Post Updated 5/8/20
Lately I have been thinking about Pluto in my natal chart, Pluto is a part of my T-square it opposes my Moon and squares my Sun. It is very much a part of me. It is at home snug in my 8th house. It has dignity. It is strong. Pluto is very much woven into anyone that has a Scorpio or 8th house stellium, Pluto in an angular house (1st, 4th, 7th or 10th) or Pluto making a hard aspect to several of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars).
Pluto Associations in Astrology
- Lord of the Underworld
- God of Wealth
- Greek God Hades
- Phoenix Rising
Plutonian types are privy to these grand upheavals in life; there is often a complete destruction of who we were before. The process can be quite cathartic stripping old parts of yourself and emerging as someone entirely new. We have a tendency to go through these deep transformational phases where we eradicate and eliminate all that came before and emerge with a new job, a new haircut and an entirely new way of being. We can level things. It is hard for us to do anything halfway.
One year I didn’t like the way my Christmas tree was decorated, I threw the whole thing in the trash; ornaments still attached. This is just an example of how we can operate, clearing everything in our path and starting over fresh.
We can experience many deaths in one lifetime; some metaphorical, others emotional and sometimes under certain circumstances we quite literally face death.
Feel free to Google Scorpios: Tracy Morgan, Lamar Odom, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Purdy, Gerard Butler and Travis Barker for further reading.
All of them having come very close to death.
Pluto, the 8th house and Scorpio are all associated with death, the occult, what is hidden and beneath the surface.
We can read the undercurrent of a room and use our spidey senses to weed out potential threats and imposters. Sometimes I complain we rarely get to dream-that’s Neptune’s realm. We dig, we dissect, and we want to get to the root of the root. If we are going in we are going all in; pack a Hazmat suit.
The life of a plutonian is not easy; we are subjected to constant change and these grand upheavals. These aren’t the placements for the –ignorance is bliss crowd- we simply know too much and when we don’t know let’s be honest we want to know. We are drawn toward the darker side of human existence and psychological complexities.
The planet Pluto governs destruction, disasters and nuclear weapons; it is no wonder we can struggle with attempting to manage our extreme personality constructs. It is all or nothing.
I find we often show up in the lives of others that are in need of deep healing or transformation. We are agents of change. Remember the 8th house rules regeneration if we look up the technical definition it means to regrow or replace lost or injured tissue. We were born for those deep dives and soul retrieval ceremonies. After all Scorpio/Pluto/8th house is often the route of the Shaman.
The concern here is recognizing not everyone is ready to take the plunge; when unevolved or leaning too much into ego we suffer from control issues and power struggles with those we love most. Letting go is a perpetual life theme for us. We are encouraged to fly high like the phoenix and see things from a higher perspective and not get caught in the Scorpion phase that is destructive and vengeful.
It is not uncommon for people to have very strong reactions to Plutonian types, even if we are silent and non-engaging. I always feel people that are not in touch with their own sense of personal power are threatened by those of us that are. A woman I once worked with told me; “it is scary just standing next to you”. And I remember the first time I met a childhood friend she was staring at me and I asked her why was she looking at me and she said; “you are a lot to absorb”.
Those of us with a heavy Pluto emanate an energy that can be threatening to others. This is unconscious. It is important to remember: other peoples projections of us is not necessarily our reality.