There's a celestial backstory to our revolutions

Pluto, the lord of the underworld, is the backstory for much of the drama being played out in our lives and mirrored on the public stage. Behind and below the scenes, Pluto relentlessly insists on death to the old order, new life born from the ashes. Today Pluto’s power is triggered into action by the Aries Moon.

Throughout the next 3 years, Uranus (lightening-bolt changes) and Pluto (transformation and rebirth) will be at stress angles 7 times, with two powerful spikes this year--June 24th and September 19th. You feel an internal tension between the urge to break free of restrictions, and the need to transform your most deeply held values and beliefs. We see the specific focus revealed on the world’s stage:
  • inappropriate expressions of sexual desires (priests, coaches, political kingpins)
  • unconsciousness through drugs and alcohol (Michael Jackson; Whitney Houston)
  • abuse of power, dishonesty, and lack of integrity (dictators; financial institutions)
It’s facing Darth Vader. You cannot escape from fear by not looking at it. By not looking, it is protected.
The Force of looking is with you.
Friday, February 24, 2012

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Daring initiative is your trigger to Pluto’s transformation in your 10th solar house of ambition and career. You are on your way to making your mark on the world. Pluto insists that you know who you are, then he gives you the power to achieve your goals. He has a few “suggestions” posted on your path to success: No shortcuts; play fair; never bend your standards. Right now, Venus is adding art and beauty to your venture.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Compassion and visionary dreams are your trigger for Pluto’s transformation in you 9th solar house of the higher mind. Your view of the world around you is changing and deepening. Likewise, your wisdom grows and deepens with it. You’re gleaning the pearls from your life experiences to use in connecting to your inner being and your relationships to transformative groups. You’re turning to more profound subjects--the meaning of life and death. Remember Jovial Jupiter is expanding this growth with opportunities and good fortune.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Community fellowship and humanitarian service is your trigger for Pluto’s transformation of your 8th solar house of death and rebirth. The 8th house is Pluto’s domain. He’ll dig up a penetrating intensity that will be your gift. If you allow yourself to “see” behind the curtain, you can uncover the Wizard of Oz and help your whole neighborhood take off their green glasses. This is the kind of truth-telling Pluto has in store for you. Never fear. You have the balanced structure of Saturn in Libra to organize your thoughts.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Conscientious and sure-footed direction is your trigger for Pluto’s transformation of your 7th solar house of partnership. All of your relationships are going through profound changes--deepening in emotional intensity. Embrace this. It will bring you closer or separate you from partners who cannot grow and redefine the relationship with you. Encounters with other people will be the avenue through which you transform your life. Right now, the lengthy stay of Mars in Virgo is giving you the fuel you need to act.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
A sense of adventure and your straight-forward honesty are the triggers for Pluto’s transformation of your 6th solar house of work and service to others. A change of job or career accompanies Pluto through this house. The effect is to tear something down in order to build the new. It could be service through hidden, secret means--like creating an intelligent video monitoring system that serves others by contributing to their safety, sort of like Pluto’s favorite role--Sherlock Holmes. I know one brilliant entrepreneur who did just that during this transit. You have lots of back-up right now with the fiery initiate coming from Aries. Time to go for it!

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
A penetrating look at the underbelly of human behavior is your trigger for activating Pluto’s transformations in you 5th house of creativity and children. Your relationships with your children are entering a phase where your actions have a profound effect on them. It’s a fateful period in which neither of you should apply pressure on the other. This is also the arena of romance in which a “fated” and intense love, new or existing, will go through changes that allow for more creative self-expression. Intensity, absolutely nothing superficial, is your modus operandi. Right now warrior Mars in Virgo is still propelling you into high gear.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
The art and craft of harmonious relationships is your trigger for actualizing Pluto’s transformation of your 4th house of home and nurturing. If you have been living with wounds or scars from your childhood, now is the time to understand their effect on you. You are no longer willing to drag these chains. Changes in your home, moving your residence or repairing and remodeling, are outward symbols of inner breaks from dependent relationships that usher in a new era. Serious Saturn is helping you re-organize, but his hand can be heavy. You can’t escape a prison if you don’t know you’re in it!

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Industriousness and efficiency are the key triggers to actualize Pluto’s transformation of your 3rd house of communications and ingenuity. Your immediate environment, neighbors and close relatives, will be more significant in your life--causing you to question some of the beliefs you’ve taken for granted. It’s not that they’re wrong, but rather they been operating without your awareness. Travel and a change of scene will help you gain new perspective.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Courage and creativity are your triggers now for activating Pluto’s transformation of your 2nd house of resources, material possessions as well as talents and values. You’re in for a complete metamorphosis, akin to the flight of the Phoenix who set itself on fire and was reborn from the ashes. It’s cry is a beautiful song of new life. Your values are shifting. You will not want to continue to put any part of your life, your valuables, at the mercy of circumstances beyond your control.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Your nurturing sensitivity to others, and your tenacity in this regard, is the trigger for activating Pluto’s transformation of your 1st house of individuality and self-confidence. You are sculpting and re-shaping your personality to put a stop to being control by unconscious forces from childhood conditioning. You’re breathing new life into your distinctiveness as an individual. Pluto is bringing about a complete rebirth of energy and effectiveness in the world so that you move toward what is best for you. Since Pluto is in your sign, the transformations for you as a Capricorn are doubly intense, and doubly miraculous!

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Your ingenious curiosity is your trigger to activate Pluto’s transformation of your 12th house of the compassionate visionary. You are clearing out the mental debris, making a clean sweep of the past, to prepare you for a complete rebuilding of the self. Watch for the appearance of hidden characteristics that you’ve rejected or attached with shame. You want to confront parts of yourself you’ve been taught to believe are “bad.” Things that you have not even wanted to discuss with yourself, will now appear in your relationships so you can confront them. This is the house of secret enemies, which Pluto would show you is always your own self.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Your practical, sensuous and determined nature is now your trigger for activating Pluto’s transformation of your 11th solar house of friends and community. You are changing your hopes and dreams for the future, and the goals that go with them. Pursuits that have been driving your ambitions may appear unworthy of your time and energy. Friendships that were casual acquaintances will no longer interest you--you want your friendships to have a purpose and contribute to your development. Pluto will provide intense encounters with friends so that you can choose. Neptune in your sign will lift your hopes and dreams to a higher realm, more in line with being a light-bearer in the world.
Posted on February 23, 2012 .