It's a day for brave words, with the messenger Mercury squaring off with Pluto (in cardinal Aries-Capricorn). What's said might not be what others want to hear, especially if it pierces denial about the reality of a situation.
Someone says what everyone is afraid to say, and takes the heat, but is also appreciated for it. The intensity of a crisis squeezes the core truth to the surface, and it gets expressed. It's a day when what's been held back erupts with raw force. The truth may not be pretty, and it could be very unsettling. Like with Pluto transits to the natal chart, things could get more chaotic and dreadful, before they get better.
A few days ago, I read an in-depth article in the Mountain Astrologer by Dena DeCastro, on Pluto transits. She illustrates Pluto as "the Initiator," writing, "Pluto transits can mark a time when through loss and crisis, our true power comes forth." She makes a point that Pluto transits are not about achieving happiness, and giving these energies their due is challenging in a "pathologically Jupiterian" culture. "Happiness has its season," she writes, "but so do depression and grief. And often these emotions are the precursors to the fulfillment and joy we desire."
As I've been writing this post, I've heard from a reader today who said they didn't want the newsletter anymore, is feeling 'disturbed,' and to record it for my future guidance. This is a timely message with Mercury squaring Pluto that I take to heart. These are serious times, and if media doesn't speak to that, the reader will look elsewhere. I'll definitely record it for future guidance. I will ask spirit's guidance, to speak more to the Plutonian times we're in. Thank you reader for your honesty.
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