Powerful Pluto transits the Houses



Pluto represents death, sex, intimacy, shared resources, rebirth, and transformation. When Pluto transits a house, it intensifies the issues the house represents. Pluto dislikes superficiality, and tears down and rebuilds the aspect of our lives which interfere with our psychological growth. Pluto transits are long, as Pluto spends approximately 21 years in each sign!


Pluto transits the 1st House


This period marks a time of personal transformation, where everything from your physical appearance to your self-image changes. Indeed, you may go through a significant physical makeover.

The way you once projected yourself to others is overhauled in favor of a new pattern of relating. You may feel the need to control everything around you, which can have negative effects on your relationships.

This period is a time where you learn more about yourself, and you may choose to isolate yourself from others with the goal of examining your psychological self. As the planet of death, Pluto through the first house indicates that many things may “die” during this time, including relationships and fabrications you’ve projected onto others.

During this time, you are revealing who you really are and reclaiming your inner power.


Pluto transits the 2nd house


When Pluto transits your house of material possessions, a complete overhaul of your financial picture is likely. During this time, your sources of income may change. You may become obsessed with gaining complete control over your financial situation or attaining financial security.

Pluto symbolizes extremes, so you may experience an obsession with financial gain, or, on the other hand, a complete denial or material desires at this time. These changes will reflect your changing sense of values.


Pluto transits the 3rd house


When Pluto transits your house of communication, you think with a greater depth and concentration. Research and investigative studies are favored during this cycle, because you are better able to penetrate beneath the surface of things.

Your communication style changes during this time, as well; you are no longer satisfied with superficial, light conversations, and instead prefer to delve into the underlying issues of the subject at hand.


Pluto transits the 4th house


When Pluto transits the house of domestic life and family, your relationship with your parents may transform. On one hand, this transit can symbolize the termination of one’s relationship with a parent, or even the death of a parent, but on the other hand, this transit can symbolize reconciliation with a parent.

During this time, you may decide to move to a different location, or change the aesthetic look of your home. You may also choose to explore aspects of your familial past, including your heritage and genealogy.


Pluto transits the 5th house


When Pluto transits the house of children, romance, and creativity, these areas are likely to intensify. This period could indicate a time where you desire complete control over your children.

If you do not have children, this transit could solidify your decision to have, or not have children. Your love affairs are likely to intensify during this time, and the relationships you form during this cycle likely have a feeling of fatedness.

Indeed, the relationships you have at this time are likely to be the most intense love experiences of your life!


Pluto transits the 6th house


When Pluto transits the house of work, you may become obsessive about getting a job done. This can lead to overworking to the point of exhaustion, as you are taking your duties to the extreme.

On the other hand, a career move can develop at this time. The 6th house also represents health, so you may experience an intense desire to transform your diet or eliminate bad habits.

This transit often coincides with dramatic weight loss.


Pluto transits the 7th house


When Pluto crosses your Descendant, the “death” of a relationship or some of your attitudes towards relationships are likely. In fact, all of your one-on-one relationships, from marriage to business partnerships, are likely to undergo a transformation during this cycle.

Existing partnerships intensify, and relationships that are standing on unstable foundations are likely to disintegrate. Powerful emotions related to loyalty and honesty are likely to arise from yourself or your partner.


Pluto transits the 8th house


Pluto is at “home” in the 8th house. During this time, your focus may turn to issues surrounding death, sex, intimacy, and shared resources. In addition, you may become interested in subjects such as psychology, spirituality, and other subjects which deal with the hidden side of life.

A death of someone close to you may reveal secrets, which alter your sense of well-being. Sexually, your desires intensify, and you may be drawn toward sexual taboos.


Pluto transits the 9th house


When Pluto transits your ninth house of travel, higher learning, and beliefs, your worldview is likely to undergo a significant transformation. Your focus will turn to subjects like philosophy and religion.

Be careful to not get involved in cults or extreme religious groups. Outdated religious beliefs you previously held on to will be transformed due to a crisis of faith.

You may take a long-term journey which will serve to transform your perspective on the world.


Pluto transits the 10th house


During this cycle, your desire to achieve power and recognition through your career is intensified. This transit can bring great success, due to a renewed sense of ambition and a desire to dominate others.

Since Pluto represents extremes, you might experience massive failure in regards to your career or reputation. You could become ruthless in your quest for success, but the effects can be devastating if you take shortcuts or are going in the wrong direction.


Pluto transits the 11th house


When Pluto transits the 11th house, your friendships may change. You seek emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually intense friends, who will help develop your inner self.  

Superficial friendships are likely to end at this time. You may join groups or clubs committed to humanitarian causes. This cycle can also indicate a transformation of your long-term goals.


Pluto transits the 12th house


When Pluto transits your 12th house, deeply buried aspects of yourself surface and demand your attention. This transit may bring out childhood events that have been affecting you until now.

Many individuals engage in psychotherapy or psychiatric help during this transit. The deepening of your self-knowledge and inner attitudes will occur at this time. In addition, your desire for privacy and seclusion may intensify.




Fertility Transits

Looking to get pregnant? Looking NOT to get pregnant? Find out which natal placements and transits increase your chances of conceiving!


Does fertility show in the natal chart?


Yes, it does!


The 5th house is generally considered the house of procreation and childbirth. If you have planets in your natal 5th house, fertility is favored. This is especially true if Venus, Jupiter and/or the Moon are in this house. Jupiter is the planet of abundance, so if you have this natal chart placement, you might have lots of children! Venus in the 5th indicates you will have children, and they will most likely be daughters. The Moon, the sign of the womb and the mother, indicates you have strong maternal instinct, and childrearing is favored.


The number of planets in your 5th house sometimes indicates how many children you will have. As I mentioned before, Venus in the 5th can represent daughters. The same goes for the Moon, and other feminine planets. Mars, and other masculine planets, in the 5th can indicate sons. The nature of the planet often indicates the qualities the children may possess. For example, if you have Venus and Pluto in your fifth, one of your children may have Libran or Taurus (Venus) placements, while the other may have Scorpio (Pluto) placements.


Some people believe that if Saturn is in your 5th house, you will not have children, or you are infertile. That is not necessarily true. Saturn may cause a delay in childbirth (i.e. you won’t have children until later in your life). Saturn in this house may indicate a fear of having children, as well. Either way, this aspect does not necessarily mean you’re not meant to have children.


If you have Cancer on the cusp of your 5th house, fertility is indicated. Cancer is the sign of the mother, as well as fertility, so having it on the cusp of your 5th house of children increases your fertility.


The ruler of your 5th is also important. Look for harmonious aspects from your 5th house ruler to your natal planets, especially Jupiter, Venus, or the Moon.


Finally, the asteroid Ceres is said to represent fertility. How is Ceres aspected and placed in your chart? Ceres in the fourth or the fifth is an excellent indication of fertility, as is Ceres in aspect to the Moon, Venus, or Jupiter.



Planets transiting your 5th house


  • Jupiter transiting your 5th house


The 5th house is the house of children and procreation, while Jupiter is the planet of expansion and good luck. Put these two together, and you’ve gone one fertile transit! Many women find they get pregnant during this time. If inner planets (such as the Sun, Moon, Venus or Mars) are transiting the fifth house at the same time, your chances for conceiving are greatly improved.


  • Saturn transiting your 5th house


Saturn symbolizes restriction, which indicates that women may have a more difficult time conceiving when Saturn is transiting the 5th house. On the other hand, Saturn represents increased responsibility, so giving birth can definitely be indicated with this placement! This transit can sometimes indicate a difficult childbirth. My mother gave birth to me when transiting Saturn and transiting Sun were conjunct her natal Sun in the 5th (yes, she had me on her birthday). I was born with a heart condition, which I didn’t recover from until I was about 3 years old.


  • Uranus transiting your 5th house


Uranus is the planet of unpredictability, so in the fifth house, this can sometimes indicate unplanned pregnancies. If you’re not looking to get pregnant, and you’re having this transit, take extra care to protect yourself! Conception is further indicated if transiting Uranus aspects your natal Moon and/or ruler of your 4th or 5th houses when it is transiting your fifth house.



  • Pluto transiting your 5th house


Pluto is the planet of transformation, as well as death and rebirth. When Pluto transits this house, conception can be indicated. In fact, during this time, you may become obsessed with the idea of having a child! Conception is further indicated if transiting Pluto aspects your natal Moon and/or ruler of your 4th or 5th houses when it is transiting your fifth house.


Transits to your 5th house Ruler


When your fifth house ruler is transited by a planet, especially Jupiter, your chances of conception increase. This is especially true if the ruler of your 5th house is in harmonious aspect with your Moon.


Transits to natal Ceres


As mentioned before, Ceres is the planet of fertility. When it is aspected by a transiting planet, your chances of conception increase. This is especially true if your natal Ceres is in aspect to your natal Moon, or is posited in your 4th or 5th houses, or is in the sign Cancer.