By James FletcherBBC World Service, Narsaq, South Greenland
“Greenland’s economy relies on fishing and hunting, but the government has ambitious plans to develop the country’s resource industries. In places like Narsaq, there’s a fear that mining could destroy the environment and traditional ways of life.
Jens Erik Kirkegaard looks out across the smooth black water of Kangerluarsuk fjord to the snow dusted mountain rising steeply from the far shore. It’s a clear, cold day at the beginning of winter, and Greenland’s mining minister has his hands stuffed deep in a pair of seal-fur mittens to keep them warm.”
All humans are given birth by a mother to whom they can cling and identify with symbolically - a mother whose own essential roots extend into the soil out of which her body and the bodies of her offspring are derived. It is but a shaping wind that gives this soil its form. Thirty million South Africans have bodies composed of soil from one of the most lush and nurturing environments on Earth. The similarity ends here. It is immoral that access to South Africa’s nourishing soil is inequitably parceled out amongst South Africans and for 25 million (a full 81%) of these South Africans the very last teat providing the poorest quality and quantity milk is all that is available. This inequality names itself Apartheid, and the most central of all issues in South Africa is embodied in its policies.
America’s recent response to this reality that is Apartheid was a full Congressional override of a Presidential veto of economic sanctions. It was an expression of “the best ideals of the American people” (Senator Edward Kennedy). The House and the Senate resoundingly decided “whether we stand with the oppressed or the oppressor” (Senator Alan Cranston) consistent with the ideals of America’s founding fathers…
Americans too have found nourishment in South Africa’s soil. American Industry has nursed upon the source of South African mineral wealth for a good part of its modern history, building the body of an elaborate technological civilization from it. South African minerals are Talismen in America’s blood that constantly look homeward. If the American highways can be seen as veins, arteries, and nerves, then South Africa flows in all these through the cobalt, manganese, diamonds, platinum, and alloyed steels in automobiles, airplanes, advanced technologies, and even the jewelry adorning the members of this richest of countries.
It is absurd to think that with these deep connections, America could break its ties with South Africa so easily. When South Africa erupts from the strains she has been under and its metamorphosis occurs, paralleling transformations must also occur in America. The South African Talisman found in America has called with an increasingly demanding voice to Americans to open their eyes, holding up the hypocrisy in which they are now participating. America has taken its first step towards making a real stand on civil rights with this sanctions vote.
Two years [1984-1986] of watching the American drama in South Africa unfold has cleared this author’s eyes sufficiently to reveal a working pattern developing, like a map, read perhaps primarily from the U.S. perspective, but, at least, a baseline and useful as such. Many other important measurements can be made to this baseline from the South African position.
For readers who have followed past Earth Harvest columns focused on South Africa: Krugerrand: Symbol of Shame, Extension of Vision, and Earth Tyrant, The King Gone Bad, you are familiar with the approach of projecting the american horoscope upon Earth to show its geodetic emphasis through locational Astrology. Out of this projection comes a map, and out of this map, the discovery that an important horoscope pattern, the conjunction of the USA’s Venus and Jupiter, operates in the psycho-physical reality of South Africa. This puts U.S. interest in South Africa in a clear light and allows the American horoscope to be used as a tool for its measure.
Revealed was the impending transformation of America’s practice of procuring wealth and nourishment from developing foreign countries at the expense of their indigenous peoples. Further revealed was America’s fundamental problem with racism. The horoscope isolated two planetary symbols as key illuminators of the American story in South Africa, the interplay of The U.S. Venus and Jupiter.
We see Jupiter’s symbolism as immense deposits of Gold in Johannesburg (the geodetic line of Jupiter runs longitudinally just east of Johannesburg). Jupiter is seen in the evolution of a great religious leader, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Capetown. Additional faces of the Jupiterian structure are: The deeply spiritual and political family groups such as the Calvinist Afrikaners and perhaps the most classic example, the rebellion of the school children of Johannesburg’s black suburb Soweto over the tyranny of learning their oppressor’s language. Links in place are supported by links in time, giving the geodetic map powerful possibilities for future use. The nearby presence of Venus [3 Cancer 05’] longitudinally to the Jupiter [5 Cancer 56’] position stamps a core-value on all these issues and makes them solid, tangible, indisputable reality. Major events in South Africa’s racial conflicts, starting for our purposes since the beginning of Apartheid, share significant and tightly patterned relationships to the U.S. Venus/Jupiter pattern [Jupiter being the U.S. Ascendant ruler]. The concern is for the near and distant consequences of all these events collectively…
But for America, if she continues on the path started by these new economic sanctions, the surprise will be met with a clear conscious and without the baggage of self-interest and hypocrisy.
"The Shaping Wind" first appeared in Welcome To Planet Earth JournalWTPE in 1986. Written by Wayne Moody and edited by TMarie (Achaessa)
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
In May 1994 a ‘Spirit of Great Hope’ manifested upon the Earth. This manifestation was clear and unambiguous in many different places.
Synchronistic with the manifestations were signs above the Earth in the sky. The skies formed backdrops in people’s lives. Any person or persons born into the world in May 1994 would carry the signature of the backdrop. The sign in May was shaped like a Y. This Y, also know as a Yod, or Finger of God, was recognizable as early as April 26-27 1994.
On April 26, Venus entered Gemini to sextile Mars at 9 degrees Aries, with both planets waxing towards a 150 degree aspect (inconjunct) to a retrograde Jupiter at 10 degrees Scorpio. The faster moving Venus would gradually catch and overtake Mars in mid-May.
On May 15, Venus, the Sun, Mars and the North Node would all occupy 23 degrees of the different signs it takes to make a Y (Yod).
The Sun was on the activation point midway between Venus and Mars.
By May 17, Venus, the Sun and Mars had moved to 26 degrees and shifted their focus from the North Node [“signature for growth”] at 23 degrees to Pluto at 26 degrees Scorpio. The synergy generated by these exact alignments could move mountains and did, as you will soon see.
This final Yod spoke of the need for cultures to face and master the personality issues that hindered transformations within their people. The Yods with the North Node and Pluto respectively at their foot, both pointed to where, when, and how a successful recycling of the past into building materials for a new future could occur for individual persons or large groups of people.
This recycling happened for the people of South Africa and the West Bank of Israel. The defining moments in both situations featured the Yod.
On April 26, 1994, South Africa held her first All Race Elections. The Yod had just begun to form. As if to mark the season of this Yod (the complete transformation of a society), a new South African Flag was raised and unfurled over Pretoria at 2 minutes after midnight on April 27, 1994. The most conspicuous symbol in the flag itself is a Y. A CNN news correspondent later called these momentous transformations ‘a spirit of great hope’.
Later in Pretoria, with an Annular Solar Eclipse empowering the evolving Yod, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first President of a ‘new’ All Race South Africa. At the moment of Mandela’s swearing-in, huge new South African flags were flown over Pretoria beneath giant helicopters. As he spoke the final words of his presidential oath ‘so help me God’, the skies held both the esoteric and manifest Yod flag.
Article presented at the American Federation of Astrologers Conference in Chicago in 1994, published and authored by Wayne Moody under Earth Harvest, in the U.S. and later, in May 1995, published in a South African Astrological Journal.
Nelson Mandela died on December 5, at 8:50 p.m., 2013, a change in the balance of the world.
“I made one great mistake in my life… when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification - the danger that the Germans would make them.”—
On November 1954, five months before his death, Einstein summarized his feelings about his role in the creation of the atomic bomb.
“The whole earth is a great tablet holding the multiple overlaid new and ancient traces of the swirl of forces. Each place is its own place, forever (eventually) wild. A place on earth is a mosaic within larger mosaics—the land is all small places, all precise tiny realms replicating larger and smaller patterns. children start out learning place by learning those little realms around the house, the settlement, and outward.”—
Essays by Gary Snyder "The Practice of the Wild", 1990, page 27
This is really a key milestone that we’d been hoping we would reach when we started this project over 40 years ago - that we would get a spacecraft into interstellar space…
Scientifically it’s a major milestone, but also historically - this is one of those journeys of exploration like circumnavigating the globe for the first time or having a footprint on the Moon for the first time. This is the first time we’ve begun to explore the space between the stars…
Sensors on Voyager had been indicating for some time that its local environment had changed.
" said Prof Ed Stone, the chief scientist on the venture."
it is used to signify that individual people in fact do not in general have access to absolute knowledge of reality, but in fact only have access to a set of beliefs they have built up over time, about reality. So it is considered important to be aware that people’s beliefs about reality and their awareness of things (the “map”) are not reality itself or everything they could be aware of (“the territory”). ”
“We cannot know a country merely through the science of geography….I do not believe that we can know anything merely through science; it is too precise, too rigid a tool. The world has a thousand tendernesses into which we must lean so that we may understand them before we learn what the sum of their parts represents….Only the sailor knows the archipelago.”—
Quote at the beginning of “The Last Kings of Thule” by Jean Malaurie
“Obviously, the classification of good and bad has meaning only with reference to some very general standards of value. It is good to have strong health, an abundant vitality, family happiness, devoted children, a good job, security for old age, and so on. But if an individual is born to fulfill the destiny of a mystic, or even of a pioneer breaking open new trails in the arts, in philosophy or politics, such a happy and comfortable setup would not, in most cases, be good for his purpose. He needs rather to experience tensions, conflicts, crises, dissatisfaction, restlessness — yet not be destroyed by these, but use them as sharp and strong tools to build an undaunted and indomitable personality.”—
“Facts have no value except in relation to the consciousness which perceives them.
Of course, truly ascertained new facts can and do change the consciousness of those who know them; but, of crucial importance when new facts are top be brought to the attention of a person, is the usually unasked question, “Is that person capable of making a constructive use of these facts?” Unfortunately, scientific research today is not interested in the human results of its discoveries, and still less concerned are the people who gain fame and make money from such discoveries. This unfortunately applies also to quite a few astrologers as they speak to their clients.
We are dealing here with issues that today are crucial and also very difficult to meet intelligently and consistently. They force us to question the long range value of the mass-dissemination of what we call scientific knowledge, unless the disseminating process takes into consideration the “humanistic” factor. By the term, humanistic factor, I am referring to the reaction which the popularized knowledge can be expected to have upon the average person being confronted with it. However, the dangerous possibility inherent in such a humanistic preoccupation is that knowledge may become jealously guarded by an “elite” able to control its dissemination — alas, in most instances, to control it for its own advantage and the maintenance of acquired or inherited privileges. We have continuing examples of such a possibility in politics, in economics, and also in such an organization as the American Medical Association.”—
# 558....The Ability of the Human Being To Relocate Geographically and By Doing So Realize Potentials, Acquire New Skills - and Evolve During Their Lifetime....
The Astro*Carto*Graphy (R) A*C*G Map shows us where we can relocate to, in order to respond and adjust our natures to the diverse array of geographic assemblages of animals, climate, foods, geology, and unnamed, or unseen challenges found in most of Earth’s awe-inspiring environments. One’s character will determine how quickly they can successfully adjust. That successful adjustment leaves one (witnessed in the symbolism of their horoscope) more realized as a person; not just emotionally, or mentally, but spiritually.
Wallace’s relocation; first to Brazil, and later to the Malay Archipelago, developed in him the qualities of his horoscope’s ‘Outer’ planet signatures; these magical places with their active volcanoes, fantastical insects, flying frogs, birds of paradise, and the human-like orang-utans stretched his imagination way out of conventional ideas; and thus, Wallace, moved by the conditions of the geography, was able to open too and imagine the fantastical and unimaginable. It was a place set for him to experience and realize a profound breakthrough.
This process occurred from 1948 through 1958, beginning when he went from the equatorial regions of Brazil to the equatorial places of Indonesia, stages that are geographically half the world away from each other. Our revealing instrument (our staining process), for seeing the secret of Wallace’s success is astrology; specifically, the astrology of his birth moment, the charts and maps of that moment allow us to now better ‘see’ and appreciate the astrological Back-Story to these major experiences during his life. The A*C*G revealed ‘where’, geographically, and ‘when’, time-wise, awesome forces would challenge him to make major adjustments.
“Why, never by word or deed have I given the slightest countenance to eugenics. Segregation of the unfit, indeed! It is a mere excuse for establishing a medical tyranny. And we have enough of this kind of tyranny already. Even now, the lunacy laws give dangerous powers to the medical fraternity. At the present moment, there are some perfectly sane people incarcerated in lunatic asylums simply for believing in spiritualism. The world does not want the eugenist to set it straight. Give the people good conditions, improve their environment, and all will tend towards the highest type. Eugenics is simply the meddlesome interference of an arrogant, scientific priestcraft.” (From an interview with Wallace in 1912”—
“The struggle for wealth…ha[s] been accompanied by a reckless destruction of the stored-up products of nature, which is even more deplorable because more irretrievable. Not only have forest-growths of many hundreds of years been cleared away, often with disastrous consequences, but the whole of the mineral treasures of the earth’s surface, the slow products of long-past eons of time and geological change, have been and are still being exhausted, to an extent never before approached, and probably not equalled in amount during the whole preceding period of human history.” (From Wallace’s 1898 book The Wonderful Century; Its Successes and Its Failures).”—
# 551....Timed Chart: Astrological Back-Story To Wallace's Discovery Of Natural Selection
The timed horoscope for Alfred Wallace has 6-7 Scorpio at the ASCENDANT (1.The data of birth have been obtained from Dr. Wallace himself: the time given was, however, approximate.).
When an Astro*Carto*Graphy (R) Map of this moment is cast, Pluto lines mark the Amazon and the Indonesian Island of Gilolo with emphasis. The Pluto line is rising throughout Gilolo.
We do know that transiting Mars (Ascendant Ruler) was at 11 Scorpio on February 1, 1858 and 23 Scorpio on February 28, 1858 - in Wallace’s important ASCENDANT/1st House. In the midst of his body’s suffering, he birth his theory. We also know that transiting Venus had crossed his birth Mars in the hours before February 1, 1858.
His birth Pluto position is 29 Pisces 01’, and from the February 1st - 28th, 1858 horoscope we find the Sun, the North Node, Neptune, and Venus near to that degree.