This is a very interesting thread. I usually look at my horoscope (horrorscope?) whenever I'm reading a newspaper. I have read a little bit about
astrology and often like to know a person's "sun sign" because I find it useful as an indicator of their general personality type. This helps me to
get along with people I would otherwise find perplexing and difficult.
I don't see anything sinister in astrology, but obviously one should take it with healthy scepticism and employ common sense in all one's decision
Having said that, and more apropos of the OP's topic, it is interesting to note that an astrologer predicted 9/11, at least as far as to the date when
it would occur.
Lynne Palmer, the astrologer considered to have most accurately predicted 911, is a professional astrologer since 1957, living in Las Vegas.
"Avoid terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001" - these are the exact words of the 911 prediction from Lynne Palmer's book, Astrological Almanac for
2001, printed and released to bookstores in July 2000 (Star Bright Publishers).
The 911 prediction is written on page 95 of the book, buried among advice on the best days to go to the movies and worst days to lend people money.
Also, on another page, she states: "These are the days when terrorist attacks are most likely to occur. Sept 11-13, 2001".
This is a very interesting prediction because if one doesn't believe in astrology and doesn't believe an astrologer could possibly have used
to predict 9/11, then one is left thinking that the 19 hijackers or perhaps Osama himself, took time out to tip off Lynne Palmer as
to when the attacks would happen.
That's a dilemma.
In fact, another reputable astrologer doesn't know how Lynne Palmer predicted the date
of the 9/11 event.
Another famous astrologer, Robert Hand, made more general predictions, from a more psychological viewpoint, about an event expected to happen
between August 5, 2001, and May 26, 2002 .
In the Aug./Sept. 2001 issue of The Mountain Astrologer, Robert Hand picked the Saturn-Pluto opposition of 2001-2002, especially the quarter starting
with the Libra equinox 2001 and/or the Aries equinox 2002, as times that are more likely to lead to a US military engagement in the Middle East.
"Only one person predicted the date of the attacks, and that was Lynne Palmer," said veteran astrologer Robert Hand, a relatively highbrow
practitioner of the art. "I don’t know how she did it. Things looked chaotic, but I could not have foreseen September 11. I looked and looked and I
don’t know how anyone could have predicted it to the day."
This brings up the question, seriously, "Was Lynne Palmer tipped off, and if so, by whom?"
It seems to me that if one absolutely doesn't take astrology seriously and doesn't think it likely that Al Quaeda and associates tipped off Lynne
Palmer in advance of 9/11, their clandestine operation directed against her fellow citizens, . . . . then she must have been tipped off by someone
, someone who does take astrology seriously, someone who knew the attacks were going to happen and who saw value in having this seen as a
fated event by the large numbers of the sort of people who do take astrology seriously, but who, unlike Robert Hand, don't know much about it.
Who could that be? But that's what this thread is about.
It is known that certain tabloid newspapers have been used as a conduit for leaked information by security agencies of the United States. The National
Enquirer is one such, and is said to have been founded by an ex-CIA man. I'm pretty sure it has an astrology column as well.
Are astrologers used the way that tabloids are used by the security agencies? It seems to me that Lynne Palmer's prediction is just one more vector
pointing toward agencies and elements within the United States as being involved in carrying out that attack.
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