Saturday, December 1, 2007

Pluto is entering Capricorn.

Barred Spiral Milky Way
Pluto is entering Capricorn. So recently designated a dwarf, Pluto will have this odd new reputation tested as it ingresses the sign associated with government, big corporate interests, big science and the structure of society itself. These changes will invariably affect the structure of our personal lives, and we will have the opportunity to not only adapt but create something new.

The Pluto ingress to Capricorn occurs in late January. We might call it a system check on a grand scale; Capricorn is the sign of "the system" and all the planets aligning there, most significantly Pluto, will represent the check. The last time we had a slow-mover in the neighborhood was when Chiron arrived in the exciting winter of 2001-2002. If you are planning a calm, quiet winter, I suggest you run a hot bath right now; you may not have time by next week.

Before Pluto reaches Capricorn, however, its effect is being magnified by an alignment with the Galactic Core and Jupiter (exact Dec. 11), bringing a dozen or so years of Pluto in Sagittarius to a climax. We are now in the Spiral Door -- the alignment of Pluto with the core of our spiral galaxy, where we find the cosmic vulva sometimes referenced in modern versions of Mayan creation lore. Through this door is the 'other world', the portal to the other side, depicted as a birth canal through which human life emerged. That other side is the supposed home of the gods and the demons, and it would appear to be a metaphor for the human subconscious. This is the gestation place of our fears and our ideas, which are then born through the dark slit at the center of the galaxy.

This birth canal will be seeing a lot of action the next few weeks and months, as planets one by one align there, with Pluto as the focal point. Remember that this zone of the zodiac, where Sagittarius meets Capricorn close to the center of the galaxy, is the part of the sky associated with the 2012 phenomenon. This involves two distinct issues; one, an alignment between the position of the winter solstice Sun with the dark line down the center of the galaxy; and two, the day the Mayan calendar's 13th baktun ends on Dec. 21, 2012 (completing a 5,125 year cycle).

In essence, 2012 is a time, but it's also a place, and that place (where Sagittarius meets Capricorn) is experiencing an unusual alignment of powerful planets right now and through the winter. The essence of where Sagittarius meets Capricorn is where holding a clear vision (Sagittarius) meets the initiative and resources to build that vision into something real (Capricorn). It may also represent overcoming our deepest fears. This is the story of humanity -- rising above misgiving, responding to necessity, and going from an idea to reality; materializing that which exists in concept to something that can serve our quest for creativity, survival and the improvement of our lives.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this heads up. It seems from this piece that we are at the top of the roller coaster.
Chris in Sedona