An intense learning period can occur while Pluto is in the 9th house, and this is regardless of whether or not you are actually in school.
Generally, it is not the academic environment which is most notable, but the obsessive inter-est in one particular topic, and the philosophical shift which is caused by the influx of much new information. Like a good book you cannot put down, your newfound interest may cause you to skip work or neglect chores. Learning becomes both a time-consuming process and an overwhelming influence. Your belief system will be strongly affected by what you learn.
During the year, you can take a home-correspondence course, study on your own, or attend a formal school. Problems at school are possible and they can range from minor inconveniences to major difficulties. Those in a structured learning environment may have to cope with classroom disruption, or curriculum complications.
The school building itself could be in the process of renovation. School policy changes could affect you or your course of study. Classes you want or need can fill up early, forcing you to take courses M a non-sequential order. Building renovations, policy changes, and scheduling difficulties are usually minor inconveniences. More difficult problems involve the disruption of your ability to concentrate and do your best You may be psychologically affected by circumstances at school which make it hard for you to study or respond rationally. For example, you may have very positive or negative feelings toward a particular professor which inhibit your ability to contribute to classroom discussions. The atmosphere in the dormitory is probably not conducive to study, and if you are used to more quiet a period of adjustment will be necessary.
Your relationship with your roommate, boyfriend, or girlfriend may break your concentration. If you disagree with school policy, you could choose to buck the system or become a disciplinary problem. All of these facts and more can influence your educational experience. For those who have been in a tradi-tional school or college up until this time, this probably is the year you leave the academic environment for one reason or another.
If you are a teacher or lecturer, some of the above might apply, but you are more likely to see disruption in the 10th or 6th house because it is your employment If you disagree with school administration policies, or if you are in the process of rewriting those policies yourself, both 9th and 10th house placements are likely. This is a time when you can be very forceful concerning your beliefs, and your attitudes probably carry over into the professional arena.