Astrology and Anthroposophy

23 November 2009

Saturn square Pluto

This blog post will deal with the relation of Saturn square Pluto to earth and to mankind in general rather than to the individual. The planet Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and is associated with authority, the government, business and orthodox religion among other things.

Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio and it was discovered as recently as 1930. It is associated with some of the happenings of that time for instance organised crime and atomic power. It also has to do with sex and with mighty sub-earthly forces. Pluto acts like a volcano, it brings matters from deep beneath the surface out into the open.

Please note that the outer ring of the star charts shows the constellations and the inner ring, the signs. Click on a star chart to get an enlarged, clear picture.

--World War l-- Saturn conjunct Pluto------Huang He Floods--Saturn opposite Pluto

Charles Harvey in his book Anima Mundi indicates the importance of looking at the complete cycle of a planet through the zodiac. Pluto spends about 21 years in each zodiac sign. From November 1983 until November 1995 Pluto was in sign of Scorpio and AIDS was the big topic during that time. Then Pluto was in Sagittarius until November 2008 when the focus shifted to religious matters and it was during this time that the sexual abuse by the clergy was exposed. About the time that Pluto moved into Capricorn the large banks and building institutions started to come under the spotlight. Inappropriate lending practices and the overblown value of properties were exposed.

World War ll-- Saturn square Pluto----India & Pakistan Conflict--Saturn conjunct Pluto

In mundane astrology, we look at the current planetary positions and aspects in relation to events occurring in the world. At this time the planet Saturn is in the sign of Libra (constellation Virgo) and is square to Pluto in the sign of Capricorn (constellation Sagittarius.) The aspect was exact on November 15. Due to the retrograde movement of Saturn the square aspect will occur again on 31 January 2010 and once more after Saturn goes direct on 21 August 2010. With this last contact of the series of squares, the planet Uranus will also be involved being opposite to Saturn and square to Pluto.

Vietnam War Protests--Saturn opposite Pluto---Watts Riots--Saturn opposite Pluto

In his book Cosmos and Psyche, Richard Tarnas relates Saturn-Pluto contacts to very difficult and negative, even evil, events in the world, including the Cold War, First World War, India-Pakistan conflict, international terrorism, massacres, Middle East crisis, political corruption, Second World War and World Trade Center destruction. One event not mentioned by Tarnas, the Huang He Floods in China in 1931, is considered to be the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded. Human casualties were estimated to have been in the region of 3.7 to 4 million people.

World Trade Center Disaster-Saturn opposite Pluto

The book Results from the Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar by Maria Thun has a chapter on weather observations. She says that Pluto in square aspect to one of the old planets, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn, causes volcanic eruptions and in regions with no volcanic activity there will be violent storms. Such an aspect with Moon or Mercury would be very brief whereas with Saturn it could last for several weeks.

We won’t know for some time what events will accompany the current Saturn-Pluto square. Here in Ireland we are experiencing the heaviest flooding in living memory and similar flooding is occurring in the UK. The swine flu vaccination program is in full swing with a product that, according to news reports, has not been properly tested while the manufacturer is being been indemnified by the Government. The first death attributed to the vaccination was reported yesterday in England and thousands of people have reported adverse effects. Some people might also be concerned that the Hadron Collider in Switzerland was started up again, after a previous aborted effort, last Friday.

November 2009--Saturn square Pluto----August 2010-Saturn square Pluto & opposite Uranus

I generally try to keep an upbeat mood in my blog but I think we do need to acknowledge that this is indeed a challenging time. By Autumn 2010 we should begin to see a change for the better.

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