Yesterday I was picking blueberries and musing on the Olympics and how they are a clear example of Pluto’s final hurrah in Sagittarius. China spent billions creating the various beautiful venues and the views are still obscured in smog. What I’m wondering about is the apparent emphasis on appearances over the health of the people in many countries around the world.
In this country the migration from rural America to the cities over the past 100 years or so is reflected by a population who on the whole has no real understanding of where their food comes from or what it takes to grow it, harvest it and get it to the grocery store. Hopefully now that Ceres has gained dwarf planet status, her influence will be encourage more awareness of this problem. We need more people growing their own food and fewer like my very bright stepson-in-law who can speak several languages, makes big bucks working for Microsoft and didn’t know that blueberries start out green.
Honestly I anticipate it will take some major catastrophic event to start the path to restoring balance both here and in China because humans as a group are very fond of their “things”. It has always puzzled me why so many people tend to place more importance on having a fancy car over having clean air, water and a healthy environment to raise their children in.
Restoring balance by renewing our bond with nature and her cycles and developing appreciation for simplicity voluntarily beats the heck out of having Pluto in Capricorn being agitated by the upcoming square from Uranus in Aries do it for us. The voices of the elders and the grandmothers have been drowned out by the excesses encouraged by Pluto’s trip through Sagittarius further supported by the sextile from Uranus in Aquarius during the mid 1990′s to early 2000′s.
So I’m nagging again . . .
On a personal note, the eclipse on August 16 brought us a spike in temperatures with 4 days over 100° F (37° C). The Moon-Neptune was in my 3rd house, the Sun my 9th, and forming a grand cross with my ASC-DES . . . totally messed with my head and left me in an exhausted fog. We usually have summer temps around 80-85°F (26° C) so we don’t have AC installed. Plus this is our biggest month for harvesting fruits and vegetables. Fortunately the weather has cooled down considerably, the onions and garlic are cleaned and drying and I’m starting to feel like a human being again! Life down on the farm is OK but boy am I looking forward to the first hard frost!!
For those who enjoy my synastry posts, I have a new one over on Real Astrologers: The Synastry of Obsession. Plus Pat and I are wondering about your eclipse experiences and have a post up asking for feedback: How did the Eclipses affect you?
Here’s a photo of some of those onions I mentioned. These happen to be a variety called “Candy” – they are mild but store reasonably well.