Pluto conjunct Galactic Center

The individual experience of Pluto on the Galactic Center

As we approach the mid-phase of Pluto’s conjunction to the Galactic Center I’ve received several emails asking about how this is likely to affect us on a more personal level, and the fact is that we really don’t know. There are very few astrologers who use the Galactic Center in charts, and therefore there is little research to suggest what forms this experience may take. However it manifests we can be sure of one thing: it will be different for everyone depending on their charts.

There was an active argument on a listserve last year about whether or not eclipses have an effect on individuals. Some swear by eclipses and for others, like me, they make no impression whatsoever. It appeared to me from that discussion that the more lunar types with a Cancer emphasis or prominent Moon were most likely to experience an eclipse in their personal lives.

Those of us with planets at 25-30 degrees are most likely to experience this dynamic because we are being affected by the transit of Pluto over those points in any case. Pluto drives us relentlessly towards transformation, creating endings and new beginnings in order to align us more completely in our evolutionary journey. As it concludes its travel through Sagittarius, it is working to clear away the ideological debris in order to prepare for its entry into Capricorn where it will begin the transformation of the strucures of government, wealth and mores.

On a personal level I believe that we are being realigned now in a way that transcends the details of our individual lives. The Galactic Center is the soul of our planetary system and as humans we are part of a spiraling series of collectives: our families, our communities, our nations, our planet, our solar […]

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By |2007-06-23T09:58:00-04:00June 23rd, 2007|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on The individual experience of Pluto on the Galactic Center

Pluto and the Galactic Center, Part II

Pluto will conjunct the Galactic Center in July for the second time as Pluto retrogrades in Sagittarius, with the final hit coming in October of this year. This event only occurs once every 248 years and appears to portend a shift in cultural awareness. The Mayans were familiar with the Galactic Center, which they thought to be the source of all creation and which they called Hunab Ku.

Rather than a big and showy cataclysmic event, this cycle of Pluto (transformation) to the center of our galaxy is more likely to bring about a gradual deepening of our individual wisdom and a shift in our collective attention. You can read more about this event and its historic implications here.

Meanwhile, I have been reading a very interesting blog called “Consciousness, Spirituality and Infinite Knowledge” from Mike Eggleston which I’ll add to the blogroll. Mike says that the Mayan calendar “shows, beyond a shadow of a doubt when energies and levels of consciousness have begun and shifted to the next level, the breakthroughs in human existence, from National to Industrial to Religions, Technology and so forth.” I particularly like these paragraphs:

Like all prophecy waiting around for a certain date and expecting something to happen is ignorance, self fulfilling and a result of the duality of the human condition. It is a goal we must work towards on individual and collective levels. We must consciously co create. We must literally BE THE CHANGE we wish to see in the world. We must be able to work towards enlightenment, to raise our vibrations and begin to see and separate ourselves from the old mindset of Materialism, Separation, War, Greed, and Egotism and see […]

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By |2007-06-20T19:41:00-04:00June 20th, 2007|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Pluto and the Galactic Center, Part II

Pluto, the Galactic Center, Ceres and Bees

Jill wrote a post yesterday about the sudden disappearance of honeybees, and subsequent research turned up this article which connects weather anomalies to changes in the Gulf Stream circuit, an event which occurred between December 11 and 19th just as Pluto was making its first conjunction to the Galactic Center. There is a link which shows a short period where the Gulf Stream stops flowing towards Europe and flows back down without completing its normaly circuit. Earlier this month I wrote about my hypothesis that the effect of Pluto conjunct the GC, which historically has seemed to bring about major shifts in human civilizations every 248 years that it occurs, seems to have brought the issue of climate change to the forefront of mass awareness.

The disappearance of the honeybees appears to have begun with a sudden dropoff in bee poulations in mid December. There is some speculation that genetically modified seeds may have a role to play. Another peculiarity is that many of the bees are abandoning the hives and leaving their stores of honey and pollen, suggesting that there is something toxic in the hives themselves, and scientists have found up to four different kinds of viruses and fungi in the bees that remain in the hive.

A loss of bees would be devastating to agriculture, since honeybees are responsible for 80% of pollination of crops around the world. Looking back to the reclassification of Ceres which linked it to the Plutonic archetype, we should remember that in her grief the mythological Ceres caused starvation and famine before she negotiated the partial release of her daughter from Pluto’s underworld. In playing god through technological interference with the processes of nature, we may be replaying the drama of Persephone’s abduction and the […]

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By |2020-11-03T13:27:11-05:00April 24th, 2007|Ecology|Comments Off on Pluto, the Galactic Center, Ceres and Bees

Ceres and the Pluto/Galactic Center Conjunction

As most of you know, Pluto was reclassified last year joining Ceres and Eris as dwarf planets (I personally wish they had kept the initial name of Plutons, but oh well). This has not changed the effect that Pluto has in the birthchart, which is to bring us face to face with our deepest fears and our highest destiny, but it introduced two new elements to the Plutonic process: Ceres and the newly discovered Eris.

Last December Pluto conjoined the Galactic Center for the first time in 248 years. The Galactic Center is the point at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, and you can read more about it in my earlier article here. From my research it appears to me that the Pluto/GC conjunctions point to a major shift in human evolution, and it seems evident that the major turnaround occurring now is in the growing awareness of climate change. Pluto recently turned retrograde and is heading towards the second phase of the conjunction cycle, and there has been a sudden explosion in the acceptance of the idea that the climate is changing and the earth is growing warmer and that this rapid change is primarily due to human activity.

Astrology is a symbolic system, and there is a synchronicity of meaning behind the symbols. It therefore makes sense that when the symbols are changed there is a change of meaning as well. Ceres was discovered in 1801 and named as a planet, but was reclassified as an asteroid in 1846 after a number of other asteroids were discovered as well. Ceres is an “earth mother” archetype and goddess of the harvest. She was responsible for the feeding and nourishment of humans; her main role was to encourage […]

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By |2019-11-10T19:17:48-05:00April 15th, 2007|Ecology|Comments Off on Ceres and the Pluto/Galactic Center Conjunction

The Pluto process and the galactic center shift

With Mars conjunct Pluto and the G.C. this week there are a lot of theories about the significance, if any, of the Galactic Center shift. The spirituality boards are fired up and here are some of the things I’ve found:

Mars conjuncts Pluto near the Galactic Center on the 13th. Mars then enters Capricorn on the 16th. The Sun enters Aquarius on the 20th. Jupiter in Sagittarius squares Uranus in Pisces on the 22nd. Venus enters Pisces on the 27th. There’s a sense of deepening heaviness, gravity as time goes on. It’s ironic that the energies are so flowing now in comparison to recent years. You wouldn’t expect this mounting heaviness. But this is the nature, the gravity of the unconscious. If you are not conscious with it, it will drag you down. Your intentions will come manifest. Do you want your intentions to be unconscious based on your karmic crud? Or would you like to be consciously intending your manifestations? Time will tell. Mark Krueger

Remembering that we inform the mysteries as much as they inform us and noting the coming together of these major transformative cycles with the December Solstice near Galactic Center (a 26,000 year timing) with Pluto (a 248 year timing, with the Lunar Standstill (a 19 year timing) with Jupiter (a 12 year timing) this may well be a once in many eons of time kind of Celestial Event. We at least know it can’t have happened since the last turning of the Galactic Wheel 26,000 years ago. Cosmologically this is, simply said, bigger than BIG and the question is how are we choosing to participate? When we use the power to inform with the intent to transform ourselves and the planet without attachment to the results, but rather trusting what […]

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By |2017-04-02T09:43:17-04:00January 13th, 2007|Consciousness|Comments Off on The Pluto process and the galactic center shift