Thursday, February 24, 2005

Pluto and Isis

"Pluto is named for a masculine Greek God a.k.a. Hades, whose name means "riches" according to A Guide To the Gods by Richard Carylon, "indicating the wealth of the earth in which Hades has his domain."  His consort is Peresphone and he is feared as the god of death, but also seen as the "generous god of wealth." His domain is thought of as being under the earth, but in reality it may simply be anywhere we experience our inner depths, the void, the place of transformation. These are the mysteries of Pluto originally associated with the feminine mysteries of death, regeneration and rebirth presided over by Scorpio and the dark goddesses, Isis, Selkit, Erishikegal, Kali, Pele, Hecate, Cerridwen, and Peresphone to name just a few. The planet Pluto rules the sign of Scorpio and has a strong dark goddess, sorceress, enchantress energy." ~ excerpted from an article on the Shamanic Astrology site (love that site!)

In WWRWTW, several myths are offered as parallels for the La Loba myth, and one of them is the myth of Osiris and Isis. As I am going through a Pluto transit, I feel such a strong pull towards and connection with Isis. The story of Isis really symbolically encompasses the journey Pluto takes you on. So if you want to work with Pluto reading up on Isis is one way to go. I highly recommend Isis and Osiris: Exploring the Goddess Myth by Jonathon Cott. And check out a short article on the Aspects of Isis.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Wild Woman

I was reading the story of La Loba in Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph. D. last night. It so symbolically resonated with Pluto that it made me wonder if anyone has written about the wild women archetypes from an astrological perspective. So far I've found an article from 2001 on Venus Cycle in Aries by Carolyn Brent, which states in the first sentence: "The archetypal expression that most describes Venus in Aries is the Wild Woman." I have Venus in Aries, conjunct Mars. I feel like I need to warn people. hee.

I'll share more of my astrological persepective on the myths and stories as I go through this book, as well as any other articles I find.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

planetary hijinks

On Feb 3rd, Jupiter went retro in Libra and will move forward again in early June. This is a good time to focus on your relationship with yourself and where you need to grow. Look at which house Jupiter is in and ask yourself how you can stop limiting your growth in that area.

Venus also moved into Aquarius on the 3rd, reminding us that we can be loving without giving up any independence. Give of yourself; don't give up yourself. Venus will be in Aquarius until the 26th.

On Feb 6th, Mars moves into Capricorn and will be hanging out until March 20th. Mars gives energy to Capricorn's ambition so you'll feel more drive in the areas Capricorn covers in your chart. You might feel inclined to start a big project right now.

On the 7th, the Sun trines Jupiter creating lucky vibes, though they will be more subdued than usual since Jupiter is retrograde.

On the 8th, Mercury is conjunct Neptune. Communications will be odd.

The New Moon is on the 8th in Aquarius. Time to write yourself a New Moon check.