Ara – the fiery altar
A huge fire has engulfed a 63-storey hotel in central Dubai ahead of a New Year's Eve firework display.Despite the blaze at the Address hotel, the display at the nearby Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, started as planned at midnight. Officials say the fire has been brought largely under control and 16 people suffered mostly minor injures. It is unclear what caused the blaze, which broke out as large crowds had gathered to ring in the new year. People were asked to leave the area around the Address Downtown Hotel, which was evacuated. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35207451
Astrologers have found that major events show up in several mundane events that resonate to a common central theme. To start with the current New Moon [19sa02] of December 11 was conjunct the star eta (η) Ara [19sa06].
The word Ara comes from the Indo-European root *as- 'To burn, glow'. It represents the heavenly Altar created by the gods of Mount Olympus to celebrate the defeat of the titans where the gods swore their allegiance to the supreme god Zeus (Jupiter). The smoke from the altar was said to pour out to create the Milky Way. According to another account Ara was the altar on which the Centaur (Centaurus) offered his sacrifice of Lupus. Centaurus is traditionally depicted as carrying Lupus, the Wolf, to sacrifice on Ara, the altar .
During the lunar month beginning December 11, and closer to the event, three mundane events carry the theme of the New Moon “Ara – fire”. These are (a) Uranus station direct on Dec.26 (b) Mars square Mercury on Dec. 29 (c) the Disseminating Moon of Dec. 29.
Notice that the charts for each of these carries the Uranus-Pluto-Zeus T-square prominently aspecting the angles at Dubai. In a previous post on the Christmas day Australia fire I wrote:
Readers will be aware that Uranus has just stationed direct in tropical Aries (a fire sign). Where should we most expect it to show its face? Well at least very prominently in places where the station is caught on the angles. Look at the chart for Uranus station at Wye River. Notice that it is placed on the Ascendant opposite Mars and the TNP Zeus on the descendant. Both Mars and Zeus are related to fires. Uranus is conjunct lambda Cephei, in the King’s head. Cepheus was called “inflammatus” by the Romans. Also here are stars of Fornax, the Furnace so that Diana Rosenberg lists this area as a place of fires.