The interest in and the study of astrology has always been viewed in the recent past by the general public with curiosity and suspicion about the sanity of the individual practicing this art of divination. A casual interest in the subject matter may be considered fashionable and tolerable at various times in our modern world, but never necessarily, mainstream. These same skeptics can’t wait to hear what you have to say, especially, if what you are commenting on is about them. If your interpretation of who they are is not as how they see it, you will be immediately told without any hesitation. If what you say hits a chord, you may never know about it, as it may confirm that your interest may not be so crazy, after all. One of my many cynics and critics came up to me after Pluto was declared by the scientific society that it was no longer considered a planet, with a sense of triumph in his grin. Does that mean that astrology is all bunk after all, with Pluto being pushed to the back of the shelf? He said it loud and clear for all to hear with a look of satisfaction of one who has won an argument. I quickly replied with a very affirmative no, without any further explanation, as I was certain the justification of my answer would not be heard or understood at the moment.
I have always worked with the modern planets, as a support to the seven planets, in the same way as I was taught by my first teacher. She understood from her spiritual teachings that Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were the higher spiritual octaves of Mercury, Venus and Mars as the transforming essence and energy in permitting us to understand and to work with their world. Without them we would be spiritually and creatively bankrupt, and would not understand the meaning of originality, change, love, beauty, action, and intent, etc. This always made sense to me as I have always thought that without Uranus’s adaptability for change and originality, Mercury’s gift as a messenger and a communicator would be lost. How would we understand or see the beauty and the compassion of Venus, if Neptune’s ability to imagine, to dream and to see beyond the box wasn’t there to help us to see beyond edges of reality? Mars needs to assert, to generate action, but without Pluto, how are we to realize or understand that these actions can renew, reintegrate, regenerate and possibly transform us? Pluto with its intent and intensity helps us to go beyond what we think are our limitations, and see what is beyond the horizon. These planets help the others to fully be themselves as they are the go between the mundane and the spiritual worlds.
Since I have always believed everything is connected spiritually in this world, as above, so below. I began wondering if there was a spiritual correspondence or a message for us for Pluto being reassigned from a Planet to a dwarf planet? Was this a sign or the writing on the wall, an omen of what will come to pass? By recasting Pluto in the night sky, are we putting the energies of rejuvenation and transformation on the back shelves? At first I didn’t want to admit or believe it, but through observations I realized that we have created devises to make our lives easier and give us more time, but the reverse has happen. We have become so overwhelmed with text messages, emails and the need to experience all the new gadgets. This leaves little time for oneself and the moments of contemplation and leisure to allow us to renew, reinvent, revitalize and transform our inner being. In turn it gives us little time to share these moments with our closess companions and friends. In coming to this conclusion and revelation I hope and pray that the writing on the wall is for the better in that we learn to take time out and use the energies of Pluto for our benefit. Not to allow these assets and energies to lie dormant on the back shelf of all the things we want to get done. As the saying goes “use it or lose it.”