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PLUTO in CAP goes direct / forward on Oct 3: POWER to Change!

24 Sep

After the SATURN-in-CAP gear shift from retro to direct on Sept 18 we’re in PLUTO-in-CAP U-Turn mode end of Sept to mid-Oct – basically the whole LIBRA season!

On Oct 3, PLUTO in CAP turns direct / forward again!
MERCURY (on Sept 26) and VENUS (on Sept 30) are about to square PLUTO, reminding us that POWER has to do with making wise choices and finding a good match – for various purposes, resulting in peace, balance, and harmony. Maybe a transformation has been going on in you already to show you what it takes for Power to Change, and what needed to change in you to get there.

PLUTO’s retro trip since Apr 24 has brought up a lot of collective and personal inner and old  conditioning, and shown where we can feel disempowered through controlling power structures and hierarchies. This could have manifested in personal, interpersonal and societal dynamics.

With SATURN retro and the Lunar South Node so close to PLUTO retro this Spring / early Summer, we’ve seen lots of concrete evidence of old structures and the ‘Old Empire’ expiring.
Maybe you like myself have experienced situations where reality checks, closures and boundaries (SATURN in CAP) were important to demonstrate you’re not engaging in the old energy anymore but ARE the change.
The South Node is drifting further back in CAP now, while SATURN will approach and finally pass PLUTO (every 38 years only) on Jan 12, 2020. Early 2020 will be very very significant phase for building a new transformed foundation.

This is a turnaround phase to take our Power back, and / or not give it away in the first place. 

Many man-made / human-controlled greed & fear based or top-down authority structures (shadows of CAP-italist CAP) might be hard to come by / seem to require ‘moving mountains’ to make changes in distribution / accessibility / respect for everyone, no matter where they’re ‘positioned’ in the structure.
Yet, that’s also an old Capitalist and PISCES Age story that’s changing now. Too slowly??? Just-in-Time?

Inquiry questions, with the CAP theme these years (2008 – 2023) of PLUTO’s CAP destruction and REbuilding process:

  • What and where are RESOURCES (collectively and personally speaking) that don’t waste time and energy and don’t produce more waste but are renewable?
  • How can we lead life in a way that isn’t efforting / resisting but resourceful and regenerative?
  • Who are the ones (really!) in charge???
  • What’s controlling us, and how can we take Power back?
  • What’s Power from the inside-out?
  • How can we work wisely with TIME?
  • How can we be free from / beyond time control, and in timeless awareness?


Heart on PLUTO – as seen by the New Horizons mission in July 2015

With the stationary / direct PLUTO in CAP mode, it’s Time to RE-generate from within, in Nature, and in our True Nature.

Being connected to Source is instantly empowering.

What’s the POWER to CHANGE?

(Look at the signs…  )

Where can the change in you be sourced?
What can the status quo change into?

  • The Power of TIME and Timeliness.
    How do we know when TIME is ‘right & ripe”?
    Tuning into our inner Soul Time is the way to go.
    Astrology can help by showing us the cosmic cycles, and how to align with them, assisting our natural inner knowing and intuition. 

    Don’t let yourself get pressured by external forces (“You should be already….”) and time / resource scarcity, in this ever so 24/7 production mode world – which isn’t really all that productive anyway if natural cycles of rest and regeneration aren’t honoured.
    So perhaps the Power of TIME means to slow down, smell the Roses, and let things ripen…?
  • Honouring the Elders, and Receiving Guidance.
    Elders may be biological Elders, Spirit Elders, the spirit of the ‘Old World’…
    Being guided by them and towards them can be very powerful if you hear the call.
  • Working Well with Resources. Being Resourceful.
    Which ties into Time and Natural Laws…

    Working respectfully with the cycles of Nature, incl. our own nature, the human life cycle and day-to-day cycles. CAP traditionally works with the Land and cooperates with Nature.
    When and where is a good time / place to seed / plant / harvest?
    The Fall Equinox (Sept 23) is one of the main markers of the Solar year, and the New Moon in Libra on Sept 28 offers nature-all energy for harvesting / planting new seeds for harmony, balance and relatedness.

    There’s simplicity and beauty in this. Can we apply it again more into our lives?
    CAP says: I use what’s here and make the best out of it. I’m resourceful.
    The shadow would be to abuse, over-use, and the lack would be to under-use what would be a helpful resource.
    So, bottom line: TIME for an inventory / invent-ory.
  • Wisdom of the Body.
    The most obvious ‘earthly resource’ is our body of course. Mid-to-late CAP where PLUTO is now has also a TAURUS – VIRGO undertone – TAU rules embodiment and sensations, and VIRGO alignment.

    Don’t let yourself get de-stabilized from chaos, disruptions and imbalance around (an – understandable but not helpful – low grade experience of URANUS now in TAURUS).
    Find and stand your ground, and emBody Freedom.

    Let’s definitely bring the wisdom of the BODY in, for wise choices, and empowering change!


Let’s take a look at the

Sabian Symbols for the PLUTO U-Turn Point

PLUTO goes direct / forward from on Oct 3 at 20’38° CAP.

I’ll use both 20° and 21° CAP this time, to show you the theme where PLUTO would have almost gone back to (20°) but didn’t quite. This ground had been already covered (dug up and transformed) by PLUTO – representing the Power of Evolution.



Gospel Choir – Pixabay Public Domain Graphic


KEYNOTE: The fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through his participation in a group performance consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity.

In great cathedrals and other religious edifices the choir is normally hidden behind the altar or above the nave. It symbolizes thus more perfectly the supernal harmony of “heaven” — or the music of the spheres. The ideal of social participation is exalted to its highest manifestation, for the choir also represents the multifaceted and polyphonic unity of the community in its transcendent state of perfect harmony. Within this harmony the individual who has overcome his egocentric separativeness and developed his higher consciousness finds fulfillment in super-personal togetherness.

This is the fifth and last symbol of this fifty-eighth sequence. It presents us with the purest form of group-harmony, the most basic yet most difficult fulfillment of the social state. At the level of the individual person this “hidden choir” would refer to the polyphonic integration of all faculties in their most spiritual manifestations: the ideal of PLENITUDE of being.”


And here’s the next degree – showing what’s up for change, where the shadow lies, and also where the evolution can come from.
PLUTO will activate it in Oct / Nov (and already has, early this year):


Relay Race Pixabay Photo by Thomas Wolter 


KEYNOTE: The value of competition in developing group-consciousness.

Here we are no longer dealing with competition between individuals, but with competition between groups of individuals who take turns successively in order to maximize the group effort and the possibility of outstanding results. The whole of civilization is a vast kind of relay race in which groups of people and generations carry the torch of what we call “progress.” Major achievements result from the sum total of human strivings.

This first symbol of the fifty-ninth sequence stresses one especially dynamic aspect of “group performance.” Wherever this symbol appears, it emphasizes the value of group cooperation and of necessary give-and-take. One must seek to relate and adjust one’s strength to the challenge presented by competitors in DYNAMIC INTERCHANGE.”


Both the Hidden Choir and the Relay Race Symbols show different expressions of a joint performance in excellence (CAP), stimulated / motivated by unity (the NEPTUNE Archetype – presently very active) and / or challenge and competition (the MARS Archetype – also very ON). 
Both expressions show where the Power to Change can be accessed. 
Not in separation / isolation – the shadow of our oh-so ‘convenient’ electronic age – but in cooperation. Which leads over from CAP to AQUARIUS – the direction PLUTO goes towards and reaches in 2023.

We are the Change!


Blessings for Nature-ALL Empowerment, with PLUTO’s Turnaround!
May the Power of & to Change be with You & in You!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger





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