I’m endlessly fascinated by the many expressions of Pluto’s move into Capricorn, the latest being an over-the-hill dog winning “Best in Show” at Westminster. Capricorn is the sign of the elder. Clearly among Pluto’s many Capricorn agendas is a stunning new empowerment of elders. (See also Suzanne Somers on Oprah declaring that at 62 she’s living her best life yet!) As for the dog, “Stump” retired in 2004 after a serious illness, yet last week his owners decided to enter the ten-year-old (that’s 70 in human years) into the prestigious competition. Pluto said “Yes!” and the crowd whooped with joy as Stump ran his victory lap around the ring. Who says old dogs can’t perform new tricks? That means for you and me now: No excuses.
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.