Saturday, 25 February 2017

Solar Eclipse signals breakthrough in jet engines


Jet engines are some of the most complex technologies on the planet. They’re so difficult to make, in fact, the companies that build aircraft don’t make their own engines. They outsource the job to just a few businesses worldwide — mostly US-based General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, and UK-based Rolls-Royce Holdings. Inside their R&D labs, jet engine engineers are working to take the age-old science that makes a jet engine work and build designs that are more lightweight, more fuel efficient, and longer lasting.  Feb. 25

This report on new developments in jet engine technology appears on BBC London website just a day before the solar eclipse. A chart for the eclipse at London has it anchored through hard aspects to the now familiar Jupiter-Zeus-Uranus-Pluto T-square on the meridian axis implying that it is significant for the place. The eclipse [8pi12] is conjunct the star kappa Pegasi [9pi] in the constellation Pegasus, the Flying Horse – here a metaphor for a modern commercial aircraft.  Among other things, Jupiter-Uranus is about technological breakthroughs while the TNP Zeus has been linked to engines [1] so that the eclipse chart is directly making a reference to technological breakthroughs in the manufacture of jet engines.

In addition, we note that Saturn (which is conjunct the Galactic Center) makes a trine to Uranus on the MC.  Philip Sedwick’s research has established that many advancements in aircraft technology have taken place under transits to the GC.

In mundane realms the Galactic Center maintains its place. Most typically the Galactic Core carries strong influence in technological breakthroughs. When the Wright Brothers successfully flew their mechanized aircraft on the beaches of North Carolina in December 1903, the Galactic Center constituted the midpoint of the Sun/Uranus conjunction in late Sagittarius. So, the Galactic Center perpetually plays a part in aviation, especially where existing technology fails and new engineering must result. Consider that when Uranus, hand-in-hand with Saturn, crossed these degrees in the late 1980's commercial aircraft manufacturers toyed with new ways of engine propulsion. They went back to turboprop bearing Saturn’s link to the past. But now they put the engines in a new place, at the rear of the plane to honor Uranus. But to give the Uranus return of modern flight extra consideration, the propellers took residence on the rear of the engines. These ideas, though, never really got off the ground.

When Neptune slipped by these critical aviation degrees, two things occurred. First, new engines did arrive for the state of the art aircraft. Notably, these engines produced relatively little noise, minimizing the problems of noise pollution, a Neptune factor. Secondly, these engines implemented previously unknown levels of fuel efficiency, another Neptune push.

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