The Personal Security Report which I wrote for
Cosmic Patterns is about how to protect the individual
from crime. However, we also need to feel secure
from more widespread disasters, which affect more
than one individual at a time. The same principles
which are described in the Introduction to the
Personal Security Report are all the more important
for us to apply on a group level, for our common
safety and security.
For example, we can apply our willpower as a group
and create a synergistic effect. We can empower
ourselves and be creative. We can make our own
best choices for ourselves in a participatory democracy.
As long as we are in touch with our strengths,
we can control our own destiny.
We can be aware of any specific pitfalls or risks
which could affect us, and direct our energy towards
removing these problems - often well in advance
of any possible danger.
Whether a potential disaster is described as "natural" or "man-made",
we can go beyond any fear to experience our own
empowerment. Think of how Jesus calmed the storm
when he and the disciples were out in the boat.
Think of how God put a rainbow in the sky as a
covenant with the world - a promise that a flood
would never again destroy all living beings.
long as we lift our awareness above the false
beliefs and negative thoughts of the material plane,
we can bring in higher, transcendental thoughts
to save ourselves from any thought of disaster
or death. There are many ways to do this: prayer,
meditation, higher intelligence, advance emergency
preparations, reaching out to each other, and thinking
positive thoughts which lift us right out of the
situation. I am reminded of a friend who was in
the Florida Keys during a hurricane when he was
young. They boarded up the house and had a "hurricane
party". He remembers it as a positive experience.
A Sagittarian with a naturally positive outlook,
he says that "fear" just stands for "false
evidence appearing real".
The astrological indicators of possible disasters
can be transiting aspects. For example, a Mars-Uranus
aspect might be likely to predict the sudden, high
winds of a hurricane or tornado. For groups of
people, transits to their common, natal planets
can be a factor. For example, if the Sun is conjunct
everyone in the group's natal Pluto, because they
are all of similar age, they will all be confronting
life-or-death questions during the same, few days.
In addition, heliocentric planetary positions,
not just geocentric, are important to take into
account because they express the spontaneous, primal
type of energy of the origins of our solar system,
and these energies need to be channeled carefully
for their safe and peaceful expression.
CLASSIFICATION OF DISASTERS
Besides classifying disasters as "natural" or "man-made",
we can also classify them as to the four astrological
elements of fire, earth, air and water. Here are
much of the fire element: fires, heat-waves
Too little fire: freezing
Too much of the earth element: mudslides, earthquakes
Too little earth: erosion and famine
Too much of the air element: tornadoes, hurricanes
Too little air: suffocation
Too much of the water element: flooding, tsunamis,
Too little water: dehydration, wilting of crops
Sometimes elements can combine to form a particular
type of disaster. For example, fire and earth
could combine by heating up the magma below
surface to cause a volcanic eruption. Or, air
and water could combine to make high waves.
The solution to stop various types of disasters
would be to create a balance between the different
elements, so that there is not too much or
too little of something. For example, water
be put on a fire, or sand (earth) could be
the way to stop a flood.
OF DISASTERS ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC, ASTROLOGICAL
If you know what likelihoods to expect, you are
far better prepared to prevent them, to go away
from the danger area, or to decide how you are
going to stay and fight whatever it is.
The following is a list of aspect combinations
and the types of disasters which, in a worst-case
scenario, they could indicate:
Note: Some transits are far more indicative of disasters
than others. For example, a Moon-Mercury
combination is very innocuous compared to a
Mars-Pluto aspect. Still, any event is the
result of all
of the factors present and a brief Moon or
Mercury transit to another planet can act as
the "trigger" which
sets off the whole reaction. The Ascendant
is also a frequent "trigger".
- (hot liquid a factor)
Sun-Mercury - (possible trigger only)
Sun-Venus - (possible trigger only)
Sun-Mars - strong fire
Sun-Jupiter - big fire with a lot of heat
Sun-Saturn - long-lasting, persistent fire
Sun-Uranus - explosion and fire or group of
fires, a fire from lightning
Sun-Neptune -chemical fire
Sun-Pluto - atomic reaction or fire with fatalities
or massive fire
Moon-Mercury - (possible trigger only)
Moon-Venus - (possible trigger only)
Moon-Mars - house fire
Moon-Jupiter - large house fire
Moon-Saturn - house freezing cold
Moon -Uranus - lightning hitting house
Moon-Neptune - poor indoor air quality, toxins
Moon-Pluto - destruction of homes and food,
home flooded, attack or war to defend homeland
Mercury-Venus - (possible trigger only)
Mercury-Mars - (static interfering with communication)
Mercury-Jupiter - (long-distance communication
or transportation affected)
Mercury-Saturn - block of highway or railroad
Mercury-Uranus - (telephones or computers affected)
Mercury-Neptune - (chemicals on trains or trucks
Mercury-Pluto - destruction of communication
or transportation lines
Venus-Mars - looting or victimizing the vulnerable
e.g. during a disaster
Venus-Jupiter - large amount of earth, such
as a mudslide
Venus-Saturn - heavy weights e.g. confinement
by avalanche or mudslide
Venus-Uranus - earthquake, perhaps shaking
Venus-Neptune - contaminated earth
Venus-Pluto - environmental destruction
Mars-Jupiter - large fire with high flames
Mars-Saturn - (vitality lessened by the cold)
Mars-Uranus - hurricane or tornado, destructive
Mars-Neptune - fire involving chemicals
Mars-Pluto - small event leading to a mass
effect, such as the lighting of one match causing
Jupiter-Saturn - fire in the north or frost
in the south
Jupiter-Uranus - sudden, large fire and explosion;
rebellion because of religion
Jupiter-Neptune - large flood of a lake or
Jupiter-Pluto - large flood, especially of
ocean or river; tsumani; large, fatal fire.
by religious extremists.
Saturn-Uranus - particulate in the air
Saturn-Neptune - dark, lingering pollution
Saturn-Pluto - extreme cold or freezing, loss
of morale and extreme depression of many
Uranus-Neptune - sudden chemical leak
Uranus-Pluto - sudden, massive explosion, deaths
from wind, tornadoes, hurricane. Deadly attack
by rebels or terrorist group.
Neptune-Pluto - toxic chemical causing deaths,
extreme pollution levels.
Please feel free to add your own examples to the
above list. There are other types of possible disasters.
You may live in a part of the world where you are
familiar with ones we do not experience where I
live in Toronto, such as monsoons, volcanoes, or
forest fires. Your insights are important to the
world's understanding of the totality of disasters
and how to prevent them.
The above list is in no way intended to suggest
that every time that one of these aspects occurs,
there is anything to be afraid of. Disasters
occur only when a lot of things go wrong at once,
and usually when several of the above indicators
all come together in a very short time. Even
then, they are usually prevented, because of
the vast body of human knowledge, faith, and
preventive measures which are already in place
from the centuries of past, human experience.
Other possible indicators, which could be added
to the above list, include aspect patterns such
as yods, T-squares, chains of planets, and kites.
There are also eclipses and meteor showers.
Note that aspects between the Sun and outer planets,
or between two outer planets, are the most powerful
in predicting the risk of disasters, especially
if several such aspects occur within a short
THE BENEFITS OF PREVENTING DISASTERS BEFORE THEY
l) You and your loved ones can be protected from
injuries or death.
2) Emergency workers can be saved from having to
go into dangerous situations.
3) Human energy wasted on anxiety and grief can
be freed up for much happier pursuits.
4) The planet can be healed and raised to a higher,
spiritual level through the mass empowerment of
5) Property losses can be prevented.
6) The vast financial costs of disasters can be
averted, such as the costs of emergency operations
and equipment, insurance claims, lawsuits etc.
7) Emergency planning can be more effectively done
by knowing ahead of time when the busy times are
likely to be and what types of risks are to be
CASE EXAMPLE: A LARGE PROPANE EXPLOSION
August 10, 2008 at 3:45 a.m. (E.D.T.) in Toronto,
There was a fire and sudden, large explosion at
a propane facility in the northwest part of the
city at 3:45 a.m. A series of several more explosions
followed until about 4:00 a.m. The smoke was so
thick that the main east-west highway for the city
had to be closed for hours. Residents were jarred
from their sleep; windows were broken; parts of
buildings were structurally damaged; and flying
debris was found blocks away. More than 12,000
residents had to be evacuated from their homes
because a fire continued to burn near another propane
A firefighter collapsed at the fire and died in
hospital. An employee of the company was missing
and thought to have died. An older person subsequently
died of a heart attack. Other than that, due to
an outstanding job done by emergency workers, there
were no other deaths nor serious injuries. Residents
could not return to their houses for days because
of a concern about asbestos pieces and dust found
on streets and lawns. The city had 120 workers
clean the streets and yards. There are large insurance
claims, class-action lawsuits, and distrust of
governments for allowing a propane facility in
a residential neighborhood.
WHAT THE ASTROLOGICAL INDICATORS WERE
The following indicators seem relevant:
--A heliocentric Jupiter-Uranus sextile pointing
towards the Sun in a yod
--The South Node conjunct the Sun
--A chain of planets in Leo after the Sun in the
--A Mars-Pluto square
--Sun opposition Neptune
--Moon in sidereal Scorpio
--Mars quincunx Neptune
--Mars opposition Uranus
--Sun sextile heliocentric Mars
--An upcoming eclipse
--The Perseid meteor showers
CAN BE LEARNED ASTROLOGICALLY FROM THIS EVENT
l) There was a very large number of unusual, strong
indicators which happened to come together at the
same time. This situation would have been very
predictable to anyone monitoring the astrological
2) Empirical studies could be done of other propane
explosions, to determine if the same indicators
were present. For example, the hypotheses could
be that they occur more often than chance when
there is a heliocentric Jupiter-Uranus aspect,
or a Mars-Pluto aspect, or a yod etc.
I know of one other, large propane explosion, which
occurred on August 6, 1962 at Maple, Ontario (a
few miles north of Toronto). The time was in the
middle of the night, I recall, because my parents
told me the next day that the sky had all lit up
and turned pink. (Maple is five miles south of
where we then lived.) In any case, the exact time
would mostly just identify the "triggers" and
not the main, outer aspects, which would still
be obtainable from just the date.
In that explosion, one man was killed and others
injured. Several homes were destroyed and several
more had to be evacuated. In other words, the events
were quite similar to the more recent explosion.
The main astrological indicators of it were:
wide heliocentric Uranus-Pluto conjunction,
opposition retrograde Jupiter in sidereal Aquarius
--the annual Perseid meteor showers
--Sun square Neptune
--Neptune square the Lunar Nodes
--heliocentric Mars in Aries
So, the main astrological indicators were similar
in both cases.
3) The fact that an unusually large number
of potentially volatile indicators was present
the value of having emergency personnel know
this, in order to be particularly prepared
at such times
and to have enough workers on duty. For example,
the firefighter who died was just beginning
his vacation but came into work in response
unexpected call; vacations could be scheduled
for less busy times.
4) Meteor showers may be an important indicator.
The same words which are used in the astronomy
books in reference to meteor showers, "fireball", "debris",
and "dust", were used in the media accounts
of the asbestos. Meteor showers, when combined
with Sun, Jupiter and Uranus aspects, may be especially
TEST YOUR ASTROLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
You are now familiar with the astrological indicators
and have seen a practical example of how they
can be applied. You are now ready to test your
Below are two dates of disasters which happened
in the past. See if you can determine what happened
and how the disasters could have been averted.
(The answers are at the end of this section.
Don't peak until you have done your best to figure
out the answers yourself.)
l) October 15, 1954 For the time, use 12:00 noon
(E.S.T.). Toronto, Canada
In this disaster, 81 people died. How did they
die and what, if it had been done ahead of time,
would have prevented these deaths?
2) April 26, l986 1:24 a.m. (location not named)
In this disaster, a large number died and others
had their health seriously affected. What happened,
and how could it have been prevented?
This third example is a date in the future:
3) June 24, 2012 12:00 noon Your city or town
What might happen on this date, and what preparations
can be made in advance to ensure a happy, peaceful
ANSWERS TO THE "EXERCISES TO TEST YOUR
1) October 15, 1954 was the date of Hurricane
Hazel. It blew right over the Appalachian Mountains
to Toronto, even though most hurricanes from
Florida are stopped by these mountains. The 81
people drowned in the Humber River because their
houses had been built on what is called a "flood
plane". When the river overflowed from the
heavy rains, the houses which were too near the
river were washed downstream. (Note how Neptune
is at the pivotal point of a T-square involving
outer planets.) Afterwards, laws were passed
to prevent the construction of houses on flood
planes. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
was formed to oversee this. However, astrology
and better foresight would have prevented the
deaths before, rather than after, the tragedy.
The United States more recently had Hurricane
Katrina in New Orleans, and the houses which
were built on too low land were flooded. Cities
were often built at the mouths of rivers throughout
the world as ports - to get saleable goods from
inland out to the ships and to bring supplies
in and up the rivers. However, the land at the
mouth of a river is often unstable silt and sand
which has been washed down the river. The Bible
says to build on the rock and not on the sand.
Examples of cities at the mouths of rivers are
New York City, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Food
for thought: How can they be helped and saved
in advance from any risk?
2) April 26, l986 was the nuclear disaster in
Chernobyl, Ukraine. It involved a fire in a nuclear
reactor and subsequent breach of containment
of nuclear radiation, which spread over a large
area of land and affected thousands of people.
Note the exactness of the Sun-Pluto opposition.
It was found, after the fact, that the proper
safety measures had not been observed at the
Chernobyl nuclear plant. However, what kept the
other reactors from catching fire too and causing
a much larger disaster was the disciplined and
calm leadership of Yuri Andreyev, who directed
the dropping of sand on the other reactors from
above by helicopter. Each worker could only be
above the reactors for a few seconds, so as not
to be exposed to too much radiation. They successfully
stopped the other reactors from catching fire.
What can be learned from this for the future
is that it was the earth element (sand) which
was effective in preventing a larger nuclear
In an interview (on CBC radio) years later, Mr.
Andreyev said that he had signed a paper when
he joined the army to always do his duty. He
was still affected by the radiation, but he said "I
saved the world". I would guess that his
chart has a strong Saturn-Pluto influence.
3) June 24, 2012 has not happened yet, but note
the exactness of the Uranus-Pluto square. Note
also the Sun-Uranus square and the Sun-Pluto
opposition. Note the aspects to the Nodes of
the Moon. This date, and the dates around it,
deserve careful, advance planning.. Some of the
considerations may be fire safety, nuclear safety,
and prevention of explosions. The next section "The
Transcendental Perspective" should be helpful
in this light.
THE TRANSCENDENTAL PERSPECTIVE
In this world, our perception of the Divine can
become clouded by the amount of attachment to
materialism, even to the point where it appears
as if the perversion, the straying from truth,
is what is real. However, the truth is always
there and if we stop to pray or meditate, even
for a few minutes, we can always find the real
Sometimes we even need to deny what our senses
are showing us, in order to remember that our
senses are not our highest source of understanding.
Our senses just show us what is going on in the
material world, not how the world was created,
nor what our role is in the divine plan. The
truth is that we were created in God's image,
and that we are meant to rise above the world's
problems and do godly things. In this state of
awareness, the truth is peace, safety, perfection,
life, and compassion. As long as we have a clear
perception of this, we can do God's work and
be a channel for divine miracles.
Everyone has a particular mission in life. As
astrologers, our mission often has to do with
the planet Uranus - seeing the world objectively
from the distant perspective of the stars and,
thereby, rising above the day-to-day problems
and bringing in the Light to guide others. If
we can see the patterns to disasters, we can
uplift others and show them that disasters do
not have to happen. Deaths do not have to happen.
People just think they do, because they are basing
their reality on the past, rather than on a detached,
objective evaluation of the infinite, future
possibilities. Deaths just happen to people who
believe in death. So, believe in life and transcend
Those whose response to being in a situation
of danger is to pray, meditate, or think positively
are doing the best thing they can do. They are
bringing in a new perception of the situation
they are in. They can, therefore, think and act
in a way which will actually uplift and transform
the situation. They will change it from being
a perversion of truth to a resolved problem.
They will be the people who will survive a disaster
and, if everyone operates from the higher plane
of awareness, everyone will survive. Start out
with this belief; do not just try to create it
afterwards by closing the barn door after the
horse has already run out. Now you have the chance,
so do everything you can to create a positive,
As you go along, use your Cosmic Patterns Personal
Security Report to project your awareness into
the future - on the broader scale - so that you
will be safe and secure not only from crimes
against the individual, but also from disasters.
Be assured that you can rise above mass karma
to be an inspired leader in the solution.
INTERNATIONAL APPEAL FOR ASTROLOGER-VOLUNTEERS
FOR DISASTER TRANSCENDENCE
There are many projects which can be undertaken
to use astrology to prevent and transcend disasters.
If you feel that you have a talent for any of
the following, or that it is your mission to
carry out any of these initiatives, then, by
all means, go ahead and be the person who will
achieve it for the world. Or, you may feel inspired
to use a different approach of your own. This
article is intended as a catalyst, because it
will take the efforts of many persons cooperating
together to solve the problems of disasters for
once and for all.
Here are some suggestions:
l) Create an open forum-style data bank on the
Internet, for astrologers and others to enter
the dates, times and places of past disasters
and future dates of concern, along with information
and comments. There could also be an on-line
discussion as to which astrological indicators
are the best to pre-identify risks of disasters
and what are the best astrological antidotes
2) Conduct and publish empirical studies of specific
types of past disasters, with enough data to
show correlations between astrological phenomena
and these events.
3) Create an international think-tank for innovative
ideas as to how to prevent disasters, based on
astrological knowledge and practical application.
4) Establish prayer or meditation groups to raise
the planet's vibration to a higher, spiritual
level, so that the material level on which disasters
are created can be transcended, for now and forever
5) Create an International Astrological Centre
for Disaster Transcendence.
6) Establish a website where anyone can add positive
ideas, philosophies, and personal stories regarding
how to transcend disasters.
7) Establish harmony and synergistic cooperation
with the traditional, non-astrological emergency
planners, for the common good.
If you initiate any of these tasks, you
may wish to establish a computer link with this
so that interested persons can contact each other.
Together we can save the world!