Yesterday in History XVI

Nik Wallenda Crosses the Grand Canyon (June 23, 2013)

On this day in 2013: Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope.

The previous June, I had watched Nik Wallenda cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. But he had a harness on, just in case… This time, he did the Grand Canyon crossing without one. That takes real guts (and faith).

Meet Nikolas Wallenda (January 24, 1979)

The timing of this chart is 100% randomized. The Pluto position relates to his attempts to be the first to do these tightrope walks at about age 33. So, I’m not going to further rectify the chart. There’s one inconjunct (but it’s dependent on an accurate time, so it might not apply, except I think it does).

Jupiter Inconjunct Midheaven

The problem with this aspect is to find a balance between, on the one hand, expressing yourself creatively, perhaps artistically, and having a good time and, on the other hand, getting ahead in life, learning the ways of the world and finding an acceptable role in society. You know you will have to make sacrifices in order to accomplish anything of value.

The Event

(Really absorb this image: the man is dwarfed by nature’s majesty…)

I wanted to capture the moment when Nik was (potentially) in jeopardy. Notice that this chart features a Grand Trine linking a Sun/Jupiter conjunction with Saturn and Neptune. Talk about being in the Hands of God! Mars is on the Descendant (the potential accident, just waiting to happen). An almost exact conjunction between the Moon and Pluto, opposite the Sun, may have kept him in balance.

The timing of this feat may have been divinely inspired.

There is one more image I want you to see: this one is the view that Nik had, looking down into the canyon.

That’s enough excitement for today.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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