The rough beast slouches, or Pluto on the move I
11 September 2008 12 Comments
Pluto has finally turned direct a couple of days ago after months in retrograde for its last tour of the last few degrees of Sagittarius. And I think we’re all feeling it in various ways. What is likely to be common for many is the theme of death and rebirth, metaphorically speaking. What is outmoded — lifestyles, ideas, institutions — must be destroyed and something else rebuilt.
The trouble with Plutonian transformation is that it is quite indiscriminate, as I quoted Elizabeth Spring earlier:
Pluto has come along because something was old or stuck or rigid and needed to die and be reborn. Pluto doesn’t care who is right or wrong—it is simply ruthless in its demand for change and reform—and it doesn’t care if you are the innocent party or not.
The only way to survive the demolition is to accept the change, and trust that it was necessary for new building to take place. To quote Chirotic: ‘You cannot resist that force, it will kill you in the attempt. … So don’t fight it’.
I had a rough Pluto transit over my Ascendant a few years ago, and I described it briefly in a comment to this post on Real Astrologers.
The way I see it is if Pluto going through the 12th house is digging up what’s hidden in the basement of our psyches, then Pluto going through the 1st house dumps the debris in its front yard so you can sort out what to keep and what to chuck. Pluto on the Asc is sorta like being on the threshold between the two.