Solarific Science Explosion


The sun’s magnetic poles rotate one full cycle over a 22 year time frame.
Moon feels, fluctuates, adapts, pretty shiny orb yadda yadda –


Sun fluctuates too respect.
Astrological Sun rules Leo, the heart.

Polar reversal takes place every 11 years during the sunspot, flares and solar storm maximum cycle.  Every 11 years, the magnetic poles of the sun point toward the equator.  When this happens, the electromagnetic flow at (sunspots drift toward) the equator becomes much stronger.  Below, the uniform blue (north) and yellow (south)regions near the poles reveal the orientation of the Sun’s underlying dipole magnetic field.   We are currently over three years into Cycle 24.

Why and how does this happen ?
The trailing polarity flux from bipolar active regions drifts toward the pole to produce polar fields. The polar reversal occurs when sufficient flux from a new cycle has reached the pole to neutralize the remnant flux of opposite polarity from the previous cycle.  Flux accumulates at the Sun’s poles until, at the height of solar maximum, the
magnetic poles change polarity and begin to grow in a new direction.
Extensive read here for science geeks.

Here is the Sun now  via SOHO – realtime.

More on Sun cycles below…


As if Moon conjunct Mars and now nearly Saturn wasn’t making us cranky enough, we are also under a proton warning. 

About 2,000 geomagnetic storms happen in every 11-year solar cycle – but proton events > 10 (+9) are more rare – they vary from 0 – 8 events per solar cycle.
Past proton events.

As of this post: Latest Alert: Jul 24 1857 UTC EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected 
The flux proton levels are still at a elevated level, just below the threshold
for the >=10MeV as a consequence of the CME eruption early in the morning of
July 23. This means that we are still geomagnetically connected with the
source/CME.  SIDE, Belgium

What you say ?
Proton ( positively charged – click here for why negative is good – sage smudging, and electrical thunderstorms via my very first post ) shock waves are associated with coronal mass ejections, though not necessarily (click for current graph – no magnetic storms) magnetic in nature. Interplanetary Shockspotter here.

10 MeV = Ten million electron volts yowsa

See why the protons are worth mentioning – we will feel it !… Maybe chalk it up to Uranus square Pluto or Moon conjunct Mars – Saturn.  Protons are uncomfortable, increased blood pressure, aggression, serotonin levels.  Nervous tension.  Girl cat was especially touchy this eve.  Plus severe drought across the US.
We are feeling it BIGTIME.

Here is a page for red alert warnings.
In addition you can always go to the sidebar to NOAA- Space Weather Now.

Here is a record of proton shocks from 2000 – 2005.

Here is the last two weeks – note the 10+ peaks.  Not as high as the 10 (+6) above, yet getting up there, nonetheless.  Click here for updates on the latest 48 hours of solar flare activity – basically like the chart below only fresh.

You are wondering what is a proton event exactly…? 
Me too.  (in depth Solar Proton Event wiki)

A solar proton event (or proton storm) occurs when protons emitted by the Sun become accelerated to very high energies either close to the Sun during a solar flare or in interplanetary space by the shocks associated with coronal mass ejections.

These high energy protons cause several effects. They can penetrate the Earth’s magnetic field and cause ionization in the ionosphere. They (reportedly – GMAstro) only enter the atmosphere near north pole, south pole, and South Atlantic magnetic anomaly.

What is South Atlantic magnetic anomaly ?  It is where the Earth’s magnetic field is the weakest. (see map below)  
Who knew ?  Not me – fascinating !

Ye Gads, I see an astrocartography analysis bender in my Sun conjunct Uranus Pluto future.  Plus, weak magnetics – do people weigh less and jump higher too… hmmm..? That could be an arthritic plus or minus, I suppose, plus maybe baseballs go farther…?… compasses spin wildly..?  the mind boggles…hmmm…ok – getting distracted…sorry

South Atlantic magnetic anomaly

Basically the effect is similar to auroral events, the difference being that electrons and not protons are involved. They can penetrate the Earth’s magnetic field and cause ionization in the ionosphere.  Energetic solar protons are also a significant radiation hazard to spacecraft and astronauts.  In addition they wack out radio signals, but not necessarily the electrical grids, which are only sensitive to fluctuations in the Earth’s magnetic field.

What is the ionosphere exactly ?

The ionosphere is comprised of portions of the mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere, distinguished because it is ionized by solar radiation.   In the thermosphere, the atmosphere is so thin that free electronsokay, how Uranian is THAT ? – can exist for short periods of time before they are captured by a nearby positive ion. The number of these free electrons is sufficient to affect radio propagation.

The thermosphere is ionized and contains a plasma which is referred to as the ionosphere. In a plasma, the negative free electrons  and the positive ions  are attracted to each other by the electromagnetic force, but they are too energetic to stay fixed together in an electrically neutral molecule. 

Too energetic – fascinating – drawn together, but no neutrality. 
Fixed by attraction, yet not bound.  cool.

Can you see this in your natal chart oppositions ? 
I soOo do in mine.
Same wavelength, opposite viewpoints.

Toro Moon opp Scorp Neptuner.
Exalted vs. most highly aspected. 

Okay, so check this out:
During magnetically quiet days of solar maximum periods, the diurnal (daytime) ionosphere has both increased ionization and is thicker, compared to the nighttime for non – auroral latitudes.  The reverse is true during the solar minimum.

In high latitudes, nighttime thickness of the ionosphere is higher compared to the daytime for both solar phases.

The atmosphere adjusts for the incoming solar energy and storms.  neatO.

Interestingly peak ionosphere thickness is pre-sunrise and post sunset.
(source for above)

Protons have a positive charge, neutrons have a neutral charge, and electrons have a negative charge.

When these charges are out of balance, an atom becomes either positively or negatively charged.  The switch between one type of charge and the other allows electrons to flow from one atom to another. This flow of electrons, or a negative charge, is what we call electricity.

Exactly why the sunrise and sunset are so magickal – full of possibilities & electricity !

I’m not buying we don’t feel the protons through the atmosphere bit, obviously.  If proton storms change and whack out radiowaves, they change and whack out life forms on the planet surface too.  So step up the sage smudging, the candles and humidity in your environs just to safe – feels good anyway.

Gonna Virgo – out and go from macro to the micro bit: human electrical health: Click.

The most common human ion is Calcium.

Calcium is not only the fifth-most-abundant element by mass in the Earth’s crust, but it is also the fifth-most-abundant dissolved ion in seawater.
Wow.  Who knew ?  Not me !  Saturnrox, lol. 

Bone is the body’s major mineral storage site.  Calcium storage inside our cells accumulate ions, releases them when needed.  This calcium storage includes mitochondria.  Mitochondria are sometimes described as “cellular power plants” because they generate chemical energy.  Human mitochondrial DNA is inherited solely from the mother.
How is that for Moon conjunct Saturn ?


So now onto Solar cycles, why I started writing this novella in the first place.
Solar Maximum Sunspot Official Numbers NOAA

Sunspot peaks
Feb 1906 – 64.2
Aug 1917 – 105.4
April 1928 – 78.1
April 1937 – 119.2
May 1947 – 151.8
March 1958 – 201.3
Nov 1968 – 110.6
Dec 1979 – 164.5
July 1989 – 158.5
March 2000 – 120.8

I have been wanting to study up on solar cycles for months and months – finally doing it.

I have Sun conjunct Uranus (magnetics) Pluto and I was thinking solar cycles would be evident in my life.

I got my answer.
My answer is yes.

In ’68 I was too young to remember, will have to ask my Mom what was going on.  I know around ’79 I got yanked into several years of moving and changing schools every few months or so.  (Toro Moon in 4 hates that, btw.)  Around ’89 second Sagittarian  relationship hit the skids – heartbreakingly stellar crash and burn, I didn’t eat or sleep for weeks.  You can see it coming, 2000 wasn’t any better, years of major stress induced illness.

I am curious if you notice anything unusual during solar maximums.
Please comment either way.  If you have made it this far you deserve a science geek medal and a heartfelt thank you for reading my self-indulgent solar magnetic energies post.
Thank you.
Gneiss Moon

ps. It is late, and I need sleep – I will look up world history with the dates and edit with more info at a later time.  I did find this link fascinating – stock market and solar cycles, via John Hampson.

Hypersensitive Adaptation

“My belief is in the blood and flesh as being wiser than the intellect. The body-unconscious is where life bubbles up in us. It is how we know that we are alive, alive to the depths of our souls and in touch somewhere with the vivid reaches of the cosmos.”  – D. H. Lawrence

Spoken like a Virgo with Scorpio rising, Pluto (chart ruler) conjunct Neptune.  D.H. Lawrence has Virgo Sun conjunct Jupiter, Uranus, North Node in the 11th house (natural house of Aquarius).  He was visionary; a very creative thinker, writer.

I find it so interesting that by following my heart, I have perfectly played my astrological hand, walked my astrological map- including the pitfalls, without consciously doing so.  What I love about learning astrology is it has explained so much about my habits and tendencies.  Astrology has given me the tools to be pro-active in charting my own course to physical and spiritual healing.  I am hoping through reading this site, I can help you do the same.

My friend Rhonda introduced me to Craniosacral Biodynamics, and having Moon opposite Neptune in the 11th, and Sun conjunct Uranus, I find this fascinating.
Body fluids are ruled by Aquarius and Uranus
movement of the body fluid is ruled by Moon and Neptune. 

The intention of craniosacral work is to encourage the cellular breath to move freely, without restriction, thereby allowing the life-giving oxygen, ions, and vital fluid to flow thoughout the body.

The cellular breath, or The Breath of Life produces a series of subtle rhythms (rhythms are Moon and Neptune ruled) that may be palpated in the body and which make up an integrated physiological system. At least three subtle rhythms have been identified in this “primary respiratory system”, each having a different rate and producing rhythms within rhythms.

These three “tides” are referred to asthe cranial rhythmic impulse; a more superficial rhythm expressed at an average rate of 8-12 cycles per minute, the mid-tide; a tidal rhythm that carries ordering forces into the body expressed at a slower rate of approximately 2.5 cycles per minute and the long tide; a deep and slow rhythmic impulse expressed about once every 100 seconds. The long tide is considered to be the first stirring of life and motion as the Breath of Life emerges from a deeper ground of stillness at the center of our being.

This same ‘breath of life’ takes place on a larger scale in the oceans of the Earth via thermohaline circulation.  It is like a giant ocean deep water conveyor belt transporting enormous volumes of cold, salty water from the North Atlantic to the Northern Pacific, and bringing warmer, fresher water in return.

Salt water oceans make up 71% of the Earth’s surface, the human body is more than 60 percent water. Blood is 92 percent water, the brain and muscles are 75 percent water, and bones are about 22 percent water.

Scientific studies cannot prove the rhythms of the Moon influence water in the human body, or that the Moon has an influence on humans at all, for that matter; but they cannot prove astrology either, and I know it works.  I know astrology works because I have seen it working in the charts of myself, my family, and those people I admire.

Look for any aspects to Mercury, Gemini, or Jupiter to indicate the quality of your breathing.  Look to aspects to Uranus, Aquarius, Moon and Neptune to indicate the rhythmic movement of blood, or water in your body.

I have Neptune both opposite Moon, and square Leo meaning in my chart I may have to watch for heart trouble, as Leo rules the heart, and Neptune bodily fluids.  I have also learned to be attuned to emotional balance as my Moon is in the 4th house (natural house of Cancer- rules the stomach) and can cause vague (Neptune rules the hidden) stress induced illness.  I have Saturn (restriction) in the 3rd house (natural house of Gemini). 

Mercury, Gemini and Jupiter rule breathing in the astrological chart.

I spent many years smoking on and off, and haven’t smoked now in several years.  My Saturn placement is a red flag for lung issues, so good thing I quit.  (not that I recommend smoking for any placement, I don’t)

The first step to health is prevention.
Like the Bene Gesserit from Dune, I know humans can bend the life force towards health and well-being through concentration and will.

In the Bene Gesserit tradition, Sisters received many years of training in prana/bindu body control. They were capable of entering a trace-state, altering metabolism and slowing heart rates to neutralise toxic chemicals in the body on a molecular level.  Bene Gesserit are trained in “the minutiae of observation”, noticing details that the common person would miss in the people and environment around them. When combined with their analytical abilities, this “hyperawareness” makes the Bene Gesserit capable of divining secrets and arriving at conclusions that are invisible to everyone else.

It’s no surprise I love Dune and reading of the Bene Gesserit, as I have a Virgo stellium and giant Neptuner, both leading me to be conscious of physical and spiritual health.
The first step to balance is awareness.
May the road to health rise up to meet you…


Matter meets energy

Pictured here is Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft : Specifically, Saturnian superbolts ~> radio (Uranus rules) bursts from Storm Alley in the planet’s southern hemisphere. This image shows one bright tempest in that area, the so-called Dragon Storm.

This pic came to mind this morning as I am feeling kinda edgy today.  Could very well be transiting Uranus getting closer to my natal Saturn.  Chart biggies for me.  Saturn rules my chart, and Uranus is oriental (rising before Sun) conjunct by 4 degrees.

Saturn is terra firma, being grounded, matter, form, it is a restrictive energy.  Uranus is a maverick; wild unpredictable energy, called by some ‘the awakener’.  Its polar axis is actually on a right angle to the other planets, it ‘rolls’ around its orbit.  (Go to the sixty symbols link for more on Uranus)  Uranus rules electricity, inventors and astrology among other things.  So I am thinking what will happen when restriction meets freedom !?

Some things came to mind… I was recently reading a book called ‘Earthing’, which covers the idea of making sure your body is physically connected to the Earth as much as possible so the body may gain healthy electrically charged ions through the ground.  Interesting idea, but it comes with a price tag for additional ‘gear’.
What I have is free…everybody loves free !   Just gonna pitch you some ideas~

Think of your body.  Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, right ?  Human bodies are full of minerals (that’s the Saturn bit)…such as potassium, sulfur, sodium, magnesium, and many more.

If we become more aware of our internal energy ( heart/ Sun–and Uranus/electro-magnetics in body), more aware of using the minerals we embody–we are already ‘grounded’.  Centering a deep breath and visualizing the energy thumping away in the chest -via the heart- is incredibly healing for the Electro-Magnetic Human Field.

Now for some Star Wars: “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.“―Obi-Wan Kenobi

When negative is good

Trail 3 / 9

Positive and negative ions -electrical charges- surround us, in the air molecules we breathe.
With each breath we take, ions flow into our lungs then enter our bloodstream, then each cell in our body.

Positive ions frequent closed places lacking airflow, and will cause serotonin levels to increase. High levels of serotonin can trigger migraines, increased blood pressure, aggression, asthma attacks, and create nervous tension.

Negative ions carry electrical energy and are present when lightning strikes, after a rainstorm, near waterfalls, evergreens, fire and ocean surf, to name a few.  Negative ions help oxygen reach our cells faster and stimulate resistance to disease.  Air-borne bacteria decreases with higher levels of negative ions, plants grow stronger, faster, and humans feel more mentally relaxed.

Sage emits negative ions – so burn or ‘smudge’ with a sage bundle to remove positive ions from your aura and your home.  If the smoke the bundle emits is thick and rolling, there is an overabundance of positive ions and the sage burns more.  Smudge the sage, paying particular attention to closets, drawers and corners.  Work clockwise through the home, finish near a window or door you can open to let negative energies escape.  Close the door or window and let the sage bundle rest, it will go out by itself when the ceremony is complete.

The next time you breathe your ‘air vitamins’, remember this negative post and feel the good vibes !