While it is true that Pluto was/is the tiniest of the planets, the demotion it was given hasn’t changed the affect it has on us astrologically.
Even with its irregular orbit that takes it inside the orbit of Neptune, Pluto is one of the outer planets that some astrologers call “generational” planets and/or transpersonal planets. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are very slow moving and have orbits that take hundreds of years to complete around the Sun. For this reason, they affect generations of people more than having a specific affect on individuals.
Even the affect that they do have on individuals is in areas that take time: Uranus deals with intuitive awareness; Neptune with enlightenment; and, Pluto with the metamorphosis of the self.
Pluto, as a generational planet, speaks to the work that a specific generation of humans came here to do as a group. The “Boomer” generation, for the most part, was born with Pluto in Leo. Most “Millennials” have Pluto in Scorpio. Right now, Pluto is in Capricorn. Each group came in under a specific vibration of Pluto to aid them in the “metamorphosis of self” that would ripple out and have an affect on the planet.
While astronomers have demoted Pluto to a dwarf planet, astrologer, for the most part, still view Pluto as having important meaning for each generation of humans being born.
Knowing what sign Pluto was in when you were born can help you to understand why you chose that particular time to be born and what purposes you, and others of your generation, came to fulfill.
It’s that time of the year again…Time to “Spring” forward! So, on Sunday, March 12th don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour at 2 a.m. (I heard that groan!) Look at it this way – it will be light an hour longer in the evening!
That very same day – Sunday, March 12th – the Full Moon happens at 10:54 a.m. EDT. I know it’s probably happened more than this once, but I can’t remember a time when the Full Moon and DST happened on the same day. That alone should make for some interesting energies!
With the Moon in Virgo, this Full Moon could
present an excellent time to take care of anything that requires meticulous attention to details. This would include Spring-cleaning, which can be viewed as a magickal ritual of clearing away the debris and stagnant energies of Winter to make room for growth in the coming year!
With the Sun in Pisces, the intuition is active and Virgo’s critical nature adds much inspiration. Things to watch for are being self-distrusting, a lack of self-confidence and coldness in disposition. Use the energies of common sense and steadfastness to move yourself forward in any area of your life.
The next day, Monday, March 13th will see Mercury enter Aries. This combination creates an energy that grants mental strength, brilliance, a love of new ideas, intellectual adventures and is very original.
There is a drawback, however. The ability to concentrate on one idea for very long is missing. There is a need for constant stimulation with something exciting, new, and novel. There may also be impatience, especially where there is opposition to having your own way. People can be willful and headstrong under the influence of these energies.
There is the upside of people being witty and amusing. There’s also an ability to think on ones feet. It assists any who are in positions of leadership.
Do take care of your head during this transit. Those affected by it could suffer head injuries or, at the least, headaches.
Last, but most certainly not least, will be the Sun moving into the sign of Aries on Monday, March 20th at 6:29 a.m. EDT. Spring is officially here!
The Vernal Equinox is a time when day and night are equal in length with the Sun (and daylight) waxing.
Aries is viewed as the point of all beginnings. It is a forceful energy. It is this same energy that is expressed through the emergence of the sprouting seed. Whether you intend to plant physical seeds or spiritual ones – or both – this is the time to begin.
The energies of the Sun in Aries are adventurous and pioneering. There is also courage and a blunt, direct manner. While this energy is wonderful for beginning new projects, it will also tend to make people affected by it put too many “irons in the fire” and leave many of those projects uncompleted. The lesson here is to learn persistence and patience for each project begun.
The key phrase to Sun in Aries is “I am.” and can, at times, make individuals go to extremes in selfishness and egotistical attitudes. The lesson here is to temper this energy with being sensitive to others.
The energies of the Sun in Aries can be quite advantageous in getting oneself up and going after a long, gray Winter. The trick is to use it with the same balance that it promotes with day and night – use enough so that you progress, but not so much that you burn yourself out.
Wishing you all a wonderful Full Moon and Vernal Equinox!!!