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“Justice has been done.” President Barack Obama (quote taken from his announcement, late yesterday, that Osama Bin Laden had been killed).

Mission accomplished! Nearly ten years after the 9/11 terror attack, a small team of U.S. forces (Navy Seals) raided a compound in Pakistan yesterday and reportedly killed Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind 9/11.Warrior Mars was exactly conjunct “lucky” Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, in military-ruling Aries, something that we have only had about two or three times in the last hundred years in this sign. (BTW, one of those times occurred back on January 6, 1940, during WWII, when General Semyon Suomussalmi was made head of all the Russian forces, a major shift in military command at the time.)

We also had a stellium of six planets (also referring here to the Moon as a planet) in fighter Aries yesterday, another rarity that we won’t have again for at least a dozen or more years. Of course, having such a heavy emphasis in Aries always ups the ante, potentially, for “military-type showdowns.” We continue to have five planets in Aries until May 11th. (Too, the day before this raid, there was the high-profile, unfortunate loss of life in Libya when the NATO strike force killed Moammar Gadhafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren, which garnered worldwide attention. That day, we also had Venus opposite Saturn, an aspect often associated with separation and sorrow.)

I have been blogging here the last few days about this special “Mars-Jupiter” aspect and how it tends to coincide with the occurrence of more singular, large-scale, high-profile events taking place in the collective (the Royal Wedding and the beatification of John Paul II; Jupiter also rules royalty, religion and clergy). Jupiter, the expansive urge, tends to magnify the size and scope of everything. Mars (the ruler of the aggressive urge and soldiers) generally serves to energize or “fire up” whatever it is aligned with. With these two forces merged together in “militaristic” Aries, Osama Bin Laden, the “most wanted person” on the planet, is finally captured and killed. A gargantuan (Jupiter) feat by any standard.

The Mars-Jupiter energy perennially tends to fuel our self-confidence and is additionally associated with risk-taking and adventure, especially in bravado Aries. Aries is also a zodiacal sign that is linked with “historic firsts,” “record-setting” and “discoveries.” Osama Bin Laden’s demise is also surely a huge (Jupiter) boost for the psyche of the U.S. armed forces (Mars). Already some are calling it a “game changer.”

Yesterday, in my blog, too, I mentioned that on, an individual level, this very dynamic influence gave us a marvelous, rare chance to “reinvent ourselves,” with Aries ruling our “self-identity” and “self-discovery.” Of course, viewing Aries on more of a collective level, as the sign of the military, this same aspect could be regarded as a favorable time to “reinvent,” or at least “retool,” the perception of the U.S. armed forces. Mars-Jupiter also coinciding here, of course, with the successful military raid on the compound where Osama had been hiding.

Also heard on the news today that President Obama gave the orders for the raid on Friday, when we had the illuminating Sun in Taurus harmoniously trined to Pluto in Capricorn. “Master Spy” Pluto, as ruler of secretive Scorpio, is associated with detection, investigation, and ferreting out hidden information. It denotes “hidden forces” and also “terrorism” and extremist activities. With Sun trine Pluto, we often are privy to finding out about clandestine affairs and plots. It can also often be a very transforming, regenerating (Pluto) influence, with Pluto ruling both death and rebirth. The Sun also represents world leaders and presidents. Capricorn, too, rules government.

Were you surprised to hear about Osama Bin Laden’s death? Did you ever think that he would someday be caught?

Patrice Thompson

copyright 2011

Source Notes:

WWII: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1940

new day photo: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1340374

Osama Bin Laden: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-05-02-Obama-says-Osama-bin-Laden-killed-_n.htm?loc=interstitialskip

Hazlitt: http://thinkexist.com/quotations/victory/

mosaic sun: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1327692


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