Today is the traditional celebration of Veteran’s Day, that holiday which honors military veterans; people who served in any capacity the United States Armed Forces. Originally it was called Armistice to commemorate the ending of World War I at precisely the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, but in 1954 Congress renamed it Veteran’ Day to include the WWII veterans.
Our header picture is of Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) meeting Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’d Hariri and his wife Lara Bashir Al Azem in the Private Library of the Apostolic Palace. Vatican City, 13th October 2017 (Photo by Grzegorz Galazka/Archivio Grzegorz Galazka/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Poof! Where’s Hariri ?
Perhaps, though, we should note that another MIA is the former Lebanon is missing a prime minister, Mr.Saad el-Din Rafik Al-Hariri. Strange things though are happening in the Middle East these days, ever since the Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman started arresting eleven Saudi princes, a couple of ministers and a few odd entrepreneurs in an “anti-corruption” drive after he held a summit meeting in Riyadh seven days ago.
At the meeting the Prince said he planned to return Saudi Arabia to its original moderate Sunni Islamic heritage and to kick this off, he said that they would start a $500 BILLION dollar project on the Red Sea called Neom. Mr. Hariri went to the festivities. He then announced via radio his resignation out of the blue and then poof! Disappeared. Last year, almost to the day, the Chief of Police in Syria, Munir Hariri also disappeared. No clue if they are related.
Seems like shades of Carmen Sandiego doesn’t it? Who said truth is stranger than fiction? 1 Seems that was Lord Byron in his great epic poem, Don Juan Canto xiv — Truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction. Well, here we have truth emulating fiction.
Mr. Hariri is worth about 1.5 BILLION dollars, because of his father’s ownership of Saudi Oger Ltd., which is fully owned by the Hariri family and headquartered in Riyadh. He was born in Friday on April 18, 1970 married to Syrian Lara Bashir Al Azam Hariri in 1998. They have three children, two boys and a girl. His father was also the Lebanese prime minister but was assassinated in 2005, making his son the richest Lebanese in the world….or should I say he was the richest Lebanese in the world.
‘Hariri has a typical see-saw setup in his chart stressing his position as first son and the wealth that comes with it through his father, Sun in 28 Aries in the First House. Brothers and sisters, home life and children are minor things, though admittedly this is not a definite but supposed birth chart. The next set of circumstances that concerns Hariri are his work, his marriage and his country’s deep oil resources. His chart does not show a particularly ambition man as much as an avaricious one.
Hariri no more
Sometime on November 10th, Mr Hariri disappeared much like the like the Australian PM Harold Holt who went for a walk in the ocean way back in 1967, is travelling the nether regions. The preponderance in Cancer in the second house and the Royal King in the seventh, who else could be Jupiter?, opposite the Sun, shows there was some problem between the two that we may never know.
Interesting in both charts, his Neptune is in the eighth house, suggesting he probably is sleeping with the fishes somewhere out in the Red Sea.
2023 Note: He showed up two weeks later and said nothing about his disappearance. A few weeks after that he rescinded his resignation. At the next election he was gone and his half-brother was in charge. Seems he should have quit when he was ahead.
The original chart for his disappearance showed at 8:03 time. I didn’t find that as helpful as a later one, so changed it. But if you prefer that one, look here. The natal chart is unchanged.
I originally posted this on SabianEarth.com on November 10 2017. it was updated on 5 June 2023.
- 1Seems that was Lord Byron in his great epic poem, Don Juan Canto xiv — Truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction.