article below (below the line) was written in
2000 when a whole SERIES of fireworks explosions
occurred one after the other. Now a new addition
comes from astrologer researcher Beverley Ross
from Canada, who sent me the following clipping:
Fireworks blast at
Chinese school kills at least 40
WebPosted Wed Mar 7 09:04:37 2001
BEIJING - As many as 36 children were killed on
Tuesday when a school
in eastern China exploded.
The blast, which destroyed four classrooms in the
two-storey school in
the village of Fang Lin about 700 kilometres
southwest of Shanghai,
was caused by fireworks, said officials in the
province of Jiangxi.
Four teachers were killed. The rest were children
between eight and 10
years old. Rescue workers search through the
rubble. At least another 30 people were injured
by fire or falling debris.
About 200 people were inside the building at 11
a.m. local time, when the explosion happened, and
rescue workers said they feared more bodies would
be found as they searched the rubble.
State television showed soldiers digging through
debris with spades,
or just their bare hands. Eyewitnesses and
unofficial reports said students at the school
regularly assembled fireworks on their breaks.
Some say the school sold the fireworks to raise
money for the school – others say the
business was used to line the pockets of the
Jiangxi, a poor province, is famous for producing
fireworks, a process that is notoriously
About 60 people died in two separate
fireworks-related accidents in
the province last year.
China's cash-strapped rural schools often take
measures to generate
funds, and teachers sometimes go for months
China has suffered a string of explosions and
collapses of public
buildings, including schools.
The governor of Jiangxi, who was in Beijing for
the annual meeting of
China's legislature, cut short his visit to fly
back to the province.
Written by CBC News Online staff
The chart for
this explosive moment is astonishing, because
what do we see?
Ascendant-Descendant axis sits RIGHT on the Ic-MC
axis of the Enschede chart described below! From
now on, 10 Gemini-10 Sagittarius will be the
"pyrotechnicsexplosion degrees" for
sure. Now, last year, Pluto was on that degree,
thereby correlating with the whole SERIES of
fireworksexplosions. In the chart above we see
Mars dangerously close to the degrees on the
Asc/Desc. axis. And lo and behold, the Moon is
near the LUNAR NODE position of the charts below
(i.e. the explosions last year) It is just
impossible to predict these kind of correlations
in advance, there are just too many charts and
events to watch then, but a pattern is surely
emerging here. By the way, the SYMBOL for 10+
degree Gemini on another level is "The power
and joy of new beginnings" Out of the fires
of course the new will be born.
19 1999 a Pyrotechnics plant in Enschede (the
Netherlands) received permits for 14 extra
containers to hold fireworks. 19 July 1999 was
the beginning of Saturn (consequences) square
Uranus (freedoms) - a constellation occurring
once every almost 45 years (sort of). This waxing
Saturn-Uranus square stayed in the
"skies" up until May 13, when it was
exact for the last time. That day a pyrotechnics
plant exploded with catastrophic consequences.
However, this was not the end of because within
ONE WEEK thereafter, a pyrotechnics plant
exploded in Valencia (Spain), in North Dakota (nr
Buffalo), in Italy (May 18) and to top it off:
May 20 saw a fireworks explosion in a school
(Brisbane). On a worldwide scale we had all these
fireworks explosions at the time of a pretty
tight Saturn-Uranus square, with simultaneously
Mars (fire) opposite Pluto (going out of
control), sesquiquadrate the North Node of the
Moon (and in a week of the Full Moon).
did n't stay with only fireworks. In Los Alamos,
Florida and the Grand Canyon fire got completely
out of control, through which loads of people
needed to evacuate. In New Mexico a launchbase
caught fire. All of these fires got out of
control within one week flat.
on earth was going on? This can no longer be
coincidence. Mars opposed Pluto in the sky, but
frankly, Mars opposes Pluto once every 2 years.
However, this time it was in close aspect with
the nodal axis, in a situation in the sky that
was pretty forceful (Saturn-90-Uranus, and the
Full Moon setting off the May 2000 Taurus
is a pretty Sagittarian thing, explosions are
pretty Pluto-like. Mars in Gemini opposite Pluto
in such a timeframe, where Saturn rules the South
Node and Uranus upsets all past patternings. All
these fires and explosions were MANMADE. Firework
is something that we use "for fun", it
is a totally senseless thing to
do. Fireworks really don't have any purpose other
than burning up the contents of the psyche that
once in a while need to "explode" and
receive a catharsis. What is Pluto in Sagittarius
trying to remind us of? Does it want more vision,
more meaning in life? Does it state we are not in
control on the inside? That we take too many
The chart of the first explosion in Enschede, NL,
May 13 2000.
is said that the firebrigade already was there at
15:00 hrs for a first fire. I made a chart a
little earlier, in order to get Pluto at the IC,
and besides, in astrology we need to work with
charts of the BEGINNING of events in the first
place. Pluto at the IC is pretty likely in view
of the devastating effects this explosion had on
its surroundings. However, still even earlier in
time, with an IC/MC axis of 10 degrees
Gemini-Sagittarius gives us a picture that is
The midpoint MOON/URANUS (sudden
changes in the living circumstances) as well as
MARS/PLUTO are now in exact aspect with the IC/MC
axis. Mars rules the 8th house (it is beyond this
exactly opposite Uranus in the chart of Holland,
whereas the Full Moon a few dayslater is exactly
conjunct the Moon of Holland). (See ned.htm)
Pluto is sesquiquadrate the North
Node, and the symbol of this NorthNode at 26+
Cancer (Rudhyar, Astrological Mandala), is :
"A VIOLENT STORM IN A
CANYON FILLED WITH EXPENSIVE HOMES".
confrontation with a social upheaval demanding
the reconsideration of static values (South Node
in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn-90-Uranus)
The deeper implication of this
scene is that the sociocultural elite can always
see its position and security challenged by
forces beyond its control, even if it may be
siuccesful in protecting itself from destruction.
The individual may not be able to depend on the
standards and values he has acquired through
education and through a relatively sheltered and
rich life. He has to rise to the occasion, and
perhaps to undergo an inner metamorphosis as a
result of the crisis he has been able to accept
as a personal challenge. The challenge here is to
meet a crisis situation produced by
uncontrollable karmic forces that could lead to a
The explosion near
This explosion took place May 16,
three days later, at 16:22 pm GMT, in Fargo (near
Buffalo, North Dakota). This also was an
explosion in a pyrotechnics plant, and again we
see the emphasis on the Nodes: they are exact in
square to the IC/MC axis and of course also
aspected by Pluto.
Fireworks explosion in a
school in Brisbane:
Meantime, the Northnode has
changed to another symbol: 25+ Cancer, which
deals symbolically with an environment of
intellectual pursuits (a school can be considered
as one)l. On May 20, when the Mars/Pluto
opposition had gone exact! it was also nearing
Mercury (another symbol for schools)
DO ECLIPSES CAST THEIR SHADOWS IN
July 16 we will see a lunar
eclipse at 25 degrees of Cancer/Capricrorn near Mars
and exactly in aspect with Pluto.
This nodal axis and this eclipsed Full Moon are
EXACTLY over Brisbane (IC/MC axis).....
In the same
manner we could see more relationships. The
eclipsechart for Valencia and Fargo nr Buffalo
both show the May Saturn-Uranus square over the
IC-MC axis (aspecting it very closely). The solar
eclipse chart two weeks later shows Pluto at the
MC for Fargo, Buffalo.
connection to the Lunar Nodes often shows changes
in our collective and individual destiny. It is
not always this destructive, but often pretty
explosive. Pluto's function in astrology is
regeneration after degeneration, one could say.
It means building up the new on the ashes of the
old. Pluto itself is of the soul, indestructibel.
Its instruments (the body) are prone to
destruction - indeed.