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Pluto: Planet of Power
As the outermost planet in our solar system, Pluto is also the farthest from the Sun. It has only recently been discovered, having come to light (albeit a dim one) in 1930.
Pluto’s energy may be subtle, but its results will hit you like a ton of bricks. This planet is about transformation, regeneration and rebirth. Things aren’t pretty with Pluto, but they do get done. Pluto says ‘out with the old and in with the new,’ and we’d better be ready for it. If we’re not, this planet will simply have us wallow in our misery. Pluto asks us to transcend that which we know, redeem ourselves in the process, and come out stronger as a result.
For all that Pluto (re)creates (it also governs the reproductive system), it loves to destroy. This planet rules destruction, death, obsession, kidnapping, coercion, viruses and waste. That’s definitely not pretty. Pluto also governs crime and the underworld, along with many forms of subversive activity (terrorism, dictatorships). This planet is about all that is secret and undercover, that which is hidden from view. Is this the story of good vs. evil? Yes.
No one will deny Pluto’s power (it rules atomic power, too) and intensity. This planet’s energy is often focused on the masses and what the collective will do. Pluto beseeches the masses to look inward (and to their subconscious) to see what’s there. It may be scary, but Pluto doesn’t care. This planet knows how to push buttons.
It takes Pluto approximately 248 years to complete its orbit around the zodiac. Due to the eccentricity of its orbit, it takes this planet between 12 and 31 years to pass through a sign. It rules Scorpio and the Eighth House. Pluto is the last of the transcendental planets and is the higher octave of Mars.
Persons born with Pluto in Aquarius may be erratic. They have original ideas, though they are biased by their unique experiences while growing up.
They are usually nonconformist, so some may perceive them as strange or compulsive. They, however, know exactly what they are doing and why. They will use their unique angle on the world to gain more control for themselves. They feel their beliefs supersede everything else. They need to learn that their beliefs do not give them the right to steamroll over the rights of others.
Aquarius Pluto is fascinated by the ideas of equality and liberty. They may be part of a movement that will result in drastic social change.
Lord Byron, Davy Crockett, Jane Grey and Thomas Moore all had the Aquarius Pluto Sign.
Pluto in Capricorn exercises caution in all things. They know they can succeed through disciplined action. They are ambitious, but are patient enough to go step by step. They may feel impatient to reach their goal, but they realize that won’t help them gain what they desire. Gradual change is their motto.
Capricorn Pluto is a born organizer. They create structure where there was once chaos. Their power lies in prudence and reserved action. They may resist the existing authority and go on to establish their own.
The last time Pluto was in Capricorn, the American Revolution took place. The upheaval and creation of new order may take place again this time around. Those born during this time will have the discipline and drive needed to create any new order that may take place. Their practicality and persistence pays off and gets everyone on track, whether they want to or not. They make terrific politicians.
William Wordsworth, Napoleon and John Quincy Adams all had the Capricorn Pluto Sign.
Persons born with Pluto in Pisces try to take into account how their actions will affect others emotionally. Because they spend so much time fantasizing about how they may affect others, they have a difficult time acting directly as they wish.
They will attempt to understand human emotion so they can strive for their goals despite their feelings about others coming first. They may become secretive and manipulative as they learn how to tap into the feelings of others at a subconscious level. They may live too much in fantasy or get involved with drugs or other addictive substances.
Pisces Pluto is impressionable, yet can be inspiring as well. They are interested in spirituality and religion. They can sympathize with others to the degree of becoming empathic. They may have psychic abilities. They can easily feel alienated.
Abraham Lincoln, Galileo Galilee, Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale all had the Pisces Pluto Sign.
Those born with Pluto in Sagittarius have a need for exploration. They feel that by gaining as many different experiences as possible, they have the power to recognize and use any opportunities that arise to their benefit. They have the self-confidence to challenge existing moral codes. They use their beliefs as an extension of themselves.
Sagittarius Pluto is friendly as long as their freedom is not hampered. They are enthusiastic about reaching their goals in life. They may have difficulty with people who have different beliefs than their own. They may find themselves a new religion that offers them more freedom and spirituality. Education is very important to them, and they may develop new ways of learning. They love to travel.
Sagittarius Pluto is adventurous, interested in philosophy and world affairs and very free-thinking. They cannot tolerate boredom. Risk just adds more fun to an adventure. Bold and non-conformist, Pluto in Sagittarius is in search of all things new. The future is one area they tend to fixate upon. They are optimistic and try to find answers instead of problems. They focus on the positive rather than the negative. They may leap before looking, or rush headlong into an adventure without proper preparation.
Persons born with Pluto in Sagittarius tend to act foolishly at times, which can be their downfall. They hate being humiliated, even if it is only a momentary mistake that no one else even noticed. They know they did it, and it can affect them. To compensate, they may gloss over their errors or create justification for them.
Maddox Jolie Pitt, Violet Affleck, Max Baldry, Mozart and Marie Antoinette all had/have the Sagittarius Pluto Sign.
Pluto in Scorpio is ruled by strong emotions. Not only do they react according to their own emotions, but they can understand how others feel as well. They are drawn to activities that will involve them emotionally. Intensity is the key word for them.
Scorpio Pluto knows how to bring things that are hidden out into the light. They fight for human rights and they have a talent for helping the unconventional become accepted. Topics that capture their interest may include the occult, sex, the mind, death, genetic engineering and cloning.
Scorpio Pluto may tend towards dark thoughts. They naturally filter out the good and happy things, focusing on the darker, secret motives of those around us. They may feel that they know best in every situation. On the other hand, individuals born with Pluto in Scorpio may try to remain positive so strongly that they find themselves in denial, finding out when it is too late about all that was happening right under their noses.
Their emotional courage, deep understanding and the ability to face their own wounds as well as those they have given to others can create a strong person you want on your side. They can be rather manipulative or controlling at times. They tend to question all the rules and may feel oppressed by the status quo. Their passionate natures incline them to experience as much as possible. They also have great willpower. They can focus on gaining wealth and power if so inclined.
Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigine, and Lindsay Lohan all had/have the Scorpio Pluto Sign.
Pluto in Libra may be a bit compulsive. They want to understand the world around them, but they may act before thinking. They really want to appear as if they
are in control. They work very diligently at making all of their relationships work. This is their way of transforming themselves and others. Some may be unconventional, while others are very traditional in how they view these relationships.
Libra Pluto loves art and they respond best to the art that makes a strong impression on the viewer. Fairness and justice is very important to them, and they may help reform laws to make things more equitable. They are fairly diplomatic, but may get very angry when they see injustice. Ultimately they wish to create harmony. Fighting and discord cause them pain. They are able to dive right in to a situation, however and wade through all the unpleasantness to create that peace.
Pluto in Libra has the gift of compromise. They can find a middle ground in almost any issue. That issue where there is no middle ground and one side will definitely lose is the hardest situation for Libra Pluto to deal with. They may become immobilized and do nothing.
Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore and Monica Lewinsky all have the Libra Pluto Sign.
Pluto in Virgo finds it difficult to leave things alone if they think they can improve upon it. They are very inventive. They often find their own ways to communicate. This can actually become a bit of an obsession.
They are good at organizing things, and sometimes get so involved with this they lose their emotional and ethical selves in the process.
Virgo Pluto is interested in health and work. They often prefer to stay in the background rather than seek the spotlight. They may want to save the world. They are not afraid to start from the ground up to create healing for themselves, others around them, and the earth. They are content to know they did their best.
Pluto in Virgo can be analytical and critical. At the same time, they fear criticism from others. They feel better when they are in service to mankind. They are practical and enjoy art and other visual treats. They are interested in science, technology, and healing. They like precision in all things. They may appear cynical.
Virgo Pluto is modest and self-effacing. They want security, but don’t feel the same impulse to do whatever it takes. They may take unusual routes for healthcare, nutrition and well-being, but it works for them. They are willing to sacrifice their own desires to serve the community at large.
Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Jody Foster, Michael Jackson and Princess Diana all had/have the Virgo Pluto Sign.
Pluto in Leo seems to always find themselves in situations which challenge them to take positive action. This helps them grow. They want to take over the
leadership and help others know how pure their motives are. They think they know what is best for everyone concerned. They also want to be appreciated for their efforts.
It may help Leo Pluto if they could detach themselves a little from their goals to get some perspective. They often miss the big picture. They are obsessed with expressing themselves. They are not afraid to defy authority on any level. They splurge on the things they want, not the things they need. They want to be a part of a community, but they also want to be free to be whatever they want. They know how to play. They often suffer from egotism.
Pluto in Leo is optimistic and enthusiastic. They may enjoy gambling because the risk is fun and exciting. They like romance, entertainment and pleasure of all sorts. They have a need to be seen, to be remembered and to be noticed. They are flamboyant and colorful. They can be self-indulgent in their quest for fame and glory. They may reach their greatest pinnacles of self-discovery when in the midst of creative expression.
Bill Gates, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Bill Clinton and Elton John all have the Leo Pluto Sign.
Pluto in Gemini meets their needs through their versatility. They interact well with others on an intellectual level. They jump on new ideas and are able to make them a part of their vast body of knowledge so they can use it to their advantage later. They are very curious.
Gemini Pluto values their relationships as long as they are stimulated to take their ideas even further. They want to learn as much as possible so they can always be in the lead. They have a knack for solving complex issues with simple solutions. Their main problem is consolidating their knowledge. Their curiosity makes it difficult to do this.
Gemini Pluto brings new ideas to the forefront, overturning what was once accepted as fact. They will advance new methods of communication and knowledge. They can help grass roots campaigns network and make progress towards their goals.
Pluto in Gemini is interested in the secrets of life and death and other hidden things. They may have influence with film, telepathy and other forms of communication. The change they bring may not last long. They like novel ideas, and they seek to change themselves through these new innovations.
Ernest Hemingway, J.R. Tolkien, F. Scott Fitzgerald, B.F. Skinner and Bob Hope all had the Gemini Pluto Sign.
Those born with Pluto in Taurus are persistent. Once they make up their mind about something, it is almost impossible to get them to change it. They have an
innate talent at handling resources and manipulating their environment to suit their needs. They need material security, and once they gain possession of something it is difficult for them to let it go. They have a unique talent for making things work in their favor.
Taurus Pluto has a knack for spotting opportunities to network with others that will benefit them in a material way. If they are not careful, this can become an obsessive behavior. They may never be satisfied with what they have; they may keep seeking to gain more. They need to pull back once in a while and gain some perspective.
Individuals with Pluto in Taurus will continue to make slow, steady improvements in their life, often ignoring that which lurks below the surface. They like order that is focused towards prosperity.
Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill all had the Taurus Pluto Sign.
Those born with Pluto in Aries want to do whatever it takes to get what they desire. They can assess a situation immediately and see what they can get out of it for themselves. If they can’t turn something to their advantage, they are quick to look for another opportunity elsewhere.
They are not known for patience. They need to learn not to act rashly and keep some of their energy in reserve.
Aries Pluto tends to take extreme action. They can be very optimistic and accomplish quite a lot through their own power. They may attempt to remake themselves and create a new beginning.
Individuals born with Pluto in Aries do not hesitate to take things in new directions. These attempts may or may not leave lasting impressions. They may be impulsive, willful, and rebellious. They can become obsessed with freedom and power unless they are careful.
Jules Vern, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Jessie James and John D. Rockefeller all had the Aries Pluto Sign.
Pluto in Cancer finds their power through emotional intensity and deep relationships. They are very possessive towards those they love. They may even try to control their emotions.
They feel everything very intensely. It is difficult for them to let go of possessions and people. When it is inevitable, they try to control how it ends.
Cancer Pluto hangs doggedly onto childhood beliefs, even though experience tells them otherwise. It may help them to learn a little detachment now and then. They feel a deep need to have their own home. They are the ones who campaign on family values. They are sensitive and sympathetic. They are very protective.
Cancer Pluto can be healing, nurturing and caring. They can also be responsible for escalating dangers by trying to always be one step ahead of their competition. It is their overprotective nature that keeps them striving to protect those they love. Family helps them feel needed and wanted.
Individuals born when Pluto was in Cancer are destined to go through many changes that may affect their sense of security. They may develop compulsive emotional needs due to not getting their needs met during childhood.
Sylvia Brown, Martin Luther King, Neil Armstrong, Shirley Temple and John F. Kennedy all had/have the Cancer Pluto Sign.
Pluto, God of the Underworld, is the ruler of Scorpio. (In Greek mythology, the corresponding god was Hades). In Astrology, the energies of Pluto are transforming. Pluto represents subconscious forces, ruling all that is “below the surface”.
On the up side, Pluto is associated with renewal and rebirth. It represents endings and new beginnings, as well as spiritual growth and rebirth. Negative expression of Pluto is an obsessive desire for power and control and general destructiveness.
In the chart, the position of Pluto by sign will be shared with other people in the same generation due to the comparatively slow movement of Pluto, the outermost planet, in the heavens. By house, the position of Pluto shows where individuals search for truths and deeper meaning. This area of life may be associated with change, upheaval, power struggles, and issues of control. Pluto in aspect to other planets in the chart colors those energies with obsessive qualities, power struggles, the need to find deeper meanings, and willingness to explore and examine. Where we find Pluto in the chart is where we either seek change and transformation, or have it thrust upon us if we refuse to accept our deepest needs. If we fear Pluto’s energies, or our “dark” side, destructiveness (both directed at ourselves or others) is a byproduct.