Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Eagle tries to carry off Australian boy

The Abduction of Ganymede (ca. 1650), by Eustache Le Sueur

A wedge-tailed eagle tried to fly away with a terrified boy at a popular wildlife show in central Australia. A crowd of stunned onlookers watched the enormous bird latch its talons on to the screaming boy's head during a show at Alice Springs Desert Park. Witnesses said the bird attempted to pick him up "like a small animal". The boy - believed to be between six and eight years old - escaped with a "superficial" gash to his face. Christine O'Connell from Horsham in Victoria state was visiting the park with her husband on 6 July when the attack occurred. She told the BBC the eagle flew straight for the boy from about 15m away.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36771205

Most of us are unaware that myths tend to repeat themselves in our daily lives in surprising ways. This news story is one such example. It took place just two days before the Crescent Moon of 8 July. A chart for the Moon phase at Alice Springs has the two luminaries aspecting Pluto [16cp] in the 5th house connected with children. Pluto is conjunct the star lambda Aquilae [17cp] in the constellation of the Eagle which is often depicted carrying away a young boy. Ganymede was abducted by Zeus who  turned into an eagle himself to transport the youth to Mount Olympus.

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