“Pluto’s Heart” photograph by NASA
I am both obligated and delighted to post this brand spanking new portrait of Pluto that has excited and catalyzed our world. When we first document an event in our vast Universe, seeing it in a whole new perspective, this moment of awakening also symbolizes that we are ready to shift and evolve internally/externally as well. If you study the history of the science of astronomy/astrology, you will see this is so. Last time we glimpsed Pluto via a flyby photograph was in 2010. The image was stunning, but blurred. Now it is 2015. This time the image is much clearer in the ability to recognize what’s happening on Pluto. We are ready to see power through a new lens.
Pluto is our planetary ruler of how power is used/abused, it governs our biological processes, and Pluto shows up as both death, transformation, and rebirth in our lives. Such is the on-going nature of creation, nothing is stable, everything is in flux, always. Best to get used to that fundamental reality. Best to find ways to live in the present moment and be guided by your gut instinct, also a domain of Pluto.
Pluto is my planet as I was born with Pluto rising aligned with my Moon. Translation? I have been in contemplation of Pluto’s evolutionary, always revolutionary messages my whole life long. Decades ago, I told a fellow astrologer “Pluto is the love of power of the power of Love.” I had never heard that before in regards to Pluto but I trusted what came out of my core knowing. As you study this recent portrait of Pluto, we literally see that cosmic heart embedded in the very earth of Pluto. Who knew? It’s surprised us all. Perhaps this signifies we really are ready to shift away from dominating power models and embrace a more universal notion of shared power that is the center of all loving relationships.
We have arrived again at another New Moon, this one taking place in sidereal Gemini. This is also called a new SolLunar cycle, as the Sun is involved in this rebirth and planting of a new seed into our world. It is an extremely dynamic, explosive beginning as both planets, along with Mercury and Mars are all in relationship to plutonian Pluto. What synchronistic timing that this portrait of Pluto emerges as this cycle is about to begin.
And this: Jupiter has now transited into playful, creative, artistic Leo. Ode to Joy. Soon, Jupiter will square the more serious Saturn and we will all turn a corner in terms of making new commitments and aligning/realigning ourselves to create new forms in our lives.
Here’s a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ http://www.lunarplanner.com/:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, expressing a New Theme: A new theme emerges. A new idea, a new concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, a spontanious message, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen. A simple word or phrase may pop into your mind during this quite time describing the new lunar theme in a way that is unique to you, or perhaps a simple feeling or knowing will come over you. The ability to listen, honor and trust the inner is all that is required at this time. The ideal time to attune to your New Moon theme is exactly as the New Moon occurs, or at sunrise after the New Moon if the New Moon occurred during the night.”
Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: https://www.earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Wed July 15
Mars in Gemini opposite Pluto in Sagittarius: Historic nuke deal signed by world powers, including America, and Iran…say no more. This global event is such a clear articulation of the revolutionary dynamic of Mars and Pluto, both planets that govern the rules of war and peace. There is both great fear surrounding this breakthrough as well as great hope. Both emotions are warranted. We are entering new territory, unexplored, unknown. We will have to see how this historic moment plays itself out on Planet Earth. But something had to shift given the nature of these times. And thankfully, it did.
Mercury in Gemini opposite Pluto in Sagittarius: This aspect is similar to the above post but now communications, ruled by Mercury, intensify and can become combative, even explosive. Both these astrological signs are associated with education, travel, information gathering, so you might experience excessive obsession or some disruption in those areas of life.
New SolLunar cycle in Gemini: Lastly as this day ends, we experience a New Moon, always a new beginning full of possibility and expansive growth. But note that the Moon swiftly leaves gregarious Gemini and enters homebody, private, moody Cancer. You have probably gone through many emotional waves today so this aspect supports seeking the comfort of bed early, perhaps ingesting some version of carbs (Cancer’s love) before drifting off, spent.
Thu July 16
Venus conjunct Regulus of Leo: This is a favorite astrological alignment of mine. Our planetary ruler of love, creative urges, and beauty is making an annual conjunction with the regal star of Regulus, the Heart of the Lion, a star noted to inspire the ability to stand fully in your integrity, no excuses, no doubts. But the gift will keep on giving this summer and into early fall, as we will be blessed three times with this celestial alignment during the Venus retrograde from July 25-Sept 6 giving us ample opportunity to discover/uncover the truth of our heart’s urges and callings. Much more to come on this grace-filled celestial gift bathing our entire planet. Attune to your true desires today.
Moon in Cancer opposite Ceres in Capricorn: This monthly aspect tends to bring child/parent conflicts to a head for further honesty. Always a good thing. Or you might experience a tension between spending time at home or engaged with work. Make time for both if you can so no one feels resentment.
Sun enters sidereal Cancer: Even though this New SolLunar cycle started in curious, investigative Gemini, the rest of this cycle swiftly shifts to Cancer, the sign of family dynamics, home, caregiving, real estate, parenting. It’s wise to use this monthly period to take more time to focus on those areas of your life. Gardening is good, cooking meals at home is pleasing, time spent with those you call family is supported.
Fri July 17
Moon in Cancer trine Uranus in Pisces: It’s a mild star weather day today, but I know you expect something each day from me. So, here’s news of a fleeting aspect. The interior Moon in Cancer makes a supportive trine to compassionate Uranus in Pisces. Be willing to connect with a stranger (what a strange word) and provide needed care and comfort. Or experience a surprising heart opening with a family member.
Sat July 18
Moon/Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio: Wow that was a mouthful of an astrological pile up! This most notable beautiful aspect is visible as the Sun sets. This is a fusion of emotional support that you can feel from within or from those around you. A square to Saturn in the evening brings a depth to all conversations.
Mercury square Uranus: This late night aspect is fabulous for sparking quirky conversations both with others and inside your own head, a combination of genius and mental brilliance. Brainstorm away and be sure to write down all the strange ideas pouring through your head so you can sort through it all tomorrow. That way you can discover what has merit and what needs to be sent to the trash.
Sun July 19
Mercury in Gemini trine Chiron in Aquarius: If you did make note of last nights wild inspiration, today’s aspect encourages you to sort and sift and discover the healing creative solutions or answers to projects/relationships you are currently at work on fixing, mending, manifesting. Chiron is called the Rainbow Bridge and often manifests as an unexpected miracle. I believe. Do you?
Moon/Juno conjunction in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: What a fabulous aspect this is for community social gatherings, romantic date nights, conversations with like-minded colleagues, reaching out to collaborate with another.
Mon July 20
Mercury enters sidereal Cancer: Now our collective mind can turn more secretive, internal, private, soul searching. This several week aspect might see some of you resuming some form of therapy to examine your issues and discover new secrets and awarenesses. On a more earthly note, some of you might be negotiating house contracts or upgrading the communication system in your home. Maybe that will translate as well to better communications within your home in the coming weeks.
Moon in Leo sextile Mars in Gemini opposite Chiron in Aquarius: Today involves joyful movement, animated healing conversations, like taking a fun-run or walk with a friend and discovering a profoundly supportive support system that was there all along. Give gratitude profusely today and reap the rewards of saying a simple thank you for days and weeks and years to come.
Tue July 21
Sun in Cancer trine Saturn in Scorpio: This lovely aspect supports an easy and natural discipline to accomplish whatever you want to accomplish. If you need to, focus on the family budget, create supportive disciplines, appreciate the value of routine.
Moon in Virgo conjunct North Node: The focus of our needs aligns with our future direction. As the Moon is in health-minded, boundary-setting Virgo, this may involve cutting ties with some aspect of your life so you may at last move forward.
Wed July 22
Moon in Virgo: A potentially volatile day as the Moon triggers transformational Pluto, aggressive Mars and shocking Uranus. Thankfully the discerning, analytical Virgo Moon can temper the turbulent waters of today with thoughtful care and calm.
Thank you beloved Pluto. You remain our most powerful surprising planetary force. May we never underestimate your power again.