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Living with Pluto in the 8th house

Usually I plaster some catchy title, but let’s be honest Pluto and the 8th house do not need cheesy catch phrases or introductions.
Pluto planet of death and rebirth is at home in the 8th house and I’m accustomed to Pluto in the 8th house considering it has been there my entire life, people experiencing this via transit may be privy to some sudden and life altering experience and it can be quite alarming because they are not accustomed to the energy. I think if you have a planet nataly over time you will learn to harness that planets energy, have it work for you instead of against you.
The back story on Pluto
Pluto rules: death in all manners, physically, metaphorically, spiritually and rebirth. Pluto rules power, the fight for power, perhaps for some feeling powerless, control, domination, darkness, depth, endings, and beginnings. Pluto’s Nickname is Lord of the Underworld. Look to the natal house that holds Pluto to see where you fight for control, where you will meet powerful people and where you will die and be reborn.
The back story on the 8th house
The 8th house rules similar things that is why Pluto is comfortable there, death rebirth, power, it also rules joint resources…you look to the 8th house to see what will occur with people you share money with. This can be a bank, a spouse, a business partner, the 8th house also rules sex; I’m going to say the darker part of sex not the light and fuzzy part look to the 5th house for unicorns and hand holding. I have the Sun in the 5th so yes I do believe in fairytales 😉
Pluto in the 8th house manifestation
Change and Transformation
I have been thinking about Pluto in the 8th house lately, how it manifests for me and what they do not tell you in Astrology 101 textbooks. A “psychic” once told me; you bring men face to face with who they are and this makes it difficult for you to have relationships or friendships because people do not want to know who they are, they prefer to hide. I have been thinking about this lately. Torn between the notion of accepting people as they are or catapulting them to a better truer existence. I have an issue with this; I have an issue with accepting people as they are. I think in personal relationships we should seek to bring people to live there highest potential. I’m unsure if we should allow people we care about to perpetuate there less than glowing attributes. In personal relationships don’t we want to be involved with those that deliver us to our higher selves? Don’t we want someone that holds us accountable?
That is the deal with Pluto in the 8th house, Pluto is a probing planet when making an aspect to another person’s personal planet (Sun, Moon Mercury, Venus, Mars) in synastry or perhaps our own personal planet we seek to transform that planet. If Pluto in on your Sun or someone else’s, we wish to change their identity, if it’s on the moon we wish to purify and strip old feelings and replace them with new. It represents a cathartic transformative process, purge the old and make room for the new. Death and Rebirth. Personally I’m always changing; I have Pluto in my 8th house aspecting my sun, moon, mercury and Venus and is a part of a cardinal t square. Plutonian energies are always at work.
That being said, I have began to question my own motives, the fact that I wish to transform people. I do think at times who the fuck am I? If someone is happy screwing up there life, living a lie or in some faux relationship, let them. Ah but Pluto is Compulsive, to me it represents truth. Textbooks say With Pluto in the 8th house this is indicative of having the power to transform other peoples’ lives. Its compulsive really, I find myself digging and probing, the more reserved someone is the more I want to get in there, get inside and figure them out and truth be told once I get in there I’m gone, I lose interest. Mission Completed. I like to go where others fear to go, explore emotional depths and visit the crawl spaces of peoples mind.
The Truth
Pluto in the 8th is on a quest for meaning and truth. You can skip the pleasantries and the how was your weekend bullshit. And don’t even think about lying to me, because I know. People with Pluto in the 8th house pick up on the undercurrents. I also prefer heavy conversations; preferably the less long winded the better. This isn’t a placement for mincing words. I ask questions that others wouldn’t dare ask and people actually tell me there truths. Not all but most. I don’t do frivolous conversation and I hate meaningless chit chat. I want to know if you think you are married to the wrong person and which child of yours is your favorite? One of my favorite book series is: Post Secret I have the collection; people write in to a PO BOX there darkest secrets anonymously. I love that idea, write it down, send it in and free your soul. I have 0 judgments when it comes to confessions; I think the truth is a gateway like astrology to greater understanding. Pluto in the 8th house is a natural born psychologist.
Extreme in temperament, power struggles and death oh my
I’m a person of extremes; love/hate beautiful/ugly. I think I unconsciously seek out relationships with power struggles. Was I the only kid in camp that “dated” my camp counselor? Probably. Power struggles, digging, searching, changing and oh yeah dying. People always die on me, I can discuss death the way most people would talk about chores, it’s just with Pluto in the 8th house you are accustomed to it. I’m not the one to hold your hand when you 101 year old grandmother died, just saying. Like my fellow 8th house Pluto friend would say, call me when you lost a parent, a grandparent before the 6th grade.
Pluto in the 8th is great during an emergency, I can handle high-pressure situations with ease, but have me miss my train to work or misplace my house keys and I’m crying in my purse and cursing at the top of my lungs. I always find that to be a weird dichotomy in my personality. I also fee easily wounded, Cancer Sun in the 5th house can be very needy, fragile but eventually I see my way through the tears, heart break and disappointment and use it to transform into some one greater.
Where is Pluto in your Natal Chart and how is he working for you?

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The 8th house in astrology

The 2nd house ruled by Taurus signifies material fufillment and directly across is the 8th house naturally ruled by Scorpio and the quest for emotional fufillment. Here is where we go to die and then be reborn, here you will find anything associated with death including inheritances, other peoples money,  taxes, sex, and psychological transformation. I’m very pro 8th house planets! I feel it adds depth to character.

Sun in the 8th house makes you a natural born psychologist, people gravitate towards you to help them with their issues and you excel at getting to the route of the issue. You offer guidance and advice probably daily. You may fair well in handling other people s money, you may live many lives in one evolving over times, mastering your self reinventing your self via death, sex and other Peoples money.

Moon in the 8th house makes you extremely sensitive, I think this gives tremendous depth to the persons emotions. You really want to experience emotional bonding via sexual intimacy. In a sense I think the 2 go hand in hand; love and sex. You may feel others do not understand you or have the ability to reach your emotional depths. Fluctuations in partners finances.

Mercury in the 8th house gives you an intellectual approach to handling other people’s money, you may think often about death, finance and sex. People may verbally share with you the darker parts of them, you enjoy discussing taboo subjects.

Venus in the 8th house indicates you benefit from spouse financially. Love and sex must go hand in hand, in love you tend to be possessive and want to control the outcome. You long for intensity in relationships, you crave transformational love…not for a light and fluffy love

Mars in the 8th house indicates arguments over legacies and inheritance. Arguments in marriage over proper handling of finances. May be quite sexual and into some S&M scenerios. You want to be sexually and financially dominant!

Jupiter in the 8th house indicates you may inherit quite a large some of money. Jupiter is abundance and the 8th house is other peoples money. This suggests marrying someone who you can benefit from financially. Very open-minded toward all sexual orientations.

Saturn in the 8th house I have a friend that has this she is obsessed with marrying someone rich, I just don’t have the heart to tell her. This placement indicates it is highly unlikely, this is the placement of : other peoples money. It is also home to transformation and individuals with this placement may find it hard to go with the flow. They cling to what has always been. I had this via transit the last 2 years and it required I give up all that I wanted to hold onto tightly. Let go!! It also is home to sex! I’ve done several chart with this placement and I encourage people to step outside their comfort zone. Sex for Saturn in the 8th people tend to plan it…spontanaity is lacking.

Uranus in the 8th house: I have this placement, not sure how it plays out sexually as I do not have any taboo tendencies though I’m very open-minded sexually and have many gay friends. This placement will insure you collect on unexpected inheritances, and have an overall go with the flow attitude when it comes to change, you probably even find it enjoyable. Generally a non-conformist placement with a penchant for breaking rules! Also gives a love for occult hence my blog and sudden flashes on insight

Neptune in the 8th house you can not sit by and watch as your partner handles your joint finances! Neptune indicates deception in other people finances. You are prone to psychic tendencies and long to merge with another via sexual experience. Watch out for 9 and 1/2 weeks type of sex…ya know the kind where someone walks you on a leash. You may tend to be self-sacrificing in the bedroom, enjoy it while its fun but when it isn’t say so. Others may look to deceive you when it comes to inheritance review all documents associated with estates.

Pluto is at home in the 8th house. I have this placement I’ve said it before and I will say it again sex is really a revolutionary experience, life altering, I enjoy plunging the depths of the psyche and do not enjoy any superficiality. Another indicator of life changes due to inheritance. Gives me a possessive and obsessive quality to relationships and controlling tendencies.

Uranus in the 8th house: I have this placement, not sure how it plays out sexually as I do not have any taboo tendencies though I’m very open-minded sexually and have many gay friends. This placement will insure you collect on unexpected inheritances, and have an overall go with the flow attitude when it comes to change, you probably even find it enjoyable. Generally a non-conformist placement with a penchant for breaking rules! Also gives a love for occult hence my blog and sudden flashes on insight

Neptune in the 8th house you can not sit by and watch as your partner handles your joint finances! Neptune indicates deception in other people finances

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Full Moon in Scorpio in the 8th house & sad departures

A full moon occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of the earth from the sun. I can recall driving one time in the early morning hours with the moon placed directly in front of me and the sun behind me, it was one of the most beautiful sights. I marveled at the beauty of life. Just as the sun and moon are opposite in the sky they are that way when transiting your natal chart. The planets movement in the sky around your natal chart are called transits. For me personally the full moon in Scorpio had fallen into my 8th house (death, taxes, other people’s money, sex, obsessions, what is hidden) and the Sun in Taurus transited my 2nd house of money I earn and things I value. Scorpio naturally rules the 8th house as Taurus naturally rules the 2nd house but for everyone the full moon will fall in a different place depending on the sign on the cusps of your natal chart. For me that was the 2nd and house 8th house axis. I really did not think much about how this would affect me up until the day before, when I felt this heavy energy in the air. On a superficial level I was aware of the opposing energy of Scorpio and Taurus, Scorpio valuing death and
transformation plunging the depths of the soul where as Taurus craves financial security, possessions & all that is tangible. It certainly was a time of taking a look at what we value. The battle of emotional vs. the physical weighing the tangible vs. the intangible.I must admit I’m utterly amazed at the literal manifestation of this 8th house/2nd house super moon, beginning with the death of my beloved cat. I have had him since I found him as a baby; I swore he was the reincarnated being of a childhood friend. For 16 years he slept beside me, followed me and kept me company, he essentially shared my life. Even jumping up on the sink in the morning for me to brush his hair after I did mine. His health began to deteriorate 2 years ago and since then he has had numerous trips to the vet and been on various medication. In recent weeks he was out of sorts varying between not eating at all, followed by an eye infection and the loss of vision in one eye. On the night of the “Super moon” I came home to find his other eye full of blood and him hiding under the bed hissing in a permanent state of “Halloween cat” back arched, fur up and in that moment I knew it was time. I sang to him the song I always sang since he was a baby “you are so beautiful to me can’t you see “as the 24 hour vet induced him. I kissed him and pet him, taking notice of his sparse fur, his eyes lacking life and within seconds he was gone.
I thought of one of my favorite quotes by Taurus Penelope Cruz in Vanilla Sky “one day in another life I will see you when we both are cats” I miss him so much it aches.
In less than 10 days I will be moving out of my childhood home and into a place of my own. I suppose I have been so busy planning my new life that I have been out of touch emotionally with all that will be left behind. I feel as though the universe is screaming at me “you can’t take any of this with you when you go” Scorpio-8th house-death-release-transformation-Natal Pluto in the 8th house puts me in touch with the dark side of life; it indicates the passing away of loved ones, being transformed via death, sex and other people’s money. I expect when a person passes I will never be the same, when I sleep with someone it’s an entire revolutionary experience but having to put my cat to sleep oh f#$% it hurts I underestimated the amount of grief and sorrow I would feel. I m also very well aware of the negative connotation a single woman with a cat receives. Last week the lady that does my eye brows said: you look tired. I replied “I’m I’m in the middle of buying a house, I’m working 7 days a week & my cat is dying” She replied: “you no married! You need husband and child, no cat”. I wanted to inform her she was no Deepak Chopra & she should stick no what she knows best & thread. But I said nothing.Quite frankly I’m slightly embarrassed when people express their condolences and I break down and cry. I find little to no comfort when other people tell me he is probably somewhere in heaven playing with their pets. Heaven? I don’t know if that exists. (but that is more of a moon in 9th house question) As I yearned to stay in bed and sob hysterically I am unable to do so as I find myself inundated with Sun in the 2nd house concerns, Taurus issues; making money. A 7 day work week is stretched out in front of me; there is money to be made, money to be spent, material concerns to deal with every single day of the coming week. Two Aquarian friends of mine said “the doors are closing to your former life and the new ones aren’t quite open yet, but they soon will be”. So I write the checks, stop at the bank, deal with my 2nd house sun in the midst of grief. Trying to juggle all the balls in the air. Very well aware now of all the deep seated feelings I have been hiding from myself, all that needs to be released all I find comfort in painfully stripped away and as I finish typing this I have to take a call from my bank they want to discuss some tax concerns… How very 8th house of them


RIP I Will Miss You Much xo