The mood is set to change over the coming few days becoming both more tense and easier to handle at the same time. The tenseness comes from Pluto turning retrograde on Friday – actually he’s been pretty much at a stand still over the past few days, turning up the intensity – now he heads back into an exact square with Uranus and also back towards the sextile with Saturn. Both these aspects are long term and bring profound changes to the world we live in which can be physical as well as psychological and also spiritual too. In the world around us they indicate major shifts in terms of politics, global economics and so on – the world is changing and sometimes this is difficult, sometimes it is much easier and welcomed.
With Pluto turning back on himself he’s putting the brakes on and saying ‘hang on a minute, what was that?’ With the cardinal square between Pluto and Uranus reaching another of its exact passes towards the end of May we can expect to see horns locked and going back over things we thought were sorted out over the coming weeks. In our personal lives this is likely to come through tensions between what we want for ourselves and what is expected of us by society.
This increase in tension is accompanied by the continuing sextile between Pluto and Saturn and although this is weak as Saturn is also moving backwards at the moment, it does stay in effect all the while the cardinal square is forming and so gives a constructive and productive outlet for that Plutonic intensity. Over the coming months the sextile will gradually increase in intensity, becoming exact once more just as Pluto turns to go forward in September indicating that there is a real chance his time going back over things can result in something very constructive indeed. Bear with the tension, find ways to channel it creatively and you’ll be amazed at just what benefits can come from something that feels so difficult at times.