The action of Pluto in transit can be summed up in one word – transformation. When this little power house is aspecting your chart, he will make his presence known in no uncertain terms. Essentially Pluto is concerned with empowerment. It is through his action that we let go of what is unnecessary, eliminating everything that holds us back from emanating our true inner power and growing into our true potential.
The difficulty is that often we resist the changes that Pluto insists upon and that is when it may seem like everything comes crashing down at our feet – because Pluto doesn’t like it when we say no to him. The more you struggle, the tighter he grips.
Sometimes, this transit can herald a time of significant loss. There may be a health crisis or loss of relationship, status or job. There may be a personal crisis or ‘dark night of the soul’ experience. Whatever is lost now however, is making room for new growth. Often these are situations that have been unhealthy for quite some time. If you are open to the changes that Pluto initiates, you can come out of this period much stronger and more fulfilled than you were before. Out of the ashes arises a new you.
This transit can be marked by a period of intense self-questioning and introspection. You know profound changes must be made. Fuelled by a sense of life purpose, you are likely to finding yourself able to ward off distractions and get serious about your path. Pluto brings with him the tenacity to grab hold of what you really want and hang on for grim death! Often there’s a feeling of unwavering resolve and a determination to get to the truth.
Whilst you may have a furious desire to succeed, Pluto will admonish any selfish tendencies that get out of hand. You lose far more than you gain if you try to control everyone else. You can only control you. Any compulsive tendencies must be addressed. Brutal self-honesty is required.
When Pluto conjuncts your Sun he is acting upon your very identity so this transit can feel personal – and it is! Pluto is really trying to help YOU. He wants you to shine more brightly, to be the person you really are. Because Pluto moves so slowly, not everyone will get this Sun conjunction in their lifetime so in fact, that makes you a little bit special in Pluto’s eyes
If you feel you are doing everything you can yet it seems like an all out war just to win one tiny step forward, you need to look within and make some changes. Often we are taught to hide our light, to be someone we are not or we are crippled by past issues. You may find yourself asking “Who am I?”.
If demons seem to be at your door, it’s because in order to see the light, you must encounter the shadows. Pluto is offering you a life changing experience but to truly take hold of that, it is necessary to overcome your darkest aspects and deepest fears. Old fears, phobias and psychological kinks can rear their heads at this time – as can carefully hidden secrets and your deepest desires. Facing your own inner demons is all part of this transit. It’s a cathartic and profoundly healing process. Cleansing, regeneration and renewal are your watchwords during the eighteen months or so that this transit is in effect. Out of chaos, creation is born.
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