Uunartoq Qeqertoq is the newest island to be uncovered by the receding curtain of ice in the Arctic Circle. As wikipedia puts it:
“Uunartoq Qeqertoq, Kalaallisut for “The Warming Island”, is an island discovered in September 2005 by American explorer Dennis Schmitt off the east central coast of Greenland, 550 km (~340 mi) north of the Arctic circle. It was attached to the mainland by glacial ice even in 2002, when the ice shelves began retreating rapidly in this area, so that by 2005 it was no longer attached to mainland. Members of the scientific community believe this newly discovered island is a direct result of global warming. The island has three large peninsulas, and thus resembles the letter W, or more exactly the cyrillic letter Щ.”
This year’s eclipse will swiftly pass through Canada, Europe, Russia and China this year. The Arctic and Antarctic poles are both seeing a huge loss of ice exposing larger areas of land and bodies of water. Geographical surveys have everywhere been illustrating this and giving more data to the public and asking us to make less of a ‘footprint’ or impact on the planet. We are literally using up everything and transforming it into waste which the planet cannot reabsorb.
Other countries are taking note of the environmental change in the north and a cluster#&@% of sorts is beginning to raise temperatures in the geo-political race for new land. Even Denmark is trying to get some of the new pieces of land, freshly exposed from glacial ice.
The Eclipse on August 1st will span from the newest of the three territories of Canada in Nunavut, go total in Nadym in Northern Siberia, and hit Siberia’s capital, Novosibirsk. The Eclipse will then end in China and Mongolia.
This particular eclipse is going to pass through the arctic circle and very close to the poles. So astrologically, what part of the earth has just received its own black mark from the Sun and Moon, and currently faces a wash of discussion by the entire world over the fate our existence? Mundane astrological positions show strong aspects of Saturn and Mars in Virgo, opposing Uranus in Pisces, and the 4-planet stellium in Leo, also opposing planets.
So much of the ice has receded now that real estate, prospectors, oil tycoons and environmentalists are all trying to stake their claim on the land.
Here is the chart for the eclipse point, when the Sun and Moon reach exact degrees at eclipse totality.
These images show the last 30 years of Glacial Melts. Wikipedia has an article devoted to this topic, spanning back to the year 1850.
With this sudden interest in the north, rising gas prices, searches for alternative energy sources, concern for the environment, what kind of a choice will we make in terms of how we approach the Arctic Circle? Will it be a cash-grab for resources, akin to how The Globe and Mail, “Record prices put Arctic oil within reach“, or more preventative measures as the world takes heed of global warnings from the North “Nordic nations sound alarm over melting Arctic”
The chart for the eclipse this August presents the world with a clear problem which must be deciphered, addressed, and to choose whether or not we will make a responsible choice, or allow nature to carry us along its swift current of fate.