Monday, December 31, 2007

The World Moves On

A magnificent planetary alignment is occurring beginning 2008. The death of Benazir Bhutto was so magically in synchronization, I'm once again astounded that I'm lucky enough to have astrological knowledge to use as I navigate through this uncertain life.
Mars is at 29 Gemini, the exact degree of her Sun .... brother and sisterhood of the world. Then there's the recognition of human commonality indicated by the North Node at 29 Aquarius. And rounding out this amazing trio, is the family of man with all its ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious variations being highlighted by Pluto in the final 29th degree of Sagittarius.
Quite a spectacular line-up.

I'm not concerned with the daily violence, war, hatred, and injustice. Everybody else can cover that. What I'm interested in is the underlying evolution, and the positions of the planets these days are especially noteworthy.
The subject of boundaries is being prepared and put on the table. With Pluto through Scorpio the question was asked, "Is it worth it to have sexual intercourse if it means death?" In Sagittarius, "Is it worth it to kill people because of thoughts?" And now as Pluto enters Capricorn comes the new question, "Is it worth it to die defending an artificial boundary?"

Pakistani independence occurred on August 14th, 1947 at midnight, and Indian independence occurred on August 15th, 1947 at midnight. Partition and independence occurred technically for both India and Pakistan at midnight on the 15th, but the transfer of power ceremonies had already occurred in Pakistan. Pakistan does take the 14th at midnight as the official moment of independence. Interestingly, the exact position of the borders, including the placement of some cities, such as Lahore, was not known to most people on the subcontinent when they woke up on the 16th, which is part of the reason that such mass chaos erupted. People in Lahore literally did not know what country they were in.
Comment by Daisy at Astrodynamics

Does that not say it all? The recent Neptune transits, most notably Saturn in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius, left most everyone wondering as demarcations were dissolved and chaos abounded. As you can see in the partition chart, Neptune in opposition has just transited the Leo stellium, including Saturn with a recent Saturn return. Pakistan is in the vanguard of the next phase. Bhutto with her South Node in Leo was the pin that got loose. Her 29 Gemini Sun describes the sibling connections people want universally, and the North Node in Aquarius is a tool for cooperation.
Another sign of boundary lessons are the new smoking laws. France, unbelievably, just joined the "pack". The rules mark clear lines previously crossed by smoke (Neptune), but there is broader significance. The usual violence can be expected as humans try to understand where they are and how far they can go, and awareness of the reasons is something I like to develop. Violence and gentleness are always trading places.
The Gemini-Sagittarius opposition, Mars-Pluto, also squares the 29 Pisces of the Iraq War chart. As hard as it is to face, it was necessary to bring to light the archaic tribal conflicts that have been thwarting humanity's progress. The United States was a pawn. When the law clears the smoke, people will see, and eventually new boundaries can be drawn in many areas of experience.
From my perspective the most monumental event of the Pluto in Sagittarius transit was the great tsunami, the day after Christmas, 2004. Everything else that happened these last 12 years was not out of the ordinary. People talk about cataclysms being the only way people truly awaken, and the tsunami was one of these rare events, trumping human violence, and pulling the human race together for a brief moment. 200,000 people perished, the earth's axis shifted permanently, and time was altered a tiny fraction. The astrology of that event? The Moon was 28 Gemini, where Mars is now with Bhutto's Sun. The ascendant of the earthquake chart was 21 Capricorn, and here is a very interesting future connection. When Saturn conjoins Pluto in Capricorn in 2020 it will be at 22 Capricorn. When it becomes exact, the Sun will also be at 22. Later in the year Jupiter joins Pluto, not surprisingly at 22 Capricorn. When it becomes exact Mars will be, guess where. Right. 22 Capricorn. Was this the cataclysm that did the job? It's usually hard to tell with evolution but I feel slightly altered myself in this new time frame.

I've heard a lot of talk about the white man's supremacy in the world. Could it be that an evolutionary weakness has caused him to fight so hard for dominance and that this will ultimately fail?

I am of the view that the real battle ahead for mankind is the dominance of the Northern hemisphere over the Southern that's been going on since the birth of modern civilization in the region where geographic conditions favored survival the most. Perhaps the earth changes ahead are in the process of equalizing the imbalance and the "equator" will become just that. Just a theory.

In the meantime, have a glorious New Year celebration, even if you do disagree with the arbitrary calendar.


Anonymous -pd- said...

Can't believe I'm the first to post today!
This is brilliant. That's all I can say at the moment, other than my thanks for all the great insights and instruction found here in 2007.
Best wishes.

31/12/07 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

She scores again!

With Pluto through Scorpio the question was asked, "Is it worth it to have sexual intercourse if it means death?" In Sagittarius, "Is it worth it to kill people because of thoughts?" And now as Pluto enters Capricorn comes the new question, "Is it worth it to die defending an artificial boundary?"

My conscious memory with respect to these questions--in this lifetime, anyway--extends to the beginning of that Pluto in Scorpio question. Mine was the first (or second, depending on whom you ask) generation to come of age in the time of AIDS.

Then I watched and learned as religious fervor became feverish and delirious to the point of madness of killing others over abortion, gays, guns and God. My own faith journey faltered and faded to the point of not knowing exactly what I am.

Now I think Pluto in Cap will eventually include not just the dissolution of artificial boundaries, but in turn, an awareness of being a citizen or dweller of Planet Earth.

31/12/07 10:51 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Pd, you angel. Thank you from the far reaches of my heart. I would love to know what your insights are so feel free to comment anytime. You are an excellent astrologer, one of my favorite things in life. A rarity. There's so much to cover and thankfully, just enough time.

Absolutely wonderful to see you!

31/12/07 1:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Now I think Pluto in Cap will eventually include not just the dissolution of artificial boundaries, but in turn, an awareness of being a citizen or dweller of Planet Earth.

Joe this is so beautifully stated. I completely agree. I was thinking about you today and I believe you have the gift of insight even more than you know. That's why you understand astrology so well. You got it from the start, so far beyond the so called experts. It's innate. The Taurus trine to the Capricorn planets describes what you are saying. Along with all the Uranian changes in humanity. This doesn't change the daily angst if that's what people are interested in, but some of us will be moving ahead. Now is the time to start. I mention the future only as a vague reference.:-) Anything can happen, but it all depends on what we do now.

I do believe this transit to your Jupiter is going to be amazing. It goes back once more to your first comment. I have more to say on this a little later in terms of my Pluto transit to Jupiter which is when all of this came about.

The whole thing is not that complicated so if you use your greater sense you can be a great astrologer immediately. Every tiny piece of knowledge opens up rings and rings of insight. You know that. You have that kind of rare consciousness.

It promises to be a good year.

I'm so glad you're here, joe.

31/12/07 1:23 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Brilliant has already been used but i think it is the right word and we can't overuse it. Brilliant JM

Quite agree -pd- when you name appear i am always eager to read what you have to say. I echo jm and hope to see you more often.

It is a wonderful group of folk who hang out in these parts if the raging universe, so glad i found it.

Pluto in Scorpio, i lost several friends and a brother -in- law to aids. In my own life i lived through 8 miscarriages. I think of that time as facing death through love. Everytime it felt like i would suffocate the solution seemed to be: open the heart up more.

31/12/07 1:56 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Let me say this about astrology. It's an amazing tool, but you have to put 2 and 2 together. Most people take it apart and stop at that. A million little details. you have to put it back together. The synthesis gives you the answers and not that much picking apart is necessary, especially after the basics are learned.

Take the Mars-Pluto opposition occurring now for example. What's routinely predicted is "Violence and war. Pain. Personal upsets and power struggles."

Of course there will be war. There always is. But why? What is it leading to? What are the real conflicts? How are they connected to past and future? And what else is happening concerning Marsian and Plutonian pure vital energy? Astrology well done can answer these questions.

The same can be applied to every individual life and you can begin to see how you are the architect of your own destiny.

31/12/07 3:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Pluto is important because of the mass evolutionary factor. It might be the place where what happens personally is in synch with others in a way that can be perceived. It connects us in an emotional way.

It might be time for me to do some brain study in connection with Pluto. It also could be where the primitive and the evolutionary meet.

31/12/07 3:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I see the evolution right now. I've never seen anything like this before. So many people involved together experiencing the passage of Pluto from Sagittarius to Capricorn. There's a lot to look forward to.

31/12/07 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Elena said...


31/12/07 8:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Happy new Year to you Elena!!!

Did you kiss anybody?????

1/1/08 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moon enters Scorpio, a very happy new year beginning indeed!

I've been feeling utterly explosive... as witnessed by evidence in my blog hahaha...

Purrfect :)

I see Pluto is becoming predominant in your articles *me likes*

1/1/08 7:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hey kritusi! I decided to do a Pluto series to celebrate the entrance into Capricorn. Fun, huh???

1/1/08 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Elena said...

Errr...yeah, my roomate, after I woke her up to tell her 2008 has arrived;-)(it was a cheek kiss)
How was your new years party?

2/1/08 1:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Intense. Hard to describe. It was an all night debate with a woman who grew up in The Islamic world, a Jew, and I don't think she'll ever relax about religion and authority. Her father was authoritative. Could be a sign of the increasing change and the discomfort worldwide.

Most serious New Year's party I've attended. We also talked about art and our futures in the field. She has a gallery.

She's made a proposal to the justice department of the city to install a piece about Moses, Adam and Eve, and the Ten commandments. I'm ready to move beyond Moses, myself. He can stay but I'm going.

2/1/08 3:36 PM  
Anonymous The Ninth Immortal said...

Happy New Year, gentles,

And may the Kindly Ones thresh us lightly, and help us shed the burdens of our collective 'sin' to move into the future with greater wisdom.

Evolution? Mars-Pluto opposition?

Ha! Set your histories alight; burn with joy those dusty, ink-stained, wizened, fear-laden tomes of the past; turn to the dark with a warrior gaze.

And blaze, blaze, blaze, ye.

2/1/08 3:43 PM  
Anonymous The Ninth Immortal said...

PS. Forgot to mention, that we, in the Cypriot divided capital of Nicosia, saw in the New Year with fireworks.

A surreal affair, in truth, wherein if you looked out of one window, there were the feux d'artifices of the Turkish Cypriots, and if you looked 90 degrees out of another window, you saw the same fiery merriment of the Greek Cypriots.

As I say, totally surreal.

2/1/08 3:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Ninth, that is glorious. Thank you. Wow. I don't know how many languages you speak, but if the non-native ones are like this, I am thoroughly amazed.

Have a wonderful new year evolving and shedding the burden with the warrior's courage and ability to evolve.

This is inspiring.

2/1/08 3:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Ninth that is fascinating. More of the boundary thing. Unbelievable. But they were getting along! Great report from the newly Euroed netherland.

2/1/08 3:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

As I think... Mars, the warrior. Pluto, evolution. Could it be quickened with Mars's thrust and power? Pluto square Uranus in Aries. Pluto square USA retro Mars. And my Pluto square Mars right now. Nourishing thoughts.

2/1/08 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depending on what you consider fun... *dark grin*

2/1/08 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Jm et all...late as usual, ha! What a beautiful piece. Thank you.
I suspect many people will question how they climb to the top during Pluto/Cap. Is it worth killing other people in the quest for...? I can't even write the word, it's so ludicrous (in my own mind).

As for Bhutto, my fellow Sag friend said, "I can't believe they killed her. I'm so--OFFENDED!"
Perfect sentiment I thought-I was offended, too. Maybe this is a sign of Pluto's traverse.

Thank you for your thoughts on Mars/Pluto. I was born with this opposition, with Pluto in the same house as my NN. Violence makes me want to barf. There's how that plays out in my life (ha ha!)

3/1/08 7:21 AM  
Blogger jm said...

That's a healthy reaction, chris. Violence and barfing. And so many people keep absorbing the same stuff over and over. I think this is a clue to societal sickness. People can't seem to get to the source and stop it but they certainly can control the repeated gawking with the group escalation of sensation. I saw a violent scene in an old Jack the Ripper movie that was so disgusting I never forgot it and never saw another crime or horror movie. Stopped going to movies altogether in time.

I've always thought there was enough violence in reality to cover it. When I grew up we had worldwide violence only twice a day on the news and now it's 24 hours. Is there ever a saturation point?

I'm going to do more on the Pluto Mars aspect.

3/1/08 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very thought provoking article.In Chinese feng shui astrology the year 2004 started a new 60 year cycle where the South overtakes the West in power and energy.

3/1/08 7:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Anon, how fascinating. Thank you for this information. It adds to my knowledge that the perceptions of real happenings are in subtle realms, one of the things I love most about life.

3/1/08 9:31 PM  

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