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Reaping Rewards For Courage Under Exceptional Circumstances
Pluto represents the Divine Power of ultimate regeneration, and is the Lord of the Underworld we all must pass through at least once in our life if we are to be a purified vessel and become authentic to our core. It is going stationary direct at this time. What does this hold for us?
Pluto’s exact direct station occurs at 6:32 am PDT, 2:32 pm BST October 4 at 23 Capricorn. As is the case with all the outer planets when they turn stationary direct or retrograde, it marks a major “sea change” in those invisible Spiritual transpersonal energies. We are all about to have a different but familiar Plutonic transformational experience where we are shown anew the span Pluto has been traversing off and on since February 2019.
Where We’ve Been in the Global Transformational Process
When Pluto made the transition from the first half of Capricorn to the second half of Capricorn in 2015-2016, we began to leave the Scene of Crystallization and entered the Scene of Group Performance. As we’re discussing Pluto, it means the seeds of collective personal power (Capricorn) moved out of the period where these were “crystallized” and into a period where this crystallized power would be expressed in group forms. It is easy to see how that has dominated public affairs since period leading up to and including the election of 2016.
The span of 16-20 Capricorn is the actional level of how that “group performance” has worked out. The span of 21-25 is the emotional, social, and cultural level of how that “group performance” has been and is working out. The span of 26-30 Capricorn which will be launched in January 2021 will be the individual, mental, and spiritual level of how these seeds of transformational group performance will express.
In 2016, Pluto occupied 15 through 18 Capricorn. By January 2017 it was at 18 Capricorn, and from February through mid-July 2017, Pluto occupied 19 and 20 Capricorn, first direct, then retrograde. After going direct September 2017 at 17 Capricorn, it then again went through 18 and 19 Cap between October 2017 and January 2018. Each of these gave us various Plutonic exposures to the themes of that section of Capricorn.
Between January and April 2018, Pluto moved from 19 to 22 Capricorn. It then retrograded back to 19 Capricorn, where it went direct in September 2018. It remained in its shadow zone through early February 2019 after which it occupied 23 and 24 Capricorn which humanity has not experienced since 1773-1774.
It went retrograde at 24 Capricorn in April 2019, and retrograded back to 21 Capricorn, where it went stationary direct. It then remained in its “shadow zone” through February 2020, and then entered the unknown zone of 25 Capricorn which humanity has not experienced since 1774-1775.
It went stationary retrograde at 25 Capricorn in late August 2020, stayed on that degree through early July, and then retrograded back to 23 Capricorn, where it has now gone stationary direct. It will remain in its “shadow zone” through late January 2021, and then enter the unknown zone of 26 Capricorn which humanity has not experienced since 1775-1776.
So Pluto is moving through the same spans, and hitting the same stations, as it did 245 years ago! We have an equivalence between 2015-2020 and 1770-1775, so it would seem that revolutionary times are upon us over the next 6 years!
How Does the Second Half of Capricorn Differ From the First?
The span from 16-20 Capricorn is where personal power gets translated into group energy through activities. Pluto has been in the second half of Capricorn for a while, and when it left the second decan in December 2018, we moved out of the Taurus third of Capricorn and into the Virgo decan
Pluto first occupied the Virgo decan from early February through early July 2018. It went back into the Taurus decan from July through December 2018, and then re-entered the Virgo decan in mid-December where it will remain until 2024. Its occupancy of the Taurus sector of Capricorn from 2013-2018 gave both stability and stubbornness to the Pluto in Capricorn expression, and now we’ve moved into more functional practicality via the Virgo decan influence.
Because Virgo rules Nature Herself and all food and organic commodity production, beginning 2019 and lasting through 2024, we can expect more extreme weather and crop problems, as well as upheavals related to other natural phenomenon, since Nature expresses in these Virgo forms. Many things in the future will give way and transform as a function of pure necessity as extreme weather brings changes in where and how food is produced in our world.
Sabian Symbols Themes
It is now stationary direct at 23 Capricorn, the same degree where it first transited in February 2019. This degree has been highly activated all year, since it is the same degree as the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn conjunctions with Pluto during the Great Compression of January 2020, the Mars-Jupiter conjunction of March 2020, AND the third Jupiter conjunct Pluto coming in November!
The Sabian Symbol for the 23rd degree of Capricorn is "Two awards for bravery in war." In the Jones class notes published in The Astrology of Personality, Rudhyar says it is a degree of "Reward offered by society for the fulfilling of individual responsibility," "recognition of worth," and "unearned good fortune."
In The Astrological Mandala he goes on to state this degree is about being recognized in concrete ways by the community for our efforts, whether they "succeeded" or "failed." Here the collectivity appreciates the individual, where there is a "Recompense" for performance and a "balancing of accounts." We are told this degree falls in the Span of Dependence, Act of Capitalization, and Scene of Group Performance on the Social-Cultural level.
Dr. Jones says this is a degree of "resourcefulness in developing new areas of experience," and of our "genius for dramatizing the fruits of an everyday aliveness" so we have a "broadened self-expenditure." Here an effort to "hold social and political gains demands an exaltation of personal vision and character," where over time we can come to a broader understanding of others.
With this degree, "the goal of living becomes a preservation of values." He offers us the keyword RECOGNITION, and states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree "is the social stewardship which demands a continual self-dedication."
So Pluto now moves forward in its invisible transformational influence working through the structures built by Saturn since January 2020 which are being expanded by Jupiter’s three transits over this degree throughout the years. The larger theme of this degree is found in rewarding forms of recognition and things, where we understand ourselves and others more excellently, and come to a greater self-dedication demonstrated on emotional, social, and cultural areas of experience. Continue to be on the alert for the circumstances and people who recognize your genius, or special qualities arising from your self-dedications, and how well you've discharged your duties on behalf of a greater whole or some special element of your social existence.
Pluto Purifying Us To Make Us Fit For A Greater Spiritual Effectiveness
With Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter all occupying the second half of Capricorn in 2020, we’ve all been called to some form of “group performance” the past 2 years, especially in a social or cultural way. We’ve all been participating in some form of “planned group behavior,” learning to share our skills widely as we embrace our Spiritual group, whatever that may look like!
This period was primed by the accelerated growth of 2019 and early 2020, where we’ve been finding our place of best service given our skills, sharing ourselves with opportunities to enjoy what others have shared with us. Over the past 2-3 years we’ve had to surrender at times to achieve true spiritual victory, and seek a “transcendent security,” whether through things being taken away or things being offered to us.
As with the past 2 years, we are entering a very dynamic Pluto direct period, given the aspects in play in the chart for the direct station. The Grand Irrationality is on the move, given the septile-series aspects to Pluto’s ruler Saturn, which is stationary direct at 26 Capricorn on a Sabian Symbol degree showing our ability to contact the World Soul and enter into a deeper relationship with the Life that’s around us. We are truly in for a fateful passage these next few months from the old Capricorn era into a new Aquarian era in January!
As we open to a new relationship with Nature and the Earth, we are promised accelerated transformational energies as we move our lives into a greater active period between now and the December Solstice. After that, everything is geared toward our greater contribution to our lives and our world. While Pluto’s degree will accelerate our transformational potential through bringing us rewards for our courage, its backdrop shows we must honor our connection with Nature as we regenerate, accept our responsibilities based in our skills, and let go of all that would block us from fulfilling Dharma.
Moving Forward Into the Unknown
As I offered earlier, Pluto represents the Lord of the Underworld, as well as global pressures for radical purification and transformation. Its stay in Capricorn has brought forth the worst in governments, dictatorships, control systems, and financial systems. Each time transiting Pluto is put under pressure from squares, it can lead to the demonstration of heavy handed actions, or a curbing of those actions.
Remember too that hard Pluto transits can bring up deep fears, and as we are thinking, feeling interactive Beings, if we feel at all we will feel the widespread fear and dread associated with the collective instability and uncertainty. This has been a common complaint among many I know, due to the destabilization of the world we used to know and live in.
Because both Saturn and Pluto are associated with our deepest, darkest fears, I devoted quite a few pages to the best ways we can manage these energies to our benefit in my book Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. Everyone on Earth at some point must confront the need to go into their personal “underworld” to come out with a purified ego that can serve as an adequate vehicle for the expression of our Higher Self. Difficult Pluto transits offer us opportunities to come out of fear and dread, purified of the dross of the lower self. My book offers valuable tools to navigate these difficult transits, so if you haven’t already, please consider getting your copy. And if you do have a copy, please re-read what I offer about the dance Saturn does with Pluto to purify us of our deepest fears so we may become the fully realized Spiritual Being we are.
After the 2017 Pluto direct lessons of being freed from old inhibitions, the 2018 direct lessons related to an accelerated learning pace, and the 2019 lessons of accelerating our growth within some sort of group context, cooperative practical service, planned group activities, and a greater knowledge of the give and take of life, we now enter a period of finishing the structures we’ll use to fulfill a greater sense of contribution to our world, with the beginning of a major recalibration already in motion since September, and more developments promised over the next 2 weeks!
So please keep in mind that the massive pressure we all feel is part of the long term acceleration phase in the ongoing transformational process. We’re still rehearsing power rituals which have been in full play in 2019-2020; stay open to cooperating within your group(s), and see how the apparent defeats since Spring 2018 which were really spiritual victories have already brought rewards and recognition since March 2019.
We’re counting down to a very intense burst of compressed energy beginning in January 2021 launching a new Aquarian pulse which lasts 20 years, ushering in the preliminary structures for the coming Age of Aquarius which we’ll enter after 2050. Those who are on a spiritual path have been experiencing joy, power, understanding, and wisdom to the degree we are mature, organized, and grounded as we have steered our lives through the major transformational year of 2020. This has helped us to a more effective expression of our Higher Self as we prepare for a greater contribution beginning with the Grand Mutation of December 2020 beginning a new 20 and 200 year cycle!
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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