There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.~ Mohanda K. Gandhi
With the Solar Eclipse in Cancer on Sunday, we are reminded of the things that Cancer rules and brings, what our losses are, what we strive to protect, and what we need to let go. Cancer rules mothers, home, family, country, our native roots, including our planet... it rules the sea, and all those who depend on her for their livelihood and survival: sailors, fishermen, and the creatures who live at and feed from her shores.
Solar Eclipses occur at the New Moon, and similar to the New Moon, the energy is like a wave rolling forth into the future, carrying the seeds of intention planted with her. Its energy is most potent the first few hours after the Eclipse, it continues for a few days, and carries forth the affirmation into the future, not for days or even weeks, but as a super new moon, it carries forth for several months, even years. Therefore this is a critical time to visualize and form our intentions in a positive manner that is for the good of all concerned.
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain, For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain. America, America, man sheds his waste on thee, And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea. ~ George CarlinLet us lay the intention that those who have the power to easily find the right people with adequate knowledge and capable of the right actions will successfully restore the Gulf of Mexico and its environs to perfect health and beauty. The Christian Science Monitor reported in its article, Six lessons from the BP oil spill:
a Taiwanese company has retrofitted a supertanker with skimming equipment that it says is capable of vacuuming up to 21 million gallons of oily water a day. By comparison, the entire emergency response from the time of the accident, April 20, to July 1 had collected only around 28 million gallons. Though the ship, now in the Gulf, is untested, BP officials are giving it a try. Experts say similar supertankers were used to suck up much of the contaminated water after a massive spill off Saudi Arabia in the early 1990s.
Government and BP officials are also testing 32 centrifuges that can separate oil from seawater, devices being championed by actor Kevin Costner. Some experts, such as Norman Guinasso, director of the geochemical and environmental research group at Texas A&M University in College Station, believe such machines hold promise. He can envision a fleet of 100 or so boats equipped with the devices that could be quickly dispatched to the site of a major spill. "That's what I would like to see," says Mr. Guinasso.
Onshore, authorities are experimenting with a microbial sand scrubber that emulsifies tar balls and injects oil-eating bugs into the sand to consume the hydrocarbons. The device, which uses microbes from the Gulf of Mexico, was designed to pull oil from the tar sands of Canada.
We need to be weaned off fossil fuels. This is what we need to release and let go, like a bad habit that is eating us up inside. What is standing in the way? Ralph Nader stated it simply in 1980 (Loose Talk ~ Linda Botts):
The use of Solar energy has not opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.