Hello! It’s been a while…
Would you agree that 2018 has been something of an interior year? Well, with nearly all planets retrograde at one time or another in the past trek around the Sun, what would you expect?
Have you been drawn to introspection? Have you put projects on hold? Have plans you thought were a sure thing gone pear-shaped? Yes? Me too. Well to some extent. I have been busy with my day job as an actor (see my actor blog).
Eventually what has emerged for me is new project to work on over the next year, which brings my two jobs (actor and astrologer) together. I call it Drama by Transit and I will resume a monthly post on this theme as it relates to the transit described below.
In the last decade of the 19th century there was a celestial conjunction that occurs once every 493 years. Pluto and Neptune were in exactly the same place in the sky as viewed from the Earth. These two outer planets and their energies were exactly conjunct at 8 degrees, 37 minutes Gemini on August 2nd of 1891.
This large cycle of almost 500 years, which will repeat in Gemini until the 3800s, sounds, I believe, a base note in world culture.
Fast forward to 2017, 126 years later.
For every two orbits Pluto makes around the Sun (at 248 years a time), Neptune makes three (at 168 year per), and thus they hook up, so to speak, about every half millennium. Meanwhile let us notice that 126 year is about half (within 4 years) of the orbital period of Pluto.
Er yes, well re-reading all that, it does seem a bit heavy on the jargon. Not to worry all you have to know for now is that Pluto and Neptune were conjunct in Gemini in 1891 – among many other things this caused (I reckon) an explosion in language.
So 1891 to 2017. These are the two bookend dates for this project. And I hope all will become clear as we go forward.
Meanwhile, Happy Solstice!