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Understanding and Navigating Confrontations with the Plutonian Shadow

Pluto may have been demoted to a dwarf planet by astronomers, but there is nothing pint-sized about the profound influence of its astrological force. In fact, we are currently seeing the workings of Pluto right now, in the aftermath of the 2016 American presidential election.

Two of the most difficult dynamics brought to consciousness by Pluto are the operations and abuses of power, and especially of the psychological concept of the Shadow -- those unappealing, unruly, uncooth parts of ourselves that we have routinely rejected and tried to bury. Pluto brings shadow material to the surface because it must be addressed, in our own psyches, in our relationships and attitudes, and in society at large. These dynamics of dealing with power and dealing with the Shadow were central to the campaigns, and to the outcome.