We the people on this our planet Earth dedicated to the Protection of the Environment and All Creatures on Earth (P.E.A.C.E) celebrated once again on 22 April Earth Day. But Earth Day is Every Day in which we celebrate Mother Earth Day, preserving our Earth environment.
The Full Moon on April 19th made a wide square to the South Node in Capricorn/North Node in Cancer involving as well Saturn, the Taskmaster or Cosmic Cop and Pluto, Lord of Rebirth and regeneration in Capricorn). This configuration presents us with a choice- stick with old rules/fears/tradition (South Node) or move forward to something that’s more in line with what we need and feel (North Node)is protective and nourishing. Saturn and Pluto suggest there’s a final responsibility to take care of – some pressure to deal with and perhaps some unbalanced power issues. Note that the North Node (path forward) is ruled by the Moon, so we are urged to move towards more balanced relationships (Libra) that is sympathetic and caring and in which we feel (Cancer) safe. We must look at how our needs/emotions connect to others; we must mother but not smother.
Note that on March 20th the Sun (newly into Aries) was applying to a conjunction with Chiron in Aries, so Chiron was very much part of that Full Moon. On April 19th, Mercury conjoins Chiron in Aries, so the theme of the fresh, raw wound (and associated courage) will continue. The hurt and battle that was introduced on March 20th is put into words during this Full Moon – we may be speaking out and taking flak for it, or finally having that painful but essential conversation; the peoples of UK protested against non-caring governments that has ignored the facts of climate change and what we can do about it. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the circle of 12 energies that we are surrounded in, so this is one brand new territory of “people power”. But the lunation is in Libra, so it’s not all about us or them, it’s about us and them. Balance is essential. “We must fight for our environment, our home to be clean and healthy, we have nowhere else to go”, say also the people of Sudan.
Wealth, relationships, health, body and mind… all play an important role in our lives. When in balance, they bring joy, peace and happiness. Joy and Happiness is an expression of one’s own heart. The opening of the heart chakra is important for a free flow of emotions that lead to peace and happiness.
Earth Day 2019
Soon after the 19th April second Full Moon we celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is now a global event each year, and more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.
It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on.
Earth Day Network (EDN), the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, had chosen as the theme for 2018 to End Plastic Pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate primarily single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics. EDN is educating millions of people about the health and other risks associated with the use and disposal of plastics, including pollution of our oceans, water, and wildlife, and about the growing body of evidence that plastic waste is creating serious global problems.
From poisoning and injuring marine life to the ubiquitous presence of plastics in our food to disrupting human hormones and causing major life-threatening diseases and early puberty, the exponential growth of plastics is threatening our planet’s survival.
Earth Day 2018 and Beyond: End Plastic Pollution
Earth Day 2018 and Beyond was to end Plastic Pollution. EDN 2018 was a multi-year campaign to End Plastic Pollution. Our goals included ending single-use plastics, promoting alternatives to fossil fuel-based materials, promoting 100 percent recycling of plastics, corporate and government accountability and changing human behavior concerning plastics. EDN’s End Plastic Pollution campaign included four major components:
- Leading a grassroots movement to support the adoption of a global framework to regulate plastic pollution;
- Educating, mobilizing and activating citizens across the globe to demand that governments and corporations control and clean up plastic pollution;
- Educating people worldwide to take personal responsibility for plastic pollution by choosing to reduce, refuse, reuse, recycle and remove plastics and
- Promoting local government regulatory and other efforts to tackle plastic pollution.
Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species
The theme for Earth Day 2019 is to protect threatened and endangered species, including the human species. Find out more about the 2019 theme for Earth Day, to protect threatened and endangered species.
Earth Day 2020: 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
Earth Day 2020 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day Network. Get the scoop on Earth Day Network’s big plans for 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day: citizen science, clean-ups and tree-planting, huge events, and more.