Neptune swam into Pisces in April 2011 and then retreated into Aquarius in August. It moved into Pisces for a long stay in early February 2012 and will move back and forth over the first three degrees of the sign of the Fish till March 2013. Chiron moved into Pisces in February 2011 and will go back and forth over the first 10 or so degrees till the end of 2013.
If you have planets in the first 10 degrees of the Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius or have your Sun early on in these signs, I dare say you have felt these transits. I was thinking earlier that Neptune makes promises it does not keep and thus causes a sense of disillusionment and loss. And what do you get when Chiron, the Wounded Healer, works on your chart? Great pain that needs healing.
I see the movement of Neptune and Chiron in the early degrees of Pisces as a great testing time for the mutable signs. A time of loss, pain, disillusionment, sacrifice and devotion; a time when many tears are shed. Your life could be going along nicely, or maybe not so nicely, and then these two come along and then you know what real grief and loss are. And that life is indeed so much bigger than you. A force you cannot control and what the Buddha says comes to mind, “Life is suffering.” Continue Reading »
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I had become quite adept
At handling my neat little heartbreaks
A box for this one, a label for that one
This one filed away
That one deleted forever
I thought I grieved
And it’s true I cried
But I never met grief such as this
That broke open my heart
Split me apart Continue Reading »
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I don’t know my soul
But I seek it everywhere
I go into the light
And then float about in the darkness
Sin shrouds me and then divinity Continue Reading »
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Stern Grief extends an imperative hand
But I tell him I am engaged
I’d rather dance this one with gentle Sorrow
Than submit to Grief’s bleak demands.
I stop for a break, for a drink
To stand alone in a dark balcony
One with the cool evening breeze
And I remember the many dances I’ve danced. Continue Reading »
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There are some posts you almost don’t write because you’re not ready yet to write such things. But you’re in the process of getting there, so you take your The Book of Pluto by Steven Forrest and Predictive Astrology Bernadette Brady and create a DIY post you hope will be helpful to those reading it.
This post is the promised sequel to my February post: Pluto in Libra Generation: Living Happily Ever After. In this post, I’m going to focus specifically on the Pluto square this generation is experiencing since Pluto’s ingress into Capricorn in January, 2008. The mills of God and Pluto grind slow but grind exceedingly small. Pluto stays in Capricorn till March, 2023. And during this period of 15 years, it will have squared itself in the charts of everyone who was born with Pluto in Libra.
Steven Forrest says that a well-lived Pluto in your chart gives you the great gift of feeling your life to be meaningful. But if you do not work with your Pluto, do not honor its call, do not pay its price; the bleakness of life will get you. You will be enfolded by that worst feeling of all: the feeling of your life being without meaning. It’s a great insight and I have found it to be true. He’s a great teacher and you really must get that book I mentioned earlier if you are working with Pluto or trying to understand it in charts.
Steve talks about Pluto’s square to itself by transit as a time when your beliefs are questioned. When things you have always taken for granted come up for examination vis-à-vis their meaningfulness in life. This examination may cause you to change your beliefs. And that is a deep thing because our beliefs are what determine our choices and actions and it is these choices and actions that form our life. So basically, when you’re faced with this square, you’re in the process of transforming your life.
The transformation is going to come whether you like it or not. And since it is a square, you probably aren’t going to like it very much. I see the Pluto square activating when you find yourself face down in the carpet weeping, “Why me?” When you hold on to what is not been working for you, not wanting thing to change and appealing to God saying, “Please help me. Please fix this.” Continue Reading »
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Can’t think of one without the other
Can’t have Pisces without talking about Virgo
If Aries is me, I have to think of you
And you is Libra
If Taurus is the sensory, we have to think of Scorpio
Of the psychological too
If Gemini is information
We have to think of principals, of Sagittarius
The home is in Cancer, but we have to go out into the world
of Capricorn to earn that bread
Your selfhood is aglow in Leo
But the group matters, too, teaches Aquarius
Pisces might be all about the soul
But your body is matter, politely points out Virgo.
They told us that the cardinal T-Square would be tough. It was. We know this because we lived through 2010 and 2011. But I quite like 2012. It could be Neptune’s ingress into Pisces: surrender to a higher power. Or it could be just psychological exhaustion: Yeah, I’m beat and I’m lying here, face down in the carpet. I accept, I accept. Funny thing about acceptance, it makes happiness sneak around and sit in your lap again. I don’t mean giving up on things without a fight. I mean an intelligent surrender to forces bigger than you, to reality, to what cannot be changed.
So, I like this Neptune ingress into the sign of the Fish. One of its meanings could be recognizing higher powers that are around us. A divine design if you will. And connecting to it. I think that’s important. It gives meaning to suffering, patience to endurance and it is the triumph of sacrifice. Neptune rules addiction and I heard Steven Forrest say in a recorded lecture that addiction is born because of a feeling of separateness. It’s a wanting to connect, a longing for the divine home where you will always be safe, always loved. Continue Reading »
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Togetherness: Eeyore and Rabbit
Disclaimer: I need to research this more: re-read Steven Forrest and Jeff Greene’s books on Pluto and go through Dr. Tarnas’ Cosmo and Psyche. And it would help to get data on divorce rates. But I thought I’d just put down a few of my thoughts about my cohort: The Pluto in Libra generation. These are just my thoughts and speculations.
Do you have Pluto in Libra: Pluto moved into Libra on 6 Oct 1971 and stayed there till 5 Nov 1983. But it retrograded into Virgo from 18 April 1972 till 30 July 1972.
Saturn in Libra: The last two years have been, um, interesting for this generation. Saturn moved into Libra on 30 Oct 2009 and has been on a slow and excruciating transit through the sign of marriage. With our Pluto there, this is not an easy transit to ignore. I’m sure we all have stories to tell. And now Saturn is almost gone, almost done but not quite. It stationed on the last degree of Libra and is retrograde again. In an interesting synchronicity, I got a phone call just as I started writing this. It was from a friend who’s into astrology and whose marriage has become intolerable. I told her that the current retrograde is a time of revision and when it stations and goes direct, decisions will be made. Relationships may end or you may decide to not end them: either ways, this is a time for choices. Continue Reading »
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