When Pluto first entered my 12th house by transit, I found very little written about this transit. I decided to fill the void by making a point of writing about it. You can access these posts here – tag – Pluto transit 12th.
Right now, I have Pluto in Capricorn (Saturn) transiting my 12th (Neptune). I simultaneously have Saturn transits my natal Neptune in Scorpio (Pluto). It’s no surprise I’ve become very interested in death and dying from a spiritual perspective.
I was fortunate to come across the Catholic Book of the Dead. This is from the book description:
“Join author Ann Ball as she explores ways we have tried to explain and cope with death throughout history. Discover how Roman and Hebrew funeral customs influenced early Christian rites; how the Middle Ages and the “Black Death” gave rise to customs we maintain today; and how the Protestant Reformation helped shape our modern funeral practices. Explore how different cultures view death – from an Irish wake to a Japanese Catholic funeral, from Mexican ceremonies to Native American Catholicism and tribal beliefs…”
I’ve enjoyed reading about individuals or groups of individuals who died many centuries ago. It’s fascinating to learn how families and societies dealt with death throughout the ages. What laws were passed that altered funeral practices? Why were the laws passed? What trends developed…and then faded away? It’s a powerful lens through which you can view life in the modern day.
If you immerse yourself in something, it’s bound to impact you. This is particularly true if you’re as permeable as I am. I am seeing the boundary (Capricorn) between the living and dead (Pluto) dissolve (12th), as I become more and more interested in things like the Communion of the Saints.
I have never been afraid of dying. I have never known why I don’t fear death, but I am starting to get an inkling.