Changed Forever—Pluto Transit Tales

temperenceAs an Astrologer, the movements of the planets and the effects of those movements are fascinating to watch and track in a remote and analytical kind of way.

As a human being directly affected by those moving planets, the detached state of my professional alter ego is woefully unavailable to me and I am required to morph and evolve according to the dictates of the planet or planets involved. 

By nature, I am a ‘Pluto Warrior,’ a champion of transformation able to march along with it, follow its orders and occasionally go toe-to-toe with it, all the while maintaining my allegiance to it and its purpose. I love Pluto and the gifts it gives us and my soul is infinitely grateful that it has chosen me to be an active part of its mission. 

Right now, Pluto in the sign Capricorn has my rapt attention (as if I could look away!) and apparently, I, his. Of course, no matter what sign it’s in, Pluto affects everyone in some small or large way. If Pluto is in a person’s birth sign, well, the effects of all of that intense attention can be—no—will be life altering.

I am a Capricorn and for the most part, up until a couple of weeks ago, I experienced Pluto’s transit through my sign during the last four plus years from the perspective of an involved but detached observer.  Apparently, the honeymoon is over and I have become intimately acquainted with renowned Astrologer, Michael Lutin’s, take on a Pluto transit—“When you come out of a Pluto transit, you are changed forever. In another state. But during the process you don’t realize what’s happening. Life can get pretty dark. With Pluto, you can’t look ahead. You can’t be impatient. Most of all, you shouldn’t be afraid, because in the end there is nothing to fear. You just have to surrender to the mysterious process of complete and total transformation.”

With the exception of not realizing what’s happening and why, Michael Lutin is pretty right on. I get the process as well as the need for it and I am surrendering to it more and more each day, hour, instant of our time together. No longer able to sit on the sidelines, the accumulated energies of Pluto’s relentless back and forth passage over my Sun have brought me to the exact place that Pluto wants me to be. Although this is a necessary place, it is not an easy place.

Pluto has personally beckoned me now, and I am experiencing the ‘cleaning out of old wounds’ that I (as any sane person would!) on some level(s) have put off until…

Well, ‘until’ has come and the last couple of weeks have been so intense and my commitment to the process has been so total that I have had to withdraw from the non-essential day-to-day routines that had previously occupied so much of my time and life.

Like a patient recovering from an intense fever, I am beginning to feel an interest in life again and I am taking baby steps to reinsert myself into its daily processes. And like a patient who is recovering from a life-altering experience, I am seeing, feeling, exploring myself and the world from a completely new perspective. 

What will be the result of all of this? I don’t know—Pluto isn’t through with me yet. I do know and trust that Pluto is thorough and won’t let me go until I am healed and whole to its satisfaction. The adventure continues…