Pluto in Astrology and its Significance

pluto natal and transits

Pluto in Astrology often signifies situations and circumstances that we have no control over, that disrupt the plan we had for our life. By understanding Pluto, you will realise that this planet is about transformation, the death and rebirth. If you have any hard aspects to Pluto in your natal chart, you may find it difficult to accept the change and try to resist it.

Pluto in the Signs:

Pluto in Aries: determined, courageous, risk-loving, can be possessive, bold and focused on the goal.

Pluto in Taurus: dislikes rapid changes, does not tolerate compromises, has a need for a sense of security.

Pluto in Gemini: has the ability to persistently get to the point, excessive thoughts combined with anxiety, fears and curiosity

Pluto in Cancer: has a tendency to live in constant fear and uncertainty, a strong need to supervise others and a rather pessimistic outlook on life.

Pluto in Leo: a strong desire for recognition and applause, likes to be above others, strong and self-centred.

Pluto in Virgo: well-organised, has a tendency to become very pedantic, doesn't like to be spontaneous.

Pluto in Libra: has a clear and practical mind, may become obsessed, finding balance in life situations is very important.

Pluto in Scorpio: wants to understand life thoroughly, lives by the principle 'all or nothing', has the desire for power, likes to take risks.

Pluto in Sagittarius: a unique need to achieve their goals, values ​​independence, believes in his/her happiness, often an extrovert.

Pluto in Capricorn: runs away from people - often leads an independent lifestyle, has a clear mind, is persistent and focused on a specific goal, does not like to give in, has high ambitions.

Pluto in Aquarius: likes to experience life in an incredibly extreme way, often cut off from reality, has no control over his own emotions.

Pluto in Pisces: profoundly believes in his intuition, he follows his heart, can see more than others, sensitive, perceptive and spiritual.

Pluto Transits

Pluto transits in Astrology can be one of the most challenging and intense times of one's life.

Fighting or resisting change is the hard way to move through Pluto transits. A Pluto transit can be both generational and personal.

A generational Pluto transit is when a group of people born during the same period in time, are experiencing this transit. A personal transit of Pluto is when the transiting Pluto is aspecting one of the personal planets in the birth chart: the natal Sun, the natal Moon or natal Venus.

A transit of Pluto to Pluto by square or opposition is a generational transit. To find out if you have this transit, you must know what degree and sign your Pluto was at the time of your birth and where it is now. You can find this information by either checking your natal chart or the ephemeris.

A Pluto square Pluto transit obliges us to let go and change. To find out what you need to let go off or change, you must check where your natal Pluto is placed in the birth chart and what house it rules.

Transiting Pluto aspecting the natal Sun will often symbolise a time when we review our life, our current situation and think about where we want to go and what we want to do next. With the transiting Pluto aspecting our natal Moon, we want to get in touch with our emotional needs. However, when the transiting Pluto aspects the natal Venus, the energy of Pluto forces us to transform in how we love and what we value.