Saturn and Pluto now sit within three degrees of one another in Capricorn: Saturn at 18°29 and Pluto at 21°35. The boiling cauldron — of corruption, fury, shame, guilt, revenge, horrifying memories — that has been sitting, “safely” walled off, underneath, is starting to blow. Saturn’s walls can’t hold Pluto off any longer. The time of eruption is at hand.
As I’ve pointed out earlier, not everyone is going to be personally affected by this upcoming conjunction. Those who have planets in about the 15° to 25° region of the cardinal signs — Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn — WILL be affected, “triggered,” in most likely, all sorts of ways, depending on sign and house, and the aspect pattern made by the entire chart.
Take myself, for example. I have Jupiter, (the ruler of my chart, since I am a Sagittarian) at 23° Cancer in the 8th house. Normally this position of Jupiter signals that I receive financial and emotional help from others, especially people whom I consider to be “family.” But: that means transit Saturn and Pluto are opposing this natal position, moving through Capricorn and the second house of my chart, that of my own self-worth.
And what has happened? Well, first, I underwent a terrific financial scam earlier this year, so powerful and horrifying that I have yet to tell the story on this blog. Not yet ready to trigger the PTSD that still festers inside.
Then, I found out that one of the houses in this three-home permaculture village needs a lot of work, to the tune of many many thousands of dollars. Where is this money going to come from? Still unknown. Long story here, again not to be told yet.
Another example: one of the people with whom I am in close daily contact, who has his natal Moon in that degree area of Libra, within the past month has discovered that his brother is a horrific control freak who erupts with such violence that he is endangering his young family, including newborn twins. My Libra Moon friend is thrust into the position of mediating among various family members.
Yesterday, I received a call from a dear old friend, my age, who also has her Jupiter in Cancer in the same degree as mine. She has just gotten out of the hospital, having had her gall bladder removed! We talked about what led up to it, her tremendous fury at the unfairness of a situation that involved her daughter — with resulting frustration, emotional “bile” that she had unsuccessfully attempted to repress, erupting in a powerful gall bladder infection.
Two old friends, one here, and one in Jackson Hole where I used to live, have just died, and when I compare their natal charts to their death charts, I see that Saturn and Pluto were both involved.
On and on it goes. Around here, we say, “How has Saturn and Pluto been activating YOUR life? I.e., what old buried gunk is starting to erupt? Buried gunk that you know damn well, at this point, is down there and waiting to be “triggered?” In fact, at our pod meeting for Green Acres Permaculture Village tomorrow at 11 A.M., I hope to look at everyone’s chart with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in mind. That might help whatever interpersonal conflicts are bound to arise over this December, and especially January, when the planets make an exact conjunction only one time, on January 12, 2020, though the aftermath, the fallout from that conjunction, will continue through much of next year.
Now to move to a different level, in discussing this Saturn/Pluto time. First, let’s start with a synchronicity (we used to call them miracles): I was sitting with one of my housemates, Camden, the other night, discussing Saturn/Pluto, and he asked me if he could borrow a thick book that I had just purchased, Cosmos and Psyche, by Richard Tarnas. I said sure, that I had gotten the book as a research tool, for when I look at certain periods in history astrologically, and seek to note and recognize events correlated with the planetary signatures involved. That this book would tell me.
He picked up the book, flipped it open, and began to read. Well, wouldn’tcha know! He had opened it to page 257, the very page happens to discuss the Saturn/Pluto conjunction! “We see during Saturn-Pluto alignments a greatly increased collective tendency to confront the moral shadow of humanity . . .”
I’ve long been interested in the Saturn/Pluto in Leo conjunction of 1947, since it featured among other things, the birth of the CIA. Part of 1946 through 1948 were also the years when many of the so-called “leaders” of my Pluto in Leo generation, including both Clintons, and Steven Spielberg, were born.
Okay, let’s look at what’s going on today! Finally, in all sorts of ways, the long-buried reality of the horrific global phenomenon — in religion, politics, Hollywood, entertainment, big business — pedophilia, satanic ritual abuse and sacrifice, blood, organ and child trafficking and slavery — is actually beginning to surface. As quick examples, think of the John of God, NXIVM and Epstein sagas, not to mention what is perhaps the most telling metaphor of this age, “draining the swamp.”
We’re in the midst of it, folks, and nowhere near done. And each of us, if we have those degree areas of the cardinal signs in our natal chart, is personally involved. It’s time for each of us to own up to whatever shadow forces have been bedeviling us; time to acknowledge, and begin to heal by integrating the hated/feared/denied/projected opposites within. As in the Chapter title to that page 257 in Richard Tarnas’s remarkable book:
MORAL COURAGE, FACING THE SHADOW, AND THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES.