Archive for October, 2013

Chiron Sextiles Pluto: Wholeness in Business

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Chiron and Pluto meet on a mountaintop.

Pluto: Say, Chiron, I thought we could compare notes on what we’ve been up to this year.
Chiron:  Yeah, that’s why they call this a “summit.”
Pluto:  What?
Chiron:  Never mind. I forgot you have no sense of humor.  So what have you been up to this year?
Pluto:  For a couple of years now, while moving through Capricorn, I’ve been busy pushing people to pursue their ambitions and where people and businesses are unethical, I’ve revealed the corruption.  It hasn’t always been pretty, but I’ve been taking out the garbage.
Chiron:  That’s your specialty.
Pluto:  Yes. What have you been doing since you entered Pisces?
Chiron:  Look at this bridge I’ve built—
Chiron points to a lovely structure that begins on the mountain’s side and juts out into the clouds.
Pluto:  Stunning.  What’s it for?
Chiron:  It connects the physical world with the metaphysical one.  Not everyone is capable of crossing this bridge and even fewer know how to come back.
Pluto:  I know some humans who would be very interested in this bridge.
Chiron:  If they pass your test, they are of high integrity.
Pluto:  True.  And that would qualify them to gain access to spiritual truths and wisdom that they can’t get in the physical world.  Which you show them how to get to.
Chiron:  Right.  Let’s try it.  Got any candidates?
Pluto:  Here are my finest.
Pluto snaps his fingers and a line of Human Beings begins to form, straggling up the mountain.  The first Human looks up every once in a while, straining her eyes for a view of her destination, the beautiful bridge.  She arrives at the summit.
Human Being:  Something inside told me that I should come here, but I don’t know why.
Pluto:  Do you run a business?
Human Being:  I am a CEO, yes.
Pluto:  Do you take responsibility for the well-being of your employees?
Human Being:  That responsibility is theirs, but I provide a pleasant work environment and decent pay.
Pluto:  Does your business offer something to the world that the world needs?  Is it something that builds more than it breaks?
Human Being:  It contributes to people’s lives while destroying none.  I feel good about it.
Pluto:  And is the way you do business in alignment with your core values?
Human Being:  Yes.  It is an expression of my core values.  The founders and owners feel the same.
Pluto:  Then you may pass.
He waves her on.  She steps out to the entry of the bridge, where Chiron stands.
Chiron:  If you continue your business in those ways, I have a gift for you, and a promise.
Human Being:  Oh my!  I had no idea!
Chiron:  The gift is that you will gain access to universal wisdom and deep peace of mind.  Your work/life balance is assured.
Human Being relaxes visibly.
Chiron:  The promise is that, when you reach the end of life and you look back on it all, you will feel that you have lived this life in the right way and you will be satisfied down to your bones.  When you leave your body at the end, the knowledge you gained will be poured into the Universal Coffers where others may partake of it and understand.  Do you see the value of this gift and this promise?
Human Being:  Absolutely I do.
Chiron:  Then go back to your life.  It’s not time for you to cross over yet.  Come back at the end of it all.
Human Being turns and walks silently back down the mountain.
Chiron (to Pluto):  Good candidate.  Got more?
Pluto (gesturing):  There’s a whole line of them here.
Chiron:  We’ll be busy until spring of 2014.
Pluto:  At least!
And so they will, as this harmonious sextile between transformative Pluto and bridge-building Chiron continues through February of 2014.

Read my other post about this Chiron-Pluto sextile here:  Chiron and Pluto at the Alchemical Pool of Healing
And read about other sky events in 2013 here: Planetary Trends in 2013

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A Thunderstorm of Tears: October 2013’s Lunar Eclipse

Friday, October 18th, 2013

What to do when emotions get too hot?  Jupiter in Cancer has the solution to this month’s Lunar Eclipse, happening on the Full Moon in Aries.

Details About This Eclipse

Date: October 18, 2013
Time of eclipse: 4:38 PM PST
Type: penumbral (weak in intensity)
Visible in:  Eastern Canada, Europe, Africa
At: 25 degrees Aries
Shadow Agent:  Jupiter in Cancer

Does It Affect You Personally?

If your birthday is on any of the following dates, you’re most likely to experience this eclipse:
October 13-23
January 10-20
April 10-20
July 12-23

Remember, not every eclipse touches everyone, but when it does, it’s usually noticeable.  A lunar eclipse is likely to bring up strong emotions and to be experienced as a subjective event (unlike a solar eclipse, which is likely to be marked by an external, real-world event).  You may notice events happening anytime within the week surrounding the eclipse (up to a few days before or after).  The following script is just one possible way it could go.

You hear a knock at the door.  You answer it.  Lying down in the door-frame is the Sun in Libra, weeping a little, while the bright red Moon in Aries walks over him and into your living room.  
You:  What on earth are you doing?  You could hurt him!
You help the Sun to his feet, where he totters uncertainly.
Moon:  For once, I’m stronger than he is!  So there!
Sun:  I’ll be eclipsing you shortly.
Moon:  You mean the Earth will be eclipsing me.  Sure.  But until that happens, you’ll have to deal with ME!
Sun:  It’s true I don’t do well in Libra.  I feel weakened.  I want to please everybody else before myself.
Moon:  While I have the opposite problem in Aries!  I want my own way and that’s all.  Don’t care who I have to step on.
Sun:  Can’t we do something a little more fair please?
Moon:  Don’t even think about crossing me—I’ll burn your eyebrows off.
Just then the door opens again and Jupiter walks in.  He’s a large guy in a blue costume of some soft fabric that shimmers gently.  
Jupiter:  Am I the only one around here in a sign I like?  (checks)  Oh yeah—I am.  I’m afraid I can’t help but feel self-satisfied about that.
You:  I’ll bet you do.
Jupiter:  But I am here for a reason.  This eclipse that’s coming.  I have a solution.
You:  What’s that?
Jupiter:  A storm of tears.
You:  What?
Jupiter:  Like this.
While you’ve been talking with Jupiter, the Sun and Moon have been moving in a circle, stalking each other.  The Moon is beginning to dim.    
Moon:  I’m not happy about this eclipse thing.  Just letting you know.  (getting louder)  This is really not ok!  I’m getting mad now!  I really am!
Jupiter:  She’s gonna blow any minute—
Sun:  (backing up)  Yikes!
The Moon suddenly turns a dark, angry red.  Jupiter pulls a magic wand out of his voluminous sleeve—
You:  Really, Jupiter?  A magic wand?
Jupiter:  Yup.  I’m a god, after all.
He waves it and a small thundercloud appears in your living room, right over the Moon’s head.  The Sun claps his hands in glee.
Jupiter:  (cheerfully)  Don’t worry—this will pass soon.
A couple of spikes of lightening hit the Moon, then the thundercloud opens up and pours rain on her head.
Moon:  (madder than ever)  Blub-blub-blub—
Jupiter:  Just watch. . .
As the rain pours down on the Moon, she begins to relax and her color changes from dark red to her usual soft blue.  As the burst of rain is slowing down to a gentle drip, she smiles.
Moon:  Ah, I feel so much better!  I just needed a little outburst.  No hard feelings, Sun?
Sun:  (gallantly extending his hand)  None at all.
They shake on it.  Then they link arms and walk out the door together in step.  Jupiter follows.
You:  But wait—what about this mess?
You point to the giant puddle on the floor.
Jupiter:  After an eclipse, there will be some mess to clean up.  It could be worse.  See you later!

Read about other eclipses this year.

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and you want to know what it means for you,
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