All throughout 2020 and into 2021, Pluto squares up against Eris. The closing square of this centuries-long synodic cycle between these two outermost known dwarf planets commenced in 1756 at 18°♐32′. The principle here is one of evolution vs natural selection, which effectively means transform or miss out entirely.
In the ultimate race for survival, there can be only one heir. These two very distant, slow-moving dwarf planets – both about the same size in diameter – play a great part in the greater process of clearing out the dead and patently defunct elements in life. Pluto (Hades), ruler of the underworld, assists this process by ruthlessly quashing the weak and empowering the strong, effectively regenerating souls into the ‘strongest’ successors of each generation.
Eris, sister of Ares (Mars) defends the plight of those (species) who do not even qualify to run the contest. Yes, certain elements will miss out entirely, become expunged from all existence. Such is the cruel force of nature. But they will not go down without a fight, leaving tremendous strife and turmoil for those who are left behind. The “Apple of Discord” is another way of describing any action or situation that causes dissension and turmoil and causes more trouble than it’s worth.
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 entanglement throughout 2020-21 suggests a most un-natural selection is taking place since Pluto in Capricorn’s obsession to introduce a new-mode “super-human” somehow manages to outclass even nature’s most crushing evolutionary blows.
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’, our ancestors packed us with all the chutzpah necessary to keep your end of the species running. Barring the odd ‘mutant monster’ and the extreme ‘environmental swing’, one should imagine that our current DNA would commonly give us the best chance to pull through, given that it has survived all the nasties that came before.
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.
Let the games begin…
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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