Yarnwork is one of my great passions. One of my other great passions is astrology.
I confess I used to think that astrology was a big pile of crap. How is it possible for everyone assigned a Virgo to have the same thing happen to them on a given day? Impossible! Exactly. I've since learnt that the horoscopes in your average newspaper/magazine is like going to a tabloid and expecting decent reporting.
Astrology is thousands of years old and really is an amazing science. It could take you a lifetime of studying to actually learn every bit of it (which, frankly, is one of the reasons why it appeals to me).
Beginning about a year ago, Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, made it's first ingress into Capricorn, the sign of the earth and of big business. It was about that time that the first stockmarket dip occurred. Pluto is now at about 2 degrees of Capricorn and making himself right at home - as you may have noticed with economies going belly up the world over. Pluto will also, however, have an immediate effect on people if they are having a transit (ie, the planet is passing over something in your natal chart). It astounded me around Christmas time, the number of young people in the news who had died in accidents either on or close to their birthdays - when Pluto would have been sitting on their natal Suns.
At the moment I'm beginning a significant Pluto transit. Pluto transits take a good two years to work through as the planet is so far away and moves so slowly. So far so good, I've been doing a lot of work and preparation towards this to try to help things along. But just over the last 5 days or so, I've been feeling very much surrounded by Plutonian events.
On Friday, there was a massive housefire in which someone was killed, a street away from where my daughter is in daycare. She doesn't go to a centre but in someone's home, and I turned into the street to find it closed off with police cars and fire engines everywhere. Now the house is fenced off and surrounded by police tape. I know this stuff happens all the time, but I've never experienced it so close to home before.
The witchlet's step-grandfather had a heart attack on the weekend. He is recovering now and should be fine.
A friend of mine has been diagnosed with cancer. She has travelled this path before, and didn't particularly want to go down it again.
And lastly, an airline which owes a significant amount of money to the company I work for has just gone down the tubes. Watching the slow disintigration of the company I work for is like playing kerplunk - the sticks are coming out slowly but surely, and it's just a matter of time before the marbles come crashing down.
I'm not particularly stressed by any of these events, just watching with a vague curiousity and praying for those who need praying for and trying to support those who need it. And wondering ... what will be next? The world (and the universe for that matter) is certainly an amazing place.