• Pluto stations direct in CapPLUTO ENDS HIS RETROGRADE PERIOD

    ….the soul-searching is over, time to transform!

    On the 8th of October, only a day before the Full Moon in Aries, Pluto will station direct at 26°06’ Capricorn (antiscion 3°54’ Sagittarius) after just over 5 months of being retrograde.

    Pluto is also c// to Mars, dispositor of the upcoming Full Moon, Pluto and Mars is never a good combination being both very impetuous planets. There are also other planetary aspects in declination: Mercury c// Venus, Venus // Neptune, Moon // Sun and Saturn c// Uranus. Some facts (Mercury) may be pleasant to hear (Venus) but they could be deceptive (Venus//Neptune) so lets keep our head (Sun) and emotions (Moon) on the same page (Moon // Sun) as life could take on a topsy turvy turn (Saturn c// Uranus).

    Persons with planets or angles between 22-30° of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) will be most affected by this station.

    Pluto is concerned with power, regeneration, survival, transformation, sex, obsession and possessiveness. Pluto is the god of the Underworld. Pluto in Capricorn (ruled by Saturn) is concerned with the deep-reaching transformation of social order, laws and hierarchies. He often works subtly (in our psyche) but always relentlessly and he can be an over-achiever, by using his power and persuasion for his own means, in this Saturn-ruled sign.

    During the Pluto retrograde period, matters that were previously too painful to face may have bubbled up from our unconsciousness and we may have met these in the physical realm where we were forced to deal with them. Pluto only forces us to confront and transform that which is in dire need of change. This period may also have provided us with the opportunity to find some of the latent sources of power inside ourselves allowing us to harness them in an appropriate way. Pluto shows us the reality of our limitations and even more so since it moved into Capricorn. The retrograde period has really been a huge invitation to become more fully aware of the resources we hide in our inner depths. Failure to do this could have led to external events that may have puzzled and/or distressed us as we took on the role of victim.

    On a personal level, as well as the houses where Pluto is transiting in your chart you should also look to the houses ruled by Pluto (Scorpio) and the relative planets or angles.

    The Sabian symbol for 27° Capricorn. “Pilgrims climbing the steep steps leading to a mountain shrine.” Indicating the ascent of the individualised consciousness to the highest realisations reached by the spiritual leaders of its culture.

    For the antiscion at 4° Sagittarius: “A little child learning to walk with the encouragement of his parents.” Indicating the natural assistance of superior powers during crises of growth.

    “When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” Dean Jackson


    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp  212-246, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

    Tierney B. (1983) “Dynamics of Aspect Analysis”, Chapter 10, Retrograde Planets, pp 216-217, 249-252, CRCA Publications, Sebastopol, CA, USA

    Artwork: myskypie2022