|Astrology Newsletter 4/21/09
||[Apr. 21st, 2009|11:06 am]
Redefining Capitalism After the Fall (headline in the NYT)
The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other.
~ Joanna Macy
"General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt has suggested that the current crisis is not just a recession but a fundamental "reset" of how business gets done."
[This article is one in a series of astrology's perspective on how we can take current upheavals up the levels into a collective spiritual leap. Astrology defines the energies, it does not cause them]
In the above quotes, we see the best and highest essence of Pluto in Capricorn, 2008 - 2023. Pluto energy destroys what needs to be destroyed so the new can be born. It is still up to us to make sure the birth happens. Otherwise we see an exaggeration of the negative. When Pluto was in Sagittarius, sign of religions, we saw the later - fundamentalism gone wild with enormous damage to life and the planet.
Since many people do not have religion as the entire focus of their life the intensified effect of Pluto in Sag was left to those for whom it is an unhealthy obsession. Now that Pluto has moved on we see more ordinary people feeling aghast at fundamentalism and the younger Christian fundamentalists are into ecology and social justice. Perhaps the pendulum had to swing all the way on that one.
With the worldwide economic collapse no one has 20+ years to fanatically hold onto the old patterns. Back in the early 70's we had a short popularization of sustainability. This didn't actually go away. Like a seed in the desert it has waited to germinate. Mother Earth News still tells us how to live that way. Fair trade brings together business and ecology of both people and the land.
Capricorn is the structures of society. Those structures have rotted from within. The negative of Cap is best symbolized by the tarot card the devil - it is about materialism taking over consciousness so nothing else is important. In the lavish lifestyles of the CEO's, the Enron crowds we have seen Cap gone wild. No regard for anyone or anything but manna.
Capricorn is the container, the earth principle. It is our earth as the container for life. Taurus is the earth itself, Capricorn is the form it takes to contain and nurture us as well as the forms we create. Rampant materialism destroys the earth and climate change is now approaching catastrophic levels. So two crisis are affecting everyone - loss of finances, loss of the ability of the earth to sustain us.
The main containers of society are cracked and breaking apart along with the glaciers. Pluto says - don't be afraid. Only what needs to be destroyed will be destroyed. Let go and move to the new. Earth and all the sentient beings are in need of our creativity to create the new containers, the new foundations, the new forms.
I am very encouraged by what I see. People are reaching out to help one another. I just read an article that Detroit is moving towards having urban gardens to feed everyone. There are movements to buy locally, to find activities that bring joy without costing money. The intensity of the collapse is so great and affecting so many people that new sustainable structures have to be invented fast.
In my next article I will write more about the hopeful. What you think about expands, so let us focus together on the positive.
Jillaurie has been as astrologer for over 35 years. She has lectured nationally and was co-director and founder of the Astrology Institute, a school for astrologers. She is available for astrological consultations and astro-coaching which combines counseling, manifestation work and flower esences.