Thursday, April 26, 2007

Beyond Pluto

Astrology is changing dramatically.
Even in the 40 years I've been in the practice, I've seen noticeable movement.

Early man didn't understand the universe, and he turned to prediction to try and control his fear and confusion. As he slowly gained knowledge, he had less need to find control, so astrology broadened into other areas of usage, until modern times, where it is becoming a tool for understanding the self.
I don't think it's coincidence that the dwarf planet Pluto is in the galactic center of our Milky Way with the discovery of life in outer space. It's as though a slot has opened and we are being beamed in and contacted, in the expansive, friendly, seeking sign of Sagittarius, who wants to know what it's all about and who's there. The battle between Jupiter (Sagittarius) and Pluto goes a long way back. And now they are meeting each other. Big pow wow. A great moment, as the lord of the earth and the lord of the underworld come together. Brothers forever.
This is the first time humankind has encountered the conditions in space for life as we know it on earth. It's not a politician, a Hollywood type movie star, nor a popular singer that's contacting us, so people have brushed it off, preferring the daily boxing match in the sports arena and the bloodbath in the desert. The scientific community has not done so, however.
Nor have I.

What is most fascinating is what Pluto has done in this last moment in Sagittarius for 248 years. He has diminished his power by relinquishing his status as a planet. Pluto used to stand at Death's door guarding the end of our solar system. No wonder we were afraid. But as he has stepped down, the door just opened to reveal more life. No surprise that Pluto should drop this tidbit of information just before he leaves the galactic core in his new position.
What's also interesting is the Aries-Scorpio new-full Moons right now. Aries is exploration and new frontiers, and Scorpio is ruled by Pluto. More impetus in this first time event. Added to that, is the conjunction of the Aries planet, Mars, with Uranus (insight, science, knowledge, and the unexpected) in Pisces (the universe) exactly when the information was revealed. This tells us something about the Uranus in Aries coming up soon and what it might bring in terms of innovation and discovery. We've probably seen next to nothing yet.
I have always been convinced that the change in status of Pluto was significant. My view is that fear will gradually diminish as we step beyond this lord of Death to recognize the infinite nature of life. We weren't ready until now. Of course, it will take time for many astrologers to catch up and realize that Pluto is not exactly all about extreme pain and destruction, and death something to be avoided at all costs. He's still spooky, of course, but I wouldn't want to take that away from him. Nope. Part of his charm.

14 Comments:

Anonymous meristem said...

This is beautiful and you are visionary. You must be very tall or either able to travel far because you get the BIG perpective on these patterns and shifts. You see from a distance that most people don't even conceive of and can see the grand, overarching patterns which most miss while keeping the little, short-lived (in the realtive scheme of things, which is eternity or something) issues in their place, things that get many into a frenzy.

I get it!

That is why I like you. That is why I come here.

That and the snacks and interludes are great.

Hope today is lovely for you!

27/4/07 5:29 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Meristem. Your comment. OMG. You are one in a million. Finally. I'm humbled, on top of the feeling I have about this great discovery.

It's true about seeing what others don't and all my life I've struggled with what to do. I still don't know what to do, but this is a big moment. Getting through just once makes it worth it. I know you get it.

It's the dragon. The original dragon used to say this..."If they would only listen to you."

So I never have known what to do with the vision. Of course, you understand this.

I am compelled to communicate it, and I'm not sure why since it never gets through. I even get pushed away, overlooked, and sometimes abused for what I see and try to say. I feel like I speak but my tongue isn't there and silence comes out. They continue to follow the wrong people, the wrong things. I watch them going down destructive paths and I want to tell them, but I gradually came to hold it in, seeing the futility. They talk about useless things almost exclusively and it's always seemed so disjointed to me. Not connected to life and what's really going on. I never see things like others, truly, but I've tried to fit in, to no avail. I know again, you understand. I also know they are only trying to find and express themselves in a world that pushes people down so easily.

So this is wonderful. I think I must continue no matter what. This solo crusade I've always been on. I've retreated in the past not being able to help the damaged situation, but I think it's best that I stop doing that and put it out anyway. The Aries NN(mine) and the article I just wrote brought this home to me. I'm overwhelmed but it's time to forge ahead.

Thank you. Thank you so much, meristem.

27/4/07 2:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

the things that get many into a frenzy.

This is so right. The frenzy. The shortlived inconsequential. It's the part I struggle with, getting caught in the whirlpool, that gets reinforced by the group panic or false excitement. It's up to me to walk through undisturbed, but I'm still working on it. Any ideas? You have so much confidence. Maybe the dragon came to deliver some to me. I recognized him immediately.

27/4/07 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I share some of these feelings you describe, jm. During the frenzy (good word, Meristem!) immediately after 9/11, I learned to keep quiet about my doubts, skepticism and criticisms, b/c no one wanted to hear it. I was Cassandra, attacked and silenced many times --online and in real life--so I learned not to say anything. The recent reawakening of skepticism and critical thinking is encouraging, though!

We here are aware of the power of myths. I wonder what else Cassandra has to teach us in these days.

27/4/07 3:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes. Cassandra.
I know you share this critical perspective, joe, and part of the Saturn in the 1st and Aries NN is to feel perfectly OK with our singularity, positive and negative. Approval isn't worth it, since it's often not genuine.

I think with the Aries-Scorpio lunation I feel especially inclined to get at substance and cohesion, and cut some of the crap, most of all my own. Talking in tongues, trying to look smart, get with the group, all the convoluted nonsense. Sometimes, I desire something else..:-). But, unfortunately (or fortunately), I still like company. And have faith in people.
You're right. Intelligent analysis is encouraging. Could it really be?

27/4/07 3:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And speaking of myth.

According to one version of the story, Cassandra received the power to foretell the future from the god Apollo. Apparently, Apollo instructed the mortal woman and taught her about the art of prophecy because he had an ulterior motive - the god wished to win her affections. Cassandra accepted Apollo as a teacher, but not as a lover. Naturally, the god was insulted by this refusal. So he punished Cassandra. Apollo caused the gift that he gave Cassandra to be twisted, making everyone who heard her true and accurate foretellings of future events believe that they were instead hearing lies.

Saturn-Neptune. All this astro-prophecy. Where is the source? This has some interesting things to say about relationship too. Ego and knowledge. Rejection and punishment. Truth and murder.

27/4/07 4:00 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

You are visionary, JM (takes one to know one). And if your experience has been like mine, it wasn't until very recently that I realized this. I just felt frustrated with the blank stares or confused looks I got when I shared perceptions I thought were obvious. They were obvious to me and my sense of otherness all these years is because I had been perceiving very differently from most other people. Didn't know. I know that we all have our very own individual sense of reality and use different filters but the ones the visionaries have are rare.
That's why we should be burned at the stake. And I'm not even a burned-at-the-stake level visionary....
Anyway, thanks to having recently dated a strict scientist/rationalist (the sex was good-excuse my frankness)and the arguments ensuing from my poopooing his need for proof before belief always (and his poopooing of my telekinesis experience as a child),
I realized I needed to let go of my rigidity towards strict science minded people. It became clear to me that we are all necessary in the big organism (you are probably saying "duh", but I was so rah-rah-rah for magic all my life that I became closed-minded around it).
I imagine a huge cell shaped organism and the visionaries are along the outer border and see past the membrane into the "out there" wanting to propel movement forward. The scientists are the next group behind, finding a way to quantify, translate and make concrete what the visionaries ingest and then digest it for the masses so that the whole organism can move forward thru the energy of the status quo, who make up the bulk of the organism and make it go by force.
? ? ?

Blah blah blah....
What I mean to say is, I hear ya girlfriend!

But you and your perception are necessary. You have to describe what you see so that there is a map of this flat world that is really round. You have a difficult calling. And dang! you sure have some Aries solo warrior stuff going on, dontcha? I had no idea.....No wonder you knew how to guide me into my Aries Amazon awareness......
But you are not alone. Maybe just right now? Don't you think that things usually feel this way before a big (and usually positive) change occurs?

I think you are a strong and beautiful soul and I know I don't even know the half of it.....

27/4/07 5:38 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

so much to say
but my fingers can't handle the flood!

27/4/07 5:40 PM  
Anonymous meristem said...

yes, Cassandra. My friend has people come to her for readings and often get mad at her when she channels for them their very own stuff which they are requesting. Apollo, I shake my fist at you!

27/4/07 5:59 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hell's Bells!

I imagine a huge cell shaped organism and the visionaries are along the outer border and see past the membrane into the "out there" wanting to propel movement forward.

Great image. Past the membrane. So intersting about the scientists being the next level. And you're right about the visionaries; they need to see without interruption so they have to be at the outer edge.

then digest it for the masses so that the whole organism can move forward thru the energy of the status quo, who make up the bulk of the organism and make it go by force.

Well put. So accurate about the status quo and its purpose. I never saw it this way. It's really a stabilizer and moves when it's ready. The visionary has to leave it behind. Excellent thought to carry forward with. They're OK where they are for now. I do like this idea.

But you and your perception are necessary. You have to describe what you see so that there is a map of this flat world that is really round.

This is brilliant. I hadn't thought of this either. A redo of the original limited perception. I know it's right. Each time we evolve, we then stall before the next level is attained. Back to flat over and over.

You have a difficult calling. And dang! you sure have some Aries solo warrior stuff going on, dontcha?

My god, I can barely put it into a container. Aries rising with the NN in the 1st. This is why I've always gotten along with Moon in Aries. They have the spirit to the maximum. In feeling. And force. It's been quite a life, trying to subdue this, but we just had a New moon in Aries, so...kabooooommmm!!!!!!!!

Don't you think that things usually feel this way before a big (and usually positive) change occurs?

Yes. But this type of change and experience are ongoing. Even if the change isn't big, the prelude feels like it is. The potential and motivation of Aries are always primed, and one of the challenges is finding the outlet. As an Aries, I feel like I'm going beyond the rim with every experience.

Burned at the stake describes it. Along with facing the firing squad. Take your pick.

And Virgos are famous for liking and being skilled in the art of sex.

27/4/07 11:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It is a joy, meristem, to share this energy.

This Apollo fellow. You're right. Just because he was a great musician and prophet doesn't mean that EVERY woman must fall at his feet! The nerve.

28/4/07 2:30 AM  
Anonymous meristem said...

Aries rising and NN in the 1st?!
Isn't that the oroborous?

28/4/07 6:10 AM  
Anonymous meristem said...

I'll be back later--have a splendid Saturday! And you as well, Joe!
And everyone!

28/4/07 6:11 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Oroborous!!! What a thought! Great for this splendid saturday.
Off, over, and out for now!

28/4/07 2:00 PM  

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