Astrology predicts 2017 will be ‘year of the star’
More articles January 21, 2019 12:42:54 A lot of people think it’s a sign of bad luck, or a sign that the stars aren’t really that close together anymore, says William Poulsen, an astrologer who is also a professor of astronomy at Arizona State University.
But there is another kind of luck that is predicted to happen, he says.
“It will be a year of the Star,” he says in an interview.
“In the summer, in the winter, in January, in February, there will be lots of stars going around and a lot of star-forming planets.”
Astrology predicts that we’ll see a period of “star-making” for the first time in history, as more and more stars collide in the universe, according to Poulson.
This will cause some planets to go around their star, and some to be born, he predicts.
That’s why Poulens year of star is Jan. 21, 2022.
This year marks the first full moon of the year, which will coincide with a full solar eclipse.
The moon will pass through Earth on Jan. 19, 2024, but will still be in lunar orbit.
In the past, astronomers have predicted the arrival of a few planets, but the amount of planets they’ve seen in the solar system is so small that we’ve come to rely on circumstantial evidence, like a comet or meteor shower, to tell us what’s going on, says Michael G. Hausman, an astronomer at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
We have seen some of the big ones, but we have yet to see a whole lot of them, he said.
“In fact, there’s only about five or six planets that you would expect to see in the system,” he said in an email.
That includes planets like Pluto, which was discovered in 1930.
Scientists have also seen a few more planets around stars than they expect, but they have not yet seen a lot.
A planet that’s orbiting a star with a distance of about 1,000 light-years is more than twice the mass of the Earth, so the chances of seeing one around a star that’s in its orbit is pretty low.
“We’ve never seen a planet orbiting a Sun-like star,” said Hausmann.
And yet, in some of these cases, planets have been spotted orbiting stars that are much closer to the sun than the Sun is.
For example, in 2024, a small planet orbiting around the sun, named Kepler-186f, was discovered.
This planet has been dubbed “the first Earth-sized planet” because it has a mass of about 2.5 times the Earth’s.
Another planet orbiting in this same solar system, Kepler-19, was first discovered in 2010.
The planet’s mass is 4.4 times the mass and orbits the star about 6,500 light-year away.
The planet’s orbit around Kepler-18 is still being studied, but astronomers think it could have been formed in the early universe.
According to Poulsens own astrology prediction, Jan. 20, 2023, will mark the start of the period of star formation.
This means the planets that are orbiting in the next few years will be born at least in part.
Astronomers say that the next full moon will be Jan. 24, 2024.
Jan. 21 will be the first of the “year of stars” that we’re experiencing right now, says Hausmen.
That means that our sun is in a “starburst” period, meaning that planets are forming around stars that have much bigger masses than the sun.
In fact, the Sun has a whopping 6,400 times the sun’s mass.
It’s possible that this new starburst period will bring more stars together in the near future, which would give us more opportunities to see planets around other stars.
“I think we’re looking at the birth of a lot more planets,” said Poulsens.
What’s your next best guess for the birth date of a new planet?