Image of a star forming via Hubble Space Telescope
BOOM! This week the Sun in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn – a tense and potentially explosive aspect. While the Sun in Libra has an ultimate purpose of balance and harmony, this hard aspect with the unstoppable force of Pluto in Capricorn can unleash a storm of rage and self righteousness, leading to relationship and communication breakdowns.
While unpleasant, these experiences are built into the human experience for a reason. But we always have a choice in response. If the drama doesn’t involve you, for heaven’s sake step out of the way if nothing else to observe from a safe distance. But if you’re caught up in the whirlwind of a dramatic happening yourself, it’s your job to find the lesson in it. The lessons of Pluto are long-term ones and come from deep below. Rarely is the issue what it appears to be on the surface. Find a way to have maximum impact with minimal damage.
As Spiritual teacher Matt Kahn says: “Everything is either love or a call to love.” This teaching can be a guide to open a window of awareness on any tricky situation.
Adding to the melodrama, we have a disorienting aspect of Mars in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces which can have the effect of projecting onto others’ our own suspicions, stories and obsessions. Mars in Virgo is compelled to get a heap of busywork done however, the aspect with Neptune in Pisces can confuse the goal or direction.
Ask yourself: Am I obsessing over someone’s evil intentions that are actually based on pure fantasy? Did I just spend several days working my fingers to the bone only to find myself in the middle of nowhere and far-flung from my true priorities and goals?
Plan ahead step by step and work that plan with as much consciousness as possible. Getting carried away on a whim can lead you far out to sea.
We’re still in Mercury retrograde, confusing our ability to effectively communicate and understand one another. But give it some time. When Mercury stations direct on October 9 on the North Node of Destiny, greater clarity and insight will be gifted to us if we’re awake and aware to it.
All of this comes just in time for the Draconid meteor shower lighting up the night sky with shooting stars, peaking on Oct 8 and 9. So settle in and enjoy the wondrous lightshow.