Today, it’s the 18th of July 2013. We are in the middle of the Grand Water Trine. For me, this Trine meant me minus 1 tooth and a lot of pain. This is all I am going to tell you about me as this post is dedicated to something very dear to me, a hero and to my question: What’s the Sun Sign for the Hero nowadays?
Here’s how the story develops: on the 18th of July 1918, in the village of Mvezo in Umtatu, then a part of South Africa a new baby boy is born. With both parents illiterate, there were small chances of the little boy going to school. Being a devout Christian, his mother sent him to a local school. There he got his English name: Nelson. As a young boy he played sports, enjoyed friends and developed his lifelong love for gardening.
He started studying Law at the University of Witwatersrand being the only native African student, but devoting most of his time to politics. Whilst at university he became increasingly aware of the unjust nature of South African Society. He was exposed to liberal, radical and Africanist thought, racism and discrimination. He was able to finish his degree and qualify as a Lawyer. The young man fought against apartheid and for legal rights. He became a leader in the African National Congress and wanted to follow Gandhi’s non-violence approach. He was not able to do this as the political climate had changed. In 1960, in Sharpeville a massacre of 63 black South Africans took place.By 1962 he had been arrested and sentenced to life in prison. He spent 27 years in Robben Island prison. He was arrested for what he believed and not for what he did. The life in prison was tough and sometimes unbearable, but he tried to make the best out of it. He said the secret was to keep your emotions under control and he was becoming very good at it. In prison, it is said that he managed to keep a very good relation with all the guardians. He admitted their human side and talked to them.
In 1990 he became the country’s first black president. He later played a leading role in the drive for peace. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
This is the short story of a super hero of our times – Nelson Mandela! He was born under the blessed Cancer Sun Sign. He was tolerant, devoted, intuitive, protective, home and country oriented, with a very powerful emotional intelligence, humane and patient.July 18th is Nelson Mandela day. People are asked that for 67 minutes on this day people will help people. This is the number of years that Nelson Mandela spent serving his country.
I believe that the hero nowadays must be a Cancer Sun Sign and the reason is simple: we need love, emotions, a lot of tolerance for one another and a great free forgiving and patient spirit.
Thank you for reading!