Transit (moving) Pluto in the houses can last for a very long time - sometimes decades! - so you’re going to endure transit Pluto in one house for a very long time. Transit Pluto usually only moves through 3-5 houses in a chart during your lifetime.
As Pluto is in a house, you’ll have to work to transform the areas of life ruled by the house. This can be most obvious when transit Pluto first enters a house, and you’re slapped in the face with his intense, passionate, profound energy. It’s tempting to run, but Pluto will just chase you down and torture you. So don’t do it!
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Transit Pluto in the 1st House
The 1st house is the house of the self, so transit Pluto in the 1st house can bring about power struggles and control issues with virtually any area of life, you can be more relentless and intense, and rage can be a bit of an issue. You may come across very intense and serious, brooding and dark, and can focus on the darker issues.
How to survive:
This transit gives you a great opportunity to get more control over your life and find your own power. You just need to get through the start of it when you’re feeling a little rage-y and out of control. This is a great time for transforming yourself for the better in a deep and profound way, a way that will last long after Pluto leaves your 1st house. Focus on what you need to change about yourself or your life, and work on making changes that will stick. They can take a long time, and you may work at them one at a time, but by the time the transit is over, you can see you’ve completely transformed in every way. You may need to work harder at trying to be more optimistic during this time, but if you’re doing things right and you’re really working on changing, that can make it easier to do.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 1st house, hard aspects to the 1st house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 2nd House
The 2nd house rules your finances, values, security, and confidence, so having transit Pluto in your 2nd house can bring about big financial problems, make you question your values, take away what you need for security, or take away your confidence. You can feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath you.
How to survive:
It’s crucial that you assess what you need to feel secure in your life and determine whether it’s positive and healthy or not. If it isn’t, work to eliminate it and replace it with something that is. The more you cling, the harder it can be. You also need to work on making sure you have a positive view of money, and are generating money is a positive way. If you’ve been in the grey area, that can bite you in a big way. If you’re normally not that financially responsible, that can be made worse until you work on becoming more detailed and focused on your finances. You may also need to work on developing a system of values that is true to who you are and that you can live by. If you don’t really connect to the values you say you’re passionate about or live them in your life, then that can create more problems for you. It’s important to be authentic during this transit.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 2nd house, hard aspects to the 2nd house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 3rd House
The 3rd house rules communication and your mind, so when transit Pluto is in the 3rd house, you can struggle mentally, getting stuck in foul moods, becoming obsessed with your interests, and wanting to dominate conversations with others, feeling it’s your way or the highway.
How to survive:
You have to work on getting control over your mind and words. Pluto rules control, so this can be easier to do, and you can use your mental energy to your advantage. If you aren’t forceful in communications and instead present clear ideas and thoughts, people can naturally admire your ideas and thoughts, and listen more to you and are more easily convinced of your position. Pick and choose when you inject your thoughts, and your words can carry more weight as well. You may need to work on transforming your way of communicating or learning so you can be clearer and more focused mentally, or work on transforming your outlook. If you’re getting stuck in bad moods, that may be a clue that you need to do some work on your mind to change your perception.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 3rd house, hard aspects to the 3rd house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 4th House
The 4th house rules the home, family, emotions, and foundation, so having transit Pluto in the 4th house can bring about power struggles and control issues at home or with family, emotional issues, difficulty controlling your emotions (especially rage), or feel that your internal foundation is shaky, which can lead to lots of other problems.
How to survive:
This transit is a good time for you to transform your view of home (what it means to you) or to transform your physical space (excellent for buying a fixer-upper and renovating). This can help you feel more connected to your living space, more comfortable and “at home”. You may also need to assess your issues with your family, and determine if you can salvage the relationships you have with them and transform them. If you can’t, you may need to let go. This can also be a good transit to dig deep within yourself, getting to your core, and understanding your emotional issues, what gets to you, what makes you tick, and how you can become stronger internally. There is a chance for you to become much, much stronger emotionally, and this can set you up for the rest of your life.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 4th house, hard aspects to the 4th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 5th House
The 5th house rules love, creativity, and your children, so transit Pluto in the 5th house can show struggles over power and control in love, intimacy issues, getting obsessed with your hobbies and creativity, being overly serious at times and not being able to enjoy yourself, or have difficulties with your children (if you have any).
How to survive:
With the 5th house being a creative house, one of the best things you can do with Pluto here is focus on creative outlets, and using your creative side to help you unwind. Make time to do the things you love, even if you think they’re silly and you’re “too old for that”. If you have issues with love and intimacy, this is the time to work on them, otherwise you continue to have problems in your love relationships. Pluto loves it when you work on the stuff you’re holding deep down inside, and work to transform your approach and perspective. Be careful of becoming a little obsessed at times as well, or of attracting love interests to you who may be a little stalker-y. This may be a clue that you have something you need to work on. And if you have children, make sure you’re giving them enough room that they don’t feel you’re trying to control them.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 5th house, hard aspects to the 5th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 6th House
The 6th house is the house of work, and rules your daily life and health, so having transit Pluto in the 6th house can bring about power struggles and control issues at work, with the people you work with or for, you may struggle to have passion for the work you do and have very little patience if you don’t care for your work, and you may struggle with daily life as well, having little patience or being more easily angered, and struggling to control your health.
How to survive:
When it comes to work, you absolutely need to be doing something you love to do. If you don’t, it’ll eat away at you until you explode one day. Avoid that by focusing on doing work that you love. If you’re not in a job you care for and you see this transit coming, start planning to make a change to do something you do care for. If you’re already experiencing this transit, work harder on the plan to make a change! Pluto loves a good transformation, so give it to him. As for daily life, work on being better in control of yourself through your routine, schedule, and lifestyle. This transit can help you develop some crazy good organizational skills! And make sure you have an outlet for any anger and frustrations that come up so you’re less likely to snap. For your health, it’s important for you to be more proactive with health issues and with living a more healthy lifestyle, and to take treatments more seriously. The outlet for anger and frustration is also helpful, and you may want to work on addressing anger-related issues that you hold deep inside of yourself, otherwise it can turn into health problems.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 6th house, hard aspects to the 6th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 7th House
The 7th house is the house of relationships, so when transit Pluto is in the 7th house, you can experience power struggles and control issues in your relationships and with the people in your life. You may become aware of more and more enemies and people who seem to be working against you, and you may have more relationship issues come out. You may attract more people into your life who have ill intentions, are obsessive or controlling, or bring out your dark side.
How to survive:
It’s important for you to work on your relationship issues with this transit. The more relationship and commitment issues you have, the worse this transit can be, so work them out and transform the way you approach relationships and commitment. If you can do that, you can develop very strong bonds with others. People who come into your life who seem to be working against you may be showing you something you don’t want to see about yourself, or teaching you something you need to learn, BUT you shouldn’t keep anyone in your life who treats you badly just to learn a lesson. The lesson may very well be for you to stand up for yourself and get away from them! If you continue to see bad people come into your life or people already in your life turning darker, you may want to ask yourself if you’re the one bringing it out in them subconsciously.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 7th house, hard aspects to the 7th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 8th House
The 8th house is the house Pluto naturally rules, so transit Pluto can feel at home with this house. This can help you to feel more at ease with the energy, and you can focus on trying to use the Pluto and 8th house energy well. Seek to dig deeper inside of yourself and others, to gain greater understanding, to forge stronger emotional bonds with others, to work on your inner demons, and to transform yourself or your life for the better,
When you have another transit planet in the 8th house, you can focus on this even more; if you have hard aspects to the 8th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a hard Pluto aspect, you may need to deal with the darker elements of yourself or your life, and it becomes crucial to let in some light and transform.
Transit Pluto in the 9th House
The 9th house rules higher learning, long-distance travel, the law, and expansion, so when transit Pluto is in the 9th house, you can become obsessed with learning more about subjects and the world, with going far and breaking out of the chains around your life, and gaining as much freedom as you can, but it might mean running away from what’s important and meaningful. You can experience legal issues more easily and struggle to gain control over the situation.
How to survive:
The 9th house is a lighter house, ruled by optimistic Jupiter, while Pluto is serious and rules the darkness, so there’s a degree of balance that needs to be struck between optimism and expansion and realism and obsession. You may sway between them at times, but finding some middle ground can be a big help. You do need some more space and freedom to do your own thing under this transit, and the more chained you feel, the more you may rebel and run. Take space whenever you can grab it, but don’t push everyone and everything away. You may just end up isolated if you do that. It is a good time for learning if you can avoid getting too lost in what you’re learning. As for the law, well, don’t break it! You’ll be a lot less likely to get away with it or get off with a slap on the wrist, so don’t even think about trying. If you already have and are already in trouble, show you take it seriously and work to transform yourself.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 9th house, hard aspects to the 9th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 10th House
The 10th house rules your career, goals, and direction, so with transit Pluto in the 10th house, you can experience power struggles and control issues within your career, especially if you don’t care for the career you’re in, become tragically ambitious and obsessed with achieving and succeeding, are overly difficult on yourself for perceived failures, and can become obsessed with the direction you’re going in, but may miss that you should change course.
How to survive:
If you’re not happy with the career you’re in, work on making plans to change and do what you love. If you love what you do, you can see less struggles for power and control. There may be people who are threatened by you no matter what you do, but keep your cool. If you can remain composed, you can come across as strong and powerful. This can attract people to you who are powerful and in positions to help you advance further. Make sure you’re making room for things that are not goals, but rather just things you like to do and people you enjoy being with. If you don’t give attention to your loved ones and don’t tne dot your heart, you can lose a lot in your life. Try not to be too hard on yourself if you fail, and work on learning a lesson and quickly coming back from defeat.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 10th house, hard aspects to the 10th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 11th House
The 11th house rules your dreams for your future, friendships, groups you belong to, and causes you champion, so transit Pluto in the 11th house can bring out power struggles and control issues with your friends or in groups, make you obsessed with your dreams or with your causes, and you may force what you think on others.
How to survive:
If you start seeing power struggles and control issues coming up with friends or in groups, ask yourself if this is a healthy friendship or group for you first, and then ask yourself if maybe you’re the problem. If it’s you, work on the issues that are bringing about problems in the first place. With your causes, it’s good for you to do something for others and have a cause to be passionate about, but you want to make sure you’re taking time away to also take care of yourself. As for your dreams for your future, this can be an excellent transit to achieve your dreams and make them reality if you can avoid being obsessive. Be smart, do your homework, be responsible, but also make room for other things in your life, otherwise even if you achieve your dream, you’ll have suffocated it to death once you do.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 11th house, hard aspects to the 11th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Transit Pluto in the 12th House
The 12th house is the house of endings, rules what’s hidden to us, our subconscious mind, baggage, the past, and karma, so having transit Pluto in the 12th house can stir up deep subconscious issues, motivations, and desires, dredge up ancient history and past drama, make baggage feel even heavier, make you feel like the Universe is out to get you, or make you your own worst enemy.
How to survive:
There’s only one thing you can do with this transit, and that’s face the past, the baggage, the subconscious issues, all of that stuff that you’ve got hidden away inside of you or hidden away in the past, and bring it out. Face it, deal with it, and let it go. This transit can be a period of deep clearing and cleansing spiritually, emotionally, and physically. If you refuse to do this, you can see all sorts of things in your life go wrong, and it may seem like it’s random, coincidence, or strange in some way. This is an excellent time to dive into your spiritual self and forge a stronger connection to your intuitive side and the subtle energies all around you. You can develop a strong connection to the mystical and metaphysical, but make sure you don’t dive too far into obsession.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 12th house, hard aspects to the 12th house cusp or ruler, a hard Saturn or Uranus aspect, or a Pluto aspect.
Suggested Reading: Pluto is Power, Passion, Dark & Deep
May's new moon occurs on the 15th at 7:48AM ET in Taurus. In Taurus, we can slow things down a little, take a breather (probably needed after the Mercury retrograde!), and work on enjoying the moment a little bit. We can look around and smell the roses. Or maybe some cookies if you're like me and hate the smell of roses!
We can work to bring more stability and security into our lives and the world, and can feel more confident, placing more value in ourselves and our choices. We can work to live more by what we value in life, and focus on what we feel is worthy of our time and attention.
Taurus is one of the money rulers, so we may see some developments financially in some way with countries or corporations, and we can personally focus on improving financial matters and bringing more stability and security to our financial situations.
This new moon also occurs on the same day that Uranus moves into Taurus (11:16AM ET, so a few hours after the new moon). Uranus has been in Aries since 2010, and we start to shift our focus for the future (what Uranus rules). We can see more changes coming when it comes to anything Taurus related (finances, values, stability, security, anything with the Earth as Taurus is the earthy earth sign). Mars also enters Aquarius, the sign Uranus rules, overnight (12:54AM ET May 16th), so there is some major focus on the future and change! And with the new moon coinciding, we can be excited, enthusiastic, and ready for the new journey for the next decade.
This new moon is slightly wide (over 3 degrees) trine (positive aspect) transit (moving) Pluto in Capricorn. This can give us a little boost of power and control, passion and purpose, and we can work to transform for the better, remain focused, and want any changes to be the kind that will last a long, long time.
This new moon occurs at 24 degrees 36 minutes in Taurus. The major aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 22 degrees 36 minutes - 26 degrees 36 minutes Taurus
Sextile: 22 degrees 36 minutes - 26 degrees 36 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 22 degrees 36 minutes - 26 degrees 36 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 22 degrees 36 minutes - 26 degrees 36 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Opposition: 22 degrees 36 minutes - 26 degrees 36 minutes Scorpio
The month's full moon occurs on May 29th at 10:20AM ET in Sagittarius. Full moons tend to be emotional energy but Sagittarius is the happy sign, so Sagittarius full moons tend to be a little less serious and intense than the rest. We can work to be more optimistic, to focus on the good that we've got going on, and want to make sure we're seeing the big picture so we're not getting lost in the weeds and causing unnecessary stress.
With Sagittarius, we may see something with learning or travel, an important legal decision or situation, or something that impacts the international community, all ruled by Sagittarius. We may be more passionate about our beliefs, defending them and standing up and speaking out. That can be a good continuation of the new Uranus energy too - Uranus loves a good humanitarian cause!
We just need to make sure we're not being closed-minded at all, and remain open to all of the ways of living, being, and maintaining space and freedom for all. If we don't feel we have the space we need and freedom we want, we can push and run.
Plans for expansion and exploration can be finalized, big talkers might talk a little bigger, and some promises may be empty, so be mindful of the ones you choose to believe.
This full moon occurs at 8 degrees 10 minutes Sagittarius. The major aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 6 degrees 10 minutes - 10 degrees 10 minutes Sagittarius
Sextile: 6 degrees 10 minutes - 10 degrees 10 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Square: 6 degrees 10 minutes - 10 degrees 10 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 6 degrees 10 minutes - 10 degrees 10 minutes Aries or Leo
Opposition: 6 degrees 10 minutes - 10 degrees 10 minutes Gemini
Every sign has its own unique sense of humor. Some more than others (as some of you can attest to!). Leo and Gemini tends to govern humor, with these two being the silliest, goofiest of signs, the most light-hearted and the ones who love to laugh most. If you have a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) or Jupiter in either of these signs or the houses they rule (3rd house for Gemini, 5th house for Leo), you can be seen as a more humorous person. Same can be said if you have either of these signs as your Rising or Midheaven.
Sarcasm is a horse of a different color. Sarcasm is decidedly fixed sign: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, with Scorpio being the most sarcastic sign. If you have several fixed sign personal planets, Rising, Midheaven, or planets in the succedent houses (2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th), you can have sarcastic humor. Fixed sign humor can also be darker and dirtier. Oddly enough, if you have your Saturn at a critical degree, especially if it's also in a fixed sign or in the 1st house, this can also instill a sarcastic sense of humor.
The fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) can prefer more physical comedy, and are the pranksters of the signs. The air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) can have a more intellectual approach to comedy, and tend to be drier or wittier. The earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) may take a little more time to move to laughter, and Cancer and Pisces can probably be the most misunderstood with their comedy. Pisces can like gross humor too.
For everyone, there's also asteroid Thalia (number 23), one of the Muses, who rules comedy. It's common to see this asteroid prominent in the charts of comedians.
(originally from the October 2015 monthly newsletter)
Mundane astrology studies the impact of the planets on the world at large. It’s a wider view of astrology and how it impacts all of us as societies, countries, and Earthlings.
When you're interpreting a chart in mundane astrology, whether it's for a country, corporation, or event, the houses in the chart can be similar to how they're interpreted in the natal. You just have to adjust for the fact that you're not interpreting for an individual.
The Houses in Mundane Astrology
1st house: Just as the 1st house of a natal chart is part of the identity of the person, so too is the 1st house part of the identity of the country/city/corporation in mundane astrology. In the chart for an event, the 1st house can show certain people involved (in the chart for an attack, for example, the 1st house rules the attackers while the 7th house rules the victims).
The general outlook of a country/city/corporation and way that country/city/corporation and society of that country comes across can be seen with the 1st house. Planets in the 1st house can seep into the “personality” of the country, just like in natal astrology. Planets moving through the 1st house and aspects to the 1st house cusp, ruler, and planets in the 1st house can impact the country/city/corporation as a whole, and in charts for events, can show a main focus or influence.
2nd house: The 2nd house rules finances, so in mundane astrology, the 2nd house rules the finances, wealth, and possessions/property of the people as a whole. The 2nd house also rules our values and value system, so the sign on the cusp and planets in the house can show the values of a country/city/corporation.
Planets moving through the 2nd house and aspects to the 2nd house cusp, ruler, and planets in the 2nd house can impact the finances or values of a country/city/corporation, as well as the general confidence that the people have in the country/city/corporation. In event charts, the 2nd house can often show possessions or things of value that are impacted by the event.
3rd house: The 3rd house is one of the communication houses as well as one of the houses ruling travel, but it’s short travel, so travel by bus, car, bicycle, etc. In charts for countries/cities, it can show the way people move around, how they interact with one another, how communities come together, and things like traffic, mass transit, local newspapers.
The 3rd house also rules young people and primary education, though some of the old books say the 5th house rules actual school since it’s where groups of children come together. I tend toward the 3rd house, but you can play with both. The 3rd house can show the general attitude of a country/corporation and the way it gets its message across or is heard.
4th house: The 4th house rules the home and country, family, and is one of the houses of foundation, governing the internal foundation for individuals, so it’s the “core” foundation of a country/city/corporation, the base.
Transits and aspects involving the 4th house tend to impact the core of the country/city/foundation, shaking it or improving it. The land as well as the weather is ruled by the 4th house (and Moon), so this house can often be in play for weather events in event charts.
5th house: The 5th house rules what we find fun, our hobbies and love, so in mundane astrology, it can show recreational events, gatherings, or locations, often prominent in sporting events and celebratory gatherings. It can show what we as a society enjoy most and gravitate toward doing for fun.
The 5th house rules the entertainment industry, so this house can also show the “celebrities” of a country/city. The 5th house rules children, so the children of a country/city come under the rulership of this house.
6th house: The 6th house is the house of work, daily life, health, and pets, so the health of a nation can fall under its domain.
Transits and aspects involving the 6th house can impact health news, job news, the economy or some part of the job market, and often in charts for events, the 6th house can show the health of the people involved or that the event occurs at a workplace or involving people who work together. This house can show the general attitude toward work by a country/city/corporation.
7th house: The 7th house rules the other people in our lives, so this house can show the other countries/cities/corporations and foreign entities a country/city/corporation comes across and deals with. This house is one of the houses ruling our enemies, so it can show both the others we like and we don’t.
In charts for events, the 7th house can rule the other people involved (like the victims). Transits and aspects with the 7th house can influence our ability to get along or to make peace.
8th house: The 8th house rules the money that isn’t ours, so the debts a country/city/corporation owe, the loans they take out or give, interest, and taxes. The 8th house is also associated with death (along with the 4th and 12th houses, and Saturn), and in charts for events, is often strong with events involving murder, terror attacks, shootings, etc. (and Scorpio and Pluto or Mars, the natural rulers of the 8th house).
The 8th house also likes to pop up regarding situations of inequality or where people have felt oppressed.
9th house: The 9th house is one of the communication houses as well as one of the travel houses, but governs far travel by plane or boat, connections between faraway places (like big highways spanning a country), and higher education (colleges and universities). It can also be prominent in charts for events that occur in places or gatherings of recreation, especially where people from many places can come together or an international event.
The 9th house also rules the law, so transits and aspects involving the 9th house can show legal issues a country/city/corporation is dealing with, or issues with the judicial system of a country/city.
10th house: The 10th house is one of the houses of foundation, ruling the external foundation of a country/city/corporation, as well as the public image that a country/city/corporation tries to present or has (what they’re known for).
The 10th house rules our government itself, our leaders, the people in charge like a president, king, or CEO. Transits and aspects involving the 10th house tend to impact the leaders, the people at the top, or can make the country/city/corporation feel like they’re hitting a high point/reaching something important (since the 10th house is the highest part of the chart) or being kicked down (in charts for events, a retrograde planet conjunct the 10th house cusp often shows someone/something being brought down - sometimes literally).
11th house: The 11th house rules the masses, society as a whole, and groups. In charts for events, the 11th house is often prominent with events that occur with a large group of people.
Transits and aspects involving the 11th house can impact society as a whole, as well as prompt change or rebellion since the 11th house is naturally ruled by Uranus and Aquarius, and bring out idealism or hope.
12th house: The 12th house rules places of confinement, so the prisons and hospitals of a country/city are ruled by the 12th house, and the people who work/live in them. The 12th house is the house of the hidden, so transits and aspects involving the 12th house often bring out something that’s been hidden in the dark and out into the public consciousness, exposing dark underbellies and unseemly characteristics of society/cities/countries/corporations.
The 12th house also rules endings, so in the charts for events, the 12th house can represent how the event ends (especially in charts for sporting events, the 12th house is often tied to however the game ends).
Suggested Reading: Intro to Astrology Houses
Mars Retrograde in Aries: September - November 2020
Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra: October - November 2020
Anaretic Saturn in Capricorn
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto 2020
Saturn Conjunct Pluto 2020
October 2020 New & Full Moons
November 2020 New & Full Moons
Black Moon Lilith in Taurus: October 2020 - July 2021
Jupiter in Capricorn: December 2019 - December 2020
Saturn in Aquarius: March - July 2020, December 2020 - March 2023
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026