I received a request to write about the current sextile between Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio. So, here you go.
Right now, Saturn is at 10 degrees Scorpio and Pluto is at 9 degrees Capricorn; they are sextiling each other. A sextile is not an in-your-face aspect, but it's harmonious. It hints at potential that you need to become aware of. However, Saturn and Pluto are in mutual reception, which means Pluto is in the sign that Saturn rules, and Saturn is in the sign that Pluto rules. This shared understanding will strengthen the sextile.
Pluto in Capricorn transforms existing structures/rules/limits. It does this by destroying whatever is rotting, and then uncovers new potential for power. It is being supported by Saturn in Scorpio, which focuses existing power/intensity. One feeds into the other.
The houses in your chart with Capricorn and Scorpio are where this energy exchange is taking place. The overall theme is removal of fear and increase of power. These are big, heavy words, but remember that this is not a dramatic aspect. It's the energy of quiet labor and steady removal of obstacles. It will act as a background facilitator; don't expect miracles from it, but do make use of it to strengthen your agenda.
You can increase your awareness by asking the following:
- If I let go of ___, what will intensify in my life?
- If ___ intensifies in my life, what will it help me let go of?
The sextile has been active since (roughly) mid November, 2012. It was exact (at 9 degrees) on December 26th. It will continue to be active until April 3, 2013, and again from August 30, 2013 - September 30, 2013. The energy will peak (when the aspect is exact) on:
- March 8 (11 degrees)
- September 21 (8 degrees)
If you have planets/angles from 8 to 11 degrees Scorpio or Capricorn, you'll receive the most benefits.