onplanetliz | August 23 2012
Head’s up! Change is a’ coming!
Pluto, the principle of transformation, is about to transit the UK’s Capricorn Sun. And never mind that Pluto has been demoted to ‘dwarf’ status, he can still pack a wallop – remember it is not the size of the ship but the motion of the cosmic ocean.
The Greeks called him Plouton and his dark, underworld realm was called Hades. Because gold and other such valuables were mined from underground, Pluto also came to be associated with riches. These days we claim this association when we use the word Plutocrat to describe those who rule by wealth.
What resides in the dark is indeed worth bringing to the surface – no matter how much we have been conditioned to leave it alone, repress it or most of all fear it. In fact, history shows that the more we try to escape our unconscious rumblings or repressed content, the more it runs up to bite us in the ass.
When all is said and done it is only unconscious, irrational energy but this energy is powerful and can disrupt our lives if we don’t know what to do with it. A good way to experience what I am saying is to think of a hose that has a powerful jet of water coursing through it but with no one to hold the nozzle and direct the surging stream. What happens is that the hose begins to flip erratically, snaking its way across the ground and spraying water every which way.
Any time any individual entity has a Pluto transit, it is an opportunity to learn to use that volatile energy in a controlled creative way.
The 1801 UK chart:
Note the Sun (circle with a centre dot) in Capricorn, sitting right on the midnight point (IC).
In Astrology the angles AC/DC/MC and IC, shown in red, are points of great impact on the life of the individual entity the chart represents. When Pluto crosses over the Sun (Soul, solo, son, Hero, essence, vital self) it will also cross the IC.
The IC marks the root position of the House of CANCER the CRAB. In the chart of a country this represents its people, patriotism, roots, houses, communal activities, family units and the way a country cares for its own people.