Pluto’s shift to direct motion this week has been something else. Generally, when Pluto changes direction, it happens slowly enough that it largely escapes notice. This time, though, nearly everyone I’ve come in contact with has had some kind of very Plutonian experience in the last few days.
Even those of us who have been lucky enough to escape any major external event have felt the pull. Things we have successfully repressed over the last several months have come rumbling up from the deep. It’s painful, it’s inconvenient, and it’s decidedly unpleasant. But it has purpose.
When these things rise within us, it can feel as if they’ve been festering in our subconscious. Things we thought long-since put to rest come bursting forth from inside us darker and more putrid than ever. It’s enough to wonder if we’ll ever have resolution. But what these issues have really been doing is fermenting. The world’s richest soil is born from layer after layer of rot. Over time, what seemed to be fetid waste becomes a beautiful foundation for the growth of what sustains us. In the same way, the old psychological scraps left in our deepest regions have been transformed, and they are now exceptionally fertile ground.
This ground is where we will plant the seeds for our own personal alchemy. Each of us, in one way or another, will be affected by Pluto and Saturn’s conjunction in January 2020. This moment allows us to get a preview of what area of life will be impacted. It also allows us time to plan, to carefully tend and protect these seedlings until they ultimately bear the fruit of our healing.
So listen to the stirrings in your soul, dig deep, and be ready to harvest Pluto’s dark fruit.
How have you been impacted by Pluto turning direct?