Mars and Pluto and Allowing Emotions
This week Mars made a perfect trine with Pluto a few days after a very powerful full moon. I noticed a lot coming up for people, I get a lot of texts from astro curious friends. “What’s going on? I feel like hell.”
The planets don’t make things happen, but they do mirror our inner experience and this may be bringing things to awareness that may otherwise be left suppressed. In our culture, we are encouraged not to feel pain. We are prompted to numb out with various substances, and this starts very young. In many environments, even as children, we may have been offered candy to stop us from crying, or had our attention pointed towards a screen when we were upset or our behavior was too much for our caregivers - I am not judging here, this is my observation.
When we have aspects with Pluto, the planet that rules the underworld and all things underneath the surface, and it makes a harmonious aspect to Mars, the planet of primal emotion and aggression, you are looking at an opportunity to allow things that you have felt unable to feel.
Sometimes this can feel terrible, especially if we feel as though we are not allowed to feel or express a certain emotion. For women it’s often anger, which left unexpressed can turn into rage. For men, this is often sadness, and tears. The more you’ve been programmed into the cultural ideas of what is feminine and what is masculine, the more likely it is that you’ve suffered in this way.
This is where reflection is so helpful for my clients. Giving yourself the space to explore your moodiness or irritability and what sort of suppressed emotions are behind this can be so helpful, especially when guided by your birth chart which gives us strong indicators towards what may have established these patterns.
Tomorrow is the start of Libra season. Virgo has given us the change to cleanse and perfect and get efficient systems in place. In the northern hemisphere, as we enter Autumn, we are letting things fall away to bring the (Libran) balance into play.
Letting yourself feel is part of the human experience. Fear, sadness, and anger are not the enemy, they are an opportunity to open up more deeply to yourself, to know that you can handle what comes your way, and for you to own your power.
Take care of yourself this Sunday, and every day!