By John C. Rice, January 29, 2000
My prediction of high solar activity for last October 24, 1999 was right on the money. I am going to stick my neck out again with a humdinger. I use both geocentric and heliocentric astrological charts, and use New and Full Moon charts as a starting place, since at that time the Sun and Moon are already in conjunction or opposition. In general, a heliocentric chart shows what the solar and space weather situation will be; that is, sun spots and solar flares. However, if humanity is going to be effected, then events must also show in the geocentric chart. Severe weather usually shows as zero, 90, or 180 degree aspects to the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and/or Mars from one of the major planets such as Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune.
As you know, we are approaching the Sun spot solar maximum, which this time occurs while the Sun is already acting very strangely (unstable). For the past several months, the Sun has been quite active; but fortunately, due to the heliocentric aspects, the solar flares and ejections have been aimed in other directions. Even at that, there appears to be an electromagnetic coupling effect between the Sun and the Earth. The Sun is stirring up the pot, and its beginning to effect the whole solar system. My next predicted date of major space weather and solar activity that will effect the Earth is--
On and about February 5, 2000. There is a New Moon that day. Heliocentrically, the Earth is opposite Uranus and at ninety degrees to Saturnsevere space weather. Geocentrically the Sun and Moon are conjunct Uranus at 16 degrees of Aquarius. This is the degree Mars and Saturn occupied on the August 11, 1999 eclipse, which was followed later by the earthquake that destroyed a city in Turkey. Expect more earthquakes and severe earth weather.
I call Feb 5 a space weather event. Even if the Earth itself is not impacted directly by a solar flare, the electromagnetic coupling into the Earth system will produce unexpected phenomena. This may very well be the first shift of the Earths magnetic pole. Because this will be a space event, there could be a meteor impact of the Earth or Moon (splat!). Fasten your seat belts.
I have reconsidered the charts leading to and following the infamous date, May 5, 2000. Geocentrically, there are a group of planets clustered in a small sector of the sky. But Heliocentrically, they are all on the other side of the Sun from the Earth. I see this now as a series of events beginning in the last week of April, with a broad peak about May 4, 2000, and then winding down over a week. (Note that this is just three months after February 5.) There may well be Earth weather (and other) problems, and perhaps a continued shift of the Earths magnetic pole. Again, even if the Earth is not directly hit by a solar flare, the electromagnetic coupling will generate a series of significant and unforgettable events.
Copyright © John C. Rice, 2000.