Pluto Conjunct Moon Transit

Pluto Conjunct Moon Transit Pluto conjunct Moon transit brings major life changing experiences and these changes are deeply felt at the emotional level. Pluto conjunct the Moon will bring up intense psychological issues from deep in the soul, which will lead to a complete transformation of the emotional life. This transformation may start with a stripping away of the emotional security blanket, and you and other people have to adjust to this raw you.

The Moon also represent family and all other close emotional bonds, so these relationships can undergo changes. These relationships will become very important and this could range from greater emotional support and bonding, to separations. All things related to home and family are up for possible changes, including moving home, starting a family, becoming a grandparent, or children leaving home. The Moon can also represent the public, so this during this transforming journey over a couple of years, you may find that your most personal dramas are open to the world but this sharing can be a healing experience.

The ruthless nature of Pluto can have an effect whereby you experience others trying to overpower you or manipulate you. If this is the case you may learn to become ruthless yourself if that has not been in your nature. If you have been the dominant type, then you might find this transit mellows that out a bit. Going to extremes and finally finding a balance could be a theme over these couple of years.

In 1978, George W. Bush had Pluto conjunct his Moon This coincided with his first attempt at public office. It was the 19th Texas Congressional election which he lost by 6%. George ran a nice-guy campaign, his advisers wanted to him attack his opponent but he didn’t. George told his advisers that his opponent was also running the nice-guy campaign. 10 days before the election, George went head to head in a live radio debate with Hance and got totally hammered. For the following 10 days Hance kept up the attack. George learnt from this Pluto transit how to be ruthless.

In 2006, Charlie Sheen went through a bitter divorce during this transit. There was a very public and ruthless custody battle over the children, where his wife blamed Charlie’s addictions and threats of abuse for the marriage breakdown. In 2010, Michael Douglas experienced Pluto on his Moon by suffering life-threatening throat cancer, and by the power of Pluto he beat it. Arnold Schwarzenegger has also been going through this transit the last year, recently finished his final term as governor of California and now reading movie scripts. A re-birthing, total transformation.

100 thoughts on “Pluto Conjunct Moon Transit

  1. It is just starting for me! I have Mars & Moon at 9 degrees Capricorn in the 2nd house. Been exercising & purging my diet of junk food. I have been doing alot of deep thinking about my life, my self esteem, my Mother (never been close to her). You hear that Pluto is about death & transformation. I guess I will see for myself. I have also heard that when Pluto comes around is when you come into your power.

    • Do you know what they say is Capricorn’s ruler saturn is the area of the success your looking for. The rule I used for Pluto was “a genuine desire to help another or resistance = karma. On the other hand it is “not to dominate an other but to use it to improve your own life.” go figure. Pluto removes the barriers between us within and it is hidden inner actions ie occult, and reactions that shape us.
      Boy here I am the big authority figure today. Hope I’m on abit at least. Pluto is where the most energy is so you can do a lot there.
      For ex. the 4th house pluto can renovate forever and never run out of energy. But best if the work is done for the larger good than just for one’s own profits. Power is destructive without love. We here in BC are having BC Hydro acting out and costing us big time. Pluto.?
      So much power they’re a cold unfeeling machine now.

  2. oh goodie, if this is the toughness of the conjunction I am so looking forward to the square to my moon when Pluto gets to 14 cap, and here was me thinking i was free now he’s finished opposing my sun and merc in cancer….good lord hasn’t my Libra moon had enough from Saturn, especially as i have a 12th house moon, maybe i ought to book myself a room in a really nice asylum now 🙁

    • I wouldn’t say Pluto square Moon is going to be easy though. I remember it was tough on me. I will get to writing it up at some stage.

      • I am chuckling as I write this as I NEVER would have believed I am about to say this but, I am sooooo grateful to have just endured pluto opposing my merc! yep thats what I said I am grateful, why? because Uranus is squaring merc of course and I also have mars and merc trining merc, the last 24 hours the passion with which I think and feel thought thoughts has been powerful and unstoppable the words flowing straight through my mouth as if skipping all reasoning at full force, if pluto hadnt done such a diabolical job to have me wipping my shadow side into shape, it would have been destructively shameful instead of direct respectful and constructive……phew!

        • I just stopped chuckling in realisation that the next full moon at 7 virgo is conjunct my 6 virgo pluto…

  3. Jamie, this is so interesting. When Pluto was conjunct my Moon, my grandmother became ill with cancer and died. It was a total transformation of my emotional life and there was a lot of public recognition of that in family and friends, even friends of friends, because everyone talked about how much my grandmother and I had adored each other. It totally transformed mothering as well since she had been my primary caretaking figure and when she died I looked to my mother for the first time really in my memory as the person to nurture me. Pretty wild how perfect this article is!

  4. Hi there,
    I’ve just found out that that pluto will be conjuct my moon (within 3 degrees at most) until Jan 2016 when it will ease off a little to 3 degrees – which is still pretty tight! Gees, I hope the effects of this conjunction will ease off some by then too. Have i been feeling it! I’ve been wondering why my emotional life has been so intense over the past several months. I checked my chart recently and it all makes sense.
    At the moment I feel so exposed, uncomfortable and soooo challenged. God knows how I’m going to survive this for another 3+ years!
    Please someone give me some tips here!

  5. Hi all,
    as I’ve red all you wrote here had to comment a bit. T Pluton just finished with my Sun 5 Cap, and now is heading for Mercury 15, MC and Moon 17 Cap. I’m a bit wooried specially after reading all your comments 😀
    When Pl was on my Sun in 9 H (ruler of 5H) my life, my world and my understanding of that world and my self fundamentaly changed. i was kicked out of college with only 5 exams till diploma (maybe it was little my lazyness but others worse than me continued studying) because of strange misunderstandings and new rules wich shouldnt be aplied on me but did… long story short my whole world based on that college crashed. I chose that college cause of prosperity not my deep interest and had to pay the price. the worst was that i built my appearance on that proffesion (computers) so i felt i was ripped out from my roots, totaly naked and doomed. emotinally i hit the bottom and then everything started to change.
    To save all those years of studying i managed to enter another college, similar to my first, to finish what i started, and at the same time started studying (on another college) philosophy and teology- my deep love but pushed away long time ago because there is no money in that (my father was crucial in choosing life path for me). As I have exact So sq Ma in natal, when Pl started my transformation problems with my father occured. especially when i went studying philosophy (was 29 when started). at one point he even told me that i was to blame for all bad in his life (all my life i’ve addored him and everithing i did with my life was to make him happy). that was wery difficult time for me. father who has hateful fixation on me, two colleges and job. it was paintfull on emotional, spiritual and phisical level, transformation all over (at the same time T Pl trined my Ac, squared Saturn -strongest planet in my chart). now i have new direction, one diploma in my pocket, other (the important one) on the way, heading for PhD in philosophy… my believes and seeing of life changed in a big way. oh yes, i started painting and met soulmate 🙂

    so now i’m freaking out about next Pl moove. I know when it finishes with me I’ll be fine but how to go through all that at the same time??? (Mer, MC and Mo). Me is rooler of my 3H in gem, and Mo 4H in can. Transit over sun was paintfull on emotional level, what will happened when it hits moon??? 🙁 Natal Mo is in squares with Sa and Pl in 6H and Sa is rooler of Mc…
    could anyone say something about that? what to expect (except death-hope not)?

  6. This thread has great personal relevance to me, since I have Cancer sun 18 deg, Cancer Asc 14 deg, Cap moon 13 deg and Saturn in Sag 8 deg. I have built-in guilt for every and anything, with a Cap moon.
    I’ve been dreading Pluto’s transits there for years. Right now, Pluto has not exactly reached my moon and will station retrograde just minutes before it this year, then transit it direct for the first time in about a year from now.
    Our big dog died two years ago, leaving a whole in the house. Then one month ago my sweet little 14 year old chihuahua died from a brain tumor, despite living a very toxin-free and loving life. Her Cancer sun was right on my Asc 14 deg Cancer along with a tight Cancer stellium – Sun, North Node, Merc, Venus and Mars. She was like gold to me and me to her. I miss her and grieve for her very much.
    But my husband of 10 years is very ill (severe heart attack 2 and a half years ago) and most definitely dying, declining dramatically this past week. I’ve been coping with illness for many years but have made the effort to look after myself more, by walking, running, hiking, and planning to Nordic ski and snowshoe lots this winter, as well as spending a few months in SoCal to see a particular physical therapist who has helped me. But I won’t leave him as ill as he is, of course. I’ve known all along I have to get away for a few weeks when he passes, or I’ll drown in misery and grief.
    I feel things very deeply, esp as I age.
    One of the most important, nay, vital things for me now is to accept all the changing energies. I’ve been affirming this for years, since it always helps to accept and feel grateful for all we have in life. But that practice flew out the window when my little dog got sick 4 months before she died and all I could genuinely feel was longing and grief, unable to feel accepting of her life’s trajectory for more than a few seconds at a time. I still cry whenever I think of her, which is often.
    Now I am trying to keep my acceptance of all the transformations I’m experiencing, but I have felt depressed a lot since the heart attack.
    I used to get regular CranioSacral therapy which was incredibly helpful. Now I don’t fit with that practitioner, nor with my backup practitioner – there’s just no dynamic between us anymore, so I will look for another, since the combination of the patient being willing to let go and having a good facilitator from time to time, is truly powerful.
    I am also using Breath as therapy. There might not be anything stronger than breathwork for dissolving or dissipating negative energy. The obstacle is my own willingness to release negative energy.

    This post is rambling, not nice to follow, but I don’t feel like creating a nice compostition just yet. Am lucky to have the knowlege I have and to have a place to write these words and read your stories about Pluto-Moon transits.

    Cheers to all

  7. pluto just transiting MY natal moon – feels like an emotional storm. it dredged up some dark hidden impulses (sorry, but I would rather not talk about it in too much detail) and threw my life in disarray. heading up for divorce and into an emotional no man’s land haunted by the phantoms of the urges and cravings I never knew I harbored. tough, very tough time. and it came without any warning, like a bolt of the blue. I suppose the only thing I can do is be patient and ride it out. but it hurts like hell, and it feels like hell

  8. Hello. I’m reading the comments and also other articles on Pluto transiting over Moon.
    The problem is, Pluto is transiting over my Mars in Capricorn and it has exactly the same effect that people ascribe to Moon.
    Transformations? Check. Emotional storms? Check. Deep, powerful feelings surfacing in therapy? Check. Breakup with family? Check. Working on health? Check. Ruthlessness? Check. Loss of security? Check.

    Pluto will transit over my Moon in two years and I have no idea whatsoever what new it can do. It sounds like another violent revolution. I’ve been through it with Uranus, Saturn, Neptune and Mars, all in Capricorn 6th house. But I honestly can’t imagine what stone unturned could there be in my life. None except settling down with a good job and wife, but Pluto transits aren’t like that.

  9. So my natal moon is in Capricorn and is square my natal sun Libra. With Pluto in Capricorn right now, it is square my natal Sun. Will this go on until 2024? This has been one of the worst period of my life and the thought that I have another 9 years of upheaval, uncertainty and trauma is very discouraging. Any positive feedback would be much appreciated.


    • A Pluto transit will only last for 18 month or so. The dates above are for a whole decan which is ten birth-dates. You need to find the degree of your Sun to be more precise. Once Pluto is one degree past the square you will be feeling better.

    • same with me! worstttttttttttttttt ever.
      then my saturn transit in sag (my ascendant)
      big transformation?? with a lot pain :””)))

  10. Hi Jamie. Love your site. My progressed moon is at 12 Capricorn fifth house cusp Pluto stations this week direct at 12. Would the pr moon be as affected as in description of natal. Also. I do diurnals and the 12 to 13 cap is exact late October on my diurnal ascendant.

  11. Born at a full moon (11 Cancer sun, 15 Cap moon, houses 9 and 3) so Pluto (now at hits both these years.


    — A maddeningly itchy full-body mystery rash: Tender new skin working to the outside in a day rather than a month, Cancer sensitivity embodied. (“I have no skin!”) Only my face and toes were spared.
    Started in May 2014, slowed by a six-pack of prednisone that September, finally played itself out this summer. Docs baffled.
    — Husband and I acquired opposite thyroid conditions in 2013/14. I got fat, he got skinny and bug-eyed. He’s just coming out of fixing all that.
    — September 2014 I quit/retired my job on impulse. Having two autoimmune diseases seemed to be suggesting a long vacation, and it’s been great, with severance pay coming in just now as a good surprise.
    — Now there’s some compulsive behavior — eating too much with too much wine, absently picking at the few little scabs left from the rash. It’s semiconscious now, at least sometimes.

    But overall I think my life is good, love, family, garden, going well.

    Can TPluto-conjunct-moon continue to be good surprises? Or am I being a Pollyanna about the dread ahead?

    (Natally Pluto is at 12 Leo, two degrees before MC. Asc is 7 Scorpio.)

    • Thanks for this detailed feedback. I have not heard of surprises being associated with Pluto conjunct Moon transit before. But perhaps these are simply the results of the transformations. Also remember that Uranus rules surprises and it has been square Pluto for a number of year. Uranus has been retrograde and gord back to 16 Aries in December 2015.

      • Looking a my progressed chart for the day I quit my job, Pmoon and Puranus are conjunct to the second (in Gemini). That sent me looking for the hire date progressions: Mars was 2 degrees past Uranus in the same place.

        This illustrates why I can’t predict anything — there’s no way to know which aspects will prevail, never mind how one will handle those energies. It’s a tale best told in hindsight, by me, anyway.

  12. Taurus male 62 years old and I am expecting Pluto to conjunct my Moon early March 2016 at 17 of Capricorn, goes retrograde mid April, stops being exact early June and then early 2017 it will be conjunct again. I was recently diagnosed with a bladder tumor (smoker for 40 years) and will have it removed in early January. Scorpio rules my 6th house.I am extremely stressed about this and not looking forward at all to the next year. My Moon is in my 8th house part of a grand cross in Cardinal signs involving 6 planets. It is opposed Uranus at 15 Cancer so anything could happen. Needless to say the fear of death is consuming my thoughts right now, although I try to counter each negative thought with a positive one but it’s difficult. I just needed to vent so thanks for being here.

    • Thanks for sharing Andy. I went through cancer surgery a few years ago and you should expect to have challenging transits for such a thing. Do not get yourself worried about house placements, they are not based on any real thing, only imaginary human constructs. Like the Signs, they are used for symbolic meaning, much like a Tarot reader uses cards. The fixed stars provide more accurate interpretations, especially regarding health. All the best mate.

      • Are there any fixed stars in particular I should be concentrating on? And where do I find an ephemeris that lists them and their positions? I try not to predict anything with astrology, I like to watch for any correlations and then look back after the fact to see if anything matched up.

        • Being born around 1953 means you will need to add 0°40′ to your natal planets, or subtract 0°40′ form the fixed star positions listed here: Fixed star in Astrology. I prefer not to predict myself, more to gain greater self understanding. But it is always good to know why you are feeling good or bad at a particular time.

  13. Andy
    I am a 62 year old female – very similar situation – former smoker and diagnosed with bladder cancer Nov 2012. All is well now tumor removed and recent cancer scope tests clear of cancer. If you want to talk more about this I can provide you with more details. My email address is Hang in there!

  14. Andy, as someone else under that Pluto transit, it may help to know I too am going through a fear of death. (Transiting Pluto currently at 14 degrees 36 minutes of Capricorn right now sits on my natal moon 14 minutes later at 51 minutes.) Moon is emotional, Pluto is transformational, Hell yes I’m afraid of extinction. I’m settling my affairs!

    But… Years ago I read a newspaper story about a tour for terminally ill cancer patients of a number of healers based close to each other in Mexico. The reporter went on the tour, which visited, over several days, a wide variety of healing modalities — the surgery/radiation/chemo familiar to us here, Europeans’ electricity, magnetism and colonic approaches, esoteric and shamanic energy and herbs, laetrile, you name it. One by one, most of the patients resonated to someone or something along the way and made arrangements for treatment. I recall one who was greeted by a healer who empathized with how much those who had treated her already had hurt her.

    The baffled reporter asked the tour guide, who’d led a good number of these trips, “What works?”

    The guide said, “They all work. What matters is the decision to fight for your life.”

    I’m grappling right now with whether that needs to be a new, different life, although I really like my cozy Cancer nest. (Natally Sun opposes Moon and both square Neptune in Libra, but Moon is the last of the three to be touched by Pluto.)

    I’m open to leaping, I tell myself.

    • Good question Rachel. It will be similar but an interpretation of Moon conjunct Pluto transit would be better. There are differences depending on which of the planets is the transiting one. I haven’t written so many Moon transits yet.

  15. Also what is your idea about the conjunction of progressed moon conjunct with natal Saturn & transit NN in 4th opposite the natal moon in 10th. thanks a lot

    • South Node conjunct Moon transit I would expect to bring strange events associated with relationships to family and women. I generally don’t see too much difference between the nodes. I believe that in Vedic astrology the South Node is the good one while in Western astrology the North Node is the good one.

      Try reading Moon conjunct Saturn transit for the other one.

  16. I don;t know what to expect out of the conjunction, my moon in 1st house..cancer rules 7th, scorpio rules 10th but it;s a relief to hear that once the exact degree is done, it will get better, except that Pluto goes retrograde…

  17. Pluto has been on my Moon at 16o 27′ in the 5th for a while. Last March I had a heart attack, in hospital two times for that. On the 31st of March, my youngest son’s wife committed suicide. My birthday was the next day. Abdominal surgery to remove three masses, in June. Shortly after that, my second son cut off communication with me due to his wife’s attitude toward me and I haven’t heard from him since that time. Do not underestimate the power of Pluto!

    • Hi Carrol,
      I have had this experience of my son cutting off from me because of his wife’s attitude toward me. Most unpleasant. As Pluto sits on my moon, I wonder if it will influence this situation?

      All the best to you.


  18. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on a natal Pluto conjunct Moon!

  19. Hey! So, Pluto is sitting on my natal Moon right now. As it goes retrograde. Strange, I haven’t really been feeling a “total emotional make-over” so far. I do feel more emotional. And I am reading Ernest Hemingway, and feel very touched by his depiction of male emotion (I’m a woman).

    I do however feel open to an emotional remake. I wonder what that will look like?

    My kids have recently left home for their studies and I feel more comfortable with this.

    Perhaps I am remaking myself. At least Im open to it. New phase in life. I like that!

    Thanks Jamie.

  20. Jamie, what is the point of a Pluto bashing? Pluto retrograde is just a degree off my Moon now. So far, I am feeling nothing. But the conjunction on the direct run was nasty; it completely destroyed my social life. Three very influential people (in my circle) quite unexpectedly did their utmost to make me feel that I am persona non grata. They succeeded to destroy my social life, for my instinct was to withdraw and hide. I had never before experienced anything like this. It really hurt, and the sheer injustice of it was searing. I suppose I can live through it again, having done it once. But why? Am I supposed to be learning something? And if so, what?

    Yours is being a nice experience, lenni68. Good for you, and God bless! But I’m puzzled: Just how broad is the meaning of ‘transit Pluto conjunct Moon’ if it embraces such vastly different experiences as yours and mine?

  21. i have also retrograde Pluto standing on my natal moon now. and Im experiencing extreme manipulations. going through many unnecessary quarrels with some crazy people who have very unclear intentions. They just stare at me like i was an alien 😀 and it seems impossible to understand what they want. I told them to fuck off like three times 😀 not all people do this, just a bunch. though it never happened before. I have transit chiron squaring my natal sun also and transit saturn sitting on my natal sun too.

  22. I am trying to research Pluto-Moon conjunctions and unmet needs. For the entire duration of my own Pluto-Moon conjunction thus far, I have been in nothing less than hell, consumed by the pain of a deep, unmet need. It was not taken from me; it was something that was simply never there to begin with. Currently Pluto is retrograding over my Moon and will visit it for one last time by conjunction this November. What becomes of these unmet needs during this transit? Do they disappear at last, are they finally met, or do we simply burn in hell forever?

  23. Dear Jamie – this is great writing! it gives a bit of hope that a person can benefit from this transit. My son has challenging chart and is sort of little eccentric genius ( Neptune conjunct Jupiter and Chiron in Aquarius) who does not get along easily with conventional people ( Mars opposite Pluto square Mercury) he will have Pluto on his Moon conj Lilith at 22 Capricorn together with a whole bunch of other planets in 2020. What would you suggest may help him? How to support Capricorn Moon – such a detrimentL position..
    Born 02.55pm 31.08.2009. Gliwice Poland.

  24. I have moon conjunct pluto transit in the 8th. Its been a rollercoster, things breaking, physically and emotionally. However i feel i finally let go of a lot of toxic people which i didnt have the energy to do before!

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