This morning, June 24, there seems to be an overwhelming sense of stunned disbelief throughout Europe on the results of the British referendum that narrowly voted for Britain to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will step down in the Fall, saying the nation needs “fresh leadership.”
As the Mutable Grand Cross wanes, a major aspect of outer planets coming into play at this time is Pluto trine Jupiter, which signals powerful social transformation. Pluto in Capricorn is the deep and relentless transformation of authority and structures of all kinds. Pluto is in retrograde so it’s likely much is going on behind closed doors that has yet to be revealed until after Pluto stations direct in late September.
The trine to Jupiter provides a supportive boost to Pluto enabling it’s transformative power to gain full expression. Jupiter in Virgo is about practicality and getting down to the business of humble hard work, which appears to be at least part of the ideology behind the Brexit vote.
It’s also significant that Jupiter recently made another exact conjunction to the North Node of the Moon, signaling fated events that change the course of destiny.
The Sabian Symbol for Pluto rx at the 17th degree of Capricorn is: “A repressed woman finds a psychological release in nudism.”
Rudhyar’s keynote: The escape from bondage to social inhibitions and a reliance upon the wisdom of the body.
The symbol for Jupiter at the 17th degree of Virgo is: “A volcanic eruption.”
Keynote: The explosive energy of long repressed contents of the subconscious.
Mars retrograde in Scorpio
Mars in Scorpio is retrograde and at a standstill as it prepares to go direct. When Mars is retrograde, it’s warrior-like energy acts in unexpected ways and it’s station can be a building up of frustration to a breaking point.
It is stationed at 23 Scorpio forming a stressful aspect the Uranus-Ceres-Eris conjunction in Aries…
Ceres joins Uranus-Eris in Aries
I’ve written recently about the chaotic revolutionary aspect of the Great Awakener Uranus joined to Eris, Goddess of Discord, that we’ve seen trigger shocking world events in recent weeks.
Now Ceres, joins the mix as she makes and exact conjunction to Uranus at 24 Aries, the degree symbolizing faith in new possibilities.
Ceres represents nurturing but also separation, and the grief associated with the loss – or threat of loss – of what is held precious. This is the necessary pain of evolution such as when the child leaves the nest and must move on.
Ceres, in Greek mythology is Demeter, Goddess of Fertility, Harvest and Grain. Her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades and taken as his wife in the Underworld. Ceres/Demeter was stricken with grief at the separation. In a fury she destroyed all the crops on Earth and vowed to continue her destruction until her daughter was returned. Eventually, Zeus intervened and allowed Persephone to spend half of the year on Earth with her mother and the rest of the year as Queen of the Underworld.
We see Persephone’s return to the sunlight symbolized in the seasons of Spring and Summer and her return to the Underworld in Fall and Winter.
Alison Chester-Lambert expresses the Ceres insight beautifully ~
“There is no greater love on earth than the love of a mother for a child. When this love takes us to our own `underworld` of death and humility whilst we are still living, then we are truly in the greatest pain known to mankind. A personal hell on earth.
Surely then, this is when the strangest of things can happen. We grow. Our soul grows. We can see and feel the intensity of a flower. We can experience a side of ourselves that would be unknowable otherwise. We see our soul, and the reason for it`s existence. The darkest hour has the greatest light. And Ceres takes our hand. She walks with us and tends us in this pain. She tends us while we grow.”