The east coast of the USA just experienced something it has never experienced before. A storm named Sandy wreaked havoc from Virginia up through New Hampshire. Everyone is blaming the full moon. Yes, full moons effects tides but that is not enough to cause a disaster of this magnitude to occur. So let us see what was going on Monday October 29th, 2012, besides the full moon. Just a refresher, black Tuesday occurred on October 29th, 1929. Another hurricane by the name of Mitch devastated Central America and made landfall at Choluteca, Honduras on October 29th, 1998.
Many times I refer to either a planet stationing retrograde or stationing direct. I owe my knowledge of these stations to the late great astrologer Eleanor Bach. Many of you reading this never heard of her, much less met her. She was a dynamic NY astrologer who produced a monthly publication entitled "Planet Watch" where she informed her readers of planetary and asteroid stations, retrograde and direct, along with her interpretations of what could manifest when these points are transited. I attended many of her lectures on planetary stations. When I became interested Uranian astrology, I applied that knowledge to all the planetary stations.
In her lectures she said that when a planet stations to go retrograde, the energy of that planet gets infused onto that degree until the planet goes direct and crosses over that degree again. But when a planet goes direct the energy of that planet stays infused on that particular degree until the planet goes retrograde again. In February, 2012, Saturn went retrograde at 29 degrees 30 minutes of Libra, which remained a sensitive degree until June 25, 2012, when Saturn stationed direct at 22 degrees 45 minutes of Libra. Even though Saturn is currently in Scorpio, the 22 degree 45 minutes of Libra will have a Saturnian - influence until Saturn goes retrograde again. The same principle applies to all planets, especially Mercury. Since Mercury goes retrograde and direct three times a year, and Mercury not only has to do with all forms of communications - it also has to do with weather; it has to do with air, especially the winds and wind velocity.
Back to "Storm Sandy" which hit the Jersey coast almost four hours after the full moon. To see what was transpiring to cause such devastation, I first set up the chart of the full moon for Washington DC. I saw that the Sun and Moon were semi-square sesquiquadrate the vertex, which means that what occurred was meant to happen, or for lack of a better description, a fated event. At the same time the MC Cupido conjunction fell midpoint Saturn and the full moon and 22 ½ from Admetos. This planetary picture describes the destructions and death of many communities as well as physical deaths. Another planetary picture in the full moon chart involves Mercury, which was square Neptune with only a four-minute orb and both of these planets were semi-square Zeus, implying fierce winds and water. If Mercury/Neptune = Zeus wasn't enough, these planets also equaled 0º Aries/Mars, Jupiter, which further indicated a mass violent disaster that encompassed at least seven or eight states.
Now what does all of the above have to do with planetary stations, you ask? While everyone is focused on Mercury going retrograde the evening of the election, no one is looking at the 1 degree 26 minutes of Leo which was the Mercury station direct degree of August 8, 2012, which continues to be a Mercury sensitive degree until Mercury goes retrograde again. This will not happen until November 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM EST. One of the main triggers of events is the transit of the Sun and Mars over sensitive degrees. At the time the full moon was transiting Mars at 16 Sagittarius 22, making a sesquaquadrate to the Mercury station direct degree of August 8, 2012. Also at the same time, these two points = Pluto/Admetos, representing the violent winds which uprooted homes, businesses and people. The electricial transformers that blew, as well as the fierce fires that destroyed over a hundred homes in Breezy Point, astrologically is indicated by Uranus making a 22 ½ to Vulcanus (never forget that 22 ½ can be a murderous aspect, literally and figuratively speaking).
Storm Sandy hit land on the Jersey shore at around 8:00 PM EDT. The transiting Sun/Saturn = the midpoint of the Moon and the Mercury station direct of 8/8/12, and the midpoint of these four planets was 22 ½ to Admetos, as the Moon = 0º Aries/Mars, Jupiter. When Mars is combined with Jupiter it can mean fortunate activity, or enlarged anger and/or violence, in this case it was the latter. Add Admetos into the mix, and you get intense and focused violence. Then you add Saturn, Sun, Moon and Mercury energy to the equation and you end up with violent winds that caused the physical and emotional destruction and disaster that will be very slow in healing and rebuilding. The hopelessness people feel is described by the Mercury, Neptune = Sun/Moon, as many are reduced to tears as they feel victimized by Sandy.
Another poignant planetary picture is Sun/Admetos, real estate, = Venus/Hades is to grieve, and we have seen many grieving over their destroyed homes and businesses. The last planetary picture I want to bring to your attention is Mars/Jupiter 22 ½ to the Uranus station retrograde of July 12, 2012 at 8 degree 32 of Aries, which brought about this sudden mass violence destructive eruption/occurrence.
Arlene Marcia Nimark is, and has been a full time astrologer since 1980. She has a level IV certification from NCGR, and is on the faculty of New York City Chapter of NCGR. Since 1982 her specialty is Uranian astrology. She is one of the few who use the full system, 360 degree with it's multiple house systems for intense analysis of the individual, and forecast with the use of the 90 degree dial. Arlene has lectured at multiple professional Astrology Conferences throughout the USA and Canada. Currently, along with seeing clients, and teaching, Arlene also serves as NCGR's Advertising Manager, and has been for almost 22 years.