Dark Lord of the Underworld, Pluto represents principles of power, transformation and death and re-birth. It was discovered in 1930 but recently reclassified as a “dwarf planet” in 2006 in a controversial decision by International Astronomical Union. The potent energy of this planet forces change in situations that have reached crisis point but there will be a re-birth before the regeneration takes place. The placement of Pluto in a person’s chart will indicate how they handle crisis and what is forbidden or taboo. An individual’s personal power and how they use it or let it be used will be shown. The conditions surrounding Pluto are usually extreme and can take a person to the edge but the experience serves to transform. Pluto rules Scorpio, an intense water sign known for their tenacious will power.
Note: although Pluto is no longer classified as a planet of the solar system this does not affect its astrological meanings or rulerships.