Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Disaster?

My introduction to astrology came from reading Susan Seymour Hedke's site, The Galactic Center and 2012. I then read her book, The Galactic Centre 2012 and the Great Waves Coming in December, and followed her work on Facebook and Scribd. It has been quite a while since I studied Hedke's work but many of her lessons have stayed with me. Her work is geocentric, in contrast to most of the work we do here, which is heliocentric.

One thing that Hedke discovered is that near winter solstice there is a high likelihood of a large earthquake. This is because of the conjunction of the Sun with the Galactic Center, which acts like a planet. Furthermore, as the plane of our Solar System flattens out more and more with respect to the GC due to the precession of the Equinox, the GC's influence becomes greater, so in the past decade or so the correlation of earthquakes and winter solstice has become pronounced. But it is not the conjunction of the Sun with the GC alone that is responsible for the disasters - there must be additional planetary alignments in place.

I have had my eye on New Zealand this winter for a possible disaster, and with the series of large quakes that just hit Christchurch, I will try to explain why this happened there, and why Christmas or the day after may be another important time to watch.

Here is the geocentric chart for the 5.8 quake that occurred just before 2:00 pm Christchurch local time.

12/23/2011 Christchurch 5.8 Quake (Geocentric)

The Sun is just between Sagittarius and Capricorn, right at the winter solstice position. There is a lot of debate about the exact location of the GC, or at least the part of most influence since it is quite large, but it is somewhere close to this same region, and based on Hedke's work, it spans a fairly large orb in comparison to any of the planets.

Notice also that Mars is squaring the nodes of the Moon (which, although invisible, act astrologically as planets),  and that Venus is squaring Jupiter and Saturn. These aspects add stress to the Earth, increasing the likelihood of disaster. The stress is focused on the planet at the apex of the square, in this case both Mars and Venus.

Since I have spent so much time looking at heliocentric charts, I have realized that when analyzing disasters, the explanation can sometimes be found here. So let's see what this looked like for the same time.

12/23/2011 Christchurch 5.8 Quake (Heliocentric)

The heliocentric chart shows Uranus squaring Pluto (and the GC) and Earth. Here is more stress.

Now, why New Zealand? The location of disasters is much easier to explain after-the-fact than to predict. In this case we can blame Mars.

Here is a chart I saved from Hedke's site which has since been removed.

At the time she posted the chart, she was explaining the cause of Iceland's 2010 volcanic eruption. Notice that each region on Earth is associated with 2 Zodiac signs (sometimes the same sign repeated). One of them for latitude, and the other for longitude. New Zealand is in the Virgo-Virgo zone - right where Mars is in the geocentric chart. (The geocentric chart must be used for this.)

Another way to determine location is as follows:
For latitude:
  • Begin at the bottom of the chart, between Gemini and Pisces. This point represents the Equator, or 0° latitude.
  • Moving clockwise, each tick is 0.5° North. So the point between Taurus and Gemini is 15° North, and so on, until you reach the top, which is the North Pole.
  • Moving counter-clockwise in the same way gives the Southern latitudes, until you reach the top which is the South Pole.
For longitude:
  • Begin at 0° Aries. This represents 0° longitude.
  • Moving clockwise, each tick is 1° West until you reach the point between Libra and Virgo, which is 180° West at the International Dateline.
  • Moving counter-clockwise gives East longitudes. The point between Taurus and Gemini for example is 60° East.
Calculated this way, Mars' location on the geocentric chart corresponds to about 39° South, 168° East, not far from the Quake's epicenter, 43° South, 173° East.

But why Mars' location and not Venus'? Both planets were in high stress locations. This is one of the things that makes prediction hard - it could have been either one. And this time we were "lucky" that Mars gave both the approximate latitude and the longitude. Most times we either get one or the other, even if we're lucky, which makes the range of possibilities quite large as a prediction. To make matters worse, sometimes the Earth's location is given by the point exactly opposite the trigger planet on the chart, and sometimes it is given by one of the planets that is not the trigger. So I have stopped trying to predict locations at all, but I think it is useful to analyze them after the fact.

Now, why am I more concerned about the 25th/26th? Let's have a look at the charts.

Notice that on the geocentric chart for the 23rd above, Jupiter is in retrograde. Jupiter stops its retrograde motion and reverses on the 25th, giving a near opposition of Jupiter and Saturn.

12/25/2011 (Geocentric): Jupiter and Saturn at maximum opposition
But by now Venus has moved on so there is no "trigger" planet to relieve the stress caused by this opposition. The trigger arrives on the 26th with the Moon squaring the two large outer planets. Mars is still squaring the Moon's nodes.

12/26/2011 (Geocentric): The Moon provides the trigger
How about the heliocentric charts? On the 25th Mercury completes the square made between Pluto and the GC, Uranus and Earth.
12/25/2011 (Heliocentric)

I have noticed in the past that the moment of completion of a square like this sometimes triggers a quake. This completion occurs on the 25th, and the completed square remains through the 26th.

So for these reasons, I see the 25th-26th as potentially more dangerous than the 21st. I don't put too high a probability on this prediction as my experience with this is very limited, but it is something to watch for.

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