organization such as the Boy Scouts of America ought to be flourishing
with the humanistic Uranus (Uranus rules Aquarius), in its sign. So
what’s gone wrong for the Scouts?
Honor and Respect Everyone
Boy Scouts of America entered incorporation (February 8, 1910) under
the laws of the District of Columbia and the altruistic sign of Aquarius.
This Aquarius organization intends to raise boys as moral, skilled,
forthright young men. Such aspiration fits the bill for the high ideals
of open-minded Aquarius. Aquarius says, “We honor and respect everyone.”
Unless, of course, you’re gay.
Sun in Aquarius as a social template, the Scouts should symbolize tolerance,
inclusion, understanding and compassion. Venus (and probably the Moon),
also in the (allegedly) most humane sign, defines the values for the
Scouts. These values include a cooperative and presumably enlightened
attitude toward all humanity. But the Boy Scouts ban gays from being
both scouts and scout leaders.
In an organization
chart, the group purpose comes from the axis of the lunar nodes. The
Boy Scouts' North Node, the forward moving direction beacon, stands
in Gemini, the twins. This placement implies consideration of different
ideas. Gemini naturally sees people as they are. The mutable sign accepts
and includes the other, regardless of differences in personal belief,
opinion or behavior. Differences stimulate the mind and stir fervent
banter into play, which Gemini craves.
South Node, the ideas from which the group must evolve, rests in Sagittarius.
Sag, at its worst, can symbolize narrow mindedness, righteousness and
overt bias. The South Node shows the less evolved awareness of the nodal
axis. Currently, Pluto is also dredging its way through Sagittarius.
Pluto symbolizes latent urges, dark fears and sexuality. Add a layer
of Sagittarius in its opinionated mode, and the fear and bigotry of
gays rises faster than a scout’s hand to recite the oath.
have the Scouts taken flak for persecuting gays, other claims suggest
that the Scouts support the negative aspects of chauvinism and nationalism
within their quasi-militaristic structure. Such ideas can also be assigned
to the less evolved side of Sag. Perhaps. But the BSA still maintains
the agenda of creating fine, moral (as they see it) young men to lead
this country, regardless of what others think.
like many folks, this shocking story is just now coming to your attention,
but it has been going on for quite some time. At present, the planet
Uranus, the electrifying wake-up call of change, currently moving
through Aquarius, is striking the Boy Scouts' Sun with lightning-like
fury, which may explain why the Scouts are getting so much bad press
to AP reports, however, back in 1992, Wells Fargo withdrew funding
from the BSA, noting that the Scouts’ policy against gays conflicted
with the bank’s doctrine of nondiscrimination. Interestingly, this
transpired when Pluto, the ruler of sexuality, the dark and hidden,
was moving through Scorpio. The intense sexual emphasis of Pluto in
exact square to the Boy Scouts' allegedly open-minded Aquarian Sun
blew a fuse. While this aspect challenged the concepts of the organization
to grow, they persisted in their intractable Aquarian fixity (Aquarius
is a fixed sign). The identity of BSA has been blemished since that
the Scouts seek to heal from this long-term wound, they will need
to comply with current planetary guidance. The planet Jupiter, associated
with Sagittarius, is currently moving through Gemini, and will soon
cross the organization’s North Node. This indicates that healing of
the wounds of the organization can happen if it examines its doctrines,
beliefs and creed. Jupiter demands expansion, possibly to include
philosophies and people the organization has excluded in the past.
The fact that Jupiter is in Gemini reminds us to consider the opposite
next year, Saturn, the maker of hard rules, will also move through
Gemini and make contact with the Nodes of the Boy Scouts. This taskmaster
may insist on declaring a doctrine of diversity. An open-minded reconstruction
of bylaws, charter, incorporation purpose and oath might work miracles
for the reputation of the organization.
the Supreme Court has ruled the Boy Scouts can ban gays, social rights
groups will not agree. Attorney General Janet Reno recently decided
the Scouts can jamboree on federal land despite their biases. And
the protesters of BSA can also camp on those same lands. With unbiased
Uranus and idealistic Neptune in Aquarius, social action groups take
an equally fixed stand. They seek to inspire the Boy Scouts to activate
the Sun and Venus of their horoscope and the theoretical high side
of Aquarius. In doing so, they would open their doors wide to those
trends lean toward open-ended understanding. There’s a lesson for
us all. Is it up to the BSA to include gays? Or is it up to the rest
of humanity to take the road of understanding and accept the discrimination
of the Scouts?