Ice House Detroit
A Detroit Photographer and an Architect are using the Pluto transit of Capricorn to make lemons out of lemonade. There are currently about 20,000 abandoned homes in the city of Detroit. Gregory Holm and Matthew Radune are bringing attention to the housing crisis in that city by literally freezing one of them over the Winter Months this year.
Check out Gregory Holm's photographs of the House; they are incredibly beautiful. Their blog is available here:
Pluto and Uranus are the planets of Crisis. Right now they are representing the two planets that also rule Ice, Saturn and Neptune, through the signs that they are in. They are also in a challenging square aspect with each other and with Saturn.
The odd sign out in this set-up is the sign of Cancer which rules Home, Land, Real Estate, and the Common Public.
On February 7 the two artists will reveal the location of the house they are freezing in order to bring much needed attention to the impoverished area.
How incredible is Art?
Quickly looked up Detroit's chart(s). Had no idea the City was so old. Boy, they could really stand to plant a couple of trees. They could use a couple of reminders that things can grow. Maybe in the Spring after the house has thawed... The City was founded by a French Pisces named Sieur de Cadillac (well, his real name was Antoine de la Motle, or something like that, just got excited about the Cadillac/Michigan connection which I never knew about).
Both charts share a Mars in Cancer, that's not always good for peaceful living environments. Detroit has been going through a crisis for much longer than the current Recession.
Right now the Founding Chart is having a Jupiter Return which can be a very positive sign. Jupiter in the natal chart really stands out at 7 Pisces because its unaspected, therefore doesn't flow with the other planets in the chart. That's really good for the Arts. The Incorporation chart has Pluto at close to the same spot in Pisces. That can indicate a time of Success, a sort of spark of excitement at least. Pluto is placed in a pretty stressful position in both charts (Conjunct NN in Founding Chart, and placed at apex of a Thor's Hammer to Saturn-Uranus square Mars in the Inc. Chart, wow you can really see the Auto industry described in that aspect).
Gotta look at Saturn to see if anything enduring and solid can come of it. The Detroit Incorporation Chart is approaching a Saturn Return in Libra. Saturn is well placed in the sign of Libra but, as I said is involved in that Thor's Hammer aspect (which I admit I don't have a solid interpretation for). Saturn-Uranus-Pluto are mirrored in the current big outer transit in the sky right now so this will affect the city.
July 24, 1701
Sun 2 Leo; Moon Aquarius or Pisces; NN 18 Leo
Sept. 13, 1806
Sun 21 Virgo; Moon Virgo or Libra; NN 24 Sagittarius