Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fish Gotta Swim

Like schools of fish the crowd follows the latest scandal, bombing or disaster, pointing fingers in high excitement, saying, "It's not our guy," while s-he tries to dance around the truth and not get caught. The question that emerges in my mind is, "What's wrong with society that people created this web of crime as government?" That's what Pluto is investigating. Not "who and what" so much as "how and why?" Those who hold the most power in Washington are corrupt and that realization is immensely helpful. Pluto seeks the source, the seed of germination.

The Planet of purge just got started. Like a miner with a headlamp, he goes down looking for decay in all systems -- cracks, rotting elements, toxic gasses, microbes, attitudes and all forms of disease that undermine the health of the system. All systems -- governments, bridges, courts, schools, corporations, financial institutions, etc. The process of living vacillates between health and disease in a continuum. The Saturn in Virgo opposition to Uranus in Pisces also figures into this dynamic, as purity and immunity are studied in a search for efficient functioning. While people are waiting for the ax to fall, the bomb to drop, the elements of healing are there to be used at any moment.

The leaders now have gotten in position through tainted money: Pluto in Capricorn in USA 2nd house opposite Mercury(commerce) in the 8th. The South Node in the 2nd adds to the tale. Then there's Venus-Jupiter and excess materialism, Venus ruling the 10th house of executive power. It's everywhere. The Pluto return in the second aims to address the fundamental problem, and if there is a basic correctness in any of them, it will emerge. Meanwhile people can look to clean mountain streams and fresh lakes for new big fish to follow, if they'd like.
The incoming president took a step in the right direction by rejecting the money of lobbyists and taking the relatively clean cash of the general populace, but this a tiny step and much work remains to be done. First is the recognition that big money does not ultimately have all the power. Pluto in Capricorn is aware of that. Uranus in square and then trine is also aware.

There are many repeated configurations pointing to potential techniques. The Moon at 29 Scorpio in the inaugural chart looks frightfully interested in detection. Pluto in the 8th is searching in there too. The 26 Capricorn of the inaugural chart is conjunct natal USA Pluto and the president's Saturn. Mars is close by. The chart's ruler Venus conjunct Uranus opposite Saturn also points to awareness and restriction. Pluto is now square the USA Midheaven revealing the corruption once again. The Libra 10th with Saturn points to justice in these matters once the lessons are learned. The more challenging the tasks, the greater the rewards.

Jupiter soon transits Aquarius crossing the US South Node, forming a grand air trine with natal Saturn and Mars in Gemini, then on to the Moon. The North Node moves to Capricorn giving a boost to the ethical search. But most interesting is the Pluto opposition to Venus, the ruler of the 10th. Herein lies the opportunity to face the depth of corruption in our country, with a realistic, unsentimental look at them all. Each and every one.
Including ourselves. There's no magic wand, no savior, and no devil to wreak total havoc and destruction. There's a lot of reality to face. Waiting for the mighty to fall can be useless. They rise and fall all the time. The most significant part is the Plutonian confrontation with our own structures in our own lives. For example in my case ... I have Mars at 0 in Libra in the 6th. Pluto is there now headed for my MC and professional success. So that means that I must root out those relationships that are not in synchronization with my goals and build new ones in alignment with my destiny. Pretty simple. Where Pluto is in your own charts reveals the answer. Once people stop following the big fish blindly, clinging to every move hoping it will work out right -- once they get on their individual right tracks -- the government will follow. Exactly how it's designed.
People can peck and wait like obedient children, squealing with the daily tabloid drama or they can peck, mature, and get to work. It's the common denominator thing, as the country learns about money and values, the seed of her success. Shared resources. Pluto.


Blogger yeshe_choden said...

Can I peck and laugh?

It's the saving grace of this immediate shambles. I can't stop giggling.

10/12/08 8:29 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Pecking and laughing is recommended.

10/12/08 9:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

In fact, I think it's the only thing left. I got this e-mail from

It's been just over a month since Election Day, and we're getting ready to change America.

We can't do it alone, and we can't do it in a single day.

But thanks to supporters like you, change is coming.

Show your support for our ongoing movement with an Obama winter hat -- or share one as a holiday gift.

Make a donation of $25 and get an official Obama winter hat

I thought change had already come. Or is it coming soon? Are we ready? I get so confused. Maybe I won't change. Make it easy. I've already got too many winter hats.

10/12/08 10:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I know!

Change came and went. But it's coming back.

10/12/08 10:13 PM  
Blogger Fernmountain said...

What is up with the hat thing....I never did get my yard sign from donating to the campaign. I figure even if I sent them some money I doubt the hat would ever arrive.

When Pluto entered Sag I was a subscriber to American Astrology mag. They had wonderful articles on what the transit would mean for each sign in great detail. Very helpful. I am having difficulty finding that sort of thing on the web, any suggestions?

11/12/08 4:09 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Well, I was under the inmpression that the campaign was over. It is for me. We have a winner.

But hey! If he fixes the economy I'll buy a couple of hats.

Don't know Fern. I don't follow blogs. Something should show up, though. Someone always gets organized and we have 16 years to chat about it!

11/12/08 4:38 AM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...


A terrific writer (and one of the first astrology bloggers on that newfangled Intertubes back in the early 90s) is Robert Wilkinson at


11/12/08 9:04 AM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

When the economy is low, shop.

When disaster strikes, shop.

When your team wins, shop.

It's like, America, Dude.

11/12/08 9:06 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Exactly correct, yesh. They'll really love the next president if he doesn't interfere with that!

11/12/08 2:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hey, at least we're not as bad as the Egyptians who carried commodities into the afterlife. They didn't know what kind of shops would be there.

11/12/08 4:26 PM  

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