Saturday, 1 April 2017

Colombia landslides

Landslides have killed at least 92 people in south-west Colombia and left many more injured. Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province. An unknown number of people are missing. One army officer said the main local hospital was struggling to cope. President Juan Manuel Santos, who is travelling to the area, said troops had been deployed as part of a national emergency response. The region's governor, Sorrel Aroca, told Colombian media that whole neighbourhoods had been buried. Jose Antonio Castro, mayor of the provincial capital Mocoa, told Caracol radio that the town was "totally isolated", without electricity and water. 1 April

Earthquakes or landslides are often associated with eclipses and especially so if the 4th house cusp (IC) is involved. Shown here is the  chart of the lunar eclipse of September 16, 2016 drawn for Mocoa. Notice that Uranus is placed on the IC in aspect to the eclipse luminaries. The 4th house rules the land in mundane astrology and Uranus, the earth shaker right here, the possibility of a landslide increases. But more significantly, the eclipse Sun is conjunct the star Alkaid. Eta (η) Ursa Major, Alkaid or Benatnasch, is a brilliant white star on the tail of the Great Bear. About this star Elsbeth Ebertin writes:

In an important position in a mundane map, Benetnash will claim human lives in calamities such as mine accidents, collapse of houses and bridges, mountain slides, earth tremors and catastrophes caused by weather [Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, no.46, p.57, under the name Benetnash]

If we progress the eclipse chart to April 1, the date of the event, the progressed horizon triggers the eclipse axis setting it off.

Finally, we look at the horoscope of Columbia as provided by Campion, "The Book of World Horoscopes," (Second Edition, 1996), p.121 [1]. Notice that Saturn stationing to go  retrograde on April 6 conjunct  Columbia’s radix Sun [25sa]; Uranus [25sa]; Neptune [28sa] square Saturn [24pi]. A chart for the Saturn station at Mocoa has  the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the horizon axis. Recall Tarnas’ keyphrase for Uranus-Pluto, “the sudden unleashing of elemental forces”.  And once again with Uranus on the 4th cusp earthquakes or landslides become a distinct possibility.

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