World Transformation Update and Chilean Miners

Those of you who have been following astrology know that astrologers are not surprised about what has unfolded in the world since 2008. The powerful planetary energy patterns from 2008 through 2015 indicated that this would be a time of tremendous transformation and challenge, and that is proving to be true. See  2008-2015 – Major Astrological Influences The major astrological influence that is bringing about the transformation of the “powers that be” is Pluto moving through the sign of Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, power, transformation. Capricorn is the sign of governments, business, structures, laws, and authority. One way we could describe this is to say that we are going through a transformation of the way the world is organized and structured and who is in charge. As we move into the last two months of 2010, it is a good time to pause and reflect upon our national/ world conditions.

Since 2008, we have seen the world’s financial systems on the brink of collapse, housing prices plummet, the economy in a “Great Recession” and high unemployment.  Environmental challenges, unusual weather, food supply concerns and natural and man-made disasters have also been prevalent at this time. Our basic sense of “security” has been shaken. Because of fear and polarization, we have experienced extreme contentiousness, negativity and fear-based thinking in politics and the media. There has been a lot of blaming and focusing on what is wrong, and very little at coming together to cooperate and find solutions. Many people right now are feeling disappointed, discouraged, angry, pessimistic and are tired of all the bickering.

However, remember, we have only gone through three years of an eight year process, so we are not even halfway through. It can help us gain perspective by thinking about how a transformation usually occurs. We all go through times of transformation in our individual lives. We are now in the process of going through a collective transformation and evolution.

A transformation goes through phases.  Whether it is an individual, a country, a business, or the Collective, the process is the same. In the beginning, areas that need to be transformed start to deteriorate; they have become toxic and can no longer be ignored. We are talking about much more than just change – what needs to occur is a total transformation. This means a death of the old and a rebirth of the new. The deteriorating areas must be thoroughly cleansed and allowed to heal. It sounds dramatic, and it is. (but, probably not as much as you are imagining as you read this.)

Next we are apt to deny that anything is wrong or to make excuses. Then we try to fix it. Anything but face reality; that would be too painful. We keep trying to figure out a way to stop the transformation from occurring. That only makes the forces of transformation grow stronger. Eventually, we just get tired and worn out from using all our energy to hang on to something that is disintegrating. At that point, the pain of continuing in a deteriorating and toxic situation becomes stronger than the pain of letting go and surrendering to the unknown. We may go through a period of feeling empty and turned inside out and feel like we are stuck in a “void”. Finally, we begin to emerge into a new level of understanding. We are now wiser, stronger and more humble. Years later, when we look back, we realize how the transformation was needed and how glad we are that we moved through it. You have probably already experienced this in your personal life and could very well be going through it right now, so you are already familiar with the process.

Since 2008 the whole world has been going through this – governments, businesses, economies, organizations and institutions have all been affected. So, where are we in our current collective transformation? It seems to me that we are at the “getting tired and worn out” stage and are getting ready to surrender to the unknown, (or get pushed). It’s only natural to resist doing what needs to be done because it seems like it will be very painful. Even so, the sooner we accept it, the faster we can move through it. That’s not to say it will then become a fast process. We can just get started sooner.

Recently, we have had a metaphor of the transformational process in the Chilean Miners story. This past summer we had a major planetary energy pattern involving Uranus (rebellion, accidents, independence, inventiveness, ingenuity, discovery), Saturn (limits, delays, boundaries, blockages, responsibility, reality), and Pluto (transformation, power, things hidden underground, death and rebirth) that was at it’s strongest in August. On August 5, 33 Chilean miners were trapped (Saturn) underground (Pluto) by an accident (Uranus). They were in a life and death situation and on their own (Pluto). No one in the outer world even knew if they were alive until August 22.

Yet, amazingly they all survived. How? By coming together and cooperating, being careful, staying calm, dealing with a very frightening situation by figuring out how they could help each other and work together to survive. That’s not to say that coming to that conclusion was easy; far from it. No doubt they had to deal with intense fear, anxiety, anger, panic and despair. Each man had to go through his own “dark night of the soul”. Yet, they were able to overcome their fear, combine their energies, and focus on what they could do instead of what they couldn’t do. The rescue had similar planetary energies. It was a slow and deliberate process that could not be rushed (Saturn). It was necessary to drill deep into the earth and was very dangerous (Pluto), and ingenuity and inventiveness (Uranus) was used to build the equipment and bring them up to the surface. Interestingly, several onlookers described seeing the miners come to the surface as a “rebirth” (Pluto).

A spirit of cooperation and oneness has also been a powerful theme with both the miners and the rescue effort and is reflected in another planetary pattern – the current conjunction of Jupiter (expansion, faith, optimism) and Uranus (ingenuity) in Pisces (Oneness, compassion) which started in Sep 2010 and will continue through Feb 2011. Rescue workers, equipment, and know-how from various countries throughout the world were used to get them out. The miners themselves were able to find unity, and faith had to have been a big part. Again, it wasn’t necessarily smooth sailing to get to that point. But they got there.  

I would also like to point out that there were 33 miners. The number 33 is a Master Number vibration and at its highest is considered to represent a teacher of teachers. It can require sacrifice and the completion of a special task. It brings courage in difficult situations. By example, those with a number 33 vibration can awaken others to an understanding of how spiritual truths work in the material world.

I believe we are constantly being given answers to our questions; we just need to pay attention. If you put all the underlying meanings of the miners experience together and realize that millions of people around the world were aware and watching this story unfold, we could say that the collective was just provided with a powerful message on how to deal successfully with the energies involved in our own current transformation/evolution.

This is important because our great collective transformation/evolution still has several more years to go and we can benefit from positive examples. Over the next five months, each one of us will have opportunities for breakthroughs and awakenings (Jupiter conjunct Uranus). It doesn’t mean the world around us will magically become harmonious. We will have to each look within to take advantage of this opportunity.  It can help us prepare for a major social and world restructuring that will reach a peak 2012-2015.

The miners and rescue workers in Chile have modeled a way to handle intense transformational energies. As we know, the only person we really have control over is our self. That is the place to start. By finding opportunities to open our hearts and come together in unity, we can contribute positive energy to the world. Collectively and individually we all will all be faced with changing and challenging conditions over the next five years. It is coming whether we like it or not. Even though it will not be easy, our personal experience isn’t likely to be as nearly as dramatic and intense as what the miners went through. We can use this time productively to make innovative transformative changes in our personal and collective lives.

So the lesson is: if you need help, seek it. If you have help, offer it. We are all on this dreamship earth together, and only together can we go forward.


Copyright Judy Joyce

October 18, 2010

  • By Mary, October 20, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    This is a powerful article highlighting the beautiful possibilities if we are willing to see and hear. Thanks, Judy.

  • By Jane Jordan, October 20, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

    I loved your example of the miners, Judy. It was perfect. Thanks.


  • By Carolyn, February 12, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Thanks Judy. I don’t usually comment or respond but I always read your emails to me. This article was so on point that I wanted to say thanks for shining a light and making sense of it all. It’s so appreciated by me and countless others like me. Carolyn.

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