Since I am NOT heading to the airport to catch a flight to Stockholm as I thought I would be doing today thanks to a "friendly neighborhood" Icelandic volcano- I decided to take some time and ponder the question, "What is the deal, Earth?" From earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and Mexico (among others) to this volcanic eruption, it seems "terra firma" isn't so much these days. If you listen to Pat Robertson (and, why would you) he would say it is a sign of the "end of times." Why do these guys love the end of the world so much? Could it be it is all the better to control terrified people? But I digress.
If you are a beloved follower of this blog you will know that I have spent some time on the movement of Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is a pokey, mini planet that packs a punch because it deals with transformation and change. Because it moves so slowly, Pluto has time to get into the "guts" of the sign it inhabits and really penetrate to the core making changes to long standing beliefs.
Capricorn is the sign dealing with the authority structures that keep society in place....the structure we live within.
In previous blogs I have talked about the changes Pluto in Capricorn is bringing to politics from the sublime - Obama - to the ridiculous - the Tea Party. (NOTE to the Republican Party, while you are trying to harness the power of the Tea Party while keeping them at arm's length, just keep in mind the last time we had Pluto here we had the French Revolution. It was the epitome of gang revolt that went too far and feed off those who brought it to power.) All things have a positive and shadow outcome - it is the yin and yang of life.
Pluto here also changed the monetary system and brought around failures to long standing financial institutions.
However, let's take this another step. What can be more "Capricornian" that Earth - the actual structure of the land on which we stand? Right now, Pluto and Saturn are making a "trine aspect" a flowing aspect of 30 degrees and both are in Earth signs. Saturn is now in Virgo. Because Saturn rules Capricorn - we are now in a period of double dose of change to our structures. What better time for earthquakes and volcanoes? Remember last week I spoke of "aspects"? This is a very powerful one - Saturn, ruler of Capricorn is trine to Pluto in Capricorn - that is whole lot of shaking up going on.
Pluto will remain in Capricorn until 2024, the Earth won't keep rolling the whole time but it will be an active time and when strong aspects like this come around we will be more susceptible to this kind of natural "disaster." I put that in quotes because while these things are devastating to the people in the area, the Earth changes it is the nature of the beast.
When Pluto was in:
Sagittarius 1995 - 2008 - the time of spiritual awareness - the shadow being fundamentalism.
Scorpio 1983 - 1995 - the time of the sexual revolution - the shadow being sexual prevision made more public.
Libra - 1971 - 1983 - the time when relationships and the ideas of romance changed - the shadow being our obsession with youth, beauty and cosmetic alterations.
Virgo 1958 - 1971 - the time of the rise of the women's movement - and environmental movement -
The shadow being the growth of "fast food" and environmental pollutants.
Leo -1939 - 1958 - the time when the "baby boomers - the ME generation was born." It was the time when the individual came into focus - the value of one person was learned but can you find a more self obsessed, ego centric group of people than we boomers?