The Space Shuttle “Challenger” Disaster
Astrogeographical calculation – but which radius/field level should be considered?
I have tried to figure out which astrogeographical radius level of interpretation would be best to consider in the case of the Challenger Disaster. On one hand it is interesting to see the exact place from where a rocket is launched in order to get an idea about how a place on earth would feel like, when it is being used to leave the planet behind.
Then there is the question to be asked: how can we measure the astrological zones for the height above the earth surface, Would it make sense at all to try and consider height in astrogeography and what could it be used for? The Challenger Space Shuttle started to disintegrate at about 15 km above the ground. For morphogenetic fields of the astrogeographical radius levels 2, 3 and 4 the length of a side is smaller than this distance. Therefore the astrogeographical radius level 1, which describes the continental and worldwide significance of a region and of events at places naturally is the first and most important astrogeographical aspect to be considered here.
The Challenger Space shuttle was launched from LC39B at Kennedy Space Center north of Cape Canaveral. Both coordinates for the astrogeographical radius level 4, which decribes the atmosphere of the exact place are in air sign of Gemini the sign of bridges, pathways, connections. learning, information and communicaton. Among the numerous launching sites near Cape Canaveral it is the only one in this constellation. In the astrological chart of the catastrophy Gemini occupies the second house, the house of grounding. For fürther evaluation of the role of Gemini a comparative study of astrological charts for rocket launches might bring interesting results. But one thing appears really fascinating to me at first glance: Gemini provides flexibility but not the stability of a safe landing and grounding site. This corresponds to the fact that the launching sites are used for departure but not as safe harbours for landing at all. This throws an interesting light on the psychological situation in Gemini: as the sign of pubercy it may effectly seem to appear as being focused on departure but not on returning.
Astrogeographic position of Cape Canaverell for morphogenetic field level 1 which describes the supraregional, global topics of the site and region: the coordinates of Cape Canaverell are situated at 3° and 23° in solid fixed earth sign of Taurus. Taurus the sign of the earth itself is an interesting resonator for an area from which rockets are launched. First of all it stands for gravitation and not for the topic of flying like for example air sign Aquarius and also not for the topics of an air bridge like air sign Gemini. For astrological interpretation it should be noted that earth sign Taurus as the simile for grounding and growing roots. From my experience in astrogeographical field study of airports earth sign i have come to evaluate Taurus rather as a factor for landing than for starting airplanes.
In the astrological chart for the Challenger catastrophy Taurus occupies the first house, defining the topic of the event as a whole. The site above which the explosion of the Challenger rocket occured 73 seconds after the take-off (28.64°N, -80.28°W.) is still located in the same region that has both coordinates in Taurus.
. On the day of the Challenger catastrophy Venus, the astrological ruler of Taurus was concjunct the Sun and Mercury in air sign Aquarius which among the twelve zodiac signs stands for the sky. At the moment of the disaster this constellation of 3 planets occupied a position near to Midheaven and in a square to one astrogeographical coordinate of the launch base thus intensely challenging the topics and instituions of the launching site. Jupiter too was in Aquarius on that day and in a square position to the second coordinate of the site. The northern node of the Moon (Rahu), which in astrological interpretations stands for the place where an undertaking aims at, was in a position at 3°52`in Taurus in exact cojunction with one coordinate of the launch base and in a square to the planets lined up near Mideheaven in the sign of the sky (Aquarius).
Thus the overall astrological constellation of that day is marked by the square position of the transiting planets to the site of the launch basis and Kennedy Space Center. This would not necessarily have to be considered as negative for the space shuttle`s start, because a square could simply be interpreted to stand for the purpose of the rocket launch as an undertaking to leave the site and head for the sky above it where all the planets were placed.
After the incident that square can be said to have had the effect of putting all NASA projects at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral in question.
Here`s the astrological chart for the start of the Apollo 11 mission for comparative evaluation:
On the day of the Apollo 11 start with the purpose of landing on the Moon – the Moon and Neptune were the only astrological planets to be in an aspect of tension (challenging aspect) with the astrogeographical constellation of Kennedy Space Center in Taurus (radius level 1).
The launch base for the Apollo 11 mission was LC39A about 2,5 km southeast of the launch base used for the Challenger start. The astrogeographical constellations for radius level 1 and 2 are equal at the two places. For radius level 4 the constellation of the Apollo 11 launch base brings together the two air signs Gemini and Libra. The aspect of the air signs for radius level 4 seems to be a particular feature of the main launch bases at the Kennedy Space Center, but is not the case at the russian launch bases at Baikonur. The two main launch bases at Baikonur are in the constellations: Leo – Aquarius and Taurus – Sagittarius for radius level 4.