Matters ignored or denied reach out from the past and seem to block the way forward–and yet, we know what to do to heal the situation; at least, we will if we stop and think for a minute–so it becomes a matter of choice: will we keep problems intact, embracing them as part of our identity, continuing to look away, or will we look at the situation and plan or decide what to do? Healing is a matter of the mind; think it, and we can repair it–issues (or our feelings about them) that don’t heal through the mentality suggest our thinking about them is wrong in the first place. Smart money is on facing those hangovers from the past, doing what needs to be done, and then, with the way clear, making plans for what we want to do in future (SN sesq Black Moon Lilith/ NN semi-sq BML, Merc sxt Chiron)
Today’s word image is a sandwich board (a kind of folded sign) sitting on the sidewalk, with the word ‘Pluto’ handwritten on it, and an arrow pointing straight up. I saw this, and it made me smile. Were they trying to point at the place in the sky where Pluto might be found? Probably not. Were they confused about Pluto and Hades, his ferocious Doppelgänger, thinking they reign over Heaven, rather than Hell? Of course not–who could make that mistake? Although, when I thought about it, I concluded that the arrow pointing up may have spoken of one of two things: either we should be on the lookout for Plutonian figures making themselves known (coming up from the Underworld), or we should consider that, if we accept change as not just inevitable, but as desirable, Pluto may indeed signify its own kind of Heaven, offering constant transformation and renewal, and so perpetually generating and supporting Hope.