With Pluto on the brain, it seems like I keep running across examples of how he operates both by transit and natally these days. I’m also reading “The Hades Moon”, a book Melody from “Astrology and more” reviewed on her blog. It’s scary how much I recognize in my own life from that book!Let’s see, natal aspects – Moon conjunct Pluto and Jupiter in Virgo squared by Pluto in Sagittarius, transiting. This one belongs to a relative of mine and is one point on the base of a Yod (the other is Neptune in Scorpio and the point is Saturn in Aries). She has a serious case of tunnel vision. Whatever course she has determined for herself, that’s all she will see. An analogy that occurred to me is it could be she lives in a bubble with a reflective inner surface even though it’s clear from the outside looking in. All her hopes and fears are reflected back to her and amplified (Jupiter). She is undergoing transiting Pluto squaring all that, and so far, it hasn’t had much effect except to intensify her fears and cause her to withdraw even more into her nuclear family unit (husband & two children). What’s going to happen when Saturn in Virgo starts moving over that point makes me quail as I’m sure it’s going to be painful. Could it be with Saturn as the focus of her natal Yod, a Saturn transit could help her start to gain some understanding of what has happened? One of my personal challenges has been to accept that no matter how much I would wish/will otherwise, people I love must find their own path – and if that path doesn’t include growth by my definition, then it will be what it will be.Another example of a natal Pluto aspect – Pluto exactly conjunct ASC. This individual lost a close friend to suicide in high school and was the first person on the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident of another friend. The rider almost completely decapitated himself on a guy-wire and died within minutes. She told me she moved the head closer to a natural position to prevent others at the scene from seeing how devastating it was . . . I was seriously impressed by her courage under fire as she was 19 yrs old at the time. This young woman just finished a Masters degree in hospital administration and was hired by the State to evaluate how well state-funded health care is working. All I can say is watch out!!!What I’ve read so far in “The Hades Moon” is helping me see how much subtle manipulation was going in my life coming from both my dad’s mom & my mother. They both were prone to praising the absent relative in front of the present one, creating rivalries among the other family members. According to Judith Hall, this is typical behavior of those with Pluto in aspect to the Moon. I’m fairly sure my mother had a Moon in Pisces trine to Pluto in Cancer. Astrology has been an excellent tool for myself and many others to sort out family dynamics and start healing old wounds.
These are Stargazer lilies . . . appropriate for the garden of an astrologer! :-)