Today continues with another in a list of planets again squaring Pluto, and as a consequence the time to accept changes in our consciousness is upon us. We may need change in those areas we least favor, such as fear, doubt, dis-ease, disenfranchisement, worry or any lack relating to the self. When Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn (since April 20th and now through May 3rd), we need to be extremely vigilant about how we proceed to bring new experiences, new relationships or other new things into our lives. Whatever we start may take unexpected and challenging twists and turns before it really feels right, justified and compassionate. Along with a greater sense of doubting ourselves now, we may feel reluctance or resistance to try out new relationships or new ways of being. Certainly, please be careful and cautious about your finances, seemingly hopeful economic prospects or ventures, and adventures which appear too tantalizing to believe. This is not the time to experiment, unless you have the backing of all interested and believing partners or related groups.
While Jupiter in Aries was squaring Pluto in Capricorn (from the middle of January 2011 until the end of March 2011) as well as Mars squaring Pluto (from the beginning of April until April 20th, 2011), also Mercury (from March 10th through March 17th, 2011), and through the continuing Uranus square Pluto, we have witnessed precarious starts, sidetracks or setbacks in our economic situations, possibly difficulties in our relationships, a lack of a sense of security about now and the future, and some feelings of futility in what we are doing as not being exactly right for us. Waves of disappointment, anger, mistrust, jealously and futility about how to manage change have met us in areas where transformation has to happen. I do not intend to sound overly grim about these times; however, it's appropriate now to be realistic about our need to change what isn't working or hasn't for quite a while. Whatever is old or unused in our "closet of the self" needs our prompt examination and those images, confidences, trials or difficulties we have encountered lately have to be moved away from, thrown away and forgiven. Whatever avenue dries up, Spirit will open up two more in its place.
In the search for a new job or career, search in new, novel ways, replace the old by widening your prospects in new fields. Reinvent your job by finding how you can apply your skills differently to open employers' eyes in new ways. For example, your teaching or counseling career may fit the general field of research, technical writing, editing or publishing. Or be adventuresome and open with your creativity by applying for positions in the arts, or maybe become a supervisor in an unrelated area. Try painting , sculpting or crocheting and create your own line to market. Now see yourself doing this new job: visualize as well as deeply feel yourself creating that unique opportunity outside your normal field of expertise. Change takes courage as well as strength, and you deserve to have that feeling of succeeding in all that you choose to accomplish.
Perhaps, the greatest avenues open to you now are those in your inner life. Sit quietly in a comfortable place, and surround yourself with supporting and loving energy. Now visualize what would create more happiness, joy and security in your life. Is it more friends, a better sense of self, more security and self confidence, a new pet, the time and ways to be more creative? Next, whatever comes to mind, note and record it in writing, in drawing or by taping. Do this two other times when you have the space over the next week. Do not share your findings with anyone else until you have completed these three sessions, and are confident that what surfaces is for you alone. Allow your inner child and your inner artist to be a part of this experience. Feel fresh, renewed, invigorated and supported from the inside outward. You'll be amazed at what occurs for you that can transform your way of accomplishing things when you start by allowing your inner self a voice. When it feels right, try one of your new ideas and experience how freeing it can feel. What we value and what grounds us comes from our searching within.
With all this Aries' fire energy affecting Capricorn's earth element is it any wonder why for months now we have felt this way. At times distracted and defeated, and we wonder how can we ever change what seems challenging now. When we summon our strength and inner wisdom, everything seems possible again. The energy lightens, and the new opens and prospers. We explore new adventure and are offered new opportunities, those which seem to have previously been unreachable and unattainable until now.
Use the energy and wisdom of IV The Emperor in the tarot cards to guide you with more certainty, conviction and strength in what you pursue and accomplish during these times. He is the master of manifestation and will help you gain the energy and determination to come through these times with something to show for it!
Blessings and success on your journeys, Tom