This has been an extremely intense and powerful week! Mars, the planet of action, anger, sexuality, and primal instincts, met up with Pluto, the planet of death, rebirth, power, and manipulation. They conjoined on April 26, 2018 at 21 degrees of the Cardinal earth sign of Capricorn.
Mars and Pluto meet up every two years or so, and they mark a cycle of dealing with fated decisions and choices. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, and it represents what we need to purge to transcend. Pluto also indicates how we can use our power to evolve.
Both Mars and Pluto are the traditional malefics. On the lower level, both can deal with incredible anger, abuse, misuse of power, and malice. The meetup of these two highly charged planets in the sign of karma, i.e., Capricorn, invites you to take a deep look at how you have been accessing your power, anger, drive, and sexuality.
How have you misused your power? How have you not accessed your power? How and where have you been in line with your power? Capricorn rules time, and it is a sign that takes action with future intent. Saturn is transiting in Capricorn, which is its rulership, through December 17, 2020.
Saturn and Pluto will be transiting close together in 2019, and that is going to bring restructuring to a whole other level. In 2020, the two will meet up with Jupiter in Capricorn, and that expands this cycle and intensifies it to an even more intense and life changing level that we have never dealt with in our lifetime.
With that said, the meeting of Pluto and Mars in Capricorn give you a chance to plan ahead in Capricorn fashion as to what you want to build, restructure, and how you want to appear in the world. These next few years are a time to act with direction, intention, and integrity.
There is a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio that occurs at 9 degrees of Scorpio on April 29, 2018 at 8:58 PM EDT. The Full moon chart has its Rising sign at 23 degrees of Scorpio, which is the degree at which Jupiter stationed retrograde on March 8, 2018. Jupiter is how we expand, and Scorpio is a sign of purging and release.
This Full Moon chart emphasizes very strongly to purge and release, as there are very karmic decisions and situations occurring with Pluto and Mars, which are still working together very strongly in Capricorn. What do you need to release in order to succeed? What do you want? Time to face your fears and take action! Remember that this year you obtain expansion through releasing, facing fears, and finding ways to heal.
The moon in Scorpio falls in the 12th house of secrets, dreams, fears, and endings. There will be a lot of endings this week with the meeting of Pluto and Mars. Pluto and Mars are both the rulers of Scorpio, the planet of death and rebirth. With endings, come beginnings.
Take some time to reflect on what you want to let go with love. This is a time to access power by releasing control. This is a time to listen to your dreams and intuition, as powerful insights, revelations, and secrets will surface — especially with a full moon in Scorpio!