Planetary Aspects: Jupiter sextile Pluto
What does Jupiter sextile Pluto mean?
The answer depends on whether it’s an aspect occurring in your natal chart, currently forming in the cosmos (transit-to-transit aspect), transiting your chart, or happening in a chart comparison (synastry – relationship astrology).
Even so, this aspect between planets has common general themes. The following are interpretations of Jupiter sextile Pluto in these various forms as well as in general.
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When Jupiter and Pluto connect, there is a strong desire and ability to bring about transformation. Our deeper ambitions magnify.
In the Natal Chart
With Jupiter forming a sextile to Pluto in the birth chart, you have faith in your ability to effect change and grow, improve, and heal. You’re astute, seeing things others don’t as readily perceive, and you value what’s hidden, multi-layered, profound, or complicated. You believe in renewal and transformation.
This aspect improves your ability to plan ahead and organize. You are success- and growth-oriented. You believe fully in the ability to improve things, and you might often find yourself thinking of what you can make better–what you might grow or advance. Others tend to respect you as an authority.
When you put the effort forth, you can get to the heart or truth of any matter. You’re perceptive and an excellent researcher. Investigations are enjoyable for you, and the bonus is that you excel at them. You can be determined to get the bottom of issues, and you might seem a little too adamant or obsessed with finding the truth to others. Ideally, there are other aspects in your chart that point to tolerance and sensitivity to balance this out. Suitable careers include legislator, pharmacist, doctor, judge, politician, publisher, detective, and scientist. You are particularly suited for fields that help others heal from illness, crisis, oppression, or abuse.
You are talented at handling others’ resources, including talents and money, and improving them. Few are as successful as you at creating wealth and developing talents. Whatever you do, you tend to take it to the next level. The desire for power, particularly behind the scenes, is well-developed.
You want to make things better, and you’re excellent at doing so, although you may not always find it easy to leave something alone! People can have a very hard time hiding the truth from you.
Wealth and abundance to you is more about enjoying rich experiences than accumulating things.
Key Traits of Jupiter sextile Pluto. You will find some, many, or all of the following, depending on how strong this aspect is in the natal chart:
- Pleasantly ambitious and competitive.
- Perceptive and multi-layered.
- Works best with a strong sense of purpose or mission.
- Investigative; is drawn to unsolved problems.
Transit to Transit
This type of aspect can be considered astrological “weather’ — it occurs in the cosmos for all and is not specific to our personal natal charts.
With Jupiter forming a sextile to Pluto, we’re discovering our ambitions and motivations, and it’s an enjoyable, productive experience. It’s a time when we want to improve, grow, and bring something to the next level.
This transit generally favors business, the law, and commerce. We might enjoy increased influence, faith, and insight now. The desire for more personal significance can lead us to give of ourselves or motivate us to more ambitiously pursue personal or professional goals.
A Jupiter-Pluto sextile enhances our ability to sway or persuade. One of the most positive uses of this transit is taking steps to better ourselves. We might solve a long-standing problem or capitalize upon a resource that we didn’t recognize in the past.
We seek more meaning in our lives, and as we strive for a sense of purpose, we’re likely to take steps that help us improve our lives, lifestyles, or an important project. A bit of competition, even if it’s only with ourselves and our previous performance, can help us grow. We can be opportunistic–it’s easier than usual to recognize opportunities because we’re looking to advance.
As we connect with our hidden talents or desires, we begin to embrace new directions or pursuits.
Jupiter sextile Pluto dates from 1940 to 2040
The following lists reveal the dates of this aspect’s occurrence in history, current times, and the future in two different formats.
Dates with Planetary Positions by Signs and Degrees, with a 1-degree orb. Note: dates and times are Eastern and are within the years 1940 to 2050:
In Transit to the Natal Chart
Transits to the natal chart are personal — they form a special angular relationship (aspect) with specific natal chart points, and they happen to different people at unique times, depending on when they were born. In other words, while everyone or most people experience these transits at some point(s) in their lives, the timing is unique to the individual.
When transiting Jupiter sextiles natal Pluto, you are in the position to feel more self-assured, particularly with your mental capacities and outlook. It’s a good time to connect with people who help you reach your goals. An improvement to your life or lifestyle is likely. There can be gains through legal matters or publishing in some cases, and in others, significant spiritual growth. You are more likely to recognize your hidden motivations, talents, or ambitions and see them as positive–something to employ to your advantage.
This can be a time when you feel compelled to share your ideas and experiences with others.
When transiting Pluto sextiles natal Jupiter, your experiences tend to expose you to other cultures, lifestyles, or an expanded worldview at this time, and it’s mind-blowing. You’re likely to use this new view of the world to your advantage. You are opening yourself to new experiences during this period–you’re not as security-conscious and you’re less inclined to stick with what’s familiar. As you widen your horizons, you expose yourself to more opportunities and potentials.
All things considered, it’s a better time in your life to ask for support or to pursue an advance. Financial advancements, particularly through joint or shared resources, can figure strongly. It’s also a strong period for learning new things. You seem to gravitate to the right projects or ventures. Exposure to new ideas or perspectives can lead to life-changing pursuits.
Similarly, if Jupiter is sextile Pluto in the Solar Return chart, in the year ahead, you might enjoy benefits from research, medicine, and government. If it’s connected to the Sun or angles–in other words, it takes on prominence in your Solar Return chart–you are likely to make significant, profound changes to your life this year. You might take on or improve a leadership role.
In progressions, this progression is very long-lasting, pointing to an extended period of growth, development, leadership, and influence.
In Chart Comparison (Synastry)
When Jupiter in one chart forms a sextile with Pluto in another chart, you tend to put your faith in one another and encourage each other’s ambitions, growth, and direction. In a general sense, you strengthen one another, particularly along the lines of beliefs and ambitions. Your association can be materially beneficial.
You’re likely to feel that you contribute much to one another’s life, particularly on mental or attitude/outlook levels.
In the Composite Chart
The composite chart is a special chart derived from the midpoints between two or more charts. It is read as the chart of a relationship–the people as a couple or unit.
With Jupiter sextile Pluto in the composite chart, your mutual vision is strong. This aspect strengthens your faith in the relationship. You seem to encourage one another’s ambitions, talents, and skills. Together, you can be more success-oriented than you are individually.
This composite aspect helps strengthen your convictions and your ability to grow through adversity or meet challenges with strength. You seem destined to grow together. You might enjoy unexpected fortune as a couple.