The sun is the source of life on Earth, and it is the center of our solar system. If it did not exist, we would not survive. This is a scientific fact. As a result, any change in the sun is of vital importance for humans and all other living things. Throughout history, many civilizations—such as Egypt, Hopi, ancient India, Maya, Aztec, and China—believed the collective attitudes were affected by the sun. According to the ancients, the sun stands for everything and represents all life. The sun could also take life as well as give it. The ancients knew what an angry sun could do.
As the symbolic language of the universe, astrology also regards the sun as the giver of life. It undertakes a great role for all living things on Earth. It turns chaos into order and shows us where the life energy we need is focused. The sun means life or “I am.” As the source of light and heat, the sun ends the darkness and everything appears clearly under its light. In the astrological hierarchy, the sun is accepted as the greatest ruler of the sky. It represents the ultimate and highest authority. The sun is so strong that we cannot look at it directly without protection. If we do not protect ourselves from its rays, our skin burns. The sun is the giver of life, but it can also damage life. If a planet orbits too near to the Sun, it will become extremely hot. Symbolizing light, consciousness, and enlightenment, it is related to conscious attitudes, creativity, and the feeling of having a purpose in life.
The sun is a huge electromagnetic source, radiating light, heat, UV rays, and electrical particles to the planets within the solar system. In addition to emitting light and heat, it also emits electrically charged ion gases to the solar system. This is called the solar wind. Based on the density and speed of the magnetic plasma, solar winds strike the magnetosphere of the earth and strongly affect the magnetic fields of life forms. Sometimes at the moment of this magnetic polarity, a huge energy release can cause some great geophysical events, affecting human DNA and causing some evolutionary changes.
Our understanding of the outer layer of the sun increases daily, thanks to modern telescopes and computers. It has been confirmed that changes in the magnetic field of the sun affect the magnetic field of the Earth. According to the reports of Dr. Mike Lockwood from the National Rutherford Appleton Laboratories in California, the magnetic field of the sun has strengthened by 230% since 1901. The scientists hardly understand what this means for us.
Recently, using their observations of the sun, Russian and European physicists disclosed that a huge change in the Earth’s magnetic field will occur because of changes in the sun. The scientists predict the magnetic storms in the sun will become so strong that the Earth will be affected, and by the end of 2011, sunspots will be more active. They also expect that the higher solar activity will expose the Earth to higher radiation; accelerate global climate change; cause more disasters such as drought, floods, hurricanes, and tornados; trigger volcanic eruptions and earthquakes; and cause sudden changes in the magnetic field.
Scientists closely observe the sun’s activity. The most interesting thing on the surface of the sun are the sunspots. These sunspots indicate sudden changes on the surface of the sun and are caused by the strong magnetic fields on the sun’s surface.
Sunspots periodically appear on the sun’s surface every 11.1 years. They are a symptom of the electromagnetic activity deep within the sun. Appearing as black areas on the sun, these are where the magnetic field condenses on the surface and are relatively cool compared to the rest of the surface. This lower heat is why they look darker when compared with their surroundings. The rest of the sun is hot and bright. The spots appear when strong magnetic fields occur on the sun’s surface. An increase in the number of spots means the power of the magnetic field has also increased. The strong explosions and storms in the sun are observed as sunspots from the Earth. When the sunspots reach their maximum level, statistics show that volcanic and seismic activities also increase. The magnetism that spreads from the sun damages satellites, space stations, wireless communication networks, and telephone lines.
Astronomers have counted sunspots since Galileo’s time. Every 10–11 years, the number of sunspots changes by as much as 200. The solar wind also affects the earth. During increased solar activity, the solar wind blows a great number of particles (electrons and protons) outwards. If the Earth did not have a magnetic field, these would destroy us. Thank God that the magnetosphere diverts these away from us.
Astronomers and physicists claim there is a relationship between the number of sunspots and the level of solar activity. When solar activity increases or decreases, the number of sunspots also increases or decreases respectively. Some scientists also claim that sunspots are related to climate changes. When the number of sun spots decreases, the temperature decreases and rains increase. The reverse is also true when the number of sunspots increases. An increase in the number of sunspots also causes radio waves, magnetic storms, and the northern lights (aurora borealis). According to some researchers (and me too) the important thing is not the number of sunspots, but the intensity!
Solar activity occurs in 11-year cycles, and a number defines each cycle. The 23rd cycle has ended, and the 24th cycle has recently begun. Periodically, in the beginning of each cycle, the sunspots occur near to the poles of the sun before they become more apparent and move to the equator. When the speed of the cycle decreases, sunspots appear near to the poles again. The sun creating sunspots is reminiscent of a baby coming out of the womb. New sunspots are born due to the strong magnetic field of the sun. They are seen first north and south of the sun’s equator, and this indicates that a new cycle has begun. According to scientists, the 24th solar cycle began on January 4, 2008. Soon after, the polarity of the sunspots changed. The sunspots reach their maximum number 3–5 years after the cycle’s beginning, so the maximum point of the 24th solar cycle will be between 2011 and 2013.
The solar activities recorded in the 23rd solar cycle were stronger than any in the last 400 years. The scientists claim the magnetic field of the sun changed and some irregularities were observed, especially after 2003. In 2005, during the solar maximum of the 23rd solar cycle, the USA experienced devastating hurricanes. Now, scientists agree that when solar activity in the 24th solar cycle reaches a peak, devastating events will occur more frequently.
Especially during the solar maximum periods, we see explosions in the sun increase. It is now well known that solar activity increases during the solar maximum.
Ever since the discovery of 11-year solar cycles around 200 centuries ago, scientists have had difficulty estimating future solar maximums, often failing dramatically. For example, the maximum number of sunspots predicted for 2002 was 150, but by February 1, 2002, the number had already reached 256, and many volcanic activities were observed in the following two weeks. In 2005, when we were in the solar minimum period, no one predicted intense solar activity. However, the solar wind that occurred on January 20, 2005 was larger than that seen in the solar maximum period during October 2005. During 2005, the solar winds continued. In September, within only one week, storms were seen that were stronger than any previously recorded. Under these circumstances, we need to find better methods for predicting solar activity. According to some scientists, the planets affect the gravitational field of the sun’s surface. I also believe this, and I am conducting intensive investigations on the subject. Although the gravitational effects of the planets are smaller than the sun’s, the change in the planetary field vector triggers solar flares. Thus, by observing the positions of the planets, we can predict when solar flares occur. We can see the planetary alignments on the heliocentric maps, and with this heliocentric view, we can see the effects of the planets on the sun, enabling us to predict natural disasters, wars, and other events that are reflections of solar activity.
The Latest News about Sunspots
At a recent meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Mexico covering sunspot cycles and solar dynamics, some solar scientists announced their measurements seemed to suggest a significant change in the number of sunspots. It was surmised that our sun is preparing to be less active in the coming years. The results of three separate studies appear to show that even as the current sunspot cycle swells toward its solar maximum, the sun could be heading into a much less active period, with activity in the next 11-year cycle being greatly reduced or even eliminated.
In a recent radio interview, investigator Mitch Battros, author of the bestselling book “Solar Rain,” gave some news about this meeting and summarized his predictions about the 24th sunspot cycle. According to Battros, the 24th cycle will be much smaller than the 23rd, but this does not mean that there will be no surprises, and it may be more powerful than anyone has predicted. Smaller solar events, such as C- and M-class flares, will have the ability to cause as much damage as the X-class flares in other cycles. This may be surprising to many people, because in the 23rd cycle, there were 400 to 500 sunspot regions and, in November 2003, we lived through an X-45 class solar flare, one of the largest solar flares. In addition, some scientists on the solar-cycle prediction panel stated that the 24th cycle would be about 50% stronger than the previous cycle.
The solar maximum of the 24th cycle was expected to happen in 2012, but now, with newer instruments, we have a better understanding of solar dynamics, and the solar maximum is expected a little later, probably in 2013. Many people interested in solar dynamics are watching for X-class flares or a large CME, but now it is understood that in this cycle (the 24th), even a common C-class flare may cause as much damage as the one experienced in November 2003.
The Earth is experiencing some significant shifts, and there could be large magnetic storms. With the new instruments, it was observed that in the coronal holes, the ejecting coronal masses are actually much stronger than was assumed. This cycle is extremely dangerous, and scientists are expecting to see indications of this within the next 12 months. Another possibility is we will have a little ice age, like in the 4th cycle (1784-1798). The 24th cycle almost has the lowest sunspot count for a long time, and just like cycle 14, which had a smooth peak of only 64 sunspots, almost all scientists in the panel expect a peak of 69 in the 24th cycle. In cycle 14 (1902-1913), despite the low sunspot count, temperatures were very high (as high as 120–130 ͦ F), and there was also a significant cold period. There is also evidence showing that there could be a global cooling after 2013.
According to Battros, 2012 will not be like a light switch. There would be a significant change in opinions, if not already. Another possibility is that radiation coming from the cosmos may interfere with the Earth’s magnetic field. The smallest charged particles are cosmic rays, which are more hazardous, the next are gamma particles, and the largest are solar flares. (Solar activity affects not only the Earth’s magnetic field, but it also supplies the ionosphere, the protective sheet of the Earth that is essential for the development of life on Earth. When solar activity increases, the ionosphere gains strength, and the Earth’s magnetic field contracts. This provides protection from cosmic radiation and charged cosmic particles. As solar activity decreases, just like now, the ionosphere loses strength and cosmic radiation finds ways to penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere.) There could be earthquakes and hurricanes resembling Katrina. The Earth is preparing for a magnetic pole-shift, and this could happen within as little as decades. Cosmic rays and magnetic disturbances affect human nerves directly, especially via synaptic transmission. There is a big shift happening right now related to the sun and the increasing cosmic radiation.
What Does Astrology Say?
Some scientists and authors who write about the 2012 phenomenon emphasize that if we live through such harsh natural disasters during the solar minimum, we could experience even worse ones during the solar maximum, because it is known that volcanic and seismic activity increases during the solar maximum. The latest natural disasters remind us of the relationship between the sun and the Earth. As I emphasized in my book, The Great Awakening: 2012, I believe that whatever will happen in 2012, the sun will play a major role. The ancient cultures, such as the Mayans and Hopis, noticed that changes in the sun affect everything and developed a significant understanding. The Mayans’ predictions about 2012 seem to be concerned with the sunspot cycles and Venus cycles. On June 6, 2012, we will see the second Venus transit of this century. We already know that solar activity will peak around this day.
Astrological indicators show that solar activity will start to increase in the summer months of 2011. The planets will then have harsh angles to each other, which will put stress on the sun. I should provide some information about the relationship between the planetary alignments and solar activity. We are about to experience some important planetary alignments and their effects. On the same day as a coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed on June 7, 2011, Chile’s Puyehue Volcano erupted!
In addition to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other disasters, solar activities also affect the mundane events, such as human behavior. Let me remind you of two recent events: Two days after the solar explosions on February 14, 2011, a civil uprising started in Libya. Just two days after the solar explosion on March 9, 2011, a tremendous earthquake hit Japan that saddened us all. Shortly after these horrible days, an operation took place in Libya on March 16. On June 7, solar activities again got stronger, and on June 12 and 14, some major coronal mass ejections (CMEs) were observed in the sun. Later, an earthquake hit Iceland on June 21. During these dates, the planetary alignments were highly important. In my article titled Weekly Astrological Outlook, which you can read in the articles section of The Wise, I made some assumptions and pointed out some important dates, such as June 13, when New Zealand experienced a series of drastic earthquakes. In this article, I also mentioned possible interpersonal problems, and we saw some rebellions in China. These are in a very sensitive period. According to the heliocentric planetary alignments, after June 17, and especially on June 21, we can see some important solar activities that could affect the geomagnetic field and cause devastating events. The dates between June 21–27 and July 4–7 are drawing my attention.
We are living in hard times. We could be facing great natural disasters, financial depressions, and political turbulence during this period of high solar activity. If we can focus our consciousness, know who we are, and be aware of our responsibilities in life, and if we make the necessary corrections, we can minimize the risk despite the planets being at harsh angles to each other. In fact, I personally believe that we can do something, and I believe the solar wind has a very important effect on the evaluation of the human consciousness. I will mention these in my coming articles.
(To be continued…)