Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Executive Office

After the truth
For those of you star trakkers who think the Jupiter-Pluto days are soon to be over, I suggest some additional thought. The saga is only partly written.
Years ago my father, husband, sister, and I traveled to Mexico together and we wound up one night in a small beach front hotel, not a luxury one by any stretch of the imagination. The room was bare, there were no towels, the air conditioning was non-functional, and the light bulbs didn't work. In short, nothing worked. Everytime a request was made, the one member of the non-English speaking staff would reply, "Talk in office".
Well, that is just what brothers Jupiter and Pluto are about to do. They've met and are headed to a rather important meeting with Big Daddy in Capricorn. We'll leave Bigger Daddy, Uranus, out of it for the moment.
Jupiter enters Capricorn on Dec. 18 and Pluto follows on Jan. 26. The Pluto crossing has Venus conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn trine Saturn in Virgo. The Moon is just in Libra. The north node will exactly conjoin the USA Moon in Aquarius. Not a shabby beginning and quite a change in flavor from the wild Sagittarius years. They'd better get their suits cleaned and pressed.
The pair is scheduled to spend the year in Capricorn trine Saturn, Pluto dipping back into Sagittarius come summer and fall, and changes in the relationship are a probability. Saturn is associated with reality and Pluto goes to the source -- the spiritual germ plasm. The previous Jupiterian learning is ready to be consolidated and put to use, possibly quite soon. While Sagittarius inflates and fires up the proceedings, Capricorn constricts and cools down. Gravity replaces flight, and logic prevails over sensation. There are reasons that Jupiter and Pluto are still working things out, and several areas of experience could be affected. Capricorn seeks the real, maybe for no other reason than to make it useful.
Beliefs. The outrageous flinging of international viewpoints and acts in the name of God might no longer serve the purpose they did as what people really believe starts to replace the false posturing. Even logic could pop its head. Will it be practical to say that God made me blow up Mecca? Will fake tapes of lost prophets in the Badlands get the job done? People can use Pluto to get to their own core philosophies and make them viable through Capricorn's influence, finding it more beneficial to prove it to themselves instead of everyone else. Even astrologers might become less ego inflamed and more sensible when predicting the entire future of the universe.
Resources. The Plutonian issue of resources is bound to get some serious treatment. The conjunction governed the Nobel Prize ceremonies and the global warming experts who are meeting in Bali to start their work in earnest. "Sharing" has been the operative word so far. The fiery rhetoric of Jupiter can still be used to arouse enthusiasm, but the practical work seems imminent.
Inspiration and joy. After the last years of over-excitement, following this and that in mob hysteria, maybe the bones of personal joy will be revealed to be built upon and made useful with a genuine search for spiritual fulfillment, being honest with ourselves.
Ethics.
Who knows? Hard to fathom. I'm going to try.

At any rate, the map is changing and some people will too. The careful construction of Capricorn replaces the unrestrained expression of Sagittarius when it comes to all things Jupiterian. Naturally the corruption, power abuse, excessive control, and humiliations of Pluto-Capricorn will be part and parcel of the whole. But they have a purpose too. It is encouraging to note that the far-sighted town of Minneapolis has decided not to lock its protesters in cages during the Republican convention. Come to think of it, maybe they'd be safer there.

29 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

Insight comes slowly at times, not just in lightning flashes.

JM, you recently asked: "I'm curious, joe, how you think your experience of relationships has changed as a result of these Pluto 7th years."

It dawned on me over the last few days that I have slowly been letting go relationships that I have built over the last five or so years. These were community-based relationships, not so much 1:1 relationships. I have never been so outgoing and extroverted, relatively speaking, as I was with these groups.

One by one, the connections have frayed, mostly because they no longer serve me somehow. Now I am contemplating letting two more major community relationships fall away.

It used to concern me but now I think there's something larger at work here. Maybe my bout of community-wide extroversion is fading, to be replaced by a more one-on-one extroversion. This is going to take some more thought.

12/12/07 4:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You've nailed it joe. The 1:1 relationships are an integral part as the Capricorn transits square the Libra planets. The relationships should further your personal goals and I think this is the change, the turning point maybe being the encounter with your friend with cancer. One lesson is learning how to be the boss and have control in the associations. Learning how to reject, which it looks like you've just done. The authority figures now are only pointing the way for you to take over and take charge. People want it.

Mars is transiting your Cancer SN, which also squares your Libra planets, so the change could be letting go of connections that hold you back and keep you down. Exchanging childish need for adult maturity in all relationships.

You have an Aquarius MC, so collective involvement is destined. Trine all the 1:1 Libra.

One by one, the connections have frayed, mostly because they no longer serve me somehow.

So honest and wise. We're taught to be afraid of this truth. Not a good idea. Especially for a Saturn 1.

12/12/07 4:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Everything is beautifully orchestrated which is why some of the most painful times turn out to be the most beneficial in retrospect. You can easily step back and look at your whole chart as a synthesis and see the logic of the transits and how it all ties together over a lifetime.

You obviously have all kinds of experiences to assimilate around the 1:1. Pluto through the 7th did a lot, now the Pluto square the Libra. What's different now is that the 8th house factor brings your Scorpio Sun more into play. Power.

12/12/07 5:18 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Ahhhnd.....

Now that you mention it. Thank you very much joe. Guess who's got a Mars in Libra square Pluto at the moment? Why do I get the feeling that I'm speaking with myself?:-)
Well, that's the point. I exist too.

12/12/07 5:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Letting go is maybe the most important thing and the hardest to do. The things we bond with often protect us from the confrontation with our deepest selves, the same way society focuses on celebrities rather than the inner truth. Watching someone else's movement.

I think the 8th is a sort of purgatory where we are ready to meet the essence that is uniquely our own and to do so, we might need an untainted moment, thus the freedom from human bondage. It's done in layers as we descend.

I think this might be designed to ready the individual for the transpersonal, once again creating bonds but from a more knowledgeable stance.

12/12/07 5:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...

So. It takes many times around the wheel to get it, and since collective progress is dependent on every single person gaining this knowledge, it takes time, to say the least. But within this evolution, some can grasp it successfully, and the more they pay attention to their own evolution the more they advance the collective's.

We will never see it outside to any measurable degree. Major shifts and so on are fantasies. But the more we reach it within the more we perceive elements of possibility in the whole. It can look a little bit better.

12/12/07 5:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And finally.....

The astrological chart is a personal blueprint to aid this evolution. Not dependent on the past, other people, other teachings, history, collective movement, prophesies, etc. It's not a divining tool, it's not really spiritual, moralistic, or anything like that. Just a map of the psyche and its progress in one lifetime. Very practical. Very scientific. A roadmap.

Those with Scorpio and 8th house placements are particularly attuned to the evolutionary process, probably the reason for the difficulty in letting go. It's a crisis point. The 8th house. Crisis being point of change.

For every Scorp who changes, the collective changes in that tiny increment.

Back to the spiritual germ plasm of Scorpio once the other stuff is eliminated.

12/12/07 6:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

One more tiny thing.

Trying to predict the future of the earth and of the collective through astrology?
Can't be done. You'd have to have a chart of the earth's birth, and of the human race to do it with any degree of accuracy.

We're winging it.

12/12/07 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Exchanging childish need for adult maturity in all relationships.

This could be why I'm attracting all these older/elder individuals to me.

What's different now is that the 8th house factor brings your Scorpio Sun more into play. Power.

OMG, it fits. I have been grappling with the fact that I am not as experienced or worldly as I often appear to be. I hopscotched a lot of life milestones, way ahead of my peers who are only just now arriving at places I long since passed. So now it's a kind of retrograde for me, since I have to go back and re-do the things I skipped, intentionally or not.

12/12/07 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Those things I'm having to go back to take care of are things my age cohorts, in their turn, long since passed.

12/12/07 6:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This could be why I'm attracting all these older/elder individuals to me.

I think your respect for elders is genuine and smart, joe. It's not even the age but the wise mentor figure that Saturn represents. People talk about these things but you really do it. The Capricorn years are a chance for everyone to share this relationship dynamic. Some people are knowledgeable about certain things, others have their particular areas of expertise. I hope to see this exchange develop and it gives me pleasure to hear you talk about your respect. It's really your own self respect you're expressing.

12/12/07 10:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I have been grappling with the fact that I am not as experienced or worldly as I often appear to be. I hopscotched a lot of life milestones, way ahead of my peers who are only just now arriving at places I long since passed. So now it's a kind of retrograde for me, since I have to go back and re-do the things I skipped, intentionally or not.

This is an interesting statement. Appearance is a lot of it and you could be further along than you think.

It could be the Mars retrograde that has you feeling like going back and re-doing. It will be interesting to see what happens come May when Mars leaves, crossing your SN for good, with Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn. Maturity looks more and more appealing as time goes on, doesn't it?

The very first comment I read of yours, before any prejudice entered, revealed a graceful man with composure, and I couldn't tell exactly what age bracket you were in. A feeling of experience did precede you, although I can't quite say how. Some kind of saavy. Something about the timing and sparseness of comment. It stood out sharply. Still remember it.

It says to me that you have the skill to make people take notice of the things you say and the power ahead is related to that. Your ability to refrain from overstatement is your ace.

12/12/07 10:43 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

The very first comment I read of yours, before any prejudice entered, revealed a graceful man with composure, and I couldn't tell exactly what age bracket you were in. A feeling of experience did precede you, although I can't quite say how. Some kind of saavy. Something about the timing and sparseness of comment. It stood out sharply. Still remember it.

This is how i recall it too....on Astroworld.

Your ability to refrain from overstatement is your ace.

Exactly so.

13/12/07 8:47 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

I hopscotched a lot of life milestones, way ahead of my peers who are only just now arriving at places I long since passed. So now it's a kind of retrograde for me, since I have to go back and re-do the things I skipped, intentionally or not.

Something like this happened to me when I finally left the house after high school. I'd spent my late teenage years dealing with death. I never got to be a child during those years, so I "went back". I lived in a child like haze for several years, pursuing my own devices, my own fantasy, my child-dream until I became it. I blocked out Saturn as it were. Whenever I felt a pressure from him I could retort. "You've already taken far more than you were due, you WILL give me the reprieve I need." This worked. Like the delaying chess match with death in Bernini's "The Seventh Seal", I needed certain experiences that I hadn't had at the time they would have been most appropriate. At the same time, I knew I was in a sense moving backward in time. This affected everything, even my appearance, which became younger and younger until I was being mistaken for 16 at 20. Age lines on my face actually smoothed out, reversed. As I traveled backward in time, I became aware of many different conflicting aspects of "reality" and I dodged a number of bullets, sort of "matrix" like. The backward time travel worked and I caught up. I built the necessary stock of memories I knew I would need for the future. Then a few years later I snapped out of this, like stepping across a huge separating divide. This experience is hard to communicate, hope you can get a sense of what I mean.

13/12/07 10:02 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

During those years when I was time traveling, I also encountered a series of elders. I remember thinking "I'm nineteen years old and I have spent most of my last teenage year with a 47 year old vagabond". I absorbed so much information... that man was a real teacher for me in countless ways. Then one day he took off. All I got was a post card that said: "Won two hundred dollars in Vegas, lost it all in Reno. Living in a trailer out in the Redwoods". He was somewhere up in Northern California and I didn't see him again for almost 10 years when I went on a sort of whimsical search to see if I could find him.

13/12/07 10:10 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

The man's name was Silver Good, but he went by "Blake". He told me that when he was a kid he was always teased with "Hi Ho Silver" from the old Lone Ranger series so he started going by Blake. I don't know why, but his names still carry the sense of his magic with me.

13/12/07 10:20 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Do you ever have those moments where every hair is standing up on your head? Where you are complete electrically alive? When those moments hit me I can travel in time. I usually send the energy backwards and forwards thru time to times when I'll need it. I don't control the mechanism, but I know it works. Recently I was wondering why I wasn't feeling that transmission. I kept feeling this energy I was pushing away... too good to be true. I realized, this was the energy from one or more of those transmissions... I am always charging the future, the past, the present with the radiant energy of when I am across the threshold. The whole lifetime is filling with light from all temporal directions...

13/12/07 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

mpk, that's utterly fascinating!

Something about the timing and sparseness of comment. It stood out sharply. Still remember it.

Oh you two. :o) I don't recall much of anything I said back on Astroworld. Seems like a lifetime ago. Can you quote it for me?

13/12/07 11:37 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

There's a time when the whole lifetime has enough charge that it jumps state. Like electrons, they don't leave orbit until they hit a certain energy threshold. I don't know if it's a sudden shift collectively, but I feel this energy pouring in to history from all points in time. I think we can shine the light on all history like this, not just personal history, and that a lot of beings from all points in the time stream are actually doing this. I don't know what it ultimately means.

13/12/07 12:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

mpk, that's utterly fascinating!

I agree. The Jupiter-Pluto is culminating. Revelation and power.

I love the 7th seal and refer to it all the time both in word and thought.

I can feel the honest urge in humanity to communicate something deeper, higher, more than usually personal, and fuller than we almost always do? What thwarts us? And what inspiration opens the floodgates? What are we afraid of? And what aren't we afraid of?

The jump start turns into the stop. Even backtracks. I don't think it matters where we think we're going or who's going with us. It's a whirling whole. We ride.

Pluto is associated with dammed energy and its exponential power. Jupiter increases. It feels like a jump in electrons to me.

don't know what it ultimately means.

Is there an ultimate?

13/12/07 1:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Do you ever have those moments where every hair is standing up on your head? Where you are complete electrically alive?

I think the outer planets do this when we touch them personally. The boundary is crossed after Saturn but we have to be ready so as not to fly apart. Freedom is a powerful force. It's not a mistake that it's connected with bravery.

The idea of doing this collectively comes up often and now the earth is going into Uranian territory, ruling the synapses and electrical circuitry. The hair raising can begin. It'a all electrical charge. The instant energy tap and flow into other people, more than usual, is happening in blogland. The collective now knows it. The next couple of years will be very very interesting.

Pluto through Capricorn is preparing us for the full thing in Aquarius. The restraint will prepare us, mixed with the preparation of Uranus in Aries, speaking of jump starts. Are you ready? For the moment, the Saturn control will be mighty useful.

Won two hundred dollars in Vegas, lost it all in Reno.

This says it all. Jupiter-Pluto.

13/12/07 1:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think we go backward in time always alongside the forward progression. As the body ages and deteriorates the other dimensions get younger. Did you ever see an exercise class in a Senior Center? See them in the pool with the radio blasting?

The joy some old people feel, despite the wear, tear, and pain is unique to that time of life. I think it can only be this alternate time travel that is intrinsic to all progression.

13/12/07 2:00 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

I think we go backward in time always alongside the forward progression.

I want to feel the new and old coexisting within me continuously. I feel like if I bring them together in the present, then no point on the time line ever has to look back or forward but can exist fully in its present tense. Every moment along the line fully informed and present. At some point the entire process is complete and awareness extends fully into every present...

13/12/07 2:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I agree mpk. There's a full charge, AC-DC and beyond, when the circuitry is complete.

It's just a simple fact. If a person wants out of the present, is not satisfied, then the future will be the same.

But maybe a certain amount of discomfort propels us forward. I just tell myself, "It is what it is". The idyllic world we long for is already present but has to be taken with the hell and all its insecurities, And what's really wrong with that?

I'm going to Reno.

13/12/07 2:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The present is where we are physically, but we incarnated to know this. It's like a home. Some people live free and homeless, others build, build, build, adding rooms, tearing down kitchens, buying another house, but ending up with the same dissatisfied feeling. I wonder how much construction and destruction are optimum in trying to change the present. How much has to be moved?

13/12/07 2:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My experience living with an alcoholic revealed much about this to me.

He was virtually homeless and penniless, but a talented genius. No worldly ambition. He inhabited an alternate dimension and I wondered why people flocked to him. Couldn't get enough of whatever it was.

I'm thinking now it was the present factor. No TVs, no movies, no waiting in boredom, whenever he was there. People were riveted to the moment and fully present. Life's drama was real. And the unexpected ruled.

He was the only one who could keep up with it. The others had to go back to unsparked reality, but they always returned.

There's a land of zombies, I think, that lures the populace, but the live act is concurrent.

13/12/07 2:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Television opened up zombie-land and the people needed to get away from life. Now the screen has transformed into the cyberfire where their fingers have come to life. They are dancing. All of the collective digits. At least one body part is moving now after the years of paralysis. I hope television drama goes out with the Piscean Age.

13/12/07 2:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh you two. :o) I don't recall much of anything I said back on Astroworld. Seems like a lifetime ago. Can you quote it for me?

In the midst of all the repetetive hysterical verbiage came a concise and refreshing comment with an altogether different feel to it. You told us about the Celtic dawn and sunset, the in-between, which has stayed with me forever. The manners you possess were a stand-out. Along with the poetic feeling of the comment, and as I said, the perfection of word usuage.

I've given this a lot of thought. I was wondering about your Saturn and your shyness. How much courage it took to jump in. Or maybe it wasn't that hard. I still ache with the reaction that slammed you so and I thought, "Where am I? This is insane." Missing entirely the rhythm and beauty of your words. Really insane. Disconnected.

But you continued and here we are. I figure it was just another lesson in your Saturn 1 saga, Your power lesson and all. In fact, you mentioned that in a later comment.

Just keep talking is all I can say.

13/12/07 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Just keep talking is all I can say.

I promise I will. :o)

13/12/07 4:06 PM  

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