Pluto is digging in its heels, just about to turn retrograde at 5 Capricorn on the evening (MDT) of April 6. This planet grinding to a halt is unleashing a sort of energetic carryover from its very intense direct period (September 11, 2009 - April 6, 2010). This carryover energy is washing over us and triggering some cases of the mortal fears and the transformational yucks, especially related to things we've been dealing with over the past six months. Heavy, oily, dense. We can part the curtain and peek outside this heaviness for a breath of fresh air only in fits and starts, so accept the weight of this time period, keep on truckin' and be kind to yourselves.
Despite being past the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere, we're still technically in the dark half of the year, and sometimes the trickiest period is the home stretch when we're tired (so very tired) and starting to question whether we even have it in us anymore. In Celtic lore, the dark goddess Cailleach (relates to Kali) rules the land until April 30 when we get to the light half of the year and Brigid takes over. Sweet, sweet Brigid. By then, Pluto will be picking up speed retrograde.
So we have to keep putting one foot in front of the other here under the sometimes flattening weight of stationing Pluto in Capricorn. Step-by-arduous-step, Pluto in Cappie says. Burning through dense, constricting detritus and facing down gut-churning fears as we go. Again, we're dealing with collective progress here (Capricorn), and it's impossible to be fully aware of the ancient roots and dynamics we're dealing with - how deeply and intricately they go. We're doing the best we can.
The Moon enters Capricorn at 7:07 p.m. this evening and immediately squares Saturn Rx, which is on that potent zero degree of Libra just about to re-enter Virgo April 7 for a three-month stay (until July 22).
The Moon will conjunct stationing and uber potent Pluto in Cap early tomorrow morning, so it could be another unnerving night filled with deep, dark dreams. Hang in there.
(And I see I started writing this at 1:08 p.m. Very fitting for a post on the collective work and responsibility of Pluto in Capricorn since the Tibetans believe there are 108 sins. Not to mention it being Easter Sunday, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead after being crucified. See what I mean?)