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 7th house it is our close partnerships that are impacted. Issues of trust, betrayal and saying what needs to be said all become important with the key people in your life such as lovers, long-term friends or business partners.

Trust is a real issue with this placement. Somewhere along the way, the native with Pluto in the 7th house has experienced a deep betrayal from someone close to them. Harsh truths may have been hurled at them in the past making it hard for them to confront others with their own version of the truth. Keeping a lid on things seems safe and yet that allows hot topics to stew to the boiling point between partners. Like a pressure cooker, it is best to find a way to carefully vent steam lest the whole thing blow up. Rather than risk confrontations, this person may choose to clam up.

Revealing yourself to a partner requires trust and if that trust has been betrayed in the past then letting someone into the intimate circle of your life may prove to be scary indeed. Entanglements, where you bare your soul, are often avoided. Shallow relationships may take their place to avoid the bone-shaking possibilities of what a truly intimate relationship could involve. Sharing your deepest thoughts, your dark secrets, sneaky motivations and the things about you that could unravel you most delightfully with a lover are horded closely to your chest. Like Pandora’s box, these psychological truths about you want to come out to play but you are afraid to lift the lid for fear that the furies will cause your undoing. Can any mortal be trusted with the deepest, most psychological, bare-bones structure that shapes the being of you?

Deep-seated emotional complexes always lurk wherever Pluto resides and in the house of partnerships this means that others can stir up or mirror “our stuff.” Jealousy, envy, passion, anger and control issues are all Plutonian forces to be reckoned with. The more we try to suppress these things that are hidden within that locked box of our souls…the more we can draw it to ourselves from the outside, for what we are afraid to own we often project. Secret affairs are possible with this transit or you may fall in love with an inconvenient person like the boss of the company…or your best friend’s wife. Perhaps you are gay and revealing this could rock your world in a million ways. However it plays itself out, your “entanglements” may require that your relationships be kept under wraps.

Listening to another person’s reality is important so you can learn to relate to them from their perspective. Strength and learning are gained from engaging with others but not if you rely too much on them to define you. Leaning on the opinions of others or being overly dependent can be an issue with a 7th house Pluto. Balance in partnerships is crucial otherwise you may find yourself bailing as soon as the reason for you entering the relationship has been fulfilled. It is possible in this life that you are exploring the roles of dominance vs. subservience in order to grow. Hopefully with each partnership you learn whatever lessons were necessary so you can evolve to a place that pleases you. Confrontations, power struggles, conditional love and separations may be a part of your learning curve in the interim.

Relating to others makes you feel complete…but you may be so fearful of the lessons that you avoid seeking a mate altogether. That is your double-edged dagger…you have both a deep desire to be in a relationship as well as great fear for what it may entail.

Because you have within you the ability to go to the depths and back again with a lover, you know what the risks are. To heal, at some point, you are going to need to jump into the deep end of the relationship pool and learn to trust. The rewards could stagger you with their beauty and transform your life entirely.

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