The River - Eridanus and Sirius
The constellation Eridanus traditionally represents the river Padus or Po into which Phaeton fell. (More detail - “The Padus (i.e. the Po), a river in Italy flowing from the Alpine heights, arises from three sources. The name of one of these sources is Padus, which, having spread out like a lake, sends the river from its lap. It is fed by melting snows at the rising of the Dog Star [Sirius, in Canis Major, representing the hot dog days of summer which causes ice and snow to melt on mountains and flow into rivers], and with the addition of thirty other streams it empties into the Adriatic Sea near Ravenna.” [The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, 7th century AD, p.282.]
After the rash of earthquakes especially the Magnitude 6.3 - that devastated CENTRAL ITALY,more people are looking at ways to predict these shakers.
The Gamma Ray Burst Chart above set for the end of a long gamma ray burst in the Constellation Eridanus
The starting tremor for the Tragic L'Aquila Quakes was the biggest which
hit the fortress town of L'Aquila @ 3:32 AM CEDT -2.00, So here we have 10 strong shakers
including the strongest first hit which was 100 km (60 miles) NE of ROME, Italy.
At that time of the Quake (see chart below) we find Saturn (per traditional astrology: the Lord of Karma and death.) opposing Mars (the fiery God of anger). Again in the chart below set for: L'Aquila @ 3:32 AM CEDT -2.00, we find the Saturn, the ruler of the rising sign Capricorn was in the 8th house. As I have stated in my Mundane Primer: "This house also rules the death rate, deaths from natural disaster, suicides, state funerals, interest rates, pensions and social security and advisors to the heads of state." Regarding both the adisors and heads of state - The G8 Summit in L'Aquila Winds Up With the Chair's Summary
In both charts , Mr. Obsessive, Pluto is in separating TSQ to most notably Venus, the Goddess of Beauty and Love Relationships and Pallas newly arrived in another feminine sign Cancer sometimes highly reactive. So Venus sat in the dark, hidden 12th and was lodging thoughts of destruction with a powerful Cardinal, rising at 28 degrees. A hint as to rumblings and tremors is that those two major malefics: Saturn (ruler of chart) in opposition to Mars in Pisces per medieval astrology, these two are considered a most volatile duo relating in earth signs to the shifting of fault signs.
Another whole side to this The Sabian Symbol/Image for 29 degrees Cap. : A woman reading teas leaves.
The buzz from this morning was that a scientist little known in earthquake circles made a bold prediction of a destructive earthquake in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.
Even though he met with deaf ears and was rebuffed, this physicist Giampaolo Giuliani went so far as to tell the mayor of a town there that it would strike within the next 24 hours.
Take a look at the Chart Below set for April 6th. 2009 @ 3:32 AM CEDT - 2.00 in L'Aquilla (The Eagle) Italy
One of the newer methods of forecasting involves the analysis of the Gamma-ray Burst Real-time Sky Map
Gamma-ray Burst Real-time Sky Map
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most luminous electromagnetic events occurring in the universe since the Big Bang. They are flashes of gamma rays emanating from seemingly random places in deep space at random times.
Using the date/time of the burst then 10:28:25 UTC for the chart above translating to a Terrestrial location
in London, UK just to get feeling for the astrological modes/energies.
As we look ahead at more then just seismic reactions.
Mars is at the top of the chart in a continued danger zone applying to Uranus and separating from a close opposition with Saturn. Chiron the wounded or is it wounder healer is contraparallel the Lord of Karma Saturn and move towards a conjunction with Neptune. Even today the string of violent murders is increasing with this afternoon finding: 5 Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Alabama
When we deal with Uranian ruled or the planet Uranus, there are always groups,multiple people or even mobs as in Moldova today
But family murders are a lot more complicated and with Venus retrograde and still in orb of a really difficult square to Pluto - relationships gone wrong will play a part.
PRICEVILLE, Ala. — A man shot and killed his estranged wife, their teenage daughter and two other relatives in rural north Alabama before returning to his home in a nearby town and killing himself the day before their divorce trial, authorities said Tuesday.
Let's step back and look at latest burst in detail: Remember this is one of 8 bursts that won't probably have an effect till around
April 15th to April 18th when Mars-Uranus meeting is exact @ 7:24 PM PDT.
NASA's Swift satellite launched in November 2004. It combines a sensitive gamma-ray detector with the ability to point on-board X-ray and optical telescopes towards the direction of a new burst in less than one minute after the burst is detected.
GRB ID GRB 090407
Time 10:28:25 UTC
Right ascension 04:35:55.38
Galactic Lon. 209.21°
Galactic Lat. -35.74°
Perhaps most important is the relationship to the Constellation of Eridanus
Mythology and Meaning
The constellation Eridanus traditionally represents the river Padus or Po into which Phaeton fell when slain by Jupiter for having set the world on fire by misguiding the chariot of his father Phoebus. The story of Phaeton's fall into the Eridanus can be read at Theoi Greek Mythology.
Eridanus, the River, the French, Eridan, the Italian, Eridano, and the German Fluss Eridanus, is divided into the Northern and the Southern Stream; the former winding from the star Rigel of Orion to the paws of Cetus; the latter extending thence southwards, southeast, and finally southwest below the horizon of New York City, 2° beyond the lucida Achernar, near the junction of Phoenix, Tucana, Hydrus, and Horologium. Excepting Achernar, however, it has no star larger than a 3rd-magnitude, although it is the longest constellation in the sky, and Gould catalogues in it 293 naked-eye components.
Myth tells us that amber originated from the tears shed by the Heliades (maybe Cetus) that flowed into the river Eridanus. The tertiary forests of the Baltic sea area contains 90% of the world's amber which is the best amber in the world. This is one certain identification we can make for Eridanus.
According to Isidore the name Eridanus seems to have been an appellation for Phaeton, whose body fell into the Eridanus:
“The Padus (i.e. the Po), a river in Italy flowing from the Alpine heights, arises from three sources. The name of one of these sources is Padus, which, having spread out like a lake, sends the river from its lap. The river Padus is named from this. The Greeks also give it the cognomen Eridanus, from Eridanus the son of the Sun, whom people call Phaeton. After being struck by lightning he fell into this river and died. It is fed by melting snows at the rising of the Dog Star [Sirius, in Canis Major, representing the hot dog days of summer which causes ice and snow to melt on mountains and flow into rivers], and with the addition of thirty other streams it empties into the Adriatic Sea near Ravenna.”