Pluto into the light

Pluto Stations Direct 25th Sept: Into the Light

Pluto stationed Direct today at 12° Capricorn 58’. It turned retrograde on April 16th this year at 15° 33′ Capricorn and since then, we may have felt buried in our deepest darkest secrets or thoughts from the past, stuck in some kind of mental turmoil or isolation. It meant lack of progress and frustration, especially for those with personal planets and angles between 13° and 15° of the Cardinal signs. Once Pluto goes Direct tomorrow 26th, we should start to see progress in areas where we have felt frustrated, although Pluto will not be past its retrograde point until 16th January 2016. Expect things that have been internalised to start to externalise as Pluto moves forwards and difficult situations to shift. Secrets can come out into the light.

The keyword for Pluto is transformation. In order for transformation to occur, sometimes things need to break down altogether, or be let go of to allow new conditions to manifest. As Pluto is in Capricorn, this rules structures, order and earthly things, those things that we take for granted as solid and so our very support systems can be eroded. This isn’t the dissolving of Neptune, or the hard lessons of failure of Saturn, but decay of old ways, decomposition and death of something to allow for rebirth. Pluto is an outer planet, so its effects are felt generally by generations, unless Pluto is aspecting a personal planet or angle. For myself, Pluto has just stationed 7° from my Ascendant, a major transit.

Astrologers use different orbs for different planets. For Pluto, I always considered 8 degrees away to be within orb, particularly for the major aspects such as conjunctions, squares and oppositions. With Pluto transits, they are front loaded with the most dramatic effects seem to be felt from the beginning, when Pluto first comes into aspect.

I have two friends with Pluto exact on their Ascendant at the moment and it will be interesting to see what effect Pluto Stationed today will have on their situation. Now Pluto is no longer retrograding, distressing situations they have both been enduring may now shift forwards. Especially once Pluto is out of shadow in January.

Pluto transiting natal Ascendant – Descent into the unknown

So its coming, the big one. The transit I’ve had my eye on the past 10 years.. Pluto transiting my Capricorn Ascendant. I’m not expecting to have much say in what unfolds over the coming few years. Only how I react and deal with it. Pluto is currently retrograding 8 degrees away from my Ascendant at 20 Capricorn. It goes stationary direct on 25th September and Direct on the 26th September, a week from today. It gets to within 2 degrees of my Ascendant by early April before retrograding away again from 19th April 2016.

I have two close friends who are going through this transit right now. They are ok, happy even, but they have been dealing with hellish times. Just as they get their heads above the madness, another wave of tragedy, loss and anxiety hit them, taking them further down into the underbelly that is Pluto.

I want to start writing about Pluto transits before anything noticeably bad (or good!) happens. Maybe I will lose something precious to me, maybe my very life blood will be compromised. Maybe I will get famous, one possiblilty! One thing is sure, my life will be transformed and me along with it. The key word for Pluto is “transformation”. My husband asks me why I am so concerned about this transit and I answer simply, I know I am not going to escape Pluto’s grip. A tsunami is on its way, I dont know where its going to wash up yet.