'There are, in general, 4 ways that Pluto affects or instigates change. There are two distinctly different types of evolution. One type is uniform, which correlates with slow but progressive change, and the other type is cataclysmic, which obviously correlates to traumatic events after which we experience an evolutionary leap in our growth. These two types of evolution can simply be validated by examining our own life experiences, and they are vastly different from one another in terms of how we experience them.'
'The North and South Nodes of the Moon are important parts of the astrological chart, but they are not planets. Rather, they are points in the sky that mark the passage of the Moon across the path of the Sun. I like to think of them as signposts in the sky that point us in the right direction so that we can accomplish our evolutionary journey. The South Node is associated with the past - things and emotions which give us comfort but also hold us back. The North Node is associated with our destiny and helps us to align with our future self.
'Re-birthing Agent Pluto, denoting power and transition, is exactly conjunct the Growth Oriented North Node in Capricorn today. Capricorn is a sign associated with worldly ambition and achievement.
Symbolically, this is an excellent time for us to reflect upon and embrace our own power (Pluto). Also, to perhaps review how we have wielded our power in the past to attain the things that we desired. Are we satisfied with how we have used our power, to date? Or, do we maybe need to “retool” (Pluto) how we “leverage our power” in the future?'
'Let's take --hopefully-- a sophisticated look at Pluto by House, not to memorize any excitingly apt specific, but to appreciate the feel, the reasoning of the positions, supporting rich analytical awareness. [Much of this overview is drawn from Synthesis & Counseling in Astrologybeginning on page 191.]
'Pluto in the 4th house affects the home, past, parents and childhood. The 4th house rules our origins and the way we relate to our family. With Pluto in the 4th house you may go through many experiences that affect your security. The fourth house rules the father and so he can go through a personal crisis, be affected by mental illness, depression. The father could be the power-head of the family financially, controlling the resources at home. There may be a feeling of early abandonment that has a negative impact and there will be deep resentment.
An article discussing the movements of Pluto in Capricorn through 2010, it's retrograde, sabian symbolism and how to use the energy to our best advantage.
"In Escape from freedom, social psychologist Erich Fromm suggests that the reason Hitler was so successful in gaining power over people was that he has expressed what the masses felt at the time: "the craving for power over men and the longing for submission to an overwhelmingly strong outside power." Astrologically, this domination/submission instinct is represented by Pluto (which is often associated with sadomasochism.)"
"In Greek myth, Hades is not only the personification of the Underworld god Pluto, but also refers to his extensive Underworld kingdom. Mythological tradition and epic clearly differentiate the Underworld and the god Hades, who is regent of this place. The topography and atmosphere of this mythological nether world is symbolic of the sphere we are drawn into during a transit of Pluto and provides a context for the textures and shades of subterranean feelings experienced during this time.
"First of all, this is an opposition, which is an aspect of 180 degrees between two bodies. It represents the maximum degree of polarization between the energies of any two bodies that enter into it. They stand like two opponents facing off against each other and, as a result, define themselves and each other in the process. The medieval astrologers referred to the opposition as the aspect of perfect or complete hostility.(2) They regarded it as the worst possible aspect between two bodies.
"If you read the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty as a child, you will remember that she drank from a potion made by an evil witch that caused her to fall into a deep sleep for many long years. Finally, the handsome prince came and kissed her on the lips, restoring her from her long slumber.