Decorating The Pit: Pluto Opposition Sun

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If you are a Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, or Libra in the mid-degrees then you are dealing with Pluto.


Yes, you are also dealing with Uranus (and Mars and Jupiter) but I’ve got Pluto on my mind this morning because i wanted to tell you that if you are a Capricorn Sun (or other Cardinal sign) and Pluto is bearing down on you, that feeling suicidal is a given.

Even if you’ve never felt that way before.
Even if you’ve always felt that way.
That you feel left behind is an understatement — no matter what is actually happening in your life.

Now this blog is no substitute for adequate mental health care, so if you are feeling THAT DARK, then please seek help. 

How can I reframe this. In a positive way.
This transit is NOT supposed to kill you.

But your Sun is who you are, your identity, your EGO and Pluto on it or square it or opposing it MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE AROUND YOU AT THIS TIME.

Because you are dying. You ARE different from everyone else at this time.

And you may become unbearable in that process.
Because THEY (your loved ones) can’t go there with you.
They don’t want to go there with you thus… having the *right* friends is crucial during this transit.

You need other Phoenixes, Scorpios, Pluto people who aren’t afraid of the dark or to sing in their chains like the sea. 

So basically I am here to tell you that HOW you feel is normal during this transit but remember that you can decorate your pit with the most beautiful flowers of hell.

Another thing: learn to accept help BECAUSE NOW YOU REALLY NEED IT.

This is also a North Node in Libra lesson. The Lone Wolf thing doesn’t work anymore, not with these transits.

You need to play nice with others, be gracious, even when THEY are not so humble as they help you out of the pit or help you decorate it.

BE PATIENT with others.
There will be temptation to drag them down with you because PLUTO.

You don’t have to be hopeful now.
But you have to stay alive.
Hope is a thing with feathers. It flies off.

So how do you keep going without hope?

I’ll answer that in Part Two :)

Love, MP


Last night someone complained to me that I write about Moon Pluto too much.

Hell, I don’t think I write about this aspect nearly enough!

My advice to people who don’t like my blog: read another blog! Simple AND easy :)


Last night on Facebook we were talking about Pluto :) and someone asked me how my Pluto trine Ascendent transit was.

I was able to pinpoint a few things:

I started this business under that transit. I also have had good health (physical and mental) during these years.

The 1st House, remember, is a health house, a body house. The House of YOU. Maybe a touch of unshakeable confidence. Not confidence in terms of “ego” but in terms of “Yes, of course I do this. I was meant to do this. I choose to do this. Please get out of my way so I can continue doing this.”

Yes, a Pluto trine says ‘please’ ;)

I also wrote:  it’s a very “personal” transit. I never thought to write about it before. It’s like writing about your spleen. It’s not about anyone else but you. You build under this transit. You build whatever you want.

I also discarded under this energy, but since it was a trine, it was relatively painless.

Your mileage may vary of course. It will depend on your natal Pluto and your other transits. And your desire for depth.

Will it help you? Did it help me? Yes.


AND THEN the topic of Pluto oppositions came up. Pluto (and Uranus) gaining on my Sun. I called this THE HATED TRANSIT.

Forget about hidden enemies of the 12th House and open enemies of the 7th House. Pluto opposing your Sun will bring out the “junkyard dogs” as someone noted. People will assume you have power over them — when in reality you are just crossing the street minding your own business. They will project. You will be the bad guy, the bad mother. People will believe you oppress them just by your very existence. By not shutting up. By speaking your truth. By getting angry. By being joyous. By nothing at all. By being alive. Ta-da! They may get angry at you for writing about Pluto.

Pluto dismantles. Pluto demolishes. Pluto opposing your Sun will bring Pluto-figures to your life, manipulators, gas lighters, power hungry mobs who believe that you have, that you OWN, what they MUST HAVE. These people are weak but tricky. You have to be stronger and trickier. You have to develop strategy, tactics. Pluto is in Capricorn. Capricorn always has a plan. They are cautious. I am not a tactical person. I think most Cancers aren’t. We are emotional, instinctual. But to “meet” the Pluto opposition, we must learn the fine art of masquerade. We need to become Pluto, put on Pluto’s outfit, outsmart the Pluto people at his/her own games by the fine art of camouflage. (Does this make sense? I am developing this theory as I write it.) And then say goodbye to meddling Pluto people because who the fuck has time for that?


How else can this transit manifest? Unconditional help and support from Pluto people, Scorpios, but don’t get too attached. In fact, don’t get attached AT ALL. Uranus is squaring while Pluto is opposing. Here today, gone tomorrow. Surprise, shock, awe, fireworks.

My natal Pluto is well aspected. Pluto does not mind the Moon in its lap.

I think the Pluto Ascendent trine *prepares* you for Pluto transits to come, the harder ones.

A lovely astrologer Nora Jean Stone came up with a lovely image for the Pluto opposition Sun transit and I agree wholeheartedly. She pretty much described what I do. Maybe this transit will give me a chance to hone, perfect.

She said this:

I just flashed on an image of a see-saw, with you balanced on the middle, arms out like a surfer on a board on the wave. By seeking the middle ground, not all Sun and not all transiting Pluto, you could pull power from both sources. Transformation down to your core and the ability to help others transform themselves as well. There’s opportunities in oppositions when one balances in the center.

Are you under Pluto? 

Love, MP


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