The Birth Chart of Surtsey Island

The Birth Chart of Surtsey Island

The Birth Chart of Surtsey Island & astrogeographical positions, chart data and evaluations

The precision and intensity of the aspects of tension of transiting planets to the astrogeographical positions of Surtsey Island in the moment of its birth was extreme.

Surtsey’s ash column rises over the newly forming island
Surtsey 16 days after the beginning of the eruption.
Image: Howell Williams. Image source: 

Surtsey Island (Surtr’s island) is a 1400 m diameter vulcanic island that was born during the 1960ies as the southernmost point of Iceland. With the seafloor near the island at 130 m. below sea-level the eruption is believed to have been going on only a couple of days before it first reached sea level on 14 Nov 1963, 6:55. The eruption that created the island lasted until 5 June 1967. 

Astrological birth chart for Surtsey Island calculated for the Surtsey Eruption on14 November 1963,, 6:55 with transits for the day of the end of the eruptions on 5 June 1967 calculated for 0:00 on the outside.

Astrogeographic position for field level 1 which describes the supraregional and long-term significance of the birth of the new island: Surtsey Island lies at 10° of water sign Pisces the sign of the ocean and 15° of highly magnetic fire sign Leo the sign of the Sun and a major indicator for volcanic activity.  

The volcanic eruption that gave birth to Surtsey Island thus occurred with a conjunction of the ruling planets to the astrogeographical coordinates of the region. And in addition to that Neptun the ruler of Pisces at 15° Scorpio and the Sun the ruler of Leo at 21° Scorpio were both in a square position to the astrogeographical position of the island at 15°Leo.

The birth of Surtsey was clearly related to the process of the Saturn – Neptune square between April 1962 and January 1964. Thus the Sun-Neptune conjunction of mid – November 1964 occurred in a square position not only to the place where Surtsey was born but also to Saturn the planet of stabilization while it was in exact opposition at 16° Aquarius to the astrogeographical coordinate of Surtsey at 15°Leo. The destabilizing impact of Saturn – Neptune squares and oppositions is well known.

Apparently in the very moment of the rising of the island from the sea the constellation in Scopio was triggered by the Moon`s ingress into Scorpio. The Moon just rising above the eastern horizon while entering into one of the two astrogeographical signs that define the resonance of the local morphogenetic field is an amazingly clear astrological reflection of what happened.

Surtsey´s astrogeographical position at 10° Pisces transited by Chiron was under intensest pressure through Uranus` exact opposition transit over 9°35`Virgo and conjunct Pluto at 14°Virgo. And finally at the same moment Venus at 10°Sagittarius conjunct Mars at 14°Sagittarius formed a superexact and supertight square to not only the Uranus-Pluto conjunction but the astrogeographical coordinate at 10° Pisces as well.

Which astrological factor put and end to the eruption at Surtsey in June 1967?

The end of the eruption came 2 weeks after Jupiter`s 2nd ingress into Leo on 23 May 1967 and conjunct Venus which as the ruler of Taurus is a plausible indicator for stabilization below the ground. But of course as Venus and Jupiter are relatively fast moving planets their transits would rather be seen as the moment of the final closing of the surface wound than as indicators for the processes deeper in the ground.

Saturn`s movement opver 10° Aries towards the trine position to the astrogeographical coordinate at 15° Leo could be examined as a potential factor here.

In regard to the other long-term astrological transiting factors Neptun, Uranus, Chiron and Pluto it can be stated that their tight aspects to the astrogeographical position of Surtsey was slowly but steadily decreasing.

Astrogeographic position for field level 3 which describes the atmosphere of the island itself: Capricorn and Aquarius the 2 signs that describe the area of the island are the signs and most important astrological resonators of high altitude. One of the two astrogeographical positions stretches from solid, conservative earth sign Capricorn the actual sign of mountains and rocks into creative, innovative air sign Aquarius the sign of the sky, heaven, flying and the most important astrological factor for eruptions, explosions, revolution, reaching for the sky and the strife for ones maximum potential.

The 2nd coordinate too lies in earth sign Capricorn providing a straight astrological explanation of why the place where the island appeared has risen high above the surrounding areas.

The positions in Capricorn are clear indications of a long-term stability of the island.