Update: Feb 3 - 10, 2003
Note: For the next 2 months (through Feb 11 '03), Mercury (ruling
thought, communication, and movement) will be in heavy and serious
Capricorn (this includes the mercury retrograde Jan 2-22) with Saturn
in Gemini (responsibility with words) forming a "mutual
reception". While this configuration is far from mentally
light and cheery, it can promote the right conditions to strategize
effectively, and get a good deal of writing done. Take all correspondences
very seriously, and take the time to clear misunderstandings across
Retrograde begins and the new moon at 10 degrees Capricorn on Jan
2, 2003 at 3:23 PM has 21 degrees Gemini Rising in Washington DC.
That is the exact degree of the planet Mars in the USA horoscope.
Mars is the planet of War and Jan 15 marks the 12th anniversary
of desert storm. It would be a miracle if fighting didn't occur
in Iraq, if not other locations. I hope I'm wrong.
Should NASA Consult the Stars for Safer Takeoff Time in the Future?
Yes! Say Astrologers
by SHELLEY L. ACKERMAN
Should NASA be taking their cues from great scientists in the past
that valued and utilized astrology?
Washington DC Professor of Mathematics Bob Cohen, PhD. stated the
obvious: "People forget that ancient navigators all used the
stars to chart their courses, it was all that they had."
top astrologers, academics, and a Washington DC math professor all
point out disturbing similarities and celestial patterns in all
three NASA tragedies, disasters that could have possibly been avoided
with their help:
Jan 27, 1967, Challenger Jan 28, 1986, & Columbia: Feb 1,
* All three disasters took place during Aquarius (the air sign
symbolizing freedom, revolution, and unpredictability).
* A Taurus rising at the time of liftoff doesn't seem to help.
* Other planets consistently involved in these precarious charts
include Mars (in Scorpio), Saturn, Uranus & Pluto and the
fixed star "Antares", known as the "red star"
and the "heart of the scorpion", associated with war
* Takeoff of Columbia was on a Mercury Retrograde (famous for
are imbedded in time," says astrologer Darcy Woodall. "We
look at these patterns in social and economic trends, why not use
and relate the cycles of time and the cycles of patterns in the
heavens to heavenly journeys? These astrological patterns should
be recognized and implemented. It's an idea whose time has come."
"People forget that great scientists such as Copernicus, Sir
Isaac Newton, and Johannes Kepler all studied the stars", reminded
Bob Marks, a former college chemistry instructor (at CCNY, Adelphi,
and Baruch) and a professional astrologer for over 30 years agrees:
"Space missions are always dangerous, but NASA has increased
the peril by starting missions when death was a strong probability
in the horoscope." He adds: " For the Challenger mission,
Pluto, planet of death, was at one of the strongest points possible
for that tragic outcome at the moment of takeoff. This latest disaster
should encourage NASA to at least consider the knowledge of experts
in the field."
The takeoff time for the Columbia shuttle (Jan 16, 2003 @ 10:39
AM EST) was particularly foreboding, according to another expert:
"It had 29 degrees of Pisces rising, which suggests in event
charts to the end of things - not fortunate beginnings", says
Liane Thomas Wade, director of The Antiquarian Booksellers Association
and editor of The Urania Journal, an astrological literary publication.
Space Craft Commander Rick Husband, born July 12, 1957 in Amarillo
Texas, had some especially poignant symbolism in his chart at the
time of the explosion, adds Wade:
the morning of the disaster, the new moon in Aquarius and the planet
Jupiter often associated with luck and expansion had a profound
effect on the planets Mars and Venus in his horoscope", "that
indicates his feeling joyful and optimistic about the mission and
his return home. One could speculate that at the time of death,
he felt no pain, and may have in fact been in a state of bliss or
The mystical symbolism and eerie coincidences don't stop there:
Columbia was considered by our forefathers as a possible names for
the USA back in 1776 (as in District of Columbia). The explosion
happened over Palestine, Texas, and Israel and India (the nationality
of 2 of the astronauts on board) became independent nations within
one year of one another (1947/1948). All 4 locations are synonymous
with war and strife.
"Not to diss the Lone Star State, but whenever there's been
a war in recent years, there's been a Texan in the White House,"
citing Presidents Johnson, the first and second President Bush.
Said Wade, "Maybe there's a message".
Along those lines, metaphysician and scholar Adrienne Levin had
this moving insight:
"My first thought after the horrible news, was that on a spiritual
level, the seven on board represented the seven Stars of Orion and
The Pleiades (the constellation of the weeping sisters). In light
of what is happening on earth, on a soul level, they sacrificed
their lives so that the USA, Israel, and indeed the entire world
might be spared a similar fate.
Levin continued: "The Torah on board and the child's memento
from the holocaust were burned in an almost ritualistic-style perhaps
so that there need never be another holocaust or loss of any innocent
life on earth. Perhaps the location of Texas, and the fact that
the 3 nations on board - The US, Israel, and India - all have nuclear
capability, is a reminder to our President and to the world that
beating the drums of war is not the way to go."
But as far as NASA is concerned, the astrologers that we spoke with
felt very strongly that their science should be utilized when planning
disasters can and should be averted in the future by consulting
pro astrologers. Some of us are scientists and PhDs. We could help
NASA select safer times for liftoff and landing", said Cohen.
Another odd coincidence is found in the birth date of astronaut
Kalpana C. Chawla from India, who was born on the exact day and
year (July 1, 1961) as Princess Diana who also died tragically in
a crash in 1997.
Postscript: astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742), of comet fame,
once spoke depreciatively on the subject of astrology, Sir Isaac
Newton is said to have responded with the remark: "Sir, I have
studied the matter, you have not!"
Columbia Explosion: Feb 1, 2003 @ 8 AM Palestine, Texas
Take Off for The Columbia: Jan 16 2003 @ 10:39 AM EST Cape Canaveral,
Take Off for The Challenger: Jan 28, 1986 @ 11:38 AM EST Cape Canaveral,
Doomed Apollo Mission:
Jan 27, 1967 @1:00PM* Cape Kennedy
(*time astronauts entered the capsule, lift off never occurred)
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