Our Ecosystem and the Symbolism of Pluto: The Summit of September 2019
Pluto was discovered on February 18 th, 1930, by Clyde Tombaugh, born on February 4 th, 1906, in Streator, Illinois, USA.
have not found the natal chart of this man, but at least we can see
the placements of the planets on that day.
I've set the ascendant at 12 a.m. so there isn't a wide difference for the moon position. At first glance, we can see that the moon was
conjunct to Pluto at noon, so the moon position could be at most 7 degrees on either side of Pluto.
I`ve raised this chart out of curiosity, given that, without the time, it is
not going to be accurate.
most interesting feature of the chart is that this conjunction of the
moon and Pluto makes a trine with the conjunction of the Sun with Venus, being a very harmonious aspect.
would really seem that this man was an idealist because it is said
that, upon his death, he wanted his ashes to be scattered around the
planet Pluto, and so it was done.
died in 1997, and, in 2006, his ashes were finally sent into space on
the mission called "New Horizons", along with a probe that
tracked this planet for the first time in history. His ashes reached
Pluto on July 14, 2015.
following image reflects very well the emotions (the moon) linked to
Pluto, and Tombaugh desired his ultimate abode (the moon also
represents the home) to be there, with Pluto.
taken from taringa.net)
mentioned before, Pluto was discovered on February 18 th, 1930.
Here is the chart for that moment:
moon in the sign of Scorpio, as in the discoveries of Uranus and
Neptune. However, I like this chart a bit
better, given that the Moon
receives Pluto in its home of Cancer,
and there is a grand sextile between Jupiter, Uranus, and the
conjunction of Mercury and Mars. On the
other hand, the other social and transpersonal planets, Saturn and
Neptune, are in trine, although they form a square to Jupiter and Uranus
respectively, while Saturn is oppose to Pluto. It is noteworthy
because very soon Pluto and Saturn will be conjunct, and that is
something which pertains to our ecosystem.
I remember that, for most astrologers, the cycle of Pluto/Uranus speaks to us about new ideas concerning our environment, and these planets in good aspect bring us the protection for our land.
However, what I
have seen is that, when this cycle is in combination with a tension
between Pluto and Saturn ( square, opposition, conjunction), the
countries and governments change things for the better.
this article, I will speak only about the relationship between Pluto
and Saturn and their influences on the enforcement of environmental
I say that Pluto represent Ecosystem
because, although there are many meanings to Pluto, which everyone
already knows and I am not going to repeat, Pluto also has another
symbolism that is linked to its identification with every living
being, with every organism. What Pluto does is to speak to us about
the relationships between all organisms that live on the Earth (plants, seeds, living beings, microorganisms, cells, and the
connection between all of them) such that, if we are looking for a
distinct definition of Ecosystem, we have:
According to Wikipedia, Ecosystem is "a unity comprised of interdependent organisms which share the same habitat, where all of the living organisms interact with whatever other elements are in the local environment".
According to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ecosystem is "a dynamic complexity of plant and animal communities and of micro-organisms and their nonliving environment which interact as a functional unity".
taken from the blog of karoldanielhernandez
reason for associating Pluto with the Ecosystem arises from the very
moment of the discovery of Pluto because, as with the other
transpersonal planets, discoveries always comes synchronized with
terrestrial events. For this reason it is necessary to mention two
people whose contributions coincided exactly with the year 1930, when
Pluto was discovered:`
- Arthur Roy Clapham, born on May 24 th, 1904, who, in response to a request from Arthur Tansley, coined the term Ecosystem in 1930.
- Arthur George Tansley, born in London, England, on August 15 th, 1871, pioneer of the science of ecology, who introducing us to the term Ecosystem in 1935, defining it as:
"The fundamental ecological unit composed of the interrelationship between a biocenosis and a biotype".
is very Plutonian because the lives of all organisms are totally
connected. The single act of stepping on an ant is a totally
Plutonian event, linking in some way ourselves as human beings with
another living being and also our ability to use power or not with
all that surrounds us.
also brought us the atomic bomb, the destruction of our habitat and
its living creatures, and, on the positive side, the development of
an ecological consciousness and the protection of our habitat.
are the two faces of the same coin because, like the rest of the
planets, its symbolism has light and darkness. It remains to be seen
towards which side we tilt the scale.
order to understand the extent of this symbolism of protecting our
habitat, it is necessary to go to the most significant dates in this
regard. So, we have as crucial dates "The Earth Summit of Rio de
Janeiro" celebrated from June 3rd to June 14th 1992. At this
summit, there were 172 governments, 2,400 NGOs, and a parallel online
consultative forum of 17,000 people.
those days, specifically on June 5, 1992, a document was signed,
called the "Convention on Biological Diversity", its acronym
CBD. It is a legally binding international treaty for the promotion
of a sustainable future with three main objectives:
- The conservation of biological diversity.
sustainable use of its components.
fair and equitable participation in the benefits that derive from the
use of genetic resources.
was completely innovative because it was a time when there was not
yet much known about Ecology at the level of the citizenry. So it
seemed like a precedent, a first step, on this theme.
convention was signed in that moment by 168 countries, but later it
was ratified by only 157. Currently, 193 countries have signed.
that I do not have the exact time of the signing of this convention,
at least I shall put the chart for June 5, 1992 at 12 a.m., to keep the moon around 7 degrees of its possible real position:
look at the relationship between Pluto and Saturn in these two
- With regard to the chart of the discovery of Pluto, we note that, when Pluto was discovered, Pluto was in Cancer at 17 degrees, 45 minutes, and Saturn was in its own house of Capricorn at 8 degrees, 57 minutes, that is to say, in opposition.
- With regard to the date of the CBD, June 5, 1992, we see Pluto in Scorpio at 20 degrees, 55 minutes, and Saturn in Aquarius at 18 degrees, that is to say, they are once more aspected, but now Saturn, classic ruler of Aquarius, approaches to a square angle.
Now let's look at the relationship of the moon with Pluto and Saturn in these two charts:
regard to the chart of the discovery of Pluto, the moon was in
Scorpio around 13 degrees forming a sextile and a trine with that
opposition of Saturn to Pluto.
regard to the CBD, the moon was in Leo around 15 degrees, forming an
opposition to that square between Saturn and Pluto.
isn't it?! That an interior, personal planet participates with
these two grand giants, in a chart which could be a universal
configuration, on the one side Saturn and on the other Pluto, makes us wonder.
this second chart, all of the planets in Gemini (Venus, the Sun, and
Mercury) come on stage and give harmonious aspects to the opposition
of the moon to Saturn and its square with Pluto. Representing all of
the people who participated in the signing, the governments, NGOs,
and the trade relationships between them.
in Aries, its home, also participates, sending forth equally harmonic
aspects to this opposition.
fascinating chart, one in which all of the planets are connected,
including Jupiter, exiled in Virgo, which is connected to the sun
through a square angle. Of all the planets, this is the only one which is
poorly aspected, and, logically, since Jupiter is the planet of laws,
it is understandable that it costs so much to put these things into
this convention, there have been many meetings. For example:
Kioto Summit of December 11, 1997, called "The Kioto Protocol",
on how to gradually reduce gases with the greenhouse effect. The
United States, the country with the most emissions in the world, did
not want to ratify it.
see Saturn trine Pluto, already separating, with Jupiter sextile to
Johannesburg Summit, which occurred at the end of August through the
beginning of September 2002, didn't serve any purpose except to
waste money. It was a failure.
Copenhagen Summit on climate change, from December 7 through December
18, 2009, where the intention was to prepare future objectives to
replace those of the Kioto Protocol, which had an expiration date on 2012. According to Wikipedia, the agreement was made on the night of
December 18, 2009, and was a non-binding text, lacking quantitative
objectives and deadlines, which did not extend the Kioto protocol and
was also considered a failure.
this chart from Copenhagen, which I have imagined to be around 7
p.m., as they say it was signed at night, we see Saturn in aspect to Pluto again, a trine already separating, but Saturn is in fall in
Aries. Hence the failure. It is a chart with little force to achieve
anything, with many harmonic aspects except those that receive the
moon, too easy for something so grand, the protection of our
ecosystem-i.e., there needs to be more tension in the chart.
that, the most representative chart is from the Rio de Janeiro
Summit, which reflects very well the challenges that need to be
achieved, and given that Saturn is actually in its own sign of
Capricorn, approaching Pluto, we find a very strong aspect. (Remember
that this tension worked in the past.) In the next summit, we could
go one step further.
last summit which was held on this theme was in November 2017 in
Bonn, where the United States was not even present, and Saturn had
not yet entered Capricorn. Hence it was a bad time to accomplish
However, the forthcoming summit could be a milestone on this issue, according to this link from pais.com
It will be in New York, USA, in September 23 th 2019.
summit will be key, important, definitive, a giant step, and a
continuation of what was signed in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, because
Saturn will be 13 degrees of Capricorn and Pluto will be 20 degrees of Capricorn. This will set a precedent for the next summit when the
conjunction might even be closer. In addition, it will take place
right in New York! This is to say, given that the United States is
one of the most reluctant countries to make any type of movement in
this direction, it's going to the most uptight place, and this
tension is reflected in the chart.
We can see perfectly the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto
which occurs as Jupiter, for the first time, is at home in
Sagittarius. The moon is in its own sign and oppose to that conjunction. However, those fast-moving planets in
Libra-Venus and Mercury-form a square to this conjunction, and
the Sun and Mars form a separate trine to the same.
Above all, Jupiter, who I believe holds
the key, given that it represents the laws, is now in its home and
forms a square on one side with Mars and on the other
with Neptune. Jupiter is in a very strong position to manifest and
enforce the laws.
You can see this article in Spanish here.