If you think about Pluto transits and relationships, it brings to mind obsession, extreme situations and the dark underbelly of love. It’s true that these scenarios can manifest. But for the Earth signs, Pluto’s transit of Capricorn (from January 2008 to January 2024), can actually be a passionate, empowering time. Pluto is about authenticity, and you can’t have a truly intimate relationship without it. Read on to find out how Pluto will be impacting love and sex for Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo.
If Pluto contacts your Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, or the cusp (or ruler) of your 1st or 7th Houses, you’re most likely to experience the following changes in your love life. If you have planets or a 1st/7th House cusp from 9-11 degrees of an Earth sign, you’ll feel Pluto’s influence this year.
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You like your partnerships to be under control. But since Pluto has started excavating beneath your carefully built structures, “control” is not something that’s been helpful, or even desired. Pluto’s transit of your sign may introduce a hypnotically intense (and uncomfortable) new lover, who brings you face to face with all the stuff you’ve been avoiding. That’s because Pluto activates your Shadow; that part of you (we all have one) that you’d rather not acknowledge. Your Shadow probably involves some combination of authority, fear and sticking to traditions (that keep people out). Pluto teaches through intensity, so this new relationship will not be casual. This will be a love and attraction that has you shaking — how else will you be motivated to bust out of your limits? And along the way, you’ll learn a thing or two about who wields the power (it won’t always be you). An existing relationship will go in one of two directions; it will deepen — becoming more honest (and intense) — or it will end. But it will only end if you or your partner are not ready to evolve.
The Highest Potential of This Transit: the chance to excavate your relationship demons and banish them, once and for all. In the process, you’ll become less controlled and more in touch with your true source of strength — passion.
Pluto will be forming an intensifying trine to your sign. Its influence will be gentle (or as gentle as the planet of transformation can be), so you may not feel a massive impact. You already know about sensual enjoyment and nurturing, but you’re not crazy about change. Pluto will show you that change can be quite delicious, by making whatever’s good in your love life (a solid relationship, satisfying sex) even better. You’ll have opportunities to push the limits a bit, and move beyond your set routines (but only in ways that make you comfortable). If you’re single, you could begin a deeply satisfying partnership that opens you up and allows you to share more of yourself. Or, you may simply become motivated to move out of your dating rut; you’ll decide to push through whatever’s been holding you back. This will be slow and gradual, just the way you like it.
The Highest Potential of this Transit: intensify your already loving nature by giving you the courage to go a bit further (in love and sex) than you normally would.
Pluto will be hitting your sign with an empowering trine. As stellar as you are when it comes to helping others, wouldn’t it be great if you could mix in a shot of courageous self-appreciation as well? That’s what this transit will gift you with — the courage to take care of yourself, and/or go after that special someone (if you’re single) with no hesitation. Your self-deprecation is charming, but this transit will give you some quiet confidence to go with it (Pluto’s energy is about power). This could transform you from endearing to downright magnetic. You won’t turn into an egomaniac, but you will become more sure of what you have to offer and what you deserve to get from others. You may even find yourself insisting on the love, attention and appreciation that you deserve. Whether you’re single or involved with someone, that’s sexy.
The Highest Potential of this Transit: empowerment in all matters of the heart and body. Mix this with your keen sense of what (and who) is exactly right, and you’ll have a priceless ability to fix whatever’s not working, and improve what is.
If I had to sum up Pluto’s transit of Capricorn (for the Earth signs), I would call it tangible power. The changes that are happening will be visible and lasting. There will be something for all of you to dig into and work with. Pluto may churn things up below the surface, but the results will be obvious and (in many cases) physical. That’s the great thing about this influence; there will be no vague hints or guessing. Pluto may push, but he’s only encouraging you to get honest about what you really want.
Related: Pluto and Obsessive Love