The Russian attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Europe’s largest, caused fears of a Fukushima-style meltdown. Flames were eventually doused but it sent shivers of fear through Europe, with President Zelensky accusing Putin of resorting to ‘nuclear terror’.
The Fukushima disaster on 11 March 2011 2.46pm occurred as a result of an earthquake and tsunami which shut off emergency generators at the nuclear plant allowing the core to overheat, which led to three nuclear meltdowns, three hydrogen explosions, and the release of radioactive contamination. Tens of thousands of local residents were evacuated but there seems to have been little health damage in the aftermath.
It occurred with an afflicted Pluto on the point of a T Square to a Jupiter in Aries opposition Saturn; with Uranus square the North Node which was widely conjunct Pluto.
The midpoints were stark with Uranus and the North Node in exact aspect to the accident-prone Mars/Saturn midpoint and Pluto conjunct the high-tension, can-be-violent Saturn/Uranus midpoint.
The worst nuclear accident ever was at Chernobyl 26 April 1986 1.23am Priputni, Ukraine, when an equipment failure led to an open-air reactor core fire, releasing airborne radioactive contamination for about nine days over parts of the USSR and Western Europe. 70% of fallout landed in Belarus. According to wiki, health effects to the general population are uncertain. The most robust studies predict 4,000 fatalities in the three most contaminated former Soviet states, to about 9,000 to 16,000 fatalities for the whole of Europe. Nuclear clean-up is scheduled for completion in 2065.
It occurred with an emphasized/afflicted Pluto in Scorpio opposition a Taurus Sun and Aries North Node, sextile/trine Neptune. Again the midpoints are stark with Saturn conjunct the destructive Mars/Pluto midpoint and Uranus conjunct the neurotic Saturn/Neptune midpoint.
Of these two accident charts, the similarities lie in the over powering strength of Pluto conjunct either the North or South Node.
The Hiroshima bomb, 6 August 1945 8.15am, along with the Nagasaki bomb three days later, was the only war-time deliberate use in armed conflict, resulting in around 400,000 deaths immediately and in the months afterwards, though there is surprisingly little evidence of long term effects in birth defects etc.
Pluto in Leo was on the focal point of a mini-Grand Trine to an attention-grabbing Mars trine Neptune; with Mars in an explosive conjunct to Uranus and Pluto conjunct the Sun. Neptune was on the point of a T square to the North South Node opposition. The midpoints were again stark with the brutal Mars/Pluto and Mars/Saturn midpoints highlighted – as well as Pluto sitting on the Uranus/Neptune midpoint which did point to an immense catastrophe and according to Ebertin ‘the necessity to give in.’ As Japan surrendered as a result.
There is nothing too similar coming up in the near future of any of the above.
I’ve always associated – or read somewhere – that the initial Hiroshima/nuclear bomb is tied into Pluto in Leo which would make sense of the ‘light of a thousand suns.’ Wholesale catastrophes causing widescale deaths and utter devastation – such as earthquakes, tsunamis – often have Pluto Neptune hard aspects or midpoints, with Uranus often thrown in to top up the disruption.
A small aside – the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on 26 December 2004 occurred with the North Node in final degree Aries, as it cycled back to its position on the Chernobyl meltdown. Which it returns to again in mid 2023. It was around previously in September 1967, a time of Vietnam War and race riots in the US. Before that January 1949 when the Communist Party moved into Beijing.
That is worrisome. More to add to the general seismic shift in 2023. Though tr Pluto will be sextile from Aquarius and not in hard aspect as it was for Chernobyl.