The Next Step – May 2024 Blog

On May 2nd Pluto became stationary retrograde at 2°06′ Aquarius. It remains exactly at that point until Monday, barely moving by fractions of a degree each day this month. So if you have any planets or angles between 0° – 4° of the Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius, you are likely to be feeling issues around power, control, manipulation and ultimately your own empowerment over the next year.

To read the Sabian Symbols for each degree, we always ’round up’ to the next degree. These were channeled by the psychic Elsie Wheeler in the 1920s and are remarkably accurate. For 3° Aquarius the Sabian Symbol is ‘A deserter from the Navy stands suddenly aware of a dawning truth: freedom is never the result of compromise’. This is a very powerful expression of where Pluto sits in its orbit right now. Aquarius is the sign of freedom and Pluto represents where the power lies. Aquarius represents the people, grassroots up, communities. and revolution to achieve greater equality in the world.

Pluto will retrograde back into Capricorn for the final time in its current cycle on September 2nd, becomes stationary direct on October 12th, and re-enters Aquarius for the next 20 years on November 19th. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and represents the old order, the vertical top-down structures of government, corporations and institutions that have held power over us, the rules and regulations that we, the ordinary people, are supposed to abide by. Aquarius is potentially an ‘upturning the applecart’ of the socio-economic and political structure, and therefore this Sabian Symbol seems extremely relevant to the bigger astrological picture.

Global events over the last 4 years are meant to show us that the old systems aren’t working to our benefit. This is most certainly a time to step into our sovereignty and to feel that at a spiritual level of our being. It is a remembrance of who we once were.

Some of the main ingredients for this accelerated evolution are the solar flares at this peak of Solar Cycle 25. Over the last 48 hours as Pluto has been stationary retrograde we have had several M-class flares and a very powerful X-class flare. Aquarius as a sign (remember its double jagged line in the glyph) is linked to geomagnetics and electromagnetic energy in general. I’m starting to observe that when outer planets change sign or direction, or come into strong geometry (hard aspects) with other planets we seem to have a peak in these flares. I will continue to observe this as it would be another clear signal of how interconnected our universe truly is.

This SuperMoon is very close to the Earth in its orbit and with the New Moon being at 18° Taurus it is likely to reactivate the seismic potential of the recent Jupiter-Uranus conjunction which was at 21° Taurus, which of course can express at many different levels. Many blessings to you all on this incredible journey, and don’t forget to set a new intention for the New SuperMoon in Taurus on the May 7-8th both for yourself and ‘the highest good of all’.