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Cyclone Pam & Uranus-Pluto Power

Uranus is all about surprises.

A surprise birthday party.

An unexpected presentation of an engagement ring.

An unanticipated encounter with a long-lost friend who shows up uninvited at an exclusive social event.

All of those things are the kind of surprises we like.

But sometimes Uranus gets nasty.

It can bring surprising catastrophes, lightning storms, high winds, rapidly escalating conflicts, and times of social strife.

That’s especially true when Uranus joins forces with Pluto, which is exactly what’s been going on for the past three years.

The current series of seven waxing Uranus/Pluto squares, which began in 2012, is coming to an end on March 16, with the final installment in the series of alignments.

And it’s already bringing more than its share of unpleasant surprises.

Cyclone Pam Smashes Vanuatu

Just ask the good folks in Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.

The final Uranus/Pluto waxing square started shaking things up there less than 48 hours ago, as the most powerful storm system ever recorded in the region hammered the Pacific islands.

Tropical Cyclone Pam, packing sustained winds of over 250 kilometers per hour, with gusts of over 300 kilometers per hour, has left what relief workers are calling “unbelievable destruction” in Port Vila, the capitol of Vanuatu, with more than 90 percent of the structures there damaged in some way.

The South Pacific Meets Cyclone Pam and Friends

And Tropical Cyclone Pam is just the leader of the pack.

In addition to Pam, Tropical Cyclones Bavi, Olwyn, and Nathan are simultaneously clobbering the South Pacific, sending shock waves through northern Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and lands beyond.

While at least 8 deaths have been reported and there’s already a tremendous strain on communications, transportation, and relief efforts, what’s abundantly clear about Cyclone Pam is the true power of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square series.

That’s a force that I analysed in depth in my monograph on The Uranus/Pluto Waxing Square 202-2015, but Vanuatu makes it clear that we need to consider this powerful and stressful alignment from a different perspective.

While the physical devastation and impact on human life is considerable, this event also has significance in the world of international finance. Vanuatu is a popular tax haven and the island nation has no income tax, capital gains tax, withholding tax, inheritance tax, or exchange control.

Cyclone Pam Uranus Pluto
Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu as the final waxing Uranus/Pluto square was just coming into focus.

The country’s horoscope suggests its high vulnerability to the power of the final Uranus/Pluto waxing square

Transiting Uranus not only squares transiting Pluto; it also forms an opposition to the country’s natal Pluto.

The alignment of transiting Uranus and transiting Pluto directly activates the Moon and Hades in the national horoscope for Vanuatu, suggesting sudden impoverishment of the general population.

The activation of the Vanuatu Sun/Saturn midpoint indicates sudden separations and the loss of important connections with the elderly.

Watching Cyclone Pam

We will of course be keeping on top of the news from Cyclone Pam as it unfolds. The mainstream media won’t be paying much attention to the Uranus/Pluto waxing square, of course.

But at least some of us will have an idea about what’s really gonig on.

 

Radio Silence – NASA or NASDAQ?

NASA always does a great job of keeping us up to speed on the action in the solar system.

The charts and graphs the agency shares on its spaceweather.com website are enlightening.

The photos are spectacular.

And the stuff from NASA isn’t just about what’s going on in space.

It’s about the impact of solar system events on life here on Earth as well.

Funny thing about that.

It used to be that only astrologers thought that the action in space makes an impact on human affairs.

Astrologers used to get ridiculed for that crazy idea.

But now the astronomers who work with NASA, the guys and gals peering through the telescopes into the night sky, have figured it out as well!

Good for them!

NASA Shows Us The Solar Action

Of course the astronomers may or may not recognize the fact that they’re getting a little closer to astrology every day.

Either way, it’s important for us as astrologers – and as astro-traders, too – to pay attention to the information coming out of NASA.

Like this photograph the agency released earlier today:

 

NASA solar flare photo 20DEC2014
This NASA photograph shows the solar flare from a big sunspot eruption on December 20, 2014.

This is an image of sunspot AR2242 erupting at 00:27 UT on Saturday, December 20,

A Heliocentric-Uranian Blend?

If you were clocking things astrologically then, you might have noted that this took place just a few hours after heliocentric Venus entered Aquarius.

It was also just a few hours before an exact 120-degree alignment between heliocentric Mars and heliocentric Poseidon. (That’s for those of you who dare mix Uranian and heliocentric techniques!)

But as NASA knows, the real action was on the Sun – and on the Earth as well.

The eruption of sunspot AR2242 produced a massive X1.8-class solar flare. That’s the big plume of fire shooting out from the Sun at the lower-right corner of the photograph.

Feeling The Solar Impact

We’ve already felt the effects on Earth.

NASA reported that the solar flare produced an extremely high level of ultraviolet radiation which ionized a big chunk of the Earth’s upper atmosphere earlier today.

That atmospheric ionization blacked out high-frequency radio communications over Australia and much of the South Pacific when it hit.

But the effects may not stop with that period of radio silence. NASA says that there’s also the possibility that a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the same sunspot eruption could be on its way to Earth.

If that’s the case, and if the CME arrives in the next couple of days as NASA suggests, we could see more communications interference.

We could also see an impact on the markets. Key research by some of the pioneers in financial astrology revealed important correlations between sunspot cycles and the rhythms of the markets.

As astro-traders, then, we need to keep an eye on solar events like this one reported by NASA.

Even if we have a different perspective than the NASA astronomers!