In what follows, he used the coordinates for Fayetteville itself, not 9 miles north.Garth Allen wrote:A truck loaded with migrant farm works collided with a tractor trailer at a rural intersection in the worst accident of its kind in history. The fiery crash took twenty lives, at last count. It was headline story at the peak of the period when so many readers had just received particulars on a method of progressing the chart of the Sun's sidereal Capricorn ingress to the date and place of an event being studied. So it was only natural that the highway tragedy near Fayetteville, North Carolina, should have been the first current event many students would use for a "test" of the method we have been promoting for so long. [I doubt the original said "so long." By 1975 it seemed that, but the original was written in 1958. - JAE] Several students immediately wrote enthusiastic reports on the remarkable way the Capsolar quotidian chart for 7:15 A.M., June 6, 1957, nine miles north of Fayetteville, clearly pointed a fatal finger at this specific date, latitude and longitude.
He gave a two-ring wheel with ingress and transit positions on the Capsolar. He gave these in Tropical longitude - an interesting tactic. What he had offered, and sent out to people who requested it, was a mimeographed table of the dates, times, RAMC, RAMS, and other data of all Capsolars for any decades, so anyone could work with these with either the Tropical or Sidereal zodiac and get identical results. If you knew to calculate the Capsolar for January 14, 1957, at 8:34 AM EST, it really didn't matter what zodiac you used - you'd get the same blow me away results.
Using the Tropical positions, he noted that, in the Capsolar, Mars was 21°35' Aries and Capsolar quotidian MC was 21°32' Aries! Ascendant of what we now call the CapQ was 2°09' Leo, and Capsolar Neptune was 2°20' Scorpio.
To show how these quotidians are in motion, and patterns flow across geography, he then mentioned that a week later, about 500 miles farther west,The precision of this contact, this meeting of Mars with the meridian, is something at which to marvel. Technically it is another bit of solid evidence that the statistically determined ayanamsa that we have adopted would be difficult if not impossible to refine any further. Astronomical formulas on which ephemerides are based simply cannot cut the margin any closer than this.
The Mars Midheaven situation is sufficient to dramatize the validity and usefulness of the quotidian method in this instance. But the way in which the geocentric Ascendant is square to Ingress Neptune at 2°20' Scorpio is also impressive. Transiting Uranus at 4°16' Leo is close to the Ascendant, too [Too wide for me. - JAE], and transiting Mars at 20°37' Cancer, squaring its ingress position, is surely significant.
An exact longitude and latitude weren't available, but he was able to estimate to the nearest degree and found MC 21°42' Aries and Asc 3°54' Leo - a lighter version of the same pattern from the same chart after it moved on down the road....another of the worst truck accidents on record occurred. On the afternoon of June 13th somewhere on the sprawling 100,000 acre military reservation known as Fort Campbell, fourteen soldiers returning from field exercises met their deaths when their truck slipped off the edge of the Bridgeway and fell upside down in the creek bed fourteen feet below.