Tonight (or early Thursday morning, depending on where you are) is the Aquarius Full Moon at 11:27 pm EDT. It’s the Full Moon of the current Olympic games, not just because it falls during the competition. Yesterday Eric described this Moon as having “a need to be supportive of others, or at minimum, to organize with others in a way that’s useful.”
Before the Full Moon happens, the Moon opposes retrograde Mercury in Leo just before noon EDT. This is a caution to think through, as in consider carefully, anything that comes across your mind as intuition. The blend of the Moon in intellectually-oriented Aquarius opposite Mercury dancing backwards could come with some mixed signals about what is really true. Please, check your facts before acting on any information that comes your way — whether you think it’s intuitive of whether you hear something from someone.
Meanwhile, in public life, we’re seeing an illustration of what the Full Moon is about in the form of Olympic protests, with one in particular focused on Dow Chemical standing out. In Bhopal, India last week, five activist groups joined together to hold an unofficial ‘Special Olympics’ to protest Dow Chemical’s sponsorship of the official Olympic games. This is part of an ongoing protest against Dow for its role in the Bhopal disaster.
In 1984, Bhopal was the site of a massive gas leak by Union Carbide (Dow purchased Union Carbide in 1999, assuming its liabilities). The official death toll immediately after the incident was more than 3,000, with an unofficial toll of 7,000-8,000 and over 15,000 total deaths to date. Nearly 600,000 people have been affected by the the massive chemical release.
If you’ve been reading Planet Waves for a while, you may be familiar with Bhopal, since the 25th anniversary of the disaster there was the focus of a famous Yes Men direct action on BBC World (see the video here).
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