Pluto is an ass kicking planet. He means business and basically demands that change happen in your life. You can either learn to go with the flow or, like a volcano, he will spit fire and globs of molten lava into your life, causing you to sprint for cover. Nothing shy of transformation will suffice! Get with it or get plowed under. That’s what Pluto is about. If you are cooperating with this energy, life will proceed more smoothly but if you are living a life out of balance, prepare to be steam-rolled.

Normal is no fun to blog about, so let’s take a look at what Pluto looks like when he is rampaging through someone’s houses on a transit. Why, you ask? Well, for starters it might help you to gain compassion and understanding for the person’s obsessive behaviors. If you are close to the person, you might even be able to help. Think intervention! But remember, what seems like a horror show to you may be exactly what that person needs to go through in order to turn their lives around. Thirdly, red flags are posted so you can avoid some potential land mines at work and in your relationships. Lastly, it is just kind of secretively interesting, is it not?

I find it fascinating! And yes, when folks are out of balance, Plutonic crises emerge. Ego-deaths result. Things that no longer serve us well pass out of our lives…sometimes gnashing and clawing on the way out. Emotions boil and we subconsciously attract situations that will allow us to kill off the dead wood in our lives. Pluto demands that we dig deep to find our potential. That potential may be to heal, to release limiting thoughts, to tap into our true strength and inner voice. Hidden complexes from childhood resurface as we plunge into this blast furnace of transformation. If you are living in denial, change may not come gracefully, but with fists shaking, while you hurl curses into the wind.

So when Pluto runs amuck, life gets REAL interesting. We’re going to do this series of “Pluto runs Amuck,” on a house by house basis. In the first house, Pluto wants to dig into the dark emotional realities of others. X-ray like vision allows you to see the secrets and hidden motivations that fuel others and often, what you see is unspeakable. And yet, with Pluto in this house you will at times desire to explore the psychological depths of others, even if taboos pop up in the process.

The intensity you put forth into the world can scare people especially as you delve into their stuff. Those who are not ready to look at their own shadow may project their problems onto you. Scapegoating is another means people employ to avoid your directness. By being afraid of revealing what you see in others, you may hold back your insights. The opposite end of the spectrum is that you blurt out more than you should about hidden matters and motivations. Finding middle ground in this process is necessary for you to feel balance. You do need to engage with others…but going to the very depths of the abyss may not be the part of the humanitarian pool you want to jump into each and every time. Offering unwanted advise, based upon this laser-like vision, may thus become an issue if you continue to swim in the deep waters of this pool.

Freedom and independence are highly valued for you will want to explore life fully in order to discover truths about your own self. New experiences fuel your drive forward. Make sure in this restless pursuit that you take time to assimilate what you’ve learned instead of just constantly seeking the new and untried. Integration is key. Build on the old you rather than discarding your past for an ever changing future. Expect your independence needs to be challenged as you merge with others. On the one hand, you want freedom and independence so you can fulfill your calling. But on the other, you need others in your life to evolve and grow and discover your true self. A balancing act between self and other is required and you may have to give up some of your “lone-wolf” tendencies in order to grow.

Brief, intense encounters with others may occur. With this much passion and intensity, expect confrontations with others. Balance and equal ground are key elements to keep in mind as you partner with others. Power issues often emerge when you encounter the other, so relationships are both desired and scary territory. Valuable lessons can be learned from a “50 Shades of Grey” relationship, but a partnership based upon true equality and sharing will serve you better in the long haul.

The first house also deals with our bodies and as Pluto crosses into this territory, serious life-threatening illnesses can emerge. Expelling toxins becomes extremely important. Cleansing on all levels may become a means of survival. As you clean up your life (think colon, liver, lymphatic system, aura, spirit) you may find yourself going through personality changes as well. Ways of being that once served your life now pass out of existence. Like a snake, you begin to shed your old skin in order to make way for a new you.

Whether speaking of relationships, self-discovery or our own bodies, remember that which does not kill us makes us stronger. With Pluto in the first house, expect to change and grow on all levels of your being. For you, evolution is the name of the game.

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11 responses »

  1. mikeshreeve says:

    Ha! Pluto crossed my asc last feb..retrograded out and has recently starting trundling through my 1st house again..Stuff is happening already and there is some serious skin shedding coming up soon. The outer planet transits are fascinating if only because they will only be able to travel through a specific sector of anyone’s chart in a lifetime. In pluto’s case we will go through rebirth in 7 or 8 houses – maybe less depending on what part of it’s cycle we were born in (?)… I am quite daunted, but also excited to see what it brings, it’s not as if my old self couldn’t do with a little push in a good direction..

  2. Pluto in the first house natally here in Libra… wonderful article~ what a ride this life is.

    • boobooda7 says:

      Everything will be ok dear Pluto in Libra. Even when life gets tough, what happens does so for a reason. You will find your way.

  3. Neptune says:

    i have pluto transit first house and saturn transit natal pluto- damn, this is one tough phase.

    • boobooda7 says:

      Eclaire, I hope you are riding the wave ok. With pluto in the first house, consider detoxing. With the conjunction you mention, I would consider structures in your life that need to be altered. Am also curious if you have experienced overbearing bosses?

      • Eclaire says:

        overbearing ex-friend, yes. and she has capricorn sun. a-year-and-half close college friendship with her had ended when transit saturn hit natal pluto in 11th house. she admited she had hurted me (verbally and mentally) in purpose; saying she actually just wanted me to “learn” (about harsh life instead of staying in my dreamy, idealistic life) and to “transform” me (she disliked and didn’t accept my negative traits back then). because of her thoughtless acts, i was depressed and hysterical for 3 months straight and spent almost a year for total recovery. my mother was so depressed she often cried in her sleep because of me. 4 months after the incident, she apologized for ruining mebut it took 5 months later for me to accept. i’m not trusting her anymore, though. my parents told me to stay away from her. since then, i think i become much more distrusting and more of a loner.

        nowadays i spend most my time alone without company. it feels bit lonely, but i think it’s better than spending time with friends whom i trust but actually hate my guts. i don’t want another people to destroy me just for the sake of “transforming” me into somebody they wish me to be.

        i’m doing okay, though. thank you very much for your concern. i hope you’re doing well as well 🙂

      • boobooda7 says:

        It can be very tough figuring out who in this life you can trust. I’ve been betrayed a time or two as well. I would not give up on love because of the things that have occurred in the past but I do think that staying away from the “old flame” could save you from being twice burned.

  4. Molly says:

    I have a big first house (Uranus and Neptune placed there in the natal chart), so Pluto has been transiting since 2009 and is now only two-thirds of the way through. This article explains my recent years so well, especially with the ongoing Pluto-Uranus/Neptune conjunctions. Highs and lows of all kinds, rotating friend circles, attacks to my personality, and the like.

    It’s funny you mention a “50 Shades of Grey” relationship, because I’m 23 and this prudish Virgo probably would have never dated a darkly romantic rich guy 6 years my senior if not for this psychologically compelling transit (and my Scorpio moon conjunct Pluto in the 11th house – haha). Met him through my roommate who works in politics, and their group of friends drugged us at a party after I tried to amicably break things off over the summer. Luckily we escaped relatively unscathed, but since then I feel I’ve lost trust in men who try to date me completely, yet have increased my personal power substantially. As Sereda said so well, what a ride this life is.

    • boobooda7 says:

      Thanks so much for your feedback on my article. It really helps to get input on what I’m writing and seeing in the stars. On the flip side, I’m sorry you’ve been going through such tough times. Since the first house mirrors the 7th, I knew there was a chance for powerful (and underhanded) encounters with partners. Pluto can dredge up the worst in things, but often it does so to enable us to transform ourselves in some fashion…and it sounds like you have done just that. Sometimes we have to take back our own power in order to not have it abused by others. I have done the same for myself, but in a different fashion since Pluto is in my 2nd house. Speaking of which, I launched my very first video on YouTube just recently, so feel free to check it out. I’ll be doing a more thorough, sign by sign forecast next month. Peace and Blessings, Geo

      • Molly says:

        Hi Geo, thank you for your response to my comment earlier. I appreciate your reminder that H1 and H7 exist as mirrors of one another – the concept of balance and opposites has opened up a new dimension in my amateur astrology studies lately.

        If every action has its equal and opposite consequence, I can definitely see how my Plutonian personality (Scorpio moon conjunct Pluto, Sun in the 8th house) has influenced my relationships, especially now that it’s being triggered by Pluto’s transit to my 1st house.

        Angular houses are just plain powerful. You mentioned that

        “Sometimes we have to take back our own power in order to not have it abused by others.”

        ^ THIS is everything. Often times, I’ve found that I’m not even aware of my own power until someone (or something) tries to take it away. Maybe that’s just my overly aggressive Mars in the 7th talking, but I really do believe that the close relationships represented by the 7th house illuminate our personal H1 hangups and hardships, for better or worse. This transit (and your insight!) has made me realize that.

      • boobooda7 says:

        Hey my friend, glad my writings have helped you along the way. Sorry it has taken a while to get back to you. I am just now recovering from a cross-country move. It is true that our 7th house is like a looking glass…we can peer in there and see what we need to learn. Your Pluto/Sun in the 8th is a very strong combo and it will have a huge bearing on your closest relationships as you move through life. It should also lend tremendous strength to transform your life circumstances unless otherwise aspected. Take good care and thanks for checking in!

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