On March 23, 2023 Pluto moved from the sign of Capricorn, where it has been since 2008, into Aquarius for a twenty-year stay. (No, this is not “The Age of Aquarius” but that’s a different story) This type of transit doesn’t happen very often and anything that lasts for twenty years is a big deal, there has been quite a bit of excitement about it and many people have asked me questions about it.
What does Pluto represent astrologically?
Pluto transits represent death and regeneration. The human experience of a Pluto transit is generally more psychological than literal, but both can apply. For the next 20 years, it will be out with the old and in with the new, but very slowly and thoroughly. A quote by the 3rd century Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus, “The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind small” comes to mind when thinking of Pluto transits. The area of your life where Pluto energy indicates this total transformation will depend on your chart. Pluto transits generally start with a period where light is shown on something that was hidden, and end like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
How will these long-term changes affect me personally?
In astrology, Pluto rules some very intense areas of human activity, including reproduction and pregnancy, hidden motivations, jealousy, revenge and power struggles. Here is an explanation of the area of life that is being transformed by Pluto for each sign. Read for your Ascendant/Rising Sign first and your Sun sign secondarily. To get the finer details of this transit for you personally, you should have your chart done by a professional astrologer. They can tell you which of your natal planets are being triggered by the Pluto transit, exactly when to expect the changes and how long the effects last.
Aries – Pluto is in your eleventh house of long-range goals, friendship and groups that you associate with. Your old long-range plans will seem shallow now and that will lead you to change what you have in mind for your future. Group associations will change as your interests shift. You’ll let go of some friends who no longer seem right for you and get new friends who can show you deeper dimensions of yourself. Yo