Pluto In Virgo and the seeds Coming to Blossom

Pluto in Virgo is a natural healer.  In some not so small way you experience the call to participate in world transformation on the levels of health and service to those less fortunate. You are also given the challenge of transforming the ecology of planet Earth.  And at the core for you is the inner search for life’s meaning.  You work tirelessly (though in your mind you should probably be working harder) and your greatest challenge and personal fear is the criticism you receive from friends and family and perhaps colleagues for the depth of your commitment.  Perhaps no one recognizes the value of your personal genius.

Virgo is the pure Earth and we of this generation have never known a time when the Earth was not a chemical cocktail that promised greater crop yields, cleaner water, strong bodies 12 ways and turned out to be reconstituted nerve gas, fluoride that is so toxic it can’t be dumped in the lake and so they put it in the water supply, and a whole host of denatured petro chemical derivatives at the expense of the wisdom of the Great Mother.

Most, out of fear of being ostracized for speaking out, or out of personal desire for the ill gotten fruits of the Death Kulture or just out of blissful ignorance remained mute.  Others, who could not deny the power of Pluto in Virgo resisted with all our strength to the mocking jeers of those who claimed to love us, as long as we stayed within their narcissistic world views.  That goes for the clan, the team, the company and all of society  (USA! USA!).  And our role models, slightly older than us were living the Pluto in Leo dream of fast cars and all night bars and fun and creativity.  And it looked like fun and sometimes it was and sometimes we put on the mask of self indulgence.

So we went back and forth between trying to fit into the world that promised fun and honors and riches, bitches and fame just like any Pluto in Leo has by birthright.  But as those role models aged, died prematurely and ended up parodies of themselves singing their greatest hits in tiny venues to a tiny number of other aging adolescents with their receded hairlines dyed black and their manes to their shoulders it became pretty clear that this self indulgent egotism was little more than Hollywood scripted inanity.  Especially as our own musical tastes matured to fine wine and these strokes were still playing 3 day old MD20/20, strong and mind numbing with no distinctive subtleties and even less culture.

And so like any subsequent sign shines a glaring light on the shortcomings of its predecessor, Pluto in Virgo sees the egotism of Leo as not only immaturity but lame vanity in the face of far greater issues than their hair and whammy bars.  It is Pluto in Virgo when the truth started coming to light that the chemicals on the crops which promised an end to world hunger were in fact poisons killing more than bugs and draining into the ground water and causing birth defects etc etc.  We were told “Ahhh shut up!  You don’t know how good you’ve got it.  Why when we were kids we walked 20 miles just to eat Hitler’s corn meal mush and we were grateful.”

When we were children we shut up as we were told.  We looked around and said “well I guess I don’t see bodies in the streets, maybe its not so bad.”  Of course we were not getting the real news from Viet Nam or Central America or anywhere else that the American War Machine was liberating people by installing puppet dictators and “privatizing” the natural resources, or we would have seen plenty of bodies in the streets.  And others in brothels as now tilling their ancestral lands was no longer an option as they were behind barbed wire electric fences guarded by American GI’s for the benefit of Monsatan.

But today the seeds planted when we were kids have matured.  The internet shows us more than we ever wanted to know.  It doesn’t take a scientist (in fact they’re the last to know) to figure out that this system is unsustainable.  Trees don’t grow to the sky.  You can’t just run a capitalist system based on bigger bigger bigger and exploiting all the earths resources and all her people and creatures and think that it is going to last forever.

Kids today are in the streets voicing the silent cries and unspoken fears of the Pluto in Virgo generation which are now an unmistakable reality.  This is no longer vague fear mongering by left wing intellectuals, this is here and now.  And true to form it was the time between 1956 and 1971 when Pluto was in Virgo that these truths first came to light.  And true to form we of that generation will be the unsung heroes of the coming new age.  Those in the streets today deserve our support and admiration as they are laying on the line in a way we never did.  But we tilled the soil.  And just as 40 years from now (when transiting Uranus sits opposite its current position) everything they are screaming which is allegedly falling on deaf ears today will be implicitly understood as “Duh,”  so too are the causes we took up or failed to take up that were nevertheless crystallizing inside us, either as neuroses that we dared not utter or as fiery radicalism that separated us from the tribe and clan, and all the fears and depressions and rage that came with it.  And all points in between and the emotional reactions therein are the inner workings of the subconscious mind of you who were born with Pluto in Virgo.

You seek a perfection that, like Moses and the Promised Land you may never realize while in this body.  Yet it is your role to serve the people in a practical manner that allows the subsequent generations (you reincarnated) to live in the land of plenty.  And there is plenty.  There is enough for everyones need but not enough for a few mens greed.

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About Dean Scarpinato

As a guitarist, artist and poet, heavily inspired by the transcendentalists such as Jerry Garcia, I bring a sense of the dance into my acupuncture/massage treatments. The last thing a healing modality such as this should be is rigid and augmented. The key word is harmony and that is what we should be aiming for always. The treatment of an acupuncturist should, in my estimation, simply be pointing the way. In a drumming/healing seminar I attended in 2000 with Mickey Hart I remember him saying “Never let go of the groove. Always stay in the groove.” That is in essence what the Tao Te Ching means when it says “My greatest wealth is my connection to Tao. My greatest sorrow is in losing that connection.” I recognize that most folks may not understand this. And I am perfectly capable of working and relating right here on the material plane. Still, I am aware of a far greater reality where the transitory affairs of the material world are non-existent and mundane. From this perspective real healing truly takes place, or begins to. It depends on our own ability to drop the layers of ego and get to what’s real. It’s not the path for everyone. I rarely even mention it when I treat a cop for a sprained lumbar or a woman for infertility. It does not need to be said. There is an element of this treatment that is conscious altering in a way that philosophy cannot approach. See me enough and the hard edges start to wear thin on their own. But given the opportunity, I love to work with the artist, the dancer, the athlete, that seeks peak performance and knows what it means to be ”in the zone.” I can give that added edge of performance or creativity simply in terms of the clarity of mind and extended range of motion. Harmony of mind and body becomes reality and the more work you have done in that direction before you come to me, the greater the synergy that our work together can achieve. If this speaks to you in any way, contact me.
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