Tuesday, July 14, 2015

DWARVES INTO DOVES - Pluto Flyby July 14, 2015

Tuesday morning, the close flyby of Pluto begins. About three hours into it, the 'vertex' (Vx) will be conjunct to Pluto. What is that, you may well ask ? It's a theoretical point in the chart, creating an axis, the same way the lunar nodes do. Some refer to it as the 'electric axis'. I never took much notice of it until last night, when, as it happened, it turned out the Sun was conjunct my own, natal Vx upon the moment of my curious inclination. That was confirmation enough. 

The simple explanation is that it is a place of major turning points.  It is either affected by planetary transits, or by people (think of people as planets) who may  embody characteristics of the house or sign it's situated in. Let's say your Vx is in the 8th house, Scorpio people might trigger major shifts in your life. But usually there has to be a transit going on at the same time, for the full effect.

So Vertex will be conjunct Pluto around 7:08 am PST/10:08 am EST. I'm curious to see what the images taken at that hour might reveal. 

High def image of Pluto's 'heart'

I'm of the re-instate Pluto as a planet camp, not sure why a handful of astronomers decided it needed to be called a 'dwarf planet'. Seems unnecessary - a planet is a planet. (And it's not politically correct, is it ?) 
However, as I've said since this whole thing started, dwarves in myth and fairy tale have chthonic powers and often have exclusive access to the great wealth therein, which they dish out only on certain conditions. They can be fearsome and/or helpful, depending how the hero or heroine responds towards them, so that is rather like Pluto. 

It's as if Pluto the dwarf is revealing it's treasures to us, briefly. I believe this will trigger a turning point within us as a collective (already has) - similar, but on a lesser scale to when we first saw pictures from the Moon - like seeing our own buried, inner wealth for the first time. Of course it will only be a small percentage of the population that feels it, at first. Up until now, we have regarded Pluto with suspicion, like a criminal lurking in the shadows. Then Pluto flashed us a heart. And a whale. When planetary discoveries like this are made, it means previously hidden parts of our inner universe/consciousness are also coming to light.  Just loving these Pluto revelations. 

How is it that both Scorpio's planetary rulers are red  (Mars and Pluto) ? And that the most evolved form of Scorpio nature is the dove - universal love. 

Out of our gratitude for this emotional healing (albeit unconscious) there will be probably enough pressure to re-instate Pluto. 

Yes, treasures are unburied on a daily basis these days - what with Pluto transiting Capricorn, house of Earth and bones - but this more like a God or angel revealing itself, and only for a short time. 

Pluto is number 9 in the planetary spheres, so it shares characteristics with the Hermit card of Tarot. Like the Hermit, Pluto leaves the solar system in it's elliptical orbit - a free radical, if you will - and later returns and re-enters, coming right inside Neptune's orbit, bring back...souls ?...energy, wisdom, etc, from the outer limits. People with a 9 life path are often  hermits, yet have many friends and a good social life. They just need to retreat about half the time. 9 is a lonely number, the number of human gestation, creation, completion and release. In a chart, the 9th house is the house of long distance travel and mental exploration (long distance inner travel). The higher octave of the Hermit (9) is the Moon (18). Interesting that the mission took 9 years.

It has always been my feeling - though I can't  explain it - that somehow Pluto and the Moon work together in the transporting of souls to and from the Earthly sphere.

At this time when Pluto has recently completed some heavy squares with Uranus, and everything is in upheaval and turmoil, the God of Death and transformation seems to be showing us some uncharacteristic compassion and saying "fear not."


Ice Mountains on Pluto

So they've now named the heart-shaped region after Pluto's discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh.
But let us not forget  where the sometimes used glyph for Pluto (PL) comes from - Percival Lowell, who started looking for the planet, 14 years before it was was discovered. 

More importantly, an 11 yr old girl named Venetia Burney who was responsible for naming it. I think they should have named the heart after her. (Same last name as the antiques dealer who brought us the famed Burney Relief and the Crystal Skull, tho not sure whether they were related).

From Wikipedia:
"On 14 March 1930, Falconer Madan read the story of the new planet's discovery in The Times, and mentioned it to his granddaughter Venetia. She suggested the name Pluto – the Roman God of the Underworld who was able to make himself invisible − and Falconer Madan forwarded the suggestion to astronomer Herbert Hall Turner, who cabled his American colleagues at Lowell Observatory. Clyde Tombaugh liked the proposal because it started with the initials of Percival Lowell who had predicted the existence of Planet X, which they thought was Pluto because it was coincidentally in that position in space. On 1 May 1930, the name Pluto was formally adopted for the new celestial body."

In hindsight, it looks like this whole Pluto mission was 'prophesied' in the conjunction of Pluto/Uranus in Virgo, in the mid 1960s. Indeed, the generation born then has just come of age (Uranus opposition,  during it's Pisces transit, and now Chiron return in opposite Pisces, ie, mid-life), while Pluto in Capricorn trines that conjunction.  And now,  the first detailed scientific/astronomical (Uranus) exploration of Pluto is underway. 

Pluto's Moon, Charon


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

President Sanders ? Bernie At A Glance

Virgo Bernie Sanders is sure to be favoured by the Pluto/Virgo generation, especially with his Saturn in earthy Taurus. He is running a 'grass-roots' campaign, how Earth signy is that ? Also, with Pluto in Leo, he's one of the Baby Boom crowd, the rock stars.

His ruling planets are Mercury and Mars. Definitely has smarts. Virgo is also co-ruled by Ceres (Demeter), the grain Goddess, so wonder how he'd handle McSanto, if he was elected president. Hilary Clinton was a lawyer for them, at one time.

Interestingly, he has no planets in signs proceeding Libra, so not surprising he wasn't that visible on the public radar until now, he was busy honing himself, first.

Mars and Venus are opposed in their own, cardinal houses of Aries and Libra, so that lone rebel wolf Mars energy has likely been balanced with Venusian charm and social skills. Or, if not, he may have relationship issues around Me vs We. He is good at starting things, a self-starter. Saturn in Taurus helps him stick to a plan (or get stuck), where his Aries Moon/Mars and Gemini Jupiter might otherwise get bored and fidgety. Mars in Aries likes to think and act independently, directly, passionately.

A man of the people, but also a man unto himself.

I have never heard him speak and read only a little about him (I plan to after writing this), except that I see he's kind of come out of the woodwork of Vermont and earned the trust of many people. As a Virgo with Jupiter in Gemini in good aspect to his Aries Moon, he probably has no trouble winning people over with his words when he is able to use gentle persuasion over demands. Jupiter in Gemini works well for the US political scene.

I notice in a lot of pics of him, he is speaking with his index finger pointing up, which is the Jupiter finger. Jupiter in communicative Gemini. Jiminy cricket.

Lilith in Taurus - sexually he is lusty, passionate, likes a woman who is a sensual, earthy Goddess or this is characteristic of his feminine side. A good placement for Lilith, the primal woman. Also said to indicate secrecy around finances.

He's a 5 lifepath, so quite stubborn and rebellious but also has magnetism. This lifepath ('constructive freedom') resonates with his Moon and Mars in Aries as well as Saturn in Taurus (the 'constructive part - possibly dad or grandparent instilled some good, old fashioned morals and/or work ethics, there).

Saturn Taurus/Uranus Gemini conjunction, one wants to constrict, the other wants to blow, so I imagine, along w the Aries Mars/Moon, Bernie has a short fuse or two when the pressure builds. Saturn is the limits of the known universe, of what is possible, and in Taurus can mean blocked energy or excessive caution. Uranus is the land beyond our limitations where anything is possible if you are crazy enough to try. In Gemini, it's air quality is amplified. Either he can make brilliant ideas tangible or will have trouble doing this because of Saturn being a stick in the mud. Virgo, too, is pragmatic, especially where money is concerned, but Aries says, throw caution to the wind. 

In tactical terms, Saturn/Uranus also brings to mind the issue of Israel and nuclear weapons, but also of environment and energy technology. Transits to these planets will will tell how the combined energy expresses itself.

Definitely ecologically and economically minded. Not likely a big spender and doesn't think the average citizen should be, either. He would invest in education, though and be concerned with the welfare of children/families. He reminds me of an old-time, family doctor. Lilith in Taurus as shadow can also be the antithesis of this - Lilith the baby-eating succubus.

North node and Neptune conjunct in Virgo means he is on a path of earthly service, driven by a soul urge to make practical his utopian, Piscean visions. For many lifetimes, he must have fought for his ideals and homeland with weapons, now he will do it with words and by other non-violent means, but fuelled by he same fire.

A few stars of note...

Never quite sure about these old, star interpretations, but with his Moon in Aries conjunct Mars, he would have a soul lineage of battle, and I tend to see stars as lights/signals from the distant past (which they literally are).

Mizar (conjunct Sun): Said to be unfortunate/Mars-like, connected with "fires and mass catastrophe." One of the mourning sisters of 7 stars of Ursa Major, which have war associations. Perhaps if he becomes president he might end up having some kind of unwanted legacy around war or fires (or this is past karma). He might also piss off the war-mongerers and of course bankers, who could make things difficult in retaliation for his wanting to 'break up the banks'.

Pleiades (conjunct Saturn) - also said to be unfortunate, causing accidents, blindness. Ok, again, old interpretations. Bernie wears glasses, not sure if he's had any accidents. The Pleiades also signify 'homosexuality and feminine power', which were not considered 'fortunate', back when. Perhaps he will face some harsh opposition, as a champion of rights for women and gay folk. It's possible his sometimes fixed vision might create 'blind spots'. Likely he would appoint plenty of women to his office.

Acamar (conjunct Mars) - "Success in public office", a fortunate, Jupiter type star.


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