Astrology in real life
First, this disclaimer: I use EQUAL houses, so when I say “angles of your chart”, that is exactly what I mean. I am referring to Pluto transits over the angles of your chart, where the angles are the same degree as your ascendent.
Pluto transits over the angles of your chart are invariably drastic and life-changing. For example, when Pluto crossed my midheaven, my life took such a turn, I had to live underground for close to 10 year. Me! A person so social and outspoken. I was a person listed in the phone book by the time I was 17 years old, and all the sudden I ceased to exist in public (10th house) life and lie dormant for nearly a decade.
Continue reading Pluto Transit To The Angles Of Your Natal Chart (Ascendent, Descendent, Midheaven or IC)
“We gonna be burning and a-looting tonight, burning all pollution tonight, burning all illusion tonight.”
The idea of a Pluto transit can be scary. Personally I’ve got my eye on Pluto transiting my moon in the next few years. Let’s just say I’m not looking forward to it, but I’m starting to gain perspective on it. Pluto is transformation, regeneration. Pluto is power; Pluto can be pain. But Pluto also represents pain with a purpose. A metaphor for Pluto action is the bone that must be rebroken so it can heal properly; avoid that pain and you never walk again.
Continue reading Pluto Transits: “The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Is On Fire”
This is from 2006. I thought of it because of a conversation on the boards about this old man. This is a true story of course. I wrote this when Pluto was transiting my Moon. For newcomers, I met, Scott when I was 15. We dated on and off for 17 years. Then we had a huge falling out that lasted about 12 years, before he surfaced on my blog and started writing there of all things. You can read his writing here: For Whom Should I Display My Soul? Here’s the bit, which I wrote while in Tucson, springing it on the blog who did not know I was out of town:
”My definition of a devil is a god who has not been recognized. That is to say, it is a power in you to which you have not given expression, and you push it back. And then, like all repressed energy, it builds up and becomes completely dangerous to the position you’re trying to hold.”
–Joseph Campbell, “An Open Life”
I just read that Joseph Campbell quote and instead of seeing “devil” I saw “Pluto.” Transiting Pluto energy is complicated (deep) but one feature is its function of bringing what is in shadow to the surface. It digs up the dirt. It’s like an emetic that brings up whatever is deep in the belly and needs to be expelled (addressed). If you’ve ever had syrup of ipecac you know this isn’t a pleasant process. You throw up. However, it’s way better than dying of a poison. I once fed my sister a bunch of baby aspirin (they used to be delicious, like candy!) and they made me take the ipecac too… and sit in the tub with her. It certainly brought up my shadow. I learned that lesson, deeply and it changed me forever, for better. Don’t poison your sister! It’s bad!
Have Pluto transits “brought up” your shadow? How did you deal?
“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
Pluto transits are serious business. Pluto is serious business. Life contains suffering, just as it contains joy. To downplay a Pluto event is folly. However, to fear it is counterproductive. Fear sets up a condition that exacerbates suffering. It can make one resistant to walking forward on their own steam in order to face and surmount an issue, such as a deer in the headlights that freezes in the road and is broadsided.
Continue reading Pluto And Suffering
1 Minute Astrology video
Double Gemini and astrologer Claire-France Perez befriends the repulsive – Me! (recorded March, 2008, updated below)
“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.”
Pluto transits are hard to talk about without scaring people. Pluto regenerates. It is deep and dark can seem ominous. Pluto also represents death. If you’ve ever dealt with death you know that the death of someone close takes you apart. Some are devastated and don’t come “back” as easily as others, but some seem to roll with it pretty well. Those are usually the people who have Pluto prominent in their charts, already have an innate understanding for the energy in some way.
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“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.”
I’ve had a second death in my family this week. I’m hoping the funerals are not on the same day, but they may be. And I will deal with that if necessary. I just found out this morning about the second death. After the initial shock I think I’m actually dealing better with both than I would have done with either singly. You know what they say, when it rains it pours. Sometimes pouring rain is just what you need to actually act and get out of the wet.
Continue reading Dealing With Difficult Transits
I have writing publicly for more than 10 years and gone through various phases during this time. I remember when the Pluto transit to my Sun started coming in; this would have been early 2002, I think. I was in a yoga class at the time. My class was full of people who worked for United Airlines or at least it had been, prior to September 11th. Half my class lost their jobs by September 15th, when they closed a reservations center here in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Continue reading What Kind Of Phase Of Life Are You In?
Hopefully Coherent Ramblings
Several references to Kenny Rogers around here recently and I am reminded of “Cousin Gerard.”
This was at the tail end of my Pluto to natal Neptune transit and I woke up in Las Vegas. We were staying with my boyfriend’s aunt from his mother’s side of the family, the Chinese side. While we were there his father, the travelling professor phoned to tell us that “Cousin Gerard” from Austria would be joining us. It was a very Wes Anderson-esque extended family comedy situation.
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