New Horizons probe was launched on January 19th 2006 at 2 P.M. EST from Cape Canaveral.
This is the first space probe to Pluto and beyond. The rocket carrying New Horizons
is very fast, it got to the moon's orbit in just 9 hours and was nearly 1 million
miles away from Earth just 24 hours after its launch.
An article at www.usatoday.com by the Associated Press states that information will
be sent back to us by about July 14 2015 when New Horizons is to arrive at Pluto. It
will continue on to explore the Kuiper comet belt (until 2025) where a larger object
than Pluto has been discovered nicknamed “Xena”, stated Mike Brown of the California
Institute of Technology. The astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930. He
passed away in 1997 and some of his ashes are on the probe. His 94 year old widow,
Patricia was said to have had tears in her eyes as she watched the lift off.
House Delineation: New Horizons Probe – Launch Chart
1. Gemini, ruler Mercury in Capricorn in the 8th house of discoveries. An ambitious
2. Cancer, ruler Moon in Virgo in the 5th house of creativity and taking chances.
The security of this trip is ever changing requiring many adjustments along the way.
3. Cancer, ruler Moon in Virgo, Saturn in Leo (Mutual Reception the Sun) in the 3rd
house of communication. Saturn restricts and limits parameters, a very strong indication
that there will be some problems contacting the probe during the course of the trip.
4. Leo, ruler Sun in Capricorn at 29° in the 9th house of long distance travel. The
4th house is the end result of the trip. In this chart, with the Sun at 29° (void
of course) in Mutual Reception with Saturn, it will be difficult to keep track of
the probe, and we will probably never know the final destination of where the probe
5. Virgo, ruler Mercury in Capricorn. A lot of meticulous planning went into this
trip. The Moon in Virgo in the 5th house trines the Sun, indicating success.
6. Libra, ruler Venus Retrograde in the 8th house. Scorpio intercepted, ruler Pluto
in the 7th house (Mutual Reception with Jupiter). Venus protects the health of the
mission, but, it is retrograde, so, there are some reversals. Dilemmas and frustrating
minor annoyances plague the trip. Jupiter in Scorpio (Mutual Reception with Pluto)
in the 6th brings “Lady Luck” into the equation, thus ensuring a measure of success.
7. Sagittarius, ruler Jupiter in the 6th house. Pluto in Sagittarius at 25 Sagittarius
(the Galactic Centre) in the 7th house. This is an exclusive ‘Once in a Lifetime’
experience. The people working on this project will have long lasting, powerful memories.
8. Capricorn, ruler Saturn in the 3rd house. Venus and Mercury in Capricorn in the
8th house. The 8th house represents the resources of the trip. With Saturn ruling,
big business and government stand behind this endeavour. This project is of great
consequence to their reputation. Achievement is imperative and failure is not an
option. There is a lot to be learned and many mysteries of the universe are uncovered.
9. Capricorn, ruler Saturn in the 3rd house. Sun in Capricorn, Fortuna and Neptune
in Aquarius in the 9th house. This is the house of long distance travel, quite appropriate
that Sun should occupy this house. At 29°, we have a strong indication that there
were problems launching the probe, and the window of opportunity was closing fast,
when the final decision to launch was made. Kind of like “It’s now or never”.
10. Aquarius, ruler Uranus in Pisces in the 10th house. Uranus is in Mutual Reception
with Neptune. This house represents the fate of the trip. With Uranus ruling and
in the 10th, there a few surprises on the horizon. Uranus inconjunct Saturn, adjustments
are problematic, with unexpected results. The probe deviates from its’ projected
flight path and sends back pictures of some unusual objects.
11. Pisces, ruler Neptune in Aquarius, North Node in Aries in the 11th sextile Fortuna
in the 9th. The eleventh house represents large scale events, unusual and unconventional
situations, and the purpose of the trip. Pisces says a strong and unwavering belief
that the trip will achieve its’ objectives, is a necessity for this endeavour. Strong
hopes and wishes for the fulfilment of the goals set for the trip. The North Node
in Aries, here says this is a ‘first’ into unknown territory. A pioneering event,
which has long term effects.
12. Aries, ruler Mars in Taurus in the 12th house, Taurus, intercepted, ruler Venus
in the 8th house. Inner strength required to ensure this mission’s success is fortified
by courageous Mars, even when things go wrong.
July 14, 2015, is the day that the probe is to reach Pluto, and send information
back to earth.
The transits, particularly, the outer planets, during the summer of 2015, do not
make very many aspects back to the launch chart. Pluto is the focal planet, and makes
no contact at all back to the launch chart. Neptune conjuncts Uranus briefly in August
and Uranus squares Venus in July. Jupiter is inconjunct Mercury, so we know that
long distance communication has broken down.
Looking ahead a little further, transits really zero in on the launch chart on Jan.
The transit chart activates the launch chart as follows:
Pluto, 16° Capricorn, is square to Jupiter. A challenge to find out what caused the
Neptune, 8° Pisces, is conjunct Uranus. The first objective of the trip is reached.
Uranus, 16° Aries, is sextile Neptune and inconjunct Jupiter. Opportunity to put
probe back on track by re-adjusting directional parameters.
Jupiter and North Node at 23° Virgo, is conjunct the 5th house and inconjunct the
MC. The probe now makes a course correction and continues on to its’ final destination
and a new social consciousness regarding our universe is born.
Mars, 8° Scorpio, is square Saturn and trine Uranus. Frustrating mechanical problems
discovered, ingenuity fixes the deficiencies and the probe continues its’ exploration
Venus, 25° Sagittarius (The Galactic Centre) is conjunct Pluto. History is made,
changing forever how we view our galaxy.
Mercury, retrograde, 17° Capricorn, is trine Mars. Communication is back on track
and maximum warp speed is resumed.
Sun, 29° Capricorn, is conjunct the Sun. The end of a cycle. Results to this point
in time are very rewarding.
Moon, 7° Gemini, is conjunct the Ascendant of the launch chart. The probe begins
the next part of the journey and continues on to its’ final destination.
In 2025 the New Horizons Probe is to complete its’ exploration of the Kuiper Comet
Belt, where a larger object than Pluto has been discovered, nicknamed “Xena”. But,
already by September 8, 2024, the transits back to the launch chart bring us some
Pluto, 29° Capricorn, is conjunct the Sun. The end of a cycle as far as we will ever
know. The probe has reached its’ final communication point, and will not be able
to send us anymore information. The probe will continue on to the far unknown places
in space until it's systems no longer function.
Neptune, 28° Pisces, is in opposition to the Moon. There is some confusion about
what we see and what we believe to be logical. Information is conflicting. The data
collected by the probe is overwhelming and not readily understood.
Uranus, 27° Taurus, is trine the Moon. A lot of information is kept private, only
part of the data is released to the general public. The cost of this mission is disclosed.
Saturn, 16° Pisces, is trine Jupiter. A well executed plan comes together. Team work
proves it can be done.
Jupiter, 19° Gemini, is inconjunct Venus. A change of priorities and structure of
people responsible for tracking the probe is required. An alternate plan is put into
Mars, 2° Cancer, is conjunct the 2nd house. The full cost of this endeavour hits
home, but this does not diminish hope for the future travels of the probe.
Mercury, 29° Leo, is inconjunct the Sun. The end of a cycle. This is likely the last
we will hear of the probe.
Sun, 16° Virgo, is sextile Jupiter and inconjunct Neptune. The opportunity for further
investigation is inviting and very compelling. Conclusive evidence changes our philosophical
Moon, 16° Scorpio, is conjunct Jupiter. Mysterious details of the universe are revealed.
An astonishing discovery trip.
Article written by Inge Lohse Reference book: "Astrology for the Traveller ~ Trip
Charts"written by Inge Lohse & Liz Swoboda