This is the second part to the article that was titled ‘It’s only Castles Burning.’
We spoke of Mars and Saturn being retrograde at this time, and things will continue as discussed, but now we have to pull retrograde Mercury and retrograde Pluto into this puzzle. Pluto has been lurking quietly in the background in Capricorn since 2008 and has, in this sign of worldly power, been the silent pot simmering on the back burner, ready to destroy the established world orders. It represents changes that take time, but leaves nothing standing after it passes.
Mercury will go retrograde on March 14th – April 4th. Many people believe this to be a time when technology fails us, and communication systems break down, but this time it will not be so simple, as these are strange and unusual times. Not only will it be retrograde while Mars and Saturn are retrograde, but it will spend two full weeks in conjunction with the planet Uranus (who’s just minding his own business right now), and also forms a terrific square with that lurking Pluto. There are a few more aspects, but no point in getting overly scientific, let’s just skip to the meat and potatoes.
Only problem is, there’s more. The curtain actually goes up at or about the time of February’s New Moon on the 21st of this month. We have a strange zodiac on this day, which shows the Sun and Moon and Neptune in alignment, give or take a degree or two, in the sign of Pisces. We have several other planets very close by and we have all these planets, 6 of them to be exact, in direct opposition to these two nasty retrograders, Mars and Saturn. Forming a magnificent square to each side, we find Pluto.
On this New Moon, the planets line themselves up to demonstrate a very unsympathetic set of aspects to poor Pluto, who’s just about to go retrograde anyway, and in this way, create stronger opposition to this planet. As the planets move away from the New Moon, the 90 degree angles will come to completion, and the strain will be felt very strongly, both by the society who wants freedom, and those who want to keep them in prison. After this new Moon, we will experience a quickening of events, in relation to governmental and financial destruction.
These are difficult energies to take, both for people’s emotions and for earth’s waters. This brings to mind the 28th Hexagram in the I Ching: Preponderance of the Great: “The Ridgepole sags to the breaking point……….it is an exceptional time and situation; therefore extraordinary measures are demanded. It is necessary to find a way of transition as quickly as possible, and to take action. This promises success.”
After the New Moon of this month, it will become difficult to continue to hide things from the world. Mercury will be approaching its standstill, its conjunction with Uranus, and its eventual backwards rotation on March 12th. At about the same time, retrograde Mars will form an exact square with the silent and stationary Pluto, and there is potential, at this time, to experience an increase of violence, or perhaps ultimately, military disarmament, or a final show of force before surrender.
Mercury retrograde, this time around, will be electrifying, as well as confusing; in conjunction with Uranus, immensely enlightening; but not in a silent, spiritual way, but in a surprising, unexpected, and even shocking kind of way. Towards the beginning of March, Mercury will take centre stage, drawing the currently quiet Uranus in with it. We must remember that the weakest link for our controllers is the media, and once they lose control of that, the game is officially over. For the media, this has been a long road. They are bursting at the seams, soaking up the strain, playing monkey in the middle, and struggling to continue lying to the public.
The journalists, investigative reporters, and television hosts, are not what they appear to be, behind the scenes. Those who report things to humanity are burning to tell the truth, truths which they are well aware of. These are individuals who are told on an hourly basis what to say, and what not to say, and lately, they’ve been told to not say a great many things. Can you imagine life in their position? And if you know anything about Mercury retrograde and the current status of world events behind the scenes, then you know what this could mean at this time, for the role of the media is to communicate events. If it is not able to do so, it becomes part of the problem, which must then face the same type of re-structuring so that it can be made right, like everything else, so that it may become functional, and honest.
Mercury transiting Uranus for two solid weeks, while retrograde, equates to sudden enlightenment for a great many people; news that comes as a shock; flashes of awareness hitting them from all over the place. It will be very difficult for humanity to continue sleeping through aspects like this, but then again, humanity has proven that it can sleep through just about anything. No, this will be a time of revelations and harsh ‘wake up calls, but also confusion, as to what to believe, who to believe, and what the real truth is. Because ultimately, when humanity learns the truth about their fearless leaders (who will by this time be heading for the hills), they will undoubtedly by somewhat surprised, respectively.
Mercury goes direct and once again passes Uranus on April 22, Earth Day. This will be a day when more enlightenment is shed, and may also be filled with many pleasant events. But Mercury does not go retrograde again until mid July.
Now let us turn our focus to retrograde Pluto. Before a planet goes retrograde, it becomes stationary, meaning it slows down, or stands still. Pluto moves slowly anyway, so when it stands still, it really stands still. And it begins to do that at around mid to late March. (Another spotlight gets turned on). This is the time, in ancient Astrology, when it is said that a planet resembles a person filled with fear. Paralysis may occur, as one is hesitant to continue, just as the planet is stopping in its motion. In the psyche of those affected, this can manifest as running away from situations in the person’s immediate reality. This is reflected in the standstill.
It is at this point in time that the division between men occurs; those who possess some inherent wisdom and foresight will stop trying to paddle up the raging river, while those who lack insight, and refuse to give up control, continue walking down the path of destruction. We’re talking about Pluto here: Pluto gives no quarter and takes no prisoners, instead merrily destroys everything false in its path. Pluto doesn’t care about how you feel and will ruthlessly perform its service and not look back. You just can’t mess with Pluto.
Pluto is in fact in the sign of Capricorn, which governs worldly power, and Pluto is the great bringer of change. There is no democracy here for those who participate in current high ranking worldly affairs, and they don’t get to vote. They were never going to survive this plutonian transit, and it will soon become impossible, once Pluto becomes stationary and goes retrograde. The big cookie must crumble. But we may expect some mischief mid to late March, as mentioned, as they scramble for a way out, or attempt to lash out at humanity, just because they still can, and because they will be in their final days and hours.
If anyone wishes to examine the governmental changes of the last Pluto in Capricorn cycle, they may examine historical events from 1762 to 1778. But this time around, it must be understood, that the power structures are far more globalized, centralized, organized, unified, and corrupt. The higher they climb, the harder they fall, and this retrograde Pluto, in the sign of Capricorn, will herald the inevitable: the total destruction of government as we know it. To imagine it could be any other way is a fairy tale.
Let us be good Astrologers and remember that Mars and Saturn are still retrograde, and Saturn not only RULES the negative side of Libra, but is IN the sign of Libra itself and feels quite comfortable there, being exalted in Libra. How fitting! Retrograde Saturn, in its sign of exaltation, zipping through the heavens, spotlighting all the false earthly relationships that were doomed from the start. And Saturn is in fact the ruler of Capricorn, where we find Pluto lurking! What fun! (The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone…….). What is occurring now, behind the scenes, is corporate back-stabbing, at a level that most of us could never even possibly imagine, but would nonetheless quite enjoy viewing. We have to take all the aspects into account, in order to understand the bigger picture.
But Saturn also reflects one more area of human drama which we refer to as the courtroom. And the sign of the scales is none other than Lady Justice herself. Something tells me our courts are going to be very busy until about mid October, when Saturn finally goes into Scorpio and Pluto gets some forward momentum going once again. Not surprising, really. But since all the judges will themselves be on trial, we better roll up our sleeves and try to get some good seats.
This is good enough for now. But remember, when the media is freed, many things are going to come down the pipe. And that includes disclosure. I hear there are some people from very far away who are just dying to say hello.
Face Piles of Trials with Smiles.
(c) 2012 Spacemuffin