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Monday, December 10, 2012

Birthing Pains & Rewards: Saturn Sextiles Pluto on 12/27/12

With Saturn now in Scorpio, we must own our desires and their consequences. Saturn was last in Scorpio late 1982 through 1985, with Pluto also in Scorpio in 1983/84.[1] Pluto now in Capricorn sextiles Saturn this month, and the crucial issues of today resonate intensely with that generation who, 28 years later, in their first Saturn Return, are ready to take on the challenge of managing our global resources, in a more respectful relationship with Mother Earth.

On December 27th, 2012, Saturn at 9 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto at 9 degrees Capricorn in a rare mutual reception,[2] -- as each planet occupies the other's sign. Let’s take a closer look at the concept of a mutual reception. Imagine swapping lives with a person from another class, culture or country. A fine example is Mark Twain’s ingenious story, The Prince and the Pauper (and it is synchronic that our attention is lately drawn to the UK’s Prince’s wife Kate’s morning sickness, which puts the royals in the same human category of concern as every couple, rich or poor, who’s ever conceived a child, and needs help). In the story, a London pauper swaps identities with Prince Edward, turning many lives upside down as a result. And by swapping identities, each learns more about who they each are at their core.

Saturn teaches us responsibility, to step up to the plate and behave as adults. Pluto demands transformation. These are astrology’s two “heaviest” energies because they require obedience to material and cosmic laws, as the planets of karma and rebirth.

In discussing Pluto,[3] Dr. Oskar Adler quotes Schiller: “The old is overthrown, time changes; and a new life out of the ruins grows.” Adler wrote of Saturn-Pluto aspects: “Conscience steadily reminds of past guilt. One struggles to attain a good conscience. Hard aspects show the pains and darkness of this struggle, soft ones the blessings of hard earned victory.” Adler called Pluto in Capricorn a time of counter-revolution: “tendencies originate for a practical life conduct opposed to all utopias, guided by the key of a reality that does not want to risk good for something questionably better. One wants to apply lessons learned from past mistakes, to gain firm ground."

The expediency and pragmatism of this sextile can help governments restructure debt, taxes and regulate corporations and banks. Effectively managing resources on global scales can limit destructive potentials. This sextile also urges us to explore our own drives, rectify karmic patterns, and learn from mistakes, to build a better life for future generations. If we accept the need to evolve, to purge ourselves of the dross of past misdoings, this can be a time of great reconciliation and reformation.

Let us labor together in earnest -- a new birth awaits!

[1] Visit http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1984.html for examples of this energy.
[2] The last Saturn/Pluto mutual reception was in 1277 to 1278.
[3] The Testament of Astrology, Seq. 3 (‘World of the Planets and Man’); Lecture 11
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For 40+ years, Astrologer Amy Shapiro has nurtured soul growth with skills and services drawn on her training with Astrologer Isabel Hickey, William Swygaard, Jo Onvlee, John Chung Li and Dr. Oskar Adler. Amy was the first Clerk for NCGR and an early President of NCGR- Boston. She co-discovered a technique with Astrologer Ron Davison called The Relationship Chart or as she calls it The Conception Chart of the Relationship due to its esoteric implications.

Her TV and radio show, "Good Heavens!" won her wide acclaim with the public and her Good Heaven’s column appeared monthly in Dell Horoscope Magazine. She founded the Cape Ann School of Astrology and has been a consultant, editor and writer for Para Research, Astral Research, Cosmic Communications and Dell Horoscope. After earning her MA in Education and Psychology, she earned an M.Ed. in Counseling, and trained in stress management, T’ai Chi, meditation, visualization; reincarnation, hypnotherapy and nutrition. She has been as a Head Start Advisor, taught at Wheelock and Endicott Colleges, and trained at Harvard’s Mind-Body Institute and New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

She has dedicated 20+ years to The Testament of Astrology, a 7-volume course by Austrian Astrologer Dr. Oskar Adler, and has now published a comprehensive Curriculum Guide for the entire 7 volume series. She has also written and published Dr. Adler's biography called Dr. Oskar Adler: A Complete Man. Her other books include One Sex to the Other – Reincarnation and the Dual-Gender Soul, The Dis-Appointment Book –A Human Therapy Guide to Conquering DisappointmentsShe coauthored the book Questioning the Oracle—The IChing and The Gift of the Tortoise-New Insights into the I-Ching.

Her newest book with Jay Hickey called Never Mind, is Isabel’s last book, never before published. Along with the book, she has written an Astrological Natal Report adapted from Issie’s Astrology A Cosmic Science, called “Your Cosmic Blueprint: A Seeker’s Guide.” The Natal report and program are available at http://www.newagesages.com/.

With her husband, Ed Kaznocha, Amy raised two sons in Gloucester, MA, where they enjoy gardening and landscaping. 

Other Blog Posts by Amy: December 2012 Astrological ForecastInside Out and Outside InRobin Rousseau's Novel Romance ~ Portsmouth: A Love StoryOctober 2012 Astrological ForecastMars in Scorpio - What Legacy Compels You to Act?A Gardener’s Dream: No Soil? No Problem!The Mercury Wave: Retro Direct, Astrological Forecast for August 2012This Pivotal Year ~ Uranus goes Retrograde on July 13th2012 A Pivotal Year2012 - A Pivotal Year - Coping with ChangesWhose Astrologer Are You?

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