In the commendable aspiration of achieving ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ it would seem obvious to most of us that LIFE must be the first priority since without it the other two cannot exist.
In the current pandemic all nations are struggling to prioritise the health of citizens in the current precarious economic situation. Many American voices are loudly raised in protest at the perception of an infringement of individual rights….the right not to wear a mask or to accept social restrictions. The consequence is increased polarization at a time when national unity is critical to controlling global spread. The number of new reported cases of corona-19 worldwide is increasing faster than ever with more than 100,000 reported each day. Despite more than a quarter of all known deaths having occurred in the US, there is widespread opposition to even the most basic precautions.
IN ONE WEEK THOSE INTENT ON IMPOSING DICTATORIAL REGIMES PROVIDED A STARK REMINDER OF THE REALITY AND SPEED WITH WHICH STATE OPPRESSION CAN BE IMPOSED WHEN SO CALLED GUARDIANS OF DEMOCRACY ARE DISTRACTED BY THEIR OWN SUPERFICIAL SQUABBLES.
Beijing grasped the opportunity to overturn the fundamentals of the post colonial deal made with the UK to hand over Hong Kong to China.The agreement to preserve Hong Kong autonomy for fifty years is exposed as a hollow lie. An offer of UK immigration to 3 million Hong Kong residents, met with a warning against outside interference from Bejing and a reminder that “all Chinese compatriots residing in Hong Kong are Chinese nationals.”
In the same week Israel announced the imminent annexation of a third of the illegally occupied West Bank including parts of the Jordan Valley. Annexation would prevent Palestinians from accessing their own agricultural land and water resources in the fertile Jordan Valley – known as the “bread basket” for Palestinians. The plan could destroy farmers’ export businesses and deprive them of their source of income. Once again the international community including the UN and EU, stood by wringing their hands as America gave tacit approval to the latest Israeli infingement of international law.The head of the PA and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced the termination of all of its agreements with Israel and the United States as Israel takes what many believe to be the final step towards the demolition of the threadbare Peace Plan.
The catastrophic effect of the Covid virus on the world economy appears likely to follow a course not experienced in modern history for pandemics affect more than global health. COVID-19 is producing a huge, unplanned economic contraction estimated at $12 trillion. China’s rise as a military superpower was rapid, one that even the United States would not wish to confront. China provides a significant portion of the world’s supply chain, causing some to question the wisdom of dependence on Chinese production. Previously economists have been reassured by China’s major dollar reserves, today China’s banking system is especially vulnerable with massive internal and external debt now a major concern. Financial instability has long fuelled international conflict and war, providing an advantage to those unprepared.
GIVEN THE ALL TOO APPARENT CONSEQUENCE OF MANKINDS’ DYSFUNCTIONAL INTERACTION WE WOULD DO WELL TO APPRAISE OURSELVES OF ALL AVAILABLE ASSISTANCE IN THE HOPE OF AVOIDING CATACLYSM.
Astronomy is a natural science which uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry to study celestial objects and phenomena. Astrology is the ancient study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their influence on human affairs and the natural world. Astrology is not predictive but indicates potential and is therefore an invaluable aid in warning of future events.
Solstice is an astronomical event marking the longest and shortest days of the year, the two moments in the year when the Sun’s apparent path is farthest north or south Earth’s Equator. The Solstice Solar Eclipse is a rare event occurring every 82 years as a cluster over 19 years. The next occurs in 2038, followed by a further one in 2058, this will be the last one to be viewed by anyone now living as no further Solstice Solar Eclipses will occur for a further 200 years until 2242.
In astrological terms the chart for the recent Solstice Solar Eclipse indicates the Cancerian planetary influence which rules home and families but also nations. This specific conjunct specifies ‘difficulties, restrictions, inhibitions, separations and illusions’ as mirrored in the Covid pandemic, with individuals ‘prone to misjudging their strength’, a trait we hope will not be mirrored by world leaders.
A complex Lunar Eclipse pattern around this Solar Eclipse will also have some effects. The moon exerts its pull on the waters of the world and also on human behaviour, the physical body being composed of up to 60% water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79% with even the bones a watery: 31%. Dates to watch include:
5 July 2020 at 13 degrees Capricorn – Pivotal for the USA as the Full Moon falls exactly on the USA Cancer Sun in the natal chart of 1776 (Declaration of Independence). Mars falls on the Ascendant of the Washington DC chart – square Mercury on IC. Heated debate and aggressive communications regarding national interests and the way forward are indicated.
16 July 2020 – at 24 degrees Capricorn/Cancer, Moon conjunct Saturn and Pluto with an explosive Mars energy pattern square Uranus, the chart suggests potential for unrealistic expectations. Neptune in Jupiter is associated with illusions, exaggeration, inflated ideas, a fanatical, dogmatic picture. This conjunction affects America particularly, astrologers have noted correspondence with the 1776 chart highlighting current and past discord over the Confederate flag and unresolved differences.
America was founded upon a self appointed belief in ‘manifest destiny’ a double edged sword which must balance power with humility. Failure will result in a void to be filled by others, with an uncertain outcome.