The 1995 to Nov 2008 Pluto in Sagittarius Forecast
This practical memo is a summary of
highlights, based on the 250-year rare lineup. The original text
runs in excess of 80 pages, and breaks into several individual
reports, each with a different focus. What you are about to read
can only be a condensed sample, to direct your attention to
salient features. As always our writings provide practical
guidelines for personal use, but are also meant for wider
application, including corporate strategies, and
A rare celestial message
Whatever it all means, we have until Christmas 2008
to make sense of it.
|Far away Pluto came back to Sagittarius
in January 1995, for the first
time since 1762. The controversial planet is due to leave the taboo
star sign in November 2008 —
not to return until 2250, so slow it moves.
(See Data supplement in right
Pluto is a prime recycling
agent while Sagittarius involves every essential
process whereby a higher functioning of mind is enabled. The combination
suggests a fairly urgent need to go back to the root of what makes us a civilisation,
rather than a decent society.
It's not what progress can do against ignorance,
it's what we can do for progress.
Homage to JFK
This lineup tends to return when a civilisation
is progressing very fast and people can understand it later...
Pluto's 250-year cycle is useful when you are trying to sketch a sociological portrait of
an era. Synthesis is the most difficult function to
operate in the human consciousness.
Synthesis, the dreaded word...
There is no way of summarising history as
we review the year bygone.
The year in hindsight...
The purpose of sociology is to define the issues of our times.
Whether it's at home or in Afganistan,
it is futile to look for a solution when we hardly know what to call the problem. Calling a
giraffe a giraffe, just because Adam had to think of a name in a hurry,
would work just fine for everyone—if anyone could remember the
sound of universal language.
To put this lineup into historical
The last time it happened—from 1748 to 1762—people were busy making really beautiful guns in great
quantities. For the war business was as lucrative as
always—the only way to get into any kind of business, or
just about. And then, of course, you had the old superstitions of
victory, which meant that you had to
have a strong army in order to win a war.
In short, being
progressive consisted in producing more
as quickly as possible, to make sure you had a strong enough
army. Nor could anyone be part of a conflict, just like that.
Having an axe to grind wasn't enough—you had to show
capacity to produce beautiful weapons, as well as many of them.
There was a traditional logic to it: each piece of artillery had
to be artistically crafted, so you might lose the battle and
still make a quid—open a museum, or something.
You could lose the war, the time it took
your soldiers to drag all that heavy artillery into
The 1748-1762 Pluto Return...
This same epochal lineup came back in
1995, just as we were turning into a multicultural civilisation,
which hadn't happened since Babel.
Comparatively, we are about to land on Mars without the faintest
idea how to say, I love you,
in any kind of language. We all know how to
say I love you— and it works just fine, on the basis that if you
make someone happy, the kind of joy you give has to be claimable
as a medical benefit.
The Nature of an Orgasm...
Now love is an obligation and happiness an entitlement.
We even expect the State to provide spiritual enlightenment as due compensation
for social stress.
In a developed society, Pluto
in Sagittarius suggests caution where a conditioning
of the human mind at large is apt to reinforce contrary ideals.
is not an enforcement of happiness.
We are moving 21st Century strategies, with much greater ease but
still with the same general attitude to victory, which often serve
old ideological enemies to rise from their ashes.
The freedom we have achieved against oppressive regimes
must remain a central reference at any rate. But we have used this precious
liberty to keep making one claim after another. We have turned modern
living into a whole system of compensation benefits.
There can never be an end to tantrums on that basis.
IF that were anywhere near as true as it seems, then
it's only fair to say that mental communism is leading the 21st Century,
and the next best rivals are lagging about a thousand miles behind.
We are running that race with blinkers, you could say.
The purpose of psychology is to provide guidelines for addressing an issue. Addressing
any issue is heavyduty business, for two reasons:
(1) We are stuck in a
self-centred view of history.
(2) No one ever
agrees as to what to make of the Big Picture
(see notes in right column).
Pluto in Sagittarius suggests we stop fussing over peace-talks and start reconsidering what
we think we understand as to how a human mind functions—and just
what practical difference can that make to how we run our affairs.
It may be time to realise that we are people, because
we have a mind.
We keep running into multicultural
problems for thinking all alike, rather than because our minds are different!
A la Volterienne
It's not what the society can do for you. You do
something for the world each time you contribute a personal opinion
with some fresh feeling of your own.
Homage to JFK
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Pluto stays over a decade in each star sign, returning
to the same sign 250 years later and no sooner. Last time in Sagittarius:
Keywords for PLUTO:
Abysmal, works in obscure ways (underground,
inner planes, X-Ray, radio, subconscious activity) Superphysical potentialities,
latent faculties, untapped resources Recycling
The Pluto Effect (next update)
Keywords for SAGITTARIUS:
Travel, explore, transcend, odyssey, Taboo,
Higher learning, doctorate, doctrine, creed Intuition, ESP, telepathy,
dreams and anxiety. Verdict, jury, umpire, fairplay
Life is a mess only in that we keep flirting with
Predictions, prophecies, projecting figures, etc.
Assessment of rare
planetary cycles and lineups is a choice tool for worldwide
prediction-making. Not that they quite hand out readymade answers.
You can't project figures from wonderland into
yonder, just because we are on a rollercoaster...
tends to work better if you have some idea of the times we live in.
One for Nostra
You won't get two miles into futuristic
predictions if you can't tell the times you live in from the rest
How Nostradamus did it...
Is the Big Picture just a figure of speech? Those
who get paid to think in global terms all day long won't mind telling
you how they love their job—if they could get started.
How Einstein did it...
Left to its own device, a regular ego will
turn anything into a personal proof of self-significance and any
social reality into a national cult, if possible.
FEAR of GREATNESS
Ironically, the ego is scared of its own
individual greatness, most of all.
The greatest fear is to realise that we have a greatness in
We push the idea of it away with shovels
whenever we see it, so scary it is.
Better, self-esteem consists in finding
positive excuses to deny ourselves any personal merit that might
deviate from fashionable worth.
NATIONAL PRESTIGE works along similar
The Nation does not allow itself to have
its own typical sense of grandeur, for fear of looking like some
multicultural fool, all of a sudden...
We just don't know how to sell the beauty
in our own culture.
Homage to Bruce Lee
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