You'll live in interesting times
- Toth in conversation with Carel
birthday February 28th, 2002 onwards the Divine Mother will directly
take charge of Auroville," predicts astrologer Toth.
Toth is an uncommon
figure. Known as 'the man with the bowler hat', this Frenchman
is a regular visitor. Many Aurovilians, aware that he is a gifted
astrologer, gladly take advantage of his free consultations. But,
busy though he is with individuals' horoscopes, his main interest
is in studying Auroville's development. Says he: "This year,
some amazing conjunctions are going to happen, and they will greatly
influence Auroville's future. You are in for 'interesting times'".
Auroville was born on
the 28th of February at 10.30 a.m. under the sign of Pisces. The
birth chart shows that there are three master influences: Neptune,
which in Toth's system of astrology represents the Divine Mother;
Pluto, which represents the inconscience, the ignorance and the
obscurity; and Uranus, which stands for the Supramental. "It
is because of these master influences that I say that Auroville
is truly The Mother's city. For all those who have read Mother's
Agenda know to what tremendous extent The Mother, who was incorporating
the Supramental force, was confronting the ignorance and inconscience,"
"Neptune, for me,"
he continues, "is the most beautiful planet. But its great
influence has, nearly from the date of Auroville's birth, been
mitigated by Pluto, who has been responsible for the slow growth
and development of Auroville and for the difficulties and delays
in manifesting anything that comes close to Auroville's ideals.
"Uranus represents the cosmic - you could even say galactic
- influence, what I consider the Supramental to be. It is therefore
no accident that the city of Auroville is planned as a spiral
galaxy with a divine centre. It is a symbol. At the same time
it indicates that Auroville will have the possibility to create
something transcendental, Supramental as was envisaged by The
"The presence of
Uranus has another consequence, which is that Auroville just cannot
be governed in any of the ordinary ways, be it through democracy
or anything else. It indicates that Auroville is a city that can
only be directed by highly-evolved people, by sages, spiritual
beings of a high degree, who should motivate and stimulate. They
should not be governors who tell the people what they have to
do. They should be intermediaries, who will 'inspire' the people
and be open to receive the intuition.
"The fourth important planetary influence of Auroville's
birth chart comes from Venus. Venus is the force that helps to
realise destiny, and her way of helping is through the development
of Love. This implies that it is Love what should direct the city.
Venus is at the same time the master of the ascendant, which means
that it is also a power of love at the physical level, which finds
its expression in physical beauty. It is for that that the city
has to be in harmony with its environment, and at the same time,
novel in the ways of its material expression and abundant in the
expression of physical beauty.
"But a lot is going
to change soon, and I promise you that the year 2002 will be extraordinary.
Exactly on February 28th, 2002, Neptune will be in the mid-heaven
of Auroville's chart. This means that the Divine Mother will take
direct charge of the development of Auroville. This will show
in all its aspects. Auroville will begin to be established in
its perfect purity. This year the Truth will come forward. Also,
the time for change in the way the city is to be managed has finally
arrived. Another form of internal government, the one which I
call the guidance by sages, is at hand. You may not be able to
find your intuitively guided people immediately, but I guarantee
you that they are bound to come. The community can do no better
than to invoke their presence.
"This change of
internal management, indicated by Uranus, started in 1998 when
Dr. Kireet Joshi became Chairman of the International Advisory
Council and Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation. In that
year, Uranus came to be in the mid-heaven of Auroville's chart.
This shows the importance of Kireet.
"Also in 2002, Pluto leaves the seventh house, the house
of relationships. As a consequence, Auroville will become more
open. It will welcome those who need to come, and ways will be
found to keep out those who only wish to join Auroville to improve
their economic circumstances. Due to the retrogression of Pluto
in the months of July and August, a bit of retardation may be
expected in these months, but by autumn 2002 these problems should
"We can also expect
more clarity. Since 1998, Venus and Mercury reinforce each other:
they are together, which means that love and intelligence have
joined, and they are in direct opposition with Pluto. This means
that the moment of clarity has arrived and that the Aurovilians
will come to see clearly what no longer has a place and what needs
to be transformed.
"At the same time
that Neptune enters the mid-heaven of Auroville's chart, Venus
will be in conjunction with it - a unique occurrence. Neptune
is as it were the higher octave of Venus. It means that in 2002
the power of the Divine Mother, the Supreme Love, will open the
heart chakra of all Aurovilians, and this will most definitely
have a great influence on the relationships between Aurovilians
and between Auroville and the outside.
In short, 2002 will
mark the inauguration of the true Auroville."