First let me express my heartfelt condolences to all the family members and friends of those whose lives were so callously extinguished in the attacks of 9/11/01, and provide a link to the newly created National Day of Service and Remembrance website.
With today being the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Obama has called for renewed resolve for chasing the perpetrators.
Wonder if he includes the attacks' enablers (and possibly their co-perpetrators) in America within his resolve? If so, he wouldn't have far to chase, imo.
Astrologically speaking we know that today the Sun has returned to its '19Virgo' degree as on the morning of Sept 11, 2001, and is in conjunction with depressive, realistic loss-bringer, Saturn, planet of accountability. Sun = the leader in a national chart so we hear the president's shout-out to find those accountable.
But I don't think he actually means all of them, do you?
'19 Virgo': "A Swimming Race"...ELIMINATION.
positive expression: man's capacity for any extreme of self-pointedness he may find valuable in a given case;
(As in using 9/11 to score political points? We've had 8+ years of that in America. jc)
neg/unconscious/shadow side: inadequate self-dramatization. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)
Quoting in part from Dane Rudhyar, in his An Astrological Mandala, for '19Vir':
'Keynote: The stimulation that comes from a group effort toward a spiritual goal.
A seeker after spiritual rebirth actually does not strive alone. It is Man who, acting through the most advanced individuals of the race, is taking a step toward "rebirth," or toward a new mutation. The personal ego-centered ambition to succeed and to be "first" is indeed a sign of expectable spiritual failure.
What is needed is EMULATION, not competition.'
And since I occasionally include a Sabian Symbol's opposite degree as its Illumination Point (because it's one of the coolest things about the Sabian Symbols - you can peek beneath the hood of awareness for more info), here is the symbol for...
'19 Pisces'" "A Master Instructing his Pupil"...ELUCIDATION.
pos: high executive ability through patient investigation and genuine psychological insight;
neg/unconsc/shadow side: a desire to live by rule and a conceit of empty knowledge.
And Rudhyar adds quite a few more details for '19Pisc' which you may or may not think apply to today's observances. Or perhaps, like me, you agree the symbol relates on a deeper level to the transfer of power and propagandistic 'terror-fighting' from Bush to President Obama - "renewed resolve" indeed...
'Keynote: The transfer of power and knowledge which keeps the original spirit and creative Impulse of the cycle active and undeviated.
The Hindu ideal of the sacred relationship between guru and chela (disciple) has of late become familiar to a vast number of young and not-so-young people. The doctrine of "the Apostolic succession" in the Roman Catholic Church has a similar significance. The Power and archetypal knowledge released "in the beginning" of any cycle (or at Creation) must be perpetrated until the very Last Day -- the Omega state of which Teilhard de Chardin glowingly speaks.
This Power is the "self" of the cyclic manifestation, the unchanging Tone (AUM) of all existence within this cycle. It can be transmitted form master to disciple at the latter's "Initiation." It must be so transmitted for when the line of transmission (in Sanskrit, guruampara) is discontinued, the cyclic process begins to collapse in futility and spiritual darkness.'
(This symbol)'... is a clue to the supreme technique necessary for the continuation of all manifestation of power and spiritual understanding. The transmission is from person to person; it follows a general, unchanging pattern, yet if operates in terms of particular and individual circumstances. Keyword: INVESTITURE.' #
You know what hay is always made of the US' "peaceful transfer of power" during our Inaugural times, so I believe that "in the beginning" and the rest may be interpreted as referring to the founding of America and the succession of power through the presidential line, which, if you think as I do, means that though the face in the Oval Office changes, the original intent and the ultimate mission of our invisible plutocracy (publicly centered in that Freemasonic White Lodge we call "the White House'), remain the same through "the baton-passing" of January 20 @ noon in Washington, DC.
And the secret message from the old president to the new - the one left in the drawer of the Resolute Desk which we-the-people are never privy to - must be some very fine occult reading for the new "Initiate."
Here's Teilhard de Chardin's Wiki bio which contains a link to his concept of the Omega Point and to his development of Vernadsky's Noosphere.
Jesuit priest, philosopher, geographer, and paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin, was born May 1, 1881. Synchronistically, I just peeked at a natal chart for him using 'noon' (as one tends to do for famous people whose birth hour is unknown) and natal Moon = 16 Gemini+, the Moon's position right now here in Georgia.