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Odisha man carves mountains to send kids to school

Eight hours of gruelling work every day for two years, Jalandhar Nayak has been single-handedly moving mountains to construct a 15-km road, connecting his village Gumsahi to the main road in Phulbani town of Odisha’s Kandhamal district. The district administration has now decided to honour and support Nayak’s efforts by paying him under the MGNREGS scheme. “Nayak’s effort and determination to cut mountains to build a road left me spellbound... He will be paid under MGNREGS scheme for all the days he has worked,” collector Brundha D told reporters.  Jan. 10

Everyday somewhere in the world an unsung hero is born. These heroes are willing to risk their life and limb to do something that makes us wonder what it is that possesses them. At least in this case we can figure out what made Jalandhar Nayak do what he did. To do this we begin with the chart for the last Total Solar Eclipse that fell very significantly on the IC at Phulbani.

In his blogpost on the eclipse entitled Path of the Lion - Total Solar Eclipse,  Nick Fiorenza writes [1]:

There are several stars formulating the eclipse energetic. The eclipse itself conjoins Adhafera, Al Jabhah, Algieba and Regulus, all of Leo. The North Lunar Node at the Leo cusp lies a few degrees early in the ecliptic and sets the directive for the eclipse. The North Node is the point of determination and accomplishment. It conjoins Subra, the paw of the Lion and Al Sumat (Alpha) Beta, and Gamma Pyxidis of Argo Navis.

The stars forming the Head of the Lion embody the wisdom and tremendous vision of the Lion. They express in eloquence, beauty and nobleness. Adhafera and Al Jabhah articulate the wisdom and mind of the Lion, the Lion's persona and how the Lion thinks—perhaps with a sense of aloneness yet with audacious and undaunted confidence, and with genuine pride. Here we find adventures, explorers and trailblazers, those willing to leave the comfort of mass-consensus, who are self-reliant to step forth into unexplored territory, those who seek new land, new experience and a better way to live, those who are able to envision new horizons and who seek to discover new possibilities waiting to be realized.

All of these are stars of visionaries, explorers, pioneers, and adventurers, those with little interest or contentment to fit into the status quo and who seek to go beyond the norm in accomplishment. These are people who are undaunted in the face of perilous explorations and are proud to demonstrate it. They are willing to leave the comfort of mass-consensus, are self-reliant, self-confident and determined to break trail into unexplored territory. They seek a better way to live and seek to discover new possibilities waiting to be realized.

Often time the work of adventures and trailblazers is rarely seen until others later follow or make popular that which they have found, or until time itself brings the future into the present awareness of the masses. These way-showers are sometimes long gone, continuing over the next horizon, rarely to be seen. They may or may not be recognized for their tremendous, relentless and lonely pursuits, and they may or may not become famous, but the roads and doorways they open pave the way for others to come, and make possible future generations' evolutionary unfoldment.

This extract more or less sums up the driving force behind Jalandhar Nayak’s extraordinary achievement. But let us go one step further and  note that he eclipse on the IC makes hard aspects to Pluto and the TNP Admetus. Martha Wescott defines Admetus as below and links Admetus-Pluto with the “breaking of rocks” literally and metaphorically.

ADMETUS: Facing blockages; biding your time; encountering delays, frustrations, complications or the need for something else to happen BEFORE success or progress; dealing with raw materials (including stone, lumber, etc.)

If we now progress the eclipse chart to Jan. 10, the date of the news, by the solar quotidian method, we find that the progressed IC reaches a conjunction to Pluto triggering the configuration Eclipse-Admetus-Pluto.