The Good Wife: Pluto takes all

Will Gardner, one sock, one shoe

Sigh.  I’ve been avoiding writing this because I’M SAD, YOU GUYS.  Will’s DEAD.

Seriously, wtf.  I feel like he’s the first casualty of this Uranus Pluto square.  My Facebook feed is going off with examples of political unrest in foreign countries and that earthquake the other night rattled my cage something chronic, but when Will actually DIED on The Good Wife last week – well, it was my first friend to actually be felled by this transit.

I know, I know, he’s a just tv friend, but I take those pretty seriously, and I really really loved Will.  Remember when he got all ragey and Plutonic when Alecia left the firm at the beginning of the season?  Of how ’bout when he started sleeping with that rocker chick he picked up at the bar and gunning for Alecia’s new firm like he was gonna bury them six feet deep?

Well, those were the days, my friends.  The only person getting buried six feet deep now is him.  Because of all my apocalyptic anxiety (Pluto conjunct my Sun, yo) I can’t help but worry this is foreshadowing of the worst kind in terms of what to expect next month when the Cardinal Cross hits us, but then I think DON’T BE RIDICULOUS, it’s just a tv show, you ninny hammer.

But seriously, nobody else die, OK, you guys?  Can’t we just make a pact or something?

Fucking Pluto.

The Good Wife: Got Pluto?

Demon Will

Demon Will gives good side-eye

Today’s post is brought to you by, you guessed it, The Good Wife.  What did you think was going to happen?  It’s Monday!!  It aired last night!  So, despite the fact that pretty much no one read my last post about it I’m going to write another one!  That’s what a Pluto transit will do to you, (it’s transiting my Sun right now) it renders you obsessive and self serving.

Speaking of which, can we talk about what an enormously entertaining A-hole Will Gardner has become??!  SO awesome.  So hot.  So glad I don’t know anyone like him in real life.  Here he is above giving Diane the side-eye after she had the temerity to tell him not to let Alicia “get in his head.”

His response?  “No. (BEAT)  That’s exactly where I want her.”


For realz, guys.  This guy is the POSTER child for Venus/Pluto dramarama.  I love how unrepentant he is, how full of life and zest and joy.  The intense Revenge Flirting with Alicia he enjoyed when she called a disciplinary hearing against him isn’t nearly enough to satisfy his insatiable lust.  So naturally he’s picked up some random CRAZY girl in a bar (oh man, I can’t wait for THAT time bomb to go off!) and he’s having totally hot sex with her ALL THE TIME.  In FRONT of people.  He’s shameless, basically just riding one wave after another of Revenge, Lust and Greed.  He’s totally enjoying this transit of Pluto to his Venus.  Dirty bird.

He should be more careful.  A Pluto transit is something to treat with respect, there’s a reason it elicits warnings from astrologers.  Not everyone enjoys the experience.  For instance, the mastermind behind Girls Gone Wild, and that poor idiot girl who dressed as a Boston Bomber victim for Halloween both have Venus in Aries getting hit by a conjunction to Uranus squaring Pluto.  To be fair, it’s probably the Uranus hitting their Aries Venuses that is causing the worst of the trauma.  Aries demands independence and autonomy anyways, it’s not an easy placement for Venus, which craves connection and unity.  With Uranus there, the planet that demands freedom at all costs, and Pluto squaring Uranus (a square indicates conflict with external circumstances) it’s pretty much a recipe for some profound earth shaking.

Will's Power Pose

Will’s Power Pose

Fortunately for my Sunday nights I don’t think Will is going to be more careful.  I think he’s going to be exactly NOT careful.  He’s been sitting on this animosity and aggression for a very long time, playing nice, being honorable, doing the right things.  And now he’s feeling vindicated, he’s feeling like he doesn’t have to behave anymore, as if in betraying him, Alicia gave him permission to be as evil as he’s always wanted to be.

Turns out that’s pretty evil.  But with Pluto in Capricorn on his side (Darth Vadar anyone?) he might – just might – come out ahead.  Of course, it would be a mistake to count Alicia out.  That one is sly, deep, and complicated.  Smart and resourceful, sure, but more than that, she’s emotional.  She’s passionate and intense and frankly a little bit nuts.  She almost always zigs when you think she’s going to zag.  I smell Scorpio.  She’s more than a match for Will, which is exactly why he’s having so much fun.  Venus and Pluto combinations need a fight to really get excited.  It’s as if the fight is foreplay for them.  I predict that the cliffhanger at the end of this season will include those two having some seriously upsetting Revenge Sex.

Will it result in Will assuming the universal pose of victory, as he did at the close of last night’s episode?  Who knows?  That’s for laters.  Right now it’s Alicia: One, Will: One.  The ball is in your court, Alicia…

The Good Wife: Pluto square Uranus edition

OMG did you guys watch The Good Wife last night?  My heart!  People in suits have never been this interesting!  The show went from being a good show to a profoundly great show in a single hour.

And the whole time I was watching it all I could think was how much money I’d be willing to bet that Will’s Venus is at ten degrees Capricorn.  Yeah, yeah, he’s fictional, whatever.  So one of the writers has a Venus at ten degrees Cap.  The whole hour was basically a televised Greek drama depicting the current Uranus/Pluto square.  Uranus wants freedom at all costs and Pluto wants power and control.

Astrologers have been looking to this square for a couple years now, since it has been seen as a harbinger of a particular sort of upheaval and strife politically and culturally.  To put it in perspective, the last time we had a hard contact between the two planets was in the sixties and before that during the Depression.  Revolution, people, that’s what it’s all about.  This time around the concern is that Uranus and Pluto are in cardinal signs and Pluto, in particular, is in Capricorn, which values tradition, rules for rules sake, and stern authority.  You can probably see how astrologers are quick to attribute our current polarized political climate on these two heavenly bodies.

And there’s been a slew of politically themed tv dramas coming out lately, from House of Cards to Scandal that amp up the general distrust of political figures (Uranus in Aries) whilst simultaneously glamorizing them (Pluto in Capricorn).  Scintillating stuff.

But for my money the juice is in the personal.  If you’ve got these planets hitting your own chart hard right now than watching The Good Wife may be a pretty good remedial measure for you.  Hate your boss?  Your partner?  Your co-workers?  Feeling a revolution burning inside you?  Let The Good Wife live it out for you, seriously, the fall out on that show this season is going to be phenomenal.  RIVETING.  Great for television, lousy for your life.  Let these characters take the hit for you, they’re about to makes themselves utterly miserable.

Everyone was awesome and I have a feeling I’ll be talking about it more as we go, but last night was Will’s night.  Up till now he’s been so sympathetic and great, really understanding and such a good guy.  But last night he got betrayed but good.  And worse, it wasn’t the first time it’s happened to him recently.  When Diane betrayed him a couple episodes ago he showed his teeth for the first time, but last night was the real game changer.

The show in general has a really Plutonic feel to it, but last nights show was all Pluto all the time, and Will and his relationships with women (Venus) was the locus for most of it.  I said before that his character had Venus at ten degrees Capricorn, but only because that’s where Pluto is right now.  Of course when I looked up Josh Charles’ birthday (the actor who plays Will) it turns out that he’s got Venus conjunct Pluto natally, so he was pretty much born to play this guy.  At the end of last nights episode when Will says he’s going to win, and he’s going to take them all down, I believed him.  This is going to be a fight to the death in true plutonic fashion.

Get your popcorn and strap yourselves in, my little Milk Duds, it’s gonna be a bumpy season.