JUPITER/PLUTO NEWSFLASH: Mother Nature’s Bitter Medicine and the Deeper Game Plan Behind It All

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“If there is something in nature you don't understand, odds are it makes sense in a deeper way that is beyond your understanding. So, there is a logic to natural things that is much superior to our own. Just as there is a dichotomy in law: 'innocent until proven guilty' as opposed to 'guilty until proven innocent,' let me express my rule as follows: What Mother Nature does is rigorous until proven otherwise; what humans and science do is flawed until proven otherwise.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Dear One,

Greetings from NYC! I’m hunkered down in my cave, enjoying a part-time spiritual retreat of contemplative reading, meditation, breathwork, chi gung and yoga, with some sun-bathing and planting in my garden, when weather permits.


What about you? Are you structuring your day to allow for some quality time to go within and commune with your body, mind and spirit? If not, perhaps you’re still resisting the reality of What Is and not fully surrendered yet to absorbing the bitter medicine that Mother Nature is providing for the soul nourishment which it contains.

Just as with any potent medicine, we have to stay the whole course of treatment to get the full benefits, preferably, without ambivalence. Most importantly, we need to use the power of our minds to optimize this once-in-a-lifetime FGO (f**kin growth opportunity) by focusing on healing what truly ails us. Nearly everyone, to some degree or another, has been affected by the collective soul sickness of humanity for most of our lives, in terms of what truly gives meaning and value to this precious incarnation.

To help make the best use of this gift of bitter medicine, two books which have helped me are:

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

On the astrological front, the bad news/good news scenario (which I focused on in my last newsletter: Global Karmic PTSD Psychic Forecast) is confirmed by one of the major transits of 2020, as optimistic Jupiter conjuncts transformative Pluto (who also rules the masses) three times this year in structure-ruling, pragmatic Capricorn on April 4, June 29 and November 12, but it remains within an active 6 degree orb all year. This conjunction only happens every 13 years and was also in effect during the Spanish Flu of 1918, the last great pandemic.

Pluto, (best epitomized by Kali), operates by literally annihilating operating systems that no longer serve our highest good going forward, after which new structures will arise from the ashes like the phoenix. And now, with cheerleader Jupiter in the mix, there appears to be much positive, expansive growth for this in the probabilities, beginning by the end of this year, when Karmic Teacher Saturn conjuncts expansive Jupiter, and then playing out over the next decade.

But in the short term, especially between now and the end of June, (as Jupiter goes retrograde in May and Pluto in late April, which weakens their effect a little) we’re all existing in the inner void of emptiness, as external structures appear to be breaking down and falling apart, exacerbated and accelerated by the over-the-top, excessive nature of Jupiter. We’re witnessing all our illusions of control, based on financial or medical safety nets, falling away in real time. For more:

All Your Stagnate Comfort Zones Are Going, Going, Gone

This feeling of inner stillness is pregnant with All That Is, as Pluto/Kali operates by decimating and then, after a lag time, procreating again. And, as we’re in that lag time now, big time, we have a rare window for awakening to our true nature as timeless Beings in a human incarnation. From this realization, we may start experiencing deep feelings of compassion and loving-kindness for all suffering, which brings a spontaneously arising, ineffable feeling of Joy in Being and pure aliveness.

From the Witnessing perspective, what is running beneath Nature’s bitter medicine treatment is a game plan for humanity that just may be the birth of the biggest collective awakening into Unity Consciousness (i.e., One Being with billions of faces) in human history. Courtesy of the pandemic and the cosmic energies of the Quickening, our hearts and minds are being blown open, much wider than ever before on a mass scale.

For more:

The Quickening Phase II Is Here to Rock Your World

Ever since the 1970s, clients have been lamenting to me that they’re afraid the Earth is dying. So, whether their concern was on the issue of global warming, pollution, radiation, etc., or alarm triggered by specific events such as Chernobyl (manmade), the 2004 tsunamis (Nature-made) or, more recently, the Fukushima nuclear disaster/tsunami (a mix of Nature and manmade), I have always comforted them that Gaia (Mother Earth) can take care of herself, and that we should be much more concerned about what humanity is doing to accelerate its own extinction.

But, as always in her-story, when things hit a critical tipping point of affecting Nature too adversely, Gaia transforms into Kali and creates catastrophic events to shake us up to wake us up. As we witness the loss of many human lives and much suffering, (all volunteers on the soul-level), Mother Nature is rigorously cleansing and rebooting herself to sustain Life for those that remain, like a dog shaking fleas off its back.

These days, in addition to all the catastrophizing on the news, we’re also seeing glimmers of the true longer-range game plan that Nature is running. We’re seeing:

· Satellite images of pollution decreasing all over the globe as heart-opening to our fellow souls is increasing exponentially.

· Innovators all over the planet mobilizing to create—not just vaccines and medicines to treat the pandemic—but entirely new delivery systems (to replace the old dysfunctional ones) to channel more abundance for the masses on all levels—from health and wealth, to healing our planet.

Nothing less than the present pandemic could have gotten our attention and let us know, in no uncertain terms, that the jig is up and payment is due Mother Nature, in terms of how we treat her and ourselves and each other.

Wishing us all equanimity and faith in the Flow as we take our medicine, bitter and oh-so-sweet, in this time of ramped-up Divine Order-ly Chaos on our beloved planet,


“The basic rule is to ‘be here now.’ The rule is to start from exactly where we are at this moment. The rule is to be able to say about oneself and the universe with all of its horror, with all of its beauty, with all of its imperfections, Kali and all her manifestations, ‘It is all right. It’s all OK.’”


Author's Bio: 

JOAN PANCOE's experience as a gifted trance channel, karmic astrologer and spiritual teacher in private practice in New York City since 1976 gives her a unique perspective in reading the soul's secrets and helping people remember and get on track with why they're here.

She is the creator of psychic therapy, ™ a ten-session intensive that utilizes altered states to help release karmic blocks and experience and integrate the soul level of consciousness and beyond.

In 2012, Joan appeared in the new A&E/Biography channel documentary series, The UneXplained, demonstrating past-life regression therapy for healing karmic issues. To view her episode (22 minutes):

She is the author of Openings: A Guide to Psychic Living in the Real World and Cosmic Sugar: The Amorous Adventures of a Modern Mystic, under the pen name, Leela Jones.

In addition, Joan is a teacher of Tantric and Taoist energy arts and has had three solo shows of her art in New York City.