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.