Jupiter and Pluto 2018

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Around the 26th/27th of December 2017, Jupiter (in Scorpio) moved within the influence of Pluto (in Capricorn) at 16’ and 18’ respectively and a tango of sorts began. They are engaging one another. They want the same or similar things; this means that with just a few upticks of applied effort, you can  participate in evolving these two life zones during 2018. If you know this upfront, you can observe and learn. You can strategize, direct, receive and integrate these (quite different) archetypes with an expectation of results in your concrete world. You can go forth and meet the universe, accept the invitation to dance and do your best to learn the steps. I can tell you that this – an open attitude – is the only requirement for at least some measure of success and usually the measure is a lot more than ‘some’.

Let’s start by running through a sample list of descriptors for the archetypes.

Jupiter: the beneficent king, one able to bestow blessings/good fortune, ruler of philosophy, religion, law , the expander of boundaries of the mind and physical reality, the broadcaster, the indulgent one, carefree, spontaneous. Jupiter symbolizes confidence, faith and courage in the face of the unknown.
He’s transiting Scorpio, the land below land, the underworld. Here there be pirates, rats and manipulators and here there be hermits, faithful lovers and friends and the enlightened ones. Scorpio rules the pairing of any two persons bonded by blood, chemistry, love, money. Scorpio rules matters of life and death and matters that feel like life and death, of what’s seen and unseen.
Even before you check the life zone that Scorpio rules for you, can you recognize any of the these effects happening? Jupiterian influences are lighting up your Scorpio zone. There are issues and happenings that you are supposed TO SEE, to learn about and integrate into your fixed emotional parts.

Pluto: this generational soul-churner symbolizes the true state of affairs beyond our mortal application of Time. Everything is either in the process of birthing out or expiring in even as we are caught up in the fixation of the moment, the season, the decade. To be caught up in the fixation of someone or something is to forget or misjudge the importance of all else. In the birthing of new relationships, the exchange consumes us. At some point we might become (finally!) comfortable, secure. We want to feel we know where we stand. We take comfort in knowing all is ‘the same’ as long as ‘X’ continues to treat us with (care/consideration/indifference/contempt). We feel secure in knowing all is ‘the same’ as long as we continue to see a paycheck show up in our bank balance each month, even as yet another tax is deducted. Fact is, ‘the same’ is always some version of what’s expiring and what’s birthing. Successful forecasters learn to take the eagle’s perspective in evaluating matters that may be invisible at ground level.
Capricorn is the systems and hierarchies that are your life; it’s the traditions and culture you come from and those that you join into; it’s duty, responsibilities, capabilities, that which is expected of you and pride in attainment; fear of disappointing the tribe, fear of existing outside the tribe weighs heavily. It’s awfully hard for Pluto’s message to get through Capricorn’s barricades – but you can be certain that Pluto always gets through. From these descriptors, can you identify your Capricorn life zone? Hint: it’s the one zone where you would most likely never admit to reading about astrology!

Ok, that’s the two basic scenery, props and characters templates for you to overlay. We’re looking at two seemingly unrelated areas – one more intimate/confidential/having a lot of feeling-value at stake for you and the other most likely quite public/concerning modes by which you are known within your community.
So…as we were saying, these two archetypes nodded and bowed to one another around the turning of the year; in other words, matters in one zone held the potential to assist and aid matters in the other zone. You may or may not have welcomed this – who wants to discover their laundry displayed in the front garden or feel they are the butt of another’s joke? How about a secret admirer that comes out and won’t go back in?!
There was a lot going on at the time and you may not have noted the correlation or may have misconstrued its highest potential. Have a think on that…

By end of February, Jupiter’s contact ‘gets in front of’ Pluto’s grinding machine work but then hovers stationary as March begins, reversing course on the 9th at 23 scorp 13.
By March 31st, Jupiter is at 23’, Pluto is at 21’. It feels as though we are now in the part of the story of how glowing, pulsating Jupiter cannot escape the transformer’s magnetic tug. I imagine the Beneficent whirling in flowing golden robes, lighting up the dark lord’s dimmed space. He glides out for some solo moves that might appear unseemly or too poorly choreographed for Pluto’s liking and prudently reels himself in. No one with brains messes with the dark lord. However, the more you dance, the more you learn. If you are paying attention, you can see so much more: the weaknesses, strengths and favorite go-to moves – in yourself and in others. You begin to develop the legitimacy to make judgements concerning how these two life sectors can facilitate mutual growth.

By April 15th, Pluto has secured the frequency lock. Way past nodding, bowing and showing off, pirouette 2 is in motion. If we are willing, we’re learning about which root lines are crumbling up the flooring of our public square. At this point, Jupiter has some reversed momentum but Pluto digs in heels and intensifies, hovering stationary for reversal along its deep-wave baseline course on April 23rd at 21 cap 17….I’m going to break with my dancing metaphor for a bit here… 😉

Collectively speaking, when outer planets reverse and no key points are contacted, the shift is too subtle to register. But over the long haul, it can’t help but become apparent. This is Titanic-turning stuff: whatever Pluto has been busy at transforming in your Capricorn life zone, he’s been at it for ten years now. At this point in the timeline, it seems we should be downright eager to take advantage of even the tiniest avenue of assistance on offer. Now Pluto is saying to Jupiter, ‘Keep pressing on, illuminating the hidden truths and lies over there (in that life zone) while I focus on backwashing and checking trench retention here (in this life zone) for its rightful ruler (Saturn).’ [between 18 cap and 21 cap 1] Yes, it is true that further mudslides can occur with every backwash…some ways and means are expiring and some ways and means are birthing. But here’s the point: the more you learn and apply in authentic power-bonding, the less mess there will be in your public square/on your rung of the ladder.

Eagle Eye Note: The ruler of Earthly Matters (Saturn) will be arriving at this – his – Capricorn space by mid-March of 2019 and by the first week in May 2019, the master builder (Saturn) reverses course at 20’cap 30 giving us clear indication that these degrees mark issues requiring extra efforts this year to insure secure foundations, free of worm and rot; there are no construction shortcuts for genuine and lasting fortress and reputation building. Thinking ahead we can see that in just over a year’s time, the job boss (Saturn) will build and then double check for integrity over the excavator’s (Pluto’s) purge through this space. What story lines in your world come to mind when you consider this?

By the 7th of May 2018, Jupiter begins to enjoy his singular trine of the year with cohort Neptune in Pisces. At this point, I’m thinking ‘Whew! Let’s take a break!’ and we should definitely be scheduling some R&R. Of course, we’re still still receiving and sending, so we can mention the potential here is about the softening of hypocritical judgement, about the releasing of false power positions, about the revelation of dark ops, about the need to live one’s life by the Golden Rule no matter what everybody else seems to be doing. The spectrum of channels that may tempt us include fudging the evidence, investing in clique-ish groups mushrooming up – only to wilt in short course from the scene, an inability to accept/act upon the facts, egoic tension-overload/dramatics and exhaustion.

By the first week in July, Jupiter is slowing its reversal and by the 11th, we can measure forward motion from 13’scorp 21.

Eagle Eye Note: whadaya know…saturn also halts his 2019 retrograde course at 13’ Capricorn on the 18th of September. It seems that in order to get the building site stabilized and in optimum condition for upgrading next autumn, some calendar time in 2018 must be devoted to exploring the depths of your scorpio life zone. And there is truly no shortage of light on matters here; just keep an eye on Neptune. Not all that glitters is gold. Not all mistakes are lost steps.

By the 3rd week in August, Jupiter is recovering ground and applying in sextile to a retrograde Pluto at 19’. The momentum here is great and we return to the dance floor as Jupiter glides into the leading arms of a stable partner about to station just one step back. I imagine the sense of gravitational pull in these matters will be palpable as the golden robes begin rising and illuminating again around the dark and tireless transformer. With renewed confidence and faith, we begin to dance in orbit again. Everyone’s toes are much safer and that’s because everyone’s toes are more likely to be just about where they should be. 🙂

By the 10th of September, and for the 3rd time this year, Pluto secures a lock on Jupiter’s fullest potential as rhythmic partner and guides him in a mutually enriching spin that lasts for the rest of the month. Finally, Jupiter bids Pluto adieu and sails off the dance floor and into the comfy recliner next to the moon in Cancer; she’s ready with some well-earned refreshment. (Oct 3rd/4th)

Remember that while this may seem complicated upon the first reading or two, we are talking about 2 basic life zones and the complimentary ways in which you can channel Jupiter and Pluto descriptors in each of them. Yes, this is tough going for bright and sunny Jupiter, having to slog it out inspecting the sewers. But there are going to be moments of pure joy upon unexpected discoveries made along the way. And there are going to be riches and rewards for such a long time to come for those who stuck to learning the moves. Remember, also, that perfection is an ideal and ideals aren’t reality.

There will be many transits over the year that will further enhance and guide your dancing lessons, so believe that you can do this and do it well. One try at a time. I saw a work-out shirt that said, ‘It doesn’t get easier. I get stronger.’ and I comfort myself with the logic that it must then get to a point where it feels easier day by day.

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Trending Word-Meanings: Caution Advised

in the mixI was recently reading an article and having the strangest experience throughout. Just about every time I share news with you, it’s because I want to draw the macro point or theme down into our micro worlds.  So I want to make it very clear at the outset of this post that that is exactly what I am trying to do here.

This is not a political post; I find politics to be a highly complex, Time-spectrum entanglement of peoples and entities that, by no means, fit into neat little boxes. I am not interested in the political perspectives of my readers except to the degree that it influences personal co-creativity. And then it only comes up if you want it to. The various current ‘bedrock themes’ within faiths that fuel political perspectives are, again, something I find to be so intricately and intimately imbedded on the Psyche that it is only a specific factor when the individual deems it must be when defining energy interpretations.

I just like to introduce macro archetypes into personal spheres as a reminder that energy is energy and the rain falls on all, the rich and the poor, as the biblical lesson tells.

So, I am reading an article wherein the author is clearly disappointed with his subjects for reasons that, to me, seem illogical and ironically self-contradictory. I think to myself, how can this person lay out all of the material that supports the supposed stance of his subjects and then say its ‘a train wreck’? I don’t think I am being too literal: words have meanings that are generally understood. When I use the word, ‘progressive’ or ‘evolution’, you don’t immediately plunk that into a political frame but hear these words for their general meaning. Of course, a specific article on a specific subject will align the meaning – but only so far. The mental image/imprint of a word’s meaning has limits, if only for the basic fact that the audience, ranging potentially in the millions, necessitates this.

Some excerpts:

‘…the progressive tag…: ever evolving, changing, progressing along to something…The evolution across issues is so vast, so unceasing, that no progressive can tell you where they will stand years from now. They merely know they’re progressing…By progressive thinking, (the subjects), say, 5, 10, 15, or 50 years ago were not finished progressing. This should also mean that the (subjects) were in fact wrong at each way-station in their journey to today’s progressive “truth”…But here’s the kicker: How can the (subjects) — or any modern progressive — know they’re right now? How do they know they’ve progressed to the “correct” point on (the issue)? Progress, after all, never stops progressing.

‘(A political icon’s) faithful supporters roared approval, projecting upon his blank screen whatever they had in mind. In (the icon’s) mind, this included bestowing unto himself the monumental ability to literally redefine (the issue), granting himself and his government a power heretofore reserved for the laws of nature and nature’s God.

…they know where conservatives stand: we look to tradition, to Biblical law, to Natural Law, to time-tested things worth conserving. We see (this issue) best as it has been since the Garden of Eden. We can tell you our end-goal, our ideal. Progressives cannot.’

Well. I realize its not comforting to be confronted but reality does that. Concerning the first paragraph of excerpts, I have to remark that I don’t know anyone who has lived a few decades that doesn’t see some truth – maybe a lot!-  to these statements. I object to the terms, ‘wrong’, ‘right’ and ‘correct’ being used in explicitly judgmental terms in a context that pre-assumes that the search for the ‘right’ and ‘correct’ is not being genuinely sought; for the average person, it is most definitely in a state of relative awareness. The reader will also conclude that the author seems to feel quite ‘right’ and ‘correct’ on the topic which is in direct contradiction to the archetype Christian and Jewish ‘bedock theme’ of humility and awe at how low human thoughts are compared to God’s thoughts: as far as the sky is from the earth. Why, just consider for a moment the phenomenal changes these very faiths have creakily and often grudgedly made over the millenia as those that they are meant to serve via interpretation of Scriptures have made it all too clear that awareness has increased. And it is virtually unanimous that the changes made in the last 5 decades by the Christian belief system, in reference to civil liberties, are far more firmly rooted in ‘right’ and ‘correct’ than they were previously.

The emphasis in the 2nd paragraph of excerpts are mine. That we all project onto the blank screen of an energy conduit is a universal human trait. This is one of the best points that I think this writer makes. It is a primary ‘bedrock theme’ to co-creative living that we use to gauge whether we are using energy with wisdom. That a particular icon rises to that position brings us back to the complex ball of knots that is politics. Yet it’s still a fact that, whether you personally wanted this particular icon or not at this particular time, somehow he/she is there. The archetype messages are heard by the individual, processed in their micro-world, influencing their thoughts and feelings in relation to a combination of their micro-group and that group’s awareness-trends of the goings on, in this case, within the community of macro-science, -inter-faith dialogue, and –commerce.

Continuing with my emphasis, I just have to say that ‘the laws of nature and nature’s God’ seem to rarely factor into the machinations of the political world, except through contortion. Enough said, easily.

And finally, in response to the last series, Wow. I am a highly conservative person. I come from a highly conservative family, going back generations. I agree with ‘live and let live’ and I choose to live within my means; I owe no debt; I am risk-averse; I expect that if I work hard, I should reap the benefit of it; I have never expected or asked for assistance though I think some persons need assistance at some points in their lives and I have no right to judge those needing assistance. If I can help, I most definitely will.

Sidebar: I think I have needed assistance at times, frankly, but somehow I managed and this is an example of how strongly I am culturally imprinted on this point…I might chuckle now to remember but only because those instances are some time-distance behind me. Another macrotheme that All of us are increasingly aware of is how fragile life can be even if you follow every ‘rule’.

The strain of conservatives that I come from has always placed great value on higher education, expansion of the intellectual mind – indeed, why did God give you a brain? That the cherished archetype, ‘Garden of Eden’, taken by some Christians as literal and by the majority as poetic insight-teachings about their Genesis, enters the writer’s theme here gives me pause. Maybe he is preaching to a select choir? How should I interpret his meaning, given what I have come to learn about the Aramaic and Greek language texts, the evolution of English and the motives/perspectives of ‘perfect translation’? I do know my end-goal, my ideal, fits very cozily within the genuine bedrock themes of Christianity: inclusion rather than exclusion, even if very uncomfy at stages, is the way of Christ. ALL are welcome at ‘his table’, whether we personally like it or not.

What if Paul had not had his Damascene conversion? Or had it, but by pure will, blocked it out? How well do you really know the daily goings on for him at that time and his experiences, both within his microcosm and macrocosm? If that seems a bit of dramatic license, then please do a little research. There was nothing ‘right’ or ‘correct’ for him and his in this new perspective.

The identity of an individual is sacred and as all the major religions insist, it is not the destination but the journey. You are to use your relationship with your Spiritual Authority in conjunction with your relationship to your neighbor and to your Self, thus navigating life by the ‘most important commandment’. Clearly then, identity issues are, by default, the most serious of Being. And that makes struggle valid even if others feel indifferent. Especially in the country that proudly states that all are created equal and thus, within its borders, should pursue equality.


I will close with the repetition that I simply wanted to point out some of the archetypal trends making the rounds these days and encourage you to read and think with a critical eye. This post is not meant to be about this writer’s particular subjects and it is not really meant to be about any particular religion but rather his writing seemed to floor me with its use of language. I took it as an opportunity for me (via my personal journey) to climb up on my soapbox and talk about how we absorb any subjects/themes that cross our view. No one should be hijacking our word-meanings. I am progressive. I am conservative. This is not a contradiction in terms. If we will be making new words and word-meanings, thats fine, too. I am sure that I will become aware.

Know your definitions and why you have them, the importance of word-meanings and trickster_zpse1d6d78d[1]how language should be working for you, not against you. When you communicate, what do others hear? When you listen, are you contextually aligned to the point of evaluative disengagement? It is surely not easy, but we can try to be open to edit or enlarge the Self as new information comes  – for our own wellbeing. It is not a sign of weakness to Grow into what feels ‘right’ or ‘correct’ in this moment in Time – and your own perspective should not be the only mental fertilizer being used.


Re: Catholic-Muslim Forum & the new Pope.  “Political and religious leaders have the duty of ensuring each individual’s freedom of conscience and freedom of religion.” – Pope Benedict XVI

Me, me, me! Following on the themes I discuss above, here is a article concerning how to forge your ‘I Am’plans: A fantastic overview on how to think about your urge to just do it, whatever it may be.

Empathy Video: An exercise is crossing over the divide between ‘you’ and ‘me’.