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When Pluto got demoted, it made me laugh. Because I (and every person whose credit has crunched recently) are getting punched in the face by it just as much as when it was still officially a planet.

The winds of change are blowing, the planets are moving, and Pluto is rumbling as it starts its long transit through Capricorn. In one sense I don't think it will matter that much who wins the election in the States because we are facing an era of going to hell in a handbasket deeply challenging times for both the US and the UK (on which subject Michael Lutin writes more extensively here. A crisis will face whomever takes office. A collective force is moving and only beginning to make itself felt. It will be years before the epicenter of the quake reaches our feet and years more before it dissipaes.

But curiously, I'm not afraid. I don't think anything at this point is gained by fear. I have survived enough wars and losses to know that the least useful strategies are the ones where we become paralysed by fear or press our hands over our eyes chanting 'It's not really happening'.

Because it is happening indeed my friends, and those whose natal horoscopes feature planets in cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra) will feel it personally. Nonetheless, Pluto is about as personal as a tsunami and we are no more than collateral damage of the wave and shouting 'It's not fair!" is unlikely to be an effective strategem.

For the last year I've been having the intermittent versions of the same dream. In my dream we get a warning that unless we leave our house in the next hour with what we can carry we are going to die. In the more nightmarish versions of this I cannot find anything and run around helplessly looking for coats and shoes while my time runs out. Usually however I am frightened but collected. Z and I band together, gather essentials, grab the baby and run.

Pluto isn't served by our panic, or reactiveness. Pluto in Sagittarius brought up the dark side of spiritual beliefs and we saw the rise of religious extremism. Now with Pluto in Capricorn the financial and real estate institutions(to be joined soon by houses of law and government) are getting shaken to see what skeletons tumble out of their closets. We are not being asked to be afraid, merely to be ruthless in our self-examinations and de-cluttering. We are tightening our belts, reducing our expectations while all that is unnecessary is getting stripped away. How traumatic or not this is only depends on our willingness to collaborate with the process.

I dreamt of my other son last night. The Invisible One. Who is not yet born, for all I know may never be born in my life. In my dreams he is small but perfectly formed - a grown up mind in a child's body. In the last dream I have before waking he walks up to me, says "Do not be afraid" and "What is your house made of?" and then he is gone.

We are the piggies and the wolf is huffing at our door. (Sidenote - I just misspelled huffing as hugging; awww, cuddly wolf). This is the testing time when we are being asked to examine the foundations of our marriage/caareer/life and those that were built on delusion or lie will crumble. On the other hand, nothing is a disaster. Those who find themselves in the midst of falling masonry will be given the opportunity to test out what works and start anew.

What is my house made of? Hope, mostly. And the atavistic, bone-knowledge of running. But still, mostly hope.


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Nov. 2nd, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know you had an invisible son! He must be related to my invisible boyfriend - they both sound equally calm and beautiful. I know TIB doesn't belong in a body, though.

I'm selfishly relieved that Pluto's rolled out of MY sign. The last 13 years started with major surgery and ended with a (very useful, as it happens) implosion of everything. Now what? Doesn't matter. I think a lot of us speak wolf quite fluently, by now.

What's the deal with the cardinal signs being most affected by the Capricorn transit?
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
What's the deal with the cardinal signs being most affected by the Capricorn transit?

Capricorn is a cardinal sign so that means that when Pluto goes through it it will form major aspects to all Cardinal signs (conjuction to Capricorn, opposition to anything in Cancer and squares to any stuff in Libra and Aries). Major aspects are powerful, so Cardinal people will feel the effects the most in that sense.

It was much the way that Pluto's transit through Sag grilled all the mutable signs, not just the centaur.
Nov. 2nd, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
What's the mechanism for all this planetary influence stuff supposed to be?

Do Eris and Pluto's other dwarven chums have anything to say for themselves?
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
What's the mechanism for all this planetary influence stuff supposed to be?

Truly, I am not sure that there is one that stands up to scrutiny or logical questioning. I understand why people feel sceptical about this, and I am at a loss to explain it. It's difficult to say HOW it works only that it does. There seems to be a strong correlation between planetary movements and certain psychological patterns and archetypes. One reflects the other and the study of astrology has given me lots of insight.

Richard Tarnas has a good book cosmos and Psyche that basically maps the correlations between the events in the history of the world and the planetary positions/groupings that happened at the time and it is easy to see in those examples that the two are linked.

Do Eris and Pluto's other dwarven chums have anything to say for themselves?

Good question adn one I have no idea how to answer, since I've never studied that sort of thing.
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