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Jupiter trine Pluto: the magic of ambition and synchronicity

Jupiter trine Pluto Image Awake in a Silver Land by Cameron Gray.

On the 11 October Jupiter trine Pluto will give us a powerful boost of energy. This energy is already in affect and will last from 27 September to 29 October. With Jupiter at 13 degrees Virgo and Pluto direct again at 13 degrees Capricorn, this is a very earthy energy that is perfect for manifesting something very concrete at the material level.

During Jupiter trine Pluto you’ll likely feel more powerful, capable and lucky than usual, especially if planets in your chart are triggered. However this won’t happen without effort on your part. Remember the old adage ‘God helps those who help themselves’? Well this certainly applies here. Sitting at home waiting for good fortune to fall in your lap is not going to make the most of this transit, but step out into the world and your way will be smoothly paved.

Synchronicity, that strange phenomenon of happy coincidence where the right person or event comes into your life when you need it, will be more common during Jupiter trine Pluto. Keep an eye out for signs along your way: you hear about the same book or website three times in a short period, you bump into an old friend the day after dreaming about her, that kind of thing. Take these signs seriously and pursue them: they will very likely lead to opportunities.

During Jupiter trine Pluto your faith in yourself will be contagious. When you expect things to work out well others will see no reason why you should fail and this powerful combining of confident expectation will see your success increase exponentially. In a similar way, taking care of small details (Virgo) can take you a long way towards big goals (Capricorn) at this time.

Take the time to clarify within yourself where your power lies. There are some things we can change and others that are outside our control. For example Jupiter trine Pluto will not help you force someone to change, but it will support you in transforming your own attitude to the situation and when you approach the person in a loving manner it can give you a boost of inner power that can be very influential.

As Jupiter rules long-distance travel a trip taken during Jupiter trine Pluto will probably be a very powerful and potentially life-changing experience, as it is likely that you will meet people and encounter experiences that open up new possibilities in your life. Remain alert and open to ideas and perspectives that are outside of your field of experience and perhaps even your comfort zone; these could be keys to something new and exciting.

Take advantage of Jupiter trine Pluto by taking steps towards change that you may have been putting off. Actions made during this time will have particular power and you will find that when you step out the universe will come to meet you. Synchronicity and happy coincidences will support even the most small steps you take towards change and with the ambitious energy of Pluto pushing you forward this transit can really take you places.

Jupiter trine Pluto is like a powerful engine headed towards a fantastic destination. Pluto provides the fuel while Jupiter ensures we are heading in the right direction. The only way we can lose here is if we put on the brakes, a real danger as on the same day Jupiter trine Pluto is exact, Venus will square Saturn, an energy that can undermine self-confidence. Whatever you do during Jupiter trine Pluto don’t let fear hold you back from moving forward!

How will Jupiter trine Pluto affect you?

Jupiter trine Pluto will be especially powerful for those with natal planets or points between 10 and 16 degrees of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn), and to a lesser extent in the Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces). In my chart, natal Venus is at 15 degrees Capricorn in the 8th House and Uranus is at 15 degrees Scorpio. As Uranus and the 8th House are both related to astrology I’m excited to how Jupiter trine Pluto will impact the launch of my first online astrology course Know Yourself: A Chart Interpretation Masterclass.

Depending on which houses in your chart Jupiter and Pluto are transiting, Jupiter trine Pluto will affect different areas of your life. For example if Jupiter is currently moving through your 10th House there may be career opportunities arising that are financially lucrative, and/or that increase your responsibility and influence. On the other hand Pluto in the 12th House may open your awareness to very deep parts of your subconscious.

Meanwhile in another part of the cosmos…

Mars and Neptune are currently in opposition, exact on 7 October. As Mars is currently in Virgo and Neptune is in Pisces this transit will especially affect those with planets or points between 4 and 10 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). There may be a sense of tension between your strong desire to get all the details absolutely right and a tendency to drift of in the middle of things. Understandably this could cause some frustration!

On 8 October Venus will join Mars and Jupiter in Virgo. Here the Goddess of Connection is particularly attuned to the beauty of detail and more fluent than usual in the love language of service. Just watch out for a tendency towards perfectionism which can manifest in disappointment with the quality of your efforts, an over-analytical or obsessive approach to details and fault finding in your loved ones. Remember that true service is given without expectation of reward. Those with Pluto in Virgo should be particularly careful here.

Many will breathe a sign of relief when Mercury stations direct on 9 October. In retrograde mode Mercury’s gifts of thinking and communicating are turned inward and become reflective, an opportunity for a sort of self-reprogramming. This is not at all a bad thing; we all need periods of turning inwards. However because our focus is not so sharply directed towards the outside world we often experience things going awry in this area and this can be disconcerting.

As with all transits the trick is to align with the Mercury retrograde energy, put our big external plans on hold and focus on the inner work. You can read more about Mercury retrograde in my article Mercury retrograde in Libra: Why you might not even feel it.

How are you experiencing Jupiter trine Pluto?

Is your natal chart triggered by Jupiter tine Pluto? How are you planning to use this boost of personal power and good fortune? Are there plans and projects on the bubble that could benefit from this transit? Share your experiences with others…

Want to understand the impact of Jupiter trine Pluto in your own life but don’t know where to begin? Download a natal chart for free at, then grab a copy of my free ebook, which explains exactly how to interpret your own natal chart and track the transits in your life.

10 Comments on Jupiter trine Pluto: the magic of ambition and synchronicity

  1. Time for transformation, all is coming into play and time to work hard and embrace the opportunities and change xox

  2. I’m beginning to see my “challenges” as just another part or step on the road.

  3. I’m wondering if midpoints count. I just learned about them and found that my Jupiter / Uranus midpoint is 15 Virgo in my 6th House.

  4. Will do!

  5. I feel slight guilt about having seen certain things as problems these past few months, as I am now seeing them as neither positive or negative, which allows me to make things positive. I am very much feeling this right now and it is a relief!

  6. Hi. This is a bit late but please reply.
    Without knowing these Jupiter trine pluto dates. I started pursuing my Dr. on 10/10/2016 (exact trine) and told him my love on 16/3/2016. He told me he never crossed the line with his patients. The next visit to Dr was on 21/6/2016 where nothing happened. I am Taurus asc Jupiter in my fifth house of love and Pluto in Capri. I am libra sun too. It was boom and then bust. Nothing happened. I don’t have planets within these degrees.

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