Category: Pluto

Lord of the Underworld, Darth Vader … the transformer. Pluto’s deep, subterranean influence underpins our rebirth and renewal.

10 Things To Do With Mercury in Taurus
Mercury, which rules thought and communication, is currently in practical Taurus. This is good for everybody, because it means we have a real chance to get a few things done. You have until May 24, when we return to just talking about everything a lot. Mercury rules the hands, so do any tasks [...]
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Looking At Your Kids’ Charts: Is It A Bad Idea?
A couple of weeks ago I was banjaxed by a stomach virus. I spent about 24 hours wrapped around the toilet bowl weeping. Naturally, I looked at my chart to see if anything jumped out at me. I felt as if Pluto himself had put his arm down my throat and pulled up the contents […]
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Streep, The Iron Lady and the Chameleon Aspects
Meryl Streep inhabiting Margaret Thatcher Meryl Streep’s impersonation of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady is almost frightening in its accuracy, believability, naturalness and depth. How did Streep dig down and find that character and then make her live so vividly on [...]
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Obi Wan Kenobi vs Darth Vader: Saturn vs Pluto
Here is the question that Iris asked on this site: Could you say a bit about how you would distinguish the cutting away of the unnecessary by Saturn from the letting go of the unnecessary by Pluto? How might they feel different? Iris is right: both of these planets bring loss and even death. [...]
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Myth-making in a City of Scholars: JRR Tolkien, C S Lewis and all
I still get a small thrill when I walk past number 20 Northmoor Road after dropping my kids off at school. Half a century ago, JRR Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and the first two volumes of The Lord of the Rings in that unprepossessing suburban house. I’ve often wondered if there were [...]
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Britain in Europe: An Identity Crisis
Eclipses always signify endings. Some more major than others. This ending is a biggie. On Friday, by rejecting closer fiscal co-operation, UK Prime Minister David Cameron put Britain in a minority of one within the European Union. The British departure from the European project has closed [...]
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One Night Stand
Pluto abducts Proserpine. Bernini. Venus meets Pluto tomorrow (December 2), setting the tone for a very “interesting” month ahead. Venus and Pluto do have two very important things in common: sex and money. And their one night stand is in the earthy moneybags sign, Capricorn. [...]
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Occupy Astrology: Resurrecting a Long-Dead Rebel
Rome 2011 You will have noticed that protesters from Madrid to Wall Street to the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral have been sporting a particular mask. Julian Assange has one. No it’s not Satan, although it does look rather devilish. It’s Guy Fawkes, the Catholic revolutionary [...]
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Half in Love with Easeful Death
Sylvia Plath was not the only poet born under Scorpio to be drawn to death’s glamour (see my previous post). Here is an extract from Ode To A Nightingale by John Keats (born October 30). … Darkling I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call’d [...]
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Hello Mr Mercury
Planets, as you know, have both positive and negative characteristics. The important thing to remember is that they do not necessarily reflect our own moral values. Yesterday this chap Alessio Rastani gave an interview that rather shocked some people. Take a look at this clip.  I [...]
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Astrology of Now: People Power vs Corruption
Darth Vader – with his helmet and his laser he is an avatar of Pluto If you have paid a bribe anywhere in India, you can tell the world how much you paid, to whom and why. And you can do this anonymously. Write your report on this website, I Paid A Bribe. I Paid A Bribe […]
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Euro Trashed
Jesus, by all accounts, was a mild mannered fellow. But one thing really got him riled – you guessed it – those money-changers in the temple. As it was then, so it is now. Who will cast out the “markets” though, as they trash the dream of European peace and unity?So I thought [...]
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More Venus Pluto
Just a passing thought – I wonder if Edouard Manet was having a Venus-Pluto transit when he painted Olympia. It was first shown in 1863 and succeeded in shocking just about everyone.
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Lady Gaga and Her Hungry Pluto Moon
I wrote a piece last year comparing Lady Gaga and Madonna. I was reminded of it because I’ve had a whole bunch of charts come across my desk with a Moon-Pluto conjunction. Now I hasten to add that all these charts belonged to people who were living out the combo well. The Gaga and the [...]
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Venus and Pluto: “I Have Been Half in Love with Death”
Last winter I wrote a piece called Death and the Maiden about Venus in Scorpio. The motifs I discussed then are also relevant to the current (separating) opposition between Pluto and Venus. If you’d like to refresh your memory click here.
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Astrology of Now: How Are You Being Robbed?
“Why you’re nothing but a pack of cards.” Alice solves the banking crisis “It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” – Alice in Wonderland.  One day, many years down the line, we’ll know what to label the upheaval we’re [...]
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Astrology of Now: Get Up, Stand Up
 “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote that about 250 years ago. Ask yourself: how am I free? how am I a slave? Uranus, the planet of freedom, is in Aries, the sign of the individual. Pluto, the planet of enslavement, is in Capricorn, [...]
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Dominique Strauss Kahn: A Tragedy Unfolds
“That old black ram is tupping your white ewe.” Othello strangles Desdemona  from Othello Othello rose to the highest public office; he fell because of a fatal flaw, a personality defect so big that it opened its mouth and swallowed him. Right now we are witnessing a tragedy. [...]
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Tunisia: Revolution Now or Never
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!--" William Wordsworth wrote these words about the French Revolution more than 200 years ago. But he was a spectator, a friend of France, not a participant, and he never suffered through what became known as the Terror. [...]
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Catherine Middleton’s Birth Chart: Cool, Powerful and Sensitive
I want a William and Kate souvenir toothpick, please. I received an email a while ago asking me to look at the chart of Catherine Middleton, who is to marry the heir to the British throne, Prince William, in April. Well, her birthday’s on the 9th of January, so why not look at it today [...]
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