The Astrology of Disasters: Missing Malaysia Flight MH 370

(Astrology Explored) According to news reports, around 2:40 AM March 8, 2014, Malaysia Air Flight 370 mysteriously lost contact with air traffic controllers at the Vietnam border and did not arrive at its destination. Of the 239 passengers on board, three were American, including IBM Executive Philip Wood.

Vietnamese air force jets spotted two large oil slicks off the coast of Vietnam but it is not confirmed the oil slicks relates to the missing jet. Meanwhile, authorities found the names of two passengers on board with stolen passports and are investigating whether terrorist activity connects with the disappearance the plane. Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said they were looking into all possibilities.

There is also evidence that the plane turned back from its projected course.

Inspectors 10 days earlier found the airplane sound mechanically.

The lack of a radio call “suggests something very sudden and very violent happened,” said William Waldock, who teaches accident investigation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.

What can astrology tell us about this missing plane? Was it the target of a terrorist attack? Or the victim of mechanical failure? Continue reading

The Astrology of the Boston Marathon Explosions: Shaken to the Soul

Boston Marathon Bombing(Astrology Explored) No one has claimed responsibility. 3 are dead, over 174 people were injured. The injuries were so horrific that Former Boston Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says colleagues have been “shaken to the soul” by the blasts at the Boston Marathon. He admits there is no shortage of possible suspects behind the attacks

Boston Massachusetts by U. S. historians as the birth place of American freedom. Every school child is taught the story of the Boston Tea Party, an act of rebellion against English taxes on the import of tea., taxes that were voted on by a parliament thousands of mile away. As a colony, the land in the America’s had no representation on Parliament, a fact that galled the growing and prosperous American colonies. Incited by by the rhetoric of the Sons of Liberty, led by Samuel Adams, a group of 30 to 130 men, some dressed in the Mohawk warrior disguises, boarded the three vessels and, over the course of three hours, dumped all 342 chests of tea into the water. In today’s dollars, this tea was worth close to a million dollars.

England’s response was to enact in 1774 with the Coercive Acts, or Intolerable Acts, which, among other provisions, ended local self-government in Massachusetts and closed Boston’s commerce. Continue reading

The Astrology of Tragedies: The Newtown, CT Elementary School Shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary School Arial View(Astrology Explored) For much of the day the details of the horror of what happened at a small town elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut was obscured by a police lockdown of information. Parents were told to wait by their phones but not to come to the school. Eventually, the unbelievable story was told to the public. At 9:40 AM a troubled man in his twenties entered the main office, shoot the principal and school psychologist, then walked in the kindergarten class taught by his mother and shot children in the class, then killed himself. At 3:23 PM the casualty count was a total of 27 dead, 20 of whom are children. There is an investigation of the mother’s home near the school, where state police confirmed someone else is dead.

The shooter is reported by the media as Adam Lanza, 20 years old. His 24 year old brother Ryan, originally identified as the shooter, is in custody we do not know why at this time.

President Obama made a statement as he wiped away tears, saying “Today our hearts are broken.”

Obviously, as I writing this, law enforcement is trying to piece together the reasons for this awful crime, parents across the country are trying to comprehend the how such a thing can happen, and a nation begins to mourn the deaths of 20 little children and the six adults responsible for their care who died.

Below is the horoscope of the event according to information provided by media. Apparently two women associated with the Lanza brothers are missing as well.

The scene unfolded as the ascendant hit 29 degrees of Capricorn. 29 degrees, at the cusp of changing signs, is often known as the degree of decision. The Moon is conjunct the planet of death and transformation Pluto. Both these planets form one leg a yod, Saturn the other, and Jupiter the apex.

This Jupiter is the focal point of this chart as it receives not only the energy of the yod, but a t-square as well involving Chiron/Neptune and Mercury in Sagittarius.

We see a chart fueled by pain, not rage. Most likely we will find out in as time goes on is that the shooter suffered from bi-polar disorder.

For a state battered and bruised by three major devastating storms in less than two years, this last tragedy is just too much to bear.

Please send your prayers towards the parents and children and the community of Newtown, CT.

Newtown Elementary School Shooting Chart

The Astrology of Hurricanes: Sandy, Atlantic City and Nostradamus

Befpre Landfall in Atlantic City

Before Landfall in Atlantic City

(Astrology Explored) Even if this passage from Nostadamus isn’t about Hurricane Sandy, it sure seems like it:

Iardin du monde aupres de cité neufue,
Dans le chemin des montaignes cauees:
Sera saisi & plongé dans la Cuve,
Beuuant par force eaux soulphre enuenimees.

Garden of the world near the new city,
In the path of the hollow mountains:
It will be seized and plunged into the Tub,
Forced to drink waters poisoned by sulfur.

Sandy happend on the full Moon when the Sun and Moon are in opposition. The next lunation is the Solar eclipse on November 13, 2012 on the New Moon. In the New Moon phase the Moon and Sun are conjunct. Mercury is loosely conjunct the Sun though it has moved into a new sign, Sagittarius, which is a fire sign. The fire element is associate with spirit. Is Nostradamus trying to warn of something on this date? Continue reading

Astrology, Power Outages and CL&P: CT customers left in the cold

Emergency Shelter Sign in CT for October 30 Snowstorm

(Astrology Explored) Eight days into the massive power loss experienced in Connecticut Light and Power missed its deadline of restoring 99% of the service to its customers leaving over 52,000 homes and businesses without power in the cold and the dark. CL&P now promises 100% power restoration by Wednesday.

Though CL&P picked up the paced of the restorations after the initial criticisms of how the power company was handling the crisis, this is cold comfort to the thousands that continue to sleep in homes with heat in temperatures dropping to below freezing each night, while the food in their freezers spoil and those that do have fireplaces or wood stoves scrounge for wood to burn at night. Continue reading

The Astrology of Disaster: Springfield, MA’s Deadly Tornado

June 01, 2011 Tornado, Springfield, MA

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On the very day of a solar eclipse, in the southend and downtown of densely populated Springfield, MA, a tornado formed and tore through this New England city, leaving four dead. The tornado was latter described as an EF4 storm which typically has winds of 166 to 200 miles per hour. Only an EF5 storm is stronger.

Though tornado warnings has been in effect for most of the day, and despite the occasional small tornados that do form from time to time, no one expected a tornado of this force or magnitude. Continue reading

The Astrology of Disasters: Tornadoes and Mundane Astrology

United States Map for May 22, 2011

Tornado Alley defined by the planets

(Astrology Explored) For an area of the United States that is known as tornado alley, the fierceness of May 22nd’s tornado shocked the residents of Joplin Missouri. Even with a 20 minute warning over a hundred people died. This twister ripped a path of destruction 1 mile wide, leaving the regional hospital in tatters.

In mundane astrology, the astrology of places and events, astrologers attempt to pinpoint the location and source of likely problems. We know that certain regions of this country are likely to suffer from weather problems such as mudslides and wildfires in California, severe winter storms in the Northeast. “When”, “where”, and “how severe” are important questions that occupy a mundane astrologer.

If we look at an Astro*Carto*Graphy map of the United States, for May 22, 2011, set for our nation’s capital we see that most of the area that is called Tornado Alley, is bounded by Neptune on the right and Mercury on the left. Thus the elements of a tornado, water (Neptune in Pisces) and air (Mercury which is ruled by air sign Gemini) bound either side of this sensitive area. If you look at the chart of NOAA chart of the United States, you will see that the vast majority of the tornados that occurred on this date are within those boundaries. Continue reading

Astrology of Disasters: Japan Experiences Earthquake Swarm

Earthquake Swarm Japan

Source: USGS

(Astrology Explored) Since March 9th foreshock, magnitude 7.4, of Japan’s March 11th earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, the beleaguered island nation has suffered hundreds of aftershocks with several of them reaching damaging 6.0 magnitude. There seems to be no sign that these shocks will abate. What Japan is experiencing is an earthquake swarm.

Wikipedia tells us that swarms can last days or months. There is no way to predict when they will end. What is alarming about this swarm is that the intensity of the “aftershocks” are much greater than say, the Mogul Earthquake swarm centered in Reno, Nevada that started in February of 2008. The mogul swarm didn’t stop until the following November and averaged between the 1 and 2 in magnitude following their 6 magnitude quake.

Mogul Swarm ASC Map

Mogul ASC Map

Astrologers are tying this spat of earthquakes in Japan with the recent Full Supermoon event, though for many prediction purposes astrologers who follow earthquakes use solar eclipse events. The last solar eclipse happened on the winter solstice, December 21, 2010. Either way the astro*carto*graphy maps for for either date show Japan as a focal point for earthquake events.

Interestingly, the common denominators for both swarms is that they are between the astro*carto*graphy lines for Chiron and the Sun. For the Mogul swarm this is shown in the eclipse chart, for the Japanese swarm this is shown in the Supermoon chart. Since Chiron is the planet of deep wounds, and the Sun is the primary motivator in any natal chart this makes astrological sense.

ASG Super Moon Japan

ASG Map Super Moon Japan (Click to enlarge)

What is different between these swarms is the intensity of the shocks. In the winter solstice chart for Japan Jupiter runs close to the fault line from which these earthquakes are emanating. Jupiter amplifies whatever it touches.

These may be things to look for in further astrological research into earthquakes. In the meantime it is just possible that Japan will continue to experience serious earthquakes for months to come.

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The Astrology of Disasters: Full Moons, Super Moons and Earthquakes

(Astrology Explored) It all depends on who you ask.

Bellini, the U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist, said, “There is still no known observation of an effect related to the moon and seismicity.”

James O. Berkland is a Glen Ellen, California-based geologist and editor of Syzygy—An Earthquake Newsletter. He believes the gravitational tugs of the moon, sun, and other planets can influence earthquake activity. Berkland said he has accurately predicted tremors based on factors such as syzygy.

And these are the scientists.

Still with the haunting images of Japan on the screen, victim of not just an earthquake, but a tsunami and a nuclear disaster at Fukushimi it is tempting to reach out for any prediction. Some people are concerned that San Andreas fault lined California will be the next victim of a catastrophic earthquake especially on the upcoming full moon.

Newsweek, described the “four corners” theory about the Pacific Plate and how it relates to California. Japan sits “at the junction of a web of tectonic-plate boundaries that make it more peculiarly vulnerable to ground-shaking episodes than almost anywhere else. Three sides of the square have been hit in the last year, leaving one still to come.

The three sides that erupted commencing with 2010’s 8.8 quake in Chile, the temblor in New Zealand almost exactly a year later in February 2011 and now the 9.0 devastating event in Japan. That leads experts to point to the last corner of the plate, which is the San Andreas Fault that runs through the southern California desert.

This quake however is expected to happen sometime “within the next thirty years” and measure 7.8 on the Richter scale.

Richard Nolle coined the term Super Moon and he centers his predictions around them. For this current Supermoon he says:

The March 19 full moon at 28° 48′ Virgo is arguably the year’s most extreme SuperMoon, for a couple of reasons: it’s the closest SuperMoon of the year, occurring within an hour of lunar perigee (the Moon’s closest approach to Earth): the Moon will look huge when it rises at sunset. And being so close to the vernal equinox, this SuperMoon occurs within hours of the moment the full moon crosses the celestial equator from north to south, just as the Sun crosses in the opposite direction. That makes this a major geophysical stress window, centered on the actual alignment date but in effect from the 16th through the 22nd. Of course you can expect the usual: a surge in extreme tides along the coasts, a rash of moderate-to-severe seismic activity (including Richter 5+ earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions), and most especially in this case a dramatic spike in powerful storms with heavy precipitation, damaging winds and extreme electrical activity. Floods are a big part of the picture in this case, although some of these will be dry electrical storms that spark fast-spreading wildfires.

Nolle makes no specific predictions for major death and destruction though he seems to be taking some hits from skeptics who think he has. Nolle for his part tells us that people are playing fast and loose with the Super Moon definition.

So Nolle points to a time when something can happen, but we don’t know exactly what. Geologists think a 7.8 quake is likely within the next 30 years. The intersection of both pieces of information still leaves us grasping for a what and a when.

Looking at the Astro*Carto*Graphy map of the Full Super Moon for the West Coast , we see alarmingly, the Uranus line and the Pluto line intersecting the San Andreas fault line. Does this predict an earthquake? It seems to. Does this mean it will be 7.8 or stronger. We’ll have to see. The truth is even with thousands of years of observation, with all our modern computers, we still don’t have a reliable astrological model of predicting earthquakes. That doesn’t mean we won’t? No. It just means right now all we can say is “Don’t be surprised if there is an earthquake in California.” Some prediction, right?

What I am more concerned about is Japan, who is facing the same astrological conditions as the 9.0 quake that rocked that island nation last week. Uranus and Mars straddle catastrophe saddled Japan, and it seems like they are facing another big quake. I hope not, but we’ll see.

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Astrology of Disasters: Fukushima Power Plant Update

Astro-Carto-Graphy Map Fukushima

Astro-Carto-Graphy Map Fukushima

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“Because right now, Japan and much of the world are living on a prayer.”

A second reactor, the #3 reactor, at Fukashima Daiichi Power Plant is at risk for catastrophic failure as Japanese workers scramble to cool reactors. Japanese officials are warning that a second explosion is possible.

Update: 3/13/11 11:38 PM EST–There was an explosion at the #3 power plant but officials say like the #1 power unit the nuclear core containment is intact.

Update: 3/15/11 1:19 AM EST–Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan makes a statement that radiation was released from the Fukushima Daiichi plant at levels that puts human health at risk. Most of the 500 workers at the plant were evacuated leaving a skeleton crew of 50 behind. Radiation levels in Tokyo is three times higher than normal.

Update: 3/16/11 2:45 AM EST–The 50 remaining TEPCO workers have abandoned the Fukushima Daiichi plant because rising radiation levels make it too dangerous to stay.

Update: 3/17/11 6:57 AM EST– the head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, told a House subcommittee Wednesday that he would recommend evacuating people within 50 miles of the plant — a much larger ring than the 12-13 miles (20 km) set up by the Japanese.

“We believe that secondary containment has been destroyed and there is no water in the spent fuel pool, and we believe radiation levels are extremely high,” Jaczko testified to the House Energy and Power Subcommittee.”

Update 3/21/2011 4:34 AM EST–The workers at Fukushima Daiichi power plant are being trained to spray concrete on the heavily damaged reactors. The sale of produce and milk contaminated with radiation is banned.

Update 3/25/2011–“Suspicions of a possible breach were raised when two workers waded into water 10,000 times more radioactive than is typical and suffered skin burns, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said.”

Because of various factors radiation risk to the United States is said to minimal. This is cold comfort to Japanese huddled in shelters waiting on their government to do something to help them.

Things were bad enough as the building at reactor #1 exploded as workers at the power plant attempted to vent gases to reduce pressure in the core. When seawater was added to cool the core, a dangerous hydrogen cloud formed inside the building which could not be contained by pressure relief valves, causing at least one of them to explode.

Robert Alvarez, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and a former senior policy adviser to the U.S. secretary of energy, described the plan to use saltwater as “an act of desperation” by Japanese authorities, who seemed unable to deliver fresh water or plain water to cool the reactor and stabilize it.

In a desperate effort, reactor operators are attempting to divert and pump seawater into the reactor. Even if the reactor remains intact, the Fukushima explosion indicates that the containment has failed and there is now a direct path for radioactive releases directly into the environment. According to Arnie Gunderson, a former U.S. nuclear power plant operator: “events over the last day indicate that volatile radioactive elements such as xenon, krypton, cesium, iodine, and strontium are already being released from the Fufushima nuclear reactor. The fuel rods have lost their integrity and, EVEN IF the reactor maintains its integrity, [radioactive materials] are being released into the environment through open relief valves on top of the reactor. Whether or not there is a meltdown, enormous quantities of radioactive gases will continue to be released through the failed nuclear fuel.”

Yesterday we explored the astrological “why” of this failure. Today we will look at the astrological “where.”

Skeptics often point to astrology’s apparent failure to predict events as the reason the astrology is “rubbish”. But when predicting events we have to know most of the things a newspaper reporter uncovers, who, what, when, where. Astrology provides the “why”. Out of all the things that can happen in this wide world how does one focus on who, what, when, and where? In astrology, mundane astrologers attempt to do just this, using eclipses and charts of nations to focus attention on where to look.

But good astrology uses a multi-layed approach. One of these layers is the application of Astro*Carto*Graphy. Created in the 70’s by the late Jim Lewis, ACG maps the apparent path of the planets across the face of the earth from the perspective of a single day, time and place, either the birthday of person or a nation, predicting events from that perspective. For instance, in a recent Astrological Society of Connecticut lecture, Ken Irving who collaborated with Lewis on his book, told us that you can reliably tell where the United States will go war. This is done by looking at where the Mars line of the sitting president falls on the map of the world.

Above you will see a map of Japan generated on the IO astrology software by my friends at Cosmic Intelligence Agency. They say of this map and of the earthquake that triggered the nuclear crisis in Japan:

Here’s the ACG for Japan for the lunar eclipse at last Capricorn Solstice ( lunar eclipse) – note the eclipse degree was 29 Gemini/Sag
For the past few days Nodes have been been triggering the eclipse degree, but so has Uranus of course. Interestingly the Moon is at 28 Gem and the DSC at 0 Cancer in the chart for the restoration of independence of Japan after WW2 (from the US), and the transits to that chart (which is accurately timed) are t – JU sq n -UR [transiting Jupiter square Urnaus] (within 20 mins or so) and t- UR sq n- AS [transiting Uranus square Ascendant} (within 35 mins or so). Also the chart for the Japanese Meiji constitution in 1889 is currently having t -NE sq n -NE (within 15 mins) [transiting Neptune square Neptune].

But even more plainly and visually in the map above you see the epicenter for the earthquake sits exactly on the Uranus line for that eclipse. You can see also that Fukushima, marked by a star on the map, is nestled between the line of Jupiter and the line of Mars. Uranus+Jupiter+Mars equals explosions in anyone’s astrological lexicon.

The good Lord knows the people of Japan are suffering from the catastrophic effects of the massive earthquake, and this nuclear crisis only eclipses that suffering.

If you are moved to make a donation to relief efforts International Medical Corps is organizing a response right now for Japan.

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