Vulcan and Transpluto-Isis.
12-13 January 2014.
In her brief presentation on Vulcan – Astronomy and Astrology, Luxembourg-born astrologer and healer
Virginia Reyer (1925-2008) notes that both Vulcan and Trans-Pluto frequently show
remarkably appropriate symbolic correspondences in the radix, "the closer the aspect, the more violent are the manifestations". In reading through her
autobiographical notes and looking at her
radix → recast at Astrodienst to include the hypotheticals,
I can better appreciate the importance of these factors, as well as the Vertex, relative to her personal experience. "Vulcan," she writes, "is both a catalyst for cathartic
change and an electric fire to enlighten our connection with the universe [i]f we are able to withstand the heat from his forge [...]" In the above presentation, Reyer seems to have
drawn heavily from the work of Candy Hillenbrand (see next), who believes the focus of esoteric astrology should be of the positive and highest potential of the individual, rather than concentrated
on negative expressions, over-emphasis of events, effects and manifestations.
|Sign||Exoteric Ruler||Esoteric Ruler|
That's a remarkable discovery. Notice also that Sun is quintile Isis-Transpluto (1º44'). Given their proximity (< 5º), both Sun and Mercury R might be interpreted as XIth rather than Xth house. If the Lunar locus describes something karmic, it would go to social contribution, responsibility and performance, assessed in terms of reformulating initiatived relative to XIth-house spiritual values and aspirations. Algol, almost exactly conjunct the Sun, would enhance that emphasis.
ARIES - to inspire others with ideas.
Mercury - mind, communication; the 'Messenger of the Gods'. [...] TAURUS - to release personal desires and attachments.
Vulcan - growth through change; illumination and enlightenment; the 'Blacksmith of the Gods'. [...] GEMINI - to teach Right Human Relations, between self and others, personality and soul, anima and animus, higher mind and lower mind.
Venus - intelligent love; relatedness; resolution of polarity; turning knowledge into wisdom. [...] CANCER - to build a spiritual home and selflessly nourish others.
Neptune - unconditional love and forgiveness; devotion and self-sacrifice. [...] LEO - to express Divine Will through the qualities of open-heartedness, warmth, creativity, leadership and love.
Sun - the self-conscious I; the integrated personality; creative equipment. [...] VIRGO - to heal and serve others.
Moon - the past (karma); the 'Mother of all Forms'; matter; nurturing. [...] LIBRA - to harmonise the opposites and choose the middle path; Transpersonal relations; perfected love.
Uranus - collective inter-relatedness; intuition; urge to better the human condition. [...] SCORPIO - to transform darkness into light; the battle between Soul and Personality.
Mars - the desire nature; spiritual drive and idealism; the spiritual warrior [...] SAGITTARIUS - to uplift humanity through the revelation of Truth and Wisdom; fiery aspiration and one-pointedness.
Earth - the physical location of a person's path; dharma; where we materialise our solar potential. [...] CAPRICORN - to express one's true spiritual vocation and purpose for the greater good.
Saturn - the Lord of Karma; the 'Dweller on the Threshold'; opportunity through crisis and pain Keynote - Lost am I in light supernal, yet on that light I turn my back. [...] AQUARIUS - to serve humanity through the dedication of personal energies to the collective.
Jupiter - intuitive understanding blended with impersonal love; abundance. [...] PISCES - to sacrifice the self through compassionate service to others.
Pluto - the destruction of negativity and separateness; surrender of the personality to the soul. [...]
- Transpluto represents a long process of achieving wholeness and integration — becoming what we want and need to be regardless of what others think.
- It works to bring you to the point wherein you will address the needs of the inner person rather than the outer shell.
- We may experience separations, alienation and loss, criticisms that estrange and sometimes painful experiences that drive us towards self-approval and being what we need to be for ourselves.
- The less painful experiences are choices for self-sufficiency – to distance yourself from critical, dependent types so that you can live your own life for yourself.
- It represents the long process from perfectionism, to self-sufficiency to wholeness. [...]
When we reflect on what [we] are doing in our everyday life, we are always ashamed of ourselves. [...] Dogen-zenji said, "Shoshaku jushaku." Shaku generally means "mistake" or "wrong." Shoshaku jushaku means "to succeed wrong with wrong," or one continuous mistake. According to Dogen, one continuous mistake can also be Zen. A Zen master's life could be said to be so many years of shoshaku jushaku. This means so many years of one single-minded effort.The painting is never finished, the writing always needs revision. The search, the process of self-refinement... Isis-Transpluto is 5º Leo 15', Ist house trine Caput and the MC, almost exactly conjunct the Sun/Neptune midpoint, 5º Leo 5'" and closely conjunct thePluto/Asc midpoint, 6º Leo 4'. ----------------------------------------------------------------
TMercury was exactly conjunct Pholus R on 12 January.
TVulcan is exactly conjunct Pholus R on 13 January.
TSaturn exactly trines Part of Fortune on 20 January, the same day TSun and Vulcan R exactly conjunct Pholus R.
At 0º Aqu 18', VIIth house (E), Pholus R is trine Caput and Cauda (4a), trine Vulcan (9a), and quintile Venus (0a),
but opposes Part of Fortune (8a), AC (4a), Isis (0a), and Isis-Transpluto (4s),
squares Ptah (4s) and Pallas (6a), and semi-squares the Vertex (2a).
TPholus R was exactly conjunct Aditi R (Sag, Vth) just before midnight, 11-12 January.
There are many descriptions of the meaning and significance of Pholus online, but I rather appreciate this one,
by Lis Seddon, of the Bristol School of Astrology.