Cyberspies Penetrate Vulnerable U.S. Infrastructure

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National security officials revealed that cyberspies traced to China and Russia infiltrated the nation’s electrical grid and other infrastructure systems. The Wall Street Journal (“Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies”), reports cyberspy intrusions of infrastructure systems are growing across the U.S. due to increased reliance by utilities on internet communication.

Just as Mars (action/attack) will reach conjunction with Uranus (computer systems/electricity) next week, the Obama Administration is due to complete its cybersecurity review of the nation’s infrastructure systems. Mars/Uranus conjoined in Pisces represents cyberspies who search for an opening in a system’s network, placing software that remains asleep (Pisces) until activated for a surprise attack. In general terms, Mars/Uranus can increase the potential for power outages (from earthquakes and storms), system malfunctions and crashes and hacker/virus outbreaks.

Pluto rules spying, nuclear energy, revenge, and extortion. These issues have been more prominent in the news because Pluto is stationary March 31 to April 9, having turned retrograde* April 4. The biggest concern among officials is if a nuclear plant came under cyber attack. In addition to reflecting the financial crisis, Venus challenging Pluto now can also represent cyberspies infiltrating financial networks.

Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2024) represents an urgent call to transform infrastructure and the computer systems that support it. Capricorn reflects outdated infrastructure and technologies. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and from 2008 to mid 2010, Saturn in Virgo is opposing Uranus in Pisces. This is a preparatory cycle; the country has only a limited amount of time to secure our infrastructure against very sophisticated cyberattacks.

Problems affecting the nation’s infrastructure, computer systems, communication and transportation systems could arise around the time of the New Moon on September 18, 2009 as the Sun/Moon and Mercury retrograde challenge Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto.

From May 29 to August 15, 2010, Uranus briefly moves into Mars-ruled Aries before settling into a seven year sojourn starting in March 2011. Aries energy is bold and aggressive, ever ready to be the first to start something new. Cyber attack awakens from its dormant slumber behind the scenes (Uranus in Pisces) to an in your face sudden and swift attack (Uranus in Aries). Since Aries rules the military, cyberspace, satellites and outer space will become the new battlefield and competitive arena.

In late July 2010, Mars, Jupiter (foreign sources), Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto form a challenging alignment to one another in cardinal (action-oriented) signs primarily in the fire and air elements reflecting the use of new strategies used in cyberwarfare. Venus in Virgo challenging the USA’s natal Mars/Neptune alignment, Neptune (credit cards/viruses) conjoining the USA Moon (the public), and the other planets challenging the USA Venus, could represent a cyber or satellite attack that particularly affects all types of financial transactions.

The Vernal Equinox on March 20, 2011 finds the Sun in Aries conjoining Uranus (electrical grid), and Mars conjoins Uranus at the April 3, 2011 Aries New Moon. The New Moon opposes Saturn and challenges the USA’s Sun in Cancer and Saturn in Libra. (The USA’s last Saturn return was in 1981.) Mercury is retrograde. While these energies still indicate financial challenges, they relate more to geopolitical tensions and actions affecting military communications/warfare, the White House, and Congress.

Why spend billions of dollars fighting terrorists on the other side of the world when your enemies can easily and inexpensively attack your home turf just with the click of a mouse?

*When planets from Earth’s vantage point appear to be stationary or change direction, their energies are more pronounced.

Final Note:
Just as FINRA self regulates the U.S. securities industry, NERC (North American Reliability Corporation) oversees the bulk power grid. NERC was established on June 1, 1968 by the electric utility industry in response to the November 9, 1965 blackout. Interestingly, NERC was founded when Uranus was stationary direct. NERC has issued standards to protect “critical cyber assets” and is scheduled to begin compliance audits in July, when Saturn in Virgo will challenge its founding Mars and Pluto opposes its Mercury. Transiting Saturn and Uranus to NERC’s Pluto/Uranus in August/September will likely find NERC overwhelmed by government pressure to do more to encourage their members to be more diligent in cyber defense, particularly with the nuclear power plants.

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