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A Lifetime of Opportunities: Years of Crisis & Opportunity to Become a New You
This article was written & published on 18th March 2006
In her book, Planetary Cycles, Betty Lundsted uses a table to show how the cycles of the planets coincide at regular intervals, correlating with well-known crisis years in human lives.
The table is reproduced below. An 'x' is placed against the approximate age when a point of crisis/opportunity is reached by that planet. The only exception is Pluto, where a '?' is shown because Pluto's orbit is very elliptical and so its speed through the zodiac signs varies considerably. This means that Pluto's crisis/opportunity years vary between the early 30s to the mid-60s, depending on what year you were born.
You can see where there is a row of 'x's that there are several cycles coming into synchronisation. These approximate ages in human life are 21, 42, and 63.
Twenty-one used to be the age when a person legally became an adult in the UK. It is still a legal 'rite of passage' year in some parts of the world. It is the year when most students graduate from university.
Forty-two is the approximate age of the renowned 'mid-life crisis'. Astrology explains why this concept of a 'mid-life crisis' is so widespread.
Sixty-three is the approximate age of retirement in many countries around the world.
All of the years that are marked in the table are years when we have an opportunity to be re-born in certain specific ways. The more cycles that coincide, the more comprehensive is our attempt at re-birth.
The purpose of this table is to show that our lives are fundamentally cyclic in nature, and that crisis and opportunity are therefore cyclic too. There is a rhythm to the unfolding of our lives and to our development in time and space. If we expand our awareness to view our lives as a whole, rather than as isolated units of calendar time (a day, a week, a month, a year), we can detect a constructive purpose behind the seemingly random changes that we experience.
In other words, what seems like chaos actually has underlying order, and like a surfer, we can ride the waves of change once we grasp that we are living in a cyclic environment. That does not, of course, mean that life will magically become completely pleasant, or that we will not experience things that we would rather avoid.
What it does mean is that we begin to understand, in a deeper way, what is going on in our lives, and that we start to take a different view of how life is meant to work; living life by the human-made calendar does not reflect life's real cycles.
Here is the full table, and below it there is a further table for Pluto:
NB The cycles do not stop at age 84, but since the average human life expectancy is currently not beyond this age, this table will suffice for the purposes of this article.
Pluto crisis/opportunity years
In the table above the Pluto crisis year was indicated by a '?'. The table below enables you to get a closer idea to how old you will be when the opportunity for Plutonic rebirth is yours, and you can then look back at the table above to see if it coincides.with any other planetary crisis/opportunity years.
These are the approximate ages of Pluto crisis/opportunity for each of the years specified. For interim years you will need to interpolate. For instance, if you were born in 1925 then your age for this would be approximately 52.5, and it would be sandwiched between two Jupiter crisis/opportunity years (as seen in the above table) at approximate ages 51 and 54. There are some exceptions to this, but the above table gives you a good idea.
NB Exact ages/years are beyond the scope of this article. To have them individually calculated, please consult a competent astrologer. A competent astrologer can also discuss with you the deeper meaning and trends unfolding in your life.
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