Pluto is the modern planetary ruler of Scorpio, and its color is dried blood red or maroon. These colors in jewelry are like rubies and garnets. Mars is the traditional planet and its color is red and can be represented by red jasper or crystals with red streaks of iron.
The ruler of Scorpio Pluto is in Capricorn for the whole year, and this planet and sign combination is related to all hues of deep red and black. Mars will be moving much faster and we will consider it only when it relates to Scorpio itself through transits and other contacts.
Planets that aspect Pluto will impact the nature of this planet which will subtly change as the year unfolds. The extended retrograde period for Pluto is especially important as it is the longest in a time of all the planets. This fits with the transformational effect of the planet.
On January 8th, 9th and 10th see the Sun joining Pluto and bringing a creative drive for Scorpios. Wear yellow, gold and maroon. On the same day Venus adds to the mix and you can add a dash of pink to your clothes. This is a group of three planets (Sun, Venus and Pluto) which is known as a stellium. The intense energy of this five-planet combination will add sizzle to all Scorpios for a long time to come.
The power of Pluto is increased in these three days. Mars and Jupiter are also along for the ride and will both support Pluto from a sextile aspect. Financial matters should stabilize for all Scorpios, and this is the time to bring balance to your earnings and spending. Resist unnecessary or Jupiter-inspired extravagant spending now, and it will benefit you later in the year.
Between April 24th-29th, the other ruler of Scorpio, Mars, comes together with Pluto. Now the dynamic power and energy of Mars and Pluto will energize all Scorpios. Wear red and dark red together. This is a good time of the year and you can do much now. Start projects and get things moving in your life. Be a champion for your own life. Young men and boyfriends will be active and add excitement to your life. Be prepared to fight for what you want and stand your ground.
Pluto stations retrograde
As Pluto stations for so long (meaning that it doesn't go forward or backward), it needs a special comment. The time when it pauses and begins to retreat is an annual slow-down period for all Scorpios. On April 25th, Pluto will halt its forward motion. The color combination will now be black and much darker dark red or a shade that is almost brown but is still red, like deep maroon or the color of dried blood. This is time to pause and take stock. Spend time in reflection of previous weeks and make any corrections to your course of conduct now.
During the main retrograde period for Pluto, the pace is slower for all Scorpios, and this is when regeneration can take place. This is not the time to start new projects, jobs, or relationships. It's a phase to review and reflect on what you've done and achieved in the last eight months. Revisit all plans and relationships, and make sure they are in line with your core beliefs. Make sure you can live with them from now through the foreseeable future. Purge the unwanted from your life, but make sure there is no residual value to things you let go. The process of unburdening and then making space for new is a constant theme for Scorpio people. This process occurs not only with stuff and people, but with internal thoughts, beliefs, and principles.
July 12th and 13th brings the Sun into opposition to Pluto. Self-awareness will be a theme now.Now the colors you choose need to be deep red and gold to harmonize this tension. You may be at odds with yourself and even question your deepest motives. You could perhaps identify with the darker sides of your personality and face facts, but it may not be pretty. This is a time when you may fall prey to blaming others for your own shortcomings when in fact, the seeds of the tension are born in yourself.
From September 9th to the 18th, Jupiter again sextiles Pluto, but this time Pluto is clear from influence from other planets. Wear blues and dark ruby shades now. Pluto is stronger in this particular aspect pairing, as it rules Scorpio where Jupiter is placed. The drive for intense interactions with learned people will need to be satisfied. You will have luck like no other time this year. Take a chance and reach for and accept unlikely offers or proposals and they may just fall into your lap. This could be a week when you over-extend yourself, however, so be careful not to make too many commitments.
Pluto stations direct
On October 5th, Pluto goes direct, giving Scorpios some relief from the tension of the retrograde. This is a good time for Scorpios. Now lighten up your colors to maroon, ruby, and burgundy. The foot is now off the brake, and Scorpio can move forward. Scorpios will feel better. It will be almost like you have woken from hibernation into your own personal springtime.
All that was regenerated in your body, mind, and soul during the retrograde is now complete. You can also relate it to the colorful phoenix arising from the ashes. Scorpios can get on with life as the renewed changes are complete.
December 28th to 30th has Venus in a supportive place with Pluto. You will attract the things you can love now. This is a boon financial time as well. This is the time for pink and maroons. Mind your manners and love will come to you. For these three days, you should be polite and the love of the universe will arrive at your door. Make sure you are gracious and consider all options.