Pluto Rising

The last Pluto-Uranus square occurs in eight days. After that, it’s over. The next square between these two won’t happen until 2073. Aspects like this mark eras. It may take some time before we fully understand this one.

We now, however, have an understanding of what the Pluto-Uranus conjunction in the 60s brought. The last exact conjunction occurred on June 30, 1966—two years before I was born. In my natal chart, Uranus is nearly five degrees ahead of Pluto. Interestingly, the small gap between them is very pertinent to me right now.

Pluto transits take a long time. Like the aspects above, they’re hard to fully understand until we can look back on them. Progressions are similar. The progressed chart evolves very slowly; in one year, the chart changes as much as one day of real time. There is a fractal nature here: Astrologers can glimpse the first 100 years of your life by studying the first 100 days of your life.

Consider the following example. On September 20, 2010, my progressed Ascendant met up with my Progressed Pluto. The days and years before that, progressed Pluto was in my first house. The days and years after, progressed Pluto will be in my 12th house. (The progressed chart rotates clockwise, which causes most points to move retrograde.)

Progressed Uranus is currently in the first degrees of my first house. It will not rise above my progressed Ascendant until August 1, 2017. My progressed Ascendant will thus separate the two for seven years. Hold that thought.

In 2010, I don’t remember paying mind to my progressions…at least not closely. Today, on this first day of Daylight Savings Time, it occurred to me to investigate. Before I share the results, I want to give you a bit of context.

Three or four weeks ago, a random Tarot reading told me I was going to be moving soon. The message came out of the blue. About a week later, I was given unofficial notice that the property where I live is being sold. Luckily I have a few months before I need to move.

My time in this house is drawing to a close. I’ve been here for just over 3 years. This house has felt like home orders of magnitude more than the previous. I was happy to move the last time. This time, it comes with a bit of sadness.

And like the distance between Pluto and Uranus, I am in between the beginning of the journey and the end of it. I don’t know yet where I’ll be living next.

This morning, I decided to look back at what was happening in my life around the Autumnal Equinox of 2010. What I found was astonishing! Allow me to paint a timeline for you.

In 2006, I started writing my first novel. In May of 2009, it was published the first time—under the name A Fool’s Journey. Shortly after it came out, I realized it was not right…it was not done. I knew that it needed some changes.

Some time in 2010, I started making those changes. In fact, I finished the next edition right around September 2010! I then immediately started writing my next novel.

Progressed Pluto meeting my progressed Ascendant thus fell right in between the completion of the first story and the start of the next!JourneyPromoAd-12.00

And now for some news. As you know, the finished out version of my first novel is called Journey to the Temple of Ra. I am sure many of you have not yet read it. Now is a great time, because the sequel is coming out soon. I have a box of books I would love to sell so I don’t have to move them. I am therefore running a sale: print edition of Ra for $12.00 +tax & shipping (while supplies last).

Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome picks up the story on the very next day. The e-book will be available in the spring. [I am not sure about the print edition just yet.]  In Ra, the protagonist embarks a journey that leads him to his life purpose. In Scribe, he has to live that purpose, which is not a trivial feat.

The channeled material in my books is…well…channeled. To borrow a line from my protagonist: “I’m not the author, just the scribe.”

Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!

In Scribe, which is structured around numerology, there is a discussion of “the journey of seven.” Within that discussion, it points out that it takes seven steps to go from the Death card in the Tarot to Judgement. The Death card—number XIII, relates to Pluto. Judgement—number XX, which is sometimes called Resurrection, relates to Uranus. Seven steps from death to rebirth.

For me, it will take seven years for my progressed chart to put Uranus back in the same Astrological house as Pluto. I have two and a have years more. Leaving this home is another small death.

The move into this house marked a profound shift in my life. I can only discern the magnitude by comparing how different it feels. Within weeks, it was hard to remember what it felt like living in the old place. It felt more like a dream than a memory.

Furthermore, each of the three years here has been vastly different than the previous. It is almost like I’m dying and being reborn yearly.

Publishing Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome will be an ending and a beginning; I’m just not sure what is ending and what is beginning. Maybe it will take progressed Uranus crossing my progressed Ascendant for all of the changes within me to appear outwardly. In the mean time, you’ll be able to benefit from my journey by reading about the life and times of John and Johannes.

The Spring Equinox approaches. I will be living somewhere new before the Summer Solstice. Hopefully by then, some of you will have read and enjoyed my new work. Check back here, Facebook, or my website for details. And notice that I have new places to visit! Follow the links on the right to get there.

If you have read and enjoyed Ra, feel free to share your thoughts and post a review on Amazon here.

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