Pluto conjunct AscendantPluto on the ascendant or within 5 – 10 degrees of an angle brings the god of the underworld’s energies out very strongly in the individual’s lives. The Ascendant/Descendant axis is one of relationship and Pluto rules taboo sex, so this combination is bound to breed love lives that feature anything from; fierce loyalty, deep love, protection, jealousy, secret affairs, possession, obsession, fetishes, bondage, S & M to the very worst abuse, violence, rape and crimes of passion. It rarely manifests as far as the end of that list thankfully. However Pluto’s life and loves are always going have a torturous feel about them, they wouldn’t feel alive if they didn’t. They get a kick of reinventing and regenerating themselves with each affair.  “50 Shades Of Grey” aside, the subject will be fascinated by these kinds of relationships, the psychology of sex itself or the minds of very dark and twisted characters. I have since written this article “Twin Flames or Hell’s Fire” which will sometimes describe the hard aspect experience of these subjects. As someone with Pluto square my own ascendant it is certainly true for me.

Pluto Conjunct Ascendant

The subject will embody the raw, dark Pluto energy very physically. Sexuality will be in your face and hard to avoid. They will enjoy flaunting the taboo side of this placement and relish in playing the “Bad girl” or “Bad boy”. The Pluto stare can be unnerving and used as a means to control and dominate. Indeed those dark eyes burn so deep into their targets soul that one can feel quite violated by them. Pluto here can be too intense for some people to handle, so Pluto Ascendant may find that people have a love/hate relationship with them and that they are giving the cold shoulder after a certain amount of time. Of course Pluto is also very adept at deep freeze behaviour itself. Pluto demands so much attention that it can be very draining for anyone close to them. They can get the reputation of being the “Bunny Boiler” since they are the ultimate stalker and can obsess over someone through their tendency to become addicted to the sexual part of the relationship. On the plus side these people are incredibly loyal and would die for those they love. They have the most dramatic and mesmerizing presence of all the planets rising and they are very, very hard to say no to. They do very well in politics and positions of power once they learn to lace their coercive tactics with a bit of charm.

Annise Parker (07’); American politician. One of the first openly gay mayors of a major US city. Isaac Mizrahi (09’); Flamboyant American fashion designer. Kurt Cobain (12’); American musician who suffered drug addiction, depression and eventual death through suspected suicide while under the influence of drugs aged 27. Jin Xing (13’); Trans-gender ballerina and choreographer. Her modern dance is “provocative”. Emperor Nero (18’); Controversial, extravagant and tyrannical ruler know for many murders including his mother and possibly his spouse while pregnant. Also: Richard Branson, Glenn Close, Peter Gabriel, Judy Garland, K. D Lang, Steve Martin, Jon Venables, Nancy Sinatra, Keanu Reeves, Justin Bieber, Bilawal Bhutto.

Pluto Sextile Or Trine Ascendant

I was thinking this aspect maybe a Pluto-lite, but actually no. The intensity of the Pluto is still there, but finds an outlet through artistic expression. This comes from the blossoming Venusian sextile and ripening Jupiter trine energy. Where these Pluto buds are blocked for any reason they can turn toxic and seething, resulting in violent tendencies. Like the conjunction the usual sexual magnetism is there, but the darker, kinky side of their intimate nature is not apparent on the outside and partners are often shocked when these sugar-coated sweeties have a hot and spicy centre. The trine has a great capacity for churning up the treasures from deep within Pluto’s mine and creating great wealth. The subject can easily become a workaholic, pushing it self too far and burning itself out. Because Pluto is so resilient however more often than not they emerge, phoenix-like from the flames, bigger, stronger and more powerful than before. Since Pluto rules the realm of the afterlife these folk can tap into other dimensions giving them the gift of prophetic ability. They are able to access occult (hidden) knowledge, which is why they make great spies and hackers.

pluto trine ascendantSEXTILES: Malcolm Young (01’): Guitarist of heavy metal band AC/DC. Gustav Courbet (07’); French realist painter. “He depicted the harshness in life, and in so doing challenged contemporary academic ideas of art.” [1]. Shania Twain (11’); Canadian mega selling queen of popular country music. Aileen Wuornos (23’); American serial killer who claims to have murdered seven men in self-defence. Abused and raped as a child turned prostitute. Frida Khalo (29’); Mexican painter best known for her surreal and painfully graphic self-portraits and tumultuous relationship with fellow painter Diego Rivera. Also: Wreckless Eric, Silvio Berlusconi, Robbie Williams, Joseph Goebbels, Julie Andrews, Gwen Stefani, Errol Flynn, Harrison Ford.

TRINES: Sir George Wilkins (02’); Australian explorer who pioneered the use of the submarine for polar research. Nostradamus (09’); 16th century French seer and apothecary whose predictions are still discussed today. Arth Michel (09’); Belgian school teacher interested in black magic and astrology who raped, tortured and filmed male and female 12 year old twins and their younger sister with the permission of their parents! Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (24’); First lady of assassinated president JFK who’s bloodstain Chanel suit is so very iconic of Pluto. She went onto marry Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Dave Gahan (24’); Lead singer of dark electronic band Depeche mode. Dave is a recovering heroin addict and has had four brushes with death earning him the nickname “Cat”. One was a suicide attempt and the other his heart stopped for 2 minutes as a result of a “speed ball “ overdose. Clint Eastwood (27’); The archetypical brooding, strong but silent Plutonian outsider. Also; Rufus Wainwright, Serge Gainsbourg, Robert Redford, Margaret Thatcher, Joan Baez, Ian Richardson, Hayley Mills, Harry Secombe, Bruce Lee, Bob Monkhouse, Bob Geldof, Bettie Paige.

Pluto Square Or Opposite Ascendant

Taboo sex, death, stalkers and spies, yes they are all here as you would expect with the square pushing Pluto’s seething larva to the surface. Pluto is not embodied in the subject like the conjunction. Instead it plays out very strongly in relationships. On the surface this person is nothing like the Pluto archetype, they may even look quite fluffy. It is only when they become sexually involved that their stalking, obsessive, compulsive side becomes apparent, but by then its too late. Their partner is shocked when they wake up and find a great ball and chain clamped to their ankle. When did that happen? It’s not that Pluto in hard aspect to the Ascendant is really that controlling, what has happened is somehow they have seduced their lover into following them so far down into their black velvet labyrinth that they simply cannot find their way out again. In the process they have become so enmeshed with their Pluto partner that severance would seem like a very painful and messy operation. This clamping can work both ways, the subject plays either Pluto or Persephone, for while Pluto squares/opposes the AC it also squares/conjuncts the DC. Sometimes they flip from one to the other in successive relationships, feeling bullied in one marriage only to divorce and go onto and play the tyrant in the next. Taboo sex and fetishes seems to be a strong theme here and they may feel compelled to hide them or live a double life. If their sexual urges are suppressed then they can warp into violence or the rage can turn in on itself and result in mental illness. S & M may be a factor too. Hard aspects to Pluto sometimes feel like you have some massive karmic debt to pay off and that all relationships are “fated”.

SQUARES: George Blake (02’); Former British spy imprisoned for being a Russian double agent. He escaped prison in 1966 and fled to Russia where he still lives. He was Dutch born with a Jewish father and escaped the Nazi’s to live in the UK dressed as a Monk. Survivor! Marina Macario (08’); Astrologer specialising in the Dark Moon, taboo subjects and the new dwarf planets. Tracey Austin (16’); Former Number one Tennis champ turned commentator. Kristy McNichol (25’); American actress, retired after being diagnosed bi-polar. Came out as a lesbian after 20 years of living with her same-sex partner. Greta Scacchi (27’); American actress. John Rechy (30’); American Author. Homosexual subject matter, work has been censored due to its sexual content. Also: Barbara Hutton, Billy Graham, Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George III of UK, Guillaume Apollinaire, James Degorski, Margueritte Steinheil, Mark David Chapman, Mia Farrow, Steve Winwood, Depp/Paradis Davison, Wallis/Edward VIII Davison.

OPPOSITIONS: Liberace (10’); American pianist and singer. In the 1970’s was the highest paid entertainer in the world. His flamboyant image of excess gold and silver reflecting Pluto’s wealth of treasure. Liberace sued a newspaper for implying he was homosexual and did not admit to it all his life. Liberace had been HIV positive and symptomatic for years before his death but it was never made public. Brenda Frazier (11’); Debutante and “poor little rich girl” who suffered tempestuous relationships, breakdowns, anorexia and bulimia. She felt victimized by the high life and died a hermit. Titanic hits Iceberg (29’); Symbolic of Pluto’s ice reclaiming the huge wealth and pulling it back down into the underworld. Mark Quinn Denton; Rapist and robber who “tried to use his horoscope in defense for “inevitable actions,” His attorney said “It was the law of Karma. He had no control over his behavior.” Also: Andy Gibb, Antonio Banderas, Bill Hicks, Helen Keller, Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, Ronald Reagan, Tammy Wynette, Yehudi Menuhin. 


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  1. I’m Pluto conjunct Asc, 1 degree in the 1st House (Libra Asc)… opposite Natal Moon in Taurus. Sol in Pisces. And, a bunch of other interesting Karmic positions that I won’t laboriously list here.

    This placement has been hard. It was hard before I was aware of it, and it’s hard now. But, I find that the remedy… is to OWN it. My whole life I wondered why people had this polar reaction toward me of both admiration and fascination, and repulsion and fear. This was readily apparent long before I was aware of Pluto Conj Asc. Which is funny, because I was into astrology for years before the importance was indicated to me.

    The largest thing I have gleaned from this, having just completed my Saturn Return, is that if I act with complete benevolence, people flee like the plague. This seems to be as a result of the inherent “vibe” others get around me. Whether I act with absolute generosity or not, they still suspect darkness. However, if I apply a little of that Plutonian fury every now and again, and act with authority… people collect to me like moth to a flame. People need things to pin their hopes and dreams to. They need to pin these archetypes upon others. And I find that I am a much larger target for this than most, by far. If I do not act in accordance with the energy my archetype is aligned, namely that of representing Pluto to the outward world, others seem to feel an incongruency with my true nature and therefore react negatively.

    Hence, I say to you Plutonian ambassadors… Do not live by the conventional wisdom of the times, this heavy handed “anger is bad, and those who express it are bad,” philosophy. Anger had its place long before American political correctness and mainstream psycho-babble. You are the Angel of Death. To deny your role is to deprive the world of its understanding and place. Maybe Satan didn’t want to be Satan, but without him, all existence is simply one long bow of praise. And what could Satan do but be himself? As is no different than you, Pluto Conj Asc. Be fearless. You are born to it.

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    • Pluto in Libra is very strategy aware so perhaps the trick is to be authentic rather than execute a strategy of behaviour? I agree with you that we have to get angry sometimes – its healthier than pretending not to be and then some other poor soul picks up the disowned energy and acts it out!

    • look, we all have the propensity to kill ,if we allow ourselves to, to say just be yourself and don’t try to transmute it, sounds like the nutters in the nut house, glorifying cruelty, when we see what we are capable of , good and bad ,then that is having the balls to see ourselves as we really are, but to put it into action ,is psychopathic, The worst phrase in the world is ,mine is not to reason why ,mine is but to do or die, ,just following orders ,for g-ds sake don’t think for your self, just be a sheep and attack others out of gutlessness and project your own cowardly darkness onto others. . ofcurse get angry sometimes, but at other times, self control is admirable and essential for a civilized society, ISIS! Our brave boys, my ar–e

  2. UberQueen… My entire comment was a statement of authenticity, not some strategy for social coping.

    And that’s the point. To both of you. People need to stop trying to displace the warrior archetype. There are those who are born to this, and you repress them with ideologies that do not fit them, stemming from something you don’t understand, all because it makes YOU feel more comfortable. You fear the violence that ensues in real life, in nature. Nature itself is violent and will remorselessly destroy you. Can you reason with nature? Will you deny it’s supremacy? Can you deny it would NOT be supreme if not for it’s violent wonders? It is you that are dishonest with yourself and your feelings. Not I.

    How do you define “the good guy?” When dictators and REAL psychopaths come knocking down the door, who will fight them? Who will protect others? You? Doubtful. Gonna talk’em to death? Sacred fire, righteous anger… is something you piss on when it’s convenient, and cry out to for help when you know all else is lost.

    And yes, even with the capacity to kill. Close your eyes all you like, marginalize the very guardians you count on. But remember your words as you eat them someday.

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