Thursday, April 12, 2012

Caine's Arcade; A story of Aries & Capricorn

Yesterday I was on my way to pick up my son from school when I heard a lovely story on NPR about "Caine's Arcade". I was so moved by it that I went snooping for more info and I found the link to the little video.

When I hear news and stories I often think of the astrology of our time and frankly this piece speaks to me of the square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Squares for the most part are tough aspects partly because they put two energies up against each other that at first blush appear to be disparate but when you take a moment and really look at them they are talking about similiar energy but processing it differently. And that is a rub. A rub which can be a huge pain in the ass but often on the other side of it there is a gift---

So, here we have 9 year old Caine who made an arcade out of cardboard boxes in the yard of his father's auto part store last summer. No school,no camp he had to go to work with his dad (Cap). He was the only kid (Aries). Feeling industrious (Capricorn) he worked (Capricorn) all summer to get his arcade just the way he saw it in his mind (Aries) and he did it all by himself (Aries). The problem was--he did not have one customer. Square. Until this guy came looking to buy a door handle for his car.

He was Caine's first customer. He was smitten.

You will be as well.

Prepare to get misty.


  1. I love this story! The door knob guy and his friends even started a college fund for Caine and it already is at 100K. They are setting up a trust fund for him. This story really restores my faith in humanity :)

  2. It is a fabulous story. I saw that he got 60k in donations and the goal is 100k.
    I will be sending something.

    I also want to take my son there. Such a beautiful story.

  3. You are right - I was totally misty(actually,had tears streaming down my face!)
    What a beautiful story.

  4. How sweet! I see also a lot of Fifth House action, and Pluto energy (in Cap now, the Re-builder!) by making something totally new and fun from waste cardboardboxes... Great story!