The next few days are very powerful: Pluto will stand still in 3 days time, which he does twice a year. I can feel him there, staring harder than usual, urging change, to bring new life out of the shadows and out of what might seem unacceptable.
And the next day, the 19th Sept, Uranus will exactly square Pluto, for the 2nd time this year, part of the momentous series of squares that the world is experiencing between now and 2015. On a personal level, it intensifies that urge to bring new life, and creates the disruption that is sometimes necessary to get us out of safe pathways.
So if you have planets or Angles in the early Cardinal signs, it is time to seize hold of new developments. Trust them. They will carry your life forward.
Pluto and Uranus are not safe planets. They are not safe because life is not safe, not in the sense of being permanently secure and predictable. Particularly if any change has an unthinkable quality to it, you can be sure that sooner or later the outer planets will come along and challenge that. Life needs to keep moving on.
Soulful Neptune also has his capacity for necessary carnage, sometimes by leading us by the nose to make a fool of ourselves, loosening our hold on everyday reality, but in so doing showing us new imaginative possibilities.
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The Moon is the fastest moving planet, and in medieval times was seen as the transmitter of the energies from the other planets (let’s not take this too literally – astrology is such an absurd proposition that it forces us to be non-literal, to dance lightly over symbols. And then, magically, the real presences behind the symbols reveal themselves.)
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When Pluto exactly stations, the Moon will be in Libra, bringing a personal relationship focus to the change. As Uranus and Pluto square up the next day, the Moon will move through Scorpio towards the Mars-Venus square, moving us away from the reasonableness and considerateness of Libra, towards the powerful expression of underlying desire and romanticism that is Moon-Mars in Scorpio square to Venus in Leo. Expect some celebrity break-ups and scandals! Except we won’t hear about them till later.