Jupiter and Pluto are locked in a battle of wills in the sky right now – the second phase of the challenging square (90 degree) aspect that began last November.
Jupiter and Pluto both have something to do with the idea of truth. Jupiter, a personal planet, represents our own individual truth – the philosophies and ideas about truth (theology) that we formulate for ourselves and then share with others in religions or through publishing these ideas. Pluto, a transformational planet, is concerned more with Ultimate Truth – a Truth that is beyond any of our individual ideas of what is true, but the real Truth of life and death.
Under this Jupiter/Pluto alignment we have seen an increase in “fake news” – both real and imagined – and an ever decreasing burring of the line between truth and fiction. Truth is seen to be a lie, and lies are seen as the truth to the point where Time Magazine’s new issue asks “Is Truth [Jupiter] Dead [Pluto]“?
Under the square between Jupiter and Pluto the President of the United States has declared a war (Pluto) on media (Jupiter) and declares most news (Jupiter) as being lies (Pluto) unless it’s complimentary of him.
A recent “fake news” story about a Hillary Clinton’s involvement in an alleged child sexual abuse ring operating out of a pizza parlor dubbed Pizzagate circulated widely before it was debunked by Alex Jones himself who perpetrated the story. However, 50 people gathered in DC to protest the fact that the so-called scandal was ignored by the media and refused to believe that the story wasn’t true.
Evidence of a War on Truth is everywhere and from viewpoints all across the spectrum:
- The very definition of “fact” was called into question by the President’s adviser, Kellyanne Conway, and Merriam Webster dictionary found it necessary to post an article defining “fact.”
- Billy Graham’s publication finds the War on Truth to be a violation of “God’s prescribed order.”
- The conservative Center for Research on Globalization finds that the war against truth is a phenomenon of western governments generally.
- The War on Truth is a “Funeral Pyre for Science” according to this publication.
The final square formation between Jupiter and Pluto will occur in August 2017. It’s difficult to imagine where we will go from here – will we ever return to a world in which there is an understandable Truth to which we can all agree? About anything?