Generational Aspect Transit Pluto Square Pluto
Everyone in their late 30s goes through it, but there is little documentation here or elsewhere on what to expect when transit pluto squares your natal pluto placement. Thoughts, experiences, anecdotes?
Astrologically, this is the onset of the mid-life crisis. It's often felt as deep subconscious feelings of dissatisfaction.
It often only truly makes sense once the last phase is reached - Saturn Opposition, so I think it also merits looking at it as a composite because sometimes these aspects bleed into each other...
Phase 1 – t.Pluto square N.Pluto – endings, transformations, internal death of something
Phase 2 – t.Neptune square N.Neptune – confusion, fogginess, disillusionment, releasing
Phase 3 – t.Uranus opposite N.Uranus – sudden changes, reinventing, rebelling, tapping into a higher consciousness
Phase 4 – t.Saturn opposite N.Saturn – rebuilding, structures, commitments, stability, karmic manifestations
Actually, Pluto's orbit is not fixed. It spends roughly 30 years in Taurus and about 1/2 that in Scorpio. Consequently, the age at the time of the Pluto square changes, pretty significantly.
For example, my grandfather born in 1900 with Pluto in Gemini, did not have Pluto square his natal Pluto until he was well into his 60's (Pluto in Virgo).
A great reminder that adulting is not finite, but rather a journey in which "mid-life" crises can occur at varying ages.
This transit is starting for me too. I'm very interested in other people's experiences.
Is there anything we could do to prepare for the transit?
I'm in it already. Transiting Pluto squares my Pluto-Saturn Conjunction.
I feel endings/ transformations are either happening or needed... I need to let go of the past, of the wounds I keep putting salt on and move on... I'm so tired to clenching my fists and not letting go. This feels smoother now after Saturn transited my IC and after so many years of Pluto transiting my IC. Those transits were really rough.
My relationships are changing, the way I relate to my friends and close people is definitely changing... Is not very easy, but I can realize it is necessary and I feel acceptance for the change. This is a new feeling for my stubborness mind & way of dealing with change.
I've been going through a very long therapy and soul searching in the last years, so there have been changes all the tme, small changes but still changes and I struggled everytime trying to force or not letting it happen...
I feel such sadness of having faught with so much stubborness to keep the things around that are dissolving and started to dissolve. I aware I have to let go to make room for the new, but it comes with so much internal fight for me... I don't know against what and who was I fighting all these years. Really no idea... but I feel pretty tired and I know things are changing... they have to... and I don't want to be dragged, I've been there and it is so painful. Hopefully I'll learn to be like water... after all I have a Scorpio Saturn, is going that way anyway... and not my way.
This transit is just in the beginning, I'll see how it will unfold... I was not prepared for it, I felt pushed to therapy when Saturn joined transiting Pluto in the 4th house, there was no way I could've make it through without therapy at least for me with those transits. I needed it as my past was full of wounds that needed healing. I had no idea this was gonna be such an important transit.
Maybe other people can give more insights about how to prepare for it... But I feel Pluto square is bringing me a swift towards acceptance and changes. At least for now. This struggle is not that strong anymore... after Saturn left my IC. I really want to change and learn to go with the flow... I so need this.