Gate 61, Keepers of the Wheel
11 January 2020 12:56 UTC: Beginning of the new solar week in gate 61 ䷼ (Capricorn)
EXACT STELLIUM OF INNER TRUTH & HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE IN GATE 61: Pluto destroys our old Belief Structures or prepares us for Destruction thereof. Evolution/Modification of the Human Form
- 12 January 2020 09:51 UTC: Mercury conjunct Saturn in 18.104.22.168 ䷼ (Capricorn)
12 January 2020 10:13 UTC: Mercury conjunct Pluto in 22.214.171.124 ䷼ (Capricorn)
12 January 2020 16:59 UTC: Saturn conjunct Pluto in 126.96.36.199 ䷼ (Capricorn) (Mercury in 188.8.131.52, Sun in 184.108.40.206 - 2/4 Cross of Maya)
13 January 2020 13:20 UTC: Sun conjunct Pluto in 220.127.116.11 ䷼ (Capricorn)
13 January 2020 15:15 UTC: Sun conjunct Saturn in 18.104.22.168 ䷼ (Capricorn)
Last week's eclipse brought and will bring the potential for justice in huge new beginnings. This solar week is about mystery and inner truth that either bursts through the silence or that comes through a lot of background noise. That noise has been present for a while since Pluto has been transiting gate 61. We might have gotten used to it, or we simply might have filtered it out as subtle white noise from the beginning. This week amps up the noise and the pressure to explore what is hidden. It brings A LOT of potential for sudden inspiration, auditory input and a lot of head-pressure.
4 planets form a stellium in gate 61. A stellium is a cluster of 3 or more planets in one zodiac sign. They don't simply form a cluster and somewhat-conjunction, there isn't just a simple stellium spread out over a whole zodiac sign of 30°. Instead, they form a tight conjunction in one particular gate – all 4 planets are in the gate of inner truth at the same time. There is a short time frame where all planets are within an arc of 1° on the wheel. Saturn and Pluto, the two big players, form an exact conjunction in the first gate of the keepers of the wheel in the anarchistic and most mutative line.
It is the line of “interdependence”, which lets us find or refine truths through relationships. In the shadow frequency, it drives us to burn down otherwise correct relationships with those who could further our knowing, in the faulty belief that they can't, that they are ignorant and that only we know truth. As much as this energy can bring hidden truths that are correct, it can also bring false truths.
The shadow side of this transit drives us to be impatient with others, to crush them and their knowing, or to be crushed by their resistance to our shallow truths when we insist on being right despite erring unknowingly.
Shiva as Nataraja (Sanskrit: "Lord of the Dance") dancing on Apasmāra ("Gibberish"/Ignorance)
"You believe he is insane
because the music he dances to
cannot be grasped by your ears."
The productive side of this transit lets us develop brilliant truths and insights through relationships, and it drives us to nurture those relationships. It also allows us to see the joke and the irony in life. Even when we might be impatient with others because they seem to ignore the cosmic music and because they don't understand certain truths, it allows us to see the progress that they have made in their understanding and it allows us to see the progress that we have made in centering within our own truth – despite retrogressive periods.
This quadruple conjunction in the gate of inner truth resets the old structures of what we found to be true – individually and on a global scale.
It urges us to look at the occult, or at least to seek for truth that has been hidden from our view. It puts us in front of the dilemma to accept the truth in certain esoteric or otherwise hidden information, where before we might have denied it and clung to delusional beliefs or to our sense of a stable, predictable and secure reality.
This stellium of inner truth urges us to see the bigger framework and structure, to find our connection to the cosmos and to find a calmer state of mind. It confronts us with our inner noise and unease, it might force some of us to see our own disastrous mental state clearly for the very first time. It might show us how we have projected it onto others. Can we accept the mental unrest that we might experience, see it for what it is (mindfuck), take that turmoil less seriously and chuckle about its stupidity, instead of constantly trying to escape it and to silence our thoughts?
It's likely that the current times will bring sudden insight and/or silence to some, or maybe even stop their searching. Hear what no ear has heard, see what no eye has seen.
“I would only believe in a God that knew how to dance.
And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity, - through him all things fall.
Not by wrath, but by laughter do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!
I learned to walk; since then have I let myself run. I learned to fly; since then I don't want to be pushed in the first place in order to move ahead.
Now I am light, now I fly, now I see myself beneath myself, now a God dances through me.
Thus spoke Zarathustra.” - Friedrich Nietzsche (unconscious Earth in 61.4, Incarnation Cross of Maya)
Once "God dances through us", there is no need anymore to keep ourselves or others small, to fight about who is right or to meet others through heavily constrictive shadow patterns. When we emancipate ourselves through finding our own inner truth, the gender conflict and the oppressive fear-based patriarchal system ends and we invite deep change and the visionary reign of the yin.
"What makes one heroic? -To approach at the same time one's highest suffering and one's highest hope.
What do you believe in? -In this: that the weight of all things must be determined anew.
What does your conscience say? -'You should become who you are. (...)
What is the seal of having become free? -No longer to be ashamed before oneself."
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Die fröhliche Wissenschaft Buch 3 / the gay (joyful) science, Book 3
This stellium is about trusting your truth, trusting your own inner knowing and making decisions that reflect your truth. It is about making decisions for ourselves and burning down false truths that did not work for us.
It can bring noise in the head/ears and background sounds. If you are very caught in your mind, this noise can be very loud. It probably encourages you to look closer and to be open to possibilities that you previously might have overlooked.
Keywords of this major transit are: inner truth, surrender to inner truth, divine truth, hidden truth, finding hidden information, sudden insight, mental mutation. Sudden and lasting change of mind. From one moment to the other. Big eureka.
It can also lead to many, many secrets being revealed - all kind of secret global affairs. Pluto conjunct Saturn brings a structural reset to the political landscape and changes in power.
But regarding the evolution of human consciousness, this stellium is mainly about occult knowledge coming to light and being explored through relationships.
Saturn-Pluto 1982 to 2020
The last Saturn-Pluto conjunction was in November 1982 in gate 50.2.2 on the 3/5 cross of the Sphinx. The 50.2 is the root of survival intelligence, but it is also about maintaining and projecting out one's values.
From around 1979 on, there was a general growth in religious terrorism. Also, 1982 is the birth hour of cyberattacks and -criminality: the first computer virus spreads, it is written by a 15-year-old high school student and originally intended as a joke.
The essence of Saturn-Pluto is a reset (Pluto) of old structures and of the way we face limitations and the material plane (Saturn). It is a system reset of the 7-centered human being and human body (Saturn). Especially with intelligence applied to the survival of humanity in gate 50, this applied to general health around 1982, but it also was and is of heightened importance or impact, since we are heading towards times of collective infertility where the genetic imperative for reproduction changes.
In 1953 with Saturn conjunct Neptune in gate 32, the double helix structure of the DNA was discovered by two molecular biologists.
1982 it has become possible for the first time in history to produce large amounts of human insulin through genetically modified bacteria.
2nd December 1982: The first artificial heart (as the most central organ to keep the body alive) is being transplanted into a living human, who survives 112 days with it.
3 ½ years before the last Pluto-Saturn conjunction in 1982, the first baby was born through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). In the following years, in vitro fertilisation was further developed and refined. In 1983, the first baby was born from a frozen embryo (cryopreservation), the first IVF triplets are reported and the first IVF pregnancy through donor eggs was documented in a woman, who didn't have ovaries to begin with.
In 2020, CRISPR is a theme. In November 2018 a Chinese scientist announced the birth of two genetically modified (human) babies, who are supposed to be protected from an HIV infection through Crispr/Cas9-manipulation. In December 2019 he was sentenced to jail for doing this illegally. Personally, I think this is only the starting shot and over the coming years we might see more that has to do with genetically manipulated humans.
On a sidenote, AIDS was first reported in 1981, it was named in 1982 and the virus was discovered in 1983. Gate 50 is the gate of sex in dream state - sex is the most frequent mode of transmitting HIV. If we play with the keynotes a bit, the 50.2 also can be the denial of sex or the initial barrier to sex as reproduction (-> infertility treatments and in vitro fertilisation)
In 1983, the first genetically modified plant was produced. In 2019/2020 the general public finally slowly started to understand that humanity has an environmental problem and debates about heat-resistant crops and the likes have become very present and public.
Where Pluto-Saturn in gate 50 affected reproduction, Pluto-Saturn in gate 61 brings issues with the brain - physical or mental and a potential increase in nutters. It modulates the brain and its connection to higher consciousness, sometimes in benevolent, sometimes in destructive ways. A lot of it depends on what frequencies we are tapped into and what frequencies we attract dependant on whether we are in our own authentic and healthy frequency - or not.
Changes in gate 61 can alter perception of reality. Not only in terms of virtual reality or technical advancement, but within the physical body. This will open the doors to new perception and it makes it possible to find the spirit outside of ourselves on a larger scale.
Image: Stefan Keller (Kellepics)
13 January 2020 18:38 UTC: Venus enters Pisces in 22.214.171.124 ䷝
Drama - or admitting mistakes and prioritizing ourselves. Learning to focus and to explain ourselves tersely without confusion and drama.
- 15 January 2020 16:55 UTC: Mars in 126.96.36.199 ䷈ (Sagittarius) waxing quincunx to North Node in 188.8.131.52 ䷳ (Cancer)
15 January 2020 23:17 UTC: Venus in 184.108.40.206 ䷶ (Pisces) sextile Uranus in 220.127.116.11▲ ䷚ (Taurus)
Problematic: This is a transit for all those who are fed up with the usual gender stereotypes of the program. It brings a role reversal of the standard program and calls the masculine energy to emancipate themselves from the irresponsibility of the feminine energy they might be dealing with. Yet, energy is not gender. These roles are not fixed on gender, but on energy, and the energies could also be experienced within the same person. Also, there is a lot of potential for drama from both sides.
The feminine energy might be prone to take no responsibility and to not give a damn about the effect that her actions have on others. She might be incapable of taking responsibility and unable to see her own flawed ways. Instead she might create drama. This then might result in letting others take the punch that would have been for her and letting others take the hit and iron out the damage that she caused, while still being envious of them.
The masculine energy faces a huge learning theme of finding the right words, not being confusing in their communication, shortening their communication and getting their words straight on point (not only to be less confusing, but also to be more energy efficient). It might also be a challenge to stay level-headed and focused on what matters. Molehills can easily become mountains, especially if we talk past each other. Getting lost in drama.
Especially if we lost something because we were too selfish and self-serving, which were big energies in the past year, or if we simply can't care for ourselves first, this brings envy and jealousy. If someone pulled the short end of the stick and is in a shadow frequency, this can lead them to be envious of those who are in a better position than them and it can bring the drive to ruin them. Envy and a feeling that “they can take the hit since they are better off” can prevent people to take responsibility for the mess they created. They might even see their action as “divine revenge” or “justice” even if it is unjust action.
Most important: no lesson is being experienced for nothing – it brings the potential to understand why we don't have what we want (oftentimes because it wasn't mutually beneficial, lacked potential or because we might not even have wanted, recognized and appreciated it enough to be open to surrender and work on ourselves in order to receive or maintain it within a proper balance). Again: success usually doesn't come without sacrifice. Sometimes we have to sacrifice money, sometimes time, sometimes our social life, sometimes our false ego. It is all a question of priorities and investedness, so for the most part there will be no place to feel sorry for ourselves and envious if we weren't that invested to really make it work in the first place. If we truly were invested and made our best effort, things can still go wrong – there is always that possibility. It doesn't have to be taken personal. Life goes on and it goes on with a 2020 that brings the possibility for huge new beginnings (once we close out what didn't work).
Productive: Terse explanation prevents drama and can even have great influence through calling the other person to their inner truth or to hidden knowledge. The masculine energy is learning to focus and to explain themselves in ways that aren't confusing, but clear and terse. The feminine energy recognized that despite best efforts, failure is possible, but does not have to affect the spirit. She is recognizing and accepting mistakes, admitting them and learning from them. First and foremost, she recognizes the need to prioritize herself, she takes responsibility for not doing so previously (if that applies) and she does not blame her own lack of self-care onto others (wanting to be mothered and feeling like a victim when it doesn't happen).
16 January 2020 18:30 UTC: Mercury enters Aquarius in 18.104.22.168▲ ䷻
The next week is about resisting distractions, accepting limitations and making the best of them – or not being able to accept limitations.