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 5th house, Pluto can make the native feel like they have a gaping hole in their admiration bucket. Feeling special and loved becomes all consuming. If their partner is not paying enough attention, an affair may be started to prove the point, that they are worthy of more love and attention than they are receiving.
Not only do they want their mates and families to admire them but they want the world to recognize their unique talents as well. Creativity is highlighted and there is a strong desire to showcase their artistic skills to the world, and yet, the artist is somehow blocked from that very expression. Perhaps worldly accomplishments are also not adding up to what you think they should. This can make for a cranky Pluto, one filled with self-recrimination for not having done better in the world.
Since the 5th house also rules offspring, a Pluto transit to this local can affect the wellbeing of your children. Serious health issues can affect your offspring or you may find your children facing dark, Plutonian forces such as bullying, drug pressure or unwanted romantic attention. Miscarriages are another possibility. Sadly, with Pluto here, teary-eyed trouble may strike either your offspring or your romantic partner. There is also a good possibility that your own inner child is screaming for attention, “Me wanna have fun NOW.”
Finding a creative outlet and enjoying some of the pleasures of life is a positive way to harness Pluto while transiting the house of fun. Because if you aren’t having fun…you may very well be throwing a Plutonian tantrum.