Yes Pluto is important and yes it is not a minor planet. It is very real as its influence Pluto moved into sidereal Capricorn on Feb. 24th and stays there until June 29th but then returns full time on Dec. 30, 2020 until Jan. 15, 2040.  The dispositor of Capricorn is Saturn and hence Pluto in Capricorn will be heavier than when Pluto was in Sagittarius;   when Pluto retrogrades back into Sagittarius June 29-Dec. 30th this year it will give us a pause to lighten up just a bit. Note how the stock market fall out of bed after Feb. 24th with the ingress because Jupiter was no longer supporting Pluto and now Saturn is influencing it more.

Pluto is connected with power and transformation and in extreme cases death of the old so that the new can arise. The cocoon has to be destroyed so that the butterfly can emerge.

Dennis Harness, notes that the Indian astrologers have started to pay attention to more the outer planets:

“According to Mr. Desai, he saw an ancient Vasistha Nadi palm leaf in a museum in Madras, India, which predicted that three important grahas or planets would be discovered by the jyotishis of the Kali Yuga. The great seer Vasistha was the author of a number of hymns in the Rg Veda (dated 3000 BC) and was considered a great priest of the kings. According to the ancient palm leaf the names of the grahas or planets would be Prajapati, Varuna, and Yama. (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) The palm leaf went on to reveal that the jyotishi’s of Kali Yuga would need to decipher the significance and meaning of these powerful grahas. It was refreshing to hear a traditional jyotishi from India speak with such an open mind toward the influence of the outer planets.

Yama, the god of death (and transformation) is clearly connected to Pluto.”

In Mundane astrology, Pluto is connected to deep secrets, mass media, mob psychology, crowds, gangs and terrorism, atomic energy. Pluto is at zero degrees Capricorn until late June and it seemed like mass fear increased when Pluto went into Capricorn as it was now channeling Saturn instead of Jupiter and the stock market went down 12% that week and the fear about the Coronavirus seemed to increase exponentially.

With twenty years of Pluto in Capricorn, we had better understand its influence on the individual and on mass psychology.

Pluto is often connected to Scorpio and that means we should connect it to the 8th house and to deep psychological darkness and going into the underworld to understand are depths. At its highest, I think Pluto represents Divine will that forces us to surrender and let thy will be done and as we move to enlightenment, we have totally let go of ego and surrender to the Divine if we are cross over the razor’s edge. St. John of the Cross, a Christian mystic when often have very difficult experiences on his quest to discover the Divine. He talked about them as “dark nights of the soul.” It takes great faith in the Divine to hang on during these dark moments and depths of sadness and loneliness and periods of uncertainty. If you have a Pluto transit happening within a key point of the chart within 2 degrees of the rising sign, the moon, the sun or the chart lord, you may go through a Pluto moment and dark night. Pluto forces us to surrender and change our self-defeating behaviors and blind spots and to grow and if we are stubborn, then even death may be necessary to shake us out of our rigid ways.

Like any planet, there is archetypal pure energy and also a shadow side. Pluto rules crime, dictatorships, and fascism and the dark side and it also rules deep devotion and surrender to an ideal and ultimately surrender to Divine will. Pluto on the bright side can be a light of revelation, which enjoys shining its beacon spotlight on the dark corners of our psyche and mind, and showing us what lies beneath the surface. Pluto seeks to unearth our blind spots and ignorance. Sometimes it needs to create massive disasters in order to awaken us to the way we are destroying the planet. Even the Coronavirus scare is an example of what happens when you play with mother nature the wrong way. Strong evidence suggests the virus is an escaped prisoner from the Wuhan Biological Weapons lab. It’s not nice to play with genes when you do not really know their impact. Science too often tries to play God and we have huge problems now with GMOs in our food supply and their negative impact on health.

Pluto requires us to take more responsibility for our lives and our planets and our world. When Saturn was conjunct Pluto in the sign of Libra in 1982, we had the AIDS epidemic and Libra is the sign of relationship and suddenly people had to look at the way they were having sex. In the sign of Capricorn, connected to business, infrastructure, the material world, and politics, the world is going to be forced to look more deeply at ethics in business, world social and economic structures and the inequalities that developed from the global elite.


Pluto is connected to the underworld, the metaphor for the unconscious and the secret part of our self. It represents power and the need to control others and at its darkest, it is connected to dictators. In Capricorn and conjunct Saturn through June 2020, its darker energy comes out but great things can be accomplished. Pluto and Saturn share a strong desire for success and the ability to transform in a powerful way. This energy can help us get stuff done and have the energy and enthusiasm to do so. There are strong ambitions here and sometimes the dark side will cast aside other’s viewpoints and opposing views to get what it wants.

Many signs of the zodiac cannot handle Pluto who plows ahead with its power like a bull in China shop to transform through its sheer power. I think of Pluto in Capricorn like a great body-builder in the Olympics finding immense power to lift up a huge weight and balance it and hold on long enough to get a gold medal. Pluto in Capricorn can accomplish enormous tasks.

Pluto in Capricorn seeks to transform and the social order and overcome the inequalities between the global elite and the common man. Hence Bernie Sanders’ movement is a total embodiment of the is energy but unfortunately, Pluto will be back sidereal Sagittarius for the Nov. election but may carry Bernie to the nomination.

On an individual level, Pluto in Capricorn will give you the power to fulfill your goals and give you incredible focus if you can harness. At times it will seem out of control and chaotic and destructive but it can be handled and Capricorn rising may be able to do that best. Still, you have to remember not to bowl over your colleagues in the process of achieving your mission.

Pluto hates being controlled. In Capricorn, he can follow the rules but he has to be careful with his intensity. As Pluto goes fully into Capricorn we will see more leaders rise up with the power to want to change the world and if Bernie fails in 2020, his followers will keep the vision alive as we move into the coming years. With the 2024 Pluto return to the US natal Pluto, huge US transformation needs to happen or the US will no longer be the country that we know.

Pluto in Capricorn is determined and will not let go of its vision. It desires to overhaul and transform the world. It tends to bear the heavy energy of Saturn and be too serious and needs to learn to lighten up. It has an intense no-nonsense energy and takes no prisoners. Get the job done at all costs. As such it becomes too forceful for many but at the same time, it wants to be unchained from the shackles of the power structure. The United States came into being during Pluto in Capricorn and that revolutionary spirit is going to come back with the Pluto return.

Pluto is very connected to money and debt and the Bernie movement that seeks to forgive student loans and provide free medical care is an energy that will continue to grow. The student loan program has enslaved our youth for years and does need to be undone but we have to find practical solutions to free higher education to all and Capricorn has to bring it down to earth with a concrete plan that works. The same can be true of our medical system. Nixon, during the presidency, unlocked the hospital’s ability to make profits and this changed the US medical establishment and their interest in inpatient care vs. profits. Pluto and Capricorn will seek to heal all of this and bring reality to our national debt and the Federal Reserve system. It may destroy something in the process but it will rebuild and rebuilding is necessary at this point in the planet’s evolution.


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