Beat Pluto to the punch

Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from NASA New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft closest approach to Pluto on July 14.

Pluto, from NASA’s website (with copyright free images for general usage) – visit this fascinating photo archive soon.

Ordinarily, I don’t advise a pugilistic approach to problems. But in the case of Pluto’s very recent shift into Aquarius from Capricorn, and all of the collected astrological lore about it being the planet of Destruction and Regeneration – I suggest meeting leftover failed relationships, necessary but heart-rending moves and departures for the good of all with your chin and fists up.

If you’ve been putting off throwing out those old letters from your ex – especially the highly-critical, scathing ones – now is the time to do it. If you’ve realized you can’t stand Auntie Grizelda’s favorite lamp with the deer feet base one more week – donate it to an old folks’ home with a large population of retired hunters. Start that intensive search for the work that makes you happier and less stressed. Say ‘no’ to getting volunteered and find another place to hold the eighty or so folks for the annual family reunion besides your house.

Pluto will return briefly to Capricorn in September, remaining only until November 19, 2024 and then staying in Aquarius until March 8, 2043. So, yes, you have time to clean out the garage – but why wait?

It’s better, IMO, to declutter and streamline these next six-plus months, all while building your bunker, storing canned food (don’t forget the cat and dog) and securing a dependable water supply as Pluto is gathering its strength. If you’ve done your homework, the massive changes that will take place on a world-wide scale should be less disturbing to you and yours.

Volatile situations between nations aren’t going away any time soon; the HOA self-appointed neighborhood Lawn Police will still be officious and teenagers will continue to rebel against the status quo, so a few things will remain familiar for a time. But be prepared to deal with anything from climate change affecting your local farmers to the stock market having an earthquake and Auntie Grizelda moving in, only to find her beloved lamp missing and cutting you out of her will. (Thank heaven.)

All the best, ducks. Stay calm and carry on. – MZ