~Dr. Robin Wright studied astrology at the Temple of Kriya Yoga with Goswami Kriyananda in Chicago.
Now that you’ve seen Pluto’s ability to unearth what some have thought safely hidden and buried, know that this Pluto will continue its digging in one form or another into 2024. How this affects an individual, as usual, depends on one’s own chart (consult your local astrologer), but do continue forgiveness work which I hope you have begun, generally through private meditation and prayer. A caution: sit still with the urge to address overtly past grievances, yours or those of others with you; much of this work is better done on the astral or mental/spiritual level and is actually more effective because there is less energetic resistance.
On 10/2 a square between Sun and Moon suggests tension between men and women as well as internally between male/female principles, the effects of which last about two weeks on either side (think of what we are already seeing play out on the political stage in the US regarding this tension). This energy is complicated by a square between Mercury (mind) and Pluto (general disruption of the buried as above) which will impel the unwise and less balanced among us to speak what they ought not. Get two pieces of tape and seal your mouth; if your head can’t hold the thought for a better time, it need not be said. To further complicate the matter, Venus (the planet of love but also excess) in Scorpio (hidden emotion and other lovely secrets ) goes retrograde (backward) from 10/5 until 11/16, opening the way for old loves and connections of all sorts to resurface. What may seem alluring will likely look quite different when Venus turns direct and you remember what was wrong in the first place. Venus does remain in Scorpio until 1/7/2019, extending the attraction of what is mysterious, opaque, somewhat forbidden. Let your Sun center, the 6th chakra, the Third Eye, or wisdom principle, illuminate the object of desire before taking action.
On 10/8 the New Moon in Libra offers a brief two weeks to enhance personal relationships, so use it. Make a gesture. On 10/9 Mercury moves into Scorpio until 10/31 (more on that next time). Scorpio’s intense need for “privacy,” what some might term keeping secrets that are better shared, particularly between intimate partners, conflicts with Mercury’s need to communicate, to be direct. A judicial temperament would be helpful here, but the square (a challenging energy) between Mars and Venus on 10/10 will provoke the vulnerable to speak what they ought not and generally to excess. The ongoing struggle of some with authority intensifies when the Libra Sun squares Pluto 10/12. Ponder the symbology of Libra, balance, but of a mechanical sort, perhaps even at the risk of duplicity which, of course, this Pluto in Capricorn will not tolerate. With a month on either side of the aspect, observe the variety of sparks as those in favor of “balance” struggle with the need for truth, whatever the cost. Because Pluto always signifies the public, expect revelations involving male female conflict, indeed a struggle for supremacy, variously defined. In this “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” (Keats’ “Ode to Autumn”), again meditate on your harvest and be as clear as the mists permit.