Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn


These next few days might highlight what Pluto in Capricorn was already slowly grinding down in your chart. Pluto is the planet of transformation; Capricorn is the slow climb. Mars is drive, vigour, energy, desire — placed in Capricorn, ruled by restrictive Saturn, Mars’ archetypal impulsiveness is curtailed. Mars in Capricorn is deliberate.

Mars could aid you to move towards Pluto and what it is trying to do in your chart. Feelings of frustration or blockage could be effectively worked through in this time. Look to the house to see what has been slowly and radically shifting for you in this time.  As you get in touch with your urges, work with the primal emotions that might come up, get physical and moving. Purpose is what gets Capricorn planets going — they feel wretched and depressed without it. Pluto in Capricorn is pragmatic radicalism and transformation, not going into the depths of the soul for its own sake like Scorpio might, but so you can get stuff done.

Pluto is realising your place in it all, both good and bad. Pluto is uncovering the psychological trips that mess with our path from intention to action. It shows us our vivid potential. Where there is power, there is resistance, and where the world imposes power structures on us, there is the intergenerational seed of primal, collective struggle that pushes back. Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn can show us this seed, and show us how it has been germinating slowly, perhaps unknowingly. Transformation requires letting go, and letting go requires acceptance, and Pluto pulls us into the fray of psychological messes to serve us what we need to come to grips with it all.