This weekend Pluto will move back into Sagittarius for the last time in more years than I care to think about. He will only move a couple of degrees before stationing direct once more in early September to return to Capricorn by the end of November. As many other astrologers are saying, this is an opportunity to review concerns related to the area of our charts Pluto is transiting and do some “housecleaning” in general.
Pluto is always pushing to remove the old to make way for the possibility of re-birth and regeneration and if we don’t tackle this voluntarily, he’ll be happy to give us a hand. I checked the interpretation for Pluto in the second house (where Pluto is transiting my chart) and my software offered this:
“Pluto in 2nd House
Your business sense is enhanced, and you are able to really get down to what is important when it comes to making decisions affecting your material welfare. Superficial possessions may no longer interest you. Instead, things of lasting value appeal.”
With as much Scorpio and Pluto influence as I have in my natal chart, the superficial has never appealed and my creative works reflect a joy in making things of lasting value. Why else spin wool and knit a sweater for my SO on size 0 knitting needles to make a sweater he wears to work in every winter? In fact most of my creations are alive and well and in use, even those I made over 35 years ago.
In the beautiful valley I live in, the Pluto in Sagittarius years brought in many people interested in horses and riding in the nearby hills. They typically bought 5-10 acres, built fences and barns for two or three horses as well as a large, sprawling home. Well, the rising costs of supporting that form of recreation are making many re-think horse ownership. After all, it’s damned expensive now to fuel up those big ‘ole diesel pickup trucks for pulling a four horse trailer! Not too mention how the increased fuel costs have affected the cost of hay and grain for feed.
An additional note on the recreational horse business: I found out a friend of mine who has raised Arabian horses for over 40 years has to put down several yearlings and send some of her older horses to the sale yard because she simply can’t afford to do otherwise. She is one who lives and breathes horses so this is a wrenching decision for her. How many other horse people out there will be facing similar choices?
The Full Moon conjunct Pluto in Sagittarius coming up on June 18 is ushering in the winds of change in fire and air signs. What will be left when the winds die down?
The latest Question & Answer post is up on Real Astrologers on synastry and Sun signs.
This is about as green as it gets here. Within a week or two, the hay will be cut and the hills will start to serious brown up. It’s been lovely while it lasted but I wouldn’t appreciate the green without the dry season . . .