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We could subtitle this, ‘Mom gets critical, and everybody speaks out’. Ceres enters Virgo, and all who carry a maternal oversight role, or who hold authority over others, or who must negotiate, all need to pull back and apply that initial, critical urge to some thing that’s in their domain, rather than to some one. It’s important to short-circuit that urge to criticize, nitpick, and do a line-item veto on, and at least temporarily re-focus that on one’s Self or a project or effort that is solely one’s responsibility–and this is especially true for those who may have natal Pluto in this area, as their critiques can go from ‘isn’t that curious?’ to Armageddon in no time flat.
There’s also the way everyone will be feeling like speaking out, as Mercury enters Leo–but it’s important to note that this urge will be especially lacking in destruction or transformative energy (contra-parallel Pluto), and that it arises solely from those areas where we feel less-than-empowered (square Juno). So, be aware that behind everything communicated is an idea of (or even fear of) powerlessness–and respond as appropriate.
Communication issues aren’t aided by Venus’ sesquiquadrate to Chiron–that almost guarantees wounds stir things up in relationships and financial areas–but perceptual faculties are aided by instinct, what we ‘know but don’t know’–that is, our ‘blind spot’ material–and so it all boils down to this: how in touch we are with our own inner nature, how honest we are with ourselves and how well we know who we are, dictates how the rest of the influences will play out, as well as how deftly we will handle them (Sun novile Sedna). Those ‘in touch’ will see their perceptions validated in the real world, in a way that empowers and makes for gain–everyone else, hold on for a rough ride, in one form or another.
Today’s word image is a duck that can’t swim. What happens when something everyone expects you to do naturally doesn’t happen? How you adapted to that challenge (for we all have areas like this) defines you, beyond any other characteristic or behavior, so it might be a good time to think about how this has manifested in your own life, what you did to compensate, and what that might mean about you. Extreme versions of this are labeled ‘Black Sheep’ within a tribe; it may be tougher, though, to deal with a more mild version, where you’re pilloried but still held close.
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Hahaha, I so relate to this yet in an appropriately very dark humoured way 😉 Being born to the Pluto in Virgo generation has been a challenge, possibly even moreso for the children of our generation & yes constantly rising fear has been quite debilitating at times, having it opposite Chiron in Pisces has had it become more of an endless evergrowimg dread of constantly having salt added to the wound, insult to injury over & over, blamed, judged, shamed, punished for crimes I didnt commit, has been sheer pergatory at times, but then my moon is in 12th house so a a given to some extent , yet it did reach the point where it felt like it became an assault on everything, especially my senses, including the sense of fairness, that to keep on fighting that losing battle was becomimg senseless, no one was hearimg or seeimg me as I am any more anyway.”I matter equally also” became my motto over the years, replacing the “what about me” as if in answer to that question. Its been like being tied to the victim/bully axis or see-saw of extreme ups n downs, expected to endure constantly trying to remain astride of it to reduce the wave, with very little resources in survival mode & find ones balance or eqilibrium. Its been exhausting, rapidly heading towards emotional bankrupcy as well as experiencing the material kind & resulting homelessness for a 5 years. Still, I have learned a lot, including a few practical or common sense, methods to aid healing this, learned over & over, while remaining empathic & relating to others through trouble times, so I do feel very fortunate to have survived & still be able to uncover the silver lining, unlike many others who it very sadly killed. One thing that did become blatantly clear to me as a Cancerian Sun, with her moon in 12th, regarding that Pluto in Virgo and its affect on the luna humours & sense of, is the understanding that, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, however, mockery or to make a mockery of someones life or a mockery of life itself, isnt funny at all, indeed its quite evil, yet as always, it is a fine line.
“”I matter equally also” became my motto over the years, replacing the “what about me” as if in answer to that question.” It’s like you were looking over my early-life shoulder! I’ve always connected this to Pluto in the 7th (Placidus) or 8th (Whole Sign) in my natal scenario, but maybe it’s a little wider than that, part of the Virgoan sensibility of the placement–and of course I connected it to my Pisces Moon and the potential for feeling invisible! Thanks for your comment, Debbie, and for spurring me to see the wider implications in those placements, and alerting me to the ways these could apply to the whole generation.
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