Saturday, November 2, 2013

Strange Bedfellows--Mutual Receptivity with Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn

In April of 2012 when astrology found me again through a Bellingham-based astrologer, I had no idea I would be spending my days discussing and teaching about the conversations between planets.  However, here I am a year and a half later sputtering on about the outer planets.  I guess it's not a coincidence that Pluto, Neptune and Uranus found me in 2012 because I feel strongly that a Great Awakening is occurring on the planet and my heart's desire is to get as many people on board as possible.

I'm also a likely candidate to discuss Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn since I have Capricorn as my Ascendent and Saturn as the Ruler of my Natal Chart.  I also understand Saturn's lessons because I am a teacher too, but not always a sage like Old Man Saturn.  I play the role of the fool more often than not and I supply a sense of humor to this blog to bring comfort to readers, who I understand wouldn't be here if there wasn't some type of quest involved.

So we are going to focus on two planets today, Pluto and Saturn and their two signs.  For those of you already aboard the astrology train, bear with me as I simplify the language of the two planets and signs. And those of you who are just diving now into astrology, I hope I can impress upon you the power of these two wise planets, especially since Saturn, Pluto, Scorpio and Capricorn have received bad raps over the centuries.  Is this because humans just don't want to learn our lessons and hang out in Jupiter-Venus heaven eating juicy grapes? Well, now we enter the classroom and come out on the other side transformed.  Otherwise, we get detention which is a life of hard hitting lessons.  In other words if we don't go along with the flow, we get pummeled in the process.  It's not pretty.

Let's start with Saturn ruled by the sign Capricorn.  As we know from basic astrology, Capricorn is represented by a mountain climbing goat on its way up a treacherous mountain.  Some astrologers refer to Capricorn as the Fish-Goat and it is the most watery of the Earth Signs.  If you know any Capricorns, watch how they react near a body of water and you'll see what I mean.  So maybe Capricorn represents the evolution of each of our souls, we started out as fish, transformed into reptiles and eventually grew into humanoids or so the old science tells us.

Capricorns begin their lives often in hardship, through a hard birth (my brother and sister were born with serious illnesses that nearly took their lives).  Capricorns are known as late-bloomers, but some of them excel in school right off the bat, often showing early signs of genius.  But really what's going on is that Capricorn recognizes him or herself as an old soul and even the children are wise teachers--little professors.  They know things without knowing how they know.  And these kids are kind of cute when they place their hands on their hips and tell us adults how to act responsibly.

As Capricorns grow they deal with all types of struggles from family difficulties to deaths of friends and family members.  They might struggle at school or take on a sport that leaves them with injuries to the knees or they might struggle with teeth or bone problems.  They might be underweight and eat like hogs and not gain an ounce.  They could resemble scarecrows or beanpoles.  They do have beautiful bone structure if they're not dealing with deformity.  If they don't follow their own counsel and stay on the disciplined path they grow materialistic and try to impress the Jones (next door neighbors) and they grab for status symbols.  But eventually, this faltering off the path, leads to consequences.  No one suffers karma quicker than a Capricorn, though Scorpio comes in a close second.  What you reap is what you sow should be the Capricorn motto.

On a mundane level, Capricorn represents structure, authority and life lessons which we will apply to the mutual receptivity in a moment.  Capricorn rules Saturn and once co-ruled this planet with Aquarius.  Pluto is now in Scorpio, which we will get to in a minute and it is as other astrologers report, breaking down structure that are Scorpio ruled including government, big business, taxes, the way we view death, the way we death, sex and psychology, though the emphasis has been placed on big banks, corporations, the elite and government.  With Pluto (who unveils secrets) in Capricorn we must bring discipline in the form of integrity and transparency.  In 2008, when the US President promised a transparent government, Pluto had moved into Capricorn.  We're still waiting for the transparency though.

So let's look at Scorpio-ruled Pluto. Lately, I have been given a gift of the ability to feel the planets in my body and third eye.  Pluto comes off as a low bass boom of an explosion or an earthquake.  Pluto is the volcano eruption and the sound of death that leads to transformation.  I'm not surprised Pluto is bringing people down to their knees and then once these pilgrims rise form that prayer position, they find themselves on a path from darkness into light.  This is also happening for the entire planet.

People born under the sign of Scorpio tend to keep secrets while revealing the secrets of others.  In fact, you cannot lie to a Scorpio because they have x-ray vision on a metaphysical and spiritual level.  Nothing gets past their deep probing eyes, nothing.  And when you lie to a Scorpio, they see this as betrayal and it hurts them deeply even if their icy exterior reveals none of this hurt.  To give you an idea of what Scorpio represents look at its symbol, the scorpion, and also the eagle and the dove, not to mention the phoenix rising from the ashes. This sign knows about regeneration because it represents it.  Snake is another creature that represents Scorpio and snake is the symbol of regeneration and healing on a deep level.

Now let's look at Saturn the fourth player in this astrological drama.  Saturn is a wise teacher and teaches through hard knocks.  Pluto also teaches us through hard knocks, but he knocks us into a metaphysical grave first and asks us to be reborn again. Saturn brings us the laws of karma or cause and effect, a term I prefer to karma. Saturn reminds us of past lives and the lessons we learned or did not learn.  Saturn is the authority who rewards and punishes us depending on our level of responsibility and discipline.  We can't get away with anything for long, especially if Saturn rules the chart.  Tenth House, Saturn and Capricorn all have these themes.

So I'm going to end this post with notes from my journal regarding the mutual receptivity.  We are receiving themes of letting go (as mentioned by astrologer Magala Arts on YouTube), transformation and speaking our truth twice with Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.  That's how important this theme is for us now on the planet.  If what we're doing, how we're living is not conscious, then here comes a Wake Up Call. It's not personal but it is karmic in a sense that is if we act destructive towards ourselves or the planet.  Even if we act destructive in small ways we will experience circumstances to place us on the right path. For instance if you smoke or abuse a substance which dishonors you, Saturn and Pluto won't put up with that behavior.  So these energies will bring wake up calls, subtle at first, but could lead to death or imprisonment later, especially if the 8th or 12th Houses are involved.

So with Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio, the Universe asks us to pay attention and grow our consciousness.  Doing drugs, abusing alcohol or other toxic substances is not practicing consciousness no matter how many yoga poses you do a day.  Eating unhealthy food, working too hard, and not finding joy in life won't serve you either.  Though we are not meant to suffer and wallow in misery, I admit Pluto and Saturn bring a certain amount of suffering if we refuse to let go and let God.  And I'm not saying we should throw ourselves into a religious practice since all major religions fall under scrutiny now.  But find God somehow and some way so you can walk an honorable path.  That is what is asked of us during these transits.  Saturn stays in Scorpio until December 25, 2014 and Pluto remains in Capricorn until 2024.  So we had better learn the lesson now or suffer the road.

To give you an idea of how this theme plays out on a personal level, when I first rediscovered my astrological gift, I did not want to give readings or share this gift with the world.  I struggled with the fear of harming my reputation as a journalist and music researcher.  I also feared that no employer would hire an astrologer which they would see as "woo-woo".  But I persevered and launched this blog and a website.  Since facing my fears and living my life in integrity with transparency, I have received e-mails from you telling me that I have helped you.  This is my greatest reward.  If any of you find yourself in a similar situation where you fear exposure, ridicule etc for following your path, take heart.  You will find joy on your true path and who cares what the others think anyway.

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