by Stefan Stenudd
Pluto in the Complete Horoscope
The Power of Metamorphosis in Classical Astrology
The metamorphosis of circumstance,
drastic change out of nowhere,
leaving nothing as it used to be.
Here are, approximately, the years Pluto spends in each Zodiac sign:
Pluto is quite invisible to the naked eye. It was not discovered until 1930, so we still haven't experienced more than its passing through half of the Zodiac. In 1930 it was in Cancer, and in 2008 it entered Capricorn.
In the horoscope, Pluto represents drastic change, the metamorphosis from one situation into something utterly different. Its position in the horoscope shows how and where such events take place for the person in question.
In spite of its miniscule size, Pluto is regarded as sort of a big brother to Mars. Where the latter causes sudden dramatic events that don't last long, Pluto causes great changes that can last forever.
Pluto in the ZodiacHere are short descriptions of how each Zodiac sign influences Pluto, your most important and dramatic changes in life, when that's where it is in your natal chart.
Taurus brings long-foreseeable concrete changes that last.
Gemini brings a lightness to great events in life, as if they are mere spectacles.
Cancer brings upsetting surprises and events that stir up emotions.
Leo brings drastic changes and a sense of destiny in the making, to one's personal life.
Virgo brings concrete and predictable changes, more often small than big ones.
Libra brings radical changes on theoretical levels, and renewed ethics.
Scorpio brings a sense of doom, but little evident change, and still a kind of metamorphosis.
Sagittarius brings premonition of radical future change, and a force to head for it.
Capricorn brings ability to handle crisis and to excel where others fail.
Aquarius brings revelations of the mind and the way to look at the world.
Pisces brings chaotic circumstances and difficulty to foresee anything.
KeywordsHere are the twelve Zodiac signs, and keywords for the character they give to Pluto, i.e. your most important and dramatic changes in life:
RulerPluto rules over Scorpio, the sign of dark secrets, which means that it tends to be the most obvious and enforced in this sign. It exalts in Leo. There is really no Zodiac sign where Pluto is weakened, except maybe Aquarius and to a lesser extent Virgo. Also, its effects tend to be less evident in air signs.
Planet ageEach of the heavenly bodies represents a period in your life of about seven years. In the case of Pluto it is really the transition from life to death, or the very last phase of life, at whatever time that happens. A change having only one equal in significance: that of birth, which can also be described as an Plutonian event.
The PlanetsHere are the planets and other celestial points used in astrology, with links to the webpage of each:
ZODIAC SIGNSThe twelve Zodiac signs and what they mean in astrology.
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About meI'm a Swedish astrologer, author and historian of ideas, researching ancient thought and mythology. My personal website: stenudd.com