Right now: Moon at 22°02' Pisces, Sun at 28°42' Cancer
Chapter 14 from "Astrological Repair Manual" by Alexander M Zoltai
The last chapter may have been a bit weird for some people: planets not forever circling in stable orbits, catastrophes that ravaged our ancestors, plasma that powers the stars...
Let's take that last fact. If plasma does make the Sun glow so ferociously, where does it come from? Well, it's pretty much all over the place when you look at things from a universal perspective; ninety-nine percent of all the stuff there is. So, it comes from the space that surrounds the solar system. All those atomically-small charged protons and electrons that make up the plasma that's streaming into the system and lighting the Sun are the most obvious and most continuous Galactic Visitors there are.
But astrologically, just like the case of the hordes of small bodies we considered earlier, in this perpetual stream of particles, it's not the particles that concern us; it's not the particles that can be used to give meaning in astrology; it's the Stream itself-the patterns and convolutions and dance of the plasma stream have meaning.
Naturally, since humans have only been considering this plasma in any serious way since the space age dawned, there isn't a heck of a lot of considered opinion about what this Galactic Visitor means. Except, maybe, this:
The universe is literally teeming with a tenuous and yet powerful substance that can create stars and galaxies-a substance that has the characteristics of a Cosmic Mother.
In early Egyptian mythology there were the archetypes of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis: Atum, the first god, and his descendants: Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nuit, Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys. Nuit was the sky goddess, in contrast to most other mythologies, which usually had a sky father. So, just maybe, we can consider Nuit, as Cosmic Mother, contributing the essence of her body to our Sun. This causes the Sun to burn with Purpose. The Sun gives birth to the planets and (with the help of the plasma streams it, in turn, creates) our Sun brings about a dance that we, creatures of this system, have lodged in our unconscious minds. This internal Plasma Dance resonates with the one in space and, we, if we let ourselves, see the synchronicity and wonder of it all, can draw maps of these cycles, attribute psychological meanings to the interactions of the cycles, bring meaning into our lives...
There isn't much more to say.
And also, I could go on forever attempting to describe the insights I've gained in the past three and one half decades of courting my sweet lover, Astrology. Back when I first met her, I really wasn't capable of appreciating her beauty and strength. I misunderstood her motives, misinterpreted her signs, attributed things to her that were all my fault. But she hung in there; she loved me enough to not leave while I went through many convolutions of perception and understanding.
She remained, always, so attractive that I could never abandon her to the people who would try to pimp her secrets on the newsstand.
But she was much more mysterious than they could imagine.
She let them do whatever they wanted, completely unconcerned about her "reputation"...
How could the Spirit of the deepest unconscious archetypes worry what a few mortals said about her?
How could the daughter of the Sky Goddess trouble herself over people that not only didn't understand her but actively tried to pretend she was something else...
Read more chapters from this book:
Chapter 1: Xena and the Hordes
Chapter 2: The River of Death
Chapter 3: Idealism Abounds
Chapter 4: Venus and Her Father's Penis
Chapter 5: Transpersonal Awareness
Chapter 6: Father-Time Is All Spaced-Out
Chapter 7: Promiscuous Gods
Chapter 8: Chaos
Chapter 9: The Ancient Warrior
Chapter 10: Home Sweet Home and Lunacy
Chapter 11: Acid Love
Chapter 12: Messenger of the Gods
Chapter 13: Plasma Love
Chapter 14: Galactic Visitors