Hades, Pluto, God of the Underworld symbol:
Is the old, old story of Persephone being abducted by Hades and transported to the underworld. It’s also the story of the Northern climes, wherein the lush greenery of all the various gardens are “bit” by the first frost. This is the beginning of the journey into the dark months of winter, wherein those who don’t do winter sports, go within their daily lives and “winter the winter storms”.
For me, it’s studying metaphysics, reading the writers of “The Mountain Astrologer astrology magazines, numerology, loving “Coastal Living” magazine, exercising, creating good healthy means, making sure I don’t gain weight through the winter, changing the inner home décor, and really enjoying the reprieve from demands of the work required of a large landscape.
Hades, or Pluto the God of the underworld, which brings death of the flora, also occurs in each of our lives through the loss of something that we may or may not cherish. It could be a relationship, a pet, a job. This is the first sign of necessary transformation.
We go through a mourning of whatever it is that we have lost, or not, for some it may be jubilation of the close of a particular chapter in their lives. But for many, the holding on rather than the letting go of what has been lost can plunge those into deep, deep depression. Anyone familiar with the singer “Adele” (you can hear her on You Tube), knows her pinning for a lost love, but she turned it around and wrote songs, sings those songs to people all over the world, and has made herself very wealthy through her itinerate appearances, albums, videos, etc.
Hades requires each of us during a loss to plumb the depths of our lives, to gather the seeds of our experiences and lessons, and to use those as the foundation for a new life. For some it is returning to university, for others it is a new and better relationship, still yet for others it is actually being hired by a better employer with a better position, but all of this is not readily and consciously discernible.
requires that whatever one doesn’t need, voluntarily release it so that the pain isn’t too deep and lingering. One can go to one’s astro chart and go back to when loses occurred that really impacted one’s life and see that the transit was occurring.
For me in my personal and marriage chart in 1965 this transit occurred, some of it was somewhat devastating, but it was replaced with something better than before.
Had another in 1985 that lasted for several years, a process of the journey of being forced through allergies in the workplace to leave the “outer world” as I knew it, to enter the “hidden world” of Plutonian transformative knowledge of symbolism, for transformation and rebirth of a new being.
Dane Rudhyar in his book “Triptych: Gifts of the Spirit, The Way Through the Illumined Road” (Servire-Wassenaar-The Netherlands publisher), says that, “Immortality is the power to make every conscious and significant end the beginning of a new cycle.” He discusses how the healing power of beauty through images are intended as a compensation to heal a disharmonic condition.
To rise above disharmonic conditions, one becomes the harmonic being. It is a process of effective and infinitely potent acts of the spirit of intention to create or recreate. Pluto is also the elements of war or a tsunami, wherein lands, property, and people are devastated, and left to reconstruct their lives. This is a universal process, whether we agree or disagree.
Beauty has a place in the healing arts. Removing the too dark elements in our immediate environs, replacing them with brighter colors and light, assist the healing process by being creative. Creativity, the process and journey to healing areas of our lives in a transformative and regenerative way is available to each of us through acting through positive intention.