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Solar Explosion Disrupts Earth Activities

A huge solar explosion is in the news.

April had barely started when there was a massive solar explosion.

It was triggered amid increasing sunspot activity on the face of the Sun.

And it sent a big magnetic disruption hurtling toward Earth.

A Quiet Year So Far

This big event is big news.

All solar flares are in important, of course. And this solar explosion is particularly dramatic.

But it’s also a sharp contrast to what we’ve been seeing on the Sun so far this year.

The truth is, 2017 has been an unusual year for sunspot activity.

What’s been unusual, however, has been the general lack of sunspots overall.

Its been a very quiet year on the Sun so far. There haven’t been very many sunspots or major solar explosions.

Until now, that is.

A Solar Explosion With Little Warning

“Suddenly,” says NASA, “solar flare activity is high.  With little warning, sunspot AR2644 started exploding yesterday, producing an M4.4-class flare on April 1st followed by an even stronger M5-class flare on April 2nd.”

Solar Explosion CME April 1, 2017
In a huge solar explosion, there was a significant coronal mass ejection (CME) on April 1st.

The event took place against a backdrop of fresh sunspot activity. Solar storms are passing across the face of the Sun’s disc.

Sunspot activity

As seen through a telescope from this perspective, sunspots are interesting to observe.

But they look like minor blemishes compared with the overall size of the solar disc. That makes it easy to overlook their real importance.

The fact is, however, that sunspots are an indication of extremely powerful cosmic activity. It may seem to be relatively inconsequential from one perspective. But if you observe solar disturbances with different tools, you get a different picture altogether.

solar explosion UV emissions
Ultraviolet emissions from the solar explosion on April 1, 2017.

For example, you can go beyond the spectrum of visible light. The big solar explosion created ultraviolet shock waves. Their sheer intensity is one of the things that has caught the attention of earth-bound astronomers.

What Difference Does A Solar Explosion Make?

While it’s fascinating to observe all this action on the Sun, we obviously want to know about its impact on Earth.

The big solar flares on April 1 and 2 have already had an effect on earthly radio communications. That’s because they mess with the Earth’s ionosphere in a pretty big way.

Radio Blackout Zone from solar explosion
This map shows the intense zone of radio communications blackout over the Indian Ocean following the big solar explosion on April 2, 2017.

The April 1 event knocked out shortwave reception over most of the Pacific Ocean, including the coast of California. The solar explosion that followed shortly after that earlier today had a similar effect over the Indian Ocean.

Fundamentally, these disruptions have a potential ripple effect. They can impact communications and commerce. That in turn can create a noticeable effect in the markets.

That’s why they’re interesting to us as astro-traders.

And, as astro-traders, it’s instructive to look at the horoscope associated with this event.

solar explosion 90-degree dial
Heliocentric 90-Degree Dial for the Solar Explosion on April 1, 2017.

In this case, we’re using a heliocentric chart. After all, we’re interested in the action that’s taking place on the Sun.

When we look at the horoscope for the April 1 solar explosion on the 90-degree dial, we can see some of its broader potential implications. Our pointer on the dial is aimed at Earth’s position.

Inside The Midpoints

There are some powerful and intriguing activations here.

To start with, there’s an emphasis on the Neptune/Poseidon midpoint.

This literally indicates an unusual refraction of light. It’s thus appropriate for a solar flare event. But it also emphasizes potential misrepresentation, lying, and deception.

The Chiron/Vulcanus midpoint activation indicates the likelihood of sudden powerful disruptions. They can create problematic or inconvenient circumstances.

To a certain extent, we’ve already seen that happening with the big radio blackouts.

The Aries/Uranus midpoint alignment is pretty straightforward.

This event can have a sudden shocking impact on the entire planet.

And finally, the Hades/Zeus activation is fascinating.

It suggests idleness and vice. It’s a lack of purposeful activity.

And strangely enough, it’s associated with “a lack of coal.”

Wonder what that’s about?

For more on the solar explosion and its impacts, see the NASA Spaceweather website.

Market Rally Midpoint Action

When I commented yesterday on the big market rally, I left something out.

I was focused on the impact of this week’s Uranus/Pluto waxing square on Janet Yellen’s natal horoscope.

I neglected to mention an important transiting dynamic.

A Market Rally Alignment

The Sun was square the Juipiter/Apollon midpoint as the market rally was in full swing.

My friend Bill Sarubbi (known to many as Bill Meridian, author of The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths and other essential works on astro-trading) pointed out the omission.

I’m truly grateful that he brought it to my attention.

Some years ago it was Bill, along with Charles Emerson and Gary Christen, who encouraged me to look at the Transneptunian factors like Apollon in my astrological work.

Arch Crawford also helped push me in that direction.

Even though I resisted the notion of “hypothetical planets” at first, I finally gave it a look.

I’ve been hooked ever since.

The Transneptunians can indeed add important information to our astrological interpretations. And because they are slow-moving, even generational in their influence, they’re especially useful in mundane astrology and macro-economic considerations.

Apollon is the Transneptunian factor that’s connected with global expansion, the growth of science and technology, commercial activity, and the spreading of influence far and wide.

In combination with Jupiter, it’s a classic indicator of big money. That can be expressed in individual wealth or in the capitalization of a major corporation.

It can also mean a market rally.

What Alfred Witte Said

The comments of Alfred Witte, who literally wrote the book on Transneptunian influences, certainly support the idea of a market rally getting triggered by Jupiter/Apollon action.

(You can read Witte’s remarks on the subject in this article on “What Witte Said About The Sun At The Jupiter/Apollon Midpoint”).

What’s even more interesting, though, is what we can learn by back-testing the effects of eighth-harmonic solar alignments with the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint.

This chart shows the tendency toward a market rally after this alignment. It’s based on the events that took place over the last 30 years. But it doesn’t include the Sun’s square to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint yesterday.

SunJupiterApollon Market Rally
When the Sun hits the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint, it can trigger a market rally in large-cap equities.

As you can see, the idea of the Sun in contact with the transiting Jupiter/Apollon midpoint being connected with a market rally doesn’t look too bad.

A Caution About Predicting A Market Rally

Even so, it’s important not to jump to conclusions. Although the impact of the Sun’s square to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint was certainly evident in the market rally this week, it doesn’t happen all the time.

In fact, a market rally fails to materialize most of the time.

Remember that we get eight eighth-harmonic alignments of the Sun to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint each year.

While they do in fact bring stock prices up on average, we don’t see a market rally of historical proportions each time they occur.

Note as well that the average pop in the S&P after a solar contact with the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint tends to be about one-third of one percent.

That’s nothing like the market rally we’ve seen in the past couple of days!