Do you ever wonder what is holding humanity back? Do you ever wonder what is holding you back from making the progress that you want? What keeps so many people stuck in the past?
This week, we’ve been developing the idea of a ‘Thresholder’ in relation to a conjunction between Mercury and the minor planet 1992 QB1. A Thresholder (as defined in a long series of Planet Waves articles) is one who intentionally holds space to help guide another through transitions such as birth, death and sexual healing. That last one is, for some strange reason, the most taboo of the three. Our inability or refusal to embrace these subjects is one of the ways we shut down our growth. Then every now and then that process of growth spurs to life.
Another way that this theme is manifesting astrologically is an unusual relationship that’s developed between the Moon and Pluto. For the next year and a half, the Moon will make an exact eclipse of Pluto (called an occultation) every time it passes through Capricorn. We will experience one today at 1:33 pm EDT. That is, the Moon’s path will take it directly across the face of Pluto. Pluto is too far away for us to see this, which means that one of the most tangible elements in the sky is interacting with something deep, potent and invisible. Despite its being invisible, its energy will still be available to us, though this might be subtle.
As a point of background, we are all living through Pluto in Capricorn, which has many different manifestations — principal among them being the underlying sensation of constant change we’re experiencing; the sense that the very ground we’re standing on is shifting.
One attribute of the occultation energy involves the primal, instinctual, sexual, change-urging force of Pluto penetrating the ‘good girl’ façade and mother-related emotional body of the Capricorn Moon. The Cap Moon is one of the most complex of the lot, representing an emotional body conditioned by cultural and religious forces from the past.
The Moon occulting Pluto over and over again, season after season, suggests that we’re being called now to begin transgressing the boundaries of that conditioning. The primal, elemental nature of Pluto is gradually dissolving the emotional patterning conditioned in the Moon.
Mercury’s conjunction to 1992 QB1 opened up the door. It let us know that in embarking on this process of change indicated by the Moon-Pluto events this year, we need to start holding open the space for conversations that may feel transgressive, but which are necessary in order to make the important transitions that every one of us is facing.
Today’s aspect between the Moon and Pluto is an invitation to bring our feelings into the sensation of change — something of which many people live their lives in constant and paralyzing fear. Is it really that bad? Are we really that trapped? Feel your way through those questions.