I become nostalgic whenever I recall a GENUINE journalism when a
(pleasant) duty of a reporter was to come by his workplace on a regular
basis i.e. visit the newspaper agency he reports for. With the emergence
of computers and the Internet, scintillating and dynamic discussions,
meetings with interesting people and their accounts of unusual life
events have, sadly, become a long gone past. Today, you simply get a
phone call, they commission an article, you type it on your computer and
send it to the Agency via the Internet – and that's it. It seems that
journalism, just like all other things, has started to loose its spirit.
I made my first journalistic steps in 1997 as an
astrologer-journalist in Argument Weekly. The owner and editor-in-chief
was Ratko Dmitrovic, and his deputy and, in my opinion, the best editor
ever, was Miroslav Jankovic-Janka. I was looking forward to every Monday
when I would visit the editorial office to discuss my articles for the
At the very start of our cooperation, it didn't take me long to
convince them that all my texts MUST CONTAIN PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGICAL
INTERPRETATIONS. At the time, in Serbian journalism, a professional
astrological article published in a serious newspaper was a novelty. I
explained that, in Serbia, there were many people going for astrology
and thus, we would have a chance to expand our readership to the
astrology lovers while, by proving that astrology is a science, we would
eliminate complaints such as »...why do you publish this rubbish in your
newspaper...». I was completely right about it. A large number of
reputable Serbian intellectuals spoke very highly of Argument astrology
section. This is how astrology entered Serbian journalism using a
Today, it has become quite common – at least for the author of this text
– that a serious newspaper ask for a text with professional astrological
interpretations. In the West, this would be unthinkable since
astrological texts are published exclusively in professional
Some ten days ago, the editorial board of the renowned Nedeljni
Telegraf weekly asked for my professional astrological analyses of the
events that took place in the TOPCIDER CASE.
On 5 October, 2004 at about 09:10 a.m. shots were fired in the area
of TopCider hill in Belgrade. Bodies of two sentries, members of the
elite Guards Units, were found at their post. This case raised the alarm
and soon two commissions were set up to establish the facts about this
tragic event. Military commission found that one sentry, having killed
his fellow soldier, committed suicide. Civil commission, however,
claimed that both soldiers had been murdered.
For the purpose of dynamics, Nedeljni Telegraf published the text
about this case in the form of an interview. Birth datas of the killed
soldiers were provided from their parents.
19. 1. 2005.
Guards gunned down in an ambush
Unexplained tragedies have become increasingly common in the Army
of Serbia and Montenegro. The Government and high military officials
have still not given a clear explanation as to the reasons and
circumstances under which 9 army members lost their lives last February.
Since the investigation of the two commissions – civil and army – has
not shed light on the circumstances under which soldiers
Drazen Milovanovic and
Jakovljevic died, NT turned to an astrologer, Nikola Stojanovic, asking
him to make an attempt to uncover the secret of their death in the
-The events concerning the army and those in the army i.e. soldiers
can be explained in the interpretation of the horoscope of a particular
country. One should analyse the 6th house and the position of Mars which
also symbolises army and soldiers – astrologer Nikola Stojanovic stated
Does this mean that events happening in the army are written in the
-In the horoscope of the newly formed state, Serbia and Montenegro
(4/2/2003, Belgrade, 20:07) the 6th house describing military service
and soldiers begins in Aquarius. This sign is ruled by two planets –
Uranus and Saturn. In astrology, Uranus symbolises SUICIDES. In the
horoscope of the new state Uranus is placed in the 6th house (army,
soldiers) in Aquarius (suicides, as well), which tells us that among
those in the military service, the number of suicides will go up.
However, the other ruler of the 6th house (army), Saturn, is at the
ominous 22nd degree which, in astrology, bears the symbolic of – to
kill, be killed. Thus, the position of the 6th house (army) rulers –
Uranus and Saturn - tells us that SUICIDES and KILLINGS will be equally
common in the army of this new state. Unfortunately, this proved to be
How is it possible to tell between events in a particular case? Is
astrology able to distinguish between persons who committed suicide and
-Horoscope interpretations clearly show how a person’s life ended. One
needs to seek the explanation in the 8th house of a horoscope describing
the way someone died. The astrological analysis of this particular house
provides precise answers as to what had happened to a particular person.
The «Topcider Case» has produced contradictory results of the
enquiry...And what about astrology? How did those two ill-fated soldiers
loose their lives?
-Private Drazen Milovanovic (24/4/1983, Cuprija 21E23 43N56, 8h) was born
under Taurus with Ascendant in Gemini. The ruler of his Ascendant (his
personality, his body) is placed at the misfortunate 22nd degree (to
kill, to be killed) in the 12th house (assassinations, hidden assaults),
which indicates that he was killed in a treacherous attack. The ruler of
his 8th house (death) is at the cusp of the 6th house (military service)
in Scorpio (death). This is why it all happens during his service in the
army. Many planets in the 12th house indicate assassination while Mars
(shot, bullet) in Taurus (forest, bush) tells us that the shots were
fired from a bush or behind a tree.
Does this mean that his astrological aspects unmistakeably indicate
-In his birth chart Uranus, the planet ruling suicides, has no influence
on this event whatsoever. Thus, I can declare under full responsibility
that Drazen was killed.
Was this tragic ending also written in the stars for his army mate?
-The second private Dragan Jakovljevic (29/4/1983
Sabac 19E42 44N45,
15:30) was born under Taurus with Ascendant in Virgo.
It is interesting to note that his Ascendant (his personality, his body)
is at the 21st degree and 43 minutes of Virgo. Only a minute later than
recorded time of birth his Ascendant would be at the 22nd degree meaning
– to kill, to be killed. In addition, in his 8th house (death) there is
the Sun (life) at the threatening 8th degree (death, life danger). The
Sun rules his 12th house (hidden attacks, assassinations), which
additionally tells us that he was murdered in an ambush, assassinated.
His 8th house (death, life danger) starts in Aries symbolising firearms.
Mars, the ruler of this sign, is in Taurus which symbolises forest, bush
or a tree.
The analysis of their respective birth charts tells us that they were
killed in an ambush.
How do you explain so many «different versions» about the way they died?
-It will be interesting to look at their 7th house describing court and
In Drazen's horoscope there is Neptune in the 7th house (court,
forensic) symbolising a mistake or a conscious or unconscious
In Dragan's horoscope, the 7th house begins in Pisces ruled by
Neptune...Therefore, here were have identical situation.
Interview by Branka Djurisic