Sometimes during a reading, an astrologer will make a mildly humorous reference to an approaching (or current) Pluto ‘transit’ in the client’s chart as a way to lighten up the atmosphere. The quip, “life happens while you were making other plans,” or, “Pluto; the cosmic 2×4,” are good examples. Regardless, the real purpose of such energy is to get our attention and shove us out of complacency… of course, always for our ‘own good.’
Astrologically speaking, when Pluto comes calling in your life you can count on the fact that ‘change’ is in the air often accompanied by what feels like Chaos. Even in non-astrological terms, it goes without saying that Chaos can enter our lives without the help of Plutonian energy. Either way, we’re getting a message that change in how we are living or our perceptions, need to change in order for us to move forward in our evolution. This is a tough assignment; human nature doesn’t like change. Change is scary to most of us because forging into unknown territory can be like playing ‘blind man’s bluff.’
This said, a significant action of any of the Bach flower remedies is that they support and assist us in the ability to shift our perceptions. This is particularly true of Bach’s ‘Walnut.’ Dr. Bach spoke of our Soul holding the innate wisdom for each of us…and when we are in a disharmonious emotional state, its as if a ‘fog’ drops over this wisdom. When we’re emotionally distressed our perceptions are ‘off’; we aren’t ‘seeing’ clearly…it’s like trying to see clearly through a dirty window. The remedies help us to ‘shift’ our perceptions, clean the window so that our vision is cleared. When this happens, we then have the ability to interpret our external and internal landscapes more realistically.
Like everyone else, I’m experiencing the effects of the on-going Pluto/Uranus square which I’ve written about in previous postings. While I’m emotionally aware of the impact in my life, I’m also getting the ‘point’ in a very mundane way; its as if the Universe is wanting to make sure that I ‘get it.’ Currently, we’re having a lot of repainting done in our home which has necessitated taking down all of our pictures, moving furniture. If you’ve ever had painters take over your house you know that the atmosphere is nothing less than ‘chaotic.’ This morning as I was looking at the bare walls in my office, climbing over drop cloths draped over furniture, the light bulb suddenly went on. Once the walls are finished, there’s nothing that says I have to arrange all of the pictures or furniture exactly as they were before the arrival of the painters. Instead, I now have an opportunity to make changes in how these things are placed which in turn will give an entirely different feeling to each of the rooms. Nevertheless, I am hedging my bet so that I ‘stay the course’…I’ve just pulled a bottle of Walnut out of my cabinet!
Dr. Bach’s ‘Walnut’
Photography©Dr. Edward Bach Foundation
You can follow me on: