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October 6, 2021

Pluto Direct


On October 6th 2021, Pluto stations direct at 24 degrees Capricorn. Although It is the furthest planet from the earth, Plutonian influence is felt quite intensely. It is what astrologers refer to as a “transpersonal” planet”, meaning that the planet's influence is both personal and generational. Pluto has a wide range of expressions, some significations of this shadowy planet include extreme transformation, death and rebirth. It works in extremes.Pluto is likened to the God of the Underworld, ruling over secrets, obsession and power struggles. The ultimate goal of Pluto is always the demise of the old and outdated, and the reemergence of something new. We often have to walk through the fire to be reborn.

Since 2008, Pluto has been transiting the sign of Capricorn, the sign that rules government, the ruling class and laws. Pluto's transformations are often a slow burn, as the planet transits a sign for quite a while, between 15 and 30 years. We have seen our political sphere and leaders swing wildly into extremes since then. Starting with the landmark election of Obama in 2008, the rise of the Tea Party in 2009, the election of Trump in 2016, the emergence of QANON and the alt right and so on. These are just a few examples. Again, Pluto works in extremes, and the pendulum must swing both ways in order to correct itself.

Pluto is retrograde for about half the year every year, and its retrograde motion impacts us individually in a more stubble way. It allows us to process the previous few months and understand personal and societal changes at a deeper level. Once direct in Capricorn, we are asked to take what we’ve learned during the retrograde and implement new structures and routines in our daily lives. Pluto has shown us much about our unconscious patterns, trauma and psychic nature, we now have the ability to make informed and enlightened changes. Collectively, we’ve had 5 months to contemplate the ways in which government, society and big business needs to evolve. As Pluto stations direct, expect even more advocacy for change and restructuring at the highest levels.

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