for March 5, 2001
strongest earthquake to hit the Pacific Northwest since 1949 struck last
Wednesday at 10:54 am, with the epicenter at Shelton, Washington. The
6.8 magnitude quake caused billions of dollars in damage, but created more excitement
than alarm since it was centered 32 miles below the Earth's surface.
recent earthquake can be astrologically compared to the megathrust earthquake*
of January 26, 1700 (9:00 pm at 126W00 49N30) which was the largest known
earthquake to hit the Northwest region. Megathrust earthquakes are produced
by a sudden slip between a subducting and overriding tectonic plate, and
are the world's rarest and most massive earthquakes. The 1700 megathrust
quake measured about 9.0 in magnitude and created a tsunami that swept
across the Pacific Ocean to strike Japan, a timed event recorded by Japanese
the theory that a region's earthquakes are reactions to the megathrust
earthquake as the fault lines settle and shift over the years, the megathrust
earthquake can be used as a foundation horoscope and forecasting tool.
The major planetary dynamics during this original event establish markers
for future events.
1700 megathrust earthquake features an explosive t-square formation between
the Sun in Aquarius, Mars in Scorpio and Pluto in Leo. Then, the Sun's
precise quincunx to erratic Uranus makes the entire t-square highly unstable,
capable of discharging suddenly. Any outer planet activation of these
degree zones could trigger a significant event. At the moment of last
week's quake, transiting Neptune was exactly conjunct the 1700 Sun.
researchers will find that the most spectacular geological events in the
Northwest, including the quakes of April 13, 1949, April 29, 1965 and
the eruption of Mt. St. Helens on May 18, 1980 all show strong links to
the 1700 horoscope, especially to Saturn's position.
Destroy Sacred Buddhas
week, the Taliban religious militia began destroying ancient Buddhist
relics, including the world's largest standing Buddha and 6,000 artifacts
in the Kabul Museum. Religious, political and cultural leaders from around
the world pleaded to save the priceless treasures, but were ignored.
supreme commander Mullah Mohammad Omar issued the destruction order to
conform to a strict Islamic law banning graven images of people or animals.
Omar (reportedly born in 1962, but date unknown) was chosen to be the
Taliban's supreme commander by the Islamic clergy on April 3, 1996. A
horoscope drawn for this date (set for noon in Kabul) describes his reign
of terror over Afghanistan.
Sun in Aries and conjunct Mars perfectly describes the aggressive, militaristic
tenor of his leadership. Then, the Sun squares religious Jupiter in strict
Capricorn and confers the religious fundamentalism associated with the
Taliban movement. Venus in the last degree of Taurus is both beautiful
and in a desperate situation, made all the more critical by the
opposition to destructive, oppressive Pluto. Venus here describes the humiliating
edicts that the Taliban women must follow, as well as the national art
treasures now being destroyed.
Mars line (from his Astro*Carto*Graphy map) runs right through the middle
of Afghanistan. Soon, transiting Saturn will square his Mars, and we might
expect some concerted action against the Taliban. Supreme commander Omar
not only provides a sanctuary for Osama bin Laden, but also 72 percent
of the world's heroin supply.
across the nation taunted contestant Michael Skupin for getting burned
in last Thursday's Survivor II episode. Skupin accidentally
fell into the fire and severely scorched his hands. His squeals of pain
were oddly reminiscent of the pig he had killed in an earlier episode,
and he had to be airlifted away from the Australian Outback.
Skupin was born an innovative, independent Aquarius (January 29, 1962
in White Lake, Michigan; time unknown) with four other planets in this
sign to accent its qualities. The Sun conjunct ambitious Saturn leads
naturally to his profession as a software executive. The Sun is also conjunct
Venus and Jupiter, a clear indicator for attracting wealth and success.
Moon in Scorpio, and the sharp quincunx (150 degree aspect) between the
Sun-Venus and Pluto give him the survivor's instinct. These placements
carry both a lust for power and the paranoia that fears unseen enemies—the
critical psychological elements necessary to win the Survivor
game. Many viewers were certain that Skupin would go all the way.
Aquarius planets are all squared by Neptune, adding a dimension of unreality
to his character. The bizarre smearing of pig's blood across his face
offended many animal rights activists, but inspired his fellow tribe members
to ruthless competition. Astrologers may study this case, remembering
that he was born only a week before the Great Alignment in Aquarius.
WolfStar is a professional
astrologer and writer living in Oregon. He writes regularly for
Dell Horoscope and American Astrology.
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