All Hail Pluto! The Scorpion King
(Dusting off an old post on Pluto. For the newer post , click the image above.)
Astrologically Pluto is called “the great renewer”, and is considered to represent the part of a person that destroys in order to renew, through bringing buried, but intense, needs and drives to the surface and expressing them, even at the expense of the existing order. A commonly used keyword for Pluto is “transformation”. It is associated with power and personal mastery and the need to co-operate and share with another, if each is not to be destroyed. Pluto governs big business and wealth, mining, surgery and detective work, and any enterprise which involves digging under the surface to bring the truth to light. Pluto is also associated with the day Tuesday along with Mars.
Pluto, as an astrological symbol – planets are symbols and not causative powers – is tied to Hades, mythical Greek god of the underworld, lord of abundance and wealth, keeper and judge of the dead. When the astronomical characteristics of the planet – such things as orbit, relationship to other planets, and physical qualities – are converted into universal symbols through analogy and added to the mythology, powerful and penetrating insights into the universe and the humans who inhabit it are made available to us. All astrological symbolism derives from these two sources.
Hades, in the ancient Greek, means invisible (Pluto is the Roman equivalent of Hades). He wore the Helmet of Darkness which allowed him to move unseen, and kept his own thoughts secret while revealing the secret thoughts of others. He ruled all things beneath the surface of the Earth.
. He is the outcast, the rejected, the misfit, and walks alone. He takes an outside view of life, is apt to be lopsided, deviates from the norm, and is liable to twist or distort things. His approach is oblique and not straightforward, and he goes his own way, ignoring the opinions of others, without regard for socially accepted modes of behavior. He is extreme in all his expressions, and is fanatical or zealous in all his views and often overwhelmed by deep and powerful feelings.
He is the outcast, the rejected, the misfit, and walks alone. He takes an outside view of life, is apt to be lopsided, deviates from the norm, and is liable to twist or distort things. His approach is oblique and not straightforward, and he goes his own way, ignoring the opinions of others, without regard for socially accepted modes of behavior. He is extreme in all his expressions, and is fanatical or zealous in all his views and often overwhelmed by deep and powerful feelings.
Pluto packs a punch. When it hits you, you know it. Whatever it contacts in your horoscope gets “transformed”. Pluto is death and rebirth, decay and regeneration. It is very difficult to hold on to something that Pluto is trying to take. Sometimes it is just better to let go. Pluto also rules obsession. An almost insane desire to possess a thing, or a person. The negative side of this planet is more likely to come out during the stressful aspects. The smooth aspects (trine and sextile) can strengthen whatever they touch.
Pluto is the slowest moving planet in the solar system, so its transits to the planets in your birth chart can take about two years or more to pass completely. It can take over 12 years, however, to transit through each of the houses of your horoscope. Pluto’s effect, as always, is to clean things out. Yes, things get reborn wherever Pluto goes, but they have to decay and die first. See which house in your horoscope that Pluto is transiting through to find out which area of your life needs attention. This is important because the processes of Pluto are usually hidden at first. It works something like a volcano with pressure building up for years until it explodes. One the negative side, Pluto rules the “underworld” and illegal activities. Beware of temptation to go this route when Pluto hits.
During difficult aspects ( conjunctions Squares and oppositions) Little things that you would normally ignore will suddenly seem extremely significant and overwhelming. Yes, you can feel drained, sometimes very drained. But the worse this gets, the more people around you will say how wonderful you look. That’s Pluto. Makes you look great on the outside while feeling terrible inside. It’s not called the planet of extremes for nothing. It also , in about 30% of cases casue extreme insomnia
Scorpio is the Realm ruled by Pluto ( and ofte associated with Mars as well). In that Pluto ‘Rules’ Scorpio, He carries alng with him the characteristics of Scorpio as well. This is why I often call him the “Scorpion King” . He is Demanding , forceful, intuitive, Emotional, Powerful, magnetic, passionate,jealous, resentful,compulsive, obsessive,Secretive, Obstinate and extrodinarily sexual. Also potential violent on a cataclysmic scale.
He also has domain over the 8th house of the zodiac, The house of Transformation and other peoples money. the house of ‘hidden powers’ of the ‘underworld’. He is also accoiated with the Devil, even more than Saturn and Capricorn. If one has made a pact with the devil, it is Pluto in disguise.
In Music, Pluto dominates Death Metal, Deep notes ( bass tuba base guitar bass drums andything with very DEEP sounds) Growl Metal, any songs about transformations, obsessions, ect. as well as the Darker side of Aries type music. One of the BEST musical Examples of Pluto at work is Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
Here are several others
Blue Oyster Cult -The Reaper
Death and resurections
Ray Stevens Sitting up with the dead
The Police “King of Pain”
Venom – Buried Alive
Animotion – ‘Obsession’
Ray Stevens –Its Me again Margaret
Big Punisher – Beware
Destruction – Total Desaster
Pink Floyd “The Show Must Go On”
reminescent of Adolph Hitler‘s Tirades
(Mercury in hard aspect with Pluto)
Henry Rollins “Liar”