The Pluto-Eris square seems synchronized with some sensational next-level feminism. Examples? Gemini gymnast and Olympian Aly Raisman’s extraordinary victim impact statement and speech/confrontation of her abuser in court.* The Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson “no longer pandering to men” talks at the marches in America. Self-help material zinging around on Facebook referring to the post-patriarchy.
But while all this has been no threat to integrated, people, there is a spike in the incidence of a certain type of person showing off low-level hostility and aggro toward women. Petty power trips and casual misogyny. Both lower vibe guys and the ladies who enable them. With this in mind and given it’s not always possible to distance yourself from lower-Mars energy, we should update our F-Wit Management Strategies.
Pluto forces change and Eris – which I think of as more Persephone, the Shadow-Queen – is feminine empowerment. And the Pluto Eris square is rousing primal witch vibe, threatening the patriarchy as it rises.
The Pluto Eris Square Awakens Primal Witch Vibe
A certain strain of sexism really stings. It is usually something that is manifestly unfair, being blamed or shamed for something that is either not our fault or not anything to be ashamed about. And even though the person doing it is often a non-entity or relic seeking to smear someone else to cover their rancidity, it can hurt.
Though the pre-frontal cortex bit of the brain rationalizes the situation and reacts logically, the limbic system remembers old abusive scenarios. Darker still, there is a collective memory of religious persecution against women. Being judged or mocked for being too ‘slutty’, ‘weird’ ‘single’ or ‘old’ evokes the shadow of the witch hunters.
So what to do?
Take steps, however small for now, toward life policies that minimize contact with such people?
But they have always been with us and probably always will, thriving in some eras more than others. There seems to be no better strategy than dealing with the root pain or trauma (as above) that the F-Wit triggers or echoes.
That and refusing to go along with even micro-abuses or diminishment of females purely because toxic patriarchy would prefer to have them marginalized. I’m not even putting up with the ‘cat lady’ term as an insult.
And then, of course, there is the oldest revenge spell in the world: Living Well.
*Aly Raisman was born with Pluto conjunct the North Node in Scorpio and her generation’s Uranus-Neptune conjunction in Capricorn. The day she confronted her abuser so eloquently was transit Uranus was conjunct Eris and square her natal Uranus-Neptune (plus probably that of most of her gymnastic peers) and sextile her Mercury in Gemini.
Image: Aly Raisman testifying against Larry Nassar, the former national doctor to the USA gymnastics team.