In spiritual circles you will hear a lot about “critical mass” and when that nth person finally opens his or her heart chakra, all will transform, yada, yada, yada. We’ll realize the error of our ways, blah, blah, blah and will respect the earth and those upon it.
Possible? Yes. Probable? No.
Yet, I blinked and it happened.
Back in February in the year 2020 (last month) during what is a normal presidential primary of promises, promises, promises, Democratic contender Bernie Sanders was criticized and laughed at for promising to give everything for free. He’s not a Democrat, he’s a Socialist!
For a country engrossed in social media waiting for social security checks when they retire, the word socialism shouldn’t be so scary.
Mind you, I’m not promoting socialism. Regardless of which economic system men create and control, there are always haves and have nots. Some systems are more equitable in the balance and more allowing of individual effort to achieve. The US is one of those places which is why so many want to come and live here.
Yet, I blinked and government has confined us to our homes, closed business and now plans to send us each a check and is talking about paid sick leave which mysteriously went away in the 1990s. It’s not a system of economic socialism, but it’s a temporary socialism for the good of protecting the health of a nation.
Poor Bernie! He was laughed at all his life and his dream has come true without him. That’s because Uranus moved from Aries to Taurus. In Aries, Uranus was conjunct his aggressive and vocal Aries moon. But, Bernie, I’ll go ahead and build a statue for you.
Pluto in Aquarius
When Pluto goes into Aquarius in 2023, I expect we’ll have more social policies, but in Aquarius fashion. Today it’s the energy of Capricorn – authority – calling the shots. In Aquarius, we’ll see more of what’s occurring today – individuals joining into a society because of shared ideals and beliefs.
It’s time to discuss the difference between Aquarius and Cancer. Both like to form groups. Both like to share. But with Cancer, it’s emotional and based on need for belonging, comfort and security. For Aquarius, it’s based on the desire to make things “the way they should be.” You and I decide to start a farm and invite only those who agree to live only on what we grow and are also vegetarian.
Cancer is about family and blood relationships. Aquarius is about ideas and fraternity. See the difference?
Aquarius is objective – I’m rejecting you because you eat meat and we are all vegetarian. I’m not rejecting you because I don’t like you. For Cancer, I’m rejecting you because you are not emotionally in tune with the group – you aren’t related or you do not provide the kind of emotional connection this group is looking for.
See the difference?
Religious groups can fall into either category or both. Energies are rarely in pure form so there can be a mixture of these energies in your associations. In fact, a group can appear Aquarian and then you find that it becomes Cancer.
Or it seems Cancer comfy but then you find people aren’t as warm and fuzzy as their philosophies suggest.
So when Pluto moves from Capricorn (which is the opposite of Cancer by the way), we’ll move from government and corporations as our “family” to groups of our own personal choosing as our “family.” We’re already doing that and it will become more the culture.
In the 1960s some of this energy appeared during an aspect of Pluto/Uranus conjunct in Virgo opposite Saturn in Pisces where there was a great crossing of social boundaries. The youth of that time were born with Pluto in Leo and were focused on personal expression including sexual expression and mind-altering experience.
Their social experiment didn’t last and ironically those born during that time (1960s) are with anxiety (Virgo) and fear of germs. Oppositions are pendulums and the boundary crossing of Pisces retracted into the anxiety of Virgo. Can you imagine today a Woodstock with sweating, unwashed people all sitting together in a dirty field for days?
Saturn in Aquarius
Maybe it’s not Pluto that snuck into Aquarius. Saturn is a few days away from moving into that sign (March 23). It will stay in Aquarius until July then move back into Capricorn (called retrograde). It will be back in Aquarius and continue in that sign beginning in December.
Saturn might represent our toe-in-the-water on new social systems because as Saturn contracts, it is cutting off our flesh-and-blood social connection. As I watch everyone (and myself) cope in this environment, it’s a good opportunity to see how we respond to stress, our path along the continuum of acceptance and how we each interpret events.
We all have interpretations with the biological prevailing due to the fact it’s an illness. But many energies are in play in any given situation and now we have financial and political energies involved. While we may have a touch of Aquarian energy, there’s still a lot of Capricorn out there and political elections have been cancelled, the Russian president has decided to stay on for life and there are still some wars firing up.
While seeking support of the group is important in alienating and isolating times, there is still a need to be vigilant of those outside the farm whose actions will one day affect the group’s ideals.
Blink of an Eye
But who knows what will happen when we blink our eyes today. The intense energy peaking this year began in 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn. We had a shock then and government helped us return to what we believed was “normal.”
Capricorn likes “normal” which it sees as a place for everyone and everyone in his or her place. But that normal ended in 2008. In 2020 we now know that.