Super Typhoon Haiyan
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded

November 7-8 2013

Occurring in the November 3, 2013
Hybrid Solar Eclipse Lunar Cycle
Volcanic activity increases world wide.

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Typhoon Haiyan from the International Space Station

Typhoon Haiyan from the International Space Station
By Astronaut Karen L. Nyberg November 9, 2013

Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines in the early hours of November 8, 2013 (Local Time) with 195 per hour ground-speed winds with gusts rising to 235 mph, and surge waves from 13 to 19 feet. UN estimates Typhoon Haiyan affected more than 10 million people. More than 4 million have been displaced, at leaast 5,000 people have died, and many thousands are injured or missing.

"This is at the top end of any tropical system that we've seen on our planet," said Bryan Norcross, The Weather Channel's hurricane specialist.

EUMETSAT Image of Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan EUMETSAT Earth Observation Portal

"The destruction across the islands was catastrophic and widespread. For a time, storm clouds covered the entire Philippines, stretching 1,120 miles—the distance between Florida and Canada—and tropical storm-force winds covered an area the size of Germany." (CNN)

"The combined force of the typhoon and storm surge devastated Tacloban, the capitial city of Leyte, with a population of more than 220,000. Many buildings have been flattened and piles of debris are now hampering relief efforts." The storm surge coincided with a high tide (due to the lunar perigee) forcing water levels up to about 5 meters (~16 ft.) as the storm devastated Tacloban. (Source BBC November 20) About 70-80% of homes have been destroyed on the island of Leyte. All communication systems were affected, and food and water is minimal. Over 600 schools were destroyed in the affected region according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Typhoon Haiyan comes at the confluence of several key planetary configurations. Before exploring the event itself, to provide context, the following is an excerpt from the Introductory Synopsis of the November 3, 2013 Lunar Planner.

November 3, 2013 New Moon Eclipse Astrological Chart

New Moon - Sidereal Fagan-Bradley
Subtract 0° 14' for the Galactic Ayanamsa
©2013 Nick Anthony Fiorenza


This lunar cycle is pivotal, one of the most potent in years.... It starts with our New Moon of November 3, 2013, which produces a rare and dramatic "Hybrid Solar Eclipse"....

There is a confluence of several planetary placements occurring on and around the Solar Eclipse that make this event extremely significant, dynamic and intense. These include the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Saturn and the Lunar Nodes, all of which conjoin; the Uranus-Pluto Square; Mars opposite Chiron; and with Juno squaring the Lunar Nodes... (which can be seen in the chart and in Graphic Ephemeris below).

2013 Graphic Ephemeris

There are also several extremely significant events occurring within this eclipse lunar cycle that create a primary turning in the month of November. The primary one is the Uranus-Pluto synodic square. Although the Uranus-Pluto geocentric square (seen from Earth's view) occurs from 2012 through 2015 with seven exact squares, the synodic (heliocentric) square (seen from the Sun) is a one-time event. It is the actual first quarter transition point in the 138-year Uranus-Pluto cycle that began in the mid-1960s. The synodic square creates a principle shift in the harmonic resonance within this cycle and a primary shift in Earth's geological resonance, which subsequently changes the currents driving Earth's collective consciousness. November 2013 marks the transition from external stimulus motivating action, into the several-year period ahead, one of demonstrable action catalyzing revolutionary change in many facets of human society.

In addition to the Uranus-Pluto Synodic Square, massive and mobilizing Jupiter also moves into position at the same time to create its synodic opposition to Pluto, and its synodic square to Uranus. This means that we have a very powerful heliocentric T-square creating an expansive mobilizing resonance throughout our Solar System.

The Jupiter-Pluto opposition marks the mid-point of vision and realization in the 13-year Jupiter-Pluto synodic cycle that began in November of 2007. The Jupiter-Pluto synod occurring then, at the Gate of God of Earth's Precessional Cross in early sidereal Sagittarius, initiated a principal cycle stimulating an expansive mobilization of a catabolic process to deconstruct antiquated behavioral patterns, false beliefs and cover-ups obscuring a greater truth destined to emerge.

The Jupiter-Uranus synodic square is the first square (much like the first square occurring now in the much longer Uranus-Pluto cycle) of the 13.5-year Jupiter-Uranus synodic cycle that began in September of 2010. The Jupiter-Uranus synod occurring then, at the Vernal Point of Earth's Precessional Cross in early sidereal Pisces, initiated another principal cycle stimulating an awakening in the human populous to create and prepare for wide sweeping revolutionary change.

The Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto Heliocentric T-Square

The 2008 Jupiter-Pluto synod and the 2010 Jupiter-Uranus synod, due to these events occurring upon principle nodes of Earth's Precessional Cross, were blatant astrological heralds indicative of primary evolutionary change to occur throughout their respective 13-year cycles. These two cycles also nest within the theme and energetic of the longer Uranus-Pluto cycle. The November 2013 confluence of the Uranus-Pluto Synodic Square, the Jupiter-Pluto Synodic Opposition, and the Jupiter-Uranus Synodic Square, forming this T-square, actualize the start of an avalanche of evolutionary change to accelerate over the months and years ahead, especially when this energetic fully engages with the geocentric Mars-Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto Grand Square occurring in April 2014.

The heliocentric T-square along with the Solar Eclipse occurring near the lunar perigee indicates a potential increase of seismic resonances, tidal forces, and a potential increase in solar flare activity throughout this lunar cycle.... (published just before the New Moon Eclipse of November 3, 2013.)

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan map

Typhoon Haiyan

Timeline of Events

• Uranus-Pluto 4th geocentric square aspecting the Sun-Retrograde Mercury conjunction (Mercury synod) (nesting between the North Lunar Node and Saturn), Mars, Juno and Chiron - Nov 1-3
• New Moon Hybrid Solar Eclipse - Nov 3, 12:50 UT
• The Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto heliocentric T-square is already quite active and the squares are now within less than a 1° orb.

• A low pressure area develops east of the Micronesia islands.
The area intensifies into a Tropical Depression. Typhoon warning is issued for the islands of Palau and Micronesia. - Nov 2-3 (local time)
• The Depression is upgraded to a tropical storm (named Haiyan). - Nov 4, 00:00 UT
• The storm rapidly intensifies to typhoon status in Micronesia, heading for the Philippines. - Nov 5, 18:00 UT
• The storm becomes a Category 5 super typhoon as it passes over and devestates the island of Kayangel in Palau. - Nov 6

The Ruins in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan

The Ruins in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan.
Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images AsiaPac

• Sun-Saturn conjunction: Wed, Nov 6, 12:00 UT
• Crescent Moon: Wed, Nov 6, 21:06 UT

• Haiyan enters the Philippine Area. - Nov 7 

• Mn-Venus; Thu, Nov 7, 00:21 UT
• Jupiter Retrograde; Thu, Nov 7, 04:50 UT
• Mn-Pluto (square Uranus); Thu, Nov 7, 13:30 UT

• Haiyan makes landfall as a peak Category 5 typhoon near Guiuan on the south-east tip of Samar - Nov 7, 20:40 UT (Nov 8, 4:40 AM CCT)
• Haiyan makes landfall on Leyte devestating Tacloban, Palo, Dulag and surrounding areas - Nov 7, 23:00 UT (7:00 AM CCT)
• Crosses northern Cebu - Nov 8, 01:40 UT (9:40 AM CCT)
• Crosses Bantayan Island Nov 8, 02:40 UT (10:40 AM CCT)
• Landfall at Conception, Iloilo Nov 8, 04:00 UT (12:00 Noon CCT)
• Leaves land at Tibiao, Antique Nov 8, 07:00 UT (3:00 PM CCT)
The wind speeds drop significantly to around 150kph as Haiyan approaches Vietnam and Southern China (Hainan).

Satellite Animations and Corresponding Planetary Aspects Charts

Key planetary placements to observer in the animated charts below, especially when conjoining or prominently aspecting the angles of the locations, ASC-DSC (Horizon Plane) and MC-IC (Meridian), include:

• The Uranus-Pluto Square

• Jupiter (Jupiter is also key for two primary reasons: It is in its station (Retrograde Nov 7), and because of the very significant Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto heliocentric T-square.

• The Sun Mercury Saturn Lunar Node stellium. Mercury is also in its station (returning Direct on Nov 10) and also aspecting Neptune.

• The Moon, which triggers the Uranus-Pluto Square by conjoining Pluto (Nov 7, 13:30 UT), This is principal lunar trigger occurring in the formation of this storm. Lunar Perigee occurs on Nov 6, 9:29 UT at 365361 km.

• Also note Uranus resides in mid sidereal Pisces, the heart of the thrashing waters of the Aquatic segment of the heavens. The Hybrid Eclipse is of course of significance as is the Moon near its perigee at the time of the eclipse. Planetary configurations, star alignments and their meaning are presented in detail in the Nov 3, 2013 Lunar Planner.

• All Charts are Sidereal. Equal House is used to better see aspect geometries.
Note to Tropical Astrologers: Planetary aspects and their orientation to the location's Local Cross (ASC-DSC / MC-IC) are the same in a tropical chart.

Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines
November 7, 2013 10:57 UT to 17:30 UT
Chart Location: 10N30 128E00 Frame Rate: 10 min/sec

Typhoon Haiyan moving through the Philippines
November 7, 18:57 UT to November 8, 01:57 UT
Chart Location: 11N00 125E00 Frame Rate: 10 min/sec

Haiyan's landfall upon Leyte and devestation to Tacloban is explored in more detail below.

Typhoon Haiyan leaving the Philippines
November 8, 2013 04:57 UT to 11:30 UT
Chart Location: 11N45 121E30 Frame Rate: 10 min/sec

The islands of Samar and Leyte Philippine map

The islands of Samar and Leyte are
the worst areas effected, although the Cyclone continued across five other Philippine islands before winds dropped to 130 mph.

This is a few second clip of a 1 hour time span as the eye of Cyclone Haiyan makes landfall on Leyte Island devastating the city of Tacloban and surrounding areas. The chart coordinates are the location of Tacloban. The chart starts at 6:30 AM CCT and ends at 7:30 AM CCT (local time), (Nov 7, 22:30 UT to 23:30 UT).

Notice Neptune (Poseidon) passing under the IC (opposite MC), which aptly articulates the city's foundation being inundated by 16 foot waves.

Mars then crosses the MC, in a part of the zodiak (latter sidereal Leo) associated with high and devastating winds. Mars is sextile (60°) to Saturn conjoining the Sun and is trine to the Moon, which is now 60° from the Sun, just after Crescent Moon. Most significantly are two YODs as Mars approaches the MC. One is the Yod to Uranus. The other is the Yod to the DSC formed by Moon-Pluto and Sun-Saturn-North Node-Mercury.

These are just a few points of significance. Notice aspects occurring with the POF as well. The POF is a mathematical point (a spacetime harmonic) in the ecliptic that relates the lunar phase partile (Sun-Moon angle), which defines where we are in the lunar cycle (time) with the horizon plane of a location (space). POF aspects almost always define major events to within minutes if not seconds. Of course in this case the devastation occurs over a long period of time. You can however see a myriad of primary planetary configurations in all of the animated charts. This is but one example.

Another element to consider is Comet ISON, which is not shown in the charts. At the time of Cyclone Haiyan, ISON is conjoining Vesta (within 2°), Ceres and Makemake (the latter not shown as well). This conjunction is shown in a video in an article listed below.

November 7, 2013 22:30 UT to 23:30 UT
Chart Location: Tacloban. Frame Rate: 5 min/sec

Typhoon Haiyan caused maximum damage to Tacloban.

Typhoon Haiyan has caused maximum damage
to the coastal city of Tacloban (BBC)

Volcanic activity increases world wide:

Mount Sinabung Erupts November 14, 2013

Mount Sinabung Erupts November 14, 2013

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Additional geophysical events occurring in the potent November 3, 2013 Eclipse Lunar Cycle

Two Volcanos in Indonesia Erupt:

Nov. 18, 2013 - Mount Sinabung erupts in North Sumatra shooting an ash cloud 8000 meters (5 miles) into the sky. Tens of thousands of hectares of farmland have been affected. A new explosion was reported Nov 20 (around 7:30 UT), sending an ash plume to estimated 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude. This new phase of explosive eruptions began on Oct 23, 16:20 local time, intensifying on Oct 24 and continuing through November. Sumatra, Indonesia: 3.17°N / 98.39°E / 2460 m (8,071 ft)

On the main island of Java, Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano, erupted with a column of ash and smoke around 2,000 meters high.
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E / 2968 m (9,737 ft)

Nov. 15-16, 2013 - Colima Volcano in Mexico increases activity and lava flows. Colima is one of the most active and one of the potentially most dangerous ones in Central America. Western Mexico: 19.51°N / -103.62°W / 3850 m / 12,631 ft.

November 16-17 - Mt. Etna Erupts lighting up Sicily with 600 meter plumes. YouTube Sicily, Italy: 37.75°N / 14.99°E / approx. 3350 m

An Erupting Volcano births a new island in the Pacific Ocean in Japan’s Izu island chain.

Nov 17, 2013 06:34:14 - 7.8 Scotia Sea Earthquake, preceded by a 6. 8 quake on Nov 16. (Algol Full Moon) (Article below)

Nov 25, 2013 06:27:33 UT - 7.0 South Atlantic Earthquake (Last Quarter Moon)

Volcano Data from:
Earthquake Data from USGS:

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The Scotia Sea 7.8 Earthquake November 17, 2013

The Spectacular Arrival of Comet ISON - The Astronomy and Astrology

Redefining the Administrative Use of Power & Resources
& the Great Turning in April 2014 - The Message of Mars & Comet ISON
and the Mars, Ceres and Vesta Synchronous Retrogrades with Makemake and Haumea

Revolution & Revelation: The Uranus-Pluto Square 2012-2015

The November 3, 2013 Hybrid Solar Eclipse Lunar Cycle