Pluto is perhaps the smallest planet of our solar system, yet his celestial significance is colossal. Pluto rules over the the zodiac sign of Scorpio, which was previously ruled by the planet Mars. Currently, these two planets are now considered co-rulers of this zodiac sign. Moreover, Pluto is viewed as the ruler of the eighth house. For Pluto to make a full round across the twelve zodiac signs it takes roughly 246 to 248 years. This means the impacts of Pluto's transits are durable and even permanent across one’s life.
Pluto's name speaks to the Roman god of the Underworld, also known to the Greek as Hades. In fact, the planet rules everything associated with death and resurrection, both on a physical and a figurative level.
Pluto is what is known as a generational planet, which implies that it remains for a very long time in each zodiac sign, consequently characterizing an entire generation. The planet Pluto impacts the subconscious world, the tides and the currents that create trends.
Pluto represents all that is associated with change, and this can even apply to the concept of reincarnation, if one wants to think of more spiritual terms. As a planetary power, it requires us to let go of superfluous things. It requires from us emotional and symbolic sacrifices of whatever is old and futile, with the goal that we are reborn as a new self.
The planet Pluto is in charge of the many things we abandon and leave behind, and any issues associated with him are generally results of our inability to of let individuals, items or circumstances go. Although it may be painful to release yourself from bonds and attachments that no longer serve your highest good, it is through such fundamental changes that we end up more wise and strong.
If you learn to work alongside the planet Pluto instead of against it, you will be compensated. Pluto does not intend to hurt anybody, he just requests us to purge and purify ourselves so we can make some space in our lives for new things to come.
Taboos and sexuality are unequivocally associated with the forces of the planet Pluto, as he rules over the impulses and drives of power and success. The powers of healing and regeneration fall under his rulership, as well as the concept of birth and reproduction, but so do all types of destruction. What sounds paradoxical at first is actually very natural, as both are only the two sides of the transformative systems that the planet triggers.
Other aspects of life that are ruled by the planet Pluto include obsessions, subversion, fear and jealousy. Anything that falls in the class of power struggles have a strong taste of Pluto to them. From his domain come such things as the underworld, crime, shady politics, and other shrouded activities.
However, all things have a dark side, and the planet Pluto is no different. His separation from the Sun and his powerlessness to be seen from Earth give a fairly secretive and hidden nature to a considerable number of things he oversees. The planet is by and large associated with all that is hidden and under the surface. By now, you can probably see that what falls under the greater part of Pluto's rulership are things that are ‘below’, and as such, he tends to be feared. One must learn that the planet Pluto is certainly not a negative planet, but instead is truly fair. It is the way we utilize his powers that characterizes the result of this planet’s influence. Lamentably, mankind seems to find it easier to utilize such enormous powers for darker reasons.
When looking at the natal chart, the planet Pluto can demonstrate the areas in life where one will desire control and power. If Pluto is strong in one’s chart, it may even indicate that they are fixated on acquiring power in the house where the planet is placed.