For the week of September 28th thru October 5th, please be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:
Aries is invested with a wave of vital energy and courage this weekend. You can channel this with an invigorating run through the park, or you could use it to tackle a challenge you wouldn’t normally have the gumption to do. Either way, use it well! Those spurts of energy look well on Aries. Aries should also be feeling this Pluto station. For some years now, Aries has been called to take greater control over the destiny of their lives. They may even have been cajoled into positions of authority. In some way you are being asked to grow and make critical changes in your own life and status. At times this could feel quite daunting. Yet there is also something compelling, and almost karmic about all this. As if you are being led inexorably towards your destiny, and there’s nothing to be done about it. This also takes great courage. It also asks you to reassess your relationship with power, and how you feel about owning your own power. Pluto offers huge rewards who honor honesty and integrity. Focus on these, and you will not be led astray.
Your ruling planet, Venus, is gradually slowing for its retrograde station next week. Much will be considered regarding relationships and your expectations of others during this period. And it will be all the more intense in the light of the current Pluto station this weekend. More will be discussed on this next week, but in the mean time Pluto is revealing to us all, and perhaps Taurus more acutely, the ways in which the world, and your role in it, is changing. As these are changing, so it your perspective of the world: its politics, its values, who are what is considered a priority. Through a unique evolutionary process your own views are changing, and whatever insights arise could have their own impact, and color your perceptions not only for this week, but for weeks, perhaps months, to come.
We are all going to be a little obsessed this week. You will see discussions being reframed over and over in the news, and over the water cooler. Because of the emotional content and intensity, it will be really difficult to remain objective. However, what these topics also present, are the opportunity to turn what might appear to be a problem into something transformative. It can be pretty amazing the way that new information can literally change your whole perspective. These annual Pluto stations have been opportunities for Gemini to actually transform their whole lives these past 10 years. And continue to do so going forward. And as Pluto stations this weekend, it could reveal the ways that your old life, and a new life are overlapping. Some things have and will continue to end, even as a new order is already emerging. You are being led to bring your life back on course.
When Pluto stations it reveals truths and brings things to light, which can change perspectives, hearts and minds. For Cancer those truths and revelations can come in the guise of other people, either through personal relationships, or through one on one encounters. In some way they may grip you, seize your mind, or turn your heart. Combined with the station of Venus next week, you will be re-exploring all relationships, while also thinking about your expectations of others in your life (and they of you). It can sometimes feel with Pluto, that relationships are complicated and challenging, but certainly not lacking in depth. People in your life can also prove to be a catalyst, which leads you to want to take greater control over the destiny of your own life. And that sort of self-empowerment will serve you well in the long run.
Activities and a bit of excitement could get you all energized as you move through the weekend. You can channel that energy through physical activities with others, or by having the courage to perhaps try something new and different. One thing to watch for, however, is the tendency to go to extremes due to the Pluto station. Therefore exercise, go out for a jog, but don’t run yourself into the ground. Be motivated, but don’t go crazy. Take your work seriously, but don’t be so obsessed that you lose sight of everything else. Be passionate and involved while keeping things in perspective. Focus on the things that matter, and let the rest go for now. Objectivity is key.
It is probably helpful this week to try and maintain some sort of balance. It will be quite easy to get drawn into an obsessive situation where it is difficult to maintain any sense of objectivity. This can be great for work, or projects that require a great deal of focus and concentration. However, it may not be all that easy to keep an open perspective. This is all aggravated by the station of Pluto this weekend. What Pluto can also bring, is a deeper awareness of those things over which you are most passionate. Connecting with these can bring more benefits than are at first evident. Finding those things, that person, that activity that stirs your soul, not only feels good with Pluto traveling in Capricorn, it can also bring a deeper sense of healing and well-being. In this way, finding your true path, and pursuing it, can be truly transforming.
As Pluto stations it can show you ways that your life has changed, and continues to evolve. The changes that Pluto brings while it is in Capricorn are not always easy, but they are often necessary for your growth and evolution. One of the ways these stations challenge you are by dragging up feelings and emotions, even some fears, that tend to undermine your confidence and ability to take greater control over yourself and the direction your life is taking. You might want to ask yourself whether you are making decisions based on knee jerk reactions? Or are you able to look at things and make clear decisions from an objective standpoint. One thing that Libra is good at is maintaining a sense of equilibrium and balance, even in the midst of turmoil and change. One thing that Pluto is bringing you, is the opportunity to heal yourself internally and psychologically, in order to be more effective in the outer world.
Venus is currently slowing for its retrograde station in your sign. This will be significant for everyone, but will surely be felt even more so by the early Scorpios who are coming to terms with their own values and priorities. It may be that we will all be reevaluating a number of things during the Venus retrograde period that will be coming up, but in the mean time it is the Pluto station that steals the show this weekend. Pluto digs deep, uncovers and reveals layers of information. Even everyday conversations bring a depth of meaning, as you are exposed to new ways of thinking about things. For Scorpio, the most important journey with the station of Pluto, is within your own mind. And if you are so determined to find the truth about something, no matter how obscure, there will be nothing that will be able to stand in your way.
With the station of Venus next week, and the station of Pluto this weekend, Sagittarius will be coming face to face with what is intrinsically valuable to you. This may or may not involve money, but it can touch a nerve. This can sometimes come through a loss, or the fear of a loss. For we never truly value something until we are faced with the threat of losing it. This is a good week therefore to take stock of your priorities and whether or not these are in alignment with your true values. Ask yourself, what are those things, people and situations that you truly want to be spending your valuable resources, money and time on? Have you been making these a priority in your life? And if not, what can you do to get your priorities in order?
A lot of personal soul searching takes place as Pluto turns in his underground lair. This can be illuminating and revealing, as all sorts of stuff rises to the surface. This is especially true if you are willing, honest and courageous enough to look at those things that are holding you back and preventing you from growing. Pay attention to those things that you have outgrown: you no longer need these. Pay attention to those things that are no longer relevant: you are bigger than these. As Pluto makes its very slow and meandering way through your sign you have been and will continue to reinvent your life. As a result of this grand transformation you have the opportunity to release self-limiting fears and old wounds, and take greater control over the destiny of your life. Things get torn down when Pluto comes to call. But then after that, you also get to rebuild things the way that you want them to be.
It takes courage and honor to be yourself without apology. And you are getting a bit of a boost over the weekend to do just that. Take a chance. Push yourself just enough. Be courageous. We’re all going to be needing a bit of that with the station of Pluto this week. And part of that is having the courage to be able to let go and move on from the things you no longer need. There is a certain amount of purification that has been going on for some time now, and will continue as layer after layer is being examined in your life. Through this process memories of all kinds can come to the surface. Not only from this lifetime but seemingly from lifetimes ago. Not only known memories, but even those that lay hidden in the recesses of the psyche. Whatever arises, honor it, no matter how trivial or how huge. Honor these visitations from the past, accept, heal and then release them. It is time to move on, resolving that which binds.
It can feel at times like you are something of the town crier, the truth teller announcing to the world what they cannot or will not believe or see. One voice alone can feel ineffective. However when you are able to join your voice with many others it can be that much more effective. This is especially true, when you join your voice and your efforts with others who share the same principles, ideals and goals as you do. The key is to find the right group that resonates with what you value, and wish to achieve. Be wary of hitching your wagon to ruthless types, or enterprises that don’t share these ideals. They could lead you astray. Allow honor, integrity, values and honesty to guide you, and they could literally transform your life.