Every now and then the Quarter Life Crisis comes back into vogue as an issue to be debated, media-frenzied and pitch as a book project et al.
Astrologically, it’s just Pluto on one’s natal Neptune.
It happens to everyone at about the age of 24-25. It’s as cyclical as Saturn Returns, the Uranus Opposition, Chiron Return and Uranus Return. ie; it happens to everyone at the same age. It’s a rite of passage.
Like any Pluto transit it’s relatively more hellish to the degree to which you resist it.
So let’s just say Neptune is your dreams, your rosiest glowed version of yourself and your prospects, maybe some lower Neptunian substance or sleazy lover addictions and the part of you that’s still child-like, only bestriding the world in an adult body, with adult expectations.
Pluto comes ploughing along to tell you it’s not Narnia anymore, that naive behaviour can have serious consequences, that sharks exist and that b.t.w. you may not actually be able to be a covergirl-astronaut after all. It’s often also the time of one’s first major heart-smash-up. Farewell romantic delusions.
So whether you’re doing Pluto-Neptune right now (everyone born in the late 80s) or have not-so-fond memories of the stage, what are your thoughts on it?
As with every Pluto transit, it’s not exactly welcome – Forced Growth? Surrendering our fondest illusions? Yick? – but it does get results: authenticity, back on your true path, no more hanging out with a false tribe etc.