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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Sunday Surfing: Space Out Edition 21/08/16

 

Launched in 1993, the DEFCON Hackers Conference has grown to be a significant meet-up place for thousands of cyber wizards, a.k.a. people who are naturally really good at thinking and thus, creating,  in code. The Wikipedia link alone with its summary of happenings makes an (astro) blogger think it deserves its own post – intriguing!, says this humble key pecker whose entire tiny site is in dire need of renovation – but let’s stay timely…

In 2012, when founder Jeff Moss asked the head of the NSA, “Does the NSA really keep a file on everyone, and if so, how can I see mine?”, I think only a fool would lie to this group of people. In fact, I would bet that was simply a gracious offer to come clean before being forced to. Whadaya know… less than a year later, programs like PRISM were undeniable and the Feds were asked to abstain from attendance.

2016 site offerings featured an essay by two bloggers; here’s a little summary:

Hackers and Healthcare: A Call To Arms

by Christian “quaddi” Dameff, MD and Jeff “r3plicant” Tully, MD

‘…As physicians, we work daily to alleviate the suffering our patients endure at the hands of diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes…As futurists, we recognize the vast potential of computer driven drug design, genetic manipulation, and implantable medical devices to improve the lives of billions…As hackers, we recognize the rapidly enlarging technologic foundation of health care, from electronic medical records to telemedicine…we applaud DEF CON for allowing non-traditional hackers to voice such calls to action. Our world is beset by an ever-growing number of serious threats, and international collaboration between motivated, innovative hackers working to address these challenges may be just what the doctor ordered.’

2017 will be the 25th anniversary of DEFCON. Will you be going?

 

Quantum Private Comms

So, you’ve got two photons that are linked (entangled) from ‘birth’ (stimulated into existence). This means that no matter where one of these two exists in All of Space, the other is somehow in touch/affected by/in synch. They share all that is experienced between them.

Evidently, we have managed to force a distance of 300km of space between 2 linked photons – here on earth – and record these phenomena to be true. But beyond that range there can be too much interference from space junk and (I think) we lose track of them. So now, great minds in China (and a few from Austria) are wondering if there will be less interference in outer space and thus, the trackable distance between the twins can be increased. If so, the possibility of passing messages between two parties in complete privacy and in real time for both parties becomes a probability. Are you seeing where this is going…?

(Source 1 and Source 2)

Billions of dollars have been spent over many years to get to this point. On the one hand, it is thrilling all that we will learn and the trickle-down effect of major science projects like this for the masses is fun to think about. On the other hand, the rule, ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’, comes to mind like a little fluttering yellow flag (with zero basis in anything but gut, I admit) and at the risk of sounding a bit dramatic, I cannot help but wonder how much further along a select group could be than we can even imagine. Which brings us nicely to our last two segments…

But first a mention of the

Newspace Paradigm, a term that Jeff Krukin defines (great source) as

  • Space-related products and services are sold with a fixed-price (versus the traditional space industry’s cost-plus government procurement model)
  • Customers include individual consumers, corporations, and government agencies
  • The company is funded primarily by the owner(s), angel investors, and/or venture capital
  • A significant portion of the company’s revenue is earned from non-government entities
  • When doing business with NASA it is more likely to be within the format of a Space Act Agreement rather than the more odious, costly, bureaucratic, and oversight-heavy Federal Acquisition Regulations process

 

A Permanent Moon Base

The European Space Agency thinks it can build a two story, 4 person work/live habitat using 3D printing and lunar soil, 90 days from stationing it’s bot on the surface.

The Chinese think its wiser to build underground – which makes more sense to me, what with meteorite strikes and radiation. The Lunar Palace 1 has proven its ability to house people safely for 105 days and those people grew crops. Note: the chief architect on this project is Liu Hong, PhD

In a paper published in 2015, we learn that

‘(A) workshop, titled Low Cost Strategies for Lunar Settlement, brought together about 50 scientists, engineers, executives, and entrepreneurs with significant backgrounds and interests in lunar exploration and development… The group was assembled to answer the question: Is it possible to have a permanent human lunar settlement of about 10 people on the Moon by 2022, for a price tag of $5 billion or less? The surprising consensus answer to this question was a qualified Yes, under the right organizational and funding conditions. There were no technical showstoppers and a great deal of the technologies needed were either on the shelf or could be developed in a relatively short period of time using contemporary techniques.’

Digging a little deeper in offerings from this group, I quote:

America could lead a return of humans to the surface of the Moon within a period of 5-7 years from authority to proceed at an estimated total cost of about $10 Billion (+/- 30%) for two independent and competing commercial service providers, or about $5 Billion for each provider, using partnership methods. (page 4)

And of course, you could see this coming:

The Magnetic Attraction of Mars

The NextGen ELA (Evolvable Lunar Architecture) report  states, ‘We evaluated an ELA concept that was designed as an incremental, low-cost and low-risk method for returning humans to the Moon in a manner that directly supports NASA’s long-term plan to send humans to Mars.’

The Mars One mission statement has a lock on the passion: ‘It is Mars One’s goal to establish a human settlement on Mars…Exploring the solar system as a united humanity will bring us all closer together.’ This is a private-sector endeavor that has no plans for a pit stop on the moon or a return trip. It’s all or nothing for Mars.

Elon Musk of SpaceX will announce plans in September of this year concerning details of their program called Mars Colonial Transporter to send humans to Mars in 2024, return them to Earth, and thereafter begin colonization of Mars.

NASA is hoping and working for the more modest goal of the mid 2030s with ‘a fleet of robotic spacecraft and rovers already are on and around Mars, dramatically increasing our knowledge about the Red Planet .’

As of this writing, I don’t see China planning a manned mission with any serious dateline. India, ditto. Staff writers at Mars Daily – yes, really! subheader reads: ‘the discovery, exploration and application of ares’ – report, ‘[Roscosmos spokesperson] Bourenkov told Russian media that “projects involving [human] flight into deep space can only be international in nature. If a trip to Mars takes place, it will be with Russia’s participation.”

Outer space venturing still has that wonderful theme of cooperation amongst nations and competition as a friendly catalyst firmly embedded in just about every publication available to the common eye. It seems when we are forced to work together, we do so and well. The International Space Station has been a working, living proof of this (as far as I can tell) for 18 years. In fact, ‘The first rudimentary station was created in 1969 by the linking of two Russian Soyuz vehicles in space, followed by other stations and developments in space technology until construction began on the ISS in 1998…’ and ‘is the result of unprecedented scientific and engineering collaboration among five space agencies representing 15 countries.’ Sounds so nice, doesn’t it? So we will save the deets on mining for another post and another day.

Onward and upward, fellow heroes,

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