Mars moves toward a  conjunction with Pluto on Oct. 19th and is particularly potent within two degrees, Oct. 17-21st.  In mythology Pluto, the god of the underworld was also called Hades which means “invisible” or “to make invisible”. Modern psychology connects Pluto and Scorpio to the unconscious and hidden part of mind and personality. The late Narendra Desai also felt that Pluto was a higher octave of Mars, the ruler of Scorpio, in classical or Vedic astrology. This supports the rationale of the rulership of Scorpio to Pluto in modern tropical astrology.  I find that the world “surrender to the Divine Will” is one of the highest aspect of Pluto energy.

Pluto is also very connected to power, energy, virility and transformation and this transit is particularly powerful for Aries and Scorpio rising. It can increase ambition and control issues but luckily it is happening in the sign of Sagittarius ruled by the benefic Jupiter and in the constellation of Purvashadha ruled by Venus so that will soften the energy toward more passion and positive change.  The last time we saw this transit was Nov. 20, 2014.

Still this conjunction   may bring out some darker energy particularly in politics and has been a signature for an increase in earthquake activity in the past and sometimes can lead to more violence.  Use the energy for positive transformation and change this week and for personal transformation. It may bring up huge angry flare ups in some people and at an extreme level violent assault so find a way to channel the energy and unleash its power.

If you were born with this signature within 2 degrees, you may have a forceful personality that tries to dominate or bully others and have strong cravings, a strong ego and tremendous restlessness, and strong sexual prowess. This signature in a natal chart may also lead to lead to low self-esteem around manhood which is overcompensated with trying to prove himself sexually with too much macho energy, competition or threat.

Death is a another theme of Pluto but it is perhaps better connected to death of the old to create the new or transformation.  As we discussed in an earlier article, Narendra Desai, had discovered an ancient Nadi palm leaf prophesying the outer planets and that is why I pay attention to them and they are important in mundane predictions.

Dennis Harness, relates Pluto, to the Vedic diety, Yama:
“In Hindu mythology, Yama is the god of death and agent of Lord Shiva. Yama means “the binder, restrainer” who keeps mankind in check. Yama also refers to various powerful yogic disciplines such as breath control, hatha yoga and meditation. Lord Yama guides the soul to the astral plane after death, where one can experience the results of one’s karma from the present life and prepare for the next incarnation. Yama has a green body, wears red clothing, and rides a black bull. A Sanskrit word for bull is “go”meaning sound or sense organ.  While researching Yama on the Internet, the medical research journal Cell reported on a newly discovered enzyme named Yama that “cleaves” other proteins and causes cells to “self-destruct”. The research group named the protease enzyme “Yama” after the Hindu god of Death. Yama rules over the kingdom of the dead where the ancestors dwell and is the preta raja or king of ghosts. He is a deity that demands sacrifice and discipline. His aide, Chitragupta catalogues the karma of all human beings and replays the major life events helping the soul realize its life’s work. The soul may realize its mistakes and transgressions and feels remorse. Lord Yama may then inflict punishment or danda. Yama represents the eternal law on which the universe resides. He is called Dharmaraja, or the King of Righteousness.

So this is a week for spiritual transformation and death of old habits and patterns and that are not useful for us. Stay away from the dark side of control and ego and use the energy to create a better life for yourself and others around you.  The fire energy in the solar plexus may be overactive for some so calm with coconut oil and coconut milk or lavendar oil on the solar plexus if things get too hot. Indian Summer in the US will probably increase heat overall this week .

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