Osama bin Laden Is Dead: Astrological Reactions Around the Web
President Obama announced late last evening that US Special Forces had succeeded in killing Osama bin Laden at his order. We will provide more extensive commentary soon, but we thought in order to provide a timely post, we would summarize some of the reactions from the astrological community, which mostly consist of peculiar but intriguingly astrological coincidences:
I’m sure others have made some of the same observations, and there may be others I didn’t see, but I grabbed these off Facebook statuses as the news was breaking out around the web.
- Astrologer Meredith Garstin: May 1, 1945 – World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has “fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany”. How karmic this day.
- Astrologer Moses Siregar: Here’s one for the astrology peeps. The Mission Accomplished speech by Bush was 5/1/03. Obama’s speech on Osama bin Laden’s death, 8 years later on 5/1/11.
- Astrologer Chris Brennan: White House had intelligence briefings April 19 and 28, then the order to move forward with the operation was on the 29th. It was that whole Aries pileup. The 29th was the day that the Moon ingressed into Aries, completing the lineup.
There is somewhat of a problem regarding not only the birth time but even the birth date of Osama bin Laden. The source page on astro.com’s database is a mess, and there are accounts of bin Laden having been born on March 10th 1957 or October 3rd 1957. Amazingly, even though bin Laden has been big news since 9/11, this issue appears to not be cleared up so we are refraining from any specific commentary on transits to a natal chart until a birth date has been verified.
Still, the observations of these astrologers is worth considering. Surely with an accurate birth chart, the recent pileup of planets in Aries would have to figure in with the events leading up to his death. The connection of this event to the “Mission Accomplished” gaffe is very interesting due to 8 years being the synodic return of Venus. Venus seems to offer chances of redemption of a particular person or topic. The Paris Peace Accords that ended the Vietnam War were signed nearly 8 years to the day that President Johnson escalated the Vietnam War. The recent UN-led attacks on Libya happened 8 years to the day of the unilateral American invasion of Iraq, perhaps redeeming the principle of humanitarian intervention and international cooperation. In this case, the “Mission Accomplished” that wasn’t accomplished finally was accomplished, in some sense, 8 years to the day later.
As for the date of Hitler’s death and it’s connections to bin Laden’s death, there are further intriguing connections beyond the position of the Sun being the same. On May 1st 1945, Venus was at 17 Aries (retrograde), conjunct Mercury at 17 Aries. On May 1st 2011, Venus was at 13 Aries, conjunct Mercury at 15 Aries. The only determinable Mercury-Venus cycle I am aware of are periods of 40 years, although perhaps something else is going on here. Send us more of your observations as we sort out bin Laden’s birth data.