Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Pluto enters Capricorn

Quoted from the BBC:

Bernard Baruch, a US financier who advised President Harry Truman, coined the term [”Cold War”] to describe the conflict emerging between the former World War II allies in a speech to Congress on 16 April 1947. Just over a year earlier, Britain’s Winston Churchill had talked of a Soviet “iron curtain” descending on Europe.”

It has been 60 years or two archetypal Saturn Return cycles for our relations with Russia — 1947 + 30 + 30 = 2007 — and a revisit is also heralded by Pluto’s egress into Capricorn in January 2008.

Further from the BBC:
“After World War II, Joseph Stalin wanted to cut the USSR off from the rest of the world because he had a deep fear of cold drafts coming in under a badly shut door - this talk of human rights and other things which would have landed a Soviet citizen in prison,” Mr Radzinsky told the BBC News website.

“When Churchill delivered his Iron Curtain speech, Stalin must have danced for joy because no dictator can live without an external threat and Churchill handed it to him.

“Poor Truman tried to play down the Churchill speech but Stalin would hear none of it: he instantly shut the door and began preparing the country for World War III.”

Note that Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech and Baruch’s rhetorical “Cold War” emerged simultaneously. We have recently lived through another layer of Churchll’s powerful symbolism as it was he who carved up the Middle East into these arbitrary countries that hate us and each other so much.

Now possibly ushers in another layer of results from Baruch’s powerful rhetoric.
A Pluto in Sagittarius lesson on the power of rhetoric and symbolism is fitting as Pluto leave Sagittarius and enter Capricorn.

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