NASA always does a great job of keeping us up to speed on the action in the solar system.
The charts and graphs the agency shares on its spaceweather.com website are enlightening.
The photos are spectacular.
And the stuff from NASA isn’t just about what’s going on in space.
It’s about the impact of solar system events on life here on Earth as well.
Funny thing about that.
It used to be that only astrologers thought that the action in space makes an impact on human affairs.
Astrologers used to get ridiculed for that crazy idea.
But now the astronomers who work with NASA, the guys and gals peering through the telescopes into the night sky, have figured it out as well!
Good for them!
NASA Shows Us The Solar Action
Of course the astronomers may or may not recognize the fact that they’re getting a little closer to astrology every day.
Either way, it’s important for us as astrologers – and as astro-traders, too – to pay attention to the information coming out of NASA.
Like this photograph the agency released earlier today:
This is an image of sunspot AR2242 erupting at 00:27 UT on Saturday, December 20,
A Heliocentric-Uranian Blend?
If you were clocking things astrologically then, you might have noted that this took place just a few hours after heliocentric Venus entered Aquarius.
It was also just a few hours before an exact 120-degree alignment between heliocentric Mars and heliocentric Poseidon. (That’s for those of you who dare mix Uranian and heliocentric techniques!)
But as NASA knows, the real action was on the Sun – and on the Earth as well.
The eruption of sunspot AR2242 produced a massive X1.8-class solar flare. That’s the big plume of fire shooting out from the Sun at the lower-right corner of the photograph.
Feeling The Solar Impact
We’ve already felt the effects on Earth.
NASA reported that the solar flare produced an extremely high level of ultraviolet radiation which ionized a big chunk of the Earth’s upper atmosphere earlier today.
That atmospheric ionization blacked out high-frequency radio communications over Australia and much of the South Pacific when it hit.
But the effects may not stop with that period of radio silence. NASA says that there’s also the possibility that a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the same sunspot eruption could be on its way to Earth.
If that’s the case, and if the CME arrives in the next couple of days as NASA suggests, we could see more communications interference.
We could also see an impact on the markets. Key research by some of the pioneers in financial astrology revealed important correlations between sunspot cycles and the rhythms of the markets.
As astro-traders, then, we need to keep an eye on solar events like this one reported by NASA.
Even if we have a different perspective than the NASA astronomers!