“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Martin Luther King Jr
One of the interesting aspects of astrology is looking at the chart of a person who has passed on to see what transits are activating the natal chart in the present. For instance there were significant aspects to Michelangelo’s natal chart at the time that the Sistine chapel was being renovated – transits that would indicate a rebirth of some kind.
With all the push back, strong feelings and polarization being experienced in the US now some people have invoked the memory of Martin Luther King Jr and his practice of nonviolent resistance. It is no wonder astrologically as the time we are living in is another “turn of the wheel” of the turbulent Sixties and 70s – with the same powerful forces in play.
In his birth chart Dr. King’s Moon is in Pisces – this is being activated now by the transit of Chiron – The Asteroid of the Wounded Healer. People with the Moon in Pisces are often idealistic and can feel intuitively the underlying unity and interconnectedness of life. They can be most fulfilled by living a life of service guided by higher principles – if not derailed by addiction to which they are also highly prone. Dr. King’s “I have a Dream Speech” which motivated many others to join him, was a good expression of the idealism that Pisces or Neptune – ruled people can have. He worked through collaboration and cooperation and worked for unity in a highly charged, highly polarized environment. He was also a man of great faith and courage.
Pythagoras, best known in our time for the Pythagorean Theorum, was also educated in Mystery Schools and about the mystical meaning of numbers. He taught “Remember the One” by which he meant remember the unity which underlies all duality.