You don’t need particularly strong psychic or astrological skills to get that the Pluto in Capricorn process that began in 2008 is just starting. Pluto in Capricorn is pricking the Neptune in Capricorn (80s/90s) debt bubble big time. The tension between the Pluto in Leo generation (baby boomers) and those after (especially the Pluto in Scorpio peeps) is intensifying.
The increases in easy access to debt have masked degeneration in real-life wages & government services. We’ve never been more dissatisfied with our leadership/economic management.
Change God Pluto is in Capricorn until 2024 – I know. It’s a long haul flight, get comfy. The Uranus in Aries phase is like the demolition phase. Uranus in Taurus from 2018 is the rebuild. We are about to live through interesting times.
Hard Working Or Ingenious As You May Be, The Increase In Easy Access To Debt Has Masked Degeneration In Real-Life Wages And Government Services
Now, this book (above) is cool – I saw it recently and instantly grabbed it. Not because i am anywhere near close to retiring lol but because i have never considered it for a second. The first time i heard of the concept, I immediately dismissed it as ludicrous. I thought it was a Mars in Virgo thing.
But NO. Investing heavily in your mental and physical wellbeing instead of saving for a perpetual siesta/golf/cruise is cool. I was SO happy to find a kindred soul that i emailed the author David Bogan and asked him some questions. The book is rad btw, it’s written for a Pluto in Leo audience, but the attitude in there is fantastic.
Mystic: Fab book, what is your Sun Sign?
David Bogan: Scorpio. In a previous life, as a manager for a large department in an international bank, I employed all of my staff according to their birth signs. When I got too busy to screen new employees, I found that the people assigned to do it, employed only star signs compatible with themselves, regardless of their qualifications.
Mystic: I love that. Pluto in Capricorn – now until 2024 – is also a Phoenix time for Scorpio. This book would seem to be with that vibe. You’re saying that our governments can no longer afford to fund anyone’s retirement but that anyway the concept is bullshit, a living death. Is that right?
Money Horoscope Till 2024: Pluto In Capricorn Says Don’t Sacrifice Your Life For A Delusion
David Bogan: Absolutely, and the money is the least of the issues. We’re born and genetically programmed to ‘survive’ and do not have a ‘use by date’ stamped on our foreheads. The concept of ‘retirement’ used to be a useful tool to keep people doing mind-bendingly boring jobs by thinking that there was a golden light at the end of the tunnel. I went into a big city book shop recently to inquire if they had the book and the young lady by the computer asked me what the title was. When I told her she said, “Yuk, nobody would ever buy that!” She said, “The only reason I come to work is so I can retire” and she has another 40 plus years of working left! How sad is that? To sacrifice your life for a ‘dream’ that bears no resemblance to reality.
Mystic: So rather than freaking out about being unable to afford retirement or the possibility of bankrupt governments, we redesign our lives to be permanently working & useful. We invest in our health and relevance, rather than saving to be unemployed for a long phase of time? I get this, but I love what I do. What of people who hate their work and cannot wait to be retired?
David Bogan: Yes to all of the above – and to people who hate their work, get out! Nothing is worth spending your life doing something you hate, and they won’t have to worry about retiring, their health will pack up well before that.
Mystic: On this site, we talk a lot about what I call the Zap Zone – the rare square between iconoclastic Uranus and Pluto in Capricorn. The net result is a radical morph of our society, culture, and most of all, the economy. Unsustainable paradigms and insane debt bubbles are bursting. Would you agree with this from your perspective? And that your book is in part an attempt to prep people who may be a bit unaware of what’s to come?
Live where the action is and stay in your community, be part of it, young and old, rich and poor, good and bad.
David Bogan: Yes, and it will be scary for us all. We will not even know when we go into hospital if we can get in, that they will be able to afford to treat us properly and not just trying to get us out again as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Mystic: So my strategy of doing a LOT of preventative stuff is not so flaky after all. Your book has a lot of genius advice for the Pluto in Leo (baby boomer) generation – what would your suggestion be for Gen X (Pluto in Virgo and Libra) and Gen Y (late Pluto in Libra/Pluto in Scorpio)??
David Bogan: Gen X and Y are on the same journey, just a bit further back. I recently saw the attempt by one of these to manage their retirement; they had their parents and grandparents removed from their family crypt into the council one, chiseled the family name off the vault, and listed it for sale. I have a photograph of it with the land agents ‘For Sale’ sign in the front and was going to use it as the cover of a book which I’d entitle “Only in Australia!”
The next biggest mistake for self-imposed retirees, after buying the little car ‘to see them out,’ is to move out to the beach, the country, a distant suburb or small town. They want to ‘get away from it all.’ What they don’t realize is that we should ‘get away’ only when we’re stressed. As our stress levels drop, we need to be back where the action is, where we can fulfill our destiny of a full life. Live where the vibe is and stay in your community, be part of it, young and old, rich and poor, good and bad. That’s life. We’re all hard-wired to be part of this intrinsic fabric, that’s where we belong being useful to ourselves and others.
Image: Roger Wilkinson