Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again.
Why not? What’s the point in a child’s rhyme and/or parable that insists there’s no restoration possible after a tragedy? What about happily ever after?
As a child, I always felt tremendous sympathy for Humpty; that he fell and no one would help him.
The problem isn’t that Humpty couldn’t be put back together; the issue is that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t be the ones to do it. It had to come from Humpty himself.
And so it is with us. If someone else puts us back together, or completes us, there’s a good chance we’ll look like them and not ourselves.
No one can stop us from ruining our lives, and very few beyond ourselves can restore the destruction that befalls us. Otherwise, our self-respect couldn’t flower and our faith wouldn’t deepen as much if it were others that rescued us.
Disneyland: the happiest place on earth
On another childlike note, Mickey Mouse’s dog, Pluto, was indeed named after the recently discovered planet back in 1930.
Pluto is still a planet
At one time, the greatest minds of the time were certain the world was flat. At another time, flying in an airplane was considered magic and beyond technology. And, when NASA sent John Glenn off into outer space, there were many people convinced he would never return.
But there are, thankfully, those rebellious souls who listen to the proverbial beat of a different drum, and set out onto those far-reaching limbs and return with mystical powers, renewed credibility, new understanding, and some yummy, juicy fruit.
Pluto is still a planet because its personality function is still essential to humanity.
From Myrna Lofthus’, A Spiritual Approach to Astrology:
The basic personality function of Pluto is soul growth through painful experiences.
Yellow is the color of health and well-being. Bright yellow indicates spontaneity, enthusiasm, and intellect. These traits are characteristic of Scorpios.
Pluto is arid, cold and dark. It appears to be remote and hostile (remind you of any Scorps you know?) Are we guilty of freezing others with our coldness, remoteness and hostility? Like the world of the god Pluto and the planet Pluto, we must delve beneath the exterior to the soul within, in order to know and understand what others are like.
In a natal chart, Pluto indicates where changes are going on. This change can be extremely difficult. A sacrifice is called for in order that something better may take its place. There is always a descent into the darkness of the underworld of ourselves before we can ascend into the light.
Pluto is the planetary ruler of Scorpio, and the symbol for the sign Scorpio is the only one that is a threesome: the Scorpion, the Eagle and the Phoenix.
The lowest expression of Scorpio is the stinging, biting soul who, like the insect, would rather die from the stinging than forego the pleasure of stinging.
The next octave up of expression for Scorpio is the Eagle, who soars high above all others, flying majestically and strong.
The highest expression for Scorpio, however, is the Phoenix, who from its own ashes of destruction, rebuilds itself.
From darkness to light
As I sit here writing this article in contamination gear, looking around the rubble and remains of my fiberglass contaminated home (which I inadvertently did myself through what seemed at the time to be a brilliant ‘chick trick’), constantly overwhelmed by the enormous loss, clean-up, and restoration process, and weeping daily with sadness for all the challenges that have come to my precious daughter and I recently, I am comforted by Pluto’s power – more by God’s, but enough by Pluto’s, too – and the knowing that from these ashes of our sweet life, we will rebuild.
When “sh*t happens” in my life, as an astrologer, I don’t go running to current transits and progressions to see the present planetary forces operating; the natal chart tells us everything we need to know. There is nothing happening ‘out there’ causing anything.
As we read in a recent article, Astrology fundamentals: the what, how, and where of your horoscope, our horoscope tells us what, how and where our soul lessons will happen; life and God dictate when.
Nothing happens to us. It happens for us. It’s difficult to believe at times, but this is what belief is for….to reach beyond the limited mortal mind and see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; to feel God’s hand guiding us through the dark night.
Toward the end of, The Wizard of Oz, when Glinda the Good Witch is instructing Dorothy to click her heels three times and repeat, “I want to go home,” her loyal friends, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow, become enraged that Glinda didn’t tell Dorothy she had this power all along. Glinda calmly tells them all that “she wouldn’t have believed me; she needed to find it out for herself.”
If we look to the stars every time something happens to see why certain experiences are occurring, how will we ever learn to look within? And, we must look within, no matter what. Not to find fault; not to place blame; not even to seek cause; but to see the wellspring of divinity that lives and moves and has its being in us.
So, perhaps Humpty, as an egg-like entity, represents the fragility of the human condition and his circumstances demonstrate that yes, we will fall and no one can save us.
In our humanness, we will fall. As spiritual beings having a human experience, however, we don’t need all the king’s horses or their men, either. We have what we need.
In Klamath Falls, we have an abundance of resources for spiritual restoration. David and Pat Hedelman at the Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 2154 Garden Ave., are two passionate, dedicated souls available to facilitate anyone on their journey of spiritual restoration.
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