Osama bin Laden (March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011)
I don’t normally feature the life and death of a terrorist leader on these posts, but today I’m making an exception. What I’m hoping to do is show how fanaticism can cloud the mind of an individual while he’s living and how that cloud can overshadow his spirit after death.
But first, let’s look at a ‘soul crossing’ video by Cash Peters which features Osama bin Laden:
Those ‘iron rods’ seem significant, at least to me. That’s the effect of the strict teachings of Islam.
This chart is rectified to show the timing of his first marriage (Venus) at age 17. The resulting conjunction between Jupiter and the Ascendant @ 27° Virgo would therefore represent Islam in his life.
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant
For the most part, you are very tolerant of other people’s ways, except perhaps concerning ethical behavior. Even as a young person, your ideas of right and wrong are well defined. Your code of ethics may be different from other people’s, but it is nonetheless strong. As long as people don’t break your rules, you let them be. But if someone violates your sense of ethics, you get quite angry and even unforgiving, unless the person in question is extremely apologetic and sorry for his or her actions.
To many people of the Muslim faith, America is the Great Satan, and therefore must be destroyed. Bin Laden thought so, too. So, his jihad against Americans was truly a ‘Holy War’.
What he didn’t expect was that they would strike back, almost 10 years later.
In real terms, Saturn is the ‘Great Satan’ and here a vast amount of planetary energy is arrayed against it. What bin Laden hadn’t realized was that by making him Public Enemy #1, the United States had turned his position into that of the ‘bad guy’. He did not expect to be captured or killed. Allah was on his side.
But, karma being what it is (an unsentimental reaction to one’s own actions), the US managed to do what no one else could: they removed him from the story. And the rest is history, eh?