I wrote the following post a couple of days ago, but its all still quite pertinent. So, I am posting it anyway – updated. (yes, it’s been jittery around here!)
Today Friday the 7th, the Sun squared Pluto. For me, this time around conjures up images of what happens on the tarmac and in the command center during the last few days before a rocket launch. Check this. Check that. All systems blinking on and off. Check it all again. Teams bustling in and out of vehicles, lugging hoses and hovering over valves and gauges, zooming here and there…Some people just standing around with their hands on their hips…The pressure is on, the clock is ticking…
Capricorn, a generally somber, industrious and status-oriented energy has Pluto at center stage, at the apex of both the climbing sea-goat and the Reaper’s agenda. Pluto’s energy appears stationary but it’s drilled down long ago and tapped into a multitude of underground streams. It looks like nothing is moving and yet Pluto has been continually feeding on a slow, rich stream of nutrients in the bowels of Capricorn earth. Pluto transforms this into fuel and the crew is filling the tanks.
Marching on its way into alignment with Pluto is Mars, trying not to appear more psyched than convention will permit (this can be difficult!). We can think of this as our personal energy being drawn relentlessly towards the Work that must get done. This work of keeping the drills in good order, of attempting to rationalise those emotional feeds into data for strategy, to maintain (that’ll have to do for most of us in these times) our rung on the wobbly ladder of life. At what point are you in the Great Transformation of your Capricorn career?
Feeling a bit icky but committed is Venus in Scorpio as she eyes Mars approaching a sextile. After all, sewer systems and shady relationships are fair game as the Sun and Jupiter light up The Scales of Justice, Equality, and Righteousness – and soon inform megaphone announcements and revelations. Have you lived a traditionally acceptable life? Do you have some explaining to do or are you up on your soap box? He or she who digs deepest wins. And that starts with the Self.
You can find the discipline to learn or engage with something new and perhaps intimidating and discover you can do it, easypeasy. Confidence will soar if you give it even half a chance.Capricorns and those with strong Saturn can work wondrous feats. Those of us who grasp that this energy is there to be used in this life sector will, too. As an added bonus, you become even more attractive..!
Also sailing through Capricorn territory is the Moon. The emotional channel of the moon here is driven, blinkered and linked to experiential triggers that warn against recklessness and risk: Gotta stay safe. There is a sense of needing to cling to the devil you know. Is your focus forward or rear view?
As the moon squares Uranus in Aries, you may find yourself in a tug of war between keeping the status quo peace and striking out on your own. Best case scenarios include finding truly clever ways to impress and win over the powers that be; you discover a way to make real that which you want. Otherwise, burn up frustrated energy in whatever (ideally, physical) mode you like best.
If you are feeling small in the great big cog, wait another day and you’ll find your attitude (certainly, your attention) has shifted all by itself.
If you could just be a bit more polite, less aggressive; if you could just make up your mind already; if you could just empathise more; if you could just face reality more; you’re such a control freak; you need to grow a spine. Screw you.
This is the reality; deal with it.
Yea, ok, but what, actually, is the reality? Which ‘thing’ should I really invest my time in? Not all nutrient-dense streams are the same, you know. My kool-aid may not be your flavor. This playing field feels riddled with risk.
A lot of the people I know are currently bogged down in what feels like ‘bureaucratic sludge’, the weight of The System; a lot of us are fired up on the inside but physically lethargic or unable to find the ‘starting point’ to real-world production. The effects of life over the past few weeks has caused an undertow of sorts for people with pingey cardinal points and those that have to live with them. But this will lift or shift, soon. In the meantime, I see it as a kind two-fold blessing: we are going to need our strength for something progressively important and we get to avoid spewing stuff we later regret.
Over the next week, we have a steadily, exponentially increasing stream of shazam! on tap so, look out, world – and look out, Self!
Pay attention to your physical being and respect it’s limitations to the greatest degree your obligations will allow.
Pay attention to moments that show you how your ideas, abilities and skills will have to morph a bit or where it’s time to stand your ground about what you are worth because of those skills. You will just know.
Pay attention to where and how your relationships grow and shift. Who has your back or the time to listen? Who should you be listening to even if you don’t like what they are saying? Who has earned your patience and/or the right to your attention? You will just know.
For those who don’t like what they see and hear, know that you are not alone. But you are not off the hook! We can use this energy, still, in our own best interests. We can work at the practice of accepting the reality of the moment. We can free up fear-based planning by focusing on the facts presented without reacting to the whingey voice in our head.
We can tell ourselves right now: I am just going to be open to whatever happens. Reality today is not guaranteed to be reality tomorrow – and this is just as logical to see as a positive truth as a negative one. I am going to do my best work where I am expected to do it. I will watch out for too much pride on my part and not enough respect on the other’s part. I will continually grade my actions by my code of ethics/belief system…
This way leads straight to the shazam! stream. Think: rocket fuel 🙂
Be well and be kind,