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.