For this episode, I wanted to focus on Pluto in Aquarius and since there is a lot to cover, this will be covered in two parts. This is Part 1.
So on March 23, Pluto moved into the constellation Aquarius after spending the last 15 years in Capricorn. This is the second major shift occurring that will have a major influence on things for some time. The other is Saturn in Pisces, which I covered the last two episodes. Pluto will going back and forth into Capricorn over the next year before finally settling into a 14-20-year stay in Aquarius in November, 2024. All this back and forth motion from an earth sign to a water sign along with that Saturn in Pisces energy we are still working through may have some of us wondering whether we should climb a mountain or build an ark.
Pluto was first discovered in 1930. At that time it was in the sign of Cancer so no one alive today has ever experienced Pluto in Aquarius through Pluto in Gemini. It is believed that new celestial bodies are discovered when humanity has reached a certain level in the collective consciousness. Of course it was there all along, we just didn’t know about it. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth. It is the end of things to make way for the new. At the shadowy end of the scale it is believed to give rise to obsessions or yielding to desires.
On the positive end of the scale; it can also create the urge to get to the core of a situation as well as destroy negative things in order to bring about healing and transformation. Collectively, when the outer planets first move into a new sign of the zodiac, there are often prominent historical events that correspond to that energy. Pluto’s energy is associated with nuclear fission and the expansion of the National Socialists, along with other significant events that arose in the 1930’s.
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus and symbolizes disruption and change leading to eventual awakening. Uranus represents the unexpected or unpredictable, pushing us to do things differently or face uncomfortable truths. If Capricorn means conformity, structure and obeying the rules; Aquarius is about changing rules, justice and freedom. It also represents the urge to question values, hierarchies and bureaucratic processes.
On the personal level, Pluto symbolizes our subconscious undercurrents, needs and taboos. It also symbolizes perceptions and views as well as the exploration of the subconscious. It is at this subconscious level where we are tasked to confront and integrate those parts of us that our conscious mind is unaware of. Our fears, our hidden or secret urges…whatever we may find dark or hidden about ourselves.
So to be sure, there is a lot of unpredictable potential connected to Pluto in Aquarius. Some feel it will bring total destruction; others believe it is ushering in the Age of Aquarius. Neither of these extreme scenarios is likely to suddenly occur; so the world will not devolve into chaos; nor will we have instant peace and utopia. But it will bring change and transformation. Pluto in Aquarius will bring new potential, focus, and innovation as well as a new awareness of injustice and inequality. There will be an emphasis on freedom, renewal, and unique ideas. A best-case scenario for Pluto in Aquarius is that it ushers in a transformative era where cooperation and free exchange of ideas to transform humanity into a cooperative community is realized. While nothing will happen overnight, at the end of this transit, we should see a much better world in terms of freedom, equality and justice.
Next month will be Pluto in Aquarius Part II and what it means for the signs! Until then, please Remember…”The stars impel they do not compel and what you do is really up to you.” Namaste.
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