“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.