Why Pluto in Capricorn means breakdown and destruction. And why it’s an opportunity to make the future better than ever before.
Transcript of Video 2 Pluto in Capricorn
Welcome welcome! I’m Marina Ormes, the founder of Astrology Heals and this is our second video in the Countdown to 2022 series.
I’m so excited to be here with you today because we’re going to be talking about another astrological cycle that helps us understand where we are in the big picture of evolving energies and how that informs us to make wise and self loving choices as we go through this time in history, and support ourselves to keep the work of moving forward going.
It’s all about healing yourself and when you heal yourself it makes you more available to be a positive influence, an agent of healing and change, and positive things in the world, so that’s why were here.
That’s why were doing this. It is to support you in being more fully yourself, more fully alive, and living your potential.
Last time, in Video One, we did talk about some of the context of where we are in 2021 what happened astrologically with the triple conjunction in 2020.There was a triple conjunction in Capricorn and some other things going on as well.
We talked about where we’re headed in 2022 how this impacts the things that we’re worried about for the world, and why those things are falling apart and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.
So today’s topic is Pluto in Capricorn and what it means—what it means that we’re having Pluto in Capricorn for still another year and how that is going to change when Pluto goes into Aquarius in 2023 and 2024.
One of the questions that came up, which is an absolutely fantastic question is how do we know when these things are going to ease up, to find a way to make it—to get some relief from some of these pressures that are happening, so I’m going to be talking about that today as well.
The theme of Pluto in Capricorn is relating to the planet Pluto. Pluto is all about transformation. The energy of the planet Pluto when it comes through—when it forms aspects to other planets or relates geometric relationships to other planets… When it impacts us by transit… the way that it impacts us is that it tends to go very deep, very slowly, and it comes through like a bulldozer and it takes down whatever we thought we were standing on.
The ground we thought we were standing on is removed from beneath our feet so that we can recognize that that ground we were standing on was not everything. We think it is everything. We think it’s everything because it feels solid, but when it gets removed we actually realize, “hey wow we actually can have a different ground we can actually replace this with something that works better for us.”
And that’s the very foundation that we stand on that we rest on that we do everything from so what that means for the collective is… that as Pluto has gone through the sign of Capricorn…
So Capricorn is the sign that the Sun is in, in the wintertime. It is the shortest day, right? It is the time when things feel restricted, when things are dying back, when things are ending. We’re really in the depth of that dark—the darkness, but also that period of hibernation, of rest of kind of shutting down our functions so that we can rest and be ready to restart in the springtime.
So that’s the energy of Capricorn. Now when Pluto goes through Capricorn, as it has since 2008, we have—what we have is this planet that brings this energy of the bulldozer through this sign that has to do with restriction and limitation and structures.
Capricorn relates to the bony structures in our bodies. It also relates to the foundation and the loadbearing walls in a building, so it’s the structure that holds things together, that holds things up, that allows us to do all the things we do.
Capricorn also relates to the roots of the tree. When you think about a tree that has very deep roots, it has the strength to withstand a storm when it’s healthy, when it’s strong when its roots are well-established, then, that tree can live through things that are going to happen.
When the roots are shallow, or when they become brittle, the tree is vulnerable, right? It can come down. And that’s what happens with Capricorn energy is that when we have systems, structures, institutions… the things that hold us up, the things that provide us with this skeleton or this framework by which we operate…
For example, take our government. We have our government becoming old and brittle in some ways, and Pluto says well you know it’s not working as well as it used to. Let’s see what we can replace it with. And in the meantime that can feel like Pluto is just saying, “let’s get rid of that. That doesn’t work, let’s get rid of that. This doesn’t work either. Etc.”
Then you’re left standing there thinking, wait a minute, I kinda needed that….
So we have this energy of Pluto coming through Capricorn and breaking down (Pluto) the things that we count on (which is very Capricorn). So things like government, but also things like medical, financial, educational institutions. Even things like what we consider to be the institution of the family or marriage is changing.
All of these foundations that we have, that we think of as just taken for granted. It feels like this is just the way things are, and Pluto is like, “you know what? That can change.”
So this is us confronting the reality that we actually have the ability to create these things in different ways now. In the meantime that is painful, or it can be painful, and we have a pandemic and we have the threat of climate change and we have the threat to democracy, you know. What is going to be able to withstand the storms that are happening right now?
So all of these things are in the bigger picture of astrology and astrological cycles and our own evolution and our own evolutionary process. What it’s doing is saying, “yeah you really count on that. But do you want to think about re-constructing it and do you want to make it stronger? Do you want to make it better?”
We have this opportunity to think about how to do that. And to think about our healthcare systems, our financial systems, and our economic systems… and the structures that we have in place and whether we could be doing that differently.
What it seems like from the outside, especially if you’re just watching news headlines, is that we have a lot of breakdown and not a whole lot yet of replacing. So as we are going through that, what we are seeing in 2021, and in 2022 you’re going to see more and more of these, what are grassroots solutions being put forward.
They haven’t taken shape necessarily yet, but there is the idea of thinking outside the box and really reimagining how things could be.
You can, if you look back 10, 20, 30 years… You can see how much things have changed in terms of our awareness of climate change, our awareness of some of the vulnerabilities that our democratic systems and structures have, an awareness of the way that some of our institutions are not working are not working for all people…
So there are opportunities again for people to put forth, you know, new ways that these could be done.
And in the meantime, coming back to the question of how you deal with things that are hard… For some of us that could be, you know, the impacts of the pandemic and having a financial or economic impact on you personally. It could be the stress of living through a pandemic. Or the stress of not having, for some people, not having their regular social connections is tremendously stressful. Or having kids and having to make decisions about what your kids can and can’t do, or how to send them to school or what that looks like.
These incredibly stressful things, all these things that come into awareness that we get to see, you know, “Hey, maybe this could be done better, but in the meantime, you know, it’s just not working.”
That is the energy of Pluto going through Capricorn. It’s really forcing us, just like when we energetically hibernate in the wintertime, it is forcing us to get clear about what is truly important to us. It is helping us to come down to the basics, maybe some having to let go of some unnecessary aspects of our lives, some things that maybe we took for granted that were more frivolous or maybe, maybe not as necessary as we thought they were.
But really, it’s about coming back to that place of what is truly important and what we need to have. For my family one way that has shown up is in having an idea that what we eat can change. So just with a recognition of supply chain issues is giving us the flexibility of letting go, like, “oh, you know if this isn’t in the store, or it’s gotten too expensive, we’ll switch over to something else.” And that actually gives us this chance to try new recipes and eat different things or get by with doing things a different way.
So having an open mind and that flexibility can really help. Self-care is also just, well it’s usually hugely important, but as we go through this time it’s even more important, not less. The pressures we put on ourselves and the expectations that we have for ourselves to live up to… you know, the expectations that we have… It’s important to ease off on that. Maybe you’re not going to get as much done. Maybe all the Christmas cards are not going to go out this year or you just aren’t going to get to everything on your list.
It really is about coming back to what’s really necessary to keep yourself going and what that looks like, to make choices in your life and to have boundaries and not do everything. I know a lot of people are cutting back on and how they do things.
So these are just opportunities to, again, it’s about going deeper inside, thinking about what’s really important, and this is the energy of Pluto in Capricorn.
Pluto is in Capricorn, as I said, for one another full year, for all of 2022 Pluto will continue to be in Capricorn. So when Pluto goes into Aquarius things will shift, but it’s not like… well, you don’t want to think about astrology as like, “oh if I can only wait until Pluto goes into Aquarius, or Mercury goes direct, or whatever, then I can breathe again that everything will work again right.” It doesn’t work that way.
It’s actually when Pluto is in Capricorn that the universe is saying here is your chance. Here’s your opportunity to work with the things being this way and when things are this way, what is that going to look like for you? What do you need to do? How do you need to respond and take care of yourself and look within and ask yourself what’s really important?
Those are the questions to ask yourself as we go through this final year of Pluto in Capricorn. We have still more opportunities to do that and it’s really about asking ourselves: What is the foundation that we want to have beneath us? What do we want the structures to look like? How do we want to do that? How do we want to plan for a future that actually serves us better?
When Pluto goes into Aquarius… which it will in the spring of 2023 and then it goes retrograde back in Capricorn again and then in early 2024 Pluto goes into Aquarius to stay for many years. Pluto in Aquarius will be really a different feeling in the background of how we operate.
Pluto in Aquarius can feel more free, more liberating, more focused on the future. We might feel more connected with our neighbors and our acquaintances. Hopefully there will be more of the feeling of working together, of grassroots efforts, more local kinds of movements with communities working together and finding solutions. There is the potential for finding solutions together and working at those smaller levels. There will be a focus on how we come together one on one and work things out. We could have more focus on how we as individuals have solutions to offer rather than looking to our centralized authority figures…
What it looks like when Pluto is in Capricorn is that we are still counting on others… One of the lessons we’re learning with Pluto in Capricorn is that as we look to—so, we have these old patterns of looking to centralized authority figures to fix things for us, so one of the things we have to ask ourselves is how are we giving our power away when we do that.
When we’re counting on a figurehead, you know, such as the president or the government, to solve all of our problems is that even realistic, you know, can they even do that? And how does that devolve and become more and more dysfunctional? And what does it look like for us to take responsibility from our own sense of self, which is what Pluto in Aquarius is going to feel like.
As we go through Pluto in Capricorn, completing this time of Pluto’s transit through Capricorn, we need to learn that lesson of what it looks like to learn to trust ourselves, to come back to that place of inner strength, of self-confidence, of self-trust.
That is the lesson of Pluto in Capricorn. It’s about finding your place of resilience, finding your own ability to solve problems and answer questions and not wait around for institutions that are falling apart to solve things for you. It’s for you to take things into your own hands and try to make those systems and structures better, to call your representatives or to offer your services, to run for office, or volunteer to make things better, or step in and offer to help.
Sometimes that is even just by providing some support for others who are doing the work, so donating money, volunteering, etc., these are all… It’s about doing what feels meaningful to you and what you’re called to in the ways that you’re called to help. Because when you do that, you are standing in your own sense of self-confidence and self-trust because you are sharing what you have to offer.
So that is the lesson of Pluto in Capricorn. And as we as we go through this time, and we have one more year to continue to get that right, and the more we do get it right, the more we work on getting that right before Pluto goes into Aquarius the better situated we are for Pluto in Aquarius to serve the outcomes that we want.
What comes next in 2023-24 is we are breaking outside the box, which is Pluto, which is Aquarius. When we are stepping into the future, when we’re thinking of new solutions and new possibilities, we want to be doing that from a place of strong self-reliance, self-confidence, having built that strong foundation of sense of self. If we’ve offered to help where we can to make things better, and offered to contribute our skills, our experiences, our time and energy, we will be more prepared for a future filled with change. And that is where we are now at the end of this experience of Pluto going through Capricorn.
What is that going to look like in 2022? We’re going to be doing more of this, but we’ve been doing it for so long now, having Pluto in Capricorn, that there’s more of that sense of, “yeah you know we can do this. We can rely on ourselves.” And there’s more we have to learn around that, and we have the opportunity to do this in 2022.
So that is the Pluto in Capricorn part and coming up in future videos… Next week I’m going to be talking about the Saturn Uranus square and what that means for us and on December 23 Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces, we’re going to talk about how Jupiter moving through Pisces and conjoining, a conjunction, with Neptune is going to help us work on our beliefs and shape the future. The future can work more through compassion, more through caring for all people, and how we can have that opportunity what it can look like if we don’t get that right and what it can look like if we do.
Then on December 30 I will be talking about your evolutionary medicine, how you can be an agent of change in a changing world, what your particular path is, what that looks like, what your old patterns and old story is and what is the new story that you’re stepping into is. We’ll talk about how to fulfill your own highest potential and then after the first of the year will be talking about where we go from here and I’ll be sharing more with you about what that could look like in the coming year.
I look forward to connecting with you next week, we are talking about how we will… all these videos are talking about how we are going to confront the challenges of our times: pandemic, threats to democracy, climate change, and all the things that give us worries and fears.
It’s really all about how we are responding to those worries and fears. The more you take care of yourself, the more you find that place where your own batteries are charged so that you can make a difference and make something more positive happen, to steer things in the right direction.
That is the invitation of our times: coming back to yourself, asking what you need so that you can keep moving forward, and that is what it’s all about.
Next week will be Saturn square Uranus: Shaping the future through authentic action. We will be talking about what is the pressure to change, what is changing, and how to make the most of that.
Check me out at astrologyheals.com. I’ve got a set of videos that walk you through creating your very own soul-based action plan that can support you with all of this and there is just so much more that I’ve got for you.
Thank you so much for joining me. Check me out at astrologyheals.com and I’ll see you next time. Bye for now.