The strength of astrology can be to look at an event and make some sense of it. What can we learn from the Chile mine disaster that captured the attention of the entire world? This fact alone makes it worthy of study. Time, to me, has a sort of consciousness – “there is a time for every purpose” kind of idea. Astrology would agree with that. So here’s what I take from Chile using only two planets.
One of the other players sidling up to Pluto at the moment is the dwarf planet Ceres. In the mythology she is Pluto’s mother-in law (apart from being his sister). She has a completely different agenda from Pluto and fights him all the way. One of her missions is, I think, to take on the ravaging of the earth. Most of the things from under the ground are used to gain power. Think of gold, uranium, coal and of course oil. Many have been killed in pursuit of these things and the earth has the scars to prove it. Ceres, in the myth, can make weather happen. She can cause natural disasters to make a point. I don’t know that she minds mining as such but I think she is saying that it has gone way too far now. She is taking Pluto on. She is saying “if you carry on exploiting the earth and the people I will act”. The lesson here again I think is how responsibly we use power. There needs to be a compromise as there was in the myth. Ceres’ compromise was to create summer when her daughter was above ground and everything flourished, and she created winter when her daughter was under the ground with Pluto. Is mining really necessary all year round and for all these products? Is everyone benefiting from them and is the earth being looked after? Are we giving anything back? Together with Pluto in Capricorn, responsibility for the earth and from any leaders is the key here.
And what about the question? Was it a miracle? It depends what that means but what could be contemplated here is that it was not God and not science but both. This event shows that they work together. Many experiments have shown that prayer does have an effect. The mining community certainly have faith and that cannot fail to have had an influence. But that doesn’t mean that science didn’t play a role. How wonderful was the scientific knowledge in this project? This is what we can learn too science and faith can cooperate. Maybe this is one reason why this event captured the imagination of the world.
And while I’m on belief… Why does everyone think that the miners will have trouble with all sorts of things later? The world is almost insisting that they will suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other huge problems. Why can’t the focus be on letting them be just fine? Research has proved that our thoughts have a huge effect! I wish them a normal happy life!