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Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU.
AU means "Astronomical Unit." 1 AU = the distance
between the Earth and our Sun.
LD means "Lunar Distance," the average distance between Earth and Moon. 1 LD = 384,401 km or 0.00256 AU
Elenin's distance at Perigee is about 100 LD, which is = 0.256 AU
Comet Elenin has an orbital period longer than 200 years (termed a long-period comet). It is an ordinary comet, estimated to have a solid icy core about 3 or 4 kilometers in diameter.
Comet Elenin reachs its perihelion (closest point to the Sun) on September 10, 2011.
Elenin makes its synod with Earth and Uranus on Sept 26, 2011 (Sun-Elenin-Earth-Uranus alignment).
It reachs its perigee (closest point to Earth) on October 16, 2011, at which time it will be about 35 million kilometers (22 million miles) from Earth, which is about 100 times further than our Moon.
Comet Elenin is just passing by. It poses absolutely NO threat to Earth.
The video below shows Comet Elenin's path through the heavens as seen from Earth from the New Moon of July 30, 2011 through the New Moon Oct 27, 2011.
The following video shows the paths of Juno, the asteroid of covenant relationships, and Comet Elenin prior to the time of the above video. "Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1), was first detected on Dec. 10, 2010 by Leonid Elenin, an observer in Lyubertsy, Russia, who made the discovery "remotely" using the ISON-NM observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico." (NASA quote). The video below starts on Dec. 10, 2010, the date of discovery, and continues through Oct 22, 2011.
Shortly after discovery, Elenin and the asteroid Juno begin synchronous retrogrades during which Elenin and Juno make a one time conjunction (on March 28, 2011) at the hind foot of the Lion (Sigma Leo). This conjunction occurred just after the new Earth-Juno synodic cycle that began in late Leo on March 12, 2011. The theme of the Earth-Juno synodic cycle was presented in the March 4, 2011 Lunar Planner. I did not discuss Elenin in that text, however it is interesting to note in hindsight. Generally, comets tend to have stimulating astrological effects.
About Synodic Cycles
Synodic Cycles are created when two (or more) planets align in their orbits around the Sun. The synodic cycle theme, defined by the planets involved and the star alignments at the time, will unfold until the two planets align again, marking the completion of the synodic cycle and the beginning of the next one.
There are many synodic cycles with unique astrological themes occurring simultaneously, creating a harmonic symphony of creative unfoldment in consciousness. Synodic cycles can be thought of as longer-term underlying currents, much like the backdrop chorus of a symphony, providing the underlying astrological context guiding our evolution. Learn the basics about Synodic Cycles & Synodic Astrology.
Juno and Elenin complete their retrogrades on May 1, 2011 and May 28, 2011. Juno then begins its journey to catch up and conjoin with Saturn and the Dwarf Planet Haumea (pronounced how-MAY-ah), occurring in mid-September of 2011 (better seen in the above video). The Juno-Saturn-Haumea conjunction (and the ensuing compounded synodic cycles) mobilize a significant shift for relationships. There is an excerpt about this from the September 2011 Lunar Planner below.
Notice as well (in this video or in the above video) how Comet Elenin almost catches up with Juno to join in on this event, however, it stations as it swings around the Sun (at its perihelion on Sept 10) beginning its retrograde just a couple of degrees before Juno. It then begins its journey toward its synod (inferior conjunction with the Sun, the Sun-Elenin-Earth alignment), occurring on Sept 26, 2011, and then reaches its Perigee (closest distance to Earth) on Oct 16, 2011, and crosses Earth's orbit on its journey away from the inner realm of our solar system. (See Orbital images below.)
Comet Elenin's inferior conjunction can be seen in the both star chart videos when the Sun and Elenin conjoin. The inferior conjunction occurs between Elenin's Perihelion and Perigee, which can be seen in the orbital video at the top of this page.
Videos by Nick Anthony Fiorenza, www.lunarplanner.com
The point here is to reveal how Comet Elenin created a stimulus or energetic nudge to Juno in late March of 2011 when the two conjoined, during Juno's retrograde, just as the Earth-Juno synodic cycle began in the diversionary energetics of late sidereal Leo (hind of the Lion); and thus for relationships and partnerships of all types. Elenin's stimulus thus became a part of the the new Earth-Juno cycle, perhaps stimulating partnerships to "shift gears" in preparation for the August-September Juno-Saturn-Haumea alignments, impelling a "new birth in partnerships" to engage in a new level of responsible, grounded, and concretized expressions in the world.
Juno, the asteroid of covenant partnerships, Saturn, and the newly discovered Dwarf Planet Haumea made a compounded synod in sidereal Virgo in the last lunar cycle. This began a new many-year cycle with a theme created by the synthesis of these three planetary energetics nesting in Virgo’s stellar backdrop. This sets in motion a new evolutionary undercurrent in our lives, especially for relationships and partnerships of all types. In our current lunar cycle, the three conjoin, kicking off this new cycle and impelling and supporting a new birth for partnerships in concretized and stable expressions.
Juno and Saturn conjoin on September 17-18. Juno and Haumea conjoin on September 19. Saturn and Haumea conjoin on September 21-22. The new compound synodic cycle was presented in the previous July 30, 2011 Lunar Planner (currently available to subscribers only) (excerpt follows).
Saturn, Juno and Haumea begin a new compounded synodic cycle, which sets in motion a new evolutionary undercurrent in our lives. The Saturn-Haumea synod occurs on the Crescent Moon (actually a couple hours leading into it). The Moon synergistically conjoins Juno, Saturn and Haumea following the Crescent Moon. The Juno-Haumea synod occurs on August 9, a few days later and after First Quarter Moon. The Juno-Saturn synod then occurs on August 11.
The Saturn-Haumea synodic cycle is about 32.4 years in duration. The Juno-Saturn synodic cycle is about 5.5 years; and the Juno-Haumea synodic cycle is about 4.4 years.
Saturn is of structure, form and time. Saturn's force tends to solidify and concretize, to halt that which is moving. Saturn is slow and methodical. It imparts a need to be responsible, accountable, dependable and stable. Saturn also forces us to confront our fears and address our karmic issues.
Saturn, in its clear and evolved expression, provides the ability to create a solid foundation and stable form. It brings the capacity for concentration and moderation and the ability to apply past principles and knowledge constructively. Saturn instills confidence in one's knowledge; and honors family and soul heritage. More about Saturn.
Juno, goddess of love, is the asteroid of covenant relationships, soul colleagues, and true lovers. In the astrological chart, Juno indicates the nature of the issues and opportunities in significant relations of all sorts: those that are of a personal nature to those of political leaders and nations of the world. Mature Juno is diplomatic, tactful, cooperative, and mutually trusting. Mature Juno expresses with a sense of equality within self that provides the ability to draw true partners and those of equality into one’s life. There is an acceptance of another’s truth or opinion without need to challenge or debate. There is an ability to honor and support others in their own choices and decisions. Mature Juno expresses in mutual support and unconditional love to allow each other to grow and change through whatever issues surface. Potential Juno issues can manifest as superiority / inferiority complexes and inequality issues. More about Juno.
The Dwarf Planet Haumea (pronounced how-MAY-ah) was discovered on Dec 28, 2004. Haumea has two moons, Hi'iaka (pronounced HEE-'ee-AH-kah) and Namaka (pronounced nah-MAH-kah).
Haumea is the goddess of childbirth and fertility in Hawaiian mythology. Her many children sprang from different parts of her body. She takes many different forms and has experienced many different rebirths. Martha Warren Beckworth suggests the name Haumea more naturally comes from Hanaumea, meaning "sacred birth." Hence we have an essence of "purity" or a birth of specialness, the ability to produce a fresh or clear state of consciousness.
Haumea's propensity is to intercede with dynamic motion from a state of equilibrium and poise to support a new birth in consciousness, especially the use of the fundamental primordial forces of life. Haumea also appears to motivate action to reorient world powers' militaristic destructive use of power and resources into a nurturing force that supports and protects life, home and family; and that aids humanity's emergence into a spiritually and primordial aware state of being. At a personal level, Haumea inspires the application of our personal attributes and resources for these same principles. More about Haumea.
This new compounded synod occurs in sidereal Virgo. Juno and Saturn lie in Virgo and Haumea lies north of the ecliptic on the Foot of Bootes. Conjoining stars are Theta Virgo; Seginus and Muphrid of Bootes; and Kraz of Corvus.
Boötes, stands over the Virgin and is the Virgin’s consort and protector. The stars of Bootes are of strength and responsibility. Boötes functions not by outward force but by spiritual awareness and astute intuitive prowess in the application of the knowledge (Nekkar, the Head of Boötes) about environmental issues and transcendent subtle forces. Boötes’ action is based from a place of wisdom, receptivity and sensitivity to the situation at hand, action associated with planning, preparation, and strategy.
"Gamma-ray bursts are the Universe's most luminous explosions. Most occur when massive stars run out of fuel. As a star collapses, it creates a black hole or neutron star that, through processes not fully understood, drives powerful gas jets outward. As the jets shoot into space, they strike gas previously shed by the star and heat it, thereby generating bright afterglows. The jets of the gamma-ray burst (GRB) were aimed almost directly at the Earth, at almost the speed of light. This burst was so intense that, despite happening halfway across the Universe, it could have been seen briefly with the unaided eye." (ESO 08/08).
Seginus is the left shoulder of Boötes and it conjoins Muphrid, the left foot of Boötes. Seginus and Muphrid inspire responsible action to provide personal and intimate support by making possible and ensuring proper energetic environments and physical conditions are created, maintained and not interfered with by meddling forces. Seginus will not hesitate to rebel against manipulative authority; yet this is to ensure an unadulterated and pure birth can occur form the Virgin, that is, so that souls have the opportunity to express their highest potential and can achieve evolutionary fulfillment.
One of the brightest stellar explosions ever seen occurred in March of 2008--called a gamma-ray burst (GRB 080319B). It conjoined Seginus and Muphrid in Boötes, and was just south of Seginus. This explosion energized and emphasized the theme of Seginus of Boötes for humanity in 2008. Its is also interesting to note that this is the ecliptical longitude of Makemake’s aphelion; and its was slightly later that year that began the avalanche of events catalyzing the restructuring of the financial banking arena and the exposure of massive fraudulent activity in that arena. This began with the Uranus opposition to Makemake and Saturn starting in the latter half of 2008, with the Uranus-Makemake opposition continuing into early 2011.
Corvus is of high intelligence, ingenuity, imagination, insight and adaptability. The brains of Ravens are among the largest of any bird species. They are problem solvers, inventors and are highly opportunistic. Corvus is the keeper of secrets and a knowledge holder, but is also a prophetic revealer--the "raven messenger bird" to those who are spiritually and physically attuned, and who ask and listen. Corvus reminds us to pay attention to the signs or messages naturally expressing through the world around us moment-by-moment. The signs found in the simplest of life experience can have meaning if we are willing to be attentive to them. In fact, we can even ask to receive guidance simply by briefly holding the intent to inquire and then letting it go. It is the sincere projection of clear intent that vibrationally invokes a response from the world around us. Corvus is a protector as well, of both the animal and human worlds, and will forewarn of approaching danger to avert unnecessary mishaps, as well as to affirm fortuitous opportunities, meetings or events so we may act accordingly. Corvus invites us to maintain acute attentiveness to everything occurring around us; to read the signs in the moment occurring in our everyday lives; and to adapt accordingly.
Conjoining Algorab and Kraz of Corvus is Quasar 3C279, which lies exactly on the ecliptic plane, along the spinal column of the Virgin, its spinal placement again articulating the natural mechanism or neurology of subtle energy communication.
Quasars (Quasi-Stellar-Radio-Source) are not only visible objects, but they emit a wide band of photons (light particles) throughout the electromagnetic spectra, from the infrared up through human's visible range of light, through the ultra-violet (UV), the gamma rays range, and into the radio range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Their multi-spectral emanations tend to stimulate an awareness that extends beyond or pierces our rather narrow band of visual perception, thereby offering new non-conforming possibilities of conceptual thought. They can express as images or non-conforming forms that can draw us into a transcendent perceptual exploration, which then motivates new behavior or a new expression fitting to our expanded awareness. In general, we might think of quasars as providing stimulus for alternative creative conception and expression.
Quasar 3C279 can manifest as imagery in the natural world for those perceptive enough that can be interpreted as "messages through nature," which must be listened to and acted upon, as nature’s expression is the guidance itself at this zodiakal longitude.
This Saturn-Juno-Haumea compounded energetic may be quite synergistic. It may motivate partnerships to create new and sustainable business structures with lasting value. A Juno and Saturn synthesis alone impels the formation of solid and grounded relationships; as well as motivating realistic, well defined and well thought out approaches in partnerships. Haumea’s additional presence adds a dynamic force to produce a new and purer expression through these types of partnerships that is supportive of and in harmony with the natural world. The conjoining stars invite astute attentiveness to messages expressing through the natural world and action that supports progressive personal and collective fulfillment though working relationships. This synthesis supports a practical focus to create an integrated sense of wholeness in our relationships and in how we interrelate.
Comet Elenin makes its synod with Earth on September 26, 2011. This synod coincides with the Earth-Uranus synod, which occurs just hours before. Thus, Comet Elenin adds it energetic stimulus to the new Uranus Synodic Cycle.
A synod is seen looking from the Sun. The (heliocentric) star chart to left shows Earth, Uranus and Comet Elenin looking from the Sun. The compounded synod occurs in sidereal Pisces, under the auspices of Lacerta the Lizard, gate-keeper to our Primordial Origins, and under the auspices of the Great Square of Pegasus; and conjoining Diphda of Cetus.
Excerpt from the August 29, 2011 Lunar Planner
The Sun, Earth and Uranus align on September 25-26, 2011 marking the start of the new year-long Earth-Uranus synodic cycle. The last Uranus synod occurred on September 21, 2010 (coinciding with the start of the new 13.5-year Jupiter-Uranus synodic cycle, creating a significant shift in our evolutionary cycles--presented in the the September 8, 2010 Lunar Cycle. Uranus has been making its passage over the Vernal Point of Earth’s Precessional Crosscreating a significant shift in our more embracing precessionaly-based ~25,000-year precessional cycle (also water related).
The Earth-Uranus synods progress about four degrees through the ecliptic. This synod, also in early sidereal Pisces, conjoins Diphda (Beta) and Iota of Cetus. Also of influence is Eta Cepheus and Eta Horologium.
Diphda (Beta) (and Iota) of Cetus the sea monster form the thrashing tail of the techno-bureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness, the sea monster about to devour Andromeda in the story of Andromeda and the Royal family. Diphda creates a strong emotional turbulence, bringing the potential to get knocked down and thrashed around due to the inability to lift one’s self (fly) above (Algenib-wing of Pegasus) the dramatics of the intense psycho-emotional forces of the human world and its bureaucracies. The stars of Cetus comprise a principal part of the theme of watery sidereal Pisces.
Conjoining Diphda are Eta Cepheus and Eta Horologium. They articulate that there is impending time along with a need for aid to slip by the dangers of the trashing tail of the techno-bureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness.
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