A non-periodic comet was discovered in June 2011 using the Pan-STARRS telescope located near the summit of Haleakala, in Hawaii. The comet was named C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS). Initially, the comet could be seen using a large amateur telescope from a dark place. However, as the comet came closer to perihelion, it became more and more clearly visible. And on 7th February, 2013, it could be seen even without any optical aid. The comet PANSTARRS passed closest to earth on 5th March, 2013 and came to perihelion on 10th March, 2013.
Astronomy and astrology are closely connected, and this particular astronomical event will also have an astrological impact. Ganesha takes into account the principle of Western Astrology and analyses how the comet PANSTARRS will affect our world. Read on to find out more.
Astrological and astronomical association
PANSTARRS journey through constellations Cetus, Draco, Ursa Minor and Hercules will leave greater impact. Comet PANSTARRS is going to be at the magnitude of 8.1 and 16.2 between 27th May, 2013 and 27th May, 2014. The magnitude will be increasing, but since its distance from earth too will be increasing, the intensity of its effects will gradually decrease.
Ganesha feels that two points in the transit of the comet PANSTARRS are going to be interesting. First, its magnitude 5th April, 2013, which is going to be 5.0. Another is, its magnitude on 7th May, 2013, which is going to be 8.0. Astrologically, this comet's close association with Sun is noteworthy.
The possible impact of Comet PANSTARRS
- The comet PANSTARRS is unlikely to have a very negative impact on the world. Considering all the constellations and Signs that it is going to transit through, Ganesha feels that it will bring about a shift in the leadership at the international level. We may see major movements in the countries where military leadership ruling the nation. Besides, there may also be change in the leadership in religious sects in the Western countries while this comet transits through the aforementioned constellations.
- The Financial sector at the world level may experience volatility during the period between 15th March and 7th May 2015. There may also be some catastrophe in the Western countries, especially in the cities established on seashores.
Possible effects explained above could be on following countries and cities.
Countries: Cambodia, Pakistan, Denmark, Botswana, Germany, Panama, North and South Vietnam, England, Australia, Holland, Ireland, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Tanzania.
Cities: Capua and Florence (Italy), Saragossa (Spain), Cracow (Poland), Birmingham and Blackburn (England), Brunswick (Germany), USA cities: San Francisco (CA), Nashville (TN), Pueblo (CO), Fort Lauderdale (FL), Stamford (CT), Utica (NY), Durham (NC), Jackson (MS), Patterson (NJ), Odessa (TX), Dublin (Ireland), Mantua and Palermo (Italy), Rhodes (Greece), Leipzig (Germany), USA cities: Oakland (CA), Honolulu (Hawaii), Pittsfield (MA), Rochester (NY), Champaign (IL), Long Island City (NY), El Paso (TX), Lexington (KY), Greensboro (NC)
However, the transit of the comet PANSTARRS should not seen as something evil. Some changes may seem disturbing or discomforting at first, but in the long run they may prove beneficial, says Ganesha.
Ganesha wishes you all the very best and hopes you have a good time watching this rare astronomical event!
Bhavesh N. Pattni
The GaneshaSpeaks Team