Pluto Stationary; turning Direct
Pluto turns direct October 10, 2023, at 9:10 pm EDT.
Pluto is the astrological symbol for death. Death initiates change, integral to creativity. In Greek and Roman myth, Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld, the place these ancients believed they went after death. This was not heaven – although later the Greeks created Elysium, a luxurious afterlife reserved for heroes. Most souls became shades wandering the underworld forever.
In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Pluto is Osiris, God of Death and Rebirth. This archetype reflects the natural world. We go through the death of winter and then return to the lushness of summer. We experience loss and then open to something new.
In his myth Osiris dies twice at the hands of his brother Set. His wife Isis mourns him deeply and goes to the ends of the Earth to claim his body, cut into pieces by Set. She re-members him, and together they create new life, the glorious Young King Horus. Every death is also a birth.
This Pluto station comes in a close square to the Moon’s Nodes, indicators of karma and dharma, and square to Mars – Set, God of War, murderer of Osiris. The North Node is aligned with Eris, Goddess of Strife and Discord and companion to Mars at every battle. Saturn and Venus are opposite, Jupiter and Uranus are within conjunction, and we have a Solar Eclipse on October 14. And Pluto/Osiris is stationary on the United States Pluto – a Pluto Return, a Dark Night of the Soul.
Events on Earth are the out picturing of the movements of the planets and stars. Throughout history, stories have been told about these cosmic objects that live in our collective psyche. At times like this, with so much darkness falling upon us, it is hard to see that there is a synchronicity to our experience. All that lives must die. And after death there is new life.
October 9, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.