leaders, national reputation and honor. sitting at 20Leo45 just 07'orb contraparallel (Like an Opposition) this chart's MC! I went to Wikipedia and found that Nemisis rotates rather slowly, taking about one and half Earth days to complete one revolution - slowly seeking revenge. Of course everyone will be blaming al-Qaida... it appears that all of the existing religious problems and terrorism attributed to al-Qaida are beyond anyone's control and al-Qaida is just one of the instruments of the conflict from unseen forces that have been present for aeons of religious intolerance thru the Piscean Age.
Another interesting thing is that the MidHeaven degree is 15* 45' Sagittarius which translates to what is called the Sabian Symbol read as 16Sagittarius from the modern version called 360 New Symbols: "In an amateur production of the Pirates of Penzance, the Pirate king gets carried away and sets fire to the admiral's plywood galleon." This is all about recklessness, playing a role to the hilt then with fiery temper starting a culural revolution.
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 4:45 PM