Earlier yesterday, Afghanistan experienced a strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake which shook this northeastern area and the countries surrounding it. Looking at the celestial map of this moment, one thing stands out, and that’s the number of inconjuncts at work at the time of the quake.
The lines running through the middle of the wheel show the number of inconjuncts at work, packing this period of time with tension and stress.Inconjuncts are alignments that fall thirty degrees on either side of the opposition. Each sign of the zodiac occupies 30 degrees of longitude, and so they fall within one sign of the opposition. They involve qualities and elements that are dissimilar to each other in their inherent nature. For instance, in the wheel above the Moon is moving into a conjunction to Uranus in Aries at 17 degrees of that sign. If you follow the lines across the chart, we find Jupiter, Venus and Mars at 15, 16 and 19 degrees of Virgo respectively. Aries is a Cardinal, FIRE sign, while Virgo is a Mutable, EARTH sign. None of these qualities or elements match each other. Their celestial personalities are inherently different. This is like oil and water, except that there is a tension that is manifested as they attempt to interact and align with each other. In addition, Chiron in Pisces is inconjuncting Mercury in Libra, at 17 and 18 degrees, adding to the overall dynamic. Earthquakes are a build up in tension that finally releases itself suddenly, abruptly as the internal faults realign themselves.
In looking at this wheel, it is the overall combination that builds the amount of power that was ultimately released, but the Moon moving into an alignment with Uranus that was probably the ultimate trigger (together with Saturn crossing the Midheaven), bringing sudden and radical change to the mix.