Pluto is currently in Capricorn located at 23 Cap 21' 18"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Pluto is currently in Conjunction Jupiter

   Ends on Monday, 07 December, 2020

Pluto is Sextile Venus

   Starts on Tuesday, 08 December, 2020

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
pluto2021-04-27 20:02:00 UTC2021-10-06 18:30:00 UTCCapricorn
Friday, 08 March 2019 17:00

Pluto Retrograde

Pluto Retrograde

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When people write about Pluto, they almost always point out that in Roman mythology, this was the god of the underworld. I think that might be underplaying things just a bit. If you take it back to the earlier version, the Greek, you might get a better idea of what this represents: Hades. Of course in this respect, we’re talking about a God but, the place about sums it up, too. In essence, though, your own personal Hades. Of course, knowledge of Pluto gets just a bit murky on the planetary front when you look at astrology- and I have always found it just a little odd how so many paint the astrology of this planet as ancient when in fact, we didn’t even discover it until 1930. A little kid named it, incidentally, it’s a great story.

That said, if you go into any given astrology group on social media, you will find that in a very real sense, Pluto gets blamed for some weirder crap than even Mercury Retrograde. Those who refer to themselves as “Plutonian” do not mean that they think they’re from Pluto: they’re typically trying to write off why they’re so edgy, dark, and weird. That said, people with a heavier Pluto presence in their chart are usually a bit like that whether they know about it or not. It usually brings a sort of intensity, explosiveness, and obsessiveness. It rules Scorpio, so, you know, take it for what it's worth there.

Pluto is an odd one on all fronts. First off, is it a planet, is it not? Why couldn’t Eris and Pluto be a planet? (And yes, Eris is actually used in astrology as well.) Everyone gets to be a pope, shed the Aneristic Illusion.

Pluto has an odd, chaotic orbit. This is because the way that it doesn’t move along the same plane as the others- oh no, it’s bopping along kind of leaning to an angle of about 17 degrees and is elliptical. It’s also different because where as you can more or less have this general template with the other planets: Pluto may be in a sign 20 years, it may be in it for 12 years. Because of this, we refer to it as being generational in influence: that is, its placement more or less defines an entire generation. From about 2008 until 2024, it’s in Capricorn. Prior to that, 1995-2008 it was in Sagittarius, in 1984-1995, Scorpio and so forth. If you go back through like that to look at the generations and the changes of those times, it kind of makes more sense. For example, I mean, what do you think of when you think of Leo? Proud, rather self indulgent, a bit vain and short sighted well, Pluto was in Leo from 1937-1958 and well, if we’re going to do the whole generational finger pointing bit- that’s pretty much the Boomers. (In fairness, a handful of years there with the Silent Generation also.)

Now, talking about people with this influence strong in their charts isn’t a bad way to understand how it works. Pluto is this sort of jealous, power seeking, stubborn influence. More or less, the truth at any cost- whether it’s seeking it out or trying to hide it. This planet is all about transformation- in fact, it’s often referred to as the planet of creative destruction. Death, rebirth, let go- or be dragged.

The Retrograde

Now, you’d think a bit of a slow down on that front would not suck. Except, here’s the other thing, just like it doesn’t follow the same path as the other planets, it also doesn’t retrograde the same way. You know, everything going sideways with communication under Mercury retrograde because it’s going backwards in a sense- that’s what you’re used to, or at least, vaguely annoyed with hearing about. No, Pluto just gets even more intense. So, don’t expect that transformative events just kind of slow down and things mellow during this retrograde cycle: because it does not work that way. Consider a second what happens if you go backwards in your own development- getting a little Jungie with it. You slide back into yourself from your persona, dip down through the ego and what have you got? Pluto’s going backwards alright- right down into your shadow. Might be a good time to take a look at that, given, well, it’s still you. It’s a good time to unpack some baggage lest you start projection vomiting it everywhere.

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Planetary Positions

04.12.2020 at 07:54:57 UTC

chart wheel
P1AspectP2Orb
VenusTrineNeptune2° 19' 31"
JupiterConjunctSaturn1° 54' 22"
JupiterConjunctPluto3° 27' 5"

PlanetLongitude
Sun12 Sag 37' 19"
Moon27 Can 21' 19"
Mercury03 Sag 54' 21"
Venus15 Sco 50' 43"
Mars17 Ari 47' 25"
Jupiter26 Cap 48' 24"
Saturn28 Cap 42' 47"
Uranus07 Tau 24' 33" R
Neptune18 Pis 10' 15"
Pluto23 Cap 21' 19"

Solar Status

BZ Status:3
Proton Density:0.06
Proton Speed:353.2 k/sec
KP Status:0
TypeDec 4Dec 5Dec 6
Active10%10%10%
Minor1%1%1%
Moderate1%1%1%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT222
03-06UT111
06-09UT111
09-12UT111
12-15UT111
15-18UT111
18-21UT222
21-00UT222
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. Regions 2786 (S17W57, Hkx/alpha) and 2790 (S22E36, Hsx/alpha) both produced isolated C-class flares early in the UTC day. They both continue to lose spots and simplify.
Solar Wind
The solar wind environment was characteristic of very low densities. Accordingly sampling of the solar wind speed at L1 has been less reliable. The solar wind is estimated to be between 300 and 400 km/s, which is typical of a quiet IMF. Total magnetic field strength and Bz were also typical of quiet IMF. Phi was firmly negative.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux briefly reached high levels today (1130 pfu at 02/1430 UTC) before returning to moderate levels. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was slightly enhanced from the southeast limb event on 29 Nov but remained below the 10 pfu threshold.