Mercury and Pluto made the last of their conjunctions on Saturday, January 30.
Whatever changes we may have found ourselves thrust into over the past few weeks are likely to be evolving, as we either fight the flow of the currents, or embrace the journey we are on.
As the energies of the past few weeks begin to morph, the theme of change continues to be ever present, as Venus meets up to form a conjunction with Pluto on February 5. The energy of Venus, planet of love, pleasure, values, finances and beauty, merges with that of Pluto, planet of abrupt change, power and transformation.
Unlike Mercury, which is concerned with awareness and things of more of an abstract nature, Venus is associated with that in the tangible world, that which we can see and feel. It is likely that the merging of Venus and Pluto will bring the changes of the Mercury Pluto conjunction, that have taken place over the last few weeks, into our lives in a more physical way. What has changed or is in the process of changing in your physical world? Whether we find ourselves with new financial burdens, learning to live or work differently than we are used to, expressing ourselves differently in relationships or even something as simple as getting a new haircut – the inner morphing triggered by the Mercury Pluto conjunction is seeping though to the world around us. It is time for things to play out, to live this change.
As mentioned in Leo Full Moon/Mercury Conjunct Pluto: Here Comes Change,
“Pluto aspects have the tendency to feel difficult and heavy, bringing about the growing pains of life as we mature emotionally and spiritually. The chance for crises and confusion is just as likely as the opportunity to achieve resolution, and to eventually find comfort in the changes taking place. Aim for patience with yourself and with others, especially over the next few weeks. You truly do not know the battles others are fighting, as you fight your own. Compassion and understanding go a long way, both personally and socially.”
Venus aims for comfort and pleasure, so there is a good chance that regardless of how uncomfortable these new ways of being may feel, there will also be an element of safety and balance helping to pull you through to the other side. In fact, Venus presents the opportunity to view these changes as a positive thing, something that will ultimately make you feel good; align you with your goals, and embrace your values.
As Venus rules romance as well, Venus Pluto aspects have the tendency to put a lot of emphasis on relationships (especially of the heart). This may feel like a moment of extremes, power struggles vs. devotion. Pay attention to what you are feeling and where your thoughts go. From a realized feeling of intense dedication or commitment to a loved one, to an all-or-nothing ultimatum, to dramatically claiming to remain single forever – there is a possessiveness over that which we love and brings us comfort, there is a need to regain a sense of control or to at least to feel in control through all the change and shifting we are undergoing. You may find, however, that in letting go of certain issues, rather than trying to dominate them, you are able to better achieve balance and maintain your personal sense of power.
As Pluto strips away the superficial layers, helping us to shed that which no longer serves us and to really own our individual evolutionary journey, it is important to remember that kindness and gratitude go a long way.
On February 6th, the moon will join in on all the fun in Capricorn. The quick moving luminary will aspect Pluto, Venus and Mercury all within 24 hours, and then move on to Aquarius where it will join the Sun. With this, our emotions are fused with all that is happening. First, facing the change in its meeting with Pluto, then seeing the bright side with Venus, and finally analyzing and beginning to really soak it all in with Mercury. Use this time to connect with yourself. Drawing, meditation, free-writing, or getting out in nature may offer a sense of grounding and light.
It is easy to be overwhelmed when your mind is trying to absorb so much at once, when there is much to address and responsibilities feel burdensome – give yourself space to feel and to process, but most importantly try to be gentle with yourself and with others.
The specific affects of planetary transits differ based on where planets are located in one’s natal chart and where the current planets are transiting. The above is a general forecast based off a chart designed for the aspect discussed. If you would like more personalized advice, or have questions or feedback of any kind, please fill out the form below.