Yesterday, I wrote about the Saturn Transit. Today, I will share my thoughts on the Pluto Transit.
Throughout the past two years, I have been very aware of Pluto. There are a number of people in my life (family, friends, and clients) who are currently inside of a Pluto Transit. These that I know all have a Natal sun at or near 21-23o Aries, Libra, Cancer, or Capricorn. [Birthdays: April 13th, October 14th, July 15th, January 14th plus or minus a day or two.] This means Pluto (along with all of his cohorts) is either squaring, opposing, or conjuncting their sun. From this, I am getting a good idea of what the Pluto Transit is like.
Our current situation is very much a Pluto event. Saturn, Mercury, and the sun met with Pluto on or near January 12th at 23o. This month, Mars joined Pluto on March 22nd and Jupiter will on April 4th, each at nearly 25o. The entire planet is having a Pluto Transit.
Let’s consider the past for a moment. Saturn made a conjunction with Pluto this year. Saturn opposed Pluto three times in 2001-2002. Its first exact opposition was in August of 2001, just one month before 9/11! Since then, we often say things like: “Before 9/11 it was like this; after 9/11 if was like that.”
Saturn last squared Pluto in 2010, which was the beginning of the worst drought I personally experienced. The trees were literally dying of thirst!
Pluto first entered the sign of Capricorn in January of 2008, then for good in November…and we all remember what happened that year in the financial markets, which are part of Capricorn’s domain.
The coronavirus is helping us create a new normal—more significantly than 9/11 did I predict. After seeing clear skies for the first time, many people will not tolerate going back to the pollution. Although some workers are busier now than ever, some people who have been stressed out for years are getting a break. I suspect many will not want to kill themselves at work again after this. And after not facing traffic snarls for all these weeks (or months), will we want that again?
Notice how I wrote that first sentence in the last paragraph. We will create a new normal. We are already creating it.
The coronavirus is here. We are dealing with it. We, collectively (be it cities, states, countries, or everyone) are taking action (or not doing the things we used to do). And we are continually making adjustments based on theories and observations of what is working and what is not. [This is life, by the way.]
And we individually are doing the same.
Some of the people I know got hit by Pluto earlier. Some are getting hit right now. Each person in my sample data is somewhere different within the transit(s). In all cases, I am seeing how the benefit emerges out of the contrast. Were there casualties? Indeed. Most in my sample lost someone dear (or more than one person) during this time.
I too am having a Pluto transit. Pluto is squaring my Saturn. I too lost significant people close to me. In the back of my mind, because Pluto is squaring my Saturn and not my sun, I expected some big changes in my career.
Well, this morning, the dominant thought in my head is that this blog is dying…or already dead. I have been writing here for 10 years now. Not only did my audience not grow much over that time, it has been slowly retreating. When I post a picture of the moon or a sunset on Facebook and Instagram, I get more likes there than I do for months of posts here.
So, like the rest of us, it is time for me to let those who have passed on go. I don’t know what will happen for me. As long as people still approach me for readings, I’ll continue to do them. But writing?
Now this is interesting. I wrote in my journal earlier about all of this—letting go of this blog or maybe retiring all of A Fool’s Inclination…and did a reading to see what came through. [That reading started with the Death card and featured some of the most “negative” cards after that.]
Feeling rather discouraged, I walked away from the computer and went to the kitchen to make myself some breakfast. I put on my headphones to listen to some music. And get this: the name of the first song that came on is called: Don’t You Ever Stop, which are pretty much the lyrics that continually repeat as well.
Some of the most intriguing and profound messages I have ever received in this life time came through songs. So I won’t stop, but I will keep reaching for something better. I do have to say that my readings and coaching sessions this year have been awesome!
Some people are dying from COVID-19 and more are likely. Some businesses will probably die as well. We collectively and individually have to accept this. Death is a most basic aspect of life. We all have to deal with it no matter when or how it comes.
At the same time, MANY of us (the vast majority of us) will continue to live.
What if the most important thing for many of us to do right now is simply connect with the people in our lives through video chat and the phone. Don’t if/when you’re not up for it, but do when it feels good. It is addicting! I’ve been in more video chats this week than the past 12 months combined!
Some of you are very busy. You might feel an urgency to get things done and solve problems this very minute. Be mindful of your own needs. Pace yourself. This adjustment period might last a while.
If you are idle, having lost the ability to do your work, then see if you can take advantage of this time. YOU are still living. YOU are still creating your life experience. Harmonize with the situation as much as you can. Find productive things to do with this. And look forward to what you will do once this passes. Go ahead and make future plans, just don’t put them on a calendar. Set the intentions and let the Universe show the the timing.
The archetypal pattern around death is this: it is a gateway where we can’t see what’s on the other side. When someone significant in your life passes on, it can be hard to imagine life without them close by. But we do get through it. [They are still close by…closer in fact, just no long dragging a body with them. That is a tricky thing to adjust to.]
I will end with this amazing song and video. I heard it for the first time the other day and it felt oh so relevant! Listen to the beautiful music and singing, but pay attention to the words too!
Falls by Odesza: