Moving on now to the United States chart with the Uranus Station to Retrograde… The Western, third quadrant, above-the-horizon dominance comes into play with the Uranus Rx chart for the United States, pointing to the emphasis on relationships in a very public way. I have no doubt of Jupiter as the chart ruler from its 9th house position playing a strong role here.
Ironically, as I began to look at this chart, the news mentioned the release of Chandra Levy’s accused killer. Chandra had been murdered and her body found in a park in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2001. Coincidentally, 9th house Jupiter and 8th house Venus, the latter in the same house as Chandra’s Venus, form the third house 6 Pisces 44 Resonant Blooming Undecaquartisextile while Venus remains intercepted in its conjunction to Mercury and in square to Mars in the 12th, where we look for prisons, hospitals and other institutions as well as to secrets and family skeletons. Coincidence? Who’s to say? You may have heard there is no such thing as coincidence in astrology.
It probably isn’t necessary to go further with this chart since the basics for this one are nearly identical with few exceptions–for example, the Moon’s 7th house presence conjunct the Descendant from inside the 7th in contrast to the Moon in the 6th from the 6th house side, conjunct the Descendant. For purposes of this analysis and the focus on the chart as I’m doing, it just seems of less use for me to analyze this one more fully too.
Now in the course of my working on this article over the last several days, I accidentally discovered that NASA, the federal agency known as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was created by Congress on July 29, 1958. In a way, I suppose, NASA gave me a birthday gift in its celebration by “directing” me in my search to a marvelous article written by Marcha Fox who gave me permission to upload in pdf form today: “Astrological Influences And NASA Accidents -ebook.”
Here, dear readers, I have to apologize now. From this point on, I’ve added the following on July 30, 2016 after rereading the article and realizing to my horror (Gee, thanks, Uranus! You definitely got me with the unexpected as I remember falling asleep shortly after posting the article in what I thought was its entirety the other night!), I left out the last of the article which I had intended to add before posting! It was already written.
Please, everyone, don’t hesitate to ask me where the closing you know I always have at the end of my articles is. That’s how you know I’m actually done. I can’t believe I was so exhausted, I never spotted it until about 36 hours later! How embarrassing–but thanks so much for your having apparently graciously understood!
What strikes me about the timing of the charts Marcha worked with for the three accidents all at the last week of January–from the 26th onward–to the very beginning of February, February 1. These placements would have been–in whatever year–at the 6-month mark, halfway into the Solar Return. Coincidentally, this year is NASA’s Saturn Return. Presumaably then, NASA has reached its age of wisdom, ready to mark its accomplishments as a viable agency.
I’m reminded of the little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead when I think of space exploration. The little girl will be either very very good or horrid, and so it can be with space exploration as well since the exploration can be dangerous and simultaneously rewarding.
The Deep Lagoon Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Univ. Arizona Explanation: Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds inhabit the turbulent, cosmic depths of the Lagoon Nebula. Also known as M8, The bright star forming region is about 5,000 light-years distant. But it still makes for a popular stop on telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius, toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Dominated by the telltale red emission of ionized hydrogen atoms recombining with stripped electrons, this stunning, deep view of the Lagoon’s central reaches is about 40 light-years across. Near the center of the frame, the bright hourglass shape is gas ionized and sculpted by energetic radiation and extreme stellar winds from a massive young star.
The week has been overwhelming, from the horrific tragedies that have claimed so many lives to the point that I know in my heart I’m not alone in feeling overwhelmed and drowning in all of the sorrow that has built up this summer. I trust my readers will understand my having decided to avoid the spate of events that have filled the month. As I said in the beginning of this article. it’s just not humanly possible to do justice to each of these charts, regardless of how much an astrologer would like to. That includes me.
But better that we start small, each of us lighting a candle whether in our hearts or minds or in a group gathering with others doing the same. Better that we start small by blessing those candles with love as we can make the darkness in this world less dark and brighter. Better that we use the energy of that tension today as countless nations continue to mourn those who have lost another one to the good in ways that their families and friends can envelop them with love and understanding as we continue to find ways to pave paths to peace instead of war, to love instead of hate, to unity instead of division, to embrace all in our world family instead of segregating by xenophobia and racism.