This week, after last week’s Mercury/Mars oppositions, the Sun now edges towards opposing Pluto (July 10), pressing tensely upon our need to shield ourselves from the subconscious forces of darkness, oppression and control. Pluto pushes for deep, transformative change, acting in ways which are not easy to identify because they exist on such subversive realms that unless one has x-ray vision, their influence is invisible. Even those who see, often struggle to deal with this still very secretive force.
|♀ ∗ Ch||Mon Jul 03||11:14 pm GMT||Venus||28°♉52′||Sextile||Chiron||28°♓52’℞|
|♀ Sqq ♃||Tue Jul 04||04:29 am GMT||Venus||29°♉06′||Sesquiquadrate||Jupiter||14°♎06′|
|♀ enters ♊||Wed Jul 05||00:12 am GMT||Venus||00°♊00′||Conjunction||Mercury|
|☿ □ ♅||Wed Jul 05||00:52 am GMT||Mercury||28°♋11′||Square||Uranus||28°♈11′|
|♃ ⊼ ♆||Wed Jul 05||04:17 am GMT||Jupiter||14°♎10′||Quincunx||Neptune||14°♓10’℞|
|☿ △ Ch||Wed Jul 05||09:32 am GMT||Mercury||28°♋51′||Trine||Chiron||28°♓51’℞|
|☿ Sqq ♆||Wed Jul 05||01:33 pm GMT||Mercury||29°♋10′||Sesquiquadrate||Neptune||14°♓10’℞|
|☿ enters ♌||Thu Jul 06||00:20 am GMT||Mercury||00°♌00′||Conjunction||Mars|
|☉ △ ♆||Thu Jul 06||00:47 am GMT||Sun||14°♋10′||Trine||Neptune||14°♓10’℞|
|☉ □ ♃||Thu Jul 06||02:45 am GMT||Sun||14°♋14′||Square||Jupiter||14°♎14′|
|☊ ☌ Vs||Thu Jul 06||12:33 pm GMT||Node||24°♌52’℞||Conjunction||Vesta||24°♌52′|
|☿ ∗ ♀||Fri Jul 07||01:19 pm GMT||Mercury||02°♌48′||Sextile||Venus||02°♊48′|
|♀ Sqq ♇||Fri Jul 07||09:35 pm GMT||Venus||03°♊11′||Sesquiquadrate||Pluto||18°♑11’℞|
|☽ ☍ ☉||Sun Jul 09||04:07 am GMT||Moon||17°♑09′||Opposition||Sun||17°♋09′|
|♂ ⊼ ♄||Sun Jul 09||10:10 am GMT||Mars||22°♋49′||Quincunx||Saturn||22°♐49’℞|
|☉ ☍ ♇||Mon Jul 10||04:31 am GMT||Sun||18°♋07′||Opposition||Pluto||18°♑07’℞|
As the instinctive Cancer Sun ticks closer to next Sunday’s Full Moon, it means that our most expressive, authoritative sense of self seeks to embody and exemplify the energies that are strongly influential this week. We will see these come out in through the key individuals in our lives.
Who is the adult in your life?
Who shines brightest?
The Sun creates a square to Jupiter and trines Neptune (Thu), two planets having a hard time reading one another in their closing quincunx this week (Wed) – an aspect that has been hovering around since mid-May. It means that our beliefs and dreams are just not aligning, which brings a maudlin state of confusion and despair because it’s hard to know just who or what to trust. It is obvious that we are failing to see things in ways that can bring us any clarity or cohesiveness, and as the Sun activates these points it is as if to say that the liberal, decadent, optimistically judgmental but pathetically ineffectual system of law/religion/philosophy (♃) is not serving us. Instead we look toward spirit (♆) or other alternatives for answers.
In anticipation of the Full Moon, let’s look at Sun/Pluto, and really learn all as much as we can about this dynamic this week. In fitting form, we can study this one a bit more intensely (leave comments below):
Sun/Pluto types are very interesting. They almost always come across as intriguingly charismatic, yet the underlying agenda is one of manipulation. They quickly need to get themselves into a position where they are above the others, from which they can exercise control. Those with the softer aspects (sextile, trine) apply this much easier than their hard aspect (conjunction, square, opposition) cousins.
It is undeniable that until this dynamic is neutralised (brought to balance through much inner processing, or ‘shadow work’) that there is a constant thirst for power and triumph over others. Though easier concealed and managed constructively in the ‘soft’ types, it is undeniably evident in the ‘hard’ types as it manifests evidently as power struggles and, intermittently, through build-up into deeply traumatic incidents. Sun/Pluto types fail to see that others are not like them at all. They are oblivious to the notion that not everyone is seeking power/change and evolutionary leaps.
So why are these people always seeking power? Why does everything always need to be only on their terms, and if they are not, prone to explode into very extreme behaviour that even they cannot control? What is the underlying reason why they are constantly craving absolute rulership over others?
Fundamentally they are wounded souls.
At some point during their early development there has undeniably been either one sharp, identifiably jaring psychological incident, or otherwise an ongoing series of abuses, where they have experienced a sense of worthlessness or felt undervalued by those they looked up to, usually the father figure. It seems that if this parent did not get things on their own, unyielding, inflexible terms that they would threaten all sorts of violations – abuse, coercion, manipulation, outright abandonment. This then develops into relationship patterns where validation and approval is not a basic need – it becomes a life/death psychological terror.
The Sun/Pluto type will seek to act out this wound throughout life, drawing this dynamic out of anyone in their world, but most specifically it is from the more empathetic, gentle or healing types that they will suck most of this ‘feel good’ energy from. These kind, sensitive, caring souls (Neptunian types) have little perception of their own boundaries and hence even less defence for the licentious abuse and domination of the Sun/Pluto type.
Energy vampires, control freaks, manipulators, conniving puppet-masters, call them what you will, but the dynamic experienced by and around these people is like a dark force and it sucks pure honest-to-goodness kindness out of the equation, leaving those in their wake feeling physically, emotionally, spiritually debilitated and drained.
This is when the Sun/Pluto starts to really go to work. They will make those run-down types feel like they are inadequate or incapable of satisfying, helping or healing them, making them suffer whilst they are down, and as they struggle to give more, there is a strange victim/tyrant energetic that develops and perpetuates into a corrupt enslavement dynamic.
A bitter war develops. Neither wins.
The empathetic type blames themselves for the apparent abuse. The controlling Sun/Pluto is relentless in screwing things tighter. Eventually, as expected there is a complete energetic breakdown. Something has to die in order to be released.
The only way to solve the problem is for the sensitive victim type to escape the Sun/Plutonian’s clutches, either through illness, drugs, or through circumstance (seeking refuge and/or martyrdom elsewhere). This usually does not solve their problem, since they are only giving prey to another depraved energy satyr.
Meanwhile, the Sun/Pluto will try every trick possible to regain the endless caring. Taunts, torture, spiteful acts, sweet baiting until they have their victim back in their depraved clutches. Bitchiness and drama, vexation and curses, threats and vengeful acts, tyrannical overtures and reprisal, imprisonment, heavy taxation of your goodies, increased abusive acts… anything goes here to claw back the bottomless pit of your giving, caring resources. Because essentially they are there to take, take, take… Not pretty.
Their argument is that they are there to change you, to make you a better person or give you a better quality of life. But it is still always on their own terms – their love is not unconditional, which somehow enslaves you into feeling disempowered and owing them something when deferring your fundamental freedoms.
And the more they get from you, the more they need. It’s a madness, a power-craving addiction. The appetite of the ‘monkey on their back’ is voracious and it stops at nothing. It may be sexy, but the cost is grave.
How to help these? Well, it’s not easy. It’s nearly impossible to communicate to them because such is their over-estimation of themselves and a complete disrespect for anyone that they refuse listen. They are hard wired not to listen. Just to demand. And always more, more, more…
Can they change? Of course. But not by force. You can’t fight these and expect to win. They would sooner destroy themselves than give in to another power. nor can you plead or bargain your way towards changing them. In fact, the more you try to appeal to their incapacity to open up their heart and express their ‘feelings’, the more you fuel their wanton mania to crush you (and everyone). In effect, the wound of their trauma has scarred their heart so much it has made it callous. It’s best just to leave them cold and let them asphyxiate in their own toxic bile.
Consider them to be the addict and you are their drug. The only way to even begin to assist them with their habit is to simply cut off their supply. This is really hard to do, given that these are such toxic persons. FOr some reason we keep going back. So why would we keep going back then? Because on some level, to exclude any uneasiness, pain, depression, or oppression from our lives when we don’t know what work this is accomplishing within us means that we ourselves are seeking to discover how to reclaim and hold our own power. We need to learn to do this ourselves.
Only when we are able to consciously hold ourselves from playing into the power vortex of others, might we see how damaging the contract of entering the subversive world of pain and trauma exchange between others. We are getting stronger. We are learning to loosen the magnetic hold that exists between ourselves and our not-selves.This is where the miracle healing is happening. Loosening the bind to those who hold power over us is the great metamorphosis going on right now. THIS is where the transformation occurs. This is the true alchemy.
We are learning to see this complex more clearly. We are improving massively, and the coming lunations in Leo/Aquarius will only highlight further how much we project or transfuse our personal power. Whether consciously or not, we readily extend our inner strength to people/organisations/bodies that purport to rule over us, intent to dominate, enslave and exploit us in the name of protection or love. And we let them because we feel we don’t have a choice.
This week we see the reticence to play into this vortex, from all walks.
Enough with the drama. You DO have a choice. Exercise it.
Walk back to the centre and regain your balance.
Cease to partake in the drama of control and manipulation.
Reclaim your power.
It takes extreme strength to take back our power. A great deal of light is needed to shine onto our shadow, be aware of how it dances in our lives, and how easily we let it dance into the lives of others. The recovery of our power can only happen with full-lighted consciousness that we are not obliged or indebted to anyone to restore and experience our innate well-being.
(If you are a Sun/Pluto person, particularly the hard aspect kind, then perhaps this is you or someone very close to you. Depending on your chart, you may struggle with issues of craving outright control and interpersonal power struggles, punctuated with occasional outbursts of horrendous levels of abusiveness. This can be at any level, physical, emotional, even spiritual. Thanks to the secretive or outright denial element of this combination, you may refuse to accept see this as a problem at all. In fact, in today’s power hungry society this might even be a trait that is rewarded, even celebrated in your world. Please know, that this level of energy transfer is ultimately very dangerous, and must be held in check. If you suspect you may suffer from being overwhelmed with issues of control, possession and power, seek an expert opinion immediately.
If you have fallen victim, or prey to such a type and feel under any threat, then just know that you have the power to save your self. Exit the relationship immediately – it’s the only effective way to save yourself from ultimate abuse and to help/heal them).
Blessings, and have an amazing week xx.
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