Have you ever wondered why sometimes a daily global horoscope (like my cosmic weather forecasts ) doesn’t make any sense at all for where you are at, while other times it seems right on point?
The cosmos is always in motion. There are so many different types of transits happening simultaneously. There are the present-day worldwide planetary transits and aspects, but the way that these global planetary configurations intersect and interact with your personal astrological birth chart will be unique to you. Furthermore, the cosmos may be creating completely different aspects with the planetary imprints in your birth chart, activating potentialities and tendencies that no one else is experiencing.
It all boils down to the question: which transit is making the most noise in your life today? Imagine you are trying to tune into a certain radio station, but you keep getting a bunch of frequencies coming in at the same time. Which frequency is coming through most clearly? Similarly, which transit is having the strongest impact on you today? You could be experiencing a personal transit that is impacting your chart so strongly that it is drowning out the energy frequency of a global transit. You would need to know how to read a natal chart or get the help of an astrologer to figure this out.
So yesterday there was a New Moon in Taurus and I had big plans to spend the day doing all sorts of relaxing, grounding, Taurus-themed activities. However, this New Moon in Taurus (a transiting Sun-Moon conjunction in my 9th house) was in opposition to my natal Pluto (in my 3rd house of the mind). This meant that yesterday, the day of the New Moon, felt a lot more intense and ungrounded than I had anticipated for me personally.
A Sun-Pluto opposition is a challenging tense aspect where the confident life-giving Sun (representing the ego) is having a confrontation with Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth, which is associated with humanity’s shadow side, our vulnerabilities and our fears. A Sun-Pluto opposition is a tug-of-war between light and darkness, hope and fear.
So within the 24-hour period of this personal Sun-Pluto aspect going exact, I felt unusually threatened, unsafe and vulnerable (Pluto) during a late night walk alone, during which two black cars kept recklessly racing each other up and down the street. I felt uncomfortably noticed by the cars’ occupants – so much so that I called someone and went to great lengths to change my route home. I also walked right passed a dead black bird (Pluto) which never happens, and then I spent most of Wednesday reading frightening predictions of an upcoming eclipse and the tough times the world is headed into. My mind was obsessed with these topics (Pluto in the 3rd house) and I had to really struggle (Sun opposite Pluto) against the temptation to fall into fearful thinking patterns in the face of a world that seems so chaotic, dangerous and out of control.
No transit or aspect is inherently “bad”. Facing our shadow, our fears, our vulnerabilities, and the inevitability of death, is not a bad thing. Working through Pluto themes can be a healthy life-giving process as we come through to the other side. However, this aspect did override that lovely Taurus energy that would have otherwise been accessible for me on Wednesday. Continue reading “Taurus New Moon RETAKE :: A Personal Reflection”