Donna Page (C) 2009
A Pluto transit is one of the most difficult and trying times of your life. The cycles of life are clearly seen in astrology. A Pluto transit is generational or personal. A generational Pluto transit is when a group of people are experiencing the transit at the same time. A personal transit of Pluto is when Pluto is aspecting one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Moon or Venus.
A transit of Pluto to Pluto by square or opposition (many people do not live to experience Pluto opposition) is a generational transit. To know if you are having this transit you need to know what degree and sign your Pluto is in and where Pluto is now. This information is found from an astrology chart (yours and current) or look in an ephemeris. When the planets are 90 degrees apart you are experiencing a Pluto square Pluto transit. Currently people who are 37 years old are experiencing this transit. Pluto square Pluto demands letting go and changing. Depending upon what astrological house your Pluto is in and what house Pluto rules in your astrology chart that added information will tell you what needs to change.
Pluto often symbolizes situations and circumstances that you have no control over that interrupts the plan you had for your life. When you learn about Pluto you will hear time and time again that Pluto is about death, rebirth and transformation. This interruption can cause much resistance and a bit of an internal temper tantrum. For the current Pluto square Pluto the theme revolves around something happening that is not fair or equal as the current square is to the Pluto in Libra generation. As for what is not fair that depends on where Pluto is in your chart and what houses it rules.
Pluto is in Capricorn busily destroying old ways of doing business. Pluto entered Capricorn with a bang; the near melt down of the global economy in September 2008 was the grand entrance. The precursor when Pluto dipped into Capricorn before the retrograde back to Sagittarius was only a taste of what was to come with the bail out of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Many of the current generational transit of Pluto square Pluto are experiencing the ramifications of Pluto in Capricorn.
A transit of Pluto on a personal level is not contingent on any specific age. Pluto transiting your Sun could happen when you are 8 years old and your parents divorce or move and your life as you knew it alters, or it can happen at any time. Yet Pluto aspecting your Sun will always symbolize a time when a situation happens that you reexamine where you are, what you are doing, and where you want to go. Pluto aspecting your moon demands you get in touch with your emotional needs. Pluto aspecting your Venus demands change in that which you love and value. The specifics are found from the house the planet is in and what house the planet rules.
Pluto transits are intense, no doubt about that. Fighting or resisting change is the hard way to move through a Pluto transit. Astrology will help you find the answers to help evolve towards your authentic self. If you are in the midst of a Pluto transit then there are several ways you can work with the energy so the transformation is most beneficial. Begin a journey of self discovery; meditation, learn astrology, yoga, therapy are just a few ways of the many positive avenues to use your time wisely during this transit. Seek what is best for you, let go of the old and allow for a major change in your life.