This Pluto conjunct South Node sorcery is lit. Strong for the last month, it’s climaxing this weekend and over Monday. Say what you want about Pluto, it delivers. There are lucky Jupiter transits where all you get is good times, debt and some extra padding around the middle. Or Venus transits where you find love but not as you know it. You may develop a deep and abiding love for aromatherapy, your animal companions or an artistic practice.
But Pluto conjunct South Node did what it was supposed to. I was going to say it’s been ‘textbook,’ but if so, the text would have to be the Necronomicon or the Voynich manuscript. The Change God on this karmic flashpoint has re-triggered old traumas, dredged up ancient angst and reminded many people of just how they forged their formidable strength. Spoiler: It was not via a self-enrichment book or podcast.
Why, When This Sounds Like Hell, Is It Sorcery?
The sorcery has been in remembering unpleasant or disquieting episodes and viewing them anew. Pluto rules wisdom gained on dark journeys. It’s anti-fragility that comes from having come through battles. A veteran’s composure is very different from that of a person untested by life. Self-assurance is not the same as the sunny calm of someone with a sheltered life. To be fluid and open when you’ve survived things that could and have shut down many a soul is an achievement. It’s Pluto turf, and it’s been strip-mining psyches and prompting the total recall for the last month.
It’s been chthonic. I emailed a private detective, to ask for a quote. I wanted them to get information about a person in my life from a long time ago. To dispel any doubt this person might have, I ended my message with; “This man is a predator, and I have no interest in reconnecting with them. I would be perfectly happy to hear of his incarceration or demise. But it would be good to know that he is not on the same continent – or even dimension – as me.” Granted I have some weird dialogues, but still, it’s a first.
Without going into details, over this Pluto conjunct South Node trip since mid-March, I have become convinced of the identity of one ‘perp’ and that an entirely different situation was, in fact, a significant crime. And that’s aside from the detective work hunting down fugitive shadow selves. If you’re googling old scenes with a view to solving mysteries, doing shadow-work in your psyche and confronting old demons, congrats – you are attuned!
If It’s Not Gothic, It’s Not Pluto.
And, it’s the prelude to the less intense but longer astral passage of Saturn on the South Node. That’s until October, and then Saturn + Pluto meet in January 2020. If you don’t have my Saturn-Pluto rant yet, I recommend getting it.
Really, it’s nuts. It’s like we’ve all had to move into the 8th House all of a sudden. So, how are you going with this?
Image: Ron Miller
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