Generation x :rise of the slacker: By Mark Metheny


mark_profileGeneration x :rise of the slacker
March 5, 2012

I’m going to speak to a certain group of people now. This may appeal to others as well but I’m particularly speaking to the people of my generation, Generation X , if you will. There is much debate about when the Generations actually start and end but I have correlated the different generations with their Pluto signs as I think each generation has their own power structure and their own mark to make on society. Pluto is the Planet [or Planetoid you choose ] that rules how we evolve as a society and individually.

 I have seen Gen X as starting anywhere from either side of 1965 going on through to as late as 1982.I put it as 10/20/1956 to 07/30/1972 But to narrow it down I am looking even more at the group with the tight Uranus Pluto conjunction in Virgo say from the dates 08/1962 to 12/1969.

We have been called slackers and spent a large part of our time nonconforming and raging against corporate America and other fun activities. It just so happens now that as many of  us should be in the middle of our “careers” or easing into middle age it is our turn to step up to the plate and leave our mark as a generation.

Having  spent much time disenchanted with the main stream and ignoring marketing ploys sent to us through our tv’s and computers we are now staring down our futures and realizing that the world isn’t any less screwed up than when we first started ridiculing it. As a collective our Generation is now being activated by retrograde mars running amok through Virgo which is activating said Uranus Pluto conjunction. Also Chiron is back in Pisces which it was when those of us in the ballpark of 50 to either side were born. Thirdly Neptune, which rules our imagination is now in the sign of Pisces and starting to form an opposition to our natal Uranus Pluto conjunctions. Lastly, Pluto is currently in the sign of Capricorn forming a trine to our Uranus Pluto Natal conjunctions.

The people born between August of 1962 and December of 1969 are being awakened to make their mark in the world and help everyone heal on a physical and psychic level.

The Uranus Pluto conjunction in Virgo in the Birth charts for these people has lent itself to being very analytical and skeptical of information we are being told. I know few people in our age group that get their news from the mainstream media. I know many that are single, divorced , never been married or don’t have children , much more so than any other generation near us. I think this is good that we aren’t gullible or naïve and that we look into things for ourselves. However, this can breed a sense of constant inner dissatisfaction that can be hard to overcome. Are we too cynical for our own good?

This conjunction is being activated by Mars transit through Virgo. Mars went into Virgo November 9thof last year, turned retrograde on January 23rd of this year, will station and go forward on April 13thand finish its visit through Virgo the first week of July. Now Mars is very aggressive by nature and works on an instinctual level, Virgo is very analytical and anal retentive, to a fault sometimes, but great at fixing problems. When Mars is retrograde its energy is turned inwards, so Mars has a lot of things to fix while it’s in Virgo, but when the energy is turned inwards it becomes frustrated and irritable. It wants to fix many things and usually at the same time as the Virgo frenetic energy can work on many things simultaneously when undisturbed. This frustration leads to a sense of introspection to analyze what is worth doing and what is just busy work. Discriminate between what activities or battles are of value and what is just OCD. What is the fix for this?

As mentioned earlier Neptune and Chiron are both in the sign of Pisces and traveling very close together and they will be opposing the Uranus and Neptune in our charts in a couple years so now is the time to start visualizing or imagining [ Neptune ] what kind of a world we want to live in and what we want it to look like. Neptune is about faith and seeing the connectedness is all living things. We need a healthy balance between faith that there is a purpose to things that happen and skepticism. Too far to either side and you become delusional on one side and jaded on the other. We do have a purpose here sometimes it just takes a little while to find it.

Chiron is an Asteroid and it is known as the wounded healer and it’s where we get our ability to heal ourselves and others on a holistic level. Mind, body, soul . We must visualize ourselves as one cohesive unit  and balance out the Virgo tendency to compartmentalize and over analyze. Chiron and Neptune in Pisces is about healing the schism of Uranus and Pluto in Virgo.

The last pieces was Pluto is in Capricorn , this is forming a Trine to Virgo which means they are harmonious energies and they are easily able to work together. Pluto is about transformation amongst other things and Capricorn is about self accountability. We must hold ourselves as a group accountable for what we don’t like in the world even if we weren’t willfully complicit it is still ours to analyze [ Virgo ]what is wrong and help to fix [ Chiron ]it . We can either spin further out of control right now or we can seize this opportunity to overthrow [ Uranus ] the power structures [ Pluto ] we don’t like in our world by holding them accountable [ Capricorn ]. These may be inner or outer structures , they may be a controlling boss, an addiction, a Government , whatever is negatively controlling us . This is the time be the change in the world that we want to see.

Neptune in Pisces February 1, 2012 By MARK METHENY

mark_profileEvery year there are many times when a Planet changes Signs, some of Planets change Signs several times a year such as Venus and Mercury and the Sun. The outer Planets stay in a sign much longer so on the rare year when one of the outers switches signs it is noticed much more because of the slow transit time of the Planet. Most of the outer Planets have changed signs recently and we will have Saturn, which is kind of the bridge between the inner and outer Planets, moving into Scorpio in October. The only true Outer Planet changing Signs this year is Neptune which will be leaving Aquarius and moving into  Pisces on February 3rd. This movement has additional weight because Neptune is the ruling Planet for Pisces, this is akin to a Sports team having Home Field Advantage in a game. Neptune is comfortable and at home in Pisces and is able to do its work without any adjustment needed.

Now we got a preview of what to expect from this last year when Neptune went into Pisces from April 4th through August 11th when Neptune was retrograde and went back into Aquarius for a last visit. Neptune went direct again on November 9th last year and will move into Pisces for the next 14 years roughly on Feb. 3rd at 2:03 p.m. est . One helpful thing to do is look at what was going on in your life from April through early August last year as kind of a sneak preview. Shortly we’ll look at what kind of things Neptune rules so you can see where it’s effects may have been felt.

 Neptune was discovered on September 23rd, 1846 which is usually the last day of the sign of Virgo which is Pisces opposite oddly enough. So Neptune has now made a complete transit through the Zodiac and is now returning to the point where it was originally discovered so now the big question is what can we expect?

Well first of all we look at ruler ship, what does Neptune and Pisces rule? It rules water of all sorts, music, arts, dreams, intuition, psychic abilities, ocean life, secrets and hidden things, faith and spirituality. It also rules gases, the underdog , Anaesthesia , contagions and disease, mass delusions and  victimization as well as addiction.

Pisces and it’s opposite rules the Sadism [ Virgo ] masochism [ Pisces ] polarity as well as the analytical left brain [ Virgo ] and the visual , picture orientated right brain [ Pisces] .

The other part of seeing what is to come is looking at what happened in the past. The first year or so after Neptune was discovered there were several big jumps or inventions in Neptune / Piscean areas.

There was a Cholera [ Contagion / Disease ] outbreak in England , wide scale famine [ scarcity usually caused by being victimized by your Government  ]in Ireland, first rotary printing press [ right brain pictures ] patented , ether  [Anaesthesia /was used for the first time for a painless Dental procedure.

So, what can we expect ….and how do we deal with these things ? We can expect to see issues regarding Water purity and resources and of course we will also have our Tsunami’s and our infectious disease scares and terrorist “ threats” of all kind and other  fearful things that can come from Neptune insecurity.

On the flip side we can expect increased spirituality, getting better in touch with psychic energies ,being more intune with our emotions and feeling more empathetic towards the plight of others as Neptune is all about “ we are all one” and realizing that we are all droplets of water in the same ocean.

What else can we expect? Well Neptune is very foggy and it tends to blur the lines between things especially between reality and illusion. We will see things that seem incredible and things that don’t seem real in the media. We will have to listen to our intuition and the Piscean balance of Virgo to be able to discriminate between what is real and what is not.

The Asteroid Chiron is also in the sign of Pisces right now and it is traveling very closely with Neptune and it has to do with how we heal ourselves and how we deal with our emotional and psychic wounds. We are in a time where we can heal long enduring trauma’s and old pains that have been eating at us for a long time. This can be accomplished through the Neptunian lesson of learning faith and realizing that things happen for a reason and through using Chiron’s wisdom to find how to heal ourselves.

With Uranus traveling full speed through Aries we will at times feel that the train is speeding out of control with no one at the wheel or that we are driving very fast through a fog bank. Again we must be in tune with our intuition to keep our bearing straight.

This may be a very roller coasterish ride but if we can keep our spiritual focus and remember that it’s people that really matter we can come through this with an increased sense of community and help each other through this period.

Remember we are not physical beings going through a spiritual existence, we are spiritual entities evolving through a physical body. All of the things we see others going through , good or bad, is just another step in remembering who we are and why we are here.

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