Mystic advises a Moon in Cancer woman who is freaking out about her Pluto Moon transit. Pluto is a Change God, and the Moon is the most private, inner walled garden sanctum of our psyche. So it is natural to be apprehensive. But let’s look at this logically and with a positive mindset.
I am curious and concerned about the future Pluto transit to my Moon. Not only is my Moon at 24 Cancer, but I have two kids, and my son’s AC is at 23 Capricorn, my daughter’s Moon is 20 Capricorn. I was imagining some awful family-wide disaster involving death and destruction and the ripping apart of bonds.
Cut to present day, when the Dark Lord himself is closing in on daughter’s Moon and has my son’s AC in his sights. Daughter, recently qualified as a teacher, is imminently taking up a position at a school in England, on the other side of the world. My son has announced plans to go traveling around the world with his girlfriend for the foreseeable future, selling up all their worldly goods.
In one fell swoop, I am losing both of them and while I initially expressed excitement that they are off to explore the world, as the reality sets in, I feel an irrational sense of bereavement. Then it dawned on me that this is my Pluto Moon transit flexing and things are just getting started.
On paper, I am evolved, modern, and mature enough as a parent to send my kids off into the world with all my blessings. I am proud of who they have become as adults and wishing for them to be happy in their pursuits.
Underneath it has become evident that there lurks a seething mass of resentment, bitterness, and deep dark feelings of abandonment that I’m scared to acknowledge. I have pop-up scenarios in my mind of me manipulating them to get them to come back sooner than they perhaps want.
A dark shadowy me is conjuring up complex, underhand and sinister plots that sabotage their travels and bring them flying back home to the nest. I’m horrified at myself and yet I know enough about Pluto to see that I need to do more than acknowledge these awful thoughts, I need to wheelbarrow that shit out into the daylight and spread it like manure before me, to pick over and analyze.
Adding to this weight of pain is the fact that when I was a 21-year-old, I left my home in England, said “see you later” to my parents and shot off to the other side of the world to live in New Zealand and never thought of going back. I am only now imagining and considering how my parents must have felt back then. This is like Karma.
This transit appears to go on for years! I’m just not sure if I have the strength to tackle this or where to start and how it will play out.
Yours (a scared and panicky) Amanda,
Virgo Sun/Cancer Moon/Leo-Mercury Rising.
You are more than just “evolved on paper” – you are articulate and aware. It would be weird to be all rah-rah about this without any shadow emotions here. You logically have ambiguous feelings about this development.
But if you think about it, it is one of those significant paradigm shifts, like when you become a parent, you leave behind an aspect of yourself and take on a new role. Now your character is morphing yet again.
A Pluto-Moon transit is a gateway into deeper feelings, one way or another. Or, see it as a trapdoor into your subconscious. Conjuring up dark imaginings does nothing to help vent/feel the darker emotions in your psyche. If you give those some air and light, the paranoia dissipates.
You also, btw, have Uranus squaring your Moon for the next year, so that’s part of this too. Access your emotions and see the Uranian revolutionary potential.
You could write a cult empty nester guide (Mercury Rising) or go on a crazy-massive “Finding Ultra” style health-fitness bender. Pluto IS in the 6th House remember. Move onto a boat, Or create a magic sanctuary? Devise your pilgrimage? You could get full-on therapy; you could become a shrink your self. As for karma and leaving home at 21, you are not your parents. It’s a different era.
If Pluto were a film director, he would be demanding authenticity, that you find the truth within your narrative.
If you’re going to have an empty nest, make it a Phoenix nest! Still, you could always Feng Shui your house for the maximum vibe and appeal to nomadic offspring.
What does everyone else think?
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