Pluto Turns Direct: Power Grab

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Pluto turns direct [26 Capricorn 07]

– Saturday 8 October (22:57 GMT+1)

Two major planetary events take place this weekend – Pluto turns direct and a powerful Full Moon takes place in Aries. This combination feels quite explosive as emotions are heightened and things turn intense.

Pluto Power

Pluto is Scorpio’s ruling planet. In mythology, Pluto was Hades, God of the Underworld. On October 8th, Pluto switches direction at 26° Capricorn after five months retrograde. Pluto moved into reverse on April 29th at 28° Capricorn. 

This is a significant turning point because Pluto is now starting its journey out of Capricorn and will enter Aquarius before it turns retrograde once again.

Pluto is the planet of extremes, linked to power and control. It can wipe out and raze to the ground but is also a symbol of the phoenix who rises from the ashes.

Pluto’s journey through Capricorn started in 2008 with a financial crash and it’s gearing up to end in 2023/2024 with another likely crash/recession.

Pluto’s one of the planets linked to wealth, especially money that’s hidden. It’s a symbol of corruption, the planet of the underworld.

Pluto’s transit through Capricorn seems to have elevated the role of the ‘pluto’-crat, the billionaires & even trillionaires. We are constantly being bombarded with examples of power, status and entitlement in positions of authority and leadership.

Pluto Capricorn – Pluto Aquarius

Pluto states that the old ways can’t be maintained and have to break down before they can be rebuilt in a new form.

We may see this happening as Pluto prepares to leave Capricorn for the first time in 15 years in 2023 and begins to move back and forth between two very different star signs, Capricorn & Aquarius.

Capricorn represents the government, big business and the establishment. While Aquarius represents the common people, the collective & society.

During Pluto’s transit through Capricorn, there’s been a power grab for money & wealth creating a stronger divide between rich & poor.

Here’s hoping that Pluto’s move into Aquarius creates a more equal society and will herald a time of leadership when the people in charge care more for the people they’re governing than lining their own pockets.

Pluto Dates

Here’s the lowdown as Pluto moves between Capricorn & Aquarius next year:

  • Pluto enters Aquarius – March 23, 2023
  • Pluto turns retrograde [0 Aquarius 22] – May 1, 2023
  • Pluto R re-enters Capricorn – June 11, 2023
  • Pluto turns direct [27 Capricorn 54] – October 11 2023
  • Pluto enters Aquarius – January 21, 2024

If you have key planets/angles in late degrees Capricorn or early degrees Aquarius, you may feel Pluto transitioning between these two very different star signs most intensely.

When Pluto transits kick in, you are often on a journey into the underworld, where you may encounter the dark or unjust side of life. Pluto transits are challenging as Pluto represents transformation.

Yet, most of us know there are hidden riches to be found in the dark places. We often emerge from tough periods in our lives stronger and wiser, knowing we can survive. This is Scorpio’s strength, Pluto’s star sign.

At its best, Pluto encourages us to step into our power. Notice where you’re called to be more powerful in life as Pluto switches back on.

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