Monday, February 26, 2018

Astrological Ruminations on Pluto squaring Neptune

Revision 1 – cleanup and additions, subtractions [Donald Trump]


Abstract: Transiting Pluto will square the natal Neptune of those born 1951 through 1954 over the next several years. As many of these people were born with a close natal 60 degree angle [sextile] of Pluto and Neptune VERY substantial energies will be potentiated.

My fairly conventional Oriental astrology blog about Chinese Year of the Earth Dog is https://astrolos.blogspot.com/2018/01/2018-year-of-dog.html

This blog is a more detailed Western astrology take on the years ahead.

Pluto squaring natal Neptune
For the next several years those born in 1952, 1953 and 1954 will be under the inharmonious aspect of transiting Pluto squaring their natal Neptune. Those born in the Chinese Years of the Dragon, Snake and Horse [’52, ’53, ‘54] will be negatively impacted by their respective least-favorable Chinese years occurring: 2018 is Dog Year, inimical for Dragons; 2019 will be Pig Year, inimical for Snakes; and 2020 will be Rat Year, inimical for Horses. Because of the long-term generational transiting sextile [60 degree angle] between Pluto and Neptune from 1950 through 1986, energy is potentiated in nativities born with this sextile, and extraordinary happenings, abilities and aptitudes can be available especially if other points and planets participate in the natal Pluto/Neptune sextile.





Pluto-Neptune generational aspects
Pluto conjunct Neptune


 Pluto sextile Neptune


Planets making aspects to the mid-point of the Pluto/Neptune sextile, especially oppositions to this mid-point, creating a Yod [Y shaped configuration] are the most dramatic I have seen. If great gifts of prescience or healing are conferred by the aspect, compensating liabilities are also always present because all of us human beings are immersed, ultimately against our wills, in what we perceive as a duality.

“As long as you do not die and rise again,
You are a stranger to the dark earth.”
Goethe as quoted in The Gods of Change - Pain, Crisis and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Sasportas, Arkana [Penguin], 1989

And, not everyone rises again.

“People tend to be afraid of Pluto transits and they have a right to be, for we are dealing here with the god of death, whose domain is the dark and shadowy underworld. Transiting Pluto often brings us painfully in contact with death. In some cases this can mean a literal death─our own or that of someone close to us─but more usually these transits correspond to psychological deaths: the death of a part of us, the death of ourselves as we know ourselves.” The Gods of Change, Sasportas, pg. 221

This transiting Pluto square natal Neptune aspect for the 1951 through 1955 cohort can force one into a death and rebirth process and the compensating liabilities can be sufficiently virulent to overshadow the life of the gifted Pluto sextile Neptune nativity. For example, many of those born with the potentiating energy of the conjunction of Pluto to Neptune in 1891 and 1892 succumbed to the generational trauma of the slaughterhouse of the First World War. However gifted they may have been, larger forces, compensating liabilities, overshadowed these lives.

The thirtieth [30th] and sixtieth [60th] year in the lives of nativities with a close Pluto/Neptune sextile has been, is now, or will be, very important because, by degree-per-year direction, Pluto directs to the mid-point of the Pluto/Neptune sextile at the 30th year and to a conjunction in the 60th year.

The reason Neptune/Pluto interactions are so important is because these two outermost planets from the Sun are not amenable to our change or control─they operate on us unconsciously and, as explained by Jung in a letter;

“I am strongly convinced that the evil principle prevailing in this world leads the unrecognized spiritual need into perdition, if it is not counter-acted by real religious insight or by the protective wall of human community. An ordinary man, not protected by an action from above and isolated in society, cannot resist the power of evil, which is called very aptly, the Devil.”

Those with Pluto/Neptune aspects in their horoscopes are much more subject, AGAINST THEIR WILLS, to unconscious forces, and without sufficient “counter-action” can be lead to peril, such as dying along with 30,000 fellow British soldiers in a one day at the Battle of the Somme in WW1. I haven’t completed my studies but it appears that all the great spiritual lights born near the time of the 1891 and 1892 Pluto/Neptune conjunction were not born with the exact conjunction as the compensating liabilities implied by the gift of the conjunction may have been too overwhelming. Some of these lights include Paramahasa Yogananda and Bill Wilson, both born in 1895 when the conjunction was separating.

Examples

Example 1: Born early March thru May 1951
When I got to be in my fifties and had done a lot of ‘field research’ on my life, I deduced that many of the really important people in my life were all born in March through May of 1951, a Rabbit Year. It took many more years for me to see that all these people have a Pluto/Neptune sextile in their natal horoscopes whose mid-point falls on a significant point on my horoscope.

Friend with a Yod:



One of these people has a significant point in their horoscope creating a Yod aspect with the Pluto/Neptune sextile─the North Node is directly opposite their Pluto/Neptune mid-point.
Pluto has already squared Neptune 3 times in the past 2 years for this person causing, or in synchrony with, to use a Jungian term, many health problems. Pluto comes back retrograde  to form one last square within 3 minutes of arc on 30 September 2018 before turning stationary direct at 18 CP 45.

Finally comprehending all this fully a few years ago, I waited until about a year ago before succinctly telling the friend with the Yod that if they were able to live through the Year of the Rooster, the opposite of Rabbit Year, they would become enlightened in 2019. In 2019 Neptune by transit conjuncts this person’s North Node which participates so significantly in the PL, NE, NN Yod, which has, to one degree or another, ruled this person’s life. I did not mention that Enlightenment might include leaving this Earthly realm.
The health problems this person has suffered in the past few years have caused them to abandon atheism and agnosticism and become a significant spiritual communicator.

ALL SPIRITUAL ADVANCEMENT ENTAILS SUFFERING.

“Souls are like athletes that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity.” Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

Example 2:
Vladimir Putin, 7 October 1952, a Dragon with Pluto and Neptune approximately 1 degree, 30 minutes away from exactly sextile in his natal horoscope will experience 5 exact squares of Pluto to his natal Neptune from March 2018 through the end of November 2019. No other potentiating happens as Putin’s Pluto/Neptune has no other natal aspecting planets or points.
Putin’s exact aspects occur 31 March 2018, 14 May 2018, 17 January 2019, 14 August 2019, and 19 November 2019. At a minimum, we can expect Putin to have an ‘annus horribilis’  to use Queen Elizabeth’s term for 1992 in her life. If Putin has a bad year we will all have a bad year, to some degree.


Example 3:
Caroline Myss: birth data from Astro.com


In brief, this nativity [forgive my Virgo detachment - I know she’s a person, not a horoscope or ‘nativity’] has not only an exact sextile of Pluto and Neptune but also a close conjunction of Saturn to Neptune which will also be strongly activated by the square of transiting Pluto.
Additionally, Ms. or Dr. Myss has a huge [‘Uge’] 35 Saturn Lilly strength, a 22 Venus, and a 21 Neptune.
Pluto exactly squares Myss’s [see Elements of Style] natal Neptune by transit: 10 April 2019, 8 May 2019, 22 January 2020, 12 August 2020, and 23 Nov 2020, with 8 May emphasized. Other previous and upcoming squares include the years 1528, 1773, 2266, and 2512.

Another person born 2 Dec 1952 in the morning, and, therefore, with a Moon/Neptune trine along with the other Pluto/Neptune/Saturn aspects AND 22 Master Teacher birth number, is Karen Hamaker-Zondag, the Dutch astrologer and teacher.
Ever the noodge, I sent Ms. Myss a note using the contact form on her website:
“Sorry for your recent past, current and impending losses. ….”
I’m actually playing with fire here as the mid-point of Myss’s Pluto/Neptune sextile exactly conjuncts my Mars. I could end up doing things against my seeming will were some interaction to come up between us.

Example 4:
Person XXX

Exact birth time uncertain.


“Even though Scorpios are guided by their genitals, they are actually directed toward business goals. It is true that the Scorpio has a criminal mind, but these individuals can turn it to their advantage and do well in business. You will find that some of the world’s greatest leaders have been of this sign.” Sylvia Browne, ‘Astrology through a Psychic’s Eyes’, Hay House Publ., pg. 76. And when the genitals and business intertwine – it CAN cause problems. 

Perhaps the best example of the ‘unconscious forces’ noted above. Maybe we should include the Deep State and the NSA in our definition.
Currently under duress from the stars with: Pluto opposing his Moon/Uranus conjunction; Pluto by transit having conjuncted his Capricorn Mars; and Pluto squaring Saturn/Neptune  all throughout 2018, Person XXX will experience a much potentialized Pluto/Neptune in 2019 with the months of February, July and December emphasized.

As with my previous predictions regarding Person XXX, most of the transformations will be of a personal nature. I’m surprised Person XXX has not been more in the headlines.

Example 5:
Scanning the table of Pluto/Neptune interactions above, I note that those born around the 3 Dec 1976 and 25 Sep 1977 exact sextile of Pluto in Libra and Neptune in Sagittarius at almost 14 degrees are experiencing a square of Neptune to their Neptune [versus Pluto squaring a natal Neptune for those born in the early 1950’s]. If other planets participate in this potentiating energy either natally, or by transit, direction or progression, significant life events could occur.




One extremely interesting horoscope I came up with: late evening 3 Dec 1976, in the Eastern Standard Time zone. So far, I haven’t found anyone with that birth time and place. This is Carnacian work of deducing or finding a horoscope then trying to find a person who fits it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnac_the_Magnificent

Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018 – Year of the Dog

Abstract:

Timing: Chinese New Year – Year of the Brown Earth Dog begins at the New Moon on 15 February 2018 at 1:05 PM PST.
The Chinese animal year begins each Western year about 4 February - it does not begin at the Chinese New Year. Those born 3, 4 or 5 February should consult http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/Chineseastrology.htm to correctly ascertain their Chinese animal sign. I use 4 February to determine the Oriental animal years.

Brief:
1.   DONALD TRUMP [1/14/1946] is the most notorious Dog in the world and he’s due to have a topper of a year, two years actually – beginning 4 February 2018. I expect he will extricate himself from ALL difficulties over the next two years.
2.   Dogs AND Pigs AND Tigers will have a smashingly transformative TWO years as 2019 is a Pig year. Consulting the compatibility matrix below, one can see that Pig rates a #1 compatibility with Dog, therefore both this Dog Year AND next year, a Pig year will be very expansive for Pigs and Dogs. This two consecutive years good luck period also occurs with Rat and Ox, and Dragon and Snake.  
3.   Dragon Year people will experience a once-in-12-year bad luck cycle [Putin – 10/7/1952]. From the matrix – Dog and Dragon ranks a 6 in compatibility, the lowest. Rabbit [Cat] Year people will get a lot of relief as their worst year, Rooster, is just ending.
4.   In brief: Earth Dog Year will be excellent/very good for Tigers, Rabbits, Horses, Dogs and Pigs [those with a 1 or 2 in the compatibility matrix]. Not so good/terrible for Dragons, Goats, and Roosters.





Chinese Horoscope Compatibility


Rat
1  











Ox
1
3










Tiger
4
6
5









Rabbit
5
2
3
3








Dragon
1
5
5
3
2







Snake
3
1
6
2
1
5






Horse
6
5
1
4
3
4
2





Goat
5
5
3
1
5
3
2
2




Monkey
1
3
5
3
1
3
5
3
1



Rooster
4
1
4
6
2
1
3
4
5
5


Dog
3
4
1
2
6
3
2
5
3
5
2

Pig
2
3
2
2
3
6
3
2
2
3
1
2

  Rat  
 Ox
 Tiger
Rabbit
    Dragon
 Snake
 Horse
 Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig













Compatibility legend

1 excellent     2 successful     3 – good     4 – fair     5 – awkward     6 – clash

We can construct a rough ‘affability quotient’ for the signs by summing the compatibilities of each of the 12 signs with each of the other. Thus,
Rat – 36
Ox – 39
Tiger – 45
Rabbit – 37
Dragon – 37
Snake – 38
Horse – 40
Goat – 40
Monkey – 35
Rooster – 43
Dog – 38
Pig - 31

Tigers are, by quite a bit, the most self-centered and difficult to get along with followed by Roosters – Pigs by far the most affable. Using the compatibility table it is possible to make rough estimates on how your year will go. When it is your year it is invariably transforming and expansive - sometimes too much so. When it is the opposite of your year, that is, 6 years away, it can be restrictive and inharmonious.






The first day of the animal year is different from the Chinese New Year Day. The animal year starts on the first day of the Tiger month. Tiger month begins from the day when Sun enters ecliptic 315 degree position, which is around February 4 Gregorian calendar. That means the animal month is solar month, not lunar month. For an even more thorough discussion of the animal and Chinese New Year see http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/clc/LunarCalendar.htm

Oriental Predictions:
The 12 Oriental signs, as commonly displayed on paper place mats in Chinese restaurants;

1900
1912
1924
1936
1948
1960
1972
1984
1996
2008
1901
1913
1925
1937
1949
1961
1973
1985
1997
2009
1902
1914
1926
1938
1950
1962
1974
1986
1998
2010
1903
1915
1927
1939
1951
1963
1975
1987
1999
2011
1904
1916
1928
1940
1952
1964
1976
1988
2000
2012
1905
1917
1929
1941
1953
1965
1977
1989
2001
2013
1906
1918
1930
1942
1954
1966
1978
1990
2002
2014
1907
1919
1931
1943
1955
1967
1979
1991
2003
2015
1908
1920
1932
1944
1956
1968
1980
1992
2004
2016
1909
1921
1933
1945
1957
1969
1981
1993
2005
2017
1910
1922
1934
1946
1958
1970
1982
1994
2006
2018
1911
1923
1935
1947
1959
1971
1983
1995
2007
2019

Click on the links above each sign for an Oriental, as opposed to a Carlos, prediction of your year ahead. Or go to http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2018/default.htm for the overall discussion of Dog Year.

How Oriental Astrology works: Oriental astrology is essentially “good luck” astrology in that it tracks the planet Jupiter, considered to be one’s Greater Fortune. Jupiter takes 12 years to transit the zodiac of 12 signs. Therefore, in whatever year you were born, every 12 years when your Oriental zodiac animal year returns, the planet Jupiter will be in the same sign it was when you were born. Jupiter is called Guru in Hindu astrology and is considered your spiritual teacher.
Thus, roughly speaking, ALL Rabbits [Cat] have Jupiter in Aries; Dragons, Jupiter in Taurus; Snakes, Jupiter in Gemini; Horse, Jupiter in Cancer; Sheep [Goat], Jupiter in Leo; Monkey, Jupiter in Virgo; Rooster, Jupiter in Libra; Dog, Jupiter in Scorpio; Pig, Jupiter in Sagittarius; Rat, Jupiter in Capricorn; Cow [Ox], Jupiter in Aquarius; Tiger, Jupiter in Pisces.
AND because when Jupiter returns to the place it was when you were born that causes an expansion of the “good luck” in your horoscope. Some signs have more innate “good luck” than others, so the Oriental animal year is more important to some signs than others. Because Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, Horses probably experience more increased good luck during Horse year than other signs do in theirs. And I note in passing that from wealth studies of university contributions it has been determined that the wealthiest cohort in America has been the class of 1964, those born in the Horse Year 1942.

Incidentally, I have never seen this derivation of Oriental astrology anywhere – I arrived at it myself.




A Few Predictions


Donald Trump – detailed Chinese horoscope predictions


Vladimir Putin –


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