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911 Twin Towers Attack/TracyRenee
On 11th September 2001 the Twin Towers in New York City. This attack shook the American people to the core because it was the first time they had an attack on their own soil. The seven buildings associated with the World Trade Center were destroyed and four subway stations were damaged, along with the loss of 2,985 lives. This attack also prompted President George Bush to declare a war on terror because it is believed that suicide bombers were being the attack. The extremist muslim group, Al-qaeda, has proudly taken responsibility for the attack, but it is nevertheless unclear as to who was ultimately responsible for the destruction of the buildings.
The reason for the uncertainty of who the actual culprits are is the fact manner in which the buildings came down, the amount of destruction that was to have occured at the Pentagon, and the fact that the news reports during the event appear to have been quashed. There is a group of people based in Blackpool, England, the Conspiracy Theory Exhibition, who are firmly convinced that it was powers other than al-Qaeda who were responsible for the attack, and they have embarked upon a campain to bring the truth to light.
On 6th August 2005, the Daily Mail ran an article on the conspiracy theory that the United States government was behind the attack on New York City because of the many inconsistencies in the evidence that was presented to the public. While any reasonable person may very well believe it absurd to assume that the US government was behind the attack on the twin towers, the Freedom of Information Act as made it possible for new evidence to come to light to suggest that the American government knew about the attack on Pearl Harbour, and allowed it to happen because they were eager to get into World War II. It should not be forgotten that the attack on Pearl Harbor damaged 12 US warships and 188 aircraft, and killed 2,403 American servicemen and 68 civilians, which is comparable to the losses at the World Trade Center. If the American government would allow Pearl Harbour to be attacked, it is therefore not unrealistic to assume that they would allow New York City to be attacked so they could wage a war on terror.
A chart of the event is as follows:-
It is also important to note the journalist and medium, Ruth Montgomery predicted, through her guides, that New York City would be attacked in the last 1990's. This event, Montgomery warned, was the event that would start World War III. Since the attack on the Twin Towers, America has invaded Iraq and London has been bombed.
After Iraq, the next major conquest of America is Iran, which has recently entered the arms race, as they endeavour to develop weapons of mass destruction. This attempt to possess nuclear weapons is one reason why America would seek to invade Iran. It is interesting to note, therefore, that the September 2005 issue of Prediction magazine has quoted the US based psychic clairovoyant, Ana Vangelena as predicting that within the next two years there will be an American led invasion of Iran. Interestingly, she believes that China, Korea, Russia and Iran could join forces, despite their ideological differences.
The significant thing about the event chart is the fact that there is a stellium in the 9th house in Gemini and Cancer. This stellium reveals the main theme of the event was air travel, and many lessons would be learned regarding the attack. The knock-on effect of the attack has been increased security in American and European airports.
Opposing the stellium is Pluto and Mars in the third house. The sheer nature of Pluto and Mars, both ruling Scorpio and Mars ruling Aries, indicates that opposing forces of rage, aggression, and explosion were behind the attack upon innocent people, who the attackers percieved as being wealthy and holding positions of responsiblity.
Mercury is placed on the Ascendant of the event chart, and this reveals that the perpetrators of the act were trying to communicate a statement. Libra placed on the Ascendant reveals the rather judgemental tone of the statement, as the attackers felt entirely justified in their actions. Mercury forms a sextile to Pluto, which reveals the rather extreme nature of this communication, which has led to a loss of life and livelihood. Mercury also forms a trine to Saturn, which reveals that a powerful person was behind the attack, perhaps directing the event from afar. This aspect could very well be an indicator of al-Qaeda, who have quite happily taken responsiblity for the attack, but it could also reveal a person in authority closer to home.
Neptune was posited in Aquarius in the 4th house, which reveals the American public has become disillusioned since the attack. Because Neptune was posited in Aquarius, people were just too trusting of others, perhaps taking people at face value rather than looking for a hidden agenda. This natural friendliness and wanting to please was one of the many vulnerable points that the perpetrators of the attack were able to exploit.
It is interesting to note that the 9/11 attack was in the sign of Virgo in the 11th house. In modern times Virgo has been allocated the element of earth, which can be quite contradictory at times. In ancient times, however, Virgo was also part of the summer season and was therefore part of the element of fire. Virgo is the sign of hard work, so much energy is necessary to accomplish that work. Energy is expressed through the element of fire much more appropriately than earth, which tends to be more sedentary in nature. The 9/11 attack and subsequent explosion was more in keeping with the qualities of the element of fire than earth, as traditional astrology would have us believe.
In this same vein, America is a Cancerian nation. American's see themselves as caring and sharing people, eager to spread their morals and values to the rest of the world, but the rest of the world does not necessarily agree. Instead of being caring and sharing, as the sign of Cancer has often been reported as being, many people would see it as rather overbearing. Many people who are not in America see the more firey sign on the sign, which is indicated by America's eagerness to go to war with other countries, such as Iraq, in an attempt to gain control over their natural resources. The fiery nature of this sign is also indicated by the American propensity for the hedonistic lifestyle, such as polluting the Earth and pulling out of the Kyoto agreement at the expense of the rest of the world. It should also be mentioned that America has a very bad problem with child abuse and neglect. The problem that will arise is that children who are abused and neglected will often mature into abusive and neglectful adults, seeking to use violence and aggression instead of looking for peaceful solutions to problems. In addition to America's very poor record of child abuse it also has a very severe problem with violating other people's human rights, as evidenced in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Illegally invading other countries, polluting the Earth, abusing children, and violating human rights are hardly the attributes of a caring and sharing nation, but America still sees itself as a protector of others. America is well on its way to becoming a modern day Atlantis, the mythical civilisation that destroyed itself through its own greed, lust for power, and hedonistic desires.
Saturn forms an opposition to Pluto and a sextile to Venus, which forms a trine to Pluto, forming an astrological configuration called a dog-leg. Theoretically, Venus should have softened the impact of the Saturn/Pluto opposition, but in this case it does not appear to have been the case.
Because Venus forms an opposition to Uranus, an important choice needed to be made. It appears that the individuals involved could have changed their mind, but chose not to. This ultimately caused an enormous loss of life and had the effectin of making those involved insecure and unsure of their future.