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May was a Below Average Month for Earthquakes But Astrology was Still A Key Factor
Above is a list of all quakes of 6.0 magnitude or greater for the month of May, 2012. An average month will see about 12 or 13 such quakes (2-3 quakes in the 6.7 or higher range and about 10 quakes from 6.0 to 6.6 magnitude). May of 2012 had just 9 such quakes. In the prediction that I made for May a month ago, I was looking for 6.7 or higher quakes to fall within windows that comprised 45% of the time encompassing that month. One would expect just one quake inside one of those windows based on a statistical average if there were 2 or 3 quakes of 6.7 magnitude or greater inside that months 31 day period. As it turned out, there was just 1 such quake and it fell 23 hours after my last window. My first impression was that it was a random quake, but upon closer scrutiny, astrology did play a roll (it just didn't show up on my radar).
The focus of the earthquake chart for the 6.7 magnitude quake in Argentina (below) involves a strong sextile aspect between the Sun/Mercury midpoint and Uranus. Looking at it another way, Mercury is semi-sextile the Sun/Uranus midpoint and the Sun is semi-sextile the Mercury/Uranus midpoint. Mercury, which often plays a key role in triggering earthquakes (especially when aspecting Uranus), was also at nearly its greatest motion through the heavens when viewed from Earth. In general, the closer a planet is to its maximum velocity, the more active its influence will be in any given chart. The sun was also very close to one of a few key spots in the zodiac that seems to parallel earthquake activity (although it was a bit past where I would have considered it to be a factor in that regard).
Interestingly, if one looks at all 6.0 magnitude or greater quakes for that month, 2 out of 3 fell within my windows (or 6 out of 9 as highlighted in yellow in the first illustration, when 4 would be normal based on a statistical average). That means that such quakes were 1.5 times more frequent than normal inside my windows. With results like that one might think I deserve a pat on the back and a B score at least, but since I had predicted that May would be almost as active as the month prior and I was singling out 6.7 magnitude or greater quakes, I am going to (again) rate myself with a C- score (one of these days I'll get it right).
Although there was a 6.7 magnitude quake during the month of May, it was not the focus of attention in the news media. Instead, a 6.0 magnitude quake on 5/20 and a 5.8 magnitude quake on 5/29 in Italy, both of which killed at least 2 dozen people and damaged many valuable structures was in the spotlight (those quakes were not inside my prediction windows).
At this point I am going to try my luck at what is in store for the next few months. In general, I expect the month of May 2012, to give an inkling of what is to come during the next three months. I don't expect above average activity until September, when things should pick up and last through the end of the year. Here are my windows for June 2012:
6/7/2012, 0000 UT (+-24hrs) Japan or Java
6/16/12, 0000 UT (+-36hrs) Haiti
6/24/12, 1200 UT (+-48hrs) China, Chile, Iran, Armenia, or Italy (this should also be a big day for UFOs)
These windows comprise 30% of the time during the June period. Thus, if there are 10 quakes of 6.0 magnitude or higher during that month, only 3 should fall within my windows (based on a statistical average). I am again looking for results of 1.5 times the statistical average or better.