Next November (was fire in Paris)
- Hi Diana
I suppose the question I have with all of your data is how can it be used to
predict? Not in a deterministic sense but in a sense of suggesting the
quality of a period at a place.
I am suggesting that one can look for a planetary combination like the Sun
opposite Uranus and then with that in place scan the globe for possible
locations were the planetary combination is being activated by difficult
stars. This yields a short and reasonable focused list.
However if you are going to work with any chart points - 10 planets or
luminaries, 4 angles (Asc, MC, IC and Desc) plus the two nodes, plus any
other asteroids or Lots that you wish to use then you have at a minimum 16
points. If you use an orb of just 2 degrees - one degree either side of the
star's position and it would seem that you are using a wider orb ( You do
not give the dates for most of the examples so I can only check a few but
for Joan of Arc you are using an orb of 1 degree 27 minutes) So with an orb
of 3 degrees (1.5 either side of the natal position) and the bare minimum of
16 possible points (but once again you seem to use more then this as in the
9/11 case where you use the full moon before the event) then there are 48
degrees of the zodiac (possible more) were a point can exist and fit your
Therefore for any event there is a 13.333% chance of a fit (if you stick to
just the standard 16 points) and thus with a data set big enough you are
always going to get a large set of fits.
Now I am not saying you are wrong I am just saying that it seems useful only
in retrospect and for me it is better to try to develop a system that can
actually be used to predict the quality of a moment in advance.
So do you want to try and do a future prediction?? We could pick a planetary
combination in the future and get everyone to endeavour to predict the
quality and the possible location of the event. Indeed in November there is
a Mars, Neptune, Saturn T-square we could play with that if you were game
I suggest this not as a test of right or wrong but just to try to step away
from the retrospective theme of astrology and lets really try and be mundane
astrologers working with fixed stars working with the future not the past. I
mean the mere fact that astrology tells us that mid November is an
interesting time is the first step re timing.
What say you, and what say others on the group? We do not have to agree with
each other but simply post our thoughts about the events of mid November -
star wise BEFORE the events, not after.
It could be fun........