The Ballad of Bin Laden

May 4, 2011

Receive your 1000-word horoscope plus a digest of the big astrological events of the month ahead for just £28.80 per year.

There are two opposing narratives about Osama Bin Laden. One is that he is an evil terrorist, who darkly manipulates invisible minions around the world and is responsible for the deaths of thousands. The other is that he is a martyr for Islam, fighting the hegemony of Western decadence.

We don’t know his birthdate. It is said to be March 10, 1957, which would give a Pisces Sun, of course. But I’m not even going to go there since the data is just too dirty. What I am sure of though, is that Bin Laden is a perfect exemplar of the dark side of the Neptune archetype.

Neptune is the planet of illusiion. It creates a fog wherever it goes. It represents things that are ungraspable, numinous, untouchable, immaterial. As an outer planet, it tells us about mass psychology. It is the planet of sacrifice and martyrdom. Neptune is also a spiritual leader – for good or ill.

As an enemy, Neptune is the one you cannot see, he turns up when you least expect, he slithers away when you think you have caught him, he has a mysterious influence on other people, he hypnotises them. And just when you think you’ve finally nailed him, he leaves the material world entirely and transforms himself into a legend.

Neptune has just moved into Pisces (the sign of the sea), its astrological home. Bin Laden has been taken by ocean. The symbolism of his disturbingly strange burial at sea says it all.


Neptune, news, Pisces


Mary said:

The Neptunian fog continues to accompany Bin Laden, even in death. Whether or not photographs ( a Neptunian medium) are released of his corpse, I suspect that people will believe or disbelieve his passing as they choose. I hope that the world is spared gruesome imagery that would never amount to “definitive proof” anyway.


Christina said:

Me too, Mary, me too.


Christina said:

It’s just been pointed out to me that the special ops codename for the Osama operation was “Neptune’s Spear”.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Astrological Consultations


“I’m still staggered by the powerful truths that you saw immediately, and which no other astrologer has ever commented on”
“I’ve never had a more illuminating and nuanced reading”
“I so appreciate your insight and wisdom. I no longer have to look for an astrologer. I have found the best!”

My writings here naturally have to be general in nature. To learn more about your personal situation and your specific cosmic circumstances, please get in touch for a private consultation. I deliver these in person or via video link, and have clients all over the world - from Canada to New Zealand and from India to Brazil. A single consultation of 50 minutes will illuminate the patterns and influences that have shaped your life story and will help show you the way forward.

Get A Reading