Friday, May 09, 2008

The Power of Water

I love astrology so much. I'm always reminded of the grace of the universe, as I am right now with Mars at 29 Cancer. And wouldn't you know? The Moon is there too, bringing the long retrograde to a close.
Something is being washed away as this dignified man becomes the first person of African descent in American history to receive the nomination for President. It's humbling. How perfectly timed. With the planets as guides, I can relax and know that I'm navigationally in good hands.
A friend of mine who works in the disaster cleanup profession told me that the worst element to work with is water. And now as Mars leaves Cancer, we are once again reminded of the power of the earth and also the resiliency of humanity.
The cyclone and floods in Myanmar also came when Neptune (ocean) conjoined the North Node in Aquarius (wind). Very very interesting.

Water is the mainstay of nourishment and the system of waterways on earth is like the vascular system of the human body. Throughout history people have clustered around this source of life, often too densely. Flooding and loss always occur and always will until we find better ways to distribute population and survive. No one knows how these natural phenomena pick their targets almost consciously, it seems to me. Myanmar is a troubled place, no doubt.
The NN conjunction with Neptune in Aquarius reveals a couple of things. As usual, the world instinctively comes to aid the stricken and we are reminded of our compassion and commonality as a species. But I also think that this could be the start of political change in this extremely oppressed society, with its impossibly cruel government, considering the auspicious nature of the conjunction. The chart of the military regime has a Saturn-Uranus conjunction at 26-27 Sagittarius, where Pluto will be shortly. It remains to be seen whether or not revolutionary change is really part of this disaster.
Mars moves on to fiery Leo, and soon Pluto will be back in Sagittarius for a change of mood. Saturn just went direct in Virgo to get healing of the Mars-Cancer emotional hurts in forward motion. The Democratic party will recover, Myanmar will begin the slow healing of her wounds, and probably a lot of people will notice some change in their personal lives, cutting the losses, and enjoying the last bit of Sagittarian inspiration and joy in the coming months.

Photo: David Sanger. The Pamirs in Tajikistan


Blogger m.p.k said...

I just switched to running Ubuntu Linux full time on my home computer. And I'm finishing up the billing and reservation stage for a family reunion to take place in July. The connections are just everywhere :-)

9/5/08 11:09 AM  
Blogger jm said...

July's a perfect choice. The Sun is in Cancer!

9/5/08 2:47 PM  

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