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Posted By: ex on: 12/12/2007 13:47:51 ET|
Subject: Sedna and the
"I am moved by fancies that are curled|
Around these images and cling:
The notion of some infinitely gentle
Infinitely suffering thing"
Sedna was of course discovered and named just as climate change was suddenly becoming a big concern. The Goddess of the polar natives who expressed her displeasure when all was not right with humanity and its relation to the planet. Well all is not right with our relation to the planet now and while humanity may survive the growing climate crisis, civilization as we know it may not.
In 1979, British scientist James Lovelock's (b.July 26,1919) book was published "Gaia: A New Look at life on Earth" Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis defined Gaia as "a complex entity involving the Earth's biosphere,atmosphere, oceans and soil; the totality constituting a feedback or cybernetic system which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet." (Eris was travelling quincunx his natal Venus in 1979)
Lovelock believes that it is already too late to halt the environmental collapse and only a fraction of the human race will survive by the end of this century, by migrating to the poles which will be the last habitable refuges on Earth.(Lovelock has since recanted the worst case scenarios he originally presented but still believes the collapse is imminent.) We are already seeing the beginning of this. The Japanese are sending a whaling fleet out now so that they can stockpile meat before the already foreseen collapse of the ocean fisheries takes place in the next decade(s). Ocean warming may create more noxious blooms of jellyfish and algae. The first culture to collapse may well be the Eskimoes, the very people who worshipped, thanked and feared Sedna.
Meanwhile, the people who are supposed to worry about the future, the economists, are still talking about economic growth and expansion as if it is a good thing, more undereducated mouths to feed and raise so they can wash the SUVs sitting in the driveways of our overwatered, underinsulated homes. Our civilisation is a tremendous Ponzi scheme placed on the backs of our children and their children, who could concievably pay the price for our short sightedness and greed by becoming humanity's "Last Generation".
What if the only planet we astrologers can truly call home rejects us as Sedna's desperate father rejected her as she clung to his kayak, and casts us off to our graves in the ultimate act of self-preservation and betrayal?
Sedna is in the sign of the whale and reminds me of the plight of these creatures. We are so egocentric that we can't even see that astrology is not just about us. To what deep planetary rhythms and resonancies are these beings living? Our nuclear submarines which can destroy cities now need powerful sonar in order to detect stealth subs, which are capable of destroying cities. This sonar is also shattering the inner ears of the cetaceans and liquifying some of their organs.
I don't know if individuals can do anything to prevent the coming disaster, it will be by humanity acting as a tribe that we can save ourselves. An excellent movie to see if you ever want to get a feel for Inuit culture before it is gone is "Atanjuart", "The Fast Runner". The evils of ego which is so prevailent in our culture that we take it for granted shows up starkly against the arctic snow. I don't believe that money is the root of all evil, as some people with money like to tell us, because one can easily see that lack of money is also the cause of much that is evil. Plato said that it was undue love of the self which was the cause of all that is ill with the world, such self love creating a vacuum in our lives that we believe material success and power will fill. If it means driving Hummers and eating hamburgers even as the redflags of climate change are coming out all over than so be it.
We can argue for this cause or that cause here on the Spaceship Earth, but our leaders need to grab a bucket and get bailing, because the iceberg of climate change isn't ahead of us anymore, it has already struck us.
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