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Pluto in Capricorn – destruction of the Vatican?

Pope BenedictCapricorn rules the structures that give our society form and maintain social order, and for 1500 years the most powerful social structure on our planet has been the Roman Catholic Church. With its own city, its own government and its own rules, the Church answers to no worldly leaders. In fact, for hundreds of years the Church was the supreme authority over even the most powerful of monarchs.

So the current scandal in the Catholic church is about more than pedophilia; it’s about the very question of whether or not the Church is answerable to the governments of men. Dharmaruci at Astrotabletalk has had an interesting series of articles on “Popegate.”   In one recent article he writes:

This could be a terminal crisis for the Catholic Church. It is a huge issue. Rowan Williams, the head of the Anglican Church, recently commented on BBC Radio 4: “I was speaking to an Irish friend recently who was saying that it’s quite difficult in some parts of Ireland to go down the street wearing a clerical collar now. And an institution so deeply bound into the life of a society, suddenly becoming, suddenly losing all credibility – that’s not just a problem for the Church, it is a problem for everybody in Ireland.”

I am sure the same situation must be arising wherever the paedophile scandal has come out. And of course it is not just about paedophiles. It is about the whole culture that has created so many of them. They are symptoms of a deeper sickness. The Church of course does not see it like that, and to that extent I think it will not be able to adapt and survive.

DR also […]

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By |2022-09-13T12:32:36-04:00April 12th, 2010|Crime, Planetary cycles|4 Comments

Pope facilitates the beginning of healing under Chiron and Neptune

Better late than never I suppose:

The sexual abuse of children is not just a “heinous crime” but a “grave sin” that offends God and wounds human dignity, Pope Benedict XVI  said Tuesday after a two-day meeting with Irish Catholic bishops at the Vatican.

The weakening of faith has also been a “significant contributing factor” in the sexual abuse of minors, the pope said, adding that “current painful situation will not be resolved quickly.”

The pope’s comments came in a written Vatican statement at the end of the meeting, the largest one yet about the scandal that has rocked the church from Ireland to the Vatican and beyond.

A damning report by an independent Irish commission in November found the Catholic Church in Ireland had covered up the “widespread” abuse of children from 1975 to 2004.

Today, on the exact conjunction of Chiron (wounding and healing) and Neptune (spirituality and sacrifice) the Pope took a step towards healing the victims of the widespread sexual abuse that afflicted Catholic churches not only in Ireland but all over the world.

read more here…

The healing of wounds that is Chiron’s specialty has been in the news lately on another topic: thehealing of Iraq war veterans through talking about their experiences:

The act of killing is as fundamental to war as oxygen is to fire. Yet it is also the one thing many combat veterans avoid discussing when they return home, whether out of shame, guilt or a deep fear of being misunderstood.

But a new study of Iraq war veterans by researchers in San Francisco suggests that more discussion of killing may help veterans cope with an array of mental health problems stemming from war.

The study, published last week in The Journal of Traumatic Stress, found that soldiers who reported having killed in combat, or who gave orders that […]

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By |2022-09-13T12:43:34-04:00February 16th, 2010|Health & Healing|Comments Off on Pope facilitates the beginning of healing under Chiron and Neptune

Alito’s personality is unveiled

Now that the hearings have begun, we’re starting to see more about how Alito really works. Alito is an Aries male, and to really understand an Aries male from the inside check out this poem sent by a poster here, Michael J. Farrand. It really captures the essence of the Warrior archetype. My earlier post named Alito the “Cautious Warrior” and this is proving to be true. Although we don’t have Alito’s birth time which would give us his rising sign/ascendant which describes the mask that he wears to the world, quotes like this give us a good indication:

“He’s mild-mannered without the bombast of Scalia,” said Elliot Mincberg, legal director of People for the American Way. “For that reason he’s more dangerous.”

Outside the Beltway quotes an article in The New Republic by Andrew Siegel, former clerk for Justice Stevens:

If you are a fan of the justices who fought throughout the Rehnquist years to pull the Supreme Court to the right, Alito is a home run–a strong and consistent conservative with the skill to craft opinions that make radical results appear inevitable and the ability to build trusting professional relationships across ideological lines. If, on the other hand, you are a committed opponent of the Scalia-Thomas-Rehnquist agenda who has been carefully evaluating O’Connor’s potential replacements with concern for the Court’s future direction, Alito might be the most dangerous possible nominee.

As we’ve seen from his chart, Alito’s mild manner belies a fiery individual with passionate views. However, Mercury conjuncts his Aries Sun, giving him a mercurial quality that is somewhat slippery. He has the ability to slip in and out of intellectual situations, and we have seen this in the hearings in his ability to speak eloquently and yet not answer the question posed. On […]

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By |2022-09-13T12:34:43-04:00January 12th, 2006|Politics|Comments Off on Alito’s personality is unveiled
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