You don’t need particularly strong psychic or astrological skills to get that the Pluto in Capricorn process that began in 2008 is only just really getting going. Pluto in Capricorn is pricking the Neptune in Capricorn (80s/90s) debt bubble big time and the tension between the Pluto in Leo generation (baby boomers) and those after (but especially the Pluto in Scorpio peeps) is about to intensify.
There is a strong argument that the increase in easy access to debt has masked degeneration in real-life wages & government services. The degree of dissatisfaction with our leadership/economic management has never seemed higher. Pluto is in Capricorn until 2024 – I know, right? It’s a long haul flight, get comfie. The Uranus in Aries phase is like the demolition phase and then Uranus in Taurus from 2018 is the rebuild. We are about to live through interesting times.
Now this is really cool – i saw 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 very first time i heard of the concept, i immediately dismissed it as ludicrous and totally not for me. I thought it was a Mars in Virgo thing and that it made me an out-lier or something.
But NO. Retirement is basically the Devil and the idea of investing heavily in your Awesome (mental and physical) instead of saving for some long, long siesta – golf – cruise shit is in fact apparently 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 really rad btw, it’s totally written for a Pluto in Leo audience – i get that – and it could be be juiced up with some more socio-cultural crap but the attitude in there is pure raw Awesome.
Mystic: Fab book, what is your Sun Sign?
David Bogan: Definitely Scorpio, and in a previous life, as a manager for a very large department in an international bank, I employed
all of my staff according to their birth signs – and when I got too busy to screen new employees, I found that the people assigned to do it, employed only star signs compatible to themselves, regardless of their qualifications.
Mystic: I love that. This is also a very functional NOW time for Scorpions. No schizz structural transformation. 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 basically bullshit, a living death…is that right?
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 enquire if they had the book and the young lady by the computer asked me what the title was and when I told her said, “Yuk, nobody would ever buy that!”
I agreed with her and asked her,”why” and 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 a retirement and/or the possibility of bankrupt governments, we redesign our lives to be permanently working & useful, investing in our health and general Awesome, rather than saving to be unemployed for a long phase of time – yes? I personally 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 economy. Unsustainable paradigms and insane debt bubbles are bursting – we are about to see more change in the next five years than we have had in the last 50. 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 for what’s to come?
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 advice be for the 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 grand parents removed from their family crypt into the council one, chiselled the family name off the crypt, 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 action 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
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