Spiritual Company Newsletter
By Steffan Vanel • Astrologer • Tarot Reader
March 16, 2014
Dear Friends, Clients and Subscribers,
March 20th will be the Spring Equinox as well as International Astrology Day described as:
International Astrology Day was founded by AFAN (Association For Astrological Networking) in 1993, an outgrowth of the Astrology Awareness Weekend which AFAN had sponsored for several years previously. The goals of the new holiday were to expand networking opportunities among the astrological community, to direct media attention to positive aspects of astrology, and to help raise funds for local astrological groups and for AFAN’s legal, media, and other networking projects.
This is also the one time of the year when I put out the mention that, although I am happy to share the fruits of my researches, insights and writing freely with anyone interested in receiving it, I also greatly appreciate any donations anyone feels inspired to send my way. Financial donations do put a little extra ‘wind in my sails’ to keep up my enthusiasm for the work and efforts I put into these newsletters, and I send my heartfelt thanks to those of you who have supported me in the past, and to those of you inspired to donate some support, of any amount, at this time. (To make a donation do so in the left column of my website )
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370
On February 18th I purchased a flight for myself on Malaysian Airlines from China to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My flight isn’t until May and I am figuring by then all of the intensity of this story should have subsided. Still I got a bit tweaked when this event took place last week.
I have also been spending time in China and Malaysia in the last few years, so I feel a connection in a personal way to the story unfolding there.
My comments about it are not so much from an Astrological perspective although, along with the recent events in Ukraine, this disappearing flight does seem to resonate with the likelihood of surprise shake-ups that one might expect from the Astrological ‘Grand Cross’ bearing down upon us these days, peaking the first time on April 22nd.
The brief insights I feel inspired to share with you are in reference to the fact that the area where the intense search was focused for the lost flight is an area which has been experiencing a lot of psychic tension lately. This is largely due to the territorial disputes between China and other nations in that region, disputes over ownership of certain islands, oil and gas drilling rights, and navigational controls and restrictions which even entailed a tense incident involving an Indian Naval ship.
At one point a Chinese official said that these disputes might have to be settled with cannons although the official government in Beijing distanced itself from that remark.
This and the parallel tensions between Japan and China relating to their naval/island territorial disputes I am assuming is why President Obama recently announced a pivot towards Asia in our military focus.
The fact that this was a Malaysian Airlines flight, but with 159 Chinese citizens on board, seemingly vanishing into the South China Sea, initially pulled the rug out from under all of that aggressive conflictual energy. Instead there was a place of mutual concern and compassion for the potential victims and a united naval search on the part of virtually all of the nations previously involved with these conflicts and disputes.
Now that this drama has moved from a sea crash tragedy to a possible hijacking, the number of nations involved in the diplomatic efforts to coordinate a resolution of this event has expanded from 14 to 20, including India, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan.
And now, the tendency to enter into the ‘blame game’ and resentments and accusations, especially between China and Malaysia, has returned. That brief period of mutual concern and compassion was nice while it lasted.
My own sense is that the tensions and conflicts and frustrations now being played out between the collective psyche’s of these various nations could help them to overcome and resolve the simmering tensions and conflicts which already existed before, now being brought more to the surface to be consciously confronted and dealt with through this event.
Or, this situation could serve to exacerbate these simmering tensions.
It simply boils down to those two choices, which are the only two real choices in any given moment: Love or Fear.