“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.” J.R.R. Tolkien
Pluto: Compulsion – Obsession – Power – Unconscious – Fears – The Underworld – Riches – The Shadow – Darkness (Not the darkness of night but the darkness of the world in all its horror and degeneracy) – Transformation – Putrefaction and Compost that fertilizes new soils.
Aquarius: Individuality, equality, friendships, group associations. The desire to distinguish oneself for our progressiveness, scientific minds and ideals. (Cafe Astrology)
The last two years have shown us that society can very easily be divided into two camps of folks who are unable to comprehend the very real ‘’reality’’ of the other , each party in complete outrage and disbelief by the seemingly incoherent beliefs and behaviours of the other side. What took place in our society with the lockdowns, the vaccine mandates and the masks is the most extreme example of the power and the hold that social media has on shaping and dividing the collective psyche which has primed us for the transit of Pluto in Aquarius.
Looking at the current cultural and societal weather we can easily see the place that social media has carved for itself in our daily lives and in the very most interior parts of our spiritual being. The virtual world now permeates all aspects of our daily existence and a lot of us make our living entirely online which brings a host of very real problems as we navigate corporate platforms that are engineered to polarize in order to keep us engaged. As we connect to each other online, everyone is also experiencing its very own little echo chamber of news, information and world views.
Believing that you are outside of these corporate-plaforms behaviour-shaping influence would be a grave mistake as we proceed forward. Think very carefully about what you are engaging with; your outrage is the trap and if you are someone with a spiritual practice think of the emotions generated by your anger, your fear and your polarized state and the subsequent parasitical entities it attracts to feed on your state.
Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23rd and will be transiting there for the next two decades. Pluto tends to expose what is corrupted and bring to the surface the darker aspect of the sign it is transiting through. The sign of Aquarius relates to ideals of betterment where the whole is favoured as oppose to the individual. However, the archetype of Aquarius also relates to the individual, the rebel and pioneer who is able to think outside of the box as they stand on the periphery of society although alienation and exile often results from excluding oneself from the group or worst, from being ostracized.
Belonging versus estrangement or exclusion are concepts that relates to Aquarius and we’ve witnessed first hand what that meant collectively as Saturn entered Aquarius in 2020 and gave us an appetizer of the themes that we may have to contend with while Pluto moves through Aquarius for the next 20 years.
I will continue to reflect on the very real issues we are now facing as individuals navigating the virtual world, artificial intelligence and the behaviour-shaping algorithms and how the upcoming transit of Pluto in Aquarius may reflect this process taking place in the collective for the next several years so I hope you stick around… 😉