Don’t be afraid to step into your power, but don’t abuse it.
We get a lesson in courage and self-confidence when Sun sextile Pluto, with Sun in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. On November 13th, this transit affects our love horoscopes, as well as how others interact with us and even how we see ourselves.
A sextile in astrology is when two planets are within 60 degrees of one another, creating positive vibes we end up benefiting from; however, it also represents a point of movement or transition. A sextile is tied to what choices or decisions we’ve previously made, so we may be in the position now to see things differently than we had for most of the year.
The next sextile between these two isn’t until March of 2020, so whatever themes or feelings we observe around this time likely linger until then.
The Sun represents our sense of self and who we are at our core. While we radiate like the Sun, we are challenged to be our true self because in so many ways that part of us is something we protect. Whether it’s about our true feelings, thoughts or beliefs, we must go through a journey in life to tune into our own Sun and get to the heart of who we are.
When we live from our Sun self is when we not only are our happiest but also feel most fulfilled. It doesn’t mean that every day is amazing and beautiful, although maybe that is the perspective you will find you have. But it does mean that because we are living in alignment with ourself, when those disappointments or hurts occur, they don’t affect us as they did previously; we know that no matter what happens, we are being our true selves.
Sun in Scorpio is wonderful for us getting to the root of our truth. Scorpio is an intense water sign that demands we dive below our layers, below the pleasantries we’ve hidden behind, and even the facades we’ve put up for the benefit of others. Scorpio doesn’t mind going deep. It doesn’t mind looking at our pain or our perceived mistakes because it understands that to live is to be human.
This means we can acknowledge and feel those difficult moments without taking them personally as a character defect or flaw. We can simply observe them as we would clouds passing in an otherwise blue sky.
We are prepared now to face our truth, to step into our power, our Sun, and to own who we are, which includes everything we’ve been through as well. When we do this, we own our lives, our actions, and our words by nature, and we become more powerful because we’re not hiding or living apologetically.
It doesn’t mean we think we’re perfect or that we breathe rainbows, but it does mean we know — whether it was something done to us, or something we did that caused pain — it doesn’t define the person we are.
Pluto is helping us here in this moment, because while he is currently transiting through Capricorn and helping us set up long-term healthy foundations, he is also the planet that is ruled by Scorpio. These two together, Sun and Pluto, really go well at this time.
Pluto is the planet that seems to change on a daily basis. Whether he’s classified as a planet or not, he stumps scientists, but it doesn’t matter because he just keeps doing his thing. We’ve been trying to get to the root of what Pluto is for decades, but that doesn’t stop him from being himself, and these are the lessons this small planet is trying to teach us.
In almost complete darkness, Pluto helps us see that even if we don’t feel seen by others, it doesn’t mean we can’t still be powerful. It helps us learn that it’s not how others see us that defines us, but how we see ourselves. How are we when the rest of the world drops away and it’s just us?
This is a perfect balance of opposites — the Sun at the center of the zodiac, and the planetary body that governs our light with the furthest-reaching planet that lives in darkness. In many ways, this transit is asking us to look at our own polarities.
Are we the same person in the spotlight that we are when the crowds drop away? Do we hide our real self for only those moments when we are alone in darkness? Do we present as the same person whether bathed in Sun rays or Pluto’s shadows?
To step into our own power is to make the choice to not only be seen, but to stand confident in who we are, whether we’re sunshine and rainbows or shooting stars and moonlight. It means we’re just as comfortable with the amazing things we’ve done and experienced as we are with those moments that we cringe at when we remember them or feel embarrassed we behaved in such a way.
But like Sun and Pluto, there is a balance. Yes, we must step into our power. Yes, we must own our truth, our beliefs and our experiences. Yes, we must live authentically and unapologetically. But we also must make sure we don’t cross that line from stepping into our power to superiority; to putting others down so we can rise even further.
To step into the truth of who we are means we also acknowledge we’re in competition with no one. We are not in a race against those we work with, those friends who seem to be in happy relationships, or even the strangers on social media we envy because of their lives or likes.
We are in competition with no one, and while some say the only person we should compete with is the person we were yesterday, it’s not true. We should strive every day to be better — not because we’re racing to do it, but because we are on an ever-progressing journey to experience more of life, which is inherently only possible as we embrace more of who we are.
Life is a balance and stepping into our power is a balance, but the one thing we should always remember is that taking advantage of others and putting them down will never make us greater.
Kate Rose is an artist, writer, passionate yogi, spiritual astrologist, relationship and life coach, and motivational speaker. As a spiritual intuitive, she practices the religion of astrology and love. For more of her work, visit her website.