Sunday August 5 at 10:31 pm California time the 1 ton Mars rover Curiosity Lands safely on Mars.
Costing 2 Billion and taking over 8 years of research, the explorer robot started streaming dusty live photos from Mars. The maneuvers necessary for Curiosity’s landing are phenomenal, in a few minutes the spacecraft changes shape like a toy Transformer six times, slowing from 13,000 mph to 1.7 mph while using 76 pyrotechnic devices, ropes, knives and the largest supersonic parachute ever built.
Mars varies in its distance from earth but this time was 350 million miles away. It takes 14 minutes for sound to travel to the vehicle from earth so Curiosity had to land itself on auto pilot. This is a big deal as most Mars exploration missions have ended in failure. It took MARS energized curiosity to do this mission. The first one of its kind.
REAL MARTIAN TRIANGLE visible in the Sky
synchronicity is with us as Sunday evening Mars also put on a special showing as it forms what is known as a MARTIAN TRIANGLE in the sky, aligning with Saturn and the bright blue giant Star SPICA in the constellation of VIRGO. Mars Saturn and Spica form an equilateral triangle. Spica, the main star in the constellation of VIRGO the virgin is a massive Binary Star on the other side of our galactic spiral arm. Virgo is the largest constellation in the sky. But they all shine with the same magnitude.
A Martian Trinagle sounds like a Male Pubic Triangle to me, something kinda sexy, don’t you think?
It’s definitely a RED LETTER Day.
Is this a sign of Martial law coming?
IN ASTROLOGY TERMS
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the MOON is in the Sign of ARIES in western Tropical Astrology and that’s the 1st sign always about new beginnings. Aries is ruled by the RED planet. The Chart for the exact landing of curiosity shows a 14 degrees ARIES Ascendant, ruled by Mars which is sitting hovering on the Descendant opposite at 19 degrees of LIBRA fairly close to Saturn the reality planet at 24 degrees.
The Mars Saturn combo is a hard one but in this case really depicts Mars-action, desire, men and Saturn-discipline,reality working together. It was 8 years of work and that’s Saturn testing to get Curiosity safely landed on Mars.
The chart shows Uranus the hHi-tech, freedom planet at 8 degrees Retrograde of Aries near to the Ascendant squaring Pluto at 7 degrees Retro of Capricorn at the top of the chart. Yes U.S. Inventiveness puts them in a power position in the world’s eyes.
Venus at 28 degree of Gemini is conjunct the NORTH STAR POLARIS and directly opposite the Galactic Center in Sagittarius.
Venus forms a Grand Trine with Neptune at 2 degrees of PISCES- space-and Saturn. Jupiter in Gemini is also Trine to Mars- Jupiter rules Sagittarius expansion, luck to Mars itself.
The North Node at 2 degrees of Sagittarius is squaring Neptune. THE NORTH NODE has been in SAGITTARIUS for the last 2. 5 years is all about expanding horizons, travel, space, adventure, the centre of our Galaxy is in Sagittarius both Tropical and Sidereal. This mission represents a literal dream come true.
Just for Old times sake here’s a few Mars Movie posters.
Mars and the Olympics
Mars rules men in Astrology. And everything to do with the Sign of ARIES, being FIRST. And Yes MARS also figures prominently in most athlete’s charts. Record Olympic GOLD medal champion is Michael PHELPS, a Cancer Sun with yes you guessed in MARS 6 degrees away from his Sun at 14 degrees, right on the U.S. Sun and Fixed Star Sirius. I will write about what makes Michael’s astrology chart so outstanding in the next article or so. Mars also rules the sign of SCORPIO traditionally with modern co-ruler PLUTO. Mars rules fire and everything related to it, energy, life force, initiating,action, libido, passion, power, control, machismo, strength, force, war, anger, fighting martial, the army, death, danger, adventure, excitation, you get the picture.
and here’s beautiful apropos pieceof music,Nasa Mission Mythodeau from 2001 by Vangelis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm0noyQpzEY&feature=related
I’m going to think about Martian fashions….
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