Presently we have Pluto in Capricorn. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. And presently we have Saturn in Scorpio. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto. This is called ‘mutual reception’. Essentially it means we have a double whammy of Saturn and Pluto.
Over the years in doing people’s charts I never liked seeing Saturn and Pluto getting together; just my opinion, but of all planetary combinations this holds the most negative connotation for human situations.
Saturn/Pluto are associated with abuse, cruelty, brutality, guilt, torment, and the tendency to experience these things in difficult situations.
We are witnessing now the descent of human behavior into a ‘black hole’ where calcification of the human heart has allowed people to perform acts not common since medieval times.
Keywords, associations from Ebertin’s, ‘Cosmic Patterns’
Principle: hard labor; cruelty
+ Tenacity, toughness, record efforts, most difficult work with most extreme self-discipline
- Hard, unfeeling disposition, cold-heartedness, severity, violence, fanatical adherence to one’s principles
Organic underdevelopment, organic hardening or calcification processes
Deeply searching scientists, reactionaries, violent people
+ Hard struggling for success, the participation in achievements brought about by large groups of people, the pursuit of difficult work or of painstaking and thorough research in seclusion, the process of growing spiritually and mentally, silent activity
- The pursuit of purely egoistic aims. The application of force or of compulsion, self-destructive energy.
And in combination with Mars (Mars recently in Scorpio now)
Brutality, assault or violence, ruthlessness. The necessity to fight for one’s existence or life; maltreatment.
Recently Mars was also in Scorpio so we are seeing the more violent side of these combinations.
Antidotes and Silver linings
Saturn/Pluto energy can be used for endurance and survival through difficult times (‘hard core”), including some self-sacrifice for something that is meaningful to self.
I called my business ‘The Inside Story” originally as an astrology and hypnotherapy practice because I felt regardless of the situations the microcosm of our inner life is the key to the resolutions for growth and freedom.
In regards to the negativity within each and every one of us I can think of only two antidotes, one is a stick-to-it-ness (building inner strength) and secondly, adding a little Venus, (love, beauty) and create some asceticism, via solitude, seclusion, and/or devotion.
Pluto in Capricorn January 2008-January 2024
Saturn in Scorpio October 2012-September 2015
Mars in Scorpio In and out of Scorpio July 2014- August 2015
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