Thursday, August 19, 2010
Pluto & The Times
My good friend and astrologer Carol Tonsing and I were ruminating on Pluto's current journey when she pointed out something I had not even considered.
As you know, I 've been fascinated with this vampire phenomenon....it's been around for some time via the Anne Rice books, but the new vampire series are bringing this character very deeply into modern culture. Especially True Blood, which has vampires doing blogs, drinking synthetic blood, entering politics, demanding their rights. I noticed with the vampire's blogs that fans are writing to the characters just as if they exist. It has incorporated characters from ancient cultures: the maenad, the werewolf, the vampire itself and fantasized a dialogue between the supernatural ancient creatures and the modern characters.
Then there's the idea that vampires are buried underground, in crypts or coffins, that they are creatures of the earth...fossils, like fossil fuel! But the vampire fossils are feeding on us, instead of vice versa.
The whole detox craze now is about digging in our bodies.
Been listening to Plutonian old timers like Merle Haggard, a very Pluto/Neptune singer, spent time in jail, etc. Somehow I find that deep trailer-trash voice appealing now. I also love the TV show "Pickers" where guys roam the country looking for valuable junk in hellacious places ..... There's a whole lotta digging going on.
Once again, Pluto is going on everywhere....hidden in plain sight.