This earthquake will have been the most violent earthquake Haiti has experienced in more than a century.
The Earth had recently reached perihelion to the Sun (it's closest approach) and astrological transits since October 2009 have shown a series of earthquakes across the planet at various locations and magnitudes.
Much of the energy of the effects of the Earth's perihelion has been released in Haiti, where, at the time of the quake, the Moon was in a last quarter phase with the Sun about to set.
The power of this earthquake can be seen with transiting Saturn at 4-Libra, which had just crossed the nadir of that geographic location, with Saturn in tight square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. This, along with the fact that the retrograde of Saturn occurs today.
See - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010rja6/
This is a very good time for everyone to do anything they are able to do to give aid to international & local relief agencies, groups, and organizations who are rushing to provide life-saving food, clean water, medical attention, clothing, and supplies to the people of this impoverished nation in their time of greatest need.
[*Note - Click on "Saturn Transit" title above to link to up-to-date MSNBC photos, video & details of earthquake damage in Haiti.]
How To Help -
Disaster relief organizations are mobilizing to aid Haiti - and are asking for help. Funds are needed to provide safe drinking water, shelter and life-saving medical supplies.
Donations can be made to the following organizations & groups -
- Text Yele. Wyclef Jean is urging donors to text 'Yele' to 501501 and make a $5 contribution to the relief effort over cell phone. Click here to get more information via Wyclef's Twitter page.
- Save the Children. Donate at savethechildren.org or make checks out to "Save the Children" and mail to: Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880
- UNICEF. Go online to unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (800) 4UNICEF.
- Red Cross. Go online to redcross.org and click Donate, or call (800) REDCROSS.
To find information about friends and family in Haiti: The U.S. State Department set up a toll-free number to call for information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747.
The department said some callers may receive a recording because of heavy volume of calls.
The State Department has also set up links on its Web site to facilitate donations to disaster relief agencies.