Pluto transits are well and widely known to drag a person into their un-comfort zone. I had a gal call about Pluto transiting her first house. I also have Pluto transiting my first. Our ascendants are one degree apart. Reading through the lines of her note, I surmised she was calling me because she wanted to make peace with this transit. Could I help with this?
Initially, I wasn’t sure. Pluto transits a house for a long time. More than a decade, sometimes closer to two decades. The planets has not been in first house for long, in the scheme of things. But I’d been working on adapting to the transit and I’d enjoyed a breakthrough of some magnitude some weeks before. Noted here: Benefits Of Pluto Transiting Your 12th.
I think the call helped us both. We compared notes and could easily relate around where we were and what we’d been through. I was more in tune with the transit than she was, in the moment. But there were reasons for this that could be defined. For example, her chart is more difficult than mine. I’m also older which translates to more “been there, done that”, under my belt.
I like that these facts brought us both comfort. I was on track, but so was she. Capricorn always wonders if they suck or if they’re failing. We were like two goats, who suffered a rug pull. We were both on our feet. I was oriented in a positive direction. I think talking to me, made it clear to her she could do it too, and she was closer to this point than she may have thought.
This was humbling on my end because this gal’s chart was significantly more challenging than my own. With that advantage, I’d better have this in hand!
I explained my process so she might see how to take the next step; and also know what she could anticipate if she followed a similar course of action. I don’t think people are necessarily similar enough for this to always work but in this case, our “realities” were lining up pretty well.
I told her I did not like having Pluto in my first house. I have Libra and don’t want to be a repulsive lone wolf! She was a Gemini, which also does not care to have disgusting barnacles hanging off her when she’s trying to navigate. But we know astrology and our intellects inform us, Pluto will be there for many years. Capricorn inherently knows it must grapple with reality.
The best way to get comfortable with your Pluto transit is to turn into it, because you sure as hell aren’t going to be able to get away. You can’t excise it. You can ignore it but no one else will; that shadow seeps in.