Second Thoughts about Pluto in Synastry . . .

That is a deliberate play on words because if you see Pluto playing a major role in a chart comparison, i.e., conjunct the other person’s Moon or Ascendant, second thoughts about pursuing the relationship are in order. My reasoning here has to do with the reality that for most people, Pluto acts through them in an unconscious manner. For someone deep in a Plutonian obsession, it takes a pretty big smack on the head to get their attention, and you can’t be sure you’ve got it for very long either.
Pluto in aspect to the personal planets either natally or in synastry can show us the type of obsession. The Sun/Pluto contact is about “finding” our selves, usually by jumping in the deep end. The Moon/Pluto is obviously about exploring emotional entanglements and taking them to extremes. Mercury/Pluto can find us taking a particular line of thought to the bitter end. Venus/Pluto contacts can lead us to sacrifice our selves for what we are calling ‘Love’ and Mars/Pluto . . . well, that’s where we find out about rage. These are my personal key phrases – Mars/Mercury conjunct in Scorpio at work, going for the essence.
Pluto too wants to plumb of depths of experience . . . and he’s not fussy about whether that experience is positive or negative. When transiting Pluto was conjuncting my Moon in Libra, the relationships drawn into my life were with very different types than I had been involved with either before or after. I am a pretty typical well-educated middle class woman who happened to grow up on a farm and Pluto pulled alcoholic, drug addicted cons and ex-cons into my life for a period of about two years. These were all obsessive relationships where I behaved in a manner quite different from my usual calm and cheerful self.
That I survived the experience without too much damage is most likely due to a very hardworking guardian angel, and a natal Moon sextile Pluto/Saturn. The way out was in the form of drug & alcohol counselor, who asked the right questions, educated me as to what was going on and pointed out the direction to my usual habitat. I was very lucky and there are many people out there right now who are not . . .
Saturn placements can play a big role in how we handle Pluto – either in our own charts or in synastry. He can represent the solid bottom we can hit spiraling down in the grip of a Pluto inspired obsession. Sometimes we need Saturn’s willingness to deal with a problem one step at a time to find our way back. Perhaps it’s because I have the Saturn/Pluto conjunction (in the 9th House) natally sextile my Moon/Neptune conjunction (in the 11th House) that I understand how those two working together can support, protect and teach so much.
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This is another of David A. Hardy’s wonderful paintings titled “New Extra-solar Planet” .
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6 responses to “Second Thoughts about Pluto in Synastry . . .

  1. Thanks for the reminders. I myself have just freed myself from a union with someone whose Pluto opposes my Sun and Mercury and squares my Moon. My Pluto squares their venus. As an Astrologer it’s hard sometimes as you know for us to look at our own lives objectively and part of our growth is in learning to do so. But second thoughts…this is very symbolic and I had been wrestling with this myself for quite a while. Powerful feelings tinged with pain. And where is the ending? When is enough enough? How far do we push to grow or learn with Pluto contacts? Thanks again, a great help. Neilwww.NewWorldAstrology.com

  2. Hey Neil,Thanks for stopping by! I couldn’t agree more about astrologers having difficulty being objective about their own charts. Powerful feelings tinged with pain. And where is the ending? When is enough enough? How far do we push to grow or learn with Pluto contacts? All excellent questions! And all with answers that can shift with each relationship and the individuals involved. I do know Plutonian types often have a much higher tolerance for wading through obsessive ideas and behaviors than say a Mercurial type.

  3. Wow, I wish I had found this article earlier.I’m currently in a relationship with a man and we have Moon conjunct Pluto, Sun conjunct Pluto, and Venus conjunct Pluto.Were going on different paths in life, but we just can’t cut the ties to each other, it feels like were soulmates…I absolutely agree with Neil in saying there are powerful feelings tinged with pain.I’ve never gone through this much emotional pain with another person in my life.Anyways, thanks for the insight on what Pluto means in synastry, very helpful.

  4. Hello Neith, you posted this entry quite a while ago but google is a beautiful thing!Pluto exerts a powerful influence on my life and so it is good to hear encouragement to deal with its effects. Dealing with these energies was a daily thing as a youngster, manifesting as extreme power struggles with authority figures (aided by an afflicted Saturn) and emotions too heavy for a child to handle. The "death and rebirth" aspect of Pluto already took care of most of those issues. I would love to learn how to use Pluto energy effectively… I've actually never considered trying before.Right now Pluto energy is showing up in the form a person who has come into my life. My Pluto (which squares my sun, moon, mercury, and MC) is activated by his Scorpio Mercury/Mars in a conjunction between the three. His Pluto is wedged between my Sun/Mercury and my IC, conjunct them all while his Mars squares my Mercury and IC/MC and his own Pluto.Sorry for the long comment, it's just hard to find insightful information about this subject. I haven't seen this kind of Pluto activity in my synastry charts before. Your posts were very helpful!

  5. Hello Neith,My name is celeste and i posted something awhile ago but never got a response anyway i will try again i wanted a brief synastry description of my relationship with my boyfriend of a year his birthday is 01/01/1979 2:00am and my birthday is 08/25/1984 6:16pm i know you probably are very busy and you charge for these kind of services but if you can please give me a brief anaylsis that would help sooo much, Thanks.

  6. Hello Neith,My name is celeste and i posted something awhile ago but never got a response anyway i will try again i wanted a brief synastry description of my relationship with my boyfriend of a year his birthday is 01/01/1979 2:00am and my birthday is 08/25/1984 6:16pm i know you probably are very busy and you charge for these kind of services but if you can please give me a brief anaylsis that would help sooo much, Thanks.

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