11 March 2007

pluto's on the moon

"... and whitey's on the moon" (gil scott heron)

more than any other astrological body, the moon is the part of us that we can most closely examine, know and understand. ok, sure, we all talk about the sun signs and how important they are, don't get me wrong, over all, the sun sign is THE big one ... the one on which all the others have context. but while the sun lights up the days (and nights via its reflection of the moon), and gives context and relevance to all of the other astrological bodies within our solar system, you cannot just stand outside and look at the sun. well, perhaps at sunrise and sunset you have a bit of a window to see a perspective of the sun, but without special tools, you cannot just study the sun directly.

the moon, on the other hand, you can go outside and just look at it ... whether its a new moon, a gibbous moon, or a full moon, you can watch it night after night after night, as it changes with its cycles, as it moves across the sky. there are other human beings who have walked on the moon. we have pieces of the moon in museums and schools that we can touch and feel. but, if your like me, when it comes to the moon, we kinda go "ok, emotions and my mom" ... they are both there a HUGE part of us, but for some of us, they are both enigmas we rather not deal with trying to understand.

so, why is it that the realm of the moon -- emotions in particular -- are so hard to know and understand within us? in our culture emotions are so imbalanced ... they are at either extreme: the only thing that motivates us, or has nothing to do with our motivations.

personally, i thank pluto in cancer generation -- the sign it was tropically placed to when it was discovered in 1930 for the transformative nature of our emotional bodies. (tropically, pluto was in cancer from 1914 and 1939; sidereally as late as 1954.) if pluto is "diminished" through its new designation, this is an interesting notion because while i've always believe pluto to be a process (much like chiron), the attachment of that process to cancer (and even sidereally gemini) is quite important in our present state of being.

the change in pluto's designation gives a different significance to its "birth" in our consciousness and our development, as well as perhaps its purpose. pluto's process would be directed to its birth and natal chart, and it being in cancer for the prevailing energy (tropical world) of the mass consciousness undeniably links it to the moon. as well, in reality, the realm of gemini (basic keyword communication) would be the focus of its work. hence, those who are working on consciousness in the context of reality pluto would be at work in the gemini functions of being.

why do you suppose that as we are getting deeper and deeper into this shift of consciousness every third person has become a "personal coach"? i mean, honestly, there is a coach, workshop, seminar, retreat or dvd package for every aspect of developing and understanding the individual. the pluto process at work.

this process can further be explored in viewing our social structure and the breakdown of the family structure in america in particular, and perhaps the west in general. as we continue on the individual level of personal empowerment, as we have been watching, it will spread into our corporate structures and community consciousness.

whether your consciousness is the process of pluto in cancer or pluto in gemini ... while we all heal our emotional bodies, those who much teach should teach so that collectively we will rise to a healthier emotional body of consciousness ... working together, this pluto process of transformation can be rewarding, empowering and evolutionary.

join me as i further this discussion on 17 march 2k7 on THE sideREAL world. in honor of my mom's birthday, i chose the moon to talk about ... obviously, with my plutonian twist.

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'