Dear Holistic Astrologer Blog Readers,
I was greatly comforted and uplifted to read the following magnificent essay from Noel Tyl, addressing the recent calamity in Japan due to earthquake, tsunami and now nuclear threat. While this essay is due to be published in Japan’s astrological communities shortly, he graciously gave me permission to share it here. Please read, enjoy, and discuss…
What’s Happening Now?
Oh, the upheaval of Nature! Inscrutable; unpredictable.
And an embarrassment for Astrology: while it can deeply appreciate the human being in society and life-development time, it can not understand or grasp the positioning of Earthquakes, Floods, giant Fires, or plagues in the scheme of human existence. For reasons unknown, we can not harness knowledge of natural eruption and horror upon the planet. Perhaps the reason is because Astrology is a human, phenomenological art-science evolving out of human behavior not natural cataclysm.
It is almost as if we are not yet supposed to have such knowledge of Nature. And perhaps that teaches us something: perhaps it is not to study the calamity but the people within it. –Of course, pre-warning of explosion can help us lessen impact on our life, but the fact remains that the explosion will take place, regardless, and it is for the people to grow through it, for populations to be adjusted, for nations to recover in their individualistic style. –Throughout history, it has been so.
|Horoscope of Japan [Presentation of Post WWII Constitution]|
We think we know the horoscope of modern Japan [The focusing of the Constitution, November 3, 1946 at 8:30 AM in Tokyo]. The national image shown in the horoscope speaks eloquently of the noble discipline of the Japanese people living within a highly focused idealistic sense of purpose. Above all, modern Japan needs to be helpful to the world –technologically inventive and relating it all to social progress. This is Japan’s identity.
When the massive earthquake occurred, the planet Uranus was dramatically involved with a synthesis point of the Japan Sun and Moon. This is a simple but powerful astrological glimpse of the tragedy. It suggests enormous, sudden upheaval, much like a divorce in a marriage; on a national level, we can expect chaos.
The astrological signature also brings forward the dramatic energies of individualism, the Japanese people dealing with awesome difficulty with innovation and improvements.
So easily, people can question –or even blame– their God for the horrors of loss, the wreckage of life. Someone or something must be behind it all for some purpose! But this question of intent or plan is equally inscrutable with reference to the causes of the calamity. It helps us not.
Perhaps a better view is this: through this chaos, we see dramatic intensification of our awareness of the human condition, fragile and strong at the same time. This is what rescues us and this is what we already see active throughout the Japanese population hard at work upon recovery.
And we see how the ever-maturing national image and new energies of resurrection in Japan are attracting the loving, empathic care of the rest of the world. –The answer to the Why? of this terrible happening is transcended by acknowledgement, collectively and individually, of the Goodness of Spirit. This keeps us alive. This tells us all who we are.
Bless you, Japan!