My day is piling up with the synchronicities. I have been having a tough few days, maybe – arguably – a tough few weeks. I want everyone who reads this to understand though, that this is quite possibly more than just astro-vanity, it is quite possibly insightful.
I have spent some time looking at this intriguing diagram which describes something powerful and rather symmetrically beautiful about the orbits of Orcus and Pluto. For those who are not yet aware, Orcus is a planet, technically in contemporary parlance a plutoid, it is somewhat smaller than Pluto, but its orbital period is identical to Pluto (248 years) and it follows a near identical path around the ecliptic, though offset, it was discovered 74 years to the day after Pluto was discovered and it was named by those astrologically-phobic astronomers Orcus after the Roman name for Pluto, who was later known as Dis Pater. Inevitably it ought to have something to do with Pluto. There are several theories about this and I shall quote them to save you trawling about:
Philip Sedgewick proposes: “that this planet can symbolize “a person of one’s word, [one who] challenges broken promises, is aligned with a spiritual creed, [and is] accountable for personal thought, word and deed.” On the more difficult side, he suggests, “hypocritical, fault finding in the ways of others, blame assigning, ducks responsibility for word and actions, unable to keep promises.”
Francesco Sciavinotto suggests that this planet is involved in the fight for survival. I would add that there is a feeling of the ethics that one would apply or adopt when faced with such a fight, and the psychological and emotional steps toward getting there .”
So, just what the world needs, actually just what I need with an excess of Scorpio, more life and death stuff. But I wasn’t worried, even though I have been feeling strangely compelled to look at Orcus more seriously; it has been striking me quite forcefully of late that I ought to find out more about this subject.
Bear with me.
So next I read about Orcus on the excellent Karmastrology: but it is not helping me because as the author says: “I’ve been following Orcus in the charts of my clients for over a year now, and it’s not altogether obvious what’s going on either by natal position or by transit. Orcus is holding tight onto his secret. So far, the most significant observation I have is that there is no dramatic observation to be made as yet. This is particularly true with transits involving Orcus. They’re pretty quiet, at least amongst the people I’m seeing.“
Now, you know the rule that says if you want to understand a planetary energy, wait till it contacts Jupiter in your astrology and you’re away; well I was looking at the placement of Orcus in the heavens right now, and guess what? Obviously in exact conjunction with my Jupiter.
This has been enlightening and dispiriting in equal measure: Orcus is NOT easy.
I am trying to keep myself centred and I am consoling myself with the knowledge that at least I am getting a feel for Orcus, at first-hand, but it is not fun.
Let’s see where this goes as we put Orcus under the microscope.