Archive | September 2015

Lunar Eclipse September 2015

Astrology is all about cycles and patterns, and sometimes several loops and cycles overlap or coincide, intensifying the effect.

AstrologyTake the recent Total Lunar Eclipse of 28 September 2015. Boy was that a big one. I mean literally and figuratively. Not only was the Moon in perigee, so close to the earth that it looked 14% bigger and around 30% brighter, but also is effects on earth and on us were huge. Central Taiwan, for example had a year’s worth of rain on that one day (over 500mm).

Besides that, Mercury retrograde was close to conjunct the Sun, so was asteroid Lillith. Numerous cycles coinciding there. Do you think it was a coincidence that the biggest UN General Assembly gathering of the 21st century occurred on the very same day, worth more world leaders than ever in one place at the same time? And they all spoke about the same thing – War. What else should we expect with the full moon in the martial sign of Aries. It was all Libran diplomacy versus outright threat of Arian war.

And remember that the effects of the eclipse don’t pass away after just that one day. No, they can last for months, and with the timing of this 70th anniversary United Nations gathering on the very day of the eclipse, I can only wonder what fate less in store for our various nations, and just how united the world can be now. Let’s pray that some Libran sensibility prevails.

Permaculture education in poverty-stricken South Africa

Community GardeningWe are SEED, a 12 year old non-profit and Public Benefits Organisation that has been pioneering the growing of outdoor classrooms in under-resourced schools across South Africa.

Learn more about our work via this video. Through the important work of connecting children to the ecosystems that support them, and bringing the miracle of food into curriculum and tummies of children, we have found that our work addresses climate change, job creation and career pathing, social cohesion and food security.

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A different type of grid is needed to solve SA’s energy challenge

energy alternativesSouth Africa would get a much better return on its energy investments if it planned a smarter and more flexible electricity grid, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) researcher Steve Hedden said on Tuesday.

A better grid would also boost the contribution of wind and solar energy.

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