Posted by: starcatsastrology | August 24, 2011

Fracking for Gas Makes Earthquakes

Fracking for Gas Makes Earthquakes

“Shortly before midnight Mountain Time on August 23, the largest earthquake in Colorado in more than a century, with a magnitude of 5.3, sent tremors as far away as Kansas. Some twelve hours later, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Northern Virginia sent shock waves as far away as Toronto.”

Rare Strong Earthquake Hits Colorado – August 23, 2011, 11:46 PM, Trinidad, Colorado

“The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3, was centered about nine miles from the city of Trinidad and hit at 11:46 p.m. local time.”

“National Zoo Animals React to the Earthquake

“The vibrations from yesterday’s 5.8 earthquake were keenly felt at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park; all animals, staff and visitors were safe and no injuries were reported.

“Small Mammals – The red ruffed lemurs sounded an alarm call about 15 minutes before the quake and then again just after it occurred.”

Colorado’s horoscope (August 1, 1876, 9:26 AM, LMT, 01 Libra Asc) and the chart for the EQ event in Trinidad is quite nearly Virginia’s EQ Redux. Mars conjoins Colorado’s 10th house Venus in Cancer and squares transiting Saturn in Libra. Note: cardinal signs signal events on the world stage. We’ve got a highly volatile mix with Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. Both planets are retrograde and the first of the perfect squares doesn’t take place until June 2012, but when you see something work, you’ve got to make note of it.

Neptune is a key player in EQ (and hurricane) events. Note that transiting Pluto is trine Colorado’s earthy Neptune at 5 Taurus. The trine to oil and gas related Neptune makes the case for fracking being the proximate cause of the damage. Sure, EQ’s have earth cycles, but when human interaction conjoins, then presto-change-o! Something has to give.

Colorado’s cardinal earth move in ambitious Capricorn (in solstice degree, I might add) is squared by transiting cardinal fire Uranus in Aries. Earth and fire aren’t “friends” and when the two elements are in square by planet transit, something is going to snap.

To be clear, one particular aspect doesn’t a tragedy make but when in concert with other moving factors in a horoscope, the probability of an earth level materialization goes up exponentially.

The transiting Lunar Nodes (Gemini/Sagittarius) are in square to Colorado’s natal nodes (Virgo/Pisces). About 11 hours before the EQ happened, the transiting Gemini Moon hit the event chart’s South Node (transiting). Simultaneously the Gemini Moon came to a point called “the bendings.” The Bendings isthe geometrical point where a transiting or natal planet is in square to the Lunar Nodes. I only give about 1/2 of a degree on either side of the bendings point. You have to play it tight.

Colorado’s Mercury in grandiose Leo is partile (exact) square it’s natal Neptune in  acquisitive Taurus. Dramatic Mercury knows the value of it’s resources (8th house Neptune and Pluto). Transiting Jupiter in Taurus is squaring Colorado’s Leo Sun. The State has a Leo stellium in it’s 11th house of future hopes and dreams. Uranus in Leo is the dispositor (ruler) of Colorado’s Aquarian Part of Fortune in it’s 5th house of investments and gambles. It’s in wide but viable square to Colorado’s 8th house underworld riches (mining and resources).

With populations expanding and the drive for fuel consumption competes with China and India’s voracious appetities expands, fracking for natural gas and Canadian tar sands pipeline ventures will be very difficult to stop. Corporations don’t want to invest in infrastructure and refuse to operate safely. Look at the many coal mining disasters that have taken place in the just the last few years in Virginia and West Virginia.

It isn’t likely that president Obama, a self-identified Blue Dog Democrat [“Privately, Mr. Obama has described himself, at times, as essentially a Blue Dog Democrat,” See NYT ], is going to stop the proposed tar sands pipe line. It remains to be seen what forces may at least attempt to rein in natural gas fracking. Protection of our national parks and forests is essential to our survival as well the legacy we seek to leave our children.


August 24, 2011

Santa Monica, CA

State of Colorado and Earthquake Biwheel



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