Pluto Transits

Pluto transits to the natal chart signals major life changing events which last about 18 months. As Robert Hand says “Pluto is not a mild or even very subtle planetary influence. You can always see its effects very clearly.” [Planets in Transit, p.477.]

Along with Eclipses, Pluto transits are the best way to understand the major changes going on in your life. They mark major turning points and you can gain understanding of the past by looking back, and learn to deal with what is happening now. Looking ahead can give you clues to your future.

48 thoughts on “Pluto Transits

  1. Can you comment on transiting Pluto square the moon? This transit to my Libra moon in my fourth house has resulted in my mother’s final illness and eventual death but there is a final exact square due in December. I think this will be the time when I get rid of all of her things and finally put my troubled childhood full of control issues and power games to rest. What do you think?

    • Yes, that sounds likely. You seem to be seeing things well. I really struggled with this transit years ago. Same time as a divorse and some health issues for myself.

  2. Right now the transiting Pluto conjuct my natal mercury 8 degree Capricorn (mercury – the ruler of the 7 and 9 house). 11 months ago, several days before the first Pluto conjuction, I sent an artistic project abroad. Interesting, the artist got only one part of the project, the other and the most important is obviously and intentionaly hidden by the people around the artist. I m looking forward to send it again by the end of the year looking for other people to help me doing it. I was talking about that with an astrologer and he told me I won’t make it out because of the Pluto influence. I wonder, how it’s possible if Pluto passes over my mercury by the end of the current year? I had so many problems during 2012 with firstly secret and now open enemies (regarding the project) and my question is, does Pluto conjuctions necesarry bring failures? I must remind that the ruler of my Ascedent, Jupiter goes direct next year entering my 7 house in March. Please if you can answer me, thise project is so important…thanks

  3. Hey there Jamie, my 23 y/o daughter is currently having an extremely tough time she is very hard working in fact would keep working till she drops, but is an extremely anxious soul also and very artistic, which is obvious to me as she has saturn conj neptune natally in her 2nd house, and yep this natal conjunction is at 11 cap, pluto giving her a beating.

    If you get a chance to comment on any positive potential this transit may reveal for those going thru this diabolical mess of a transit, once she survives it (yes she is feeling somewhat dramatic just now) I may be able to guide her to see what she may be able to work with in mind as encouragement. Yep us mums, especially the cancerian ones never stop being mum lol!

    • Hello Jamie!

      Your daughter can be a very talented music- man if she is nataly inclined to have a career in the artistic, this could be her chance to grow potentials in a career. She may be a great dancer if Neptune or either Saturn is lord of 1st house, Sun or Moon house or sign. There is also a practical side of the conjunction, that is the meaning of the useful sacrifice, she can better her material values of life. This transit is important for her future material well and i think it will finally lead to a good end for her future, Pluto is the providential will, God is never negative result oriented in His will. Also this may indicate that her friends can be deceiving and she suffers the lost of her financial aid, in order to discover her true material values.

  4. My dad died when Pluto finished the transit over his Ascendant, he had a natal Scorpio Mars over the 12th house that mean accidental, in total isolation, helpless and unexpected death but fortunately without long painful illness.

  5. Hello Steve. After lookinng at some of the questions and comments I am assuming this site is more inter-active than those I have visited so far which is different in a good way. I was looking to get insight into thhe up coming transiting Pluto opposition to my natal Uranus which will happen around may through july of this year. Although it does look like it will be exact due to thhe station/direct, station/retrogradation of the two planets the aspect will come within one degree of orb. I see by your replies you don’t intend to comment on these aspects until having dealt with others like Pluto-Sun, Pluto-ASC and Pluto-Moon. So I would like to be informed when you are going to comment on Pluto-Uranus especially the square and the opposition. Obviously the transiting square which hits exactitiude five times between 2011 and 2016 with two of those times coming later this year will have global/generational effects however within thhis context it seems to me certain segements of the aggregate will be required to react or more consciously respond to the energies availiable when these two do their dance as they are going to in my chart later this year. I would like to say what I think is possible under this configration which for me involves Capricorn/Cancer and the 10th/4th house dynamic (with Uranus being retrograde at birth) and I would be willing to provide birth-data if it would be helpful but as I said I am looking for other insight besides my own. James Page

  6. Can you comment on Pluto conjuncting Venus? I am two thirds of the way through this transit, but what puzzles me is all the stuff I read about how Pluto intensifies things. I have been single for years, and must admit I had been looking forward to this transit (!) as an astrologer had told me it would transform my life! But so far there is no change in my life at all; I have not got involved in any new relationship, nor have I even felt attracted to anyone. None of the intense, Plutonic, compulsive stuff that I keep reading about. No sex whatsoever! I worry that I am so screwed up that even Pluto cannot help me! What is going on??

    • There could be a time delay. I use precession correction for transits and that can push Pluto transits forward more than 6 months. Otherwise, the DC or even Moon in your chart might have more influence over relationships. Is your Venus aspectsed strongly compared to DC or Moon?

      • Jamie, thanks for your reply.

        My moon is in Leo (6th house) conjunct my DC. Venus is quite poorly aspected, I think – it’s in Capricorn (11th house) square Pluto and square Chiron.
        I really feel I need ‘unlocking.’ Was hoping Pluto would help! Is it possible that my Pluto conjunct Venus transit might have more to do with trying to transform self-worth issues – the inner life – than with relationships in the external world?

  7. I have been reading and looking into pluto transits because I am currently facing many years of it to come! I have a capricorn stellium in my 8th house. Right now pluto is going back and forth over my natal Venus 8 deg of Cap then on to north node at 14deg then mercury and Jupiter at 23 deg and finally (if I survive) my sun at 29 degrees! I have had major financial issues which r slowly resolving (Venus) so now with my north node I am wondering what next?

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