The news came in from Ottawa early this afternoon.
The Canadian parliament was in lock-down. A Canadian soldier was dead, and there had been lots of gunfire in the halls of government as the political leadership was meeting in caucus sessions just before 10:00 a.m.
It was just two days after a self-anointed jihadist had mowed down two Canadian soldiers with his car, and had killed by police after a high-speed chase.
But were today’s shootings related to that event?
Was this a declaration of war, a reprisal for Canada’s support of the U.S.-led offensive against the Islamic State, a full-scale terrorist attack by ISIL, or a classic “lone gunman” scenario?
Or was it a false flag operation, designed to drum up anti-Islamic hysteria?
For hours the news was muddled, the reports unclear. Officials said the threat was gone, but Canadian police were still swarming through the streets with weapons drawn, ordering citizens to take cover well into the afternoon.
So what was going on?
The solar eclipse in Scorpio was making its influence felt, more than 24 hours before the solar eclipse event itself.
This is the big event that is detailed in the new book on “The Solar Eclipse of October 2014: Its Impact on the Markets” – it’s coming up tomorrow, on Thursday, October 23.
It’s a partial solar eclipse that will visible throughout North America, and its path of highest impact runs close to Ottawa:
And because the effects of solar eclipses are often evident prior to the actual solar eclipse itself, and with this solar eclipse path hitting Canada, it made a lot of sense to get the news from Ottawa today.
It was enough to send me into my chart files, to take a look at the horoscope for Canada:
This presentation of the Canada horoscope on the 90-degree dial has the red-arrow pointer at the position of the solar eclipse. It activates the Neptune/Pluto midpoint in the Canadian chart, indicating powerful changes whose true significance is only recognized in the future. So it may take a while before we really know what was going on today.
Even more noteworthy is the solar eclipse activation of the Mars/Kronos midpoint in the Canadian horoscope. This symbolizes the power of the State, especially as it’s expressed through police and military action. It also suggests, of course, acts of violence against people in power or in high governmental roles.
As is so often the case, the astrology of events does a much better job of describing the day’s events than the explanations offered by the news media….