On the 17th September 1975 Dannion Brinkley was struck by lightening while using the telephone in his home. It was reported that he was left dead for 28 minutes, and after coming back he described visions of an afterlife. Dannion claims he was left with special abilities, clairvoyant and psychic gifts, and has given the following prophecies he received in 1975.
When he was struck by lightning transiting Uranus hit 0 degrees (critical) in Scorpio and squared his natal Sun. Death also falls into the realm of Scorpio, with regeneration and self-transformation. Uranus rules the awakening energy, breakthroughs, and “superior knowledge”.
According to Howard Sasportas The Gods of Change: Pain, Crisis and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto Uranus square Sun signifies a time when:
We are excitable, ‘wired’, unpredictable, and ‘buzzing’ with new ideas”. Furthermore, the transit often brings surprising events, “shocks” and new revelations. Many times a Sun-Uranus transit releases previously blocked energy and the person sees life in an entirely different way. The transit also creates a lot of nervous tension, disruption and sudden change.
Natally, Dannion has an exact Jupiter trine Uranus aspect involving the water signs, signifying the possibility for spiritual, emotional, and healing (element of water), religious or philosophical (Jupiter) breakthroughs (Uranus) as well as good fortune and unexpected opportunities.
The individual with a natal Jupiter-Uranus aspect can come into contact with new knowledge and they discover important truths that raise the person’s sense of awareness. Transiting Uranus in Scorpio formed a Grand Water Trine with Dannion’s natal Jupiter trine Uranus when he was hit by lightening and awoke with information on his near death experience.
In astrology, Grand Trines are believed to bestow natural gifts, and some believe this luck also happens in threes. The water trines tend to make people more feeling intuitive, sensitive and artistic. Transiting Neptune was also trine to natal Mercury and causes the mind to become more sensitized, inspired, and receptive to otherworldly matters.
I always enter these posts with some scepticism about an individual’s psychics gifts, but the transits are indicating something definitely changed his perception of reality.
I was able to count the beings as they stood behind the podium. There were thirteen of them, standing shoulder to shoulder and stretched across the stage. I was aware of other things about them, too, probably through some form of telepathy. Each one of them represented a different emotional and psychological characteristic that all humans have. For example, one of these beings was intense and passionate, while another was artistic and emotional. One was bold and energetic, yet another possessive and loyal. In human terms, it was as though each one represented a different sign of the zodiac. In spiritual terms, these beings went far beyond the signs of the zodiac. They emanated these emotions in such a way that I could feel them.