Olympics: Happy Shiny Pluto and Dippy Dotty Uranus

Sunday July 29th 2012

OK – I’m on holiday, but I was just popping by to update the horoscopes so I thought I’d briefly post on the Olympic Opening Ceremony – what a hoot!

Have you ever wondered what the shiny, happy face of Pluto might be? If so, you might want to watch the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Giant chimneys: it was all a bit blokeish.

I have been pondering the Olympic chart for a while, dominated as it is by Pluto, god of the Underworld.

Well, by the time the blazing Olympic rings were floating above the stadium on the night of the 27th, I could see the Pluto was working. We had just watched a crazy, chaotic, marvellous, fun (yes fun) 21st century re-enactment of the rape of Persephone. In case you didn’t see it, the show started with the stadium transformed into a bucolic version of merry England filled with cavorting peasants in green fields dotted with wild flowers. Then came the Industrial Revolution in the shape of giant chimneys (!) thrusting through the sward. Freudians rejoice.

My colleague Mme Arcati has timed the actual start
for either 00.18 or 00.35 on the 28 July but the opening
ceremony began at 9pm so this is for  mid-show.

As you doubtless know, in the myth Hades (Pluto) rises up from his kingdom in the Underworld and snatches Persephone, daughter of the earth goddess, as she picks flowers in a meadow. Ken Branagh (Moon-Pluto-NN in Virgo trine Jupiter in Capricorn) was having a blast as Hades, sorry, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

This part of the ceremony was driven by the driving, demonic drumming of the fabulous Evelyn Glennie (Uranus-Pluto opposite Saturn in Pisces/sextile-trine Neptune in Scorpio), and her hundreds of bin-bashing volunteers.

Here in brief are some more Plutonic moments.

We had a homage to British children’s literature (and the NHS) set in hospital. But it turned out to be more about children’s nightmares  – what with Voldemort, the terrifying Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cruella DeVille, Captain Hook, and a peculiar giant baby taking centre stage.

Then there was a beautiful dance sequence in memory of the dead set to the hymn Abide With Me. That was preceded by a “wall” of memorial.

If that’s how pretty Charon is,
we can all die happy.

David Beckham, looking quite astonishingly handsome, played Charon – the boatman of the River Styx that runs between the living and the dead. (Perhaps I’m taking it a bit far here, but it’s kind of spooky, nicht?)

As you may recall. Pluto crossed the MC during the ceremony and Uranus crossed the Ascendant, so there was a big Uranian moment too, with a celebration of Sir Tim Berners-Lee and his invention of the internet. (Oh and the music for this sequence was put together by Underworld.)  The rapper Dizzee Rascall: “People say I’m bonkers but I’m just free…” – that was Uranus talk.

And a funny, eccentric Uranian moment – Mr Bean (Uranus-Jup opposite Sun) fantasising and playing the synthesiser.

Finally, there was Sir Paul raised from the dead to sing Hey Jude – just kidding – but Geminis be warned, that’s what you look like if you don’t choose to age gracefully.

It all goes to show that when art takes powerful planetary energy and rides it, you get something marvellous. Through imagination, you can make magic out of energies that are potentially poisonous.

Here are the previous pieces on the Olympics:
Looking Backwards to See Forwards
Vesta and the Olympic Flame

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  1. Link says:

    Kinda psychedelic ending with Pink Floyd’s Eclipse:

    All that you do
    All that you say.
    All that you eat
    And everyone you meet
    All that you slight
    And everyone you fight.
    All that is now
    All that is gone
    All that’s to come
    and everything under the sun is in tune
    but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

    A grand ‘omage to astrology. Heh. and ze Moon of course.

  2. siriusrising says:

    Brilliant assessment – the best review of the ceremony that I have seen.

  3. The rituals you so deeply delved into (Plutoland) are right and true, well observed but I must share the deeper still, hidden negative meanings of this bizarre, weird and incredibly dark energy of the Olympics opening ceremony.(We as Astrologers know there are hidden meanings but this seems to be what the “Illuminati” were really staging there unknown to most!) I found this article and based on the whole Persephony in the Underworld theme/myth you wrote, you might like to see even more, please read this but be warned it is mind blowing! Thanks for great Astrology insights! …here is the link:http://merovee.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/the-olympics-the-giant-baby-the-dark-knight-rises/

  4. Christina says:

    Link – So true! Love the Floyd but wow, what a weird choice. Do you think Danny Boyle, who must have more Scorp/Pluto in his chart than we know (no birth time) had a look at the astrology and thought, Hell let’s take the highway we’re going that way already…:)

    & thanks sirius
    & I’ll have a look Shawn, thanks for the link

  5. Jackie T says:

    I kept trying to post but no luck! A wonderful post on the wonderful opening ceremony. And your comments on McCartney made my year!

  6. Vanessa says:

    Loved your assessment! I do wonder how the Plutonian/Uranian energy will play out in the competitions themselves!

  7. Christina says:

    Thanks for the thumbs up ladies.

    Macca! Oivey

    …and thinking about it… first we have the rape of Persephone and then the monstrous baby is born of that union…What was Danny Boyle thinking about? Or am I reading too much into it.

  8. P says:

    Hades’ underworld baby?? Sounds like David Lynch territory to me – although, wasn’t his first film Shallow Grave?