Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Pluto Transit

This is what usually happens in a Pluto transit.
First of all. The sequence of actual events is not predictable and someone else's experience has little or nothing to do with your own. You can get some idea if you look at the Scorpio sector of your chart, any planets in Scorpio, and the house and sign where Pluto is positioned. The transit is designed to get you, yourself, to actualization, a unique circuit in every person.
The human's prehensile grasp starts in Taurus and the strength of the grip is incalculable. The creature hangs on for dear life. In Scorpio and the 8th, the grip is released. It's usually not easy, but the difficulty varies greatly in each person. There is survival dependency in the original grip, but in Scorpio survival depends on letting loose. Pluto rules the bowels and elimination, a necessary act, and it happens in many dimensions. When Pluto transits a personal planet or house, that movement is indicated and elimination takes place. A purge and purification. Rites of passage and evolution are the results.
Pluto is equated with literal death and destruction but that is not always the case. It's true that the 8th house is one of crisis, but crisis means change. The 8th house is the door to the broader universe in the 9th, and to enter, something of the previous life has to be left behind. Pluto rules the underworld, the place one goes after death, and in order to pass the border, a price is agreed upon. Something is given to pay for the new wealth, the gain in psychological and spiritual knowledge. What is relinquished varies with the number of people on the planet. Some people are wise enough to feel the intended relief even as the separation occurs.
When Pluto crossed my 8th house I wasn't as knowledgeable as I am now, but I knew enough to work with it. Since I have Aries rising and the South Node in Scorpio in the 7th house, other people were scheduled to leave my life in order for me to evolve. And they did. All my dependents. Pluto is in my 5th house, so creative fulfillment was the aim. While these people helped my creative unfolding up to that point, they now would be blocking my further passage if they remained. And Aries, with the North Node in the 1st, best travels solo.
One thing I prepared for was the exit from the 8th where my Moon and Jupiter are positioned in Sagittarius, exactly on the cusp. For 10 years I wondered what would happen, but I had an idea. I was smart enough not to get specific. I knew, especially after the deaths, that the transit was designed to open me up for expansion into the world, unfettered and hopefully with confidence. That's what I prepared for. I think one has a say in these matters. Over time, almost all specific events become relatively insignificant, and the subtle evolution remains as the memorable entity. The development of character.
The difficulty in a Pluto transit is the strength with which humans hold on to the familiar. They instinctively keep a grasp on what they possess. Then the time arrives when one learns the real truth about fair exchange. With Pluto, one hand lets go in order to grasp the fruit, and although it can be unsettling when it happens, the gain is worth it. In fact, the gain won't happen without the price paid. What is lost, no longer is useful and if it remains, would likely decay and corrupt the whole system.
So in order to help the process, an individual can look at the natal chart and see what's being highlighted for removal and what's to be reworked. It can be almost anything. How it comes about can't normally be seen, but some gentleness is usually included in the accompanying sensations. And as I said.. relief.

17 Comments:

OpenID kritusi-vuki said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog for quite a while now and enjoying your words and insights immensely.

Never made it to the point of actually writing a comment... but seeing that you have Pluto in the 5th, which is my placement also... just lures me out... My True Node is in Aries, and I feel it activating like never before lately. Intense stuff, and of course solitary.

I would like to just take this opportunity to thank you for all the energy you put here. Much appreciated.

-Scorpio :)

22/12/07 5:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Kritusi, what a pleasure. I'm very very glad you commented.

How I love the info on the Aries node. We're all going to get the discipline we need to pursue our solitary destinies with Pluto in Capricorn if we cooperate.:-)

I connect Pluto with the nodes and Pluto 5s with the Aries north usually sublimate their talent allowing themselves to be eclipsed by others until the time comes to shine as a solo act.

I can't wait!!!!

Pluto in the 5th is amazing. The regenerative creativity, the sexual power that can be routed into dynamic self expression. In fact, Aries with Pluto 5 is one of the most dynamic combos possible. Intense to say the least. Like starting a fire with no lighter. Add some Scorpio and Brother Beware.

So glad you came.

She who possesses fierce charm

Wonderful. That says it.

22/12/07 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Hmm. Much to think on, dear teacher. :o) I suspect I know what is being asked of me, if the signs so far are any indication.

22/12/07 8:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe! I'm going to show you how to read the transit, so unless there are any objections I will post the chart and reading. Let me know AM.

22/12/07 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Please do. :o) I'm willing to be an example for other learners.

23/12/07 8:16 AM  
OpenID kritusi-vuki said...

*smiles*, to top it up, I have not only Sun, but also Pluto and Venus in Scorpio. I Have Sun & Pluto conjunction. My Sun, Moon and Ascendant are all in water signs.

He he, I see you looked in my blog, it's actually all friends only, posted amazing poems lately, perhaps if you want I could email them to you?

I find your belief in this to be a relief. I felt far too much pain being constantly eclipsed by everyone else but my own self.

Funny how it changes now...
Before I used to get all picked on by people at school and even parents for dressing up expressively darkly...

And now I work in art & craft shop and on xmas we had to dress up and I won a bottle of wine for being the first winner of non-traditional xmas outfit... I was dressed as a dark fairie... looking rather gothic - black & purple. A sign, eh? Recognition comes as you carry on living... and I know there is more. Can't wait too.

23/12/07 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi again jm,

I so appreciated your analyses of the nodes a while back. I have natal Pluto in Virgo, in the 12th (end of the 11th actually). Late Virgo rising. Pluto will soon be transiting my 4th house, conjunct natal Venus at 5 Capricorn. It's on the IC now. I am a Scorpio (mars, neptune, sun, mercury and n node).

This summer I quit my job, put my house up for sale including the furnishings, and moved back home to another state, far from where I had been living for the last 10 years. A string of disappointments 2003-2006, then a new career path in a new field, finally pried my hands off of my old life and I let go of everything. Since being back, my life is simpler--I grew up in the country, and I live there now with my mom, who had polio--I'm helping her take care of the house I grew up in. So many wonderful doors have opened for me since I have been back. I resisted this for years, and yet life is very good now. In the few months I've been back 2 of my family members have resolved a 7 year-old conflict. My mom is healthy and much happier. I even have a new relationship, though curiously it is long-distance.

I've read many ominous things about Pluto transit to the 4th, but I think for me it has to do with the literal transformation of my home. My former home hasn't sold yet, though I believe it will. I already gave up a lot to get here, and I have been feeling very optimistic. With Pluto transit to Venus, conjunct Jupiter, is it possible that life will just continue to become richer?

23/12/07 1:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Kritusi, you can't imagine how glad I am to hear your story. I've been eclipsed for more years than I want to count wondering if I'd ever get out of the wings. Most of all Pluto 5s want to stand out from the crowd, highly noticeable for their uniqueness. It's hard to be adored in a 5th house way with Pluto sometimes, but it can be done as you just found out.:-)
And Pluto 5s have the talent for exuberant life and fun. Especially with Aries. Maybe I'll write a book for the others called, Fear of Partying!

Sun-Pluto helps with the spotlight thing, and what you've contributed here could help me. My Cancer 4th Sun is not the most show-offy drama queen on the block! Not out of the house anyway. I've been known to do epic performances at home.

Recognition comes as you carry on living... and I know there is more.

Truth. The more gradual the better.

I love black and purple. I wear red and purple. A toast and a glass to our continuing dynamic self-expression.

23/12/07 2:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Anon, another wonderful story. The Scorpio Capricorn mix is also highly dynamic, serious, and potentially extremely productive. Because of all the Scorpio, the Pluto transits are especially important. And this one now is on top of the list.

I grew up in the country, and I live there now with my mom, who had polio--I'm helping her take care of the house I grew up in.

Certainly describes your Venus in Cap in the 4th. Ultimately, with a Cancer MC, your life lessons include nurturing the public like you've done with your family, not from responsibility but from natural impulse. And to be nurtured, yourself. The Capricorn walls eventually get more permeable.

Pluto through the 4th roots out immature behavioral patterns that would prevent your passage to fulfillment, and oddly enough, the Capricorn 4th person has been too mature and responsible. So in a way the reverse happens, and maybe you'll feel the urge to express your needs and softness. It's absolutely amazing that you retuned home instinctively.

It's ludicrous to me, this ominous thing others talk about. Bad thing always happen and we always deal with it. Take it in stride, no matter what planet is doing what. I've learned from Pluto that the bad is actually the good, and for some people, they don't notice anything that much different with Pluto transits.

I'm in years of Pluto and horrible things happened, as always for me, but I have a raging grand fire trine, and I think I invite the sensations. I'd never predict such things for others. Pluto just passed my Jupiter and opposed my Venus and I finally learned. When the latest horror occurred I recognized immediately how good it was and I knew what to do. One of the great things about Pluto is the understanding of grasp and release, and that loss and gain are equal. What we get when we think we're losing is greater. So in the 4th, old habits are due for relinquishing as healthy ones replace them. Letting go of guilt with Cap.

With Pluto transit to Venus, conjunct Jupiter, is it possible that life will just continue to become richer?

Yes. The point here is to get at the root of your emotional foundations so the wealth will manifest in the material. Pluto removes blocks. You're doing that. Great set-up, good for real estate.

It's absurd to think that a person can't have a good life. Pain is part of it, not IT. The ideal is to see the value in all of our experience. It's all in natural sequence as we try to control it, realize we can't, then get with it, and end up controlling it in part. Who really truly wants to control it anyway? I'd rather live instead.

23/12/07 3:11 PM  
OpenID kritusi-vuki said...

Funny that we are talking here... with Full Moon in Cancer going on... My 1st & 2nd Houses are in Cancer. Yes, I realise especially since the wine bottle event that I do have an outstanding sense of quality I ruthlessly seek to create in areas that matter to me, and ultimately master all my life and even beyond... and then express it. Except, when I express it some people react strange... so I withdraw as much as possible, finding it increasingly difficult to believe that other people find my dark journey a joy. How could it be? But somewhere in my heart I know. Now I am determined to express regardless of outside reactions. All that matters is my own opinion, a plutonian one at that.

By the way, I discovered your blog when I became interested in my Aries Node and I have to say your take on it is one of the best I could find. I never wanted traditional relationships. I'm torn by longing and aching for myself, shedding past conditioning to purify the findings and rediscoveries of self, and then express it in my own dark, erotised way through my plutonian nature. Something has really shifted recently. Do you think there is any significance with the upcoming (or is it already happening?) Pluto in Capricorn for my 7th House in Capricorn Neptune?

23/12/07 4:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Kritusi!

By the way, I discovered your blog when I became interested in my Aries Node and I have to say your take on it is one of the best I could find.

What??? "One" of the best? This is Aries and Pluto 5 here. Didn't you mean The best?

I ruthlessly seek to create in areas that matter to me, and ultimately master all my life and even beyond... and then express it. Except, when I express it some people react strange... so I withdraw as much as possible, finding it increasingly difficult to believe that other people find my dark journey a joy.

Exactly. It hinges on our own confidence. they will believe it when we really do.

Now I am determined to express regardless of outside reactions.

The major major major major point.

Do you think there is any significance with the upcoming (or is it already happening?) Pluto in Capricorn for my 7th House in Capricorn Neptune?

Lots of significance. If you really have to have a realtionship let it be someone who helps pay, or pays all of the bills so you can develop your art.

23/12/07 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JM, Thank you for the soothing insights. I do think that at the end of all the Pluto there are great gifts. I say this because I went through so many years of terrible things--With most of the planets on one side of the chart, life has been one long Pluto transit. I just had to finally give up trying to control things, and to go with what felt natural, when I realized what that was. My IC is late Sag, MC late Gemini, with most of the 10th, including the moon, in Cancer. So moon is opposing all of the 4th house stuff. I've always been plagued by guilt--In my career I have lived the life my mother had wanted for herself.

23/12/07 11:04 PM  
OpenID kritusi-vuki said...

Hahaha, that's funny, I actually typed 'the best' the first time... then kinda recalled one or two lenghty articles I found helpful and changed it hahaha, funny that you brought to the surface my original reaction. When we do something with heart, we expect it to be nothing less than the first best.

Develop your art. That's something I'm gonna do regardless of any circumstances I find myself in. I crawled underworld, going vast distances of dry unfriendly deserts to arrive at such a conclusion and stick with it. I would say to me it is the most important thing for me this lifetime, and who ever doesn't agree with me on this and allow me the neccesarily space might as well leave me well alone right now. I won't compromise. I need art and all its subtleties to breathe and survive.

Ok, I'm gonna read your latest article now, and perhaps comment more from now on.

And by the way, merry christmas and happy new year! Celebrate life and let it offer itself to you for your own enjoyment... peace :)

25/12/07 10:44 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Kritusi, how funny! The "best" thing reminded me that it's really all right to express it. To actually be my Aries self without all that useless fear. SN7. Afraid of how people will react. There's been entirely enough of that.

I need art and all its subtleties to breathe and survive.

If that doesn't describe Pluto 5, I don't know what does.

Thank you so much for the holiday cheer!

Ok, I'm gonna read your latest article now, and perhaps comment more from now on.

Wonderful! You've got spirit. And good sense.

25/12/07 3:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

In my career I have lived the life my mother had wanted for herself.

Also wanted to comment on this.
Most of my life I was bonded to my mother in such a way that I always saw her face and heard her voice when I found new friends. "Would she like them?", I asked myself, as if I were choosing them for her. After the Pluto transit that ceased completely.

25/12/07 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JM,
Amazing comment about your mother. Makes perfect sense. Pluto in the 4th seems to be all about coming into one's own--becoming an adult instead of someone's child.

2/1/08 10:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Anon, I agree. It took awhile after the transit to realize it, but coming into my own has been worth the struggle. Now my Mars! Pluto headed for the 10th. I'll be my own boss.

4/1/08 5:44 PM  

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