Friday, January 28, 2011
The Master and His Emissary; Uranus-Pluto Update
I’ve never felt like I wanted that, though I have often pushed myself to try and be more like that. It’s never worked, because I quickly end up feeling completely out of sorts. There are plenty of people like me around, albeit a minority. I’ll bet half my readers are like this.
And in our society, there is very little place for people who are made like this. You can easily end up in trouble – broke and with a list of ‘syndromes’ being the least of it. But you’ve also usually got some unusual abilities and insights.
He continues: At present the domain – our civilisation – finds itself in the hands of the vizier, who, however, gifted, is effectively an ambitious regional bureaucrat with his own interests at heart. Meanwhile the Master, the one whose wisdom gave the people peace and security, is led away in chains. The Master is betrayed by his emissary.
So there’s the wider context to what I was saying. Our culture demands a narrow clarity and focus most of the time, which some people are very good at, and they are seen as successful. But I can’t write this blog in that kind of way. I write a bit, then I wander off and do something else while my thoughts collect themselves, and then out comes another paragraph. I have to go from the focussed back to the less purposeful and more dreamy, and then back to the focussed when I feel ready. I need both to do anything creative. Too much right brain and I feel bottled up, too much left brain and I feel like a big part of me is being forgotten.
The Western Negative Saturn. and Sun Square Saturn.)
I think this tension is the reason behind the grumpiness of Capricorns. This Saturn-ruled sign is well known for its talent and its hard work and its achievement, and our culture being what it is, that is the side of Capricorns that gets drawn out. But there is another side to them. They are also contemplatives who need their solitude, and when it is lacking they get grumpy.
I’ve sometimes wondered about the sextile from Capricorn to Pisces, because they are such different signs. But if you think of Capricorn as solitude, then you can see the sextile to dreamy Pisces. With hard-working Capricorn, however, you can certainly see Pisces as an antidote, but they are not obviously compatible. I think that, as with Capricorn, the problem comes down to seeing Pisces as one-sidedly dreamy and passive. Pisces as ocean could be seen like this, but Pisces as ruled by Poseidon the ‘Earth-shaker’ would seem to be quite different.
This sextile from Capricorn to Pisces is going to be crucial globally for the next 13 years, as Pluto passes through one and Neptune the other. These 2 planets more than any other describe what is going on in the world (see my piece of 3rd January.) For the next couple of years, however, what we are likely to experience most strongly is the square from Uranus to Pluto, which comes within a degree this year, and will be exact next year.
This combination usually brings dramatic change. Pluto is a god of wealth and therefore of the economy. For the west the change seems to be about the economy and the huge readjustment needed as China and other emerging economies provide serious competition to the West. Hence the ‘jobless recovery’, as China and others undercut the West’s labour costs. Politicians who can afford to say so are saying that this recovery is going to take a few years.
there is growing mistrust of the government, fuelled by the internet. The nuclear-armed Pakistani government teeters under pressure from militant Islamists. We are tipping over into quite a different world, as you would expect under 2 outer planets hard-aspecting each other.