The Sun and Mercury’s transits I mentioned yesterday (October 18/20 Reading) seem to be also behind the victory of the conservation movement of Tasmania, with the reaching of an historic agreement with the timber industry representatives.
There has been outright war between these two factions in Tasmania for the last thirty years. This agreement represents the beginning of a real dialogue between the two opposing blocs.
Felling trees in the old growth forest will be phased out, while an immediate moratorium will be put in place on the logging of high conservation value areas.
In return the Greens have conceded the building of a pulp mill that they had previously opposed.
The compromise will change Tasmania in a big way, as our island state opts for a plantation based timber industry.
This also represents a landmark and precedent for the whole conservation movement in Australia.
It is just a start though of a long and possibly difficult journey.
The Moon transiting Pisces between October 18 and 21.
October 20: the Sun in Libra trine Chiron in Aquarius.
October 19 Mercury in Libra quincunx Uranus in Pisces.
October 19 Mercury in Libra trine Chiron in Aquarius.
October 19 the Sun in Libra quincunx Jupiter in Pisces.
October 19 the Sun in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius.
October 18 Mercury in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius.
October 19 Mercury in Libra quincunx Jupiter in Pisces.
October 17 Mercury is conjunct the Sun (Superior Conjunction), on 23° 33′ Libra.