On 23 March 2023, Pluto, the planet of initiation, death, rebirth, and transformation enters Aquarius for the first time since 1798.
It will be here until 25 June 2023 before returning to Capricorn for its final 2 stints (from 25 June 2023 - 22 January 2024 and 3 September 2024 - 21 November 2024), not to return again to Capricorn for another 248 years. This is a big deal. Pluto is the slowest moving planet and stays in a sign for approximately 10 to 30 years, depending on its retrograde patterns. This transit is a little preview of what is to come, foreshadowing the bigger story that will transpire from 22 November 2024 to 9 March 2043 when Pluto makes its first foray into Pisces.
While Saturn is our Teacher, Pluto can feel like our captor; taking us into the darkness, to the places that we might not want to go, but need to go, and showing us things that we need to see whether we like it or not.
Pluto doesn't ask us to grow, it makes us grow. This is an initiation of a different kind as we shed layer upon layer in order to be reborn to a version of you that has a deeper understanding of the inevitable suffering of the human experience and the beauty of impermanence.
The part of your life where this is happening is going to undergo a rebirthing process over the next 2 decades so leave your ego attachments and identities at the door of this ride of a lifetime.
If you are an Aquarius or Leo Rising, or have your Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, or Mars in Aquarius, you will experience this transit more intensely. You will most likely also experience it more intensely if you are a Scorpio or Taurus rising, depending on whether you have your IC or MC in Aquarius. I wrote an extensive post about Pluto transits to personal planets and the angles here.
So! Where is it happening for you?
This transformation is happening in your 11th house of Friendships, Community, Networks, the Collective Consciousness, and your Highest Aspirations.
This transformation is happening in your 10th house of Career, Public Roles, and how you want to be seen and leave your mark on the world.
This transformation is happening in your 9th house of Truth, Meaning, Philosophy, Travel, Adventure, Teaching, and Publishing.
This transformation is happening in your 8th house of Shadow Work, Intimacy, Secrets, Debt, Shared Money, Taboo, and Initiation.
This transformation is happening in your 7th house of Committed Partnerships; both Romantic, Professional, and Long-Term friends.
This transformation is happening in your 6th house of Daily Life, Routine, Responsibility, Health and how you take care of yourself.
This transformation is happening in your 5th house of Self Expression, Fun, Sex, Creativity, and Children.
This transformation is happening in your 4th house of Home (both your physical home and ideas about what home is), Safety, Family, and Ancestry.
This transformation is happening in your 3rd house of Thoughts, Ideas, Communication, and Inner Wisdom.
This transformation is happening in your 2nd house of Assets, Resources, Skills and Talents, and Self Worth.
This transformation is happening in your 1st house of Self, your body, your appearance, and how you show up in the world.
This transformation is happening in your 12th house of your Inner World, Mental Health, and connection to Spirituality and the Unseen.
I don't have reflection questions for you because what is going to happen is going to happen and there is no amount of self reflection or introspection that is going to assist the transformation process. It's like the inevitable winter that follows autumn; we ride the cycles, knowing that spring will arrive and even when we forget, it will be here soon.
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