Monday, March 7, 2016

Far beyond Flint - Astrology & today's water challenges

This crazy election year will come and go, but the great human need for abundant, clean water will're welcome to join the discussion!

Pleased and honored to share…

 As you may have noticed from selected blog posts on this site, one of my key areas of interest as a mundane astrologer is in applying the techniques of the trade to the environment—including (but definitely not limited to) water-related challenges. I’m therefore very pleased and honored to share with you the following link to an article I’ve written that addresses these very challenges. 

The article is entitled “Enough For All Our Needs: The Astrology of Today’s Water Crisis,” and is available in The Mountain Astrologer, April/May 2016 online issue, at

Also - If you've been following the recent story regarding California's Porter Ranch methane leak (which is also producing a water quality problem), don't miss an important article in that same issue of Mountain Astrologer, entitled "California, Climate & the Methane Leak" - written by editor Tem Tarriktar, David Kesten and Ema Kurent. See

As always, any thoughts or comments are appreciated and welcome! I welcome you also to review the links provided below, which include a few recent water-quality stories in the news (reminding us that Flint is not the only hot spot when it comes to water issues) and further below, links to a number of international organizations that concern themselves with the global crises affecting water availability, water quality and sustainability. This crazy election year will come and go, but the great human need for abundant, clean water will not – lots more to talk about down the road!

Recent Water-related Stories in the News

Tru News - “Porter Ranch gas leak could contaminate LA water supply – Edward Szall -

The Narcosphere – Navajo water contamination more horrific than Flint Michigan's” - Brenda Norrell, January 25, 2016

International Policy Digest - “Should Porter Ranch and Flint Change Priorities?” – Nikki Kons, February 9, 2016 -

Here and Now. Joining Flint, A Drinking Water Crisis Grows In Upstate New York” – an interview with Lucas Willard, the Southern Adirondack bureau chief for WAMC - March 1, 2016 -

Key Organizations
Water Aid. - an organization that focuses on water and sanitation issues internationally.

The Water Project, Inc. stories and videos available about international water projects.

Rain Foundation. - Since its foundation in 2003, RAIN has been working with its partners to develop, spread and implement rainwater harvesting systems.

International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) – created in late 2002 to support the World Summit for Sustainable Development’s agenda, the IRHA works to unify and enhance the many rainwater harvesting (RWH) movements around the world -

WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) – a “global network of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) specialists, dedicated to sustainable land management.” This organization has produced a widely-used Water Harvesting guidebook. -

Raye Robertson is a practicing astrologer, writer and former university English instructor. A graduate of the Faculty of Astrological Studies (U.K.), Raye focuses on mundane, collective-oriented astrology, with a particular interest in current affairs, culture and media, the astrology of generations, and public concerns such as education and health. Several of her articles on these topics have been featured in The Mountain Astrologer and other publications over the years. Raye can be contacted by comment here, or at: 

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