A commenter asked me about the pictures of Pluto being sent by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. This is our first ever, close up view of the planet. Will that change Pluto's impact on us, astrologically? What happens when we peer closely at the representative of sex, death, evolution and secrets?
My answer was...I don't know. I can hypothesize, but this is a mundane event, which is not an area of astrology that I specialize in. So I'm not going to predict. But the commenter's question got me thinking. When you look closely at something that's unknown, does that change it?
According to a scenario called "Shrodinger's Cat" it does. I won't go into the explanation here (you can click on the link if you're curious) but the general idea is, there's a 50/50 chance the cat in the box might be dead. Relax, cat lovers. This is a thought experiment, not an actual scenario. If you don't open the box, it might as well be simultaneously alive and dead, because you have no way of knowing. But once you open the box, the cat's state becomes a known thing.
This is used to explain the "observer effect": observing an object changes the way it behaves.
By its very nature, Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) operates from a place of secrecy. That's what gives it its power. Now it's a little less secret. Maybe that's a good thing, as we become more aware of our collective Shadow. Maybe it will change how we experience Pluto/Scorpio.
Maybe this is all part of Pluto's evolutionary agenda.
New Horizons' actual flyby (when it comes closest to Pluto) will occur on July 14th. The Cancer New Moon (on July 15th) will have a Mars/Mercury conjunction opposing Pluto Rx in Capricorn. Hmm. Coincidence? Definitely some new info (Mercury) being delivered with impact.
Should be interesting to see what's revealed.