Astrology Horoscope of the Volcanic Ash Plume from Iceland
The horoscopes for the 2nd eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull are discussed below the paragraphs describing the present situation as at 17 April 2010 caused by the Iceland volcanic ash cloud hanging over Europe. The horoscopes for the March 2010 eruption have been posted here.
|The astrological charts for this event took some time to set up because I could not find published articles on the Internet which quoted the exact time of the swarm of earthquakes which led to this eruption until quite late this afternoon, apart from this only one official source.|
Northern and Western Europe has had no flying planes for several days owing to the Icelandic Volcano Ash Plume travelling over it. This is the first time airspace has been forbidden for more than three days since 9/11. Thankfully, owing to this measure, no plane has crashed after ingesting molten lava dust which turns to glass when clogging aircraft engines. It once happened that a British Airways plane lost all 4 engines in a volcano ash cloud. Luckily, the crew just about managed to restart the engines before crashing and all were saved - video reconstructing the flight of BA009 in three parts 1, 2, 3 (warning, viewers discretion applies, it's very realistic).
The airlines are not complaining that much at the moment despite this difficult situation. Either they lose money not flying planes, or they lose money in litigation if planes crash flying in the ash cloud. The accountants must have made their sums! (Graph/Picture: Forecast for Volcanic Ash in Iceland for period 22 to 24 May 2010).
Astrologically speaking, they are two distinct volcanoes. The vulcanologists themselves emphasize that their geology is different. The fear resides in the fact that when Eyjafjallajökull wakes up, its lava melts the ice cap on top of Katla, adding to geological pressure capable of waking up Katla. Going back to the astrology charts for the 1st eruption, Neptune and Chiron were placed on the IC and this position did show the possibility of flooding.
The 2nd eruption happened very close to an Aries New Moon, when Moon was square the Nodes. Sun is angular to the DSC from the VIth. Uranus in Pisces in the Vth makes a quincunx to the Asc and a sesqui-square to the MC. Both aspects become exact within minutes of the first earthquakes of the swarm.
The burning Mars-Pluto quincunx is separating (it was exact 2 days previously) which it must have been when magma started to move upwards. Mars in Leo is in the IXth, as well as the South Node Ketu in Cancer.
At the time of the chart at 22h59m, the lava starts going upwards to the glacier. It is still underground. ASC is at the end of Libra.
|.||Turning to the heliocentric chart at 22h59m, there are many indications that show something big is coming: there's a formidable opposition between Mercury (conjunct Mars), both in Virgo, and Jupiter in Pisces. Mars in Virgo - burning earth and making ashes (ashes on the ground) which are carried with Mercury. If one cares to use the minor planets, it's in fact a grand square which involves Ceres and Juno also. Saturn is dignified in Libra and applies to the square of Pluto in Capricorn (fire in the earth) which will be complete in June. With the proviso that one could perhaps use houses in helio charts, Uranus in Pisces (shaking water) is exactly quincunx the airy Libran ASC while Neptune in Aquarius (fog) trines the same ASC.|
This eruption heralded the start of the volcanic ash plume as well as floods down the valley. Eruptions have continued and the scientists are duly worried as some of the earthquakes in the last few days have been strong. Astrologically speaking, there are a number of problematic aspects becoming exact at the end of April and beginning of May. And a few more in June also. Trying to pinpoint an end to the cloud over Europe is difficult. As it is also not easy to determine whether the volcano will get back to sleep or whether is has just started to wake up Katla. In addition, Mercury has turned retrograde just after this new eruption. It's quite typical of transport problems, but it also means that we don't have all of the information to be able to assess the situation in an objective manner.
I like to be optimistic, although a comparison with Iceland's Independence Astrology Chart shows that there may be difficult moments ahead for Iceland. One might wonder however, if this is the proper chart to compare it with, because at the moment, the trouble the volcano is causing is not really happening in Iceland, but elsewhere in Europe. Sure, there are going to be damages in Iceland, if only those roads that had to be broken to let the flood go more freely. The agriculture in that area will also suffer. That being said, and apart from the few tourists that courted death by going too near the volcano or getting lost in the mountains, the volcano has, for the moment, not caused huge problems for Iceland.
The heliocentric comparison of the chart of Iceland with that of this 2nd volcanic eruption is not so bad... except that transiting Saturn is sitting on the ASC of Iceland's chart, and that may well indicate that the problem will be long-lasting. I could be wrong, but the possibility of awakening Katla is not the greatest as taken from the chart. The helio of Mercury-Mars-Vesta to Iceland's Mars is finished and will not come back for a long while.
Before you go read the serious scientific links further down, here are a few Iceland volcano jokes collected The Telegraph. Have fun!
- I see that America has declared war on Iceland. Apparently they are accusing them of harbouring a “weapon of ash eruption”.
- It was the last wish of the Icelandic economy that its ashes be spread over Europe.
- Iceland goes bankrupt, then it manages to set itself on fire. This has insurance scam written all over it.
- Iceland, we wanted your cash, not your ash.
- Waiter, there's volcanic ash in my soup. I know, it's a no-fly zone.
- Richard Curtis is working on a new rom-com about people stuck in an airport who fall in love. The working title is "Lava Actually".
- I came out my house yesterday and was hit on the head by a bag of frozen sausages, a chocolate gateau and some fish fingers. I realised it must be the fallout from Iceland.
- Volcano in Iceland. What next Earthquake in Asda?
- Woke this morning to find every surface in the house covered in a layer of dust and a foul stench of sulphur in the air. No change, I’ve been married to that bone-idle slob for 20 years.
Some photographs of the Icelandic volcano ash that is disrupting air travel and a list of interesting links.
|European Space Agency (ESA)|
Boeing 747 jet engine damaged by volcanic dust
UK Met Office - Lots of interesting articles
UK Met Office - Picture Gallery and Animations
Institute of Earth Sciences - Historical Data for this Eruption with lots of graphics and pictures (the "Devil" picture comes from there)
Radar images - pdf file
Science Blogs - a number of short articles
NASA satellite images - almost real time
NASA earth observatory - fantastic pictures
Ash in Scotland - on helicopter, cars
Live webcam - good quality pictures
Accuweather - ash will stay till Thursday (22 April 2010)
GPS measurements in Iceland - 1999-2002 - Very technical article (pdf, slow to load)
Detailed history of this volcano from 14 April 2010, with very good pictures and graphs (in Icelandic language - use Google translation: http://translate.google.com)
More fantastic pictures - (in Icelandic language - use Google translation: http://translate.google.com)
Yahoo Editors' Pick of Galleries - Almost all the best photos
National Geographic is making a documentary on this eruption - (in Icelandic language - use Google translation: http://translate.google.com)
Drivers do not see the road due to ash fall - (in Icelandic language - use Google translation: http://translate.google.com)
Volcano News around the world. Very detailed.
Earthquake locations in Iceland - (in Icelandic language - use Google translation: http://translate.google.com)
Icelandic Met Office - A 2009 Study on the possibility of eruption of the volcano (pdf, slow to load). Lots of pictures and graphs. Very technical.
The Volcanism Blog
Study on the Katla and Eyjafjallajokull Volcanoes - (pdf, slow to load). Very technical
GPS time series - very technical (specialists only!)
Good graph on the two eruptions - (pdf, one page but slow loading)
1821-1823 Eruption Study - in Icelandic - too big for Google translate. Good map dated 1949.
2009 Thesis on Eyjafjallajökull - Morphology and magma-ice interaction in an ice-confined silicic fissure eruption (very technical)
BBC article explaining why plane do not fly in volcanic ash
Weather forecast satellite - World - Very good site and contains lots of interesting articles on the volcano and the ash plume
What Icelandic volcanoes are capable of: the Laki eruption in 1783-1784 - Wikipedia article
Christopher Lund's fantastic pictures of the volcano
Jetstream forecast - that's the fast wind that makes our climate and which carries the volcanic ash to Europe
Icelandic Met Office 1
Icelandic Met Office 2
The Volcanism Blog
Visir Is for news
News from the Nordics - Ice News carries stories and pictures.
The Iceland Review has a few good articles too.
Fantastic photographs by Ice News resident photographer.
CBS news also has a YouTube video which is beautiful (after the ads!)
and here is an article about the volcanic birth of Iceland
EuMetSat great picture and animation of the world dust
Photobucket picture (unknown author)
One of the first photographs of the ash plume on 14 April 2010 by Visir.is
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