As Above, So Below...eruptions are flaring up all over the place, including space:
Space Weather News for Feb 15, 2011
MAJOR FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites have detected the strongest solar flare in more than four years. At 0156 UT on Feb 15th, giant sunspot 1158 unleashed an X2-class eruption. X-flares are the strongest type of x-ray flare, and this is the first such eruption of new Solar Cycle 24. The explosion that produced the flare also sent a solar tsunami rippling through the sun's atmosphere and, more importantly, hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth. This raises the possibility of geomagnetic storms in the days ahead.
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You know, there's a Sabian Symbol for a certain degree (25 Scorpio)..."An X-Ray":
positive expression: an exceptional power of analysis;
negative/unconscious/shadow side: uncritical oversensitiveness to both the condition of the self and the state of society.
(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)
Mars/Pluto-ruled Scorpio does love to investigate, delve, and spy a wee bit, doesn't it?
Hmmm...and speaking of flares, the horoscope of the January 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse 13Cap39 opposes US natal Sun (the leader) and conjoins Fixed Star Manubrium, keywords: a flaring heat. Manubrium, The Handle, is a star in the ear of The Archer in constellation Sagittarius.
Actually, transiting Venus 13Cap08 is triggering the current and crisis-degreed Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse as I type, an eclipse which Celeste Teal has titled, The Balance of Power...a turbulent spirit against those in high places.
Major solar x-ray flares, uprisings across the globe, exiles crossing borders, and not one but two solar eclipses for summer: June 1 (11Gem01) and July 1 (9Can12), both affecting the US natal chart (June 1: US n Uranus and DESC; July 1: our n Jupiter and Sun.)
It's going to be a very hot summer.
So perhaps an astro-visit with Theodore White at Global Astrology may be called for if you pine for more details. Knowledge is power!