Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturn Oppose Uranus-- uncover hypocrites

When Pluto was in Sag there was a plethora of trouble (OJ, Columbine, 9/11 to name a few) all big eye candy, all steroids for the 24 news cycle which was so Sag!

Now that Pluto has moved into Cap, the power has shifted but we still see it at work. As we know Capricorn energy is about the pinnacle of success, the top of the food chain, the leaders in government, business and even charity.
Of course, Pluto is about destroying and rebuilding. Put these two together and Pluto will have nothing to do with Capricorn pretense. It walks to the top of the mountain and immediately checks the foundation. Thump, thump, thump, yelling out, “Is this ground solid or hollow?” If it is solid it will build upon it. If it hollow-------“look out below!” And with that comes a land slide, bringing mud, trees and a whole bunch of people.

Case in point, Pluto moved into Capricorn the last week of November and within the first 10 days we got---BERNIE MADOFF. How about that land slide?
Here we are six months later which is still early (will be in effect until 2023) and we had Senator Ensign from Nevada admitting to an affair and Governor Sanford and his love sick news conferences that went on and on and on...
Both men in the hot seat could lose their positions in society which feels very Pluto in Capricorn--at least at first blush. But I actually think there might be a bit more to this than Pluto’s new forage in Capricorn. Especially since both of these guys were exceptionally harsh during the heady (can I say that?) days of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. They had an extreme ‘holier than thou’ attitude about Clinton which went way beyond the usual rhetoric; they were calling for his head. (How many times can I say that word?)

For my astrological money that piece of this equation equals hypocrisy, specifically spiritual or religious hypocrisy. Given religion and spirituality are the property of Sag and Pisces and Uranus is in the last degrees of Pisces receiving an opposition from Saturn, I gotta say that is what I think it churning out some of these curious public humiliation cases. Saturn in Virgo is pushing us all to walk our talk. Make our daily life match our talk. And Uranus over there in Pisces has a lot of talk and beliefs but maybe the actions are not equal to the talk.

Curiously, I was mulling that data for the last couple of weeks when I heard this guy named Doug Coe was the spiritual advisor to both Sanford and Craig. And I remembered thinking, "one guy for those two? He sure is batting zero."

I didn’t think that much of it until I heard a fascinating interview by Terri Gross (Fresh Air : NPR) with Jeff Sharlet. Who has written a new book “The Family”.

In the book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American
Power, author Jeff Sharlet examines the power wielded by a secretive Christian
group known as the Family, or the Fellowship.

The leader of “The Family” is George Coe and “The Family” is not some run of the mill bible belt church. Not by a long shot.

Founded in 1935 in opposition to FDR's New Deal, the evangelical group's views
on religion and politics are so singular that some other Christian-right
organizations consider them heretical

You see, “The Family” seeks not the meek or the mild as often associated with Jesus but instead they believe God’s way is by reaching the wealthy and the powerful.

The group's approach to religion, Sharlet says, is based on "a sort of
trickle-down fundamentalism," which holds that the wealthy and powerful, if they
"can get their hearts right with God ... will dispense blessings to those
underneath them."

Well, the last time trickle down was in our zeitgeist it proved to be a huge failure and even though The Family has been around since 1935 I have to wonder if they it will survive Saturn Oppose Uranus---and Pluto in Cap.

Take a read and a listen to this piece and you’ll also wonder about their future. It is fascinating.


  1. Very interesting. I heard an interview with Sharlet about the Family on Democracy Now! quite awhile ago (I checked, and it's not on their website now). They basically think might (or more specifically wealth) makes right. Makes sense the big hypocrites are connected with them.

    It would be really interesting to see a chart for when the organization started, wouldn't it? I wonder if there's a more specific date in the book?

  2. Interesting, Zann about Democracy Now. I had not even heard of The Family until now. I thought the same thing about a chart. Let me see if I can find a date. But what is interesting is that we are revisiting some aspects from the 30' everything old is new again.

    but like I said, I think a lot of hypocrites will be outted during these final days of Uranus in Pisces.

  3. Honestly, I think this blog keeps me from going crazy lately. "Destroying and rebuilding" is so much of my life right now!

  4. Tracy, thanks! You've enlightened me with this post. Finally certain things make sense. This kind of Christianity isn't about Christ, at all. I will stop trying to relate as if it really was.

  5. I have to say even I am a bit surprised that I didn't connect the dots with Uranus in these final days of Pisces and they hyporcrisy earlier.... but, man oh, man, what Uranus misses Pluto will find!

  6. Uranus shakes out the rug, and Pluto deep cleans it! :-)

    And E.V. it's pretty much the antithesis of Christ's message: he was always berating the religious leaders of his day, and calling them hypocrites! Plus he hung out with outcasts and working folks, and talked about caring for the poor. The Family would never accept him as a member!