The War Comes Home, to Boston

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As of our distribution time, two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing had been identified. After a robbery last night at a Cambridge 7-Eleven and a shootout near the campus of MIT, one of the two suspects identified Thursday is dead and one remains at large, as the entire Boston metro area is under siege by the equivalent of an army — tanks, helicopters, SWAT teams and busloads of police. Meanwhile the world is watching the situation develop on live television.

Photo from page one of New York Times website today.
Photo from page one of New York Times website today.

One suspect — Tamerlan Tsarnaev, age 26, shown Thursday in surveillance video wearing the dark hat — was killed.

Some reports say he was shot; others say he was run over by his own brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, age 19, who may now be in a standoff with police. Who exactly is in the house that the police have surrounded is unknown. CNN was reporting that police had asked for a Russian interpreter.

Tamerlan was found to have an improvised explosive device (IED) strapped to his body. Other people have reportedly been taken into custody.  [Birth dates for the brothers are available; here are their provisional charts, set for noon and relocated to Boston.]

After a night of bizarre developments, including the robbery of a convenience store, a carjacking, and a police pursuit and shootout, the scenario at this point is still extremely puzzling and does not resemble any other known terrorism scenario.

The astrology of the bombing indicated a rapidly developing situation that would get weirder as the week developed, and is not quite done. The chart actually comes to a peak on Saturday. This is described in the current Planet Waves FM.

The press is reporting that the house where the bombs were made may have been located, and there are reports of a bomb squad van in the area.

Boston Marathon Chart Looked Like Suicide

Monday, I described the chart as resembling that of a suicide. Though it was not a suicide bombing, the suspects apparently didn’t have a clear escape plan. It’s possible that neither suspect will survive this manhunt, though much is not known: the extent of the conspiracy, how they were trained and the extent to which their existence was known to authorities prior to this incident.

But the chart — with Neptune looming on the western horizon, representing the environment — also warns that very little information coming out is trustworthy. This is a chart that says slippery when wet.

Chart for Boston Marathon bombing shows Neptune on the western horizon (blue trident on the horizontal line, far right), cautioning against drawing conclusions without plenty of confirmation. The unfolding scenario is described in the 8th house -- to the right side, halfway up the chart. That's the Mercury-Uranus conjunction, which describes a situation that's developing rapidly.
Chart for Boston Marathon bombing shows Neptune on the western horizon (blue trident on the horizontal line, far right), cautioning against drawing conclusions without plenty of confirmation. The unfolding scenario is described in the 8th house — to the right side, halfway up the chart. That’s the Mercury-Uranus conjunction, which describes a situation that’s developing rapidly.

In an unprecedented development, the towns of Belmont, Newton, Watertown, Allston, Brighton and Cambridge are currently under lockdown, with more than 380,000 residents being asked to stay in their homes. A door-to-door search for the surviving suspect is underway.

That search is apparently expanding. Later in the morning, the governor issued a “shelter in place” order for all of Boston, perhaps the first time that’s ever happened in a major American city.

All public transit services in the Boston area are shut down by order of the Massachusetts governor. Campuses of Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Brandeis, Emerson, Boston College, Suffolk and Northeastern are all shut down for the day, along with Boston public schools. Businesses are being asked not to open. Logan Airport is currently open but under heavy guard.

This latest development emerged Thursday night after the robbery of a 7-Eleven, a brief hostage situation and the shooting of an MIT security officer. After their photos were broadcast around the world yesterday, the two brothers wanted for the marathon bombing made a run for it, beginning with the attempted robbery of the 7-Eleven, then engaged police in an extended firefight, throwing IEDs out of the windows of their car.

This brings to a peak a week that began with the bombing of the marathon, and continued with the attempted ricin poisoning of Pres. Obama and the arrest of a suspect, Paul Kevin Curtis. Wednesday the U.S. Senate voted down every gun regulation that was proposed in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting in December.

Later on Wednesday there was an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, which leveled part of the town and resulted in numerous fatalities.

Thursday afternoon, the FBI released photos of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, and by 10 pm the pair had made their existence known, attempting to rob the 7-Eleven, shooting the MIT security officer and engaging police in a firefight.

The astrology suggests that the story still has some strange developments in store. An aspect prominent in the chart of the Boston Marathon — Mercury conjunct Uranus — is not exact until Saturday, followed by Mercury square Pluto.

As for that Slightly Subtler Week

In last week’s edition, I suggested that this would be a slightly subtler week. However, I made a mistake reading the astrology: I didn’t account for what might develop when Mercury, which spent more than two months in Pisces as part of its retrograde process, ingressed Aries, crossing the Aries Point. The result was a large release of energy, with these developments emerging from behind the scenes.

That also means that Mercury is moving through the Uranus-Pluto square — it will be conjunct Uranus on Saturday and square Pluto on Sunday. The Uranus-Pluto square is the longstanding aspect in the background of our lives now. It’s the “2012 aspect” that actually spans from 2012-2015.

Mercury is that planet that ruled the Virgo ascendant of the Boston Marathon bombing chart. So it’s very much the star of the show at the moment, and is very much about a developing story that fits a much larger pattern of events. Mercury — illustrating a young individual — is about to lead authorities back to a larger group (Uranus) but we don’t know what happens next. That’s because Uranus always indicates something unpredictable happening.

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29 thoughts on “The War Comes Home, to Boston”

  1. You said it, with Neptune on descendant “don’t trust the news” I don’t.
    This was a false flag, and the sacrifice were the two brothers who may have had nothing to do with this. Brother older was marched nude to the police car, there was no shootout, his aunt said that was him 100%. FBI showed up put him up against a wall shined a very bright light on him (Sun) and took photos of his face. (Neptune) He was then put back into the car and the media did not know what became of him, he was executed. Brother two climbed out of the boat he was hiding in (Neptune) there is video, no blood then shot in the throat.

    The propaganda begins that they were very religious Muslims and pot smokers. That don’t jive. Who rules the 12th…LEO, who is the POTUS, LEO, where is the Sun, conjunct Mars in the 8th.
    Go snoop around, it was a drill. Some photos were faked, with changing actors for the same scene. Dig around and you will see for yourself.
    The reason is they are doing dress rehearsals for martial law house to house gun collection.
    Why? The dollar is about to collapse, as shown by Venus/Taurus/8th.

  2. For those who want to hold another energy in this complex and fractured puzzle I offer this prayer. It was sent to me by a dear friend who also sent me a photo. In the photo we see about 2 dozen people standing at the barricades at the finish line of the marathon. My friend’s friend is in the photo. 2 people away from that woman is the little boy who was killed .. he is just there standing on the barricade, looking out…he probably had just come back from giving his dad the hug he supposedly gave to him at the finish line. In the background of the crowd you can clearly and unmistakeably see the young man in the white hat walking away. Between all their legs you can see an abandoned grey backpack with white trim. It has to have been taken just 15-20 seconds before the explosion.

    My friend’s friend survived with relatively little damage by some miracle that no one can quite explain….but of course, the little boy and what is probably his little sister beside him, who lost one of her legs were not so lucky.

    This event has shaken my friend deeply. She shared this prayer with me because it has helped her cope with her very big feelings. It has helped me as well. Perhaps there is someone here who will also find comfort in this prayer.


    * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

    Kuan Yin’s Prayer for the Abuser

    To those who withhold refuge,
    I cradle you in safety at the core of my Being.
    To those that cause a child to cry out,
    I grant you the freedom to express your own choked agony. To those that inflict terror,
    I remind you that you shine with the purity of a thousand suns.
    To those who would confine, suppress, or deny,
    I offer the limitless expanse of the sky.
    To those who need to cut, slash, or burn,
    I remind you of the invincibility of Spring.
    To those who cling and grasp,
    I promise more abundance than you could ever hold onto. To those who vent their rage on small children,
    I return to you your deepest innocence.
    To those who must frighten into submission,
    I hold you in the bosom of your original mother.
    To those who cause agony to others,
    I give the gift of free flowing tears.
    To those that deny another’s right to be,
    I remind you that the angels sang in celebration of you on the day of your birth.
    To those who see only division and separateness,
    I remind you that a part is born only by bisecting a whole. For those who have forgotten the tender mercy of a mother’s embrace,
    I send a gentle breeze to caress your brow.
    To those who still feel somehow incomplete,
    I offer the perfect sanctity of this very moment.

  3. Hi Eric,

    Veterans Today first published photos on Tuesday of the bombing suspects.

    Here are two articles from VT but there are many others. VT is the eighth largest publication in the country and meant for military and intelligence operatives but open to the general public. Lots of anti-Zionist rants posted along side very good analysis:

  4. I’m in agreement with Judith.

    This smells like a false flag event, all interconnected. Americans have not gotten behind gun control after Sandy Hook in the manner that was hoped for so another event has been rolled out. The drop in gold and silver this week is no coincidence. Recently I participated in a conference call with lawyer Ellen Brown who has written extensively on the banking situation in America and advocates for public banks as in North Dakota. She states clearly (and she is currently making the rounds big time as a speaker so lots of articles and clips are available) that our deposits are not insured and that what happened in Cyprus as far as deposits being confiscated can and most likely will happen here. The Occupy Wall Streeter members who tried to close their accounts at Citibank almost two years ago were promptly arrested. There were over twenty of them. Mayor Bloomberg undoubtedly was involved in that police action.

    Veterans Today has a number of good articles on the Boston Marathon bombing. We are not deaf, dumb and blind. Magical thinking is not going to save us. Organizing will. The Civil Rights workers all knew full well what they were getting themselves into and the gravity of the situation. We cannot be armchair activists. It simply won’t work. Whatever it is we feel strongly about we need to use that passion to make a difference in some way.

  5. Calling him an Enemy combatant is giving it way more power than it actually is. Exposing him for a confused and angry kid misled and without support would be much more disempowering to other “jihadists”.

  6. The kid is pitiful, that’s for sure … and I still feel like this is a false flag, waving us away from something we’re not supposed to see.

    Lindsey Graham is pushing for the kid to be charged as an “enemy combatant” — we’re in deep, now. This posted over at Huffy:

    WASHINGTON — A Justice Department official says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception.

    That official and a second person briefed on the investigation says 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be questioned by a special interrogation team for high-value suspects. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to disclose the information publicly.

    The public safety exception permits law enforcement officials to engage in a limited and focused unwarned interrogation of a suspect and allows the government to introduce the statement as evidence in court. The public safety exception is triggered when police officers have an objectively reasonable need to protect the police or the public from immediate danger.

  7. The mars sun conjunction seems to possibly be indicative of the brothers’ relationship. The older becoming disillusioned due to his lack of success with boxing. He seems to have turned towards an angry ideology which he no doubt pressed and pressed on his younger brother. I can imagine the anger the younger might have had trying to handle this and it being almost easier to conjoin with the elder’s rage rather than fight against it. The fact he ran him over is almost expressive of what he really might have felt. (A complete guess, but…) It seems possible that their relationship had elements of a father-son dynamic (Or remnants of the elder’s relationship to his own father now being projected on the younger). My guess is the combination of this building anger and the family dynamics led to explosion of this pressure cooker situation. The exposure to jihadist elements made the road easier, but I don’t believe it was the bottom line. I think it is a father-sun – I mean son! tale.

  8. Chechnya’s President Ramzan Kadyrov posted a statement on his Instagram account expressing condolences to the victims of the Boston marathon on Friday, but he rejected associating the attacks with the suspects’ reported origin to an area near Chechnya.

    Translated via Foreign Policy:

    The tragic events took place in Boston. The blast killed people. We have previously expressed their condolences to the people of the city and the people of America. Today, as reported by the media, while trying to arrest a Tsarnaea was killed. It would be logical if he was detained and investigated, found all the circumstances and the degree of his guilt. Apparently, the special services needed by all means to calm the result of society. Any attempt to make the connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevys if they are guilty, [is] in vain. They grew up in the United States, their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of evil in America. From terrorism to fight the whole world. We know better than anyone else. We wish recovery to all the victims and share the feelings of sorrow Americans. # # Boston # bombing investigation

    The bombing suspects were identified by law enforcement officials and family members as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, hailing from “a Russian region near Chechnya.” They reportedly lived in the United States with legal status for approximately a decade.

  9. hey Diana:

    The police have been doing it everyday for years in cities in California where there’s “criminal activity”. I think about places like LA, East Palo Alto and Oakland. Then there was DC. It’s not a new stretch for this to happen. This last week’s events was spectacular, and the arsenal stunning, but the methodology in dealing was quite familiar.

  10. PS.. I meant to add this:
    I’ve got the sinking feeling that this event might ultimately be about drumming up public support for more drones in our domestic air-space…I’ve felt that from day one when someone posed the question: “Who gains from this attack?” …

  11. One thing that seemed important (to me at least) was something I heard on the radio today on Fresh Aire in an interview with correspondent Charles Sennott who was the Middle East Bureau chief for the Boston Globe among many other prestigious positions. He is someone who has reported from Baghdad and Israel and London and Spain on other bombings but who’s home is Boston….what he said was so honest and touching: he said that up till now whenever they have gone to report on a story, they arrive and “do” the story…and then go home. But, with this one, the story came to him…to HIS hometown and it made him realized something profound…that EVERY story happens in someone’s hometown. He said that as a reporter, he never had “gotten” this before because as a reporter they hold a certain distance in order to be “professional”…but he said now he really GETS it… every story is traumatic to the people who live there…and…we are all the same. He said that for him, living thru this from an internal perspective has finally made him see what it is like to be on the inside looking out…to feel all the feelings…to see all the images and have it literally hit HOME…and now he KNOWS that HOME is where it ALWAYS hits…it just may not be his home…but it is always someone’s HOME and that reporters need to understand this better and tell this side of the story more…and have more compassion for the deep trauma that these events cause on whole neighbourhoods, even if no one was actually hurt, the trauma is still felt…for a long time. He said that this has been really sobering for him and has changed something fundamental about his perspective on violence and the times we live in.

    I was very impressed with his statements and how this is something that no matter where it happens affects us all… because we all share the experience of “home” and when that home is violated, it is deeply felt. For me, this was about as clear as any Vesta/hearth/home-type message as one could ask for to come out of this sort of event.

    It also made me wonder about the two young men who seem to have been judged and found guilty of this crime without a trial … if it turns out that they did not perpetrate this event then certain organizations, including the media will have a lot of soul-searching to do about how this got out of control so quickly. And if they did not do this, or if they did but with the support of some other darker puppetmeister pulling their strings will we ever know…the police have too much invested in this for it to be otherwise and we may never know what truly happened here…like with so many of our national tragedies. That Neptune placement has me not trusting anything.

  12. I believe they are training for the general takeover of the population; if they can take a city down like Boston, raid people’s homes, keep them in fear and off the streets, they can do this anywhere.

  13. Here comes the double-down:

    “It’s a battlefield because the terrorists think it is.” Referring to Boston, he observed, “Here is what we’re up against,” and added, “It sure would be nice to have a drone up there [to track the suspect.]” He also slammed the president’s policy of “leading from behind and criminalizing war.” I’ll have more on my interview with Sen. Graham on Sunday.”

    More at this link if you’ve got stomach to read it.

  14. I agree Patty. Only intuition obviously, but I think when the smoke clears we will know that these boys were sacrificial lambs at some level (the poor souls who were murdered were not the only sacrifice in this set-up.)
    TANKS in the streets of Boston looking for this kid who is probably beyond insane with terror (whether he was responsible for the bombs or not)? REALLY?

  15. When I saw everything happening, I came to this website as I suspected there was something astrological behind it. For events such as the failed gun control laws, is there anything the planets can tell us on how to best combat the evil such as the NRA?

  16. One thing interesting is that Mercury is exactly opposite the galaxy/supermassive black hole M87 in Libra.

    Jupiter is opposite the Great Attractor. It’s also conjunct to the degree the 9/11 Saturn.

    Moon/Vesta are opposite the Galactic Core.

    Moon is 2 degrees conjunct 9/11 Moon.

    Looking at the 9/11 progressions to this week, there are other conjunctions as well. So this chart has a lot of resonance with deep space points and also the 9/11 chart.

    Orcus occupies the ascendant exactly.

    We will have a piece soon from Alex Miller on the named asteroids.

  17. Thank you for the horoscope for Pisces! I always think everyone is better than I, but I appreciate being told it isn’t true now and then.

    I was thinking about my two nephews today, both dead – one of drug overdose, the other was probably on drugs when he was killed in an accident, but we haven’t seen a toxicology report. The older brother was always responsible for the younger, but helped to lead him down the path of drugs. At one point, someone told me that the older boy searched for the younger by driving around to all of the dumpsters in a large area, convinced that their drug dealer had murdered him. He finally found him crouched in the back seat of his car. He told him to go away and hide because the dealer would be there soon and would use his car to make his round of drug deals. So the older brother retreated and watched the dealers drive up and take the car with the younger boy in the car. They found out where he lived and knew his name, so no-one was safe. His wife moved him to another state and helped him go straight for a few years, but the lure of drugs was more than he could resist and he went back.

    My money is on the Boston story being a similar situation, with the boys in too deep, with no way out. But, there was a reporter at the initial news conference the day of the bombing asking why someone was telling everyone to remain calm before the bombs exploded. You could hear his questions, but his questions were ignored. I ‘ve read several places that there was a live terrorist drill going on at the time. I rarely believe in coincidence.

  18. Then there is the story of two brothers (twins) and one was “good” and one was “bad”. Their grandmother asked them “do you know where you came from and where you will go after you leave this world?” One brother said “I know the place we come from and it is the sky” and said he would hold on to that with both hands so he “would be able to return there”. The other brother said “I don’t think about the place we come from” and said he trusted the gift his father gave him which was an arrow. “I can stop anything from growing or living with this weapon” he told his grandmother. The grandmother named the first brother “Teharonhia:wako – He Grasps the Sky with Both Hands” because he wouldn’t forget where he came from.

    Transiting TNO Teharonhiawako at 8 Pisces traveled for a long time in conjunction with Chiron who has now moved ahead in Pisces. Presently, Teharonhiawako is trine Saturn at 8 Scorpio but by the Scorpio Lunar Eclipse on Thursday (which Saturn conjuncts) , transiting asteroid Hebe (enables, serves) will square Teharonhiawako from 8 Sagittarius rx, aa will the new centaur Orius (“you are not alone”) at 8 Sagittarius. At that time the U.S. natal Sibly Uranus at 8 Gemini will form a T-square as he opposes transiting Hebe and Orius and squares transiting Teharonhiawako.

  19. Here are the planets, asteroids, and sabians combined in the Boston Bombing chart.

    Mercury 2 ar 29’27”
    Heracles 3 ar 28’16” = hero, punishment, trials

    Eris 22 ar 18’33”
    Sun 25 ar 57’30”
    Mars 26 ar 27’36”
    Bienor 26 ar 32’49” = strong man; a benefactor; also a feeling of resentment

    Hephaistos 10 ge 56’47” = work, something that was built, metalwork
    Jupiter 14 ge 28’20”
    Chaos 15 ge 10’56” = fear, chaos, disaster
    Atropos 15 ge 55’19” = toxic or co-dependent relationships, fate, lives cut short

    Achilles 0 vi 55’27” = false lack of confidence, false modesty
    Ascendant 3 vi 10′ 9″
    Orcus 3 vi 12’22” = punisher of liars

    The theme of unhealthy co-dependent relationships shows up over and over again. This may be telling us something about the two brothers. From what has been reported so far, I have little doubt that the younger brother idolized the older brother, and probably wanted to be a hero.But I agree that they were probably acting as part of a larger network, whose existence and agenda may yet surprise us all. There are many, many layers to this story.

  20. the pros and cons of social media: information and photos make the rounds verrrrry quickly. This was shared by a friend of mine on FB:

    Best tweet of the day: From Boston Police “Please stop posting pictures of tactical operations in progress you are putting officers in danger”

    welcome to this crazy world…

  21. yeah — there is that political angle in Pallas.

    I don’t have a pulse on that yet. Here is what I just posted to Facebook:

    The chart for the Boston Marathon bombing contains at least two narratives. There’s the one we’re seeing unfold now — the one based on Virgo rising, Mercury in the 8th. Mercury is about to lead to an expansion of that story — a group comes into the picture. I describe this in Tuesday’s podcast.

    Then there are two other versions of the story — Jupiter, ruler of the 7th, tells a story of some kind of secret government scenario. Jupiter is in Gemini — intercepted in the 10th — in a “house within a house” — so we don’t really know what it’s doing; but it looks like a behind-the-scenes version of the government.

    That points back to Mercury — related to Jupiter via Gemini — asking: who were these young guys working for, who put them up to this and what did authorities know in advance?

    Then there’s the 12th house version of the story — told by the Sun, because Leo rules the 12th. The Sun is in a conjunction to Mars; that’s the martial/military/international angle. We don’t know about that yet.

    Mercury still has to make its conjunction to Uranus tomorrow and it square to Pluto Sunday, so there is more to this story that will come out over the weekend, and we may yet to see the weirdest stuff emerge then.

  22. What about this Eric? In the Aries New Moon chart (4/10) Pallas-Athene was at 5 Taurus 08, and the Scorpio Lunar Eclipse this Thursday is at 5 Scorpio 05. Pallas-Athene, Protectress of the State, per Demetra George. The Sun-Mars conjunction was half-way between them.

  23. I know it doesn’t have anything to do with this, but in a total political mess Italy is electing its Republic President – yesterday and today.

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