Not only is Pluto stationary direct this week, but it's currently parallel (similar to a conjunction) the Moons fateful North Node. Reinhold Ebertin has for the Pluto/Node principle; "The common destiny of a large mass of people." And if the Nodes are indeed linked to our personal and collective destiny, then this Pluto-Node contact suggests the possibility for a profound and fundamental shift in direction. Of course, the epic Uranus-Pluto square continues to inform the natural, political, and cultural environment for next few years. And it's imperative to determine what is actually sustainable long-term, and what is not. The less energy we use trying to hold onto the outworn and outmoded that needs to be released, the more energy we'll have to embrace the new- as uncertain as it seems.
Sept. 15~ New Moon at 23 Virgo 37.
Sept. 16~ Mercury enters Libra.
Sept. 17~ Pluto stations-direct after being retrograde since April 10.
"To summarize the consensus of contemporary astrologers: Pluto is associated with the principle of elemental power, depth, and intensity; with that which compels, empowers, and intensifies whatever it touches, sometimes to overwhelming and catastrophic extremes; with the primordial instincts, libidinal and aggressive, destructive and regenerative, volcanic and cathartic, eliminative, transformative, ever-evolving; with the biological processes of birth, sex, and death, the cycle of death and rebirth; with upheaval, breakdown, decay, and fertilization; violent purgatorial discharge of pent-up energies, purifying fire; situations of life-and-death extremes, power struggles, all that is titanic, potent, and massive. Pluto represents the underworld and underground in all senses: elemental, geological, instinctual, political, social, sexual, urban, criminal, mythological, demonic. It is the dark, mysterious, taboo, and often terrifying reality that lurks beneath the surface of things, beneath the ego, societal conventions, and the veneer of civilization, beneath the surface of the Earth, that is periodically unleashed with destructive and transformative force. Pluto impels, burns, consumes, transfigures, resurrects. In mythic and religious terms, it is associated with all myths of descent and transformation, and with all deities of destruction and regeneration, death and rebirth: Dionysus, Hades and Persephone, Pan, Medusa, Lilith, Innana, Isis and Osiris, the volcano goddess Pele, Quetzalcoatl, the Serpent power, Kundalini, Shiva, Kali, Shakti.
Closely analogous to Freud's concept of the primordial id, "the broiling cauldron of the instincts," and to Darwin's understanding of an ever-evolving nature and the biological struggle for existence, the archetype associated with the planet Pluto is also linked to Nietzsche's Dionysian principle and the will to power and to Schopenhauer's blind striving universal will—all these embodying the powerful forces of nature and emerging from nature's chthonic depths, within and without, the intense, fiery elemental underworld" (Cosmos and Psyche, 99). ~Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology
Sept. 18~ Second of seven epic squares between Uranus and Pluto.
Sept. 22~ The Autumnal/Fall Equinox, and First Quarter Moon at 0 Capricorn- aka the Aries Point.
Sept. 28~ The Moon crosses the equator at 0 north declination.
Sept. 29~ Potent Full Moon at 7 Aries 22 conjunct Uranus and square Pluto.
2012 Astro Review: Prerecorded Interview with Dena DeCastro