Pluto transits ~ renewal, transformation and self-empowerment

A quote that reminds me of the energy of Pluto transits, or even some Chiron transits, “in the wintry parts of our minds, we are hardy stock and know there is no such thing as a work-free transformation. We know that we will have to burn to the ground in one way or another, and then sit right in the ashes of who we once thought we were and go on from there” ~ Dr.Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

Pluto transits are some of the most deeply transformative times of our lives. During these times, things, situations or people may leave our lives and there is a sense of permanency in these departures. It can be attitudes that we have outgrown, relationships that no longer seem to evolve, places that no longer are in line with our highest good. Holding on during Pluto trasnits to the ‘old’ way of being can be like trying to sail a sail boat against the wind, and it’s a powerful wind to be fighting against. The change that Pluto brings can be daunting, scary or plain denied, as there is a sense of completion in these transits, life turning points that will always be remembered.

How we approach them is up to us, our attitude to them is what will shape the memory in our minds. The more we fight the changes, the painful it may become. The energy of Pluto is that of healing and cleansing through transformation. We also embrace empowerment, or rather, we empower ourselves through facing the changes both within and outside of us as well as facing our fears, our ‘darker’ side, our unconscious and the things that we have hidden away from ourselves or put aside to be faced another day.

Pluto strips us bare and takes away all falsities, even showing us where we are deluding ourselves, and asks us to look at ourselves squarely in the face with no ill intent, in a way, just sitting in the moment and being completely there. The experience can be like a meditation which is often mistaken for visualisation. Sometimes it is thought that meditation is a fluffy, perfect experience where nothing ‘bad’ happens. However, in meditation, or breath awareness meditation, we sit and observe the breath and the sensations of the body, but through this experience and just sitting with ourselves, all the thoughts that were so well hidden in the unconscious start to pop into awareness and say “hi!”, this includes awareness of behaviours that we so often deny we have, the ones that are less than ‘pretty’. In effect, we face our more ‘ugly’ sides, but by doing this, we also face our own inner truth. It is the act of non-reaction and non-judgement to these thoughts that produces a state of bliss and a state of self-acceptance which feels like coming home. This is the one of the energies of healing that Pluto encourages us to explore within ourselves. In itself, this is incredibly heart opening, when we can sit with ourselves, without judgement, simply ‘being’ present, which is also being totally honest, with ourselves primarily. It allows us to love and nurture ourselves simply through becoming present. The sense of acceptance and honesty is very empowering, through getting in touch with our true nature, going past the psychological layers that we build up every day, we can also see more into the true nature and true intention of those around us ~ a fertile ground for empathy, compassion and an inner glowing empowerment to grow.

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