As Govinda notes, Pluto is currently in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is typically seen as strong, dependable, hard-working and persistent. That said, Capricorn is an Earth sign – and I would tend to agree with Athen Chimenti (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvhFODVB-nM) when he notes that as an Earth sign, Capricorn also contains Feminine energy.
Perhaps more than anything, my study of the Essene Gospels is getting me in touch with nature and the Earth as feminine energy. The natural component of the Essene Gospels has us honor the essences of nature (“Angels”) as aspects of the Earthly Mother.
Why, you wonder? Because the Earth is the sustainer of all. Like a human mother nurtures her baby and provides what the child needs to live and grow, the Earth grows the plants that feed both animals and man. The trees that take energy and food through their roots in her soil provide oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange so that all above-ground life can breathe and survive. Those trees also supply homes for birds and squirrels. The ground’s solidity holds the waters, which house fish life and also provide for our survival via not only the water we drink, but the water necessary to grow food plants.
In general, the Earth is dark; her soils varying from light brown to deep ebony. (Yes, I’m aware there are white and pink sands – that’s why I say “in general.” Let’s also remember there are black sands.) In women, the womb is dark. In that darkness grows new life. The night is dark – and the Moon, with her reflective light that shines in the dark, is referred to in the feminine.
We tend to think of the dark as bad or evil. Yet what is bad about a womb? How could a baby be nurtured for 9 months and survive in an evil environment? And don’t we trust the food we eat? If we believed all that’s dark is evil, then surely we would not want to eat things that are grown in and receive sustenance from that evil darkness!
Here’s another take on the dark, expounded by Edmond Szekely in his book, The Essene Book of Creation: The Essene Gospels (in the Book of Creation) define the dark not as anything evil or undesirable, but as “the absence of thought, of consciousness.” So when the creation story talks about God dividing the light from the darkness, it is describing the advent of consciousness coming into our planet. Szekely says the same concept occurs in the Zend Avesta of Zoroaster: two “kingdoms” are created – that of Ormudz (Light) and Ahriman (Dark). In the Zend Avesta the dark is simply referred to as the absence of Light, containing within it all the potentials of Light – and will later evolve into Light. (My emphasis). He goes on to say that as a planet attains the degree of evolution when dominant races appear with the capacity to think, then Light enters it through the cosmic ocean of ether that makes up the universe.
In the meantime, the darkness holds the potential – apparently the potential for enlightened thinking!
To be continued....
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.