Giant sunspot AR2192 erupted again on Oct. 24th (21:40 UT), producing a powerful X3-class solar flare. Using a backyard solar telescope, Sergio Castillo of Corona, California, was monitoring the sunspot when it exploded:
“This flare was so intense that it almost shorted out my computer! Well … not really,” says Castillo, “but I knew right away that it was an X-class eruption.”
A pulse of extreme UV radiation from the flare ionized the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a brief but strong blackout of HF radio communications over the dayside of Earth. Such blackouts may be noticed by amateur radio operators, aviators, and mariners.
Coronagraph data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) suggest that the explosion did not hurl a significant CME toward our planet. (Interestinngly, none of the X-flares from this active region has so far produced a major CME.) As a result, Earth-effects may be limited to the radio blackout.
That massive wave of things-not-working-right (and I don’t even mean electronics) yesterday was probably due to this flare.
Ground. Ground ground ground. Go stick your bare feet in the grass/dirt/sand right now.
Do 3 energetic Sun salutations. Reach up, and feel yourself connecting with the energy of the Sun. Grab it, and pull that down, though the top of your head (crown chakra), and down into your heart center. Let it pull you into alignment. Then send it down your legs into the earth. Again, do this three times.
Drink more water, preferably with a little lemon squeezed into it (if you’re not on any prescription medication, grapefruit will also work). The more hydrated you are, the easier it is to bring yourself into alignment.
Remember that this makes for the crazy. Just because you have tools doesn’t mean everyone else does. Proceed with caution, drive defensively, cut people some slack, and don’t poke the bear.
What it’s all about:
We’ve moved into some heavy Scorpio energy. This is an opportunity for huge growth, and you can even use it to rocket you toward new dreams and new goals (or old ones, if a change doesn’t feel right). Scorpio has a lot of Fire Goddess energy (what did you think was powering the rocket?), which means you’re going to have to make a sacrifice. No, silly, put that goat back. An internal sacrifice. Time to take a look at your attachments. Got any addictions? Time to give them up. Any obsessions or unhealthy compulsions? Offer them to the fire. In the realm of personal growth, is there anything you’ve said “I’ll do anything, change anything, but not that“? Time to give that up, or get really uncomfortable. Or, more to the point, continue to feel really uncomfortable.
Have fun! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
I’m going to try to go back to sleep now…