An Uneasy Opportunity
Pan is associated with Capricorn and while Pluto is in transit, the problems of societal guilt and shame are due to be addressed. The first major encounter was the controversy over Rick Warren and I think it's important enough to be studied in depth. This man represents one of the most sordid pits in human nature, and while inclusion, understanding, and forgiveness personally are good, and all people have redeeming characteristics, it doesn't remove the fundamental problem which is far beyond the man himself. It can't be quickly wrapped in cover and forgotten, epsecially when Pluto and Saturn are just beginning their work.
There are uncountable trillions of people in history, murdered as a result of some authority proclaiming that certain groups were subhuman or aberrant and did not deserve to live. Unfathomable numbers have been persecuted and kept from society's rights. In a country where one group was legally considered three-fifths a human, I think the nation should tread carefully around this subject. The accumulated guilt about the accusations and subsequent actions eventually surface. Denial of the current behaviors makes it worse.
It's not the man that concerns me. It's the adulation and adoption of his philosophy that get closer to the naked facts along with the failure to recognize that we all harbor similar feelings to an extent. It's the justifications and rationalizations and the rush to clothe the revelations in false finery and ceremony. I can only hope that the truth will be faced in increments in this sensually terrorized culture.
My question is, "Where is the source and what can be done?" I don't want to be a part of a group that does this to other people blindly, following the orders of unhealthy leaders seeking control and money. I know the dangers of obedience to power and how few resist. You can see it now as gradually the group joins together and swallows it meekly. There are parties to organize. Important Bibles to fondle. Back down beneath the surface it gathers strength for the next eruption.
So Pluto in Capricorn with its search for ethics, morality, and proper judgement opposite Venus -- sexuality, taboos, and lust in general -- are combining to teach. What can people of conscience do? So many techniques have been tried and here we are again. How can we live side by side with such a man and his followers while diminishing the influence of these destructive attitudes, continuing on our own paths? Maybe the new togetherness will work, maybe not. It's deeper than talk. Maybe repeated exposures will do the trick with the benefit of time and cosmic help. The most important thing is that society takes responsibility for its morality and ethics, and doesn't condone these abuses, but speaks up truthfully while offering ways to rehabilitate those trapped in their own pained psyches. With Pluto exposing these habits, the opportunity to come up with something effective is here as well. It's the start, but that's the perfect time to embrace awareness and not shy away from taking steps with appropriate firmness.