Dearest Jeffrey, On the eve of your 76th rotation around the Sun (Wow-Weeee!) I want to celebrate, honor, give thanks and love for your Being. Thank you for sharing your work with so many of us planetary beings, and, in so many languages. And having the tenacity to hang in there, and to continue to share your work with so many of us, in so many diverse cultures around the world, traveling the globe in the early years to spread the knowledge of Evolutionary Astrology. Before EA, Pluto, Scorpio, and the 8th house begrudgingly wore a maleficent, shameful badge of dishonor. And in a mere half arc of precessional degree, you transmuted that for modern astrology. We can all wear our Pluto Placement (by sign house and aspects as you say) with pride, and to understand our Soul Evolution in our current lifetime, and, moreover, our Soul's Intention in this Life time: Our Pluto Polarity Point. Furthermore, your rich expansion of the archetypes of the zodiac, the EA methodology, expressed in your Pluto Vol 1 and Pluto Vol 2 books enriched my life, and my understanding of Astrology tremendously, and I am sure I am only one of countless who feel the same.
I never dreamed I would become an Evolutionary Astrologer, let alone, Your Chocolate Astrologer. It was all Plutonic, really. When Pluto went over my 17 Scorpio Neptune in my 12th back in 1991 (No, I had no idea that was happening at the time, and knew nothing about EA and extremely little about Astrology) my life was upheaved in a Plutonic literal fire in which I lost everything I owned as well as 5000 other neighbors of mine. By the time Pluto crossed my 26 Scorpio AC, I had relocated to Costa Rica (where I'd never been before in this lifetime) and I purchased an abandoned cacao farm with intention of rehabilitating it, which I have done over the past 30 years. Then when Pluto hit my 1st house 13 Sagittarius South Node, well, I found Evolutionary Astrology. I can't even remember how; I just remember that it resonated with me deeply, like a familiar face, or a knowing touch. I only wish that I had found you in 3D, instead of through digital media. And, yet, through all the years and all the videos and anything EA I could get my hands on, I formed a formable relationship with you and EA. Thank YOU! Most of all, thank you for your tenacity. Man, being a late Scorpio AC myself, I get it, I don't know if I could of, or would of, hung in there being in the public eye of scrutiny. Today I was re-listening to an old school you taught back in the Dakotas, where you were recounting the story of your teacher telling you that your life work was astrology and your abhorrent reaction; and yet, as you state, for the love of God and the desire to do his will, you wholeheartedly championed the cause of Astrology to a dignified level. Thank You Jeffrey! My Pisces Moon, salutes your Pisces Moon, and I honor your dedication to All humanity and the personal sacrifices it entailed. As we say in Spanish, "Dios Bendiga!!"Today, as many many many days, over many many years, You've vicariously roasted cacao with me. (Yep, I've been re-listening to Pluto Schools!) And tomorrow, on your actual birthday, you'll vicariously temper and mold chocolate with me. It's rather arduous and hard work (somebody's gotta do it!); Thank you for holding my hand through the ethers, championing EA, and tempering and molding me to become the EA astrologer I AM today. You've enhanced my life immeasurably; You've made me a better person, through your Being, teachings and written and digital work. Thank You.
I light a candle for you, pray for your serenity and happiness, on this eve of your Solar Return. Thank you infinitely for your dedication, and your deep love of God.