On March 23 at 4:24 pm, Paris time, an astral event of great importance will occur: the entry of Pluto into the sign of Aquarius. Pluto, which is the slowest planet in the zodiac (252 years on average to go around the zodiac) has been in Capricorn since November 2008 and will remain in Aquarius until March 2043! That’s how important this transit is and the impact it will have in our lives.
Pluto, as ruler of Scorpio, is a planet that invites us to deep transformation. In Roman mythology, Pluto was the god who ruled the underworld and the world of the dead. Thus, the effects of this star are not always pleasant in the sense that it calls us to destroy what no longer exists, to destroy in order to better rebuild. Entering Aquarius, a sign resolutely turned towards human and social progress, it will invite us to question the old models of society and education, which will often require us to cut certain ties that bind us to the past or to mourn outdated ways of life. This will require us to see clearly within ourselves, especially what we refuse to see, and to leave our comfort zone. As Pluto is also related to sexuality, we can expect that his transit in Aquarius will lead us to live ours fully, in complete freedom, even if it means appearing to be on the fringe or non-conformist. For some, this will be a time of coming out and coming to terms with their desires and fantasies. Once again, for many, the traditional union model is likely to be completely overturned.
Not surprisingly, Aquarians will be the ones most affected by this transit, which will allow them to fully assume themselves, as they are, and to take a leading role in society or their immediate environment. Leos, on the other hand, will have to learn to be less possessive and dominant in their relationship if they do not want it to fall apart. Taurus, on the other hand, will have to make extra efforts to let go of their bearings and accept the changes that will inevitably occur in their professional sphere. Scorpios will have to work on new family patterns where they won’t have the same control as before. Other signs will benefit greatly from the passage of Pluto into Aquarius. Sagittarians, for example, will be open to new perspectives in human and social relationships. Aries and Libra natives will be particularly open to new romantic and sexual behaviors. As for Gemini, many of them will be very interested in scientific progress and the possibilities offered by new technologies.
From the point of view of world astrology, this entry of Pluto into Aquarius will have considerable importance. Let’s remember that the last time this happened was in 1789, the year of the French Revolution that would inspire many others around the world and change history forever. Since 2008, this planet, crossing Capricorn, had shaken the old political and economic systems, generating the subprime crisis and then calling into question the old-fashioned electoral system and the legitimacy of the elected people who had lost the confidence of their voters. Moving into Aquarius, we can expect a social and global groundswell that will call for more freedom, equal rights and the ability to pursue one’s individual aspirations without hindrance. Materialism and the pursuit of wealth will lose ground in favor of a better personal and spiritual quality of life. If this is not anticipated and understood by the governments in place, revolts and even revolutions are to be feared. Under this influence, there is a strong possibility that artificial intelligence will gain ground and will seek to control more and more the daily life of humans who might seek to reject it. Likewise, great scientific revelations that could upset our conception of the world, such as the recognition of the existence of extraterrestrial life for example, are possible. Finally, since Aquarius is traditionally associated with Russia, it is possible that great changes will take place there, perhaps in the political regime. Pluto being associated with Plutonium and Uranus, ruler of Aquarius being associated with Uranium, it would be possible to fear that a nuclear war could break out. However, the fact that Uranus will be out of Taurus before it can square Pluto seems to rule out this risk.