August 1999 Grand Cross / Total Solar Eclipse

By Eric Francis

Chart Data: The Cassini launch occurred on October 15, 1997 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch time is unavailable at press time. The Earth "flyby" is to occur on August 18, 1999, one week after the total solar eclipse in Leo on August 11, 1999. Cassini will be moving at a speed of 42,300 miles per hour and fly overhead at a distance 496 miles, approximately 400 miles beyond what is considered to be the end of the Earth's atmosphere and the beginning of space.

In addition to coinciding with the August 1999 eclipse, the Cassini flyby is closely timed with a quatrain from the predictions of Michele de Nostradamus, the 16th century French physician and astrologer, in which he says:

In the year 1999 and seven months
The great King of Terror will come from the sky
He will bring to life the Great King of the Mongols
Before and after war (Mars) reigns happily
(for the good cause)

- Century 10 Quatrain 72

This quatrain appears to identify July 1999 as the month in question, and the Cassini flyby of the Earth is scheduled for August. However, Nostradamus died in 1566, about 14 years before the Gregorian calendar came into use in 1582, which adjusted the Julian calendar - and made his July of 1999 coincide with our August of 1999.

Centaur Notes

Centaurs are small, orbit-crossing planets. The first discovered was Chiron, in 1977, and the second was Pholus in 1992. For people interested in this field of research, I am including some data and a brief comment.

Positions of Centaur Planets on Aug. 11, 1999 at 11:08 am, calculated by Robert von Heeren:

Chiron: 27 Scorpio 44
Pholus: 24 Libra 53
Nessus: 26 Sagittarius 43 R
1994TA (approx.): 17 Taurus 44 S/R

Of the four Centaurs I checked, only 1994TA is in aspect (by longitude) to the event - conjunct both Saturn and the TNP Admetus in Taurus. Nessus is on the galactic center. Several other TNPs are in aspect to the event, which in the past has proven to be a measure of the, shall I say, news value of things. Chiron is in aspect to the eclipse by declination.

Thinking of you on Judgment Day

Background Information

Interpretation Keys for the Eclipse

Karl Grossman's Statement at the UN

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