“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” Ann Landers
When a river becomes clogged with debris, and its flow is hampered, we don’t criticize it or judge it as being a bad river, per se; rather, we may simply view it as a body of water that has somehow managed to become temporarily obstructed by a foreign something. Likewise, it seems that we should also be willing to extend this same type of detached perception to ourselves when, on occasion, our vulnerable “interior realm” becomes bogged down by our fears, anxieties, doubts, or worries. In these instances, it’s not that we’re an awful or terrible person, when we’re in this more fragile state of being (even though we may believe that we indeed are); it’s just that our flow has been temporarily interrupted by the challenging forces of our personality, or our subconscious – forces that we must eventually learn how to integrate into our life if we are to successfully move on to the next step of our journey.
With “intellectual” Mercury squaring “purging” Pluto today (5:20 pm EDT) it’s really a wonderful time for us to sit with or examine some of our own natural debris or “shadow material” (which Pluto represents), and see what comes up for us in the process; see what it is inside ourselves that might need to be healed or released now. Or, to put it another way, today may be a time when we can better understand (Mercury) the nature of our own inner darkness (Pluto). In general, Mercury-Pluto is associated with mental breakthroughs and transformational thinking, often as a result of some kind of breakdown first occurring, with Pluto symbolizing the principle of “death and rebirth.”
This same energy can also serve to lend more power or conviction to our words or speech (governed by Mercury), as what is emanating from us now tends to be coming straight from the very depths of our being, from our true authentic self. Mercury-Pluto is also sometimes linked with dramatic, intense verbal encounters (volcanic type eruptions) with others. It is also a time when we may be able to ferret out secrets or get to the bottom of things, as Pluto tends to heighten our powers of perception. On the shadow side, we may need to guard against obsessive or overly suspicious thinking now, or avoid engaging in mental manipulations (i.e forcing our opinions or viewpoints on others, lording our power over others).
Due to Mercury’s recent retrograde phase, today’s square aspect between Mercury and Pluto is actually their third and final meetup. Their first coming together was on Sept. 9; the second time was on September 24. We may want to trace back what was happening in our lives, during those two times, as today could bring some kind of final resolution or conclusion to those matters.
Questions for Today: What must you release to “free your spirit” from bondage? How important is it for you to “get at the truth” at any cost? How comfortable are you with speaking your truth? What truth would you prefer not to have to face, and why?
In the News: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears before an investigative House panel on the Benghazi attacks.
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“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” Deepak Chopra
Enjoy your Thursday!
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