Yet again I have to repeat what I have said for quite some time now about Pluto’s passage through Capricorn! I take no credit for time proving right my assertion about its effects, but the fact was and is that it will continue to have a major effect on world affairs both politically and institutionally, uncovering corruption and lack of truth wherever they may be found. As always, we need to remember that these challenging experiences come to humanity to help us to learn and grow, however unpalatable they may be. Pluto continues its inexorable elimination of all that is unwanted as it helps the world to move forward to a better future. In the midst of all the problems and chaotic conditions of the world at present, we need to hold our nerve and remind ourselves continually that we truly are on the path to that better future.
In addition to the general trends mentioned above, Jupiter and Pluto are in harmonious aspect during this period; of the two planets Pluto is the one that is more stimulated, Jupiter being in Pluto’s sign [Scorpio]. This will tend speed up the process that Pluto is taking the world through, more secrets coming to the surface, more revelations of bad or unwise behaviour in high places, and so on. It is also possible that there will be a further increase in tectonic activity, the physical reflecting the metaphorical. It may also present a lot of temptation, especially in terms of power and finance, so often linked. Can we ‘tap into’ Saturn in Capricorn enough to resist?
Despite it having occurred quite some while ago now, the most important feature of this period is the continuing influence of the major solar eclipse which took place on 21 August. Eclipses commonly do this: their effects can in some instances continue for a year or more after the eclipse has taken place. It is not hard to see how much things have been stirred up by it. This is also reflected in the planetary movements because several planets have at various times aspected the point of eclipse (at the end of Leo) since it happened.
The link previously mentioned between Jupiter and Neptune for June continues for most of July. It is quite a subtle link, but nevertheless powerful. The difficult side of this is the tendency to let things slide, to be over-optimistic and to be liable to deception. The positive side is optimism sensibly invested, also sensitivity to what is happening at inner levels. Remaining realistic is important, but provided this can be achieved it can be a useful combination of influences. It is also helpful for artistic and cultural pursuits. Other than this, July is fairly ‘quiet’, though the major influences mentioned in the general remarks continue to affect global life as deeply as always.
Saturn and Pluto (see above also) are both stationary sometime in April, so that this month is liable to feel very heavily fated in some ways. We may well have to make extra effort to ‘gowith the flow’ and accept what we can’t change. In addition, in mid April (during the Easter weekend) Venus is stationary and in close aspect with Mars, Saturn and Uranus.
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