PLUTO AND JUPITER

“It always seemed to me that I had to answer questions which fate posed to my forefathers, and which had not yet been answered, or as if I had to complete, or perhaps continue, things which previous ages left unfinished.” Carl Jung

            Much conversation centered on the early April conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto and its seeming impacts in the form of Coronavirus. This conjunction occurs three times this year, the second time being the end of this month in retrograde mode; the third time in November back to direct mode. In Esoteric Astrology, we consider retrogrades the most spiritual expression of the planets. When direct, planets must adhere to the precise meanings of the sign in which they occur as well as their own translations. When they go retrograde, a form which we often refer to as “is, but isn’t,” the door of opportunity opens wide. Not only are these two planets entering retrograde but so will four others by the end of the month.

          Retrogrades are a time for deep pondering, meditating about decisions that can be enacted when the planets go direct. Pluto is the planetary ruler of Pisces, the Age we are leaving while Jupiter is the planetary ruler of Aquarius, the Age we are entering. This is the clash of the Ages, the clash of Titans. During this time of retrograde we are granted the opportunity to define what our new Age will look like, how it will differ from the last. It is a time to re-think, re-evaluate and re-create who it is that we as the species named Humanity, want to be as a Whole. The Age of Aquarius IS the Age of Humanity. The sign of Capricorn, which both planets are in, indicates initiation into our next stage of evolution. An initiation requires a life-threatening situation, otherwise why would we transform? This is a time of Transformation.

 Everyone: We shift from the sign of communication into that of family.

ARIES

MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: You may experience more emotion than usual.
Direction: The opportunities will be about family.
Soul Thought: The mind is a useful tool.

TAURUS

APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: This is an energy you can work with.
Direction: Give voice to what you are feeling.
Soul Thought: A time to cohere then a time to release.

GEMINI

MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic: This month is near perfect for you.
Direction: Doesn’t mean you won’t create your own conflict.
Soul Thought: Is it from the outside?

CANCER

JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: Things will improve as the month goes on.
Direction: Challenges are how we grow.
Soul Thought: Improvements are times to take a breath and prepare for the next challenge.

LEO

JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: You have a problem, that’s true.
Direction: A great time to practice control of the emotions.
Soul Thought: When words can be weapons.

VIRGO

AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Planet: Moon

Dynamic: Purification may take on new meaning.
Direction: The house, the diet, the work schedule, the yard . . .
Soul Thought: This is what “Opportunity” means!

LIBRA

SEPT 21  –  OCT 21
Planet: Uranus

Dynamic: You’ve earned an easy month and it’s here.
Direction: Enjoy something artistic, more than once.
Soul Thought: “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh.

SCORPIO

OCT 21 – NOV 20
Planet: Mars

Dynamic: The battle seems real; but it’s short-lived.
Direction: Conflict is for the purpose of finding harmony.
Soul Thought: What is the Battle of the Senses?

SAGITTARIUS

NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: You may be on the receiving end of a more emotional battle than what you are actually feeling.

Direction: A time to learn what is yours and what is theirs.

Soul Thought: “Spirituality begins when you decide you’ll never stop trying.” The Untethered Soul

CAPRICORN

 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturn

Dynamic: You are finally well out of the fray.
Direction: Now what will you do?

Soul ThoughtThere is only one answer.

AQUARIUS

JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: This may not be a battle, rather a relationship.
Direction: You can look down and see the big picture.
Soul Thought: What does it mean to receive the baton?

PISCES

FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: It’s not about giving up.
Direction: It’s about giving in for the greater good.
Soul Thought: What does it mean to pass the baton?