Pluto in the Houses
Pluto in the 1st house
You radiate intensity, and others’ first impressions of you tend to be strong, one way or the other. You might often intimidate others with your manner. You can be very protective of your privacy, yet you generate much intrigue and interest with your strong presence. You might struggle with fears of being overpowered, rejected, or minimized, yet few can guess that you could be anything less than confident! Your first instinct in new situations is gutsy and determined, defensive and intense. You rarely accept the obvious or the surface of matters — instead, you look through situations in order to read any information on hidden levels. Strive to avoid getting your back up or viewing life as a battleground.
Pluto in the 2nd House
When it comes to building your resources, your instincts are powerful. You might find it hard to let go of things, attaching much sentimental value to your possessions or holding on to them because you fear poverty — or because you fear a feeling of helplessness and wanting. You can feel a powerful need for control over your money and possessions. You could be driven to make money. Others taking something from you without asking, even right in front of you, could be especially irritating to you. It’s not about being stingy–you simply have a strong sense of ownership and prefer to be asked. You may experience some form of loss in your life in order to learn lessons of change, and that strength, worth, value, and wealth come from within. You are excellent at strategy and planning when it comes to finances, and you can spot a good deal or objects of value instinctively. Your advice on these matters can be invaluable to others.
Pluto in the 3rd House
You rarely accept what you hear or read as the truth. Your mind is very analytical, and you instinctively search for hidden meanings. You can be exceptionally persuasive in the way you express yourself, whether through the spoken or written word, primarily because you communicate with authority, conviction, strength, and decisiveness. You tend to learn through observation rather than by asking questions. In fact, you can be quite resistant to learning directly from others, preferring to be self-taught. You might fear the loss of self through self-expression, and thus you might choose your words carefully as to avoid letting others know too much about you.
Pluto in the 4th House
Early experiences may have led you to feel self-protective or to be secretive about yourself. A caregiver might have been secretive or ashamed, for example, and this pattern is deeply ingrained in your psyche. You might feel a sense of guilt for where you came from, even if most of you feels proud of your roots. A parent/guardian might have been very protective of you and attempted to shield you from negative experiences, and you subsequently grew to fear change. Or, your early experiences might have included a shocking, intense, or scary event that lives within you. Alternatively, you might have absorbed the intense fears or obsessions of a parent. A parent/guardian might have encouraged you to look beyond the surface of matters, and might have encouraged in you a love for psychology, mystery, and investigation.
Pluto in the 5th House
You possess powerful creative impulses, and you can invest much energy and passion into the creative arts, romance, or child-rearing. You take a lot of pride in — and invest much of your ego into — whatever it is you produce or create. Romance for you needs to be intense, passionate, and deeply intimate–nothing superficial or light attracts! You have an “all or nothing” attitude in love. If you are not “owning” this attitude, then you may be meeting Pluto energies through your lovers, and thus attracting intense, controlling, or passionate romantic partners. A deep-seated fear of loss or betrayal can be behind any jealous, obsessive, or controlling behavior in fifth house areas, including romantic involvements, child-rearing, and creative endeavors. Your attitude towards play, entertainment, and recreation is also intense — rarely lighthearted. While you may yearn to throw your soul into your creative endeavors, fear might prevent you from doing so completely, until you learn to overcome this fear.
Pluto in the 6th House
You are a hard worker and can be quite protective or private when it comes to your work output. You are excellent at analysis, but you can also easily become obsessed with finding an answer to problems, perhaps even finding problems that others overlook. You “come alive” when presented with a problem that requires research and analysis. Work can become an obsession for you, and you are able to work almost tirelessly. You might be private or insular when it comes to your job, and you might also feel overly attached to what you do even to the point of paranoia. Fear of criticism might run high when it comes to your work output. Directing your own work or working for yourself may be the best route for you to take, as you can easily resent others controlling your schedule and the work that you do. You are likely very interested in areas of health and self-improvement, as well as explorations of the mind-body connection, and you instinctively seek alternative therapies for healing. Some of you are outstanding researchers in these areas.
Pluto in the 7th House
With Pluto in the seventh house of the horoscope, power struggles in close personal relationships can be a theme in your life. This can play out in a variety of ways. You might simultaneously fear and desire complete absorption in a close one-to-one relationship. You might find yourself both drawn to and resistant of close partnerships, fearing loss of control over your own life. You can be drawn to people who are intense, jealous, possessive, or obsessive, or possibly who you feel are powerful. On the other hand, your own resistance can bring out control issues in a partner, who fears the loss of you or your betrayal. In fact, you might bring out the “worst” in others by your relationship behavior — you tend to be the catalyst for others to discover their more primal instincts and fears. Never underestimate your role in this interplay, and don’t make the mistake of thinking that you are simply a victim. This way, you can discover your own power through your relationships, although this may or may not be comfortable! How you deal with it determines outcomes. You might feel trapped in a complicated relationship, or have a hard time finding the deep connection that you crave. Obsession in your interactions with partners can be a big theme in your life. Watch that you don’t project your urge for control onto your partner. Strive to come to terms with your own intense and deep-seated fear of losing someone you love and fear of betrayal, or you will meet these energies repeatedly in your closest relationships.
Pluto in the 8th House
You have a natural attraction to all that is hidden, taboo, or “dark.” This fascination can lead you to experience more unusual events than others. A natural psychologist, you are expert at cutting through appearances and getting to the heart of matters. You are endlessly interested in motivations and sources. You may be especially interested in hypnosis, healing therapies, occult sciences, as well as great mysteries and the darker side of life. Sexual relationships are very intense and perhaps complicated. You are both fascinated with and fearful of deep intimacy, and crave unusually deep, passionate, and intense experiences with others. This fascination can bring you intense experiences with others, and attraction to nontraditional sexual experiences, particularly those that involve domination and submission, control, and possession. If you are attracting controlling people into your experience and are uncomfortable with it, strive to examine and understand your deep-seated fears regarding power and sharing issues. Some of you might engage in power struggles with money, particularly with a partner. Themes of control are entirely possible with Pluto in the eighth house. You would likely be quite talented in the healing professions, especially helping others deal with crises and trauma.
Pluto in the 9th House
You are extremely attached to your opinions and belief system. Due to this attachment, debates might easily turn into arguments if you are not careful. At your best, you are persuasive and intelligent with a probing and incisive mind. Your opinions are strong and well-researched. You are able to back up your arguments, and enjoy doing so! At your worst, you can be obsessed with “converting” others to your beliefs. You are suspicious of new ideas until you’ve given them deeper thought. You may have a disdain for blind followers of belief systems as well as for hypocrisy. You may be considered “deep” or “profound” and you are likely to come up with some unusual and unique ideas that impress others. Your sense of adventure runs deep and can lead you to unique experiences. You are likely to make an involved, captivating, and inspiring teacher, speaker, or lecturer. While you may not share your ideas frivolously, when you do express yourself, you do so creatively and persuasively. Some of your most intense and life-changing experiences may come through travel or in connection with other cultures.
Pluto in the 10th House
There is something very unique about you that makes you stand out from the crowd. Your ambition may be well-developed, or you pursue your goals with great focus and determination. You have a keen interest in research, making improvements, understanding how things work, and transformation and these are qualities that you use most notably in your career or your dealings with the public. Some of you could have a parent who is/was quite driven or work(ed) in healing or research professions. Your personal presence is strong, and you may find that you might inspire love-hate reactions as a result, particularly in your professional experiences. Nevertheless, you can be very persuasive when you choose to be. You have an exceptionally strong sense of commitment and responsibility, but you are unafraid of going against the grain or bucking traditions if you feel they are outdated. Sometimes with this position, there are deep issues that need to be confronted revolving around the relationship with a parent. Many of you are perfectionists and especially detail-oriented, particularly on a professional level. You tend to take the lead naturally, and you don’t always enjoy being in the position of a subordinate.
Pluto in the 11th House
You can have an “all or nothing” approach to your friendships or group associations, and power or control issues can surface frequently as a result. As well, your social life may go through rather drastic changes. Friendships for you might often begin with intensity. Loyalty is most important to you in even a casual relationship. You believe in the power of the group to effect important changes, and you could make a powerful leader if it interests you, but you don’t take an association lightly. It’s easy for you to be quite moved by the plights of mankind, and you may feel compelled to make a difference, particularly later in life. You refuse to be a follower.
Pluto in the 12th House
You are inclined to go deep, to explore the meaning of your dreams, and to analyze your personal psychology. You’re also quite adept at comprehending others’ motives. You may discover that you have healing powers and that you tune in quite quickly to others’ struggles and vulnerabilities, understanding more than most. You may become deeply involved when helping others, perhaps even at your own risk at times. You consider others’ backstories and have a strong empathy as a result, with a sense that we’re all quite capable of good and evil. You may, however, keep very many things to yourself, which could eventually impact your health. Ask yourself if some of your secrets are truly necessary, as your first instinct may be to keep things to yourself when a more direct approach would be less complicated. Watch, too, for being your own worst enemy. A perhaps hidden part of you may be seeking a challenge or to push your boundaries, and if not understood and managed, you may jump into troubles impulsively or be the victim of unconscious reactions that undermine you. You might have more unusual, peculiar, or serendipitous experiences in your life than most others as a result of this. This position is sometimes associated with powerful or unexpected enemies. It can also indicate dark, intense dreams–more so for you than most.
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