From Pluto to the Sun: A Metaphoric Journey of the Soul (Pt. 1)

Pluto Station, Neptune Station, Uranus Station
“A Ship on the High Seas Caught by a Squall, Known as ‘The Gust’” by Willem van de Velde the Younger (1680)

The following sketch was presented to me in a dream, therefore I cannot argue for or against its factuality. However, as few axioms in astrology are “factual,” I can certainly appreciate this metaphoric explanation of a soul’s journey, from Pluto to the Sun, starting with the Pluto Station as follows:

Pluto Station:

Let’s imagine a soul lingering at the edge of our solar system, waiting to incarnate into the earthly experience. The furthest planet from the Sun, relevant to our current astrological understanding, is Pluto. Let’s take Pluto as this “edge”, or the first station where the soul starts entering our Solar System. We can thus metaphorically call Pluto “the embryo of the soul”.

As the 8th planet from the Sun, and through its correspondence with number 8 (as the ruler of the 8th zodiac sign, Scorpio), Pluto has always been associated with “death and rebirth.” Even the physical shape of the number “8” implies an infinite loop (the infinity symbol in mathematics is ∞), which perfectly relates to the constant cycle of “death and rebirth”. Therefore, it would make sense if Pluto is taken as the very starting point (“the embryo of the soul”), as well as the very ending point (i.e. death).

Neptune Station:

The soul further develops into a “fetus” stage by entering the second station, the planet closest to the Sun right after Pluto: Neptune. This imagery also corresponds with the Neptunian symbolization of the divine “womb.” The fluid nature (element of Water) of the soul’s experience at this stage coincides with the development of the “emotional realm” and a sense of cosmic “belonging.”

Uranus Station:

We find Uranus in the third station, corresponding with “sudden change” and “shock” (element of Air, as a thunderbolt cutting through the air). Now the metaphoric “fetus” is to be born into the earthly experience, and thus the umbilical cord has to be “cut” (a traumatizing experience, albeit necessary). Having exited the Neptunian dreamy “womb” through the cutting energy of Uranus, the “infant” soul now lands in the earthly lap of Saturn.

From Pluto to the Sun: The Planetary Journey of the Soul

So far, the soul has traveled through three various stages, and this journey can provide a new lens through which each birth chart can be seen:

Pluto by Sign, House, Aspects, and Dispositorship indicates the quality of the “conception” of the soul into the cycle of incarnation, i. e. the evolutionary impetus that has pushed the soul to “rise” above the perpetual inertia and [re]incarnate into the earthly experience.

Neptune by Sign, House, Aspects, and Dispositorship indicates the quality of the relationship between the soul and the “womb” of the “Universal Mother,” i. e. how the soul sees herself as inseparable from the source, and the degree of desire to return to the “womb” or source of creation.

Uranus by Sign, House, Aspects, and Dispositorship indicates the quality of the separating desire the soul carries, to cut herself away from the Neptunian “All is One” and therefore to individuate, i.e. to differentiate herself from the source in order to be able to interact with it as an independent being.

In the next post, I will continue with the soul’s journey as it enters the realm of Saturn and gets closer to the Sun.

You can also check my newer posts regarding Pluto Aspects.

13 Replies to “From Pluto to the Sun: A Metaphoric Journey of the Soul (Pt. 1)”

  1. Wow, I just found your series of the Souls Journey and it leaves me speechless. It resonates very deeply. Thank you so so much for sharing. This is profound. What a gift you’ve received!

    1. Many thanks for your sweet feedback, Sabrina! It means a lot to me when someone reaches out and let me know if my writing has resonated with them. Hope you enjoy the rest of my articles as well 🙂

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