If only Einstein were here and
we could see his reaction to having his theory proved correct.
This sentiment was spoken on February 11, 2016, by one of the many researchers
reporting on how the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
has, after years of searching, detected evidence of gravitational waves.
Wishing that the originator of a theory could witness
his long-sought vindication is a common sentimental desire, so often expressed.
It's an impossible wish to grant,
you might say. Or is it?
While these eminent scientists have
discovered something absolutely stunning in the effort to understand
Einstein's once radical
concept of spacetime, they don't realize that another set
of professionals have equally intriguing ways to examine the Time part of
spacetime. Those oft-maligned professionals, called astrologers,
have some quite fruitful methods for detecting
how a person experiences particular moments of Time.
What I'm talking about is a 400-year-old technique invented
by Johannes Kepler, of
taking a moment in time
and "progressing" it forward to a point of time later in the life.
You basically show how what was begun
at the First Moment (whether it's a person's birth, a business enterprise,
a DISCOVERY, or whatever), has developed to the Second Moment. This
method, called Secondary Progression, entails that you draw up
a horoscope for a moment in Time and then move the solar system
objects slowly forward (or
back), one day for each year you wish to analyze. The Sun position moves
forward about one degree for each year, because each day the Sun appears to move about
one degree. The other planets move at a day's-worth fraction of their own speeds. The
chart in question in this way unfolds like a budding flower.
Or you could describe the process as like
moving along a path from a starting point, and then marking your arrival at
different milestones along the way.
In Einstein's case, any astrologer can use Secondary Progression to
track his life and "see" the great milestones of
his life. The high points one would certainly want to look at
- Einstein's 1905 "Miracle Year" when he published five mind-blowing
scientific papers, including his Special Relativity theory
and the after thought which that idea gave him: space-time equivalency or E=mc2
- Einstein's 1915 achievement of defining General Relativity, the expansion of
his initial Special Relativity theory, which took him 10 long years to work out
- The Solar Eclipse of 1919, which finally proved he was right
all along about the warping of spacetime
- Einstein's Nobel Prize, awarded for 1921 and received in 1922. Although
not bestowed for relativity but for his paper on the photoelectric effect, the timing of
the award seemed related to his 1919 vindication
How might this technique clue us as to
Einstein's reaction to the spectacular LIGO results? Let's put it this way:
If you can use this technique
to examine someone's life milestones, could there be reasons that those milestones
might continue on after someone dies?
So for these reasons, we may be fully justified moving Einstein's natal
chart pattern any number of years past his death, at the speed of
one day for one year, and see his LIGO Moment!
- Einstein's work had to continue, and it did, just without Einstein.
When Einstein died in 1955, a number of his assertions were still unproven. Others stepped up
and resumed his work, striving to find confirmation for his theories. The Scientific
Community carried on Einstein's work for him, and so what was begun at Einstein's birth,
never really died.
- What if Einstein had not died?
There's an even simpler explanation to explain why Secondary Progression
should continue to work.
What if medicine, which has doubled human lifespan
in the last 100 years, had tripled that lifespan? Einstein's progressed
chart, as well as everyone else's, has to be able to support any additional milestones one might have
reached. Longevity experts now claim lifespans could extend even more.
If Secondary Progression would cease to work at death, we would have to conclude
that one's death date is fated, which no one believes. Everyone accepts that life choices
modify one's fate. Therefore it is absolutely possible for us to extend Secondary
Progression past one's death.
First we will check out those fascinating moments he did live to see,
which will better prepare us to appreciate his LIGO Milestone. Then
we will see how you can do the same with other important achievements
in Einstein's life. Just as astrologers are able to check the success
of a business by examining the chart of when that business opens its doors,
we can also look at the "progression" of Einstein's theories.
You can progress his Special Relativity theory to LIGO's
outstanding discovery, and you can progress his General Relativity theory
to LIGO. We can even see a
significant milestone by progressing the Death of Einstein, to LIGO.
|Einstein's Birth Sun and its angular relationships.
You can view the full wheel of Einstein's birth at the bottom of this article, but I find diagrams really focus in
on the angular relationships impacting Einstein's personal planets. Certainly we could analyze Einstein until
the cows come home, but let's just briefly note the balance and beauty of his natal Sun.
- On the left,
the Pluto/Haumea (H) conjunction sextile his Sun shows the power (Pluto) of his many discoveries, as well
as the destructive nature (Haumea) of the atomic bomb
that will emerge from his theories.
- On the right, sextiles from Mars and Varuna (V) show a man who followed through and could achieve (Mars), and also could
express his ideas (V).
- Conjunctions to his Sun are wide, but perhaps still representative of his life. He often felt himself an outsider
(Eris), and he also had an uncanny ability to obsessively focus on the task at hand (Sedna).
- Trines to Ixion (IX) and 2007 OR10 (Weeping Heart symbol)
his unique talents for breaking free of limitations (IX) and
having an unusual sensitivity as to what was truly important and vital in what was before him (OR10)
- Moon widely square his Sun could be interpreted a lot of ways. Let's just say his track record with women
wasn't great. He liked them quiet and not bugging him; his second marriage to his non-scientific, homemaker cousin was more to his liking.
- Semisquares from Chiron and Neptune are interesting. He really busted the bubble we were living in at the time,
i.e., the revered Newtonian universe (Neptune). People did not want to believe his theories, as they were outrageous to consider.
That annoyed him somewhat, and he did have to take great pains (could we label that Chiron?) to prove those theories.
Einstein's Mercury Relationships. How could the man whose name became synonymous with "genius" have had
Mercury so unaspected by so-called "major planets," except for Saturn of all things? Strip
away the major asteroids and the Dwarfs, and all you have is Saturn/Mercury sextile North Node. This
But if you consider that Einstein's forte was going beyond our comfort zone, piercing the most
distant and bizarre environs of reality, the presence of helpful Dwarfs to define that Mind may
seem more understandable.
- Einstein's tight Mercury/Saturn made him think in concrete terms, but
Sedna, snug on the other side, gave
him an obsessive focus on whatever topic he became engrossed in. The wide conjunction with asteroid
could represent how, later in life, he was a heroic figure, and not just for Science, e.g., he took public
stands on racial discrimination in America when it was far from a popular cause.
- Mercury square Quaoar/Vesta represents the many Thought Experiments (Quaoar) that enabled him to work
out his problems (Vesta)
- The wide trine to Ixion, again as with his Sun, is his unconventional thought processes. He was
not bound by any sort of preconceptions for various reasons, whether by an actual lack of training
(as one of his professors claimed) or by his very nature.
- Mercury sesquiquadrate OR10 represents that curious talent of being able to
sense the most important facet of some paper or theory, a specialty of his that he relished.
- Mercury semisquare Ceres seems to match his lack of a real home (Ceres) for so long, as he wandered
through several countries in Europe and then in the U.S., looking for the best place to pursue his research, as undisturbed as possible. He did not want
to be concerned with domestic matters (Ceres).
- Mercury opposite TX300.
Einstein had to endure a lot of publicity, once he gained worldwide fame. Since all he wanted was to be left alone to define
his unified Theory of Everything, this attention was somewhat unwanted (opposition). He did make good use of the press and his fame,
when it suited him.
Einstein's Mercury, progressed to 1905 Special Relativity paper. During
the time leading up to submitting
his Special Relativity paper, unbeknownst to him of course, Einstein
was enjoying a remarkable
figure in Secondary Progression: progressed Mercury stationed, trine p. Uranus. There's nothing better
for someone who is laser-focusing his mind on the secrets of the Universe, than a stationary Mercury trine Uranus,
especially in progression. This figure lasts for years, and as p. Mercury then moved retrograde, Einstein began to pour out
his findings in the five historic papers of that year. Special Relativity was number four.
- p. MercuryR trine p. Uranus. Concrete Taurus Mercury, hovering trine p. Uranus in Virgo, emphasize
this was a time to detail something in real-world terms. The trine shows how it flowed out, a new paper every few months.
- p. MercuryR semisquare p. Eris. Other people by and large would not "get" him. There was an amazing silence
after his papers appeared; not long, but certainly people were either stunned or disbelieving in his assertions.
- p. MercuryR square p. Orcus/p. North Node. Again, his ideas were totally contrary to the established
idea of Order (Orcus) and public opinion (N. Node). It would be a hard slog, to prove what he laid out.
- p. MercuryR sextile p. Jupiter. Ah, Mercury isn't going to sextile that progressed Jupiter, not any time soon,
as Mercury is now going in reverse. But there are other things that could trine that p. Uranus, and complete the sextile to
that p. Jupiter! Can you guess?
Einstein's Sun, progressed to 1915 General Relativity paper.
Ten long years after his Miracle Year, Einstein finally completed his General Relativity theory.
Most people don't understand the difference between Special and General Relativity. In a nutshell,
Special Relativity only dealt with the odd effects Einstein observed between two points, when one
of them was in motion and the other stationary. In
General Relativity, he applied his theory to all relative motion, including the movements of the solar system
and other celestial structures.
- p. Sun trine p. Uranus. Could there be any other marker for the arrival of "General Relativity," but
that the progressed Sun moves into the postion p. Mercury stationed near, in 1905? How beautiful and perfect is that?
And there's no retrograde motion in the Sun's future. What really impresses me here is, some wonder why Einstein took
10 years to push out General Relativity. These critics point out that for two years, he rejected this one set of equations as
necessary for his argument, and then found out he indeed needed those same equations after all! But we astrologers
can look at this and say, "He's on time." There was no wasted effort, for some reason. Einstein reached his moment
when he was due.
- p. Sun semisquare p. Eris, square p. Orcus/p. North Node, just like Mercury had been. Einstein still
had his problems, because there was no simple way to prove his theories. One could be proved using a solar eclipse,
but as he was publishing his signature theory, World War I was commencing. There was no money or opportunity
to trek to a remote spot and observe a total eclipse. Einstein's vindication had to wait.
- Wondering what happened to Jupiter? Jupiter has traveled just enough that it can no longer sextile late Aries/early
Taurus. But don't worry! You know that p. Sun is going to sextile p. Jupiter. I'd bet you know when, too!
Einstein's Sun, progressed to 1919 Solar Eclipse, which proved his General Relativity claims.
Above I explained how Einstein's General Relativity theory offered a vastly different view of celestial motion.
One of his more fantastic claims was that when stars are viewed near a large
massive object (like our Sun), their starlight should warp and so appear in a different spot. In other words, when looked at right near
the edge of the Sun, a star's light beam would bend.
How do you prove that? You need a solar eclipse to occur, just as the Sun has a distant star near its edge.
Who could see that, with the Sun so bright? That's why you need a total eclipse — once the moon completely blots out
the sun, you can see such a star. At that moment you look to see if the star is where we know it should be.
If the star appears to have moved, then Einstein is RIGHT — large bodies like the Sun
or a black hole, do warp a light beam!
- p. Sun leaving trine p. Uranus, applying sextile p. Jupiter.
Einstein has done it, he has the proof he desperately needed for 14 years, or half a Saturn orbit (how apt). He now enjoys
both the trine and the sextile simultaneously, as he is a bona-fide genius to his colleagues (Uranus), and now
the world, as the press splashes his victory on newspapers worldwide (Jupiter).
- p. Sun leaving behind the squares to p. Orcus/N. Node and semisquare to Eris.
Einstein is the status quo, soon after this, and people everywhere can't get enough information about Spacetime and Relativity.
Einstein's Sun, progressed to news that he won the 1921 Nobel Prize, bestowed in December 1922.
It was only a matter of time that Einstein would receive the Nobel Prize. This was such a firm assumption, that when Einstein
divorced his first wife, she settled not for money he had, but for the Nobel Prize money she and everyone else knew he'd get
at some point.
- p. Sun sextile p. Jupiter, and sextile p. Moon. Einstein was happy (Sun/Jupiter);
his ex-wife was happy (Moon/Jupiter), and assumedly his new wife, cousin Elsa, was also happy (Moon/Jupiter again).
- p. Sun still in orb trine p. Uranus. These were great years for Einstein. He enjoyed
considerable regard; he got the university positions he desired. And he wasn't yet confronted with theories even more bizarre
than his own, that would emerge in the mid-1920s and consequently make him more than a little perturbed, namely Quantum Mechanics.
Now let's take a huge leap into the present! We pass over all the intervening years, Einstein fleeing the Nazis, clueing FDR in about
atomic bombs, moving to Princeton, dying . . . to reach this moment, so exciting to his fans and the Scientific Community, this
discovery of gravitational waves.
Einstein's Mercury, progressed to the LIGO discovery.
So what do we find? If Einstein were here, watching, certainly he'd have e-mail and have
been in the inner circle of LIGO and know of the blip they heard, the distinct *CHIRP!* that signaled the arrival of these
delicate whispery waves. He would know if he were still conscious and
on Earth, and so his Secondary Progression should show something.
- p. Mercury conjunct p. Uranus. Now how about that! He'd be partying like it's 1905! Recall
when all this started, it was that just-retrograde p. Mercury trine p. Uranus, 111 years ago. Progressed
Mercury has now met Uranus and given the old brainy gas-bag a
celebratory bear hug!
- p. Mercury separating conjunct p. Vesta, square p. Haumea/Pluto, semisquare p. Saturn/Makemake.
He'd even know about how
difficult the search has been, how much work (Vesta) was tirelessly invested, huge sums of money spent (Pluto), how often the project
looked like it would be a boondoggle (Saturn/Makemake), a disaster (Haumea), not that the attempt was in any way flawed, but that the waves might be just
too tenuous to detect.
- p. Mercury trine p. Mars, sesquiquadrate p. Varuna. The celebrating would continue, apparently, as all his energies
would be focused on passionately (Mars) explaining what this all means, in oceans of words (Varuna).
But he doesn't have to, as so many scientists, and even non-scientists
like myself, are tickled pink and are relishing telling YOU, dear reader who has hopefully gotten to this point, about this wonderful
achievement of Science. Humankind will speak for Einstein, and so he lives on, and so his birth pattern can be progressed and
its message understandable, as it matches up with what is happening. Many of you heard
"Einstein this..." on TV, "Einstein that..." written in the newspaper,
and online, and on Facebook, Twitter... Einstein lives!
Join me for one last look (below) at the perfection of Einstein's Milestone of late June 1905 (Special Relativity),
and Mercury's long path to the Milestone of mid-September 2015 (Detection of Gravitational Waves).
Hopefully you found the above progression sequence astounding and impressive. But we're not stopping there. As I said earlier, this works for
more than just birth charts. When you have a breakthrough like Special Relativity, that's a huge and heavy thing! And now that you are
somewhat versed in Einstein-speak, can you imagine what happens when something is really huge and super-weighty? That thing can curve spacetime!
Such a massive occasion causes a dent in reality. Is that what Secondary Progression does, show you the curve ahead of you? Let's check it out:
Einstein's Special Relativity Paper received date (see full wheel), progressed to LIGO discovery of gravitational waves.
Be sure you take a look at the full wheel at the link, as it's a beautiful event chart,
with Sun conjunct Haumea/Neptune, opposed to Uranus/OR10.
Why Sun/Haumea/Neptune? Einstein was Changing (Haumea) Everything (Neptune)! And he did so by proposing new theories
that involved incredibly subtle (OR10)
scientific ideas (Uranus).
- p. Sun/Mercury sextile p. Uranus/OR10. Once again, Mercury/Uranus milestone in progression!
You'd almost begin to think this stuff works, eh? But even better, this Uranus/OR10 is the same one that was opposite the Event Sun,
way back in late June 1905. So in some ways, Uranus/OR10 symbolize those gravitational waves — subtle, near undetectable, but
now that p. Mercury has moved to sextile p. Uranus/OR10, LIGO's caught 'em in its sensitive detectors!
- p. Mercury sextile p. Ixion/N. Node. The sextile with Ixion is coming, and what wonderful new and seemingly
impossible things will now be identified in space, is what that most likely suggests. The sextile to p. N. Node, the spread of the news that was imminent
for months, and has now come.
- p. Sun trine p. Varuna. There will be much writing (Varuna)
of scientific papers, as well as magazine articles, news stories, books,
e-books, and so on, for the LIGO team and their collaborators.
Einstein's General Relativity Paper received date (see full wheel), progressed to LIGO discovery of gravitational waves.
Here we are progressing the day Einstein submitted his General Relativity paper.
Again, check out the full wheel link here, and you'll note that Sun/Neptune/Haumea are at it
again!, except at this event, Sun is trine Neptune, and sesquiquadrate Haumea. Same thing, really. Einstein has completed his transformation
of the nature of spacetime (Haumea), and shown it indeed involved the visible universe (Neptune as a symbol for "everything"). I'd also point out that Mercury is square Uranus; these two
are still relating. I wonder where those two will end up, by Gravitational Wave Discovery Day?
- p. Mercury conjunct p. Uranus. Who would have guessed? These two need to get a room. But
seriously, isn't it stunning to see this third timeline of Einstein's, progressing to Mercury/Uranus angular perfections?
- p. Mercury sesquiquadrate p. Pluto, opposite p. Mars, all separating. You even have some shorthand
notation of the angst that was felt leading up to the discovery, which was more detailed in the progression from Special Relativity. Pluto
makes a repeat performance, and the opposition from Mars is perfect to describe
all the bitching and complaining the poor LIGO managers probably endured, as they
begged for patience, persistence, and just a few more hundred million dollars.
Again, full wheel link is provided at this article's end, but I wanted you to see this significant moment in diagram form. Here's a Grecian Urn, don't you think?
Balanced, fortunate, yet challenged. Einstein is finally at rest, with laurels and achievements galore (the trines, the sextiles), but
he never unified all the different theories, especially that thorn in his side, Quantum Mechanics (perhaps the square from Jupiter/Uranus/Makemake?).
Just like in 1879 when he was born, Pluto and Haumea are conjunct, this time in Leo (at birth they were in Taurus).
This time they are trine the Sun; at birth they were sextile. How could this be, especially conjunct a second time in less than 80 years?
The reason for that is, Pluto and Haumea have elliptical orbits. Sometimes Haumea is faster, and passes Pluto, which it did in 1879. But then
Pluto reaches the fast part of its orbit, and it passes Haumea, as it did in 1955. So it's possible; incredible for someone to catch the wave of BOTH
conjunctions, but it's possible!
Also note Sun is opposite Neptune, another familiar theme, as Neptune was semisquare at birth, and
involved in all those other important moments like Special Relativity and General Relativity. That's what I call a Natal Theme, as if your
theme song is playing when you walk onto a stage. Here's a litte quiz: how many other Einstein natal themes do you spot in this chart? Answer
given at the end.
So how does the somber passing of this great man progress to the LIGO moment?
Einstein didn't achieve something at death; he cemented his reputation. He could do no
more. Einstein left it up to us, the greater Community, to carry him along from here on, to try as we might to test his
remaining unproven theories. And look what this discovery
has done — Einstein has become himself. Compare the left diagram, of
Einstein's Death progressed to the LIGO Discovery, to the diagram you saw earlier, Einstein's birth,
shown at right.
His death's Sun trine Pluto/Haumea, has progressed to Sun sextile Pluto/Haumea,
like at his birth. Makes sense, as 60 years have passed since his
birth, by LIGO's long awaited discovery.
- p. Sun trine p. Neptune is perfected. This signals
such a complete victory for Einstein. And again, this repeats his birth
theme as well as the death chart theme, but in the most fortunate terms.
- p. Sun sextile p. Sedna is
on track to perfect.
There's more to gather from the perseverence of this project.
- p. Sun applying conjunct p. 2002 AW197 (Lightbulb!). There will be more ideas (AW197, nicknamed "Edison"). This is a start,
as much as it's a completion.
This similarity of the LIGO progression, to his birth, is like saying,
all his adult life and for six decades after death, we have labeled him a genius. Now
it is scientifically confirmed and verified.
If this makes you wonder, how does this really work, I can only surmise
that what we look at in a horoscope chart,
is the Individual in Society. We achieve and are recognized in
our achievements, because others help us, challenge us, in so many and
varied ways, sculpt the progress of our path. If we succeed, it's Others who
mark that success with awards and honors. Humankind is a swirling
pattern of activity that somehow mirrors the swirling pattern of activity
of the solar system. We collectively are a fractal pattern of the solar system
fractal pattern. That is why we can look up and use the solar system
like a GPS view of time, and see ahead and behind, using our Sun and its family's "superior"
(as in "above us") representative pattern.
Albert Einstein birth
Albert Einstein death
Special Relativity Paper Received, 12 noon, Berlin Germany used
General Relativity Paper Received, 12 noon, Berlin Germany used
1919 Solar Eclipse Proves Relativity
Gravitational Waves Discovery Moment, exact time provided by
Answer to the number of Sun Natal Themes present at Einstein's death: Seven — Sedna, Moon, Ixion,
Neptune, Pluto, Haumea, and Chiron. You might also have noted Mercury natal themes Sedna and Ixion.
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