Episcopal Church leaders approved a pact that allows sharing of clergy,
strategy and sacraments with the largest Lutheran denomination in this
country. This historic effort seeks to undo nearly 480 years of theological
and Self-Righteousness: Pluto in Sagittarius
the great reformer and trickster that sparks unprecedented transformation,
currently travels through the sign of Sagittarius. Beyond its optimism
and enthusiasm, Sagittarius is linked to theology, religion, higher thought,
rightness, righteousness and presumably unbiased mental receptivity. But
you know how it is when someone gets the “right” idea. They’re right and
all others not in exact accord with the line of thinking become wayward,
lost and ignorant. Such is the way of Sagittarius sometimes.
many theologies believe their way of belief is more divinely aligned than
others? An easier question would be how many theologies make room for
the doctrine of others? Enter Pluto. Pluto is God’s chief consultant on
Earth. He comes in, finds out what’s wrong and stirs havoc until new dust
settles in presumably better places. Currently, he is ravaging the nature,
foundation and structure of religion (not to mention education, travel
and sports). Other religious issues currently under Pluto’s transformative
eye are gay and lesbian clergy, gay and lesbian marriage and abortion.
(Pluto rules sexuality, the bond of marriage and the fusion of sperm and
egg to create life, and Sag is the belief about each.)
the Other: Jupiter in Gemini
Lutherans, a religion based on the doctrine of the controversial religious
reformer, Martin Luther, have now agreed to a spiritual alignment with
their former “competition,” the Episcopalians. This is perfect, because
Jupiter, the planet ruling religion, just entered Gemini. Gemini is linked
to duplicity and objective consideration, including different concepts
and holding hands in twinship. While Jupiter is in Gemini, it will oppose
Pluto. This opposition insists on a clear and incisive look at differences.
More importantly, the aspect demands understanding of sameness. All religions
seek alignment with the Creator, so they proclaim. That’s what makes religions
all the same.
Reformation Reborn: Jupiter and Pluto Transits
fun, I decided to explore the horoscopes for the time when the Lutherans
split from other Protestant thinking. On Halloween, 1517, (I set the chart
for Noon), Martin Luther nailed his famed 95 theses to the church door
in Wittenburg, Germany. You gotta admit, this Scorpio, Martin Luther (born
November 10, 1483 at approximately 11:00 pm in Eisleben, Germany) had
guts. In this chart, Venus, representing values, stood in the lofty, philosophical
Sagittarius, roughly opposing the Moon in Gemini. Pluto will move over
this Venus position this September at approximately the same time Jupiter
crosses the Moon, the mother of emotional knowing. This is perfect timing
for a reformation of the reformation.
The famous Edict of Worms (May 25, 1521, in Worms, Germany, set for
noon) proclaimed Luther a heretic. In this chart, the Sun in Gemini
widely opposed Jupiter (again the lord of theological belief) in Sagittarius,
while Mercury retrograded (which it did at the time of agreement). Funny
how philosophical Sagittarius can be so narrow and inconsiderate. Both
these edict planetary positions will be touched by the current transits
of Pluto in Sag and Jupiter in Gemini. The evolution set into motion
in the past will evolve and spread now. Again, the religious signatures
receive ample planetary persuasion to grow, mature and increase in receptivity.
the Lutheran-Episcopalian Union Last?
often claim that Mercury retrograde deals with messy communication.
But on a larger level, major negotiations occurring under this planet’s
reversal set the stage for turning the tide of a long-term misunderstanding.
A new religious paradigm has been born. Not only are the Lutherans and
Episcopalians extending hands to one another, other religions show signs
of doing the same. The Pluto in Sagittarius “truth” brings forth the
sense that ultimately we all worship the same God. Pluto represents
the hell of a mess religion has become. Jupiter, while in Gemini, is
proud to accept the multiple names and attributes of the Creator. Let
the healing begin, so say lords Jupiter and Pluto. It’s all the same,
no matter how different it sounds. And so it is. It’s about time for
such a profound Amen.