Transit Pluto in Astrology
Transit (moving) Pluto travels slowly, spending many years in one sign. The aspects it makes last three years (the year before, of, and after), and transit Pluto through a house can last for many years. Transit Pluto can show areas where you experience power struggles or gain more control, where you can undergo massive transformations, and where you can grow.
Transit Pluto in the Houses
Transit Pluto Aspects to Natal Planets
Transit Pluto in the Houses
Transit Pluto in the 1st House
When transit Pluto is in your 1st house, you can take control of your life and not give any of it over to anyone else any longer. At the beginning of this transit, things that you’ve kept hidden away can burst out, and you may find yourself having fits of rage and you don’t know where it’s coming from. You can see people for who they are, and understand what drives them. This is a good time to transform yourself or your life in some way, to take back control, and to get below the surface.
Transit Pluto in the 2nd House
When transit Pluto is in your 2nd house, especially during the beginning, you can experience a period where you lose everything you think that you need for security and safety in life. They’re likely things that you don’t really need and have been keeping out of fear, and you need to let them go and build greater confidence in yourself and inner strength so you’re not relying on anything outside of yourself for security. You may lose a lot during this transit, physically, mentally, emotionally, but walk away much stronger.
Transit Pluto in the 3rd House
When transit Pluto is in your 3rd house, your words have merit, and people take your thoughts and ideas seriously. You can sway people to your side with your words, and this is an excellent time for you if you work with words somehow (like a writer, speaker, singer, etc.). You can transform your relationships with your siblings, neighbors, and community. You can also dig deep into your mind, gaining control over your mental capabilities, and use that mental power to your advantage.
Transit Pluto in the 4th House
When transit Pluto is in your 4th house, you can make changes to your home through moving or making renovations. Even if you don’t want to fix anything up in a house, you’ll likely encounter issues that force you to make changes. You can also experience issues with your family. If you have anything that’s been building up between you and other family members, it can come bursting out now. You can transform the relationship you have with your family.
Transit Pluto in the 5th House
When transit Pluto is in your 5th house, you take love much more seriously, and can almost become obsessed when you think you’re in love. You’re more passionate and intense, and can take that too far if you let it. You can transform your love relationships, or be transformed through them. You can become more connected to your hobbies, and want to pursue what you enjoy more than anything else, but you may have a hard time letting loose when you have the chance.
Transit Pluto in the 6th House
When transit Pluto is in your 6th house, you want to improve your physical health, and this is a good time to transform the way you treat your body. You may become drawn to more alternative health methods. Just make sure you don’t become too obsessed and end up causing more harm than good. In your job, you can have power struggles with coworkers, or change your work environment by finding another job, going into another field, or losing your job.
Transit Pluto in the 7th House
When transit Pluto is in your 7th house, you can experience power struggles in any of your relationships, and the new people that you commit to may try to control you, or vice versa. You can become obsessed with having a partner, and jealousy can creep into relationships. Don’t go overboard and cling to them like crazy or you’ll just push them away. If you can keep yourself from going too crazy, you can have more passion and intimacy in your relationships.
Transit Pluto in the 8th House
When transit Pluto is in your 8th house, you can transform anything that you need to or want to during this transit. Take things that are old and dusty that no one else will touch, and make them shine again. This can be a good time to deal with joint finances, taxes, debts, loans, or inheritances, and straighten issues out, or you can see issues present themselves in those areas. Don’t do anything sketchy with money or you’ll pay the piper and find yourself completely broke.
Transit Pluto in the 9th House
When transit Pluto is in your 9th house, you can become obsessed with your beliefs and try to get everyone to believe what you do. It’s fine to identify strongly with what you believe, but not to force it on everyone else. You may transform your beliefs and go towards something more unusual. When you’re discussing things with people, you do so more passionately and with conviction. If you go back to school, try studying Pluto-related subjects, like psychology, forensics, research, science, or anything to do with sex or death.
Transit Pluto in the 10th House
When transit Pluto is in your 10th house, you can become obsessed with your ambitions and trying to succeed no matter what it takes. Don’t take on a tragically ambitious attitude, and you should be fine. Don’t avoid changes in your career either, because they’ll happen whether you want them to or not. Try to take control and make changes yourself to make it easier on you. If you fight it, you’ll suffer. Allow room to grow and change professionally.
Transit Pluto in the 11th House
When transit Pluto is in your 11th house, you can become obsessed with your causes and trying to improve the world in some way. This can lead to great charitable efforts, or to you going overboard and not accomplishing anything except being annoying. You can let go of the dreams that you have that don’t seem viable or you’ve outgrown, and make others come true. You can transform the friendships that you have, and you take your friendships more seriously.
Transit Pluto in the 12th House
When transit Pluto is in your 12th house, you can get in touch with old issues and work on them now. It’s a great time to start therapy and work on psychological issues. If you run from these problems, bigger problems will present themselves, so don’t run. It’s not as scary to deal with them as you think it is. You can completely transform yourself and eliminate loads of baggage during this transit if you don’t fight it.
Transit Pluto to Natal Planets
Transit Pluto to Natal Sun
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Sun, you have the opportunity to become your true self. You can’t hide from it, no matter how much you want to or try. Issues that you’ve kept avoiding become unavoidable now. You won’t stand for the same kind of misery that you may have tolerated before for the sake of peace or to make others happy. Get in touch with who you are deep inside, and find out as much about yourself as possible.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Sun, you can experience changes, but they’re not as overt, yet they can have a large impact on you. You feel more powerful and in control of your life, and you don’t feel the need to control anyone else. You can have a transformation in your life that makes things better. It’s a good time to focus on a serious subject, dig deeper into people or situations, and have a better grasp on your motivations.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Sun, you may try to exert power over others which makes them stay away from you. A deep issue that you’ve been holding in comes out, and it’s a challenge to work through it, but it leads to profound change in your personality or life. You have to learn to let go of something that isn’t doing you any good anymore. There are many things that you’ll likely have to face, and change what you value and the way you approach life. You may feel more fearful, insecure, and emotional. Watch for dark moods and outbursts. You could push yourself too far, become too obsessed with some things, and need to pull yourself back so you don’t completely break.
Transit Pluto to Natal Moon
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Moon, it’s a period of great change, to yourself and to your environment. Pluto is all about transformations, and when Pluto conjuncts your Moon, you make transformations that will enhance your emotional state. This may first require that you strip everything away that isn’t working and start from scratch. Often the changes made are profound and, when looked back upon, turning points. It can be an intense period, and generally, whether it’s positive or negative depends on other aspects and how you deal with things. If handled negatively, then this will be a time of upheaval, stress, and irrationality. If handled well, then you can make changes to your life you never dreamed of.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Moon, you have a strong yearning for change, but it’s not overwhelming or stressful. You can develop an understanding of your emotional makeup and expand your relationships, growing closer to loved ones. They become more encouraging of you, and allow you to grow more as a person. This is usually a good time to extensively renovate your home.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Moon, you’re usually in for a rough ride. I experienced the square as a teenager, and pretty much lost my marbles (of course, I also had my progressed moon moving through Scorpio, and Pluto had recently entered my Second House, a time of unstable security if your life is already on shaky ground). The likelihood of experiencing problems like depression or anxiety is much higher, as your emotions take hold of you and can spiral out of control. Subconscious issues are brought to the surface, and you’re often forced to confront deep-seated emotional and psychological problems that you just want nothing to do with. If you resist, that only makes it worse. This is one of the most difficult aspects to handle, and can show a darker side to yourself than you imagined you had. Your emotions are extreme and varying, and you’re vulnerable to the max. If you tend to escapism, then you’ll likely go that route, and lose yourself in something self-destructive. If you’re lucky, this aspect will hit at a time when you’ve worked through any emotional/psychological problems, have built a stable, secure life, and are an overall happy person, because then you’ll likely escape the worst, and you can try to use the energy positively. But Pluto is a sneaky bloodsucker who usually picks his prey well, so search out the name of a good therapist ahead of time.
Transit Pluto to Natal Mercury
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Mercury, you’re more intense, and dig through everything to get to the core. You can’t accept anything at face value, and you’re constantly digging further. Secrets could be discovered. You may focus on more serious subjects, or confront old issues that you hold deep inside that have impacted your thoughts and mental patterns. This is a good time to break down the negative patterns you’ve developed and eliminate them completely.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you can bring things out into the open more easily. Whatever you study, you take seriously, and you’re more honest. You want your communications to be transformative. You could make a mental change, undergo a period of maturation, and grow.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Mercury, your intensity increases, almost to a point of being overwhelming. You can become too passionate about your ideas, dig too deeply, and be too skeptical. It’s hard for you to express yourself, and communications may prove difficult. You may feel like there’s too much to do, too much going on, and you have a hard time mentally dealing with it all. You may need to confront past issues that have impacted you mentally, and it’s uncomfortable and you don’t want to, but you have to.
Transit Pluto to Natal Venus
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Venus, you transform your relationships and values. You want more from them, no longer feeling satisfied with things that are just on the surface, and can dig deep. You’re more passionate and intense, and need to watch for becoming obsessed. Many people may leave your life if you don’t feel a strong connection with them. You can meet someone new who helps you grow and evolve.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Venus, you figure out who and what matters most to you in life. You can grow closer to loved ones, make realizations about your relationships, and experience profound love for someone. This can be a good time for your finances, especially if you’ve been working hard at something for some time.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Venus, you have to get below the surface of your relationships, or they’re all doomed. You can change the way you view a relationship, or the way you approach your relationships. All of the relationships that you have that haven’t been healthy for you, you can now get rid of. It may seem tumultuous at first, but it ends up being for the better in the long run. You can also experience problems with your finances, and need to watch for poor investments.
Transit Pluto to Natal Mars
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Mars, you have to completely change the way in which you deal with your anger, what drives you, and how you assert yourself. Pluto transforms whatever it touches, so it’s time to transform and change. It can be hard to hold anger back, and it could erupt. You can become obsessed, have a lot of sexual energy, be passionate, or have to deal with secrets. If you can focus your energy, you can accomplish an incredible amount.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Mars, your energy is good and you feel like you can accomplish a lot. You have drive and stamina, and can get others to come along with you. Your passions run higher, but you learn to not spend too much time wrapped up in anger, bitterness, or jealousy.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Mars, you have to resist the urge to be ruthless. You’re more driven now, and that can make you go to extremes to succeed. You can struggle over power and control. You feel the need to improve your security, but you may not feel like dealing with the core issues leading you to feel insecure in the first place. That’s the only way to get the security you need though.
Transit Pluto to Natal Jupiter
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Jupiter, you need to make changes regarding your life philosophy. You can adjust your life to fit your beliefs, and if you’ve been living your truth already, then this is a time of reward and progress. If you haven’t been living your truth, you experience conflict and can undergo a philosophical transformation.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Jupiter, you can expand your life in a powerful way that opens you up to new experiences and allows you to further your life path. You’re open to people from all walks of life, and want to learn about other ways of living.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Jupiter, you may feel like your life is stifling you, and you need to find a way out. You may try things that are too daring and risky in an effort to be free, and put yourself in bad situations. It’s okay to try to be more independent and free, but don’t create new problems for yourself. If you can keep yourself from going too far, you can make this aspect work for you.
Transit Pluto to Natal Saturn
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Saturn, you can be obsessed with a goal, to the detriment of everything else in your life. You need to step back and give yourself some space, otherwise you’ll miss out on everything. You’re driven and determined, and this can be a good time to make strides in your career and with your goals.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Saturn, you can implement profound changes in your life with greater ease, and make your life better. Focus on transforming something in your life or yourself, and let yourself change and grow. Your discipline is excellent, and you can work hard with determination and strength.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Saturn, you may feel like the rug is being pulled out from under you, and you’re worried about your worst fears coming to life. They likely won’t, but you still worry. Try to focus on making a transformation in your life to ease your fears and use the energy positively.
Transit Pluto to Natal Uranus
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Uranus, you have to make a change, and it must be profound, but you need to make sure you go about it in the right way or it’ll be a disaster. Don’t jump into anything, but don’t resist any change either. Think things through.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Uranus, you can implement change, but not be impulsive about it. You know what you need to do, and you can transform an area of your life for the better.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Uranus, you can experience great change that’s stressful and causes all sorts of issues, but it’s likely necessary. You may implement the change yourself, but do so in a way that’s not thought out so it doesn’t work too well at first. If you don’t act in haste, you can work with this transit.
Transit Pluto to Natal Neptune
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Neptune, you may be obsessed with your dreams, and this can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you handle it. You may give up on them temporarily, and lack belief in yourself.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Neptune, you’re at ease with your spirituality and your dreams, and you can use your active imagination to help you achieve your dreams.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Neptune, you may feel as though you can’t attain your dreams, so you give up on them. It can be hard for you to believe in yourself, your abilities, or your dreams. You may lack imagination when approaching problems. Your beliefs can change, but it may not be permanent.
Transit Pluto to Natal Pluto
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Pluto, change comes more easily to you, and you want to transform something for the better. Take what’s old and make it new again. This can also be a good time to get rid of things you no longer need, whether they be objects, people, issues, or mindsets. You can increase intimacy during this transit as well.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Pluto, things that have been pushed below the surface for some time can come bursting out. You need to make changes to yourself and to your life that will improve your quality of life and future, but not become so obsessed with it that it consumes you.
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