As Mercury backs into a prolonged, slow burn conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn (in effect strongly January 22 to 29), this post on what's it's like to be Plutonic is coming out of the vault, originally posted June 27, 2011:
As is the case with most Plutonics/Scorpionics, I don't put up with any
crap, and when people try to feed me crap (yes, I see them doing it, and
yes, I know it's crap), I refuse it and dump it back in their laps.
This generally leaves people miffed and/or stunned, but their crap is
not my responsibility.
Some would call me bitchy. I prefer witchy.
That said, Plutonic/Scorpionic types are generally deeply intuitive and
accepting of extremes, able to hold the energy of people in various
emotional and psychological states - usually because they have
experienced some variation of those states themselves. They don't shy
away from the more difficult aspects of life, including death.
If you're dealing with a difficult situation (or a difficult life,
period), if your life has just imploded, if you have a major case of the
transformational yucks, or if you are just royally and righteously
pissed off for some reason, someone with a good handle on this energy is
the person you would want in your corner. You can tell them what's
really going on for you - as long as it's honest and coming from your
own experience - and they can not only deal but work with it intricately
to help extricate you from the oppressiveness of it, all while
empowering you and keeping you out of co-dependency.
It should be known that Plutonics don't let up easily. A dog with a
bone. We're pretty close to relentless. We have to be. We're here to
expose power dynamics that have been kept buried for millenia as well as
the injurious, unjust, and deadly consequences of those buried power
We're here to figure out what's killing us so we can expose it and stop
it. We're here to reach critical mass, to hit the marks that catalyze
real improvement, real change, while providing such unerring,
unfaltering evidence that it breaks through the mass denial that has
been crystallized into insulating, deadened shrouds.
It's no easy task.
We're working with issues that people will do everything in their power
to deny. People will kill (and do) to keep this stuff covered up.
Most would rather deal with a slow, unexamined, day-to-day poisoning
that does not require anything of them than be faced with the raw truth
of the situation - something they would have to deal with.
Plutonics wouldn't, though. They can't. So they have to dig it out, and
they're here to get all of it. Nothing half-assed will do. Any tentacle
left behind will attach and re-grow.
Plutonic people can follow a thread for months or years through thorny
bramble bushes, over barbed wire, through mucky gutters, past armed
guards, finally reaching the root and clearing away the detritus around
it. In a lot of cases, as soon as they get it cleared, along comes a
boot to kick mountains of earth back over it. Then the boot plants
itself in their faces.
But in other cases, not. In other cases, they find the spaces to move
through and bring it up to the light of day. This is happening more and
more. It's getting easier.
I'm not a fearmonger. I'm also not "negative," "dark," "pessimistic," or
any of the other words used to discredit my point-of-view.
As I've said before, I don't see the world through the New Age
light/dark, positive/negative filter. I believe that paradigm is an
artificial one set up to keep people from their own authentic experience
while denying the authentic experience of others - where the power is.
Incidentally, the denigration and demonization of "the dark" has its
root in black/white racism and Aryan supremacy - something the New Age
is intrinsically connected to.
From Howard Zinn's book A People's History of the United States:
"The colour black was considered distasteful in England. The Oxford
English Dictionary defined it as: "Deeply stained with dirt; soiled,
dirty, foul. Having dark or deadly purposes, malignant; pertaining to or
involving death, deadly; baneful, disastrous, sinister. Foul,
iniquitous, atrocious, horribly wicked. Indicating disgrace, censure,
liability to punishment, etc."
The colour white, on the other hand, was often used, especially in
poetry, to mean beauty, purity, chasteness, what's good and right."
(Black is my favourite colour.)
I'm well aware that the power and spiritual energy of righteous people
is stronger than the nasty deeds and tactics being used by the
criminally insane/inhumane who call themselves our leaders. That has
never been in question.
But I also know the ways in which people's most potent energy and
awareness is being diverted, manipulated, and used for ends that are not
in their best interests.
I know fascism when I see/feel it. You can dress it up, Photoshop it, call it enlightened - it's still fascism.
So I strip the layers, bit-by-bit, as people kick and scream and fight to hold on, to stay comfortably blanketed in them.
What a Plutonic person knows is that in order for things to change this
stuff has to be brought up and fully integrated into collective
awareness. People have to be living as if it's real, as if it affects
them, and as if the wrongs being brought down are being brought down on
them - because this is the case. Decisions have to be made, courses have
to be changed, using this awareness, so we keep uncovering and
providing it. We keep finding the cracks to widen.
And I guess knowing it can make people feel helpless and hopeless
because we're dealing with issues that don't fit into the
problem-reaction-solution model - another artificial construct. There
are no easy, quick-fix answers. It's almost impossibly complex,
But working with this bottom-line reality is what I find meaningful.
It's what I find exciting and interesting. Sometimes it's even fun. And
it's what makes me a good astrologer.
The soft, sleepy Neptunian clouds are maybe pretty to look at, but I do beauty, not pretty.
I know what has been brought down on the people on this planet, and I
know what is still being brought down. The injustice of their injuries
and deaths burns in me because it's my own. This is not the ancient
past. We are not "ascending" out of it. We do not simply "transcend"
what has gone on and what is currently going on. The slaughters and
poisonings were brought down 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 40 years ago, a
century or two. It's the blink of an eye. It's yesterday. It's just the
other side of the Neptunian veil dropped over the eyes of the willing.
It's a single step outside the Aquarian virtual realities holding rapt
I know the people who have been hurt because they are me. These are the
people whose hearts are with mine. What has been brought down on them
has been brought down on me, on us. That's real Pisces - not the
separation and transcendence and lovey-lighty, awakey-ascendy glossing
over that's being preached and sold these days.
At this point, holding the awareness of what has gone on and what is going on is
doing something. Making changes and decisions in your own life based on
it is doing something. Most people are not doing so. It flits into
their minds for a minute or two, maybe, and then it's onto something
So for all the Plutonic consciousness comrades out there:
Don't doubt yourself.
Don't ever let them reframe your experience into something more palatable and comfortable for them.
What you're doing, reaching the points of authenticity and honesty that
you are reaching, is highly effective, and that's why it's such a threat
to those who wish to maintain the establishment status quo as you go.