“Burn not your house to scare away the mouse.” English proverb
“Summertime and the living is easy.” To quote the words of the song “Summertime” from the play Porgy and Bess. “Fish are jumping and the cotton is high. Your Momma’s rich and your Daddy’s good lookin, so hush little baby don’t you cry”. Really? You wouldn’t know it from the angst going around in society right now. Unfortunately, my Momma wasn’t rich but my Daddy was good looking. From the sounds of it though an awful lot of us are crying. Couldn’t we just plunk ourselves down in the cool movie theater and pig out on iced drinks and popcorn for the next several years until this hard rock Pluto transit passes. Would that we could.
The challenge will be, though, for us to carry ourselves with honor through these tumultuous times. This should be our main motivation as this period will affect our growth and transformation for a very long time. It is literally impacting our personal and social evolution. We will not have this enormous transit in our lives again and it may be several future incarnations before it every occurs during a lifetime. Consider yourself blessed as well as challenged. A Pluto transit in Capricorn is serious, transformational and relentless. Our whole world, but particularly the United States, is being affected. You should feel now as if everything is being shaken to its core. It is. Will we remain as a republic when this is over? How will we remake this country from 2024 onward.
The best behavior you can do now is to carry yourself with honor. Show gratitude, even for the smallest things…like being able to walk to the bathroom unassisted. Avoid grandiosity and zealous beliefs. They won’t get you anywhere but emptiness and frustration. Always keep the big picture in mind. How you respond now to the challenges in your life and the opportunities of this time frame will remain with you through many incarnations. Don’t blow it. Remember a controlling spirit breeds a lonely heart. Never shut the door on anyone unless they are outright abusers and/or have a gun. Learn tact, patience, diplomacy and persuasion. Above all patience. Stop trying to fix your family, your friends or your partner.
Learn to discern between those who are sincere, productive, creative and optimistic individuals versus those who are righteous, self-righteous, nut jobs, blowhards and those who promise “miracles”. Above all stop being angry and indignant. I get the strangest emails from ordinarily nice people who have allowed themselves to become mean-spirited, righteous and fond of name calling. Most are from women and I wonder what happened to their sense of honor.
If you have been dumped from your lifeboat during these times, surrender to the rapids and let them carry you around the rocks rather than you fighting them and getting smashed against them. It is hard to ignore what is going on in our society and our government. Remember, we have gotten the leaders we deserve. Ouch! Do they carry themselves with honor?
Some of us will be more severely challenged than others but all of us are being affected. You are being invited to change and transform yourself. It only will be more painful if you resist. The old-fashioned word honor is seldom heard but it underlies everything. Do you, are we carrying ourselves with honor?