Jupiter, Neptune & Pluto by Caravaggio (source: Arts Viewer)

Yesterday, I promised to follow up on my discussion of the approaching Neptune aspects that will define my horoscope (and the horoscopes of my generation) for the next several months.

The first aspect to occur in my chart will be the opposition of transiting Neptune to my natal Pluto. Astrodienst offers the following interpretation:

This influence signifies encounters that cause various aspects of your life to be transformed. Most commonly, this transformation will take the form of disappearances of persons, circumstances or even possessions that you have become used to. You will also encounter forces that try to reveal aspects of your life that you have long kept hidden from yourself. Initially you will probably resist these revelations, believing that they cannot teach you anything very constructive. An influence like this often reveals aspects of ourselves that we have been taught to consider evil or at least negative. These aspects are often a source of positive energy, but because we refuse to acknowledge them, that energy is wasted and is usually out of our control. There will be much psychological compulsiveness at this time, but the less you resist facing yourself, the less difficulty you will have.

On another level you will be shown a spiritual dimension of your existence that can immensely broaden your life and experience, if you are willing to look at it. This dimension may seem so far beyond your ordinary life that you will consider it impossible to accept, but this knowledge is necessary for your growth.

On a practical level, avoid taking at face value any new encounters with persons or circumstances. Even when persons are not trying to deceive you, they may do so unintentionally, because you won’t immediately understand what they are really showing you. Until you have arrived at this level of understanding, simply adopt a waiting attitude and commit yourself to as little as possible.

I suppose that it’s no coincidence that I’m writing about this aspect on a day when Brexit is officially underway, and Donald Trump is about to be let off the hook in his impeachment trial by a Republican-led Senate that has decided to abdicate its responsibility to conduct oversight of the President’s misdeeds.

I have lost faith in these institutions, but that’s not the only big news. Over and over again, I keep reading the same phrase in the media: history will not be kind to the politicians who have participated in these power plays. What I’ve realized is that people who have no souls don’t care about how history will treat them.

I’ve tried to suppress my antipathy toward selfish people my entire life, thinking that they were actually redeemable. I was brought up to believe that redemption was always possible, like a lot of people who were born into this Judeo-Christian-influenced culture. However, as the passage above notes, an “influence like this often reveals aspects of ourselves that we have been taught to consider evil or at least negative.”

I no longer believe that it is “evil” to believe that there are soulless, irredeemable people in the world. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to go off on some crusade to rid the world of them, but it does mean that I’m not going to give them any more of my time, any more of my energy, the benefit of the doubt, etc. I’m finally beginning to understand that they’re already burning in their own figurative hell. Just imagine what it’s like to be completely satisfied with being completely self-interested. Imagine what it’s like to believe that there is not goodness in anyone but yourself. Imagine what it’s like to believe that it’s okay to be Donald J. Trump.

So, if that’s the transformation/revelation that this aspect has brought to my life, I can take it. If I can break free from the idea that I need to set an example that they might follow, I can learn to be satisfied with the example I set for people who would actually follow my lead.

I wonder if others undergoing this once-in-a-lifetime transit are feeling the same way? Let me know in the comments section . . .


  1. Great article about a big chunk of Generation X of which I am a part. I lost a friend of 28 years in death. I let go of a friend of 26 years that didn’t die fast enough for my personal development. Neptune is currently opposite my Pluto within a few minutes of arc. These losses have taken place during the past 9 months. These 2 individuals were my closest friends. But their values didn’t closely align with my own vision for myself. They were/are not “bad” people. But the association between us had become “evil” in that there would be violent conflict due to our conflicts of interest. Peace is better. Robert Hand has said that Pluto allows for individuals to have highly disparate goals without fighting so long as they keep good distance from each other. As I grow confident that my friendship with the living and with the dead has resolved in this life, and that I can progress on my own path without conflict, my anger is dissipating. Both of these folks helped me alot. And we helped each other alot. The idealism of Neptune opposite transformative Pluto shows that my evolution needs ideals to be in alignment with the transformation of me that is peaking at this time. My ideal self is in sight. There should be no conflict now that leads to poor posture from depression. My spine (head, neck, and trunk) need to align to let the energy flow freely. Many corrections and strengthenings may occur in my energy field with the right posture now. How I posture toward associates is vital as my friends are a reflection of myself. Posture in privacy and in social life can be ideal at this time for best results.

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    • Thanks for the feedback. I goof around mostly on this blog, but I really appreciate it when someone takes what I do seriously when I am trying to be serious.


    • Hi, my name is Maria and I live in Amsterdam
      Thank you for this article !
      My experience was with Neptune opposit my Pluto conjunct Uranus.
      Very confusing !!! I have cut out multiple ( fake ) people. A few covert Narcissists and Sociopaths. I first couldn’t believe they really were like that! I questioned my own sanity, but finally when the veil was lifted I could see their masks as they fell off. Very painful, but an important lesson I have learnt about personalities and of course my own boundaries ( I had almost none) and I was very naive !! Was !! No more bullshit now haha.
      I forgave them, after a while when I started to heal myself from the emotional abuse.
      I am glad now for a new phase in my life making new friends in the future. 🙂

      Greetz from Holland !!

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  2. I guess I have not previously commented on someone’s blog here. Apparently my email for wordpress is different than my usual email. So, I am putting the one they recognize. Keep up two good work!

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    • Absolutely. This year of 2020 has been a real challenge for our generation. As an RN, I’ve seen friends of mine die to take care of others…while our politicians give crap medical advice, acting like they know medicine and control the CDCs facts and numbers. As a chemist and acupuncturist, I’ve done research on herbs that kill COVID, handed out almost 4000 bottles to protect the lives of my first responder colleagues, seen people get OFF VENTS with the IV mixture and still it’s considered illegal (we were able to do this and protect our licenses on native land). The CDC has my PowerPoint and the results. And they do nothing with it because greed is what fuels this country, not the common good. Not health. For us Pluto in Virgo generation, it is appalling. Thanks for this blog entry. My reality is reassured by honest thoughtful people
      Like yourself 🌻


  3. I just came across your post while looking for more info about this transit – which I am in the thick of. It started in March 2019 for me – and the last hit is in December. I have lived every bit of the massive shifts from the Astrodienst interpretations and then some. It has been the ride of my life. I have suffered so much loss and the peeling away of layers and layers of old beliefs and wounds….it’s been awful to feel and probably to see. But it has also opened me in ways I could never imagine. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Hello everyone! Nice to “meet” people (astrology-believers) who are living the same transit(s)!
    You most likely have Neptune-Uranus opposition going on, too, as well as tr. Neptune conjunct Chiron.

    These things happen in my 2nd and 8th houses, Neptune in the 8th and Pluto in the 2nd. I do not know about you, but I have also my natal Saturn in the 8th house in Pieces. So, all heavy planets are bombing those houses on my astromap now and a long time. All my lifetime, except Neptune.

    I lost all my money to someone else by this Neptune transit in the 8th house, got also terrible debts and I am just counting days when it leaves the 8th house.

    I am preparing what can happen when it goes to my 9th house because these happenings correlate so well with astrology. There is not much help to see afterwards the oh: I maybe should have been more mindful! This time, I will be more aware of the energy that is in the air.

    I do not know, who cannot “believe” in astrologyß? It works even if you believe it or not. But if you believe and are aware, you can DO something to navigate a difficult times before they become too difficult.


  5. Hi, I am in the middle of this transit too. It ends feb ’22. What I notice is an increase of my psychic abilities. I try to go with the flow, it’s sometimes a bit overwhelming. I also notice that I’m fading away from people who blame life for where they are in a constant negative vibe. I notice I can’t deal with chronic negative people anymore. So far I love the energy of this transit. Maybe I’ll sing a different tune in feb ’22 but so far so good 🙂


    • I completely agree with the thing about negative people. I’m doing the same! Maybe it’s the simultaneous Neptune/Chiron conjunction that’s making that happen.


  6. I stumbled across this posting from Googling about my upcoming Neptune opposite my natal 9th house Virgo Sun/Pluto conjunction, which starts to take place in the coming months. Sounds like an interesting time ahead! Already had it oppose my Jupiter in the last couple of years, then Uranus will get into the gig in a couple more years. On top of Pluto/Jupiter/Saturn in Cap trining my Virgo group, and squaring my Libran Venus/MC/Merc and Aries Saturn, its been a doozy of a time.


  7. Thank you for the article 👍🏻 My Pluto is 22 degrees Virgo, Jupiter 26 degrees 1st house so interesting transformational and maybe confusing times ahead! So I think the orb is activated, I have revealed some previously unconscious patterns of behaviour and am spending time really trying to understand myself and my motives better. That sounds a bit self absorbed, but hey I think this is the time to turn inwards. The Neptune haze is causing me to be a bit distracted by my imagination! Let’s see what unfolds 💫


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