Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Medieval aqueducts fight drought in India

For the past five years, many parts of southern India have been hit by drought. Rivers have been drying up and urbanisation is threatening traditional sources of water. But, as Sanjoy Majumder discovers, one area in Karnataka has managed to overcome the dry spell by turning back the clock, seeking inspiration from medieval kingdoms using techniques developed in ancient Persia.   June 7 http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-40180951/medieval-aqueducts-fight-drought-in-indian-state

Eclipses have special significance in mundane astrology. Their unique meaning at any place can be discovered through  the house position of the eclipse, the symbolic interpretation of star patterns on conjunct the eclipse and the angles etc.  To understand the above news we begin with the chart for the last solar eclipse of February 26 drawn for Bidar, Karnataka. The eclipse [8pi] is placed in the 6th house amid stars in the water pouring from the Urn of the Aquarian  Water Bearer. Among other things, the mundane  6th house rules crops and farming. A lack of water leads to drought and famine. The stars of Aquarius are about humanitarian projects for the well being of all. Here  the stream of  Aquarian water literally symbolizes  the ancient aqueducts that were a part of medieval projects undertaken for the welfare of the community.

The eclipse makes a sharp trine aspect to the MC [8cn] which is placed among the stars of the ancient Chinese asterism Tsing – The Well [1]. When this asterism was prominent ,  the Chinese were reminded to clean existing wells and dig new ones! On the MC are the TNPs Kronos-Hades which here refer to medieval Kings![2]

If we now progress the eclipse chart to June 7, the date of the news, we find the Jupiter-Uranus opposition aligned with the meridian.

Jupiter’s () archetypal significance relates to expansion, exploration, optimism, elation, higher education, and the bigger picture, with a tendency to crown or bring out the best of whichever planetary archetype it touches. Uranus’s () archetypal significance relates to the revolutionary spirit of the scientific and innovative, the sudden and unexpected, or the rebellious and eccentric. Explored in depth in Richard Tarnas’ epic Cosmos and Psyche, the planetary alignment of Jupiter-Uranus consistently correlates with the achievement and sense of expansion (Jupiter) brought through new scientific/technological breakthroughs (Uranus). http://www.cartographyofsynchronicity.com/single-post/914A4CE4-F992-4313-9515-BECC491EE14E

So the Jupiter-Uranus is not only referring to the technological breakthrough 600 years ago achieved by the medieval builders but is also highlighting the discovery of the ancient aqueducts as a major breakthrough for the current times. Incidentally, the eclipse is placed amid stars of the Arabic Lunar Mansion Sa’dal – Ak hbiyah – the Luck of Hidden Things, essentially pointing to a lucky discovery.

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.702)

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