Astrology Chart for Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket explosion

October 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Posted in 2014, Astrology, BadDays, Events | 2 Comments
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Here is the Astrology Chart for Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket explosion.  We have used 6:22 PM EDT based on this article at CNN and this article at CS Monitor.  (Our Atlas does not contain Wallops Island, VA, so we used nearby Temperanceville, VA.)

Orbital Sciences Corps Antares rocket (Beginners)

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We note that Moon is besieged by Mars/Pluto and close to the midpoint of Mars/Pluto.  Otherwise, the chart is curiously unremarkable (how oddly similar in that sense to the Marysville Shootings chart).  We note that, except for the Moon, the planets of this chart (the rocket explosion) in the sixth house are essentially opposite themselves in the twelfth house of the Marysville chart.  (This implies that they are astrologically connected, but how?)

Moon / Pluto are in an intercepted ninth house, Mars in the eighth (death), and Uranus (explosions) in the twelfth.  Pisces / Virgo is intercepted (with Chiron/Neptune contained within Pisces).

Exactly what led to this explosion is not clear.  But the chart does tend to indicate that things could have been MUCH worse had the launch been later (after 7 PM is particularly bad).  So close to the Eclipse / Mercury Direct Station of a few days ago, we can interpret that somehow this event was “overdue.”  (Perhaps this is true because of the source of the engines.)  Still, we interpret this chart as an event that could have been far worse.  (We applaud whoever in the firm had safety checks in place that prevented any loss of life.)

The horary version of this chart is slightly more interesting.  We note that the Arabic Parts of (1) Danger or Peril and (2) Fatality are activated by asteroids.

Orbital Sciences Corps Antares rocket (Horary)

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Mars Conjunct Sun (April 2013): Explosion at West, Texas

April 18, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays, Events | 2 Comments
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As interesting as the chart is, the map is even more interesting.  Here is a Solar Maps map of the time reported for the explosion:

West Texas Explosion (Map) 4-18-2013 11-36-34 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

Note that this same line (Mars/Sun conjunct) also passes through Dallas and Austin.  Why this location?  That is a question for someone else to answer.  But, the Mars/Sun conjunction occurred at 28 Aries on a day with no other (major) aspects.

Here is the chart:

West Texas Explosion (Chart) 4-18-2013 11-39-17 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

Of course, the last three degrees of any sign are said to be the “fated” degrees and have been discussed at length in relation to unfavorable events. Mars rules Aries and is in its home.  And, the same stellium associated with the Boston Marathon explosion a few days later is in the sixth house at this location.  (We would not expect the sixth house to be as malefic as the eighth, but apparently it was in this case.)

Groundhog Day 2013: Square Key

January 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Events, Patterns | 2 Comments
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Groundhog Day of 2013 is marked by the appearance of a Square Key:

Square Key of Feb 2, 2013 1-25-2013 10-19-04 PM

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What does this mean?  The combination of squares and inconjuncts will leave people with a feeling that they “need to act.”  The squares will not let people sit still, but the inconjuncts (quincunxes) will leave people with a sense of dissatisfaction regarding whatever they do, or do not, accomplish.

Noteworthy, also, is the Thor’s Hammer (aka “God’s Fist”) that precedes this formation on February 1st.  Moon is at apex of the Thors Hammer while Jupiter and Chiron are on each leg.

Thors Hammer Feb 1 2013 1-26-2013 5-50-59 AM

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The Thor’s Hammer may produce rash action (if not an explosion).  The Square Key will color the reactions which will likely be ineffective or misguided.

Update: After the fact events:

Full Moon of May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010 at 11:10 am | Posted in Astrology, Lunations, Predictions, Weekends | Comments Off on Full Moon of May 27, 2010
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This Full Moon comes as a powerful punctuation mark in a rare series of powerful patterns.  Interpretations of these patterns vary widely.  Probably because the are so rare they are difficult for the astrological community to form a consensus.  Some claim they are disruptive (they have been), and others claim opportunity.  Whichever set of advice that you follow, these patterns will tend to produce clear winners and losers.  And, in some cases, they will produce lose-lose situations where nobody benefits.

To paraphrase what has been described as “an old Chinese curse,” we are living in “interesting times.”  (See, also, this link.)

Here is the basic chart along with a few variations:

For those who like more details

In addition to the required Sun-Moon opposition, a number of other oppositions are occurring.  Jupiter and Uranus are “near” each other (most would say conjunct) and both oppose Saturn.  Uranus enters Aries about an hour and a half later.  Since Uranus has an 84 year orbit, it is clearly on the cusp, and even a slight error in calculation could mean it has entered Aries.  Regardless, this entry heralds (more) explosions, accidents, and revolutions (of all kinds, including but not limited to political).

Both Saturn and Uranus are also making stations.  This means they are almost “standing still” currently.  Saturn turns direct on Sunday, and Uranus turns direct on Monday.  Frankly, for the financial markets, this probably means “you ain’t seen nuttin’ yet.”  That is, an even more profound downturn could happen Monday or sometime early that week.

A large number of Arabic Parts are activated, you may explore these in the next version of the chart:

For those interested in Cosmobiology, here are the Midpoint Trees, followed by Modulus Sort Strips:

Modulus Sort Strips:

Mercury Retrograde April 2010 and Focused Yod

April 17, 2010 at 10:53 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions, Weekends | Comments Off on Mercury Retrograde April 2010 and Focused Yod
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This Retrograde Station seems to be keeping in the times of earthquakes, airliner crashes, and mine explosions. The Algol Moon of the Spring Equinox seems to have indicated this as well. We see, with this station, a Focused Yod that last several days, through April 19th, a Double Yod Key the hour before the exact moment of the station, and a Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) the hour after the exact moment.

From a personal perspective, this is likely to be a difficult weekend in which old dramas are rehashed and tensions increase as accidents occur.  As is always true at this time of year, tragic accidents with teens or college students are almost certain to happen.  Please make extra efforts to keep you and yours safe.

Mercury Retrograde in General

Mercury Retrograde has a bad reputation, and it deserves it. It is associated with communications and transportations problems that bring us to a halt or even make us move backward. This particular retrograde lasts until May 11th of this year. That is a little long for a Mercury Retrograde.

Previously this year we had a Mecury Retrograde that started in December of 2009 and concluded January 15th. We will have two more this year: (1) August 20th until September 12th and (2) December 10th until December 29th.

Mercury Retrograde does have uses. The core issue in MR is double checking everything or suffer the consequences. Earthquakes reveal shoddy construction where what was needed was not what was done. Mine explosions elucidate shortcuts in safety that caused lost lives. Airplane crashes likely show similar factors.

Thursday, about 48 hours ago, this astrologer saw a five car pileup on North Central Expressway (NCX) here in Dallas (aka DFW or “the Metroplex”). Transportation (and communication) especially suffers from events such as tailgating in this period.

Besides highlighting what needs to be done, MR also is a period where efforts to retrieve that which was lost may be successful. Frozen projects may be thawed. Items lost in the closet, shed, or garage may be found. This is a very good time to clean and organize and profit from those efforts.

Here is the chart for this MR, followed by specific charts and analysis for the Focused Yod (this is about making crucial decisions).

Noteworthy are the highly active midpoint trees for Saturn (authority), Uranus (accidents, explosions, earthquakes, etc.)  and Chiron (the need to teaching and healing).


The Focused Yod

The Focused Yod of this period, which lasts for several days, is likely the most important pattern.  This is a period of crucial decision making.  Mercury Retrograde here says the we must take the time to slow down and do things write.  Familiar with the old saying “there is never enough time to do things right but always enough time to do things over”?  Here, we are having to do things over.  And, if we do not get it right this time, we will probably revisit again, and again.  The next to “opportunities” to get it right are late August and mid December.  Probably best to get it right, now.

This Focused Yod has Saturn (authority) in one of many of a series of oppositions to Uranus.  The issues here are large scale and will be revisited in years to come.  But this period, the next few days, will be seen in history as a turning point in this conflict between old authority and new revolutionary (but sometimes a bit “nuts”) ideas.  Neptune and Chiron suggest insights blended with confusion on one side of the decisions.  The Sun, which is management and authority (neither new nor old) is on the other side.  Traditionally, that which is today represented by Uranus (Prometheus) was represented by Saturn as well.  Saturn was viewed as most distant from the Sun, and “opposite” as Aquarius (Uranus) from Leo (Sun).

So, here, a “good” decision is possible that does not heal the problem.  We will all like it, but the solution will not be nearly as long lasting as the problem.  This is solution found in the Sun (one year orbit) will not last as long as the problem(s) (Saturn, 28 year orbit, opposite Uranus, 84 year orbit).  Worthy of note: the orbit of Uranus is a multiple of three of that of Saturn.  Every time Uranus returns to a particular place, Saturn has orbited three times.  In a sense, this means Uranus ultimately “wins” over Saturn.  Change is the only constant.

The other decision, Neptune and Chiron, also LOOKS good but takes us through a time of murky unclear difficulty in which insights gained will teach us what we need to know to resolve the problem in question.

In any case, we will be unhappy (quincunx, always) and look back longingly at the ‘road not taken’ during this crucial period.  Here is the chart:

Double Yod Key

Double Yod Keys are generally considered to be a new construct in astrology.  As such, they are not fully understood.  (What pattern is?)  From recent experience, DYK’s appear to indicate multiple decisions and multiple events.  DYK’s are associated with three decisions (at least).  But, also, recently, DYK’s occurred with the triple categories of events of (1) earthquakes, (2) accidents (airplane, mine, & other), and (3) explosions (mine, terrorists, etc.).  Everything comes in threes, right?  Here is the chart of the DYK just before the precise moment of the Mercury Retrograde Station:

Note that the Ascendant is one of the four points, and it is at 25 Scorpio and continues in aspect until the Ascendant enters Sadge.  Almost certainly this point of 25 Scorpio (opposite Algol at 26 Taurus) is a harbinger of additional ill-fate.

Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist)

This Retrograde Station has a Thor’s Hammer about an hour after the station.  It is yet another punctuation mark that the earthquakes, accidents, and explosions may not be over yet.  They could easily continue as Sun, Mercury, and Venus move past Algol (through May).  Here is the chart.

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