Pluto – Lord of the Underworld, God of Death and Rebirth - is stationary, preparing to turn retrograde on April 25. When a planet is stationary, it’s influence is increased. Right now, the impact of the Dark Lord is strong.
We’re all living with the threat of death. For some of us, this means literally – beings that we love have died and we are in grief. For others, we fear the death of someone or something we love. Loss shatters our world. This shattering is painful.
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Pluto is aligned with Osiris, the Lord of Regeneration. In his myth, Osiris was killed by his brother Set. Isis, consort of Osiris, uses her magic to bring Osiris’ body back to life so that they can experience sexual union. From that union, the Young King Horus is born.
Osiris is the Lord of Regeneration and his myth reminds us that life is born of death. Death is an unescapable aspect of change: for something new to happen, something must die.
It is painful when the thing that dies is something or someone we greatly love. Yet, this must happen. Mourn your losses – no matter what they are. A person, a pet, a job, a place, a friendship, a lifestyle, an attitude, a behavior. Whatever is gone – mourn it. Only by fully mourning can we let go. And when we let go, we open the way to something new.
Pluto/Osiris turns retrograde on April 25 at 2:54 pm EDT and will remain retrograde until October 4.
April 24, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.