Thursday, 30 March 2017

Indian red faces over tallest flag

It was supposed to be a symbol of national pride: the tallest flag in India posted provocatively close to the border with arch-rival Pakistan – so close that media reports boasted it could be seen from as far away as Lahore. But since the tricolour was hoisted to its 110-metre (360ft) position earlier this month, there has proved to be a major hitch: unexpectedly strong gusts have torn the flag so badly it has needed to be replaced four times already. March 30

In the month we are in the lunar cycle and therefore  in the wake of the powerful solar eclipse of February 26. A chart for the eclipse at Amritsar, India from where the news originates, is shown here. The eclipse is at 8 pisces Pisces. For stars in this area Diana Rosenberg has “ long held bitter grievances and actively expressed hatred and prejudice”. But these are stars in the waters pouring from the Urn of the Water Bearer. Here these waters are meant to heal and renew minds and souls. Of course this does not always happen so that the eclipse is a reminder of what needs to be done.

The TNPs Kronos and Hades on the MC  conjoin stars of  the Twins but are also placed in tropical Cancer,  a sign astrologers associate with patriotism and love of country. The Twins are siblings who are often at loggerheads so  that issues of hatred, intolerance and racial bigotry are major concerns under the Twins. Before partition in 1947, India-Pakistan were one country so that the symbol of the Twins applies perfectly.

The Ascendant [5li] is conjunct the star N Velorum. Vela, Latin for the sails of a ship, is a constellation in the southern sky.

 Velum, a sail or veil, from vexillum, is anything flying or moved by the wind, a streamer, a flag, or a banner [1].

The TNP Kronos rules heights or things placed at a great height while Hades is humiliation. The eclipse is semisquare Mars-Uranus [22ar]. In her book “Secrets of the Ancient Skies,” among events under stars conjunct Mars-Uranus [22ar], Diana Rosenberg lists “extreme winds”. The eclipse  is also conjunct the asteroid Niobe which Martha Wescott tells us is about humbling of pride.

So we can see that all the pieces are present in the eclipse chart. If we put them together we have the news.

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