Sunday, September 30, 2007

Exploring

Most of my wandering in the desert I've done alone. Not so much from choice as from necessity ~ I generally prefer to go places where no one else wants to go.
Edward Abbey

This reminds me of Aries, the solo adventurer. The ruler, Mars, is now in Cancer, the sign of safety and belonging. The fear of separating from the pack can be more daunting than the events awaiting in the outside world when one considers moving away to pursue an individual destiny. As Mars transits Cancer the lure of discovery conflicts with the urge to bond with the clan and stay with the familiar. But some unusual circumstances are accompanying this already uncommon transit.
At the end of the passage, Pluto will be in Capricorn. Jupiter too. And here's something really interesting. Two years from now when Mars enters Cancer again, Pluto will be at the same 0 degree for the last time, as the north node of the moon enters Capricorn at 29.
This nudges me to conclude that a journey out of a maternal cave could be ahead in some instances. This winter into spring would be the preparation. Quite possibly, people will feel the urge to get their houses in order, both literally and figuratively, in preparation for the upcoming exploration that Mars desires. The houses with Cancer and Capricorn in the individual charts hold clues as people discover ways to build a solid base of emotional security, ripen in the cool, and emerge next spring ready to face the world, and in two years time, markedly further on the way to their material destinies.
Photo: Ted Delker

28 Comments:

Blogger Neith said...

dang, jm, when you're on, you're on!! this is a great post and made the hair on the back of my neck up . . . Pluto's journey into Capricorn and the zero degree point & 29 degree point being emphasized is going to have impact, no doubt about it! :-)

30/9/07 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I'm already feeling this Martian drive. I've been cleaning out the garage, and will start on the basement next.

30/9/07 11:42 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I think so, neith, on the impact. Having these blogs and tuning in on a daily basis has brought much to light. The Cancer-Capricorn repeat is all over the place, and I know by the end of the Mars retro, things will be altered, although at varying degrees.

It will be fascinating in your case with the Cancer intercept in your 8th. Tying in with the Gemini 7th. Aries 5th. Mars-Merc in the 12th, too, trine. Speaking up from the gut?
I don't know whether or not your mother inhibited expression, but it's common with Saturn in Leo. Your wider audience has come with Saturn heading to the top, Uranus releasing from the bottom. The opposition should be interesting too.

The Martian drive has ME even doing things around the house. That's pretty potent.:-)

The overall seems to be preparation for the Uranus in Aries square Capricorn years which leave less time for emotional dilemmas, so now would be the time to clear them up. Get past emotional roadblocks.

It's one thing to have Pluto in Cap, but there is so much added emphasis, with Jupiter, the NN, and finally the Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto conjunction in 2020. It could be surprisng how much achievement is ahead. Our baby Cancer days will be long gone.

30/9/07 1:00 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I would like to mention one thing that just popped in.

I've talked before about George Bush, with his Sun-Saturn in Cancer tying in with all of this. When the Towers came down the NN was in Cancer, SN in Capricorn.

And what was the Cancer president doing? Reading "My Pet Goat" to children. Makes one wonder, does it not?
Pluto in Cap return is quite an event for A 4 planet Cancer country.

30/9/07 1:54 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

It will be fascinating in your case with the Cancer intercept in your 8th. Tying in with the Gemini 7th. Aries 5th. Mars-Merc in the 12th, too, trine. Speaking up from the gut?
I don't know whether or not your mother inhibited expression, but it's common with Saturn in Leo. Your wider audience has come with Saturn heading to the top, Uranus releasing from the bottom. The opposition should be interesting too.


All right on . . . I completely agree we will all be in a different space when this particular Mars Rx is over. This one has a strong 8th House theme for me but a flowing one.

And yes, both my dad & I are expressing ourselves more these days. :-)

It's one thing to have Pluto in Cap, but there is so much added emphasis, with Jupiter, the NN, and finally the Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto conjunction in 2020. It could be surprising how much achievement is ahead. Our baby Cancer days will be long gone.

This is so true . . . exactly how this unfolds is not so important as knowing the changes will be profound and will cause this country to finally mature.

30/9/07 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

And what was the Cancer president doing? Reading "My Pet Goat" to children.

OMG, jm, what a subtle clue you caught! I am all the more impressed. I love subtle synchronicities like that. It hints that there is indeed Order in the Cosmos.

30/9/07 6:21 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And yes, both my dad & I are expressing ourselves more these days

Incredible neith. So glad you reported this. I've been thinking about my mother and this transit will be significant. In many ways, I have more freedom since she's been gone, and this is interesting.

exactly how this unfolds is not so important

So wise and so right.

I've been thinking differently about the country lately, thinking I should go back to my nonpolitical ways, but then again, maybe not. If I could keep reading the signs like the Pet Goat I'd push right along!

It hints that there is indeed Order in the Cosmos.

Heheh. Indeed. I have another one for you in the next post.

30/9/07 8:14 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

JM this is brilliant.
I too love the Pet Goat as symbol, what a portent.

The 0 degree and 29th as bridging moments sure seem to be bearing out all those conversations on the bridge earlier this year.

30/9/07 8:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG, tseka, it seems to be setting into a beautiful jellied concoction of knowledge. Especially with your insight the other day about the backward motion of the 29.

I'm very enthused. I do enjoy the musings about patterns, but without real connections I lose interest. We've arrived.

If you look closely at the transit you'll see how gorgeous it is. Mars will retrograde back into Gemini when Pluto is at 29 Sag. So we'll have 0 and 29 there. Them Mars will turn direct and catch Pluto at the 0 point. Mars At 29 Cancer, will also find Pluto at 0. As if that weren't enough, Jupiter will be at 29 Sag in December, on to 0 Cap exactly when the NN goes from 0 to 29 Aquarius.

We are onto something quite nice. I'm wondering now with all these exact bridges, if the crossing is a little more than usual. I do love this connecting thread to all our earlier conversations. We knew none of this consciously then. Very exciting.

30/9/07 8:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Even today on this beginning of the transit, it's been like a homecoming. I feel the connection among all of us coming to fruition. There was a larger purpose behind our meetings. Lots ahead. Revelation.

I've been standing still here in my tiny spot in the universe, but I'm still part of the whole:-)

Today I feel something different.

30/9/07 8:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Keep in mind that all this Cancer action will be on the USA Cancer planets. Mars turns retrograde at 12, the USA Sun, your Uranus, and my IC.

This is why I've been paying so much attention to this transit. It's too orchestrated to be insignificant.

30/9/07 8:56 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

It's too orchestrated to be insignificant.

agree.

I am also wondering what Mars retrograde with all the US connections will teach us about our US Mars which just went retrograde in libra.

30/9/07 9:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Great question. I think the Irangame could be part of the answer.

The country is war weary. The thing I'm watching is to see if the real next president emerges during the retro on a somewhat antiwar platform.

There's the strangest split I've ever seen going on now, with the country so much against the war, and the government talking about another one. Something's gotta give.

1/10/07 2:33 AM  
Blogger jm said...

The day Pluto goes from 29 to 0 Cap...the Moon will be in Libra.
The day Mars turn retro in Cancer, Moon in Capricorn.

Maybe this will be a taste of the whole Pluto in Cap opposite Cancer square Libra configuration. The opposition starts immediately since we have early Cancer planets. Right in the middle comes the square to the 14 Libra opposite the 13 Sun. Then on to the progressed Mars in Libra. War and peace.

1/10/07 2:35 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I think the Mars retrograde progression will point out a lot.
The Middle East is different. People who live in hotbeds of conflict desire that experience, and they know how to do it.

People who live in the United States are there in a somewhat isolated position for reasons of desire too.. Borders are heated places. Friction. In America, there's water and expansion on two sides. Not too invasive and bellicose. There are reasons, as well, why the place is never attacked. Not inviting.

So I would guess as a result of the Pluto transit across the ascendant, the US will re-acquaint herself with herself and see some things logically. Saturn in Libra helps, as retrograde Mars slowly progresses there.

The country struggles with image, with Neptune near the MC. That's clear in the show she puts on. The Heroic Soldier Rescuing the Planet" was one of her best, but that's fading now and she'll have to find another one. This Pluto transit could have been the deciding factor in putting that one to rest.
Now with Pluto crossing the 1st quadrant there's lots of attention drawn back to the self, possibly an urge for a slightly real self. And we're easing out of Neptunian times a bit, too, but not before Saturn comes to visit the USA Neptune in Virgo and tightens up the image. The very loose screws.

1/10/07 3:18 AM  
Blogger NEOBuckeye said...

So I would guess as a result of the Pluto transit across the ascendant, the US will re-acquaint herself with herself and see some things logically. Saturn in Libra helps, as retrograde Mars slowly progresses there.

Progressed Mars Rx can only be a good thing for the US at this point, I think. We've played world policeman for far too long, at the expense of our infrastructure and the well-being of the citizenry. All the money allocated to the Pentagon far exceeds the military budgets for Russia and China combined. They aren't half the threat to us so much as our bloated military-industrial complex has come to pretend. I say give the UN more direct say in these issues.

And what was the Cancer president doing? Reading "My Pet Goat" to children. Makes one wonder, does it not?
Pluto in Cap return is quite an event for A 4 planet Cancer country.


I never even thought about that, jm. Nice!

1/10/07 3:39 AM  
Blogger jm said...

They aren't half the threat to us so much as our bloated military-industrial complex has come to pretend. I say give the UN more direct say in these issues.

Good way of saying it neo. It might be close to the point that something like this has to be done. The unreality of it all pointed out by the Iraq war at 29 Pisces. I think some of it is getting through.

I had a disturbibg discussion with a Russian woman who lived in a Muslim province. We have no grasp of what's going on there.

Cancer is tibal belonging. Mars, war, so maybe something will come to light this winter.

1/10/07 2:39 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Some thoughts on Zero point
which contains all....
Although physicists tend to ignore the other boundary, there is also a boundary found in our future. In moving away from Alpha the expanding universe follows a gradient of decreasing density, mass, and energy, toward the boundary of absolute zero, the bottom end of physics, which I call Omega. Alpha and Omega are both ultimate boundaries beyond which no other possibilities exist.

learning to see the timeless multiverse
Zero of course is simply balance, and balance is a powerful kind of order. We humans are having a hard time accepting the simple fact that the primordial void of science and eastern philosophy, the classic idea of nothingness, creation itself, cannot be found in the past. The void, the primordial state, the source of all being, exists plainly in the future.

1/10/07 8:21 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

David Bohm metaphysician, physicist
"…one could say that through the human being, the universe is making a mirror to observe itself."

Bohm ( and i hope i don't mangle this too badly) did a lot of experiments on telepathy etc as related to physics. He felt that foreshadowing was enabled by a sharing of patterns. As we have spoken of before there seems to be a synastry and synchronicity between events and a person who shares similar planetary patterns. *I share many points to the 9/11 even and dreamed it before it happened. My son has points to the Iraq war chart and he was dreaming it before it occurred as examples.

All of these Zero and 29 points suggest that those with planets will be awakened to the consciousness of what will unfold and be a part of the unfolding. but Bohm says were are a part of the pattern of consciousness in the locality.

1/10/07 8:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

…one could say that through the human being, the universe is making a mirror to observe itself."

I do like physicists.

Bohm says were are a part of the pattern of consciousness in the
locality.


This is very very interesting and I agree. It's not happenstance, where we are situated and how we were situated at birth in terms of the charts and degrees. Probably every degree tells a story. I think this statement is particularly important in understanding individual paths. When we synchronize we're probably all finding guidance to our own roads. I mentioned 9/11 in terms of the Saturn-Pluto opposition in the USA and how we are particularly attuned to the energies, since the timing was so exact. Pluto in Cap is a repeat of the Saturn-Pluto. So this could mean that Pluto in Cap will be especially important for this country.

The 0 and 29 are the extremes so they would be more noticeable perhaps. There is a lot to this. I discovered something today about WWI and I will be posting as soon as I get my thoughts in order.

Where does 29 end and 0 begin? this is why I like the discussion of the nodal backward movement.

there is also a boundary found in our future.

Lots to think about. I'm not sure about this nothingness, at least as far as perception goes. Can we, in fact, perceive it? I don't think the void exists only in the future. I think it's outside of time, so it's here now. All a matter of brain waves.

How can the void be connected to boundary. Don't we create the boundaries to position ourselves withing the void? Or around the void?

I would like to know the reasoning behind the creation of a past and future. Maybe to justify our births and deaths. Our finite existences.

1/10/07 9:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Then the age-old question. If zero has a label, it must be something. Nothing is something right?

I have Mars at 0 Libra, so I'm in this one. Am I nowhere? Seems like it.

1/10/07 9:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Now that we've established this thought process, created the puzzle, solutions might come. I was thinking that 29 to zero is the end and beginning so it could be like a synapse. A moment without past and future, the closest we get to the void. I'm entranced by the thought of the exact crossing in between 29 and 0. It could be infinity. Where is the boundary?

We can track the 29 Pluto just ahead and see if anything would like to be revealed to us sincere and deep thinkers.

1/10/07 9:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

At birth we start at zero and immediately move in time. Where is the exact zero point? Zero years old. I'm intrigued.

2/10/07 2:36 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

I'm back from jury duty. :-) Good for another six years.

"...dreamed it before it happened."

Wow, you, too? Shortly before the event, I had a dream about the Twin Towers dying (I dreamed I was in an art gallery examining a drawing of them), and I had premonitions. The day before the event, my best friend exclaimed how much he loved the skyline. I could feel that something was going to happen; I warned him that the skyline was going to change. We were looking at it in the late afternoon, driving on the other side of the river. I'm glad we got one last look. Afterwards, I dreamed about spirits leaving the planet: They were longtime traveling companions finally going back to nearly forgotten homes elsewhere, the dream said. The dream did not dwell on disaster -- instead it reassured the traveler and reminded her of the love that connects us still despite leavetaking.

I wonder if an astrologer has ever done a study of people who have premonitions of that event.

I had dreams presaging the Gulf War months in advance, but I don't recall any about invasion into Iraq. Perhaps I didn't need more.

I have two planets occupying the first degrees of signs. Venus on 9/11/2001 was transiting over the degree of my North Node, if that means anything.

3/10/07 10:27 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

You too?
I'm not surprised.

I was walking down long flights of stairs in the dark struggling for air. My presence in the dream was to ensure calm.

It was a strange two weeks waiting.
And the oddest thing is, when the twin towers event occurred I became an ocean of calm. My email was crammed with messages from people all over the planet whom i had perhaps only the briefest of conversation or perhaps none. People i did not know felt the need to contact me.

So for two weeks i was an unsleeping healer. My Vertex a point of fate conjuncts my moon at 18-19 Virgo. I also connect to the US Sun with my Uranus and to the USA asc with Mercury.

-The 29 degree Pisces birthday of Iraq war chart is my son's sun he connects with the USA chart as well.

Kadimiros - if you look at the site i posted upthread the physics of David Bohm and a few others is expanded my Gevin Giorbran. Bohm and Giorbran suggest that in this all connected universe those with similar patterns will have a "foreshadowing" of events that affect that particular pattern. (Also true for other energy patterns like homeopathy) Bohm did some research into telepathy at Cern that are very suggestive of how certain connections work to enfold and unfold information.

3/10/07 12:43 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

"It was a strange two weeks waiting. And the oddest thing is, when the twin towers event occurred I became an ocean of calm."

I think some people are meant to help hold the balance of energy on the planet. A minister told me that her young son started questioning the existence of the divine because of that event. I know that we help others to not lose sight of the larger dimensions in which we exist. I think that some people keep busy on other levels than are physical perceived as well.

Months prior to Desert Storm, long before hearing anything about it, I remember looking at the clear sky in my dreams and telling myself, "There's a 'storm' coming", and seeing imagery of military build-up and readiness in the Middle East. Later, dreamed about bombing as the Gulf War started. I told my classmates that the conflict would be a short one, although some of my classmates imagined that it would be years long. During that earlier conflict, I also saw a symbol that implied that the United States and a "red" country were exchanging colors -- or trading traits (energy patterns).

"Bohm and Giorbran suggest that in this all connected universe those with similar patterns will have a "foreshadowing" of events that affect that particular pattern. Bohm did some research into telepathy at Cern that are very suggestive of how certain connections work to enfold and unfold information."

Thank you, I will definitely look those items up. That's a very interesting idea. I greatly enjoyed a book of Bohm's dialogues with a group of people on mind, matter and meaning, but I was not aware that Bohm researched telepathy. :-)

3/10/07 3:16 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

Death is another birth, birth is another death. We're changing planes and completely disoriented so we become fragmented and have to rebuild into a new coherence. Maybe if we learn what it's like to cross over while we're here, while safeguarding the integrity of our minds so we don't lose the ability to keep focus here, we wouldn't experience this fragmentation? We don't want to be constantly flooded with information from the other modes of existence while we're here, but we could learn how to safely explore, get used the territory, and then when we are ready to die, we just cross over, with our consciousness guiding the transition. I don't think it gets easier to know the other modes of consciousness when we die if we don't do this. It's just more fragmentation. Then we constellate into another egoic projection. When we're dreaming the boundaries are so much more permeable, this must be similar to the fragmentation we experience when being born\dying when we aren't ready.

5/10/07 12:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

When we're dreaming the boundaries are so much more permeable, this must be similar to the fragmentation we experience when being born\dying when we aren't ready.

It's true. The ego goes into the dream state and fragments the experience, or at least upon awakening. So maybe it's the rentry point that is problematic.

I still feel that at the moment of death, all people are ready in some way, and the struggle with the passage is in the character of the individual and how they do things. Some people die alone, for example, and for others it's a social event.

I've been doing a little study of how thoughts enter every day when I wake up. The sensations are usually mixed. Fear and anticipation. I've been paying attention to the first thing that comes to consciousness. I'm sure its symbolic.

5/10/07 1:58 PM  

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