Moments before the Sun ingressed Gemini Monday, a two-mile-wide tornado cut through Oklahoma mowing down homes and schools, ending its approximately one-hour trip in a town called Moore. It happened within hours of the third of seven Uranus-Pluto squares, what I call the 2012-era aspect. Before I discuss this chart, I have a comment that I’ve wanted to make several times recently when I’ve been covering the seemingly endless litany of disasters that we are witnessing.
The world has been fitted with an extended nervous system that connects anyone with access to television or a cell phone to endless information — including instant contact with the pain and struggle of people many miles or continents away.
Often we see these things unfold live, or moments later on video recordings; that was the case today, as video cameras tracked the tornado’s approach to Moore, Oklahoma.
While we’ve all been gradually interconnected by radio and television since the first commercial radio broadcast in 1920, human consciousness has never experienced anything like the instant, global spread of imagery and information like we have now. What might have taken hours or days to reach people in remote areas (or even years, if ever), now we can watch live coverage of — for example, as happened today, a tornado makes its way across the landscape and eventually slams into a school. There is conflict between the ability of technology to deliver the image and its apparent inability to do something about what is happening.
Our senses were never intended to extend this far, or to perceive from this point of view — especially for those who are empaths or sensitives. They are more practical, intended to provide information about our local surroundings and the people with us in any given moment. Now we’re subject to incursion by anything that happens anywhere, and most of the time what we hear about is painful. We can watch the view from a helicopter as homes are splintered. We survey the damage instantly on live television rather than reading about it a day or two later, accompanied by a black and white photo, or seeing it on the next night’s news.
That is different than being presented with the immediacy of parents missing their children, something almost every human, especially one with kids, can feel viscerally. The benefit here is that perhaps the pain will get us to rise to the level of wanting to stop this from happening to others. The pain humanity and certain industries in particular is spreading would finally have a purpose if it actually focused anyone’s attention on why we collectively don’t want it.
Our senses were not designed for this, and neither were our emotions. If it feels like all too much, that’s because it is. I suggest you be aware of that as you watch the devastation in Oklahoma unfold; your emotional capacity was not made to be subjected to this kind of assault. You can do nothing about what you see, speaking in the sense of what is meaningful within your experience or your environment.
And we experience this more and more as these events and incidents come closer together. If you’re feeling a mix of grief and helplessness, that’s what I would say is about right, given the factors involved.
The real question is: what else can we feel, what is most useful, and what allows through the healing energy most effectively? This is am actual discussion point. Much of A Course in Miracles covers this theme — of how to get out of our own away and allow that core strength to come through.
Let’s take a brief look at this chart. The data is from a friend and someone on my disaster coverage team who was following the tornado’s movement minute by minute. She spent part of that time on the phone with a friend stationed at the Ft. Sill Air Force Base in the local region. I asked her to backtrack and document her times and accepted her work as providing data suitable to work with.
It seems like the last thing that the tornado did was strike Plaza Towers Elementary School. From what I can piece together, the tornado roped out four minutes after hitting the last school. Yet it continued on after that. My client in Oklahoma City wrote to me this morning, ” I had friends who had broken windows and tree damage as far northeast as Harrah. They were in their storm shelter while it went through — and it was definitely still a severe storm.”
What is striking about this chart is that the Sun is in the last arc minutes of Taurus and the ascendant is in the last arc minutes of Virgo. The Moon is moments away from rising above the horizon, which you can see with your own eyes in the chart on the left side. It’s an edgy moment when the Sun changes signs, which is exactly what’s happening in this chart. Weird things can happen, not all bad, but definitely weird — for example, the Sun was in this degree of Scorpio when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The late degree Sun, sometimes called the void-of-course Sun, seems to act like an opening through which strange things can pass.
I was not surprised to see that the rising sign was in the equivalent degree of Virgo, picking up on the Sun as if tuned exactly to its frequency.
The degree on the midheaven, at the very top of the chart, is arc minutes away from what I call the Atlantis Degree, which seemed to follow many natural and artificial disasters for years, and strung together charts that should have had no relationship to one another. [You can read that article, which was written as member content in 2011, via the link.]
I accept the possibility that these storms can be intentionally created and manipulated, however, even if that is not possible, not what happened or not what one is capable of believing, we still have a very strong likelihood that this most massive tornado ever seen is the result of global warming. These storms are all powered by atmospheric heat, which is what’s increasing steadily as the carbon levels rise.
Global warming is, in turn, the result of a kind of ecological war that has effects we see every day, and hear about in every different form.
For events like this, involving cyclonic storms, I check a point called Typhon. It’s named for the “father of all monsters,” who is also the namesake of typhoons — known to us as hurricanes. It’s a very strange minor planet, considered both a centaur and a scattered-disk object, which never made sense to me. We will have to wait a few days to sort that out; I cannot at this time tell you the length of the orbit, but we do know its position, in Libra opposite Uranus.
[Note, Tracy, who created the Serennu site, wrote to me and said Typhon has a 233.62 (i.e., almost 234) year orbit, which takes it out of the running for Plutino (Plut0-like planet) or Cubewano (classical Kuiper object). It has an elliptical orbit that clips inside the orbit of Uranus and takes it out well past Neptune, which kind of makes sense for a centaur and an SDO, so now that dual categorization makes some sense.*]
You can see that it’s making a lot of aspects — most notably being mixed up with the Uranus-Pluto square (the 2012-era aspect) and currently with the much faster moving Vesta, an asteroid that can indicate sacrifice. The Uranus-Pluto aspect was exact for the third time about three hours after the tornado struck Moore. This storm is very much a sign of the times. And those times are characterized by strange developments that result directly from what we have done to the Earth’s environment, our home ecosphere, with industrialization and technology.
*The Kuiper Belt is the region that Pluto occupies, with closer-in bodies like Pluto having elliptical orbits (the Plutinos, orbiting in approx. 250 years like Pluto), and the others having more or less circular orbits out to about 310 years, known as ‘Cubewanos’ or classical Kuiper objects. The Scattered Disk is beyond the Kuiper Belt. Centaurs tend to cross the orbits of larger planets, such as Uranus or Neptune.