Pluto goes Direct at 20 degrees of Capricorn on October 2nd after being Retrograde since April 24th. This is not necessarily earth-shattering news in and of itself because Pluto goes Retrograde for almost half a year every year. There’s more to the story.
Since April, we have experienced the effects of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto going Retrograde. Now Jupiter and Saturn are Direct while Pluto and the outer planets Uranus and Neptune are Retrograde. However, the key players this year have been Saturn and Pluto, leading up to an exact conjunction that takes place in January of 2020.
Themes currently highlighted:
- The final purge of something unhealthy or troublesome
- Explosive and strong energy that needs the right outlets
- Regaining a sense of power, purpose and momentum
- A radical transformation of some aspect of life (relative to both Saturn and Pluto’s position in a natal chart)
What the Saturn and Pluto conjunction has been indicating is the need for hard work, but not done for its own sake. The demands are for soulful, honest work that holds importance for long range goals and not just immediate results. It has pointed out deep-set problems that need solving before significant progress can be made. In certain individuals it has exposed negligence or the abuse of power. In others it has offered the push to break free from limiting conditions and follow their dreams.
This building conjunction between Saturn and Pluto has been bringing about a metamorphosis where stagnancy once reigned. Like a rocket launched into space, we are now being prepared to move full steam ahead into the great new chapter of life that awaits. Ready, set….go!!!