I blame The Very Hungry Caterpillar (a perennial children’s favorite for nearly 50 years now) for my assumption that big-time personal transformations somehow involve carb loading. If you are not familiar with it, the caterpillar goes on an epic eating bender (including cake and things, it’s fiction) before going into its chrysalis and emerging as a stunning butterfly.
With Jupiter augmenting Change God Pluto all month meaning metamorphosis moves are busting out all over the place (see Horoscopes), it is a good moment to remind ourselves that important and amazing processes don’t always look or feel great as they are in motion. I have shared this before but here it is again: it is the struggle to free itself from the chrysalis that forces blood into the butterfly wings so it can fly. Without the struggle, it’s just a land-bound caterpillar with funky threads to drag along the ground.
But i did not realize that caterpillars often resist the chrysalis in the first place – a subscriber shared this beautiful anecdote with me recently, which made me think of this book;
“P.S A cute story – a friend of mine was recently raising butterflies, and she said that the caterpillars are SO cute and totally have personalities and she said you can tell when they get this sudden URGE to crawl to the top of the cage to start their transformation, and they eat a whole plant to prep, but then she said it’s so heartbreaking as sometimes they crawl to the top and aren’t ready! and go back down… I always cry thinking of them, she says it’s because when they start the process they literally SPLIT open, like a crack down the centre – and she says you can tell they know something huge is happening, and are so scared but also so brave.”
So there you go, even if you have recently “eaten the whole plant” and crawled “to the top” to start a desirable transformation, but then backed down – that too is a natural part of the process. Just remember that whatever situation or attitude you want to morph, the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto pow-wow of March is pretty much your go-to astral vibe.