Pluto in Capricorn: Transformation at the Foundations

Pluto will be in Capricorn until 3/23/2023

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.

And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

~Howard Thurman

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Pluto changing signs into Capricorn is a rare and significant event with far-reaching repercussions. Since Pluto is, indeed, the “Great Transformer”, and revamps, reshapes, overhauls and thus transforms whatever it is currently impacting, it will bring this overhaul type energy to those areas that Capricorn rules, which are:

  • The economy, corporations, banking and big business.
  • Government (including the “shadow” government”), its policy, influence and actions at all levels (local, national and global).
  • Politics and political activities (i.e. elections, voting issues, law, etc.).
  • Societal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Churches and organized religion, and the dogmas and rituals they adhere to.
  • The patriarchal system in general.

These are all places that we can expect radical changes and transformations to occur in the coming years. Since Capricorn rules the most basic foundations of any existing structure, Pluto’s influence here will bring about events of huge significance as time goes on.

Many systems and entities will go through Plutonic-like transformations. For one, it is likely that these institutions will experience a far greater transparency and thus will be held to greater scrutiny and accountability. Many injustices and wrong doings will come to the surface under the piercing and far-reaching eye of Pluto! Agencies and organizations that have been trying to keep various aspects of their actions, dealings and intentions “hidden” or away from public view and examination will very possibly find themselves in the midst of a scandal or investigation.

Those that are especially in need of transforming, yet resist this, may even crumble or cease to exist altogether as a result of the exposure and pressure. The sign of Capricorn also rules karma and the results of past actions. Nothing goes unaccounted for and so now, and in the next few years, is surely to be a time of atonement for past actions.

We have already seen some of the power that Pluto has in the recent financial crisis. Many feel that a lot more is to come. Misuse of power is an area that Pluto is especially likely to investigate. But these things will happen in its own way and on its own time. Remember, it will be here until 2023, and genuine and lasting change usually requires going through great upheavals before the real transformations begin.

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How will Pluto in Capricorn impact you?
“Only by bringing the Light exactly to where we are standing in life can we
transform and thus evolve beyond. Pluto is the death of the separate self.”

~ Isabel Hickey

First, this is largely influenced by where Capricorn falls in your natal chart (a reading will bring you greater clarity about this). Yet all of us will feel this potent force in some way.

Here are some of the areas you could feel this:

  • Work and career.
  • Your position and standing in the world, your reputation.
  • How you are recognized, acknowledged, seen and known by others (or not).
  • Rewards, or consequences, from your past efforts, actions and decisions.
  • Your morals, ethics, standards, and beliefs.
  • What you identify as the basic structure and format of your life.
  • That which you rely and depend on, providing you with a sense of security.
  • What gives you purpose and direction.

Do not think that this is all bad.Pluto here can set aright those things that you have been struggling with for a long time. It has a way of working at such deep levels that sometimes what occurs goes unseen until it appears in our life. And so if you have been working at improving yourself, or have put forth efforts to grow and evolve spiritually, this may propel you to a whole new level. However, it is dependent upon many factors, some astrological, some karmic, some circumstantial. But certainly, this placement of Pluto will create openings for powerful changes, and possibly in record time.

In order to make the most of these energies, here are some questions to give consideration to now:

  • What strengths do you have that you are not using?
  • What are your genuine intentions in a given situation?
  • Do you have resources you have available to you and are not using?
  • What would revitalize you at a deep level?
  • What would you do if you were unafraid?
  • What can you change that is within your control?

If you have planets or certain points in your chart that are being aspected by the early degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn), then you are likely feeling this intensifying in very personal ways. (In a reading you will gain insight into this, and also get information as to how long this will last, but also ways to work with the present influences.)

Keys to working with the new energy that Pluto is ushering in:

  • Stay open to new feelings or experiences that, while they may be uncomfortable or unusual, could reveal things that have kept you in a holding pattern in some area of your life
  • Allow the death of those things that are ready to fall away, as these will open doors to regeneration and renewal. This could include habits, addictions or whatever keeps you from feeling vital and alive.
  • Move in directions of greater simplicity and away from complexity as much as is possible
  • Practice developing a strong faith in the benevolence of the Universe (“This is happening for me not too me” is a great motto now).
  • Release, let go, be willing to change, stretch and evolve
  • Surround yourself, your loved ones, the planet, your thoughts and feelings in Light as this will raise the frequency and bring you into greater alignment with Universal Law and Principles, and hence, your Path
  • See this as a chance to reinvent yourself!

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Pluto’s influence at esoteric and spiritual levels

Capricorn has primary rulership over the Universal Logos and Law*. These laws and principles are eternal and unchangeable, and very often we either try to ignore them or interpret them in such a way as to validate our behavior and beliefs. What is most important to consider now is that these Universal Logos will always “self-correct” at some point in time, restoring balance and re-establishing equilibrium; meaning, whatever occurred that was not in accordance with these fundamental Laws will be revealed and then a process will ensue that will eventually reinstate the natural order of things. And while this can take a long time, it is always so eventually.

Pluto, The Great Transformer and Bringer of Light, is in the sign that, in its highest expression, embodies these very Laws, a time is at hand for this cycle of transformation and cleansing, resulting in profound cultural, personal, economic, governmental and environmental changes. And so, it is not surprising to see that it is beginning to break down under the influence of these Plutonian energies. And we are only at the start. The Universal “self-correcting” is at hand.

Here is a recap of the influence of these potent Plutoian energies:

  • Things come to the surface that have been hidden.
  • What you have outgrown, or no longer serves your spiritual journey and evolution, comes to light.
  • Powerful transformations will occur at many levels.
  • Increased feelings of being overwhelm, panicked or fearful or a general, non-specific unease may occur during this time.
  • It becomes increasingly clear that some basic restructuring of your life is necessary.
  • Themes that come to your attention now are completions, atonement of karmic cycles, death, rebirth, renewal, deep healing, regeneration, and a focus on what is most essential to you feeling alive.

Many Blessings and Light,

~Elizabeth Jones

*NOTE: The Logos of the Universe have been stated in ancient texts and are the basic precepts that can help us to understand the Universe and his/her place in it. While I do not pretend to have anything close to a thorough understanding of them, I have personally found that studying these teachings have helped me to grasp these principles to at least some degree, thus giving me a sense of them and how they operate in my life. Again, there are many such teachings in every tradition and ancient culture. I will add that in my own exploration of these things, it is critically important to enter such studies with two things in mind: one is to stay open-minded, willing to see with “new eyes” and two is to seek the common themes and essential truths within all great teachings, as they are certainly there.

Other places to check out:
Where Are the Planets Now?
~ AstroCurrents Monthly (ACM)
~Uranus in Aries

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