Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Practical Pluto? Align with Your Wisdom!

The full moon and Pluto, the celestial plunger, bring potent messages about alignment and personal choice. Aluna Joy puts it succinctly: "We have come to the time where we need to sacrifice our suffering, lose attachment to our dramas, and surrender our addictions to lack of any kind."

Surrendering my addiction to lack is a biggie; I've become adept at living nomadically, have written about life as a New Nomad, and connected with many others traversing a similar path. But I can serve so much more effectively with greater 3D resources!

The same goes for suffering. I'm producing a trio of eBooks adapted from 7 years' worth of my e-newsletter, What Shines. The first book is on a tight timeframe to be ready as a bonus offering for a huge promotion slated to start February 3rd. The author of the book launch referred me to a graphic designer to get the eBook in proper form, and even though the signs were clear we weren't a match, I struggled to make a square peg fit a round hole, thinking it my only resource. Since I refused to release this maligned pairing, Pluto plunged me free, and the perfect pair of wondrously talented women emerged almost overnight.

Here's what astrologer Stephanie Austin has to share about this shift:

"At this Full Moon, the Sun — along with Chiron, Vesta, Mercury, Neptune, and the North Node — are all in Aquarius, emphasizing the importance of creativity and collaboration, practical and visionary thinking. Mercury will be retrograde from January 28 to February 18, doubling its time in Aquarius this year (from January 7 to March 14), which further encourages us to consider alternatives and reassess our alliances. Venus conjuncts Pluto on January 23, (at 29°56’ Sagittarius), exposing new truths and new prospects, if we are willing to listen and speak from the heart.

"Pluto, the archetype of death and rebirth, has been in Sagittarius since 1995. On January 25, Pluto enters Capricorn and initiates a new era, transmitting its evolutionary energies through Capricorn until November 19, 2024 (with a final retrograde into Sagittarius June 13 to November 26, 2008). Pluto reveals the shadow of whatever sign it transits; the dark side of Capricorn is the victim/tyrant archetype, which are two sides of the same coin. Pluto’s passage through Capricorn forces us to look at how we are dealing with authority and accountability, making painfully clear the price we pay for victim consciousness and deceit. Pluto reminds us that we always have a choice and that, when we abdicate our responsibility, we give away our power. It also asks us to walk our talk, and to live in accordance with spiritual as well as material realities.

"On a collective level, Pluto in Capricorn transforms governments, corporations, organizations, and any institution which is not serving the greater good. Traditions, conventions, and standards will change as patriarchal dominance is challenged, and issues of wealth distribution, the environment, recycling, civil rights, marital rights, retirement and aging will be reassessed and reformed. Business, borders, laws, property, and resource rights will be redefined. Pluto has not been in Capricorn since November 1762 – December 1778, the period that saw the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution, the abolition of the Inquisition in France, the first circumnavigation of the Earth, and the beginning of a worldwide industrial revolution fostered by burgeoning free trade, civil liberties, and technological developments.

"Each one of us, along with the Earth and the Cosmos itself, is participating in a grand experiment. We are in the midst of a paradigm shift, transitioning towards a new age of unity, equality, and diversity. Nourish yourself daily with beauty, nature, community — whatever helps you remember your connection with the web of life and your place in it. Trust your inner guidance. Choose to live in Love, not fear. Remember: 'When nothing is sure, everything is possible.' ~ Margaret Drabble"

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