Five activists shut down all the tar sands pipelines crossing the Canada-U.S. border Tuesday morning, in a bold, coordinated show of climate resistance amid the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline. The activists employed manual safety valves to shut down Enbridge's line 4 and 67 in Leonard, Minnesota; TransCanada's Keystone pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota; Spectra Energy's Express pipeline in Coal Banks Landing, Montana; and Kinder-Morgan's Trans-Mountain pipeline in Anacortes, Washington. Oct.11 https://goo.gl/ITFNqk
This New Moon of Sept.1 eclipse lies in the midst of the stars Thuban of Draco, Alioth of the Great Bear and Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis in the very southern heavens. Thuban is the brightest star in the constellation of Draco, the Dragon. The word dragon entered the English language from the Greek word δράκων, drakon. A severe and totalitarian authority figure came to be likened to a dragon.
In his post on the September eclipse entitled New Directions, Nick Fiorenza explains why it is important to move away from mindlessly following authority figures and taking positive action to re-align to a new level of integrity and our inner soul / source directive and truth.
Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or new way of participating in life.
Thuban, in the far northern heavens, was Earth’s pole star circa 2600 BC near the "tear of the Bear," a point in Earth’s ~25,000-year "evolutionary cycle of the soul" at which a turning and fractioning occurred in the hierarchical powers governing Earth. This dramatized the separation between those choosing to fight for a greater evolutionary vision and those wanting to maintain totalitarian control of the Earth with their antics to do so. Alioth of Ursa Major, star of personal free will, conjoins Thuban. Alignments with Alioth teach us responsible use of free will and that our personal actions can alter the evolutionary currents that create our souls’ evolutionary destiny. Alioth stimulates the use of personal will and our need to initiate personal action.
In addition we notice that the eclipse is square a Mars-Saturn conjunction. In simple terms, this conjunction is about standing up (Mars) to authority (Saturn).This becomes all the more significant since here Mars [14sa] is conjunct the star delta (δ) Hercules, Sarin in the constellation of Hercules, the strong man while Saturn [10sa] is conjunct the star Antares, alpha (α) Scorpius. This star is about taking a stand against the established conditions of our personal lives and against the established order or authority directing our lives when those conditions or that authority are no longer in our best interest nor supporting our evolutionary freedom and fulfillment.
Finally, to verify whether the eclipse is active on October 11, the date of the news, we simply progress the angles to that date. And sure enough the horizon axis aligns with the eclipse thereby triggering it. Another point to note is that the eclipse forms a T-square with Saturn-Neptune. A simple and relevant interpretation here would be stopping (Saturn) an oil (Neptune) pipeline.