'Plutonian Essences' (or Essences for Plutonian People)
PLUTO - Information from Astrotheme.com
Pluto: Pluto represents deep transformations, mutations and eliminations, sexuality and magnetism, power and secrets, destruction with a view to regeneration, the phoenix rising from the ashes. Its element is indefinite; burning (like lava in fusion ?), it rules Scorpio, is in exaltation in Pisces and is in analogy with the sexual organs and excretion.
It represents dictators, sadistic people, violent characters, is instinctive and powerful but also mysterious with hidden strengths.
Pluto Dominant: If Pluto is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Plutonian: you sometimes feel like a foreigner who does not belong to the world, to its laws, and its concerns. The rules of life in society are not necessarily yours. You are interested in what is unknown and in the subtle laws of a hidden order. So, you take malicious pleasure in ridiculing the patterns you find too simplistic or too rigid. You also revel in underlining the limits of explanations you deem too common. There is something unconventional about the way you are, the way you think, and the way you act. What is your specificity made of? Is it an extraordinary partner? A life off the beaten path? Or do you only distance yourself from conventional morals? In any case, you have the feeling, sometimes quite vague, that you come from nowhere, and that you do not belong to any definite group... In short, it means that you cannot be simplified in order to conform to existing models. The gap between you and ordinary mortals is also an element of your strength. Your deep clear-sightedness, firstly, enables you to put things into perspective and to grant them only the attention they deserve. Your other remarkable asset is your capacity to intervene from behind the scenes, to secretly organise events, and to bring about the desirable outcome without seeming to impose or to dictate anything. However, you must still overcome one of the major difficulties of this dominant, which is to get people to accept your difference and to smoothly fit into your environment.
PLUTO -John Hayes Astrology
Enigmatic and paradoxical, Pluto functions subversively and invisibly to transform by elimination and metamorphosis. Pluto operates with extreme power, and when it manifests it usually causes one to feel out of control.
Pluto in a chart shows how power of any kind will be exerted. Pluto always compels and it can compel to high, virtuous achievement, or to villainous behaviour within or outside the law.
Pluto causes hidden and subterranean states to break forth and erupt. Pluto has rulership over volcanoes from which molten lava erupts, destroying everything in its path. But later the lava helps build a rich soil for plant growth. Like earthquakes and volcanoes, Pluto brings about a climax in the life with much disturbance and upheaval, followed by calmer and more wholesome conditions. This may occur in daily affairs or in the emotions; Pluto is often the planet of the “healing crisis”.
As Robert Hand points out, Pluto is connected to breakdown and decay, so it is also connected to those elements of society that reflect breakdown and decay. This is the source of Pluto’s association with underworld elements, organised crime, and people who are so socially disaffected that they represent a threat to society. The socially disaffected are only a manifestation of Pluto’s power. Though criminals and terrorists seem to be what destroys society, they are merely the agents by which the destructive power already inherent in the situation manifests. They are not the source of the destruction, and even if they were eliminated, something else would replace them as agents of that power.
Plutonian people also take on the positive role of assisting others who are going through Plutonian transformations. Pluto is also associated with healers and therapists, both psychological and physical, and those whose who teach techniques of self-transformation. Plutonians may also appear as religious or spiritual leaders who stress rebirth after death – either literal or psychological. Therapists, healers, gurus, spiritual leaders, and the like are the most positive Plutonians of all because they are most in touch with the central theme of Pluto, the death and rebirth of the soul.
Since Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, there must be a transcendence of desires (physical, material, emotional) for inner illumination and spiritual enlightenment to take place.
When Pluto contacts a planet or point in the natal chart, it seems to deepen and intensify those things that that planet represents. Pluto is not only the significator of secrets and hidden things in general but is also responsible for the uncovering and surfacing of whatever had been buried. And the longer it will take, the greater the effort to keep them concealed, the more devastating the consequences when they do surface but also the greater the potential for self-transformation.
PLUTO by by Marcia Moore and Mark Douglas
MANKIND is witnessing an astonishing acceleration of the evolutionary process. Everything and everybody is racing forward at an increasingly rapid rate, and no one knows how or where this race will end.
As a result, the astrological mechanism which measures the fundamental correspondences between man and the universe has had to be speeded up. This adaptation to the tempo of the times has been accomplished by the introduction of new gears capable of distributing the effects of the unprecedentedly potent energies now reaching this planet from cosmic sources. These larger, more powerful gears are Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Whatever Pluto does is irrevocable. The individual who has undergone a Plu*tonian metamorphosis can no more return to his old way of doing things than a butterfly can retreat into the chrysalis and become a worm again. People in this age of dying traditions may miss the solid security of an era when everybody crawled slowly along the ground but, for better or worse, they must spread their wings and take flight.
Owing to the eccentricity of its orbit, Pluto’s progress through the zodiac is markedly irregular. It traverses some signs in only thirteen years, but requires thirty-two years to make its way through others. lts average transit through a sign takes about twenty-four years. Thus, slow-paced Pluto refers to the basic attitudes of an entire generation more than to individuals.
The name Pluto derives from the Greek word “pluton” meaning wealth. There has been some confusion as to whether Plutus, god of wealth, was the same personage as Hades or Pluto, the lord of death and the underworld. In his authoritative book The Greek Myths (Vol. I), Robert Graves says, “Hades is styled Pluton, or Pluto, ‘The Rich One." Since the precious metals used in the currency which forms the basis of the world’s economy are mined from the depths of the earth, Pluto appears to have been correctly named on both counts. Pluto is also associated with gangsters of the underworld who rob and kill for money, as well as with the basic physiological and psychological resources controlled by the unconscious mind.
The Plutonian emphasis on sex is illustrated in the Greek legend which tells of the abduction of the earth goddess Persephone, who was obliged to become Pluto’s bride and live in his cavernous domain for six months of every year. (Even after his marriage Pluto was always trying to seduce one nymph or another.) However, sex in the Piutonian sense has more to do with the channeling of the libidinal forces of the unconscious than with the production of progeny.
By the same token, Pluto rules the world of finance but not the actual passage of money from hand to hand. lt is the fluid substratum from which sexual and financial transactions arise. The profundity of Pluto’s influence can be seen in the manner in which an individual’s attitudes toward money and sex reflect his attitude toward life in general. Other signs and planets may indicate how he earns his livelihood and conducts his love life, but Scorpio and Pluto provide clues to his deeper feelings about these fundamental issues.
Pluto has been identified with Lucifer. the fallen angel. whose name means “light bearer.” This comparison is suggested by the fact that Pluto is the farthest planet from the Sun, banished to the darkest, most distant edge of the solar system. Consequently, Pluto often refers to banishment and has a way of bringing things to a halt. Plutonian personalities are apt to be “loners” who feel set apart from their fellow-men. Sometimes they are dictators,. racketeers, or revolutionaries who operate through the militant force of Mars while they themselves remain hidden and mys*terious. Even when they take their stand on the side of the forces of light, they hold themselves aloof because they know that their influence can work more potently behind the scenes than in the open, and with less fear of reprisals.
Lucifer’s diabolic reputation stems from the tendency to consider both sex and money as the root of all evil. Yet both are creative powers which must ultimately be raised and redeemed. Where the other planets travel no more than eight degrees north or south of the ecliptic, Pluto moves approximately seventeen degrees above and below the apparent path of the Sun. Thus, Pluto falls far lower than the other planets, as though to tap the forces of the nether regions, and then ascends to corresponding heights in order to elevate these forces to a more exalted level. These extremes of behavior are also characteristic of Pluto-ruled Scorpio. Both planet and sign are associated with the Kundalini or “serpent power” of the Hindu yogis. Since Scorpio is a feminine sign, and Kundalini is depicted as a goddess, Pluto is to some extent bisexual in the manner of Uranus and Neptune. People who respond strongly to the influences of the three outer planets often combine male and female qualities. These virtually androgynous individuals are now becoming so prevalent that many of the old-fashioned sexual distinctions and inequities are dying out.
The association of Pluto with war, dictatorship, regimentation. and death does scant justice to its real nature. Once human beings learn to control the root forces of sex and money, then aggression and oppression will cease, The destruction of bodies will no longer be regarded as an effective way of eliminating enemies. When Pluto finally comes into its own, death will be regarded as the release of the soul which, no longer exiled to the outermost boundaries of the physical universe, is permitted to return to its source and to know itself once more as the original Son of Light.
The Sun and The Planets - Pluto
Top of head, isolation, the unexpected, hermits, detachment, the bizarre, darkness, the alien, masks, vampires, death, womb, shock, schizophrenia.
While Mercury rules logic and expression, the effects of Pluto are diametrically opposite. The planet of shock, Pluto rules the unexpected, the unpredictable, the illogical and the strange. Pluto deviates greatly from the plane of the ecliptic, giving it a new angle on the affairs of the world (solar system). Mercury communicates but Pluto is the lone wolf.
This planet symbolises the stage when a child is still in the womb. Though in the world, he or she is not of it. There is close identification with the mother, who, for the foetus, is the world. No separate identity has yet emerged. The faculty that Pluto represents is detachment.
Plutonian people tend to be dark, detached and aloof. Rarely are they noticed and sometimes they seem invisible. Free from all bonds of society, they nevertheless have insight into the world of spirit. They are unorthodox, yet at the same time they can conceal anything. They may be recluses. If Pluto is afflicted or in a bad place, the person does not feel at ease in society and may possibly suffer from dissociation and hallucinations. This implies a loss of contact with their own body.
"The emotions of these persons generally appear to be inadequate...They behave 'as if' they had feeling relationships with people." (Fenichel). Body and mind held together by tenuous threads. Face masklike. Disconnected look.
None. The Gauquelins were unable to find any statistical significance for those with Pluto rising and culminating at the time of birth.