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Pluto and You: Cleaning Out the Closet

Updated: May 17, 2023

by Morgan Leigh McKenna, Evolutionary Astrologer


The astrology of 2023 promises to bring a ton of forward-moving energy, new directions, innovations, and a big push for authenticity and freedom. And, for the next few months, all planets are moving “direct” (as opposed to retrograde). That means, it’s full-speed ahead for those projects and dreams you’ve had on the shelf for the last 3 years. Time to get them out of your head and onto the drawing board!


As exciting as forward momentum can be, there is another energy moving us ahead, and it’s a bit more complex. Some might say “dark.” Yet, many astrologers believe this energy could be humanity’s greatest ally. Pluto, the god of deconstruction and rebirth, is now in the last degrees of Capricorn, continuing his 15-year excavation of world structures, systems, and organizations that have become self-serving, power-consolidating, and in many ways, toxic. Pluto always gets to the bottom of what’s really going on. So, expect more revelations about abuses of power in world and local governments, corporations, religious, educational, and financial institutions. In the last degrees of any sign, Pluto finishes his job. So, before he heads into Aquarius – the sign of revolution and mind-boggling cultural shifts – Pluto is going to call a host of these big-name entities and their leaders to account over the next two years.


What does this have to do with my everyday life, you ask? Societal change can take a long time, even if the revelations are 10-plus on the Scandal scale. Pluto is in progressive Aquarius between 2024 and 2044, and it’s a good bet the changes flagged since 2008 will be big on the Aquarius agenda over that period. But Pluto is also about us as individuals, excavating what isn’t working in every part of our lives. Talk about cleaning closets. Think back to 2008 (that’s when Pluto first entered Capricorn). What’s changed in your finances (ah, the big recession). Work? Personal and intimate relationships? Home situation? Geography? Beliefs and goals? If you’re like me, it could be hard to recognize yourself, the evolution over the last 15 years has been that profound.


With two years left in Capricorn, Pluto is in “end-zone” territory. Now it’s time for the last push - what’s left that really, really needs to change? Be brutally honest. What are you hanging on to that’s way past its expiration date? Pluto is giving you a remarkable window of opportunity for final breakthrough here. Sure, you could wait for a crisis to bring his wrecking ball to your door. Or, you can take advantage of all the choice points you have. Granted, those choices may be difficult. But just think of what’s ahead: you get to remove what you’ve outgrown, unravel patterns that no longer serve you, and step out of the chains into your power. It will be so worth it to actually be YOU!


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