Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A Change of Flow

Powerful Pluto moves direct today, and this is likely to come as a welcome relief to many of us as this remote little powerhouse has been wreaking havoc in our lives over the past few months. He has been pressing our buttons, making us face our own inner demons, pushing us towards letting go of those things (thoughts, patterns, attitudes, ideas, people and situations) that no longer serve us, and to resolve those issues that have remained unresolved within us for some time.

Pluto’s presence has weighed heavy on the shoulders of many of us trying to move our lives forwards or trying to gain a sense of clarity or direction. Whilst in Retrograde, the energy ray of Pluto has become more intense and concentrated, and his focus has been turned within – shining a light on our inner worlds.

Pluto is a force who cannot and will not be ignored, he always finds a way for each of us to take notice and he will continue to chip away at our resistance until we start to take notice and act. If we continue to ignore his presence, he gets stronger and more wilful until he makes us stop and take notice...

Pluto can seem cold and harsh, yet unless we let go in our lives, we cannot embrace the new. Without endings there cannot be beginnings. Of course the irony is that resistance to change is futile – it tends to happen whether we want it to or not, so to embrace it and work with it makes more sense as it places us in a position of empowerment. To resist and retreat leaves us the victim, powerless and without a voice.

So, this past few months have given each of us an opportunity to go deeply within to face those things about us that we don’t like, ignore or that we find too painful to access. Pluto has helped us to see that unless we face our true selves, we cannot move forwards. Pluto has helped each of us to take hold of our inner strength, and to embrace the inevitable changes that we all face.

The past few months have been challenging as the sheer pressure and force of the release process has been hard to handle at times. Many of us have felt overwhelmed most of the time; and under-whelmed the rest of the time. Not sure about you, but I have longed to simply feel whelmed!

The effect of retrograde Pluto has helped each of us to go within and connect to the true core of who we are. Pluto has helped us to be aware of our true calling, and our true power.

Pluto is the catalyst, he may be challenging, but he is absolutely necessary. He cannot be ignored, and this retrograde phase has been testament to that…

Now Pluto is moving direct, his energies will burst forth back out into the world around us, giving each of us a chance to explore the ways in which we can express our true natures in the world in which we live.

Those of us who have faced our fears will now start to feel stronger and stronger, and for those who stayed in ostrich state? Well, Pluto won’t give up, that’s almost guaranteed; he will continue to chip away until each of us reaches our true core and have become ‘baggage free’ for it is time to travel lightly now. Pluto wants each of us to be free, to stand in our power and to fulfil our true potential.

So expect a surge of energy over the next few weeks once Pluto gets back into the swing of things again. And combined with other planetary movements over the coming weeks; more and more awareness and clarity is likely to come forth.