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 and one beyond the boundary of Pluto. So we know they're there. But they haven't officially been sighted yet.
Named for the mythological god of the afterlife, the realm of the dead, the King of the Underworld, Pluto is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual's most fundamentally creative self. Phrased that way, it sounds very charming and exciting. In reality, it almost never is. True to the home territory of its symbolic namesake, the environment in which Pluto energy exists and does its work can be pure Hell. Often, there just is no other way to describe it.
The inner self represented by Pluto is, in my experience, the most dimensional and complex of these interior citizens. In that way, it is, indeed, one of the most interesting, but also the most difficult and uncomfortable one to handle. Not even grim, humorless, ultra-disciplined Saturn in a real bad mood can match the sheer horror of the circumstances and experiences in which Pluto energy regularly traffics.
So far, what I've written makes it sound like Pluto doesn't have a lot of redeeming qualities. It does. Sincerely, it does. And in the text of this piece I will try to explain both sides of this polarity with fair attention to the whole spectrum of what it contains.
Pluto energy is a very important part of your character that is almost totally dedicated to crisis management and essential generation -- quite literally producing new forms, including life itself, out of basic elements, raw materials, and often recycled components. Its work is done in the name of self-improvement in very real, yet very abstract, ways
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