Saturday, December 08, 2007

Pluto in Capricorn

It's never a good idea to read too many forecasts, astrological or otherwise.

When learning the Tarot, I discovered that it's never wise to study too many books on the subject - it's best to find one with which one can resonate and stick with it, ignore the rest. The same applies to forecasts, but it is a real temptation, when feeling insecure, to investigate all available sources.

Take, for instance, the variety of views about what Pluto's imminent move into Capricorn might signify. Pluto is thought to have a transformative influence on "the collective". Its transit is slow, it takes Pluto 248 years to complete a circuit of the zodiac, its influence can be seen most clearly with hindsight. What astrologers predict for any given year or group of years is a range of possibilities. This is, in one way, comforting yet frustrating at the same time.

There appear to be at least two interpretations of how Pluto in Capricorn will work out for us, collectively. I think that in time both may prove correct. "In time" being the important words to keep in mind.

Inspecting a large oil painting up close, one sees nothing but wild brush strokes, a jumble of colours. Stand well back - very well back, and a clear picture emerges. Astrology in life is like that, I've discovered. Not many of us want to believe it though. We still want to see prompt results for planetary transits and major moves.

With regard to Pluto in Capricorn, I've come to the conclusion that both the theories/interpretations below, from astrologers Eric Francis and Eric Meyers will turn out to be correct....eventually.

Eric Francis :

"Pluto in Capricorn is, among other things, about massive changes to the structure of society. It is about the consolidation of corporate and government power to a degree that far exceeds anything we have seen so far."

Yes, we can see that coming, in the USA, even now, just before Pluto has reached its new abode in Capricorn. This scenario could continue, and intensify, for a variety of reasons, and would form stage one.

We're contemplating a period of some 12 to 14 years for this transit of Pluto and Eric Meyers' interpretation could well form a stage two, to commence when other outer planets have moved on into new positions:

"When Pluto moves to the earth sign of Capricorn, our structures and institutions are bound to face upheaval and drastic change that will reflect the shifting spiritual and moral processes that are currently occurring while Pluto is in Sagittarius.

Leagues of people will be challenged to release attachments to paradigms and structures they thought were stable and enduring. Changes in government, education systems, infrastructure, organized religions and the general sociological organization of society could endure needed face lifts in order for our collective evolution to take its next step."

All kinds of scenarios might bring about a swing from the corporate and government clamp down of stage one, to the kind of collective evolution described by Eric Meyers. It is not possible for anyone to foresee the details. What is certain, is that by the end of Pluto's journey through the sign of Capricorn the world will have changed, just as it has changed since Pluto moved from Scorpio to Sagittarius in 1996. My personal world is different, in every respect, from how it was in 1996. I may not be here to see Pluto move from Capricorn into Aquarius, but do hope to see some indication of how things are turning out before my final exit!

I like the late Maya del Mar's attitude - she said:

"We are, in fact, fortunate to live in such an intense period of tremendous challenges, and tremendous opportunities. This is our chance to create a new and better world."

So, in a way, I've proved my opening remark to be wrong, haven't I? Reading several forecasts has led to a theory which satisfies me. That's all one can ever ask of forecasts: to provide an acceptable theory.


anyjazz said...

Here are some quotes which seem to relate:

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past. - Edward Gibbon

History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of thought. - Etienne Gilson

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. - George Santayana (about Viet Nam)

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times. - Gustave Flaubert

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. - Kurt Vonnegut

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelou

History is the science of what never happens twice. - Paul Valery

One faces the future with one's past. - Pearl S. Buck

Twilight said...

Truly, truly, anyjazz !

Thanks for those.

Astrology teaches of cycles, that's why history is important in astrology. The trick is though, that each cycle is subtly different from the last, and we are challenged with new scenarios each time.

It stops life being boring don't it! ;-)