Pluto gets big activation in 2022, so this is a big year for what Pluto rules: transformation. Make the most of it!
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Pluto in Astrology
Pluto rules transformation, power, and control. Whatever transit (moving) Pluto is touching in your natal chart, this is an area where you may be experiencing major transformations, fighting over power, and taking control.
Your natal Pluto can show where you may experience this your entire life, and may encounter lots of power struggles, yet also have the capacity for great power. Transit Pluto shows where this is focused at the moment, and aspects can show if this is challenging or easy.
Hard Pluto aspects (conjunction, square, opposition) can be some of the hardest aspects to endure, since Pluto digs up what's hidden underneath the surface and brings to light whatever we've been running from. These aspects tend to be face-your-demons aspects, and you either do it and transform, or you don't and Pluto makes it worse for you.
Pluto Activation in 2022
So, coming into 2022, Venus is retrograde in Capricorn until January 29th. This began December 19th 2021, and it started with Venus conjunct (aligned with) Pluto. This kicked off major energy for transformations, and we've already begun to see how we need to transform, what we need to face, and what we've been running from.
Dwarf planet Ceres ended its retrograde on January 14th trine Pluto, which is a beneficial aspect, so midmonth, we've been feeling like it's a little easier to take control with what we need for safety and security, and we can transform the way we nourish ourselves. This can make us feel empowered right now.
Mercury retrograde ends February 3rd conjunct Pluto, and this brings more attention to what we need to transform. We may be fighting over power and control, and transformation may be the way out instead. The final Mercury retrograde of 2022 starts December 29th conjunct Pluto, and what we may see coming out of the current Mercury retrograde may pop up again at the end of the year, and we can focus more on transformation.
The next two Mercury retrogrades end trine Pluto (June 3rd and October 2nd). This makes it easier to work on positive transformations for the better coming out of those retrogrades.
Mars tours Capricorn, the sign Pluto is in, January 24th to March 6th, and is conjunct Pluto on March 3rd. This can give lots of energy and drive to transform, and we can feel more powerful and in control. Passionate energy can be strong, and we can do more with it.
This is also the last full year Pluto will be in Capricorn as it begins to move into Aquarius in 2023. This means 2022 may be your last chance to work with the Pluto in Capricorn energy. This started over a decade ago, and transformations that began back then may be coming to a close this year. It's the final chapter closing, in many ways, and we can look back and see how much we've changed in this time.
Suggested Reading: Surviving Transit Pluto in the Houses