Pluto – Ruler of Scorpio – Your Karma

This is the modern glyph for Pluto. It looks like the letters “P” and “L” combined.

This is the traditional glyph for Pluto.

You will probably see both symbols used to represent Pluto. Both are correct.

Pluto rules the sign ♏ Scorpio.

Pluto’s influence is subtle, yet very very powerful. Pluto represents the seat of your power, and also where in life you feel the most disempowered. Many people respond to that sense of innate vulnerability by attempting to control others.

Plutonian drives can be dangerous when they remain unconscious and unacknowledged. But they also represent the ability to heal. When you take a hard look at your inner motivations, you can understand and integrate them. When these wounds are healed, the resulting gift is healthy self-control and compassion for others who are in their process.

Pluto takes 248 years to complete a cycle. The time he spends in each sign varies, because his orbit is elliptical rather than circular. Pluto spends between 12 and 30 years in a single sign.

Solar system showing Pluto's off-kilter elliptical orbit

These keywords describe Pluto:

  • Extremes
  • Death and Rebirth
  • Karma, past lives
  • Survival instincts
  • Transformation, Healing
  • Cruelty, Manipulation, Guilt
  • Power, Healing
  • Reproduction, Regeneration

Pluto rules:

  • the Government
  • Nuclear Energy
  • The Bowels and Genitals
  • Periods of transition, birth, death

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