The astrology of the Oslo bombing

Oslo bombing astrologyOn Friday July 22nd at 3:26 pm local time, a bomb ripped through government building in Oslo.  This attack was followed by the murder of 87 people at a Labor Party youth camp not far away.

The chart for Norway originates in its independence from Sweden on June 7, 1905 at 11:00 am local time in Oslo.  The astrology for the day of the bombings is rather startling.  Mars was sitting on the South Node last week and astrologer Martin Davis wrote on his Facebook page:

Astrologers: Note that Mars [anger] is coming to conjoin the South Node [past issues] now. This is a difficult combination – often in disaster charts. This conjunction in airy Gemini correlates with angry budget discussions, angry American football contract discussions and the uncovering of newspaper [Gemini] wrong doings. It’s on the natal Mars of any July 4th US chart. Buckle up when driving.

As we now know the US chart wasn’t affected (except by the angry budget discussions part) but the bombing in Oslo occurred when the conjunction of transiting Mars and the South Node was exactly conjunct Pluto in the Norway national chart.  At the same time, transiting Chiron was exactly conjunct the South Node in the Norway chart.

The young man who committed this horrific crime, Anders Breivik, was born February 13, 1979 (time unknown).  His Sun is conjunct Mars and Mercury in the idealistic sign of Aquarius.  Aquarius is often concerned with ideas of Utopia.  Uranus is square to those Aquarius planets, giving him a big does of Aquarian/Uranian Utopia and the need for revolutionary activity.  His Virgo Moon conjoins Saturn suggesting that he is accustomed to working alone.

Supporting this theme of the “Loner” is the singleton Venus in the pragmatic sign of Capricorn.  I suspect we will find that he has been an individualist and someone who does not easily connect with others.  Perhaps a desperate loneliness (Moon/Saturn) drove him to seek a way to live outside the norm of Norwegian society.  A friend reported to a Norwegian newspaper that Breivik turned to right-wing extremism in his 20s, perhaps during his Saturn Return when this isolation would have been emphasized.  All reports suggest that he was horrified by the multiculturalism that is spreading over Norway and the rest of Europe.

I have written several times of my feeling that while the Uranus/Pluto conjunction of the 1960s occurred on the left, the Uranus/Pluto square of the next few years will occur on the right end of the political spectrum.  It appears that I was, sadly, correct.

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By | 2011-07-23T16:15:29+00:00 July 23rd, 2011|Crime|9 Comments


  1. Anna Greenflame July 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    That Moon conjunct Saturn also themes in with one of the things I read about him — his resentment of people from other countries (Somalians) who come over and get on the dole and take Norwegian resources to support causes back home he doesn’t like. I keep seeing that Moon/Saturn pattern in the charts of people who experienced and/or perceived a strong lack in childhood: lack of nurturing, lack of love, lack of nourishment (actual or metaphorical); a feeling of not being taken care of. I condemn what he did, but that’s a strong wound.

    • July 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

      I just want to make the point that someone else with the same chart who (a) is in different stages of their soul evolution, (b) had a different upbringing and (c) who made different choices, and the picture would look completely different.

  2. Julie in Boston July 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I am so afraid that this is the sort of terrorism we will see in this country as the fundamentalists and extreme right wingers gain a foothold.

  3. Sharon July 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve known people with natal saturn conjunct moon. Not resentful of foreigners or those who have what they lack/ed. Quite the contrary actually. Thinking of one in particular who is open to anything and anyone — even from other dimensions. WOuld not hurt a fly. ever. he just doesn’t have it in him. He even has the conjunction in the 4th. Talk about deep wounds. Major diffeence being: he’s just not crazy or personality disordered. He didn’t inherit his mother’s genes for that.

  4. European July 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Dear Lynn, whenever such a mad event as this occurs, one can only hope that eventually something positive will come of it. In this instance, let us hope the political classes in Europe start to pay attention to how the electorate really feel about things, and start to actually represent them instead of constantly doing their best to educate them in a direction for which the electorate have no appetite.

  5. Red Skywalker July 24, 2011 at 1:59 am

    As far as I can look this hole thing was a karmic action, an old bill to pay. He acted out of his own feeling of being trapped. He certainly had no love and care when young, problems with the father. Highly intelligent, living in between old/new ways of his being…the conservative christian versus the rebell with a cause. This will change Norway in many ways due to its karma.In my opinion this youth camp is not healthy – it going on for ages and the people of that club even mary with each other. Sounds no good to me but this is no excuse to shoot the kids and destroy life’s.

  6. Julie in Boston July 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    wow–two of the posters try to make excuses for the shooter’s actions based on political or cultural themes. Makes my point from my previous comment. Clearly it is not just the USA that has to fear the rise of fascism.

    To the person who thinks the labor party club is unhealthy because it has existed for a long time and people have found marriage partners within it, would you be as quick to judge if it were an exclusive country club where the rich send their children to meet the “right” kinds of people to marry?

  7. Voxmeow July 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    There’s been an inordinate amount of shootings just this weekend. Also, some horrific out-of-control car crashes taking out cars, pedestrians, and business’.

    Shootings just this weekend:

    Three people are dead and one critically injured after a shooting late Friday at a motorcycle rally in Mormon Lake in northern Arizona, according to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday.

    Read more:

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Relatives were celebrating a child’s birthday Saturday night at a skating rink when a gunman opened fire in an apparent domestic dispute, fatally shooting five attendees before killing himself and wounding four others, police said.

    Read more:

    A gunman walked onto a dance floor at a Seattle area casino on Sunday and opened fire on his estranged wife and her companion, injuring seven people, police said.

    KENT, Wash. – Twelve people were injured in a mass shooting Saturday afternoon that may have started with an argument over a paint job at a low-rider car show off Pacific Highway.

  8. Tracy Doe Heart July 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Astrologically the Mars lines run through Arizona. Our prehistoric volcano’s my appear dormant but the energy is still explosive at times.

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