Sunday, October 10, 2010

10 - 10 - 10

I feel as though I ought to be writing something about 10 on this day of three tens.

As a start: what's the significance of the number 10 in astrology? Let's see.

Each zodiac sign of 30 degrees is split into "decans" - 10ths : 3 sets of 10 degrees. Erm.....Capricorn, Cardinal Earth is the 10th sign of the zodiac, ruled by Saturn . 10th house represents one's career, work and public persona. On 10th house cusp is the midheaven angle - a potent spot in any astrological chart.

That's all I can come up with for astrological 10.

In Tarot, card 10 of the Major Arcana is The Wheel of Fortune. In traditional tarot decks the wheel has the four mystical creatures of the bible (Ezekiel 1:10, Revelation 4:7) in the four corners, corresponding to the four Fixed signs of the Zodiac: A bull = Taurus, a lion = Leo, an Eagle = Scorpio, and a winged man = Aquarius. The card is interpreted along these lines: unexpected developments, change of course, new way of life; conflicts of interest , circumstances beyond one's control; some chaos then the start of something better ; the hand of fate; advice to maintain a flexible attitude.

Number 10 follows number 9 which in the Tarot is the Hermit. The Hermit is the self-realized wise one. 10 + 9 = 19; 1 + 9 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1.... and round and around we go.....the wheel turns.

Ten is the culmination of previous steps into a 2 digit numeral
but 1 + 0 = 1 thus the end becomes the beginning.

The 1 and the O = binary code, the male and female that is within every structure and every code of creation.
Biologically the 1 represents the male penis and the O is the woman's vagina, which combine to create life.

Everything written thus far may seem like so much gobbledegook to some passing readers, but there ARE far more down to earth events taking place on 10-10-10.
What follows might just herald in The Wheel of Fortune's promise of better things after chaos, or echo astrology's Capricorn and 10th house symbolism of Earth, work - getting things DONE!

When our leaders won't lead, it's time to take climate matters back into our own hands. At the Global Work Party this weekend, October 10, we are organizing our communities from the ground up. - are inviting people in every country on earth to take tangible local actions to make their communities better places to live, and emit less carbon at the same time. Through local climate action projects, we'll make our leaders wake up and lead on the climate crisis. It's a plan that may well break the logjam and get us moving.

Some things we can all do to help the cause today....and every day following:
Easiest of all, but oft forgotten - switch off unnecessary lights and appliances.
Adjust thermostats to more economical settings. Be aware of wasteful use of water - lawn sprinklers are not a necessity of life on Earth. Recycle, recycle, recycle.

Some events organised for today in countries throughout the world (copied from
Sumo wrestlers cycling to practice in downtown Tokyo.

An education center in the Namib Desert in Namibia installing six solar panels.

Divers on the smallest island nation of the world, Nauru (8.1 square miles) will plunge into their coral reefs for an underwater clean-up.

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is installing solar panels on his roof.

Partiers in Edinburgh will be throwing a “Joycott” (a reverse boycott) at a local bar that agreed to put 20% of its extra revenues on 10/10/10 to making the bar more energy efficient. Attendees will try and drink as much as possible to raise money. Cheers!

In San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, students will hand out solar-powered lights to families, who are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Alex this June, 2010.

Over 100 cyclists from Jordan, Israel and Palestine taking part in a 3-day bicycle relay to carry water from the Yarmouk River and the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea to symbolize the need for cooperation to stop climate change and save precious water resources.

On 10/10/10 the Mayor of Mexico City will sign a commitment to reduce the city’s emissions 10% in a single year. The city government will be directly responsible for 5% of the reductions and lead a public campaign to get citizens to cut the remaining 5%.

Young people in Barbados will be demonstrating the viability of fuel cell technology in a hovercraft they have built themselves.

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