"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
The planet Pluto is symbolic of a part of you. The reason some astrologers see it as dark and threatening is because it demands real value. This is that part of you that wants to do something of lasting significance, something that will outlive you, your legacy.
My favorite author, Steven Forrest, puts it best:
“Pluto’s function is: The realization of one’s own destiny, the recognition of the absurdity of all narrow pursuits, the development of the capacity to discern the truth.”
So the location of Pluto in your horoscope indicates what is of lasting value to you. This is also why Pluto is associated with great wealth. This planet, along with the sign Scorpio and the 8th house, wants the unvarnished, naked truth. And while some find that dark, threatening, and painful, others find the truth pure gold.
And those interested in living a meaningful life find the truth encouraging, and a comfort. The desire for a meaningful life is also a very good reason to pay attention to transiting Pluto. For example, I recently met someone familiar with astrology who follows the transits in her chart. She was nervously gnawing her fingernails because Pluto was entering her 12th house. Now, as you probably know, the 12th is symbolic of the place you go to be alone and undisturbed. Here is where you “tune in” on yourself most deeply and where you will gradually discover your connection with and compassion for other people. As the house of prayer and meditation, the 12th is where you connect to something larger than yourself.
With Pluto transiting the 12th my friend will find her time alone will become much more important and she may find being of service to others will become a life focus, either openly or in secret.
Jon Hassinger (writer for Astrolocherry)
I più bei nudi femminili nell’arte: opere di Vittorio Polidori
Vittorio Polidori è nato a Civita Castellana nel 1945. A sedici anni va a Roma nello studio del pittore Luigi Russo, in seguito frequenta l’Accademia dove diventa allievo di Renato Guttuso e Guccione. Successivamente frequenta l’Accademia Libera del Nudo, in cui ha come docenti Guzzi e Spadinui. Dal 1968 espone in numerose gallerie italiane e straniere. Sue opere sono presenti in prestigiosi musei, quali il Museum of Modern Art di New York, il Musée d’Art Moderne di Parigi, la Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Roma, il Museo di Arti Figurative Pushkin di Mosca, il Moderna Museet di Stoccolma e il Museo Español de Arte Contermporáneo di Madrid. Ben noto in Italia e all’estero, Vittorio Polidori da diversi anni vive e lavora a Ostia.
"Silence is the best reply to a fool."
"why can we never
about the blood.
the blood of our ancestors.
the blood of our history.
the blood between our legs."
"I am mine.
Before I am ever anyone else’s."
"'i love myself.'