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Pluto in Astrology
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Basic Stuff about Pluto in Astrology ---> About Pluto in Astrology ---> * Technically -- sort of -- Pluto is considered the farthest planet from the Sun, the eighth planet in our Solar System & the one most recently discovered. But some qualifiers go with this statement. * Scientists have recently re-classified Pluto from being a full-fledged planet citizen to being what they now call a "dwarf planet." Objectively there may be good reasons for this, but the move also raises a few questions. * As a "dwarf planet," what exactly about Pluto has changed?

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Pluto: Lord of Transition -- The Power to Rock Your World ---> The planet Pluto, so the news is told, was discovered by accident ... in a world where "accidents" are more mythical than the Lord of the Underworld himself. Twenty-two year old astronomer Clyde Tombaugh was actually on a wild goose chase when it happened, unaware, of course, that his whole mission was based on a mistake -- or that he was about to step into history. He was studying photographs of the night sky over Arizona, pictures taken nearly a month before, searching for an elusive Planet X whose existence was believed to explain discrepancies in the predicted orbit of Neptune.

Pluto: Ruler of Scorpio ---> Pluto -- God of the Underworld ---> Pluto, with its bizarre, irregular orbit, is the last of the discovered planets in this Solar System which the basic metaphorical language of astrology contains. Occasionally it is the outermost of the known planets, although during part of its journey around the Sun it moves inside the orbit of Neptune. There is even some debate about whether it qualifies as a bona fide planet. I say it is the final one of the known planets ... because there are two others which have been mathematically proven to exist - one inside the orbit of Mercury ....

* Pluto -- The Symbol of Irresistible Change ---> When things change ... drastically ---> Pluto. If the idea of this planet and all its metaphorical meanings, all the things it symbolizes out in the real world, don't cause the hair to ripple on the back of your neck and an inward shudder to pass through the core of your body like a sudden gust of frigid wind, well, then you don't know it like I do. People fuss about Saturn ... with its limitations, delays, disappointments, denials, and requirements for "structure." But, I promise you, Saturn is a mild pothole on life's highway compared to the head-on collision Pluto often represents.

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Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto Retrograde

* Pluto in Capricorn -- The Lord of Destruction and Rebirth -- in the sign of Government and Corporate Industry ---> With Pluto in Capricorn, you are working with an energy that is Fueled by a profound desire to make sweeping changes and improvements -- now tackling long-term projects that involve reworking your life's fundamental structures Determined to demolish what is exhausted, inappropriate, useless, obsolete or in disrepair in life areas where you already feel constantly vulnerable and insecure -- and replace these broken investments with new arrangements that will boost your self-esteem and status, provide far more protection ....

Pluto Retrograde -- Rebuilding in the Wake of Revolution ---> Pluto -- death and resurrection ---> Pluto. If you know anything at all about the symbolism of this strange, erratic, controversial planet (which some scientists don't consider a planet at all, and other scientists consider part of a double planet set along with its own Moon, Charon, with whom it shares an atmosphere), you know it represents situations and experiences that deserve more than passing respect. Astrologers accept that Pluto is a planet -- and that its influence is significant enough to be included in the interpretation and energy of a person's natal chart.

* Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn ---> The long relentless break-down ---> Transiting Pluto -- both direct and retrograde -- depicts the loooooong-term process of tearing down and improving things that are worn out, exhausted, inappropriate, obsolete, ineffective and falling into ruin. Pluto stays in a sign anywhere from 12 to 36 years. It will be in Capricorn about 16 years all told. It first arrived there in 2008. The cultural, social, political and personal life changes that unfold under its tenure move at a slow, relentless pace.

Pluto Rx -- Creating Fundamental Improvements ---> Your Sun sign position in the list below shows where your essential self and its outlook are changing, permanently and profoundly. Your Moon sign position shows where your emotions, security concerns and involvement with home and family are changing -- and what will improve these important life areas when this process ends. Your Ascendant sign position shows where you are building a different, stronger personality in your personal presentation, the overall impression you make and the different attitudes you show when you engage the public.

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Pluto in Sagittarius

When Pluto Crossed Through Sagittarius -- November 1995 through November 2008 -- Things to know about --The Great Transformer's Transit through -- The Sign of Law and Religion ---> As Pluto crossed through Sagittarius -- (from roughly November 1995 until November 2008) -- a bold new revolutionary mindset regarding collective laws and religious philosophy began working its way into the social fabric. Cultures became more polarized along political, secular and religious lines -- and increasing world tension reflected the "growing pains" of that process.

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Pluto in Astrology
From the Blogs, Ezines
and Elsewhere

From EDA: Pluto ---> Everyday Astrology ---> Pluto ---> Pluto experiences are undeniably intense. They are, by definition, life-changing. In mythology, Pluto -- known as Hades to the Greeks, fearsome ruler of the underworld & afterlife, burst out of the ground one day, captured Demeter's daughter, Persephone, who was picking flowers in a field, minding her own business, absconded with her into the underworld & held her captive for a while. Modern encounters with this fierce archetype of death & resurrection are equally daunting, often equally unwilling & drawn out.

Pluto Direct -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology ---> Pluto Direct ---> Pluto has turned direct after starting its annual backward trek in late April -- so let's talk about that. Retrograde Pluto marks a time of reflection and inner investigation about issues of control and power -- how you use them and how they are used against you. This is a constant theme since humans are fundamentally social creatures. Questions of who gets to do what to whom permeate almost every transaction.

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