Superstorm Sandy
October 29, 2012
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Astronomical Earthgrid Spacetime Mapping

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Sidereal Astrological Chart - Atlantic City, New Jersey October 29, 2012

Sidereal Astrological Chart - Atlantic City, New Jersey
8:00 PM EDT October 29, 2012

The storm made landfall on the Full Moon of October 29, 2012 in the October 15, 2012 Lunar Cycle (Full Moon: 3:50 PM EDT). The Jupiter-Mars opposition is on the location's horizon plane (Jup-ASC / Mars-Pholus-Ixion-DSC). This event also occured shortly after the significant Mars-Juno conjunction in sidereal Scorpio. The Sun, a few days past its conjuction with Saturn (when the hurricane formed), conjoins the location's Vertex (Moon anti-vertex). The Sun and Moon also aspect the Uranus-Pluto Square (Sun-Vertex sextile Pluto). Retrograde Eris (the Great Disruptor), which began a new synodic cycle on the New Moon (thus being a key player in this lunar cycle) aspects the location's merdian (sextile MC). The Lunar Nodes are square to the location's merdian (MC-IC axis), and are cuspal thier respective sidereal signs (SN-Algol).

Hurricane Sandy, made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday October 29, 2012 at 20:00 (8 PM) local time (midnight GMT) with winds of more than 80mph (129km/h). The hurricane created a Superstorm due to the confluence of the warm tropical hurricane coming up from the Caribbean and meeting a trough (dip) in the wintery cold jet stream.

BBC News - New York declared major disaster area.

The following is a presentation of the planetary and star configurations occurring at the time of this event and the key energetics of the Lunar Cycle in which it occured.

Excerpts from the Oct 15, 2012 Lunar Planner entitled: "Overturning the Apple Cart, Motivation for a New Birth"

The New Moon &
Lunar Cycle Theme

Our late sidereal Virgo New Moon of October 15, 2012 primarily conjoins Eta Carinae, and the quadruple star system QZ Carinae in the Great Carina Nebula, all of Argo Navis. Also influencing are Spica of Virgo; Archturus, Nekar and the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 5548 of Bootes; and southern Alpha Volans....

Within the Great Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), which is the most eminent, massive and energetic star factory in the heavens, is our principal New Moon star Eta Carinae, which enters the ecliptic in late sidereal Virgo. Due to its massive and extremely active nature, it significantly and prominently influences the latter part of Virgo and the themes of Spica and Archturus.

October 15, 2012 New Moon Star Chart

...Eta Carinae is the most luminous, massive, and energetic star known in our galaxy—estimated to be 100 times the mass of our Sun, and to radiate five million times more energy than our Sun. A gas shell surrounding Eta extends 4000 times the size of our solar system. Eta is highly unstable and prone to violent outbursts. Eta was seen to erupt in 1840 A.D., then making it the second brightest star in the sky. Eta recently doubled its X-ray emissions in a four-month period sometime between 1992 to 1994, indicating an intensified influence of the Eta Carina theme. Eta then doubled in brightness in 1998—perhaps Eta's warnings. Current observations indicate that Eta Carinae remains highly unstable and may explode as a supernova at any time!

Eta Carinae is Lord of the Waves (the Akkadian Ea (Ia), the Sumerian Enki, chief god of the city Eridhu (Eridu*)—he who warned Noah), generally is considered the foreteller of impending catastrophe, but also the instructor of the way through such evolutionary transitions. Eta is also associated with the Sirian amphibious fish-man "Oannes," who taught the Chaldaeans, both esoteric science and that which would civilize their lives, from building cities and temples to agricultural technique (Robert Temple, "The Sirius Mystery" / Blavatsky, "Isis Unveiled"). Eta embodies the esoteric Gnostic wisdom behind what to most is merely the mystery of life or unfathomable acts of God. Oannes is the emblem of priestly, esoteric wisdom; he comes out from the sea, because the 'great deep', the water, typifies...the secret doctrine." (Blavatsky, "Isis Unveiled")

Eta Carinae

Eta Carinae
Image Credit: Chandra X-Ray Observatory / Harvard
NASA/HST - J. Morse/K. Davidson

Due to Eta’s strong X-ray spectrum and galactic equatorial orientation, it expresses significantly at the soul level—stimulating an awakening on Earth to our greater purpose as sentient souls responsible for Earth's safe evolutionary outcome. As a part of Argo Navis and the Argo's keel, Eta is of navigational matters regarding the evolution of the entire soul collective on Earth.

Eta Carinae's impending Super Nova explosion, is a portent of evolutionary change and impels environmental preparation for such change. It also indicates that something with far greater potential and magnitude can and will birth through the human form—a far greater expression of consciousness. Eta stimulates our need to prepare for and to become capable of this greater expression of consciousness, to create an inner bio-logical environment that is capable of a higher expression of consciousness as well as one that can support such a physical birth....

Our New Moon theme is multi-fold in that it brings our attention to the need to prepare for greater evolutionary change. It brings attention to environmental resonance and to our personal environments—do they support our greatest potential. It also impels a new birth, a new expression, and it impels us to aspire for something far greater than the status quo. It motivates us to actively create our destiny rather than to passively acquiesce to the fate of a crumbling old world paradigm.

The New Eris Synodic Cycle

Our New Moon lies opposite Eris in late sidereal Pisces. The planetary alignment active here is Sun-Moon-Earth-Eris.


Eris, the Great Disruptor, has a radical and interceding nature, overturning our current perception, but with purpose, so we may expand and redefine our perceptual view of the reality in which we live. Eris, discovered in 2005 in Cetus, was responsible for the formation of the new “Dwarf Planet” classification and the reclassification of Pluto to Dwarf Planet status, the family to which Eris, Pluto and the asteroid Ceres now belong. This caused quite a commotion in both the astronomical and astrological communities. However, this proved to be appropriate as additional new Dwarf Planets were discovered shortly afterward.

Mythologically, Eris is the Greek god of strife. Eris’ daughter, Dysnomia, is the name given to the moon of Eris. Dysnomia is said to be the “spirit of lawlessness”—disruptor of civil order. Eris, however, had two daughters, Dysnomia and the opposite and peaceable one, Eunomia, who ends strife. Dysnomia is also the name given to a nominal recall (dys) disorder—a memory problem associated with naming (nouns); the inability to retrieve names when needed—”its on the tip of my tongue.”

Eris demonstrated, right from the start, her no-nonsense astrological role as the great disruptor. Although the discovery of Eris created discord at first, a new order followed with the new classification of Dwarf Planets (fitting to the theme of her daughter Eunomia). This is significant when considering Eris’ astrological character.

Discordant Eris provokes change by upsetting the status quo, by upsetting the apple cart. Although Eris can create a disrupting commotion, upsetting our existing, limiting and antiquated structures of consciousness. She opens us to see beyond the finite bounds of our current perception, beyond the bounds we place upon ourselves by arousing and challenging our egoic defenses. In doing so, we are left to redefine and reorganize our world view to embrace a far vaster reality—a view more fitting to our rapidly expanding awareness.

Eris’ discovery in Cetus, the Technobureaucratic Monster of Collective Human Consciousness, indicates Eris is disrupting the fear-driven bureaucratic world of mass consensus to help our emergence from the belly of the ole’ whale into a new world paradigm. Being a very slow mover, Eris is still making its passage through the gut of Cetus—continuing to disrupt fear-based collective human consciousness and the technobureaucratic monster driving it. Eris’ influence has been working, for the most part, at sub-conscious emotional level—perhaps continuing to increase the unrest with the status quo in the human populous.

The Sun-Earth-Eris conjunction marks the beginning of the new annual Earth-Eris synodic cycle. It adds a key facet to our Lunar Cycle theme. Eris moves very slowly so the Earth-Eris synodic themes shift ever so slightly. Eris, conjoining Revati of Pisces and Baten Kaitos, can be read about in these various articles.

The Path of Eris & The Eris Synodic Cycles 2003 - 2016
This article list synods Eris makes with other planets as well as an initial exploration of the Uranus-Eris synodic cycle and the previous one that began in 1927.

Eris, The Great Disrupter, Revati & the Global Economic Crisis
This article also has detailed charts of the Path of Eris when conjoining Revati of Pisces and Baten Kaiitos of Cetus.

The 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square transiting Natal Eris for people born between 1944 and 1988. (NEW)

Eris brings perspective to our New Moon Theme—the overturning or upsetting occurring in our existing paradigm, especially in areas associated with finance and resources, both personally and in the mass human populous, and as well in the techno-bureaucraticices of the world. This unrest adds significant motivation for us to strive for something greater than accepting the failures of the old paradigm or those of a personal nature. It may seem like a tall order now, but this overturning is not about restoring the past, it is about preparing for and ensuring the birth of a new future, personally and collectively.

 The Sun & Saturn - Hurricane Sandy Emerges - Its Path is Plotted

The Sun conjoins Saturn on October 25 (4:32 AM EDT), just before the Gibbous Moon, creating a rather sobering and somber energetic. This conjunction also marks the point of vision and realization in the current Earth-Saturn synodic cycle, presented in the March 22, 2012 Lunar Planner, with a theme similar to our New Moon of this lunar cycle.

Sun-Saturn in sidereal Libra conjoins Miaplacidus of Carina, Argo Navis. Miaplacidus, Beta Carina, is the second most important star of the Argo, after Canopus. "Mia" is of greater universal flowing waters of Source and "Placidus" is of grid-navigational-mapping. Miaplacidus involves the navigational mapping of cosmic evolutionary currents--evolutionary intelligence and how it expresses in time and space. Miaplacidus is of Astronomical-Earthgrid mapping, navigation, inner-dimensional travel, and related art-sciences and environments that support our greater evolutionary journeys in life. Living at or traveling to the right locations at the proper times in our lives is of significance to be in proper (space-time) harmony. The purpose of sacred geometry, naturally tuned architecture, and the art-sciences involving harmonics and resonance are all of significance here--many of the art-sciences that have been obscured, suppressed or lost to humanity—including the integrated knowledge of astronomy and astrology and its application in cartographical mapping on the Earth in space and time.

As Miaplacidus inspires action, movement, and the administration of evolutionary navigational matters. Theta Carina and the Theta Carina Star Cluster, working with Miaplacidus, is the library of knowledge regarding such matters.

Miaplacidus, and the stars of Carina's Diamond inspire us to find and ensure a harmonious environment in space and time (where to be when) for the pursuit of our life purpose and our greater evolutionary fulfillment and wellbeing.

Hurricane Sandy emerges off Cuba's northeast coast on the morning of October 25 and heads across the Bahamas. Computer models predict the path of the hurricane will make landfall in the northeast US coast. NOAA forecasts also warn about the Full Moon producing high tides that will increase coastal flooding.

Thursday, October 25: Hurricane Sandy hit the Bahamas after claiming 21 lives in the Caribbean, including 11 people killed in eastern Cuba. Its path is plotted.

Friday, October 26: New York declared a state of emergency ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Saturday, October 27: A State of Emergency declared in New Jersey.

Sunday, October 28: Evacuations ordered in parts of lower Manhattan, sections of Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey and Atlantic City.

Monday, October 29 (8:00 PM EDT): Hurricane Sandy makes landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey

Path of Hurricane Sandy

Weather map courtesy of The Weather Channel.

The Full Moon - Hurricane Sandy makes Landfall in New Jersey

The Full Moon of October 29 occurs in mid-sidereal Aries and is trine to Pluto in Sagittarius and semi-sextile to Uranus, activating the Uranus-Pluto Square. The Moon conjoins Hamal of Aries; Apin of Triangulum; Schedar and Caph of Cassiopeia; and Alphirk of Cepheus. This is also the location of Eris’ North Node, which may add a disruptive quality to the Full Moon....

Our Full Moon, the culmination point of our Eta Carina / Eris Lunar Cycle, brings realization that to emerge from the crumbling past requires relinquishment of any righteous attitudes of judgment, which merely entrap us in battle of this side verses that, and to look beyond the conflicts often inherent between those in authoritarian positions and those dominated or governed by them. It invites applied force to change but with an open and selfless attitude to live from a more embracing or higher truth, to accept our challenges in life, and to proceed with passion and confidence to fine the way forward.

The Lunar Eris North Node conjunction in aspect to the Uranus-Pluto square may add an unexpected disruptive element to the Full Moon, stimulating the need for revolutionary action to change. Sun sextile Pluto creates a YOD to stormy and tempestuous Hyades in mid-sidereal Taurus, catalytic of civil turbulence or pandemonium, which impels leaders to step forth.

Ceres Retrograde

Ceres begins its retrograde on October 31 in sidereal Gemini. This turns our attention inward to our need for nourishment and daily sustenance, and to that which we have to offer to support the needs of others. Ceres retrograde, which occurs from now through early February 2013, is the transition period from the previous Earth-Ceres 15-month synodic cycle to the next, which starts in the midst of the retrograde on Dec 18, 2012 in early sidereal Gemini....

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