It is, as you know, Sagittarius season and Mars is also in the sign of the ebullient centaur. This probably explains why there have been Sagittarians down the road from me partying for nearly 48 hours. How do I know they’re Saggos?
Well, the dress code seems to be Eighties sporting icons and the breeze is wafting their glitter into the house like pollen. They started out with self-consciously ‘cool’ music, segued to Karoke for a bit (Owner of a Lonely Heart, When Doves Cry) and are now rolling out Nineties club bangers – Currently Playing: Rhythm of the Night on repeat.
Most revealingly, they’re loud and so ebullient that there have been neighborhood loraqueets flying around them trying to compete. One of the guests has been yelling “I’m a fuqing Sagittarius,” another guest has a magnificent cackling laugh and there seems to be a chorus of guys who respond to everything with hoots or whoops.
It’s brilliant and certainly preferable to the sepulcral quiet of a few years ago during lockdown. We’re also – as I write – 50 days from Pluto properly into Aquarius. If this is confusing, I get it. As I said in the Monthly Horoscopes, it’s a bit deja-vu-ish. Didn’t we have all the Pluto into Aquarius fanfare earlier this year? Yes. See diagram and hopefully helpful explanation below!
So obviously see the December horoscopes for a pithier take but this is a fantastic month to limber up for Pluto in Aquarius. Apologies if you already have weirdness fatigue but this will be excellent for the already-weird – especially Air signs, people of any sign born with Pluto in Libra, those of you with prominent Uranus placements as well as the Ascendant, Node, Moon and/or planets in Aquarius.
This is also the month where you may realize the advantage you gained in areas where you diverged from the norm – deliberately or as a coping mechanism. There will be a far slimmer official status-quo during Pluto in Aquarius. It’s both isolating – in that there won’t be an obvious mainstream to even pretend to be swimming in – and incredibly liberating.
The change-over of Pluto eras can be crazy though: they’re emotionally immense as everything from the now-ending cycle emerges. Some are super-obvious flashpoints – setbacks and bereavements, others arrive at four o-clock in the morning, indignant and seeking attention.
At the same, you’re naturally trying to scry the fresh incoming vibe and position correctly. I think that Pluto into Aquarius in Jan will deliver some sort of definitive confirmation that the Pluto in Capricorn economy is over and the A.I. scene* will have some interesting reveals in late Jan/Feb 2024.
But yes, it’s difficult to be both the flexi-pivoting futuristic maven of everything and emotionally authentic. Or is it?
December makes it easier in that there are a whole series of different astro-configs supporting renegade living and innovation – the Earthy activation of Lilith in Virgo and the Sun-Mars sync-up with Eris and the Node.
And the partying Sagittarians are now powering up into some techno-pop – always an upbeat omen – Gonna Make You Sweat Now. You know what? If Pluto in Aqua is leaving you less than thrilled, hang out for 2025 with Neptune in Aries and Uranus in Gemini!
*Re Chat GPT and co, I am waiting for an A.I. that will (a) Be downloadable and not networked, ie: mine, (b) Can do basic book-keeping and produce reports, statements, tax data etc whilst (c) Trawling through thousands of ancient esoteric primary documents and books to acquire and correctly categorize specific information.
It would also be able to phone utility companies and similar, go on hold and deal with basic scenarios – bot to bot. It’s the future.
Image: Rene Grau
How come Pluto is going into Aquarius again-again? Deja-vu? Mandela effect? Neither would be surprising. I am convinced that Henry Kissinger died already and that I remember watching his funeral on television from a treadmill at the gym, grimly gen X cyber-gothing to myself about the networking and subterfuge that would be going down at the reception.
Anyway, Pluto went into Aquarius on March 23 2023 and then retrograded into the end degrees of Capricorn on June 11. January 20/21 is the return of Pluto in Aquarius, there will be a shorter reverse into Cap later in 2024 and then voila – the long haul!