Mercury in Libra square retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 21st September 2020

Mercury at 22 degrees 32 minutes Libra is square retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 32 minutes Capricorn at 5.18 am GMT 6.18 am BST 21st September 2020.

Mentally challenging circumstances will make it a struggle to have peace of mind. Important transformations or potentially life changing decisions can bring frustration. This will test your ability to be calm and diplomatic with those who throw obstacles in your way. Being too willing to compromise or hesitant to make decisions to avoid unpleasant situations may create more problems than you think can be created. This affects your ability to make important achievements that can be empowering. If you’re tempted to take the easiest options now you could regret it later. Not much can be gained without hard work.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Virgo trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 15th September 2020

The Sun at 22 degrees 35 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 35 minutes Capricorn at 12.05 am BST 15th September 2020.

It’s time to be analytical to review all the necessary details on how you can gain more control and power over your life. This can be hard work but very rewarding. Having confidence in your intelligence and your ability to constructively deal with criticism makes if fairly easy for you to transform and eliminate restrictions that affect your ability to attain substantial achievements. Your self-esteem will benefit from the rewards of being patient enough to do your research and pay attention to all the little but essential details, if you have to assert your strength and gain personal recognition.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Virgo trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 1st September 2020.

Mercury at 22 degrees 44 minutes Virgo is trine retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 44 minutes Capricorn 10.40 am GMT 11.40 am BST 1st September 2020.

Any effort you make to analyse and go through every detail meticulously in what you have to do, before initiating a process of transformation when Pluto turns direct in the near future, should go quite smoothly. This is an opportunity to assess personal triggers for anxiety and self-doubt; ideas can be created and information can be sought to find out how to work with the effect of the triggers that can restrict you. Patience is helpful during this transit, as progress may not necessarily be quick. It has the potential to be constructive where substantial and important achievements can be made, to help you to gain power over your way of thinking and your mental well-being.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Venus in Cancer opposition retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 30th August 2020

Venus at 22 degrees 46 minutes Cancer is opposition retrograde Pluto at 22 degrees 46 minutes Capricorn at 1.27 pm GMT 2.27 pm BST 30th August 2020.

The process of transformation and elimination of restrictions that affect your ability to achieve what is important to you can be very uncomfortable during this transit. An affection for or sentimentality to what makes you feel comfortable and secure can be very difficult for you to let go. Defensive, protective and persuasive behaviour may be expressed in order to hang on to what is possessed or what is desired, which ultimately has to be released. Indulgence has to make way for self-discipline where money and material possessions are concerned. Conserve rather than spend and waste your resources; it can help you to gain more power and control over what you can do with your life.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mars in Aries square retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 13th August 2020

Mars at 23 degrees 5 minutes Aries is square retrograde Pluto at 23 degrees 5 minutes Capricorn at 7.03 am GMT 8.03 am BST 13th August 2020.

Dramatic and destructive action taken by those who are traditionally in a position of power and control will be fought against by those who are fired up to commence battle with the old order. The former may find they are not as strong as they thought they would be in the face of those who resist their domination, so they will have to dig deep to find what resources are available to them.

Generally there is a surge of energy that is difficult to direct towards a route where it can’t cause damage in one way or another. It may be necessary to relinquish control to allow a process of regeneration to take place. This can be immensely stressful but could be needed to avoid huge challenges that you would otherwise be battling for a long time. Also there is an increase of explosive anger; either from yourself or from people or during events around you. It’s definitely not the time to make enemies as they can be incredibly aggressive and possibly obsessive in getting their revenge.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mercury in Cancer opposition retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 1st August 2020.

Mercury at 23 degrees 20 minutes Cancer is opposition retrograde Pluto at 23 degrees 20 minutes Capricorn at 10.50 am GMT 11.50 am BST 1st August 2020.

An over-attachment to ideas that you cling to due to the security they offer could be strained. It’s not the easiest task to balance your emotional reaction to what you learn with the practicalities of important transformations that involve a potentially difficult process of elimination for the sake of renewal. This is especially the case if what was thought to have been done and dusted has to be repeated. Hindrances faced now can encourage pessimism and self-doubt, especially if it’s mentally and emotionally challenging. On the positive side this transit enables an evolution to become a stronger person.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Cancer opposition retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 15th July 2020.

The Sun at 23 degrees 44 minutes Cancer is in opposition with retrograde Pluto at 23 degrees 44 minutes Capricorn at 7.08 pm GMT 8.08 pm BST 15th July 2020.

A balance needs to be met between what you need for self-fulfilment, and a drive to eliminate what restricts your ability to achieve and reach landmarks in your life that are substantial and dramatic. Strong sentimental attachments to elements of your past that provide security that will steer you to reassess what and how you can cope with transformations, taking into account how tough they can be. An even amount of emotion and rationality are essential for the best or least severe conclusion to events influenced by this transit. Where your physical well-being is concerned, it’s advisable to see where you need to take time to look after yourself. Review what you need to change or get rid of what has a destructive effect on your health.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Retrograde Jupiter conjunction retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 30th June 2020.

Retrograde Jupiter is conjunction retrograde Pluto at 24 degrees 6 minutes Capricorn at 6.40 am GMT 7.40 am BST 30th June 2020.

Although there could be an immense drive to expand your horizons and the breadth of your knowledge, this will be placed on pause for now. Use the time and space during this transit to put a strategic plan in place. Review what you can control and what resources you have an abundance of. Combine this with the knowledge you have to be ready to go forward with overhauling your life in a slow and steady process of discarding what holds you back. Build a series of achievements to attain a vast amount of success. This is only possible through sheer hard work and belief.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Mars in Pisces sextile retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 19th June 2020.

Mars at 24 degrees 21 minutes Pisces is sextile retrograde Pluto at 24 degrees 21 minutes Capricorn at 12.02 am BST 19th June 2020.

Persistent and gentle action to make the most of waves of energy that drive you to go against the grain, to attain powerful achievement is generally successful. Strength and resilience that have been just under the surface will make their presence known. The control and power you have in reserve may have been overlooked; use your intuition and concentration to find where and when they can be efficiently used for your benefit. There is a feeling that action must be taken to make a transformation somehow and somewhere, but use the influence of retrograde Pluto in this transit to get yourself to the best strategic position before Pluto turns direct.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.

Sun in Taurus trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn 15th May 2020.

The Sun at 24 degrees 54 minutes Taurus is trine retrograde Pluto at 24 degrees 54 minutes Capricorn 6.45 am GMT 7.45 am BST 15th May 2020.

Although you may not be quick to react you have enough strength and persistence to repeat or repair what requires your attention, in order to achieve what is important to you. Stubbornness and perseverance are traits that can easily help you to make dramatic transformations that are slow to progress, but in the long-term offer stability. A gentle process of revising what major changes can be made to avoid getting stuck in a rut of your own making can be put into motion. This isn’t likely to happen quickly; you will have to put the work in for the long term.

© Sarah Cochrane 2020.