Wildfires, lockdowns, Operation Pacific Iron, cyber-fuqery – I could go on but you get the point – and Pluto is back. For a demoted demi-planet or whatever the I.A.U. deemed, Pluto sure packs one hell of a pow.
You know a Plutonic emotion because it’s like conducting espionage against yourself. One moment you’re feeling a fairly standard emotion and the next it’s a counter-insurgency complete with data leaks and conflict within.
I’ve been talking about this in the Daily Mystic emails and Horoscopes but this Sun-Pluto opposition actually means that Earth is in unusually close proximity to Pluto. It would be heavy even without the various stress factors.*
Pluto Practices Mood Espionage
But let’s talk about Pluto and, in particular, Sun-Pluto oppositions. Like any Plutonic scene, they’re an antidote to complacency and like astral meth for aspirational power-trippers. But this aspect, in particular, is definitive, marking out the precise territory you will need to hold or conquer.
It could be an internal job, a psychological evolution that – from the outside at least – looks like you’re a volcano turned dormant. Or maybe you’re engaged in a hustle/passion project/relationship challenge with metaphysical benefits. You could be feeling nuts from the craziness: the cognitive dissonance between an accelerated culture and the Covid limitations/media noise is maddening.
At a normal time, when your mind strays down dimly lit Plutonic paths, you can shake it off with a walk, zipping out for a yoga class – remember yoga bolsters that smelled of mustiness and Nag Champa? – seeing people etc.
Susan ‘Plutonic’ Sontag Was Only Interested In People Who Were Transforming
So yes to all that but recall that Pluto is regenerative and an energizer. Shut down strong emotions at this time and you’ll mute your power and vitality. Ditto if you over-fixate on how others are channeling this Plutonic atmosphere this weekend.
FYI: Marie Curie and Nietzsche – the ‘throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive’ guy were born with Sun-Pluto oppositions. So was Susan Sontag – with these points at the opposite to their current position: Sun at 22 Capricorn opposite Pluto in Cancer. “The only interesting ideas are heresies,” she wrote in her diary.
She also said she was only ever interested in people engaged in a self-transformation project. If you’re feeling pressured by the Plutonic daze of this weekend, you could draw some inspo from this: there is always something to morph and this chthonic vibe means you’ll commit.
And, Neptune is also prominent this weekend, the indigo disco mist offset to Pluto’s sulfurous clarity. Think vivid dreaming, enhanced psy-awareness, a renewed appreciation for television, and/or bizarre but stimulating affinities.
*Speaking of those, I just re-read the Turbulent Times series – my attempt to deploy astrology and associated phenoms to help us navigate through this era and it stands up! So I will do another add-on to it soon if anyone is interested.