Saturday, 27 January 2018

Lunar Eclipse and the Paris Floods

Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks. Some basements in the city have already sprung leaks after the river surged following heavy rainfall, reports said. The Seine is forecast to swell even further this weekend, adding several metres of water above its normal level. Many roads in the region are already waterlogged. Boat traffic - including the capital's famous tourist cruises - has also been interrupted. Jan.27

The  powerful total lunar eclipse of  Jan.31 at [12le] is making its influence felt in Paris. We shall see in this blogpost  how the rising Seine and floods in Paris are a consequence of the eclipse. The eclipse is placed in sidereal Cancer or the Crab – a watery constellation linked to floods. For transits to these stars, Diana Rosenberg lists:

The 1889 Great Johnston Flood that killed 2200 Pennsylvanians; a storm with 100 mph winds that produced severe floods in Holland, England and Belgium causing huge losses at a 1953 lunar eclipse and several other storms and water related events.

But the eclipse is a worldwide event so why did it choose Paris for the flood? To answer this question, we must understand the importance of the angles at any particular place. If the stars on the angles resonate with the theme of the eclipse, that place becomes the focal point for an event. Here on the Mc [2pi] we have the star Fomalhauti, in the mouth of the Southern Fish.

Alpha (α) Piscis Austrinus, Fomalhaut, is a reddish star in the mouth of the Southern Fish. The Southern Fish is a separate constellation to Pisces, lying much further to the South, though in ancient legend it is often referred to as the parent of the zodiacal pair.  The area in which it lies has an heavy emphasis upon constellations with watery imagery, the goat-fish (Capricorn), the whale (Cetus), the water-pourer (Aquarius), the fishes (Pisces), and the dolphin (Delphinus) all located nearby, obviously earmarking this region as one that related to the rainy season of the ancient year, by which many of its stars are associated with floods or troubles at sea. The Southern Fish is usually depicted on star maps at the feet of Aquarius, where it swallows up the water poured from his urn [1][2][3][4].

Diana Rosenberg lists the following floods under transits to the stars of the Fish:

At the May 1333; Solar Eclipse(path of totality through Italy) six months before the terrible Florence Flood of Nov, 1333; in 1570 when floods driven by high winds ripped through Holland dikes killing more than 50,000; at the “Onze Heures Moins Dix Flood” on Jan 21, 1910 when torrential rains caused the Seine to overflow; at the 1993 Aries Ingress before the Great Mississippi Flood as well as in China and Bangladesh.

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