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Pluto In 2024

What Gifts Will Pluto Give You In 2024?

 

Pluto: Astronomy Facts

 

Pluto, once considered the ninth planet, is now classified as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). It resides in the Kuiper Belt, a region beyond Neptune populated with small, icy bodies. Key facts about Pluto include its small size, irregular orbit, and unique atmosphere.

 

Size:

Pluto is smaller than Earth's moon, with a diameter of about 2,377 kilometers.


Orbit:

Pluto has an eccentric and inclined orbit, sometimes bringing it closer to the Sun than Neptune. It takes approximately 248 Earth years to complete one orbit.


Atmosphere:

Pluto has a thin atmosphere primarily composed of nitrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide. During its closest approach to the Sun, some of this volatile material sublimates, creating a temporary atmosphere.


Moons:

Pluto has five known moons, with Charon being the largest and closest. The other moons are Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra.

 

Pluto's reclassification sparked discussions about the definition of a planet and led to the recognition of dwarf planets as a distinct category in our solar system.

 

The Story And The Symbolism

 

In Roman mythology Pluto is the god of the underworld, ruling over the realm of the dead. The myth is closely tied to the Greek myth of Hades. Pluto/Cronus, one of the children of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth), is associated with the cyclical nature of life, death, and rebirth.

 

The abduction of Persephone, daughter of Demeter (goddess of agriculture), is a central myth connected to Pluto. Hades, smitten by Persephone's beauty, kidnapped her to be his wife in the underworld. This event led to a compromise where Persephone spends part of the year in the underworld, symbolizing winter, and part on Earth, symbolizing spring and growth.

 

Psychologically, the myth of Pluto represents profound transformation, the journey into the unconscious, and the integration of the shadow self. The underworld becomes a metaphor for the depths of the psyche, where one confronts hidden fears, desires, and aspects of the self. The abduction and return of Persephone can be seen as a metaphor for personal growth, resilience, and the cyclical nature of life's challenges.

 

The Astrological Meanings

 

Pluto

The astrological symbol for Pluto, resembling a combination of P and L (♇), is sometimes associated with the god's two-pronged sceptre, representing power and the mysteries of the underworld. Psychologically, this symbol can be interpreted as a reminder of the transformative potential inherent in confronting and embracing the deeper, hidden aspects of oneself.

 

In astrology, Pluto is associated with transformation, power, and regeneration. It's considered a symbol of deep, intense changes and the process of letting go of the old to make way for the new. Pluto's influence is often linked to psychological evolution, profound inner growth, and the uncovering of hidden truths.

 

The planet is also associated with themes of power and control, both in terms of personal empowerment and the dynamics of power in relationships or society. Pluto's transits in an individual's astrological chart are thought to bring about significant and sometimes challenging shifts, pushing individuals to confront and transform aspects of their lives.

 

While astrological interpretations of Pluto's influence are subjective and vary, many practitioners see it as a force that encourages individuals to delve into the depths of their psyche, face their fears, and emerge stronger and more self-aware. Keep in mind that astrology is a very personal experience of this powerful astrological energy so interpretations can differ among astrologers.

 

Key Transits For Pluto In 2024


The last time Pluto was in Aquarius was from 1778 to 1798. This period was transformational in the history of mankind and brought power to the people with important events like The French Revolution and the Irish Uprising that both took place during these years.

We also saw the American State of Independence after the Civil War when America broke away from the domination of Europe.


  • 20th January: Sun enters Aquarius conjunct Pluto in Anaretic degree of Capricorn

  • January 21st: Pluto enters Aquarius - The power of the Divine at its best

  • May 2nd: Retrograde in Aquarius will bring a slow down and an opportunity to catch our breath and try to digest how Pluto has already affected us.

  • September 2nd: Pluto returns to Capricorn. A last look around the structured and boundaried sign of Capricorn to shed what no longer serves us or humanity.

  • November 19th: Pluto returns to Aquarius for the next 20 years.

Pluto's historic move into Aquarius on 20th November will change our whole understanding of technology, and AI and empower us to open up and connect with the higher frequencies of the collective, and the Divine.

Profound experiences lie ahead of us in understanding science and technology and the nature of life in other realms of the known universe. Humanity can learn to work in harmony with AI and discover how the mind can take us to far-distant locations in the Galaxy without the use of spacecraft.

There will be huge leaps forward in Aviation with supersonic flight being more easily available with minimal damage to the atmosphere and super clean and inexpensive methods of propulsion.


At last the final journey forwards towards our exciting destiny.



 

Here's a brief look at how Pluto's move affects each sign. Check both your Sun and Rising Sign.


ARIES

11th House of hopes and wishes. Use the internet to constructively connect with the wider community.

 

TAURUS

10th House. Your career or passion your soul path becoming more public.

 

GEMINI

9th House. Higher education. Truth and Justice, spiritual enlightenment.

 

CANCER

8th House Joint finance pensions investments. Hidden secrets shadow work transformation.

 

LEO

7th House Relationships especially significant relationships and business partners.

 

VIRGO

6th House Daily routine. Pets, health and service to others.

 

LIBRA

5th House Fun, entertainment, love affairs, creativity the arts, and children.

 

SCORPIO

4th House. Home and family, especially early home life, parents and ancestry, and genealogy.

 

SAGITTARIUS

3rd House. Your local community, transport, communication. writing and collating information.

 

CAPRICORN

2nd House. Your material possessions and how you manage your finances. What you do for a living to accrue stability. Also your self-worth and how you value yourself.

 

AQUARIUS

1st House. Who are you? And what side of you do you choose to show to the world? How others experience you.

 

PISCES

12th House is the inner you where you can feel restricted and imprisoned but also your intuition and psychic abilities.

 

 

Pluto's Gift


Pluto can give you a gift over the next 20 years of amazing personal and professional transformation in the area of your life where Pluto is taking up residence in your chart.

Try not to fear these powerful energies or interpret them negatively. If you work positively with the events that unfold in your life the gift of Pluto turns you into the Alchemist who turns lead into gold. When the going gets tough remember to be the Phoenix and rise from the ashes.

 


Words: Penny Dix

Edit: Andrea Britton


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