It’s Pluto’s Fault

Hey there,

Breaking news – Pluto has gone direct.  Have you had enough?  Keep reading my friend.

Breathing a sigh of relief as the cool Fall weather descends upon us.  I know, I know, many love the hot Sun and all things Summer – but I’m an Autumn gal.  For the past two weeks here in Southern Ontario we have experienced extreme heat for this time of year.  I was melllltinggggg.  No energy and cranky – I don’t sleep well.  I can’t stand it when my moisturizer slides off my skin.  And my hair…well, don’t get me started.

Would you like some cheese with that whine?  Enough said.

Okey doke – here comes some woo woo.  Anyone new here?  First, read up on woo woo at the link, then, come on back and…buckle up!

We’ve got Pluto going full speed ahead, direct, today after six months of him being in retrograde.


Pluto – and I dare the science nerds to say that Pluto is not a planet here – is God of the Underworld.

Scary?  You bet.

It represents not only death, but rebirth, meaning that when the world is under his influence, experiences die and are re-born again, over and over.  Could be bad stuff, could be good stuff.  It’s a rollercoaster.

Pluto takes a very long time to travel around the Sun – like almost 250 years.  Uh huh.  Remember when you took the Solar System in Science when you were in school?  Remember making the paper mache and the styrofoam planets that you had to drag to school for your project.  I know, if you’re of “a certain age”, you definitely know what I’m talking about here. 🙂  This was before the science nerds decided that Pluto wasn’t a “real” planet.  Seriously?  After hauling all that through the rain to school?  Anyhoo, Pluto was the wee little planet that was last, the farthest from the Sun.  Ok, even if you’re not into Astrology or Astronomy, you know that.

So back to Pluto taking almost 250 years to make his sorry self completely once around the Sun – this means that he remains in each sign of the Zodiac for many years at a time.  Make sense?

Think of it this way:  The Earth takes one year to travel around the Sun.  Right?  One year has 12 months and each month, approximately, represents one of the 12 Zodiac signs.  That’s where the Zodiac Sun signs come from.  They are the Constellations, or the Pathway of Animals, that stay on the elliptical that the planets travel around the Sun on.  So when a planet is “in” a sign?  That means that the planet (or Moon) is traveling in front of that particular Constellation.  Ah ha moment.  That’s a very simple description – without going all sky nerd, because I’m really all about the simple.

If you study the night sky, as I love to do, you get a feeling of how the Earth and planets travel.  For example, the Moon (which travels around the Earth, once per month) moves from East to West.  As she goes through her phases and inches across the sky each night in front of each Zodiac sign (approximately 2.5 days per month in each sign) it seems like the Zodiac signs are traveling across the sky at different times of the year. The Zodiac signs don’t move – we do!  It’s pretty cool.

Stay with me here.  Because Pluto takes so long to make a complete circuit, he sits in each sign for years.   Got it?

Now, each Zodiac sign represents different temperaments, emotions and energies.  Like when I say the Moon is in a certain sign, things feel or go a certain way.


Currently, Pluto is in Capricorn. Capricorn is the backbone of hard work and let’s get it done properly.  No nonsense, follow the rules.  Dotting i’s and crossing t’s.

He entered Capricorn in 2008 and will remain there until around 2023.  Yup.  He doesn’t stay in each sign for the same amount of time.  It gets complicated with retrogrades and so forth and we won’t get into that.

Now, let’s think here…2008…does anyone remember what kind of a year that was for the financial world? Hmmmm?  The ups and the downs since then and the way the world has seemed to be on a course to who knows where? Death and re-birth.  Over and over.  Bingo.

Any good news?  Well, Capricorn is a grounded Earth sign.  Slow and steady wins the race.  Probably the best of the signs to handle Pluto.  So, that’s good.

How does Pluto affect people?  Well the death and re-birth – that can mean lots of things – feelings, emotions, being “stuck” in places, careers, relationships – can’t take it anymore stuff.  If you’ve been feeling that way especially in the past six months or so, Pluto was in retrograde, or seeming to go backwards…so not only was Pluto being Pluto, he was doing it backwards.  Yup. Changes, drumming up the past, bad memories – sh!t happens kind of stuff.  People changing directions, careers, places they live, doing things for themselves – living off the grid, homeschooling, not following the “rules” (Pluto) and maybe being judged for it by society (Capricorn).  Power struggles and control.  We won’t get into what’s going on with our good friends south of the border.

Pluto will take you down as low as you can go, snuff out that light at the end of the tunnel, and just when you think it can’t get worse – BAM! – re-birth.

Lightbulbs are going off – I can feel it.  And heads are nodding.

Now that Pluto is going forward again, things should get a little better – we’re still dealing with Pluto, but it could be taking back control of something that has gone astray in your life – and that could be the Capricorn influence of hard work.  The death and re-birth.  Or it could mean that something (or someone – yikes!) gets tossed, because you’ve just had enough.  There is struggle.  There has been struggle since 2008, hasn’t there?  We are over half-way through in Capricorn – the quiet builder.

Plants that correspond with Pluto?  Black Cohosh, Black Alder, Dragon’s Blood…are you getting it?  We could also think about bulbs that grow, die back and grow again.

Aren’t you glad you tuned in today?  Aren’t I the Good News Fairy?  I hope that I’ve maybe made you think about some influences that could answer questions.  Again with the head nodding.  I find it always helps to know why things might be happening.  You might not be able to stop it, but an understanding makes it easier.  That’s my thought.  Be Prepared.  Always the good Girl Guide that I am.

The Moon tonight is in Sagittarius – fun! She’s just entered the second quarter, so showing the half-Moon.

Today’s colour is turquoise.

Lots to ponder – I’ll leave you to it.

Until next time,