Pluto is known as Hades, the God of the Underworld. While no longer considered a planet to astronomers, he still carries significant weight for astrologers. Pluto is known for his regenerative abilities because new life is always emerging from what he destroys. Since Pluto is used to traveling down into the depths of the hell, he often represents what is hidden or secret, what is subconscious, and shadowy by nature.
Those who are Pluto-dominant may come across as intense, penetrative and psychic. In the charts of my clients, a strong Pluto is often observed in psychic mediums and therapists. Nothing can be hidden from Pluto because he sees all within the light and the dark. This is why Pluto-dominant people can spot a lie from a mile away. They are extremely intuitive and can feel the energy and motivations of those around them. They are deep people who are always looking for the core of the matter or the truth behind the shiny surface.
Sometimes this means Pluto people are suspicious. They understand people and their shadows so well that they know not everyone is to be trusted. For this reason, they are slow to open up to others and may appear secretive or withdrawn. The truth is, they are willing to open up deeply with others. They are some of the deepest lovers, feelers, and empathizers. Since they feel so deeply, they don’t bounce back as easily from heartbreak. This is why they protect their hearts and approach others with caution.
One common fear for a Pluto-dominant person is betrayal and issues surrounding trust. Since they are such deep feelers and slow to let people in, once they are in, they tend to be the “ride or die” types that are friends for life. If a trust is broken with an intense bond like that, the heart does not easily recover.
For this reason, Pluto people will often hold grudges or, at the very least, never fully trust that person again. They can also be very protective over the people they love. As an extension of their heart, they guard them closely. For this reason, you never want to wrong someone they love or try to pursue their partners. They may feel jealous, territorial, or defensive as a result.
Pluto-dominant people have an innate power within them that magnetizes people to them. This doesn’t mean they’re the most popular kid in high school, but they have this air of mystery that intrigues others. As I’ve mentioned, part of this special something is their ability to understand others both psychologically and intuitively. When out of balance, this can be used to manipulate others who seem to have less of an understanding of human nature.
Sometimes, the Pluto person is the one being controlled or manipulated instead. While not always the case, it is a common life theme for Pluto-dominant people to experience really powerful people in their life growing up. This could be a parent who takes up too much space or someone who instills great fear in them, or even a situation that leaves them feeling helpless. These challenging, omnipotent people or situations are placed in a Pluto persons life so they can discover and regain their own personal power.
One of Pluto-dominant people’s superpowers is their ability to heal from past trauma. They often experience significant life events that would break others down. Instead of allowing those experiences to break them, they allow part of themselves to die off and to be reborn as a stronger, wiser, more powerful version of themselves. That is why Pluto is strongest in the sign of Scorpio, known for its transformative abilities.
Overall, Pluto people are the detectives of the zodiac. They are here to find the deeper meaning behind the things we take for granted in life. They are intense lovers, protective of what they care for and are willing to fight for what is truthful and sincere. While they may need to learn how to manage their intensity and fight for their power, once they do, they become some of the most powerful, influential people in the world.