Category Archives: Astrology

Book Select : The Only Astrology Book You Will Ever Need

This edition of The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need still includes detailed information about how to cast your own chart the old-fashioned way and how to interpret it once you’re finished. The new downloadable software allows you to cast your chart in just

minutes by inputting the date, time, and place of birth resulting in a personalized astrological chart. Upon completion of the chart, use the book to read more about your moon signs, sun signs, and much more.  Woolfolk, the horoscope columnist for Marie Claire and Redbook magazines, has updated her classic guide for the first time in 19 years. Thoroughly covered here are sun signs, moon signs, planets, and the significance of the 12 zodiacal houses, as well as the most recent discoveries in astronomy and 21st-century projections. The author gives an easy, logical way to integrate the interpretations of the sun signs, moon signs, planets, and houses in any given chart, something not easily done or often seen in general astrology books. The book’s only shortcoming is its lack of instruction on making a detailed technical chart, which is necessary if one is to cast a complete and accurate horoscope. However, Woolfolk compensates for this by teaching a simplified method that is about 90 percent accurate enough to get a beginner started and includes a bibliography for further instruction. Astronomical tables are included to help cast the simplified chart. A great bargain for the price, this is highly recommended for all astrology collections. Marija Sanderling, Nesmith Lib., Windham, NH
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The Largest Astronomy Photo

etacarinae
(© Lehrstuhl für Astrophysik, RUB)

While we can’t show you the entire image, this is a piece of it revealing one of the most active stars in our galaxy called Eta Carinae (identified by the red arrow) and is gaseous environment called the Carina nebula (shown in green).

The largest astronomical image ever made is so big we can’t even show it here.

To see this brilliant masterpiece in all its beauty, you’ll have to use this online tool, which not only shows the image but also has a search feature you can use to identify specific objects.

Generated from five years of observations in one of the driest places on Earth, the image is of our home galaxy the Milky Way.

And it reveals something amazing: 50,000 never-before-seen variable objects that will undoubtedly help astronomers in their search for planets outside of our solar system.

Space just got a little more crowded.

Variable objects get their name from the fact that the light we receive from them varies over time. This can happen when a second object, like a planet or star, passes in front of the variable object and temporarily blocks some of its light.

For this reason, variable objects are a vital tool in many fields of astronomy, including the search for planets around other stars that could harbor extraterrestrial intelligence.

Astronomers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany spent night after night snapping pictures of the southern sky at their university observatory in the Atacama Desert, in ChileSnow_Comes_to_the_Atacama_Desert

(Uploaded by Stas1995 on Wikipedia)
Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Next to the frozen deserts at the North and South Poles, the Atacama Desert is the driest placeon Earth. Some parts are so arid that no plants or animals can survive.

These extreme conditions are an observational astronomer’s paradise. The dry air means few cloudy nights, clear skies, and most importantly, limited moisture to absorb or deflect precious light from faint cosmic objects, including variable objects.

Milky_Way_Arch
(Bruno Gilli/ESO)

Under these pristine conditions, the astronomers focused on the iconic bright band across the sky that shines from the densely packed stars near the center of our galaxy..
A fish-eye mosaic of the Milky Way arching across the night sky. Our home galaxy is about 100,000 light-years long.

To spot the variable objects, they take pictures of the same spot in the sky over several days and then compare them.

The team’s work spanned such a large region of the sky that they first divided the photos up into 268 sections and then combined them forming what is the largest, single astronomical image to date. It contains 47 billion pixels and took several weeks to process.

By identifying over 50,000 new variable objects, these astronomers have contributed an invaluable data set for future investigations of other solar systems and their planets.

Liquid Water on Mars ?

(CNN)Potentially life-giving water still flows across the ancient surface of Mars from time to time, NASA scientists said Monday in revealing a potential breakthrough in both the search for life beyond Earth and human hopes to one day travel there.

While the discovery doesn’t by itself offer evidence of life on Mars, either past or present, it does boost hopes that the harsh landscape still offers some refuge for microbes to cling to existence.

“The existence of liquid water, even if it is super salty briny water, gives the possibility that if there’s life on Mars, that we have a way to describe how it might survive,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA.

NASA says it found proof of water in dark streaks like these, called recurring slope lineae, on the walls of the Garni Crater on Mars.

NASA researchers using an imager aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter confirmed the watery flows by looking at light waves returned from seasonal dark streaks on the surface, long suspected to be associated with liquid water.

The investigation showed the streaks absorb light at specific wavelengths associated with chemicals known to pull water from the Martian atmosphere in a process known as deliquescence, said Georgia Tech doctoral student Lujendra Ojha, who first discovered the streaks while still an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona in 2011.

The chemicals allow the water to remain liquid at lower temperatures but also help keep it from boiling off in the thin atmosphere of Mars, the researchers said.

Source – CNN 

Book Select: Ringmakers of Saturn

Former NACA and NASA member explains images of ‘Black’ (Melanated) Beings inhabiting Space Ship in the Rings of Saturn.

Norman Begrun’s revolutionary book, The Ringmakers of Saturn is on Sale and in high demand. A copy will cost you at least $1,000.00. Norman is no ‘Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy Theorist’.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0946…

Listen Closely as he Reluctantly admits that the Advanced Extra-Terrestrials were Heavily Melanated or ‘Black’ in Color.

9 Planet Close Ups

After nine years and three billion miles, NASA’s spacecraft New Horizons is about to give Pluto its first ever flyby.

The flyby will happen on July 14th. New Horizons will get as close as 7,750 miles to the planet. As part of the anticipation for this event, the National Space Society has launched a website called SeePlutoNow.com, which will allow people to tune in and view the flyby onJuly 14th.

This moment is a long time coming. NASA has been passing planets since the early ’60s, and the progression looks something like this:

Venus, 1962

Mars, 1965

Jupiter, 1973

Mercury, 1974

Saturn, 1979

Uranus, 1986

Neptune, 1989

And now, Pluto:

Nasa Europa Mission

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — A potential NASA mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa may end up hunting for signs of life on the icy, ocean-harboring world.

NASA officials have asked scientists to consider ways that a Europa mission could search for evidence of alien life in the plumes of water vaporthat apparently blast into space from Europa’s south polar region.

These plumes, which NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spotted in December 2012, provide a possible way to sample Europa’s ocean of liquid water, which is buried beneath the moon’s icy shell, researchers say. [Photos: Europa, Mysterious Icy Moon of Jupiter]

“This is our chance” to investigate whether or not life exists on Europa, NASA science chief John Grunsfeld said here Wednesday (Feb. 18) during a Europa plume workshop at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. “I just hope we don’t miss this opportunity for lack of ideas.”

Europa flyby mission

Artist's concept of the Europa Clipper mission concept, which would send a probe to do multiple flybys of the ocean-harboring Jupiter moon.
Artist’s concept of the Europa Clipper mission concept, which would send a probe to do multiple flybys of the ocean-harboring Jupiter moon.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA has been working on Europa mission concepts for years. Indeed, last July, agency officials asked scientists around the world to propose instruments that could fly aboard a Europa-studying spacecraft.

The quest to explore the 1,900-mile-wide (3,100 kilometers) moon got on firmer ground earlier this month when the White House allocated $30 million in its fiscal year 2016 budget request to formulate a Europa mission. (NASA was allocated a total of $18.5 billion in the request, which must still be approved by Congress.)

NASA is zeroing in on a flyby mission design, something along the lines of a long-studied concept called the Europa Clipper. As currently envisioned, Clipper would travel to Jupiter orbit, then make 45 flybys of Europa over 3.5 years, at altitudes ranging from 16 miles to 1,700 miles (25 km to 2,700 km).

The $2.1 billion mission would study Europa’s subsurface ocean, giving researchers a better understanding of the water’s depth, salinity and other characteristics. The probe would also measure and map the moon’s ice shell, returning data that would be useful for a future mission to the Europan surface. [Europa and Its Ocean (Video)]

 

Read the full article at S P A C E

 

The Dark Side of the Moon

A number of people who’ve seen the annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what theother side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question.

Just like the near side, the far side goes through a complete cycle of phases. But the terrain of the far side is quite different. It lacks the large dark spots, called maria, that make up the familiar Man in the Moon on the near side. Instead, craters of all sizes crowd together over the entire far side. The far side is also home to one of the largest and oldest impact features in the solar system, the South Pole-Aitken basin, visible here as a slightly darker bruise covering the bottom third of the disk.

The far side was first seen in a handful of grainy images returned by the Soviet Luna 3 probe, which swung around the Moon in October, 1959. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched fifty years later, and since then it has returned hundreds of terabytes of data, allowing LRO scientists to create extremely detailed and accurate maps of the far side. Those maps were used to create the imagery seen here.

Full Moon in Leo

Feb 3rd – Full Moon at 14’ Leo 47
11:08pm UT

Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. 
― 
Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

The Core Theme for this Full Moon = Transformation, Heart Expansion and Consciousness

Similarly to last month’s Full Moon, the Full Moon on February 3rd is also very powerful as it too activates this final phase of the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square. Although we have lived with this enlightening energy since the first square in Dec 2012, its transformational effect has felt particularly intense since the second to last exact square on Dec 15 2014. This is due to these two major planetary deities remaining closely connected until after the final exact square on March 17th 2015.

The dynamic energy of this Full Moon in fiery Leo is also enhanced by the conjunction to Jupiter. Leo is ruled by the Sun, which in turn is the ruler of our heart, as well as our general vitality. Hence our main invitation at this time is to expand our heart energy, as well as our individual and collective consciousness. This theme is reinforced by the Yod(an aspect pattern consisting of 2 x 150° aspects and one sextile 60° )to the Full Moon which includes an aspect to the Mars/Chiron conjunction in Pisces as well as one to Pluto in Capricorn. With the Sun in Aquarius as the release point for the Yod, this is a particularly good time to heal our illusory sense of collective and individual isolation and aloneness, as well as inauthentic inner and outer structures through contributing to humanity from a place of inner joy and self-awareness.

Fueled by the conjunction with Jupiter, the Leo Full Moon energy is particularly dynamic and happily resonates with the ongoing request by Uranus in Aries for innovative, idealistic, groundbreaking action. However, with the North Node still in Libra opposite Uranus, the call for action requires balance, fairness and compromise at all times.

This Full Moon also brings with it a powerful stellium(a combination of more than 3 planets in one sign) within a few degrees of the ongoing Neptune in Pisces. With Mars, Venus and Chiron all gathered in this watery sign, we may feel more tuned into the energies of those around us and beyond. The veil is truly thinning and with Pluto continuing to be the only planet in Earth, it is particularly important to find ongoing ways to anchor and ground ourselves within our body, on this beautiful planet. Without grounding it can be somewhat challenging to maintain a sense of inner balance and centeredness and we can more easily get pulled into and/or create energy draining drama and trauma.

This is an excellent time to express our creativity, particularly through dance, music and acting. The arts can offer us a very helpful ‘container’ for these powerful emotional currents which when left unconscious, can act like the melusine and potentially draw some individuals into the realm of addictions. Consciousness is particularly important right now to support us in navigating these powerful evolutionary energies which are helping us remember who we truly are as infinite spirit beings in a human body.

Some questions we might consider at this time:

  1. What would my life look like if my heart were fully open?
  2. Where am I choosing to remain unconscious in my life?
  3. Where and how do I ‘play’ in my life?
  4. Which intuitive skills do I connect with most strongly?
  5. How am I creatively expressing myself in life?
  6. What tools support me in anchoring myself on this planet at this time?
  7. How am I living out my ideals?

Some Tools to work with during this Full Moon time:

  1. Dancing, laughing, painting, singing, playing…
  2. Spending time by the ocean or other bodies of water.
  3. Meditating and chanting. Working with Crystal bowls may be particularly helpful at this time.
  4. Healthy eating and detoxing from sugar, alcohol and other mood altering substances, as our body is likely to be more sensitive with the Pisces stellium.
  5. Connecting with the invisible realms, whilst remaining conscious and grounded.

Read the full article at : Cosmic Intelligence Agency