Summer 2003: The planet Mars was the second brightest object at night!
Mars had never been this close to the Earth for 73,000 years.
Never again in your lifetime will the Red Planet be so spectacular!
Mars reached its perigee (closest point to earth in the cycle) on 27 August to a degree unprecedented in recorded history. This was my take written before the perigee ...
Line-up reminds us of the payback if we don't respect human life.
Mars in Pisces might bring about some gory acts of martyrdom and possibly massacre. An example that symbolises the line-up: On 27th August, a woman in Nigeria was scheduled to be executed by stoning for adultery. Mars [brutal punishment for sexual acts] is conjunct Uranus [merciless quest for truth] in Pisces [religion without reason & martyrdom] opposite Sun, Venus [marriage] and Jupiter [beliefs, vows] in Virgo [woman as a subservient virgin v a woman as a free-agent] Lurid scenes of gory death and injury from Uday and Qusay Hussain to Liberia to suicide bombers have taken over the media as Mars approaches. Is this to remind us of mankind's inhumanity to mankind or just to boost ratings because the public want it? I think it is a reminder of the horror and retribution for violence and for a lack of respect for human life. Examples of retribution: compensation for the Lockerbie/Pan Am relatives by Libya, resignations resulting from David Kelly's suicide, the death (admittedly peaceful) of Idi Amin, the ridiculed, cruel and psychopathic dictator from Uganda.
Keep you feet out of trouble
My advice at the time was: Watch out for minor injuries to feet like a sprained ankle with Mars in Pisces if you have planets or ascendant in early mutable signs. Pisces rules the feet and Mars and Uranus are an injurious combination.
More about Mars ...
The Earth caught up with Mars in August resulting in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years but it may be as long as 73,000 years.
As big as the Moon - No way!
.... but with field glasses or telecope yes!
On August 27, Mars came within 34,649,589 miles and became (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It attained a magnitude of -2.9 and appeared 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification Mars looked as large as the full moon to the naked eye.
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