Cancer and the Pluto Exit
Cancer-Sagittarius. The Family of Man.A magnificent full moon shone on me last night next to Mars. My god in heaven it was beautiful. It's not happenstance, I don't think, that the Sagittarius-Cancer lunation opposed Jupiter at the end of the Pluto transit, and that Mars in Cancer is seeing Pluto out.
I'm all Cancer-Sagittarius even to the point of having a Sun-Moon inconjunct 3* apart. I know it well.
The family of man. Cancer equals family and Sagittarius is the foreign world. When these two combine a feeling of intimacy with most everyone is the result. Safe and secure in the universe. I've traveled all over the planet and everywhere I've gone I've felt at home. I adopt the dress and customs, eat the food, drink the water, and settle in. I feel a natural familiarity and I'm accepted by the natives in every nation.
It seems that the seeds of this cross-pollination are sprouting, and I get the feeling that in the next 248 years, some breakdown in tribal barrier might occur, begun awhile ago when global travel and exchange started developing to the extent they've arrived at now.
Emotion and God. It was irritating but the religious extremism of the Pluto transit brought to light the underlying emotional need for spiritual expression in humans. Sagittarius with Cancer has a natural intimacy with the deity and I think people realize the need for that now. You might think all of this would turn people against religion but I doubt that will be the final result. I tend to think a re-connection is in the works based on personal feeling. In a curious back street way, the divisions have actually united the world spiritually. Cancer-Sagittarius is the epitome of spiritual comfort.
Enthusiasm. Cancer and Sagittarius combine to lift the spirits from the visceral level in a continous bubbling extrusion. I think I emerged from the womb with poms-poms in hand ready to jump, shout and cheer. I had to wait until I was a high school freshman to literally get on the field, though. None too soon.
Faith. Cancer is instinct and Sagittarius is the omnipotent. The two combine to create trust that is not manufactured and not reasoned with, but simply felt. Through these years, after the conflict in the cradle (Cancer) of civilization, people expressed terror and fear of worldwide war and suffering. Now as the transit is ending, the Iraq War is winding down on its own, WWIII has disappeared from the horizon, and underneath the terror, some faith in universal workings has developed. The needed revolution in the Islamic world has been set in motion and all the religions recognize the need to modernize and nurture in keeping with current times. I feel a calm in the air with the knowledge that things do, in fact, work themselves out. Pure Sagittarius.
It will take a few years to sort it out, but when Pluto finally makes its last retrograde and goes direct fully into Capricorn in 2009, Mars again is in Cancer. Of course the daily agonies always continue as usual within the larger framework, but then again, it's a matter of philosophy. Because I am so Cancer-Sagittarian I believe there is a larger wheel leading humanity in progressive evolution. Something somewhere is good.