Monday, December 27, 2010

East Coast Holiday Blizzard 2010

This is an easy one everyone. There is a solar eclipse on January 4, 2011 at 14° Capricorn. As those who study astrology know, major events often happen on the days of the eclipses. Other predictive techniques have to do with planetary triggers to the eclipse degree by hard aspect, particularly the planets Mars, the Sun and the Nodes. As the storm raged its way up the coast on December 26, 27 and 28 Mars was at 14° Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation, triggering the upcoming solar eclipse. While Mars can be considered the biggest culprit to triggering the blizzard also heightening and magnifying the rage of this storm, accompanied by extremely high winds, thunder and lightning, rare for a winter snow storm, are the conjunctions of Jupiter and Uranus at 26° Pisces and Neptune and Chiron at 27° Aquarius. The temperature is predicted to get up to 50° for New Years Day but let’s see what further occurs on January 4 on the day of the eclipse. Lest we forget, Saturn is also hovering near the eclipse degree squaring it at 16° Libra another major factor figuring in the intensity of this storm. Saturn rules the cold winter signs of Capricorn and Aquarius and is sojourning in the sign of its exaltation. And finally, last but not least, we are in midst of a Mercury retrograde which does no one any favors for helping to make commuting by air, rail or car easy! All these factors coming together have helped to make this a storm for the record books. For those who love snow – ENJOY!

Joseph Addeo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Earthquake off the Coast of Southampton, NY

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 10:45 am 80 miles southeast of Southampton, NY, 4.1 miles deep in the Atlantic Ocean – New York experienced its biggest earthquake in 18 years. Now in the grand scheme of things this 3.9 magnitude quake was barely noticed but I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the chart. 3° Aquarius rises in the chart and Uranus the chart ruler is in the 2nd house. Uranus is the planet of shocks, breaks, unexpected events and it rules earthquakes. It is placed in the very grounded and secure Taurean 2nd house associated with the land and the earth. Often we see an angular Uranus in a disastrous earthquake as is the case of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake which is conjunct the MC and the San Francisco earthquake of 1989 when Uranus was the highest planet in the chart in the 10th. In both those charts Uranus is placed in the earth sign Capricorn. Something about the symbolism of the New York quake is more hidden with Uranus being tucked away deep in the succedent 2nd house. Another interesting fact is that Mercury at 29° Sagittarius is triggering the upcoming lunar eclipse on December 21 at 29° Gemini. Mercury rules small things (this was a rather small quake) and it is placed in the succedent 11th house which is associated with Uranus and the sign Aquarius. Let’s see what occurs when Mars transits 29° Sagittarius on 12/7/10, Jupiter transits 29° Pisces on 1/19/11 just two weeks after a solar eclipse in the earth sign of Capricorn and Uranus transits 29° Pisces on 2/28/11. Chances are nothing will happen but it is noteworthy to observe and track.

Joseph Addeo