There’s a lot of talk these days about climate change and sea pollution, but we tend to forget that a lot of our present problems may have been triggered by this event, eight years ago.
Nuclear power was supposed to be the saviour of humanity from itself. If we could harness the power of nuclear reactions, we would no longer have to be reliant on fossil fuels, with their carbon footprints.
But playing with Divine Energy is a risky business. Ask any scientist.
Accidents Do Happen
Of course, they do. And sometimes human error is involved. But sometimes, the Cosmos sticks its oar in the water. Take Chernobyl, for example. The Universe aligned the planets and stars at just the right time to cause an accident. But that doesn’t prove anything to most people. Where are the facts? they ask. Here’s Wikipedia’s version of events.
Because the tsunami which triggered the accident was caused by the Tôhoku earthquake, this is truly an Act of God.
There were two inconjuncts evident on the day, but only one was constant for all of that day and several days following:
Mars Inconjunct Saturn
This can be a difficult aspect because it signifies a conflict between your sense of responsibility and your desire to fulfill your own needs and do what you want. This leads to a struggle within you that may keep you from acting decisively. Instead of deciding what you will do, you feel caught between these two forces, wondering whether you have the right to do what you want.You may feel that others are trying to frustrate you, but it is only your own indecisiveness that is causing the trouble. Sometimes this conflict makes you very irritable and resentful about nothing in particular. Then, when someone happens to act in a way that is obviously annoying, you focus all your built-up anger on that person.
The obvious trigger is the following inconjunct, which held sway for almost 20 minutes:
Sun Inconjunct Ascendant
You may find that no matter how hard you try to show others who you really are, they misunderstand you somehow. This is because the angular relationship between your rising sign and Sun sign indicates that your internal energies are quite different from the energies that you show to the world. You are not intentionally dishonest with the world, you simply present a confusing complex of energies.
As always, we want to blame someone, anyone for our mistakes. But, as has been pointed out previously, we cannot seem to understand that we, ourselves, are involved, and mostly to blame.
The ‘official’ word is that only one person has died from exposure to the nuclear radiation at the reactor. But no one wants to admit that the waters are contaminated, the fish stocks are poisoned and the people living along the Pacific Ocean are dying more frequently than previously believed.
And, now, we’re going to send the best athletes of the world to compete in the summer Olympics in Tokyo next year. What a nuclear waste!