Friday, 21 April 2017

How Mathematicians Are Stopping Water Leaks in Syracuse

It was a nightmare scenario: As thousands of Syracuse University basketball fans poured into town on February 1, 2014 for a big match against arch rival Duke, a water main break flooded Armory Square, surrounding the city’s iconic 24-second shot clock monument. Days before the game, there were 11 other water main breaks around the city. Mayor Stephanie Miner was desperate for help to get a handle on the problem; on average, water lines in the city were breaking 332 times a year, nearly once every day. But she couldn’t get the state to help foot the bill for the onerous costs of updating the city’s underground infrastructure. She even tried to shame state officials with a “Hunger Games”-style ad campaign that showed her wading in thigh-high water wielding a wrench. Miner says that when she started asking federal and state officials for help, she got a lot of eye rolling. “They would say, ‘Stephanie, you can’t cut a ribbon with it. Stephanie, it’s not sexy,’” she says. She had to get creative.  April 20

The sidereal Capricorn Ingress chart (Capsolar) is considered by many astrologers to be the master chart of the year. The progression of its angles has been found to trigger planetary combinations that can explain daily events. A chart for the Capsolar at Syracuse, NY is shown here. The Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddles the meridian axis implying that it is significant for the place.  Richard Tarnas in his  epic Cosmos and Psyche writes that  the planetary alignment of Jupiter-Uranus consistently correlates with the achievement and sense of expansion (Jupiter) brought through new scientific/technological breakthroughs.  Here Jupiter is in the mundane 4th house square Pluto in Capricorn.

4th House
Supplies that feed the nation from beneath the earth - such as the pipes of the water or gas industry.

In her article “Pluto in Capricorn and our decaying infrastructure,” Lynn Hayes writes [1]:

One of the things I believe we’ll be facing over the next few years as Pluto travels through Capricorn is the erosion of the structures that support our human lives on the planet. Bridges, tunnels, buildings – all are ruled by Capricorn and subject to transformation while in Pluto’s domain.

The Sun [25ar] which is conjunct Pluto is also semisquare Neptune, a planet we associate with “leaks”. In the water sign Pisces we have leaks in water mains.

Now let us progress the Capsolar to April 20, the date of the news. Notice that the progressed angles trigger the T-square and Neptune once again!

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