Saturday, 31 December 2016

Rohingya Myanmar: Nobel winners urge action over 'ethnic cleansing'

Eleven Nobel peace prize winners have urged the UN to "end the human crisis" of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims in a letter criticising Aung San Suu Kyi. In the open letter, the group said the government crackdown on the population amounted to "ethnic cleansing". More than 34,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee military operations in Rakhine state, according to the UN. Ms Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, is accused of failing to protect the minority group. 30 Dec.

The Rohingya are Muslim Indo-Aryan peoples from the Rakhine State, Myanmar. According to the Rohingyas and some scholars, they are indigenous to Rakhine State, while other historians claim that the group represents a mixture of precolonial and colonial immigrations. The official stance of the Myanmar government, however, has been that the Rohingyas are mainly illegal immigrants who migrated into Arakan following Burmese independence in 1948 or after the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971. International media and human rights organizations have often described Rohingyas as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. According to the United Nations, the human rights violations against Rohingyas could be termed as "crimes against humanity".

The news about Nobel peace prize winners  urging the UN to "end the human crisis" comes at the New Moon of December 29. A chart for the Moon phase at Maungdaw, Myanmar has the Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter T-square straddling the meridian.

Uranus-Pluto aspects have been linked to revolutions but they do not automatically signify forward change. Pluto's resisting patterns can include outright oppression and escalation of social control, for example, the Nazi takeover in Germany in 1933 (during a Uranus-Pluto square) is one such case. Here, suppression of minorities disguised the subtle control and coercion of majorities. The energy of revolutions can often turn to chaos, leading to the re-creation in new form of what was destroyed. Blessings and cruelties unite in the Uranus-Pluto hammer action, hitting masses of people, and conscripting those individuals who, by choice or mishap, are called to ride the wave of destiny or go through the mangle on everyone's behalf. The Chinese and Russian revolutions of 1911 and 1917 rode on the back of the 1901-02 Uranus-Pluto.

As we know, Uranus and Pluto have already passed beyond the peak of their square (it perfected seven times between June 2012 and March 2015). However, Jupiter in Libra is now moving into an opposition with Uranus in Aries, forming its first exact hit on Dec 26. Meanwhile, Jupiter is also creating a square to Pluto in Capricorn… an aspect that became exact for the first time on Nov 24. Because Jupiter will be traveling through the zodiac zone between these two aspects, it essentially serves as an emissary that's reconnecting Uranus and Pluto and reviving the energy of their square. This energetic revival is mirrored by the fact that Uranus and Pluto will regress back to within three degrees of a perfect square by February 2017.

What's different now is the participation of a third planetary player-Jupiter in Libra-adding a distinct voice to the ongoing discussion between Uranus and Pluto. Jupiter's additional voice presents us the possibility of opening up to new alternatives for how to concurrently address the difficult Uranus-Pluto square.  But,  Jupiter will not force us to embrace bigger-and-better solutions; it merely fosters a climate in which the efforts we intentionally make to actively create such alternatives will receive benefic support from Jupiter. At its best, Jupiter in Libra holds the promise of enhancing our capacity to advocate for fairness over domination. Nobel Peace Prize winners urging the UN to "end the human crisis" of Myanmar's Rohingya can be seen as a Jupiter in Libra attempt to resolve the crisis.

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