Thursday, January 24, 2008
Pluto's Entrance Into Capricorn and Sagittarius Last Hurrah
As cold storms slam the entire state of California bringing snow, sleet and thundershowers and visions of global cooling, we are less then 24 hours away from Pluto's entrance into Capricorn. Knowing that there is only synchronicity and no accidents, on the planet Jupiter (ruler of Sagittarius) - Towering storms more than 100 kilometres tall have been caught punching up through Jupiter's cloud deck for the first time. The last time Pluto changed signs was 1-17-1994 when the Clinton-Crime era was in full force and the capitalistic economy was thriving now in 2008 with the end of Bush we may have another Clinton. This time Hillary, a Scorpio ruled by Pluto and Mars which symbolize massive debt. As we enter this new 14 year transit of Pluto, we will soon understand if we are to be doomed by not understanding history.
From a world perspective Pluto begins this new journey on January 25th @ 9:38 PM ET and January 26th @ 2:38 AM UT.
Saturn-Virgo sits at the top of the chart (below) in Virgo demanding practicality, prudence and respect for the feminine (Virgin).
Pluto also joins Venus and Jupiter in the sign of the goat intercepted in the 2nd house of values-currency-banking speaking of the major transformation that will occur to our entire monetary system marking this time period. The Euro begin on Jan. 1, 1999 with Pluto in Sagittarius, Sun-Venus in Capricorn and the nodes @ 22 Leo-Aqaurius. We may see the advent or announcement of a new currency the Amero now that the moons nodes of destiny have shifted into Aquarius-Leo reaching 22 degrees in the middle of May 2008. Don't hold your breath since we are entering an era of tight monetary control and manipulation like we have never seen.
Pluto represents the cosmic principle of transformation, the dramatic shift from symbolical death to rebirth...For some this shift is now palpable the beginnings and endings of the phases in life will mirror destruction and re-creation. Pluto also signifies an obsessive, intense and manipulative personality that could be highly dangerous when unchecked in Capricorn. Since Tuesday's Full Moon brought the real possibility of financial collapse to the entire world, multiple events seem to be heralding the death of the past cycle of Pluto-Sagittarius cycle.
We are leaving the domain of Jupiter's expansive, faith oriented, generous rule as summed up by William Blake (Sagittarius) "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” into Saturn's more contractive, accountable, organized much more structured filled with an earthy endurance. Your and vitality gives way to aging and wisdom. The Capricorn years will bring advancements in the science of life extension.
Sagittarius is a male sign that seeks knowledge-truth, higher education and relates to religion and ethics (or lack of therein) while Capricorn is female, determined, dictatorial, secretive relates to banking, systems, executives, government and many other structured institutions.
Notable Events Marking the Transition
Heath Andrew Ledger-Tragic Loss of Youth Ledger(born April 4, 1979) is pronounced dead on the Jan. 22, 2008 @ 3:26 PM - the word Ledger means "An accounting book of final entry where transactions are listed ." Saturn ruler of Capricorn deals with being accountable - a sacrifice?. Heath who had courageous Sun in youthful Aries and also had a stellium of Piscean planets (victim-escapism-drugs) including S Node and Ceres (letting go as in overdose) transited closely by Uranus (the shocker). Also his natal Saturn-Venus opposition (love problems) was Opposed by Saturn (ruller of the New Plutonic Era0 and Mars his ruling planet @ 27 Pisces (Why are they still selling Ambian/Stilnox inspite of the harmful side effects?) with Mercury @ 26 and Vesta @ 24 all TSQ Mars Rx Gemini and a destructive Venus-Pluto conjunction. I will reveal that this consumate artist had was undergoing an unusual transit of the asteroid Hygeia (Greek Goddess of Health) transiting his progressed Venus- love affair ending along with a shocking unexpectedly deadly transit from Uranus-Pallas to his progressed Hygeia. In another post I will offer a tribute to his life and untimely death.
Rogue trader costs SocGen €5bn or in USD $7.14 billion
In typical Sagittarian risk taking fashion as the Venus (currency)Pluto (destruction) conjunction @ 29* perfected another major scandal hit the financial wires. Expect to hear more and more finanancial news of meltdowns - but this one was over the top. The lone rogue trader,Jerome Kerviel, only 31 years old is being blamed for the biggest fraud in investment banking history. In typical Capricornian reputation, Société Générale is known as a pillar of French finance. Kerviel (birth unknown) is now a member of the Wall Street’s Rogues Gallery. populated by others of rather low morale fiber.
Bush and White House issued 935 false statements after 9/11 to get US in war.
Despite the spin that the corporate media in the US is giving to this report blaming it on George Soros propaganda, this is a major revelation of truths about corrupt administration. The Centre for Public Integrity, which issued the report concluded the statements “were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses”. Yes the Sagittarian archetype is about expanding belief systems without careful analysis where skimming the surface is the rule and finding meaning beyond facts and pertinent information. Now that this era is ending perhaps the American people with a Sagittarius rising chart (Sibley-July 4, 1776 @ 5:10 PM LMT) will understand the horrors of 4,000 soldiers and one million Iraq civilians killed now that Pluto enters realistic Capricorn?
Thousands Flood Across Border From Gaza to Egypt
This mass migration of citizens of the Gaza Strip relates well with the Pluto in Sagittarius mass migration and dramatic exodus of millions in the last 14 years. Yet in this case there was a survival motivation (Capricorn-Cancer axis) all about obtaining medicine, fuel and other vital supplies that have been in short supply in Gaza since the Israeli blockade and unconconsionable act of cutting power on 1-20-08 (during Mars Opposition to Venus-Pluto). Palestine (autonomy chart set for May 4, 1994) with 9 Leo rising and security conscious fixed signs at the angles all threatened by the Aquarian Stellium of planets in the 7th house of foreign relations, treaties and/or disputes. Note that Palestine was born during a Neptune-Uranus in Capricorn which is all about tearing down walls and barriers. Palestinian crowds cheered as Hamas militants used a bulldozer to flatten sections of the chain and concrete fence. When all the Cardinal Planets line up in a TSQ by 2010 the Israeli-Palestine conflict will have dissolved.
Dennis Kucinich To Drop Out of Presidential Race
Dennis (born Oct. 8, 1946) who is probably the most honest, ethical and only real anti-war candidate in the race for president has progressed Sun-Mars-Vesta all in Sagittarius. In fact his progressed Moon @ 23 Gemini is opposing his progressed Mars both transited by the current Mars Gemini Retrograde causing him to cut his losses. Kucinich's Saturn @ 13 Leo almost exactly sextile N. Node reflects a tremendous determination to set the record about how we were lied to by criminals. He will jump-start his impeachment drive; this time he promised to introduce articles of impeachment against President Bush rather than Vice President Cheney. His impeachment actions may help bring to an end a period of political scandals where truth was sought but rarely found.
I have already talked about the political implications of Pluto's entrance (how leaders will be deposed) and the liklihood of earthquakes on a bigger scale but I haven't mentioned the social changes. We are entering the first few years of trends that require us to think like Capricorns and honor the earth and reality in all it's most dense forms. As Liz Greene calls Saturn "the membrane which separates the personal unconscious from the collective unconscious". The ringed planet brings it's influence to bear directly in our daily lives and the structures that define our world our careers and public persona.
Thing like a Capricorn and act like a Virgo. To temper this highly materialistic energy we must combine the gift of health and service that the world servers per Virgo's representation especially with the current transit of Saturn in the sign of Virgo.
The Mayan Day Sign (long count) for January 25th an 26th are 6 Lamat (Rabbit-Star) 7 Muluc (Water). The Rabbit is about pure luck and fertility or having a green thumb (good to cultivate) and Muluc with imagination and tremendous psychic abilities. As the Lord of the Underworld, Pluto is naturally Chthonic dark, primitive and mysterious and connected to more carnal, gods like Set, Pan Bacchus, and Dionysus we will expect society to revel in bringing all that cosmic energy deep within our bodies for what can be an era of enlightment not a restricted, prison planet if we choose.
More to follow in my next installment about this earth shaking ingress as the white placid mountain goat pictured above begins to reconstruct our basic resources like food, water and building materials. To be continued...
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 7:42 PM