All throughout 2020, Pluto, Lord of death, rebirth and evolution squares up against the scorned Eris, goddess of cataclysms, discord and survival of the fittest.
In the contest for survival, there can be only one successor. These two very distant, slow-moving dwarf planets – both about the same size in diameter – play a big part in the greater process of clearing out the dead and patently defunct elements in life. Pluto assists this process by quashing and regenerating souls and Eris by wiping out entire forms that cannot stand the contest. Ultimately, something has to clear away the deadwood, make way for the new, and when they are pitted against one another, we can only expect the “change -or-die” paradigm to loom heavy on all dimensions of our human experience.
Whilst their 3-partile dalliance lasts over 12 months, their effects are felt over the several years, both before and after the square becomes exact. It is this year, however, with Saturn/Pluto also tightly in mode that the most morbid and intensely serious shades of this very ominous aspect manifest.
Their dominance throughout 2020 suggests a most un-natural selection is taking place, since Pluto in Capricorn’s obsession to introduce the new “super-human” somehow manages to outwit and outclass nature’s even most evolutionary ravages.
New biotechnologies such as gene-editing, advanced medicines, vaccines and high-tech surgical procedures matched with special genetically modified superfoods are helping humans hijack nature’s aging process.
On the flip side, atomic-scale ‘natural’ disasters, holocausts, diseases and famines will wipe out many species and masses of people. We say ‘natural’, but one wonders how many are ‘man-made’. With a conjoining Jupiter/Saturn also on Pluto’s side, the boundaries of law and morality will be pushed beyond anything nature’s own selection process has to throw at us.
Who benefits and who loses in the ultimate contest for survival and who upgrades to become the ‘ultimate superhuman’ is anyone’s guess.
But hang on, life is not a contest, is it?
One might think that in the stakes for ‘survival’, grandma and grandpa packed us with all they could to keep the species running. Barring the odd ‘mutant monster’ and the extreme ‘environmental swing’, one should imagine that our DNA generally gives us a fair chance to pull through.
But then, we did say that 2020 was an ‘End Year’, and astrologers have seen the omens for all creation for years to come now.
Eris, the personification of Strife, sister and companion of Mars, is among the primordial forces, belonging to the generation of Nyx, the Night (or darkness). Three times farther from Earth than Pluto, she gives birth to a number of abstract concepts, such as Sorrow (Ponos), Negligence (Lithe), Starvation (Limos), Pain (Algos), and the Oath (Orkos). As the pernicious daughter of the Night, she is placed into the pantheon of gods by Zeus to provide a healthy sense of competition. It was she who threw that damned apple into the mix, prize to the fairest of goddesses, awarded by Paris; thus starting the Trojan War. (read more on Eris here)
The old edict “Change or Die” might sound a bit drastic, but for anyone following these posts, I’ve kept it no secret about the severity these times pose upon the ultimate test to our capacity to adapt, evolve come out in front or perish. It becomes a mad, ruthless scramble with all this Aries/Capricorn energy currently.
In our last Cosmic Bus, we spoke about the devastating cruelty of this super-heavy transit – considering it comes with Saturn. In our next episode, we continue dissecting exactly what this means for us humans since so many seemed shrouded in darkness and a hive of conspiracies to keep us ignorant, sick, hungry and poor.
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