After working my tech job from home for a couple of years, I’m being required to come back on-site, full time, and I am having a very hard time adjusting. My job is important to me but I’m very frustrated with my coworkers and management. I feel like I want to quit. Should I stay or should I go?

— Scorpio

Hello Scorpio,

You have a Scorpio sun, Cancer moon and Aries ascendant. The home is represented by your fourth house and you have the moon in Cancer in the fourth house, showing that you feel safest and most secure when you are at home with your family.

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Your natal Saturn in Aquarius is in your 10th house of career, showing that you are ambitious and care very much about your professional reputation. You currently have transiting Pluto in your 10th house opposite your natal moon. This is an intense and long-lasting transit.

Transiting Pluto takes over a decade to go through a house. You have had Pluto passing through your 10th house since 2021 and it will be there for at least 15 years. This is a very important time in your life. You feel pressure to make a mark on the world, but can only do so after you know what you want to achieve.

Often this transit indicates a change of career and a time of uncertainty when you feel lost while you find out what you are supposed to be doing. Pluto fuels the urge to dominate and control, and if the energy is not handled well can lead to a tragic disregard for morality and ethics. This can be represented by the authority figures in your world or be true of your own behavior.

Power struggles with authority are characteristic of this transit. When handled with care, the energy represented by Pluto can bring achievement and self-realization on a level that you haven’t experienced before.

The key to success with this transit is to keep in mind that it is slow and thorough, and you cannot let yourself get discouraged. Take all the time you need to find the right course. If you hurry, you will simply end up in another wrong place. Try to be gentle with yourself. This is no small task, because Pluto is not a gentle energy and usually gives no quarter.

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The shorter and more intense part of this Pluto transit is the opposition to your fourth house natal moon. This stressful transit will be happening for the rest of 2023 and indicates a time of extreme emotional confrontations with others, where you attempt to manipulate each other emotionally. Beware of the tendency in all of your relationships, including family, partnerships and career, for combinations of guilt, jealousy and threats of abandonment.

As with everything in astrology, this works in both directions, and you can be the perpetrator or the recipient of this energy. You or the people in your life could be acting from the best of motives and still be engaging in this behavior. Because this transit involves your 10th house of career and fourth house of home and family, you are feeling extremely emotional about having to leave your home to go into the workplace. What would normally be an adjustment feels like manipulation. You struggle to control things that you can’t control and, in some cases, should not control.

At its best, the Pluto opposed moon transit can bring you amazing new understanding and insight into life. The way to get through the transit best is to remain flexible and open to learning new things, even when you are the teacher. The most dangerous part of this transit is that if you are not flexible, you will find yourself in furious struggles with others — and will suffer the consequences when they find you to be threatening.

On a larger scale, you are in a period of life that is influenced by Jupiter and the moon and you should make the best of opportunities that arise. You are likely to have a chance to save some of your resources for next year, when you will have made it through the Pluto-moon opposition and will reassess your goals.

You will gain a new sense of purpose by the end of 2025, and if you are careful with resources now, you’ll be able to invest in a big project then. Expect a big burst of energy at that point and take good care of yourself now so you’ll be ready.

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From looking at your transits, I’d say that quitting before you know what you want will only delay reaching your goals. You should be building your energy and your resources, staying flexible and leaving your mind open to new ideas for your future. Once you are confident that you know what you want, you can go for it with Pluto-fueled force and get everything that you deserve.



Cheryl Fair is a multi-disciplinary artist and professional astrologer living in Baltimore. She is a member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) and Mensa. For more information, check out her website 

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