Archive for October, 2013

“Pluto Being Reassigned May Be the Writing on the Wall?”

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.”  

“With the Aspects of Uranus, Pluto and Saturn, the Keywords are Trusting Change!”

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Being a western astrologer, who has an unquenchable thirst and curiosity about everything, I tend to incorporate every system I am aware of, in my analysis, to come to some truth that makes sense, to me.  Since, I strongly believe that everything and that means everything, is somehow connected and yet independent of one another, that every system has it its truths and connections.  So why not, use whatever makes sense at the moment to come to the truth or as close to the reality, as possible?  It was obvious to me when I realized that 2013 was the year of the snake in the Chinese system, that I needed to understand in my own way, what that really meant.  What did the snake represent and mean to me and how did it relate to my western thoughts?  What astrological planet seems to represent this creature God created?  Was there a planet or planets in the western system that said it all, without a thousand words connected with it?  It came to me in my contemplation that Uranus, Pluto and Saturn fitted the bill.  Was I right?  As the year is almost over, I must say that the Universe filled me with the right inspiration, and with the aspects of the planets to one another, only confirms that the keywords for the year and forever, is to trust that change will be ever constant.

 Was this a revelation and a pivotal point in my thinking?   A definite yes, would fill the room and for miles around.  Why, you may ask?  Being human and with my Sun in Taurus, I am happy to have things stay the same way forever.  Change of any kind tends to interrupt the habit and routine I am comfortable with.  That is probably one of the reasons I began my studies into astrology, it was to anticipate what might be in store for me and to work with it.  This has helped me to foresee, but it never has made me feel comfortable with the changes or the disruptions it bought into my life.  I always felt hesitant and worry when I saw difficult aspects, or what I thought to be trying times about to arrive at my door step.  Once I began to realize and to accept that change is ever constant, a new attitude has developed in me, and that I am always were I need to be.  And that change of any kind is what I need to look forward to, instead of seeing change like mercury retrograde, which I might feel apprehensive about as it is about to begin its sojourn through the night sky.  Seeing change as constant is like seeing the necessity of sleep in one’s life.  I have come to the eye-opener that the success or failure in making the change in our lives is not as important as what we learn from the experience and the moment.  To realize that life as the I Ching has always stated in its hexagrams that change is always constant.  That we can always depend and trust that change is ever with us.  By learning to work with it, we will learn to create the life we want.   

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