This is a presentation involving the astrology, numerology and symbolism tied in to current world challenges and the building Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 2020.
The entire planet earth has been hit hard this year by Pluto’s entrance into the third, final decan of Capricorn. It entered on February 7th 2018, backed out of it July 14th and will re-enter this zone on December 14th until it’s last degree in this sign January 22nd of 2024. Pluto relates to the masses, major cataclysmic events, the underworld of crime, power, dominance, death, destruction, illumination, revolution and transformation. Capricorn relates to authority, government, power structures, big business, hard work, the highest and lowest of what anyone is capable of morally.
Pluto entered the earth sign of Capricorn in 2008, ushering us through the galactic shift that was prophesied for 2012, with all of the drastic events that led up to and followed this special moment in time. The world’s climate, in every sense of the word, has been heating up. The exact causes of heat, tension, and violence that are occurring are of course up for debate but one thing is obvious. It has become increasingly clear that Nature doesn’t care which side of the political spectrum we fall on and doesn’t give a scrap about the color of our skin. As divisions between the political sides, genders, races and religions continue to escalate so do the natural disasters and genetically manipulated conundrums we are each faced with either directly or via people that we know.
The pollution of body, mind and spirit that we have been submerged in, in what has become a sort of hell on earth must at some point be purged from the earth. Will we be purged along with it, will we mutate into something less human, or will we be able to somehow outsmart the system that enslaves us and to purify our own environments? Only time will tell. Relying on outer forces has become less appealing to more people, and frankly that is probably a good thing leading to personal growth, as painful as it is.
In Roman mythology, Pluto, basically equivalent with the Greek Hades was the god of the Underworld of the dead and the guardian of the earth’s riches. Plutocracy, a word which is derived from the planet and god Pluto, indicates government by the wealthy or refers to an elite group of people at the top of a pyramid scheme who derive their power over those beneath them from their wealth. With Pluto in the last degrees of Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus there will most likely continue to be economic crisis, massive uprising against capitalism and more deviant extremes of manipulation over our food supply, water, air, medicine, shelter, and everything that is necessary for survival. Some examples of this are the Bayer-Monsanto merger and GMO poisoning, enforced vaccinations, chemtrails, intense weather modification – orchestrated floods and fires to evacuate people from their homes, dwindling privacy and invasion by nanotechnologies.
Saturn which is Capricorn’s ruler will form a conjunction to Pluto at 22 degrees on January 12, 2020. This aspect between Saturn and Pluto only occurs once every 33 to 38 years. During the end of 2020 (from September until December) the influence and aftermath of Mars Retrograde in Aries squaring the Saturn-Pluto conjunction may exacerbate conditions of social and political unrest and conflict. Since Mars is the planet associated with war, either an all out World War or specific massive attacks may be executed during this time.
Pluto in Capricorn has been bringing out the ultimate abuses of power that affect everyone. The Pluto Return of the USA is due in the year 2022 but the build-up to this began the moment Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008, and this build-up is only intensifying as it gets closer. These last degrees of Pluto in Capricorn are going to reveal every corruption, every infirmity, and every “sin” (including those sins perpetrated by leaders of religious institutions – i.e. the hundreds of Catholic priests exposed as pedophiles, the spreading of Sharia Law in Western nations, the failure of the church, mosque, or synagogue as refuge) as it sweeps the collective sea of consciousness. Those of us who live long enough to see Pluto’s transit through Aquarius are not going to recognize the world that we live in today, just a couple of decades from now.
The key to surviving and thriving during these difficult times is to size down on what is no longer beneficial or functional, to simplify life in general, to support small business and local farmers and to grow organic food if possible. Live each day as if it is the last, cherish those you love, and do the best you can in any given situation. Trust your heart, follow your intuition. There are many rare and precious gifts to be gained and given during this time of major turmoil on the planet, which is just part of a cycle that comes and goes.
Last but not least, it helps to know there is much more to life than what meets the physical eye. We are each more than this suit of flesh that we find ourselves in and it’s important to stay in tune with the essence of Self as the world around us seems to collapse.
As Pluto stations Direct, 12 degrees of Capricorn (began last night on the 24th), there is a sense of rising on the earth plane. There is a glimmer of light becoming visible at the end of a long, torturous tunnel that we have traveled through since June of 2012 when Pluto in Capricorn began a three-year square to Uranus in Aries, just preceding the Winter Solstice that ancients predicted to be the end of the world as we knew it.
Pluto is Retrograde for about about half of each year, bringing extra intensity to whatever sign and degrees being transited. Whenever Pluto stations Retrograde or Direct, you can bet that there will be intensity, especially when it squares a Retrograde Mercury in Libra. Hidden agendas become revealed, obsessions blow out of proportion, something or someone will hit the roof, or fall to pieces. Sometimes, some form of conflict will finally become resolved. The sensation of that stationary process can last for several days or weeks. Pluto’s post-retrograde shadow finally ends in January 2016.
Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 until 2023, placing a highlight on government, social structures, financial trade markets, global economy, and business commerce. We’ve all been going through a major upgrade with regard to our relationship to power, authority, and paternity, although it often appears and feels like a complete breakdown. The old must be destroyed before the new can shine through, and I don’t mean new world order. In actuality, our survival may ultimately depend upon us going back to basics and simplifying our overly complicated and chaotic lifestyles.
From April 16th of 2015 until September 24th, the planet of death and rebirth appeared to move backward, dredging up old contracts, unhealed wounds, and deep grievances to be reckoned with. Since January 2014, those of us with planets or angles between 12-15 degrees of any of the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn have been particularly affected by the transits involving Pluto and Uranus. This year there has been a catharsis and acceleration of several life changes based on a rooting out of outdated things, patterns, and beliefs, whether with ease or agony. Some of the issues that have been coming up relate to major life changes such as integrating a new career, divorce, relocation, or any series of deaths, both physical and emotional.
With Pluto hitting me from every side lately (& pretty much since birth) one of the things that has been coming up for me all month is a series of confirmations about things I have long felt about many different things, people and situations, some of them going way back into the past or my childhood. In retrospect, I was struggling so hard to try and rescue people and children when the power to do so was not in my hands. I became deathly ill at a young age, and went through a seven year nightmare that taught me how to integrate shadows and light, and to better trust in what we call the Higher Self.
Pluto relates to the depth of our souls and the accuracy of our intuition, particularly when there is something we are afraid to see. The beauty of listening to your intuition is that it will always lead you home, to the comfort and purity of your true self. It will always bring confirmation (but not always right away – sometimes you need to go out there on a limb, feeling completely vulnerable!). It will always steer you away from disaster and reveal solutions not available to you or others who are in a state of panic or shock. If panic is a personal problem, try to slow down the breath and see if that panic is truly your own or coming from a sense of what or who is sorely unwell in your environment.
It is devastating in some ways to see what has become of some of those people & children I tried to help. But this is where I need to surrender to the unfolding mysteries of life, and allow every person to go their own way, to learn their own lessons as I learned mine. It is equally amazing and heartening to see some of the souls I’ve witnessed come out of their dark tunnels victorious and fulfilled on many levels.
Everybody is psychic, everybody has intuition whether they are aware of it or not, whether they call it that or nothing at all. The quality of a person’s life is often determined by their ability to listen to the quiet, occasionally nagging voice within that says yes or no about each and every thing that arises. Don’t wait for somebody else, especially for Pluto to determine your destiny. Seize the day. Be yourself. Follow your bliss.
The year 2016 should offer some relief from recent strains. As alone as we may sometimes feel in our pain and suffering, we all have benefactors, and we all have access to divine grace. Chin up…we got this.
As I type this the Moon is in Capricorn having just conjoined Pluto, and I’m noticing how the topic of money, survival, and the concept of greed seem very intertwined in a paradigm shift that is currently taking place in the world. As much as I have an innate faith in the human race despite all odds, there are moments when like most of us, just find our state of affairs almost impossible to bear.
Greed, one of the so-called seven deadly sins, infects all of us at some point in our lives, whether we are the perpetrator or perpetrated ones, where the best or most goods have been stuffed away at the expense of another or others’ benefit and wellbeing. We don’t like to look at or talk about this, because it makes us itch, and is all too easy to point the finger at another than to honestly contemplate how greed may reside within us.
In order to transform greed we must first come to a better understanding of what it even means. The thing about this is, I don’t believe in what theorists call the “greed gene” and that greed is a necessarily a natural occurrence for us. Just like the seven deadly sins, greed is a result of a very deeply rooted fear – the fear of loss, being left out, and of not having enough. Greed causes one to steal for fear that if they do not they themselves may be robbed. It is completely irrational and insane. This is the way that our very government functions.
In understanding the origins of greed, we must also consider the impact that trauma has upon us and the habits that ensue from the holding pattern of an unreleased trauma. If one did experience a traumatic loss through famine, war, or some other disaster it should not be surprising if later in life that person subconsciously tried to compensate for an earlier period of shock and lack, when they felt they had no defense, no resources in order to support themselves in the face of opposition.
Right now we need to look at greed without fear and take a look at what it is doing to our planet. The Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on the 23rd of October will be like the bright open eye in the sky that illuminates many dark corners and shows us what we must let go of in order to have what we truly want. If we don’t use this opportunity wisely it may haunt us into the year 2015, with explosive results in an economic crash between the eclipses of March and September.
It is commonly said that there is a financial crisis every seven years, and our last major one was in 2008, with a record of over 3 million foreclosure filings. Supposedly, our negative financial information such as late or unpaid bills, foreclosures, and bankruptcies generally disappear from credit reports after seven years. Interestingly, the planet Saturn associated with limitations, tests, and delays also has a cycle of seven and a half years. Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler is the keeper and voracious eater of time, and in Scorpio where he currently transits, we are indeed pressured for time and all the resources we can muster until December 23rd. Please, let’s not spend all of our money on Christmas presents that we’ll be in debt over for the next seven years of our lives.
Banks say that they will only lend to people with good credit but those are just the same people they lent to before, seven years later (the number Seven is relevant to the current Time frame we are operating from). Not only do banks make money out of thin air – a topic that anyone who can read can research on the internet these days, but we can no longer afford to place our faith in a monetary system that leaves us high and dry any more than an atheist can give his or her heart to Jesus.
Not that I’m a fan, but Austrailian philsopher and skeptic David Stove said, in obvious criticism, “If Darwin’s theory of evolution is true, no species can ever escape from the process of natural selection.” We need and are indeed being presented with new, upgraded theories to permeate our Collective Mind. Greed need not be factored in if we realize that we’re all in this together, and that each person does make a difference and contributes to the whole.
Here’s a bit of Libran insight since we’re in its sign and the Aries/Libra axis of Full Moons until September of 2015: If we don’t want to see the massive “bubble” form in commodities that result in economic collapse, we have to stop supporting the greed-driven companies and their products that we share co-dependent relationships with. We have to go cold turkey in some cases on what we’re used to. That sounds terrifying to some people because how else would we survive? My answer would be by getting back to basics. Thanksgiving, coming right up, is one of the most sickening money-maker holidays of the USA to date, reminding Native Americans of the greed of white men who destroyed their villages. Just as in religious crusades, people should not be so sinful as to announce such deeds in the name of God, but more accurately, in the name of greed.
What makes more money than almost anything else in the world? War. Yes it does “take” money – our money, to make money, and war is a perfect example of the nightmare carousel that perpetuates disease, destruction and the desire for more, round and round on our planet with seemingly no end. These are just a few tidbits to mull over at anyone’s convenience, for whatever they’re worth, or not as the case may be.
We are not ready to stop using money, because it is still the most widely accepted means for our survival as a species. However, we can begin to shift our values toward what makes life truly meaningful, and raise our vibrational frequencies in the process so that we more easily attract everything that we need and want. For those who find it impossible to envision a life without money, inspiration may be found in this documentary about Heidemarie in Germany:
If we want to enjoy warm festivities with a clear conscious this year and in the future we actually have to use our sense of reasoning, creativity and intuition combined. We must’nt let fear, money or greed be the guiding light in deciding what to make, buy, or share.
Perhaps our new strategies and choices will seem strange to family and friends, and we may feel a temporary sense of alienation and shame. Many great ideas are scoffed at initially, and later come to be respected. Sooner or later, more of humanity will join the dance for true freedom and self expression for all.