An Unusual Christmas Treasure
I've noticed a different vibration this year, and although money is tight, and dire predictions circulate, there's been a sort of odd "oh well" optimism in the air. Not a delirious dance of jubilation with gift wrapping crackling madly, ribbons flying like UFOs, but some kind of recognition of something or other as yet unnamed.
"Joy to the world" is a curious concept.
I think it has a lot to do with transiting Jupiter conjunct USA Pluto today on his way out the door into the land of air and cloud. Jupiter-Pluto, purveyor of joy when at its best. A deeply earthy moment and I think some resignation concerning wealth and what it means.
Jupiter (inflation) joined with Pluto (riches) is associated with big money, great fortunes, expansive, sometimes excessive growth and speculation, generosity, and real wealth, if one is lucky enough to make that discovery. That's the key. What and where is this abundance? Are we really headed for depression, poverty, and despair, or is poverty relative? Well it might be if you end up losing the house and living with relatives.
Anyway, as Jupiter crossed Capricorn all year, there was major upheaval in the stock markets, a blown-up and scattered economy, and the usual heists by the plutocracy taken to astronomical proportions. I think the populace is still stunned by the disappearance of trillions, deficits they don't understand, and bottom lines bottoming to Middle Earth.
But did it really disappear? Was it really real? Where is the wealth located these days? Whose is it? Judging from the mood this holiday, a good portion of it is in Pluto's emotional treasure chest. Venus joining Neptune shortly says that maybe some of these friendships we keep nurturing around here are the stuff of paradise. Do riches ever disappear? Not when Jupiter meets Pluto.
As the cosmic giant departs with his gaseous self, leaving Pluto behind, with his dense, unpredictable, dwarfed little body, slowly twirling in compact Capricorn, some grand education looks to be in store. Speaking of stores ... empty shelves? Big Box mega-monsters devouring one another? Depends on which shelves. And how deep we're willing to travel for genuine satisfaction. And how much we're willing to share.