Solar flares are massive bursts of electromagnetic energy that periodically erupt from the Sun. The intensity and frequency of solar flares occurs in an 11 year cycle, with the next peak predicted to to occur in late 2013. So we are now entering the peak phase of this cycle where we can expect more solar storms. The largest sunspot for years appeared on May 9th 2012 which scientists are calling a “monster sun spot“. It is so big that it is observable to the naked eye (don’t look directly, look at the pic on the right), and is expected to “unleash powerful solar flares” [Discovery News]. In this post I will briefly look at the astronomy, and then the astrology of solar flares, their effect on us.
Solar flares results in coronal mass ejections (CME’s) which are explosions of enormous amounts of energy. This electromagnetic energy covers all wavelengths, some we can see, some we can hear, but most is not detected by our five main senses. Solar storms have an effect on the Southern and Northern Lights, and on communications systems. Intense solar storms like we are in for in the next couple of years can results in geomagnetic storms, such as the one in 1989 that knocked out the the power grid in Canada’s Quebec province. Apart from the inconvenience of blackouts, what effect do solar storm have on us humans?
Solar Flares and Astrology
Astrology is the study of the effects of celestial bodies on our lives. The most important body in the heavens is our Sun, we cannot live without it. It gives us life so it is identified with our life-force. Scientists say that solar storms have no effect on us because our magnetosphere protects us from the radiation. Well it don’t always protect the power grids or communications systems! Electromagnetic radiation, which pounds us in large doses during solar flare activity comes in so many forms, many undetectable. These include light, heat, microwaves and radio waves.
This takes us into the more philosophical side of astrology, and how astrology actually works. Inside the earth is a single crystal of Iron, nearly the size of the Moon. The Earth’s Core Crystal acts like a massive conductor of all the electromagnetic radiation coming from the heavens, constantly changing depending on the relationships of the heavenly bodies to each other and to the earth, and of course, changing in response to the energy hitting us from the Sun. As electrical bodies ourselves, we are sensitive to the changes in the earth.
Michael Erlewine on Solar Flares
“When a sudden infusion of solar information overwhelms our critical faculties, kind of overflowing our normal measurement tools, we can find ourselves quite easily at loose ends, struggling to remember where it was we were so surely headed only a day or two before.”
“What was crystal clear then may find us in a bit of a fog now and hard pressed to explain it. Or our head may be pounding. In a word, we have been disoriented and it may take us a day or two to acclimatize and re-set our sails in whatever direction now makes sense to us.”
“It is like the solar blast did blow our concept of our Self into a million pieces and now we are trying to pick them up and come up with a half-decent image of our self again. It goes a long way toward proving that the Buddhist concept of the self as having no true (permanent) existence is in fact true.”By