Phoenix Mars Lander

May 25, 2008

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Phoenix Mars Lander

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander a moment before its 2008 touchdown on the arctic plains of Mars. Pulsed rocket engines control the spacecraft's speed during the final seconds of descent.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Calech/University of Arizona

This is an exploration of astronomical earthgrid alignments when the Phoenix Mars Lander touched down on Mars at 4:54 PM PDT (MST) on May 25, 2008. The Phoenix Mission launch occurred from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 5:26:34 a.m. EDT on Aug. 4, 2007. After a journey covering more than 400 million miles in 10 months, Phoenix was to land on Mars. The May 25, 2008 landing was directed by Mission Control in Pasadena, CA. At the time of touchdown, ground based operations would then be taken over by the University of Tucson. For this reason I decided to look at the alignments occurring at Tucson at the time of the Phoenix landing on Mars. The most significant finding was that Mars was over the meridian of this Arizona longitude at the time of touch down—a currious synchronicity. As I was in the process of exploring the alignments and writing this material, a friend sent me an e-mail about Mars being on the meridian (MC) of Phoenix Arizona with the Moon being opposite Mars, on the IC—obviously pointing out the synchronicity of the name of the spacecraft being the same as the city in southern Arizona. Although Tucson is a bit further south from Phoenix, the two cities are less than a degree apart in longitude, so Mars was within a degree of both cities's meridian.

The landing occurred just after the Disseminating Moon - the birth point of "manifestation and demonstration" in the lunar cycle—fitting for the mission. It also occurred during Mercury's station (with Mercury about to enter its retrograde on May 26, 8:47 AM MST/PDT). Notice the Mercury, etc - Lunar Nodes aspects.

Phoenix Mars Landing astrology chart

Sidereal Chart for Tucson Arizona at the time of Mars Landing.

The POF (Part of Fortune) plays a significant role in astronomical earthgrid space time mapping. The POF is a mathematical space-time harmonic that relates the phase of the Moon with the horizon plane of the event location: i.e., where we are in the experiential unfoldment of the Lunar Cycle (time) with the experiential plane of our experience (space). The POF is the final thing to map in the series of geometries defining the exact timing of an event or portal opening. It always nails Astronomical Earthgrid alignments down to the exact location in time. And of course, the POF brings the horizon plane (ASC-DSC / Earth latitude) into the equation as well.

The POF is calculated by taking the Sun-Moon angle (where we are in the lunar cycle / the time aspect) and either adding it or subtracting it to the ecliptical longitude of the ascendant. (The ASC-DSC axis in an astrology chart is created by the crossing of a location's horizon plane and the ecliptic plane. The horizon plane is a plane bisecting the Earth that is perpendicular to the zenith-nadir axis of a location. It is thus like the equator of any given location, creating the experiential plane of participation (the spacial aspect).

Notice in the above chart that although Mars is nearly exact to the Tucson (and Phoenix) longitude (MC) and the POF (in mid sidereal Gemini) is in a near perfect aspect to the Moon-IC, we can narrow in on the active Earthgrid location by first finding the exact Mars meridian (Mars-MC), and then find the Earth latitude where an exact Moon-POF aspect occurs. That happens to be at 111W11 / 31N53, which is about 27 miles SW of Tucson, just SW of San Xavier Mission (a place of energetic significance) - see the map below.

Alternatively, we can also find the latitude where the POF is in exact aspect to the midpoint of the Moon-IC; or in aspect to Mars-MC-IC. In the first case, with the POF in aspect to Moon-IC midpoint, the lattitude moves to Roosevelt Lake, slightly northeast of Phoenix (33N40). In the second case, with the POF in aspect to Mars-MC-IC, the latitude moves to the northern border of Arizona (36N53), just east of Page, Arizona (not shown).

Southern Arizona

Location of exact Mars-MC / Moon-POF aspect

Mars conjoins M44, the Beehive star cluster (also called the crib or manger) in the center of Cancer (the Egyptian Scarabaeus) at the Phoenix landing time. M44 is of emergence, migration, pilgrimage, finding a new dwelling—seems fitting.

The Disseminating Moon, which occurred just before this event (May 23-24) conjoined Sheliak of Lyra in late sidereal Sagittarius. The Disseminating Moon theme was presented in the May 5, 2008 Lunar Planner. It provides context for the landing, having occurred in the Disseminating Lunar Phase.

In brief, multi-spectral Sheliak marks the strings of the Lyre, inspiring holographic visualization and attunement to heavenly realms of angelic light, and the transfer of that multi-dimensional awareness through multi-media and art-sciences incorporating light, sound, and geometry. Sheliak embodies the scientific knowledge of harmonics and music—the wisdom of the art-science. In mythological lore, the Lyre was used for divine communion and healing, and Sheliak is about our tuning and being attuned for that very reason. Sheliak inspires cosmic visualization and awareness that serves to educate and illuminate.

The art sciences involved in manifesting the unprecedented success of this event were dramatically demonstrated on NASA TV's live broadcast on May 25, 2008; and on the websites listed below.

Related Links for Mars images

NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Mission:

Phoenix Mars Mission: University of Arizona: