In my last article I presented a horary chart about the timing of the next big Quake in California. In this article I would like to explore some mundane charts to see how probable a major earthquake, from an astrological standpoint, might be for the second Quarter of 2009 with especial attention to the end of May 2009. We can use these charts to examine whether there are any critical times during this period. The charts we will use are the solar eclipse chart of Jan. 26, which has already been presented and the solar Aries ingress chart. To keep this article simple I will only show these two charts, although the interested reader should also examine the lunation charts for this period. To make the notation of aspects simpler the following two abbreviations will be used; SEcl. for solar eclipse and SIng. For solar ingress.
A similarity between the 2009 SEcl. chart and that of 1906 has already been noted. That the IC is so prominent is I think significant. We could say that the probability of increased earthquake is given. But other testimonies are required. In charts of this sort we want to see how Mercury is placed and the aspects he makes. We also want to see what the Moon is doing. Here not only is her longitude important but also her declination and relation to the earth. I will be pointing out times where she is perigee, closest to the Earth and also when she reaches her declination limits, farthest north or south.
The first thing we notice is that the SIng. Asc. is conjunct the SEcl. IC. This means it is also conjunct Jupiter and Sun/Moon SEcl. The ingress Moon is in wide opposition to SEcl. Mars/Mercury. It should also be noted that the Moon was at its declination limit of 28S52 on March 18 and on the SIng. is at 23S46. Ingress Mercury, which we have noted as the earthquake planet, is also very active. It is separating from opposition to SEcl Saturn and applying to opposition conjunction to SEcl. Uranus (20 Pisces). SIng. Mercury is also parallel to SIng. Uranus (2 deg) and contraparallel to SIng. Saturn. What does this mean? The period after the solar ingress is indeed a time where increased earthquake activity may be expected. And if we jump to the end of May, as discussed in the article on the horary chart? Around the 26th of May Mercury is retrograde and conjunct the IC (23Taurus) of the Ingress chart. Mercury is very slow in motion at this point. In addition, on the 26th at 3:45 am the Moon is perigee (closest to the earth) and also at its highest northern declination (26 deg 22). Now this is also very close to the fixed star Algol (26 Taurus) which is a notoriously evil fixed star. Algol also happens to be on the 8th house cusp of the solar eclipse chart (24 Taurus). These are not good testimonies. So it would seem that especially at the end of May 2009, while Mercury is still retrograde and coming to station that there is indeed some danger. That the Moon is also so close to the earth at this time also increases the possibility of seismic activity.
There are sure to be readers who are well versed in astrometeorology (which includes earthquakes). I would appreciate a second or third opinion!