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“In the midst of darkness, light persists.”

—Mahatma Ghandis.

We have mentioned in past columns that we are building up to the year 2025, long predicted to be a turning point in human history. Pluto is symbolic of and part of this struggle. This is our slowest moving planet, staying in a single sign for many years. It is therefore called a generational planet as opposed to a personal planet. It is the planetary ruler of Pisces, the age we are leaving. Pluto is currently in the sign of Aquarius; therefore it is literally the bridge between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius. Pluto is the Greek god of the underworld, whom the Romans called Hades. He rules such things as volcanoes and earthquakes, both physical and metaphorical. Things can be hidden, soiled, dark and secretive when Pluto is direct. Of course, sometimes secrets are positive, such as when providing sanctuary or when clothing nakedness, which Pluto also rules.

This month Pluto goes retrograde for its final dance back into Capricorn by September, and we could say this is the last gasp of the Piscean age. When Pluto goes retrograde, secrets are revealed, the darkness is lightened and the unconscious becomes more conscious. In the sign of Aquarius, blind faith is cast aside in favor of knowledge. We can use this time in positive ways, enjoining friends and groups to remember that we are all One, a mantra for the Age of Aquarius. Capricorn is the sign of sorrow and suffering, of long-term karma, but also of Initiation. Pluto has been in this sign for the last 16 years while mankind has struggled, one foot ahead of the other, up the mountain of karma. It will turn direct again near the end of this year and finally re-enter Aquarius for good in November, at which point we will be firmly into the Age of Aquarius, the age of humanity. It will remain in this sign until March of 2043, instigating what we hope and wish will be a New Age for All incorporating tolerance for different beliefs and lifeways.

Everyone: Use Pluto’s retrograding energy for discerning truth and disallowing divisive rhetoric.

ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: Time to place your values on the line.
Direction: Know them.
Soul Thought: Do you?

TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: You may be trying to hold on too tightly to a favorite idea or ideal.
Direction: Examine with an open mind.
Soul Thought: “When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.” —Max Planck

GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: This is a good month for you in finances and love.
Direction: From the Soul’s perspective.
Soul Thought: What is good for the Soul is not always appreciated by the personality.

CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: You remain fairly stable, if sometimes in the dark.
Direction: Grow cat’s eyes.
Soul Thought: Good work can be done in the dark.

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: An opportunity to shift from a favored belief to a new idea.
Direction: Examine carefully.
Soul Thought: “Think for yourself and allow others the privilege of doing so too.” —Voltaire

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: Your time in the Sun may seem over.
Direction: Use what you learned.
Soul Thought: Or did you just wear funny glasses?

LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: This is still a good time for growing finances.
Direction: Get a bigger box!
Soul Thought: Then use the results well.

SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: Vision and energy abound this month.
Direction: Conquer but do not divide.
Soul Thought: “Our mistakes don’t limit us, only our fears do. The only thing stopping you is you.” —Maya Varga

SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: Shifting from high passion to high aspirations.
Direction: But you may need to pick just one target.
Soul Thought: When the many become one.

CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: It’s been a long time of feeling alone.
Direction: Don’t get cold feet.
Soul Thought: What are your metaphorical socks?

AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: You’ve been stuck for a while.
Direction: Reach out to another.
Soul Thought: When two become many.

PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: The light is here.
Direction: Hope.
Soul Thought: Humanity is on the line.

To discover your Rising Sign, or for more information, contact Charlene R. Johnson,
www.SkyDanceAstrology.com, or email: SkyDance@SkyDanceAstrology.com
Esoteric Astrology is focused on the rising sign more than the sun sign (we suggest you read both)
and provides clarity, direction and answers for those seeking a higher level of life.


  • Charlene R, Johnson

    Charlene R Johnson is a graduate of Claregate College, a metaphysical college in England and studied directly under teacher Dr. Douglas Baker. She offers oral readings, written reports and teaches classes in both esoteric astrology and esoteric psychology. These classes are for beginners who know nothing of astrology. Use of the glyphs in your chart are considered a form of dialogue with your Soul and a necessary tool in your spiritual toolbox. A former Taos County resident she now lives in central Florida on 6.5 acres on a beautiful lake. This property has recently been dubbed SkyDance Sanctuary and will be the site of classes and special events.

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