Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
This is one of the more potent oppositions, since it allows “the Guide of Souls” to externalize Pluto’s deep purifying fire. Which also means things can get very intense.
This opposition is exact 1:48 pm PDT July 10. Be careful from now through Tuesday, as that is the time span when this is most active. When Mercury opposes Pluto, we have to see clearly, don’t necessarily believe all we’re being told, and keep our eye on the positive potential despite limiting conditions. It’s a challenge to understand the seeds of situations, and to be alert to corrosive or dishonest statements, whether by others or in the media.
As Mercury has associations with weather, the opposition of Mercury to Pluto can bring about extreme conditions. For example, last year within hours of the exact opposition, our area was hit by a microburst of phenomenally fast winds and rain, like a mini-hurricane. While we needed the rain, as indicated by the Cancer trines to Neptune, what we also got were winds so destructive they uprooted dozens of fully grown trees all around the area where we live, including the 30 foot Palo Verde in our neighbor’s yard which gave both houses a lot of late afternoon shade.
There were at least 50 more trees also ripped up that night. I suppose that’s the folly of planting trees with shallow root systems. While they are beautiful, they also can’t stand when the high winds blow through.
I felt like I lost an old friend, as well as a few more trees I was accustomed to seeing on my morning hikes. That opposition and destruction reminded me of the unpredictability of potentially disastrous situations suddenly happening, and how we have to learn to anticipate when such things might happen but without fearing what might happen. And though my neighbor did thin the branches to decrease wind resistance, it clearly wasn’t enough to stop the winds from uprooting and toppling a 30 foot tree.
It also reminded me of a great truth; much of life isn’t about how high we grow, but about how deep our “spiritual taproot” is. While we often aspire to great thoughts and deeds, larger than life “spiritual breakthroughs” which take us to the heights of consciousness, it’s more important to sink deep spiritual roots as a foundation for our life and growth. That way we’re not toppled by the insanely fast winds of devastating change when they come to us.
This opposition will be repeated when the Sun opposes Pluto on July 21, so consider whatever extreme event (for better or worse) which happens on this Mercury opposition to be a herald for something “coming to Light” at the Sun opposed Pluto. Of course, this year the oppositions happen from 30 Cancer to 30 Capricorn rather than the degree of “A storm in a canyon” which was active last year.
These oppositions with trines to Neptune favor what we have in the late degrees of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces (though care must be taken by those with planets or points in the late degrees of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, and Aries!) Stay focused, and use your concentration to see the larger Mystery Ritual you’re participating in whether you understand it or not. The stress leads to linkage, and the losses of the moment will ultimately lead us to spiritual blessings.
Just a few thoughts about the edge of Life where last year death visited an old friend in the plant world ‘round midnight.
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