The planet Pluto
Although Pluto is no longer officially considered a planet, we still interpret it. Pluto is the last planet in our solar system (known to mankind) and it is only slightly larger than Mercury. It was discovered in 1930 and has only one satellite called Chiron. It takes the planet 248 years to complete its journey around the Sun.
Pluto is master of all destructive and taboo choices in the world, primarily speaking of the human need for sexual repression which leads to deep unconscious frustration that tends to release. Plato governs the sign of Scorpio which is the sign of sex and war.
Of all the planets in our solar system, Pluto is the farthest. It symbolizes the boundary between one form of life and another. Pluto is associated with reproduction and the process of rebirth: the individual faces a hopeless situation and often has to undergo painful catharsis before they can move on. Death is only a metamorphosis from one form of energy to another, and in the endless cycle of nature, death gives way to life.
Pluto in astrology
The planet Pluto represents transformation. Although Pluto is small in size, it is more powerful than most other planets in astrology.
Pluto embodies and disembodies, dissolves form and binds disintegrated matter into new form. It is creative and destructive. Its energy is extremely powerful: Pluto represents the belly of the emotions, which is below the surface and the subconscious mind. All the parts of ourselves that we don’t freely share with the outside world. Pluto destroys weak foundations, but only to rebuild on stronger foundations than before.
Pluto rules over major disasters, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions; death and fear of death, clairvoyance, occultism, spiritualism. It is the invisible and unknown side of life.
Pluto’s influence is – as with Neptune and the other outer planets – however quite difficult to manage. Misplaced in the natal chart, the individual has a desire for power, is dishonest, cruel and sadistic. He lives in a negative fantasy world. Pluto’s force is corrosive and works underground.
Pluto also symbolizes rejection, the need to get rid of certain things, however painful that process may be. Pluto is also known as the planet of healing, it dominates the healing forces of the body.
In addition, Pluto is associated with unexpected situations, when there is no return, but also with revolutionary changes.
The planet Pluto in the natal chart
Pluto, God of the Underworld, is the ruler of Scorpio. In astrology, the energies of Pluto transform. Pluto represents the subconscious forces, ruling all that is « below the surface. »
On the positive side, Pluto is associated with renewal and rebirth. It represents endings and new beginnings, as well as spiritual growth and rebirth. Pluto’s negative expression is an obsessive desire for power and control and general destruction.
Pluto’s position by sign will be shared with other people of the same generation due to the relatively slow movement of Pluto, the outermost planet, through the heavens.
By house, the position of Pluto shows where individuals seek deeper truths and meaning. This area of life can be associated with change, upheaval, power struggles, and control issues.
Pluto in aspect with other planets colors these energies with obsessive qualities, power struggles, the need to find deeper meanings, and the willingness to explore and examine.