As the Sun moves through Scorpio, Pluto is moving forward again from 22°34 to 23°02 Capricorn. It will not leave Capricorn until 2024. Pluto is noted for its effect of transforming, including the ultimate transformation of death. It is one of four chart points (along with Jupiter, Saturn and the asteroid Pallas Athene) which have been moving together through Capricorn and causing much drama in our politics.


People born with Pluto in significant places (e.g., Sun sign, Moon sign, Ascendant sign, and Midheaven) especially show a dramatic attitude. Pluto is often given the rulership of the sign of Scorpio, since that sign is also the sign associated with death and transformation.


While astronomy powers that be have downgraded Pluto to a dwarf planet, astrologers have not downgraded Pluto’s significance in the forming of world events. A good resource for the chronicling of Pluto effects is Richard Tarnas’s book Cosmos and Psyche .


Look in your natal chart to see if Pluto impacts you significantly as it moves slowly between 22°34 Capricorn and 23°02 Capricorn. See what house it is impacting, and don’t forget to look at aspects to chart points in other cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer and Libra.)