My interview project led me to talk to a woman yesterday with the Pluto-Uranus conjunction in Virgo. Hers is exact in 17 degrees, in her fourth house, with her South Node in Sagittarius in the 6th, ruler of that node Jupiter in the 12th house in Cancer. She has been able to feel people’s emotions her entire life, and had to discover what was hers and what was not hers. (This is a theme echoing out right now with the current Mercury in Taurus – Mars in Scorpio opposition).
In doing that, she ended up realizing that she was the breaking the cycle of inherited emotional pain in her family. Her family has a history of heart failure, and at one point a doctor told her she would need a certain heart medication for the rest of her life or else she would die within three years. She took the first pill and said that she felt as though she would die – if not literally, something within her would die, if she kept taking that medication. She embarked instead on a path of clearing her emotional body and healing her heart on the energetic level, and when she got her heart checked again 12 years later her heart was healthy and fine.
Pluto and the nodes are what I look to first in chart interpretation, since I studied Evolutionary Astrology, and I always find it really energizing when talking to people who have gone through their Pluto fire and have that kind of magnetic “I know who I am” thing going on that feels grounded to the depths – the core of their being, really.
This particular person also had lessons around discernment (SN in Sagg in the 6th), which played out in the arena of just how far she could expand into feeling other people’s emotions (Jupiter in the 12th in Cancer), which for her included the Sagittarius phenomenon of knowing something without knowing how you know it – she could just feel what other people were feeling and had to learn how to not hold onto it. Pluto-Uranus in Virgo purification.
This signature reminded me of Bjork, who has the Pluto-Uranus conjunction in Virgo too. She grew up on a commune with hippies and rebelled against that by becoming super organized and working on her craft. It’s like Pluto-Uranus in Virgo people come here with something to clear and metabolize.
“I grew up with all these hippies. Ten of them and one of me. None of them wanted to work and spent all their time talking and dreaming and fooling around. 90% of that hippie stuff is just bullshit but the ideals of that generation were very beautiful and powerful and rebellious. I had to dress and feed myself from the time I was six, which meant I became a very organised person. But there came a point when I was about seven or eight, when I saw the absurdity of living in a commune and I said to them, ‘Why don’t you just DO SOMETHING!?’” – Bjork
The person who I interviewed said that our life lessons appear as opposite to our life circumstances – if we are here to have an open heart, for example, we may experience tons of heartbreak. If we are here to learn abundance, we may be born into poverty consciousness.
Pluto-Uranus in Virgo – freedom from the swamp.
I like the wisdom in that, and the reminder that our soul lessons go deep and while they may appear as external circumstances, those external circumstances are just parts of the map directing us deep within. The Pluto-Uranus generation in Virgo specifically could have a lot of depth liberation through clearing and purging whatever excess has been internalized.
Collectively, with Jupiter in Virgo right now, there is also a call to purge the excess – the philosophical, belief-oriented clutter that keeps us in negative cycles.
(Image: Wladyslaw Theodor Benda)