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Pluto Stationary Direct in October 2021 at 25 Capricorn

Pluto Stationary Direct in October 2021 at 25 Capricorn

Having Achieved Relative Security We Now Transform Our Spiritual Individuality.

Pluto represents the Divine Power of ultimate regeneration, and is the Lord of the Underworld we all must pass through at least once in our life if we are to be a purified vessel and become authentic to our core. It is going stationary direct at this time. What does this hold for us?

Pluto’s exact direct station occurs at 11:29 am PDT October 6 at 25 Capricorn. As is the case with all the outer planets when they turn stationary direct or retrograde, it marks a major “sea change” in those invisible Spiritual transpersonal energies. We are all about to have a different but familiar Plutonic transformational experience where we are shown anew the span Pluto has been traversing off and on since February 2020.

Where We’ve Been in the Global Transformational Process

When Pluto made the transition from the first half of Capricorn to the second half of Capricorn in 2015-2016, we began to leave the Scene of Crystallization and entered the Scene of Group Performance. As we’re discussing Pluto, it means the seeds of collective personal power (Capricorn) moved out of the period where these were “crystallized” and into a period where this crystallized power would be expressed in group forms. It is easy to see how that has dominated public affairs since period leading up to and including the election of 2016.

The span of 16-20 Capricorn is the actional level of how that “group performance” has worked out. The span of 21-25 is the emotional, social, and cultural level of how that “group performance” has been and is working out. The span of 26-30 Capricorn which Pluto began to transit in January 2021 is the individual, mental, and spiritual level of how these seeds of transformational group performance will express.

In 2016, Pluto occupied 15 through 18 Capricorn. By January 2017 it was at 18 Capricorn, and from February through mid-July 2017, Pluto occupied 19 and 20 Capricorn, first direct, then retrograde. After going direct September 2017 at 17 Capricorn, it then again went through 18 and 19 Cap between October 2017 and January 2018. Each of these gave us various Plutonic exposures to the themes of that section of Capricorn.

Between January and April 2018, Pluto moved from 19 to 22 Capricorn. It then retrograded back to 19 Capricorn, where it went direct in September 2018. It remained in its shadow zone through early February 2019 after which it occupied 23 and 24 Capricorn which humanity has not experienced since 1773-1774.

It went retrograde at 24 Capricorn in April 2019, and retrograded back to 21 Capricorn, where it went stationary direct. It then remained in its “shadow zone” through February 2020, and then entered the unknown zone of 25 Capricorn which humanity has not experienced since 1774-1775.

It went stationary retrograde at 25 Capricorn in late August 2020, stayed on that degree through early July, and then retrograded back to 23 Capricorn, where it went stationary direct in October 2020. It then remained in its shadow zone through late January 2021 and entered the unknown zone of 26 Capricorn which humanity has not experienced since 1775-1776.

It went stationary retrograde at 27 Capricorn in early June 2021, remained on that degree through mid-August, and then retrograded back to 25 Capricorn, where it now goes stationary direct. It will remain in its “shadow zone” through early February 2022, and then will enter the unknown zone of 28 Capricorn which humanity has not experienced since 1776-1777.

So Pluto is moving through the same spans, and hitting the same stations, as it did 245 years ago! We have an equivalence between 2015-2021 and 1770-1776, so it would seem that revolutionary times are upon us over the next 5 years!

How Does the Second Half of Capricorn Differ From the First?

The span from 16-20 Capricorn is where personal power gets translated into group energy through activities. Pluto has been in the second half of Capricorn for a while, and when it left the second decan in December 2018, we moved out of the Taurus third of Capricorn and into the Virgo decan

Pluto first occupied the Virgo decan from early February through early July 2018. It went back into the Taurus decan from July through December 2018, and then re-entered the Virgo decan in mid-December where it will remain until 2024. Its occupancy of the Taurus sector of Capricorn from 2013-2018 gave both stability and stubbornness to the Pluto in Capricorn expression, and now we’re solidly into the more functional practicality of the Virgo decan influence.

Because Virgo rules Nature Herself and all food and organic commodity production, beginning 2019 and lasting through 2024, we can expect more extreme weather and crop problems, as well as upheavals related to other natural phenomenon, since Nature expresses in these Virgo forms. Many things in the future will give way and transform as a function of pure necessity as extreme weather brings changes in where and how food is produced in our world.

Sabian Symbols Themes

It is now stationary direct at 25 Capricorn, the same degree where it first transited between late February and early July 2020. This degree has been highly activated all year, since it is very close to the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn conjunctions with Pluto during the Great Compression of January 2020, the Mars-Pluto conjunction of March 2020, AND two of the Jupiter conjunctions with Pluto in March and June 2020!

The Sabian Symbol for the 25th degree of Capricorn is "An oriental rug dealer.” In the Astrology of Personality, where Rudhyar uses the original Dr. Jones' class notes on the symbols, he states this degree is about “first realization of cultural values through sensuous enjoyment,” “refinement of sensations,” and “psychological enrichment.”

In "The Astrological Mandala he states this degree is about “the use of cultural and artistic processes as a means to enhance personal comfort and appreciation.” He goes on to say this is about “the material, yet esthetic, aspect of the benefits a society can bring its members,” where the rug symbolizes “something on which a persona stands or sits,” and a “foundation for cultural understanding, and as such it can have a magical or sacred meaning.” He says this implies “society offers the relative comfort of beautiful rugs so (we) may meet the universe…. Protected by and securely established on the mental-spiritual, as well as manual achievements of those who keep the cultural symbols alive.”

He offers that this symbol “shows the beautiful products of dedicated and inspired group performance at the level of tradition” emphasizing “the value of reliance on tradition.” He states this degree falls in the Span of Dependence, and is the final degree in the Scene of Group Performance on the emotional, social, and cultural level of the Act of Group Integration.

Dr. Marc E Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of “the irrevocability of (our) obligation” to our reality, with a focus on “accumulated knowledge or acquired skills as an indication of (our) enduring competency” in practical and immediate ways. He continues that “self-expression here is the use of various advantages and resources as actually a commerce in human potentialities, and this becomes an individual’s real service” to others.

He offers that “eternal values are meaningless until they are woven into the fabric of humanity’s familiar transactions.” He offers us the keyword CONSIGNMENT, and states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree is “an effective employment of the facilities and goods of a modern society.”

So Pluto now moves forward in its invisible transformational influence working through the structures built by Saturn and Jupiter since early 2020. The larger theme of this degree is finding transcendence in comfort, and becoming psychologically enriched by refining our sensations. We have all been finding a greater enduring competency in practical ways, and as we use “advantages and resources” we’ll be of real service to our world.

Pluto Purifying Us To Make Us Fit For A Greater Spiritual Effectiveness

With Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter all occupying the second half of Capricorn in 2020, we were called to some form of “group performance” in 2019 and 2020 in a social or cultural way. We now begin several years of individual and spiritual “group performance,” learning to enjoy the security of knowing who our spiritual Brothers and Sisters are within the larger group work.

This period was primed by the accelerated growth of 2020, where we found our place of best service given our skills. Over the past 2-3 years we’ve had to surrender at times to achieve true spiritual victory, and seek a “transcendent security,” whether through things being taken away or things being offered to us.

As with the past 3 years, we are entering a very dynamic Pluto direct period, given the aspects in play in the chart for the direct station. The Grand Irrationality is on the move, given the septile-series aspects to Pluto from the New Moon conjunct Mars. This shows a fork in the road as certain Pluto cycles culminate, and activates the 7 Pointed “Star of Destiny” for all of us! Affected zones include 11-15 Libra, 2-6 Sagittarius, 23-27 Capricorn, 15-19 Pisces, 7-11 Taurus, 29 Gemini-3 Cancer, and 20-24 Leo.

Moving Forward Into the Unknown

As I offered earlier, Pluto represents the Lord of the Underworld, as well as global pressures for radical purification and transformation. Its stay in Capricorn has brought forth the worst in governments, dictatorships, control systems, and financial systems. Each time transiting Pluto is put under pressure from squares, it can lead to the demonstration of heavy handed actions, or a curbing of those actions. We have already had two squares from Mercury to Pluto, with squares from the Sun and Mars coming soon and the final Mercury square in early November.

Hard Pluto transits can bring up deep fears, and as we are thinking, feeling interactive Beings, if we feel at all we will feel the widespread fear and dread associated with the collective instability and uncertainty. This has been a common complaint among many I know, due to the destabilization of the world we used to know and live in.

Because both Saturn and Pluto are associated with our deepest, darkest fears, I devoted quite a few pages to the best ways we can manage these energies to our benefit in my book Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. Everyone on Earth at some point must confront the need to go into their personal “underworld” to come out with a purified ego that can serve as an adequate vehicle for the expression of our Higher Self. Difficult Pluto transits offer us opportunities to come out of fear and dread, purified of the dross of the lower self. My book offers valuable tools to navigate these difficult transits, so if you haven’t already, please consider getting your copy. And if you do have a copy, please re-read what I offer about the dance Saturn does with Pluto to purify us of our deepest fears so we may become the fully realized Spiritual Being we are.

After the 2017 Pluto direct lessons of being freed from old inhibitions, the 2018 direct lessons related to an accelerated learning pace, the 2019 lessons of accelerating our growth within some sort of group context, cooperative practical service, planned group activities, and a greater knowledge of the give and take of life, and the 2020 lessons of receiving rewards for courage in discharging our duties nobly under difficult conditions, we now enter a period of using the “transcendent security” we’ve found so far to move into a more powerful expression of our individual spirituality.

Keep in mind that the massive pressure we all feel is part of a long term acceleration phase in the ongoing transformational process. While Pluto continues to sprout the Capricorn seeds set into motion in 2020, we also have a long wave 20 year Aquarian cycle just beginning to unfold. This begins the formation of preliminary structures for the coming Age of Aquarius which we’ll enter after 2050.

Those who are on a spiritual path have been experiencing joy, power, understanding, and wisdom to the degree we are mature, organized, and grounded as we have steered our lives through the major transformational period of 2020-2021. This has helped us to a more effective expression of our Higher Self as we embrace the future oriented pulses which began at the Grand Mutation of December 2020, ushering in new 20 and 200 year cycles.

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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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