The Definitive Guide 2018
This page is about Pluto.
The last planet from the Sun in our Zodiac System, Pluto represents hopes and dreams, beliefs and illusions.
It is how we see new horizons, how we look at our own spiritual healing and how we service others in fantasy and dreams.
Let’s take a look at Pluto and Pluto Signs.
What Is Pluto In Astrology
Pluto, the last planet on the edge of the solar system, represents the unconscious urge to transform repressed ego-desire energies into group-desire energies to live out your role in society’s evolution.
Pluto represents sexuality (the act itself, as opposed to the energetic desire which is associated with Mars), obsessive desires, transformation, power, and the ingredients of great wealth (investments, banking, loans, debt, mortgages).
This area of life is associated with upheaval, change, power struggles, and issues of control.
When Pluto is in aspect to other planets in the natal chart colours those energies with obsessive qualities, power struggles, the need to find deeper meanings, and willingness to explore and examine.
Where Pluto is in our charts is where we either seek transformation and change or have it forced upon us if we struggle to accept our deepest needs.
If we fear Pluto’s energy or our “dark shadow” side, then destructiveness (both directed at ourselves or others) is a byproduct of that process.
Pluto reveals our addictions, vices and our own undoing. However, just like the Phoenix rising out of the ashes, Pluto shows us how to transform those ashes into gold. Pluto knows nothing ever really dies; it’s merely transmuted into another form.
Pluto Planet Summary
- Planet: Pluto
- House Ruler: 8th House
- Ruler of: Scorpio
- Detriment: Taurus
- Exalted: Aries & Pisces
- Fall: Libra & Virgo
- Light Traits: Transformation
- Shadow Traits: Inversion
- Keyword: I EMPOWER
Pluto Sign Meaning
Pluto rules over drastic changes that bring true upheavals. Pluto is the slowest-moving planet, and so an entire generation will share the same Pluto sign, giving it historical importance.
Severe and permanent changes in civilisation as a whole can be linked to Pluto’s movement through the signs. On a personal level, the House that Pluto occupies in your chart will show how Plutonian energy is manifested in your life.
Pluto will transform those things in your life that require regeneration, whether you desire it or not. You may experience dramatic crises or have to endure terrible suffering where Pluto is involved in your chart, but for the purpose of healing. Pluto tears down only to transform and regenerate what has been destroyed. Pluto is associated with recklessness, mental obsession and compulsion, emotional resistance, and overall transcendence. It is also related to unsolved mysteries, secrets, and taboos.
FACT: Pluto is the furthest of the generational planets, along with Uranus and Neptune. Even though Jupiter and Saturn are both slow moving, it’s the generational planets that can affect whole generations with its slow transit.
Planet Symbol / Glyph: Pluto
Pluto’s newer glyph, or symbol, combines the circle (spirit) over the crescent (receptivity) and the cross (matter). This glyph suggests spiritual receptivity to “super worlds” or the superconscious, placed above the physical world.
Pluto Sign Calculator
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Pluto Signs List
Pluto through The Signs – An Overview
So now that we have discussed Pluto, let’s take a little look at how Pluto manifests itself through the signs of the zodiac in a bit more detail. Every astrological sign has a specific set of qualities – positive and negative.
Below are some of the key traits of each sign of each zodiac sign.
Pluto in Aries
Pluto (to transform) in Aries (energetic and urgent).
Pluto in Mars sign-led Aries transforms energetically and urgently, your fundamental beingness.
Pluto here will help probe into the deepest levels of your existence and forcibly assert their independence, for themselves or their group.
They may try to get rid of past identities (fire) and how others might see and treat you. You can relinquish previous identities and create a new life with new beginnings.
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.
Pluto in Taurus
Pluto (to transform) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
Taurus Plutonians seek to transform in an enduring and possessive way in matters related to personal wealth and personal things.
With Pluto in Taurus, you make changes slowly (Pluto in detriment, fixed, unchanging sign) in a controlled manner regarding increasing your financial wealth.
You are materialistic (earth), and you either ignore or you’re unaware (resistance to change) of forces acting beneath the surface (Pluto) which may make transformations that initially you’re not aware of.
People with Pluto in Taurus under this sign might have strong sex impulses.
Pluto in Gemini
Pluto (to transform) in Gemini (versatile and variable).
You delve below the surface in a versatile and variable manner in matters dealing with communication, thinking, ideas and relationships (air).
You are interested in hidden matters (secrets of life and death) which you might seek to communicate in a versatile and variable manner (mutable), perhaps in books, or whatever form is appropriate in your time (22nd Century).
Pluto in Cancer
Pluto (to transform) in Cancer (Instinctive and Protective).
You transform instinctively and protectively matters related to the “home”.
You reach out into the world (or into the depths of the mind) (cardinal) to protect those things which are essential to you like your roots, country, ethnic group, where there may be drastic, radical changes.
Pluto in Cancer people
Pluto in Leo
Pluto (to transform) in Leo (impressive and creative)
With Pluto in Leo, you transform impressively and creatively in matters related to pleasure, children (eternal), romance and entertainment.
You tend to hang onto your childhood and youth (fixed).
And you are enthusiastic and optimistic (fire) about life.
You may speculate or gamble, risking everything to preserve your individuality, against impressive and oppressive power.
Pluto in Virgo
Pluto (to transform) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
They delve into deep hidden matters in an analytical and critical manner.
They seek self-mastery through work, health and service.
They are variable and versatile and are concerned with information (mutable sign), and you may be obsessive about these things.
They are practical, use common sense and enjoy visual pleasures, art, etc. (earth).
They are likely to be influenced by external matters or other people or groups (passive), or by deep desires.
Pluto in Libra
Pluto (to transform) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
Here is a tendency to want to rock the boat in relationships. If the sun or moon is in Libra, there will be an active sex life.
If Pluto in Libra is negatively aspected, there may be sexual problems. If Libra is prominent in the chart, or if Pluto is a personal planet, jealousy and possessiveness will be a problem.
You transform diplomatically and harmoniously regarding matters concerning relationships with partners and others relationships. You could be obsessed with fairness and justice for others and to marriage partners.
Relationships must be perfect for you, or they are nothing. (Pluto extremes). You deal with these matters through intellect and communication (air).
You’re motivated by your values (Libra), and while you are generally diplomatic, there could be angry outbursts (Pluto) at what you consider unfair.
Pluto in Scorpio
Pluto (to transform) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)
Pluto in Scorpio is Pluto in its natural home. This placement adds intensity and a sense of purpose.
If Pluto is negatively aspected and under stress, there may be psychological problems.
If Pluto is in your 10th House, the expression of power would be noticeable.
You delve deep into hidden secrets in an intense and secretive manner, about sex, the mind, occult studies and death. There may be obsessive tendencies in areas concerning creating (and destroying) life, genetic engineering and cloning.
You may be interested in taboo and occult studies, any different kinds of research (not just science), but secret discoveries made during this period.
Pluto in Sagittarius
Pluto (to transform) in Sagittarius (Free and Tolerant)
You change openly and liberally matters related to higher education and philosophy and in your vision of the future and your ideas. There may be significant changes in higher education at this time.
There may also be transformations in your attitudes toward freedom and tolerance.
There may be greater long-distance travel during this period to foreign places, perhaps even in space. This generation is obsessed with international travel and foreign culture, and about life on other planets.
You change in an open and liberal manner matters related to higher education and philosophy, and in your vision of the future and your ideas. There may be significant changes in higher education at this time.
There may also be transformations in your attitudes toward freedom and tolerance.
There may be greater long-distance travel during this period to foreign places, perhaps even in space.
This generation is obsessed with international travel and foreign culture, and about life on other planets.
Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto (to transform) in Capricorn (Prudent and Reserved)
You transform in a prudent and reserved manner in areas related to power, business and careers.
This generation of Pluto in Capricorn people may be against authority and wish to become independent of some authority (powerful country, convention, etc.).
You delve beneath the surface in matters related power over others and in a practical, common sense way seek to remove it (earth).
You may move out into the world to make changes (cardinal), and you are motivated from the outside (passive), which might be social conventions.
The transformation is resisted because of a tendency to cling onto the old and a tendency to carefully and prudently make changes, which tends to make them even more powerful when they break through.
Pluto in Aquarius
Pluto (to transform) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)
You transform indifferently and unconventional way regarding your connection with society, friends and humanitarian issues.
There are likely to be drastic changes in these areas: social, intellectual and relationships (air) between groups for this generation.
These changes are likely to persist (fixed sign), and be intrinsically motivated (active).
This could be a time of drastic social changes which could reach to the very depths of belief, and threaten the foundations of society.
Pluto in Pisces Sign
Pluto (to transform) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
If you have Pluto in Pisces, you transform in an inspirational and impressionable way regarding matters to do with beliefs, such as spirituality and religion, including universal love and sympathy.
You delve into dark issues involving feeling and emotions, and deeply held secrets, perhaps by humanity, may rush to the surface, possibly increasing psychic ability.
In the search for (religious) ecstasy, and to escape the emotional pressures, there may be a danger of the increased use of pleasure-producing, psychic drugs in this generation.