A quick scan of world headlines from last week finds plenty of Ceres conjunct Pluto in Capricorn themes:
On Tuesday, the day before the Scorpio Full Moon and the Ceres retrograde station, more than 1,500 tractors were driven through the streets of Paris as thousands of French grain farmers protested grain prices so low they don't begin to cover input costs, let alone provide a living wage. These farmers face bankruptcy due to wild fluctuations in grain prices which force them into reliance on European Union subsidies, and their protests highlight a worldwide crisis in agriculture.
“We can no longer make a living out of what we produce,” Yves, a 44-year-old cereal and rapeseed farmer from north-east France told FRANCE 24.
“We’re calling for an end to the subsidy system, which is completely absurd,” added Yves. “We just want prices to be regulated so they honestly reflect what the product is worth. We can’t deal with the unstable prices and fluctuations we’re seeing today. We’re not traders or speculators, we’re men of the land," he said.
This reflects the attitude of many farmers across the world who do not want to be forced to rely on government subsidies, begging for enough to scrape by year-to-year. They want a fair price for their products that will allow them to earn a decent living for their labour.
Another Ceres-Pluto showdown is currently unfolding in the Big Oil arena:
The explosion at a British Petroleum offshore oil drilling rig on April 20 killed 11 people and caused a spill that is still spewing 200,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency as the oil slick advances, and Louisiana's oyster and shrimping beds are now at risk.
The growing oil slick threatens the U.S. Gulf Coast, home to some of the richest ecosystems in the world.
"An area of mainly marshes and swamplands, the Gulf Coast states are home to diverse species of fish and crustaceans, as well as whales, alligators, marine tortoises, dolphins, pelicans and other migratory birds. Two key nature sanctuaries that are havens of biodiversity are also based in the area."
This comes just a few weeks after Obama announced plans to expand off-shore oil drilling and gas exploration, including in the Gulf of Mexico - plans that have now been suspended.
The ongoing events coinciding with the Ceres-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, which now widens and does not become exact until October 19, are not going to be pretty, folks. The opposite of pretty, really. The best interests of Ceres (Goddess of grains, the seasons and the fertility of the Earth) simply cannot co-exist with the current agendas of the corporate oligarcy (Pluto in Capricorn), and it's all being forced to a head.
Most people are none the wiser, though. It's Stanley Cup play-offs, don't you know?