Pluto in Capricorn opposite Venus in CancerPluto is closing in on the first opposition to USA Venus and reality is coming home in a stunning way. It's almost stopped us in our tracks. The stripping of pretense is in motion, and the enormity of our financial breakdown is being revealed with little hopes of a savior or Aquarian Age lollipops just yet. The Promised Land is not quite what was promised. Time is the ally, though, and the land ahead might be ultimately rewarding as Pluto helps guide us through the lengthy passageway. The Sun has just come into Pisces bringing feelings of being overwhelmed by the oceanic magnitude of it all, along with some futility and despair. Pisces is the sign of imprisonment, and along with the series of Saturn-Uranus oppositions, the truth of the trap this country has gotten itself into financially is impossible to escape. This will probably continue on and off until Uranus leaves Pisces and Aries starts to show the way out and forward. Uranus is liberation, and one needs a trap to be set free from. Well, we have it. The illusions of magic and instant redemption are getting ready to be left at the door to Aries. You will be relieved, I guarantee it. But also with Pisces, in the meantime, of course, is good dreamtime and spiritual comfort. Venus in Cancer governs our appetites and security, our pleasures, and the enjoyment of easy living with plenty of love. Cancer needs safety most of all. And money. What's particularly interesting is transiting Venus going retrograde and spending four months in warring Aries, not a common occurrence, and odd that it's so perfectly timed with the Pluto opposition. I assume information about how we successfully acquire these comforts within the tightening circumstance is forthcoming, as well as the classic Aries-Cancer knowledge that one is on one's own sometimes without benefit of the maternal cave. The entire US Cancer stellium will be activated, and amazingly, the day Venus leaves Aries, the South Node of the Moon goes into Cancer for a year and a half of growing up. What a universe. The retrograde will begin with the Sun in Pisces and by the time Pluto leaves the third degree, the Sun will be in Venusian Taurus and people should feel better for a moment. Meanwhile, Aries is revving up. The stimulus will help in some areas preventing a disastrous crashing collapse, but it won't prevent the full economic reality from arriving and taking hold. Perhaps the long Venus retrograde will help us prepare. Aries is always good for some strength, courage, and enthusiasm in meeting challenges. It could be that the solutions are already here. They always are in fact. Maybe as the recession deepens, Venus in Aries can direct people to personal enjoyment regardless of the ups and downs, appreciating the good things as they come. Loving one's self, as only Venus in Aries can do. Braving the elements with verve. Making the most of it. Of course, on the Cancer-Capricorn axis, real estate and secure housing are coming to the forefront, and it doesn't look especially good at the moment. There's a lot to go through as the Cancer stellium is transited, and housing is primary in this society, so possibly some real solutions will come out of the struggle in due time. Downsizing is the main first step and it's already happening. Again, what the strapped government still bent on saving itself can do is limited. Often the first hit of Pluto is the hardest and once the transit settles in and people become acclimated, they start to work with it and make progress. I intend to. It's opposite my 3rd house headed to my Mercury. Have you noticed? Never mind the intensity. It will pass.:o) While leafing through the ethers and pages, I noticed an extremely interesting configuration coming up within this retrograde. On April 12th, Venus goes back to the 29th degree of Pisces where it will turn direct. Immediately after the direction changes, the Sun will join up at 29. And in the last days, Mars will be there. All in the degree of the Iraqi invasion chart. What does it mean? Your guess is as good as mine. It could be a harbinger of what's ahead with Uranus at 29 leaving those illusions at the Aries door. What battles we're going to be fighting and how could come clear as the fog lifts. All Pluto is doing is creating a contraction in Capricorn, like a cosmic exhale when the body pulls in. I'll say this until it's over. It's not a matter of finding the garbage and cleaning out those evildoers. Until Pluto and Saturn's lantern comes to you, it will never happen. Every one of us. Unity and togetherness says exactly what it means.
Venus in Aries