Full Moon May 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm pdt
Tonight's full moon occurs at 5:55 degrees Scorpio in the nakshatra of Anuradha. In Western folklore, this Moon is called the Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon, and the Milk Moon. There is a sweet resonance in Vedic astrology as the symbol for the nakshatra Anuradha is the lotus flower. A lotus starts as a small bud in the muck and mire deep at the bottom of a pond and slowly grows upward towards the light. Once it surfaces the lotus begins to blossom into an extraordinary flower. In the Vedic tradition, this growth from the dark to light reflects the soul's ability to blossom in the midst of the heaviness of life in the physical plane. Anuradha is known as the Star of Success and gives radhana shakti, the power of worship. The deity associated with Anuradha is the Sun God Mitra, the God of friendship and cooperation. Anuradha's success is attained through group work rather than individual achievement.
Although this nakshatra may give some good results, the Moon is debilitated in Scorpio and issues of anger, control, and jealousy may bubble to the surface as well. For example, President Obama was described by the Huffington Post as defensive and somewhat testy at today's press conference regarding the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The Moon also rules the public, and in this case the public has showed a growing frustration and anger towards the oil companies and the response of the current administration likening it to Bush's Katrina fiasco.
Under the light of today's full moon, President Barack Obama announced that that his administration, not oil giant BP, was calling the shots in responding to the worst oil spill in the nation's history. "I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down," Obama declared at an Oil Spill Press Conference at the White House.
This full moon occurs withing four degrees of the rising sign in the event chart for the BP Oil Spill. Thus the light of this full moon has begun to illuminate some of the hidden causes and factors that may have triggered this environmental disaster, as well as the responsible parties and failed plans to plug the hole. The Vedic astrology event chart for the initial explosion at 10 pm gives a Scorpio rising, thus making Mars the chart ruler placed at 14:43 degrees Cancer. Mars's transit through Cancer, it sign of debilitation, has destabilized and deflated those things it rules such as the real estate market, war, will power, courage and metals, like drills. Red is the color associated with Mars, and this oil spill has not produced the typical black tarry type of crude, instead it has a rusty red sheen. Some have suggested that there might be iron compounds in this oil. Iron is the metal associated with the red planet. Mars is most debilitated at 28 degrees Cancer, and its negative effects compound in these later degrees as they are transitioning from water to fire, called Gandanta. During this past week Mars has been in a sensitive Gandanta state as it transitions from water to fire.
Gandanta is traditionally described as an inauspicious position causing misery to the area of influence of the planet. In Sanskrit Gand means knot, or node, and anta means end, in particular the last 3 degrees of a water sign, and first three degrees of a fire sign -- at the three distinct junctions of Pisces (Revati)- Aries (Aswini), Cancer (Ashlesha)- Leo (Magha), and Scorpio (Jyeshta)- Sagittarius (Mula). In this case, the planet Mars which rules metal and machinery, especially machinery that penetrates like oil drills, is weakened (literally) in the water sign of Cancer. When planets are placed in these positions, they take on a special power to unravel the knot of karma and move on to the next level. If a planets falls in the last three degrees of water sign, it is completing an old cycle; if it falls in the first three degree of a fire sign is beginning a new cycle. During this full moon, Mars has just slipped into the friendly sign of Leo which may indicate a new cycle of healing for this underwater mess.
BP's next attempt to stop the oil leak will involve a maneuver called "top kill" in which 50,000 barrels of drilling mud will be pumped into the leak to slow it down. If successful they will then seal it with cement. This morning BP announced that it had suspended its "top kill" attempt at plugging the well on Wednesday while Mars was still in Cancer because too much of the drilling fluids were escaping. It resumed pumping fluids into the well tonight as Mars travels further into Leo. Officials said it could be late Friday or the weekend before the company knows if the "top kill" has cut off the oil that has been flowing for five weeks. Mars will be Gandanta until next Wednesday or Thursday which indicates that the current "top kill" method to plug the hole may indeed take some time.
Other astrological factors in the Event Chart for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
With so many unanswered questions surrounding what is really going on in the Gulf of Mexico, I thought it would be intriguing to look at the Horary chart, called Prashna in Vedic Astrology, to see if it might shed some additional light or meaning on this environmental catastrophe. Both Eastern and Western astrologers use a Horary chart that is created for the date, time and place of a particular event. Usually the rising sign and its ruler are assessed to gain insight into influences surrounding the event and an outlook for possible developments stemming from that event.
As I mentioned above, the initial explosion occurred around 10 pm edt on April 20, 2010 which had the constellation of Scorpio rising in the East in the nakshatra of Anuradha. A debiliated Mars in Cancer was placed in the fortunate 9th house, in one of the most auspicous nakshatras Pushya, meaning the "nourisher" and sometimes translated as "flower". It is intriguing that both the rising sign and its chart ruler are symbolized by flowers. What good could possibly come out of this environmental disaster? Perhaps we will finally look revolutionary methods of cleaning oil spill with "flowers" like "fungal flowers" such as the mushrooms as suggested by Paul Stamet in this article (click here) and video below.
Another clue may be revealed when we look at the planet that rules oil, Neptune. Traditionally Vedic astrologers do not consider the outer planets, but in this case there are intriguing energies that are connected to this mysterious outer planet and the oil spill. In a previous post I discussed a rare parivartana yoga or mutual exchange occurring between the two gas giants Neptune and Uranus. In Vedic astrology a parivartana yoga is a special relationship and union of energies. It indicates that each planet takes on strengths and characteristics of the other. During the initial mutual exchange of Neptune and Uranus in 2009, we certainly witnessed many strange (Neptune) and sudden (Uranus) events that revealed truths like a fog lifting in sunlight. New stories were multi-dimensional, with layers of truth, illusion (Neptune), and dissent (Uranus) woven through them, like the worldwide hype over the H1N1 virus and vaccine; the debate over public health care; the discovery of exo-planets orbiting distant stars; the politics of the disclosure movement; and the recurring alien memes infiltrating the media, film and even the Vatican. On the day of the BP oil rig explosion this mutual exchange was exact at 4 degrees and Jupiter was traveling in the same Aquarian constellation as Neptune which expanded its influence even further.
The last time a mutual exchange occurred between these two gas giants was in 1846, when Neptune was first discovered synchronistically at the same time as oil. I have been wondering if this current parivartana yoga is a signal that the world is finally in the "last hours of ancient sunlight" as our oil reserves having been voraciously consumed by the industrial revolution. Could the catastrophic BP Oil Spill lead to a flowering of new Aquarian consciousness of developing clean sources of energy for the future? It is clear we must unite and come up with some revolutionary changes if we want to continue inhabiting planet earth.
And a little more for my conspiracy minded friends:
On April 20, 2010 an explosion caused a fire on the Deepsea Horizon Oil Rig that killed 11 people and injured 17 others.
This sentence alone provides fodder for anyone familiar with Illuminati and Masonic symbolism. April 20th is a date associated with many past terrorist acts (Hitler's birthday, Oklahoma bombing, Wako Texas Massacre, Columbine shootings etc); and 11, 13, 17, and 33 are masonic numbers that show up over and over again in the media and signal that a ritual has taken place.
Two days later on April 22nd the rig sank to the bottom of the sea floor at 1,300 feet leaving a gusher from the deepest drilled oil well in history: 35,050 (3+5+0+5+0=13).
As I mentioned above, the rising sign of the Prashna chart is Scorpio in the 17th nakshtra Anuradha.
According to Vedic astrologer Prash Trivedi the number 17 is usually seen as a bringer of celestial waters down to the earth plane. Anuradha is the 17th nakshatra which presides over numerology and is known as the decoder of the secrets of the universe. 17's magic goes back to ancient mystery cults of Egypt and some believe it is used to trigger the subconscious mind and ready it for download. As the rising sign occurs in the 17th nakshatra, this might indicate the event is indeed a release of cosmic information to the earth. In tarot, the 17th major arcana card is the Star card which depicts the waterbear Aquarius pouring waters to humanity.
Moreover, Anurada contains three stars in the body of Scorpio near the star Alpha Centauri. As I discussed in a previous post, Alpha Centauri is the closest star to our solar system, and as such is the focus of a lot of recent astronomical research for an earth-like planet, and the fictional location of Pandora in James Cameron's Avatar. It has shown up in other event charts of unusual phenomenon like the Norway Spiral.
The Deepsea Horizon Oil Rig was designed by R & B Falcon (soulful Horus?).
The name of the project of this particular oil well was the Macondo Prospect. Mancondo is a fictional town described in Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. In this book the fictional Mancondo grows from a tiny settlement with almost no contact with the outside world, to eventually become a large and thriving place, before a banana plantation is set up. The establishment of the banana plantation lead to Macondo's downfall, followed by a gigantic windstorm that wipes it from the map. A dominant theme in One Hundred Years of Solitude is the inevitable and inescapable repetition of history in Macondo. The fate of Macondo is both doomed and predetermined from its very existence. Sound Familar?
Other Projects drilled by this particular Deepsea Horizon rig were the Atlantis and Thunderhorse Oil Fields.
And now some reports are coming out that there may be other leaks 6 miles away.
Could something else being going on deep on the ocean floor? Let's not forget that just days before the oil rig explosion occurred in the Gulf, Eyjafjallajökull erupted in Iceland and created an ash cloud that led to the closure of most of Europe's IFR airspace.
Some geologists like Jack M. Reed believes the origin of the earthquakes lies beneath the Gulf of Mexico. This retired Texaco geologist-geophysicist who has been studying the region's geology for over 40 years, says the accepted theory of a quiet geologic evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Basin is fundamentally flawed and needs to be revised. According to him, the Gulf was and is tectonically active -- and it is the likely origin for not only the New Madrid seismic activity, but also for the Middleton Place-Summerville seismic zone near Charleston, S.C. There has been a lot of unusual seismic activity in places like Oklahoma over the past few years, and during the past week lots of little shakes were felt in Arkansas and Tennessee as well. There have also been reports that oilfields in Oklahoma have had an increase in methane release suggesting the oil reserves may run deep along tectonic lines?
Are there are underwater volcanos in the Gulf of Mexico, and could we have drilled into one? Or are volcanos starting to come to life as we approach the 2012 and its predicted earth changes?
And check out this excellent and frightening interview with Jay Weidner on what might be going on deep on the sea floor.
What else could be going on? Interdimensional experiments? Or digging for gold and minerals? See Thomas Gold on the Deep Biosphere and theories on abiotic oil.
PS. Special thanks to Andre Heath of The Alien Project for keeping me and many others up to date on current press releases about the Oil Spill and other big events.
UPDATE: Top Kill Failed
San Andreas-Like Fault Found in Eastern U.S.
The fault stretches from N.Y. to Alabama and could cause an earthquake with the right mix of conditions.
Nukes to stop the oil gusher.
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