Sunday, April 17, 2011


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SAN FRANCISCO - January 30, 1847
Scorpio Rises, rulers Mars in Sagittarius in the 2nd house and Pluto in Aries in the 6th house, where it forms a Cardinal T-Square, expressing energies that are destined to regenerate the city.

Mercury opposition Moon, both squared by Pluto in Cardinal Fire sign Aries, the energy being siphoned off by Pluto's trine to Mars in Mutable Fire sign Sagittarius.

The Great Earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906 had a magnitude of 7.9, toppling buildings and causing a fire that is remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the USA.  The death toll was estimated to be above 3,000 and remains the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history.

On the fateful day in the early morning hour of 5:12 a.m., transiting Pluto conjoined the Fixed Star Bellatrix in Orion's left shoulder  (known for its misfortune) and formed an opposition to natal Mars; transiting Mars was inconjunct natal Mars; 4th house planets were activated along with other planetary aspects, creating strong rallying forces to the powerful Pluto/Mars opposition.  The timer Moon set the earthquake in motion when it conjoined Saturn, co-ruler of the 4th house.

Here is a video of a 105-year old film clip of a cable car ride in SF filmed just four days before the earthquake.  The camera was mounted on the front of the cable car as it's traveling down the street so that you get the impression that you are really there.

Then a few days later:

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