Biggest Quake in 140 Years Hits Japan at magnitude 8.9; Tsunami Warning Issued for 20 Countries, including U.S. and Canada

Uranus in Pisces is certainly going out with a bang. It’s been rippling through the political spheres for weeks. Today a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck near the city of Sendai, just north of Tokyo on the northeastern coast of Japan. This is being called the most powerful quake to strike Japan in 140 years. A debris-filled wall of water as high as 30 feet has washed over some cities and farmland.

Chart for quake off the coast of Sendai, with the coordinates corrected for the actual location off the coast. Note the packed 8th house, including Chiron, Mars, the Sun, the Black Moon Lilith, Mercury and other points in Pisces (the 8th house by whole sign houses). Centaur Nessus is prominent in this chart -- it's angular on the 7th house cusp.
Chart for quake off the coast of Sendai, with the coordinates corrected for the actual location off the coast. Note the packed 8th house, including Chiron, Mars, the Sun, the Black Moon Lilith, Mercury and other points in Pisces (the 8th house by whole sign houses). Centaur Nessus is prominent in this chart -- it's angular on the 7th house cusp.

There are no known death tolls at this time; it’s impossible to estimate so early in the situation. One witness said the quake was so intense that it was impossible for him to stand up. First he and his wife clung to the outside of their house, then they had to curl up on the ground. Major aftershocks are expected. Train lines are down in Tokyo, a city of 13 million, and highways are closed. The quake happened in the mid-afternoon local time, with many people away from home and children in daycare centers.

Witnesses say this was an unusually long quake, with tremors lasting several minutes. It’s being called the 5th largest quake in the world since 1900, rivaling the Chile in 1960, Prince William Sound, Alaska in 1964 and the Sumatra quake of 2004. Remember that the Richter scale, used to measure quakes, is logarithmic; a 5.0 quake is 10 times more intense than a 4.0 quake. This increases proportionally as you go up the scale such that the energy increase from 8.0 to 9.0 is much greater than from 4.0 to 5.0.

There are four nuclear power plants in the area. CNN is reporting that one of the plants has a fire and one has a shutdown of the cooling system (and is in a state of emergency, according to wire service reports). CNN is also reporting that the International Atomic Energy Agency has said that the plants where shut down safely, so this is a potentially conflicting report.

Tsunamis have already reached Taiwan, and warnings are out for as far away as Hawaii, the entire West Coast of the United States and Canada, and coastal Chile. But only small waves are expected in these outlying areas. Due to the prevalence of video cameras, there are astonishing videos of both the quake and the waves in Japan. CNN is reporting that there are evacuations underway in coastal areas of Hawaii. Images of piles cars sitting in a harbor, an explosion at a refinery and other vivid images of devastation are being broadcast on television.

These are the planets on a 90-degree dial aligned approximately with the Mars-Borasisi conjunction. In other words these are the points that are conjunct, square or opposite the conjunction.
These are the planets on a 90-degree dial aligned approximately with the Mars-Borasisi conjunction. In other words these are the points that are conjunct, square or opposite the conjunction.

Let’s take a look at the chart. We see a powerful 8th house in Pisces — with Chiron, Mars, Black Moon Lilith and Uranus present. Sometimes astrological symbolism can be glaringly literal; the 8th is the house of the ’cause of death’ and here we have many planets involved with a water sign, including three of the higher-impact ones — Mars, Chiron and Uranus. With Uranus just 3 arc minutes from Aries (where it arrives later today), this is an Aries Point event. Such a potent 8th house speaks to the possibility of both loss of life and economic impact. There is a lot of concentrated wealth and industry in this part of Japan, so the impact is being felt in markets and will be experienced by the insurance and reinsurance industries. (Reinsurance is an insurance policy held by an insurance company.)

The ascendant for the Japan chart comes up arc minutes from the degree of the total solar eclipse of Aug. 11, 1999 — demonstrating that eclipses can be active for many years after the event. This eclipse was also present in the Sept. 11, 2001 chart — Venus, the chart ruler was there.

In addition, the Moon’s South Node in the Japan chart, as mentioned in last week’s edition, is now in Gemini and in this chart is conjunct the Moon’s position in both the Sept. 11 chart and the Banda Aceh chart. The prevalence of this degree in global-scale disasters is pretty weird; I covered it in a recent article on Wikileaks.

The Moon phase is first quarter, which is unusual for such a large quake; they happen more often at new and full phase. The Moon had just entered Gemini and was in a close square to Chiron at the time. Last week we read about Borasisi; at the moment of the quake, Mars was (and remains for the moment) in a close conjunction to Borasisi.

Both points are square the Great Attractor, which is a force that magnifies the influence of whatever comes in contact with it and is associated with far-reaching effects extending beyond what can be readily perceived. Looking at a list of minor planets, we see the a concentration in the mutable signs around Mars-Borasisi, including Hopi, something that speaks of events with a rapid onset. One description of the quake that I heard a little while ago included the unusual sound of thousands of buildings creaking simultaneously. The asteroid Siwa, right in the mix (opposite the Great Attractor), is associated with sound.

6 thoughts on “Biggest Quake in 140 Years Hits Japan at magnitude 8.9; Tsunami Warning Issued for 20 Countries, including U.S. and Canada

  1. Thanks Corrie!!
    @ Soulport- One of my fav series, ‘Ancient Aliens’ is doing another round on the box.(YAY!) Last nights episode just ‘happened’ to be the theory of Aliens vs natural disasters. 2 arguments proposed. One was that alien intervention had ‘saved’ the human race from complete extinction during major natural disasters, the other that these disasters were caused by aliens(that we are a hybrid & aliens temper with DNA, after so long they decide they not happy with prototype, wipe us out & start again). Both agree a strong alien presence noted during times of huge disaster. Showed footage of UFO in plumes of Icelands recent volcanic eruption, & footage of ‘lights’ just before major earthquakes. Scientists have explained the strange ‘lights’ & ‘aroura’ phenonomen as energies released by the friction of tectonic plates.
    Personally I’m happy to stick with moon/gravitational forces as explanation. But fun & interesting theories none the less!!

  2. Hello dear friends,

    I don’t know where this question has come from, but since it has occurred to me, I may as well ask it as not:

    Is there any suggestion in the chart for this disaster that it is could be other than a natural one? And, for that matter, that of the Christchurch earthquake?

    My solar plexus is nagging that something might be off here; but I personally have no frame of reference against which to check this out, whereas an astrologer might have.

    With my love and best wishes,

    CJ

  3. Sparky, there’s a guy in NZ who’s been studying the relationship between the moon and major weather/natural events for many years. His name is Ken Ring, and he’s predicted our series of earthquakes in the Canterbury/Christchurch area and is also predicting more activity around the next couple of major full moons (March 20, April 18). More and more people are starting to take him seriously, of course – much to the consternation of the authorities! His website is http://www.predictweather.co.nz/ but it seems to be down at the moment, so keep trying or do a search elsewhere.
    {: ^D

  4. Hey Eric, this ‘full moon’ thing has been bugging me since I saw a doco on ‘History Channel’ a few days ago. It showed the tidal surges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l37ofe9haMU&feature=related a 20second clip), & talked about the moons iron content, gravity, orbits, etc. As I observed the ‘tides’ I thought that surely 1/4 moons would have greater impact as the force was cusped, push/pull. More importantly the effect of the Earths crust. They said the Earth rose a whole foot when the moon was full. I thought of the stress(fractures) Earth endured repeatedly for how many, how many?? Polar shift theories, ‘The Great Attractor’ Alignment, Mayan 2012… “The interconnectedness of random events.” Just now someone sent me a link re: March 19 “The Extreme Super Moon”. I follow Astrology rather closely(I thought) yet 1st time I’d heard of this regular phenonomen, & global disasters associated. Are they like the hands of a clock slowly ticking our Axis, till we reach tipping point & go full swing? And so Uranus enters Aries. Shit.

  5. Tsunami watch is still in effect here in the Bay Area until 12:15 our time. We passed the critical hour without an event, so I cautiously cross my fingers saying “I think we’re ok for now.”

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